You know how all those teachers are saying, "You have to show not tell!" You'd better listen up!
"Showing" and not "telling" is much more difficult than the name suggests. When you "tell", you bluntly state that something's happening. But when you "show" you insert clues to make your reader infer what happened. Though, you can't just put in one clue and expect your reader to know what you are talking about. Don't expect your reader to be a mind reader. Because they/we/the readers aren't.
The girl was scared.
The girl trembled as the shadow inched closer. She shut her eyes, not wanting to see the shadow. Cold sweat ran down her back and she curled up tighter around herself.
Okay. I know there were a lot of cliches, and that wasn't the best example, but you can tell that the girl is scared. Never did I directly say in the "showing" section that the girl was scared, so. There you go.
Showing and not telling could dramatically improve your writing. It makes your writing more interesting, and the reader doesn't feel, for lack of better words, stupid. When you tell the reader EVERYTHING, they kind of feel like you think that they can't figure anything out for themselves. They WANT to guess what happens next. They WANT to infer on certain details.
Showing, not telling adds in a lot of imagery details too. The writer, if they have not already, could get a better feel for what the characters are thinking, how they are reacting, what they are like, etc. The writer could also picture the characters' environments better.
Though showing not telling is a great skill to use, it isn't always appropriate to use it. For example, if you are writing a recipe, you don't want your reader to wildly guess at what ingredient should go in where. That could actually be dangerous. Anything including steps really shouldn't have any "showing not telling".
As EVERYONE knows, the Fifa World Cup is occurring right now! Okay. Soccer (as we crazy Americans call it), or football (what all the normal people of the world call it) is, like, the sport to play right now. I think I may have Fifa fever since I really want to kick something right now... Those goals... Just... There were quite a few amazing ones. Okay. Okay. I know. You want to know what the QOTW is. Well, here it is!
"I am constantly being asked about individuals. The only way to win is as a team. Football is not about one or two or three star players."
Sorry. I just... HAD to do that.
Okay. Back on track. I chose this quote this week because it demonstrates that life is about cooperation and working together. For example, if you are working on a project with someone else, you can't just do all the work because you are "the smarter one". You have to work with your partner to make that project the best it could be. Same with soccer. If (it was allowed) you only put in the few star players against another team, the team with the few star players would obviously lose, because #1 they would tire quickly and #2 no one is there to assist them in defense or offense. Trust me. When people play some game with the teams being one person versus five, that one person would easily lose, unless if you're playing a twisted game in which you are trying to get your teammates out... But anyways, you all get the point, I hope. So work together! Don't be afraid to talk to your teammates or your partner! Cooperation and working together always creates something beautiful.
Did you know, that it takes SIXTEEN muscles to smile, but SEVENTY TWO to frown? Well, now you do.
I don't think it takes a genius to figure out which is easier to perform (smiling of course!). So why use more energy to move those frowning muscles to, well, frown?
I know, I know, it's difficult to hold that smile for a minute for picture day. It's quite painful. I know. But if you smile, you actually get happier. Try smiling when you're upset. It helps a lot. I honestly don't know why. It just... Works.
Also, there's a quote that I think I remember it's something along the lines of "every minute that you frown is a minute of happiness you will never get back." So don't frown. Frowning is bad. Yeah. Say no to frowning.
I was trying to improve at long jump today. I tried a bunch of different things: getting a longer run up, placing my feet in this position and that position, reaching out my legs, etc. But nothing worked!
I went on a few websites to see what they say would help. Apparently, there's a certain amount of strides that I have to take! I didn't know that! I have to take under 15 strides before I run. I guess that's to get the optimum speed at the right time. There also styles of landing! Say what now...?
Okay. I'm just going to read more websites. I'm going to learn more about this stuff. Maybe I'll switch out 200m for long jump... Hm... Sorry for the short post today and the lack of posts for the last few days.
I promise to do as much as I could! I'm really trying, but I get home at, like 6-ish, and then there's dinner, and a bunch of things I'm dragged off to do when I wanted to do was post. Not fun.
And the blood will dry, underneath my nails, and the wind will rise up, to fill up my sails...
Doesn't sound too familiar, now does it?
Well, does this help?
I'm coming home, I'm coming home, tell the world I'm coming home...
Pretty blunt, I know. :)
It's Skylar Grey's version of the song, "Coming Home". I think that this version is quite beautiful by itself. It means that no matter what difficult obstacles there are, everything could get better, and that your "kingdom awaits". You should never lose hope. You just have to look forward to the next day, for the next sunrise, for the next new year. People may doubt you, but you should just ignore them. Skylar Grey says that you should just "let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday", meaning that you should let go of some things sometimes.
I chose this song for this week for personal reasons. I just felt like it was... Right.
I'm coming home.
This isn't limited to literature. It applies to any situation in which you have to credit the author for their work, or else you would be considered plagiarizing. You know what the procedure is: find the author's first and last name, blah, blah, blah. I know. Bibliographies are a bore. But would you rather just take a bit of your time to write one, or would you rather spend a lot of time convincing the original author that you weren't plagiarizing? (I would go with the first choice!)
I think that bibliographies are very important. Everyone knows that quote by Picasso, "Good artists borrow great artists steal", but that doesn't necessarily mean that the "great artist" wouldn't be punished for stealing! Bibliographies are a sign of respect, that you acknowledge the person the information is from. By just copying and pasting facts for one of your pieces without noting the fact that that information came from others... That's just... Not cool man, not cool.
So, kids, write your BIBS!
You know how everyone's always like, "YOU GOTTA KEEP TRYING!" and such? Well, W.C. Fields has something to say about that...
“If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.”
This quote is pretty close to:
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
So I guess it's the QUOTES of the week then.
These two quotes mean that if you're failing at something hopelessly and getting the same results every time, you should just stop wasting your time and give up whatever you're doing, or try something different. If you continued whatever you were doing, you would receive little to no change in your results, even if you try REALLY hard.
In other words, they're trying to say that if it's too hard, whatever "it" may be, just give up.
I know. "Real inspirational". But it's true!
Wise up children!
On Wednesday, school ended. I GRADUATED EIGHTH GRADE! YAY!
And, yes. I know it's cliche but I have to say this.
WHAT TIME IS IT, IT'S SUMMERTIME! :D
Does that mean that finally, there is no HW, that finally, there are no times of boredom?
Sadly, no. :(
I found out that only Honors literacy students have summer reading. Makes me feel a bit sad. Because we have to write six pages worth of literacy stuff. But I think that it is good that we have this assignment. Haha. I'm in Honors literacy and I still use the words "stuff" and "good". Yeah... My brain is kind of sort of on vacation right now...
Anyways, I believe that, no matter how painful it is, all students should get summer HW in every subject. This would keep the mental status of students up, and when school starts again, teachers wouldn't have to spend days, weeks, or even months trying to get their students to remember what they learned in previous years. It's a pain to those that do remember, and it is a waste of precious time!
Imagine how much smarter and how much more in depth classes could get if everyone remembered everything. People would become smarter, helping those individuals and the society as a whole. I'm talking about more advancements in the future peeps! No one wants our society to become lazy (or lazier) and dim-witted (or dumber). That would not be good for the world! There are already many who believe that school is stupid and a complete waste of time, and they skip classes/school, don't try and fail their classes, and etc. I disapprove of this behavior, but it happens!
Behavior also becomes more inappropriate during the summer because there are only a few rules to abide by. Summer homework could remind students that although there aren't any teachers watching over them every second of their lives for three months or so, they should still watch their behavior and work hard.
I know. I'm such a nerd. But I mean, honestly, I'm a bit frightened of what our society will become when our generation takes over. The world I'm imagining is NOT so great. We could turn that horrible future into something brighter one step at a time. A baby step would be summer homework!
Okay. Pep talk of the day is done. I'm out peeps!
So, some people run (long distance) with music on. Does that improve your running?
Well, depends on the type of person you are. If you like slow music and will not listen to anything BUT slow music, your running probably would not improve much. On the other hand, if you only listen to crazy fast music, you would tired out very quickly if you try to move your legs to that tempo. You should find music that matches your pace, if you like music that is.
For me, music is a distraction from the pain of my muscles. Although, when I do feel like singing it out loud, I find that it troubles my breathing, which makes me tire quickly. No, I do not like that when it happens.
If you are wondering whether you should try running with music or not, just try it at some sort of practice, or when you're running by yourself. Don't try it at a race, because you don't want to worsen your time if it doesn't work. I realized that it is easy to run with a partner too, so if you're trying to improve your running, grab a running buddy who's about the same pace as you!
Sorry this is up so late! I just got home and I was like, I GOTTA POST SOMETHING, so here I am.
The SOTW is "Skinny Love" originally by Bon Iver, but redone by Birdy. Both versions are pretty cool. If you haven't listened to the song yet, YOU TOTALLY SHOULD!
Anyways, I think that this song is about just holding onto what you got. In the song, it says "Come on skinny love". I think that means that this love is really delicate, and any little outburst would break it.
After the first verse, it seems like the love did break, when it states, "And I told you to be patient/And I told you to be fine/And I told you to be balanced/And I told you to be kind" meaning that the other person abused the love, and the first person wanted to keep loving and holding on, but they realized that they cannot go through all this pain. So they let go.
But I say, JUST KEEP HOLDING ON! (Hint hint at the SOTW next week!)
Thank you Emily from For the Bookish for nominating me for the LIEBSTER AWARD! Thanks a million (is that even possible? Well, if it wasn't I just made the impossible possible).
Okay. I honestly really don't know how this works, but I'm following the rules. Oh. Speaking of rules... Here they are!
11 facts about myself.
1. I am really bad at these kinds of "listing things about yourself" things.
2. I'm a weirdo and I like being a weirdo. There's no normal if there's no weirdness!
3. I love music. I love singing, often annoying the people around me by singing obnoxiously loudly... I love playing the violin and piano, normally just randomly playing, but it's fun so, yeah! I love listening to music, and I get in trouble for listening to music sometimes...
4. I love art. I've been taking art classes for... Geez, I don't even know how long. About 5 to 6 years maybe? I recently started oil painting, and I am PROUD.
5. I love athletics. I play, for fun and/or for a team, volleyball, racquetball, and Ultimate Frisbee. I figure skate, run for cross country, and do track and field. I think I like track and field the most. I don't really know.
6. I have a ton of mottos, but currently, it is "Just take a straw and suck it up."
7. Poetry is a way for me to vent. If I'm angry or sad, or just feeling downright pessimistic, I write poetry instead of making dents in the wall (it's more money efficient and doesn't hurt physically as much).
8. My favorite color... You know what, I like all of the colors of the spectrum. Even the ones I can't see. This world would be nothing if there was a single color that was missing. But I favor some blues, oranges, yellows, and greens.
9. I have a low heat tolerance. I have a high cold tolerance. Anything hotter than 85 degrees Fahrenheit is too hot. Humidity is my most hated foe. That's why the order of my favorite seasons are: Winter, spring, fall, summer.
10. My favorite number is 9, and my life revolves around the number 9.
11. Frozen is the best movie of the world to me.
To answer your questions, Emily...
Question and Answer to #1
Q: Do you have a pet? What's your favorite animal?
A: No, I don't have a pet, unless if younger siblings count. My favorite animal is the wolf. Independent and dependent. Just like me. Or I'm just like them...
Question and Answer to #2
Q: Have a favorite childhood book?
A: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is by far my favorite childhood book. I keep reading it over and over, and each time, the meaning gets deeper and deeper. When I was little, I just thought that the caterpillar turned into a butterfly. I didn't think past that. Oh, the things I didn't realize when I was younger. I technically still am a child, but I mean...
Question and Answer to #3
Q: Favorite pastime, besides reading or writing?
A: I have many favorite pastimes other than reading/writing. If the weather's nice, I like to just go out and, well, play! If the weather isn't nice, I just stay inside and draw, practice my instruments, or just eat. You have to LOVE eating.
Question and Answer to #4
Q: Favorite color? Would you dye your hair this color for a million bucks?
A: I like all the possible and impossible colors, but my "favorite" is this goldish orange. Like the orange at sunrise and sunset. No, I would not dye my hair that color for any amount of money. *shivers* Unless if was just the tips of my hair. Then that would be fine. My teacher dyed her hair neon orange. Let me just say: It did not end well. *shivers again*
Question and Answer to #5
Q: Is there a song that could be the soundtrack to your life?
A: Actually, yes. Either "Human" by Christina Perri or "Titanium" by David Guetta ft. Sia. I mean, I'm only human! But those harsh criticisms and rude comments from others don't affect me as much anymore.
Question and Answer to #6
Q: Could I see a picture of your handwriting?
A: Yes. Yes you could. :)
Question and Answer to #7
Q: What is your favorite social media site? (Links, please?)
A: Facebook! It's up at the top in the very top right corner. I haven't used it in quite a while though...
Question and Answer to #8
Q: What is your favorite word?
A: My favorite word, at the moment, is evanescence.
Question and Answer to #9
Q: What’s your favorite food? Do you like ice cream??
A: My favorite food is ice cream. And yes, I like ice cream. :)
Some ice creams have seaweed in it!
Okay. Back to answering questions...
Question and Answer to #10
Q: Have you ever read a book you absolutely hate?
A: Not yet, but who knows! Maybe that will happen one day! *knocks on wood*
Question and Answer to #11
Q: What are a couple of your major life goals?
A: I hope to be noticed for my poetry one day. I also hope that I will have a good-paying job that I enjoy, because I don't want to be one of those people who hates their job. I want a job that I could look forward to. That job would help me earn enough money to lead an average or above average life. Another one of my major life goals is to be able to live with no regrets. I don't want to do something right now, when I'm so young, and regret it when I'm older. Leading a life of regret is NOT good. Taking risks is good, but there's a fine line between taking too much of a risk and taking a safe risk. Wait. The question says a couple... Couple meaning two... Well, a gave a few! Oops! :D
And now for the nominating of the 9.
Haha. Nine. Yep. I told you all that my life revolves around the number 9!
Anyways... Drum roll please!
1. Ana at Butterflies of the Imagination
2. Adonia at The Stone Table
3. (Anonymous) at The Thoughts of a Dreamer
4. Iris at Purple Lambs Will Fly
5. Stephanie at Crazy Little Love Birds
6. Athelas at Red Lettering
7. Samantha at Bookish Serendipity
8. (Everyone) at Ravens and Writing Desks
9. Kaycee at The Pink Cave
Last but not least, here are the 11 questions for the people I have nominated!
1. What are your goals for the future? Rate them from most important to least important!
2. Do you think you will be blogging 20 years from now?
3. If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Why?
4. Would you rather be poor but happy, or be rich but sad?
5. What is your favorite book in the whole world at this moment?
6. THINK FAST! THERE'S A PURPLE PEGASUS FLYING TOWARDS YOU. WHAT DO YOU DO?
7. What is the dumbest injury you have received? (Mine is a scar that received 5 stitches because I jumped off, but caught my leg on, some bleachers. XD )
8. Have you ever watched Frozen? If you have, what is your favorite song from that movie?
9. Cats or dogs?
10. Favorite sport?
11. Why did you start blogging?
Now I'm off to tell those people about their nominations of the Liebster Award!
Thanks again Emily!
As promised last week, I will be talking about why poems are awesome.
Yep. Poems are awesome.
Is it that hard to believe?
Poems help you release your emotions. Personally, I find it easier to represent myself with poems instead of essays and the like. When you're upset or exceptionally positive, poems capture your how you feel. It's like a memory is encased into the poem if you write it at a certain time or event. You not only remember the event, you remember the actual things running through your head, the feelings bursting through your veins, your surroundings, and whatever else you incorporate into your poems.
They are also interesting to read. If you just loose yourself in the poem, you may actually feel what the author felt, what the author wanted to express. The feelings, the environment, etc. could be observed just by paying attention to the details of the poem. How do you do this? It's simple. You read each line, slowly, noticing the figures of speech, the adjectives, nouns, verbs, and trying to find the tone of the poem. Sometimes these factors are subtle. Sometimes they are obvious. You just have to look.
Oftentimes, you would have to read a poem multiple times to find all of the meanings and details of the poem. But hey, it isn't that torturous! You may actually enjoy it!
And poems are still awesome.
Go read one and practice what I just taught you! I have quite a few in the "Howls" section of my blog (I haven't posted any new poems - the new ones will be in the poems section).
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."
In other words, this quote means that sometimes, love isn't so obvious. Sometimes you just can't see it, but your heart feels it. Or maybe it's a gut feeling. Always trust your gut, unless if you are always wrong when you do. If that happens, never trust your gut. Love isn't something physical. It isn't something you can touch and hold, weigh and measure. It's a feeling. A very, very, very deep feeling. You know you are in love... When you're in love.
Love is what makes the world go round! (And so do many other factors but still!)
For those of you who may ask, "How was the trip?" IT WAS AWESOME. Lots of happy memories for me.
Well, to start off, we went to Gettysburg. We went to the museum, saw a TON of interesting artifacts, and watched a short movie on the Civil War. RIP to those who have died trying to make this country, the proud USA, a better place.
After that, we went to the Sheraton Hotel for Hershey. After watching a bit of TV and just messing around, my friends and I started getting ready for this dinner dance that we had. One thing that I will always remember - sometimes, hair curlers just don't want to cooperate! While my friends were freaking out over their makeup and hair not being finished, I just relaxed and did a few things to my image. It was quite funny watching them freak out over some things... Anyways, after all... That... Was done, we went to the dinner dance... Or tried to at least. We actually just went in a huge circle, ended back up in the hotel room, then went to the first floor, realizing that the dinner dance was going on at the third floor, found an elevator, went upstairs, and then showed up fashionably late... Ish. There were a bit of difficulties trying to find where to sit, but everyone managed. The whole eighth grade ate their dinner, the staff cleared the dance floor, and music blared through the air. I swear. I'm half deaf still. My friends were doing really funky dances, and they pulled me along. That was a bit embarrassing... I mean, I kind of shy. Just kind of.
To every night, there's got to be romance, right? Well, I'm just going to say... You know what, I'm not going to keep you all in the dark. I got my first kiss! <3 <3 <3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *girly squeal*
I'm still trying to get over it. Okay. I have to calm down. Deep breaths. Inhale... Exhale... Okay. I'm all good now, I think...
Nope. My heart's still fluttering. I'll get on with this now...
After this wonderful moment, this person who shall not be named asked me to dance, and yep, I embarrassed myself even more, but who cares! I was having fun! Deal with it judgy people!
But all good things come to an end. Once it was 10:45, everyone dispersed to find their chaperons who would lead them back to their rooms to "sleep". About that...
In the rooms, my friends and I did our nightly routines, watched TV, played Never Have I Ever (I won both times... A little saddening), played FMK (not spelling that out), ate a lot of food, and eventually, at 2:00-ish, we all fell asleep.
I got 2 hours of sleep.
I woke at 4, and I thought it was pretty dark out, so I looked at the time and I went, "IT'S ONLY FOUR IN THE MORNING?!?!?!!" in my head. I wasn't able to fall asleep, so I just kind of lied there. Staring at the ceiling. Watching the time go by. It was quite boring. Then, FINALLY, at around 6:30, some one woke up, and she started talking to me. We kind of sort of woke the whole room up like that. After much groaning about mornings, we all did our morning routines, ate some more, talked some more, sang the whole Frozen soundtrack, and packed up all of our belongings (we trashed the hotel room... Oops).
Our chaperon showed up a bit late, and we were, yet again, late to another meal, trying to find seats. Breakfast was quiet. Nothing much happened. Then we boarded the buses to go to HERSHEY PARK!
I went with a few different friends (all of them being guys). I learned that some people just aren't made to read maps... In other words, we ran around the park trying to find the entrance to this one roller coaster... And to our luck, it was closed.
Anyways, we made our way around the park, going on this and that, having fun and being, well, free. For lunch, I only had a Dippin' Dots, but hey! I wasn't that hungry. A few minutes after we sat down to eat, the clouds rolled in and it POURED. We all finished our lunches, but we couldn't really move because of the rain. The guys stole the umbrella, and they didn't want to get wet. I, being all brave, was the first person to go out into the rain to throw my trash out. And everyone handed their trash to me so they didn't have to go out into the rain... I'm telling you peeps, chivalry is dead!
I got drenched, but rain is rain, and I enjoyed it very much. Sorry. I love the worst kinds of weather. All of the guys (but one) came out from under the umbrella after they saw that rain can't really hurt. They started sliding around, and me, being the responsible one, told them to stop. They didn't stop (one of them fell down and scraped his knee after much sliding...). Oh well. Guys will be guys.
The rain finally stopped, and my group went over to this awesome roller coaster... To find that it was closed, and there was going to be a wait. Of course. We waited and waited. We waited for about an hour! And then the person says that there was an hour's more of waiting, and so we decided that the wait just wasn't worth it. Though, we did go on a different ride. One of those rides where you're on sort of a swing, and they swing you around really quickly (we all crashed into each other...). And we went on a little teacup ride... And got weird stares from the people running that ride... Yeah... Our group kind of melted away in the end, but hey, I was alone (ish, we were in Hershey Park, so you can't really be alone there) with my special someone!
We went to the Kissing Tower by the way. You all could guess what happened.
We went on a few more rides, then we went to the Chocolate World. It was pretty cool. We watched how chocolate was made, and listened to singing cows. I ate ice cream for dinner.
After all this fun, we went back onto the bus, and drove back home.
I still went ice skating after all of this.
Yes, I was exhausted, but my soft, warm bed's always there for me!
As you may have noticed, I have changed quite a few things on this website. Who likes it?
Tomorrow and on Friday, I will be gone because...
I'M GOING TO GETTYSBURG AND HERSHEY PARK!
I will not be able to post anything for the next three days. I will post on Sunday though!
"Ain't It Fun"
Yes, it is fun, whatever "it" is. Oh wait, "it" is growing up!
This song means that you may be at the "top of the food chain" and be all cool while you are a child, but when you "go out into the real world" with no one at your back, "don't go crying to your mama" because it will be hard! Most children think that the adults have lives with SO many privileges, but they don't realize how difficult their parents' lives actually are. Also, the "rebels" think that they don't have to listen to anyone, and they like being "free to do what they want"... Until they realize that with freedom, there is a price. Working, receiving money to support yourself, and supporting a possible family... That is what adulthood is about.
To those popular people who think that you can do WHATEVER you want, whether it's bullying (burning bridges) or failing school (almost guaranteeing a poor future), watch out. You may have all the fun in the world by doing these things right now, but when you reach adulthood, ultimately, popularity doesn't help you find an income of money. Neither will your looks help you when you are begging on the streets, because "you're not the big fish in the pond no more. You are what they're feeding on." When no one's at your back, what are you going to do? Ask your "so many friends" for help? What if your "friends" aren't in the area where you are? What if they aren't even your friends? The world won't always assist you when you need it to, like those people that you bullied (that are probably quite successful right now) when you, well, bullied them. Because "if it don't hurt now then just wait, just wait a while" and when it does hurt, it's going to hurt A LOT. Life is easy when you're pulling the strings on your tiny stage, but when you enter the big stage of life, nothing will be easy, because other people are pulling the strings. Earth to you popular people who think that money grows on trees and that life as an adult will be easy; there are 7 billion, and counting, more people in the world, and they won't orbit around your life to help just you. You have to take responsibility for what you do, and don't expect anyone else to help you while you're at it. Those bridges you burned? Fix them. That lack of education? Learn what you can while you still could change your fate.
Ain't It Fun?
I have decided to go back to talking about literature. on Monday. I mean, who doesn't love literacy? (<- that was a rhetorical question by the way)
That is what I want to talk about.
And so I shall.
What are poems?
A bunch of rhyming words?
Just another type of writing that no one cares about?
No. They aren't. And unless if I'm no one, then people care about poetry. Yes, world, I love poetry. Check out my "Howls" section if you didn't know that before.
You know that saying that "eyes are the windows to the soul"? I think that this applies to poems too. I honestly vent through poetry, and usually, those pieces turn out pretty well, though a few angry scratches sometimes make that piece undecipherable. Regardless, poems are like open doors. Everyone has a mask - that is like the exterior of a house. When someone writes a poem, they unlock the main door to the house to let others explore the inside. Where the true feelings are. Each word of the poem is another piece of furniture, another wall, another decoration. Some people think that poems are stupid. Are they? Are they a bunch of "pointless", "useless", "time-wasting" and "rhyming" words pasted together? No, they are not.
In fact they are the opposite.
Now, I don't want to write out of ideas and have blogger's block again, so to give you some insight on next week, I will be discussing why poems are absolutely amazing next Monday. Please comment what you think I should write about for "literacy day"!
I went on this track and field meet on Saturday under the blazing hot sun, and I got SUNBURN! It is absolutely horrible right now, and I am aching at the parts where my skin is pink. Though, I am quite proud of that day though. I beat all of my personal bests so far. For running, my record for my 100 is now 14.94 seconds, and my record for my 200 is now 32 seconds flat. Now, I still see a lot of room for improvement for both, and I will work hard to beat these records. For throwing, my record is 70.11 feet, which converts to about 21.37 meters. Yes, there is still room for improvement for that too (I still CANNOT get my cross steps correct). My sunburn is like a proud battle scar that, although hurts a lot, reminds me of my accomplishments.
"One loyal friend is worth a ten thousand relatives."
I can relate. I think that this means that you basically are FORCED TO love your direct and extended family. But you get to pick and choose who your friends are. If you have one true friend, it is a true bond because you made it yourself, with no one forcing you to do anything.
I saw this advice in my home ec class -
What is the best vitamin to make more friends? - B1
So go and make more friends!
I think I may be changing today's (Friday's) topic to something different. Something such as...
A free day!
Where I can talk about WHATEVER comes to mind, or whatever you readers comment.
Today I will be talking about field trips!
Next week, the eighth grade in my school will be going on a trip to Hershey Park. I CANNOT wait. But I have to.
I think that there should be more field trips. Yes, they are somewhat expensive sometimes, but the fact that I normally learn more from an educational field trip than a boring day of school should really mean something. In fact, I remember a fact that I learned from this field trip a long time ago, just because I was interacting (and because we learned about it in school, but I mean, still, the point is that I remember). Field trips engage people more and it makes more of an impact on people. Although, if there were more field trips, each one would not be as memorable, but learning would definitely be easier. Field trips somehow randomly slip facts into your head that you just remember for a long time. They're magical!
So that's it for today. Now I'm off to do more homework...
Sorry I didn't post yesterday!
For today, or yesterday rather, I will talk about walking. Yes, walking.
You know when you're running and you just want to stop and walk for 5 seconds? You know, when your muscles are aching and your breathing isn't catching up to your pace, and you are just sweating away? Yeah, that moment.
So, I believe that there is nothing wrong with walking. Yes, it slows you down, but it isn't worth anything to injure yourself, as I have said many times before. If you are past your limit, you should definitely give it a rest.
Also, people believe that walking isn't an exercise. But I believe that it is. It is easier on your muscles, but if you walk too much, it is also bad for you. You may not even realize it, the strain and everything, but it is always there.
So, walking is definitely "okay" to do, and it is most definitely a sport.
The SOTW is...
"Titanium" by Sia!
Well, this song's all about staying strong no matter what happens, because, well, you are titanium!
I think that this song is to those people who are bullied in some way, because the lyrics say that "all your bullets ricochet," or that all of the mean things that other people say just bounce off of you. Also, Sia has a skin condition, and people always are critical about that, so she may have written this song for those mean bullies who comment about her appearance negatively.
Honestly, I love this song. If I ever feel like giving up on something, or if something's just up with my mood and I'm very negative that day, I just hum this song and I feel better. Works like magic.
If you ever do oil painting, you'll realize that the right amount of oil always creates the best oil. I have a question, because I'm currently working on a piece and I cannot cover up this one section. How much oil do you use to paint over another section that has been already painted?
"I just get bored easily. As I'm sure other people do too."
Pretty self explanatory!
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Hello peeps! I'm Adele! I love art, music, athletics, learning, reading, writing, math, science, and the list goes on and on. If you want to contact me, please comment! I'll respond ASAP! :D