Monday, April 21, 2014


My blogging challenge topic this week is about Pompeii.

The city of Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples. Pompeii was mostly destroyed and buried 13 to 20 ft of ash eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
By the time of its destruction, 160 years later, its population was probably approximately 20,000, and the city had a complex water system, an amphitheater, gymnasium and a port. Evidence for the destruction originally came from a surviving letter by Pliny the Younger, who saw the eruption from a distance and described the death of his uncle Pliny the Elder, an admiral of the Roman fleet, who tried to rescue citizens. The site was lost for about 1,500 years until its initial rediscovery in 1599 and broader rediscovery almost 150 years later. The objects that lay beneath the city have been well preserved for centuries because of the lack of air and moisture. These artifacts provide an extraordinarily detailed insight into the life of a city. During the excavation, plaster was used to fill in the voids between the ash layers that once held human bodies. This allowed one to see the exact position the person was in when he or she died. Pompeii has been a tourist destination for over 250 years. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy, with approximately 2.5 million visitors every year.


Wednesday, April 09, 2014


Have you seen the movie "Divergent"? If you haven't I will personally buy you a ticket, drive you to your nearest movie theater, get you candy, and sit in the theater with you. Like this movie cannot even compare to the "Hunger Games", and I thought that movie was the bomb dot com. I didn't read the book, I am kicking myself still because I didn't, and I heard that was 100x better than the Hunger Games book!

Well the movie is about (according to the summary on the website), " A thrilling action-adventure film is set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late." If that doesn't sound interesting enough just check out the cast.  


The blog site has many links like cast, the movie summary, make-up, opinions from fans, behind the scenes, and awards/news. The blog was created by Paulina and Bill. The last update was today and it was about their wins at the MTV Awards. This blog is similar to mine because I also have a cast list, an opinion about the movie, and I also have a summary for mine.  In conclusion, my blog is similar to a blog site because of the cast, my opinions, and a summary of the movie.

Shailene Woodley- Oh my goodness, she is a great actress. I predict she will be the next Jennifer Lawrence!

Theo James- Then here comes the awesome guy that totally beats up everyone and comes with a ton of surprises. (He's also not to hard on the eyes)