Saturday, August 31, 2013

My new phase in life: College

Ahhhh!! My summer has flown by so quickly. I have lost track of time. It has been a great summer. Not only do we have much better weather than we had last year, but I am also graduated from high school and going off to college. It feel like only a little bit ago I was starting high school. Time flew so fast. I will miss being homschooled but I look forward to this new phase of life that will have so much to offer me, so much to learn, and so much to look forward to.

I am  going to talk a little bit about what I have been doing this summer and what I am going to be doing this up coming school year. I am so excited about school! I also what to let you know that school is going to be a priority in my life and while I love to blog it might have to be set on the back burner for a few months. I will try and schedule posts when I have time so I don't completely fall of the planet. 

I am super excited and really nervous about college. I am really happy about the school that I am going to and I cannot wait to start classes. Which actually start on the 9th of September. So they start really really soon!

I am going to be majoring in music. I have only one class this semester that is not music related. It is a writing class. It is a required class for all first year students at my school and it is mostly to help us get use to writing in college. Other wise I have just music. Which suits me just fine. Although I would not mind taking a history, or literature class. I do enjoy other subjects besides music. I am sure I will have an opportunity to take non-music related classes in the future.

I feel sad to be leaving homeschooling behind. I am not sure how I feel about not being home all day. On the one had glad. I was starting to get tired of always being home. Not that I was always home mind you. I did do other things in my life. I won't be seeing my family every hour of every day. That could make me sad on the other hand it might be a relief to see other people and not be stuck with them. Though I am not sure who would be more relieved me or my family. :)

I have really been enjoying my summer break. I didn't take one last year and I really felt like I needed one. Especially with college starting. Overall I have been enjoying my summer to the fullest extent possible.I have not gotten all the books read that I wanted to, but I have been reading. That is something that I am slightly worried about with college. I keep hearing about how college students who were big readers before college found that they didn't have as much time to read while in school. Reading is a big part of who I am and I don't think I will give it up easily. Honestly what is going to happen is I will be going through some kind of withdrawal. I hope that isn't to true. I know I wont have as much time, but I don't want to completely lose my reading time!

That is what has been going on in my life. Basically I graduated and I feel like my life is starting. I have also realized how completely obliviously happy we are as children. We don't have to worry about anything really. I mean the things we worry about really were not all that stressful to worry about. All that is gone now. I feel like I have now officially said goodbye in a way to childhood. However, I don't really think the kid in us ever truly leaves. We all still wish to go to Hogwarts, or Narnia, or to do what ever it was that we pretended or wished for so hard growing up. 

That is all for now! I hope you have had a wonderful summer. For my Australian friends I hope you have had a wonderful winter. :)

Blessings
~Elizabeth

PS. The pictures are from my senior photo shoot.



Saturday, August 10, 2013

Doctor Who Tag Question 7 & 8

Day 7 - Favorite companions


Martha Jones was the first that I really felt was a true favorite. She was smart. Very smart! She was not the kind of girl who would need someone to come running to save her all the time. She could save herself just as well too. 



I like Amy for similar reason that I like Martha. Amy is a strong inspirational Heroine who doesn't always need to be saved. She is also a red head and Scottish which give her a fierce personality. She is also clever. She may not have the IQ of Martha but she is definitely smart. I was unsure of her when she first came but by the end of her first season I liked her. 



Honestly, who could not love Rory. He is sweet, polite, nice, and very loyal. I like him because he is not the typical macho guy hero for men. He is smart and uses his brain. A bit like the Doctor in that sense. He does not need a gun to defeat his enemies. My sisters and I all agree that Rory is Awesome. 

Day 8 - Least favorite companions


I don't really have a least favorite. I feel that this is unfair, but I do have companions who I feel are not quite well just. I don't know. They just have not completely won me over. 


I go back and forth with Donna. On the one had her personality annoys me, but I know part of her personality is a front to protect herself from being hurt. I also find it interesting that she was truly the Doctor's best friend because she was never really interested in him romantically. She is pretty much like his sister. She also has a soft heart. However her personality makes it very difficult to like her. That is why she falls under least favorite. 


 
I realize what an extreme shocker it is to see Rose under the "least favorite" category. I honestly feel that her character is a bit overrated. She really is not the cleverest companion compared to the others. Not that she is stupid or dumb. I also feel she is at times a bit self centered. Like when the Doctor first regenerated. She was not worried about him. She was worried about herself. She also gave up on him really fast. While I understand how difficult it must have been. I think she was a bit mellow dramatic about it. I like Rose I just do not like her quite as much as Martha, Amy, and Rory. 



PS. I am not sure River qualifies as a companion but is she was She would definitely fall under the favorite category. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Doctor Who Tag Question 6

Day 6 - Favorite Doctors (or do you disagree with the idea of having a favorite Doctor, and like all of them equally?)

Mostly I disagree with the idea of having a favorite Doctor. They are all the Doctor. They are just different portrayals of the same person. No. When regeneration happens there is a different set personality. So if you want to speak in terms of the show they are different personalities of the same character. It is complicated. I may particularly care for a particular personality but I cannot say that I have a Doctor that I particularly dislike at the moment. I can't really say I have a favorite either. I really like them all for different reasons. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Doctor Who Tag Question 5

Day 5 - Least favorite episodes

Right of the top I can say "The Unicorn and the Wasp." Giant flying stinging insect. No. That is the thing of my nightmares. I really liked the idea of meeting Agatha Christy.

"The Idiots Lantern" is another. I just really didn't care for it. Something about it just was not clicking for me. I think I had a heard time with the sucking people faces of with a TV. It just was kind of "huh" thing. Most things in Doctor Who are a bit far fetched but this seemed particularly far. 

"The Lazarus Experiment" It's plot just didn't interest me I don't think it really had anything to do with anything in particular. The episode just was not that interesting to me. 

"Midnight" I found the episode just plain disturbing. Interesting the insight into human nature but disturbing also. It was like some kind of philosophical discussion on what people do in a situation like that. A disturbingly most likely accurate one. However I was thrilled to see Colin Morgan in this episode. (Merlin from the BBC show Merlin)

"The Rebel Flesh" another of the I just really didn't care for the plot points. I found the themes and issues interesting, but the story not very compelling. I really did enjoy the way they tried to deal with the issues. So I don't quite feel it is a least favorite. episode. 

"The God complex" It was just a bit weird, and scary. I did enjoy the themes though. I am very big on good themes. Especially well presented ones. 

Those are my least favorite episodes.