Thursday, March 29, 2007

My favorite place in the whole world.

R - travel agent or real estate agent
A - possible consumers (travellers or buyers)
F - advertisement brochure
T - My favorite place in the whole world.

My favorite place in the whole world is quiet and relaxing, but at the same time exploding with life. There are no busy trucks laying on their horns or those annoying people who believe revving their engine will gain them respect. The people around seem to understand this is the same way I do and are fairly quiet. There is noise, but it is all natural; crickets chirping, horses galloping, and many other critters skittering about. I love to stop and admire a certain type of bug I see (or at least sense) since it takes on an array of different hues to better match its environment. I still don't know the bug, but it first took me by surprise when I was making a beautiful bouquet of wild flowers and the flower moved! The leaf just up and left, so I screamed and threw the arrangement of flowers into the air and ran, only to find one on my arm. By then it was turning yellow, attempting to blend in with my skin I think, and I just watched it as it watched me. Besides these creatures, I like donkies. Apparently they like me too (maybe just my carrots and celery) because everytime I visit at least one will chase me. Once I had to run backwards, chucking carrots at its head as it stampeded towards my full bag of vegetables. When I was just about out of energy, I decided to share with my brother and tossed him the bag. The saying stubborn as a mule fit this guy, since he chased my brother instead. After our fun with our two favorite mules, "Bartholomule" and "Bradley", there were still many things to do.

When I'm in the right mood, I like to write poems or draw. The trees looming over our old wooden cabin with a worn dirt path down the hill to a clearing of flowers put me in one of those moods. As the light filters through the trees and little boys run around lofting the badmitten back and forth, I love to sketch the scenery. If I travel down the worn path, past the clearing of flowers, the wise old horses, and the river with stepping stones, I can find a hidden lake that is just amazing. Two little boys and my brother lead my there are begged to go fishing. I agreed, but we lacked a fishing pole. We scavanged for sticks and found some old fishing line and made a makeshift pole, tying it all up with tall grass. Our bait was some large bug one of the boys stabbed and our hook was a curved piece of glass. To our disappointment, none of the fish liked out bait. I couldn't let down those three hopeful boys, so I stood on a log that washed up on shore and scanned the water carefully. I then spent around three hours attempting to catch a crawfish. I was so fed up that I made a net with my sock and nabbed a monstrous thing. We carried it up the path and took a souvenir photo before letting it back home. I drew the crawfish, the log, a frog, and some flowers that day. It was so inspiring.

My favorite place in the world is somewhere I wish I could go more often. It is close to many amazing places to hike and rock climb, both of which I love. There are small towns with nifty coffee shops and restaurants where they know everyone's first and last name. Someday I would like to go there for a long time instead of only a week, but the effect of relaxation can last so long even with that short amount of time. It's just a great get-away.

Monday, March 19, 2007

~Spring Break~

(Role) - You
(Audience) - Mr. Hatten, the class and the World Wide Web
(Format) - Blog
(Topic) - Your Spring Break and comments about third trimester

Spring Break was too short. I usually don't care for breaks because I like being at school with all my friends, but this was nice. On Thursday after school I babysat a monster-child and made $12 for two and a half hours. Friday was a nice day to relax and sit around playing video games. Saturday and Sunday I went for a walk around Como with my dog. Saturday he was shaggy (he never lets us groom him) and Sunday he looked brand new because we shaved him (against is will). He's super cute now. We received a lot of compliments. Monday afternoon I ran around Target with my mom and brother. Tuesday I actually went out of the house! I went to Caribou with Sarah and Rebecca and we stayed until they closed, then went over to Bruegger's (a bagel place where my mom works) and sat around with their closing crew. I didn't anything but sit on the computer and play my guitar Wednesday. Oh yeah... I went to the mall and got more Caribou and some new earrings. Thursday Sarah came over and we rented 5 movies (Flushed Away, Borat, The Prestige, The Da Vinci Code, and Flags of Our Fathers) and watched all of them until Friday afternoon. That night I had a birthday party for my friend Ashley and we stayed up all night playing charades, some Family Feud Super Nintendo game from the 80's, eating sugar, and dancing like the Boohbas(there were even five of us). I woke up, ate more sugar, played duck, duck, grey duck in my swimsuit outside in the cold, and went swimming at the Shoreview Community Center. We ate cake and stuff until 12:30 am Sunday when I left and got home. Even though I had no sleep, I had to wake up early and paint my room... which I didn't know I was going to be doing because my parents asked me in my sleep and picked a color out for me. It turned out all right though. I just cleaned Sunday and played my guitar.

Although I missed Spring Break, I was looking forward to school and finding out who was in my new classes. I think I liked last trimester better, but I'll just have to get used to it.