I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore is an attempt at compelling young adult science fiction. The concept is great but the delivery “misses the mark.” The story is told from the perspective of John Smith, a fifteen-year-old boy who is also an alien from the planet Lorien. John and his guardian, Henri, are on the … Continue reading Thoughts on “I Am Number Four”
For my last night in Texas, I suggested a turkey burger dinner. My mom thought it sounded like a great idea. So, after having coffee with my dad, we made the trip to a local grocery store and purchased lean ground turkey meat, whole wheat hamburger buns, tomatoes, lettuce, and avocado. My mom prepared the … Continue reading Homemade Deliciousness
Eggvocado aka Baked Egg in an Avocado Boat. When I was little, my mom would sometimes fry an egg in the center of a piece of bread. Eggs and toast combined. Now that I’m in college, and have discovered the wonders of Pinterest, my tastes have grown more sophisticated. Normally, I don’t have access to an oven. … Continue reading The Anatomy of the Eggvocado
Midterms. A word which breathes sheer terror into the hearts of college students everywhere. Freshmen discover the library for the first time. Upperclassmen spend hours within study rooms, relentlessly cramming information into their heads. Midterm week is crazy. If anything on this earth becomes responsible for initiating the Zombie Apocalypse, it will be college midterms. Midterms, like … Continue reading Zombie Apocalypse.
Synopsis: The Woman in Black is about a young widowed lawyer ( or solicitor rather) named Arthur Kipps (played by Daniel Radcliffe) who is sent to a remote village to close the affairs of a house. The house belongs to the recently deceased woman in black who we soon discovered is a vengeful ghost terrorizing the … Continue reading Thoughts on “Woman in Black”
A man sits outside the coffee shop. He often does. Last time I saw him, I bought him a muffin and a water, but now I am on my way out. I politely say hello and ask him if he needs anything. He shakes his head and tells me he’s fine. He wears the same … Continue reading When I was Hungry.
Not a huge fan of metal music. However, when a friend invited me to a downtown concert, I became an unwitting attendant of a Christian Metal Concert. I, personally, have never been a fan of people screaming in my ears. Not my thing. However, one band during the concert grabbed my attention. The band’s name … Continue reading A Metallic Message
[Re-posted from Evangel Blog] Classes are in full swing. Schedules are quickly filled. Time seems to flee like the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland screaming, “I’m late for an important date!” The homework pile grows and classes seem overwhelming. However, I find it helpful in the midst of a busy schedule to focus on … Continue reading Safe? Who Said Anything About Safe?
Each New Year brings with it a new set of resolutions. I will stop eating junk food. I will stop spending money. I will stop this. I will stop that. Change is not bad. I’m not using this internet space to convince my readers against new years resolutions. However, I’m encouraging a new mindset. Stop … Continue reading Sweat is Fat Crying. Word.
[Written, or rather voice recorded, on 12/1/11] Life sometimes seems big. HUGE. Magnificent. Sometimes I feel as if emotions are bubbling inside of me, overflowing to where my human body cannot contain them. I’m happy. Yet I feel like crying, bursting into tears, because of this passion welling deep inside my soul. Maybe it’s my … Continue reading Passion, Barely Contained.