Thanks guys for keeping all the nice replies going.
And I'm not offended at all by your comment, Marcia, and I appreciate your kind words. I am a writer, and so I think that good grammar is important. I have plans to pursue an English major in college, because I love words and literature, and I love to write. I don't always write as well when I'm sending a quick text, but on forums and papers and things, I feel good grammar is essential, or you can come off as amateurish or incompetent. And for those who are wondering about my education, I was homeschooled by my grammar nazi mom up until high school, aha. Not to mention I have always just had an affinity for language.
Anyways, back on topic. I have heard some people say that Ragdolls or other longhaired, big cats aren't always lap sitters, due to their size and all that warm fluff, haha. As for Himmies, I don't think they would be a good choice for me because I don't think I could handle a coat that requires daily brushing like that. I brush our two cats a few times a week typically, and they have long coats, but their coats are not as voluminous as the Persian and it's cousin the Himalayan are known for. One of ours has a bit of a longer coat, and often I have to pay the most attention to her coat, but luckily she doesn't mind being groomed so much.
I have talked to my mom about it a little - she knows that I have wanted a cat for a long while. She is a very conscientious person, and so I know she would never allow me to make any such choice lightly. We have talked about a cat or other small pet for me, since I owned and loved a rabbit for nine years, and he passed away from old age when I was twelve. But I figured I would wait and see how busy I would be in high school, and go from there. So, here I am. On a separate note, my mom adores Maine Coons.
I'm pretty she dreams of them, haha. Them and Norwegian Forest Cats, but Wegies are known to be more independent and aloof, which is not what I'm hoping for in a cat.