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Innovation Project H.O.W.

Over the past couple of years of my school education, I have come to realize that I learn and understand concepts much better when I can see them, so instead of writing about what my innovation project was and what I accomplished over my Sophomore year of high school with it, I decided to create a video.

Tori Kadulski (my partner) and I drove down to the beach and shot most of the footage there. It’s kind of a funny story because since the Wetands & Wildlife Care Center (the place I volunteer at) takes care of squirrels I thought it might be funny to try and video tape some of them. We went to squirrel park and spent about thirty minutes trying to track them down, but every time we were close they scurried back down their burrows.

Then, we went back to my house and recorded the voice overs about what did or did not happen with our project over the year.

Tori didn’t really know how to edit videos so I edited and composed the video which actually turned out better than I had planned it to.

Enjoy (:

 

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Sunshine

Well today was not so fun because it consisted of another boring day at school followed by more hours of boring at my house where I slaved doing homework until now. I needed a break and so here we are.

You might be wondering “why in the h-e-double-hockey-stick is this girl’s blog post titled Sunshine if she’s just going to rant about her day,” well good question. I really like irony and I kind of just wanted to mess with your head. (; I’m working off of two hours of sleep so sorry if this post seems a little wacko.

On the bright side, although this year will test my limits, for now I have a positive outlook on how it will turn out. Bigger and brighter things are to come, as well as more homework, more failure, and lots of rough times, but hey that’s life my friend.

Can I tell you a story?

Okay so once there was this time in the eighth grade when I had a sleepover at my friend, Cora’s, house. It was a typical night and we were going to sleep outside in her family’s RV like usual. Then, someone suggested that we use Cora’s toilet papering stash and TP this guy’s house that we all knew who lived down the street.

This was when the night started to get interesting. We got all decked out in black clothes and put together separate bags of the miscellaneous TP materials: confetti, ripped up bits of toilet paper, cotton swabs, tooth picks, etc.

A little while later, all was well as we each decorated the boy’s yard with our masterpiece. Two seconds later, we hear the front door opening, the lights turning on, and then a very deep-voiced, enraged male came booming out onto the lawn.

We all ran like our lives depended on it and hid in different spots down the street, trying not to lead the boy’s dad back to Cora’s house.

–Brief pause– Have I ever told you guys how unlucky I am? No? Well, you’re about to find out..

–Un-pause– My heart was racing like a humming bird’s wings and I could have sworn my breathing was loud enough to let anyone know where I was regardless of their distance from my location.

We could all hear the boy’s dad walking down the street searching for us. I had never been as scared in my entire life as I was in that moment. My left leg was sore from crouching behind someone’s car so I figured I would quietly shift legs. Little did I know it was not the sound that I needed to worry about.

About a second later, the lights above the driveway that I was in illuminated my hiding place!!! Needless to say this was what my reaction was like…

That’s still not even the worst part. I. Peed. My. Pants. I PEED MY PANTS LIKE AN EIGHT YEAR OLD GIRL.

My friends died laughing once we all met up back at the RV. I wasn’t even wearing my own pants to boot. I had borrowed them from Cora.

—  SO how did you guys like my little story (: I’m not kidding when I say that actually happened. My friends still bring it up when we reminisce about the old, middle school days.

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.

Don Charisma


«To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.»

— Sir Winston Churchill


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Losing Something

mollygirl and me  I know I’m only a 16-almost 17- year-old girl, so yeah what do I know about losing something? And I’m not just talking about losing my eraser for the five billionth time or losing a favorite earring. I mean something really important, something that meant a lot to me. And yes, to answer that question, I have. Continue reading

Rocky

Edited rocky_1_19Over the past couple of days in my English class we watched a movie that you may or may not be familiar with called Rocky. Looking at some individual parts of the movie, I thought it was sort of weird and awkward, maybe that’s just me because the time period between when the movie was made and how my life is now are so completely different. But, there is a “but” for those of you who disagree with my opinion, taking in the movie’s lesson as a whole and looking at the big picture I thought it was a pretty cool, feel-good movie. I mean I didn’t quite understand the ending, which may have been because of my lack of sleep these past few weeks of school because of teachers cramming in projects and homework (that’s a whole other story) but after my teacher explained why the movie ended the way it did it made more sense to me. I can definitely relate to reaching that personal goal of “I made it all the way, it doesn’t matter that I wasn’t the best or that I didn’t win. I made it. I proved myself strong enough to tough it out.”

Music Diary

I already said this before but covers are sometimes just so much better than the original songs and this is one of those situations. My friend, Natalie, showed me this a few years ago and these girls are so talented! They’ve even been featured on news shows and have a song on iTunes. If you want to compare it to the original song I posted it below —>