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No One Wants Me

(ding! ding!)

Wait. What? People? Where?

(sniff, sniff)

It’s late. Who could be here? Ooh! Did they come to get me?! Are they here, are they here!? (tail wagging, barks)

Hi! I missed you so much! I want to-

Oh, it’s not them.

(whimpering)

It’s been almost two months. They aren’t coming to get me.

I will never go home.

Wait, wait, what is that (sniff, sniff)smell? Is that... Peanut butter!!!

I want it! I want it! I want it!

Why, why does that girl have my peanut butter? I, I don’t know her. Who are those people behind her? Oh, they are here to get one of those little annoying things. Why do people want them? They can’t even, even carry a ball. Or, or a stick. Or play tug-of-war. Oh, tug-of-war is my favorite! (tail wags)

I can do all of those things and I have a tail to chase and, and I am pretty adorable. Why don’t people want me? Those ugly things yip and yap and bark all night and, and they can’t even find their tails!

They are such, such-

(footsteps interrupt his thoughts)

Where are they going? They aren’t going to those little things. Wait. They are coming towards, towards me? No that’s, that’s not possible, no one wants me, but she has peanut butter. Come on girl, just, just give me the spoon and I’ll get it myself just, just, come on!

(girl giggles and gives him some)

Ooooooohhhhhh!!!! Sooo good! Thank you girl! Thank you!

You smell nice. Like sticks and leaves. Like trees. I miss the trees- Wait, what are you doing? No, not there plea- oh, that feels nice. To the left a little, up, oh, you got it!

I like you. Can you take me home? I will be the best doggie you ever had, ever!

I will give you kisses and, and not eat your teddy bears, oh pleeeeeeease!! Take me home!

No, what? Come back, why are you walking away? You forgot me! Come back!

I knew it was too good to be true. I will never get a home. All the other dogs keep saying that I only have one more day anyway. I may as well give up now, no one wants me. She was my last chance and I will never be happy. All I wanted was to have a nice family that wouldn’t pull my tail, or muzzle me, or kick me.

I can’t stay here any more. Free me! Free me! Free me! Free meeeee!

It’s no use. I am going to die in this smelly dump all alone. I just wish that girl would take me home. I guess I will make the corner my friend until tomorrow comes.

(pause)

Wait,(sniff, sniff) I know that smell. Sticks and leaves. Tree girl! She is coming back! Oh-she got the spot again. Don’t stop. Stay right there, perfect. Wait a second, what’s that? I’ve seen one of those stringy things before, I go for walks with those. Thank you doggie gods!!
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Gussy Up Pup

You say I’m your best friend, but you sure don’t treat me like that. You always want to parade me in front of your other “friends,” but we both know that they aren’t as loyal as I am. I’m always there when you get home from work, wagging my tail in greeting. When you’re stressed, I’m there to sit with you while you pet me. So why do you have to dress me in these ridiculous costumes? Don’t say you don’t know what I mean. You and me both know you do. During the summer, you give me one of those silly umbrellas to wear on my head and all your friends said “oh, what a cute dog he is!” Shut up. I have fur all over my body! I can’t get a sunburn. Last winter, you made me wear a disgusting sweater that your mother knitted for me. She even made a matching one for you, too. It was embarrassing. Why can’t I go anywhere with you?

I looked at the calendar the other day and Halloween is coming up. I’m nervous. Last weekend, you took me to the mall (leaving me outside tied to a pole like the bad owner you are) and went in no less than three costume stores. The costume you have in mind for me must be the most vile, embarrassing costume in canine history. That’s the only reason I can think of that you couldn’t find one. In fact, I saw you shopping on your computer for hours after work yesterday.

I can’t take this anymore - I’m getting out of here. I am running away. It is time to pack my things. I can take a few ounces of dog food in the backpack you bought for me last year (it’s vomit green, ew). I will take my favorite bone that I inherited from my grandmother. My lucky chew toy will fit somewhere too. I’ll walk to the bus stop and ride to the train station, then catch the first train out of here. I just have to find where you keep your money. Not in the kitchen, although I did find some good food there. Not anywhere in the basement. I wish I was big enough to ride your bike so I wouldn’t have to take the train. I’ll check in your room. Nothing under your bed. Here’s your wallet, right on top of your dresser. Ok, I got the money, let’s hightail it out of here!

These guys at the train stations are jerks! They say they can’t sell a dog a train ticket. I even took the time to learn sign language and sign out where I wanted to go to them, but they just laughed at me. “Hahaha,” they say, “a talking dog can’t possibly exist! He’s just doing an interpretive dance! That is far more rational and believable.” Well, I’ll give my old buddy Ralph a call and see if he can help me out.

“Hey, Ralph!”

“So, I’m having a bit of a problem here. I need a place to stay because my owner isn’t treating me great.”

“So I can stay at your place? Great, thanks.”

“What’s that?”

“No, I’m not dressing up for Halloween.”

“You want me to go trick or treating with you in costume? Listen, Ralph, I’m not sure that I can be friends with a dog who dresses up for halloween. You know my feelings about clothes, Ralph.”

“Yes, I know.”

“Right. I’ll just find somewhere else to sleep.”

“Ok, bye.”

Damn, I sure hate Halloween.


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“Just a Picture”

So, I was cooking dinner for me and my friends, but the meat was burning a bit. Ughh I am not a good cook haha. Relaxing in the house at the lake is the best thing you could ask for. Having five friends with you, and cooking whatever you want. Not having parents around gave us more responsibilities, but this is how people start, right? My friend’s parents let us go because they trust us, and wanted us to have some fun. Being in Poland just visiting my family, and friends made me more excited. But all the rainy days were reallllyyy annoying. My shoes were always wet. Ugh. We had this little yard outside where we sat all the time haha. Omg the meat was so delicious though! I was so full after eating it. We stayed there for about 5 days. After a dinner like we always did, we went into a house at the lake and started cleaning up after dinner. We played cards. It was always fun and screaming at each other for cheating haha.

I was really tired and went to sleep at about 2 in the morning. I wanted to get a lot of sleep so I put my phone on silent, and not pick up. I rang in the morning, but I ignored it. I mean why would I pick up my phone at 5am? Like no one does that. I just kept sleeping. My phone called like two times. It was extremely annoying like I just wanted to throw it against a wall. I checked the time and it was after 7am. In my mind I thought ‘why would someone keep calling?’. Maybe I should pick it up finally. Like I can still go back to sleep, but on the other side my bed is sooooo warm and comfortable. Ughhh I picked up the phone. It was my uncle. You could hear that I was really tired. He asked if I was still sleeping. Like really? Of course I am sleeping. What  teenager would wake up at 7am in the summer. He asked me if I could get a ride right now or something. I am was realllyyyyy confused. I just started asking questions like why? What happened? When? Huh??? What’s going on???!?!?! After he told me my grandpa passed away my life just stopped. I got up really quick and went outside. My best friend came outside after me and hugged me. My whole body was shaking. And my hands omgggg (showing how my hands were shaking). I didn’t even know what I was doing at that time. I ran back into the house, and just grabbed my bag, and told my friend not to wake the others. I said I am really sorry, but I have to leave. She understood. I left as quickly as I could. It was raining that day. My shoes were soo wet. The street was bumpy. I was tripping on my way. I was almost at the bus stop, but then I saw the bus leaving. Like really?

There was this guy unpacking some things from his car. He looked kinda weird. I was crying on my way home. He asked me if I need a ride home. I was so in shock that I did not even think about caring about myself. I only cared to see my grandpa before they take him. He started asking me random questions about me. He was going in the same direction, kind of. I told him to drop me off at the next bus stop.

I waited only like 10 min for a bus. After I got off the bus I just ran home. I opened the doors to my house and there he was. Laying down on his bed. His hands were laying on his stomach together. His face was very pale. His eyes were closed already. I did not have any words. His body was still warm, but it was cooling down slowly. My grandma was in the kitchen crying, I could hear it from the hallway. My uncle came up to me and hugged me. It was his brother and it hurt him too. I just stood there like a rock. No words came out from my mouth. No movement. Just tears. He was like my daddy because he took care of me with grandma, when my mom was in the US. The next few weeks were really hard for me, but I had my friends and family to support me. The funeral was the worst, and there it was. Just a picture of his coffin.
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Homework

I just get home and I have to do homework now. I hate that. There are so many things I would rather do when I get home. If I try to go upstairs right now, sit down, and do my homework, I won’t get it done. I always leave homework for the last minute. I stress myself out that way. The feeling of having something, an assignment hanging over my head almost makes me nauseous. Sometimes I wish I could just be nauseous and throw up already. I could just get it over with. How to get rid of this feeling, this stressed out, nervous, almost nauseous feeling seems obvious. I could stop talking about how tough it is to do my work, stop complaining and just get it done. That’s what I try to do. I try to come at my work with so much tenacity and motivation that I just get it done. Why doesn’t that work? Maybe it’s because I’m just not that motivated. Sometimes, when I enjoy what I’m doing, I’m really motivated. That’s when I get things done. But I hate my homework. What If I just get motivated? I can pretend I’m not doing my homework. I can treat it like I’m destroying my homework. Not doing it would just be giving up, surrendering. Homework is always gonna be there if I ignore it. If I do my homework, it’s no longer homework. It’s not something I have to interact with anymore. That’s how I’ll do it. So, that’s how I start my homework. How do I keep with it? What I mean is, how do I not get distracted. I realize this is getting kind of ridiculous. I mean, “How do I do this? How do I do that?”. Just answer this last question. How do I stay on track? Turn off the television, stop listening to music, get off Facebook. I trudge through my homework. I get it done. I don’t feel nauseous anymore. I’m not nervous. Now I can do whatever I want. That might seem so basic to you. I get that. Maybe it just comes naturally to you and this whole time you though “Are you kidding me? It’s not that hard. Just do it.” It’s hard for me. It’s not excruciating, it’s not torture, but it’s hard and now that I’m done, I’m really relieved.
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Home Network

For this assignment the class was required to create a drawing of our home network and then recreate it on LucidChart. The significance of this assignment was to establish a clear understanding of how the internet travels in and out of your house. It was pointed out to the class that the internet is not something simple and practical, but something that requires a lot of work to function. This is a drawing to present how the Internet travels through my home.

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Tech-LucidChart Homework

Well that was interesting. After a class of faulty computers, frustrating controls, and running tempers, I finally managed to get this thing posted. Ms. Hull practically left us on our own, and it took me a good 10 minuets before I understood how Lucidchart worked, and I didn't manage to post this blog post by myself. While frustrating, I guess I understood why she did it, but still, quite aggravating. I'm not sure I'll be using Lucidchart or these blog posts very much, but I'm sure times will emerge when I need both, so I'm glad to now that they exist and are ready for use. For now though, I'll be packing this computer before I run out of batteries, and get ready for Spanish. Cheers.
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Fodie's Internet

Since the first day of school, Ms.Hull taught us about tech and home network. She taught us about many things like Internet, cords, router, ethernet. She made us go home and draw pictures of the home network. The purpose for this was to teach us many thing about the internet. That helped me a lot more to know about the home network and internet.
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The Internet- Hull B2

We learned about the internet and Aup's because it will help us understand how the internet works and how data is transferred. Also, it helped me understand how my own network works. Watching all the videos of how documents files and all types of files travel throughout the world of the internet. My first quarter in this class was very fun and I learned tons of new thing about the internet.. 
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Car Theft

Des O’Donovan

Excuse me sir, you forgot to lock your... car.

Damn, he didn’t hear me. He just walked into that store. What an idiot, I mean seriously, what kind of moron just leaves their car unlocked in this neighborhood. Jesus, he left the key in the ignition. This is definitely getting stolen.

I should go inside and get him, and tell him to lock his stupid car. Man, if I had a car like this I wouldn’t let it out of my sight. How can you just leave a mercedes like this unlocked. Someone could get a lot of money for this. I know a guy who would buy a stolen car like this. Come to think of it I do need some money. More than that I need some food and a place to spend the night. It’s too damn cold out here.

I could just go inside the car for a bit, just to warm up. I’ll guard it so it doesn’t get stolen, nothing wrong with that. Ohhh, that’s nice, nice and warm. These seats are so comfortable, I could fall asleep in them, It’d be way more comfortable than my cardboard box.

Hey he’s got some groceries I here. I don’t think he’ll notice if one of these bagels goes missing, he’s got so many and he can always buy more.

Oh that’s good

I’ve got nowhere to sleep tonight. Maybe I could take this car to an abandoned lot or something, spend the night, and then return it to his house the tomorrow. His address should be on the registration form. Ah, here it is 1247 Maple Street, oh he lives in that really rich neighborhood. He probably had five more cars like this, what difference does it make if I take this one. After all I have nothing. There’s no one around, I could drive of, sell the car, and have my money in no time.

Wait this is crazy, I could get caught. I’ve already been arrested for theft before, I’m not going back to that prison. It won’t be like the last time, No ones going to walk into the living room, and catch me throwing jewelry into a bag like last time. I’m not going to get caught, I’m going to sell the car, I’ll get rid of the evidence.

Hey he also left his phone, god this car is a gold mine. I could get money for that to, huh, He’s got a picture of his kids as a screen saver. He’s got a boy, and a girl. Cute kids, look like they’re five or six years old. The boy kinda reminds me of my son at that age. He’s got the same wide smile. Of course I’m sure my son looks a whole lot different by now.

I haven’t seen him in eight years, since my ex wife took him away from me after the arrest. Maybe she was right to do that. What kind of a father am I. I’m a terrible role model, I’m stealing a car from some guy who’s got his own family to support. I don’t want my kid to live this way, and I don’t want to live this way either. But I need a place to sleep, It’s going to get below zero tonight, I’ll freeze to death. If I get arrested, at least I’ll still have a place to sleep. ( try to start the car)

Damn it, it’s out gas!


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Drawing our home networks.

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In order to use the internet, we need to know the internet. That's common sense. In order to know the internet, we have to realize what the internet is truly made of. That's Ms. Hull's technology class. It goes without saying that such a state-of-the -art school would have a technology class. However, I can't say I was expecting to learn anything. 
Part of learning what the real structure of the internet is rests on uncovering your own corner of the vast network of networks. That's what this picture is, a drawing of my own home network and the large majority of the things on it.
  -Liam Hart
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Jason's Home Network

In our first quarter of Technology we learned about our home network.  Mrs.Hull told us about the school's Acceptable Use Policy and the SDP's one.  We learned about the different parts of our home network like the ethernet cord and the router.  We were told to go home, find our home network and draw it.  The next class we were told to make to make a Lucid Chart of our home network.  I learned a lot this quarter about the ins and out of my network.
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Damir's Home Network

The assignment was to create a drawing of  your home network and then recreate it on LucidChart. The significance of the  project was to establish a firm understanding of how internet enters and travels throughout your house. Ms. Hull specifically said she wanted us to realize that internet was not "magic", and that we have to understand the process that occurs almost simultaneously at our disposal. Here is a diagram I created to showcase how internet is used throughout my home and on my devices. 
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It Wasn’t my Fault.

It Wasn’t my Fault.

Carolyn Borock

(RING… RINGG...RINGGG)

(Man gets up slowly and a little wobbly.)

(Looks at the bedside table, there is a note and a beer bottle that

is empty.)

(Holds up a note.)

“Thanks for tonight it says.Sorry I have to go, already late. Left some coffee in the kitchen. Love, Becky ”

“ Who is becky?”

(I wonder, still groggy and now has a headache.)

“ Oh.. Right, that girl from the bar.”

(RING… RINGG..RINGGG)

(Picks up the phone.)

(I look at the caller, looks, places the phone down.)

“Ugh...”

(Slams his head down on to the pillow and closes his eyes and opens when he hears the phone yet again ring.)

 (RING… RINGG..RINGGG)

“It's the lawyer that's ready to sue me for every cent I have. I'm a doctor, it's not uncommon for me to have a death or two but 120 is a lot more than a few.”

(Deep breath in and out )

“They weren't all my fault, the chief hates me for some unexplained reason. Could it be the fact that I slept with his wife.”

(Deep breath in and out )

“No it can't be it's been a month now he has got to chill.”

“Even though it ruined his marriage it wasn't my fault that she liked my golden locks instead of his bald head, that I treated her like she was “special”.”

“Huh..”

(Slams his hand on the table.)

(The phone rings again.)

(He starts yelling at the phone.)

“Look, I'm sorry that I killed that 3 year old kid on my watch. Sorry I ripped into his spine like those practice dummies we used in medical school. Sorry I made that cut intoxicated. It wasn't my fault, it was the alcohol's.”

(Phone rings yet again for the 5th time)

(This time was his boss, the chief.)

(He hit the answer button.)

“Yes, Chief.”

(Mumbling on the other side of the phone.)

"No you can't fire me, I fire you!"

(The chief hangs up the phone.)

“Those words crushed my dreams of ever becoming a great doctor. Now that I'm jobless what do I do? No hospital will ever hire me again. Those 12 years in college, wasted.”

(Taking a drink).

“Mom, I'm sorry I cut into you.I’m sorry I messed up my life.I’m sorry I’m a disappointment of a son.”

(Deep breath in and out )

“I'm so sorry.”

(Starts crying and finishes his glass yet to pour another.)


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Everything It Seems to be, Isn't Always What It Is

OMG yo, it’s not that serious mom.

I bought it for you, you can’t accept a gift like damn! I was tryin’ to do something nice for you!

Ard I hear you.

What’s this?

Oh, a letter from dad. “Dear Keshone, I want to apologize again for the decisions I made that caused this to happen. I’m glad that you’re writing back constantly though, thanks. So how’s school? I know you are your sister are keeping those grades up! Listen son, I know we had this conversation last time you came, but I wanted to let you know again how bad I feel. I know you’re in high school and have a lot going on and becoming a man you feel obligated to provide. You’re my son. Look, all I’m saying is listen to your mom, do what she asks. Try bonding with Jada or something. Don’t make stupid decisions like I did; I’m telling you, everything it seems to be, isn’t always what it really is. I would’ve stopped dealing a long time ago if I knew this would be the consequence. Just think about what you doing. I love you kid. You make me even more proud everyday. Tell everybody I love them. Dad.”


God. Umm, I’m not really sure how to do this so is it okay if I just talk?

I know when I used to go to church they’d say “Dear Heavenly Father…” or something. And by the way, they need to keep that church two blocks down open at all times. I tried to go but it was locked last night.

(sigh)

I don’t know what to do. I tried this lil trapping business so I can help, ya know? I just wanted to stop hearing my moms cry, Jada’s complaining about this and that and now she done had her own baby knowing our situation! Moms is out of work taking care of the baby too. It’s not my fault I was hindered with the responsibility to pick up where he left off. I never imagined moms worrying bout where she’s going to get our next plate from, how she gonna pay this bill, and I got all those senior dues coming up. Man, when pops was here he treated her like a queen and I want to do the same but she seems to have a problem with my recent gift. You know how many drops I had to make to get her that. I ain’t even gone tell you how much I paid for this Louis Vuitton bag. Well, you could guess. But seriously, I’m not selling drugs for just the designer stuff, that was just some little extra money left over, but I want my mom to know that I’m doing this for her. Busting my ass, I’m sorry. I mean, busting my behind to help her out, she don’t even know I have it all worked out so she doesn’t have to worry bout nothin no more. God, please,  just please give me some type of sign that we’ll be ard and I’ll stop.

YES MOM! Yo…(breathes heavily)

Why she trippin’ ? She wasn’t even suppose to be in my damn room anyway! Don’t go diggin for something and when you find something get all mad!

No, lemme stop. I’d be suspicious too if I found a Louis Vuitton bag full of money and drugs. I got her though…I’ll stop, soon as I get my sign.

(slams bedroom door behind him)

Mom, please, not right now. I’ll be right back

(slam front door)







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Hey Einstein, Sorry I Broke Your Theory!

Ah, well, um this isn’t a problem isn’t it? The crash landing lights are on; lovely, this is just great. And I was supposed to go to Annie’s wedding tonight, wasn’t I? I have a time machine, I can just go back to her wedding. I actually don’t need to worry about that. This is just smashing. Brilliant. I’ll have to tell my advisor that this was a great research project. Oh… My… God… Well, let’s see where we are? Welcome To Jamestown, Virginia, established 1607.  I’m really back in the past, aren’t I? That kid can’t be more than 10 and she’s got a hoop skirt on. I really hope that kid doesn’t see me. What am I supposed to tell her, I’m some alien space man from the future. Great.


I can’t just walk up to that girl and ask her what year it is. I have a t shirt on that says there’s no place like 127.0.0.1 and cargo shorts. People at home don’t get that joke, a kid who lived before computers certainly won’t. I couldn’t even pretend to be from this time period and just what I need is for some little kid running back into town being like “Mommy, there’s some weird guy in the woods with a shiny thing and I don’t know what it does and he has weird clothes and talks funny!”

Well, the circuit board is still functional, no electricity fried it so I should be able to get the computer back up and running. Everything else looks fine, it was just a computer malfunction. So if I can get the computer up and running, then it should be fine. The only problem is that I have one shot and if I fry the circuit board then I’m stuck. And wouldn’t that be smashing? If I connect the red wire to the positive contact I should be able to get the electrons to flow through the conductive wire and then if should… (connects wire) No, that doesn’t work. At least I didn’t fry the circuits.


(drops phone) My phone! I should keep that in my pocket, I don’t need them seeing an iPhone. Wait….. My phone has a signal… Why do I have a signal? That’s strange… and the date is still the same on the phone. The time zone chart says that its May 3, 1830 here, but it says that its April 20, 2080 in Tokyo.


I broke the quantum fields. The time machine tore the fabric of time and space… and… now the US is stuck in 1830 while the rest of the world advances. Hey Einstein, sorry I broke your theory of general relativity. I swear to god, if I make it back I want my Nobel Prize in physics. I figured out how to tear the very fabric of the universe. I broke the space time continuum.


At least it’ll be a good story to tell at the conference next week. Hey guys, guess what the post docs at Cornell do? We build a time machine and then tear the space time continuum and get stuck in colonial Virginia. Good advertising to get some grant money there, Cornell puts your money into almost destroying the universe. Key word being almost.  


Alright, so if I connect the blue wire to the red contact and the green wire to the orange contact then the positive and negative charges should….. Shoot, I fried the circuit board.








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My home network


This project was a lot of fun. I learned more about my home network and how everything works. It was also fun to use the program LucidChart. I found this program very interesting. This project was fun because i had to research about my home network and everything that is in it. I learned that even my printer was hooked up to our home network and wifi. 
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Rusos Hacen Sentadillas Para Viajar en el Tren

Michelle Friedman

Señorita Manuel

Quarter 2

Reflection 1

Rusos Hacen Sentadillas Para Viajar en el Tren

Yo entendí cuantas palabras nuevos después de yo leí el artículo, “Rusos Hacen Sentadillas Para Viajar en el Tren” en el sitio electronico “El Nuevo Dia”. Este noticiario habla por la problema de obesidad. Antes de leí “Rusos Hacen Sentadillas Para Viajar en el Tren”, yo nunca supe la palabra obesidad en español, pero supe lo en Inglés. En Inglés, obesidad significa “obesity”. Yo entendí el frase máquina expendedora después de leí el artículo. En Inglés, máquina expendedora es “vending machine”.

Ahora, los Estados Unidos tiene algunas de las personas más gordos del mundo entero. Pero, esto no es problema solo para los Estados Unidos. En el mundo entero hay personas muy gordos y sus vidas estan dificiles. Como en los Estados Unidos, Rusia piensa que la problema de obesidad es muy importante. Porque este razón, Rusos hace una máquina expendedora nueva en los subterráneos en Moscú (Moscú es el capital de Rusia).

Las personas que usan el subterráneo en Moscú tienen que comprar boletos para usar el subterráneo. Cuando ellos llegan al subterráneo, ellos tienen el opción hacer sentadillas para el boleto o comprar el boleto. Ellos necesitan hacer treinta sentadillas para recibir un boleto para el subterráneo. Cuando ellos no quieren hacer sentadillas, ellos pueden comprar un boleto para trenta rublos.  

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Source: http://www.elnuevodia.com/rusoshacensentadillasparaviajareneltren-1643229.html
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Addy's Home Network

In this assignment, we were required to find out our home network system, draw our network, and then make a LucidChart document about it. The point of this assignment was to show how the internet works in our homes. It was also to make us understand how the internet works so we wouldn't be clueless. Here is what my home net works looks like...
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Elina's Misery


(Facing the back of the camera)

Why dad? Why can’t you just do what I tell you to do for one day? For only today?

Fine. Whatever, I don’t care about you anymore either!

Well, look! I am a bad girl now. You didn’t even care about me anyway, ever. I don’t need you!

(She slams the door and plumps down on her couch. Facing the camera)

Today is a very special day for me… (sighs)

But I think I should celebrate it alone again as usual…

(Gets a piece of candy from her backpack)

Celebrating Elina Walker’s 7th birthday. Happy Birthday to me… (claps)

(Rips open the wrapper and eats the piece of candy)

At school, nobody likes me. Today, I tried to talk to the kids because I wanted to give them some candy. But they kept walking away from me when I tried to talk to them. I think I’m too weird for them maybe. Maybe because I listen to songs that other kids don’t even listen to, do weird stuff, and just other things. Maybe because I can only get good grades and can’t do anything else well. I really want to make friends and have some fun. Like we can go to the playground together and play or we can have a tea party with our stuffed animals. But… That won’t happen because I don’t have any friends. I am alone… No, not necessarily alone because I still have my bestest friend in the world sitting next to me right now. My teddy bear. I am able to go through this because I have my teddy bear.

(Holds up her teddy bear)

But one thing that does make me sad is my daddy. My daddy doesn’t love me. He doesn’t care about me at all because he doesn’t keep any of the promises he makes with me. He makes me really, really sad. I wish he loved and cared for me today because it’s my birthday, but he doesn’t… I asked him to eat cake since it’s my birthday today, but he said that it only makes them waste money. All I wanted was cake… All I ever wanted was for him to celebrate my birthday today and give me kiss on the cheek or just a hug or just even saying happy birthday to me. But he doesn’t want to give me any of it. Maybe I’m just being greedy and annoying for him. But don’t misunderstand me! I tried everything so that I can be a daughter he can be proud of. I am a good girl in school. I don’t talk loudly to my classmates when my teacher is teaching, I pay A LOT of attention during class, and I do my best in everything I do. Like I don’t even ask my daddy for help on homework that I don’t know. Most of the time, I sit alone in my room and try to figure it out. But when I can’t figure it out, I go to my mommy and ask. But I don’t ask my mommy for help a lot either because my daddy says that my mommy has other things to do, so I shouldn’t bother her. But my mommy is nice. She loves and cares for me. I’m not really sure how being loved feels like, but my mommy says she loves me, so I love her too. I love my daddy too but all he does is yell at me for doing something wrong. Like touching his stuff or putting his stuff somewhere else from where it was so he gets really scary sometimes. I wish he knows how much I love him. I wish he knows how much I am trying so that I can be his good little baby girl. Then, maybe he will start to love and care for me. Maybe… I should start today.  Since it’s my birthday, my wishes will come true right? Don’t worry,I’m just going to use a little teeny bit of magic power. Okay, then I wish for daddy to love and care for me a lot! No no no… That’s too big…. I wish for my daddy to love and care for me just a little bit. That’s good enough. I hope my dream comes true...

(Smiles)


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Antoinette's Drawings

Camille Pissarro was born on July 10, 1830, on the island of St.Thomas. Relocating to Paris as a young man, Pissarro began experimenting with art, eventually helping to shape the Impressionist movement with friends including Claude Monet and Edgar Degas.

Most knowingly famous for his drawing of landscapes, he found this to be the most interesting because he began to understand and appreciate nature for what it was. After a year in Paris, he began to leave the city and paint scenes in the countryside to capture the daily reality of village life. He found the French countryside to be "picturesque," and an amazing view that was worth painting. It was still mostly agricultural and sometimes called the "golden age of the peasantry. Though, painting landscapes was one of his most enjoyable portraits.

Like most artist, Camille has a lot of lost paintings. Paintings such as oil ones and many other ones. One such lost piece, Pissarro's 1897 oil painting, Rue St. Honoré, Apres Midi, Effet de Pluie, was discovered hanging at Madrid's government-owned museum, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. However, in January 2011, the Spanish government denied a request by the US ambassador to return the painting to the Cassirer family in California, which claims with proof that it was among those illegally taken by Nazis in Germany.

            As he got older and he began to reach the age where he was unable to do what he used to do. He cut his drawing time to only drawing landscapes during nice weather. He also began to teach his son how to draw and his son described him as a “splendid teacher”. Along with Camille beginning a talented painter, the rest of his family and the generations that came after him too picked up his talent as well. 

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The 2 characters I decided to chose were Simba from "The Lion King" and Chris Griffin from "Famliy Guy". I showed detail of step by step on how to draw them in pencil, sharpie and in color pencil. 
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Everything in my collage is a representation of me and my life. I love to hang with my friends and just have a good time. I like to make life worth something and not necessarily making everything so serious, yet understanding when to be serious. I love to play and watch basketball. I have been playing ever since the 7th grade and don't have no intentions on stoping anytime soon. I like to keep my faith balanced and pretty personal. Lastly, I love food. I of course love it for the taste but also, when I'm around food, it usually comes along with family. Spending time with family is very important to me and being around them brings enjoyment to me. 
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Quarter One Tyler Creighton 2 and 4 day art


B-Learn to see

What am I doing?

In this drawing I am identifying the positive and negative spaces.

How am I doing it?

To do this drawing I started off by identifying the edges, or in other words outlining the figure.Once I identified its edges I can see where the object needs to be spaced. The negative space is the background behind an object and the positive space is the object inside or on top of the negative space. The challenges I had doing this drawing was to draw a lifelike object only outlining the negative space. This was not very difficult because I did not need to layer the positive and negative energy. 

Why am I doing it?

We were assigned this lesson so that we are able to learn how to overlap our art and create the illusion of depth by drawing a subject which will appear to be in front of something.This has taught me how to draw an outward outline.

What do I want other people to understand about my art?

What I would like other people to understand about my art work is that it was one of my first drawings when the focus was negative and positive space. I feel that I have learned many different things about this drawing. If you are able to imagine this image in your head of an object you can identify the negative and positive. The focus point in this object was the outline of the object and the space inside of that object. The goal was to make the positive space seem as if it pops out against the negative space. I feel I have accomplished my goal. 


C Draw with Lines

What am I doing?

In this section I am working to create objects in art by visually separating lines and defining the forms shapes and patterns of various components of different drawings.However by completing these projects of art I was improving my skills when it comes to seeing and drawing lines. But not just any types of lines , very particular lines. Whether the lines were thick and dark, to light and faint and even smudged,giving the lines a fuzzy textural look creating the illusion of things having fur on it.  This subject has taught me different ways of drawing cartoon characters, different fishes , and things that seem difficult but are very easy.  I am mainly using my visual skills more than anything. 

How am I doing it?

These drawings required step-by-step illustrations. This helped guide me through the process of combining different lines to create something very imaginable. For instance an animal or a cartoon.In order to complete these in just a few steps I would have to remind myself to constantly observe my lines and the symmetry.This was an observation skill so I am able to focus on my artwork being even. 

When it came to drawing a self portrait, I found it very difficult to recreate my face so I took a picture of my profile which is an easy way of starting and I have altered a few things on my face because it is not always simple to draw your self especially if it was your first time doing a self portrait (like me). 

Many different drawing skills were utilized to complete this work. Skills such as accurate proportions, combining lines to make shapes and adding different details to make different looking lines. 

Why am I doing it?

I am doing this lesson to challenge myself to rely on other things other than being able to sketch straight or curved lines.I am doing this lesson to be able to rely on my visual skills and not just being told what I need to be drawn and doing it.By doing this I am learning to see and view things though a different perspective, I believe these are one of the reasons we are assigned this work. 

What do I want other people to understand about my art?

I would like for other people to look at this art and understand that not all of your art work will look the same. This is because , just because your work happens to fall under the same category and you are a certain skilled artist, everything may not seem like the same difficulty than others. Even the smallest things seem to become more difficult than larger ones. i try my best to make the best sketches possible. To complete these drawings I had to learn to view things and a very foundational structure and see as an artist. This may be hard to do but when you view my work I would like for the viewer to notice the different levels of my drawings and take time to really view my work as different.Line drawings can look very different depending on who is viewing the work.

D Skuirkling

What am I doing?

In these objects I am creating objects with actual lines and working to define the forms of the lines.In this lesson it focuses on the artist creating values of objects rather than the lines and shapes of the figures. I have completed this lessons by drawing curved lines  

How am I doing it?

This took many different steps to finish this work. Some took as many steps from 1 to 20.This lesson was called squirkles but the way that I looked at it was squiggly lines.By drawing many different squiggly lines all different ways it gives the drawing different textures. So what I did was draw the lines very close together to create a shading look , without outlines the figure. When doing this work it may be simple, however,  I always took my time and worked my way very slowly through each exercise.

Why am I doing it?

I am doing this to express myself and to prove to myself and others that it does not matter if you are not one of the best artist , different skills require different amounts of work and by putting my time in it differently I feel I am slowly but surely becoming a better artist. 

What influences me most?

What influences me the most is my inspiration of my own art. I feel like my work has gotten better by doing this. I have developed many different skills from doing these drawing. I even leaned new ways to hold my pencils and charcoal. When I begin to learn new ways to perfect my art work it gives me a drive to do more.  

E Perspective 1

What am I doing?

In the different exercise’s I was creating a foundation by using the simple skills of perspective.I am working to overlap my drawings, creating depth in each drawings . This gave my drawing a very geometric perspective.I have created art work with distance , space I was able to create these different perspectives with the knowledge and use of atmospheric perspective. There are many lights and darks in this subject. 

How am I doing it?

By properly using my pencil and charcoal it was very simple to create a drawing of perspective. When I put this skill to use I was able to make my drawing very realistic.While drawing I always remembered these steps and everything else just falls in place.

  • There is only one geometry of perspective projection onto a fixed picture plane.
  • All straight lines in space project to straight lines (or points, if end on) in the picture plane.
  • The projections of all lines that are parallel in space either remain parallel in the picture plane or intersect at a single vanishing point.
  • All sets of parallel lines lying within a specified plane in space have vanishing points that fall along the horizon line defined by the orientation of that plane.
  • For two sets of parallel lines at some angle in the scene, the two vanishing points form that same angle at the viewer's eye, regardless of the orientation of the angle in space.
  • In particular, the vanishing points for any 90º angle in space form a 90º angle at the viewer's eye.
  • For correct projection of its perspective, a picture should be viewed from its center of projection in space.

What do I want other people to understand about my art?

My confidence for each art work shined through my drawing.It was not easy completed all of this artwork for this subject, so bare with me.  

F Hatching

What am I doing?

In this topic I am showing examples of  shading. In this unit the goal was to create illusions of depth and different range of colors  while only using various pencils or pieces of charcoal. I am trying to utilize a different perspective other than overlapping, I am also trying to utilize an aerial perspective. This is when the artist (me) am working to create a different appearance on an object viewed from different distances and creating an atmosphere for the photo as well.

How am I doing it?

In order to do this I had to create sets of lines. The lines were either far apart or close together. This created an illusion of values , levels and textures. When drawing these images, I would always think about layers. I like to layer my art work because it gives them an illusion of having a soft or sleek texture.The only materials I needed to complete this unit was a few pencils , a piece of charcoal and at times an eraser.As time went on and I have completed more drawings, I have began to realize that there were different techniques that I was developing. I had to be aware when proportioning my drawings, this was very difficult.To make sure my drawing is correctly proportioned, I usually start off by sketching proportions, then I follow the process of elimination.Followed by adding lines to the sections that are in the shadows and finish by touching each section with a light. Then I outline the section again with charcoal to give it a more tense tone.     

Why am I doing it?

When I am doing these drawings I am trying to accomplish something. I am trying to make it so the eyes can see nothing but a realistic drawing. I set a goal for myself that by the end of this unit or lesson I will be able to draw lines that are obviously noticeable and lines that are very faint and so close together that it created an image of something that was a different tone than others. 

The reason for doing these drawling are to prove that it is very simple to create a full range of values with only a pencil and a piece of charcoal. By adding more or less pressure using pencils,and/or different pencils, I created transitions throughout my artwork. 

What influences me most?

By looking at other artwork, this influences me to be better. After viewing the way many different artist layer there work and counter their drawings it gives me an ambition to add a little more technique to my drawing. 

What do I want other people to understand about my art?

I want other people to understand that sketching is a technique that is not easy to master and I am still working to perfect my skills. This is something you can only master by practicing. Working on each individual artwork took an excessive amount of time and I had to re-draw my drawings a few times in order for it to look as close to perfect as possible.Just as everyone, I have to work on taking my pictures for my blog. The lighting is a little better than my previous work, but I still have work to do. By scrolling through my artwork I would like for the viewer to realize that as I did more and more lessons that my art has step by step gotten better.  These projects were created from guidance and some of my own imagination. By adding some of my own flavor I got what I thought was best outcomes. These pictures are reasonable representations of many different forms of art.    

Overall Reflection of my work

I feel I have done a pretty good job. I do believe that I could have done a bit better. This art work proves that I am capable of almost drawing anything I put my mind to. I was confident on more things than others which surely showed through my work. I was confident about a few different assignments. Personally I have surprised myself for how well i have done. However, my editing on the projects could have been way better. The lighting was and it did make my art look differently throughout the work and this bothers me. I do plan to do better next quarter. But I feel at least I deserve a B.  


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