Well I just thought that was awesome and now you know all about how awesome I am.
Okay, I'm sorry, I just had to update you all on my awesomeness. I recently started reading the Uglies series. I finished the first book (uglies) and started the second book (pretties). I finished uglies on a Saturday, and I just couldn't wait to start the next one, so I looked it up on the internet. I typed in "pretties pdf", and found a free pdf download of the book. I read the first part of it on the computer, because, well, it was on the computer. I didn't like reading off the screen, so I tried to see if I could put it on my Nook. I have tried to put pictures on my nook before, but it didn't work. I was trying to think of what to do and what special thing I had to press and so on, and guess what happened? I plugged in my nook, dragged the pdf to the little icon thingy, unplugged it, and there it was. I had the book on my nook! If that was illegal, I was just kidding (but I don't know why it would be, because it was just there on the internet...)
Well I just thought that was awesome and now you know all about how awesome I am.
The other day, I was so bored I got desperate. I was so desperate, in fact, that I looked up illusions. This is the only semi-worthwhile thing that I found (see pictures above).
First, look at the top one. Count the leprechauns. You should count 14. See the line, horizontal across, and the other little one going up? If you cut along those lines, then switch the two top pieces... Well, just count the leprechauns on the bottom one. There are 15! If you are as bored as I was, you can actually click on the picture and then print it out and try it, if you want. I find thought it was kind of cool!
Another one I found that was kind of cool was this one:
The little circles on the TOP picture look like holes, right? Like they go in. The little circle on the BOTTOM picture look like rocks, right? Like they're sticking out. Now turn your computer upside down (if you can) and you'll realize that they are the exact same picture, just flipped around. Are you starting to notice "rocks" that match up with "holes"? ...yeah, I know, but that's not where the boredom stops. I actually looked up "the longest joke in the world", and found a very long joke indeed. Not that it was even remotely funny. It took me about a half-hour to read, so I'm not going to post it on here. You can look it up, if you want. If you look it up and find a blue page with writing down the middle, you're in the right place. If you don't want to waste a half hour of your life, I will tell you what it's about right here. If you're planning on reading it, though, you should stop here until you do.
It's more like a story, really. An extremely strange and long and pointless story. It's about a guy who drives his car into the desert, but his car breaks. He isn't sure which way he came from, so he takes some sunscreen, an umbrella, and a water bottle full of windshield-wiper fluid. He gets lost and basically almost dies, and then he finds this snake. The snake gives him three wishes and he wishes to never be thirsty, have good health and immune system, and have wisdom. The snake grants his wishes but with the wishes comes a responsibility. The snake makes it so the man is the only person with the power to end humanity, and shows him a lever at the bottom of a sand dune. If he pulls the lever, humanity will end. Later on, he comes back and visits the snake. He takes his car, which had been fixed. He drives to the top of the dune near the lever, and then he loses control and starts sliding down the dune towards the lever. He tries inching the car to one side so he won't hit it, then realized the snake (who's name is Nate) is on that side. He will either end humanity or run over Nate. At the last minute he yells "BETTER NATE THAN LEVER" and that's the punch-line. Yep. It was lame. But what can I say, I was just that bored.
I was doing my math homework the other day when: Hey, I think I should eat m&ms! So I got the huge bag of m&ms and I started eating them. Then, being tired as I was, and trying to find anything to do other than my homework, I started playing around with my calculator. My calculator has some games on it; you can see the games in the picture. I think the most popular one is Block Dude. It's basically a game with a dude that moves blocks and tries to climb over things to get to the door. I quit at about the third "level", because calculator games are apparently really hard. I moved on the the next one, which soon became my favorite of all of them. It's called Pegs, and you push around these shapes and smush them together. I didn't understand how to play the other ones at all, so I just kept playing the first three levels of Block Dude and the first four levels of Pegs (that's how far I got, but hey, I guess it was entertaining enough at the time...). I stopped eating m&ms, because I remembered I had a bag of pretzel m&ms, which are AMAZING! I ate those instead. I don't know it you've ever tried them, but you should. They are very yummy.
This has been a post about some completely random stuff. I hope you enjoyed it! ...uh, so...yeah!
Over the weekend, I became a pro at Fantasy Football.
My brother used to play Fantasy Baseball and Fantasy Football with his friends, but they don't do that anymore. I never really knew what it was, and I never really tried to find out since I don't follow baseball or football.
This weekend, my friend Shannon called me. Her brother was starting a Fantasy Football league with his friends, and they had an odd number of teams. Apparently you have to have an even number, or something like that, but in order for it to work out, Shannon was going to have to have a team. Shannon knows nothing about football, and neither do I. She called my friend Lily and me because our brothers used to play Fantasy Football and Baseball together (or something like that). Apparently, she thought that would make us more knowledgable about football, but she was wrong. Neither of us had any clue what we were talking about. I asked my brother what football players were good, and he told my a few names (which I wrote down). Lily and I went over to Shannon's house for the "Fantasy Football draft" or whatever it was, and we went crazy.
We were on her computer, trying to figure out what to do. Apparently, there are a bunch of rounds where you pick a player for your team. We tried to get all the names my brother told me, but it turns out Shannon's brother TJ and his friends also know something about football. We got third to last pick, and most of the good players were gone. It only gave us a minute and a half to pick our player, and as soon as the timer started we started freaking out. I started yelling to "hit 'draft player'! Hit 'draft player'!" and we finally picked our player. Then came a few minutes of calm until it was our turn again. "Hit the button! Hit the button!" "No! He's injured! He's injured!" "Whoa, we don't want that guy. He has weird hair." "But this is the name on the list!" "AAAAGH THE OTHER TEAM GOT HIM!" "TIME IS RUNNING OUT!" and so on. There were about 20 rounds of this, and by the time it was over our throats all hurt from screaming so hard. According to Shannon's dad, we didn't do that bad. According to TJ, our team stinks. I have no idea. I know we have at least 2 good people on our team, because we got 2 of the names my brother told me. It was definitely a learning experience.
Not that I know anything more about football now than I did before.
We had fun anyway. Hey, who knows? We might even win!
These are things that I find really awkward but funny:
You're, like, the only person in a movie theater and then this person comes and takes the seat right next to you
When you say bye to a person and then you walk the same way
When you say bye on the phone and wait for the other person to hang up but they're waiting for you too
When you're talking to someone and there's an awkward pause and you overhear someone saying something really weird really loudly
When you're sitting in Spanish and you realize your hand is bleeding
When you think someone is waving at you and you wave back but they were waving to someone behind you...
When you are trying to get someone's attention but they don't see you and you realize everyone but that person is looking at you
When the dentist asks you something while taking x-rays of your mouth
When you're at the checkout counter at the cafeteria and realize you're not buying anything
When you take a huge bite of food and then the waiter walks up and asks you a question
When you go a whole day and then look in the mirror and realize you have marker on your face
When you're walking your dog and then start talking to it, and realize there's someone walking right behind you
When you try to open you locker and it won't work, and you realize it's the wrong locker
When you are having a conversation and you say "Hey, (such and such)" and you're really proud of your idea and then you realize the person you're talking to just said that
When they waiter says "enjoy your meal" and you say "you too"
When you don't know how to spell something so instead of looking it up you re-word the sentence so you don't have to use the word
When you're talking to someone and then you realize you're talking really loud
When you tell a joke you think is really funny and no one gets it
When someone says something to you and you say "what" and they say it again and you say "what" and they say it again and you say "what" and then you give up
When you have your headphones on and start singing really loudly, and then you realize someone's trying to get your attention
When you're walking and talking to someone, and you trip over something
When you start having the weirdest conversation with someone and then realize someone is totally eavesdropping
When you're eavesdropping on someone having a weird conversation and they realize you're eavesdropping
When you're reading a book and then you realize class started five minutes ago
When you're spacing out and then you realize you're staring at someone at the same time as they realize you're staring at them
When someone asks you a question and you're totally spacing out and don't notice them
When someone says something kind of funny and you laugh way too hard
When the waiter says "be careful, the plate is hot" and then you touch it and burn yourself
When you're doing math homework and then you go to school and realize you did the odds instead of the evens
When you open the fridge to look for a fork
When you are blogging about awkward moments you've encountered and you realize two things: you just used the word "encountered" and your blog is way too long
I can't stand creepy things. For example, Franklin's blog.
I don't know if you've read his latest post, but it was about "The Slenderman"... *shivers*
I don't sugest reading it, and I didn't even click the links at the bottom of it for fear of what I might find. If you're braver than me, then go ahead: click away. But if you're like me, the blurry picture itself will send you into a corner, and you will be keeping your back to the wall for the next month.
Creepy text/e-mail forwards? Nope. I don't even read them anymore. "Send this to ten people or else you'll see a dead person" texts at midnight do not sit well with me. My first reaction is to turn on all the lights, put on as many jackets as I can, put my phone in a corner somewhere where I will try to forget about it, and jump under my covers. Then I will notice something out of place, like my closet being open or something, and I'll be afraid to get up and close it.
The truth is, the likely-hood of me seeing a dead person does not increase after reading something like that. At least that's what I tell myself.
I'm going to end this post before I permanently go into hiding for fear of dead people coming for me at midnight.
Well, maybe I'm exaggerating.
Welcome to Maura's Blog!
Hi, it's Maura! I have a dog, I run cross country, and you no longer have to read this blog because that pretty much sums up everything on here.
Check out my front page to see the books I want to read, if you want too, I can't force you to but you can if you want, well I don't know now I confused myself now so never mind.
As you can see, Dusty helps with the pictures. :D Thanks for being so cute, Dusty! Also, don't get confused. Dusty had darker fur when she was little, but she was tan underneath! Nope, I don't have two dogs.
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