Thursday, April 16, 2015

BOOKZ!

My mom and I went to Report Card Pickup Day at my school and I did really great in terms of grades. After that, we walked downstairs to the book fair and I got five books in all. They are.....

  1. My Little Pony: Pony Tales pt. 2
  2. Avengers Ultimate Factivity Collection
  3. Regular Show volume 1
  4. Adventure Time volume 4
  5. Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer's Edition
Now allow me to go in depth on them.

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic was so popular that it not only generated two films (the third one being an Equestria Girls film set to release this fall and a non-EQG film set for 2017), a collectible card game and most notably, a comic book. This one in particular is a collection of issues 4, 5 and 6 from the now-defunct Micro-Series. The first one has Fluttershy entering an art contest, the second one shows Pinkie trying to help her idol and the final one has Applejack hunting the Sass Squach during the Hearth's Warming Season.

I would have time to write more, but it's getting late. Seeya!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Canada

I don't know what to blog about, so I asked Jack and he said "Canada!"

This what I know about Canada:

maple syrup
hockey
French

My mom says that my Great Grandma Helen's family was from Montreal. I still have distant cousins there who speak French. That's very weird. My mom and dad took French in college, but they don't speak it anymore.

Monday, March 30, 2015

homework

So. Much. Homework. Tonight.

Current Events
4 pages of circumference problems
reading
blogging
something about an article
multiplication
researching the 2nd Continental Congress.

There goes my life.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Burundi!

My mom's friend Wendy is teaching nursing in Rwanda for a year. Rwanda is a country in Africa where they had a genocide (but not the one we read about in A Long Walk to Water) so they lost a lot of the people who were doctors and nurses. Wendy is there to teach people to be nurses at a hospital in the capital city.  Since she is in Africa, she gets to do a lot of things the rest of us can't do.

For example, she sent me and Jack a postcard from Burundi, which is a neighboring country. She said Burundi is going to have elections next year and there might be trouble, so she had to go now. According to wikipedia, Burundi is one of the 5 poorest countries in the world.

The other cool thing Wendy got to do was go to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and hang out with gorillas!. My mom showed me a picture where Wendy is in the picture, and there's a bunch of gorillas just lounging about behind her!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Camp Douglas

Camp Douglas was a prison camp from the Civil War, located on the south side of Chicago. Isn't it weird to think there was a Civil War orison camp this close by? I always think of the Civil War as happening far way, in the South. My uncle and his wife got married at a Civil War plantation in Mississippi -- that's what I think of when I think Civil War. But no -- there were confederate POWs on the south side of Chicago, near the University of Chicago.  I told my mom that I want to go to the cemetery and see the memorial some day.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Back to Hogwarts

I've been reading the first Harry Potter book recently for my Independent Reading Project lately after seeing all the movies and I really like it. I just finished the Diagon Alley chapter where Hagrid buys all of Harry's school supplies and I'm hoping to read more adventures of The Boy who Lived and his friends.

My brother is Potter-crazy and my entire family have seen the movies. Every summer, Jack takes one week where he reads all the books in a row. He eats, sleeps and reads Harry Potter. I don't know if he will have time to do that this summer. He's going to Greece and Rome to look at archeological sites, the Vatican, and other old stuff.

Plus, I would like to see the spin-off/prequel film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Overall, I'm excited to see what happens.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Bloggy Blog Blog

Will it ever be warm in this town again? It feels like it won't.  Things are dire in this town. There's a mayor election run off, Patrick Kane has a broken clavicle, which is the collarbone, and we have tests to take for the next 2 months. Yuck.

Mom asks if there is anything good in our lives? Alas, no. There is nothing good, I say. We asked Jack if he agrees and he said "reality is an a priori construct. Nothing is good, we're all going to die." I have no idea what he is talking about, but he is probably right.