Monday, March 28, 2011

Joshua Tree National Park is Pretty Cool

Mood: Tired
Playing:I Write Sins Not Tragedies-Panic at the Disco!
It's been forever, since I last listened to that song, but it's still so good. I love the music video because of the theatrics and the obvious circus influence. I have a fascination with the idea of a darker circus, but I think I've been influenced by Alexander McQueen and Something Wicked This Way Comes...Sorry for going off topic because what I'm really up to is to tell you about my trip to Joshua Tree National Park(March 20th). I go there once to twice a year and it has served as inspiration for both Andrew McMahon and Gerard Way. In fact, in the "Na Na Na" music video, they're fighting with laser guns at the park. Pretty cool, eh?
I started off my day getting lunch with my family at The Rib Co. My dad and I shared a plate, so no, I am not a complete and total fatty.
It was a pretty chilly day and the haze was thick, so I couldn't see as much, as I had hoped. Usually the sky is bright blue and you see the mountains in the background, which are only a faint outline in this photo.
The trees look like they're from an earlier period in time. Possibly one, where dinosaurs still roamed the planet. (Sorry, I have dinosaurs on the mind. We're talking evolution in Biology and we spent quite some time on dinosaurs.)
I went there, hoping to see the blooming Joshua trees. Unfortunately, they were all dried out, so there were little brown skeletons left, a remainder of the once beautiful white flowers.
Even though it's a desert, there's still a little dam there built by Native Americans. For some reason, every time I go there, I have this vague memory of me dipping my feet in the dam and a blue dragonfly landing on my knee. I'm not sure, if it's the same place because it is a very early memory and the water isn't too clean, so I can't imagine my parents allowing me to do so. I'm leaning towards it might've been a dream because when I try to remember it, it feels very surreal to me.
On clear days, you can see all the way to Mexico. No joke. They have a picture with arrows pointing to different hills and mountains and one of the mountains is on Mexican land. They have sunrise masses at Joshua Tree, so I hope to make it to one soon. I just think it would be so pretty.
High five for alternative energy? The white fans sticking out of the ground are actually windmills used for alternative energy! I think they look pretty cool, but I really wonder, how much energy can one of these make? My science teacher from 6th grade talked about how we should put them by the ocean because it's so windy there and I remember raising my hand to say, "If I spent millions of dollars on my house by the beach, I would not want one of those by my house. Wouldn't it ruin the view? What would happen, if it fell on my house, huh? Would I die?" I feel bad for my teacher. That's probably why he hated me. I used to ask stupid "What If" questions a lot. Haha, anyways, I hoped you enjoy this post and I created a new tag called "Visit This Place" because I noticed that I write a lot of posts talking about how wonderful this place is and how you should visit it, so I made a tag for it! Sorry for not posting in over a week. I've been busy exercising (Shocking, I know!), reading, and or course, trying to finish the blanket I'm knitting for an orphanage.
What's new in your life? I've been careless lately and haven't been keeping up with all of the blogs I usually comment on.


  1. holy crap those ribs look SO delicious!! my favorite bbq is RIBS so i'm like drooling all over my laptop right now hahah.. you took some really awesome scenary pictures!

  2. These pics from Joshua Tree are really cool, I love that tiny body of water, so creepy yet pretty.

  3. Lisa-Thank you so much! I love ribs too! Do you prefer pork or beef? :3

    Geeky Glamorous-Since you live in California, you should visit Joshua Tree one day! I highly recomend it, if you enjoy hiking! ♥

  4. The ribs makes me hungry, Yummy, they look good! :P

    I really want to travel to california etc,I love Holland, but their no mountains etc. at all ^_^ nice pics of the trees!

  5. tehe im pretty sure some of my teachers disliked me XD and i think green engery is good :3 but i dont think the turbines created enough energy to be worth it, my former secondary school had one, but it powered two plugs and those two plugs were to charge the laptops...the laptop never worked or died after 5 mins XD

  6. wow! i just had ribs for dinner! creepy, eh? :D

  7. Joshua trees are pretty in their own way. You captured some wonderful landscapes! Dinosaurs DO come to mind when I look at them XD

    What's new? I started a second job and it's been wearing me out a great deal recently.

  8. /reply/ tehe i no what u mean :p i wish i had skinny arms, I tried slimming them down but just bulked them up with muscle T^T

  9. M'leikie-Haha, that's funny! I want to visit Holland. Maybe we should switch places for a week or so! :D

    Hello Naka-Me too! When I tried making them look better, I got really muscular! XD No offense, but I find that story hilarious about the alternative energy! I should tell my old science teacher about that! I really should. :)

    ana-Wow, what a coinky dinky, huh? ;)

    クリス-Ooh, what job are you doing? Don't stress yourself out over it! Ok? By the way, thank you for your lovely comment! My camera was behaving nicely that day! :D

  10. loving your dinner lol i just want to sink my teeth into it!

  11. Idiosyncrasy +DTRW...-*Offers you a bite* Hmm, if only there was a way to mail it to you...

  12. Man those ribs look insanely good!!
    I have never seen that many windmills before!! They go on forever!! :D

  13. That is a great place to visit, indeed.

    Also, I saw your hair accesories from a previous post.It's fantastic. I love them! Wish I had as many, and wear them all at once! That will be nice. :)

  14. I love ribs
    and this post!
    my life is significantly less exciting than this
    but I love this
    I love this post so so much!

  15. Jen in the Purple Pants-Hehe, they tasted great! I love looking at the rows and rows of windmills!

    Bella L.-You can get really cool/cute hairclips at places like Hot Topic, Sanrio, and Target! Target almost always has Hello Kitty ones!

    Sasssquatch-Well, you live in Hawaii right? Hawaii isn't exciting, it's super relaxing! Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it! :3

  16. I've never been to the joshua tree national park, but I remember the first time I saw those trees in person I was like holy it does look like the tree on the U2 album haha

  17. popchampagne-It's on the U2 album? I want to see! Which album?


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