July 25, 2009

The Science of LOVE and FLIRTING

The following two articles are from Time Magazine:

The Science of Romance: Why We Love

The Science of Romance: Why We Flirt

They're interesting! Something that is definitely something that we can all learn from...
Little Star

Where is the Love?

So, I was looking around YouTube for this one song by the Black Eyed Peas ("I Gotta Feeling") when I stumbled upon a song from around 2003 by the Black Eyed Pease: "Where Is The Love?"
I played it, then looked for the lyrics, but all the ones I found were incomplete. I finally found one from YouTube; Just read through the lyrics:

I just wish people would practice this...
The world would be a better place!
Little Star

July 21, 2009

Just wanted to showcase my doodles...

I still don't understand, I showed my mom these doodles, and she looked at them and said, "you used a stencil, right?"

She wouldn't/couldn't believe that I HAD drawn them free hand! Yes, they look professional and stenciled because of the marker (thanks for letting me use them, Lumina!), but I do have SOME artistic talent!!

Anyways, here they are (no color yet, sorry):

Little Star - Inspired by my email address.

Coffee Time - I hate coffee

Sunny Dayz - Inspired by summer

Love Peace - Inspired by my love of peace (reawoken during 20th Century History class - movies "Cry Freedom" about apartheid and "Dear America: Letters From Vietnam" about [wait for it, wait for it - you guessed it] Vietnam)

Scribble - Inspired by my imagination (I was staring at my pencil case that houses [mainly] mechanical pencils)

Anyways, hope you believe me when I say I did it free hand, I've two witnesses: Lumina and Cayleigh Marie.
Little Star

Something Depressing...

Want to hear something depressing?
Most blogs have a readership of about...one or two people.

I honestly hope that's not the case with me...but just in case...

If you'd like to be notified each time I post something new, send me an email at asklittlestar@gmail.com with the subject Ask Little Star Updates.

:) Thanks!

Pass it on,
Little Star

July 16, 2009

Language Arts Class, Very Important It Is

Proofreading...a dying art.
Taking cues from Yoda Journalists are...and editors are being hired off the street, maybe...

Some "examples":

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter
Hm...now, how does that work?

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says

No, really? You think?

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
A little extreme, maybe?

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
That sounds a bit odd...

Miners Refuse to Work after Death
What lazy bums! How dare they!

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant

Wha-what? What happened to a fair trial? Moving straight to the guns?!

War Dims Hope for Peace
What did you think it would do? War create peace?

If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
Well, that makes sense. Now tell us something we don't know.

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
Can you believe it?

Enfield (London) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
Wow, I wonder how they came to that?!

Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
Something stronger than duct tape? Amazing!

Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge
Isn't HE the battery charge...

New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
The first group wasn't fat enough?!

Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas
Wasn't he warned not to be chowing on those beans?

Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
Do they taste like chicken, too?

Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
Hollywood would love that as a thriller plot...

Hospital Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
Is that the new record for tallest person?

Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead


Are these really newspaper headlines? I have no idea. But admit it, you smiled at least once while reading through this!

Enjoy summer,
Little Star

July 15, 2009

Don't you miss being a kid?

Kids...they may be small, but their logic is infallible.
Here are some examples:

TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America .
MARIA: Here it is.
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America ?
CLASS: Maria.

TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.

TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'
TEACHER: No, that's wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.


TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.

TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.

TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.

TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with 'I.'
MILLIE: I is..
TEACHER: No, Millie..... Always say, 'I am.'
MILLIE: All right... 'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.'

TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him?
LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand.

TEACHER: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.

TEACHER: Clyde , your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's. Did you copy his?
CLYDE : No, sir. It's the same dog.

TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher

Don't get me wrong, my teachers have always been wonderful! It's just that they're adults, and adults often forget the simplicity of being a kid.
July 14 marked the 10th year of Spongebob Squarepants on Nickelodeon.

This summer, make sure you let out a bit of your inner child!
Have fun (and be safe - no jumping off of decks with a garbage bag parachute),
Little Star

July 12, 2009

Summer Reading

Some groan and moan about having to read in the summer, but I think it's the best time for reading. For one, you don't have to focus on 7 or 8 different classes, for another, there's so many different subjects you can read about. For example, historical fiction is like history, but you can kind of relate to it.

I've been reading books that deal with the ethics of science: The Declaration and its sequel The Resistance both by Gemma Malley.
In these books, scientists have found the drug to stop aging, but in order for the earth to support an undying population, restrictions must be imposed. No children are allowed, unless you Opt-Out of living forever. There is also a Life for a Life exchange, where a parent will die to let their child survive. There is also a new drug developed, Longevity+, which reverses the aging process...but a key ingredient must be harvested from the children that weren't supposed to be born, otherwise known as Surplus.

Another series I've been reading is The Squad, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. In this series (of two books also, Perfect Cover and Killer Spirit), the reader follows Toby Klein, a sophomore recreational hacker and a black belt, through her journey as a member of The Squad. The Squad is an elite "spy" group, the only remaining working branch of a program of the CIA. Squad members are disguised as the varsity cheerleaders at Bayport HS, and do spy work for the CIA where actual CIA members would be too conspicuous.
Honestly, though, it's a brilliant idea. Cheerleaders are the epitome of disguise, no matter how terrible their day, a cheerleader must have a smile on their face during their routine. People always assume cheerleaders have a combined IQ of a 3rd grader, but in reality, they are just high school students.

Well, that's all for now, must finish The Resistance,
Little Star