## Random Awesomeness with Clare!

The Diving Decagon

March 3, 2020

A story mathematical story of a shape who was looking for a new ways to find adventure.

There once was a Decagon who was a fisherman. He spent every day on a boat. He would drive as though he was a ray. He would start at one point and continue to drive for what seemed like forever. Decaman would get on his pentagon shaped boat to drive on the flat ocean that compared to a plane that could extend as far as he could see. His favorite things to do were to look into the clear water and see the reflection his face would make on the surface, and to watch as the different types of fish dilated in size. However, the decagon became tired of driving the same vertical and adjacent angles every day. He quickly became bored and needed to think of a new way to have fun. He decided he would enter a rectangular shaped cage, to witness the feeding of his favorite shark underwater, the Great White shark. Decaman was given three large chunks of dead fish carcass’ to feed to the beast. The first fish was in the shape of an irregular hexagon, the second was a convex heptagon, and the last was a fish head in the shape of a scalene triangle. While attempting to feed the shark one of the cylinder bars of the rectangular diving cage came loose! Decaman had to think fast of what he needed to do to save himself. Then, he remembered he had kept a pack of Slim Jim sticks in the pocket of his diving suit. Decaman thought, “Well, if the shark loves Slim Jim’s as much as I do, I for sure will distract him with them.” Decaman threw the regular shaped meat stick, and sure enough they caught the attention of the underwater monster. While the shark was occupied, Decaman swam up to the horizon where the boat was. He swam as fast as he could parallel to the shark cage, until he reached safety in his pentagon shaped boat. The End.

#### January 24th

Start using these words today!
Ever feeling like you use the same words everyday? OR tired of hearing different people use the same words? Every day you spend hours talking and sending texts, but you are just reusing the same casual words without even knowing it.
It is finally time that you spice it up, learn something new that will broaden your vocabulary, sound like a even more spunky person, or heck, even more intelligent!

### Sound more intelligent, ready, set, go

Vernacular– The language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region.
Antidote– A remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison.
Brusque– Rudely abrupt or blunt in speech or manner.
Angst– An acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety.
Capricious– Impulsive and unpredictable.

### Wanting more spunky energy!

Deja Vu– The experience of thinking a new situation already occurred.
Cloying– Overly sweet.
Disheveled– In disarray; extremely disorderly.
Elan– Enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness.
Surreptitious– Sneaky.

### Slipping into a new conversation

Narcissist– Someone who is excessively self-centered.
Peevish– Easily irritated or annoyed.
Censure– Harsh criticism or disapproval; The state of being excommunicated; Rebuke formally.
Dejected– Affected or marked by low spirits.
Civility– Formal politeness and courtesy in behavior or speech.

Today’s challenge is to attempt to try out a few of these new words. See what ways you can squish them into your daily conversation, and if none of the above interest you, than look up some of your own!

# Random Facts

#### November 14th

Welcome to week one or random need to know facts with me, Clare Merryman. I am just here trying to educate the folks I walk beside everyday.
This week I present 95% bogus laws that you never knew existed for different states.

Hawaii—> You are only allowed one drink in front if you at a time on the sands of Hawaii. No, you are not the only one to think you can just scoot around this law by stepping a few feet forward into the ocean, so that you are technically drinking in the ocean.

New York —> WARNING: NO TIGER SELFIES
Sorry guys no photos with the big cats, unless you want to be touring the police station instead of the zoo.

North Carolina—> Bet you didn’t think there was a max on the amount of time you could play Bingo. There is a 10 hour limit per week, unless you are playing exhibition bingo.

Oregon—> *prepare yourself* You are not permitted to throw your poop out of a moving car. Don’t even think about leaving a container of pee on the side of the highway. Well, unless you want to cough up \$250 to the state.

Georgia—> Hope you weren’t planning on staying on your boat for more than 30 days, otherwise you and your boat are about to be removed from the water by water patrol.