Monthly Archives: June 2015

Sport – In Which Certain Backsides Were Mistreated

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For those who are not familiar with the idea: a so-called “Sporttag” (translates into: sport day) is a day where the entire school plays sports all day. Big aha Moment.

This year, my grade played sqash, tennis, and badminton in the morning, which was fun. I went for squash, and my butt was sincerely thanking me (“thanking”) the next day. No regrets. That shit is awesome.

Wait…that’s the wrong squash…

In the afternoon, it was time for my volleyball team to impress the world with its talents.

The grand opening of our first game:

The omniscient volleyball.

There we stood, the four of us, in the heat, sweating.

The sun beat down on our foreheads, tense silence ruled the field.

The shrill sound of the whistle pierced the air.

Serve.

With adrenaline rushing through her body, my teammate heroically jumped for the ball.

She slipped.

She landed in the grass.

On her ass. #oohitrhymes

Grace in its true form.

It was an extremely impressive moment, as the ball shot off into the nearby bushes. Everyone laughed.

In fairness to my dear team-player, she was later a major cause of victory on our part, and this may or may not have involved 30 consecutive serves that each lead directly to a point.

And we ended up winning the tournament.

Credits, therefore, not only to her, but also to the rest of the team!

That’s right, peeps.

So, I’m done bragging :)

Cheers,

Penny

7 Things To Do When Your Computer’s Down

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Hi fellow Internetpeople,

So, for no particular reason, my computer got tired of its duties and decided to take a short break….for four days.

It.

Wouldn’t.

Turn.

On.

You can imagine my despair, I’m sure.

Life. I think you meant life. Life over.

Honestly, it’s a problem.

Especially because I had a big math assignment due in a week and no chance of using my laptop. It took me forever to explain my dilemma to the teacher. Who can blame her, when I then had to explain that it was really my brother’s computer because I had already broken my actual laptop by accidentally pushing it off my bed, so I couldn’t use his, and my Mom was out of town so I couldn’t use hers, and my Dad was in a different out of town so off limits as well. So convincing.

She was having none of it. Thankfully, she eventually took pity on my abysmal situation.

The one positive experience to come from my four day disaster is that a lack of computer definitely brings out the creativity in me. I have discovered all new ways to entertain myself and keep myself occupied. Or rediscovered, actually.

Soooo, first on the list of possible time killers isss:

1. Read a book! Seriously, I started reading “Jeeves and Wooster” again, and it was FABULOUS. Thank you, Jeeves. Isn’t it sad though: My parents used to have to force me to do anything but read, and then I would still read in secret. Now look. They must be proud of what they’ve accomplished.

2. Play on your phone! I’m half surprised, half pleased that this was not my very first desperate idea, because that shows there may still be hope for me.

3. Solve Sudokus! They are massively addictive though, so beware. My city has these free newspapers that have puzzle sections. It’s becoming a problem. Any logic puzzles, crosswords, you got my attention.

4. Make yo-self purty! ALL THE MAKEUP! ALL THE NAIL POLISH! ALL THE SELFIES! Might not be one for all you peeps, but, y’know, do your thing. Don’t judge me, I won’t judge you.

5. Listen to music! While practicing your slayin’ stage performance in your room – lip sinc or sing irl, both totally acceptable.

6. Go for a walk / ride your bike! I’m trying to ignore the fact that my first idea that involves leaving the house is number 6. But whenever I do leave the house, I’m always glad, so remember: Exciting things only happen outside your boundaries ;)

7. Do that DIY thing you’ve been meaning to do for months! Yeah, that one. I know you’ve got that thing. Paint a wall? Rearrange your furniture? Sew a skirt? It could be anything. Go do it.

Note: This one takes a bit of personal convincing and forced motivation, as it requires being mentally and physically active. I was almost able to replace the posters in my room. Give me six days next time, and it might happen. Oh yeah. I’ll show y’all.

Really! Pwommise :))))

So there! I hope I have provided you peeps with some ideas, whether you’re without laptop right now, planning a trip to your grandma’s place with no WiFi, or just want to turn your life around!

Be strong, everyone!

Cheers,

Penny