Oh, Saturday

8:18 pm.

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Look, he likes it! πŸ™‚

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^^^This is what the average Saturday at my house looks like…The gang’s all here.

 

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So, I went to Target this afternoon/evening…and these are my finds! I was so lucky today…eight pennies, a quarter, and two curiosities: a bouncy ball and a blue-and-silver ring.

 

So…are you guys all enjoying your weekends, too? πŸ™‚

I’m Still Here!!

4:10 pm.

I am so sorry, everyone! I’ve been away for so long…it’s been three weeks! Augh!

Why was I gone?

Well, I had a week of second trimester final exam testing, then the first week of the third trimester, then a week and a half of spring break…I’ve been a busy(ish) bean.

What did I do over spring break, you may ask? Well…

1.) I went to the public library for the first time in about three hundred years. (Really. It’s been a long time.)

2.) I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part II in the historic theatre downtown. It was so great! (Only thing: Harry was supposed to fix his phoenix feather wand with the Elder Wand, then put the Elder Wand in the Headmaster’s office. Not break it and throw it in the ravine! Hel-LO!) Β (<–see that? That was a rant. πŸ™‚ )

3.) I travelled downstate to Grand Rapids, where we spent time with my grandparents. We went to an antique mall, where I bought these guys:

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I got this SuperCool pen holder. It has pennies in it! REal, live 1979 pennies! Ten of them! How rad is that?

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Here it is again, because it’s so great!

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This book was published in 1879! It’s in great shape, plus it was only 2.5$–how could I resist?

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Another spoon for my collection!

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And, I got this beast of an insulator! Really, it’s huge, and weighs…well…a lot!

 

4.) I went to see the big Titanic exhibit in the Grand Rapids museum! I apologise for lack of pictures of it–there was no photography allowed. Nevertheless, I loved it! I don’t know if any of you know about it, but it is a big exhibit with a ton of real artifacts. There were rooms set up; there was even a faux iceberg! It was cold and wet like the real thing!

Also, every visitor receives a “Boarding Pass” at the beginning of the exhibit, with an actual person on it, who was on the Titanic. At the end, there is a memorial wall, where you can look to see if the person on your ticket lived or died…how thrilling! MY person was Mrs. Peter Joseph (Catherine Rizk). She survived, along with her two children and her friend! Which is pretty cool, considering 68 percent of the people aboard perished. Including the person my grandfather got–his person was Isodor Strauss, who was the owner of Macy’s (the store).

So yeah, I had a great time…I even bought a t-shirt!

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Also during break, I did a reading binge–I read ten whole books! I was at it voraciously, as I hadn’t had the time to read a book since November! Which, by the way, is very out of character for me; I usually read all the time; however, with all my reading for AP World History class, I haven’t had much of an appetite (or time!) for reading recently.

I don’t know if I’ve actually mentioned this here on my blog, but I am on a Penny Project right now. It’s really rather an ongoing effort. I work my way up to 1000 pennies, and then use the Bean Counter (as my mom and I refer to it…really, it’s the put-your-change-in-and-then-redeem-your-money machine thingy) at the bank for ten dollars. I last did that on the third of January this year. Right now, though, I already have 586 pennies in my “Pennies On1y!” Jar. I am more than half-way! Whoo hoo!

You know what else I’m halfway through? My current journal. It’s volume three; I’ve been journalling since New Year’s Eve, 2010. I’m pretty proud of myself: volume II took eleven months to fill, and I only started volume III in February! Given, it was a journal I had made myself, so the pages are unlined (resulting in fluctuating handwriting size). However, I’m still rather pleased with myself. I recently purchased (yes, I’m a compulsive journal buyer, whether I need one or not; I just can;t help myself! πŸ™‚ ) a journal that I want to be my journal during this summer, and I might make it in time.

You know what else else? I’m rambling. Haha, sorry, I just have so much to say! It’s all spilling out.

Plus also, I should probably get to working on my pre-calculus homework…yesterday I didn’t understand Synthetic Division, so I hated math and the world. However, I get it now, so math is fine and the world is so sunny! πŸ˜€

Well, I’m off! Don’t worry, I will be posting much more frequently now. I’m in the home stretch of the school year, and I can feel spring coming on…also, I’m back in the groove of blogging now.

Goodbye!

Kooky Week…Hm…”Kooky”…

2:42 pm.

This week for me had been, as aforementioned, Kooky.

Monday was a normal-schedule school day. Tuesday, though, was the ACT testing for the juniors, so the rest of us were scheduled to waste our time doing pointless things. Fortunately, due to a combination of a sore throat and an understanding mother, I was able to stay home.

Wednesday, I had to go to school. This is because it was the day the sophomores (me) were to take the PLAN test, which is the pre-ACT. It wasn’t anything too strenuous; after all, we’ve been taking pre-ACT tests since middle school. So, I took the test in the morning, ate lunch, sat in a room doing absolutely nothing for an hour, and then my mother came to pick me up because of my…er…sore throat. πŸ™‚

Thursday, though, my throat was very sore, my voice sounded terrible, and I was not feeling well at all. So, I stayed home. It was a nice time, just being at home with my mother.

And today’s Friday….my throat is still sore, but I came to school because it was a normal-school-schedule again. WE ate pancakes in my third class. That was lovely.

Oh! Here’s some photography of mine…nothing new, but I feel as though thi post requires more than a run-down of my on-and-off week.

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pencil.

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To be revisited.

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Front of the refridgerator.

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Self-portrait.

 

Have a lovely weekend, all!

What Did I Do Today?

8:32 pm.

Ah, another snow day today! That’s the eighth one this trimester…which is practically unheard of!

So, you may ask, what did I do on my day off? Well…

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A batch of chocolate chip cookies made this morning, nearly half gone already.

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Rainbow-painted fingernails.

 

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I got a little crazy with the fake tatoos…

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And, let’s not forget the one next to my belly button! πŸ™‚

 

Hope you guys had a good day…I did!

I Have No Title for This. My Apologies.

6:01 pm.

My oh my, I have been so ridiculously busy this week! mostly with schoolwork. I had three photography assignments, a timed essay for AP world History, an entire chapter for History, a trigonometry/pre-calculus test to study for, and the list goes on. Thankfully, this weekend I have not much to do as far as schoolwork goes, so I managed to make a bag. It’s almost finished, I just need a strap for it. Here’s a picture:

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I’m rather pleased with how it turned out. I needed a simple bag, smaller than my other ones…and, since I had the time, why not make my own?

You know what’s funny? I can hear my cat, Noodle, snoring in his sleep. Does anyone else have a cat that snores? It makes Noodle seem quite silly.

Also, the trees outside looked lovely this morning:

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Land Fish

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You know what I love about looking through my mom’s old stuff? Finding random, fun stuff.

Like this photo.

I just scanned this onto the computer (ah, such wonders of technology!). That is a fish, in my mom’s backyard. I don’t know the story behind it, and my mom doesn’t remember. But, it is funny. I laughed when I saw it, and I asked my mom if I could have it. She gave it to me.

In case you can’t tell (or missed it when I said it before), that’s a large fish, lying in the grass (“I caught you a delicious bass”…gotta love Napoleon Dynamite). The shadow is most likely my grandfather, taking the picture. The dog’s name was Odie; she and her brother had just found it, but my grandmother made them get rid of it.

So, yeah. A fish.

I just wanted to share this obscure photo with you guys. It’s a little over thirty years old–in the bottom corner, it reads “NOV 82”.

So, hope you enjoyed this photo. I did πŸ™‚

Oh, Hello There.

7:50 pm.
Oh, hello there. How are you all today? I’m rather well. We had a snow day today–for any of those unfamiliar with the term, a snow day is when the Higher Ups decide that the winter weather is too Treacherous to have school. And, as always, a snow day on a Monday, thus lengthening the weekend is much welcomed. πŸ˜‰
Yes, I know I’ve been away for a while…my apologies for that. But, wanna see something funny? Oh, sure you do! Here:

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This is how cats get cozy–snuggled up against a Barbie doll. Oh, Noodle, you silly bean you.
Have a great week, all. πŸ™‚