Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Night before Christmas

I thought that because it is Christmas time, I would post the most well known Christmas poem ever!

by Clement Clarke Moore
or Henry Livingston

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;

And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,

Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like a flash,

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow

Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,

I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!

On, Comet! on Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!

Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,

When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,

So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,

With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof

The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,

Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,

And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;

A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,

And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,

And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;

He had a broad face and a little round belly,

That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,

And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,

And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,

And laying his finger aside of his nose,

And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,

"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


More Movie Posters:
Percy Jackson with the Trident (which he never ever touches in the book)

Annabeth (who should really be blond)

Grover the Satyr (one of the points in the book is that Grover can't do woodland magic very well, so I don't know why he has that magic ball in his hand)

Riptide (Percy's sword, which can't really spark electricity like that)

An awesome representation of Percy's powers

As you can tell, I will most likely be judging the movie very harshly. The Upside of reading the book is that I will know everything that they left out or changed in the movie!
The Downside of reading the book is that I will know everything that they left out or changed in the movie.
Kind of bitter-sweet. Mostly SWEET.

Monday, November 30, 2009


What I am SUPER, SUPER, Exited for:


Friday, October 30, 2009

Calvin and Hbbes

My favorite comic strip of all time is Calvin and Hobbes. I found this web site called http://chquotes.synthasite.com/calvin-and-hobbes-quotes1.php
It has a lot of Calvin and Hobbes quotes in it that are funny! See if you can name who says them! (I can!) Here is the shortened version:

Calvin :

That’s the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn’t good enough for me! I demand euphoria!
This one’s tricky. You have to use imaginary numbers, like eleventeen …
Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.
“Work fascinates me, I can watch it for hours.”
“I’ve got plenty of common sense…. I just choose to ignore it.”
“Girls are like slugs, they probably serve some purpose, but it’s hard to imagine what!”
“Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?”
"If it was completely different, school would be great."
Where do we keep all our chainsaws, Mom?
“Summer is butter on your chin and corn mush between every tooth.”
“It’s a cruel season that makes you get ready for bed while it’s light out.”
"Shock and titillate me! I've got money!
It’s no use! Everybody gets good enemies except me.
It's only work if somebody makes you do it
Reality continues to ruin my life.
So the secret to good self-esteem is to lower your expectations to the point where they're already met?
To make a bad day worse, spend it wishing for the impossible.
What's the point of wearing your favorite rocketship underpants if nobody ever asks to see 'em?
“I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.”
“Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants won't help.”
“Well, remember what you said, because in a day or two, I'll have a witty and blistering retort! You'll be devastated THEN!”
“Careful. We don't want to learn from this.”
“History is the fiction we invent to persuade ourselves that events are knowable and that life has order and direction.”
“I can't tell if that's funny or really scary.”
Life is full of surprises, but never when you need one.
They say winning isn't everything, and I've decided to take their word for it.
“Unfortunately for my report, mom caught me and I didn't get to see how it ended.”
I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep everyone's expectations.
If something is so complicated that you can't explain it in 10 seconds, then it's probably not worth knowing anyway.
Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around.
A good compromise leaves everybody mad.
I hate being good (or trying to fake it).
But I like my idea better.
You know what we need, Hobbes? We need an attitude.
Idiocy is the essence of the male mind. (Amen!- Me)
I thought my life would seem more interesting with a musical score and a laugh track.
You know you'll hate something when they won't tell you what it is.
It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept.
As a math atheist, I should be excused from this.
I can always get by on my good looks and charm!
Homework, I command thee, BE DONE!
Somehow I imagined this experience would be more rewarding.
I don't DO math anymore. I decided I'm more of a visual person. -Visualize being the only 45-year-old in the first grade.
Boy, rough life, huh? What have YOU done today?!
I'm happy, but it's not like I'm ecstatic.
I'd explain it, but there's a lot of math.
There's no head rest on this chair! I should sue for whiplash!
I asked Mom if I was a gifted child...she said they certainly wouldn't have paid for me.
The only skills I have the patience to learn are those that have no real application in life.
Mom and Dad say I should make my life an example of the principles I believe in...But everytime I do, they tell me to stop it.
What assurance do I have that your parenting isn't screwing me up?
OK, so I was wrong for once in my life! Shut up.
“I propose we leave math to the machines and go play outside.”
“People pay more attention to you when they think you’re up to something.”
“Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.”
I go to school, but I never learn what I want to know.
From now on, I'm not doing anything I don't want to do! The world owes me happiness, fulfillment and success.... I'm just here to cash in.
I have a hammer! I can put things together! I can knock things apart! I can alter my environment at will and make an incredible din all the while! Ah, it's great to be male!
“A smoke grenade, a gas mask, and a helicopter……. that’s all I ask.”
I'm looking for something that can deliver a 50-pound payload of snow on a small feminine target. Can you suggest something? Hello...?
“Life is like topography, Hobbes. There are summits of happiness and success, flat stretches of boring routine, and valleys of frustration and failure.”

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Glasses (sigh). . .

So I got an eye-exam today. For the past. . . long time. . . I've had trouble seeing the board in my classes and reading stuff from far away. So finally after much nagging, my dad took me to get an eye-exam. I am officially Near-sighted. The eye doctor said she didn't know how I passed my Drivers ED eye-exam. Personally, I think it was pity. So, in 7 days, my glasses will come I will be a Four-eyes! (That doesn't mean I'm giving you permission to call me that!) Sorry no pictures. But I will soon. . . And no, those aren't the glasses I chose. I got black ones.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My new favorite,(yet to be discovered) songs:

Here they are! Along with their" single covers":

Melody By Kate Earl

Black & Gold
By Sam Sparro

No Boundaries By Kris Allen

Can't find the words By Karina

Paris By Benton Paul

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Poem By Me

So a few day's ago in English our prompt for our journal was, wait for it, anything. So I wrote this fun poem:

The Dragon and Knight

Lying in wait in the dark of the night,
the dragon was longing for someone to fight.
He was tired of sleeping and guarding his hoard,
If it must be said he was frankly quite bored!
It had been ages since the Knights used to come,
With visions of gold needed for their Kingdom!
He wanted a challenge!
He wanted to brawl!
He wanted a Knight, all cocky and tall,
But, alas, this was not to be, for one had not come in a century!
Then one time, in the night in the fall,
The dragon woke up when he heard a call.
"Hey dragon! You in there? Can it really be true?
I have long wanted to meet with you!"
The dragon perked up in the dim morning light,
A human had come! He now had a Knight!
"Yes I am here!" He said with a laugh,
"Have you finally come to test my wrath?"
"No, no!" said the Knight as he came into view,
"I would never want to fight with you!"
"Why not?" said the dragon, somewhat in a daze,
never before had he been this amazed!
The man only laughed and said with a grin:
"If I fought with you there's no way I could win!
I know you've been up here for ages on end,
I thought that maybe, you'd just like a friend."
The dragon was touched and felt no need to brawl,
So finally he said, "Well, yes, if that's all."
From that day on they were really a sight!
They were two best friends:The Dragon and Knight!

Michaela Labit

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

To become a MOVIE!!

It's gonna be a movie!!!

Since its publication in September, the critically acclaimed and hugely popular The Hunger Games (Scholastic, 2008) by Suzanne Collins has had readers blogging about who they think would be cast in a film version of the book. A Hunger Games movie is that much closer to being realized now that Lionsgate has announced that it acquired the distribution rights for the work from producer Nina Jacobson.

“The suspense of The Hunger Games is heightened by its spirit of moral inquiry, and Suzanne has entrusted Lionsgate and me to bring that moral perspective to the adaptation—a charge we fully intend to honor,” said Jacobson, who is also bringing Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books (Abrams/Amulet 2007) to the screen. Collins, an experienced screenwriter, will do the screen adaptation herself.

Lionsgate president of motion picture production Alli Shearmur is thrilled to have The Hunger Games. “This is exactly the kind of movie I came to Lionsgate to make: youthful, exciting, smart, and edgy.”

Author Suzanne Collins
Interest in the booked peaked after Twilight’s (Little, Brown, 2005) Stephenie Meyer praised it and Stephen King published a review of the book in Entertainment Weekly. The first of a trilogy, The Hunger Games is set in a dystopic capital where two teens are required to participate in an annual live, televised fight to the death. The book has been on the New York Times bestseller list for 27 weeks, received a star review from School Library Journal, and is a participating title in SLJ’s Battle of the (Kids') Books. The second installment in the series, Catching Fire, is due out September 1, 2009.

Monday, August 24, 2009

New iPod!!!

I got a new iPod on Saturday! Yay! I bought it off of eBay (refurbished). It is a Blue iPod 4th Generation 8G's! (Our camera is out of batteries or I would put an actual picture.) I love it SO much! I already have 222 songs and 6 music video's! It is so beautiful!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Look out World!!

Look out World 'cause here I come! I can drive!! (With an Adult age 21 years or older with an official state of Utah drivers license.) Yay! I got my permit today!!! I am so excited. I passed the test on the first time with a, (please don't judge me!) 84 percent! I cant wait to try out my permit and drive my parents insane!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me. . .

Need I say more?

Keep on singing!

Way to go Caitlyn! She has the most hits out off all of the finalists! 1,212! Keep on Singing!

Thursday, August 6, 2009



Sometimes life can bring you down, Everybody has their day.

Where you feel like you aren't wanted and,

Luck will never come your way.

It's times like these that try the heart, So when your heart is tried,

Always look towards Jesus Christ, and let Him help you decide.

We always need to come to Him, so have faith and never doubt,

If you'll but simply look on up, you'll see His hand reaching out.

He's our creator and He never wants to see us sad or depressed.

Just look ahead, follow His light, and always do your best.

In our life we'll make mistakes, we don't know how or when,

If you stumble and fall, while you answer the call,

just pick yourself up again.

We can't forget the ones around us, who have lost sight of the road,

Reach out and point in the right direction and help them lighten their load.

And when you finally make it, into His warm embrace,

Look up and see the one you've missed, look up into his smiling face.

My child, He loves you, He'll never forsake you, and when you're in the pit of despair,

Just look and see that you're are a child of God, and that He will always be there.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Garfield Minus Garfield

Garfield Minus Garfield is this site that deletes Garfield from the Strip. They make Jon look Crazy! Some of them are really funny!

For more go to this site.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

My book Review of:

My book review of:
I have just re-read the series of Gregor the Overlander for the 3rd time. I STILL love it! It's by the same person who wrote The Hunger Games so you KNOW it's good. It is one of my all time favorite books so read it! It's about a boy and his sister who fall through a vent in his laundry room and into a place where people are living under the earths surface! There are giant Cockroaches and Bats and Rats and Spiders and Mice and Everything! He finds out that he is in some prophecy of theirs and goes on a quest to find his dad who had gone missing years before! It's amazing! One of my Favorite series and that's saying something!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

My Trip to Missouri Day 1, Part:2

Sorry it took so long! Here is "Day 1, Part 2"

First we went to the log courthouse. It's where Mary Elizabeth Rollins lived with her uncle.

Then we went to the newer courthouse where the mob took Bishop Partridge and tarred and feathered him.

Whenever I have a picture of a plaque, it means that this is where the spot once was, but is now gone. They put a plaque in place of the old printing office where Mary Elizabeth Rollins and her sister Caroline stole the papers of the D & C from the mob and ran and hid in the cornfield.We went to the place where the Gilbert and Whitney store was. . .

And still is!

They have all of this nice furniture and stuff with really crumbly walls. Looks kinda cool actually.

This is where Porter Rockwell was held for 9 months. (Jesse James was also held here!)
Same jail.

Governor Boggs's house.

On our way back home. Half of me, and Meghan

Meghan's nose and mouth, along with Lindsay.

At night. . .

Lindsay Texting at night.
Journaling. . .

The contrast of our body temperatures. . .
Sleeping. . .
Goodnight! End of Day 1. Day 2, Later!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

My Awesome Trip to Missouri

This is going to be my single longest blog entry of all time. This will be a tour of my trip to Missouri with my Grandparents along with my cousins Meghan and Lindsey. I took about 350 pictures so obviously I won't be able to post them all. I will give a brief narration of what was going on under the picture.

Wow... that sounded formal didn't it? My trip was amazing and I got to see some pretty cool sites so you better pay attention!

This is Meghan and me (Megan and I?) at the Salt Lake City airport on our way to our gate! We were currently on one of those moving sidewalks! I love those. . .

Still in SLC. Lindsey is showing Grandpa something on his phone.

(From back to front)Me Lindsey and Meghan waiting for our plane!

Lindsey showed me the power of her Kindle (by which I am EXTREMELY jealous of!) It is so cool! You can download books and read them anywhere and. . . anyways (sigh)

Salt Lake City just after takeoff. . .

Grandpa Megan Lindsey and Me on one of those shuttles in Kansas City Missouri. . . at about 10:00.

Us in front of our AMAZING rental car. . . a Dodge Charger!!

Grandpa and Grandma trying to figure out how to work the GPS.

Our first stop was the Temple lot where. . .
The sign says is all.

What stone you say?

Not this stone!

This stones! They were the original cornerstone makers for that Temple owned be the Church of Christ. SECT means South East Corner Temple. The other is 40 steps west of that.

This is us with "Apostle Sheldon". He is the oldest apostle in their church. He was funny!

This is the Community of Christ's Temple. (Not to be confused with the Church of Christ) I think that this building was just amazing! You will see many pictures of it!

Another cool picture of it that ought to be in a frame. . .

Ditto. . .

This was in front of their Temple. Pretty cool! Sorry I couldn't get it perfect...

This is a cool thing in their Temple. The Burning Bush. If you think it's on one cloth you're WRONG!

It's on 3 separate ones! Cool huh?

The tree of life. . .

Their main room of worship. And if you look up. . .

The spiral! The tour guide said that you could fit the statue of liberty in there and the torch would still not touch the top! Wow!

They had a whole bunch of flags from around the world in it.

Another cool picture.

They had a little garden outside.

This is what they think Joseph Smith actually looked like! All of the other pictures are guesswork. This one they THINK was based off of a early picture. A Dag-air-o-type. I'm not sure how to spell it. It had a lot more similarities to the death mask!

Then we went to the Visitors Center.

Which Lindsey had a good time at!

So did Meghan!

Us. . .

Us outside the visitors center.

Lindsey in the car. . .

Meghan in the car. . .
On our way to Heaven! (Or close to it!)

However Grandpa would beg to differ. . .

Ok, so it's 11:00 at night and I am only halfway done with Day 1. So I will have to finish this one blog at a time. . . slowly. Coming up next time:
Day 1, part 2!