Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I took the first one of these pictures about one year ago on my side yard...about one month ago I was exploring the same place and the same tree caught my eye. For me, these pictures represent how beauty can thrive in the barest of places. The broken slats from the fence does not pollute the tree's living area, but rather, give the tree a trait of strength and pride. Life can grow even if darkness is surrounding it. For some reason, when I saw the second picture, I was amazed at how much the tree grew in one little year. I guess it was because I assumed that the tree would wither and die without me or someone else to take care of give it nutrition and sunlight. I didn't realize that nature would take it's course and the tree could flourish and live on its own.

I'm kind of thinking that I'm going to start posting more of my own pictures instead of google ones...just a thought.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

"And music is my aeroplane"

During our one month break from soccer, we were assigned not only to run every day, but to compile a list of seven colleges we would like to attend. That go me to thinking that this is going to be my last summer of summer I'm probably going to have to get a summer job and do some volunteer work..I'm going to have to be studying for my SAT's and catching up on my greek and latin roots for the ACT's. Not that any of that is a bad thing, because I am super excited for college. I'm excited to push myself and to learn without having to worry about the distractions of high school drama. My classes will be filled with people want to learn and are thrilled about the aspect what the professor is saying rather than kids who have to be threatened to the Dean's office if they don't pay attention. It is going to be hard having to fend for myself finally, and to be away from my family, but I know with their support I will be able to make it. Oh, who am I trying to kid...I'm gonna super miss them! I'm hoping to go to a college that is only two and half hours away from home, so that should make it a little bit more bearable.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

summer heat

Problem: it doesn't really feel like summer when it's too hot to walk outside. Perspiration drips off your face as soon as you crack a door to go get the mail. I literally fried an egg on the sidewalk last weekend( which by the way, did not turn out as good as the pictured one.) but oh wait, you can always go swimming, right? Wrong. The pools feel more like a hot tub in this horrible heat. Maybe I'm being a tad over dramatic..or maybe I just don't feel too giddy whenever I watch the news and see it's going to be 115 degrees at noon. I'm ready for some new scenery. I actually want to see some mountains instead of just the faint outline that has been somewhat distorted by 20 year-old smog. I can't wait to get somewhere where I can walk outside and not acquire some sort of lung cancer. Let's hope that day comes soon.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mr. John Lennon

I guess happiness is just too much to ask for from some people. They would rather spend all their time moping and whining about things they won't even care about next month...or even next week. Why do they worry so much about making every little aspect in their life as perfect as they can? John Lennon said that "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." They insist upon stacking every little block up perfectly to its highest point instead of playing with them as they are thrown. Here's a news flash--not everything has to be this picture perfect image you once had. I'm not saying to settle for mediocrity, but they're kinda letting life fly right out the window. No offence. Just live; let your hair down, smile a little bit, and just be happy. Just be what you want to be and don't mold yourself to better fit your idea of society. live your life for yourself.

"If you want to be a pretty and pink like a soft rose growing in the spring time then be that as pretty and as beautiful and as slippery as you can. And if you want to be the biggest ugliest monster that scares everybody away, do that as best as you can." Flea

hmm, i guess that's about it for today. Done ranting and raving.


Monday, July 20, 2009

"In you a star is born"

I see beauty in people. I see it everyday, and everyday it makes my heart smile. The most simple things humans do have the biggest affect on me. A young father with a look of love and compassion on his face while pushing his new pride and joy in her stroller. A teenager going out of his way to help an elderly woman push her shopping cart to her car and unload her groceries. Kids playing outside with water guns and hoses, turning their back on the heat for the joy of the summer. The joy radiating off them reaches me and I can't help but find myself grinning at the random acts of kindness. Their smiles are as contagious as the flu.

Sooo, there's my first blog. Maybe I'll get better at this when I've had some more practice.