It was really, really fun and really awesome to be back with my team doing my favourite thing! I have a bunch of friends that I don't really hang out with outside of track, and it was nice to catch up with them again. I ran a few miles, much faster than I had been running with my parents, and it kind of hurt (it turns out running a few miles for a few weeks doesn't really get you in shape :) ). I finished, though, and even practised hand-offs with my relay team.
But, as it turns out, there wasn't that much to tell yet this early in the year, so I wanted to tell you guys about something that I have been interested in lately. Paper Towns.
The term "Paper Towns" has been around for a while, but has recently been brought to my attention through the book Paper Towns by John Green. This book, while a great read, does not actually cover the topic of paper towns, which is a completely separate idea.
Paper towns are fake towns that map makers put on the maps they make so that they know if someone has copied their map. The idea behind this is that if their fake town showed up on someone else's map then they would know that they have copied the map. This is actually a really cool idea, and I think that people are really smart to do this, because if you didn't know what towns were actually where, you would not know that these towns didn't exist in the real world. So, here are some "paper towns" that we are told are real, but are actually fake.
I don't know about you guys, but I find this stuff fascinating, and I really enjoy it!
I hope you all have a lovely day, and I'll post again tomorrow!
- Pooh Bear
If you would like to see sources for this post, as well as more "paper towns" click here!