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So a lot has been going on since the blog kind of petered out this summer. AND i have a ton of papers to write so reactivating this bastion of silly and not so silly family commentary seems like a pretty solid use of time.

The quick version of my life since last summer:
I applied to medical school and am now freaking out about hearing back about interviews (they are supposed to start notifying people in mid october, its already late october…OH NO)

I am almost officially a comparative literature concentrator at Brown University with a focus in Spanish and Latin, meaning I have to relearn Spanish and Latin.

After lots of waffling on my part, I am going home for thanksgiving!!!!! Could not be more excited.

My mom, aunt, and I have been gchatting during the day while I procrastinate, my mom sits at her 9-5 job and my aunt… I don’t really know maybe she just comes online because she likes us!!
and with good reason those little chats are (in a nondepressing way) one of the highlights of my day!

I’ve been emailing with my grandfather about why literature is important for life and for medicine… an important question because I KNOW reading a ton of literature over the next few years will make me a better smarter person and probably doctor. BUT I DONT KNOW WHY AND I WANT TO.

So thats the relatively long short version. I’m going to get back to writing about civilization imagery in Antigone, the character of Ajax as he appears in Sophocles’ Ajax and the Iliad, some yet-to-be-defined topic, the purpose of a (formally) child narrative in Corregidora, and distorted perceptions of the Other in Kafka’s Metamorphosis. YIKES.

-Tyrone Shoelaces

(GET IT? Tie your own shoelaces….)

Hey guys, I haven’t seen you in a while. Anyway, let’s get rolling. So, I’m going to talk about mistakes. Now, there are big mistake like accidentally blowing up the whole world, there little mistakes like making a typo, and then there’s about five thousand other different kinds in between. Now, in my life the most annoying and embarrassing are the kind where you try to do something cool or funny and you end up messing something up. For instance, in P.E. a while back they taught us how to play volleyball. We were all sitting and one guy was standing. The coach bumps the ball as a demonstration and the ball goes near the guy who’s standing. So, the guy who’s standing picks up the ball and while trying to cool and awesome, he bumps the ball to the coach. To bad that the ball goes nowhere near the coach and hit’s someone in the head and we all start yelling at him. Try not to feel pity for the guy because he’s really annoying and he just hit someone in the head with a volleyball, so enough. So, I guess I’m done. Anyway, Live long and prosper. Meiergreen

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart is THE best book I have ever read in my life. Although that’s pretty much a sum of the way I feel about this book, I guess I’ll just have to explain further: A group of four children is gathered to go on a top secret, life threatening mission. Each of these witty characters contribute to the story, making the plot very dynamic. Information is constantly twisting and turning around the plot, and the nonstop adventure makes this a book you just can’t put down. I have just started the sequel, and so far it is proving to be just as great! 10 Stars and 5 thumbs up for this series!

– Middle Child

P.S. This book can easily be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

As you can probably tell from the title, this post is going to be about thing that are supposed to happen but don’t. For instance, in my class during lunchtime there are three sports that everybody wants to play. The three sports are football, soccor, and capture the flag. Of course the yard isn’t large enough to play all of those sports so we have to agree on only one. So we have to rotate different games every day. Sadly that doesn’t happen. It doesn’t happen because everybody wants to play capture the flag and the days were supposed to play the other games everybody leaves leaving us wit around five people. I’m not going to talk about this all day but I’m also going to talk about people cheating on stuff. I don’t mean like stealing money in monopoly, I mean like cheating on a diet or ritual. I know that some of the people reading this post are on a diet, and I know that some people reading this post are cheating on their diet, possibly right now, Dun, Dun, Dun. I also mean people who are trying to quit smoking or drinking but that’s not going to happen if you keep cheating. Anyway, I’m in to much of a happy mood to talk like a therapist right now so I think I’m am going to stop now. Live long and prosper. Meiergreen.

You know, sometimes people just say things that make no sense what so ever. Like me and my friend tell jokes basically all the time and one of my friends makes the most stupidest jokes in the world. Most of the time I don’t even know what he’s talking about. Also, my teacher is really weird. One as a class assignment we had to wright a feature article, and she edited it and she said that the ending made no sense even it made absolute perfect sense. Sorry, sorry, I have been trying to cut back on the complaining, and I know that I’m complaining right now. Even thought sometimes I sound like a grumpy old man who’s really funny I’m still going to try to cut down on the complaining. But, sometimes people say things by accident that make no sense and are also really funny. Ha, ha I can already tell that I’m cutting down on the complaining. Anyway, people say things that they said by mistake and are really funny. Also sometimes people say the right thing but it sounds like something else. Like my teacher, not the one who makes no sense, has an accent and when she says sit is sounds like something else, ha, ha, ha. I know, I know I’m sounding like complete boy right now LOL. Ha, I actually never have said, “OMG” and I said, “did you really just say OMG?” I’m sorry what was I talking about. Well, I forgot so I’m just going to call it a day. Live long and prosper. Meiergreen.

Hi girl:

It’s nice to say hi even though I know you can’t read this. Even so, I wish you would respond. You always give me something good to think about. The news for today is that I feel blue. low. sad. guilty. Probably there’s more but that’s all I can think of for now. I disappointed my son this morning. He felt terrible about it and rightly so. The irony of the situation is that I want my kids to express themselves to me fully. That is one of the few things I’m good at as a parent, I listen. But now, I’m not so good at handling it when they’re upset with me. Sometimes they have good reason and sometimes they don’t but it’s hard for me to tell the difference. When they were younger it never bothered me too much if they got upset, because usually their requests were not terribly reasonable, e.g., I want ice cream for dinner. But now, they want things that are important to them, that effect the quality of their academic and social experiences, and I can’t often deliver. I’m too tired, too late, too distracted, unable to patch up differences. It hurts, I have to say. Their suffering is my suffering to some degree. On the other hand, why do I care so much if they are unhappy with me? Usually, they express that they love me and my company, but it seems like I let them down far too often. Is that would a good mother would do? I don’t think so. I think she would be able to do the right things. I feel unable to fix this. Maybe that’s the crux of the problem. I can’t fix it know matter how hard I try. And I do try hard. Yet there’s always one problem after another. This feeling I have right now doesn’t seem responsible or mature or even reasonable. And knowing that just makes it worse. Everyone has cares, has hurtles, has setbacks, etc., but I just can’t face mine. Lately, every fear, every mistake I make feels like a thin needle in my heart. Some days it’s not like this. But today, or at least this morning, i feel like I have a few needles in there. And the bleeding, I just can’t stop. -MB

I know what you’re thinking, but this post is now gonna be about toys or diapers or whatever the hell the little tykes company makes. No, this is going to be about little children. I don’t mean babies, and I don’t mean like 10 year olds. I’m talking about children the ages 4-6. I mean they are very rude and annoying. Every time they eat they eat insanely loud. Does anybody remember what it was like in that time period. It is easier for me to remember because I’m in the 5th grade. In my school we would have a yearly jog-a-thon, and when I was that age, all of the kids would say they ran 20 or 30 or 40 laps which I now know that that is a complete lie. I also remember us saying that if they give you their pudding or fruit roll up they would give you money in return. Now that was a complete lie. Also, not that long ago me and my friends where sitting around and talking and I was rolling around a basketball on the ground. When out of nowhere some 5 year old just takes the basketball and says”Your not using it.” ┬áSo I just say ok in a sarcastic and annoyed manner. Well, thats my post. Live long and prosper. MeierGreen.

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