Always stick to your path. You'll test out many pathways in your lifetime, but you'll know when the path is right for you. Stick with it and you'll arrive at the destination you've always dreamed of.
God made it so everyone has a beauitful exterior but you determine whether or not your interior reflects it. Remember, what's inside will always guide your way in life. Like a pretty red berry that holds poison inside of it.
Today was super spectacular awesomeness wrapped in a burrito of fun. Colorfulpen, Better Half, and I ventured to a nearby park to have a picnic. I know it's winter and you're thinking, "who has a picnic in the middle of winter?" but today was freakishly warm (77 degrees). So we took advantage of it and headed out. Though the wind wasn't friendly, the sun did get pretty hot on our backs; especially when we started to play frisbee. Now let me tell you about that.
We were throwing the frisbee in a triangle formation - better half to me, me to colorfulpen, and colorfulpen back to better half. Well it was all fun and games until better half threw the frisbee, the wind blew it onto it's side, the sun blinded me in the eyes as I did the Y pose of the YMCA dance, allowing the frisbee to pass through my arms and clunk me right onto of the head. OUCH.
I have a cute little goose egg resting on my crown now, but I have to admit - it was pretty darn funny. I can only imagine how stupid I looked as I fell to my knees holding my head yelling OWWW!
Ha! Woopsie daisy.
Afterwards, we walked down to the pond area of the park, where two fountains erupt graciously in the middle of it. The sun must of hit the fountains just right because we noticed a rainbow form on the edge of it. Of course I got my camera out and started snapping hungerily for a perfect shot.
And after that? We walked the trail.
Needless to say we were all very tired by the time we got back to the car.
Here's a picture of the rainbow! I hope you enjoy and there will be many more pictures from today to come!
Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.
It was a cold and windy day, but colorfulpen and I made the most of it! We headed over near the town square where the town's heritage museum is. We didn't go inside the museum but instead walked around and gazed at it's outer attractions - a house from the 1800's, an old school house, the old train station complete with part of an old train and more! With cameras in hand we snapped happily at all of the photo ops. Even the restaurant located next to the museum had a very interesting exterior - and a very delicious smell. Today's picture is from outside of the restaurant but I'm not exactly sure what it is. Feel free to tell me in the comments if you know! *More pictures to come! "The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."
- Albert Einstein
Right now I'm reaching for all the faith I can muster. "As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit."
- Emmanuel Teney
Blue Moon is the sequel in Alyson Noel's Immortals series. Evermore was the first book and I reviewed it here. The cover again is very nice to look at. Grade: A.
The core/plot of the story:
I actually enjoyed this book more than Evermore for one simple reason - It didn't linger on or drag out unnecessary scenes. It had a nice pace that was neither too fast or too slow. The plot itself is very good as well, a lot of Ever's and Damon's history is revealed in this book - which means you get a better insight on both characters. There were even some moments that my emotions tied in with Ever's and I could feel her embarrassment and pain.
The only thing I will say without giving anything away is that - the ending was a disappointment to me. I didn't like how Ever handled the final situation - at all.
The Grade: The plot itself is an A but the ending left me furious - I'm giving it a B. Since the characters haven't changed much from Evermore to Blue Moon my grade hasn't changed much either. However, the introduction of a new character was made and they were very well put together. Grade - A.
It's a good book with a series of unfortunate events that leave the main character's head swirling and reaching out for answers. The in-depth insight on the history of the two main characters makes the story even more juicy. And even though I'm not a professional of any sort - I will also say that I saw Alyson's writing change and improve from the last book until now. The only problem with this book is the ending. Point blank - I hated it.
Rating out of 5 stars: 4
Would I recommend the series at this point: Again it would depend on interest but with the ending of this book, I'm not quite sure. I may have to read the third installment before giving a final input for this question.
Final thoughts: Would have been great - if it weren't for the ending!!!
The light shines down, cloaking us in a warm glow.
Grass looks golden, little by little does it grow.
My sorrows, my worries; All gone in this moment.
A smile forms, and I'm proud to show it.
The water is blue and cold, but you wouldn't know.
It's friendly ripples are waving hello.
This must be a dream, how beautiful the place!
I close my eyes, my heart keeps it's pace.
I open them again, but nothing has changed.
I'm really awake? This is so strange!
This can't be real, the beauty - it flows.
But no matter how hard I pinch, nothing goes.
I think I'll linger here.. A breath of fresh air.
Whatever else happens, I do not care!
"Dream and give yourself permission to envision a 'you' that you choose to be."
- Joy Page
We are already close to the middle of the month, how fast time travels! I can't believe that we're already in the middle of the week, though trust me, I am not complaining. Even though I'm graduated, Friday's still feel amazing to me. Of course this Friday will fall on the 13th, so beware! ;)
I have a few upcoming projects to look out for. Two book reviews should be posted by the end of this week. One is the sequel in the Immortal Series - Blue Moon. The other will be for NIGHTSHADE by Andrea Cremer.
Next week I will be doing a nail polish review on two Sally Hanson nail polishes! And of course my Photo-A-Day's will continue daily.
Enjoy "on top of the hill" day!
"And when is there time to remember, to sift, to weigh, to estimate, to total?"
- Tillie Olsen
Had a very exciting day out and about with the usualpeople taking pictures at two beautiful parks. I even helped colorfulpen out by being her subject as she explores people photography. Not too sure how good of a subject I actually am, but we had a good time regardless. Even better half cooperated (for the most part)! I got some average shots and am eager to share! Comments welcomed. "I'm nuts and I know it. But so long as I make 'em laugh, they ain't going to lock me up."
- Red Skelton
*Also, keep a look out for two book reviews coming up!
I may also be reviewing some make up products including nail polish.
I've been looking at a lot of different people's work, i.e photography pages on Facebook. I can only dream to someday work up to that level, for they were amazing and embodied such a great essence to them. I was looking back through old pictures today just to see how much I've actually improved. I found this one I took of myself on myspace (of all places!) from when I was 15 years old. I decided to post it as today's photo. It still counts, doesn't it? Though it's not the best quality and I'm not quite sure what I was trying to do with my mouth, I like the color of the picture itself.
"Human improvement is from within outward."
- James Anthony Froude
Feeling better but was still pretty lazy today so I don't have anything overally exciting to write about. Ha. :)
Should be writing about something a little more interesting tomorrow so stay tuned!
"Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that's a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect."
- Rob Reiner
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, COLORFULPEN! May another year bring you a new wonderful journey.
"A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us."
- John Steinbeck
Second day of a brand new year and it's been a good one. Went with colorfulpen and better half to Half Price Books. It's a really nice store and the prices are great. A hard cover book is around five or six dollars, which is a very good deal considering most hard covers are around fifteen. The one petty problem I have is that almost all of the books are used, which isn't that big of a deal besides the fact that I can be a huge germaphobe and worry that the previous owner decided to read while using a restroom. Ha! The store also carries things like movies, records, cd's, games, toys, and more.
Afterwards, we went to 7-11. I'm actually sipping down a blue raspberry slurpee as we speak. mmm. Now before you get on me about the Health and Fitness resolution, I haven't started it yet. I can't until Wednesday because someone'sbirthday is tomorrow and I don't want to worry about it while celebrating with her. I hope you understand!
"All of the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much."
- George Harrison
Which is pretty standard for anyone - but I mean having a stable job, getting my own car, and maybe even a place of my own (most likely an apartment.)
I know things don't happen at the snap of a finger, so I don't have high standards on time limits. Though if possible, I hope to achieve all of this by December - which I think gives me more than enough time to have two out of these three objectives. Of course there is always more to the "life in order" sequence, but I'll work on these first.
Happy New Year everyone! Let's make 2012 an amazing year. :)!
"Everything has been figured out, except how to live."
- Jean-Paul Sartre