Thursday, March 29, 2012

Name Squatters are Evil

       Don't you hate it when people go in a store and walk around for ages, seemingly always staying in front of the item you need, then walk out empty handed? It's the same way with blog squatters. They pick an insanely cool name for their blog, put up one or two posts, then it just disappears. Take the blog Killer Robot for example.

 Awesome name, but guess how many posts it has. That's right, NONE!!! Awesome name+ no posts = GRR!!! These people are just hogging good names and not using them. They are outlaws in the world of bloggers. If this ever happens to me, leave a bunch of comments reminding me to stay alive.
       Another horrendous example. Star Wars. Could be an amazing blog, right? But yet again, this blog is under construction. And it has been since 2001. Alas, it is dead. Sigh.
 The list goes on and on...
         This one is interesting. It is not only a name squatter, it used an amazing name like Godzilla, put it in their web address, then started writing the great American novel that never made it. The novel is also called Cockatoo Creek, which has nothing to do with Godzilla. At all.

       And another, and another, and another. It's maddening. Here are some more dead blogs.

The ultimate bloggers goal: Do not let your blog go extinct.

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Hunger Games

    Today is the day that my sister and I have been waiting for since the day the first previews made their way to youtube. Yes my friends, this is the day that the movie hunger games comes out. My sister introduced the books to me not that long ago, and ever since then I have been hooked. The only book that I have not completed is the last one, and that is because I got busy, (Big surprise there, huh?) as well as some... interesting elements that I did not quite like.
     Although I probably will not be able to watch the movies for a bit, (read the books and you will understand) I still will be drooling over several hunger games movie items. One of my favorite things is a shirt with the lettering 'Cinna said I should wear this'.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Coming Back From the Dead

After remaining dormant for almost 6 months... The gingercat is alive!!! Starting with a post about girl scouts, then a peculiar entry about pi, she is alive!! She slowly makes her way into downtown Tokyo, ripping up all the buildings in sight... then, a voice calls out and lets out a roar! It's Godzilla! The fleeing civilians stop running, turning their heads.

Gingercat looks down at the ground, and catches sight of a schoolboy with a remote control in his hand. She stomps over to Godzilla, and points to the boy. He frowns and looks up at the sky. There is some kind of Mecha- Rodan up there! Godzilla walks over to the boy and picks him up. The boy's eyes grow wide, and he starts screaming. Godzilla pats him on the head, plucks the remote out of his hand then sets him on the ground. Godzilla uses the remote to cause Mecha- Rodan to gracefully crash into a mountain.

Godzilla and gingercat quickly fled the scene. They have not been heard from since.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy Pi day!!!

Happy Pi day to nerds and pie eaters alike! On this amazing day, everyone honors the number pi, and fills up on all kinds of fruit filled pastries! (Our personal favorite is strawberry rhubarb, how about you?) For the slightly undereducated nerd, here is a little history on everyone's favorite eating holiday. A great man named Larry Shaw invented pi day in 1988. It was celebrated in the San Francisco Exploratorium, where he worked as a physicist. It was celebrated by marching around one of the circular spaces and then eating pies. Yummy, right? On pi day in 2004, Daniel Tammet recited the first 22,514 digits of pi. I don't know about you, but that is just way too much thinking for me. Cleverness is not usually people's strong suite, but they sure were clever in that they made today, 3/14 pi day, as the first three digits of pi are 3.14.
So go out there! Eat some pie! Find out the circumference of circles! Have fun!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Signs of the Coming Zombie Apocalypse

Some people think that the world's gonna end in 2012, right? So if the apocalypse is coming, it may as well have tons of zombies, correct? Well, here are the signs that I'm seeing of the coming Zombie Apocalypse.
      1. Grammar. I swear, people are trying to kill us nerds by using the worst grammar possible.
      2. There is such a thing as competitive yoga. Yoga is supposed to be relaxing.
      3. Quarter cupcake day. Our local bakery offers this, and we're talking hard- core cupcakes here.
      4. Not getting a single snow day where we usually have at least two.
Zombie walk for hunger day
      5. Zombies are everywhere. Seriously, take a look.
So the next time you hear groaning coming from the hotel room next to you, you might just want to grab your baseball bat.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Happy 100th birthday to the Girl Scouts!

Being a Girl Scout myself, I am extremely proud of this day. We, the Girl Scouts are 100 years old. I started girl scouting when I was in kindergarten, as a daisy. That's right, one of those cute little girls with the little blue uniforms. There was a troop at my own school, but that soon fell apart. So I joined another troop, which fell to the same fate. ever since then, I have been in yet another troop that contains other girls a year older than me. We do tons of science stuff, ( Bwa ha ha ha ha!!!) and tend to go camping a lot.

This is an old handbook that my darling father got for my darling mother. Much has changed in those seemingly few years.

On one of our campouts we used these trail signs to make a trail for the other group. We were tempted to get 'lost' just for the fun of it.
Our troop has somewhat lessened in numbers over the years, but it has no chance of becoming extinct as long as the group of us who I have a hunch are the only ones who care about girl scouts stay in. Right now we have seven girls in our troop.
So happy birthday to Girl Scouts!