Sunday, January 18, 2015

How To Keep Christmas Lights From Getting Tangled

Find something long and round, (Christmas wrapping tubs work great!) and wrap the lights around it, starting with (if you so desire) the end that you don't plug into the wall.
And there you have it. No more tangled nightmares!
(Also, if you want to keep your garlands from getting all mushed together, just put them in separate little plastic baggies.)


Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Great American Alsatian

This dog is, I think, one of the greatest ever.
They were bred specifically for companionship (if you ask them to work, they will be awkward) and to look like the Dire Wolf, which I believe, but am not certain of this, are extinct.
They do not bark much, chase cars, bite kids, jump around like maniacs, roam, or (usually) initiate play unless you do.
I would enjoy having one, and yes, I believe that every kid should have a dog, not specifically this bred, any would do - except a pit bull!
I'm sorry if you like pit bulls, and are offended by this. I do not like pit bulls, and anyone with a pit bull and kids is insane.
Other good dog breeds are the Golden Retriever, the Labrador Retriever, the Beagle.
Here are some pictures of the the American Alsatian.
If you want one, go for it only if you aren't living with your parents, otherwise, consult them first.
And, no, I don't know who the people are.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Recently my sister Hannah (who is the author of American Kate!) has been receiving e-mails from colleges, and some of them are from rather nice ones, like William Jewell College, and I think she'd do very well there. Hannah has what it takes to get into the very best colleges.
I used to think I wouldn't go, and though you can make a living without college, you should still go.
I will be going to college, and I might be going to TCU. (Texas Christian University.)
My family are Christians, so we would like to go to a Christian college as they won't give us trash about Evolution. (There is no proof whatsoever that Evolution is true.)
Sorry for the term, but that's exactly what it is, and I will not apologize for my opinions.
As it is, I think that I will wait a little longer then Hannah did to do all the SAT and GED stuff.
I really couldn't care less either way.
I'm not sorry if this post angers, upsets, or in any way disagrees with your world view.
~ C.R.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Is Awesome! has made my life so much better!
If you go there, you make a board and pin whatever you want on it.
You can make as many boards as you want and pin as many pictures as you want.
If you see something on there that you want to pin, you'd better do it fast, because when you get back on, it won't be there anymore.
Type in something like, oh, say, Master and Commander and you will get some pretty nice pictures.
Sometimes, however, there are things that you want to pin, but can't find so you want to break the computer or something, and end up going into the kitchen and eating some cookie dough.
Which, by the way, is not something you should do late at night.
Have fun on Pinterest, if you decide to go there!
~ Carol Rider

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Friesians - The Best Horses In Existence

The very word makes me think of Elves and Dwarves, fairy tales and adventures, mystery and magic.
They are possibly the best horses in the world.
I have long harbored a passion for them.
The moment I can, I will get one.
They were used as knight's chargers.
Nowadays, they are used for many different things.
Parades, weddings, pleasure, Dressage.
The London department store Harrods uses them for deliveries and for promotional purposes.
The following are pictures of Friesians I found on
Another good horse site is
Please note that these are of DIFFERENT Friesians!
No two are the same.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Colors Of The Seasons

I was looking at my bowl of yam, and realizing that it reminded me of Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year.
Then, as I looked at it and ate it, I realized that all the seasons have certain colors.
So, here is my 'Colors Of The Seasons.'
Spring: Light green and yellow.
Summer: White and red and blue.
Autumn: Orange, yellow, purple, and black.
Winter: Red and green.
I might have missed some, so if I have, I'd like people to tell me.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Very Odd, Indeed.

My father, mother, and I were at the store that's in the town nearest to us, and my mother kept going back to get things, which is odd in its self, because its never happened before.
My mother hardly ever gets anything with sugar in it, but she sure did tonight.
Two jumbo Root Beers, a Coke, a Sprite, and two cartons of ice cream.
This has never, ever, ever happened before.
It was very odd, indeed.