Monthly Archives: February 2013
After hopelessly searching the internet for how to create a ‘down for maintenance’ page and getting nowhere, I decided to find a way myself.
It’s hard for me to understand HTMLs and plugins (if I can understand them at all) so I wasn’t getting much help, not to forget that I’m not even permitted to use plugins because I use wordpress.com instead of wordpress.org, and yes, there is a difference. It dawned on me that I can just fake a maintenance page by creating the message on the blog myself.
In Government, my teacher was discussing how many Americans are uninformed when it comes to politics so he had us write a paper summarizing the stances of three different parties. We were to write about four issues from the party platforms of both Democrats and Republicans, as well as a summary of a third party of our choice.
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Decoby Askew, the owner of Graphfx Designs, is absolutely amazing at creating something great out of nothing. The possibilities are endless as his ‘creative juices’ are always flowing. He loves to design, and for a good reason.
Here are a few of his designs:
I love to write poetry and my poems are generally about love. Because my poems are oh so loving, people often ask me who they are about or if I really feel that way. To be completely honest, I write just for the sake of writing. Sometimes they’re based on things that I have seen; couples who obviously love one another. Sometimes they’re based on how I imagine falling in love would be. I’m a bit of a dreamer so I find it pretty easy to fantasize, I guess you could say day dream, about what it would be like. How it should be at least. However, it’s not always lollypops and gumdrops. Heartache does exist so I write about that as well. It’s not always that I have experienced it, just that I was thinking about it when I had a pen in my hand.
O MY Luve ‘s like a red, red rose
That ‘s newly sprung in June:
O my Luve ‘s like the melodie
That’s sweetly play’d in tune!
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass, 5
So deep in luve am I:
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry:
Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun; 10
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only Luve,
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my Luve, 15
Tho’ it were ten thousand mile.
I’m slowly dying
Inside I’m crying
Because I feel so much pain
Misery is the host
I am but a ghost
What is there to gain?
Cupid has lost
At no great cost
Because his arrows missed from the start
My heart keeps beating
Although I am bleeding
Why is love so hard?
I wish I could grow wings
And fly far from love
And maybe the feelings would end
I’m full of despair
Because I have to see
He’ll never be more than a friend
Because the heart is naïve
Adoring everyone that comes along
It manipulates you
Until your heart splits in two
And leaves you listening to sad love songs
Then Love’s friend comes
And scoops you up
And makes you feel out of this world
You come back to earth
Just to find
That he’s with another girl
I’m tired of living in a body of lies
I’m tired of the sorrows
And the cries
I can’t bear the heartaches
All because Love doesn’t care
I know from his smile
And his charming stare
That he’ll be trouble when he comes along
And I’ll be the one listening to sad love songs
So take my advice
And listen well
Because love is no good
When you’re the only one that fell
Some people will tell you that there is no such thing as Senioritis, but I’m here to tell you that Senioritis does in fact exist. Every year seniors are plagued by symptoms such as: missing homework assignments, a lack of concentration, procrastination, school related fatigue, and excessive wearing of sweatpants. Read on if you or someone you know experiences one or more of these symptoms.
Senioritis results in decreased motivation in seniors and causes them to slack off their senior year. I know a lot of hard working students who have been hardly working. Many students have this crazy notion that they can slack off their senior year and everything will be great. Do not, I repeat, do not get that idea. Colleges can and will renege your acceptance if the grades from your senior year are not up to par. Many students learn this the hard way.
So how do you cure Senioritis? The answer is simple: stay awake in class, pay attention, do your homework, and study. If the teacher gives you homework or discusses something in class, you can bet your bottom dollar that it will be on the test. Remember that you have been in school for pretty much your whole lifetime, and you don’t want to throw it all away months or weeks before your graduation. Also, remember that AP exams are right around the corner. Imagine how great you’ll look and feel in that cap & gown knowing that you didn’t slack off your final year of high school.
This is your year to shine, and you can’t do that if you’re not living up to your full potential. Take control of Senioritis, don’t let it control you.
You rock class of 2013! We’re almost there!
- Take Control of Homework – High School Homework Help (bigfuture.collegeboard.org)
- Senioritis (mybublogs.com)
- Students Speak: Making Senior Year Count (bigfuture.collegeboard.org)
- Oh this feeling. #Senioritis (journeyofamillionwords.wordpress.com)
- High School Seniors Who Slack Off May Get A Scary Letter From Their College (keptup.typepad.com)
- Senioritis Sets In (briarcliffbulletin.com)
- Senioritis (mtolleyhall.com)
- Senioritis (reddevilreview.com)
- Senioritis (sweetasredvelvet.wordpress.com)