Leslie and Kyle: Sock Puppets on YouTube

This post is all about me and my siblings' YouTube series, "The Leslie and Kyle Sock-Puppet Show". We first got the idea to film the show about 6 months ago, when we were just earning our wings as "YouTubers". I'm not sure why we called them Leslie and Kyle, the names just "felt right". We've shown this series to some of our family and friends, and it seems that the show appeals to kids and adults alike. Here are all 7 of Leslie and Kyle's shows.
This first show is an introduction to the characters.

The second show features Leslie and Kyle's first guest star, a sock bunny. 

The first Holiday special, 4th of July. I drew all the pictures. Here you can better notice some of my artistic abilities put to practical use.

Here, we see Leslie and Kyle acting out a song called "Me Too". It's a pretty old song, as far as I know, my brother and sister and I know it from all the times our grandparents sang it to us when we were little kids (which, once I really think about it, wasn't too long ago).

Kyle gets tired of playing goofy second fiddle to Leslie, so he is given a chance to play goofy host of the show. Leslie isn't too happy about it in the end.

This movie was made only a couple weeks ago in honor of the holidays. Notice we don't mention which holidays though.

And finally, the latest episode, in which Leslie and Kyle experiment with special filming effects, with hilarious consequences.

Hope you enjoyed watching these shows, if in fact you did watch them at all.

Anyway, (using Leslie's favorite catchphrase,) let me end this post to wish everyone reading this a Happy New Year!


My doodle collection #1

I love to draw. I don't get to do it so often as I would like, but when I do, I have a lot of fun. Here are some of my handpicked favorite doodles out from my sketchbook.
<---This one is the oldest in this collection. I drew it back in May 3rd. I made it by copying from a book upside-down. It's a technique that really works! Drawing something by copying it upside-down makes one really focus on what is being drawn, and the final result is awesome! 
This one was drawn on May 7th, soon after the other one. At the time, I was studying different drawing techniques from a book called "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain", and one of the lessons was to draw my hand in any pose I choose. Real cool, huh?

<---This one is one of my favorite animal drawings. It makes me imagine that the horse is tired of being a carousel horse and wants to be free.

These were made a lot later, around July, right after I watched the movie "Wall-E". I love Pixar, I love robots, and I love big eyes, so put 'em all together in one well made animated movie, and you've got me hooked!

<---These were made just today, by copying  pictures from the internet. I've only recently become slightly obsessed with this adorable little guy and his adventures. I've read the first 3 Sholastic graphic novels cover-to-cover in Borders. Not all at once though, the first book I read a week ago, and the other 2 I read yesterday.  I can't wait to read the rest of the stories, that Jeff Smith is awesome! Fone bone sure took a while to put onto paper, 3 times, but I think it was definitely worth it. 

Whenever I feel like I'm not a good artist, I just flip through some of my "masterpieces", and it cheers me up to see how much I've got to show. Plus everyone else (my brother, sister and parents) thinks that my drawings are great, so I'm contented. Hope you've enjoyed viewing my doodles. Ciao for now! (Oh, that reminds me, time for lunch!)


Vegetarian Feast

Hi again! I had such a wonderful vegetarian lunch today that I'm going to show you what I had. ----->
Israeli salad, cous-cous and sauce, stir-fried vegetables, and cauliflower with homemade mayo dressing. Everything you see is homemade by my mom, my sister and me (us twins do the chopping of the veggies). 

This is our "Christmas Feast" you might say. I am so thankful that our family has such abundance in good food. My whole family is vegetarian, except for my dad and my little brother Adam, who occasionally partakes of chicken or burgers or something. I've tried a few different meats myself, but I very much prefer veggies and fruits. When you're a vegetarian, there are a lot more colors to the spectrum besides golden brown and blood red.
A load of famous people are vegetarians too, like The Beatles, Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Michael Jackson, Jerry Seinfeld, and so many more! Look it up!

Anyway, enough about vegetarianism and it's many good points...
The new year is approaching. The clock is ticking. Bettina has her own countdown gadget on her blog that counts down the days, hours, minutes until 12am January 1st.
I'm not making any new resolutions this year, because then later I feel guilty about not keeping them, but here are a few things I can promise you:
  • I'll keep blogging.
  • I'll stay a vegetarian (why quit?)
  • I'll be nice to my brother and sister.
  • and I'll try to stay awake all night New Years Eve just to prove I can!
I think I can manage that. Well, C U L8R.


It's Christmastime... tomorrow that is.

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. But it is also a very annoying one at times. I'm Jewish, so the winter holiday I celebrate is Hanukah. (Channukkah, hannuka, khanukah, the only thing I don't like about this holiday is how to spell it!) There are some things that I love about Christmas, and there are also some things that I can't stand, or don't get. Here is a small sampling for your reading pleasure!

I love the fact that people are more friendly to each other leading up to, during, and even after Christmas. I hate the fuss that some people make about buying gifts and preparing perfect dinners and getting to parties on time. I love ginger bread houses, but I don't like candy canes.I love the movies that come out in theaters around the Holidays, but I hate Christmas specials on T.V. I love White Christmases, but I hate the fact that we don't get one here in South Florida. I hate saying the word Christmas too many times, but I like it when people greet each other, "Merry Christmas," or "Happy Holidays". I love "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree", but I groan when I hear "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer."

Love it or hate it, Christmas has a very special place in American society as being the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year", but for me, the most wonderful time of year is my birthday (as well as my sister's, since we're twins)! Tonight, besides Christmas Eve, it is the 4th night of Ch... Hann... Chanu... The Festival of Lights, alright?! Gosh, it's an irrational word!

Oh well, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year! You heard it here!

A Crash Course on my Life

Hi. I don't know who's reading this, but I thank you for checking it out. This is my first blog, so let me introduce myself. My name is Annette Levy, I am 17 years old, and I'm a homeschooler who has graduated high school by taking the G.E.D.s.

I spend my time reading, watching movies, hanging out with my pets (2 boy cockatiels named Sasha and Sammy and a darling girl hamster named Hazel) and my family (both parents, thank god!, my twin sister Bettina and my little brother Adam). 

I'm a vegetarian, but I'm not the type who gives you a hard time about eating meat or dairy, I'm the type that shows how much fun it is to make salads and steamed vegetables and fruit dishes.

I love to read and write and draw and create stuff. I'm good with my hands and I call myself an intelligent person (although compared to all the knowledge in the universe I know nothing).

I am a movie buff! I would love to be an actor or director or screenplay writer or just someone whose career is in the movies! Same with book series, but I don't aspire to be the next J.K. Rowling. I'd rather be the next Amy Poehler or Tina Fey!

My pet peeves are few and far between, but the things I just cannot stand are:
  • nails on a chalkboard (or anything that remind me of it)
  • web pranks where you try to spot the difference, and then a horrible image pops up and it's screaming at you!!!!! (That happened to me once.)
  • extreme vegans who wear pictures of bloody chickens on their T-shirts.
  • T.V, shows that make me feel like I'm losing I.Q. points, like "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" and "Spongebob Squarepants"
  • roller coaster lines
I love the colors blue and yellow, my favorite vegetable is the tomato and I like to make people laugh. I love funny random bits, like "Oddment, Nitwit, Blubber, Tweak!" Wow, this is fun, I'll get back to you later. Have a nice day!