Blogger Tag

Thanks to Luna for “tagging” me!

Question 1: How tall are you?

I’m 4′ 11 1/2″ 🙂

Question 2: Do you have a hidden talent?

I don’t know. It’s kinda hard to know if it is hidden.

Question 3: What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve?

I really don’t have one.

Question 4: What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?

When people talk or chew with their mouth open and full of food.

Question 5: What’s your favorite song?

I have a lot of favorite songs, but pretty much any good, clean, Country song.

Question 6: What is your favorite social media website?

I don’t use anything other than Google+ and Gmail, so I guess that Gmail would be my fav.

Question 7: What is your favorite way to spend free time when you’re alone? 

Work out, read, and lots more random stuff. 😀

Question 8: What is your favorite junk food?

Ice cream and hamburgers

Question 9: Do you have a pet/pets? If so, what kind and what are their names? 

Nope.

Question 10: What is your number one favorite non-fiction and fiction book?

My favorite historical fiction book is I will Repay by Baroness Orczy, and my favorite non-fiction book would probably be the bible.

Question 11: What is your favorite beauty product/tool?

A Hairbrush (pretty much all I use)

Question 12: When were you last embarrassed? What happened?

IDK

Question 13: If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

Milk

Question 14: What is your favorite movie? 

Fireproof, Courageous, and Robin Hood ( the 1938 version).

Question 15: What was your favorite lesson in school and why?

I liked the whole Lifesaving section in 8th grade Science.

Question 16: If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?

Well, I like Idaho Washington, (’cause there isn’t as many dumb laws there, as there is here in Washington where I live)

Question 17: PC or Mac?

IDK

Question 18: Favorite celebrity?

Don’t have one.

Question 19: What blogger do you secretly want to be friends with?

None.

Question 20: Who is your biggest inspiration?

God, my parents and big brothers.

Question 21: What is your favorite blog to read? 

I like looking at photography blogs, but not one specific one…

Question 22: What is your favorite high street shop?

Dunno what that is.

Question 23: Are you in education or do you work?

I’m still in school, but I have a babysitting business.

Question 24: What is one thing you are proud of?

IDK

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My Nominees:

Tori Beth

Avaldamar

Kyla

P.S. All you have to do is answer the same questions that I did.

P.S.S. If you don’t have time to do it, that’s no problem at all. 😀

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To all of my followers…

Hey! I am done with school for the year, so I won’t be posting essays and school assignments anymore until September or so.  I might post random stuff about what I’m doing this summer, but probably not a lot.   Y’all enjoy your summer! 🙂

-Odessa

The Battle of Jumonville Glen

The Battle of Jumonville Glen was a 15-minute skirmish that started the wheels in motion for the 7 years war (also called the French and Indian war).

It all started on a cold winter night. A troop of English and Indian soldiers were marching toward a place called Fort Necessity.  The fort was in construction, and the soldiers were sent to keep it safe from the Canadians while it was being built. The English soldiers were commanded by a man named George Washington, (yes, the same man that let the continental army in the American Revolution) and the Indian soldiers were being led by a man named Tanacharison.

Washington and Tanacharison were about 5 miles apart when word came from the Indians that they had spotted the Canadian encampment.  (As a side note really quick, the band of 35 or so Canadians led by Joseph Jumonville, was just a small part of a larger group of soldiers. The larger group had already captured the partly constructed fort that Washington was on his way to defend.  Jumonville and his men were sent to warn Washington not to start messing around with the Canadian’s claimed land).  Washington marched his men the 5 miles that night to where Tanacharison was and set up an ambush.  The next morning, the Canadians were surprised by a bunch of soldiers attacking the camp.  The skirmish lasted only about 15 minutes, but quite a few of the Canadians were killed, including Joseph Jumonville.  Not including a couple of men that managed to escape, all of the Canadian survivors were taken as prisoners.  The dead were either just left in the field where the battle took place or  buried in very shallow graves.  George Washington pushed his men on to the fort.

When word came to the main party of Canadians, Jumonville’s brother was raving mad.  He took a troop of 600 soldiers, attacked Washington and his men and forced him to surrender.  The surrendering terms were written in french, which Washington couldn’t read, so it is questionable if he knew what he was agreeing to when he signed that paper. It turns out that the paper had a confession that he had had Jumonville specifically assassinated in the battle.   That was used against him later in life.

The next year, more and more small conflicts kept happening, and essentially grew into a full blown war.  In fact, both France and England declared war on each other in 1756.  This was the 7 years war, or the French and Indian war.

Class Review: 7th-Grade History – Ron Paul Curriculum

This year I did 7th-grade History with the Ron Paul Curriculum, taught by Bradley Fish Jr.  I really enjoyed it.  Mr. Fish is a great teacher, and I liked the length of the lessons.  My favorite time period that was covered in this class was the Viking era. I really like studying pirates and Vikings for some reason, so it was right up my alley.  I think that my very favorite lesson was on William Tell though. It was really interesting, and I had a lot of fun with the writing assignment (you can read it Here).

This class focused mainly on Europe from the 1400s to the 1700s, but it covers the history of the world more briefly from 476 ad to 1754.  So, 1278 years in all.  There were a lot of lessons about the different monarchs, movements, revolutions, and persecutions going on in those years.  I especially learned a lot about the 1500s.  I would definitely recommend this course for anyone who wants to learn a lot about Europe and the events surrounding it.  I learned more about Europe this year than I did in all the school years before combined.  The lessons are in perfectly chewable bites. They have just the right amount of information in each lesson, so you are still learning a lot, but not getting overwhelmed with knowledge.  There are 5 lessons per week with a writing assignment on the 5th.  At the beginning of each day’s lesson, there is a review sheet from the previous day that you go through, and the teacher gives you the answers to.  It makes the last lesson sink in, to its full deepness in your brain.

Thanks for reading my essay on the 7th grade History class! Over-all, I loved it. It was my second favorite subject this year. (English being my favorite). If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments box!

-Odessa

How it’s made: Bubble Gum

Bubble gum is very popular, but it’s made out of plastic, so I don’t chew it very often, but anyways, here is how bubble gum is made.

First, Gum base (which is made out of plastic and rubber) is mixed with coloring, flavoring, glucose syrup and dextrose.  Then, it is extruded in what is called a “pre-extruder” to make it into a manageable size for the real extruder.  Then the bubble gum is extruded into the width of a piece of gum, but a super long log of it. The gum is cooled, and then cut, wrapped, and sold in stores for our enjoyment!

 

Bibliography:

How It’s Made – Bubble Gum. YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB3st6SQnsk&gt;.

Hot dogs

What are traditional hotdogs really made of? Well here’s what and how.

Beef, pig, and chicken trimmings (the leftovers from cutting steaks and stuff) are ground up and mixed with salt, food starch, water, corn syrup, and flavorings.  The mixture is mixed and purred even more before getting piped into casings. Then they are sent through a liquid smoke shower, and then baked.  They are cooled and the casings are peeled off. The hotdogs are inspected and then packaged up and put on store shelves.

 

Bibliography:

How It’s Made: Hot Dogs. Dir. KlingonSpider. YouTube. YouTube, 02 Jan. 2012. Web. 18 May 2017. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NzUm7UEEIY&gt;.

How Jaw-Breakers are Made

For the middle of the jawbreaker (the gum part): First, synthetic rubber, powdered resin, a thickener, preservative, and an oil are all mixed together.  The mix for a few hours, and then the mixture is poured into a whole bunch of trays to cool.  After it is cooled, it’s put in another mixer, this time with corn syrup, and mixed again.  Then flavoring is added.  Then a bunch of icing sugar is added, to make the gum smooth.  It is then extruded as hollow tubes.  They are then put into a forming machine that makes them into balls. Now they are put into a mixer that looks kind of like a concrete mixer called a coating pan.  They are coated with layer after layer of corn syrup, water, and food coloring, and then dextrose, over and over until they are as big as they are wanted!  The jawbreakers are dusted with carnuba wax to make them shiny, and then they are packaged up and sold.