Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Drama and Debate

Memory Day:

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.

“Yes,”I said.

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!


Anonymous said...

I'm the one who feels special, being greeted in a post like that :D thanks

I remember that memory of yours x) I don't know what post I read it in, but I did

I kinda like discussing, but not really debating ^_^" I must be really into it at the time, which I rarely am. you seem like an awesome debater

practice for Mulan? as in Disney's Mulan?

it's cool about the stress leaving =)

Cassie said...

you still never told what those texts said. does someone have a crush on me? j/k lol. my mom and dad were so happy for us :D

Kendra Logan said...

Krevan: Cool!

Oh, wow, really? Lol, I didn't know I'd used it already! My memory is failing XD

Thanks! I definitely love it.

Yeah! I auditioned for my first play a month or so ago, and I got the part as a hairdresser for Mulan. I have a little singing by myself :O And I'm in the enssamble. Yay!

It is :)

Cassie: Lol, that's what the text said (something to that effect XD). Who knows how accurate/truthful it is!

Cassie said...

that someone has a crush on me or someone else? i was just kidding. lol

Kendra Logan said...

Oh, lol, no, on ME. Sorry. I read your comment wrong. Sorry!

Kendra Logan said...

Oh, no, on ME. Sorry, I read your comment wrong! Sorry!

Cassie said...

i knew that couldn't be right lol :)

Anonymous said...

you must have, or else I wouldn't recall it ^_^

cool, congratulations!

Anonymous said...

I took that hero quiz and:

You are the Anti-Hero!

You're a bit of a loner, aren't you? Somehow, hanging out with the hero's clique isn't your cup of tea. You don't mind helping him out now and then, but you probably don't want to get too close or involved.

Oh, and all the fans know that you are infinitely cooler than the hero. So hah.

the html thingy had this in it:

I'm the Anti-Hero
Alone, broody, and so insanely cool it hurts.

XD I didn't know I was the anti-hero... somehow I like that =)

Kendra Logan said...

Lols! I love that! The Anti-Hero.

LazyKing said...

haha very witty!!
And it's fascinating that you can remember when you were 2 years old.
I cant even remember when I was 4. lol