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Cameron Smale

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Yeah, this weekend wasn’t really that busy. My boss said it would be crazy, with it being Memorial weekend and everything. I gues the whole lockdown thing has people acting cautious, which I think is a good thing.

I know it sucks that we can’t all just hang out together, but social distancing is the right call right now. Soon enough though, we’ll be back to normal which I cannot wait for. I can’t wait to see all my friends again. I miss going to the movies and out to my favorite restaurant, etc. It’ll come time soon enough.

 

 

Friday, May 22, 2020

I’m super happy to be done with all my AP tests. I feel like a huge weight is lifted off my shoulders. It’s nice being done, but I think my summer class is going to be starting soon so now I have a new stress generator going!

So far my work at the marina is going well. I get along with everyone and always enjoy talking to my co workers. We are supposed to have a busy weekend so I’ll have an update about how that goes soon.

 

 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Yeah basically the only thing that’s interesting right now is work. I was installing hoists and it literally started snowing! Here I am, water up to my armpits, and what does God say? He says, “here, have some snow.”

Tell me why I have to deal with snow in the middle of May. I don’t know, is that normal? I guess I don’t pay attention to when the snow officially goes away, but I swear I though we were done with all that winter crap. The climate has been acting really weird lately and I swear this year is just going to keep going downhill.

 

 

Monday, May 11, 2020

This weekend was pretty uneventful. There really wasn’t anything special going on. I got up, went through the motions of the day, and went to bed.

I finally started my job today so that was a nice change of pace. I work at the marina up north. As of right now we’re putting in the hoists so the boats can be lowered into the water.

All the people who work there seem pretty cool. Everyone does their part and it’s pretty cool working with all the heavy machinery. There’s the tractor, golf carts and barges, and I’ve always thought using that kind of stuff is really cool.

 

 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

My dad liked shooting the neighbors’ rifles so much that he decided to get a .22. Although I wish he had got the more powerful one that we were using, I’m still excited to use it. It’s always the highlight of my week whenever we go. I want to go soon.

I was finally able to get a physical and a drug test, so now I can finally start working again. I does kind of suck that there’s people on unemployment who are collecting a check that’s twice as much as mine will be. I know it’s the right thing to do, but it’s a little irritating knowing people are making more money sitting at home. But that’s the thing about life: it’s always going to be unfair.

 

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

I went out to the shooting range with the neighbors and it was so much fun. I’m still really good at trap shooting. Usually there’s a machine that throws out the clay targets, but we got a clay thrower that you can use with just your hand. My neighbor had a few rifles and I was really good at shooting those, too. Someone would point at a target and I would hit it, no matter what the range was.

I also took a trip down to Utica so I could get my cap and gown. It was very cool seeing some of the teachers because it has been way too long.

 

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Well I guess the weekend was just a fluke. It’s back to the normal, horrible, routine. I’ve been super bored and I’m pretty annoyed with everything going on.

We sat inside today because of the rain. I’m super sick of studying and I really just want to get these advanced placement exams out of the way. It’s hard enough having to do all of the work for them. I just can’t wait until I can put all that stuff behind me and move on.

The sun is supposed to come out in a few days, and I can’t wait. I can finally go biking again. That’s one of the few things we can still do outside until we’re able to get back out on the lake. That weather better start warming up and fast.

 

 

Monday, April 27, 2020

I had a really cool weekend to be completely honest. I’m glad I was able to do something besides sit inside. The weather has been nice this weekend, too.

I finally got to go shooting with my new shotgun. I forgot how good I am at clay target shooting.We found a manual disc throwers at a sports shop and it works just like an automatic machine.

Duck hunting season will be fun. I’m going to go with my experienced neighbor up north. I’ve never actually hunted before, though. I really hope I like it. I thinks it’s important for people to understand how their food gets to their plates. I believe that if I want to enjoy a cheeseburger or some bacon, that I should have to get my hands dirty.

I have done a lot of fishing and it is one of my favorite things to do. There’s nothing like sitting in a boat in the morning before anyone else is on the lake. The water is so calm, it’s almost like glass. And you can see right to the bottom of Higgins Lake. I just can’t wait for summer.

 

 

Friday, April 24, 2020

Guess what I did today? I did the same thing I’ve been doing for the past month! I don’t know what people expect me to write anymore.

I did yard work and watched television. I don’t know what else to say. I want to see all my friends again.

I’m going to end this by saying what I have been saying for the past 100 blog updates: I hope quarantine ends soon.

 

 

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Our neighbors came up north which is nice because they have kids that are sort of close to my age. It’s been about a month since I’ve been in contact with anyone close to my age.

Most of what we do is just bike around and watch movies. The lake is getting warmer every day so we’ll hopefully be out on the water in the coming weeks.

I’m really struggling to find lots of things to talk about, so I guess I’ll just have to end it by saying I’m annoyed with quarantine.

 

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

I really don’t know what to write about at this point. I’m doing the same exact things over and over again. I’m not sure who is actually reading this, but I can’t imagine it to be very entertaining. Everyone that has to write a blog is basically saying the same thing.

We’re all bored and I am especially ready to expand my friend group. I’m sure I’ve already said that a hundred times before on this blog, but what else am I going to say? That I was out and about? There’s not much going on for anyone.

 

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

I don’t really know what you expect me to say. I mean there’s nothing to actually talk about. Literally nothing new has changed.

Our neighbor blew up this raft that he’s going to try to fish off of because of the motorized boat ban. I guess that’s pretty neat. He said there’s a river that he knows of that has a lot of fish.

That’s about as exciting as this blog is going to get for today, unless you wants to hear about how I raked the leaves in the yard.

 

 

Monday, April 20, 2020

It has started snowing again. I don’t understand. Sometimes I swear God is just like, “I’m bored, here’s some snow.” It’s the middle of April and we still have snow.

Besides the snow, there’s really nothing to talk about. Nothing new happened, we haven’t done anything new, and there’s nothing in the news either.

The main thing I’m concerned about is that the whole quarantine just ends. I’m over it and I want to hang out with my friends. I’ve done basically everything one can do while inside with no outside contact. I want to go to the movies and do all sorts of things. I’m too bored.

 

 

Friday, April, 17, 2020

The weather should start warming up soon, so I can finally go outside and do outdoor activities. Fishing is one of my favorite things to do, and if the weather gets better, I’ll be able to start going out more. There’s not too many big fish in Higgins Lake, but those rock bass put up a good fight. They also taste really good.

I really hope I don’t run out of good shows to watch. Right now, I’m watching a show on Hulu called “DAVE.” It’s a show about a rapper and his journey to fame. His name is Lil Dickey, and his show is super funny. I would definitely consider watching it for anyone who has Hulu.

I miss my family a lot. I used to go to my aunt’s house all the time before I wasn’t allowed to. My aunt is one of the nicest people in the world, and I really do believe that. My two cousins are pretty cool, too. One is my age, and everyone always thinks that we’re twins.

In all honesty, I do think that we should open the United States back up soon. Pumping more money into the economy is a dangerous game. That’s what Venezuela has been doing, and look how they turned out. People are trying to escape. My main point is that the economy is being destroyed, and we should do something about it.

 

 

Thursday, April 16,2020

Today I woke up and I was super sore from the run yesterday. To be completely honest, I haven’t done a 3-miler in over a year. I need to get myself back in shape, because if I let myself go I’ll never be able to bounce back.

I really do miss all my friends. I love that I always get calls and texts from them, but it never beats hanging out with them in person.

A huge historical event like this is something that will be talked about for a long time. It’s even affecting people I know, which really sucks. I wish it was some tiny thing that wasn’t even a problem. My entire senior year was completely changed. I would have never thought something like this could happen.

Things are going to get better, though. They can’t possibly get any worse!

 

 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Living in one place for this amount of time really takes its toll on you. Not only have I felt like the fattest lard of all time, but I’m extremely bored. I thought being inactive would be the greatest thing ever, but playing this amount of video games gets kind of irritating.

Today I decided that I was being too lazy and that I was losing my discipline. I took action by running 3 miles. I do have to say, that for not running that amount of distance in over a year, it was a solid run. Of course I did feel like complete crap after. During the run, I passed by this truck that must have been emptying out a septic tank (which holds waste) and it smelled so bad that I almost threw up.

I still haven’t got a chance to use my new shotgun, so I’m really looking forward to that. The feeling of the recoil of a shotgun is so…. American. It just feels so right! You’d know what I mean if you tried it.

Anyway, as soon as this pandemic is dealt with, I am expanding the heck out of my friend group. I really hope they find a vaccine soon.

 

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

What happened to the nice weather? I swear, one day it’s nice and sunny and the next day it around 40 degrees. If it wasn’t so cold out, I could be going to the lake and fish.

I have taken up watching Shark Tank on Hulu, so that’s a good show I guess. Me and my friend have been queuing up shows together and watching them at the same time while in an Xbox Live party to pass the time. Of course it’s not the same as actually being with a friend, but that’s not exactly an option.

We’ve also been watching Malcom in the Middle. That’s a great show. It takes place around the time that I was a little kid, so it felt really nostalgic to watch.

I can’t wait for this to be over because I want to see my friends and family so bad. It really sucks being in the same house for so long. I feel like I’m not keeping up on a proper fitness schedule.

 

 

Monday, April 13, 2020

I just have to say that this is not at all how I thought I would be spending my senior year spring break. I really thought I would be a lot tanner by now.

So basically my days have consisted of waking up, doing yard work for like eight to ten hours and then eating dinner and playing video games up stairs. This is a tad bit different than drinking piña coladas on a ship, listening to Bob Marley.

It started snowing up north again and it’s making me very uncomfortable! I’m starting to think that global warming isn’t such a bad thing! Easter was yesterday and there should not be snow outside. It’s supposed to be spring time.

I just hope I can go fishing soon. staying inside so much can’t be too healthy for me.

 

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

After like three weeks of waiting, we finally went downstate for a day and I got to pick up my Remington 870 Express shotgun. I’m super excited about picking back up on a sport that I love. A lot of people don’t understand how much fun it is to shoot guns until they try it.

I was on the clay target team lat year, but unfortunately because of the current circumstances, I can’t play this year. I went shopping and found a manual disc thrower so now I can keep playing. Once it gets into season, I think I’m going to try hunting. I’ve never done it even though I’ve wanted to for a very long time. I have to get my hunter’s safety licence first though.

I haven’t gotten a chance to use my firearm just yet, but I think we will be going to a range this weekend. I’m really excited because its been almost a year since I last shot a gun. I’ll write about how it goes when I finally get back out on the field.

 

 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

I actually had a semi decent day. I finally got a break from the usual wake up, check Schoology, do homework watch television, repeat.

This morning, my dad and I went to Walmart. Given that we are currently up north, these grocery stores are stocked up! They have ice cream in every flavor, hand sanitizer and even toilet paper. Although there is still a great deficit of most products, we walked away with everything we wanted.

We also took a ride on our side-by-side, which is basically a dune buggy. Ripping through the trails in that thing has to be one of the best things to do in a situation like this.

Aside from the fun stuff, we still can’t go fishing because the lake is still frozen. The ice is all basically slush, but obviously a boat isn’t getting through it. Ice fishing isn’t an option either because the ice is all breaking apart.

I really wish the weather would be more cooperative, but obviously we can’t control it. Because these days are rare during this time of year, we have to take advantage of it when it’s around.

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

So, what has everyone else been up to? Whats that? The exact same thing that we’ve been doing for the past couple of weeks? Me too!

Today was interesting. Now, when I say interesting, I mean I did the exact same thing I did yesterday; and the day before that. I really hope we don’t have to do these blogs for much longer. After a day of sitting inside watching television and playing video games, you don’t have much to say.

To be completely honest, I think we’re going to be out of school for the rest of the year. Every time I get on Zoom (a virtual chat room), my teacher will straight up say that we probably won’t be having a forth quarter. I don’t know if I’m happy or upset about this. On one hand, no school. On the other, I have five advanced placement tests I have to do on my own. And those sadistic devils at College Board have decided to take out the multiple choice portion. How is that Fair?

Hopefully things change so I can actually go out with friends again. By the way, the introverts are probably thriving right now.

 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Not much has changed since the last time I posted. I’m really annoyed at this point because there’s nothing to write about. Hopefully I don’t ramble too much.

I’ve been playing a lot of video games with my cousin, Gabe. In particular, we have been playing “Ark: Survival Evolved.” In this game, you’re a survivor in the prehistoric times with dinosaurs and other beasts, some of which are fictional. Anyway, we kept on making bases, but they got raided and robbed like every time.

A while back, I ordered a shotgun from Cabela’s and it’s now ready for pick up. The problem is that I’m up north and Cabela’s is all the way in Chesterfield. I don’t know if they’re going to shut down or not. One thing is for sure though: I want my shotgun.

I’ve also been going on lots of walks, seeing as that’s about all I can do to keep active at this point. I do feel that it’s very important for everyone to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately in these circumstances, that’s not always the first thing that comes to mind.

I hope we don’t have to miss more school than the assigned weeks. For all I know, the day before we went on a long break could have been my last day of high school. I really hope not. That would be kind of depressing. I’m sure things will go back to normal soon, hopefully.

 

Friday, March 20, 2020

These blogs are starting to get really repetitive. Writing in here every single day can only go on so long. There’s not too much to write about when you are supposed to isolated yourself from everyone else.

I’ve basically been studying, watching movies and playing video games. there’s not really been much variety besides maybe the occasional walk outside.

I do miss a lot of my friends from Utica, being that I’m up north at Higgins Lake right now. It is really nice up here though. Very peaceful and quiet up here.

I’m really hoping that the movie and television show supply doesn’t run out because I can’t play games for too long without getting bored. I did just get a new one called “Doom Eternal,” so that should keep me occupied for quite awhile.

Hopefully I don’t run out of things to talk about because I’m starting to reach that point. More to be said tomorrow, I guess.

 

 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

I feel like I’m spending way too much time indoors. Unfortunately, we aren’t supposed to be outside so that creates a problem. I guess the weather isn’t too nice either so the outdoors wouldn’t be an option anyways.

I just can’t wait for summer to come so we can go fishing out on the boat. Hopefully by that point, our situation will have been solved. Until then, we sit and wait away from each other.

Ethan is really getting on my nerves; I think I’m going to slap him with my keyboard. Here it goes.

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I think that makes us even now. Hopefully we can get along from here on out. After all, we will be spending the next month together. But one can only play video games and watch television for so long before going nuts.

 

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

My cousins from Ohio were going to visit us up north, but due to their state talking about a quarantine, they had to cancel. I’m really disappointed because I love to hang out with them. We don’t get to see them very often, so when we do, it’s very special.

This whole virus thing is really affecting the way things are. I just bought a shotgun for the trap shooting season and now I’m pretty sure the team canceled this season.

Cameron Smale
This is my brother, moments before we lost it.

I don’t know how much longer I can deal with Ethan. We do get along, but only when we play video games. He did slam my head on his keyboard; tomorrow is payback time.

I honestly feel like Doogie Howser (look him up). I’m sitting here writing blogs and I have no idea when the vaccine for this virus will be discovered, which mean I might be doing this for a while. Hopefully not; I can’t keep doing this for long.

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

I’m really bummed because we had to cancel my senior trip cruise. It really sucks because me and my best friend have been planning this trip for over a year. We had excursions planned in the Dominican Republic and Grand Turk, where were were going to explore these islands, and make memories with seniors from around the country. It was going to be our great vacation; the one that we would never forget. Now I won’t forget that we had to cancel.

Cameron Smale
This is the shirt I would have been wearing on the first day of my cruise, with the rest of the seniors. Since it’s already been ordered, it’s going to be a reminder of what should have been, instead of a fun reminder of a once-in-a-lifetime vacation with my best friend.

Even if we did end up rescheduling, it won’t be the same. This would have been the one time for all seniors to get together and all have fun in one place.

This virus is having a way bigger affect on us than I would have ever imagined. In all honesty, I thought this was going to blow over a long time ago. Instead, here I am, writing a blog post about how I can’t go on vacation.

Hopefully the researchers are working to the best of their capabilities and will find a vaccine soon. Until then, I’m stuck here writing blogs.

 

Monday, March 16, 2020

I honestly don’t feel like this virus is as bad as everyone says it is. People are freaking out over nothing. The problem with everyone thinking this virus is a huge deal is that the grocery stores are almost empty. With this happening, there are a few problems.

For instance, there’s no toilet paper. I don’t get it; why toilet paper? Of all the essential resources, people choose to freak out over this. What about jerky or something? We can use leaves for a substitute.

Another thing that is annoying me is that the snacks are gone. People are acting like we’re in the midst of a zombie apocalypse when it’s literally just like the flu. And due to this, I can’t go to the store and get a box of Pop Tarts because the doomsday preppers are having a field day over the situation and are stocking up their bunkers.

If people just acted normal, of course taking sanitary actions a little further, there wouldn’t be an issue. Nobody would have to worry about what they were going to have to wipe with while sitting on the toilet, and I could still go to the store and get what I want.

What companies are going to start doing is jacking up all their prices due to high demand, which is going to inflate the economy through the roof. But if we stop acting like idiots and start calming down, then big companies won’t be able to take advantage of this small health problem.

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