Write Me Up

Official writing with some random thoughts

Friday is today, and it is a good one! March 29, 2013

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Being on vacation always makes me forget what day it is. Although it is easier to remember this week because it is Good Friday. Last night I went to a fun get-together to explain Easter traditions and meanings to some of our friends from other countries. It was a really neat time, and a really good reminder for me of what Easter is for. And to think, I almost didn’t go last night because I was worried about possibly running into someone I didn’t want to see….thankfully, I have some really amazing friends who convinced me to go. So, thanks Haley and Amir for not letting me chicken out!

And since it is Friday, here is a foto!!! And it is actually a new one! And why do I keep starting my sentences with and??????

I took this about a week ago at Dawes Arboretum. It is kind of a sad picture, but also really beautiful.

summer leftovers

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Frost for some green March 27, 2013

Tis Wednesday once again, and I am in serious need of some green. Not money, but plants!!!!!! It is almost April, and I still haven’t seen a single daffodil. ARGH! All I want are some flowers. And by some, I mean a lot. So, to lift my spirits a bit, here is a poem by Robert Frost about a meadow with some flowers. Have I mentioned before how much I LOVE Robert Frost? (I’ll even tolerate his cold-sounding name because his poems make up for it in their amazing warmth.)

Rose Pogonias

A saturated meadow,
Sun-shaped and jewel-small,
A circle scarcely wider
Than the trees around were tall;
Where winds were quite excluded,
And the air was stifling sweet
With the breath of many flowers–
A temple of the heat.

There we bowed us in the burning,
As the sun’s right worship is,
To pick where none could miss them
A thousand orchises;
For though the grass was scattered,
Yet every second spear
Seemed tipped with wings of color
That tinged the atmosphere.

We raised a simple prayer
Before we left the spot,
That in the general mowing
That place might be forgot;
Or if not all so favored,
Obtain such grace of hours
That none should mow the grass there
While so confused with flowers.

 

Practice Makes Perfect? March 26, 2013

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Today I practiced reading and writing in Arabic for like three hours. And then I sent a picture of my writing to my friend who is going to help me to learn Arabic script better, and he said that it was good. There’s hope yet! Even more exciting was when I could read some of the Arabic words on my friend’s Facebook page! Granted, I don’t know what the words all mean, but I can read them and pronounce them!!!!! WOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

I’m a nerd.

 

Foto Friday! March 22, 2013

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I kept thinking that yesterday was Friday because I don’t have to work today. But no, today is Friday! And therefore, here is a foto!

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This is in New York City, taken a couple of years ago during my spring break. 

 

Wednesday! March 20, 2013

1. Today I bought some Doritos at Big Lots. I am eating a few right now. Because Doritos are cheese that I can eat without major abdominal repercussions.

2. My best friend is awesome and gave me tons of awesome Indian music, and I am listening to it right now.

3.Junior Highers are crazy and quite fun.

4. Here is a poem. (in honor of the first day of spring!)((I wrote this one))

Spring Fever

Secret warmth sneaks
through blades green
as broccoli and tennis balls;
molecules moving, seeping
outward, upward, soaking
the bare skin revealed
to the rays once more.

 

A foto for Friday! March 16, 2013

 

 

 

 

waves and cliffs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is from Northern Ireland, near the Giant’s Causeway. It is very epic and beautiful. That’s all.

 

In other news, I made some DELICIOUS leek soup today. It had leeks, prosciutto, potatoes, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, garlic, and parsley in it. I think it’s the best soup I’ve ever made. I hope I can remember how to make it again.

 

Pretty nifty! March 14, 2013

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Today I was asked if I wanted to work more hours at the school where I work tutoring a new student who speaks only Spanish. I of course said yes, because it means I get to speak Spanish even more! (And i get paid more, duh.) Anyway, I think it’s pretty nifty how in only a couple of months, I have gone from having a part time job at a restaurant, to having a full time teaching/translating/tutoring position without even having to apply for anything! God is really awesome.