Thursday, February 26, 2009


Have you seen the new "Follower" box on the side of all our blogs? The new ones are hideous, and what is with the "Google Friend connect? I do not like it, and want my old one back, but unless Google is reading my blog right now, I do not think change is going to happen. The new ones make the icons look big and pixely, but the old ones were just right. The new ones only display 12 people, but the old ones displayed 18. The new ones have a funny line around them, but the old ones didn't.
Quote of the day: Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. - Nikola Tesla
No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately. - Michel de Montaigne

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The truth about the NZ flag

Warning: I am not sure if all the material in this post is historically, or at all, accurate
The NZ flag has a very gruesome past...
Or not :) :) :) :)
When the Europeans first came to NZ, and the capital of NZ was Russell, they introduced a flag that is very different to the current one, it was basically the St. George's Cross with the top-left-hand corner blue with the southern cross in it. I will see if I have a pic of it somewhere...
[I will acknowledge my source (Wikimedia commons), or else I would be plagiarising. PS: View my website on plagiarism at: Plagiarism 4 Dummies ]
This is roughly what I think it looked like, but I am not entirely sure (correct me if I am wrong). We were doing some stuff about it in class today, and this looks kind of like what Mr Woody drew. That is about all I know about the old flag, so I will say some stuff about the current one [ ]. I think this design came from a sailing flag that the far reaches of the British empire used, and that is why Australia has a similar one, but again, I am not sure. If someone who is reading this knows the truth, please leave a comment or email me at:
There have been a few NZ flags over time, and most of them are at this site: Wikipedia NZ Flag. That is about all I know about the NZ flag, so in the words of Me, 'I shall go now'
Quote of the day: Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. - Nikita Khrushchev

Monday, February 23, 2009


As it may or may not say in my profile, I love to read. I haven't been reading as much lately, but I still love it. I have read so many books that I have a LOT of favourite authors. Some of my Teen/Junior fiction authors include: Garth Nix, C.S. Lewis, Christopher Paolini, Anthony Horowitz, Eoin Colfer, William Nicholson, Charlie Higson, Emily Rodda, James Patterson, John Flannagan, J.R.R. Tolkien and lots lots more. Please note that these are NOT in any particular order, or in any order at all. Now for some of my favourite Adult fiction authors: Dan Brown, Chris Ryan, I am reading a good book by Andrew Gross, and I cannot think of any other Adult fiction authors right now. But these are just some of the authors that I like and/or have recently read a book by, and I hope this proves that I absolutely love reading.
Quote of the day: A book, tight shut, is but a block of paper. -Chinese Proverb


To science we owe a lot. If no-one discovered science, we would be without most technologies such as: TV, Computers, Microwaves, Fridges/Freezers, CDs, DVDs, Electricity, and probably even Toasters.
Science is a hugely vast subject, it's offshoots include: Astronomy, Chemistry (Organic, non-Organic, and a couple more), Mechanical science, Engineering, Electronics, Biology, Microbiology, Marine Biology, Natural sciences, Medical science/Health science, Mathematics, and hundreds more.
Without science the world would be nothing, I don't know if we would even have concrete. So I say it again: WE OWE SCIENCE A LOT!!
Some may blame scientists for causing environmental disasters, but I thank them for the things they have done. Some people have called scientists "evil", but without them we wouldn't have the technology that so many people use so often. Cellphones, TVs, printers, the lists go on and on...
Scientists are the coolest people ever, but not everyone is a scientist, so say "Hi" and try to be helpful if you see one doing an experiment, survey, or simply walking around.
Quote of the day: Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings.
- George F. Will

Sunday, February 22, 2009


I play this cool as game called Incredibots, and you build robots to either do challenges, or just to play with. If you do the tutorials it will explain the whole game. If you go into "Sandbox mode" and "Load robot" you can play with a bunch of other peoples robots, and some are even games and stuff. I hope this appears as a link not a bunch of HTML:

Play'>">Play Incredibots

This did not work properly, I have included a widget with the link below.
Quote of the day: Fall not in love, therefore; it will stick to your face.
- National Lampoon

Controversial News

Are you interested in the global and national news? I want to find out what sort of stuff you want from my blog. I could make this a news-desk kind of website, or I could continue posting completely random items that pop into my head. If you so wish, I could even do both, all I want is a comment saying what sort of stuff you want to read on my blog. And if you do post a comment, try to say what kind of news, I could post the week's weather, or some politics stuff, or the really interesting controversial news, like the aussie bushfires, or the situation at FFC (Fairfield College). So just tell me what you want, and I'll do my best to give it to you.
Quote of the day: The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane. - Mark Twain

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Silly Census

Warning: This post may contain incorrect information, and I am sorry if I offend anyone.
Have you ever done a census? Unless you are under the age of 4, you should have done one before. You know, one of those things where you put your name, age, D.O.B. and lots more. Do you remember that part where you have to put your religion? Well here in NZ we only get choices of the usual ones, like Christianity, Buddhist, Muslim. In some other countries, like the US (I think, not quite sure), there are much cooler religions to choose from. You could be a Jedi Knight, and worship the Force, or Yoda (or something). You could be a Spaghetti-ist and worship the Spaghetti Monster. Like Winged Hussar said, you could be a Pastafarian. There are so many cool religions on offer, and none of the cool ones are in NZ!!! May the Force be with you.
Quote of the day: There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. - W. Somerset Maugham

My Cats!!!

Here are some pics of my cats :-). The tortoiseshell cat (white, cream, brown and grey coloured) is named Tatty Cat, and the tabby cat (brown and black striped) is named Scooter. Here are the pics:

This is Scooter asleep, and my brother put a little hat on her
Here Tatty is viewing my blog :-)

Here Tatty and Scooter are asleep next to each other, strange, they are normally fighting

In these pictures, Tatty decided to sit in the sheet that was on the washing line, crazy cat

Here Scooter is yawning, she just woke up after her long nap.
I hope you like my cats, they are the best cats in the world, and I love them lots!!! 8-)
Quote of the day: I can resist anything except temptation - Oscar Wilde

Friday, February 20, 2009

Rain, horrible rain!

I absolutely, completely and utterly dislike, show no affection for, or even slightly like the rain. I hate it when it is just pouring down, soaking everything and making everyone miserable. The endless stream of water falling, falling, and still falling that dampens everyone and their spirits. Cold rain that chills you to the core. Hard rain that stings like stones. Drizzle that makes you feel unhappy and sad. Warm rain that takes so long to dry. I hate rain.
Quote of the day: To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so. - Robert Orben

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Shiny rocks

I am not the sort of silly person who collects rocks because they are shiny, I collect various types of rocks, and I am more interested in the way they were formed than how shiny they are. I do not mean to say that I don't like shiny rocks, but I do not want it to appear like I am a shallow person who collects 'pretty' objects. I have a large collection of geologic rocks, most of which are shiny, but this is just by coincidence. I weigh my rocks, and they weigh about 1.65 kilograms. I have been collecting my rocks for about 3 years now, and I have a whole lunchbox full of obsidian, quartz, granite (possibly) and lots more that I dont know the name of. My teacher has a box full of granite and quartz and hybrid-strange-rocks in our classroom, there are so many types of rocks that basic geology must be really hard!!
Quote of the day: A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that works. - John Gaule

Swimming Sports 8-(

Today at school we had swimming sports. I do not particulary like swimming or sports, and I dislike the combination of the two even more. I participated in the first boys race, the freestyle stroke. I had a bad start, and my 'dive' ended up leaving me blinded, and with every one else a few metres ahead. When I was around halfway down the pool (everybody else was about three-quarters) I accidentally swallowed some water, and it got into my lungs. I stopped, and was gagging, choking, and coughing, and by the time I was feeling well enough to continue, all other competitors had finished. So I was floundering along, with a wretching cough all the while, and managed to get to the end. When I got out I developed chestpains, and a sore stomach. By the time I was feeling better (about two hours later), it was final time, and there was no races to participate in, and absolutely nothing to do. After the finals, there was the fun races, widths of the pool instead of lengths. I participated in the freestyle (again, but a width this time), and had another bad start, and tied for last. Overall, I hated swimming sports, did not have a good time there, and I am not looking foward to any similar event next year at high school.
Quote of the day: Never try to tell everything you know. It may take too short a time. - Norman Ford

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

More about my class

My class is still totally cool, a few days later. We are still doing awesome stuff, and even now I do not understand the awesomeness of our teacher and all my fellow classmates. I seriously recommend that you go into my profile, and follow one of the links to their great blogs. As we are an accelerate (pronounced ak-SELL-ar-at) class, we are all brainy learners. This helps us understand the world, study it, empathise with it, and help make it a better place. This year we shall do just that, and with Mr Woody as our teacher, anything is possible!
Quote of the day: It's not a matter of whether or not someone's watching over you. It's just a question of their intentions. - Randy K. Milholland

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bush Dwellers

On camp soon we are gonna be going on "OVERNIGHT". Overnight is super fun 'cause you get to sleep in tents or shelter somewhere where we are gonna be surviving on our own wits and how much we can carry in our backpacks (insert dramatic instrumental). Just kidding, but we will be tramping and living in the bush overnight. Last year at Port Waikato overnight was so much fun, and I reckon this year at Pauanui will be even more fun. 8-)
Quotes of the day: I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places. - Henny Youngman
Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment. - Robert Benchley
When ideas fail, words come in very handy. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Monday, February 16, 2009

My Aim

I have a new aim. I want to get views from as many people as possible round the world, and have fun doing it!!!
Quote of the day: Almost all absurdity arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble. - Samuel Johnson

Dan Brown and stuff

Have you ever read any Dan Brown books? If you haven't, you should definitely try them! They are really good books and full of action, mystery, puzzles (and maybe a bit of romance). I am currently reading The Da Vinci Code for the 3rd time, and I am still enjoying it. He has written the Robert Langdon series, which consists of Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code, and soon to be released, The Solomon Key (I have been waiting for it for ages, and I hope it comes out soon). He has also written two stand-alone novels, which are Digital Fortress and Deception Point.
(Off Topic) You should all check out one of the blogs that I follow called "Green Grass and Rainbows". That Blogger has some really good points and views, same with "dragonrider" and "The Unknown Blog".
Quote of the day: Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love, though I'd stepped in it a few times. - Rita Rudner

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My Class

I am in a class taught by Mr Woody, he is totally awesome. We r gonna do lots of blogging and stuff like that. ;)
Quote of the Day: Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. - Oscar Wilde

More Tennis

Today I went to a thing called 'Interclub'. I have played at interclub 4 a while, it is where a bunch of clubs get together and play in a tournament. I had to serve quite a bit, but I actually got most of them in!!! So I am pretty happy 'bout that and although I lost both my games I had a really good time!!!
Quote of the Day: It's kind of fun to do the impossible. - Walt Disney

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Left: My woodmonsta.

It is an amphibious woodmonsta, it lives mostly underwater, in deep pools or streams. It is a deep azure blue, like sapphire, but it's fins are a lighter shade. My woodmonsta sleeps 16 hours a day underwater, but it's favourite past-time when it's not sleeping is sunbathing on flat rocks near it's home. It mostly lives upon small fish or insects, though it occasionally feasts upon other small animals that wander too near. It may look dull to the naked eye, but is actually very intelligent. When sunbathing it often puzzles over complex equations or situations. It's intelligence rivals that of dull humans, and if captured and tested in a lab, can easily find it's way out of rat-mazes and other such challenges. Overall I think it's pretty cool.

Quote of the day: If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door. - Paul Beatty

Class Councillor

I am currently in the running for class councillor. I believe I would be pretty great at it. Here are my reasons:
  • I am a helpful person by nature, if you don't believe me, ask one of the four or five people who's blogs I helped set up today. I could use this in class, to help our class become the best in the school. I believe that we can do it.
  • Our environment is very important to me. When I arrived at our school, I was shocked that there was no recycling bins. If I become class councillor, one of my first acts would be to get a recycling bin for our classroom at least. That would just be the beginning, I believe that our class should have our own garden space, where we could retreat, relax, and care for plants and the environment. I would do much more than that, but unfortunately, too much to list here.
  • Another thing that I would do as class councillor would be to get more for you. If you are bored of doing really tedious tasks for math*, I will see to it that we do a more exciting math activity. If writing things out over and over again*, I will make sure that we do something else ( Unfortunately I can't change the curriculum, so we will still have to do some things ;] ). If you don't want to do as much reading, and your legs are itching for some exercise*, I will do something about it.
  • If I am class councillor I will be saving YOU work, yes that's right, YOU. The class councillor has to take the money-bag and the yellow absentee slip to the student centre every morning, and every fortnight has to sit through a long meeting about the school. It is at these meetings that I will bring up YOUR ideas, and what WE want from our school to do with our learning environment.


*This will never happen under Mr Woody's teaching, but it is still one of my points ;]

Quote of the day: Lies are like children: they're hard work, but it's worth it because the future depends on them. - Pam Davis

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I play tennis for a local club at my school. I am going out soon to have my weekly lesson/session. I am fairly average at sport but I am OK at tennis, apart from my serves, which aren't as good as my regular playing. That's all for now folks.
Quote of the day: In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. - Ellen DeGeneres

Monday, February 9, 2009

My other one didn't work

On saturday I sent out a post about getting into a club at school, but it stuffed up and didn't publish. So here it is.

Title: Inventor Centre

At school there is a competition to get into this club called the 'Inventor Centre'. To get in you have to solve a series of riddles on the internet. I am the only one to solve them so far. They were quite hard and took me a fair few hours, and 2 trips to school. Plus it was on a saturday. I am pretty happy with getting into the club, as we are gonna be doing some really cool stuff like programming robots using computers, building advanced circuitry and things like that. Right up my alley.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I just created this blog, so im just getting the hang of it, and its awesome