^That is the book I’m going to need to finish this Code Exchange Project.
Ok, so, this week, right after I wrote my last reflection, I came up with an ingenious idea to make my reflections even longer than they already are. I will be doing a “segment” (if I don’t forget) called “The Weekend Recap.” It’ll be what happened over the weekend for me because my weekend is pretty much never included in my actual reflection. Since my weekends are usually more exciting than my week, that should make my reflections super long.
I’m actually rather disappointed. Erik’s reflections are usually super long and exciting to read and poetic. This week, it wasn’t that long! OY! It’s super sophisticated, though, with all of its big words and such. What if he actually knows all of those words? That would be ridiculous!
Now, my reflection is being interrupted by Darrien’s incessant complaints about League of Legends and its relatives. He is now nodding in support.
Back to my reflection.
This week, in math class, we learned about Playfair and Hill ciphers. Playfair is easy once you remember the rules and Hill is easy with the help of online programs. Playfair also has online programs, but it’s not difficult to do them without them.
Also, we were introduced to our new project, the Cryptology Code Exchange. We were told to make a website and put our codes on it and such. Is our website supposed to look fancy? Is it part of the grade? I really don’t know. If so, I really need to do some work on mine.
Yesterday was our “Empty Bowls” event. It was an event that was supposed to raise awareness about world hunger. The 8th grade hosted it to get serviced learning hours. We make the food and the bowls for the event. People come and buy tickets for $9, I believe, and they can have as much food as they want. Last year alone, we donated $4000 to the Howard County Food Bank. All profits from the event go directly there. I worked two shifts at the event. The first shift was “Set-Up” where the volunteers helped get everything ready for the event. I carried tables and talked to people during that shift. In my second shift, I washed dishes. While this sounds easy, I can guarantee you, it is not. The food all sticks to the pans relentlessly. For one pan of sticky rice, I had to walk back and forth from the hose to the scrubbing sink at least fifteen times. It always seemed like I got the hard pans while my partner got the easy ones. I only washed dishes for an hour and a half and all I have to say is, I am never going to interview for a job washing dishes at a restaurant. It is seriously draining! (hahaha get it? water..draining. ) In total, I contributed three hours of my day to Empty bowls. At the end, I felt very accomplished.
Other than that, I had a rather boring week.
Well, that’s all for now!