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Friday, November 13, 2009

What's Your Story?

Currently: Saddened.



When you think of old people, what do you think of? You may be a person who's 40 years or younger, standing there looking at someone who is above the age of 60 and could either be considered your parent if you're of decent age or grandparent if you're a teenager or below. You stand there looking at this small person who looks so frail you could simply snap them in half with two fingers. Pretty much you look at a person like this, old, wrinkly, etc. (No offense to those out there who are like this. I'm don't mean anything bad.) When you look at them, what do you think?
Do you stand there just thinking, "Oh, this is an old person. Nothin much to them." But honestly when you get to speak to some of those up in years today, they might have been around when World War 2 happened or when something that changed history happened. My dad sparked this thought in me when he told me about some of the older people living in the trailer homes around where my parents used to work or own a small laundromat. My father looked at this old man and woman and thought nothing of them until he heard their stories. I'll tell you what my dad told me.

My dad came across an old man living in the trailer park. He got to talking to him and found out that this man was alive during World War II. Listening to my father's story about the old man amazed even me that this man was still alive today. During the war what had happened was he was captured over in Germany. They put him into a prisoner camp for 3 years. He went in weight at least 10-15 pounds less than 200. By the time he came out he was only 86 pounds. He pretty much starved for those three years yet he still survived. I can't say if he's still alive today because when my dad heart his story, I was still a little tyke.

Now there was also a little old lady my father encountered. Her story was that during the war (World War II), all the men were gone off fighting in the war. Since the men were gone, the women had to do all the jobs around. This womans job was to take the finished air planes just made and fly them to Hawaii so the men can use them in the war. That was her job, was to fly these planes so the men could use them in the war. Which in my opinion I think that's pretty amazing.



All in all, what I want to say is, everyone has a story to their life. Someone's story could be difficult like reading a Stephen King novel. Or their life could be easy like a Dr. Seuss book. Everyone's unique in their own way and has a story to tell. All we have to do is sit down, give a bit of our time to them, and simply listen. You'd be amazed at what a lot of these people have to say.

Friday, September 4, 2009

I Don't Care by Apocalyptica



Currently: Listening to Apocalyptica songs.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

SCREAM


Currently: Putting music on my MP3 player to listen to at school.



This post is mostly directed towards teenage girls which I am one of course. It could be directed towards others if you've ever felt like this. What I want to ask is, have you ever had the feeling/urge to scream your heart out towards someone or just in general? Like, you see this person you like very much almost every day either at school or for some it might be at work. You really like them but at too shy to tell them you like them. I've had this feeling many times and I just want to go up to them and scream my lungs out.
Since school started about two weeks ago, this has occurred to me so many times. I don't know what to do about it but for now my mind screams every time I see the person but my mouth won't even say a simple hello. It's very frustrating but I'm trying to get up the courage considering this is my last year of school and besides this I most likely will not see this person ever again which saddens me. I'll have to find a way to let my feelings out before I graduate.


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Sorry for just randomly talking like that. It's just, urrggg, that's all I've wanted to do for the past week or two. It's quite annoying. I hope everyone out there finds the courage to tell that special someone that you like them before it's too late. Don't let time pass you by anymore before you go up to them and tell them. Even if you have to go up, scream it to them, then run away. Haha, at least you told them, right?



[Note: I got the picture from Here.]

Friday, August 21, 2009

Summer's Over, School Starts



Currently:
Listening to The Crow & The Butterfly by Shinedown,
And Contemplating when I might eat next.



The summer's pretty much over at this point. There are only tomorrow and the next day, then school starts for me. Some people have already started school I've heard on Gaia, but I'm not there yet. Just two more days until I am. Orientation wasn't too long ago. Two Monday's ago? Yeah. It was quite chaotic just like last year's orientation. The set-up was almost the same except this year they put us all in the gym to get our schedule then we had to sit there until our ticket number was called. It was supposed to start at 8am then last till 10am. For my friends and I we went in at 8am but left at 11am. We were there an extra hour because we sat sitting in the gym for the entire two hours until they called our ticket numbers. Afterwards we ventured around school getting everything then my friends and I had to go get our schedules changed because they were messed up. Jeeze, was it tiresome. I'm glad I got to go with my friend to Burger King afterwards to eat some chicken fries. Those things sure are tasty.
All in all though, I still don't really know what classes I'll have this year and I honestly don't care. I'm just going to attempt my best at them and surprise everyone. If I got straight A's this year, so many people would be surprised with their jaws dropping to the floor. That would make my year, gladly. I actually need to do my work this year unlike the past couple years. This is my last year of high school and I need to make something out of it before it all ends.


On another note, I've been in a drawing mood the past couple days since I heard about my friend working on t-shirt designs for the club she's in at school each year. It's call the Japanese Culture Club (JCC).
I'm not sure if I'm going to join yet but I just might because two of my friends are in there and I've liked Japanese culture since long ago. Since my friend has been drawing the t-shirt designs, I wanted to try drawing some ninja's as well (since that's what she was drawing). It's not much really, I'm still working on different stuff but I liked the first one I had going. I actually took a picture so my friend could look at him. I thought about giving him a name because it would be appropriate, right?

Well I hope everyone is doing alright this summer. Things are going fine right? I'm sorry I haven't posted in forever and I'm hoping to start posting more pictures and drawings on here after school starts. Look forward to it.



Btw, here's something I drew in Photoshop not to long ago. C:
I actually liked my coloring job on the kimono in this.
What do you think?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Super Happy Fun Time


Currently: Yawning.



What's this about Super Happy Fun Time? Well, tis a thread I made on Gaia. We didn't change the name of the thread until about 10-20 pages later. It's just a place for friends of mine and I to chat. Anyone else on Gaia who wants to chat also is welcome. I made the picture above because we had not to long ago got past 1,000 posts in the thread. Most of the posting was done by two friends of mine and I. But I wanted to do something for the 1,000 posts so I ended up drawing our three avi's together. It's a pretty crappy picture but I kind of like it. I MIGHT color it in later if I feel like it.


(Super Happy Fun Time)


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Avi Art Headshot [For a Friend]

Currently: Thinking and Looking at other blogs.


Kind of been looking at other blogs that I had just found the links to from someone's profile on Gaia. They are pretty amazing and the artists are really good at what they do. One in particular is amazing. The way they draw and color just fascinates me.For this post I'm going to post a piece of art that isn't really much. Wish it was better and I should have probably took my time on it more to make it look better but nope, I did not. Very sorry about that. I did it of my friend's avi from Gaiaonline. She changes her avi a lot and it makes me want to draw it every time. So this week I drew her a headshot of her avi. I could have probably done a lot more and cleaned it up a bit but I did not. Here you go.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sunset Adventure


Currently: Have the urge to draw something.




Hello everyone, I'm sorry I have not posted in a while. It's just been kind of hectic around the house this summer. School got out some time ago and it's been summer vacation. We've been having family troubles, but that isn't really the reason I haven't been posting recently. I just haven't had the motivation to post. I'm very sorry about this.

Anyways, why is the title of this post "Sunset Adventure"? Well, that's because I went on an adventure of course, while the sun was setting. I went on this great adventure with my mother not too long ago. Our destination was a bridge nearby that has the big curve upward in the middle so boats could go under it. Going here with my mother and actually walking over the bridge was magnificent because after getting ice cream, on our way back over the bridge, we got to see this amazing sky. Now of course I love the sky especially during sunrise or sunset because that's when it speaks to you the most, but this sky was amazing since there were so many colors in it. I will not post all the pictures right now in this post from that great adventure but I shall at least post one picture as my header to show how amazing it was.
By me showing you this picture that I had taken that day, you can enter my world and see what I see all the time. I love taking pictures of the sky since it tells a different story every day that it's just completely awesome.

Well I'm VERY VERY Sorry but this concludes my post. I will make another post later today or after this one if I feel like explaining how I'm doing and everything.

Oh yes, by the way

Sunday, June 21, 2009

New Fan In Back Room


Currently: Sweating after my walk. Icky, isn't it?



Went shopping today and finally got a fan for the back room that fits in the window between that room and my brother's room. It fits almost and it's kind of small but it works. Though we finally got this fan, earlier tonight our air conditioning started to go on the fritz and emitting warm air into our house. Bubba claims that the fan isn't working in the air conditioning thing outside on the side of house so it's not cooling down the air or something along the lines of that.
So right now we actually have the air conditioner in the wall in our big room plugged in cooling down...er...that room anyways. It's going to be one hot night. Especially since it's really hot and muggy outside right now and has been all day. It's been horrible.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Finally Summer


Currently: Listening to Pandora and Attempting to take something down in our house.





Friday, June 5th, was the last day of school for myself. It is officially summer to which I'm very happy for. So far it has been a pretty good summer since I've been hanging out with friends. I could be hanging out with a couple of my friends right now but I'm letting them have...er....some alone time you could say? That is all I will say for now. Anyways, back to about Friday, it was a pretty good day. I skipped three of my classes to hang out in the school's band room and watch Lord of The Rings 3 and one of the Austine Powers movies with my friend Marebear.

I went to my 5th, 6th, and 7th period classes which I am VERY glad I went to seventh because I was able to see my model in there. Well, I've been drawing him the past week since we do nothing in class and have just been watching movies. I got to see him for what I thought the last time until probably next school year. Yes, I can say I might have a crush on him but I was very happy seventh period Friday because I was able to see him. He was hanging out with his two friends in that class throwing around one of their backpacks as if it were like a several pound medicine ball that they would usually throw around in JROTC. I laughed most the time watching them all be idiots and listening to my MP3 player.

After school shocked me very much. I walked home with my friends while it was sprinkling out when we left. Down some ways from our school is a elementary school and across the road is a church. Before we got down there we ran into a snapping turtle which I took pictures of. We called him pogo because he hopped up in the air off the ground when Marebear put her foot near him. It made us laugh so much.
Casobi's mom then called and she asked if we all wanted a ride to my house (since that was our original destination when we started walking). We all got out of the rain under an over hang at the church where, by some mirical chance, my model was. Now so you people have a name reference and I don't have to keep saying model, his nickname I like to call him by is La Mesa since that's pretty much his last name in Spanish. I was so happy when sitting under there for several minutes since I got to see him before not seeing him every again for the entire summer. What I regret the most is not saying anything to him the entire time. I was so shy and happy I forgot to even say hi to him. What a complete idiot I am! I'm going to regret this for some time now.


Anyways, off of that depressingness and on to what happened later. My friend Ariel left my house after some time so it was only Marebear, Casobi, and I. We decided to walk to the park where we took fun pictures on the way. Then after the park went to the railroad tracks. That's where the display picture comes. The one in the display picture is actually my friend Casobi. She's pretty awesome and here Domo-kun shirt is awesome. The other one in the plaid shirt is Marebear in the other pictures. Just to let you know. These are my wonderful friends.




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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Transformers 2





Currently: Drawing Macy, my other cat.


School is almost over for myself, which I'm quite sad about. I won't see the people that I see every day anymore. Though I will be happy I can sleep in officially after tomorrow. I might have to resort to summer school this summer though after looking at my school website with my grades. I've pretty much failed 4 out of 7 of my classes this year. How sad and pathetic is that? I guess I should probably go down to the deans office tomorrow and talk about taking summer school.
Anyways, back to the subject, Transformers 2 is coming out in the next several weeks I think. Or so that's what a description on youtube of the trailer said. I'll have to look it up later but I know sometime this month it should be coming out. I just finished watching the first one in my Spanish class today. Since its the last week of school in my classes we are pretty much watching movies. In my Environmental Science class we are watching Fern Gully which I have not seen since I was little. That movie pretty much came out in 1992, the year after I was born. If you haven't seen it maybe you should?
Transformers 2, I wonder how that will be? I really liked the first one because the way they made the autobots and the decepticons were pretty amazing. They probably spent quite a bit of money making both of these movies but I have to say I can't wait until the second one comes out. I will for sure try to see it, maybe with a couple friends. I know one of my friends will probably go see it with me. The other one on the other hand, I don't know if she's into those kind of movies.

-Scrummage's up a description of second movie-

(This description is from IMBD.com)

The battle for Earth has ended but the battle for the universe has just begun. After returning to Cybertron, Starscream assumes command of the Decepticons, and has decided to return to Earth with force. The Autobots believing that peace was possible finds out that Megatron's dead body has been stolen from the US Military by Skorpinox and revives him using his own spark. Now Megatron is back seeking revenge and with Starscream and more Decepticon reinforcements on the way, the Autobots with reinforcements of their own, may have more to deal with then meets the eye.




I advise that everyone should go see this movie and tell me how it is. I want to hear other peoples opinions. Please and Thank You!



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P.S. I've also added here another video of the new song by Linkin Park from the soundtrack of Transformers 2. If any of you like this band here's a good song to listen to by them.



Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Currently: Listening to blog music.


What is this you ask? Well I've been listening to my dad and my friend Casobi explain the movie Rocky Horror Picture Show to me. I've never actually seen it but they have. I'm hoping to watch it here coming this Sunday coming up. If not then another time for sure I shall watch it. Now my dad was explaining to me how people back years ago and still to this day go to showings of this movie in certain theaters at 12 midnight. This is kind of like a special seeing of a movie though because many fans like to go and see it and participation in the movie theater according to the movie. Like during scenes where they are singing and dancing, the audience dances while dressed up as characters from the movie. After hearing about this I kind of wanted to go just to see how it looked. That would be a very interesting movie to go see. Earlier Bubba was actually looking up online if they still showed it anywhere and they actually do in like 3-4 places around our state.
But anyways, Have you seen this movie? If not then maybe you should, just for laughs? Goodluck. I'll post another time to tell you if I've seen it and if I have, how it was.

Now, for your enjoyment in this post, I've found a video on Youtube from the movie of two songs from the movie called Time Warp and Sweet Transvestite. Beware, second song may not be suitable for younger viewers.


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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I think there's a storm coming.

Currently: Scared of the thunder. D:



What's that I see down the street? Oh my, it's dark! I walked home earlier today and it was blazing hot out! I was sweating and the sun was shining and everything. From the moment I get home to a couple hours ago it started getting uber dark. Bubba and I went outside waiting for my mom to get home before they had to leave for bowling and we saw this. I ran back inside to grab my camera to snap pictures. While I was taking pictures my dad was talking to our new neighbors that moved in a couple months ago.
This ominous black cloud looked really suspicious, we honestly thought it could form into a tornado or something, don't you? That's when we got on the conversation of when my brother was coming home from school on his school bus in Elementary school. I was still a little baby and we were living in a different house at the time but my dad was driving not too far ahead of the bus towards our house. He had stopped or parked at the end of our street waiting for the bus or he was still driving, I'm not really sure which one but a funnel cloud had come down from the sky. It did not touch the ground but it had the power to launch all the garbage cans off the ground and everywhere down our street and other streets nearby maybe. I was actually at home probably somewhere under the funnel cloud. 
Now the bus my brother was in had turned around and went straight back to school. I don't blame the bus driver probably because he was thinking of the kids safety. But anyways, this is a small story of when my brother and I were still pretty young and it goes with the picture I took outside like half an hour ago.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Other Cool Blogs






What is this blog about? Well you can kind of tell thanks to the picture which I actually took not to long ago. It is of a bishop from chess. This blog belongs to my father who I refer to on here as Bubba all the time. He got into playing chess last year I think when I came home and told him how I had learned how to play chess thanks to someone in chess club. He made me sit down with him and play a 5 minute chess game with the board and clock and everything. It was hard because I lost every time. Sometime this school year he decided to join the chess club here in town. He doesn't go to it regularly but does go to it often.
This blog he made a while ago I think and it pretty much involves many chess videos and tips on some moves and what to do. Etc. If you are into chess and want to go to a blog totally about it and has many links to different sites or videos to help you, his is the one to go to.



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Weird picture I know but that's what this blog has as the top picture on their blog. This blog I know the creator also because he is like one of my uber awesome online friends. His blog consists or random things kind of like mine but his is more in the area of writing about games, game systems, movies, his reviews on those movies, what new cool things in the world are coming out. I really like his blog because he can totally write way better than I can and its cool to see what he thinks of certain movies, if he thinks its ok then I'll go see them maybe.
If you like reading about what games or movies are coming out and that kind of area of writing then his blog is the one to read.




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Random I tell you! Random. That picture there I put for this blog is one of their pictures on their site (so obviously they took it by the way). This blog is of two English teachers teaching in China who have made a blog. They post all kinds of weird things and pictures that they take in China. Of course China is different from our county so they might do things differently and whatnot.
If you want to look at cool pictures and read random stuff this is the blog for you. I really advise you to go check them out, it is one pretty cool and I think highly popular blog.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

What's that growing on my counter?

Currently: Talking to my friend Casobi and Feeling sick from eating too much steak and potatoes.




Sorry I haven't posted in a while other than my Platypus post I just posted recently today. I've been busy with school and whatnot, though slowly I worked on my Platypus post. I might have general knowledge posts every once in a while every time I learn something new and want to look more up about it.

Now, about the picture I've posted as the header. What is this you probably ask? Wel it is a sweet potato. It is to be exact a sweet potato that has been sitting in that bowl on our counter for the past two months. It's started to sprout things out of it which later we are hoping to plant it at some time. Right now we cannot because it has been raining where we live and everything is flooding. I'll show you pictures maybe later in another post of a spot in our back yard near our side fence of our yard flooding. Anyways, this sweet potato, Bubba and I were talking about it earlier since it caught our eye at the time. We both agree'd that we should plant it soon and I asked how it could do this? He claimed that sweet potatoes aren't like regular ones because if those were regular potatoes you would make mashed potatoes with then they would have rotted by now. But since sweet potatoes have something in it unlike regular ones they have started sprouting roods or stems out of it. I would say roots but they don't look at all like roots. They are more like stems because if you look at the ends of some they are actually sprouting leaves.
Now let me just say before I conclude this odd random post, we have not watered or done anything to this sweet potato in the past two months. It has pretty much just been sitting there the entire time with no one doing anything. I just wanted to let you people know that, its just been sitting in a bowl for two months with no one giving it water or anything at all, and its sprouted stems.





Well I hope this has made your day or just say "Wow." If it did not then I am sorry you read this for no apparent reason and have not been affected. I will leave you to your business now. I might post another post today but I'm not sure. Have a nice day.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Platypus


Currently: Talking to an old friend of my parents, Then going to take a shower.





I was watching a show on Disney channel earlier today after I got home from school. The show name was called Phineas & Ferb. It's pretty much a little kids short sort of but still kind of cool because of the things they do. Now in the show though, there are the two brothers Phineas & Ferb who wonder what to do each day for summer vacation. They build so many things from a roller coaster to a shuttle to other things that are quite amazing all in their backyard. But that's getting off track of where I have a picture posted as my header pic of a platypus. Why do I have this picture when I'm talking about a Disney show? Well, I was talking with Bubba while we were watching this show because Phineas in the show has a pet Platypus. Now this made me wonder because they were talking about Perry (Name of the platypus in the show) and I had to ask Bubba what a Platypus was and everything. He had told me how the world thought Platypus were extinct for so long until about 30-50 years ago someone had found one. This is our journy into wikipedia and whatnot about Platypus so sit back and read what I've found on them.






This semi-aquatic mammal was first discovered in 1798 by Europeans. The pelt and sketch of one was sent to the Untied Kingdom by Captain John Hunter as proof. Many scientists beilieved it was a hoax though.
The name Platypus ("Platys", flat, Board)("Pous", Foot) originally means "flat foot". Early british settlers called it names such as watermole, duckbill, and duckmole. It's body is pretty much covered with dense fur which helps it stay warm in the cold. Like we have insulation in the walls of our house to keep us warm during winter months. It's tail is used to store fat for reserve (like tasmanian devil & fat tailed sheep). Unlike a bird, the snout of a Platypus is a sensory organ with a mouth on the underside. Nostrils located on the dorsal surface of the snout, while eyes and ears are located in the groove set just back from it (That groove closes when swimming though). When a platypus is irritated it will make growls and weird sounds so pretty much if it starts doing that, back away slowly. Haha. The weight of these small mammals is about .7 to 2.4KG (1.5 to 5.3 LBS). Females are the smaller of the two at about 43cm (17in) while the males are a bit larger but not much at 50cm (20in). The last thing I have to discuss about its description is probably the body temperature. The body temperature of a Platypus is 32 Degree Celsius (90 Degree Fahrenheit) while a normal mammal's body temperature is 37 Degree Celsius (99 Degree Fahrenheit). So Platypus unlike normal mammals are much colder by several degrees.

Mmmmmm, Venom. Yes, some Platypus are venomous. Both males and females are born with ankle spurs. Though both of them are, only males spurs produce venom. This venom is powerful enough to kill dogs or cats, or at least animals of that size/smaller. Though it is venom, it is not lethal to humans. It may be so excruciating that a victim may be incapacitated. So stay clear of angry male Platypi that want to hit you with their venom. 




Well that is all I've got for today. Here's the link to the wikipedia page if you want to know more about Platypi. And maybe other pages also about them.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Upcoming Art


Currently: Singing to Shinedown.


I showed you my drawing of my cat Snoopy recently that I had given to my mom for Mother's Day. I had started it for art class but by the time Mother's Day started to get closer I decided to finish it, frame it and give it to Nana (My mom). I hope you all did like it. I've gotten a couple positive replies about it from my relatives so far and also classmates while I was working on it. Since I worked on it so hard the past couple weeks I figured I would do a couple more since I'm pretty much getting a grade for this in my art class. I thought about what I was going to do next all day today in my classes at school. By the time fourth period had rolled around I finally figured out that I would draw my brother in uniform. I know that we had a couple pictures around the house of him in uniform but apparently we don't have any extras. I really want to draw a marine pretty much ever since Yoshi (My Brother) became one. Whatever shall I do since I can't find an extra picture of my brother? I thought about it and then I thought, why don't I try asking all of you? Do any of you have pictures of loved ones you would like to be drawn that are/were in the arm that they are in uniform in the picture? I'm willing to draw young or old. Doesn't really matter, I'll at least try. Can't say I'll be any good though.

Also what I was going to do for future project was just drawing friends as well. My friend is doing a self portrait in her Drawing 1 class. (I'm in Drawing 3) I told her I might draw her because I had the sudden urge to so she said, "When I finish it, I'll give you the picture." I'm determined to draw more amazing things before the end of school in about 3 weeks since it will be my last year of having art. I don't think there are any drawing classes after three. I thought there was a fourth but nope and anyways my favorite teacher is leaving after this year because she is retiring. 


Anyways, look forward to more drawings and pictures from me everyone. I'll do my best and try not to disappoint anyone with my drawings or pictures.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day


Currently: Trying to call people but it isn't working.




Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there. I hope you are having a good day today. What have your daughters or sons or even grandkids gotten you for mother's day? I would like to know if its anything special, extraordinary or just cool. For my mother today I gave her my drawing I've been working on for the past couple weeks of our cat Snoopy. I found a cool looking picture that I've probably posted here on the blog and gridded it and drew it. It came out so cool looking though my paper was a bit crumpled here and there trying to take it back and forth from school and home. Nana (my mother) really liked it and everything. But now she told me I have to draw our OTHER cat Macy then draw my brother then both her and my dad. I could always make a family set for art class. Heh.

But anyways before I post the picture and my drawing of Snoopy I would like to know what your sons or daughters or just family got you for mothers day. Even if its pretty simple I would love to know.


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Snoopy picture that I 
took with a digital camera.





Mother's day present 
I gave my mother. 
Pretty much a replica of the 
original image that I took.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Bolt






Currently: Tired and going to bed after this post.




Just got done watching the movie Bolt with my parents. It was a pretty good movie especially if you want to have a good laugh. The movie is pretty much about Bolt the super dog who thinks bag guys are after his Penny but really they are all actors and so is he (He just doesn't know it). One day the company wants to twist the story a bit and so they have the green eyed man steal Penny. Bolt goes frantic and tries to save her yet he is locked away in his trailer where he manages to get out and falls into a box that ships him across the U.S. So pretty much he has to find his way back to Penny with helps from a feline friend Mittens who he thinks works for the green eyed man and a smaller companion by the name of Rhino who is a hamster.
After watching this movie I thought it was pretty good but that's just my opinion. What cracked me up the most was probably the hamster just because of some of the things he says and does in the movie just makes you want to laugh so much. I hope you're able to see this movie and if you do give me your opinion of it. Thanks.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Night at the Museum II




Currently: Listening to Shinedown.


Do you know that Night at the Museum 2 is coming out soon to theaters? Well it is. If you haven't already seen the first one then you should do that before going to see this one when it comes out. The first one I thought was really funny because my mother and I saw it I think when that was in theaters. We laughed because of some of the things that happened in the movie since its pretty much all these exhibits in a museum coming to life. There are several famous people in these movies including our man from Zoolander and recently Tropic Thunder (which I've heard Tropic Thunder is a funny movie) by the name of Ben Stiller. Also from Zoolander is Owen Wilson who plays a miniture cowboy from the old western exhibit I think.
Other people in this movie include....


Amy Adams
Robin Williams
Jonah Hill
Thomas Lenon
Bill Hader
Hank Azaria
Dick Van Dyke
Eugene Levy
Steve Coogan



....and many more.
Pretty much in the second movie it seems that Jedediah and Octavius have been shipped to the Smithsonian museum by mistake and Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) has to go rescue them. That's why the whole title name of the movie is Night at the Museum: Battle at the Smithsonian. I think while he is there he encounters obstacles to save them probably. I'm not really sure but I hope to see this movie after it comes out and you should too.



Now getting past the movie and on to the video I have that I found from Youtube is of a scene in the movie. Daley (Ben Stiller) and Amelia (Amy Adams)are talking to a statue in the Smithsonian I think about something important yet he's checking out a female statue nearby. He tries to impress her with how large of muscles he has. This scene they showed in the commercials on T.V. just made my dad and I laugh so much. It's just random and makes us laugh so I found it just to show you guys. I really hope this makes your day or at least laugh a little.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Growing Sunflowers


Currently: Texting people and Burnt from going to the beach yesterday.




Recently we started growing sunflowers out in our backyard originally in two pots. We are only growing four so far but we might grow more later. Right now I'm pretty much going to give tips on how to grow sunflowers since I might want to look up some information myself that way I know how to grow them. So lets begin with our little gardening lesson. ;D


Now to begin with you must first figure out what kind of sunflowers you intend to grow and where you are growing them. Sunflowers vary in height. Pretty much there are small, medium, and tall sunflowers. They can grow quite tall. The ones we had planted in our backyard at the moment said on the packet that they were 12 feet. Finding a place to grow them is also important because what I've found about them is that where you plant them is important because of sunlight. Since sunflower has the word "sun" in the name you want to make sure it gets at least 6 hours of sun a day. The heads of the sunflowers will point towards where the sun might rise because they look for sunlight. So it's good to figure out where you are going to place them especially if you want to look at the front of the heads instead of the back. Sunflowers will stretch to get sunlight if you put them in a shaded area so sometimes the sunflower will fall over. Some people will put their sunflowers along a fence line so they have support when they start growing taller and it's a good barrier between you and your neighbors if you want more privacy.

After figuring out what kind and wherer you are going to plant your sunflowers, next is taking care of them like watering them for example. You want to water them pretty often because watering them will help the stems keep the head of the sunflower from falling over. It gives them a good support. Though you could always put a steak into the ground to help them for support as well. Also you want to watch weather conditions. If you have heavy winds it can make the sunflower fall over just like some other plants.



Well that's all I have for the 
time being but here 
are a list of websites I've
 found useful information from.




Wednesday, April 8, 2009

St. Augustine With Nana

The parking garage Nana and I parked in.
There was only ONE lane open so 
that's why the line to get in was so long.



A cemetary we passed walking around St. Augustine.
I had to take a picture because I just love cemetaries. 
Don't know why.



The old fort.



I guess they were building 
a new bridge over there.



Entrance.



Flag.



Kids were playing on the 
cannons which I guess isn't allowed?
I'm not sure.



Wooden bridge into the fort.



That's the small building you pay for 
tickets but we got in free that 
day because their computers broke down.







Moat stone stairs that people aren't allowed on.
Though they look pretty cool over there.



The courtyard. 
No one's allowed on the grass.
I think over there where it's taped off is the church room?






Quarters where the soldiers sleeped.



Flags and other stuff?



I think this is the rock 
the fort is made out of?



About the "Royal Coat Of Arms".



The coat of arms.



Large wooden doors.



Stuff in cases. xD 
Can't remember what they are for. Sorry.



Storage room.



Small model of the fort.



About the large canon that blew up.



The canon that blew up.



Weapons used back in the day.



Room for powder magazine?



Coartyard from the other side.
You can see the stairs leeding 
up to the top of the fort.



Room where the soldiers slept.
They would sleep four to a bunk.
Two on the bottom and two on the top.



At the ends of the beds is where they kept 
their belongings and weapons if you 
can see the notches in the frames.



Fort Mose?



Large wheeled canon.
Can't remember what room it was in though.



I think these were like ammo or something like that
soldiers used.



Barred window out to the courtyard.



Writing on the wall probably by soldiers.







A hole in the wall of the fort.
You can see shells in there I think.



Small warm enclosed room for storage I think?



The door we had to come through to get to this room.



I think maybe this was the eating area?
I'm not really sure.



Stairs up to the top.



Courtyard. 
Somewhere over there to 
the left is where we came in.



The Neccessary.



Bathrooms. ;D



Stairs.



Danger.



Going up the stairs looking down.



Two long canons up on the room.



More canons.



Long canons up close.



This is I think where they would ring a bell.
Just can't remember what for though.
I think if they saw the enemy or something?



Rolling canons.



Stairs.



Looking off from the top of the fort to the left.



The moat around the fort.



The top thing. 
This is where the bell was. 
I THINK!
Gawsh, my memory sucks!



Moat.



Canons.











Bridge back to the gates.



Coartyard. 



Line Of Defense.











I went up top there!
Earlier before we came into the fort.



Moat.



Entrance to the fort.



"Get off the nuclear warhead."
That's what my mom said while we were walking 
over by these canons and someone's kid was on one.







Coartyard. 



Those are the stairs we went up 
to get onto the roof of the fort.



The steps soldiers would stand on to fire at the enemy.



Fort flag.



About the flag.







Sentry Box.



We had to ask some dude what these were. 
The conversation went like this....
Us- Do you know what those are over there?
Guy- Yeah.
Us- Well?
Guy- Ooooh, you wanted to know what they were! Those are chimney's. 

Haha, I kept laughing after I had walked away. xD



There was a lot of writing in random places 
around the fort.



Stairs down to the first level of the fort.
They were repaird at some point in their life.



Right below where the chimney's were.



We forgot to come in her first before going
up the stairs. D:



More writing.



Entrance inside.



Bridge back outside.



Outside of the fort.



Bridge they are working on.
Might be done by now? D:
Who knows?



Moat.



I think a canon ball hit here.



Urg, I can't remember what they did here. D:
Maybe make ammo or something?
But it's like a really big oven.



Big oven.



They would have canon's sit on a track so 
they can roll it around to the position where the enemy was.











There's some random kid over in the grass over there.



My mom wanted to know what 
those things were for down there.



My mom thought I was weird for taking this picture 
because I had to kneel down and whatnot to take this picutre.







That's the bridge to the gates way over to the right.
I got to walk on it. xD



After I hopped down from it I took this picture.







Trolly!



Nana thought I should take a picture 
of this because it looks so cool.



Restraunt or cafe up there.



Old Spanish Bakery I think.
I came here when I was on a field trip when I was little.
I can still remember.
Classmates and I had bread.
Or maybe it was for a fieldtrip when I was in summer camp.



What I had for lunch.
Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge. ;D
Tasted REALLY good.
I want some more now.



I think Nana had peanutbutter and Chocolate chip fudge?
Can't really remember.
But it also tasted good!



Nana was still smoking so I was forced to 
take random pictures around us while I waited.



I really like the houses around here.



Took this picture because my 
Spanish teacher's last name is on it. xD
Hehe.



Street we walked down in St. Augustine.



Yes, we actually went inside.
I made nana.
Just because I thought it was funny.



The mat they had on the ground 
before you went up the stairs.



Hehe, I really want this. xD



Pathway behind the building 
where the cat store was.



We finally got like in the middle of 
St. Augustine where this big square was.



Pavilion. I thought it looked cool.



Stairs up to the pavilion.



More of the pavilion. In the front of it there was a little pond.



Monument?



Old dried up well.
This is where people would get 
their water back in the day.



Bucket in the well.



More of St. Augustine.



Really loud church.
D:



Can't remember what building that was. 
I wish I could though.







About the prisoners of war?!



More old buildings in St. Augustine.



I really liked how this picture turned out.
xD
The water came out nicely.



AT&T bulding in St. Augustine.
Nana's been here.



Yes, we actually saw chickens.
It was like the momma and three babies.
They were adorable.



The new AT&T parking lot.
The old one was next to the AT&T bulding
but now it moved to way over here.



I really loved the front of this building.



It was very pretty.



I liked that house.



Ok, I only took this picture because 
one I'm still trying to figure out what it says in English.
And two, it has the name of the dude I like in it.



I asked Nana to come into this one area 
because I loved the vines over head.
I just had to take a picture of them.







Big water wheel.
People were taking pictures in front of it.



Fountain next to the cafe we ate at.



The cafe we ate at.
Nana had ordered a drink inside and the people were like ok, hold on.
At some point another person asked, "Can I get you anything?"
Nana said that she had already ordered and was waiting.
The guy was like, "Oh, I'm sorry! _____ must have forgotten about you. This one's free on us then."
Other guy working there said, "But she already paid."
Guy number one was like, "Oh well next time you come then you get something free."
Guy two, "Yeah, what if she's from Omaha, Nebraska?"

So now apparently we are from Omaha, Nebraska. ;D 
That was so hilarious.



Gates.



Carriage rides around St. Augustine anyone?



Gates from the other side.




Same cemetary as earlier. xD



OLD TOMBSTONE!







Visitor Center.



Memorial bricks?



Beginning of the Old Spanish Trail.







Heads spittin water.



Clock. Thought it looked cool
so I took a picture.



Made Nana walk up like four stories to the top
of the parking garage so I could take a picture off
of it.



Looking off the parking garage.



There were only a couple cars up here.








Leaving to go shopping at the St. Augustine outlet mall.
That's where I got my new converse. ;D