AH_Jarod

Male
from Western United States

  • Activity

    • I'm back home

      3 years ago

      AH_Jarod

      Hey guys,


      After about two months I'm back home form working at a summer camp. It went really well. I loved it. I taught cooking classes. I even had students from an international youth group all the way from China. They were so cool, a bit hard to teach since their was a bit of a language barrier, but those kids were so smart and picked things up incredible fast.

      For next season the camp has be prepped and trained to be working high adventure. Which would be totally awesome. That's my dream job. Hiking, back packing, and climbing the entire season with friends and a group of kids. I can't wait.

      On other news I'm so close to getting my Eagle Scout award, I just need to complete my board of review with the council, so very excited! Though I'm also now in the market for a Venturing Crew. For those of you who don't know, a Venturing Crew is a like a Co-Ed Boy Scouts but they get to do a lot more things then the Boy Scouts. So that would be really awesome to be part of because it's what I love to do.

      Till next time,


      -Jarod

    • 4 years ago

      AH_Jarod

      my cooking classes are doing so great today. They learned a lot and are now running the pass. I'm very proud of my kids!

    • working at summer camp

      4 years ago

      AH_Jarod

      Hey guys, been a while. probalbly be a while more. I'm working as a camp counslor up in the mountains in this summer and we have very little time on the computers and barely any wifi. It's good though. Lots of awesome work.

      I'm working as the cooking merit badge director, which is really awesome. They gave me a kitchen and I get to teach all these kids how to cook. I'm really proud of my kids, each week we get a new set and I'm so excited to see how they do.

      I'm part of the Scout's Skills Department. or better known as, the Corps of Engineers. We build lots of things using ropes and lashings and digging holes. On fridays we play a big game of hide and seek where the scouts try to find the staff and we're building fox holes to hide in. Lots of fun work.

      Saved a kid in the pool during the polar bear swim. He went under in the deep end and I swam up and got him. problem was he grabbed around me and pinned my arms to me. so for 5 minutes I'm treading water with just my legs getting this kid to the shore. Did such a good job, I'm not in the process of getting trained and certified to be a lifeguard. That'll be good. Won't help much in the desert but you know, things happen.

      The kids here are great, it's why I'm doing all of this. even if there's a problem, I know that what I'm doing is something I believe in and that's all that matters. I wouldn't be here if I didn't believe in it.

      I'm a bit worried for next week since we're going to have 600+ scouts (less then 100 this week) and my class is the most popular. I'm sure it'll go well.

      Think I'm going to go hitch a ride with some friends and head to Yorba Linda to visit my grand parents. It's really easy to make friends up here since we're all working hard and close to each other.

      Wish me luck!

    • 4 years ago

      AH_Jarod

      Hey, I haven't been on in a long while. Been busy with school and at home life kicking my butt.

      To those who don't know, I go to one of the best high schools in the nation (top 7%, very surprising coming from Nevada but makes sense once you go there). I mean, my school is incredible. I study things that interest me (Graphic Design and Animation {3D and 2D}), I have made lots of great friends, and I really was excited every day I woke up to go to school.

      I mean, I have always hated school, but being at this high school has made me love going every day. Though, I guess it's changing now. A little backstory first, my little sister wanted to do online school. She was never bullied or anything in middle school, she just wanted to get ahead and graduate early, she loves learning new things and it was a way for her to learn lots. Great, right?

      Well my parents got in their heads that I go to a poor school in the projects. They equally compare the value of my school to those you see on TV where it's in a failing city and the government comes together and buys the students pencils or something. Never mind the fact that I go to a school that instead has some of the most advanced technology at our fingertips and literally have colleges their so frequently their like the armed service requiting stations, trying to sign up a student for their school.

      I make fine grades, I mean, I'll admit, I let my grades slip at one point when I left for my Skills USA state contest, but I worked hard to pull my grades up to A/B. I was failing math for some time and now I have an 85%. I studied hard, got tutoring, worked with the teacher, and what would you know, I got a good grade.

      But now my parents have convinced everyone of our extended family and all of our family friends that it is stupid of me to want to stay in this school. My step mom just goes after me on this, but they came up with a deal that after all these months of being beaten down on all the time, I'm not sure I can do. They want me to get all A's and B's on everything; test, quizzes, work sheets, even the smallest things they expect that or if not they will pull me out of my school the day of.

      I want to go to my school. It's my home, but I have been so broken by them I can't even face it anymore. I'm like a zombie most days just going through my daily routines dreading the moment I have to get home and hear more about how poor my school is.

      I finally got with something I enjoy, and I'm losing it because I can't fight back anymore. I'm spent.

      They gave me a choice though to call it quits now and start with online school next year, the transition would be easier from the beginning, and I don't think I can do. I used to have much more faith in myself.

      talk later.

    • 1 year (+3 Months)

      4 years ago

      AH_Jarod

      WHOA! it's been a year (+3months)

      Must say, love this community, you all, rock, can't wait to spend another year with you guys.

      <3

    • Sadies blunder

      4 years ago

      AH_Jarod

      Strangest thing happened this week.

      To start off on Sunday I went on this terrible blind date with a female wrestler (gold medal winning, she must of brought it up a hundred times) who didn't even notice I was there and was just down right rude.

      Then Monday I was asked out to sadies and that was good. Different girl, noticed I was there, all good.

      Come the dance, five minutes in she runs off and makes out with a girl. The entire time, totally forgot she asked me and what not. Alrighty then.

      So that happened, how are you guys?

    • 4 years ago

      AH_Jarod

      Graphic Design is great, until you're looking for a job with it.

    • school keeps going on and on

      4 years ago

      AH_Jarod

      school keeps going on and on! I'm a pretty good student, mostly A's and a few B's, but man, school is boring. It's basically listening to my teacher go on and on about some topic or project I'm not interested in.I know, I need to do good job in school, I'm not really sure why, but I need to.

      work, work, work.

      At least it's a four day week and I get to go camping this weekend, I can get away from the house (which we're moving again, it's been almost a year and a half {a record for us} so we best get moving across the street or something)

      See you later Rooster Teeth

    • The entirety of montyoum.net blog entries: What Goes Up: August 5th, 2014

      4 years ago

      AH_Jarod

      -The Blog updates from Montyoum.net before it gets taken down eventually.


      What Goes Up: August 5th, 2014
      I decided what were to create would help with the nightmares. Turns out they're making them worse.

    • The entirety of montyoum.net blog entries: Monty of 2013: August 1st, 2013

      4 years ago

      AH_Jarod

      -The Blog updates from Montyoum.net before it gets taken down eventually.

      Monty of 2013: August 1st, 2013
      is in progress

  • Comments (11)

    • Raf Raf

      5 years ago

      Thanks for the add!

    • nerdist WeWillMissKD

      5 years ago

      Thanks for the add! Just curious how you found me?

      • nerdist WeWillMissKD

        5 years ago

        Ahh cool! Well WELCOME TO THE SITE! smiley12.gif

      • AH_Jarod

        5 years ago

        Just through friends of friends, I noticed your name appeared more then once and figured if I'm going to hear of this gent I might as well here it from himself

    • J3ST3R31 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Hello there Jarod! Nice to meet you. smiley1.gif

      • J3ST3R31 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Haha you're right on the cool guy part. smiley8.gif

      • AH_Jarod

        5 years ago

        One of my friends like your 500th friend journal and I thought," this guy seems cool, ill friend him"

      • J3ST3R31 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        I'm curious to know how you found me.

      • AH_Jarod

        5 years ago

        Hey there, nice to meet you too.

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