Monday, 30 May 2011

Prom

The count down has begun. Prom is coming up THIS FRIDAY! I'll be picking up my dress tomorrow from the dry cleaners (where it was getting hemmed) and going to an aesthetician on wednesday for eyebrow waxing, because every girl wants pretty eyebrows on her big night. Right? Right?! Anyway, I also have a date! It's actually one of my other girl friends who didn't have a date so I suggested we go "together" even though, technically, we're all going together. It's going to be awesome fun time!!! SO PUMPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Quote of the day: Drink, and dance and laugh and lie, love the reeling midnight through, for tomorrow we shall die! (But, alas, we never do.) - Dorothy Parker

Friday, 27 May 2011

Art Work


These are two variations of one my minor works for an art show coming up in June in two weeks at South. I'm trying to figure out which one to use. I'm leaning toward the second one, which was the first one I had drawn. This is using charcoal.

P.S. Our rugby team won our game against Clark R.S.S. yesterday! We won 15-0 scoring three tries (worth 5 points each) and received minimal injuries, except for one girl who was kicked in the head and received a concussion.

Quote of the day: Art is an experience, not the formulation of a problem. - Lindsay Anderson

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Strange Faces


Quote of the day: It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put on the troubled seas of thought. - John Kenneth Galbraith

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Insults and Compliments

1. antediluvian: very old, old-fashioned or out of date; antiquated
2. bromidic: pertaining or proper to a platitude; being a bromide; trite
3. concupiscent: eagerly desirous
4. loquacious: characterized by excessive talk; wordy
5. pecksniffian: hypocritcally or unctuously affecting benevolence or high moral principles
6. perspicacious: having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning
7. pulchritudinous: physically beautiful; comely

Words from Dictionary.com. Thought the post was cool so posted it here.

Some Remarkable Verbs

1. absquatulate: to flee; abscond
2. bowdlerise: to expurgate (a written work) by removing or modifying passages considered vulgar or objectionable
3. fletcherise: to chew (food) slowly and thoroughly
4. hornswaggle: to swindle, cheat, hoodwink or hoax
5. lollygag: to to spend time idly; loaf
6. peculate: to steal or take dishonestly; embezzle
7. skedaddle: to run away hurriedly, flee
8. subtilize: to introduce subtleties into or argue subtly about
9. yaff: to bark; yelp
10. kibitz: chat, to converse

Quote of the day: A wise man man hears one word and understands two. - Yiddish Proverb

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Should a Writer Need a Dictionary?

Yes. But here is what Ernest Hemingway thinks about it.

Quote of the day: Actually if a writer needs a dictionary he should not write. He should have read the dictionary at least three times from beginning to end and then have loaned it to someone who needs it. There are only certain words which are valid and similies (bring me my dictionary) are like defective ammunition (the lowest thing I can think of at this time). - Ernest Hemingway

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Rugby Tournament at St. George's

Tomorrow is a very special rugby tournament. It's pretty much the city finals of rugby tournaments. Yes, I'm pretty much hiding in a corner of room rocking back and forth in fear and nerves. HOWEVER! I am also pretty gosh darn excited! It's supposed to be really nice tomorrow and my mom, dad and grandma are going to try to come and see some games so that's exciting too! In a nutshell: I'm more excited than I am nervous because this game is so gosh darn fun!

If anyone wants to come see the tournament and is in London tomorrow (pretty much all day) it's at St. George's, which is just outside of London on the veeeeeery outskirts. Actually it's just beyond the border of London . . .

Quote of the day: Rise and rise again until lambs become lions. - Robin Hood

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Happy Mothers Day!

Today is the day that we all take the time to celebrate those women who are closest to us. Those women who have picked us up when we fell down, baked cakes only to watch them disappear in our mouths without getting a bite, helped us with our homework and chased away the bad monsters under the bed/in the closet. These women are caretakers, working women, stay at home ladies, single women and every other woman in between. They are, the mother. Take some time today to call your mother, give her a hug, say "I love you" or give her a gift. After all, she picked out your clothes, washed your dirty underwear and had to deal with you tracking mud through the house after she had just finished cleaning.

To all mothers today, no matter where or who you are, Happy Mothers Day!

Quote of the day: A mother is a lady who, up to her eyes in the washing can be compiling a grocery list, explaining the causes of the Hundred Years War, mixing an authentic grass green from a worn-out paint box, finding a lost ballet shoe, rubbing down a saturated dog, watching a batch of cakes and dealing with a Jehovah's Witness. - Pam Brown, b. 1928

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

May the Fourth Be With You!

Apparently, somewhere off in Europe, during a census enough people checked the "Other" box for religion and put in "Jedi" so now it's an actual box on the census. I kinda want to go live there now, where ever this happened. But alas! all I can do is wish you all a happy May for now!

May the Fourth be with you!!

Quote of the Day: The bird let loose in Eastern skies,
Returning fondly home,
Ne'er stoops to earth her wing, nor flies
Where idle warblers roam;
But high she shoots through air and light,
Above all low delay,
Where nothing earthly bounds her flight,
Nor shadow dims her way.

- Thomas Moore, "Oh That I had Wings"