The weirdness history contains (WWI edition)

For history class this year, I'm taking European history. In August, we started at the Black Plague, and now we're talking about the Cold War. Over those seven hundred-ish years span of time, there have been three specific times in class that I remember when we learned about huge stories in history that either happened… Continue reading The weirdness history contains (WWI edition)

August 2018: photo dump and mini-stories

8/2/18: My school's volleyball has a tradition that on the last day of tryouts, the new varsity players get picked up without warning by the people who've already been on the team for "initiation." That's a blurry picture I took of myself during it. I'm in the car with a blindfold on. I guess them blindfolding… Continue reading August 2018: photo dump and mini-stories

Life, lately (yogurt & the peg game & books in multiple forms)

I tried a Chobani Flip. (Yes, that's my finger in the picture. And yes, this picture doesn't even have the Chobani Flip in it. But it's still yogurt, so close enough.) The existence of these special yogurt creations was first brought to my attention by Sarah Beth's comment on my April post, and I was… Continue reading Life, lately (yogurt & the peg game & books in multiple forms)

Tales of freshman year: volume III

The Oscars, but for homemade commercials In my business/technology class, we just started our ad campaign. It's this project where we have to create a bunch of stuff for our fake company, including a commercial. My teacher told us that at the end of all of it, three awards will be given out to each… Continue reading Tales of freshman year: volume III

Snippets from school assemblies

Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, my entire high school (of 400 something people) gathers in the auditorium for announcements/worship/speaker/whatever crazy scheme the adults come up with. Usually, it's a recipe for comfortable mundaneness, but on occasion, it creates some pretty funny moments. A lot of the time it results from the principal's wry sense of… Continue reading Snippets from school assemblies