Thursday, February 11, 2010


meh: generally used when upset and or frustrated. May also be used as the sound of a goat. Word to express displeasure.

Used in a sentence: MEHH, my Myspace isn't working again!

Meh is a fantastic word, catch phrase, noise. Call it whatever you want, but the word "Meh" has become a universally used term. Ok, well maybe not universal, but I will admit to using it atleast five times a day. Maybe this means I am displeased with life a lot, or that I complain a lot. But I personally think it is the way I feel when I say it, it's quite empowering, I can't even explain it.

So technically, we don't even have to blog this week. It's quite weird because usually I think of blogging as an obligation, a chore that I generally put off until Sunday night but I guess when you don't have to do something, it makes you want to do it even more.

Urban dictionary is entertaining.

"Sour Patch kids came from Canada"


Urban dictionary makes me laugh really really hard:)

i think i have a slight obsession, well no not really slight with


Once upon a time there was a beautiful fairy princess named Pasheba. She had gills and lived underwater. As beautiful as she was she had a very deep and dark secret. She was an ogre. Like Fiona, from Shrek she was the ugliest creature ever when the sun went down. One day when she was galloping through a field she collided into a beautiful goat named Shaneba.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Lady Gaga

For those of you who think Lady Gaga has no talent:) This video speaks for itself.

Monday, February 1, 2010


India has a rich culture and history that began thousands of years ago and flourished as a prosperous country with a successful economy and vibrant culture. The known history of Indian began with the Indus Valley civilization which spread and flourished in the Northern part of India from 3300 to 1300 BCE. India progressed as an empire over six periods, the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Vedic Period, Maurya period, Golden Age, and Classical Age. Over time, India conquered new territories and became a strong empire with very affluent traditions and customs.
Two of the main factors of Indian culture are economy and agriculture. The Indian economy is mainly comprised of encompasses traditional village farming, modern agriculture, handicrafts, a wide range of modern industries, and a multitude of services. Services are the major component of economy in India, accounting for one third of the labor force and more than half of its output. Agriculture is more popular having one half of the labor force participating in these types of labor. The economy has posted an average growth rate of more than 7% in the decade since 1997, reducing poverty by about 10 percentage points. India achieved 8.5% GDP growth in 2006, 9.0% in 2007, and 7.3% in 2008, significantly expanding manufactures through late 2008. India also is capitalizing on its large numbers of well-educated people skilled in the English language to become a major exporter of software services and software workers. Strong growth combined with easy consumer credit, a real estate boom, and fast-rising commodity prices fueled inflation concerns from mid-2006 to August 2008. Rising tax revenues from better tax administration and economic expansion helped New Delhi make progress in reducing its fiscal deficit for three straight years before skyrocketing global commodity prices more than doubled the cost of government energy and fertilizer subsidies.
Diversity can be found in Indian food. Traveling through the country you can find varieties of food in different regions. For example, North Indian cuisine contains a lot of dairy and gravy based products, while South Indian Cuisine puts a strong emphasis on rice and coconuts. East Indian Cuisine is famous for its dessert, while West Indian Cuisine is famous for its fish and sea food, because it is in proximity to the coast. Spices are also an important part of Indian cuisine. Correct use and blending of the aromatic spices is crucial to the proper preparation of Indian cuisine. Even oil is an important part of cooking, whether it's mustard oil in the north or coconut oil in the south, each section of the country has its preference. Vegetables also vary in different regions, according to the season.
Hinduism is the dominant religion in India, with Jainism, Islam, Buddhism, and Sikhism as the smaller religions. Hinduism is polytheistic with many different gods and myths. Most of the myths and stories about these gods have to deal with a bad event occurring on the earth, and a god saving people or solving problems. Foe example there are ten avatars, in Hinduism that were all put on Earth by God Vishnu. These avatars were put on the earth when times were dreadful and they helped to make things better. The “main god” in Hinduism is Bramha, but there are many other gods including Shiva, Vishnu, Krishna, and Ganesh. Different people and families may choose one God that they favor, and pray to and worship that god. On the other hand, Islam is monotheistic, and it is believed that Allah is the main God, and Muhammed is his prophet. There are five pillars in Islam and they are Shahada (Profession of Faith), Salat (Prayers), Zakat (Giving of Alms), Sawm (Fasting during Ramadan) and Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca). Islam is not as popular in India, and is mostly practiced in the Middle East.
There are many different holidays celebrated in India. One of these holidays is Diwali, also known as Deepawali, or the festival of lights. One of the main customs is to light small candles called Diyas. Firecrackers are burst and sweets are shared with family and friends. Diwali is a holiday, like many other Indian holidays, that lasts for many days and usually takes place around the end of October to the beginning of November. Holi is celebrated in March, and it is a very enjoyable holiday. Children run to the streets and parks and throw Kum Kum (colorful powder) at one another. Holi marks the end of winter, and the beginning of spring, and it is a very exciting holiday for all. Dusserah and Durga Puja are religious holidays that are especially popular in Bengal and Bangladesh. It takes place in the months of September and October. The final holiday is Independence Day; the day India gained its independence from Britain. On August 15th, every year, Indians hoist their national flag and show their spirit by flying kites that symbolize freedom.
Indian architecture is some of the most interesting and beautiful architecture. Indian architecture began in the Harappan civilization, which flourished during the Bronze Age. Extensive excavation work that has been done since Independence has so far identified more than 100 sites belonging to this civilization. A few prominent among them are Dholavira (Gujarat), Kalibangan (Rajasthan), Lothal (Gujarat), Sarkotada (Gujarat), Diamabad (Maharashtra), Alamgirpur (U.P.), Bhagwanpura (Haryana), Banawali (Haryana), Kuntasi, Padri (Gujarat) and Mauda (Jammu).


“Night” has inspired me to help prevent another tragedy like the Holocaust from happening again. The message it gave me was that we learn from our past, we learn from the mistakes we make and hopefully we correct them. “To remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin”, you said. What really upsets me about the holocaust is that no one helped sooner. All over the world people knew about what was happening in Europe and they didn’t have the strength or power to help. This calamity could have easily been avoided if a group of people had the power to stand up to the Nazis. Your book made me realize that if someone is getting made fun of, that you should not just stand there and watch it happen, but do something, because the situation could get worse.
Another lesson this book taught me is to always be happy with what you have because there are people around the world that are suffering every day. When the people in the concentration camp are willing to kill their family just for a piece of bread, I thought of how I take everyday things like food and water for granted. To me it almost seemed unreal that people would be willing to turn against the people they love just to survive. Whenever I start to feel sorry for myself I think of your book and how these people who had lost everything still had faith and hope that they would survive.
A survivor of the Holocaust came in and talked about her story, and the way she depicted it was unreal. It was unbelievable that the Nazis could be so cruel to innocent people just because they are different. The Nazis didn’t like the Jewish because they practiced a different religion. The Nazis thought that being different was an appalling thing and for this reason they wanted to eliminate them. From your book, I have learned that if we do discriminate against people, they will be hurt. If we do it to a certain group of people long enough it might create another holocaust. The Holocaust reminded me of the Civil Rights Movements in the 60’s. People discriminated against African Americans because they looked different. They put innocent people in jail and killed people because of their color. The worst thing is that history did repeat itself, because even today we still discriminate against people that don’t look like us.
“Night” was one of the greatest books I have ever read. I really enjoyed it because I could relate it to the world and even to myself. It taught me about the Holocaust and made me realize how fortunate we are that we did not have to go through something like that. It made me realize that we shouldn’t discriminate in people and that we should always believe in god, no matter how agonizing our lives may be. After reading this book my views of the world changed. The story will always remain in my mind and in my heart.


Twilight is the thrilling tale of Bella Swan, who moves to gloomy Forks, but finds that like there is anything but ordinary. She meets Edward, the mysterious, an unbelievably attractive outcast at her school and is immediately enticed by him. With his gorgeous butterscotch colored eyes, dazzling crooked smile, and charming personality, he is comparable to a Greek god. She discovers that she has Biology with him and they end up sitting together. But Edward asks as though he is completely disgusted with her, and completely ignores her. Bella wonders what she is doing wrong, and why Edward won’t acknowledge her. Until one day, a car almost hits Bella, and Edward standing across the parking lot, somehow he manages to save her. She is thoroughly curious, because Edward managed to get across the parking lot, in less than a second. She confronts him about this, but he lies and says he was actually with her the whole time. After this incident, Bella and Edward become friends and actually end up liking one another. But strange occurrences like the car accident occur more often and Bella eventually realizes there is something odd about Edward and her suspicions are confirmed when her friend Jacob tells her that the Cullens are vampires. Shocked at first, Bella conducts some research on this and realizes it is impossible. She confronts Edward about this, and he drops some hints that it is true, and he advises her not to talk to him, because he is dangerous. But Bella refuses. She says she is already in too deep and cannot just leave. Edward does not scare her at all, and she is infatuated with him. She could not imagine life without him and soon their relationship starts to grow and deepen. They get to know one another better and fall madly in love with each other. But problems arise when the “bad vampires” realize that Bella is close to the Cullen family. The “bad vampires” are the vampires that drink human blood, and the “good vampires” are the vampires that only drink the blood of animals. James, Laurent, and Victoria, the bad vampires, cannot resist Bella’s scent and want to kill her. The chase begins and Edward does everything he can to protect Bella, his one and only true love. This story is filled with romance, excitement, and adventure and keeps readers on their toes, dying to know what’s in store for Bella and Edward.

The Twilight series has captured the attention and love of millions. Stephenie Meyer writes with such vivid details, you feel as though you are there with Bella. You feel what she feels, see what she see’s, and hear what she says. I greatly enjoy the books for this reason. Everything is so detailed and thorough; there is not a single dull moment. Another reason I am enthralled by the series is because of Edward. He is intelligent, attractive, dazzling, kind, and portrayed as the perfect guy. I’ll admit he is one of the reasons I am in love with this series, and I am definitely not the only one. With all sorts of fan clubs to Edward Cullen, it feels as though he is a real person and not a fictional character. From his dazzling crooked smile, to irresistible personality, to his devotion for Bella, he is flawless, at first glance. But as you read the book, you discover that he does have one major flaw that puts this story apart from all other sappy love stories. He is a vampire, who may loose control at any time and harm a human. This is a huge factor in Edward and Bella’s relationship. At any moment, he could snap and hurt her. But as their love grows, Edward realizes he could never hurt Bella, even if he wanted to, because he loves her so much. One thing I did not enjoy about the book is the fact that it is told from Bella’s point of view. I felt it was limited in first person, and would have enjoyed the book better in third person. I really wanted to know what Edward was thinking when he first met Bella. I would also want to know what the “bad vampires” thought of Bella. Another thing I disliked about this book is I felt as though you cannot read it again. Once you have already read it, rereading becomes boring because you already know what will happen. However, with a book like Harry Potter, I could reread that book a hundred times and discover something new about the characters or plot every single time.
Twilight has become so popular, that a movie recently came out. Although I enjoyed the movie and sincerely liked it, I did not feel like it did a good job of portraying Edward. I think one of the reasons everyone loves Edward so much, is because they all picture him differently. Some people picture him as a blonde heartthrob, while some may picture him as a dark and mysterious brunette. It all depends on what you like the best, and that is another reason why I really fond of the book. You were free to make your own interpretations of the characters, and form different opinions on them. Stephenie Meyer provided a lot of detail about the character, but just the right amount, so that you could still create your own picture of them.
Overall, Twilight was an excellent book that I could not put down when I was reading it. Every second is filled with details, adventure, and romance, and this is one of my favorite series of books.