RACHEL:We are just getting back to the hotel, so I apologize for not calling earlier. I am terribly exhausted so I believe I am going to pass out now. Not sleep, pass out, because I'm sure I could sleep for 12 hours straight.
RACHEL:You don't have to reply to this text, I probably won't hear it anyway. I just wanted to say I hope you had a good day, and goodnight. Sweet dreams, Quinn.
QUINN:I'd love to spend nye with you. I have plans for next Wednesday, so it shouldn't be a problem.
QUINN:And mom will be thrilled I'm spending it with my 'girlfriend'.
RACHEL:Well, if you don't mind, can I call you tomorrow? So we can discuss the details. I'll make sure to call around 11pm too, to keep our routine and just so I can make sure I wouldn't interrupt anything.
RACHEL:I need to get some sleep now, I don't know how I managed to stay up so late when I only got 3 hours of sleep last night. I don't know why I'm telling you this. I get a little silly when I'm sleep deprived, you know this.
RACHEL:Hello, Quinn. I realized that lately we only seem to be talking really late at night, and I thought about texting you earlier today because I saw something that reminded me of you, but I didn't want to break this little routine.
RACHEL:The reason I'm writing you now, is to let you know I got you something for Christmas and I was hoping we could get together before we returned to school? I will be returning in two days (I know, it's a shame that I can't spend New Years Eve in Times Square watching the ball drop, trust me. I even tried pouting and I didn't convince my daddies) so perhaps you could come over next Tuesday?
RACHEL:If you don't have any other plans, that is. And if spending New Years Eve with me is something you would want to do.
RACHEL:And I do believe Noah is throwing a party, so maybe we could even join that?
Yes, Quinn. It was simple but thoughtful. I actually liked it better than the rest of my presents (with the exception of the NYC plane tickets, sorry) so you have nothing to worry about. It was special for me.
QUINN:Of course I remembered. [She didn't have it in her to tell Rachel that she sort of stalked her facebook to check the date because she wasn't exactly sure if it was the 18th or 16th. They weren't friends the year before that, and before that, so Quinn didn't exactly keep a calendar of birthdays] That's great, Rachel. I'm happy for you and it really sounds like the best gift ever [She agreed with a laugh. Rachel's voice was so expressive in a way Quinn would never be able to understand, because she could her the excitement in her voice and already picture her smiling and squealing and maybe even jumping around her room. It was really cute. But she had to admit she was a little disappointed Rachel was going to be gone for Christmas. To be honest, she hoped she would be around and save Quinn from her family] You're not boring me at all, I'm just tired. I didn't think you were going to pick up so I was almost ready to leave a voicemail.
RACHEL:[She was such an idiot. There she was, going on and on about her gift and New York and her birthday that she didn't realize that Quinn could be really sleepy] Had I know it was you, I would have actually said hello. I'm still glad you called. That was...extremely sweet of you. [The last thing Rachel wanted to do was to over think things, but she's doubted Quinn feelings towards her once, and sometimes when Quinn did nice things for her or every little nice gesture...well, Rachel couldn't help but go back to that place. After all, of all her friends, Quinn was the only one to stay up that late despite being tired just to call her and say happy birthday] I don't want to keep you from your beauty sleep, so you should go to bed.
QUINN:[It wasn't necessary for Rachel to spell it out because Quinn already knew who she was talking about. Who else would it be?] Why did he call you? [It really wasn't none of her business, but she couldn't help but be curious] Everything's fine, don't worry [She hurried to say, chuckling quietly to calm Rachel's worries] Actually, I just wanted to... [A pause] Happy birthday. That's what I wanted to say. I didn't know if you'd be awake or why I called, really. [Didn't know why she called? Really, Fabray?] I could have texted you or wait until I saw you at school but...ah, I don't know. [Clearing her throat, Quinn tried to not seem nervous, for whatever reason] Shouldn't you be asleep? It's a school night.
RACHEL:[Had she not been so tired, she would have taken the time to reply to everything Quinn asked or said. Conversations over the phone weren't her forte, because she rambled as much and sometimes even more than she did when talking face to face. So she ignored the question about Finn, and she ignored the "don't worry" because yes, she was going to worry if Quinn had called for a different reason. But then...] You remembered. [It wasn't a question, it was a statement. She didn't think anyone other than her parents and closest friends were going to remember. And she considered Quinn a close friend, but previous years Quinn wouldn't have bothered to even say hi to her] I'm glad you called [Rachel was smiling, and she could only hope it didn't show in her voice] And thank you. Other than my fathers and you-know-who, you're the only one who called or even said hi to me. And I know it is a school night, but I'm too excited to sleep [Her voice was higher than usual, and she facepalmed herself because her daddies were probably trying to sleep by then and she was being loud] My daddies got me plane tickets to New York! Remember that one bet I made with them that I'd be able to stay up really late for a week? Well, they finally got me the tickets. We're going next week since we don't celebrate Christmas and have no reason to stay here or have a family get together. But I still can't believe it. It's the best birthday slash Christmas present ever. I'll get to see Cinderella, and Annie, and maybe something else if I can afford it [She stopped mid-sentence, realizing that she was in fact rambling over the phone] I'm sorry, I didn't mean to bore you with that.
QUINN:[She had to double check that she called the right person even if the voice was clearly Rachel's, because Quinn didn't remember Rachel saying anything for that matter to her or even being upset with her, so she was rather confused] I don't think you did. [Quinn replied in an amused tone and arched an eyebrow, even though she knew Rachel couldn't see her. Maybe she shouldn't have called at all]
RACHEL:[Well, that certainly wasn't Finn] Oh my god, Quinn. I'm so sorry. I didn't even check the caller, and I thought it was- [she cut herself off, the last thing she wanted was to talk about her ex-boyfriend on her birthday or even tell Quinn about how he already ruined her day. Dramatic much? Maybe] Why are you calling so late? Is everything okay? Are you okay?
QUINN:[She's been debating whether to call Rachel at midnight just to wish her a happy birthday when she was going to see her later on at school was a good or a bad idea for about twenty minutes. She even made a list of pro and cons and shook her head at herself because that was such a Rachel Berry thing to do, but despite her 'cons' list being longer than the pros, Quinn scrolled down her contacts until she found Rachel's name and pressed call as she sucked in a long breath. She had nothing to lose, and if anything, she would go straight to voicemail which wasn't such a bad thing at all and she could say she dialed her accidentally in her sleep if asked]
RACHEL:[That wasn't how she was supposed to start her birthday. Sure, her daddies walked in to her room to say happy birthday and give her a plane ticket to NYC as a birthday present (the one she won on that bet a while ago) and also gave her a cute vegan cupcake with a candle on it because "You'll get your cake tonight". But once they left, she got a call from Finn and that changed her mood completely, which was something normal by then. So when Rachel heard her phone again, she didn't bother to check who it was and picked up letting a heavy sigh] I told you not to call me again.
QUINN:Wasn't he the one to break up with you, though?
RACHEL:EXACTLY! That was my point, thank you!
RACHEL:I'm sorry, I'm feeling all over the place right now so I think I'm going to sleep it off. Have a good night, Quinn. And feel free to text me tomorrow if you want. Or call me! But if not, I'll see you at school.
QUINN:I did shake my head, but you get points because you also made me smile.
QUINN:I'm alright, though. As okay as I can be on a Saturday night when you have your best friend texting you every five minutes to go to this party you're really not interested in going.
RACHEL:Oh no, I'm sorry about that. Maybe you should turn off your phone? Or at least put it on silent? I could message her and tell her to leave you alone for the night. I can be quite persuasive, and if anything, she'll get mad at me for being 'annoying'.
QUINN:Hey. Do you have any plans for your birthday? What an idiot, of course you have. [backspaced]
QUINN:Hi, I know your birthday is on a school night and you probably have plans, but I was wondering if maybe you wanted to do something after school? [backspaced]
RACHEL:Good evening, Quinn. How are you doing?
RACHEL:May I be honest and say that this text message both surprised me and made my night? I know you're probably shaking your head at me for being too dramatic or anything of that sort, but we've barely talked lately and I have to admit that it's my fault, but I missed you and...I'll just stop rambling now.
Due to real life about to get too busy for the handlers, we decided we’re going to take a little break. It’s going to be a really small hiatus, no more than 10 days, but I thought I’d make a post so the few followers we have don’t think we vanished.
I think you can go with bold colors or design without being too garish. I think the most important thing for your followers are ease of reading and use. If you can find something that has everything easily accessible to the eye and easy to read (font color goes with background color, and it's big enough to read) and that you also like the color or design of, then I think you've found the perfect theme. For the record, I like your current theme.
Why thank you so much for your input, and I’m glad you like my theme. After some deliberation and and three “Keep your theme” opposite to just one “change it”, I’ve decided to keep it as it is. I might edit it just a tiny bit after the weekend once West Side Story is over, though. So keep an eye on it!
I need a second opinion. I am thinking of giving my blog a makeover, but I am torn. Should I get a theme similar to the one I am using now (meaning I can edit the background and sidebar navigation a I please and make it as colorful as possible to match my personality), or should I get a more simple and minimalist one? I do like the idea of getting a simpler one, because I know how overwhelming it can be to some people to go to someone’s blog and find multiple links to everything and having it be very colorful, so I thought having something more simple and normal would attract more people to my blog. But at the same time, I would miss it being colorful and Rachel-esque.