Thursday, December 29

Plants vs. zombies

Let me just start out by saying: I hate that game.

Let me continue by saying: I'm pretty sure I'm addicted to that game.
It's basically a win-lose (or just a lose-lose, I can see it both ways) situation.
So, I got an iPad for Christmas, which is awesome, so I downloaded PvZ because I really enjoyed playing that game on the iPads at various Apple stores I've gone to, and I downloaded the trial versions for the Xbox and my computer. And I beat the game on my iPad today, with a total of three deaths. I felt pretty accomplished! And then I get to the mini games and things like this started happening:

So in this game, you had to plant starfruit in the spaces with starfruit in them, and you could plant nothing else in those spaces. Then waves of zombies like this came.

This happened about a minute after the previous picture was taken. By this point, I had given up.

Um, okay, never mind then. Apparently this machine won't let me upload pictures to the site. I'll get on my piece-of-junk laptop & upload them in a minute :)
It was pretty ridiculous... The sunflowers suddenly became very stingy with their suns and I'd have to wait for the sky to give me like, three before I could even get one from one sunflower out of five. And then conveyor belts would stop giving me plants and then huge waves like the ones I have pictures of would show up... I probably died like, seventeen times in the mini games alone. It's kind of sad. But it's probably just the way the game's supposed to be, so it's whatever.

I still hate the game, though.

Yours in kicking zombie butt,

Tuesday, December 27

I hope that everyone had a very merry Christmas, or if you don't celebrate Christmas, a very merry Hanukkah/day before Kwanzaa/Sunday. :)

That's all.


I hope that everyone had a very merry Christmas, or if you don't celebrate Christmas, a very merry Hanukkah/day before Kwanza/Sunday. :)

That's all.


Friday, December 23

Zombie Christmas (bigger picture)

Thursday, December 22


A festive comic:

Kooking with Kristin! (part 2)

Yeah. So Kristin's been over at my house for a while because today was the day we decided to make our annual holiday cookies! :D We've been making them for a while... I mean, the annually part. Like, this is our... 4th or 5th year to do it. We usually have a theme other than Christmas for our Christmas cookies... and we leave the actual Christmas cookies to my mom & our brothers. :) The first year was Maximum Ride, then there was superheroes last year... and we don't remember the other ones haha but this year was ZOMBIE CHRISTMAS! Which I just now realized goes perfectly with the zombie blog thing... but that was totally coincidental. We were making our usual cookies of ourselves because we are vain people who love to see ourselves in cookie form (lol). Anyway, we always have a hard time getting the cookies off the table to the cookie tray so we can bake them... and this year we lost quite a few body parts xD So we decided to make zombies. I'll post the pictures in a second :) But yeah... it's pretty awesome, I think. Kris says that there's nothing really left to talk about unless we start talking about how awesome we are, fighting zombies (we made weapons for ourselves, as you will see)... so I guess I'll just go ahead and post the pictures.


To build your Zombie Holiday cookies, these are the supplies you need: Rolling pins, cookie cutters, icing, and flour. And your imagination, of course ;)

These are the cookies after they were baked... you can see all the random body pieces that will be zombies after we ice them... and the three normal(ish) looking people will be me, Kris, & our friend Kim, whose house we are going to later to spend the night. So we felt she should be included. :) The stocking is actually a smushed car... Just use your imagination when you see it ;) and the trees are just... trees... and the squares are barricades & signs. And then our weapons.

Yeah... and sorry this is obnoxiously small... but this is the finished product! The purple sign in the corner says "ZOMBIE," but it is unnaturally hard to write stuff using gel icing. I don't even know. And yes, the trees are on fire. And there are two random bystanders there... I don't know why, but why not?! And then in order from left to right on the bottom is: Me, Kim, & Kris, with our respective zombies above us. I have an axe, Kim has a chainsaw, and Kris has two guns because she's special (they both go in the same hand so she can double wield [sort of] and still have a free hand lol). Oh. And those presents? They have zombie arms coming out of them. "MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAVE A ZOMBIE!"

So... yeah. I suppose that concludes this episode of Kooking with Kristin! :D


psst: if you click the small picture, it should get bigger, but I'll double check that in a second :)
psst2: nevermind. It doesn't work that way. It's weird. Sorry. SQUINT & LOOK REALLY CLOSELY! lol

Monday, December 19


THIS brings back memories.

By the way, I do like waffles, pancakes and french toast. And now I want breakfast.


Friday, December 16

For Beckham:

At the request of one Beckham on the cbox, I'm posting.
So I can say that I updated the blog recently.
And he/she can't get mad at me. :)
So... what's new? Nothing for me, really...
School got out today, and that's cool.
I'm in a play... that's a lot of fun. This weekend's the last weekend, though. So that's kind of sad.
Now that I don't really have anything to study for the moment... I'm kind of bored.
That's one of the things I hate about being such a nerd. I study so much that it takes up all my time, so when I don't have to study, I don't really have anything else to do.
It's majorly annoying.
I need friends. And maybe a social life.
If I find anything interesting, I'll be sure to post about it :)
Just for you, Beckham.
and all you other wonderful readers, as well.
By the way- if you've stuck with us from the sort of beginning, kudos to you. I should send you cookies or something. Thanks for being great.
And to all (or any) of you new readers... welcome! Sorry we don't post so much anymore xD
Hopefully that'll change, though.

Anyway, have a wonderful day! :D

Tuesday, December 13

The Thing About Zombies Is...

... they don't generally move very fast.
So please forgive us for not posting very often at the moment! Especially this week...
You see, our principal has taken away exam exemptions, so now everyone has to take all of the exams. Which really stinks :( So Kris & I are studying at the moment.
Please don't judge us.
We're nerds. It's in our blood.
Our zombie blood.
...But we're not really zombies.
At least, I don't think we're zombies.
Makes me think of the hilarious movie you should go watch right now called AHHH! Zombies!
It's awesome.
Go watch it. ;) haha
Have a good day/week!


Wednesday, December 7

Kooking with Kristin!

Yes. That's supposed to be "Cooking," but I thought it'd be catchier with a 'k'.
So... Kris & I had to bake a cake today for one of our classes at school. We're having a party on Friday :)
So here's our cake box- look at how elite we are! We got "the best cake" and it's "deluxe" lol

So after carefully reading the instructions and still managing to do it all backwards (we put the water in the bowl,then the cake mix, then the oil, and then the eggs, which proceeded to sink into the batter like it was quick sand), we had some delicious cake batter!

Yum! (yes, we ate some. Gotta love raw eggs!)
Then, after pouring the batter into the pan in delightful scribble masterpieces (i took pictures, but they were really tiny), we placed the cake in the oven to bake.

While we waited for it to bake, we watched the Matchmaker episode of How I Met Your Mother :) it was awesome. Like the Loch Ness Monster ;]

Then finally the cake was done! And it smelled delicious. We might have eaten some of it... but we got some rainbow chip icing to put on it, which is rather delicious, and some purple gel icing to produce the finished dessert:

Yeah. TOK= Theory of Knowledge. That's the class. It's a cool saying because it's a discussion class. TOK it out = talk it out. Yeah :)

And that was this week's episode of Kooking with Kristin! :D haha


Monday, December 5

Snowman Ring

So, I finished my ring! Here's a picture:

It's super blurry, but I hope you can tell just how cute it is! As you can see, I didn't use the white ring I had been making because I got lazy and didn't feel like finishing it. I used a blue and white striped ring I made earlier this year. It was a little big on me, but with the stuff I added, it actually fits pretty well. :)

So, here are the actual instructions (though none of my instructions are very specific or very good) for the snowman ring!
Basically, I drew the snowman shape on paper and then traced onto the foam, which I cut out very carefully. The eyes and buttons are drawn on with a pen, and the nose is a super tiny foam triangle.

Instead of using a needle and thread like I said, I made a sort of harness thing for the snowman with the scarf... It's probably strangling him. (sorry) Anyway, I just made little loops around the ring and then used the red string to go through them, around the snowman's neck, and tie in the back. I secured the knot with clear nail polish, then glued the back of the snowman to the ring so it wouldn't fall off. To finish the scarf, I glued two pieces of thread together in the middle, folded them under and then over the strangling neck scarf, and then glued that down.

I hope that makes some kind of sense. If not, feel free to comment and tell me how crazy I am. I plan on making more, possibly Christmas trees, more reindeer, or something like that, so I'll post when I do!

Let me know if you found this interesting at all!

Holiday Crafts!

So, yesterday I was super bored. Like, really bored. So I decided to make crafts!

The first thing I made was this super cute Christmas card with a reindeer on it. I made it out of that squishy craft foam stuff, and I based my reindeer off of this picture that I found on google.

Then I glued it to some construction paper, and TA-DA! Instant Christmas card. Well, not necessarily instant... But you get my point.

I've made two so far, and I haven't decided if it's worth my time to make them for anyone else yet, but I'll let you know.

The next project, which I have started but not finished, is a snowman ring! It kind of requires you knowing how to make a friendship bracelet, but if you don't know how, don't worry! It's super easy. You can learn here.

So, a while ago, I decided I wanted to make rings instead of bracelets, because they're quicker, and I'm not really a big fan of bracelets anyway. It's super easy, and it takes like five minutes, I promise. All you have to do is make the ring long enough that it will reach around whichever finger you want to wear it on, but no longer. Then you just tie the ends together with a super tight knot (I use clear nail polish to keep it together) and cut off the leftover strings. There's your ring! For the snowman ring, I'm using white thread, which I bought at Michael's for about thirty cents.

So, after you have your ring made, you need a needle and thread (if you're like me and there are no needles in your house because you're broken/lost them all doing random crafts, then see the alternate instructions later. I'm not sure which way is easier, because I haven't actually done it yet, but I'll let you know.). Basically, you just sew the cute foam shape (mine's a snowman) to the ring, preferably in a place that you can cover up with decoration. For instance, I'm using red thread for mine and then I'm going to disguise it as a scarf. :)

Then you have your super cute ring! You should wear it so school, and tell all of your friends how you learned how to make it! :)

So, I guess that's it for now. I'll post pictures and further instructions later tonight when I finish the ring!


Saturday, December 3


But like, 3 days after the fact.
Yeah, sorry we haven't been posting... again...
Okay. Is it just me, or are all of these apology posts really annoying?
We really just need to find something to post about so we can avoid awkward annoying situations like this.
Unfortunately, I don't really have anything to post about.
How about... um... so... how 'bout that weather, huh?
haha this is making me think of the "Act Casual" portion of this video (I'll go ahead & embed it cuz I'm awesome):

hahaha this video makes me laugh. Oh. Speaking of making me laugh... how 'bout these elephants- i mean, uh, this awesome band ;] (you might wanna turn it down or something, especially if you're wearing headphones... this could potentially damage your ears. Don't say I didn't warn you):

pahahaha if you're a part of this band... you are definitely awesome. And if you don't know the song they're playing, click here.
I always wonder, though... was this just an amazingly put together troll? Like, did these guys mean to play this poorly? Or did they really just not know the song at all & were having the worst off day ever?
So... yeah. Hope you enjoy these videos :)
And if you want me to post other videos or if you have any suggestions for posts, I'd love to hear them! And I'll dedicate the post to you ;] hahaha
Hope you've had a lovely December so far!