Thursday, January 30, 2020

Childhood Anecdotes #1

Welcome to the first of my many blogs to come. Today's topic is the things that happened in my childhood. I'd like to think that I was a pretty good kid, other than the occasionally folly, and my parents can agree. That doesn't mean that I always made the best decisions though, and we're going to talk about one of my more, unfortunate ones.

I used to live in Georgia, when I was around 8 or 9, and I shared a room with my brother. We had this epic wooden bunk bed that I would constantly climb on. I slept on the top bunk, so when my brother was out of the room, I would lay on his bed to annoy him. The ladder to get up and down he ladder were attached to the bed-frame itself and the spaces between each steps were pretty wide. One day I decided that the space was wide enough for me to fit my entire body through, so I started squeezing my leg into the space between the ladder. Even though My leg clearly wasn't fitting in the tiny spaced, I still tried to squeeze in there because frankly, I had a scarce amount of brain cells. Once I finally realized my leg couldn't possibly fit, I tried to pull it leg out and realized I was stuck. I was so scared to tell my parents, I ended up just standing there on one leg, the other stuck, for about 10 minutes waiting for my brother to come back in the room. 

My dad came to check up on me and saw what I had done to myself. He was so mad, but he also wanted to get me out, so he took butter, oil, any lubricant he could to try and wiggle my leg out of the ladder spaces. Unfortunately, none of this was working and my mom had to call the police department who sent firefighters to my house. They tried to pry me out as well, but to no avail. At this point, I had been standing on my left leg for at least 30 minutes, so my mom brought a chair in my room so I could sit down. I remember hearing some of hearing firefighters calling another station and asking them to bring something. Little did I know that 'something' was a chainsaw. The firefighters ended up having to cut the bed ladder off around my leg so I could get out. The vibrations were so intense that in felt like my whole body was vibrating, but painfully. It's hard to explain, I suppose you have to live it to get it.
If you enjoyed this story, come back next week for another!
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Ice Cream

I've decided to write my first blog post about ice cream. Ice cream is probably one of the best creations someone could come up with. There are a variety of flavors and you can never get tired of it. My favorite kind of ice cream is Chocolate chip cookie dough and cookies and cream. I also like plain vanilla flavored ice cream. Ice cream is amazing because it can come in different kinds of cones, a cup, or even on a stick. its also always available. And you can also try it with different toppings, and make a ice cream sunday; Gummy bears, chocolate syrup, cookie crunches, a cherry, whatever you can think of! You can find it at your local grocery store, the corner store, your daily ice cream truck, fast food restaurants and regular restaurants. Chocolate ice cream is very disgusting though, i strongly would not recommend. Even if you were dying, it would probably make your chance of dying 10 times worse.

WORST News in NBA History

If you are a sports fan, more specifically an NBA fan, chances are you've heard about Kobe Bryant well known as the "Black Mamba". Kobe was born on August 23, 1978  in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, he passed away in a helicopter crash along side his daughter Gianna on their way to a practice. Kobe started playing basketball at a young age and had love for the game ever since. He went to Lower Merion High School and was well know for his athletic ability and extreme skill on the basketball court. Even in high school, Kobe knew that he was destined for greatness and had hell of a chance to make it to the NBA.
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(High school Year-Book)
Many people may or may not know that Kobe met his wife in high school and first got together with her at age seventeen. Her name is Vanessa Laine Bryant. They had a total of four children including Gianna, Natalia, Bianka, and Capri. They were all very close with Kobe, but, Gianna was extremely close because she was the son Kobe never had. She had the athletic ability and skill of a male to play the game of basketball. She was on the road to the WNBA and the college she wanted to attend which was UCONN. She wanted to play for the UCONN Huskies and become a well known player. 
For those that aren't familiar with Kobe, he was one of the best athletes to ever play the game of basketball. Many refer to him as the G.O.A.T. He played 20-Career seasons in the NBA and has be in a total of 18 All-Star games. He was named 2008 NBA most valuable player, 12-time member of the NBA all defensive team, and 2 time NBA Finals MVP. Finally, the passing of this successful and talented legend is tragic to all of the sporting world, and families all around the work looking in on how life can be taken in a blink of an eye.

Animal Cracker Blobs

Animal Crackers are my favorite snack because there is such a variety, normal, chocolate, graham cracker, and frosted with sprinkles, etc. But I have one complaint about my animal crackers they do not look like animals. I'll sit there and look at my animals and wonder why I can't tell if this is a camel or a rhino, this is a big problem. That is just the normal ones too, once you add the frosting and the sprinkles your done for because you will never be able to tell. This is why I want to start a petition for them to make animal specific bag because if I'm being honest the elephants are the best and with them all categorized I will be ale to tell which animal is which.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The day I was KIDNAPPED by my rival school

SO picture this, it's the fall of 2009 and little old Bridgid was getting ready for her first day of kindergarten at John W. Decas Elementary School. I put on my bus pass that read BUS 17 and headed out the door with both parents, my younger brother, and sister.  I waited at the end of my driveway as my mom started taking pics and this short bus pulls up and opens the door. Now, you may not know me but I don't ride the short bus NOR do I fit any qualifications to ride it. Although the lady opened up her door and said she had a Bridget on her list, yet to come and find out this "Bridget" lived near Kaleidoscope and I lived near Cumberland Farms (which if you've lived in Wareham before you would know these aren't remotely close). But my parents having no better judgment shipped me off in this short bus anyway.  Anywho I feel the want to end this story short so to wrap this up the bus ended up taking me to Minot instead of Decas and kept me captive on a bus where I had nothing else to do but sing songs about nuts. Then after searching and searching my father finally found me and brought me to my rightful school where I returned with only 10 min of recess and class left. This just goes to show the school's bad bus program and my parent's terrible parenting. Anyway, this is all as the story was short and I didn't feel like writing. 

First Blog Post: Posty's Face Tattoos

Hey guys! Whats poppin, today were gonna talk about Post Malone's face tattoos. Now many people have different opinions on the whole face tattoo thing. The older generation seems to be completely against them and how they just ruin people's faces. But, the younger generation seems to be more open to them they are becoming more popular to the weirdos on Sound Cloud that seem to think they're gonna be famous one day. But, Post Malone is one of the more iconic rappers with the now popular face tattoos. In countless interviews he has talked about how he got the countless tattoos to make his mother upset. One of the most popular face tattoos is the words "Always Tired" under both of his eyes. This was one of the artists first face tattoos. Another one of his famous tattoos is the barbed wire across his forehead. Many of his the other tattoos include a smiley face and playboy bunny under his right eye, a dagger on his right cheek and the words "Stay Away" above his right eyebrow. One of his most recent additions to the famous tattoos was done on one of the last days of 2019. It is a medieval gauntlet on the left side of his face. Fans had a very different response to the new tattoos along with all of his others. What are your opinions on all of Posty's tattoos? Let me know in the comments below! Have a good day!

What Happened to Kevin Bacon?????


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As we all know, Kevin Bacon is a very influential actor and musician, but where is he now? Let's talk about what we do know. Kevin rose to fame in the early 80s, starring in the film, Footloose and even earlier as a camp counselor in Friday the 13th. He eventually received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, and has had leading roles in small films and shows ever since. He met Kyra Sedgwick, on the set of the PBS version of Lanford Wilson's play, Lemon Sky, and eventually married her and had two children, Sosie and Travis. But where is Kevin Bacon now?
My boy Kevin is currently the ripe age of 61 and lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. But it's as if he fell off the face of the earth. When asked about what happened to him he said "my career went down the toilet". Kevin couldn't care less about his acting career anymore and expressed wanting to stay out of the spotlight for awhile. He did recently recieve a starring role in the tv show, City on a Hill but hasn't done much with his career since then. A girl could only dream to see Kevin on the big screens again one day. Love you Kevin Bacon!!!!! 😃😃😃😆😆😈🥰🤭😅😁😁

National Treasure 3: It's Finally Happening.

Nick Cage. The Declaration of Independence. Kidnapping the President (or Bruce Greenwood). Nick Cage. Just about twelve long, painful, depressing years later, we may finally be getting the third movie we all deserve. According to "People" magazine, the screenplay for the movie is currently being written by Chris Bremmer and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (who produced both National Treasure movies, as well as Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop). As someone who thoroughly enjoyed the two movies, the idea that the franchise will become a trilogy is a godsend. I mean, how else are we supposed to find out what was on page 47 of the president's "Book of Secrets," or whether or not Ben Gates and Abigail Chase stay in a healthy, stable relationship? The world needs answers, answers this next movie will hopefully provide. Where the third movie will be released (or even if it will be released) has not been decided yet, some speculate that the movie will be available on Disney Plus, Disney's streaming platform. Many of the Disney movies that have been recently released have been exclusively shown on Disney Plus, however, not seeing National Treasure 3 in theaters will be an injustice to all that Benjamin Gates stands for, in my opinion. While I'm super excited for the new movie there always is that little doubt in the back of my mind thinking the movie will not live up to the preceding films, as much as I would love to see another movie, I also wouldn't like the good name of the franchise to sink down into the depths of terrible sequels like "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and "Jaws 2." In conclusion, National Treasure is, well, a national treasure, and for all its hard work educating the young minds of today, doing something that history books and classes could not, it deserves the best third movie money can buy.
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Finally Blogging

Hiya!! I am extremely excited to be blogging as I have a lot to say, and there is constantly a ton of things going on in my life. I always keep a journal (that I am literally three and almost four months behind in so I love that) about all the things that happen in my life anyways. The good, the bad, and the ugly. At least here I can keep somewhat up to date so when I go back and write in my actual notebook, I know what is happening. I kinda wish to start a blog of my own but nobody would listen to me anyways so that's why I keep journals. I've been doing it since the beginning of eighth grade, or the summer beforehand. I am currently at notebook number seven since then and I have plenty of blank ones I have in my closet because I asked my mom for way too many notebooks at the beginning of the school year. And I have more than enough pens. I refuse to write in anything except black ink. It keeps it all the same and as neat as possible. Which is good I guess, it keeps it all the same. But yeah. I love writing, I love the feeling of having a cramped wrist from writing too much. On another note, I got such a burst of joy when I saw it get sunny outside today. I wish spring was here already, because then it gets warm and I can listen to the Beach Boys and all of my favorite oldies. I feel more comfortable listening to oldies music in the summer than in the winter for some odd reason. Probably that is because last April is when I started to really listen to The Supremes, and all of my other favorite oldies songs and groups. I love old music, and really feel the happiest listening to that music in the summer or when I visit Florida. I certainly am most in my element when it is sunny and lush and green outside. I cannot wait for it. I also hate that I love how busy the spring is. But yet again, I hate to wish time away. I will be in the present for now, and when the time comes for me to really pull out my favorite music again, it will happen. I also get really sidetracked easily so fair warning for you all. Anyways, peace out until next time!! :)

Regret

So I guess this is like some sort of thing now… right? 

I'm not original. I think I should get that out right now, just a little disclaimer. I think life is full of disclaimers, you know? Disclaimers that she doesn't think it can go on much longer, disclaimer that you have no more money, no more skips on spotify, whatever. We all live through stuff like that. Life goes on. We don't have to pay attention to that type of stuff.. Right?

So I guess I'm just going to this sort of thing where I literally compare every single thing I'm doing right now.

Let's start out with Conan Gray's maniac, a song I loved, forgot about, and then listened to again because why not? And honestly, I'm glad I did, so that I can relate it to two disappointments at once.

For what it's worth, I'm not trying to discredit the writers or anything; I'm just ranting.

First, the book Never, Always, Sometimes, a Ya novel that left MUCH to be desired. It's loose plot and bland characters destroyed its john greenish demeanor.

The whole plot of the book is about this boy and this girl (typical) that have been friends for all of middle school. Right before high school, they make a list of things they should never do so that they don't become basic. Their list is composed of things like "Never run for prom king" "Never dye your hair a color of the rainbow".
Now, just like every other book, the guy falls in love with her. But one of the nevers specifically states that he can't do that.
But during the last weeks of high school, they get bored with living differently than their peers, and they decide to undefy the stereotypes, to do everything. When they start having more fun, they wonder if they were the ones making the mistake.
Needless to say, this book got very old very quickly.
But how does it relate to the song?
Surprisingly, whenever I listened to the song while reading, I think it matched the girl more, the only character with more than one dimension, with her adopted fathers trying to run an unsuccessful business, her bright pink hair, bubbly attitude, or her adventurous mother, she has it all, or at least, has more than the characters who decided to date just because he was "Funny". But, of course, she doesn't stay a good character, starting when she hates her best friend for not loving her just so she can break up with him.
This is what I had to deal with for 300 pages.

My next comparison is better. I think.
Enter the flawed, crazy, despair filled world of Danganronpa, an anime I regret watching.
With its unique cast of characters, from the tough on the outside punk, snobby rich kid, fashionista turned psychopath, it should have been a good anime.
Wrong.
The plot just drops off after the 6th episode, leaving random conspiracies and wishful thinking to be the center of the story, along with "we're actually identical twin sisters" and "aMnEsIa".
And of course, there's a maniac in every single season.

And that's how I wasted my weekend.

Sorry for the long post. I'm SUCH a nerd

First Post of the year

This is my very first blog post of the year!   I plan on writing about the video games I play, either what I have done or a review about them.  I will make a list of the games I play and write about one of them.  The one I write about will be determined by a random number generator.  The first time I write about them I will provide background information about the game.  These posts will contain spoilers about the games so I am warning you now before I write.
Here are the games I will write about:
Pokemon Shield
Yo-Kai Watch 3
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword
The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore
My Hero One's Justice 2
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Mario Party
Mariokart 8 Deluxe
(I will add to this list when I start playing more games)

I hope you enjoy what I post and I can't wait to write this!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

My Latest Reading 1

My current read is the 447-page novel, The Shining by Stephen King. Most of you have probably seen the absolute classic of a movie and recognize the name from there but let me tell you this: it's not very similar to the original work, as most books and coinciding movies tend to be. The book is very, and I stress this enough, very long. Normally I read books with an average of about 200 or so pages a week, and onto the next. This one has lasted me two weeks and I'm only on page 260. The thing is, the book is printed in small font and is very drawn out in the beginning, with lots of background information and flashbacks, and such. This doesn't really cause any disinterest towards me, because King has slowly been building up the suspense around the main character, Jack, and his family's moving to the Overlook hotel. The plot/actual scary parts (most of the film) has started to pick up around where I am currently reading, with Jack slowly losing his sanity and his 5-year-old blessed son learning the past horrors and dangers of the hotel. The thing I have learned about this novel is that it is not like King's other works. It's not nearly as horrifying and jumping straight into the thick of the plot such as his other works like The Stand and It. This kind of trademark of his works makes them somewhat predictable to me, yet this one is not at all. Even considering that I have seen the film beforehand, the novel just has this mystery and suspense around it, leaving you unsure what is going to happen next. Anyways, I recommend this book if anyone has the courage to read it, not because it's inherently scary, but because it's very long.

My First Blog Post: Sprite

This will be my first blog post, and I think that the best way to introduce myself to future readers is to write about something that I'm passionate about. Instead of going for the cheesy route, like talking about my dog or close friends, I'll talk about Sprite. Personally I don't think Sprite gets enough credit as a soft drink. It has the bite and pop of soda yet the refreshing taste that you'd get from a glass of water. It isn't dehydrating like Coke or disgusting and sickly sweet like Pepsi. I've only met one other person (I believe it's only one at the moment) in my entire life whose favorite soda was also Sprite, which is undeniably disappointing. Sprite doesn't leave that feeling of a layer of plaque and sugar on your teeth, at least not nearly as much as other soft drinks. It's delightfully refreshing and light, especially when at a theater while eating a large popcorn that you bought because hey, it was only $9.59 and you had ten dollars to spend anyway. The only argument that I've received against Sprite is that "it's gross," or that "(Favorite soda) is better." Neither of those are good or real arguments about why Sprite isn't good. If anyone wants to have a good debate about the delicacy that is Sprite, then feel free to contact me.

Top 5 Johns - By Alex Lambert

Hello all, welcome to my first blog. I hope you enjoy it :D. This week, I'll be writing about my top five Johns. In the number 5 spot is John Travolta. John Travolta is an iconic actor best known for his roles in films such as Grease and Pulp Fiction. The only reason I put him so low on this list is because he quickly fell off in popularity, and plus he shaved his head. In the number 4 spot is of course the legendary John F. Kennedy. The 35th President of the United States was beloved for his charm and optimism until his untimely death on November 22, 1963. The main reason I put John on this list was because he got an airport named after him, which is a pretty epic legacy to have in my opinion. Again, though, this John is not without his downsides - he was shot in the head, after all. In the number 3 spot is John Krasinksi. Much like his most iconic role as Jim on the office, John is overall just a really cool and down to Earth dude. His work writing, directing and acting in A Quiet Place and it's upcoming sequel also demonstrate John's versatility and creativity. In the number 2 spot is the legendary John Cena. John's entrance song is something that permeated my childhood memories, plus the dude was Fred's dad in the Fred movies. I wish I could describe his physical attributes, but John is a master of camouflage. Before I get to the number 1 John of all time, I would like to shout out my honorable mention - John Lennon. John Lennon made some pretty beautiful and provocative music, unfortunately he didn't quite make it onto this list because he beat women and was killed early in his career by a bookworm. Finally, the number 1 John of all time is indubitably John D. Wilson. Magician, adventurer, teacher - this John can absolutely do it all. Thank you for reading.

Review of Rambo: Last Blood

This is my first blog post, and boy do I have a lot to say about this masterpiece. Sylvester Stallone really brings it with this one, folks. Sometimes I question whether his acting talents are human, because he is a genius who seriously knows how to make an audience laugh, cry, and relate it to themselves, even a superhuman figure such as Rambo. This really is a perfect ending to a legacy of Rambo, but I couldn't help but feel a bit disappointed that our hero never got a steady ending. This is expected though, as he is a messed up guy with unsolvable trauma from the many wars in which he partook. If I could explain Rambo: Last Blood in one word, it would be awesome. It is a triumph of the America, nay, the human spirit, as many seemed to underestimate the character from a young age. However, what I think is best about Rambo is that he does not think of himself as this incredible action hero, though more of a regular guy doing what he has to in the world. It is awesome how the character changes from First Blood, from this sad and devastating icon of war veterans to this completely rad and gung-ho guy who just knows what he's doing. From the beginning, First Blood had seemed like a war-torn story of a guy from the fields of Vietnam who just wants to come home and live his life a veteran, but now he seems as a man who is willing to do whatever he has to for his country and his pride. I will end the post, since this is becoming quite long, but I will leave you with this: the years definitely show on Sylvester Stallone, and this makes the movie better.

The time I almost died

A few years ago, I was in Tennessee visiting my grandparents. My grandparents vacation a lot so they are pretty adventurous. My grandmother wanted to take us to a drive-thru zoo, almost like a safari. When we got there, there was a man who lived there and ran the whole place, it was just kind of his back yard. He made us sign waivers and told us a ton of rules. My grandmother didn't listen so she had me sit in the back of the car with the back door open. We started driving past the emus and ostriches, that is when the man yelled at me that I needed to get in the front of the car. My grandmother told me to get out and just walk to the front, so I did. This turned out to be an even worse idea because when I got out an emu started running at me and was trying to peck me. I was pretty young so it scared me. I didn't die, that's my story.

blog uno

Hello, y'all and welcome to my first blog post. I'm excited to share a story of me waking up this morning (1/28/20). So like every morning my alarm went off at 6 am and I turned on my other alarm for 6:15 am. Now normally when my second alarm goes off I watch tiktok for five or so minutes, but today I watched it for a lot longer than that and eventually it was 6:35. I scrambled out of bed and fell a little bit. I brushed my hair, swiped on some mascara, grabbed some clean clothes, and put on my shoes, all before 6:42. I'm just saying that was the fastest I have ever gotten ready in my life. And I look somewhat decent today, which can't be said every day but that's fine. I had to walk to the bus stop at exactly 6:47, so with brushing my teeth and having something to eat it was perfect timing. But anyway, that was my first blog and it wasn't very fun but that's alright. Stay tuned, signing off, Evelyn.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Hawaii

In august of 2019 my family and I went to Hawaii to see my brother, his wife, and their baby they just had in May. I was really nervous before the plane ride because I had never been on a plane before and it was my first time leaving the east coast. The plane ride was extremely long. We has a layover in Phoenix, Arizona, and the plane ride there was about 6 hours and then the plane ride from Phoenix to Honolulu was almost 7 hours. It was very difficult to stay still that whole time. When we finally got to Hawaii and off the plane we were so tired, but their airport was so pretty and the trees were incredible. We got a bus to enterprise to get our rental car and my brother who lives there met us. We went back to his house and finally got to see the baby!!!! She was so adorable. We got all settled in at my brothers house ordered some pizza for dinner and then went to bed because we were all super tired. The next morning I woke up at 5 am because of the time change, it was weird to get used to. We went to the beach a lot and they were all beautiful. We also jumped off a cliff at one of them, it was very scary but i did it and it was a lot of fun! It was a very fun trip.