Saturday, November 19, 2011

christmas music

Yesterday during Drawing we put the Christmas music station on. Then a few of the girls in my class started talking about how much they LOVE Christmas and how happy Christmas music makes them. Turns out,  it makes everybody happy because soon everybody was singing along and dancing to "Jingle Bell Rock", "Frosty the Snowman" and lots of other songs. It was an awesome class.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

"agressively amazing"

Today in my physical science class we were presenting our simple machines. There were dog food, fruit snack, and water dispensers, a banana guillotine, and the "box o' fun" (no, not of). Anyways, finally we got to the "almond launcher" which, as stated in the name, launched almonds. Except it didn't really work that great while the group of two girls were giving their presentation. And when it finally did start working, one of the guys in my class just happened to be standing in front of it and the teacher didn't see it. So then the class started to make fun of it. Somebody asked, "Why does it say 'Bear Paw' on it?" (it was made out of an old shoe box). One of the girls presenting replied, "Because it's so agressively amazing!". It made me laugh

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

milk dud instrumental

Last week before gym, one of my friends was eating her way through a box of milk duds. Then she put it up to her face and blew into it, making a sound like a kazoo. While she did that, she tapped on the side like a drum and did this weird squeaking thing she can do. It was super cool and at the end she tipped the last one into her mouth and did a mini bow. Made my day. =)

Thursday, November 10, 2011


  Today at school I watched a movie/informational video on the history of the Catholic Church in Minnesota. At the very beginning, the narrator guy was walking through a graveyard talking about the Church's founders. I don't think anybody was paying attention (it was a religious informational video) until the narrator said, "Well, we'd love to ask them (founders) about it, but the problem is, they're all dead!" after which nobody in the class could stop laughing.


While I was researching my family history last week, I found out that my great great great grandpa literally dug his own grave. He worked as a gravedigger at the cemetery right before he died and well, . . . yeah. It made me laugh because usually that phrase is only used a metaphor. =)

Monday, November 7, 2011

self portrait

Today in Drawing I started my self portrait. . .  it's not going to well. Everyone's like, "Bandit that looks JUST like you! When in reality, the creepy eyes and pig nose I've drawn bear no resemblance to my face. At least the teacher hasn't told me mine looks scary yet. . .  (Yes, some people have actually gotten this comment from her). Not excited for Drawing tomorrow. . .

Friday, November 4, 2011

I'M weird?

So yesterday when I walked into class and there were not tables. Instead, the chairs were all lined up aroung the edge of the classroom to make a giant circle. So I said, "Wow, this is weird". Then my teacher shouts, "NO YOU'RE WEIRD!!!". Yeah my english teacher pretty much just insulted me. The two other teachers in the room were practically falling off of their chairs laughing at me, saying things like, "Oh that was totally uncalled for, hahahaha!!!" and "That's hilarious!!". All 3 of my teachers were laughing at me just because I made a comment on the classroom setup. Jerks.

Friday, October 28, 2011


According to one of my friends at school, bananas will become extinct in the next 10 years due to this mysterious tree disease in Asia. She even '' double checked it with her super-smart older brother and her cousin". She tells this to everybody, and also that they should treasure and /or save their bananas. She also says that she's going to start a banana stockpile. 

I told her that she's crazy because, even if, by some odd chance, bananas go extinct, scientists will create some banana hybrid or whatever. 

Nobody believes her. So far, I'm winning. =)

Monday, October 24, 2011

some random/fun/awesome facts

  1. President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute. 
  2. The numbers '172' can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
  3. The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million. 
  4. The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly
  5. The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want. 
  6. American car horns beep in the tone of F. 
  7. There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. The kangaroo population is estimated at about 40 million. 
  8. The word "nerd" was first coined by Dr. Seuss in "If I Ran the Zoo."       
  9. In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.  
  10. On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonalds BigMac bun

Sunday, October 23, 2011

the lady in the lake

On the drive back from my cabin we passed the lady in the lake like we do every time. The lady in the lake is a mannequin who wears a bikini year-round while it sits in the middle of a pond off the side of the highway in a floating lawn chair. It looks like she's been struck by lightning- her messy white hair sticks out in every direction. She makes me laugh whenever we drive by. =)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

sorry about your lunch

In Spanish one day, somebody from another class had left their lunch in the room. When the teacher walked in, she asked whose lunch it was. Since none of us knew, she asked who wanted his (or her's) brownie. She proceeded to give away the brownie, a nature valley bar, two ham and cheese sandwiches, and a bag of grapes to my classmates. Nobody complained about being hungry that class. Thank you, mystery person, for your lunch.

Friday, October 14, 2011


Today during science my class played jeopardy in order to study for our test, the score was -50 to -30 to -90 (we were divided into 3 groups) . My group was wining because we almost never tried to answer any questions. The score in the end? 0 to 0 to 230. (The final jeopardy was a lifesaver.  Needless to say, I'm going to have to study more.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Last week during spanish class, some guys were looking up anti-jokes on their ipads. Some of them were laughing so hard their faces turned pink and one girl actually fell off of her chair laughing. I don't really get them . . . but oh well, here some are.

What's green and has wheels?
Grass. I lied about the wheels.
What's red and smells like blue paint?
Red paint.

What did one lawyer say to the other?
Hey! We're both lawyers!

What do an eagle and a mole have in common?
They both live underground. Except for the eagle.

What did Batman say to Robin before they got into the car?
Get in the car.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


At soccer practice the other day, one of the girls on my team told my coach that he had Justin Bieber hair. What did he say? "I don't have Justin Bieber hair. Justin Bieber has my hair". Made my day.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Dear whoever voted ''awesome'' on the ''I can't snap post":
. . . . . . 
Why? How? WHAT???
How is that awesome??

just curious

Sunday, September 25, 2011


I can snap now!


Thursday, September 22, 2011


Banging your head against a wall can burn up to 150 calories per hour.
Who would've guessed?


So today during school one of the teachers played the Party Rock Anthem music video on the projector screen. After a minute or so, the whole thing turned into an all-out dance party. Everybody was up and dancing, even the teachers. It was super funny because everybody, teachers included, was trying to shuffle, but only one guy could do it. Made my day. =)

Every day I'm shuffling.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I can't snap. And I'm pretty much the only person I know who can't. I try and try, but it never works. I ask my friends if they can show me how and they say "you just go like this! *snap*". But they never show me what ''this'' is. My five-year-old sister can snap, but I can't. It's really sad.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Laffy Taffy Jokes

You know the lame little jokes on the back of Laffy Taffy wrappers? My science teacher knows the answer to almost every one of them. During class, if you lead prayer, hand out papers, or sometimes answer a question right, he'll give you one. So far this year, he';s only missed two or three. 
"Why did the chicken cross the playground?" 
"To get to the other slide"
"What is a parasite?"
"A sight you see in Paris"
"What did the noodles say to the butter?"
"Don't butter me up"
"Which garden is the biggest?"
"Flash Garden".

It's really weird.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Today while at was at soccer practice, there was another team using the other half of the field. While we were doing a drill, one of them starts singing, "Narwhal, Narwhal, swimming in the ocean, making a commotion, cuz they are so awesome. . .". It made me laugh.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


So a few days ago at school, me and my group of 5 other people had to make a human scultpure that represented service. So decided to have 4 people pick up one person (as if carrying him to the ambulance), and another driving the ambulance. We asked the teacher to come out in the hall so that we could show her. She laughed and said, "That's great! It'd also be really funny if somebody shouted out, 'Hey who knows the number for 911!". None of us got the joke right away. Did u catch it? Haha.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

awww poor dog

I feel so bad for the dog! Ouch!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

dance party?

Today at school when I walked into class the speakers were playing Just Dance by Lady Gaga. My teachers were all in the middle of the room dancing. One was doing the robot, and another the disco. When me and some other people walked in, they said, "We're having a dance party, so start dancing!" Nobody did. Then one said, "Oh my I might have to start handing out detentions of you guys aren't dancing. Then there was some dancing. We weren't allowed to sit, because, apparently, you're not allowed to at a dance party. It was really weird. But funny. Like yesterday, when they said that they had to "take a break" and all started singing The Sound of Music's Do Re Mi and harmonizing while we all clapped in unison. "Do. A deer. A female deer. Re. A drop of golden sun . . .". It's a pretty great class. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

hair flip

Once when we were on a boat ride me and my sister were sitting in the back. My sister had her hair down and the wind was blowing it behing her, so she pretended to be a hair product/ shampoo model. Then she said "When I was younger i used to think that you could get your hair softer and prettier by just flipping it like they do in the shampoo commercials so i would flip my hair allthe time". It made me laugh and explained alot too. I guess that's why she used to always flip her hair.  :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

secret santa quote

Quote: "One way I've found to cut back on my yuletide gift spending is by adopting a little holiday tradition known as the Secret Santa. Here's how it works. Rather than buy a gift for each and every member of your family, you simply drop your names into a hat, then fake your own deaths and move to Brazil. A less extreme version involves drawing a name from the hat and buying a gift for that person. To make things more interesting, the name you draw is kept secret. To make things even more exciting, the hat is filled with fierce, biting ants".

- A Whole Nother Story, Dr. Cuthbert Suop

Sunday, August 14, 2011

angry birds

A few weeks ago at my cabin, I was painting rocks to look like different animal skins (zebra, cow, fish, giraffe, bird. . .".  Then I found round rock that somebody had painted red. So I turned it into an angry bird by adding eyes, beak, eyebrows (yes, it makes a difference), and feathers. Then I made the blue, yellow, green, and black birds. In my opinion, they were really cool. Then my dad said, "Lets play a game where we throw them at people." then pretended to throw the red bird. Great idea dad! Let's all throw rocks at each other!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

ummm seedless?

So today i was wondering 
about seedless watermelon.
How on earth does that work?


For my health class, I had to do a powerpoint presentation on stress. I started google imaging "stress" to find pictures for my project. This is one of the pictures that cane up. Stress? I don't think so.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

hello, tree

Today we had to introduce our trees to partners we were given. I introduced Steve and was introduced to a very nice tree named twig. Then we had to run 3 laps around our tree, do 10 jumping jacks (It is a health class, after all) then count the number of ants crawling on them. I can't say counting the number of ants on trees is something I plan on doing again.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Today I went to a summer health class I have to take for school. As as group, we went on a walk. When we got to a park, the teachers told us to pick out a tree. Then name it. So I found a tree and named it Steve, because, it just looked like a Steve. One person named their's Brian Fantana, because, apparently, it's a sassy and awesome name for a tree. Others included Bob, Snapple, and Rowanda. Then, as if that wasn't enough, we had to compose a poem about our tree. Snapple's was "My tree's name is snapple. It doesn't have apples".  The person who had Rowanda said she was too beautiful to be described with words. I'm not a poet so I did not write a poem about Steve.

Friday, August 5, 2011


Today I was eating dinner with my sisters and cousin. Then, while pouring himself
a glass a milk, he said, '' I'm so good at pouring milk I could be a bartender.''
Yep, a ten-year-old-milk-pouring bartender.

*postin from my kindle,can't figure out how to change color and font. : (

Monday, August 1, 2011


Today I had to go to the doctor's office to get a physical (=P). Anyways, while I was waiting, I was listening to the receptionists. They were all talking about lemonade. "I had this really good  lemonade yesterday. . ." "You know that canned lemonade you gave me yesterday? Do you remember where you bought it? Because it was really yummy and tasted fresh-squeezed." The normally-silent waiting room was loud with the receptionist's talk about lemonade for more than five minuets. For some reason, it made me laugh.

Friday, July 29, 2011


Today I was looking at my sister's toothpaste, and noticed that it
always has perfect red, white and blue stripes in it. How does 
that work? How do the lines stay straight? How/Why are there
stripes at all? I don't get it.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

child pick-pocket

Today at a swim meet I was talking to other people on my team. One guy told me that apparently, there was a 5-year-old pick-pocketing child wandering around. So I'm like umm. . . okay, because, a) I don't think there usually is a lot of pick-pocketing going on and b) the kid is 5 and c) it's a swim meet. He was telling me how the kid would sometimes go up to adults and say hi. They would ask if she was lost or needed help, and the kid said "I'm fine. But can I see your wallet?". Creepy.

Monday, July 25, 2011

no-rules soccer

Today at soccer practice we played 1 v. 1 no-rules soccer. There are no rules, except that you can't intentionally hurt anybody. Our coach had two girls give a demonstration. One picked up the ball (with her hands) and ran. The other chased her, jumped on top of her, and tackled her on the ground for the ball. I did it with one of my friends. She bit me. I think I like soccer with rules better.

Friday, July 22, 2011


Today I saw 3 shoes on the side of the road. And I was wondering, how on earth does one shoe end up on the highway? I mean, usually they're on your feet and can't fall off, and nobody just walks along the side of the highway. So how does one flip flop end up on the side of the road? Do people, like, hold it out their window and accidently drop it? How? Why?!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Last time I was at my cabin, we roasted marshmallows to make smores. On the bag that the marshmallows came in there was a warning that said, ''CAUTION: Marshmallows are flammable". Thanks for the reminder, marshmallow company.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Today I was in the pool with my younger sister. She bobbed underwater then came right back up. I asked her what she was doing and she giggled and said "I licked you!". For some reason, I didn't feel it. She kept doing it because she thought it was super funny. This isn't the first time this has happened at swim practice last winter, I didn't feel one of my friends licking me until I saw her doing it. Why do people lick me and why don't I feel it???

Friday, July 15, 2011


Today I was in the car with my friend and her mom. My friend said "The parking lot smelled really bad, like rotten chinese food. Probably the  Lee Ann Chins." Her mom said "Don't be a dummy it's Chin, not Chins. Nobody has more than one chin." My friend simply says, "How would you know?". Her mom didn't argue.


A few days ago, I was trying to make my sister an omelet for lunch. So mixed the eggs and milk, sprayed the pan, started the stove, and poured the eggs in. But I must have done something wrong, because I soon as I poured in the eggs, they turned brown and caught on fire around the edges. Not even my dog would eat it. Woops.


Yesterday I had a swimmeet. For 2 1/2 hours. Outside. In the rain. It was freezing. My towels were soaked through and I was so cold that the pool felt like a hot tub. So I told my coach that I was going to die of hypothermia. He laughed. I still can't can't figure out how my turning into an icecicle is that funny. . . oh well.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Today my mom drove me and my friend to soccer practice in her convertible. My friend was silently looking out the window. Then suddenly shouts out, "OH MY GOSH BANDIT WE CAN BE LIKE REBECCA BLACK!". Then she sings "sitting in the front seat, chillin in the back seat. . .". And continued to sing "Friday" for the rest of the ride. * **

*If people say Friday is such a stupid and annoying song, how/& or why do they have the entire song memorized??? 

** Such an annoying song. . . drove me insane.


A few days ago, I went to Dairy Queen with a friend. After getting our ice cream, we realized we were $1 short. The lady at the register got all mad and said, "OK, you two are off the hook if you promise to bring me $1 before 6 o'clock. So we said okay, and came back 30 minuets later with a buck. She called everybody out of the kitchen to applaud us for our honesty. Never have I been so proud of doing the right thing.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

ummmmmm. . . blue. . .

I have been proven wrong. I googled ''blue raspberry",  and got a wikipedia page that said this:

"Blue raspberry flavor is a common flavoring for candy, snack foods, sweet syrups and soft drinks. The flavor originates from Rubus leucodermis, more commonly known as the "Whitebark Raspberry" or 'Blue Raspberry' for the dark red to blue-black color of its fruit.
Food products labeled as Blue Raspberry flavor often contain a bright blue food coloring (although this coloring is not accurate to the real-life color of the fruit)."

blue raspberry

It doesn't make sense. There is not such thing as 'blue raspberries' (at least not that I know of) and they don't even taste like raspberry (not that anything tastes like it's intended flavor). Why? It's blue. . . and tastes like. . . candy? Sugar? Who even came up with it anyways???

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Sorry the last post will make sense tomorrow at 12:00. . . had some scheduling issues. . . woops.


So the other night I went out for pizza with my family. On the menu, I noticed that they served Hawaiian pizza. Then you know how they list the ingredients and stuff? Well, there's Canadian  bacon in the Hawaiian pizza. How does that work? Why is it called Hawaiian pizza if there's Canadian stuff in it? It doesn't make sense.


On the Fourth of July, I had what I thought was a very American moment. I was on a boat (my family was in a boat parade), holding an american flag (which my grandma insisted must be held high) and eating potato chips while bald eagle flew overhead.

Monday, July 4, 2011



Friday, July 1, 2011


While I was writing the boogly bok post, I google imaged 'chicken' for a picture. All I got was cooked chickens. For the first, like, 5 pages. In ten pages, there were about 5 actual photographs of chickens. So I tried searching 'living chicken'. Again, none of those chickens were 'living'. Not all chickens are cooked!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

high power rinse

Today me and my mom went through a car wash in my mom's convertible. Yes, the top was up (duh), but even then we got wet, because there were cracks between the windows and top. So when it went through the 'high power rinse cycle' it was like I'd just walked through a sprinkler. Wet. But it was kinda funny.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


When I volunteered at Vacation Bible School, we went on field trips every afternoon. On our way back from the zoo one day, me and my friend sat with a cute little girl (7-8 years old) who absolutely loved my friend. Anyways, my friend was doing her chicken impression for the girl (bok, bok, bok). Then the little girl says, "boogly boogly bok!". We both asked her what that was. She told us it was an alien chicken. Because aliens say 'boogly boogly' and chickens say 'bok'.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Yesterday at me and two friends were in line for a Tilt-a-Whirl. Waiting behind us in line was a little boy (probably about 5 or 6) and his mom. The mom asked, "So honey what does this one do?". The boy just said "It tilts and whirls". Very discriptive kid.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


So today I googled awesome quotes. 
"An expert is a man who tells you a simple thing in a confused way in such a fashion as to make you think the confusion is your own fault". 
I guess whoever said this was an expert.


Today, my sister asked me what my real name was.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

watching u

So, at Vacation Bible School, there is a lot of singing. One of the songs sounds like it came out of a scary movie, or  a Scooby Doo chase scene. "God is watching watching over you. 24/7 watching over you. Your life is in His hands, He's got great big plans because He's watching over you". Even though I know the song and God have good intentions, it still sounds creepy. When we sing this song, my friend pretends to make claws with her hands and make a creepy face, to try and suit the mood. Creepy, but it's one of the few songs all the kids sing along to.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

snow white

A while ago me and my sister were talking about skiing and snowboarding (skiing's better). Anyways, we were talking and she goes, "You know that guy. . . what's his name. . . oh yeah Snow White? Yeah well he has his own half pipe!". So I said, "You mean Shaun White?". It took me a while to stop laughing.


Today, after volunteering at Vacation Bible School, my and my friend waited outside for my mom to pick us up. While splashing in puddles, she tells me how great it is to be immature again (We'd been watching little kids all day). I agree. And now my shoes are soaked.


Why is 'w' called a 'w'. To me, it looks more like a double-v. uu-i guess if u connected 2 u it might look a little like a w. . . . but still.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Quote: "Whoever said 'Nothing is impossible' never tried slamming a revolving door."

Friday, June 17, 2011


A few days ago I was watching Extreme Couponing. These people are OBSESSED. True, they save lots of money, but they have stockpiles of food and other stuff that take up a whole room, their whole basement, and even sometimes their whole house (one mother kept the paper towels under her 5-yr-old daughters bed). One lady allowed close friends to go shopping in her basement. One said that losing her stockpile would be like losing a member of her family. Some spend 60 HOURS a week preparing for their shopping trips. These people are insane.


Last night I went to a volunteer training session for Vacation Bible School. As volunteers, we all wear matching t-shirts. So, the people running it decided that since the theme is "Panda Mania". They would make us look like pandas. I'm just praying they don't make us wear ears. . .


So today I was thinking about oranges (very creative name). Ok, so if oranges are called "oranges" because they are orange, why aren't apples called "reds" and bananas called "yellows"? My first answers was "because that would sound weird", but oranges must have sounded weird before everybody had heard of them. Why?

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Dear spam emails that keep showing up in my Inbox:
No, I have not had recent knee surgery, therefor I don't need to contact a Knee Replacement Lawsuit Center. In fact, I don't need to contact any law office or attorney for any reason. I don't want a "DIRECTV Limited Time Offer!", a walk-in tub or a "free" trip to Las Vegas. My teeth are fine and I don't need a new dentist. I'm not old enough to drive a car, so that rules out insurance and cars. No, I don't need a personal assistant to help with any mental heath problems I don't actually have. And no, I'm not going to give you my nonexistent credit card number. I'm good.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


So yesterday I had the hiccups and was looking up possible cures. . .
  • Don't do anything: just wait for the next hiccup
  • Tell yourself "I'm not going to hiccup again"
  • Hyperventilate
  • Sing loud and with heart
  • Put your head on the ground and hold your breath for 10 seconds
  • Swallow 3-6 times without breathing inbetween
  • Say "Pineapple"
  • Repeatedly tell yourself "I am not a fish"
  • Rub your earlobe
  • Jump out of a plane
  • Breath into and out of a paper bag
  • Drink dill pickle juice
  • Eat a marshmallow
  • Do three cartwheels with a jolly rancher in your mouth
Well, I know I'm going to jump out of a plane the next time I have the hiccups (even though it might eliminate my ability to breathe along with my hiccups). But, whatever. I seriously doubt many of these will get rid of my hiccups, it's worth a shot. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Yesterday, me, my friend, and my sisters and their friends were watching a parade. A float representing the Science Museum and the King Tut exhibit there was going by. My younger sister yelled "GIVE ME KING TUT!".  So I asked her why on earth the museum would ever give an 8-yr-old kid King Tut, when even they don't have the actual body (It never leaves Egypt). She simply said "Because I'm awesome", and continued to yell. Apparently, she wasn't  awesome enough.

Monday, June 6, 2011


A while ago, two girls that go to my school were telling me about what had happened to them over the weekend. The two of them were walking down the street, and on the other side walked two kids, a baby and little girl with their mom. One of the girls (not the little ones), pointed across the street at the mother and two kids and shouted "BABY!". The mother told her daughter to get in the car, quick.

Saturday, June 4, 2011


In school (which is out now =D) we have "kinder buddies",  kinders who we play and spend time with throughout the year. Last week, we were playing together on the playground, and the teachers gave us cookies for a snack. My cute little buddy went to the monkey bars and did them backwards, with a cookie in her mouth (as not to drop it). She is a skilled little 6 year old.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

optical ilusion

I love optical illusions. Here's one. It's so weird to know that it's not actually moving- your brain just isn't focusing. Like, if you focus on a certain spot, it stops "moving". Really cool.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

weird words

Yesterday I was looking up weird words. . . .
 I didn't know there were words for some of these things.

  • Tyrotoxism - to be poisoned by cheese
  • Nudiustertian - The day before yesterday
  • Turophile - a connoisseur of cheese; a cheese fancier

  • Gribble - a small marine isopod crustacean that destroys submerged timber. 
  • Pelf - money, riches
  • Frittle - a temporary mark on the skin caused by the impression of a textured surface
  • Ort - a morsel left at a meal: scrap
  • Gormless - lacking intelligence: stupid 


So today at school, for the final lit project, we were divided into groups and had to each perform a scene from Romeo and Juliet. (=P). Anyways, each group had to pick a theme. Some people chose normal ones, like modern-day, or the 50/60s, or a beach (my group) but some groups chose weirder ones, like the Lion King (they made lion suits out of construction paper), Italian mobsters ( they all wore suits, trench coats, and carried baseball bats), and Cave people (made huge bones and clubs out of paper mache). Themes were fun, but I hated acting. 

Thursday, May 26, 2011


This video made me laugh when we watched it in Social Studies today. . . yeah. This kid has seriously quick mood changes.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

cooties + fire

Today at school, we had to make a list of things we've learned, one for each grade, K-8. So I filled mine up with random things like, "To Read" "Multiplication" "That procrastinating is bad". Other people wrote weird things like "Not to eat the yellow snow" and "How to draw a manatee". One guy at my table said "I need help. What did I learn in 1st and 8th Grade?! Wait! I got it! That girls don't have cooties!". In. . .  1st. . . I. . . learned. . . that. . . girls . . . don't. . .have. . . wait! How do you spell 'cooties'?" I told him. He said, "In. . . 8th. . .grade. . .I. . .learned. . . how . . .to . . .spell. . . cooties.". Overhearing our conversation, a guy at the table next to us said, "Yeah? Well in Kindergarten I learned that you don't catch on fire when you touch a girl". I congratulated him on his discovery.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


On the side of my house there's a ladder. I really don't know why it's there, but it is, just leaning against the the wall. Anyways, the other day, my younger sister was climbing it. I told her to get off of it because it wasn't unfolded all the way or stable, and she could fall. She said "It's fine! It's just really wobbly!". Yeah. . . . a wobbly ladder. No problem there. . .

Sunday, May 22, 2011


So I really have nothing to post about. I had an idea for a post, but lost it. So, this is going to be a really boring post about the rainbow I saw today. Today, I saw a rainbow on my way home form soccer practice. That's it.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


So today a friend of mine was telling me about how last summer, she and some friends made posters with inspirational quotes on them that they hung up around the neigbhorhood. I asked for an example of one of their quotes. "I am a champion. And you are fat." Very inspirational isn't it?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


"An apple a day will keep anyone away, if thrown hard enough."

suction cups

Today in Science we learned about air pressure. By using suction cups to climb up the wall in the girl's bathroom.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


At the park today, I was pushing my younger sister on the swing. On the swing next to us was a kid about this same age being pushed by his mom. The two of them were discussing rules. After each listing some pretty basic ones, the little boy said "We're not allowed to stack fire hydrants for a science project". Well okaay. . . I guess that's not usually a good idea. . .


 So, six months ago, I read this post on One Man 1Million Ideas. (6 months ago because they haven't posted since). I kinda liked this one (1 of 2). Everybody walking around in capes. . .
"This idea i had a while ago. I shared it with my friends however I still think this could be a real money maker if done correctly.
Capes! plain and simple. What ever happened to them? nurses used to wear them.. they don't anymore. Imagine the world with people wearing capes. Running to catch the end of the pedestrian crossing light and the cape will fly up. I think it would make the world so much fun.
There are so many options. Winter capes, Summer Capes (towel version), Designer Capes. Uh, its endless. Not to mention DOG CAPES! now this is where i think it gets really financially viable. Dog Capes! the stuff that people spend on their dogs, dog clothes, dog shoes, dog sunglasses! why not dog capes. they would look extremely cute..."

Not crazy about the dog capes but still. . .


So, yesterday I had to play 2 soccer games for a soccer tournament. It was freezing and raining the whole time. Today, it's super sunny outside and warm. Why couldn't it have been like this yesterday? Fate hates me. 
Anyways, for science I have to keep a log of the weather in any city in the US. As I was looking up weird city names, I came across Burnt Corn, Alabama. Why would anybody name a a city "Burnt Corn"? Just curious. . .

Friday, May 13, 2011

a poem

Willie with a thirst for gore,
Nailed his sister to the door.
His mother said with humor quaint,
Careful Willie don't scratch the paint!


So, I found these cool markers. You know how toy lightsabers open up when you shake them? These markers do the same thing. You shake them and they expand out of this little tube into an almost-full-length marker. I was entertained all the way through English and Religion. : )

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


So, on the side bar, i have this "funny things to ponder" thing. One day, it said, "why is the alphabet in the order it's in?" and so I thought, duh, because that way it's in alphabetical order. Needless to say, I felt pretty stupid after that,  and now I'm really curious as to why the order of the alphabet is the way it is. . .

I have nothing to say, so here are some pictures. yeah. . .

Monday, May 9, 2011


Today I was easting a box of pink nerds and in it was one purple one.


So, today I tried the Splitz yogurt, you know, the kind that's supposed to taste like ice cream? Yeah, so in the commercial, kids chased after another because he had this awesome ice cream-flavored yogurt and there was ice cream truck music coming from it. The commercial lies. A) it tastes like yogurt, not ice cream. B) no music played when I tore off the lid.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


On the bottom of Zhu Zhu pets (the little toy hamsters on wheels) there are warning stickers. One reads: "CAUTION: To avoid entanglement, keep away from hair" (there are wheels on the bottom). I wonder if they found that out the hard way. . .

Saturday, May 7, 2011


In my neighborhood, there's a guy who rides his skateboard around, except he has his dog pull him. Seriously, he puts his dog on a leash and speeds down the street. Makes me laugh whenever I see him. =)

spanish song

In Spanish yesterday we learned a new song. It's a happy-banjo song featuring the excuses some guy made for not doing his spanish homework.
First my dog ate it,
Second my dog vomited,
Third my brother lost it,
Fourth my backpack disappeared,
Fifth my neigbhor died,
Sixth it's against my religion,
Seventh my car exploded,
Eighth I got sick and had to go to the doctor.
(in spainsh)
And that's why he couldn't do his spanish homework.
Wish my teacher would believe me when I said my car exploded. . .

Thursday, May 5, 2011


In Literature, we're acting out Romeo and Juliet. The person who was playing Mercutio realized that they had forgotten their book in their locker, so ha ran out into the hall to go get it. So, my teacher hates it when we forget stuff, and even more when we run out of her classroom without asking to go get whatever it is. So, once he's out the door, she tells the rest of us, "Ok, so when he comes back in the door, let's all hiss at him." He walks in the door, everybody hisses, he looks at all of us, and goes to the "stage".  She told us she should have us hiss at people more often. No way am I forgetting anything again.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

no fun

So, we have a long-term sub. in Religion class, and he wants us to do anything but have fun. For example, one day, after they had finished the worksheet we were assigned during class, two people started playing hangman. Our sub came over and said...
"Did you guys finish your worksheet?"
"Ok, then you should be working on other homework"
"But we don't have any. It's only second hour, and we didn't get any English homework"
"Then why don't you read ahead in Literature in Romeo and Juliet?"
"We've both already finished it"
"Why don't you re-read it"
"But we've already re-read it"
"Give me that paper, please" *takes paper, rips it, and throws it away*

See my point. He would rather have had them read Romeo and Juliet for a third time then quietly play hangman. He's taken books away from my and shredded my drawings, which i've worked hard on. It''s ridiculous.


Today I stayed after school with some other people to study for a math placement test. While we were there, my math teacher gave us all candy canes. I was sitting at a table with 3 other girls, and one blew the other from across the table. The girl who was blown at went "What the heck! Don't blow on me!" the girl who blew on her replied, "But it was a peppermint breeze!". She didn't argue anymore.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Yesterday, it was snowing. On the second day of May. That's no supposed to happen. Too cold for May.

Monday, May 2, 2011

bin Laden

So, as most people know, Osama bin Laden was killed yesterdaay. In spanish, we had to write phone-conversation skits, and for ours, my group did a ransom call. The person that the kidnapper is calling asks who he is, and he replies "Leonardo." and in the backround, the kid he kidnapped shouts "NO! It's not leonardo, it's Osama bin Laden! Help! Help! He's back!" (in spanish). Yep, bin Laden has risen from  the dead just to participate in our failure spanish skit.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

duck and cover!

In social studies, we were watching cold war atomic bomb emergency procedure videos. This one was my favorite. Burt the Turtle ducks and covers whenever he sees a flash (the first sign of an unwarned bomb. This video made me laugh because it said wherever you are, whatever you're doing, if you see a flash, duck and cover, so you don't get hurt. They have people diving off of couches, bikes, tractors, and against walls, to protect themselves. Just made me laugh. Yep, because laying on the ground will save you. Also, "Cover yourself with a newspaper to avoid getting badly burnt."...anybody else see the slight flaw in that plan...? Then, our teacher decided to have us do our own drill. He flashed the lights, and we all dove off of our chairs, under the tables, and ducked ad covered. In the next class, people were joking around, yelling "DUCK AND COVER!" and stuff like that. One girl was sitting on a table, then somebody must have said duck and cover, (i didn't hear it), but she somehow fell off of the table and ripped the project me and my group were working on, but she ended under the table, "safe" from the bomb. (long post, long video under).


Today my sister decorated an old pickle jar, laughed into it, and labeled it "bottle of happyness".
(no, I did no spell "happyness" wrong, that's how she spelled it).

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

thank you for not torturing us

So in math we learned about the Quadratic Formula and we watched all these versions of the formula put in to song. (yes, know this is a bit dorky) This one made me laugh, and I'm sooo glad our teacher doesn't torture us by making us sing and dance about math and put it on the internet. The second part of this video is better than the beginning.


Today in Social Studies we were talking about democracy, the free market economy, and communism, when somebody blurted out. "what if you were the most unsuccessful person in the world?" so we argued about this for about 5 minutes, and finally came to the conclusion that you can never be the most unsuccessful person because then you would have earned a title, which makes you successful. Since then we were completely off topic, people started yelling different random things, but when somebody shouted "We should all wear onesies to school!" It got all quiet. Our teacher said "umm. . . that would be really weird. And awkward. So, now back to. . . " "no we should wear footies PJs instead!"

We never finished the notes.

Monday, April 25, 2011

the past

So, today I spent about half an hour reading old posts. I don't even remember half of the stuff that I had written, laughed at the stupid things i had done, and forgot what I was really going to post about so. . . yeah. Now this is the post.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

egg hunt

Today I went over to my grandparent's house to celebrate Easter with my family. There we did an egg hunt. I didn't really feel like doing it, so I only grabbed my basket and the three eggs around it. Later I wished I had gotten more, because it was after the egg hunt that I learned there was a $1 bill in each one.

Friday, April 22, 2011

bunny mystery

So, lately I've been wondering why the Easter Bunny delivers eggs, because It makes no sense. So I googled it (well, google and yahoo answers), and here are some of my results:
  1. It began around the 14th century when central European governments began sending all the kings horses and all the kings men into the wild to execute all chickens. The Catholic church, scared to have a holiday absolved adopted the bunny because even if governments of the day tried to prosecute the bunny, bunnies are always fornicating like rabbits. So the tradition stuck and in 1599, the Easter Bunny was recognized officially by Royal Edict of the Italian Governor General, who was, at that time appointed by Queen Molly XVI of Poland, and Italy was a Polish proxy state.
  2. because both the bunny and the egg are symbols of fertility derived straight from the pagan feast in honor of the fertility goddess ishtar- the tradition of hiding and finding the eggs comes straight from the tradition of dipping eggs in the blood of babies sacrificed to Ishtar and hidingthem for siblings and family members to find-what floors me is that the modern church hosts these hunts and encourages our precious children to participate in this ritual derived from such brutal roots.
  3. chicken is too greasy
  4.  because chickens have enough to do during the year
  5. Well IDK? LOLL! Have a Happy Easter though!
  6. I'm glad it's a bunny. Chicken poop is much messier and smells worse than rabbit poop. Bunnies are cuter. Bunnies are smarter. Bunnies are just better than chickens in every way. 
  7. It's because somebody afraid from chickens. He can confront eggs much easy as chickens are too fast moving.
  8. The name Easter comes from “Eastre” an Anglo-Saxon pagan godess. Even the Chinese have the festival of Ching Ming where flowers and sweets are put on their ancestors graves!!
  9. The egg and the rabbit are symbols of springtime and rebirth!
  10. Both eggs and rabbits have to do with fertility. Spring festivals tend to be about fertility and rebirth. This is a tradition that is older than Christianity and was coopted by Christianity when it was becoming a popular religion. As a recent religion, Christianity was usually smart enough not to mess with the local celebrations but just adapt them a little bit. That made it easier for people to go along. From pagan religion, both the egg and the bunny are symbols of fertility. In the pagan religion, Easter was the "spring festival", celebrating fertility and requesting that the Gods give good crops. It makes sense that the rabbit and the egg would be symbols of spring festival.Easter is also a symbol of the Anglo-Saxon goddess, Eostre, as the holiday was originally named after. Easter is a relatively new adoption of spelling which was used, as said above, to help make the coexistence and/or transition of religions go much smoother.
I personally, don't really like the second story. . . and the fifth isn't very helpful, and some are just weird, but whatever. I still don't get it, but I'm going to go with #9
 (phew, long post)
(answers from yahoo answers and


In Literature, we're starting Romeo and Juliet. In class 2 days ago, we acted out the first scene. But before that, we were given plastic and foam swords and a 'shakespearian insult sheet', which included things like "You queasty, ill-mannered pantaloon!" and "You horrifying, pig-headed waterfly!", and had a massive sword and insult battle.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

el capitan

So, for school, I have to write a compare and contrast essay comparing two works of art, one, called "Drouth Stricken Area" a painting by Alexander Hogue, and the other, "El Capitan", a photograph by Ansel Adams. I was looking for a picture of "El Capitan", but was having trouble because Ansel Adams is known for his black and white photography, and this picture happens to be in color. So I narrow down my google image search to "full color only". The first picture to pop up? Black and White. Thank you, google images, for your help on my essay.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

american dream

Today I realized that the American Dream, just like writing a 3 page essay on it, is unachievable.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


So, I got back from the airport at 12:00 this morning, then was woken up at 9:15 because we had to go to an Easter Brunch with my cousins and grandparents. When I got there, I was asked to dress up as a cow again and dance with the little kid's band that was playing. I think I should have gotten paid more than the Easter Bunny because at least he didn't look "udderly ridiculous". 
("again" because  I did the same last April. See blog archives for last cow post.)


        I'm back from D.C! It was awesome, and we go to go so many places I don't even remember all of it. I went to the Shrine of the Immaculate, Ford's Theatre, Air and Space Museum, National Archives, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, inside the White House, Museum of American History, Natural History Museum, Top of the Washington Monument, WW2 Memorial, Holocaust Museum, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, Arlington National Cemetery, Talk with Al Franken, Iwo Jima Marine Memorial, U.S Air Force Memorial (where we took pics then spent the next hour having races, rolling, summersaulting and playing on the grassy hill next to it), MT. Vernon, and The Newseum.

Monday, April 11, 2011

district of columbia

Tomorrow morning at 4:00 I'm leaving for Washington D.C!
Super excited!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


In Spanish, we do lots of skits in class to practice our vocabulary/grammar, etc. When we do these, we all get to dress up, using cloths from our teachers bin, which include t-shirts, swearers, shorts, jeans, pants, fuzzy socks, tons of shoes, capes, dresses, skirts, stuffed flowers, wigs, sombreros, other hats, and much more, a lot of stuff most people wouldn't wear normally. 

My grade enjoys dress-up more than my 5-year old sister, or any 5-year-olds I know. One guy put on a black dress, sunglasses, high-heeled shoes, earrings (taped on) , and carried a striped purse and cell phone; with longer hair, could have easily been mistaken for a girl. Another wore a blue wig with a very big, striped, button-down shirt with short, yellow shorts over his uniform ones. Everybody else put on weird stuff too, sombreros, our teacher's old shoes, really ugly, dress-up dresses, caribou coffee uniforms, huge t-shirts, pink, zebra-striped shirts and skirts, some played with lightsabers, and so on. 

At the end of class, we took a picture of us all dressed up, and it's now our teacher's desktop picture, and it 's up on the smartboard whenever we walk in.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Ok, so fortune cookies aren't from China, 
Swedish Fish aren't made in Sweden, 
Danish rolls aren't from Denmark, 
French bread isn't from France, 
German chocolate cake isn't from Germany, 
French fries aren't from France either,
and Canadian bacon isn't actually bacon, 
it's just fancy ham.


While I was at Davannis with a friend a few weeks ago, her mom brought the pizza to the table and said "Doesn't it look scrumptious?". My friend then proceeded to scream and say "DON'T SAY THAT WORD!!!". Why, you may ask? Because, appearently, whenever she hears that word, she pictures "a fat king, like the one it Sleeping Beauty, with a red face, and a long, blond beard, blowing in the wind."Now I picture it too.


So, a while ago, a friend sent me an email saying, "Minnesotans are stupid because they could be living in some warn place like Hawaii". They are false. Minnesotans are the smart ones because they don't live on top of a volcano. Literally.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

math crap. woops.

So in math a while ago we had to do group presentations on a chapter from the textbook. My group worked during class, and then it was saved to my jump drive. At home, I worked on it and brought it back to school for my group to present the next day. Unfortuneatly, It was titled "math crap" when my teacher saved it to her computer. (Which, by the way, I sooo did not do. Another person in the group saved it to my jump), When we pulled it up on the smart board it said "would you like to open mathcrap.ppt? Our teacher gave us a weird look. I'm guessing that wasn't the best for my math grade. Woops.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Today in Religion, we had to make posters illustrating the article we had just read on St. Francis of Assisi. My group's poster was of St. Francis (an amazing stick person drawn by me) being called by God (shown as light coming from clouds). My group told me that the rays looked like radiation and that Francis was going to die. Then, since Francis appearenlty loved french, both singing and talking in, another person in my group added a speech bubble by Francis saying the one thing he knew in French. When we presented to the class, the person in my group read the bubble. ". . . and since St. Francis loved to sing in french, we have this speech bubble. It means, "you're beautiful". After he said this, everybody else in the class immediately said thank you.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

slinky on an esclator

So you know how if you out a slinky on the stairs, it will, like, bend and flop all the way down? So what if you put one on an escaltor - wouldn't it just keep going and going? Just a random thought. 

I also realized that an esclator is never "out of order" or "temporarily out of service". They're just temporarily stairs.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


So yesterday I was on my way to the hardware store. As we were driving down an alley, there was a "No Parking" sign. But instead of saying, "Violators will be towed" it said "Violators will be DEVOURED".

Monday, March 21, 2011

shane co.

So at school on Thursday, we had sort of a studyhall thing, but nobody was actually doing any work. Then, suddenly, another girl in the room bursts out in the Shane Company radio commercial, word for word, without a mistake. I guess even they're super annoying, they're not easy to forget. "Now you have a friend in the diamond business, the Shane Company. In Brentwood at the intersection of I 170 and Hwy 40. Open Monday through Friday til 8, saturday and sunday til 5. Online at"

Thursday, March 17, 2011


A long time ago, we thought that by now we would have flying cars and robots everywhere and everything, well, super futuristic. Well, we have the iPad, iPods, computers, and cell phones, but no flying cars. We also have Snuggies, and Sillybands. I don't think anyone in the past could've predicted backwards robes and animal-shaped rubber bands.

tectonic plates

Today in science, to learn about tectonic plates, we got to make a model using chocolate frosting, gram crackers, and fruit rollups. And eat it at the end. I don't think we learned very much, but i didn't leave that classroom hungry.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


So today in social studies, we were talking about Osama bin Laden. Our teacher was telling us how we think he is hiding somewhere in Pakistan, but we're not sure. Then someone says "Why don't we just go to Pakistan, instead of D.C, and find Osama?". "Because if they FBI can't find him, no way we're going to." (teacher) "Is that a bet?" (person who asked 1st question). Then another kid blurts out, "NO! What we have to do is skip out into Pakistan, singing "Why can't we be friends" and capture him when he comes out?" and yet another person says "WHY DON'T WE JUST BLOW IT ALL UP?"

Friday, March 11, 2011

bread trail fail

This morning on my walk to school, I saw a bread trail. no, not a bread crumb trail, because the pieces of bread were each about the size of my hand. I'm really curious as to why somebody would leave a trail of bread (I'm pretty sure there's no Hanzel and Gretel in Minnesota) , and why, if they are making a trail, why they would make the pieces of bread so big... the trail wasn't very long.


So as you all know, there was an earthquake in Japan last night/ this morning. 8.9, triggered tsunami, and all that stuff. But as it so happens, in science we're learning about tectonic plates, and when I walked into science class, my teacher was going on about how she couldn't have asked for a more perfect natural disaster, how there were so many examples of plate movements here, and we spent the whole class watching huge waves wash cars and buildings away. We learn about earthquakes, the next day there's one in Japan. And the best part? We're learning about volcanoes next week . . .

Thursday, March 10, 2011

born this way

At a swim meet last Saturday, there was music playing during warm-ups. By the time my swim team got out of the pool, they were playing "Born this way" (by Lady Gaga). I get out, take of my goggles, and say "Why are they playing this song?". After me, most of the people on the swim team proceeded to say "I hate this song" or "this song?". It made me laugh that nobody on the swim team liked the song.

Friday, March 4, 2011


So, yesterday my friend was telling me about a post she read on a website that said, "Dear Dora, You're bilingual at age 4. Why can't you see the orange tree?! It's right there!". I agree, It's a really good question.

Monday, February 28, 2011

devil toenail?

Ok, so last night I was doing research on Gryphaea (oyster-like shell fish from the Jurassic period) and I was having some troubles. A few of my sources told me how, long ago when Gryphaea was first discovered, it was nicknamed the "devil's toenail". But they also told me that this was an odd nickname because the devil is usually pictured with hooves.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Last night @ ski club, I fell twice. The first time was on the steepest hill there, and it didn't hurt at all. The second time was on the bunny hill. When I fell on the bunny hill it hurt wwwaaayy more. I really don't know how this is possible.

Friday, February 25, 2011


At school, we were playing a cherade-like game. My group got "bury someone who has died". One of the people in my group goes, "Ok here's the plan. I'll go and murder the other guy in the group, and then I'll mummify him, wrap him in charmin ultra soft toilet paper, because you need to have the best in order to rest in peace, and then you'll pretend to bury him."

Thursday, February 24, 2011


So. Today I was wondering why we say something is cheesy. Not the "cheesy" you say when you eat some cheese, but like ''that song was really cheesy". Why? I'm pretty sure it doesn't taste, smell, or look like cheese.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

on my way

Leaving for FLORIDA!  YAY!