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Election Day

Election Day

Jeff Hinshaw
Jeff Hinshaw
November 4, 2008 12:00 AM EST
So, in the United States, today is the great, almighty Election Day. After this day is over, I will be relieved. I don't know about you, but I'm starting to get pretty sick of the election. I mean, the campaign has just gotten annoying! All the mudslinging and all the "I'm right and he's wrong" and "He...
Jeff and Elijah Survive Car Accident

Jeff and Elijah Survive Car Accident

Jeff Hinshaw
Jeff Hinshaw
November 2, 2008 12:00 AM EDT
Steph's Account Oh, friends...I love my friends. I love them so much I frequently will hang out with them. With this said our story begins. It all began on a normal Thursday after school. All we were going to do was go to Gary's Berries and have a blast, but something else just had to happen. The...
The Corn People

The Corn People (narrated)

Jeff Hinshaw
Jeff Hinshaw
October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT
You may have read in the previous blog, Gary's Berries, that there lives a people called the Corn People. You may have also heard me talk about the holy grounds, burial grounds, and the tour of the Corn People's history. I am about to tell you everything I know about the Corn People. First off, I will...
Gary's Berries

Gary's Berries (narrated)

Elijah Kampsen
Elijah Kampsen
October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT
Elijah's Account: Gary's Berries is one of the few forms of entertainment in Topeka, KS (rural nowhere). A quick overview: Gary's Berries is a giant corn maize. So, when it opens for a short period in the fall, hundreds flock for their chance to get lost, for money (including me). Not a concept...
ADT Signs

ADT Signs

Elijah Kampsen
Elijah Kampsen
October 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT
So, the other night, Jeff and I and some others were over at our friend Steph's house. While out in her yard, we kicked a football and a soccer ball back and forth. While chasing one of the balls, I came across a piece of pentagon-shaped cardboard lying facedown in her yard. Curious as I was, I went...
Those Cluckin' Chickens

Those Cluckin' Chickens

Liam Kampsen
Liam Kampsen
September 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT
I was in my brothers room (Elijah's) and I was in there for a good reason. His room was 1 inch bigger than mine, so not a very good reason. Anyways, my dad was talking to him about his computer or something and all of a sudden... Elijah said there were chickens outside his window! I was so angry, that...
Mini Golf

Mini Golf

Jeff Hinshaw
Jeff Hinshaw
September 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT
You know what's great about being sixteen? You can drive. Anywhere. Alone. Or with others. We took this advantage that my friend Steph had and Steph, Elijah, and I (Jeff) went mini golfing. I don't know if you've ever been mini golfing (If you haven't, you have failed the game of life. Play mini golf.),...
Elijah's Goal Essay

Elijah's Goal Essay

Elijah Kampsen
Elijah Kampsen
September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT
These pages were written by Elijah for his freshman English class. He had to choose a goal, then write about the goal, how he would achieve it, and more. Just read... Part 1 Part 2 I did pretty well on my first one (considering I got a perfect,) but not so well when I tried the same...
School Pictures

School Pictures

Elijah Kampsen
Elijah Kampsen
September 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT
Ahhh, one of my favorite school days, school picture day. I love to fill out the form and decide which color I want the background of the picture to be. I love to go through my closet and decide what looks best for me to be forever remembered in my school yearbook. That was always the case. Until this...
Cinderella: The Modern Tale

Cinderella: The Modern Tale

Jeff Hinshaw
Jeff Hinshaw
September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT
Once upon a time, Cinderella's mother died during a skydiving accident. Soon after, her father remarried a woman with two daughters. After the daughters arrived, they stole everything belonging to Cinderella and left her only an old t-shirt, an old pair of tennis shoes, and some jeans. They made fun...
Motion Sensitive

Motion Sensitive

Elijah Kampsen
Elijah Kampsen
September 9, 2008 12:00 AM EDT
Now, before we get started, I just wanna let you know, every aspect of this story is true. Before we moved, we went through 3 neighbors across the street from us. The first ones were nice, but this story focuses on the second ones. Now, after the first ones moved, we were excited to meet our new neighbors....
Mob Wars

Mob Wars

Elijah Kampsen
Elijah Kampsen
September 8, 2008 12:00 AM EDT
Mob Wars is yet another one of those games that Jeff and I have become addicted too (as well as most of our friends.) Damn these Javascript games. The idea behind this game is as follows: Commit crimes to earn cash and XP. Buy property to earn you cash. Kill fellow mobsters to earn cash...
Sudoku

Sudoku

Jeff Hinshaw
Jeff Hinshaw
August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT
Sudoku is possibly the best puzzle ever invented! Seriously! In math, our teacher likes handing out extra credit every once in a while, and when she hands it out, it's sudoku! I love extra credit days! I take the puzzle and start working on it immediately. I won't work on anything else until that puzzle...
Fashion Police On Patrol

Fashion Police On Patrol

Barbara Hollingsworth
Barbara Hollingsworth
August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT
By Barbara Hollingsworth The Capital-Journal Published Monday, August 18, 2008 Jeff and I have been writing for a small teen section in the local newspaper (The Topeka Capital-Journal) for a month or so, and were recently chosen from that group of kids for a photo shoot to demonstrate dress code...
Coldplay - Violet Hill

Coldplay - Violet Hill

Elijah Kampsen
Elijah Kampsen
August 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT
This is a first for Official Orange. I'm going to review a song. The band is Coldplay, the song, Violet Hill. I'll start off by saying, it's a great song. I love it. It starts off great. "Was a long and dark December, from the rooftops I remember, there was snow...white snow..." Then, there's a very...
Linkin Park Concert

Linkin Park Concert

Elijah Kampsen
Elijah Kampsen
August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT
As you may have noticed, Official Orange was idle Wednesday night, August 13th. I know. You're pissed. But, we have good reason. Jeff and I went with Steph and my dad to see Linkin Park in Bonner Springs. We left around 5:45. When we arrived, we were directed to parking by a man in an orange vest, followed...
Iowa State Fair

Iowa State Fair

Jeff Hinshaw
Jeff Hinshaw
August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT
So, as some of you might have known, I was in Iowa August 8-10. Why you ask? It's because I went to the Iowa State Fair! The Iowa State Fair has to be the best state fair out of all the states! Wait a minute, it is! That's right. It's ranked number one! Although, I'll have to admit, state fairs really...
Topping It Off

Topping It Off

Liam Kampsen
Liam Kampsen
August 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT
I was outside one day playing with my throwing top. It was too much. The tip was worn down and it wouldn't spin! Suddenly I heard a screeching noise! The noise... of a locust I was stunned to see it being chased by a blue jay! I was afraid the poor creature wouldn't make it! I watched in terror as it...
Official Orange: Retro

Official Orange: Retro

Elijah Kampsen
Elijah Kampsen
August 9, 2008 12:00 AM EDT
Okay, to start things off, this will be an ongoing blog with things being added as they go out of style. This is kind of the illustrated story of OO past, as told by Elijah and Jeff. So, let's start from the beginning. Part 1: The Xanga Site - Elijah From the beginning of time,...
Cats Pawing on Doors

Cats Pawing on Doors

Elijah Kampsen
Elijah Kampsen
August 9, 2008 12:00 AM EDT
Cats that paw on doors are a major annoyance. You know what I'm talking about. I'm talking about when they stand in front of a door and then proceed to place their paws on the door and drag them down it over and over until you come open the door for them. Fatty Feefs is a professional door pawer-onner....