Hey all you nonexistent readers of my blog. I haven't posted in like a gazillion years. (Actually, I did try to post a really long and insightful musing but then the stupid blogger thingy logged me out automatically. Grrr) Anyhoo, Lot's of new stuff has been going on. First of all, I saved up a ton of money and bought myself a new 20gb Ipod!! I love it! I have 330 songs right now (I would have more but my computer is pretty incompatible), including four Beatles albums and the best of Three Dog Night. I just got a new case for it, and I listen to it every day. I also found out about podcasting, which is a cool new phenomenon. People make their own radio shows, and then post them on the net to be downloaded onto your Ipod, to be listened to whenever you want. I really want to do one, but I don't even have a half-decent microphone. So, in conclusion, Ipods really rule. All you people who don't like them, I respect your opinion, but STRONGLY disagree.
Now, for the bad (or not-so-good) news. I got upper braces and a retainer 10 days ago. They pretty much suck. For the first few days the retainer hurt so bad I could barely talk, but then I went back into the orthodontics office and they cut it down. I still have trouble eating hard foods. (plus, there are tons of different kinds of stuff I can't eat) But now I'm living with them. I have to brush four times a day and floss at least once. I also have to brush my retainer. Interestingly, two of my friends got braces at the same time I did.
I got Sea-Monkeys recently. I love them. I have this one big one that has horns half the length of his body. I named him Rhino. It is fun to watch them swim around. I also found a Sea-Monkey song on the Itunes music store. So that's another happy thing.(and also random)
I also started playing in a new DnD group! It currently has seven members and usually about four show up. I almost always do. It is pretty fun. Our characters are so cheap that they can survive nearly anything. I did some pretty weird stuff. I found a gigantic weasel, nearly killed it, and convinced it to be my friend. Talk about messed up.
All my classes (Latin, Greek, Biology, Algebra) have started up again from winter break. I also have a new class, Quakerism 101. I am one of only three teens in the 45 person class. The class is ok, but has a lot of reading every week. Combined with all my other classes it's nearly overwhelming. But I have Biology off this week, yay!
I found a new (to me) online game called “Runescape”. It is an graphical RPG which is free. I only play it sometimes, but there are about 70,000 users on at any given time! I suggest checking it out, unless you have dial-up: http://www.runescape.com.
I have been so busy that I have not been able to take any Balo pictures!! Hopefully I will get some soon. However, I can tell you that Violet the bunny in some of the most recent pictures will be featured more.
A new cafe opened quite near us. It is called Blondie's, and it is incredible! They have amazingly good food!! We (my brother and I) also are some of their most frequent customers. We bring all our friends there, and sometimes they give us discounts! We went there yesterday and today, and today we even got to see where they make the food (such as seven-layer bars, and blondies) a little bit! It is the best cafe in the world.
I have not posted for so long, so I don't know if I already said this, but I have a job! I work at a supermarket, as a bagger and stocker. I have worked for 5 months, and so far it rules! Yesterday one of the workers I know found some damaged (but not broken) cake frosting. So, out of the blue, he just decided to bake a two cakes! They tasted really good.
Ok, I highly doubt that anyone reads this, and they probably won't read the whole thing anyway, so, adieu until next time! I am off to bed!!