Friday, February 19, 2010


The following post happens between 10:03 PM and 10:06 PM
Events occur in real time.

I've been watching 24 non stop. Best show ever!

My mom and her boyfriend, Shawn have the first 6 seasons of the show on DVD and I've been watching them all the way through for the past two months.

Right now, I am in season 5. So far, I think the best season is..... well, all of them. I can't

think of any one that was better then the others. It is so good!!!!!!!!!!!! Jack Bauer is the leading cause of death in terrorists.

It has so many great twists!!!!!! I never know what happens next!! I can't believe the bad guy in Season 1 was reallly ****. Sorry. I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it. And anyone who hasn't really should!


Jack Bauer is awesome!!!!!

Ummm.... can't really think of anything else to say without spoiling the whole series.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


For the last few months, I've had some major writers block in some of my stories. I felt as if they were missing something really important. They all had a good amount of magic in them, and some politics, but I just realized a third thing very important in making these fictional worlds.

Over the last few days, I've been reading Elantris, by Brandon Sanderson. It's very good, and it showed me that third thing I was missing. In these worlds I'd created, there was no religion! There was a god or two, of course, but I was thinking of them in more mythological ways, less as beings worshiped by the people in my worlds. Also, these gods belonged to the same sort of religion. Everyone believed in them. Reading Elantris though, I realized the illogic in that. Everyone isn't going to believe in the same thing! Being Jewish, I can't believe I didn't notice that before. In real life, I see how my religion differs from others all the time, but I never thought to include it in my writing. Adding these religions can help stem tons of new story lines, and much more to write. Thank you, Brandon Sanderson!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

A whole month!!! Lots of news, good and bad.

Whoa! Can't believe I've been too lazy to post on Blogger for a whole month, nearly two! Lot's to talk about.

First of all, welcome home, Jacoby!

Been really busy for the last month and a half. At school, we've had essay after essay, book after book, project after project! I had to write a 7 page in class essay with no earlier preparation in two hours on the monster in Lord of the Flies, I've got to finish reading 1984 over winter break, and I have to finish a project worth most of my semester grade in the first couple days back to school. We've been working on the same Career project for months!

Earlier this month, I was in my first Fencing tournament! It was awesome. The place it was at was so much more... organized, than the elementary school gym in issaquah, that I go to for lessons. It was a Regional Youth Circuit, and wasn't worth any national points. I did great in the early prelim rounds, winning 2 out of my 4 matches with the people in my pool. Once the real matches started though, I lost my first match to the only other student from my fencing school, 15-14. I had a big lead for a while, but had no concept of clock management and was too aggressive. She took back the lead by one and ran out the clock, while I tried desperately to get back the lead. FAIL. In the end, I got 9th place out of 12, and surprisingly enough, the girl who beat me in my first match, Jade, won in 3rd place. Congrats!

I've read a lot of great books lately. I spent weeks reading through the Belgariad series, and it is fantastic! One of the best fantasy series ever! I started the Mallorean, but just didn't get into it. I finished book one, but then moved onto something new. Today, I went to Barnes and Noble and got three new books. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson, Magician: Apprentice (which I'm now reading) and Magician: Master by Raymond E. Feist. I've heard it's amazing, and it's pretty good so far. I'll find out I guess.

I've also seen a lot of movies in the last two months. I've watched all of the X-Men movies, including the new one, I've watched Star Trek (twice! In the last two days! Awsome!!!), Up, Sherlock Holmes (Good movie!), Old dogs (ok), and 21, the blackjack one. Most of the movies I've seen have been terrific, and I'm excited to go see Avatar tomorrow. Supposed to be fantastic.

Now for the bad news...

Winter break has been very eventful, although that is not necessarily good. Not good at all. I spent the first week being lazy, playing the new call of duty game and ping pong at my dads. We celebrated our first christmas with our dad's girlfriend, Jackie, and her family. That was fun, but afterward, was when the bad started. We couldn't go skiing Christmas day, because Jackie's daughter, Caroline wasn't feeling well. Turned out that skiing was the worst of our problems. That night, Caroline was even worse, so they decided to be safe and take her to the hostpital. She had a Pneumonia that was resilient to antibiotics and one of her lungs was filled with fluid, and the other was half filled. A few more hours of waiting, and she'd have died. Because they couldn't get the antibiotics to work, the weren't sure whether or not she'd be all right. Last night, the antibiotics began working though, and she's gotten a little better, although I haven't gotten the most recent news, because I've been with my mom the last few days. I'm seeing my dad tomorrow though, so I'll ask then. Luckily, they think she'll live, although she'll have to spend the next few weeks in the hospital.

Well, good luck Caroline.

That's all I've got to talk about for now. Sorry I've been gone so long.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


NaNoWriMo starts in about 2 and a half hours! I'm staying up to start writing. My story this year is called Chivalry. It's about Sir Gawain's servant, Roland, who is the only logical mind among a world of chivalry and honor. After Sir Gawain accepts the challenge of the Green Knight, and intends to keep his promise, and inevitably go to the chopping block, Roland spends the year before the confrontation trying to convince his master not to go. And afterward, at the time of Gawain's wedding to the Lady Ragnell, Gawain uses the miracle that happens afterward to try to convince Roland of that chivalry is the way to go, that honor is more important than logic.

I can't wait to start writing. Only two hours to go.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I'm sick with the Swine flu, H1N1. It sucks. I'm missing so much school, and I'm dreading going back. I'm gonna be swamped with work when I get back on Monday. I was already still catching up on work.

On the other hand, I'm very excited for NaNoWriMo, which starts very soon!!! Sadly, I have no clue what to write about. All this sick time should give me time to think about it.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A bunch of family news

Wow. This week is a big week for my mom's family!!! On Monday, Yom Kipur, My Uncle Mike and Aunt Holly had their second child, Jackson Indy Schaffer. The only problem with this is that they can't come to my cousin Sara McClure's wedding this weekend! I'm leaving for Memphis, TN tomorrow morning, and getting back on Sunday. Congrats to all of them!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

High School!!!

The other daywas my first day of high school, and so far it's pretty cool. (Other than my 4th period spanish teacher, Sr. Hovander. He's sorta nuts.) And one of the coolest things, I can come home an hour early almost everyday because for my last period, I don't have a class!!! Sorry about the short post. Homework again.

Oh, and Happy Birthday Bettina and Annette!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Happy Birthday, Me

Yep, yesterday was my birthday! I'm 14 now! Whoohoo! I also went to see G.I. Joe yesterday. It was really good with amazing speciel FX. I haven't gotten many other presents yet, although I got this awesome replica of the Marauder's Map from Harry Potter from my dad.

I start highschool in about 6 days; I got my schedule yesterday. I can't wait for that!!! As far as I know though, I have only one class with any of my friends, Griffin. (Spanish)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Internet down

Sorry I haven't posted lately. One, my friend Coleman and my cousins, Tillie and Sara have been in town, and I've been hanging with them, and two, my internet is down. The desktop is the only computer with internet. I'll post more tomorrow after it's fixed.

Monday, August 3, 2009

I'm back, and covered in bug bites!

I just got back about 8 hours ago from my mom's boyfriend, Shawn's, family ranch up by the Canadian border. (You can see Canada from the house!) It was a fun place! We went ATVing a lot, and it was beyond awesome. There are trails running all over the property that we could ride on. Even Jordan, the tiny kid that he is, got to ride one. On the last day of the trip, we were riding and saw a black bear! It ran the moment it spotted us, but it was pretty cool anyway. Better than it coming toward us! We also went fishing a bit, although I'd rather not talk about it. Fish feeding was much better. We'd throw in the trout feed and they'd jump up and do flips! It was amazing!

Well now I'm back and ready to be lazy for the next week. Yipee!