Friday, May 31, 2013

The Cost of Summer

I have a family of 6, so summer can be very expensive.  This summer, I am going to keep track of all of our expenses.
  • Lunch $30
    • May 28
    • La Casita
  • Lunch $24
    • May 31
    • Chick-fil-A

The Last Good Deed I Did.......

The last good deed I did was probably when I helped my sister return the dog she saw running up the street.  It was a little grey schnauzer named Chloe.  She was running up the street, and my sister, Sparkle, ran after it.  My mom came into the house to grab shoes and I went back outside with her.   We chased the dog about four houses up the street before we cornered it in someones driveway.  After checking the name and address on her collar, I ran back to my house to grab a leash.  Chloe was friendly, and let my mom pick her up, so I met her about half way with the leash.  Then we walked down the street to return the dog to her owner.  On the way home, one of Chloe's owners caught up with us and gave my sister nine dollars which she split with me, but that good deed was mostly Sparkle's doing.

Another good deed I did was with my NJHS group.  As one of our service projects, we went and spent a few hours cleaning up the park with a creek.  We split into groups and for about three hours we picked up trash from down in the creek.  There were some very interesting trash found that day including bottles, McDonald's bags, and tennis balls.  On the way back to our rendevous point, I realized that both of my legs were bleeding.... I figured that I either got cut by the weeds or something sharp sticking through our trash bag.  When we got back, we had a mini picnic, and I cleaned the blood off my legs.  I had a blast that day, I was with friends, and doing something for the community.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Why Blue Pants and Bowties?

Well.... I was at National History Day in Denver with my mom and friend.  After our interview, we decided to walk down to the 16th street mall for lunch and to kill sometime until the finalists were posted.  We had lunch at Smashburger and on the way back to the competition I spotted some guys.  They were wearing blue pants and pink bowties.  I pointed them out to my mom and we had a good time joking about how you can only find that sort of outfit in certain places.  Then my mom said "Hey, that would be an awesome blog title.... you should remember that".  So when the time came to create my blog,  I didn't have any better ideas, so I went with it.

On a side note, my group did not make it to the final round at National History Day, but we still had a great time.