Friday, May 19, 2006


Hi. I called this blog Lizzie because it’s my name. I call all my journals a name. These are the names that I have called my past journals: Peewee, Pooh, Anne, Dallin, and finally Emily. Most of the names are names of people who influenced me in some way, shape, or form. Dallin is after Elder Dallin H. Oaks. Anne and Emily are after the people who gave journals to me. Peewee is the name which my dad used to call my sister when she was young. I call another one Pooh because his picture is on the cover of the journal.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

My first blog....

Hi. My name is Elizabeth. I decided to create a blog because I wanted to talk about karate in a much productive way. Lately I have been writing in a journal. Now, I realize that's too slow because it takes me around one hour to write two pages. With me writing in a blog, I can type much faster than writing, edit, and everyone can read what I write. However, probably no one is going to read this anyway because I'm going to treat this blog as my journal. I was looking at and Yuk. My brother and sister use it all the time. My sister said if I started writing in myspace, more people would read it. However, I don't like the format for myspace, is so much better. In addition, when I was looking through myspace, some of the pages you couldn't even read very well because of the stuff in the background and the colors clashing with each other. Plus, I think myspace is a giant community where people can create profiles and talk to each other. I don't want that. I just want to write mostly about karate.

I've been doing karate for almost five months and I love it!!! However, I concluded that it's painful because of all the little injuries I get. I've been getting all kinds of bruises. They are on my arms, legs, knees, and feet. Three weeks ago, I got four bloody knuckles. I think four weeks ago, Captain David hurt my foot when we were sparring. It swelled up and turned all black and blue a week later. My feet have been bothering me lately. First, I get blisters from training on the floor with bare feet. Second, I've had a split between my toe next to my pinky toe and the pad of my foot. Every weekend, it heals only to get ripped back open by karate. Gerr, its making me mad. I'm going to leave it alone for now on to see if that helps. Probably, it will help. I think I pulled or strained a muscle in my left foot because it hurts whenever I'm on the ball of my foot.