Mega-Late, Mega-Decorated Post!

Dearest Captain Spazzmataz!

I have done it!  I have for you not one, not two, not three, but six pages of general wreckage and good times.  True I did this to myself, and true it seemed like a daunting task, but I have completed it.  Behold.

The first page we had to complete was very reminiscent of a page in our previous wreckage books.  Last time, I felt like I had done a terribly messy job, so this time I took it upon myself to make the neatest page possible.


This probed to be very difficult, as both kittens instantly came out of the woodwork to attack the yarn.  This resulted in a very tragic tearing of the paper, but I still feel like it looks fairly nice.

Secondly, I had to decorate a sticker.  I chose the absolutely riveting Lisa Frank heart dolphins, pictured in their non-decorated splendor below.


I initially planned on making an intensely colorful, heart themed, abstract picture around them, which is why there is that weird dark spot in the middle of the page.  After committing to the weird dark spot, I decided an ocean background would be much more fun, so just pretend that didn’t happen.


I actually had a nice time doing this little freehand doodle.  Though, I basically enjoy any chance to utilize my shmansy color pencils.

Excuse the maps to follow.  They’re rather dreadful.  Directions and spatial reasoning just aren’t my friend.  I obviously have no future as a cartographer.


Since there were two pages, I made two maps.  One that leads to something that I, or most people, would want, and one that leads to something the puppy dogs would want.  As you can see, the paths are pretty straight forward.  Also, I fail at drawing things on any sort of consistent scale.

This brings me to the page that started all of my problems.  The food page.


I actually ended up getting this to work better than I thought.  I had been distressed because I forgot to save random items from both Papa Johns and Steak n’ Shake.  However, as I was foraging for yarn in my desk, I found coupon sheets for both establishments.  Happily, these provided representation for them on my page.  The Panera logo is extra big because I ate there twice in the last week and a half.  No shame!

For the page of life advice I’d want to read in 10 years, I had no idea what to put.  I scrolled a bit on the Internet, looking for quotes from authors I liked or something similar that would suffice.  I found nothing, which is so typical of the Internet.  Fortunately, I did find a picture I had saved of definitions for emotions all people have but don’t know how to describe.  I’m skeptical as to the overall legitimacy of some of these definitions, but I’ve always liked the list and saved it in my phone.  I thought it would be fun to save them here for my thirty-four-year-old future self to re-discover.


Finally, I bring you the wax page.  I did not like the wax page.  I should no longer be allowed to complete wax pages.  In the case of this wax page, I used way too much wax, burnt my palm, and got wax on my dishwasher.  Artemis found it fascinating.  The wax also slightly bled onto the next page, so I’ll have to figure that nonsense out next week.


There you have it!  I have completed my mission.  I feel so accomplished.  I’ll leave you with the note that I’m looking forward to your instagram post today (look us up on pawsandpages), and this picture of what Annabelle was doing whilst I slaved at my wreckage.



Super Koala


Seventeenth Day of Silence

Dearest Super Koala,

Yesterday I woke up to pouring rain. That meant a morning inside at band camp and a really muggy afternoon. After lunch we had a completely silent rehearsal, and we cleaned part one of our show which is sets 1-26. It was very productive and pretty amazing to see what we could do when we were at our absolute best. However, I did get pretty red in my facial area, and tomorrow is picture day, so…whoops! Today was equally as humid. It was pretty gross, and by the end of the day I was so hot that I poured water onto my head. It felt great. We are almost done with the show; there are only about ten more pictures to set on the field. I am really excited about it. If we can pull it off, it will be a super sweet show. I am excited for you to see it. As for your questions about Monday, it was supposed to be senior schedule pick-up day, but Brakefield told everyone to go on Thursday when the Freshman had to go, however many seniors (including half of the section leaders) didn’t follow those directions and went on Monday anyway. There were also lots of sport things going on that day.

Today after dinner, there was super scary rain. All of a sudden, there was super heavy winds, and Dad and I even held up one of the sunroom walls because he thought it was going to blow in if it didn’t have more support. Then there was sideways rain, and then it kind of flipped to being the other way sideways. It was really weird. The gutter made its own little mini rapids on the slope that leads from the driveway to the grass. After the scary rain stopped and it was just normal rain again, Mom and I played a game of air-hockey. Unfortunately, I smashed my pinky against the side of the table, and it still hurts. It is making it very difficult to type any upper case letters or the letter p. I hope the pain goes away soon.

Well, that was my past two days. Looking forward to your post tomorrow.

-Captain Spazzmataz

P.S. If you don’t beat SpongeBob by the time you have to come home, you may keep the gamecube until you do. Your welcome.