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Thursday, July 30, 2015

9th Grade Final (Nutrition) Exam: Persuasive, healthy, and delicious.

Hello once again people who read this blog! So it's time for the final exams to start rolling in, starting with none other than my nutrition. I'm going to be giving you all 3 (possibly) detailed reasons as to why it's good to eat healthy and exercise, instead of eating Micky D's as your main meal and being a cough vegetable. So without further ado, on with the post! (Insert dramatic drum roll sound here) Reason 1: You can look REALLY good. It's really as simple as that. Or at least for most people. As you would expect, there are MANY ways to be healthy. Contrary to popular belief in this dumb culture, you don't need to have a six pack (guys) or the worlds largest "thigh gap" (ladies) to be considered attractive. I mean look at me. I'm 15, not too active, but I do bike and do other activities. That said, I do spend a lot of time in the house (It's a livin), and I do eat.. Inappropriately from time to time. But I usually make up for that. The result is me with not a six back, more like a natural 4 pack, but I'm not overweight either. In fact, strangely enough, I didn't gain any weight through ages 11 and 14. But I got taller, and that's all that matters hehe. I just wanted to get that out of the way. You don't need to look like Hulk Hogan to be considered "healthy", you just need to be active, eat well, and avoid too much junk food. Besides, Hulk Hogan looks like a walrus. Reason 2: It keeps your body working well. This is arguably the most important reason. You only get one body, incase you didn't notice. So taking care of it is a must. Unhealthy eating can lead to blood sugar problems, diabetes, and obesity. America is on the way to being the most obese of all the country's. I blame fried chicken. Mmm, fried chicken... Anyway. Proper ways to eat healthy include: Eating an appropriate amount of each food group for each meal. Not eating in between meals, though it's a shame I barely follow this one. If you do choose to eat outside of meals, try eating something healthy. Like an apple. Or a banana. Or in my case, two lemon cookies. With a banana. I would recommend sun chips, but I wouldn't touch those with a 100 foot pole with the Grinch in front of them. Making a food plan. This way you can keep track of how much food you eat for each meal and in between meals. You can check off each time you succeed, and erase the checks when the day ends. The body you have is the only one you'll ever have. Isn't it best to go through the effort to take care of it? Reason 3: Your life will be far more enjoyable. Now let me ask you something quick. Which of these sounds best: Being healthy and living your life to the fullest? Or, eating junk food all the time and raising the chances of getting illnesses at a young age? If you chose the first one, congratulations! You've won a banana! No one wants to be that one guy in a group like "Hey, you wanna come play (insert random activity)?" "Naw thanks man, my (Insert bodily problem that prevents them from doing random activity)." "Aw, alright." Because that's just no fun. Think of all the stuff you can use your body for. Building, skiing, swimming, scuba diving, running (from a madman), biking (from a madman), and countless other stuff. Life is too short to waste by treating your body poorly. Go out and exercise! Pay fewer visits to Micky D's (despite how convenient they are)! And spread the word as to why eating healthy is the right choice! It's the right, and best thing to do. Well, that's all I've got for this. I hope you all enjoyed this, and maybe opened your eyes a little bit. I will see you all next time. Peace.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

American Timeline analysis, section 8: April, 1587 and August 15, 1590

Hello once again people who read this blog! Man..This time it HAS been forever since I've done one of these. Today we're going to be kicking off where we left off, so onto the post!

April of 1587, English explorer Sir Walter Raleigh founded the Roanoke Colony.

This is a bit of an interesting topic today. The Roanoke Colony was built on Roanoke Island, also known today as Dare County, South Carolina. It was founded by Sir Walter Raleigh, an English explorer and politician, among other things. The guy was a spy, how cool is that?
He was also the one who popularized tobacco in England.... congrats.

The Roanoke Colony was Queen Elizabeth I's late 16th-century attempt to establish a permanent colony in the new world. However, this attempt didn't go too well when something very strange happened...

August 15, 1590: The Lost Colony.
Sounds like something from a cheesy horror movie, right? But it's true. The last remaining settlers of Roanoke Colony mysteriously vanished after three years of no supplies from England. When the British finally returned to check up on things, they found the entire colony to have completely vanished. Not just the people either, no, the ENTIRE colony. Buildings, fences, everything. It was as though it was never there. The only clue showing that the colony did exist was a symbol etched into the side of a tree, that Sir Raleigh had carved in himself.

Now, MANY theories have been made as to what happened here. Some think it was *weird hand gesture* Aliens, while others think a local Indian tribe raided the camp, killed everyone, and stole everything. Literally everything. That's actually a pretty good theory. Me however, I personally think a gang of mafia Bigfoots rode in on flaming unicorns and blew everything to bits with miniature nukes. But hey, opinions vary.

Whelp, that's my post on the Roanoke Colony and Sir Walter Raleigh. If you're interested in finding out more about the Lost Colony, you can check YouTube. I'm sure there's an infinite amount of conspiracy theories on there. Or if you want legitimate facts, you could check Wikipedia. I'll see you all next Thursday.
Peace.

Monday, June 22, 2015

American Timeline analysis, section 7: 1570

Hello once again people who read this blog! It feels like it's been awhile since I've done one of these. Or is that just me? Either way, today we're moving on to section 7 in our American timeline!

1570, exact date unknown: The Iroquois Confederacy is founded.

Yeah, not much to talk about today. The I. Confederacy was a group consisting of 5 Indian tribes, however it would later go on to include 6. These tribes/nations were the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora. The "Six Nations" is still going today, actually, with around 45,000 members in Canada and 80,000 in The United States.

Considering the group consisted of 6 tribes with 6 religions and beliefs, there was obviously a HUGE mix in the community. More than I have time to talk about. But there were rumors to be all sorts of things from secret societies, to exorcisms, to even cannibalism.

Well, that's basically all I have time for today because I'm pretty hungry. I will see you all in the next post. Peace.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

9th Grade Final Writing Exam

Hello once again people who read this blog! The school year is almost to an end, and with it comes tests/exams. Not as many as my public schooling friends, but a few. One of them is my writing exam. "What could it be?" you may be wondering in your beautiful minds. Well, as some of you may know, I want to be a Marine Biologist once I grow up. So today, I'm going to be discussing Marine Biology with you folks, and some of the things you might need to know.

If you're new to this kind of topic, or live under a rock like a sea star, you might be wondering "What is Marine Biology?". Well, Marine Biology is very simple. It's the study of all organisms (plant and animal) that live in the ocean/brackish water. Yeah, simple. However, it's not to be confused with Marine Ecology, which is the study of organisms and how they react with each other and/or the environment. Marine Biology interests me more than M. Ecology for many reasons, but we'll get to that later.

Now, as I said above, Marine Biologists strive to find out all they can about the oceans inhabitants. They're the oceans biological treasure hunters, if you will. There are specific kinds of Marine Biologists though. I don't know their specific role names, but I've watched enough documentaries to know what each specializes in. Some are the divers, which is the most famous role. They're the ones that go down for hands on experience with the wild. It's also the most dangerous job, in my opinion. Along with divers there's also the above crew, including the navigator and the prep team. They very rarely go down in the water, if at all, but their roles are clear. Remember, contrary to popular belief, you DO NOT need to be a diver to be a M. Biologist. It's simply the study of all ocean creatures, regardless of your role.

That may all sound happy-fun-time (because it is), but to many people there's one thing that's majorly important when considering a job. That would be the root of all evil, money. Marine Biologists make a pretty steady rate as their career unfolds. They start off with about 33,000 a year if they have less than a year of experience. Those who have around 2 to 5 years of experience can earn anywhere from 45,000 to 57,000 a year; and if you have 5+ years you can earn up to 70,000. It's a pretty nice paying job. However, in order to reach that job, you need to get the proper education, probably the hardest/worst part of it. According to education-requirements.com, depending how far you wish to go in M. Biology determines how much you must do. Entry-level jobs will only require a bachelors degree, but to perform your own research you will need a Masters Degree. I will personally probably go for my Masters, even though it might kill me two and a half times on the way. The classes I would need to learn are Chemistry (Yay), Biology (YAY), Zoology (YAY), Psychics (Not too sure how to feel about that), and Mathematics (SOMEONE KILL ME NOW.). It also says English isn't a must have, but it comes in handy when writing research papers. Eh, I'm ok at English. I might skip that one lol #bestEnglishskillsever.
Sorry I had to. Anyway.

By now, you might be wondering.. Why do I want to be a M. Biologist? There's a few reasons actually. I've loved animals for all my life, but I've always loved the ocean and..most, of its inhabitants. Some things like the Goblin Shark are simply Gods mistake, but that's besides the point. I've also always wanted to discover new things. We know more about THE MOON than we do our oceans. A lot more in fact. I want to get down there and see what there is to see. Who knows what I might find? A new species of whale? Mermaids? BIGFOOT?! Probably not. But who knows what's down there? Another reason is because I want to keep our environments safe, especially the oceans. In this day and age though, people seem to be forgetting how precious our planet is. They cut down rain forests, pollute the land, sea, and sky, and scatter plastic all over the place like it's no big deal. -If you want to see my plastic-in-the-oceans-rant, check about....7 posts ago.- I want to try and put a stop to that, and I know I'm not the only one.
Also, because dolphins are cute. Why else?

Our oceans are a very interesting and mysterious place. I want to/am going to figure out its secrets, and educate the world on exactly how precious our oceans, and the whole planet Earth, really are. Who knows where it'll take me? Africa? Australia? Asia? The North Pole? Only time can tell. Heh, who knows, maybe I'll be the next M. Biologist Jeff Corwin or Steve Irwin. Wouldn't that be cool.

Well, that my friends is my final writing exam for 9th grade. If you like it leave a comment, or don't. That works too. I get it. I know I'm not loved......... Kidding. I'll see you guys in the ocean, in like.....ten years. Peace.



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

American Timeline analysis, section 6: August 28, 1565

Hello once again people who read this blog!
If you already know what's going on for the past 5 posts, then you have no need to read this bit. But for those of you who don't, for History class I am writing down a (somewhat) detailed United States timeline. You can find the full timeline on www.Wikipedia.org.
Well, now that that's out of the way. Today we're going to be talking about the discovery of one of my favorite cities!

August 28, 1565: Spanish Admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles founded St. Augustine.
Pedro was a Spanish Admiral and explorer, and it would appear he greatly enjoyed what he did. With the discovery of Florida, or at the time "La Florida", Pedro decided he wanted to get in on a bit of the action. So when he went to La Florida, he established and founded St. Augustine, and made himself governor. St. Augustine was the first successful settlement in La Florida actually, and it would remain one of its most important and popular cities for another three hundred years.

After this, Pedro did a number of other stuff. He served in the military more, explored some more, and even became the governor of Cuba not long before death. Sounds like a good life to me.

Well, that's all I have for today. Tune in tomorrow for section 7, when we jump ahead another 5 years.
Peace.