Saturday, January 10, 2015

Photo a Day

I can't believe I haven't written a post in over three years. This year I'm hoping to have a post every day. A few days ago I was thinking about how people take a picture or video of themselves every day to create a time lapse. I've decided that since I don't journal, it would be nice to have a little reminder of what I've done each day because you never know when you'll want to remember what happened. This year I will be posting a picture every day of something I've seen at some point during the day to help me remember what I did that day. Unfortunately there won't be 365 pictures this year because I just started this two days ago, but I hope to continue this into next year.

Friday, October 14, 2011


Husband's off to a LAN party that I wasn't really invited to. I feel like I was more of an afterthought because I didn't get a direct invite. I was only invited by my husband because he was invited to the actual event on Facebook. Not sure if I actually want to go to this thing. Will anybody miss me? No one that's going to be there has talked to me in almost a year. True, I haven't tried to talk to them either, but I'm not sure of the status of our relationship. Are we friends or just people that know each other? I more apt to reach out to people I know are my friends than people I've barely talked to and don't seem interested in getting to know me. So, what do I do now?

Saturday, October 1, 2011


I've been neglecting my blog and my monthly goals. At least for this month and next that will change. Next month is NaNoWriMo and I plan on actually winning this year. So this month is all about preparation. Starting today I will take time, hopefully a couple hours, to write and get ideas that I can call on and will actually be inspired by next month to write a good story.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

In Memory of the Lives Lost 10 Years Ago

September 11, 2001

Pitch black
Nowhere to go
Nothing to do but sit, wait, and pray
Air is limited
I see a point of light
Hear voices
People are coming to the rescue
Air is running out
Wish they'd hurry up
Almost suffocating
A big ray of sun breaks through the darkness
Air pours in
They're here
They've found me
I crawl out through an opening in the rubble
The sun is bright
People are clapping
I find my family
We're happy to be together again
But all around there's weeping and mourning
So many people gone
So much suffering
They'll never be forgotten

Dedicated to all the families who lost loved ones in the World Trade Center attack. Also to the survivors, firefighters, and those who helped in many other ways.

(I wrote the poem shortly after the attack. I was fifteen. I was in driver's ed when
we heard a TV on in the next room and a couple people walking outside. We thought nothing of it and the teacher continued with the lesson. I went to geometry class shortly after and learned what had happened.)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

30 Days of Books-Day 7

Most underrated book

I read a lot of underrated books, but I think the most underrated book that I have read so far is WebMage by Kelly McCullough. I only know of two other people who read this, my husband and his brother. This book is about a young man who has magic, but not the typical type. This type of magic deals with computers and technology, hacking in to protected systems, and entering in to the systems to look around in spiritual form. The Greek gods are also a major part of this book, especially since the main character is descended from a Fate.

30 Days of Books-Day 6

A book that makes you sad

This was an easy choice for me. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a book that makes me sad for two reasons. Two characters especially close to Harry(the two I actually cried for)die, and this book marks the end of an era. Yes, we still had the movies to look forward to, but this book meant that our time reading about Harry's life was done. I hope JK Rowling writes more, but I don't think it will be quite the same without Harry as a character.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

30 Days of Books-Day 5

A book that makes you happy

I read The Monument by Gary Paulsen in elementary school and instantly fell in love with it. I didn't actually buy a copy until years later when I started remembering details from it. I love this book because it's about art and seeing the world differently. Somewhere I ended up losing my first copy and had to buy another. Now I think I might have lost my second copy, so I'm going to have to buy another one, but that's okay because this book is worth it. Check it out at