Swirls of Life

Life is a swirl…

Quote of the Month

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“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” – Khalil Gibran

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Song of the Month: Please Don’t Go

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This month’s featured song is Please Don’t Go by Mike Posner. Listen below!

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On This Day in History – September 27

On September 27, 1937 the Bali Tiger was made extinct due to human activities and hunting.

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Book of the Month

 

This month’s book is Geekerella by Ashley Poston.

Summary: Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad’s old costume, Elle’s determined to win – unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons – before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he has ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just

another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake – until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again? Part-romance, part-love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.

Geekerella is easily one of my favorite books. The cover and chapter illustrations are so pretty and it’s a really unique and interesting story.

Rating: 10/10

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Quote of the Month

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“There is nothing permanent except change.” – Heraclitus

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Apple vs Android

 

I’ve always been a fan of Apple  products ever since I was a kid when I got my first computer at 10 — The iMac G3 in lime green. It was mostly used for Jumpstart games, Funbrain, and the PBS Kids website. Over the years I’ve had an iPod nano, touch, 2 iPads (various generations), iPhone SE, and the Macbook Air I’m using to write this post. The only thing I wouldn’t buy is the Watch because it seems pointless to me.

My opinion is biased because I haven’t used any Andriod products I can admit that. So I decided to talk to some people who have and get their opinions. Here’s what one of them had to say:

“I will always love Android because it offers a “cheaper”, but still offers good service when it comes to the software. However, there are also some issues when it comes to things like being easily prone to viruses and glitches. But there is also a wide range of different types of phones for different prices.
But Apple is also very good when it comes to people who love how things are run in a specific way and that there is only one way to do something it comes with a beautiful OS and the apps are run so smoothly, but sadly it does cost a lot for such a beautiful device which is also a fashion accessory.”

Do you prefer Apple or Android products?

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Song of the Month: Original

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This month’s featured song is Original by Noah Cleveland. Listen below!

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On This Day in History – August 30

On August 30, 1967 Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Marshall was also the first African-American to have held the post of Solicitor General of the United States.

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Mike and Alyssa: The Coma Car

Today I decided to post one of the short stories I wrote a few years ago. Here it is!

Mike and Alyssa: The Coma Car

Once upon a time there was this boy named Mike and this girl named Alyssa. They were next door neighbors and the worst of enemies. One day their History teacher paired them up for a group assignment. They avoided working on it until the last possible moment cause they didn’t want to get into an argument. As they’re walking to the bus stop from school Alyssa is nagging Mike about the project. Saying stuff like “If you weren’t being such a jerk and ignoring me this would be finished by now.”

So Mike is like “This is exactly why I didn’t want to work on this with you in the first place.” Alyssa asks, “Well, when are you going to stop being a wimp and start working with me?” Mike replies, “Maybe I wouldn’t be such a wimp if you weren’t so ugly. The reason you’re still single is because all the guys are scared of you.”

At that point they arrived at an intersection and Mike puts on his headphones to ignore Alyssa’s yelling. The walk sign comes on and he storms across the street not realizing a car is coming straight for him. Alyssa’s right behind him and pushes him out of the way before getting hit by the car.
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Book of the Month

This month’s book is The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley.

Summary: The incredible national bestseller that is changing people’s lives — and increasing their net worth!

CAN YOU SPOT THE MILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR?

Who are the rich in this country?

What do they do? Where do they shop? What do they drive?
How do they invest? Where did their ancestors come from?
How did they get rich? Can I ever become one of them?

Get the answers in The Millionaire Next Door, the never-before-told story about wealth in America. You’ll be surprised at what you find out….

This book changed my life. I’m not joking. My whole perspective on rich people has completely changed. If you’re into finance this is the perfect read. It will blow your mind.

Rating: 7/10

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