Sunday, November 28, 2010

and I was writing my research paper

The Word document was open, and Switchfoot was playing. I was writing:

"...responsible for the aforementioned-"

aforementioned? There's no way my teacher is ever going to believe a senior in high school chose that word-chose that word and knew what it meant...

"...responsible for these-"

these? Now I sound like a third grader.

Great! She'll love it!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

out of context

Taking things out of context is not good. Everyone knows that, right? I'm not the only one?

Apparently, changing quotes to make them say what you want them to say is fine.

"Manipulating is different from lying," says Mrs. A, my English teacher, on the subject of our research paper.

Well, then, what is it?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

sunshine, won't you be my mother?

The worst part about getting an new book-yes, there is actually a worst part-is when you have to stop reading it but have no bookmark. You started it in excitement without thinking about stoping, so naturally, you didn't think of something to hold your place.

During my summer vacation, there was this lovely time during the day when I took a book outside and sat down to read. Unfortunately, I had to stop, and of course I didn't bring a bookmark. But, oh look, there's a tree. Yes, I'll just take this one leaf, if you don't mind.

I've had the leaf pressed in many different pages in many different books. But it has gotten to the point of cracking and crumpling. And then there are these little pieces of leaf on my carpet and on my desk. And sometimes they get in the space between the pages where they stick there because your finger doesn't fit. So you shake the book frantically and get frustrated when you get part of it out but then it breaks. Yes, I have plenty of experience with this, why do you ask? ;)

Well, I've had enough of the book-shaking and have decided this cracking and crumpling has got to stop. It served me well, and I even got complimented on being creative when someone spotted the leaf. I had to take a picture of it before I let it go however, but then I put it in the palm of my hand and crushed it-never again would it torment me inbetween pages.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

books read in october (and one in november)

Life is crazy. Let me tell you that. And although it looks like my life is at a standstill due to the dry content of this blog the last month, it surely isn't. I've learned a lot the last couple weeks, and things are sifting through my muddled brain more clearly. And I have many, many plans. But first of all, let me report on my book life that you thought was dead(in no particular order):

-Water Keep by Scott Savage
4 out of 5 stars. This is where I fell in love with the story.

-Land Keep by Scott Savage
5 out of 5 stars. And this is where I can't wait until the next books come out!

-The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
4 out of 5 stars. It took awhile to get into it, but the end justified the beginning.

-One False Note by Gordon Korman
2 out of 5 stars. I was very dissapointed with this one, but I am told that the furthur the series goes, the better it gets... hopefully.

-The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
3 out of 5 stars. Remember this book? Well, I say its a much better version of it. A much better version.

-A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle
5 out of 5 stars. Definitely a re-read. And definitely one that requires time to just. think.

Well, that sums up my books:) And as the texters say, ttyl.

and this song has been stuck in my head all day.