Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Peter and Wendy

I think I might really love this book. When trying to get some homework done at Granny and Grampy's earlier this month, I searched out one of their copies and then Grampy and I had a bit of fun finding out just how much an early 1911 edition would be worth. (Answer: Wow.)
I read it to Granny in the hospital, and we both enjoyed that, I think. (Though I felt a bit self-conscious reading the passages about the "redskins" with one of Granny's fellow patients being a native man!)
Anyway, just now going through it for school again and trying to write an essay on the male and female roles throughout (Answer: men are big babies and women their mothers.) I was reading over movie quotes from Finding Neverland (which I loved before I'd read the book) and found this line:

Porthos dreams of being a bear, and you want to shatter those dreams by saying he's *just* a dog? What a horrible candle-snuffing word. That's like saying, "He can't climb that mountain, he's just a man", or "That's not a diamond, it's just a rock." Just.

It made me smile. And even more so, what I found in the front of my marked-up version of the tale that I'm using for references and the like:

In 1929 J.M. Barrie donated all rights in peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. In 1987, fifty years after Barrie's death, copyright expired under UK law. However, the following year a unique Act of Parliament restored royalty income from all versions of Peter Pan to the Hospital, which means that the very sick children there will continue to benefit from J. M. Barrie's generous gift for as long as the hospital exists.

If only for that, I would love this book - for what it inspires in our hearts and imaginations. After all, all it takes is hope and trust, and a little bit of pixie dust!
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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Copycat for Content

Music Game

Step 1: Put your music player on random.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song. (remember to write down the name of the song for yourself before you move to the next one!)
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly (No lyric hunting! That is cheating!)

1. So there goes my life, passing by with every exit sign...
2. Nighttime sharpens, heightens each sensation... Phantom of the Opera - Music of the Night (Robyn, I am so glad I don't have to disown you lol!)
3. The other day, I got in a fight...
4. Hello, I've waited here for you
5. If you want a lover, I'll do anything you ask me to...
6. As he came into the window, it was the sound of a crescendo...
7. What good is the scheming, the planning and dreaming...
8. There are times when I look above and beyond... Janet Jackson - Together Again (Nice job, Robyn!)
9. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas... (Durrr) The classic - Bing Crosby - White Christmas
10. I don't buy the lines in magazines that tell me what I've gotta be...
11. This one's for all you girls about thirteen... Martina McBride - This One's for the Girls
12. Must have thought I was so strong...
13. Why do we do the things we do, how can we sing...
14. Opened my eyes this morning with a smile on my face... Rascal Flatts - Breakaway
15. Kiss me with the kisses of your mouth...
16. One step closer to the sea wall...
17. When the train rolls by, I'm gonna be ready this time... Dixie Chicks - Ready to Run
18. Panis angelicus fit panis hominum...
19. Everybody took everything that they could and they made a little town...
20. Sometimes it's a pair of old faded denim I know... Sugarland - Wishing (Good job, Terry! I love this song...and the whole album basically!)
21. There's a ship out on the ocean, at the mercy of the sea... Garth Brooks - When You Come Back to Me Again
22. Every sun and moon and star, all declaring who You are...
23. If shame had a face, I think it would kind of look like mine... Good job Constance!
24. Billy Ray was a preacher's son... Son of a Preacher Man - I'll give credit to Tesa and Constance, but the version I have is actually Etta James!
25. Every day is a journal page, every man holds a quill and ink...

Have at 'er! :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Okay, so the whole "pink for October" thing kinda went on two weeks longer than I'd intended, but oh well ;)
This new design is mostly Blogger, but also thanks go to the people at www.myspaceoryours.net who made this lovely graphic initially for a MySpace layout (and Taylor Swift uses it! Oooh! I just bought her album and I love it so far!) and then I "stole" it (It's a free background!) and adjusted it for my own needs.
I like it :) What do you think?