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July 12, 2007

Review: Green Apple Gummy Bear

Tonight, at Cold Stone Creamery, I ordered a Kids "Green Apple Gummy Bear". It is delicious. Try it. When you put it in your mouth, unlike other ice cream/frozen yogurt/sorbet, it doesn't dissolve! It sticks together like a gummy candy.

Sorry there is no picture. I ate it, and apparently it's not popular enough to have other people talk about it, and post pictures online. However, the color is about like this:

Posted by cory at 9:30 PM

Smarter Than People

[Setting: Sunny day with fluffy clouds overhead in a subdivision in Ann Arbor. Brothers play in the front landscaping of their house.]

BROTHER 1: If you were an ant, which plant would you live in?
BROTHER 2: (Scans the array of shrubs, flowers and other plants) Probably this one because it's soft. You could lay in it like a big comfy bed.
BROTHER 1: Yeah, but you're a small ant, so it doesn't matter. How about this one? You could hide in the middle. It would be a great fort.
BROTHER 2: No, this one. It's purple. You could blend in better, and hide in the middle.
BROTHER 1: Yeah, you're right. And it has tall leaves so you could climb up high and get a good look out.
BROTHER 2: I wish we were ants.
BROTHER 1: Me too.
BROTHER 2: Let's pretend we're ants. But, we're smarter than people. What kind are you?
BROTHER 1: A black ant.
BROTHER 2: I'm this type of ant with big pinchers. I don't remember the name, but it can bite people, and kill them in an hour.
BROTHER 1: Wow. Oh, well, then I'm a red ant.
BROTHER 2: Okay. Let's go.

(This is a conversation I heard today while washing windows. I just wanted to write down the dialogue so I'd have it for a short story, but I thought you'd enjoy it too. It made me really miss being a kid.)

Posted by cory at 12:07 PM

July 4, 2007

Bluegrass Vay-Cay

My Grandfather, James Adamson, lives in Marion, Kentucky, a town that has such highlights as two "dollar stores", and a McDonalds (and a population of 3,196 people!). I really don't understand how kids survive there. Apparently though, they spend nights in dark parking lots, as I witnessed driving home after the 178th Adamson Family Reunion.

Reunion Grillers

I really have no idea how many reunions there have been, but I do know I haven't been to one since I was 16, and I drove home my Grandma's Cadillac Sedan DeVille.
The Adamson Reunion is held at my Grandpa's farm house (not in Marion). It has long been the place my siblings and I have dreaded visiting each summer. Why? Here are a few reasons:

1. Heat (it's always hot)
2. Ticks (there are lots)
3. No T.V. (not a big deal anymore, but as kids, yikes!)
4. Sheep (there gone now though)
5. Dirt Dobbers

Cousin Kenny is a "Pyro"

We're just not country kids.

the farm house

The Reunion this year was much much smaller than it used to be. Years ago there were at least 50 children running in-between the crowds of Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins. This year, however, there was only 40 people total (maybe).

Uncle Mark & Aunt Brenda & The Blind Horse

Uncle Mark was there! I don't think he was sober once in the three days we were there. I generally went from feeling bad, to being completly annoyed. He's drinking mouthwash now with the food stamps he gets from the government.

Uncle Mark, Jumpshot

We left a day early just to get away from him.

Uncle Mark would not let me take a picture of him...

On the way home, we stayed a night in Florence, Kentucky, so we could go to the Creation Museum the next day.
Florence has a giant water tower that says, "Florence Y'all!" on the sides. It's been a landmark since I was kid, but I had never been there. It's one of those towns full of big box stores, and chain restaurants. We went to the Mall, and saw "Disturbia".

The Creation Museum was...okay. My Mom was by far the most excited for it. I was expecting it to have a lot more evidence of creation, but the answer to most questions is, "because that's what the Bible says." I used to argue with my Mom about Creation vs. Evolution, but I'm at the point now, where I believe both are right, and neither side is totally sure. We have no clue, and I'm completely comfortable living without knowing.

I forgot how much work blogging can be. I'm kind of tired explaining feelings, and telling stories, so I'll leave you with these pictures. They're worth thousands of words, right?

Dinosaurs and People living in harmony. Creationists believe the earth is only 6000 years old.

The Tour Guide

King David looked so much like my Dad


How the first babies were made

Dinosaurs can be brutal

Look guys, he tried to tell you...

I have more pictures, I'll upload them another time...

I'll leave you with this masterpiece:

Posted by cory at 1:56 PM