Thursday, September 29, 2011

Morro Bay!

Hello, readers!  Lucy here.  This past weekend, my family went on a little trip to Morro Bay, which is a tourist friendly city a couple of hours from here on the coast.  Where I live in Bakersfield, it's apparently hot until November... but Morro Bay felt lovely and amazing.  

It was really fun too.  We went to this shell shop that sells sea shells from all over the world... I got two shells from Japan to decorate my room.

Then we went to the aquarium and fed seals... they're so cute!  I have a little video of them, if you're interested.

We spent some time on the beach too, and I have a couple of shots.  You can see what a lovely and clear day it was.

We went to a couple different huge candy stores.  At one of them, we got this bag of chocolate rocks!  They look really real.

Overall, it was a really great trip.  I hope you've all been having fun while I haven't been posting!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Stole this survey from Sabine. =)

What is your name? Were you named after someone else? Do you like your name?
Lucy: My name is Lucy Ryoko Nakamura.  Lucy is because my mom loved I Love Lucy, and Ryoko is after my grandmother on my dad’s side.  I love my name!  It’s old fashioned, so not a lot of people have that name anymore, but it’s not so old fashioned that it sounds out of place.
Keisha: Mine is Keisha Rae Vance.  I’m not named after anyone.  I like my first name, but my middle name is just okay.

Do you have any pets? If yes, what kinds, and what are their names? If not, why don’t you have any pets?
Lucy: I have a sun conure named Pajarro and a hamster named Yuu.
Keisha: I don’t have any yet.  My parents want to make sure that my younger brother and sister are ready before we get any.  But they’ve been talking about getting a cat soon.

Do you like to cook? What’s your favorite food? Are you good at cooking?
Lucy: I’m not a great cook, so I don’t do much of that.  Growing up with my dad who worked so much, we had a lot of fast food, pre-prepared meals, and boxed and canned things.  I never really learned from anyone.  My favorite foods are grilled cheese and tomato soup.  I can make that!
Keisha: I like to help my mom in the kitchen.  I’m still learning from her and really enjoying it.  My favorite food is spaghetti and turkey meatballs.

Where do you live? Have you ever lived in another country from where you do currently?
We both live in the US (California) and no, we’ve never lived in another country.  Hopefully someday!  We’d love to go to Brazil or Japan.

Have you ever met a famous person? Who was it?
Lucy: I met Jason Varitek, the catcher and captain for the Boston Red Sox once.
Keisha: Never.  Maybe I will soon!

What do you do in your free time?
Lucy: Sports, reading, drawing, watching anime and classic movies, hang out with my friend Keisha =)
Keisha: reading, photography, watching classic movies, singing, playing with my little brother and sister, hanging out with Lucy!

Do you like sports? What are your favorite sport?
Lucy: As I mentioned in the last question I love sports!  I play soccer and volleyball.  I also love tennis.
Keisha: I like to cheer and swim, if you count those. =)

How old are you? Do you like being the age you are? 
We’re both 11 and loving it!

What are your hobbies?
Lucy: reading manga and Nancy Drew, drawing, classic movies, collecting antiques
Keisha: reading the classics and Nancy Drew, singing, photography, learning about my culture

Do you have a religion? What is it?
Lucy: I wasn’t raised in a religion and I haven’t really put any thought into adopting one.
Keisha: My family is Methodist.

How many languages do you speak? What are they? 
Lucy: I only fluently speak English.  But I’ve picked up quite a bit of Japanese over the years, and we’re learning Latin in school.
Keisha: I’m also only fluent in English.  But I learned a lot of Spanish when I lived in Los Angeles, and it comes in handy here!  And I’m also studying Latin in school.

Who do you live with?
Lucy: My dad, evil step mom, and older brother
Keisha: My mom and dad and younger siblings

Are you a morning or night person?
Lucy: Afternoon, actually.
Keisha: Early morning!

Would you want to be famous? Why or why not? 
Lucy: I’m a little too shy and I hate having people look at me all the time.  I think fame would be too much pressure for me.
Keisha: I could handle it.  In fact, I would love it!  I’m good with attention, and I bet I would love to meet all the cool celebrities.

What are five things people don’t know about you?
1. My brother is one of my best friends.
2. I like my new school better than my old school in Boston.
3. Unlike a lot of native New Englanders, I can pronounce the letter “R.” =)
4. My dad told me that when he and my mom were in college, she dyed her hair purple!  I’m going to do that one day as a tribute to her.
5. I really love ‘80s music because my dad played a lot of it when I was really little.

1. In my old school, I was the smallest kid in my class.
2. I’m saving my allowance for an American Girl doll.
3. I want to learn how to play the oboe because I think it sounds cool.
4. Since my mom and dad are both in the medical profession, I’m thinking about going into it myself when I grow up.
5. I just painted my toenails sparkly purple. =D

Monday, September 19, 2011

Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Ahoy, me hearties!  Cap'n Lucy here!  In case ye did nay know, today was Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is a really fun holiday.  As you can see, First Matey Keisha and I got decked out in our pirate finest for the occasion.  But that's not all... my brother Dylan took us to a charity event at his high school where everyone dressed like a pirate!  We listened to his school band play and ate lots of junk.

But the big surprise was that we met up with some friends of his while we were there.  Dylan introduced me to his friends Bethany and Sarah (the twins I saw him with at the movies so long ago).  Bethany and Sarah had their younger sister and cousin with them.  These two girls are around my age (one is a year older, the other a year younger) and they don't go to my school.  But I have heard of at least one of them by reputation. Bethany and Sarah's sister is fellow blogger Wendy from Wendy's Life!  Keisha and I spent all afternoon with Wendy and her cousin Allie, both of whom were really fun and nice.  I got a little nervous at one point because Dylan and one of the twins seemed to had disappeared, but it turned out that they were only off getting sodas.  For half an hour.  Guess the lines were longer than they looked.

Anyways, we took some pictures... would you like to see them?  Well, I'm going to post them anyways. ;)

Me and Keisha:

Me, Keisha, Allie, and Wendy:

Me and my new pal Wendy:

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Keisha Vance: Cheerleader

Hey everyone! It's me, Keisha! And guess what! If the title didn't tip you off, I made the cheerleading squad!!! Yay! *applause*

We tried out last Friday, and they didn't let us know the results until Tuesday! That day, we all had to get lots of paperwork to take home to our parents, and we placed our orders for uniforms. Since they come from a shop right here in town, the uniforms made it in yesterday. I couldn't resist trying it on!

I'm really excited about making the squad. One of the girls is having a pool party this afternoon and she invited the whole squad. I'm really excited! I feel guilty about going to a party without Lucy, but I think she understands...

I'll be sure to tell you all about it later!

Love, Keisha

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Changes to the blog

Konnichi wa!  Lucy-chan here with exciting news!  Keisha now has her own account and will post on this blog regularly.  We're both really excited about it!  And you probably noticed that the title of the blog has changed.  "Love, Lucy" was a good title, but it didn't reflect that this is OUR blog.  

We're planning on making a snazzy header photo for the top of the page up there.  Just for fun, I added a couple of photos to the side over there -->.

If you have any more suggestions of fun things we can do with the blog, drop us a comment!

~ L. R. N. ~

P.S.  In case you were wondering, the blog's new name comes from this awesome song from the Powerpuff Girls!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cheerleading tryouts and club week

Hi everyone!  It's Keisha again!  Now that Lucy has asked me to co-author on her blog, I'm going to be posting more often... I'm supposed to be opening my own account so my name can come up on the posts, but I've been too lazy.  I will eventually get around to it!

Anyways, I have to tell you all... this week at our school is club week.  It's been really fun!  We've been on minimum day schedule all week so that we could spend the last hour of the day seeing presentations by various clubs, doing sign-ups and auditions for the clubs and teams that need them.  On Monday I joined photography club... I'm really excited about it!  We're going to meet every Monday for 45 minutes after school and learn about photography and practice different techniques.  Each week we're going to have to submit at least one photo we've taken and at the end of the year we're going to compile them all into a portfolio.  We're going to do different themes like self-portrait, landscape, silhouette, etc.

My mom asked me to join MESA, which stands for Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement.  And I don't know if it's just my mom or a mom thing in general, but when she "asks" me to do something, that means that I don't have a choice in the matter.  I convinced Lucy to join with me, and although neither of us a super great at that sort of thing, we're going to try to make the best of it.  Our math teacher is the adviser... he's giving everyone who joins MESA and stays in it all trimester extra credit.  And actually does sound sort of fun.  I just don't plan on letting my mom know that! ;)

But the thing I'm most nervous about is cheerleading tryouts this Friday!  I was in club cheerleading and on my school's squad where I used to live, so I have a lot of experience, but I'm still kind of worried.  I saw a video on our school website of the squad from last year... they're really good!  I've been practicing a routine for my tryout... I hope I'm good enough!

~ Keisha

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Tenth post! Some feedback, please?

Heya, blog friends!  This is my tenth post... yay!  But hold your applause for now.  I wanted to ask some opinions.  

First of all, I have 14 followers.  Thanks to all 14 of you!  But what should I do to get more?  I'm following most of the blogs that I've read so far and I try to comment on all the new posts I see.  I don't log on everyday though so I miss a lot.  I try to catch up when I can though.

Second, I've noticed that posts with pictures seem to get more comments than those without them. Should I wait to post until I have pictures and more to write about, or should I post more often (some with pics and some without)?

Third, I'm thinking of asking Keisha to become my permanent co-author on my blog?  I'm assuming everyone would be interested in hearing from my fun and cool bff? =)

Thanks for reading and for any feedback you have... I appreciate it!