Tuesday, August 31, 2010

BIOMEs (especially a desert biome)

Biomes are parts of our world with same temperters and this is the reason why land there---and plants and aminals---are alike. Some people say dere are only 5 main types of biomes: watery, desert, forest, grassland, and tundra cold-ground. But others split biomes further into sub-groups wike rainforests and coral reefs. I should pick one of those last 2 to write more about since they're exciting...but to my thinking, I find Joshua trees so WOW that I will seize dis chance to get a photo of one right into my blog!

A desert biome is an awea where very little life exists cus not much water is there unless you wanna live near an oasis with springs (no, not de boing! kind but de "swim me & dwink me" type). Scientists say one-fifth of our planet is desert and there are two different types: hot and dry (such as the Arabian and Sahara deserts) and cold and dry (such as Antarctica and the Gobi desert). Deserts can be found on every continent except Europe but IMO, prolly de most beautiful desert biome is the Mojave desert in southwestern USA. Why? Because dat's where you can see this AWESOME spiky Joshua tree plant which makes you shout "Owie!" if you back into it. They grow fast and can live for hundreds of years, some eben for thousands, no kiddin'! Snakes, lizards, fwogs and camels also do well in deserts and of course, penguins are happy to shimmy their cheerful wobbles in Antarctica.

OH, btw, how did the Joshua Tree get its name? It was given by a group of Mormon pioneers over 150 years ago: The tree's special shape reminded them of a Bible story in which Joshua reaches his hands up to the sky in prayer.

That's all I hab to say about a desert biome for now. If I knew much more then why bother studying it, right?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Why is it Important to Save Endangered Species?

Well it is vewy important to save all species as they might return de favor someday. Seems unlikely you think? Well, ya never know! For instance, poachers like to hunt down white tigers for Chinese medicine but it is better for us to hide em in Disney World, yes! Then when those aminals not ex-stinked anymore, they can roam our streets freely! Hmmm, I hope I have thought this through clearly *thinks part of my plan seems a bit scaree* Anyway, if we save all de white tigers and someday a terrorist's charging a group of us, some hungwy tiger might bite off the badman's head. Then we will be saved by one of those we saved. Karma at its best. Not beast, btw, I said best!

Friday, August 27, 2010

What do you Think about People who Take Advantage of Others?

I do believe that when peeps are together, we all take from each other a little bit. Like, if can't find my pencil case, a friend might give me her spare HB showing Hello Kitty Ballerina in a pirouette of pinkness. But I will share my baloney sammich with her if she forgets her wunch one day. (Whadya mean she gets short end of the stick? lol.) The problem with users, though, is that they are often takin', takin'. "Me, me, me" they cry---kinda like an opera singer stuck on the same note when practicing her scales....do re mimimimi! Then, the constant taker gets as annoying as a pigeon who wants your whole bag of popcorn and what do you get for your kindness?
Poopie on yer headie. Grrrr!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Best Starfish Story of All

In case you don't know this short tale, here is a special treat I offer you (written by Loren Eiseley)...
PS. Just move your cursor over my dark grey address line and the link will pop up wike magic.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What Superpower Would I Like to Have?

I'd wike power to have stayed calm through the stress test that I flunked today: I tried to connentwate on what I wrote in school but had to watch chat text as well and scan for typos with my brain's built-in Spelchek while at same time, scout keyboard to prevent more slipups and then messig 2 friends that I'm in school so cut the IMs please. No sooner was I done wif that than I whined to Cog, my creator-pal, "Hey, stop sending me TPs---I dont want all those pix you just dropped on me as they cover my screen and I'm unable to see if teasher's cross cuz I prolly missed 411." He badgered, "Just come for a minute! You must see this: I made grouse avatars and a bunch of customers are in the shop wearing them!" (See sample pic above.) My guts clutched in dis dizzy-tizzy but OH NO, not true *winks*....I forgot I had dis relaxashun Super-Power-AO now so I put my feet up on deskie and jus chilled till Miss Nevy said, "Sloane, git yer shoes back on the floor cuz I say so and I have de superest power in this classroom." :P

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What does August remind me of?

hi, I tink Augus is awsome-awesome cuz I saw some lil crickets this morning and they were jumpin! Bop, bop, hop. Is dis 5 sentences yet? I gonna count now....1 2 4 5. Yep! All done, no biggie. School is eezy.

By Swoane
(Note: She is into present-moment living, has not settled down yet...and has little concept of "month-ness".)

current stream of conscious blog-thought:

dis is all about my starfishy class me Mookie and the others my teacher too the way crayons taste and play doh smells and learning how laptop paint doesn't lap like waterpaint which flows almost as cool as ice floes kinda wike words bubbling up when you know you're misundertood but in the end you just float along or drift away while waving rhythmically like the surf and calling above the splashy roar..."thank you for visiting this distant shore"