Thursday, June 28, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too
Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.
i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Right now I'm at Daytona Beach.
I'm so happy for my friend Eric right now. He submitted a poem to a contest and its been nominated to win. If he does he'll get 20,000 dollars. Even if his poem doesn't win it'll be published in a book with other entries. Here's the poem:
From the derision of my bliss,
Crawls the most twisted beast,
Born of joy and hate
It's eyes glow dimly with the words
Slipped from my tonuge
At the pure site of your grace
So I send you the beast
Your acceptence of it is all that matters
So I wait
With hours, minutes and seconds stammering around me
The words you speak, shatter my heart
Like stone to glass
It breaks down
And with the devil in your words
The beast comes crawling back,
Chains to my heart
It leaves its weight of gall on it
Pulling me down to
My once agile bliss
And for now, I burn in its flames
by: Eric Thomas Regan
Monday, June 18, 2007
*Starred Review* Given the burgeoning human population and the phenomenal reach of our technologies, humankind has literally become a force of nature. We are inadvertently changing the climate; altering, polluting, and eradicating ecosystems; and driving evolution as other organisms struggle to adapt to a new human-made world. So what would happen if humankind suddenly vanished? Journalist Weisman, author of Echo in My Blood (1999), traveled the world to consult with experts and visit key sites, and his findings are arresting to say the least. He learned that without constant vigilance, New York's subways would immediately flood, and Houston's complex "petroscape" would spectacularly self-destruct. Weisman visits an abandoned resort on the coast of Cyprus and marvels over nature's ready reclamation. Marine biologists share sobering information about the staggering amount of plastic particles in ocean waters as well as vast floating islands of trash. Weisman is a thoroughly engaging and clarion writer fueled by curiosity and determined to cast light rather than spread despair. His superbly well researched and skillfully crafted stop-you-in-your-tracks report stresses the underappreciated fact that humankind's actions create a ripple effect across the web of life. As for the question of what would endure in our absence, Weisman lists a "redesigned atmosphere," astronomical amounts of plastic and automobile tires, nuclear waste and other inorganic poisons, and, eerily, the radio waves that will carry our television broadcasts through the universe for all time. Donna Seaman
It comes out July 10th.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
This is the Talon. Probably the best roller coaster in Dorney Park. I rode it 4 times. In a row.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
That's right folks. Alannah's blog: blogging to you about nothing for over a year now.
And in other, probably more important(at least to me), news...
My 14th birthday is this Saturday! And with it, the last three days of school are fast approaching. And once again the joyous state of existence known as summer vacation shall start.
Of course, summer vacation is a bit tainted now, because I've gotten my Honors language arts summer reading packet. Now its not the reading that bothers me, since as most of you know, I'm an enormous nerd who actually *insert gasp here* reads over summer vacation. (Plus, and extremely luckily, the book we have to read is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. probably one of the most beautifully written, sad yet still hopeful, and all around great books I've ever read.)
Alas, its the enormous amount of work we are forced to do that depresses me.
At least I've got tomorrow's Dorney Park trip to cheer me up. Why am I going to so many amusement parks as school trips? No one really knows...but hey, I get out of school. I'll post some more pictures too.
And finally, check out my friend Joey's new blog.
Warning: It may bore you to death...(joking...it will only put you to sleep, not death) :D