Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Nineteen years ago!

Me. In short this is what happened nineteen years ago today. On May 29, 1993, I was born.

But here are some more interesting things that happened in the year of 1993. (I thought this would be a fun project for me, to find out all about the year I was born. So here you are, reaping the benifits of my research.)

 (I like the songs, movies, and people listed...obviously there are more then this... )

In movies,

Benny & Joon (which I always thought could have been a Tim Burton movie, but apparently isn't...)
Much Ado About Nothing
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Sleepless in Seattle (I prefer You've Got Mail, same couple, but different year :(  )
The Three Musketeers
Tombstone (One of the few westerns I like)

In Music

Ace of Base "All That She Wants"
Billy Joel "River of Dreams"
The Proclaimers "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"

Died In '93 :(

Andre the Giant (Fezzik in The Princess Bride)
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Audrey Hepburn
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Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Post: What's up?

What I'm reading: A Conspiracy of Ravens by Gilbert Morris (Second in the Lady Trent Mystery series)

What I'm listening to: Emma (2009) soundtrack

For your viewing pleasure, the BEST scene in Emma. This music, oh I can't listen to it without smiling

What I last watched: Just Write (A pretty cute movie about screenwriting...I'm keeping it vague...)

What I'm memorizing: All that I need to memorize for work...

What I'm working on: "Stayin' alive, oh oh oh oh Stayin' aliiiive!"

What I'm anticipating: Going to the drive in tonight!

Coming soon: I don't know, because I'm a terribly unorganized person and I haven't worked out a schedule yet...Oh! On my birthday next week I'm going to make a list of some really cool things that happened the year I was born and maybe some sad things that happened. I might include a giveaway. "Then again maybe not."

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

In Defense of Dora Keith

Dora Keith photoI have heard many things about Dora Keith, from many different sources. And few of them are positive. I don't know what your- yes you, 'gentle reader' (I think that's a Jane Eyre quote?) anyway, what your opinion of little Dora is, but I will do my best to tell you why I like her.  
To begin, I will say that I do understand---wait wait wait... maybe to begin I should explain who Dora is.

"I cannot place you! Please, where do you belong?"

Dora Keith is first seen, or heard from, or whatever you call it, in Anne of Avonlea. She is one half of the set of twins Marilla adopts in the second book of the Anne series. She is meek, quiet, and sometimes seems to be vod of emotion. Okay, okay, I feel like that is a leetle harsh. But it comes very close to the truth. At least the way she seems.
But I've met a few little girls (and boys) like her in all my years (okay, okay. The few years) I've helped in Sunday School, VBS, &tc... And though I used to agree with Anne when she said (Oh, here I hide my face in shame as I horribly mis-quote!) something along the lines of our hearts belonging more to the people who need our help rather then those who don't.
But what about those who give rather then need? I've seen it in these little children. They sit quietly by, and do almost everything they are told. Always without fuss, usually even without a compliant (Yes! these kids really exsist, I promise it isn't just my imagination...). They the kids you point to when the "Davy's" of the world are throwing mud pies at you, and say "See, if you are obedient, it can be fun!" or, sometimes when our pride gets in the way "Why can you obey better like __ ?"
These children are sitting by quietly, often unnoticed, watching for the daredevil kid to scrape his/her knee. They are the first on the scene, there to provide moral support to their friend when ''Teacher'' isn't fast enough with that Band-Aid. They quietly share the toys that they waited so patiently for when someone else won't share, just to keep the peace.

And to top it all of, these shy, quiet kids only want an equally shy, quiet smile to make you their best friend. Once you offer that little gem (for to these kids it is a precious treasure!), you find that there is a magnet in your lap that is opposite the magnet in thier pocket, which leaves them stuck there until Mommy shows up.

I suppose this really had very little to do with Dora, but I hope you at least think a little better of her then you did five, maybe ten minutes ago. Because she has a heart of gold.

Ta! thanks for reading!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Rambling Observations

   This seems to be thing I come close to doing regularly! And I'm very sorry about that, I hope all you "loverly" people forgive me? I'll tell you why I've been so very absent these past weeks, if you wish. Well even if you don't wish, but if you'd like, of course you can skip ahead.
  I have been job hunting! And then...I found one!! I started on Thursday at a daycare center close to where I live. A big bonus is that I work with a bunch of Christian ladies, and I can talk about my Savior in front of the kids without getting into any trouble.

  I really can write! I mentioned awhile ago that I would be working on a project next year, and because of that project I would not pick up a work of fiction for the entire year. Well,  have been working on the project a little early. And strangely enough I haven't seen my writing affected by what I read. And I have to think less about what I'm writing then I used to, it flows so much better. The words just come to my fingers. Sometimes I hold the 'backspace' key more then I would wish, but in general I've been satisfied with what I come up with.

  Driving is more fun then I thought it would be. I'd been driving with a permit so long the excitement of driving had worn off. But driving somewhere alone for the first time brought it all back. There is a certain feeling of independence that comes with it. I rather like it. I must be careful nbot to like it too much and let it get to me....

  I'm working on writing a review for a forties movie very soon, it's one of my favorites. But I'm not sure if it will come before next saturday. Please have patience with me as I work out a schedule for blogging that works with my new job and household duties. :)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Rambling Observations

I've lost count.... Which one is this? Anywhooo....

1) I love this time of year, I just spent the most wonderful time out in my family's massive back yard (I cringe at my use of discriptives, ah well...) I lay in the fresh cut grass, saoking up the sun, reading Mr. Knightley's Diary. Oh what a pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon. A review will be coming soon, and you may very well be tired of these reviews quickly, for thanks to the library within walking distance when I don't have a car, and my license when I do have a car, I have access to a great many books that I've wanted to read and review. Beginning with the Diary series by Grange.

2) Going into something with low to neutral expectations rather then Great Expectations high expectations, you are sure to be pleasantly surprised. Ex. Mr. Knightley's Diary. But, more on  that in another post :) Now, to go dig into Capt Wentworth's thought. (I dread this one, as it is my favorite Austen couple)

3) I have a great, and relatively new, liking for superhero movies. Last night I went to see The Avengers with two of my sisters (and down in California, my sister and her husband went to go see it too! At nearly the same time!) It as much better then I expected it to be, and I had high expectations for it. (Not going to review this but if you are curious, scale of 1-5 I'd give it somewhere between a 4 and 5. It was PG-13 for action sequences, and if you have seen either of the Ironman movies you know to expect some crude humour, but there was less then I thought there'd be.)

4) This picture-logo-symbol- whatcha call it, make my heart skip a beat!