10 Things to Do When Your Car’s Battery Dies


1. Just find someone to jump it. That’s not that hard. Except when my friends and I found ourselves on the side of the road with a car that wouldn’t start last weekend, after attending the Festival of Colors, we did the dumb thing and didn’t ask someone to just jump the car, until almost […]

For the Love of College Emails


Maybe I should read all of these college emails I keep getting. I really shouldn’t have marked the “send me hundreds of e-mails if you like my test scores” box. My inbox is packed with unopened emails and they all say “Emma, we want you!” Really, I’m flattered that you know my name and want me, but […]

My New Adventure


Today is my last full day at my school. I am leaving and going back to homeschooling. It’s going to be fantastic, but that doesn’t mean it’s not hard to leave. A whole lot of greatness came out of these two school years. A whole lot of friendships and growth. Leaving means I will get […]

The Water Doesn’t Work


Water, lanyard, Ebay, “hugging is optional”, thirsty, Mario and Luigi, legal, 2 hours, only 55 more minutes, Bat-woman, bathroom. It’s funny how when someone says “the water doesn’t work” your throat is suddenly dry. It’s sad how we are talking about Ebay and Batman lanyards and thirst, when people are starving in Africa, as they […]

In a Nutshell (# 1)


The next three posts are an assignment for school. Really, Mrs. Martinez just said “Okay, for the next assignment [in multi-genre writing] I need you to create a blog and write these three posts.” WORLD’S BEST ASSIGNMENT. Just saying. Post number one is supposed to be titled “My perfect day.” The Funnies, cinnamon sugar toast, […]

Game Plan


It’s Tuesday. My friends and I all have a thing for Tuesdays. It’s my friend Neal’s fault. He replies to everything with “only on Tuesdays,” because he says everything crazy always happens on Tuesdays. He is right quite a bit. Tuesday has always been my favorite day of the week. Why? Because it’s not Monday […]