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Agent SNORE, Mission 120418: Take Me Out of the Ball Game

Thor dictated this story to me. I illustrated it, because Thor is not a very good artist, he gets slobber all over everything.

I was rolling on my back, enjoying myself when alarms suddenly started to blare. I jumped up and raced to the door. Agent 12½ opened the door, “Agent SNORE, we have trouble”.

SNORE is not my real name, it’s Thor. SNORE is my code name and I am a secret agent in the Super Animal Department, SAD for short.  I am also a English mastiff, six years old, and able to speak English and Cat fluently. I can send a shock wave with a loud bark, and if I want, my slobber will stick to anything.

When I got inside, Agent 12½ continued, “We need your help, the evil Dr. Boul Ing Bal is in the county”. Dr. Boul is my arch-enemy. Dr. Boul would harm the bowling pin inhabitants of a city, then disappear for a few weeks so no one would find him, then terrorize another town. Last time we saw him I stuck a tracking bug on him.

“I’ll happily help,” I barked. “Good boy,” Agent 12½ replied. “I knew you could help, Agent 8¼ has the tracker”. I rushed over to Agent 8¼ who stuck the tracker to my collar. Happily I scratched my collar and it opened the secret cave that has my specially designed bed/car. I hopped in and placed my paws on the wheel, “Get him this time SNORE” Agent 8¼ called. Then my car door closed, and I shot off through the tunnel.

I shot out through a cave and hit the highway. By the time my tracker found where Dr. Boul Ing Bal was, I had almost crashed into five lampposts, three mailboxes, and two trucks. I guess I need more driving lessons.

When I saw Dr Boul, he was in his sphere-mobile rolling over all the pins in the park. I drove over and parked in the parking lines, and jumped out of my car. Suddenly the sphere-mobile rolled right toward me! I barked and every tree within twelve feet of me uprooted, but the sphere-mobile still rushed at me! I slobbered my sticky slobber where the sphere-mobile was rolling. Then I jumped out of the way and the sphere-mobile stopped, covered in slobber. Dr. Boul Ing Bal jumped out of the sphere-mobile and started to run, a few of the braver pins captured him.

We placed Dr. Boul in my car. Then Agent 12½ and Agent 8¼ locked him in the shed. I took a long nap, when I woke up I realized

Mission Accomplished

 

The Ark

Last Christmas, Oma and Opa gave us tickets to see the Ark Encounter over Thanksgiving weekend. Oma and Opa also got a house/hotel for the whole family!  We drove down on Thanksgiving day.

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The next day we went to the Ark. After parking we got on a bus to the Ark. Then we started exploring the first floor. It had some animals and lots of food storage bags.

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On the second floor, they had more animals, and some real ones. Also Noah’s family’s living quarters. The third floor had things that happened after the flood.

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Then it was nighttime. We went and saw ChristmasTime. Uncle Sam and Aunt Lilly treated us ice skating, it was our first time so mom took lots of pictures of us.

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Then we went back to the hotel. It was fun, thank you Oma and Opa!

No Great Wisdom…

~ Uncle Andrew, The Magicians Nephew

Adrian McGuire 3 Nov 2018, coloring book and gel pen.

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