Tales of freshman year continued

Usually life isn’t very exhilarating.

Which I’m thankful about. I could not deal with being a demigod and escaping death every four seconds like Percy Jackson. But the adjective interesting is generous enough to spare some of its time to pop up in my life now and then. Actually, self, I disagree with that. A consistently interesting life comes when you chase after the adjective, not the  other way around. Anyways, enough theories.

Here are three more-than-averagely-so entertaining stories that have happened to me recently. Enjoy.

Athletes aren’t the only ones who need to warm up.

In history/English (at my school the two subjects are intertwined), we finished The Epic of Gilgamesh. (It was surprisingly way better than I though it was going to be.) Before we even cracked open the cover, the teacher (he’s the philosophical type) made us take a few pages at a time and gently press them down. We went through the whole book like that and then repeated the process. It was so we didn’t destroy the spine. He described it as “warming up the book.”

I guess there’s a first time for everything.

The lockbox.

In my math class, my teacher and the other teacher who shares the classroom came up with this challenge. It’s called “the lockbox.” It’s a rectangular, metal box with a five digit combination lock. The first two are letters, and the last three are numbers. We have to guess the lock’s code based off of a hint. This was our first clue: a squared plus b squared equals c squared.

How to have a good bake sale.

Last Sunday, my friends and I had a (successful!) bake sale for people whose lives have been turned upside down by hurricane Harvey. It was my first time being on the other side of the counter and I definitely learned a few lessons.

  1. Designated someone to find change for all the customers. Start out with bills on hand.
  2. Boba sells out super fast. At least at my church.
  3. Selling two cookies for one dollar is too cheap. People are willing to pay more.
  4. My church is awesome. When we went around selling our wares, people bought stuff before they even knew it was for a good cause. They blindly trusted the motives of a bunch of teenagers.
  5. Decide your prices beforehand. It’s stressful when a bunch of people are asking about the cost of something and you just have to choose a number off the top of your head.

P.S.

Have any of your teachers made you do something weird? WHAT DO YOU THINK THE LOCK COMBINATION IS?? My dad got the numbers immediately (no surprise there), but the letters were tough for him because he’s an immigrant. Have you ever ran a bake sale? I’m not a fan of Taylor Swift’s new songs, but this parody is HILARIOUS. Jael, go watch it.

4 thoughts on “Tales of freshman year continued”

  1. “Warming up the book” ?!?!?!? LMAOOOO. You’re having a pretty eccentric start the the school year!
    I think the weirdest thing any teacher has ever made me do is close my eyes and think about a rock and try to drone out all other bodily sensations except that related to the rock (she was a philosophical type too as you can see). I’m not sure what this accomplished but it definitely passed the class quickly!
    Also, that’s such a sweet idea you and your friends had about the bake sale! ❤

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    1. Yea, it was a weird experience! Whoa, what class was this for? It seems like something you would do in yoga. (I’ve never done yoga.) Or maybe a creative writing course. Haha, I can tell.
      Ahh, thank you!! All the props goes to my friend. He was the (good) genius mastermind behind everything.

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