Hello again do you like my hat? It’s SO long since I’ve written! ALL my fish died but one. Beragond is still alive. I have a new friend. I met her one day when I was riding home from Safeway. She was wearin an indian headdress and she was making a spear. I thought it was cool, so I smiled at her. She looked at me kindof funny, and I thought SHE thought that I was making fun of her. I didn’t want her to think that, and so I stopped and turned around. I went back and toxld her that I wasn’t laughing at her, and she told me she hadn’t thought I was. Then we sort of told each other our names and stuff, and now we’re friends. Her name is Crystal and she’s 9 years old. On the second day (the day after I met her), I walked out to her house — barefoot! — and put a spear on her doorstep with a peace treaty tied to it. So now Saramonia is at peace with the noble indians. I am writing a “Quadragy”. It’s called “Four Tales in Time” The first three books have nothing to do with each other. Book one, “At the call of the father,” is about Neffertiti as a young girl. Her father grows ill and she must go forward in time to get the only plant that will save him. The second book, “The Tale of the Ice Dragon,” is about Nardah, a young native girl who wants to go out adventuring and seek a beast she has only heard about in legend. She doesn’t appriceate her family or her home enough. Book 3, “The deadly Valley of Hehr-Evwayno”, is about Ven, a girl who lives in the Valley of death. In this valley live all the poisonous things of the world, all the deadly beasts, and basically anything awefull or terrible. The worst part is, even the mythilogical things live there too. Ven is protected from anything smaller than a horse by a magic potion. The bottle can hold an endless suply of the potion, but there’s only enough in it to last 100 years. One night the boottle is knocked over and the potion runs out. By morning there’s enough left to feed a fly. Ven goes and seeks the old woman who gave her the potion and finds she is dead. In book 4, “After and Before”, the three girls come together. Neffertiti goes forward in time, Ven comes back, and Nardah stays where she is. They all meet each other and travel together. Faramir, Boromir, Merry, and Pippin my fish all died. Goodbye.
I get to use my program. My report was passable, if not good. But a few days after I turned it in, Mom gave me a new assignment: a research paper on castles. It was a cool topic, but I didn’t have it done on Friday when it was due. Patrick had his party on Friday, and I wanted to go. Mom said I could go if I would have the report to her by 3:00 Saturday. I totally spaced it, and I got in trouble. I stayed home from church yesterday because Holly’s had strep throat for several days, and we’re afraid I might have it too, or get it, and if I went to church I might give it to others. Oxn Wednesday, the YW activity was a Mother’s day party. We played an acting game. Two girls would act out a story or something, and another girl would come and say “Freeze!” Then the acting girls would have to freeze in position. The girl who said “Freeze!” would then tap a frozen girl on the shoulder, and then the girl she tapped would sit down in the circle, while the other girl (the one who said “Freeze”) would take the frozen girl’s position. Then they would un-freeze and start acting out a new story. Once, Rochelle and Emily G. were up. I can’t remember how, but Emily G. fell to the ground. Rochelle was saying things like “Speak to me!” when I came in and froze them. I kicked Emily G. out and laid down on the floor where she had been. Then we un-froze, and I acted like a zombie, and chased Rochelle all over. We also plaid “The Newlywed Game”, only we called it “The Mother/Daughter Game”. The girls went into a room while our mothers got asked questions about us like, “If your daughter could change her name, what would she change it to?” Mom put “Robin”. Well, When they were done being asked, we came back in and they asked us the same questions. Then we said the real answers to the questions, i.e. “If I could change my name, it would be to” I said “Gwenevier” (or however that’s spelled), and so we didn’t get a point for that one because the answers we gave didn’t match. Other questions were “If I could live anywhere in the world, where would I live?” Mom saiy “In a castle” I said “In England” “If I could be any animal, what would I be?” Mom said “Dragon” I said “Unicorn” Lindsey said “Jaws!” The people who had the most matching answers got prizes. Jenny Bowler got a prize — Lisa Frank unicorn earrings and ring. I wanted them SO much! Then on Sunday she sent them home with mom for me with a note. They’re SO pretty! She also gave me a unicorn pad! Sis. King gave me a unicorn ring too! It’s beautifull.
Today I worked 3 HOURS STRATE on my castle paper. Mom read the rough draft and said it’s going to be a good report. I don’t have to work on it again untill tomorrow. By the way, I did go to Pat’s party. It was half-fun-half-boring. He showed “Mrs. Doubtfire,” which I can’t watch since it’s rated PG-13. Well, I gotta stop writing now. Goodbye.
Dad left for Washington yesterday for Aunty Dianne’s wedding. I just “finished writing” a “report” on Tuberculosis. I started it yesterday. It was due today, and it was supossed to be 6 pages and it’s only 3. Yesterday mom got REALLY mad at me. She said if the report wasn’t in today, I’d never get to use my computer game kit again. I don’t know if that’s so, because she says a lot of things she doesn’t mean when she’s angry. Bxut I’m really scared. My report is dumb. Goodbye.
I’m making the Christmas computer game this year. My parents made a text adventure game a couple of years ago, but this year I’M making a graphic one. Unfortunataly, I’m not allowed to use my program until next monday. Yesterday, I was using and waiting for Mom to come home with the kids, and then Holly ran inand asked if I wanted to go to the Dollar Store. I thought she meant we were going to buy something, and there’s something I’ve wanted from the dollar store for a long time. I thought a little trip to the Dollar Store wouldn’t take very long, so I left the computer on and got in the car. Unfortunataly, what she really meant was a walk through the Mall. We spent an hour there without buying anything more than pillows, and I was really annoyed. When we got home, I jumped out of the car after unbuckeling Danny, and ran in to work on my game. Amy fell down and hurt herself behind me, (and Holly says I pushed her) and Mom was really mad at me for not going back to help her. She turned off the computer and lost all my un-saved info., and now I can’t use that program again for a week.
Anty Dianne is getting married to Andrew, a guy from Zimbabweie. I don’t know how to spell Zimbobway, though what I just wrote is how you pronounce it. Dianne is getting married on Friday. Just Dad’s going up to Washington — on Thurseday night, I think. He’s coming back Sunday.
Last night we ate Taco Bell, and I had 3 regular tacos. We had doughnuts for our Family Home Evening treat. I just read ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ for an hour. I’m enjoying it immensly. Goodbye.
Jenny Bowler has gotten downright annoying lately. I don’t suppose I ever mentioned this, but sometime last year, I was going to sit down, when Jenny pulled the chair right out from under me! She didn’t mean to, but it did hurt quite a bit, and my bum was sore for quite a while. But worse yet, Jenny was apolagizing for the next 3 months. The only way I could get her to stop was by convincing her I thought it was funny, which I did think. It really was amusing. It happens in cartoons all the time, but usually not in real life!
I’m going to girl’s camp this summer, unlike last year, when we were on vacation. IT’s a new campsight, and there’s going to be ARCHERY there! Also, there’s only two girls to a tent this year, and Erica and I want to be in one. But I don’t whether 1st year and 2nd year girls can be together. I don’t even KNOW any 1st year girls besides myself.
I got a new game-making kit. It came on 3 microfloppies, it cost $6.00, and it takes up 10mg. It is a graphics-based program, and I hope the graphics work, unlike Questmaker, my last attempt and game-making glory. The one I have now comes with a complete sample game that’s really cool. I’ve gone to work editing it already. I’m mxaking all the character’s names names from fairy tales. For instance, your quest is to rescue the lovely princess Cinderella, who has mysteriously disappeared. Of course, your name can be whatever you like, but all the people allready in this world have story-book names. At the very beginning, you run into a guy called Aladdin, who joins you. His name was origionally ‘man’. Dumb, right? There are some changes I’m going to make that I haven’t gotten a chance to, such as the following: when you see a woman, and say “talk,” and it asks you what you want to talk about, and you say ‘date’, she says, “My father won’t let me date strangers” If you say “Marry” she replies, “Sir, you’re teasing me!” If you say “Elope” she answers, “Now, really! I’ve known you for only a moment!” But, if you say “adventure,” she says, “Oh, I’d love to go on an adventure!” Then, if you say “Join”, she says “Girls can’t travel!” Then, if you say “Wait”, she says “All right, I’ll wait for you, but only if you promise to bring me jewels!” If you say “Promise,” she says, “I’ll wait” Goodbye.
We had a YW tonight that was SO boring! We have two new games on our computer: Jill of the Jungle, Cosmo’s Cosmic adventure. They’re both really cool. CCA is the hardest arcade adventuree game in the world! JOTJ is the coolest. It has the most awesome grafics. It’s 10:52 over and out!
I’ve been stricken with “Love” for a boy I haven’t seen in almost 3 years, and “desperately” want to see again! You may remember that erliar I mentioned Rob Dillard? Well, I just remembered how nice he was when I was at Eagleview, and how much I “liked” him, and I was engulfed by an overwhelming passion for him! Maybe I’ll meet him at Air Academy. Tomorrow I won’t remember he exists, though. Today Jenny Bowler called, and we talked for a long time. Well, it’s to late for me to WRITE a long time. Goodbye.