Thursday, March 24, 2011

Word of the day: Kismet: Destiny or fate.

Indulgence in idle fancies and in daydreaming; absentmindedness.

My woolgathering is a handicap in school.

A chest for valuables; a traveling trunk.

A park or an institution in which living animals are kept and usually exhibited to the public; collection of animals.

Adventurer or conqueror.

Secrecy, often in order to conceal an illicit or improper purpose.

To amaze, overwhelm, or bewilder with spectacular display.

To dazzle so completely as to make blind; to please irresistibly; enchanting.

Here is a bedazzling picture of Humphrey Bogart riding a bike. Look at that form.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Paper Doll Stop Animation

This video just makes me feel so.....warm. And alive.
I love the circus. and magic.
I love the cursive writing and the things they say about each performer.
Its a genius of a video.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Legs legs everywhere.

When I look and think about celebrities I dont think about them doing the same things I do. I always think they dont have a real life because theyre always getting their picture taken and people doing their hair and makeup. So I wanted to do this. Here is a picture of Bing Crosby riding a bike. Look. He is normal just like me.

Sometimes I like to do this on my bike too. It makes me feel like Im a really good ice skater. And anything is possible when you feel like that.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Prayer can change the world.

Ive been thinking a lot this year about our country. I dont watch the news often, which has its benefits but also downfalls. I know whats going on but at the same time, dont. I dont want to say I dont care about the leadership of our country, Im just not interested. Our country is in a bad condition. And its only getting worse. I was convicted last semester about something. Prayer. I dont ever spend time in prayer for my country. And right now, its the only think I can do, effectively. When you think about it, its the only thing anyone can do. Its also the most important thing anyone can do.

I lead a 6th grade girls small group at church. And sometimes I forget the most important thing I can do for them is to pray for them.

Im going to start praying for my country. But I dont really know what to pray for. At least, specifically.

Im also praying for other nations, Japan. My heart has been heavy because of what theyre going through. Chaos. Some without food, shelter, or anything. Family. Im blessed to say I go to bed every night comforted, in a warm bed, feeling loved and even full. But I am broken-hearted for them.

Im praying for hope for them. To find eternal hope. The hope that changes people. Attitudes. And hearts. In the midst of confusion and turmoil there is hope. What we see as chaos, God sees as perfect order.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Good cheer...

Last night my cousin Kessler and I built a tent. Honestly we werent as successful as we were hoping. We struggled in the beginning. Luckily, together, our minds are so creative we found a way. We hung fishing wire from different places and draped the sheets over them. We planned to hang up big bulb lights inside but they decided not to work. Blast. We filled it with blankets and pillows. It was cozy. It felt so safe. And warm. We made cookies and put icing on them and made tea. Earl Grey. Its like he was there. To add to our revelry, we watched Juno and 500 Days of Summer.

This was our inspiration:

This was ours:

Tay pott-ay:

"That man is richest whos pleasures are cheapest." -Henry David Thoreau.
We shared happiness.