Friday, March 31, 2017

Last Slice

Today is the last day of slice of life so I decided to compile the titles and links to all of my blog posts I have done this month.


The Dramatic Death of a Hampster

Music Trifles


I'm Thankful I'm a Writer...

The Godfather

Three Truths and a Lie

Places I Want to Travel to


Our Town


Save the Earth


Weird Games

Weird Games Part 2



Little Frank


Typical Sick Day

Cold Cases




This Day in History

Burt Dow Deep-Water Man


Anti-Bucket List

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Anti-Bucket List

An anti-bucket list is things that I hope I never do before I die.

  • Go skydiving
  • Get in a car crash
  • Go bungee jumping
  • Go to a monster truck rally
  • Experience a dust storm
  • Go upside down on a roller coaster
  • Go to the Oscars
  • Go to the Grammies
  • Hike in a blizzard
  • Swim with sharks
  • Go scuba diving
  • Get frost bite

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Today we visited Harvard University. In third grade I use to wear a Harvard sweatshirt everyday, I really wanted to go to Harvard. Today we took the college tour. One of the things they talked about was their houses. They have four or five houses which are similar to Hogwarts in the sense that they compete with everything and are very protective of their "kind." One thing that I thought was interesting was that the John Harvard statue is incorrect. It says that the school was founded in 1969 by John Harvard. There are three things wrong with that statement. First, The school was not founded in 1969 it was actually founded in 1966 by the mission of Boston or something like that I can't remember. The second thing wrong with the statement was that the school was founded by John Harvard. As I said before it was founded by the mission of Boston but John Harvard donated a lot of money to the school in 1969 which caused the school to change their name to Harvard. The third thing wrong with the statue is that the statue of John Harvard isn't actually of John Harvard but of a person that looks like Harvard.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Burt Dow Deep-Water Man

Today we visited the museum of fine arts, Boston and went to see the Robert McCloskey exhibits. Robert wrote and illustrated books such as Make way for Ducklings, Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Main, and Burt Dow Deep-Water Man. I had never heard of Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man before today but now it is one of my favorite pictures books ever.

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The book is about how a man named Burt Dow had a boat named the Tidley-Idley that is painted with colors of paint from left over cans. One day Burt goes out to see to catch cod for dinner for his sister and him. Burt brings along a giggly gull. While they are out sailing Burt catches something and he is not able to pull it up. Finally, when he does it turns out that Burt's cod hook was stuck on the tail of a whale. Burt took the hook out of the whale's tale and then put a peppermint striped band aid on it. With Burt was doing this he did not pay attention to the weather and when he notices it again the waves are rough and it is not safe to sail on the old Tidley-Idley. Burt asks the whale if he can swallow him temporarily to wait out the storm. The whale agrees and swallows Burt, the boat, and the giggly gull. After the storm settled down Burt wanted to get out of the stomach of a whale. Burt had to make the whale sick to get it to cough out the boat. Burt decides to paint the whales stomach; as he is painting Burt realizes that he is expressing himself in the art. Once he makes the whale sick enough the whale coughs him up. When the boat settles on the water Burt notices that all he can see is the whales. He asks them in he can get by but they all splash their tales at him. Burt then realizes what they want. Burt then puts a peppermint band aid on each of the whales tails. Once he is done he has one band aid left and decides to save that for his sister because he thinks it will be a fun joke and something he will like.

Monday, March 27, 2017

This Day in History

1942- During World War II, Congress granted American servicemen free first-class mailing privileges.

1952- The MGM movie musical "Singin' in the Rain," had its world premiere at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

1980- 123 workers died when a North Sea floating oil field platform, the Alexander Kielland, capsized during a storm.

1884- The first telephone line between Boston and New York was inaugurated.

1513- Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted present-day Florida.

1964- Alaska was hit by a magnitude 9.2 earthquake (the strongest on record in North America) and tsunamis that together claimed about 130 lives.

1957- "Around the World in 80 Days" won the Academy Award for best picture of 1956

Sunday, March 26, 2017


The weather for yesterday in Mont Vernon, NH was very strange. When I woke up it was in the fortys which is warm for this time of year here but then by 11:00 it had started to rain just a little bit. By noon it was pouring. After a little bit of rain it then turned into sleet then finally snow. It snowed for a few hours straight. Finally it just stopped and the sky was clear the rest of the day.

Saturday, March 25, 2017


As I mentioned before our grandparents have a dog named Ruger. Ruger is stubborn and selfish. One of the most annoying things that he does is bark. My grandparents have trained him somehow to bark all the time so he can get what he wants. My grandfather makes Ruger hamburgers for his food. My grandmother taker Ruger on a two mile walk everyday and dotes on him all the time. Ruger is also very naughty, if no one notices him he will take something of someones and not give it back until they give him attention. The sad thing is that they have a cat but leave it in the unfinished basement. Today we went to take Ruger on a walk and the cat was out and it was wet and cold but my grandmother said to leave it out, then when we came back the cat was still out and my grandmother wouldn't let it in because she doesn't like her but then I let the cat in because I felt bad for her. They never let her come out of the basement.