Reading with Rex – Poem


The cold winter air hits my skin

Though I’ve been outside for so long

That I barely can even feel it anymore.

The shadow of the statue above me

Is shading the book in my lap.


Despite the fact that the lights are

Blinding me each and every time I look up.

I’m content as I lean against the cold material,

I don’t even know what he’s made of.


All I know is that my voice is echoing

In the empty night,

The only one to hear me is Rex,

The statue who listens to me read.


I’m not sure why I feel content,

Maybe it’s the air that I can’t even feel.

Perhaps even the book in my lap

Or my voice as I am overly aware of it.


It’s not my bed that I feel most at home

Not even that house I barely know

But moments like these,

When Rex is the only one to hear

My thoughts, it’s almost as though he is my family.


Despite the fact that you can walk passed the colorful wall,

Through the alleyway between the buildings,

And directly in front to the building that I call my room.

It is not my home, despite everything.

Instead it is a spot underneath the statue,

Being protected by his strength

And invisible to all those who do not listen to his roar.


Snow and Five Things You Can Do in Order to Avoid it!

So as many of you may know, I live in the state of North Carolina and recently is snowed about 9-11 inches in a period of two days which is a lot, especially for our first snow of the year.

We are one of those states that while it does snow, it doesn’t snow excessively so schools tend to freak out. I know that the people up north make fun of us because we tend to freak out and close down, but honestly it makes a lot of sense for us.

Due to the fact that it doesn’t snow nearly enough, our school buses and our schools in general are not to the requirements of making it through the snow and managing life. It’s a safety hazard not to close down unless bus transportation can rationally get everywhere safely, otherwise it would be a case of students being unsafe.

So before you make fun of us and freak out, please think rationally before you do so, we don’t have basically a year round snow, we have OCCASIONAL snow. Meaning most of our cars and buses are not equipped to deal with such weather conditions. Personally, I think it is one of our state’s major design issues.

Anyways so with 9-10 inches of snow, unsurprisingly school was cancelled and not only that but because of my mom and step dad getting separated, my mom was really worried about driving in the snow so I spent all of my weekend at one of her coworker’s house.

I actually loved it there! Since the move, I haven’t had a lot of chances to be with dogs since we moved into an apartment without one which is the first time since I was about three years old. I have a bunch of fish (8, not including my 2 snails) but it’s just not the same.

But since I hate snow (I love the weather, don’t question that but I think snow is rather pointless) , I was trying to think of stuff to do and here is my list of indoor activities to do during bad weather conditions (while I pretend that I ever go outside anyways)!


One : Here’s the obvious. Watch movies!

The house I was at had absolutely no internet so I was going through all of her movies to find some stuff and here is the list of movies I watched!

  • Jurassic Park : The Remake.
  • Catch Me if You Can (with Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hanks!)
  • Titanic (with Leonardo Dicaprio!)
  • The Green Mile (with Tom Hanks!)

There was a mild Tom Hanks and Leonardo Dicaprio connection as I kept watching movies and while I am POSITIVE there are more, I can not for the life of me remember what the rest were.


Two : If you’re a writer, especially. WRITE!

Weirdly enough, I mostly just read Ouran High School Host Club fanfiction rather than writing but still, this is an option that I definitely should have taken advantage of. Oops? Oh well, I still have the rest of this snow break!

As a writer, any excuse given is a good excuse to write.

Three : If you’re a student. DO HOMEWORK!

Class only barely started, in fact. I still haven’t had my last college class on my list because I haven’t had college on a Thursday or a Friday yet.

But unfortunately, I did have homework. So, of course, I did it! Relatively easy and on a completely random note, I think I am going to really like my Art Appreciation professor!

But honestly, as we get further into the semester. Snow days become a blessing because you have all this free time to work on things, especially if you’re running behind on work. This is a great chance to catch up!


Four : This is great for everyone. READ!

If you’re one of those poor suckers who hate reading, I feel so bad for you because you are missing out on a lot of stuff! But honestly, if you “hate” reading, you just have not found the right book or genre and this could be a great chance to read a book inside your home (I had William Shakespeare : The Complete Plays) or go onto your phone and computer to search up good books to read.

Wattpad (not being sponsored in any way) is a great website if you want free, original stories or even fan fiction! You just have to do some searching. I obsessively read an Ouran fan fiction this entire weekend that I absolutely adored. If you want to add me on Wattpad : Sharkylovesyou.

Five : This is great for any age. DO SOME COLORING! 

Apparently these adult coloring books have gotten really popular and honestly, I have a Harry Potter coloring book that I absolutely adore coloring in and this is a great thing you can do if you get bored.

It’s a way to think creatively and have some fun! I have the Harry Potter coloring book : Places and Characters and I finished up the Quidditch picture on New Years (picture below) but I started working on another picture over the break.

I suck at coloring but I had a lot of fun!


But anyways, regardless of what you do. HAVE FUN! These are just some of my ideas if you’re stuck and by no means does it mean that you have to. I hope you guys have an amazing day and PLEASE STAY WARM!

If you’re in a place like Florida, I envy you.