Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Home Alone (Sort of)

Well, I do of course have my older brother, Miguel, who is 19 here with me, and Noah and Teddy (two of my younger brothers) are here also.
But comparatively it does feel like I am home alone. With my mum, dad, older sister, younger sister, younger brother, younger sister, and other younger sister, oh! I forgot! and that last little sister! gone on a business trip... it really is quiet and..... well, a bit lonely here. I am home with just three boys! What do you do with three boys!?!

I'll tell you what you do:
Firstly, you watch movies and eat ice cream till three in the morning.
Secondly, you get up rather tired at 9:34 in the morning.
Thirdly, you eat "quick make rice" (that takes almost an hour to make, because you forgot to turn on the oven) for breakfast.
Fourthly, you watch more movies and eat more ice cream.
Fifthly, you try feebly to tidy up a bit.
Sixthly, you run outside and turn on the hose, and start a great (and I mean great!) water fight.
Seventhly, you come inside and take a quick shower, to get the mud (that your brother threw at you) out of your hair.
Eighthly, you go to pack a few items for your dad, which he has sold on his website.
Ninthly, you come inside to find that your brothers (who had said they were going to clean up the house while you packed) had not cleaned at all.
Tenthly, you will use the computer....

There! That's what you do with them! Now I just hope my mother, who is not supposed to know this, does not read this..... ;-)

Well, I suppose it is time for the
"Eleventhly, you go and clean up the house" bit!
God Bless!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Even More Interesting (And Strange) Facts

  • The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
  • If NASA sent birds into space they would soon die, they need gravity to swallow.
  • Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks, otherwise it will digest itself. (Yuck!)
  • Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
  • A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  • A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.
  • I'm running out of Interesting Facts
That's all interesting, right?

Sunday, April 09, 2006

The Mcglots - Ready for the Party

"Ah, finally!" sighed Mrs. Mcglots, sliding thankfully into her favourite armchair. "We're ready for your party, Diana Anna."
"Yup! And tomorrow's the big day!" Diana Anna Mcglots was in ecstasy.
"Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit!" croaked G., smiling widely. G. was the only person in the house who wasn't completely pooffed.

The house was spotless, the party food made and festooned and the house – the house was filled to the tiptop with beautiful and imaginative decorations. Like Diana Anna had said, tomorrow was the big day, the day of Diana Anna Mcglots' party.

"So, you're finally done?" asked Mr. Mcglots, raising his eyebrows. "No more running around screaming about burnt cupcakes, dirty shelves and lost decorations?"
Mr. Mcglots was completely fed up with all this silly party business. Mango, sitting on the biggest armchair in the lounge, looked at the two party-planners with stern but hopeful eyes. He was really very sad to have to take no notice of Mrs. Mcglots and Diana.
"Yes, honey, no more running around. But, I don't think I ever really screamed." Mrs. Mcglots replied.
"Yes you did, all the time," insisted Mr. Mcglots.
"Yeah, Mum, you really did," agreed Diana Anna, shaking her head.
Mrs. Mcglots shot her a nasty look before saying indignantly, "Well, if I did, you certainly did, Diana Anna."
"Yup, you both were quite crazy, to say the least."
Neither Diana Anna nor Mrs. Mcglots much liked the compliment.

"Well, who did you invite, Diana Anna? You did give an invitation to Sarah Slitenly, right?" asked Mrs. Mcglots.
"What? I didn't invite anyone. You were the one who handed out the invitations."
"My goodness honey, why would I hand out invitations? It is your party, your friends. I don't know any of them."
"You mean you didn't hand out the invitations?"
"But –but, then no one gave out invitations? We don't have anyone coming to my party!"
"Ahhhhh!!!!" Mrs. Mcglots and Diana Anna shrieked in union.
"Ah-ha." said Mr. Mcglots, shaking a finger at them both, "I said you both were screaming."

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Some More Interesting (And Strange) Facts

My friend sent me a never-ending amount of Interesting Facts!

  • If a statue in a park is of a person on a horse that has both front legs in the air, then the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
  • The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
  • Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
  • Starfish have no brains.
Interesting, no?

Friday, April 07, 2006

The Mcglots - Gone Crazy

The Mcglots had been busy all week, Diana Anna had made sure of that. This party business had more to it that even Mrs. Mcglots had expected. There was the food to buy, bake and embellish, the house to clean and decorate, invitations to make and hand out, and of course Diana Anna needed a new party dress to wear. Mrs. Mcglots had decided that the new dress would be hand sewn, but this turned out to be every bad idea. Diana Anna had loved the thought of a handmade dress, but after a few days of sewing and sewing Mrs. Mcglots couldn’t take it anymore. So they had determined to take Diana to a tailor to have the clothing made. But, the tailor had said it would take quite a sum and a few weeks to have such a fancy dress, as Mrs. Mcglots had described to her, completed. That wouldn’t do. So Mrs. Mcglots was now on a quest for the perfect pre-handmade dress. Sigh. There was also the trouble of finding a good date on which to host the festivity.

Mr. Mcglots considered the whole thing ludicrous and wouldn’t have anything to do with it. Fred, Diana Anna’s pet Monkey (as I have already told you), was following Diana Anna and Mrs. Mcglots all around in utter amazement. He had never seen Diana Anna so excited and nervous, using the phone nonstop and going on errands with her mother nearly everyday. Fred had never seen Mrs. Mcglots, who was usually cool and collected, in such an uproar. She was running all over the place like a chicken with its head cut off, baking, shopping, cleaning, and baking some more.

Mango, another one of Diana’s pets (a frog), was more like Mr. Mcglots, deeming Diana Anna and Mrs. Mcglots quite crazy, and thought that only when the two of them calmed down they would again be worthy of his notice. Until then, Mango was completely ignoring Diana Anna and Mrs. Mcglots, ducking out of view whenever he heard them coming. The only one who seemed to have as much enthusiasm for the party as Diana Anna and her mother was Diana’s second frog, G. In fact, G. was more excited than both Diana and Mrs. Mcglots put together! G. would not stop hopping up and down, up and down, up and down, crocking as he did so. He was thrown outside countless times by Mr. Mcglots.

Yes, Diana Anna Mcglots party was shaping up to be quite a…hm… to say the least, quite an interesting event.

Some Interesting (And Strange) Facts

Well, here are a few strange, interesting and perhaps little known facts a friend of mine sent me a while ago. Enjoy!

  • Studies show that if a cat falls off the 7th floor of a building, it has about 30% less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the 20th floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.
  • It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of its mouth. Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
  • The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is 'uncopyrightable'.
  • The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
  • A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  • An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

More Mcglots

"Well honey," said Mrs. Mcglots, scrubbing the wooden table spotless as she spoke, “I really just can’t see why you’d want to do something like that.”
“Mum, I’ve already said it twice! Susie Lerngie just had her birthday party, Mallory James held a New Year’s Day celebration last Tuesday, Michelle Fedrick also had one the day after Mallory, and yesterday Lucy Montmercy had a party just for fun! I’m nearly the only girl in class who hasn’t given a fiesta yet!”
“But, honey, why do you want to have a party?”
“Oh Mum! Everybody does! Can’t I just have one? Please!?! I’ll be a perfect angel for the rest of my life! And I’ll clean the whole house before the party!” Diana Anna begged, her face showing how sincere she really was.
“Oh, well, I s’pose you can. But, I still don’t really understand why you’d want to. You still haven’t given me a good answer, Diana Anna. When I was young I always had to have a good reason for giving a party.”
“Well, I don't know. Let’s just say I want to socialize more. Anyway, thank you sooo much, Mum! You won’t regret it!”
And with a peck on her mother’s cheek, Diana Anna waltzed out of the room.