Thursday, April 29, 2010

Nancy Drew

Okay, everyone knows Nancy Drew. Well, most of the people I know. Almost everyone knows about Nancy Drew. She is like a book legacy! She is the best female amateur detective known. I actually have not heard of any others but still. Nancy Drew actually lost her mother when she was between 3 & 7 years of age. I've actually heard both ages mentioned in the death of her mother. Her father, Carson Drew, is one of the best lawyers in River Heights, where she lives.

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

Ok, so today in the wonderfully fabulous gigantic world of fashion the buzz is about graphic tee's, jewelry, and boy shorts/short shorts (who like short shorts??). :D So, this fashion is a little weird to me, but I love trying new things, so whatever! Anyways what's hot lately are patchwork demin jeans (denim jean shorts made out of various colors of denim) with some funky colored tights or leggings underneath! (I'm guessing the leggings are to keep you warm considering we're still escaping winter) Don't forget your graphic tee's. who cares if their funny, or just plain cute! Their seriously in style lately, and finally time for accessories! What's cool here and...not such a new thing... are waist length necklaces, and a whole bunch of bracelets up and down your arms. Their kind of difficult and in the way sometimes (smacking against things) but if you learn to ignore them, their super cute! Anything for fashion right?...Right??

Anyways...until next time! <3
-L!bby G.


A couple of months ago I went to a movie about a trip to a moon far, far away called Pandora, the depletion of that planets natural resources and a race of elongated Smurfs called the Na’vi and their pantheistic relationship with their “mother goddess” Eywa. The story is basically just a piece of environmentalist, liberal, new-age propaganda disguised with beautiful visuals. But speaking of beautiful visuals, AVATar provided the best movie viewing experience. Seeing it in IMAX 3D was just like taking a trip to Pandora. It is absolutely the next step in visual effects just like Star Wars and Jurassic Park.
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

What is Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter? Do these sites protect my privacy? Why are some people so against them? Perfectly logical questions and here are the straight forward answers: Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter certainly aren't the only social sites on the web, but they are some of the most popular. Facebook even has over 400 million active users. Here is a quick rundown on their purposes: Social sites are used by people everywhere as a simple and effective way to keep in touch with family and friends. They are also used by many businesses as a source of advertisement.
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,

-Libby G.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

History- Sunday

Hi! This is a new segment, it's going to be all about ladies and girls who were a part of history. Hopefully I will be able to find one that corresponds with the current date. (Or one near it) Some of them you may know and some of them you may not. Some of them are older and some your age. They all had a cause or purpose and acted upon it. Hopefully they will inspire you. Here is the first.

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.
Samantha Smith

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:'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:

I hope you liked this new segment!

Libby G.

P.S. Both of those website links contain other good info about Samantha and her life.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Okay you may notice that there isn't anything past politics. Because there is really nothing exciting to talk about.
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 or 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!

Libby G.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Books vs. TV! Which is better?

Okay, now this is a hot topic. No one really knows for sure what's better TV or books. I know TV isn't that good for you, and books is good for you (at times) but I never really know which is better. Some people like techno stuff some people like book stuff. But it's hard to tell which is better. Okay, since I almost forgot to blog today I'm going to do something a little bit different. Instead of telling you my opinion (I'll do that later actually) I'm going to ask yours. So I'm going to make a poll and you can vote on it! If you even want to voice your opinion even more you can comment!

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?

The Libster

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Winner of the Best Animated feature film and best scoring, this has to be one of my favorite Pixar Movies! This is a fabulous story about a balloon salesman, Carl Fredrickson, who had always shared a dream with his wife of living in South America at Paradise Falls. Years later Ellie his wife dies, and Carl remembers his promise to taking her to Paradise Falls. At age 78, his adventure begins when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away! As you would imagine, Carl is very surprised when he hears a knock at the door hundreds of feet in the air. He finds an eight year old wilderness explorer named Russell and together, they land in South America and have an adventure that neither one could have ever dreamed of!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fashion- Eco Friendly Makeup!

I have read today that there are lots of eco friendly make ups. Although I don't wear a ton of makeup it is good to know. When I first read it I laughed a little inside and thought how funny it would be if they were only green and brown, eco colors. Although they are not, the containers and such are. It is an excellent way to do your part for the envoirment. :) So if you glop it on in the morning, this is a great idea for you! ;) Something ot think about. Hope to see some of you using the new products. Here is a list of good ones

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

Quick Note!

Hi everyone!
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!
Libby G.

P.S. Wednesday is Movie day! L.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Random Sunday!

Hey, I know I don't normally post on Sunday, but I am bored out of my gourd. So I am going to explain somethings about me.
  • 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.

Libby G.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Music-First Post!

I apologize profusly for not posting last week on Saturday or Monday! I feel terrible, but I just completly forgot, my life became very busy, so I feel very bad. But sometimes life gives you choices and I chose the other and not to blog, my apologies! But I will continue on with my music post.

So the biggest music highlights are pretty much this,
  1. Justin Beiber is new on the scene. With his top hit 'Baby' every girl under like 20 is oozing over him (except me!)
  2. 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

Politics- Or should I say Poli-Ticks?

So as I scrolled through the highlights of today's politics I realized many of them have to do with today's Tea Party's. A sort of play of the Boston Tea Party of the 1770's. In fact one of them was in Oregon, a state practically on top of my state, it is about a 2 1/2 hour drive from my house to get to Portland, Oregon. Yesterday was as many of you know tax day here in our amazing country. Yesterday was the day you file your taxes, if you haven't already done so.
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

Books, On Old & New

The reason that I decided to talk about old books and new books is because I think it is high time to talk about old books compared to new ones. Okay so here it goes:

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

Movies/Mr.Smith Goes to Washington

I recently watched the 1939 black and white movie, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, staring Jimmy Stewart, and I found it to be a captivating story! It's about an honest, ordinary man, named Jeff Smith, (Jimmy Stewart) who gets sucked into the scandalous twist of politics when he is appointed as a Stooge-State-Senator. It's so refreshing to see him stay true to his convictions, and fight for what's right to the very end! The only thing that I think that could make this movie any better, is to have it as a modern, true story! And, who knows? One day it might happen!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fashion - Shoes! :D


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

Politics-The Run Down

So, I am not exactly sure what to write about today. I am thinking I will do a couple hot items off the press today. Give you some info about them, and then begin to talk about them.

  1. Supreme Court Judge Jean Paul Stevens retiring!

  2. Obama and Palin on Nuclear Strategy

  3. 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.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Books, What Can I Say?

I'm am super excited about all of the books being published lately. I will name some of them and state my opinion. So here I go:

  • Nancy Drew: I happen to like this books they are exciting and make you want to keep reading. I really love reading these books.

  • Left-Behind Adult: Now this is really cool book. I have to admit they sometimes can be too real. The authors did a good job.

  • Alex Rider: Really exciting, it just so happens that a new one came out it's called Crocodile Tears. Really good book, not to mention creepy-ish.

  • Twilight: I don't really know much about these because my parents don't like these books, and I agree with them. So there is my opinion.

  • Others: Now I wish that I could add more and more books but I can't because I don't have that much of a opinion on things I don't read. That's just me.

Well, before I even think about leaving. I should get a point across that I LOVE READING! I think is the best thing to do before bed (or during). It is really exciting, TV still can argue but so can books. I personally do lean to reading, but that's just me. Now thanks for reading my gibberish. I really hope whoever is reading this lonely blog will stay tuned (uh oh, now I'm talking like a TV, GREAT)!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Movies/The Blind Side

I absolutely loved The Blind Side! It really was a good, funny, Christian conservative movie which I don't normally see. It won so many Academy Awards, and most of the time I don't agree with the judging. But this time, we must have been thinking alike. The best part is that it's based on a true story! Sandra Bullock was fabulous in the role of Leah Anne Tuohy. She played a strong, plucky, conservative Christian mom who, with her family's approval, takes in and adopts an unwanted, homeless teen who changes their lives, just as much as they change his.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Spring is back! - Fashion

Hey! So...It's Spring, right? You know what that means...Color is back! Yay! :) Time to say Au Revoir to long sleeves and dark, boring colors. It's time to pull out those solid color tanks and short-shorts of every color! Purple, Pink, Yellow, and Blue! :D Have fun with them! And everyone knows it's about to start getting hot again, so short hair is back. Ponytails and shoulder-length hair...because, really? Nobody wants something long and lifeless hanging over their neck and shoulders, making them feel all yucky. So chop it off or pin it up! And have fun flaunting colors again this Spring! ^.^

Monday, April 5, 2010

Internet-The Big Search!

Okay, so every once in a while you need information, but don't know where to get it. So you get on a search engine. Maybe you use, Bing, Google, Ask, even MSN. Each one has its strong and weak points.
Bing-Amazing search engine, soothing, but has about 50 babzillion things you don't actually want to see!
Google-Depending on your search this one is pretty good, you have to click on each O seprately and it probably brought up about 14 more pages than you actually wanted!
Ask-My favorite! Aww, the wonderfulness that is Ask, it is quick,easy, and efficent. Not bringing up anything you don't actually want. (Except every once in a while.) This also saves your history, a big plus. You can also customize it to be anyway you want!
MSN-This is just basically confusing and boring. Not really much to say about it. Although sometimes it is best when you only want 4 choices!
That's the Big Search!