Sunday, June 26, 2011

Holiday World

Yesterday I went to Holiday World with some friends. It was my first time there! I had a blast! I rode The Raven, The Legend, and The Voyage!! The Voyage is the fastest and tallest wooden roller coaster in the world! I still can't believe I actually rode it. It was a lot of fun though!

In the water park I rode most of the water slides and swam in the wave pool. The wave pool was fun! It is a wave pool that has 8 different wave patterns, and the waves make the pool go from 4 feet to 6 feet high (or in the deepest part, 6 feet to 8 feet).

As for the water slides, The Wildebeest was probably my favorite (despite the hour wait). It's the worlds longest water coaster! It was quite a bit of fun. On the drops you practically left the slide and went airborne! It also went extremely fast!

In this picture is a tree frog I caught right before the park closed (while eating an ice cream cone!) The picture is kind of blurry and the frog kept squirming around so it got in the wrong position, but here it is! Just figured I'd post about him too. You don't see tree frogs around here often.

Until next time,
~Eler Beth~

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Very Very Tired

So tired! I've been at our annual Jehovah's Witnesses Convention we have every year for the past 2 days. Tomorrow/today will be the last day. It has been a lot of fun and I saw old friends and made new ones. The program has been excellent! Learned so much and got a lot of encouragement! I can't wait until next year!

I went swimming at our hotel earlier tonight. I'm usually very nervous in water, but I wasn't at all this time! I'm getting better at swimming too! I had a lot of fun, and now I'm extremely sore haha!

Anyway, just figured I'd make a post while my mom was doing my hair. Didn't have to much too write today.
Until later,
~Eler Beth~

P.S. I will be posting about my formal sometime soon, just haven't gotten the chance yet.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Far Too Long....

It's been far too long since my last post. With Facebook and all, I just don't think to come on here and make a post as often. But once again, I'm going to try and post more regularly, even if the posts aren't much.

Lately I haven't been doing much. Andrew has been doing a Legend of Zelda Series play through this week so I've been watching him most of the time. It's been pretty amusing and a good break from some other games (the play through is the span of 2 weeks and we aren't doing much else). Also, if anyone would be interested in watching, you can watch a stream of it here (he usually plays in the evening)

I'm currently taking care of my cousins pet rabbits. Because of circumstances she can't keep them at her house at the moment, so I offered to take care of them until she can. They seem to be getting along well with our other rabbits, but not with me! One will thump it's back legs if I get to close. But I think they will settle down in due time.

Today has been quite boring so I don't have much else to say :/ Hopefully I can post in the blog more regularly.
Until Later,
~Eler Beth~

P.S. I just remembered I never posted about my formal dance (though I'm sure my mom did). I'll probably post some pictures and stuff from that later!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

NaBloPoMo: Last Day

Well, it's the last day of NaBloPoMo. I actually made it! Just because it is over doesn't mean I'll stop posting though. I'll probably post weekly or whenever something really interesting happens.

I really have no idea of what to post today. I didn't really think about it. I guess I'll just post about stuff. I hate for my last post for NaNo to be short, but I think it will have to be.

I've been playing Kingdom hearts today. It is so much fun, but my PS2 is messed up so I can't turn it off for more that 30 minutes without it taking an hour to start back up again. This is quite a problem. I think it has a motor problem or something, so I'll probably get a new PS2 someday, but for now, it will do.

All my pets are doing fine. I haven't seen my rabbits in days because it's been cold and I've been sick so my mom has been feeding them for me. I'm sure they are doing fine though. All my birds are doing good. Boris has been singing, Schroeder has too a little bit. Lucy has been rather quiet though. Samantha has been doing well. She sleeps on the heated side of her cage most of the time because it's kind of chilly. Sophie is still doing well. She is getting used to her new home I think. I'm so glad we got her.

My mom is listening to a book on tape with my dad while he cuts up deer. I'm not sure which one it is, but I think it's a Georgette Heyer book. I have no idea why I'm talking about this.

Me and Andrew have been playing Donkey Kong Country Returns a lot lately and it is so much fun!!!! We are very good at using team work in the game. It is a lot of fun to be playing a 2 player game together where I get to do important stuff too! Sometimes his character dies and I have to go through half the stage all by myself! I really love this game and it is just so much fun to play!

Well, I think this is the end of my post. I can't think of anything else to talk about.
Until the next time I post,
~Eler Beth~

Monday, November 29, 2010

NaBloPoMo: Day 29

Well, tomorrow is the last day of NaBloPoMo. I actually made it this year. It was pretty fun this year too.

I'm just about over being sick and I am so glad. I am going to a sleep over on Saturday and didn't want to miss it! It will be a three day long sleep over with a bunch of my friends. I can't wait!!!

Sophie is doing well. We are pretty sure her name will be Sophie, unless we think of something better. She has been eating and drinking alright, which is good. We had to make something to hang the water bottle on the side of the fish tank because she wouldn't drink out of a bowl. It works perfectly.

As far as deer hunting goes, I have only been out once this year. Because I was sick last week/weekend I couldn't make it out. I'll probably get back out there during muzzle loader season. It's ok if I don't though, at least we already have a few deer in the freezer, and my dad can get more in muzzle loader season.

Well, that is all for today. I hope you liked this post that I just threw together.
Until tomorrow,
~Eler Beth~

Sunday, November 28, 2010

NaBloPoMo: Day 28

I'm almost over my cold I think (I hope). Our hedgehog is doing well. We are trying out the name Sophie for now, but we aren't sure yet.

I forgot to talk about what anointing is and why the hedgehogs do it yesterday, so I am going to today, the only problem is how to explain it. When hedgehogs find something with a really interesting smell, they tug on it or lick it. Then they contort themselves, foam at the mouth, and lick their spines with the foam. No one really knows why they do this, but some think it has to do with self defense.

Hedgehogs are very resistant to toxins (they are one of the few animals able to eat giant toads), and when they find something that might be toxic, they get it in their mouth, foam, and lick themselves with it. That way they are kind of poisonous in a way. At least that is what a few think they do it for. There are many more theories about why they do this anointing act.

You've really got to see this to see how neat it is. Maybe I'll video tape Sophie doing it sometime, that is, if I see her doing it again. Here is a picture of a hedgehog self anointing (I pulled it from the internet lol). It's not the best example on how much they can contort themselves, but it will do for now lol.

Well, that is all for today!
Until tomorrow,
~Eler Beth~

Saturday, November 27, 2010

NaBloPoMo: What Day is it Again?

Today I actually did something! For the first time in a week, I went somewhere and did something! I'm not as sick as I was and I am feeling so much better!

Say hello to our new hedgehog!
This time it's my moms pet (though she said she would share her with me) She doesn't have a name yet. She is 10 weeks old and just loosing her baby spines. She is very alert and very active, but while getting her out of her cage, she curls up and hisses at us. It will take some time to completely tame her.

My mom has always wanted to get a hedgehog, and the other day, while looking at a hedgehog picture, she said "Oh it's so cute! I've always wanted to get a hedgehog" or something like that. So I said "What if I found one for around $10?". She said I wouldn't, and she was right. I did find one on craigslist for $50 though. It was a year and a half old and was a rescue. After some thinking, we decided to get it, but by the time the lady read our email, it had already been bought. So me and my mom both got on craigslist looking for a hedgehog immediately afterwards. I found one person saying they had a cinnamon pinto hedgie for sale or trade and to text, call, or email her. I sent a text and she responded in less than 10 minutes. I made the whole deal for her hedgehog over text around 12:00 am. She had wanted $100 for her, but she sold her for $80. We picked her up today around 12:30 pm.

The car ride home was a lot of fun. Our Hedgehog(she doesn't have a name yet so what am I to call her) kept running up to my shoulder and getting behind my neck. She kept tugging at my shirt and hair and licking her spines (We later found out this is called anointing but I'll talk about that later). She was very energetic during the ride home and wanted to explore everywhere!

When we got home we set up a fish tank we had with bedding and her igloo and stuff. This wont be her permanent cage, but we are using it until we fix up our other one. She went right into her igloo and went to sleep. After an hour or two (or at least it felt like it) we decided to take her out of her cage for a while. She started hissing at me right away and curled up into a ball. I used a towel to pick her up because of her spines (which didn't help much btw). It took us FOREVER to unroll her! She would start to unroll and then we would make a slight movement and she curled back up! It was pretty funny and kinda cool. Once she unrolled though she was fine and wanted to explore more.

Right now she is asleep, but she should be waking up soon. They are nocturnal after all. I'm so glad we got her! I had never actually seen a hedgehog up close before. There was a teacher in my school before that had one, but I never got to really see it, but I think I saw it from afar once. My mom is going to name her after a character in a Shakespeare book, or a Georgette Heyer book, but she isn't sure which one yet.

And no, we are not going to name her after any sonic character. Though maybe one day I will get some hedgehogs and name them Sonic, Amy, and Shadow (I do like the name Shadow).

That's all for today. I should have more pictures and the name of our hedgehog soon.
Until Tomorrow,
~Eler Beth~
P.S. I realized I forgot to talk about anointing, so I will talk about it tomorrow.

Friday, November 26, 2010

NaBloPoMo: Day 26

Still REALLY sick. I've even been coughing up today, but at least I'm getting it out of my chest. I really do not feel well.

I found these cool tissues at kroger today. They are puffs with lotion AND vicks! They are really making me feel better (kinda).

I really wish I hadn't gotten sick during NaBloPoMo because I don't feel like making posts. This is all I've got for today.
Until Tomorrow,
~Eler Beth~

Edit: I had forgotten to put the title on the post.