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I was recently inspired by an article I read over at Nerd Fitness. It was a how to guide on Living Vicariously. You know how sometimes theres a video or a person you see where you walk away thinking Man, I wish I could do that? Yes.

Well I decided that there are a couple of talents that I want to learn, a second language for one.  Of course I prefer to start with small goals and work my way up.  For this Summer I plan to:

1. Write a minimum of 50,000 words this summer.
I want to improve my writing and to do that I need to practice more. I don’t mean writing a novel, but short stories as well. Just so long as the cumulative is that 50k mark.

2. Swim a mile.
People who’ve read this know I swam a lot last semester. I didn’t continue this semester but I want to return to it. The most laps I did in one night was twenty. A mile is thirty five. I will work my way back up, I swear.  I did this originally to control my back pain and it really is great.

In August I’ll let you know if I managed to keep it up.

What are your summer goals?

Tell me below so we can keep tabs on each other.

 

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Inspiration Friday

I sat down to think and inspire…
I pondered what I desired
To share tonight with you,
I had confetti, and glue
But the cat ate Claire’s homework and she got angry and tripped while storming in the kitchen so dad dropped the iced tea and I slipped when I walked into get a popsicle and now I have no more excuses so goodnight

 

JUST DO IT:

Guest Frydahy Nspirationz! AK FROG drop it like its hot!

So while your usual lyrical mistress recuperates, I’ve hijacked the realm of the boxes of the tools. Knowing that I have unlimited power is a great feeling, and I could totally shape the universe to my will. That being said, instead the princesses wishes will be respected, my plans rejected, thoughts re-inspected, and with no further adieu, Here is a link to something that I assure you, will blow your minds. Watch this mixing of two worlds, and in turn, make something with two flavors not usually associated. I recommend gummy bears and Doritos. seriously

Underwater valley

Smile Wednesday

Things that made me happy today:
1. I wrote a nice story for class
Possible tittles:
My first week at Summer Camp
The Catfish
Something that sounds cool

erm, its a work in progress….

2.  I got a tough assignment at work and I actually know what to do
3. My grandmother helped me in creating a new recipe
4.  My outfit… don’t judge, but it’s fun for me to dress up a little

My reaction–

What are things you are proud you did today?

This is for you:

Oh! Oh! I finally spelled Wednessday Wednesday in the title right on the first try!

Hope the rest of your week is marvelous.
(There I used the m-word, you owe $5 because it is in fact still acceptable to use. You know who you are.)

Inspiration Friday! -Guest Editor

So as you probably know, Elise is not here. While she is off traveling, she has left me (her little sister) in charge of Inspiration Friday. Whether or not that was a good choice is still up in the air…

Let’s just hope I don’t screw it up. 

Anyways! Here are a few inspirational ideas, feel free to pick and choose from them. Or, if you’re feeling brave, combine them all into one glorious piece of art, music, poem, or story. Hey, you could even do a collage! As long as it gets your creative thoughts flowing, then it is all good. 

1. 

 

2. The world just collapsed. Did society literally just fall apart?  What happens now in the post-apocalyptic world? Or was that a metaphor, and we are all ok?

3. “Her cheek bones cut the air like a razor when she walked into the room. Simultaneously, twenty men turned and stared as she sashayed to her seat….” Continue from there. 

4. Make something to accompany the sound “Na Na Nothing” by Mike Doughty. In case you haven’t heard it, here is a link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVbKJP_MJdM (This song is also my latest obsession. <3) 

5.  Q: What’d the monkey say to the banana?

A. “Hey! Get out of here Banana, I’m trying to sleep!”

(Yes, that is a joke a five year old would tell. Deal with it.)

6. 

Painting done by Justin Lee Brown aka Desiderata

Here is his blog: http://dolorosa-reveries.blogspot.com/

Well? Are you feeling inspired yet? 

Good luck in all your pursuits!