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Happy Fall Y’all September 29, 2011

Filed under: postaday2011,Uncategorized — Sheena @ 4:48 pm
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When I walked outside for the past few mornings I get a chill that runs down my spine and I know summer is leaving me and Mr. Winter is on his way. I am not gloomy about the changing of the seasons because I am not a summer or winter person per se. Out of the four seasons my favorites are spring or fall. Spring is the rebirth, were everything is coming back to life but fall is the total opposite, it is the dying off of summer but welcoming the upcoming Holidays. I am pleased to welcome the fall this year because it gives me that warm fuzzy sensation in my soul. When I think of fall I think of camping, grill out with our friends, watching football, and the lovely change that occurs in the trees in east Tennessee. However, the main reason I adore the change in the seasons is I know the holidays are slowly approaching.

With fall you have October and with October you have Halloween and I love this holiday! Why? Mainly because it is the only time of the year you can go back to your childhood and dress up in costumes and act crazy and no one cares. Halloweens brings out the haunted houses, corn mazes, and most important the Halloween parties.


Then following October is this its brother November and in November you have Thanksgiving.I truly enjoy this holiday nowadays, primarily because I have starting cooking dinner at our house. No more running here and there, at last we have a holiday we can relax with our family and friends without watching the clock.

When Mr. Winter makes his début in December, you have the Christmas season. This is my all time favorite time of the year for many reasons but the main one would be I love how everyone is in a good and cheerful mood. I enjoy putting up the tree, decorating the house, and wrapping gifts for family and friends.

I always welcome the change in the seasons. It gives you a chance to put the past behind and look forward to what is to come. I just wanted to take the time to say to everyone: Happy fall y’all

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins September 27, 2011


This is a first-class series by Suzanne Collins that I have been trying to read since the first book came out in 2008. I started The Hunger Games, two weeks ago and have finished the additional two books, Catching Fire and Mockjay, in less than 2 weeks. That is speedy for me since I only get to read on my two 15 minute breaks at work and on my lunch.

I will begin my review with Hunger Games. The book starts in a post-apocalyptic setting, 16 year old girl named Katniss who lives in Panem, what use to be called North America, is trying to survive every day-today life in district 12. The ruling authority is the Capital, located in the Rocky Mountains, has the overriding power of all districts in. Many of the people in district 12 die from starvation and get no help for the Capital. The Hunger Games are an annual televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl from each of 12 districts to fight to the death. The Hunger Games exist to demonstrate that not even children are beyond the reach of the Capitol’s jurisdiction. Katniss little sister, Prim, is chosen in her district to go to the games however Katniss volunteers to take her sisters place. The book continues with Katniss preparing for the games and her will to survive in the arena with the other 23 players.

I adore this book. It isn’t my standard subject matter I would normally read, but that is why it is so excellent.

 

This is a MUST READ. Plus it is going to be a movie in March 2012.

 

Movie Review: Moneyball September 26, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sheena @ 4:57 pm

 

It has been awhile since I have written in my blog. My life has been tremendously busy but I will start trying to keep up better. To start back off, I wanted to do a movie review for Moneyball. The movie we went to see on Friday night our friends.

The movie’s general information: This is based on a true story. Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball’s conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget he uses statistics. Moneyball is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system.

The movie has many famous faces in it: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Hoffman and Robin Wright (Jenny from Forest Gump)

Rotton Tomatoes gives it 94%

I give it a Must See! This is a great movie just like any baseball game; Moneyball has its sluggish points. But while you’re waiting for something of substance to happen, there are plenty of worthwhile glimpses behind the scenes of a low-budget baseball club to keep your interest.

 

“How can you not be romantic about baseball? ”