Pineapple pt.1

Hello everyone!

First thing to say about this post: I like pineapples.  A lot.  They are one of my favorite things ever.  My mom was given a pineapple to put in a fruit salad and kept the crown of it (the top).  We let it dry on the counter and then I asked if I could plant it.  I have always wanted pineapple plant and here was my chance.  So, after it dried I found a pot and put the pineapple top in it.  I was very proud of my pineapple plant.  That is, until the tips of some of the bigger leaves started to turn brown and shrivel up.  After observing my pineapple for a few days I came to the conclusion that the bigger leaves dying was not a big deal.  There are many new leaves growing from the center.

That’s all I have for now!  I will probably do another post later with another update.

Much love,

Leila

An Update on Posting

Soooooo I haven’t posted in a long time.  There are several reasons.  One of them is that it is the end of the school year and another is that it is also almost time for a youth camp I attend as staff.  Side note – the amount of prep that goes into a youth camp is OUTRAGEOUS.

A third reason is that I spend a lot of time on my blog posts.  I am sort of a perfectionist when it comes to my writing (not so much with the rest of my life but we are not talking about that).  I am currently working on a post about a pineapple plant and a post about competing in public speaking that is written completely from personal experience.  Hopefully now that I am starting to wrap up my schoolwork I will have more time to work on my blog.

Much love,

Leila

Iron Man

Iron Man.  One of Marvel’s most well known superheroes and a self proclaimed genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist (the first superhero I ever heard of).  This is the superhero of the MCU that we have seen evolve the most.  While his ways have not changed much, his morals have.  He has lost everything and built himself back up from the ground just to have it ripped away again and have to start from the beginning.  We have gotten very in depth looks into his personal life and the emotional struggles he has gone through as a result of trying to fix everything on his own.  I’m sure many people have related with his struggles with depression and his frequent panic attacks.  Marvel has made sure that no matter what Iron Man goes through and how many people he saves, we remember there is a human inside that suit.  Tony Stark is inside that suit and it will hurt if he falls.

Tony Stark is the son of the late Maria and Howard Stark.  Howard Stark was an inventor that came onto the scene around WWII.  He was one of the scientists behind the serum that was used on Steve Rogers and also came up with the design for the shield that makes him so recognizable as Captain America.  Sadly, as we later find out, Tony’s parents were killed in an accident caused by the Winter Soldier.  This and the fact that the relationship between Tony and his father was not the best sparked much of the bitterness we see in Iron Man’s solo films.  Tony is the driving force behind most of the technology we see in the Marvel films.  Sadly, one of the things he created with the help of Bruce Banner started the conflict that made up the movie Age of Ultron.  This is also where the tension between Tony and Steve Rogers becomes very evident.

We first see Tony Stark in his solo movie, Iron Man (2008).  He then appears briefly in The Incredible Hulk (2008) and then we see him again in his second solo movie, Iron Man 2 (2010).  We see him again in Marvel’s The Avengers (2011) where all of the Avengers come together!!!  In 2013 Iron Man 3 was released and to date is the final Iron Man movie though we see Tony Stark in multiple other Marvel movies.

I hope you enjoyed this post!  As always tell me what you thought in the comments.  Who do you want to read about next?  I would love to know!!!

Much love,

Leila 😛