Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
I told you I would be back on this topic again.
Well, last semester I said that it was a super rollercoaster.... I wonder what this semester was like. Honestly I have been pretty chill this semester, which is not nessescarily a good thing. In most of my classes I actually semi-improved on doing my homework. In one class though(THIS ONE) I got real behind because I missed and missed a couple of days( which I know is not an excuse) in English and then I was scared to turn stuff in because I was afraid it was wrong because I wasn't here to know what was going on and then it was like a really really bad snowball effect.
I hate though's.
So now, I'm praying to god( which I'm not religious by the way) that I can somehow pull a miracle out of the sky and get by by passing this semester. That is terrible, I know, who just sits back and whishes to just GET BY on a semester. The Answer. Me.
So this semester, especially the last few weeks has been uber upsetting to my psyche, health, and much more. I am really hoping to survive semester. I always do, but who knows the unlucky god has to eventually balance out the luck god ever now and then, but I hope its not this time.
I even feel like throwing up right now. Ok. I need to stop saying stuff like that or I'm going to be in a lot more trouble than I'm already probably going to be in in the next few days. So besides my ultimate peril and devistation from this Earth by the Annihilation that is my grades... the semester was awesome.
I became captain of the drum line( I told you Tanner). I got a super anvil lifted off of my chest and almost floated in the sky because of it. Oh...... I almost forgot, I can say those magical words now....
IIII AAAAMMMM AAAA SSSSEEEENNNNIIIIOOOORRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Wrestling Match, a story by Buchi Emecheta, centers around a boy named Okei and takes place during the Nigerian War in the 80's.
Okei is of Nigerian origin and the story centers around him and his age group battleing the hardships of being young. The elders of the town think that the young age group(Okei's) is not as it should be causing violence and disturbing the peace. This and more set up the events that result into the story climax of the wrestling match.
This is considered a novel even though it is pretty much a short story. I honestly didn't like it to much considering there was a whole bunch of wierd names and it was hard for me to keep up with whom was whom.
So in the end, Buchi Emecheta might be praised by official book reviewers, but not this one. I rate that the Wrestling Match gets a two out of five stars.
I like Drums. I like Girls. I like to occasionally be Dangerous. I like Pie. How is this not the perfect book for me.
My little brother brought this book home(from my school actually) right before spring break. He never really got into it and told me to take it back... so instead of taking it back I decided to read it.
I'm glad I did.
The book centers around a thirteen year old named Steven whom obviously plays the drums and he also has a five year old little brother Jeffrey. But one morning Jeffrey get's sick and it turns out he has Leukemia, which is no bueno. Now Steven has to deal with school, his awesome drum solo, girls, and his family trying to deal with the tragedy that has been bestowed upon them.
I really enjoyed this book, I could kinda relate to it. I mean, I have an annoying little brother, I play the drums, it just kinda fit me. So that's why I really enjoyed it, and it turns out, I already owned a Jordan SonnenBlick book called, Notes from the Midnight Driver, its good too, check it out. To me this book deserves a five out of five stars.
Anyway, the subject I have been tasked to become more knowledgable in is the mobile killing groups(or Einsatzgruppen). These groups were tasked with the elimination of the jews and others.
My thoughts on this is that it is honestly terrible. A man that could go through with so much madness consumed with an outlandish idea upon exterminating an lower race it perposterous. Clearly this man should have never been concieved( I hope that doesn't get me in trouble...). This man, this abomination is named Adolf Hitler.
That is my thoughts.
What is my favorite web based tech tool?
Well, honestly if I could pick a favorite one it would probably have to be Wikipedia. Now I'm sure a lot of people would disagree that that is even a web tool, but I say it is. I also say that only 99% of it is correct, um those odds are good enought for me. Even if there not correct it gives you a mass abundant scources to find out for yourself, it provides pictures, data, and much more. So it has to be Wikipedia for me, the #1 site I go to for all of my informational needs.
Even though Spring Break was a while back, that doesn't mean I can't reflect upon it.
Anyway normally during Spring Break I usually just chill with my family and friends but this time, wait a sec I'm getting way to ahead of myself. Let's backtrack...
In band, every two years we take a trip, the first trip we took was to sears tower in Chicago and went to see the Broadway musical, Wicked: the wicked witches of oz. Now your probably asking why would band students go see a Broadway musical of all things, well it was my freshman and first year in the high school marching band and our theme of that year was based on the musical of the same name. So you can imagine when we went and seen it at the end of the year it was kinda emotional because it reminded me of my first year in the marching band and in the drum line. It was pretty cool hearing the music that we played that year... it was amazing.
Anyway, after a long a detailed back story,two years had passed and it was time to take another band trip... destination... Florida.
So the band and my family(they didn't go the first trip) went to Orlando, Florida and went to: Disney Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios, Island of Adventures, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, and EPCOT. It was pretty cool. And since it was a band trip, we kind of actually had to play so we went and competed against other schools in the united states and even Canada and won best overall. We got in the news papers.