This my Power Point I made for a project for school, Volcanoes – Nick, click on it and view it from your computer. If you don’t have power point i’m not sure how you can view it, but if your mom or dad does ask them and watch it on their computer. This power point is about the 3 types of volcanoes, cinder cone, shield volcano, and a composite volcano. I give a short paragraph for each one, and display a picture. I spent a long time on this power point, and hope you like it a lot. Watch it and stay tuned for my Lexicon of the Old West. I will be posting that next week. Oh, and you might think this is a short article, but the point power is way more interesting and I hope you will watch it.
Chapter 1: “Arrival”
It had been 10 years since Nicholas had traveled to Ecuador as the chief medical
officer of the US army. He had been sent to advise the general of the Ecuadorian Military on
upcoming medical operations. Things had been tense on Ecuadorian soil since the governor of
the Galapagos Islands refused to send supplies to the poor district of the capital of Quito on the
Ecuadorian Mainland. I had just arrived in the Quito Airport to start my search for Nicholas, my
younger brother, in the city of Quito. I had taken a 6 month class on Spanish just so I could come
here. I thought that I had better find him or 6 months will have, for the most part, been wasted.
I had heard that he was appointed the chief medic at the Quito Doctor’s Encampment, so I was
going to head there first.
On my way, I saw on one of the big TV screens in the window of one of the stores that
the conflict between the Galapagos People and Ecuadorians had escalated to an all out war over
the East Pacific. It also said that the planes of Galapagos were heading in the direction of Quito. I
knew my quest to find my brother would be delayed severely if I didn’t leave Quito, now! It was
too late, in the distance bombers could be sighted bee-lining to Quito! Sirens and screams were
emitted from every block in the city! This was serious.
Chapter 2: “Evacuation”
Police and other important government officials began loading pedestrians onto big
military trucks to be shipped off to a “safe” location. As I glared off into the sky I saw a collage
of speckled black dots in the bright blue sky. I was frightened, not only for me but also for my
brother. He would be in danger if we were invaded. I thought I might be with him soon if the
trucks were headed to his base. As soon as the next wave of bombs dropped the trucks were off.
The roadway to the drop off point was rough and uncared for. There were trash piles every few
feet. The noise from the trucks was so deafening that it sounded like a chainsaw cutting steel.
After about 15 minutes or so we stopped and families were unloaded off the trucks. We were
moved inside a heavily guarded bunker. As we stepped inside, everyone looked around with awe.
The concrete bunker was huge and looked like an airport hanger. It was filled with beds,
soldiers, and low hanging lamps that nearly touched the ground. Everyone was assigned a
number and was escorted to their bed. I was assigned 5191999 and went to my area. On the way
one of the soldiers stopped me and said “Sir, I need to see you in the general’s office in five
minutes.” I was confused, but I did not want to get in trouble so I did as he said. It took a while
to get to the general’s office, but when I got there, the man let me in. The general was a big
man. As I walked in the door, he yelled, “Where is he!” I said, “I don’t know! I don’t know
what you mean!” “Your brother,” he said gently. I asked him how he knew me and my brother,
and he told me Nicholas was the leader of the Galapagos rebellion. He asked if I could help stop
this pointless war. I said I would try and he should send me to Nicholas first. He boarded me
onto a ship, and I was off.
Chapter 3: “The Explanation”
The boat ride was long and boring. It took possibly six hours, and the frightening sounds
of the enemy planes overhead made it feel longer. But soon enough, we could see San Cristobal
island in the distance. It was an ant on a black rug, but it was there. We had to shut off the lights
and engines so that the watchtowers would not notice us. We had to paddle the rest of the way.
It was hard paddling the boat, even if it was pretty small. As soon as we came close to
the island, we jumped out and swam to the beach. As we ascended the small beach side hill, we
were ambushed! “What are you doing here?” said the man in the shady cloak, “This is a
government secure area.” “We just seek peace,” I said. “Well, if that is what you wish, you
have found the right man,” he announced. He revealed himself as Nicholas, my brother! We
soon filled each other in on the current events.
Apparently, the people of the Galapagos Islands were led by a corrupt leader until the
Quito bombing. After that, they rebelled and kicked him out. When they won, they lost
communication with Ecuador, so they couldn’t explain the bombing. He asked me if I could
take him back to Quito to apologize on behalf of the corrupt leader to the general. I replied yes,
and we began the trip back.
Chapter 4: “Return”
The boat ride back was much faster than the ride there. We did not have to worry about
being seen, so we could speed forward. As soon as we came close to the docks, the general
arrived in an armed truck. As he stepped out of the truck, he yelled, “Nicholas! I knew I could
trust you!” “Of course, sir!” Nicholas exclaimed. They told me that Nicholas went to San
Cristobel Island to take down the leader of Galapagos. Because of his and my success, the
general arranged a party to celebrate.
We entered the truck and drove up to the hideout. The place was decorated and made
into a festival-like party room. There were lights in all colors: red, blue, green, purple, orange,
and even a color-changing light. It was fantastic! Everywhere we went, people thanked us for
avenging the destruction of their Quito. The general then came onto the intercom and spoke.
“Shhh. I have something to announce. I just wanted to thank Nicholas and Connor Kreitz for
saving our brilliant country from the corrupt Rico Pizzaro,” the general announced. “So that’s
the leader’s name,” I said under my breath. “Also, I wanted to give the ticket to Connor so that
he may come and go to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands whenever he pleases!” the general
added. As I walked up to the general to receive my reward, he said “The name’s Calvin. It’s
been a pleasure to know you.”
Chapter 5: “Heroes Remembered”
Forty-five Years Later . . .
As I slowly walked down the street, I was being cheered on by crowds on the side of the
road. It was forty-five years ago when I traveled here to Quito in search of my brother. I
succeeded and happened to “save” Ecuador in the process. Now my brother Nicholas and I are
remembered as heroes, almost as great as George Washington. I did not deserve this great
honor, for my brother is the one to thank.
I was also taking the honor from the great general Calvin. Although he has been gone
for a long while, his son, Addison, is the only way to remember him. I have had dozens of
statues dedicated to me and my brother, but the general did not have a single one, yet. That is
why I am making an official request to change the name of the re-built city of Quito to Edward,
for that is my great friend’s middle name. I hope you youngsters have enjoyed this completely
true and inspiring tale of my experiences during the Ecuadorian Civil War.
This week some college students came to our school and put on a play for my acting class. They performed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). It’s about three actors who portray all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in a very short time. They started off with Romeo and Juliet. Then they did Othello as a rap song. That was pretty funny because it was actually the entire play as a rap song. Pretty cool amirite? They then did all of his comedies as one because they were all pretty much the same. After that they proceeded to do Hamlet and a bunch of other tragedies. One actor kept playing dying lady characters and every time he was poisoned he’d pretend to barf all over the audience. They did McBeth with terrible Scottish accents and funny kilt things. After that the did Hamlet again but faster. And then they did Hamlet really fast. The show was quite funny and I’d love to see it again.
Last weekend I went to the 2012 Georgia International Auto Show. It was pretty awesome. And a long story. We all got in the car and drove downtown to pick up my dad’s friend Jim. It is very crowded in the city and my dad was sort of confused about where to go while travel through the winding spaghetti that was the street layout. We ended up walking to The Real Chowbaby and I had two bowls of delicious breakfast noodles and salad. We walked back to the car and drove to the Auto Show. We had a hard time finding the actual show because it was in the Georgia World Conference Center and it’s a gigantic building. We got lost and found the Atlanta Leadership Conference. Wrong event! We eventually found the show and started going around the showcases. Every company was there except for Ferrari, Mercedes, and Suzuki. We started at the Chevy and went around to the Nissans and the Kias. (See pic.) Then we checked out the Jaguars and the Infinitis. After that we went to the Subarus, Audis, and Mini Coopers. There were also Fords, Volvos, Lexuses, Scions, Hondas, Toyotas, and Lincolns. After we checked everything out we walked around a little longer checking out the things on the side of the floor. There were rally cars and old cars and weird cars, but the coolest thing there had to be a Frisker Karma. It’s an electric sports car that looks awesome and is electric. It has a solar panel on its roof that powers the electronics. That is just cool. After the show we dropped Jim off and all got Monsters for the ride home.
Yesterday was awesome! We drove all the way to downtown Atlanta, in the Georgia Tech Campus and met up with daddies friend form work, Jim. He was a really cool guy and was funny, too. First we went out to eat at Chow Baby. It was great and we ate a ton, which we walked off going up to the Auto Show. When we got their we bought our tickets and walked in. There were so many amazing cars, and I got to sit in some of them too. There were cars made by Lexus, Honda, Mini, BMW, Hyundai, and even a new brand called Fisker. There were also some Corvettes and Lamborghini’s. The whole thing went so fast I was really sad when we left. But in the end it was an experience I won’t forget. Can’t wait until next year.
March 9th was my birthday! It was on a friday, but the awesome thing about it is that is was on a teacher workday! I have never had a birthday on a teacher workday. It seemed kind of like a birthday present. Oh and by the way I didn’t get any presents, but I did get some gift cards and some money. I used the money to help pay off the I-Touch I got in advance. I got a 15$ Thinkgeek gift card and a 20$ Amazon gift card. I used my Thinkgeek card to buy a Little Big Planet 2 Sackboy plush. I love the Sackboy because you can pose it. I used my 20$ Amazon gift card to buy 4 books in the How to train your dragon series. I already read the first 4, so I ordered the 5, 6, 7, and 8 book. I am reading those when I have some free time. I helped decorate my cake. I kinda went overboard with the sprinkles though. Oh well more for me! I loved this birthday, and can’t wait till next year when I turn 12.
You wouldn’t guess what is happening at school this month. I am the Artist of the Month! How did I become the Artist of the Month you may ask? Well on Feb. 29 I spent a long time (approximate 1:30 hrs time) drawing and color a picture of a four leave clover. I packed it safely in a orange folder, and put it in my backpack. The next day when I got to school I gave it to Mrs. K (my art teacher). She said “Thank you I didn’t have anyone else bring in a picture.” I silently cheered in my head. I walked back to my classroom, my head a little higher then usual. The rest of the day was a breeze. I wasn’t worrying if I was going to be picked or not. When dismissal finally came and they called my bus, 72B, I went past the Artist of the Month poster and saw my artwork there. Mrs. K typed something really nice about me and how she saw all the effort I put into it, and pasted it next to the artwork. Now for the rest of the month the whole school and me will be looking at my artwork every day! Sorry I don’t have a picture of my Artist of the Month picture
Every Friday, after we go to the gym, we go out to eat. Every other week we go to Panera Breads and than the next week we go to Which Wich. Which Wich is my favorite of sandwich place ever because you can choose what you want on the sandwich. I usually choose a custom “Pizza Wich” which I put marinara sauce, bacon, bell peppers, and onions on. It tastes so good and I look forward to going there every other Friday. After we scarfed down our “Wichs” we get cookies. Their cookies are warm and yummy! They have this kind conveyor belt oven their the cookies it while it slowly moves through. They put the cookies, which the probably made early, into the conveyor belt oven to warm it up and melt the chocolate chips inside. Yum!