A new craze that has taken the youth of America, is called the Fidget Spinner. A Fidget Spinner is a small toy, that you can spin. They come in different colors, types, and some of them even light up. Everybody thinks these toys are brand new, but they have actually been around since the 90’s, only now are they becoming popular. These toys were originally made for ADHD yet all they are is a distraction. Everybody has a Fidget Spinner, you could probably can name a handful of names off the bat. These Fidget Spinners are like the Silly Bands, or Beanie Babies of this year. Everybody has to have one. I know kids who have stolen other’s just because they “need” the toy. There are kids who are spending up to 2,000 dollars on a useless distracting toy, that they will loose in a under a year. I believe that Fidget Spinners should be recalled. These toys are not being successful in their purpose, to help kids concentrate, they’re doing the exact opposite. I volunteer with kids at my church on Sundays, and there is countless times of where I have to take somebody’s Fidget Spinner because it is a distraction. These kids pay more attention to the toy, and they draw everybody else’s attention too. If you have a fidget spinner you are the most popular person in the room at that moment and you automatically draw all of the other kids to you. And if we have forty kids playing with fidget spinners, we are not able to teach the lesson, and therefore the kids are not able to learn. As soon as I saw a Fidget Spinner for the first time, I automatically despised this new toy, and not even seven minutes later I had to take it away from the kid because just as I predicted, it was a huge distraction. Also these toys are a huge hazard to small children. There are countless reports of kids from toddlers to ten year olds that almost died because of this new toy. The small parts can easily fall out when they break, or sometimes you can even just take them out. So many kids put these in their mouths, and then they get a one-way ticket to the emergency room. So please for your child’s safety and learning experiences (and also for your wallet) don’t buy a fidget spinner.
“The most fantastic, magical things can happen and it all starts with a wish!” I first saw the iconic Wishes firework show one month after it came out in 2003. If you have not been to Disney, or you do not know what it was. Wishes was a 15 minute firework show that went along with music and a track of characters from Jiminy Cricket, Cinderella, and even Peter pan, who all talk about their wishes. Whenever I listen to the audio track, or I watch the show, whether on YouTube or at Magic Kingdom, I am always brought to tears. Last night (May 11th 2017) Wishes ended after being around for 14 years, and multiple people were watching the last show ever, at the parks, or on livestream. I have been seeing this show every year since 2003, and it breaks my heart to see it go. If you have no seen wishes I recommend going to YouTube and watching the show or listening to the audio track, it’s a life changer. (I will leave some links down below for those of you who want to see it.) This show also breaks out my true inner Disney kid, and it always brings back all the memories of watching the show. Thank you Disney, for Wishes. Rest in peace to one of the greatest firework shows Disney has ever seen, Wishes will always live on in our hearts. Remember “Do as dreamers do..”
We all know the Disney Princess’ from Snow White, to Cinderella, to Aurora. They are the beautiful princess’ who every girl dreams to be, but here’s a secret you don’t have to marry a prince to be a princess! A princess is beautiful, but not because of her looks or her dress, it is because of her heart. In Disney a princess is never depicted as rude or mean, you never see them yelling at someone, or being selfish. They are graceful, kind, and elegant, whether they are cleaning the floors or trying to save the world. Snow White, the first Disney princess, had a heart for animals, and she helped all of the seven dwarves clean. And Moana, the most recent Disney princess, wanted to save her island and rule it, even though the water kept calling her. The key to being a princess is putting others before yourself, and being kind to anyone and everyone you meet, and the smile, you can’t forget the big beautiful smiles that all princess’ have. So are you ready girls? Put on your favorite dress, and spin around! Show us your princess twirl!
On Saturday my dad and I decided to go see The Zookeepers Wife. The day before, we were watching The Great Escape (1963), one of my most favorite movies of all time, and I asked him if we could see another WWII movie. My dad (who lived in Germany for four years in the military and knows German) and I love WWI and especially WWII, so we were really excited to see The Zookeepers Wife. We went to our go to movie theatre, and while my dad waited in line to buy the too expensive popcorn and drinks, I got to chat with one of my favorite workers there. Finally my dad came over and we walked into our movie theatre, I was looking at a group chat on my phone (like seriously if you are in a group chat then you understand, your phone never stops going off) and I almost walked into the wall. We sat down a couple rows from the top, and I was surprised that there was only five other people in the theatre. There were two parents above us, and then in one of the very bottom rows, I’m guessing it was their middle school son, and two of his buddies. While watching the trailers, I nearly left a bruise on my dad’s arm from elbowing him to get his attention. Well of course I freaked out, I saw the trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, I absolutely love Marvel and Johnny Depp. Finally I was about ready to go down to those younger kids and tell them to stop yelling, until I realized one of them sounded exactly like Gaten Matarazzo, the kid who plays Dustin on Stranger Things. I was tempted to see what the kid actually looked like, I knew it couldn’t be the celebrity but I was still curious. But! That was not the surprise at the movie, it was just a side-tracking thought that my blonde head had. Just then the movie started, so everyone got quiet. It started with the words on the screen, South Pacific 1944. I was slightly confused on how they would bring the South Pacific back to Poland, where the movie was based, but I didn’t care enough to really question it. It showed two men, obviously soldiers, in the war, and they were both shooting at each other. Finally they got to a cliff, and one of the men was about to kill the other. Then a large black hand grabbed the mountain, and I felt my heart sink in my chest then a huge face of a giant gorilla appeared. I looked over to my dad, who looked visibly annoyed, and I jokingly said “That’s some animal they have in that zoo!” That was when we realized we had accidentally walked into the movie theatre of Kong Skull Island. We then hurriedly got up and went to the room next door, where The Zookeeper’s Wife was. We got to see our movie, and although we were angry at the time, we couldn’t stop laughing about it after.
(I had wished to write about this sooner, but I needed to take time and thought, because I knew this post has to be important.)
On April 7th of 2016, a great friend of mine, Raiden Kelly, was lost to the world. While walking to his bus stop, early one morning he was hit by a car and passed away. Raiden was barely 15, he had turned 15 the day before, on April 6th. A year later we still mourn his passing.
I was so lucky to get to know Raiden, and share multiple memories with him. I’ll never forget when he tried to chew 18 pieces of gum at the same time, or when his baby sister was born, and he was upset that he missed my birthday, since she was born the day before mine. I still keep the birthday card that he made me, I keep it next to my bed. One time he tried to show me the movie Spanglish, but I was too interested in his two adorable dogs, to watch the actual movie. I even had my first veggie burger at his house, which I was hesitant to try but I actually liked it. I even remember going to see the Grinch Stole Christmas performance with him, and his family. One time he and his cousins and I went to adventure landing, and he kept playing the monopoly game, convinced he would win it. He used to take his friends phones, when he didn’t have his, just so he could call me up and see how I was doing. Even though Raiden was somewhat shy, at my Christmas party, he actually stood up and tried out some Just Dance 4, with some of my other friends. I remember one time helping him out on a Sunday morning in the little kids church service, and he said he would buy me a car, I laughed at him telling him he couldn’t even afford to buy himself a car. I still keep the necklace and the ring he gave me for Christmas, which were way too special for me, along with his jacket that I “borrowed” one night because I was cold.
Raiden was a shining light, he always managed to make me smile no matter how upset I was. In fact the first time I met him, he was making a joke. He lived with his parents, and his baby sister Savannah, who is probably the cutest baby I have ever seen. He also was part of a group called Youth Quake Live, there he took part in skits and dressed up in weird costumes to try and spread the gospel. (I think my most favorite line of his in a Youth Quake show is “sure thing chick-a-wang.”) He also helped out at his church, Redeemer, he would do the tech for the little kid’s Sunday school. Raiden had a huge heart, and always had to help people, whether it was by just a smile, or devoting his time to something important.
After I found out that Raiden passed away, I was absolutely devastated, and I still am to this day. To loose a close friend of yours, somebody your age, only 15, is a heart-wrenching feeling. My heart, and multiple other peoples hearts were torn apart when Raiden left to join the Lord. Yes we are happy for him, but we are sad for us, because we no longer get to see him.
Although Raiden may be gone, his heart and his memories stay with us. Everything happens for a reason, and although what happened is terrible, it is part of a much larger plan that none of us can see just yet. Raiden’s passing away, encouraged me to take over his volunteer job at Redeemer, so now I run the tech booth (which now has a picture of him taped onto one of the sides of it) and I get to hang out with all of the kids and talk with them. I also now whenever I see someone upset I think, what would Raiden do? He would most defiantly go over there and not leave them alone until they were crying tears of laughter, not sadness.
My heart goes out to Raiden’s family, and all of his friends. Life is so unexpected and we will never known what will be thrown at us. Raiden will never truly be gone, as long as we keep him in our hearts, and we will live on each day in his memory.
This theory stats that the Titanic and it’s sister ship, the Olympic were switched just days before the infamous voyage. The Titanic and Olympic were almost exactly alike, except for a couple differences. The Olympic had 16 bow portholes, while the Titanic only had 12. And both ships had slightly different spacing between the windows. And in this very picture you can see the “Titanic” leaving for it’s voyage with 16 bow portholes, not 12. It would have not been hard at all for people to switch the two ships. All they would have to do would be change the names on the ships. On the “Titanic” that set sail, the T was underneath the 3rd porthole, while on the real Titanic the T was halfway between the 3rd and 4th portholes. These were not the only physical parts that have made people think that the Titanic never actually set sail. While a diver was exploring the wreck he noticed some
strange markings on the side of the boat, where the name should have been. He noticed the letters MP, and those two letters most defiantly do not belong in the word Titanic. That’s still not the only proof. One of the workers, James Fenton, who was on the Titanic, on his death bed said that the “Titanic” was really the Olympic. He said that after he and some crew members got on land, some men from the government were waiting for them. The men said that if they ever said the ship was really the Olympic, they would throw them in jail.
But why would anybody want to sink the Titanic? For money. The Olympic was a ship that was not as good as it once was, after crashes and collisions, they knew it wouldn’t last much longer. The people who owned the ship realized that if they made the ships change places and the Olympic sank, they would get tons of insurance money for it. Also a couple days before the voyage, they raised the insurance, so they got even more money than they would have. And what else happened a couple days before the voyage? The ships switched places. Maybe both events even happened on the same day. It sounds very sick and cruel, but it doesn’t surprise me, there’s a lot of people out there who would do anything for money.
So what do you think? Did the Titanic actually sink like history says it did? Or did it’s sister ship the Olympic, sink? Maybe it really was the Titanic, maybe it was the Olympic, or maybe we will just never know.
Today I decided to go out and buy the new Oreo Peeps, which is a limited addition snack. (You can find these at Target for 2.99 $ per pack.) I first heard of these, from that’s right Shane Dawson. He gave them a well review so I decided to go out and try them for myself. I frantically searched through the whole store trying to find them. After I bought them I rushed home and tried them out. The inside was pink, and the crystals seemed to be inside the Peep not around it. At first it tasted like a normal Oreo, but then after a couple seconds it tasted way sweeter. You could defiantly taste the Peep. I only ate two cookies, because they were too sweet for me. After that, my tongue turned bright pink. They were very good, and I would most defiantly recommend them. Go buy them before they’re over!