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Kind of Summarizing Some of My Blog Posts This Year! The Biggest Post I Have Done All Year!!!

This is going to be the biggest, coolest, and best blog post I’ve done all year.  It’s sad that this could be my last blog post.  Everybody has had fun making posts and reading them. I hope that this post is the best post ever!

     Florida Gator Post

This was my first ever blog post on my blog.  It was very short in fact. I showed how I was the biggest Florida Gator fan ever. Even though we didn’t beat Tennessee in football, we still won the SEC East Division. It’s awesome that the Gators managed to bounce back after having a horrible season last year.

Olympics 2024 Post

I have big news. The two cities that will host the 2024 Summer Olympics are Paris or L.A. For the first time since 2002, a city in U.S.A could host the Olympics. Because of the great breeze and good weather, L.A could be a great place for the Olympics.

7/11 Post

 Being honest, I haven’t really been to 7/11 since September. This year on July eleventh, I advise that everyone should go 7/11 to get a free slurped. Slurpee’s are great for the summer because it will be scorching. This was one of my wackier and random posts that I really liked.  My favorite flavor of slurpee is blue raspberry.

Weeks  2, 3, and 4 NFL Prediction Posts

 These were meant to be a series, but I got bored from the originality. So I stopped the series. My record was very shabby and grotesque to look at, so I won’t tell you my record. Boy, were the Browns a disappointment this season.     

  How to Solve a Rubik’s Cube Post

I was not that  good at solving a Rubik’s Cube before watching this video. I didn’t know there was a method to its madness. Thankfully I have solved it at least twice in my life. By the way, ( if your read this post) I didn’t get a new cube,

Trumpet Post 

I have outlasted my trumpet buddies  again to become  1st Chair for the 4th time this year. A week ago, we went to San Antonio to compete in a band contest. We won the best band for our level group. Because the trumpet is super awesome(Everybody knows that), we always get some sort of melody in a song. We are also playing Beauty and the Beast. We have melody in the Gaston and Be Our Guest part.

Schlitterbahn Excitement Post

I went to Schlitterbahn last year, and I’m really hyped to go to it in the summer. I like the old park at the New Branfels site because it has more rides to do and more fun. The Falls, the longest lazy river ride at Schlitterbahn, is my favorite ride at the new park. Splashing, swimming, and relaxing are all the things I’m going to do at Schlitterbahn. I think that I’ve been to Schlitterbahn eight or nine times in my life.

For the Love of the Game Post

Most people know I love baseball. The sweet sound when you hit the sweet spot, diving for a baseball and getting your pants dirty, the sound of a glove when you catch a baseball. So far,  I’ve won first place for two tournaments and second place for two tournaments. We get rings if we get first or second in a tournament. My favorite time playing baseball was in Cooperstown, New York. That’s where the Hall of Fame is located. We had a four day tournament there and lost on the fourth day. Losing so early was devastating,  but sometimes you have to deal with it. Some day, I will make it to the Hall of Fame.

E NEEds Equality Post

Hold on to your sEatbElts , it’s going to bE a bumpy ridE. ( You should probably click thE hypErlink if you want to know why I’m capitalizing EvEry E.) BEcausE EvErybody in thE world rEad my post, thEy stoppEd all thE hating on E and gavE it Equality. In that post I complainEd about no Equality, in this post I’ll dEmonstratE how to givE it Equality. First of all, you havE to say nicE things to E. Saying you look ExcEllEnt is fabulous. SEcond of all, you’ll nEEd to usE words that start and End with E. End and introducE arE finE Examples of that. SEE what I did thErE. Lastly, sprEd awarEnEss of how E nEEds to becomE a primary lEttEr.

What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg? Post

My opinion has not changed. The egg came first. How so? It’s simple science and crazy creativity. The egg came first because the first chickens were dinosaurs. They were mutation which evolved over time. The chicken, which was a mutation, hatched out of an egg first proving that the egg came first. Even though scientists have  some theory’s, I’m still backing my opinion and I won’t let up. I even hyperlinked the egg just to show that it came first! Can a 13 year old teenager be smarter than scientists?  I don’t know. Because of mutations and evolutions from dinosaurs, the egg came before the chicken.

Pet Peeves

Pet peeves are honestly the worst. Nobody likes them. They are the things that make you cringe, itch, and make you want to put yourself in a ball and cry. In that post I talked about how someone else waking me up is my biggest pet peeve. I hate it especially when I go to sleep late and have to wake up early. My morning is ruined when someone wakes me up. It makes me so tense and grumpy when this happens.

This was obviously the biggest post Ive ever done. I have really enjoyed writing all the blog posts I’ve done. Whether my posts have been random, sad, about baseball, has a serious tone, or are just plain weird, and I have been having a blast doing them. From September to May we have been writing blog posts. Being honest, my favorite post was probably the E NEEds Equality post because of its wackiness and randomness.  I also liked how my voice was expressed when I capitalized every E. I hoped you enjoyed my biggest post ever that is over one thousand words!!!

My Pet Peeves

Pet Peeves are worst nightmares, annoyances, and experiences. Everybody has a pet peeve. What  is the definition of a Pet Peeve? A pet peeve is something that a particular person finds annoying.   Yes a pet peeve is not an itch on a pet. It’s something you find annoying.

My biggest pet peeve is someone else waking me up. Getting a good sleep is very important.  According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute sleep is very important to keep up physical health, mental health, and development.  All of that goes into the trash when one of my parents wakes me up.  “Ughhh” the sound I make every time that I’m woken up by them. “Why do you have to torture me?” I ask. “You have to wake up,” says my mom or dad every single time. I wake up grumpy in the morning.  I just wasted a perfectly good morning just because someone woke me up. It’s really annoying. Not like one sister annoying. Like SIXTEEN sisters annoying!  I honestly think that everyone’s pet peeve should be someone else waking them up.

One of my other pet peeves is too much homework.  Homework is the word that every student groans when a teacher says it. I’m totally fine with one or two assignments for homework, but having three or four homework assignments is totally unnecessary! I have an average of forty minutes of homework per school day. That number speeds into an hour: just by adding another homework assignment.  Having too much homework is pesky because it causes too much stress.  Stress is a very horrible thing. I have enough of it already. Everyone in seventh grade is trying to figure out who they are and what they want to do in life. Why add more stress?  There’s enough drama in a middle school day.  Also my backpack is SO heavy when I get out of school. Binders actually way stuff! It may seem shocking for some parents.  Because I have homework in math and science almost every day, I become annoyed and stressed out.

Homework, homework, and more homework can break the stress limit.  Pet peeves drive us insane, make us want to cry, and punch a pillow as hard as you can.  Anything that drives you cuckoo is a pet peeve.


My Experience From Getting My Wisdom Teeth Pulled Out

It was the second day of spring break and everything was fine. It was very pretty and beautiful until I was in the doctor’s office. I was getting my wisdom teeth pulled. Usually you get them removed when you’re seventeen or eighteen, but mine were about to come out. At thirteen. “You’re going to be fine,” said the nurse with a touch of sincerity.  “Oh rea— then I was out.

Because I was so groggy when I woke up, I didn’t notice that I was in a wheelchair.  Big mistake. Big time. Fortunately the surgeon managed to save me from falling out. Stepping out of the car— wow, that was pretty hard. I had to have both of my parent to lift me out and we had to go up a staircase that seemed to have no end.  You would obviously want to be me. During my spring break I battled  pain, clashes meds, and suffered boredom.

My mouth felt like it was in an everlasting ring of fire. It BURNED! The pain overcame the medicine. I wanted it to be over. Blood kept dripping out of my mouth like water out of a faucet. Splat, drip, drip, drip, splat. Another gauze gone; more to be refilled. The blood never stopped. If the the blood was a car on a road, it would never stop on a red light.  I was so frustrated that the only way to stop the blood was to put a gauze in it.  Fortunately, it stopped later that night.

After five gruesome days of brutality, grogginess, and overall horribleness, I couldn’t tolerate it. I started to become super crazy. “Mom I need medicine!” I yelled. ” You just had it a minute ago.” she yelled back. Yup, that was how it was the whole week. Getting wisdom teeth removed is worse torture than getting an ear chopped off. Van Gogh, can you hear me?

The good thing about the pain was that I ate a lot of  ice cream. Jello, jello, jello, and more jello. That’s all I ate.  Dessert for a meal? You must be crazy! No I’m not crazy: I’m hurt. There’s a fine line between  crazy and genius. Once I slurped down my medicine, I would eat jello or any soft food. What isn’t good about eating dessert three times a day? (That was a rhetorical question. Please don’t be a hater and say desert is bad for you.)

Thankfully my mouth doesn’t hurt now.  Three weeks post operation and I feel as great as a man who won a small jackpot. Actually my experience was only bad for a few days. The rest were actually pretty good. I wouldn’t say I want to do it again, but I wasn’t as bad as I thought. Hopefully if your wisdom teeth are pulled, it won’t be as bad as my experience.

Getting Writer’s Block is the Worst

Everyone has had it whether you like it or not (I personally hate it). No, it’s not the flu. It’s that moment when you’re in a black hole of blankness when you’re writing. Ugh it’s so annoying.  It’s like you’re dying but you’re not.  Getting writer’s block is the worst!

A reason why getting writer’s block is the worst is that you can get so stressed out. I was thinking about what to write for my blog and I couldn’t think of anything. I was so stressed and tense. I then somehow thought of this idea after ten minutes of writer’s block. But what is writer’s block?  It’s the condition of being unable to think about what to write or to how to proceed with writing.  Stress can also be the first sign of getting a heart attack or high blood pressure. Unfortunately there is no way to stop writer’s block, but you can prevent some of its powerful damage. That is why it’s the worst. Stress is also a very important thing to control. If you can’t control it then you need to take a deep breath and count to ten. Famous writers and poets all had writer’s block. Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, Dr. Seuss,  Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain.  I could go on and on for weeks.  Stress can make writer’s block seem the worst. Just don’t deem it the worst and you’ll be ok.

Although stress can make writer’s block so frustrating, there is another horrible thing that contributes it to make it seem like absolute madness. The boredom from it makes it horrible. You’re just thinking… and thinking… and thinking… and thinking. On and on, yet you can’t just get an idea. I mean why can’t I think of something? It’s just very annoying and untolerable. Tick, tock, tick, tock,  goes the clock. Seconds, by minutes, by hours you’re just wasting. How can it be fun wasting time?  Just please tell me: I would like to know. Being bored stinks. You feel so out of tune and broken down. I feel like if you weren’t bored,  writer’s block wouldn’t be as bad as it is. Unfortunately that’s not the case. Boredom pieces together the puzzle to make writer’s block brutual enough to be horrible. If  you’re lucky, then you’re writer’s block would not be as bad as mine.

That horrible illness that you can’t escape is writer’s block.  It pushes your buttons and goes to the extreme. Especially when you’re sucked into a place where you get horrible that hurts physically and mentally. Getting writer’s block is the worst!


What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?

Everyone knows the question what came first, the chicken or the egg, yet no one knows the answer—except for me. If you keep on reading this post, then you’ll know the answer… like me.

Here is how the answer could be the chicken. Two British scientists who “think they solved the riddle” believe the answer is a clear as a sunny day… it’s the chicken. Their evidence is that a certain protein inside the chicken’s egg that is only carried in the ovaries.  Guess what? Only chickens can hold the protein. So in English that means the chicken has to be the answer because of the protein. So in order for the chicken to make the egg it must mate with a rooster.  So how did roosters come to be? I don’t know.  But we do know the answer of the riddle  which came first, the chicken or the egg.  The British scientists’ evidence sounds promising— but does it?

Verdict: It’s the chicken.

Here is how the answer could be the egg. Have you ever heard of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution? Neither have I. Just kidding.  Well you know how the dinosaurs got extinct. It has been scientifically proven that chickens are descendants of dinosaurs. So how does that play in? It plays in by  knowing how did chickens came to be. I have a theory that chickens came from dinosaurs and are mutations. Mutations… oh are you talking about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Nope, I’m straight out saying that chickens are mutated dinosaurs, and have adapted to live in today’s society. So that means the first chicken was hatched out of an EGG to be alive. Then more mutations popped up, and more, and more , and more. Until the chicken population grew, and there was no more dinosaurs. The egg came before the chicken.

Verdict: It’s the egg.

Drumroll please. Crash, bang, crash, slap, Boom. I know it’s the egg. Using science and a theory of evolution has made my answer a law. Not really, because who is going to believe a 13 year old boy. Do you believe me or scientists?




The Aquarium is Fun

Splash splash, drip, drip, glug glug,  “woaaaah.” Those are what you hear at an everyday aquarium. Aquariums are very fun to go to.

A reason going to the aquarium is fun is that it’s educational.  In order to convince your parents to go to one, you must tell them aquariums have information about marine biology. Also about the animals. Some facts I’ve learned is that catfish have over 27,00 taste buds, and humans have around ten; octopuses have three hearts;  Sharks kill FEWER THAN TEN PEOPLE each YEAR,  yet Humans kill MORE THAN ONE MILLION SHARKS each YEAR; jellyfish have been around  before the dinosaurs even existed; Sea Otters spend one and a half hours each day grooming their fur;  the smallest fish, the Philline Goby literally is 1/3 of an inch when it reaches its full size; penguins actually live in the Southern Hemisphere. Not the North Pole; Almost every specie of pufferfish has some sort of toxic in them; a male walrus is called a bull, and a female walrus is a called a cow; the water moccasin can live in the water, and the land.

If you’re ever in a situation when you’re parents say no, you should always say how going  to an aquarium is education.

Another reason  is that there are a lot of activities to do. In the Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium, you can touch stingrays and starfish. It can be very exciting and entertaining for the kids. Just soaking your hands into the icy cool water can make any kids day. Many aquariums now have a 360°  tunnel so you can see every point of view. In my opinion, I think the 360 tunnel is the best part because you can see the sea animals everywhere.  Also watching the creatures chomp, tear,  and slurp their food during shows is cool to watch. In 5th grade, I once slept next to seals in Moody Gardens. I was up at five am playing tricks with the seals. It was so exciting!

Whether it’s a hot day or a cold day, whether it’s winter or summer,  going  to an aquarium will always be a blast because it is fun in multiple ways.


E NEEds Equality


E is my favoritE lEttEr. My favoritE color is bluE, my favoritE animal is an ElEphant, my favoritE food is chickEn marsala, the instrumEnt I play is a trumpEt, my favoritE sport is basEball, I livE in TExas, yEt all off thEsE  havE somEthing in common.  ThEy all havE an E somEwhEre in thE word.

You might bE asking EthEn, why doEs E nEEd Equality? WEll I was taking an English STAAR BEnchmark, and I was looking at thE answEr choicEs, but thErE  was no E!!! This is an outragE.ThE most usEd lEttEr, and the bEst lEttEr EvER, yEt it’s not on thE  bEnchmark. About a  wEEk ago was MLK day, and hE fought for African AmErican rights. This is diffErEnt! This is DEFINITLEY WAY MORE IMPORTANT!!! This could causE a war betwEEn vowEls and constants. You can probably can guEss what sidE thE is on. Ding Ding Ding. If you guEssEd thE vowEl sidE you arE corrEct!

But why would E bE on thE vowEl sidE? It’s prEtty simplE. ThErE is an E in vowel and no E in constant.  I’m all into pEacE, but if thE law doEsn’t change and allow E to bE an answEr choicE on thE BEnchmark and STAAR tEst, thEn E will movE to a diffErEnt alphabEt and start a nEw EstablishmEnt.  Who will rEplacE E? Y will. Nobody likEs Y. Y is a bad no good rubbish  horriblE copycat. YEs Y is a pEasEnt comparEd to E who is thE PrEsidEnt of thE UnitEd StatEs of AmErica. Wait a minutE. Why am I comparing E to Y? E is WAY too awEsomE to bE comparEd with Y. EWW that’s disgusting.

SomE good nEws is that whEn I took my sciEncE tEst, thErE was a answEr choicE for E. I was ExcEllEntly ExtrEmEly ExcitEd! For oncE E had Equality.  I hopE to sprEad awarEnEss of this VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE! REnEmbER if you EvEr sEE no E on a tEst, it is probably a bad tEst.

This was vERy fun to writE and pEculiar and uniquE in my opinion. CommEnt to tEll mE what your favoritE part of this post was!


Three Days of Fluctuation- Hanukkah, Christmas, and Deaths

Now this may be an unusual week for me, but my mom has been in this situation before.  It was July twelfth, and my grandma had died! The irony was that my mom’s birthday was two days before the death, and my birth was two months later! What a turn of events.

December 24th-     Today is Christmas Eve, or the first day of Hanukkah for me.  It doesn’t matter to me because I celebrate Christmas  and Hanukkah. The reason I celebrate both is that my mom and dad’s religion are different. So I celebrate both because I can.  At 8 o’clock on the dot we start our festivities. ”  Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-he-nu Me-lech ha-olam a-sher ki-de-sha-nu be-mitz-vo-tav ve-tvi-va-nu le-had-lik ner Ha-nu-kah.” That is the prayer we say after lighting the candles. Then my sister and I played a game of dreidel, and I won because I got a gimel on my first try!

December 25th- Today is Christmas day! I race towards the presents with my sister trying to figure which present is mine. In less than a heartbeat we woke our parents at 8:30. I got a sudoku cube, a shirt and pants, and a Nintendo 3DS with Mario Party and Pokémon Sun.  My family then had a fantastic meal which had a juicy plump turkey.  It was absolutely spectacular! My Christmas was a blast this year!

December 26th- The day was starting off great. I had a nice breakfast , and the Miami Dolphins had made the playoffs. It seemed the world was on my side until we heard the call…. Ugh once I heard the news I got so mad. My grandfather had died. He just died of old age.  He died at ninety one. Which is a pretty good age in my opinion. I was depressed that he died. He was as cool as a cucumber! I hope goes to a better place.

I think these three days pretty much went up and down. From good to bad; bad to worse.  Comment down how your holidays went!

The Billy Joel Concert

This past Saturday I went to something very exciting.  I went to the Billy Joel concert in San Antonio!  The concert was in the AT&T Center where the  San Antonio Spurs play. This was my first ever concert of Billy Joel.

It was 8:23 P.M on the dot when Billy Joel sang his first note. The first song he played was Miami 2017( I’ve seen the lights go out on Broadway.) The song was one of my favorites. ” I’ve seen the lights go out on broadway. I saw the might skyline fall.” The irony about that song was he wrote it in nineteen seventy six, but it actually happened on 9/11.  Billy Joel later sang the Yellow Rose of Texas as a joke to San Antonio. Before most of his songs he either sang a song in the same key as his, or told a joke about how he was still on the charts even though he hadn’t made a record since nineteen ninety three!!!

Later in the concert before singing a song, he sang the Lion Sleeps Tonight. The whole band got in the groove of that song. My favorite song that Billy Joel sang was most likely Piano Man or Italian Restraunt. That was my favorite part of the concert. ” Sing us a song you’re the piano, Sing us a song tonight. We’re all in a mood for melody, and you got us feeling alright.”

The concert ended at 11:30. Which made it a three hour and seven minute concert.  This concert was probably a once in a lifetime opurtunity. When we got to my house, it was 1:30.

Comment down below if you have been to a Billy Joel  concert.

A Medley of Interesting Information

This is my second medley of the year.

This past week has been very exciting for me. I have made lots of gingerbread cookies and I was in the Spelling Bee. This week has also been very time consuming because I have totally been studying 24/7. Tests from all different subjects have drained  my time too.

Last year I was in the Spelling Bee and got out on the word successful. I got tenth place last year. This year I was better prepared, but got a worst place.  I got my first five words right, and I was going on a streak until we got off the word list. ” Your word is riotous.” My palms were sweaty, my arms were shaking, my teeth was chattering. “R-I-E-T-O-U-S.” I missed it by that much. I accidentally spelled an E instead of an I I got twelfth place.    The hardest word I spelled right in my opinion was eucalyptus. Hopefully next year I’ll do better.

So onto my next adventure. I rolled out the gingerbread dough and brought the cookie cutters out. Yes, it’s this time of year again! It’s Christmas time! I brought out a T-Rex cookie cutter, and placed the dough inside. I repeated that action six times, and put three m&m’s in each dinosaur. I then put it in the oven. You could probably smell the sweetness from a mile away. I ate the gingerbread cookie with so much satisfaction – it could make almost make a rainy day turn sunny!

This way my exciting week I hope that you enjoyed it. Comment down below what you’re doing for Christmas?