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7/22/10



Reading and writing, two things I have always been naturally good at.

I've always seemed to have a book or a pen in hand and tons of imagination to spare, but lately my writing skills have been extremely lacking. I have so much going on in my brain, so many different ways to start a story, but when I put pen to paper (or my fingers to my keyboard as I'm doing now) my imagination falters and my writing comes out utter crap. It makes me sick.

I've been wanting to write a book for longest, but it has never seemed like the right time. I'm afraid that, if I keep putting it off, I'll never get one done. Some days I feel like I should just give up. No, I won't let myself do that.

I just need to find the perfect story. The perfect angle. The perfect....

I've got it!


Gotta go! Bye!

7/15/10

I write...





Why do I write?

Someone asked me this question. I, in all honesty, didn't know how to reply. No answer rolled off the tip of my tongue, no words tumbled neatly out of my mouth, and my brain drew a complete blank. Why do I write?

I thought about it for a long while.

I write for myself. I write to express how I feel about things, people, places, and events. I write to save my thoughts; to share my thoughts. I write for the love of language.


I write...

I write...

I write...

Finally the answer comes to me.



I write because that is who I am.

7/10/10




I'm back! It's a new day and the flashbacks are still coming! Let's just jump right into the list...

Now where did I leave off? I was at N right?


105. Neverending Story
106. Oh Yeah! Cartoons
107. Outlaw Star
108. Parenthood
109. Pink Panther
110. Pinky and the Brain
111. Pippi Longstocking
112. Plucky Duck Show
113. Pokemon
114. Quack Pack
115. Reboot
116. Recess
117. Ren and Stimpy
118. Richie Rich
119. Rocko's Modern Life
120. Rolie Polie Olie
121. Rugrats
122. Rupert the Bear
123. S Club 7
124. Sabrina The Teenage Witch
125. Sabrina The Animated Series
126. Salute Your Shorts
127. School House Rock
128. Secret Squirrel
129. Sherlock Holms in the 22nd Century
130. Smart Guy
131. So Weird
132. Space Ghost Coast to Coast
133. Step By Step
134. Swat Kats
135. Tales From The Crypt
136. TaleSpin
137. Taz Mania
138. Tenchi Muyo
139. The Addams Family
140. The Amanda Show
141. The Angry Beavers
142. The Big Comfy Couch
143. The Cosby Show
144. The Disney Club
145. The Famous Jett Jackson
146. The Fresh Prince
147. The Jamie Fox Show
148. The Magic School Bus
149. THe Nanny
150. The New Addams Family
151. The New Smurfs
152. The New Snorks
153. The Powerpuff Girls
154. The Secret Life of Toys
155. The Smurfs
156. THe Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper
157. They Sylvester and Tweetie Mysteries
158. The What-A-Cartoon SHow
159. The Wild Thornberry's
160. Timone And Pumbaa
161. Tiny Toons
162. Toonami
163. Trigun
164. Twisted Tales of Felix The Cat
165. Ultimate Muscle
166. Vampire Princess Miyu
167. Wedding Peach
168. Weird Science
169. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
170. Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego
171. Where's Waldo
172. Whose Line is it Anyway
173. Wilds & Crazy Kids
174. Wild C.A.T.S
175. Wishbone


That's it! I'm done! 175 shows that I can't live with forgetting. I really miss being a kid in the 90's!

7/9/10

1990's Flash Back



I wasn't feeling too well this evening. My stomach hurt and I sort of felt like I was going to...well, you know. My boyfriend told me to lay down. I did, but after a while of trying to sleep (and not being able to) I decided to watch an old video of H.R. Pufnstuf on youtube. The show is actually from the Sixtys but it triggered flashbacks of Saturdays spent in front of the television watching cartoons and people in giant costumes.

They say everything lasts forever on the internet, so I decided to make this list. It's a list of the shows I watched as a kid. A list of the show's that I loved and that I miss. I never want to forget.


And just so I'm not playing favorites...I'm doing this in ABC order! Also, this could take a while...

Let us begin!

01. 101 Dalmatians: The Series
02. 2 Stupid Dogs
03. 7th Heaven
04. A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
05. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
06. Action League NOW
07. Adventures for the Book of Virtues
08. Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy
09. Adventures of the Gummi Bears
10. ALF
11. All Dogs Go to Heaven
12. All That
13. Allegra's Window
14. Alphabet Castle
15. Alvin and the Chipmunks
16. Angela Anaconda
17. Animaniacs
18. Animorphs
19. Archie's Weird Mysteries
20. Are you Afraid of the Dark?
21. Arthur
22. As told by Ginger
23. Avengers
24. Babysitter's Club
25. Bananas in Pajamas
26. Beetlejuice
27. Bill Nye: The Science Guy
28. Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon
29. Bobby's World
30. Boy Meets World
31. Bug Juice
32. Bugs & Daffy
33. Caitlin's Way
34. Camp Candy
35. Captain Planet
36. Cartoon All Stars to the Rescue
37. Casper and Friends
38. CatDog
39. Cave Kids with Pebbles and Bam-Bam
40. Chip 'N' Dale Rescue Rangers
41. Clarissa Explains it All
42. Clueless: The Series
43. Courage the Cowardly Dog
44. Daria
45. Darkwing Duck
46. Dexter's Laboratory
47. Digimon
48. Disney's Doug
49. Donald's Quack Attack
50. Double Dare
51. Duck Tales
52. Ed Edd n Eddy
53. Eek! the Cat
54. Eureeka's Castle
55. Fivel's American Tails
56. Freakazoid
57. Garfield and Friends
58. Gargoyles
59. George and Martha
60. Ghost Writer
61. Goof Troop
62. Goosebumps
63. Growing Pains
64. Gullah Gullah Island
65. Gumby
66. GUTS
67. Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
68. Happily Ever After
69. Hey Arnold!
70. Home Improvement
71. Honey, I Shrank the Kids
72. Huxley Pig
73. I Am Weasel
74. Living Color
75. In The House
76. InuYasha
77. Johnny Bravo
78. Johnny Quest
79. Kablam
80. Kenan and Kell
81. Kids Say the Darndest Things
82. Kids WB
83. Lamb Chops Play Along
84. Legends of the Hidden Temple
85. Life with Louie
86. Living Single
87. Looney Tunes
88. Madeline
89. Malcome & Eddie
90. Married...With Children
91. Martin
92. Mega Babies
93. Men In Black
94. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
95. Moesha
96. Monster Rancher
97. Mother Goose and Grimm
98. Mr. Bean
99. MTV's Celebrity Death Match
100. Muppet Babies

(I said I was only going to go up to 100 tonight, but I want to add the rest of M first!)

101. Muppets Tonight
102. My Life As A Teenage Robot
103. My Little Pony Tales
104. My So-Called Life

Now I'm off to bed. I'm sure to dream of cartoons long past and happy childhood memories. Maybe tomorrow I'll get up and see if I can't find those My Little Pony figures that my mom stashed away!

In any case, I promise that tomorrow I will start on N - Z!


Good Night!

7/4/10

Drive In Movies



Every year my mother and I make a point to head out to the local drive-in. We get popcorn and pizza slices and, when we feel really sneaky, we'll buy candy at Rite Aid or Walgreens and sneak it in. We get there early and listen to music until the previews start to roll. We leave the windows down on open up the sun roof. We talk and laugh and joke and make fun of the people on the screen. All in all we have a brilliant time.

This evening, morning now, we went to the drive-in. It was a double feature, as usual, for $8-something. We went to see Toy Story 3 (they couldn't have taken any longer getting that one out...I was nine when the last one was out...now I'm 19!) and Grown Ups. On the screen behind us they played Eclipse (never have I seen so many teenage girls at the drive-in!) and Letters to Juliet.

I slept through Toy Story 3, having already seen it with one of my best friends, but my mom wanted to see it. Grown Ups was so funny! I'd go see that one again! ...Actually, I really might.

The real fun of the evening was that the lot to screen #2 (showing eclipse and juliet) was filled to the brim! I had figured that would happen. I had actually wanted to see Eclipse too. It played through and, on my walk to the concession stand, I heard that it was a good movie. Then everyone cleared out.

There were only about 8 cars left to watch Letters to Juliet...

Sad.