Bah humbug or whatever

 

Dear Jerry,

 

It’s December and Christmas is rapidly approaching. Only one more school day until we get a much-needed break from school. *victory screech* I would ask if you had any plans, but I venture to guess that lizards don’t do much for the holidays. Since we’re on the topic of holidays, I want to talk about my somewhat unpopular opinion of a popular Christmas tradition — Christmas music. Yeah, I’m not a fan.

Now hang on. Before you break out the pitchforks and torches, hear me out. I’m absolutely not saying I hate Christmas. On the contrary, I very much enjoy it. It is one of my favorite holidays, aside from Halloween. (Yes, I consider Halloween to be a holiday. Fight me.) But I can’t stand popular Christmas music. Especially the ridiculous songs like the one about the annoying child who foolishly wants an extremely aggressive and dangerous beast for Christmas. And I would do anything to forget that cliche song about the girl who can’t stop whining about how she got her heart broken on Christmas and never got over it. And don’t even get me started on the unoriginal carols about Santa Claus. ugh. I just don’t understand why people act like I’m a terrible person because of my distaste for the majority of Christmas songs. Is it so hard to understand why I no longer enjoy a certain type of music after being constantly bombarded with the same repetitive songs everywhere I go? Once Thanksgiving is over, suddenly every store you walk into, every house you visit, and every radio station in existence plays the same like 10 songs all December long. The monotony is irksome and I find the lack of variety disturbing. (heh)

Having said that, I’ll admit that I actually don’t hate on Christmas music as much as I did a few years ago, believe it or not. Over the years I have found a few exceptions that I don’t mind listening to. For example, I’ve grown to love some heavy metal covers of traditional Christmas carols (shocking, I know) and of course the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas albums are amazing, without a doubt. I may be a bit of a cynic, but I have no problem acknowledging the fact that there are some good Christmas songs out there. I give appreciation where appreciation is due.

Anyway, I understand most readers probably don’t share my negative view of Christmas music, Jerry. A lot of my opinions are rather unpopular, so I honestly couldn’t care less. All really want to say is this; whether you love Christmas music or loathe it, I think at least some of us can agree that we need to let the needlessly tedious and overly-repetitive songs die.

 

-Hannah M.

 

 

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My Nieces.

Dear Jerry,

I’m really sorry I didn’t write my blog last week, I totally forgot about it. Well just to catch you up on things basketball is going great! School is… going, I can’t wait until I graduate! But school is going very good. I had a job interview and I’m just waiting for them to call me back, you have probably heard Miss Sarah and a couple students joking around with me about it. Well Jerry… I’m going to tell you about my two little nieces. Their so adorable I believe their 10 months. And guess what. Their Twins!! When my older sister came over to my house to show the family the pictures of the babies I joked around saying it “it would be hilarious if she had twins.” Well I looked at the pictures and I again joked around saying “it would be hilarious if she had twins.” Heather, my older sister stood there smiling at me. She finally told me she was having twins since I couldn’t tell from the pictures. Now Jerry, you might have forgotten but Bethany and I are twins and so it’s awesome having my nieces as twins. Their fraternal twins just like Bethany and I but they weighed a lot more then us when we were born. Their learning how to stand on their own and walk but first they have to get the standing on their own mastered down before they begin walking. Well jerry… This is my letter to you.

~Stephanie

 

College

Hello Jerry. I am glad to be able talk you again. So, I have some exciting news. REALLY exciting news.
A month ago I had take A.C.T to try and pass reading and writing so that I could get into college. Turns out I had passed writing and failed reading, or so I thought. Just two days ago I went to the college: FSW college, d they told me  ad passed all the necessary subjects to be able to get in. And just today we went back to the college and I chose my classes. I was really nervous and excited. I had chosen math and English and biology. But turns out that I’m not clarified yet to start in the spring. So we went down to an office and my advisor is going to call me on Monday.
Now don’t get me wrong im excited for college but im also a little sad.  wont be in one Room as much anymore. I’ll still be there for a few classes but I wont be there all the time. But at least I wont be completely gone.
So im really excited for this new episode of my life. But there will never be a class or place that can top the amazingness that is One Room Learning.
Your friend,
Melany

Trip To Universal

Dear Jerry,
A few weeks back I took a vacation with my mom to Universal in Orlando FL. I had never been to Universal before and I didn’t know what to expect. My mom and I were planning on spending most, if not all our time in Harry Potter world because we are both big Harry potter fans. My mom made read the entire series before she would let me go. We stayed at the Cabana Bay Beach resort. From the moment I entered the hotel I knew it would be a vacation to remember, standing in line to check in there were people dressed like the Hogwarts students from the books and I was so excited. Our first day was magical but as the trip went on it became more and more fun. My second day I bought a Hogwarts robe and a tie so I could look like one of the students from the books. People started noticing me wherever I went and then they started asking if they could take a picture of me with their kids and of just me. They spoke all sorts of diffident languages so I didn’t understand anything they were saying but they did get their pictures. Most of the people thought I worked there and one lady asked me if I worked there and asked for directions. That wasn’t even the best part though. All of the workers at the parks started interacting with me and they would ask me if I was out of school and if I was playing hooky and stuff like that. The Slytherin workers would taunt me and I would play along which made even better. We went other places like Jurassic park which was also super fun because I got to meet a velociraptor. But we spent most of our time in harry potter world it was super fun and I hope one day you will get to go there too. Your bud. – Caroline

Senioritis

Dear Jerry,

I have no clue what to write about anymore, I just want to be done with school and graduate already. I already picked the color of my tassel its going to be bright green and black, I thought about decorating the top of my graduation cap. but there’s a problem jerry I have no ideas!!

I would have told you all about this earlier but I got caught up with school and sports and helping mom with the nieces. so im hoping that my wonderful teacher doesn’t notice that I did this last minute;) I have really bad senioritis jerry you have no idea. sometimes I just sit in class day dreaming about my future and what I want to be. every now and again my teacher notices that Im not working and she tells me to get back to work, but on the main part im a very good student. well jerry I have to go and get this blog post done since its due by 12 a.m and its 11:40 pm. I’ll see you tomorrow bright and early. until tomorrow jerry:)

Bethany

The whinings of a curly headed girl.

Dear Jerry, Today our conversation topic is one you most definitely find boring and not of much use to you, but I feel that the world needs to know, so bear with me as we deal with one of the worlds largest unsolved problems. 
Hair. 
More specifically, my hair. 
The thing atop my head has been so rightfully dubbed a mane made up of unruly, voluminous, spastic curls. There are some days I am quite convinced that my hair has its own cerebral cortex, which in turn gives it its own set of wishes that are 99.97% of the time fighting against my wishes. You can’t possibly fully understand the struggles that girls with thick, long, curly hair have to deal with all day, err day, but I figured I could enlighten you to some of the basic things that come from having a mane. 
1. It’s just always big. 
You know in movies when the awkward girl ditches those dorky glasses and takes down her ponytail and her hair just happens to fall perfectly around her shoulders? Yeah. That never happens. 
2. The weather is a deciding factor in the quality of your hair for any given day. 
Humidity is your mortal enemy.
3. You have a cemetery of broken brushes and combs somewhere in your bathroom. 
I just laugh when people ask me what happens when I brush my hair. That, children, is what nightmares are made of. 
4. Speaking of cemeteries, your hair is the place bobbypins go to die. (Or at least hide for a couple days.) 
Out of the 1267 bobbypins I pull out of my hair after a normal days hairdo, inevitably at least 3 of them get lost and won’t be found until the next time I do my hair. (Sometimes even longer) 
5. People love to touch your hair. And they assume you’re ok with it. 
Do it one more time random stranger. See what happens. 
6. No one believes your hair is actually long. 
Because the curls take away 3 inches. 
7. When you complain about your curly hair and people tell you to just straighten it.
I actually don’t have 2 hours to spare today. 
8. The outcome of going to bed with wet hair is unpredictable. 
Will I wake up looking like a princess or Medusa? There’s really no in between. 
9. And taking into account that your hair takes all day to fully dry makes morning showers a bad choice. 
Quite inconvenient.
10. “Is that your REAL hair?” 
This question just gets annoying. 
11. Seriously wondering how you aren’t bald every time you get out of the shower and see the wig you left behind. 
I really have no answer. 
12. “You only need a dime-sized amount of conditioner” 
Lies. Those hotel bottles are one time use. 
13. Once you mess up on your curls, the only way to start again is to shower again. 

14. Deciding to put your hair in a ponytail means you’re committed to that hairstyle for the rest of the day. 
No other options. 
15. There’s no way to predict what kind of hair day you’re going to have. 
Between weather and just plain moodiness, it’s a gamble every time. 
The list goes on and on Jerry, but even when my hair absorbs more water than the best paper towel brand, and my glasses are constantly getting stuck in my mane, and when it looks like I have a rabid animal atop my head, I love my curls and I wouldn’t change them for a minute! Just remind of that tomorrow morning 🙂 
– Hannah 

Life

Hey Jerry, I’m not really sure what to blog about today, so here comes some random junk. Well its December 4th, getting closer and closer to Christmas!! Me and my sister put up our tree yesterday but we haven’t decorated it yet. I love decorating for Christmas while listening to Christmas music. I don’t get why some people don’t like Christmas music, I love it! My favorite song would definitely have to be I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas. A lot of people I know hate that song, I don’t understand them at all. Ohhh I finished my last season of volleyball back in November. I cried when we lost our last game, but it was ok because I got MVP!!! Wohoo!!! Now that volleyball is over I started basketball back up. I’m so out of shape Jerry, but I guess I’m not doing to bad for only having 3 weeks of practice so far. We don’t have any games scheduled yet but I hope we get some soon, I’m ready to play already. I’m going to cry when basketball ends too because its just so sad that I’m a senior and graduating Jerry. It is so stressful graduating, you have to pick your tassel color, pictures for yearbook and other things, it’s a lot to do. But I’m excited! Well that’s all I can think of to talk about right now Jerry, till next time.

Your friend Mia