Archive for September, 2011

Moonlight & Mr. Wizard

Here is my 2pm storytime!

Characters:

Mr. Wizard (the lizard, but I tend to baby-talk with my cat ..and dog. Please don’t judge.)

Moonlight/BoBo/Fluffy (my furball of a cat)

The Door (the rather large object with a window)

 

MOONLIGHT & MR. WIZARD

by B.

 

Moonlight was sitting by the front door.

“I hears you Mr. Wizard. I’mĀ gonna finds you.”

Mr. Wizard scampered (not sure if this is actually a fitting verb for a lizard) across the front porch. Moonlight saw him!

“I spies a lizard. I’m gonna get you Mr. Wizard.”

The strange chick with the camera called her.

“Kitty kitty! Whatcha doin’ Bobo?”

Moonlight turned around for an instant.

“What I do?” she thought.

In that one teenie, tiny instant Mr. Wizard got away.

“Where’d he go? I get you tomorrows, Mr. Wizard.”

THE END.

 

Stay tuned!!

(I have no clue what it will be or when the next story will appear, but still..you should tune in again next time!)

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Turq the Owl

Ok, so I’m stoked to announce that I now have an owl pendant!! (I’m sure this page is currently faced with many blank stares. And I understand; however, this means I took pictures!) And, as we all know, I like to write about things I’m interested in, so the pictures are accompanied by a few reasons why I love owls..mostly about how I relate to them. : )

And so we begin..

Owls are solitary & nocturnal. (I can’t relate at all…)

They recycle! Owls don’t create their own nests; rather, they find abandoned nests or seek a covered shelter.

Their hunting strategy is heavily based on stealth & surprise. (I just like to be stealthy and surprise people..not necessarily at the same time.)

Owls have superior & unique audio and visual senses.

And finally, they’re preeetty!

I’ve always been fascinated with owls (elephants as well, but we’ll leave that to a later post!). I associate the creatures with wisdom & (in a sense) superiority. In any case, below you shall find what YOU stopped by for – the photos! Meet Turq, the owl. : )

Be well & stop again soon!

B.

Sooner or Later

It finally arrived!! My Associate in Science degree! So, what did I naturally want to do immediately? Yes, take a picture!

Here it is, ladies & gents.. My beautiful degree : )

Isn’t she gorgeous?!

Ok, you’re right.. enough about the diploma already. So I’ll mention where the title sprouted from. It’s the title of another Mat Kearney song. Have a listen to Sooner or Later. The message of song is very unrelated to the one in this post, but the common link – time.

That’s all for now! Have a great weekend!!

B.

You Sound Like Ducks Yelling

Warning: These pictures are not all great ..I had to use my Blackberry to take pictures because I did not charge my camera battery, which I will Never, Ever do again (I hope)!

 

This past Sunday, my brother and I went to see Mat Kearney in concert with Leagues as the opening set. It was AMAZING!! Great concert! Awesome location (Cat’s Cradle)! It was the first concert I’d been to at Cat’s Cradle and a great one to start out with, in my opinion!

The title of this post is a direct quote from Mat that night. He decided to ask if anyone had any suggestions…You can imagine the response. But if not, Mr. Kearney’s response was, “You sound like ducks yelling.” ‘Nough said.

Lessons For Next Concert:

Charge camera battery.

Get to the show early.

Get seats (if possible).

DO NOT WEAR HEELS. NO.

Charge camera battery.

Here are the images I was able to capture. Oddly enough, I inadvertently took pictures of the songs that I like the best. I remembered the set list well enough to link that to the photo. I’m placing them in anti-chronological order because the latter ones turned out the best. (I’m not even sure if that is a real word, but we’re going to just roll with it..)

My favorite part of the night is when both musical acts joined together to play Pumped Up Kicks (by Foster the People)! Loved the idea (& that band as well)!!

Enjoy!! (And check out his music! And the League’s!)

B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

..10 Years Later

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 years ago..

I was in Mrs. Valentine’s 5th grade language arts class. Mrs. Valentine had stepped out of the room for a moment to get supplies for that day’s lesson. When she came back, she walked straight to her desk, turned on the radio, and informed the class that the World Trade Center had been hit. I, before September 11, 2001, had no idea where or what the WTC was. I quickly found out.

The rest of that day, as well as many months that followed, were spent in front of the TV. A nation was waiting, hoping to hear any bit of good news. I still remember being simultaneously shocked and elated to hear all the stories of survivors.

The most important thing I believe I came away with that day was the realization that within each of us lies the possibility of both good and evil. While evil set the following events in motion, good prevailed. The sense of community and love within the nation was especially intense in the months following the attacks.

I do not recall whether it was later that school year, or the following one when I was given a blank sheet of paper and asked to draw whatever I’d like to. With the tragedy still on my mind, I decided to draw The Towers. At this point, I had a very vague idea of what the WTC looked like before the area became Ground Zero.

Be sure to tell others how you feel. Be honest. Be kind. Remember that your words and actions have lasting effects on others. And take a minute to remember those who were lost and those who have sacrificed and their friends and families.

 

B.