Sunday, September 14, 2014


I have arrived at college. I am going into my fourth week of classes and the first round of exams. I am not excited to find out what college exams are like. This should be an interesting week. On the other hand, I was very pleased to find that I did fairly well on my first college essay. An 83/100 may not have been a great grade in high school, but as a first essay in college, I am satisfied with it.

I have joined many clubs and there has been some freshmen "exercises". The freshman party for one of the clubs was a very fun night, I am learning to love the team, and the extracurricular activities they participate in. I am enjoying college for the most part. One thing I would improve would be the ratio of guys to girls.....

All in all, I am having a great time.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Count Down To Alaska

9 More Days
Until I leave for a two week vacation. The very first week from the twenty-second of june until the twenty-ninth my family and I will be on our very first Cruise to Alaska. We are leaving from Seattle Washington, travelling up the canadian and Alsakan coastline all the north to the Inside Passage. The Inside Passage has an abundance of  glaciers and scenice views. Our ports that we will be stopping at are Ketchitan, Juneau, Sawyer Glacier, Skagway, and Victoria, BC, Canada. We are Cruising on the Norweigen Jewel, and it is going to be amazing.

After Our outstanding cruise my brother will be returning home to go back to work, while my father, my sister and I go on a ROAD TRIP!!!!! We will be driving from Seattle, through Yellowstone, down to Zion, and the Grand Canyon and then over to Datil, NM. This is where my father's family lives. They also live right next to a beautiful state forest, one I plan on visiting multiple times on their ATVs. After a couple days in Datil, we will drive north to Albuquerque where my aunt and uncle live. We will spend the night there and in the morning we will fly back.

This is going to be an amazing vacation. And there is only nine days until it all begins. :)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Hunger Games Chapters 1-3

 Katniss crawls under the fence that surrounds the district that is supposed to "protect them", but is really there to keep Panem's citizens complaisant. She enters the woods through the fence, where she forages and hunts. Her father taught her these skills before his death in a mine explosion when she was eleven years old, and she uses a bow he made. Though trespassing in the woods and poaching are illegal, nobody pays attention, and Katniss even sells meat to the Peacekeepers who are supposed to enforce the laws. Katniss explains that, at age twelve, your name is entered into the drawing once; at thirteen, it’s entered twice; and so on up until age eighteen. But you can choose to have your name entered again in exchange for a tessera, a year’s supply of grain and oil for one person. Katniss, who is sixteen, will have her name in 20 times, and Gale, who is eighteen, will have his in 42 times. Katniss’s sister, Prim, is only twelve and has taken no tesserae, Katniss would not let her, so her name is only in once. The name that is called is, of course, Prim's........

Katniss volenteers for her sister, and starts to wonder about who the male competitor is this year. It is Peeta Mellark, a boy who saved her from starving by burning the bakery bread so he could toss it to Katniss. His mother would never have allowed him to give away bread. She expected for Peeta to feed the burnt bread to the pigs and not Katniss.......

Katniss is escorted to the Justice building where she will say her good-byes. First is her family, and where she yells at her mother to promise she wont just become catatonic like she did when her husband died. Katniss also promises Prim, that she will win for HER. Next, is Peeta's father, who promises that her family will be fed by his bread if Katniss dies. Finally, Gale enters, her best friend, and says that she has a chance if she can get a bow, and that killing humans won't be much different from killing animals. (The contestents/competitors become animals because of the games.) Gale also promises that anything he kills in the woods will be split 50/50 for his family and for Katniss's. Katniss and Peeta are then wisked away, to the train station where they board a super-sophisticated/fast train that will take them across the country to the capitol, where all the festivities are to take place before the Games.

These are the first three chapters. :)

All the things I need to either Read or Watch soon.

Sherlock Holmes
-The Hound of the Baskervilles
-The Entire First 2 Seasons of the miniseries
-All of the short stories that correspond to the epidsodes
-A Study in Scarlet

The Hunger Games
-The 1st book
-The Movie
-The 2nd book
-The 3rd book

The Big Bang Theory
-All seasons that are available
Harry Potter
-All Seven Books
-All Eight Movies

All the requirements for AP Literature
-A Prayer for Owen Meany
-How to Read Literature Like a Professor

Sequels to the Maze Runner

I am going to have a packed summer!!!!!!! :)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Another Week Gone

This week has been weird, and confusing. I am no longer reading Rainbow Six, I am now reading The Hunger Games. A couple of days ago we had a writing prompt about the most terrifying fictional creature and I immediately thought of the mutts from The Hunger Games. My class then got talking about the book and it sparked me to get one of my friends to read it, and I realized that I also wanted to read it; well re-read. So I am now going to be reading The Hunger Games and talking about it on my blog.

"Winning means fame and fortune. 

Losing means certain death. 

The Hunger Games have begun....

     In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
     Sixteen-year old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But is she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love."(Collins, Back Cover)

Part I 
"The Tributes"

Okay lets begin our journey!!!!!!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Most Terrifying Fictional Species

The most terrifying fictional species out there would probably be the Mutts from The Hunger Games book. They are described as mutations that are a combination of wolves and the past tributes. Can you imagine being hunted be a wolf that looks like a someone you killed or someone you loved? It brings a wholes new meaning of skeletons in your closet following you around. Having a friend become mutated into a wolf that is trying to kill you is probably the most terrifying thing that I could ever imagine. In the book they are described as having the same hair and features as the dead tributes. Katniss looked Rue in the eyes as she laid her down in the grass so she could die, could you imagine ever having to see those very same innocent eyes peering back at you through a creature with ravenous teeth and a desire to tear you limb from limb? I find these creature to be the most terrifying fictional species.
If they were suddenly good, that would still be incredible creepy. Would you want to have your best friend suddenly become a mutant and then become somewhat of a pet? Mutant friend as a pet? That is something that I would not want to encounter. It would be creepy to play fetch with one of you former friends or former victim.
I find that the Mutts from The Hunger Games books are the most terrifying fiction species out there.

Friday, April 26, 2013

How would you life be easier if you weren't a muggle?

Please enjoy the following ramblings.

First off, Hermione was muggle-born, she became a witch and did quite fine in life. She didn't abuse her magical powers, and she found happiness with Ron.
Second off, if I wasn't a muggle, what exactly would I be? A wizard? A superhero? A super-villain? etc...? Well in Harry Potter, Mrs, Weasley uses spells to help clean the house and dishes.I would use those spells for sure. I would also use potions like liquid luck, because who wouldn't want be automatically lucky for a couple of hours? There are all of the obvious and the very shallow reasons for magic, but eventually life would get boring if you didn't have to work for anything. It is like playing Sims with the "boolprop testingcheatsenabled" cheat on; with this cheat, you can make your Sims basic needs be perfect all the time, gain all the skill points they need, get them any job that is available, make them all the friends they need for promotions, basically everything they need or want. After a little while, playing becomes extremely boring because there is nothing they need to accomplish, and their life becomes purposeless. As in Sims, life has the potential to become meaningless if the magic is over used or misused. It might make daily chores easier, but not having to do real work can really hurt the development of a person and how they interact with society.

I have had the first four books read to me when I was little, but I could never make it through the fifth-seventh novel. I have seen every movie, and our family (my sister) owns every single movie on DVD. We have attempted to do a Harry Potter Movie Marathon, but there are not enough hours in a weekend to eat, sleep, and watch every movie in a row, as well as get other chores done. During the summer, I plan on having a Movie Marathon, and/ or a book series read-through. One of the best series every.