Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Let the dead past bury its dead;
Act, act in the living present,
Heart within, and God overhead."
-Frederick Douglass' speech
"What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"
So true. No more daydreaming, wishing and hoping for me.
If I keep focusing on the future, I'll just end up missing it as it goes by.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I talked with Tyler for at least two hours on it & I was in heaven.
I decided to not be mad that I spent the last four and a half years attempting to keep a long distance relationship going without this wonderful magnificent technology. I probably would never have gotten anything done. :) Now, I am perfectly happy to embrace this live chat awesomeness.
Anyway, I went through our other computers around the house to upload all of my pictures, music, videos, documents and everything onto my new beautiful laptop and I ran across a gem that I would like to share. It's from Tyler's trip to Japan two summers ago where a bunch of guys started dancing to these guys playing music in mall or subway station - whatever that place is. Just one of those places that you wish you could go to while you're daydreaming in class.
I'm really excited about all of my classes this semester - especially all of the reading for French literature and African American Literature. Also, I'm really looking forward to my education classes so that I can really learn about what I'm going to be doing every day in the classroom. I can't wait to get started.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
YEAH. From far away, it might look cute and awkward but I hated my smile. In order to correct my lovely cross-bite, I had seven teeth pulled, two oral surgeries, and three and a half years in braces. Whew. Thank you, Mom and Dad for not making me live with nasty teeth!
Maybe my bad teeth simply came down to genetics, but I don't know. I have a feeling my early addiction to pacifiers had something to do with it too.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I really like learning more about Mrs. Darling and seeing how the drafts of the stories and the play have been adapted over time into Disney's Peter Pan and Hook. Now I'm finishing up the second part with Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens and I love two quotes in particular.
"There is almost nothing that has such a keen sense of fun as a fallen leaf."