Friday, May 28, 2010

My Blog....

So far I have written a total of 35 posts over the school year. Most of these were school based because they were assignments but some were of my own interests that I had written for my English class. I have a total of 13 comments from my teacher, other students, and people from overseas. The two posts that had the most comments were "My Main Concern" and "Hmm, Cows!" I think this is because those were my two most interesting posts and the people that commented on them could relate or disagreed with. My favorite post to write about was "Hmm, Cows!" This one is my favorite because my grandpa's house is my one escape. It's practically where I grew up and I have soo many memories on that farm. I liked that post because it was the easiest to write about. For my blogs that I have written I would say I have a huge variety of themes with by blogs because I go to serious and about the climate to my memories at my grandpa's and school dances and things I've been to and experienced. I aslo have four widgets on my blog. I think that's enough because I don't really need a ton of stuff crowding up my posts.

        I had my friend Kaela read my blog and several of my posts and she thought it was interesting and I made some good points. The blogs about school had captured her attention the most because it had brought back some memories and her experiences since she is in the same grade as me. She said that nothing was really distracting about the blog and it look pretty good how the layout was set up and what not. But she said if I wanted to improve my blog I could get more pictures, colors, fonts, just more of my personality in it to spice it up and become more appealing to my readers.

Friday, April 9, 2010

CC

I think that I should have a Creative Commons liscence. I don't want people spreading my pictures and stories around the world. I also don't want people making changes to the things I post. I don't want people to make copies of my work or make a profit on it either. Unless I were to give consent, I'm the only one that can change and do what ever I like with whatever I post. I really don't like to share and I don't want people taking credit for things I might've done, even if they make changes to it. I like things to be 100% origional. What do you think?

http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/2010/04/05/march-2010-challenge-5/

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Beasts of England

For our English class we had to sing Beasts of England which is what all the animals sing in the book, Animal Farm, by: George Orwell, after the rebellion. The book is about how the animals don't like the poor treatment they get from their owner, Mr. Jones, who is a drunk, so they gang up and kick Mr. Jones off the farm. They then take over all the chores and responsibilities equally but then when a certain pig, Napolean, starts to take more control over things and gets more power, he becomes their leader and ends up telling the animals exactly what to do. This song was sung to enspire the animals on Animal Farm and to keep them together and have the same beliefs.


Monday, March 22, 2010

What do you do in the DARK??

If the lights went out for about an hour, what would you do? When our power went out we all go and get flashlights and candles. We usually all gather around the table with a million candles we didn't even realize we had and then my mom reminds us not to flush the tolilet. After that we just go off on our own thing. My mom will usually read, my sister usually goes to bed, my brothers go on their laptops if they happen to be charged, and I usually go to bed or text on my phone. That's about all we do if the power goes out. Or if we are all in the same room and someone starts telling stories all of a sudden we will all be saying all the stories that have happend to us at work or school. What do you do when the power goes out?

http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/2010/03/21/march-2010-challenge-4/

Monday, March 15, 2010

Wisconsin!!

I live in Wisconsin! Home of the Hamburger! Also known for it's snow, dairy, and drinking =P. If you were to come visit me you would probably notice a lot of farms and cows and cheese. There's a lot of hicks here; I like to think that I'm not one but I'm sure compared to other schools I am. I love cheese and I love farms. So Wisconsin is a good place for me. I hate the city and I love riding my fourwheeler in open fields with the hot summer sun and the freshly planted corn.

http://bioinfo.bact.wisc.edu/themicrobialworld/DairyFarm.jpg << Picture of a farm you would probably see if you came to Wisconsin.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Using Pics..

When is okay to use pictures of yourself? I don't know. There is no right or wrong answer. You just have to remember that pictures and messages you upload onto the internet will always be there. So it's definately not something you should regret later on! Do I care what pictures you use? No. Not really. I would just say that any picture you use you want to make sure you wouldn't care if your friends saw it and then think if this is something you would be willing to show your parents or future employers. A picture can say a thousand words. Sometimes that's good and other times not so great. You have to be the one to decide.

http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/2010/03/06/march-2010-challenge-2/

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Myy Blogg..

I have been blogging for quite sometime now because, well, I have to. Every blog I've posted is because they were graded assignments. Do I care? Not really. Is my blog interesting? Ha. Depends on what you like to read. I usually just talk about what I have to. Most of the topics I've blogged are interesting I just couldn't tell you what I will be blogging in the future. Do I like blogging? I guess it depends. On some topics I like to voice my opinions and be heard; but for most I'd rather keep things to myself. I don't really like everyone reading all the things that go on in my life. But it doesn't really matter because I gave up caring. So I guess what ever floats your boat because it doesn't matter to me.

http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/2010/02/28/march-2010-challenge-1/

Friday, February 26, 2010

ScHoOl

My biggest hurdle in school is people that piss me off. It's hard to do my work and learn when they're obnoxious and won't shut up. I know there is nothing I can do so I just try and get through it and try to enjoy learning about music or math or small animal management. If I could learn anything right now it would be things that will further myself in being a veterinarian because that is what I want to do as my profession. If I could choose what I learned about in school it would be just about animals. When I get out of high school I would like to go to college at Iowa State University for my vet classes and all the other stuff I need. Five years from now I see myself living in a dorm room at Iowa State college making new friends and what not and trying to visit home when ever possible. I figure I would probably be studying a lot but definately finding time to party with my friends and take a break from school.

http://www.iastate.edu/   << Link for Iowa State University

http://homepages.sover.net/~lsudlow/ARvsAW.htm  << Link about animals and their rights.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

writing skills

Have I grown in my writing skill? Since then beggining of this year I think I have improved my writing a lot. I have definately gotten better with using writing techniques and have learned how to order my thoughts to create a better more suspense full story. I may not like writting papers, but I think I'm not that horrible at it and have definately improved!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico


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If I had to choose one place to go I would go to Mexico. I picked Cozmel because I asked Karlet, my best friend who is from Mexico herself, what is pretty and that's what she told me. I just want to go to a pretty beach in Mexico and realax by the ocean. All I really need is the sun and the sand and I'll be happy!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Creeper Cueren

So we have to right a blog about anything in English class and since I have no clue what to right I'm going to tell you about my creeper. There's this kid in my class and his name is Cueren. He is always creeping me and doesn't know how to right click on a mouse. He thinks he's talking to me but when he asks questions he answers all of them himself, so I don't know what he wants me to say. He is weird and he got a girl pregnant in our Biology class.The kid isn't born yet but when it is they're going to name it Wyatt Jr. He's really weird and I have to sit by him and I don't know what to do. So I'm just writing this blog and he's reading it and being...a creeper. That's my story about my creeper!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Goals!

What are some of my goals for school? Probably my biggest goal is to get straight A's and the highest GPA level I can acheive. Sounds lame, but for the college I want to go to it is extremely important that i succeed in high school. I hope to attend Iowa State straight our of high school, but it's really hard to get in right away like that. So if I don't, which is very likely, I'm going to attend a nearby college for four years and then hope to get in to Iowa. Getting straight A's can be very important for my future so I hope I can achieve some of my goals the best I can.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas Break (=

What did I do over Christmas break? Well, let's see here...I worked, hung out with friends, spent time with family, and decorated our house. I work in a bakery at a local grocery store, and we had a lot to do because of the holidays. With friends, we worked out, watched tons of movies, and spent the night at each other's houses. With my family, we had Christmas, and I had some birthday parties to go to. Break was so much fun and I'm sad it had to come to an end!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Who inspires me?

If I had to pick one person, that I can say I hope that's me someday, it would be my mom. She's always there for me when I need her and can count on her to be and she always has the right things to say. I can talk to her about anyting and can always count on her advice. I get along so easily with my mom because I can trust her with all my secrets or problems and then I don't have to hide anything from her. I hope someday when I have kids they can confide in me the way I do in my mom.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Erik Weihenmayer

Erik Weihenmayer is huge inspiration! Most people can't even climb Mt. Everest with the use of eyes, and he managed to do it while being blind. If that doesn't inspire you then I don't know what does. Because Erik sumited he has erased limitations that we think blind people are unable to meet. He has not only given the blind more goals and self confidence, but he has also given the people with sight more credit for the blind and made us realize that the boundries between those with sight and those without it may not even exist. Erik Weihenmayer made people with sight see clearly about those that are blind!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mt. Everest



This collage of pictures represents the friendship, love, and passion of Erik Weihenmayer's expedition up Mt. Everest. Even in his book Erik didn't focus on his accomplishment in clibing Mt. Everest whith the disability of being blind; he focused more on the support he had from all his friends.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Spider, or a Wasp?

Spiders are horrible, scary creatures. Wasps aren't much better but if I had to choose one, it would definately be a wasp. Some interesting facts about wasps, the digger wasp to be specific, is that 1. they live independently, unlike other wasps that live in colonies. 2. Some of these wasps are one inch long and completely black with iridescent blue wings. And 3. As implied by their names, these wasps live in the ground.

Monday, November 16, 2009

IS LIFE OKAY??

Think of a person. One person. Someone you idolize and apprieciate everything they've done. Image what effects they have had on the world and how they've changed and influenced it. Now, what if that person was gone. Think if that person's mom had gotten an abortion. They NEVER existed. Remember all those things they did that have helped us or entertained us; how they were brave when no one was. Now think off all the people we lose to abortion. What if one of those babies had the cure for cancer? What if they had an invention that could change your life? Now, I want to know who you were thinking of. What have they done with their life for the sake of others? Is abortion okay?? Let me know!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Digital Footprint..

I wouldn't say that my digital footprint is bad, but it's definately not good. I haven't put any bad pictures or said anything that I really regret that I can think of but I'm sure there's those couple of things that I wish I could make disapear. Like almost any teenager I do have a facebook and a myspace. I can't think of anything in particular that I'd beat myself up for ever posting but there's always those immature things I might have said a while ago. If anything, I'm probably the most worried about my e-mail. I don't remember ever sending anything bad or personal really, just some things if someone ever found I might be imbarrased about.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Where to spend a holiday..

Now I know my favorite holiday is Christmas but there is no way I would go vacationing around Christmas. Christmas is a time to be home and spent with your family, and besides, if I'm going vacationing I am not going some where it's cold. That's another reason why I wouldn't go vacationing around Christmas, because it just wouldn't be the same without snow! Hmm, so I guess my next favorite holiday would have to be the 4th of July. Where would I go? I have some cousins that live in Colorado and they tell us how amazing the firework show is down there with the mountains and such. So I would have to say I would like to go to Colorado Springs for the 4th of July.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

My FAVORITE Holiday!!

CHRISTMAS! My favorite holiday is Christmas, and not because of all the presents, but of course that is a plus =). I LOVE Christmas because I'm spending it with all of my family. I just love the traditions and parties and food! We have a handfull of traditions and just perks about Christmas and even winter itself, some little and some huge, and my favorite ones are going Christmas tree hunting with all my aunts and uncles and my grandma and grandpa, my family decorating the tree together, the overplayed Christmas music, ice fishing, snowman making, snowball fights and making forts, and of course the cheesy movies we sit down as a family together and watch like The Grinch. All of it is so exciting and probably the best part of Christmas is that there is no way you can be sad or depressed. Every one is always in a cheerful mood and so happy and just plain having fun!

It's a FANTASY! Use your Imagination =)

If you could have ONE day..Devoted entirely to whatever you desire..What would it be? Your own holiday. Me? Well I would have a day of me of course. Everyone celebrates me! Selfish? Yeah, maybe. Now I know what your thinking, don't you pretty much have that every year on your birthday? I guess, but this day is not going to be with just my family and friends. It's going to be national! There's going to be no school and no work what-so-ever on "My Day" because, c'mon, no time for that stuff when were celebrating me! There will be cheeseburgers for breakfast and candy for lunch. Presents for everyone, especially me! Movies and popcorn at the movies half price, but of course I'll get in free. That's what I would do if I could make my own holiday. What would you do?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

MY Main Concern..

**As a part of the student blogging challenge, I wrote a post for BAD 2009 on the topic of climate change.

Global Warming. Or should I say Global Climate Change. What is is? That would be my main concern. There's a catch though. Of course, I'm different then most, and you won't see me freaking and spazing out about our climate. Personally, I think it's a loud of CRAP! I'm sick of the news media and school saying how we need to change. Yes, we can stop polluting, yes, we can use more energy efficient technology, but we are taking such extream, rediculous precautions for something that is just cycling through our climate!!



According to (What's in a Name? Blobal Warming vs. Climate Change) To scientists Global Warming describes the greenhouse effect. Many scientist thought that humans could alter the climate. Yes, but what they didn't know is how. Either airborne particles (aerosols) would cause the climate to get cooler, or the greenhouse effect would cause warming. It all depended on what is more dominate. Now the consequences of the widescale changes right now being observed in Earth's climate system could be considerable. So why do we change the name Global Warming to Global Climate Change? The answer would be because Global Warming is not technically right. So what is Global Climate Change? To me the very vauge name given to explain currently what is happening to our climate is just pathetic. Global Climate change? Doesn't that pretty much describe any change in our climate what so ever? So technically any kind of change, whether its warmer or cooler, in our climate is "Global Climate Change."



The green house effect..Is our climate actually CURRENTLY getting warmer because of it? According to (Greenhouse Earth) Yes, but remember that the greenhouse effect is actually good too. Without it we would completely freeze and die.



Polar Bears..Are they dying and going extinct? NOO!!! Polar bears have produced RECORD LEVELS of their population. Populations are BOOMING! 5 TIMES as many polar bears today compared to 50 years ago! So why do we hear that they are dying? Are they on the endangered list?? Yes. Yes polar bears on the endangered list. The endangered list is a joke. Polar bears AREN'T on the endangered list BECAUSE they're endangered. They're on the list because 2 OUT OF 13 locations of main polar bear populations have in fact decreased. ONLY 2 OUT OF 13!!!! ALL the other locations have INCREASED, not only by a couple of bears, but by about 15 - 20,000 in each location! So tell me, HOW can polar bears be endangered, close to extinction, if they are BOOMING??
http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/06/another-blow-to-junk-science-polar-bear.html

Global Warming. Global Climate Change. Whatever you want to call it, none of which is fact. They're theories, correlations. I am not denying the fact that our earth currently is warming. It's the climate! We aren't going to have the same tempature every year. Things are going to change. Be different. Now all the hype about this is getting annoying! So tell me. Are these the same scientists that said we would have a third ice age?? Are these the same scientists that said if we went outisde while it was raining our skin would melt from the acid rain?? Are these the same scientists that said the o-zone layer would be completly gone within so many years. Scientists have been wrong before. And they are wrong again!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My SUMMER















Here are five pictures to explain my summer.
Donut - I work about 20 hours a week in a bakery
Pool - I'm on the swim team and have practice everyday
Paint Brushes - I love to paint and draw on my spare time
Farm - When ever I can go to my grandpa's I go and like to ride four wheeler
Computer Mouse - I spend a lot of time on the computer and talking to friends
*All pictures were from Morgue File

Hmm, Cows!


Cows. Not my favorite animal but when I see them I think back to when I was younger. I practically grew up on my grandpa's farm and I wouldn't have it any other way. I've had so many memories and experiences with my cousins and siblings that when my grandma and grandpa retired from farming and milking their cows some of those experiences died. It's not the same and never will be. At least they didn't sell all of their livestock and land so there still is cows to feed and land to ride four wheeler on. Definately is better then nothing!
http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/530691 - Used the picture of the cow from m
Morguefile.

Monday, October 5, 2009

CAMPING!!

http://www.greenlakecampground.com/mambo/ - Green Lake. The BEST campground ever! My family camps there for a week every June.
http://www.90percentattitude.com/scr/camping.jpg - Picture of a Camfire because that's where all the fun stuff happens.

Every year my family and I go camping. We usually take three trips in the summer. Of course though, my family's definition of camping is a little bit different then another's. When we go we're talking about six campsites, it's a huge family event of course, with campers, RVs, microwaves, fridges, air conditioners, and TVs. Yeah, that's right, we really ruff it! Things my family does together? EAT! Always. We start in the morning and don't really stop. We usually play volley ball, swim, go horse back riding, flee markets, and we always have a traditional chimney log!! We always have great stories to tell when the trip is over and have fun and every year. I never can wait for the next trip to take.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Other Bloggers

For English class I had to go to five other bloggers and comment about some of the things they wrote. The most interesting thing about this assignment was that the blogs I went on couldn't be from people from the US. I found reading others blogs that some people have different ways to things compared to how I do. To me some of these things sounded funny but then if you think about it, half of what I say people are probably laughing at too with my choice of words.

Friday, September 25, 2009

T*G*I*F

Today is homecoming and I'm really pumped. Everybody in our school looks rediculous, being dressed all in school colors and outragous miss match with tights and knee high socks, including me. TGIF! Can't believe it's Friday already!! Tomorrow is the dance and I can't wait. Then the weekend to enjoy with my friends, and my friend Holly's birthday!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

HOMECOMING =))

Im so excited for Homecoming on Friday and especially for the dance on Saturday. I love dancing and going to them with all my friends and am soo thrilled to spend the whole day with them. I have a really cute silver dress that fades in to black and is full of sparkles. It looks really cute on and can't wait to show it off! Dancing. I like to dance. Am I good at it? Who knows. lol I guess I could really care less on how much I may be embarrasing myself in front of the whole school because I'm having so much fun. Life's a dance you learn as you go. Sometimes you lead but sometimes you follow. Don't worry about what you don't know because life's just a dance you learn as you go!!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

this year's English..

English class..It's okay. Definately not one of my favorite classes but it's tolerable. I'd so much rather be in an art class or even algebra 2. I like math. English, not so much. It's easy though. I don't have any problems with it and this year we are doing some things that interst me more like blogging and pen pals. Definately better than other years where you read out of books and write papers constantly. Never any homework. Thats a huge plus. I have NO time for homework with the Swim Team and work and am suprised I can even manage the little bit I do get from other classes. Just gives me a little more time to talk to my friends. I can always use more time with my friends =))

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I'm AWAKE!

I'm awake, I'm alive
Now I know what I believe inside
Now it's my time
I'll do what I want 'cause this is my life
here, right now
I'll stand my ground and never back down
I know what I believe inside
I'm awake and I'm alive! =))

This is the chorus to Skillet's new song Awake, from their newest album. I really like the lyrics to this song and all of Skillet's songs because there is meaning and truth behind each well thought out piece. This song especially is meaningful to me because it represents how we are as people and how this is our life run by ourselves. No one else can have a say in what you do and how you do it. It's all up to you. You make your life. It's all whether you choose to make it worth living and desireable or go in other's paths.