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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Random Fact of the Day

All right, just like before with the "Question of the Week" thing. I can't promise that I'll be able to do this every single day, but on the days that I do do it, it'll be up here for y'all to marvel at. Capiche? 


Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have one thing in common: they were invented by women. 


You go, girls! Girl power all the way - yeah! Boys, you can try defending yourselves, but you will FAIL! We're the awesomest. 


This topic is up for debate. (devilish smirk)  

Question of the Week

Yes, I decided to make it a "Question of the Week" instead of per day because right now I just don't have that much time to go on my blog anymore. But I do go on it at least once a week, so that's when I'll post a new question.


Oh, and just a note before I post this question: all questions are simply meant to be either funny, philosophical, silly, stupid, or just plain random. I'm not intending to offend anyone at all in any which way. There, got my disclaimer over with. And now for the question: 


If a bald person works as a chef in a restaurant does he have to wear a hairnet? 

Name that animal

Okay, guys. The answer to last week's question was a Resplendent Quetzal, or just a Quetzal bird in general. One of my followers, Sakib, got it, so congrats, Sakib!!!! I'm currently waiting for him to respond back to my comment to see what he would like his dedicated post to be about on my blog.  


So, let's play again. This week's animal is . . . . (see below) 
Be the first to guess it right, and you win your own personal post on my blog!! Check the rules  again from last week if you forgot them. Well, good luck everybody! 



Oh, and if none of you respond by Sunday, I'll think a) you're being lazy and stupid and you don't go on my blog or b) you have absolutely no idea what the heck this animal is. 

I'll think the latter and give you a hint. But for now, I'm just gonna let you wonderful people guess. Hey, you never know. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Still more pictures

Arctic wolf
Personally, this is my favorite. It's an Arctic wolf, in case
you guys didn't realize what type of animal it was,
beside the obvious "wolf" or "fox" of course. I just
love the aura of mystery surrounding these creatures - it
never fails to enthrall me. 



Beautiful white horse  wallpaper


Baby seal
Isn't he adorable??????

More pictures of animals

Come on. You've definitely learned by now that I'm an animal-lover. If not, well, here's your proof. Here are more pictures of animals - not all of them are babies, but they're still wonderful in every which way!! 
black puma wallpaper
He's watching you . . . 


Camel and baby wallpaper
This is absolutely precious: a mother and her young.
Makes my heart melt. If it doesn't make you feel
anything then you have no heart.

Cutest Fawn EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Look at this fawn!!! Isn't this the cutest baby animal you ever saw? Okay, I admit there are a lot of other cute baby animals out there - but this is definitely on my top 10 list. It's pictures like these that can make even the hardest of hearts go, "Aww," and care about the animals who share the world with us. 


Deer in the field wallpaper

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Name that animal!

OK, so I didn't go to sleep yet. I didn't feel like. You gotta problem with that, huh? Yeah, didn't think so. 


Anyway, I wanted to play a game called, "Name that animal" 


Every week I'll post a different picture of a strange or exotic animal (can be anything!) and you have to name it. First person to respond gets a blog dedicated in their honor - can be about anything you want, guys. 


This might sound stupid and childish but that's exactly why I'm doing it. In the middle of a crazy, hectic, stress-filled life, we all need to calm down with some stupidly childish games to ease our minds back into the real world. For example, I love to read, and I read a wide range of books, from Hale to Rowling to Austen. But occasionally, I go for an easy read like a children's fairy tale book or a Magic Tree House or Magic School Bus book just to chillax, you know? And that's why I'm doing this - to be silly and just relax. So don't you guys criticize me on how stupid this game sounds, because to me, it's a way to relax and forget about the hard stuff (at least for a while).  


So this week's animal is the bird on the right of this blog, the green-colored one. Name this bird, and I'll give you the answer in seven days. 
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Question of the Day

If any of you are juniors in high school, then you know how tough this year is - depending on your classes, of course. Obviously I had to go be the idiot that I am and stress myself out with Honors and AP classes, as well as an after-school activity EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. So y'all know how busy I am. Which is why I ask you to please not get bored with my blog for the days when i don't post anything new (like I haven't for a few days now) because I just haven't had the time. Trust me, I'd much rather be on my blog for an entire day than go to school and do the stuff I do, but, if I want to go to a good college, I basically have to fry my brains out this year trying my hardest like I've never before. Except that before this year, I've always thought I gave all I had into school and being a good student, and now because of the workload, I feel like I should've done more. 


So here are two questions of the day for today: 


#1: How do you know if your best is truly your best?  AND 
#2: How can someone do better than their best? 


Your answers are greatly appreciated. 


These questions are on the serious side. Don't worry, I"ll also post some funny ones when I think of it later (like, tomorrow). Because now I"m logging off and going to sleep. it's 10:43pm and I'm tired. So good night, and don't let the bed bugs bite.  

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Favorite books/movies

Books: 


Harry Potter series by JK Rowling 
Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale (The Goose Girl, Enna Burning, River Secrets, and Forest Born) 
Once upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry 
The Princess Bride by William Goldman 
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 
Ever by Gail Carson Levine 
Prophecy of the Stones by Flavia Bujor 
Book of Thousand Days - Shannon Hale


Movies: 


Ella Enchanted 
Ever After 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride 
27 Dresses 
How to lose a guy in ten days 
The Proposal 
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 

Kids are Smart

In case you need a few examples of how kids can be smart, and sometimes, even smarter than adults. These are a short series of a dialogues between adults and kids showing how intelligent kids can be with their intrinsic wit that most people often fail to notice. So here's to kids; you guys are awesome! 


Teacher: Maria, go to the map and find North America. 
Maria: Here it is. 
Teacher: Correct. Now class, who discovered America? 
Class: Maria. 


Teacher: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor? 
John: Because you told me to do it without using tables. 


Teacher: Donald, what's the chemical formula for water?
Donald: H I J K L M N O 
Teacher: What are you talking about? 
Donald: Yesterday you said it's H to O. 


Teacher: Now Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating? 
Simon: No sir, I don't have to. My mom's a good cook. 


Teacher: Jack, can you tell me why your report on "My Dog" was the same as your brother's? 
Jack: Well, we have the same dog.  


OK so maybe the word "smart" wasn't the right one to use. I think "wittier" is a better term to describe these kids. 

Question of the Day

If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he considered homeless or naked? 

Random Fact of the Day

Many years ago in Scotland a new game was invented. It was ruled, "Gentlemen Only. Ladies Forbidden." And thus the word GOLF entered into the English language. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I can't get this thing to print!!!!

video

Here is one very bewildered little feline trying 
her best to figure out the ways of our technology.
SPOILER ALERT: She doesn't succeed.  

Just in case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed through stupidity

Okay, so here are some labels found on real products. I'm going to post here exactly what was written on them so that you may know that if it's one thing everyone in this world has in common, it's a little (or a lot) bit of stupidity. I mean, just read the labels, and you'll see. The parentheses are comments that I or a friend of mine said. Feel free to respond back. No bad words, please.  


- On a brand of hairdryer: "Do not use while sleeping" (right, because that's the time when I work on my hair) 
- On a bag of chips: "You could be a winner! No purchase necessary" (the shoplifter special?) 
- On a bar of soap: "Use like regular soap" (And that'd be how ... ?) 
- On a bag of peanuts: "Warning: contains nuts" (Talk about a newsflash) 
- On a packet of nuts given in an airplane: "Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts" (Step 3: Fly plane?)  


* Brand names of products have been omitted to protect their identity. I don't want any legal trouble.   

My Day

So here's how my day went.
        First of all, the fact that we don't have school tomorrow because of Veteran's Day (thank you, veterans!) is in itself something to be joyful about, which of course immediately started my morning off great. Also, I was apparently running on a sugar-caffeine high from last night to this morning due to the fact that I had a glass of green tea after dinner, and then a big packet of M&M's (gotta love those guys), so during breakfast, which I eat at around 6:15 am, I was literally jumping - or wanting to jump - out of my chair, hardly able to eat any of the Honey Nut Cheerios I'd poured into my bowl just seconds before, and felt like running ten miles (if you know me, you know I hate running, absolutely despise me, so feeling like I actually wanted to run is a big thing for me). Then I went to school. School runs as usual, except during first period Math I find out from my teacher that I got a 98 on my Math test - a 98 in Math!!! That never, EVER happens. Ever. It was my first 98 after a series of 90's and high 80's. 


Like my friend Eeshie (check out her blog, too!), I hate math. Love the teacher, hate the subject. You all know what I mean, right? So yeah. That was good news #1 for me today, and first period, too. It made me even more hyper and willing to run another ten miles (okay, that's an exaggeration, but still). After that in second period English I get told by my teacher that I got extra credit for posting a blog on our school website's library's book blog about Graceling by Kristin Cashore. Read this book, it's awesome!! And it's also one of my favorites. So anyway, she tells me that my post was excellent, and that one of her ninth graders chose the book because of my post as an outside reading. I felt so proud right then. 


The next good thing happened six periods later, during eighth period. It's our last period of the day as well as when I have free - meaning I don't have a class so I either hang out with my friends, go to the cafeteria to get food, or go to the library for some quiet. Today, I went to the social studies office to ask about my test grade for APUSH (AP US History). We'd had a test fifth period, and my teacher already had our grades because all 63 questions were multiple choice on a Scantron sheet so he had our grades. I thought I did worse than our last test, but I actually did better by a point and got an A!!! Or an A-, not sure which one, but I don't care; I'll take both!!!!! (If you've heard of APUSH, then you might know how extremely hard this class this - it's crazy how much information you need to know. Gosh, who knew history could be so hard???) So yeah. I was proud of myself.   


And then the rest isn't important. I came home, chillaxed, and now I'm on the computer, writing my blog. So yeah. I hope y'all have a jovial day as well. 



Random Fact of the Day

If you were to spell out numbers, you would have to go until the number one thousand in order to find the letter "A" 

Question of the Day

How come you cry when you're sad? What causes tears? 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Random Fact of the Day

Okay, so first I started a "Question of the Day." And now I"m doing a "Random Fact of the Day." The first reason is  that I want to share with you all the little, random, useless pieces of information that are in my mind, and I want you to be able to have a chance to share some as well in your comments, if you have any. The second reason is I just wanted to post something else on my blog today but I didn't have anything to say so I decided to do another "Something of the Day" post. So here's random fact #1: 


Smart people have more zinc and copper in their hair.  


This is true. I swear it. Go look it up, and correct me if I'm wrong, but I know I read it somewhere (most likely in my school-given student handbook from last year, which has little facts or information at the bottom; don't ask me why). But how do they test this, anyway? How can you test if someone's "smart'"? People have many different interpretations of the word. So did scientists actually take a piece of a "smart" person's hair and test for iron or zinc? Who knows?  

Question of the Day

How is it possible that something can be "new and improved"? If a product is new, then it doesn't have to be improved because it just came out. And if it is improved then it wasn't new but rather old and it got fixed or improved. So how can it be both?  

7 Things that bug me about people

#1: People who point at their wrist while asking for the time  . . . I know where my watch is, pal, where the H-E-double-hockey-sticks (I do not and will not curse) is yours?? Do I point at my crotch when asking where the toilet is? 


#2: People who are willing to get off their bums to search the entire room for the TV remote because they refuse to walk to the TV and change the volume or channel or whatever manually. 


#3: When people say, "Oh, you just want to have your cake and eat it, too!" Darn right! What good is cake if you can't eat it? 


#4: When people say, "It's always the last place you look," of COURSE it is. Why would you keep looking after you've already found it? 


#5: When people say while at the movies, "Did you see that?" No, Loser, I paid $12 to come to the cinema and stare at the dang floor. 


#6: People who ask, "Can I ask you a question?" Didn't really give me a choice there, did ya? 


#7: When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks, "Has the bus come yet?" IF the bus came would I still be standing here, dumb-a? 


Now you know the things that seriously bug me about people. I mean, use your brains, fellas! We all have one, though unfortunately some of us don't deserve it - because we never use it! Hope you got the message.     

Monday, November 8, 2010

Question of the Day

If you read the title you know what this is about. From now on I'm going to post a random question every day, and you either can answer it in your comments, or look at it and ponder, or ignore it completely. Whichever you prefer; it's a free country. These questions can range from random to silly to just being philosophical musings, or even a homework question that I'm stuck on and hope you guys answer, but I won't tell you which ones are the philosophical questions and which ones are simply my homework (that's what brains are for, people). So now I leave you with today's Question of the Day:


Is there a synonym for the word 'synonym'?



  

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Puppy talks during sleep

Watch this video. Watch it now!! 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

16 ways to maintain a healthy level of insanity

1) At lunchtime, sit in your parked car (if you have one) with sunglasses on and point a hairdryer at passing cars, see if they slow down. 

2) Page yourself over the intercom. Don't disguise your voice. 

3) Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that. 

4) Put a garbage can on your desk and label it, “IN”

5) Put decaf in the coffeemaker for three weeks. Once everyone  is over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.

6) Finish all your sentences with, “…in accordance to the Prophecy.”

7) Don’t use any punctuation.

8) As often as possible, skip rather than walk.

9) Specify that your drive-thru order is “to go.”

10) Sing along at the opera.

11) Go to a poetry recital and ask why the poems don’t rhyme

12) Put mosquito netting around your work area and play tropical sounds all day.

13) When the money comes out of the ATM, scream, “I WON! I WON!”

14) When leaving the zoo, start running towards the parking lot yelling, “Run for your lives, they’re loose!”

15) Tell your children over dinner, “Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go.”

16) Send this to your friends to make them smile.  

Friday, November 5, 2010

Why I love Fridays (not the restaurant) and why you should, too

I'm gonna be short and to the point here. Here are my reasons for loving Fridays (who doesn't, right?) and why, if you're dumb enough not to like Fridays, then legit reasons for why y'all should.


#1: Fridays come before two-day breaks from school, aka the WEEKEND and who doesn't love Saturdays and Sundays?


#2: This is the only day of the week when you don't have to think of the mountain-loads of homework waiting for you to be finished. Save it for Saturday. Or Sunday night, whichever you prefer. After I get home from school on Friday, I let my mind wander far far away from anything school-related and just let myself chill. Maybe I'll have an extra snack, or go lie on the sofa all warm and cozy and watch hours of mindless television. Or maybe I'll cuddle up in bed with a good book*. Whatever it is, I'm NOT thinking of school. Ever. It's the one rule I have for myself on Fridays, because everyone needs time to relax. It's good for you.

#3: Friday night=movie night. Need I say more?

#4: Friday afternoons, you finish school, come home and take a nap, without the worry of having to finish your homework after you wake up, like you do if you ever take naps on weekdays.

#5: My last and probably best reason for loving Fridays. WHO DOESN'T LOVE FRIDAYS?????? COME ON, PEOPLE, BE SERIOUS HERE. IT'S THE DAY BEFORE THE WEEKEND!!! YOU HAVE TWO WHOLE DAYS TO JUST CHILL!!! AND DO WHATEVER YOU WANT. LIKE WRITE. OR READ. OR BLAST YOUR MUSIC. OR PARTY. OR THINK ABOUT HOW COMFORTABLE AND WARM AND HAPPY YOU'LL BE WHEN AND IF YOU FINALLY GO TO BED AND DON'T HAVE TO WAKE UP THE NEXT MORNING.

Well I hope you're convinced.


*If you guys did not notice this asterisk before, go look back on #2. I put it there for a reason. It's right after the word "book" and that's because sometime later I'm gonna post a blog on some of my favorite books to cuddle up with in bed. Or just fave books in general.



Um, well, I'm done for now. Tootle-loo!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Random Dieting Tip

No, I'm not advertising any product or "magical dieting trick" or anything. I just want to share a simple diet tip with you today that I discovered. I know, it's random. But I couldn't think of anything else to put on here, so I thought, hey, why don't I put something that will actually be a benefit to people reading this blog? So there you have it. 


Hopefully, you guys know the gist, right? Basically, you have to create a calorie deficit by eating a little less than what you'd normally eat, and burning extra calories through exercise. Mind you, it doesn't have to be strenuous exercise. It could merely be a simple hour's walk or something equivalent to that. Of course, if you're a serious athlete, (or a wannabe serious athlete) then go right ahead, I'm not discouraging you. But for the average person who's lazy like I am, then READ THIS. 


You start your day with a healthy breakfast. Examples include, but are not limited to: oatmeal, cereal, two pieces of whole-wheat bread with something on them, a glass of milk. It also helps to have a side helping of an omelet fried with minimal oil because they're very filling. Next, you go to lunch. Lunch can be a sandwich with a side of fruits, or vegetable, etc. And then I often have a mid-afternoon snack because I tend to get hungry. And then you eat your regular dinner. My meals often go like this: I eat the most at breakfast, eat a little less for lunch, and eat the least for dinner. The time when you're allowed to "pig out" during a diet is breakfast, because trust me, it is the most important meal of the day. You need the energy, and plus, it helps to get your metabolism going.


Sounds like a regular day, right? Here's the secret: Before every meal (except breakfast)  drink a minimum of  three glasses of water. That way your stomach becomes full very quickly and thus you tend to eat less. An extremely bad habit of people is waiting to eat until they are starving. That is never a good idea. If you eat when you're extremely hungry, then you tend to overeat, and if you repeat this, then, well, you can't actually blame it on your body's slow metabolism. 


Well, that's my simple tip. Of course, it sounds simpler than it really is, because all the while that you're eating to keep yourself healthy everyday, you also have to restrain yourself from bad foods like chips, candy, etc, etc. You've heard it all before so I'm not gonna repeat it. If you get hungry, either drink some water, or take a low-calorie snack like fruit or yogurt. And of course, make sure to sneak in somewhere in your busy schedule that hour's walk. Your favorite songs are actually really good at getting you motivated to do the whole hour. Or at least a half an hour, if you're feeling sluggish. But note that exercise, once you start, increases your stamina. 


Disclaimer: I am not a professional nutritionist or your physician or anything like that, so don't take these words to heart. This is my blog so I'm just sharing what I discovered and what works for me so I can stay healthy without having to spend my time neurotically exercising and not eating (bad, bad, bad, don't do) and everyone's different with different types of bodies, so not always everything will work out. Consult a physician before starting anything new.


Geez, I just sounded like a commercial for a new drug. Don't make me say that again. If ever I do give any more advice on health issues, be sure that the disclaimer above is implied, okay? I DON'T want to say that again. Gosh. 



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Why I haven't blogged in a very long time

Okay, I realize I haven't blogged for some time. Well hello, people. I have a life, you know that. I'm a high school junior (big age reveal) so what can I do? All that nonsense and stress about SAT's and college and whatnot, well, it's finally here. And I am positively FREAKING OUT about everything. Only slightly exaggerated.


That's one reason I haven't blogged for some time. Another reason is this: I didn't get the point of blogging. Yes, I realize that I made a blog, but seriously, it was purely on impulse. I didn't know you actually had to follow through with it EVERY SINGLE DAY of your life like you people do with your gazillion 'friends' on Facebook (I don't have a Facebook, by the way. I get my info from the stories I hear, and some of them are actually true, sadly). Here's the fact, plain and simple. I made a blog just so I could say that I have a blog. Nice, right?


That was another reason. Here's my third (three is the magic number!) and final reason: I haven't blogged because firstly, I made this blog on pure impulse, and secondly, because I made the blog very impulsively, I later went back and thought, "What's the point of having a blog if I have a diary?" Yes people, here's another big reveal: I have a diary. And I actually write in it, too. Not always, but sometimes. But then on Sunday I went to my cousin's house, and she said, well, you could blog about the stuff that you write about in your diary that you don't mind sharing, or just random stuff that you might not always write in your diary." And I was like, "Oh yeah, you're right."


SO that's the reason why I started blogging now, and why I haven't been blogging before now. But I still don't get how there would be people out there who would be willing to 'follow' blogs and be nosy and read up on stuff about random things that happen in other people's lives. People you might not even know. I guess it's just for the fun. Heck, well I'm not complaining, though if I keep continuing like this I might soon be complaining of cramped fingers from typing so hard and fast. Well anyway, that's my blog for today. See you soon!