Friday, August 29, 2008


For once in your life
Admit it
You’re not Mr. Hot,
Mr. Sly.
You slink and slither
Down a path all of glitter
But it’s not
As it seems
Isn’t that so?
You make silver seem like platinum
And brass seem like gold
It’s getting old
And the tarnish
Killed the shine
Find a corner
And go dwell there
For your work
It is done here
Because I know
And you know
That you’re a phony
An authentic
Bona fide
I will write an expose
On you another day
But for now
This letter
Does the trick
It makes me feel on high
And I hope it makes you cry
So long
And if you don’t mind
I’ll watch you slink away

© 2003 Brooke S.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Five Quotes . . .

Terrie said...
ok a new tagThe TagJot down 5 of your favorite quotes from the various books you’ve read. If you don’t have the books with you now, Googling (Wikiquotes and the like) can be used to find them. Tag five people and acknowledge the person who tagged you.

Quote number one:
"Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?" Anne of Green Gables

Quote number two:
"I may be strong-minded, but no one can say I'm out of my sphere now, for woman's special mission is supposed to be drying tears and bearing burdens." Little Women

Quote number three:
"Where, you tend a rose, my lad,A thistle cannot grow." The Secret Garden

Quote number four:
"You have plenty of courage, I am sure," answered Oz. "All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty." The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Quote number five:
" . . . I could easily forgive HIS pride, if he had not mortified MINE." Pride and Prejudice

Sugar and Spice

Sugar And Spice And Everything Nice
by Brooke S.

(this recipe is for husband everywhere in order to help them love their wives better)

1 cup of smiles in the morning
2 tablespoons of thoughtfulness during the day
2 cups of time in the evening
2 drops of doing what needs doing
1½ teaspoons of listening
4 hugs
2 kisses
1 ½ boxes of presents
Sprinkle of encouragement

Mix the teaspoons of listening with one tablespoon of thoughtfulness. Then take the other tablespoon of thoughtfulness and the cups of time, and mix it with the boxes of presents. Take the smiles, hugs, and kisses and knead them together (especially on her shoulders). Mix the listening and thoughtfulness and time and presents, with the smiles, hugs, and kisses (drop in the doing what needs doing too). Heat mixture with the fire of God, for 30 minutes each day (devotionals and the Bible will do). Do not leave sitting to cool down, serve while fresh and renewed. Make sure to sprinkle with a bit of encouragement and you’ll have the best Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice!

Encouragement: Verbal praise; Verbal acknowledgment; Verbal discussion of activities; Written notes; Written praise; Surprise written notes; Interest in Sugar and Spice

Thoughtfulness: concern; comfort; caring; putting aside the me and accentuating the us; Never substitute a bad attitude for the thoughtfulness.

Time: Reading together; Playing board games; Walking together; Cleaning together; Cooking together; Holding each other; Poking each other; Occasionally chasing each other

Presents: Any little thing to do with Sugar and Spice; Not hard to find a substitute; Must be willing to mix with thoughtfulness and time

Listening: Means remembering all the ingredients that mix with Sugar and Spice; also means leaving out a few snails and puppy dog tails

Doing what needs doing: Boxes, Dishes, Sweeping, Participating in the fixing of lunch with the
Sugar and Spice; Includes daily requests

No substitute for smiles, hugs, and kisses.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Why not? Six quirks.

1. I cannot stand to have any hair in my bath water. Which is obviously really hard because when you wash your hair, your hair ends up in the water . . .
2. I can honestly say that I have way too many interests and therefore I hardly move forward in any of the things that I care about.
3. I'm lactose intolerant. If you give me a bowl of icecream, you may want to stand at a safe distance.
4. I am immobilized by clutter. I will literally become depressed and mope about if my house gets in too bad of shape.
5. I want to be a Country Music Singer. No, really.
6. I love seafood, and I hate scallops. I really want to like them, but everytime I try them I hate them. It's really rotten to want to like something and not.

How I Met My Husband

I am doing this at the suggestion of Sunday Scribblings. I haven't quite figured this whole blogspot thing out yet.

I was a freshman in college and I began to attend the Officer Christian Fellowship (OCF) meetings. They were a great influence on my life at the time because as most freshman in college I had so many different influences pulling me this way and that. For the first semester, I attended about every other meeting. Also, I started dating a sophomore from VMI. He was a spunky guy who really made me question a lot of things about my life. Of course, I was pretty happy to be dating a sophomore when I was only a freshman. But really my life was a rollercoaster during this time. I questioned my faith, my beliefs, and I really let down myself and a whole lot of other people. However, the one good things this guy ended up doing was that he introduced me to future husband.

One other VMI guy helped me out and paid for me to go on the OCF retreat in February. My boyfriend at the time wouldn't go. He waited outside with me as I waited to get on the bus to leave for the retreat. A rat (at VMI that's the freshmen) walked up and my boyfriend introduced me to him. He said this guy James was tutoring him in math. Of course, I was confused because I couldn't figure out why the freshman was tutoring my sophomore boyfriend. I brushed it off and said goodbye to my boyfriend and got on the bus.

I ended up sitting next to another friend of mine who was a senior at VMI. He was actually the student in charge of the OCF that year. We talked for a while and then he wanted to talk to a friend who was sitting a few rows ahead next to the window. So he switched with the guy next to him and so guess who ended up next to me? James. We talked the entire ride to Salt Water Springs. I figured I was okay hanging out with him because he knew I was dating the sophomore. The retreat began and we still ended up seeing a lot of each other. We played board games, talked, walked, and ended up seating near each other the entire retreat. By this time, I definitely thought he might have missed the fact that I was dating the sophomore. So I ended up getting one of my friends to give him the scoop later on, but he still wanted to be my friend. We exchanged IM screen names and talked all the time.

As you might guess, the sophomore and me didn't work out. He told me he was going to take some other girl to his Junior Ring Figure. So I told him he'd have to find another girlfriend. It took a while but James and I ended up beginning to date the following OCF retreat, and then we were engaged a few months before we graduated college. I guess in the end, I have the sophomore to thank for introducing me to my husband!

Friday, August 22, 2008

First Entry

So everyone has been trying to get me onto blogspot, so I figured I really ought to give in after so much prodding. Of course, this only applies to writing, I'm not so easily influenced in other things. I suppose on blogspot I can share my thoughts, some of my poetry, some of my writings, and also I am guessing that I'll be sharing a lot of the trials I will soon be facing with my husband going overseas soon. Thanks for reading the first of many blogs.