Hmm...Ah, I've got a good one ;D
When I was little, I was very persuasive. I remember multiple times when I tricked the babysitter into letting me do things I wasn’t supposed to, but the funniest instance occurred when my grandparents were babysitting me. I was about two at the time. I told them I was thirsty, and so my grandfather and I went to the fridge to get something for me to drink. I spotted a bottle of something that looked interesting in the fridge.
“That,” I said. “I want some of that, please.” I can remember my grandfather’s confused and hesitant frown.
“Your mother lets you drink lemon juice?” he asked.
I put on my most solemn face and nodded.
After a moment of convincing, my grandfather poured me a Sippy cup of lemon juice. I’m not sure if he really believed me, or just decided to humor me, but either way, the lemon juice was awful. I remember thinking that next time I should probably be careful what I persuade people of.
Hey, y'all! Thanks for your encouraging words these last few days!! Your awesome comments have helped me out more than you know :) Feel special XD
Debate went very well today. My partner (Cassie Roads) and I won!! The debate was:
Resolved: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) should be abolished.
We were affirmative, and our points were that the NEA should be abolished because...
1. It's unfair to force the American people to support the NEA through their tax dollars when they might not agree with the art being promoted.
2. The NEA is unnecessary, and it's silly for us to be putting our money toward something unnecessary when we could be paying off America's GIANT debt.
3. The NEA is unconstitutional, because the Constitution clearly states that unless specifically said to be the government's job, the power rests with the people. The Constitution does not say anything about the government supporting art, so the government should stay out of it.
We won our debate :) Yay! It definitely helped that I agreed with our side. I do believe that the NEA should be abolished.
Cross examining my opponent was my favorite part XD I love cross x. I love leading people to agree with harmless little points, and then asking them a question that proves MY point, only I've gotten them to sort of say they agreed with it already.
Me (who thinks government support should be removed from artists): "Would you say that art is important in American society?"
Opponent (who wants government funding to continue): "Oh, yes!"
Me: "But is it VERY important?"
Opponent: "Yes. It is VERY important in today's society."
Me: "So if art is VERY important for Americans today, don't you think it will flourish without government support?"
XD Not too original, but that's how I roll.
Anyway, today has been pretty good. Other classes were kind of boring, but whatever. Oh, there is a bit of drama going around. *rolls eyes* Involving texting using other peoples' cell phones, and crushes that may or may not be real...
-.- Drama, drama, drama. *sigh* And we're usually so good at staying away from this kind of junk between each other. I don't want to think this, but I do believe it has a lot to do with one our our new classmates. *shrug* I repeat: whatever :P
I have play practice for Mulan tonight! Yay! 7-9:30pm. Long one :-/ Oh well. Still fun.
Uhm...Sorry for rambling about mostly nothing. Stress is slowly leaving, yay. Debate was a lot of pressure.
Thanks again for all your wonderful comments, and welcome back to the blogosphere, Krevan!