Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Movie Time!

Many movies have been out/just came out/ is about to come out. I mean, hel-lo! As long as there is an entertainment industry out there, there's got to be some form of entertainment! =D

Anyways, I recently watched one from each of the above mentioned category.

Bolt, Up, and Kung Fu Panda.

My ratings?

1. Bolt
2. Kung Fu Panda
3. Up

All are family movies. I mean, I don't really want to endorse any PG-13 movies... We all have our parental limits, and I, for one, want to respect that. (And family movies are just plain fun, right?)

Bolt- I love this movie. It was almost completely clean (just has a short bit of what dogs usually do to each other when they meet...) But it's an computer animated tale of a movie dog who gets separated from his beloved owner, Penny. The catch? He's only been living in a world where he thinks he's really the super-dog character in his TV shows. That in itself can show this movie has a lots of laughs. Join the adventure as Bolt, Rhino, and Mittens journey from New York to Hollywood.

I recommend this movie to gals mostly. I mean, this movie is guy-watchable but I mean, a cute, heartwarming story of a dog and his gal. What I really recommend this for? A sleepover with your sisters or best friends or a daddy-daughter night. I watched it with my sisters AND my dad. It rocked.

Kung Fu Panda- Po, an overweight, noodle-serving panda dreams of learning kung fu and meeting the furious five (five animals who are like the superheroes of kung fu). This movie is full of laughs and slo-mo's. As I said above, Po is overweight and this movie has no problem showing it. Several nose-wrinkling scenes when Po's behind gets in the way or squishes a bad guy, he is made fun of for his pudginess, and general jiggling. Is it so terrible? Not really, but it would be better without it. There's also two or three times Po gets hit where he's not supposed two. Also one exclaimation of, "I'm gonna pee!"
A big surprise along with a big laugh at the end won the movie over to me. Plus, I just absolutely LOVE Shifu! Oh, and Oogway! They are just too CUTE!

Probably more of a guy movie. Most of the people who have talked about this movie have either been 1) Little guys or 2) Bigger guys. Girls can enjoy it too, though, (well, duh. Like me) especially those involved in martial arts. You won't believe how many times my sisters and I drew comparisons to different characters to people we knew (whose names will never be disclosed *winks*)

UP: Pixar has no problems with not being clean. All of their movies are highly recommended by me, though some movies could use some things in the storyline. This is one of them. The main character, and old square-shaped widower, is fed up with the life he lives and thinks back to his childhood, when he wanted to go to "The Lost Falls". The way to get there is extremely creative. He gets about a million baloons, stuffs the strings through his chimney, rigs up a way to steer, and he's off. But wait- here enters boy with backpack who is swept away on his journey when he innocently wants to get a badge for "Assisting the elderly". Many lessons are learned, with the help of an endangered bird and talking pooch, as they try to save the bird ("Kevin") from being captured.
My main problem with this story was I had nothing real to hold onto. Fantasy is great, but what I love is when fantasy has elements I can relate to. Would I see it again? Yes. The setting I watched it in wasn't very great.

I recommend this movie to, basically, everyone. Just because it was the lowest of three doesn't mean you shouldn't see it. As I said, Pixar rocks.

God Bless,

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Awesomeful Followers!

Remember when I used to choose a blog each month to promote for its great elements? Well, business and life got in the way, and I just forgot about it. Well, not really, but it just wasn't a main thing.

So, I'd like to make up for all of that by putting up and honoring my followers! And, to tell you the truth, "followers" just sounds strange.

How about "Awesome people who are nice enough to listen to the ramblings of little ol' Prism"?

In no particular order,

tinydancer
Maggie
Amy
Camellia Dayla
Wild Rose
Eldarwen Failariel
joelle
Missionary for Christ!
Le Promeneur
Eruanna
Joraiem
VicVic
Libby xox
MoonShaw
Isirian
Michaila
HorseLuver
Violinist4Christ
***Emily***
Hannah
Anna :)
Emii
justagirl4god
Elránia
Elizabeth Kauffman
Lyceria
Jacob R Parker
KaleCharis
Megan
Tippie
Ëarwen
SarahO'G
Araken
Ashleys Twin
God's Soldier
Sarah
Bryce
bookworm4god
Paris
Ellie
Libby

There ya go! 40 in all, and rapidly growing. If I couldn't link you, it's because I simply couldn't find one. I appreciate you all more than I can say, so YOU are my blog spotlight of this month and many to come!

Want to be an "Awesome person who is nice enough to listen to the ramblings of little ol' Prism"? Just click "Join" on the sidebar gadget with other people's icons.

Want your blog to be linked on here? go here

God Bless You Awesomeful People,

Monday, September 28, 2009

Book Giveaway!!!

Jacob Parker is giving away three copies of Curse of the Spider King by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper on his blog!

Not only is the book written by two extremely talented authors and is awesomeness, but the winners will get it free. Hop on over to the post to enter! =D

God Bless,

Friday, September 25, 2009

Randomness Friday

This super-cool banner was made by none other than the amazing Eruanna!

As far as I know, this is the last entry for my little banner competition. If anyone is still interested, I am asking for a blog button with the words "Randomness Friday" that will link to this blog. Whoever can meet the requirements and wins the contest will be given credit in EVERY RF post I do. I will set up a way to vote by means of a poll after all entries come in. DEADLINE IS NEXT WEEK! =D

Btw, ya'll don't need to feel sad if you don't win. None of you will be losers. I am going to put all submitted RF banners into my sidebar and give credit to you amazing people when the winner is decided.

Any questions, any comments, feel free to voice!

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*The Formalities*

Welcome to Randomness Friday! This recently-made official blog carnival was started by me, and it went on for a while before I decided to make it something everyone can do. If you'd like to see what all of the happenings are about go to this post.

*The Participants*

The following have posted and are doing/going to do RF:

1. Isirian
2. Just a Girl 4 God
3. Libby
4. Eruanna
5. Maggie
6. Emii

Several others have expressed interest in RF. Just remember I can't add you to the list until you've posted! And if I've missed anyone, please let me know!
~*~

Please welcome...*drum roll*

Camellia Dayla

and

Amy

These amazing gals have been nice enough to click that little "follow" button to enlist themselves into the "Awesome people who are nice enough to listen to the ramblings of little ol' Prism" list!

You two will be added to my "Awesomeful Followers" post under "Prism's Favorite Posts" immediately following the post-age (I think that would be the word...) of this, well, post.

~*~

Just so ya'll know, the next RF will be a tad different. It'll be 95% centered around the Randomness Friday (RF) banners. So be sure to submit your designs if you want to enter!

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Tip: Don't save for tomorrow what can be done today.

This little saying applies to school, work, and life in general. I found this out very recently. 'Tis never best to procrastinate, yes?

Not only will you be done faster, but I've noticed other people (such as you teacher, boss, co-workers, ect.) will have a higher opinion of you. You can also prevent (most times) being overwhelmed.

~*~

I have had a cold/terrible allergies for the past few days. Yes, I went to school because it was bearable, absenses count against be, and I didn't really think I had a genuine cold. But it still made me feel terrible.

Sicknessess. Ugh.

Oh, and all of this worry about H1N1! Two people in my class have gotten it, but they're back now with a clean bill of health.

I have been praying, sanitizing, and hand-washing all week, ya'll.

~*~

God Bless,

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Blog Button!

Thanks SOOOOOO much, Libby!

Photobucket

*Giggle*










God Bless,

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Walking the Straight and Narrow?


It is better to be alone than in bad company. Friends can influence their companions in ways that can be from the slightest habit to a life-changing action. Like iron grating against iron, friends can often change each other, and in most cases, bad influences affect good people much more often than the other way around. It is better to chose being alone than with bad influences because we are never truly alone. God is always with us, and our Heavenly Father is a much better friend than any human, much less bad company, can be. Therefore, walking unaccompanied in the path of life should always be chosen over associating with negative influences.

It’s hard being alone, I know that. Especially when there are other people there who could reach out to you. I haven’t had much trouble fitting in, but every now and then there’s this feeling of being alone. I can’t really talk to anyone in terms of what I do and what my classes outside of it are. I don’t know if I’m friends enough to ask for a phone number, e-mail, or even a ride to a school event. It’s sort of uncomfortable, but I’m working through it.

There are some people who aren’t the best. I’ve struggled with people asking me to do things that would increase their opinion of me, but was wrong. It wasn’t, like, this huge crime, but it was something that I wasn’t sure about participating. Peer pressure increased- they’re such nice people who included me when no one else could…
But it was wrong.

Ever been in a situation like this? It really stinks, but sometimes we have to have the guts to say no, no matter what it takes. It may leave us all alone, and that’s no fun. But as I said in the first paragraph, we have Jesus.

“Yeah, yeah…I know, I know!” you may be saying. “He’s God! I need a human to stick with me! It’s like God’s way up there and I’m way down here!”

A few weeks ago I would’ve said the same thing. Why not bring a Christian book (either fiction, biography, or even the Bible!)? Pure music?
What about prayer?
Books and music may/may not be allowed in your school, it depends. But you can pray. It’s your right as a person to have religious freedom. You don’t have to make this ginourmous show. It can just be you lowering your head and letting your heart do all of the talking- after all God knows what we’re really thinking.

Humans don’t know our hearts, and in some cases they don’t care. But our ultimate Friend will never ask us to do wrong or shun us because we happen to be wearing clothes from the last century. He won’t leave.

When humanity fails, go to God.

God Bless,

Friday, September 18, 2009

Randomness Friday!

Randomness Friday


This amazing banner was made by none other than Emii. Doesn't it just rock?

Those of you whose banners haven't been posted yet- do not fear they will be...

*Formalities, formalities*

Welcome to Randomness Friday, an official blog carnival that I have abbreviated "RF"! Those of you who are new to AGoMC (girl of many colors) may want to take a look at this post to see what all of the commotion is all about.

PARTICIPANTS

The following have posted and are doing/going to do RF:

1. Isirian
2. Just a Girl 4 God
3. Libby
4. Eruanna
5. Maggie
6. Emii

Several others have expressed interest in RF. Just remember I can't add you to the list until you've posted! And if I've missed anyone, please let me know!

~*~
Give it up for Libby! She's been around for some time, but she's now an official "Awesome Person Who Listens To The Ramblings of Prism"!

~*~

Test time!!!

Okay, so its that time again. As schools really get into the swing of things, we begin to have to worry about tests. I don't know about you, but I'm in my second round of tests in my homeschooling, and I'm almost done with my first round in public school.( For those new to my blog, I do half at home, half at an preparatory college setting)

I know how hard it is, especially when you're shocked by a hard test, a bad grade, a teacher who (to put it nicely) should have picked another profession, ect.
BUT! Just know you're not the only one. It's hard. Especially for those like me who are stepping out of homeschooling to the world of public school for the first time. Just W-H-O-A.

I suggest prayer. Lots of it. I prayed for you all for the past couple of days because, wow, you people rock.

~*~

Today is Constitution Day, for ya'll who are wondering... I found that out because our school gave out free snacks. Interesting, no?

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I just realized I haven't had a poll in the longest of times. Right after I finish this, I'm definitely going to put one up, as random as it may be.

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I recently discovered I like Chinese food. And the whole reason for this is because I had been going to terrible places all my life. It wasn't until we went to this EXCELLENT place (*cough* and pretty costly too, may I add) that I found out it's not my least favorite food. I mean, I can't handle seafood AT ALL, and that was mostly what was available at the places I went to. It'll probably be a once-a-year-deal. Our bill was a little over 100 dollars, and our family can usually survive a meal with a $7 pizza.

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No horse riding this week... Rain, rain, rain.

~*~

God Bless,

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Can Someone Zip My Lips???

"Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles." This verse from Proverbs 21.23 talks about the power of words. In fact, talking before thinking is never a good practice. Words can build up or tear down, and if a person continually lets his tongue control him, many problems for him and others will ensue.

I’ve been trying to watch my words since I began this year of school and, trust me, it’s no easy task. I don’t I’ve ever talked so much in my life! Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but now I have to do speeches, keep up with new school friends, and ask questions!

There are times I’ve felt pretty silly. Like yesterday, I was running for the secretary position in my school. I was doing pretty well for an on-the-spot speech (I had volunteered to run just mere minutes before), but the end was disastrous!

I was talking about how organized I love to be, how I’ve helped with several children’s programs, and then I had to blow it by saying at the end, “And…uh….umm….I…don’t bite?”

How witty…

Now I did get the position of secretary, if any of you are wondering, and I’m guessing it’s because of pity and the fact I’m “cute”. Not what your probably thinking, but, as I mentioned in previous posts, I look like your average 7th grader. You won’t believe how many people have called me “cute” in the past weeks. Hel-lo! I’m in high school! However, I am the shortest and youngest person in the whole academy. I suppose that’s a factor, huh?

Anyway, my tongue hasn’t gotten me into any major problems yet, but, alas, I’ve said my share of mean or unwise things. It’s almost subconscious, but I really have to work on it. We’re all human… We have our flaws.

I can’t really think of any genius tricks to taming your tongue, but I’m going to try thinking, thinking, thinking before I speak!

God Bless,

Friday, September 11, 2009

Randomness Friday: Roller Coaster

Okay, this is so sad, but I couldn't post the next banner candidate for Randomness Friday. Tech problems, so nothing was wrong with the picture or anything. Go here to view a wonderfully creative banner made by Isirian!

Anyhow, Welcome to Randomness Friday, an official blog carnival that I have abbreviated "RF"! Those of you who are new to AGoMC (girl of many colors) may want to take a look at this post to see what all of the commotion is all about.

Now, for two topics that have come up...

1. I am so sorry for the confusion, but I hope this answer will clear things up... The voting for the official blog banner of RF will begin after I have been able to post ALL banners for all to view. It will be a poll, and I will label the banners from 1 to the number of entries. Don't worry, I'll try to make it as easy and clear as I can.

Entries are still open! If you're great with graphics, make a banner for RF, and if your banner is chosen you will be given credit EVERY RF I do....

2. Please remember that my blog address is agirlofmanycolors.blogspot.com. I really want to give every banner a chance, and I can't do that if the web address isn't correct. Make sure you remember the "a"! It may be small, but it makes all the difference. Without the "a", people will be taken to a blog unrelated to mine.

PARTICIPANTS

The following have posted and are doing/going to do RF:

1. Isirian
2. Just a Girl 4 God
3. Libby
4. Eruanna

Several others have expressed interest in RF. Just remember I can't add you to the list until you've posted! And if I've missed anyone, please let me know!

~*~

Life can be a roller coaster sometimes… Remember how excited I was last week? Everything was “perfect”…
Sometimes we need a reality check to wake us up…
This week was an interesting one for sure, but hey, we live and learn. I’ve just been thinking that my motto for this week is “Don’t get comfortable”.
We often just fall into routine, on the boring old treadmill of life. It’s not until we’re taken out of our comfort zone that we grow and learn a lot more. I’ve been taken COMPLETELY out of my comfort zone this week, but I know God’s with me. We’re not supposed to worry, right?

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Phillippians 4:6 NIV

I took an exam today, have two next week, have a TON of math homework, need to learn some new measures in piano, may not be able to go horse riding this week, and I’m set to take a standardized next month.

Whew… I have to admit that I was pretty overwhelmed yesterday, but I’ve found peace today. Just take things in little nibbles, and trust God to help you through. Because, these things that I listed won’t really matter TOO much in the future.

"Do not be anxious"- that's a command, ya'll. We're not supposed to worry. Not only will it hamper us spiritually, but a long of diseases and problems stem from worry.
I know, trust me. Whenever I get nervous, I feel really sick. It's like I'm starving, but it's really painful.

What I've said can be pretty much summed up by the saying "Let go, and let God."

~*~

Okay. Every time I post about horse riding, there's always something new. Well, this week there's nothing different. I experienced my first JUMP and first FALL!
Hip, hip, hooray!

Now, before you start calling me some kind of lunatic, I'll explain why I thought falling off a loping horse was good.

Lessons, lessons, and overcoming fear. I forgot to correctly tighten the saddle. It wasn't cinched in the right place, so it slid right of her belly to a place where the saddle would slip and I'd slip to the side.

So I was loping... It's like riding one of the mechanical bulls, but not that bad. The gait sort of throws you forward, and just as you get inertia, you're pulled back. We (the mare and I) made a sharp turn, and I leaned on one of the stirrups.

You can imagine the rest... She kept on going... I, unfortunately, did not.

The saddle slipped to her side and she went off a little until she stopped and looked back at me with a "Huh?" kind of look.

If she could talk, it'd probably be like, "Come ON, silly newbie. It's called riding on my back not plowing up some mud!"

Yeah...

Anyway, it was actually fun... Weird, yes, but I overcame my (and my parent's) fear of falling off in breaking into countless pieces.
Plus, I think I'm finally starting to build a friendship with her (by the way, the pretty mare isn't mine).

The jump wasn't to much of a big deal. There was a ditch, and she decided to go English. I just felt a jerk and a quick rip of pain in my legs. But if she ever does it again, I am ready!

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Ya'll have a blessed week, and I'll catch up with you (hopefully) on Monday!!!

God Bless,

Monday, September 7, 2009

Tagged!

I have been tagged by Eruanna!

I have to think of ten book names that have never been thought of before.

1. Hoofin' It
2. Fuego
3. Cars Aren't Everything... I Learned It The Hard Way
4. When Calculators Strike Back
5. As Far As the Eye Can See...
6. Mi Hermana
7. Me an' My Music
8. Are You Lookin' at Me?
9. Who Took My Chopsticks?
10. Dawn of Revival

Well, hope these didn't bore you....

What can you make up?

I tag anyone who's wearing any shade of BLUE.

God Bless,

Friday, September 4, 2009

Randomness Friday: It's Official!!!

Welcome to the first, official Randomness Friday, which I have abbreviated "RF"! Those of you who weren't here Monday may want to take a look at this post to see what all of the commotion is all about.

You're probably wondering about the icon. This wonderful banner was created by Libby. Isn't it just AWESOME???

Several others have displayed some banners that they'd like to be the official RF banner. For the next couple of weeks, I'll showcase a different one every week, and let ya'll vote for whose banner you like best. Please note that this web address is: agirlofmanycolors.blogspot.com. If you exclude the "a", it'll take you to a blog that does not belong to me.

Now, for the participants!

The following have posted and are doing/going to do RF:

1. Isirian
2. Just a Girl 4 God
3. Libby
4. Eruanna

Several others have expressed interest in RF. Just remember I can't add you to the list until you've posted! And if I've missed anyone, please let me know!

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Now, with all formalities aside, BRING ON THE RANDOM!!!

I would like to welcome to AGOMC (A Girl of Many Colors), *cue applause*

Wild Rose

and

Eldarwen Failariel

Welcome, you two!!!
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Okay, so I gave my first presentation EVER to a class of more than three people. It was a little daunting, yes, but I was more eager to get it over with than to let the nerves eat me up.

So I volunteered to go first.

This fact may not surprise ya'll, but I really surprised myself. I mean, I'm pretty shy and this was a big step. But, you know what?

It was so, weirdly fun! I have no clue why, but it just was...

I suppose I've discovered a new enjoyable hobby if you will- Public Speaking!
Yeah, one step at a time. I was told I did pretty good for a first timer, and it was pretty fun since I absolutely adore writing (dude, why did I start this blog???)

So yeah, there was the big event of today... It was pretty interesting, like discovering something new about myself.

(Btw, the presentation was in Science...I just realized I didn't write that...)

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Last Saturday ROCKED. Artista tested for the red belt in Tae Kwon Do, and I got to hang out with my gal, who just happens to be a horse. Well, she's not MY gal, but you get what I mean.

You got it, the black mustang!

I didn't ride her, since I was only there for an hour (yes, an hour... it may seem long but it's not) so I decided to get over some minor fears here and there I had.

fears? Yep. Hooves and mouth.

Those terrify me. I'm either afraid a horse will kick me or bite me. I have no clue where this weird phobia comes from, but it's there and I dealt with it pretty well on Saturday. I spent the time grooming her.

It was really fun. I combed out her coat, mane, and tail until it shone line polished black glass. I spent time talking to her as I had read I should do, lightly touching her so she would know where I was at all times, and even braiding that mane, which is so like my hair. Totally poufy and tough.

I had a blast... Standing in the shade, whilst the wind blew our crazy hair about...
Just a time to show her that I'm not always there to pull a piece of metal in her mouth to direct her around.

Let's see...

Randomness Friday was made official, Tae Kwon Do rocked, I got to spend some time with an awesome equine, I did a fun presentation, and now I'm here, blogging away...

Yep, I loved this week...

God Bless,

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Get Your Reference Right!

I just thought I'd just share a funny thing that happened to me the other day...

Okay, so I was WAY nervous with school. I mean, new people, new place, and new teachers. Not to mention new curriculum, new school supplies, and a new locker (I've never had one before!)

My mom decided she would encourage me with the help of the Scriptures.

So she directed me to read Isaiah 47.


I sort of knew what her intentions were, and she seemed to honestly excited and genuine, so I picked up a Bible and started reading...

Here's some of what I saw:

"5 "Sit in silence, go into darkness,
Daughter of the Babylonians;
no more will you be called
queen of kingdoms. "

"11 Disaster will come upon you,
and you will not know how to conjure it away.
A calamity will fall upon you
that you cannot ward off with a ransom;
a catastrophe you cannot foresee
will suddenly come upon you. "

Okay, so there's just a taste. You can imagine my reaction, right?

My eyes got bigger and bigger as I read on. When I finished the whole passage, I was pretty freaked out.

I went to find my mom, and she greeted me with a smile.

MOM: "So, *Prism*, did you like it?"

ME: "Like it?! What were you trying to say here?"

MOM: "What do you mean???"

So I showed her what I had read... and of course, she realized her mistake.

My mom had wanted me to read Isaiah chapter 43.

2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze

5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west.

So different, right? You may want to read the whole chapters if you want to, to see what I read exactly.

We had some laughs yesterday, my family and I.

AND we've all learned a lesson- Get your references right!!!

God Bless,

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