Howdy!

So sorry that I’ve been absent, and I might be for a while longer cause I’ve been way busy. Anywho, If you’re interested in more of my fashion designs, visit my new blog at designsintime.wordpress.com! and, if you’re interested in my photography, take a peek at my photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/74713019@N05/

enjoy!

Who’s Ready for Another Update?

Of my Bucket List!!! In honor of my 19th birthday, here it is:

1) start college (most definitely completed, almost done with a 3rd semester)

2) learn to play piano (never going to happen but I don’t have the will to remove it)

3) go to disneyland for the first time ever (woot, woot. Wish I could go again)

4) travel outside of the USA (We’ll see…)

5) earn young women in excellence award (um…yeah, good luck)

6) write a book (it’s inching along. very slowly)

7) sell one of my own photos (I’m really working on this. taking photography seminars and everything)

8) become a dancer. This probably isn’t what you think it is. I have redefined what being a dancer means to me. It means loving to dance and putting your heart and soul into your art. Becoming a true dancer isn’t about turnout, extension, flexibility, or pointe work to me. I might not become a talented dancer but I’ll be a true one. As Antonio Banderas said in Take the Lead, “Do you want to dance? Then you were made to dance.”

9) marry and have children (down the road obviously)

10) create my own blog (you’re here, aren’t you?)

11) actually write in my blog more than once in a blue moon (um, does Thankful November count? or is that cheating?)

12) learn spanish   nopenopenopenopenope

13) become more fluent in french (I’m trying)

14) learn to cook better (I’m in college, creative cooking is part of the job description)

15) get a job CHECK! I did have a job over the summer but I had to leave it behind when I went back to school (ah, the life of a college student)

ANY good ideas for what I can add to my bucket list? I’m looking for mostly short term goals that would be fun to do! (ANYTHING, HONESTLY?!)

Happy Halloween!

How was everyone’s Halloween? I’ve always loved Halloween simply because I loved dressing up and walking around town. I believe that you’re never too old to dress up. But you can be too old to trick or treat. Trick or treating is for kids. That is the sad truth that some young adults have trouble coming to terms with. When you are an adult, you can purchase your own candy and it’s inappropriate to go begging for free candy at other people’s doors when that candy is meant for the children. Anyways, there are tons of adult friendly activities for Halloween. You don’t need to trick or treat, you’re an adult.

I dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood. My friends and I went to a wonderful Haunted House and a dance. The scariness of the Haunted house was lost though when we ran into the Mad Hatter in Wonderland. He was asking if we’d seen Alice. Of course, we hadn’t seen her but funnily enough, my roommate was dressed as the Cheshire Cat and that seemed good enough for the Mad Hatter who then proceeded to greet “Chester” and try chat with her. After the dance, we trekked to the grocery store for ice cream and amused some of the other patrons with my costume and the fact that I (Little Red Riding Hood) was carrying a skull in grocery basket (the skull was from one of my other friends who had dressed as Hamlet). We then enjoyed the rest of the night with root beer floats and candy that my roommates family had sent us.

See, you don’t need to trick or treat. Plus, it’s illegal in my town (for those 18 and up).Image

Poems

It’s funny how our minds work.

When I was in fourth grade, we had a poetry reading and we each had to memorize a poem and read it to our class. I chose a random poem by Emily Dickinson that I thought sounded nice. The poem compared hope to a bird and, to this day, I still remember the first and last verses.

I just find it funny that I can remember a poem from 9 years ago but I can barely remember what day it is.

Hope is a thing with feathers

That perches in the soul

And sings a song without the words

And never stops at all.

 

I’ve heard it in the strangest land

And on the wildest sea

But never in extremity

Did it ask a crumb of me.

My Bucket List!!!

Sifting through my old posts (the few I have made) I decided to revisit my bucket list. I was surprised by how, in just a few short months, it had changed so much. So, I am updating my progress (or lack thereof) and adding new goals.

1) start college (DONE!)

2) learn to play piano (noooooooooooooo…… this one is sooo hard for me :()

3) go to disneyland for the first time ever CHECK!!! july 21, 2012

4) travel outside of the USA (still just a distant dream made sadder by the fact that my sister has beaten me to the punch)

5) earn young women in excellence award (way behind on this one…)

6) write a book (I have started….barely…)

7) sell one of my own photos (wanna buy one?…I swear they’re better than my writing skills)

8) become a professional dancer. I don’t need to go professional, I don’t want to anymore. The dance world is harsh. For now, I’ll go for just being in the local Nutcracker production. (I can’t do this till I graduate because it interferes with my school schedule)

9) marry and have children (eventually, not right now)(the distant future)

10) create my own blog CHECK!

11) actually write in my blog more than once in a blue moon *sheepish grin*

12) learn spanish (not really that interested in this one but it is more marketable/useful than french)

13) become more fluent in french (I know a little but I can’t understand it when it’s spoken)

14) learn to cook better (my aunt is one of those super homemaker/frugal/cooking-with-only-all-natural-stuff/super-crafty kind of ladies and she’s going to give me lessons)

15) get a job (I’m so pathetic, especially when it comes to interviews)

Any good ideas for what I can add to my bucket list? I’m looking for mostly short term goals that would be fun to do!

Wattpad

Okay, so, if you are anything like me then you love a good book. And, even better, a good book that’s free. So, you may have already discovered for yourself the wondrous world of Wattpad. If not, then I will elaborate. Wattpad is an online community where amateur writers put there work on the web and others read it. Simple enough. I, personally, take full advantage of this website so even though I do not have any works to add, I read tons of others. The problem with Wattpad though is that the writers are amateur. And most likely mostly teenagers. With obsessions about vampires and werewolves. So, if you don’t mind sifting through hundreds of poorly written stories with cliche plots looking for a diamond in the rough (they do exist! I have discovered a few) or wanting to check out the work of the few (unknown) authors who have actually had their work published (by actual publishers), then Wattpad is for you! Watch out for the stories that are unfinished, my advice would be that if the plot sounds too good to pass up, add it to your library to read later (BUT if you start reading now, who knows when the author will update/finish the story and nobody wants to be agonizing over a half-written book). Go ahead and check out the list of works I’ve read while you’re there! (if you decide to check it out)(but I should warn you that not all of the ones I’ve read are good)(and some of them are unfinished too, my advice isn’t unfounded!)

Here’s a link to my profile:

http://www.wattpad.com/user/TheLambinator