Friday, August 29, 2014

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Funny Friday - Get It For Me

 Me-

When my sister was 1 and didn't really talk much yet, one day my brother was lying on the couch and he told her to go get his shoes and she very clearly replied. "Get up!"
 Mom -

I asked Aurella if she could see if my water was in the refrigerator, so she went up to the refrigerator opened the door and looked inside. "Yeah, it's there." she said shutting the door again.

We welcome you to share your funny stories with us. Tune in Monday for another Talking Topic.


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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell

Me- Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, wow! Independence Hall is a very historic place. We went on a tour there. It was a really short tour. It was pretty interesting though. I hadn't really learned that much about the Revolutionary period in school yet. I heard that next year we will be studying mostly American History, however. It's too bad I won't remember anything I learned at Independence Hall by then. The Liberty Bell is so cool close up!  It is both bigger and smaller than I imagined it would be.  I can't really explain what I mean by that. There were also exhibits about the Liberty Bell in the same location. The exhibits were interesting, but at that point of the day I was kind of hungry so I went through them really quickly. I would like to go back there some day and look at them more carefully. The crack in the Liberty Bell was a lot smaller than I thought it would be. The bell itself looked different than I thought it would too. It looked kind of dirty. Also, I thought it would be outside and not in a building.  I wish I could have stuck my head in the Liberty Bell that would have been cool. I wanted to at least touch it. I couldn't because there were a lot of people, and I couldn't get close enough. Besides, they have it all blocked off so you can't get that close. I am glad I saw it though.
Mom- Philadelphia is truly the birthplace of America. Independence Hall is the Center of that. When you look at it as just a building, it doesn't seem all that impressive. There are a lot of places all over the world and even in this country alone that are much more beautiful to the eye, However, when you think about what this building stands for, it is more impressive and important than all of the most beautiful places in the world. The ideas that were generated here about freedom and independence are even more important now than they have ever been in light of the state of the world today. I like the feeling of being able to stand where our forefathers stood. I think if they could see this country now in some ways they would be proud in others not so much. The world and this country are so different now than it was then in both good ways and bad. The Liberty Bell makes me think about how far this country has come and ways that it has changed even more so. It is probably the most well known and important symbol of our country besides the Statute of Liberty. It is fitting that the two of the most important national symbols both have to do with liberty. That is one of the most important reasons why this country was formed because as it says in the Declaration of Independence "All Men are created equal". So many problems in the world are created by people not believing in this ideal. People want to believe they are better than other people or want to believe they are more important than other people, or just plain want to have power over other people and control them or even want to believe that other people don't have the right to exist. I am not even sure are forefathers completely lived up to the ideals upon which this country was based. I mean a lot of them had slaves. Having slaves, is certainly not treating all people as equal. I guess nobody is really a completely good caring person who treats everybody else as a complete equal and respects everybody else's rights all the time. However, seeing the Liberty Bell makes want to try to do so as much as possible. Besides, in this day and age when so many people just want to trample over other people's rights or don't even believe certain other people have a right to exist or want to wipe out whole groups of people that they don't even know for some alleged cause it is even more important to try to hold true to these ideals.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Funny Friday.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Where-To-Go Wednesday - The Liberty Bell

What: The Liberty Bell

Where: 525 Market Street
            Philadelphia, PA

Who: All ages
Our view: The Liberty Bell is currently located in what is known as Liberty Bell Center. There is also a video presentation and exhibits related to the Liberty Bell located in the same building. However, you can easily bypass the exhibits and go right to the bell if you prefer. We would definitely recommend doing that if you are traveling with young children or people who get bored easily. Otherwise, the exhibits are interesting. The Liberty Bell is open year round from 9:00 to 5:00, and you will have to go through security to get in the building. You can actually see the Liberty Bell even if you are not actually inside the building. However, it is our opinion that is not the same as being able to go right up to it or at least as close as you can get to it. You cannot go right up to it or touch it as it is roped off. Tickets are not required for entrance to Liberty Bell Center. However, you may have to wait outside in a long line so we would recommend going as early in the day as possible since the later it gets in the day the longer the line gets. For more information about the Liberty Bell and Liberty Bell Center go to http://www.nps.gov/inde/liberty-bell-center.htm.

And that's our view. Tune in to tomorrow's Talking Topics post for more about the Liberty Bell.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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Tips for Tuesday - Misc.

Me- Today I am recommending Wendy's. The food is yummy. My favorite is the pretzel bacon burger when they have it. Otherwise, my favorite is the baconator. Even when they do have the pretzel bacon burger; sometimes my favorite is the baconator if I am not in the mood for the pretzel bacon burger. I like the fries too. They are better than McDonald's fries. They are even better with Sea Salt but they hardly ever seem to use the sea salt. I love Frostys.  You can't really drink them with a straw because they are really thick so you have to use a spoon. I only get the chocolate ones because I don't like vanilla. All in all, Wendy's has great food.
Mom- Today I am recommending Ruby Tuesdays. The food is good. I especially love the pasta. However, what I especially love about it is that the portions are filling without being too overwhelming. I also like the dessert at Ruby Tuesdays. The dessert portions are a nice size too. So many restaurants either give too much food or too little. It is nice to be able to go some place where I can get just the right amount.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

The Monthly Mashup for August 2014

Me - My topic for this month is school. School sucks. Next, week I'm starting a new school. I am not looking forward to it. It wasn't that I was so attached to my old school. I was only there for one year. I just don't adjust to change all that well. Also, I get lost really easily. I got lost in my much smaller previous school until like the second to last month of school. This school, that I will be going to, is like three times bigger.  So far, I don't know anybody who I am going to have classes with.  I am not really upset about that. There is no one I really want to reconnect with. However, when you are in a room full of new faces, it's sometimes comforting to see a familiar face even if you don't particularly like that person. I am also worried that now that I am getting older, the work is going to get harder, and I will start struggling with grades. I hope that this year I make a lot of new friends. I want to continue to make honor roll each marking period. I'm going to try to make straight A's on my report card.  I'm going to try to study for all my tests and quizzes. I am going to try to keep everything organized: my backpack, my locker, my homework, etc.

Mom - My topic for this month is the end of summer. I can't believe it is here already, and my girls are going to back to school next week.  The summer always seems to go by so quickly. The first part of summer is always better. I spend the first part of the summer feeling relaxed. I feel like I have plenty of time to get everything done I have planned. The second month of the summer I go into panic mode. I feel like I have hardly gotten anything done that I wanted to and that I am never going to get it all done. Before, this summer started, I didn't think it was going to be a very good one. Then, we made plans to go to Philadelphia for a few days. We went right at the beginning of the summer, and it was great, and we had a good time. With a start like that, it seemed it liked it was going to be an awesome summer, but it really wasn't. After that, it was all down hill. We had a lot of fun plans, but we kept having to cancel them because it was just one thing after another, trouble with one of ours cars, trouble with the other, etc. Oh well, maybe we can still have a good fall. The kids will be back in school so we can't really go any place during the week, but there is still weekends.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.
 
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