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 I wonder why bad songs stick in your head, even if you detest them. I know it's definitely happened to me before, and then even if I try to replace it with a better one, it won't go away. It's possible it could still be catchy, which could make it glued into your brain for a while. And then, sometimes songs I really like are just erased from my memory, meaning they're never stuck in my head. However, if a song I like is stuck in my head, it could just turn annoying, which would make me dislike it. Maybe there’s a good reason the best songs aren’t commonly stuck in your head. Or maybe it’s just me.



            I’ve always wondered if it’s possible that someone can take a food they hate and turn it into a favorite food if they eat it all the time. It seems like they would just adapt to it, but this could just backfire and make the original dislike even worse. I suppose it could go both ways. If someone is completely stubborn, then they probably wouldn’t learn to love it. But if they had a more relaxed and willing personality, then they could deal with it or actually like it.



            The line of books called ‘(insert subject here) for dummies’ – complete with a crazy font for the word ‘dummies’- has always seemed like it wouldn’t be very popular. I know the message they’re trying to get across with that title is that it’s so simple, anyone can learn. But seriously, there are other ways to phrase it. It seems like if you buy one of those books, then you’re consenting that you’re a dummy, which most people wouldn’t do. Still, it seems like they’re pretty commonly bought. I’m probably taking the title too literally, but it still seems a bit strange.




            When people dress really overly nicely when you’re just lazing around at home, I’ve always wondered why. Let’s say it’s around 8 p.m. on a weekend and this person has decided to stay home and relax, yet they still wear fashionably uncomfortable clothes. If that evening is intended for relaxation, it makes hardly any sense to put on your nicest clothes.




            Sometimes if I’m up late doing homework or something for school, after a certain point I suddenly won’t feel tired anymore, no matter what time it actually is. When this happens, if I finish whatever needs to be done right then, I won’t want to go to bed immediately because all the tired-ness disappeared. This usually results in being verrrrryyyy tired in the mornings. But at least I know other people who experience the same thing, so I’m not alone.



            El Cerrito High completely trumps AHS in terms of being a new-looking, interesting-looking school. I had to go take the bio SAT II there, which sucked, but I got to see the school, which I hadn’t seen since it was under construction. Everything looked so new and shiny…not that AHS is bad that way, its just ECH is so new it’s sort of mind-boggling.


            I think finals should be cancelled. I mean, by this time in the year, it’s pretty clear whether or not we’re doing well in the class, and we don’t need more stressful exams right before school gets out. Finals only are there so there can be something official saying whether or not we suck at our classes (in my opinion).



         It’s sort of backwards how it’s foggy in the summer in the bay area, but then around September - October it gets warmer. I don’t really have a huge problem with it (I’m more of a warm weather person, so more hot weather is good, but I can deal), it just seems mixed-up.



            Another weird weather characteristic here is that it’s so unpredictable. For example, I’ll leave the house and it’s pretty cold, but then by midday it gets a lot warmer. Or the opposite happens, and I dress for warm weather but then end up being freezing for the rest of the day. I think if bay area weather were a person, it would be constantly changing its mind.



            When I was at Disneyland a few years ago, obviously I was confronted with numerous stuffed mickey mouse figurines. They were all smiling and looking innocently cute. After one of the rides, I went into a store that was nightmare before Christmas themed, and saw creepier – relatively speaking – toys. There was this mickey mouse stuffed animal that was exactly the same…except it had fangs. For some reason, that made all the difference.


day off!!!

As I woke up, I was immensely looking forward to the next 24 hours. I had it all planned out - what I was going to do instead of going to school, who was coming along, and all the logistics of getting where we would be going. Of course, it had taken a while to plan everything, and it had also taken some convincing to get a few of my friends to come along, but I promised myself it would be completely worth it. I got up at the usual time, so as to cause no suspicion, but instead of walking my usual route to school, I met two of my friends on Solano. (Here’s where it becomes implausible – none of my friends can drive yet) We piled into the beat-up yet durable car belonging to one of my friends, and went to our first stop – Fenton’s, the most delicious and outrageously filling ice cream place I know of. They serve breakfast and lunch, yet we had decided on doing something far more interesting and just eating ice cream instead. As we walked into Fenton’s, we received stares of all sorts, both because we would usually be in school, and because we ordered two humongous sundaes to split (at 8:00 in the morning too). Afterwards, we stumbled out, thoroughly stuffed, and went to San Francisco, our next destination.

I know this sounds shallow and typically girly, but went shopping, only in really weird and awesome stores that you’ve never heard of before. We found all sorts of amazing stuff.

         Because there was miraculously no traffic anywhere, by this time it was only 11 or so. Also, I forgot to mention that the weather was far from its usual bay area fog. It wasn’t blindingly hot, but definitely sunny and warm. Using the rest of our time, we went off to Waterworld. I had told my parents I was seeing some friends after school, so there was no need to rush home. Waterworld was very fun, and we went on a crazy amount of rides due to the fact that the lines were extremely short. We needed lots of time to dry off and appear normal upon return, so after getting back we wasted some time on Solano, and went to house of curries for dinner. Mmmm. 

Movie/TV blog

For the ‘twilight’ fans in the class…I apologize in advance.


When a certain young actress (Kristen Stewart) took on the role of a certain character (Bella Swan) in a film adaptation of a hit series, she had no idea what she was in for. Not only would she discover that the roles that catapult you to fame are not always the best ones (in this case, far from it), but she would also discover that according to Stephanie Meyer, vampires are narcissistic and far too obsessed with looking cool and mysterious to actually have something called a personality.

         To all of the twilight fans out there, I’m sorry for the things following in this review. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, and I just happen to think this film could use a bit of improvement…ok. Actually a lot of improvement. Kristen Stewart isn’t bad as Bella, but the material she’s given to work with is far from excellent. As an actor, you act in films…not look blank/mildly scared and whine, which is mainly what Bella does. Robert Pattinson, the male lead, plays Edward, the (supposedly) troubled and mysterious vampire. As I mentioned before, he and the other vampires just end up looking as if they trying too hard to have these aforementioned qualities, which results in a complete lack of personality.

         The film starts out with Bella moving to the dismal and rainy town of Forks. I guess the audience is supposed to think of her as endearing and clumsy, but personally, I thought she was just annoying. She thinks of herself as nothing special in terms of looks, which of course means that all the guys at school are immediately obsessed with her. She makes a few friends, and then meets Edward and his gang of fellow vampire friends. By now, she’s in awe of his mystery (aka lack of personality) and cool good looks; he’s too busy being vacuous to show it, but he’s secretly interested in her as well.

         As Bella and Edward grow closer, they run into another group of vampires (bad ones). These vampires decide it might be fun to track down a human…just because. So, they pursue Bella and the main bad vampire (James) almost kills her. Luckily, her robotic love Edward decides to take a break from trying to look aloofly cool and ends up saving her. James is killed, and his partner in crime, Victoria, gets mad and plots to get revenge. It ends with a seething Victoria watching over them as they mushily dance at prom.

         While this is not the worst movie I’ve ever seen, it’s also far from the best. The actors are given little to work with, and the plot is as clichéd and unoriginal as most other movies out right now   


I decided to write about the “ceci n’est pas une pipe” painting. I like how it’s actually really simple, but the contradiction within the painting makes it interesting. I though it was sort of nonsensical at first (stating the obvious: it says it’s not a pipe, yet it appears to be one) but if you think about it you realize the painting is not actually a pipe, although it’s depicting a pipe.

         I guess he’s trying to say that people should keep art and real life separate, because they aren’t the same thing. However, I don’t think that this concept is all there is to it. This could be completely wrong, but it’s just an idea…

         So. I think this is trying to say that things aren’t always as they appear. This may be thinking too broadly, but it seems that the painting’s message is that at first glance, something might appear different than it actually is. I know that if I look at something quickly, sometimes I don’t fully take all of it in, or I just glance at it really briefly. When I do that, I just see a general view of it, and I don’t stop to think about it too long, because I only looked at it for a second or two. With this painting, if you don’t read the writing, you automatically assume it’s a pipe. Then when you read the writing, you’re reminded and logic takes over: it’s not a real pipe because it’s only a painting of one. I think that the painting sends out a general message to look closely at things and be realistic. It reminds me that the eye and mind can trick you into believing something that you realize is not right after thinking about it again. I think the basic message is that sometimes first impressions of many things can be illogical, even for something as simple as confusing art with the real thing.   


 Just for everyone to know…this is entirely fictitious. A few things happened over the weekend, but I figured it would be more fun to make up something ridiculous.



            Friday night, after I came home, I did the normal things I would do every day. It was around 10:00, so I didn’t want to do any homework or anything sensible like that. Instead, I watched some TV, read a bit, and then went to bed around 11:15. That’s when things started getting incredibly strange. It started out as a normal dream, except for the weird feeling that I wasn’t sure I was dreaming. See, I’d be doing average things such as getting up to get some water, which would make me think I wasn’t dreaming, but then I’d discover that my house was suspended over bright pink cement. After the bright pink cement and other equally out of the ordinary things I was convinced I was dreaming.

Sometimes, in dreams the scenario will just change without any explanation at all; that happened several times in this dream. I went from the suspended house to being on a game show, except it was easily the most extreme game show. It was a basic knowledge sort of game show, except what we had to know really wasn’t that basic. It was actually more like college level. Plus, if I got the most answers wrong out of the other contestants, there were consequences other than being kicked off the show. You could choose which consequence you got, but they were all pretty awful. One was swimming in arctic waters for four hours straight, and another was eating 45 pounds of garlic mayonnaise flavored ice cream. Another was something sort of unimaginative, like being doused with a flamethrower.

            For some reason, I managed to win, but then my dream randomly switched into something else. I was a fish in my dream, except I was able to live out of water for some unexplained reason. I went back and forth between water and land and I made friends with a killer whale. For some reason, the killer whale was actually one of my friends in disguise, which was actually pretty cool. Except in that part of the dream nothing happened. I guess being a fish isn’t that great…not a whole lot to do. Then, I woke up. It was an interesting dream, but I don’t think I’d like to go on that game show anytime soon. 

(short) interview

 1. Who is the most inspiring person (for you personally) in your life? How and why do they inspire you? You may see them as a personal hero or a role model…


I know this sounds cheesy, but my parents are probably the most inspiring people in my life. Honestly, they've done really great things with their life and figured out how to have complete careers as well as a family. They work hard and don't give up easily. Also, both of my parents are reasonable and responsible. These are all traits I would love to posses one day.


2. If you had one weekend to spend 10,000 dollars, and you had to spend it, what would you do/buy?


I might spend a small amount of it on completely ridiculous things, but mainly I would use it to travel. I've never been out of the U.S., and if I had the opportunity to visit other countries, I would definitely take it. Other places in the world seem so fascinating because they're entirely new to me. I would probably travel to Europe (maybe France, Spain, and Greece) and some parts of Asia (Thailand, Japan, and a few others). Since there's so much else out there, it would be amazing to be able to experience it. Part of me would feel guilty having so much money, so I might give some to charity. The rest would be spent being utterly silly, and doing things like taking my friends and family to amusement parks for a week nonstop. 


3. If you could go back in time to change any one event, what would it be, and how would changing it affect the world moving forward FROM THAT POINT?


I know this sounds a bit odd, but my answer for this is just sort of based on 'what if', because it would have such a huge effect if it changed. It's true that there are a lot of horrible events that I could have chosen to eliminate, but this seemed fascinating, so I chose it instead. It would be interesting to see what would have happened if people on the Mayflower had never come to America. Probably someone would have colonized, but it might have been people from someplace else, maybe a remote island, not a larger European nation. Because that' s where U.S. history began, if that was changed it would have a humongous effect on life now. Many people might have different heritages, depending on who colonized, and maybe we never would have broken free from that countries rule. Truthfully it's hard to predict exactly how it would affect life now, but I know that it would be very different.


4. If you could un-invent something, what would it be and why would you un-invent it?


If I could un-invent one thing, it would probably be the atomic bomb. I know there will always be people killing other people, but I feel like that device was really the beginning of humanity being able to wipe out thousands of people instantly. Once the atomic bomb was invented, it became more common, and gradually people began to accept it and the kind of damage it did. Without it, people wouldn't be able to cause destruction so massively, and probably a lot more people would be alive. I know that war and killing will always exist, but without weapons like that war would be forced exist on a much smaller level.


5. What film most accurately resembles your life? Make the connections clear using traits/aspects/characteristics/characters of the film. Consider approaching this a bit like an essay--you must have some concrete details from the film that you connect to concrete details from your life. ELABORATE!

Wow. This is rather difficult. I guess the problem is that most movies have an exciting (or at least semi-exciting) plot, and my life is pretty standard. Most of the movies I watch don't really resemble my life in any way at all. Honestly, no one makes movies about teenagers with normal lives, because frankly it would make a boring movie. Ok. Don't laugh. But I guess the 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' movie is probably the thing that most resembles my life. It's not a favorite movie of mine, but it's about a group of average teenage girls who are great friends, which is pretty much my life right now. For example, in the movies, the main characters are very close friends, and get through difficult times by supporting each other. I'm like that with my friends; the only difference is there are more opportunities for them to show how supportive they are of each other because there's so much more drama. In my life, there's not drama to that extent.


6. SHORT ANSWER: What is the best not chocolate dessert?


Any type of pie, but personally I think fruit pies are the best.



My theme songs

 Just a warning about this blog: some of the songs I choose may be very cheesy or very outdated. However, they’ll have a good message, which I guess is the purpose of this blog. Ok, here are my three songs…


“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”- Bobby McFerrin. For those who aren’t familiar with this song (probably only a few), just reading the title sort of sums up the song. It’s about trying to be optimistic during difficult times, and being happy in everyday life. I know that the message of this song is a bit unrealistic, and no one can achieve it all the time, but I think it’s a good goal to have in general. Obviously, some times it is impossible to “don’t worry, be happy”, but outside of those really depressing events, just trying to be happy seems like a great mindset to have. “In every life we have so much trouble/ when you worry you make it double”. It’s acknowledged that life isn’t easy, but if you’re negative about things, then that just makes it harder to deal with and the original hardship is just made worse. “cuz when you worry your face will frown/ and that will bring everybody down”. I know that when I see people who look upset or in a bad mood, then that mood spreads to me even if I’ve been having a perfectly enjoyable day up until that point. Also, the opposite of that is true too. Seeing people smile and be in a good mood elevates your own mood (for the most part).



“I’ve Just Seen a Face” – The Beatles. Yeah…this is another old song. But it doesn’t really matter. I’m not sure how many people know this song, so I should probably describe what the song is about. I guess it’s sort of about love, but I think its message can be extended past that. It’s about people, and how you may have just met someone randomly, but they can turn out to be an amazing person. In general, I tend to spend the most time with the people I already know, because it’s the easiest thing to do; I think this a tendancy that everyone has. This song talks about even if you’ve never met someone, they could turn out to be someone that could çmake a difference in your life, whether they’re an amazing friend or something else. “I’ve just seen a face/ I can’t forget the time or place where we just met”. Before you meet someone, that person is just another face passing on the street. Once you get to know them, you realize that they’re so much more than that.



“Here comes the Sun” – The Beatles. Wow. You guys must think I’m obsessed with the beatles. Truthfully, I’m not actually all that obsessive; this song just seemed like it had a good one to choose. Going back to being optimistic…anyway. This song is about how things will eventually get better (represented by the sun in the song). “Here comes the sun, and I say it’s alright”. Even if life currently sucks (no other way to put it) it’ll get better. There’s no guarantee it’ll be immediate, but after a certain point things are bound to improve. “…It’s been a long, cold, lonely winter…sun, sun, here it comes”. The “winter” is the difficulties of life, which may go on for a long time; however, the sun 
 Ok. SO….fashion. I guess I should really start with preschool and before, even though that’s when my memory is the most foggy. Anyways…



            I remember wearing cutesy dresses, tops, leggings, skirts and hats, even though hats were probably my mortal enemy at the time. I was a big fan of any clothing article with cats on it. Dogs were good too, but cats were the favorite. My mom would dress me in things she thought were really cute; some of them were, for toddler-wear, but some of them just looked…weird. Honestly that’s probably the only word I could use to describe it. For example, sometimes I would wear a very loud patterned skirt with an equally patterned top. To be fair, some of this was probably my own doing. I’m hoping that when we were little we all thought it was cool to match extremely unmatchable clothes, but it could just be me. To sum it up: preschool = badbadbad fashion times (partly my parents and partly me and my dormant fashion sense) .


Elementary School:

            I consistently wore dresses with cute things like flowers and animals on them until about 3rd grade. At that point I decided that dresses were 1) not letting me move around enough and 2) way too prissy. Considering I still loved skirts, which are pretty much the same basic idea, this statement makes no sense (yet another example of my superior logic as a little kid).

            A lot of my clothes came from target; I thought they were the very definition of cool, but looking back on them I now realize they’re either so sugary-sweet it makes you want to gag, or just ugly. I liked to wear everything one color sometimes too, but most of the time it was worse than that. I would often wear mid-length socks and a skirt, both with awful patterns, or really beat up jeans and the frilliest daintiest top imaginable (again, my illogical reasoning was that frill was ok as long as it wasn’t on a dress) Probably only 10% of my wardrobe was even moderately ok. Fifth grade…things started to get a little better. Still, that’s not saying a whole lot.


Middle School:

            6th grade and 5th grade were basically the same thing in terms of fashion sense. Sweat pants (in bright colors), tee shirts, a sweater or two, all in VERY bright colors. I had a few pairs of shorts, and I gradually became more prone to jeans, this increasing in 6th grade. 7th grade was when I started to care about how I looked, and I enjoyed clothes more in general. Tee shirts and jeans were a big portion of my wardrobe, but they were ones that actually fit well; I stopped shopping in the section meant for 7-10 year olds, even though I could still wear some sizes. During 8th grade I wore a variety of shirts: polos, sweaters, tee shirts, tank tops, etc. Before then I really dressed very cutesy because it was what I had to wear. By 8th grade I made a conscious decision to actually dress my age. That was when fitted jeans, jean shorts, sweaters that were actually cute, and short sleeved shirts of different styles replaced worn out sweat pants and tee shirts that I bought as a two and a half years before.

High School:

            9th grade was a lot like this year…I wore more skinny jeans towards the end of 9th grade, and this year I got a really great coat that actually might make me look a bit older than I am. That’s definitely a welcome change, considering that a year ago, someone mistook me for a 9 year old. To make that even worse, it was someone I knew. Now I feel short. 

I guess to sum it up: 

1. Preschool - no fashion sense. Example: pink polka dot shirt, plaid skirt, leggings with ponies on them, all at the same time
2. Elementary School - still no fashion sense. dresses to a certain point, then just bad clothes. Example: sweat pants with a tee shirt with a puppy and a heart on it
3. Middle School - the beginning of good clothes. I started wearing jeans, and towards the very end of middle school I wore some things pretty similar to the style of clothes i wear now
4. High School - normal clothes. I buy from some brands, but most of my clothes are from places like target, H&M, and forever 21.  

Interview #3

THE RULES: I am not going to ask "why" at the end of every question. I expect you to answer "why." To receive credit, please give thoughtful, supported answers. I'm sure that you'll have more to say in some answers than others... And you can skip 1 question. Those are the rules.



1. Do you believe in karma?


      I don’t really believe in karma. There have been incidents I’ve either experienced or heard of where it sounds a lot like karma. However, those really haven’t occurred that often, so it’s not enough to make me believe in karma as a rule (I don’t really have that much proof it exists).

Basically, I think there can be times when it seems like karma exists but those are just weird coincidences, not anything I would except as proof that it’s real.


2.  What one current event in any aspect of world news do you think is being most neglected or underrepresented?


      At the risk of sounding like a total hippie, I’d probably say global warming. I know that people are trying to be more “green” but the fact is that a lot of the things that cause global warming are still going on, even though there’s supposedly more awareness about it. If things get worse, there will definitely be consequences. We don’t really see them now, but in the not too distant future they’ll become more obvious.


3.  If you could have any one superpower, what would it be and why?


      There are so many amazing superpowers to choose from. Flying or teleportation would be cool in different ways. Teleportation would be practical, and I could teleport myself to class so I wouldn’t be late, or if I felt like it I could teleport myself to someplace halfway around the world (ok, that’s not so practical). Flying would just be fun, and it seems like it would be such a thrill, like a roller coaster only a billion times better. Both powers are awesome, so I guess I’ll just leave it at having either one.


4. If you could invite any 5 famous people or characters to your birthday party, who would you pick?


      First of all, I would pick Homer from the Simpsons. He’s a total idiot, but I think he could do a good job of being extremely entertaining. Bart from the Simpsons would be very entertaining too, but in a sarcastic and clever (sometimes not so clever) way instead of an idiotic way like Homer. MICHEAL JACKSON!!!! noooo I’m so kidding about that. I would want Dory from Finding Nemo as long as there was a water source so she wouldn’t die. Dory’s fabulous in her own unique way, and she would make it fun. Wow I’m running out of people. UMMMM maybe Superman, just so I could say I met superman. It would be interesting to see if he’s actually just super-heroic all the time or if he can be lazy or sarcastic or anything other than what you see in movies.

Spiderman too because I’m running out of ideas and I would want to have him teach me how to have his superpower.  


5.  If you could live in any film or book, what would you select? Would you want to be one of the characters, or would you want to be you (introduced as a new character)?

      This is tough. I love dramatic, sometimes tragic movies, but I’m not sure I’d want to have to experience all the tragic events that go on in those movies. It’s the same with books too. Hmmm….can I choose a TV show? If I could I guess I might choose either Family Guy or the Simpsons. South Park is great too but I’m not sure I would be able to live in that all the time, mainly because I would just get sooooo annoyed by Cartman. Anyways…that was me rambling. So I’m saying the Simpsons actually. It seems like such a silly and wonderful world and plus I would want to have the ability to be that witty everyday/all the time. I like both Lisa and Bart, so maybe I’d want to be one of them.


6.  Who of your friends would make the best president? I can't wait to know why.


      Either Brisa or Antonio. Antonio because he actually is the president of our class, and he seems interested in that area of work. Plus I just think he’d be good at it. Brisa is really assertive (notice how I’m not saying bossy) and she’s organized, which are other great qualities you would want a president to have. Also, both of them are smart, which I think has to be a given in order to be a good president. Some presidents we’ve had have been not so smart (not naming any names, but I think everyone knows who I’m talking about) and that turned out disastrously.


7.  I used to always trip out that my strawberry Chapstick tasted so strongly like strawberries (and why was I eating so much Chapstick?). Then I realized that it wasn't the taste that was strong; it was the smell. They say that smell is the strongest sense (and I agree). What is your favorite smell? USE CONNOTATIONS, FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE, OR ANALOGY in your (butter) saucey answer.


      I know this is vague, but delicious food smell is my favorite smell.

I’m such a fan of food that it can be sweet, spicy, tart, practically anything. I’m not too fond of bitter though. Or durian or reallyreally stinky cheese. Once my mom got some durian because she loves it and I almost died when I walked in the house. I could seriously feel my nose wanting to just escape from my face until the awful smell went away.

I guess if I had to narrow it down I would choose spicy because spicy food is my favorite as of now. Spicy food is so enticing and the complete opposite of bland. It’s interesting and mouthwatering and makes me really hungry.


8.  Ignoring our budget crisis: If you could invent a new class for AHS to teach, what would it be? 


      I would want a class specializing in animals. I know from experience that some of the curriculum in AP bio covers that, but it never gets that specific. Maybe anatomy is more like this class, but I heard it’s pretty easy, and I would want this fictional class to be challenging. I have no idea what to title it, but I would want it to focus on different types of animals, especially wild animals, not just your average house pets. It might be AP because then more people would actually take it (it’s sort of aggravating how people sign up for something only because it’s AP, but it’s sort of a fact of life that no one can do anything about). 


9.  Identify any symbol from any film ever (pick your favorite if you can think of many from which to choose). Identify what it means and why you picked it.


This is my skip question.


10. Will humankind still exist in 300 years?


      Hopefully. I won’t be around to experience it, but I would still want life to exist. There are so many things that could wipe out the human race, like global warming or some sort of mass war. However, if none of those things wipe us out, then I think humankind will still exist. Or there could be another apocalyptic event that I didn’t think of that just suddenly kills everyone. Cheery thought, right?


11. What is the most embarrassing song to ever grace your IPOD? Why was it there, may I ask?


      Ok…I’d have to say some really old Britney Spears. I might even have a whole CD of Britney from a long time ago. I think it’s something like ‘One more time’ and ‘Oops I did it again’. I hardly ever listen to it, so it just sort of takes up space on my iPod. I think one of my parents had it, and then I just put it on my itunes because I thought it would be funny and back then I had just gotten my ipod so a had a whole lot of room to fill. 


12. Did you support your answers?


      Yes. Some more so than others, but I think I still supported them all.

pomegranate ice cream = yumyumyum

 I guess I’ve sort of been procrastinating about this blog because the topic is difficult. It’s not hard to write about because I’m not a big fan of food; instead it’s the opposite. Putting it plainly, almost all food is delicious, so it’s sort of hard for me to choose. Or should I say, almost all good food is delicious. Eh…that’s badly worded. Ok, let’s say you made something that sounded and looked (from the picture) like it would be the best food creation on this planet, but then you’re a horrible cook, so you ruined it. Obviously, that would not be at all delicious. Anyways, I’m rambling, so now I’ll get back to the main topic. It’s hard for me to narrow it down because I like so many types of food. And that’s excluding dessert.

            I think if I had to choose one type of favorite food, it would be ice cream. To start with, it’s deliciously refreshing, and comes with so many versatile toppings that practically no one will be able to resist it. Ice cream is one of the few foods that lets you choose completely how you want it to be. You choose the base flavor, and then add toppings of your choice. If you don’t want nuts or a maraschino cherry, then you don’t have to have it. However, if you’ve been craving butterscotch sauce, then all you have to do is pour it over the rich, delectable ice cream and watch the sauce slowly trickle down the side of the ice cream, mingling with the ice cream and alluringly adding in it’s own sweet, yummy flavor.

            Imagine it’s the hottest day you’ve ever experienced, and the air is rancid with the sweat of everyone having to endure the heat; you feel as if you’re being physically pummeled by the sun and it’s malicious, scorching rays of heat. You’re practically suffocating, and, gasping for breath, you realize you need to find a cool, air conditioned place – fast. Finally, you spot an ice cream parlor and sprint over to it, not caring whether or not they serve something horrible, like chili and chicken flavored ice cream, just wanting to escape the evil heat. As you stride into the parlor, you’re bombarded with cool air, which is all you need to convince yourself to stay and get an ice cream. After glancing at the flavors (mint chip, vanilla caramel swirl, green tea, raspberry sorbet, chocolate fudge, espresso, peanut butter, blackberry (with real fruit)) you decide to ask for samples of a select few. The green tea is delicious, rich and creamy, and the chocolate fudge is rich but not over the edge. Finally, you spot one in the corner, with just a few scoops left. It’s labeled ‘Pomegranate’ and filled with intrigue, you decide to try it.

As you slip the petite sample spoon and the ice cream into your mouth, you encounter the most astounding and succulent taste sensation that has ever existed. You first taste the sweet and creamy flavor that all delectable ice cream possesses, but then come across the tart, refreshing, almost surprising pomegranate component. The sweet flavor is delicious and rich, but doesn’t go overboard on the richness. The tart flavor catapults you out of your sleepy, suffocating summer day and into an invigorating new world where you truly feel alive. Separately, the two are still luscious, but when put together the sweet and tart elements complement each other perfectly, almost clashing, but just enough to elevate the taste to the next level of fabulousness.

            Immediately, you know this is THE ice cream for you. Stammering from the taste explosion, you order the biggest size imaginable, complete with whipped cream, crunchy chocolate cookies, and milk chocolate chips to go with it. Rushing back to your seat along with this awe-inspiring ice cream sundae, you begin to eat, absorbing the chocolateyness of the the cookies and chocolate chips, and the creamy and unhealthy (the kind that makes it taste better) whipped cream. They improve the already amazing ice cream so much; with them the pomegranate ice cream gets the addition of the deep rich creaminess of the whipped cream and the chocolate makes it more delicious with the amazing and unexplained almost addictive flavor that chocolate has. After 55 bites of this extraordinary ice cream sundae, you finish, each bite being an exquisite combination of rich, tart and chocolatey goodness. Now, only one thing left to do: order another one.

By the way, I did try pomegranate ice cream once. BEST THING OF MY LIFE.