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March 2020

The Place I Go

 

The place I go is like no other.

 

Located inside a little place a 5 minute walk away 

from a large body of water not so far away.


7 feet from the black dynex television resting up 

on the top of the old oak wood shelf

 

This place that I go brings never ending 

happiness, relaxation, and a stress free guarantee 

 

It’s in a place you could probably go today

In a state not so far away

With patterns of white and black, but no keys

 

Don’t go to this place without warm clothes or else you’ll freeze

 

This place that I go is not only used by me

But also by the the people who stay in my aunts cottage for free

 

It’s owned by my aunt who I call “Ro”

 

And this, is the place I go.


Tuesday

Reflecting on the day makes you realize things you never did before

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“Write it on your heart that everyday is the best day of the year”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

Today was a pretty normal day. It was a Tuesday so my mom woke me up at the normal time of 6:20. I walked down the stairs, greeted my dog Chloe and quickly went to the freezer to grab myself some frozen pancakes. Once I had taken them out of the fridge I put them on a plate, put it in the microwave and heated them up. 

       I’m not sure if other people do this, but what I do while my pancakes heat up is try to see if I can grab all the stuff I need for my pancakes before the timer goes off. Anyway, I ate my pancakes and my mom took me to Fitz’ house because it was a Tuesday and that’s how I get to school. Once I was greeted by Fitz’ dog Milo, we headed out and we got to school in his white van called the Loser Cruiser. I brought my longboard so I get my grip tape laser printed. 

       We got to school and I spent my morning trying to figure out how to make my complicated grip-tape design work. After 40 minutes of failed attempts I went to advisory. It was the same old chitchat who’s here what’s that like it is every morning. 

       Once advisory had ended I went to my first class which was English and so that meant that I just had to stay in the same room I was already in. Most of English class was Fitz telling us what was wrong with each of our blogs and for the rest of class we got to work on our assignment sheets. When English had ended I went to Algebra 1, (or Math for short) for my next class. We started a new unit and we learned about simplifying rational expressions. I sat in the way back at the big table as I always do and spent most of the class drawing while managing to pay attention at the same time. 

       Once that class had ended I went to the old gym for recess which is where I always go because I want to improve my soccer skill so I am prepared for high-school and other soccer seasons. After a fun game of old gym soccer I headed to student life.  Most of that class was us going over how to feel about our secondary schools and how getting rejected shouldn’t be such a big deal. The class has not actually been bad at all and sometimes is the highlight of my day because I just get to sit, relax, and release all of my stress.

       Once student life had ended I went to Justice, my least favorite class. My teacher is amazing and I don’t mind him at all, I just don’t like studying history. So I just waited that class through. As time went on I started getting hungrier and hungrier. When class had ended I got to the pizza sales as fast as I could so I wouldn’t have to wait in a long line. Well that want worth it because I had to wait in one of the longest lines all year. 

       But I eventually got my pizza and went on with my day. I was pretty bored so I went to the MMR to see if Oliver Wachs was there. He wasn’t, but his dad was. I told him how I had to wait at school until 5 because nobody could pick me up on time and he offered me to come to his house. I am extremely grateful he offered this because now I have had a much better day than if he didn’t offer. 

       His babysitter took me, Oliver, and Josh Brennan, (who apparently was coming as well) to his house and that is where I stayed until 5. We did all different things. From riding skateboards, to doing homework, and playing soccer. 

       At around 3:45 we took Josh back to his house and played Gaga ball on the trampoline while we waited for his parents to get home. When Oliver and I got back to his house we didn’t have much time until my mom got there to pick me up. She brought me home and immediately had to leave again to go to a meeting. 

       My dad made dinner and headed out to go do a radio show that he volunteered to do and it just so happened to be exactly when my sisters shift usually is. Because my dad did the radio my sister had to leave at the same time to go to her other job at the movie theater. And now there is just me, alone in my house, sitting while listening to rain droplets splash around me, listening to music, and working on Fitz’ assignment sheet.


Old Gym Soccer

Sometimes you just have to play for fun

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“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game” - Michael Jordan

 

 

Sometimes you just got to play for fun. Every recess I go to the old gym with my friends to play soccer for fun. Every day this past past year at recess I have gathered some of my friends and we go to the old gym to have a fun game of soccer that isn’t competitive. 

       Every day Monday through Friday at recess, some of my friends and I go to the old gym and play a fun game of soccer. The kids who usually come with me are Sean Trudeau, Luca Raffa, and Harry Nerrow. Once we are all gathered in the Old Gym we create teams. Most of the time it is Sean and I against Harry and Luca. We grab the foam ball that we always use as our soccer ball and start the game. The ball will bounce a couple of times and someone gets possession of the ball. If Sean and I don’t have the ball most of the time Sean shouts at me to go hard on the tackle in which I sprint at whoever has the ball and attempt to get it away from them. Sometimes it doesn’t work, but most of the time I manage to get the ball from whoever has it. Now Sean and I have the ball. Whoever doesn’t have the ball is trying their hardest to get open so they get passed to and has an opportunity to score. Usually this doesn’t happen because we try to see if we can dribble past each other and meg one other so we can all go crazy when it happens. So let’s say I have the ball. I will dribble it up and Sean will make a cut, I choose not to pass to him and I will dribble it up the court, shoot the ball as fast as I can at the net, score, and celebrate. This will go on for the rest of recess until we are forced to go to our next class. It doesn’t matter who wins in the end, because we all leave the place exhausted and ready to continue on with our day.

       The point of what we do every day is not to see who is better, but it is to have a good time with each other for the small amount of time we all have at this school together. We can play as hard as we want, do as many crazy things as we can, try and see how many megs we can each get, see who can score the craziest goal, and nobody will care about it too much because we all know that we are just doing it for fun. I doesn’t matter who wins in the end, it doesn’t matter who may seem like the best at soccer in the gym, and it doesn’t matter how short of a time we have in the old gym. It only matters that we are having fun, and making the most of our last year at Fenn.

Not everything is about competition, sometimes the better thing to do is just play for fun.

 

 


The Last Game

It is determination and not giving up that leads to success

“It is the size of ones will which determines success”

Unknown Author

 

 

The Last Game shows many different professional soccer players on a journey to defeat the robotic soccer players that are trying to take over professional soccer. The soccer players challenge the robots to a match of soccer. If they win, soccer is played by humans. If they lose, robots are the new replacement for soccer players. That’s why this video is called the last game.

 




       This video shows the determination of the professional soccer players. Even after being replaced by the robots, they were determined to take their game back. They did not give up. They trained and trained until the last game arrived. It didn’t matter that the robots took them over before, it didn’t matter that they had some doubt in the beginning, and it didn’t matter that the future of professional soccer was in their hands. It only mattered that in the end, they did not give up and they were able to take they game they loved back.

       If there is one thing to take away from this video, it would be that determination and not giving up are the two main keys to success.