Sunday, April 27, 2008

Our New Clubhouse

We got a box for our pool cover, and it was quickly demolished into a clubhouse. Here are some pictures and a couple videos about it. Notice the curtains are hand-stitched.

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Rilla of Ingleside

I am just finishing reading this great book. It is a sequel to Anne of Green Gables, and I love it. It is very insightful and it is one of my all-time favorites.

I have been reading the Anne of Green Gables series since my mom reccomended the first book to me. The other books are as well-written, but there seems to be something more in this book. Something that there cannot be peace always.

This book was written by L.M. Montgomery, who lived from 1874-1942. Her book takes place in 1914-1918, during the times of WW 2. It's amazing how much impact a war can have on people.

" 'And two years ago this morning I woke wondering what delightful gift the new day would give me. These are the two years I thought would be filled with fun.'

'Would you exchange them -now- for two years filled with fun?'

'No,' said Rilla slowly. 'I wouldn't. It's strange- isn't it?- They have been two terrible years- and yet I have a queer feeling of thankfullness for them- as if they had brought me something very precious, with all their pain. I wouldn't want to go back and be the girl I was two years ago, not even if I could. Not that I've made any wonderful progress- but I'm not quite the selfish, frivolous little doll I was then. I suppose I had a soul then, Miss Oliver- but I didn't know it. I know it now- and that is worth a great deal- worth all the suffering of the past two years."

One thing I learned from this book is that war makes people older in spirit. And that makes me feel sure that we are in a war today.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Types of Posts

Since I have been making many posts recently, I want to be able to create the coolest posts. But I need ideas from my audience. One idea I had was to have more posts focusing on the rest of my family. I also thought of doing posts with people photoshoped with beards. (I think I'll do that one, with or without the agreement of my audience.) Other ideas include: allowing Kimmer to share my blog with me, putting up more pictures, putting interesting facts on random things, poetry, history reports, and posting pictures of cute ideas and modest "fashion shows".

Please comment and let me know about your favorite types of posts and ideas for me.

Campaign for Real Beauty

You're beautiful the way you are.

Did you know that most girls from ages 12-18 are more concerned about being skinny than cancer, loosing their parents, or neclear wars?

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Some Questions

  • Why isn't Puerto Rico a state when Hawaii is?
  • What is the most important thing that everything is based on in this world?
  • Why do we say "a lie" and "the truth"?
  • What is truth?
  • Why do we park in a drvieway and drive in a parkway?
  • How do we know atoms exist if we have never seen them before?
  • Why do people use cigarettes when it says on the cover something along the lines of "these might kill you"
  • Why do people only use DVDs instead of VHS when DVDs get scratched?
  • What is the difference between a blue ray and a regular DVD?