Today, I almost got in a fight

Hello Lovely Readers,

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How I’m imagining you right now.

Today I’m trying something new. I’m posting something *gasp* personal. As the title suggests, today I almost got into a fight. Rather, I almost took part in starting one.

If you know anything about me, (which you probably don’t, we’re just internet pals or whatever) you’ll know that I’m generally not one for violence. I’m passive aggressive and/or passive and/or usually too tired to do anything anyway.

What I’m about to say will probably sound super childish but keep in mind, I will always be a child at heart. (Whether that’s good or bad is honestly up to you to decide.)

A friend of mine has been angry at me for a couple of weeks now, but she refuses to tell me why. Me being me, I pestered her constantly to try and get an answer and when that didn’t work, I gave up. At least, I tried to.

Today I tried talking to one of her friends, in the hopes that he may have known something, anything, about the grudge this woman was holding against me. This led me down a dead end and I gave up once more. When she arrived, I tried to make some nice conversation but her shoulder was giving me the chills so I decided to give my attention to some other friends who actually seemed to appreciate my presence.

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I’m surprised I found an image this accurate.

Seemingly moments later (probably, like, twenty minutes) I turn to hear that this girl’s conversation has turned to something about me. Specifically something that happened two years ago. Something I had told her never to utter again to a living soul (I’m that embarrassed). She was just reciting the story to someone as if it were her own, knowing full well that I was in earshot.

Me, being the incredibly reasonable person that I am, let my reflexes take over and I kicked her in the shin. She, also being an incredibly reasonable person, immediately stood up and began shouting at me. A screaming match ensued and the ultimate goal seemed to be outlasting and utterly destroying the other with words as our weapon.

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Not exactly what I was going for, but this will do.

I seem to have won through technical disqualification, seeing as my opponent stormed out of the room with a trail of smoke blowing out of her ears.

Those left at the table were left struck by the fact that I had, as the kids say, snapped. The usual peppy, bubbly, too sweet to handle girl they thought they new had dissipated in a matter of seconds.

In the end, I went on about the situation and moments leading up to it for another twenty minutes. I eventually calmed down and didn’t see the girl again for the rest of the day. Guess I’ll just have to wait and see what’s in store for tomorrow. Wish me luck!

If you’ve been in a similar situation or think you have an advice for how I should handle mine, please comment below. I respond to all comments and I love hearing from you.

 

Today’s rambling was inspired by Non-Euclidean Sofa. I’ve been reading his blog posts for a little while now and I really  enjoy them. His dark sense of humor and snarky jokes really brighten my dull days. Check him out when you have a chance, I don’t think you’ll regret it.

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Two for Tuesday – Superheroes and Bonus Sisters

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Harry is a bit messy and a lot clumsy. But he truly believes he is a superhero. He constantly leaves messes and chaos in his wake, yet he still manages to make every situation better. So who’s to say he isn’t a superhero? This comical early chapter book series will prove that having a positive attitude and energetic spirit are just as heroic as fighting evil villains.

This was a really cute collection of short chapter books for elementary school age children. There was a lesson taught at the end of each story and the loose ends are all tied up. Harry was a really sweet character that I think kids will really like.

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“Squishy” Taylor has recently moved in with her father and step-family, or as her father puts it, Bonus family. She meets an unexpected friend and begins trying to unravel the mystery behind why he’s sleeping in the apartment garage.

I really liked reading about Squishy. The family dynamics were great and it’s a great story for kids who are adjusting to a newly blended family.

The expected release date is February 1st, 2018.

 

Disclaimer: All opinions voiced are my own. I am not being commissioned to make these reviews. I read these stories as ARCs through Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.

 

Speak (Book Review)

I know, I know. I am very late in joining this bandwagon. Speak has been a talked about book for many years now, but hey. Let’s get into this review.

If you don’t already know, Speak is about Melinda Sordino and her freshman year of high school. She’s already starting the year off with a reputation as a party buzzkill. She is known as the girl who called the cops at the end-of-year bash.

Melinda is on her own when it comes to navigating this jungle. Between terrible teachers, an ever changing school mascot, and the real reason she called the police that night, things are not looking up. None of her middle school friends talk to her anymore and Melinda is becoming more withdrawn, to a point of barely speaking.

Speak follows Melinda in her journey of coming to terms with what happened that night. We also see the complexities of her family and social dynamic that seem to threaten any chance Melinda has of speaking up.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading Speak. Despite being published nearly twenty years ago, it still reigns true, and personal, and great.

Monster: A Graphic Novel (Book Review)

Is Steve Harmon a Monster? That’s how the prosecutor sees him. Or maybe he’s just a kid who likes to make movies. Whatever Steve is, he’s on trial for armed robbery and felony murder. This trial determines whether Steve gets to live a free life. It’s up to the jury to decide whether Steve Harmon is a monster or not.

I read the original book back in middle school for my English class, so when I saw the graphic novel version, I just had to pick it up. The story resonated with me long after that middle school class, even if I hadn’t remembered all the details. I love how Dawud Anyabwile handled the graphics. His style reminds me of the Boondocks in it’s exaggeration of facial features and great attention to detail. Guy A. Sims did a great job in condensing the novel. The images and text flowed together really well.

Two For Tuesday – Goodnight Soccer and Safari Kids

 

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The perfect bedtime book for young soccer fans. From the opening kickoff to the final goal, a young girl says goodnight to her most beloved sport: soccer.

Goodnight Soccer is the perfect book for snuggling up with your little ones before bed, or reading to a classroom before nap time. The illustrations were beautiful and I enjoyed the rhyme scheme of the story. This is the kind of story kids will want to read each night.

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A boy and a girl go on a Safari, discovering different animals and enjoying the day.

I think this book would work great in a classroom, especially during a week themed around animals. It won’t take too long to get through and there’s a lot of room for expanding a lesson through it. The rhyming words are great for younger kids.

I read these stories as ARCs through Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.