The Squid Launcher

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Newspapers, cheeseburgers, rain, and Famous Dave’s

A few days, ago I was in charge of looking over our school newpaper before it was published. Everyone on staff has to do it at least a few times. Usually late into Wednesday evening when all the pages have been put into place, someone is called in to review the issue. My phone call came at about 10:40pm, so I packed up my things and headed into the office. It was a bad day to wear my contacts, because by the time I had read about five pages, my vision was starting to blur. I was having a hard time focusing for some reason. It was likely due to my eye situation and my longing for a cheeseburger. Although that very evening I had a delicious dinner at Famous Dave’s with Craig, his parents, and his brother Jason…plus Craig’s mom made an amazing pumpkin chessecake.

So there I was, thinking of my nice warm bed and cheeseburgers while correcting a newspaper. I finished correcting the paper with my friend Steve by a little after 12:30am. When I stepped outside, it seemed more like 9pm than 12:30am. The sky was an orange-purple color, and a good amount of people were walking around campus. I talked with my mom about getting home, mentioning the weather seemed pretty nice. I was thankful Craig offered to take me home, because I very tired. By the time Craig and I were walking across the bridge to get to my car, it was 1am, or after that time. It wasn’t too chilly, and the sky still seemed to be beautiful, when all of a sudden, it started to rain…it wasn’t heavy, but it definately was noticeable. I thought to myself, this isn’t so bad. As soon as that thought entered my head, the rain started coming down hard. It was pouring, and my umbrella was in my backpack of all places. Read the rest of this entry »

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Check this out!

Some of you may know I work for my school’s newspaper, and some of you may just be learning that information now. I’ve decided it would be fun to share the stories I write with all of you. If you look on the right side of this post, you should hopefully see a link leading to my stories. I hope you’ll all have a chance to check these out! I know I’ve greatly enjoyed writing them. Thank you for your support!

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Mushrooms are always the victims

I’ve never liked mushrooms. Ever. At least…not that I can remember. I also don’t like olives, but my parents said they were my favorite when I was little. For me, mushrooms feel weird, smell weird, taste weird, and also look weird. My mom believes they’re fighters against cancer, which I’m sure they are.

Yesterday at work, I had a bit of a rough night, and it all started with a mushroom incident. Read the rest of this entry »

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