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Wyvacon 2017

Today, I attended my first comic book/fandom convention. The convention I attended was Wyvacon (pronounced “wive-a-con”). This year, its venue was Wytheville Community College. I learned a lot, seen a lot of interesting costumes, visited booths, and even watched a magic show at the convention. I arrived early so I didn’t have to wait in Read more about Wyvacon 2017[…]

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Amusement Parks

I love amusement parks! Going to an amusement park with my family was one of the biggest highlights of my summer vacation. I remember the long trips in the car playing my GameBoy Advance excited about riding a lot of fun rides. The trips did seem long to me when I was a kid, but most of the parks I went to were only a few hours away from home.

The very first amusement park I went to was Dollywood, an amusement park owned by famous country musician Dolly Parton located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. I was a toddler when I went the first time, so I don’t really remember what I did. The second time I went was when I was I believe first or second grade. I remember a few fairground rides as well as some robber car chase simulation ride. […]

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Month in Review: May

When May started, I had my very last week of final exams before graduation. I had two tests and two presentations. As soon as I finished my last final on Thursday, May 4, I was so relieved to finish everything. I still had a busy week because I had to pack up my belongings and clean my dorm.

I had the entire day free on Friday. My little and I decided it would be a great idea to spend one last day together. She was graduating that week too. She lived in an apartment and I helped her with moving out. She had an energetic Maltese-Yorkshire terrier mixed dog. He was obsessed with me. Every so often we would walk the dog around the student housing neighborhood. My little and I also ate lunch at Subway. […]

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Running

In high school, I did not play team sports. I was on both the cross-country and track teams. I was first recruited by my cross-country team my freshman year while I was waiting after school for my mom to get off from work and then pick me up. At first, things did not start out well because it was the first time I ever ran long-distance. There were times I did not get along with my teammates, but I thought of running as an individual sport. Running gave me the opportunity to improve myself as a person.

In cross-country, my team would run at parks, schools, and other places. We would normally practice every afternoon as soon as school was dismissed in town. Sometimes we would even practice on the walking trail at a local camping park. Even though my freshman year on the team was far from the best, I believe I improved over time. […]

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Boy Scouts

I recently graduated from university. I do not plan on going back to school anytime soon, so I will have more time to write blog posts. I am currently focusing on my new job which is building websites. I am so glad I get to do something I enjoy doing. Anyway, let’s get to what this blog post is supposed to be about: my experiences in Boy Scouts.

In May 2005, I “graduated” from my Cub Scout pack into a Boy Scout troop. My friends from Cub Scouts got to join the new troop with me. One of the first things I did with the troop was go to summer camp. The camp I attended was called Camp Ottari located in Pulaski County, Virginia. While the older Scouts were signed up for merit badge classes, the other new Scouts and I were signed up for a program that served as an introduction to Boy Scouting. This program was called Brownsea Island (named for the very first Boy Scout camp founded in England during the early 20th century). During the week, I learned several Scouting skills including first aid, knot-tying, fire building, and more. […]

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