Thursday, February 23, 2012

11,322 Days Old Today

     First off, for those that aren't mathematically savvy, I accounted for the seven times in my life that a leap year has occurred.  Okay, if I must, I must.  1984. 1988. 1992. 1996. 2000. 2004. 2008.  That's seven extra days to my life.  Why didn't I include 2012 you might ask? (Hopefully you didn't have to.)  It doesn't happen until next Wednesday.  Any who...the following are 31 pictures to go along with the 31 years of my life so far.  Enjoy!!!
































To be continued...

Monday, February 20, 2012

Two Great Songs. One Great Band.

     So I am a fan of Daughtry.  I am not a die hard fan that has everything Daughtry hanging up in my room, but a fan none the less.  There are two songs of theirs that are deep.  They are kind of sad, but DEEP.  For your reading pleasure, here are the lyrics to these two songs...

Daughtry
"Open Up Your Eyes"
Leave This Town

A single rose left to remember
As a single tear falls from her eye
Another cold day in December
A year from the day she said goodbye

Seems it's only been a moment
Since the angels took him from her arms
And she was left there holding on to their tomorrow
But as they laid him in the ground
Her heart would sing without a sound

For the first time you can open your eyes
And see the world without your sorrow
Where no one knows the pain you left behind
And all the peace you could never find
Is waiting there to hold and keep you
Welcome to the first day of your life
Just open up your eyes

A single lifetime lays behind her
As she draws her final breath
Just beyond the door he'll find her
Taking her hand she softly says

For the first time you can open your eyes
And see the world without your sorrow
Where no one knows the pain you left behind
And all the peace you could never find
Is waiting there to hold and keep you
Welcome to the first day of your life

Just open up your eyes as I lay you down tonight
Safe on the other side, no more tears to cry

For the first time you can open your eyes
And see the world without your sorrow
Where no one knows the pain you left behind
And all the peace you could never find
Is waiting there to hold and keep you
Welcome to the first day of your life


Daughtry
"Gone Too Soon"
Break The Spell

today could've been the day
that you blow out your candles
make a wish as you close your eyes
today could've been the day
everybody was laughin'
instead i just sit here and cry
who would you be?
what would you look like
when you looked at me for the very first time?
today could've been the next day of the rest of your life

not a day goes by that i don't think of you
i'm always asking why this crazy world had to lose
such a ray of light we never knew
gone too soon, yeah

would you have been president?
or a painter, an author or sing like your mother
one thing is evident
would've given all i had
would've loved ya like no other
who would you be?
what would you look like?
would you have my smile and her eyes?
today could've been the next day of the rest of your life

not a day goes by that i don't think of you
i'm always asking why this crazy world had to lose
such a ray of light we never knew
gone too soon, yeah

not a day goes by, oh
i'm always asking why, oh

not a day goes by that i don't think of you
i'm always asking why this crazy world had to lose
such a beautiful life we never knew
gone too soon
you were gone too soon, yeah

and not a day goes by
that i don't think of you

*lyrics from www.elyrics.net

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Was Alec Really That Smart?

 
     I saw this picture on Facebook and I immediately thought that the answers to these questions were right up my alley.  There are times where I will be asked a question and my instinct is to be just as smart as Alec, whoever he was.  Here are some examples...

-Student:  "What time do we get out of class?"
 Me, the teacher:  "When the bell rings."

-Student:  "Can I ask you a question?"
 Me, the teacher:  "You just did."
 Student:  "Can I ask you two questions?"
 Me, the teacher:  "What's your question?"

-Student:  "Why?"
 Me, the teacher:  "Because."

-Anytime you ask me an "or" question such as, "Do you like fries or mashed potatoes?" my answer is always "yes."

      There is only one time in my student career that I ever came close to what you see in the picture.  In my 9th grade science class, we had a quiz and on the quiz, one of the questions read, "What is the cause of thunder?"  Siding with Alec, my response was, "Lightning."  It was marked wrong.  I went to the teacher and inquired as to why my answer was incorrect.  She said that it was because I didn't explain how lightning creates thunder.  You have now gained a bit of insight into the crazy mind of Mr. C, aka Crumpy.