Monday, September 26, 2011

My favorite childhood game...

One of my favorite childhood games was Bomberman on the SNES. I remember playing it with my family, or with family friends at get-togethers, controlling my bomberman into a maelstrom of exploding bombs. I can just imagine myself being obdurate at convincing my dad or anyone else to play with me. I still play the game now on the wii with my little sisters. I usually kick their butts, but oh well, they are younger.

Monday, September 19, 2011

My favorite Disney/Pixar/Dreamworks movie...

Apparently, all my favorite movies are from Warner Bros. Oh well. My favorite Disney/Pixar movie is How To Train Your Dragon. This is because I LOVE (friendly) DRAGONS! If I ever got to ride a dragon, I would be so ebullient, I think my cheeks would hurt from smiling. Yes, I may find it slightly daunting since I would fear falling off of the dragon, but I think the pay off is worth the risk.

Monday, September 12, 2011

If I won the lottery...

If I won the lottery, at first, I would balk at the fact that, out of millions of people, it was ME that won, and, even though nearly impossible, I beat the odds. Then, my house would probably be a cacophony of different pitches of screeching and thumping as my mom, two little sisters, and I started screaming our heads off and jumping up and down. I have no idea what my dad would be doing then.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

On Vocabulary:

I do not like studying vocabulary much at all. I find it boring since it is just straight memorization and requires no deeper thinking, but just (in my opinion), passive reading of definitions or tedious activities aimed at drilling the definitions into our heads. No matter how much I dislike it, I do find it important, at least in the beginning years when we learn more basic, common words. As we get into high school and college, when we start to learn words like discombobulated (just the first complex word to pop into my head) it get to be less important since the use of these words are rarer and many people can live productive lives without knowing some of the obscure words. You can always just ask someone what the word meant unless you are too proud to admit you don't know what it means. In that case, you can torture yourself with knowing words no body uses just in case somebody does use it. If the word is in a book or you encounter it in daily life, you can always just look it up in a dictionary.