Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ball Tag

Hello -
This is Zora, and I wanted to talk about ball tag. Do you like tag? Well, this is even more fun to me, to my family, and to my brother's friends. First of all, you should have a large yard to play in, since this requires lots of running, and you do not want to be cornered, which can easily happen in a small yard. I would recommend having lots of hiding spots, that are not obvious at all, but where if you were to get found you could easily run away. Here are the steps to get ready for playing ball tag.
1) Get a soft ball that wouldn't hurt if you happened to get hit by it.
2) Get someone to be it, rock paper scissors, or by saying not it.
3) Count to 10 and let everyone run away if you are it.
4) Now run after the people. If you hit them with the ball, that means they are it. You can either throw it or press the ball against them.
tip: If you catch the ball, you aren't it - you can throw it far away from you, too, so that it will take the "it" person a long time to get it back.
This is a really fun game. Hope you play it and enjoy it!


have you seen the new movie Avatar? It is actually a really good movie,even though the commercials make it look bad. We saw it in Imax 3-D and it is awesome! there are some monster -type things and if you see it in Imax 3-D that means that there are 2 story tall monsters jumping at you. Anyway it is about another planet called Pandora and there are some natives there.
Some people from earth go there to find valuable rock ,but the natives won't let they create an avatar ,or an altar ego . when the certain human that the avatar belongs to goes to sleep the avatar wakes up and takes over the persons thoughts . the avatars look exactly like the natives and the avatars are supposed get the natives to move.but a war between the natives and the humans and the avatars must make a choice. It is an amazing movie.there is much more to tell, but I will save it for you to watch.
stay tuned for more

Monday, January 4, 2010

Hi again

Hello everyone!
Are you a weird food lover? If you aren't I wouldn't recommend reading this, actually making this dish, since this has garlic, and oil, and a bunch more abnormal ingredients. Do you like garlic? Are you a major vegetable eater? Because this is a (to me) delicious salad containing a type of dressing called vinaigrette. This is one of my mom's fave salad dressings, since it is soooo easy to make, and soooo healthy. In fact, many of my friends that hate salad (i know, it's kinda weird!) love this recipe. here it is. Enjoy!
First of all, here is how to make the vegetable part of the salad:
1)Get some lettuce, cucumber (not necessary, but cucumbers do taste good with vinaigrette.) , and avocado (also not necessary), and maybe some tomato.
2)Clean and tear up the lettuce in bite - sized chunks. Put in to a large bowl. Partially peel the cucumbers and slice. Add any other veggies like the avocado and tomato.
Recipe for the vinaigrette:
1) Put 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar into a soup - sized bowl or jar.
2) Add 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
3) Press or finely chop 2 cloves of garlic into the mix
4) Add 3 Tablespoons of olive oil
5) Add 2 Tablespoons of flax seed oil (or you can just use 5 tablespoons of olive oil total instead of flax seed oil)
6) Whisk with a fork
7) Add as much salt as you need to taste. (Start with half a teaspoon.)
That's the dressing, now....
drizzle dressing over the salad and toss.
Enjoy! Oh, and happy 2010! It's going to be sooo weird writing /10 at the end of things, right?

Friday, January 1, 2010

Hello Again!!!!!

This is Zora (again) and i just wanted to tell you about a few good actors and actresses you can keep an eye out for, since they are VERY good, at least to me.
Firstly, Meryl Streep is awesome. When she smiles, you automatically have to smile. When she is disappointed, you have to be disappointed. She's pretty amazing. It is very fun to watch her talk in other languages, or in accents, like french, (Julie And Julia) and it is also fun to hear her sing (Mama Mia). I would highly, highly recommend her acting, since she uses an excellent use of expressions, PLUS she uses her tone of voice perfectly, so when she's sad, she really acts sad, and you believe it.
Another actor is Charlie Chaplin. He is dead, and has been for a long time, but he was hilarious in several silent movies, in his time. At one point he really got me interested, so we watched a movie and saw how flexible he was. He was a clown, and he definitely succeeded, because he would crack me up when i was younger.
I will recommend more later, but i have to go! bye!

Other movie

Hi again! This is Zora. First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Today i want to recommend yet another movie - Howl's Moving Castle. It is a Japanese animation film. The only thing I didn't like about it was that it was a little mushy... but, who cares? There was only a little kissing. I LOVED the animation, and all of the colors, and the details were amazing. This story is about a girl named Sophie who lives with her mom and who works in her late father's tailor shop. She lives in a place that is at war, and all of the wizards and witches are being summoned by the queen to the palace to help them out at war. The one wizard, however, who doesn't go, is a handsome man named Howl, who's heart is controlled by a fire demon, who is surprisingly nice. But back to Sophie. One night, Sophie is turned into an old woman by the witch of the wastes, (the wastes is a place where all the witches and wizards were sent, isolated from the town.) so she goes off on a journey into the wastes to find the witch and convince her to turn her back into a journey. She finds herself falling in love and risking her life for Howl, who is scared of the Queen.
All in all I would recommend it.