Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Block Party Water Fight From Kiki's Point of View...

A picture of Kris and Karol

Who knew that a simple, plastic water bottle could start something so great? I certainly didn’t. Neither did Mimi. It all started one Saturday in July, at my block party. Our neighbor Kris (who is in college) came over to be with my brother. My other neighbor supplied Mimi and me with countless water balloons. Our goal: to throw one at Karol (my bro). When that proved unsuccessful we threw some at both Karol and Kris. They mostly bounced off and didn’t break. I don’t remember whose earthly idea it was to do such a thing, but Mimi and I got water bottles. One each, to drink from. On the spur of the moment I ran past Kris as he was playing ping-pong/table tennis with Karol and sloshed a bucketful (or a-fourth-of-a-water-bottle-full) onto Kris. Mimi did not want to as she liked him (Kris). (Later it turned out that she just liked the pants he wore. Who knew?) At that very moment, in an outrage, Kris whirled around and with a smile on his face declared war. He ran to his house to get his water guns. (Who knew that a college kid still has water guns, especially when the better part of his usual day is spent playing computer games?) My brother followed. Mimi and I equipped some old and broken guns for ourselves. Later my dad gave us the hose.
Kris had a shield of sorts. We tried stealing some of their weapons unsuccessfully. All of us got soaked to the bone but thankfully, it was a hot July day.
Mimi and I used our water guns, a basin, the hose, and our water bottles. When our water supply winded down our flip flops as well as the water bottles did come in handy. The alley was our battle front, and my neighbor’s car was unfortunately parked right next to our battle station. It received a good watering but got cleaned as well.
Kris and Karol had a selection of much more modern weapons as well as a handy shield. Of course when they took over the hose all hell broke loose but soon we managed to retrieve it from them.
Duh-nun-tat-un…. Cue image of Charlie’s Angels picture….
Gals, hitch up your pants and win! Which, I suppose you might say we did. Or did not. That remains either a mystery or a matter of opinion. Or just whether or not your brain is equipped with the function of logic.
Also, as Mimi said, we sort of "stalked" them as well as my cousin when they went for a walk. That's only because before they went on a walk and no one could find them for a long time.
As I look back on the day now in my sweater and vest I remeber the warmth of July. I am now in the frigid depths of a Chicago September.

Water Fight at Kiki's House!!!!!

Ok....hilarious new story! ok so there was a block party at Kiki's block, and i came over. At first we were helping out with the games for the kids then a neightbor of kiki's came over. He was Karol's friend. His name was Chris....and i had a crush on him. It resulted in telling kiki im crazy over him. she couldnt belive me but it was loooove..... lol. I also almost got run over by a person on a bike because i wasnt paying attention at all! that was embarrasing becasue it was right in front of him. My face was prbably like a distorted pumpkin....oh well. so he saw me...Ok so after i announced that i was in love, we followed them to the backyard. (very stalkerish right?) We had an inventory of water ballons from kiki's friends and wanted to use them to our advantage, well kiki started throwing them at her brother karol, who was playing a game of ping pong with chris, but they rarely popped. So then in a desperate atempt to catch his attention, she had a water botltle...guess what she did....u guessed.....she threw water at him and it was officially WAR!!! he went home to get his inventory of water guns. With the help of kiki's dad we got the water guns too! we also had a whole bucket of water which we poured at them too. then the war of water started. It was a game of two on two. after getting soaked.....no drenched!! in water, we still kept going. Butt me and kiki has a very large advantage!!!! A GARDEN HOSE!!! They got SOAKED! like seriously, it was hilarious though. This all occured in the alley. (must i add that we got the neigbbors car extremely wet too. Everything looked like a horrible rain storm had occured. sonce we were in the alley we forgot one very important thing!!!The thingie that turns the water on and off for the hose was in front of the house. we were on the other side. Then karol went away, and guess what , we were too preoccupied with getting chris soaked that we didnt think this was important. so guess what karol did!!!!! he turned off the water, leaving us only our wits and water guns to help us breakthrough. we went back into the backyard (somehow! it all happened so fast) and had a bucket of water. i took the bucket and quickly (like a ninja) went to chris and poured all that water on him. kiki's mom was watching and she was laughing. he llooked like a wet rat!!!!!! it was hilarious. i was laughing so hard with kiki, so me and kiki continued the war. i forgot who won but it was soo much fun! i also forgot to add that when carol and chris went to "reload" their water guns at his house, kiki made me hind behind a garbage can (which was horrible to be by, i smelled dead fish mixed with other disgusting stuff) so it was a lot of fun. then it was nightime and karol and chris and kiki's cousin went to take a walk somewhere and we followed them after a while. we were hiding behind trees and trying to take pictures. we purposely ran into them a few times which was hilarious....well thats just about all i can say right now........hope u enjoyed!!!!! ooppps. liitle error ....his name is actually spelled kris!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Here are the solutions to the riddles:
"I am taken from a mine, shut into a wooden case, and am never realeased- yet everybody uses me. What am I?" PENCIL LEAD
"What is round as a dishpan, deep as a tub but oceans can't fill it up?"  A SIEVE

Did you figure it out? Leave us a comment and tell us.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Riddle To Ponder...

Or rather, two. I'll give you the answers on Saturday.
" I am taken from a mine, shut into a wooden case, and am never realeased- yet everybody uses me. What am I?"
" What is round as a dishpan, deep as a tub but oceans can't fill it up?"

Again the answers in a few days!

Monday, September 7, 2009


for the mystery you are supposed to fgure out why the man does what is said in the mystery, but here is the answer,
he is a midget (better way of saying it: geneticall small person) who cant reach the 11 and 12 buttons, but when it rains he uses and umbrealla to put in the nu,mber 12.

Friday, September 4, 2009

A funny mystery at school......

ok, so today in language arts class my teacher mr.collins read us a really hard mystery and i was wondering if u guys could guess it (the mystery is from a site he found) .....ill give the answer in a few days...here it is:

A man lives on the twelfth floor of an apartment building. Every morning he wakes up, gets dressed, eats, goes to the elevator, takes it down to the lobby, and leaves the building for work. In the evening, he goes through the lobby to the elevator, and, if there is someone else in the elevator (or if it was raining that day) he goes back to his floor directly. However, if there is nobody else in the elevator and it hasn't rained, he goes to the 10th floor and walks up two flights of stairs to his room.

can you guess the answer? (it took my class an hour to figure it out)

_happy mysteries_

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Luscious, Succulent, Delicious Brownie... what more can I say?

A busy city gal needs time to indulge, right? This microwave brownie can be made in five minutes and is best served warm, by itself. Add vanilla ice cream and you've got a clashing of delicious flavors, warm and cold all mushed up together, perfect for an anytime, anywhere treat. Works great afterschool, after dance class or after just about anything! It had relatively simple ingredients, so just about everybody can try them right now! The recipe is from an old Chicago Tribune article. Enjoy! (P.S. can be eaten off the floor, off the carpet and off the table if spilled.)

Mircrowave Brownies:

-4 tablespoons flour
-4 tablespoons sugar
-2 tablespoons cocoa
-dash salt
-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
-2 tablespoons water
-1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all together in a microwave safe bowl or mug. My microwave is wacky so I only need about forty five seconds but you experiment with your own to see how long. I'd say you try for 30 seconds first, then check if it seems all right. Voila!
Also there is a recipe for microwave chocolate cake, the picture above is of the cake. I'll give you the recipe for the cake one day soon.
Also, neither of these recipes are mine or Mimi's, but you should have seen Mimi's face when I served her the brownie... absolute dee-lish!