Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012: Corny Movies

Everybody has seen at least a few.
They're wonderful things to bond over. When you watch a corny, or cheesy movie with someone you automatically have a hundred thousand (not a billion) private jokes with that person.
It's beautiful.

May 29, 2012: Dogs

Not all dogs.
The little ones that don't bark too much that like to cuddle.

If I ever get a dog, I want one like that.
They're nice.

Monday, May 28, 2012

May 28, 2012: Change

I'm not talking about things changing from one thing to another.
I'm not talking about Obama.
I'm talking about pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.
The loose coins you have in your pocket or purse that cling, clang, jingle, and ping.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

(ASL) May 27, 2012: Harmonicas

They're small, portable, easy to play, and occasionally headache inducing.

May, 27, 2012: Journals

They're like a good friend you can tell all of your secrets to that will never, ever, EVER spill ANY of them to ANYONE.

Unless, you know, someone finds it and decides to read it.

In that case.. you're toast.

... Hide it well.

But they're so great! Right? =D

Friday, May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012: Towels

May 25.
Towel Day.
You're probably a little bit curious. Please, allow me to explain.
There once was a man by the name of Douglas Adams. He was brilliant.
He wrote a story entitled The HitchHikers' Guide to the Galaxy. And it's brilliant.
Douglas passed away in the year 2001. Every May 25, people all over the universe celebrate Towel Day, honoring the stories Adams wrote, and by doing so, him.

On Towel Day, people are encouraged to bring a towel with them, everywhere they go.
Although I have yet to leave my house today, I have been doing so.

You may be wondering. How is wearing a towel celebrating the life of a genius?

Well, in his books, there is a lengthy explanation of why towels are the most useful thing an intergalactic hitchhiker could have.

Would you like to read it?

Here you go:

 "A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value - you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on thedesert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to- hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you - daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have "lost". What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with."

So, there you have it.
Towels truly are wonderful, useful things.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012: Adventures

They happen, sometimes.
Actually, they happen a lot.
We just fail to notice them a bit too frequently.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012: Air

Today, I went on my first SCUBA dive. The instructor of the course was taking each student and showing them how to deal with different situations that may arise on a dive.
At one point he said "Now, I'm going to turn off your tank, and you'll know what it feels like to run out of air."
I thought that sounded like an adventure. I watched my pressure gauge go farther and farther down as he cranked the tank's air valve shut.
And then suddenly, my lungs refused to inflate.
I tried and I tried, and nothing happened.
That is probably one of the scariest things I have ever experienced.
I have never been properly grateful for air before today.
I love breathing.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

May 22, 2012: Mailboxes

You open them, and there are surprises inside!
Letters, little packages, coupons, and sometimes, you get the biggest surprise of all:

Monday, May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012: Silent Football

This game is one that takes a long time to learn, and an even longer time to get good at.

You may not use pronouns.

You may fwop a fwop, but you may not fwop a fwopped fwop.

You may zoom a zoom, but you may not zoom a zoomed zoom.

Keep track of your own penance points.

Listen to the Dictator's every word.

Don't hallucinate.

Customary tip of the hat.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

May 20, 2012: Spiders

I can't believe I'm writing this post.

But I am.

I am.... um.

I'm very grateful for...


I'm thankful for... Spiders.

There. I said it.

I'll consider figuring out why that is.

I'll get back to you.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

May 19, 2012: Scenic Routes

Sometimes they end in the wrong place, and sometimes you have to turn around.
But every one's a little place of wonder, just waiting to be found.

If you have the time and want
To take the longer way,
You'll see things in a less gaunt
Light, and for the scenic route,
There is no need to pay.

May 18, 2012: Tuxedos

Fancy pants, fancy shirt, fancy tie, fancy, fancy, FANCY!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 17, 2012: Pendulums

Back, and forth.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May 16, 2012: Raspy Voices

I love hearing people sing.
It goes without saying that some voices are easier to listen to then others.
But the voices I could listen to forever and ever and three days without ever being even slightly bored are the ones that have a smoky, raspy feel.
I just can't help loving them.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012: Corn

It's yellow, delicious when slathered in butter and salt, and gets stuck in your teeth.
So what's not to love about it?

Monday, May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012: Terry Pratchett

Few authors have the comic genius of this man.
Allow me to share a few brilliant quotes from his works.

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” 

“It's not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing it.” 

“I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.” 

“It would seem that you have no useful skill or talent whatsoever," he said. "Have you thought of going into teaching?” 

“The intelligence of that creature known as a crowd is the square root of the number of people in it.” 

“You can't map a sense of humor. Anyway, what is a fantasy map but a space beyond which There Be Dragons? On the Discworld we know that There Be Dragons Everywhere. They might not all have scales and forked tongues, but they Be Here all right, grinning and jostling and trying to sell you souvenirs. ” 

These aren't even close to the best lines of his, either.

But I've been thinking aboot his stuff lately, and it's gotten to me.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

May 13, 2012: Antiques

They have so much personality.
Weighed down my memories, they can do nothing but wait for someone to come along who wants to hear the stories they can tell.

May 12, 2012: Maine

It is now where a good friend of mine is living.
So I suppose I should be grateful it isn't making her die.

Friday, May 11, 2012

May 11, 2012: Velcro

It makes things stick together, and is useful in so many ways that people don't think of.
It's like magic!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

May 10, 2012: Space (The person)

There is a gal I know by the name of Space,
Who has a most beautiful face.
Talents, and kindess, goodness galore,
She possesses them all, rest assured.

A spontaneous poem, written by me, to express my gratitude for a wonderful person who is very nice to me.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May 9, 2012: Bamboo

It's beautiful stuff. It also feeds pandas.
And who doesn't like pandas?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May 8, 2012: Gnomes

They know no love.

...Just in case you were wondering where this post came from:
That's my friend.
And this little song she wrote makes me a very happy child indeed.

Monday, May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012: Talent Shows

Sometimes they're impressive, and sometimes they're just downright hilarious. Either way, they're entertaining, and I love seeing the personality of different individuals displayed through what they do when left to their own devices.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

May 6, 2012: Orange chicken

It isn't the most authentically Chinese food, but it sure is delicious.
Smiley face.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May 5, 2012: Naps

Naps are magnificent things.
They kill time you could be being productive in, and rest you up a bit for the night time.
And it's just extra sleep--and be completely honest here...

Who couldn't use some more sleep?

May 5, 2012 (ASL): Confetti

It may get everywhere, but it is colorful.
And colors make me happy.

May 5,2012: Gooey Brownies

Simply, why not? :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

May 4, 2012: Chiropractors

I've never been to chiropractor.
But I'm pretty sure, that one day, I will desperately need one.
So I figure I might as well start being grateful for them now, rather than waiting until I really need their services.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May 2, 2012: Opening Nights

When one is in a show, there is nothing more terrifying, nor anything more intoxicating, exciting, and fantastic, as opening night.
Adrenaline pumps through the body like Allinol into Lightning McQueen's engine.
It's quite hard to put into words.
But it's wonderful.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May 1, 2012: Rabbits

If you remember them, they supposedly will give you luck for months at a time.

If you remember them.

If you don't remember them, they're just adorable little furry creatures.

And if you try to hunt them, they may just humiliate you in ways that should kill you.