Thursday, August 25, 2011

School............................ :( But New Painting!

School started today. Or yesterday. Depends on when you read this post. It wasn't that bad, just a rude awakening...literally. It's not that easy getting up early after a summer that felt waaay to short. It is nice though to see all the girls again. :)

AK&E came here just a few days before I started. We've had a good time with them. E likes to go to the park and swing and go down the slides. We gave her some of my old dinosaurs and other toys and she loves to play with them. Especially the dinosaurs.

New painting!!!!

Mountains and trees and stuff on a painted wood background.


You can see someone skiing down the mountain. That's an avalanche following him by the way. 

That's about it.

Thanks for following.
Nathaniel

Monday, August 1, 2011

Quote of the Day 8/1

The QOTD today comes from a song by the Dave Matthews Band.

"I aint waiting for the world to change. Let me change the world for you."

I wanted to do this one a while ago but I would have forgotten the previous one.

I hope you don't expect a post like this everyday. That would be just too much work to cope with. 

Happy August everybody!

Every day is one day closer to school. :(

Goodbye from the schoolward Blogmaster.

Nathaniel

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Quote of the Day

I think I should start doing a quote of the day/week/month/any other time frame I can think of. Since this is the blog of a young writer, it might be applicable in some sense.

Today's quote of the day comes from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2.

"Words are magic that I bend to my pleasure." (Or something like that). Said by the former Professor Albus Dumbledore.

Isn't that nice? I thought it was.

We saw that today in the Imax theater to celebrate Fom's birthday which was on Friday.

I don't have a whole lot of things to share besides we are getting a foreign exchange student this year from Thailand. I think it will be a great experience to have someone from another country come to live with us for a year. It will be a great experience for him because he will get to experience American culture.

The only bad part about him coming is that he is only now (as of last week or so) taking his midterms so he will miss at least half a year of school. The year he is living with us and going to school, however, will not count towards a year of education in Thailand. Kinda stinks for him, huh?

AK&E are coming to NC to visit the week school starts so that should be fun.


That's about it.

Thanks for listening to my rambling.

Nathaniel

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Back From CA.... :(

Well folks, it was fun while it lasted. And it didn't last nearly long enough. But my phone and my computer finally started to be friends again so you can all see pictures!

At the zoo:

A zebra. It's eating.
 A flamingo. Shhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! It's sleeping!

 An alligator. It looks hungry. Don't stick your fingers in there; the sign says don't feed the alligators.

 The orangutan. Just hangin' around.

 An orangutan. He's sleepy.

 A polar bear. Praying before snacking. (Snack featured in lower right corner).

 An elephant. Standing.

 A giraffe. It is also standing. 

At Disneyland:

 My "birthday". It actually wasn't but it made me feel good when I got lots of "Happy birthday Nathaniel"s. (Some people even knew my name!!!!)

Us guys on (cue cool music) Space Mountain.

Home:

 My little cousin in the tiger mask I made for mom's work.

 Fom playing with Emory's toys (which she stole from him later on).

My aunt caught in the act of playing Bejeweled. The corruption spreads. Mwahahahahahahaa. She bought it on her iPhone after I showed it to her on the PC.

My awesome Wii Bowling score. But not as good as last Christmas...299. I still haven't got to 300 yet.

My awful scrabble game:

 Wow...

 Starting to get a little tired of that...

I only get 1 consonant...?

At the San Diego Fair:

 An old firetruck. That was before trucks were invented. It was the firehorseandbuggy.

 Big...firetruck...very...heavy.........

 Me in a cool hat. And a firetruck.

 Me in a Chevy Camero. Woohoo! Hold on!

 The biggest chicken I've ever seen! It took up the entire cage!

 Some freaky alpacas. Just weird.

 The General Lee (not the real one).

 NICE old Chevy...........Drool...........

 Another old car..........

 Another not as nice old car.

 Me in a NASCAR simulator.

A purple old car.

Out and about:

 Tacos con luchuga, queso, tomates y pina. (Tacos with lettuce, cheese tomatoes and pinneapple). Yummm....

Some cool black flowers.

It was fun. We all had a great time together and we wish we could go back soon.

Hasta,
Nathaniel

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Greetings from Sunny CA


Well its sunny here in California…unless it’s cloudy, which makes no sense. If it’s called sunny CA, then it should never be cloudy. But what happens happens. I can’t wait to get home to the temperatures in the hundreds (insert sarcasm hither!!!!).

Since we’ve been having all these natural disasters lately, the weather in the states has been messed up. Last month, there was a tornado in Massachusetts and lots more in other different places before then. Here in California, we are having nice weather. It’s in the 70s or 80s everyday and the sun comes out from the marine layer (clouds, for those of you who don’t know. They blow in from in the ocean) about noon and everything is awesome. Back home, however, the temperatures are in the high 90s and even in the 100s.
So I’m here laughing mom and dad because they are suffering in the heat. But I have to go back in a bit.


I’ve not been very true to the blog name. I am more of a writer than I am of a painter. I’ve just shown you paintings and not told you anything about the other side of my life. By the way, I have two new paintings that I need to show you. Writing is just as much fun as painting, I do believe. The end of the school year two years ago, I won best in county in the Young Author’s Awards for the first book I started writing. Since then, I’ve written over 70 pages on a book that I like more than the first one. I’m hoping to finish that one and get it published and make some money.

I can’t put pictures of California up on the blog yet because my phone and my computer are not in a good relationship right now. I don’t know what’s up between them, but I’ll straighten the two of them out by the time I blog again.

Thanks for listening.
Nathaniel