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Jan. 28th, 2010

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RANDOMNESS!

Because my mother e-mailed this to me and I don’t feel like e-mailing it anywhere.

Totally random questions………copy and paste and answer the questions………forward to all your friends including the one who sent it to you………time to see how clever or boring your friends are. LOL

1. If you were a pirate, how would you avoid laughing when saying 'poop deck'?
Start singing a jolly song about scurvy pirates!

2. What spells can you cast with magic markers?
The kinds that make what you draw come to life.

3. Come up with some possible band names for your group that features a washboard and a styrofoam tuba?
Country Shipping

4.You get to ride the big roller coaster three times in a row. What will keep your dad from taking a bite out of your candy apple?
Tossing it to some stranger.

5. The squish of mud between your toes; how would you live your life as a frog?
Somewhere where a prince was.

6. What would you wear for camouflage if you were hiding in a gingerbread house?
Frosting that made me look like a zombie gingerbread man/gal.

7. You've been invited to a fancy ball but the only thing you have to wear is an orange wooly jumper. What shoes do you wear?
Some nice black flats

8. If mud is dirt plus water, what is clay?
Akin ;)

9. The love potion you made tastes terrible. How will you drink it?
Tell the person I made it for it is medicine to save their lives. ;)

10. Well, maybe they don't need them, but don't you think that some fish might like a bicycle?
Maybe. They think about their fitness too!

11. You've been entered in a shadow puppet contest. What's your best pose?
The bird :P

12. Your superpower is that you smell like dandelions whenever someone lies. How will you maintain your secret identity?
Carry around my dandelion body spray.

13. What's the best time you've ever had licking stamps?
When I put the stamps on a letter to someone I hoped would write back.

14. The wicked backspin caught you off guard. How will you play it off without losing your footing?
Do the vogue.

15. Why does the color blue mean raspberry-flavored?
Because it does!

16. What reason do you have to believe the earth is flat?
It’s flat? You sure?

17. If you were a wrestler, what would be your finishing move?
The kind where I stood on their backs as I did a jig.

18. In the dream where you show up to school naked, why do you never go swimming?
No idea. But I may have gone swimming ;)

19. You have to dig a hole to China. Where do you start?
You’re backyard.

20. What's the most amount of sand you've ever had in your swimming trunks?
I don’t wear trunks.

21. Try writing your name with your other hand. Where was that person raised?
Just to the left of me.

22. You're wearing a sweater that stretches down to your feet. What color belt do you put on?
Black

23. Whoops! Your tongue is now a magnet. Whatever will you use for silverware?
Plastic utensils.

24. Your people want to make a statue in your honor. What will it be made out of and what victory will it commemorate?
It will be made out of marble and it will commemorate my awesomeness.

25. Which is easier to make a model airplane out of and why: a banana peel or a wet sock?
Wet Sock cause then you spray a glue on it and it will dry at the plane.

26. What's the earliest you've gotten up to watch cartoons and what did you see?
5 or 6 am and it was like Sailor Moon I think. I am really not sure. Now a day it’s Whatever Martha at 8am.

27. You've got to make contact with the alien leader. How will you tell when the conversation is finished?
By sending in Chuck Norris to handle them.

28. Which do you prefer and why: whittling with soap or whistling with wood?
What whittle for?

Nov. 30th, 2009

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The Dawn is Here, Be Gone, Be On Your Way

- Leave me a comment saying "RESISTANCE IS FUTILE" or "GIOVANNI SAYS DIE"
- I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to ~*know you better*~
- Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
- Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

Here are the questions [info]readbtwnthelies has asked me.

1. what is your favorite song to sing?
My favorite song to sing? HmMmMm. Right now it is Morning After Dark by Timbaland. Haha. It changes daily. Before that one it was I Knew by Lightning Dust.

2. what is one of your favorite quotes? why?
One of my favorite quotes is this: You meet people who forget you. You forget people you meet. But sometimes you meet those people you can't forget. Those are your friends. - Aidan Turner
Why? Because it's very true, you never forget your friends. :)

3. if you could only eat one breakfast, one lunch, one dinner, and one dessert for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Breakfast: Big bowl of Cheerios and some juice of some sort. Lunch: Chicken Bacon Ranch sandwich from Subway with a snack size bag of baked lays and a cup of 1/3 of lemonade and the rest Coke. Dinner: Probably my mother's spaghetti with garlic bread and some Brisk Lemon flavored Iced Tea. Dessert: Strawberry Cheesecake.

4. i know lydia bought you a bunch of random art stuff for christmas one year...i wanna seeeee something artly you've done. this isnt even a question, its a demand.

Self-Portrait of sorts. I was gonna add color to me but I thought it was looking weird so I left it white. haha.

5. do you have a favorite type of pen or pencil you like to write with? what kind?
I had one pen I loved but I lost it and I can't tell you what kind it was. haha. But lately the pen I like using for work is uni.ball Vision Elite pen.

bonusquestion:
6. i realized that i somehow did not yet cash the check you wrote me in august. can i do that this week? lol faaaaail.
Haha. Do you need to cash it this week? If not, can you cash it next week? () : D Haha. If you do need to cash it then sure.

Nov. 26th, 2009

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The Star


You Scored as Star

You are The Star. Health and healing - Hope and optimism - Peace and serenity - The dawn of better times. These cards are from The Victorian Romantic Tarot. It's based on original Victorian engravings, some of which are now rare.

Star
58%
The Sun
42%
Temperance
42%
The Lovers
42%
The High Priestess
42%
The World
33%
The Fool
33%
The Empress
25%
The Devil
17%

Oct. 9th, 2009

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Halloween Stuff

My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
GininaCnwy goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as Vampire.
corryn831 tricks you! You get a dead frog.
elveneyes11 gives you 13 softly glowing chocolate-flavoured pieces of taffy.
emptystare31305 gives you 6 light orange coffee-flavoured jawbreakers.
j2theosie gives you 18 light blue strawberry-flavoured pieces of taffy.
readbtwnthelies tricks you! You get a 3.5-inch floppy disc.
saferwaters tricks you! You get a toothbrush.
thylatterfool tricks you! You get a wad of paper.
wst_jen gives you 9 brown cherry-flavoured wafers.
x_raychick tricks you! You get a piece of paper.
xxneedthefearxx gives you 7 yellow passionfruit-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
GininaCnwy ends up with 53 pieces of candy, a dead frog, a 3.5-inch floppy disc, a toothbrush, a wad of paper, and a piece of paper.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.

Oct. 1st, 2009

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Annoyances

Posted via LiveJournal.app.

So this damn thing didn't post my entry AND I don't really remember what I posted... bah.. So sad.
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Sep. 23rd, 2009

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So I Have Been Missing…

Oh hello old friend. It has been a very LONG time since I have last posted here. I do apologize. I mostly post on Facebook now, which this entry will be posted on because I have a feed that directly posts my entries from here on to there.

I have no good reason for my absence so I won’t even try to explain it.

I have done some writing here and there, watched a good many TV shows and went to some interesting places. As of super current, tonight I will be seeing the movie Jennifer’s Body and then going to Denny’s with my pal Marina.

She’s just moved back to sunny southern California and we are long over do for a Denny’s run. At this very moment the two cousins I am babysitting are watching the ending to an episode of The Backyardigans.

Now they are watching the Aristocats.

I have been wondering if I should change up the blog and have it focused on one topic but to be honest my life is so random that the fact that my blog is random seems pretty fitting to me.

I’ll post a better update at a later time. A mixture of a headache and trying to keep and eye on kids is getting to me.

BYE!

Feb. 14th, 2009

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Birthday stuff taken from Jess

Courtesy of http://www.paulsadowski.com/BirthDay.asp

30 July 1986

Your date of conception was on or about 6 November 1985 which was a Wednesday.

You were born on a Wednesday
under the astrological sign Leo.
Your Life path number is 7.

Your fortune cookie reads:
Trust your intuition. The universe is guiding your life.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 5 & 7.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 4 & 22.
You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path number 9.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 3, 6, 8 & 11.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2446641.5.
The golden number for 1986 is 11.
The epact number for 1986 is 19.
The year 1986 was not a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/9/1986 and ending 1/28/1987.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Tiger.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Salmon; your plant is Raspberry.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Paopy, the second month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 23 Tammuz 5746.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 24 Tammuz 5746.

The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is 12.18.13.3.17 which is
12 baktun 18 katun 13 tun 3 uinal 17 kin

The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Wednsday, 23 Dhi'l-Qa'dih 1406 (1406-11-23).

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 30 March 1986.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 4 May 1986.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 12 February 1986.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 18 May 1986.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 25 May 1986.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Saturday, 4 October 1986.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Thursday, 24 April 1986.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 11 February 1986.

As of 2/15/2009 2:44:57 AM EST
You are 22 years old.
You are 271 months old.
You are 1,177 weeks old.
You are 8,236 days old.
You are 197,666 hours old.
You are 11,860,004 minutes old.
You are 711,600,297 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:
Hilary Swank (1974) Brad Hargreaves (1972) Tom Green (1971)
Vivica A. Fox (1964) Lisa Kudrow (1963) Kate Bush (1958)
Delta Burke (1956) Jean Reno (1948) Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947)
Paul Anka (1941) Peter Bogdanovich (1939) Buddy Guy (1936)
Edd 'Kookie' Byrnes (1933) Thomas Sowell (1930) Casey Stengel (1891)
Henry Ford (1863) Emily Bronte (1818)

Top songs of 1986
That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends Walk Like an Egyptian by Bangles
On My Own by Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald Greatest Love of All by Whitney Houston
Stuck with You by Huey Lewis & the News Rock Me Amadeus by Falco
Kyrie by Mr. Mister Kiss by Prince & the Revolution
Papa Don't Preach by Madonna How Will I Know by Whitney Houston

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 3.22348336594912 years old. (Life's just a big chewy bone for you!)

Your lucky day is Sunday.
Your lucky number is 1 & 4.
Your ruling planet(s) is Sun.
Your lucky dates are 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th.
Your opposition sign is Aquarious.
Your opposition number(s) is 8.

Today is not one of your lucky days!

There are 165 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 23 candles.

Those 23 candles produce 23 BTUs,
or 5,796 calories of heat (that's only 5.7960 food Calories!) .
You can boil 2.63 US ounces of water with that many candles.
In 1986 there were approximately 3.7 million births in the US.
In 1986 the US population was approximately 226,545,805 people, 64.0 persons per square mile.
In 1986 in the US there were 2,400,000 marriages (10%) and 1,159,000 divorces (4.8%)
In 1986 in the US there were approximately 1,990,000 deaths (8.8 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

In 1986 the population of Australia was approximately 16,138,769.
In 1986 there were approximately 243,408 births in Australia.
In 1986 in Australia there were approximately 114,913 marriages and 39,417 divorces.
In 1986 in Australia there were approximately 114,981 deaths.


Your birthstone is Ruby

The Mystical properties of Ruby

Ruby is said to open one's heart to love.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Carnelian

Your birth tree is
Cypress, the Faithfulness
Strong, muscular, adaptable, takes what life has to give, happy,content,optimistic, needs enough money and acknowledgment, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered,unruly, pedantic and careless.


There are 313 days till Christmas 2009!
There are 326 days till Orthodox Christmas!

The moon's phase on the day you were
born was waning crescent.

Feb. 9th, 2009

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Smoke Signals

“Hey Victeeeeeerrrrrr!”

It is 2:10AM and I should have been to bed hours ago since I have to wake up in less than five hours. And do I care? NO! Why? Because I was finally able to obtain a copy of the Motion Picture Soundtrack to the film Smoke Signals! I only really wanted one song but I am sure I will enjoy the whole thing.

The song I speak of is Forgive Our Fathers by BC Smith Featuring Ulali Wahjeeleh-Yihm. The song appears at the end of the film and I have wanted that song since I heard it back in 1998. That’s 11 years searching and waiting for this song and tonight/morning I got myself a copy of it!

Well, as much as I could write forever about just how wonderfully beautiful that song is and how much you all should check it out this post is meant to be about the actual film Smoke Signals.

How many of you have actually heard or seen this film?

Well, back in 1998 I remember this film being a big deal around my household. There aren’t many films that my grandmother would be excited to talk about or to see. This one my whole family was buzzing about and yet I have never heard of it.

We had made plans to see the film while we were in Oklahoma for my great grandfather’s, Rosco Shemayme, memorial dinner. Well at that time the movie A Night At The Roxbury came out and my sisters and I really wanted to see that one. We were very saddened when we could not see the film. We had to go into an empty theatre with just our family and watch Smoke Signals.

Which, now that I look back on, was a pretty awesome experience. A whole theatre to ourselves. We laughed like we were watching a film at home and we commented like we were at home and nobody was there to tell us, “SHH!”

The film was a great visual piece of work. For me, I felt there were a lot of kind of inside jokes that were told in the film and unless you are Native American or familiar with Native American culture you wouldn’t really understand. But it was a very moving and funny tale.

This is one of the many memories that stands out in my mind because it was one of the few times I went to the theatre with my grandmother. A film, which we both actually enjoyed and could talk about for years after that. Naturally being the person that I am, the music took to me immediately. I LOVED the music from this film.

Now 11 years after I have seen this film in a small theatre somewhere in Oklahoma I have found that soundtrack and I have found that song which I have come to love for all these years. It was a bittersweet thing for me to find. Upon listening to it the first time through I developed tears. I am such a crybaby tonight. But they are happy tears. They are tears that remind me of a great time that I had with my grandmother. They are tears that remind me of how great it is to dance in the arena, which I spoke about in the post before this one. The music from my culture is invigorating and electrifying.

I am proud of my heritage and I am proud of everything that comes from that culture. A thought has been in my mind for years now and it is to help those who want to get into filmmaking that live on reservations become familiar with the process and such. I know they have a few programs all ready out there but I guess my thoughts were more focused to when I made it big that I would be able to donate equipment and have tutors go out to teach the kids.

I know I don’t even have a mark in the world of film but I do know there aren’t a whole lot of Native American filmmakers. There are quite a bit of actors but not a lot of the behind the scenes people. I want to be able to bring that side out. One day I know I’ll be able to do that. Heck there are probably a ton of films that I have not seen yet that are just amazing that were made from these kids on the reservations.

Native Americans have been known as great storytellers. At least that’s what I have come to know growing up. Maybe that’s why I love writing so much. I love the art of storytelling. There is no greater way of showing that then through, song, written word, photos, film and art such as paintings and other things of that nature.

So now I leave you with the ending credits to Smoke Signals, which has the song that I love so much. Take care everyone!

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Bet You Didn’t Know…

That I was the Kateri Circle Pow Wow Princess did ya?

I didn’t think so, and I honestly think most people don’t. Which is fine, I didn’t expect you to. What is the Kateri Circle Pow Wow Princess? Well, It is a very honorable position for a young lady to represent a certain Pow Wow for a year to help bring awareness and such to said Pow Wow.

Well, my lucky year was in 2003 I believe. I am pretty sure I was 17 when it was my turn. My grandmother was the head of the Pow Wow committee for the Kateri Circle and so I think it was pretty obvious that I would be a shoe in. Not to mention that well, they didn’t have anyone else for that year. So, I came into the picture.

I think they called me the rock and roll princess because I had Blue hair at the time. You didn’t know I had Blue hair either? Wow, you have missed a lot. I miss my Blue hair actually… But not enough to have to see the ugly Green color is leaves when it all washes away. I’ll stick with Blue-Black. BUT, I digress.

So, I was 17 years old and had Blue hair, which I later had to dye to Brown. I had to go to every single Pow Wow and Native American church thing to represent the Kateri Circle. I had to dance to every single song at the Pow wow and I had to be one of the first to enter and leave the arena for Grand Entry and closing ceremonies.

I have never considered myself to be a good dancer or anything but I wasn’t half bad though. I tried my best to make my grandmother proud. There is something that takes control when I am out there in the arena. I listen to every beat of the drum and to each note that the singers hit. I’m free. Well, I feel free at least.

Now, I never really felt like I fit in with the Pow Wow crowd because well, I don’t exactly look Native American. It doesn’t help that I am half Irish and Mexican. So the whiteness from the Irish side takes over A LOT. But, when I am out in the arena I some how forget that I don’t fit in and I am in a grassy field letting the sunshine all over me.

To be perfectly honest, it’s really hard to describe what exactly happens while I am dancing. It just feels good. Trust me on that! Sometimes when I was out there in the arena I tried to imagine what Pow Wows, if they had existed back then, would have looked like before the settlers took over and moved the Native Americans to reservations.

I still have my sash, Shawl AND my lovely crown from when I was a princess. Those things have a deeper meaning to me now because it was one of the last things I really did for my grandmother. I mean, I helped her out with as much as I could when she got sick with cancer. It’s just it was one of those BIG things that she had asked of me. The last thing was to be the head lady for the same Pow Wow when I was 20 or 21.

Some may say I should go back out there and dance because of how it made me feel so good. To be honest, I haven’t felt the need to go to a Pow Wow since my grandmother has passed. Mostly because I would feel so out of place. When I would go to Pow Wows it was because my grandmother went and she had her own canopy. So, I would sit with her and enjoy the music and the dancing with her.

Now that she is gone I can’t do that with her anymore. I can’t comment on the dancing or ask her to buy me Jerky or do little odd jobs for her anymore. So, the Pow Wow has lost something that used to be a significant part of the experience for me. Maybe one day in the future I’ll at least be able to check out the booths and watch some dancing as a very far outside visitor.

Well, I am off to get me some tissues. Here I thought I could write this without a teardrop! Take care folks!

Jan. 18th, 2009

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Strength

What exactly is it?

Well, according to the Webster’s Dictionary strength is:

1: the quality or state of being strong : capacity for exertion or endurance
2: power to resist force : solidity , toughness
3: power of resisting attack : impregnability
4 a: legal, logical, or moral force b: a strong attribute or inherent asset

Over the past few days I have been pondering over the meaning of that word. I honestly don’t know if people find me to be a strong person or not. I know for me I really don’t think I am that strong. Physically? Not really. I am stronger than most people believe but when it comes to moving the heavier things. Nope, I am a wet noodle.

Emotionally? I highly doubt it. My mother says you can tell how I am feeling just by looking at my face. Is that really true? I am not entirely sure. I try to hide anything that isn’t joy from people because I simply just feel like I would be bothering them. I feel like it would be inconvenient for them.

My main purpose in this life I find is to make sure the people I care about are happy. To let them know I am upset in any way defeats my whole purpose. I don’t see why my worries, fears or anything of the sort should be a burden to them. So I naturally just keep them to myself. To quote the band Chevelle, I just send the pain below. So low in fact that I try to forget. That usually does not help at all and it just explodes later.

Last night was a perfect example of that. I have been having a hard time lately with a few personal matters and such and I had received some news that just started to break away the shield of emotions that I had held back for a while now.

It started off innocently with asking a friend a question on what he does to calm himself down and soon I found myself bombarding him with all my worries and fears and how much I was scared. My poor, poor friend. I am still very sorry for having done that. I am sure that was the last thing he needed. But he was very kind about it and his advice really did help me calm down. Later on that night I told another one of my friends about everything and she told me I could have talked to her. Which I know I can, but she was playing Scrabble with her family and she was having such a good time I didn’t want to bother her with my stupid emotions.

You see I don’t understand how I can be so open to listen to people and yet I can’t be bothered to let them in on my own feelings. I mean, if it isn’t a bother to me to listen to them why do I feel like laying my crap out for them would be a pain in their butts? They never have made me feel that way. I made myself that way.

With the death of my grandmother I was told quite a lot to be strong. “Be strong for your mother.” “Be strong for your family” “Be strong.” But, what if I can’t be strong anymore? What if I never really was strong to begin with?

With all that has happened it lead me to one thought last night during my freak out. Should something happen to my mother I really don’t think I could pick myself up off the ground. I don’t think I could function in this world without her. She is the very first and greatest friend I have and for me to lose that well I am sorry my whole life would not be the same. I could not breathe without her. She means too much and for me to have to be faced with the possibility of not having her with me is horrible.

I guess one thing I lucked out on last night when I was bombarding my poor friend last night was he didn’t see me break down in tears. All he saw were my words in an IM box. I couldn’t hold them back last night. But he got me through it. And later on some very sweet friends of mine also got me through it.

I’ll have no strength left in me should that day happen. I figured I would admit this now so when the people around me see me incoherent they will know why. I’d like to think that I am strong but I really don’t think I am. Sad huh?

For now I think I will just try to be. Focus on some things that could make me happier. Writing is one of the best examples of that. Right now I need this year to be good and not full of pain. I can’t take any more pain.

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