Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Corner View~The December Holidays

Christmas is a lot of people's favorite time of year. When I was younger, I remember as soon as I opened my eyes I would get out of bed, wake up my older sister, Skylar, (we used to share a room), and then go upstairs to my dad. My brother, the youngest, would usually wake up first or at the same time. My sister, my brother, my dad, and me (we still do this) would wait for my mom to get up. Unlike a lot of kids who just jump out of bed, and grab the loot, we wait for everyone to get up, and then we take turns, opening one present at time. when someone's about to open your present, you get just as exited as when you're about to open one. You see the look on their face..... I love making people underestimate what I'm going to give them. (For example: I've been saying to my brother, I'll probably give you a rare Pokemon card for Christmas. And if you're really good, and cooperate with mom, I'll maybe give you a legendary card. But in truth, I'm going to give him a card even better!)
That tradition hasn't really changed, except that I don't wake up Sky (she'd kill me!) :)
We spend the whole morning playing with our new toys. And no, me, a 12-year-old does not play with train sets and dolls. First of all, it's modern toys (remote control cars, trading cards) and second--oh never mind. I guess I do "play." Lets face it :) We have lunch. We're not one of those families who eats Christmas dinner at 3:00. We "play" some more. Maybe have a little family time.
Then we bake and cook (unless we're going to a friends house for dinner, which we sometimes do. We spend the rest of the winter holidays wishing we could have Christmas all over again, but at the same time, feeling satisfied.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Corner View~Traditions

Since I was 6 1/2, Skylar and I have sang and played guitar at an ashram in front of a pretty big crowd every summer. We also liked to play for relatives and friends. Skylar stills plays the guitar, but I usually just sing. I sing for friends and relatives all the time whenever they come over. I love singing.  It gives me such a happy feeling that I never want to stop. It's the same feeling that I get right before I open my presents on my birthday.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Corner View~Improvising

Recently my dad has taught me to improvise with the scales on piano. It's basically like doing harmonies on the piano (for those of you folks who don't know what the heck I am talking about). For a while, okay maybe like 5 years, I was kind of out of my piano phase. But this harmonic scale has really gotten me back into it. It's beautiful. It's like an orchestra you can control with just a light touch of your finger.

Since I am an actress and a musician I'd like to also talk about another kind of improvisation. In acting improvisation is very important. If you mess up in front of a live audience you have to ad lib, which means to improvise. When you make a speech you should never memorize it, you should just memorize ideas.  You do this because if you memorize the speech and you forget it, it will be a disaster. If you just memorize ideas it will be like a conversation with the audience. I learned this today in home school.

Later, my peeps!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Corner View~Rain

 I didn't take these. I'm not that good of a photographer! (But hey, let me off the hook, I don't have my own camera!) When I get my own camera, I hope I can take great pictures too!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Taekwondo Update

One of the first posts I ever wrote was about Taekwondo. It's been about a year and a half since we started doing it. (Although we travel in the summer every year so I guess you could say we've been doing it for a year.) What is Taekwondo, you ask? It's the perfect sport that exercises the body and the mind. Or for you simpler folk, it's a martial art. Me, my 14 year old sister, Skylar, and my 7 year old brother, Shawn, all do hour and a half classes twice a week. My sister and I have been high blue belts for a while. We're getting ready to test for red belt in a couple weeks. My little brother just tested for his low blue belt. Although I didn't get to watch because I was on a trip with mom. :( [Although :) for the trip with mom.]
I was just practicing this morning. There are techniques and forms and Korean language. And the necessary knowledge keeps expanding for every belt. The belt order goes like this: White, yellow, orange, purple, green, blue, red, brown, candidate, black. Then there's black with up to nine stripes. And there are so much requirements for each stripe, that it counts as it's own belt. My main instructor/master, a black belt with six stripes, and her husband (yeah, that's right! She's a girl! girls rule!) run the dojang (translation: training hall). They're strict enough but hardly strict at all, compared to a lot of martial art teachers. In fact, they're super nice and not strict compared to anybody. With them in my life, I'm sure to achieve my black belt.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Corner View~Anything Goes

This is a great day to do anything goes because I just did a play tonight (definitely something worth writing about). It was called "Ernie's Incredible Illucinations" by Alan Ayckbourn.  It is a story about a boy who imagines things and they come true.  He goes with his parents to the doctor to get a diagnosis and tells him some very weird examples, which we had to act out.  Finally, to prove to the doctor that this is real, Ernie makes the doctor get caught in an illucination himself. 

I wasn't a main character but I did have one major monologue. Here it is (and this is without looking at my script just to show I know it). (I'm playing a barker at a fair.)

"Just about to start ladies and gentlemen! A heavy-weight boxing bout, featuring the one and only unofficial challenger for the heavy-weight championship of the world, kid Saracen. The kid will be fighting this afternoon for the very first time. A demonstration contest against the new sensation from Seattle, Eddie, 'Grinder' Edwards. In addition ladies and gentlemen, the kid is offering a hundred dollars - yes - a hundred dollars to any challeger who manages to last three three-minute rounds."

I had some other parts too, though. I had a great time, and almost the whole cast went and got ice cream, afterward. I made some new friends, within the cast. It was really fun, and I hope I get to do another play soon.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I honestly don't really like fall very much. First of all where we live the leaves don't even fall so we don't get to jump in leaves or anything. Second of all, fall is when I go back to school. Not that I don't like learning or the school year, but it's hard to go from fun summer days to extreme homework issues. I mean I barely had time to write the corner view today 'cause I had to finish up a report. (So that's why I'm doing this late. It ain't my fault, I didn't ask for extreme homework!) But I guess in some places the fall is pretty. Here it's a little cooler in the morning and we get more clouds, but that's all.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Corner View~Famous

This summer we went to LA. We went to the walk of fame on Hollywood Blvd. I was really excited because I was going to see Michael Jackson's star and Julie Andrews' star. Julie Andrews is one of my favorite actresses. She has inspired me. Here is a picture of me next to her star. I hope I get to be an actress someday and have my own star!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Corner View~Pondering

I like to think. A lot. I'm a big thinker so this is a good topic for me. I think about bad stuff. Everyone does. It's human nature. But I also think about good stuff.

Honestly, what's on my mind half the time is fun stuff like Pokemon and video games, because I'm a kid.
Kids should be kids. And most kids' lives are all about fun.
 But sometimes I go into creative spurts, and get new ideas for a new book. Or just for the book I'm writing. I think about my acting career, and where my life is taking me. I think about the people suffering in India and Africa, and all the cruelty in the world and it makes me sad. I think about all of the universe's mysteries and what is the meaning of life. Are we all just an illusion? God's dream? If so, do any of our desires even matter? I think in bed a lot. I'm not a person who falls asleep quickly.
Thinking is a beautiful thing. You can imagine anything you want. Anything in the world. There's no law against it. You are free, in your mind. That is, if you know how to control it. My dad tells me that your mind can be your friend or your enemy. Your servant, or your boss. Your mind can drive you crazy, or it can turn you into a spiritual master. My mind is not very controlled yet. I have a weird fear, and sometimes, when I start to think, Oh, this fear is about to come true, my mind makes me more and more worried, until I start to believe it. But then, if I get distracted, I start to feel fine, and I realize it was just my mind playing tricks on me. I hope your mind is your servant.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Corner View~Holiday Part 3

Here's part 1, and 2 for those of you who have not read them.
We also went to Future World, which is like the Disney Land of France, but for my last entry of this corner view, I'm going to focus on Venice.
When we arrived, I was in shock. It was so beautiful. So un-polluted. There were no cars. Not one. There were plenty of boats, and we took a taxi boat to our hotel. We settled in. The next few days were a blur. I remember walking everywhere. Going to little far away towns to buy little home made glass knickknacks for a high, tourist rip-off price. (But hey, we were tourist's!) Half the time, we spent eating, or-at least, I wish we had! We would go to a restaurant every night. There was the best spaghetti I ever tasted. There was lasagna, with hardly any marinara sauce, so it was like cheesy pasta. There was buttered spinach and
raw salmon (which my dad said was great, but I did not try. I could keep on going, but I might flood your house by making your mouth water so much.
So bye, bye until tomorrow when there's corner view again!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Skylar Tribute

 Skylar and I when we were little

      I was just browsing on YouTube, and I was looking at a video/song that Skylar wrote and recorded when she was seven, and I was shrouded in memories of our childhood. I remember her doing that, but back then 7 hadn't seemed like "young" to me. In fact, I was about 5 so it seemed old. She's 14 now and I'm 11. I realized how talented she is for a 7 year old to write something like that. Actually I should say some things. She recorded a CD with 6 or so songs when she was 7, and has been recording CDs ever since. Now she has recorded 3 amazing CDs and is working on a 4th.
     Skylar is very talented at music and at being a good sister. When I was little, we used to play together all the time. We went to the same school usually, so we spent every second together. She always helps me with my homework, even now! We made up a game with dolls that even now we still play it!
     Yes, Skylar and I are very close--but we're not perfect, so we fight sometimes. When we are in a fight it makes me sad and uncomfortable. My sister is a big part of my life, and helps keep me grounded. But the good news is, when we do fight, we always make up within a few hours, because we're sisters, and we love each other!

Corner View~Holiday Part 2

If you have not read part one and want to here it is.

After Paris, we went to Sarlat (another part of France).
We stayed at an old couple's house (on the top floor and they stayed on the bottom.) While Paris had been wizzy, 'cause it was in the City, Sarlat was in the country, with old fashioned towns. The house we were staying at was near a forest, with a garden. We were in complete nature. It was wonderful! We went out to dinner some of the nights, and the food was (duh!) heavenly. The kitchen was old fashioned, with honey, hot cacao, and walnuts and a walnut cracker. We were allowed to use and eat it all. One night mom and dad went out to dinner and Sky babysat. One day our car broke down, conveniently in the middle of nowhere, where no one spoke English, so for a while, we couldn't get anyone to help (not a fun day).
Overall, we had a great time!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Halloween is coming up soon. In case any of the people from Europe are reading this post, it's an american holiday where you dress up in a costume. Most people dress up like monsters or ghosts, and some people pt scary decorations on there houses. Kids come from door to door in their costumes. And the adults give the kids candy. (Begging for candy? Now that's my kind of holiday!)
I, however, am not dressing up as something scary (I never do). I'm going as piper McLean. She's a book character from the follow-up series of well known, Percy Jackson. The heroes of Olympus. The first book, The Lost Hero, just came out. I've almost finished it. I also convinced Shawn to go as Leo, another mane character in the series. Piper has a power called charmspeaking, which makes people listen to you. So maybe on Halloween, I can get everyone to give me their candy. Who knows? Leo is a sort of fire bender. He can crete fire with his hands. He is also inhumanly good at mechanics. like he can take a few nails and bolts and stuff out of his pocket, absentmindedly, and create a toy helicopter that totally works!
Anyway, I'll have a good Halloween charmspeaking people into giving me all their candy.

Corner View~Holiday Part 1

I'm going to write about the coolest vacation I've ever had. Now, I take a couple or few month vacation every summer with my family. We usually visit friends and family, which is all great, but one time, we went to Europe. I know some of you Corner View folks live in Europe, so your probably like, "Yeah, so? Big deal!" But for us this was awesome.
First we went to Paris. We stayed in a tiny little apartment with little hot water in the shower, next to a roaring city full of traffic....But we hardly noticed any of that stuff 'cause we were having such an awesome time.
Here's all the good things:
1. Our apartment was right next to an ice cream shop
2. Every morning, dad would go out to a pastry shops and get us croissants, baguettes, and sometimes sugary pastries for breakfast.
3. Every day we would go out and see national monuments (such as the Eiffel Tower), or go to parks or just go around the city.
4. Every night we would go out to a restauraunt and eat food that made us think Oh my God! I'm never going to taste something as good as that in my life! But then the next day, the next restaurant would top it. Then we would walk around and get pastries or gelato.
5. We walked a lot which was fun (and also--eh em--balanced out the extra few pounds we were gaining because the food was so good we couldn't get enough of it)

We only stayed in Paris for a little while--5 or so days. But it was one of the most amazing experiences, I ever had.

Throughout the week, I'm going to keep telling you about my trip to Europe (that was only one part) so stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Corner View~Green

I care very much about the earth and I'm very concerned. With so much pollution and cutting down of trees, the earth is very much out of balance. There's global warming and animal hunting. Some animals are on the brink of extinction. There is one type of leopard that there are only 35 left in the world. It's extremely sad.
I sang a song by Michael Jackson called "Earth Song" on YouTube. Here's a link:
I love this earth, and I hope humans can get it together in time.....
But lately, there's been more hope. More people are starting to be aware and do things like recycle and plant trees. My family recycles, composts, reuses glass jars and bags, and does whatever else we can to help the earth. I hope this earth has a good future.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Corner View~Orange

This picture was taken in Paris.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I'm getting my braces off soon!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Corner view~Humor :}

Humor. Such a beautiful thing. ={ "sniff, sniff." Sorry, I get emotional. You will probably understand, that I feel comedy is an art. There's slapstick, deadpan (like Steven Wright), improvisation like Robin Williams, whom Sky loves and posted about on her corner view.

I always use humor. My whole blog is pretty much based on humor.

Here's one of the funniest things I've ever seen from youtube. Now be patent, 'cause it gets funnier.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Corner view~7

Seven--or 7 is a lucky number (and my dad's favorite number).

I will write about my seven favorite things.

7 favorite foods: 1. potatoes, 2. hamburgers and french fries, 3. smores!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, 4. my mom's homemade Indian food, 5. buttered spinach (yes, I know most kids gag at the mere THOUGHT of spinach, but I like it buttered!), 6. Anything with even a drop of sugar in it (preferably 7 pounds of sugar, though), 7. lasagna (you're welcome Garfield).

7 favorite colors: 1. blue (my favorite), 2. green, 3. purple, 4. yellow, 5. sky blue, 6. the next color to be discovered, 7. any color from another dimension!

7 favorite things: 1. Percy Jackson (read my blog post about him), 2. Pokemon (my OBSESSION at the moment), 3. donating to the poor, 4. drawing, 5. reading, 6. Taekwondo (here's a post, but I'm a blue belt now, not a yellow belt), 7. Theater (singing and acting because I want to be an actress/singer)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Corner View~School

Alright, I know most of you folks out there are going to write about how school used to be, and all your old school stories. I'm only 11, so I'm still going to school! So I will write about my school at the moment.

Now, if you follow my blog, you will probably know that I home school. I have an awesome new teacher named Miss Yvonne. She's really nice, and she really lets us have a say in what we work on, how we work, and what kinds of projects we do. I do math on It's really fun! My dad teaches history, and he's great at it. Instead of teaching us about the boring, gory stuff, and making us memorize dates, he teaches us about the spiritual and really interesting stuff like Gandhi, Buddha, and Gurdjief.

I love home-schooling and will probably do it next year as well!

P.S. My mom's taking over corner view for some time while Jane's away!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I just posted another youtube video. It's called "Earth Song" by Michael Jackson. Skylar recorded it for me, and designed the footage in the video. Thanks Sky!!! I hope you guys like it! If you do, rate it up and comment! Bye!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Very Interesting

I'm doing my homework and surprisingly, it's very interesting. If you follow my blog, you probably know that I home school. I have a project on dolphins due Tuesday, and a project on Gurdgieff, due Wednesday. It's Thursday, so I'll probably have to work a bit over the weekend.

Did you know that most dolphin pods include about a dozen individuals, but sometimes pods form together. This is called a super pod, and it can be up to a thousand dolphins!

Also, sometimes dolphins fall in love with other species, including humans.

Anyway, if you want to find out more go research dolphins! And I you don't, good, because I'm boring you guys with my facts now! Bye!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Just Saying Hi

Hey, guys.
I've probably mentioned before that I want to be an actress. Well, guess what? Skylar and I are going to acting camp tomorrow! It's our second time going, but I'm still nervous. It's advanced camp this time, so there might be different kids. It's more fun when you know the people you're working with. Acting camp isn't really like other camps. It only lasts for three days, five hours a day. But you don't sleep there. Anyway, wish me luck! Bye!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Corner View~Me

Sorry I haven't blogged in a little while. Okay, a long while. Anyway, I'm going to start blogging again.
This is going to be sort of a poem about Me, the Corner View topic of the week. (By the way, thank you for finally making a topic about ME, after all these years. I know I deserve it. [that was a joke])
Here goes:


Me is me

Me is sometimes weird.
Me is sometimes silly.
Me is sometimes happy.
Me is sometimes sad.
Me is sometimes lazy.
Me is sometimes mad.
Me is sometimes excited.
Me is sometimes rad.
(I know saying "me is" instead of "I am" is bad grammar, but it's poetic, so deal!)

Audience: "Boo!"

Me: "Fine, fine, fine. I'll stop telling you about myself in poem form."

Me: "Me is some--- Oh yeah sorry, I forgot. Now quit booing."

My name's Annnabel. I'm eleven. I live in the tropics with my mom, my dad, My thirteen-year-old sister Skylar, and my seven-year-old brother Shawn. I want to be an actress and a singer, and I like practicing them both. I really care about global warming and the environment. My family and I recycle and compost and try to do everything we can to help with it.
I love to draw, and I LOVE to read. My favorite song is "Stranger in Moscow" by Michael Jackson.

That's all I have to say for today. Visit Jane's blog for more "me" corner views.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Corner View~Collections

Thanks, Francesca for coming up with this topic! This is going to be so fun to write about!
I have a lot of collections of things. First of all, I collect stones. Here's a picture of them:

I also collect those little things that they put inside pizza boxes. They look like mini three-legged tables, so I call them "pizza tables." Skylar made a sculpture out of some of them. shes probably going to add the rest to the sculpture soon. She used a glue gun. All together I have 23


Also, I don't know if you would call this a collection, but every time I lose a tooth, I leave the tooth fairy a note, asking her to let me keep my tooth, so I have some of my old teeth.

 Visit Jane's blog to see more collections.


Last night we had a party for my dad's 14th CD. My dad played his CD for everyone, and it sounded great! Everybody (including me) loved it. It started at seven, so it wasn't a dinner party. It was a DESERT party! Now, I'm just saying for the record, you should never have a dessert party with unsupervised kids. I think that's the most sugar I've ever had in one sitting! There were wafers, biscotti, mint cookies and pumpkin pie! It was awesome. There's also leftovers, so the next few days will be very chaotic, and us kids will be bouncing off walls! Okay well now I'm going to go write my corner view. Bye!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Corner View~Garden

Gardens are so beautiful. Full of colorful plants full of life. Sunlight shining on the leaves.
My mom is a serious gardener. She grows all kinds of herbs! Mint, rosemary, and a whole bunch of others. She grows all kinds of basil. Especially tulsi. Tulsi is an Indian type of basil. In India, tulsi is considered sacred. It is used for healing. Well, since my mom is constantly out in the garden, she's constantly eating tulsi. One time, she was out there, bending over, talking on the phone, and eating tulsi. Well that was a big mistake. All of a sudden the air was filled with: "Cough, cough, hack, hack!!!"
My mom was choking! She had accidentally leaned the wrong way, and now she was choking on tulsi! Well the rest of the story is not very pretty, because for the next 20 minutes, my mom was coughing up tulsi! I was a little scared. She eventually cleared her lungs, but it was a pretty close call. Well, here's my mom, the tulsi hacking lady's blog.

I'll show you some pretty pictures that my sister, Skylar took of a garden:

Visit Jane's blog for more corner views.

p.s.  Don't worry, my mom allowed me to write this. She has a very good sense of humor.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Corner View~Animals

How did man and animal first start bonding? That's my question.

The thing is, lots of animals have relationships with each other. There are pictures online of things like a giraffe nuzzling a koala, or a cat and dog together (because they're not always enemies), being friends. Our relationship with animals is just like that, because we're creatures too. To animals, we are animals.

That's the good thing about us and animals. The bad thing is this: We use horses for riding, dogs for guarding, cows for milking, and pigs for garbage disposals And how do we pay them back? Sometimes, by killing them for meat (that mostly refers to cows and pigs.)

We put all kinds of animals in zoos, so we can get payed for them to be in a cage. Of course we give back to them here. We provide them food and safety from their predators. But of course, we don't tell the elephants that their cousins are being killed for their tusks. Or the leopards that their cousins are being killed for their skins. We are friends to some animals (like a dog or cat) and enemy to others (like a cockroach). Sometimes some of us are friends to a certain animal, and some of us enemies. (Example: Mice. Some people have them for pets, and others try to kill them with mouse traps.) Sometimes it depends on what country you're in. America feeds ducks, and France kills them for meat. India considers cows sacred, and America kills them for meat.

The world also makes stuffed animals! In this post, you can learn more about mine.

On the internet I found so many beautiful pictures of animals, I just had to show you all of my favorites.

Thank you Joyce, for choosing Daan's and my topic, animals. Happy Corner View! Crawl, hop, swim, fly, prowl, or trot on over to Jane's blog for more corner views.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Corner View~Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! A great day isn't it? It celebrates taking care of our beautiful home, the earth. I'd like to talk about some activities we can do to help heal the earth, right here. Skylar and I made that video with our home school teacher, and entered it in a video contest (we're finalists)!

Anyway, back to Earth Day. It is really sad how much the human race has ruined the earth and I think this Michael Jackson video is a perfect example how. I really hope that we can stop this from getting any worse because humans are just digging themselves deeper and deeper into a hole, and there are living things in that hole, that we're destroying in the process. We need to start taking a break from digging, until we can repair the living things, and until we can repair the earth.

Here's another post I recently wrote about a similar thing.

Visit Jane's blog for more earth day corner views.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Corner View~First Year Anniversary!/Water

Congratulations, corner view! Even though I've only been in it for about a month, I have loved it. Such a wonderful experience! Also, my 13-year-old sister, Skylar, and I are the only kids participating in corner view, and it has been fun. Thank you, Mom for introducing me. Go corner view! Let's scream it! :O

Jane suggested that we share with everyone our favorite corner view post from the past, but I haven't made very many. I decided to take a previous topic that I was not included in: Water.

The other day it rained. I took photos. These are my photo results:

A ball in our rained-in pool.

Rained-on leaves.

Rain spilling out of the rain gutter.

Our whole yard with rain.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mind Science

I didn't do corner view but decided to write this instead.

I was thinking. The world is progressing so fast in technology (which is apparently a good thing.) When you think "future," you think floating houses, and computers doing everything. That seems cool right? Right. But if the world keeps up what they're doing, it's gonna end up a lot different. We'll be advanced in science and everything, but the whole world is going to be falling apart as well. There are two main types of knowledge, scientific and intellectual knowledge, and spiritual knowledge.

If each of those were on a side of a scale representing the human mind at present, intellectual knowledge would be way heavier. And the scale would just be getting less and less balanced, until finally one side of the scale will be so heavy, that the scale would break. It's like that. It's good to absorb knowledge, but most of this world is only absorbing one side of it. If we get too "smart," we'll eventually just destroy ourselves.

You want an example? Wars. If we're constantly getting smarter and making new inventions, we should get it in our "big" brains that wars are horrible and childish. I think we should consider taking a break from exploring the outer galaxy, when we can't even explore our inner selves enough to stop wars and suffering, and to save our own world from things like global warming. I'm not saying it's not good to learn, but like I said, we need to start absorbing the knowledge from the other side of the scale as well, the spiritual side. Please think about what I said, and do your part to save this planet.

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Mini-Golf Center

On Tuesday, I went with my friend, and two of her friends, to a mini-golf center. It did indeed have mini golf, but it also had bungee jumping, rock climbing, and bumper boats (which had a waterfall you could try to push people into)! We had a lot of fun. We all did everything at least once, and afterward, went out to lunch. It was a really fun day!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Corner View~Typical Architecture of Your Town.

I would say these pictures are more from my neighborhood than from my town, but oh well. My neighborhood is part of my town. :)

Our House

 A Neighbor's House Through the Trees

A Rock Wall

A House On a Hill

Our Neighborhood Street

Visit Jane's blog to see other architecture from other towns.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Corner View~Front Door

Okay, well, I hate to break it to everybody, but my front door is really dull. It's not the topic that's dull. I mean, if I lived in France, or Italy, like most of the people who participate in corner view, I bet I would have a really cool front door. You know, maybe I could just describe my dream front door: It would be antique wood, engraved with grape vine designs or something. I don't have a completely vivid image in my mind, but that's pretty much it.

Okay well back to reality. As I was saying, my family's front door is kind of boring, but I'm sure you still want to see a picture. Well, normally I'm a nice person, but today I'm going to make a change in my attitude. And instead of being compassionate, I'll leave you hanging--forever and ever--wondering--what my front door looks like.............

HOWEVER, If I get at least 1000 comments, maybe I'll post a picture of it on another blog entry. :)

Open the door that leads to Jane's blog to see more corner views.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Corner View~Miniature Worlds

Today, I am going to tell you about the miniature world of my stuffed animals. (Pudding and Snowy Jr. are covered by Scruffy in the picture! Sorry guys!)
People say that dolls aren't real, but I think they are. In a kid's world, if they love a stuffed animal or doll a lot, it sort of becomes real. Right now, I'm reading my favorite book series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians to my dolls. Well, actually I can't start over every time I get a new doll, can I? So I'm kind of reading it to one doll in particular. I'm obsessed with him. His name is Angus and he's an adorable Webkinz beaver.
My first stuffed animal was named Spot. I got him the day I was born from my grandparents. He was a soft, chubby (but cute) teddy bear. I slept with him every night from when I was a baby. I called him "Pot" since I couldn't pronounces my "s" sound. I used to love him so much when I was four and five, that I took him everywhere, including kindergarten field trips. Well, that was a big mistake. One day I lost him on the bus going to the field trip. We tried to find him. My mom called the bus people several times, but no luck. It was one of the saddest days of my life. Just thinking about it makes me sad. You don't realize how important things are to you until they're really gone. Well, one day we saw the same exact doll in a store. My mom, of course, bought him for me. I named him Spot as well, and cut holes in his fabric so he looked like the old Spot. (That was dumb.) He is in the top picture, in the center, a white bear with pink overalls.

Go to this post on my Mom's blog to see a picture of me when I was about three, holding the original Spot. (He is the doll on the bottom.)

To see less tear jerking miniature worlds, go to Jane's blog.

Friday, March 5, 2010


Teeth. What are they? For kids, they are money earning devices (The tooth fairy). For adults, they are another bone to learn about.

I'm guessing you're wondering why I'm writing about teeth? Well, if you've been following my blog, you'll know that I have braces. And a loose tooth hurts with braces. I had a loose tooth last night, and it was hurting, so I asked my mom to pull it out. The thing was, it would have been ready, but the wire was blocking, so it could only be loose on one side. Anyway, my mom had to pull it out with pliers (she was very careful) and I put it under my pillow. It hadn't been loose for very long, and it was on such short notice for the tooth fairy that there was nothing under my pillow when I first woke up this morning. But my dad says that the tooth fairy had to go to the bank 'cause she's gonna give me a lot of money. Well, later in the day, I got two bucks! Maybe I'd post some pictures of my tooth (I wrote the tooth fairy a note, asking if I could keep it), or a picture of my new smile, but I have to do my homework. Bye!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Corner View~Coffee Companion

People, I'm a kid. I don't drink coffee, and no offense to all you coffee fans out there, but I've smelled it and from that experience, I don't think I'll ever want to have a coffee companion.

However, I do find myself wanting to go to Starbucks. I do like chai. Sometimes my mom gets it and gives us a few sips. (When it has caffeine, it makes us wild.) What I like most about Starbucks though, is the pastries. They have cinnamon rolls, and blueberry muffins, sometimes they even have donuts. But my favorite pastry that I've ever tasted was a vanilla eclair from Paris, France. (Don't give me credit for the pic. I found it on Google images.)

Okay, well sorry this post wasn't much about coffee. You know what. Just to humor you all, I'm going to put a photo of coffee on here from Google images.

P.S. Visit Jane's blog for more coffee companion posts that will probably be more about coffee than pastries.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


I was taking some pictures of nature outside and these are the results of my favorite one's. I Hope you like them.