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May 27, 2015
by Cate
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Searching for Vinyl

JVC JL-A20 Turntable

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Everybody these days listens to music on their phones, MP3 players, computer, and other electronics. Personally, I think records are a lot cooler. They sound better, have great artwork on the covers, and it’s just really fun to look for records and collect them. Also, you can usually get records for a cheaper price than digital music. Just like I did last weekend!

Last weekend, I bought a record player for only 17 dollars off of Amazon because we had a gift card. I was ecstatic! Since I just got a record player, I needed to get an actual record. I decided to get “Tiny Tim’s Second Album” for 8 dollars on an online record store. When it arrived, I was even more excited than when I got my record player! I was like a kid on Christmas day!! It’s one of my favorite albums and it’s by my most favorite, favorite, favorite singer, Tiny Tim. It was in really good condition (and it smelled really old)! I just couldn’t believe that I was holding an actual album by him from 1968!!!

After all of that excitement, there was more to come. On Sunday I went to a record store with my dad. I was excited, elated, and ecstatic. All the “e” words! I was hoping I would find Tiny Tim’s first album, “God Bless Tiny Tim”, but unfortunately I didn’t find it. I did find something that was pretty awesome. I found “Double Fantasy” by John Lennon and Yoko Ono from 1980. I couldn’t believe I found it, and it was only 5 dollars!! So, as you can see, I’ve had a (more than) great weekend. I wonder what records I’ll find next?

Do any of you have records or a record player?

Record Facts

May 13, 2015
by Cate


Hello everybody, it’s been awhile! I haven’t posted anything since March 25 (well I actually posted one about limericks today, so never mind)!

Anyways, I just wanted to ask a simple question. What kind of music do you like? What are some of your favorite musical artists?

Here of some of mine (other than The Beatles):

The Monkees, Queen, Paul and Linda McCartney (Wings), John Lennon and Yoko Ono (Plastic Ono Band), George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Elvis Presley, The Supremes, Little Richard, Jackson 5, The Beach Boys, and more. Oh, and I’m also OBSESSED with (No, I’m not going to say The Beatles because you probably already know that) Tiny Tim.

Ok, so all I want you to do is just comment what bands and singers you like! Also comment if you like any of the musical artists I commented. I hope I get some responses!

May 13, 2015
by Cate

National Limerick Day

Yesterday was National Limerick (lim-rick) Day. Limericks are short, 5 line poems that are usually funny and they don’t make sense most of the time. The first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other and have 8-9 syllables. The third and fourth lines also rhyme with each other and have 5-6 syllables. Here are some examples by Edward Lear (the creator of limericks):

“There was an Old Man with a Beard,

Who said, ‘It is just as I feared!

Two Owls and a Hen,

Four Larks and a Wren,

Have all built their nests in my beard!'”


“There was a Young Lady whose chin

Resembled the point of a pin;

So she had made it sharp,

And purchased a harp,

And played several tunes with her chin.”


“There was an Old Person of Dutton,

Whose head was as small as a button;

So to make it look big

He purchased a wig,

And rapidly rushed about Dutton.”


Pretty strange, right?




March 25, 2015
by Cate

Free Rice- Rice Up Against Hunger


Creative Commons License Team Freerice via Compfight

For this week’s student blogging challenge, I will be talking about Free Rice (or Freerice) is a (fun) website in which you answer questions about a chosen subject. Whenever you get a question correct, 10 grains of rice are donated through the World Food Programme to help starving children and adults/to help end hunger. This website is educational, entertaining, and beneficial. 6588700 grains of rice were donated yesterday (3/23/15), and over 97 billion grains have been donated to date. Free Rice is a very good website, and everyone should go to this website because it is for a great cause. I hope everyone will follow my lead and visit this website!


March 20, 2015
by Cate

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March 3, 2015
by Cate

Reading Response: “Ruined” by Paula Morris playlist

“Ruined” by Paula Morris song playlist

This is my reading response for choice board week 2/23 to 2/27!


“Revolution 9” by The Beatles- This isn’t really a song, it’s an experimental thing. I chose Revolution 9 because it’s just plain scary, and in the prologue they talk about people dying of yellow fever in New Orleans and corpses being buried which is pretty scary, and at the beginning of the book it’s very dark and rainy.


“Blue Jay Way” by The Beatles- This song just reminds me of a dark and rainy setting, like the beginning of the book. The lyrics “please don’t be long” makes me think of how the main character’s dad is going away to China for 6 months, and she doesn’t want him to be long.


“(I Want to) Come Home” by Paul McCartney- Well the only reason I picked this song is because Rebecca (the main character) is already very homesick (she’s from New York) when she arrives in New Orleans to stay with her “aunt” (who’s just her dad’s best friend) for 6 months because it’s not like New York at all to her.


“I Don’t Wanna Face It” by John Lennon- I chose this song because it reminds me of how Rebecca “don’t wanna face” going to a new school and just living in New Orleans entirely.


“Go To The Mardi Gras” by Professor Longhair- I chose this song because during lunchtime at school, these two girls were telling Rebecca about Mardi Gras and the balls they have during Mardi Gras.

March 1, 2015
by Cate


Hello everyone! I don’t really think that anyone’s gonna read this…. but if you’re visiting my blog, I’m sorry that I have no posts! I’m working on it!! You can look at the “All About Me” page at the top, If you’d like!

February 26, 2015
by Cate

Social Issue Project

Man’s Best Friend?

The cruel world of dog fighting

By Cate M.


What Is Dog Fighting, and Why Is It an Important Subject?

Dog fighting is a very cruel blood sport in which dogs are abused and are used to fight other dogs. People (mostly men) often gamble and bet money on the dogs. This social issue is very important to me and the world because I have  lots of love for animals and dogs, and I would never treat my dog like this. Plus there are many people in the world who are also animal lovers and who would never treat dogs like this.

What Have People Done to Help Stop Dog Fighting, and What Can You Do?

Dog fighting is illegal in the US, and a few people have adopted bait dogs (dogs who are used as “bait” for fighting dogs) such as Willa, the bait dog that ran away, Lucy, the disfigured pit bull, and Kelly, the puppy shown in the video at the bottom of the page. You can help end dog fighting by educating others about it, signing anti dog fighting petitions, and calling 911 if you people participating in dog fighting. If you would like to learn more about ways to end dogfighting, go to this link:

Dog Fighting Facts

-Dogs who “win” dog fights are forced to keep on fighting, no matter their health and condition.

-Steroids may be involved.

-Fights can last very long.

My Opinion

In my opinion, I think dog fighting is extremely cruel and it needs to be stopped immediately. I don’t understand why people treat animals like this. They aren’t our slaves, they’re supposed to be our friends. If you force your dog to be trained and to fight other dogs, they are only doing it because they love you, not because they want to. How would you feel if someone forced you to be cruelly trained and then to fight to the death with others of your kind? Hopefully, dog fighting, and just animal abuse in whole, will be stopped forever. Maybe pets should only be given to people who have never been involved in animal abuse? Dogs are “built for love, not for war”.


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