Recommended Reads: ‘Op-Center’

“A powerful profile of America’s defense, intelligence, and crisis-management technology; Tom Clancy’s Op-Center is the creation of Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik-inspiring this, and other gripping novels.” *from the back cover of Op-Center books by Tom Clancy.*

If you like action, mystery, espionage, spying, or war stories, you should definitely read these books. Even if you don’t, you may want to consider them. I was first introduced to Tom Clancy when I watched the movie “The Hunt for Red October” based on Clancy’s book of the same name. Then I watched “Clear and Present Danger”, which is also based on a Clancy novel. (They’re both great movies, by the way and I recommend them both. The first stars Alec Baldwin and the second, Harrison Ford, both as the same character: Jack Ryan.)

After watching the movies I got the novel The Hunt for Red October from the library. It’s a very good book. It was Clancy’s first novel. It’s about a Russian submarine whose captain and crew defect during the Cold War, and how certain people work to bring about, and others to prevent, WWIII. It can get tedious at times when extensive description of subs or warfare is given, but overall it’s an interesting and entertaining novel.

After reading Red October, I tried reading another Clancy novel, of which he has several. However, I found his other novels to be boring, tedious and far too long for me (most are 800-1000 pages). Perhaps that’s just my personal taste, but Red October is the best of his novels, in my opinion. That was until one day my opinion changed, when my mom got me Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: Divide & Conquer from a library book sale (which are the best, by the way. I love library book sales!) Continue reading

A Trip to Yellowstone….

We live close to Yellowstone National Park, so my family and I took a trip to the park on Memorial Day. It was lots of fun, an absolutely gorgeous day, so we had a great time!

We really wanted to see a moose in the park, because we always see them outside the park. And we did! We saw one, and I got some pictures of it. We also saw a black bear. It was small and cute and furry, and even though I am freaked out about bears (yes, I’ve grown up in bear country, know the proper precautions, etc…but I’m still freaked out about them!) this one looked like it wouldn’t harm a fly! Anyway, I know that looks are most definitely deceiving with bears, but it was still cute and it came close to the car so I got some nice shots (camera shots, that is).  Continue reading

Another Blogging Tag

I was nominated for this tag by Ashley from the Lighthouse of Essays.

#1: How tall are you? I’m 5’6″

#2: Do you have a hidden talent? I’m more artistic than I think.

#3: What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve? Seeing too many typos and grammatical errors. 

#4: What’s your biggest non-blog-related pet peeve? Probably how people are talking to you and then they pick up their iPhone and ignore you. I find it rude. 

#5: What’s your favorite song? I have lot’s, but one is ‘You May Believe’ from the Prince of Egypt movie (cartoon). 

#6: Favorite social media website? YouTube or Pinterest.  Continue reading

The “Judy the Bunny Tag”

Hi guys! So I got “tagged” by Leo, a fellow blogger, who made this “Judy the Bunny Tag” when she got a pet bunny! Who is really, super cute! Anyway, here are the rules:

RULES:

-Link back to the person who nominated you and also to the creator of the tag.
-Answer this question: Why do you like Rabbits?
-Post a cute picture or drawing of a bunny (if it isn’t yours, credit it).
-Write a short story or poem about Judy the bunny.
-Post the video Introducing Judy the Bunny.
-Nominate up to 20 people and let them now you’ve nominated them.

I love rabbits because they’re super cute and I just love them!

Photo credit: bamazingwallpapers.blogspot.in

Judy the bunny hopped all around,

Then went to her home underground.

She was all fuzzy and cute,

But alas, she was mute.

She couldn’t say a thing,

Even when she wanted to sing,

About all the carrots she wanted to eat!

Okay, that was kinda lame, but I can’t write poetry!

You can get the video off of Leo’s blog….and I nominate:

Allison and Emmy.

Thanks, Leo!

Happy Memorial Day!

Hey guys! Happy Memorial Day to all of you! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend with your family and friends, remembering the incredible, brave men and women who sacrificed everything for our country and our freedom.

I think that remembering those who died, makes us think of those who still live and fight for us each and every day. I am grateful to all those who have died, because it means that we’re still free today. I am grateful to those who serve today, because it means that we’ll be free tomorrow.

Every day, we should think about those who have died in the service of this country and those who still serve. Memorial Day isn’t just once a year, it’s every day that this beautiful country is free. Every day we should take a moment to think of the blessings bestowed upon us, that we live here, in America. And everyday, we should think and remember those who let us live here today. And most of all, we should remember that God is with those that have died, their families, and with those that still serve. He is with each and every one of us, with this country, and with the entire world.

Happy Memorial Day! God Bless America!

-Myriam

P.S. I know I said I’d post every week, and I haven’t and I’m sorry. But I’ve been arranging everything for new job, which I just got, so it’s been a little busy. Sorry! I’ll try to post one this week.

Selling My Jewelry

My website where I sold the jewelry that I make (Myriam’sWesternJewelry) no longer exists. I cancelled it because it wasn’t making me any money, and it cost a lot. So instead of selling at myriamswesternjewelry.com I will hopefully be selling on my Etsy shop. If you’re interested you can check it out here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyriamWesternJewelry. I don’t have that much on right now, but I’ll be updating it soon! Also, the email, myriam@myriamswesternjewelry.com, is no longer valid!

What’s been going on……

Hello everybody! It’s been ages since I last posted! I’ve been so busy, but now I’m back and I wanted to tell you all what had been going on. But first, how are you all doing? Are you looking forward to summer? I am. 🙂

So as most of you probably knew, I was homeschooled my entire life, including through high school. This makes high-school graduation and getting into college a bit different. First of all, I decided upon the following as my course of study in college and university.

-Two years at community college for an A.A.S. in Interior Design. 

-Then transfer to university (to which community college is an extension) and finish two more years to get a B.S. in Business Managament. 

After talking with a couple of people at the university, this option was presented: a four year program where you can earn two degrees. One major plus in the program is that because I am earning a technical degree (I.D.) I don’t need to take any of the standard “core” university classes, such as sociology and phycology. Instead of doing the typical four year route, in which you spend two years basically studying “core” classes, I get to spend them studying something I love, and something that gives me a skill to use to fund the rest of my higher education and after. I’m really excited to start it!

Usually getting into college requires an SAT or ACT, but because I am entering into community college first I only needed to take my GED, or HiSET–the high school equivalency test. Which brings me to the point of why I wasn’t posting. I was studying!

I am really happy to say that the studying payed off and I passed all five of my HiSET tests with amazing scores! The five tests were writing, reading, math, science, and social studies. Out of all of them writing was my weakest, but still a great score.

I graduated from high school on Friday May 12th. And, on the same day, passed my driving test and got my driver’s license. So, I’m done. It all happened at once, but now it’s also all finished at the same time.

Now that I’m finished with school, I want to work over the summer and relax before college starts this fall. Hopefully I’ll be able to write on this blog a lot more. I really want to. And now that I’m done with school, this blog will be more about my hobbies, and what I’m doing. I also want to write about some things I’ve learned about applying for college, scholarships and that kind of stuff; studying tips; my opinions on things.

I’d like to post at least once a week, I think I can do it!

Thanks for reading, and if you haven’t already, please follow me!

Have a great rest of your day!

Myriam