Thursday, June 11, 2009

Worst Case Scenario...

Today I did the thing that parents and teachers always warn you about...

...I spilled soda alllll over a computer keyboard at work.

That was always one of those things that I thought would NEVER ACTUALLY HAPPEN. Now I feel like a dumbass.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Turtle is Dead!

Or so I thought...

Turtle, is my overly curious and friendly hermit crab. I hadn't to filled her water dish in four or five days and JUST realized it. Soooo... I hurriedly went over to her cage really REALLY hoping she hadn't died.

The first sight I saw was exactly what I thought
was my worst nightmare... Turtle's carcass was lying there limply next to the food shell dish.

"Noooooo!!! Turtle died!" I cried out to my father, and begged him to take care of it.

"No way," my dad said and told me to take care of it.

With great dismay, I did just that. I looked really closely at the nasty limp hermit crab carcass and thought it might be a good idea to double check her usual shell (just in case). I picked it up and was overjoyed to find a freshly molted hermit crab, still pink and soft!

Turns out she wasn't dead after all, despite my carelessness!!! Hopefully she will forgive me.

She's as cute as ever!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Children of the Corn Theory

I recently watched the movie Children of the Corn with my friend Tracy. After watching the movie I came to the conclusion that Stephen King was trying to warn America.

For one, he was trying to warn us about our over-dependency on corn. The children in the movie basically worshiped the corn which is not too far off from what the United States food companies have been doing. A vast portion of the food most americans eat daily has some sort of corn product in it. Not to mention the food industries feed corn products to our poor livestock which causes them to gain more weight faster. This is NOT the kind of food that livestock is conditioned for. They are grazing animals, meaning, they are supposed to be out in the fields eating grasses... not starchy corn-based meals. ALSO- all this overproduction of corn is causing depletion of the rich top soil in corn-growing states (SUCH AS IOWA) which is due to run out in the next twenty years. It wouldn't be so bad if farmers didn't choose to continue to grow corn everysingleyear... It isn't just the food industry though, the use of corn as a source of ethanol might not be the best option... APPARENTLY, the natural prairie grasses that used to be so abundant in the midwest would be a BETTER source of ethanol!! ANDDD it is better for the topsoil. WHY HASN'T ANYONE STARTED TAKING ACTION?? STEPHEN KING WARNED US THAT CORN ISN'T ALWAYS THE ANSWER!! Burn those fields.

Another warning that Stephen King spooned out in that horror flick was about radical exclusive religions in america and how they are definitely not healthy or good for ANYONE. If you haven't seen the movie, watch it. YOU'LL SEE WHAT I MEAN.

Those are just some of my thoughts...

...I'm probably reading into it too much.