Monday, November 29, 2010

10,000 Hour Rule

I recently took part in a leadership program at BHS. There was a "billion dollar" guest speaker there who goes by the name, Timothy Wolleager. Mr. Wolleager did many activities with us where brains was better than brawns. Mr. Wolleager also showed us this book called "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell. It was an interesting book but one thing I found very interesting was the idea of the "10,000 hour rule." This rule said that if you put 10,000 hours of dedication and hardwork into something, then sucess is a gurantee. It gave many examples, one being billionaire, Bill Gates. It also mentioned "The Beatles" and their 10,000 hours. I like the idea of the 10,000 hour rule. You always hear teachers and parents saying "All it takes is hardwork" but when there is an actual number next to it, the reality seems to sink in. Just some more Twizzlie Thoughts..

Monday, November 22, 2010


I recently read a blog post that left me with the question, "If I do good in school, will I suceed in my future career?" The author stated how he knows many people that did terrible in school but have been very successful in their career. So is all my hardwork at school completely irrelevant to what I will be doing six or seven years from now? Will all these late nights and red bulls be meaningless? Maybe I will get into a good college, but what does that leave me other than more education-based skills and strategies? Just some more Twizzlies tinkering...

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Leo, My Man

Many of you know Leonardo Di Caprio for his great acting skills. I admire him for this, but what I idolize him more for is his involvement in keeping the world "Green." Whether you know this or not, he has an "Eco-site," that I find very interesting. Take a look...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

He's Still Got It..

My entire life I have idolized Tom Jones. He is a man of class and is smooooother than Skippy's Peanut Butter. At a young age, I would perform "It's Not Unusual" at family parties, at school, and even at a restaraunt for a women's 70 birthday. Tom Jones and his music always brings a smile to a saddened face. Even after all these years he can still perform like he is twenty-five. God Bless Tom Jones because he changed my life. This video is a Twizzles Tribute.

Gonna Crush Michelle's Blog For Good... Watch Out World

As some of you know I have been partaking in a rivalry with a fellow classmate blogger, well now I am talking it to the next level. I shall be blogging so much my eyes bleed. Tears will run down the faces of my followers when they glance upon the masterpiece through the computer screen. It's time I set my supremacy in stone and take this Web 2.0 rivalry to the end. Blogging World, the Twizzles Trigger is on!

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Little Help

My Principal recently showed our Web 2.0 class an interesting site that will help with math and science. Say you decide to completely zone out when one of your teachers is talking (not saying i do that), you can go on this site and then you can watch a lesson on what you are studying. Kinda cool and definitely could be considered as a Twizzles Tool.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Future...,29569,2029497,00.html

This link is of the 50 Top Rated Inventions by Time Magazine. Kinda cool to think malaria infected mosquitoes could simply just be laser beamed out of the air. Take a look..

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Parkin Procedure

Recently, my period 3 honors world history class performed a trial in determining whether or not Napolean Bonaparte was guilty in accounts of treason, destruction of cultural artifacts/religion, and international terrorism. Overall, I would say the project went well. I was the direct examiner for the Prosecution of Napolean. Let me say the courtroom was ferocious and at one point I wanted to throw punches in an outburst of anger. Key to the courtroom was all about patience and remaining calm. I could feel my emotional attachment to the case in a way I would have never imagined. I actually had my opinion of Napolean altered through my research and really wanted him found guilty. At times, I feel the courtroom was unbalanced and followed a such a standard rubric that every question was considered a "leading" question which hurt the progress in the trial.It got to the point where opposing lawyers (and even defending witnesses) would simply wait for the words "Did you-" and then BAM! in came a hard objection. Kinda ridiculous but I did like the project; alot better than glueing pictures on a posterboard and handing it in. Theres some Twizzly Thoughts, hope you can consider it.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bob Seger Forthe Month

Beb Seger is Great

I'm gonna post one Bob Seger song a month cause he is the boss. His songs are very moving and definitely belong in the Twizzle Tune Playlist.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

BHS Varsity Soccer

I pledged to my blogging community that i wouldn't post another loss and so there is a large discrepancy in my soccer posts. The season is over now and we ended 3 points away from the playoffs. Being a first year player on the team, i can not feel any more honored and thrilled to have had the experience i had. The team really had great chemistry and everything/ everyone seemed so real. Although record wise, it didnt meet our expectations, the season was still a sucess. I found new members to the candy crew and shared pure enjoyment with these guys. Thanks for a great season boys, and good luck in the future. Now i need a McTwizzle Moment...