May 31, 2004

Happiness is not a Fish that you can Catch

At times in our lives when we may feel like we are so sad and lonely, we sometimes are able to overcome those feelings, and make ourselves feel happy again.

Today was an o.k. day. I got to eat some good food, which is a good thing, but also can be a negative because when I think back on all the calories I consumed in one day it sometimes makes me sad, but I must say when I am consuming them, it makes me very happy! Also, I got to spend time with both of my nieces, and also my nephew, which was fun. I also had two of my friends visit and help consume some of the food with me, which made me feel a little less guilty for eating so much, knowing someone else was eating it too.

Then, after we ate, me, Kate and John went to the East Point lighthouse and took pictures. I'm actually excited to get them developed and see what sorts of good things I hopefully got. It's funny but taking photographs really can make me happy. It's like your taking a moment in time of your life and freezing that moment forever. And the best part about it is, at that particular time when I shot whatever it was that I was shooting, I was in a sense, I am taking happy times and keeping them forever.

Sometimes looking back on photographs can also make me sad, simply because I may be remembering a time when I was happier then I am now, but all in all, I would never take back those times, nor would I want to take back that image of the time. Maybe one day when I am long gone, someone will be able to look back on my photographs and see what my life was like. I wonder what they will think? I wonder if they will know just by looking at my photographs who is who in my life, who meant what to me and so on.

I think I am going to make scrapbooks. I started one, but that one was kinda dedicated to one topic, I want to make more. Ones that I can have for all different occasions. Yeah, I think thats what I'll do...and as for displaying my photographs on here, well um, KATE....can you help me please? If anyone else would like to see some of my most prized photographs, just post it here, and if i get enough requests then maybe kate will be more then happy to help me out.

Posted by Angela at 10:58 PM | Comments (5)

May 18, 2004

What makes an American Idol

Well, I'm probably the only person that watches American Idol, except for my friend at Mandees, Janine, whom I discuss the show with every week...but this post is not exactly about the show American Idol and more about what characteristics should make an "american idol"?

Alright, so last week something took place on American Idol that took oh so many by surprise. One of the most talented people on the show got voted off, and someone with much less talent got saved. This happened twice on American Idol this year where a person that should have been voted off actually made it through for many weeks voting off other much more deserved candidates...but i think i have figured out why.

I think that people are voting on the contestants character more then their talent, and I must say that part of me can understand why. The person that got voted off last week expressed an almost arogant attitude towards her security in the show, and i think that helped insure her demise. Also, I think that people are tending to vote against the judges, when their comments are harsh maybe because they feel sorry for the contestants or something.

Anyway, what i wonder is, what exactly should make up an American Idol? Should it be based solely on their talent, or should their character come into play as well? Should someone who is less talented but a nicer person be able to make it further then someone who is more talented but not as desirable? I guess I'm torn with that question, because I too often find myself rooting for the underdog in certain situations, or wanting someone to win just because they are likable.

Who do you consider an American Idol, or what characteristics do you feel an American Idol should possess?

Posted by Angela at 02:02 PM | Comments (11)

May 04, 2004

A Trip??

Alright, well I know this isn't really my place, and I dont want to step on anybodies toes (John) but I have a suggestion for a trip for us all to go on. You ready for this one? I think we should go visit the Battleship New Jersey, and for a couple of reasons, one of them being selfish, and the other just cause I think it would be fun/cool.

So, the selfish reason would be that in October I have to do a weding on the Battleship New Jersey, and frankly I dont want the first time I ever step foot on it to be the day off. And then I was checking out the website to see about touring it, and it really did look like something fun that we could all do. Oh, and Kate, we could probably take some awesome pictures on there too with like the brige in the background and whatnot. And this would also be a very educational trip because the ship had been in several of our major wars....

Alright, well let me know if you guys think this would be a good idea, and if so i will try and plan something. We can make a day of it and go do some other things in that area maybe too or something, who knows but anyway lets get some thoughts on this subject please.

Posted by Angela at 11:36 AM | Comments (19)