I'm surprised that I have just found out about this site. You create simple one-page topics that you are interested in and if people view your page, then you get money.
It's the simple version of making your own webpage, and adding adsense to it. But, you know you will get visitors to your page at http://www.squidoo.com/.

My first 'lens' - http://www.squidoo.com/socbee/



The Math Instinct

Why You're A Mathematical Genius (Along with lobsters, birds, cats, and dogs) by Keith Devlin

Interesting math book that I've started reading. It begins with describing how babies younger than a two years after being born recognize numbers and can do simple mathematical calculations. Also apparently many animals and plants do natural mathematics that compare to humans' calculus, trignometry, geometry, et cetera...



Honors Class

My next post will be on the film that my honors class is watching, titled, "What The Bleep Do We Know?"
It's a good movie, especially for those who like to think.


Universal Health Care

In my English class I have been writing a paper and researching lots about healthcare, and more specifically, universal health care in Florida. I also have to take action to try and advocate change of something, in the form of a letter, YouTube video, email, or any other possible way of communication.

So, I have become very knowledgeable about Florida's health care, and somewhat of the USA's health care as a whole. If any reader is doing a project like this, then I can email my links and notes that I used for it.

Want to discuss universal health care in general? Please do so in the comments. Maybe I'll make a forum just to discuss recent news... hmm..


Early Memories

Today when I was talking to my friends we went down memory lane. We tried to say the things that stood out in our lives when we were young, like in elementary school. And now I want to store that list on the internet so that I will never forget it. Please add to the list via comment if you can think of anything else. I'd like to read your stories.

- AR (Accelerated Reader) - A reading program designed to make children read, test knowledge on what they read, and score points to trade in for prizes. This program started at my school when I was in third grade and it definitely gave me an incentive to read. I became the top reader (leading in points) at my school and in the cafeteria it showed that. All along the walls of the cafeteria showed who in the school had the most points and there was no other guy who ever came close to getting the same amount of points that I gained.

- Four Square - The best game ever when you only have four squares on the ground and a kickball in hand. There was also the game in middle school, and not really popular in high school. I tried my best to bring it back, but failed unfortunately.

- Kickball - The best game ever when you only have a little bit of space on the ground and a kickball in hand. And see above.

- Nap Time - Too easy. Got it in Pre-Kindergarten (and Kindergarten?), didn't have it the rest of elementary school, none in middle school, none in high school (well, not supposed to in class at least), and college grants more sleep during the day than at night. ;)

- Number Munchers / Super Munchers - I was always great at mathematics and definitely showed in my first grade class. I would always finish math (and other assignments) way before anybody else and I was allowed to play learning games on the computer (remember 5" floppy disks?). Needless to say that I got the high school on the computers. And I was kinda upset that I never saw or played the game past elementary school. But, I never forgot about it and within the past year have found the game again. I'm happy. :)

- Oregon Trail - The object of this game is to get to Oregon. You must cross rivers, hunt for food, and keep your wagon in tip-top shape because at the end of the game you get to entirely change the game style and ride your wagon down a river. I think I liked it, but was more in to Number Munchers and Super Munchers.

- Pokemon - Which led to Digimon, Yugioh, and other cartoons and card games also. I liked to watch Pokemon a lot when I was small, but never got into the card games because I didn't have lots extra money to spend it on cards. My parents taught me well.

- Power Rangers - So cool with all their jumps and flips and taking a minute for each to change to their shiny uniforms.

I will add more to this post later, I like to be organized.

First Impressions

To get things started for me, I'm just going to post a few things about me.

The reason I have started this blog is to gain some personal insight to blogging and blogging sites and hopefully I can give some blogs that readers will appreciate. I have never done a blog or wrote a diary before. And a great thing about this is that I can keep my notes available anywhere/anytime. It is possible in the far future that I am grateful for making this blog. I don't know why though..
Another thing that I am currently learning and working on is learning web coding. I took a web design class in high school and I'm trying to remember everything now and using my school servers to host my experimental web pages. If you can give my any tips on coding or programming, then I'd greatly appreciate it. Mysite: http://djgoodwi.myweb.usf.edu/

Quick Favorites List:

Games – DDR, Guitar Hero, Super Mario Brothers

Artists – The Beatles, Weird Al Yankovic (lyrics/stoners)

Number – Twenty-Three (Born 23Nov88)

Music Group – Blue Men Group (Great instruments and sounds)

Color – Black is no color, so, blue

Food – Meat-Lovers Pizza (I don't care for sushi, fish, or vegetables)

Animal – White Tiger

TV Shows – The Simpsons, House M.D., and all Japanese Game Shows

Subject – Math

Sport – Soccer. Then Racquetball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, et cetera...

Anyone else have favorites to share?