Thinking Thursday

So I was looking up what carpet is made out of… and my encyclopedia said that a lot of carpets are made out of sheep? I guess those are just wool carpets, and my Mom told me that Downs is nylon. So does that mean Downs is made from special sheep? Like, from the planet Nyla? Then, the Downs sheep would be called Nylon sheep, and that would make perfect sense because  Downs is definitely made of SOMETHING special. I mean, this morning, I dropped my toast on it, and nothing stained AT ALL… so what do you think? I think they’re special sheep. Definitely.

Sheep on a rock stuck between two big cliffs.

Special Space Sheep?


Last night, my little sister got out her new watercolor paints that were SUPPOSED to be for school, and she made the BIGGEST mess in the living room. I don’t even know how she did it, but I saw it, and then so did Mom. MAN was she in trouble. In fact, she’s STILL in trouble—and Mom’s still a little grumpy because even though the paint came out of the carpet (cause it’s Downs), it didn’t  come out of the furniture. Downs should probably start making furniture, too. Until then, or at least until Monday, I’m going to hang out at the pool…



School, Schmool!

It’s almost time for school again, so Mom and I had to make our yearly trip to the store for school supplies. UGH. I don’t want to go back to school! And, to make things worse, our school supply shopping trip was a DISASTER. The only notebooks and folders left had dumb, girly designs on the front. Seriously, my mom was about to buy one with a FLOWER on it before I saw it and stopped her. THEN, I got gum stuck to the bottom of my shoe on the way to the car. When we got home, I got it all over the carpet. And yeah, it’s Downs, thank goodness, so it came up pretty easily. But I still got a lecture about “being more careful.” Great way to start the school year…


What’s a Guy to Do?

A picture of chocolate pudding.

The perfect ingredient for August Fools pudding balloons!

The end of summer is getting close, and I’ve had a few really busy months. I’ve done pretty much EVERYTHING there is to do, so over the last couple of days, I’ve started making stuff up—like yesterday. My buddies and I decided that yesterday was “August Fools”—like April Fools, but in August. Get it? So we started planning lots of fun pranks. We put plastic wrap on the toilet seat, sugar in the salt shaker… and we made these SWEET pudding balloons. They were like water balloons, but we filled them with chocolate pudding. And THEN… we went to get our friend Nate. Needless to say, things got messy. We were all covered in pudding, so when I got home, I made sure to take my shoes off and roll up my pants. Problem was, my LITTLE SISTER left one of her toys out on the stairs, and I tripped! I didn’t get hurt, but I can’t say the same for the carpet. Fortunately, it’s Downs, which means Mom didn’t freak out when I told her I needed a wet towel…