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Gardening Vlog!

30 May

First off, you’re probably wondering what a ‘vlog’ is.

 

Well, a vlog is a combination of two words; ‘video’ and ‘blog’.

 

And since, my family has recently started making a garden/farm of sorts in the backyard, I thought I’d give you a somewhat quick tour of it.

 

Check it out:

 

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Government Wants to Manipulate Children

12 Oct

I was going about my business and checking up on all my little silly internet things, when I saw on the Breaking News segment on the Toolbar we have “School cafeterias try psychology in lunch line”. I clicked on it to see what it was about.

 

Hide the chocolate milk behind the plain milk. Get those apples and oranges out of stainless steel bins and into pretty baskets. Cash only for desserts.

These subtle moves can entice kids to make healthier choices in school lunch lines, studies show. Food and restaurant marketers have long used similar tricks. Now the government wants in on the act.
My jaw dropped.
First things first: Restaurants do not do that. Have these people been into a McDonald’s in the last, I don’t know, twenty years? Sure, they have them up on the menu, and sure, maybe they’re in the commercials. But when you get a Happy Meal or whatever, what do they ask. “Fries?”
And why do they ask fries? Because everyone hates fries and nobody ever eats them? No. Because the majority of kids (Trust me on this one; I am not some idiot scientist with a creepy agenda, I am a kid) go to McDonald’s and get a burger or chicken nuggets or whatever and get fries with it. Why? Because most kids don’t have fries readily avaliable at home, so wee, let’s go to McyD’s and get fries.
And don’t even get into that McDonald’s crap. I never saw Supersize Me. That man was an idiot. Yeah, you know what, you’ll die if you eat too much salt. Or water. Or watermelons. Or every other substance known to man. It’s called doing it in moderation.
But back to the story.
So, now, the government is getting into it? Really? Because everything the Government touches just sprouts wings and becomes perfect little beings of magical happiness. Just ask FedEx (No funding), or GM (In the hole), or anything else that they government has gotten it’s sweaty little paws on. It doesn’t work!
Now, I remember the good old days in Elementary, when every so often I would go into the crowded little smelly section of the hall at lunch and get some Chicken Nuggets or get Domino’s on pizza day.
They had a big line of food and apples and oranges and chocolate and normal milk. Boom. For the most part, I don’t ever remember getting hollered at or “nudged” in a way where I was force fed by the nutrition Nazi to eat my orange or be shoved into some creepy little hole to be re-educated on food.
Man am I glad I don’t eat cafeteria food anymore.
I know that they have the Healthy Snacks machine at school, and it’s about $2.50 for a pack of twenty peanuts. When you could go over and get five bags of Doritos for that.
Otherwise, I know nothing about the lunch line.
This segment of the article was particularly creepy:
…Cafeteria workers also got more involved, asking, “Would you rather have green beans or carrots today?” instead of waiting for a kid to request them.

And just asking, “Do you want a salad with that?” on pizza day at one high school raised salad consumption 30 percent, Wansink said.
I would be a bit freaked out if I had people nudging me in a very subliminal way to eat carrots. I like carrots. But do I want a bunch of creepy Nuti-Nazis asking me in a very influential way if I wanted carrots? NO.
They said earlier in the article that schools that forced kids to put fruit on their plates found that most of the fruit ended up in the trash. I remember stuff like that from Elementary school, actually. I did it. I through away the nasty Red Delicious apples that tasted like mushy applesauce inside a waxy paper sack. They were gross and I hate Red Delicious apples. Ew.
But, am I obese? No.I’m not the picture of health, but that’s because I’m weak and am not athletically inclined. Sorry Mr. Food Nazi, if I hadn’t thrown away my apples in third grade, I’d probably still be a little over 5’4″ and still growing and not very athletic. Whoop.
And you know what? You’ll have little kids saying, “Okay, I’ll take a salad.” Then they take a bite and it tastes like cement and they will through it out.
And, these kids that are obese and weigh over 100 pounds in kindergarten, are they going to care that the chocolate milk is four inches farther than the regular? No. Will they care about all those salads? No. Will they still grab seven slices of pizza? You bet.
So, they’re trying to make more Healthy Choices available to us. But, haven’t they become more like Healthy Enforcements than Healthy Choices? How long until we have the Healthy Eating Laws? Or will we seriously have to add on that we have a right to religion, assembly, petition, press, and whatever food we want?

The Best Story EVER

27 Aug

A belgian waffle.

Image via Wikipedia

We had to do an interesting bell work today in English. We wrote the opening sentence to a story,and then passed it to the person behind us. They wrote three sentences, then the person behind them finished it up with two. Here’s mine (first sentence is of my own…the rest is the two funny boys behind me!)

The moon shone down her light upon the darkened town, with a camouflaged young man sprinting stealthily through the streets.

He was sprinting accelerated through the darkness and puddles. Then he saw it. The building. The old abandoned waffle house. He approached it cautiously.

“Aww” he whined. “These are waffles not pancakes. Waffles give me an acute pain in my stomach.” As he beat the waffle machine, a crevice opened in the tub. There was waffle batter everywhere. He was never heard of again.

Happy Meal Toys Are…Creepy?

23 Jun

So I go to check my mail and I see a headline that catches my eye. It’s saying something about McDonald’s getting sued over toys. I thought maybe the cheap-o factories in China had used lead paint on toys (again) or something, so I click, thinking it would be something worth reading.

Apparently, some non profit organization is suing the clown because,

Using toys to promote “Happy Meals” represents unfair and deceptive marketing and is illegal under various state consumer protection laws

See full article from WalletPop: http://srph.it/8ZQlIL
Oookay.
Another Excerpt:
“McDonald’s is the stranger in the playground handing out candy to children,” CSPI litigation director Stephen Gardner said in a statement. “McDonald’s use of toys undercuts parental authority and exploits young children’s developmental immaturity — all this to induce children to prefer foods that may harm their health. It’s a creepy and predatory practice that warrants an injunction.”
See full article from WalletPop: http://srph.it/8ZQlIL
I’m sorry, but I don’t mind McDonald’s. I don’t really care that, woo, they use cruddy plastic Chinese toys to ‘lure’ kids in. WOW. I WANT THAT CHEAP PIECE OF CRAP! Let’s go to McDonald’s!
No, it was more like, “Momma, can I get a chicken nugget at Mickey Dee’s?” “Yeah sure honey.”
And comparing McDonald’s to the freaks that try to kill kids…Uh, really? I mean, they CALL BACK stuff…They offer healthier alternatives. They don’t advocate for marijuana or alcohol or cigarettes. They don’t kidnap kids.
Wow. They sound SCARY! 🙄
Of course, PETA would disagree. But, um, PETA goes around dressed up like Ronald McDonald if he had been the clown in “It” (Which is a horror movie about a clown, FYI) and scares the pants off of small children by telling them they’re eating nice widdle animals.
Ugh.
So, you shouldn’t eat McDonald’s three times a day everyday. ITS A TREAT. That’s what fast food chains were and are for me; a little treat every so often. I don’t gorge. Everything in moderation, folks.
And then you have Burger King, Carl’s Jr., and Wendy’s. You going to sue them, too, you greedy, money-wanting weirdos? Just like the guy who sued Wendy’s when he ‘found’ a finger in his chili…That he had put there.
Speaking of Burger King, they just stopped putting up chicken nuggets on the menu because they thought they weren’t good enough. That sounds actually very kind and thoughtful..until you connect the dots.
A few weeks ago, about three or four days before BK released that, Mrs. Obama and Rachael Rae went on a mission, to *sniffle* save our kids from the horrors of chicken nuggets! Oh the saints! Wow! 🙄
So, BK is looking out for kids, just like Mrs. Obama, or perhaps are sacking chicken nuggets before they are forced to and penalized? My theory: the latter.

DEEEEEAAAAAATTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

3 Nov

I have a fever. Yech…I’m coughing and running a fever of 100.8 and I’ve been lying on the couch all day.  I don’t like missing school because I know it’ll take me time to catch up…UUUUGGGGGGHH. I’m missing a lab in science and a football test in P.E. and algebra and who knows what else. Cough. I’ve been watching Spongebob, old cartoons on Boomerang (Think, Pink Panther, Secret Squirrel, Yogi Bear, and all of the cruddy shows on there that drive me up the wall, just so I can hope to watch another Secret Squirrel. Like, The Robotic Stooges, umm…Windsom Witch or something…), “A Bug’s Life”, and Glen Beck. I’ve been eating sandwiches and juice boxes and pizza and lots of Otter Pops in hopes that I won’t burst into flames. I might go and try to reread Watership Down, which I read mainly while I was sick last year. I’ve drawn like one thing…I’m not good at drawing when I’m sick.

 

Pray for me that I won’t have to miss tomorrow and that I’ll be feeling better. If I do, I’ll have MORE stupid absent work and have to make up a mile run.

 

I’m all outta SMLAARRRRGGG, I’m so lost without you…

 

-(An Ill, Fevered, and miserable) Agent M

 

P.S. Here’s something funny to cheer you up, but WARNING, if you are a Twilight fanatic, I wouldn’t scroll down any further. RETREAT, GIRLS, RETREAT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good. There’s hope for you. 🙂

 

I was watching TV with my parents the other day and we saw the trailer for “New Spoon” or whatever it is. We were silent as a crypt throughout the entire thing. At the end, I broke the silence. “Well, that looks STUPID.” I don’t like Twilight. You can read it, like it, I don’t care, but when there are girls who have the “I don’t want to be a princess I’d rather be a VAMPIRE” or the “Team Edward…What would I do without you?” shirts, all I can say is this: “Get a life.” They’re fictional characters, for Pete’s sake.

 

And also, for any of you enraged Twilight fans reading this (Can’t say I didn’t warn ya! 😉 )or anybody else, listen to THIS:

 

I was in Target with my mom and we were buying water and candy and such, and I saw this at the trading card isle thing: New Moon Trading Cards. I told my friend at school, who we’ll call “Agent S”, who has read Twilight, I told her that and I said, “I don’t think the people that read Twilight are the people that collect trading cards.” She is one of those Twilight readers who think it’s gotten out of hand. She said, “What is our world coming to?” Thank you, S, and all you other sane Twilight readers out there. STOP THE MADNESS.

 

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AAAAAH!!

1 Nov

Well, I have good news, and I have bad news. Bad news first.

The Redwall Wiki isn’t loading D: I’m trying like 50,000x but Firefox is just saying it can’t load it….UUUGGGGGGGH.

 

Now the good news.

 

I just spent the last 9-10 hours reading. My area has this contest where basically if you can read the most stuff, you can win a car 😀 I want to win a car for the family. I have a kind of high reading level in relationship to my age, so I have to read 21 ‘points’ every five weeks. Most books are one point (Think, like, graphic novels or stuff you read when you were in 3rd grade. Those are like 1-5 points. Whoop dee doo). I read “Eulalia!” by Brian Jacques for a book report, so I counted that, which was like 18 points, and then I read today “The Taggerung” also by Brian Jacques (I read the Redwall series. I ❤ it). I read the entire, 438 paged, 37 chapter’d book in 9 or 10 hours. I’m one of those insane people who reads a lot, yessiree. Now I’m tired…I also eat a lot when I read…I don’t know why. Here’s what I ate today:

Around 9:00am: Peanut Butter sandwhich.

About 9:15- 9:25am: A thing of Goldfish Crackers, the flavor blaster kind 😀 and a GIANT GLASS OF MILK

Around late 9:00- early 10:00: A bowl of rice crispies, two marshmallows, and a bunch of chocolate sauce on top. And a vitamin C drop.

After 10:00: Two Capri Sun Lemonade Juice Box thingees. I can drain one of those things in like a minute.

1:00: A Bambino (Its a little personal sized pizza from Trader Joe’s)

????: Two Japanese Hello Kitty hard candies, in apple and grape flavor (I think)

????: Two skittles and too many Tic-Tacs. I LOVE THOSE THINGS. I have a hard time eating just one xD

 

I’m about to have dinner, AKA hamburgers, soon, too. I sit in my knee-high socks, sweat pants, and my old school’s shirt. I’m happy 😀

 

Hmmm…What song reverence should I use today…AAH!

 

Love, love, me SMLAAAARRRG!!! You know I SMLAAARRRGG you!

 

-Agent M