Thursday, July 26, 2007

my milestone

So.... I just finished my last English class of my life today and here is the final English paper i will ever have to write in college... yes i know there will be other papers to write... but this is English... not history or any other class...

Here is a paper I wrote about midnight last night, its not the best I have ever done but it's my new favorite movie. So I thought i would share it with ya'all.

By: Katlynn W.
Many great life saving, love stories come from the wide ranged adventures of WWII. In the movie “Everything Is Illuminated” by director Live Schreiber, was a story of a young man who was saved by a woman whose grandson receives a picture with a matching necklace pendent as collectibles makes him want to investigate the story behind the picture. The movie is split up into chapters. Each chapter has a different adventure. In every chapter and adventure something new happens, the characters, memories of the past, meets new people, and what happened. Jonathan the grandson of the man in the photo takes a trip to the Ukraine to find the answers he needs. Threw meeting new people and journeys he finds a little more about his self every time.
The story starts out panning across this wall full of items he has collected threw out the years. The first character the viewer meets is his grandmother, she is lying on her death bed and she gives him a picture of his grandfather. This picture really makes him want to investigate it. The next character that the viewers are introduced to is his grandfather of which he just completely adores. Before he dies he receives a yellow stone with a bug in it from him. This stone was the sole item that started his obsession with collecting oddball items.
In chapter one while standing next to his grandmother he asks the question “ who is the lady in the picture?”, she reply’s with “Augustine.” From then on it strikes him to really figure out who this Augustine lady is. When he stares closer at the picture he realizes that the yellow stone his grandfather gave him is the one that is on the lady in the pictures necklace. This interreges him and he fly’s to Ukraine to find out more details.
While in chapter two it opens up in the setting of this chapter is mainly the Turns family. When the view first meets this family they are eating dinner. In this family the important characters are Grandpa, Alex, and the eye seeing bitch dog. When Alex describes himself, he described him self as “extremely tall, only lesbians are taller then me, I love American movies, African Americans, and is an extremely good dancer.” When Jonathan is looking for some one to show him around the Ukraine to inquire about this picture he finds Alex and his Grandpa to do this for him but he never thought that they would know anything about it. They all meet at the train station, and when Jonathan gets of the train he is greeted by Alex and a band playing the national anthem for the USA where Jonathan is from. When they get back to the car to meet up with grandpa and the dog Jonathan makes the comment “I’m deathly scared of dogs.” But later during the movie he conquers his fear of dogs and it helps him with his self-esteem. Later that night they finally reach the hotel where they will be staying at. When they sit down to eat dinner at the hotel two main events happen. He first tells them that he is vegetarian and won’t eat meat then they ask will u eat “chicken, fish, or even sausage?” then he reply’s with “no.” This could be used as a foreshadowing for later on down the line when they meet the lady who knows something about the photo. When Jonathan shows the picture to grandpa he has an emotional reaction to the picture but is not clear about his feelings to the picture. When Alex and Grandpa go to bed Grandpa makes the comment “Jonathan seems like a really good kid, maybe we should help him.”
In chapter three we learn more about the photo. Grandpa says that the lady’s name is Augustine and Jonathan is just thrilled to know that he knows her name as well. He then asks him to show him where she lives which is in Trachimbrod, and where it is at. In this chapter of the movie Grandpa has a flash back when they stop on the side of the road of an old WWII memories he had, all the viewer finds out from this flash backs is that he or someone he knows is Jewish and was caught but the Germans, but buy the end Alex comes running up to say that they have ran out of gas. She welcomes all of them into her home. They soon find out she collects things, and is a vegetarian just like Jonathan. All three ask her the same question “Are you alone?” she replies quickly with “No.” The reasoning behind this is because she has all of them, and points to the boxes she collects stuff in. The viewers then realize through pictures who is who is who is related to who. Augustine is this lady’s sister, her sister was married and expecting a child with the man in the photo, the man in the photo is Jonathan’s Grandfather, and Augustine’s sister saved her brother. A week after Jonathan’s Grandfather left for America his wife was shot and killed by German officers for being Jewish. The lady takes them down to the river and it is night when they get there. This is the site where Jonathan’s Grandfather’s wife was killed. Here is where Jonathan collects three bags of gravel from the river. Later that night when they get back to the hotel Jonathan gives him a bag of gravel, and also later that night Alex’s Grandfather deiced to kill him self in the tub.
From photographs people can tell a lot about the people in the picture. In this picture Jonathan learned how complicated life was in the war not only for his grandfather but for the people living in that time. Threw the chapters the characters grow to love each other and depend on each other. But the over all theme and conclusion of this story is one never knows what they truly love in there life till that person or thing is gone forever.
Works Cited

Everything Is Illuminated. Dir. Live Schreiber. Pref. Eugene Hutz, Elijah Woods.
Warner Independent Pictures, 2005.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Johnny Rumble:
Greatest Treasure

The times we spent here
Poking our eyes over the grass
Spotting the vanishing lights
Spotted something of mass
The runway closed for the night
Our time spent alone
Never to many to bother us
We never wanted to go home
Out love grew that night
Spent peeking above the long grass
Watching the world go home
Go home to thier lad or lass

As I look into the stars
See them sparkle in the sky (somewhere behind his blue eyes)
My soul connects with hers
I feel better all the time (he feels her love inside)

Somewhere we'd always be
Away from prying eye
Up on hilltop, behind large rocks
Always had a new lie
Our shoes stopped pounding ground
Ready for her parents
Never believe we got around
Like it was never really apparent
Our nights never ended together
We always went our seperate ways
Oh just to have that one night alone
One night alone, spent down at the bay


To say that love is the greatest earthly treasure
That any one person can have
Would be an immense understatement
For it's greatest treasure anyone, at anytime
That can be blessed upon your soul

Chorus x3:

Johnny Rumble

Monday, July 16, 2007

Johnny Rumble:
Six Months

It's been six months since February 16th. Since that first kiss on her front porch at Beale AFB, California. Now we're in Norfolk, Virgina. It's supposed to be happy day today. SUPPOSED. But it's not.

As anyone who knows me really well will tell you, there are days where I don't play well with others at all. Humanity does tend to piss me off more some days. Today is one of those days. Between getting punched in the chest by Ataxia, attitude from her sister Weed, hip-checked into the side of the van by Ataxia, and then having to hear Weed accuse the middle sister of being dishing out attitude where there was need for none, my day went from one of relaxing in the captains chair watching TV, to being pissed off enough to not want to talk to anybody of consequence.

Perhaps I'm just having a male PMS moment. All the stress of this past year and this coming year is finally setting onto my shoulders. I'm strained enough as it is. Please no more.

I tried banging out another song to post on here a couple days ago, and it was a promising idea, but I got distracted and the idea was lost. It's Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Kubla Khan or, a Vision In a Dream all over again. Bastards. Oh well.

Johnny Rumble

Friday, July 13, 2007





Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Okay so let's see here. I'm sitting at school and should be doing homework, but I'm not. I just have to confess something and I think i might be braking a rule here or something... but I have to confess.... I AM TOTALLY BOY CRAZY...... i can't help it..... i need to be slapped. I just can't concentrate.

But now back to what I came here for. So I have an apartment...... it's pretty exciting, closer we get to sign in/ move in day the more excited I get. But I have come to a realization about all this. I'm no longer a kid, I have to pay bills... "yuck" and I will be fully responsible for all my actions and what I do. No one will be there to tell me when and where to do things.

I just do not see why everyone gets so excited about moving out right out of high school. Why? I understand to a point but it really is not that cool. But I wish people would stop bugging me about this one question. Whens the Party? Hell if i fucking know. We have to start college the fallowing Monday so i do not think there will be any for a great while, or until were completely moved in. And if my roommate is cool with it.

But other then that I am totally excited about all of this. I am really excited about starting a new school and making new Friends. I just wish I could have certain people back in my life that I could share all this with. I really do miss the people in my life that were closest to me. I really miss them even tho me and them sometimes didn't always see eye to eye or because they moved.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Trav the Spazz:
Oi Oi!

England is cool, everything is great, the food rocks and my family is in to football, so my releatives and I talk over the merits of the England Team, and USA as well.

So Since the other day was Independence day for me, and I could drink, I had several people buy me beer, seems like I got quite messed up, but nothing do bad, the room wasn't spinning, not that bad, but its the worst off I've been- not that I've much experiance. The museaums are all quite good.

I'm gonna try to go to the Stadium since there was a shop that had the Hull City Away top, for £20 which is $40- quite reasonable when the home top was probably around $100 so if I can get that I'll be happy. Before I go back I want to get a pint glass, and a patch, that says yorkshire.

So at some point when I get back home I'll be posting all the pictures since I'm using my Uncle's computer in his shop.


Wednesday, July 04, 2007

I'm Back

Okay so i'm back.... sorry I havn’t posted in such a long time things have been quite busy. I've started a new school and I am having the time of my life. Today is the fourth so i get to... blow shit up!!! But I’ll give ya'all an update on whats been going on. I Started a new college.I have a summer inturnship there it’s pretty sweeet i get paid to sit on my but and observe goats and do testing on them on there fat content in there blood and I’ve learned how to pull blood from sheep and goats... i know im a redneck but i dont care. And ive got an apartment that were gonan move into in august. It’s two bed 1 bath its pretty sweet... I finished english comp 1 last month abd got an A, I got my dipolma and grades from school and I got all a's and 2 b's my last semester of highschool and graduated with a 3.5 gpa. im pretty stoked about that. My love life is dull nothing going on there... well i take that back... a werido asked me out and I had to tell him no b/c well theres not other way to explain.... hes just to creepy. last night I had a blast poping fireworks with some friends down by the river. But other then that im great! And I’m enjoying my summer. I promise to actually start posting agian.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Johnny Rumble:
How To Get Kicked Out Of The Air Force...

"Good ol' Ellsworth AFB...A few days ago somebody found a pic of a KC-135 guy marshaling a jet in his underwear. The next day Airman Jerknuts of our grand 34th AMUdecided to out do the tanker guy. I think our guy won!

The chief lost his mind over this. He read 11 people their rights and they all lawyered up. The chief confiscated a bunch of cameras (not before the pics got put on laptops of course) The kid asked everyone ifthey minded, including the aircrew and super, no one cared. There's a huge cluster-gaggle with it. Apparently every lawyer in the AOR plus a few extras have to be flown in for this. "

Johnny Rumble