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The Transition: From Summer to School

By admin · August 21, 2009 · Filed in Uncategorized · No Comments »

The hardest part about summer is when it ends. When the impending doom of the school year hangs upon you like a heavy cloud. However, there are silver linings. When you’re in school you can make new friends. You get to socialize once again, and get a taste of the real world. Plus, it’s easier to not be lazy while in school. I love summer, but nothing beats the feeling of going into your first day of school just to get lost and the teacher sends a search party after you. The point is, even when something good is ending, doesn’t mean we have to go into prisoner mode, it just means we need to find the good in the new. Once you find it you’ll be golden.


How to get something you want from your parents:

By admin · August 6, 2009 · Filed in Uncategorized · No Comments »

Sometimes you want something from your parents that you know you’re going to have to fight for just to get it. It could be a pet, or a game, it doesn’t matter what it is, but what does matter is that you don’t mess up the entry. The most important part of the prize is that you don’t permanently mess up your chances getting it, or else all is lost. First what you do is take a strength, whether it be writing, speaking, any sort of strong social skill you have, and use it to your advantage. Then you make your parents laugh because of this item. Lastly, you make your final stand, and you don’t pester them about it. You let them make the move. Sometimes you have to use reminders, but don’t overbear them, or else there will be no point. Here’s a letter I wrote to my mom explaining why I should get a bearded dragon. I wrote this four years ago when I was twelve, and I was given permission to get one because of this very letter.

Dear Mom,

What’s small, comes in red, orange, golden, or brown, has a tiny small spiky beard, and is one of the most popular lizards on the face of the planet? A bearded dragon of course!

I really want a bearded dragon because it’s not the type of animal that needs a lot of attention. Tigger (Our old Chihuahua) needs a little more attention then a bearded dragon would. He needs to be played with, needs to have his cage cleaned everyday, and he sheds almost everywhere. Bearded dragons don’t make annoying yapping noises. It’s just a whole lot more work. And when you think about, you won’t ever have to touch him, hold him, or look at him. It won’t be that hard when I go to dad’s house either because all it will need is food, water, and a hot light. It will also give me a little more responsibility.

The dragon will cost 50$ to 60$ depending on the dragon. Then there’s the cage, the food, the habitat, and the light. Now I know that it’s kind of expensive, but it’s less money then Ashley’s(My Sister) American girl doll. It can be my big gift this year for Christmas. I even picked a name if I get one. I’ll name it Rygless. Please Consider. Love Dalton

Getting a Girl to Notice You

By admin · August 3, 2009 · Filed in Uncategorized · 3 Comments »

Getting a girl to notice you is easy, the problem is getting her to notice you so that she doesn’t think you’re a loser. There are thousands of ways to do this; you just have to find the one that works best for you. You have to do something that the girl will like. I personally like using compliments when I first meet a girl and I’m trying to catch her attention. Compliments are good because girls love to hear how great they are. Once they notice you, all you have to do is become their friend and you’re set. Other ways involve being really good at something, having a main common interest, and so on. Like I said you have to find the one that suits you. As for the girls side, you don’t really need to worry about guys noticing you. Just be yourself and let the guys come to you.



By admin · August 3, 2009 · Filed in Uncategorized · No Comments »

A lot of times you’ll go to places where they have people that hold the peace. At a pool, they have highly trained lifeguards who will end up saving your life someday, but their main job is to make sure you stay out of trouble. The problem is sometimes lifeguards can be mean about it so that you feel more rebellious than like listening to them. Most people who are trying to keep you safe are like that. Cops are the same, when you see a cop the image is of a mean giant of a man who never smiles and gives tickets for no reason. The thing you need to remember is that these people aren’t trying to be mean, they’re just trying to do their job. I find that when I feel like someone is being inconsiderate of my feelings that I need to remember they most likely aren’t trying to. Could they improve in their leadership skills? Most likely, but it’s not our place to worry about them, so I find that there is no point in having a crappy attitude just because some lifeguard got mad at me for diving in too soon. Just try to listen and stay happy.


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