Monday, April 19, 2010

My Poems

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth;Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim,Because it was grassy and wanted wear;Though as for that the passing thereHad worn them really about the same,And both that morning equally layIn leaves no step had trodden black.Oh, I kept the first for another day!Yet knowing how way leads on to way,I doubted if I should ever come back.I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.

Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost
Nature's first green is gold,Her hardest hue to hold.Her early leaf's a flower;But only so an hour.Then leaf subsides to leaf.So Eden sank to grief,So dawn goes down to day.Nothing gold can stay.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
Whose woods these are I think I know.His house is in the village, though;He will not see me stopping hereTo watch his woods fill up with snow.My little horse must think it queerTo stop without a farmhouse nearBetween the woods and frozen lakeThe darkest evening of the year.He gives his harness bells a shakeTo ask if there is some mistake.The only other sound's the sweepOf easy wind and downy flake.The woods are lovely, dark and deep,But I have promises to keep,And miles to go before I sleep,And miles to go before I sleep.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Reality Shows

I am a faithful reality telivision watcher. I beleive it makes for good tv. It puts real people into real situations. I don't believe these shows are scripted, when some people think they are. Shows like the Amazing Race follow teams while they travel the world, learn foriegn customs, and embark on risky challenges to overcome their fears. Survivor is a show of people left on an island to fend for themselves. They are in teams, but people only think about themselves. They starve, freeze, and fight for their lives just to win a million dollars. Shows like these really bring my attention, because I think they are interesting and real.

The Lion King

The Lion King is my favorite movie for many reasons. It is about a lion cub who is soon to be the heir to the kingdom. His father dies, and is led to beleive he was the cause. He ran away and came back when he was a more mature lion. He was afraid to go back. He faught his uncle, Scar, for the throne and ended up victorious. This movie was a children's traditional Disney movie, but it was really more. It taught lessons of bravery, and what situations don't require your bravery. A small cub went through so much in his short lifetime, but overcome it all to protect himself and his family.

A Summer Getaway

The ideal vacation for me is just a place not to worry and relax. I want to lay on the coast of Jamaica and take it in. I don't want to see anyone I know, besides my family. I don't want to be rushed. I want to go unplanned of what I will be doing for my trip. I want to be surprised. Living in the moment is a thing I do. I love not knowing what I am going to be doing the next day. Laying in a beach chair soaking up the sun, and listening to the ocean sway in it's daily motion. It's peaceful. The worst part of this trip is the end, knowing that soon you will be back to your daily, stressful life.

My Favorite Family Celebration

My family is just a typical American family. Every Christmas my mom's side of the family gets together at my grandma's house, in Elizebethtown, Kentucky. Even though she is now desised we still make it a priority to see each other. This prior Christmas was our first without her. We all cram together in her living room and exchange presents. After we are done we gather for dinner, and we sit and chat. We also play "Apples to Apples". It is a game that the whole family can play. and it's just a good time. I love sitting around in a circle with the people that I love and playing that game for hours.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Small Town USA

Linton, Indiana is just your typical small town. People from a small town dont really get the jest of the simple life. We don't have huge shopping malls or freeways. We have to travel 45 minutes to an hour to find the nearest mall. We have tons of farm land around us. Don't think we can't survive in this town. We have everything we need. We have plenty of choices for food, we have a wal-mart, a city park, and many recreatinal things to do. I love this town. It has been my home for 17 years and I can't ever imagine leaving it. You may now understand that life is just about shopping in designer stores, and eating at fancy restraunts, it is about how you live it. I have had more fun here than I would have in any big city, because I have the freedom to frolic and play without worrying.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My First Boyfriend

Family Vacations

I love my family. We do the best stuff. If I had to pick the most memorable family vacation Iwould have to say that it was the time we went to Denver. We stayed with one of our friends that lived there. We visited just about anything there is to visit. We went to a baseball game. On our way up Pike's Peek we got pulled over for exceeding the speed limit. My dad got sick because he was terrified to come down. There is absolutly no railing or anything to keep you from falling off the cliff. We also visited this place with rocks. I cannot remember the name of it. Anyway, we just had fun getting away as a family. We never had a bad moment. Also hanging out with other people you know and love made it so much better. I remember that on the way to Denver my dad had put a tv in the car so my brother and I could watch movies, and of all movies to choose from we picked ET. I loved that movie. When I look back I don't know why in the world why I would have but it was just something I liked. It was kind of hard to choose what vacation to choose, because I don't think I have been on a vacation that I haven't enjoyed. I love my family and we always got along. I am very blessed.

The Consequences of Lying

Lying does have consequences, but funny memories can come from it. There was a night before my friends and I had drivers licenses, and we decided to sneak out of the house at 1 in the morning and walk a friend home. While we were walking him home, many things happened. My mom kept calling me, which scared us. The police saw us walking and asked us what we were doing and we had to explain. We saw someone scary and had to run away. On our way back someone called the cops on us. They came looking for us again. We made it back to the house okay, but Olivia's little sister Maddie told on us and Olivia's mom called all of our parents and took us home at 3. I wasn't aloud to hang out with anyone for a while. That is probably the most trouble I have ever been. They were happy we were okay, they just wanted to make sure that we understood that 12 and 13 year old kids should not be roaming the streets at night. Now that I look back at it, the police should not have let us walk alone. They should have taken us home. They weren't thinking of our safety. But like I said, some of the worst things you do can leave you with the best memories.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My Hero

Roena Earles, my hero. She has been with me for 16 years and will be with me forever. She passed away on October 14, 2009, the day my world came crashing down. She was my best friend and a teacher. She was just an amazing person in general. She loved everyone unconditionally, and she made an impact on every life she came into contact with. Roena was my mamaw, the only one I have never known. She experienced many dangerous situations with her now deceased husband, Bill, which brings me to the most admiring thing about her. My mamaw looked past the ugly things in every single person, and saw the beautiful. Every human being was beautiful in her eyes. I hope to one day have as much passion about everything as her. On another note, she was also a teacher. She taught me to work hard, never give up, and strive for what you want. A famous quote of hers has made me realize that these days you honestly can't achieve anything without college. She was so funny. Even in her last week of living she could make me laugh. She had a sense of humor that just came out, she didn't have to try. All these qualities about her have made me admire her so much. She has made a tremendous impact on me and will always be in my heart forever.