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Florentine's Quilting Bee » Cutting Your Trash in Half » 7/04/2017 10:41 pm

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Helping the earth and reducing waste? Awesomeness!

Politics » What Your President is Focused On » 7/01/2017 11:04 pm

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There are better things that Trump could be addressing...

Politics » Meltdown » 7/01/2017 11:01 pm

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Trump doesn't need to tweet about unimportant topics. This whole "revenge tweeting" thing needs to stop. Doesn't he have better things to do? (-_-)

CT's Writer's Corner » My Mornings » 7/01/2017 10:52 pm

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Dogs are awesome! Lived with one for 2 years... adorable.

The only thing I lose in the morning is brain. Once, I poured chips in my milk instead of cereal. Woops.
I also put animal crackers in my milk once... not as bad as chips, thankfully.

Within 30 minutes of waking up, my brain functions normally again. I finally remember that chips are not cereal.

CT's Writer's Corner » My Mornings » 7/01/2017 9:20 am

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Alarm goes off. Wake up. Hit "snooze". Fall asleep.

Alarm goes off. Hit "dismiss". Pull yourself out of bed.

Look in mirror. Walk to bathroom. Brush teeth. Walk back to bed.

Fall asleep with glasses on.

Wake up. See smudges on glasses. Go to bathroom to clean them off.

Realise you need food. Walk to kitchen and make waffles. Eat waffles. Yum!

Walk to living room. Watch TV. Get bored.

Walk back up to bed and take a nap.

Wake up. 10:30 already? Jog to bathroom. Change clothes. Run downstairs.

Realise that there was nothing to hurry for. Watch TV.

Get bored of TV. Read Harry Potter.

11:15 already? Make lunch. *Yawn*

After eating lunch, I finally feel awake enough to do something.

Pretty eventful morning. (sarcasm)

Byebyes ~

CT's Writer's Corner » More School » 6/30/2017 7:13 pm

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Teachers have said many things to me. I will explain my thoughts on every one that I remember for your entertainment.

"Smile More" : Smile more? Smiling is not natural for me. Do you expect me to walk around with a huge grin on my face? Probably. Will I do that? No. While I was in line one day, the teacher said, "Are you okay? You look sad." I tried to smile as everyone stared at me. They looked at me like I was nuts. That made me want to smile even less. Ugh.

"Come out of Your Shell" : You can stop telling me that, you know. Leave me alone and stop calling on me for 10 freaking seconds, then we'll see that change. But for now... your plan will fail.

"Do You Know the Answer?" :Yes, I do. But I don't want people to stare at me. I will share the answer only because you called on me, and I'd like to avoid further embarrassment. I really hate you now.

"Why Do You Look so Sad?" I look sad because you called on me today. People might remember it, so I am keeping away from social situations. Don't question me, question yourself for making me so lonely. (-_-)

"Speak Up!" : If you wouldn't constantly call on me, maybe I'd speak up. When you embarrass me and tell me to speak up within 20 seconds, I am very embarrassed. Please stop.

"She's a good role model, but..." But she needs to be more active in class discussions, share answers when she knows them, speak louder when called on, take part in group discussions, and, most importantly, show greater enthusiasm in participation. Good Lord, teacher, is that all?

"She's an amazing writer!" : Finally you compliment me. Thanks.

Now, the most annoying report card comment ever...

"This semester we will be emphasising participation in small group discussions." Oh really? Forcing me to talk in front of kids of whom I have not talked to EVER? Are you insane? You're driving me nuts. I am an amazing writer and an advanced reader, yet you are emphasising a skill that not nearly as important as reading or writing? That makes no s

CT's Writer's Corner » Anxiety & School » 6/30/2017 9:34 am

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First post.

Today I looked back through one of my school journals. I realised that I never really described much. I did find one about a teacher calling on me, though. This has happened many times.

See, I'm not a social butterfly. I'm a... well... social outcast. Being surrounded by people is a nightmare. They could be judging me or making fun of me. Being put on the spot is also a nightmare in school.

Here is a story:

I was in school. Normal day. Come back from lunch. My pencil is gone. I never lose things, so this was weird. The teacher started a math lesson. We had to write things down. Do I steal the pencil from the desk next to me? Do I interrupt the lesson? Do I do nothing?

I immediately panicked. It seemed like ages, contemplating what to do. Then, someone says something.

"Why are you not writing this down?"

Teacher. That made me more panicked. I managed to say a few words, breathing fast
"I have no pencil..."

By this time, every person was looking at me like I was nuts. Was I nuts? Not that I noticed.


"I was too afraid... to ask for one..." I say, about to cry. Embarrassing!

The teacher tosses me a pencil and continues. The rest of the week, I didn't say a word. I sat alone at recess and at lunch.

End of story.

...Which got me thinking: Why would a teacher purposely put a socially 0% confident person on the spot? She could've just given me a pencil without making a scene.

Or did I make a scene for not asking for one?

I think it was both of us. But maybe it was completely me. That's for you to decide. I decided that the teacher was at fault because I didn't lose the pencil. Someone took it, I found it on the floor the next day.

Also, the teacher rolled her eyes at me while she handed me the pencil. Hey, maybe she'll find a brain back there. Haha.

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