Perceptions of Myself
By: Tori Ott
ANIMALS, ANIMALS, ANIMALS!
I also have two cats: Patches, a five and a half year old calico, with beautiful coloring, and a grey/black kind of skinny seven and a half year old tabby, Socks. Just like with Dusty, we've had Socks for as long as I can remember. But, for all the time we've had her, she is so skittish, but sometimes it is and can be very funny. Also, for some reason, she loves to chew hair; we gave Socks her name by the white spots on her feet that look like socks. It is also very funny; whenever she may be scared or worried or even angry, her tail will poof out to at least twice its size; we call it "big tail". We have had Patches for at least five years now, and we love her. She is so soft and she and Socks get along so well, but just like Socks, she has a weird thing she likes: feet. She always rubs our feet and she will just love feet. We gave Patches her name because her name was originally Annie, but we didn't think that name would fit, and we saw the blots on her fur, and we named her Patches.
I love all of my pets so much and I would not trade them for hardly anything, they are that great, and I want to stay with all of them for a long time to come if possible.
Dusty and Shelby
We were able to get some pics of Shelby (reddish, girl) and Dusty (brown and white, boy). They are so great together and they are both so cute!
This is Socks, she is a girl. See why we named her that? You can also call her the "Al Kitty Terrorist"
This is Patches who is a beautiful little girl, AKA the "Kung Fu Kitty," (nickname courtesy of dad, all of them.)
Dusty and Shelby
I love fruits, mainly because they are sweet! I like peaches, pears, bananas, apples, strawberries, kiwi, sometimes watermelon, sometimes grapes.
I love lots and lots of pasta, and I don't think that's just because I am part Italian
Chocolate and Sweets
I definitely love chocolate and sweets, like brownies and ice cream, and just chocolate in general. If you have ever been to, or are going to go to Olive Garden, you should try their Chocolate Mousse Dolcini!
Having time limits! I am not very good with certain time limited projects. I most of the time will feel like I am rushed with things.
Not having ANY $$$ bothers me very much, unless it is very worth it, needed, or necessary. I always like to be able to have at least a little money at hand, or at ready for use.
I also do not like nonsensical requests. For example, there are like 20 clocks around you, digital and otherwise, even watches they can look at. "Hey, you! Can you tell me what time it is?" "NO! LOOK AT A CLOCK! LOOK AT A WATCH!" That is just how I feel with that sometimes.
I also really like Phillip Phillips and his song Gone Gone Gone. It is a very catchy song, and I love it so much. I also like Train, and their songs Drive By and 50 Ways to Say Goodbye... theirs are very FUNNY.
Some Things That I Will Think About
A Little Bit About My Family
My mom has an in-home daycare, with at least five, if not six, preschoolers, and she loves it! She also has an assistant, which at times, can be really helpful and really fun! I help her a lot in the daycare, and we like it. My mom went to Mansfield High School, and then to Angelo State University for where she graduated college.
My sister, Tina, is 18, and she is always busy! She takes college classes, she has a job, she has so much stuff to do, yet she is still able to balance it fairly well. She goes to college at North Lake Community College, and she likes it pretty okay. She is taking biology, which is pretty good, and a biology lab, which she likes a lot more, she takes English, which she is doing well in but it is not exactly her favorite, and she is taking speech, which she is doing pretty good in as well.
My dad works for a company called Information Builders Incorporated, or IBI for short, which he is a very big part of. He gets lots of pressure put on him and he is almost always traveling at least every other week. But he tries his best to balance everything as best he can. I really enjoy when he can do stuff with us.
My True Colors and Multiple Intelligences
My true colors are green and blue on the actual test, but on my go to your corner, I am gold, orange, and green. Orange means that you are (at least from your eyes) flexible, and easy-going, you have a playful attitude, like exploring new possibilities, a clever and good negotiator, you are open to change, you have many interests, are able to do many things, you value freedom, are bold and assertive, you are fun-loving and enjoy life, and you are independent. Gold means that you are persistent, you are goal-oriented, you are traditional, know right from wrong, you are definitely realistic, which I am, you are dependable, follow a routine, and have leadership ability, which I think and hope I do. And finally, green means that you are confident, mentally tough and strong, logical and rational, visionary and inventive, you are self-controlled, have objectives, have abilities to reprimand, which I try not to do too much or too harshly, you have high expectations, you are knowledgeable, and that you think deeply. I try to live up to a good bit of the features of my colors if I can...
Some of My Favorite Things
I also really enjoy reading, no doubt. I love not like really, really long, but kind of long chapter books, especially the Wolves of the Beyond series by Kathryn Lasky, and Almost Home by Joan Bauer. They are both very good books, and I think that Almost Home is going to be sold at the 2013 Book Fair that is coming up, so you should get it! Some other books by Kathryn Lasky are The Owls of Ga'Hoole! They are all about how two owlets, Soren, a barn owl, and Gylfie, an elf owl, are captured, but then they escape and meet two other owls: Twilight, a great grey owl, and Digger, a burrowing owl, and meet the Gaurdians of Ga'Hoole, too! They go on many adventures and they try to save all of owl kind from the Pure Ones, who are definitely NOT pure, and St. Agelious, where the Pure Ones used to be, and where Soren and Gylfie were captured.
Another book, the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book, "Hard Luck," is also very funny. Greg has to deal with a whole new life thanks to some GIRL! She ruined his life as he knew it, and then, he didn't even know it, but he needed a new friend, and the best he was able to find was FREGLEY. His life was a complete DISASTER.
I also like lots and lots of movies, for example one that I just recently saw, Ender's Game. It is an amazing movie that has action at just about every corner, where these people are trying to wipe out a species of "evil creatures", and they have children train through games to try to help win the war between humans and those creatures. Ender is chosen to lead an entire fleet of very skilled and talented children into very intense like-real battle stimulations to ready him and every other recruit for the real war. This is totally a must-see!
I totally enjoy my fair share of TV shows. For one, I really like Cake Boss: Next Great Baker. Let me tell you, these people go through a LOT. From making wedding cakes to cars to life-size people sculptures, and all out of cake no less, and with at LEAST one person going home each week, it can get very intense! There was even a time when they threw people's beautiful, gorgeous wedding cakes from a ROOF! EVeryone on this show gets put through the wringer, their skills and temper pushed to the limit, and their reputations as bakers put on the line. But, as always, it is an awesome and interesting thing to watch.
I can get a whole bunch of entertainment from a few good games, for one, GRUMPY BEARS! Grumpy Bears is a game that you can get on your phone or tablet where I guess you stole the bears' honey, and now they are chasing you. But, there is a MAJOR twist to this "cat chase mouse" game. The bears, yeah, they're not just on foot, but they are riding motorcycles, and in trucks, and there are bears that will come in that will be absolutely GIGANTIC! Luckily, you get a wide variety choice of weapons, and let me tell you, it can get addictive, believe it or not. The bears also have lots of crazy costumes, from just plain, to blue Mohawks, to USA swim caps!
Also, you HAVE to see a video called Evolution of Music sung by Pentatonix. They are a group of 5 people, and sing a very interesting type of music called acapella, which means for every instrument there WOULD be, they have to use only their VOICES, and these people nail it almost every time. You would not believe how many times I still think there are actual instruments in that video, and I have watched it almost a HUNDRED times! Another one that they sung, was Radioactive. They did not have NO instruments, but it is still really cool! They also have a famous violinist named Lindsey Sterling, and she is amazing as well. If you would like to know, the Pentatonix members' names are: Scott, the tall blond, Avi, the man with the deep voice, Mitch, the man with the glasses, Kevin, the beatboxer, and Kristi, the only girl in the group, so it should not be to hard to identify her.
My Kinda Style
One of my favorite brands of shirts or jeans, also, is Mudd. Me and my sister both like it a lot. We both really think it fits us.
One MAJOR Thing You MIGHT NOT Know About Me
My sister has something like it but not the same, and it called ADD, which is just ADHD without the H. But sometimes, she has things that happen like it, and it will TORTURE her. She and I will both have to be moving something, or like bouncing our legs, where we will move it up and down really fast, to help us concentrate, because if I do not have at least ONE thing moving, especially on STAAR, my mind will, like, go blank, or I will have a "brain lapse".