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Well, I wrote this weird essay for Math class entitled: "Math: A Necessary Evil" and I think my teacher is going to have a fit when he reads it. Oh well! XD I'm gonna post the essay now, so read and enjoy!



Math: A Necessary Evil

How do I feel about math class? Well, I think I can sum it all up in just three words: lack of concentration. Most people believe that math is boring—and I don’t blame them! But I will need basic mathematics skills in order to do my job after a get out of high school, to pay my rent and/or bills when I get a house, and to pay for things like groceries and other necessities. Therefore, math is a necessary evil.

If math class is something we need that badly, why do they teach us things we really do not need to know—that is, if I don’t get a job involving much math. For example, if I am studying to be a writer, will I seriously need to learn to graph things on a plane? Will I need to know the circumference of a sphere? Or will I need to know how to count all the money I will be making from my award-winning, best-selling books? I think it is safe to say I will only need that last one.

What about algebra? I hear that it is supposed to make me think in more rational ways. Is this what really happens? Or just what they want me to think? I personally believe that math teachers are plotting world domination. And not just with math, but also with the CAHSEE!

What is the point of this so-called “California High School Exit Exam” anyway? Many kids fail the math portion about three times before squeaking by with a few extra points above the bar. But wait! There’s more! How is it possible that the class of ’05 got off easy and didn’t have to take that evil test and ’06 did have to take it? I smell a conspiracy! I believe that math is a necessary evil. Oh, and don’t even get me started on science class!



So how'd ya like that, eh? Funny and informative, no? Heh... See ya!

~Zanzibar
Current Mood:
crazy crazy
Current Music:
"The Wizard and I" from Wicked! the musical
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I'll tell you what the word is:

Today is the notorious day of shopping known olny as "Black Friday". People stampede into the stores, leaving destruction and trampled store-workers in their wake. Toys and games such as the PSP and Nintendo DS sold like hotcakes last year--this year it was the X-box 360. Some store closed down due to huge mobs of rabid shoppers trying to get that last-minute 85-percent-off bargain.

And while all this mall madness was going on, I was a smart-shopper and headed to the Valley Indoor Swapmeet to buy great gifts for only a fraction of the expnsive prices they would be elsewhere. Not only did they have a quantity of good products for good prices, they also had awesome quality. I got the best gifts--each suited to my closest friends' holiday needs--for my best friends and my boyfriend as well. *waves hello to all of them*

So what's the word? Holiday! That's the word. Happy Christma-Chanu-Kwanzaa--as the MTV people say--and a Happy New Year!

~Zanzibar
Current Mood:
good good
Current Music:
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
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Wow! It's already the beginning of the holiday shopping season--well, starting tomorrow, that is. I have a short, yet rather expensive list of things I would like my family to get for me, plus I need to get a job somewhere soon (I'm aiming for either a games store or Hello Kitty).

Well, it's Turkey Day and all, but I didn't have any turkey. I had peanut butter! XD Yeah, so I am now hiding out in my room, waiting for it to be bedtime so that I can sneak into the kicthen and eat cookie dough! Heh...

Other than that, I haven't gopt much else to say, so BYE!!

~Zanzibar

Current Mood:
full full
Current Music:
"Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" (don't ask)
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I hate this! People can be soooo stupid. One of my best friends and I had a HUGE fight and now I feel like crud. I made her mad. Really mad. And she even cursed me out. But two wrongs don't make a right. You see, she asked my buddy Rissy to do something for her.

It was a community service project that she was working on and didn't finish in time. So she asked Rissy to do half of it for her. So I said to myself, "Community Service is supposed to be about you helping others. Not others helping you." And tried to set her straight. Unfortunately, she took it the wrong way, and I think I may have been a bit too harsh. Basically, I'm screwed.

And to make things worse, my day has been pretty rotten. I was made fun of in my Chamistry class again, recveived a love letter from some creep-o guy named Josh, and allergy season has just started so I feel even more crappy.

Things can't possibly get worse, that is, unless I apply Murphy's Law. Murphy's Law is that, "Anything that can get worse, will get worse." Well, thanks for listening to my rant. See ya!

~Zanzibar
Current Mood:
cranky cranky
Current Music:
"Wildflower" by Sheryl Crow
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I'm reeeeeally bored, so fill this out... OR ELSE!


1. Who are you?
2. Are we friends?
3. When and how did we meet?
4. How have I affected you?
5. What do you think of me?
6. What's the fondest memory you have of me?
7. How long do you think we will be friends?
8. Do you love me?
9. Do you have a crush on me?
10. Would you kiss me?
11. Would you hug me?
12. Would you do anything else to me? [Haha]
13. Physically, what stands out?
14. Emotionally, what stands out?
15. Do you wish I was cooler?
16. On a scale of 1-10, how hot am I?
17. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
18. Am I loveable?
19. Describe me in one word.
20. What was your first impression?
21. Do you still think that way about me now?
22. What do you think my weakness is?
23. Do you think I'll get married?
24. What makes me happy?
25. What makes me sad?
26. What reminds you of me?
27. If you could give me anything what would it be?
28. How well do you know me?
29. When's the last time you saw me?
30. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
31. Do you think I could kill someone?
32. Are you going to put this on your LiveJournal and see what I say about you?
Current Mood:
bored bored
Current Music:
The elevator music is playing in my head... Lalala!
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Hi everyone! How's it going for ya? I had a rotten day at skewl. My retainers hurt like a bitch and I almost fell asleep in Government, which is very, very, very BAD to do. The only good thing that happened today is that my Government teacher said that she was going to be promoted, therefore, after Thanksgiving Break, she will no longer be our teacher! Huzzah! But like, yeah. Today was the Economics Summit at my skewl, and half of the population of the seniors were there. Sadly, yet no so sadly, I was not one of them. Heh...

Anyway, I'm working on a neat little novel, one I believe to be my finest work yet! (Next to the one me and 'Mione wrote together, of course...) It's about some girls who wind up in a whole mess of trouble having to do with other Realms and Faeries, and other various things that are classified as Fantasy or Sci-Fi. One girl is protected by the Spirit of the Dragon, which is her magical totem, and the other is the reincarnation of a Goddess. I'm not sure what her totem will be tho. Heh...

So what happens is... wait... I can't tell you that because it would spoil the whole book for you! Sorry, you'll just have to e-mail and/or aim me for more details. Heh...

I do that a lot... You know, the "Heh..." thing... Heh...

Well, I gotta go work on that book. See ya around!

~Zanzibar
Current Mood:
creative creative
Current Music:
Some song that my lil' Bro is playin' on his guitar...
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Hello world! My name is Zanzibar and I uh, have no idea what I want to write about!! Kudos to my buddy 'Mione for getting me to sign up (for maybe the first successful time out of like, 500) and also on her most awesomeness song!! To commemorate the special occassion of my joining LJ, here is a random poem that I wrote. No stealing, because I have it on my DA anyway...

Writer's Block

ARGH!!
There used to be poetry, there used to be songs!
Did this Writer's Block make my brain go all-wrong!?
Words look like smudges... or are they just blots of ink...?
Gah! This stupid block won't even let me THINK!!!
Nothing seems to pop into my head...
Hey, wait!
I'll just write down all this junk instead!

TA-DAH!! There ya have it, my poem. See you all later!

~Zanzibar

Current Mood:
crazy crazy
Current Music:
The Theme from Pirates of the Caribbean!
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