Wednesday, May 26, 2010
*eat some sort of seafood
~stay awake for 24 hours
*go roller/ice skating
~read my summer reading list (to be posted another time)
*meet someone (relatively) famouse
~learn to play a song on the piano
*lean new ways to throw a frisbee
~have/go to a movie marathon sleepover
*finish The Three Charms (sequel to my first novel)
~visit a nursing home
*contact the house/senate 'bout something important
~improve my juggling skills
*raise money for some cause
*learn new words, use them, be asked to explain what it means
~draw an absolutely huge picture
*have a picnic in non-picnic weather
~have a tea party, invite people over
and of course, post about as many of these as I can when I do them :)
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Interview with Gary Schmidt
A while back Gary Schmidt came to my school and did a writing workshop that I was able to participate in.
Later I bought a signed copy of Trouble, and got to chat with him for a little bit. And guess what? Mr. Schmidt was kind enou
gh to agree to an e-mail interview! Here it is, enjoy!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Traveling the World
About a month ago I signed up on poscrossing.com and I've been sending and receiving postcards from around the world (and a few states, too). Here are the pictures I took of them:
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Yesterday my roomie and I' broke down' our room, un-bunked the beds, rolled up the carpet, took everything off the walls... the room looks how it did when we first moved in. It feels like camp again.
Pictured is my bed, though it no longer looks like a bed. Everything I still have here that doesn't fit in the hall is piled on my bed. I won't have anywhere to put it until my mom gets here later- with the suitcases. And the car that will take me home.
My final is in a couple hours. I've spent a good amount of time this morning studying for it, but I just want to it be over and done with. I want to load all my things into the car. I want to start the drive home. Unpacking will be horrible, but I'll be home.
So right now I'm just waiting. Waiting for my mom to get here so we can load the car. Waiting for one o'clock so I can take my final (my very last final this semester). Waiting for lunch time. Waiting to go home. Waiting for suitcases. Waiting to move from Freshman to Sophomore in college. Waiting.
Sunday, May 02, 2010
Shout with joy to God, all the earth!
Sing the glory of his name;
make his praise glorious!
Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds!
So Great is your power
they sing praise to you,
they sing praise to your name." Selah
Come and listen, all you who fear God
let me tell you what he has done for me.
Saturday, May 01, 2010
The Best Life
I wrote this today...
The Best Life
I don't want a wasted life,
Filled with nothing but strife.
Making money to get ahead,
Meaning nothing when I'm dead,
Useful, as dull knife.
I don't want to just enjoy.
A 'good life' to deploy.
Having fun, but yet worth nothing,
I want my life to be worth something,
And not to settle for a decoy.
I want to live God's will for me;
It will be anything but gloomy,
Living to my full potential.
I hope that this is mutual,
This is the best life, you see.