Saturday, September 21, 2013

You'll Be in My Heart

"When destiny calls you, you must be strong / I may not be with you, but you gotta hold on."
- You'll Be in My Heart, by Phil Collins, from Tarzan

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Liebster Award

Liebster Award Rules:
Acknowledge the blog that nominated you (Oh, How Sweet It Is).
Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger created.
List 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers that deserve some recognition.
Post 11 questions for them to answer.
Notify them that they've been nominated.
Emily's eleven:

1. Why did you start blogging?

Just 'cause. But really, my sister showed me some blogs (like (life is too short not to) wear red shoes) and I liked 'em, so I asked le daddy if I could make one...he said yes.

2. Iphone, android, or other?

Ermm, I don't have any of those, or anything like 'em.... 

3. If you could only eat two things for the rest of your life, what would they be?

Chocolate and tea (though one doesn't exactly eat tea). I'd probably die pretty soon, you can't really live on that stuff. But it would be a happy way to die

4. Best book you've recently read.

How to Win Friends & Influence People, by Dale Carnegie is GREAT!

5. Your favorite thing you did this summer. 

Hang out with my family; also an incredibly wonderful other family...I just love 'em all bunches. Also, grow up a tad (time seems to do that to people).

6. Your idea of a perfect weekend. 

My family goes on road trips and travels in general a lot and I love travailing. So that's always good. Doing something with the aforesaid mentioned other family is always awesome...usually we'll 'have lunch'  and then stay at their house (or they'll stay at our house) and stay...and then it'll be dinner time and the parents will leave on a double date and the kids'll eat pizza and spend and hour or so deciding what movie to watch and play crazy games...and talk about The Lord of the Rings and debate over whether guitars or pianos are better - I stand alone in favor of violins. 

7. Biggest fashion pet peeve.

I don't like ugly stuff, immodest stuff, bad hairdos, or lots of big bright patterns stuck together that don't match. I honestly don't know a whole lot about fashion (my sister knows more about that kinda stuff)...I like classy outfits and just about anything Kate Middleton wears. 

8. Link to one of your favorite blog posts you've ever written. 

Umm...I never really think of my posts that way...umm...maybe...?

9. What is your favorite social media outlet?

I don't use any. So...yeah.

10. Favorite quote?

"For strength of character consists mainly in the power of sacrificing the presant to the future, of disregarging the immediate temptations of ephemeral pleasure for more distant and lastly sources of satisfaction. The more the power is exercised the higher and stronger becomes the character; till the height of heroism is reached in men who renounce the pleasures of life and even life itself for the sake of keeping or winning for others, perhaps in distant ages, the blessings of freedom and truth." - The Golden Bough, Sir James George Frayer

11. New years resolutions-- do you make & keep them, or (like me) make with the best intentions, but inevitably break them?

I don't really make them...I mean, I make resolutions but not necessarily on new years. I tend to wait until there's something in particular I want to do or change about myself and then I'll think about it for a while and then just set my mind to deciding to do it and then [hopefully] I'll do whatever it is. 

My eleven:

l. Why is the sky blue?

ll. If you were suddenly attacked by seven green aliens in the middle of Sahara Dessert what weapon would you want most?

lll. If the book closest to you were real and you could eat chocolate all day without getting fat would you ride the Gigantic Squirrel?

lV. Do you like math? Why or why not?

V. Have you read The World of Pooh (unabridged) by A. A. Milne? 

Vl. Who is one of your favorite authors?

Vll. Favorite subject in school?

Vlll. Are you home schooled? If you aren't, did you ever wish you were? And if you are, did you ever wish you weren't?

lX. Do you like old or more recent Disney movies? Why?

X.  How do you usually start conversations with strangers? - Do you have any tricks to keep the talking going?

Xl. If you had a horse (or if you do) what would you name it?

Eleven amazing blogs:

Saturday, September 07, 2013

The Great Mouse Detective Review

Directed by: Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson
Starring: Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
Release year: 1986

Returning to London from duties in Afghanistan, Dr. Dawson finds a young girl mouse by the name of Olivia who has 'lost her father' and is now lost herself. She was looking for 'Basil of Baker Street', who is world-famous for his detective skills, in the hopes that he would find her father. Naturally Dr. Dawson decides to help her find Basil. And so it begins. Basil lives below 221 B Baker Street (at the beginning and end of the movie you see Sherlock Holmes silhouetted against the window playing his violin) and is very much exactly like Sherlock Holmes and has his own very small violin which he plays when in sulky moods. 

It's fun, especially if you read Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle. Being a Holmes fan I especially enjoyed this movie.

My rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Friday, September 06, 2013

Why I Use Uppercase

Perhaps this is a strange thing to post about but it's in my bean.

I use 'uppercase' (as it's meant to be used, at the beginning of sentences, names, and so on) because I love literature. I love books - old books, new books: good books - and I love writing and words. I guess reading a lot of wonderful books one can't help but admire language (the English langue in my case) and respect its importance and power to convey ideas to a person's mind and, sometimes, (more often then perhaps is realized) to change cultures.

So I suppose I use uppercase - and every time I don't some other part of me goes back and capitalizes immediately - because I feel like it's just one little thing I can do in tribute to a thing I admire and love greatly: the English Language.

I don't think it's wrong to not use caps, I just don't personally, and for some reason I was thinking out in my head: why?

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

In August


I read (to completion)
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir. Arthur Connan Doyle

I watched

Merlin, season 4
Burn Notice, seasons 1-2
Bewitched, first three episodes of season 1
Emma (1996)
Jack the Giant Slayer
The Smurfs 2

Not very much, but I've been rather busy. More in September, I hope.

|| list idea credit belongs to Christina