I will take you through an actual scary story, only it's not gonna be super scary 'cause I don't wanna like go too far, but so yesterday I came home from work, after doing all sorts of errands and running around. And when I got there, my friend's dog, you know, walked up to me and started barking at me and he was excited to see me and then he left the couch at the entrance to go do something. Who knows what, just dog things. But then he came back with something red in his mouth and he wears a red collar and I was like, "What the heck is that?" It's a Kit Kat bar. And I would be surprised if anybody didn't know this, but dogs eating chocolate is kind of a bad thing. He had found a bag - somebody's canvas bag, that had three little pieces of candy bars in there, all chocolate, and strewn them across the room and had successfully opened and eaten Hershey's. The Kit Kat and Reese's were fine, but his owner, my friend, was downstairs asleep in his recliner as he does. And nobody else was home, and I actually didn't know anything about dogs and chocolate other than you're not supposed to mix them. But apparently your dog can ingest about .45 milligrams or ounces - .45 ounces per pound of body weight and be okay, maybe just a little sick. So looked that up and then I didn't have a scale to weigh this dog, so my solution to that was to look up how much water weighs, take a lightweight bowl and then fill it with five pounds of water, because he's a small dog. And then hold them both and see which is heavier and sort of estimate, you know, their weight. And then use that info to see if they ate too much. They ate like one tenth of what would cause them to need the vet which is nice, but. Yeah, dogs and chocolate.
One of the - probably the best runner, he's running at Division One in college on our team. He was in first place and he collapsed right across the finish line and then he got up and he kept running and then he collapsed again, and they had to take him to the hospital and it was super scary and I told my friend, I said to him, "That would be terrible. I can't imagine if that happened to me!” And 30 minutes later, an hour later, it happened to me at basically the exact same spot. And I wasn't able to like move my arms the way I wanted them to. When I was trying to drink water, I like poured it over my head. I threw up, it was one of the - it was the scariest experience ever of my life. And I thought for sure I was never doing cross-country again. A year later, I found myself back in cross-country. I hated it for the first little bit, didn't want to do it. I don't even know why I ended up doing it. I just feel like I needed to stay athletic, and volleyball just can't do it. Hand eye coordination sucks! Wanted something that I can kinda push myself mentally, and I don't think I could do that with volleyball. So I decided to do cross-country one more year. Midway through the season, I started realizing I was feeling so much stronger. I wasn't getting good times, like I haven't gotten really a single good time this year, but I've been feeling so much better. I've been sprinting the end. I haven't been feeling like I'm going to pass out, I’m going to die, I'm going to throw up. And that was a great feeling because that made me never wanna do it again, and so halfway through the season things started to change and I told myself, "You know what? Maybe high school cross-country is in the cards for you." And so I think I'm going to do high school cross country, and I'm actually pretty excited for it. Tomorrow is my last middle school cross-country practice ever. And I actually think that might make me cry. Holy crap, middle school went by so fast.
I once had a one in a million experience when I was nine years old. I was up north, in northern Michigan, and I entered this duck race. It was like $10, it was like on Fourth of July, and they would put all the ducks in this river and then the first duck to cross like the finish line that person would win a thousand dollars. I thought there was no way I would win. I thought it was just like a nice donation, but we were watching it, and then they announced the winner and it was me, and ever since then I love to just tell people that crazy story and just - I actually used some of the money to get my dog, so that's one-in-a-million experience and I can't imagine what it would be like if that didn't happen.
"Have you ever written a poem, either for yourself or for someone? Do you remember what it was about? One of our team members had to write a book of poems for an English class. It was nerve wracking because everyone had to read everyone else's poems."Okay, I have - I've written multiple poems and I've read some poems. Actually, I've read a lot of poems because obviously I mean who doesn't like Where the Sidewalk Ends? I don't what its about, I just know has something to do with the sidewalk ending. But I do not remember the poems because it was in school, and I do know that I suck at writing poems. Oh my gosh, I actually do remember a poem that I wrote. Actually, I'm gonna share it. It's very cheesy. So we had to do this recently this year, and I'm in sixth grade, but we had to write a poem, like we had to write a biography poem about someone. And I wrote it on Demi Lovato. She's one of my favorite singers. I don't really - I mean she's an actress too, but I haven't really watched like shows that she's on, but anywho here's the poem: Demi is an actress and singer.She's born on August 12th - August 20th 1992.She got a big win on Barney and Friends while making amends with Selena GomezAt age seven she learned how to play piano and guitarwhile driving around in a car on tourwhile she lured people into watch her own Disney comedy sitcom Sonny with the Chance.The show is so good - the show is so good it will leave you in a trancewhile she's got some romance with Jordan Lutz.I'm wondering if they'll ever land on some rootsLovato is my fav, with her awesome vocalsand when her and her crew are acting like Royals. So yeah, it's kind of cheesy, but you know, and she actually was really good friends with Selena Gomez on Barney and Friends. So yeah, they were on it together.