What to do with so much free time?

Today I have 4 1/2 hours of free time in the middle of the day. I know what you’re thinking: How could you possible have 4 1/2 hours of free time?

Well I normally have 3 1/2  hours because of how my free periods line up but today one of my classes was cancelled.

Now I have a lot of free time before my next class and very little to do with it.

Here are a few ways that you could spend free time:

Watch a movie

Write a song/poem/story

Do homework

Read a book

Listen to music

Make a painting

Build a model/ sculpture/other form of art

And many more!

What do you do when you have free time?

What’s in a name?

Have you ever thought about your name? What does it mean? Where does it come from?

Recently I had to research what my name meant. I found out that Megan means soft and gentle in Gaelic. It was really interesting to find this out because now I wonder if my parents knew this or if they just gave me the name.

Something to do today: Find out where your name comes from and what it means. Ask your parents about it and see if they know. Then comment and tell me all about what you found out.

Pineapple

I haven’t written a post in a long time so here’s something for you. I love pineapple. It’s my favorite fruit. What’s your favorite fruit? Do you like pineapple?

Do you think the United Sates should be more or less democratic?

I think the United States should be a little more democratic. We should be able to directly vote for president. That way there wouldn’t be a case where one candidate has more popular votes and the other has more electoral votes so he would win. That is what happened in 1824 with Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams. Jackson had more popular votes meaning more of the people actually voted for him but Adams had more electoral votes meaning more of the electors voted for him. If we voted directly for the president, then this wouldn’t happen. Also, we should have some say in the laws and bills. If they want to pass a law preventing abortion, we should be able to say whether we want that or not. It shouldn’t just be up to the people of Congress. I don’t mind the way we are now but I think we could change to be a little more democratic.

Yellow =)

Yellow is my favorite color. I don’t like to wear it that often and I don’t like it used in furniture or decorating but it is my favorite color. Why? Because it makes me happy! Yellow makes me think of sunshine and sunshine makes me think of happiness. When I see the bright yellow that I love, I think of smiles and laughter. Yellow is there to represent the fun times you have with your friends or the laughter with your family over some silly little joke. To me the times in life that you are the happiest are the moments of yellow. That is why I like the color yellow.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/a-m-z-xo/3083582535/sizes/o/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/koolbadgescom/3204166183/sizes/s/

Don’t try and tell me that you did not smile when you saw these pictures!

Qualifications for Voting

Imagine if there were to be no more electoral votes in the U.S. and everyone directly voted for president. There would probably have to be a few qualifications before you could vote. You would have to be a legal citizen of the U.S. We couldn’t have someone from another country voting for our president. Also, you would have had to have a good education because if you haven’t learned anything, you won’t know who would make a good president because you wouldn’t know what was happening. Other than that, I can’t think of any other restriction on who should vote.

What is the most dangerous question you can ask someone?

The most dangerous question you can ask someone is somewhere along the line of: What don’t you like about me? Or: What is wrong with me?

By saying this you are setting yourself up for critique. You are putting yourself in a place where you can easily get you feelings hurt. It is dangerous because seconds later you could be running away crying because of the response.

Trail of Tears

Lauren, Mallorie, and I worked on a project together. Check this out. When you read it down, it is from the point of a soldier leading the Native Americans along the Trail of Tears. When you read it up it is form the point of a Cherokee Indian. It is so cool.

Soldiers are rightfully claiming their land

I refuse to believe

 

The Cherokee own this territory

 

That is a lie

 

This is what’s best

 

They say

 

This is wrong

 

I say

 

It’s our land

 

We declare

 

What’s rightfully ours

 

We need

 

The Tribe to give up their land east of the Mississippi

 

They want

 

To stay, but

 

We want

 

For the white people to be able to use that land 

 

The Cherokee are forced to leave

           

The US needs the land

 

I don’t care that

 

Tears are falling on the ground

 

Our

 

Troops guide the way

 

The suffering continues for the Cherokee

The tribe is forced to travel with the agony of hunger, thirst, and the loss of a home

 

But still

 

The Cherokee are uncivilized 

           

I do not believe

 

The tribe is worthy of keeping the land

 

The tribe should be forced to leave, because I know

 

Christian farmers need that land

 

I don’t believe that just because

 

They want the land for their selfish reasons

 

They should get it

 

It’s wrong to think

 

We 

 

Don’t

           

Need that land more than they do

 

We

 

Are doing the right thing

 

I refuse to think they

 

Should have the land that we need

 

The Cherokee Tribe

 

Just doesn’t realize what this land means to us

 

The US

megan- verb: to dance

If my name were a verb, it would mean to dance. Dancing is my life and I do it so often that my name could definitely mean it. Some people would say that my name should mean to study or get good grades but dancing means so much to me. I dance three times a week. I dance for a total of about 4 hours and 45 minutes each week, although I spend 1 hour and 45 minutes helping teach younger kids to dance. I think that it would sound funny saying “I’m going to megan” or “Let’s megan” but if it were a verb it would sound normal.

Inspiration

Inspiration can come from anyone and anything. For me, it comes from all around. It comes from music and sounds that I here that inspire me to dance and sing along with the melodies. Nature inspires me to write poetry, songs, and even stories. The people around me inspire me to do the things that I do and make the choices I make. They guide me and help me to choose. They inspire me to be who I want to be, go where I want to go, and live the life that I want to live.

I tag 2 people to write a post on inspiration and what inspires you. Then you can leave a comment about what you posted on this blog- dmantz7.edublogs.org/2009/03/19/what-inspires-me/

These are the people I tag-

Skye

Sarah Puglisi