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March 5, 2008

I have several stories for you today that hopefully will be very, erm, interesting, for a lack of better words. Including:

1.) You are in kindergarten. Your have five dollars. You like candy, and playing little league. And oh yeah, you’re going to buy a football field.

2.) And: If you lost your 150-pound tortoise, the Tracy animal shelter would like to speak to you.

3.) Oh, and one more: Giant pink bunny causing traffic on I-95.

Story Number 1 from Boy’s $5 is lone bid for ball field”

The Palmerton Area School District wanted nearly $2 million for a downtown Palmerton ball field.

Their only offer was for $5.

The modest proposal was scrawled in pencil on an unlined piece of white paper. It was signed Andrew Sabo, who is a kindergartner at Towamensing Elementary School.

Andrew’s offer also came with a picture of the 5-year-old and his teammates on the Palmerton youth flag football team. The team, which was undefeated last year in the Lehigh Valley Youth Football League, plays on the field that was for sale.

Andrew was not at the district’s administration offices Monday afternoon to see his bid opened. But reached at his home later, Andrew said he made his offer ”because they were selling the field,” and that his dad, Dave Sabo, gave him the $5 to make his offer.

Because Andrew’s bid was $1,949,995 less than the minimum sought, the Palmerton Area School Board will not consider it when it meets later this month, said board President Carl Bieling Jr. The board now must decide whether to open another bid process or keep the field for now.

The 3.7-acre ball field at the corner of Delaware Avenue and Seventh Street has been a point of controversy since a developer offered the school district $1.1 million last summer to build a Rite-Aid pharmacy on part of it.

Many residents objected to the school system selling off a community fixture that hosts many recreational teams. Other people thought the offer might be too good to pass up.

The school board eventually rejected the initial offer and decided to set a price of at least $1.95 million for 1.28 acres of the park. The contract also would have required the buyer to build new athletic fields and buildings on the remaining portion of the downtown park and at Palmerton’s middle and high school.

Andrew Sabo picked up on his parents’ conversations about the field and began to worry, his father said. He wanted to know what would happen to the field and where was his team going to play. Finally, he asked his parents if he could buy it.

”It was pretty much to shut him up,” Dave Sabo said. ”I made him understand: You’re not going to win.”

But the bid was not a total joke, Dave Sabo said. He hopes that the school board will recognize that Andrew and his teammates are among many children who enjoy the field and will be affected if it’s sold.

”Once you give up the ground, you’re never going to get it back,” he said, adding that, before the Rite-Aid developer came forward, no one had thought about selling the park.

Bieling said he was not too disappointed by the lack of bids. He initially opposed selling the field, but later said that he could see how a sale would benefit many people involved.

”It’s just another day,” he said.

Andrew is not worried that his bid lost. He has other plans for his $5.

”I guess I’ll buy candy,” he said.

Story number 2 from: 150-Pound Tracy Tortoise to be Reunited with Family

 

TRACY, CA – Animal control officers in Tracy have been contacted by the owner of a 150-pound tortoise that was found wandering around a residential neighborhood Monday afternoon.

David Hay of Rocklin saw the story on News10.net and said in an e-mail, “I immediately knew that the tortoise belonged to my sister and her family who live on S. MacArthur Drive in Tracy.”

Hay wrote that his sister has had the tortoise for about 20 years. “I phoned my sister this morning and she is going to the animal shelter to retrieve Goliath (or “Tippy” as the shelter employees call him).”

Beth Palacios has seen just about every breed of dogs and cats at her job as an animal control officer for the Tracy Animal Shelter. She’s even seen a seal make its way to the shelter. But she’s never encountered what she was called to corral on Monday.

“Dogs and cats are our business,” said Palacios. “I was shocked.”

Derone Thrasher, who lives on south MacArthur Drive, called Palacios Monday afternoon. “There’s this giant turtle walking around and I could tell he was somebody’s pet,” said Thrasher. “If you walked he would just follow you. It was a weird experience.”

The turtle actually is a tortoise – a huge tortoise. “It was heavy,” said Thrasher. “My nephew and I did manage to get it into the truck.”

Beth soon showed up. “I stopped dead in my tracks,” she said. “I mean this thing is huge.” Beth figured the tortoise weighs about 150 pounds. “This is the first we’ve had to deal with a tortoise of this size.”

After some checking on the Internet, Beth discovered the tortoise, which the shelter workers named Tippy, is an African Sulcata. According to Peteducation.com, the African Sulcata tortoise (Geochelone sulcata), or African Spurred tortoise, is surpassed in size only by the giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands and Seychelles.

Palacios said she’s thrilled Goliath will be reunited with his owner. “The woman said she thinks her husband may have left a gate open,” said Palacios. “They’ll be here to pick him up this afternoon.”

Beth says Tippy, a.k.a. Goliath, has a special place in her heart. “It’s cool that I get to see different animals besides cats and dogs,” she said. “I would rather deal with Tippy any day than a mean Rottweiler.”

 

Story number 3 from: Giant bunny draws attention of police as well as drivers on I-95

PALM BEACH GARDENS — Police wrangled a gigantic pink bunny from atop an overpass above Interstate-95 in Palm Beach Gardens this morning.

“He was a hazard,” said a Gardens dispatcher, and apparently causing quite a traffic back up to boot.

The fuzzy culprit turned out to be the Buzz Bunny, who is promoting Buzz 103.1 FM’s upcoming adult Easter egg hunt.

He was standing on the overpass just south of Donald Ross Road and waving down at drivers.

“I’m going to have to have a talk with the bunny,” said the station’s promotions director Brett Russell. “Obviously we don’t mean to do that.”

The bunny was called in by a Gardens police officer shortly before 8:40 a.m., according to dispatchers.

This was the bunny’s second appearance. He was out yesterday as well and will be popping up all over the county until the big hunt on Singer Island March 15, Russell said. The station scatters 1,031 plastic eggs on the beach with the tickets to a variety of prizes within.

The bunny does make an impression.

“He’s a pretty big bunny. In fact, he barely fits in the suit,” Russell said with a snicker. As for where he’ll turn up next: “The Buzz Bunny is unpredictable. We never know where he’ll go.”

We’re guessing not on an I-95 overpass.

*These are the exact stories from the links in the titles.  And to find more stories, go to Fark.com

Um, yeah alot, i also like saying “um”, so, um, yeah….
January 16, 2008

So much to say! Okay I don’t really know where to start, so I’m just gonna start listing off random things I want to say, one at a time.

       *Midterms

*Snowboarding

*Froot Loops

*Music

*Mooseburgers

*Early Release/Beach

*Cursive

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Midterms-Yesterday, I had my first period exam.  For the first semester, I had Health class.  It was a really easy test.  What my teacher did was he took a bunch of questions from the unit test and copied them exactly onto this one.  I had a feeling he was going to do that so I looked them all over, like I said, it was really easy.  Today, was my second day of it.  I had an algebra one first.  The bad news: I forgot my cheat sheet in my locker so I couldn’t use it. (We spent two days in class making them.  The good news: I had my calculator.  Way better than a piece of paper any day. It really wasn’t too difficult either.  Then I had Spanish.  We did the listening and writing portion of it in class yesterday so all we had to do was the written part.  I got confused but apparently it’s called “Written” because it’s multiple choice and the answers are already “written”.  40 easy questions from the first month of school.  Phew.  After that, I went to Science.  We passed in out graduation test practice books and binders to be graded and then he gave us a lecture and passed out the tests to explain them.  I had a note card I could use too.  And let me tell you, use it I did.  BIG help on that test.  So after that, we got out of school early around noon-ish.   Tomorrow I have Theatre(still have to make a note card), Language Arts, and then History.  Theatre, I’m not sure about because we never really did much, so I don’t know terms that good.  The only hard one I can remember is soliloquy.  It’s like when one actor(ess) is making a long speech that the other characters on stage apparently don’t hear or notice, but it gives info to the audience.  Language Arts will be fine because it’s just reading passages and answering questions – we’ve been doing practice tests.  History, um yeah, I might have a problem there.  He gave us this study quide(front and back paper) and I only know about five of those terms out of like 40 or 50.  Um, yeah, I’ll have to let you know how I blow that one.  And then again tomorrow we get early release at about noon-ish.

 

Snowboarding – We went skiing on Saturday and me and my sister have been asking my parents to sign us up for snowboarding lessons.  We’ve both been skiing the same hills for about 9 years and we want a challenge.  The best part, first lesson is Saturday morning 😀

 

Froot loops – I’m eating froot loops right now.  Guess which color? Highlight for answer à orange

 

Mooseburgers – Tonight at this youth club at my church, the dinner theme is The Northern Lights. For dinner:

*Mooseburgers a.k.a. hamburgers

*French fries a.k.a. French fries

*Blueberries – yes – just blueberries.

*Eskimo Pies a.k.a. ice cream sandwich

*and pop.

 

Early Release/Beach – Um, yes, for early release, please see above “Midterms”. We’re going to the beach this summer for my grandmother’s 80th birthday (she loves swimming), and we have finally narrowed it down to a few different beach houses.  I’ll let you know how this goes:putting my aunt and uncle(who seem to be trying to get out of it) in charge.

 

Cursive – Did you know that they have stopped teaching kids how to write in cursive in schools?!? I didn’t! I recently found this out and I think that it stinks!!!

Countdown. O.K. Staarrttt…. NOW!
December 30, 2007

Well, as you may have noticed, I haven’t posted in a few days. I’ll just fill you in. My cousins, aunts, and uncles, and my one families dog, were visiting this weekend. Then today, my sister and mom were both working, so I figured, hey, they’re both at work and don’t want to anyway, let’s go see Alvin and the Chipmunks. I must say, I may have been the only teenagers there (maybe I think) but I did enjoy it 😉 Also, today, I’ve been working on a new page for this blog! I can’t say much here, but I will tell you some. First off, the title – is “All”. And I really do mean all. Muhahaha, brb , just found a scary picture of an alpaca ❗

Later….

I’m working on the new page, and it will be awesome. I like the title, though. It’s short, sweet, and to the point. And I can now put Harry Potter stuff on my blog! 😀 Oh, and this is kind of off topic (big surprise there 😉 ) but if you have any blogs or cool sites, let me know, you can just put please go here or something and I will. I’m just curious to see others’ sites. PlzKThx. Hehe, oh and and I showed my one “collage” to my sister, who acts very mature, and even she was laughing a lot. I will be opening this page for everyone very soon. Like on January 4, 2008. Can’t wait! :mrgreen:

Let it Snow….Yes I Did It!!!
December 27, 2007

Snow!!! WordPress totally rocks! Unfortunately, the snow will only last till January 2, 2008

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I also made this little piggy for everyone (did I mention I got a piggy bank for Christmas – I asked for it too 😉 ) and it took me like forever….like almost 10 minutes. 🙂 Also, I got a camera which came today (yayness ❗ ) so I’m excited about that too. 🙂

Hola
December 26, 2007

See below for English version. Thanks. 😀

¿Oye todos qué está arriba? ¡Yo no anuncié ayer porque obviamente fui Navidad (yayness)! 😉 . Estoy contento que las vacaciones son todavía no sobre. Yo no quiero volver a la escuela mas y hace ni se siente como Navidad. Deseo realmente que nieve 😦 pienso que esto es la primera Navidad que he tenido jamás donde la única nieve es hielo construyó de los arados que casi ha ido. Bien, hay alguna otra nieve, pero yo no cuento las bolas de nieve que puse en mi congelador. Es chistoso, las personas pensaron que bromeaba cuando dije que iba “vender arriba en el espíritu festivo”. :mrgreen: De todos modos, yo no vuelvo hasta el 3 tan yo soy:) acerca de eso. Sí, yo no sé por qué, pero pensaron que escribiría este poste y lo puso en español para cada uno apenas ‘causa que quisiera a 😉 espero que todos goce las vacaciones, y oye, tenemos todavía Año Nuevo para esperar. Y mí, yo soy entretenido muy en este momento porque mis primos, las tías, y los tíos, etc. viene por un día tan nosotros hemos estado “preparando” para ellos. ¿Fue mi idea de mamá de enrollar pilllows para ellos porque ellos permanecen sobre, será obstaculizado, y para razones todavía desconocido a mí, mi abuela dio todos sombreros, los guantes, y. ..sheets? Bien. Consigo ellos vienen sobre, pero ella sabe que tenemos hojas. 🙄 Así que entonces mi papá pensó, “bien por qué hace no ponemos las almohadas en cajas inmensas y entonces cuando ellos dan nosotros regalos, diga ‘caramba, es tan pequeño “. 😆 Así que ahora haremos que y tenemos cajas grandes que usted podría poner las televisiones a esperar bajo nuestro árbol llenaron de almohadas. 😛 Desgraciadamente, yo tengo que limpiar mi cuarto, pero debe estar interesando 😉 .

Hey everyone what’s up? I didn’t post yesterday because obviously it was Christmas (yayness!) 😉 . I’m glad that the holidays are not yet over.  I don’t want to go back to school yet and it doesn’t even feel like Christmas. I really wish it would snow 😦  I think that this is the first Christmas that I’ve ever had where the only snow is ice built up from the plows that’s almost gone. Well, there is some other snow, but I’m not counting the snowballs I put in my freezer. It’s funny, people thought I was joking when I said I was going to “stock up on the holiday spirit”.  :mrgreen:  Anyways, I don’t go back till the 3rd so I’m  🙂  about that. Yeah, I don’t know why, but I thought that I would write this post and put it in Spanish for every one just ’cause I wanted to 😉  I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays, and hey, we still have New Year’s to look forward to. And me, I’m very entertained right now because my cousins, aunts, and uncles, etc. are coming for one day so we have been “preparing” for them. It was my mom’s idea to wrap up pillows for them because they’re staying over, it’s going to be cramped, and for reasons still unknown to me, my grandmother gave everyone hats, gloves, and…sheets? O.K. I get they’re coming over, but she knows we have sheets. 🙄 So then my dad thought, “well why don’t we put the pillows in huge boxes and then when they give us gifts, say ‘ gee, it’s so small”. 😆 So now we’re going to do that and we have big boxes that you could put televisions in waiting under our tree filled with pillows. 😛 Unfortunately, I have to clean my room, but it should be interesting 😉 .

Christmas Icons for Y’all
December 22, 2007

Merry Christmas!

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The Snows on the Other Foot Now….
December 17, 2007

    Well, I’m happy.  It snowed a lot this weekend and it finally stopped on Sunday night 😐  I was kind of disappointed – no I was really disappointed.  I soOoOo wanted a snow day.  😦 I sort of thought we’d have one but I sort of thought we wouldn’t.  And I really didn’t want to jinx it- I mean what if we got lucky?.  My dad was like so totally positive we’d have school and my sister was just as much sure we wouldn’t have school.

 6:00 am – Monday morning- December 17.

I was half awake under my covers and blankets; I’d taken a shower the night before so I could straighten my hair.

The phone rings. :mrgreen:

 My sister Jennifer, picks it up.   The automated school call comes through.

Phone: Hello, this is Mr. Jim *****, superintendent of ********* city schools.  This call is to inform all parents and students that due to increment weather, there will be no school for today, December, er – Hey! What’s today? What’s the date?…. – for today December 17, 2007.  Thank you and have a nice day. 😳

My sister thinks he was calling the radio stations and stuff at the same time.  And better yet, my dad was wrong, luckily 🙂

Yes ❗

This Was My Painting
December 14, 2007

I think that it is pretty cool. You take a personality test and it makes a painting based on your answers. Just go here. I know I haven’t wrote much but with school, the holiday, and everything else, it’s really difficult. Anyway, tomorrow is Saturday, so that means I’ll be posting again then. In other news, we’re going to be getting a big snow storm soon. 😀


Click here to create your own painting.

I took it again.  It was still similar, but I like this one better.

The Polar Bear Blessing Email
November 21, 2007

Nothing to do but laugh….

Wishing you
In your busy life,

Time for Relaxation

Good Sleep


Good Health with Exercise

Someone to Dance With

… a Bit of Adventure

Good Looks


But Most of All …

I Wish You Lots of Bear Hugs



And The Comforts of Real Love


Many Blessings…

May you always have love to share,

health to spare, and friends that care.

But watch out for those darn penguins!


Do you ever feel like doing this to someone?

 

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