Saturday, December 11, 2010

Yay for the Weekend!

Well, I am SO glad its the weekend!!!

This past week of school has been stressful, stressful and stressful!!!

I seem to be using exclamation points rather a lot today...

I'm dropping my Spanish course at the semester.
Which in itself is a long story in itself...
I guess a good summary is that the course was written by morons.
And that, that is the truth...sadly...

I'm immensely enjoying my forensic science course.
In fact, its my favorite well as my best.

Web design is going well, though I think the hardest part is definitely having some inspiration to be able to make the page, compared to that all the HTML is a breeze!

But on to something a little less tiresome.

I've started reading some new books.

I began Misguided Angel the newest installment in the Blue Bloods series by Melissa De La Cruz the other night. I'm hoping that this book will live up to the caliber of the previous novels, but I am a bit of a skeptic as I have heard from quite a few different people that nothing happens. I guess I'll see. (I would like to point out, for the record, for those of you that care, that no this is not a Christian book. In fact it is a vampire series. You can read more on why I actually have enjoyed them and a bit about what they're about, here on C&G.)

Due to the popular demand and rave reviews for The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, as well as my love for the Gregor the Overlander series, I've gotten The Hunger Games on audio book from my library to put on my iPod (I've been listening to audiobooks more than reading lately due to school).

I finished reading Torment by Lauren Kate a week ago now, and while it wasn't quite as good as its predecessor Fallen (my review can be found on GoodReads just click the book cover above) it was still an awesome book and I'm definitely looking forward to the third installment, Passion to be released next summer!

I've heard that the movie adaptation of The City of Bones is in the works.

Now, I absolutely enjoyed reading The City of Bones...for the first three fourths of the book...and then came the little plot twist that really just messed up the whole thing...the author definitely could've left it, while it was very well written and a mostly enjoyable read, I'm not going to suggest it for most, especially more conservative readers.

Now, I have a quick reading-related question for all of you readers of blogs and books alike out there.
Has anyone read Incerceron?

I'm welcome to book suggestions, comments and reviews alike!

P.S. I finished up the new blog design and figured it all out, and am wondering what all of you are thinking of the new format, so head on over to the top of the sidebar and vote on the poll (or you can comment ;).

The Difference Between Boys And Girls

There are more than just the obvious differences between the male and female of the human species...

Some are harder to notice, and can only be found by the most keen and observant person.

For example...when chatting on one of the various social networking sites, or through your e-mail provider, a extreme difference in chatting habits...

Where a girl will just say "brb" (be right back) when she has to leave the chat, a guy will go to this length:
"hold on a sec i got to go to the bathroom"

When a girl gets back, she'll simply say:

When the guy gets back its:
"all better!!!"

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Ultimate Gift

"I plan on knowing Jason for the rest of my life" -Emily

Looking for something to watch this weekend?

I don't know if any of you have ever seen The Ultimate Gift, but it is a truly, awesome movie.

Not because it was packed with action or filled with famous actors.

Not because it has state of the art effects or death defying thrills.

But because it is a touching, and beautiful story, stunningly portrayed by the actors.

          "Will bring tears to even the coldest of hearts."
                    - The Providence Journal

          "It's a pleasure to watch such old pros as Garner and Dennehy work their magic...and Breslin brings such charm to her role that it more than justifies her position as one of Oscar's youngest nominees."
                    - The Hollywood Reporter

          "An inspirational tearjerker...complete with the unwavering message that good is, as it should be, its own reward."
                    - Baltimore Sun

          "Heartfelt without being preachy."
                    - L.A. Times

          Described as "irresistible" (Baltimore Sun), "uplifting" (The Boston Globe), "endearing" (Charlotte Observer), "finely crafted" (MovieGuide) and Breslin's performance as "captivating " (Washington Post); the film follows Jason Stephens (Drew Fuller), a spoiled and selfish young adult on a mission to complete 12 tasks, or "gifts", in order to collect on an inheritance left to him by his wealthy grandfather (James Garner). Jason's journey becomes one of self-discovery and forces him to consider what is truly important in life. -credit-

Though I'm not usually one to cry over movies, The Ultimate Gift is one I always cry when watching.
Abigail Breslin's performance is beatiful. (As are the other memebers' of the cast.)

Its a movie I can safely say garners a 5 out of 5. For an all around awesome view.

My Life According to Flyleaf

So, found this awesome tag a while ago, and I can't remember just who its from...but, I'm gonna give it a are the rules:


Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. You can't use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Repost as "My life according to (band name)."

This should definitely be interesting and I'm not sure how this is actually going to work...but *rolls eyes* well, either way it'll be interesting XD.

Are you a male or female?
Beautiful Bride

Describe yourself:
This Close

How do you feel:
Much Like Falling
Swept Away

Describe where you currently live:

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:
All Around Me

Your favorite form of transportation:

Your best friend is:
All Around Me (Acoustic Version)

What's the weather like:
Something I Can Never Have

Favorite time of day:
Fully Alive

If your life was a TV show, what would it be called:

What is life to you:
I'm Sorry

Your favorite color is:
The Kind
Red Sam

Your fear:

Your relationship:
So I Thought
There for You

What is the best advice you have to give:
Set Apart This Dream

Thought for the Day:
Breathe Today

How I would like to die:
Melting [Interlude]

My soul's present condition:
Fully Alive (Acoustic Version)

My motto:
I'm So Sick

And yes...I did actually answer some more than once 'cause I had extras, though I think I might have cheated by using the acoustic versions and interludes haha.
 Anyway...that was rather interesting...

I am a

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Luvs Me Some Music

I'm loving this song that Flyleaf's Lacey Mosley did with Orianthi...


Something I have failed to mention before, is that I have an Etsy shop!
It hasn't been up long, and as of right now its mostly items made by my mom and dad, but I have a couple things of mine that I have made and designed that I'm trying to sell.

My best creation currently up for grabs is this beautiful black jade & silver  jewelry set.

Its a cool and beautiful combination of black jade and silver. Its one of those necklaces that you just love to wear because it feels so perfect. Combined with the bracelet and earrings it makes for an exquisite set to be worn on a special occasion, whether its a family get-together, the winter formal or a Christmas party with friends.

{all handcrafted}

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

New Design!!!

Hey! If you haven't seen it yet, make sure to come check out the new blog design!

Exciting News!

Justice & Mercy (Violent Love Version)

We can't be oblivious,
We are not ignorant,
Blood in our hearts,
Blood on our hands,
We're human,
we reason,
we're breathing,
the living
and dying,
We're trying
to breathe
in safety,
Come home safely
Mercy screams
its violent love,
Justice and mercy,
justice and mercy,
The depth of us
created for,
Justice and mercy,
justice and mercy,
This is where they kiss
Life here sacrificed,
Someone who paid the price,
Blood in our hearts,
Blood on our hands,
We cry out,
we're fighting,
it's warfare,
we're dying,
we're winning,
it's ending,
we're singing,
It's already done,
we've overcome
Mercy screams
its violent love,
Justice and mercy,
justice and mercy,
The depth of us
created for,
Justice and mercy,
justice and mercy,
This is where they kiss
With a life on the line (Fire!),
That consumes or refines (Fire!),
To ascent or decline,
to retreat or to climb,
Out of sight, out of mind
'til attacked from behind.
Will this fire resume or refine?
Mercy screams
its violent love,
Justice and mercy,
justice and mercy,
The depth of us
created for,
Justice and mercy,
justice and mercy,
And this is where they kiss

Firstly, I have been very busy these past few days working on a new blog design (in my spare time) for this very blog, though I am having some trouble figuring out things as I go along (things I can't seem to find tutorials for and so am figuring it out as I go) hopefully it will be ready soon!!! I've tired of the pink...because I don't really like pink, except with black and so it was my original vision for Concrete & Grace, but I'm going to be changing it to black and blue.

In different exciting news, the much awaited (by me at least) new EP from Flyleaf released yesterday...I of course purchase it as soon as I could.

And it's as marvelous as ever.

I don't think there's anything Lacey Mosley can't sing, her voice is always awesome, whether in the screaming, or the beauty of their acoustic and slower songs, it's all brilliant. Not only that, but the lyrics...oh the lyrics...being a writer (usually of things in song or poem format) I have a deep appreciation for such and was definitely once again, not let down.

Capturing Creation Photo Challenge Day 4

Day 4: Let there be the Sun, Moon and Stars.

"And God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also." 

-Genesis 1:14-16

I know its really hard to tell, but that is the was an absolutely beautiful night, but unfortunately I didn't have a good enough camera to quite capture it...

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