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

Friday, September 21, 2012

Post 99-International Day of Peace

Today is a day that is very close to my heart.A day when people should gather and for once not fight with each another but have peace.Today is International Day of Peace. International Day of Peace started in 1982 on Tuesday 21 September.This day is dedicated to Peace and to the absence of war and violence. It was made to bring Peace to the earth for one day.It was made to bring Global Ceasefire and non-violence and to not only have it for one day but try to spread it through the world for years to come.We're humans and we are going to have conflicts.But we should solve our conflicts in a non-violent way.And that's what this day wants to emphasis.That ewe should live in peace not have to kill one another because of something so petty.  I will be loyal to a country, but when you have to send your own people to get killed , especially when they are forced to go,that's when the line draws for me.Just going on Wikipedia and seeing the 50 page long Wikipedia article about the Military History of the United States compared to the Wikipedia article that's five pages long on the Military History of Switzerland is pathetically sad.I think this amazing day is not only to bring peace to a whole world but especially to America.Today in honor of international Day of Peace my quotes will be about bringing non-violence and Peace into a world that is filled with hate.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."- Jimi Hendrix

"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "-John Lennon 

"God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing." -C. S. Lewis 

"A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe. "-Wayne Dyer 

"Peace begins with a smile. "-Mother Teresa 

"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves."-Dalai Lama 

"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." -Buddha 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Post 98-Happy Birthday Grandpa!!!!

Today is my Grandpa Normans Birthday! I love my Grandpa Norman very much and it is sad but amazing to know that today is his 80th birthday! My Grandpa was born on September 13th,1932 and is my Moms dad.He was a Colorado Square Dance caller for more than 20 years.He also was an electrician and fixed  stuff on a regular bases.He when born had a tremor in his right hand at the time everyone wrote with there right so whenever he wrote it was a little sloppy, but that didn't stop him from becoming a writer.He is also a poet and has recently published a book with is art work.I am very inspired by is poetry and his wisdom! I love my Grandpa and I think he is so inspiring in his poetry! Love you Grandpa and Happy 80th Birthday!!!!  

My Mom in his hands!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Post 97-Patriot Day

Today is Patriot Day or known as the anniversary of the tragic attack, 9/11. This Tragedy occured on September 11th,2001 in New York City and Arlington,Virginia.19 hijackers hijacked four passenger planes.Planing to intentionally fly the planes into four buildings,The Two World Trade Center towers,The Pentagon,and The United States Capital Building.Both of the World Trade centers were hit and collapsed,The Pentagon was also hit,and the Capital was not hit the plane instead crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.More than 3,000 people were killed but America and every single person in America was effected in some form or way.Thousands gave up there life for us by going into the army,military,navy,and Air Force to protect us.Thousands of people lost there loved ones,sons,daughter,best friends,mom,dads,husbands,and wives.Thousands decided to pray for those who were killed and for those who were hurt.And for once in the new century strangers helped strangers.One American helped another not because they would get any benefits but because they just wanted to help.America was changed in way that can never be reversed.Today is a day to reconize all those killed,wounded,hurt,or sick(from the debrie) from the 9/11 terrorists attack.It is also to honor all the people that helped put America back together,the firefighters that died,people of New York,all the churchs and donations,and every single person to help.New York City is currently rebuilding the World Trade Centers.The first one is under Construction,and they are planning to make 4 more.9/11 will always be remembered as a horrible terrorists attack but will also be remembered as an event to change the hearts of millions.

"The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the principles of political, economic and religious freedom, the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom."-Rudolph W. Giuliani
Somebody holding up a picture of their loved one as the flag is being folded.

“History dressed up in the glow of love’s kiss turned grief into beauty.” ― Aberjhani

“Well I won't back down
No I won't back down
You can stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won't back down”- Tom Petty

“September 11… I will never forget feeling scared and vulnerable… I will never forget feeling the deep sad loss of so many lives… I will never forget the smell of the smoke that reached across the water and delivered a deep feeling of doom into my gut… I will never forget feeling the boosted sense of unity and pride… I will never forget seeing the courageous actions of so many men and women… I will never forget seeing people of all backgrounds working together in community… I will never forget seeing what hate can destroy… I will never forget seeing what love can heal…” 

― Steve Maraboli

“My brother was on his way

to a dental appointment
when the second plane hit
four stories below the office
where he worked. He’s never
said anything about the guy
who took football bets, how
he liked to watch his secretary
walk, the friends he ate lunch with,
all the funerals. Maybe, shamed
by his luck, he keeps quiet,
afraid someone might guess
how good he feels, breathing.” 

― Tony Gloeggler

At the Memorial in D.C.

“Listen. Outside this frame I can see light,
heavy as pardon, reliable as granite.
Help me. Help me drag it into the picture.” 

― Jeanne Murray Walker

“The same pictures over and over.

Planes going into buildings.
Bodies falling.
People waving shirts out of high windows.
Planes going into buildings.
Bodies falling.
Planes going into buildings.
People covered in gray dust.
Bodies falling.
Buildings falling.
Planes going into buildings.
Planes going into buildings.
Buildings falling.
People waving shirts out of high windows.
Bodies falling.
Planes going into buildings.
Planes going into buildings.
Bodies falling.
Planes going into buildings.
Buildings falling.
Planes going into buildings.
Planes going into buildings.
Planes going into buildings.
Bodies falling.
People waving shirts out of high windows.
Planes going into buildings.
Bodies falling.
Buildings falling.
Planes going into buildings.
Planes going into buildings.” 
― Jonathan Safran Foer, (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)

"All heads are bowed in silence
To remember her last sentence, she answered him
Knowing what would happen
Her last words still hanging in the air, in the air"-Lacey 

Nicole Sturm

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Post 96-Happy Birthday Otis Redding!!!

Today is Otis Reddings birthday! He is one of the most influential people in R&B and Soul Music.He was born on September 9,1941 in Dawson, Georgia.He at a very young age played instruments and sang in the choir at his church.He started getting into bands at age 15, getting small gigs and then at age 19 he released his first single.He in 1962 was signed to Stax studios and let out one of his most memorable songs,These Arms of Mine.Some of his other memorable songs is his cover of Try A Little Tenderness,Sweet Soul Music,and (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay. Throughout his career he performed with a lot of different R&B Bands and other amazing people.It was huge shock when he died on December 10th,1967 in an plane crash.When he died it just three days after recording his album ,The Dock of the Bay and it was the first posthumous album to reach the top spot on the UK Albums Chart.He shaped R&B so much and has taken part in making what R&B is today.I love him.I think he is an amazing person and inspires me in his music and style of choice in R&B.He was so soul and was so real.Today my quotes will be from him in honor of his music and life.Happy Birthday Otis!!

"Take my hand, don't be afraid. I'm wanna prove every word I say."-Otis Redding

"Action speaks louder than words and I'm a man of great experience. I know you got another man but I can love you better than him."-Otis Redding