Early Wrecking

Dearest Super Koala,

I am so prepared for my post today. You should be so proud. I did all of my wrecking outside of the house. I mean I did it at school, so it isn’t really as impressive, but I am still proud of myself for remembering to do it.

For my first journal page, I had a very wordy challenge.

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I was in the gym, so I wrote down as many words as I could see without using names. They have all of those banners with names of people on specific teams that won things, but I didn’t want to use the names. I thought that was kind of weird, and those aren’t even really words, so I stuck to actual words. This is what I came up with.

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I forgot to take a before picture of the next one, but it instructed me to gather names and autographs. I went around and asked people if they would sign my book, and one kid made me sign a document saying that he would get half the revenue from whatever money I made when I sold his signature if he became famous. I said that was a pretty fair trade off, especially since I doubt he will ever be super famous.

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My first postcard was pretty fun. Once again I forgot to take a before picture, but I had to cut out the center of the card and take peoples’ pictures with the frame that was left. I had many willing models, and the pictures were really funny.

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It was surprisingly difficult to get the frame lined up properly.

My second postcard is one that I am pretty sure you have already done. I had to make a mess while eating lunch, so two of my friends and I made a super mess during lunch.

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We got some banana, hard-boiled egg yolk, grape juice, orange juice, ranch, cheeto dust, and chocolate pudding smeared across the card. I made the executive decision just to throw this one away.

On to the next order of business!

In regards to your spring break goals, I have a few ideas.

  1. Make 50,000 simoleons.
  2. Read 3 books
  3. Write 3 chapters of a book
  4. Plan meals for you and I to make when I visit
  5. Run a total of 8 miles throughout the week

There, I think that is a pretty good start. Of course you can add personal things for like school and current goals you are working on, but these are my suggestions. I guess that is all I have for you, so I will end my post here. I can’t wait to visit in one week! Since I will be seeing you on Thursday next week, I think we should skip our posts next week, and we can make some adventure posts while we are together.

– Captain Spazzmataz

P.S. You still have to do yours for this coming Sunday otherwise we would be off from each other.

Wrecking not so Late

Dearest Super Koala,

I almost got away with being late this time! You didn’t even notice until a few hours ago that I did not post yesterday. Oh well, I guess you would have found out sooner or later.

My week was very stressful. I have had four tests, a presentation, and a surprise timed writing. Not to mention more homework than normal. What is wrong with my teachers? Why do they want me to cry all of the time? I even had to do sort of work in jazz band! Yesterday Mr. Brakefield had us fold 700 programs! And, they had two pages each, so about 6 or 7 people were folding 1400 pieces of paper. It took the entire class to finish. I guess we did pretty good though because there was only one paper cut suffered out of all of us. Besides my stresses, there isn’t really all that much to talk about this week, so I will just move on to my wrecking.

I had what I was going to do this week all planned out by Monday, but then everything took a turn for the worse. I forgot to bring the materials to school on Tuesday, and I forgot about them on Wednesday. Then, on Thursday, I only did about an eighth of everything, so I am just going to save that stuff for next week, and hopefully I will remember it.

For my journal pages I did two create your owns.

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This one sounded better in my head than it turned out. I guess the final product does look kind of cool, but I didn’t really think about the fact that bouncy balls don’t bounce that well off of a soft paper book, so I didn’t have as much fun as I thought I would.

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I even make the swirls in the same color of the ball that make it! I thought that was pretty clever.

My second one was a little better.

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You gave me the idea after our conversation today. Your extreme need for a quilt made me want to make one. Even if the one I made wouldn’t really function that well as a blanket, It looks pretty cool in the book.

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As you can tell from the picture, I went for a patchwork quilt. I think it looks pretty cool. I know I probably could have done it a little neater, but I did this in a rush.

My first postcard is one that you did last week.

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I made the planet of Ostara. It is a beautiful planet with a large, lush forest and the cleanest natural body of water in the galaxy. The northern housing district is where all the smarty pants live. They cross the river every day into the working district to go to school and work. They are in charge of making sure the planet survives and that everyone has everything they need. The southern (and smaller) housing district houses the party animals. They cross the river to their left every day into to land of party. There they are in charge of making sure everyone is having a good time.

My second postcard is one that would potentially relieve all of my school stress.

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I decided that the only thing I really wanted to be gone at that moment was my homework. I have so much to do this weekend!

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Now I can just go into school on Monday and tell all of my teachers that my portable black hole ate my homework! Do you think they will believe me?

That is all I have for you this week. Hopefully next week is less stressful and I will be more prepared for my post. Now I am going to watch a movie because we have so many to watch this weekend.

– C.S.

Grammy Wrecking

Dearest Captain Spazzmataz,

This post comes to you as Sparhawk and I sit on the couch, with the girls, watching the Grammies.  Fortunately, I was very prepared for my post.  Early today, Sparhawk and I went to the Aviary for delicious, delicious creperie noms.  Whilst there, I completed all of my necessary wreckage to assemble this post.

First, le post cards!

As we waited for our food, we noticed a pouch attached to the wall by us.  Other patrons had filled the pouch with interesting, random notes.  I decided we needed to contribute a post card to the pouch.  So, we spent various points in the dinner working on this random thoughts card.  Sparhawk was the major contributor, including a poem he wrote on the back.  Before we left, we tucked it into the pouch for someone else to enjoy.

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My other post card was very simple.  It’s the one where you see how many times you can send the card back and forth between a friend.  I chose Philip, since we’re already supposed to be correspondents.

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For my wreckage, I found the most perfect prompt inside the book.

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Being titled the Aviary, the restaurant is filled with birds.  Though, they are redecorating, so there’s not as many birds as there used to be.  However, I still found a decent amount.

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My other wrecking did not turn out so well.  On our drive home, I still had one last wrecking to complete, so I chose the one where you draw while in motion.  It was a rather tragic experience, especially when I recall how well yours turned out.

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Sparhawk did not assist with this at all.  He kept forcefully lurching the car to make my poor drawing even worse.

I’m so excited to see you this weekend!  This week was fairly pleasant, though nothing particularly notable happened.  The weather has been so pretty this weekend, which severely cut down on my overall productivity yesterday.  I got back in the game today and did a fair amount of cleaning.  Now I only have to survive one four day week, and then I get a Spazz filled four day weekend!  I will continue to work on our list as well as keeping my teacher life in check, so I don’t have to do a bunch of grading while you’re in town.  Since parent teacher conferences are on Thursday, that shouldn’t be hard.  Grades need to be nicely caught up for that.

Well, I’m going to go read personal narratives and continue watching the awards.  Cuddling with the puppies through the process as been particularly delightful given their bath.

Love you,

Super Koala

Wrecking to the Max

Dearest Super Koala,

I did it! I officially was able to complete two postcards and two journal pages. I was not anticipating the time that it was going to take me to complete them, but I did it. For my first postcard, I did the one where you write a secrete and then destroy it. After I had already written my secrete I realized that I didn’t take a before picture, but you have done it before, so I figured it would be okay. While I was thinking of how to expertly destroy it, I came up with the great idea of making it into confetti. So, I hole punched the entire thing. It took about 25 minutes to complete, and afterwards my hand was very sore that it hurt to squeeze anything.

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This was my lovely pile of confetti, and I don’t think any would ever be able to put it back together again. I think it is literally in a thousand pieces. For my second one, I decided on a magical power.

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Of course I picked teleportation because we have only been talking about it forever. My first journal page I kind of fudged the rules a little.

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I tried to do this one this week, but as I was looking around for circles, I realized that it was much harder than I thought it would be, so instead I drew a lovely picture of only circles. I will say that I found the circles in my mind, and then I will have followed the rules. My second one isn’t as pretty.

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I decided that I would do this one, so I smeared the picture in the snow on the back porch. I guess I used too good of a pen because it didn’t smear that well. Whoops.

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This past weekend, as you know, was spent with the little kids and by the time I got home on Sunday all I did was sit in my room and read and watch my two episodes of Netflix. It was stressful. Saturday at the City Museum was fun, but after awhile it just got tiring. Monday night we had our Winter Concert at school. It went really well especially considering how it was looking a week leading up to the event. It was also pretty packed the entire bottom bleachers were full and the top was 3/4 full, so I would say that it was a really good night. Afterwards a group of us went out for ice cream in our tuxes and it was pretty funny. On Tuesday I signed up for the classes I want to take next year. I am really excited, and it is funny to see how the classes I thought I was going to take a month ago are completely different from what I signed up for. Wednesday we actually played music in jazz band because there was a guy at the school seeing if we could be a school of character, so Brakefield wanted us to look good in case he came in. He didn’t, but we still had fun playing. We played a song called On Green Dolphin Street, and Burritos to Go. The latter was my favorite. It made me want to get up and dance. Today there was a two hour early release at school, so I have had lots of time to get my homework and posting done. It has been a nice relaxing day. I guess that is all I have for you. Can’t wait to hear from you on Sunday.

-Captain Spazz

P.S. We didn’t read on Sunday!

Neighborly Wrecking

Dearest Captain Spazzmataz,

Aren’t you proud of me?  My post is very on time this week.  However, as you mentioned in your previous post, I also only have one wrecking and post card.  This weekend has been incredibly stressful, and I just didn’t have the time to create two of each.  Next week for sure.

What made this weekend so stressful also made this weekend good.  On Saturday I was out of the house for eleven hours for speech purposes.  The team, as you know, ended up doing really well.  We took home medals in all of our events except for one and took third overall; not too shabby for a team of three.  I was very proud of them so I took them for sub-par Chinese food afterward.  Upon their request.

After speech, I had a few hours before Sparhawk got home.  I used that time to start frantically grading my personal narratives, which I still have like 30 of.  Stress.  Once he arrived, we quickly left to go to Corbin and Lauren’s.  Along with the puppy girls, of course.  The four of us along with BBKF had a sleepover of sorts.  We decided we wanted to watch movies until real late, and Corbin wanted to make us breakfast in the morning.  It was super delightful, and I got to sleep cuddled with the puppies in their guest room.  During this event we discovered Sparhawk has never seen any of the Brat Pack movies.  Legitimately none.  This horrific realization came at a rather unfortunate time, given they just took the Breakfast Club off Netflix.  We semi remedied this by having him watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  I was lame and fell asleep before the end, but I made it to the parade scene, so I was happy.

After scrumptious breakfast involving steak and eggs, we made it back home.  I’ve spent all day doing horrible things like grading papers, and I’m still not done.  So much to do!  Belle and Nyxen have been extra lazy today, though.  They’ve been nice stress buddies.

My wrecking adventures this week made me very uncomfortable, but I managed to complete them.

The post card was one I’ve dreaded since I first flipped through the book.

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Today, I decided I’d conquer this beast.  And I had a brilliant idea.  I originally thought this one would be super weird because I’d have to put it in my immediate neighbors yards.  But that’s not true at all!  My neighborhood is huge, so I decorated it up a bit and decided to hide it in a yard on a different street.

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I tried to write a cute message on the back, but I was rather distracted, so it came out a little iffy.  I waited for the cover of darkness to make my move.  Whilst walking the pups, I tucked it in between the fence slats of one of the backyards we regularly pass.  I happen to know nothing about them other than they have children.  It’s my hope that one of the little girls will find it, and maybe enjoy it.  I think an adult will probably just still find it creepy.

This evening’s walk also helped me complete my wrecking task!

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Tragically, this did not go as well as I planned.  All of the natural surfaces had no effect on the paper, and there was no proof of scraping.  In desperation, I turned to unnatural surfaces.

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This finally produced a result.  After scraping it on bushes, shrubs, trees, and grass, it took a brick wall, a fence, and the sidewalk to actually make marks on the paper.  This activity also made me rather uncomfortable as it’s the Super Bowl, which means Super Bowl parties, which means people congregating outside, which means witnesses to my odd scraping as I towed two puppies through a very windy neighborhood.  It was rough.

Anyway!  I’m going to continue my paper grading.  Wish me luck.  I love you, and I hope you had a nice weekend with not too much hating everyone!

Super Koala

Wrecking in the Room

Dearest Super Koala,

I am sorry that you are already asleep and wont be able to read this tonight. As soon as I finished my homework, mom asked me to go to the mall with her where we spent two hours doing just about nothing. Then when I got home I had to practice, so here I am, finally doing my post, late as usual. (But you are far later than I am).

Anyway, Friday through Monday I was with you, so of course you know how my weekend went. Tuesday I had to go back to school. It was not fun at all. I remember the days where I was excited to go back to school, but now I just want to stay home all of the time. Since I have been keeping my room clean, I have been less bored. I have know idea why, but it is a correlation I have noticed. When my desk starts to get a little mess, I get a little lazy and bored. As soon as I clean it up, I am no longer bored and have an abundance of things that I could do. I find it very strange. Wednesday was pretty normal. I had fun in jazz band. We broke a chair. Mr. P claimed to be all that is man. Pretty typical stuff. Thursday I woke up a half an hour late, but I still left the house at the same time as I always do. I realized that I can wake up like fifteen minutes later and still have plenty of time to get ready. That night Dad and I went to the Fox and saw Cinderella. It was surprisingly very good. I was expecting it to be a little kids show, but the plot line was very different and there were many jokes that I know went straight over the kids’ heads. It was kind of like when we went to see Lemony Snicket. All of the kids were laughing at all of his jokes, but we knew that they didn’t really get what he was saying. There were some pretty adorable little girls dressed up as Cinderella though. There was this one girl who had on a blue sparkly dress, a white fluffy coat, and little clear plastic shoes that lit up when she walked. It was basically the cutest thing ever. Today we had a rock em’ sock em’ robots tournament in jazz band. We had brackets and every thing. It was very official. I guess that is all I have to tell you. We have talked on the phone a lot this week, so I kind of already told you all of the exciting things.

For my wrecking, I found two more things that I could do from my bedroom, but I am really going to have to start preparing them beforehand. For my postcard I went on a more creative route.

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I had always put off doing this card, but I really don’t know why. The idea for what to do came to me very quickly.

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My way of bettering the environment on this lot is to make it the home of the pollution sucker 2000. Its job is to take all of the pollution out of the air and after a year of sucking, it plops out a puppy in return. The technology is very advance. This will greatly benefit the environment as well as the general happiness of everyone in the world.

For my journal page, I took a much more literal route.

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A bus route! If you don’t live in St. Louis, then you need to know that we have a pretty awful public transportation system. Nonetheless, I attempted to copy down the Metro Bus route around Oakville.

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To make it seem like I actually put something on the page besides a squiggly green line, I also included some locations around the route. I think it is a pretty accurate representation of route 17.

I guess that is all for this week. I will be waiting in anticipation for your double post on Sunday since you forgot last week.

– Captain Spazzmataz

Sickly Wrecking

Dearest Captain Spazzmataz,

I hope the remainder of your first week back went well.  Mine was only okay.  I have one class that forgot how to be functioning people, and they’re right in the middle of the day.  Because of this, they kind of put a damper on my general feelings about the school day as a whole.  It’s lame, but I’m hoping it’ll improve.  And if not, I’ll just have to keep in mind the fact that my other classes have been going really well.  Drama started up again, and it’s been a lot of fun.  Right now we’re just doing a lot of team building activities, but they show a lot of promise.  And the class is full, which means I can actually be selective about my actors this year.  Hooray!

Thanks to my illness, my weekend has been rather uneventful.  It started out good.  On Friday, I got tasty sushi with my little and then went around doing a kind act.  After sushi, Little and I went to Hurts, where on impulse I bought a half dozen glazed donuts just to deliver to other people.  Five of them went to Imo’s, where Sparhawk and company were working, and one went to BBKF, who was having a bad day.  I hung out with her at the family video until her shift ended, and then she came over to my house.  We were supposed to watch a movie, but the illness struck.  I ended up falling asleep, which is what I did for most of my weekend.  Yesterday, I slept at least fifteen hours.  And I still went to sleep in a timely fashion once Sparhawk got back from work.

When I was awake, good things happened.  I got a haircut, which I love.  The back is all nice and layered and not mulletish at all now.  Afterwards I went to Imo’s to nom on some delicious lunch items, and then hurried back to take the girlies to the dog park.  As you recall, they did pretty well.  Nyx still hates dogs that are notably larger than her.  Which is most dogs.  But oh well.  After that, I swung by the library to pick up some books and my new/old items.  I’ve currently read four books in 2015!  And then I abruptly went to sleep.  I know I haven’t been feeling well because I’ve eaten very little all weekend.  You know that’s not normally my life.

Despite illness, I still have my wrecking completed!  It was by goal to get them done in a timely fashion.  Tonight I’m going with BBKF to see the Hobbit and have dinner, whether I feel up to it or not.  I’ve already canceled once, so I promised myself the only way I wouldn’t be going was if I had a fever or was throwing up.  Fortunately neither have happened.

Anyhow, my tasks this week were pretty simple.

For my post card I had to collect fruit stickers.  I actually worked on this one all week, pealing a sticker off my daily fruit whenever possible.  Unfortunately, we only have apples and bananas right now, as not much else is in season and delicious.  But I still managed to cover the card fairly well.

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For my wreckage, I completed one you have done before and made this nice little message for Sparhawk.

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It will be really easy to put it in his pockets.  I’ve decided I’m going to put it in a pair of his fancy pants, and then he’ll end up seeing it when he’s substitute teaching.  I think it’ll make a good surprise.

That’s all from me today!  I hope your concert went really well and that it was a fun time!  I look forward to your post!

Love,

Super Koala