Halito means hello in Choctaw. Welcome to the Council Fire. This is just a place where I plan to post thoughts on things, videos, pictures, and possibly some stories. Hope you enjoy what you read!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The "Not-So-Irresistibly Sweet Blogger" lol

 Well, I would like to thank Mr. Valance so much for this apparent honor. Although some people may not think I am deserving (shutup, sis) I have hereby been awarded the:

Well, rules are rules, and nothing in life is ever totally free, right? Now, 7 things most people don't know about me:

1. I'm a pretty decent photographer, even though I don't always enjoy it. Some people have tried to take advantage of the fact that I'm always really nice when I take pictures for them, and that's not cool :(

2. Over the last summer, I donated 13 inches to Locks of Love. My hair is still fairly short, and it annoys me because I can't feel my braid on my back, and I can't see it when I throw it over my shoulder.

3. You can tell from my profile picture that I like archery, but did you know that I don't like to hunt? Yep, it's true. I'm one of the few Okies who just doesn't care for it.

4. I LOVE Country music! My FAVORITE artist is Dwight Yoakam! He's such a cutie pie :)
Once again, an older picture, but, who cares? Hee hee...

5. I am a published author (and, no, I'm not talking about this blog). I have had 3 poems and 1 essay published in National Anthologies (and that was while I was in high school!)

6. I like crafts, mostly working with leather, weaving, cross-stitch, and drawing. In high school, people LOVED the dreamcatchers and cowboy boots. I made them with people's initials, their favorite flower, sometimes even the emblem for their club! (like the one I did for 4-H)

7. I am a student of Native American Culture. I have a major in History, and my emphasis will be on Native culture. I also have a minor in Choctaw Language and Culture.

I know that there's no juicy gossip in there about me y'all can spread around and talk about, but I have always tried to delve into my studies, so this is what you get. If you want to know anything else, just ask! I'll do my best to give you a straight-forward answer that you're looking for. Until next time, have a nice day! (Oh! and, about those concert pictures, they'll be up soon enough :D Just have to finish cleaning off the home keyboard. Don't know how all that drool got on there! lol )

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Life is AMAZING!!!

My BIGGEST DREAM EVER has come true! On Saturday, January 28, 2012, I get to go to Billy Bob's in Ft.Worth, TX, to see DWIGHT YOAKAM!!!!!! I am SUPER excited! Anyone who has looked at my channel on YouTube knows that I LOVE translating the sign language to his songs because of all the emotion. Well, of course there are other reasons I want to go. I mean, LOOK at him!
Ok, I cheated. That's a picture from the 80s. Here's a more recent one:

Ok, so that's more than 1, but, I can't help it! He's SO amazing! Can you believe he's 56?????? I almost can't sometimes, especially since his tour schedule is more like that of a 30-year-old! So, if there's no activity from me for a while, then you'll know that I'm recovering from the AWESOMENESS that IS Dwight Yoakam!

Monday, January 16, 2012


So, I was writing an essay for my Comp 2 class over Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail". The entire time I wrote it, I had the song "Imagine" stuck in my head. After I finished typing the essay, I got up and devoted about an hour to translating the song into ASL (American Sign Language), shooting the video, and then editing it. More videos should come when I find more time. Remember, no on has to do EVERYTHING, but everyone has to do SOMETHING. What's your GREEN DOT?

Imagine in ASL