Wednesday, July 27, 2011

my favorite

My favorite days are when I just smile and nod.

The people around me clearly don't know what is going on,

So I just smile and nod.

Its been one of those days.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

I love love loved this book.  
The premise is the author, Ransom Riggs, had all these vintage photographs that were a little off.  So the story is centered around the photos.  
The story is a boy, Jacob, grew up hearing about an island that his grandfather grew up on.  He would tell him fantastical stories about the children that lived there, some could fly, one was invisible, and so on.  He eventually grew out of the stories, and dismissed them as just stories.  
When his grandfather dies, he has one last thing to tell Jacob, and it is a rather cryptic sentence.
His last words leads Jacob to search for the people in the photo's and finds an amazing adventure.
I know the cover looks a bit creepy.  I would agree with you wholeheartedly.  Some of the pictures in the book are creepy.  But there is nothing that is scary.
I am HUGE wimp.  Like sleep with the lights on wimpy.  
This was not scary.  It. was. amazing.
I want to read it again... but my sister has already claimed it.  
Bummer.  And I have a list of people that are waiting to borrow it from me.  
This was the authors first book, and I am super impressed.  It was written as a young adult book, but it was so well written that all ages could enjoy it.  
I loved the voice of the author... he was clearly very smart, but doesn't "talk down" to the reader.
I can't even explain how much I LOVED this!
There is a video of an explanation of the book, but I like this one way more that Ransom also recorded.  It's different abandoned houses in Europe.  I love watching ones like that, things were left like the owners were coming back, but never did.
Now go read it!

Sunday, July 17, 2011


My sister and I are super cool.  

Friday, July 15, 2011

I KNEW it!

I just thought that this article was freaking hilarious.


It's like North Dakota is the ugly stepchild of the US!

Movies from the 90's were the best

Keep in mind that I was under 12 for the majority of that time... but we watched a lot of kid movies.
It was only in the last 10 years that I have come to appreciate the other "adult" movies from that era.

Because really, who doesn't love the Muppets?

We watched this over and over and then over some more.  

 Macaulay Caulken... who can't love that face?
 I mean really.  
A little lamer than the other two... but still really good :)

I know there are more... but I'm sort of distracted...
We are watching Rookie of the Year... and Gary Busey is in it... Sirena didn't know that he was every actually in movies... she thought he was famous just for being crazy.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


I always feel as though I should have some cool graphic or picture in every post so people can see how cool of a blogger I am because I put a design into everything... or at least a picture.  But really this is more about I need to vent... I don't really care (alright, just la little) if anyone reads this... but knowing I put this on the world wide web makes it seem more fantastic than it really is.
I want to be a writer someday.  I don't know if I am any good, but I feel like there are stories that are waiting to be penned.  This is just practice.  
So, sorry to all who read this and think, "what was she thinking"... I am just practicing.
There is so much more to come.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Army Strong

I'm in an army strong family.  My brother is in the Army, and we couldn't be more proud.  

This past Independence Day I feel a particular burden for those serving our country.

I don't think people get what these men and women are giving up for what they believe in.  When they sign on the dotted line they are saying they will lay it all on the line.  They will fight for their country, and for those who live there.

Why don't more people appreciate their sacrifice?  

Its not just the soldiers that are affected, they have wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, children, siblings and so on.  They are protecting our freedoms.

Sure we complain about this or that because it inconveniences us, but don't you think that they are that much more inconvenienced?

I am so proud of my brother for choosing to serve in our countries armed forces.  

Sure he might be kind of a jackass sometimes... but I think I can excuse that.  Because he is protecting us.

Our soldiers are coming home scarred not only physically, but mentally as well.  They have seen things that we can never begin to understand.  

I can't stress how deeply I feel about our Heroes.  

Please show them the respect they deserve.

If you see a soldier out in the store, on the street, in an airport,
THANK them.

If you would like more ways to show your appreciation, please follow these links.


I love granola bars.  I've been eating them a ton...
I need to learn how to make them, so they at least have some  healthy stuff in them.
Also, I have been watching dvds of the tv  show Las Vegas.
So of course now I really want to go to Vegas.
But I also want to take a million other trips.
Oh, I would love to be independently wealthy and never have to work again.
But alas, I'm not.
It's ok though... I really do like my job.