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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Bit of Everything

First and foremost: Happy Thanksgiving! :D



No "I'm back! I'll blog more now!"
I won't be setting standards for myself on how often I should post.
I won't be struggling to find something to post on those boring days.
So. What I will do is post when I have something to post, and don't worry about it when I don't.
It's so simple; I don't know why I didn't think of it earlier.

So, here I am. And here's this post. And there's some catching up to do.
Photography: I took someone's senior portraits a week or two ago, and I'm taking some family pictures sometime soon. Quite exciting. :D
Birding: I didn't make enough time in my schedule to get the most out of fall migration, which I was disappointed about. But then, one morning, I saw a small flock of Juncos. I'm looking forward to winter. And I'm hoping to get to a certain lake that has some awesome migrating and wintering waterfowl. (Saw two way-out-of-range Trumpeters there last year!)
Crafting, Sewing, etc: ...have been neglected, unfortunately. Some Christmas projects coming up, though. =)
Writing: This year, in addition to English, I'm taking Creative Writing. I really hated it at first because the first unit was mostly writing about yourself, which I found quite difficult and uninspiring. This unit is poetry, which I was a bit unsure about going into, but it's actually quite fun. :D We had to do one assignment creating poems with all different formats. (diamonds, limericks, lanterns, etc.) Here are three I happened to like:

This first one's silly. A limerick:
There once was an amoeba named Fi-fi.
Who ate bacterium and algae.
But the psuedopods couldn't reach,
To the little specks of green on the beach.
Who were, themselves, quite filled with glee.

A 5W (Who, what, where, when, why):
My lovely cat
Knocked everything,
From my desk,
In the middle of the night,
To warn me of an empty food dish.

And another silly one. A quinzane (a statement of 7 syllables in the first line, and a question spaced out over the second and third lines, with 5 and 3 syllables, respectively):
The squirr'l ran away from me.
Does he think I want
to eat him?
I was surprised that I was able to muster up a nice-sized range of subjects for ten poems we had to do for that project. From pencils to cats to an amoeba.

Oh, and anyone with kids or siblings may enjoy this (some of them are geared towards younger children, but others are timeless):
http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/newpoem.htm
Just use the left-hand navigation to chose a poem, fill it in, and click "create". :D