Yes, I finally did it!!! Here are pictures of my car Dori and my old car Hilda.........................
Soooooooooooo, Guess why I'm smiling. =) Ok, ok I'll tell you. I MET TEDDY GEIGER!!!!! In case you don't know who he is, Teddy is an awesome singer, musician, & song writer. I got to see him play at the House of Blues in Cleavland, Ohio. It was sooooooooooo awesome!!!!! Anyway, after the show was over, my Mom, my sister and I waited in the parking lot behind the back door of the building, not for Teddy Geiger, but for people who were supposed to give us easy directions back to Newark (where we live). So we waited and I was thinking that maybe Teddy would come out the back door so we might get to meet him after all. My Mom knew that I reeeeeally wanted to meet him so she went over to the back door and stood there waiting for him. Well,............ Teddy finally came out and my Mom went right up to him and stuck out her hand to shake his, saying "Hi Teddy, I'm Amy!". Thanks to my Mom, I got to meet him, he signed my hoodie, and my sister and I got our picture taken with him. =)
I hope that all of you are doing super great!!! Take care everyone!
Hey! Who likes poetry? I sure do!! That's why I've decided to start posting a poem or song a week along with my blog.............,starting this week! I might post some of my own writings as well. If any of you write poetry or songs and would like me to post them as (Poem Of The Week) I'de be happy to look them over. Just send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POETRY & LYRICS
Poem of The Week
Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Title: A Psalm of Life
A PSALM OF LIFE
"Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!-
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.
Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not the goal:
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.
Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But act, that each tomarrow
Find us farther than today.
Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.
In the world's broad field of battle,
In the bivouc of life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!
Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act,-act in the living Present!
Heart within, and God o'erhead!
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;
Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.
Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait."
Lemme just say, I think this poem is AMAZING!!!
What do you think? I'de like to hear your opinion. What was your favorite line? What didn't you like about it? How does it make you feel? Do these words inspire you?, If so, in what way?
I like September for a couple of reasons, one of them being, my birthday is on the 10th! =) Yeah, I'm getting "OLD",............. I'll be 17!!!! Seriously though, on my bithday, I will have been alive for about 204 months, 6,209 days, 149,016 hours, 8,940,960 minutes, and 536,457,600 seconds!!!!! WOW! The years, months, days, hours, minutes, and seconds are really flying by. When did years learn how to fly anyway!?!? I wish they wouldn't have,........at least not so fast! I remember when I was little, something big would be coming up, like a holiday or something, and my Mom would be like "It's 3 weeks away!" and I'de be like "3 weeks! Awwwww that's sooooooooo long. =(". Now 3 weeks goes by super fast!
OK, back to why I like September. Well, it just gets me thinking about Fall, and I really like Fall. The slightly chilly weather, the changing of the leafs from their already beautiful greens into their spectacular yellows, reds, browns and golds! Making leaf piles, BIG LEAF PILES, to jump in!!!! Getting to Wear scarfs, comfy sweaters, warm mittens, and cute little hats.=) Picking out the "perfect" pumkin, which, in my case, would be either a super round/ kinda small one or a totally unique and deformed one. I could go on and on about how wonderful I think Fall is but I think you get the gist. :)
Some Interesting Things About September
* Birthstone: "The deep blue Saphire, which is said to impart love and wisdom to the wearer". If I were superstitious, which -of course- I'm not, I would totally wear Saphire a lot , who doesn't want some extra love and wisdom, lol? The only (non-superstitious) reasons I would wear Saphire are: because it's really pretty, it's my birthstone, and blue is my favorite color.
* Flower: The Aster and/or the Morning Glory
* September 5th is the Procrastinator's Club of America's holiday_ Be Late For Something Day......hee, hee, hee =D
* September 9th is Grandparent's Day
* September 17th is Citizenship Day
* September 22nd is Kid's Day
* September is Cable TV Month
Well, I hope that you, Alyssa, Andy, Cara Jo, Mr. Eric, Kaylah, Jenny, Sarah, Jonathan, Alicia, Taylor, and everyone else who's on Pleonast have a super grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat September!!!
Take care, Kristin =)
P.S. Happy: Be Late For Something Day, Grandparent's Day, Kid's Day, Citizenship Day, & Cable TV Month!!!!!!
Well, this week hasn't been the best week of my life, in other words it's been pretty lame. Car problems and other disapointments are little bumps in my weekly path that seem like hills. But we tend to do that don't we? We focus on the problems and bad things in our life, sometimes blowing them out of proportion. If I took the time to really look at my week, I know I'd find, at least, a couple good things. I'm sure someone in Iraq would gladly trade me weeks in a heartbeat!
GOOD THINGS ABOUT MY WEEK
1. I CAUGHT A BUNNY!!!!
OK, OK, so I didn't catch a "wild bunny", I'm not that talented........or stealthy :-p lol!. Jenny's pet bunny (Thumper) ran away from home, for the 2nd time, about a week ago. Thumper came back Wednesday night and my Dad and I just happened to be outside when he came "hopping" back to us. We cornered him, then I picked him up; which, by the way, wasn't an easy task, what with his wiggling and such. I finally got Thumper back to his pen though where he will HOPEFULLY stay.
2.I WAS ASKED TO ILLUSTRATE A PRODUCT LABEL!!!
Yup, it happened on Wednesday afternoon. Josh and Nina (the people I baby sit for) were telling me about their plan to start a small business and that they needed a label for their products. Nina: "You draw don't you?" Me: "Ah huh" Nina: "I totally forgot that you draw!". She asked me if I would like to draw the picture that would be put on their products, which are lotions and body scrubs and stuff like that. I was like, "Yeah!!!" "That would be awesome!". So, I'm really excited about that =)!!!! Who knows? A couple of years from now, their products could be selling big time at WAL*MART, lol!!! Even if their business doesn't go far, I'll still be happy that I was asked to do something like that!
3.BRYAN'S BIRTHDAY PARTY =)
Bryan is the little boy I baby sit (Josh and Nina's little boy). He is 5 years old TODAY actually!!! Bryan's SURPRISE Birthday party was yesterday. I had a good time. Oh! It was soooooooooooo funny!!!! Bryan was unwrapping his gifts and ,picture this, he would quickly unwrap one gift, briefly look at it, and then put it down and say "Next present!". I was cracking up! He's so cute!
Well, I've decided that my week wasn't so bad after all..........,I'll have to do that more often =). Take care everybody!!!!