Saturday, December 29, 2012

Dog Food

Okay, so you've just read the title, and you're a little wierded out.  "'Dog Food?'" you exclaim, slightly worried.  "This won't be some metaphorical nonsense about a dog, I hope.  Metaphorical dogs are overrated," you say, as you suddenly harbor silent doubts as to exactly what "metaphorical" means and if you used it correctly.

Fear not, dear reader!  (Yes, I just called you "dear."  You got this far, an endearing term is justified.  Hug?)  I do actually have a story regarding dog food, y'know, those little dried kernels that domesticated dogs are commonly fed by their owners for sustenance.

Okay, now onto my story.

I should preface this by saying that my baby sister, Kiara, likes to eat the dog's (Holly's) food.  I joke that they have an agreement: they share each other's food.  When Kiara is up in her highchair or wandering around the house, she'll share with Holly, and Holly in turn lets Kiara eat out of her dog bowl.

My mom was in the laundry room the other day (that's where Holly's food and water bowls are, as well as her bed) doing something with the laundry.  I don't think she was folding it; she was probably sorting it or moving it from washer to dryer or something.  Exactly what Mom was doing with the laundry is besides the point.

Anyway, as Mom was working with the laundry, she heard some rustling, the kind of rustling that is characteristic of Kiara poking around in the dog food.  So, my Mom tells Kiara to stop.  And the rustling stops.

And then a few minutes later, it starts again.  Mom turns to find that Kiara is back.

With a spoon.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Zombie Apocalypse

The zombie apocalypse is a popular topic into today's pop culture.  (Yes, I know that sentence was redundant.)  I am going to address that topic.

I shall first address the question of whether it is morally acceptable to kill a zombie.
The answer is, of course, yes.  First of all, zombies are already dead.  Second of all, it is always morally acceptable to kill to protect either oneself or the innocent if no other option is available.

Now I shall address what would actually happen in the zombie apocalypse.
First of all, there would be few, if any, casualties, as the majority of humankind can move faster than the plodding zombies.  The situation is akin to my distaste, bordering on phobia, of worms.  They are ugly, disgusting things and you could say I fear them.  Nonetheless, all I have to do to avoid contact with them is to watch out for them, and, when they come too close, simply to move out of the way.  The situation would be the same with zombies.  The person currently under zombie attack would certainly be afraid of them, but could in actuality go about his business, occasionally sidestepping the zombies when they come too close.  Of course, you might question what would happen if the human had got himself cornered.  One of two things could happen, operating on the assumption that the human in question is left to fend for himself.  The first outcome is that it would be one of the few casualties, and the second outcome is that the human in question, with the energy and strength caused by the natural bodily release of the chemical adrenaline in situations of great fear, would barrel his way past the clutching zombies blocking his way to freedom.
The situations and outcomes above described are that which would happen before government interference with the situation.  Once that happened, the zombies would quickly be rounded up and put into a secure area where they could harm no one.  Even if there was no organized government at the time of the apocalypse,  there would be bands of humans united under the common need to contain the zombies before they wiped out humankind.  These bands might even contain the situation faster than the government would, since they would have no bureaucratic hoops to jump through.  And lastly, addressing what would happen if there was no end of bureaucratic loops to hamper the government's response, there would be at least a few high-ranking people who would take care of the situation, even at the possible loss of their own lives as punishment for insubordination.  They would, of course, take action under the logic that if they continued to let the zombies run rampant, they would die anyway.

In conclusion, even if the zombie apocalypse were to happen, humankind has nothing to fear.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


You know, I never seem to be able to think up good post titles.  Accurate ones would probably be: "Randomness", "Randomness, Randomness, and More Randomness", "Random Stuff", "Random", "Random Things", "The Random Thoughts I Think", etc.  I could probably think up good post titles if I put some effort into it, but...
It's pretty hard to come up with a good title if the post itself isn't organized.

By the way, I applaud all of you who have organized posts.  You are amazing.

I am excited right now!  Actually, no, I'm feeling tired right now and perhaps a little sick/queasy, but it would be a good time for an excited feeling.
You see, many awesome things have happened lately.

I have finished my English for the quarter.  Halfway done with the English 11 course!

I have Christmas presents for all my three brothers.  I just need to wrap Dexter's, and I have the materials for Casey's and Grylls'.
I'm making Casey a Doctor Who shirt.  Well, to put it more exactly, I'm decorating a plain white long-sleeve shirt to look like the eleventh Doctor.  With suspenders and a bowtie.  *squeals* He's going to look so cute!
And I have no qualms about posting his present here because even if he somehow got to my blog, he can't read yet, so it's not an issue.
Grylls, on the other hand, can most definitely read so all I'm going to say is that he's going to like it.

I finished The Secret of Chimneys.  What. A. Plot. Twist.

Okay, I have more to say but I'm pretty tired now and therefore done.

I shall being seeing ya'll tomorrow; or not, depending on whether I get around to posting.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Random Blog Post Time!!!

I really need to get better about blogging.  I'm so bad at doing it regularly.

--proceed with random update on life--

I have been sick for an entire week.  But I am getting better.  Hopefully tomorrow I'll be 100% again!  I really think I will.

Current fun book: The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie.
Synopsis based on what has been read so far: What is the secret of Chimneys?  How are notorious jewel-thief, a murdered dignitary, and a waiter (with blackmail as a side job) involved?  No one really knows, but a beautiful widow, dashing adventurer, and a stolid inspector from Scotland Yard feature prominently in yet another brilliant mystery by Agatha Christie.  Two and three and one and five must make four...somehow.

Current work book: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder.
Synopsis:  The famous Bridge of San Luis Rey snapped, tumbling five tiny figures into the abyss below.  But why those five?  Follow the characters, ranging from an infamous noblewoman, to abandoned identical twins, to an actress, and discover alongside these and many more brilliantly portrayed characters that there cannot be love without suffering.

Current song: "I Won't", by Colbie Caillat (listening through Pandora app on iPod)

Hm.  This is turning into a "current" list.

Current position: cross-legged on floor of bedroom, with laptop on lap.

Current shirt: grey Star Wars t-shirt with a (darker) grey sweater over it.

Let's end with a quote!  My friend Staples gave me this one:

"Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if one only had a coloured pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling."
        -G. K. Chesterton, "On Lying in Bed"