Snow Fights

Today it snowed. When we went outside, the Enemy (Andrea), the Neutral (Megan), and Agent 12½ (A.K.A Adrian) had a snow fight. The Enemy launched snow powder bombs in shovels and hurled it at Agent 12½, Neutral hit snow at both sides. Then Enemy and Neutral ran inside the hideout and closed the vacuumed air lock. I took a secret back way in.

We then had hot chocolate and a candy cane. Agent 12½ said he had fun, not sure about Enemy after he dumped a snow bomb down her back…

First Snow

My first two snowmen this year.

Today it snowed for the first time this year. Megan and I made snowmen. The bigger one of mine was creeping up to the other one. Then I destroyed them with snowballs. Now they are melted. We had fun with our snowman.

My Chex mix

I made Chex mix again. We changed our recipes(one and two) and made the Chex mix even better!

  • 3 cups Corn Chex
  • 3 cups Crispixs
  • 2 cups white cheddar cheez-its
  • 2 cups oringanl cheez-its
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex
  • 3 cups Nacho Cheese Bugles
  • 2 1/3 cups Pretzel Sticks
  • 2 cups Garlic Bagel chips, broken in half
  • 1 1/2 stick Butter
  • 5 Tbl coconut oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 10 dashes Tabasco Sauce
  • 5 cloves mashed garlic (we cooked it before hand)
  • 1 teaspoon of your favorite seasoned salt recipe*
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder

Put all the crunchy stuff in a big bowl and mix very well.

Melt the butter and coconut oil over low heat. Add the garlic and start browning the butter.

Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. We like it with less salt, so you might want to add more.

Put crunchy stuff on cookie sheet with sides and pour butter with seasonings over while stirring.

Bake at 250 degrees until mix is dry (about 1 hour and a half) Stir every so often.  Cool and store in an airtight container, and be sure to share (If you don’t, do not eat it all at once otherwise you will get a tummy ache)!

*We made it using; 2 Tb Salt, 1/2 tsp Paprika, 1/4 tsp Turmeric, 1/4 tsp Onion powder, 1/4 tsp Garlic powder. It makes about 3 or 4 baches of Chex mix

Density Layer Experiment

 

We made a density experiment were we put some different weighted liquids on top of each other and see what goes on what.

The first time we did it we put in; fake maple syrup, corn syrup, milk, soup, water and rubbing alcohol. The milk messed it up. We think it was too light because it was 2% milk. And we realized the fake maple syrup went over the corn syrup.

The next time we did it we took away the milk and put in the corn syrup first. Here are the colors in order:

  • Purple & Clear = Corn Syrup
  • Brown = Fake Maple Syrup
  • Green = Dish Soap. Blue = H²O
  • Yellow = Vegetable Oil
  • Pink = Rubbing Alcohol

After we layered the liquids we put in the objects. We put in a ping-pong ball, a cork, a die, a pencil, a popcorn kernel, a bead, a eraser, and a ring.

I thought it was neat to see how everything “floated”.

The Terror of Charn

The Terror of Charn.

Coloring book, gel pen and pencil.

Adrian McGuire Nov 5 2018


First came the hansom. There was no one in the driver’s seat. On the roof — not sitting but standing on the roof — swaying with superb balance as it came at full speed round the corner with one wheel in the air — was Jadis the Queen of Queens and the Terror of Charn.

— The Magician’s Nephew, C. S. Lewis.

Rotten Tea, Two Ways

A few years ago I started making Russian tea but I called it rotten tea and the name stuck. I have three different versions of it. If you click here you can see my first recipe. Here are my other two;

Recipe Two:

  • 1 Cup Tang
  • 2 Cups old fashioned lemonade mix
  • 1/2 Cup instant tea without sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp nutmeg

Recipe Three:

  • 1 Cup Tang
  • 6 pkg True Lemon lemonade mix
  • 1/2 Cup instant tea without sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp allspice

To Make:

  1. Mix ingredients well.
  2. Store in airtight container.
  3. Use about 3 tsp mix with hot water for each cup
  4. Let it cool and drink!

Do you have any other variations?

What Book Have I Been Reading?

I have been reading a (‘preciousssss’) classic book that lots of people have read. I put the part I just read in LEGO form.

I will give you a point for each question answered about the book.

  1. What book am I reading?
  2. Who is it by?
  3. What part or chapter did I build?
  4. What are the characters names (1 point for each name plus one character has two names and you get 2 more points if you get the other one)?
  5. What happens when you put on the ring?
  6. And what is the riddle about the ring (+ 3 points)?
  7. What is Your favorite part of the book?

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Answers to Jokes

Here are the answers to the jokes I asked yesterday.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

  • To see a man lay bricks.

What is the difference between a fish and a piano?

  • If they answer “You can tune a piano but you can’t tune a fish” say “Yes you can, just change it’s scales. If they say  “I don’t know.” you say “You can tune a piano but you can’t tuna fish.

Why did the snakes stay in the ark even though God said “Go forth and multiply”?

  • They were adders.

Who is a better boxer, a bean, or a bird?

  • The bean, He’s no chicken.

How many jugglers does it take to change a light bulb?

  • One, but he uses at least three bulbs.