Get to Know the Family

March 28, 2008 at 3:23 pm (Activity) (, , , , , )

So lately I’ve been thinking about the origins of where my family has come from.  And in reality I don’t know much about it.  I know that a lot of my family is from Saskatchewan, but for my distant relatives, I have no idea.  I don’t know if we came from Scotland, Ireland or where.  I don’t even know their names or anything about them.  So for today’s item:  You are to learn more about your family and where they came from.

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Some great websites to try to find out where your ancestors are from include ancestry.ca (specializes in Canadian families),  Ancestor Search, and Find your Family Tree.  Some sites cost money, but if you look around there are free ones out there.

So do some digging and find out what your roots truly are.

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Kiss me I’m Irish

March 17, 2008 at 9:43 am (Activity) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Seeing as today is St. Patty’s day, I think that everyone should celebrate this day in full fledged Irish Spirit.

Start off the day right by eating some Lucky Charms cereal.

As you take a shower, wash yourself with Irish Spring soap.

Get dressed, but make sure you have some green on you.  You don’t want to get pinched.

As you drive in your car, put on some Irish tunes.

In your spare time, write a wee o’ limerick to brighten up you day.

For those of you who drink, go to a pub and indulge in a pint of Guinness.

End off the day relaxing while watching an Irish-themed movie.  For example, Angela’s Ashes, Circle of Friends or The Commitments.

Everyone needs to see what being Irish is like for a day.  So this is your item of what you have to do before you die: live St. Patrick’s day like an Irish would.

If you really want to experience St. Patrick’s day the way the Irish would, splurge and go to Ireland and see how it’s really done.

Even the whole city of Chicago get in the Irish spirit by dying the Chicago River green.

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Feeling like a Hamster

January 17, 2008 at 8:24 pm (Activity) (, , , , , , )

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be a hamster rolling around in a giant ball? I don’t know about you, but I have. And well your curiosity can be seized because someone has created such a ball for humans! It’s called Zorbing. What is zorbing? Well what it is, is a person gets into a huge plastic ball and basically rolls down a hill.

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Now there are two types of zorbing.

1. Bungee Zorb: This is where you are attached to the edge of the ball and you roll down the hill circling along with the ball. This may sound like it would hurt because you may be hitting the ground. This isn’t the case because the zorb actually consists of a smaller ball inside or a larger ball. You are attached to the side of the inner ball meaning that you never actually touch the ground.

2. Hydro Zorb: This is the zorb that I actually did. This is where they fill the inside of the inner ball with a few inches of water and you sit inside the inner ball and roll down the hill. The effect of this one is more like going down a water-slide. You actually do not get flipped upside down or anything like that. For this type of zorb you can actually have up to 3 people inside the zorb at a time.
This is an amazing invention and seriously everyone should try this because it’s not only fun, but also it’s for those people who are too scared to do the more extreme sports.

Where can you do this? I personally did it in Rotorua, New Zealand, but there are ones found in Australia, Ireland, and the United States.

Here is a video of a person doing a Hydro Zorb.

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