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.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Amanda, Amanda, and Amanda.

***Back by popular demand***

Today's blog session is going to have one purpose:


This live-in cousin lives with me. (Who would of thought this notion was true?) Her life consists of:

Step 1: Sleep until 10:00 a.m.
Step 2: Lounge until 11:00 a.m.
Step 3: Relax until noon.
Step 4: Watch t.v. until 4:00 p.m.
Step 5: Take nap from lack of sleep.
Step 6: Eat food (mostly Ben and Jerry's)
Step 7: Groan and mumble of "sleep deprivation" and having to go to work.
Step 8: Get self into car and drive.
Step 9-10: Work; come home, and sleep.

And repeat.

Today, we helped find stability in her life, by searching for apartments on Craig's List (what a reliable, trustworthy source to go to, am I correct or what?). Then we hid from neighborhood children.

After that, she had to go sleep, due to the fact that she was awake for more than an hour without a nap.

Now join me by posting something encouraging to her. Some of the following responses are acceptable:


There you go folks.
Signing out, The Unsocial Homeschooler.
Current read: Ballet for Dummies, by Scott Speck.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Medieval Times, Mexicans, and Mancala

I've missed you, fellow followers.
Before I start, I must give a holla to Shelly, for stalking me when I thought she disappeared.

This weekend was filled with falling in love with knights, hot tubs, and jet-skis.
Let me start from the beginining.
First off we started the weekend with an excellent trip to Medieval Times, where I met the black-and-white knight of my dreams. As a plus, He threw me a flower, after he kissed it. AND he's a mexican (a Mexican knight?) to top it off.

Then later on, followed  with a fabulous youth group pool party. Yes, I went 107 miles per hour on a jetski in the bay, and I loved it. (Little  to my mother's knowledge)

I shall uplaod more pictures later.

I now depart, as I prepare for my mancala tournament.
The Unsocial Homeschooler
Current Read: A Murder for Her Majesty, by Beth Hilgartner

Friday, July 30, 2010

Lovely Wisdom, Long Rides, and Labor Laws

Why hello dear readers!

My wisdom for the day:
When facing a huge dandelion field, start with a single frolick.

A bit closed-minded, but I hope you understand.

So today the family that I belong to and I are going to Medieval Times. Huzzah!
Despite the long ride, we shall have a fabulous time.

And today, once again, I am working in Chapter2. Us homeschoolers have nothing better to do than defy Child Labor Laws. It's great fun, though. (Shout out to Kelly The Manager: Holla!)

Signing off, The Unsocial Homeschooler.
Current Read: Airman, by Eoin Colfer

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Photography - enjoy!
Comment on your favorites.
Copyright 2010 The Unsocial Homeschooler.
Route 9 at it's best.
Smaller sister playing piano.
Layla Hope, our  live in garden girl.
Chapter2 Thrift  Store, to which I am Assistant Manager
Beautiful fields of Pennsylvania
Hot Air Balloon.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Followers, Frolicking, and Fabulous Games.

Well hey, 7 followers is not to shabby!

Last night was most enjoyable. Our youth group played a fabulous game by the name of whiffleball. (I promised Mr. James, I would post about this) I stepped up to bat, and hit the ball quite far. But the notion to drop the bat as I ran completly escaped me, and though I frolicked as fast and hard as possible, I was tagged out.

Forgive me, my wisom has escaped me today. Here is a quote I enjoy though :
"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

Signing off, The Unsocial Homeschooler.
Current Read: Airman, by Eoin Colfer.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

(Green) Water, Webkinz and Wisdom

I still sit here grounded.  But soon I shall have freedom - tomorrow!  Rejoice in this dear readers, REJOICE!!! 

After I finished my post yesterday, a few exciting thing happened that only a homeschooler would appreciate:  a deadly, very disturbing library fire in my backyard*, swimming in an algae-filled pool at the neighbors (no offense "neighbors"), all topped off with my nightly bowl of cereal (she bought the honey-nut cheerios!!)  But today, best of all, our DUMPSTER came!!!  In the process of rolling off the dumpster, my squirrel-dog almost got flattened.  However, I saved her just in time.  -bow-

The Dumpster - seconds
after I saved my squirrel-dog
Today, I will begin offering my daily words of wisdom.  Since I started the blog yesterday, I'll have to give you 2 today to catch up.

1)  Nothing stays free for long.

2)  Good things come in small packages, but the best things in life you can't even see.

I've concluded #1 because the whole worlds of Webkinz and Club Penguin are going down the drain.  I can't have one moment of peace because all my little sisters do is bug my mother to pay $14.99 (plus tax) to play online games that, in my day** used to be free to all.

I have no explanation for #2.  Figure it out, dear readers, yourself.

Signing off,
The Unsocial Homeschooler
Current Read:  Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde (expect book review by Friday)

* Please note this fire was not deadly, dangerous, or actually even a fire.  Just a smokey lightbulb.  But it's newsworthy because the fire trucks came, right?

** "My day" was in 2008-2009 when Webkinz were still cool.  holla!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mothers, Kiddie Pools and Musings

Here marks the first documentation of the Unsocial Homeschooler.  So, here I sit with my mother typing this for me because I'm grounded from using the computer.  But it's all good.  Us homeschoolers enjoy having our mothers do everything for us.  We are completely incapable to do things on our own.

Ok, enuff about this minor inconvenience.  Now onward, to more positive notions. 

I thought that I would post so you can know a little about me, before you start "following" my blog, because I know you want to. (FOLLOW, FOLLOW, FOLLOW!)

Some things I enjoy doing are frolicking in fields, making crowns of daisies and swimming in my blow up pool out back.  I'm so hardcore. 

So, here's to long summer days filled with musings from the epic life of an unsocial homeschooler.