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Well, the play was really really cool. In fact, at least twice as good as I thought it would be. The last scene was probably the most amazing scene in a staged play I’ve ever seen. It was a massive battle scene between people, angels, and demons. It was amazing! There was one scene in the middle that was dragging a little, just seemed a little long. Other than that, and the fact that it started a little late it was really a great thing to watch. I’m glad we went. Well that’s about all I have to post about.
Oh! The grass armchair, Me and Benjamin spent about an hour figuring out exactly how we wanted it and cutting the frame peices before we had to go. We got most of the major ones done, so now we just have to get the little ones done, buy the seeds and fit it together.
I hope I can work on it tomorrow. We’ll see though, it sounds like it’s gonna be busy tomorrow. Sarah is supposed to have a choir event. I don’t know if we’ll have to go or what.

Till next post.
Your faithful typer,
Yokanchi

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“The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” – Muhammad Ali
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A few of you have probably been wondering why you IM me and then I don’t respond but I’m still online for a really long time. Well, I haven’t gotten cable internet yet (unfortunately). What I have done is figured out how to make AIM send me text messages when I’m not on my computer. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention I finally got a cell phone lately. So the long and short of it all is that when it says that I’m “mobile” it means I’m not actually on my computer but my cell phone is. If you feel like dropping me a message, please go ahead and feel free to do so, it’s still free for me to recieve messages. Just don’t get all dissapointed that I don’t answer, that’s what actually costs me. If I don’t, its either becuase I don’t have anything that’s worth enough for me to say, or my cell phone’s down in my room on my shelf.

Well, tonight I’m going to see our “school play” (only say that it’s, quote, a school play becuase it’s from our homeschool group. It’s still gonna be great, but it’s not technically a “school play”) anyway, it’s called the cinderella deception. Or something like that. It sounds like it’s gonna be really really good, can’t wait. Oh and I’ve decided that until we leave I’m going to occupy myself with a personal project. I’ve decided to make this in our backyard. That should keep me well occupied for a while. Since I’m finished with speech, debate, and music theory I’ll hopefully have the time to finish it. I’m really looking forward to having a comfertable place to sit since I really enjoy taking my homework outside and working, or just plopping down with my laptop and enjoying the summer like weather. Anyway I’ll try to post my progress and pictures if I get it working right. Benjamin will be my associate in this endeavor *grin*

Till next post.
Your faithful typer,
Yokanchi

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“Everything can be filed under ‘miscellaneous.'”
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Lego Carl
This is way funny, thanks for the great posting material Chandler ! 🙂
Well, today we finally got our debate ballots! Our debate teacher has kind of been slacking a bit. Of course she’s pretty busy, but it was kind of dissapointing to have to wait so long. Anyway, nothing much suprising. We only won one of our rounds. Interestingly enough the one we did win was against this guy that had come to our youth group activity a couple weeks before. That was the most fun debate because it was nice and slow, heh just the way we need it. Anyway, that was nice to FINALLY see how we did. Then today,
I gave a persuasive speech today. That was pretty fun. The speech was supposed to be 7-10 minutes. Well, I figured since this is the last speech I’ll ever give for this class, and since my real teacher wasn’t even there (subsitute) that I would go over time. I gave a 14 minute speech, which was quite amazing since I timed it before, reading all but the conclusion which was pretty short. I got 13 minutes when I timed it that time, afterwards I cut out a portion that was larger than the conclusion I didn’t read and figured it’d be something like 11-12 minutes. Boy was I suprised when they said my time was 14 minutes. Anyway, that was really fun. I had fun doing that. What really made it interesting was the fact that actually I forgot my speech altogether. I had printed two copies out and stuck them in a folder last night and then forgot the folder today. (duh! somehow I knew this was going to happen) So I asked if I could use my laptop instead since I had the speech there on my laptop *Grin*. So I took a stack of chairs since the flimsy music stand wouldn’t have held my laptop and proceeded to give my speech with the laptop (with the teacher’s permission of course *grin* ).
That was great fun. I wrote the speech in 4 or 5 days lol, even though I had had two weeks to do it I didn’t start it till this week. I was pretty amazed at how good it was for how late I started, but I was working on in almost non-stop throughout those days (at least when I wasn’t doing something else I had to do) so it really isn’t all that amazing, but good.
So, all in all this week was good.
Sorry about the really long (probably boring post). But that’s what’s been going on in this kid’s life.

Till next post.
Your faithful typer,
Yokanchi

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“Some ministers would make good martyrs; they are so dry they would burn well.”
– Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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Well, last night was certainly interesting. First off we went to the good friday service at church, and then came home. We arrived at about 10:oopm and Benjamin and I spontaniously decided to go set up a tent and sleep in the back yard. I checked the weather and it promised to be as good a morning as that night seemed. So we slapped together the tent and tossed in some stuff and went to bed. Not to sleep however. We stayed up a while. Then I found a neighbor’s internet connection and played Call of duty till my battery ran out. I got an amazing score of 32 kills and 20 or so deaths which is probably one of my best scores ever, and that was on my touchpad. That was pretty fun. Then we went to sleep. The night went pretty well, however at about 6:oo the weather changed. It began to get very windy. At this point I would like to mention we did not put any stakes in, just us and our stuff to keep the tent down. At about 6:30 contrary to the weather report it began to rain lightly. We had decided upon setting the tent up that we wouldn’t use the rain tarp. So as it began to get harder and harder, we got up and threw all our stuff in the house and dropped the tent in a flurry of action, all in pajamas I might add. So that was really kind of sad. That’s pretty much all the interesting stuff that happened, but I also went to choir practice at 9:oo, which was rather annoying since I hadn’t slept well due to the wind. Anyway,
now I’m just about to have lunch.

Wednesday through yesterday I spent working on a long superhero and villian episode.
I think I’m going to quit writing those. I look at how much work it takes to do one episode and I don’t see that it’s worth it. Anyway, I put that episode up, and was personally very satisfied with it. I checked today and found some very discouraging comments however. So anyway, that’s the long and short of what’s been going on of late around me. Probably alot more of the short than the long, but that’s all folks. Tune in next time!

Till next post.
Your faithful but sometimes exasperated,
Yokanchi

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“On a scale of 1 to 10, 4 is about 7.”
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I have alot of quotes to put up, so you get a double dose today.

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“Cheer up. Life isn’t everything.”

– Mike Nichols
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Yep, Benjamin and I are both at Chandler’s house having fun and late late nights with lots of junk food. Anyway, I just now am getting caught up and I have a little tidbit gathered from our last sleepover at our house, which I have for you to listen to you now.
Chandler’s Llama

That is evidence of our crazyness.

Here’s another great sound byte I got;

aHa!

I have set it as the sound effect used when an “uh-oh window” pops up in windows *grin* it’s funny.

Anyway.

Till next post.
Your faithful typer,
Yokanchi

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“Never run out of altitude, air speed, & ideas at one time.”
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Yerp, here it is. The information.

Well, the debate speech tournament went really well. That is not to say we placed anywhere in anything, which we didn’t, but aside from that it was very very fun. Mostly just all the meeting new people, and getting really really good at debate. Also I gave my Humorous Interpretive speech, that was another really fun thing to do. It was really fun just to give it. I think I would have advanced, except that my speech only took up half the alotted time.
The schedule. The first day we started the whole thing out with a bang and did four debates. It was rather interesting becuase we debated our own case 3 times out of the four. The reason being, well, to explain it more fully, we were affirmative twice (which means we gave our case twice), and we were negative twice (which means we debated against another team’s case). It ended up being that we did have an equal amount of debates on aff. and neg. but one of the times we were negative we ended up debating against, what was essentially our own case. So that was actually kind of fun. Interestingly enough the one time we weren’t debating our own case, that was the time we did the absolute worst on a debate. But, as an excuse we were debating the first place winners that time. Benjamin and I didn’t even understand it at all till their second speech, and we used all of our whole five minutes of prep time immediately after their first speech. So that went really bad. One really funny thing that happened (and did happen during this particular debate) was that I went up to present a speech and I was prepared to read a peice of evidence that said something to the effect of; sometimes when there are unfortunate outcomes it is the patients fault because of other factors like obesity and smoking. I pulled out the evidence and was all ready to read it, when I momentarily looked up and realized that the judge for this round was probably the obese judge (it wasn’t a guy either) out of every other judge in the building at the time. Suddenly I decided I had pulled out the wrong peice of evidence and stuttered onto my next point. Now that I think about it I think that the evidence I was going to read might not even have been relevant, so perhaps it was for the better, I hadn’t quite figured out the affirmative’s case at that point either (no wonder they won). Anyway, the whole thing altogether was great. The second day we debated twice and so that was great fun. Also gave my speech again that day. Then the third day was probably the most fun, because I got to go and watch whatever I wanted, already being eliminated the day before from any competition. So I watched a great many funny and captivating speeches. The most interesting thing happened that day. Actually, I think the most interesting thing that has ever happened in a debate (short of someone actually dying, which has never actually happened mind you). During the Octi-Finals, halfway through the power decided to go out. Just to explain for clarity again, the Octi-finals are right before the semi-finals and then the finals are after that. So what they decided to do was switch to a room with windows. There was about 5 minutes of barely useful daylight that hardly made it into the room. So the five judges and the four competitors finished the round using flashlights and cell phones to light the paper. That was pretty cool. Some of them can now say; “I have debated in the dark”. Hehe, anyway, tomorrow we’re going to actually find out how many rounds we actually won, which I don’t anticipate to be any great number but I shall update you guys as soon as possible on this info. Also as for what I’m doing this weekend;

Tomorrow night after classes, we’re going to have a Mystery Dinner hosted by our youth group. This is a dinner where the patrons have no idea what they’re ordering. Then after that Benjamin and I are going to Chandler’s house. On Saturday we are all going to a scottish festival with Chandler’s brother in law. Chandler talked me into wearing a skirt*cough* I mean kilt to it. So that’ll be interesting. I’ll finally be able to say that I wore a kilt. Anyway, that’ll be some fun.

Sorry for the somewhat abbreviated and possibly typo ridden post, but I’ve had a ton to write about and I really am supposed to be making my lunch for tomorrow and hitting the sack.
So…..

Till next post.
Your faithful typer,
Yokanchi

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“How do they get the ‘Do not walk on grass’ signs way out in the middle of the lawn?”
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