I've been staying in Massachusetts for the past week. It's this program called the National Youth Leadership Forum, where I stay at a college for a week and learn about engineering. As I've mentioned, I want to be an inventor, so it's pretty important that I learn this stuff. Most of it has just been sitting in lectures, sleeping in a dorm, and designing a wheelchair. A few days ago, we went to MIT, so that was pretty cool. I'd already been there once before, though, on a road trip with my dad. But, man, their wifi is amazing.
Massachusetts is by far my favorite state. The weather's great for snow, and it's practically the intellectual center of the world. My second favorite state is Maine, because of the tap water.
We walked around looking at the food shops for a bit, and then sat down to eat. And that was when John saw a guy wearing a horse head. Not a real one, a rubber one. John walked up to him and excitedly asked where he got the hat. He directed him to the comics store, aka the land of miscellaneous weird stuff. They had everything. Everything besides important stuff, that is. The place was filled with little trinkets, like a "Stupid stuff" button, a sonic screwdriver from "Doctor Who," and two rows of Minecraft merchandise.
I got a Minecraft Diamond Sword.
Preston got a soda-can drinking hat.
I was extremely excited about my diamond sword. Still am, actually!
Needless to say, John's horse head attracted a lot of attention. People were walking up to him asking for a picture with him. A few times I'd pop in the picture.
Not to say that my diamond sword didn't draw any attention. But not nearly as much. After a while, I got some fried dough that comprised my dinner. At the end of the day, we were all pretty happy.
So it was a pretty good day.