Sunday, September 28, 2008

Forward Messages...Ah!

Am I the only person who HATES forward email/text messages?! They drive me CRAZY! I can't stand some of the ones I get. Send this on to 15 people or crazed mammoths are going to eat your babies favorite doll when she grows up. Once you forward this, your true loves name will pop up on the screen, because this one is true, not like all of those other fake forward messages out there... Do you hear what I'm saying?! Why do people believe some of the ones they get? If it is funny, and has a point, I will send it on... But if its like one of the ones I got today, which said (and I'm NOT making this up!) "...or you will turn ugly in six years..." who is going to believe them? So in summary, if the forward is funny, be my guest and send it on! But if you are going to add something stupid like if I don't forward this my dog's friend's owner will get rabies and then go crazy and kill everyone he knows, then please, I don't want it.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Viva La Vida

Ok, for the lost little while, I have been searching around the internet, trying to find the meaning of the song Viva La Vida by Coldplay. I have looked at a few sites that were guessing at it, and everyone seems to be coming up with different answers. So I checked out Wikipedia, and there was something Chris Martin (the lead singer) had quoted to a magazine, and I think I have figured it out... He said that the line "I know St. Peter won't call my name" refers to going to heaven. Before you get in, St. Peter has to call your name. When Chris was young, he said he made some bad choices, so I think that's what that is referring to. In the first stanza, he sings:
I used to rule the world,
Seas would rise when I gave the word.
Now in the morning I sleep along,
I sweep the streets I used to own.
My guess for the meaning of this part is that he used to be bad, and "rule the world". Then something happened, and he realized that acting like that was getting him nowhere, and now he "sweeps the streets [he] used to own". The rest of the song is pretty much giving the same message. That is just my idea of the meaning behind it... I may be way off, so if you have any other opinions about it, please feel free to tell me!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Better continue writing... I think I missed a week...

Alright, I'm not really sure what to write about today... Oh! I've got it! I'll tell about my friend in Haiti! Ok, so me, my family, and our cousins went on a cruise this last summer. It was a blast! We went to the Caribbean, and one of our stops was in Labadee, Haiti. It was our first stop, so I was new to the whole being a new country thing. We spent most of the day on the beach, where my cousin got stung by a jellyfish... She was ok, but she said it hurt a ton! The girls went and got their hair braided, and after that we had lunch. It was pretty good, because Royal Caribbean provided it for us! So after that we were heading back to the ship, but the girls just HAD to go to the shops. Now remember, this was our first shop, so I was still getting used to the way that the people selling stuff work. There was a building that had a bunch of islanders selling things. They ranged from guitars, to magnets, to wooden flutes. We get the the outside of the long, narrow building, and one of the islanders tells me he wants to show me something that I will like. So being new at this, I followed him. He started showing me a wooden flute, and a box that said Haiti on it. He kept pressuring me to buy them and I had no intention of buying either of them. So he kept telling me he was my friend, and asked me what my name was. I saw no harm in telling him my first name, so I told him. What he did next caught me off guard. He grabbed a chisel and started carving my name into the flute! So twenty bucks later, I'm stuck with a flute that doesn't even work... When my uncle heard what happened, he just laughed... And now that it's all over, I do too! My cousins and I now have a joke that if someone is a good friend, they are not like my friend from Haiti!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My REAL First Blog Post! Woot!

Hey everyone! As you probably all know, this is my blog for Honors English. I'll start out by giving a background to my name and blog's name... The Soup Nazi is a famous episode of Seinfeld, where the main characters find a new soup kitchen. It is supposedly the best soup in the city, and people line up for almost a block to get soup there! The only catch is that the owner is temperamental. He has a certain ordering procedure that must be followed, or he gets mad and yells "No soup for you!". This has earned him the nickname "The Soup Nazi". One of the characters (Elaine) doesn't order right, and she gets banned for a year. She ends up acquiring all of his recipes and runs him out of business. The Soup Nazi moves to Argentina at the end of the episode, which upsets his normal customers. It's one of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld, and I thought it would be clever to name my blog after it! Does anyone else have anything special that they named their blog after? Or is it just a name you came up with on the spot? Please share!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Blog Post #1

Hello world!

Ok, I am just putting this here as a change to count for the topic this week on the Honors English Discussion!