There a little something: "shall". I don't remember if I knew this beforehand, but the word shall was originally only used for first person. So "I shall" and "we shall" = correct. "You shall" or "They shall" = incorrect. But that's grammar. And languages change all the time. So....yeah, I'm failing at the whole 'being interesting' thing I guess. It was just something that became a bit of a joke in my Latin class in the past week.
So yeah, it's Fall Break. Rachael, Amy, and I went to the library yesterday. I've missed that place, but I don't know why I let myself go there. I picked up 4 books, none of which I really have enough time to finish. *sigh* I am over halfway done with the first one though (of course, there are a number of things I should have been doing instead, but I've missed reading for fun and not class). It's called 172 Hours on the Moon, and is about these three teenagers who win an opportunity to be the first teenagers to set foot on the moon, which hasn't been visited by humans since the end of the moon missions in the seventies. But something sinister it waiting for them, an enigma that has been kept secret from the earth's population for decades.
Honestly, I'm halfway in and still not all that thrilled by the story. They've only just made it to the moon, and the way the author chose to present the narrative of them getting there was just a little....off putting. It jumps around from person to person while not being entirely linear (at least I don't think so. I guess it's a bad sign if I can't tell if the story is being linear) and not in a cool, amusing "Catch-22" way, either. Maybe things will start to pick up now that they're 230,000 or so miles from earth. I hope so, anyway. In any case, it's giving me some ideas on how to and how not to write a certain story for Noshanowrimo/Nanowrimo.
Ok, I tried for like 10 minutes to come up with a satisfactory transition here, but it's just not working out for me. Last night I watched quite a lot of hula dancing. Not like just pretty girls in grass skirts swaying from side to side but actual hula dancing. I found some videos of competitions and festivals online and was kinda fascinated. Although a traditional dance, hula's really for anyone: men, women, any age, any nationality. Idk, I just get interested in various things for unknown reasons. But, you know, it's fun to get interested something outside your own life or culture sometimes. You can learn some cool things.
Here are two that I found particularly good if anyone is interested.
And since Sara mentioned she hadn't seen the cool Coca-cola commercial, I wonder if she's seen this? (not quite as moving as Coke, but I like it a lot)
And for no other reason than that I want to share it with you, here's a cool magic trick video I remembered seeing a few years ago.
Until next week, when I hopefully won't have blog avoidance on the brain.