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Good and Bad

Good and Bad Thread

Hey, so I've had this idea for a while. It's sort of like the Happiness Thread, but it's actually kind of different. 

Everybody has problems sometimes, and you just have to let that out once in a while, right? The idea of this thread is that you can post about the bad things, but then--here's the catch (yeah there's a catch)--for every bad thing that you post, you have to also say two good things. Anything good that you can think of. And if you go into detail with your bad thing, you also have to go into detail about the good things. You can post as many bad things as you want, but you have to make sure to also post twice as many good things.


>This isn't a complaining thread, so don't be whiny but you can talk as much about the bad things as you want, as long as you talk just as much about the good things.

>You can post as many bad things per day as you want, but you have to find good things to go with them.  


I don't have any really bad things to talk about right now, but I'll just give a (sort of) example by saying:

1) (Bad) Today the weather is kind of blah and there's not much sun at all. 

2) (Good) I'm going to watch the Superbowl later, and Maroon 5 is doing the halftime show!

3) (Good) There was that time at the skating (roller skating and inline skating) rink that I go to once a month with my homeschool group when I skated so fast for so long, I felt really exhausted afterwards but it was SO FUN, and I loved it, and I got to hang out with my friends and talk to people.

Something like that!


submitted by Leafpool, age No, not a cat
(February 3, 2019 - 1:34 pm)

This is an awesome idea, Leafy! Who do you want to win in the superbowl? 

"Bad" ~ The weather is supposed to get hot over the next week which means my ice rink will melt. 

"Good" ~ At least I won't be half frozen!

"Good" ~ There's hockey on TV. I'm blissful.  

submitted by Silverwaxwing
(February 3, 2019 - 2:21 pm)
submitted by Topperwaxwing!
(February 3, 2019 - 2:21 pm)


@Silverwaxwing, I wanted the Patriots to win, being a New Englander. And they did, but...gosh! That was such a boring game! 

submitted by Leaftop!, age Tip top!, The TOP of the forest
(February 4, 2019 - 1:31 pm)

I know! The game was really boring and kind of a bust. I wanted the Rams to win, but honestly I wasn't even that sorry that they lost. It was just a dull game all around. I'm glad to know there is another football fan around here though! :) 

submitted by Silver, @Leafy
(February 5, 2019 - 11:37 am)

Good- I’m currently sitting on my family’s canoe in my backyard, it’s dark outside, and it’s snowing. I’m only wearing a hoodie and some sweatpants, but it’s not really that cold out. (Ok I just looked at the weather and it’s 33 degrees out here so I guess it’s kinda cold)

Bad- They didn’t perform Sweet Victory at the Super Bowl so like,,, if I’m gonna watch sports run by racist ppl for three hours straight at least have spongebob in there for more than 3 seconds.  

submitted by S. Clockwork
(February 4, 2019 - 11:30 pm)

Bad: I have a snow day today, and there was one yesterday, and if there's one tomorrow too it'll be really disruptive.

Good: But, hey! It's a snow day!

Good: And it's Tuesday, which means that Starseeker posted another chapter of Take Wing, and I can read it because I don't have to go to school! 

submitted by Kitten
(February 5, 2019 - 12:39 pm)

Bad-I'm sick, with a sore throat and runny nose

Good-It's snowy outside, so no school, so I'm not missing anything 

submitted by Spiffycat
(February 5, 2019 - 1:54 pm)

Oh, I do a thing like this in my journal! I try to write three bad things and three good things about every day, and three things to look forward to.

Bad: I had the worst schedule today (it rotates).

Good: My best friend and I are going to London this summer for a journalism camp!

Bad: I have a timed essay test on Thursday and I haven't started my outline.

Good: My orchestra is going to play in Carnegie Hall next month and our pieces are sounding really good (also kind of a bad thing because hello?? STRESS?? but it counts).

Bad: It's been super cold and rainy lately so I can't wear my cute new dress >:(

Good: Têt (the Vietnamese New Year) is today!

Congratulations on Carnegie Hall! What pieces are you going to play? Anything we would know? What instrument do you play? (You may have told us before, but I don't keep a written list.) Let us know how it goes. Will it be a big trip for you from home, or do you live close by?


submitted by Abigail, age Old enough, Inside my head
(February 5, 2019 - 9:39 pm)

Thank you so much, Admins! We're playing a Britten Symphony. It's part of a program where several schools from around the country all come to play. It's a pretty big trip— Across the U.S., at any rate. We'll be in NYC for a week and will also play for an alumni dinner affiliated with our school.

I once heard a string orchestra from Japan (on tour) play Britten's A Simple Symphony. If I remember right, one movement was all pizzicato. And what instrument do you play?


submitted by Abigail, age Old enough, Inside my head
(February 6, 2019 - 10:14 pm)

Yes, that's the one we're playing! There is a movement with all pizzicato, which is pretty hard, especially since our orchestra is very small. I play the violin!

submitted by Abigail, age Old enough, Inside my head
(February 7, 2019 - 6:52 pm)

Great idea, leafpool!

Bad: I have this really annoying essay that I have no idea how to write and its due on Monday! Eeek. And I barely started... Mostly because I'm procrastinating a lot. 

Good: I got my left leg split!! I've been working on it for a few weeks, so it's pretty exciting. 

Good: I went ice skating on Saturday night with lots of friends. It was so fun!! We skated for a long time and had a great time. And I love skating. 

submitted by Dandelion
(February 6, 2019 - 8:33 pm)

Bad~ I've got this awful sore throat/congestion/stuffed nose/ouchy ears, and it's insanity. I can barely speak.

Good~ I re-leveled back up to level three in gymnastics!

Good~ My face looks decentish. (My acne can get pretty bad ... :() 

submitted by Cho Chang
(February 7, 2019 - 6:22 am)

This is a great idea, Leafy!

Bad~ I’m waiting in a line for a roller coaster and it’s been over an hour and I’m bored and my feet hurt.

Good~ That’s about all the bad I can squeeze out because, hey, I’m about to go on a roller coaster!

Good~ And I’m at Disney, so it’s hard to complain. 

submitted by Leeli
(February 7, 2019 - 10:50 am)

Bad ~ I have an ensemble recital this Saturday with a duet partner where we play two pieces... but she. Doesn't. Know. Her. Pieces. *stresses*

Good ~ I got my schoolwork done early today, so... yeah. More me time.

Good ~ I got my second report card ever (since starting online school) a couple of days ago, and I got straight As in all my classes!! 

submitted by Vyolette
(February 7, 2019 - 12:45 pm)

Bad: I had an audition today and I don't feel like my song went very well.

Good: My monologue was good, and I'm super glad to have it over. 

Bad: I have two essays and my stupid rhyming French homework that I should be working on right now.

Good: I had the best schedule today, and Thursday is my favorite day of the week!

submitted by Abigail, age Old enough, Inside my head
(February 7, 2019 - 6:54 pm)