Today Dad decided to take a 3-gallon bucket half filled with coins to First Tech. When he put it on the counter the banker said “Wow thats a lot of change!!!!”. Turns out there were 2,838 pennies, 766 nickels, 1,376 dimes, 1,556 quarters, and 1 half dollar. That comes to a total of $593.78 . Which is almost $600. I think it’s safe to say we had a fortune right under our noses and after about five years we finally realized it.

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Hello again! This time, I’m posting about one of my favorite movie series, Blue Dragon. This series is about six adventurous youths, on a quest to stop their nemesis, Lord Nene, ruler of the Gran Kingdom (yes, I know, but that’s how it’s spelled) and intent on controlling the world. As the group travels from village to village, past stopping at the defeat of Nene, they find new friends and learn how to control and strengthen their ultimate weapon, shadows. From simple villages to flying fortresses, this is truly an unforgettable adventure.

I’m new at this so go easy on me.

For my birth day I got a series called The Power of Three. It’s a story about three young, recently aprenticed, cats called Jaypaw, Hollypaw, and Lionpaw. After the Clans travel to the lake, three cats are born to Squirrelflight and Brambleclaw. These cats hold all the power of the Clans combined. From chasing foxes as kits to traveling to the mountains, all the way to arguing over skills; these cats get in and out of trouble every where they go. This is a truly interesting series that I would suggest for any animal or action loving person. These are so good I can’t get my nose out of them.

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Hi everyone! I’m new at this, but I have to start someday, so here goes.

A while back, I was trying to find a level designer for New Super Mario Bros. for DS. I didn’t find it, but I did find a sweet Mario and Luigi game and level editor.

It has a pretty good 1-player story mode, but the best part is the level editor. The fun part about it is the near-unlimited different levels you can make, but it’s also cool because of the drag-and-drop level designing process. I’ve made two interesting levels, and dozens are being shared on the Internet. Please try it! ‘Bye!

When I was in school I learned a mnemonic for remembering the digits in Pi. Simply count the number of the letters in each word of the phrase:

“Yes, I shot a moose yesterday as George drove”

When you do this you get 3.14159265

Late last year, my daughter came to work with me and for fun she worked on extending it out to the following phrase:

“Yes, I shot a moose yesterday as George drove you crazy insanely bantering because Elisabeth had to say brothers need wisdom to vacuum your rug and remember not to reserve uncovered pizza.”

This gives you the much more impressive 3.1415926535897932384626433832795

Unfortunately, we had to stop there as the next digit in Pi is 0.

I came across a fun word game on the internet today.

Rules:

  • Take a word and remove the first letter.
  • Now make up a definition for your new word.

Examples:

FAMISHED
Hungering for a simpler way of life.
SHAMPOO
Soap for washing a pig.
SHAREHOLDER
Investor in a company that makes magician’s hats.
CHIPMUNK
Squirrel that digs jazz.
DIARRHEA
Running on about oneself.
PICKPOCKET
A place to put used Kleenex.
FRISKIES
Cat food made in China.
SUNRISE
Going back to bed in the morning.
FRANTIC
Desperately raving.
SOFTWARE
A program you use a lot.
TABLEWARE
Crockery that really does the job.
BLACKLIST
All the stuff you don’t have.

A friend mentioned this video playlist on YouTube. I have been pondering the ramifications ever since. As the author states, I never learned about this in school either. It certainly is a lot to think about.