Month: March 2016

The Jewish Club

Unfortunarelly, I don’t have an insane near death experience xperience to blog about as I normally do, since this week’s activity fell through the holes a little bit. As I was brainstorming about things that I would normally not think of doing, I came across the idea of going to the Jewish club at SBHS at lunch. Apparently, a Rabbi comes with some home baked pizza to give out to the kids who go. This was great since I could knock out a blog post, learn about a religion, and get free pizza.

However, after 10 minutes of searching around the campus and looking in the room that it was supposed to be held in, I realized that I wasn’t going to find it without some help. After asking a few people, I finally found the classroom.

The room that it was being held in was, in fact, the room that I had originally thought it was in. It sat down in the back of the classroom, and observed Rabbi-less room. The kids eating lunch were also watching some tv show. After about 5 minutes, I decided that there was clearly no Jewish club here.I later found out that the club had been canceled that day. It’s a shame, since they could’ve gotten a new convert today.

   
   

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Adult Coloring Book Club

While looking up events to go to in Santa Barbara, I was hoping to find something a little more out there, and I found exactly what I wanted. It was an Adult coloring book club. Apparently, drawing in coloring books can reduce stress and be extremely relaxing, and there seems to be a growing fan base for this activity, apart from toddlers. I really didn’t know if this is something that I wanted to spend time on, since this seemed like a pretty hit or miss activity. But whatever. I am willing to go through a river or lava to preserve the unwavering devotion of my fans.

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So I roll up to the joint, and I walk into the library, where it is hosted. In the middle of the room there was a table with coloring books and supplies The age range was probably about 30-80 years old, and as a talked to people, I realized that I was not alone in coming here for my first time. However, some of the people I talked to were regulars, and preached the benefits of coloring books.

As I started to draw, I realized that it was relaxing, but the stress of a full chapter of world history notes to do when I got home did not go away. In all, the experience was quite interesting and fairly relaxing, but I realized that I was out of practice in my coloring abilities. Below is what I got done in one full hour. My preschool self would be disappointed in me. I guess I’ll just have to go back to practice.

MRI? More like MR Why

If you have abnormal eye movement, like I apparently do, then you probably had to get an MRI to make sure nothing is seriously messed up. This is what I had to do, and going into the office, I expected to just be sitting in a machine for an hour, relaxing. It didn’t seem that hard.

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Oh boy

I was led into a room, and stripped of my clothes, and then ushered into a room with some kind of portal that was going to scan my brain waves or something like that. I was given some headphones to listen to music, and decided on Pink Floyd, to help the time go by. However, once inserted into the machine, I realized how futile the music was. The machine began making horrible beeping and screeching sound. Why this was necessary was beyond me, and as I lay in there I began to ponder whether I really needed to be in this machine. The noises were so intrusive, and staring up at the roof of the MRI was so boring, that I was genuinely excited when they took me out to give me an injection. Then back in I went.

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“Here put this on. We want you to feel exposed”

This experience thoroughly persuaded me to avoid putting myself in a situation that would result in an MRI, and I would encourage all of you to do the same.

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Almost felt like I was about to go on a roller coaster. Little did I know…

Farm Grown vs. Fly Infested

I remember the farmers market being a mile long exhibit with massive tents and hundreds of different food items. However, this is not what I was expecting since I was 5 the last time that I went. 

When I arrived with @camblogit, I realized that I was correct in my prediction of over imagining it. The whole thing is about two blocks, and the tents were pretty average sized. We started walking down the street, and the first thing we noticed was how many strawberry vendors there were. 

If you are in a pinch with money, I suggest that you not go to the farmers market to but your food. It’s quite expensive. This is why, after spending $5 on a slice of pie no bigger than my finger, I realized that there must be another way to get healthy, tasty food. That is when j saw it. The 99 cent plus store. This store is unlike any other. You can buy 5 packs of ramen with just 1 dollar! This is obviously the Promised Land. However, I quickly realized the problems with this store. 
  
                         The forbidden fruit

Yes, this is what you think it is. All over the produce section were hordes of flies. This was enough to drive me away, but not before buying lucky charms (which turned out not to be lucky charms. Sad, I know), and a couple various snack related items. 

  
         Farmers market 1.      99 cent store 0

As you can see from the picture above, the farmers market has oranges that seem to be a bit less disease ridden. 

So, if you are looking for a quick cheap snack, which may or may not be covered in mold, 99 cent store is the place for you. However, if you want something that won’t give you the plague, but requires a bit more dough, I’d recommend the farmers market, and I’m sure your body would thank you.