Hello Students Past!
This blog is for you!  Tell us where you are and what you are doing.  Share a dream or experience or realization.  Remember, a blog is a space to publish reflections and comments.  It is not a chat room.  To be published, please adhere to the following:

1. Write in complete sentences.
2. Avoid text grammar (e.g., lol).  This is, afterall, an educational site.
3. Keep it positive.
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More talk soon,
Mr. Bramwell


  • Jessica Erickson

    Hi Bramwell,

    You blog looks great! Have a fun summer!

    6/25/2008 1:22:18 AM
  • Calvin Dutcher

    Hey everyone,

    Hopefully everyone is enjoying the summer break.

    Mr. Bramwell, your site got a makeover. It looks good.

    Anybody going on some awesome vacations. Tell me where.

    See ya

    7/1/2008 12:21:38 AM
  • Katie Jonas

    Oh My Gosh! Mr. Bramwell! You know the Jonas Brothers concert that we have been talking about for the past few months? Well its almost here! We are all very excited for it! At this moment, the concert is in nine days, fourteen hours, ten minutes, and thirty-six seconds! Calvin, that is my great summer vacation, to Irvine, which is about eight miles away.

    7/2/2008 1:50:11 PM
  • Taylor Serafin

    Hi Mr.Bramwell! I'm so excited for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to come out. It doesnt come out for awhile, but I don't care I'm still really excited! I just got back from my vacation to the Bahamas; it was fun.

    7/3/2008 2:59:38 PM
  • Chelsea Jonas

    Now that I'm done being a techy and stuff, I suppose I should write a real comment.
    Mr. Bramwell, isn't what Katie said just amazing?!
    We have 8 more days (: [Are we allowed to use smiley faces? We should be.]
    Oh and by the way, I didn’t know that you know 'lol'. That’s funny (:
    Oh, and you were right, Mr. Bramwell. Surfing is tight. You are an inspiration! haha. [Can we use” haha”? Is that correct grammar? There are so many questions.] Yeah, I thought I would tell you that, considering I've been surfing all day for the past 5 days and I'm going again tomorrow.
    Anyway, I'm very bored. Isn’t that fabulous? Summer is great. There’s so much Jonas Brothers events, it’s fabulous.
    This comment is getting pointless.

    7/3/2008 10:15:55 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Taylor, the Bahamas! You can't go on a nicer vacation than me. I'm the one with the job. What do people do in the Bahamas?

    CJ, are you taking surfing lessons? Are you pulling my leg? By the way, look back at the last line of your comment. It should say, there are so many JB events... Ya'll have so much to learn.

    7/4/2008 12:13:01 AM
  • Taylor Serafin

    They drive taxis and shuttles in the Bahamas. They go swimming too. The water is so clear! I went to a straw market and people were selling bags, fans, wallets, jewelry, pirated dvds(but I didn't get any because I'm a good child), and other things. The sellers were kind of rude because they really wanted to sell something to you; they were very pushy. I didn't see any surfers. However, a lot of people knew how to sail boats.

    7/4/2008 1:04:12 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    TB, no I am not pulling your leg.
    I was taking lessons, but they ended. So I’ll probably rent a surfboard or something and go back out [by myself/with friends] now that i actually know what to do.
    You said use correct grammar. So I figured 'JB' was inappropriate. :]
    I had to like, re-type my comment over and over because I kept loling and omging.
    So anyway, today I was in this surfing contest thing and it was so rad. I had like 5 minutes left so I knew I could catch like one really tight wave, and this wave was like building up behind me. so I’m like paddling really hard and all the judges are watching so I’m like pressured [laugh out loud] and the wave finally comes and I swear it was like the sickest wave ever. I totally like rode across the face of it standing up for the longest time [which is pretty good considering on Monday I didn’t even know how to get on the board haha.]
    Yeah. You probably don’t care but nobody is on IM hahaha I’m a loner.
    Do you ride long board or short board? How many feet is your board?

    7/4/2008 10:09:21 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    Happy Fifth of July! Okay, so I am in need of very large poster paper. Is there any way that I would be able to go to the school and get the paper, if you would even be able to let me have the paper? It is for a contest about Chevy and Jonas Brothers and going "Green", the winner gets a meet and greet with the Jonas's. If there is any way for me to get the poster paper, if I even can get it, can you tell me por favor.
    And also, Chelsea, Mikayla and Khadija did take surfing lessons with this guy named Cameron in San Onofre.

    7/5/2008 2:41:49 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    yeah dude, surfing's so tight.
    Mr. Bramwell, Katie and I both need poster paper, is that okay? Because it's for our concert and we're making one huge poster. Around what hours are you there/what days?
    6 days til we see them :]
    This is very very random, but I dont know what to wear! Could you help me, Mr. Bramwell?
    That would be fabulous :]

    7/6/2008 6:44:05 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Hey, Mr. Bramwell! You got a blog! And gave the website a makeover! It looks great. Hope everyone's summer is going well!

    By the way, Chelsea is sort of a "tech-ie" so ask her any questions you need help with that is computer/electronic stuff.

    - JacquelynFaith

    7/7/2008 3:16:07 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi Faith! What are you going to do with your summer? What are you paying attention to? Yea, I didn't know it, but CJ is a bit of a "techie."

    7/7/2008 10:40:04 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    Okay. Pssht. [that wasn't correct grammar. please dont disapprove my comment because of that :D]
    1) I am NOT a techie. Im smart-ish in computers. I dont even know why.
    2) Mr. Bramwell, I stopped by your classroom today, and you werent there! :O
    That's probably because it was like 7 PM. But Katie and I are coming over tomorrow, so if you arent there then uh. okay. hahaha.
    3) Mr. Bramwell, I still need help on what to wear to the concert! :]

    7/8/2008 12:07:52 AM
  • Katie Jonas

    Hey,Chelsea and I want to go over to the school tomorrow 5/8, to get poster paper. We don't know if you are going to be there or not, so it will be like a surprise. We should have a party, because then we could rave. That would be nice. SHould I bring the glowsticks?Can you believe that our concert is this Saturday? We are uber excited. Wow I just realized that today is 07/07/08. Thats amazing. That means that last year it was 07/07/07. That is way cool.So in conclusion to this uber long comment, Chelsea and I are coming to hunt you down tomorrow for poster paper, our Jonas Brothers concert is on Saturday, and it is 07/07/08 today, which is exactly a year from last year.

    7/8/2008 1:32:04 AM
  • JacquelynFaith

    I'm actually reading The Twilight Saga this summer. It's a very popular book that can be very addicting.
    I'm also training for a half-marathon with my mom when the weather is not too hot to run a few miles.
    What are you doing over summer, Mr. Bramwell?

    - JacquelynFaith

    7/8/2008 1:42:09 PM
  • MrBramwell

    JF, I'm reading a book titled "A New Earth." It's a pyschological/philisophical read about ego and the damage it does intrapersonally and within society. I have been getting gobs of exercise- surfing, tennis, volleyball. I'm going rockclimbing for a week and am giving thought to additional excursions.

    CJ, have your mommy help you with your outfit. I do think you should wear something clean.

    7/8/2008 3:36:48 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    Well I narrowed it down to 3 shirts I'm thinking about. ones white, and two are blue. Of course they'll be clean. My mommy said she would help me but i also need advice from you! hahahaha
    By the way [btw ooh rebel], Katie and I are coming to your classroom right now. Im literally putting my sandals on right now. So if your not there then this will be awkward.
    See you sometime soon I guess?

    7/8/2008 4:46:06 PM
  • Julie Cullen

    Hola Mr. Bramwell! I just read all the comments and Chelsea is too addicted to the Jonas Brothers. But anyway, [ugh, I was going to say "anywho" but that's not a word] I've been reading the Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer [the same saga Jackie is reading] and it's one of the best series I've ever read. Stephenie Meyer makes my writing look like trash. Haha [I'm still trying to decide whether Twilight or Harry Potter is better, but that would be torture making me choose.] The 4th and last installment of the saga is called Breaking Dawn and it comes out August 2nd which is 24 days 9 hours 55 minutes and 50 seconds away! There's also the Twilight movie coming out on December 12th which is 157 days 10 hours 55 minutes and 8 seconds away! If you wanted to put that in months, it would be 5 months 3 days 10 hours 54 minutes and 3 seconds away. I really should stop counting down because apparently that makes the wait seem even longer than it really is. Oh my gosh...is Chelsea asking you what she should wear to the Jonas Brothers concert? I was talking to her for almost an hour telling her what she should or should not wear. And she kept changing her mind! But anyway, [Sorry I started some sentences with "but" and "and" like this one] I hope your summer is coming along okay!

    7/8/2008 5:11:32 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    "A New Earth" sounds like a good book. Who is the author?

    By the way, I'm helping Chelsea with her outfit for the concert, so, yes, it shall be clean (:

    7/8/2008 7:48:53 PM
  • McFeldman

    Sooo... just in case you didn't figure it out. The McFeldman is Mikayla Feldman... haha! Get it? Mc... Feldman? Haha! Yeah, Katie made it up. Katie also convinced me to post this comment (I'm apparently very influenced by Katie!). Soo... Chelsea and Khadija and I just got back from surf camp. It was soooo much fun. One of our instructors was from New Zealand. His name was Ben, but he said it like "Bean". Our other instructor was from Australia. Her name was Elise. She said it like "Elise" (that was a joke, haha. Yeah, that's pretty much it. I'm leaving for church camp tomorrow, yay! We're going white water rafting, how exciting! But Katie and Chelsea couldn't go because of their Jonas Brothers concert! Hmph. Haha. So what did you do today Mr. Bramwell?

    7/8/2008 8:40:21 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Today, I surfed, read (Eckhart Tolle JFH), read an article about Burma (AKA Myanmar), played volleyball, dined while playing scrabble (I lost dang it!), and I'm headed out to the tennis court. Have fun at camp McF! Hola JN.

    7/8/2008 10:55:34 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Oh my gosh...Summer is SO hot! And Chelsea, I think you should go with the white shirt since you, Carly, and I [is that right or was I supposed to say me, you, and Carly?] all like the white one. Mr. Bramwell, if you could choose between a vampire, a werewolf, a wizard, or a musician, who would you choose?

    7/9/2008 5:05:11 PM
  • MrBramwell

    The wizard!

    7/9/2008 6:44:15 PM
  • JacquelynFaith


    7/9/2008 7:47:33 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    "Yo yizzle fo shizzle" Mr. Bramwell will you be at the school on Thursday?

    7/9/2008 8:25:23 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    So Im going to a Jonas concert on the 12th in loge. Not the best seats. But then I'm like 99% going to the 13th and 14th. Floor Seats. OH MY JONAS!
    umst umst umst!

    Anyway Julie, my mom says the white one isn't worth 40 dollars or whatever it was. So now I dont know where I'm going. Well now I need 3 new shirts, for 3 different concerts.
    This is very confusing.
    Mr. Bramwell, we still need butcher paper!

    7/9/2008 8:33:18 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Girls, find the custodians at CT tomorrow morning. Explain why you need the paper. How could they refuse? Find me some more bloggers.

    7/9/2008 9:48:33 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    The wizard? Why?
    The vampire is Edward Cullen
    The werewolf is Jacob Black
    The wizard is Harry Potter
    The musician is Joe Jonas [But who in the world would want to choose HIM?]
    I guess choosing the wizard isn't so bad, but again, why did you choose the wizard?
    I would choose anything besides Joe Jonas. *shudders*
    Oh! And I got Khadija to blog, I think.

    7/10/2008 12:53:14 AM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Oops, I forgot to address Chelsea.

    Chelsea, I think you should get the blue one from Abercrombie then. And you should also look around for some more cute shirts at Hollister. Have you tried American Eagle yet? Send me the links to whatever you find.

    7/10/2008 12:55:01 AM
  • Khadija

    Hi Mr. Bramwell
    I went to surf camp last week and it was so much fun. Soon I'll be headed to the U.K. yay (That rhymes)! [Is "yay" allowed?] Then, web training starts. Unfortunately, school starts too. I mean yay! Wow, I am so bored. Using correct grammar is challenging after a month out of school.

    7/10/2008 12:55:57 AM
  • Khadija

    Okay, so I too am reading Twilight and it is amazing! You should really consider reading it. However, I'm not exactly sure you'd enjoy it. But there's always hope :] I have to go, So You Think You Can Dance! Yay!

    7/10/2008 1:00:29 AM
  • Katie Jonas

    Mr. Bramwell! I found Jackie and Mikayla for you to blog with!

    Ok we will go tomorrow and find a janitor. Possibly. We saw one on Tuesday but we didn't want to ask.

    7/10/2008 2:00:49 AM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    Wouldn't it be kind of awkward if we just go up to this guy we don't know and we're like "hey, can we have paper to make signs for the Jonas Brothers concert?"
    Wouldn't you be freaked out if some random obsessors came up to you and did that?

    Mr. Bramwell, you still arent celebrating with me :[
    umst umst umst!

    Oh, and by the way, do you like Tila Tequila? Her show is awesome, A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila. Well they just ended the second season and I'll explain to you how the finale went. So it was down to Bo and Kristy, and she ended up telling Bo his shot at love was over. So then Kristy comes out and Tila says, "You still have a shot at love!" and so Tila offers her the key but Kristy says she wasn't ready to be in a relationship with her and Tila was crying. it was VERY intense. You should really watch the show, I love it.

    Oh, and for the 13th and 14th concerts i need a chaparone but my parents wont take me. Mr. Bramwell, would you be my chaperone? hahahaha. come on, you know you love those Jonas brothers ;]

    7/10/2008 3:22:26 AM
  • MrBramwell

    KH,I'm glad you went surfing with the others. It sounds like you girls had fun. JN, I chose the wizard because they're magical.

    I'm arranging a trip to Cincinnati/Mason, Ohio. Anybody have connections in OH? Umst, umst, umst, umst.

    7/10/2008 1:15:15 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Sorry Mr. Bramwell, I don't think I have any connections with Ohio. I don't know if I've ever even been there. But I do know that some parts of Twilight were being shot in Ohio! I'll look up where exactly and then I'll tell you! [Not that that would help in any way...]

    7/10/2008 3:31:21 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Okay, so I lied. I guess they didn't fil in Ohio. They did, however, film in Oregan and Washington. I must have mistaken Oregan and Ohio for their "O". Sorry!

    7/10/2008 4:10:43 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    *laughing:]* TB, you're actually celebrating with Chelsea saying the "umst, umst, umst" thing:] Why are you going to Ohio? Anyways, have fun!

    7/10/2008 4:32:57 PM
  • Chelsea and Katie Jonas

    Okay, we are going to Ct right now. I hope we can find someone there. Yeah, i'll bring glowsticks again so we can rave.

    :] YAY!You umsted with me!
    umst umst umst!
    Julie- my mom said no to the abercrombie one, even though its my favorite.
    you know you love them Jonas boys (:

    Katie- I second that Joe Jonas being better thing. Julie, you don't even like the Jonas Brothers anyway. I am now going against Jesse McCartney because you like him. I hate Jesse McCartney!

    We will talk to you later TB!

    7/10/2008 5:52:12 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Katie: Okay, when in the WORLD did I ever say that I liked the Jonas Brothers? I would shoot myself before I said that. And I don't care if you go against Jesse McCartney. You're the one who used to like him. So stick THAT in your juice box!

    Chelsea: Oh well, find something cheaper then.

    7/10/2008 11:17:20 PM
  • Khadija

    I'm sorry. I don't have any connections with Ohio, anymore at least. If you had asked me a year ago...

    A debate has been brought to my attention.

    Edward Cullen- A dazzling vampire created by Stephenie Meyer in Twilight. His powers include, super strength, super speed, super beautifulness, and mind reading powers. This vampire is a "vegetarian" so humans don't need to worry about getting their blood sucked.


    Joe Jonas- A cute, human singer/actor who has no special strengths.

    AKA: Superhuman vs. Human???

    (I personally adore both, but have a huge preference towards Edward!)

    Please address this subject in your blogs!

    Thank You

    7/10/2008 11:35:52 PM
  • Khadija

    Okay, concerning Chelsea's wardrobe dilema...

    Chelsea, you have way too many clothes already. You really don't need THREE new shirts. I understand if you want to buy one, but THREE! I know you already have some really cute ones! I think I'm going to wear either my purple or blue Aeropostal shirt. Any suggestions?

    7/10/2008 11:42:21 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    Julie- I NEVER liked Jesse McCartney, you were the one who was obsessing about him. And you did say that you liked the Jonas Brothers by the way, and if you would read more clearly, I didnt say that you did like the Jonas Brothers, so go shoot yourself, because you did say that, and I have witnesses. Go put your glasses on.
    TB, do they have a McDonalds convention in Ohio, is that why you are going there?

    I like turtles!

    7/11/2008 12:51:45 AM
  • Julie Nguyen

    *sigh* We really need to get past this clothes issue...AND we need more bloggers. -moment of realization- GASP! Maybe we don't have lives...
    Only kidding. [:

    7/11/2008 1:37:58 AM
  • JacquelynFaith

    I agree with Julie, we should get past this whole clothes issue. Just wear SOMETHING for goodness sakes!

    Also, we shouldn't waste our time typing endlessly about how much we love/hate the Jonas Brothers/Jesse McCartney. It's starting to become ridiculous.

    Khadija's debate:
    Edward Cullen vs. Joe Jonas.
    I cannot personally choose. But it's obvious that Edward Cullen is more powerful than Joe Jonas. But Joe Jonas is a real person. So it's a very contradicting debate.

    By the way, does CSS or HTML work on here, Mr. Bramwell?

    7/11/2008 11:04:10 AM
  • Mr.Bramwell


    7/11/2008 11:18:50 AM
  • JacquelynFaith

    TB; I bet you're very interested in our ever-changing conversations that go nowhere, whatsoever.

    7/11/2008 11:57:29 AM
  • Katie Jonas

    TB! Our concert is tomorrow! Yay, I know you are excited!

    I yawn too. I didn't sleep good last night :[

    7/11/2008 2:50:47 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    Oh, and I pick Joe Jonas.

    7/11/2008 2:56:05 PM
  • Khadija

    Mr. Bramwell, are you suggesting that you are bored by our debate?

    7/11/2008 5:07:47 PM
  • Khadija

    Today is Nancy's Birthday, and Zoya's party! Also, it is free slurpee day at 7/11-get it, because the date is 7/11 :]
    Now I'm craving a slurpee...

    7/11/2008 5:09:30 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Sorry, but I'd just like to point something out. Katie, YOU are the one who was singing Leavin' and I know you used to like him. And I have never obsessed over Jesse McCartney. I was just very fond of him and his music. I am not obsessed with the Jonas Brothers.

    Mr. Bramwell, you still have not addressed the ♥Edward Cullen♥/Joe Jonas debate. :D

    7/11/2008 5:45:16 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    Okay first issue- clothes.
    So I don't know. I havent gone shopping hardly at all this summer, so it kind of makes sense to buy the three shirts. They’re all super cute. Julie, my mom said she wouldn't buy those for me so where should I go instead?
    We went to mervyns last night though hahaha.

    Next issue- Joseph Adam Jonas<3 vs. Cullen.
    Well Edward is an amazingly dazzling vampire. Even though he is inhuman, Joseph Adam Jonas. Wow.
    I wrote this yay! Im weird.

    Joseph Adam Jonas is one of my heroes. I can relate to him and how he is. His laugh and smile always gives us a reason to smile. His smile is to die for, it is one of the most heart warming things I have ever seen. His voice is quite beautiful, it gives us that tingle in our hearts. He is who he is and we love him for that. If I’m ever down all I have to do is see his face on my wall or watch a video of him having the time of his life. Then it’s all worth living then. From boy from New Jersey, to the Joehawk and those long crazy locks. We all love him for his crazy and caring heart. He is one of the most amazing guys I could ever know and possibly ever meet. We love you Joseph Adam Jonas, you are truly amazing.
    aww :]

    Yes, I know absolutely nobody cares about what I just said. But thats okay. I sound poetic. yayy! Haha I’m crazy :]
    Mr. Bramwell, our concert is tomorrow! Yay! Umst umst umst!

    I have no connections in Ohio. Nick Wagenseller does though. :]

    7/11/2008 6:00:37 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    Julie- Because I know one of Jesse McCartney's songs, does not mean that I like him. Lets say I like one rap song and know how to sing it, does not mean that I obsess over him/her or ever liked him before. To clarify about Jesse McCartney, I know only one of his songs, Leavin'. And about four months ago, you did say that you liked the Jonas Brothers, and there is other people who know that you DID say that. I understand that anyone can change how they like a type of music, so I can understand why you would say that you don't like whatever music, but you don't have to get mad or annoyed at me because of my taste in music or if I like Jesse McCartney. Im not saying that you have to like Jonas Brothers, but I am saying that you shouldn't hate on a person because of the music group that people are fond of. So don't hate or be annoyed with me.

    TB- What is even in Ohio? OHHHH!!!! Mikayla used to live in Ohio, so you should ask her the stuff you want to know.

    7/12/2008 1:55:41 AM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Witches, Wizard, Werewolves, and Vampires fascinate me.

    7/12/2008 10:15:25 AM
  • Katie Jonas

    Julie- Im over fighting about Jonas/Cullen stuff. Its over now everyone be done with it.

    BRAMWELL!!!!!!!!! We just got back from the concert, and it was amazing!! We signed the tour bus about eighty times, got yelled at for signing parts of the bus that we weren't suppossed to. And me and Chelsea signed the wheel of the bus, even though it said, "do not sign the wheel or windows", so shhhhh! And then we saw Demi Lovato and she was like amazing! Then, the moment that we had been waiting for since March, finally came, and the Jonas Brothers came out! Chelsea and I were crying by that time, and stupid Khadija took a picture of us. So we were crying for like five songs, and then we stopped crying, and then after like two songs, the saddest song ever started. Its called "A Little Bit Longer" and it is about Nicholas's Diabetis. I knew that that song was going to be next, and I broke dwon crying right when it started. I was crying, because if you do not know yet, he is my future husband. Yeah, it was really sad, and then there were good songs. But then, Mr. Bramwell, Joseph started singing "Gotta Find You" which is from "Camp Rock", and it makes it feel like he is singing it too you, and it is like amazing. Yeah. then it was "over". But like we already knew, they came back for an encore, and they sang "When You Look Me in the Eyes", and me and Chelsea were crying again. And then they sang "SOS" and then Kevin did his SOS dance, and then it actually was over. And then we were about to leave, and Chelsea dropped one of her rechargable batteries, so she had to go get it, and then we were walking out and then we saw Big Rob, their bodygaurd, and then we went to the car, and then we left, but then we were at a traffic light, and then we saw a limo, so me and Chelsea screamed Hannah Montana, and then my dad asked the people in the car next to us if they liked Hannah Montana, and they said yes. Then we were getting on the freeway and then I saw a cloud that looked like the Superman logo and we know that Josephh is just like Superman, so we started screaming Superman! Then we dropped Khadija off at her house and Chelsea at her house. I should add that this is a true story, and that I do not normally cry, ever, so it was wierd crying during like the whole concert.

    Yay! My other Jonas Brotehrs concert is tomorrow! It is also Taylor's too!

    7/13/2008 3:29:09 AM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.[JUST GOT BACK FROM THE CONCERT<333]

    We were on Nicholas' side, and during "A Little Bit Longer" he started almost-crying. I was sobbing sooo hard but it's only cause I love them so much (:
    Demi Lovato was amazing too! My favorite songs by her are "That’s How You Know", "Party On", "Get Caught", and "Forget". During Forget, she looked like she was about to cry, because its a really sad song. Before she sang it, it was really sad because she was like "How many of you have ever fallen hopelessly in love...and that person just walks away not caring" and almost everybody raised their hand, it was really touching. and then she raised her hand too and dedicated the song to us [the people with their hands up]. It was really funny because hardly anybody knew the words to her songs and I was like screaming some of the words because I have them on my iPod, it was just fabulous. She's amazing live too. OH! And before the concert started, you could send in messages to verizon wireless and they would display them on these huge screens on the stage and Khadija texted in "Chelsea J. + Joseph Adam" and they displayed it! I was like screaming, it was amazing! :D
    So then the moment all 20,000 of us were waiting for: The Jonas Brothers came out. I was crying so hard I couldn't even breathe. I cried really hard the last concert too, but that’s not important. I was also screaming the words to their opening song [which is called "That's Just the Way We Roll"; its totally the song of my life hahaha] so I was like screaming and sobbing and i started choking and it was really funny. So I couldn't stop crying until like the 4th song and then they played "I Gotta Find You" and I broke down again, because that's my Joseph song! It's the absolute sweetest song ever, and Joe's my boy (: so to here it in person was just absolutely breathtaking. And then Demi came out again and sang "This is me" with the boys and I cried more haha. Mostly because "I Gottta Find You" is actually IN "This is me" and they're both amazing performers.
    And then during a Little Bit Longer, i couldn't breathe again. Nicholas is so inspirational, it was a song about his diabetes. I've heard it over and over. And over. Many many times before, but to hear it live was just overwhelming and I was absolutely sobbing. I was also yelling the words too, and Nick was so emotional. He dedicated the song to "Every broken heart; every lost dream. For every high. And every low. For anybody who's ever gone through a tough time and didn't think that there was hope. Well I'm here to tell you tonight that there is hope out there."
    It was overwhelming. And the new songs were amazing too! I love singing to songs that not a lot of people know, and that's what happened with some of them. It's kind of weird that I know every song off the new album and it doesnt release until EXACTLY 29 DAYS FROM NOW! Haha anyway, and then during Hello Beautiful, they all rose up on these tiny platforms [they each had one] and they were up really really high and they just stopped singing and looked out and you could tell that they were just very touched by all of it. The looks on their faces is just something I would die for, I was crying really hard then too. And then during "Pushing Me Away" [LOVE THAT SONG!] They did an amazing job, but one of the lights caught on fire! It was really funny even though it was dangerous [DJ DANGER OH MY JONAS!]. And then after the fire died, They played Burning Up![their new single-you should watch the video on Jonastube.com!] Oh my gosh it was absolutely amazing. When Big Rob came out, Oh my gosh! everybody was going crazy and he has a rap in the song and i loved screaming out the words to it. And then he either slid or fell, i couldn't tell. And then in SOS, KEVIN DID HIS DANCE! Oh my gosh, it dazzles me. I was crying sup

    7/13/2008 4:05:51 AM
  • MrBramwell

    None of this surprises me because I know how excited you got about my lectures.

    7/13/2008 12:10:03 PM
  • Chelsea

    Next time you lecture us, I'll cry.
    But seriously, Mr. Bramwell, you should go to the concert tomorrow!

    7/13/2008 11:36:30 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    I went to a Jonas Brothers concert today, and I saw TAYLOR SWIFT! If you don't know who she is, look her up. She is a country singer, who has won Grammy's and is only eighteen. She is so pretty. I wanted to go say hi, but Jackie wouldn't let me :[

    YAY! Im so happy!

    7/14/2008 1:39:46 AM
  • Khadija

    THE CONCERT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! I had an awesome time. It was very fun watching Chelsea and Katie freak out. I even got a picture. The boys did an awesome Job. Well, I'll keep it short because Katie and Chelsea gave you enough coverage.

    7/14/2008 2:45:43 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Ah, yes, here I am at the Colorado River, lounging beneath a palapa, reading my book. Life is good. It's hot here; like 110 hot. I'm swimming every 15 minutes to stay cool. I wish you could hear the cicadas. It's an experience to hear the air filled with their ringing. Stay cool muchachas y muchachos.

    7/14/2008 8:23:23 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    What is a cicadas?

    7/14/2008 9:30:43 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    Okay, a lot of questions.
    What the heck is a palapa? it sounds like some kind of death ceremony.
    What the heck is a cicadas? it sounds like some rabid lizard.
    Why are you speaking in english then spanish?! Im so confused.
    Your class confused me the whole year...

    7/15/2008 2:25:36 AM
  • JacquelynFaith

    My concert was absolutely stunning; without words to explain any of it.
    The Jonas Brothers; obviously BEAUTIFUL; performed flawlessly.
    For some reason, Demi showed up and performed:]
    I was happy for that, but not exactly looking forward to it.
    Anyways; TB, hope you're having a good time over there!

    7/15/2008 9:44:00 AM
  • MrBramwell

    KH, JF, glad you had a time. CJ, look up cicadas, and palapas- the same thing you could have done all year long? Cheerio-

    7/15/2008 2:38:06 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    My grandpa says Cherrio. Did you look up Taylor Swift. You should go on youtube and watch her performance from the CMA's. Its like amazing. I found out that she is going to be in the 3D movie, it sucks that I couldn't watch her performance though, because she was there singing on Monday, and I saw her on Sunday :[ anyway, go look her up, listen and watch her songs and videos.

    7/15/2008 11:00:45 PM
  • Khadija

    Hi, I'm so excited for London. Seven more days! Although, I'm going to miss the Breaking Dawn release party, and I won't be able to read it until August 13! (I get back on the 12, but jet lag and unpacking and stuff...)The 12th is the day the JB album is released. I wish I could be reading it RIGHT NOW! Well, I bought The Host to read on the 10 hour flight. (Another book by the author of Twilight)

    There was just a fly in my room, but it's okay because I trapped it between my starbucks and keyboard duster thing and set it free outside.

    Wow, I am so bored I'm telling you guys about flies. [That rhymes]

    7/15/2008 11:25:06 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    *laughs* Yeah Chelsea, you bought that one dictionary, but never used it;]

    GAHHHH! Pushing Me Away! *swoons!*

    7/16/2008 12:15:47 PM
  • Chelsea,Jonas.

    Okay, you really expect me to have the time and energy to actually go ALLLL the way to my room, Look everywhere for my dictionary, and look up cicalpas? or whatever. I dont speak Coloradian.
    And I never looked up words the entire year unless i was forced to. Thats how I roll foo! When i come back to school, I'm gonna be gangstaa! Fo sho my brotha, Mr. Bramwell!
    Okay, now why are you speaking in English [England English]? Your so confusing. One day your all speaking spanish and the next you go all england on us. Thats messed up foo! Its very confusing, even to somebody as intelligent as myself. Who could disagree with that?
    Oh, last night, I stayed up until 7 AM :D
    i didnt even realize it. My brother made me go to bed at 1, then I went into my room and looked at all my magazines, then sorted out all of my Jonas posters and articles, then got paperclips for my Jonas posters and articles, then read more magazines, looked around all my room for this book that I never even found, read Twilight, went to the kitchen, got some water, braided and unbraided my hair three times, then listened to music.
    And then I look at my window and its sunny. I was like uhh. no wayy.
    By the way, I have soccer games Tuesdays and Thursdays, and I go to my brother's teams' games Monday and Wednesday [all at CT], so when are you there? I dont even need the poster stuff anymore but oh well.
    I walked into a store and I was like "yo i want a glass of milk" and they were like pshhh we dont got GLASSES here!

    7/16/2008 4:38:28 PM
  • Calvin Dutcher

    Hey guys,
    It sounds like everyone is enjoying their summer vacation.

    Well my question is: Should I read the book Twilight(sorry that is supposed to be underlined)? My cousin said I should read it. Should I?

    Ta Ta For Now- TTFN

    7/16/2008 6:45:00 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Khadija! You're going to miss the Breaking Dawn release party AND most of the Jonas Brother's "A Little Bit Longer" CD Release! GAHHH! I hope you have fun in London, though.

    Does anyone here watch CSI?

    7/16/2008 8:23:00 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Khadija, what are you going to do in London?

    7/16/2008 8:27:30 PM
  • JacquelynFaith


    There is a 99.9% chance you'll fall in love with Edward Cullen though.
    haha, so be aware:]

    I suggest the Twilight Saga to everyone:]

    7/17/2008 11:30:39 AM
  • Katie Jonas

    YO B! Today I went to Knott's. It was fun, but it got really hot. We went on Boomerang and I had to hold this girl Rachael's hand. It was funny, because she was like freaking out in line and then she didn't even scream on the ride. And then after that we were late for the bus because we were with a summer camp, and then we ran like all the way across the park and through the parking lot.
    So how is it where you are?

    7/17/2008 8:23:10 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi KK, hi kiddies. Home for half day then off to my next adventure. If you're looking for me, I will be rock climbing in Tuolumne Meadows (East of Yosemite). I may not have Internet access, so expect your posts to be delayed some. I look forward to hearing about YOUR next adventure. Don't let the summer slip away; sell your folks on an excursion. Julie N., where'd you go? Ciao (look it up CJ).

    7/18/2008 12:03:26 AM
  • Katie Jonas

    I've been to Yosemite :] It is so pretty up there. Iremember the waterfalls and falling over something. Don't fall okay MB?

    7/18/2008 12:09:38 AM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    I remember when you called everybody kiddies on the morning announcement. That was VERY entertaining.
    Okay wow. Enough with the foreignness! Spanish to English to French [Italian? Puerto Rican? Whatever ciao was]
    Um excuse me Katie. Your stepping on my sunchips.
    I cannot believe I was best friends with her.
    Her and some girl names Sydney but she doesnt go there anymore. Nobody except you knows what Im talking about haha.
    Oh my gosh today I saw Josh Reed and Steven Shepard playing basketball. I've seen them like 4 times this summer, which is weird. Im not like stalking them or anything, but im just always there doing like soccer whatever & they're there too.
    yesterday I went broom balling and Kelly [Mikayla's sister] like totally attacked me, it was like hilarious. Very random.
    Katie quotes me all the time. She'll be like, "oh my gosh it was soooo funny like totally, elle oh elle!"
    I do NOT talk like that. Thats how like, preps talk haha. I'm not preppy. At all. Thats like totally the opposite of me. Im like rad yo. foo. Brothaa.
    Calvin, you should read twilight. It’s supaaa good.
    Oh my gosh it was sooo funny because Julie and I were talking and she was all excited about something that I dont care about, but i tried to be like, excited for her and I was like "DREAMS DO COME TRUE THANK YOU JESUS ALLAH BUDDAH MUHAMMAD GEORGE W BUSH!" and Julie was like cracking up. It was like, sooo hilarious. Oh my gosh my cousin is coming! I'm really excited cause she lives in Virginia so I never see her and shes really cool. I cut the bottom of my chin today on Mikayla's pool. Stupid pool.
    Did you ever listen to Tila Tequila, Mr. Bramwell? I'm serious, you should look her up.
    Oh! And I bought a Camp Rock [I really hope you know what that is] Blanket, bag, and towel. AND A KEVIN JONAS SCARF OH MY JONAS!<3
    The scarf is like actually really cute I love it!

    7/18/2008 3:59:38 AM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Hi Mr. Bramwell, I haven't gone anywhere, I've been here reading everyone's blogs, but I just haven't written anything because I don't really know what to write.
    But I just read Chelsea's In-N-Out thing and it was HILARIOUS!
    Yes, Calvin, you should read Twilight. It's the most amazing book ever! It's so so so cute!
    Anywhom, so since Chelsea was trying to fit in with "[my] Potter homies", I tried to fit in with her "Jonas freaks" and I was like
    And then Chelsea freaked out and told me that she loved me. Then I told Chelsea that my sister thinks Joe is hot and that she listened to Burnin' Up and put it on repeat, so Chelsea told me that she loved me sister too...weeiirrddoo
    I LOVE Collide by Howie Day! I used to be obsessed with that song! I cried the first time I heard it; it's so emotional and so...lovely. Howie Day's voice is so soft and pretty. Haha

    7/18/2008 6:12:54 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    Chelsea- They are these organic cookie things that look like watermelons, but they don't taste like watermelons.
    It actually wasn't as bad as I though it would be. They are okay now I guess. Sunnyjoy can say the Pledge in Spanish.

    TB: Im getting braces. They did the molding thing to my teeth today, and I asked the lady what the stuff was that they were using. She said, "Its like Play-Dough". And then I was like, "but its not salty". We got into this long discussion about Play-Dough and its salty-ness and why I know that its salty.
    Im going to see Fergie tomorrow at the fair I think. What are you up to?

    7/18/2008 10:43:35 PM

    Okay, so I won't miss the JB album release-I get back the day of. However, I AM SO SO SO SO SO SO SO upset I'm going to miss the BD release! I could've camped out with Carly, Ashley, and Katie! Rawr!
    The reason I'm going to London is to see my cousin-just for fun. I guess there's going to be a wedding included too. I'm not a big fan of formal parties though. I am also going to get to see Rome! Yay, we studied it this year-but I don't really remember much :/
    So, Wednesday night I celebrated Mikayla's sister's 18th birthday, and it was awesome!!! We had barbeque at her house from about 7-10. Then we went to the ice rink and went BROOMBALLING, one of the coolest sports ever. It's like hockey, excpet you use your shoes instead of skates, you use a different kind of sticks-with a plastic-ish broom shape at the end [hence BROOMballing] and you use an actual ball instead of a puck [hence broomBALLing]. I only fell three times!
    I hope you enjoy Yosemete. It's so beautiful there. The water falls are so fun, although the water is freezing.

    7/20/2008 3:53:26 AM

    Okay, we need more regular bloggers other than CHelsea, Katie Jackie, Julie, and myself.

    GO RECRUIT! [Did I spell that right?]

    7/20/2008 3:55:21 AM

    I've been so bored that I've made a fansite:


    Please sign the guestbook, vote on polls, and discuss in the forums.

    7/20/2008 3:58:41 AM

    Do you mind me using your site to advertise? I guess if you did, you wouldn't post my comments. Sorry for my mass commenting, I have nothing better to do...

    7/20/2008 3:59:27 AM
  • Katie Jonas

    OH MY GOSH! Yesterday, Chelsea and I went to the Fergie concert, and at the beginning of her song, "VooDoo Doll" we screamed "FERGIE! FERGIE!" and because she wasn't facing us, she turned aroud and was like "I can hear you!"
    It was soooo awesome, and we knew it was to us because we were the only ones who were screaming and she looked to our section.
    It was at the OC fair, so after the concert, we walked around and we were trying on clothes, and I left my jacket. So we were walking back to the car and I realized that I didn't have it, so we had to go look everywhere for it. The place where we thought I left it had closed already, so we had to go to the lost and found and look for it, but it wasn't there, so now I am jacket-less. Im really upset with myself about it too.
    Other than that, the Fergie Ferg concert was amazing.
    OHH! When the concert was over we met this band, Carney. They were cool, we took pictures with them on our phones and then gave them hugs. I hope they get really famous one day.

    OHHHH! After the concert before we met Carney, there was spaces where you could see backstage, and we saw Fergie Ferg, so we were screaming "Fergie! Fergie!" and then she waved to us :]

    7/20/2008 5:35:34 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    My new song obsession is "I'm Gone, I'm Going" by Lesley Roy. How wonderful is that?
    I first heard it on FNMTV when I was waiting for Jonas Brothers to come on and they debuted the music video for the song. Its reeeally good. & me and austin both found a new fondness for slipknot. They premiered their new video on FNMTV that day too. Wooow. So interesting. Me and people are gonna camp out [STAR WARS TENT WOOO!] the day breaking dawn comes out. I think at Barnes and Noble? Katie, you have to bring your Star Wars tent that Fred like invaded.
    Woow. and now the slipknot song that I was talking about [psychosocial] just came on my iTunes.
    Thats rad yo.
    Im bored. its 12:30 and I dont plan to fall asleep until like 4? Yeahh :D
    ugh my brother is forcing me to get off.
    Rawrr. I'll comment more tomorrow. Because I have no life.

    7/21/2008 3:32:33 AM
  • MrBramwell

    I'd like to second the "no life" part. Get a job.

    7/21/2008 6:47:37 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    YAY! Star Wars TENT!! Im going to go look for it now...I don't know where it is! I will find it though, so stay tuned.

    7/21/2008 7:42:37 PM
  • MrBramwell

    KH, take digital pictures of what you see in Rome. When you get back to school, we can make a presentation for the 6th graders.

    7/21/2008 11:25:52 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    OH MY GOD! I forgot to say Happy Last Harry Potter Book Day One Year Anniversary!
    So Happy LHPBDOYA!

    7/21/2008 11:47:37 PM
  • Cal dutcher

    Julie, thank you for the recomindation of Twilight. I read all three of the Twilight books in three days. They were really good.

    Enjoy summer.
    Khadijah, have a good time in Europe.


    7/22/2008 12:53:01 AM
  • Chelsea.Jonas,

    well I have somewhat of a life. I have soccer & uh. I almost went to khadijas house today! That counts, right? And i do have a job! I walk my dog everyday. That totally counts. I get paid 10 dollars a week yayy!
    My dad said that I might be able to go to the Paramore concert yayy! :D
    oh my gosh it was sooo fun yesterday because right after I commented, I drank like thiiis much apple juice and I was like super hyper. And then i had to go to bed, but I didnt actually sleep until like 4 [I do that every night hahaha].
    I learned how to play "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton on the piano today. It was really hard cause its all fast and stuff but I finally got it.
    OH! And then also, wait. I forgot. Ughh. nevermind.
    Mr. Bramwell, do you like Perez Hilton?
    Oh my gosh yesterday i saw 2 stray kitties.
    I thought they had rabies though so i didnt go near them.
    Katie did you find the tent? I remember when we tried to sleep in it in your living room and it was too small but we stayed in there.
    Last night I re-wrote Fergalicious and made it Jonalicious. Its funnyy. I also have "Low", Nick J. Edition.
    4 Days until the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus/Jonas Brothers 3-D Movieeee! Weeee :D
    21 days until the Jonas Brothers album release :D
    &2 HOURS UNTIL ITS JULY 22nd! AHH! Miley Cyrus’ album releases on the 22nd. I’m going to Target to buy it tomorrow :D
    I had apple juice again. Its addicting. I didnt even have a lot. Just like a glass.
    Im gonna go look at furniture in Ikeaaaa now.
    Im listening to That's How you Know by Demi Lovato now.
    That's my new tradition here: telling you what i'm listening to.

    7/22/2008 1:15:31 AM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Hi everyone, my summer FINALLY got exciting!
    Some family friends from Oregon came down here to visit for a week. It's so awesome cause there are three girls who are about me and my sister's age, so it's super fun. We went to see a movie, went to Yogurtland [yumm], went to see WallE, played hide and seek, went to the beach[<3], went to Orange Hill [which is like a restaurant-ish place that overlooks the city and it's amazing].
    We're about to go to Disneyland in a few minutes, which is a good thing cause I haven't been there in ages!
    And we're eventually going to have a HUGE pillowfight.
    Khadija leaves for London tomorrow! =O
    Chelsea, I need to see you sometime. I still have our book and I REALLY need to give it to you. And you need to give me mine too! Hahaha
    [Chelsea you have no life.] I love you tooooo!

    7/22/2008 12:28:29 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Yea, CD, nice message. JN, you misused the word "cause" twice, "cuz" the word you wanted to use is not a word.

    7/22/2008 8:37:52 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    Chelsea- I didn't find the tent, my mom and dad think we threw it away. I don't know why we would since we used it once, so im not sure, i'll keep looking.

    TB- Do you like Coldplay? I've been listening to them alot lately. I realized that I know a lot of their songs, but I didn't actually know that I knew their songs.

    7/22/2008 10:46:07 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.,

    Yess julie. I have a soccer game at CT on thursday around 5:30 so maybe I can drop it off before/after? If that works then yeah.
    SOOO I looked on ikea and they didnt have the thing I was looking for. thats terrible.
    Im going to the OC fair tomorrow. yay?
    I'm also going sometime next week with my cousin.
    It is 20 days, 11 hours, 41 minutes and 8 seconds until Tuesday, August 12, 2008. YAYY! <3
    Katie and I were changing each others' youtube backgrounds today and it was really funny. Mines America Ferarra now. I'm not even going to change it back, because Katie will just change it back hahaha.
    A new Jonas Brothers video got released today! Its on their Youtube. Its sooo funnyy :D.
    I'm reeeally bored right now. My parents are watching TV and its like a show with a girl who's done a lot of Disney Channel stuff and shes all cussing and i find it pretty funny considering shes a Disney kid.
    ANYWAY; I dont know what to say now.
    that was weird. Anyway. Nothing exciting happened today. I talked on the phone for like 8 hours in total today, literally. I learned how to play A Little Bit Longer by the Jonas Brothers on the piano today if that counts as exciting?
    3 Days until Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus/JONAS BROTHERS<3 3-D Movie :D
    Uhh. New Ashley Tisdale candids were released today with her boyfriend yay! I wish I wasnt the only person who stays up until 4 so I could talk to people.
    Continuing my wannabe tradition, I'm listening to Thunder by Boys Like Girls.
    So fascinating.

    7/23/2008 1:34:01 AM
  • Julie Nguyen

    TB, wow, I didn't even realize I did that until I went back and counted my "causes".
    Disneyland yesterday was awesome, but my legs were and are soooo sore! We got there and went to California adventures first and went on California Soarin' while my cousin fast passed Tower of Terror. Then we went on Tower of Terror and made my sister go on it because she didn't go on it last time. After that, we headed towards California Screamin' and went on that. I think we had lunch after...I'm not sure. We took a stroll to the Grizzly River Rafting, but the wait was 70 minutes, so we trekked over to Disneyland. We were going to go on Space Mountain BUT IT WAS CLOSED DOWN. We went on the Astro Blaster ride while my cousin fast passed Indiana Jones. I think we went on Matterhorn and then fast passed Autopia. After Autopia, we traveled back to California Adventures and finally went on the Grizzly River Rafting. Uhh...then we bought corn dogs, and went on the big huge Orange. By the time we were finished, we had to head back to Disneyland to get onto Indiana Jones. [Oh and while we were on Whinney the Pooh, Splash Mountain closed down!] After Indiana Jones, we watched Fantasmic and then the fireworks. Later, we decided to go on the Finding Nemo submarine ride. Then, we saw that Space Mountain reopened, so we literally RAN through the huge crowd of people trying to leave and got in line for that. After Space Mountain we went on the Star Tours thing. When that was over, it was 11:55 so we had to get in line for a ride before the clocked reached midnight. We decided to go on the astro blasters again since it was right across form Star Tours. When that was over, we took pictures in front of the castle and left.
    Wheww that was long. I most likely forgot to mention some rides we went on because we went on a lot. Well yea, that was Disneyland.
    TB, were my word choices too plain?
    Calvin, did I recommend Twilight to you? I don't remember that...
    Chelsea, yes, Thursday works fine, but just call me first.

    7/23/2008 6:07:00 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    Julie, I'll probably drop it off around 6:45-7ish, cause my game will be over by then and you live close to CT so that works for me if it works for you.
    I went to the OC fair today & it was rad. I saw like 50 people i knew, it was really funny. I went with my friends Parker, Jaden, & austin [my brother]. It was super fun & we went on all the rides. I was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Incredibly happy though because we walked in and the FIRST SONG WE HEAR WAS BURNING UP<3 [Jonas Brothers song of course]. I was FREAKING OUT. I was like singing really loud and everything, it made me soooooo happy.
    My hair is really soft right now [hahaha conceited.]
    The Jonas Brothers are on the cover of rolling stone and they look absolutely amazing. ahh<3
    hmmm. theres nothing else to talk about.
    I saw Josh Reed AGAIN yesterday at my soccer practice at CT, it was really funny.
    Wannabe tradition: [I suggest other people do it too so i dont feel lame hahaha]: Breakout- Miley Cyrus
    Her new album is like amazingg<3

    7/24/2008 1:21:47 AM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    Sorry last comment, when I said YAYY!<3
    I meant to say;
    It is 19 days, 11 hours, 36 minutes and 37 seconds until Tuesday, August 12, 2008. YAYY!<3

    7/24/2008 1:24:03 AM
  • Katie Jonas

    Julie- So a lot of the ride kept breaking down? That sucks, I was going to go on Sunday. I think I still am but it would suck if they all broke down again. Isn't Soarin' Over Califirnia like the coolest thing ever? I think its my favorite ride at CA.

    TB! Jonas Brothers are going to be on the cover of ROLLING STONE! They look so hott :]

    Oh and Julie again laugh out loud- I never did hate Jesse I was just mad at you. rolling on the floor laughing. I've been watching re-runs of Summerland because it just started the whole series again on the "N". I've also been listening to him alot, and I like his version of "Bleeding Love". His voice is gorgeuos.

    Oi! TB! Do you listen to screamo? Can you sing screamo? Just wondering, Chelsea made me listen to this screamo song that she likes, and we practiced doing screamo, so I wanted to know if you could sing screamo.

    Oh, and for anyone who cares, tonight im going to watch all of the HSM movies, so if you live in my neighborhood and you hear a girl screaming "Gotta Go My Own Way," that's me.

    7/24/2008 3:11:24 AM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    Yayy! Jonas Brothers on the cover of rolling stonee. They're amazing. They LOOK amazing. Me & Katie are biking to Vons today to buy the magazine.
    I'll document it and put it online hahahaha.
    Katie- elle oh elle. ALL of the HSM movies? You mean all two of them? Whoa dream big.
    Okay, that song is a GOOD screamo song. You have to admit, Its really good.
    OOOOO! I just went on iTunes and looked for that song. The genre says Rock. OOOO BURN KATIE!
    Just cause they're screaming in it doesnt make it screamo.
    Wait, that makes no sense. Whatever I like the song. The music video is like amazing too.
    Slipknot is so insane.

    7/24/2008 3:20:48 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Katie - Yea, we were so disappointed that Space Mountain was closed, but for some reason, it reopened after fireworks. And Splash Mountain closed a few minutes before we were about to go on it, but we never checked to see if it opened again. And yea! Bleeding Love by Jesse is soooooooo pretty! <3

    Chelsea's Tradition: 7 Things by Venetian Princess [Miley Cyrus Spoof]
    link below is for video! [:

    7/24/2008 6:31:08 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    Okay, so today me and Chelsea biked over to Save-On to get our magazine. That was at One Thirty. We get there and look for the Rolling Stone magazine, and they don't have it. Okay whatever, Vons is next door, so we go there, and they don't have it. So instead of going home, we go to Ralphs, but on t he way to Ralphs, there is Rite-Aid, so we go into there. They don't have it either. So we go to Ralphs, go inside the store, with was really cold by the way, and look for the magazine, they dont have it. Me and Chelsea were very mad at this point. So after that we go into Long's to see if they have it, and suprise! they don't have it either. Walgreen's is across the street, sowe go into that store and they don't have it. We were angry, but at leat Juice It Up is in that shopping center, so we decide that we want to go there. But wait! Circle K is right next the that shopping center, so we go into Circle K and they don't have it. Ugh. After that we go into this small little liquir store to see if they have it, and they don't have it. After that we went into Juice It Up and we got smoothies, but then I dropped mine on the table and smoothie got all over the table, so we had to clean that up. So all in all, we FAILED miserably. How was your day everyone?

    7/24/2008 7:49:32 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas. [we failed Katie]

    Well Katie explained it all to you
    I was sooo mad. We looked everywhere. And my dad went to Barnes and Noble to check and they didnt have it either.
    So now we are Rolling Stone Magazine-less. I documented the whole thing and put it on Youtube.
    and I'm SOOOO going to regret posting the link here. But oh well.
    Mr. bramwell, if you think this is "inappropriate" [which I dont understand why you would think that hahahaha] then you can disapprove this comment.
    & us at Juice it Up [when Camp Rock started playing and we freaked out]:

    haha we're weird. thats embarassing.

    7/25/2008 3:51:25 AM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    I was just looking back at the old comments and I never replied to this one from Katie: "And also, Chelsea, Mikayla and Khadija did take surfing lessons with this guy named Cameron in San Onofre."
    OKAY DUDE. Cameron wasnt my instructor, he was another surfer. and i didnt even talk to him that much. everybody bugs me about it but ehh. not true. Katiee your jacked up foo. yo. he was just another guy there. no big deal.

    7/25/2008 8:12:08 PM
  • Taylor

    I'm tired. I had a show last night and didn't get back until 11:30 at night. I ate food and took a shower at midnight. Then I watched the "Little Bear" (sorry supposed to be underlined) theme song. I like watching it for some reason. I have another show today at two, so I like have to start getting ready soon. I don't want to though because it isn't fun. Other than rehearsals and shows I have done nothing over my summer. Well I just finished reading "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" (supposed to be underlined too). I think it's my favorite Harry Potter book. There are 116 days until the movie comes out. I'm so excited for it!The trailer is about to come out soon! Yay!

    7/27/2008 12:40:18 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Taylor, what show are you in? What role do you play?

    I went to the tennis tournament at Home Depot Center today. Good show!

    7/27/2008 9:17:23 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    Whoaaa whoaa whoaaa.
    the Home Depot Center in Carson?
    Where the LA Galaxy [<3] plays?
    ahhh your the bestest. we go there all the time for soccer games. The tennis courts are really nice there toooo (:

    7/28/2008 2:32:24 AM
  • Taylor

    I'm in Seussical again, but it's the full version not the junior. It has more numbers. I am a who and a cadet. Its been really fun performing the show. Tessa and Chloe Horner are in it and so is my sister. We have had so much fun together.

    7/28/2008 1:35:04 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    I went to Disneyland yesterday :]

    7/28/2008 3:58:35 PM
  • Cal Dutcher

    Hey everyone,
    What a weekend! My brother's baseball All-Star team went all the way to the state championship. They went 10-0 over all of June and July. This weekend they were playing for all the marbles against Rancho San Diego in a three game series. Rancho San Diego had two All-Stars that were about 5'6" or so, and one of them had hit eight homeruns over the summer so far. On Saturday, they (lost for the first time) 6-4, because the umpires cheated the game for the other team. Then on Sunday, my brother's team was down 5 to 0 after the first inning. They came back to tie the game in the sixth and won the game on a walk-off shot. Sunday was the last game, win or lose. In, Tustin Western(my brother's team) scored 7 runs over 3 innings and on defense had a perfect game through 3 and 1/3 innings. Rancho San Diego came back in the fifth to tie the game seven to seven. Then in the sixth, we went ahead nine to seven, and shut them out in the bottom of the sixth to win the state title.

    That was a great weekend.

    7/29/2008 11:47:46 AM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    I went to the OC fair again todayy. it was really fun.
    me, my cousin [visiting from virginia], and my brothers went on all the rides together
    anywayy. everybodys freaking out over the realease of breaking dawn, the fourth book of the twilight series.
    im excited i guess but im not like obsessing.
    its actually really funny to watch everybody freak about it.
    me, carly, ashley i think, & some other people are going to the release party thing at Barnes and Noble for it. SO EXCITING OMG.
    hahaha. im excited. but not like obsessed.
    its entertaining
    currently listening to: One of THOSE Nights- The Cab [ft. Brendon Urie <3 & Patrick Stump <3]

    7/30/2008 12:07:55 AM
  • MrBramwell

    Way to get excited for your brother's team, Cal. That's nice to see.

    7/30/2008 1:15:10 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    TB, did I put some kind of abbreaviation that's not permitted in that last comment?

    I love that song!
    Johan [Moreno!] got me into The Cab!

    7/30/2008 1:23:35 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Calvin, are you going to any of the BD Release parties?

    7/30/2008 1:24:06 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Calvin: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    Chelsea: Ashley said she can't make the release party because she has an important water polo game. I can't believe I can't go! Ugh...stupid orthodintist appointment...
    You're so lucky you get to go and you haven't even finished to series so far.
    Anyway, while we are on the subject of breaking Dawn, 2 DAYS 7 HOURS 48 MINTUTES AND 50 SECONDS!
    It's almost unbearable!!!
    Oh, and I got my sister to start reading, too.
    She's almost as excited as I am.
    TB: What have you been doing so far? Are you still in Ohio?

    Chelsea's wannabe tradition: River Flows in You by Yiruma

    7/30/2008 7:13:34 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    Chelsea- Well you haven't read all of the books anyway, so why would you freak out? Which one are you on? Ashley isn't going because of waterpolo, so it me, you, Carly and Jackie.

    Oh My Gosh on the tv in the other room the Jonas Brothers Target commercial is pplaying, YAYY!
    Bramwell- Are we allowed to say "OMG" now, because Chelsea did?

    For the record everyone, Nick Jonas and Selena Gomez are NOT dating!! So happy!

    7/30/2008 7:44:23 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    OH MY GOSH! I forgot to say that tomorrow is Harry Potters birthday!! YAY!!

    oh, and I went to Disneyland on Sunday, and now I am watching all of the classic Disney movies. On Monday I watched Alice in Wonderland, Tuesday I watched Peter Pan, and im not sure what Ill watch today....

    7/30/2008 7:46:39 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    Jackie: pwned.
    Anywhooo. Today me, my cousin, my brothers, and our friend Parker went to Knotts Berry Farm. weee.
    I went on Perilous Plunge for the first time ever, even though i go there all the time, I've never been on it.
    I seriously thought I would pass out. We were in the very front too. I was seriously like "oh my gosh. im going to pass out. like now". it was craaazy. anywho we went on like every ride and it was fun. On Xcelerator [thats a dumb name but okay] it was HILARIOUS because we saw this like 6 year old kid who was looking back with this absolutely terrified look on her face, and she was about to burst out in tears and then shes all looking back and then it just launches off right then. we couldnt stop laughing, it was seriously like the funniest thing ever.
    we should've gone to sixflags today. Vanessa Hudgens was there. haha
    wannabe tradition timee!:
    Daydream- Demi Lovato

    8/1/2008 2:08:10 AM
  • Jacquelyn.Faith

    TB, Oh.
    Sorry, I guess.
    Hey, do you know who Robert Pattinson is?

    Chelsea, you went on Perilous Plunge for the FIRST time? I love that ride!

    Julie, UGH! I'm going to die soon, it's only fifteen more hours, thirty-two minutes, and 30 seconds! I'd rather die after I read the book! Or after the movie! UGH! Stephenie Meyer has enough of me to kill me!

    You guys! "Catch That Kid" with KStew is going to be on Disney Channel tonight! "A Little Bit Longer" in 11 days!

    By the way, Khadija says "Hi!" to everybody. For some reason, teacherwebs doesn't work in the UK. She says she just got back from Rome and toured the Colliseum. She wants to visit Volterra! I want to, too!

    8/1/2008 11:36:06 AM
  • Cal Dutcher


    Julie, that's not very nice. That was a great acomplishment and they will have their picture in the Tustin News. Beat that. Oh, and not two be offensive but you are obsessed with the Twilight Saga.

    Jacquelyn,no I won't be going to any of the Breaking Dawn release parties. However, I will read the book within the next two weeks.

    Chelsea, OMG! A Tan!

    The Dark Knight was awesome. The best part was the Magic Trick. No one can live up Heath Ledger in that film.

    8/1/2008 1:35:41 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    Chelsea- V Hudge was at the one in Texas or Georgia or something, not the one here.

    I went to Knotts yesterday too, but I was with Mikayla, her sister Kelly, and their friend Becka. We went on Xcelerator, and I was forced to sit next to Becka in teh very front car, not that I don't like Becka, just that the front car is like fast. We went on Ghostrider like four times, and on of the times, me and Mikayla kept hitting eachother like the entire ride, and then Becka started hitting Mikayla too, "it was soooo funnay" [chelsea]. We went on Silver Bullet like five times, and we became friends with the guy who worked there, Louis :]

    Oh, and I got braces today :[

    But its all good, because Breaking Dawn is TONIGHT!! yipee!

    8/1/2008 3:39:08 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    Oh and I want to make a shout out to
    JohnBob Louis :]

    8/1/2008 3:39:43 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Oh my gosh! So I found out that I AM going to the Breaking Dawn Release Party! The bummer is that I can't see my friends, I'm going with my cousin, AND he's making me pay him $10 for gas.
    I mean, Barnes and Noble isn't THAT far!
    Anywho, 10 HOURS 26 MINUTES AND 50 SECONDS!
    Ahhhh!!! Breaking Dawn is almost here, but it seems like it's soooo far away!
    Chelsea's Tradition: De Toi a Moi by Jesse McCartney

    8/1/2008 4:33:53 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    Yes, I know I havent finished the series yet. I dont spend all day in my room reading.
    thats really boring to me. so i read the books in moderation.
    Anywho, today I found out that the Breaking Dawn release party is a masquerade theme yayy! I love masquerade, its just so like, awesome to mee. Plus I have a lot of masquerade masks in my room from New Orleans [pre-hurricane] so I finally get to use them.
    I think Im wearing some like fancy dress? i dont know what shoes yet though. probably heels or something but it depends on the dress i choose.
    Tradition timeee:
    Around the World/Harder Better Faster Stronger- Daft Punk

    8/1/2008 8:27:29 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Calvin lost a posting due to a rule #2 violation, "Oh, my God!"

    8/2/2008 7:52:48 PM
  • Cal Dutcher

    Sorry, about that Mr. Bramwell. You are absolutely right about that violation.

    Anyone see Dark Knight yet?

    8/3/2008 11:00:27 AM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Wow, that Release Party was amazing!
    My cousin dropped me off with my sister [ha! I DIDN'T have to pay him for gas] and we went inside to get our wristband. It was around 9:30 then and I kept calling Nicole cause I thought she was going to the same book store I was, but she wasn't. ]:
    My sister and I walked around and watched contests [Who has the nicest "Bella Dress" and Create Bella's wedding dress out of toilet paper]. There was even Bella and Edward's "wedding cake" and a skit of all three books put together called "Twilight in a Nutshell" It was a blast! I just finished Breaking Dawn about an hour ago and it was...WOOOOW.
    That's all I'm going to say cause I would hate spoiling it for anyone.

    Ohh! Yesterday My cousins and I drove all the down to like Santa Barbara or something for a camping thing on the beach. It was really fun and we were having an awesome time.

    Anywho, Chelsea tradition: With Me by Sum 41

    8/3/2008 3:17:19 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    The sprinklers are going off in my backyard :)

    8/4/2008 5:07:08 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Ah, yes, Katie's comment, testament indeed to the fact that it is school that rescues children from eternal boredom. Your teacher is going to the Sierra's on a camping/fishing trip- nonny nonny nonny!

    8/4/2008 6:04:55 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    TB, I think you're right...No matter how sucky it is to admit this, school DOES rescue us from boredom.
    I am soooo bored right now. I have nothing to read!
    Chelsea Tradition: Your Guardian Angel by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

    8/4/2008 8:34:11 PM
  • MrBramwell

    JN, Try reading "Fahrenheit 451" (Ray Bradbury), or "To Kill a Mockingbird" (Harper Lee).

    8/5/2008 12:52:52 AM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    oh wooow. i think i seriously might pass out.
    Jonas Brothers won SIX awards! ohhh goodness. breathe, breathe. in out. in out.
    They're SOOO amazing! I always knew they could fly hahahaha<3
    and then
    the DC GAMESSS! AHHH!<3
    "silbliling rivaraly, say that ten times fast, oh wait you cant cause your not as good as me"
    hahahahaha. Joe's likee, hilarious.
    I went to the mall today, and i went to claires to look at JB merchandise, and they DIDN'T HAVE THE DOGTAG! i was so mad. anywho, then i went to forever 21 and then hot topic, but then i DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO GO TO LIMITED TOO FOR JB MERCHANDISE.
    I was SOOOOOO mad. And then i went home and watched the teen choice awards, then they said on the news that like they were gonna do a report on the blue carpet of the TCAs, so i watched 45 minutes of like practically nothing, and JB was on for LITERALLY [i counted], 1 and a half seconds.
    and the entire TCA thing was only for 5 and a half seconds.
    I was SOOO mad.
    Bless the Broken Road- Carrie Underwood
    that song is usually the type of music i dont like,but that song is really good. Im in loveee with the lyrics
    haha weird.

    8/5/2008 2:04:58 AM
  • JacquelynFaith

    I finished Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer yesterday, Sunday, August 4th, 4:11 PM! I have absolutely no words to explain it.

    I haven't been getting on this site much, lately, so I've missed out on talking about stuff!

    *GASP!* I missed Jay Leno, Teen Choice Awards, and I didn't wake up when ALBL [the song] came out! UGH! I'm so angry! I was tired because I was reading Breaking Dawn! But it was worth it. I just finished watching all of them on YouTube. But it's not as good as watching it on TV. Hmph.

    Oh yeah! I forgot about the release party! I probably should upload those videos on YouTube soon. The release party was amazing! We all dressed up as if we were going to something formal [Bella's prom], and we waited for the book. There is a cafe in the B&N that we went to, and I got a promotional drink called "Bella's Passion", there was another drink called "Edward's _________." I forgot what it said! But it was a White Chocolate Mocha drink. "Bella's Passion" was a passion tea. <3
    As if I needed any more sugar at 12:01 in the morning, I bought one of those promotional Godiva Twilight Chocolate bars! I didn't eat a lot of it, and I left it at Carly's house! She said she'd keep the box for me. hehe..

    Julie, same here! I have nothing to read! I think I'm going to go out and read "Chaos: Making A New Science" by James Gleick or "A Sound of Thunder" by Ray Bradbury. I watched a movie called "Chaos" [with Jason Statham!] and I wanted to read the book that was explained in it! It was a very good movie.

    Oh my goodness! [I'm writing a lot! I feel like Chelsea! haha, just kidding!] I watched another movie called "Never Back Down", with Cam Gigandet! He's James from Twilight the Movie! And the first preview in it was Twilight the Movie! GAH! The movie is about two boys [one is Cam, the other is Sean Faris] who go at it using boxing techniques and mixed martial arts. It's a very good movie, but PG-13. hmm..

    Yeah, well, hopefully not EVERYONE is dying of boredom. Because I know I am.

    8/5/2008 9:59:41 AM
  • Katie Jonas

    Chelsea already explained what happened at Teen Choice, but my other favorite celebrities were there too, David and Victoria Beckham, and Fergie Ferg. The Jonas boys looked sooo good in what they were wearing ♥

    Anyway, zomg "A Little Bit Longer" song came out today, its is cry-tasric, but I like the live version better, but it is still amazing
    non live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceHlXAZ5_U0
    live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBd0rkdtEXQ

    Jackie- You don't have to stay up until midnight to get the songs off iTunes, it comes on the site at 9:00 for east coast people, so we get it too.

    MB- I have read Fehrenhiet 451, and it was boring. I had to read it for book club with Hastings.

    8/5/2008 2:48:00 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    TB: Don't you have to read To Kill a Mockingbird in Highschool? I've wanted to read Romeo and Juliet, but I have no idea which pages to read first...it's sooo confusing!

    Chelsea: OH MY GOSH! TC08 was awesome! The Jonas Brothers didn't perform though...That's weird; I remember them announcing that they would.

    Anywho, I just got back from a bunch of different doctors appointments and I got contacts! Yayy. Oh and at the orthodontist, I got chains instead of donuts.
    Tradition: First Time by Lifehouse

    8/5/2008 3:52:52 PM
  • Cal

    Hey, Mr. Bramwell, is there a way to get next years school supply list?

    8/5/2008 5:01:49 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Katie - Yeah, but you know I'm asleep by then. DUH! I, too, prefer the live version.

    "Fahrenheit 451" = boring?
    I guess I could try some Shakespeare. I haven't cracked my RIF book since the day I got it. And THEN I'll read "The Chaos Theory".

    8/5/2008 9:16:46 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Katie- Plus, I like TRYING to stay up for it.
    It creates more fun in the atmosphere for me.

    8/5/2008 9:18:10 PM
  • MrBramwell

    JN, Shakespeare can be tough because of the language. I suggest reading it quickly through the first time. Try to capture the basic ideas. You can reread for language next time.

    Cal, Shoot Hastings an email (lhastings@tustin.k12.ca.us). I'm sure she will send you a materials list.

    8/8/2008 5:01:07 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    Calvin- Once you get the supplies list from Hatings can you post in on here please?

    Chelsea- HAHA EGG TROWING IS THE BEST THING EVER, we must do that againnn

    8/8/2008 9:53:47 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    TB: Yea, Shakespear goes crazy on vocab! What I meant was that you have to skip this page and go on to another. So basically, you don't even go in order...That's what I heard at least.

    Ughh, I hate being sick. Who gets sick over the summer?!

    8/9/2008 2:45:25 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    Katie- Chyeahh. i cant believe you hit me thoughhh.
    Jonas Brothers on MTV Live yesterday was like the funniest thing likee evurrr.
    "You know how i feel about 100% juice"
    hahahaha best quote evurrr
    JB: Cause I'm Burnin Up
    Big Rob: WASSUP!
    JB: Burnin up, for you
    Ryan Seacrest: WASSUP!
    HAHAHAHAHHA. I got the mp3 of that for my ipod yo.
    uhh. today i bought this super preeeetty dress for a wedding tomorrow
    its white and has like black flowers on it and its really preeety. then we went to like 20 different stores to find shoes but we never did.
    so that was sad. but i love my dress so its okay
    Uh tradition:
    Burnin Up [Acoustic]- Jonas Brothers & Big Rob [ft. Ryan Seacrest]

    8/9/2008 8:18:02 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Chelsea [pronounced Chel-sea-uh; HAHA<3],
    Burnin' Up[Acoustic] - Jonas Brother & Big Rob [ft. Ryan Seacrest should be put on their new album! GAH! And I'm glad you like your preety dress. I'll bet you'll look very pretty in it. Hello Beautiful.

    Julie, I'm sorry that you're sick. Get better soon!

    TB, Shakespeare is kind of confusing. I'm reading one of the three stories in the book, and it's kind of wierd. It's called Macbeth, I'm sure you've heard of it.

    Hey, I want a tradtion!
    Leave Out All the Rest - Linkin Park

    8/10/2008 11:19:46 PM
  • JacquelynFaith


    Michael Phelps won in swimmingg!&hearts;

    USA beat the world record in the 4x100m FREE RELAY!<---- There is a guy in this team that's name is Cullen Jones! HAHA

    Did you guys stay up to see the meteor shower last night? [I didn't ;]

    8/11/2008 1:07:02 PM
  • Julie Nguyen


    He's so awesome....

    8/12/2008 1:03:14 PM
  • Ritu

    hi = D

    8/12/2008 4:17:11 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Isn't he just beautiful?

    Hey guys, Picture Day is always when you get registered on Registration, right?

    Oh My Goodness.
    A Little Bit Longer came out yesterday, and I still don't have it! Depressing.

    8/13/2008 9:35:52 AM
  • MrBramwell

    Look everyone, Ritu has checked in! Hi Ritu! What has summer held for you?

    8/13/2008 10:22:37 AM
  • Katie Jonas

    Im sadFrown
    Gymnastics are over for the Olympics. That was my favorite sport that is played. US got silver behinf China, who had girls underage (everyone knows it but China won't admit it) I think the team did really well. Shawn Johnson was like amazinf in every event, and all the girls who did Highh/uneven bars did amazing. Alicia Sacromone is my favorite on the team :)

    A LITTLE BIT LONGER!! Me and Chelsea had to get up at 7:30 in the morning (earliest i'd been up all summer I think) and we were running around Target looking for the music section and then we found it and then we freaked out. The whole cd is amazingggg!

    Oh Em Gee! Did you hear? Im dating a Jonas Brother! Its soo hott

    8/13/2008 4:07:39 PM
  • Ritu

    My summer's okay. How's yours?

    8/14/2008 1:12:25 PM
  • Amy Argo

    Hey bloggers and Mr. B! It has been an amazing summer so far! I just found out about this blog from Ritu (Thanks by the way) and I read some of the comments! It looks pretty cool. But I am having trouble using correct grammar! That's one thing that's really tough about going back to school, is writing. The Jonas Brothers Concert was amazing!!!!!!! I only saw Katie and Chelsea's head, unfortunately, but it was a great show! My Cousins came from Catalina and Oregon, it was really fun. We went to Corona del Mar the day before the Magnet car wash and we saw Ms. Magner! It was cool. I didn't say hi because it was kind of awkward. Oh my gosh, August 11th was one of the best days of summer! I was at my mail box and I got a package, so I opened it and screamed! It was A Little Bit longer! I tried to muffle my screams and ran into my house to tell my sister. We were so stoked. Last week I worked at my church's vacation bible school. I saw Mr. Neforos! Creepy, huh? Anyway, we are hoping to go to Disneyland this Sunday because that's when our passes open back up! Some other good times include campouts in Elisa's backyard, and shopping trips of course! Next week is my friend's 15th birthday party! I am so excited! We are going to Bubba Gumps and such. Better yet, we might get tickets to the City of Hope Benefit Concert, that will have Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Jonas Brothers! Also, I have been reading! I started The Clique series this week and I am already on the 3rd book! I am hooked! So that's pretty much that has happened this summer. See everyone soon.

    8/14/2008 5:59:21 PM
  • Ritu

    I just found out that the sixth Harry Potter movie's release date was MOVED to EIGHT MONTHS LATER! Instead of November 21,2008 its going to come out on July 17, 2009! AAAAAHHHHH!!!


    Well at least I have the Twilight movie to look forward to in December...unless they change that too.

    8/15/2008 2:25:42 PM
  • taylor

    I'm really sad that they moved the harry potter release date. I wanted to cry but I didn't. We only had 98 more days left until it came out, but now we have 335. However, they released a lot of new photos from the movie! That made me happy!

    8/15/2008 5:18:11 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    I was soooo mad when I read the Harry Potter article!
    Are they MAD?! [Crazy, insane]
    They can't do this to us!
    Nooooo! Aghh!
    I am sooo upset.
    I cannot believe this.
    They better release 158627493 trailers!
    Has anyone heard or does anyone like the song Disturbia by Rihanna?
    That song cracks me up. hahahaha

    8/16/2008 12:03:21 AM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi Amy. It's good to see you so animated. It sounds as if you're having a summer to remember. Check in with any additional teacher spottings. See you soon.

    8/16/2008 1:38:02 AM
  • Amy

    Hey again! I am so excited because tomorrow we are going to Disneyland! Yay!

    8/17/2008 1:03:45 AM
  • MrBramwell

    How about M. Phelps!

    8/17/2008 2:33:14 AM
  • Khadija

    I'm back.


    8/17/2008 2:53:04 PM
  • Khadija

    Woops, didn't mean to send that last one, but anyways...MICHAEL PHELPS IS AMAZING. He's definitely made for swimming. He also changed the sport, just because of him a lot of people began watching swimming! I'm so glad he's American too, he makes up practically half of our gold medal count. I feel kind of bad for his relay teammates because the whole time hey interviewed them it was always about Phelps. And how about Nastia Luiken and Shawn Johnson! They are awesome-following Carly Patterson's footsteps. I'm so mad because in 2012 they are having the olympics in London! If only they could have had them in London this year...Still, Beijing did an awesome job with the bird's nest and water cube! Volleyball is looking good for the American's too. Usain Bolt is way too fast. He hadn't even finished the race and he was celebrating. Yay for Walter Dix! Too bad for Tyson GayFrownOh, Dara Torres got silver! That's like amazing considering all the other swimmers are less than half her age. Hmm..what else? The redeem team-pretty catchy! US girls soccer seems to be going well. Too bad Blake couldn't get bronze in tennis. By the way, what happened between Nadal vs. the other dude and Serena and Venus vs. other people (doubles) for gold? I'm guessing it's pretty obvious. Federer and company got doubles gold. Well, I think you can see I REALLY like the olympics-TiVo is really helpful because you can skip thorugh the boring parts- like the never-ending marathon. I'm sad the baseball and softball won't be in the olympics in 2012-we'll be graduating 2013! Unless, according to Julie, we might not mke it that far becasue the world is going to end in 2012. Oh my gosh, school is starting soonFrownWaking up early doesn't suit me. Web Training Wed-Fri, registration on thursday. Okay, I'll go now!

    8/17/2008 3:12:29 PM
  • MrBramwell

    If you have any questions about the Olympics, just ask Khadija.

    8/17/2008 3:21:11 PM
  • Khadija

    I just read the thing about the pictures- I'll be sure to keep as many as I can.I need to get my camera fixed first. It broke before I went to see the ColliseumFrownBut my cousin has a lot of pictures!

    8/17/2008 7:57:31 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    Khadija, you pay attention so muchto sooo many different sports. Its crazyy. Did you watch all of womens' gymnastics? It was sooo intense. I was dang, gurl. Nastia Luiken is like amazing at bars and Shawn Johnson is like amazing at everything! And then Chelsey Memmel sprained her ankle but she still did great at bars and then Alicia Sacramone is like great at vault and like a whole bunch of other stuff. Haha Alicia is still my favorite even though like alot of America hates her because she "lost" America the gold medal for her team, but you know what? Silver is more attractive then gold anyway haha. Has anyone else been watching womens beach volleyball? Misty May and Carrie Walsh are like sooooo good, they have been undefeated for like an entire year, which is like really cool. Carrie Walsh is 6'2 :O. When they were playing China, the girls on that teram were both 5'8, and the announcers were like they are short! I was like 'what?' Because im 5'8 and I thought I was tall, maybe if I become fabolous at beach volleyball I can go be a shortie at the olympics, but im probably going to get taller so I won't be a shortie if I get into the Olympics, and then my mom can be like Michael Phelp's mom and freak out whenever I get a gold medal "lol". Anyway, I watched the basketball game when USA beat China really badly, that was goodSmile Ohhh. For whoever watched womens gymnastics, was anyone else trying to curse the China team when they were doing floor? Because I was. Well okay I wasn't doing voodoo dolls or anything but I was like "little short girl fall already!" whenever they were doing a round thing. My dad was like "Katie, thats not nice" and I was like "I don't care. fall already!!" It was lovely.

    Today I went to this food show at the Hilton hotel (I didn't see Paris. I was looking though) and I took a picture with Duff from Ace of Cakes, and I asked Mary-Alice if I could get a picture and she said after, but then there was this huge long line and you could take a picture of them but not with them, which was soo stupid, because throughout the entire time they were talking to us I was taking pictures haha.

    YAY! The Hills comes on tomorrow!! I am soo excited! I love that show soo much, which is wierd I know, but whatever. Yay! I have been watching re-runs and behind the scenes stuff and top ten most memorable moments and stuff! Yay! [Yay! Taylor, is that familiar? thats what most of our text conversations sound like]

    mmmkay. um this is really long. and im spamming haha. um okay I will go now...

    "Paris Hilton! Your my hero!"
    "that's hot."
    thats what I imagined what our conversation would be if I ever met Paris Hilton. Its a total lie, but its my dream to have Paris Hilton say 'thats hot' to me :)

    ohhhhhhh... if anyone watched "Hell's Kitchen" last year, do you remember the guy who cried? Well I saw him today, I was going to get a picture, but then he walked away too quickly 'lol'

    anyway. bye :)

    8/18/2008 12:51:59 AM
  • Amy

    Disneyland was really fun. Any Jonas fans need to listen up! On Yahoo omg! there are pictures of them filming their new music video! Joe is dressed as a policeman with his infamous mustache from Burnin' Up (scary), Kevin is dressed as a Hot Dog Salesman (scary), and Nick is guiding a horse drawn carriage. (amazing!) Taylor Swift is also in it.

    8/18/2008 12:52:05 AM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Khadija, you're studied up on your Olympicss!

    Juliee; bom bom dee dum bom bom dee dom dom..
    it's a crazy beat.

    Anyways, Michael Phelps is AH-MAZING and it just makes me scream.

    Okay, so apparently, according to Calvin, the supplies lists aren't ready yet. So, yeah.

    Ugh! Two more weeks. It has been getting so annoying. I want to go to school already!

    8/18/2008 9:35:16 AM
  • Amy

    I used Yahoo omg! but that's the name of the site. I can't think of anything else. I kind of forgot what I wrote anyway!

    8/18/2008 12:17:42 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    oh my gosh its been like forevurrr since I posted here.
    Anyway the wedding was fun. I LOVEE my dress, its soo pretty.
    Me, Zoya, Sarah, and Charlie went to the mall sometime last week & it was reeally fun. I bought a lot of new school clothes and I'm happy cause i love them (:
    Olympics are boring for me.
    the only thing i like watching is gymnastics. Ever since I was little those have always been my favorite.
    it was also my brothers birthdayy. But I was more excited for Joes :]
    We got my brother a new Xbox [like elite or something? i dont know] and Guitar Heroo.
    Except it sucks because the stupid Dell people got our order screwed up so our Xbox JUST came and my brother left for soccer camp for like a week today, and me and Brandon [my other brother] arent allowed to play Guitar Hero until he comes back. So we have a brand new shiny wonderful fantastic Xbox 360 and Guitar Hero...and we arent allowed to play it.
    Yeah it sucks.
    I got this fantastical...wait i forgot what i was gonna say.
    Ummm. I cant remember.
    Well this is awkward.
    OH! I got this amazingical jacket yesterday.
    its like theee best jacket evurrr.
    Today I tried to make home-made iced coffee and it ended up terrible. I can make regular coffee really well but when i tried to make it iced coffee [the blended kind] i killed it.
    I'd rather go to coffee bean anyway.

    Dude Jackie what are you talking about?! I love summer. The only reason I want to go back to school is to see everybody again.
    then we need to go back into summer
    that works for me.
    Isnt it kind of sad that the last call on my cell phone I got was from my dad like 4 days ago?

    Ooo tradition:
    So Much Love- Rocket Summer
    Love the lyrics to that song
    & love the song itself.

    8/18/2008 5:38:04 PM
  • Zoya

    Hi!! I was wondering how to get the supply list for next year, Mr.Bramwell..

    8/18/2008 5:52:36 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Khadija- Doode, I didn't even know there were other sports going on until a few days ago. Goshhhhhh, I loveeeee Phelps! He is so fast! By the time I finish 50 meters, he'll probably have finished 1000 meters...

    Katie- I love Ace of Cakes! I heard that they don't taste good though. Like, they only make 'em look pretty...Oh well, it's still an awesome show! :D

    Jackie- Oh my gosh, the lyrics are sooo funny! Especially the part where she says "It's a thief in the night to come and grab you. It can creep up inside you and control you. A disease of the mind it can control you. And I feel like a monster" The first time I heard that, I was cracking up sooo hard. I have no idea why though...

    Anyway, I went to Knotts yesterday and it was really fun. I think we went on Sierra Sidewinder first because it didn't look scary. Then we went on some water rides and then we went on the Pony Express. That ride was really short. After, we decided to go on Boomerang. Two people wimped out, and I was screaming the whole time. "STEPH! HELP ME! I DON'T WANNA DIE! WHY ARE WE STILL GOING UP! GET ME OFF OF HERE!" -ride ends- "Hey, that wasn't that bad." The best ride was probably Ghost Rider. We didn't go on Xcelerator because too many people wimped out. We didn't go on Supreme Screme either, because nobody was willing to drop straight down from 100 feet. I also remember being so thristy, feeling super dehydrated, and having really sore feet. Other than those negatives, I had a blast. [:

    Sigh, I don't know whether I should be dreading school, or if I should be excited for it to come.

    8/18/2008 5:59:05 PM
  • zoya

    ok..last one.im catching up here. Nadals finally number 1 in the world!!!YAY!!!!!Federer didnt beat Sampras' record!!!!!!and Ivanovics number 1 too!!!!!YAY!!!!!!!

    8/18/2008 6:27:13 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    "There's Something Wrong With My Brain Or Something." - Bella
    "Bella, I've Always Known There Was Something Wrong With Your Brain." - Jacob

    I Forgot If That's The Way The Quote Is Written, But Whatever.

    Katie, That's Hot!

    TB, Do You Watch Jon&Kate Plus Eight?
    Or Anyone Else?

    You Guys! I'm Finally Five Feet!
    I'm So Extremely Super dee Duper Happy!

    Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

    8/18/2008 10:08:14 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Zoya, I saw Hastings last week; she didn't have the materials list completed yet. Maybe she'll have it done for registration this week(lhastings@tustin.k12.ca.us). I didn't know you were such a big tennis fan. I too am interested in the new tennis order.

    Man, wasn't it refreshing while CJ tuned out for a spell? Hi CJ :). (that's not a period it's a mole).

    Katie broke rule #2, so lost a post. She is such a rule breaker.

    "know your enemy" Rage Against the Machine

    8/18/2008 10:52:15 PM
  • Zoya

    i actually am, im so happy federer isn't number 1 anymore!!!!
    Jackie- I looove that song!!since forever!!
    I loove phelps too!!! i met him at disnyland like two years ago on Idiana Jones. haha..there was a swim meet there my team went to watch.

    8/19/2008 1:18:42 AM
  • Zoya

    I dont know...wow its so weird spelling that out!!! i looove the summer. and yeah, Chelsea remember waiting at school for like an hour since we had no ride!! by the way did that guy we wanted to cash my check ever add you on facebook??hahaha...

    8/19/2008 1:35:17 AM
  • Katie Jonas

    I thought I was a rebel.
    I got DEMOTED from rebel to rule breaker!?!

    8/19/2008 1:37:35 AM
  • Katie Jonas

    TB what is your favorite Beatles song?
    I keep forgetting to ask.. I like I Am the Walrus (goo goo g'goob)

    8/19/2008 1:38:59 AM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    Mr. Bramwell, me and Katie were both reading your comment at the same time on the phone and we both started cracking up.
    Katie stole it and put it on her youtube page.
    dudee, you like rage against the machine? I love them! what other bands do you like?
    dont worry, I dont ONLY like Jonas Brothers :]

    Jackiee- WOW! Good for youu!
    come on, 5'1". YOU CAN DO IT!

    Books and Letters- The Morning Light

    Hello my name is Antwon.

    8/19/2008 1:49:17 AM
  • Julie Nguyen

    I really hope we don't get last minute homework and summer reading...That would be horrible...

    Chelsea, you are one odd child. [:
    Zoya, you use too many exclamation marks, just like you throw in commas wherever you want. Hahahaha! I remember Mr. Bramwell telling us that in class.
    Jackie, Uh...I don't get why you put that quote there? *confused look*
    Mr. Bramwell, Do you watch beach volleyball of both genders?!
    I loveee beach volleyball!

    Tradition: Simple Song by Miley Cyrus [It's a pretty song] [:

    8/19/2008 3:01:27 PM
  • Zoya

    hahaha.. i know!!!i can't help it!!!and yes i remember that too....by the way, you guys. Apparently i have a myspace?? does anyone know about that?? because i have no idea where it came from and ive never been on it!! wow!!! thats weird!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By the way...Jacob Black bugs me sooooo much!!!

    8/19/2008 4:06:39 PM
  • MrBramwell

    JH has always been a giant in my eyes.
    JN, you ought to play volleyball next year.

    8/19/2008 8:51:50 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    Yay! By the way I forgot to mention.... Jackie you are 5' thats great!! Now your only like eight inches shorter than me!!! Hooray!

    here comes the sun do do do dooo here comes the sun and I say, its alright

    answer MB! what is your favorite Beatles song?

    8/19/2008 11:33:08 PM
  • Katie Jonas


    haha can I be a rebel now?

    8/19/2008 11:49:28 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    TB, A GIANT?!
    Er, that sounds kind of wierd.

    Julie, I put that comment there because Mr. Bramwell said there was something wrong with me because I want to go back to school so badly.

    Chelsea, haha, yeah! 5'1! Like, in a year!

    Hey Antwon, I went to that one place you told me to, and asked for you, but you weren't there. That made me sad..


    I'm Not Over - Carolina Liar

    8/20/2008 10:30:19 AM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Zoya, NO! I LOVE JACOB! You just have to read the whole series. Nobody understands him! Bella is horrible to him! ]:

    Mr. Bramwell, I can't play next year! I can't even serve overhand! ]: *tear*

    WEB training in a few minutes...

    8/20/2008 2:11:09 PM
  • Amy

    Who will be at registration tomorrow? I have to be there at 8 :(. After I do registration I am working at the PTO table or something. My dad will be working at the picture table too!

    8/20/2008 7:35:57 PM
  • Amy

    Has any Jonas fan seen that YouTube video where Joe invites that little girl on stage to sing "Gotta Find You"? It's the cutest thing ever! Just search for the August 15th concert for that song. I cannot believe they didn't do that at our concert!

    8/20/2008 7:41:07 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Yeah.. Zoya, Jacob Black is really sweet. Have you read Breaking Dawn yet? Even thought he is extremely nice and tolerable of Bella, I'm still Team Edward.

    WEB training. I hope one of the Magnet WEB people get my brother in their group. ... My brother is nervous for middle school.

    Katie! My favorite Beatles song is "Let It Be"

    Wouldn't It Be Nice - Beach Boys

    8/21/2008 12:00:09 AM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Oh, yeah, registration tomorrow, guys!
    Be there! Especially YOU Antwonn!

    OHMYGOSH. I'm going to get braces in a few weeks.

    [I know I just posted my other tradition, but traditions change, right?]
    Believe - The Bravery♥

    8/21/2008 12:04:27 AM
  • Ritu

    Does anyone listen to Coldplay? They're VERY good.

    8/21/2008 11:38:44 AM
  • Ritu

    Khadija, i love your website!!

    8/21/2008 11:50:00 AM
  • Katie Jonas

    MB I got your message

    JACKIE?!? why weren't you at web yesterday?

    Tradition: Mother Mother _The Veroncias

    8/21/2008 2:26:47 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Zoya, you're gonna make me cry with this "Jacob is trying to take Bella away" thing...That's not exactly how it is! If you read that one paragraph on pages 327-328 and 341-342, you would cry your eyes out!

    Jackie, Ohhh hahaha! I get it. Oh my gosh! Braces! Hooray! I love braces. [:

    Wow, registration today was awesome! There was no line! We just sped through! Plus I met Khadija there, so I went to her house and we raided her fridge. Then we watched Lords of Dogtown which stars MICHAEL ANGARANO and NIKKI REED! Oh, speaking of excitement, HOORAY for Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh! That was very exciting! Oh, I watched part of the notebook and the first 30 seconds in [literally] I predicted the story. Hahaha

    Fall For You - Secondhand Serenade<3
    ^^^ Amazing song and band...

    8/21/2008 9:49:03 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    TB, I got the phone message.. It's really too bad that the whole book thing didn't happen on August 2nd..

    Ritu, I love Coldplay! I ♥ Chris Martin!

    Katie, I wasn't at WEB because I'm not in it. I thought I told you?

    Zoya, yeah, Breaking Dawn does get a little awkward, but it's my FAVORITE book out of all four.

    Amy! I saw you today:) And I watched the YouTube video! It's so cute!

    Homecoming - Kanyeee Westtt feat. Chrisss Martinnnn♥

    8/21/2008 10:10:13 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    registration was sooo fast.
    I saw Amy, Ryan, Zoya, Maria, Andre, Steven, & i met some dude who was talking to me and I'm just like "oh. right yeah". and then he wanted to try on my wayfarers [my white sunglasses] and i was like uhh....okay?
    Today I went to the mall with Zoya and Sarah and I bought like the most amazingest stuff!
    And then we were arguing about a JB music video in the elevator and then suddenly REALLY loud on accident i was like "HE CAN GROW A MUSTACHE!" and then everybody turned around and stared at me
    it was amazing.

    TB, I didnt get your message...

    JACQUELYN! I was there.
    pshh you werent.
    I went like 9:53-ish
    ohmygosh you're getting braces?
    me toooo!
    in like 2 days, ugh.
    THENNN my birthday in 3 days! yayyy :]

    I spent like 2 hours today trying to blend carrots in a blender.
    i ended up throwing them away.

    well I have nothing else to do at 1:09 in the morning so this is what I do.

    Jamie All Over- Mayday Parade

    8/22/2008 4:11:24 AM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Chelsea, I didn't see you either.
    Maybe because I was finished with registration at 9:15. And you GOT THERE at 9:53..

    Some random guy wanted to try on your WayFarers? How wierd! I just got some green ones! WayFarers are thee best everrr. I want the black ones with orange tint <333

    By the way, have you read the fanfic yet?

    8/22/2008 10:07:19 AM
  • MrBramwell

    CJ, and others, It's time to retrain your sleep habits. Doing so will make for a nicer first week of school.

    8/22/2008 10:10:44 AM
  • JacquelynFaith

    TB, I still wake up at 5 and go to sleep at 8, even during summer. Haha.

    8/22/2008 10:11:46 AM
  • Amy

    Oh my gosh the party was amazing! We were just hanging out in the backyard, and then our 2 friends were coming, so Elisa(my friend who most people don't know her) was like, "come on guys they're coming!" In my head, I was thinking, okay, it's just them. I walk out of the breezeway and look up...There was a limo on the side of the street! I was totally caught off guard! I practically screamed! We first went to Bubba Gump's which is really fun! The birthday girl and another girl had a chugging contest with 15 shots of Dr. Pepper and a glass of Mt. Dew! (If you have seen Forrest Gump you will know what I mean)Outside the restaurant there was a shrimp mascot! We were doing funny dances and we asked him if he knew the KEvin Jonas Dance! He started doing it! It was great. Then we drove to Newport and ran around the beach with water guns that we had to fill up at the ocean! Then we were doing cheer stunts below the pier, and people were actually watching! It was funny. Then we opened presents back at her house. We made her this sick card that was a collage of Nick Jonas, but at the bottom it was a cutout of Nick and we put our heads in so it looked like his arms were around us! Well sorry for this whole explanation, but it was a good time.

    8/22/2008 12:04:15 PM
  • Amy

    Oh yeah, I saw Sarah at the mall too! My sister and I also got Jonas glasses in white and black!

    8/22/2008 12:08:07 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Jackie, Is Breaking Dawn really your favorite?
    Only Book Two was the one I really liked. Twilight's still my number one though. [:

    Chelsea, oh my gosh! You got people to all turn and look at you! That's amazing!
    Haha amazing is my new word now. Sometimes I use it unconsiously. <<<I have no idea if I spelled that right. ]:

    Enjoy summer while it lasts everyone! ]:

    8/22/2008 2:08:53 PM
  • Zoya

    I love Coldplay too!!!!I heart Viva la Vida!!!!!
    Going to the mall was really fun!! The whole mustache thing happened twice!!! And by the way.. is anyone going to the America's Got Talent thing???? Doesn't it suck that were getting our schedules the first day of school!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Julie- I guess your right...I dont know when im going to read Breaking Dawn.

    Happy almost Birthday Julie!!!!!!!! and Chelsea!!!!!!!!

    Im kind of excited for school.. i hope we get our lists soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    8/22/2008 4:45:13 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    AMY! The guy at Bubba Gump knew the KEVIN JONAS DANCEEEE?! WOWWW! THAT'S AWESOMEEEE!
    & dude, Jonas glasses [WayFarers] are theee best sunglasses everr.

    Julie, yes. Breaking Dawn is really my favorite.

    I'm going to go crazy.
    I need school.
    I need my supplies list.
    I need my schedule.

    I know I sound crazy, but seriously!

    That's What You Get - Paramore

    8/22/2008 11:02:14 PM
  • Amy

    Ya the shrimp guy knew it! We were cracking up! We think it was a girl, because why would a guy know the Kevin Jonas dance? He didn't know Nick's crazy muscle dance though! We taught to him. That's what I thought WayFarers were.

    8/23/2008 2:12:24 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Thanks Zoya!

    8/23/2008 2:39:09 PM
  • Zoya

    Julie and Jackie!!! THATS NOT MY MYSPACE!!!! can you please leave a comment that says its not!! i dont know what to do!! it is so embarrasing

    8/23/2008 4:18:13 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    oh. my gosh.
    there. was a lizard. in my. house.
    I was vaccuming and there was this thing and at first I guess I thought it was a dust bunny, and then it MOVED! I was freaking out. My mom was in another room and I ran over to where she was folding laundry and she was like what? And then I was like "lizard. underneath couch" So then my mom called my dad who was out working and then when he came home he lifted up the couch and the lizard wasn't there :O but then later on my mom saw it too and I guess my dad picked it up with his hand and threw it outside or something. Im not going into my living room for a while. "haha"

    Tradition: California- Phantom Planet

    8/24/2008 4:28:42 AM
  • Katie Jonas

    I just ate ice crea. It was
    D to the E to the L I C I O U S

    tradition: Shut Up and Let Me Go- The Ting Tings

    8/24/2008 5:11:51 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Amy!He/She didn't know the Flex-Your-Dinosaur-Flex-Muscles dance?! How dissapointing.

    Zoya, it's not? How wierd.

    Katie, lizard? Haha, nice.

    Julie, I text you yesterday ALMOST thirteen times, but I didn't get on the blog, so HAPPY THIRTEENTH BIRTHDAY, JULIEEEE!

    Love Me Dead (ACOUSTICCC!) - Ludo

    8/24/2008 10:43:30 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    OHMIGOD You Guys!

    The new VERONICAS cd comes out tomorrow!! eeeekk

    tradition- Untouched- The Veronicas (of course!)

    8/25/2008 10:33:10 PM
  • Amy

    I know Jackie! Christy filmed it so I think she is going to put it on YouTube so everyone can see him doing the Kevin Jonas!

    8/26/2008 12:10:50 AM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    I got braces today.
    straight up gangster noww.
    my birthday is in 38 minutesss . yayy!

    dude, everybody bought wayfarersss!
    mine are so old lol but i lovee them<3

    we FINALLY got to open our guitar hero.
    its likee; amazing.
    I know a lot of the songs on there so it was tight hahaa

    Tradition: oh em gee, everybodys doing it noww!

    Prayer of the Refugee- Rise Against


    8/26/2008 2:22:09 AM
  • Amy

    The Veronicas are joining the end of the Burnin' Up Tour. What is that tradition thing?

    8/26/2008 10:42:45 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    And that's my favorite song on GH3!
    I have it on repeat on my iPod and my phone ALL the time:]
    Try it on Expertt:] It's so much fun:]
    I'm an addict:]

    Get Back - Demi Lovato <333

    8/27/2008 12:00:03 AM
  • Katie Jonas

    Amy- I already knew that they were "haha" like two weeks ago.

    I wanna get back to the old daysss when the phone would ring. I I knew it was you!!!

    tradition: Revolution- The Veronicas

    8/27/2008 1:47:29 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    *snickers* you said Y'all

    tradition: Kerosene- Miranda Lambert

    8/27/2008 11:51:51 PM
  • Amy

    Hey everyone! I am excited because my family and I are going to Catalina this weekend! We are visiting our cousins who live in Avalon. They work at Campus by the Sea. Still what is that tradition thing? Well if its your favorite song...I don't know. But right now I cannot get "Sorry" out of my head! We went to Disneyland yesterday! We started a tradition! Well we've done it before. We always sing "Goodnight and Goodbye" on Screamin! It's our anthem. Anyway, I hope to see you all soon.

    8/28/2008 6:15:43 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    I got a pocket got a pocketfull of SUNSHINE!!

    summer is almost over *sigh*

    tradition: Letter to Me- Brad Paisley

    8/28/2008 9:49:07 PM
  • Khadija

    Geese, I missed a lot.
    My computer is laid out all over the floor so I'm on my brother's right now. Ahhh! You can't stop the blog, couldn't you change it to School Year Blog? Anyways, only a few days left till summer ends and school begins. I wish I had my schedule and a supply list. I'll just bring the usual- binder, notebook, pencils, etc. I excited to be an eighth grader but I'm dreading to go back. It's mainly waking up.

    About Breaking Dawn- I thought it was kind of lame. The Volturi "almost" battle scene was so long and disappointing. I was hoping for some kind of a legit battle. And the happily ever after ending was sooo cheesy. Whatever...

    The Olympics are over and I find myself terribly bored sometimes. Can't wait for Vancouver in 2010, although I think summer Olympics are way better.

    So many people have gotten braces recently...

    Alright, I guess I'll check in later!

    8/29/2008 1:45:35 AM
  • Khadija


    forgot the tradition:

    The Garden by Mirah

    and to make up for the other one i posted without a tradition:

    Hallelujah by Kate Voegelle

    8/29/2008 1:46:52 AM
  • zoya

    Yay!!! today was soooo fun!!!! my friend and i made this giant shiny box thingy that was all shiny and neony and smiley facey and stuff!! and we put like voice recording inside and our numbers and stuff and sent it to the Jonas like fan mail thingy.. and it was reaaaalllyyy fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhh!!!! Are Joe and Taylor Swift really together!?????? Say no!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tradition- yay!! i finally figured it out!!! Misery Business- Paramore.. Its stuck in my head!!!!!!!

    8/29/2008 2:18:23 AM
  • Katie Jonas

    I have to go to a wedding tomorrow in Fresno. "bleh"

    tradition- Ready Set Go! -Tokio Hotel

    8/29/2008 5:48:17 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Khadija thinks the blog should survive the school year. What do the rest of you think?

    8/29/2008 6:49:50 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    I think that since this blog is so successful, maybe it should stay up for the heck of it. And maybe we could get even more people to blog when we tell them at school! Horray for blogging!

    Tradition: Can't Have You - Jonas Brothers [I know, weird that I like a song by them, huh?!]

    8/30/2008 1:54:47 AM
  • Zoya

    I think so too!!!!! hahaha...Have fun at the wedding Katie!!! Chelsea!! your party was reaallyy fun, im so sad i couldnt sleepover!! hope you had fun though!!!!!!!!

    Tradition- Video Girl- YOU KNOW THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!( OMG!! DID YOU HEAR?? IM DATING A JONAS BROTHER!! THATS LIKE SOOO HOT!!) by the way.. its part of the song so thats why i put the OMG. :)

    8/30/2008 3:11:27 AM
  • taylor

    My sister ran into Mrs. Hastings today and she said not to get school supplies because she will hand out a list when we get to school.

    8/30/2008 9:48:28 PM
  • Carly L

    Wow, I'm slow. So anyways, nice blog, Mr. Bramwell. Oh, and by the way, I was reading previous entries and you bought a bicycle with the car wash money? I would've thought like new books or something, but bicycles are awesome :]

    Tradition- "Dear Maria, Count Me In"- All Time Low

    P.S. Rage Against the Machine rocks

    8/31/2008 1:57:26 PM
  • Carly L

    Oh, and also, if Mrs. Hastings said not to get supplies just yet, are the only things we need to bring on the first day a backpack, our science notebook and pencils?

    8/31/2008 2:01:29 PM
  • Amy

    The blog needs to stay up! Catalina was awesome. We just got home. We saw the Queen Mary where they filmed the Jonas Brothers Music Video!!! We might go to Disneyland tonight for a last hurrah!

    8/31/2008 3:19:34 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Yes, CL, they do.
    Go big the next couple of days! It's almost over.

    8/31/2008 3:42:37 PM
  • Zoya

    I wish we got our supply list!! I forgot to but my notebook too...:( You guys need to tell me about Breaking Dawn already!!!

    Traditon- Never to Late - Three Days Grace<333

    8/31/2008 4:36:52 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    Well we just got back from the wedding. I hated the drives there and back. The ceremony was pretty. At the reception, I asked the Djs to play Jonas Brothers and they did. I caught the bouquet, and I saw reasons why I should never drink. That was really funny. And every was all confused when calling me and my two cousin's by their names. Because all of our names start with a 'K' so they have to stop and think about it.

    Yes, you should keep the blog going :]

    tradition: This is Home-Switchfoot

    8/31/2008 10:22:51 PM
  • Carly L

    No, Zoya! Just read it! I like Twilight or Eclipse the best; I'll tell you why when you read Breaking Dawn!

    Tradition- "Story"-Brandi Carlile

    8/31/2008 11:02:38 PM
  • Amy

    What songs did they play, Katie? We are off to Disneyland!

    9/1/2008 11:44:56 AM
  • Zoya

    Carly, but i cant!! Remember??? Noone likes Breaking Dawn, and i know its not because Jacob set Forks on fire. Hahaha...

    Traditon- Pretty Fly - Offspring hahahaha

    9/1/2008 6:19:54 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    i havent posted here in foreverr.
    Zoya; yes, Joe and Taylor are dating. you need to look up your jonas infooo.
    &thank youu (:
    yeah it was fun :]

    my harddrive crashed, so I have no computer now
    and brandon's computer is unplugged, austin isnt getting off of his, and so i have to use one of my dads computers.
    Anywayy, hooray for traditionss.
    Don't You [Forget About Me]- New Found Glory

    Mr. Bramwell, Don't take the blog down!
    i want to reminisce on memories [wow, i'm sad] here.

    9/1/2008 8:06:38 PM
  • Amy

    We saw Mitchel Musso at Disneyland. It was so funny! We kept running into him! We walked past him three times. He had a body guard.

    9/1/2008 8:35:24 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Amy, you and all the Disney stars. Wow. You get to meet everybody!

    Zoya! Yessss! Joe and Taylor are datingg.

    Carly, Loverr!

    Sorry, I haven't been on lately..
    I will soon when I get my new computer!

    Mr. Bramwell!
    Keep the blog up!
    I <33 this blog.
    Communication is good for our Magnet community to grow!

    [I'm putting in more because I haven't been on in so long]
    Video Girl - Jonas Brothers
    Tonight - Jonas Brothers
    Can't Be Saved - Senses Fail
    Daisy - The Maine
    Umbrella (Cover) - All Time Low

    9/2/2008 4:40:59 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Da Blog has a new name.

    9/2/2008 9:54:13 PM
  • Amy

    Not really Jackie! I have only met two people. You're the one who met the Jonas Brothers! Oh my gosh I am still looking at your picture with them and feeling amazed! I am laughing out loud (because I cannot use the abbreviation). Christy was on Chelsea's Myspace and she listed the famous people she has met, and she has met like 20 people! Anyway, I cannot wait for the next tour! My sister and I are praying they come to Southern California! They said to ask them questions on their blog so my sister asked them that like a thousand times.

    9/2/2008 9:55:52 PM
  • Amy

    The 8th Grade Blog, no way! I like that name! Is it just for 8th graders now?

    9/2/2008 9:57:30 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    Yay! new name!

    Reflection-Christina Aguilera

    9/3/2008 6:44:34 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Laugh Out Loud! I like the new name!
    The first day of school was soooo hot! The 8th grade teachers seem nice, but I'm going to die when we run the mile in climate like this!
    I can't believe our new ASB class only has 2 boys! Everything's going to be girlified! ]:
    Hahaha, just kidding.
    I also wanted to switch my PE class from Mr. Wilson to Mr. Dunmeyer because I wanted a bigger challenge, but Mr. Dunmeyer doesn't have a 7th period class, so hooray for Wilson!
    Mr. Bramwell, are we going to have tutorial this year? And why don't we have a homeroom anymore? Also, why don't we have WIN anymore? [Not that I mind] [: I think the schedules are kinda confusing cause when people mean "last period" they say "8th period" and then it gets all mixed up.
    Being back feels totally the same, but completely different at the same time.
    At lunch and break, I felt like I was here yesterday. Nothing's really changed in the magnet group. It feels different because, OH MY GOSH we're eight graders! That feels weird to me. I'm used to having people above me. But now, we're the oldest grade in CT and it feels kinda cool.
    Hoorray for 8th graders!
    Tradition - Crush by David Archuleta [Can you believe he's released a single! I can't wait for the album!]

    David Archuleta > David Cook
    hahah; kidding.

    9/3/2008 8:06:28 PM
  • Julie Nguyen

    Sorry my blog was so long, I wasn't on for a while.

    9/3/2008 8:07:22 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    TB, YAY! You're keeping the blog up!

    Today = first day of school.
    My teachers are pretty awesome, but I already have some homework. I actually kind of expected it, though.

    Hastings has a lot of homework.. We have to memorize all of the states and have quizzes on them the next couple days. I really did lose a lot of brain cells during summer. Can't remember half the states ;P

    Besides that, we just have student information forms and lots of rules and regulations to confirm with parentss:]

    It's kind of getting monotonous sitting through the PE lectures on rules, though. But it was useful to me in sixth grade, so I guess it's helpful.

    I don't know why everyone hates it though..
    It's so much fun!

    Anywaysss.. back to memorizing the 50 states.

    Paper Planes - MIA

    9/3/2008 8:17:46 PM
  • MrBramwell

    JN and others, We're going to try the M-T tutorial to reinforce the kids who are getting things done, and get some study time with ones who are not. You guys will be able to start your homework or have some fun.

    9/4/2008 12:51:46 AM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    Okay, so the first day was like amazing.
    I got to see all my friends again, even though I had just seen most of them like 5 days before.
    The best moments were when Joel like FREAKED and ran to Matthew Bicacki to hug him when he first saw him
    and then also in orchestra when i knocked over like three chairs and the sub was mad hahaha
    but Nancy and I were laughing SOOO hard [haha like always] and we couldn't stop, it was like the best.
    Mrs. Hastings says I can't say like, you know, or whatever
    and thats like, most of the words in like any sentence i say.
    It's going to be really harddd.

    Mr. Crow is like, competely awesome
    i have a pair just like his haha

    Lay Down- Priestess

    9/4/2008 7:31:14 PM
  • Zoya

    I looooovvveeee being an eight grader but i can't beleive it!!!!!!!!i just like dont even feel like one!!! but still!!!!! Mrs.Hastings does give alot of homework but it was expected.......All the teachers seem good and im looking forward to a greaaatt year!!!!! My favorite class is Teachers Aid for Mrs.Posty<33333!!!!! Laugh out loud......It is soooo weird not saying eight period for last!! and i really liked homeroom..:( oh wellssss...

    I Just Wanna Live- Good Charlotte <33333

    9/5/2008 6:12:22 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    United States Map Tests are so nerve-wrecking!
    When you're taking it, it's like, "I gotta do this fast or I'll forget one of the states and spell it wrong!" But when you're finished and have completed all of them, you're like, "Oh my goodness! YAY!" And you scream for joy and everyone stares. haha;]

    Homework... Ahh. How I've missed it. Now it's here and I want it gone. But what can I do?

    Oh my. Guess what! If you decide not to turn something in, and get a zerooo; you have to turn in seven C [average] assignments to have a B? I think that's what they said.. But that's really amazing! I never knew how long it would take!

    Well, it's just the beginning of the year. Lots more stuff to come..

    Breathe - Paramore

    9/5/2008 6:39:57 PM
  • Minna


    9/6/2008 1:10:34 AM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi Minna!

    9/7/2008 1:30:03 PM
  • Amy

    We ended up getting tickets to the City of Hope concert!!! Next Sunday!!!!

    9/7/2008 1:53:34 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Heeeeyy guys:]

    School is so much fun:]
    Except all the homework;
    but then again;
    it was expected.

    We made a pyramid in PE today!
    but got in troubleTong

    Hope everyone's having a good beginning of the year!

    Impulse - An Endless Sporadic

    9/10/2008 7:15:22 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    1. Complete vocabulary box on the handout for "The First Day."

    I remember when we did that!

    I know y'all [hahahahaha] are busy with homework;; but I meaann, dudee!

    All I wanna do isss [boom boom boom boom], [chhh], [brriiinngggg], and take your moneeey:]

    TB, how are you and your kidss?

    Wow. I have nothing to blog about.

    For A Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic - Paramore:]

    9/12/2008 7:05:04 PM
  • Zoya

    Hahahah..yeah. our pyramid... no wonder people think magnet kids are weird!!! i think i almost like broke katies back!!!! hahhaa..anyways..im loving eigth grade!!!!! YAY!!!!!
    Tradiiton- Hey Jude. Beatles. (hahaa.. yeah CHELSEA and Carly and Ashley got it stuck in my head!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS!!

    9/12/2008 11:35:21 PM
  • Katie Rose Jonas

    I wantered it to rain today, but it didn't :(

    oh well.

    tradition: sk8er boi- Avril Lavigne
    Life Goes on- Tony Oller [taylors husband, who doesn't have a middle name]

    9/12/2008 11:42:58 PM
  • MrBramwell

    JF, thanks for asking. We've had a good start.

    9/15/2008 3:25:28 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    TB, anytime.

    "Boot Camp" today. It wasn't that bad. Last year was thee worst. But in Cross Country, then, it was pretty hard doing all that stuff over again being sore.

    Speaking of Cross Country, Mr. Dunmeyer wants more people in it! So feel free to comee:]

    Sounds like a lot of fun:]

    Well; lots of homework.

    So What - Pink

    9/16/2008 8:13:44 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Regular contributors, girls- I love your voices, but shouldn't we have more. Announce the existence of this Blog to all 8th grade Magnet students who are not in the know.

    9/17/2008 12:18:59 AM
  • Amy

    Hey everyone. It's 6 am and I am tired. I finished I think the sixth book of the Clique Series yesterday. I need to get the the next one! I am so sore. Anyway school is going good.

    9/17/2008 9:19:51 AM
  • Katie Rose Jonas

    OKay so I found out theat Mrs. Chung likes The Hills :))
    we can talk about it now yay!

    I wasn't sore from the boot camp and everyone else was... 'haha'

    I made the Volleyball team (im so cool I didn't even have to try out Just kidding!)

    tradition- Don't Jump- Tokio Hotel [i've been obsessing all week if anyone had noticed]

    9/20/2008 2:02:01 AM
  • MrBramwell

    Amy, school is going WELL. KK, you are cool.

    9/20/2008 11:54:26 PM
  • Amy

    Sorry for my bad grammar! It really started to feel like fall today! It was kind of chilly.

    9/21/2008 1:06:35 AM
  • Zoya


    Yes Katie, you have been obbsesing. I was so sore after vollyball and tennis and i didnt even make the team!! I was surprised i even made first cuts because i suck at volleyball.. We have our first project due on monday already for science. Or does the timeline count?? That was harder....

    Tradition- When i grow up -Pussycat dolls.( Me and Ashley start singing the , "Be careful what you wishfor cuz you just might get it and the both of us kept going what?? but like not singing it so it sounded like it wasnt part of the song and Joel was at our table and hewas like what

    9/21/2008 2:10:53 AM
  • Minna

    Hola, que tal?

    9/22/2008 11:04:11 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Hola, Minna. Hablo Espanol? Mi espanol is muy malo. Hablo uno or dos palabras solemente. La tarea en Espanol is muy dificil, no?

    9/23/2008 12:50:21 AM
  • Minna

    Yo habla espanol mas o menos. Yo no tarea en la clase de Espanol. La clase de Senorita Minnie es muy facil. Es buena prefosora. La actividad en la clase es divertido a veces y otra ves es muy aburrida.

    9/24/2008 11:31:44 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Hiyaa guys!

    I just realized that Rage Against the Machine plays Bulls on Parade! <3

    Uhm.. I'm so extremely happy because we don't have, like, any homework this weekend! Yay!

    who's going to Tiller Days?
    I don't know if I am..

    Is anyone signing up for Dino Dash?
    Running is always fun:]

    And yes Mr. Bramwell, Spanish is kind of hard considering I lost all my Spanish speaking skills over the summer.

    Lyrical Lies - Cute Is What We Aim For

    9/27/2008 2:43:16 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    anywho, i havent posted here in like forevurr.
    T to the B to the ramwell!
    Ashley said that and now its stuck in my head.
    anywayy, school is pretty okay i guess.
    I like Mrs. hastings, [We share a love for fig newtons! :O]. Mrs. Ngo has cool labs, Mrs. Chung likes to tell stories about peoples butts that got skidded on the assfault and then theres a giant hole in them, Mrs. Campfield is da bomb foo like always, Mrs. Minnie is okay but I think she almost caught me falling asleep in class today. I can tell you that cause your not my teacher anymore :D
    we were watching a video so its kayy.
    and it was for like 5 minutes.
    So i didnt miss out hahaha.
    and Mr. Wilson is thee raddest PE teacher like evurrr! like always (:
    anywho, school is funn! except when we have to think.
    Some people are weird thoughh...
    Guitar Hero is frustrating me right now. I'm trying to beat Lay Down [<3] on Expert and I almost finish the song but then i dontt.
    TB, i could imagine you playing guitar hero :D
    Demi Lovato's CD is amaaaaaaaaaazingg! it was weird because at the concert i was like the only person who knew her songs and everybody thought i was weird...
    and now everybodys singing them and Im like what the heckk! hahaha.
    I got an Ashley Tisdale shirttt! <3
    Shes like the best person; everrr! I wanna wear the shirt with my Ashley tisdale pin and then put the stickers on my backpack.
    hahah that would be radd.

    Tradition [yayy! people acutally do thiss!]
    She's Got Style- Nevershoutnever!

    9/30/2008 7:31:37 PM
  • MrBramwell

    CJ, Just when I'm about to terminate the 8th grade blog due to apparent lack of interest, you stroll into cyberspace and make me laugh (I mean groan.)

    10/1/2008 8:07:53 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    TB, don't delete the blog.
    The blog is one of things I look forward to doing when I come home from school!
    We need more people on heree!

    Chelsaay, ATis shirt? Awerssome!

    TB, did you know PK2's birthday is coming up?!
    We're all going to celebrate it. I'm going to dress in all Jonas [except my pants and my shoes -- I reeeaaallly want the PK2 sweatpantss!]

    Buy U A Drank - Jesse McCartney
    On the Line - Demi Lovato ft. Jonas Brothers

    10/1/2008 8:18:23 PM
  • Amy

    Don't take the blog down! I am enjoying school... I am going to another JB concert! In November! And then in December I am going to a Savannah Outen concert! I am a concert addict! Anyway, we might go to Disneyland for a bit tomorrow because our cousins just moved back from Catalina and they are moving to Northern California :(. They will be there. Then Saturday is Tillers... I have to be there all early because my siblings are in it. I am also going to take pictures for yearbook. Random Question: Who likes the show Monk? I do!

    Tradition: I am taking a risk because I am not sure what this is.

    Sorry by the Jonas Brothers and La La Land by Demi Lovato

    10/1/2008 10:23:05 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Amy, lucky girl!
    And Savannah Outen's music is waay awesome!

    TB, do you decorate for the holidays? Do you want to buy a wreath from me this year? [I asked first, kidsss:]

    I changed my mind how many times -- but I think I still want to go to Tillers. Probably Sunday because that's when most people are going then.

    TB, are you going?

    Decode - Paramore [on the Twilight Movie soundtrack! It's posted on StephenieMeyer.com!]
    Runnin' - Jesse McCartney

    10/2/2008 8:27:43 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Thanks for asking JF, but I don't need a wreath, nor will I make it to Tiller DAZE. Y'all try to have fun without me.

    10/3/2008 12:40:16 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Awwh - TB..
    I'll try to have fun without you..

    Anyways.. you have a seventh grade blog??
    Can I write in it?
    'Cause we all know you want me to :]

    Nothing to talk about lately..

    Hey TB, are you doing Dino Dash this year??

    I Will Follow You Into the Dark - Death Cab For Cutie

    10/3/2008 9:14:16 PM
  • Zoya

    Hi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YAY!! Jackie im so happy your coming to tillers on sunday. It want that fun on..friday. today. TB taking yearbook pictures in your class is really fun!! i love the whole " pretend like your not just reading out of a textbook" hahahha.. we al miss our class but Mrs. Hastings is cool. and she gives Chelsea Fig Nuetons!! By the way, me and chelsea made the best brownies ever today!!!!! and then i ate allthe batter and like 6 brownies. they were sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!!!! yeah......

    Tradition: Pushing me Away- JONAS!!

    10/4/2008 2:27:07 AM
  • MrBramwell

    JH, I will be running the 5K at Dino Dash. Are you running? ZM, I know reading the text with the teacher can be a bore... Sorry. I am pleased with everybody's test scores last year though. 86% of our class charged forward. Way to go!

    10/6/2008 12:29:23 AM
  • Taylor

    I really hate waking up in the morning, but I have two days left to go and then I can sleep in. Yay for three day weeks!

    10/6/2008 9:50:41 AM
  • JacquelynFaith

    TB, yes I probably will be running :]
    I've run a 5K before and I did it in 30 minutes. Not so good - I know. [Doing Cross-Country is apart of my training for it - even thought it's only two miles]

    I looked up all Dino-Dashers from last year - TB - 22 minutes - totally awesome!

    Tiller Days killed.
    I had to leave 3 hours earlier than planned because I got motion sickness. It didn't wear off 'til how much later :[ I threw up a little bit after the Zipper :/ It was pretty gross. Nancy was laughing at me :P.

    Test scores charging forward more than 70%? Yay!

    Volleyball - TB's team won! T to the I to the G-H-T

    Time to go do Literature Circles - "Monster" by Walter Dean Myers is an okay book I guess.. I think for my next Lit. Circles book I'm going to either choose "Anne Frank" or "Ironman." Everybody seems to be liking those.

    I need to get out and go to the library.
    Get some good books that will keep me occupied.

    Anyways -
    hopefully everyone is having a great week so far!

    Where Is The Love? - Black Eyed Peas
    TB - listen to that song - it's really good; better than "Handlebars" by Flobots. It has much more meaning, well, to me.

    10/6/2008 7:15:06 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    [TB, that's the link to the song & video]

    10/6/2008 8:30:50 PM
  • Amy

    Amen Taylor! Jacquelyn, Chinese Cinderella is good. I finished my homework! I thought we had a lot but it wasn't bad. Jonas Brothers are doing a show in Hollywood with a special guest! I am not going, I just was to get the news out. It's on November 30th, and tickets go on sale Wednesday, the 8th of October.

    10/6/2008 9:59:21 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Amy, Chinese Cinderella?
    Nancy told me that book was depressing :/
    But then again, Nancy says all books are depressingTongjust kidding :]

    TB, did you watch it?

    You guys - there is a Geometry test tomorrow :O
    Make sure to bring your compass!
    Or else you won't be able to complete the test !

    Hot N Cold - Katy Perry

    10/7/2008 8:00:11 PM
  • MrBramwell

    JH, No, I haven't watched.

    10/7/2008 8:47:23 PM
  • Amy

    Now after our pretty weird discussion today, and reading to the end of the book, it was ok. It was sad, but now I want to find out about her father's missing will!

    10/7/2008 9:09:12 PM
  • zoya

    hahaha.. Amy, i think that was our best literature circle meeting yet. Chinese Cinderella was good. Depressing, but all our choices are like that. Me and chelsea got stuck with I Kno Why the Caged Bird sings because we accidentaly picke Go Ask Alice when it was for the other class...:(

    YAY for the weekend!!!!!!!!!!YEAH!!!!!!!!

    Tradition- Disturbia- Rihanna. i started singing that at Tillers with Nancy super loud and everyone started staring at me and then they started singing too. its catchy!!!

    By the way jackie... LOVE THAT SONG!!!

    10/8/2008 7:20:25 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    TB, I think you should. Has anyone ever heard of that song? [Where Is the Love - Black Eyed Peas] It was really popular a couple years ago.. It was written just a few months after 9/11, for it.

    Amy, that sounds interesting! A father's lost will?

    Zoya, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" doesn't seem so bad.. I liked "Mrs. Flowers," I thought it was good..

    And yes - Disturbia is extremely catchy.

    So anyways - I went to the library yesterday and I got a couple books. They are: "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, "The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane, "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte, and "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. I doubt I'll get through all of those by the the due date, but it's just like a trial-and-error type of thing at the moment. And on top of that - I got "Anne Frank" for Literature Circles. Lots of reading to occupy my weekend :]

    I was supposed to go to the pool today, but I didn't clean up my room - so I can't :/

    Saturday is going to be so much fun! TB, I don't know which dress to wear to Mrs. Lapworth's wedding! Should I wear the black/grey, floral, silky dress? Or the super-nice cotton black/white floral one? I'm having trouble choosing :/

    Enjoy your four-day weekend, guys!

    The City Is Contagious - The Cab

    10/8/2008 8:15:59 PM
  • taylor

    YAY! I made it through the week!

    I'm bored. I don't know what to do : (

    10/8/2008 9:46:16 PM
  • MrBramwell

    JF, Wear the dress that makes you look most professional and elegant at the same time. Have fun.

    10/9/2008 11:55:50 PM
  • Katie Rose Jonas

    Jackie?! oh you didn't know about my Black Eyed Peas obsession... it led to my Fergie obsession a few years ago.. I would sit and listen to the cd over and over and over again for hours at a time hehe
    I want to read Pride and Prejudice too, it looks soo good

    tradition: Big Yellow Taxi-Counting Crows
    (TB do you like them?)

    10/10/2008 12:00:04 AM
  • Zoya

    I have Jackie!!!

    Does anyone know how to getto Mrs.Hastings website??


    Tradition- Get Back- Demi

    10/10/2008 7:57:17 PM
  • Amy

    Woah Zoya I thought you said Hasting's sight was getto! Anyway my sister and I made a petition sight to get JB's song, Eternity recorded! Go check it out! youtube.com/petition4eternity

    10/10/2008 8:24:07 PM
  • Amy


    Check Yes Juliet
    by We the Kings

    10/10/2008 8:27:53 PM
  • Katie Rose Jonas

    Zoya, I thought you said that Hastings site was ghetto too, I was like "hahahahahahahahaha"

    okay,i've kind of been obsessing about Wicked lately. I want to go see it before it leave Pantages. Megan said I could go with her Chels ;)

    Chelsea- Guess who plays on the Hewes volleyball team?? Fine i'll tell you, its Jessica Harp. "lolz"

    tradition: Defying Gravity- Wicked ;P

    10/11/2008 2:11:50 AM
  • Karen Pinedo

    Hey Mr.B Well Eighth Grade Is Alright,Mrs.Hastings Has Us Do A Lot Of Work, But I Must Say That Her Class Is Very Interesting. I Must Also Say I Miss Your Class,Even Thogh At Times I Fell Behind And Had A Little Trouble,You Made It Me Work Hard And i Really Appreciate That. I Hope Your Seventh Graders Take Advantage Of Having You As A Techer And Enjoy It Too. I Admit Last Year Your Class Wasn't One Of My Personal Favorites,But Now Looking Back At It,I Really Did.I Hope You Have A Wonderful Year(:

    10/11/2008 3:43:02 AM
  • MrBramwell

    Thanks KP. Keep studying, as you age you will have much opportunity and have much to be proud of.

    10/11/2008 7:50:04 PM
  • Amy

    Hey guys. Today my friend Gaylin's dad took us down to Laguna Beach to walk around. It was fun. I don't want to do Literature Circles. I am in Anne Frank.

    10/11/2008 7:58:59 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Have fun at Catalina!
    -I just noticed you guys left already-
    :P haha

    Collapse - Rise Against

    10/14/2008 8:50:54 PM
  • Khadija

    yay! You kept it up. It's already October! Wow..How are the seventh graders? (not as awesome as us I bet :]) The weather is so frustrating! So Miss. Lapworth aka Mrs. Glenbacki's wedding was fun, but it was extremely windy and cold, but our gift was so worth it :]. The music went alright, except for the endings, where one of the bridesmaids was getting angry because we hadn't finished the song so we kept playing because it was almost over and it would have sounded terrible if we would have just stopped randomly. Moving on, eight grade is pretty cool; it's different but still fun. I like the new schedules, they take some getting used to, but in the end they work out-the timing is confusing though. I wish volunteering was still a tutorial because it would be way better than WEB, but what can you do? Alright, I'll be checking in soon hopefully...

    Sympathy- Goo Goo Dolls

    10/14/2008 11:41:48 PM
  • cal dutcher

    Hey Mr. Bramwell,
    Hope your having a good time at Catalina. We were all joking about the how the ride there with all the winds and stuff. Remember last year, I still call Ben Skelton "chunky".

    Tradition: Suspicious Minds- Elvis

    10/15/2008 1:26:16 AM
  • Amy

    Hey, Mr. Bramwell, you don't teach an Honors class anymore?

    10/16/2008 9:09:25 PM
  • MrBramwell

    CD, We had some seas to contend with on the way to Catalina, but nothing like what you guys went through. They are still talking about our trip last year at the boat company and on the island. It seems last year's passage will go down in history as EPIC!

    No, Amy, my schedule includes two strategic reading classes instead.

    10/18/2008 9:40:57 AM
  • Amy

    Wow, they're still talking about it, huh? I am still used to the long weekend so this weekend seems short!

    10/18/2008 11:04:02 AM
  • Katie Rose Jonas

    Yay! You survived! They were still talking about our trip?! That's awesome, did they mention the girl who's barf bag broke? ew. bad memories..

    Defying Gravity- WIcked (latest major obsession)

    10/18/2008 2:09:29 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    TB, I'm glad you guys had a safe trip.

    Katielyn, forever my barf buffy.
    They ran out of bags & Katie and me had to share a trash can :/ It was pretty disgusting. But Katie & me still laugh about it, duh :]

    Hmph. I always have nothing to do, & my last resort is to read Anne Frank, my lit. circle book. I've heard it's a great book, but it takes 5287545749684657987 pages to get to the good part! Oh my gosh, it takes me half and hour to read 5 pages! It's never-ending & it's getting really monotonous.

    The songs on the Twilight Soundtrack have been released!

    1. Supermassive Black Hole (Muse)
    2. Decode (Paramore) <3
    3. Full Moon (The Black Ghosts)
    4. Leave Out All The Rest (Linkin Park) <3
    5. Spotlight(Twilight Mix) (MuteMath)
    6. Go All The Way(Into The Twilight) (Perry Farrell)
    7. Tremble For My Beloved (Collective Soul)
    8. I Caught Myself (Paramore) <3
    9. Eyes On Fire (Blue Foundation)
    10. Never Think (Rob Pattinson) <--- !!!
    11. Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Iron & Wine)
    12. Bella's Lullaby (Carter Burwell)

    I'm so excited for November 4th [when it starts shipping]
    November 21 [when the movie comes out!]

    Control - MuteMath

    10/18/2008 9:40:57 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    Soo, I havent posted here in forever
    you all missed me; right? :]
    Riley's farm was actually preetty fun. The bus rides made me depressed though, hahaha.

    i was soo excited.
    I cried before it even started. It was absolutely breathtaking [breathless. hahaha. ugh, nevermind its a jonas thang! (: ]
    I loved it, so so so so so so much, it was insane.

    Andd, High School Musical 3 premieres FRIDAYYY!
    Me, Nancy, Katie, and Ashley are all gonna go see it on opening day, imma wear my Ashley Tisdale Shirt and pin :D

    I finally got Counter Strike reinstalled on my computer, cause my harddrive crashed and I had to reinstall it.
    Soo thats cool yo.
    I'm really bored right now, like seriously.
    I think we had homework but I'm not sure if I finished it.
    Bad child, eh?.
    Rebel :O.

    I Dont Care- Fall Out Boy
    I lovelovelove this song right noww! :D

    10/20/2008 12:22:42 AM
  • Khadija

    Awesome! We're like legends now. Laugh Out Loud! So I totally agree with Jackie about how it takes a half an hour to read 5 pages of Anne Frank, but I'll have to get through it...

    So I was wondering if you still wanted a slide show of Rome. I totally don't mind, it's just that we didn't visit too many places that we studied and almost nothing we came across was Caesar related. It was mainly Catholic stuff like the Vatican and Sistine chapel. We went to the Collesium and forum too. If you want me to email them just tell me.

    I'm so much happier about the weather (better not jinx it) It's wasn't miserably hot today...

    Talk To You Later

    Tradition: Mary's Song-Taylor Swift

    10/20/2008 7:26:03 PM
  • amy

    Chelsea, Christy played me that I Don't Care song yesterday. It's ok. Amen to that fact that Anne Frank takes long to read. I finished the section on Saturday though. Lovebug was amazing!


    Give Me Your Eyes- Brandon Heath


    10/20/2008 9:47:26 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Ah! Finally!
    I've gotten through the second reading portion of Anne Frank and have finished my job of Discussion Director.

    Chelsea! Not to steal your song, but I listened to it - and it's my new running song :] Yay!

    & LoveBug.. -sigh- it takes my breath away & I'm speechless. !

    So anyways, I have to go work on my American Revolution Battles & Maps.. I think it's a very good project. I love note-taking & making spreadsheets!

    California - Metro Station

    10/20/2008 9:55:37 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    TB, I just ran the Dino Dash 5K course :]
    [I live really close to there]
    and I beat my old time :] I did it in 29 minutes! A minute isn't that much an improvement :/

    I think I already asked this, but for those who changed their minds - Is anybody running at Dino Dash?

    Guys, guess what?!
    It's exactly a month until the Twilight movie comes out! Chyeees!

    Now That We're Done - Metro Station
    Risky Business - The Cab

    10/21/2008 9:11:41 PM
  • MrBramwell

    JF, a minute is a lot of time to shave off of a 3 mile course. Way to go! I'm going to run.

    10/22/2008 1:03:58 AM
  • Zoya

    hahaha... At the High School Musical movie were going to be like the oldest ones there!!!!but still.. im excited!! hopefully there wont be weird people that kept yellng at me like at the spiderman premeire. Remember, Katie?? Can you stop kicking my chair, foo??!!" and i was like.... uhhhhh... i was scared!!! anywaysss... our book is even longer!!! I know why the caged bird sings.. by the way, me and chelsea are going to have like the best rap ever!!! hahhahahaa... Cuz our declarations legit, foo!!! and it rhymes!!! yeah...... :)

    Tradition- Never too late-3 Days Grace <333

    10/22/2008 10:58:59 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Zoya, wow.
    & ... wow.
    & our rap is going to be better :P
    it's structured around "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air"
    It's so cool :]

    TB, ehh... Thanks.
    But you're a lot better than me.

    No one is posting :/
    But you still need to keep this up.
    I have two comments in a row right before Mr. Bramwell, & it's kind of sad :[

    I guess that leaves me to read Anne Frank.

    The Mixed Tape - Jack's Mannequin

    10/23/2008 3:37:46 PM
  • Amy

    Our rap is coming along. It's not the best. My sister booed me but I think she was joking.(laughing out loud)

    10/23/2008 11:11:33 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Calling 8th graders who are excellent at Math. The 7th grade Magnet is in need of Math tutors (Algebra 1). Please see Mr. Bramwell if you can help. In exchange for your work, you will receive a letter of recognition from Principal Crow, and you'll get to make a difference in the life of somebody who could use a little help.

    10/26/2008 8:56:20 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    I totally am (not) good at math!

    I would help if I was good at math, but im not ;'(

    I got asked for all stars soocer for goalie again, I think im going to do it.

    HSM3 was AMAZING!for serious. I teared up during it. nothing at all compared to Chelsea ;P but it was emotional (bow chicka wow wow)

    tradition: One Short Day -Wicked ( current major obsession. I think im going to go see it soon yayay!)

    10/26/2008 9:30:35 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    TB, I'd help, but I'm terrible at math :/ Not terrible, but, you know.. TERRIBLE!

    Go for it Katie!
    [Are you Pepperjack? Or is that Nancy?]
    [I forgot my own nickname :/]

    I know this isn't fully true, but..
    Well, yeaah.
    I just procrastinated a teenie bit.

    HSM 3 sounds really good. Maybe I'll watch it soon.. ;] hopefully !

    I need those Paramore sunglasses..

    Good Riddance [Time of Your Life] - Green Day

    10/27/2008 12:07:36 AM
  • Amy

    I agree Jacquelyn. I FINALLY feel relieved though. I finished Literature Circles without stress, and I did my final draft narrative, which is due Wednesday, so I don't have to worry about it. Mr. Bramwell you're in it! It's about our trip home from Catalina. I talked about how you always say "ten minutes" when really its 30 minutes until we get home.

    10/27/2008 10:54:07 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    whatever >:(

    I don't want to re write that. Jackie, that song makes me cry because it was played at a friend's funeral.
    "uhm" Im BB Gun or something like that. I think.

    Dancing Through Life- Wicked. (Nothing matters but knowing nothing matters, its just life, so keep dancing through)

    oh and Defying Gravity-Wicked ("OOoooooOOOOooooOOHHHHHHHHHHhhhHHHhh" at 4:27)
    [Taylor] "haha"

    10/28/2008 7:16:06 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    Mr. bramwell, life is depressing
    hahaha emo
    we need you as our teacher again
    I really like Mrs. Hastings though, she's really cool.
    She loves the Beatles, which I think is absolutely ahhhmazing, because I loveloveloveee the beatles too :]
    anywayy, its like 11:30 and I was supposed to go to bed an hour ago but everybody is asleep.
    i messed up my hair for some reason and now its all messed up.
    hahahah nevermind.
    Julie and I are IMing because we're practically the only ones awake.

    I'm soooo excited for Halloween thoughh.
    I'm going trick or treating with like everybody, and I bought my costume like 2 months ago hahaha.
    Its the Queen of Wonderland, oh my gosh its soo adorbale.
    Its like this dress with 2 hearts on the side and the rest of the card suits in the middle on the bottom and theres heart-shaped buttons and the sleeves are red and black striped and the whole thing is with gold trim.
    I really cant explain it, but its amazing :D

    What is everybody else being for halloween? :]
    THE 'second' BEST MOVIE, EVER.
    first is across the universe, nothing can beat that movie <3.
    Anyway, oh my gosh ashley tisdale is AMAZING!
    This is Ashley Tisdale if you dont know:


    okay enough ashley tisdale pictures.
    I should probably go to bed now, considering I have to be awake in 6 hours.
    Nighty Night :D

    Keeps Getting Better- Christina Aguilera
    [usually this would be too pop-ish sounding for me, but i loooove this song]

    10/29/2008 2:45:32 AM
  • Nancy

    High School Musical 3 was so good. Chelsea got mad at me because I told everyone in our math class that she sobbed uncontrollably. It was funny. Just thought I would share that with anyone who didn't know

    10/29/2008 10:28:39 PM
  • Nancy

    High School Muscial 3 was so good. Chelsea got mad at me because I told everyone in our math class that she sobbed uncontrollably. It was funny. Just thought I'd share that that with whoever didn't know.

    10/29/2008 10:30:34 PM
  • <3 Cierra Voelkl <3

    7th graders rule!!

    10/29/2008 10:43:58 PM
  • MrBramwell

    I'd like to see this blog morph from a chat room to a place to share your thinking about current events and the way your lives are unfolding. Get on it!

    10/30/2008 12:43:13 PM
  • Mikayla Ninja

    Hi Mr. B!
    So I kinda feel like I'm neglecting the blog, because i wrote like 4 months ago then forgot to write again. I took Khadija with me to this superhero party at my church on Tuesday. I was so gangster as Band-Aid Girl. I bought this awesome pair of sunglasses that totally make me look like I have laser-vision. Khadija was Hairdryer Girl, and scared people with a hairdryer, but people didn't get it so eventually we changed it to Electric Girl (there was lightning on her shirt). It was fun. I used so many band-aids that I couldn't see the floor of my room because of all the wrappers. It took forever to peel them off... it kind of hurt too.

    I just bought the soundtrack for Wicked. I SOOOOOO want to see it, I heard it's like AMAZING! I don't want to listen to the soundtrack until I see the play though. I know that's kind of weird, but I think it'll spoil it. Anyways... there's probably something more productive I should be doing...
    Conscience: Like Homework?
    Me: Nahhhh....

    11/1/2008 6:21:43 PM
  • Katie Jonas (Elphaba!)

    Mikayla, you know what Wicked is about right?
    and now you know how i've been for the [ast month, Jackie is getting mad at me for it. but think you times a hundred. I listen to the whole soundtrack every single day.

    Today soccer was good, we won, I scored, Khadija probably hates me for it too :)

    tradition: Something Bad-Wicked

    11/1/2008 8:56:56 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi MF,I'm glad you checked in. It sounds like Halloween was a scream. I resigned myself to passing out candy on Halloween night. In preparation, I purchased a monstrous bag of goodies from Target... Not one trick-or-treater came to the door. I'm enjoying the candy surplus.

    11/1/2008 8:57:27 PM
  • Amy

    TB, that stinks! No trick or treaters!? Last year we had one. This year we had about 15! That was a big improvement. I dressed all in black with black lipstick and fake eyelashes, and my sister was all white. I guess we were opposites....I don't know. I called it sin and rightchousness (I know I spelled that wrong) and my sister said black ghost and white ghost...who knows? Anyway, then our friends came over for a sleepover. My friend and I fell asleep on the couch, and she told me I kept kicking her in the head! We also made caramel apples. Today we went to the mall and saw Mamma Mia. It was ok. Tomorrow we are taking our friend to see High School Musical 3! I should probably work on some homework.

    11/1/2008 9:19:08 PM
  • Amy

    Tradition: Trainwreck by Demi Lovato

    It has been in my head alllll weekend!

    11/1/2008 9:27:41 PM
  • JacquelynFaith

    TB, I know!
    A lot of the people that we went trick-or-treating at their house said that we were the first ones! It was kind of sad :[ I was SuperGirlSmile

    Oh, and TB, don't eat too much candy for tomorrow! Dino Dash! I picked up my shirt & Bib number today ! I'm so excited! See you tomorrow!

    Hotel California - The Eagles
    [Guitar Hero World Tour <3]

    11/1/2008 9:31:41 PM
  • zoyaaa

    Halloween was soooooooooooooooooooo fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Khadijah... i guessnobodywill ever get your costume.. hahahahaaa..but i liked it!!!:) TB, thee werent that mny trick or treaters this yearr.. I was a fairy!!!!!!!!! okkk.... i guess i have nothing more too sayyy....

    Tradition: Faint- linin Parkk

    11/1/2008 11:24:47 PM
  • Miguel Navarro

    hello 8th graders
    whats up?

    11/2/2008 1:07:05 PM
  • Khadija

    Halloween was awesome! Chelsea, Nancy, Charlie, Ashley, Katie, Jackie, Zoya, and I all went together and we went trick or treating in Chelsea's neighborhood! It was fun and very eventful.

    Since Mr. Bramwell wants us to talk more about current events...my cousin and her husband dressed up as Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber! It was so funny. Did you see John McCain on SNL? Joe action figures!!! hahaha. Tina Fey is awesome. Current enough for you?

    11/2/2008 6:59:49 PM
  • Mikayla Ninja

    I didn't trick or treat. Katie says I'm boring. Haha. Sarah came over and we watched Stick It. I love that movie. We had to keep getting up to give out candy, so my sister decided she was just going to sit by the door and do homework.

    11/3/2008 12:41:42 AM
  • JacquelynFaith

    Hey, how've you been?

    Tomorrow is election day. But today, everyone was talking about their political views. To me, I understand that it is important to see both sides and to have an opinion, but really.. We can't vote, guys!

    DECODE [again:] - Paramore
    [The music video came out today!

    11/3/2008 6:37:35 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    Mikayla! I never said you were boring! You said that it was part of your religon thing that you didn't celebrate Halloween.

    Today im home sick. My whole body feels "Bleh"

    I think im going to watch Enchanted (Idina Menzel is in it <3)
    and then all day ill be watching the polls to see how its going.

    tradition: John Mayer- Free Fallin'

    11/4/2008 2:51:40 PM
  • Olivia (Coolest 7th Grader!)

    Who's the rebel now? Go seventh graders! How did everyone like the rain today? I like snow or sun, no in between.
    a.k.a. Miss Mary Mumpkins (Ask Mr. Bramwell about that nickname!)

    11/4/2008 6:37:56 PM
  • Katie Jonas

    no, im still the rebel.
    Your just a rebel poser, sorry.

    Taylor the Latte Boy-Kristin Chenoweth

    11/4/2008 11:52:43 PM
  • Chelsea.Jonas.

    It's Mr. Paul Kevin Jonas thee Second's Birthdayy.
    Twenty-one :D.
    He's growing up sooo fast! I just can't believe he's actually 21. It's so crazy.
    Paul Kevinn<3

    11/5/2008 8:04:44 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Kids, America, for the first time, has elected a person of color to the Whitehouse. What do you think?

    11/6/2008 10:34:15 AM
  • Katie Jonas

    I think its awesome, I really do, but I don't like either condidates. Obama doesn't have enough experience and McCain was going to be just like Bush.

    PROBABLY GOING TO SEE WICKED in the next two weeks!! "shjhdfjserufevruja" freaking out!!

    11/6/2008 6:23:11 PM
  • Amy

    I think having a black president is exciting, yet scary. I am kind of happy, because it won't be the same old same old white president. But I am scared he will make the wrong choice on something and everything will go wrong.

    Anyway, my new favorite song: "Wrong Again"
    by Mr. Nicholas Jonas

    I sure wish they would sing more songs like this.

    11/6/2008 11:46:58 PM
  • Mikayla Ninja

    Haha, Katie, I didn't say it was part of my religion. Haha, I just didn't want to go trick or treating. I watched Stick It instead. Anyways, on election day Ms. Hastings said we should buy a newspaper because it was a historical day. I think that's cool. She said her mom still has the newspaper from when Kennedy was shot. That's really cool, to kind of have a piece of history.

    11/7/2008 12:04:40 AM
  • MrBramwell

    Amy, do you think he will make the wrong choice because of his color? Or, would you have the same fear for any new president? Or, are you thinking that because he is the first, he needs to set a good example and that can be hard?

    11/7/2008 12:47:37 PM
  • Amy

    Not because of his color, he just seems young and kind of inexperienced. I also think I would be afraid with any other new president because 8 years ago, I didn't really care who was our president. So I am just used to president Bush I guess.

    11/7/2008 6:18:05 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi MN! How is high school treating you? Tell us what it's like.

    11/8/2008 7:54:47 PM
  • Mikayla Ninja

    I agree with Amy. Since we were only 5 when President Bush was elected, we don't really know anything other than him. So not only is it interesting for us that a man as unique as Obama was elected (1. very young 2. first African-American president 3. winner of one of the most important prez elections), but it's also strange/interesting for us because this is the first election that we could really understand because of our age.

    11/11/2008 7:36:53 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Well said girls. You'll look on this president with new, more mature eyes. It will be interesting to see where Obama leads the country and who might stand in the way.

    11/12/2008 12:44:51 AM
  • Me

    Haha! Us 7th graders have more comments/blogs then you do! We rock!

    11/14/2008 6:37:24 PM
  • haha

    7th graders are the BEST! We are way (no offense) BETTER then ALL of you 8th graders! Haha!

    11/14/2008 8:55:42 PM
  • Amy

    Off to San Diego! Well not yet. We will leave around one.

    11/15/2008 1:36:52 PM
  • DB

    8th graders write too much,makes me sick!

    11/17/2008 8:12:48 PM
  • 7th grader

    We have more blogs then you!

    11/21/2008 11:58:20 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Blogs:______________ :: chat rooms:socialites. Who can solve the analogy?

    11/22/2008 5:50:40 PM
  • Derek

    I can answer the analogy!! Blogs:intelectuals::chat rooms:socialites.
    Even though I'm not in 8th, can I still write in here?

    11/26/2008 12:09:01 AM
  • MrBramwell

    What are you doing over the holiday. I'm going on an annual rock climbing/camping trip. I will be in two National Parks. Can you guess which two? I'll provide an answer next week.

    11/26/2008 10:16:26 AM
  • Amy

    Hmmmm....Let's see. Yosemite and The place with the big redwood trees? I am just guessing.
    I am just going to my Oma's house to have dinner and of course all the guys watching football.

    11/26/2008 11:06:48 AM
  • Amy

    I forgot to say that I forgot what the place was called with the redwoods. I am off to school. Only 3 hours!


    Trainwreck- Demi Lovato

    11/26/2008 11:09:46 AM
  • Katie Jonas [finally saw WICKED! Thank Goodness!]

    "OMGOGMOMGOMG" I saw WiCKED last night! "OMG OMG" amazing! Eden Espinosa wasn't there so we had her understudy, but she was really really really good too! I got the chill sliike 50 million times during the songs and it was AWESOME! like best thing ever! Megan Hilty was super funny and made me laugh really hard throughout the performance. and then after it was over me and my friend Megan went to the stage door where the actors and actresses come out and we got Megan Hilty's autograph on our playbills. It was pouring rain haha. The whole night was amazing! the only bad thing was waiting in traffic for three hours! but other than that "OMG" amazing! up next, RENT and Legally Blonde :)

    Defying Gravity {chills!} - WICKED of course

    11/26/2008 4:37:46 PM
  • OLLIE coolest 7th grader

    I know the answer to that analogy Mr. Bramwell, Blogs:intelligent thoughts::chat rooms: socialites. Am i right? I am a rebel!
    (Go 7th graders!)

    11/27/2008 1:23:24 AM
  • Ananya S.

    Awww! Thanksgiving break is over! It was fun while it lasted! What did you eat Mr. Bramwll?

    12/2/2008 1:11:10 AM
  • MrBramwell

    I went on a climbing trip over Thanksgiving. I was in Joshua Tree National Monument. Everybody brought something for the Thursday meal. We baked potatoes in the campfire, and ate turkey, and green beans and pie.

    12/2/2008 9:16:50 AM
  • "Lyhaus" Suhayl

    is it me or are the younger generation getting shorter

    12/10/2008 1:43:37 AM
  • Suhayl "Lyahus"

    is it me or are the younger generations getting shorter. Most 6th graders are a little taller than my brother and he's seven. I have gotten taller but I am not that tall.

    In the End(remix)- Eminem f/Linkin Park

    12/10/2008 1:47:54 AM
  • Amy

    It does seem like that, Suhayl, except I know a girl younger than me who is my mom's height (5'10"). Gosh, this blog seems deserted. I am on the 14th chapter of Twilight. It's really confusing, but I wish the story was real.

    The Star Spangled Banner (the only song that gives me chills)

    12/10/2008 11:06:09 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi Y'all. I found a great deal on air fare. I'm kicking off my summer with a trip to the Indian Ocean/Indonesia.

    6/23/2009 10:35:33 AM
  • "The Misfit" Zachary steele (Evan) and Erick V.

    What's up peeps. Erick and the Misfit here to say happy summer! Erick says: "Mr Bramwell, you are going to be eaten by a shark."
    You guys suck, because none of you came to play football. So come next time, Friday. Be there by 12:30. Come on,Come on, Come on, Come on. COME ONNNNN and play.

    6/24/2009 5:27:34 PM
  • Jacquelyn

    Hello everyone!
    I hope you're all enjoying your homework-free summer! (Because I'm not.. Summer school.)

    Bramwell! I remember when our seventh grade class used to go on this 24/7. We should do it again. AND... INDONESIA?! WOW! Sounds like oodles of funSmileBut yes, if I were you, I'd take advantage of what Erick said and stay away from sharks.

    What is everyone else doing over summer?

    <3 Jackie

    6/24/2009 9:46:03 PM
  • Johanna V.

    Hello. I was just bored and thought of trying something new. So, how are all of you guys? I miss school so much! I have nothing to do, I am just a full-time pet sitter all day every day, and I don't even get payed!

    6/25/2009 12:49:07 AM
  • MrBramwell

    Starting 6/25, I will be far from home. Computer access will be limited. Your posts may take some time. More talk soon.

    6/25/2009 3:25:46 PM
  • Amy

    Hello! So far my summer is going very well. Starting July 17th, my summer will become very busy with a trip to Oregon, two concerts and a week camping trip up in Northern California. I am looking forward to all of those! As of now, I am enjoying the plentiful rest and FUN. :)

    Tradition: Fly with Me- Jonas Brothers

    6/25/2009 4:20:49 PM
  • Anneus

    Pet-sitter for no pay? Why would you do that,Johanna? Try going to the movies or something. Summer is about having fun not pet sitting!

    6/25/2009 10:43:13 PM
  • Hazel (Priscilla)

    Hey everyone, I haven`t done much this week of summer. I`m not going to have many people to hang out with at home, because everyone is vacationing to Mexico. I hope everyone is having an awesome summer.

    6/26/2009 12:19:43 PM
  • "The Misfit" (Evan J) and Erick V

    You guys all suck for not coming to play football on Friday 6-26-09. you guys suck Oh my god you guys are wimps.

    6/26/2009 7:18:57 PM
  • Michael

    On Saturday is July 4th, my birthday!(I swear it is.)

    6/28/2009 10:19:00 PM
  • Michael

    How's Indonesia Mr. Bramwell, have you met another guardian angel yet?

    6/28/2009 10:19:51 PM
  • Vincent Baker

    So far this summer, I've met a magical unicorn, I've swam with the dolphins, I won a hot dog eatig contest, and I appeared on a Japanese game show. But other than that, my summer sucks.

    7/4/2009 8:23:33 PM
  • Jennifer

    Hey, wow! I guess I was expecting a few more comments here. Anyways, how's everyone's summer? Mine is kind of boring when I don't have all these younger kids surronding me.
    Also, does anyone know any good songs? I want to add more songs to my ipod and have no idea which ones to get. Thanks!
    Hope everyone's summer is awesome!

    7/8/2009 12:55:57 AM
  • Michael

    July 4th was my birthday! And I got what I always wanted, a guitar that actually sounds good! YAY!

    7/8/2009 4:21:01 PM
  • Eric

    Sup dudes. I am so bored but still happy because school is over. Hey Johanna if you don't get paid why don't you refuse to be the pet sitter.

    7/9/2009 7:38:15 PM
  • Jacquelyn

    Hey again (:
    Bramwell! Are you back in the US yet? I thought I saw you running early in the morning on Friday around TMP. My mom said, "Hey, isn't that Mr. Bramwell?" I responded with, "I think so." ... Just checkin'.

    First three-week session of early college completed! Woot! Celebrate with me? (:

    Besides school, I've been doing, nothing really, over summer. I've caught myself taking pointless quizzes on FaceBook when I'm not studying or exercising or sleeping or eating. Anyone understand my state of boring-ness?

    Well, I guess I'll stop talking now. (;

    Bulletproof - La Roux

    7/12/2009 11:26:14 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi JFa. Yep, I'm back in the USA, but that wasn't me running in your hood.

    7/13/2009 11:12:48 PM
  • A.Ha

    Have any of you guys started reading "Chains" by Laurie Halse Anderson yet? Ms. Hastings said to start in August, but I can't wait. I need books and something to do! The summer is so boring for me this year, because I have to take extra math classes. What a drag! By the way, those of you who are free on Sunday, July 19th, I will be kayaking at the Newport Beach Back Bay! Come, because all of us could be using some exercise.

    7/14/2009 10:23:06 PM
  • Amy

    Hey! I saw the movie Taken yesterday. A very suspensful film. Wow, Ms. Hastings' homework is already different from last year. I forgot what book we read over summer before 8th grade. Anyway, Mr. Bramwell, what did you do in Indonesia?

    7/15/2009 12:53:07 AM
  • MrBramwell

    Apa kabar Amy. I traveled to the islands of Bali and Nusa Lembongan. Plan A was to surf my brains out. I surfed some, but the waves were crowded- not with Yanks but Aussies. Plan B included relaxing in beautiful gardens and reading a book, eating local vege dishes, watching the sun set, taking short runs, and drinking a lot of Fanta strawberry soda. Upon arriving to Bali I learned that a friend, who I'd hoped to see, had died (at age 50). Age 50 is only 3 years away for me. Resultantly, I spent time thinking about life, love, friendship, spirituality, kindness, and more. Have you been thinking about anything?

    7/15/2009 10:12:00 AM
  • Jacquelyn

    Amy, you didn't forget: we never had to read a book over summer. ;P

    Wow, I'm sorry about your friend ):

    And thinking? I can't STOP thinking.

    Changing World by Kutless

    7/15/2009 10:35:41 AM
  • Amy

    Sounds like you had a great time! I'm sorry about your friend. It seems as though many people have died at age 50. (e.g. Michael Jackson, Billy Mays)I haven't been that deep in thought (it's summer!) but, I have been trying to use my free time wisely because since I am attending Pacific Coast High School, I begin lessons on August 24th (2 weeks earlier) I want to make my short summer worth while.

    7/15/2009 11:57:52 AM
  • MrBramwell

    JF. Let's let the song citation go.

    7/15/2009 8:36:32 PM
  • Amy

    Jackie: Oh yeah! I kind of guessed that after I typed it.

    Mr. Bramwell! The song citation is the best!

    Tradition: Well, I have too many to choose.

    7/16/2009 12:25:56 AM
  • "The Misfit" Zachary Steele (Evan J.)

    Hi everyone. What have you guys been up to this summer? All I have been doing is wrestling, becoming a traceour, which is a fancy word for a parkourist, and getting ready for football. Like sprinting and things like that. Its pretty fun. So see ya, I am going to the Luchadore wrestling at the fair, I might even be able to get in the ring and wrestle a little. I hope so. My mom's boyfriend is working security, so mabye. BYE!!!!
    - "The Misfit" Zachary Steele

    7/18/2009 12:39:41 PM
  • Anneus

    Hey everyone, my summer has been very hot. I went to the pool today, but its closed for renovations. Talk about bad timing. Anyway, my summer has consisted of eating, reading and swimming. I'm not sure I want to keep this schedule all summer. I NEED A GETAWAY! after swimming for 6 hours, i discovered a rash that i hope will go away. Anyway, enough about my life, what about everyone else? The blogs here for a reason.

    7/18/2009 5:37:54 PM
  • angelica

    evan do yuo really think wrestling is going to be a good thing to be. i know some one who loves wrestling wiht thier dad (joe)

    7/19/2009 12:50:51 AM
  • angela

    Hi. So last week I was in Utah for a softball tournament. And we won the whole thing. We recieved a championship shirt, a plaque, and a trophy. While there we went to a skiing resort. It was so much fun. I went on the zip-line. So that's one. And my birthday is July 27 on a Monday. So that's how my summer is goining so far.

    7/19/2009 11:52:36 PM
  • "The Misfit" Zachary Steele (Evan)

    Hello everyone, its me. Angelica, yes, i think that wrestling is a wonderful career choice since I love it. It's not like I am not going to get a job aside from it, I am, and I definately am going to college. Um, aside from that, I have something very important to ask. Because me and my friend Lance, some of you know him, have started a wrestling company, we have run into a problem. We need a camera man. Its 4 people in our brand right now and we also could use a bit more wrestlers. But mainly a camera man. So if you don't have anything to do this summer and are interested, then txt me at 714-290-0911. I will give you some information. See ya peoples.

    7/20/2009 3:18:48 PM
  • Michael


    7/20/2009 6:12:57 PM
  • angelica

    that sounds cool angie #2 so much better than my summer

    7/21/2009 5:49:54 PM
  • Eric

    Sup dudes. My summer has been terrible. I have done nothing worth mentioning. I am also bored!

    7/21/2009 8:11:11 PM
  • Jacquelyn

    Sorry about the song tradition, didn't know it bothered anyone ):

    ROLLIE (Angela)! Congrats on the softball win!

    Well, I went to the pool today, and I almost drowned 3 times. Thought I'd share that since I don't have anything else to say... Haha

    7/22/2009 1:10:39 AM
  • Sharon

    Hello everyone! My summer has had ups and downs. For an example of an up is I went to a really fun camp at UCSD (University of California San Diego).We snorkeled, swam, made new friends, and the campus wass really nice. But of course, if there are ups. . . there are downs. My grandfather died this summer.

    7/22/2009 5:31:38 PM
  • Michael

    Well Eric you can learn to cook (since you once told me you don't like your mom's cooking), or learn an instrument. I don't know, you have to do something, there's only like five or six weeks of summer left.

    7/23/2009 10:03:41 PM
  • Michael

    I got a boomerang at the fair. Still bored.

    7/23/2009 10:04:18 PM
  • Michael

    Evan, what's the wrestling brand called? I'm interested in the camera-man job, but I have to take care of my sister, so sorry, BUT you should ask Eric, I hear or have read that he's been bored. Oh, what are the names of the people on your brand?

    7/24/2009 1:11:12 AM
  • Miguel Navarro

    Hey Mr. Bramwell!
    I just wanted to check up on how you were doing. I am no longer single. Over the past few months, I've been in love. I met this girl named Moriah Lerner. She was in the same English class as me. She is a blonde girl with braces. I asked her out on her birthday and she said yes! Yes! I am deeply in love. Mr. Bramwell, what advice do you have for my new relationship? Thanks Mr. Bramwell! All the kids from the Magnet Class of '07 say hi!
    -Miguel Navarro

    7/24/2009 5:38:29 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Congratulations Miguel. Here is what I know of love: Love has an infatuation stage. It’s preoccupying. You can think of little other than your match. Your love’s touch makes your heart flutter, and your mind is full of illimitable joy. Your energy seems boundless; you can burn the candle at both ends for awhile. You desire to spend time, and the appetite to know the mind and heart of your lover is insatiable.

    When in love you don’t want to be anywhere else, and you feel so fortunate to have arrived at that place. You can’t believe this person can love you, and it makes you want to be a better human. The relationship feels natural, and your time together is a celebration. When you are really in love, you are unable to hurt your lover purposefully. You are careful not to take your lover for granted, and you treat her with respect, because true love demands it. During moments of seeming incomprehensibility, when unable to understand your lover, real love seeks truth, without fear, and seeks understanding, not control. Real love knows how to forgive. Love reinvents itself. It seeks increased intimacy over time. It undergoes significant metamorphoses always in the direction of loving unconditionally. Love seeks to nurture. It’s never arrogant.

    Love is so profound that when you are asked to describe it, if you can articulate it, it will make you weep.

    Learn all you can. Good day.

    7/24/2009 7:10:35 PM
  • Eric

    Michal your suggestions are terrible. Any way I can't leave the house and go somewhere because I don't have a ride. This is the worst summer ever!

    7/24/2009 8:28:35 PM
  • "The Misfit" Zachary Steele (Evan)

    Hello. How is everyone? I am anxious. Why, you may ask. Its because i am starting football on Monday, and I am going to be a lineman on a team full of guys bigger than me.
    Michael, our brand is called TCW, and I wish there were more wrestlers. It is me (Zachary Steele), Lance Goodman (Jeffery Jenson), a kid named Nick something (Julius Cruz), and another kid named Dimitri and I can't quite remember his name. Also, Erick V. is our camera man. So, we have a couple wrestlers and a camera man. It sucks though because we are poor and have to wrestle on grass. Lance and I have enough money to buy a ring, but instead we are saving up for FCW, which is a developmental territory for wrestlers going to WWE. So, for now, we are wrestling on grass. See ya guys, i have to go run a few miles before I go to sleep. BYE!!

    7/25/2009 1:14:25 AM
  • The real miguel navarro

    Hey everyone! I would just like everyone to know that my previous post was not made by me, miguel navarro. However, I must admit that most of it is in fact true. <333333 :)

    7/25/2009 2:41:02 AM
  • angelica

    that all sound nice but guys are jerks

    7/25/2009 3:07:56 PM
  • Michael

    So Evan, TCW stands for Tustin Championship Wrestling? Do you have referees? When and where do you do wrestling? I want to come and see.

    7/25/2009 11:40:01 PM
  • Michael

    Wait Evan I think you should buy yourselves a ring, but what do you mean saving up for FCW? Are you going to watch a show, or what?

    7/25/2009 11:42:03 PM
  • "The Misfit" Zachary Steele (Evan)

    Yeah thats wat it stands for Michael. And we don't really have referees, but sometimes. And, we just wrestle whenever we have the time. It is at Lance's house. And FCW is a wrestling school. Once we get 18, we are going to try to go to FCW to train or even another wrestling school like Booker Ts or The Dudley Boy's school. So, would we really want to spend our money on a ring that we rarely use or use the money to go to a school where we can learn from pros.

    7/26/2009 4:47:07 AM
  • C!err@

    Hey, Mr. B! I'm gonna miss being in your class next year...but I'm sure eight grade will be fun!

    7/26/2009 9:15:02 PM
  • MrBramwell

    You have much to look forward to Cierra. You go girl!

    7/26/2009 10:26:05 PM
  • "The Misfit" Zachary Steele (Evan)

    Hi ya guys. I am so anxious. I am starting football today and I am kinda nervous. Because I am starting football today and I am kinda nervous. But I know it will be fun. So bye guys.

    7/27/2009 1:21:17 PM

    Hey Mr. B having fun, I know you'll miss me next year but don't be sad i'll still be around

    7/27/2009 9:05:49 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi Angelica. I had some fun surfing the big waves last week, and I'm looking forward to some volunteer work that starts on Weds.

    7/27/2009 9:53:15 PM
  • Eric

    Even man you are way too into wrestling. Do you really think that you will become a pro wrestler?

    7/28/2009 8:33:02 PM
  • "The Misfit" Zachary Steele (Evan)

    Hey peoples. Whats up? I am so sore from just from two days of football. We have already run about 7 miles and done about 500 pushups. Its fun though. I love football. Just not as much as wrestling. And to answer your question Eric, yes, I do believe I can become a pro wrestler. Even if its not for the WWE, I would be happy wrestling for independent promotions all over the world.
    See ya guys, I am going to do 100 pushups like coach told the team to do tonight. Or this morning.

    7/29/2009 5:15:19 AM
  • angelica

    That sounds cool Mr. B after an awful tragedy, I met someone knew. His name is Jeff, and he is related to Joe. So I'm happy.

    7/29/2009 3:05:57 PM
  • angelica

    I am confused. Is it Eric V. or Eric C. ?

    7/29/2009 3:06:54 PM
  • Amy

    Hey! I am in Oregon visiting my cousins, and having a blast. Just thought I would say hi.

    Tradition: Everytime you Lie- demi lovato

    7/29/2009 10:13:35 PM
  • Samantha Porter

    Hey everyone!

    I heard about Miguel's little message about his current girlfriend Moriah Lerner, and I had to see it for myself. Anyway, I hope you're doing well, Mr. Bramwell! I sure miss being in your class; the three years I spent in Magnet were definitely the best. Hopefully, I can come and visit once I get my license.

    -Samantha Porter

    PS. Johan says "Howdy-do."

    7/30/2009 3:07:46 AM
  • Anneus

    angelica, who do you think it is? It is aobviously Eric C. How do I know? Well, i can tell its eric v because of his supremely negative attitude. This negative attitude became his trademark in 7th grade and shows in his writing. Anyway gotta go.

    Kawasaki out

    7/30/2009 7:23:17 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Amy, what part of Oregon?

    7/30/2009 7:27:25 PM
  • Eric

    Hey Anneus you said: Well, i can tell its eric v because of his supremely negative attitude. That doesn't make sense because, Eric C.,(me) is the negative person. Also Erick V. is spelled with a K, Duh! Plus I am not negative you guys are just too positive.

    7/30/2009 8:37:19 PM
  • Amy

    Mr. B-- Coos Bay

    7/30/2009 10:59:38 PM
  • MrBramwell

    AA, I hear that's a good spot. Have fun.

    7/31/2009 3:20:29 AM
  • Amy

    Mr. B, Thanks, I am having a wonderful time. It's beautiful here. No smog!

    7/31/2009 12:25:33 PM
  • Crispy Fish (John)

    How's it going everybody? Yeah... I know it sucks that I'm not going to be here next year. So tomorow I'm moving to Mazatlan. I'm going to miss all the neat food here. I'm also going to miss everybody worth missing. But on the bright side I do get to enjoy the best Mazatlan has to offer. Well... so long! It's been great here.

    8/7/2009 12:59:15 AM
  • MrBramwell

    Good-bye John Perez. After getting settled in Mexico, write and tell us how things are going.

    8/7/2009 2:35:10 PM
  • Amy

    John!! Good luck in Mexico. Get a facebook! Anyways, my Jonas Brothers concert is today! I am meeting the opening band, Honor Society. We are leaving in about 45 minutes.

    Tradition: the World Tour Setlist

    8/7/2009 4:31:16 PM
  • Michael

    John, I didn't know you were moving. When did you know that you were moving?

    8/7/2009 5:28:31 PM
  • angelica

    bye john you were such a good friend as well as classmate.

    8/7/2009 8:58:02 PM
  • Citrus

    John, it still sucks that you're moving. Michael, where has your head been? Everyone knew John was moving already! Tsk, tsk...

    8/8/2009 12:22:22 AM
  • A.Ha

    John, you should post your email so everyone would be able to keep in touch with you. Anyways, geometry is really hard. I'm taking a prep class.

    Billy Mays R.I.P.
    Michael Jackson R.I.P.

    8/8/2009 12:25:27 AM
  • Michael

    Vince, how should I know what goes on in Magnet, while I'm stuck living in a tiny apartment rotting all day, while you are at your huge three million dollar mansion swimming in your pool, riding your little horsie, and doing what rich spoiled kids do! Alright!? It's a little hard to know what's going on these days. I can't wait until, you're going to be going to Tustin High, where you will be given daily beatings!

    8/8/2009 1:54:03 PM
  • angelcia

    people davids blog is lonley

    8/10/2009 10:31:25 PM
  • Anneus

    Whoa there Michael, a little harsh on Vince don't you think? Anyway, Bye John, it was nice knowing you, you were a nice guy. too bad you have to move, but c'est la vie. And the award for best used (and hopefully correctly spelled) French vocabulary to express farewell goes to...Anneus Garcia Kawasaki! *crowd cheering*

    8/10/2009 11:29:15 PM
  • MrBramwell

    I'm hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon tomorrow. I hope ya'll are making the best of your summer vacations.

    8/11/2009 7:08:31 PM
  • Citrus

    Okay Michael, CALM DOWN! I thought those anger management classes would've paid off by now. And also, you are confusing my "rich" lifestyle with Leon's life. I don't ride any horsies or live in a 3 million dollar house! Either way, how would you know that I would ride a horsie? You're not spying on me again, RIGHT?!

    8/11/2009 8:12:47 PM

    Mr. Bramwell I've been to the bottom of the grand canyon. I was 10 years old, all I'm saying is to watch out for mule dropping because their's alot, have a nice trip. Oh, and anneus your not funny. Mr. Bramwell is funnier than you. No offense Mr. Bramwell

    8/12/2009 2:59:37 PM

    Hey, I maight move into a house with my very own room, and I'm happy becuase no longer will I have to share a room with my very annoying and messy sister. Also I get to paint my room green, so it can go with my back pack,my toothbrush, my toothpaste, and my bed.

    8/12/2009 3:02:30 PM
  • Anneus

    Does anyone know when school registration is?

    8/12/2009 5:05:44 PM
  • Michael

    So then, what's going on in the Magnet?

    8/13/2009 4:11:48 PM
  • Amy

    Mr. B- I went to Grand Canyon once. Everything looked like a painting.

    Well yesterday my sister, mom and I got home from a week camping trip with another mom and four other girls. It was a success! We stayed in Pollock Pines, CA, a small town with Jenkinson Lake. Our campsite was right by the water. It was a true adventure for us since it was dry camping and nine hours away from home. We had an amazing trip and are planning on doing it next year! I start school in nine days. Well, hopefully I will spend the last week of summer to its fullest.

    Tradition: The Best Day- Taylor Swift

    8/15/2009 11:02:28 PM
  • Francesca--: )

    Hey. Sorry I'm barley blogging now but i'm here now aren't I? Well on saturday i cam back from my dads house in Nevada! I had such a blast! I was on the stip almost every night! i also saw Cirque Du Soliel Ka! That was a great experience!!!! Can't wait to see all of my friends!

    8/19/2009 5:56:03 PM
  • Francesca--: )

    Mr. B, I'm sure you had so much fun...i hope you did! Your adventures sure do sound fun and exciting!

    8/19/2009 5:57:20 PM
  • Jesse

    Eric,Why doe everyone think of you as being negative.

    8/19/2009 6:56:45 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Wow! I saw your test scores in LA. Eighty percent of you marched forward. Way to go!

    8/20/2009 10:36:57 PM
  • Amy

    Tomorrow is registration at Pacific Coast High School. I start on Monday. I noticed the new CT schedule. It looks quite different! I also hear that Mr. Seim is going to be back! That's good news. I hope everyone at CT has a good year!

    8/20/2009 10:59:13 PM
  • Michael

    Jesse, Eric is not negative, he just has a very negative opinion towards thing.

    8/20/2009 11:28:37 PM
  • Anneus

    Angelica that hurt(I'm kidding). Seven years of constant verbal abuse makes you realize that ignoring some people's comments pays off. Anyway, to recommend a great movie, "Inglorious Basterds" is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time, aside from "Halloween". My only gripe about it is the French and German subtitles constantly playing throughout the movie.

    8/21/2009 3:21:02 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Amy, what city is PC High in? Good start to you.

    8/23/2009 8:10:20 PM
  • Amy

    PCHS is in Tustin. It's actually a part of OC department of education. We do most of our work at home, but come in for classes about once a week.

    8/23/2009 8:53:09 PM
  • Michael Phan

    My summer sucks

    8/23/2009 9:14:03 PM
  • Bella Golden

    Hi Mr.Bramwell, my name is Bella Golden and I look forward to having you as my Core Teacher this year.i've heard many good things about your teaching stratagies and i cant wait!!

    8/23/2009 9:40:53 PM
  • Eric

    Hey I am not negative. All of you guys are too positive. This summer was terrible and because Catilina is so expensive I couldn't go anywhere at all.

    8/24/2009 3:01:52 PM
  • KatieKirk

    summer's almost over, middle school is over for us, but its just a new beginning.
    i'm super excited for Foothill (:

    this summer went by SOOOOOO fast! its insane!

    There She Goes-The La's

    8/24/2009 6:29:25 PM
  • Riley

    Anneus, I also saw "Inglourious Basterds" and it was awesome. It's pretty funny too.

    8/24/2009 7:10:53 PM
  • Nancy(:

    I just wanted to say hi to everyone. I moved already and i wanna go back. Ha ha. I am going to Sparks Middle School.I start school tomorrow (Wednsday). I'm not ready for school. So yah just wanted to say hi to everyone.


    8/25/2009 1:14:58 PM
  • angelica

    the fact people ignore my comments doesnt offend me im kind of used to it my parents do it all the time when i tell them about mr bramwells storys and not so funny jokes so actually im not offended knowing that you notice people ignoring me anneus is scary
    my summers a drag

    8/25/2009 4:38:19 PM
  • angelica

    anneus you know i always talk to you like that the only reason i actually talk to you is cuz of well you know what so deal with it and guess what im still on the 6th chapter in chains procrastinating is so much fun and hhow can say it lazy

    8/25/2009 4:40:37 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Angelica, your entries had many writing errors. Correct your errors to be published.

    8/25/2009 4:50:17 PM
  • Crispy Fish (John)

    Hi everybody, upuntil now, I have commented...so sorry about that. My E-Mail adress is crispyfish@hotmail.es so WRITE! Um during my time in Mexico, I have:

    Made a YouTube account, (MarxCrispyFish is my username)

    Went to Guadalajara, (they have this HUGE outdoor mall,and I mean HUGE!!!)

    Missed everybody and everything in Tustin,

    Started school(yesterday was the last day of summer)

    Made a list (this one)

    Got Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, (Check my FanFiction.Net profile to find my game codes,)

    That's it so now you have to contact me...ciao!

    8/25/2009 7:50:30 PM
  • angela

    Hey! Just wanted to say thanks Mr. Bramwell. Thank you for all the effort you put in to get us prepared for testing and the future.Thanks again.

    8/25/2009 9:03:35 PM
  • angelica

    Mr. Bramwell correcting my blog entries won't change the way I write everything else.

    8/25/2009 9:07:52 PM
  • angelica

    Hey, Wsup my nerd friends! My summer was a drag. I did nothing but, stay home. We had plans to go to Guadalajara, Jalisco but, becuase of registration, WEB andd the fact we want to get a house, we had to cancel our vacation plans. So we've stayed home all summer. We did go to the beach just to eat soup. We also went to Perris, California just to go to Jack in the bBox and we got lost in Perris. It was like 120 degrees outside. So thats the funnest out of my summer. Oh I also learned how to knit and cross stich and, my cousin is gonna have a baby.

    8/25/2009 9:27:25 PM
  • angelica

    Hi! ( I'm bored)

    8/25/2009 9:28:43 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Thank you Angela.

    8/26/2009 9:33:45 AM
  • MrBramwell

    Nancy T, What city are you in? We'll miss you. Keep in touch.

    8/26/2009 9:39:19 AM
  • MrBramwell

    You all saw that Senator Ted Kennedy has died. If you did not see Ted Kennedy Jr.'s eulogy, in honor of his father, I highly recommend it. What a difficult thing to have to do. Check out You Tube or another outlet. Tell me what you think.

    8/29/2009 3:29:25 PM
  • Jennifer

    Oh my God! 8th grade is confusing and its only the 2nd day! I still feel like a 7th grader though, but I'll hopefully be able to get use to being in 8th by winter break - maybe. I got to go finish Mrs. Hastings homework! Bye.

    9/2/2009 5:51:18 PM
  • Angelica

    Mr. Bramwell, Mrs. Hastings isn't that bad but I do miss your core class even if it was boring sometimes. In 6th grade I couldnt wait until 8th grade and now I don't want to leave. Anyways I have started a new way of life. My goal is to not hate anyone and not be mean to anyone. Oh also being organized.

    9/2/2009 7:17:48 PM
  • Angelica

    This blog entry refers to anyone who believes im mad or hate them.

    I am very sorry!

    For those people who dislike me or hate me I forgive you and a tip:

    Laugh your heart out, Dance in the rain,
    Cherish the moment, Ignore the pain,
    Live, Laugh, Love,
    lifes to short to be living with regrets.

    9/2/2009 7:25:01 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Angelica, you will learn much this year. Keep and open mind, listen, study, be kind.

    9/2/2009 11:08:59 PM
  • Angelica

    Mr. Bramwell doing this is going to help me mature physically and mentally. I hope many people listen to my commment.

    9/3/2009 5:13:54 PM
  • Anneus

    Ah, Angelica if only life were that easy. Unfortunately, it never is. There will always and inevitably be some obstacle that prevents you from achieving eternal happiness. Wow, I just noticed all the vocabulary I used in this blog entry, I guess you taught us well, Mr. Bramwell. Anyway, 8th grade is no picnic, we are swamped with homework.

    9/5/2009 4:05:10 PM
  • Sharon

    Anneus, who ever said eighth grade was going to be easy? As we progress through the years of our education, every year is just going to get tougher and tougher.

    9/7/2009 5:20:40 PM
  • Lorenzo

    Hey Sharon, you are absolutly correct. Our lives will get harder before it ever becomes easier. And it is our choice to live up our lives to the fullest or just go through life with a bad attitude.

    9/9/2009 12:14:11 AM
  • Anneus

    Amen, sister.

    9/9/2009 6:52:08 PM
  • Eric Carrion

    Hey Lorenzo that is so cliche.

    9/10/2009 5:45:35 PM
  • Nancy

    Mr. Bramwell, I am living in La Puente I have lived her for a cuple of years when I was younger. I don't like the school at all! They don't have any teachers that teach Geometrey so I have to take Algebra agin. My Social Studies teacher just reads a Power Point fast and gives us notes to copy down. I Like they way you made us do it which was you giving us an outline and we had to fill it out. Plus I'm in regular classes and they don'thave harder classes I can take. I just think it's dumb. I guess I have to deal with it, I'm already there.

    9/11/2009 5:55:14 PM
  • Nancy

    Today is 9/11 and we should give some respect to everyone that died eight years ago. We had a very touching moment during Social Studies today.

    9/11/2009 5:59:19 PM
  • Crispy Fish (John)

    Why hasn't anybody been paying attention to me? Nobody has contacted me. I am so lonely... Can someone contact me? I miss everybody, but I am not desperate, but I am lonely. Good news! Next year, I'm moving back, so you haven't seen the last of me!

    9/12/2009 6:36:21 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Hang in there Nancy. You have had a taste of a couple of school programs, and you know best what you need to continue your education. You won't be there forever. Find the teachers on your campus who can give you something extra. Assert yourself a bit more. Sign up for some extra curriculur clubs. Keep us posted.

    9/13/2009 4:47:12 PM
  • MrBramwell

    You tell 'em John.

    9/13/2009 4:47:47 PM
  • Sharon

    Lorenzo i agree with you as well. Eric, the only reason you think its cliche is because you DO look at life in a negative perspective. You just won't admit it. John, don't worry you don't sound desperate in any way. By the way John, what high school will you be attending?

    9/14/2009 8:58:03 PM
  • Crispy Fish (John)

    Sharon, I am pretty sure that by the time I come back that I will be attending Tustin High School, but my mom and dad agreed that there was a chance that I might come back even earlier (say by the end of the year). That kind of disappointed me because I wanted to stick with the idea that we at least stayed there for one year. Of course I do want to go back. If I do go back earlier than planned, I'm hoping I go back to CT. I'm not really looking foreward to Utt if I do return in early 2010 because I want to stay in CT and see everyone again. I wonder if Edwin is still bothering everyone. Well other than that, I have no school tomorrow because it's a holiday and yesterday after I got out of the orthodontist and was passing the ocean, I saw the horizon and it looked like a rainbow so that was a cool sight. I hope I can see that again sometime. Well, bye!

    9/15/2009 5:01:34 PM
  • Eric

    Sharon the reason I think it is cliche is because it is. Plus it doesn't matter I am going to El Modena( a high school ) because I live in Orange. So I will never see you guys again next year.

    9/15/2009 9:31:50 PM
  • Bailey

    What's up! Sorry it took so long for me to get on here. My summer was crazy busy and then I was thrown back in to school worrying about homework.

    9/17/2009 7:41:22 PM
  • A.Ha

    The reason we haven't contacted you is because 1) we don't know your email and 2) we have a lot of homework to do. I had just finshed mine, so I am lucky I have time to check my email and surf the web.

    9/17/2009 9:40:31 PM
  • (Crispy Fish) John

    Alexandra, I didn't know that you guys had a lot of homework, so you can't blame me, but my E-mail adress was exposed in the 2nd comment I posted, but I'll type it down here so you guys don't have to search. It is:


    One thing that I don't get is that ever since my 2nd comment was posted, almost everybody has been paying no attention to me. Those who have I thank. A life lesson you should know (first I'm talking about my isolatoin and now life lessons... I really don't understand why.) is that life just isn't fair. We have already read the novel The Outsiders so we learned this, but this has been getting to me a bit. To me, life seems pretty even. Maybe slanting on the negative side a bit, but months ago I started a new, currently unpopular fan fiction that was based on hurt/comfort. (You can check it out on fanfiction.net and checking my profile page) Well that got me to think that I was preety lucky to live my current life. Even if it's just a story, it can still change you, and I was influenced by my own story to not be so negative. Well...that's all I had to say, so please stop ignoring me.

    9/18/2009 4:40:10 PM
  • Nancy(:

    Mr. Bramwell, it's a little sad because the teachers I have are actually the hardest teachers in the whole school. They really don't seem that hard to me. Yesterday everyone got thier test scores back and I didn't. I haven't even got them in the mail. The teachers had said that everyoine in those classes had those classes because the were either proficent or advanced, but when I saw a couple of scores they all had basic or below basic. I am trying to hang in there, but I just don't like the school. Aperently that school is the number one school in the district, but it sure doesn't seem like it.

    9/19/2009 2:53:17 PM
  • Bailey

    Hey Eric-
    I know a ton of people that are going to Elmo next year.

    9/19/2009 3:51:15 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Nancy, Consider making an appointment with the Principal. Don't waste a year. If it comes down to it, educate yourself. many Americans have done it. Read widely on everything that you find interesting.

    9/19/2009 4:19:02 PM
  • Sharon

    Wow Eric, I bet you're really happy not to see most of us next year. Especially the people who you think are "too positive." Nancy, good luck at your new school but just take Mr. Bramwell's advice, and you'll be fine. The school year will be over before you know it.

    9/19/2009 11:40:31 PM
  • Eric Carrion

    Sharon that is not true. I am going to miss the Magnet when I am in Elmo and I will have literally not even seen anyone at Elmo. Hey John what is going on? Oh and Nancy get used to taking notes and not having an outline made by the teacher because in college all people do is take notes on lectures the teachers give.

    9/22/2009 9:29:02 PM
  • Nancy

    Thank You Sharon. I know thats going to happen, Eric. I'm just not used to it. Whats all this talk about you being sad because your going to different high school than everyone else. I moved to and I know how you feel, but I'm not letting that get in my way of enjoying life. Actually, that reminds me, the other day was when Diana and I became brothers. Sharon knows what I'm talking about. Anyways, we were talking and we started crying. What I;m trying to say is that I do miss everyone a lot, and I'm still trying to face the fact that I'm not going to see you guys that often. Eric I think you shoud just be happy that you are with everyone this year.
    You are at C.T. this year right?

    9/25/2009 7:03:13 PM
  • A.Ha

    I am so aggravated at how people cough and sneeze improperly. Many of us are sick right now, while many of us aren't. It's so frustrating how people cough and sneeze into their hand and then they forget to sanitize/ wash it. I believe the school should have an assembly on "How Not to Spread Germs." I probably sound like a person who has OCD and I'm sorry for complaining, but I have a serious case of germaphobia. Those who are sick must wash their hands every time they cough or sneeze in it!

    9/25/2009 10:27:44 PM
  • Angie

    I might go to El Modena because Tustin High's softball team sucks so i dont know yet though. Ill let you know when i do.

    9/26/2009 8:18:37 PM
  • Sharon

    Nancy, of course I remember. That was pretty funny how we became brothers, too bad I died. Alexandra, does germaphobia even exist? Anyway I agree with you Alexandra, except for the assembly part (i strongly dislike assemblies).

    9/28/2009 3:19:40 PM
  • Eric

    Hey Bailey how do you know people that are going to Elmo? Do you live in Orange or something? Alexandra was being afraid of germs so much the reason you were like "scared" of me when I was sick?

    9/29/2009 10:02:03 PM
  • CIERRA <3

    Hey everyone!!!! I can't believe we've been in school for a whole month now!!!! In about 8 months and like 19 days... its gonna be summer and we are gonna be 9th graders in highschool! EEP! I'm gonna miss CT!!

    10/1/2009 3:25:58 PM
  • A.Ha

    Sharon and Eric,
    I don't know if germaphobia exists. Yes, Eric, I was afraid of getting what you had at the time. I really like what Mrs. Hastings did today to us. I totally believed that she actually wanted us to pay the extra money like th colonists did. "No taxation without representation." That was a great lesson!

    10/2/2009 9:42:20 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Remember staying positive is a choice.

    10/3/2009 9:46:14 AM
  • The J Man (Mr. Jardin)

    Hello, quick post for now. Just telling u guys Im getting pumped up for my game against Riverside. Its going to be a night game which is awesome. Ok, Ill tell u guys how we did after the game. Bye!!!!

    10/3/2009 3:19:59 PM
  • The J Man (Mr. JArdin)

    Hi peoples. The Chiefs have won another one. Final score: Chiefs 30 Riverside 6. I did bang myself up quite a bit though. We didnt play perfect but good enough to win. Yes!!!! Oh, sorry, just found out my Colts won today. Ok, bye guys. Going to get ready for a WWE PPV. BYE!!!

    10/4/2009 3:43:41 PM
  • Lorenzo Martinez

    Hey everyone. MaN, Tillers was fun. Remy got some action from this random girl while we were in line for the haunted house ride. They actually rode on the ride together. I didn't know what exactly happened while they riding because I was in the cart in front of them. Well that was all the info. I could from him. See you all at school Monday.

    10/4/2009 10:25:21 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Lorenzo, the blog is not a gossip site.

    10/5/2009 12:01:57 AM
  • Sharon

    Wow Lorenzo I didn't know you gossip, I'm shocked! I'm just kidding. Alexandra, I agree with you, Mrs. Hasting's lesson was great. I actually fell for it (who didn't?!). I showed my parents and they just kept saying, "That's not funny Sharon." However, I thought it was funny.

    10/5/2009 12:53:10 AM
  • Eric

    Hey dudes I am in computers right now. That lesson Sharon is talking abot was wierd. I didn't bother showing my parents though. What a waste of time.

    10/8/2009 2:48:08 PM
  • Erick Valenzuela

    I'm in computers right now

    10/8/2009 2:50:03 PM
  • Leon Rudolph

    Im in computers right now too man, Im sitting next to you.

    10/8/2009 2:50:04 PM
  • Evan J

    Bored in computers right now. BORED!!!!

    10/8/2009 2:51:22 PM
  • Dino King (Jesse)

    Sup dudes. I'm in computers right now.

    10/8/2009 2:59:30 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Grade 8 Bloggers, remember that a blog is a public forum for meaningful expression and meaningful responses to meaningful expressions. Your thoughts should be developed and carefully articulated.

    10/8/2009 5:14:41 PM
  • Eric Carrion

    Hey MrBramwell does this mean you deleted all of the comments saying "I am in computers being bored." Leon, Even, Erick, and me pretty much did that.

    10/15/2009 12:08:30 AM
  • Anneus

    Hey guys, since Lorenzo got reprimanded for gossiping, I'll keep this clean. I just met up with two 9th grade friends who have said that high school isn't that bad. Mrs. Hastings really prepares us, i guess. That still doesn't change that she doesnt like me or Leon at all though. All this homework is so depressing. Right when I think I have free time, BAM, geometry to do and projects to work on. Anyway, got to go, i have books to read and homework to do.

    10/15/2009 8:05:21 PM
  • Michael

    Mr. Bramwell, I don't understand why Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. There's still a bad economy, the Iraq War, Obama hasn't done anything.

    10/17/2009 9:25:16 PM
  • Eric

    Michael, Obama won for things he could to which is really dumb.

    10/19/2009 8:09:11 PM
  • Anneus

    I don't know why Obama was awarded it either, but I think it has something to do with the fact that he has to work out all the problems left behind from our previous president who totally screwed up the country.

    10/20/2009 8:11:11 PM
  • Michael

    I've seen Obama on TV more than any other president. When Bush was still president, messing up the country, I saw a lot more "impressions" of Bush on TV. But Obama, he's different, he's been on Saturday Night Live, some abc shows, and a lot of talk shows. Is that why he won the Nobel Peace Prize? Being on TV a lot?

    10/21/2009 11:21:03 PM
  • Anneus

    Like I said before, I'm not sure. What do you think Mr. Bramwell?

    10/23/2009 9:40:33 PM
  • Sahron

    I don't think Obama should be awarded the Nobel peace Prize for something he hasn't done yet. I mean he still has to get us out of Iraq and fix the economy, or at least make it better.

    10/24/2009 12:47:56 AM
  • MrBramwell

    For now, I'm enjoying reading your thoughts about Obama.

    10/26/2009 11:41:10 AM
  • Lorenzo

    Wait. Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize? I don't think he has done much at all. All he has done is give promises to the country that he hasn't fulfilled. Maybe those Nobel Peace guys wanted to give him a prize for being the first black man to be president. What surprises me is that he has been on a lot on television like what Michael said. I think it is just because of all the advances in technology these days. Well I don't know for sure. That's all I got to say for now. Cho peeps!!!! -_-

    10/26/2009 11:53:38 PM
  • Michael

    Esse quam videri, that's a quote Obama should read. I can't believe I'm actually saying this, but I think John McCain should have won the election, McCain said all the right things, but he was too old-fashioned. Obama became a media-star during the elction, that's why he won. He was on shirts, posters... CHANGE! CHANGE! CHANGE! I think the "CHANGE" America needs is a new guy in the White House

    10/27/2009 11:30:32 PM
  • Michael

    CHANGE! CHANGE! CHANGE! I think the "CHANGE" America needs is a new guy in the White House. Maybe I should write a letter to Obama, maybe he'll come to his senses.

    10/27/2009 11:34:41 PM
  • A.Ha

    I think change is what America needs. I believe that living in a country where everything is the same would be boring. Wouldn't you want President Obama to try different approaches at all our country's problems that our previous president had made? President Bush had made a lot of problems and President Obama will learn from them. However, Obama might might make mistakes that the NEXT president will have to learn from too. By the way, I don't think Obama will have time to read your letter telling him how to run America. Basically, no president is perfect and not everyone can like the same president at the same time. I'm not trying to judge your opinions on Obama, but I think you guys are too impatient. He's working on resolving the issues!

    10/29/2009 10:39:40 PM
  • Michael

    Thank you Alexandra. But I think politics is a joke. To make it far in politics all you need to do is just suck-up enough, and you'll get what you want.

    10/30/2009 9:53:32 PM
  • Lorenzo

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!! I just finished trick-or-treating and it was kind of boring. Most of the houses I hit only gave out ony candy per person. I think people are cutting back on unneccessasary luxuries. Damn reccession. Well that's life for you. There's no use complaining so goodnight everyone.

    11/1/2009 12:05:42 AM
  • Lorenzo

    Hey everyone! Bill Clinton has a statue now. That's all I know so bye.

    11/1/2009 11:53:32 PM
  • Anneus

    Alexandra, you have to learn that republicans who own oil companies and are presidents don't care about leading America, they just want money. Bush started the Iraq war so he could invade Iraq for the oil. The war was a cover-up for his and Cheyney's shenanigans. Bill Clinton resgned for sexual interaction with his secretary, yet Bush gets away with tons of war crimes. It's a sad sad world we live in. Is it just me, or has this blog become really political?

    11/5/2009 8:00:15 PM
  • Crispy Fish (John)

    For crying out loud! Anneus is right! This is a blog! No wait, let me correct myself...this WAS a blog! Now it's a forum on about something PBS should be focusing! I mean, I know that we should be listening on what has been changing throughout the nation, but this has gone too far! I'm getting sick of all the "Oh, Barack Obama did this" and "Barack Obama did that". C'mon! Don't you guys do ANYTHING interesting? I mean...you know. By the way Mr. Bramwell...why do you keep sending multiple e-mail alerts of the same comments that are posted on this blog! I mean, today I got ten new messages in my inbox, hoping they were going to be some reviews from some of my fan fictions or comment replies from YouTube, they turned out to be ten of the same message...I think I'm going to unsubscribe from the message alerts from the blog. By the way, I want to thank everybody who hasn't been ignoring me ever since I left U.S., and my e-mail adress is: crispyfish@hotmail.es, so please send me a message like Angela or Isabel did. Especially if I was your friend from 7th grade...

    11/6/2009 4:30:48 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Mr. John, Don't be trashing the blog. The blog has finally become what it is intended to be, that is, a site for thoughtful relection and opinions about our world- including, but not limited to, politics.

    I'm not sure what is going on with the blog alets. The alerts are sent automatically, and because my computer is networked with the school district, there are likely glitches. Unsubscribing from the alerts is a good idea.

    Still coming back to America?

    11/6/2009 5:11:14 PM
  • Michael

    Mr. Bramwell, I never understood inflation. What's the problem with printing more copies of money? It's just pieces paper. The U.S. needs Bill Clinton or JFK back.

    11/7/2009 12:13:13 AM
  • EVAN JARDIN (The Wrestler)

    What is up with you guys? I have been reading the comments and I am kind of impressed by the levels of thinking by you guys. Anyway, have you guys seen some of the trailers for 2012. It looks like an expensive movie. Lots of CGI and that kind of stuff. It looks like one the best movies so far this year though. I personally do believe the world could end or even a huge change in the way we think is possible on December 21, 2012. Many ancient cultures have prophecied the end of the world. I mean, look at the mayans, they came within 50 years of the date man would walk on the moon. They predicted World War 2. The greeks also predicted World War 2 and the San Fransisco Earthquake within 20 years. All these cultures predicting huge events like the aforementioned can't be a coincidence. There has to be something big thats going to happen near 2012. So, watch out guys. Weird. I was just talking a bout 2012 and the commercial came on. Cool. I want to see it so bad. So, wat do you guys think about the mayan calendar, 2012, the movie, 2012 in general, and all these ancient cultures predicting huge events? Comment and tell me what you think.

    "Life is just one big movie, only you can't pick your genre"
    P.S. That was totally off topic but I am thinking of putting my favorite movie quotes at the bottom of each post I have. Bye!!!!!!!

    11/7/2009 12:30:53 AM
  • The Wrestler Mr. Jardin

    Wats up again? Did you guys here about the Fort Hood shootings in Texas. If you didn't, this is pretty much what happened. An army physciatrist open fired at his base in Texas killing 12 people and injuring 30 more. These are army men and women killing each other. Its horrible. And another thing thats crazy is, I was reading about what happened and I read something crazy. This is an example of how disciplined the men in the army are. A colonel was in his room getting ready and man with a gun ran by the colonel room, stopped, and said "Sir, a man is open-firing on us" and kept running. Even crazier is this man was shot and didnt even know it. Even in the face of danger, the army guys still have the discipline to say sir to their commander. That was just interesting. What do you guys think about the Fort Hood Shootings? Or about the discipline of the army? I was doing some research and found that in the past year, the amount of soldiers commiting suicide, or homicide has almost doubled. Its not right. Bye!!!!!

    "We'll always have Paris"

    11/7/2009 1:45:19 PM
  • Anneus

    John, what is your youtube name?
    Anyway, back to the blogs original subject, who honestly thinks that Sarah Palin should be running for president after Obama. If she does and wins, I might move to another country for fear that she will start some war that the U.S isn't ready for. What do you guys think? And here's another controversial subject, legalizing Marijuana in the U.S., Personally, I'm all for it, it might give the U.S. the financial aid it needs. I will be awaiting your answers.

    11/7/2009 7:30:15 PM
  • angelica

    Hey Mr. Bramwell,
    I was so excited about getting a knew room but know who knows if i will. so far my parents had the highest offer when out of the blue another family offered more and was sold to them so were still searching for a house with atleast 4 rooms and under our budjet. so until then im still sharing a room.

    11/7/2009 8:16:11 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Angelica, Read Sandra Cisneros's "The House on Mango Steet." Your talk about a room made me think about it. I think you'll like her content and writing style.

    Mr. Jardin- love your enthusiasm for wrestling, football, and film; keep it coming!

    Michael, It's complicated, but when the government prints money, it makes money easier to come by. The effect is that it lowers the value of money domestically and abroad.

    11/7/2009 10:46:41 PM
  • Lorenzo

    HOLY CRAP!!!! How can you guys write so much? I also wonder how Anneaus can write so much about politics but not as much on your reflections? I mean come on, you write a sentence or two and that's it. Not to bag on you or anything Anneaus, but if you can write so much on a blog then you should be able to write as much or more in a siple reflection. By reflection I am refering to lit. circles.

    11/8/2009 7:42:38 PM
  • Lorenzo

    Hi everyone! Forgot to add one thing. Hey John how are you? So when will you be returning to the US? Just wanted to know.

    11/8/2009 7:47:26 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Lorenzo. Language. Keep it positive.

    11/8/2009 8:20:55 PM
  • Michael

    What did Lorenzo say when he got busted for gossiping?

    11/8/2009 8:53:05 PM
  • Crispy Fish (John)

    Hi everyone...again! Um about my last comment, I didn't want to completely discourage people to stop talking about what is currently happening in the U.S., just talk about something about that they've been doing too. No offense to people who like talking about what has been changing but...I am in Mexico right now. And even if I was still in the U.S. I still wouldn't be caring about something that Barack Obama has to be in charge of. Well...that's just me...but I am greatly losing interest in the blog and really, I don't want to abandon it...but at the same time I want to enjoy it. I mean here, my friends and I sometimes hang out after school at a friend's house. Something that I never did over there. So after all of that pushed aside...today in one of my classes, we were talking about maturing both physically and mentally and about sex. Well that got me to remember in science class how last year Yelin and I were doing a skit about sex...remember? Those were good times. Oh yeah I also remember. here I have a friend who is also into Nintendo and video games. So we are pretty similar.

    That right there was an example on what wouldn't make me lose interest in the blog so...on with the questions.

    Will I be coming back to the U.S. If so, when? To answer that question, yes I am...but not as a Magnet student so I can't WAIT to see my classmates (noitice my sarcastic tone?). I will return in Jan. 4th...I think.

    What is my YouTube pen name? My penname is MarxCrispyFish. No spaces, exactly the way it is. DO NOT QUESTION THE STUPIDNESS OF MY NAME! Thank you for understanding! I will accept anyone on the blog as a friend as long as you post your pen name on the blog. Oh yeah! Go on YouTube and type in is it a good idea to microwave this, thank me later.

    Well, I can't wait to return, bye!

    11/10/2009 11:29:22 AM
  • Eric Carrion

    Hey Mr. Bramwell why haven't you been posting my comments?

    11/10/2009 2:52:38 PM
  • Nancy :]

    Hey Mr. Bramwell, have you read any of Edgar Allen Poe's poems? I think they are very confusing. I had trouble understanding them. We are reading "The Raven" in Language Arts. I'm starting to like my school a little bit better, even though i still wish i could be going to C.T.

    11/11/2009 12:07:23 AM
  • MrBramwell

    If you're wondering why a blog entry was not posted you need to review the blog rules.

    Hi Nancy. I'm glad to hear things are improving at school. I have read some Poe. For me, some of his work is accessible, and some if it is tedious because of his language and writing style. I am a fan of "The Raven".

    11/13/2009 11:48:02 AM
  • Angelica

    Hey, Mr. Bramwell I promise I'll start writing correctly. I would read the book Mr. Bramwell but,I'm reading another book at the moment.I promise I'll read it when I finish the one I'm reading.

    11/15/2009 6:00:31 PM
  • Eric

    Hey John why are you going to return to C.T. as a regular student instead of a Magnet student?

    11/21/2009 8:07:14 PM
  • Crispy Fish (John)

    return as a Magnet student (you weren't expecting that, Mr. Bramwell, eh? Ha ha! I'm kidding!) and she said yes. Now I need my dad's permission of if not...well I won't be happy. Well that's all! Not much right now.

    11/25/2009 9:29:57 PM
  • Michael

    So inflation is like gas. If there's a lot of it, then it's worth less, like the money now. But if there's a small amount of money, it's worth more like gas.

    12/6/2009 12:08:05 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Yes, Michael (Grasshopper). You are flirting with the principle of supply and demand. Economists are interested in such things.

    12/6/2009 11:02:38 PM
  • Lorenzo Martinez

    Obama is a lier!!!! He said he plans to take the troops out of the Middle East, but now he's sending 30,000+ soldiers there. What's the point of that? The more troops we send there, the more soldiers will die. He is making the same mistake Bush made!!!

    12/6/2009 11:37:07 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Yo, LM. L-I-A-R. Spelling is a literacy skill.

    12/7/2009 11:53:19 PM
  • Anneus

    For the record Lorenzo, Obama did NOT say he would take troops out of the Middle East. He said he would pull troops out of IRAN. Close Lorenzo, but no pancakes.

    12/14/2009 10:05:14 PM
  • Shivani Mehta

    haha way to go Mr. B!! Obama rocks!

    12/17/2009 8:30:50 PM
  • Shivani Mehta

    Hey Michael, I never knew you were intrested in stuff like that

    12/17/2009 8:32:24 PM
  • angelica

    hey anneus lorenzo is still right

    12/17/2009 9:17:03 PM
  • Michael

    I realized my entries have been very negatives against Obama, and I'm sorry. The thing is when Obama ran for president, I had complete faith in him. Is there any website or email Obama has?

    12/18/2009 11:04:48 PM
  • MrBramwell

    MP. To email the president, go to www.whitehouse.gov, click on the "contact us" button. Make your voice heard.

    12/19/2009 8:02:11 AM
  • Michael

    I did just what you told me Mr. Bramwell. (Don't worry, I WAS NOT rude.)

    12/20/2009 9:30:37 PM
  • Michael

    Mr. Bramwell, my mom's friend has a son with "Cystic Fibrosis." What is that?

    12/22/2009 5:13:25 PM
  • MrBramwell

    MP. CF is an inherited lung disease caused by a faulty gene. The Internet is your friend when pondering such questions. Try the CF Foundation for additional info.

    12/23/2009 8:05:32 PM
  • Crispy Fish (John)

    Hi everydy, It's finally Christmas, but it didn't feel even close the past days for me. So what did you guys get?

    12/25/2009 3:11:20 PM
  • Anneus

    Hey everybody, been a long time since my last post. I've been busy vegitating. Anyway, how was evcerybody's Christmas? Please share. Mine was full of sugar and fattening foods. Got to go vegitate some more.

    12/29/2009 1:39:15 PM
  • Charlene

    Hi, what's up? This is Charlene (just in case you couldn't tell), and I wanted to ask why you don't like Maeve. (That's aimed at Michael.) A certain SOMEONE says she didn't call you chopsticks.

    1/8/2010 9:43:54 PM
  • Michael

    Are we allowed to post on the seventh grade blog because I've seen posts from Remy and Angelica.

    1/10/2010 4:57:10 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Eighth graders post here.

    1/11/2010 8:11:42 AM
  • Angelica Alvarez

    Hey, you guys i haven't posted since, what last year. i don't know, but hows it been. Oh i was in Tijauna this weekend and i saw this guy that looked just like you crispy fish. it rained so hard today, talk about severe weather. so Mr. bramwell are you still going wiht us to astrocamp? i was thinking if you do it would be 7th grade camp drama all over again but it is awsome that you could come. Mr Bramwell can you convince mrs magner on letting us pull pranks on the guys. well gotta go be back soon

    1/19/2010 9:05:32 PM
  • MrBramwell

    AA. Capitalize your "I's" next time.

    1/23/2010 8:41:42 PM
  • Angelica

    Mr. Bramwell, since you are a poetry expert I was wondering if you knew about a good poem book I could read. I'd like a book about hate yet about love at the same time, and about obsessions. A book with poems that would make me kind of cry and laugh at the same time. I really need some inspiration for poetry and you’re the closest poetry expert I know. After our 7th grade school year ended I kind of stopped writing poetry. I became more interested in drawing. So far I’ve learned how to draw Minnie, Mickey, Sully, emo people and I’m learning how to draw Spirit from the movie Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron. So Mr. Bramwell what you up to?

    1/29/2010 11:33:29 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi Angelica. Your paragraph is the best you've written- no small i's etc. I'm no expert at poetry, but I do like it. Poetry is the right place to look for themes of love, hate, and obsession. Adult poetry can be hard to read as adults have experiences that you do not yet. I recommend going to the bookstore and checking out the poetry for young adults. Ask the bookstore worker to point you in the right direction. Open the books that you are interested in. Read some of the short poems. I suspect a poet will find you. And with that, a poem from yours truly titled:

    1 2 thee for

    I once heard a piece of music
    about two songbirds
    found lost
    lost searching
    aft thee other

    1/30/2010 8:50:35 PM
  • Angelica

    Mr. Bramwell about my above paragraph I did spell check and I don’t get what the poem you wrote means. Does it have to do with numbers? Mr. Bramwell from now on I’m going to write/type some of my favorite poems after every blog entry and with that a poem written by me and Johanna:

    So many years of being friends
    Who knew it’d all come to an end
    The moments we cherished that laughs that we shared
    Became lost into always and forever
    When that girl you called "love" came to stay.

    1/31/2010 9:17:39 PM
  • Anneus

    Mr. Bramwell, I looked up aft, which cleared up the poems meaning. The 2 birds (I'm pretty sure that symbolizes something) are looking for each other, when one bird is behind the other. Not sure about the 1, 2 thee, for though...

    2/9/2010 9:29:35 PM
  • Michael

    Mr. Bramwell, John Phan is NOT my brother. I have no relations to him whatsoever. Howard, I'm related to, but not to this John character.

    3/7/2010 11:13:02 PM
  • Hey long time no write. Wow I am so nervous about Foothill Highschool.

    7/3/2010 6:30:58 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Why are you nervous about high school? What do you fear? tb

    7/6/2010 7:21:54 PM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    Weird, I'm so used to writing in the seventh grade blog. I almost wrote a post there. Mr. Bramwell, does Mrs. Hastings let you interrupt class for poetry? If so, I will write a ton of poems over the summer and read them when class gets too boring.SmileJust kidding... Kind of. I accomplished to life-long goals this summer. On the same day.
    1. I got a purpl/blue cowboy hat from a cowboy state.
    2. I got my picture taken in front of the "Welcome to Montana" sign.

    My whole family and I are having a great summer, and enjoying watching all of the seasons of Lost. How is your summer going so far? Any places you've visited?


    7/17/2010 1:14:49 AM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    Oh, and also, I believe I am the first seventh grader from 2009/2010 to post a comment in the Blog for Student's Past.

    7/17/2010 1:16:55 AM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi HL. Nice to hear from you and about your summer. I took a trip around the Grand Canyon-west, south, and north rims. The north rim is most spectacular. While there, I hiked some and rode a mule. I too have been getting my cowboy on.

    7/17/2010 12:56:33 PM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    Hey, we went to the Grand Canyon also. What an eye-opening experience! We also went on a huge roadtrip to Montana, Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, and Idaho. In the cabin we stayed in in Idaho, in a time span of twenty minutes, we went through Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. It was crazy! The only downside to this trip was that we were eaten alive by bugs.


    7/17/2010 1:42:00 PM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    Only three more goals I would like to achieve this summer.
    1. Learn all the dance moves to Thirller
    2. Learn some French (I'm working on that as I am typing this)
    3. Learn all the dance moves with Carly to the song "My Little Buttercup" from The Three Amigos (I can't underline or Italicize that Mr. Bramwell. Sorry)
    Busy, busy, busy.

    Hope everyone else is having a great summer!

    7/18/2010 11:20:57 PM
  • Collin (pinky) Henderson

    Hey hey hey. I can't wait for summer to be over. The only truly fun thing I've done yet was a week long trip to Yellowstone National Park. i see ur the only one thats posted so far Hannah other than you Mr. B but I guess second isn't too bad.

    7/20/2010 3:36:54 PM
  • Collin (pinky) Henderson

    Oh and yes. My nickname at CT is "Pinky."

    7/20/2010 3:37:48 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Pinky- you were graced your message... No text messaging spelling if you want to be published.

    7/20/2010 9:53:32 PM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    Collin, Collin, Collin, we all know it's summer, but you really do need to work on your spelling and grammer skills. Tsk tsk.
    Mr. Bramwell, I wonder why no other former students are writing in. There were so many posts last year, and I read the Past Student's blog to here interesting viewpoints on topics. This summer, however, I must admit, I'm a bit disappointed.

    This is a bit random, but this has been on my mind for a while. What do you think about the oil spill? Personally, it makes me sick to my stomach. Not trying to get all "tree-hugger", but I honestly feel bad for the wildlife that has been affected by this. On the news, or in some magazine, I can't remember, It was being talked about that some oil covered birds were being burned to death when it got hot. Why wasn't the response sooner? How long does it take to put a cap over it? I wish we were provided some straight answers for once.

    7/20/2010 10:39:44 PM
  • Michael Phan

    Mr. Bramwell, when I was in seventh grade, you one told the class about a book, that was written through the eyes of a mentally disabled person, and you said we would understand it better if we read it backward. What was the name of that book? I've been thinking of getting it, or getting American Psycho.

    7/22/2010 4:37:59 PM
  • MrBramwell

    AA, -too much drama. MP. The book is called "The Sound and the Fury." Wait a few years to read it.

    7/25/2010 12:15:15 AM
  • Michael

    Why a few years? Does the book have a lot of bad stuff in it? Because I already finished American Psycho, I don't think anything can worse than that.

    7/25/2010 10:05:49 PM
  • MrBramwell

    MP, the book isn't easy to understand and mature content can taken on new meaning with age/maturity.

    7/27/2010 6:00:01 PM
  • Angelica

    So Mr. Bramwell I can be very dramatic. Hey should I join Drama at Foothill or Culinary Arts or maybe Fashion or Photography or Drawing and Painting... Awww now i can't choose.

    HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!

    7/29/2010 1:43:11 PM
  • MrBramwell

    AA, each discipline aforementioned may lend itself to dramatic flare, but flair will require careful study. Did you ever find that book of poetry you were searching for?

    7/29/2010 11:39:49 PM
  • Ralph Tran

    How's everyone's summer?

    7/30/2010 2:23:03 AM
  • Ralph Tran

    Oh, and I am the third 7th grade magnet student to post.

    7/30/2010 2:31:25 AM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    Ralphie! We definitely need to get the word out about the blog.
    Mr. Bramwell, do you know of any book series' that I might be able to read? I've already cleared the house of all unread books and I want to get hooked on a series, not just a book. I would prefer if the books were longer, maybe 400-900 pages, but I don't want to get to picky. And to anyone else who knows a good series, any suggestions are gladly welcomed. Thank You!

    -Hannah Claire

    7/30/2010 12:03:39 PM
  • Hannah Rose Harris

    Hello Mr.B! How are you? How is your summer so far? I miss you. you were so much fun, and I loved your class. Honestly, last year has been my best so far. Your class was the best. i think I liked you so much because you and my dad are so much alike. My dad loved the field trips; and thanks for letting him go to so many. I am not moving any more. The people who tried to qualify for our house didn't, and they wanted to rent the place. If they didn't pay, my parents would have to, so they said no...just in case they didn't pay. Anyway, I hope you are having a wonderful summer rock climbing, or rescuing murderous cats off the streets. Can't wait to see you next year.
    Your past student,

    7/30/2010 6:04:34 PM
  • MrBramwell

    HL, Allison Greenberg would be a good source for book recommendations. Do you know her? Find her. (She is going to be a 9th grader).
    HH, Hi. I'm glad you'll be around next year.

    7/30/2010 10:33:44 PM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    Thanks Mr. Bramwell, yes I do know Allison. I'll try to track her down.

    7/31/2010 1:28:47 AM
  • MrBramwell

    AA, Sorry to hear about rough times at home. Many errors in your last writing. Don't forget to proofread.

    8/1/2010 12:32:43 AM
  • Collin (pinky) Henderson

    Hey everyone! What I just noticed about this blog Mr. Bramwell is that the times that you post comments are about an hour faster than all of the clocks in my house. For example, my clock reads that it's 11:28 PM right now and yet your previous post is at 12:32 AM tomorrow. Wow that is confusing! Oh and it's good to see that you've posted Ralph.

    8/1/2010 1:31:38 AM
  • Collin (pinky) Henderson

    Oh sorry HH. I didn't see that you had posted. Good to see that you've posted too.

    8/1/2010 1:33:27 AM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi CH. The posting mechanism for the blog isn't as you suspect, but I like the way you're looking for patterns; it's the sign of a keen mind.

    8/1/2010 11:03:14 AM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    I thought the time was the actual time it was posted. Mr. Bramwell, do you listen to music a lot? If so, what do you listen to?

    'Time takes us all, so why am I not just living for today?'

    8/1/2010 11:25:00 AM
  • MrBramwell

    HL, I do listen to music but not as much as when I was young. I did see my favorite band a week ago. That was something.

    I'm headed out on a motorcycle trip. It may take me a bit longer to get to your posts.

    Take advantage of your last month of vacation.

    8/2/2010 12:12:10 AM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    Have fun! And I will. Who did you go and see? I would love to go to a REAL concert sometime. The closest I've been was seeing Celine Dion. That was cool, but it would be awesome to see bands that I like.

    8/2/2010 12:46:21 AM
  • Katie Kirk

    Hey BramBram!

    Did all of the old posts from the first year of this get deleted? I can't seem to find them and was hoping to go through the past to see what was on my mind at the time.

    8/2/2010 4:41:16 PM
  • Ralph Tran

    Has anyone started annotating yet?

    8/2/2010 6:58:03 PM
  • Collin (pinky) Henderson

    Hey Mr. Bramwell, you might want to update some things on this site like the calendar and the homework sections. After all, school starts in less than a month. Plus, I just noticed that all but one of my comments start with "hey."

    8/2/2010 11:35:29 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi KK. Many entries were deleted.
    CH. You said it; there is still nearly a month of vacation.

    I just took in the Steinbeck Museum in Salinas. It was well done. If you haven't read any Steinbeck, begin with "The Pearl."

    8/4/2010 3:21:16 PM
  • Ralph Tran

    Mr. Bramwell, did you mean "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck? If you did, I've already read it.

    8/4/2010 5:54:35 PM
  • Collin (pinky) Henderson

    Yes. I have started annotating.

    8/4/2010 11:22:34 PM
  • Jackie Cabrera

    Hey, Mr. Bramwell! How are you?

    8/23/2010 1:35:47 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi JC. I'm readying myself for another school year. Where did the summer speed off to? What are you looking forward to?

    8/23/2010 10:15:42 PM
  • Collin (pinky) Henderson

    Well, today was a great first day in eighth grade. How was your first day of the 2010-2011 school year Mr. Bramwell?

    9/1/2010 9:02:19 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi CH. Glad to hear it. My day was good too.

    9/2/2010 11:37:35 PM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    Wow. Eighth grade is so...not scary I guess. It's way different than how it was pictured in my mind. The teachers don't try to eat us! It's great! Haha, just kidding. But really, I love Mrs. Chung! She seems like the best teacher in the universe. And Ms. Hastings is really cool. Way different than what I heard from past eighth graders. Do you like your classes Mr. Bramwell? Are they better and more awesome than we were? Don't answer that last one, a yes is not accepted for that question. ;P

    9/4/2010 1:07:24 PM
  • Kelsi Wunder

    FINALLY!!! Today is the first Sunday of the school year, but i haven't finished my Hastings homework. Mr.B, Ms. Hastings said that she is funnier than you, but I have yet to experience her humor. How was your summer?

    9/5/2010 7:14:05 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi G's. I'm glad the genesis to your new school year has gone well. My classes are delightful, as were all of you. My summer fun; I took two trips to the north rim of the Grand Canyon. On the second trip I sat in the car and waited for a herd of buffalo to cross the road.

    9/6/2010 12:40:29 PM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    That's what we had to do in Yellowstone Mr. Bramwell. The buffalo took up the whole road and we had to go to the other side of Yellowstone to another entrance to get in.

    Have you ever seen Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog? It was made during the writer's strike a few years ago. Neil Patrick Harris is in it, along with Nathan Fillion. It was made online and now it's my favorite movie. It's only forty minutes long, but it has a great story line. If you haven't seen it, you should. If you have, then I salute you. :P

    9/6/2010 1:57:25 PM
  • Ritwik Trehan

    Wow. I never thought the day would come where I would think how 7th grade is gone, and I would be able to do nothing but reminisce. Writing this, I get teary-eyed. I left several memories in the sanctuary which we all know as G-2. Thanks Mr. Bramwell, for the great year in 7th grade.
    Enough with the nostalgia. It is a new year, and we must move along, otherwise our pasts will consume us, and we will be lost.
    I just came back from San Diego. I am dirty, tired, and have the most painful migraine I have ever experienced, but I thought it was important to ask, does someone want to play chess with me?

    9/6/2010 10:53:34 PM
  • Ritwik Trehan

    Hey guys,
    I am trying to compile a list of things I want to do before I die, a bucket list, per se. I thought to myself, "What about other people's thoughts, dreams, and ambitions?", and so I ask my peers who use this blog, what do you want to do before you die?

    The one and only kind of my species left,
    Ritwik Trehan.
    Philosopher and Hopeless Romantic.

    9/6/2010 11:04:15 PM
  • Liz Melendez

    Wow, I am so excited that I found this blog. Well my name is Lizzbeth Melendez. I am a Junior at Tustin High School. Mr Bramwell was my teacher in 06-07 if I'm not mistaken. I hope I'm still atleast a vague memory. Well just wanted to say hi and see how everything was going. I remember "playing footsies" if I accidentally kicked Mr Bramwell while in the front seat, and getting my first ipod taken away because I let someone borrow it and they used it in class (mistake never made again). Well once again, hi.

    I love reminiscing,

    9/10/2010 2:24:38 AM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi LM. Are you still studying hard?

    9/10/2010 10:23:29 PM
  • Liz Melendez

    Yes, of course. I am currently taking four AP classes which include English, Calculus AB, US History, and Comparative Government. I am also part of MUN and the Decathlon team. So I have been keeping myself pretty busy.

    9/10/2010 10:56:50 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Wow LM! You really have challenged yourself. I hear from X-Magnets each year and many of you are doing so well. I couldn't be more proud of you. I hope others read about your success and are inspired.

    9/11/2010 12:03:37 AM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier


    I don't really have a set "Bucket List", but there are a few things that would be cool to try. Sky diving, surfing with my sis, and other assorted random experiences. For me, I just want to live life. In the words of Pastor Rick Warren, "Plan for tomorrow, but live for today." That, my friends, is my new motto. Hope life is treating you all well.

    Hannah Claire

    9/19/2010 12:25:32 PM
  • Carly Lindmeier

    Hi Mr. Bramwell!
    Hannah told me about your blog, so I figured I may as well update you on how I'm doing.

    My health is very good right now. I'm keeping my lungs pretty healthy. The last PFT (Pulmonary Function Test) that I took last August said my lung function was in the 90%'s. (That's 90% of function compared to other 15 year old girls without cystic fibrosis). I strongly believe this is because of all the surfing I am doing!

    Surfing is amazing. Actually, it's beyond amazing. I love it so much. It's both physical AND mental therapy for me, not to mention, super fun. It's an escape from my busy, health-oriented life. It's very rewarding.

    Another thing that I've started doing is blogging about my life, particularly CF. I'd love if you could check it out: http://carlymichellelove.blogspot.com

    Besides CF, school is going very well. I got an english teacher who LOVES homework, so I don't have a ton of free time during the week anymore. :)

    Anyways, I hope you're doing well!
    Wow, I just noticed I posted under my sister...

    I'll try to post on here whenever I can!

    Carly Lindmeier

    9/19/2010 11:28:01 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Carly, Your last PFT is excellent. I'm so glad the surfing is helping, and I'm thrilled that you are learning the Zen of the sport. Your blog is a good idea; I'm going to check it out, and I hope others do too. Keep studying hard and don't forget to invite me to any cool parties. Hope to see you before long.

    9/20/2010 1:33:21 PM
  • Emily "Mormy" Phillips

    Hey! What's up? I haven't posted yet. I knew the blog was here the whole time and every time I was on the computer I thought to myself, "You know what, self?" And then i was all like "Yeah, I know exactly what." And then I thought, "yeah fine, you think you're so special, fine. What was I gonna say then?" And then i said "you were going to say that you really should post something on Mr. Bramwell's blog" And then I got all mad at myself and I screamed "SMART ALEK! NO ONE LIKES YOU!" and then i realized that i was talking to myself. This is what your class did to me, Mr. Bramwell.

    Just kidding! Don't pick on the little kids! I can't believe I used to be one of them...

    9/20/2010 8:35:26 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Yo Mor-My. We still like you.

    9/20/2010 11:55:55 PM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    Actually Emily, that was probably me you were screaming at.

    Mr. Bramwell, I'm so happy you posted Carly's comment. She kicked me out of our room (And if I may point out, it was MY room in the first place) and refused to let me read what she was writing. I cannot believe what an amazing writer Carly is. I wish I had a personality as strong as hers. But of course, I got the good-looking genes. Haha, just kidding. As you can see, I didn't get her humbleness. Hey, just curious, have you ever read the book Crank? It's about drugs, but, like Go Ask Alice, it's written amazingly. It's by Ellen Hopkins and the story is based off of what happened to her daughter. Very sad stuff, but very eye-opening. Hope your having fun with those tiny little seventh graders.


    9/23/2010 6:41:09 PM
  • Angelica Alvarez

    Mr. Bramwell,
    Quick question. What is the dream act?

    9/27/2010 9:18:45 PM
  • MrBramwell

    AA, Have I taught you nothing? The Dream Act is bill, not yet a law, providing opportunity for immigrants to earn permanent residency in the U.S. after serving time in the military or earning college degrees. It's widely written about on the Internet. Do some research!

    9/28/2010 8:51:19 AM
  • Sebastian (Sebby) Hernandez

    Hey Mr. Bramwell!
    I know school began and summer is over, but all I want to say to you is...(drumroll)

    9/30/2010 10:07:11 PM
  • Sebastian (Sebby) Hernandez

    Mr. Bramwell,
    I just remembered to ask you why we didn't learn much about Medieval Europe last year? I was so eager to learn about it.

    9/30/2010 10:25:14 PM
  • MrBramwell

    I planned to teach Medieval Europe before we went on a field trip to Medieval Times, but the trip was disallowed for budgetary reasons. Europe is the site of so much great history. We just ran out of time.

    9/30/2010 11:35:22 PM
  • Collin (pinky) Henderson

    Wow. That "budgetary reasons" stuff sounds alot like what I read in my literature circle book yesterday. It's called "Nothing But the Truth." I'm not much of a reader but that book is pretty good.

    10/1/2010 6:23:20 PM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    Have any of you seen on the news the parents that came together and raised so much money for their children's schools that the school didn't have to lay off any techers? I thought that was pretty intersting.

    I love my literature circle book also. we're reading Go Ask Alice and I absolutely love it.

    Mr. Bramwell, Ms. Hastings class is so different from yours! It's really amazing how one year you could get so used to the way someone teches that when you switch classes, you realize that not all techers teach the same. It's cool, but kind of difficult. At least we still have Magnet to watch each other's backs. :P

    Have fun with your new classes!

    -Hannah Claire

    10/2/2010 7:05:14 PM
  • MrBramwell

    HL, Teachers make use of different techniques to ensure the students are getting what they need. I'm pround to send all of you to Mrs. Hasings class with fundamentals and study skills mastered. She will take advantage of your academic and emotioanl maturity to challenge you in new ways. Your high school teachers will challenge you further. Love your education! It will always serve you well.

    10/3/2010 3:45:32 PM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    Thanks for the advice Mr. Bramwell. I'll remember that next time I feel like I hate school. ;P

    10/3/2010 7:29:48 PM
  • Ritwik Trehan

    Well, if we are still talking about literature circles, then I am reading the book Sold. I thought it was about some African American slave dramas, but as it turns out that it is about child prostitution. I don't exactly like it. I wanted to read Fahrenheit 451.

    I was out sick today, and I missed the rain, though I am still in no shape to even walk around without getting a headache. Sickness does give a person time to think though. So here is a question I thought about for quite a bit: Are there daredevil monkeys, and if so, what do they do?

    10/6/2010 7:44:48 PM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    I don't think there are, but there is a Tai-Kwon-Do monkey...
    Ah, the power of internet.

    10/7/2010 9:43:58 PM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    Ahhh. I do not believe that there is anything better in this world than sitting on the couch in this rainy day weather, eaing warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookies, watching some lame sci-fi show with my family. If anyone cares to disagree, please, say so. If this is what Heaven is like, then I think I'm going to love eternity.

    Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    ps. I think the summer away from school just now hit me hard. I spelled the word "of" wrong twice in about a half hour. Oh dear.

    10/16/2010 3:56:38 PM
  • Ritwik Trehan

    I noticed that I have only asked people questions-by the way, Mr Bramwell, you haven't answered a single one- so I have decided to answer any question that anyone reading this comment might have. Of course, I can only give my opinion, unless it is a question about something factual, e.g. math proofs or the laws of physics. So go one people of the blog, ask away!

    10/16/2010 6:36:34 PM
  • MrBramwell

    RT. Your peers may be considering their answers; others may be paying no attention at all; still others may be seeking worthy questions worth answering. It is difficult to comprehend the blog mind.

    10/16/2010 9:39:27 PM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    I think that most people don't even read anyone elses posts. All they care about is what they are going to write. Like Mrs. Hastings says, eigth graders are very egotistic. Here's a couple of questions for you.

    1. What is the sound of one hand clapping?
    2. If a tree falls and there is no one to hear it, does it still make a sound?
    3. Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
    4. Why did the chicken cross the road?
    5. What is your idea of Heaven?
    Have fun with those.
    Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    ps. About my last comment, I did actually find something better than that; sitting on the couch cracking up as my five year old brother walks around playing with legos and singing "Dynamite" and "Hey, Soul Sister". The best part is, he's a really good singer.

    10/16/2010 9:47:29 PM
  • Collin Henderson

    I noticed that too Hannah. But I figured "why spoil it?" I decided to let you guys figure it out.

    10/17/2010 8:08:22 PM
  • Ritwik Trehan

    Well Hannah, I guess I will split this into two separate parts, a philosophical and a scientific side.

    One hand clapping can't happen because of the fact that clapping is the term describing the hitting of a hand with another object, in which case you may consider air that object, making a very slight noise.
    "The sound of one hand clapping the same as the sound a tree makes when no one is listening," the handsome boy stated, smiling smugly to himself.

    If a tree falls, it makes vibrations in the air, which is sound.

    The chicken came first, it was proven recently because there is a chemical in the chicken which allows the egg to mature, otherwise, the egg will be simply an egg.
    The chicken should have come first in my opinion because if the egg came first, then there would be nothing to protect the egg. Also, why not ask, rather than the chicken and the egg spiel, the reptilian animal or the egg?

    The chicken crossed the road out of fear by a stray cat, only to the dismay of thee, for the poor chicken was driven over. Had it looked both ways, there is a possibility it could have survived.
    In all serious, the chicken did not cross the road, because as you were not looking, the government took the sheep, because the sheep knew the classified government secrets, such as the fact that 9/11 was a government planned event.

    Heaven as a place in the cloud of happiness and joy is my Hell, because I do not want perfection. This life, filled with the people, frustrations, problems, mysteries, it is my Heaven. If there is no sadness, then how can happiness be happiness.

    You may also remember that Mr. Bramwell, our wonderful seventh grade teacher said that middle school students themselves are very egotistical. He drew a diagram with an "I" in a circle, the circle being our world. After witnessing the horrid acts of these creatures, I have come to agree with Mr. Bramwell.

    I would like to add to this post, I am going through a series of epiphanies. One of these revelations is that power controls everything.
    Another is that fact that the morals of mostly everyone on this planet have become, no, always been, nonexistent. Anyone care to add anything?

    And while I am at it, Collin, slick.

    10/25/2010 10:32:40 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Now that's a rant, Ritwik; I like it! It seems to me that intelligent people arrive at their own versions of morality. Is morality as idiosyncratic as personality?

    10/25/2010 11:04:46 PM
  • Brandon Caudill

    Hi Mr. Bramwell!
    How are you? I've been meaning to post on the blog, but felt i never had time or I would forget. But luckily, I remembered! Anyways, how's the not-so-new year going so far?

    10/26/2010 12:14:44 AM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    ...I really have no way to respond to that. It wouldn't matter if I had anything to say anyway because I am a women and no one cares what women think. ISN'T THAT RIGHT RITWIK! So to any of the incredibly sexist guys out there, I'll be in the kitchen where I'm "supposed to be". By the way, what kind of sandwich do you want? :P

    10/26/2010 5:37:20 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi BC. Thanks for checking in. I feel behind already. Do you?

    10/26/2010 7:57:43 PM
  • Ritwik Trehan

    Well Mr. Bramwell, I found my ditto. She is exactly like me, save she is 16 years older and several centuries wiser. She is what made me come to several conclusions, but I have lost some of my drive. I do want to do something political, such as picketing a meeting, or joining into one of the town hall debates. I feel as though if the current government continues to go as it is going, we are headed for another recession, maybe a deeper depression, and just to add a bit of reality, the dollar will die. The dollar dieing will lead to the trade coming and going from America to effect other people (there will be none) meaning that other economies will be a mess. Then the Euro in Greece shall fall, causing the other 14 countries with it to fall, causing Britain to fall. After all this happens, I will look at the world and say, "I really should have picketed that town hall meeting." Maybe the Illuminati will step in.

    Two more things. Catcher in the Rye is amazing. Mr. Bramwell, I am craving some intelligent conversation. So how about it? I would love to be enlightened that much more.

    -Craving mental stimulation,
    Ritwik Trehan

    10/26/2010 8:46:19 PM
  • Ritwik Trehan

    Morality is idiosyncratic, I accept that. HOWEVER, there is a standard of morals at which most people are at or above, which I believe can be accepted as a norm of morality, and that anyone below this norm has lost their morals.

    You may also know this, A study shows that empathy levels in students at the college level have dropped immensely. So this means we can draw another conclusion, being such: The level of morality in the average of society has dropped.

    Perhaps the loss in morals is the reason the American economy is where it is at. Perhaps people taking shortcuts is the reason that America has dropped the wand of IMPERIALISM, and who is there to pick it up, you may ask. America fell and fell hard. Anyone can pick up that baton, but it won't be a long run before everyone goes into WW III over that same baton!

    Answer that, one and all.

    10/26/2010 9:10:41 PM
  • Brandon Caudill

    I feel behind too! I suppose I'm still used to summer. I really need a new sleep schedule. Haha.

    10/27/2010 12:33:50 AM
  • MrBramwell

    AA, Your sis can start on her camp account anytime. Have her work with her teacher. We no longer accept ink cartridges.

    10/29/2010 5:10:48 PM
  • angelica


    11/5/2010 9:50:31 PM
  • Unanimous for fear of ridicule

    Hello people of the blog. Listen, I know that this is for scholarly discusions and all, but I felt I must ask Mr. Bramwell...
    Here's the thing, there's this person I really like, but they like someone else, or else they did a little while ago, I don't want it to seem obvious, but I don't know what to do. I read somewhere on the blog a post about love, but honestly, I don't believe in love at my particular age, so to anyone...Advice?

    11/7/2010 7:31:41 PM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    Well, my advice? Just talk with them. Communication is key to a relationship. Talk wth your friends (Unless you're a guy and its awkward to talk about your feelings.) Wait too, I know it's hard, but if you're around someone and not being all weird, then they gradually begin to trust you more. Trust is also key. Make sure you really like them first, though. Hope it helps...

    11/7/2010 11:34:04 PM
  • from anonymous

    Unanimous for fear of ridicule
    Look, you shouldn't fear falling in love. What you should realize is that an unrequited love could either teach you somethign or it could hurt you alot. maybe you should also realize that maybe your too young to be dramatic over "love". you should just live life as the kid you are and anjoy every second of it. Mr Bramwell do you think i should be a phsycologist. My mom says i should. Many friends say i give amazing advice.
    Mr. B this is from AA.

    11/8/2010 10:01:16 PM
  • MrBramwell

    AA. I do think it good advice.

    11/9/2010 11:41:57 PM
  • Unanymous for fear of ridicule

    Thanks for the advice. I've decided to wait until high school. I'll enjoy my life and my friends and not worry about the ample supply of drama in the world. Who's AA?

    11/10/2010 7:42:20 PM
  • AA

    Thank you!

    11/10/2010 10:02:55 PM
  • AA

    My full name is Angelica Alvarez. I'm a freshman at Foothill Highscshool and if I'm willing to reveal who I am so should you. Don't worry you won't make a ridicule of yourself. If by any chance anyone makes fun of you don't listen to them. Most likely they are bitter teenagers who make fun of others to make themselves feel superior, but thier just proving to everyone the jerks they truely are. Oh, and if you ever need any advice contact me at aac3896@sbcglobal.net, I love to help people in deciferring their problems. So man-up or woman-up and tell me who you truly are and you can always count me in as a friend if you would like.

    11/12/2010 9:20:34 PM
  • MrBramwell

    aa. Keep it positive and no advertisements.

    11/13/2010 10:53:50 AM
  • Angelica Alvarez

    Reaching out to people is something I don't do alot of and the first time I try to I am not given the chance. Mean. Mean. Mean. By the way I wasn't lying. And as I said before AA is me. And Unanymous for fear of ridicule I would like to know who you really are. OH, and Mr. Bramwell how can I tell if a sentence is intranstive or transitive. I don't really get it.

    11/13/2010 12:29:22 PM
  • MrBramwell

    AA, You asked about "transitive verbs." Transitive verbs are incomplete without direct objects. Intransitive verbs take no direct object (are not associated with). Look at the two examples:

    -The audience attentively watched the latest production of "The Trojan Women."
    -The cook watched while the new dishwasher surreptitiously picked up the fragments of the broken dish.

    Notice that in the first example the verb watched is transitive. It is tied to what was watched ...the latest production of "The Trojan Women."

    In the second example the verb "watched" is not tied to a direct object. The second part of the sentence is a clause.

    11/13/2010 11:40:44 PM
  • Ritwik Trehan

    Hannah, I disagree with you. It isn't awkward to talk about your feelings. Our so called "friends" leave us alone, to fight our own battles, when all we really need is someone to help us. Whoever you may be, they who are afraid of ridicule, forget about trying to go out with someone. It isn't going to go anywhere, and regardless of how long the relationship may continue, someone will be hurt. It would be different if both members were more mature, but we are kids. Naive, foolish, inexperienced kids, and that is all we can be. Cherish every moment you have, as if it will be your last, and hope for the best. Live for the moment, plan for tomorrow, and regret nothing.

    11/14/2010 9:10:40 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Ah, grasshopper R, be slow to disagree with others. You can share your thoughts and not be right, hence others may share theirs and not be wrong.

    11/14/2010 10:37:21 PM
  • kiwi roxs your soxs off!!!:P

    I feel stressed and sour because of the soccer game and homework. (C.T lost vs. pioneer, but C.T won in my heart!!!!) I♥C.T

    11/15/2010 9:09:32 PM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    Well Ritwik, it is what it is.

    Mr. Bramwell, why are the young ones always grasshoppers? Why not lady bugs or butterflies. It's so random.

    11/15/2010 9:19:58 PM
  • Ritwik Trehan

    My teacher, must I sit idle when I wish to speak my mind or simply instill an idea of the heads of others to think about? Perhaps I can interject, yet I can be passive.

    11/15/2010 10:14:42 PM
  • MrBramwell

    RT, Au contraire. Opine away; the forum serves you well, as it does others.

    11/15/2010 10:34:07 PM
  • Ritwik Trehan

    To start a topic of discussion, I would like to quote Charles Halloway, a character of the thriller by Ray Bradbury. "Sometimes the man who looks happiest in town, with the biggest smile, is the one carrying the biggest load of sin. There are smiles and smiles; learn to tell the dark variety from the light." He went on to talk about the way that the saddest of people may be those most pure of heart. Why is this, do you believe? Is this statement wrong?

    Also, I would like to ask you Mr. Bramwell, what do you do in your spare time, other than surfing?

    11/16/2010 10:38:07 PM
  • MrBramwell

    I think Charles Halloway observant. Some of those sad people, the purest of heart, who act and will from love, who escape the world of becoming and live in the world of being, may, subjected to the throws of man's narcissism, which is constant, be more sensitive to broken heartedness, the result of caring less for egoistic defenses- a seemingly sad state.

    Yet, and fortunately, the loving know that love demands acceptance and trust, and, so, love again despite knowing that they are at risk of repeating the cycle, which may be self-destructive or self-actualizing. I do not know.

    Sometimes, RT, in my spare time, I ponder questions and answers.

    11/17/2010 12:42:46 AM
  • Ritwik Trehan

    Though this is a relatively shallow interpretation, I believe it is because the pure of heart are attempting to be absolutely pure, whereas sinners do not care as much when they commit a sin. The pure are effected by the smallest mistake because of how they wish to be just that, pure. So, when they miss perfection, this makes them seem sad.

    11/17/2010 7:31:19 PM
  • Hannah Claire

    I agree and disagree with the quote. Happy people aren't necessarily the ones with "the biggest load of sin", sometimes it means they are actually happy. Other times they are just 'happy' so as not to get the attention of others, seeking answers to any person who looks even the slightest bit unhappy. Happy people are usually the ones, however, who are happy because what's going on at home, or with friends, or with their dead fish, is so upseting, that going to school and running the mile makes them genuinely happy. From my own experience, faking happiness is an escape from what is really going on in your life.

    11/17/2010 8:45:13 PM
  • Hannah Claire

    Mr Bramwell, I just finished Sense and Sensibility, and I was very happy when I figured out the title. Sense,being common sense, defines the eldest sister, Elinor, who, in a few words, is calm, cool, and collected. Sensibility, deep feeling and highly emotional, describes the younger sister, Marianne, who is spontaneous, dramatic, and a hopeless romantic. Through the whole story, their personalities both compliment and contradict each other. That realization made my whole day a little better. Reality set back in when I was told that, although I missed the deadline by a mere four seconds, I would have to re-run the mile tomorrow.

    11/18/2010 9:12:03 PM
  • MrBramwell

    HC, Did you identify more with one sister than the other?

    I hear the weather will be nice for running tomorrow.

    11/18/2010 9:28:33 PM
  • Hannah Claire

    Yes, Marianne, definitely. I felt a very strong connection with almost everything she said and did.
    Thanks for the weather forecast. :<

    11/18/2010 10:18:42 PM
  • AA

    Thank You Mr. Bramwell I get it now.

    11/18/2010 11:05:29 PM
  • Vincent Baker

    Woah, I haven't visited here in A LONG TIME!!! Hi Mr. Bramwell! High school is so far a pain and a drag. But, my grades are decent, and I'm still getting used to the whole high school scene. It's nice visiting here again, and good luck to any current 7th graders in Mr. B's class!

    11/19/2010 7:05:08 PM
  • A.Ha

    Oh gosh, it has been such a long time since I last wrote on this blog! I've been so busy with school. By the way Mr. Bramwell, being a freshman sucks! It was not what I had expected it to be. It is much more difficult than middle school. In September, I had the worst of grades. Thankfully, I raised my grades up before the quarter ended. Well, I hope to visit CT soon!

    11/19/2010 7:34:02 PM
  • Hannah Claire

    Wow. I didn't have to run the mile today because of the line that sometimes forms in front of Mr. Dunmeyer after the mile, so he let everyone who came really closenot have to redo it. SOCCER INSTEAD! Despite the glorious glorious rain, life is starting to look a whole lot brighter. I have a few questions to start up conversations.
    Does anyone have any big plans for Thanksgiving?
    (I know this is kinda steriotypical, but...) What are you thankful for? And I'm not talking about family and friends for obvious reasons. I mean what and why, honestly, think about it. You too Mr. Bramwell. :P
    I'll start.
    I'm thankful for Christianity and Jesus Christ. If it weren't for my religion, I would be a train wreck. I would have so much built up drama and stress and sin in my life, that I would not be able to sleep at night. Honestly.
    Happy Almost Thanksgiving!!!

    11/19/2010 9:09:13 PM
  • MrBramwell

    VB and AHa, It is nice to hear from you both. I'm sorry about the rough start to high school. You're both talented students. I imagine the classes that you're taking are difficult. High school is a big change, and change is rough on most. I recommend embracing the change however; it tends to be growth producing. Do stay in touch. Good day.

    11/20/2010 3:05:29 PM
  • Hannah Claire

    I just watched the best movie ever. The only movie I have ever seen that is based off of a book that actually almost matches the book's spectacularity. Sense and Sensibility was amazing. The book and the movie. I actually started crying (again) while watching the movie. Which rarely happens. It was incredible. To anyone out there with absolutely nothing to do over break, read the book, watch the movie. I can almost guarantee, you will not regret it.
    Have fun.

    11/20/2010 11:24:20 PM
  • Hannah Claire

    How was everyone's Thanksgivings? Anything awesome happen?

    11/26/2010 1:44:33 PM
  • Angelica Alvarez

    I'm so happy, I'm so happy,I'm so happy. I finally got my own room after fourteen years of sharing a room I'm finally on my own i feel so excited yet scared becuase I've never slept in my room by myself and I read the book "The House On Mango Street. It was awsome. My Thanksgiving was awsome I had five servings of mashed potato and pretty much that's all I ate because I don't like stuffing, turkey, or the other wierd looking thing my aunt made but I love mashed potatos. Hey Mr. Bramwell why is it that every time I'm writing a blog post I'm so excited and later when I read it, it sounds so lame. Well happy Thanksgiving break.

    11/28/2010 6:39:08 PM
  • Hannah Claire

    Sympathy- someone being able to see what someone else is going through, and feel sorry for them.
    Empathy- being able to feel and relate to what others are going through.

    Ritwik. You. Hurt. My. Head.
    I can't think straight and I had to read, reread, rereread, rerereread,rerererereread and even rerererereread what you wrote. You lost me at "That". Please clarify, and quit being such a Charles Gordon!

    12/2/2010 5:17:20 PM
  • Ralph Tran

    Hello Ninth graders!Wink

    12/10/2010 7:51:33 PM
  • Collin the unappreciated

    It's a shame that Mrs. Chung had to leave for the rest of the school year.

    As a side note: If you're wondering why I put "...the unappreciated" in my name it's because I have been doing quite a few, how should I say, "good deeds" lately but I'm repaid with horrible things happening to me.
    First, some of my brother's computer works was deleted and I got blamed and grounded.
    ...And second, my computer got immensely infected with viruses and now I can't use it so I have to use my iPod to type this stuff.
    My life really stinks lately. Anyone have any suggestions to make me feel better?

    12/17/2010 12:14:37 AM
  • MrBramwell

    C the U, I appreciate that you can articulate what you're going through.

    12/17/2010 7:52:41 PM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    Aww, Collin you're not underappreciated.
    These things take time. FFirst, you shouldn't be thinking about getting anything in return for the "good deeds" you do. If something good does happen to you, then feel grateful, but good things happen o good people.
    Second, If you give it some time, good things will happen to you.
    Third, I have a suggestion to make you feel better.
    Make yourself some hot chocolate, Add something good and drink it while eating ice cream wrapped up in a blanket either watching the rain or watching a classic musical. Or something guyish. Haha, sorry, my suggestions are kind of girly. Good luck, and you're not underappreciated.

    12/17/2010 8:40:23 PM
  • Angelica

    What does the phrase "friends will eventually outgrow" mean. I don't understand it.

    12/17/2010 9:51:55 PM
  • Brito/Bramwell

    Magnet students: Check this out-

    Hi, My name is Alemar Brito, and I am a senior at Sage Hill School. I want to know the best time or the best method to arrange a visit in order to talk some of my past teachers. I came from Columbus Tustin Middle School's Magnet Program, and I wanted to let my teachers know that they were very influential and made me a stronger person. I have recently been admitted to Princeton University on a full ride scholarship and want to inform my teachers that because of them, I was inspired and motivated to work hard. Hopefully they will still remember me, and I just want to encourage them to keep on teaching. Thanks for your time and also for your contributions to the school.

    12/18/2010 3:39:35 PM
  • Hannah Claire

    That's really awesome!
    Ahh, Christmas shopping. It really is the most wonderful time of the year. Especially in the pouring rain. I refused (and will continue to refuse) using an umbrella all day, I got so wett it was amazing! I got all of my Christmas shopping done today, and I went to church. Now I have to wrap it all. Wish me luck!

    12/19/2010 5:23:18 PM
  • angelica

    hey i just wanted to tell you that the most errors on a blog post spot is taken.. i dont like competition

    12/19/2010 9:55:30 PM
  • Hannah Claire

    After wrapping all of the presents, Carly and I decided that it would be a great idea to try to wrap up our cat. (Don't worry, we gave her a hole for her head.) The cat didn't like that and ripped the paper. Then, being the geniuses we are, we decided to wrap up Carly. After wrapping and taping her up, I decided that we should bring her out as a present to my dad, but she couldn't walk because that would make too much noise. I decided to try and make a makeshift staircase so she could get into the clothes hamper, which was on a blanket. I thought that maybe i could pull the blanket onto our wooden floor so we wouldn't scratch it with the hamper. So I put down our beanbag chair, and she got on it will little ripping, then she got on the computer chair, then I helped her down into the hamper with very little ripping. She had the bright idea to have me cover her with a sheet so my dad wouldnt see her, so I did, but she didn't see it coming, so she freaked out and started to fall but, being wrapped in wrapping paper, she couldn't catch herself, so her, the hamper, the wrapping paper, the sheets and the chair came crashing to the ground. We are smart people.

    12/19/2010 10:40:38 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Here's a holiday favorite. Roll 4 small pieces of tape so that it's sticky on all sides. Put one piece of tape on each of your cat's feet and watch the cat walk. Remove the tape soon thereafter-don't be cruel. Cats are good sports.

    12/20/2010 1:24:19 PM
  • Hannah Claire

    That's genius! I'll try that... thanks. How's your holiday going so far Mr. Bramwell?

    12/20/2010 1:56:10 PM
  • Hannah Claire

    My family is just about to head out to our Uncle's property a little bit away from Palm Springs. We just had our first Christmas this morning and tomorrow we get to have Christmas again with my Dad. How's everyone doing over this Christmas break?

    12/24/2010 2:06:09 PM
  • Collin Henderson

    How was everybody's Christmas? Did you enjoy spending time with your family?
    My Christmas was fantastic, spending time with the German side of my family on Christmas Eve and spending Christmas day with the Scottish side of my family.

    12/26/2010 1:15:48 AM
  • Yash Patel

    Hey Mr.Bramwell,
    I just wanted to say hi and thank you for the wonderful 7th grade year. You know how you told us that you play basketball almost every weekend or something like that. I wanna see you play Ahnaf 1v1..... which never happened.

    12/30/2010 1:44:32 PM
  • MrBramwell

    YP, Tell Ahnaf I'm looking for him. :)

    12/31/2010 7:16:43 PM
  • Hannah Claire

    Hey everyone! My birthday was on the 30th! I'm officially 14! And now it is officially 2011. How crazy is that? Are you excited for the new year? Any New Year resolutions you have? Any regrets? Or, like me,you plan to take life as it comes, one day, hour, minute and second at a time?

    Hannah Claire
    "After all, life is too short to be anything but happy."

    1/1/2011 7:32:48 PM
  • MrBramwell

    What about this report coming out of Tucson?

    1/9/2011 8:20:06 PM
  • MrBramwell

    So...What's the word on camp?

    1/12/2011 11:26:19 PM
  • Angelica

    Mr. Bramwell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I swear I'm going to die. That or I'm going to fail!!!! Finals are coming up and I'm not ready. What advice do you give?

    1/13/2011 7:42:20 PM
  • MrBramwell

    AA, I have found that the best way to bind anxiety is to start working on whatever I need to be doing.

    1/14/2011 9:40:51 AM
  • Angelica

    What if I have nothing to be doing?

    1/16/2011 5:20:56 PM
  • Hannah Claire

    Angelica, try and get everything done before hand. If you know you've studied your hardest it helps. Also, on the day of the finals, try not to forget anything you might need for other classes or just for yourself. Knowing that you remembered everything helps to get rid of that nervous feeling in the pit of your stomach.

    1/16/2011 10:14:33 PM
  • MrBramwell

    AA, There is always something to review, etc., before a test. Maybe you should think about your last comment.

    1/17/2011 3:00:06 PM
  • Angelica Alvarez

    I was going through last years yearbook and I remembered so many things. AHHH the good ol' days.

    1/21/2011 11:11:35 PM
  • angelica

    Hola, people of the blog. I'm so happy. Today I found out that I don't have to take a final for Spanish thanks to my A. Excited.

    1/24/2011 10:52:11 PM
  • Hannah Claire

    Mr. B. Thanks so much for going to Astro Camp with us! It was an amazing experience! I wish I could go again, just to enjoy the fresh air and all the stars. Its sad how much we take advantage of in our day to day lives. We're all to busy to enjoy nature and the Earth the way God made it. I wish my whole life could be just like those three days.

    2/5/2011 11:53:24 PM
  • MrBramwell

    HC, Thanks for having me. It's true; often in life we take too little time for what is important. It is interesting to consider the structures/institutions in our lives that make this so e.g., capitalism. You have free will though, and your life will be as you shape it.

    2/6/2011 4:04:46 PM
  • Angelica

    Mr. Bramwell,
    I did so well on my finals i cried.

    2/13/2011 6:57:22 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Way to go double A! I hope you wrote "I" with a capital letter.

    2/13/2011 10:27:12 PM
  • Michael Phan

    Hey Mr. Bramwell. Wow, 211 comments, last time I wrote here there was only 71. I'm not a very big fan of highschool as of now. I'm taking all honors classes, and last semester, I also had an AP class (hardest class ever), but I had to get rid of it since I joined lacrosse. Well, it's nice visiting again, tell everyone I said hi.

    2/24/2011 8:58:58 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Anonymous, first you should know that many do/have felt as do you. Your feelings are normal and present for a reason. Work with them; learn from them. Come see me if you'd like to talk. You know where to find find me.

    3/6/2011 10:33:41 PM
  • Hannah Claire

    76 days. 6 hours. 12 minutes. That's how long I have until I go to Heaven. I will go to heaven on May 28. At 7, oclock. Heaven...also known as. A My Chemical Romance concert. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Yay.

    3/13/2011 2:23:04 PM
  • MrBramwell

    AA. You know me better than that. Someone has misrepresented my words to rattle you. Never assume.

    3/19/2011 12:03:15 AM
  • Ritwik Trehan

    Dear Mr. Bramwell,

    The year is beginning to wind down, and people are all wondering about high schools, losing friends when they go to different ones, thinking about the horrors that lay just around the bend. I was reflecting on my time at Columbus Tustin. I looked at the ups and downs, reminisced about those mistakes I made, those missed opportunities. I try to keep myself from being nostalgic, or more accurately, having regret. I suppose this is less of a question as it is more of a comment, but I feel sad. I think of what could have been said, what could have done. I feel as though I should have made more friends, done things that were more crazy and out there. Maybe I did enough, maybe it is just a midlife crisis at the age of 13. No, I'm 14.

    I'm 14. Well, enough of that. I do my crying in the rain. And I suppose it is raining.

    And so life goes on. Time is such a cruel teacher. It is killing its students, and drawing them into a void of sadness.

    And so life goes on.

    3/29/2011 11:36:07 PM
  • MrBramwell

    RT, Hindsight is 20/20 friend. You are gathering experiences and that is good. Life is a journey; it has only a few points of arrival; hence, the happiest among us find joy in the roadwork. May I recommend reading Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" at this juncture in your life?

    It sounds too like you are mature enough to recognize the importance of some of the relationships that you have nurtured through the years. Saying good-bye is always difficult. Remember to say good-bye though; it is a mistake not to.

    3/30/2011 6:38:19 PM
  • Angelica Alvarez

    RT, I couldn't help myself from reading your comment and everything you feel right now I felt to, but guess what? I started highschool freaked out, scared and sad. Why? Well i lost my best friend but later in time I earned two more and middle school is only the beggining of being crazy or out going. I mean I never thought i would fine people who would do things crazier than me, but they are out there. You just have to go with the flow and wait. Best all ways comes to those who wait. Oh, and a tip be yourself always never be something others want you to be. At points you might feel there is no one else like you but there is. Good luck. Best Wishes. Oh and if everyone boos at the freshman at the first assembly don't feel bad... it's a right of passage.

    3/30/2011 9:04:02 PM
  • Angelica Alvarez

    MR.B, The past few days we watched Schindler's List. I loved the movie. Aside from all the parts I could of lived without. At first I despised Oscar Schindler, but by the end I was in a way proud of what he did. He save many Jews and even though you could tell he was scared of admitting his true feelings he opened up his heart and regretted that he couldn't save more.

    3/30/2011 9:10:46 PM
  • Ritwik Trehan

    I suppose we must simply take the road less taken. I feel very critical of myself, always thinking something could have been done differently, more correctly. It's all relative, I guess. So much uncertainty. So many questions. It makes life what it is, running in circles. Without downs, there are no ups. Thank you for the good read, Mr. Bramwell.

    I chose the road less traveled.
    Now, where the Hell am I?
    - the poster on my sister's wall.

    3/30/2011 9:16:40 PM
  • Ritwik Trehan

    Mr. Bramwell,

    What is your opinion on Schrodinger's cat? Is it dead, alive, or both? Perhaps you have a different answer.

    3/31/2011 8:45:11 PM
  • MrBramwell

    I know it's hard to believe RT, but I'm not quite in the same league as Einstein and others who workied on these thought experiments. Let me review quantam physics before I give you my thoughts.

    4/1/2011 4:59:54 PM
  • Hannah Claire

    some advice from a friend. I mean, i know i'm not really the best advocate for talking about happiness, but don't waste your time regretting. In Emily's words, "For every minute you spend regretting something, that's one minute wasted. Then you regret spending a minute regretting and then doing so, you've lost another minute, and it keeps going in a neverending circle and then yyou just, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!" I spent 11 years of my life regretting mistakes, the first 3 years i was too young to think about it. But look where regret has gotten me. Nearly friendless, with a few close friends, but not nearly as much as I would like, I'm not doing the best in my classes, and I found out that most of the things i used as a support, something to keep me going day-to-day, were all really against me. I'm not feeling sorry for myself, just stating facts. Sometimes life's a jerk. Sometimes school's a jerk. Sometime's friends are jerks. But regret is ALWAYS a jerk. Have fun in high school. I'll miss having someone who i can talk to without regret.

    4/2/2011 12:06:19 AM
  • Angelica

    Mr. Bramwell, I'm Surprised!!!!! You spelled worked wrong. What happened? Were you feeling well at the moment? You never make mistakes on spelling or grammar. Again, What happened?

    4/2/2011 9:28:55 AM
  • Ritwik Trehan

    Ah, Angelica,
    Don't you know? Mr. Bramwell is accommodating for everyone, putting in something for all that are looking, be it answers, questions, or the thought that teachers aren't perfect.

    Mr. Bramwell, I see you are getting serious about this cat. I ,too, must now research the complexities of quantum mechanics.

    4/3/2011 11:04:01 AM
  • AA

    RT, could you speak with a smaller vocabulary? My brain can't process big words.

    4/13/2011 10:21:36 PM
  • edui

    Hey Mr.Bramwell

    4/15/2011 3:56:47 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi Edui. Hey, you're on the wrong blog site. There is one just for 7th graders.

    4/15/2011 5:38:25 PM
  • Ritwik Trehan

    AA, If we a restricted from using our extensive vocabulary, what is the objective when it comes to studying this vocabulary.

    To translate, why learn vocabulary if we can't use it?

    4/17/2011 5:04:04 PM
  • AA

    Well I definately cant use it , things like grammer vocab and reading dont fit in my brain

    4/21/2011 1:03:31 PM
  • Chet

    Wow, I was browsing around, and I stumbled upon this blog site. Mr. Bramwell, you never told us about this! This was highly entertaining to read.

    6/1/2011 2:53:06 AM
  • MrBramwell

    You're only 4-5 years late Chet.

    6/1/2011 9:29:37 AM
  • Chet

    Well, if I'd known, I would have been on here a lot sooner. I feel even older reading through some of these posts. I don't remember us being like that when we were in the 7th or 8th grade. I don't think I would have been able to post some of these things then or now actually.

    6/1/2011 10:09:25 PM
  • DewG

    Bramwell, who knew you had a blog! Anyway, this is pretty cool hopefully more people tag on!... By the way, I posted my comment on the wrong blog last time... oops :P

    I guess I will share what I have gathered: more than anything else, it’s important to stay true to yourself throughout the different chapters of life. People easily forget who they are and what they believe in when they try and “fit into the crowd”. You should have your fun and experience new things, but you should also know your limits and keep yourself in check. Also, hard work will ALWAYS pay off. Everyone has potential, but only a few know what to do with that potential. Don’t settle for average, strive for the best, be your best and do your best. You’ll encounter all sorts of people when traveling this journey called life, they’ll try to mold you and shape you into what they want you to believe is normal. Normal is never fun; it provides us with no variety or uniqueness. Don’t be afraid to be different and stand up for what you believe in. :)

    6/2/2011 12:31:24 AM
  • Chet

    What is normal? To me, there is no such thing as being "normal"; to be normal, is to be myself, which others might consider bizarre or psycho, whatever. But that is my normal. So there's really no such thing as "normal". Honestly, if you just stay true to yourself and be who you are, there will be people who will be charmed by your character and would stick around no matter what, through thick and thin. Those people are the ones who matter. The ones who can't accept you as you are, they aren't important. Not everyone who walks into your life will stay, most will leave. Regard each person as a new lesson for they each teach you something, no matter how big or small, literally or figuratively; you will still take away a piece of them as they will you. Some will be more important and significant than others but all the same they will be a part of you. Life is rough. It really is like a roller-coaster. There are happy times, and just as many sad times. You will make mistakes and you will get hurt all the way up until the very last minute, but those times will provide the best memories and the best lessons. You're supposed to make mistakes in life; you're supposed to get hurt. It gives life some variety and some spice. If everything was always nice and dandy and there was no chaos once in awhile, it would get very boring. Nothing will turn out as you expect, but never regret doing something, because at one point,it was exactly what you wanted. Regret the things that you never did. Never hold back from doing something that you want to do. Always keep in mind that for every action, there will always be some kind of consequence or domino effect if not sooner than later. But never be afraid. Follow your heart, for it will take you where you need to be. <3

    6/2/2011 3:54:27 PM
  • Angelica

    Mr. Bramwell,
    Freshman year is almost over. I don't know if I should be excited or scared. Excited becuase it's one year less of highschool and becuase of summer vacation and scared becuase of sophmore year next year. Everything will be
    so much harder. Between Precal., AP Bio and AP Euro I don't think I will have enough time to breath. Well I guess eventually I will get over it. So Mr. Bramwell are you ready for your students next year? I would be scared if I were you. Just a heads up my little sister will be in your class next year. Oh, and if I am stubborn when it comes to learning she is ten times worse. Her whole life is on fitting in and being cool. School and homework are never on her agenda. She only goes to school to socialize. I just hope that you influence her into working hard for her own benefit. I hope she also learns alot from you like I did. I just hope she doesn't talk about you at home as much as I did. I used to annoy myself at times. Well I hope you have a great summer and know that I will always keep in touch.
    Angelica Alvarez

    6/3/2011 9:47:15 PM
  • Angelica

    I think that being "normal" is very boring. I also find no need to fit in. I love standing out and I love doing things I know noone else would do. My mom says that we are not supposed to fit in with friends, that friends should fit with you. So always be yourself and Chet without fear thier wouldn't be courage. So i would say that life has its ups and downs. Like a religious qoute states God squeezes but never chokes.

    6/3/2011 9:52:44 PM
  • Serena Ly

    I bet I'm the first from the class of 2012 to type on this! Thanks for a great year, Mr. B! Anybody else watching Wimbledon? Anybody waking up at 4 AM? :)

    6/20/2011 1:52:12 PM
  • MrBramwell

    From Chet K.-

    Watching this, made me think of the conversation we had, Mr. Bramwell, about today's society and why kids today seem so disengaged from learning. It's very interesting, what these researchers have to say. I think everyone should watch it and consider how they feel about it. If you haven't done so, I suggest you do, I think you'd find it interesting.


    Thanks Chet. I hope students and parents take a hard look at this.

    6/21/2011 4:48:45 PM
  • JYOU

    Cheese and rice! I'm in eighth grade already. Haha, I was reading some of the comments from the beginning of seventh grade and I was talking about being called Joce, not Jocie. Anyways, how's everyone's summer?! I've already been to Cleveland, New York City (where I saw Justin Bieber), Philadelphia, and Atlantic City (which is where Jersey Shore is filmed).

    My trip to Asia got cancelled because my mom got really sick. This is the second time we tried to plan a trip to Vietnam but it has gotten cancelled. On the brightside, tons of parties and bon fires in July! On July 14th, I'm going to the Harry Potter pre-premiere with some friends. I'm taking surf lessons in mid-July, so I'm super excited! Cool kid Joce the Boss.

    To Mr. Bramwell and anyone else - Have anything planned for summer?


    6/24/2011 10:11:21 PM
  • Sarah Yacoub

    It feels weird writing on this blog. Hahah, anyways, how's everyone's summer coming along? :)

    6/25/2011 12:49:17 PM
  • Faith Ford

    It does feel wierd Sarah! Its awesome! Thought I put in a poem for everyone: Livin the life....Splashin around...havin a blastin summer...creating memories....being eho I want to be...and that's me! -Faith :)

    6/29/2011 3:06:08 PM
  • Angelica

    Just got back from Guadalajara Mexico and I am so tired. Traveled to so many places while in Mexico. Enjoyed the great weather and beautiful scenery. Had a blast at my aunts house even though we had to bury my uncle mid trip and i was surrounded by upset and crying people. Just wanted to let you know about my first trip to Mexico and plane trip Mr Bramwell and to tell you i got an A in English and a 5/4 on my essay portfolio.

    8/1/2011 12:08:17 AM
  • MrBramwell

    Welcome home AA. Your success in English class is something to feel good about!

    8/6/2011 9:11:18 AM
  • Angelica

    Mr. Bramwell
    Cant wait for sophmore year and I hope my sister gets to be in your class.

    8/9/2011 6:48:54 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Double A, love your enthusiasm for school. Love your enthusiasm for your sister's schooling too.

    8/9/2011 11:51:08 PM
  • angelica

    Mr. Bramwell
    I'm so nervous!!!! I have my first marching band performance on the second day of school. I don't think I am ready. I feel like I am going to mess up in the middle of our performance and everyone is going to notice and laugh.

    8/29/2011 12:02:56 AM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi AA. I know that nervous feeling it's tough to manage. I have to say, I'm thrilled to see you taking risk and putting yourself out there. I hope your experience will be a good one and make it a bit easier next time. Whatever happens- don't quit. Good luck!

    8/29/2011 7:31:52 PM
  • Mikaylee

    Pretty pumped about the new school year. But, as Sarah and Faith stated, it is a little strange writing on the alumni blog! :)

    I am excited to see everyone again!


    8/30/2011 5:33:08 PM
  • Hugo Nunez

    Hi its me Hugo. I just wanted to say hi and how was the first day of school today?

    9/1/2011 5:28:55 PM
  • Isabel Perdomo

    Hey Mr. Bramwell :)
    thankyou for teaching me eveything that you tought me in seventh grade,
    i am really going to miss C.T. because i moved... i hope that you teach this year's seventh graders, the same way that you tought me.

    9/5/2011 12:27:08 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi Isabel. We will miss you too. Do me a favor. Tell us where you have moved and correct the errors in your last message so that I can post it (e.g., thank you, capital I, taught).

    9/5/2011 2:19:22 PM
  • Gilanie Bayoneta

    Hi Mr. Bramwell!

    I cant believe it's been about 8 years since I've graduated from CT!

    I graduated from Chapman last Spring with my B.A. in Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation with a specialization in American History and Culture. I am currently working on my Bilingual Teaching Credential and this is actually my last semester. I recently started my Student Teaching at El Sol Academy in Santa Ana and I am absolutely loving it. Once I finish my credential in December I am planning on moving to the Philippines where I will be volunteer teaching.

    Although I was never in your Core classes while I was in the Magnet Program, your dedication to education was evident even in Homeroom. It wasn't just a class where we could hang out and chat until first period; we actually did a lot of work and I got a lot out of it. (The daily vocabulary lessons came in very handy when I went off to boarding school.)

    I just wanted to let you know that you are one of the teachers that inspired me to become a teacher and I appreciate all that you have done for me while I was a student at CT and after.

    I hope you are doing well!

    - Gilanie

    9/7/2011 1:01:47 AM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi Gilanie. Congratulations on all that you have accomplished thus far, and I'm thrilled to hear about your excursion to the Philippines- what an awesome experience! Thank you for remembering my small contribution to your education. I too benefited from having you in my homeroom. Please keep me in the loop; I look forward to hearing about your future endeavors.

    9/7/2011 6:55:58 PM
  • Sarah Yacoub

    Wow! Well, I have survived the first 4 days of 8th grade, and I am hoping to survive the rest. Haha, anyways, this year seems more challenging and tough, something I'm not so pumped for. Wish I could go back to your class Mr. Bramwell!! :(

    9/7/2011 7:09:40 PM
  • MrBramwell

    SY, You are ready for the rigor! Embrace it. Your studies will forever serve you well.

    9/7/2011 7:21:58 PM
  • Serena Ly

    Guess who just won the US Open! Sam.... Stosur!!! I'm overjoyed!!! Aaahhhh!!!!! I can't believe it. 6-2, 6-3? Against Serena Williams? In a grand slam final? Who would have ever expected this? I love you Sam!

    9/11/2011 5:17:43 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Me too Serena.

    9/11/2011 9:58:58 PM
  • Sara Betts

    Hi Mr. Bramwell!
    I can't believe I've started highschool. Even though I was a terrible slacker in seventh grade, that is the past me! I've been looking back and realizing that you were a great teacher! But of course, I was "world's coolest twelve year old," (or at least thought I was), and failed to see that. I just wanted to thank you and tell you to keep up the good work!
    I'm at Tustin High now, in all honors classes, MUN, and two clubs! I also participate in a number of other extracurricular activites. So far it's going great, and I love it. I have goals to be admitted into an Ivy League School, and I know I can do it. I do my homework every night, and am actually a great student. (Can you believe it?!)
    So tell your slacker seventh graders that they're not too cool for school, and to get their acts together for me. (I TA'd for half of them last year, anyway.)
    -Sara Betts. :)

    9/14/2011 6:44:06 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Hi SB. You were cool- probably still are, and yes, I can believe that you are a good student. I love your new found ambition. Keep studying, participating, and dreaming. Going to college anywhere is awesome. If you go to an Ivy League school- more power to you. How about you come and talk to my 7th grade students? They never believe the old man; it would be powerful if you'd come and speak. Give it some thought.

    9/14/2011 8:00:49 PM
  • Sara Betts

    Gladly! I remember sometime in seventh grade when you told me that when you were my age, the last thing you wanted to do was teach. I could have never seen myself teaching at that point in time, either. But now it's on my list of serious career options! It's insane how rapidly things change. And get this - English and History are my two favorite subjects.

    9/14/2011 8:13:26 PM
  • MrBramwell

    SB, Think carefully about what you'd like to say. Look at your calendar. Let me know when you're ready.

    9/14/2011 10:08:29 PM
  • Sara Betts

    Totally awesome visiting today! Distractions keep on getting in the way of me finishing my paper.FrownEvan said, "You have all weekend," but I really don't. I'm going to be gone tomorrow for a Key Club event! I think I'm going to have to skip the movies tonight in order to finish it up. Wish me luck!SmileAlso, as soon as I find out when my next minimum day is, I'll let you know and we can work something out.

    9/16/2011 7:19:46 PM
  • Sarah Yacoub

    I just lost a friend, and I am very sad. She barely started college and was planning out her career to be an accountant. She got in a car accident and lost her life at a young age. Life is not fair!! :'(

    9/21/2011 7:59:24 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Oh, SY, I'm sorry; that is bad news. You are right of course; life is not fair and can indeed seem unfairly short.

    9/21/2011 11:36:08 PM
  • Isabel Perdomo

    Hey Mr. BramwellSmile
    Thank you for teaching me everything that you taught me in seventh grade, I am really going to miss C.T. because I moved to Orange (I am now attending Portola Middle School)... I hope that you teach this year's seventh graders, the same way that you taught me.

    9/25/2011 5:59:17 PM
  • Mr. Bramwell

    Hi IP. Thanks for saying thanks. Make the most out of your new home/school. Keep studying, and keep playing music. Keep us in the communication loop.

    9/25/2011 6:15:47 PM
  • Angelica

    So Happy!!!!!!!
    I got a new mattress. It is bigger than my old one. My feet don't stick out the end anymore. So excited for friday!!!1

    10/10/2011 11:14:53 PM
  • Hannah Claire Lindmeier

    Wow. It's been so long. Hey Mr. B. How's life been? Freshman year. Wow. I'm freshmeat now. It's crazy looking back and reading my old posts. My teachers are so much different than in middle school. Ends up the teachers all don't like everyone...hmmm....well, they all seem to like me well enoughSmileEspecially my science teacher. He reminds me of you sometimes, like for example, he doesn't like to take time out of class to tell stories, but them when he DOES tell stories, they're the BEST. Are you liking your seventh grade class this year? I hope not as much as you liked our classSmileDo you have Lauren Ristrom in your class? I love her. Tell her hi from me :)Don't be too hard on those puny little seventh graders. Pshh. I never was one. Hope life's been treating you well!

    Hannah Claire Lindmeier C.T. class of 2010

    10/13/2011 8:29:40 PM
  • Mr. Bramwell

    Hi HC. I'm glad you checked in; I'm keeping track of you from afar. I wish you would have said freshman instead of freshMEAT. My life is a river H, and I'm a leaf- floating, caught in a whirlpool, sinking, rising, but always moving downstream. My classes are terrific; they always are. I continue to limit my story telling but will unleash a whopper somewhere. I do have LR. She is well. Stay in touch, please.

    10/13/2011 9:26:49 PM
  • Kelsey Wunder

    Hello Mr. B!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ahhhh! It has been sooooo long!!!!! How are you!?

    10/17/2011 11:36:35 PM
  • Mr. Bramwell

    KW, You've been at high school less than two months... Thanks for checking in though. See my previous post to see how I've been. How's high school going?

    10/18/2011 1:34:37 PM
  • angelica

    Mr. Bramwell, I'm sad we were at a band review in riverside and we were the only band that didn't place. felt disappointed. It is not that we play horribly we are just the smallest band to compete. we were first in our class and we went against other bands with 200+ members when we only have 60 members. i feel like it was my fault because i was out of place because sunscreen got into my eyes and i marched with my eyes closed but, everyone says it wasn't. hopefully we place at our next parade in la palma but most likely not. wish me luck Mr. Bramwell and please make my sisters life horrible!!!!

    10/24/2011 12:24:45 AM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    Hey Mr. B-
    What happened to the poetry blog? Eighth grade is pretty fun... I'm learning something everyday. Stay golden.

    P.S Check out the site A Google A Day!

    10/28/2011 11:08:41 PM
  • Hannah Claire

    Hey Mr. Bramwell!
    Friday is a minimum day, and I wanted to know if there were any rules against high schoolers coming onto the CT campus. I thought it would be really cool to visit back and say hi to teachers and maybe even talk to some of those puny little seventh graders (:
    I miss middle school in a lot of ways. Magnet was...amazing, to be honest. It's really weird to not be going to the same school as the people who you had been in all the same classes in for the previous three years. Man, those three years just flew by. Well, enough about the past. Thinking about the future now.
    On that note, I have always been very aware of my inability to start and finish tasks, and how it was very difficult for me to find something I love to do. I have found that. I am hoping to go to Chapman University and major in Video and Film making. I am hopefully getting a green screen sometime in the near future, and I hope to become a movie producer or something of the sort one day.
    You really inspired me as a student and as a person. I thank you so much for that. It may not have seemed like a big deal to you, but when you told us about your hobbies, especially the rock climing type thing, I was so inspired. I realized then and there that I wanted to find something that I love and that I'm good at. So thank you so much.
    Well, this letter with all its pro's and con's has turned into just that. A letter.
    So goodbye for now, Mr. Bramwell.
    Thanks again.
    Hannah Claire

    11/15/2011 6:27:05 PM
  • Mr. Bramwell

    Hi HC. Thanks for keeping in touch, and please continue to do so. You and some of your peers inspire me too as a teacher and person. Thank you for that.

    The video/film idea is an awesome one. I don't know what a green screen is. I'll do my homework.

    As for the school visit, CT does not have minimum day. You'll have to come by after 2:30 PM.

    11/15/2011 7:40:31 PM
  • Hannah Claire

    Mr. B.
    A green screen bascially is used as a background, and using those, you can basically can put the characters into any scene or background :)

    11/15/2011 8:28:22 PM
  • Edward Mar

    Greetings from San Jose State!

    11/28/2011 11:12:51 PM
  • Mr. Bramwell

    Hi EM. Good to hear from you. What's your feeling about Northern California? We are having a Magnet reunion on Jan 7th at CT. I hope to see you there and hear about how things are going for you.

    11/29/2011 9:28:47 AM
  • Dalyn Baxter

    Thank you Mr. Bramwell! I have been searching the internet for about an hour looking for the A.R. link. You are the only one who has it!

    1/3/2012 1:01:55 PM
  • angelica

    mr. b when are you guys going to catalina this year? my sister doesnt know.

    1/24/2012 10:27:39 PM
  • Mr. Bramwell

    The trip is in May this year, just after State testing. The trip was scheduled later in the year so that students could put together the camp fees.

    1/24/2012 10:52:59 PM
  • Bella Golden

    Hey Mr Bramwell! I'm having a lot of fun being a freshman and the high school of the arts. I was in a musical and some friends of mine got jobs in commercials! Grades are doing well too, a's and two b's. I'm so happy that everything came into place for me, I think I found somewhere that I really belong. Just wanted to drop by the blog and say hi! I'll come to ct some time to visit. How're you?

    2/1/2012 12:34:14 PM
  • Mr. Bramwell

    Hi Bella G. I'm glad you've found your niche. I remember your writing and how the artist in you would shine. I hope to see your art someday.

    It's business as usual around here- I roll the boulder up the hill, and it rolls back down. It's a predictable life. -Look forward to the someday visit. Be well.

    2/1/2012 4:29:22 PM
  • Bella Golden

    Im no longer a "slacker" persay anymore. Which I think is fantastic. It takes a lot of work, but it's worth it. My writings been getting pretty good too, with classes. Thanks for the response.

    2/2/2012 1:17:25 PM
  • AA

    Hey Mr. Bramwell,
    I haven't posted in a long time. Well I guess you now agree with me about my sister. Hows this year been so far? You seem to be doing things differently this year. My sister tells me that they don't interrupt class to read poems. Do your students have no creative poetry juices running through their brains? Well I'm pretty sure you think they are great anyways. I can't believe it has been four years since I was sitting in your class pretending to listen. Where has the time gone? I'm so excited about spring break this year. Are you planning on going anywhere? I am going to Hawaii. I am so excited. I have never been there and can't wait to see what it is like. It will be the second time I get to ride on a plane. Well I will stop going on about my trip and will move on to ask about your thoughts on a good poem idea. Well if you think of something good let me know.
    -Angelica Alvarez

    3/22/2012 9:46:19 PM
  • Mr. Bramwell

    Hi AA. We do have a couple of poets this year but like many poets, they are creative in fits and starts. My advice for your own poetry is to write from your heart. Decide on the most emotionally laden situation in your life today, positive or negative, and write a poem about it.

    I'm envious of your spring break travel plan. Hawaii sounds awesome! Have fun. As for my break, I'll indulge my wanderlust. I don't know where it will take me... Be well.

    3/22/2012 11:44:14 PM
  • Reem Yacoub


    6/16/2012 5:05:48 PM
  • Mr. Bramwell

    Magnet Promoting Class 2011-2012. I have your writing folders from 6th-7th
    Grade. If you'd like to see how you were writing back then, come by next
    school year and pick up your folder.'

    6/17/2012 6:22:23 PM
  • Daniela Lopez

    My folder will be picked up. This year went by so fast, and I'm happy I had you as my Core teacher. It was an honor, I learned a lot from you. I'm really going to miss you and the knowledge you gave me inside and outside of your classroom. You gave me great memories. Thank you.

    6/26/2012 1:14:52 PM
  • Mr.Bramwell

    Thank you for your nice words DL.

    6/27/2012 4:00:22 PM
  • Daniela Lopez

    You're welcome.

    6/29/2012 1:44:19 PM
  • Kanika

    Hey Mr.Bramwell,
    So I guess I'm an alumnai now...
    My school starts tomorrow, and I really am excited, and so is my mom. She's excited because I annoy her with all my 'bored' comments. I really hate that this school doesn't have magnet, but I do have all honors, so, I guess it's not that bad. Bye!

    8/28/2012 1:45:50 PM
  • Kanika

    I entered a writing contest for the local community newspaper, I'm supposed to write a fiction story in less than 100 words. The results are supposed to come in on September 7th. The story's name is 'Death Sentence', and here it is. Tell me what you think about it: Sneaking up behind the two monster hunters, the Amou-with its sound altering abilities- modified the frequencies around its two victims to the point of paralysis. The beast stood in front of his prey, giving them a heart-stopping view of a well engineered killing machine: a humanoid like creature, with a large gaping mouth, containing 3-inch long teeth pointing inwards. Its flesh was torn and wreaked of death; and its claws made solely for killing purposes. The younger hunter could only watch while the demon consumed his mentor; he couldn’t even fight back when the monster devoured his own body.

    8/28/2012 10:15:38 PM
  • Mr. Bramwell

    Hi KG. You're an alumna now! Hope your school year begins in spledid fashion. It sounds like you and your mum are ready for a change of schedule/venue. Good job taking the Honors classes. I start back tomorrow but will not see kids until the following week. More talk soon...

    8/29/2012 11:46:00 AM
  • Mr. Bramwell

    KG. Excellent title, excellent vocab, interesting monster, and good job with suspense in so few words. Beginning, middle, end, climax, theme? I hope you win!

    8/29/2012 11:51:26 AM
  • Kanika

    Thank you. I do try and make my stories as horrifying as possible... Yes, I didn't do so well using beginning, middle, end climax, and theme, but I could only do so much with 100 words, it was difficult as it was taking 60 words out of the story. I guess the theme, is that the predator can turn into a prey, and not to underestimate one's opponents...

    8/30/2012 11:20:28 PM
  • Hannah Lindmeier

    Brammy Bram Brams!
    Hello! Long time no talk! It's really weird to be a sophomore this year, and I'm totally pushing myself. I'm taking 0-6 (seven classes!) which include two honors courses, and two electives--French and Video production. I found that making, editing, directing, and filming videos is my passion! I'm planning on going to Chapman if I get accepted, since their video production is fantastic. I've been writing a TON lately, which is a little odd, since I never really wrote fictional stories when I was younger. I've also developed a writing style, which is basically the way I talk. It's completely colloquial and all my stories have a lot more to do with internal conflicts (man vs. self) than anything else. It's actually quite fun!
    On top of all my classes, I joined mock trial this year, and I'm already so excited! Depending on what position I got (I ended up getting witness!), there are obviously different requirements. Either way, I would either be acting or arguing, in quintessence (did I use that right?) and those are my two favorite things to do!
    I believe you may have my baby (HA.) brother this year! Matthew! If so, tell him that I said hi! Maybe I should pop in sometime and say hi!
    How have you been? Are your students better than my class was? (Of course not!)

    9/20/2012 6:40:57 PM
  • Hannah Lindmeier

    Hm, how interesting. I just went back and re-read one of my last posts here, and I was talking about video production and going to Chapman. How odd! Well, I suppose my goals haven't changed very much in the long run!

    9/20/2012 6:46:55 PM
  • Jyou!

    Whoa, I feel like I was just in seventh grade... BUT now I'm in high school! Hi Mr. Bramwell.SmileI'm in tennis, World History H, Bio H, Eng H, French, and Alg 2, so I'm a pretty busy person. I'm visiting CT tomorrow because we have a minimum day! I hope the new seventh grade class treats you well!Smile

    9/20/2012 7:15:26 PM
  • Daniela Lopez

    Happy birthday Mr. Bramwell! I hope you have an amazing day, you deserve an amazing day everyday.Smile

    9/21/2012 6:03:47 PM
  • Kanika

    Hey Mr. Bramwell. I'm in 8th grade but, I'm still a 6th and 7th grader at heart.SmileI just joined this group called Model United Nations, even the people who are joining have no idea exactly what it is, but I guess it's similar to a debate team... And I'm also participating in the Spelling Bee. Anyway, thanks for being an awesome teacher.

    10/7/2012 2:01:27 PM
  • Mr.Bramwell

    Hi KG. Tustin has a "Model U.N." program too. I think you'll be terrific at it. Once you figure it out, let us know how it's going. Spell the word that is the word for words than make sounds (e.g., wham, bang, thump).

    10/8/2012 7:43:30 PM
  • Kanika

    Hello Mr. Bramwell, I trying to think of a short story idea so that I can write a story for a contest. Do you have any ideas? I've got major writing block right now...

    10/25/2012 7:44:28 PM
  • Mr. Bramwell

    Hi KG. Try this... Try searching not your mind but your heart for your topic. At your core, what is on fire? Do not be afraid of what you discover. Articulate it simply to yourself- this is your theme. Now tell the story that caused you to burn and realize what you know.

    If that doesn't work, have some tea.

    10/25/2012 8:57:47 PM
  • Kanika

    I got the story! It's a Short Story, but its not that short, so I have to separate it into two parts. Tell me what you think of it, its name is Illusion of the Sea.
    Here's Part 1:
    Come to me, my darling.
    Its enchanted and captivating eyes willed me to stay and obey its command. The first time that the kelpie had used telepathy to communicate to me, I was simply astonished, but this time, the message was expected and I invited the delicate, melodious voice into my mind.
    It was as if I was a heedful, compliant puppy, who’s only intention was to please its master. I wasn’t like this before,-oh no, I was quite the opposite- but once I heard the musical, hypnotizing voice, nothing else in the universe mattered anymore, it was like an addictive drug that I couldn’t stand to live without. I was spellbound.
    My life turned around -and not in a good way either - after I first met this angelic, demonic sea horse. It seemed as if my parents weren’t murdered, like I didn’t turn into a devil who loathes and resents everyone and everything in the world, it was almost as if I went back in time and became the person I was before.
    “Dad? Mom? Where are you? I’m home…” Where did they go? Mom even forgot to pick me up from school, and Dad should be home by now… The lights were off, and there’s absolutely no sign of life anywhere. I stealthily tiptoed through the wooden floor of our two-story house. Treading from the living room into the hall, I noticed red splotches of some liquid on the floor that I assumed were spilled paint or juice. Trudging from the hallway to the kitchen, what I saw was the answer to the mystery, a twisted, appalling, and gruesome answer, but it was an answer nonetheless. The lights were off for a reason, the splotches of red certainly weren’t paint or juice, and Mom didn’t fail to remember to pick me up from school. There, stationed in front of my eyes, were the corpses of both my parents, who had been stabbed to death.

    11/11/2012 10:11:06 PM
  • Kanika

    Part 2:
    Before, I was known as a generous, considerate, naïve, and innocent child, but my parents’ deaths changed everything, I became ruthless, skeptical, and cautious, but now, hearing this harmonious voice, I am back to the gullible child I was before.
    Yesterday, I was ambling alongside the ocean. When the alluring, radiant sea horse pranced right out of the water, with its glazed eyes, before I went into a mystical daze, I thought, “This horse is going to be the death of me”, of course, I didn’t really mean it at the time, though. What I didn’t know was that that would be the last time that I may think freely, without being placed under a haze.
    Despite the animal’s malignant and repulsive nature, it was gorgeous, with mesmerizing eyes, ebony coat, and a somber aura. It sauntered with an air of arrogance, and paraded with a prideful stride.
    The kelpie attempted to drown me into the sea, but unfortunately, for the animal, I had more life inside me than it predicted. Even though this animal almost succeeded in killing me, the experience didn’t affect me as much as it would a normal person. For, I have seen the souls being drained from my parents’ bodies and have nothing else remaining in my life that I care about.
    The sea horse was able to slip me into a trance last time, the horse was also able to get me on its back, and then it plodded straight into the ocean without hesitation, but as soon as the water splashed my face, I was brought back to earth, and frantically swam to the surface of the ocean. When I did reach the shore, I regretted my decision, because I realized that, I don’t have anything on earth that is worth coming back for.
    Remembering yesterday’s incidence, I cautiously, but surely, stepped toward what I knew would be my destruction. Today, it was much more difficult for the kelpie, but nevertheless she was able to entrance me once again, and started to canter out to sea. The moment the water assaulted my face, I was-like before- brought out of the trance, but today I did things in a different manner.
    The horse’s coat changed from soft charcoal hairs to vivid, coarse scales, its mane and tail changed from silky obsidian strands of hair to slippery ribbons of seaweed, and its eyes changed from startling orbs to pure evil spheres. I felt the sea trying to hurl me back to the coast, and telling me that this was a place in which I did not belong, prohibited territory. The oxygen clogged my throat, telling me to resurface and to begin drinking air. Yet, I was back to being my defiant self, and I refused to let go of the mane of the sea horse, and this time- this time, I welcomed the darkness.

    11/11/2012 10:11:41 PM
  • Kanika

    Hi Mr. Bramwell!!!!
    Have you heard of Rube Goldberg?
    For science, here, our 2 month long project is to build a Rube Goldberg machine with my 2 other awesome friends. I can't wait! I'll probably take a video of the project, and e-mail it to you. Bye, talk to you next time :)

    12/16/2012 7:55:46 PM
  • Kanika

    Hey Mr. Bramwell, how are you doing?
    Have you heard of Rube Goldberg? If you haven't google him, you can see some Rube Goldberg machines that others have made on youtube, Rube Goldberg machines are basically cause and effect steps that at the end, complete a simple task such as lighting something up or pushing a button. My project for science this year is to make my own Rube Goldberg machine, and it's really fun. I'll send you a video of my project once it's done, it's looking good so far, and it's theme is Paris and the simple task would be to light up the Eiffel Tower.

    1/1/2013 3:37:35 PM
  • Angelica Alvarez

    Its been almost a year since my last post. Well Mr. Bramwell just so you know Hawaii was awesome. I loved that I got to spend my spring break in another state without my parents. If your wondering why my parents weren't there well they weren't because it was a school trip. I got to go with Foothill's marching band to compete in the Hawaii Invitational "International Music Festival". My band friends and I had a great time and we surprisingly did very well. We came home with a total of eleven trophies (nine 1st place trophies and 2 second place trophies).
    Well it's 2013 and the world didn't end and I suddenly remembered of the existence of this blog. Mr. Bramwell I can't believe I'm only a few months away from being a senior. Being a sophomore was tough but being a junior is a lot harder. I'm having trouble making up my mind about college but I figure I still have time to think about that.
    I'm getting of track... I decided to post on this blog because I needed to tell you about my Chemistry class. It is the hardest class I have this year and for some reason I didn't know it was my favorite class. My teacher name is Mr. Bui and he is Japanese... I think. Anyways I realized it was my favorite class because throughout his lectures our teacher constantly relates things to life experiences that and he makes fun of students who don't use their logic or don't listen. After a while I noticed that Chem class was the highlight of my day because Mr. Bui is so far my favorite high school teacher and he reminds me a lot of you. Eventhough I hate chemistry and I have a low grade in that class I enjoy being there everyday just like how i felt when I was your student.
    I feel like I talk about so many things that are going on or that have passed in this past year well I guess I'll list important things that happened in my life this past year...
    - I went to Hawaii
    - I passed my Cahsee
    - I didn't do so great on my Ap's
    - Made a bet with my dad about growing my hair out... we aren't supposed to cut our hair until April 2014 (2 years from when we made the bet) and my dad lost he cut his hair after 2 months but if I truly want to win I must not cut my hair until then.
    - I was in marching band again because I loved every aspect of marching band
    - Our band was .05 points away from beating the 1st place band at riverside this year
    - I was given the job of music librarian in the band
    - bought a trombone
    - My brother started elementary school
    - I ate a doughnut and liked it
    - Became a freshman's best friend
    - Failed a spanish test
    - played christmas music for the elderly as community service
    - lived past December 21, 2012
    - celebrated new years
    Well I've done a lot since the last time I posted. And I there is still so much I will do before the end of the school year. Next week I will be taking a music theory class and a couple of weeks after I will join drumline so I'm excited about that. I still have to take the SAT but I'm not to worried. About my poetry progress well I've had writers block for about a year now and haven't been able to write anything. But I'm glad I posted on the blog after such a long time and I hope there aren't any errors in this blog post and I still cant believe it has been four years since I was in your class. I feel so old yet I'm approximately the same height. Well it is now 9:49 and I must get some sleep so I can be awake for school tomorrow. A late Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Mr. Bramwell.

    Oh and I am the Original and only Double A, Andrea is just a name thief and maybe one day you might be Alfredo Alvarez's teacher too, but even then I will be the one and only Double A

    Best wishes in this new year,
    The one and only Double A

    1/10/2013 12:04:32 AM
  • Mr. Bramwell

    Fantastic letters from past students keep trickling in. Here is one to celebrate!

    Hello Mr. Bramwell,

    I sincerely hope you'll be able to remember me by name. My name is Sergio Perez, and I was in your class for Core during the 2005-2006 school year. I ended up moving that following summer. Well, now that it has been quite some time, I wanted to reach out to some of my old teachers, and I definitely remember your class, especially since I never forgot how to write, thanks to you hahaha.

    In case you're curious as to what happened to me after I left CT, here is an update:
    -I finished Middle School over in West Anaheim, going to Dale Junior High
    -I moved on to Magnolia High School, one of the worst performing schools in its district. I didn't get back into honors, taking only "average" courses for the first two years, not really standing out, though I kept my GPA up
    -During junior and senior year, I went for AP courses, which I completely dominated in. In junior year, I took AP US History and Spanish Literature, passing Lit with a 5 and US History with a 4, being one of three kids to pass with a 4. Senior year I took AP Biology, Government, and Calculus AB, which I owned with a breeze, passing Bio and Calc with a 5, being one of two students to pass Bio and the only with a 5, as well as having the highest grade in ALL of my courses. My report cards usually had a 4.4 term GPA, and I ended up getting a 4.2 GPA exiting High School. I was also chosen as the AVID student standout of my school and thanks to them, I landed a $5k/year scholarship.
    -For college admissions, I got into all of the schools I applied to. Because I am an AB540 student, which you probably didn't know, I didn't bother applying to the higher UC's, only applying to UC Davis, Irvine, and Santa Barbara because they were free to apply to and I was guaranteed admission; for the personal statements, I literally put "I love school" and still got into them. I was also the only one in my school to be admitted to USC, and one of two students to be admitted to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. For USC, I was going for Petroleum Engineering, and for Cal Poly, which I ended up going because of financial circumstances, I am majoring in Civil Engineering, planning to concentrate on Structural engineering, and I'm also going for a Math Minor
    -Right now, I am currently living in an apartment with two other students up in San Luis Obispo, and with the recent opportunities opening up for immigrant students, I am about to receive my work permit, as well as SSN and Driver's License

    I was going to visit CT last week, but I ended up having to go take my biometrics taken to be able to receive my Work Permit. I hope to be able to visit during Spring Break, or any other time I come back to SoCal.

    Well, Mr. Bramwell, I hope you are doing well, and that you spend a great holiday season. Take care, and I would love to hear from you.

    Sergio Pérez

    1/15/2013 12:09:15 PM
  • The poet

    Shattered open windows
    Broken purple glass
    They try to break your spirit
    And chain you til you pass
    No matter how hard you push through the crowd 
    Freedom is a slight taste 
    There is no place to hide safe and sound 
    The cave ignites to a crispy blackened paste

    The flame burns and sheds light in the darkness
    But not even light can defeat...
    The only thing that helps me sleep at night is the dream catcher fallen at my feet
    The moonlight shines throughreflecting shards on my face
    And I lay dripping dark red on tangles of pure white lace 
    The strings encase my heart and blocks the bitter air
    There is nothing to touch around me but a torn up mangled bear 
    Each swollen day disappears and the moons voice begins to rasp
    The last breath i take is an ashy smoke filled gasp
    No spot for the weak and no escape for the strong 
    It's a glass bubble
    A mere tear in my eye 
    I don't know how i got here
    But the window seems to glow
    In through that window comes the creatures showered in snow
    As the rising flames make me give up the fight 
    I know it's...
    A place to return a place I will ignite

    9/7/2013 10:53:43 PM
  • Emily Crowl

    Hey! No one from last year's magnet has been posting... Well except for me. c: It's only been a year, but I am already using so many skills that you have taught us Mr. Bramwell. I am analyzing every book I read, trying to uncover the secrets within. XD I miss your class, but I am having a lot of fun with Mrs. Cho. Who knew 8th grade involved so much... HW? I was lucky to get a two-day break from it. Well, I must sign off~ Just tell me, how are the seventh graders treating you?

    Emily Crowl

    9/25/2013 9:22:50 AM
  • Ellie

    Well hi there Mr.Bram Bram! I miss your class and all my classes from last year, but mostly your class. I may personally say that last year's Gamma was the best class you've had, not biased at ALL. I had a lot of good friends in that class that made me feel happy to learn everyday. Unfortunately I can't get those days back just remember the great memories we all shared! I really hope you are the volleyball coach this year! we haven't had amazing coaches for 3 years. TRUST ME. I can't take yet another loss, because volleyball is my sport and I want to get better! You would really help us succeed. I was considering making a lengthy novel, so let me continue. My favorite part of yo class year was social studies by farSmileI hope your new students appreciate it as much as I did! Don't worry though, you will see plenty of us during TUTORIAL! Bam keep that character and humor and coach volleyball, and yayayayayyay social studies and writing!!!!!!!! BYE BRAM

    9/30/2013 10:49:49 PM
  • MrBramwell

    HI EC, The 7th graders are good kids.
    Hi EM, I'd be willing to work with you and others on those vball skills. After school is best for me. Let me know what works.

    10/1/2013 7:59:14 PM
  • MrBramwell

    Hey Ya'll, With Haiku being the new learning management system at CT, the only reason to maintain this site is to have the blog. Any ideas about how we might keep blogging or to where I should move the blog?

    10/1/2013 8:01:43 PM
  • Sona K.

    I thought we had a lot of homework in 7th grade. Yeah right!LaughingTHANK YOU MR. BRAMWELL FOR TEACHING US ALL THOSE NOTETAKING SKILLS!!!!:D You can not believe how many notes Mrs. Cho assigns for us, and it inloved all these depth and complexity icons. I always thought it was all elementary, but Mrs. Cho gave me a new perspective on them. They really help. They're a bit difficult, at least to me. Haha, I'll be looking back on this thinking how little I knew thinking that Mrs. Cho's notes are hard. Mr. Bramwell, keep pushing those 7th graders! :D

    10/14/2013 10:25:57 PM
  • MrBramwell

    I'll be shoving them along just for you Sona!

    10/17/2013 9:48:43 AM

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