Friday, March 28, 2008

Motivational Thought for the Day

MOTIVATION. Psychology tells us that motivation- true, lasting motivation- can only come from within. Common sense tells us it can't be manufactured or productized. So how is it that a multi-billion dollar industry thrives through the sale of motivational commodities and services? Because, in our world of instant gratification, people desperately want to believe that there are simple solutions to complex problems. And when desperation has disposable income, market opportunities abound. We dare you. Me and the voices.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Sled Hockey -- The "Tuff Guy" Sport

Ok, so on Friday my family went to a sled hockey game (regular hockey except for disabled people), and I have to admit -- IT WAS AMAZING. These guys have such arm strength and they can move across the rink at really high speeds!

They have a little plastic seat that is sitting on two poles for support. One side of the poles has two blades about an inch from each other while the other end has a small metal loop for balance. Instead of one long hockey stick, they have two smaller ones to propel the sled and to hit the puck. Other than that, the entire game is exactly the same as original hockey!

We were able to go to the game because my mom has a coworker named Erin and her brother is disabled. He is in the Park City regional team (the team that was playing) and he is the all star. His name is Greg and he's participating in a sled hockey team for the 2010 paralympics in Canada. He also loves to downhill ski!

The game that we saw was really great! Greg's the best of his team and the whole audience was cheering every time he got the puck, calling him out by name and shouting. The eagles (G's team) totally killed the other team 7 to zip.

My mom almost peed her pants because it was her first time ever seeing a hockey game. There was even a small brawl and after it was broken apart, my mom turned over to me and cheerily exclaimed, "Wow Hannah! I didn't know this was such a .... a tough guy sport!"

After the momentary fist fight, the involved players were sent to what my mom retells as a "timeout" on the sidelines.

Overall, I would rate this experience an 11 out of 10. It was really exciting, and it really goes to show that even if you are disabled, you can do anything!

Plus, Tom bought me food out of the vending machines...!


I know this sounds REALLY weird, but for me, writing novel work is somewhat of a passion. I CAN'T write anything that's like persuasive or sci-fi or anything with great confidence, it's just novels or stories that works with me. ( oh, and don't judge from the writing that I have done on this blog -- I'm just messing around! lol)

If I go for a while without writing down something, the weirdest things start to happen. Little by little my life starts to turn into one of my stories. I often find myself narrating my life as if I was in my own book. I keep on unconciously choosing good chapter titles and intro paragraphs, or deciding on a good approach to portray a certain feeling.

Well, it's spring break and I haven't had the usual pressure in my ELP class to constantly produce on-demand writing work, and my brain feels like it's going to EXPLODE! I came and wrote this little post to vent a little so please pardon me!

Monday, March 17, 2008

FWD: Fwd; FWD; FWD!!!!!!!

Ok, you'll probably hate me forever for doing this but....I got this really funny FWD: (don't worry, I really hate them too) but my spider senses are telling me to post it here. Once again, I am previously apologising, but seriously, you can deal with it right?

Oh my gosh, I checked like every single little box in this! orange things are comments from me

[ ] Gotten detention. amazingly no

[x] Gotten your phone taken away.
[ ] Gotten suspended.
[x] Gotten caught chewing gum.
[x] Gotten caught cheating on a test.
total so far: 3

[x] Arrived late to class more than 5 times.
[x] Didn't do homework over 5 times
[x] Turned at least 3 projects in late. more than that!
[x] Missed school cause you felt like it. long story
[ ] Laughed so loud you got kicked out of class.
total so far: 7

[x] got your mom/dad etc. to get you out of school. easy!
[x] Text people during class.
[x] Passed notes.
[x] Threw stuff across the room.
[x] Laughed at the teacher The maxweller!
total so far: 12

[ ] dialed 911 from the pay phone.
[ ] Pulled down the fire alarm. ive egged a boy on to do bad he didn't but it was still funny to watch his face -- he was a sevie
[x] Went on myspace, facebook, friendster, xanga, etc. on the computer at school or tried to i know of some really good sites, is one (for IM ing) but not too reliable... try it i dare you!
[x] Took pictures during school hours
[x] Called someone during school hours.
[x] Listened to an iPod, mp3 player, etc. during class. * it's pretty easy with a sub sometimes you get the cool ones who totally let you pull your stuff out
total so far:16

[ ] Threw something at the teacher. cool! i will! jk lol
[x] Went outside the classroom without permission.
[x] broke the dress code. LIKE EVERY SINGLE FREAKING DAY!!! boo clayton's dress code
[x] Got caught breaking the dress code. again, like every day, but as IF i ever change
[ ] Failed a class. surprisingly no
[x] Ate food during class.* mr. bancroft is so awesome he lets you and encourages you too! besides student gov. open fridge fridays
total so far: 20

[x] Gotten a call from school. they call you if you miss like advisory or something
[ ] Couldn't go on a field trip cause you behaved badly.
[x] Didn't take your stuff to school. EVERY FREAKING DAY I FORGET SOMETHING FOR ELP! just ask gracie
[ ] Gotten a detention and didn't go.
[ ] Stuck up your middle finger at a teacher when they were not looking. no... wouldn't dare!
[ ] Cursed during class loud enough so the teacher could hear haha that's great
total so far: 22

[x] Faked your parents signature. once my mom actually told me to
[x] Slept in class.*
[ ] Cursed at a teacher.
[x] Copied homework
Total: 25

NOW MULTIPLY BY 3 75% of the time! WOW. i seriously wonder how i even learned anything at all lol! but seriously i still get all A's and i am good, just not behind their backs... muhahaha but really you have to have some fun in life, tease some seventh graders, you know what i mean!

Repost as: I SCREWED __% of school in 2007