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Thursday, December 25, 2008

New Phone



Currently: Charging my new celly.



Today is Christmas and I wish you all a Merry Christmas. I hope it was eventful like mine. Christmas eve night I could not sleep because I was to hyped up from opening my presents that night. We opened all our presents on Christmas Eve night and opened stocking stuffers the next morning...er...today. Today we went over to my Grandma's house to open more presents and I think they are awesome. I really loved my present from my grandma because I got 50 dollars in a box. I mean, in there was straw and on top was just a 50 dollar bill. It was funny. I should have taken a picture of it but I forgot. I'll have to save it up for something I might want.

The most awesome gift I have gotten though would have to be my new cell phone or actually my very first cell phone. My parents gave me my brothers old phone a several years ago when we went up to New York but I racked up a $140 bill with text messaging people. Since then they didn't trust me with a phone I guess. But now they got me an LG Shine red phone with unlimited texting. Plus we get a discount on our home phone and NOW our cell phones because Nana works for AT&T. My parents never knew we could get a discount on our cell phones before until someone at work mentioned it to her.
I'm really happy about my new cell phone. I really like it, plus its in a cover just like Nana's. I've been texting my friend all day today since he gave me his number. It's addicting. Now I know why my cousin does it all the time.


Well, I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!
I'll post again later.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Failing Runner


Currently: About to go to bed.



I know I may have the thing at the bottom of my blog page that says, "Run 30 something miles by Christmas". Well, that's not going to happen considering I've only ran about 5 miles. I've really been slacking off. I know by the time this next 5k race comes around, I won't be in shape as I would like to. At least I'm not running a half marathon like one of my friends is doing. I think she said it was going to be over at Disney in Orlando. I wish her the best of luck and hope she actually survives. Her stamina is greater than mine I know that from P.E we have 4th period each day. Starting the next half the school year though, both I and her will change classes and won't see each other that class period anymore. She will have weightlifting because she's on the weightlifting team and I will have Personal Fitness (Again). I sort of failed it last year so its one of the classes I have to retake this year.
Well, hopefully by January 5th or somewhere around there I will be running more and my stamina will increase. If not then I'm doomed. One of these days I would love to beat one of my parents in one of these 5k races. That's my dream. Oh, well, besides actually completing high school that is.





(Note: Picture was found on Deviantart by kat-tee)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Your Eyes Talk To Me


Currently: Wanting to take more pictures of the cats.




I have a new fascination. It's not exactly new because I've been fascinated by them for years not. I just finally realized it completely as of this school year. I really love eyes that are deep brown. This freshman in one of my classes has deep brown eyes and ever since I saw him the first day of school in my class or actually two of my classes, his eyes have just captivated me. All I would ever want to do is draw either them or just him.
Whenever I look over at him even for a couple seconds my eyes look straight at his eyes and then it happens. As if something's talking to me and the world completely stops around me. 

I think just different eyes that I see of peoples talk to me, telling me different stories about themselves. I've always wondered what would happen if there's that one day you look into someone's eyes and are completely frozen. All the things those eyes have seen are flowing through your body. Love, Life, Death, Friends, and Everything.


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I sit there in class looking around the classroom aimlessly until my eyes meet yours. My world pauses for a mere second. I dare not to pull my eyes away because they are completely fixed upon yours. What do you think of me? Would you notice if I wasn't here? I bet not probably. You sit there laughing with your friends each day that I am able to hear about who you are and what kind of things you like to do. My ears can't help but to listen in on your conversations. I feel as if I'm a bad person for listening in, eavesdropping on conversations that I shouldn't be listening to maybe.
All of a sudden as I come back to the world from my own, my ears are rapidly filled with laughter light a rushing river. Your conversations disappear, not being able to be heard because of other students.

Christmas Is Almost Here



Currently: Listening to music and Chatting with a friend. ;D




As everyone knows, the holiday Christmas is coming up this Thursday. The holiday where little kids pretend to sleep the night of Christmas Eve. Sneaking out of bed in the middle of the night hoping to catch a glimpse of jolly old Santa Clause. He comes down our chimneys as we sleep by magic to put presents under our tree. 
The next morning the kids wake up early running into their parents room to wake them up to open presents. For my family we sort of open all the presents from under the tree on Christmas Eve night. Christmas morning we open our stocking stuffers then laze around a bit messing with our presents until we head over to my Grandma's house around noon just to stuff our faces with different kinds of food either after or before we open more presents from everyone. As the years have gone by for us our family who meet up at her house gets smaller. Everyone of course has their own lives and not every year can they come to Grandma's house for Christmas.



My question is for everyone, what do you do for Christmas OR do you even celebrate this holiday? If not, what do you celebrate and how do you celebrate it?




(Note: Picture is by `nighty on Deviantart.)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Lights


Currently: Sneezing.



Just got back with Nana. We were out in other neighborhoods we had traveled to taking pictures of lights. This one neighborhood we know is really cool because alot of people have their houses all decorated. One house in our neighborhood particular that was actually on the news for house you can see from outerspace or something like that was really amazing. They had their own radio station that played like 3-4 songs total but as each song went the lights danced acording to the song I actually got the front of the house and the side of the house video taping. The front of it when I was video taping you can't really hear the music or anything. The side of the house while Nana and I were over there video taping, we were next to an RV playing the music on the radio really loud.










Wednesday, December 17, 2008

He's in JROTC.




Currently: Feeling ill and Messing around with Chrome browser.



During my fourth period track class I had called Bubba to come and pick me up because I wasn't feeling too good. It was my time of the month and I had the cramps. For me they are really bad because I have a low tolerance to pain compared to my mother. She's gone through a lot of pain in the past years so she has a high tolerance to pain aswell as some of my friends.

Sitting in fourth period I didn't exactly want to come home because I hate when I come home during school or stay home at all. It's always so boring and all my friends are at school, not at home. I had to duck low into a corner of the basketball court outside to call my dad from my cousin's cellphone with a couple friends around me. I had to convince my dad to pick me up after the class was over and lunch began. It wasn't exactly easy. Though as I sat in fourth period then walked around with friends trying to put aside the pain I felt bad that I wouldn't be able to see this one guy I like in seventh period today. 
Yep, that's right. I like a guy in one or actually two of my classes. He happened to be in my fourth period at that time while I was calling my dad. I don't know if I like him or that I just think that he's cute and I REALLY love his eyes. He's only a freshmen at my school though. He's also in JROTC which I think is really cool because I've always admired some of the people in there. In nineth grade I used to hang out with a friend of mine over at the JROTC tables where I got to meet or know the names of quite a few of them. After school there would usually be Raider Team on some days and others there would be Drill Team. Raider is more getting active, running, and exercise. Somewhat like Physical Training my brother had to do when he came down here on leave. Each week or every couple days he would have to go in for PT.
Drill team on the other hand is more the people who would walk in groups, spin rifles, and such like that. Not as active as Raider Team but still pretty active. I've seen Drill outside where they are all in groups and have to walk together where their stepping motion would be in sync.

The guy I happen to like is in JROTC and I really think he's cool for that. Even though I have other JROTC people in my other classes he just stood out the most probably because he's just a cute little freshman I guess. I'll explain later I guess.





JROTC
Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Been Playing Grand Theft Auto IV


Currently: Sick with a stuffy nose.





Sorry I haven't written anything in a while. Been somewhat hectic with school as well as other things. Trying not to fail my classes in school at the moment. As of yesterday around 6Th period I got sick with a stuffy nose. Probably from walking around in the rain without a jacket from class to class. I did not remember to grab my jacket out of my locker but then again I didn't want to carry it along with my other stuff so I just left it there. Now I'm sick with a stuffy nose. Glad I don't have a soar throat like I did earlier today.

All night my parents and I have been playing Grand Theft Auto IV. It's a pretty cool game or at least something to pass time and whatnot. We have been handing the controller off to each other while yelling at one another. Nana's really gotten hooked to it because she's been playing for the past couple hours. I played it first then gave the controller to Bubba and now Nana has it. We would all sit around and have some laughs. It's piratically the first time I've seen my parents play something that isn't a computer game. Bubba wasn't too happy about the camera motions in the game while your driving and neither are any of us either. We were just trying the Synaxis I think its called where you drive with the wireless mouse and whatnot? It's quite hard!

I'll get back to you all another day about my plans for Christmas, and maybe my Christmas decoration photos I took earlier tonight.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Might Fail English?!?!


Currently: Working on English homework due this week.





I've got tons of English homework due this week all before this Wednesday. I have twenty pages of scrapbooks due er... well actually I'm not sure what day they are due but sometime in the next couple days. I also have one page journal entries due by Wednesday. Which I actually have to do twenty-five of them. But they are only a page long that I have to do. Though I have to say some of the subjects are either weird or hard to write an entire page on. I'll just have to use my imagination.

I might not be able to post for the next couple days because of these projects but I'll find time afterwards.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Invitation by Shibasaki Kou




Invitation by Shibasaki Kou.



I really liked the music video and the music to this so I figured I would post it. Sorries its quite random. And I'll have to find a translation to this later hopefully. If not then I'm REALLY SORRIES!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Will it ever be completed?


Currently: Just got done watching Amazing Wedding Cakes & Don't know what to do now.





I don't know if I've ever posted on this blog about my father,Bubba, and the backroom. Well it's been atleast a year or two now since the backroom was started. Bubba ripped out the carpet, painted the walls, and put in wood flooring that was such a hastle but he completed all that. Right now all he has to do is do the molding I think it is called around the room. He's been putting it off for the past 2-3 months now. I'm starting to get irritated at him because he's here all day. It's not like he isn't doing anything atleast, since he' cleaning around the house and making us our food but still we would like the backroom to be done. That room now hasn't been touched by him in months. The only people or er...things...that have been back there now are our cats. It's getting quite annoying. The next project he has after that room is the master bathroom that's being worked on for the past seven years. Yep, we haven't used that shower since the first 2-4 years we moved into this house.



Will he ever finish anything?
I think Not.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mr. Froggy



Currently: Tried to IM someone but they didn't reply. They must be busy.







We have many frogs on our porch that like to hide anywhere they can. We usually notice the ones that hide in our hanging pots which my mom found one the other day and I snapped this picture. Took me several days like my other pictures to upload but here it is finally. Sorry I only have the name Mr. Froggy for him but my nicknaming these days is on the fritz. I don't really know a good name for him so I'll just call him that. Wait! I could always call him Dave. Yeah, that's not such a bad name. Dave it is then! Anyways, Dave was sitting in our pot looking out at us. Nana, my mother, pointed to him which made me run to grab my camera. I took several pictures of him. I'm only uploading two pictures of him right now. One of the entire hanging pot and a closer up picture of his face sticking out of the hole of the pot.

Heavens Light


Currently: Listening to the radio and Still can't find my paintbrushes. D:






No I'm not really religious its just I'm running out of titles for all of my pictures I've taken of the sky. I've taken so many pictures its not like I can just name all of them individually. Anyways I took this picture either after school one day from the parking lot or on my way home. I pulled out my camera as I was with my best friend Willard and snapped this shot. I didn't upload it until just now because I'm very lazy and haven't uploaded any of the pictures I've taken with my camera since this weekend probably. Sorry it took several days just to upload some pictures. I've also noticed how I've been slacking on my posts so I apologize now. This isn't the only thing I'm posting tonight because there's more to come including a frog, more sky pictures, shoes, and other stuff that I just immediately forgot.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

How Do You Feel?


Currently: Singing to a song from my blog and Have the major urge to draw.





A friend of mine currently just got himself a new girlfriend. Don't know how long this one will last but hopefully longer than his previous ones. He seems really happy which reminds me of how him and some of my other friends get when they go out with someone or if they like someone.



What I'm saying is have you ever had that feeling of liking someone where you just see them and nothing else is there? The world has stopped for a moment where your eyes meet where ever you see each other if its school, work, or just randomly in public. You turn heads to meet eyes and bam, the worlds completely gone. Like the slate has been wiped clean or you have started a new painting canvas. It is really an amazing feeling. It's happened to me before but it's not really like I love the person or anything since I'm an amateur at that. Still in high school and of course as a lot of adults say, we kids don't know the first thing about love but we are still learning. I don't really think anyone knows what love is until they meet that one person. But still then we all have our different moments of love and what we feel, or so that's my opinion.



Yeah, I'm sorry for ranting or anything like that. Just having sort of like one of my romantic moments. It could be from the movie I had just watched with my mother. We just got done watching The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2. I like sappy love movies, I just can't help it.

Weird Yet Beautiful Dreams




Currently: Yawning.





Everyone's had those days where they are thinking about something alot for quite a while before you go to bed right? Then sometimes if you remember your dreams they sort of have to do with what you were thinking about. That happened to me last night because I had 2 parts of a dream where one setting happened to be the gym at my school while the other happened to be this house or garden that I've never been to before but it was as if I think my grandma lived there.


The first part of my dream had to do with what I was thinking about last night. I had been thinking about a couple of these dudes on the basketball team at our school because while I was doodling last night I remember those same guys used to play football at my school a couple years ago when they were Freshmans. Right now I'm a junior in high school and they are both sophmores. But in the past two years they have been at my school they went from playing football to basketball. That was on my mind for some time last night until I went to bed around 10 P.M. Now since I was thinking about that and I saw them after school yesterday that must have triggered a part of my brain to dream about something basketball related. In my dream I happened to be on or just joined the female basketball team at my school along with a friend of mine. I knew her in my dream but in real life I don't really know who she could be. Now in my dream my endurance sucked and people told me I shouldn't be a basketball player because of how out of shape I am but there was this one guy who cheered me on because he's one of my friends. His name was Damon and he happens to actually go to my school. I know him and have talked to him because of JROTC. I usually know most the JROTC guys who are either juniors or seniors. I guess in my dream I liked him and I don't know why? But we were both somewhat jealous of each other because both of us could do things the other can't? I'm not really sure what this dream means.


Now the second part happened to be in a really pretty garden that seemed to be owned by my grandmother on my father's side of the family. It was beautiful and my rabbit was hopping around joyfuly around the place. I was afraid he might escape but my grandma and others told me not to worry too much about it. This part of my dream was really short but Bubba told me we were leaving in my dream but I went in to get BunBun my rabbit and my grandma was awake so I started to talk to her. Completely forgetting about my father who was waiting at the front gate of the place. This garden in my dream I'm telling you about seemed like a Japanese Garden because there was a two room sort of like place in the middle that seemed Japanese like. It was beautfiul.


I thought after I woke up that maybe I could happen to draw these settings in my dream so others could know what I was dreaming. It's really fun to be able to draw since then you can wake up from a dream and start drawing what happened either in one picture other a million mini pictures.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Dear Friend


Currently: Wanting to talk to someone..... liiiiiike Mr. Natalie? xD Or Ki-kun. Because they are both epic. Also not knowing what I'm about to type.





Dear Friend,


You silently sit there every day as I watch you from afar. Wanting to speak to you each day but not having any courage to. What am I able to do to get your attention away from those other people that you talk to and notice more than I? I would do anything if I had the courage that is. Please tell me. The way you speak, the way you act, and how you make me laugh no matter what makes my heart beat so fast that it's about to jump out of my own chest.

So please, I would love very much if one day you would come over and talk to me.


Sincerely,
Anonymous





(Random moment? xD )

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bishop's Bounty Chess Blog


Currently: Glomping people, Chatting in forums on Gaia, and Talking to Ki-kun.





Bishops Bounty



If any of you play the game of chess then do I have a blog for you? Well it happens to be my dad's new chess blog that he made because lately he's REALLY REALLY been into chess. He used to play chess when he was in the military years ago but he quit after he got out because he just didn't really have anyone to play against anymore. When I came home and told him I had learned how to play chess after school, he immediatelly pulled out a chess map, pieces, and even the timing clock. I have to tell you I've lost every time I play him or in the middle I'll ask for a break as my excuse to run away and not finish the game. Yes, I'm pretty much a wimp at board games like those.


Bubba has really gotten into the game of chess where he's doing all these chess puzzles, watching other people play chess online and start cursing at the computer because of how horrible they are doing. I'll even walk up to him and ask what's going on. He'll usually show me or tell me how this one player could easilly check-mate another player. His blog basically has a daily puzzle on it and posts/video's on how to play chess or a trainer on youtube that he's put where he shows you how to play. It's pretty cool though he only has a little over ten posts right now so you might have to wait for more. Maybe even YOU could challenge him if you wanted to.

(Picture Taken By Me. ^^ )

Have You Been In A Corn Maze?


Currently: Tired from the babyshower and Full of cake though hungry again.




Several weekends ago I had gone to a corn maze with my aunt and cousin. It was really cool and I had brought my camera with me so of course I got tons of pictures while we were there. Some people might think its boring since its just a maze its nothing but corn. It was really cool I have to admit. The name of the place we had gone was
Long & Scott's Farm. The website they have is pretty cool because it has an air photo of the actual maze. Each year they do a different theme for the maze and grow their corn into that shape. When we had gone several weeks to a month ago it was a tractor. The smaller maze for the children below the larger maze was for the kids which was a John Deere symbol. Right befor you go into the maze they have several other REALLY small mazes off to the side where kids can go and play like the mist maze, rock maze, huge tires with sand around them for kids to play on along with other stuff. To get in I think it didn't cost that much. Not sure how much it was for the three of us though. You're supposed to get a 2 page book thing with questions that you're supposed to answer in the maze along with a map on the back you use the 3D glasses to look at. Like those glasses that make everything red and the picture shows up. Somewhere in the middle of the maze when we crossed the bridge to go from one section to another I sorta lost the map for us. So we wandered around until we found the exit of the yellow area.

There are I think several sections where you have to stay on the trail. There was blue, yellow, red or orange, and I think white. You weren't aloud to eat the corn, pull the corn off the stalk, run, smoke, or curse in the maze. We all had to watch this video before going through the tunnel/hill to get to the maze. It was really cool I have to admit. For someone who gets bored easily, well I don't know how fun it would be.


(To see more pictures from my corn maze adventure they are on my other blog
NelBel)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Henry The Frog


Currently: Wanting to read more of my book.




Tonight while outside on my porch with Nana, we were waiting for the space shuttle to launch but that is another blog post entirely I might post later tonight. Right now what I'm posting about is my mother's large frog that we see on our porch all the time. As you can see for the title we have named him Henry or well Bubba and I did. I was trying to save the picture after we had gotten done resizing it and cropping it so the only thing mostly in the picture was the frog I WAS going to save it as 'Here Froggy Froggy' but instead my dad thought I was putting Henry. So that's how we got his name ........ just now. Anyways he looks like a pretty cool frog though don't know what kind he is since we've had quite a few frogs on our porch from tree frogs to multi-color frogs I think. For now you have the opportunity to see our large frog named Henry. So say Hi.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

An Apple A Day


Currently: Wanting and apple. ;D



Every one's heard the saying eat an apple a day and keep the doctor away? I was eating an apple the other day and thought of how an apple is healthy for someone so I decided to look it up. I found out from different websites that they are good for your health. Many of the sites advise that to get much of the nutritional benefits from them it's good to eat a fresh apple every day. Now an average U.S. citizen like you, me, or any of your friends and relatives eat at least 19 pounds of fresh apples a year. So that is basically an apple a year. Now I'm not saying that is accurate for everyone but that may be for quite a few. Especially those who really like apples or just have a good eating style like my cousin Beanie and one of my friends by the name of Mahjong. I can't exactly say my cousin eats healthy, she's just more one of those people who eat everything in sight and isn't picky at all unlike me. One of her favorite things to eat though is apples. Even though she eats practically anything and everything she's aloud to since she has to consume so many calories because she runs and plays soccer so she's a very athletic person. Probably the most athletic person I know. Mahjong on the other hand is a vegetarian so she doesn't / refuses to eat anything with meat in it. She's always eating the most healthy and unusual stuff you can find but she likes it. I will occasionally steal some of her fruit during lunch.


Now back to the apple subject. The benefits of eating apples at least every week is lower blood cholesterol, improved bowel function, reduce risk of stroke, and more. Basically some scientists think that there's a "whole-body" health benefit. Now doesn't that just make you want to get up and eat an apple right now? Which I think I'm going to do that right after I'm done typing this.

Everyone I think should get up, go eat an apple, and of course think of eating more healthier considering the society today in the U.S., not saying any of the other countries since I've never been to them, but the U.S. I think needs to eat healthier. If you have ever traveled or live in the U.S. then you've seen those people walking around or the ones on T.V. and how they eat nothing but junk food. Jeez, I never knew someone could get that out of shape but it might just be the way they want to live. If it is like that then I think that is fine but don't just eat ALL junk food unless you really want to kill yourself and your body.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Not So Good News




Currently: Sad and REALLY tired. =(




Today my grandma had called our house not so long ago telling us how my grandpa is doing. He's not in very good condition right now. Several months ago he had to go to the hospital and they had found cancer in his body. He's one of the smartest people I have ever known. It's so weird to think that he is dying at this very moment. I don't believe he'll just give up so easily though.

No one ever knows, there could be a miracle that could happen for all we know. Miracles happen in the weirdest ways and at the most miraculous times. I really hope he lives for several more years because I've already seen cancer eat away at one person and don't want it happening to another loved one. Therefor I really hope he will be all right and I want him to know that everyone here is rooting for him.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Snake Brought In By Snoop


Currently: Burping and Full from dinner aswell as a cinnamon roll.




Yesterday after I had gotten home from the sanctuary because I went there again, Snoopy had brought something in from the garage through our cat door. It was all curled up like a knot until I looked at it closer to see that it was actually a black snake. I'm still not sure what kind of snake it is and neither of my parents are sure. We just put it outside out of the grasp of Snoopy and Macy before they could eat him alive like they have with other smaller creatures like snakes, lizards, and different types of insects. This isn't the first snake Snoopy has brought into our household sadly. He brings in all kinds of things that happen to get into our garage. He's just one little mischevious cat that we all love to death aswell as Macy. Except Macy is just alot more sneakier than Snoopy.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Our Secret Sanctuary



Currently: About to sneeze....OH Wait.....I did.





There was a slight change of plans today when my friend Willard and I had er.... walked around the city. Nana originally wanted to go to the County Fair but Willard and I really wanted to walk around and so we did. It was quite fun and we definitelly got our exercise in. About half way to our destination which was the bridge we had found a quiet little place where a few people happened to be fishing. It was a really cool place and somewhere I might hang out quite a bit just because how beautiful it seemed after you walked around the corner. There's about two to three enterances to this secret sanctuary I like to call. One is the main entrance and then theres another one that comes out next to this main road further down after the main entrance. Then finally the third one that we had found was a somewhat secret entrance if you turned down on this one road off the main road.

I never expected a place like this existed near by me except for behind the hospital maybe. But still, if I ever want to get away this is the place to go and also for Nana to run.


For More Pictures Go To


Edit:
Ok, NOW the pictures are up and posted on my other blog.
You make go check.

Friday, November 7, 2008

This Weekend Plus


Currently: Feeling sick from a cinnamon roll sorta.





This weekend should be an interesting weekend considering our county fair is going on. A friend and I were going to walk around town to take some random pictures like you people have seen in my posts but we might have to postpone it till Sunday if he agrees. We were originally going to walk around Saturday but since the county fair is this weekend my mothr wanted to go tomorrow. I haven't been to it in several years. The last time I did go I went when Josh Turner was one of the performances there. The building he was singing in was packed hours before the actual show. Bubba and I wondered why they hadn't just had him play outside, that would have been much better and more people could watch?


Hopefully while I'm parading around this weekend around town and at the county fair I will take lots of pictures to which I shall upload some here aswell as my other blog that I just happened to have created last night. I called it NelBel for unknown reasons that I don't even know myself. I couldn't really think of a name so I thought about my nicknam that my Grandma calls me. Though it should be called Nell Bell but I jst put one 'L' for both.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Welcome To Alcatraz



Currently: WAS watching an episode of Mythbusters where they try to break out of Alcatraz.



I hope to one day go visit the island of Alcatraz in the bay of San Francisco to get my own pictures of the place to post on this blog but for now I'll just have to find some online photos that others have taken. The reason I'm posting about Alcatraz is because of an episode of Mythbusters where Jamie and Adam try to break out of the prison. I've already seen it when Nana turned it to that channel so I started to think after we all talked about it some more that I would write a blog post about it. My parents in fact have already been to Alcatraz and have taken the tour around the island which one day I hope to do. Well I'm going to post some stuff I found on a pretty neat website that anyone can go to...




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[Here's something I've found off http://www.alcatrazhistory.com/ ...]




Imagine yourself cold and shivering on a damp and thickly fogged-in morning. Heavy steel shackles squeeze your wrists and ankles, and the constricting metal seems to amplify the cold. Your movements are constrained, which makes it difficult to maintain your balance as you embark on the island ferry. You catch a brief glimpse of what will soon be your new home across the foggy bay…

Your new roommates are considered the most hardened criminals in the American penal system. Their resumes boast crimes ranging from kidnapping to espionage, bank robbery to murder. As you disembark with the firm assistance of a correctional officer, he smiles, looking up toward the cellhouse, and utters words that will never leave your memory: "Welcome home, welcome to Alcatraz."

Each year over one million tourists board the Alcatraz ferry and visit what was once considered the toughest Federal prisons in America. Today, Alcatraz is one of the biggest tourist magnets and most famous landmarks of San Francisco. The island's mystique, which was created primarily by books and motion pictures, continues to lure people from all over the world to see firsthand where America housed its most notorious criminals. Cramped cells, rigid discipline, and hard-line routine were the Alcatraz trademarks, and it was the last stop for the nation's most incorrigible prisoners.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Failing To Pass


Currently: Chatting with a couple of friends and Thinking one is sorta crazy.



I just want to say I'm not really the smartest person out there. I don't really do my work in school and am a very VERY disorganized person. I can't really help who I am, I try to become organized one day but then the next couple days it will escalade into a waterfall of horror. I wish I could do better in my classes but I just seem to not be able to focus. I'm really horrible at it. My grades this nine weeks at my school are going to be so horrible. I know I've already got like three F's and two D's probably but there's nothing I can do about them now but get a better grade this next nine weeks. Though how?


(Yes, this was a random post. Sorry.)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Reading 'The Cat Who Said Cheese.'



Currently: Reading 'The Cat Who Said Cheese'.






Hello Hello, it is I! Been a while since I've last posted here. I don't really know why but I've been quite busy with school and reading a book that I found in my room of the 'Cat Who...' series. It is quite an interesting series. It doesn't have to do with cats totally like some may think because of its titles but instead its about an ex-detective named Jim Qwilleran and his two feline companions Koko and Yum Yum.

In the book I'm currently reading Qwill getting ready for a Food Explo coming up when all of a sudden a bombing happens right before the explo at the new Pickax hotel. What could it mean? I'm not really sure but Qwill with the help of his cats has to find out who planted this bomb. Here's what it says on the back of the book since my explanations of things suck really...

"With the approaching Great Food Explo, there's lots of delicious activity in Moose County-resaurant openings, a cheese-tasting, and bake-off are planned, among other events. But there's nothing as tasty as a morsel of gossip,so when a mysterious woman moves into the New Pickax Hotel, the locals indulge in lots of speculation. Even Qwill is distrated. And when a bomb explodes in her room, killing the hotel house-keeper, Qwilleran, Koko, and Yum Yum have to put asde the treats and figure out who cooked up this murderous recipe..."

I'm currently half way through this book and it has gotten pretty good. I can't wait to finish it. I would tell you all how it is when I finish but I don't want to ruin the surprise for anyone. I advise you to read this book if you like detective stories like this one.
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Favorite Insect: Dragonfly


Currently: Amazed by a dragonfly and Wanting to take more pictures of things.



Went outside in front of my house to talk to my mom when I noticed a dragonfly sitting on top of our metal round thing we tied some of our peppers to. I thought that if I got my new camera I could take some pretty cool pictures of him. I went inside and by the time I came back outside with my camera he was actually still there.
I took several pictures of him with my new camera and then with my old one because it takes really good pictures close up. I came back in and uploaded the pictures and found some that were pretty awesome. I realised at that point that I had forgotten to turn the Micro on my new camera so that's why he was blurry and the leaves behind him were focused in on. I went back outside after turning the micro on and found him to still be sitting on the metal thing. I took some more and more pictures of him this time with the micro on. I came back in to upload them to find them looking totally awesome than before. I was really greatful and I told the dragonfly himself thank you so many times for letting me take pictures of him.
Right now I probably think he's still out there sitting on that metal thing. Maybe even waiting for me to take more pictures of him? I might actually have another post later today of random pictures I've taken with my new Coolpix camera.


(Also, if anyone happens to know what kind of dragonfly he is, then could you please tell me? Thanks. )

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(All pictures in this post were taken by me.)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Happy Birthday


Currently: Tired and Need to find a good book to read.





Yep Yep, its someone's birthday today. Well er... not just someones, more like mine? Yeah, I'm currently er.... seventeen years old today. The seventeenth of October is my birthday and I am proud of it. I sometimes did wish I was born on the sixteenth jus because I like that number but nope. Its the seventeenth. I will probably make this post quite short since its getting late and I don't really want to type much. Basically I just wanted to let peoples know that my birthday was today and I got a new camera a couple days ago! Yes, its pretty cool and takes amazing pictures. Though this doesn't mean I'm getting rid of my old one. I'm still keeping it and taking pictures of different things. Probably the sky mostly. But if I ever need a camera that takes fast pictures then this is the one I will be using. Its a Nikon Coolpix S210. It's purple too but its pretty nice though doesn't have as many settings as my old one sadly.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Omg, It Was Yellow Outside



Currently: Tired and No longer cold from coming inside out of the rain earlier.



It rain earlier today while I was waiting for my mother to pick me up from school. It was raining, lightning, and thundering. I heard from some of the band teachers who were watching the rain near by that they issued Tornado Warnings in our county of the state. Today happens to be the day we have our homecoming football game and it just starts pouring as well as lightning. I'm not really sure if it was canceled or not. Though I honestly doubt it. They probably just waited a little while until it simmered down ab it. After being home for a bit and on the computer I got up at some point and walked by a window to see that everything outside was really yellow. I figured at this point after a friend sent me a picture she took outside her house of a rainbow, that I would take some pictures myself. This is gonna be a somewhat short post with some pictures. So here you go, you can see what it looked like outside. Both the yellow and the darkness that had gone over us flooding our street.



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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Family Days



Currently: Wiped Out. D: Soooooo... tired.


Today was Family Days festival this one YMCA that I know or City Center? Beats me, anywho, today was pretty awesome. Got to do chalk designs on the ground with like 20 other people who had signed up and gotten a square. Also got to hang out with my friends aswell as head around the lake where all the tents were set up for each differnt things like the Humane Society, JROTC at one of the high schools, Churches, and more. It was crazy awesome plus I got to take pictures of people in cool animal suits like there was I think a lady dressed up in a duck costume. Someone else dressed up in a pink dinasour during the parade and even the chick-fil-a cow was there. I got to take several pictures of him and my friend. It was very epic. I don't want to make this post too...er...long in words since its gonna be WAAAAAAAYYYY long because of all the pictures I'm posting. I don't know if I'll post all the pictures in one post consider I took over a hundred. Though I won't upload them all on here, just ones that look pretty cool. And also a couple video's during the parade.

Before I start posting stuff, I also want to say in one of the video's I took, there is RYAN LOCHTE! WOOT!
(Note: More pictures in another post hopefully.)



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