The Gazeebo

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The Gazeebo: le commencement est la moitié de tout

Hey all!

Lately, I have been changing things up a little just for the fun of it by having a bit of French stuff.  Well, this is just another day of it.. the title here was given to me by a friend.. it means “beginning is half of everything,” and it was originally a saying by Pythagore.

Anyway, the reason for the title – today was the first day at GCC [in AZ] so I was pretty excited.  It’s a new beginning toward the rest of my life.. another step toward where I’m heading.  I had this Intro to Communication class, which is basically a gen-ed for a lot of different majors lol.  But, it’s still part of the move, another piece of the transition that I’m in right now, so it matters 🙂

Well that’s really all for today.. I’m getting kind of tired and have to wake up at a decent time for tomorrow’s classes anyway lol.  So, here’s the poem – this one was originally done in German by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.  It was translated here by Hyde Flippo.  Both versions were found here.

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August 22, 2011 Posted by | Your Lungren Originals | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Gazeebo: Sharpies and Plaid

Hey again!

Didn’t do a whole heck of a lot today, so this post isn’t gonna be that long 😛 I bought 4 pairs of shoes though so that was cool – 2 plaid designed pairs and 2 white pairs.  However, I colored on one of the white pairs with sharpies which actually doesn’t look half bad.. I just wish the blue didn’t look like purple as much as it does lol.

School starts up at my college again tomorrow so I’m pretty dang excited for that 🙂 I don’t work, but I’m thinking about maybe stopping by anyway just cause I can – it’s such a cool place to hang out at so why not?

Well that’s about all – on to the poem.  Another of Charles Baudelaire’s.. from a suggestion by a friend 🙂 The original version in French was acquired here, while the English translation was acquired here. Continue reading

August 21, 2011 Posted by | Your Lungren Originals | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Gazeebo: In Preparation

Hey all!

So, tomorrow, my mom begins her EMT class (I am SO excited for her) and I have work.. according to my boss and coworkers, it’ll probably be pretty busy so that’ll be fun lol.  I’ll basically be running the cash register and maybe making some smoothies and such while my coworkers will be making the coffee drinks due to my lack of coffee knowledge lol.

I’m excited for it, nonetheless, so I’ll be going in with a smile on my face and working through it the best I can 🙂 My boss made a nice comment about me today that I liked – she said that I was doing a good job at it so far and had the initiative needed for the environment.  I have always been this type of person – if I have something to do, I go at it and get it done; if I get it done, I look for something else to do.  But, that’s just the way it is 🙂

I really like my coworkers, and my boss for that matter so that always helps the work environment.. I’m kind of running out of things to say, if you may be wondering lol.  But, today I had a shift that ended mid morning and ended up just hanging around the shop until mid afternoon when I had to go pick my sister up from school.  I basically just spent the entire time talking to a coworker I met yesterday and got to know her a little, so that was pretty awesome! 🙂

Anyway, that’s really about all I have to say today.. on to the poem now.  The writer’s block is still troubling my creative thinking, so here’s a poem titled “La Musique” (“Music”) by French poet, Charles Baudelaire.  I have here both the original version in French, along with a translation to English, done by Roy Campbell.  I acquired both the original version and the translation here.  It offered two other translations as well, but due to my lack of knowing French, I didn’t really know which one to pick; so I picked the one that sounded the prettiest lol. Continue reading

August 19, 2011 Posted by | Your Lungren Originals | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

   

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