Monthly Archives: January 2011

300 views! well, nearly… thanks for getting me there

I would like to thank all the viewers that have read my posts over the past few weeks, and that, hopefully, have enjoyed them and keep coming back to this blog. I currently have had 299 views this month, which is more than I could ever could have hoped for.

I am starting high school tomorrow, and that will be when the fun, and point of this blog will begin. So, thank you, to you, for making me not feel like a failure. [Just a note: I like comments as well!] Thank you, and I hope that you keep reading!

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How to become a christain

I was at a friends house, reading the bible that she had, not because she was religious, but because she needed it for school. Anyway, I came across this:

How to become a christian

the way to live life god’s way is to become a christian. But how? Four simple words show how to begin and the path to take.

Turn: Change the direction of your life by living the way god wants, rather than doing things your own way.

Trust: Believe that what Jesus said and did was true and that he can work in your life today.

Take: Receive what Jesus has promised- forgiveness, love, purpose and new life.

Talk: talk to someone you know who is christian, or contact your local christian church and speak to a minster, priest or pastor.

The concept of a four-step process to become a christian is completely laughable in my opinion. I think the first one, turn, is my favourite. The idea of changing yourself so you can live your life the way god wants you to is complete bullshit as far as I’m concerned. I mean, doesn’t the bible encourage you to be your own person? What would happen if everyone was the same? How does anyone know how god wants us to live anyway? There are so many different adaptations of Christianity, all with their own beliefs, that  it’s hard to find common ground.

I don’t even really believe that you can ‘become’ a christian. You can be a follower, or someone that uses the principals of Christianity, or someone that calls themselves a christian because they feel better about themselves, or because their parents are around,  I don’t think any person could uphold everything that god apparently expects them to, and don’t think that anyone should. People have to make mistakes to learn.

I would like to make it cleat that, although I am not  a Christian and I don’t believe in god, I am not in any way making fun of god or Christianity or even the bible. I am purely mocking the idea of there being a four-step process to becoming a christian. I think that the morals that Christians live by are honorable, and am on no mission to demean that.

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Australia day

I know that anyone reading this that doesn’t live in Australia probably thinks that this idea is crazy [which I’ll admit is a bit over the top] however, we do get a day off, so whose laughing now =) Anyway, enough gloating.

Australia day is a new idea, in fact Australians didn’t collectively celebrate Australia day until 1994. I, for one, am surprised that it took Australians that long to take advantage of a day off, but it took a while for everyone to decide on a date, which brings me to the point of this blog post.

January the 26, is the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip, in 1788. In other words, it’s the day we stole land from its rightful owners, the Aborigines, who had been living here for around 60,000 years or more.

So you can understand why I’m completely surprised that today of all days happens to be the day that the nation decided that we should celebrate Australia day.

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5 days to go!

It is 5 days until I start high school, and I have to say, I am definitely nervous, mainly because I don’t really know what to expect. It’s a pretty big school, so I don’t know where anything is. But I do have some friends that are going to the same school as me, which will make it easier. I hope.

I don’t know what the teachers are going to expect of me either. I don’t know whether covering books is cool in high school, and I don’t know whether signing up for the debating team will come back to haunt me.

The good thing is that there is only one first day of high school, so I’m actually wanting it to hurry up and get here so I can get it over and done with. The not so good thing is that if you hate high school, then it’s going to be a very long 5 years.

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5 things that coke is good for

Everybody knows that coke is bad, but just how bad did you think it is? Here is a list of 5 things that coke is good for…

1. Several states in America use coke to clean blood from roads after a car accident.

2. You can clean a toilet by pouring a can in the toilet bowl and letting it sit for about an hour, then flush away. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

3.  To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers:
Rub the bumper with a  cloth soaked in coke

4. You can also clean corrosion from car battery terminals by pouring a can of coke over the terminals to bubble.

5. If you apply a cloth soaked in coke on a rusted bolt, it will loosen it.

Oh, and you can apparently drink it.

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The things that animals do for attenion…

This is a picture of my cat, named charlie, and his friend, the unnamed teddy bear. I have no idea how he manged to get the bear on his back, or balance it, or why he wasn’t disturbed by it’s presence. So funny I just had to share it!

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I Saw Lance Armstrong Today

Today, my grandparents decided that it would be a beneficial experience for me to stand on the side of a road, waiting for the riders from the tour down under to ride past. So I stood there, watching about 50 police cars and motor bike, thinking that this would be a great time for someone to rob a bank. Thankfully, I had a book with me [The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a delightful and witty book, by the way.]

It was strange, because most people that showed up to watch the riders ride past were wearing blue, and I must say, along with being confused, I was feeling a little left out, even though I didn’t really care. Although it could have been a coincidence. [a creepy one, might I add!]

The other amusing thing about the tour down under is that the people of Adelaide are divided into two groups. You can tell the two groups apart easily, half of them are on their bikes pretending that they have a clue when they don’t, and the other half are laughing at them. Long story short, it’s a lot easier to tell who the try-hards are in January.

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