Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
WARNING: I watch this with my parents so if there is a "questionable part" they can skip it.
~Alyssa G.- L!bby G.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
- Madagascar, the first one. I love this movie it's great for little kids and hilarious for adults.
- Shrek 1 or 2, I am not particularly fond of 3 or 4, but 1 and 2 are amazing!
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, one of the greatest movies ever! It's very funny and very cute! And completely wholesome.
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the original one. My Dad's all time favorite, and one of mine too.
- Meet the Robinsons, I love this movie, it's cute and very sweet. It gets a little dark at one part, but the first time I watched it was with my (At the time) three year old niece. I think it's probably my 3rd favorite kid movie.
- National Treasure 1 or 2, for viewing with older kids or your best friends. My best friends and I love this movie, we quote it perpetually.
- Home Alone 1,2, or 3, I am not a huge fan of 4 but it's not bad. These are great to watch when sick around the holidays!
- Cars, I know it's kind of a silly favorite, but man oh man do I like it. It's great!
- Robots! This one's kind of old, but it still cracks me up. My dad likes the part where they're in the evil ladies lair.
- And Last but not least Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, for the musical lovers this is the best! Only good for older audiences to kids its sooooo boring. But relax and watch as the handsome brothers dance for the beautiful brides, its funny and totally musical.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Just recently I just found a new books series much like the new books. In fact it's the same exact stuff as the new books just a little bit different cover. They're the Nancy Drew: Super Mystery's. The only problem is the first one. I didn't really like it because Nancy's 2 friends narrate for her. Evidently Bess, George, & Ned have to find her. Well, there is almost no plot! And every time they try to find her/Nancy it's a dead end. And when they do finally figure it out they're almost TOO LATE!!! I mean I figured it out at like the 5th chapter. I mean they were actin' like a bag of rocks!!! I know I might be overreacting but it really didn't satisfy my need to ND. The next one did! I really liked it, and I think it's funny because George gets her wisdom teeth out! He, he! Anyway, I really liked them. Although their are only three but I will still name them: 1. Where's Nancy? 2. Once Upon a Crime 3. Real Fake (isn't that a kinda' rhetorical name?) Anyway, I'm babbling and that means I need to stop.
ANNOUNCEMENT! All the Libby G. People! Time to get back on the Generation Train! It's school time now so summer vacation is (YES) OVER! So we'd better start and I'll try to fill in here and there but I now that our school has started I have a pretty busy schedule! But I'll still try!
Alyssa G.~L!bby G.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Most Americans say no, they feel it is insensitive to the families of those killed in the 9/11 attacks. But after being polled some of the families decided in the name of peace they didn't care. Well, I think they should care. I don't think any church or religion has the right to put a building so close to the site of thousands of deaths. It's just wrong, none have the right to turn a place of such mourning into a place of worship. I think some are taking it too far in saying that it's all the Muslims fault that it even happened. That's not true. The Muslim people were not the ones that rammed planes into our buildings, it was Al Queda. A Muslim extremist group, not the entire Muslim population.
I personally think they shouldn't allow the building to be put up, I believe that is a place of mourning and rememberance, not the right place to have a joyful worship service. I do think it was insensitive of the Muslims who choose to put there Mosque up there. Can they not find another building spot? The families deserve a place to go and remember the ones they loved at that sight. They shouldn't have to go through the pain of seeing the place of worship of the religion from which the group that commited the crime derived itself from. If they so choose they shouldn't have to deal with any religious group of people. They were the ones who lost loved ones, not those going to be worshipping at the Mosque. I'm pretty sure that there were people of many different backgrounds who died in those towers, so why do the Muslims get the oppertunity to build their worship building on the site? I mean how up in arms would we be if a Southern Baptist church choose to build a building there? People would throw a fit! But in the name of perserving our diversity and being peaceful with the nations of the Middle East we sit back and allow this to happen. Um, well, a few alarms go off in my head about the wrongness of this. I personally say that it is unfair to the people who died and their families and friends to build a place of worship so close to this place of mourning. I say no! What do you say? Let me know either on the poll or leave a comment. Or if you'd like to keep your oppinion private shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
I love the old TV Show. I'm watching it right now and I'm giggling like crazy. Well, it's super old so if your all about the technology stuff it's okay. We agreed that it's a mix of the old TV Show MacGyver and a new TV Show Leverage. It's funny! There are normally 5 characters:
- John "Hannibal" Smith- now he is the main guy. He is the head of it all. He is the main person who brings them all together. His favorite saying "I love it when a plan comes together." And he usually says it when they finish something and it isn't perfect. He's the colonel.
- H.M. "Howlin' Mad" Murdock- one thing you need to know about Murdock is that he really is insane. Most of the time when they have a mission one of the other guys has to break him out of one of those hospitals and that is the most fun part about it. He's the captain.
- Templeton "Face Man" Peck- He's one of my favorites. He's hilarious! Of course, he's one of those guys who flirts with every girl with blue eyes and legs. He usually does the cons and such during stuff. His favorite saying is "Not the face!" I still think that is funny. He is mainly their con-artist. He is a lieutenant.
- B.A. Baracus- B.A. is the buff guy that does most of the bone breaking. He's really funny because he can't stand Murdock because he's insane and does dumb stuff. One time he (Murdock) found an alligator and goofed off with it, and one time he pretended that he was a movie director and he was filming their mission (no camera)
- Sometimes they a girl who isn't supposed to have anything to do with them but they are switched around a lot and she usually doesn't show.
Well, that's a lot. Another thing you need to know about them is they are convicts. They are army or something and they got framed for robbing a bank, but they escaped from a big jail-ish thing. I'm not really sure about it. Anyway, that's mainly what I am doing right now. Now a lot of you must think I'm a nut but some stuff is really funny the only thing that bugs me is that nobody dies. Even guys who's car flips they show them getting out. I really like it and it's really close to Leverage because during their spare time they help people. Well, anyone who can find them.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
No-No number 7 : Jeggings,
So Jeggings, their about as lame as you can get. If u want a pair of jeans dont be lazy and buy a pair of leggings with jean print on them... buy a freaken pair of jeans. Now if your doing this for comfort I can sort of understand :/ but if u have the money I know an amazing brand of jeans (only a hundred dollars >.<) that feel like your wearing a cloud around your booty! Let me just say I'm saving up money to buy a pair of the jeans that feel like sweats! Ahhh! Amazing! And yes, I've tried on a pair, let me just say their delicious! And the white stitching is sooo cute!!
Until later my loves <3
Thursday, July 15, 2010
This week and next, lots of us here at I Am the Next Generation are going to be gone.
Personally I am going to be doing youth week and finishing up VBS, plus two weeks from now I will be at Centrifuge.
Caitlin will be at camp until a while from now.
Alyssa is going to be at a canal and others will be busy with regular summer activities.
So we'll be back soon see you then! :)
Saturday, July 10, 2010
- Psych- This is my absolute favorite show. It's about a guy who pretends to be a psychic. Everyone knows he's faking it because he just hyper-observant. He also has a friend who is the only other person who knows, because he happens to help out the local police force with some of there problems.
- Leverage- Is a really funny show. I happen to love it. It's just that I've already watch season 1 & 2 so I need to wait for the next. It's about a guy who has a team of theives, and they go around helping people.
- Eureka- Now this isn't really for anyone super smart, because it's about a guy who ends up being the sheriff of a brainiac town. They say stuff that sounds smart but when you really think about it doesn't make sense. It's funny because everything is different in Eureka (the town).
- The Pretender- Now sometimes this show is really creepy. It's about a certain organization that takes kids and does tests on them. Well, it just so happens on of the kids (named Jarod) is really smart and escapes (at a much older age). He goes around and helps people, while on the run from the Centre (the "certain organization;" yes, I spelled it right).
Okay, now those are my favorites. Some of them have there share of "fast-forwarding" moments, and the funniest part is all of these shows I wasn't originally supposed to watch. My parents watched them, then once I got older they let me. Now there my favorites! I happen to like them all, some of them also have some of there creepy moments. I will name them:
Psych- On season 3 there is an episode that is very close to Friday the 13th. Creepy-ish the first time, but after a while not so much.
Leverage- It's just mainly suspense and stuff. There might be some creepy moments but it's been a while for me.
Eureka- There is one time where one of the characters gets kidnapped by a man mutating into a lizard. Really creepy! I couldn't sleep for days.
Pretender- The Centre has very scary things going on in there and a couple times freaky things happen!
Anyway, that pretty much wraps it up. I hope all of you guys check out my stuff. Thanks!
~Alyssa G.- Libby G.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
But I need to go, but I wouldn't advise watching this movie for anyone. It was really bad. So there's your movie review, hope that you enjoyed it.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
No No number 6:
So this is a big obvious one. Blue eyeshadow. Its cheap and just plain trashy looking. I cringe when I see somebody wearing it. Especialy when it's older women trying to look younger...Don't fight your age! it's inevitable! Embrace it! <3
(sorry it's so short. I still love y'all! <333)
Sunday, July 4, 2010
But anyways, it's late, I need to go to bed, so there you go! Your information on the fourth of July. Thanks for reading,
Libby, in place of Freedom who is in Ukraine! (Sooo, jealous! :)
Friday, July 2, 2010
Ms. Kagan's first case, if she is chosen, could potentially be the Arizona vs. Obama case. (If you aren't familiar with that case, you need to A. wake up, and B. read the week before lasts post!) I'm slightly worried that Ms. Kagan in an effort to show Obama she is capable of the job he set before her, would not look closely enough at the case and simply rule that Obama is right on the pretense of the fact that Obama is her employer. Supreme Court Justices are supposed to be neutral, Ms. Kagan hasn't proven that fact as of yet. I feel that it would be a slight to our country to choose someone who has worked before under two different democrat presidents (Ms. Kagan worked under Clinton.) And also, a woman we have no idea how she would react to a difficult case seeing as she has never been a judge before. Does this sound very critical? Becuase I'm trying hard not to be. I just feel that our country deserves someone who we can do a background check on, see how they ruled in cases before, with Ms. Kagan that is virtually impossible, since she's never been a judge before.
I would appreciate deeply if you who read this would take a second to vote on the poll on the side of this post! Thanks,
Thursday, July 1, 2010
As you all know I'm really into Nancy Drew. Well, not to long ago I started looking for new ND's and just recently I found a new one, Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys (Super Mystery). Sadly there is only three out so far. What it is about is Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys keep on meeting up. And every chapter they switch to a new first-person. One chapter it will be Joe, one Frank, & then Nancy (not in that order). The first one is so funny. First I will talk about the different characters:
- Nancy Drew- She really isn't that different, pretty much normal.
- Frank Hardy- Is the older one of the brothers. He is the most down-to-earth out of both of them. The funniest part about him is that he starts to like Nancy but he knows she has a boy-friend.
- Joe Hardy- Is the girl crazy younger brother. He is always acting before thinking, and most of the time is getting everyone into trouble. But when the pressure comes Joe knows how to be prepared.
Okay, the three books are 1. Terror on Tour 2. Danger Overseas 3. Club Dread.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Ok, if you ask me this is just kinda gross. Fat boys not wearing shirts...eww. It's ok if your ripped, physically fit, etc. Duh, but other wise no. If your a guy and you literally have to wear an over the shoulder boulder holder as my friend would put it, (bra) then don't do it. Also if it's the freaken middle of winter. Really?? It's 30 degrees outside and my neighbor mows his lawn with no shirt on. How is he not turning blue? I just wanna scream put on a shirt before you poke someones eyes out! (if you don't get that it's cuz he's a bit nippy...>.>)
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Pajama's in public should be against the law!! Whether they are sweats or cartoon covered flannels, they are horrendous! It is unexceptable to expose all of us to this indiscretion of fashion. No one wants to see what you go to bed in I promise. There are somethings that you just don't let people know about, such as what you do on the toliet, what you do in bed, and what you wear to bed!! No stranger wants to know those things, it's creepy! I would like to give you 5 GOOD reasons why this is unacceptable, here we go.
- You look like a slub glub, it's almost like wearing clothes that are to large for you, it's un-flattering.
- It's kind of creepy, (okay a lot creepy!) You look like you rolled out of bed and came to Target to do your grocery shopping. No one wants to know that!
- It's shoty workmanship, I mean how much time does it take to throw on some jeans and a T-shirt, it's pretty darn easy if I do say so myself.
- More often than not your PJ's are not in the greatest condition, and that's okay when you're at home in your bed, but no one wants to see that at the store, but thanks! :D
- And last, but not certainly not least, I would like to point out the fact that they are not cute, at all. I don't care if they have Tweety Bird, or Betty Boop, they aren't cute. I would much prefer to see you in a pair of jeans or shorts, not your flannels! :) Thanks pal!
Anyway, I'll stop harping and let you go. Thanks for reading, I hope and pray you take my advice. Thanks for not wearing pajama's to those who don't:) we really appreciate it.
Friday, June 18, 2010
1. "Murderabilia" Now you are probably asking yourself, what in the world is "murderabilia"? Let me explain this horrendous thing to you. It is where people extract things that are associated with murder victims and murderers, and they sell them. They sell off all sorts of things. Autographed photos of murderers, dirt from a victims grave, artwork done by murderers, and many other personal items, plus much more. These horrendous items are hawked every day on the black market. Now you are in good company if you had no idea this was going on; neither did I! But so far there is no laws against this. I think that's positively outrageous! These victims and their families are being exploited to gain a few bucks, I feel like that is quite terrible.
But thankfully we have two politicians who are willing to put a stop to this. (Which if you think that's a bad idea, I am liable to think you are selling some of these things!) It's true Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) are writing up a bill to put a stop to this uncannily repulsive market. I think many people will be grateful after this law is put into practice.
2. Obama administration is filing a law suit against Arizona for it's immigration law. (Some one please tell me I am dreaming!!) Yes, you heard correctly a law suit against them, because they don't want illegals in their state. I personally cheer on Arizona, go them, why should someone who broke the law to get here receive good treatment? Someone please explain quick! (Wait, there is no explanation! so never mind) I think it's silly and I hope that Arizona fights back, if they don't want illegals in their state that's their prerogative not the Obama administration's. Maybe Arizona should just ship their illegals to Cali, they seem to enjoy them. (They do tons for their economy, no?)
Anyway, someone should tell Obama to stick to other problems like, oh I know, the oils thats all over Lousiana? That might be a good start.
I hope I have enlightened you today on the important things in life. Thanks for reading I appreciate it!
Liberty Generation, or Kelly R. (Whatever!)
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
OHH! I got it!!! E-mail sites, and there pro's and con's.
Gmail- What I use!! I love Gmail, best e-mail site ever!! I would strongly encourage!
Pro's- Super duper spam blocker, fun backgrounds, and great chat.
Con's- No fun stationary for your letters and no fun fonts.
Yahoo- My sister uses this, she likes it I guess
Pro's- Fun stationary and fun fonts
Con's- wretched spam blocker
Comcast- Umm, nothing good to say about this so I'll skip it.
Hotmail- This one is your basic e-mail, good spam blocker but not the best and no fun backgrounds, but they do have fun fonts.
Well, that's pretty much it. Nothing much else to say, thanks for reading!
P.S. I did blog this yesterday, but on my other blog! (Cursed stupid computer! Can't figure out how to make angry emotiocon!)
It's time for no-no number3!
Ok, so some people think this is still "In" because there's still a buttload of comercials with drop-dead gorgeous models advertising it. Maybelline, Covergirl, Revlon. They all advertise it, but its really not attractive. Ok, here's what it is...Bright red lipstick... I just read an article on this a few days ago, and up until then I loved my red lipstick, but now ?.? :/ Anyways here's the reason you shouldn't wear it. Main BIG one is it makes your teeth look yellow... Thats why in all those adverts they ONLY have models wearing it, and that's because those models have had their teeth professionally whitened. So unless you have the money to get your teeth professionally whitened every time you wanted to wear bright red lipstick go ahead! But if your a normal girl like me, that only gets a little allowance once a week, then your most likely screwed :D
L!bby G. (Caitlin <3)
Friday, June 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Not-uh #2: so as I was saying, baggy clothes. One of the biggest no-no's around! It' just common sense to stay away frum that. If your curvy baggy clothes make you seem fat! Why on earth would you want to hide your curves when you could instead show them off with a slightly more slimming shirt. No one wants to look bigger than they are...and for those super skinny people baggy clothes make u look sick... Either that or you look like you wearing a tent. So, when everything comes to an end, just avoid the plus size shirts if they don't fit you.
Ttyl, my friends.
- L!bby (Caitlin) :)"
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be chased by a T-Rex, or be hunted by Raptors?
Sorry this was so late, but I completely forgot!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Anyway, I think I have some sort of idea of what I'm gonna' write about. The books I read! I have to write all about what L!bby (love the ! Caitlin) reads well I'm gonna' write about what I read. :)
Nancy Drew- I think I've covered most of the stuff like that. So I'll sorta' skip over it. :)
Alex Rider- I talked 2 much about that too.
School Stuff- Now this I just hate to talk about but I must. My mom decided that for next year she is gonna' try new curriculum for homeschooling. So, she said that for History she is gonna' pick out a book 4 me 2 read. Then I'm gonna' have 2 write a report on it. Fine, except I'm reading a book (4 History) called *drum roll (please)* "Strawberry Girl". My mom said I would like it. I don't like the book I just like the time it takes out of my regular school.
Anything on ma' bookshelf- Now that's a subject to talk about. I get bored so when I am I look for something "on ma' bookshelf". I have read a "Winnie the Pooh" books (I still want 2 be a child again). They are the old fairy tales. I have re-read Caddie Woodlawn, highly recommended! It's old fashioned fun.
Left Behind (Adult Series)- I think they are okay-ish. Kind of boring. I have them all except 4 a couple so I'm well versed. They just seem boring 2 me. So I think I'm gonna' try the teen ones.
Well, I think that about sums it up. Let's hope! I just am glad I had the time.
L!bby G.- Alyssa G.
P.s. My blog is on "My Blog List" and it's "Life of an Almost Average Teen". Sank You (That's supposed to be "thank you" in an accent)! *Bow*
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
So, I am going to tell you about a book I am reading. (sorry, don't want to steal book day's thunder.) It is called, Spoken From the Heart, by former first lady, Laura Bush. I have always admired first ladies and Laura Bush in particular. I have thought that she is classy, intelligent, poised, and elegant. None of the kind thoughts I have had about her before reading her book have been diminished in any way by reading it. I am about 3/4 of the way through the over 400 page book and am loving it. I was only 6 when George W. Bush was elected president, but I vaguely remember that day. I have had a wonderful and sometimes sad time going through the part of the book where she talks about the presidency. I remember 9/11 which she vividly and terrifyingly describes. I remember the Anthrax scare, and Mrs. Bush relates how none of the mail sent to the White House was allowed to be open, so it stayed in storage for about three years. I remember President Bush going to the troops overseas and having Thanksgiving with them. I thought that that was just one of the nicest things to do for our brave men and women serving as soldiers.
Mrs. Bush starts the book at the beginning of her life and some of my favorite parts of the book have been her just telling you about the normal things she did. I think that is why I like this book so much, because Mrs. Bush is so normal! She didn't have an extravagant or horrible childhood, she tells you about the good (having a tender heart for the women in Afghanistan) and the bad. (she drank shot glasses of beer occasionally until she was seven when she signed a temperance card at her church. She said that the temperance thing didn't last all the way into college and such.) I love her openness about all parts of her life. Mrs. Bush talks about high school dances and football games, but she also tells you about all the diplomats that visited during President Bush's presidency and how they took some of them to their Crawford, Texas ranch to visit.
All through the book Mrs. Bush talks about her love for education particularly reading. She was a school teacher in inner city schools after finishing college and she has a passion for children's literacy. She has co-authored a children's book with her daughter Jenna. She started the first Texas Book Festival as the first lady of Texas when her husband was governor and she started the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. I love this part of her because I also love reading.
I would recommend this book to people who are interested in history, first ladies, Texas (which she was born and raised in and loves very much.) or Mrs. Bush. The book is maybe a little long for some middle schoolers and maybe some parts would be a little hard for them to grasp. I have cried during some parts, but they are mostly patriotic tears for our troops and such. I borrowed my copy from the library, because I wanted to see if I liked it. But if you are interested in any of the above topics I would recommend that you buy it. (I would!) The book is inspiring and historical and you might learn a few new words!
Friday, May 21, 2010
A. There's not a real person named Liberty Generation
B. Libby is blogged by 8 different girls spread throughout the USA.
C. Here is the 8 different Girls
Monday-Internet- McKenzie W. Colorado
Tuesday-Fashion- Caitlin R. Washington
Wednesday-Movies- Sydney and Tiger P. Washington
Thursday-Books- Alyssa G. Washington
Friday-Politics- Kelly R. Washington
Saturday-Music- Angelina Z. Washington
Sunday-History-Lisa Dawn R. Washington
Alright now you are caught up. Well almost. You may be asking yourself but wait who are Victory, Pedro, and Liberty? Well, here's your answer, Victory is my (Kelly R.)'s older sister 18 year old Katy. (Not Tuesday's Caitlin!) Freedom is also my sister not Libby's, Lisa Dawn who is 15.
And Pedro is Tiger P. brother of Sydney.
I Kelly R. am the blog admin, I thought up Liberty Generation and her family. My friends all agreed to help me pull it off. Don't be worried we will continue to blog par usual. We all enjoy this blog. Tell your friends, and if you'd like more info about I am The Next Generation let us know by e-mailing Libby G. at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be more than happy to inform you and let you know how to get involved! (Older Riddle girls, please!! take note of this!) Also if a blog is from all of us like this we may continue to sign Libby G. But just to get you into the habit of not seeing it, I'm signing my beautiful name!
Thanks for reading!
P.S. for those of you who are already writers you can if you want to, sign your own name or continue to sign Libby.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I decided to review this movie for three reasons.
I just watched it last week.
I've mostly reviewed action films up to this point.
“Libby G” (the blogger in chief) loathes this movie and the leading actress with a passion and zeal rarely expressed by most mentally sound hominids.
So let's start with the story. This movie is a period piece set in 1930's Cincinnati during the great depression. It focusses on a little girl who wants to be a journalist as soon as she can get any editor to read what she has written. This film, in the opinion of this 16 year old heterosexual male, was extremely charming, well acted and generally well done. Especially for being a G rated flick with a target audience consisting of mainly nine-year-old girls and their mothers. Kit was really quite well played by Abigail Breslin once you get past the blond wig that always sticks out more than a bit. The news paper editor was perfectly played by Wallace Shawn. I even enjoyed Joan Cusack in this movie as the “mobile librarian” (don't ask) when I'm normally annoyed by her.
All in all I really think that this is probably one of the best kid centered, non PIXAR, G rated movies that I can think of.
This is Pedro,
I'm back, aren't you thrilled? Sadly my dears I'm in a terrible time bind this evening, but I couldn't resist a chance to briefly share with you my passion for the fashion gift of the gods that are Converse Chuck Taylor's. Most unfortunately because I am a penniless college student I have only three pairs of Converse. However, I feel I am still qualified to share with you five delightful and personal tips for enjoying your Converse.
- Buy low-tops. Low-tops are more practical. Also, you have to be really weird or really edgy to rock high-tops (or "shudder" those dreadful combat boot style monstrosities) and Vicky does not recommend being either.
- Get a sensible color for at least one of your pairs. I adore my cool slate blue pair, but I get far more use out of my brown pair.
- Try double tongued pairs for extra pizazz, and I've found my double tongues hold up better than my single tongued.
- Don't be a cheapskate and get an off brand or even the One Star brand of Chuck's sold at Target, at least not all the time. I bought a pair of One Star that I never wear because, they make me feel like a lame cheapskate(although I absolutely ADORE One Star clothes and I love saving money don't get me wrong). However, in the case of the One Stars the quality lost is not worth the 10 or 15 bucks saved.
- Finally, Vicky doesn't say this often, because she is nearly always right, but with Chuck's do your own thing if that means ignoring my tips and you'll look cooler.
Alright my pets Vicky has a social life to attend to so that's all for today.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
After college, Clara went on to open a free school in New Jersey. The school under her leadership grew to a attendance over 600, but annoyingly instead of hiring Barton to be the head of the school they hired a man. Frustrated, she moves to Washington D.C. and begins working with the U.S. Patent Office as a clerk. This was the first time a woman had a substantial clerkship in the U.S Government.
Then the Civil War broke out, and Clara started advertising for supplies, and distributing bandages, socks, and other goods to the help the soldiers. In 1862, Clara was authorized to start delivering supplies directly to the front, which she did without fail for the next two years. In 1864 she was appointed by Union General Benjamin Butler as the "lady in charge" of the Union hospitals at the front. In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln placed Clara in charge of searching for missing men from the Union Army. A young soldier named Dorence Atwater comes to her door and provides a copied list of the dead he had snuck from the Andersonville officials. He had taken it with him thought the lines when he was released from prison. His list of nearly 13,000 men proved invaluable and was published.
She by now (the end of the Civil War) had become widely recognized around the country for delivering lectures on her war experiences. She also became acquainted with Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony. By 1869 Clara had worked herself into a breakdown and her doctor said she should go to Europe. During this time Clara learned about the Red Cross.
This is what she is famous for! Her inauguration of the International Committee of the Red Cross by the United Stated Government. On MAY 21, 1881 in Dansville, N.Y. Clara became president of the American branch of the Red Cross! People thought that after the Civil War America wouldn't face something like that again, so there would be no need for the Red Cross. But, Clara succeeded in convincing the president that there was still a need. This became apparent in the Spanish-American War during which it aided refugees and prisoners of war. In 1896, responding to the humanitarian crisis in the Ottoman Empire in the aftermath of the Hamidian Massacres, Barton sailed to Istanbul and after long negotiations with Abdul Hamid II, opened the first American International Red Cross headquarters in the heart of Beijing,China. Clara's last humanitarian effort as the president of the Red Cross was to help the victims of the September 1900 Galveston hurricane. They established an orphanage for the children of the 6,000 dead, helped to acquire lumber for rebuilding houses, and teamed with the New York World newspaper to illicit aid. Clara resigned from being the president of the Red Cross in 1904, due to her age (83) and criticism of her management skills. On April 12, 1912 at the age of 90 she died in Glen Echo, Maryland with all her friends by her side.
The Red Cross continues to serve people today, you will see them helping in situations like Hurricane Katrina and the Haitian earthquake. Anywhere there is a natural disaster in the world the Red Cross will be there often especially the American Red Cross.
Wasn't that interesting? Not only did we learn about Clara Barton but we learned about her work in founding the American branch of the Red Cross, which is a very vital humanitarian organization. I hope you enjoyed this installment of History Sunday! Also, I forget to tell you that Libby finally told me I could tell you who I really am. I was blogging as Libby, because she said I knew more about history then her, so I volunteered to help her out. I love history so I was happy to. I am Freedom, Libby's 15 year old sister, and I am in 10th grade. I really like bringing you fascinating history facts each week. I hope you like me!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Alex Rider! That's what we are talking about. I didn't have time 2 write last week either so that's a tiny problem. I did tell U all a little bit about it. So here I go into detail. Here are the books in order:
- Skeleton Key
- Eagle Strike
- Ark Angel
- Snake Head
- Crocodile Tears
I only have the first and eighth. But still that's pretty good. Alex Rider is about a young boy who ran into bad luck. His parents die in a mysterious plane crash (More to it in #8) and his uncle dies (#1). He ends up finding out that his uncle worked for the alleged MI6. He ends up being drafted and works for them all 8 times. But most of the time he doesn't want two. They force him, blackmail him, & trick him into working for them. It's really exciting. Some adult content in it so be weary. But wonderfully written. It's so exciting. You find out tons more about his past. It's so fun I give it 4 1/2 stars. It would have gotten all five if it didn't have the adult content but still it's pretty good.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
All around, I thought that IRON MAN 2 was a fitting sequel to the first one and that it was well worth seeing.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
This is Vicky G, Libby's 18 year old sister. I'm assisting my hopelessly trend deficient sister with her quaint little blog. She begged me to write a post about the wonderful world of the Internet. I agreed after much begging and cajoling, because unlike Libby, I actually have a thriving social life. However, I carved a few minutes out of my day to enlighten Libby, and you the reader on the delightful trend of online radio.
So, on to the topic of online radio. I am sure that all of us like to indulge in our favorite music whilst on the computer to liven up other mundane tasks like school work, research, correspondence, or in my case writing a blog post for my little sister ( in jest I assure you). Listening to your own music on the computer utilizing programs like iTunes, Windows Media Player, Real Player is great until you've listened to your pathetic Mp3 collection ad nauseum, at this point may I recommend the wonderful world of online radio.
In the realm of online radio there are a myriad of choices. I haven't the time to describe the online music player of every radio station from 90.1 All Polka, All the Time to 107.9 Great Granny Hits of the 20's, 30's and a 100 yrs ago, so I am going to focus in on two general interest online only radio players.
The first player is Pandora found at http://www.pandora.com/#/stations/create/. The second player is Slacker Radio found at http://www.slacker.com/. Both stations have basic similarities. Both stations allow you to search for an artist, song, or album and create a station based on songs similar to what you have selected. Both players also have stations that are pre-built, that is you select a genre like, Music of Musicals or Hits for Toddlers (Libby's Favorite).
Here's the breakdown of the pros and cons of both players.
- The Music Genome Project, an interesting program that Pandora uses to figure out why you like the music that you do, and pick other similar music for based on things like, vocals and instruments.
- No audio ads only banner type ads, so non stop music
- Pandora seems to have a larger selection of artists, songs, and albums to choose from.
- I've found that on Pandora if you "dislike" a song Pandora will ignore you and play it again anyway.
- Pandora doesn't give you the option to dislike all songs by a certain artist, say Justin Bieber (sorry Biebettes).
- Pandora's pre-built stations are hard to adjust to music you like.
- Excellent pre-built stations
- Wonderful adjusting tools, like more or less hits or newer or older music.
- The option to dislike all music by a certain artist.
- Audio ads every few songs
- Fewer artists than Pandora
- Constant pestering to upgrade to Slacker's ad free subscription(monthly fee) radio.
There you go, that's my review of two excellent free online radio players. Happy listening darlings!
Until next Tuesday my friends,
Monday, May 10, 2010
Thursday~Books~ Alex Rider today, I just started the first one, Stormbreaker, it has been good so far. But I hope to get the others soon!
Friday~Politics~New Supreme Court Justice, has some up in arms, I think I'll do more research, before I delve into that one.
Saturday~Music~Miley Cyrus put out a new music video. And on a couple of music blogs I read, they are going on about Cd's you liked, but shouldn't. I am not really so sure about those yet? Maybe this week?
Alrighty then, thanks much!
P.S. I was writing this and forgot about Internet! Yikes! I will make sure and get that one out there asap!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
P.S. I checked out most of the just regarding the specific ladies on the pages. Therefore, I am not sure of the content on the rest of the website. Please proceed with caution! : ) Also, I do not share all the liberal/feminist opinions of the women on these sites.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
If you happen to be one of the 27 people in this country who haven't seen this movie, I would highly recommend that you watch do that the clock strikes midnight tonight.
This is Pedro filling in for my sister, signing off.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Trend 1: The safari look is in this Spring/Summer. Like tribal jewelry with a lot of earthy colored beads made out of wood or coconut.
Trend 2: We can't avoid the fact that the recession is out there. Prices of gold are going throught the roof. But! there is hope! Brass and copper are still out there making your arms look fabulous! Who needs stinky gold? We still have our earthy colored metals. :)
Trend 3: Cuff bracelets are not exactly a new thing out there. Their old news, but their still totally in style. Wooden cuff bracelets with silver studs are totally IN. :D
Trend 4: Summer is about color! So bracelets made with elastic wire and big colorful glass beads of purple, pink, blue, and yellow are in. The more the merrier, by the way!
Trend 5: BANGLES! OH MY GOODNESS! Who does't love these?? Their adorable. Not to mention fun, colorful, and shiney!!! Originally from India...adopted in America. Yay!
So here's your wondertasticful new trend's. Live them, love them, and even laugh at them if you must.
Until next time my dears,
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
But someone likes to argue about that. If you read the more recent books there is a girl called Deirdre Shannon. In case you don't get the picture she is like a spoiled snob and her father also is a lawyer but , unlike Mr. Drew, will stoop to many petty things to win his case. Deirdre has caused many troubles for Nancy throughout her life in the newer books. She isn't exactly a good person to have around, not to mention her huge crush on Ned.
Ned Nickerson, is Nancy Drew's steady boy-friend. He has helped her out through numerous mysteries sometimes he catches on to some things too. He has always been there for Nancy throughout any of her mysteries. He always is there along with his friends Burt Eddelton & Dave Evans. Who actually go out with Nancy's two friends George Fayne & Bess Marvin.
They always talk about how different they (George and Bess) are, not to mention them being cousins. It just sounds strange having George (her real name is Georgia) be all tomboy-ish and loving techy stuff, and Bess (that is really her real name) is all prissy but has a secret love for cars, and is actually an amazing mechanic. She loves tinkering with cars in the newer books but in the older books her and George don't have those special interests. All in all, Nancy's life is pretty much like in a book even though when you read it you feel likes she's just looking over your shoulder.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Anyways...until next time! <3
Overall I say that AVATar even with all of it’s shortcomings was definitely worth the $13 to see it in IMAX if not for anything other than the 3D theme park ride aspect of it.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Alright on to privacy. Yes most social sites do protect users pages if it is requested. When this is done only the users accepted friends can see their page. It has been said that people can hack into pages with web codes, however I tried a few on my own Facebook page to test this theory and found it to be ineffective.
Why are some people so against social sites. Well, one reason is that they can be very addictive (I know this first hand) they can even cause people to neglect work, the key: Set a time limit and don't go overboard!
That's all for now! Until later,
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Samantha Smith was only 5 years old when she wrote a letter to Queen Elizabeth, but that wasn't what made her an important part of history, that happened five years later. In December 1982 at the age of 10 Samantha, who lived in Manchester, Maine, wrote a letter to Yuri Andropov. He was the leader of the Soviet Union. Samantha had been watching the news and reading the paper with her mom and was seeing all the coverage about the Soviet Union and its threat of declaring nuclear war on the U.S. She was concerned about why the relationship between the U.S and the Soviet Union. Here is her letter:
Dear Mr. Andropov,
My name is Samantha Smith. I am ten years old. Congratulations on your new job. I have been worrying about Russia and the United States getting into a nuclear war. Are you going to vote to have a war or not? If you aren't please tell me how you are going to help to not have a war. This question you do not have to answer, but I would like to know why you want to conquer the world or at least our country. God made the world for us to live together in peace and not to fight.
Her letter was published in the Soviet newspaper Pravda. Samantha was glad her letter had been published, but disappointed that she hadn't gotten a reply. She then sent a letter to the Soviet Union's ambassador to the United States asking why she hadn't gotten a reply. On APRIL 26th 1983 she got a response from Mr. Andropov. Click here to read it: http://www.samanthasmith.info/andropov's_response.htm
Samantha ended up being invited to spend two weeks in the Soviet Union with her family. She goes to a summer camp Artek on the Crimean Peninsula. She made a good friend, Natasha Kashirina. Samantha's story goes on and is quite fascinating. She ended up being the first child goodwill ambassador to Russia or anywhere for that matter. Here story however ends tragically. Click here to read how:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samantha_Smith#Death
I hope you liked this new segment!
P.S. Both of those website links contain other good info about Samantha and her life.
Friday, April 23, 2010
There are a few freaky things.
- There's a new side to Obama doing something with his empty senate seat.(Boring!)
- The democrats are having some thing with Coffee to counter act our tea parties, (Who cares?)
- And somebody somewhere did something that ticked dear Obama off. (Regular blah!)
So if any of those sound interesting to you, go to either www.newsweek.com or www.foxnews.com both of those will have the full story for you. I am very tired, and not having the best of days, so I wrote you this. Hopefully I helped someone somewhere know more about what is going on!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Okay, I already told you that I like both. I like TV and Books. I like shows, movies, and such. Some are good some are bad. And it's exactly the same with books, some are good and some are bad. You can't really say much else that everyone can agree on. And I'm not saying it so everyone can agree on it, I just don't really know which to pick. So that's mine. Now what's yours?
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
See ya later! :0)
Libby G.! (I don't know how to make a liberty bell out of symbols! Somebody teach me!!)
Monday, April 19, 2010
Just a quick note to readers. Last week my computer wouldn't let me post my Movie review, so I just reposted it. (Because silly me, I forgot!) So go ahead and scroll down there and read over it. A new one will be posted this week. Thanks everyone!
P.S. Wednesday is Movie day! L.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
- I am currently 13 1/2 years old. So older than 13, but not quite 14.
- I am a book consumer. I will read almost anything, some things just aren't appealing though.
- I love the Lord, he is my best friend. I know in times of heartache he is there.
- I am a great admirer of Sarah Palin, I think she would do swell in Washington D.C.
- I am homeschooled, and enjoy it, although maybe come highschool I won't be?
- I like to spend lot's of time on the internet.
Now you know a little about me Liberty! Thank you for reading my blog.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
So the biggest music highlights are pretty much this,
- Justin Beiber is new on the scene. With his top hit 'Baby' every girl under like 20 is oozing over him (except me!)
- Everyone is getting ready for the ACMA's! Tomorrow is one of the biggest music award cermonies, I can't wait!
Nothing much else really exciting going on in the music scene. Thanks for reading, can't wait until next week.
Friday, April 16, 2010
But anyway back to the subject, one man got a little out of control with his party hating. In fact he was a teacher, he was virtually selling his horrible propaganda through the use of the school's Internet and computer. He was placed on suspension. He had decided that he would crash the parties any way he knew how, he was even going to attempt to take the information of party goers through their social security number, address, date of birth, and so forth. Thankfully the school is checking into this horrendous show of disfavor.
Then our own dear President, was speaking about how he was going to take into consideration the opinion of the republicans, but whilst making that sentimental statement he happened to jab at our tea parties, some how that just rubs me the wrong way. Okay Mr. President, I am glad you are taking into consideration what I say, but how come if I want to attend a political tea party supporting my team you would dare to make fun of that? That bugs me, in more ways then just one!
Alright, here is my piece, this is something that is simply driving me crazy. My life is overly upended over this horrible, dreadful, I have many adjectives to describe this ruling by our supreme court justice from circuit 9. He has ruled that the National Day of Prayer is un-constitutional! Can you believe that???? I am shocked in utter and complete shock! He says that it violates the separation of church and state!!! Oh the angry and fury burning in me at this moment. I feel like my rights as a citizen have been violated. You have the audacity to tell me that praying is against the law? Somewhere in my bill of rights it says that I have religious freedom! Therefore making it totally okay for me to pray whenever wherever, and however I feel the need to. Thanks, but no thanks buddy! I refuse to be told how and when praying is okay!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
New books. This blog is called "I Am The Next Generation" so if anyone read that they would think of new stuff. But I don't mind the new stuff it's really neat the new stuff. They have all the newest gadgets and stuff. Like you don't see lighsabers in Romeo & Juliet. But it's so much more exciting to actually understand most of the stuff you're talking about. You can relate to most of the stuff they talk about. Because if there talking about electronics you are going to understand about iPods, iPhones, & other neat electronics. But when they talk about writing stuff on their slates your first thought is "what in the world is a slate?!" It's a regular thing because most of the time they talk about stuff in the old books is hard to understand because (most of us) we weren't born then. So that's why the newer books have both pros and cons.
Old books. Old books bring back the stuff you remember when your little. It also brings back the history of the years long gone. If you want to do some homework for your history classes you could try looking on "the impossible Internet" or go to your local library and check out a book. It isn't even that hard. You can even order stuff of the library on the Internet. But the new stuff. If everyone talked about the future and stuff we wouldn't be able to understand anything because everyone would be planning ahead that no one would teach you. It is also even good for just plane old entertainment. If you like old there is plenty of books to read about that have excitement, romance, adventure, & etc. It is so much fun (sometimes) to learn about the past and learn about the old frontier, the Renaissance, & and all the wonderful times of the year. It is sometimes the only way to go. That is why older books also have pros and cons.
Whew! That took a little more time than I expected, but it's true almost everything has pros and cons. And they also have fun stuff about them and not-so-fun stuff about them. We just need to sort the not-so-fun stuff out because if we don't we'll just throw away everything, including the fun stuff. WOW!! I'm starting to sound like a fortune cookie, I better go before it gets really bad.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
So, I decided today was shoe day in the wide world of fashion! Everyone's still wearing tennis shoes ... Etnie's, DC'S, Airwalk's, so on and so forth, and don't get me wrong! Who doesn't love an adorable new pair of tennis shoes?? But, let's face it, right now nobody's really that willing to break away from those skin covering shoes just yet. Maybe because all of our feet are so pale...and maybe because we're in desperate need of a pedicure. Just saying! >.> But! It's finally time to break away from those stuffy tennies and get some cute sandals! Let your tootsies breath for the first time in 7 months! Find some open-toe high heels, flats, or colorful flip-flops, and paint your toe-nails. Then go have fun showing off your adorable new spring/summer look! :)
Friday, April 9, 2010
- Supreme Court Judge Jean Paul Stevens retiring!
- Obama and Palin on Nuclear Strategy
- Stupak Steps Dow n
4. Bachmann Tea Party!
5. Obama on calls out Virginia Governor on not mentioning Slavery
Okay so let's start with number 1. Judge Jean Paul Stevens, um, well not much to say. A 89 year old deciding it is time to take a break. Somehow I feel that is a good choice Mr. Stevens! There's also been some controversy over who will be the next Supreme Court Judge. Looks to me like it is in between the ladies. Who knows what President Obama will do?
Next on the docket Obama and Palin on Nuclear Strategy. So Obama called out Palin because she was saying that she believed what the country is currently doing is wrong. It was at a conference, is it all that bad? I mean you are there to share your ideas, thoughts, and opinions. Sarah Palin has as much right as anyone else in this country to use Amendment 1 as anyone else in America. I personally believe Sarah Palin has a better idea about it than anyone else. Obama is simply afraid to be thought of as a cowardous follower. (Although he is!) To let anyone know that he is only following what to people said. I would like to read him the Emperors new clothes.
Anyway, after that we have Democratic Rep. from Michigan stepping down. Personally I am totally okay with this! I am glad that he was pro-life and all, but who truly wanted Health care? No one, health care is a privilege not a right! I am very glad Mr. Stupak is leaving. He is a democrat, leaving that seat open for a republican to take it. And we all know we could use another republican in the house!
Moving on to the Bachmann tea party. Rep. Michele Bachmann had one of those now common place tea parties. She made a took the mic in normal fashion, but when beginning to speak people realized what a connection there is between her and Sarah Palin. She has apparently taken on many characteristics of the well liked Governor. I haven't heard much about her until now, when everyone is chattering about her and Sarah Palins similarities. I personally can't tell how she changed, but some people can.
And finally, Obama calling out the Virginia Governor Reb. Bob McDonnell. Governor McDonnell gave a speech about how April is Confederacy Month in Virginia. He failed to mention anything about slavery even though he was speaking about the Civil War. President Obama became very distraught seeing as Mrs. Obama is a descendant of a South Carolina slave. Governor McDonnell rectified the situation by giving another speech. Okay, so I have a few questions about this, why in the world did it matter? He was giving a speech about the Confederates not about slavery! Gov. McDonnell was in the right in this situation, and yet Pres. Obama felt the need to critizes. Does anybody believe it is maybe because he (Gov. McDonnell) is a rebulican? And doesn't Mr. President have better things to be doing than critizing someone? Just asking!
Alright, I am finished. You are offically updated in the ways of politics. Can't wait until next week.