Monday, June 30, 2008

Exhibit 1:

Just look at this creature! This one has left her cave and you don't want to sneak up on her....

And now we see the creatures looks like this one has a green thumb. Hopefully this creature will water her plant life every few days and not forget. This creature seems forgetful.

We have seen this creature today hide in its cave, she doesnt seem to like the hot weather. She looks like shes laying there, trying to stay cool.

This creature also expresses herself in unusual ways, like crafting up a painting for its cave. Not typical for its kind. It has used crude tools to craft its art. Hopefully she will find better supplies to express herself.

This report is over for now, as the creature seems to have awoken and has caught my scent.

uggg hot

its too hot outside to do much. My trip to safeway was gross except the part where I got to stay in the air conditioning. My goal was to get stuff to stay cool. Got Popsicles, juice, and frozen berries...yum. I shall be drinking smoothies or iced tea all day long.
The bird is flying all over the place while I do this, but its nice and cool when get hovers infront of me. She's like a fan with her wings. She is also keeping cool by sitting in the shade, and I am spraying her with a spray bottle of water. I think she likes it.
I planted all my herbs in the big pot that dad brought over :) They are all watered and happy.
I was planning on going to the library...maybe later though.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


I wondered why my leg hurt so much last night, I looked at it thinking it was bruised and there was a huge bite of some kind. I assume its a spider bite. So creepy to think about a spider cruising down into your bed only to chomp down on your leg. Its all red and red around the bite area. Oh well, maybe I will do the spider man thing and shoot webs from my wrists. That would be a benefit to the spider bite I guess.

In other news, this morning the bird was hanging around on the shower curtain rod while I was washing my hair. Shes tropical, and likes the steam/ spray of the shower. Well, since shes all independent and wanting to fly herself, she decided to take off. She landed in the water in the tub and got soaked. Tony rinsed her off because she fell in shampooey water. She smells nice like green tea and cucumbers lol.

Poor thing, she looked like she drowned.

Tony warmed her up, she was shivering. He put her in his t shirt on the bed and she was under the shirt for the most part, but then decided to creep out to chirp a little.

She looks really good now. I think I shall try to shampoo her or wash her a little every few weeks.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


I made these today, and so far its the best recipe I have tried.
The last recipe I used was gross. The cookies were all hard and flat and puck like.
I like my cookies to be softer and a little thicker.
I found the recipe on the internet, its nestle's recipe for awesome cookies, and I love it.
(the yogurt container holds the rest of the cookies)

If you would like Aria, it is here:


1 cup (2 sticks) (226 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated white sugar

3/4 cup (160 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 1/4 cups (315 grams) all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups (270 grams) semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup (100 grams) walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped (optional)

Mix wet stuff, and then add the dry stuff. Add the chocolate chips and then bake for 12 - 14 min at 375.

where'd she go?

I came home from grocery shopping, and noticed the bird disappeared. She has learned how to escape from her cage. I think its partly my fault because I didn't latch her door shut, but just shut it closed. Shes clever!

I found her, she is in her new favorite place. Perched on the top of our pictures. Yes there was poop on the frame, I was not impressed.

Every time her cage door is open, she hops out and takes off towards the pictures. She sometimes hops from one to another. I figured a new cuttle bone would make her happy, but apparently not as happy as she is up there.

So, I was at the store, and was checking out fruit. I bought a mango. I was half way home when I started thinking of what I could do with it. I know you can eat them fresh and in a smoothie, but what else can you do with them? Can you cook them into something? Does anyone buy mangos? Aria, do you know what you can do with a mango?

I shall ponder a while about this, and maybe check out what others do with mangos on the internets.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

the Brain!

You would think that after a few tries of this program, they would get bored of it, but no, evertime they come over, they all ask to play with the photobooth program. Aria was having so much fun. Everyone loves it. Dad took this one of her goofing around.

what have I been up to?

Not too much. Haven't clipped the birds wings, Tony wanted me to cut her feathers. He obviously doesn't know me that well. If I cut them wrong, the bird could bleed out and die. Not gonna do that. I kinda persuaded him to not clip her wings. She has such a good time flying around. What really did it was when I told him and demonstrated that the bird has started flying out of her cage and on to my hands. She only went short distances, but he really liked that. Tony did get a little jealous because the bird only flew to me at first and not him. She now does it with him. Shes only going short distances, but today she went across the living room and wanted to land on my head. She hates my hair and decided to land on my computer instead.

I have also been painting. Nothing fancy, just some stuff Coley requested. The unicorn one is the second in a series of 3. Rob is wanting robots...not so sure on what to do with robots. Still have to finish those paintings too. I made a cute one for my kitchen, but I dont feel like putting a picture of it up yet.

Yes, I paint in the living room. This is why I have big cardboard boxes flattened out behind the couch.

I dont really like this little guy, I really need better brushes. I think I should hit up a better art supplies store to get some fine brushes.

Bird is really excited now, shes is flying all over the place, from her cage over my head to the computer and back. Shes a little more settled right now chewing on the ipod rubber cover. I should really be calling the bird a "he" but I cant get used to it even if it is a "he". I guess I will just have a gender confused bird.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

baking day

Mikaela came over this weekend.
We had a blast.
Went shopping at her favorite mall, checked out the hello kitty store, the mac store (looked but it was too busy for me), and all the other stores out there in the mall. Really wanted to do build a bear, but decided against it.
We carried home my mini muffin tin tray thing and pretty towels and then got right to making cupcakes!
Its one of our favorite things to do!

These are for mom and dad :) They brought Watermelon for us and I haven't had watermelon in forever. Its a little hard to pack that in a backpack and try to take it home :P
Anyways, I need to clean some more.

Friday, June 06, 2008


Poe is an Ugly Dragon.
Ugly Dragons come from the Ugly Dragon Mountain.
But Poe has left the safety of his caverns in search of his big dreams.

The other day he had a big dream about a big scoop of ice cream. Chocolate.
While most Ugly Dragons sleep all day and fly all night, Poe is more into cars, trucks, bikes, and anything that lets him sit down while moving.

Flying is hard.
You have to flap your wings around all the time!

Can Poe roll with you?