Sunday, May 31, 2009

Third comment on Shannon Hale's Blog!!

Hey everyone, this is just a short little new flash. I want you all to check out Shannon Hale's blog and read the comments because mine is the 3rd one! I'm so glad I finally commented soon enough to be the 3rd and not the 28th or something like I usually am. Also if you haven't read Shannon Hale's books, u need to. They are fantastic!

ps. You can find the link to her blog on my blog roll.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Go Green!

As most of you know, summer is just a few days away. If you want to do something special with your free time, why not try to save the planet? For most of us, going green means dong the little things: recycling, riding our bikes or the bus in stead of in our cars, using cloth grocery bags instead of plastic. Well, here's a bunch of links that will help you do more to help the environment-

This site has a bunch of things to look at including games, quizzes, and information on how you can do your part!

This article will tell you everything you need to know about the green movement, from teaching you about locally grown foods to explaining how solar energy works.

This is a guide that will tell you how you can help the environment in every day situations.

Well, thats all for now. Enjoy saving the planet!

Friday, May 8, 2009


Here's a couple poems that I wrote at the spur of the moment not too long ago. Tell me what you think!


Black and white
leading nowhere
we stand tall
stiff and erect
like statues

Shadow and light
moving in boxy patterns
chasing each other
but taking careful steps

like the letters on a page
words almost unknown to us
and yet we follow blindly

A pool of Water

A pool of water
awakened by silence
Only to find a simple
bird flitting around its banks
and seeing a deer
goes back to sleep
to await spring

Thursday, May 7, 2009

How to Plan Your Summer!

Before getting into the heart of what I want to bring up in this post I'd just like to share a picture (right) of a drawing that I made with fabric paints yesterday. I'm going to add a border, along with a fringe at the bottom and a ribbon at the top so i can hang it in my room like a miniature quilt.

Also, please follow the link below. I found an interesting website full of articles written by writers. Its a nice read if you need something to keep you occupied the isn't numbing brain cells like TV.

And now onto the original topic: How to Plan Your Summer.

Summer's on its way. And with it comes freedom, tall glasses of iced tea, plenty of sun, and the usual laziness. But what if you want to plan your summer? You may have some ideas, but don't know how to put them into action. Here's some tips and tricks to help you plan the perfect summer!

  • Set goals: what do you want to get done this summer? Any projects you want to start? Maybe you'd like to improve a skill or expand a hobby.
  • Plan certain events over the course of the summer that you can do alone or with friends
  • If you want to go to a camp enroll early
  • Plan a back-yard party and invite all your friends
  • Don't fill up your entire summer with things to do. You don't necessarily want every day to be busy.
  • Finally, remember that summer is supposed to be easy and relaxing. Plan things you really enjoy doing, and have fun doing them!
Well, thats all for now! Please comment. Your support is always appreciated, and without you I would be "blogging" to myself.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

In the Fish Tank: A Death in the Family :(

Date of Birth: Unknown
Date of Death: May 5, 2009
Family and Friends: Gerick, Enna, Razo, and the Mills family

You know, I've had many gold fish over the years. Many say fish are surprisingly easy to keep, but experienced fish owners know this isn't true. Looking after an aquarium is a big job. You have to change the water numerous times, check the ph level, keep track of nitrates and nitrites (which are in fact two different things. Look up the nitrogen cycle if you must...) and watch out for over feeding. During this time you get very attached to your fish, and it is always painful when losing one of the pack.

Isi/Ani was only in my tank for a short time. She was short and always a little smaller and chubbier than the others. I loved her orange and white splotches and I had been partial to her in the beginning.It is sad that she had to leave us so soon. I had hoped to be able to give her a better life. One that had not been in an over crowded tank at the pet store or the bazaar where I got her. She only got a glimpse of that better life, but I think she enjoyed it. She was a strong little fish that kept fighting till the end and though she will be sorely missed, she will also be long remembered.

*raises imaginary glass* To Isi! (or Ani) 

Monday, May 4, 2009

In The Tank: Fish Names

Well I decided to name my fish after characters from my favorite book of all time, "The Goose Girl." Here's a list of the names as well as descriptions:

Isi or Ani: Orange and White, slightly smaller than the others
Enna: Orange and black, biggest of the four
Razo: All White,same size as Isi, kinda hyper at times
Gerick: All orange, between Enna and Razo in size 

Over the next few weeks if any new changes arise "in the tank" I will be updating and adding more pictures. Well, that's all for now!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Fish! :D

Breaking News!
I went to a bazaar today and won 4 goldfish! We bought a new, 10 gallon tank, with gorgeous deep blue gravel.

I haven't decided on names, but I'll post them as soon as I decide.

ps. Sorry this post is so short!