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26 October 2006 @ 03:51 pm
Ysanti bek kir!

Been updating my Deviantart like crazy. I fyou wanna take a peek, here it is. http://taltosdragon.deviantart.com/

Hiya all! Been a bit since my last post. I went to New Hampshire in mid October. There was some big family reunion there. My mom spent most of the trip taking pictures... of trees. She says that Oregon has no color compared to the north east. Hee hee. Sure we do. Green is a color. There is just a lot more green than anything else here.

Here is a view from out of our hotel room door...

24 July 2006 @ 02:38 pm
How many of us still wear red on Friday?

Hi ya'll. My brother, Travis, sent this to me. For those of you who don't know, Travis serve in the US Navy aboard the Carrier USS Lincoln. They're out right now and (If all goes well *crosses figners*) they will be back sometime next month.
I don't normally do chain-mail or forwards... but this one is important to me. The rea; meaning is in the information after the story, so please don't think it's just sentimental nonsense!


The daughter of a Soldier

Last week in Atlanta, Georgia attending a conference. While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the greatest act's of patriotism I have ever seen.

Moving thru the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camo's, as they began heading to their gate everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to their feet with their hands waving and cheering. When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and cheered for it hit me. I'm not alone. I'm not the only red blooded American who still loves this country and supports our troops and their families. Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young unsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go to school, work and home without fear or reprisal. Just when I

thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our service men and women a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old, ran up to one of the male soldiers. He kneeled down and said "hi," the little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her. The young soldier, he didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, said he would try and what did she want to give to her daddy. Then suddenly the little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she could muster and then kissed him on the cheek.

The mother of the little girl, who said her daughter's name was Courtney, told the young soldier that her husband was a Marine and had been in Iraq for 11 months now. As the mom was explaining how much her daughter, Courtney, missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up. When this temporarily single mom was done explaining her situation, all of the soldiers huddled together for a brief second. Then one of the other servicemen pulled out a military looking walkie-talkie. They started playing with the device and talking back and forth on it. After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to

Courtney bent down and said this to her, "I spoke to your daddy and he told me to give this to you.” He then hugged this little girl that he had just met and gave her a kiss on the cheek. He finished by saying “your daddy told me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home very soon. “ The mom at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young

soldier stood to his feet he saluted Courtney and her mom. I was standing no more than 6 feet away from this entire event unfolded. As the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate, people resumed their applause. As I stood there applauding and looked around, their were very few dry eyes, including my own. That young soldier in one last act of selflessness, turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney with a tear rolling down his cheek.

We need to remember everyday all of our soldiers and their families and thank God for them and their sacrifices. At the end of the day, it’s good to be an American.

Red Friday Just keeping you "in the loop" so you'll know what's going on in case this takes off.

RED FRIDAYS ----- Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the "silent majority". We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or over-bearing. We get no liberal media coverage on TV, to reflect our message or our opinions.

Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that.. Every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar will wear something red.

By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers

If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, co-workers, friends, and family. It will not be long

before the USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once “silent" majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on.

The first thing a soldier says when asked "What can we do to make things better for you?" is...We need your support and your prayers.

Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example; and wear something red every Friday.


Current Location: Home
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Arlington
14 March 2006 @ 01:00 pm
Ysanti bek kir!

Wow, it has been a long time since I last updated. To be honest my job, classes and a new found book obsession have been keeping me busy. If you love to read have I got a treat for you! Check out Lynn Flewelling's Nightrunner series. The books are Luck in the Shadows, Stalking Darkness, and Traitor's moon. Luck and Darkness have individual subplots but the main plot ties them together, Traitor's Moon stands alone, and she is currently working on book 4... eek! I CAN'T WAIT!! The main characters are Alec of Kerry (later know as Alec i Amasa) who is a traditional country bumpkin who has spent the 16 years of his life wandering the forest as a hunter with his father. The books begin after Alec's father has dies of the wasting disease and Alec is imprisoned by a lord who thinks he is a spy. During his imprisonment another couple men are imprisoned, one, who calls himself Roland, manages to help Alec escape with him. Soon Alec finds that Roland's name is really Seregil, and falls in as his guide across the barren north lands, ultimately becoming his companion and then his apprentice. Seregil is mysterious, secretive, and roguish... and is more than successful in getting himself, and Alec into enough trouble to keep them quite busy... just staying alive.

I really love Seregil's character... the longer you read the deeper, more profound he gets. And as you learn more and more about him, it never seems to reduce the number of questions you have about him. Answering one question almost always give rise to AT LEAST two or three more! He is however very knowledgeable of the world, and the history of the world and the nations that occupy it.

Alec is the typical innocent character. He's young, 16, orphaned, has only know life as a hunter, wandering in the north, calling the township of Kerry his only semblance of a home-town. He is drawn easily into the intrigue and fairy-tale adventure offered to him by Seregil. Alec is a bundle of non-stop curiosity who finds that on top of his other personality traits he finds Seregil's knowledge about history most satisfying.

I love theses books! You should read them, because I know you will too!

Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: Harry Gregson-Williams: Sinbad
10 January 2006 @ 09:33 pm
My, new pet Llama... Spittle.

my pet!

adopt your own virtual pet!

adopt your own virtual pet!

04 January 2006 @ 09:35 pm
Here is a recap from the ongoing conversation throughout the evening between my boyfriend and I.

*Texas is up 16-10 at halftime.
*Score is now 24-23, USC with the lead with 5 minutes left in the 3rd quarter.
*USC is leading 38-32 with 4:03 left.
*Touchdown Texas! They take the lead with 19 seconds left...
*Texas wins! 41-38 ((9:28 PST))

He's Very Excited. :o)

Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Whistling Gypsy Rover
03 January 2006 @ 06:59 pm
So here is the gig. Tomorrow the University of Texas Longhorns are playing University of Southern Carolina Trojans for the National Championship. They haven't won a football championship since 1970 and haven't played for one since 1983. The Game starts at 5pm PST and I told my Boyfriend (a Longhorn before he transferred to University of Washington) That if they win tomorrow I will be putting up a picture of the Longhorn Clock Tower all lit up. They light it up orange with the #1 on it. Rather impressive. There are other ways they light it up too, but I don't pretend to know them all. I visited Texas this Christmas break to meet his family and he even took me there to see it up close and personal! :o) Keep your browsers updated for a piccie to let you know how it goes.
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Phantom of the Opera: Past the Point of No Return
03 January 2006 @ 05:43 pm
So I was hanging out today, alternating from really bored to reading, all day. My boyfriend started school back up today (I don't go back till the 9th :o) ) and when he got home we were chatting on AIM and he sent me this link One does not simply walk into Mortor... It is soooooo hilarious, I about died laughing! Enjoy ya'lls!
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Last Unicorn; Lorenna Mckenitt
02 January 2006 @ 12:52 am
So I have been slowly but surely figuring out new things on Live Journal. I have now figured out some of the customizing stuff. I can't say that I expect much more customizing options being as I am on a free account. I also have scooted around, checking out the communities that are here, looking them up based on my interests. All those I am a member of, I do believe, are based on books. So I am a nerd, sue me. Though I am also a poor college student, so if you sue me, don't expect to win anything.

Speaking of college, I will probably be scooting around less come the beginning of the term (January 9th) "Ha ha" to my friends who are starting before me. And *cries* "you stink" to those of my friends who are going to semester colleges, because they get 5 weeks off for winter break. If I had that much time off, I'd be done with more of my story... *sigh* I've made up my mind to enjoy the rest of my winter break fully though... even if it isn't almost three more weeks...

Current Mood: bouncybouncy
29 December 2005 @ 09:21 pm
Learned another New Thing.
29 December 2005 @ 08:48 pm
YAY. I'm finally learning SOMETHING new on running this thing!