Everyone is blogging today because it’s the end of the quarter and many have taken this opportunity to talk about Halloween. Well, I’m not. I’m gonna talk about Christmas. No offense to anyone, but Halloween has to be my least favorite holiday out of the main three that I celebrate; Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Halloween is cool and all when you have stuff to do, but I just hand out candy while eating some of the candy myself. That’s boring. At least during Thanksgiving I get to see my cousins, and I get to eat huge amounts of food without being judged. Although the best holiday has to be Christmas. For you, october 31st might mean it’s time to dress up, but I instead put the christmas lights up. I get my christmas decorations for my room out, and get my christmas themed pajamas ready to put on. I stack up on hot chocolate and marshmallows, and I get my christmas playlist ready. This year is different, I would usually start celebrating christmas and having the christmas spirit right on the first day of fall, but that tends to leave me all festived out when christmas actually comes. So this year, I decided to wait a little longer to celebrate. Also, I don’t know about you guys, but the warm weather definitely has helped me think that it’s not time to celebrate christmas just yet. It was kind of painful to hold off on the music, but I now know that it was worth it. I’m going to enjoy christmas day ten times more now.
A week ago I challenged myself to sit outside and observe the living organisms around me. I never really appreciated what was around me, and I know people who go outside and observe the world, and they experience this type of zen feeling and calmness, so I wanted to feel the same, since there is a lot going on right now, especially with the end of the quarter right around the corner. Around my neighborhood, there are a lot of trees, and there are a couple on people’s yards, including mine. There is a big fat one that covers my whole house, and it’s leaves are started to shed off of the branches. One by one the leaves trickle down and gently get placed on the ground. I pick one up, examining it. It was a very bright red leaf, the as red as a firetruck. It looks lovely, but suddenly I begin to imagine how the leaf would look hours later; reddish brown, with spots around it signifying that it’s dying. I drop the leaf, and go back to observing everything else. I notice rust on the cars, puddles of rain scattered around the road, and a red spider. I’ve never seen anything like it. It looked like it wasn’t even supposed to be in this world, like it belonged somewhere in another planet. It’s back was yellow with black stripes, and it was crawling right towards me. I didn’t even think twice and before I knew it, I was in the living room shaking. Maybe I should appreciate nature some other time.
When looking at the two candies, you can immediately tell a difference between the packaging. They both give you different vibes, a different feel to one another. When looking at the Hershey’s kiss, it’s dull, and boring. While the tinfoil covering the chocolate drop is considered flashy, the chocolate is still small. This small little drop of chocolate could get lost in a mix of other different kinds of candy. Yet, if the Starburst is in the mix, you would be able to find it more quickly. The Starburst wrapper is bright, vibrant, more eye-catching. Another thing that I have noticed is that the more color you add to something, the more it will appeal to kids. Imagine a kid’s toy. It’s not going to be one singular color, if it is, it’s something very vibrant. Starbursts come in orange, yellow, pink, or red, and those are just the original flavors. The have other kinds of flavors too, and they are also very vibrant colors. The vibe that you get from a Starburst is more childlike, and playful, you can even get that just from hearing the name. The Kiss contrasts this with a more adult ish look and feel. The packaging is more simple, yet looks more elegant, and whenever you hear the name, you relate it to romantic aspects, like couples, valentine’s day, and more.
In theatre, we are involved in something called Cappies. It’s an awards ceremony for high school theatre departments, kind of like the Tony’s, but a high school version. My first year of being involved in theatre, I was in the musical. We did Thoroughly Modern Millie, and we were nominated for a lot of categories. One of them being Best Ensemble and Best Song in a musical. Every nominee gets a medal, and they can get multiple depending on how many categories they got nominated for. I was a part of both song and ensemble in the musical, therefore, I got two medals. You can wear your medals on the day of the awards ceremony. The awards ceremony is held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
I will never forget the day that I went to the Kennedy Center. Not only were we nominated, but we were also performing on the stage during the awards ceremony. I was really nervous, because a lot of people attend Cappies, and every other high school is watching you. They also broadcast the ceremony on tv.
This medal holds many happy memories, and all I feel is joy whenever I look at it. What lead up to getting this medal was a whirlwind, something that I will never forget. Taking theatre is a journey, especially if you do the play or one of the musicals. It teaches you discipline, responsibility, and also to be the best that you can be.
I haven’t had strawberries in awhile. You smell sweet. I’m not going to taste you, but I know that you smell pretty sweet too. You’re a bright red at the top, but go darker in some spots, especially at the bottom. You’re also a little green. I find it weird how your little seeds are on the outside. When I was little, I would eat fruit every day, and strawberries were my favorite. That was around the time where I heard kids say that their parents told them melons would grow inside of them if they ate the seeds. I thought it would be the same with strawberries, so I didn’t freak out like the kids who ate melon seeds did. Deep down I guess I really wanted to grow a strawberry farm inside me since I liked them so much.
I don’t eat fruit as much as I used to, and strawberries are kind of gross to me now. Maybe it’s because I would eat copious amounts of it when I was little that I just got so sick of it. I don’t really like the color red anymore either. It just stands out so much, and it’s a pretty basic color that a lot of people seem to like. Not me. You know what’s funny? I used to love strawberries, and hate broccoli. I think almost every kid has experienced this kind of hatred. But you know, the older I got, the more I ate broccoli. It began to grow on me, but now it’s a must have almost every time when I have dinner.
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