I've Been In A Deap State Of Thought On This Subject:

I have been thinking a lot about High School, and how it defines you. How mistakes can sometimes last a life time, or will be forgotten the next week. I have seen so many of my friends make mistakes along with me. I have been thinking a lot since most recently one of my friends made a mistake that will effort her for a lifetime, no matter the outcome. How scary it must have been to find out, and how scary it’s going to be. I have also been thinking, how much people depended on one another, through out their lives. What exactly makes a good friend, how can you be there for them through these high school mistakes, and make sure that they will be there in return when you need it. But, when we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is I guess you can say, a good friend. 

-Xo Shannon Vieau


Across The Universe Soundtrack (List: Fifteen Out Of Fifty Two)

Across The Unverise Soundtrack: 

All My Loving Sung By: Jim Sturgess
I Wanna Hold Your Hand Sung By: T.V. Carpio Lyrics
It Won't Be Long Sung By: Evan Rachel Wood
I've Just Seen A Face Sung By: Jum Sturgess
Let It Be Sung By: Carol Woods, & Timothy T. Mitchum
Come Together  Sung By: Joe Cocker & Martin Luther
Something Sung By: Jim Sturgess
I Am The Walrus Sung By: Bono
Oh, Darling Sung By: Dana Fuchs, & Martin Luther
Across The Universe Sung By: Jum Sturgess
Helter Skelter Sung By: Dana Fuchs
Strawberry Feilds Sung By: Jim Sturgess, & Joe Anderson
Happiness Is A Warm Gun Sung By: Joe Anderson 
Blackbird Sung By: Evan Rachel Wood
Hey Jude Sung By: Joe Anderson
Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds Sung By: Bono
For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite Sung By: Eddie Izzard
Revolution Sung By: Jim Sturgess
Girl Sung By: Jim Sturgess
Hold Me Tight Sung By: Evan Rachel Wood
Dear Prudence Sung By: Danna Fuchs, Joe Anderson, Jim Sturgess, & Even Rachel Wood
All You Need Is Love Sung By: Jim Sturgess
With A Little Help From My Friends Sung By: Joe Anderson, & Jim Surgess
I Want You/She's So Heavy Sung By: Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs & T.V. Carpio
Whilte My Guitar Gently Weeps Sung By: Martin Luter McCoy
If I Fell Sung By: Even Rachel Wood
Don't Let My Down Sung By: Dana Fuchs
Because Sung By: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, & T.V. Carpio
Blue Jay Way By: The Secret machines
Why  Don't We Do It In The Road Sung By: Dana Fuchs

Aprils List: (List: Four Out Of Twelve)

Top Ten Quotes To Live By:


“We are not powerless specks of dust drifting around in the wind, blown by random destiny. We are, each of us, like beautiful snowflakes unique, and born for a specific reason and purpose.” - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


“Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still” –Unknown


“Nothing last forever so make the best of it before its gone.”



“Terrible things happen, yes. But sometimes, those terrible things: they save you.” –Unknown


“You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and you’re excited for the day? That’s one of my main goals in life.” -Kirsten Dunst


“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” - Joshua J. Marine


“We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” -Joseph Campbell


“The world breaks us all. Afterward, some are stronger at the broken places.” - Ernest Hemingway


“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists... it is real... it is possible... it's yours.” -Ayn Rand


“Life isn't supposed to be an all or nothing battle between misery and bliss. Life isn't supposed to be a battle at all. And when it comes to happiness, well, sometimes life is just okay, sometimes it's comfortable, sometimes wonderful, sometimes boring, sometimes unpleasant. When your day's not perfect, it's not a failure or a terrible less. It's just another day." -Barbara Sher






A Teenager Is:

"A teenager is a person who can't remember to walk the dog but never forgets a phone number. A weight watcher who goes on a diet by giving up candy before breakfast. A youngster who receives her allowance on Monday and spends it on Tuesday and borrows her best friend's allowance on Wednesday. Someone who can hear her favorite singer three blocks away, but not her mom in the next room. A whiz who can operate the latest computer without a lesson, but can't make a bed. A student who spends twelves minutes studying for history, but twelve hours studying for her driver's license. An enthusiast who has the energy to bike four miles, but is too tired to do the dishes. A young woman who loves the cat and tolerates the little brother. A romantic who never falls in love for more than a week. A budding beauty who never smiles until her braces come off. A boy who can sleep 'til noon on any Saturday when he expects the lawn needs mowing. And an original thinker who is positive that her mother was never a teenager."


Favorite Post Secrets & The Secret Handshake Playlist (Fourteen Out Of Fifty Two)

The Secret Handshake Playlist:
1.) Summer Of 98' By The Secret Handshake
2.) I Wish By The Secret Handshake
3.) Everyone Knows Everyone By The Secret Handshake
4.) Too Young By The Secret Handshake
5.) Wanted You By The Secret Handshake


"There have always been ghosts in the machine. Random segments of code, that have grouped together to form unexpected protocols. Unanticipated, these free radicals engender questions of free will, creativity, and even the nature of what we might call the soul. Why is it that when some robots are left in darkness, they will seek out the light? Why is it that when robots are stored in an empty space, they will group together, rather than stand alone? How do we explain this behavior? Random segments of code? Or is it something more? When does a perceptual schematic become consciousness? When does a difference engine become the search for truth? When does a personality simulation become the bitter mote... of a soul?" -Dr. Alfred Lanning From I, Robot


Favorite Post Secrets: (List Thirteen Out Of Fifty Two)

Summer Time Toons: (Playlist Thirteen Out Of Fifty Two)

Songs That Remind Me Of Summer:

1.) I Wanna By All American Rejects

2.) Check Yes Juliet By We The Kings

3.) I'm Yours By Jason Mraz

4.) True By Ryan Cabrera

5.) All Summer Long By Kid Rock

6.) Nothing But A Good Time By Poison

7.) Soul Meets Body By Death Cab For Cutie

8.) Three Little Birds By Bob Marley

9.) Rooftops And Invitations By Dashboard Confessionals

10.) Shattered By O.A.R


It's Kind Of A Funny Story:

It's Kind Of A Funny Story By Ned Vizzini 

"It's terrific: funny, incisive, disarming."
-New York Time Magazine

"The Wise, Witty Narrator and sensitive handling of a hot topic should win over older teens-and their parents." 
-People Magazine

I have been reading this book for over the past month, and recently just finished it. From the very beginning it caught my attention and dragged me in. An ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life- which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job. But once Craig acese his way into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School, the pressure becomes unbearable. He stops eating and sleeping until, one night, he nearly kills himself. Craig's suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbors include a transsexual sex addict, a girl who has scarred her own face with scissors, and the self elected President Armelio. There, craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety. 
Ned Vizzini, who himeself spent time in a psychiatric hospital, has created a remarkably moving tale about the sometimes unexpected road to happiness. I recommend this book for anyone who themselves went through a tough time, is a teenager and looking for a good book to read, or is ready for a good witty book which will keep them entertained from the moment they open the book till the moment they put it down. 

Ned Vizzini began writing for the new york press at the age of fifteen. At nineteen, he had his first book, Teen Angst? Naah... published. ned is also the author of Be More Chill, the first young adult novel ever chosen as a Today show book club pick, as well as one of the entertainment weekly's top ten books for 2004. He lives in New York City. 
*Ned Vissin Spent five days in adult psychiatric in Methodist Hospital, Park Slope Brooklyn. (From November 29, 2004-December 3, 2004) Ned wrote this book from December 10, 2004-January 6, 2005 and dedicated it to his mother. 

- I have began reading his book Be More Chill, and will blog about it once I am Done. (;