Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

I want to wish you all a merry and blessed holiday. Enjoy all of the pies, eggnog, turkey, mashed "taters", hay rides and company! I hope you have time to enjoy this wonderful season, and remember why we celebrate it. Give thanks for all you have. 

I, for my part, have a lot to be thankful for: 

>>I have the best friends in the wold - the kind that will stay by you not matter what... even if they do abandon Tolkienism for Mystery Science Theater 3000 - the kind that will critique your book - the ones that will stay patient and by your side no matter what you say or do.
>>I have an amazing family - yes, they have driven me insane, but it's okay. It's better to be insane when you're trying to tackle life. I know they love me. And I love them. Even if I have to clean up for/after them. ;P
>>For music. I thank God for putting music on this earth. That helps with my insanity level - when I'm angry, sad, happy or hyper - I just put on a song and let it all out... by myself. I don't want people knowing I've gone crazy! ;)
>>For having the ability to cook, so that when my brother asks me to make him cookies, I can say "Nothing comes free" and in the end have him buy me a song off iTunes and I can enjoy the cookies too!
>>For Tolkien - man, you are awesomesauce! (Don't ask, a friend and I made up our own lingo...)
>>For the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings, and the Hobbit... and Tintin! Thank you all for inspiring me... even though you don't know it. :)
>>For all of those fighting for us in the army. I love you all and am constantly praying for you. 
>>For this amazing cough I have had for days now - it makes me appreciate the times when I'm healthy. XP You don't know how much you need to sing until you can't sing! Ugh! 
>>For God. Thank you so much Lord for all of my blessings, the ones I take for granted, the ones I don't appreciate, and the ones I don't know I have. You are truly amazing. I love you.

This is by no means a complete list and it is not in order. I love you all, and hope you don't eat too much! But if you do, it's okay - Thanksgiving only comes once a year!
 
 
Hey, everyone!

I have yet another post! On November 15, Stephen Colbert and Mr. Wood "duel" and talk about Happy Feet 2, and end up speaking of things going on over at The Hobbit set! Enjoy the clip!
 
 
Hello, everyone! 

I know this article is posted kind of late, but while I was researching for extemporaneous articles for my speech club, I came upon this article. 

For debate, I wanted to know more about what was going on in the world (just to make my cases stronger and possibly even win a round...)  so I joined my group's extemp* club. Biiiiiig mistake! I took on the challenge of being in charge of finding and printing articles on the EU as well as New Zealand and Australia (I just had to get NZ and Australia just in case anything camp up on the Hobbit)  and finally found something that was not depressing (if you pay attention to the news at all, you'll find that most of the it is depressing, not encouraging and it just makes you wonder at the human race) and actually made me laugh (no offense to the Queen intended). 

Anyway, extemp is very time-consuming, depressing and I don't think I'll ever do it again. 

*Extemp (according to NCFCA) is a speech category in which you can either do it by yourself or you can do it with a club. You have six months to gather articles and information about what is going on in the world; all over the world. Then, when you're ready to give your speech, you draw a card with three questions. You choose one of those three to answer and you have half an hour to scramble for articles in the file-boxes pertaining to your question, write three points on an index card as well as an introduction and conclusion, and have an answer. The speech has to be about seven minutes long. The time-consuming part is looking for articl
 
 
Hi, everyone! Peter Jackson has just posted a 4th production video!! The characters are looking great! The actors are fantastic! And guess what! Some of the old cast from LotR are in there too! Why oh why is it not December of 2012 right now?