Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Quitter

This will be the last blog post. This is because I have abandoned the project. I am way to busy to do anything with it right now, because of school and band and sports. So, thank you for checking out my blog!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Research that Helps

The research  I've done for my passion may help other people with the same passion. It can help other people because I researched jobs that somebody with my passion might enjoy doing. I also researched colleges that people could go to to pursue these jobs. In a way, I have found information that I could pass on to the community. 

Since I was gone for the last week, I haven't done much recently for my 20 time project. This was because I was out of the country and without wi-fi. Also, I didn't know what to do, because my teacher usually gives us assignments or goals for the week.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Jobs with my Passion

For 20 time this week, we had to fill out a document on Google Docs on jobs that would go with our passion. We had to pitch a couple of jobs, as well as do some research on those jobs. The 2 jobs I chose were a teacher and making an educational YouTube channel. Let me just say, I'd rather do the latter. It would just be so awesome! Plus, being a teacher requires you to do work after the kids leave, and sometimes at home. I'd rather not do all that work. If I had a job, I would just want to go home and relax, not finish next week's lesson plans.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What I Learned

The most valuable thing I learned while doing 20 time was that sometimes, stuff does not work out the way you want it to. For example, the person I contacted, John Green, didn't respond right away because he was busy doing stuff  in Europe. Also, I didn't have a back-up plan, so I had to wait. And wait. And wait. But then John Green responded, so it was okay.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Pitch Day

Last Friday was pitch day. For me, it went fairly well. It was later in the day, so I was a bit tried, but other than that, it was just fine. A few people visited my "station," but I was close to the back, so I didn't get as many visitors. There were a couple of questions, but most of them were about what exactly Crash Course is. I also got some really good advice about public speaking, since it is one of my goals for this project. I have to say, pitch day went better than I thought it would go.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Before Pitch Day

If you didn't know, pitch day is Friday from 1:00 to 1:40. Basically, the whole class "shows off" their projects. For mine, I made an iMovie with a Q.R. Code to the blog in it. The thing is, I'm not positive that a Q.R. can be read off a screen. I have to present to the class on Tuesday. I hate speaking to crowds, so I am sort of scared. I am also scared to talk to the administrators that'll come in on pitch day.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

John Green Responds

Even though I sent John Green the email last week, he still hasn't responded the way I wanted him too. He just got back from the Netherlands, but hopefully will get back to me soon. But, he did respond with a poem. This poem is promised to people on Subbable, where it says under contact information "For a Keats poem: john@subbable.com." Here is how he responded:

"Hi,

I’m John Green, Vice President of Keats Poems here at Subbable. By
emailing me, you have certified your interest in Keats poems, so I got
you this one. I will also actually read the one you sent me, but I
probably won’t reply...except with the poem. If you have problems or
concerns regarding Subbable, please contact the correct person!

For business inquiries michael@subbable.com
For press inquiries michael@subbable.com
For technical problems (broken website stuff) peter@subbable.com
For order problems (lost, missing, broken items) kristen@subbable.com

DFTBA,
John


Ode on a Grecian Urn

Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness,
  Thou foster-child of silence and slow time,
Sylvan historian, who canst thus express
  A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme:
What leaf-fring'd legend haunts about thy shape
  Of deities or mortals, or of both,
     In Tempe or the dales of Arcady?
  What men or gods are these? What maidens loth?
What mad pursuit? What struggle to escape?
     What pipes and timbrels? What wild ecstasy?

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
  Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on;
Not to the sensual ear, but, more endear'd,
  Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone:
Fair youth, beneath the trees, thou canst not leave
  Thy song, nor ever can those trees be bare;
     Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss,
Though winning near the goal yet, do not grieve;
  She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss,
     For ever wilt thou love, and she be fair!

Ah, happy, happy boughs! that cannot shed
  Your leaves, nor ever bid the Spring adieu;
And, happy melodist, unwearied,
  For ever piping songs for ever new;
More happy love! more happy, happy love!
  For ever warm and still to be enjoy'd,
     For ever panting, and for ever young;
All breathing human passion far above,
  That leaves a heart high-sorrowful and cloy'd,
     A burning forehead, and a parching tongue.

Who are these coming to the sacrifice?
  To what green altar, O mysterious priLead'st thou that heifer lowing at the skies,
  And all her silken flanks with garlands drest?
What little town by river or sea shore,
  Or mountain-built with peaceful citadel,
     Is emptied of this folk, this pious morn?
And, little town, thy streets for evermore
  Will silent be; and not a soul to tell
     Why thou art desolate, can e'er return.

O Attic shape! Fair attitude! with brede
  Of marble men and maidens overwrought,
With forest branches and the trodden weed;
  Thou, silent form, dost tease us out of thought
As doth eternity: Cold Pastoral!
  When old age shall this generation waste,
     Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe
Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st,
  "Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all
     Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.""