Yes, I am counting down the days to something. What, you may ask? The release of the Tintin movie in the United States! Who is Tintin, you may ask?
Tintin is a young reporter who travels around the world solving crimes. His constant companion is Snowy, his dog. He also has a friend named Captain Haddock.
The Tintin movie is based off of three of Herge's comic/graphic novel type books that feature Tintin (all together there are 23 or 24 Tintin books, found at your local library or bookstore!). The first is "The Crab with the Golden Claws" which is where Tintin and Captain Haddock meet. The other two are a double book, "The Secret of the Unicorn" and "Red Rackhum's Treasure".
You can find action packed trailers on Youtube.
Without further ado... Meet Snowy: The Beanie Baby. I found him in my Advent Calender yesterday =) Thanks Mom!
Mom and I went to the thrift store yesterday and suddenly, while Mom was looking through the Christmas stuff, she says, "Abbey!" in a strained voice. My first thought was, "Oh no! What's wrong? Is she hurt?" But it turns out that she had found this Tintin ornament:
"Why would someone buy it and then give it to the thrift store?" Was Mom's question when she saw the date of the ornament was 2011. We saw that the ornament was made by the World Market and since there was one near the thrift store we stopped by. It turns out that they had given out these ornaments for the first 100 customers in to the store for Black Friday! What luck!
Today I was on TV. Not live TV; is was recorded and will be broadcasted later, but it was still TV! My government class went on TV to debate the congressional bills we have been working on. Next May we will be going to our state capitol to debate these bills in mock Congress. This TV appearance was a very good warm up! I am looking much more forwards to Mock Congress now that I know what it will be like.
12 days until Christmas and the birth of Our Savior...!