Monday, January 31, 2011

I'm mad...

There is this course at my school that you are required to take called digital toolkit. It has three sections engineering, design, and media. I am in the media strand, it is my final strand as well. At the end of the course you have to hand in a final, power point project. I have been working on mine for months and my teacher gave me a freakin' 58% (or a 29/50). I worked sooooo hard on this and it had everything someone would want in a power point. I am talking about, effects, good colors, images w/ labels, just the right amount of text, and a really diligent student. I feel that this is very very unfair. So I wrote a letter to my teacher, (she's evil). here's a copy (edited a bit):

Dear Mrs. I could make her name sound like a curse but I'm better than that,

Recently on parent portal I was checking my grade for digital toolkit and I saw that I got a 29/50 or a 58%. I know that I can not force you to change the grade but I was hoping you would reconsider the grade I received. I have been working on the final project since my first strand and I feel that the information with in it was explanatory of the course and was well balanced between pictures and text. I hope you will reconsider this grade.
Thank You,
                                                                                                        Natalie Nope

I will update you on how this works out I hope it gets better.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dear Mr. President,

Dear Mr. President,

I really think your State of the Union address on 1/25/11 was amazing. I am really for some of the things you mentioned. Listening to your comments and advancements to be made in the future, brings me so much hope. I don't know if its hearing something besides, "In these tough financial times." Or just the idea of moving past this tragedy and continuing to get our country back. My favorite line would have to be, "Instead of subsidizing yesterday's energy, let's invest in tomorrows." I am amazed at what you said because of the meaning behind it. I am all for advancements in education, if the teachers and schools aren't as great as I want, then I get a not as great education. I'm not a student to take that risk. I live in a community of people who are very bias  on everything. I'm not one of those people. I live in an area who don't realize as much what their doing to the environment.  I live in any area that needs more awareness of the truth, of how this amazing country can stay on top. We can be the only place in the world to have amazing statistics in our ecological footprint, our education system, and our advanced way of living. I really think that some people live in the past too much with their beliefs and notions. I realize it will take decades to change their opinions. My main reason for writing this letter was to tell you about a interesting philosophy I've been thinking about for congress. Its called Project Purple. The idea is that the congress starts thinking about our nation, beyond their beliefs. For their people and only their people. Project Purple is just a way to say, you must compromise its for the good of the country. I saw this once, ONCE, in recent times. That was when they passed the 9/11 First Responders Healthcare Bill. I was so proud of our government on that day, it almost brought me to tears. But this is just a plan to get the congress men and women to begin thinking on more than snappy come backs on fox news. I just feel that we need to start working together, Republicans, Democrats, and people like me, Independents. Don't know if you realized it project purple is combining the red of Republicans and the blue of Democrats (plus purple is my favorite color and it rhymes). One thing is that I don't believe we should always look down on the country, we are normal people trying to grow with our advancements in technology, education, and the environment.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Moral Me!

This is a piece of artwork I made a few weeks ago. Its one of those pieces that has a story or moral to it. I want you to give it a good moral. One example would be, "Stay strong and true to your heart when everyone has done the opposite."

Monday, January 17, 2011

What do I want to do?

I really have no clue what I want to do when I grow up, I like everything a lot. My favorite subjects are art, orchestra, science, english, and history. That narrows it down to about everything besides a math teacher. Here's your task, I will give you a list of criteria and you have to come up with a job for me.

-I will not be a teacher unless it is of a college course or special education
-I will not be a doctor because of the risk and time in school
-I will not be a person in the position of leading to someone else's life (ex: judge)
-I am very creative and love to design, draw/sketch, and create
-I love working with children
-I would not want to worry to much about my job
-I don't want to live in a box
-I want multiple places where I could work (ex: therapist- school, private practice, and nursing homes)
-I want to make a difference
-I am a very opinionated person, don't put me in a job where I can get in trouble for telling my opinions
-I love music

any ideas???

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Decade Addiction

It frustrates me how much water bottles are used today. My mom is always reminding me that when she was a teen no one carried around water bottles. That they bought drinks or used drinking/water fountains. To start water foutains are gross. Also drinks are expensive to buy just one. Now water bottles can be bought in bulk, in 24 bottle packages, for only 5 dollars. So why would you think of spending $2.50 on just one bottle out of a vending machine. It is a growing problem that many people face. Now its become even more overwhelming due to the stress to reduce, reuse, and recycle. I don't think those are good rules to live by, you should really know what your doing with anything before you act and realize the possible reactions. My suggestion:

Avoid These Set-ups

What You Should Do- 
This thing is amazing and only costed $5 and has lasted me since september. GO GREEN!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

cutest little guys EVER!

So I was in target with my friend and we saw these little singing monsters, I can't say anymore just watch:

Tic Tok by: Ke$ha
Isn't that soooo cute!!!!

Shake It by: Metro Station

Forever by: Chris Brown

***The laughing in the background is my friend and I, these things are so cute!***

Thought of Randomness

Does anyone know how a gas station is designed. I was wondering this the other day when we passed by a gas station that had been torn down, heres how the conversation went:

(note: previously the spot had a shell station and convenient store)
Mom- What do you think's gonna be there?

Me- I don't know, hopefully a quick check, thats still a good spot for a gas station.

Mom- They can't put that in, I saw they already removed the tanks.

Me- What if they were just replacing them?

Mom- I doubt it, there were 4 tanks, it would cost a lot to replace them.

Me- well how many tanks are need per pump.

Mom- Due to the fact that their is reg. and premium, for every 2 pumps you would have 2 tanks so 4 pumps equals 4 tanks.

Me- What about diesel, for trucks and stuff?

Mom- Diesel would be in a separate tank most likely at a un-noticed pump.

Me- How do you lay out the tanks?

Mom- I DON'T KNOW!!!
She didn't sound mad at me for being curious but more for the fact that she had as much knowledge on the subject as I did. Thats what fascinates me, that we don't know how the most useful fuel in the world works in our own cars. I tried to find this out, searching through google like a mindless wreck. Somehow by typing in, "How does a gas station work" I came up with muscle milk, a stiletto,  and an American flag. I really wanted to find a diagram of the amazing system but not even wikipedia could provide that for me. ugh


Today I'm out from school because I felt like I was gonna puke on the bus. Being absent sucks, you miss so much. In one day you miss six classes, imagine all the homework and cluelessness I feel. Why can't you just come back to a class the same way you left it. Worst of all is its the day after break so all of the teachers are starting brand new topics!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Goals Guide

I know the secret, no not who wins the next season of American Idol, I know the guidelines of setting good goals. New Years resolutions aren't easy but my Spanish teacher, yes Spanish, taught how to set appropriate goals/resolutions. Here are the rules to do it right:

1.) No goal should be too high
2.) No goal should be too low
3.) No goal should be too extended
4.) No goal should be unrealistic
5.) Every Goal should be remembered and maybe even WRITTEN DOWN
These aren't that hard but NO goal should be too easy or too hard to achieve

Remember Goals are very good to set but only if they are set appropriately to you, yourself, and you.

My Holiday

My holiday went ok, but so fast. I don't want to go back to school tomorrow. I got some pretty cool gifts including a Sony Bloggie (a vid. camera). I think we did pretty good this year, I mean in a way of getting gifts for our family. I think everyone liked their gifts. Its mostly my aunt, uncle, and grandparents that are hard to please. I spent some time shoveling, we have a pretty big driveway. Went shopping at the mall for an entire day, then got a cold and laid around all day. Wednesday I went to the doctor for an annual and ended up getting my blood taken (I am not going to rant about the need of organized blood taking labs). Next day I hung out with my best friend, we were both really tired. Then I went shopping again, I wouldn't have gone except it was my friends birthday (yes she was born on new year's eve if you were counting). I stayed up on New Year's Eve watching Wallace and Grommet and The Three Stooges, at midnight we watched the ball drop in nyc. I went grocery shopping and the over to the same friends house. Today, Sunday, I had to go to my cousin's house for a birthday party. Earlier this morning I found out I have limes disease, woo-hoo. I haven't had any aches or pains, but now I have to take two pills a day for three weeks. Its like they knew my favorite colors because the (giant) pills at first looked lime-green but, when  I opened the container I found that they are actually bright blue. Its like they were meant for teens. Now I come home to a depressed family who realizes tomorrow we have to go back to our normal lives, which no kid, in the country, wants to do. Yet I write to you out of mere happiness, I wish to go back to the normal schedule. I miss seeing all of my friends everyday and though it may seem weird I LOVE to learn new things. I am the biggest nerd in the world but I want to go to school.