Sunday, July 10, 2011

fireworks and memes

We've seen a lot of fireworks this summer. We've been to three different professional ones, and two picnics/backyard bbqs where once it got dark we set off some small ones as well, because that's legal in our state. Not the big ones, though, you need a licensee for those. It's really hard to get a good photos of fireworks because they don't last very long, but here's a decent one that Xander managed to get:

There have been a fair amount of trips too, sometimes for the whole weekend, sometimes just for a day. This weekend we want to a carnival, last night they had an 'all you can ride one price' night, you just had to buy bracelets and show the people the bracelets to get on the rides. The carnival breaks down on Sundays though, so that it can move on and be somewhere else tomorrow, so today is just a lazy day, which is good because after so many trips in a row, it seems like we've a lot of wash to do (I'm old enough to do my own laundry).

My online-friend, Sabine gave me the idea to do a meme, so I figured that while I was waiting on that load to finish before I could hang it up. I'll get a few of the others to answer, too - we'll do a short one since multiple of us doing it will make it seem much longer for anyone reading it.

1) Name/Nickname:

2) From:
Aurora: Pennsylvania
Aedon: Pennsylvania/England
Xander: Colchester, England
Ember: Oregon

3) Age/Grade:
Aurora: 11, 6th
Aedon: 10, 5th
Xander: 12, we've a different grading system in the UK, I'm in year 8
Ember: 11, our schooling co-op doesn't really have formalized grades

4) Hair/Eye Color:
Aurora: warm medium brown, brown
Aedon: dark brown, dark brown
Xander: brown, hazel/brown
Ember: brown, hazel-brown

5) Family/Siblings:
Aurora: only child, mom, grandmom
Aedon: only child, mum, & two dads
Xander: younger brother, mum, dad
Ember: an older brother, a younger sister, mom & dad

6) Religious Affiliation:
Aurora: nothing really, though I do to church with my grandmom
Aedon: Atheist
Xander: CoE
Ember: eclectic neo-pagan, a bit toward the secular side

7) Pets:
Aurora: two dogs, Omicron and Epsilon
Aedon: three cats- Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and Bach
Xander: none
Ember: a few fish

8) Special Talent/Know For:
Aurora: artsy stuff!
Aedon: music stuff, the blowing stuff up kind of science!
Xander: violin, piano
Ember: being unflinching in the face of frogs, bugs, and other things of that nature

9) Favorite Color:
Aurora: bright secondary colors
Aedon: black, fuscshia, and red
Xander: red
Ember: pink

10) Favorite Food:
Aurora: mm, spaghetti
Aedon: grilled cheese
Xander: chocolate
Ember: tomatoes and peaches


  1. Wow, that is a GREAT shot Xander got of the fireworks! How cool!

    Your meme is interesting too. It's fun getting to know more about each of you.

    The Green Girls

  2. You've really gotten to celebrate the 4th! It was interesting to read your Meme, too.

  3. Thanks Green Girls! Xander is a great photographer.

    Thanks bearpicnic! Maybe some of your girls could do a meme too, even if it's a different one! Lists are good ways to tell people information about you quickly, I think.

  4. Salut!
    I'm glad that I could inspire you girls to do create a meme; I always love learning more about others.
    Beautiful photo- I watched a few fireworks with my friend Lilly. Bastille Day is next week, and sadly, I doubt I will get to see fireworks for that.

  5. Sabine, in the state that you live in in the US, are firework sales legal? If so, maybe your American friends could save from 4th of July fireworks, and just set them off for you on Bastille Day. We don't have any french friends living with us here, but we do that for the British kids on guy Fawkes Day.