Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Day!

I just want to say "Happy Thanksgiving!" to everyone and to wish you all a happy holiday. Enjoy the turkey and stuffing and cranberry sauce and take the time to relax and enjoy youselves with your family and friends. =)

-Tara! o(^o^)o

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

"Home, Sweet Home"

Home is a pleasurable place and there is always a sense of security when one is there. After being away for three months (and 9 days, so says the counter on the sidebar there...), yesterday felt like a dream. I was home, but I didn't believe it, I mean, I did, but it sort of felt like a dream. Like it was too good to be true (especially after the guy at the airport who was checking my luggage kept telling me, "You're going to miss your flight. You're going to miss your flight. You're going to miss your flight. You're going to miss your flight." That was not something I appreciated, especially since I was already nervous (sort of) about flying alone. XD Anyway, back to my point....home is something that I truly miss when I am in Florida. I feel sort of alone when I'm down there, since I am very big into family and being with my family. Don't get me wrong---all of the friends that I have made in Florida are wonderful and I love to hang out with all of them!---but, I miss my home when I am there. I suppose it's a transition to work with. Anyway, my Pepere (I believe I have mentioned this before in previous posts) loaned me a book to read while I am in Florida, and it is a book of inspiring quotes and poems by famous people of the past, like Seneca, and of a more modern time, like Thoreau and such. In this book ("A Light From Many Lamps") there is this poem, which I enjoyed reading very much:

Home, Sweet Home

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home;
A charm from the sky seems to hallow us there,
Which, seek through the world, is ne'er met with elsewhere.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

An exile from home, splendor dazzles in vain;
Oh, give me my lowly thatched cottage again!
The birds singing gayly, that come at my call --
Give me them -- and the peace of mind, dearer than all!
Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

I gaze on the moon as I tread the drear wild,
And feel that my mother now thinks of her child,
As she looks on that moon from our own cottage door
Thro' the woodbine, whose fragrance shall cheer me no more.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

How sweet 'tis to sit 'neath a fond father's smile,
And the caress of a mother to soothe and beguile!
Let others delight mid new pleasures to roam,
But give me, oh, give me, the pleasures of home.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

To thee I'll return, overburdened with care;
The heart's dearest solace will smile on me there;
No more from that cottage again will I roam;
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.
Home, home, sweet, sweet, home!
There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home!

John Howard Payne

Saturday, November 13, 2010

"Extra Ordinary"

So, a few weeks ago, my brother Chris sent me a comic picture on my phone and said that this was me. After he sent me this, I went back and started the comic from the beginning.

The comic is called "Extra Ordinary" and it follows the tales and adventures of Li, Jordan and Shoelace. Li is the artist and she is pretty amazing. Her drawings are adorable and I love her four-panel idea. It's really very clever and she puts it together very nicely. Jordan is in a few of the comics, and he seems to be this mellow, yet interesting guy who's always around to be bothered by or to bother Li, and of course Shoelace is this adorably funny cat who can do all these tricks, including walk on ceilings. ;) But that's in a later comic. Their adventures and such are random, something that I like, and they always make me smile and on occasion laugh.

"Extra Ordinary" is updated every Wednesday (American-time), which is always a nice update, since it's right in the middle of the week, so if you're having a down week, or need a pick-me-up, or just want to finish the week off with a good smile or laugh, this is definitely a comic that will help with that!


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Thursday, November 11, 2010


So, I just bought my luggage for my flight home, well, when I say that I bought my luggage, I already have the suitcase, I mean that I paid for it so that I can have it checked onto the plane. XD I'm really excited to be going home for about a week to visit. My family is going to celebrate Thanksgiving a few days early so that I can be there with them since I fly out on Thanksgiving Day. Yeah....I could only get so many days off from work, but the days I got off were enough, I think. Hm.... After I return back from my trip home, I believe that there will only be six more weeks left until my internship is over. I look forward to going home and getting a job back there. I have many plans for this Spring and Summer and can't wait to get them started.

On another note, I hope you are all doing well with NaNoWriMo. How are the updates going? Is everyone hitting their daily goals? I hope so. You can all do it, I'm rooting for you! Maybe I will try event next year....maybe.

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Oh! And I dropped my phone yesterday and the screen cracked. XD

Saturday, November 6, 2010


An interesting band that I stumbled across some time ago on the ever-famous YouTube, "Pomplamoose" always puts me in a good mood if I am feeling down. On top of that, they're good to listen to no matter what my mood. Personally, I think they're pretty cool. I am especially impressed by how well they put their videos together with their music. The covers they do are always good songs, some I am familiar with, others, I am not. I also like the because they have French themes to them. "Pomplamoose", if you did not know, is actually French for "Grapefruit". They also did a French song, which I enjoyed very much. This one, though, is one of my favorites that they did.

Now, how did I stumble across them? I think that my friend Tim introduced me to them. Tim is always sharing interesting things with me, which I always appreciate. So, anyway, while I know that a majority of you are participating in "NaNoWriMo" (and I wish you all the best of luck), I think that you would enjoy stopping, just for a bit, to listen to at least one of their songs. You could even listen to some of their songs while writing. I know that I tend to listen to music when I write. =)

-Tara! =D

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