Save Me From Myself

We just got our test grades back from our last Math for Elementary Education test, and I made a 93. Some of my classmates in my group text are going, “Yes! I made a 87!” and are getting comments like, “Woohoo!” and “You go, girl!” and meanwhile, I’m sitting here thinking, “Wonder what I missed. I’ve got to do better. There were just four points between me and a B.” Don’t worry, I definitely do not tell my classmates that I’m (mildly) disappointed about a 93.

During the first week of Spring classes, my American Literature instructor asked me what I made in my last English class. I told him I made a 99. He said that means I had to have made a high A on every test and essay, and I probably wouldn’t be able to do that in his class. We have had one test and one essay so far, and I made a 100 and a 96 respectively. Looks like I’m doing what he said I probably wouldn’t be able to do; however, his comment gave me anxiety. I stressed about both of these assignments and worried while I awaited the grades, even though I knew I had done my best.

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Site Updates

Hey guys, some updates have piled up, so I decided to just list them all in a new entry.

The About page has been restructured. I moved information on the website up and information on myself down. I want visitors to be able to figure out what this website is about pretty quickly, and with it being below the information on me, it was kind of hidden before.

I worked recaps into the website description because although I didn’t plan on it, they have become a major feature of this website. I have thoroughly enjoyed recapping Fear Street books, Goosebumps books, and most recently Captain Planet episodes. I feel like I’m reliving my childhood on this website through these series, and it’s a lot of fun. I’m going to keep going. They each have pages in the main navigation that introduce the series and link to all of the recaps.

I added anyone who has commented more than once to my Blogroll on the Links page. If anyone I don’t have linked would like to exchange links, let me know! I would love to network with more bloggers.

Captain Planet: A Hero For Earth

A Hero For EarthI have been wanting to rewatch Captain Planet and the Planeteers for a while. After seeing enthusiasm for the show in comments and getting messages from people about the show after my last entry on super heroes, I decided I am going to recap this entire show like I’m doing the Goosebumps book series. It allows me to explore something else I love and have strong nostalgic feelings about, and it will hopefully fill out SHARKBOY with some more, diverse content. I like exploring this stuff I used to love as a kid. I feel like I’m reliving my childhood through these series on this site, and it makes me happy to see that some of you are, too.

This series was my absolute favorite cartoon growing up. Some of my earliest TV memories are of this show. It had an interesting premise, it was very well made, and it had an important message that resonated with kids from all over the world: don’t litter, turn the water off while you brush your teeth, walk or ride a bike rather than drive (cause we were driving when we watched this as kids)… Basically, do your part to save the world; every little action helps. Despite its greatness, it was at times cringe-worthy, unintentionally funny, and ridiculous. You’ll see. I still love it.

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My Favorite Super Heroes

Here is the post I had planned for yesterday. I’ve been writing a lot about Goosebumps and Fear Street, and while I still plan to continue making my way through those series, I want to write about something different every now and then to show you more things I’m into so that you can get to know me a little better. I grew up loving super heroes like many kids in America. There’s something about a (often) masked crusader fighting for good against evil that is exciting. Secret identities, powers bestowed upon individuals that seem more like an unwanted responsibility than something fun, and some of the best villains imaginable… I love super hero stories.

In this entry, I’m going to count down my top five favorite super heroes. My list might surprise you.

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Financial Woes

I had a completely different post planned for today, but something happened that is preventing me from thinking of much else: my identity has been stolen. I found out today because I have credit monitoring and was notified when both Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile ran checks on my credit. I have my cell phone through AT&T and have been with them since I was 18; I haven’t even looked around at other cell providers, so I knew something was amiss. I was on the phone with Verizon, who were useless and tried to convince me that my credit had not been ran by them, when I got a call on the other line from a Verizon store somewhere in Florida telling me I was approved for the iPhones I had ordered and would be called when they come in. I let the guy know I’m in South Carolina and was not just in his store. He told me that someone had an ID with my name and address, and was using my social security number and date of birth. I freaked out and didn’t ask him questions I should have. I tried to call the number back, but my only options after calling were to listen to the store hours, or be directed to Verizon’s general customer service number.

I called the three major credit bureaus and put a fraud alert on my credit. I plan to actually freeze my credit because I won’t be buying anything in the near future that needs it. This whole situation is scary and annoying. I don’t know what else I can do about it. I tried to call the sheriff’s department in the city in Florida I got a call from, and they told me I would need to file a police report in my own county and state. This is frustrating because I don’t know who to file a police report against. Nothing has been bought with my credit yet, and no new lines have been opened, so I don’t even know what I’d write on a police report. Sigh. Does anyone have experience with this? Do you have advice?

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