Video Blog, Take One. Action!

Who’s getting their own video blogs? The ambassadors are! H.A. and I started our new video blogs to keep you updated on what’s going on in our lives (in case you don’t like to read), in addition to our “Typey-typey blogs”, as H.A. calls them. I’m hoping to update mine every week or every other week. At first, I was kind of hesitant about talking in front of the camera, but it was a lot of fun. H.A. and I laughed quite a bit. If you want to see my introduction video, click here. Sidenote: Anybody who can take the hand gestures H.A. and I used in our videos and turn them into an interpretive dance will be my hero. Both of us use our hands to talk. I’ll work on that.

Other than the videos, it’s been school as usual. We finished The Fellowship of the Ring in my Tolkien studies class. Overall, I really enjoyed the book, I just wished it was written a bit more like The Hobbit. Although, as pointed out in a class discussion, since Gandalf is friends with the eagles, all the walking around could’ve been avoided if they’d taken an eagle to Mordor to destroy the ring. But then you wouldn’t have a story I suppose. My favorite part of the book was when the Fellowship ran into the balrog (I won’t ruin it for those of you who have managed to avoid the books or the movies).

I got to solder in my robotics assignment, which was a lot of fun. We’re going to be constructing a little solar-powered guy this week, so I’ll include a picture of it once it’s finished. The soldering part was a lot easier than I remembered, and I was proud of my workmanship once I was finished.

Other than that, looking forward to the next few weeks. I’m also trying to create a good Halloween costume (I’m stubborn and have to make my own). Halloween is one of my favorite days. What was your favorite Halloween costume of all time? Mine was probably last year’s costume, a Whac-a-Mole machine.