Thursday, January 29, 2009

There's No Escaping It

There's No Escaping It
Originally uploaded by stephaniedan


Honestly, I am swamped. I am not helping myself by doing this, but if I continued to work on school related BS i think I would crack a plate over my head.
SOO MUCH WORK. Ugh. I think I might've posted about this before, but it never hurts to reinforce. DO NOT PROCRASTINATE. JUST DON'T DO IT.
Semester grades come out soon.
I already know I have a B+ in English. I might as well not go home...



Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Good Luck!

Barack Obama
Originally uploaded by baonguyen

I think that today, no matter what your race, religion, nationality, political party, you can realize that something tremendous has occurred. Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as President of the United States of America. In my opinion, (and I believe my opinion to be right) Obama is an amazing man. His words are so strong and powerful, they brought a friend of mine, a teenage boy, to tears.
"And so, to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and we are ready to lead once more."
In my community, almost everyone is a democrat, and most everyone is a liberal. Most of us have been utterly ashamed of our country these last few years. Today, I was, for the first time in a long time, proud to call myself American.  

The road ahead will be difficult, but I am sure that, yes, he can do it.  My best wishes to Barack, Michelle, Sasha, and Malia Obama.  


Thursday, January 15, 2009

October Carnival

Another Dizzy Carnival Ride
Originally uploaded by Bluesmile:)

Prompt "Carnival"
Fairly pleased with it.  First non-poetry writing I've done in a while

October Carnival

"FASTER FASTER FASTER!" screamed Dylan.
"THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!" yelled Aidan.
"SHUT UP!" shouted Molly

TORNADO shot up into the dark October sky, and the rainbow colored compartments spun out to the sides. The speed increased, satisfying Dylan's demands. The wind blew past them so hard, that Aidan's azure eyes began to water, and Molly's blonde hair fanned out behind them.

"WEEEEEE!" screamed Molly, grabbing the two boy's hands, and reaching for the sky. Dylan released the popcorn bag he had been tightly clutching in his right hand, and it was whipped out of sight, down to the lingering kids below.

TORNADO turned, and the three teenagers slid to the left. Laughing, Molly fell on to Dylan, as Aidan fell on her. They swung back up, and suddenly, Dylan was falling on Molly, while she was falling on Aidan. As the colors whipped by, Aidan pointed with his free hand, to a bunch of seventh-grade girls who were giggling at the half-full bag of popcorn that had landed on a good-looking eighth-grader's head.

Soon, they were gone from sight. The ride began to slow, and Molly, Dylan, and Aidan stumbled off, the two boys laughing as she skipped around the basketball courts, tripping over her own feet. The two boys ran after her as she bounded up the steps of a jumbo slide, and went tumbling right behind her as she went down it. All three of them landed in a tangled heap at the bottom, shaking with laughter. As they got up, Molly planted a kiss on each cheek, and pulled them after her as she ran to picnic tables set up by the food stands. The trio collapsed onto the benches, and Aidan grabbed a new bag of popcorn off the tray of a passing couple. Dylan and Molly were giggling as they dug into the warm and buttery goodness.

"Let's go," suggested Dylan, after every last piece of popcorn had been consumed.
They moved over to the field at the edge of the basketball courts, and sank down onto the grass, looking up at the black sky, light by neon lights, breathing in the smells of popcorn and an October Carnival.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Elegy to Our Friendship

--- Beacause I am... Forgive me ---
Originally uploaded by ¸.•*J A B E Z¸.•*

The day seems so much longer
Without you by my side
Harder to take every blow
Every stab that wounds my pride

You were there to dry my tears
Face the things that I could not
Your smile chased the pain away
The way you went was so abrupt

So the day will be longer
A little bit less fun
But life is full of ones that go
And there are plenty still to come

Finally, my English teacher passed those poems back. FINALLY
There is another poem I might post, and I saw a picture on flickr that I thought was interesting and maybe, just maybe, my inspiration might be on the way back. ;)


Friday, January 9, 2009


almost there[:
beautiful song. his speeches are so beautiful.
"in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false, about hope"
he is a wonderful orator.
just remembered this video today,and have been looking for it to download.

have a wonderful weekend (i won't as i am still uninspired AND i have to go to my mothers)
almost there (:


Sunday, January 4, 2009


really, I want to write.  really badly.  I am just so ridiculously uninspired.  it's never been this difficult.  i am attributing this to the fact that i dislike writing poetry on the computer.  narratives, essays, fine.  i just really dislike writing poetry on the computer.  and writing it out by hand is turning out to be difficult, as I am right-handed, and my right hand is in a cast, thumb included.  it just makes writing a pain. but the cast is to be off soon (hopefully).  
it could be that i just don't feel very productive.  i got a load of new books for Christmas, but have decided to re-read the Harry Potter series.  I read book six, then seven, then one, two, and i am currently on three.  i started this 3 days ago.  
but my dad and i finished that Beatles puzzle, so that's something.  and i did hang out with my friends at the promenade in the cold for 5 hours.  but it was fun.  oh, and i was forced to clean my room.  that took up a couple days of break.  and i couldn't sleep last night, so i cleaned out the desk in my room.  still not going to use it though....
school starts again tomorrow.  i really don't want to wake up at seven.  that'll be the earliest i've gotten up in in 2 weeks.  the last week i've been sleeping past noon.



Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009

Hugging the Earth
Originally uploaded by Curly-Q

I love this picture. Don't you?
You know, like the future of the planet. Hope. Change. The youth. Us.

2009 should be a big year. It seemed like something more should have been felt when the second came that no longer was it 2008. But no. Just like any other New Year's, HAPPY NEW YEAR! was shouted, and then everyone wound down. I don't know. Just seemed like it should have been more, because 2009 looks to be a year a great change.
Oh well.

I have resolved to not make to many resolutions.
1. Write more
2. Study more
3. Don't run backwards

There we go.
I spent New Years Day watching the replay of the rose parade, thinking 'these things are so cool, but i am soooo glad my dad insisted i be here instead of with my mom, because she would have dragged me to this.' and watching the rose bowl.
And rereading Harry Potter and the Half- Blood Prince at the same time. Football isn't one of my biggest interests.
Feeling crappy again.
At least I didn't spend this New Year's Day in the ER.

Anyways, I wish you a wonderful 2009.