Saturday, July 31, 2010

dating by the book

so there's a new dating website that finds you matches based on what kind of books you like to read. on the website you fill out some information about your self, but the biggest thing you fill out is what books you like. you can then click on the book you have listed and then see who else has listed the book on their profile. you can also search the website by a book you like or by an author you like. i think it's an interesting way to find people to date. i know i like it when i find people who are just as interested in books as i am. so if you've tried other dating websites, why not try this one. it's free. and everyone like's free.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

jane austins fight club

yes you read that correctly, jane austins fight club. on youtube, someone made a video using jane austins characters to create a fight club. it's pretty awesome/funny! so go here and watch it for yourself.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

the great gatsby video game

Join Nick Carraway as you explore the mansions and bungalows of Long Island, the parlors of New York City, and the heart and soul of the Roaring Twenties. Attend extravagant parties and lush gatherings as you dance the Charleston with a happy couple harboring scintillating secrets. Sip bootleg gin with a mysterious millionaire desperate to bring the passions of the past into the present in Great Gatsby, a fun Hidden Object game (this is exactly how they explain it on the website).

how much you want to bet that the most important thing to find is at the green light on daisys dock?

Monday, July 19, 2010

steampunk at the renaissance faire

so this weekend i went to the renaissance faire in bristol, wi. it was tons of fun. i did some letterboxing, walked around, ate, spent lots of money and watched some really cool shows. while jeremy and i were there eating a guy and a girl walk by with really cool costumes on. i continued to stare at them and i realized that they had steampunk outfits on. so it didn't really fit the renaissance faire, for all the steampunk i've read and read about so far, fits in the victorian age which is the 19th-20th century. but it was still really cool to see. espically with me just getting into the reading the literature (which i've read 4 stories now and i'm totally into it. woot woot for steampunk as literature). so i thought i would share the outfits with you guys to show you a little bit of what the steampunk outfits can look like.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


this months installment of quotes. hope they inspire.

-"all the money you made won't buy back your soul." - pearl jam
-"and this is how i choose to live, as if i'm jumping off a cliff." - relient k
-"we're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance." - japanese proverb
-"good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after." - anne marrow lindbergh
-"true love suffers and is silent." - oscar wilde
-"i'm broken down and hungry for your love with no way to feed it." - jamie cullum
-"military glory - that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of blood." - abraham lincoln
-"people who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them." - dave bary
-"there are times when a beautiful image makes sense as good storytelling in ways that are not easily explained." - david mazzucchell
-"let me ask you something, what is not art?" - ?
-"the most courageous act is - still - to think for yourself. aloud." - coco chanel
-"i've never believed in god, but i believe in picasso." - diego rivera
-"life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one." - stella adler

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

i write like...

so there's this website called i write like that when you paste some of your own writing into the box, it will analyze your writing and tell you what famous person you write like. well i put in my a lighted carousel poem and the website said i write like:

I write like
James Joyce
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


so i have always know about the genre streampunk in the literary world. i was first introduced to it when i took a cyberpunk class in school. and until recently i hadn't really given steampunk much thought. well i had been looking at some steampunk fashion and have totally fallen in love with it. (here is an etsy site that i have fallen in love with.) steampunk clothing, jewlery, all of it is just soooo cool! but having never read any steampunk literature, i didn't want to buy anything in the fashion part. i didn't want to be one of those people. you know the people i'm talking about. the people that dress and act like the genre, but really know nothing about the actual literature. so i have gone to my friendly local library and got the book steampunk edited by ann & jeff vandermeer. it's a collection of steampunk stories in one book. it is laid out for someone who knows nothing about steampunk and it's literature. so i'm totally excited about reading the stories and seeing if i like steampunk literature. and even if i don't like the stories, i feel i can still go out and wear the fashion. for at least i can say i didn't like the stories. but if i like the stories (and so far so good) i can say hey man this genre is awesome! so never be one of those people. go out and read the stuff you are trying to look/act like. so i will report back if i like steampunk literature or not.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

obama (kinda) quotes emma lazarus

In his immigration speech today, President Obama cited the most prominent symbol of America's immigrant tradition: The Statue of Liberty. He also quoted famous lines from the Emma Lazarus poem inscribed at the base of the statue -- at least some of them. Read on, and see if you can spot the difference (i got this from the oval-usatoday's website and they credit their friends at Politico for noticing this).

Here's Obama, according to the White House website:
Give me your tired, and your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to be free ...
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

And here's the Lazarus poem:
Give me your tired, your poor.
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

Yes, the president left out the section about "the wretched refuse of your teeming shore."
Politically correct? Or did he just overlook the line?

Monday, July 5, 2010

detriot librarys and mcdonalds team up for kids!

students in detriot are encouraged to visit their local library to pick up a mcdonald’s bookmark. each time they check out books, the card will be stamped by a librarian. once it’s stamped five times, the student can then take it to a local mcdonald’s in exchange for a complimentary happy meal or mighty kids meal. as an added incentive, each library will host a drawing every month and award a backpack and a $20 gift certificate redeemable at border’s bookstores to the lucky winner. entry forms can be filled out at one of the 24 library locations.

totally sweet! wish i lived in the detriot area.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

happy birthday to me!

today this blog is one year old! woot woot! i can't believe i've been doing this for a year. it doesn't seem that long. it started out as a simple blog for a story i was writing. then i decided to change the direction and write about all things to do with writing. adding along the way things that are going on with my writing.  for today's post i think i'm going to highlight different posts i have done over the year. so here are some of my favorite posts from this past year. 

the very first post i ever did
tuna poem
celebrate banned books
the wheel of time turns
dr. horrible comic review
life is full of them
the first quoteables
world war z
the power of words
poetry coat
muse quoteables
poetry/art swap
a lighted carousel

wow, if you went back and read all of those, your amazing! thanks for sticking with me and i hope the next year is just as amazing as this past year has been. keep writing and keep reading.