Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Post 110-Merry Christmas

Today is Christmas and many kids will be waking up to getting presents and candy from "Santa". But for millions of kids there is no Santa.There is no presents,no Christmas tree,or no Christmas  Not just no Christmas on the day but no Christmas the whole year.Many children all around the world don't have clean water,a roof over there head,or food to eat.Many parents are just barely getting by to pay the bills(most already probably in debt). And so these kids all around the world will not get a present today or tomorrow  But just because these kids don't get a present today doesn't mean you can't still give them a present.You can give them a present any day of the year. Wither its giving to a world organization or to a local organization. Wither you give food to a homeless person or dropping a toy into the next years toys for tots bin,you will give an less fortunate child a toy and give them a smile on their face that's priceless. So today Merry Christmas! And remember to be very thankful for what you have.Today my quotes will be about Christmas!

"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store." -Dr. Seuss 

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."-Calvin Coolidge 

"Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas."-Dale Evans 

Organizations where you can give:

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Post 109-Happy Birthday Beethoven!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday Beethoven!!!!!!! I really don't know how to write about the greatest composer of all time...So I'm just going to say I LOVE YOU!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ludwig Van Beethoven!!!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Post 108-Happy Hanukkah!!!

I don't celebrate Hanukkah but I respect it a lot.Hanukkah to me represents faith and hope.Which are very important to have in life and I always desire and try to have those two concepts in life.So today I say Happy Hanukkah!!!! 

“Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame. Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart.”  –Hannah Senesh

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Post 107-Happy Birthday Trisha Brown

        Today is Trisha Browns birthday.I love Trisha Brown in so many ways even though I just learned who she is thanks to Google! Trisha Brown was born on November 25th,1936 in Aberdeen, Washington. She went to Mills College and studied dance,earning her B.A. degree.She also later earned her D.F.A from Bates College.After studying with several dancers and artists such as,Twyla Tharp, Lucinda Childs, and David Gordon she in 1970 formed the Trisha Brown Dance Company.Her company became one of the most leading Contemporary dance ensembles in New York.

Walking on the Wall piece

Accumulation piece

Her early choreography was very different from anyone else in the 70s and it was also GENIUS!  She created dances included having equipment such as an harness or rope.She made choreography that went above and beyond the theory of gravity.A couple of her pieces were Walking on the Wall (1971), Roof Piece (1971), and Accumulation (1971). All these pieces were meant to be done out in public in certain places.My favorite out of the three is Roof piece which is done with twelve people,taking place on twelve different rooftops in Soho,New York.Each dancer transmits moves onto the dancer on the nearest roof. Since the 1970s she has been credited for making and putting on stage more than 30 pieces and has also been recognized by the governor of France,many museums,and art committees.In 2000 she was inducted into the National Museum of Dance's Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2002 as well as many other things.

  Today I am very thankful for Trisha.She has inspired me like no other. She has inspired me to dance with my movements and to just let it out and I thank her for that. I also thank God and her parents for her birth because if she hadn't been born me and many others would have never been inspired. Today I celebrate her birthday and hope she lives to inspire many others for many more years! Happy Birthday Trisha Brown!!!

 "Do my movement and my thinking have an intimate connection? First of all, I don’t think my body doesn’t think."-Trisha Brown

Friday, November 16, 2012

Post 106-Happy Birthday Mom!!!!!!

My Moms birthday is today!!!!! Shes 31!!!(we'll just say that's the age.... ;) ) So today I want my blog to be about her! My mom is amazing. She has always been there for me and my siblings. As a single parent with twins(Sarah and I),A boy(11,Nate,my step-brother),And a little girl(8,Alexandra,my step-sister and a handful!) she has raised us well! She has kept food in our tummies,a roof over our head,and clothes on our bodies as well has giving us things we want...not everything...but almost, I applaud her for that!!!! For making sure we kept our grades up and trying to get to know who our teachers at least were(kinda hard to do with twins in 8th grade-both of us have totally separate teachers-with a middle schooler and one still in elementary.) I thank her and feel grateful for that,even if she often can't remember their names. The support she gives us with everything we do in school and in life is amazing. I thank her most for her support with my sister and I as we have done band since sixth grade and she has supported me very much the last two years with my decision to try out for all-district band.And I made it last year and plan to audition this year! For the endless Christmas concerts,gallons of milk and boxes of Ritz, for the dramatic stomps up the stairs and for the roof over my head today I say I love you mommy and I will always love You!!!!! And last but not least....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Post 105-Happy Birthday Rita Hayworth

Today is the amazing Rita Hayworths birthday! Margarita Carmen Cansino was born in Brooklyn,New York on October 17th,1918.She was from a very musical Spanish family.Her Dad,Uncle,and Grandfather were all dancers and her Mom loved to act.As soon as she could walk she was given lessons by her uncle.She attended dance classes for years.In 1927 her family moved to Hollywood and her father( Eduardo Cansino, Sr) started a dance studio,her father thinking that they could have more of an opportunity in Hollywood.When the great depression hit they lost all their investments and dancing classes waned. Her and her father ended up having to partner up and go to work.As Rita was too young to work in nightclubs and bars by California Law, They had to go across the border to Mexico to work.Due to her work Rita never finished High School,only going to the ninth grade.In 1935 she was seen by Winfield Sheehan while performing in a nightclub and arranged for her to do a screen-test with Fox Film Corporation.Sheehan signed her for a short term,six-month contract with fox under the name of Rita Cansino.From there on she went on to be in 61 films in over 37 years.Out of 61 my two favorite being You'll Never Get Rich and Cover Girl.She is a very inspiring dancer and actress and I love her.She appeared in Life magazine and worked with people such as Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.She lived to be 68,dieing on May 14,1987 but her love,passion,and dancing will live on forever.She inspires me to work hard for what I want,not to give up,and that you should always give love to those who need it.Today in honor of her birthday my quotes will be from her.

"All I wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved."-Rita Hayworth

"Every man I knew went to bed with Gilda... and woke up with me. "-Rita Hayworth

"We are all tied to our destiny and there is no way we can liberate ourselves. "-Rita Hayworth
"Increasingly, stars are recruited from the ranks of professional models, with the result that today's starlets are better dressed and better groomed than ever before, though it is doubtful if they are better actresses." -Rita Hayworth 
Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire

Friday, October 12, 2012

Post 104- Happy Birthday Josh Hutcherson!

Today is Josh Hutchersons birthday! Joshua Ryan Hutcherson was born on October 12,1992 in Union,Kentucky. He has wanted to be an actor since he was 4.He started auditioning when he was nine and moved to California because of the limited opportunities in Union.The first movie he was in was American Splendor as robin.He wasn't really known until his performances in Polar Express,Little Manhattan, and Bridge To Terabithia.In 2008 he was in Journey To The Center of The Earth and his latest -and to some - greatest movie that he's in is The Hunger Games.I Personally thought he did a fantastic job playing Peeta, which from reading the books seems like a very hard role to play.My two favorites roles that he's acted is the role as Laser in the movie The Kids Are All Right and as Jesse Aarons in the movie Bridge To Terabithia. I love Josh not just because he's cute but because he's a fantastic actor and that's not an opinion ,that's a fact.He holds himself up high and is a very good out in public unlike some other singers and actors( "cough"*Justin Bieber*). I am very inspired with his acting.How deep he can be.How he can pull you in.In the Hunger Games books it repeatedly talks about  the way Peeta talks and the way he looks at you, that you could believe anything that came out of his mouth.That he could say something so weak and make sound so powerful.And I think Josh Hutcherson has the same gift.I am inspired by how pose he is and his acting and someday hope to be able to touch people with words without knowing.Today to celebrate his 20th birthday my quotes will be from him.

"As an actor, you imagine every single day on set. So, as we already use our imaginations every day anyway, we just have to stretch it out just a little bit farther and imagine that, not only are we different people, but we're in an entirely different world. Sure, it can be hard sometimes, but you just have to use your imagination and rely upon everyone else to give you the right tools you need to make it seem real."-Josh Hutcherson

"I never really read a character before that I connected with more than Peeta. So, for me, if I couldn't get that job I was like, 'Well, if I can't play practically myself in a movie, what can I play?" -Josh Hutcherson


Monday, October 8, 2012

Post 103-Happy Birthday CeCe Winan

 Priscilla "CeCe" Marie Winans was born on October 8,1964 in Detroit, Michigan.She started her career in 1995 with her debut album  Alone in His Presence.She has made ten albums.She has won 8 Grammys and 20 Dove Awards.She is such a successful gospel singer but all these awards and achievements isn't what I'm inspired by.What I'm inspired by is her passion and soul in music.I think she is one of the best gospel singers ever,not only because she has a great voice but also because she is so passionate and has so much soul when she sings.She puts the truth into what she sings and  is not just like some singers who "just sing".She does more than "just singing", she inspires.So today to celebrate her birthday my quotes will be from her.

[About wanting the children available to travel with her]: "These are the years that I need watch them the most. They're going through little adolescent changes; they're growing up, and it's real important I'm not away from them for long periods of time. Sometimes I want to make them go with me whether they want to or not. Home-schooling has allowed me to do that."-CeCe Winans

[About Whitney Houston, who's her best friend]: "We're like sisters. We laugh forever, have a good time."-CeCe Winans

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Post 102-Happy birthday Truman Capote

Today is Truman Capote's birthday. I LOVE Truman Capote.He is one of the best authors ever in my opinion and I'm excited to do my blog on him. Truman Streckfus Persons was born on September 30th,1924 in New Orleans,Louisiana.His parents divorced when he was four and he moved to Monroe,Alabama to live with some of his Moms relatives.He lived there for about five years.His neighbor and friend while growing up there was author Harper Lee who later wrote the 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird,with the character Dill being based on Capote.In 1933 he moved to New York to live with his Mom and her second Husband,Joseph Capote.Truman was adopted by his step-father and given the name Truman Capote.He grew up the rest of his childhood in Greenwich,Connecticut. He attended Trinity School and Greenwich high school for is education.It is said that Capote found his talent at age 11 and that he always carried a notepad and dictionary around with him as a kid.He had a very sad and lonely childhood and was said that he was always known as the "different one". And His first novel Other Voices,Other Rooms(LOVE THIS TITLE) explains that. I love this story and I haven't even read it yet(looking at summary's of this book online). This story is based on his childhood and what it felt like growing up and realizing his identity as being Homosexual .He described the book as "a poetic explosion in highly suppressed emotion." It was published in 1948.He then took a break after that and went into stage and screen.Then in 1958 Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories was published.My favorite movie was based on this novel and I LOVE this book. I thank him SO MUCH for his creation. Because without him my favorite movie wouldn't have existed and I wouldn't be the person my am today. I am speechless when it comes to describing how much I love this book and just how it came to be. All I can say is Thank you. His final book was In Cold Blood which was on the unexplained murder of the Clutter family in rural Holcomb, Kansas.It took him four years to research and write the book.He became well acquainted with lots of the towns residents and everyone that was involved in the investigation.It is also said that he even knew the murders and went to go see them often.The book was published in 1966.Truman Capote died on August 24th,1984 in Los Angeles,California.But His work will live on forever.He has inspired me so much.He has inspired me to write more often,to write about things that are different and out there.And he has inspired me not to hold back.Thank you Truman Capote.I Love You! Today my quotes will be from him.

  "a poetic explosion in highly suppressed emotion."-Truman Capote

 "A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet. "-Truman Capote

"Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act."-Truman Capote

"I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true."-Truman Capote

  "Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor."-Truman Capote

 "Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it."-Truman Capote

 "No one will ever know what 'In Cold Blood' took out of me. It scraped me right down to the marrow of my bones. It nearly killed me. I think, in a way, it did kill me.Truman Capote

 "Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life." Truman Capote

"Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe." -Truman Capote

 "Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go." -Truman Capote

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Post 101-Happy Birthday Mickey Rooney!

Today is Mickey Rooney's birthday!!! I've been waiting for his birthday to come for a while now I'm so excited that's it finally come!!! I love Mickey Rooney and to do my blog on such an awesome person is an honor! Mickey Rooney was born on September 23,1920 in Brooklyn, New York. From the time he was born he was a  performer. Both his parents were in vaudeville and he did his first performance when he was just 17 months old.He started his career in a small short film series playing "Mickey McGuire" in 1927. He did this series from 1927 to 1936.He then in 1937 got the role of Andy Hardy in the movie A Family Affair.(That was the first movie he and Judy Garland worked together in.Judy Garland and him ended up being best friends for the rest of their childhood and life until she died.)It was a big hit and the producers  ended up making a sequel to the movie. Mickey Rooney was also in several other movies through his teenage years and by the time it was the 1940s he was well. known. He also got a special Juvenile Academy Award in 1939 for his work.He joined the military during World War 2.Serving from 1944 until shortly after the war ended.He helped entertain the troops and was a radio personality during the war and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for entertaining troops in combat zones.After the war and throughout the rest of his career he was in several movies and television shows.Some of the movies I love him in -obviously my favorite movie of all time-Breakfast At Tiffanys as Mr.Yunioshi, National Velvet(The first movie I ever saw with him in it),The Fox and The Hound,and It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.He has had one of the longest careers of any actor starting from 1922 to present(his latest film being The Muppets) and has won 10 awards.He had seven different wives before finding the love of his life in 1978.He has nine children and nineteen grandchildren. This day has also been a kinda painful for him because his second born son died on his birthday in 2006. He has always loved his family and his career and has moved on.I LOVE Mickey Rooney and his personality.He has always inspired me to just be myself and to never stop doing what you love.Today to celebrate his 92nd birthday my quotes will be from him!

Him as Mickey McGuire with his her dyed black

"I was a 14-year-old boy for 30 years."-Mickey Rooney

"There may be a little snow on the mountain, but there's a lot of fire in the furnace."-Mickey Rooney

"Judy and I were so close we could've come from the same womb. We weren't like brothers or sisters but there was no love affair there; there was more than a love affair. It's very, very difficult to explain the depths of our love for each other. It was so special. It was a forever love. Judy, as we speak, has not passed away. She's always with me in every heartbeat of my body."Mickey Rooney(referring to Judy Garland and her death)

"You always pass failure on your way to success. "-Mickey Rooney 

"When I say I do, the justice of the peace replies, 'I know, I know...' "-Mickey Rooney

"Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted the whole day."-Mickey Rooney 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Post 100-YAY!!!! Fall IS HERE!!!!!!!

Today is the first day of fall!!  am so excited.Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons of the year.Not because of Halloween or Thanksgiving- 
although those are good too-but because of the weather.I love the cold autumn air.The leaves falling from trees swiftly to the ground.The wind blowing and in the city with the cars honking and noise all around you but yet it some how still feels peaceful.I also love the fashion you get to wear.Those fall colors and awesome cute cut boots.The sweater and pea coats.All the purples,oranges,and reds you can imagine.I love fall and so excited its finally here.Now I'm just waiting for snow! Today to celebrate fall and its beautiful coat my quotes will be about fall.

“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple...” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” ― Nora Ephron

“Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile.” ― William Cullen Bryant

“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn--that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness--that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.” ― Jane Austen, Persuasion

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ― George Eliot

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” ― Lauren DeStefano, Wither