• "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of it's creed: "We hold these truths to self-evident that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be to the sit down together at the talbe of brother-hood...I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of character." -Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial
  • "But when a long train of abuses and usurptions pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them uder absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards to their future security." -Declaration of Independence
  • "There are no safe choices, Miss Temple. Only other choices." -A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  • "If you are a painter, paint. It doesn't mean you have to paint Jesus into every picture, just paint good. If you paint good enough, then people will aask why you do what you do." -Issac Slay; The Fray (on why the band doesn't use the name of Jesus in every song)

Friday, June 24, 2011

One more month too go...

It's official: my application for the Extreme Mustang Makeover was approved and I've got one more month to go until Marsha and I travel to Mississippi and pick up our mustangs! I am VERY excited about this and getting more excited as the pick-up date gets closer, which was moved to the weekend of July 22. I've been nearly jumping around in my bedroom whenever I think about it (the reason I nearly is cause I learned my lesson about jumping around in my room after I smashed my hand through a glass ceiling lamp. Not fun; still got the scars from that incident.).

I'm still coming up with different to name my mustang, though I won't officially decide on one until I actually see him. But I do have several names ranging from old muscle car brands, names from books I really like, a few translated in Latin, a couple from different Ancient culture mythology (cause I'm nerd like that and love mythology), and a couple from some old western tv shows I'm into. There are a couple I really, really love and several I really like, so even though the list keeps slowly getting longer, it's also pretty short since I keep coming back to those select few names I've got. It also helps that I know my mustang will be a three-year-old gelding, but I don't know what color it will be. Most likely either a bay, black, or sorrel. Those three colors are what makes most of these un-adoptable since everyone wants the pintos, grays, grullos, cremellos, palominos, etc. I also don't know how tall he will be. For all I know, I could be getting a pony-sized mustang! LOL So besides not knowing the color or height of the mustang, choosing names has gotten quite easier since I have a pretty good idea what I'm going to be looking at for the most part. I will be sure to get on here several more times with updates before the pick-up date and I will definitely try to bring my laptop with me to Mississippi and post pictures and such of my new mustang. Plus, I can't go without doing some sort of writing on my laptop.

Which reminds me of another update I've been meaning to post about. Come November, I will be joining in on the National Novel Writing Month contest! In essence, I have to write a 50,000 word novel in thirty days. It will be very challenging, especially since in order to get it done in time, I have to do away with be finicky about grammar and such (which will be extremely hard, since I'm a perfectionist about grammar and spelling-ask anybody) but instead just write out a story with all abandon. Even though the rules of the contest state that I have to start officially writing the story on November 1st, I can draw out an outline so I can keep to a plan on how my story is going to draw out. I still have yet to figure out what I'm going to write about, but I'm going to talk to several of my friends who will be doing the same thing and brainstorm with them. I've also gotten on the website and browsed through their forums for any ideas on the matter. It is definitely going to be fun!

All I have too say is when December rolls around, I won't know what to do with myself! LOL

Until next time friends!

Shabbat Shalom,

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Getting Closer...

The countdown has begun! Well actually, the countdown began last month really but still, it's no less exciting that in less than two months, I will be travelling to Mississippi with my trainer to pick up my mustang and start the Extreme Mustang Makeover challenge! As the date ticks closer, I have been getting more and more excited about getting my mustang. Whatever reservations I had in the past about training a mustang have been replaced with confidence; it's helped that I've regained my confidence in my riding since my fall a couple or so months back and I've been helping my trainer with both of her Supreme Mustangs (the Supreme Mustang Makeover is essentially the same thing as the Extreme Makeover, but instead of the mustangs being 3-4 years old, these mustangs are 5-6 years old and considered "unadoptable" because of their age). I simply cannot WAIT until I can get started on my own mustang! It's going to be a hectic summer and fall, but it's well worth it!