The title of this post promised some Doctor Who news (specifically, who’s playing the character Adolf Hitler in the episode Let’s Kill Hitler, due Autumn 2011), and a very funny video. Well, the two fit into one:
What do you think? Are you looking forward to the second half of Series 6 (sorry, I mean 32) and Series 7?
A while ago this was posted on petradragon by my mother, and it was so good that I decided to post it here as well. So if you have already read it (and I know some of you have) you can look away…. now. Bye!
One of the comments on the blog (written by Hanna, who kindly writes posts for this blog sometime and also manages her own blog) asked “Why are we sinners?”. My mum gave the following response:
“We are sinners because none of us are capable of the perfection of God. Romans 3:23 says ‘For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.’ We sin every day. That is what makes God’s grace so amazing. He loves us even though we sin. Being a Christian does not mean someone isn’t a sinner, it means that they are accepting God’s forgiveness through His own son. Romans 5:8 shows this, saying that ‘God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.’ If we were no longer sinners, then His death would not matter.”
Does everyone understand that? Yes? No? Maybe? Leave a comment below if you don’t understand, or leave a comment on the following website: http://petradragon.wordpress.com/?=213
If you are interested about Christianity, please visit: http://www.ucb.co.uk/ today.
Read the post below, and enjoy!
Who here falls asleep with their dog (or even cat) in their bed? Not that I can see you, but I’m sure some of you have. Well, some researcher now claims that it is very bad for you to have them in your bed.
They claim sleeping with your dog can get you worms or even plagues. What do you think about this? I, personally, think some of it may be true, but I don’t think it is a big problem. You?
via Snoring Dog Studio
Today I bring you 30 great writing quotes to motivate/inspire you. You may have seen them before – especially if you have subscribed to the Daily Post. But here are them again. For those of you who haven’t seen them before…well, here they are:
On Writing Well
- “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” ~Anton Chekhov
- “As a writer, words are your paint. Use all the colors.” ~Rhys Alexander
- “Whether or not you write well, write bravely.” ~Bill Stout (ed. note: I don’t think these are mutually exclusive but I appreciate the sentiment)
- “Writing well means never having to say, ‘I guess you had to be there.’” ~Jef Mallett
- “The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.” ~Anaïs Nin
- “Sometimes a flat-footed sentence is what serves, so you don’t get all writerly: ‘He opened the door.’ There, it’s open.” ~Amy Hempel
- “Don’t get it right, just get it written.” ~James Thurber
- “Write about what you know and care deeply about. When one puts one’s self on paper — that is what is called good writing.” ~Joel Chandler Harris
- “Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear.” ~Ezra Pound
- “Start early and work hard. A writer’s apprenticeship usually involves writing a million words (which are then discarded) before he’s almost ready to begin. That takes a while.” ~David Eddings
On the Agony and Ecstasy of Writing
- “Revision is one of the true pleasures of writing. I love the flowers of afterthought.” ~Bernard Malamud
- “Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” ~Gloria Steinem
- “Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.” ~Jules Renard
- “The wastebasket is a writer’s best friend.” ~Isaac Bashevis Singer
- “True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.” ~Alexander Pope
- “Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” ~Gene Fowler
- “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection.” ~Anaïs Nin
- “The profession of book-writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.” ~John Steinbeck
- “I have been correcting the proofs of my poems. In the morning, after hard work, I took a comma out of one sentence…. In the afternoon I put it back again.” ~Oscar Wilde
- “I just sit at a typewriter and curse a bit.” ~P.G. Wodehouse
On The Lighter Side
- “Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.” ~Oscar Wilde
- “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” ~ Mark Twain
- “If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.” ~Benjamin Franklin
- “We writers dream of a future where actors are mostly computer generated and their performances can be adjusted, by us, on a laptop, alone.” ~Tina Fey
- “Anyone can become a writer. The trick is staying a writer.” ~Harlan Ellison
- “A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one.” ~Baltasar Gracián
- “Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” ~E. L. Doctorow
- “If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.” ~Isaac Asimov
- “I write when I’m inspired, and I see to it that I’m inspired to write at 9 o’clock every morning.” ~Peter De Vries
- “Wanting to meet an author because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck because you like paté.” ~Margaret Atwood
So there they are. Do you like them, or hate them? Got any more writing quotes you would put up? Let me know!
She really celebrated her 1000th post and I would like to celebrate with her by re-blogging this post. Congratulations! What would you personally do if your blog is already at it’s 1000th post?
via The Laughing Housewife
This post (from Hanna’s blog) has a lovely song in it, so I thought I’d share it. You can listen to it below, or on Hanna’s blog by clicking “read more”.
What do you think of it?
via Hanna Wilbur’s
I really like the poem The Tyger by William Blake, and I just had to share it with you. You can read it below, in the author’s original writing. Enjoy!
The poem itself!
What do you think of it? Too old for your tastes, or us it just right?
Today you are in for a treat – banana pancakes. The bad news – you have to make them yourself – this blog won’t make them for you. Good news – below this blog post there is a link to a post which has the recipe on. For those of you who are still reading and haven’t yet scrolled to the bottom of the page in desperation to eat pancakes, I am now doing a debate-type thing on pancakes and sweet food.
Why exactly do people generally prefer food that is bad for you than food that is good for you? It just doesn’t make sense, really. I mean, why weren’t we made to like Brussel sprout soup (that sounds quite nice actually) as much as banana pancakes? Is the answer to the question “we like them because they are bad for us”. Is the reason we like them the simple fact that they are bad for us? I don’t think so. It just happens to be that sweet food isn’t as healthy as the not-quite-as-sweet food.
What do you think on this topic?
via Janae Monir
I’m in a kind of science-y mood today, so here are the seven food groups:
And I think that is it for today. I just wanted to put you in a science-y mood today. Oh, and what are your best/worst memories of school? If you are still at school, what are your best/worst memories so far? Let me know in the comments!
A quick post today, just to say:
Organisation is the key to a lot of things. Tips include:
- Do homework etc. on the night you get it, instead of later
- Manage your time effectively
- Don’t leave something until tomorrow or any other day
- Leave time to take a break
- Everyone will be happier if you stay organised!
Have a nice day!