History On April 26th

You ever wonder what happened in history today? Well I’m here to tell you exactly that. Enjoy!

April 26th

1928 – United States opens a yo-yo factory owned by Pedro Flores. They had 600 employees and made over 300,000 yo-yo’s daily.

1954 – The new polio vaccine is given for the first time in a nationwide polio vaccine test.

1986 – An explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine resulted in a nuclear meltdown sending radioactivity into the atmosphere. This is considered the largest nuclear accident in history. (I watched this Youtube video of this guy who actually goes and explores and abandoned down due to this accident. Link will be down below.)

2000 – First bill was signed that allowed same-sex couples to form civil unions.

2002 – An expelled student went on a shooting rampage at the Johannn Gutenburg Gymnasium in Erfurt, Germany. He killed 13 teachers, 2 students, and a police officer before taking his own life. According to students he ignored them and aimed for mostly the teachers.

 

Now you know what happened on April 26th. Thanks for reading!

 

 

Know or Don’t Know?

I was laying in bed last night watching my fish swim around in their tank. When I finally got tired of watching them I got up, turned the fish tank light off, and plopped back down in my bed. When I layed down I wanted to roll over and check my phone to see what time it was. For some reason though my mind just thought that it would be cool to not know what time it was, so I layed there thinking about how I’m going to sleep not knowing what time it was. It kind of bothered me, not knowing something I was capable of knowing. This happens a lot where we want to know something but we don’t actually try to figure it out. What time I went to sleep is something that I could’ve easily known but for some reason I wanted to go to sleep in the unknown. My mind is weird like that I guess. It reminds me of how sometimes we want to know things but we also don’t at the same time. That sometimes it doesn’t matter if we know or don’t know something, even if we want to know. You get what I’m saying? Haha. Don’t go and try to figure out something you don’t want to know, because there is probably a good reason why you don’t want to know that certain something. It’s hard sometimes when we want to know something so bad even though we know that it could hurt us or be disturbing. Switch it around though and let’s talk about if you want to know something that you actually want to know. How many questions a day do you hear get asked that never get answered? Or have you ever thought of a question in your mind that you were curious to know the answer about. Like why the little styrofoam pieces are called peanuts? Who knows. Well someone out there knows and the internet knows and so if you want to know, look it up! Ask someone! Then you will know and you will feel a little more educated. Know or don’t know, it’s all up to you.

Why are styrofoam pieces called peanuts? It’s because they used to use peanut shells for packing things and then the styrofoam replaced that.

Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed! What is a question that you wanted to know that you don’t have the answer to? Just maybe I can answer them for you. ūüôā Thanks!!!

History On April 25th

Here I am again to tell you guys what happened in history on the day of April 25th.

1954 – Bell labs announce the first solar battery made from silicone. It has about 6% efficiency.

1956 – Elvis Presley has his first number one on the Billboard Pop singles chart with “Heartbreak Hotel” which stayed number one for 8 weeks.

1960 – An earthquake flattened the city of Lar in Iran, killing an estimated number of 400 people and injured 450.

2007 – Astronomers announce discovery of earth like planet outside of solar system that has running water on its surface.

Now you know! Thanks for reading!

Livin’ Life In The Gray

Gray – Of a color intermediate between black and white, as of ashes or an overcast sky.

“The gray area, the place between black and white – That’s the place where life happens.” – Justin Timberlake

“A gray area in the world that doesn’t like gray areas, but the gray areas are where you find the complexity, it’s where you find the humanity and it’s where you find the truth.” – Jon Ronson

 

Gray is always seen as such a depressing color. A sad gloomy day kind of color. I love going outside when it’s raining and jumping around in puddles in my rain boots. Do I really do that that often? No, not at all but I need to more often. We get happy when we see blue skies because that means it’s going to be a beautiful day, but flowers and plants get happy when they see gray skies because that just might be rain coming. The gray area, the place between black and white. Just live your life in between. Don’t overdo it but yet down underdo it either you know? I’m keeping this short and sweet today so just remember that gray isn’t a sad color, and that you need to live your life in the gray areas and because that is where you will find humanity and the truth.

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed. Let me know in the comments what you think the gray area means to you in your life, thanks!!!

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What Happened In History Today?

Have you ever thought about what other events have happened on a certain day? I know I have so I’m here to tell you some of the things that happened over the years on this day.

April 24th:

1984 – Apple released the llc portable computer which cost $1,295.

1990 – USA hubble space telescope was launched into orbit.

1991 – Golf clubs banned the use of portable phones on the golf course because it is a distraction to other players.

 

 

“Life Is Like A Zip Line”

Zip Р1. fasten with a zipper   2. Move at high speed

“Life is like a zip line, it’s over before you know it and you don’t remember much because it all went so fast.” – Linda Poindexter

“A person’s zip code shouldn’t decide their destiny.” – Barack Obama

“Send your life to a whole new level! Zip up the negative words and start speaking faith and victory into your future.” – Joel Osteen

It’s crazy to think about. My life isn’t even halfway over yet but it feels like it’s going so fast. Before I know it it will be half over. I wish we all were able to remember everything we did in our lives. I wish there was an SD card in our eyes so that we could take it out and watch any moment of our lives over again. I love watching home videos and seeing me as a little kid playing outside with my siblings, it makes me smile. Do you guys think that your life goes by faster and faster the older you get? That’s what it’s starting to feel like. Now let’s talk about Barack’s quote. I totally agree with this. I live in a small town in the middle of the United States, but I’ve always wanted to live by the ocean. I wanted to be a marine biologist and then an aquatic vet but I didn’t want to be in college for twelve years and so I’m going on to pursue a career in journalism. Just because I’m not going into those careers anymore I’m still going to live by the ocean. I’ve decided that in my free time I’m going to volunteer at aquariums and other marine life activities. Now the last quote, is a good one. When someone tells you you can’t do something just zip it up and move on. You know your worth and what you are capable of and that’s all that matters.

Thanks for reading! Let me know in the comments if you think that life goes by faster and faster as you get older? Also let me know what your favorite quote up there is and why? Thanks!!!

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French Fry Poem

I don’t know about you guys but I love french fries. I could eat french fries every day. Have you ever wondered how french fries even got their name? Well I’ll tell you. In the 1840’s pomme frites (fried potatoes) appeared in Paris. They became really popular and ended up coming over to America. Because they came over from France the Americans started calling the “french fried potatoes” and then overtime it shortened down to just french fries. There it is, pretty obvious right?

Here’s a poem I like about french fries, enjoy!

“A piece of potato fried to perfection, ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†At any fast food a great selection, ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Wheatear waffle, crinkle, or even stake, ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†A small medium or large I will surely take, ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Dipped in ketchup or seasoned with salt, ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†If you gain a bunch of weight, it’s the french fries fault.”

This poem didn’t have a real name just a username which was tpdancerocks.

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Update: The Past Is Back

If you haven’t read my original post “The Past Is Back” then I would recommend reading that first, I promise it’s not as long as this one is but it’s definitely a story to tell. After reading this though let me know in the comments if you want a part three and want to know more about Tim and I’s history.

Okay so for those of you who read my post about my ex boyfriend then this is an update for you because I said I’d let you know what happened. Welcome to high school drama haha. In this story I’m not using the real names of my ex boyfriend and his girlfriend.

I had it all planned out what I was going to say to her, Amy, my ex boyfriend’s girlfriend. I was going to walk up to her first hour in the study hall room and tell that I don’t want any hard feelings between us, but before she starts texting me insulting me she should actually know who I am. Then I was going to ask her if she wanted to see the messages that he had sent me so that she believed he had messaged me and I hadn’t reached out to him. I ended up not talking to her at all though and just letting it go. Letting it fly behind me as if it never happened. I get to 6th hour of school, which is the last hour of the day, and my friend Schelbie calls me over to talk to her about the situation with Tim, my ex, and Amy. She tells me that Amy had left school because something happened with Tim. The first thing that I said was, “okay I don’t care,” and I didn’t. Then when the bell rang and we were dismissed from class, her friend came and told us why she left and it was because Tim had broken up with Amy so that’s why she left school. High school drama I’m telling you. After school Tim messaged me again and was telling me to leave him alone and to stay out of his life (while also calling me some mean names I should not repeat.) Right away I was confused because first of all, he had messaged me first, and secondly, I told him that I didn’t want to hang out with him and that I had blocked all of his other accounts for a reason so that he would stay out of my life. I couldn’t believe that he was trying to make it seem like I was barging into his life when he’s the one that messaged me to begin with! Tim is 19, almost 20, and he is acting like a child. That’s nothing new, because this wasn’t the first time he tried reaching out to me and then accused me of messaging him first once his new girlfriend found out. I tried not to get mad about it but at the time I was furious that he was, once again, trying to make me look like the bad guy. I messaged him back a short message because I didn’t want to make it that long and I said, “You are the one that messaged me first and keeps coming back into my life. Why do you think I have you blocked on everything? Really you’re the one that needs to stay out of my life.” After that he didn’t say anything back and I thought that maybe, just maybe this time would be the last, and I still hope it is. Somehow throughout this last year and 9 months he has found multiple ways to contact me. Now though, I’m just hoping and praying that this is the last time I’ll hear from him. Today I came to school and I found out that Tim and Amy are now dating again, so that’s, something I guess. This has been a longer story then I had planned on and I could keep going on about this but I’m going to end it here.

Thanks for reading this high school drama, hope you enjoyed and let me know in the comments below if you want a part three to this or if you want to know more behind the story of Tim and I. Thanks!!!

The Past Is Back

ADVICE NEEDED!!!

At my school there’s this girl who is dating my ex. My ex has always tried to reach out to me and I have to keep blocking numbers and Facebook accounts to get rid of him but he always seems to find a way in. Today he messaged me and his girlfriend found out and started texting me saying how nobody likes me and that he never loved me. I so badly wanted to snap back at her and say some unkind things but I held myself back. I don’t know what she’s going through in her life right now, and even though she said some mean things to me that doesn’t mean that I should say them back. I need to be the bigger person. I never wanted her to hate me for things I never did but it looks like it’s come down to that. Tomorrow at school I’m going to compliment her on her outfit or her shoes to show her that I have no hard feelings against her. It’s really hard in these types of situations to do the right thing, and usually I don’t. Today though I felt that good angel on my shoulder telling me not to snap back at her, and to be the better person. What I wish is that my past doesn’t keep coming back and putting me in a dark place. I need to not let the past come and affect my future because it’s mine and I determine how it goes from here. Even if he does keep finding ways to get into my life I’m never going to let him in. I’ve improved to a better individual in life and I’m proud of how far I’ve come. From here on out him and nothing else from my past are going to get me down. Tomorrow I’m going to say something nice to her and I’ll let you guys know what happens. 

Thanks for listening to my problem and if you have any advice for me on what to do I’d greatly appreciate it, thanks!

Seeing The Future

*Don’t forget to answer the question down below*

 

Opaque –¬†Not able to be seen through; not transparent.

 

“We may have a better reflection of ourselves in the mirror depending on how thick the opaque substance behind it is; the lighter the substance, the poorer the image; the thicker the substance, the better the image.” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Things are opaque to us, and we are opaque to ourselves.” – Jacques Maritain

“The earth is heavy and opaque without dreams.” – Anais Nin

“The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face.” – Jim Bishop

 

A lot of times peoples see past all of the good things you’re doing in life and just see the one bad thing. I see this happen a lot with parents and their kids. The good things the child does and achieves in life they won’t recognize as much as what the child does bad. I think that they should be equally approached. Otherwise the child isn’t going to care about the good things they do because they are going to feel like they don’t matter. Another thing that is opaque is our future. Like Jim Bishop said, when you try and look into the mirror you will only see a worried face through the dim outlines. A lot of us are afraid of what the future holds. Especially people just going off to college and graduating. When we look into the future it does scare us a little, at least I know it scares me. It’s because the future is opaque and you don’t know what’s going to happen or what you will have to encounter. Especially for me being young, I’m scared of something big happening in my life like a war or some type of tragedy. We want to be able to plan the future and know every step but we can’t, so many unexpected things happen. Just the littlest of things that happen can change your future a great deal. Even though we can’t see our future clearly, we can still make positive choices in the present that can have a positive impact on our future. All we have to do is try to sculpt our future and be prepared to deal with obstacles that may come our way. There are so many opaque things in life, the future, how we see ourselves, how we see the world, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. As much as it’s scary that we can’t see the future, I think that it would be scary if we could see the future. Don’t you? If you knew that in 10 years something bad was going to happen the you or the world, how would you feel?

My question to you is, would you rather want to know what’s going to happen in the future or not know?

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to answer the question in the comments below! Thanks!!!

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