Night (An Original Poem by me, written when I was 13)

Darkness, blackness that you can’t see.
What roams the night when people sleep.
Creatures of the night scream at the moon.
One lonely creature sits down to weep.
The night has its own current,
that no human has ever felt.
The smells, sounds, sights that the creatures know,
only I have known when the night and I melt.
I know the darkness that everyone feels.
That part of everyone that no one will ever see.
The deep down part of everyone
that belongs to one alone, the one alone is me.
I know of your pain and sorrow.
I feel the pain and sorrow you suffer way down deep.
You don’t cry or even make a sound.
Why don’t you sit and weep?
So I cry for you and your pain and sorrow.
I am the creature and I give you this plight.
Give all your suffering to me and you won’t feel anymore pain,
for I am the creature of the night.

Cat Captions…#1

RJ and SJ: "There's no food in our bowls. Oh wait."

   The boys, usually just SJ, always sit in front of their food bowls waiting for me
to pour them food when there is already food in the bowl. Such silly kittens they are.

RJ: "I will get you, fish."

RJ loves the fish. If he didn’t mind water, he’d be swimming in there chasing the fish.

SJ: "When you don't look, I'll eat the waffles."

The constant struggle…my cats versus me, who will win the food.

RJ: "Mama! This bubble wrap is so FUN!!"

I bought a new office chair and the boys were having a blast playing with the
box and with the bubble wrap and other stuff from inside.


One of SJ’s favorite places to sleep is on the “bath mat” (a towel at this time).

SJ: "Awww, mama. You woke me up."

The problem for SJ sleeping in the bathroom is he gets woke up when
the lights go on. (Side note: his eyes aren’t normally like that.)

There is a Leak In My Head – Original Poem by Melissa Woessner (my sister)

There is a leak in my head-

A dominance that has turned as blunt as red.
But I will strain my muscles against my bones
Doing everything I need to do to keep myself bold.
Because life is an everyday thing.
And You can’t just expect to grow stupid wings.
So I tried digging below and found nothing like gold
But I find that this ache is just as alive down below
as it is above with means to hold.

And I can’t listen to the words
But I can feel them.
And I can’t read the words
But I can hear them.

Because sometimes my leak slips into the air.
Pours all over the floor, and I can’t cleanse the stain without making more of a flare.
The evidence all over my shirt
Everyone sees the truth of my dirt
And letting in another for support
Guilts me with a hint of bleach I can’t abort.
When I release some of my color and print it on anothers face.
It Leaves more scars on the minds I try to not taint.
And I can’t help but feel I have been always stalked by a evil that wants the end of me.
Feeling isolated in a sea of clear color where everyone can see.
And being the metaphor of a giant scene.
Voiceless and feeling exstremely weak.
But I have a strong voice
And I can’t sing.
But I can make the notes bleed
With passion into the heart of a cold stream.
That awakes the waves into a dance with a life of compassion and dreams.

But I am not alone in this colorless water
With the lives that swiftly swim around me without falter
Some intersecting with mine
Some glide away entwined
Some dip into your soul
Some steal a chunk that makes you whole
And some replace what you need to float.

And Enemies will speak of the regret they seep.
Because lies often surface within time of being hidden and kept underneath.
But all I ask is what am I to do with this leak in my head?
Is it my soul is finally dead?
Should I feel guilt with the words that crave escape?
Maybe then my head might not have this fricken ache.

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes, Part 1

These posts will be detailing the sayings of my 7 year-old sister, Madysen (or other children). Don’t kids say the darndest things?!

While visiting my apartment the other night, I fed Maddy a clementine which she really enjoyed. She had a lot of problems pronouncing the name and then remembering it.

Maddy (holding a clementine): “What are these?”

Me: “They’re called clementines.”

Maddy: “Mentines?”

Me: “CLEMentines.”

Maddy: “Oh. Clementines.”

Me: “Exactly. That’s a hard word. You can also call them Cuties (the brand name).”

About half an hour later…

Maddy: “Can I have another one of those?”

Me: “Another what?”

Maddy: “Cutie pies?”

Another half an hour or so later…

Maddy: “I want another of those………orange balls.”

Post idea inspired by Jonah said/Ben said


I love my new job. It’s flexible and I love that because I can work whenever, go places whenever, be there for friends and family when they need me whenever. I love that it pays well, especially considering it’s the best that I have been paid in my 10 years of employment. I can work from home while watching tv or listening to music and I would have to say that is one of the best perks. I can start to pay off my large pile of debt with the money from this job, which makes me love it even more. Not to mention the fact that I can work as many hours as I want, just another way to pay off more bills.

Although there are many good things about my job, I wonder if the good things are bad. I wonder if I’m trying to work myself too hard, too much, to earn even more money so I can pay more things off, or buy the few “treats” I let myself buy. I don’t want to miss opportunities to see things. I don’t want to miss time with my friends and siblings. I don’t want to not allow myself to enjoy some time away from work, playing a game or just not working. I feel like, because I can work as much as I want, that I have to work as much as possible. Anytime I’m at home, I’m working. I feel like I shouldn’t take myself away from work to sit in a warm bath, or sometimes even to clean my apartment. I just can’t see a way to know when it’s too much. I just want so badly to be debt free (minus student loans). That feeling would be so wonderful, but what if I can’t enjoy it because I’ve overworked myself? How do I find answers?

My Top 10 Favorite Animated Movies

#10 – Toy Story

A little boy named Andy loves to be in his room, playing with his toys, especially his doll named “Woody”. But, what do the toys do when Andy is not with them, they come to life. Woody believes that he has life (as a toy) good. However, he must worry about Andy’s family moving, and what Woody does not know is about Andy’s birthday party. Woody does not realize that Andy’s mother gave him an action figure known as Buzz Lightyear, who does not believe that he is a toy, and quickly becomes Andy’s new favorite toy. Woody, who is now consumed with jealousy, tries to get rid of Buzz. Then, both Woody and Buzz are now lost. They must find a way to get back to Andy before he moves without them, but they will have to pass through a ruthless toy killer, Sid Phillips.


#9 – Wall-E

In a distant, but not so unrealistic future, where mankind has abandoned earth because it has become covered with trash from products sold by the powerful multi-national Buy N Large corporation, WALL-E, a garbage collecting robot has been left to clean up the mess. Mesmerized with trinkets of Earth’s history and show tunes, WALL-E is alone on Earth except for a sprightly pet cockroach. One day, EVE, a sleek (and dangerous) reconnaissance robot, is sent to Earth to find proof that life is once again sustainable. WALL-E falls in love with EVE. WALL-E rescues EVE from a dust storm and shows her a living plant he found amongst the rubble. Consistent with her “directive” EVE takes the plant and automatically enters a deactivated state except for a blinking green beacon. WALL-E, doesn’t understand what has happened to his new friend, but true to his love, he protects her from wind, rain, and lightning, even as she is unresponsive. One day a massive ship comes to reclaim EVE, but WALL-E, out of love or loneliness hitches a ride on the outside of the ship to rescue EVE. The ship arrives back at a large space cruise ship, which is carrying all of the humans who evacuated Earth 700 years earlier. The people of Earth ride around this space resort on hovering chairs which give them a constant feed of TV and video chatting. They drink all of their meals through a straw out of laziness and/or bone loss, and are all so fat that they can barely move. When the auto-pilot computer, acting on hastily given instructions sent many centuries before, tries to prevent the people of Earth from returning, by stealing the plant, WALL-E, EVE, the portly captain, and a band of broken robots stage a mutiny.

#8 – Despicable Me

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. (Yes, the moon!) Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. The world’s greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes.


#7 – UP

A young Carl Fredrickson meets a young adventure spirited girl named Ellie. They both dream of going to a Lost Land in South America. 70 years later, Ellie has died. Carl remembers the promise he made to her. Then, when he inadvertently hits a construction worker, he is forced to go to a retirement home. But before they can take him, he and his house fly away. However he has a stowaway aboard. An 8 year old boy named Russell, who’s trying to get an Assisting the Elderly badge. Together, they embark on an adventure, where they encounter talking dogs, an evil villain and a rare bird named Kevin.



#6 – Tangled

After receiving the healing powers from a magical flower, the baby Princess Rapunzel is kidnapped from the palace in the middle of the night by Mother Gothel. Mother Gothel knows that the flower’s magical powers are now growing within the golden hair of Rapunzel, and to stay young, she must lock Rapunzel in her hidden tower. Rapunzel is now a teenager and her hair has grown to a length of 70-feet. The beautiful Rapunzel has been in the tower her entire life, and she is curious of the outside world. One day, the bandit Flynn Ryder scales the tower and is taken captive by Rapunzel. Rapunzel strikes a deal with the charming thief to act as her guide to travel to the place where the floating lights come from that she has seen every year on her birthday. Rapunzel is about to have the most exciting and magnificent journey of her life.


#5 – The Lion King

A lion prince, Simba, is born in Africa and the animals of the Pride Lands pay tribute. Later Simba is told by his father, King Mufasa, that when Mufasa dies, Simba will become King of the Pride Lands. Simba’s Uncle Scar would have been king after Musafa had Mufasa not had a child. Fuelled by rage, Scar plots to kill Mufasa and Simba so he is able to take over the throne. He uses the hyenas to cause a stampede through the canyon where Mufasa and Simba are, and personally ensures Mufasa falls to his death. Simba survives so Scar implies that the stampede was Simba’s fault and that the pride will blame him. Simba flees the Pride Lands meaning never to return home. Simba is found, collapsed with exhaustion, by Timone the Meerkat, and Pummba the Warthog, and the trio become fast friends. Simba stays with them well into adulthood until his childhood friend, Nala, hunting beyond the Pride Lands that herds had deserted under Scar’s mismanagement stumbles upon Simba’s new home. Astonished to find him alive, she begs him to return to the Pride Lands, where Scar has reigned as King for years, and ruined everything. All of the animals will starve if Simba does not return. Simba eventually agrees to fight for his kingdom. Simba battles Scar, and learns his father’s death was Scar’s fault, not his own. Simba prevails and, in time, has his own son, mirroring “The Circle of Life.”

#4 – Scooby Do and The Witch’s Ghost

The Scooby gang drops by the New England home of horror and suspense writer Ben Ravencroft (voiced by Tim Curry) and find themselves mixed up in — guess what? — a mystery! It seems the ghost of Ben’s ancestor (a witch named Sarah) haunts the town. Or is someone pretending to be Sarah? One thing is certain — these meddling kids are sure to find out!




#3 – Scooby Doo on Zombie Island

The gang have split up and have taken on new careers, including Daphne being a reporter. For her birthday, Fred invites the whole gang to join their trip to Loisiana for Daphne’s ghost TV show. They have many adventures but every ‘ghost’ is just a guy in a costume. they soon meet Lena, who takes them to Moonscar Island in the hopes to encounter a real ghost. Things soon become creepy and the gang find themselves wrapped up in the Island’s mystery.



#2 – Monsters Inc

In a city of monsters with no humans called Monstropolis centers around Monsters, Inc., the city’s power company. Monsters, Inc. The lovable confidant, tough large, furry blue behemoth-like giant monster named James P. Sullivan (A.K.A. better known as Sulley) and his Cyclops wisecracking best friend short, green monster with one large eye, Mike Wazowski discover what happens when the real world interacts with theirs in the form of a 2-year-old baby girl dubbed “Boo,” who accidentally sneaks into the monster world with Sulley one night. And now it’s up to Sulley and Mike to send Boo back in her door before anybody and especially two evil villains such as Sulley’s main rival as a scarer chameleon-like Randall(a monster that Boo is very afraid of), who possesses the ability to change the color of his skin and Mike and Sulley’s boss Mr. Waternoose the chairman and chief executive officer of Monsters, Inc.

#1 – Shrek

When a green ogre called Shrek discovers his swamp has been ‘swamped’ with all sorts of fairytale creatures by the scheming Lord Farquaad, Shrek sets out, with a very loud donkey by his side, to ‘persuade’ Farquaad to give his swamp back. Instead, a deal is made. Farquaad, who wants to become the King, sends Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona, who is waiting for her one true love. But once they head back with Fiona, it starts to become apparent that not only does Shrek like Fiona, but Fiona is keeping something secret.



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