WordPress Maintenance Page Without Plugins

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.

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Political Parties

Political Parties

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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Food for Thought

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.

A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns- My favorite Poem

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.

Misery’s Show- Poem

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

Deceiving Love, Believing Love- Poem

Love deceives

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

The hurt

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

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Beating Senioritis

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!

No More Social Networks

It’s been about a week since I’ve deleted ALL of my social networks. I was fighting a war inside. I knew I would probably die without them, but I spent way too much time on the internet.

Because I haven’t been on neither Facebook nor Twitter,-I even deleted my Google+-, I am going through some serious withdrawals. I want to tweet about how badly I want to tweet. I’m quite sure I’ll be over it soon though. Some days are easier than others, but other days all I seem to think about is what my next update would have been.

Twitter Withdrawals.

Although I have gotten a lot more done since I am no longer tweeting my life away (I was in Twitter jail twice in one day before, back to back), I have become infatuated with Doberman Pinschers due to the extra time I have to research them and I’m a bit disappointed that I won’t be able to have one for another five years. Dorm life won’t permit me to have a furry friend.

I have come to the conclusion that it is nearly impossible for me to live without neither my laptop nor my cell phone. I admit, my phone is off most of the time. I turn it on about twice a day to see if I’ve missed anything major and even then I still don’t check it every day. I recently deleted approximately 150 contacts so there are not many people to talk to. Maybe if I actually had someone interesting to text I would actually leave my phone on, although I’m not very fond of texting. I know, what kind of teenager am I? The main reason I use my phone is for the internet, which brings me back to my point: I can’t live without the internet. No, really. It seems like the internet is my source of oxygen.

Twitter will permanently delete my account in about 23 more days, and Facebook in 7. By that time I’m hoping I will be social-network-sober. For now, it’s just me, all of my lovely readers, and my blog.

Au revoir =D

Deferred Action Intake-Day pt. 2

So far I have completed six deferred action applications, which I think will beat my record of  ten because  there are four hours left before the intake is over. Today is going a bit slow, but I think it will pick up around two or three o’clock. I’m excited! These DREAMers are taking the next step towards the rest of their lives. I wonder how many applications will be completed today? So far we have complete 370 applications over the last two intake-days, however, there are only three of us filling out the applications today. Nevertheless, we’re getting things done and it feels great! If you qualify for deferred action please do not wait to apply.  Go to the next intake-day near you or hire a lawyer. Visit www.iuya.org if you live in Indiana for more information.

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