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!

Friday, March 30, 2012

I'm it.... again

So, Mr. Valance was tagged to answer some questions before, and he challenged ALL of his readers to answer the queries he posted for us. Me being the good sport I am, I accept the challenge. Ia li!

1 Best subject?
         DEFINITELY History, especially the "Old West" and Native Culture

2 And the worst?
         Probably Biological Science

3 What do wish you’d tried harder at?
         Sports. Except archery, I never really enjoyed anything else...

4 Your proudest moment?
          Being accepted into my county 4-H Hall of Fame

5 And your worst moment?
          I was clumsy... Pick any time I fell down while standing still, and THAT'S my worst moment.

6 Something you wish you’d done?
          I wish I would have had the chance to travel more growing up

7 Something you wish you hadn’t done?
          Wish I had NEVER lied to mama... BIG mistake as a kid

8 The worst punishment?
          The school calling mom. She had a paddle, and I'd get a whippin from her, the principle, the teacher, and my dad. Then, I had to call my grandparents, my "4-H mom", my aunts and uncles, and others who were like family and tell them what I'd done. The thought scared me so much that I never got in trouble in school.

9 The worst thing you had to wear?
           Pink. I found pictures, from when I was little, of me wearing pink. I want to go back in time and slap the kid version of me sometimes.

10 The best school trip?
           I was in Gifted & Talented in elementary school (like a group for smart kids). One year, they took us on a trip to "Woolaroc". It's a park/museum full of Native, cowboy, and oil boom history. We were there the whole day, and I STILL didn't even see half of it! I hope I get to go back sometime. The part I remember best was driving in. It was a mile or two drive trough a wildlife preserve full of buffalo, deer, and several other animals. It was SO pretty!

11 And the worst school trip?
          Probably in 4th grade when they took us to the state capitol. It was interesting, but I don't think that was a very good trip for our age group. They should have waited till we were older so EVERYONE could appreciate it, not just me and one or two others.

Well, I hope you liked the answers you got. I won't tag anyone because I don't have many people who read this anyway. Till next time. Chi pisa lachike!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Answering Questions for Mr. Valance

Mr. Valance tagged me, so I have to answer these questions. Ia li! (Here I go!)

What is the best thing about where you live?

Well, there is a town (where the college is at), but there's a lot of open country round here. The best part is waking up in the morning and seeing the early golden sunshine spilling out over the green pastures filled with fog.

If you could be anyone you wanted to be, other than yourself, who would you be?

I'd have to be a sign language interpreter for some of my favorite singers.

What is your favorite item of clothing?

Without a doubt, it'd have to be my boots. I'm a cowgirl at heart, and boots are ALWAYS going to be high fashion!

Who, or what, inspires you the most?

Dwight Yoakam, he's a great singer and actor. He is so true to himself and where he's from. He does music his way, whether others like it or not. His music has allowed for a lot of sign language practice for me.

Do you use public transport?

If I have to, yes, but I try to walk as far as I can.

What is most likely to set off the fire alarm at home?

Well, just about anything I guess, we used to use the fire alarm as a timer: when it goes off, supper's ready!

What do you do to stay healthy?

Do what you like. I like sign language, archery, and crafts. I believe that when you have things you enjoy doing, you are more likely to have a healthier life.

If you could pass one new law, what would it be?

I would make honesty the law of the land, like the Native Americans practiced. That old saying of "My word is my bond".

Pondering about uniforms, as I sometimes do, is there a uniform that grabs your attention?

Navy uniforms from the World War II time frame, like what Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra wore in "Anchors Aweigh".

If you had to choose between who you love and what you love doing, what would win?

What I love doing, because sign language is my thing. I always worry that the man I "love" would ask me not to do ASL, and that would be a horrible existence for me.

What is your best time of day?

The morning is prettiest, but I get most of my work done of an evening.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Halito! Hello! I have changed up this place. I have started taking Choctaw language classes, and I have decided that I enjoy it enough to use it in my life (so I won't forget what I've learned lol). I will occasionally share my knowledge. Essentially, it's the same site and the same me, just remodeled. Hope y'all like it! Chi pisa lachike! See you later!

Thursday, March 8, 2012


After over a week of frustration, confusion, and EXTREME anti-socialism, I have finally emerged from the dark, cruel world known as "college midterms". I am now free, for a short time, to keep myself busy working on interpreting more songs into American Sign Language, reading blog postings from all my Blogville friends, and the #1 thing that people think all college kids do all the time: sleep. In truth, I have noticed that I get more sleep now than I did in high school, and I think it's because I am no longer in 4-H. That was the one thing that kept me busier than anything else. Maybe I'll even have time to update my blogsite and make it look a little better. It's kind of cluttered in here (just like if you were to look into my brain!). After tomorrow, I have 1 week to suffer through before Spring Break. I'm not a "party kid" or anything. This break will be full of... WORK! No rest for the weary. I have a 4-H Hall of Fame book to do (it's my last chance, might as well), I have a book to read for a history class, and I might be helping my parents in the garden. And, I'm only a FRESHMAN! Still think college isn't stressful?