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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Slice of Life 2015: Day #1

So, in case you don't know, the blog over at Two Writing Teachers holds this annual competition where bloggers post daily for the entire month of March, and comment on others posts. I decided I will do this this year. My mom, a kindergarten teacher, told be about it and I think it is a fun idea. 

I had to wake up SUPER early to go to my sister's swim meet 30 minutes away. My parents woke me up at 5:45am to make the warm-ups at 7:00. My sister did good and got first place for the first time in her several years of going to these meets. I was glad I went when she won. My friend Robbie is also a swimmer, so in between races we talked, and he showed me this card trick that was cool. I also downloaded this cool comic book style app named Halfnote and I made this comic of my dog, Guppy:

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Kind of funny, right?

Anyways, on our ride home, we stopped at the Freihofer's Bakery Outlet for bread. Every time we pass near it my Dad makes sure to stop and get 20 packages of bread to put in our giant freezer in our garage. Bread is very cheap there, too. When I got home, I attempted to beat my high score in Subway Surfers, a game on our iPad. My day was normal and slow for a regular Sunday, how about you?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday's Update

Today was good. Nothing exciting really happened, if you know what I mean. I don't really know what to write, so here's a list of  the classes I had today in order:


  1. Spanish - Mrs. Farrell (7:30-8:30)
  2. Health - Mr. Helwig (8:34-9:37)
  3. Gym - Mr. McClements (9:41-10:41)
  4. Lunch - (10:45-11:15)
  5. Social Studies - Mr. Manning (11:15-12:15)
  6. Study Hall - Ms. Ellsworth (12:19-1:19)
  7. Enrichment - (1:23-2:23)
I normally would of had English last block, but I had Enrichment instead. See you tomorrow!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunday's Update

Hello everyone! As you can see, my blog has a new design to it. I hope you think it looks nice! Anyway, today was adventurous day. We went hiking to Hadley Mountain. Here's a little report I made:


Hadley Mountain
Hike #1 - 10/26/2014
Elevation: 1,600 feet
Total Time: 3.5 hours

Today's hike was very nice. It was very steep with many rocks on the trail. I went ahead of Dad and Maggie. At the summit of the mountain, there was a very nice view. It seemed to me that we were at the same height of the clouds- I never saw anything like it before. There was a short fire tower up there, but there was no point to go up it because the latch leading to the top was locked and it was very cold and windy. When we all arrived we had some apple chips, granola bars, and lemonade. Overall, a very nice hike. Afterwards we drove to the Country Corner Cafe in Downtown Saratoga Springs for lunch. I ordered potato pancakes, while Maggie got a wrap and Dad got a sandwich. Mom didn't wake up early enough, so she didn't go.

Also, check out the first episode of my first podcast with the TalkNet podcast network- it was published today. Here's the link if you'd like to watch: http://talknet.taylorkarras.com/twtfk/1