Tuesday, March 17

Nice.

Here is the deal: The first five people to comment on this post will get something made by me.
My choice.
For you.
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- It'll be done this year.
4- You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a story. It may be photography, I may sew or paint something. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
5- I reserve the right to do something extremely creative.

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re-post this on your own blog and offer the same deal to 5 of your own lucky blog readers. So, the first 5 people to leave a comment telling me they are in, win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it.

Thanks for the great idea Katie!

Tuesday, February 17

Remember that promise?

Remember that promise that Barack Obama made? The one about ending the war? I fail to see how this helps.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama has approved a significant troop increase for Afghanistan, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.

President Obama says al Qaeda threatens American from the Afghan-Pakistani border.

President Obama says al Qaeda threatens American from the Afghan-Pakistani border.

The new troop deployment is expected to include 8,000 Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, as well as 4,000 additional Army troops from Fort Lewis, Washington.

"This increase is necessary to stabilize a deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, which has not received the strategic attention, direction and resources it urgently requires," Obama said in a written statement.

"The Taliban is resurgent in Afghanistan, and al Qaeda supports the insurgency and threatens America from its safe haven along the Pakistani border." See what CNN's Barbara Starr says about the increase on the AC360 blog

Another 5,000 troops will be deployed at a later date to support combat troops, bringing the total to 17,000 the Defense Department said. A senior administration official confirmed the total.

The Obama administration has been conducting several reviews of U.S. policy in Afghanistan, including a review by Gen. David Petraeus, the commander in the region. The president and the Pentagon have been considering a request from the top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David McKiernan, to send as many as 30,000 additional troops.

Obama said the troop increase in Afghanistan would be made possible in part by the impending troop drawdown in Iraq. View a chart of U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan »

All 17,000 troops announced Tuesday will go to the southern region of the country where Afghanistan borders Pakistan, with the goal mainly being to stop the flow of foreign fighters, according to a U.S. military official with direct knowledge of the deployment and military plans for Afghanistan.

The troops will also train Afghan army units.

The military operations will set up a string of bases and smaller combat outposts, allowing the troops to move around and engage in counterterrorism against foreign fighters and counterinsurgency operations against the Taliban and other local enemies, the official said.

The goal is to have enough troops to "seize and hold" territory and maintain basic security, which hasn't been possible under current troop levels, the official said. The Taliban continues to maintain at least half a dozen safe areas inside Afghanistan, which are prime targets for the U.S. military.

About 38,000 U.S. troops are currently serving in Afghanistan.

The increased troop levels are expected to last three to four years, the military official said.

However, the administration official said there was no clear timeline. "That would prejudge the outcome of the strategic review," the senior administration official said.

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said the original mission in Afghanistan was "too broad" and needs to be more "realistic and focused" for the United States to succeed.

"If we set ourselves the objective of creating some sort of central Asian Valhalla over there, we will lose, because nobody in the world has that kind of time, patience and money," Gates said during a recent Senate hearing.


Well, that is an interesting strategy for stopping the war.

Saturday, November 1

Rules

1. Any poem i put on here, you don't ask inspiration. You just read and remark. You can ask why, but i may honestly not have a reason.

2. Not everything here will be mine but i will give credit

3. Um.

Thursday, October 16

Mhm

Today I spent
Item Options Unit Price Qty. Cost
Lana Eyeglass [remove]
  • Color : Black
  • Size : One Size
$50.00 $50.00
Lexington Eyeglass [remove]
  • Color : Black
  • Size : One Size
$50.00 $50.00
One-of-a-Kind Tie Dye Poly-Cotton Short Sleeve Crew Neck [remove]
  • Color : Seashell
  • Size : L
$27.00 $27.00
(3-Pack) Sheer Jersey Short Sleeve Deep V-Neck [remove]
  • Color : Red / Sunshine / Navy
  • Size : L
$52.00 $52.00
(3-Pack) Sheer Jersey Short Sleeve Deep V-Neck [remove]
  • Color : Black / White / Asphalt
  • Size : L
$52.00 $52.00
Tri-Blend Short Sleeve Deep V-Neck [remove]
  • Color : Tri-Black
  • Size : L
$22.00 $22.00
Tri-Blend Short Sleeve Deep V-Neck [remove]
  • Color : Tri-Indigo
  • Size : L
$22.00 $22.00
Fine Jersey Stripe Short Sleeve V-Neck [remove]
  • Color : Heather Grey Stripe
  • Size : L
$20.00 $20.00
Shirt and Tie: Corduroy Slim Slack [remove]
  • Color : Blueberry
  • Size : 32
$74.00 $74.00
Shirt and Tie: Corduroy Slim Slack [remove]
  • Color : Sand
  • Size : 32
$74.00 $74.00
Cotton Wide Stripe Jersey Tank [remove]
  • Color : Orchid / Dark Charcoal
  • Size : L
$28.00 $28.00
Fine Jersey Stripe Tank [remove]
  • Color : Ash White Stripe / White
  • Size : L
$16.00 $16.00
Poly-Cotton 3/4 Sleeve Raglan Shirt [remove]
  • Color : Red / Navy
  • Size : L
$22.00 $22.00
Tri-Blend Rib Cardigan [remove]
  • Color : Athletic Blue
  • Size : L
$44.00 $44.00
Tri-Blend Rib Cardigan [remove]
  • Color : Tri-Black
  • Size : M
$44.00 $44.00
Salt and Pepper Zip Hoody [remove]
  • Color : Peppered Grey
  • Size : M
$42.00 $42.00
Winter Wear: California Fleece Zip Hoody [remove]
  • Color : Red
  • Size : L
$41.00 $41.00
Flex Fleece Zip Hoody [remove]
  • Color : Red
  • Size : L
$42.00 $42.00
Winter Wear: Acid Wash Pullover Hoody [remove]
  • Color : Purple
  • Size : L
$45.00 $45.00
Lightweight Taffeta Emergency Jacket [remove]
  • Color : Valentine
  • Size : L
$52.00 $52.00
Winter Wear: Highlighter California Fleece Zip Hoody [remove]
  • Color : Fluorescent Coral
  • Size : L
$49.00 $49.00
Unisex Flex Terry Headband [remove]
  • Color : White
  • Size : One Size
$6.00 $6.00
Unisex Flex Terry Headband [remove]
  • Color : Red
  • Size : One Size
$6.00 $6.00
Highlighter Sheer Jersey T-Shirt [remove]
  • Color : Fluorescent Green
  • Size : L
$28.00 $28.00


Subtotal: $908.00
Total:




not really






$908.00
at american apperal.











Tagged

Katie tagged me so I guess its going down.

1. I am the fastest reader you have ever meet. I promise you.

2. I have abnormally double jointed thumbs that let me excel at thumb wrestling.

3. I enjoy reading comic books.

4. I read the newspaper ever morning, along with checking CNN.com every time I go on the computer. Lets just say I am up to date on the world.

5. I like shopping online. For anything, and on any site, whether its eBay, american apparel, or urban outfitters. To this day I have bought exactly one thing and that was a N64 game off of eBay.com. It was NHL Hitz 1990.

6. I text message people constantly. Last month I sent 10,000+. The only person I know that beat me in this was Styffe.

7. I write poetry a lot, just I don't show it to a lot of people.

Tagged- BryceKelly, Kayla, Zach, Syffe, Christine, ponch, Wilke

Saturday, September 20

Be yourself Kiddie

I hate when kids wear cutoffs or a deep v. Just to be "indie"
I wear it to be different. To separate from those kids that try to hard.
Don't try to hard.
That's what its all about.
So ugh. You know what Im talking about kiddos.
Don't be that kid.
please

Friday, September 19

The Typical

I don't want to be just another typical teenager.
That just follows the trend of the week.
Thats why I dress different, act different and talk different.
I have my morals and I'm sticking to them.
Just try and test them.
They will fight back.
They are vicious.

Thursday, September 18

In case you din't know...

The sister is getting married. And yes, I do know the guy. You wouldn't believe how many times people have asked me that.
action shot.

the ring.
them.
the ring again.

Wednesday, September 17

Tuesday, August 19

Its Manly Mondays

Lack of blogging-check
new video-check
asian people-check
greatness-check
manlieness-double check

without further ado,

Monday, August 11

Manly Video Mondays

I have blogged a lot of videos latley, but I'll quit that. After this gem. You know how I feel about this issue (see here) but see how others feel. I now promise to keep my YouTube obsession to Manly Mondays, and just Manly Mondays. So when Manly Mondays rolls around, you can expect a manly video. But only on Manly Monday.


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I couldn't resist hiding some manly links on this Manly Monday in this. Spot them please.

Saturday, July 26

Thats Embarasing

I have a confession to make.
I enjoy good rap music.
Very embarrassing right?
But only great peeps.
Like 2Pac, Jay-Z, Kanye, Deux Process, the legit ones.
Thought you all should know this.
And yes, that does give me an excuse to talk like a rapper.

Friday, July 25

Wednesday, July 23

thats rad!

23 pictures.
11 different cameras.
one painting.
one polaroid
one board.
final result? pretty dank, I would say.


Friday, July 11

way up in the clouds,
thats where you can find me
ive been flying up here for days now
come join me,
its quite nice
up here in the clouds
i breeze by,
over the earth
over the oceans,
past the birds and critters
i plan to land,
but only after this is done

Saturday, July 5

ghostly encounters

am i making something out of nothing?
i thought i heard someone call my name,
from the back of the room
but you weren't there
i searched high and low
low and high,
but you were nowhere to be found
where'd you go? i wondered aloud

no one knew

i couldn't wait anymore
you're just a ghost now

Friday, June 27

the mountain and the molehill

i slipped down the slope
just a little
but enough to realize it
i did dumb things
i know regret
i sacrificed this for that
when i should have done that before this
i liked her
but she wasn't right
and now that shes gone
its a breath of fresh air
a " cleaning of sorts
that long
and nothing of it
worth or not?
not

Sunday, June 22

Whose fresh now?

I personally think that it is great that I can rap the whole Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song on command. Try me anytime.

Saturday, June 21

Friday, June 20

Yeah Girl


File, Save as, "Rick and Tyler"

Monday, June 16

Death and All His Friends is what I prefer

Did I tell you I have had the Coldplay album since last week? Or thats its astounding and their best piece of work to date?

Well, Now I did.

Monday, June 9

Insurance is for Pansies

I plan on getting these after I get a good job and move out. A sweet tattoo, preferably just like this, and plugs like this would be nice.

Thursday, June 5

dinosaurs

Theres alotta things I would like...
a british accent
an unlimited iTunes account
the urban outfitters store in my room
summer
a trip to new york and london
a bigger paycheck
obama not to be president
gas to be lower
a new skateboard
to make the high school soccer/volleyball team

some things, i have control over. others, not so much

Sunday, June 1

¿Dónde está mi mochila de mi gato?

Markies a hillbilly now.

He even had the belt buckle to prove it.

Where is my cats backpack?

Refinery = breathtaking

Not really, but it is great and astounding.

What do rabbits do for the world ? They're like curling

They're there, but no one cares.

Kimbo Slice scares me

Those girls were hardcore

Get a bus pass. I am.

MTV ruined modern music

and slightly not so new music

and old music

I did better this week on the v front.

Just so you knew.

Where is ojai?

And what the crap does "ojai" mean?

(note: To be read in hillbilly accent) Was some dude like, "im so high!
I gunna name this place Ojai!"

That was dumb

Addictinggames, you set the bar too high for yourself.

You're not all that addicting.

Like really? "Fashion solitaire"? "Sleepless Knight Assassin"?

Ugh.

Monday, May 26

Top That

A guy was seated next to a 10-year-old girl on an airplane. Being bored, he turned to the girl and said, "Let's talk. I've heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger."

The girl, who was reading a book, closed it slowly and said to the guy, "What would you like to talk about?"

Oh, I don't know," said the guy. "How about nuclear power?"

"OK," she said. "That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow and a deer all eat the same stuff... grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?"

The guy thought about it and said, "Hmmm, I have no idea."

To which the girl replied, "Do you really feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don't know crap

Sunday, May 25

im so, so sorry

"The 5-year-old daughter of contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman died after being struck by an SUV in the driveway of the family's Nashville-area home late Wednesday afternoon (May 21). Maria Sue Chapman was playing in the area with several other children. Her teenaged brother did not see her in the driveway when he struck her with the Toyota Land Cruiser he was driving. A spokesman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol termed it "a terrible accident" and said no charges are expected to be filed. The child was the youngest in the family and one of three daughters adopted by Chapman and wife Mary Beth. The entire family was home at the time of the accident."

got it from ange