Saturday, June 28, 2008

On a lighter note...

This morning Mom got an email about my SAT subject history test. The news is good, I got a 700 out of 800! Praise God!!! Yay!!! Now I just need a score for the AP....
In other news, I saw Prince Caspian again today with Martin, Paulie, and Dad. Again, this movie is awesome! Seeing it for a second time, I was able to catch more details such as the quick appearance of a Bulgy Bear sucking his paw.
In other other news, this may be my last post for about five days (unless I can think of something this evening), because I'm leaving for camp tomorrow with my youth group. We're heading to Louisiana Tech in Ruston for the Student Life Camp, which should be fun.
Until I return,
Lady Brainsample

This Makes me Sick...

North Korea's Kim Jong-il: "We will see a better relationship between the U.S. and the Korean Peninsula with Obama, who sternly criticizes Bush and who would meet the leader of Chosun without preconditions."
Libya's Moammar Gadhafi: Obama should "be proud of himself as a black and feel that all Africa is behind him."
Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega: Obama's "laying the foundations for a revolutionary change" in America.
Cuba's Fidel Castro: "the man who is doubtless, from the social and human points of view, the most progressive candidate to the U.S. presidency."

America, these are communist dictators! Do you want someone with the support of tyrants to be our next president?
As for me, in the words of our late great Charlton Heston: "I'll give you my gun when you take it from my cold, dead hands."

Friday, June 27, 2008

I love Glenn Beck....Part 2

I found this article by Glenn from reading his newsletter, and I'd like to quote his definition of a conservative:

"A conservative believes that our inalienable rights do not include housing, healthcare or Hummers.
A conservative believes that our inalienable rights DO include the pursuit of happiness. That means it is guaranteed to no one.
A conservative believes that those who pursue happiness and find it have a right to not be penalized for that success.
A conservative believes that there are no protections against the hardship and heartache of failure. We believe that the right to fail is just as important as the chance to succeed and that those who do fail learn essential lessons that will help them the next time around.
A conservative believes in personal responsibility and accepts the consequences for his or her words and actions.
A conservative believes that real compassion can't be found in any government program.
A conservative believes that each of us has a duty to take care of our neighbors. It was private individuals, companies and congregations that sent water, blankets and supplies to New Orleans far before the government ever set foot there.
A conservative believes that family is the cornerstone of our society and that people have a right to manage their family any way they see fit, so long as it's not criminal. We are far more attuned to our family's needs than some faceless, soulless government program.
A conservative believes that people have a right to worship the God of their understanding. We also believe that people do not have the right to jam their version of God (or no God) down anybody else's throat.
A conservative believes that people go to the movies to be entertained and to church to be preached to, not the other way around.
A conservative believes that debt creates unhealthy relationships. Everyone, from the government on down, should live within their means and strive for financial independence.
A conservative believes that a child's education is the responsibility of the parents, not the government.
A conservative believes that every human being has a right to life, from conception to death.
A conservative believes in the smallest government you can get without anarchy. We know our history: The larger a government gets, the harder it will fall."

Thank you, Glenn! Your newsletters are one of the highlights of my day!

What fantasy geeks do in their spare time

They get all dressed up and have a photo shoot! I had my godsister over, so we got into our medieval-ish garb and Mom took around 200 pictures of us. Of course, some of them were junk, so these are the best of the best. And, all of these are the raw pictures. I haven't edited a single one of em.

My blonde roots are really obvious here, ha ha.

At the end of the shoot, us with all of the junk we used.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Power to the People!!!!

"The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Those words were given new life when the Supreme Court announced they had come to a decision regarding the District of Columbia vs. Heller case in the first high court voice on central gun control issuses for two centuries. In a five to four ruling, the court reaffirmed an individual's right to bear arms, especially in the home for self defense. It struck down the DC handgun ban, and will probably have similar effects for bans in other cities.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I love Glenn Beck....

Nuff said.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Blonde root girl important announcement

As one of my friends loves pointing out, I am a blonde and often miss the completely obvious...this time being I do actually have something else worthwhile to post that was completely underneath my nose.
I realized after I did my previous post that I do have an announcement... *ominous music*
It's audition season again.....
This year the audition is for Seussical at the _______, and we have to have a song and a monologue prepared. I've already decided to do a monologue I've done before (Mabel Chiltern from An Ideal Husband) but I still have around six or seven choices I'm deciding among for the song!
I have the Prayer, a Celine Dion song that was used in Quest for Camelot.
Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear, from the Muppet Show,
Rainbow Connection from the Muppet Movie,
Moon River, from Breakfast At Tiffany's,
Looking Through Your Eyes, from Quest for Camelot,
Diva's Lament, from Spamalot,
and finally, Walking After Midnight, a classic Patsy Cline song.

What are y'all's thoughts on my pool of choices?

Welcome to a new Lostie!

Because I've been racking my brain for something to post, and this just came up, I'd like to make a quick shout out to one of my best friends (you know who you are) who just started watching Lost. I'd like to welcome you to the Lost fan community, and look foward to whatever theories you will come up with.
I'd also like to take a moment to thank some other fellow Losties including Mom and Dad, RB, SM, TS, LT, and SS. I've enjoyed discussing and debating the show with y'all and I hope we'll discuss and debate it for many years after the show ends.

PS Y'all can probably tell I'm kinda in a geek mode (even more than usual, ha ha)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Such a tolerant cat....

Yesterday I was reading my Literature and petting Charlie. Well, she moved from my shoulder to my book as seen here.

Then I wanted to discuss something with Mom, so I picked her up by folding the book and hanging her. She didn't really care.

Then I went back to sitting down and reading my book, and she didn't run away!

She just went back to sleep.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Little known link....

For those who buy things from, there is an area of our church website here: ________________________ that features a link to christianbook that will help support our ministry. If I have any blog readers who don't go to our church and use christianbook, please use the link because it will also give you discounts.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Top Five

Following Tricia's footsteps, I am stealing the Top Five idea from her.

5 things under $5 that I cannot live without:
1. God's Grace (free of course, but I cannot live without it) [ditto Tricia]
2. my family/best friends
3. my books (alot of em are under $5. half price rocks!!!!!!)
4. pens
5. sunscreen

5 ALL TIME Favorite Movies:
1. the Princess Bride
2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
3. Lord or the Rings
4. Star Wars original trilogy
5. Bella, Chronicles of Narnia, Sixth Sense, plus MANY MANY more

5 baby names I love
1. Lisa
2. Elizabeth
3. Deborah (but not Deb)
4. Jared
5. William

5 people who have influenced me in a positive way:
1. my parents/grandparents
2. Bryan Glass
3. Pastor Burckart
4. James
5. C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Bryan Davis, and a whole slew of Christian authors

5 things that are always in my purse/in my pocket or with me:
1. phone
2. wallet
3. a pen
4. most of the time a book

5 Moments that have changed my life
1. becoming a Christian
2. my first acting class
3. seeing Star Wars for the first time (that started the epoch of my geekiness)
4. each of my brothers' births

5 obsessions I have right now:
1. my Lord (that's a permanent thing)
2. Reading (see above)
3. my pets/family
4. ranting about liberal educators re-writing history
5. blogging

5 places I would like to go
1. New Zealand
2. Germany again
3. Star Wars weekends at MGM studios
4. Renessaince festival
5. NYCity to see Spamalot on Broadway!!

5 Celebrities I don't hate to admit I keep up with:
1. Python (Monty)
2. the Muppets
3. Andy Hunter

5 Goals I am currently working on:
1. reading the Bible and praying every day
2. reading all of my unread books
3. getting in shape for the WDW half marathon
4. getting my *cough cough* laundry done regularly...

5 People that come up most often in my Normal Conversation:
1. my pets
2. my brothers
3. characters from Lost/Lotr/Narnia/other fictional people
4. political people that I like to rant about
5. historical people

Thursday, June 5, 2008

And Then There Were None

The title of "world's bestselling mystery" belongs to the classic And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie, the queen of crime. The story starts with the account of how ten people came to an island for various reasons. They soon find out they are each accused of a murder that cannot be proved and that they are trapped on the island. The only clues as to what is going on are a record accusing them and an old nursery rhyme known as the Ten Little Indians.

One by one, people are killed in perfect accordance to the nursery rhyme. A thorough search of the island clearly points out that one of them must be the murderer and planner of this scheme, but it is impossible to prove who it is. As they dwindle in number, life on the island becomes full of terror, suspicion, and alertness as each fights for his life.
This book is amazing. Just when the reader thinks he has figured out who the murderer is, something happens that throws the whole theory off. Even as the last of the ten dies, he doesn't really know who the murderer is. If it weren't for a revelation in the epilogue, we would have an unsolvable mystery.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

MORE Picture Manipulation

This time it's vacation edition.

Paulie holding Dad's hand in the line for Test Track.

Me, sorting my m&ms at a break. I always do that...

Sean as Galahad in the World Showcase Players

Did you hear about the peanut who joined the army?

They made him a colonel! This joke courtesy the Muppet Show Season 3, which Mom surprised me with this morning. It's great so far!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Just for fun...

Having rescued the Princess from the Death Star, the gang decides to cut loose by bashing a few mailboxes before heading to Yavin.