OH MY GOD. Today I possibly played in he best basketball game I ave ever played in. Actually that isnt that special given I've only played in a few, but it was glorious. For all of you that were there, you know.. And a lot of people did come out so thank you. Let me summarize it for you. We were down 10 with 7 minutes left. Now, most of you that know me know I'm not a quitter, but at this point I was thinking about it. But, with some pump up words from mr r, we were ready to go. We fought back and won the game by 6 points. A comeback for the ages. It was a great day today, one that I won't forget in a while.
Well I was so excited when it was announced that we had no school today. I spent the night at Nicks house and wen sledding for a couple hours, played some Fifa, the usual. I came back realizing I actually had to do homework, which I am not going to lie, was a very tough realization. But I got through it, and it was a very good two days with no school.
Well I woke up this morning to two GREAT things. Number one, there is snow everywhere, and to me it looks like there is a pretty good chance of a snow day tomorrow! The other great thing is that by some miracle my power is on. I was not expecting this what so ever. I am so glad because I was worried that I would run out of batteries of everything and not be able to do anything, even homework. So even though I just woke up, it is already a great day.
Well as most of you probably did, I heard the snow day was happening so I came home and did pretty much nothing all day except for watch tv, and that's about it. The snow is unreal right now, and I'm hoping for a snow day Tuesday and Wednesday. But for now I am just chilling, doing nothing really.
Sorry this is so late, but believe it or not I have no time to do this on Friday. So let's rewind to then. It was a pretty solid day, I had got back my math test which, to be honest, was not as bad as I though it would have been. Then when school was over I sadly had pro go to soccer practice instead of going to the dance, but when you make a commitment you have to go. Luckily for me I went to the Flames game afterwar
Well I guess I am supposed to write another blog post right now. To be honest right now I am a little nervous between my WW Fenn piece and the math test I just had. The WW Fenn is hard for me, as I said yesterday, and memorizing was almost impossible. I can barely memorize anything, and I'm not sure I'll even have to recite it today or not. And then the math test was very hard, and I'm not sure what I will get on that one. I'll get it back tomorrow and I will see then. Later today will probably be some gossip girl, and some homework and the usual stuff. Well I guess that's that...
So far it has been a very weird day to say the least. Coming home from school I had not thought I had much homework, barely any actually. I then realized I had to memorize some of my WW Fenn piece that I had re selected about an hour before, and I had a math test the next day. Well, as always i had remembered that I am terrible at memorizing anything. And to be honest at this point those 30 seconds seem like they will be an eternity. I still have to memorize some more, even though I have been working for so long already. On a positive note though, I am very excited for the one minute to get rid of it tomorrow. But for to it, it is memorizing and more memorizing, this could be a long night...
I realize this is a very late entry, but I was just reminded by Fitz on schoology that I needed to do this. My day was fairly simple English wise, I caught up on all my assignments and worked a little on the one minute podcast. On other news I knocked off four, yes four new episodes of gossip girl. Wow, it was a solid day. The reason I was able to do so is because I did my homework at school, before I got home. Trust me guys, I would recommend it, it helps a lot.
White flakes hit the ground
Piling up, up, up,
Like a little kids Mount Everest
Parents sneak downstairs quite as a mouse
Place the presents under the tree
Santa has came!
Bulls rush down the stairs
Knocking over everything on their way
Stopping at nothing
Time to relax
Like a sloth in a tree
Watching survivor for 6 hours straight
The season comes to an end
Just like the relaxation
Ready to end
The other guys:
The cool breeze fills the air
The other guys are coming
What is about to happen
Coming to our house
On our turf,
With our fans
They are done.
Still isn't enough
We don't care who is in our way
The other guys
Will be sent home today
The flying chair:
Sit down quick,
The flying chair is about to take off.
You may be here long.
It's gets colder and colder
As you go up,
Make sure you are warm.
There may be some stops on the way,
But it will keep going.
You may think you will fall,
Just lean back, you will stay.
You can finally see the peak,
So get ready to jump off
The flying chair.
The whistle blows
Like a piercing in the air
Hitting your ears.
The ball begins to move,
Up and down like clockwork.
The feeling is like no other
Pressure on your shoulders
Like the whole world is on top of you
Don't mess up,
It could cost you a lot
I have never personally been a big fan of writing poetry. Which sort of comes to a shock to me when I first think of it, because I do love to free write, and write about what I want to. But it comes to the point when something can be to free. Poetry has no limits, no rules, and most importantly, no rubric. This is the challenge I face while writing poetry. For myself, when writing I need some sort of direction. It does not matter what it is, or small it is, or anything of that matter. I just need to know what I am doing. So this assignment was very hard for me. I found myself blanking for long periods of time, not knowing what to write about. Or not knowing how to write. When for me, I usually just write. But what can I say, I am not a poet. My mind does not think in the way a poets mind thinks, and my writing does not resemble a poets writing. And to be frank, I am okay with that. It's just something I may have to live with over this poetry assignment, and it may be a fairly irritating one. I guess we will see what happens.
At the. Moment I am planning to do "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou. While looking for poems that were short enough for me to not freak out, yet still meet the 2 minute requirement I came to this, and realized how good of a poem it is. And the best part, it's not too long! You can expect me to be reciting this for WW Fenn, but that still is not a promise
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.
Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history's shame
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.