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Friday, April 15, 2016

Catching Up

          Alright fellow nerds, I realize that is has been a while...okay...maybe a really long while...but anyways, I realize that it has been a while, but these past few months I have been busy trying to get school work done. Yes, yes, even homeschoolers can fall behind and rush to get their work done. We aren't all lazy slackers who sit around playing video games. ...But some of us might. Let's just say that I have been really busy, okay? Okay. ANYWAYS, Lot's of stuff has happened. Some serious stuff, and some not so serious stuff. So, before I forget everything because of the Silence in the room (Doctor Who reference), let's get to it!
          So, I'm pretty sure all of you remember Psycho (considering the circumstances though, you may have to go to another post to remember). Well, one, I would like to say that the guy is still unable to play his video games, and is not happy about it. He won't stop blaming his brother, Happy. But also, I would like to say that there was an incident with him a little while back. You see, we all went on a camp-out about a month ago to the Texas coast, right along the Gulf of Mexico. I mean, seriously, I got to swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Even better, I got to swim in the ocean! (I'm not sure if I mentioned this or not, but I am from California people. Being here, in Texas, in a town a day away from the ocean is a horrible way to live...and yet somehow I still mange to get by. Though I don't think I would be able to survive in a place like Kansas or Colorado. Smack dab in the middle of the US. Anyways, so we all went there, and, well, besides the normal sunburn and sand everywhere (and I mean everywhere. on your arm, legs, hands, in your shoes, in your pants, on your face, in your mouth, in the tent, your sleeping bag, in your food, and, in some cases, the water too. And the scout master wouldn't let us go barefoot), we had a wonderful trip. Except for Psycho. You see, there may have been an incident with he and Braces where they started goofing around and one of them got hurt. Now, although I am not at will to give the details of the event, I am going to say that after the event, Psycho got mad. Really mad. I mean, the guy has anger issues, so it took all his might to not send Braces to the hospital at the very next scout meeting (and I am being serious. He would have broken his own friend because he was ticked at him). He later explained that that was his last meeting, and he was quitting Boy Scouts.
          This surprised every one. I mean, he had spoken for over three years of quitting, and yet he still hadn't. Then all of a sudden he announced he finally was, and, for a moment, everyone thought it was a joke, only to find that he wasn't the only one to make the decision, but that his mother was saying the same thing. Let me tell you guys, things just haven't been the same without him. He still does come over to our house so we can homeschool him, but now he is doing Sea Cadets. I have been considering doing it with him, while continuing Boy Scouts too, but still haven't made up my mind.
          Now that I have that out of the way, I would like to say that I am definitely ready for certain upcoming movies. Seriously, they just won't stop bringing out the good stuff. Let's see, there was Star Wars VII at the end of last year, which, by the way,  was amazing (thank you J. J. for doing such an amazing job on an amazing movie series), then there was Deadpool (which I still need to see...in a decade or so), and Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (I have my complaints, but it was still good. Although they should change Batman's name to Bat-Punisher), and now we have Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Suicide Squad, Thor: Ragnarok, Cyborg, a Spiderman re-reboot (although I loved Anthony Garfield's version, don't see why they need to start over), and a bunch of other movies. I'm sorry, I'm just having a nerd moment right now. I can't help it.
          Well, I'm not exactly sure if there is anything left to say (although I'm sure there probably is, in which case I will make another post, or edit this one). So, I guess that's all for today folks. Please, leave comments. I would like to know if there is anything I should do to make this blog a better, more interesting one. Well then, until next time, stay nerdy my friends. Goodbye!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

University of Scouting

          Okay, so it has been a couple of days...but I haven't forgotten about this blog. I am not going to allow myself to forget about it. I have just been waiting for the right moment to blog, and lucky for me, something slightly interesting happened the other day. See, I don't want to blog about something boring (like my everyday homeschool life...everyday), but instead something a bit more...intriguing...or at least I hope.
          Okay, so Saturday, January 30th, my mom decided to drag me along with her to Tyler, so I could learn something at this once a year scouting event, called the University of Scouting. I didn't want to go. For one, I wanted a weekend where I didn't have to do anything scout related (like a pancake breakfast or swimming or camping trip), and just relax instead (...and probably play some Final Fantasy IV). Also, I didn't understand why I needed to take a class on becoming a good leader. I mean, seriously, can't I learn through life experiences like all other "great leaders". I am pretty sure Abraham Lincoln didn't sign up for classes, go to them, and have it start like, "Hello, I am going to be your teacher for today. Now if you look at the board, you will find that today we will be learning about how to become a good president." But those were just my thoughts, and they didn't really matter because I got dragged along anyways. I am not saying it was bad, I just...well...wanted...to do something else...I guess. Yeah, it's sad.
          Anyways, after the hour and a half drive there, we find that we can't find what building it is. Let me explain. We were given the message that the event was going to be at the University of Tyler.
...There are over a dozen buildings for that college, and nobody said which building. So we spent almost an hour trying to find it, and we weren't the only ones too. There were other people driving around the college, attempting to find all the other scouts. It was crazy...-ish...Well, not really. It was all just crazy in the van because my mom was freaking out, and was really worried that we would be late.
          So, we finally find the building, after my mom calls up a friend, spends ten or fifteen minutes trying to find him, and then has him show us where to go, and we get in , and...yeah, we were a little late. Ever have a moment where you are trying to get to class on time, and you can't make it, so you end up being just a minute late, and class has already started, so when you walk in, everyone is looking at you? If so, then you know exactly how I felt, because it was just like that, only we were closer to ten to fifteen minutes late. Of course, for me, this was a three hour class, so it was just like what I explained, but on a bigger scale, but still, I felt very awkward. Plus, unlike some of the other kids there, who had brought half their troop, and knew people, I was the only person from my troop, and I knew...well...nobody. Again, awkward.
          So, I must admit, the class was not exactly as boring as I thought it would be. That is not saying that it wasn't boring, it just wasn't as boring. The thing lasted (as I said) three hours, and then it was lunch time. My mom and I Went to Burger King, got some burgers (duh), and left...in an uncomfortable hurry. See, there was this guy, and, well, we both got the same sort of feeling from being near him. We felt uneasy, and unsure if he was completely...um...sane(?). He just sort of gave off that sort of feeling you get that says that it isn't safe or that something isn't right. It was weird man.
          We went back to the college, Finished our classes, one for me, three for my mom, went to the ceremony (where mom got an award, and adults acted like kids), and left to my aunt's house. There isn't much to say about that.
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Okay, so we might have gone to Barnes and Nobel, checked out some awesome stuff, you know, since we were in Tyler, with my aunt and cousins, and gone to Best Buy, checked out some video games, and left with just one item total. It was a Kindle for my mom. Yep. All that wonderful stuff, games, graphic novels, games, action figures, games, books, and even more games, and all we got was a Kindle...for my mom...that she won't share. *sigh* I am sad because of it. Not the no-sharing part, but the no-Final-Fantasy-or-books-for-you part.
          After that, we went back to my aunts house to have pizza. I'm sorry, correction, homemade pizza. Eh, it was good. Definitely better than Store bought pizza, but there just wasn't enough. My aunt's boyfriend...um...Smiles (! Yes, Smiles. I know, lame right, sorry, but all I could think about was how much he always smile...and I mean always) made only one pizza, because he assumed that my mom and I are just like my aunt...Bubbles and here kids (my cousins)...Beavis and Butthead, getting full after one slice of his pizza. Well, my mom, maybe, but me, well, I could have eaten the whole pizza myself. But, instead I had to survive off of every one's crust and some pickled peppers. If you find that at all disgusting, trust me, that is nothing compared to some other things I have eaten, okay?
          After a while, my mom and I finally left and headed home. Unfortunately, when I got home, sat on the couch, and played Final Fantasy (yes, yes, I know, it's sad huh?), my stomach hurt. I won't go into detail. In fact, I am going to wrap this up by saying that when I got better, I was pretty sure I had done enough for a Saturday (which could have been spent on my bike, around town, or in a book, or on the couch, but wasn't). I figured that that was enough fun, and I wanted to relax the next day, and even the next Saturday. Ha ha, wow. I have lied to myself. I get to go swimming this Saturday. Let's see what that turns into. I guess we'll find out huh?
          Well, I guess that's enough for now. I will be blogging soon. Check my blog every now and then, and you might find something new. I am trying not to forget about this, but it is a bit hard with school work and boy scouts. Hope to see your responses in the comments. Again, if you have any opinions or advice, I will listen. I am trying to make this a more interesting blog, so, please, don't be shy. Comment. Alright everyone, stay nerdy, and you guys have a nerdy day.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

People

Hey, how's it going? Just updating my blog. This isn't going to be a normal post. This one is different. Let me explain. Due to the fact that I am only a teenager, I figured that I'm not going to give the real names of any of my friends. Instead, I am going to use nick names (as you could probably tell from the last post). Well, I realized that people don't know anything about my friends and family, so today I am going to give, I don't know, I guess you could call it a key, for each of them. Or, well, at least, the ones I can think about right now.


  • Psycho-he was the fist one mentioned yesterday. Psycho is, as his name suggests, sort of crazy. He is that one friend that people jokingly label as the insane one, and in reality, sort of is. He is home schooled, just like me. His parents own a wonderful pizza restaurant. Because of this, he comes over to my house every weekday so we can teach him. He and I are best friends. Seriously. We are such good friends, we do everything together. We run around town, exercise, watch television, play video games, act like idiots, and follow each other around everywhere. He even somehow convinced me to go into the navy with him. He is a year older than me, and although his original plan was to go in the navy at age 18, he said he will wait a year so we can go in together. He loves video games (particularly ones like Call of Duty, Mortal Kombat, and anything else with, well, violence) and, until he was grounded, would play them all the time, and then work out in his room. Now he just works out at the gym everyday. Oh, and he collects pointy things.
  • Braces-he is the tall one. Of my little friend group of four, including me, he is the tallest. He loves basketball and football, and loves video games just as much as Psycho (only he doesn't play as much). He, as his name suggests, has braces. Does this make ant difference to me? No. Really I just needed a name to call him, and Braces was the only one that came to mind. Unlike Psycho and I, He is not home schooled, and lives seven hours of his day, five days a week, at school. He can be sort of awkward at times, and as a joke, we call him a girl. It's not mean. We all have names like that for each other.
  • Fanime-it has taken me a while to figure out a name for him, but I think I will stick with this. I call him Fanime because he is a fan of anime. So, Fanime. He is the third guy in my group of friends. Usually it it just Psycho, Braces and I, but sometimes, if we're lucky, Fanime is there. He is as tall as Psycho and I, but doesn't play as much video games. He wears glasses, just like me, and has really bad acne. When you think about it, he looks like everyone's idea of a nerd. A tall, skinny guy, with glasses, acne, and plays card games like "Yu-Gi-Oh!". Seriously. Only, instead of wearing suspenders, looking like Steve Urkel, he wears hoodies and jackets all the time...even in the summer. Because his parents are divorced, he is always swapping between both of his parent's houses. This makes all my attempts to hang out with him difficult because I never know which house he is at, and I keep forgetting his mom's cell number, so I can't get a hold of him when he's at her house.
  • Speedy-this kid...is very, very energetic. Man, I swear, he seems like he is always drinking coffee, always. But actually he's not, he is just really energetic, all the time. He is short, and for the longest time, he was the shortest in our scout troop. He doesn't play video games as much as the others, but instead, is always on his phone. He loves his phone. His phone is his friend. No, his best friend in the whole wide world.
  • Smalls-he is now the shortest kid in our troop. He is very light, and is super easy to pick up and throw (not that we do that to him). He is the most recent scout, and is still trying to adjust to being a boy scout. He has ADHD, and sometimes doesn't know when to stop asking questions. With adults, I think he could get away with anything (if he could keep his act together) because he qualifies as "cute". but around the scouts, he is the new football...no, not really. He is almost as hyper as Speedy, but can contain himself a little more most of the time. Really, he is just a small, cute, innocent kid, trying to understand how the world works.
  • Thing 1-this is the name I have come up for one of my brothers, and it suites him perfectly. He is 10 years old, and is just...crazy. Sometimes I don't think things could get any worse, because he is just way too out of hand...and then things worsen. He has two moods: crazy and grumpy. Crazy explains itself. Happy, energetic, loud, etc. I can surprisingly handle that most of the time. It is when he is grumpy when I just really want to hurt him (but I won't because he's my brother. What kind of person do you think I am?). He gets all nasty, doesn't want to be around anyone, will snap at people, and is just so...ugh.
  • Thing 2- This is the name for my other brother. He is 7 years old, and is like Thing 1 in some ways. Well, actually, no he's not. And yet somehow they get along very well...most of the time. Things get pretty ugly though when they get into arguments. You never know when it will happen too. They will just randomly start yelling at each other. But this isn't all the time. Usually they get along. If there was something for Thing 2 I could say he likes a lot, it would be the computer. No, wait, electronics. Anything electronic. Seriously. He will stop anything and everything he is doing to play on an electronic, or even watch someone else on one.
  • Happy-this is Psycho's younger brother. He is 13, but is often mistaken for a nine or ten year old, so it is always funny when someone realizes he's thirteen. As his name says, he is almost always happy, except for when he's not, and can get along with anyone, and I mean anyone. He is really good friends with my brothers (remember, they're 7 and 10 years old), and is also good friends with some employees at his parent's restaurant, who are somewhere between the ages of 16 and 20 years old, plus a lady whose age I can't tell. In a way, he is like Thing 2. He loves electronics, and may stop what he's doing to play them or watch them. But still, he is a good kid, and is appreciated by most, if not all.
Well, those are the people and nick names I can think of at the moment. I'm being told that I need to get off the laptop. I hope there will be no confusion over people in the future. Remember to leave comments and help me out with this thing. Stay Nerdy and have a nice day.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The new "Nerd Word"

          Alright, I think I have finally figured out what to do with this blog (that I haven't touched in about a year now). At first, I thought that I could make a blog about really cool and nerdy stuff, and be the automatic go-to sight for nerds, but I have figured out that that idea will not work. Instead, it will still be, "The Nerd Word", but instead, it will be the...how should I put this...the word you will hear from this nerd. Yeah, that works. Basically, I will be blogging as much as possible about my life and what I go through, and what goes on in the head of a person like me. It may be interesting, it may not be. That, you will have to judge for yourself. Yeah. Hopefully I can go through with this idea, and not completely forget about it in a month or so. So, if you will, come and join me on my adventures.



          Alright, so today was interesting...I guess. You see, I am in Boy Scouts, and every month we have a fundraiser in our town, and every time it is the same. We go around town, collecting donations and selling tickets to the pancake breakfast we have that month. Let me tell you, after twenty or so breakfasts, it gets really boring, and you get tired of pancakes. But I guess it is an improvement for a guy that eats only cereal...every single day. Sometimes I wish we were to do something else. We tried the idea of a car wash...no one followed through with it. We tried selling peach trees...for $30 a tree. And there was a low chance of its survival due to the fact that, well, not everyone owns a farm or has the proper soil, or has the money to blah blah blah. Anyways, so, as usual, we had to be there at 5:30 a.m., and I woke up at 4:30. Could I have woken up at 5:00? Yes. Could I have woken up at 5:20 and still get ready in time? Yes. But I didn't, partly due to the fact that I wanted to play Final Fantasy IV, and partly because I just like waking up st the early hours of the morning. Or at least when I feel like it. It is just so quiet and peaceful. And I am not talking about quiet and peaceful like No-one-has-spoken-for-so-long-it-is-REALLY-awkward-and-the-silence-is-killing-me, but instead more like Everyone-is-asleep-and-I-feel-like-I-could-do-anything-I-want-'cause-I'm-king-of-the-house-now. Trust me, there is a difference.
          So, I got ready, and we get there (my mother and I), and everyone is sitting around doing nothing. Now this is actually very normal, because the people whose restaurant we use (who are also part of our Boy Scout Troop) come in thirty minutes to an hour before everyone else, and get the place ready. When you think about it, it sort of gets rid of the purpose of everyone else coming in early to do the same exact thing. Unfortunately every one of the scouts let the lack of work go to their heads, and, by the time the breakfast actually started, people still weren't doing anything. Not even my two best friends (whom shall not have their real names revealed due to safety reasons, but will instead be called) Psycho and Braces...and Braces is supposed to be leading the group! This went on for quite a while, until my mother stepped in and got on everyone's case for not doing squat (except for the new guy, Smalls,  who was doing practically everything. Shame on them for making him suffer). It was about then that all electronic devices were taken away, and people started doing their jobs...mostly.
          After the breakfast, we all got inside vehicles, and got ready to go to a Y.M.C.A.  building, and go swimming.
I was stuck in the smallest car in the universe.
You see, I may be fourteen, but people often mistake me for eighteen because I am really tall for my age, and (apparently) just look older. So for a teenager that is almost 6' to step inside the back of a really small car that is a third his size, crammed in right next to Smalls and Psycho (who is also my height)......well, I was amazed how the three of us, plus another scout (who shall be called Speedy), and his older brother could all fit in there, and still be the same size. And yet, it still worked. Of course, me being a nerd, I felt like the drive there would be a perfect time to play video games, and so the whole drive, I sat there playing Final Fantasy IV. *sigh* Sometimes I sadden myself.
          I won't go into much detail about the swim. it was fun. We quickly went over the elementary backstroke and the proper way to do a breast stroke, and then went, immediately, to playing around, and acting like a bunch of maniacs, dunking, throwing, pushing, and pulling each other into the water. What my favorite part was, though, was lunch. Although we all voted for Golden Corral, we somehow ended up at Cece's Pizza instead. It was good. It really was. While everyone was getting two, three, four slices of pizza max, my plate was filled...hold on...*one, two, carry the...wait* too many slices high! I had, at least, eight slices on my plate, twelve max, plus some noodles too. The best part was when I took my 5-6 inch tall plate of food to the table, and as people stared at me like I was crazy, I told them how it was just a snack.
          After a little bit, some of the scouts felt like they were done eating, and went to the arcade in the back. Nothing bad happened, and all the scouts behaved. There was just one little problem. You know those games where you try and get some really expensive prize, like an i-pod, or really cool headphones, but most people don't even try because the machine's more than like rigged? Well Smalls was going around asking for money. Why? So he could try and get himself and i-pad mini, because he spent whatever little money he had, failed, and still felt like he could win. I told him no, and that he should stop because it was pointless. He could spend $100 on it and still fail.
...He still kept on asking.
          He did get someone to give him some money, and even got some help from the guy. I don't know how much money he spent, but he still lost. I walked up to the machine to see what was available (or really unavailable), and Smalls asked me one more time. I looked at him, and then the machine, and remembered that I had $3 in my wallet. I looked back at him, and then the i-pad.
"Little man, I am not even going to try. It is practically impossible. People rarely get anything in there. Besides, if I were to somehow, magically, successfully get it, I wouldn't give it to you because it would have gotten it with my money. Sorry buddy." ......You don't think I was to mean do you? I mean...do you?
          Now, we have arrived to now-ish. We got back in town around 4 p.m., and the past seven hours have been a little eh. My eyes hurt from the chlorine, my sinuses had been a little wonky, and I'm not even sure how I'm still awake. I mean, 4 1/2 to 5 hours of sleep last night, and now I've gone 19 hours without it. It is just amazing. Tomorrow is my mother's birthday. She will be turning 40, and has decided that she wants to spend time with us all day tomorrow (because the last two nights have been girl's night out for her).
          Well, alright, I think that will be all for today. Please, let me know what you thought of this article, and what you think of the new "Nerd Word" in the comments. Also, if you thought that this was too long, let me know. Seriously, I need to know. I am afraid it might be. Help a nerd out here and tell me, truthfully and honestly. Oh, and I am thinking of changing the appearance of my blog. If you have any opinions, tell me. Hope you come back. Sincerely, The Nerd.