Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
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.
I AM SO EXITED!!!!!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
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:
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
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
Thursday, September 10, 2009
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!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
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|
Monday, August 24, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
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
Sunday, August 2, 2009
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
Then we went to the newer courthouse where the mob took Bishop Partridge and tarred and feathered him.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
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!
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. . .
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!