You’re stuck with me again

Hello everyone! Wow, I disappeared for three months! I hope that’s ok… Anyway, I have a very good reason for why I’ve left, so bear with me here. Anyway, it all started the week I left. I was photographing a rather large and beautiful blue flower.

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He’s very mean, so I was doing it in secret. Suddenly, though, the lens cap slipped out of my hand, and got covered I dirt from the ground. When I reached down to grab it, I lost my balance, and tripped down the cliff behind me!

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When I landed, I wasn’t really hurt. But I was stuck down there, and since I had been photographing in secret, no one knew I was there! So there I was, at the bottom of a cliff, and darkness was coming it was all I could do to build a fire and roast hot dogs.

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When I woke up in the morning, I knew I had to do something. So I reached down, took a rock, said “Here goes nothing” used it to put out the fire, and walked up the stone escalator behind me. Needless to say, when I got back my parents were surprised. They’d thought I’d left for good this time. They had already turned my room into a study, and my art studio in the living room was gone!

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I was obviously very mad at my parents. They did seem to feel bad about it, but still. I forced them to remake everything I had done, including my paintings, and have it done within the week. However once they realized how expensive that would be, they realized they couldn’t do it. So they decided to put me in a nursing home.

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Unfortunately for them, I wouldn’t allow that. Once I was officially enrolled, I hatched a plan for my escape. As it turns out, the patients are allowed into the kitchen. So, using that old guy’s medication from the next room, I made a cake for the guards that would put them to sleep (this was a high security nursing home).

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As I’m sure you can imagine, once I was out, there was no stopping me. The first thing I did was break into a butterfly greenhouse and steal all the butterflies, then sell them to myself for 50,000 dollars (can I help it if I like butterflies?)

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After a few weeks of that, though, I realized something was missing. Sleeping on a sidewalk just wasn’t comfortable. So then I thought of people that care about me. Family had given up searching for me after a few hours, so they clearly didn’t. But then I thought, you guys have said that you care about me, or at least my posts! So if any of you wouldn’t mind if I stay at your house until I turn 18, I’d really appreciate it!

Thanks,

Simon

P.S. It’s good to be back.

P.P.S. Sorry to which one of you I stole this computer from.

P.P.P.S I took ALL of those pictures!

The Last Caterpillar

I have some sad news. Over last weekend, my last polyphemus caterpillar died. I thought my projects were over, but on Thursday, I was taking a walk, And I discovered something.

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He’s now in my custody, and doing fine. He eats maple, and is in his 5th instar. I know that Woolly Bears are really basic caterpillars to raise, but beggars can’t be choosers. Plus he’s adorable.

I’ll tell you how he’s doing as much as possible. =)

A delicious dessert that will make you want to go camping now!

Hello! I’d like to take the time to quickly say that I’m taking a short break from Deutche today and tomorrow, maybe more… anyway, now that school’s started, I’m starting to take it again, so soon you may not be able to understand a word I say. Anyway, about 3 weeks ago, I went on a long camping trip. There are still two posts (including this one) in which I need to bring up that camping trip. I will explain this post by quoting the title: “A delicious dessert that will make you want to go camping now!”

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This is a very basic recipe, from: Capture and It’s really only possible to do over a campfire, if you follow my instructions, instead of the recipe itself (mine are better, especially if you have a campfire).

Ingredients:

8 cups Chex cereal (any kind)

1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter nutella, melted

1/4 cup butter , melted

1 -2 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups  confectioners sugar

Before I go on, I’ll explain about the smooth peanut butter nutella. My mother and I both hate peanut butter, so we felt compelled to change it (without my fathers peanut-butter-loving permission). If you like peanut butter, though, you can use peanut butter, and I’m sure it’ll taste just as good. But, if you don’t (and you use nutella), I recommend going easy on the confectioners sugar. I don’t mean that you shouldn’t add 1 1/2 cups  confectioners sugar (as the recipe suggests), I just mean that you shouldn’t add extra, since nutella is sweeter than peanut butter, and it will taste really sweet if you add too much. And if you want, I recommend adding a pinch of salt to the nutella, to give it a sea-salt-caramel sort of taste.

step 1:

Measure cereal in large bowl.

my Thoughts:

It doesn’t matter if it’s perfectly measured, as long as you don’t use more

step 2:

Set aside.

my thoughts:

(No comment)

step 3:

Microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter nutella, and butter for 1 minute on high.

my thoughts:

Microwave?!! No!!! Add the ingredients into a large bowl, and set over the campfire.

step 4:

Stir.

my thoughts:

Stir them wile they are on the fire, or else they will cool off, and it will be harder to blend them.

step 5:

Cook for 30 seconds longer or until smooth.

my thoughts:

This step isn’t really important.

step 6:

Add vanilla to mixture.

my thoughts:

(no comment)

step 7:

Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until coated.

my thoughts:

The cereal is really easy to break, and it doesn’t look as perfect if it breaks, so I recommend

using your hands (and washing them first, If you want happy guests)

step 8:

Pour mixture into Ziploc bag and add confectioners sugar.

my thoughts:

Large Ziploc bag.

step 9:

Shake until well coated.

my thoughts:

(no comment)

step 10:

Spread on waxed paper to cool.

my thoughts:

This step is really not important.

step 11:

Store in Ziploc bags or large sealed bowl.

my thoughts:

This step is only important if you don’t plan to eat it right away. But it’s much better if you eat it

immediately, so if you want to enjoy it, you should ignore this step.

Well, now you can go camping with a delicious dessert that everyone will love, even the people who like peanut butter!

Welcome to the campground where no one looks up…

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I STEP OUT OF THE TENT,

A COOL MORNING BREEZE CHILS ME TO THE BONE.

I’M BLESSED TO OWN A SWEATSHIRT . . .

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THE WATER CALLS TO MY PAINT BRUSH AND CANVAS

BUT IT’S EARLY, I CAN PAINT LATER.

NO ONE ELSE IS UP YET . . .

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I SIT BY THE FIRE

MMMUUUUUCCCHHHH WARMER

TEA WOULD BE NICE . . .

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I WALK DOWN THE PATH, SURROUNDED BY BLUEBERRIES

THE HIGHER THE BUSH, THE MORE THE BLUEBERRIES

BECAUSE NO ONE EVER LOOKS UP . . .

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Robin of Mine (pun intended)

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A couple days ago, some neighbors und Ich found eine baby robin that had fallen out of a tree in our backyard. We kept it in a large habitat I built with my grandfather to raise butterflies. We didn’t know what to do, so wir tried letting it back out to be taken care of by its parents, yet once they located it, they completely abandoned Er. So we called the audubon  society to take it to a sanctuary, where hopefully a bird would teach it how to feed itself.

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Aber as we were getting ready to take him there, eine robin came down to a nearby branch. We had been guiding our bird to fly, and he was able to fly to that branch. Hopefully that was one of it’s parents, ready to take care of it.

I also have to ask a question to anyone who knows birds. On the night that we found our bird, I went down to check at the pond by our house, to see if there was any other robins there. Aber was Ich found, was a different kind of bird.

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It’s wingspan was about 4 and a half feet. It was white with a brown tint, and black and red stripes on the tips of its wings. I think it might be a crane, does anyone know what it could be?

Wow, there are a lot of interesting birds where I live! =)