Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Bring In The Books: Last Dance By Lurlene McDaniel

Last Dance by Lurlene McDaniel's
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Okay, so this is my first official Bring In The Books. The Colorado Runaway Series, I guess you could call it my "starter". So, I'll maybe call this my "Other Starter". The book I am going to introduce you to is called Last Dance. (Yes, I know it's a lot like my book, I see). I was looking up books that have a little relation to mine, and Last Dance by Lurlene McDaniel came up. The main character is Rachel Deering, a beautiful 14 year old who is becoming one of the best dancers in the country. But something disturbing comes up. After she unexpectedly collapses at dance class, Rachel is diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It seems to Rachel that her life is over. I can't tell you to rest, because you'll just have to read the book yourself!

Lurlene McDaniel
Author of Last Dance
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I'll start off my review with the main character Rachel Deering. She is very whiny and ungrateful. She's very rude to her younger sister and mother. I can understand that, having both a mother and two very younger sisters. Maybe I just don't understand how hard diabetes can be to maintain because I don't have them. But just because we have a disease or any kind of a disability does not mean we should mope around, whine or act like our entire world is ending. I know it can feel that way, but Rachel is just too whiny for my taste. Look at Bethany Hamilton and Nick Vujicic. Bethany Hamilton lost her arm in a shark attack and Nick Vujicic was born with no arms or legs, only feet with two toes on one of them. Even though they struggled at the beginning, look where they are now! They didn't let either of their losses over-power them, so why should Rachel be an exception?
Nick Vujicic
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Bethany Hamilton
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The book is beautifully written, but very short. I'm a person who likes longer books. The one I read was large print too, so that didn't help the shortness of the book, either. It took me probably less than an hour to read. I think if Rachel was different, my review would be better. We can't help every bad thing that happens to us, but we shouldn't let that stop us from truly living. One last issue I have for the book is the title. "Last Dance". I shouldn't give away the ending, but I have to if I want to share my opinion. At the end of the book, Rachel goes on to receive a scholarship. So why did McDaniel call this book "Last Dance", if it wasn't? Rachel will go on to dance even more now. This is what I call "False Title Advertising".

To be clear and for the record, I didn't even know this book existed until I was over 50 pages into my book The Last Dance. "Then why is you book called The Last Dance an exception to the rules?", you may ask. Because that's really what it is about. I cannot tell you the ending of my book, but in all reality, the title and my summary given on my first Writings On The White Fence should tell a lot. In the long run, Last Dance by Lurlene McDaniel gets a 2 1/2 stars out of five for me.

What Did You Think About My Review On This Book? If You Have Read This Book, Tell Me Your Review And Your Rating. For People Who Choose To Read This Book, Share Your Review In The Comments Box!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Shattering The Mirror: The Secret Of Real Beauty

So, you're probably thinking "What's up with this title?" Well, I've been on many blogs lately, and seeing how these bloggers tell about themselves and how they most certainly are not perfect. So, I'm deciding to do one too, for every reader who just might think I'm perfect. It's a very good idea, and it may be a little early to use this, since I don't have all too many readers (But I appreciate the people who do!), but I'm doing it anyways, hopefully to bring in some more readers, and just to help girls who feel the way I do. This isn't usually my writing style, starting nearly every sentence with I'm, I, or any of those words I repeat, but it's all for good reasons.

I'm the kind of person who is quiet in public and crazy at home. I'm the person who turns up my music in my earbuds so loud that I purposely block out every voice that tries to call me. I love cheese and sour cream as taco chip dip, I hate milk and coffee with a vengeance, and I'm pretty okay with kids. I'm the kind of person who angers easily, is mildly violent, who easily falls into an angry rage, who takes every awful comment to heart, who cries easily, but doesn't want anyone to watch. I'm the person who cries at night to make sure no one hears or sees me. I am the person who always says "I'm okay", but wants someone to hug me and say "I know you're not". I'm the person who wakes early, but can stay up an entire night if I wish. I am human.

I've lied countless times in my life, I'd need more than a thousand fingers to count. I'm the person who is mildly insecure about her body figure. I am the person who looks into the mirror and hates the way her body is shaped. I'm the person who criticizes myself on what I do or say. I am a perfectionist in almost everything I do. I'm the person who wishes I could look like my sisters instead of any super-model or actress. I'm the person who can't keep up a routine of daily exercise or a daily diet. I am a person who barely looks in the mirror for more than one moment, but in that one moment despises my waist-line. I'm the person who will go the fridge two feet away for something and forget what I was going for. I am human.

When I like something, I become obsessed with it. I have habits of picking under my nails, bitting the inside of my lips, biting the inside pockets of my cheeks and letting my mind slip away from the cold world of reality. I am the kind of person who dreams a lot and wishes that the world inside my head was real. I am the kind of person with no talent to provide her future career. I'm the person can write a beautiful novel, but cannot sing a single note or dance a single step. I'm the kind of person who has the straightest and most white teeth, and eagle eyesight. I'm the kind of person who's feet turn in when I walk, I'm the kind of girl who has terrible handwriting, a deep voice, and a more matured look than my age. I'm the person who can be 25 in one moment, and in the next you would think I'm five years old. I am human.

I'm a person who can make macaroni and cheese and snicker doodles, but cannot read directions correctly. I am the person who is a bit lazy, but can be an extremely hard worker in the next moment. I'm a very messy person, but at times can be very organized. I'm the person who doesn't mind getting their hands dirty, but doesn't like to get wet, unexpectedly. I'm the kind of person who is the odd ball of the family, who is the quietest around company, but one of the loudest mouths in the house. I am human.

I'm am the girl who is more a tomboy than a perfect London Miss. I'm a person who loves to horribly fake Southern and British accents, who loves any Western, and dislikes school. I love books, musicals, and can never write, blog, or scroll through Pinterest without music. I love my hot chocolate luke-warm and watered down, and my iced tea with plenty of sugar. I'm the kind of person who only drinks water out of her favorite water bottle, and drinks her sweet tea in a Mason jar. I'm the kind of person who loves to shovel our entire driveway in the cold weather just to be alone. I love to go to the garage or down to our basement to belt out any song that I feel like singing. I'm the person who has major stage fright, is camera shy, and doesn't like to embarrass herself. I'm the person who spends every single moment alone to sing, no matter how bad anyone thinks I sound. I am the kind of person who can't forgive herself for sins and mistakes made in her life, no matter how small it is. I am the kind of person who has trouble letting go of anything. I am human.

These are only little things about me. And all of them are true. The one thing I probably struggle with the most is my body. My weight and my eyes are probably my biggest enemies. And a couple more that I'm not bothering to mention. Now follow me on this journey; I'm the kind of person who could eat a whole Thanksgiving dinner, but pack on every single carb, whereas my sisters could eat that and not pack on a single ounce. I know I should watch my weight, but I don't think people, especially skinny girls who don't pack on the weight as heavily as fellow girls like me, understand how hard that is to do. My shape, to me- I'm no expert, is probably between an hourglass and a circle (apple) shape. Mostly the hourglass. My hips are very wide, as is my bust line, in which I absolutely despise. This is what I mean about Shattering The Mirror. Society today makes girls struggle with their looks. Society today says, if you're not anorexic skinny, have beautiful curves, a rockin' smile, straight teeth, and perfect posture, than you basically belong in the dumpster. But how true is that? The answer? That is far from the truth. God hand-crafted all of us, and it's more important to look beautiful on the inside, no matter how beautiful we are on the outside. The funny thing about me, is that I've never wanted to look like a super-model of an actress. I've always wanted to look like my sisters. So odd, right? Most girls want to look like girls on magazines, but not me. Our mirrors are probably the most awful thing that girls can have in their room, or even in their house. I'm saying this for all the girls who feel the way I do. We are beautiful. Now, I'm going to make a list of recommendation songs for girls to listen to, Christian or not. Sometimes we all need to hear that song that has the exact message that we are going through. There are only a few songs on this list that I made, but these are the main ones that come to mind. I'm hoping to add more.

1. Beautiful For Me by Nichole Nordeman
Beautiful For Me is a Christian song, beautiful sung by Nordeman. It speaks about inner and true beauty, and I couldn't agree more about the message.
2. Who Says Selena Gomez
This is a great song for non-religious people, and Christian. The only thing that I would say is incorrect about these lyrics, is the chorus, "Who says, who says you're not perfect?". That is wrong. No one is perfect. Other than that, the song is very good.
3. Beautiful by Christina Aguilera
Good song for girls. Very good song, very good message.

I truly hope this post helps girls. Whether they struggle with their body shape, braces, glasses, any issue that they may have, maybe listen to some of these songs and remember God loves you.

Women and Young Girls, If You Read This Post, Be Brave. Post One Thing That You Struggle With In The Comments Box. All Of Us Struggle With Something, Big or Little. Before You Go To Bed Tonight, Remember That God Loves You. We Are Beautiful. 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sippin' Sweet Tea: 7-27-13

So, this past week or so has been absolutely crazy. We had our county 4-H Fair, and I am in two clubs. Rabbit and Media. I showed one Mini Lop rabbit, which I auctioned for $150. He got fifth place out of nine rabbits. I have been in Rabbit Club for five years, and this year was my first year in Media Club, which it certainly is not the last. What the Media Club is, is a club that releases a newsletter-type of paper called the Clover Chronicles. It's usually about 11 or 12 pages long. As of right now, there are only seven members. But one thing that great about such a small club, is that you form personal bonds with the members. Although, we might have managed to recruit some members. I went on average about three or four assignments a day, going around the fair to events where I interviewed people and took photographs. I was out at the fair all day, pretty much all week. (Thank goodness I love the fair as much as I do!). My least favorite thing to do was being Editor of the Day. I was there until 12 AM editing with another member. Editor of the day has to basically place all of the articles, captions, photographs, and advertisements and check for any errors. (Tough job!) But it was really fun. I even met a new friend! (You know who you are! :)) The talent show was on a Wednesday, where I took fourth place out of five contestants. (I did really bad!) Like a news reporter, I got to cover all sorts of stories, including a Jason Crabb concert and the 2013 Fair Queen. It was a great experience. I learned how to write better, edit and grayscale photographs, and take better ones. Now, I'm going to tell you about the advantage we have to all of the other major livestock clubs.
1. Our headquarters, which is really a basement/storm shelter is air conditioned with our own bathrooms!
2. Seeing all of the great aspects of the fair that you've never seen
3. Inside access that normal people wouldn't normally get
4. Getting to act like a Newsie

On our "last" day of fair, Friday, which our fair's real last day was Saturday, we needed to distribute all of our papers. All of our seven members crammed into a courtesy shuttle and drove around to all of the green boxes where the papers needed to be delivered. On our way, we all were yelling "Paper!', "Get your paper!", "Ma'am would you like a paper?" "Get your paps!" We all were laughing and having fun, basically like crazy kids riding around in a small little shuttle yelling "Paper! Get your paper!".

For me, the fair is a big deal. It's the one thing besides my birthday and Christmas that I look forward to. Our fair is absolutely huge, and brings in a big crowd every year. As I said above, this year has been great adding Media Club to the mix. The only downside that's made into a positive is the fair food is WAY expensive. But, it's a good thing I absolutely love grilled cheese. That's probably the cheapest food worth your money out there. That, and an ice cream cone. Both cost only a dollar. I basically lived on grilled cheese for a week! (Sooooo not complainin'!) To save money, I brought side foods from home and bought my main course at the fair. Seeing the livestock was awesome. I'm especially fond of the horses, no matter how allergic I am to them. Usually I get to ride rides on Wednesday, which is the $1 ticket day, but my special friend and I didn't get to use all of the tickets on that day, so we got to use them on Friday along with two free ones, and more. Friday, was my Gotcha Day, which is the day I was adopted. So, to celebrate Hannah Style, I annually save $5.50 for a large cup of Dip 'n' Dots, and this year, I got to ride more rides! (Oh yeeeeaaaahhhhh!) So, awesome fair week this year! I can't wait for 2014's fair!

I know my first Sippin' Sweet Tea was much longer, but the fair has been over-riding my normal life. The Last Dance has been coming along greatly. Though, it has been neglected for the past week or so.

Oh, another thing. I found Love Never Dies, the Australian version on Youtube in parts and good quality, sound and picture wise. (Boo-yah!) Ben Lewis, Anna O'Byrne, and Simon Gleeson were amazing! Ben and Anna are so into their parts, that you forget they're acting.

So, this has been my life pretty much since my first segment. This is Sippin' Sweet Tea 7-27-13!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

I'm Back! Love Never Dies: Australian Version

I'm baaaacccckkkkkk! The fair was awesome, super busy as usual. Our fair is absolutely huge, and succeeds in bringing in a definite crowd every year. About the talent show. I didn't place, unless you count fourth place out of five people, (including my sister) in the competition. P.S., July 26th was my Gotcha Day! (If you want more info. on what that is, comment below!) And what better to kick off my return? How about a great musical I love? I'll give you some clues:
1. It's beautifully written and tear-jerking (For Me At Least)
2. It is a sequel to another brilliant musical (It Most Certainly Is!)
3. And it was made by Andrew Lloyd Webber. (Oh Yeaaahhhh!)

(Drum Roll) It is Love Never Dies!!!!!

Ben Lewis as Erik in
Love Never Dies
Australian Production
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Lately I have been on a phase of the musical Love Never Dies, the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, by Andrew Lloyd Webber. I've always wanted to find the original London footage with Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo, but have failed to find anything but the ending in terrible shaky quality. I was on Pinterest scrolling through someone's board and I found the Australian version of the "Finale" in great quality. I looked down to see the "publisher" of that video and hit the jackpot!!!! t3hfiasc0, has posted The whole musical of Love Never Dies (Australian Version) in great quality and parts. The only way I recognized the user name, was because this user also uploaded The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary at The Royal Albert Hall in great quality in parts. I was so excited about Love Never Dies, that I watched the whole thing in less than 12 hours. (Usually it takes me two days to get through the whole thing with my crazy life) It was so good! As much as I absolutely love Sierra and Ramin's, I think Ben Lewis (Erik) and Anna O'Byrne (Christine Daae) are beautiful as the next chapter of both Erik and Christine's life. Ben's voice is just as deep, if not deeper than Ramin's, and it just sounds great. Anna's voice, don't get me started on it. It's so beautiful, it makes me wish I like I sounded like her or Sierra (In which I sound like a frog). My favorite songs are "Once Upon Another Time", "The Beauty Underneath", "Devil Take The Hindmost", "Love Never Dies", and "The Finale". Best songs ever!!!!
Anna O'Byrne as Christine Daaé in
Love Never Dies
Australian Production
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So, I've only seen this version, and because of that, I have to say it's the best version I've seen. The songs are beautifully written, while the musical itself, well, I'm not sure about it. I mean, don't get me wrong, it's great, but.........just not as good as The Phantom of the Opera. I might have a "The Battle Of Love Never Dies: My Opinion", later, but the thing is, I really don't know what my opinion is, and/or anything to back it up. I'll work on that later.

Simon Gleeson as Raoul in
Love Never Dies
Australian Verison
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For everyone who wants to check out the cast of the Australian version (The one I watched) without having to jump to Wikipedia for it, here it is:
Erik (The Phantom): Ben Lewis
Christine Daaé: Anna O'Byrne
Vicomte de Chagny Raoul: Simon Gleeson
Madame Giry: Maria Mercedes
Meg Giry: Sharon Millerchip
Gustave: Jack Lyall

There is more cast, of course, but these are the main characters of it. It is a shame, though, that the managers Firmin and Andre are not present in any Love Never Dies version. (I really love them!) But, it's pretty good.
Jack Lyall as Gustave in
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Australian Production
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Sharon Millerchip as Meg Giry in
Love Never Dies
Australian Production
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Maria Mercedes as Madame Giry in
Love Never Dies
Australian Production
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The story line is set in New York, where Erik lives, ten years later. The worthy Madame Giry and her daughter, Meg, have smuggled him from the opera house in Paris, to New York on Coney Island. In the song "Til I Hear You Sing", he sings of wanting to see and hear Christine again. (The song title should tell a lot). He then lures the now-married Christine Daaé to New York with her husband Vicomte Raoul and their ten year old son Gustave. Usually, I would tell you the entire plot. But.....if you really want to find out more, then you'll just have to watch it!

If You Choose To Watch Love Never Dies, Tell Me What You Think In The Comments Box!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Au Revoir! (For Now)

Hey, everybody! I just wanted this to be a small "going away" post.

So, our county fair is coming up, July 19-27. I will not be posting at all during that week, and perhaps the day after that. I'm in the 4-H Rabbit and Media Club (Sooooo exciting!) I'm going to be at the fair everyday, all day, and therefore will not be posting much at all. But I should be blogging back up very soon after fair week. I'm also in the Senior division of our talent show, and I will be playing "I Dreamed a Dream" and the last part of "Own My Own" from Les Misérables on the piano. I had to slim them down quite a bit, but they sound beautiful together. I can't tell you how nervous I am playing in front of soooo many people, but I hope I'm ready! You'd think after doing that, playing at recitals, and a couple competitions every year, I'd be used to it! (I'm Really Not!) Wish me good luck!!!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

NaNoWriMo Anybody?

So, just today, my sister and I joined NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I'm pretty excited. Now, as much as I want to just jump on board and get my novel The Last Dance in there by November, I think I should do it next year, so I really know what I'm doing. I can't believe ordinary people turn into published authors just by doing this! It's amazing and I'm really looking forward to it! 

Are You Interested In Joining NaNoWriMo? Have You Already Joined And/Won? Comment Below!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Roll Models: Mesa Pate

So, I have many people that I look up to. People like my dad, my mom, and quite a few more people. But today, I'll tell you about one major roll model. This will be a short post to make it to the point. I am sure she is not a roll model just for me, but for many young girls of all kinds. She is Mesa Pate.

Mesa Pate is a young woman who is a PBR Stock Contractor. She owns bull such as Will James, and used to own bulls such as Highway 12 (Who is now currently owned by Jeff Robinson and Bar 3D Bucking Bulls, and Closet Gangster now owned by Jeff Robinson).

I first heard about Mesa Pate around 2011 or 2012. The BFT's were in Billings, Montana, and one of her bulls were competing. They had a small segment video about her life. You can watch the video here. Her story fascinated me, as did she, just being herself. Her story proves that whether your a male or a woman you can do anything if you have drive, determination, and are willing to work extra hard you can do anything.

Mesa is one of my major inspirations in my life. She makes me want to do something important in and for my life.

Who Is/Are Your Inspiration/Inspirations? Comment Below!!!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Writings On The White Fence: The Last Dance

So, this is my first Writings On The White Fence. I should hopefully be getting a picture of a white fence soon, so it can become my title header, but I have not been able to accomplish that yet. But, for now, we'll start with the book. 

As I said in my Sippin' Sweet Tea segment, I'm writing my novel titled, The Last Dance. This title is official, surprisingly. Normally, I have what I call "Pro-titles", aka "looking for a better title because the one I have sucks". But not this one, because, first it fits my plot perfectly, and secondly, I just love it. I have made my own book cover for it, I'm still seeing about some changes, but thanks to a friend, Eva, from Ramblings of a Janeite, she told me about a free website of how to make these covers. (Thank you sooo much, Eva!) It was a lot of fun, and not as much work as I though it would be. 

Tada!!!!! This is my "Book Cover"
*I Do Not Own The Picture Of Brooke Hyland
From The Show "Dance Moms",
And The Roses Were Uncopyrighted
If you were wondering, Savannah White was going to be my pen name if I was ever published. But right now, I'm thinking that decision over a bit. So, I'm going to share a bit of my inspiration for this book. You can get it from anywhere. You don't even have to go outside your own house to find inspiration. 

First,  I always normally have character, place, song, book, and maybe even a show or movie inspiration. And it doesn't have to be the entire movie, you could just see a moment of the trailer and you get an idea. 

My Inspiration: 
Book: The Phantom Of The Opera
Now, I'm a huge Phan of The Phantom of the Opera, and right around the time I started getting into it and finished the book, I had started to write The Last Dance. I wanted to put a little bit of who I was in there, whether it be a good book I love, my favorite food, or just the way I am. So it was a good thing.

Character Inspiration: Brooke Hyland
So, Brooke Hyland was my inspiration for Amanda Robinson. In my opinion I think she looks like an Amanda. I got the name Amanda, from Amanda Seyfried, who stars in Les Misérables the 2012 movie. Robinson, I got that from one of my favorite bull riders, Pistol Robinson. If this would be turned into a movie, I would want Brooke to play Amanda. David Gearhart, I didn't have much inspiration for him. I just knew that he would have cancer, and be very sophisticated. I know, pretty sorry inspiration, huh? I got the name David, because I just love it so much, and Gearhart, is from the old retired show "The Unit". In that show, it's spelled differently, but that is where my inspiration came from. 

Movies: Warm Bodies and Beautiful Creatures

So, I've never seen either of these movies, and have absolutely no desire. I saw the trailer of Warm Bodies, and had inspiration for a couple (I usually like to work with brothers and sisters more than couples), and Beautiful Creatures basically just helped me out with more of the clean romance I wanted.

Place: Brooklyn, New York 
New York, I've never wanted to go there, (So sorry to all New Yorkers) I'm more of a small town country girl, not a big city girl. I'm not an outgoing person, but I thought I would go out of my comfort zone and do one set in Brooklyn, New York. I also send my character Amanda Robinson to Chicago, and both her and David to Manhattan. 

Show: Dance Moms
My mom and sisters, and me (of course), just started watching Dance Moms. We love the drama, and the girls dancing. I've always loved Maddie and Chloe, but I've always loved Brooke Hyland. On one episode, they danced a routine, I believe, called "Your Dream Is My Dream". It was an episode where Brooke danced with a boy, and that gave me the inspiration to start a new novel. All these other inspirations came not long after. That's the reason why Brooke Hyland is on my "Cover". 

Songs: If I Didn't Have You by Thompson Square and Dream A Little Dream Of Me by Doris Day
I just starting getting into country music about a year or more ago, and now a friend of ours has a new radio station called "God and Country" a station where good clean country is played. I ran by this song, and loved it from the start. Dream A Little Dream Of Me by Doris Day, well, I heard this song in the Hallmark movie The Lost Valentine (such a sweet sad story) so, I found it on Youtube and I love it. These were my song inspirations. 

Now, that is my inspiration. You may think "Wow, this gal's got a lot of inspiration!", but it all just comes from everywhere. "How can this much, and these things give you inspiration? I stare at everything for like ten minutes and get nothing!", you may say. Inspiration might not be easy to find, but it'll find you. You'll know. The next time I write another Writings On The White fence, hopefully I'll have a white fence picture, and I might let you in on some sneak peeks, and some "deleted scenes" (scenes and ideas) that never made it into the book. 

What Do You Think About The Last Dance? If You Want To Make A Cover Of Your Own, I'll Be Glad To Give You The Site! Comment Below, And/Or If You Have Any Questions Or Ideas!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

PBR Favorites: Bull Riders And Bull Fighters

So, I'm a big fan of the PBR and I'm going to tell you about my ultimate favorites, and about the amazing bull fighters who risk their lives every weekend for these athletes. But first, a little backstory about how I got into the sport.

Cord McCoy
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I've been watching bull riding for as long as I remember. As a little girl, my wonderful Dad and I would go down to our basement and I would sit on his lap and we would watch it together. My Dad is the one who basically introduced me to it, and I'm very thankful he did. I remember seeing the guys pull their ropes and the gate opening. It was absolutely thrilling. Now, in all honesty, I basically forgot about it. I started going to public school (K-3), and quite frankly I didn't have the time to watch it. Add two more surprise sisters, a new vending machine business, and housework to school and homework. If my life was and is like a glass of sweet tea, it would be filled to the brink. But every Sunday night we always found time to watch "The Amazing Race". Now, I guess I'll tell you about one of my favorites because it goes along with my backstory. Cord McCoy is the reason I got back into bull riding. He and his older brother Jet McCoy, competed on Season 16 of The Amazing Race. They placed second by mere minutes (I WAS SOOOOO ANGRY!!!!). One day, I was watching reruns about a year after the race was done, and I heard him say a few words about bull riding. So I was "Hm. I'll check it out." I did just that and fell in love again. The danger factor, the bull and rider's skill, and how the bull fighter's did their job so well, I was hooked. So I started recording it. Every single one that was on TV, I would record. Well that's a lie. I only recorded the BFT's. The season is on break right now, but the Built Ford Tough (BFT) Series will be back soon, in 45 days.

Luke Snyder
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So, my first bull rider is Luke Snyder. I first heard about him when he won Last Cowboy Standing in 2011. It was between him, Sean Willingham, Aaron Roy, and Pistol Robinson. I had just turned it on when the final four did their showdown. He is one of the older guys, so that'll probably mean he'll sadly be retiring soon. He has won many things, and is one of my favorites.

Aaron Roy is my second favorite. He is Canadian, and was in the running of winning Last Cowboy standing. As you read up top, Luke Snyder beat him out. I don't know how I pick my favorites. I don't pick them by how many times they win or lose, I kinda just choose and that's it.
Aaron Roy
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Pistol Robinson
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Pistol Robinson, what a great bull rider. He's one of my favorites. I haven't seen much of him because both of his legs were broke and crushed by the bull Carillo Cartel. That was terrible. Period. So, I haven't seen him compete much.

Silvano Alves
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Silvano Alves, two time world champion and just to mention, he's Brazilian. Now, I said I don't like people who win all the time, and that is true. I didn't like Silvano at first. I was like, "He wins, all the time! It's annoying, let someone else win!" (Yes, I did think that) But I warmed up to him, and now he's one of my favorites.

Skeeter Kingsolver is one more favorite of mine. He had been cut from the tour, so once again, I haven't seen much of him lately.
Skeeter Kingsolver
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Now, onto my bull fighters. Shorty Gorham, Frank Newsom, and Jesse Byrne. They make such a good team, and now with their "Inside PBR", it's so great to hear about how they do all that they do. Frank Newsom is as tough as they get. If there was a way to somehow describe when they get hit it would be like this: Shorty gets tapped, Frank takes the shots, and Jesse is always launched, and still manages to land on his feet. Remarkable, huh? They are great at what they do, and I'm sure the bull riders appreciate it.
Shorty Gorham, Frank Newsom, and Jesse Byrne
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And in September while the BFT's are in Grand Rapids, Michigan, my Dad and I are going to go and watch the action live!!!! I'm really excited!!! So, here are my favorites and my bull fighters, hope you enjoyed! 

Who Is Your Favorite Bull Rider And Fighter, And Why? Comment Below!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Hey Guys, Jump On Over!

Hey everyone, my sister Samantha is having a Ten World War II Heroes Series on her blog, /http://lechaimontheright.blogspot.com/. The very first one out is about a Dutch Christian, who helped save countless Jews. Her name is Diet Eman. If you want to find out more, click the link above. Now, Samantha, being my older sister, is a great writer, and I'm sure that if you choose to read about Diet Eman, an amazing woman, you will not regret it. Prepare to be amazed at what this woman did to help, and feel free to let the tears flow when you read the note she got from her husband Hein Sietsma. Reading it will break your heart. And be sure to watch for more of her greats writings about the stories of these amazing heroes of World War II. 

If You Choose To Read These, Comment On Here, And Tell Me What You Think. How Did This Maybe Make An Impact On You? And The Next Time You See Someone In Need Of Help, Will You Choose To Be A Bystander Or To Give A Helping Hand?