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 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 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. : )


Eve said...

I've actually read Mary Poppins several times when I was little! I was shocked to hear there were eight books! I suppose it would be interesting to read them all!
Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog!
By the way, I love your name, Pansieberry. It's so cool!


Rand said...

oooh mary poppins!!!+nice shirt

Anonymous said...

missed you!
awesome tshirt!x

Monica said...

I've been severely lacking on blogging as well. That rebelution sounds very interesting. I've never read Marry Poppins.

Adela said...

mary poppins is great! dont you love that wacko person with teh candy fingers? =)

LookingGlassGirl said...

Woo! I love your blog too. It's so refreshing and original. When I read Mary Poppins, I found it to be a lot darker than the Disney version, but I guess that's what you get with Disney. I can't really remember much of it though, maybe I should read it again. I'm pretty sure I have it around here somewhere.

Nishant said...

By the way, I love your name, Pansieberry

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