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Salutations once again good friends. Have fun trying to get rid of me.

So since by now we should know each other like the back of our hands, and using just a little bit of physic talent I can read your mind right now.

Allow me to demonstrate?

Right now you are thinking, “let’s play a game”. See, a screen does not need to define the way that you know a person. Let me break it to you. Unfortunately to your dismay, you may find out that I am not physic. I simply have a large brain.

I am assuming that if you stuck around this blog for longer than 30 seconds, then you would find out that I have a soft spot for games. And being able to tolerate all my nonsense about them, then you must too.

You know what else I know, if we have something in common then we enjoy actually doing something with our brains. So rather than me rambling on forever, let me propose a crazy fact: we just do it. This message was not sponsored, nike this is your cue.

What universal holiday are we coming up to

1. Valentine’s day

2. The birthday of the assistant publisher of Harry Potters child’s babysitters half cousin

3. The birthday of a very popular guy who got so popular that he was killed for being so popular which only made him more popular

If you guessed any of the above, wow you must be a guru, because your chances were slim. Even though just made my inspiring talk of the day on ow well we know each other, why don’t I test that theory. Which of the above is my favourite holiday?

If you guessed Saint Patricks day, then you are correct! I am a sucker for… you know on second thought Christmas may be a more abbreviated choice.

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

Thank you oxford dictionary. Nike has still not contacted me, so if you ever need a sponsor anywhere in the future.

How am I doing at this whole “cutting down” thing. Couldn’t agree more.

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Wow, that was a mouthful. In case you had an issue reading the last statement, we are going to be having a little bit of Christmas fun, and Reintegrating Scintillating is going to get a makeover. You may notice some changes in the wallpaper, brought to you by google images (cough*still don’t have a sponsor), and I will attempt to add a Christmas clock.

To me, Christmas is about good times in he snow. But this may differ by person. In case you don’t know who Jesus is, he was a holy christian messiah who was born on December 25th in a manger. Apparently this dude was sent down by god, and people got really happy, and rejoiced him for being a pacifist.

Recently, the PLP 8 class has been learning about religion, which I will post about in a good minute, and just a couple days ago we got to visit a Catholic Church. Now as an atheist going indide of one for the first times, I found this to be a pretty nea expeirience, and an intresting way to learn about culture. But one of the most intresting facts that was stated, was that jolly old man that we call Santa Claus, actually used to be a saint. His name was Saint Nick, and he was known for giving gifts to the young and the poor. Later when Catholicism migrated into the Western Hemisphere, and the holiday became widely North American, he was christianed Santa Clause. All of this time I thought that sonata was. Purely created myth for young children.

Merry Christmas to all, come back and check later what has been bettered on my, blogater?

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“Good morning, and I case I don’t see ya, good afternoon good evening and good night” ~ the Truman show

The talk show for those with a short attentio-oh look there is a bunny

Alright ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the pilot for the most incredibly interesting talk show ever. If you have been tuned in science last commercial break, you would know that around here we really know how to conduct a talk show, we have been doing it since 1453 BCE. So if you have been yearning for a short show that appease syour short attention span, then you may have stumbled upon the perfect channel. Here on the six second talk show we, oh well folks that looks like all of the time we have. Please be reminded that no matte how long the host or hostess speaks for, at the six second mark they will be cut o-

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Today we will be gong behind the scenes and learning abut the works behind the six second talk show. Where our hilarious host got her inspiration, and where she continuously gets all of this incredible wit from. Ally, what was your idea behind the creation of the 6STS?

Ally: Well I have been a dreamer all of my life, and I have idolized all of the incredible thinkers of our generation. Zuckerburg, Schrute, Musk. And since my very early ages I have wanted to make a difference, and find a way to deeply impact those with short attention spans- oh ok there is a pretty bird

Wow, that is incredible touching. Was there any particular event that inspired you to take action?

Ally: I am very enthusiastic fan of “Family guy”, and Peter Griffin happens to be an incredible intellect who I am so close to. It is an honor to have him as an idol. On Sunday I had a peanut butter wrap.

well it has been just fascinating talking to such an inspirational ADHD icon. We hope to soon see what you unearth for the 6STS. And folks, always remember that when the six seconds comes to an end, no matter where she is, she will be cut o-

“Good morning, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!” ~ the Truman show

The theory of some things

Salutations, strangers

Recently, I have really been fascinated with the subject of physics, for even trough I have always been a girl who loves her science, I ave been influenecd by the books and the people around me. Physics is highly intriguing, highlighted very well in books such as, “A Brief History of Time”, and “The Universe in A Nutshell” by the great Stephen Hawking. The way the universe works, and the math behind it has always been one of my favourite subjects, and who knows. Maybe one day I will discover a way to fold space time?

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“Physics (from Ancient Greek: φυσική (ἐπιστήμη), physikḗ (epistḗmē),. ‘knowledge of nature’, from φύσις phýsis “nature”) is the natural science that studies matter and its motion and behavior through space and time and that studies the related entities of energy and force. Physics is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, and its main goal is to understand how the universe behaves.”

“Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines and, through its inclusion of astronomy, perhaps the oldest. Over the last two millennia, physics, chemistry, biology, and certain branches of mathematics were a part of natural philosophy, but during the scientific revolution in the 17th century, these natural sciences emerged as unique research endeavors in their own right. Physics intersects with many interdisciplinary areas of research, such as biophysics and quantum chemistry, and the boundaries of physics are not rigidly defined. New ideas in physics often explain the fundamental mechanisms studied by other sciences and suggest new avenues of research in academic disciplines such as mathematics and philosophy.

Advances in physics often enable advances in new technologies. For example, advances in the understanding of electromagnetism and nuclear physics led directly to the development of new products that have dramatically transformed modern-day society, such as television, computers, domestic appliances, and nuclear weapons; advances in thermodynamics led to the development of industrialization; and advances in mechanics inspired the development of calculus.” ~ https://sites.google.com/site/physicsuniproject/general-information

Now there are two sections, yet general types of physics that are often seen as the “researches”. There is relativity, in which the movement of the planets, and the gravitational movement of our planet and everything that resides in it. It is the reaction between mechanics and electromagnetism. The other branch can be considered “Quantum mechanics”, which deals with everything that the eye cannot see, for it is too small. If you were to specialize in Quantum mechanics, then you would know many things involving the cell, and the matter that creates our universe, i order to put realativity in effect. Many people who go into quantum mechanics may also be trained in medicine.

I am riveted by both branches, and would happily meander into naivety doing both, but my specialty is relativity. Related to the calculations E=Mc2. Bth Einstein and Hawkiing specialized in relativity. So it is very obvious that i it was done by Hawking, then there is a 102% chance that I will adore it.

But what is general relativity?

General relativity (GR, also known as the general theory of relativity or GTR) is the geometric theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in 1915 and the current description of gravitation in modern physics. General relativity generalizes special relativity and Newton’s law of universal gravitation, providing a unified description of gravity as a geometric property of space and time, or spacetime. In particular, the curvature of spacetimeis directly related to the energy and momentum of whatever matter and radiation are present. The relation is specified by the Einstein field equations, a system of partial differential equations.

Some predictions of general relativity differ significantly from those of classical physics, especially concerning the passage of time, the geometry of space, the motion of bodies in free fall, and the propagation of light. Examples of such differences include gravitational time dilation, gravitational lensing, the gravitational redshift of light, and the gravitational time delay. The predictions of general relativity in relation to classical physics have been confirmed in all observations and experiments to date. Although general relativity is not the only relativistic theory of gravity, it is the simplest theory that is consistent with experimental data. However, unanswered questions remain, the most fundamental being how general relativity can be reconciled with the laws of quantum physics to produce a complete and self-consistent theory of quantum gravity.

Einstein’s theory has important astrophysical implications. For example, it implies the existence of black holes—regions of space in which space and time are distorted in such a way that nothing, not even light, can escape—as an end-state for massive stars. There is ample evidence that the intense radiation emitted by certain kinds of astronomical objects is due to black holes; for example, micro quasars and active galactic nuclei result from the presence of stellar black holes and supermassive black holes, respectively. The bending of light by gravity can lead to the phenomenon of gravitational lensing, in which multiple images of the same distant astronomical object are visible in the sky. General relativity also predicts the existence of gravitational waves, which have since been observed directly by the physics collaboration LIGO. In addition, general relativity is the basis of current cosmological models of a consistently expanding universe.

Widely acknowledged as a theory of extraordinary beauty, general relativity has often been described as the most beautiful of all existing physical theories.

Imagine our universe in the past. One tenth the size of a quart, a formulation of molecular atoms. This, was what our universe used to look like. Now incorporate the slowly explaining rat of our universe, and you have the world that we live in today. What will happen in the future? Where is th epicentre of the expanding? What will happen if our magnetic forces collide, will the earth free fall to infinite and beyond? How do we know that the entire universe is not free falling? This is the beauty of physics.

Hmm, not addicted to physics yet? Dodge this. Science is a highly intellectual subject, and it is not for the faint of hearted. We are not the faint of hearted. So why not learn a little, and use this magical language that humans call Scientific Study to change the world. So right before you dish off, and read the next excellent post on Reintegrating Scintillating, I at least want this to have benefitted you a little. So next time that you see your friends, insert these highly irrelevant, and intelligent terms. ladies and gents, the A-Z of relativiTEA.

 

“Good morning, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!“ ~ the Truman show

 

Who, What, Where, When, Why

Salutations, strangers. Long time no see.

Welcome back to Ally completes the student blogging challenge in excruciating ways. Today on this talk show, we have been tasked with getting to know our new bloggers, and getting them to know us. But you know what, I think that, I think that through my cynical personality you know more than you should know. But what about the fact that I have never once met anyone who reads my blog. For all I know, you could be four-eyed, four-horned, purple people eaters, (in other words, Patrick Swayze). There are 7.53 BILLION people on this earth. We all have different opinions, different views, and most importantly different lives. What is so wrong with connecting, and getting go know each other. I am use if our cultures anaged it appreciate each other, that would really cut down on our “Chronical events to be fixed”. So startling right here, on this blog, what about we get to know each other.

Now, I hope that you took the incredibly enlightening quiz. Sooner or later the team will go to work dissecting those answers.

In my opinion, the correct answers o this questions would have been Shakespeare, although I am an enthusiast for all of the authors on that quiz. I have a sof pot for “war and peace”, and I recently decide that I wanted to quickly get a light read out of “The Odessey”, but really. This is a William Shakespeare that we are talking about. The genius for the ages. He showed an incredible death of understanding, and I really connect to his books because I share some of the same views. In case you may not have noticed, I am a sucker for anything witty, or anything that makes me laugh. One of my favourite Shakespearean works is “The Tempest”, I have read it a total of ∞ times. Some other ones that are close seconds are “Macbeth”, “Much ado about nothing” and “As you like it”. Shakespeare is just incredible, for he is such a genius, and his works are well beyond his time. When he was alive, he was seen as a pathetic playwrite. It was actually modern society who realized the beauty of his work. If you disagree with me, and believe that Shakespeare is just a bunch of “Hithereth nonsense th” just pick up one of his books. His work speaks for itself, all must convert to the Shakespearean religion.

I received my undergrad at Harvard, but I am currently at Oxford, let them fight to the death.

If I could only live in one place for the rest of my life, I would definitely get my ticket to NYC, and bust my butt out of here. When I was younger, me and my family went to Manhattan. You only have a few of these expeiriences in your life, but this buzz was exactly what I knew I wanted, and alongside becoming dictator of futuristic Pangea, one day I would like to move to Manhattan.

The best candy, in the opinion is Hot Tamales. When I was younger I ate them religiously, and I managed to talk myself into believing that when I ate them, I could breath fire. I was one of the most illustrative children to ever grace the earth.

Now that I have spent hmm, 30 minutes trying to make you convert to my religion, lets be open minded about this whole situation.

You see, everyone is different. And just because we may ahve a different opinion about something than someone else, does not mean that we are right. So one day I hope that the world will be able to grow up, and that we will be able to look through our differences. Thank you ladies and gentlemen for coming to my University lecture. Mark sure you consider Harvard when you look at universities. We will scrutinize and anytime these responses, tease ou with them, and only after we use them for blackmail will we show them to the public.

“Good morning, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!” ~ the Truman show

America’s Funniest Home Still Images

Salutations, my amigos. And welcome back to Americas funniest home still images. Back again to captivate, and to ensure that you waste the majority of the next hour laughing over silly things that we show you, put a laugh track behind, and pretend has a large grossing profit by showing you a useless oversized check. Ladies and ladies, welcome to Americas ya da ya da you know the rest.

So folks. I know that some of you have just been figuratively dying to get a little bit of backstory on this strange occasion (for you pitied new comers, this is by no means a strange way to introduce myself. You will see) so allow me to elucidate. Recently, in my PLP grade 8 class, we have started a small project, what we refer to as a *deep breath* probablynotnegotiableunlessyouwanttotrytomakeMsWillemseunhappywhichyouwillmostlikelynotwanttodobecausewhensheisupsetsheismorehorrifyingthanMichealMyersandohgoshifsheseesthisthanIamgoingtobedeadfasterthanthecowinthepunaboveandIcannotforgettomeantion thatifyoucanreadthisthenyouareveryskilledonthecountofthreeletslaughatallofthosewhoareoblivioustowhatIamsayingtheywillnever findout. *whoo*. Oxford dictionary defines it as the largest word in the English language, not to mention the most offensive.

Alright. Moving on to the woman of the night, and although in case you had not noticed that I have been prcrastinating up to this point, I hat to burst your bubble.

Way back, about two paragraphed ago, I explained a little that we have been working on still image. Now what is a still image, you ask?

A photograph, drawing, painting. A still image is a single static image, as distinguished from a moving image (i.e. a movie). This phrase is used in photography, visual media and the computer industry to emphasize that one is not talking about movies, or in very precise or pedantic technical writing such as a standard.

Now Mr Hughes, I hope that you noticed that I used your favorite word, I will be accepting my payment on Monday.

still Images are everywhere. Every photo on your camera role is a still image, (apple this is your chance to prove me wrong). We see them all around us. In the newspaper, in advertisements, in books, in insane asylums. Really. Try to think of one place that you have not seen a still image.

They surround us, and often we surround them. You most often will not find a still image in which someone is running, or in which there is a lot of movement. Often artists fully embrace the idea of still, so the train of thought looks like an audit contract. Long and in reality, very snoozy. And of course you early cant get more fascinating, innovative or creative than an artwist, for why else would they have chosen hat feild. But in the name of Stewie, why in the world do they’re have such a fascination with fruit.

If you have ever been to the Louvre in Paris, then you would know what I am talking about. Every other painting is either an apple in a bowl from eye level, or a fascinating angle of a pinnaple. I never really understood why these artist have such a knack for reincarnating edible botany.

Try searching up still images right now. Did you notice that the first picture that pops up is a picture of guess what. An apple. Hallelujah. Why?

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1. In my opinion, it is most likely a popular topic, because it just happens to be very convinient. Not only is in most houses, but its conditions will not change drastically over short periods of time. This just happens to be the issue with being a landscape artist.

2. Just the depth that these items have. Most fruits are of very exotic colours. They are enticing, and interesting to draw. To the average artist, even if these pictures all blend together for us, an artist will be able to tell exactly who this artist is just by looking at their picture of grapes. The lighting and the shadows play a huge part n just making these pictures beauiful. Skills and rails of an artist with eye

3. These pictures can really release the pathos side of our cravings. Have you ever been looking at a picture of fruit salad, and really only heard one prominent thought. “That fruit salad looks good”. I know that I have. Here is where the real talent of an artist becomes of use. They can use these pictures to control you. No, no one has yet thought of brianwashing you, but take advertising for example. It is no coincdance that right after you see that Tim Hortons ad you proceed to walk around really craving a cup of Timmys (how much more Canadian can you get). These pictures are pulling at your heartstrings, at your brain, and at every other part of your body. So when you see that beautifully positioned bowl of fruit salad, just remember that the author may be being payed for this. Images have power. Rest well children.

4. Overall, fruit is just a beautiful subject. It may be generic, but man. There is only one way to make the world go crazy for guava. Fruit symbolizes happiness, full stomachs, and in some cases richness, and FRUITfullness. You wonder where the word comes from? The more you know.

Images can be powerful things. They can be used to rule the world®. Now there is only one downfall to these scythes of- what am I saying. Before I scar you, moving on (I know, steering away from deep subject matter is unlike me).

Often pictures only hold power at certain points in time. What, you ask is the downfall of a basket of fruit? I believe that it is because they are UNPERSONIFIED (beware, word of the night)

Personified: represent (a quality or concept) by a figure in human form

Now the first task in this miny project, was to studen photography in general. Angles, lighting, location, and every other aspect that goes into creating a lovely photo. Believe me, it is much harder than it sounds. To make our job much easier, and to make sure that none of us outshone and took the jobs from proffessional photographers, we simply used everyday objects. We were tasked with simply walking outside, taking an object from our classroom with us, like a phone, a whiteboard marker, or a stuffed pig (post coming to you in 6749).

but the real skill came in when we were asked to take a nice picture of this object. Now don’t get me wrong, the weather was not very bad for Vancouver, but try coming over here and getting a nice picture with decent lighting. The light of Christ shines in the darkest night, in everywhere but Raincouver. We probably scared him off with our hockey team.

so the pictures came out relatively well. After that night you could safely say that we had mastered lighting, angles, how to make a crushed Fresca can look attractive, and how to throw a stuffed pig high enough into the air that he reached 0G.

After this we really had to put those PLP caps on. Try coming into the PLP room and getting feedback on your possible future edits without a layer of bullet-proof armour. I can see the blood from here. We had to tweak, edit and adjust. I other words, murder our photos, change everything about them, and call it a day. The challenge here was to tweak these photos using only camera applications. Simple. Easy as a complicated French croissant.

Our third and final task to finally be considered photographers of the first kind was to sharpen our scythe of- and really use our personification. Now how many learning guides, or books you show us PLP students, there is a 1/56 percent chance that we will follow the rules, and a 102% chance that we will totally forget to do the minute you turn us loose. Ms Willemse, you know what I am saying? So we all really happened to have trouble with this very fun, yet simple aspect f the project. But once that we embraced the fact that we could turn these inanimate objects into whatever we pleased, we did pretty well.

Edison had recreated the lightbulb 1000 times. I recreated the personified clock 1001 times. All I am waiting for is it to revolutionize the world.

Behold, my scythe of-

Again this is Ally Tuck, signing off.

“Good morning, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!” ~ the Truman show

Oregon ads with benefits

Salutations

Expository paragraph

Expository writing is used when you want to explain or inform, making it a very popular writing style for essays. Generally, the writer must first formulate a topic, outline the evidence, and further explain the idea to demonstrate a particular point about the topic at hand.

 

Feeling enlightened? Good. Let’s get cracking.

 

Oregon ads vs deep cove ads. The ultimate showdown.

 

Let’s begin with my deep cove ad.

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After visiting the professionals at pound and grain, Ally received critique and reconstructed the perfect ad.

Got it? Good.

 

Now let me give you a little bit of background on my Oregon ad.

 

As we continued on in our advertising segment of this term, we were rudely and conveniently interrupted by a lovely trip to Oregon. So while we were here, within the first couple of days, the teachers had separated us into small groups which he called the quest groups. My group consisted of 5 members. Malaika, Anders, Anthony, Angelo and Ally. Sorry Malaika, this is the ‘A club’. Yet since we love her, we managed to compromise with the name Jaaaaaaam. Get another to say it for you.

 

So we had fun in these groups. We did our quests, and had a jolly good time. But did we know what was really going to be done with these groups?

There were rumours going around that we would be stuffed into an interview with one of the restaurants that we ate at, and asked to go question and make ad. How do you think that went for the first group?

 

So the day comes for Jaaaaaaam to interview their culprit, a quaint restaurant called the Chalet. Here is the transcript for their interview.

 

Ally: Hello there. We are students from a school down in Vancouver BC. As part of our schoolwork, we are created professional ads for Oregon businesses. We were hoping that you would have a little bit of time to answer some questions.

 

Culprit: Of course! We will answer as much as possible.

 

And since the interview itself took the majority of our lives, let me live my youth by skimming over the ideas.

The Chalet is what the workers would describe as a “family restaurant”. They cater to every type of person, small, tall, four armed four eyed purple people eater, anything beyond your wildest imagination. And they are a well loved restaurant. Their quiches are especially popular with the crowd. But their real specialty is their pies. They have people coming internationally do that they can have the pies from the chalet. Apparently there is a family from New Zealand that plans a trip tp there U.S around their seasonal pies. The restaurant is family owned and family loved, and plans on  staying that way for a long time.

 

Draft 1

So you have no idea what I went through to get this done. As a perfectionist, I can safely state that staying up until 11 fretting over the perfection of an ad is not fun. I originally had a totally different idea that’s took me in a totally different direction, but not all ads are beautiful. Especially this train wreck. My idea had been to fabricate the illusion of sculptures in the crust of the pie, with a dark oak backdrop. But I simply did not have the skills, tools, or the time to complete that horrid mistake. Unfortunately I do not have a picture of it, which is too bad, because I had a feeling that you might have had a laugh out of it. The pie looked like it had contracted ‘chickenpox pie’.So at the very last second, I changed my opinion, and decided it would be wise to skip to option 2.

After all, I needed to hand something tomorrow that does not scream “sleeping in class”

Insert pic.

 

Draft 2

After some mental debate, we decide that we really liked the track that this ad was taking. But we did not want to think about that other idea. It would induce nightmares.

So we had a little peer assessment. And her peers liked the idea as well, but they agreed that the ad itself could take a different shape or form. By this they meant that if she really brought this ad to life, by giving it a modern and professional look then the ad could really speak for itself. When making this draft of her ad she really had to focus on the little things that had been suggested by pound and grain, how colour could be a huge factor in your ad, and he colours themselves evoked emotions. So with this new knowledge, Ally went in and made another ad.

Pics of peer assessment

 

Draft 3

Now it is everyone’s favorite part. The one-on-one with teacher assessment. I swear that everyone walked in that day with a nervous laugh and sweaty hands. We all want Ms Willemse to like our ads. Here is what she said about mine. “Ally, you ad is good.” Well not quite like that. She asked us to walk up to the front of the class with our Ipads in hand, and her reaction to my ad sounded like she had just dipped her hand in a bucket of ice water. Taken aback. But overall, she liked the cleverness of the idea, but the ad itself was slightly unprofessional. Maybe I should “play around a little”.

so ally was not quite sure what it really meant to “play around”. The sweet rum itself is so large. But I believe that you son tell just by looking at this advertisement that there was room for improvement. What makes an ad proffessional. Not only high quality editing (not looking like it was done by an eighth grader), but the eye catching organization. Maybe it is simply that people have just learned to classify this as an “ad”, but whatever large headers and unnecessary information it took for people to see this as something other than a fourth grade art project, Ally was willing to do it.

 

Draft 4

Ladies and gents, may I present to you my fourth ad draft. We must remember that learning is a process, and after playing around a little with my idea, and being open to change (learning from my deep cove ad), I decided that this is what my ad needed to succeed. My class assessment is hard, but the advertising business is harder. This may be my final draft for now, and I am so very proud of it. But this is not the end of my ad. I promise you that when you continue to work on it, within a couple of months you will no longer recognize it. This is because it will constantly be adapting to new critique, and even through it started out as a melancholy student project, it was made by a proud and resilient creator. When this is the case, there is no way that you can go wrong.

 

Compared to my deep cove ad, that ad may have been my spark of genius, but never the less, I am more proud of myself after this ad. It is like jumping in horseback riding. Even if my horse did not do the best over top of a jump, I understand that he is only human equestrian. But when I really focus on myself, and I do my best, not only does it benefit him, but I feel very proud, knowing that I am good at what I do. This is an incredibly rewarding feeling. Before I came into PLP, I don’t believe that I knew this feeling, or at least I did not understand it enough to appreciate it. But now I can look back with pride. And assure myself that “I did that”. Even though it will be almost impossible to overcome perfectionism, I can still swell with thought at the prospect of finally knowing how to control it. This has been a valuable lesson to me, and not because of the ad (that is simply a sweet upside). I hope we get to do more activities like this.

“Good morning, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!” ~ the Truman show

Enter witty title about Oregon here

Did you know that 2 percent of all children have taken part in a spelling bee at some point in their life. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. What do you think. Future material. You would like context for the word? “Ally had an Amazing time in Oregon”.

 

That is right! Correct! You are the new national spelling bee champion!

Now let’s get down to business. Yes, I did have a good time a great time. An inconceivable time. Try to spell that.

 

But it truly was amazing. I bet you are probably thinking, “man, what is this fetus speaking of” ? Well, let me be blunt.

 

Once upon a time, about three weeks ago, Ally’s PLP 8 class went on a wild field trip. They saw Bison. Went zip lining, and purchased some awesome socks, all with the “learning” excuse. They stayed in yet, talked to strangers and spent way too much time in a bus together.

 

So I know that as fact that you lovely humans want a day by day assessment of each little minute, but you know what? I am feeling like Regina George right after she got run over the bus. So when I come back to edit this post later, expect a Don Cherry style narration for each nanosecond.

For this moment, I would still like to make a good impression, so let’s skim over some of the most impressionable moments, and what I learned from each day.

 

Day 1

 

Alrighty. So let me blurt out this lesson of the day. Waking up at 5 to go to school bites. Remind me to sleep on the bus next time.

Here we are. Up up and away we go. We stayed in the automobile singing an dancing to songs for hours. By the time that all of us were worn out and ready for the trip to be over, (roughly 3 hours after boarding), a student who would prefer to remain anonymous started a bus-wide trend. We called this the photoshop chalange. Yes, spelling mistakes required. The object of this chalange was to take the face of one of your lovely fellow classmates and either warp it beyond distinction, or paste it to the face of another.

All credits reserved to Brenton. Who else would want the distinction of being the creator anyway.

 

So this was actually so hilarious. Not only was this fun, but we got creative, used our incredible instant alpha skills, and used way o much data. So this alone was the first roof that this was going to be an interesting trip. After all, I was going on it with a group of smart Alec’s, and smart Alex’s, with all of this skill what could go possibly wrong?

This is the Astoria Column. Don’t get me wrong, the column itself was a blast, but do you really expect the best part of this stop to be the educational aspect? YOU KNOW, Maybe it as educational.

 

After climbing the Astoria column, and getting a short speech of one of the tour guides, me, Alex and Holly climbed the tower and looked out at that beautiful view. It truly was incredible. You could see Mount saint helens, and all of the farmland that your eye pleases. Ok, now it is time to club down. The crowd is dense and heavy, and being up on a tower that is supposed to for forty but is supporting eighty is a steep task, and a near death experience. So  we climbed down, if you stood up there on the tower, you would see the large group of Seycove kids on the hill, rolling around like the large number of doofuses that they are. We sat, and we talked about intellectual status of Americans, and though a bright conversation, most likely not a bright decision. We got our share of ‘I am going to murder you’ looks. But this moment was not about them. We were having the team of our lives,a don really getting to know each other. I swear in that hour alone, I got to know more about these stranger than i had in the past month. Truly incredible how this works, isn’t it.

 

Day 2

 

Ah, good old day 2. I would have to say that this was my favorite day of them all. Why may you ask? Three words. Zipping and Thai. Must I say anything else?

Now I must continue to respect the minimum rule (how am I doing at that), so let’s skip right to zip lining. In case you were wondering, since I have to speak of as little as possible, obviously Fort Stevens did not make my “high flying” list. Wars are simply not my FORTÉ, but ad you can tell, puns are. Don’t misunderstand, the experience was fun, I got the sweetest pencil sharpener that you will ever see, and my quest group killed it, but I found myself constantly checking the time, not to mention that I had a killer headache. (Strangely) I did not have to worry about this when I was having fun.

 

So how did I do at not giving it a second thought

 

This was the day that we went zippity zipping. I genuinely was over the moon at the thought of zipping, because believe it or not I have never done it before. It is simply exhilarating. You are going down with the wind in your face, I loved it, and I could do it forever. This was also a bonding experience, they say that when you have lots of Adrenaline pumping through your body, you are more likely to make a connection with another human. (Highlighting the human is important). At one point in the ride we got the option to go in the water, and not only did I go in realizing that I did not have a change of clothing, but me and Alex got caught in the water! Brrrr. I am cold just thinking about it.

Every other aspect of the day was enthralling as well, and it is impossible to deny the level of Thai food that Oregon has.

 

I would like to take a minute to appreciate just the level that his trip really achieved. Do we realize that these people have put 28 prepubescent human beans together. Do we know what this means? Yah, boom. I will not deny the fat that on this trip there was drama. But you can almost look at it like not of those bad teenage coming of age stories that focuses on the idolizations of freedom? The amount of it that we got on this trip was almost freaky. Teachers, do you remember that little party that we had on the girls deck, you may remember it as the cry fest. That moment was emotional. Only no do I realize the sensitive train that is my classmates. One person cries, the next one cries. Don’t call me insensitive, call me observant. That night was really that game changer. The lasting adrenaline in our systems was making us all tear up, but I also noticed that we were all supporting each other. We were all offering a shoulder to cry on, and ears that will listen. Earlier in the day I had doubted the maturity of my classmates, but there is no doubt that at that moment, we were all each other’s friends. Do you not find that incredible?

Day 6

 

‘Ally, why did you skip four days? Well, the answer is that remember I am not getting any younger, and I can’t keep you here forever. So let’s skip to the parts that really made me passionate. Such as John’s incredibly incredible pizza. I really cannot rave about this food enough, can I. My highlights would have had to be Izzy’s, the only buffet that I gave ever been to where all the food looks enticing, not like it was baked in a fake oven by a three year old, and lets not forget the incredible chinese food. For now I have forgotten the name, google get ready. But I am sure that if you asked all of my fellow classmates what their favorite restaurant was, the answer would for sure be John’s incredible pizza. Yes, it is just as incredible as the name suggests. They literally have bumper cars inside this all you can eat buffet. It is larger than the queen of hearts hair, and the place actually screams diabetes from miles away. It is ever young child’s dream. Mint ice cream, a fun spinning ride, and a casino. Can’t you just imagine how incredible this would have been if we were all a little bit younger? Well with the mental age of seven year olds I believe that we did pretty well anyway.

The buffet consisted of a slurpee machine, cake and some killer pizza. Enough to  leave all of us looking like the Hindenburg for the next 24 hours.

 

But this moment really stood out to me not only for the incredible pizza and the child’s casino, but because of the car ridge afterwards.

So lets get this part over with. While I was in Oregon, I have created a book. Jane Austen, this is where you shake with fear. So you should go check it out, maybe, maybe so. It is interactive, and it will get you on my good side.

I’m sure that you have had them before, those moments that occupy your mind especially when highly irrelevant. But not all of these moments are incredible important. It could be the pink piece of gum that you saw on the sidewalk, or ther conversation that you had with your friend at the cafeteria table. The moments that just creep up on you, even through you paid no attention to it whatsoever when you were experiencing it. We all have those moments. I know for a fact that I have plenty of them. This car ride is one of them. In the car in the pitch black, listening to the radio station talk about a French comedian. One of the jokes that I can remember clear as mud is his Starbucks one, a favourite with the Americans no doubt. Why else would it be on the radio? “ so I am lost in New York. I need to find my hotel, so I ask an American for directions. ‘So you turn left at the Starbucks, and here on your left here will be the Starbucks, so turn right. Here you will see two Starbucks. The road is between them. When you turn down here you will see that there is no Starbucks. Do not panic”. It is these little moments, and these little jokes that will be with me forever.

Overall reflection.

This Oregon trip was just A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I would not have traded this experience for the world. And I believe that the main message that I am trying to convey is that, all of these incredible activities, they were great learning experiences. But we always all about digging deeper, and let me note that you may or may not have intended this, but the real learning was fostered from what came behind the activities. What we learned about each other from the Hatfield Marine crab experiment, what we learned about our teachers from the bus and car trips. Not all of the beauties in life come shouting “look at me”! The real lesson comes from the process of learning about what is underneath. So thank you for everything, class of 2023.

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“Good morning, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!” ~ the Truman show

Let’s play a game 2.0 (emoji edition)

Salutations my blogging friends.

This is it.

The moment that you have all been waiting for.

so for those of you newcomers who do not understand what language that I am spreading in, a couple days ago I posted something that I called “Let’s play a game”. This post just happened to become really popular for unknown reasons. So I figured that you might enjoy it if we did games day V2, but this time with a family favorite, emojis. So kick back and stay awhile. And get ready for the most enjoyable emoji blog post that you will ever read.

The Table of Contentment

Game 1: The emoji guessing game

Game 2: The emoji Mathematica

Game 3: The tall tale of a simple emoji

Game 4: Create your own emoji

Game 5: Lets criticize some emoji software

1. The emoji guessing game

Disclaimer: the following video has been formatted for your peels of laughter. If you have a history with epileptic seizures associated with bad jokes, than this video may be triggering.

Warm up

Feeling enlightened? Take this quiz! (This is not sponsored, and wow, I am starting to sound really cliché)

The quiz of doom

2. The emoji Mathematica

Recently these emoji posts have taken the world by storm. As a social media user myself I can tell you that you cannot turn on your phone without getting notifications for this game. So bandwagon, watch out. Here I come.

once you think you have solved it, (this means not going directly to the answers), then check, Albert Einstein.

 

After certifying with Stephen hawking himself, my team can safely say that this math problem was solved.

3. The tall tale of a simple emoji

so I bet for most of your lives you have been dying to see two master story tellers have a little bit of fun. Well today is your lucky day.

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you should try making your own!

well, are you impressed with my tall tale skills, if you were not then you are certain to enjoy this.

4. Create your own emoji… duh duh duhhhhhh.

For a while now I hav been wondering just ‘how these emojis are made’®. So without all the swanky materials and technology, how about I make my own?

What is an emoji that you have you wanted on your phone, and that you believe that you would use a lot?

Dad: a steaming pile of turd

Mom: a weekend emoji, with a large pile of books, and a fire in the background

Brother:  a plane crashing

Compromise:

noun
  1. an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions.
    making it from old emojis seems derivative. So lets be gone with the old. Introducing…

Compromise:

I call this, a disaster.

5. Get your criticizing ready, lets put down some software.

Again, this falls into the same category as the emoji Mathematica. If you manage to turn on your phone without seeing one of these critical games, then that day is a blessing from heaven. Unfortunately, today might not be your day.

Well there you go folks, enjoy because this took me the majority of my lifetime. Remember to check back, because this post may be worsened later.

 

“Good morning, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night” ~ the Truman show