Thursday, June 25, 2009

Newsletter #00046

I never know how to start off these newsletters, so in this one I'm just going to start.

Recently, the H1N1 virus has moved to a level six out of six on the World Health Organization scale, and it's a confirmed pandemic. However, it's really not that dangerous. It's in 115 countries, but only 317 deaths so far. Which is nothing, considering 65,202 people have been affected. Interestingly enough, the US has the most infected and the most dead.

Well, it's the end of the year, and school is FINALLY out for Gardner. Now we get to enjoy the shortest summer vacation ever to exist, seeing as we go back on August 26th, two months one day from now, given us exacly...

5,270,400 seconds

to enjoy summer, starting at 7 AM tomorrow. That's really not a lot of time....

This year has been good for me, hopefully it has been for you too. Lots of things were done, and I actually can't wait for next year. Got some good news. Kasey, Brad, and me are all in six out of seven of the same classes! We'll have plenty of time to talk about newsletters (except probably during AP History... =[ )

Oh, even though everyone knows by know, Michael Jackson is dead. Apparently he died of cardiac arrest.

Something to do if you have unlimited texting, and want your vocabulary extended. Text the word dictionary to 44636, and you'll recieve daily text messages with a word of the day. Some of the recent ones include:

copse: (n) a thicket of small trees
pule: (v) to whimper; to whine
daedal: (adj) skillful; artistic; ingenious

A book I just finished reading for summer reading is My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. It was a really good book, and I would recommend to those who haven't read it before. It talks about that fine line between right and wrong, morals, keeping a family together, making decisions, and being an individual. Sounds kinda soapy, but I enjoyed the book.

Something that we've been talking about is getting the three halves of us together and doing a movie review. Well, shortly, we're actually going to be doing that. We almost have things set, so hopefully by next week's newsletters, you'll see each of our own individual reviews. Should be interesting to see how each of our opinions form.

Speaking of the movies, who has seen the new Transformers movie??? I heard it was really good, and I want to see it! What's your opinion???

Ok, to end this, I'm going to give you some interestings quotes about Samuel Clemens, more popularly known as Mark Twain. He was not partically fond of France, or its people. Did you know that?

France has usually been governed by prostitutes.
- Notebook #18, Feb.- Sept. 1879

A Frenchman's home is where another man's wife is.
- Notebook #18, Feb.- Sept. 1879

However, he had a really good quote for friendship:

The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right.
- Notebook, 1898

Well, that's all I have. Sorry it'ts late, but I hope you enjoyed it. Brad should be putting one out tomorrow.

June 25-2009
-By Josh

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