Thursday, December 11, 2008

Nifty Fifty


I have finally caught up to you all :):).
I just want to say how nice it is to actually have people that read what I have to say and always give great imput. Nicole, Natalie, Skippy, Wandering Child, Aren, thank you. And thanks to anyone new who visits, or just doesn't comment as often. It's all appreciated. :)

Words are power. I think as bloggers, we all realize that. Writing is the way we express ourselves, make sense of things. The great advantage of blogging to private journalism, is that we get to see the way other people view things. We get that insight, that new way of thinking. I'm just happy we have that chance. I've been reading, and I'm almost finished with The Book Theif by Markus Zusak. Wow, talk about an incredible book. It really makes you think about alot of things, especially the power of words. Especially for Liesel, the book theif and the word shaker. Words can inspire, words can convince, words can kill. But words can also save. It all depends on how you choose to use them. Adolf Hitler used words to march the jews straight into the ground. That doesn't mean someone else can't use them to lead us to the clouds. I'm not referring to heaven here, I'm not exactly religious :P. I'm just saying, words can do so much, in either extreme. That's why I want to be a writer, I want to be like Liesel Meminger, a word shaker.

Alright, my philosophical moment is over. I'll sink back into the rut of school and obligations. Everyone was excited today over a rumor that school was closing early. Apparently, someone's mother texted them saying the news said our school had an early dismissal. This was either faulty news, or an untrue rumor :P. I'm voting the rumor. So everyone was on edge after the announcement that today would be a regular, full day. Around ninth period though, snowflakes started falling, and by the end of the day, the ground was covered in a fresh blanket of white. I was kind of excited to tell you the truth :). I think winter's pretty. Just the cold gets to me, but I'll get myself used to it as I do every year. There's something whimsicle about winter though, when there's snow. Something that calms and soothes, but at the same time, evokes a girl to pelt a boy with a snowball on the way from one barn to the next. It makes you feel like a kid again.

I know I'm not ancient, I'm only sixteen. But I can feel myself growing up, I can give you a prime example from Spanish class. Our teacher has a young daughter, whose artwork decorates the walls of our room in parts, and I noticed this 3-Dish drawing, but it looked like it was made of foam. I had never seen anything like it. I asked, and apparently this new substance is called "puffy paint". How did I ever miss the invention of puffy paint?! I mean, where in the world was I? Plus Christmas has lost some of it's magic. I remember being younger, counting down the weeks and weeks until the big day. Now it's less than two weeks away and I haven't even given my Grandma my list, and I haven't gone shopping for anyone. Where has the time gone? I just want to flip a switch and freeze everything, so I can catch myself up . I'm hoping this snow will last and I can feel the holiday spirit. A snowday for tomorrow better be in the works :), I desperately need one.

Well, Happy Fiftieth to me, and happy blogging everyone :P


Nicole Linette said...

Fiftaayy, hells to the yeah! :D I love reading your blog, connecting with people my own age. And you're write, words are power, you just have to figure out how you want to use them.

I'd like to freeze time as well -- I complain about how it's so slow, then I realize how desperately I need it. I've heard of the Book Thief, but haven't read it... I'll definitely borrow it now.

"Alright, my philosophical moment is over. I'll sink back into the rut of school and obligations." <-- Hahahaa, I know how you feel XP. I sometimes feel like an inadequate blogger at times, because my posts tend to be superficial, not really delving into life and making readers think hard. And it's gotten to a point where, I barely have anything great to talk about anymore! School has taken over my life D:. I'm sure there's other things, but that's my immediate scapegoat.

Christmas shopping is freaking me out. I am sooo broke, and I don't have a job. I mean I have money in the bank, but I am ridiculously frugal with my money. I still need to buy my parents something. I hope your shopping goes well, thirteen days!

Haha, I have some time before I go back to school for the game. Thank you though, I hope bonding goes well too =)


Natalie! said...

Yay! I love that moment of relief when you've finally finished your homework and have nothing to worry about, or in this case getting caught up with all of the comments and blogs and such [:

The book sounds pretty interesting! That part about words is definitely true, how they can have so much power when all they are are letters on a piece of paper, or different noises coming out of your mouth. Writing is definitely a very powerful tool. And sometimes it's good to have philosophical moments every so often (:

I thought for sure that I would have a two-hour delay this morning at least, but we didn't :P People always start rumors about early dismissals at my school too, but we're disappointed 95% of time. And the 5% when it's actually true usually only shortens school by like 10 minutes, so there's really not even a point :P But snow does seem to make winter seem just a bit more cheerful and magical!

I used to start counting down the days until Christmas a month or two in advance, but now it kind of just snuck up on me without me even noticing it. And I still need to do my Christmas shopping too :P

Happy fiftieth! :D

Wandering Child said...

Woot! Congrats!