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Pongin’ Around

 

Disclaimer: Before this blog begins, I would just like to say  even though I am a Chapters-Indigo affiliate, this is all my own opinion. 

I was bored and had nowhere to go.  I asked my mom if we could go to Coles. Why did we go to Coles you ask? Well, I’ll you!  When we lived in Ontario, we would always go to the Chapters near by.  Even though we didn’t have a lot of money, Chapters always had a lot to do or read. 

Living in a small town, there’s nothing that we really can do on a rainy day.  Coles is like the size of our house.  It’s not big.  It was something that wasn’t boring.  I came up with a couple coins.  I immediately bolted around the place searching for something that caught my eye.  I only had $7, and living in a small town things aren’t cheaper then the city.  I saw lots of things I wanted but they were too expensive.  When I saw the Desktop Ping-Pong, it looked interesting.  It was $8.95.  My mom chipped in the rest. 

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What was inside the Ping-Pong box

 

When we got home, I got it out and set it out. It took a couple minutes in total to set it up. The suction thingies didn’t stick right away. Luckily, I finally got it to stick. Fact: I can’t Ping or Pong! It was fun though. I kept hitting it backward.

Here are some facts from the mini book:

  • People use household items to play back in the day (example cigar box lids for paddles)
  • one of it’s first name was ‘Whiff-Whaff’
  • The International Table Tennis Federation was formed in 1926

 Stuff like this is always fun especially when you don’t have the slightest clue how to play 😉

Saskatoon…ing Part 2: Stores, Foods and Observatories Oh My!!!

Stores:

My parents and I went to an abnormally large amount of stores.  We went to stores like Indigo, a pet store called Petcetera and so much more!! I’m trying to find a better aquarium for Calvin.  The mall was a real mall.  Huge with lots of stores that were open.  Living in a small town, our mall is tiny…where businesses go to die.  There’s a lot of empty stores there.  In the mall I spotted something that I haven’t seen in a VERY LONG TIME! And I’m talking very long time. Something I thought only existed in Ontario. YOGEN FRUZ!!! I got to get a strawberry frozen yogurt. I got only sour toppings. Its nice to see something from your home province once in awhile:)  It made me realize how much I miss living in a real city.

Food:

Now you may be thinking. ” Food? Why Food?” Well my fellow humans I will tell you. I saw weird and good things this trip.  Foods like Yogen Fruz and an awesome cafe at a museum to funny foods  Chocolate Bacon Toffee.

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Would you eat this?I didn’t taste the bacon toffee because to me, just sounded plain weird.

They reminded me one thing and one thing only. Home. Don’t ask me why though. Food makes you  think of things so, why can’t I think of home? 😀  I guess right now I’d really like to move back home to Ontario.

Observatory:

The cool thing about my trip to Saskatoon (also the whole purpose of the trip) was the observatory. It is the university observatory which, is open to the public on Saturdays. I was standing outside when the roof started to open so the telescope could see out.  It was pretty cool when the roof opened.  After a clear day, the night was cloudy.  So it wasn’t cool when all I could see was clouds and white ( aka the moon).  If we lived in the city we could just go back the next clear night.  Living so far away, we can’t go back for awhile.   Still a pretty good experience in general.  I’m really glad my parents took me.

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And that concludes our two part post of Saskatoon..ing.  Pretty fun huh?  

Saskatoon…ing Part 1: The Chapter-Indigo Affiliate Quest

I am going to talk about my trip to Saskatoon for the weekend, in which I recently just returned from. This is part 1: The Chapters-Indigo Affiliate Quest.

Living in a small town, we only have a small Coles.  Back in Ontario, probably every week we went to Chapters to look and buy and eat good cookies from Starbucks.  Being in the big city we knew we had to make a stop at Indigo.  Being the newly affiliated Affiliate I now am, I decided to look at books that would be fun to review. So, I quested the whole Kids/Tweens/Teens places in search of that special book.

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Teacup oh teacup… how I missed you so!!!

First stop on the quest for the “Golden” book was… well… the 6-8 book area. Despite my age being 12, I still like some books meant for that age range. There was Geronimo books, Poptropica books but… no book I wanted to review. I stalled until my mom said to go to the 9-12 section.

I saw books that I, surprisingly never thought they existed. Like Adventure Time. (I read a couples pages, I just couldn’t help it… it looked funny) Pokémon and others. Yet, still nothing, so I found another section.

I was getting warmer, because I saw a book I really wanted to read. It is called Jedi Academy. It is about a boy who got rejected from pilot school and Yoda invited him to come to Jedi Academy. But, despite how cool it looked it wasn’t “Golden” it was more like “Silver”.  So I kept looking.  Then I got to the back of the 9 – 12 area…

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YESSSSSS!!! I found it. I may not look happy… but inside… I exploded

That’s right: Tales of a 6th grade Muppet: When Pigs Fly was the prize. Danvars, the main character and I have sooo much in common. A little info about the book for those who haven’t read the first two books.

Danvars woke up one day and found himself with Muppetmorphisis. He starts seeing things that only exist in the Muppets. There’s pros and cons for Danvars being a Muppet. Follow his adventures in Tales of a 6th Grade Muppet.

I am looking forward to reading my new book.

Stay tuned for part 2 (and possibly part 3) of Saskatoon…ing. 🙂  It involves hotels, hearses, Boomtowns, the moon and MORE!!!

Disclaimer: I am an Indigo affiliate. This post though is all my own opinion.  My mom helped me edit this one.

The Affiliate

If you were to look at the left side of my blog you would find that there is a new button. If you were to press that particular  button… it would take you to the Chapters-Indigo website. That only means one thing.  I’M AN AFFILIATE!!! That’s right folks, my email’s to companies finally paid off 🙂

If you’re one of those people who don’t know or just found out what affiliate means (like me who found out what it means). Then, affiliate is this…

Affiliate:

A person or organization officially connected to a larger body.

Meaning… well… I’m only 12 so I don’t even know what that really means. But, I’m going to try to put it in a term I  can easily understand. So, A person or Organization eg. me is connected for business with a bigger company like Chapters-Indigo.  I can talk about stuff I buy or things like that and you can click to them from my website 🙂

A really nice lady Frances by email …or man … Frances could be a boy…. helped me and got my application approved!!

That’s all for now!!  Thank you Chapters-Indigo for giving me this opportunity.

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