If you don't know what I'm talking about, please go read The Hunger Games. It's a fantastic book. I don't feel like blogging about the Hunger Games, though, because of all the movie hype. EVERYONE is talking about it.
Right now, I'm reading "The Hunger Pains," a hilarious parody starring "Kantkiss Neverclean" from District 12, the undesirable telemarketing district. This book is the newest parody from the Harvard Lampoon, whom you might know as the author of "Nighlight," the Twilight parody.
It's freaking hilarious, people.
But besides that. Hunger Games are way too overdone at the moment (I'm seeing the movie tomorrow!) Instead, let's talk about more awesome things, like, um...did you know it was 80 degrees yesterday?
This is pitiful. I'm so pathetic that I'm talking about the weather.
So, do you guys remember about a month ago, when I posted about President's Day and listed all the US presidents in order from memory? Well, that skill came in handy recently. Sort of. Ish.
I had a vocab quiz in American Lit, and my teacher included a random bonus question: "Who is Sylvia Ward?"* The name sounded familiar, but I wasn't sure who it was. So, instead, I wrote the following:
"I'm not really sure who Sylvia Ward is. Sorry. I instead propose a new bonus question: 'List all the US presidents in order.'" And I then proceeded to list them all on my test.
I didn't expect points or anything, but the next day in class, my teacher says "I was grading the vocab quizzes last night, and there were some...interesting responses to the bonus question. For example, Anne said..." And she told the class my answer.
It was hilarious and my face turned totally red. She didn't give me points, but I got a smiley face on my paper. It was kind of funny. Well, a lot.
Have you ever put "questionable" answers down on tests? How did it work out? All my friends were just like, "you're so nerdy" and I answered "yeah, I know." One friend, who shares my history-geekiness, agreed that I was a genius, which was quite nice.
*In case you wanted to know, Sylvia Ward Dr. Heidegger's lover in the story "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Kudos to you if you knew that!