Woodles and Ruben!!

Dear No One,

So guess what!! I just love the look of two exclamation points. Anyways, tommorow a puppy is coming to our house!! His name I Ruben, and he is SO. STINKIN. CUTE!!!! He is a Woodle, which is the most hypoallergenic dog in the world. If you know me, you’ll know I’ve always wanted a doggo. I’ve got bunnies now, but you know what they say, the more the merrier! You’ll also know that my dad is SUPER allergic to a bunch of animals. So for a while we’ve been researching woodles. They’re half wheaten terrier half poodle, hence the doodle part. A couple weeks ago, my mom contacted a Woodle breeder.(I know it’s generally not great to get animals from breeders, but this is a special exception, ok. Don’t get me wrong, some day I would love to go rescue a little somebody, but for a Woodle it’s not possible.) Anyways, they hooked us up with a family who’d recently adopted one of their puppies, and we got to meet him!! We went to go play in the dog park with him, and my dad only got allergic when some other dogs came in to play. So tomorrow, Rubens owners are going to come to our house and drop him off, so we’ll have a puppy for a couple hours!!!! IM SO EXCITED:3 We’re hoping that if some of Ruben’s hair gets in our home that we’ll be able to tell better if my dad is allergic. Obviously, I really hope he’s not. Ruben is such a sweetie, and apparently all woodles have that sort of temperament. He was super sweet and friendly but he also loved to run around and play with toys. He was very smart and they’d already taught him lots of tricks!! Here’s a pic of Ruben if u want to see him, but it’s not the best picture of what he really looks like. Ok anyways byyyyyeeee.

6th Grade

Bun bun bun

Okay, so our teacher asked us to write a blog post about our 6th grade year. Welp have fun reading if you even do that sort of thing.°Д°

Okay, I’m just going put this out there. To be honest, 6th grade was not my favorite. For starters, I had a terrible schedule. I had literally one class with my best friends and it was PE.  And, to top it off, my two besties had almost all their classes together. Bruh. But, outside of school, things were mostly fine. Oh, forgot to say, I got into the same advisory as one of my best friends for the first time in the FIVE YEARS we’ve been friends. I felt really bad though because one of my other friends had like nobody she was friends with in her advisory. Well here’s a list of some stuff I did this year.

Learned to make sushi with my friends
GOT BUNNIES
Helped my brother choose a college
Had to go to like 5 million college tours(¬_¬)
Went to Chile
Had tons of school work
Got sick
Went to Canada
Went skiing

Argued with everyone about literally everything possible

Listened to music

And some other stuff

One of my favorite things about a class I had in fifth and sixth grade, French, was our ‘study days’. We never actually studied. I mean, unless you count being super overly competitive about Quizlet match. I usually studied with two of the boys in my class. We did some crazy stuff. They really liked to have marker wars. Ya know, with the expo markers for the whiteboard? We also just talked about random stuff. I’m really going to miss our French class. Next year, we’ll have a different teacher, Madame Engebretsen. She already knows me from study hall, soooooo… I hope I’m at least with my friends.

A fun project we did in science was making these little houses out of cardboard boxes. To be sciencey, we made them have electricity. Instead of a house, we turned ours into a restaurant. It had a sort of doorbell like thing, where if you open the door it activates a buzzer, and of course some generic lighting made of LEDs. We didn’t totally finish, but it was still fun to learn about how all the stuff worked, and to make tiny furniture and stuff.

A super-duper fun thing a did this year was get my bunnies! If you haven’t already, go read that post if you want to. Right now, they’re still fighting, but it’s getting much better. Maybe I’ll just make a whole other post on Stormy and Cloudy.

Oh, also I started watching Riverdale. I didn’t know where to put this.

(Those are Riverdale characters if you didn’t know)

Okay, I’m also supposed to talk about now. Well, quarantine is not fun, but I have it better than most. I have a next door neighbor who is less than two years older. I’m not allowed to go in their house, but I can still see her. I wish it was the other way around, because it’s SO HOT. Bleh. A good thing about quarantine is that my brother is home with us. He goes to Duke, so I see him more than most people see their college students, but not that much. I do feel bad for him though because there’s no one in our neighborhood his age. 🙁 Also, I get to eat lunch and play games with my parents. Schoolwise, now we don’t have as many partner projects or labs or anything, so I don’t get to do anything with my friends.

Overall, 6th grade was fine. I could list more reasons but those are private. I know I’m supposed to say now that even though there were some hard things, sixth grade was still pretty good. But was it though? Maybe for you. Regardless of everything else, I’ll still miss my advisory and some teachers. But I’m excited about summer because I can stay up late. Yay. Also, I’m still supposed to go to sleep away camp, sooo. I don’t know what I’m going to do during the rest of summer though.

Aa help the radiator

Omg, the radiator is buzzing like crazy I’m scared. I think it’s growling at me help. Oh, it stopped thank goodness. AAH NO IT STARTED AGAIN. I’m just imagining like cartoon style, my grave, and it says RIP Leah S.(sorry I’m not allowed to use my full name) death by evil radiator monster. Ah, what is going on with me? I think I’m going insane. Also, can you put a video in here? I don’t think so. Also, I think the radiator would eat me if I recorded it. THERE MUST BE NO PROOF OF THE SUPERNATURAL ALL POWERFUL RADIATOR MONSTER!! Ok, this is why everyone thinks you’re weird. Which I am. °Д°(¬‿¬) ok bye

That’s my radiator

Cosmic/ Roller Coaster

Okay so our teacher asked us to make  a blog post on this thing we did for Language Arts. IN CLASS oops I had caps lock on we’ve been reading this book called Cosmic, by a guy named Frank Cottrell Boyce. Wait I want to know do you say it like hours or ares. So the book is really about a kid who got stuck in space, but there’s a lot about roller coasters in it. So, our teacher asked us to do this project where we designed our own roller coaster. Mine is called The Bunny Bounce, cause it’s shaped like a bunny, also BUNNIES. Oh btw my bunnies are becoming friends again. Yey. Just thought I’d add that in there. I’m going to put in the paragraph advertising it, and also a pic.

Welcome to the Bunny Bounce, the newest roller coaster Universal Studio’s Dreamworks Park! This ride will give you the thrill of the century. C’mon, I know you can’t resist hopping into an adorable Carrot Car. This ride has two very steep drops, on the ‘ears’ of the rabbit, both at a 79 degree angle, and goes upside-down 2 times. This ride is made of Green painted steel pipes that stretch for 1.7 mi. This ride goes at a relatively fast speed of 84 mph, and has a G-force of 1.3. For safety reasons, The Bunny Bounce is only available to those 54 in. or taller. Come check out The Bunny Bounce, even the sight of it is sure to scare living carrots right outta you.

I don’t know why it’s in Dreamworks park but none of the other sections fit. Maybe it’s a Peter Rabbit ride. Was that even Dreamworks? I think it might’ve been Warner Bros. Eh, it doesn’t really matter. Oh also, the carrot car is organic. I wrote organic on the side, but it doesn’t really show up. Oh also, if you look closely, the people I drew in the car are wearing bunny ears, so you get complementary bunny ears if you go on the ride. It’s a built in souvenir. Well anyways, bye!

Things I Want To Do After QuArAnTiNe

OK so I didn’t know what to write about so i just did this. Also can you plz comment read this is you read this its for an experiment. I hope I don’t have to explain what I’m doing. First of all, ThE tItLe, also I’m writing on a computer and its kind of annoying because its not auto correcting anything. OK here’s a list

go to Dashi and then the parlor with my friends (look them up :p)

go to my friend’s houses

watch a movie together

go camping together

go out for a fancy dinner

go to Target

go to the pool

go to the beach

go to over yonder (look up)

bake/cook with my friends

go to a party

go to a concert

plan redo birthday parties

have a bake sale

jump on my friends trampoline

play with my friends dogs/cats/bunnies why didnt i just say pets

TrAvEl ANYWHERE

build a tree house with my friends

go to target I think I already said that eh

go to Michaels

paint squishies with my friends

get the rest of my stuff from school

EXIST AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH

Quarantine Whatsawhat

This is a Google Earth Photo of the house
This is a Google Earth Photo of the house

 

During quarantine I’ve done a lot, including fight with my brothers, snuggle my bunnies, go in the hot tub, play video games, listen to music, read, watch tv, bike, eat snow cones, play cards, shower, play with my brothers, eat, cook, draw, sew, color, wish I had a puppy, and walk. The one I’m going to be focusing on is walking, which at first I had in the middle of the list but then moved it to the end so it would look more important. So pretty much every day, my neighbor and I go on walks. Sometimes, they’re just a few minutes, other times, they go on for over an hour. Sometimes we bring her dog, but she’s getting older and has arthritis doesn’t like to walk very long. Usually we just walk through our neighborhood. Sometimes we see people we know. It seems two boys in our neighborhood had the same idea, as we saw them walking yesterday. Sometimes, we walk to things. One time, we went to the Pauli Murray memorial and saw her old house and a bunch of signs about her. Yesterday, we went to the big old sort of creepy house. There are actually two houses. You go through the big gate at the front, then through a little wooden door and across the yard, up to the driveway of the big house. They are both the same style, white with red shudders and greenish accents. The big one looks a little like a hotel. It’s like the Morrehead Hill Biltmore. Except a lot smaller. A LOT. It used to belong to one of the Dukes daughters, but she died five years ago. So anyways, you’re not allowed inside, for obvious reasons. I wish they’d left the fruniture inside. It was probably really old and cool, but now there’s literally nothing. The wallpaper and fireplace are still there though. Ok, you thought that was cool, well I don’t know if you that that was cool, but anyways, this is also really cool. I don’t want to say it’s even cooler, because, I don’t know, I feel like the house deserves some credit too, right? OoOkKk, so the next thing I’m going to talk about is the pool. That’s right, this house had a pool. Well, it’s still there, but it’s not in use. At least, I don’t think it is. It is still filled with water, which would be really gross if no one came to change or put chemicals in it. I really don’t know. There was no one there… I guess it’ll just remain a mystery. Unless someone knows. Ok, but the weirdest thing about the pool is the cover. You know in the winter when you drive by the pool and it has that tarpy looking thing over it? This was like the polar opposite. They’d truned their outdoor pool into an indoor pool, but using the cover! Imagine you kind of squished the Sydney Opera house a little, that’s what the sober looked like. It was really weird. You can even open this little door flap thingy and stuck your head inside, which I don’t recommend doing cause it smells really bad, but you’ll probably ever actually see it, because maybe you’re reading this from China or somewhere else far away. Or maybe you’re not reading at all. That’s more likely for the majority of the world. But we’ll, if you just read this, you ARE reading this. Ha! I need to stop. Ok, then by the pool there’s this weird little building, kind of like a snack shack I guess. They probably didn’t us either as a snack shack though. You don’t know what they used it as. Well, anyways, then you go up this set of stone stairs and to the tennis courts, which aren’t really tennis courts anymore because the nets are gone and the ground is covered in leaves and stuff. Ok, then you can go back to the yard, and there a cute little pathway with this pretty arch thing. There’s also a big power outlet which kinda ruins the look, but it’s not that big. Then, you walk in fort of the house again, and to another arch thing. Ok, this is probably my favorite part. If you walk through the arch, you come into this section of gardens but it’s super weird. There are a bunch of vertical bricks sober iron the ground it this weird pattern. There’s a big circle in the middle, and the four more quadrants that are sort of squares inverted in the side they face the circle. I saw it and I’m like woah, earth, fire, water, air. And my neighbors like, “Omg maybe we can summon Elsa like in Frozen 2!” I laughed so hard. But seriously. That place is magic. They definitely used it for some kind of ritual. I WANNA DO MAGIC. Man I’m crazy. Ok, back to the house. Then, you walk through the yard, and there are a bunch of old sheds. One of then was open, so I peeked in. There were just some paintings and some pots. Then, you reach the end of the property. You can either shimmy under the gate like a bandit, which would have been kinda cool, but my neighbor didn’t want to, so we just walked out down the drive way. Yeah, that’s the big, old, kinda creepy house.

Window

Hi so this is just going be me looking out my window and thinking, and then typing my thoughts. Okay.

I see my neighbor’s house. I wish I could go over there. We can only go in each other’s yards. I mean, I know I’m really lucky to have my neighbor, but still. I see the tree I climbed yesterday. You can get sooo high up. I only figured out how to do it a couple days ago, so it’s still pretty exciting. I see our old lamp post thing. I miss NY. I’m glad we don’t live there now though. I see the CPI sign in my neighbors yard. It’s really red. I wonder what CPI stands for. City Police…. Invoice? I don’t know. I see our road. Not that interesting. I wish they would pave our other road. OMG A CAR. There are never cars. I mean, there were never really that many cars cause we live in a really little neighborhood, but now there are like no cars. AND THERE WAS A CAR! Is it going to rain. I kind of hope so. I really like running in the rain. I go running with my neighbor. I do like everything with my neighbor. Well, except for everything inside, and school. So not everything. Everything is so GREEN. Our whole neighborhood is green now. Well except for…. Okay we don’t need to do that. Even my neighbor’s house is green. Ish. There’s a crack in this window. It’s not very big though. It’s probably fine. Or not DA DA DUUUUUHHH. That reminds me of this thing we did in second grade. I’m not going to explain. I might later if anyone cares that much, but most of the people who read these went to second grade with me, which is the majority of the world, but…. I’m just going to stop now. Okay fine it was that thing where the visiting author came and then there was this picture book with a red pen and then this guy hid in a trashcan and said da da duhh. That probably made it even more confusing. Yay! I wish we had a mailbox like my neighbor’s. Their’s has fake wood around it and a red flag. Ours is literally a metal box attached to the front of the house. It’s supposed to have a quill dipped in ink on it, but it honestly just looks more like a vacuum cleaner. Oooo a bird. Aw it flew away 🙁 It’s getting a little windy. I like wind though. Oh it stopped. Yey. This seems like a lot. Oh there’s this artist who made a creature called an Alot, so that people remember it’s two words. CAUSE IT IS OK GET IT RIGHT. Jeez calm down. Okay. Please please please reply, I’m tryna get to 2,00 subs!! No. I don’t even have YouTube. Okay bye.

Corona Kindness

 

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During self isolation, we might be mad, or sad, or frustrated. I myself am all three of those. But while this may seem hard and annoying, we have to remember to stay positive. Think about your parents and grandparents, who lived and fought through wars. All were being asked to do is sit on a couch and be patient. Try to think about something kind someone did for you. For me, pretty much everyday, I go see my neighbor. We are not allowed in each other’s houses, but our parents still let us play outside together, which is especially kind since her mother is a doctor. Whose parents are still going to work? My mom is. She still makes dinner when she comes home. My dad works from home, and he comes up and checks on us, makes us breakfast, and eats lunch with me. What kind actions have you done? What have you seen others do? Comment below please!!

Late Start 2/19/20

Patti Donnelly

So my school does these things called late starts and you probably know what that means. We have them once a month, and this post is about February’s. So on late start days, there are no classes, so we do other stuff. Yeah. So this time we had a visiting author and then we went to the Nasher. The author’s name was Scott Reintgen (pronounced Rankin if you want to know). He has written several books, including the middle grade novel Saving Fable, as well as the Nyxia series, and his newest series, Ashlords. That’s the one he told us about. He has already written the second book, called Blood Sworn, but it’s not out yet. He was really funny. I’ll explain the book if you want to know. It was really good. I read it in like three days. Not that high a bar for me but still. Anyways, you know how we have the Olympics? I’m going to assume you do. So in the world in Ashlords, their Olympics are the Races, where they races these magical horses called Phoenixes. I’m also going to hope you know what Phoenixes are. So basically, like a regular Phoenix, they die at the end of the day (not all bird Phoenixes die at that time) every day, and turn into ashes. BUT, there’s a twist. WoAh. You can put these different powders in the ashes that make different kinds of horses. So you could have a glowing horse, or a horse with spikes on its shoulders. It was really good.

Okay, moving on to the Nasher. To be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of art museums, which you might think is weird because I love art. I like making it, not spending five hours analyzing other people’s work. The Nasher was interesting but a little weird. We looked at all these old paintings, and then some new paintings, and then some 3D stuff. There was this really weird sculpture that had sort of a whale head and the hole things was made of buttons. I think it was a costume. I feel like it would’ve been really heavy though. Then we went back to school and went home. NOPE! We watched Hidden Figures in Madame Moore’s room. She teaches French so we call her Madame. It means Mrs. Well anyways, I had a fun time that late start, even if the Nasher was kind of boring. For me, at least. I would definitely recommend Ashlords and Scott Reintgen in general to everyone, especially if you enjoy fantasy. Leave a reply please!