November 2014 archive

Thanksgiving Break

This Thanksgiving break you’ll find me roaming around Austin with my family, and my great aunt and uncle. I’m so happy I can stay up late and also sleep in.

My great aunt and uncle are from New York, so sometimes they can be quite loud. During the Thanksgiving break my family will take them out to eat, to the mall, and other places as well. I’m sure this will be their first time tasting Texan BBQ. I wonder what they will think of it.

We also will go to my friend’s house for a party. It’s sort of like a potluck with some other families. I’ve known her for about 2 years, and she is one year younger than me. I’m excited for the long weekend.

What my Name Means

My name is Tiffany. In this blog post I will explain what my name means. This site says “You like to control everyone within your influence, to shape things to your own liking.”  I think this statement is true because at home I’m very picky, and when I was young, things had to be the way I wanted it to be.

It also says “You are giving, courageous and bold, action oriented,energetic and strong willed. You want to make a difference in the world, and this attitude often attracts you to cultural interests, politics, social issues, and the cultivation of your creative talents.” (This was on the same site.) However, I don’t think that statement is true to me because I have no interest in politics or social issues. Also, my characteristics are not courageous, or bold.

What does your name mean? Do you agree with the statements?

Visiting the Empire State Building

Photo credit: rosevita from

Here I was. Standing on the top of one of the tallest building in the world. I remember waiting in line for 3 hours to get here. I entered the elevator. Then there was a ding! My body was filled with excitement. The silver doors opened, and my family and I had reached the top floor of the Empire State Building.

The wind was so out of control that it was making my hair blow into different directions. We were all bundled in coats and jackets. Our noses were red, and the air was cold.

Getting to see the city under my feet was incredible! I saw Town Square on the right, and the Statue of Liberty in the distance. I saw countless numbers of yellow dots resembling the taxi cabs. Everything seemed to have turned 1000x smaller.

Visiting the Empire State Building was one of my favorite highlights of this trip. Another was seeing the Statue of Liberty which I hope to write about one day.