Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
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Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Today I got about six pages of writing done in about 30 minutes. The reason I got so much done was because I was sitting behind a desk bored out of my mind. Being bored at work has always been a source of inspiration for me. Especially when my job includes sitting and waiting I have free time, writing becomes the only way for me to stay sane.
Friday, November 18, 2011
1. Personal Boundaries don't exist
2. Silence must be investigated (especially when little boys are involved)
3. Chase is the best game ever invented
4. Meaningful conversations can take place in person, over the phone, on facebook, or on skype
5. You can have an entire conversation of movie/tv quotes and the Simpsons impersonations
6. Even though we're raised by the same parents, siblings can be completely different people
7. After making your sisters act out the 5th play you've written and directed, they become hostile
8. Don't ever video tape the plays you wrote, directed and made your sisters act out
9. It doesn't matter if your little brother is half your size, he still thinks he can beat you up or at least flip you over his head
10. When your sisters insist you read Harry Potter listen to them, when they insist you read Twilight ignore them
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
1. My smartphone. I've only had it a year but the thought of not being able to check facebook continuously gives me hives.
2. Cable. Now I have more channels to flip through when I'm bored and nothing is on.
3. Pens and Notebooks. Ideas must be written down whenever I want to.
4. Water bottle. Doesn't matter what the bottle is made of as long as it hold water.
5. Hair band. There are a lot of times when my long hair needs to pulled away from my face.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
1. Ireland--aimlessly drive through the entire country, picking up all the sights and culture each county could offer me
2. London--since it's my favorite city in the entire world I'd have to at least stop here to ride the London Eye, walk down the Thames River, and catch a West End show
3. Mont St. Michel, France--tour the town, take a bunch of pictures
4. Salzburg, Austria--take a "Sound of Music" tour (this technically doesn't exist, but with endless resources I'd hire the cast to show me where they filmed and maybe sing a couple songs)
5. Rome, Italy--toss a coin in the Trevi fountain, gain 50 pounds from the food and then walk it off by climbing the Spanish steps
6. Greece--swim in the water off the coast of Greece
7. Germany-visit Neuschwanstein Castle
8. Moscow-take picture in front of St. Basil's Cathedral (always loved how it looks)
9. New Zealand--take the Lord of the Rings tour because I'm a nerd
10. Hawaii-Relax on the beach, take a nature walk, and tour the memorial at Pearl Harbor
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
On the way to the ceremony my dad's car broke down. It was scary how fast the car died, never have I gone from no problem to car won't move. With some help from strangers we were able to push the car off the expressway ramp and parked it on the side street. This was a new experience for me, I've never pushed a car while in neutral and never in a skirt suit and 2 inch heels. Once the car was parked we faced our new challenge, we were only 5 minutes into our hour long ride and now stuck without a car. We walked a couple blocks (luckily I had sensible heels on, at least by my standards) and hailed down a taxi (again lucky since we were in a neighborhood with few taxis driving around). My mom, sister, and I took the cab into the city, while my dad walked a mile to get back to our house and pick up my mom's car. While driving in the cab, my blood pressure rose higher than when I took the bar exam. Thanks to the extremely reckless driving of our taxi driver he made our hour long drive into a 1/2 hour drive. I luckily got to the ceremony with some time to spare so that I could sign my oath and get seats. Better still, my dad was able to drive as fast as he could and thanks to my connections w/ security at the convention center (thanks Katie! Love you so much) my dad was able to park right next to the entrance so he could sneak into the ceremony and see me swear in.
Overall, today will be a day I won't forget anytime soon. Not because of my bad luck but for my good luck. Yes, there was one horrible, blood boiling experience but there was so much that went good.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
1. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen--this is one of my favorite books, absolutely love it. If I were to ever have a daughter I'd name her Jane Elizabeth after the Bennet sisters.
2. Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Agatha Christie--most surprising ending I've ever read in a mystery series.
3. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee--read it in grade school, first time I ever liked a book someone told me to read
4. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott--favorite book from childhood. I hated that Beth died, but loved the Jo's strong character
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling--the book that introduced me to the series. For ten years I craved each new book.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
That being said here is some unsolicited advice to NaNoWriMo writers this semester: try your hardest to finish what you start. Even if you don't hit the 50,000 word mark persevere and get it done. Do whatever you can so that you can share your book.