Monday, June 7, 2010

Pictures for my leaky friends!!!

Hey guys, this is a short post, but i'm posting pictures on here for my friends on leaky lounge who want to see pictures from england.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Wow, our trip to England was so amazing! I already miss it: the temp, the countryside, the city. Let me make this clear. NOT THE SODA!!! their soda doesn't have corn syrup in it or much carbonation, therefore making it taste flat. It was disgusting!!! The first thing I did after we got back was drink a large cherry coke at chick-fil-a. Heaven. I edited a few pictures out of the 548 that i took in all. yes i know, that's a lot. I figured I would post all the edited ones on here for whoever reads this blog (if anyone does).

Monday, March 29, 2010

Off To Jolly Old England

Ok Internet...I'm mere hours away from flying off to England!!! I cannot wait! I've been going over my packed things again and again tonight making sure that I have everything. Our flight leaves from Newport News at about 3pm tomorrow and we fly up to Philadelphia where we are on about a 5.5 to 6 hour layover. We might get to go out and explore the city a little. I'm hoping to get to go to my favorite cheesesteak place in Liberty Square at the Bourse. Stay tuned for pictures because I will put some up every night if I can! Our flight from Philadelphia to London leaves around 10pm I think and we will be getting to London at about 4:30 our time, around 9:30 in London. Right after we get there we will drive to Oxford to take a tour of Christ Church so we can hang around with Elizabeth and Mom. Also, scenes from several of the Harry Potter movies were filmed in Christ Church! How exciting!!! I'm hoping to be able to tour the Cotswolds, which is what my mom and Mrs. Fletcher did today. They had a personal tour guide named Ginny. They saw all these old buildings with thatched roofs and walked around in the countryside. I am so excited but nervous too because I have never gone out of the country before. Oh well. I'm going to leave you at this. I will attempt to post something whilst in England but I cannot guarantee anything. I will most likely be either sleeping or out somewhere at all hours of the day AND night. Anyways...GOODNIGHT!!!!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Blah Blah Blah

I wanted to start out with stating how stupid KE$HA's song, Blah Blah Blah is. Here, take a look for yourself:

Ok, well I am reaching that point where I am really missing my sister. It's about 11 days until my dad, Rachel & I leave for England. I think the first thing that I do when I see her is run up to her and hug her for about 5 minutes! I don't know what I am going to do when Rachel leaves this fall. It's going to be very strange with just my parents and I alone in the house. Just 2 months 'til she graduates. *sigh*

Well, I am beginning my Junior research paper and I think I have chosen a very interesting topic: the 9/11 conspiracy theories. I think I will end up trying to prove that the evidence is too overwhelming to even think that our government was involved or that missiles hit the towers and the Pentagon. I am currently reading a book called Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up To The Facts, which was put out by the magazine, Popular Mechanics. It pretty much goes through every mainstream theory and gives evidence against it and explains why it is not true. I admit before I started reading it I was convinced that it wasn't a plane that hit the Pentagon and that it was explosives along with the planes hitting the towers that caused the collapses. Although now I have heard both sides of the story and I choose to believe the anti-conspiracy story. The paper is going to be due around the end of April which will be adding to my already piled up stress this year (although I know it's not as great as college kids...especially Elizabeth).

It will be nice to be able to take a break for a little more than a week. We are leaving in about 11 days to fly over to England. We are flying out of Newport News up to Philadelphia. Later that night we are taking an overnight flight to Heathrow. We will then probably be picked up by my mom who will have been there for about a week already and we will drive for about an hour to some military base where we are staying in a TLF sort of house called "The Sterling House". We get 3 days to explore London which I am looking foward to doing. I really want to go to Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum so I can take pictures next to all these famous people and make people back here jealous =D. I'm not sure what we are going to do after those 3 days. Oh well, at least I know we will all have a lot of fun.

Farewell Internet until next time. Off I go again to Harry Potter weekend on ABC Family.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

2012 Election

I know it's only 2010, but the talk of the 2012 election is rampant and the beginnings of campaigning for it will be at the earliest late this year maybe early 2011. As you know, the wonderful Sarah Palin confirmed that as of now, she is planning on running for the 2012 ticket; however, she says that if another Republican steps up that she believes will offer more to America, then she will step out of their way. Also, Bob McDonnel kind of hinted to one of my friend's parents (who were the photographers hired for his Governor election and the events surrounding his inauguration) that if he did run in 2012 and he won, then he would hire them again to do his Presidential election. I think that they are both going to run for office, and one of them will most likely become the Republican candidate for 2012. If this happens I would hope that the one who is selected will ask the other to be the Vice Presidential candidate. I think either Sarah Palin or Bob McDonnel would make an excellent choice to replace Obama, because...come you really think that he will be re-elected for a second term? If he does I will be EXTREMELY surprised. And I can assure you that I will NOT be voting for Mr. Obama. This brings me to my next point. My last post I talked about respecting Obama. Ok, I think that I can disagree with him and discuss things that he does that I don't like without being disrespectful. Ok, I was just trying to get across that what I'm about to say is not hypocritical. When he ran on the Democratic ticket in '08, I think that the Black community of America saw that a black man was running for office so they decided to vote for him just so we could have a black president, because this would be a great leap foward for black Americans. Don't get me wrong, I fully support having a black president, I despise all that racist crap that people are STILL holding on to. GET OVER IT! I just think that his skin color is the major factor that decided the election. The thing is, now a lot of those people that voted for him are regretting it because of things that he has and will do, mainly in the area of healthcare. And the congress is pretty dumb right now. Did you know that they don't have to follow any national healthcare bills that are passed? They are safe where they are because they are the Congress and they are more important than us. If they were really representitives of us, they would follow the same laws and have the same healthcare as us, then this healthcare bill wouldn't even be in the works anymore. Virginia and other states are currently working on passing laws that say that you won't be required to buy health insurance. What will happen is that if these laws become active and for some strange reason Obama's bill is passed, this will cause a Constitutional crisis. Either the states are going to sue Congress or Congress is going to sue the states which pass the laws. I'll look foward to seeing how this all plays out, and GUESS WHAT! I'm going to just be entering the political arena when this all comes in to motion.


Friday, February 5, 2010

A little bit of worry...

Sometimes I ask God, "Why would you let us have such a president as Obama during this time in our country? It's the last thing that we need." I think I'm experiencing the same feelings that my mom felt when Bill Clinton was president back in 1993 - 2000. I struggle daily with feeling an intense hatred towards Obama for what he's done in the past year in office, and for what he's doing now and also for what I'm assuming that he might do. 1 Timothy 2:1-4 says clearly that we are asked to pray for our leaders and those in authority over us: "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; FOR KINGS, AND ALL THAT ARE IN AUTHORITY; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth." I believe that it is ok to disagree with our president; however I must respect him and what he says unless of course it speaks directly against what God says in the Bible.

On Wednesday in youth group, JP presented the Owl City music video for Fireflies and read Adam Young's testimony and why he wrote that song. He said that he suffers from insomnia but mostly because he worries all the time and he talked about how the Bible tells us not to worry. It tells us to cast our worries and petitions on God and He will take care of us according to how He sees fit. I realized that I've been worrying too much about our country and president and it is not acceptable.

on a different note....please enjoy this lovely trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One

Monday, January 18, 2010


I just saw the 2012 movie made me realize how stupid this all is. Yeah, people are going to freak out when 12-21-12 comes around, but hey, I'm going to Heaven, so if anything happens that might exterminate the human race, then I'm set...

Haha...yeah a short post

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Into the West: best soundtrack song ever

Hey I just wanted to share with you this song from the soundtrack to The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. It's called Into the West. It's sung by the amazing Annie Lennox.

Here's the video:

Here's the lyrics:
"Into The West"

Lay down
Your sweet and weary head
Night is falling
You’ve come to journey's end
Sleep now
And dream of the ones who came before
They are calling
From across the distant shore

Why do you weep?
What are these tears upon your face?
Soon you will see
All of your fears will pass away
Safe in my arms
You're only sleeping

What can you see
On the horizon?
Why do the white gulls call?
Across the sea
A pale moon rises
The ships have come to carry you home

And all will turn
To silver glass
A light on the water
All souls pass

Hope fades
Into the world of night
Through shadows falling
Out of memory and time
Don't say: «We have come now to the end»
White shores are calling
You and I will meet again

And you'll be here in my arms
Just sleeping


And all will turn
To silver glass
A light on the water
Grey ships pass
Into the West


I absolutely love this song...I am doing "Music, Movies, and Other Pop Culture Artifacts", a.k.a MMOPCA, in Mr. Mosely's Bible class this friday. MMOPCA is where we usually listen to a couple songs and then discuss what worldview is shown in the song. I'm using this song for the upcoming Friday. I have thought about it for a while and I believe that it is a Christian worldview. All I can picture is God comforting someone who just lost a loved one. He is telling them that it's all going to be ok...because when He calls them home too, He will be waiting for them with open arms. At least, this is what I believe it is saying. J.R.R. Tolkien was after all a Christian. Some of these lyrics come directly from the last chapter in The Return of the King.

I hope you enjoy this song, Internet!

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Musical and other things

Well, I've told you about how I'm doing a musical this year right? Well, it's caused me to not do track this year. I'm sort of regretting it, but then again, I am really excited about doing this musical.

I sent an email to the track coach asking him about certain things that I could do this year to still be involved in track but without being on the team. My idea was to come to as many practices as I can to be an assistant/unofficial coach for the throwers since that is what I do on the track team. I figured that I could be there to help the throwers with their techniques and in the process, work on my throwing for next year. I basically just told him what I wanted, and if he says no, then I will just have to find my own time to practice with the discus and shotput for my senior year.

Well I guess that's all for now. I will post sometime later...I don't know when

Thursday, January 14, 2010

That time in your life where you are making decisions about your future that's too complicated to put into 2 simple words for this title

I've really been stressed out about the upcoming graduation. Rachel will be leaving us for Cedarville to pursue her career in musical education. Elizabeth is well on her way to becoming an English or History professor at some prestigious school. Then, there's me. I feel like God is telling me that I need to do something to do with kids. I love doing puppets, so maybe I can do that for kids at a church. I don't know. There's so many possibilities.

Lately I made the decision to not date until I am absolutely looking for someone to marry. I've only ever had 2 girlfriends, but I feel like God is telling me to avoid all the unnecessary drama that comes with highschool and dating . Oh well, that's high school for you.

Onward towards March 30th when I get to go to England and see my beloved sister! I will keep you guys updated as we decide what we want to do over there.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Name

I changed the name of this blog to The Pensieve. It seems more fitting for me. If you know me then you would understand. Haha I am a total Harry Potter nerd. I know the answers to some questions in the books that the average person would not know. Anyways, for you undeducated people, the pensieve is a bowl-like contraption where wizards and witches can actually pull memories out of their minds with their wands and place them in vials. They take the vials and pour the memory into the pensieve if they would like to relive the memory. It pretty much is a filing cabinet for your memories. Pretty sweet huh? Credit for the name idea goes to that one person. You know who you are!

Funny American Idol Audition

Ok guys, just a quick post.

I was watching American Idol tonight and I thought about some old auditions and I found this one and thought it was really funny! Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Wouldn't you agree that we, as humans, make pretty dumb choices in our lives? Matt Wilson came and spoke in chapel on yesterday. He mentioned about how he had a tough time respecting his coach. I said to myself, well, I don't like the basketball coach that is here now and I don't play basketball so I'm excused from that...I can disrespect him if I want to. WRONG!

Just because I may not have liked him when he coached in track and maybe I don't like him now, but I still need to respect him. He is my elder and the Bible tells us that we need to respect our elders. This is something that I've been struggling with for a long time. Especially in the past year with the whole Obama thing.

I really have been talking down about Obama to my friends and family and I am wrong to do that. I need to pray for and support my leaders. I can disagree with him, but that does not give me the right to go around badmouthing him. He's the President of the United States of America for goodness sake! *sigh* God, you know how dumb I am. Heck, you probably sit up there on your big white throne and laugh your head off at some things that I do. Oh well. At least I know that I will be forgiven for everything that I do wrong if I just ask it of you! YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!! Thank you God!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Calamity Jane

Wow this school-year I'm doing something that I never thought that I would've done. I'm going to be in a musical. I auditioned for the role of "Henry Miller" in Calamity Jane. I'm kind of excited about it. I have the most major minor character if that makes any sense. I'm giving up track this year to do it so I'm hoping it goes well. I think it will, since we have an awesome cast. I have my script and I've been looking over it a lot. A week from tomorrow we are going to block the 1st scene, which means we are going to act out the whole first scene and decide who's going to stand where and everything else. Oh well, I will keep you guys updated!

Saturday, January 9, 2010


I am the type of person who does not accept change well. I like things to stay the way they are if I am content. Right now I'm struggling with the idea of me growing up. I can't stay young and in high school forever! I took it very hard when Elizabeth graduated in '07, and now Rachel is getting ready to graduate and I will have to get used to living in a house by myself with my parents. No more Wizbis, no more Wachel. *sniff* *sniff* Life must go on. I must move up to my senior year this fall and begin choosing what I want to do with my life. The thought terrifies me daily, but I know that God has already planned out what my life will be and I am confident that He knows what's best for me.

It's been pretty hard the past few months dealing with the upcoming departure of our beloved youth/associate pastor: Chuck Newman. This is one of those things that happens, but you never expected it to. I still remember the Sunday when Pastor Dave made the announcement back in October and now it is January and Chuck is already just another member of the church. I am excited for the future of our youth group, though. We have great potential coming up from middle school this coming year and also we have great people leaving yet again coming this fall.

I'm down to the last 3 semesters of my high school career and I am excited finally because I know somewhat of what I want to make of my life. Cedarville University, the college that Rachel will be attending this fall, has a traveling puppet team called The Master's Puppets. They are coming to Denbigh this summer to do our VBS and I am excited to be working with them. As of right now, what I want to do is to start/help with a puppet team at the church I end up at and also to work at a local children's theater, preferably Christian.

Oh well, I better go. My sister's kicking me off the computer! I must bid you adieu.


Well, I thought that this England thing was going to be pretty easy. Just another one of those times when Elizabeth is heading off to college for yet another semester of studying her brains out. She's been gone for 2 days, and I already miss her like she just left for college the first time! Oh well, I'm happy for her. She will do so well in Oxford. I have a sneaky feeling that she will become the next C.S. Lewis! haha

As of now we are going over to England to visit her on the 30th of March and I bet it will go extremely slow until that day. I just cannot wait to go see her!