Monday, May 18, 2020

I asked a friend to describe me in a few words. The response that I got was “sarcastic, witty, closed off (in a good way)”. The first two are self explanatory if you have ever been treated to a conversation with me. The last one was slightly less obvious. But, yes, it is true. I rarely like to spend a lot of time talking about myself. Even when I do, I tend to go pretty shallow. I also don’t do a lot of talking. I tend to find it a little bit more fun to listen to everyone else and analyze what they are saying for use later. 

I feel like some people are taking the whole coronavirus thing a little lightly. Obviously, it is less deadly than some other diseases. However, it should not be taken lightly because of that. It is like not taking the 500 million dollars because you could’ve gotten a billion. (Terrible analogy, but what the heck). I believe that if we start regarding it as a common cold, then the cases will spike again and more quarantining will be in order. However, if we go on in this panicked sort of hide-in-your-house-with-the-blinds-drawn sort of manner, then there will be a longer period of quarantining, but overall less quarantining.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

This morning, my alarm didn’t go off. I mean, I was going to get up on time. Then, I got up an hour late because my alarm didn’t go off. It really is sad being one of the only two people who participated in Mr. Broeckel’s doc chat. It is sad because a) those who don’t show up clearly don’t care about their education, and b) because what they are doing sounds like way more fun. 

My cats are so fluffy. I mean, not meaning to brag, but they are amazing. 

Disregard the above statement, it came out of nowhere, and really doesn’t have anything to do with anything.

Outside, currently, a storm appears to be brewing. There is a rather dark cloud over us. It doesn’t seem to be raining, but I have no doubt there will come harsh rains. Where I want to be it is 13℃ with a low of 9 and a high of 16. It is currently clear. It should be sunny there tomorrow. But spring weather there is currently happening. So, rain is expected within the week.


Photo by Sebastian Huxley on Unsplash

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

I know eavesdropping is bad. But, is it really eavesdropping if the people are yelling? Let’s back this up, because that question seems like it came out of nowhere. My mother and my brother get into some serious arguments. Well, technically my brother gets mad at my mom and then that escalates. It usually centers around things like: when he loses his glorified iPod, homework, or online learning. However, these things can get started anywhere at any moment. I will be peacefully doing something, when it suddenly starts. The tell-tale sign that means an argument is brewing. The annoyed, angry, thunderous, “Mom-uuuuu.” (In case you didn’t know the uuuuu is meant to be interpreted as a groan.) And then the storm breaks. Today, it ended when my mom told him to go outside to cool down. During this whole ordeal, my father is technically supposed to be helping my mom. He does, while they are in the same room as him. Since he is typically in the office, as soon as the arguers leave, he starts snickering. 

Now the real fun (for me) begins. Simple things that wouldn’t annoy a human being can be used against him like arrows. My favorite is if it is before dinner. Then, since he sits across from me, I stare at him. This typically makes him enter psychotic angry monster mode, but it is super fun. Sometimes, I tell him I love him. Everytime I pass him. He usually responds with, “I hate you too.” Yes, I know that annoying someone isn’t the best thing a human being can do to another. However, it makes up for everything he does to me.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Welcome to interactive learning: week five, ladies and gentlemen. My favorite color is blue. Whenever I see it, it makes me feel welcome and at home. Wearing it makes me feel powerful and stronger. It is almost like an ego boost. Like, wearing red is like, eh. But when I wear blue, then I feel like myself and like I can do things, I guess it motivates me as well. This is because blue can represent anything (sad, royal, happy, angry.) When I see the color blue, it reminds me of the ocean and of water. This makes me feel at home, because water is (almost literally) everywhere. It also makes me feel serene. 

Currently, I am at that terrible moment in one’s life, when they don’t currently have a book to read. This could, quite possibly, be one of the scariest things that has happened to me. Aside from snakes, I hate them so much…, this is the scariest thing. I’ve thought about reading Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, but the preview on my kindle didn’t quite capture my interest. It seems too close to Narnia. But, if I don’t read that, what am I reading. And if I don’t know what to read, do I really know myself? 

I strongly recommend The Left Right Game. It is captivating. I am on episode seven and can say for sure that I can’t wait for the next one. 

My Neighbor’s House

Today we went over to my neighbor’s house for dinner. There is a ton of drama going on in our neighborhood right now, so we had to meet up with them to discuss battle tactics. Well, my parents did anyway. Kids weren’t privy to that kind of knowledge, but I took some photos of their house. They were taken on an older iPhone, so they might be a bit low quality, but what the hey.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Today, overall, was rather good. That being in the sense that nothing bad happened. It was super fun to go to class with three other people max. I mean, the learning just seems so personal. I like when the teacher focuses on me and only me. Don’t get me wrong, I am not an attention seeking lunatic, I just like to feel like people value my time. I ordered a new phone, I should get it some time next week (tentatively). Then we went over to my neighbor’s house for dinner. Salmon is like super good, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. There is some neighborly drama going on (meeting saturday) but everything will go how it is meant to go. Just an FYI, lime ice cream goes really well with chocolate ice cream. 

I started a new podcast today. It is called The Left Right Game. It encompasses all the necessary elements of a tv show, but you don’t have to stare at a screen. The Left Right Game stars Tessa Thompson, among others. It is science fiction, and though I typically prefer fantasy, it is amazing. Well, as far as I know (I’m only on episode three).