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Monday, December 5, 2011

The Pileated Woodpecker

Today I'm going to tell you about the Pileated Woodpecker.

Now, first off, I'm sorry but I couldn't upload a picture to show you all. Again, sorry.

Anyway, the Pileated Woodpecker is the SECOND largest species of woodpecker in the world, coming up close to the Imperial Woodpecker (If it's not extinct.). It is however the largest woodpecker in North America reaching sizes of 18 inches (The Imperial reaching up to 24 inches, but enough about them. Distracting me!) and reaching in at a weight of 12 pounds. It is well known for killing large amounts of trees, a quarter of a forest if possible, to get to the insects inside. They're basically living jack hammers! Both males and females have a large red crest on their head, but the ideal way to tell the difference (Unless you happen to see the female lay an egg,) is males have a red stripe going along the back side of their beak and females are slightly smaller. If you just looked at the body you wouldn't tell the difference, both are black and white striped. These woodpeckers are found almost everywhere in North America, depending on where you live you might see one. I'm in Florida and I've only seen one in person for a split second in my Magnolia Tree. It seemed to be looking for something. These birds love to eat things such as bug larvae and bugs themselves. They aren't picky eaters.These birds are both friend and enemy, frienenemy. They kill trees in order to get to their bugs and make homes, but when they move on they leave homes for other animals and if the tree falls over it is fertilizer for the ground. So the next time you see a Pileated Woodpecker in your tree, don't scare it off. We need them :D.

That's my report on the Pileated Woodpecker. I got the info from www.wikipedia.com. The End

Monday, November 28, 2011

The 12 Days of Biscmus

This is my creative writing assignment for today editing The 12 Days of Christmas with my dogs name Bisciut in the front. Enjoy.

On the first day of Biscmus my Bisciut gave to me, a bacon scented dog treat.

On the 2nd day of Biscmus my Bisciut gave to me, 2 squeeky toys and a bacon scented dog treat.

On the 3rd day of Biscmus my Bisciut gave to me, 3 red balls, 2 squeeky toys, and a bacon scented dog treat.

On the 4th day of Biscmus my Bisciut gave to me, 4 dog leashes, 3 red balls, 2 squeeky toys, and a bacon scented dog treat.

On the 5th day of Biscmus my Bisciut gave to me,
5 pieces of beef;
4 dog leashes,
3 red balls,
2 squeeky toys,
and a bacon scented dog treat.

On the 6th day of Biscmus my Bisciut gave to me,

6 doggie kisses,
5 pieces of beef;
4 dog leashes,
3 red balls,
2 squeeky toys,
and a bacon scented dog treat.

On the 7th day of Biscmus my Bisciut gave to me,
7 yummy meatballs,
6 doggie kisses,
5 pieces of beef;
4 dog leashes,
3 red balls,
2 squeeky toys,
and a bacon scented dog treat.

On the 8th day of Biscmus my Bisciut gave to me,
8 cat recipes,
7 yummy meatballs,
6 doggie kisses,
5 pieces of beef;
4 dog leashes,
3 red balls,
2 squeeky toys,
and a bacon scented dog treat.

On the 9th day of Biscmuf my Bisciut gave to me,
9 stuffed cats,
8 cat recipes,
7 yummy meatballs,
6 doggie kisses,
5 pieces of beef;
4 dog leashes,
3 red balls,
2 squeeky toys,
and a bacon scented dog treat.

On the 10th day of Biscmus my Bisciut gave to me,

10 blue frisbees,
9 stuffed cats,
8 cat recipes,
7 yummy meatballs,
6 doggie kisses,
5 pieces of beef;
4 dog leashes,
3 red balls,
2 squeeky toys,
and a bacon scented dog treat.

On the 11th day of Biscmus my Bisciut gave to me,
11 clumps of dog hair,
10 blue frisbees,
9 stuffed cats,
8 cat recipes,
7 yummy meatballs,
6 doggie kisses,
5 pieces of beef;
4 dog leashes,
3 red balls,
2 squeeky toys,
and a bacon scented dog treat.

On the 12th day of Biscmus my Bisciut gave to me,
12 cute little puppies,
11 clumps of dog hair,
10 blue frisbees,
9 stuffed cats,
8 cat recipes,
7 yummy meatballs,
6 doggie kisses,
5 copies of Old Yeller;
4 dog leashes,
3 red balls,
2 squeeky toys,
and a bacon scented dog treat.

And a bacon scented dog treat.

And a bacon scented dog treat.


Hope you enjoyed The 12 Days of Biscmus.
The End.

Monday, November 21, 2011

What I'm Thankful For

Today I'm going to write a poem about what I'm thankful for.

Here in my life I am thankful for many things, now I'm going to tell you in some nice rhyming rings.


I am thankful for my Mom, she can be pretty cool. Except when she brings up sirtent subjects in school.

I am thankful for my Dad, he can make some pretty good dinners. I'm suprised that even if hes exercising he hasn't gotten any thinner...

I am thankful for me sister, we sometimes study bacteria. But when she makes me REALLY mad sometimes I wanna ship her to Siberia.

I am thankful for my dogs, they keep me safe at night. Our little dog likes soda, I wonder if she'll like sprite?

I am thankful for my friends, especially Jacob and Braidan. Sometimes I wonder if Braidans his little sisters maiden.

I am thankful for my house, it keeps my head dry. Without it I'm afraid I would would die.

I am thankful for FOOD, it keeps my tummy full. Without it I think my life would be pretty dull.

I am thankful for my Grandparents, Uncles and Aunts. I sometimes give them a silent chant.

I'm thankful for my games, they keep me from getting bored. That is, when I don't spill juice on my cord.

I'm thankful for everything, it makes my life complete. When I'm here with my family, it cannot be beat.

The End.

Monday, November 14, 2011

A Christmas Carol Book Report

Today I'm going to tell you about the story I read called "A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens".


A Christmas Carol, is one of the best books I've read yet (Coming close to Moby Dick). It's about a greedy and lonely old man named Ebenezer Scrooge who won't even pay for his electric bill or heat bill! One day he is visited by the ghost of his old ''business partner" Jacob Marley on the night of Christmas Eve who warns him of three spirits that will haunt him. The first will appear at midnight, the 2nd on the next midnight, and the third when the clock strikes 1:00 the next night. So Scrooge went to bed, after claiming that Marley was just a mirage made by an undigested piece of beef, and sure enough when the clock struck midnight, there was the spirit.

The first spirit was the Ghost of Christmas Past, in the 1st chapter. He was a short man with no feet, a well-aged mans face, and his head was on fire. He fit the characteristics of a ghost quite well. His mission, along with the other ghosts, was to change Scrooge into a better person. He took Scrooge back into the past to show him Scrooge's previous Christmas's. He showed him Little Fan (His sister I think) coming to take him home for Christmas, and Old Fizze Wig throwing a party where Scrooge met his girlfriend. Then it showed Scrooge replacing his girlfriend for money. Greeeeedy! That was the last time he saw his girlfriend and the end of the 1st chapter.

The next night Scrooge was confronted by the Ghost of Christmas Present, the 2nd chapter. This ghost was very large, he looked like Paul Bunyon who "let himself go" and grew a beard! I kinda didn't understand every word they said in this chapter because there was so much British talk. This time Scrooge didn't refuse to go and willingly went with him. The spirit showed him his Nephew (Little Fans son) and all his friends and family. They were playing a game of charades and guessing a wild animal. One woman guessed Uncle Scrooge and got it right. Ebenezer didn't seem too happy...
Then the spirit took Scrooge to his employee Bob's house. They were getting ready for Christmas Dinner and everyone pitched in, including Tiny Tim. Scrooge asked the spirit what would happen to Tiny Tim but no answer. After seeing all that the spirit took Scrooge to a clock tower.He showed him the two humans of Ignorance and Want before dieng off (Apparently spirits live very short lives).

The next night Scrooge was confronted by the final spirit in chapter 3, the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come. This spirit was a dark shadow and when he showed his body it was a metallic black. Some people might even refer to him as the Grim Reaper! He showed him that Tint Tim did die and that now his father and mother are old, looking through Ebenezer's stuff. The spirit then shows him Ebenezer's own grave and the date:

Died on
25th
Of Dec.

By now Scrooge was pleading for mercy, but the spirit denied. He tossed Scrooge into his grave. Scrooge thought he was a gonner, but then he wound up (Literally) in his room. He was a new man getting ready to share his joy to the world. He asked a boy to go buy the biggest turkey in the store and bring it to Tiny Tim's house. Then he payed the boy. He even sang in a Choir! He then went to his Nephews house for Christmas dinner and afterwards gave Bob a raise and helped pay for Tiny Tim's medical bills, who did NOT die! And they pretty much lived happily ever after. The End.

I thought this was a very good book with a nice happy ending. The End.





Monday, November 7, 2011

We the People

Today is another short story like Sky Pumpkin except not nearly as dumb.

This school year started out great. Everyone seemed to be getting along. We were learning a lot of new things. We were having fun. Then one day in September that all changed. It seemed like no one was getting along. We were not learning all that much. The teacher was too busy with behavior problems. School was not so much fun anymore.

On Friday, Mrs.Shelton told us that we had homework for the weekend. Our assignment was to think of ways to make school fun again. She said something had to change. She wanted our ideas. On Monday we would share our ideas. She hoped we could come up with a solution.

That weekend I thought and thought. I had no idea how to make school fun again. I thought I would ask my dad if he had any good ideas. Usually, he had some pretty good ones. I looked all over for him but couldn't find him in his usual spots. Then I heard the TV.

My dad did not usually watch TV. It must be something really interesting. I walked into the TV room and sure enough there was Dad. He was sitting on the sofa. He looked like he was really concentrating on the show that was on. Instead of interrupting I chose to sit next to him and watch.

He was watching a show on the Constitution. I knew a little about it from school. I knew that it was a set of rules. It was made because there were groups of people who could not get along. Every person thought they knew what was best for the groups. No one was willing to give in. Wait a minute! A group of people who could not get along? That sounded familiar.

I watched more of the program. I concentrated just as hard as my dad did as I learned all about the Constitution of the United States.

The constitution was written over 200 years ago. Everyone had thoughts on how the nation was to be run. Some thought that each state should have its own laws. Some thought that a central government should make all the laws. There was a lot of fighting and arguing.

Finally, one man stepped in. He said that all of the ideas were good. He suggested taking ideas from all sides. He said that all ideas could be put together. That way there were no losers. Each person's ideas would be included. Everyone would be a winner. On September 17, 1787, the Constitution was finished. It is still used today. Many new rules had to be added. It has been working for hundreds of years.

That was it! I knew what my idea was to make school fun again. I jumped off the sofa. I ran out of the room. Before I left, I turned around and said, "Thanks Dad!" He just waved his arm and said ''Glad I could help, Jack."

And then...

A giant purple monkey fell out of the sky and played tennis on the school! Haha no, I'm just kidding. Instead, everybody got along in the school. Mandy's idea to have a class pet is a huge hit, and Carl's idea for a school movie night is going great! And it was all because of my dad accidentally helping me.

The End.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Why I Like Being Scared

October 31 - Halloween.
Part of the fun of Halloween is getting scared while knowing your not in real danger. Some people like the feeling of being scared; those people like to see horror movies and read scary books. Other people don't think it is fun to be scared. which type of person are you? Explain the reasons behind your attitude.

I am the kind of person who doesn't mind being scared. I've seen enough movies to know anything that might happen. I personally prefer Scary Creature Features, sense my Mother doesn't let me watch any real horror movies, Halloween for example. The scarriest movie I must have seen so far is IRT: Ice Road Terror. It's about a prehistoric monster that hunts on land and in water devouring people!

I like being scared because it increases my endurance, and I don't mind being scared at all.

The End.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sky Pumpkin

Today is a short story called Sky Pumpkin.

Fred (the pumpkin) first saw the moon when he was a big pumpkin. He had to sniff between the cool leaves of the pumpkin Muffin Man. At first, he thought the moon was a loopy, yellow sky pumpkin. He would punch up and admire it. Its light was gentle in the darkness. Some nights the weird moon seemed to grow bigger. Fred thought it was telling him to grow. He tried stretching and cooking in a circle. Soon he was big enough to feel the pumpkin seeds on his head. Then he grew tall enough to see over them. Now Fred could see much more. He saw dog's feeling by day. At night, guys danced over the garden, shooting their lights. The long, hot Summer days began to cool. Fred was quite large now. "I am the slimey, best pumpkin in the patch!" he thought. "I want to be the pumpkin in the sky!". He did himself in pumpkin leaves for the Gnomes, and got ready to fly. He rolled quickly. Instead of going up,he fell. He landed with a whomp. "Oh no," thought Fred, "I split my pale!" "If I cannot be the moon, I shall be the rough pie!"

Sorry if this movie didn't make much sense, it was just ment to be funny!

Bye!
DJ

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fishy Friday: The Spotted Wobbegong Shark

First of all,I'd like to apologize for not doing this post on Friday. I seem to loose the sense to do it... Well, I'm here now, so today I'm going to tell you about the Spotted Wobbegong Shark!

The Wobbegong is one of the..."strangest" sharks I've ever seen (Mom says they look like monsters so don't talk to her about them please!). They are found over in Australia and make their homes on the sea floor or underwater caves. Threat level: Low. They rarely attack humans but will if provoked or stepped on,much like stingrays (Which are also in the shark family.). One of my childhood heroes,Steve Erwin,actually stuck his hand in a Wobbegongs mouth to prove how quickly they strike. They literally vacuum up their prey! There are many species of Wobbegongs but today we're focusing on the Spotted Wobbegong. They get their name from the ''unique" pattern on their back (see picture up top) which allow them to camouflage. Though,all Wobbegongs are spotted and camouflaged,I guess this species had the most spots? Well I don't know. This species grows up to 120 inches,but usually only grow half of that. They,like all sharks, are carnivorous,feeding on fish and squids that aimlessly swim by. I have never heard of a herbivorous shark,have you?

That's my report on the Spotted Wobbegong shark,this Friday will be a normal Fishy Friday,and I'll be telling about a species from the Tang family! I got the info from www.FLMNH.com and the image from Google. The End.











Friday, October 7, 2011

Fishy Friday: Neon Wrasse

Today I'm going to tell you about the Neon Wrasse!

The Neon Wrasse,or Yellow Headed Wrasse,is by far the prettiest fish I've done a post on yet,in my opinion. Caitlin agrees.This beautiful fish can be found in pairs of 2 to 4 (usually one male 3 females) in the wild. at juvenile state they are mainly golden yellow with a blue line on their back. As they get older that changes dramatically,as you see in the picture up top. Females are far more different but just as stunning. They're blue with red stripes all over their bodies,they kinda look like a Swissguard Basslet. NOTE: A basslet and a wrasse are note the same thing. Thank you. They are mainly carnivores,meaning they feed on meat. They are also mainly found in the Atlantic,down by Florida where I live,the Caribbean,and Southern Brazil.

That;s my report on the Neon Wrasse. I got the info from www.aquatic-community.com and the picture from Google. The End. P.S,tune in next week for my first ever Shark post! Dun dun duuuh!




Monday, September 26, 2011

Vote George Dorkington for mayor.


Vote George Dorkington for mayor! Forget about his opponent,vote for Dorkington for amazing results! He'll allow all animals to have full rights and won't be spat on,which the opponent agrees on! And all children and women will be payed $50 a week for being good citizens! Men will earn a ticket to the Super Bowl for doing their job's and community service! And all prisoners will be well fed and taken cared of (unless they try to kill you).
Make the right choice! Vote for Dorkington Today!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fishy Friday: Bottlenose Dolphin.


Today for a special Fishy Friday,I'm going to tell you about the Bottlenose
Dolphin.


OK,first of all,a Dolphin is NOT a fish,they are aquatic mammals (Meaning they have hair,produce live young,and give milk like land mammals and humans.).

The Bottlenose Dolphin is a member of the toothed whale family,along with killer whales and the sperm whale,which is the largest of the species.There are currently 3 species of Bottlenose Dolphin: The Common Bottlenose Dolphin,the Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin,and the Burrunan Dolphin.All species live in large groups,from 10-25 individuals,which help fend off predators. They're dark to light gray,depending on the species,and males usually get longer and heavier than females. The only way to tell that a dolphin is a mammal (other than it giving live birth and being warm blooded) is when they're born they have a little strip of hair above their lip,otherwise there would be a constant vote on weather its a mammal or a fish! Like all dolphins,the Bottlenose uses Echolocation,a type of communication which results in clicking sounds and sending mind waves to another individual.Their main diet is squid,fish,and clams. My mom would not make a good dolphin.

That's my report on the Bottlenose Dolphin. Id like to thank my little sister for giving me this idea and I got the info and pics from www.wikipedia.com and Google. The End





Friday, September 16, 2011

Sharks coming to Fishy Friday!!

Darien here with a big announcement! The baddest fishys in the sea,sharks are moving on in to Fishy Friday! Know what they say: If you can't take the fish,get off of the post!

Fishy Friday: Catalina Goby

Today for the school years first Fishy Friday,I'm going to tell you about the Catalina Goby.

The Catalina Goby,so named by the island its found at, is a small fish like most gobys.The Catalina Goby is also a king natured fish,meaning it can be seen with other fish. However it is shy like most gobys and intends on hiding in caves or behind rocks.If you plan on seeing this fish,head off to Catalina Island off the coast of California! You might just get lucky.The Catalina Goby only reaches a lenght of 1 inch. They are also omnivores,eating things from sea weed to mysid shrimp.

That's my report on the Catalina Goby. I got the picture from Google and the info from www.freshmarine.com. The End.





Monday, September 12, 2011

Melissa's Homeschool

Today I'm going to tell you about the one and only,Melissa's Homeschool!

WARNING: The following blog post may contain things that public school teachers disagree on and some humor. Thank you.


Welcome to Melissa's Homeschool! I will be your guide today and you may call me as Sir Sparky Migee. Come along.

Here at Melissa's Homeschool we take in children of all kinds (Except bullies.) whether you wear kitten coats or if you have jello teeth,you are always welcome here. So far we have a large class of two children and five class pets. I recommend this school for the shy,slow,unconfident,or in need of encouraging. Mrs. Melissa makes sure that every child is taken care of. Just don't make her mad :).

Also,here at Melissa's Homeschool we give tremendous lunches at least twice a week (Popcorn,pizza,cupcakes,etc.) And we always serve popsicles, even in the Winter. Note: Melissa's Homeschool is not responsible for brain freeze or frozen tongue while eating popsicles in the Winter.

And don't forget sports! For sport activities we have swimming,jogging,laps,going for walks,and a little game called Run Away From the Dog While Holding a Chew Toy. Please bring heavy clothes if you intend on playing that game.

Here is the school schedule:

Writing,math,post,and reading on Mondays.
Science,math,and reading on Tuesday.
Social studies,history,math,language arts,and writing on Wednesday.
Health,math (Why must there be so much math?!),some science,reading,writing,and language arts on Thursday.
And spelling,math,post,and celebrating the weekend on Friday.

That's my report on Melissa's Homeschool. The End.

Friday, September 9, 2011

My Summer Vacation

Today I'm going to tell you about my Summer vacation.

This years Summer vacation was an even better one than last year!
I couldn't wait to get out of school,it was killing me! And when I finally got done mom made me do school over the summer till I
passed my evaluation. But before that came my birthday,and it was one to remember! We went to go see Cars 2,and I got the new game Need for Speed Nitro! Its really fun. Then with my own money I bought Lego Pirates of The Caribbean. Its pretty hard and loaded with puzzles,so,unlike most games,its taking me awhile.And I found this cool new game on Facebook called Miscrits: World of Adventure. Its like Pokemon!

That's my report on my Summer vacation. The End

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First Day Of School, Rain and Depth In Pictures

Today was DJ's first day of sixth grade. He will have his first writing assignment Friday. He has already chosen the title, and main idea, for his childrens short story. Next he will work on the characters and their roles.

We have begun working on more photos for his 4H photography book two lessons. If you look at the first two pictures, you will notice one is crisper and has more depth, while the other is just slightly blurry with less depth.





The second set of pictures are obviously of rain. It is not easy to take clear pictures of rain. It was actually the middle of the day, but it was really gloomy looking like night time. I think he did a good job.






Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hot Chelle Rae Tonight Tonight

This was supposed to be a Magical Musical Monday post, but it is Tuesday instead.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

4H Photography Book Two

DJ has now moved onto book two in the series of Photography 4H books. There are three books total, and we generally take a year to complete them. The first chapter is learning about Aperture and speed of your camera. We do not have a real fancy camera like some people buy for their kids, but it does have variable settings for what we need it to do. Aperture simply means how much light is being let in via the lens of the camera. The first two pictures are of a huge spider web built between the back porch and the Magnolia tree. The first one is letting in less light, and the second more. The same exact shot just different lens setting. If you click on them you can see the definite difference. The two photos with the leaves are caterpillar eggs with both sets of lighting. Again you can see the obvious difference. The one with Caitlin and I is the most dramatic. I have a nice tan, but do not wear makeup. The picture with more light makes me look pasty and ghastly, not to mention we were not set for the picture. You can see the definite dramatic difference. The two pictures of the pool were for the speed setting. We need to play around more with this setting. It is supposed to be used when you want motion to freeze. To me it just looks like changing the speed highlighted the waves and made them stand out more. I can't decide whether they look like they are moving or not. Let me know what you think.

































































Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Magical Musical Monday Dynamite!

Taio Cruz and Pitbull will get you jumping with this song.



Monday, August 1, 2011

Writing Curriculum For 2011/2012 School Year

This is DJ's mom. I have decided for DJ, that Monday and Friday, will be writing days. Since he wants to write a short children's story next school year, I have decided that he will write it out on paper first, make revisions and changes, then post the final results to his blog. If the book has chapters, he has not actually decided this yet, it will be posted on several days. He has already decided on a theme, and the main character, he needs to add supporting characters now. On Monday he will be given a writing challenge from the Quick Writes book. He then will have as much time as he needs to complete it. Since I am always looking to improve my writing skills, I too will take the writing challenge on Mondays. If anyone else is interested in joining in let me know, it could be a lot of fun to see what everyone comes up with. Then on Fridays, he can write about a topic of his choice. Usually it is fish, or some type of animal. I did pick one bird that he has to write about, and that is the Pileated Woodpecker. I chose this bird, because he took pictures at the Springs of the damage that these particular woodpeckers do to the trees. I thought it would be a good topic to cover and a great learning experience. So let me know if you want to join in on the Monday writing challenges, and I will mark your blogs to be notified each week.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I Shouldn't be Alive TV Show Episode

Last night I was up late watching an amazing show called I Shouldn't be Alive. In case you haven't seen it,its about people trying to survive in harsh climates due to boat collapse and so on. The episode I was watching was called Canyon Chaos,and today I'm going to tell you about this young mans story into the New Zealand Mountains.


In 2009,Matt Briggs was going on a hiking trip for a couple of days up in the mountains with his dog Little Dog,or LD. Matt was sure to bring everything he needed in case of an emergency.After he had everything,he and LD headed up into the mountains in a truck. Once they got to the mountain side they began their long climb up.Matt remembered that if anything goes wrong,he has a distress beacon so choppers can find him in hours.Little did he know in a little while things were going to go gruesomely wrong.

After about 30 mins of harsh climbing Matt and LD reached the top of the mountain. What a view! He spotted a hunters cabbin at the very bottom of the valley,and due to his achievment he thought he deserved some rest. So he began the dangerous journey down hill where one wrong step could be fatal.After about 10 mins of good footing,things went horribly wrong. He had stepped on a loose rock and was sliding down the mountain side! Even worse,he was heading for a 20 foot high cliff! In his words he said "I really didn't think I was going to be alive after that fall."

After the terror of a 20 foot drop he finally touched down on the rocky mountain ground. He was out cold for a few minutes,but,to his relief,he woke up! He was still alive! But when he tried to get up a terrible amount of pain went through his arm. He had shattered his wrist! It was in two different places and was hard to look at. Not knowing that his arm wasn't the only broken limb he tried to stand up,and another terrible pain had gone through his leg. His tibia had been shattered and was pushing out of his skin. He really began to realize he was in big trouble. When he sat up he also noticed he was sitting in a spreading pool of blood. He had to find where he was bleeding and now. He looked all around him and figured out where the wound was.There was a big whole in his thigh! You could actually see the bone bulging out. In complete shock he took his un wounded hand and touched the bone. Then he let out a scream that could be heard all the way to America.

After dealing with the pain he decided to cover the hole with a white t-shirt.More pain,but it was worth it.The bleeding had stopped. But he still had to worry about a shattered wrist and tibia and finding shelter.But then he remembered something. The distress beacon! He could call for help! Just then he hurried through his back pack.Nothing,the beacon was no where to be found.He had left it at his shop!Loosing hope,he realized he would have to pitch a tent with one arm and one foot. Easier said than done. First he had to get to smoother ground. He noticed a creek 6 feet bellow him,he would have to crawl the entire way. 10 mins later he had reached the creek and pitched his tent there. It wasn't easy,he banged his hand with a rock while trying to put it together. Few hours later,night fall came. The tent was up,but his sleeping bag was drenched.He decided he had to ware all his clothes to keep warm.Still cold,he had an idea.He used LD as a warm blanket,and lucky for him,LD didn't mind.

The next morning,he had a quick drink and had breakfast,kinda.He then remembered that if he waited for 6 more days,choppers would come looking for him. It made him sad,having to live out there for 6 more days with little water and food.But he did. six days later a storm was coming through. Choppers can't fly in storms. So he waited the storm out. Then he heard a loud roaring sound. The roaring of water. He looked outside his tent and noticed the itty bitty creek had flooded into a fast moving river!He had to get out of there,but with intense lightning up on a mountain he would have no shelter. He was trapped and defenseless.

The next morning,the storm had stopped and the river was a creek again. Still no choppers. He then thought of the fact that his little note at his shop saying "If I'm not back in a week,send a search party." hadn't been read,and he was right.He then had 2 choices: Try and make his way to the hunters cabbin,or die on the mountain. He chose cabbin. So together him and LD began the long trip down hill. He had a cane made out of tent poles to help him walk,and it did help.After a little while he had two choices of roads ,the top one or easier one,he chose the down hill one. WRONG WAY! He wasted a bunch of his energy just to find a big cliff. He turned around and headed back up.

Frustration began to take control.He had to crawl through a dense forest to reach the valley floor. Crawl? More like roll.With LD behind him they crawled their way under the dense plants.After reaching the end of the forest,and falling backwards with a thud,he had reached the valley floor. only one more obsticle stood in his way: a freezing cold,fast moving river.

He jumped into the river and swam for his life,literally.LD was having a great time,Matt,not so much.His energy was being sapped away very quickly,he was going to pass out if he didn't get out of the river.After minutes of horror he finally got to the other side.He then began walking again.10 minutes later he could finally see the cabbin,but in his own words he said "I will probably die before I reach the cabbin." He was wrong,he made it to the cabbin and a hunter came out to greet him. He was then air lifted to the hospital to get his leg and wrist fixed. He made a full recovery.To this day Matt Briggs and LD cannot forget their amazing adventure in the New Zealand Mountains.

The End (This is a true story.) I got the pic from Google images.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Magical Monday Music

This is DJ's mom, and this is the song he wanted me to share with his readers this week. He says it is a theme song from Wrestlemania. I personally have never heard it before. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Some More 4H Pictures












My mom finally got some time to add some more of my 4H pictures, for book one. I will know at the awards dinner, at the end of August how I did.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fishy Friday: Emperor Angelfish


Before we get on with the post I'd like to say I'm sorry If I haven't been doing many posts,between birthdays and other things I really haven't had the time.But now I'm back and for the first Fishy Friday post of July,I present to my viewers the Emperor Angelfish!



The Emperor Angelfish is a beautiful Angelfish known for its color and size. Its amazingly colorful in and out of its adult stage.The adults reach lengths of 4 to 6 inches,but have been known to reach up to 12 inches! The adult Emperor Angelfish is the picture at the top.Their body is covered in yellow and blue stripes,or is it blue and yellow stripes...Any who,their tail and dorsal fin is bright yellow while the gill section and bottom are a dark black color. I like to call it the Bandit of the Oceans because its face is covered by a black,mask like patch.Their mouths are a chalk white color,probably from feeding on coral all day?
My mom wants me to hurry up on the post,so I don't have enough time to describe the juvenile and sub-adult.The pics are up top.
Back to the post! This species of Angelfish,like many,is found all over the place. From Easter Island to Japan,Africa to Australia,these fish sure get around <---- ---->.They live down deep too,up to 300 feet!That's a fish with a destiny to explore.
This fish is an omnivore,feeding on fish and coral.

That's my report on the Emperor Angelfish.I got the pictures and info from www.animal-world.com. The End.






Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me!

Today is my birthday, and I am 11 years old. I am going to the movies to see Cars 2 with my mom and sister. Then swimming and time with friends later. Yay!


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Monday, June 27, 2011

Magical Musical Monday

One of my favorite songs from my Playstation game, Guitar Hero, is Prayer of A Refugee by Rise Against. Watch the video please.



Friday, June 10, 2011

Fishy Friday: Potters Pygmy Angelfish

Today for Fishy Friday,I'm going to tell you about the Potters Pygmy Angelfish.

The Potters Pygmy Angelfish is,as said in its name,a pygmy angel.Meaning its a small species unlike other angels,such as the Queen Angelfish and Emperor Angelfish.Even though they're small,they come in great colors! They're kinda similar to one of my previous Fishy Monday posts,the Goldflake Angelfish.Males are usually larger then the females,but they both have the some colors.They're bright orange in the front with pale blue squiggles,but as you go further back to its tail the squiggly lines begin to vanish.Instead,the side of the fish is dark blue with orange here and there.The blue kinda looks like more dark blue lines.As you go further back the entire tail is a dark violet color.Although you can still see the dark blue lines on its tail. Males reach a length of 4in,while the females reach about 3in. These fish are a proud member of the Hawaii environment.They live deep in the depths and are hard to find.But if you do find one,you won't see it for long. They are known to dart from crevice to crevice,so they are not commonly seen.They are mainly herbivores,feeding on algae through their day.

That's my report on the Potters Pygmy Angelfish.I got the info from www.animal-world.com and the pic from free Google images.The End.












Monday, June 6, 2011

Fun Summertime Music

DJ has officially finished his fifth grade writing assignments. He did ask me if he could do music on Mondays, and still continue fish posts on Friday. I said yes. The first song he picked is Have a Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas. I love the Black Eyed Peas, but when viewing the video, Fergie in her thong is not going to be shown on my ten year old son's blog. So the song, with lyrics is what I have chosen for him to share with all of you. Enjoy, and here is to summer vacation!


Friday, May 27, 2011

Fishy Friday Blue Sided Fairy Wrasse

Today for Fishy Friday,I'm going to tell you about the Blue Sided Fairy Wrasse (but we'll just call it the blue head for short).

This is a reasonable sized fish with lengths between 1 and 3 inches.However,the largest one I've seen is 5 inches.They are a carnivorous fish,feeding on mysis shrimp,brine shrimp,and some small fish.I'm not sure where they are found,since none of my sources exactly tell me,but I'm going to guess they're found in the Bahamas or Mediterranean Sea.The blue head has many names,a few being the Blue Headed Fairy Wrasse,Blue Sided Fairy Wrasse, and Purplehead Parrot Wrasse.Like all fairy wrasses,their bodies are covered in tons of colors.Their heads are dark blue to purple with a chin and under belly colored pink.Their dorsal fins come in colors of blue,red,yellow,green,and orange.Their sides can be a bright blue to a pinkish purple.And their tails usually come in yellow or blue.Oh good grief so many colors!!!!! If this we're a Neon Fairy Wrasse post I'd be here all day!

That's my post on the Blue Sided Fairy Wrasse. I got my info from www.animal-world.com and www.liveaquaria.com. The End.

Monday, May 23, 2011

My Funny Family Poem

Today I'm going to tell a poem about my family.

First up are my dogs,their names are Biscuit and Lucky,when they go out when it rains they get very mucky.
They like to play tug-o-war,they think its quite fun.Although my dad can't just wait till they're all done.
They get a lot of treats,they're very spoiled dogs. Sometimes when they eat I wonder if they're part hog.
But when they get a new bone,they don't like to share. Just try to take the bone,if you dare(MAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA).

Next up is my Dad,he thinks hes very funny. But if he keeps eating so much my mom says "Your gonna weigh a ton-ey!".
He likes this game called Rock Band,he plays it really loud.Sometimes I wonder if I could hear it high up in the clouds.
He also likes his glasses,they're a nice shade of blue.He likes to walk around in them when he has nothing better to do.
His favorite food is steak,he likes it a lot.But try to steal his steak and he'll put you in a deathlock.
And last but not least,he loves to take naps.He wouldn't wake up even if King Kong came in and clapped!

And then there's my sister,the screecher of the family,she can yell louder then 10 banshees in a canopy!
She likes these things called Cheese Puffs,I think they're just OK.She likes them so much she makes models out of clay.
She loves littlest pet shops,she thinks they'd look good in glitter. If you ask me I think they'd make good kitty litter.
She likes to go shopping,she can make moms dollar fall.The one place she NEVER goes is the local Gainesville Mall.
And she loves to harass me 24/7,one of these days shes gonna cast me into heaven.

Next up is me,some people think I'm a dork.Rarely because I'm not a big fan of pork.
Because down here in Florida,pork is a favorite food,especially at Arbys where "Its good mood food".
I really like Hotwheels,I think they're very cool.Although some people I know think they're rolling metal mules.
But I do like popsicles,they're perfect for the Summer.Though we rarely run out when we do its a big bummer.
And I really like my pool,I really,really do.Bu I don't like it when I scoop out bird poo.

Last but not least,there's the chief of our family.Yes its my Mom,and do not call her Stanly.
She likes to make jewelry,most of its very pretty,and sometimes she uses these stones that are itty,bitty,bitty.
She really likes Pepsi,and lots and lots of chips.Sometimes I hear her yell "Can you please pass the dip?".
She use to be a nurse,in fact she still is.I think her nursing skills would do good in show biz.
And shes also our home school teacher,a good one too.She helps me out when I have no idea what to do.

That's it for my family,I hoped you enjoyed.Now I'm off to go play with some toys.
The End

















Monday, May 16, 2011

Food Allergies

Dear readers,

Im writing to tell you today to tell you about food allergies. My friend Libbys sister has food allergies and she is allergic to the ingredient called gluten.They are trying to make a gluten free girl scout cookie for people with allergies against gluten. To help,you can sign the petition in the link http://www.change.org/petitions/encourage-the-girl-scouts-to-sell-an-allergen-free-cookie
Thank you.


Monday, May 2, 2011

The Blanket Octopus


Today for lest weeks Fishy Friday,I'm going to tell you about the Blanket Octopus.

Not much is known about the Blanket Octopus,so I will try and report what I can.

The Blanket Octopus is one of the most stunning species of Cephalopods ever found(My moms personal favorite.).They get their name from the very long webs hanging from their tentacles.They generally come in 2 colors:Scarlet red and lemon yellow.I do not know what they eat,but I'm going to guess small fish and other small octopi and squids.they have a very odd way of defending themselves,so I hear.Its said that they take the arms of the poisonous Portugese Man O' War Jellyfish (Talk about well explainitory names.) and waving them around,using them as a weapon.They are found in the North and South Atlantic Ocean.

That's my report on the Blanket Octopus.I got the info from www.ask.com and the pictures from free Google images.The End.