• imshort123 commented on the post, alarm 8 years, 2 months ago

    I hate the fire alarm at school. It’s only gone off once this year for real, but they test it ALL the time. The sprinklers don’t even work in my building, so the fire safety system is faulty at best. Way to go, university. Keeping me safe as I pay my money, right?

  • imshort123 commented on the post, leash 8 years, 9 months ago

    I hate those leashes parents keep on their children. It seems like a lazy way to parent. If your child runs off, then you punish the child. Just keeping them on a leash is degrading and is a cop-out to not parenting.

  • imshort123 commented on the post, bear 8 years, 9 months ago

    I love the new bear exhibit at my zoo. It has a river filled with salmon so that they can catch their dinner like in the wild.

  • imshort123 commented on the post, carve 8 years, 9 months ago

    Melissa looked over her shoulder. She didn’t see anyone, so she quickly etched out her initials in the tree.
    “M. N. + P. L.”
    It was childish and cliched, but she didn’t care.

  • imshort123 commented on the post, fossil 8 years, 9 months ago

    I love Jurassic Park, though the raptors in the kitchen scene scared me as a child (and still does, to this day). I wonder if there are people in my generation who actually became paleontologists because of the book and movie.

  • imshort123 commented on the post, velvet 8 years, 10 months ago

    The Velvet Rabbit was one of my favorite books as a child. I loved how nice the book was, how thick the paper was, and how beautiful the pictures were. Really, the book was quite sad,

  • imshort123 commented on the post, beach 8 years, 10 months ago

    I didn’t go to the beach until I was 16 years old. I went with my youth group, and it was subtly different than a pool. I still was able to swim, but since I am very petite, I was easily swept away by the tide.

  • imshort123 commented on the post, tide 8 years, 10 months ago

    Susan sighed. Geography class was so boring.
    “And when the tides come in strong in the morning and weak at night, it is called…” her teacher rambled.
    Susan stared out the window and daydreamed.

  • imshort123 commented on the post, waltz 8 years, 10 months ago

    I’m not a good dancer. I learned how to swing dance when my high school did Grease, but beyond that I’m clueless. A waltz would be so much fun to learn, but I’d be scared I’d fail at it.

  • imshort123 commented on the post, without 8 years, 10 months ago

    “With or without you” are lyrics to a song I can’t remember the name of. I feel like it’s a cheesy 00’s pop love ballad, so maybe it’s a good thing I’ve forgotten the song altogether.

  • imshort123 commented on the post, leap 8 years, 10 months ago

    Leaps and bounds. I’m much too afraid to take them. I stay in my comfort circle and watch the world whirl by.

  • imshort123 commented on the post, matching 8 years, 10 months ago

    I’m not good at matching colors. I just don’t have an eye for it. My roommate is really talented at making jewelry. She knows exactly what colors and shapes to combine into necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. I wish I was as talented as she is.

  • imshort123 commented on the post, wash 8 years, 10 months ago

    This year I went to college, and I had to wash my clothes for the first time. I’d done every other part at home- the drying, folding, and putting away. I was just so nervous to actually wash my own clothes. I was terrified I’d screw it up. *Knock on wood* I haven’t done so […]

  • imshort123 commented on the post, smiles 8 years, 10 months ago

    Smile though your heart is aching. Smile even though it’s breaking.
    I don’t know where this song first came from. I’ve heard Charlie Chaplin, which would be cool. I recently heard it on Glee and loved it.

  • imshort123 commented on the post, hawk 8 years, 10 months ago

    I love the hawk at my zoo. It’s a bit intimidating because it’s big and flies close to the edge of the cage, but it’s also majestic. It’s not as impressive as something like the bald eagle, but it still has a power to it.

  • imshort123 commented on the post, science 8 years, 10 months ago

    I hate science. I made a B+ in my last science class because I failed the final exam. I hate math too, but for some reason I can make that work enough to where I made As in both semesters.

  • imshort123 commented on the post, century 8 years, 10 months ago

    This is the start of the new century. Sure, it’s been 10 years into it, but in the grand scheme of things, that’s not a lot of time. The 20th century changed more rapidly than any previous century. I hope the 21st calms down a bit.

  • imshort123 commented on the post, gong 8 years, 10 months ago

    My first memory with a gong is from my elementary school music room. There was a gong on top of the piano. It felt sacred and no one wanted to touch it because it gave off such a loud noise, but everyone wanted to make the noise because it was so other-worldly.