Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Inkpen Authoress featured on Perfectly Sensible Nonsense :)

Hello Everyone! :)
Well, a while back I entered Taylor Lynn's Poetry Contest and....won it! :) You can read the announcement post here. :)
As part of the prize I got to do a guest post on her blog, and since I had never had that honor before, I had a bit of a time trying to decide what to write about. In the end, I went with this. What do you think of it? I had to agree with Rabbit from Winnie-the-Pooh, myself.

"I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit. "No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't. But there was going to be when I began it. It's just that something happened to it along the way."
Winnie the Pooh

Everyone else seemed to like it, though! :) And it was fun to be featured on someone else's blog! :) Maybe I'll use that idea for my next contest....(which is in the works!)

Also, I joined up with after I saw that my new Kiwi correspondant, Felicity, was on there. :) *smile* It's a free poetry community where you can post your poetry, as well as read the work of other poets and get feedback. I thought I'd try it out and see what's what. So far I like it pretty well.
I still have not gotten around to writing that brilliant post. It is not good form to make a bunch of excuses for your negligance. However, I must excuse myself this once because we are so terribly busy with our market-gardening business (two markets and one produce co-op a week, plus other garden work) and I had that glorious Civil War ball to go to, and then....well...I must confess. I received my Pride and Prejudice movie in the mail and I have been much occupied in my odd moments with day-dreaming I am Lizzie Bennett and wondering if I'll marry someone like Mr. Darcy... Just kidding. :) But we have been watching it during rest time, and finally finished it last night.
Oh yes! And how could I forget! I have been writing my graduation speech! It is not the speech that makes me nervous, but the thought of the 200 pairs of eyes fixed upon my face while I read it. I think I'll faint. Most probably. But perhaps it'd be best *not* to think about it and pretend I am someone else entirely while I go through it. :[ *Grim smile*

Well, duty calls and I must hie away to fulfill it! I shall quote Pride and Prejudice to satisfy you as I go! ;)
"Let us not say 'Farewell', but as the French have it, 'Au Revoir!'" ~George Wickham


Carilyn said...

A couple of tips about going up in front of others:

1. It doesn't matter what everyone thinks of you. Remember: "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." Not that it's completely true, but in actuality, if you mess up or anything, no need for embarrasment. The best of them out there do it at one point or another, and if you are sincerely trying your best, no one has good grounds for thinking bad of you.

2. We should fear God more than other people (I got this from the Botkin sisters). What other people think doesn't matter as much as what God thinks, and I think what He is most concerned with is us doing our best for Him.

Your friend,

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links, Rachel! <3

And ooh, another contest... yay! *jumps up and down*

It sounds like you've been busy... how was the Pride and Prejudice movie? Who starred in it? I'd like to watch one, but I know there are a few versions and I'd like to have a recommendation before I order it through Netflix. :)

Good luck with the graduation speech! <3

Rachel and Sarah said...

Yes, I agree with Carilyn. There's no need to be nervous of people thinking either your speech was silly (and that's impossible coming from your brain) or anything like that.....after all...alot of these folks won't even see you for ages after this! :P ;) I know you'll do a great job with the speech. And hey, if you can survive through having teeth extracted you can survive anything! =P
And @Taylor, the 1995? BBC version is definitely the best P&P out there! :) Although the newest version is not altogether *bad* it's just so much shorter that the story and characters can't develop half as much! :)

♥Katie said...

Ha! funny title, Rachel!! =) <3~Katie

Anonymous said...

Awesome, Sarah, thank you! <3 I just looked it up on Netflix and found one made in 1995 - starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, right? :)

Thank you again! :)

Rachel and Sarah said...

Right, Taylor! The *only* one to watch if you want true Austen-ish-ness. :)

Anonymous said...

Gotcha. :) Thank you for the help!