Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fishy Fun!

Eh hem! I forgot to say something about this in the last post, but on the sidebar, I recently put up the fishy widget. I need to tell you their names!!

The Green one is Speedy, the Black one is Torrid, the Blue one is Captain, the Orangey-yellow one is The Monarch, and the Red one is Ace.

So we have Speedy, Torrid, Captain, The Monarch and Ace. If you click on it, it gives them food! NOM NOM NOM!

Phatasmagoric Photos!

Here's Phantasmagoria. (And the chapstick from my Ortho's office. And my horribly messy desk . . .)

Here's a close-up on the sharpie action. That's my guinea pigs' hut in the background.

So, I'm looking forward to seeing the day after tomorrow -- Tuesday being the first day of the semester.

Speak of -- I've mentioned Katie and Alycia in the blog before. They've both recently started their own blogs!


The first one's Alycias and the second one's Katies.

You should check them out. They're pretty rad.

Friday, January 29, 2010

If I . . .

If I ate myself, would I disappear completely or be twice as big?

I actually thought about that in Science (Since it's the end of the semester and we were watching Wall-E). So, naturally, I asked Dan.

He didn't say anything for a few moments. "Uhh . . ." Another pause, "Well, you wouldn't disappear, but you wouldn't be twice as big . . ." He didn't say anything for the rest of the movie.

I remembered it again in German, 7th hour. So, I asked Katie

Which reminds me . . .


KATIE: Science doesn't matter, Mackenzie! If you ate yourself, you wouldn't be there!!!!

She said this after I pointed out the law of conservation of Mass, which says matter cannot be created or destroyed -- so I know I wouldn't disappear. (See, Science does come in handy in everyday life!)

Speaking of Science and the end of the semester . . .

The beginning of the new semester is on Tuesday. Three new teachers (two of which I've never had, one is the same ol' same ol' gym teacher). One new class, one class I've taken twice before because of requirements, and a switch in subjects in a required class. In Science, the switch in subject class, we're now focusing on Physics, and not Chemistry, like we were first semester. I'm kind of excited for Physics, because the teacher I have this semester (Mr. C) is renowned for his fun projects. I know this firsthand. In summer school (Pa-Tooey!) we had to do a hands-on project in addition to the droning hours of computer work. So we built rockets. I still have mine (phantasmagoria is what I dubbed it). I'll have to take a picture . . .

But I am looking forward to a new classroom, a new environment, and a new set of class mates. Uuughhh. The one reason I disliked science was the people. I swear that those kids are out to get my science teacher or something. They called her various rude and crude names and I tell you . . . I just couldn't stand it. Almost daily I'd stay behind and try to apologize for the behavior of my classmates, but she wouldn't have any of it. She said they should apologize for themselves, and that I shouldn't even have to think of apologizing for them. She's very nice, and kind of like myself. I would have done no different in her shoes.


Though I'm not quite excited for Econ(omics) with Mrs. H. I liked Mr. M's class better, mainly because learning was pretty variable. It's like, he has an agenda, but you stray from it every five minutes. It can be rather pleasing or annoying, at which point I crack open a book. Oh well. I'll post those pics later, 'kay?

Friday, January 15, 2010

A random list

I've decided to come up with some of the best products I've come across on It's a pretty bomb site, actually. I saw a commercial for it way back and -- first, wrote down the wrong address. Then, I saw the commercial again and wrote down the right address. And now, I go on there when I'm bored and check out some of the "Curiously Awesome" products.

So now, in no particular order, some of the awesomest products.

Hightop Sneaker Socks: Mid-calf Socks in the trademark style of Chuck Taylor

Personalized Classics: Customize a bound and printed version of a famous novel

Tell me you wouldn't love this as a gift. Seen here.

World's Largest Gummy Bear: A five pound Gummi Bear!

This one speaks for itself. Seen Here.
(I wonder what would happen if you put this in a full bathtub? Would it grow like the little ones do in cups of water?)

Insta Snow Powder: Add water to make instant fake snow

Note to readers that actually know me in real life: Remind me to get some of this and SEND IT TO SHELSTEAD (My former science teacher who currently resides in Arizona.) The awesome is displayed here.

PAC-MAN HotHeads Potholder

If I end up going to culinary school, this is what I will demand from someone as a graduation gift from High School. OMG IT'S PAC MAN.

I know, it's a short list -- but maybe you'll find some cool stuff. If you find something you really, really, REALLY think should be on the list -- put it in the comments or email me at