Monday, February 14, 2011

Soo...about this book.......

If I asked you what was the hottest book of 2010-2011, what would you answer? [If the word twilight came across your mind, go away ;)]

Well, dear readers, I can answer that question quite confidentaly, that it's The Hunger Games!
The magical trilogy summary: "The Hunger Games takes place in an unidentified future time period after the destruction of North America, in a nation known as Panem. Panem consists of a wealthy Capitol and twelve surrounding, poorer districts. As punishment for a previous rebellion against the Capitol, every year one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 from each district are selected at random and forced to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised event in which the participants, or "tributes", must fight to the death in a dangerous outdoor arena until only one remains. The story follows fatherless 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, a girl from District 12 who volunteers for the 74th Games in place of her younger sister, Primrose."

I can take a wild guess and say that you will enjoy this, even if violence isn't your thing. It's great for boys and girls, kids and adults. [Hey, I even got my mother to read them!] So before they're all sold out, go grab a copy, or get it from your library.

Thats it for today.
 -In best gangster imitation- Mad love to my followers!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

What's this?

Why look here! An updated blog! I know, the name is...unoriginal. But I decided calling it "Amber Alert: an orginial blog" wasn't quite appropriate. So, if you can think of some magical, fabulous name, leave me a comment!

So I've recently returned from an eventful trip. My parents took off to Florida for 5 days and left the rest of the bandwagon with out of state family. While I'd much rather be tanning at the beach,we three kiddos had alot of fun. So here's the top five things that happened:

1: I took a fantastic spill on the ice, cutting up my face and receiving a fabulous black eye.

2: Worked an 10 hour shift at my grandparent's coffee shop/bakery outside of Phildelphia. The money I made is going towards the get-Amber-a-new-pair-of-pointe-shoes fund.

3: Spent endless hours playing Dutch blitz, possible THE funnest game ever invented.

4: Watched my cousin T. absolutely cream C.B. West Highschool during his swim meet. //laughs unmercilessly.//

5: Re-read the Hunger Games! [Watch for my new blog post about this one!]

So, that concludeds my post from my new blog. Until next time!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The homeschooler is undergoing a dramatic change.

Well, friends. I'm changing my blog name. Why you ask?


dramatic pause


I may not be a homeschooler for much longer. What's this? Your shocked? Confused? Running around filled with feelings of chaos and mass destruction? Calm down. Take a few breathers.

I have applied for the Performing Arts Academy in a not so nearby town. They have accepted my application and I am now going for testing on January 29th. After that, I will audition. After that, I will hear back if I have been accepted. Out of 200+ kids auditioning, they will only accept 20 for each subject: Dance, Theater, and Singing. (I as you have probably guessed, am auditioning for dance.) Pressure, ya think??

So, folks, I'll keep you posted. Pray for me through the process!

The Unsocial Homeschooler.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Island, Halloween, and Higher Priorities

Warmest regards to my followers! I must say I have been extremely busy lately and have had much higher priorities than to blog. [Such as playing Bejewled Blitz, Farmville, and Happy Island on Facebook.] There, now you know my secrets. (If anyone is interested on sending me some Farmville Cows, please don't hesitate!)

As for my homeschooling life, Algebra stills lingers as my worst foe. I say it should go solve its on problems, and not on my time. [As I stated, I've got MUCH more important things to do.]

And for my social life, we are hopefully opening our new store in days/weeks to come! If all goes well (we will find out tonight) we should begin packing and moving this weekend.  Halloween AND the store all in one weekend!

For Halloween, this year I am going as non other than a Ninga. This has had some conflict, becase I am a huge supporter of pirates in the ninga/pirates debate, [post what side your on!!], but I believe my minions won't mind for one night.
I bet you just can't wait for pictures.

Until Next Time,
The Unsocial Homeschooler
Current Read: George Washington's World, By Genevieve Foster (Don't judge me!)

Friday, September 10, 2010


Dear Fellow Readers:

I have now finished my second week of school.  Lately, I've noticed that a common conversation killer is:

Them:  "Hey who do you have for homeroom this year?"
Me:  *cough* "Oh, I'm homeschooled."
Them:  *5-second pause* *lame attempt of knowing-smile*  "Ohhh." *drawn out...with a rise in the middle of the word* 
(Did you just try to verbalize that "ohhh"?  Come on. You know you did.)

Actual responses from others, after the "Ohhh"
  • "Does your mom force you to do that?"
  • "I'm sorry to hear that."  (my favorite)
  • "That's cool...i guess."
  • "Who checks up on you?  Like are you ALLOWED to do that?"
So to prove to the world that we DO engage in educational activities, here is a picture of my  work for the week.


Current School Work

So, as I leave for my last Bible study until next summer (that's another story) I say farewell.

The Unsocial Homeschooler
Current Read: Hunger, by Michael Grant

Monday, August 16, 2010

Foil, Fingers and Fractured Distal Phalanx

Once again, my mother is typing for me, BUT the reason this time is much more dramatic.

Today, at a homeschooling picnic, I was fulfill my 15 minutes of required P.E. time (and you think we don't have "gym"?)  As I used exercise equipment at the park, my fingers were crushed by a misguided youth, who inadvertently slammed the neighboring piece of iron bar into my digits of BOTH hands.  I spurted and dripped hemoglobin and plasma carelessly as I ran to my mother, who lounged (*lounged?!? says mom*)  a 1/2 mile away. 

I wasn't very valiant, but I withstood the pain as waves of nausea and feelings of faintness came over me. 

My mother rushed me to the ER at SOCH.  Props to those nurses. (holla!)  After a ride in a wheelchair and hospital bed, a couple of xrays on BOTH hands, and TOO many needles,they performed a "re-insertion" of my fingernail bed (yes, it looked as gross and painful as it sounds) derma-bonded by skin shut on my left hand.  Ice was prescribed for my right hand.  Both hands will lose fingernails, one maybe permanently.  EPIC!!

You may be wondering, why I have foil wrapped around my splinted finger? (lovingly named Oswald - for it has its own heartbeat now)  I have an ice wrap around the splint and the foil keeps it contained and cold.

After a long day of perseverance and much medication,  I lay - eating my bowl of cereal (honey nut o's) watching a NEW episode of Cake Boss. 

That is all.

Signing off,
The Unsocial Homeschooler
Current read:  101 Ways to Survive a Traumatic Injury

Friday, August 13, 2010

Superstitions, Super Cute Dogs, and Shannon Hale.

Not that homeschoolers are superstitious, it's just that we have nothing better to wait for, with joy.

So today we broke down.
On the Island, no less.
And it's not the tropical kind.

And, even though a rabid nail punctured our tender tires, we were saved by Mr. Davis, who nobly pulled up and helped us. (And his super cute dog Daisy)

After that, we frolicked over to the animal shelter (after seeing Daisy) to check for any adorable animals.

That is all.
Signing off, The Unsocial Homeschooler.
Current read: The Goose Girl, by Shannon Hale.