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Why Marco Polo?

Posted in Belleville, Friends, Summer Vacation with tags , , , , on August 10, 2009 by Jeremy


Today was very hot, dubbed by some as the hottest day of the summer.  So far.  I initially planned to go to New York along with some friends but already had qualms about going when I discovered a few days ago that the temperature was going to be in the 90’s.  At first, I told myself to just man up and take on the heat, but my sensibility won.  I told my friends that I changed my mind and decided to stay home.

Then, suddenly, a text message came, asking me if I wanted to hang out.  After a series of “Let’s do this.  Let’s do that,” another friend asked us to come over her house to go in the pool.  Without hesitation, I said yes.  With the temperature in the 90’s, who could have declined that invitation?

Hm…when I look at this picture, it reminds me of another picture that I took previously.  What do you think?

About the title.  We were playing Silent Marco Polo when I started to think about why it was called Marco Polo. Here’s my theory.


Marco Polo traveled to China.


Ok, I had a legit theory before.  But, just as I was about to type it, I realized how dumb it was.


My Room Is an Ecosystem

Posted in Belleville, Home, School with tags , , , , , on July 12, 2009 by Jeremy


“After you eat, Jeremy, don’t immediately go up to your room,” my dad said.  It’s funny how true this is.  Of course, I’ve been aware of it.  It wasn’t the first time I heard it.  Yes, yes.  I only emerge out of my room to grab some munchies downstairs in the kitchen.  That includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  I can’t help it.  The confines of my room, which contains the sacred computer, is so comfortable.

Anyway, I began one of my summer AP assignments.  The work for AP Biology is quite demanding, and I guess I’m trying to change my lazy ways by starting early, although I can’t say today was very productive.  StumbleUpon isn’t very helpful.  That’s what I get for having only one desk in my room, on which the computer was placed.

Room information:

  • Many populations of organisms, including one human (occasionally, two to three), many species of insects and arthropods, and perhaps an abundance of microscopic organisms.
  • A collection of non-living objects, e.g. a bed, a hamper of dirty clothes, a shelf of books from elementary school, stray water bottles, etc.
  • Temperature: The temperature in the room likes to mimic outside conditions.  Usually, too well.  If it’s cold outside, it’s probably colder in it.  If it’s warm outside, the room’s probably scorching.

P.S. Tomorrow, I hopefully find out whether the other USB drives contain the pictures that are missing from last week.  *crosses fingers*