Little Luncheonette of Terror

when I was trying out for the school musical I was scared. But after i was finished I felt great I had tried out with my

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 brother and my friend Caitlin.The next night I was tossing and turning over if I would get the callbacks or not . The next day when I looked at the callbacks my name wasn’t on It but caitlin and Mitchell’s were.I still had a chance though.I was a litle sad that I didn’t make the callbacks though.

The next day they would post up the cast list. Through the whole day I was so scared but excited. Then when It was posted my brother said he saw my name on there somewhere,and he got the main part. Then I looked at my name and it said… Lights.  

 I was so disappointed  my friend at least got a do-wap girl.My mom said if I went to all the practices I might get moved up. I went to every practice but after 5 weeks I was still in the same place.

Then someone wasn’t there one day so I got to stand in for them. It was fun and at the end of practice Mrs.Noble called me over and said "would you like to be in the play" and of course  I said "yes" . And from now on I am student 10. I even got my own script and lyric book.

 

Little Luncheonette of Terror

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As some of you know I was in the school play last year and this year I am doing it again. Except this year I made the lead. this year our play is called the little luncheonette of terror. it is about a lizard/human guy that comes from the center of the earth and my character Pete has to stop him before he turns everyone into zombies and takes over the world. This is a musical and I even have a solo. I will post more so try and keep up thanks
  -Mitchell

Football

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Now that i have started school I have started playing football. My positions are runningback and outside line backer strong safety and I’m number 25. I just started so I made B team. right now our B team is 1 and 2 but the next school we play has 3 teams so we have to split our 2 teams into 3 teams. and so we now have one A team and 2 B teams. so now we all get more playing time. I am starter for second half and i really love playing so i hope this is something i will do for a long time.
 

Keep up with my blogs because I will write more thanks.

 

-Mitchell

Friendship Poem

Two weeks ago me and my class learned a poem. We had to do it in front of the whole class.  We had to stare at them and say it. It was a great poem and we practiced it for the whole week except for Friday.  I was very nervous standing at the front of the class.  I did a great job and got a 100%.  Here is the Poem:

Friendship

A friend is a person

who wishes you well

and keeps all the secrets

that you like to tell

Friends share their toys

and storybooks too

Friends can be older

or younger than you

More soon…Surprised

-mark 

New Blogging Project

You might see that there are is a new Blogs menu on the right-hand side of the page.  We are trying something new here at doerrstop.com in an attempt to get the kids more involved in the content on the site.  Over the next few weeks my hope is that you will begin to see more weekly blogs from the kids on pretty much any topic they want to talk about.

It’s an experiment that has a bit of monetary enticement for them, and hopefully some good content and insight into their world for the rest of us.

So stay tuned to doerrstop.com and once they start posting, send them some feedback so they know you are out there.

-brian

 

iPhone fun…and frustration

As many of you already know I am a self-confessed Apple fanboy.  It’s mostly because I have used their products since I was a child and their ease of use has always allowed me to spend more time using the machines and less time fixing them.  I was recently given an iPhone as a gift from a friend and have been loving it.  Of course once I had it up and running for a few days, I had to jump in and start hacking on it.  It’s an amazing little piece of hardware.

 

The first thing I did was jailbreak it and change the ATT logo to a MSU Spartan logo.  Oh yeah!  Then I added custom ringtones and a bunch of custom apps like a NES emulator, IM client (catch me on AOL IM as doerrstop), drawing programs, text editor, voice recorder, and dictionary.  This made the iPhone almost everything it should have been coming out of the box (except for GPS and video capture)  When I was done I had a nearly perfect phone.  

 

Then this morning I read about the new "update" for my iPhone from Apple…

 

The new firmware update adds a few new features like buying itunes music on your phone and a few minor tweaks to the interface that make it easier to get around.  It doesn’t add video capture to the camera or any of teh things that I had hacked it to do…and it wipes out all the cool software hacks and then encrypts the filesystem, making it very difficult to rehack into.  

 

Let’s just say that I was lucky enough to read up on the impact of the "update" before I clicked the install button and I won’t be upgrading anytime soon. (Unless someone cracks the encryption) I’m also a bit miffed that Apple is locking the phone down so hard and not giving users a way to make their iPhone experience customized.  Without all the cool little apps I installed, the iPhone is nice (and still the best smartphone out there) but its no where near as powerful as what it with them.

 

I’m reading a lot of similar feelings on the web and if apple keeps this up, they may find that their biggest fans become their biggest critics.  Next time you see me, let’s play a game of Zelda on my phone…it’s awesome.

Colorado Trip Pictures

I just put up a few pictures from our road trip to Colorado.  We had a fantastic time.  Let us know what you think.  Take a look in the Photos section by clicking here.

-Brian