Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Modern Proverbs

I got this in a email! Enjoy! Proverbs that apply to everyday life.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

There is great need for a sarcasm font.

How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

Was learning cursive really necessary?

Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the Person died.

Bad decisions make good stories.

You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blu Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I didn't make any changes to.

"Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this - ever.

I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Darn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voice mail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.

I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

These.....are some screenshots of my charter school home.

Read the previous post first. http://amaranthineforever.blogspot.com/2010/04/subject-change.html

This is my homepage.

This is what happens if you click "Lesson List". My school is divided into units for each subject, with lessons. You do one lesson a day. You choose subject, unit, and lesson for a list.


This is a page from one of my science lessons. For science, you don't have a textbook. You click through the screens and take notes and whatever, and then you get a little assessment in the end. See, this lesson has 10 pages.

For history,algebra, and stuff, they send you the textbooks and give you the page numbers to read/do.



Hope you enjoyed learning more about my school!

~Amaranthine

Subject Change

Today is the day where I change the point of this blog to something people want to read about.
OK. My conversations when I meet people go something like this:
"My name's Amaranthine."
"Oh, that's so cool! What school do you go to?"
"Umm...."
Okay. The truth is, I go to a charter school. Now you may be wondering what that is. In order to avoid explaining, I used to tell people I was homeschooled. A charter school is very similar to homeschool. It's registered at a public school, but "they" send you all the materials in the mail and you get your lessons online. It's K-high school, and we use the program k12 through CAVA.

It's complicated.

Once a week, I used to go to a weekly program that's like a red brick school, called CD. Today was the last day(where we did history reports, remember?) but other than that, I contact other students and teachers through email and a classroom-thingy online thing called Elluminate.
It's cool! They send you free materials, books, and as many computers and printers as you need! And in high school you get your own computer and scanner/printer!
I enjoy it a lot, and in the next few days I will enlighten you on my wonderful adventures charter-schooling.


Reports at CD

Today was torture, listening to about 40 kids do history presentations....one after the other after the other......aagh. I understand how it can "help" kids become better public speakers..but couldn't they have PARTNERS or something? I'll never understand the school system.....it was pretty much three hours watching other people stumble through their reports. And they could have done it on different people!
I counted:
At least nine reports on Archimedes
Two reports on Hippocrates
Three reports on Albert Einstein
Two reports on Franklin Roosevelt(including mine heh heh)
Three reports on Thedore Roosevelt

Plus, some had conflicting information. Like some said he was born in blahblah BC and some said he was born sometime else! It would have been funny if my brain hadn't been killing me.
Like, the very last report, people were getting really anxious. We'd been sitting there for like, three hours! When the guy said "Archimedes was a great mathematician", you could practically hear the groans.
Mercifully, it was short.
More later!
~Amaranthine


Monday, April 26, 2010

Funny Signs

Random funny signs. Enjoy!
Taken from my website www.sites.google.com/gravityneednotapply.

Random assorted signs and quotes. Enjoy!



OH NO!!!!!!! GET THE TOILET ROLLS! NOW! BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!

I wouldn't want to pay that fine....


I noticed.

Really.



{says to officer giving a ticket} "I tried, I really did."

New series: Something good that happened today

I am starting a new topic of things that can make my day awesome or horrible.
I will bring
out my own optimism, and in the meantime you can learn some more about me and what I like to do! (if you haven't looked at my profile yet.) I'll also post the occasional review, funny video, story, poeAt the end of this madness, I hope you will see how little things can make/break your day.
Something good that happened today:
I had spaghetti for lunch, and I'm almost done with my report! Did I mention that I have a report and oral presentation on Franklin D Roosevelt due tomorrow? Yeah... It started a couple weeks ago, and now I know more about Franklin Roosevelt then I ever cared to. I have MTAC's piano competition on Sunday. I hope I win something!

Something awesome for you to watch. Youtube's VenetianPrincess's parody of Lady Gaga's Poker Face!(Yes, a lot of possessives in that sentence)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h47fNaOb-JU&feature=channel

For those of you who have seen it, then watch another of her videos! They're so funny!
See you tomorrow!



Sunday, April 25, 2010

Hello World!

Hi World!
Like I said, I don't know what to post about, so I guess I'll just start some "mini-series" with the occasional review, fun bit, or movie thrown in. Welcome to my blog everybody!