My bird is a lot of fun. I've had him for over a year now. He is parakeet named Charlie. I had a bird before, a canary, but he died. I got him for free before my back surgery. I was about to play with him one day when I found him on the bottom of the cage. I called my mom, "Mom, come quick! Something is wrong!" My mom said the bird was dead. I felt really sad.
After that, I didn't get a bird for a while, till Hanukkah, about a year ago. First, my parents gave me a book about how to raise your parakeet. Then we went to a pet store and got Charlie. Me and my mom take care of Charlie: cleaning the cage, changing his food and water, and just playing with him a lot.
Charlie chirps a lot and flies around. Steve Feld made me a bird song CD. We play it all the time. We really like it a lot. It is really peaceful. Charlie likes it. He bobs his head along with any kind of music. That's cool.
Smokey, my dog, got really close to eating him once. Charlie was flying around. He was on top of his cage. All of a sudden he flew down really fast and low. Smokey got a few feathers. I saw it happen. I was really freaked out! Now, whenever someone takes Smokey out for a walk, that's when we let Charlie out of his cage.
I have had Smokey for about eight years. She is a West Highland terrier. She is very cute and funny. We throw a ball in the air and she sort of plays soccer and pushes it off with her nose. I guess my Mom taught her. The most annoying thing she does is bark!
How did I get her? When I was younger I couldn't eat a lot a food. My Mom said if I could eat a whole sandwich in one sitting I could get a dog. So, I finished a sandwich one night--it was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on hallah bread--and after that my Mom said, "OK, you can get a dog," and I was very excited. My grandma picked it out. My grandpa wanted to get a male dog, but grandma said, "No, a female dog is better!" So that is how I got Smokey.
At the moment I am reading Avalon High. It is about this girl who goes to high school, has some friends, and there's a guy she likes. It is really interesting. I like it because there is a little mystery in it.
I love going to the movies. I saw two movies recently. Rumor Has It was cute, but it was not my favorite film. Jennifer Aniston is in it. I like her a lot. The Family Stone was really good. I like that one a lot. It was about this guy who brings his girlfriend home for Christmas. She was really uptight and his sister did not like her at all. And, it took a while for the family to get used to her. Here is the trailer.
I was watching this tv show and this girl had a lips phone and I wanted it. So I got a lips phone, which is my very first phone. I was really little. I might have been nine or ten years old at the time. And then I just started collecting. I have maybe fifty phones! My parents don't want me to collect any more phones, but I want to collect more of them. There are so many interesting phones out there. I have a French phone Michael and Marika gave me. I have a pay phone that my cousins Stephen and Danny gave me for my birthday. That phone is so cool. It is on my wall.
Rotary dial phones are OK but I don't like them that much because they are hard to use. Some of my phones work and I like to use them. I got an Olsen Twins phone that I like a lot. The top is purple and bottom part is yellow. It says Mary Kay and Ashley on the bottom. I've had that one for a couple years. Check out my virtual telephone museum.
I made student of the month in November 2005. How did I find out? Actually, we were on our way to Washington in the car and one of my teachers called me on my cell phone. And, she told me I made student of the month. I was so happy! I said, "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!" My parents were really proud of me. I got a certificate for that too and it is hanging in my room. To get student of the month I had to work really hard. I had to keep on doing my best. I just have to keep trying at school. The hardest part is history. I got this award not only for being a good student but also for all my work on the bake sales for raising money for Katrina.
I made the Dean's list last year! You have to get A or B+ or better to make the honor role. It means that I am studying really hard, getting good grades, and getting more blonde highlights! My Mom says that every time I get on the Dean's list I get more blonde highlights. A lot of my favorite actresses have blonde hair so I wanted to get the highlights. Will I end up completely blonde? I don't know.
How did I find out? One of the teachers at my school told me. I was in the stairwell. He said, "You made to the honor roll!" I was so surprised. I was happy and proud of myself. My parents were really happy for me. I got a certificate. It is in my room.