Thursday, August 25, 2011

Here Are Some Random Thoughts

You know how you read something, and you totally agree with what the author is saying? Or it's the other way around and you think they're crazy? I think that is the beauty of blogging. I love being able to write whatever I want, whether people actually read it or not (the signs point to not), and knowing that some of my readers are nodding their heads in agreement and the others want to check me into the loony bin. That is OK with me.
I read blogs more than I write on mine, a true but sad fact. But here is another true fact: I love writing on my blog. Obviously, hardly anyone reads it. I have heard people saying that they have a life, why would they need a blog? But to me, blogging is different. I like having a place (outside my journal) to record my completely random thoughts, things I like, etc. I know that no one reads it, but that is kind of the point. I am not writing this to be read and get a million comments (although that would be nice and I would love that, too); I am writing it for me. I like it. And that is all.
That being said (as I step down from my little soap box), I cannot believe summer is pretty much over! Time is always passing more quickly than I think it should. I mean, I have been married for two months now and that is just plain shocking to me! Summer is over and it is back to school... *sigh*.
I cannot honestly tell you whether I am excited for or seriously dreading school. Probably somewhere right in between. I am having a very big problem deciding on a major. A big, big problem. I am not very good with decisions. At all. And the fact that there are so many things I like and could see myself doing... How am I supposed to decide what I want with all those choices? But alas, I have approximately four (or less) months to decide. That is a daunting thought. Wish me luck.
I am trying out some computer classes this semester. If I like that general area (and am good at it), I might try something like that. I am particularly excited for my digital media class. I think that could be fun. We'll see how it goes.
One thing I like about school is that I see it as another chance at a new beginning. I know we have New Year's Eve for that, but starting a new school year has always seemed like a better place for goals and resolutions. So I am going to make a few.
* I want to keep up my good grades, but not be a hermit. Is this possible? I do not know, but I want to try. I want time to spend with Brad, and my family, and my friends.
* I don't want to give up my books! I love reading. I can't stand not being able to pick up a good book, curl up, and read it. School takes up a lot of my time, but I definitely need my reading time. So I am going to make a goal to read at least two books a month during school. Hopefully I can read more than that!
* I want to be able to blog more. I am not going to plan it, I'm just going to blog when I feel like something needs to be said.
Alright, I think I have been random enough for one night. If anyone is reading this, leave me a comment!
Randomly yours,

Saturday, August 6, 2011

All Is Well...

Alright, so I know it's been almost a month, but can we talk about Harry Potter for just a minute? K, thanks. I acknowledge my geekiness almost daily, but when it comes to Harry Potter, I kind of morph into a mega-geek. I just happen to LOVE everything about the world of Harry Potter.
I have practically grown up with Harry, Ron, Hermione, and the entire cast of characters. I was about nine when I read The Sorcerer's Stone, and let me just say how terrified I was of the unicorn killing creature (AKA Professor Quirrell/ Voldemort) in the Forbidden Forest! But I fell completely in love with JK's wizarding world, with Hogwarts, and everything to do with her books. I literally grew up with these books!
Not only are these books about good conquering evil, love winning out above all, and the power of your imagination, they are also about friendship. Harry, Ron, and Hermione taught us all about friendship, even when we are completely frustrated at our best friends or insanely jealous of them. They stayed together through it all, and that is what true friendship is all about.
The final movie was, in a word, amazing. Being able to see everything in the books happen on the big screen is awesome. I could go on and on about every specific part I loved, but that could take ages! And OK... I might have cried a little. Or a lot. I am so attached to those characters that I just couldn't help it. I am sad that it is all over, but happy that we now have it all forever and that so many people love Harry Potter just like I do. It is not an ending, but a beginning.
Thanks, JK Rowling, for writing such an amazing, incredible story and for sharing it, and your beloved characters, with us all.
Truly Yours,