Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008


i made lasagna for dinner and while its cooking i'm racking my brain for something to write. i came home today and the younger kids where watching bob the builder x-treme adventures. x-treme like, pilchard getting stuck in a tree thats falling down and is two inches off the ground. its funny, pilchard is also a kind of fish and they named the cat after fish.

if figured nobody would mind if i skipped a few modules in biology. i wanted to skip all the way to the end, do the dissecting and be done. but since thats skipping six or so modules, it didnt go over to well with the higher authorities. and algerbra, i wanted to sorta skip that to. my dad keeps telling me that algerbra is so easy and that exactly my point. i need something a little more challenging to keep me from falling asleep, so i got an algerbra and trig book from the library. actually i didnt get the trig book yet because my dad says it will be to challenging.

nate called the other day and asked what grade i was in. that is a very odd question coming from him so i was pretty couriouse as to why he would ask that. i just looked up "couriouse" to see how to spell it because i know i spelled it really wrong. instead of getting the correct way to spell it, i get some lousy definition from an online dictionary, this is what they wrote: there is no definition, but it's a word used by people who turn off spell checkers. ( i know it spelled curious, but i'm leaving it.) anyways, at nate's work they are having a take your kids to work day and he wants to bring me and for some reason they want ninth graders. i am not in ninth grade and i am definately not nate's kid, but i guess he wants me to pretend. (pretend i'm in ninth grade, not pretend i'm his kid) i asked him what i would do all day and he says i would play video games or something. not my idea of an interesting and productive day, especially since i get bored very easily, but i said ok. he just had to ask if i was alowed. november fith i guess, i go to work with him if i want. this could be interesting.

i just went to check on the food and the oven was turned off, thanks to timmy. thats 50 minutes of cooking and i guess we wont be eating until eightish. and for some reason they put grapes in the saled. somebody needs to get me a mars bar with peanuts, and some rootbeer before i go crazy.

i think my mom somhow makes modest skirts somehow appear at the store. when i go by myself the only stuff i find is tight, emoish and skanky (if i may use that word). but if i go with my mom i find lots. like today i got five. i like the definition of emo i just found, a style of rock music influenced by punk rock and featuring introspective and emotionally fraught lyrics. i like the emotionally fraught lyrics part the best, if anybodys ever listened to rock music, its is definatly that.

anybody ever heard of the little monsters books? there was one at valu village that i wanted to get but didnt. they are pretty funny books, with creatures in them that are a cross between a dino and a dragon. their names are really good, like Kerploppus, Professor Wormbog, Zipperump-a-Zoos, Useless Blob and Sneedles.

i only have two songs left on this mp3 player ( i am using my own battery) and once its done the creative juices stop flowing. i know i'm being wierd, but i'm a little tired. so i am going to go eat lasagna now.

oh, i decided that after puppy dies i am going to get a bull dog and name it spud after the potatoey scarecrow thingy off of bob the builder. i'm not wishing puppy will die, just planning ahead. and nobody tell me words are missspelled because odds are i already know and i dont want to fix them. i did that on purpose.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


the start of the porch

Friday, October 3, 2008

Homemade Slime Recipe

Not to be fed to your pet or baby brother. Not good for leaving in carpets or on furniture overnight. To keep almost indefinitely, leave in ziploc bag in refrigerator when not sliming! Not a bad idea to wash hands before (so it doesn't grow mold) and after (so mom will let you eat dinner) playing with it. Slime isn't exactly toxic, but its not food.

How to do the experiment:
White Glue
Food Coloring (optional)
Ziploc bag

1. Borax is available in the laundry section of your local grocery store. Take a cup of water and add to it 1 Tbs. of borax (approx 4% solution). Stir until completely dissolved.

2. Make a 50% water 50% white glue solution. Take 1/4 cup of each and mix thoroughly.

3. In a ziploc bag, add equal parts of the borax solution to equal parts of the glue solution. 1/2 cup of each will make a cup of slime.

4. Add a couple drops of food coloring.

5. Seal bag and knead the mixture.

6. Dig in and have fun. Remember to wash your hands after playing.

7. Keep your slime in the sealed bag in the refrigerator when not playing with it to keep it longer. Unfortunately it may eventually dry out or grow mold. Just throw it out and start again!

The borax is acting as the crosslinking agent or "connector" for the glue (polyvinyl acetate) molecules. Once the glue molecules join together to form even larger molecules called polymers, you get a thickened gel very similar to slime. If you've tried this recipe (formula) before using blue starch (instead of the borax) with mixed results, you won't be disappointed with this one. Works everytime! If you have access to a chemical supply house, try a 4% solution of polyvinyl alcohol instead of the glue for a less rubbery polymer and one that is transparent showing off the color better.

And tonight is the first youth group/bible club; I am making grasshopper bars. Except without green Crème de menthe and white Crème de cacao.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I got this from a book at the library

there's a toad
on the road
squish it
squash it
fry it
dry it
that's enough

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my brother sam with a hat nate got.

and my newly acquired blobs of cells that i got. my mom and i went to a rabbit and cavie show last saturday and i bought the pigs. the day before that i bought the rabbit from emily crocker. the guinea pigs names are boo and yaz. i got a lot of suggestions for their names, like mac (as in the big mac), my mom had some really odd ones to, teddy bear and muffin. boo was ok, but not boo hoo because thats too confusing and yaz because i had to use the name before my brother did since i finished the book it came from first. and the rabbit is toby because he just looks like one. they sleep in my room, and believe me, it doesnt smell to pleasent at times.

i think this blog is getting old because i seriously cant think of anything to write. the pig is gone, he returns friday though, but in the form of cut up meat. i was working on rabbit cages, so while i was cutting the wire the cutters slipped and i cut my finger. i have been canning tomatoes, and that really tiring. in fact i am trying to think of something to write so that i can avoid the three pots of tomatoes on the stove. its just when i can tomatoes i am reminded of all the blisters and cuts on my hands and its a little uncomfortable. my grandparents are coming this monday and they get my room. i get to sleep in the barn and that will be fun. that wasn't sarcasm, i really like sleeping out there. its comfortable and quiet and its the only time i can sleep with puppy.

i think later i will post some pictures of my canning efforts.