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Month: June 2016

Getting Our Kicks ?>

Getting Our Kicks

I mentioned in last night’s post that we camped out in the Walmart parking lot. It worked out really well. The lot was quiet all night long and aside from the generator running out of fuel at 3:30 in the morning, we didn’t have any hiccups. It actually was cool enough in Wichita Falls last night to just open the windows and get a cross breeze going, but I was a bit nervous about having all our windows open with…

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Road Trip Podcasting ?>

Road Trip Podcasting

Our first day of our summer road trip is complete! We’re here in Wichita Falls, TX “camping out” in the Walmart parking lot. Don’t tell our corporate overlords, but I’m actually not a huge Walmart fan; however, their policy of allowing folks in an RV to park at their stores overnight is pretty awesome. We’re in a quiet corner of the parking lot and unless a fleet of semitrucks arrives for a 3 a.m. stocking run, I think this is…

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When Puppies Attack ?>

When Puppies Attack

It was a dark and stormy night. A truck pulled up. Three people walked out. They had forgotten their umbrellas. They opened the gate and they went inside the gate. And they were ATTACKED by puppies! What really happened: We pulled up and opened the gate. Maggie was immediately attacked by a dog. Maggie recovered and we went inside our aunt’s house. Inside were PUPPIES! Duh duh dun! There names were Blackbeard, Nemo, Christopher Columbus, Daisy, Dad, Murray, and Mill…

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Adventures in babysitting puppies ?>

Adventures in babysitting puppies

On Friday, we went to Aunt Gloria’s house.  There were almost 1,510 puppies and dogs.  It was fun.  We got to play fetch with the momma dog, named Marlee.  We threw a frisbee and she went and got it.  The baby puppies peed all over their cage and they had just had a bath!  It was bad and stinky.  Everything was so fun.  There was a music room. There were puppies.  There were peppermints.  I could go on and on…

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Vaccinations and Bribery ?>

Vaccinations and Bribery

“This is a personal website. All views and information presented herein are my own and do not represent the views of the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State.” I do not try to attest to being a vaccination expert.  I did have the back of my head that when traveling you might need to get some additional vaccinations.  I remember getting an entire set of them when I first traveled abroad to Russia in 1996. Not being an expert,…

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The Process ?>

The Process

“This is a personal website. All views and information presented herein are my own and do not represent the views of the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State.” In the fall of 2015, Dan went to a seminar from a visiting professor who discussed the Fulbright program.  He came home and asked me what I thought about it.  I had worked on an application in 2012, but ended up not submitting it.  At the time, K-12 teachers went…

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How to make something disgusting and the Hattiesburg Zoo ?>

How to make something disgusting and the Hattiesburg Zoo

Get 1 cup of cornflower. Get 1/2 a cup of water. And green food coloring. Mix and chase sister with. (no offense sisters out there.) I went to the zoo this week.  I saw lots of animals including a tiger.  The great thing was that I was taller than the entire body.  I was just below the eye on the scale of a tiger.  I also saw a peacock.  Weirdly, he sounded like a howler monkey. I also saw ringed…

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Cats are Purrfect ?>

Cats are Purrfect

My name is Maggie if you don’t know. I don’t have a lot of money, but I don’t care because I have 2 cats. Everyone loves cats. (If you love cats keep reading.) Every cat is Purrfect. I think that cats are different than people, but just because they are different they should not be treated differently.  I think you should be yourself, even if you are a cat.  You still have a life.  It is not like you don’t. …

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Introductions from the Kids ?>

Introductions from the Kids

What is your name? Maggie How old are you? 7 What is your favorite book(s)? Babymouse What is your favorite activity? Play on my tablet What is your favorite special in school? Library What is your favorite subject in school (recess doesn’t count)? Math Where are you going this summer? 19 states What are you most excited about? New Mexico Where are you going this fall? Palestine What are you most excited about? Buying a scarf If you could travel…

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[editor’s note: when the kids post, we load up the WordPress app and let them have at it. Concept development and execution are their own. 🙂] It is fun having specials. Not every kid has specials at their school. Note: if you are a kid stop reading at this time. Mr. Maggieface is my name.