Saturday, May 30, 2009
Oh yeah! My birthday! 'Tis next week. I'm going to have a sa-weet party with all or most of my buddies. We're going to Indian food for dinner and brownie sundaes for dessert. Awesome, no?
Something else of incredible import has reminded me of itself. THE JUNIOR SHAKESPEAREANS MACBETH OPENING NIGHT WAS LAST NIGHT!!!! I'm not in it and I don't get to see it (since I live approx. 2000 miles away from where it is taking place) but I'm uber excited anyways! Macbeth is such a fantastic play and I know that the folks up in CT are doing a great job! How do I know that? Because last year they did A Midsummer Night's Dream AND Romeo and Juliet and I saw them perform both. If they can do those two plays at once- and they did it very well- then Macbeth is going to be a smashing hit. My friends Katie and Sarah are playing witches and ooooh now I'm starting to get jealous. *sniff* Let us move on to another subject.
The story that I'm writing is coming along, and HAS NO TITLE!!!!! I can not for the life of me think of a good title for it and I'm going out of my mind. Gah! *sigh* I'm thinking of writing a Narnia fanfic about Edmund. I think that his short period of being a traitor must have had some kind of impact on his life, even though he more than made up for it later. Besides, didn't Aslan say, at the end of PC when it became known that Peter and Susan weren't coming back, "They have learned everything they can from this world"? Well, what did Edmund get out of his time in Narnia? How did his experiences there carry over into his regular life in England? I'm interested, so I think I will write a story to find out. Why did I pick Edmund? Because Peter's lessons from Narnia are kind of obvious ("Be a good leader and CONTROL YOUR EGO!!"), Susan forgets Narnia and Lucy....well, maybe after I finish with Ed I'll start on Lucy. :)
I finished Polgara the Sorceress....I have now read all twelve books of the twelve book cycle consisting of The Belgariad (5 books), The Malloreon (5 books), Belgarath the Sorcerer and Polgara the Sorcerss. Very good books....rather racy in parts, but usually it's fine if you just skip over a couple paragraphs. They're up there with Narnia and the Anne of Green Gables series as some of my all-time favorite books.
Speaking of books, there is one particular book that I would like to recommend. It's called All For The Love Of Mothers: Memoirs of Catholic Midwife, by Lisbeth Burger. I'll have a review up on the Katie and Katie Blog soon. Be sure to check it out!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Ah, the grog. I will not go into detail about the contents of the grog, but it is a nasty drink and if you break a rule you have to drink a cup of it. After drinking it you are supposed to hold it upside down over your head to prove that you drank all of it. Boy, did everyone have fun with grogging. To grog someone, you have to make a point of order- in rhyme. The accused may make a defense, and that also has to rhyme. Several times, the Vice thought that the grog wasn't enough, so the chosen cadets did some other things. For instance, Jack and several others did the can-can while singing the YMCA song with "Pilgrim!" inserted after every "Y-M-C-A!" to serve as a John Wayne impression. That's the great thing about the dining-out: it's formal, but there is some goofing off. :-D After the meal, we all went outside for a very interesting wind tunnel demonstration where we learned about drag and lift and wind vortexes and all that fun stuff. Then we headed back in and a speech was given by a Mr. Snedeker who I actually met before the meal started. Mr. Snedeker is a retired Air Force colonel and a former Spaatz cadet (the Spaatz is the highest award given by the Civil Air Patrol and very, very few people recieve it). He went to the Air Force Acadamy and he's flown a lot of different kinds of planes. He's also just a very nice person. His speech was about how the Civil Air Patrol affected his life, and how if it weren't for the CAP he never would have done all the things he did. He gave encouragement and helpful advice to all the cadets there. After the speech, he was awarded the honorary rank of Cadet General. Then he gave Cadet Lt. Col. Castriotta a certificate appointing him to the Academy.
It was a very fun night, and if they ever do it again I will definitely go. I'll post some pictures when the Internet is going a little faster on this computer.
My friend told me that the first time you watch it you just think, "This is so stupid....what's the point?" but then it grows on you the second time and you start to see why it's so funny. I laughed the first time. Could there be something wrong with me? Anyways, my assessment of the movie:
Kip is pathetic.
But his girlfriend is funny.
Uncle Rico is a creep.
Starla is played by a man.
Rex Kwon Do is lame.
Deb is cute.
Pedro is too old for highschool.
Napoleon.....is Napoleon. The one and only.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I didn't get all of it because I didn't read all the books...but all the same. Really, really, funny.
Soon I will post something that isn't a meme or a link or anything. Probably about books and life in general.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Just wanted to say that. Because I have been tagged by Serendipity to do the following Narnia lovers quiz. *ahem*
~Fav. Narnia Book? The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (so they had better do a good job with the movie or I'll sue!)
Fav. Character? Reepicheep, Mr. Tumnus, the professor, the Pevensies (of course), Mr. Beaver, Bree, etc...
Fav. Pevensie? Edmund or Lucy
King or Queen (of Narnia)? the first king and queen (cabby and wife), Lucy, Edmund, Caspian
Fav. Talking Animal? REEPICHEEP, Bree, Mr. Beaver
Fav. Gift from Father Christmas? Lucy's vial
Fav. Weapon? Su's bow and arrows
Fav. Antagonist? The White Witch
Fav. "added scene" in movies? White Witch scene in PC.
Fav outfit (in movie)? Susan's purple outfit in PC, all the Telmarine costumes, Ed's girl coat. :-P
Fav. Line or quote from book or movie? Er...the whole thing?
~DO YOU LIKE BETTER?~
Mr. or Mrs. Beaver? both
Orieus or Glenstorm? All centaurs are awesome!
Peter or Edmund? Edmund
Susan or Lucy? Lucy! Susan's great too but she forgets Narnia in the end. :(
Jadis or Miraz? Jadis
Jill or Eustace? ... Both!
Drinian or Rynelf? Drinian
Reepicheep or Trufflehunter? Reepicheep! Although I love Trufflehunter as well. I just love Reepicheep more. XD
Trumpkin or Nikabrik? Trumpkin!
Polly or Digory? Polly
Bree or Hwin? Both!
Aravis or Shasta? Oh, probably Aravis. Although Shasta has his good points and he does rather remind me of Garion.....but that's another story....
Rilian or Tirian? Tirian
Coriakin (the magician) or Ramandu (the star)? Coriakin....I think
Did you read this? Did you understand it all? Have you read all the books, seen both movies? Yes?
Then you have been tagged.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Put your iTunes or iPod on shuffle.
Put the name of each song in as an answer to the following questions.
IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY?
WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Teardrops On My Guitar
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (that's depressing...)
WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
WHAT IS 2+2?
Just A Dream (I LOOOOVE the number 4!)
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Beyond The Sea
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
I Feel Bad (hehehe....)
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Ellsworth (That is saaaad....)
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Man, I Feel Like A Woman (rofl!)
WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Video Killed the Radio Star (oh-uh-oh!)
WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
My Angel (omm! that's the best one so far. love you too, Mom!)
WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Journey to the Cemetery (that's not good...)
WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Since You Been Gone
WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
The Sky and the Dawn and the Sun (meteorology forevah!)
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Get Out of This Town (shh!)
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
That's Where It Is
WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
HOW WILL YOU DIE?
Si Volvieras A Mi (translation, anybody?)
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
Don't Forget to Remember Me
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
Storybook Ending (aren't they usually happy?)
WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
At the Ceili
WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
The Wexford Carol (???)
DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
Enchanted Suite (maybe take off the 'e' and add an 'or'?)
IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
The Voice (maybe get a nice soprano voice....)
WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
Maybe (Annie) :(
WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
Should've Said No
If you read this, you have been tagged. :-P
Saturday, May 2, 2009
I went looking for School of Rock avvies and probably the best one I found was this:
Hehehehe. That whole movie is hilarious. It's a little disturbing at some parts but most of it is really really funny. I recommend it if you ever feel like watching something totally mindless. Just watch out for language.
Got my yellow belt! yay me! It is, however, the same color as a French's mustard container. Can't wait to get my gold belt.
Whew! A whole year? WOW.
I remember him coming home. He was a week old and none of his big brothers and sisters had seen him yet, due to his being in the NICU for 7 days. Now he was all better and finally home. We rushed outside and crowded around the car. I looked through the window and my first thought was, "He looks like he's too small for the carseat!" He spent the rest of the day being held, sleeping most of the time, or fussing.
Right now he's walking around with a tuft of hair sticking straight up on top of his head. He's making cute noises and exploring the pantry. Gotta get him out of there....nothing is safe!
Tonight we eat brownies and celebrate! Happy Birthday, T-Bird!