Thursday, October 30, 2008

"My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require." Edward Elgar

Regardless of who I am going to vote for... I am dressing up as Sarah Palin to the party Ricky and I are going to tomorrow, for the heck of it!

If not, I don't know what I'll be.

This is going to be incredible! Pictures will be posted tomorrow.

“Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul” Plato

I am inspired! I have been watching these tutorials on youtube about hula hooping and have found that I (although I can keep the hoop up for a long time) only have the very tiny basics down. I am determined to actually do some tricks on the hula hoop! How cool would that be? This is a professional hooper based in Canada who goes by SaFire, the picture is from her site. She is using a fire hoop, which I would likely never do.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"All deep things are song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls!" Thomas Carlyle

Just a few pictures from the trip. The duck we found at California Adventure. Our feet were taken at a beach (I don't remember which one). The "Knee Man" was taken at the Bands of America Marching band regional in Las Vegas, Davis took 5th! They did really well. We watched the sunset from out hotel room, I love my hair in that picture. The lily was taken at the old mission in San Juan Capestrano, CA. Lilys always remind me of The Star Maiden, one of my favorite childhood books.

Friday, October 24, 2008

"Without music, life is a journey through a desert." Pat Conroy

Ricky fixed my 2 gig memory card for the trip! Hooray! I can now take more than 30 pictures at a time! This is beyond wonderful! From now on, the camera goes with me everywhere!

I collect a couple things, one of my favorites being my bottles. I have a weird one, I collect coasters. It started in high school when we went to Red Robin on Valentines day and someone signed and dated one. It's been an on going tradition. Our landlords even bought me one from Costa Rica when they went in the summer.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

"A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence." Leopold Stokowski

Dear Wattis plant,
I am so proud of you! You have grown so amazingly big! You have wonderful green leaves and perhaps you are getting too big for your pot.

More fall pictures, all taken today on a long hike (and some on the walk home).

Tell me these little shoes prints aren't the cutest things you have ever seen. They are toddler-sized!

"Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends." Alphonse de Lamartine

I have decided today that I want to do something incredible.

I remember being poor growing up. I remember living in the woman's homeless shelter, but it certainly wasn't a bad memory. No, being in that shelter was amazing. All the women there helped each other. Each week we were able to go and get new clothes or pajamas for free. On special occasions we went to get sample make-up and perfumes. On Christmas I received my very own present, I don't remember what it was but I remember being touched. I want to be able to give back what was given to me, maybe more. I look at my life now, I am by no means rich, but I am comfortable. Even though I have no money to donate, I do have old toys, nice clothes that don't fit anymore and an over abundance of time.

I want to go to soup kitchens at least once every week. I would love to volunteer at a shelter or a boys and girls club. I would love to work building homes for Habitat for Humanity. I would love and need to do 5ks, walks, marches, you name it for charity as well. So, I will get my lazy mind off of myself and busy to help people in need.

I leave you with the most hilarious thing I have seen today, seeing as my camera batteries have died. (:

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." Victor Hugo

Hand written. 'Nuff said.

This is my bottle collection, it has gone from being in the shelves behind the fridge to being in on the fridge to being all over the apartment. It is insane! I think I have enough bottles, finally. I need to clean some of the ones I decide not to keep up and maybe see if they will fetch some money on eBay for Ricky's grandma.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"When words leave off, music begins." Heinrich Heine

I suppose it has been a while since I made an entry! What a pity!

I bowled a fantastic (for me) 106 today!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

"Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn." Charlie Parker

I put this up because I actually think it's really really cute.

It also shows that my hair is now a pleasant dark blonde and you can tell I've lost a little weight in my face.