Tuesday, October 13, 2009

jack sparrow goes to the art museum

My friend Maria and I took the metro down to the capitol to go to the National Gallery of Art. We took Jack Sparrow with us. Soooo great. See, for my art history course I needed to go to a museum and do a report on a work of art...still not sure which? Any ideas would be helpful! :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Autumn Leaves

This is a poem I wrote and thought it would be relevant, considering today is the first day of autumn. Also included are some totally irrelevant pictures...Hope everyone has a great day!
How can death be so beautiful
Flames of color
bursting in brilliance
and then flickering and falling
to ashes beneath the trees
victims of time
They'll be arrayed again
in spring
in green
My past plays out
in my mind
I want to say
I can be like a tree
I can let go of my memories and
start anew
but they are always there
God give me hope for spring


Sunday, September 20, 2009

do hard things...!

Hello, all! I can't believe it's been a month since I last posted - I feel horrible!
Yesterday, my family, a bunch of friends and I went down to Washington, DC for a youth conference led by Alex and Brett Harris, writers of the book "Do Hard Things." (Check out their website at http://www.dohardthings.com/) They are also the creators of the "Rebelution." You're thinking: huh? Well, the rebelution is a rebellion against rebellion, or as they put it, a teenage rebellion against low expectations.
Have you ever thought about how low expectations for teenagers are? We're expected to be ignorant, sassy, independent losers who run free doing drugs and getting drunk and stuff.
The purpose of the rebelution is not to, like, start an actual war, but merely to do things that will make our culture respect teenagers, to do hard things.
Oh, and thank you to LookingGlassGirl for this cute award! I love your blog, especially since our blog names are so alike. ♥

The band Reilly was at the conference and performed their song "Limited Time" at the beginning of one of the sessions. Pretty cool...By the way, I just finished Mary Poppins yesterday...it was...interesting. Actually, weird. Have any of you ever read it? Did you know there are EIGHT M.P. books? I wanted to read it because I've been reading a lot of serious books for fun lately. Halfway through All Quiet on the Western Front, I was like, man I need to read something lighter!
Well, lots of hugs. See you in blogland. : )

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

flying around, had to come down sometime

Argh! Sorry I've been gone so long. I finally told myself I have to blog today because tomorrow I'm leaving to visit my grandparents in New York and will be gone about half a week. So.
July was very busy. First, my sister and I and some others from our church (including Maria from ofteacupsandtoadstools) went up to Toronto, Canada on a service trip. We helped a church there with leading a peace-themed day camp. On our last day there we went to the Royal Ontario Museum and got to see the Dead Sea Scrolls! Very amazing.
The week after that, my sister, my mom and I drove out to see some colleges in the midwest (aaaah! college is lurking around the corner!). There was one I particularly liked, but I'm not sure how costs will work out (it was extremely $$$).
This month, as well as working on some over-the-summer school assignments,I'm taking a college art history course.
Also, thank you thank you thank you all who added me to their tags, but I don't have the time right now. :( I really love tags though, they are so much fun to read and do.
If you are an avid follower of Adela (pinkchampagnefashion) then you probably know she already started school. Well on their first day of school we - Adela, Maria, J, and me - dressed up like hippy-ish bums and had a little picnic on the local parking garage roof. Below I'm including pictures from that and the Toronto trip.

This is the building the church met in.

I love this picture - so cute!

Sharpie tats!
We helped to paint the pastor's fence around his backyard. It was a lot of fun.

One of the younger childrens' classes.
This guy got clever and attached all the markers together!
I guess black squirrels are common in Toronto, but where we're from it's unheard of! We were like, "Look! A black squirrel!" and those who lived there were like, "Yeeaahh..."
I wasn't allowed to bring my camera in, but this is the museum where we saw the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The CN Tower!
We stopped by an art festival that was going on - this was our last day in Toronto and since the peace camp was over we toured - I love this artist's work, unfortunately I forgot to get his name!
There was a garbage strike going on that week...
The Eaton Center.

Niagra Falls!
Hmm...Canadian trip and parking garage trip. Not sure if there's a comparison...

(Stopped by a cake shop)

(And a used bookstore)