Monday, 16 June 2014

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Bucketlist

Authors Note:
 
Most of the items on my bucketlist have to do with Cheerleading, or Drag Racing. I have been doing these two activities for around 8 years, and they are a large part of my life. There are things that I need to work on to improve my abilities with these activities, which is why they are on my bucketlist. For cheerleading, I would like to improve my tumbling and basing skills, so I can join the 18+ team. On my bucketlist is to get my back handspring, side aerial, and to improve my basing skills. For Drag Racing, I have the goal to win my third Ironman, preferably this year. Since I have moved up into a full size Top Dragster, and racing against adults, I would like to prove myself by winning my third Ironman. I would also like to attend the Gatornationals in Gainesville Florida, even just to spectate so it can inspire me to become a better racer. 
The items on my list that don't have to do with Cheerleading or Drag Racing, are more to do with having fun, or things that I want to do. There are things that I would someday like to do, so creating my bucketlist may inspire me to do these things. The bucketlist inspired me for my "now what" which were to: wear a maxi dress, attempt an aerial, and to partake in Fishbowl Friday. I had a lot of fun trying these things (even though some didn't work out perfectly) but at least I can cross them off of my bucketlist. 
Even though most of my bucketlist is about Cheerleading or Drag Racing, it is a large part of who I am, and most of the things I want to achieve are with these activities. 
I apologize in advance for all of the Cheerleading music you will here. 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P83fyQ5KlwY&feature=youtu.be&safe=active

Monday, 26 May 2014

Creating Dialogue


Damion walked to Jamal's house from his barbour shop after getting a fresh haircut. Damion knocked on the fire truck red coloured door, and waited for a reply. "It's open!" Yelled Jamal from inside the house. Damion opened the door, when he didn't see Jamal he yelled "Where are you, bro?", "I'm in the den!" Replied Jamal. Damion walked to the den with a little 'swag' in his step. When he reached the den, he saw Jamal drawing and looking at pictures on the internet. "What the drawing for?" Damion asked. "Just sketching some ideas for my next tattoo," Jamal answered "When's you're next tattoo appointment?" Damion hadn't planned on getting another tattoo. He couldn't think of anything else he wanted on his colourful body, nor did he want one. He didnt want to seem lame in front of Jamal, so he thought of a quick answer. "Man, I don't know if I'm getting anymore tats." He said. "My girl don't like them." Jamal looked at him with sympathy. "Girls, man." He said. "Anyways, I'm just about done. Wanna hit up Denny's for a burger?" Jamal asked. "Yeah man, for sure." Damian replied, "But first, let's take a selfie." 

Monday, 5 May 2014

Ted Reflection

The TedX presentation was a really amazing event. All of the speeches that were made had different topics, and were very interesting to listen to. I enjoyed the TedX event, because it was fun to go to with my friends, and it was also cool to talk about the speeches afterwards with them. I feel bad for the classmates that didn't go, because they really missed out on some great speeches and memories. My favourite speaker was Abigail, because her voice and speech was very polished and prepared. Aside from her speech seeming to be the most prepared, her message was straightforward and to the point, without her seeming like she didn't know what she was talking about. Her speech inspired me to use less technology, and to live in the moment with people. To be 'all there', as she said, and to be social without using social networking. She gave us a task; to not use our phone for a whole day, or for a certain time frame. Although I have not tried this yet, it is my next goal to try and see how I feel without technology, and more verbal interaction. 
I would recommend future classes attend this event, it was very eye opening and a great experience. I would like to attend this event again in the future. 




Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Quick write - worst meal.

The worst meal I could imagine would smell like you got attacked by the creatures in the sea. It would smell very salty, and fishy. The smell would be as though you were to get slapped across the face with a rotten fish. The taste of this meal would taste like a garden that hasn't been watered or tended to in a long time. Bitter, dry, and tough to chew. The taste would linger in your mouth and you would feel the texture of the rough dried out, soiled garden. No amount of water can get rid of the taste, no amount of spray can get rid of the smell. This would be, the worst meal for me. 

Quickwrite - Eden

My Eden may be a bit of an odd mix. First of all, I would need my space to be split in half. One half of this space would be an enclosed gym to satisfy my cheerleading needs. This gym would be surrounded with windows so you can see outside on sunny days. Inside this gym would be a top of the line air conditioning system and everything would be a light or dark shade of purple. The gym would be split into two rooms, one room would have a spring gymnastics floor covering the floor. This area would be used to run the cheer routine, and practice stunts. In this same room would be a viewing space with plush chairs to keep my guests comfy while watching the routine. This room would have a camera in front, which would be connected to a big screen to be able to watch the routine on playback.  The second room in my gym would be filled with training equipment: spring floors, trampolines, tumbletrak, foam mats, foam pit, all to perfect our team tumbling. 

The second half of my Eden would be the best drag racing track I have seen. The track itself would be smoothed an glued to perfection. The tower where the executives and announcers watch from would be all glass, and about 7 stories tall for better viewing. The stands of spectators would have padded seating for comfort, and shaded over hangs for hot sunny days. The concession stand would have a wide variety of food, to please any guest, and would be prepared to perfection at a resonable price. For the racers, each person has their own space to tune their cars, and clear their head. With all of their favourite snacks and beverages. Shaded overhangs would be provided so that cars and drivers don't get too hot. At the end of each race, there would be a professional photographer to take pictures of the driver and car, and would be provided for free as a momento. 

Both of my passions would be mixed into one space, drag racing and cheerleading. Which is why this would be my Eden. 
 

Monday, 28 April 2014

Skype Session - April 28th/2014

I think the session today went well. Every session with the Grade 3 class in Thompson is interesting, and always amusing. I enjoy kids, and seeing how they interact, so it's really cool to be able to Skype with them, have them learn from us, and have us learn from them. I think today's session went the best out of all of them in a way, because we were able to show them what we created out of what they taught us. It gives them a sense of accomplishment, becuase they got to teach grade 12's how to do something, and it was cool to see their reactions to that.

I enjoy the collaborations with the grade 3 class, because kids are an overall joy to see and interact with. Its interesting to see how they use social media at such a young age, and how it differs from the way we use social media. The class also seems really well behaved, which is nice to see from such a young class, and our class could probably use a lesson on behaviour from them.