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My first hot spot is my house. I live in Gardena, California. I have lived there for about two years now. It means a lot to me because it is where I spend a lot of my time, almost as much as school. If I could I would move my house to Venice because then it would be closer to my school, my friends, and my family. Besides location, I would not change anything about my house because I don't think I would love it as much. I don't have a favorite memory of my house because I always have a great time and I would never want to forget one thing that has happened to me while I've lived there. If my house wasn't there anymore I would be homeless. I would be devastated and I would miss it so much.
Another hot spot is my grandparent's house. It is the one place I feel the most at home, even more than my own house. It is the place where I have spent the happiest times of life and made the greatest memories at. I would not change one thing about my grandparent's house because then it just wouldn't have the same feeling. For as long as I can remember the only thing that has changed is the color of the front door. My favorite memory of my grandparent's house is how my grandpa used to always measure how tall I was when I was younger, sometimes he still measures and that brings back so many memories. If my grandparent's house wasn't there anymore my life honestly would not be the same because I go there everyday. My life would be really boring, especially because so many funny things happen when I'm at their house.
The next hot spot isn't really a place, it's my old baby- sitter Rhonda. I have known her my entire life. I consider her to be one of my best friends and completely trust her. Rhonda is so funny and I am always comfortable when she's around. I would never want to change anything about Rhonda. For as long as I can remember she has been the same, and I think when people don't forget who they were when they were younger they seem to be happier and easy to stay friends with. My favorite memory of Rhonda is the first time we went to Disneyland together she was the first person who truly taught me all the great things about Disney and how to love it so much. It was her birthday. If Rhonda weren't around anymore I wouldn't have anyone to talk to or to tell all my funny stories to. I would miss being able to reminisce about all the years I have known her.
My final hot spot is a Venice High School football game. I have been coming to Venice games for my entire life. There's just something magical about being at a game on Friday night at Venice. My dad has coached here for the past fourteen years and has been the head coach for the past twelve. It means the world to mean to be able to stand on the sidelines of those games and cheer for my dad's team just as my mom did when she attended Venice with my dad who was the quarterback. I wouldn't change anything about the games other than I wish more students would come and experience it instead of taking it for granted. From what I hear, it is the same at it has always been. I suppose people who came to school here and the games on Friday nights have brought their kids who have also fallen in love with it. My favorite memory of a game at Venice is the night we won the third round of playoffs and headed to the Coliseum, the championship game. Our record was 13-0, and we were bound to make history. The stands were insane with everyone jumping up and down and screaming, "Whose house? V-House!" It is a night I will never forget. If Venice didn't have football games anymore, I would feel something missing from inside of me. I wouldn't be the same person I am today and I don't think I would be as involved with school.
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