Thursday, July 21, 2016

Bucket List - Things I have DONE

This post will just be the list of things I have DONE on my Bucket List.  It's always nice to see the accomplishments first then see how far long you have to go on your lists.

    • Everyone worries about this one.  Many times people are just going through life HATING their jobs because they never really found the RIGHT one.  Well folks I have found that one job that I just love and couldn't be more happier.  I am a Librarian at the Shelby Area District Library in Michigan.
    • Yes, I actually did move out of my parents house right after high school and found an affordable townhouse that works with my paycheck and it is a wonderful two story townhouse.  I was one of the first tenants actually to move in, so I got all the new appliances and everything.  (Didn't want to brag, but it is a neat house).
    • Their names are Stormy, the Cat and Ollie, the Dog.
    • I had hair all the way down to my waist and I just felt like chopping it off and getting short hair so I donated my hair to Locks of Love.
    • I have about 10 shelves in my townhouse and it is still growing!!!
    • I wrote a book called My Life in Motion Pictures and I have it published.  You can check it out at my new website:  Kelsey's Book  
    • My parents and I were on vacation in Florida visiting my brother and he sent a Limo to the airport to pick us up.  I was awesome!!!
    • I was able to go to a Comic Con right in Michigan!!!!  They are starting to have one in Grand Rapids so I was able to go to that one.  Now I just need to go to the San Diego one!!! 
    • I have visited Chicago many times.  Once when I was a kid watching my first Baseball game at Wrigley Field watching the Chicago Cubs (Go Cubs!!!!!) and then another time for school taking a field trip and then once again as an adult to watch the Cubs once more!
    • Yep, I was actually working at the restaurant when I saw this family come in.  Very nice couple even when some people were mean to them, they were so nice and I thought it might brighten up their day.  And I was right!!!  I don't even think they know who paid their bill to this day.
  •  Become Regulars somewhere
    • I live in a small town in West Michigan and wherever I go, I am always recognized.  I'm one of the town's Librarians, someone has seen me!!
    • I love doing this!!!  I was riding my horse one day and I climbed a tree while Honeybunch (she was a Missouri Fox Trotter) was taking a break and I carved our names into the tree.  Still there till this day.
    • I was getting really bad grades in math in Elementary school and they almost held me back because of it.  I just wasn't getting it right.  So my Dad took me out back in our backyard in the summer and taught me how to build a tree house and I had to do all the figuring.  I can totally do math now and I love our Tree House.
  •  Take Flying Lessons
    • Done and I even soloed a Cessna 150.  Total fun.  (Little inside note here:  I am TERRIFIED of heights, but had no problem flying the plane all by myself.)
  • Played Softball
    • I played softball for about 3 years for the Rec team and I totally loved it.  Loved being Short Stop and Catcher.
  • Played Soccer
    • Played soccer for about 3 years for the Rec team and was Goalie most of the time.  I wasn't afraid to get hit by the ball.....apparently I was the only one!
  •  Play in a Band
    • My parents had a Gospel Music Band and I was part of it!!  I got to sing, and play Rhythm Guitar.  I have a 6 string Takamine.
Wow.  I new I did a lot of things in my life, but I didn't realize I did 17 things that I REALLY wanted to do.  And a whole variety of things to do as well.  Interesting.  But, I grew a lot through all of these experiences and I am so happy that I was apart of this.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bucket Lists vs New Years Resolutions

Ever since I can remember I have had a Bucket List with all the things I want to do in my life before I "kick the bucket".  Some I have accomplished already.  Some I am still working on.  There are many that have been "kicked" off my list because, hey, some of them I wrote when I was a kid and when I grew up I knew that THAT particular wish just wasn't feasible.  So the past few years I have had to revise and edit my "Bucket List" or my New Years Resolution list.  I don't usually post things about News Years Resolutions until it is actually the New Years, but why wait?  Especially when something interesting crossed my path that has made me think.  And when I get to thinking too much, my brain starts to fizzle out until I write everything down.

More on that later though.

I started on the "Bucket List" when I was a kid when I first heard about them and how they were just a little bit different than the New Years Resolution.  For one thing, the Resolution?  That's good for a few months and then you (or maybe that's just me) forget about it and move on.  A Bucket List?  Well, that list is good until you die!!!!  And you really start thinking about that list more than the Resolution one anyway, so I really don't bother with that list anymore.  I mostly take a look at my Bucket List.

But then life got in the way.

I moved out of my parents house and now I'm being an adult; having to pay bills, take care of the place, do the laundry.  Don't really have time to go off on an adventure when the lasagna is in the oven.  I am working more hours at the Library so that sort of takes things down a notch for the Resolutions and the making the Bucket List.

But a while ago I saw the movie "The Bucket List" with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman and I don't know it just sparked something in me to get that List out and revise it a little and live to the fullest.  If you have never seen "The Bucket List" then go out and check it out.  Even if you don't like either of the actors, you will love the movie.  Here is a little synopsis of the movie from Google:  "Billionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) and car mechanic Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) are complete strangers, until fate lands them in the same hospital room. The men find they have two things in common: a need to come to terms with who they are and what they have done with their lives, and a desire to complete a list of things they want to see and do before they die. Against their doctor's advice, the men leave the hospital and set out on the adventure of a lifetime."  I don't know but watching those guys going through life knowing that they are going to die just sets them up to finish their bucket list.

It kind of made me think though.  There are so many times when I see a movie or read a book where the main character is going to die or a family member is and they do all these insane trips or insane adventures because they are like "Aww whatever, I'm going to die anyway" and that just made me sad.  Why wait to do all those amazing adventures that is waiting for you when you are about to die?  Why not do it now?  What's wrong about doing these fun things in your life right here right now?

And that is what got me thinking about my own Bucket List.  I'm 25 years old, I have plenty of time to do things in life, or just work from paycheck to paycheck and wait till I'm old and retired to see things.  But the rate our country is going at the moment and almost another (if you believe such things) World War in our future then I believe it should be NOW that I experience all these adventures that I want to do.  So the next few posts I will be putting down the experiences I have DONE and the experiences that I WANT to do in my life.  Kind of think what you would like to do.  You never know.  That particular experience might have something waiting for you.  Might just be the answer you have been looking for.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Welcome Back

As I look at all of my last posts, I am ashamed to even be called a blogger!  In my defense there has been a lot of things happening in my life, and I have been very busy with my job as a Librarian, that there are times where I can't just sit down and write.  And I didn't have wi-fi at my house, so blogging had to be done at work.  So I have been trying to blog, but life, work, and books have kept me away from the domain of my existence!!

A friend of mine has asked me why I haven't.  And when I told them my reasoning, they concurred that that is a reasonable reason.  But they also deduced that I have been getting, shall I say, cranky of sorts lately.  Getting too hot under the collar on some things.  I have always been like that, but I always had my blogs to fall back on, so then I can be pleasant to actual people.  They concluded that I no, NEED to get back to blogging and share my concerns, my reviews and take it out on a keyboard, not on people.

So here I am back again, blogging world.  And hopefully it will stay.  I have been trying other blogs to see if they will work, but alas, it doesn't stay for long.  "Three Little Birds" is actually my very first blog that I opened up, so I hope to continue this little cycle of mine and hope to regain my self worth in the blogging community.  I don't have that many followers, but there must be some folks actually reading this crap!

A quick run down on my life so far:

  • Moved out of my parents house and now living in a beautiful townhouse right in town next to where I work.
  • I work at Shelby Area District Library.....I work out front and try to answer everyone's questions and dilemmas.  I also do research for folks; make copies; fax; answer the phone; check in/check out books/videos/audiobooks; and am the Computer Guru whereas I can help with guiding you with the use of a computer but I DO NOT fix computers. (Been doing this going on 5-6 years)
  • Am now Reviewing books for Authors and Publishers.
  • Got a new ('s an '08) Jeep.  Jeep Patriot (MK) khaki color and his name is Aslan.
  • Wrote a Book called "My Life in Motion Pictures: 30 Famous Quotes I use in my Life".  I am in the publishing stage and once it is available to buy I will post something on here.
  • Still 5'9"
  • Still plum looking (am working on that....been doing some Zumba, and walking)
  • Am in charge of the Libraries Book Club called "Book Tasting Book Club" and having a blast!!!!
  • Still single
  • .....And that's about it!
Hopefully I keep up with my blogging, my "journaling" of my life.  I forget sometimes how much fun it really is.

Before I end this post I would like to post some quotes that have meant something to me and I would love to share them with you!!!



And always a wonderful reminder:

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Today I open up Internet to see what is going on, what I've missed since last night and my entire world has just collapsed.  

I'm sitting at work just numb all over.  

An amazing, wonderful actor who made you feel every single emotion that is out there, has passed away. Mr. Alan Rickman in one movie/series could you make you hate him to loathe him to feel sorry for him to love him in the end. Such a talented actor on screen and of course his love of Broadway made you love Broadway again. Even though he is gone, we still have Alan Rickman with us whenever we turn on the TV.  

He is with us when we think of a Professor that we despise, but then at the end of the term, just love him with all our hearts. (Harry Potter series) He is with us when we think of Sheriffs. (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) Of the bad guys that make you think they are terrorists but really they just want the's always about that money. (Die Hard) And of course, when we think of sad robots. (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). Who could ever forget the man who loves to act but hates the fans? (Galaxy Quest) Now, whenever I see a caterpillar, I will be thinking of Alan Rickman as well. (Alice in Wonderland)

"While we may come from different places, and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one."


Rest in Peace Mr. Alan Rickman. And thank you for being a part of our lives

Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy

Leonard amazing man that brought so much joy and fun in all our lives playing Spock in the Star Trek: Original Series and directing many movies such as Three Men and a Baby passed away early today.  He was 83 years old.  He did have some health problems namely chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  He is going to be greatly missed.  I know I am going to be going home and crying my eyes out and watching as many Star Trek episodes as I can see tonight in honor of this man.  Even though I have never met him, I consider him my friend for the everything he had shown us in Star Trek and in his Books I am Not Spock and I am Spock.  Anyone who loved Star Trek is going to feel their heart breaking today.  Going to miss you, you green blooded hobgoblin!!  Live Long and Prosper my friend.

Friday, October 3, 2014

As a Christian and an American you need to read this.....

This was written by a woman born in Egypt as a Muslim. Make sure you read the paragraph (in red) toward the end.

Joys of Muslim Women
By Nonie Darwish

In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child, consummating the marriage by 9.

The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.

Even though a woman is abused she can not obtain a divorce.To prove rape, the woman must have 4 male witnesses.

Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry. The family has the right to execute her (an honor killing) to restore the honor of the family. A husband can beat his wife 'at will' and he does not have to say why he has beaten her.

The husband is permitted to have 4 wives and a temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion.

The Shariah Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman.

In the Western World (Canada, Australia,United States and Britain), Muslim men are starting to demand Shariah Law so the wife can not obtain a divorce and he can have full and complete control of her. It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending American, Canadian, Universities and British Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Shariah law.

By passing this on, enlightened Canadian, Australians, American and British women may avoid becoming a slave under Shariah Law.

 Ripping the West in Two.
Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Shariah law on the world, ripping Western law and liberty in two.

She recently authored the book, "Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law." Darwish was born in Cairo and spent her childhood in Egypt and Gaza before immigrating to America in 1978, when she was 8 years old. Her father died while leading covert attacks on Israel. He was a high-ranking Egyptian military officer stationed with his family in Gaza.

When he died, he was considered a "shahid," a martyr for jihad. His posthumous status earned Nonie and her family an elevated position in Muslim society.

But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age. She questioned her own Muslim culture and upbringing. She converted to Christianity after hearing a Christian preacher on television.

In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping shariah law—what it is, what it means, and how it is manifested in Islamic countries.

For the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose sharia on the world. If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed. Westerners generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the dignity of each individual. Islamic law (Sharia) teaches that non-Muslims should be subjugated or killed in this world.

Peace and prosperity for one's children is not as important as assuring that Islamic law rules everywhere in the Middle East and eventually in the world.

While Westerners tend to think that all religions encourage some form of the golden rule, Shariah teaches two systems of ethics—one for Muslims and another for non-Muslims. Building on tribal practices of the seventh century, Shariah encourages the side of humanity that wants to take from and subjugate others.

While Westerners tend to think in terms of religious people developing a personal understanding of and relationship with God, Shariah advocates executing people who ask difficult questions that could be interpreted as criticism

It's hard to imagine, that in this day and age, Islamic scholars agree that those who criticize Islam or choose to stop being Muslim should be executed. Sadly, while talk of an Islamic reformation is common and even assumed by many in the West, such murmurings in the Middle East are silenced through intimidation.

While Westerners are accustomed to an increase in religious tolerance over time, Darwish explains how petro dollars are being used to grow an extremely intolerant form of political Islam in her native Egypt and elsewhere.

(In twenty years, there will be enough Muslim voters in Canada, Australia, the U.S. & Britain to elect the heads of Government by themselves! Rest assured they will do so. You can look at how they have taken over several towns in the USA. Dearborn, MI. is one and there are others....) Britain has several cities now totally controlled by Muslims.

I think everyone in Canada, Australia, the U.S. & Great Britain should be required to read this, but with the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!

It is too bad that so many are disillusioned with life and Christianity to accept Muslims as peaceful. Some may be but they have an army that is willing to shed blood in the name of Islam. The peaceful support the warriors with their finances and own kind of patriotism to their religion. While Canada, Australia, the U.S. & Britain are getting rid of Christianity from all public sites and erasing God from the lives of children, the Muslims are planning a great jihad on North America, Australia & Britain.

This is your chance to make a difference! Pass it on to your email list or at least those you think will listen.