Monday, June 29, 2009

The Chocolate Calculator.

This is so weird, and it works everytime!!!!! Try it out; it's so much fun! :D

1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10).

2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold).

3. Add 5.

4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the calculator...

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1759 .
If you haven't, add 1758.

6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

You should have a three digit number (unless your # was 10.)

The first digit of this was your original number
(i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).

The next two numbers are

YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)



Five days till camp.............

Saturday, June 27, 2009

5 Quick Takes Saturday - Vol 1

Okay, Rose was complaining that nobody does this with her, so I'm giving it a shot. To quote Rose: "...simply post about 5 random things on your blog every Saturday. They can be silly
things, serious things, educational things, whatever! The handy dandy "schedule post" feature even allows you to write your post on, say Thursday and have it show up on Saturday if you won't be around to post it on Saturday morning. Now you have no excuse." Well, I could come up with a lot of excuses, but never mind that now.
Today I am working five hours, and then as soon as I get off, I am getting rushed to a wedding reception. I'm missing the wedding (*is very upset*) but I'm making it to the reception (*is cheered up*).
I have four tiers done on my skirt so far, and I've got two more tiers, the two waist bands, and the zipper to go! It's exahsting to do the tiers, becuase they get bigger as you get down to the bottom ones. I'm using McCall's M5812:

Sorry the pic isn't better.


I'm working on a school essay on The Merchant of Venice. I'm actually starting to like it, because now I know what's going on in the play (thanks to Cliffs Notes). It is a persuasive essay on te Jewish villian, Shylock. The assignment said: "How is Shylock guilty of the deadly sins of avarice, envy, and wrath?" Also, I took a Biology test yesterday and scored a 96%!!!! :D That gives me an A for the third quarter. *is very happy*


Hmm......what to write last? Uh......Oh! Camp is in exactly ONE week!!!! Did you hear that people!??! ONE WEEK TILL CAMP!!!!! I can't wait!!!!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Lots of Pictures

Here are some pictures that I just uploaded to my comp:

These are pics of the skirt I am frantically trying to sew before camp.

These are pics from Binder Park Zoo that we went to on Mother's Day:

A giraffe trying to get crackers with an oddly long tongue.

This a pic of the cutest and most lovable looking Chinese Panda in the world!!! I just wanted to cuddle him, he was so sweet looking!

This is Gaby shooting Danny's compound bow

Our cat Tigger

Hannah shooting the recurve bow. She looks somewhat Elvish, no?

A very cute picture of Gaby that I just had to post. :)

Okay, this is an extremely bad pic of me with Danny's Elvish ears on and a messed up Robin Hood hat.

My bro Tony imitating Gollum. He looks just like, no? Hehehe! He is so bony it is unbelievable!
A pic that I like of Danny as he is riding MY bike.
Okay, this last picture is not for the faint of heart, or tree huggers.

This is a pic of humongous raccoon my dad shot at 2:30 in the morning, in the barn where our chickens are.
Cool, huh?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


We will be holding our Second Annual Pirates Blog Week July 13th to July 19!!!!!!!!

Last year, Lady Rose, Lizzy/Hannah, and myself came up with the idea (due to being very into Pirates of the Caribbean at the time) to have a Pirate blog week to commemorate the five year anniversary of Pirates of the Caribbean coming to theaters. To view what we all did last year, check out July 28th to August 3rd on any of our blogs. Be sure to check out my first Pirate post; it’s got an awesome Dance Challenge done to the music of Pirates of the Caribbean.

This year, we would like to invite anyone who is a fan of Pirates of the Caribbean to join in!!! What it involves:

A) You give your blog a new look, which means changing the background, the colors, and title if you wish.

B) Every day do at least one post on something piratical, such as last year we did caption it competitions for Pirates of the Caribbean pictures, video clips of the movie, pirate stories that we wrote, ect.

C) Last but not least, give your self a pirate name! We all chose characters from the movies, but turned them into our own. You may choose a character from the movies, or simply create your own pirate name. I’ll list the characters that are already taken from the movie, who took them, and what they turned them into:

Captain Jack Sparrow/Vicki(me)/Captain Coon Sparrow

William Turner/Rose/Captain Fox Turner

Elizabeth Swann/Lizzy/Elizabeth Swann

Captain Barbossa/Danny (might be joinign us this year)/Captain Wolfgang Barbossa

If you are going to be participating, please leave a comment, with your pirate name, to let me know.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

*looks happy*

The Other Katie kindly awarded me this cool looking award. *big grin* I have never seen the movie Kung Fu Panda, but I still like the award. ;) thanks Katie dear!

I herby award:

This looked fun and interesting......

This list of the Top 100 Pro-Catholic movies is from the National Catholic Register. I've bolded the ones that I've seen, which total the amount of.............31. :( I thought I had seen all the good movies. Well, see if you can beat my score! :D

1. The Passion of the Christ (2004) (I only watch that one once a year on Good Friday. It is such an awesome reminder of what Christ did for us.)

2. The Sound of Music (1965)

3. A Man For All Seasons (1966)

4. The Song of Bernadette (1943)

5. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

6. The Ten Commandments (1956)

7. The Scarlet and the Black (1983)

8. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

9. Schindler’s List (1993)

10. The Bells of St Mary’s (1945) (I love this one!)

11. Thérèse (2004) (Not a favorite; way too sad. I found it....depressing.)

12. Braveheart (1995) (Mel Gibson movies rock! I wish he was a better Catholic, poor guy.)

13. The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima

14. The Mission (1986)

15. Lilies of the Field (1963) (Great movie and a must watch. We watch it at Easter time every year.)

16. The Miracle of Marcelino (1955) (A very sweet movie that I would recommend for all, especially young kids.)

17. Les Miserables (1998)

18. The Quiet Man (1952)
(Family favorite, and a timeless classic.)

19. Ben Hur (1959)

20. Rudy (1993) (
Based on the true story of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger. Sean Astin (eeek!!) does a beautiful job as Rudy. A wee bit too much cuss words and swearing, but an awesome movie.)

21. The Robe (1953) (I don't really like the movie, but the book was good.)

22. Return to Me (2000)

23. We Were Soldiers (2002)

24. Becket (1964)

25. Going My Way (1944)

26. Romero (1989)

27. Sister Act (1992) (One word: Hilarious!)

28. Pope John Paul II (1984)

29. Jonah: a Veggie Tales Movie (2002)

30. Shoes of the Fisherman (1986)

31. Brideshead Revisited (1981)

32. The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)

33. On the Waterfront (1954)

34. I Confess (1953)

35. Boys Town (1938) (An excellent Spencer Tracy film, where he portrays a the priest Fr. Flanagan.Also stars Mickey Rooney. Another pro-Catholic, Tracy movie I would like to recommend Captains Courageous, which is one of me all time favorites.)

36. Molokai: the Story of Father Damien (1999)

37. Quo Vadis (1951)

38. The Trouble With Angels (1956)

39. Babette’s Feast (1987)

40. The Rookie (2002)

41. The Reluctant Saint (1962)

42. One Man’s Hero (1999)

43. Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)

44. The Exorcist (1973)

45. Dead Man Walking (1995)

46. Joan of Arc (1948)

47. The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

48. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

49. Angels In the Outfield (1951) (Haven't seen this one in a looong time!)

50. Moonstruck (1987) (ROTFL! I didn't think this one would be on here, but I love it!! It does have some bed scenes you kinda have to skip through, but a hilarious movie of an Italian family in NY.)

51. The Miracle Maker: the Story of Jesus (2000)

52. Henry V (1989)

53. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

54. Entertaining Angels: the Dorothy Day Story (1996)

55. Knute Rockne: All American (1940)

56. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

57. The Singing Nun (1966)

58. Marty (1955)

59. Monsieur Vincent (1948)

60. The Assisi Underground (1985)

61. Au Revoir Les Infants (1987)

62. Come to the Stable (1949)

63. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)

64. In This House of Brede (1975)

65. The Jeweller’s Shop (1988)

66. The Miracle of the Bells (1948)

67. The Fighting Sullivans (1944)

68. The Fourth Wiseman (1985) (Kinda boreing)

69. The Juggler of Notre Dame (1970)

70. Barabbas (1962)

71. King of Kings (1961)

72. Francis of Assisi (1961)

73. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1937)

74. The Decalogue (1987)

75. The Gospel According to Saint Matthew (1966)

76. Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)

77. The Fugitive (1947)

78. The Longest Day (1962) (*shrieks* Love, love, love this movie!! It is filled with numerous top movie stars, and is based on the Americans invasion of Germany in WWII.)

79. Thérèse (1986)

80. The Gospel of John (2003)

81. A.D. (1985)

82. Faustyna (1995)

83. The Son (2002)

84. Francesco (1989)

85. The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)

86. Brother Orchid (1940)

87. Demetrius and the Gladiators

88. Nazarin (1958)

89. The Silver Chalice (1954)

90. When In Rome (1952)

91. Not of This World (1999)

92. Open City (1945)

93. 3 Godfathers (1948)

94. Don Bosco (1988)

95. Abraham (1994)

96. The Detective (1954)

97. The Hoodlum Saint (1946)

98. The Sign of the Cross (1932)

99. The Wrong Man (1956)

100. Padre On Horseback (1977)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I hate coming up with titles for my posts.

Yes, yes. I'm back. Sorry for the long absence. I have been rather busy with work, school, and.....okay I haven't been that busy I just haven't had the want to post anything. :( Sawwy.

Nothing really new here. Although, I am going to Virgina in August!!!! Ya wanna know why? Well, I'm going to tell you anyway..........I'M GOING TO THE FAIRY TALE GET-TOGETHER AT REGINA DOMAN'S HOUSE!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D Regina Doman (author of Shadow of the Bear, Black as Night, Waking Rose, and others) is holding an open house from Aug. 13-16. Both Hannah (my sis) and I are flying down to VA a couple days early to actually, finally meet some friends from the FT Forum face to face (soooo excited!!!!), and then we will drive up to Regina's house on the 13th.

Two more weeks till Ave Cor Mariae Camp!!!!! GAAAHH!! I can't believe how quick that was! Last time I looked it was two months away. I'm so excited! However, my mom keeps lecturing me; "You are not to get sick! You can't sleep in the Manor House! If I even hear of you doing either of those you are going to pay for your trip to camp!" You see (for those of you who don't know), I got sick for a couple days at camp last year, because they served the weirdest tasting melted, Velveeta cheese with the oddest spiced taco meat. Needless to say, it didn't quite *cough* agree with my stomach. So, my mom is threatening me within an inch of my life not to get sick, and not to sleep in the Manor House (MH). *sighs* I love the MH. No bugs. Real beds that don't creak. Real bathrooms and showers. Beautiful. I don't really mind the cabins, after all, it is fun and part of the camp experience, but one night in the MH would be sooooo nice! I think they should let each girl at camp have one night in the MH!!! Don't you agree, Rose? Well, enough venting. I'm looking forward to camp and I'm bringing glow in the dark sticks for 4th of July again!!! :D For those of you who know of my desire to bring Danny's big/pirate/Barbossa hat to camp I have news for you..........I'm not bringing it. :( You see, Danny and I made a deal: I could take the hat to camp if I sewed his Legolus costume. Well, it's almost time for camp, and I still have two skirts to sew for it; so, that means not costume, which means not hat. Sorry Theresa and Anna.

Before I sign off, one more thing. I have just found an article which I think might interest you Catholics. Apparently, ten "Catholic" colleges and universities that are promoting student internships with organizations whose missions or activities are directly opposed to the moral teachings of the Catholic Church, including on fundamental issues such as abortion and marriage. Click here to read the whole article and see which colleges and universities they're talking about.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Tags, tags! Nothing but tags presciousss!!

Okay.....these tags are long over due. The first one is from Rachel and the last two are from Earwen. Thank you girls!!!!


What are you doing right now? typing

What book are you reading right now? the Merchant of Venice...yuck!

What do you do in your spare time? type, sew, read, go on the forum

How often do you get tagged? a fair amount of times I guess

Lord of the Rings vs. Twilight? LOTR

Winter vs. Summer? I like a little of both

Fall vs. Spring? a little of both

Fall vs. Winter? Fall

Spring vs. Summer right in between where Spring is about to turn into Summer but it isn't hot yet

Cats vs. Dogs? Cats...they don't stink like dogs do

Fairies vs. Elves? Elves

Humans vs. Elves? Elves

Humans vs. Fairies? Humans
LOTR tag

Do you like Lord of the Rings?
put it this way: if I didn't like LOTR I'd be an idiot. ;)

Is it your favorite movie?

What's your favorite out of the trilogy?
I love FOTR because it has Rivendell, the Shire, the beginning of their adventure and so forth, and I also loooooove TTT because it has hilarious Gollum/Smeagul, Sam and Frodo and yeah. ROTK is not one of my favs even if Eowyn does have a cool battle outfit and kills the WK. I cried throughout a lot of the movie....especially the ending. SOOO SAD!!! So: FOTR and TTT

Do you believe it has an allegory?


Arwen, for her purity of heart, bravery, and gorgeous dresses. and Eowyn for her courage, bravery, beauty, skill, and........yeah.

don't have one.

hmm.....Rivendell? Mirkwood? Lothlorien? the Shire? i dunno!!!

gaahh!!! I love them all!!! Frodo...Sam.....Merry.....Pippen? preciousss, we loooves them all!!

Legolas!! *faints* ;)


oh boy.....uh...all of them? except that purple one Arwen has on in the dream...that one stinks!

Helm's Deep probably

Now how can you choose ONE favorite quote from three movies/books?! Okay, I'll choose one. *sighs*
Frodo: What are we holding on to, Sam?
Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.

Scene? hmm....the Shire and Rivendell scenes? and some of the Battles?

Piece of Jewelry?


Aragorn VS Legolas?
Legolas! easy one

Frodo VS Sam?
I absolutely REFUSE to answer this one!!!!! that is such an unfair question!!! humph!

Merry VS Pippin?

Legolas VS Gimli?

Arwen VS Galadriel?
Arwen. I hate Galadriel!!!!!

Arwen VS Eowyn?
both :D

Eowyn VS Eomer?

Eomer VS Theoden?

Arwen VS Aragorn?

Arwen VS Legolas?

Legolas VS Haldir?
Legolus....Haldir is my sister's guy.

Boromir VS Faramir?
Presssioussss we hatessss them both!!! we ripsssess their filthy little eyesesss out!!!!

Smeagol VS Gollum?
duh! Smeagol. he serves the Master of the Precious. Smeagol doesn't neeeed Gollum anymore!!! He sent him away!!!! but then he came back, darn it!


Book or Movie?
The Movies!!!! THE MOOOVIIIEEEEESSSSS!!!!! ahem.


Thanks to for this!!! :)


Gimli vs. Trumpkin?
this is so hard......uh......oh i have to?......well then: Gimli

Gandalf vs. Proffessor Cornelius?
Gandalf all the way!!!

The White Witch vs. Saruman?
now why would I want to like a bad guy?!

Gandalf vs. Aslan?
don't get me wrong, I love Gandalf; however Alsan represents Christ wile Gandalf only represents the wisdom of I have to say Aslan. But I do love Gandalf!!!!

Aragorn vs. Aslan?
well I did say Aslan up there so - Aragorn

Narnia vs. Middle-earth?
Middle Earth :D

Prince Caspian vs. Frodo?
oh jee. my husband or my crush...hmmm... ;) Frodo. *snickers* I know. I'm bad.

Susan vs. Arwen? A mix.....the warrior Susan mixed with Elvish. ;)

Edmund vs. Merry? aw man!! too hard! I'll go with Merry, though.

Lucy vs. Pippin?

Peter vs. Haldir?
Haldir I guess.....Peter has a bad attitude in PC

The Dancing Lawn vs. Lothlorien?

Centaurs vs. Elves?
give me Elves any day!!!!

Peter's sword vs. Anduril?
i never pay attention to the swords

Susan's magic bow and arrows vs. Legolas's bow of the Galadhrim? can't I have both?

Wargs vs. Werewolves? which is easier to defeat?

Orcs vs. Hags? little arrow and *makes a dying sound*

The White Witche's castle vs. the Tower of Barad-dur?
The Castle

Gryphons vs. Eagles?

Uruk-hai or Telemarines? Telmarines way more easier to kill!

Catapults or Oliphaunts?
if I had a Narnian tree with me I would say Catapults otherwise....Oliphants

Cair Paravel or Rivendell?
Rivendell all the way!! :D

There! I now tag...

Anyone who wants these!!

Pentacost and Gorgeous song

I didn't have time to post yesterday due to having an unexpected, but very much enjoyed, visit from some Church friends. Yesterday was the Feast for Pentecost which is when we celebrate the birthday of the Catholic Church. Here is a prayer to the Holy Spirit in honor for yesterday:
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. Let us Pray. O God, Who instructed the hearts of Thy faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, to be truly wise and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ, our Lord.


If I ever get married, I want this played at the wedding. This song is so beautiful it makes me want to cry every time I hear it.