Wednesday, January 22, 2014

my buried life

authors note:
My name is Shelby and this is my buried life.  I have been making a bucket list of things I want to do before I die for a vey long time. Each year I add new things and I hope to continue to add and make my list grow. It's kind of scary thinking that I may be able to complete all my list by the time I am elderly, or who knows maybe I will still be completing them. One of my main passion is dance and traveling. As a kid I have never been on a vacation across the ocean or anywhere far. I have friends that go on trips all the time and have sands from many different beaches around the world. It inspired me to start a collection one day of something that can remind me of all my trips around the world.  Some where that has caught my eye is Spain. I love the culture and music and the language. I also love Greece because all the pictures I have seen look amazing. It also reminds me of my child hood and how I would watch The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and they went to Greece. Another place would be Hawaii. I would pick Hawaii because it is a beautiful tropical place and my friends kid is 5 and he has been there 6 times so I think it's my turn.. . I think it would be amazing to dance somewhere other then Manitoba. I want to see and dance on other stages and have other people watch me dance. Doing a solo has been on my list for a while, I am not nervous but it all takes time and that's what's been stopping me. Last year I did a duo with my sister which was an amazing experience. To me my bucket list doesn't have to be expensive or crazy wild things I just want to say I have completed it whether it is big or small. Some things may take a while, while others not so much and I'm ok with that because I have my whole life ahead of me. I chose the song 'I Love This Road' by Emerson Drive because I thought it fit well. I love the road I'm heading down and the road I'm making mine and all the stops that will come along the way. All pictures taken or drawn by myself. 

what now? 
Rascal Flatts has been one of my favourite country bands for a long time. When I found they were going to be at country fest in June I had to go! I saved my money got my mom to stay online and order tickets the day they were selling them. I just need to grab and pack everything when the times comes and I will be set to see and watch Rascal Flatts perform live!

my bucket list: 

#1 Foster a child
#2 Run the full Manitoba Marathon
#3 Sit in the audience of Ellen
#4 Learn Spanish 
#5 Visit Spain
#6 Meet a Kardashian
#7 Touch a jelly fish
#8 Ride an elephant & pet a tiger in Thailand.
#9 Get a tattoo that means something 
#10 Dance on a stage outside of Manitoba
#11 Watch a live recoding of So You Think You Can Dance
#12 Own a siberian husky
#14 Take a picture with my celebrity look alike..... Vanessa Hudgens
#15 Travel to Greece
#16 Teach a dance class one day on my own
#17 Complete in a solo at festival
#18 Go wine tasting
#19 Be in the newspaper
#20 Scuba diving in Hawaii
#21  Be in times square on New Years Eve
#22 Swim with dolphins
#23 Donate Blood
#24 Learn how to surf
#25 Zip-line in somewhere tropical
#26 Be a maid of honor at a wedding
#27 Try hot yoga
#28 Visit all 52 states (40 to go)
#29 Take a train somewhere
#30 Write a novel
#31 Road trip with my friends
#32 Watch the nutcracker
#33 Own a cabin
#34 Go cliff jumping off higher cliffs
#35 See a psychic (completed) 
#36 See Rascal Flatts live
#37 Knit a quilt
#38 Pull an all nighter
#39 Go for a hot air balloon ride
#40 Take a plane ride across the ocean
#41 Write a letter to the people living in my old house
#42 Go skiing at Big White
#43 Help in an undeveloped country
#44 Attend and graduate from Université de Saint-Boniface
#45 Put a lock on the love lock bridge in France
#46 Help build a school in an undeveloped country
#47 Try foods from around the world
#48 Be hypnotized
#49 Be a mom
#50 Be a great-grandma

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Social Fiction Project: Polar Bear Dad

My brother Oliver and I live with my mom. We live in this older house in a small town in South Dakota. My dad was a marine biologist and worked in different states many times and was always traveling so we never really saw him. One day Oliver and I were looking through old photo albums and we came across pictures of my dad at his job site and while flipping through the old photographs I noticed he was always with the polar bears in the pictures or pictures of his office it showed that he had an obsession with polar bears. Oliver thought it was really cool but still went off and played with his super hero toys while I continued looking through the albums. It was my birthday the next day and when I opened my gift. I noticed it was a pamphlet to Marine Land.

The next morning when we woke up packed our suit cases and mine was as full as I could make it. I made sure I had my camera, sunglasses and runners. Usually I pack too much and my mom always have to pay the extra cash for over weight luggage. After packing the taxi shows up waiting outside for my family to load our luggage. We loaded up the taxi with our plain-jane navy blue and black suitcases. While we were on our way to the airport we passed my school I saw my friends playing outside and talking like us girls usually do before school. My brother says he can’t wait to start school and I just agree and tell him the good things because I don’t want to crush his dreams. We finally arrived at the airport from a decently long drive and we got out and I noticed that the airport was pretty crowded full of people. Whenever I see the airport busy with big families I always picture a mother duck and her ducklings. I think it just looks like it with the little kids following behind with her suitcases. After getting our luggage tags and go through security we are ready to board the plane. I personally love the window seats because I love to look off in the clouds and forget about everything for just a couple minutes.. until you know my brother decides to talk to me. Of course he had to bring his  DS and play his annoying loud game right beside me. The plane is doing the usual long introduction in the two languages which I find super annoying, once the annoying voice is done our plane is off and we are close on our way in the clouds! I get lost in the clouds for while just thinking about anything that pops in my mind and then look I back and we are getting ready to land. We finally arrived in Ontario. Plane rides kind of freak me out sometimes but I still feel super relaxed which is kind of weird. After grabbing luggage and loading up the taxi we are on our way to the hotel. The drive is pretty cool, I think looking at new sceneries in a place different from what I’m used of will always be exciting. 
After arriving at our hotel which looked kind of fancy with a twist we couldn’t wait any longer we were ready to head over to Marine Land. My mom wanted to head over to the mall quickly before we go. So we go to the mall and my brother as usual ask to go to a store thats for kids. We look around the mall for a fun store for him to look around in , we find one beside the chocolate store which I’m surprised he still chose the kid store over the chocolate one.  After only a couples seconds my brother finds this polar bear costume, Oliver likes to try on the cutest things. So he goes and tries it on and looks like a mini polar bear it was so cute, so of course my mom buys it for him. Iv’e never seen him so excited before. I really never thought he liked animals, he had a super hero love going on I thought.
Finally when it was time to head our way to Marine land.  The weather was warm and the sun was shining bright. We walked in to the amusement park and looked at the map, I wanted to go see the beluga whales but my brother wanted to go inside and see the penguins and polar bears.  We headed first to see the penguins , I turn my head and the next thing I know my brother is missing. My mom is in panic and we rush looking around we come across this polar bear costume looking at the polar bears though the class. Oliver turns around and ask “ It's so finally nice to meet you." "Have you met my dad?"

Sunday, January 5, 2014

New Year's Eve

most people spent there New Years eve with friends or family but I spend it with my work gang. I work many different events including weddings and that what was happening on New Year's Eve 

Friday, December 13, 2013


While reading the fault in our stars I came across some interesting words. 

Lacquered - lak-er 
a protective coating consisting of a resin, cellulose ester, or both, dissolved in a volatile solvent, sometimes with pigment added.

Malevolent - muh-lev-uh-luh 
wishing evil or harm to another or others; showing ill will; ill-disposed; malicious: His failures made him malevolent toward those who were successful.

Ambiguity -am-bi-gyoo-i-tee
—noun, plural am·bi·gu·i·ties.
doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention: to speak with ambiguity; an ambiguity of manner.

Ontological -on-tl-oj-i-kuh l
of or pertaining to ontology, the branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being as such; metaphysical: Some of the U.S. founders held an ontological belief in natural rights.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I was looking through my tumblr blog
and came across this and thought it was pretty accurate .. what do you think?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Imagery Paragraph Questions

1.     I selected this particular passage because I liked the scene I was imagining. I like the way the sentence started off ‘ I wanted to tell you about us..’, just that makes it sound like it’s going to be a happy, love, or even just a good story. It appealed to me because I love to hear happy stories or about relationships. I like how this paragraph really makes you think who he is talking too.
2.     The most common type of imagery is visual.
3.     To me the best snippet of imagery would be ‘us running’ & ‘split wine from laughing’. I choose those ones because of the image I got in my head. I picture them being happy together and enjoying wine during the sunset and having a good time.
4.     The imagery is positive, I can tell by the choice of words the author used in the paragraph. ‘Beautiful’, ‘from laughing’, ‘last day of high school’, ‘I was happy’, ‘they were happy’, ‘even let me hug her’, & ‘Congratulations was the word of the day’.
5.     I can tell the author is trying to make us feel happy and enjoy everything at that moment. The feeling how Charlie is finally happy with his life.

6.     I think the purpose of this piece of imagery is showing the true side of Charlie. I feel Charlie just wanted to say something and tell a story and it was a story that came to mind that means something to him.