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How To Make Your Own Snowcone

Ok, picture this, it’s a hot day out, you’ve been running around outside and when you come inside guess what’s waiting for you, your own snowcone!

You’re going to need: A box of freezer pops, knife/scissors, and a Snoopy Snowcone machine.

Ingredients

1.) First, take three of your favorite flavors of freezer pops and cut them in half.

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2.) Next put all of the parts that you cut into the top of the snowcone machine and grind them up and put them into a cup. Be sure to take the little shovel and shovel out all of the stuff you didn’t get.

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3.) Last (first you may want to take a spoon and stir it up a little bit) you can smash some ice cubes and put them in if you want, I don’t usually do this but I’d imagine it would be an improvement in the taste of the snowcone. Wasn’t that easy? Enjoy your freshly-made snowcone.

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If you have any suggestions about things that you would like to know how to do, and would like me to write about them, email us at saints@called2bsaints.com and I will try to get to them sometime. Thank you for your suggestions.

Police Officer Shot in Doughnut Shop

A police officer in Philadelphia was killed this week in a Dunkin’ Donuts. Charles Cassidy was 54 and was shot in the head. The shooter was already in the shop before Cassidy walked in. The shooter was demanding money from the counter, said a witness. Cassidy had served for 25 years and died at 9:40 a.m., Thursday at Albert Einstein Medical Center. The police department chased the shooter in his SUV when he eventually got out of his car and shot at the policed car chasing the suspect. The officer who was driving the police car was shot at the shoulder and is in ok condition. The gunmen in that shooting jumped into the Schuylkill River. Police found a body down the river but aren’t sure if it’s the suspect’s body.

In other news, a 10 year old boy admits to starting the California wildfires. The boy was playing with matches and started the fire. The boy’s father tried to put out the flames with a with a blanket but it was already too big. The fire that this boy started has burned over 21 homes. There were no charges pressed.  Neighbors say that it wasn’t on purpose which they could tell by his reaction and his very wide eyes.

All Saints Day

Dale and Freddy Sr. here to welcome all of you new comers to the site and to tell you a little about All Saints Day. Today we had a Mass commemorating all the saints of the past, present, and future. People have this image of a saint as someone who never makes mistakes and has devoted their entire life to God since the day they were born, but that’s not necessarily true. Everyone can put forth an effort to be a saint in their own way.

All Saints Day is a celebration that everyone and anyone can take part in. You don’t have to be a priest or bishop to celebrate this holiday of the church.

Today does not have to be a sad day, but some people make it seem that way. This is truly a time to be happy, rejoice, and thank all of those saints who have cleared a path in the Catholic way for all of us.

All of us would love to hear a comment from you about your favorite saint.

Sincerely,

Dale and Freddy Sr. <3 <3

Teen Book Reviews

This week I will share with you some of my favorite books. These days books have such a big influence on me. Books can make us change our points of view on things and can also affect the choices we make in our daily lives. Having said this we should pick books that will help us make better choices in our lives and help us live as saints.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by, Ann Brashares is by far one of the best series for teenage girls. The book is about four best friends that find a pair of jeans that fit them all. The girls who are all going away for the summer use these pants as a way of communicating through the summer months. This book teaches us how important friends are in our life , and how we all need to value are friendships because if we don’t value your friendships you will lose alot of friends through your lifetime.

Another favorite book is Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Its about a girl named Susie Salmon a fourteen-year-old girl who is murdered. She watches from heaven how her family reacts to her death. Susie’s sister found out about her mother’s affair. Her father suspects that Mr. Havery, but the police do not have evidence on him. I loved this book because it is intense and always makes want to read more. When you think everything settle downs something happens to the family.

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen is an adventure book. Its about a boy named Brian who flies to go see his dad. The pilot then soon has a heart attack and dies. Brian then has to take over the plane. He luckily makes a safe landing in the water. Then he has to survive in the wilderness by him self. If you want to read about survive then highly recommend this book to everyone. Everyone needs to read one of these books once in your lives.

Perfect by Natasha Friend is a book that all teenage girls should read. This book talks about a girl named Jessica who is bulimic and must go to group therapy to help with her body image problems. Jessica becomes bulimic as a way of dealing with the death of her father. Jessica soon realizes there are other ways of dealing with stress and grief of her dead father. This book is especially important for teenage girls to read because it tells you thats its not what body type you have its whats in the inside that counts.

As you can see the books we all read can affect us and help us make the right choices in our life. All these books listed above are books that we can all read and learn from. We all need to remember God created us all with love and all with different talents. On next Wednesday’s blog I will be discussing the most popular movies for young teens today.

Internet Safety: Called 2 B Saints Video Podcast 01

Here’s our first try at a video podcast:

Called 2 B Saints Podcast 02

Called 2 B Saints Podcast Episode 02

In this episode:

  • Fires in California
  • Josh Heytvelt
  • Julian of Norwich
  • The Hobbit
  • and more!

When I Fight with My Parents…

My parents and I fight a lot, and I always end up grounded or punished by other means. What can I do about it? Well last week we talked about fighting with friends and how to deal with it, but this week we will discuss how to deal with fighting with your parents.

Chip says:
A lot of times teens and parents fight with each other and that is often because they don’t have the same point of view. If you are a teen you might think that your parents don’t listen to you and don’t allow you to be independent or have freedom. On the other hand, parents want to protect their kids and make sure they are safe by keeping them under a watchful eye. It is important for both parents and teens to see where the other is coming from.
There are many things that we as teens can do to try and avoid fighting with parents and at the same time gain their respect and trust. Try to do things that you know your parents will appreciate so that it will make them less frustrated with you. However if the problems between you and your parents are really bothering you, sit down and talk with them about it. If you avoid the problems, chances are they will only get worse. If you end up arguing with your parents during the conversation because you get really upset, remember to try stay calm and don’t get caught up in the moment because you might end up saying something you don’t mean. I have fought with my parents many times in my life and sometimes I end up saying things that I don’t mean just because I am mad at them and want them to feel upset and hurt the same way that I do. However, once I have said these hurtful things I feel bad about it and even though I know that I didn’t mean them, my parents don’t. Plus, I get in more trouble than I already would have been in.

You can never be sure of when you will fight with your parents or why, but you can be sure of how you handle yourself in these arguments. When you act mature by not getting upset and not letting your emotions get the better of you things get resolved and you will be happier. Plus, when you get upset and storm out nothing really gets resolved and if the problem is really bothering you, not dealing with it might even make you more upset. Make sure that you deal with any important problems and resolve them, but also do your part to avoid fights with your parents by trying to help them, and by acting respectful.

Dale says:

Sometimes,you have to know when to speak your mind and when to control your mouth. When having a disagreement with your parents, that would be a time to watch what you say. Whether your parents are right or wrong, you will be punished (most likely) for disrespecting them. Often times the best way to go is to just listen to what they say and express your frustration in other ways. Yelling and screaming will get you nowhere except grounded. And I think I can safely say that nobody out there wants that to happen.

A lot of you guys out there probably have old-fashioned parents(or pretty close to it). When you have parents like this or come across adults who have these mannerisms, there isn’t much you can do about speaking your mind around them, especially when you’re frustrated or angry. Any of you who don’t know what I mean by “old-fashioned,” it’s just those parents or adults who haven’t realized that this is a new day and age and kids are like they used to be. Dealing with these adults can be difficult I know. My coach is like that, and I know it can be very difficult to persuade him in my favor when I find an idea that can benefit the team better.

In general, you have to know how to hinder your words with the adults who still have the theory “children should be seen and not heard.” This is an old way of life that has greatly changed in the last 20 to 30 years or so. I’m not saying that these adults are wrong, they should just recognize the fact that times are changing and people have to change with them. There isn’t much you can do if the people don’t want to accept the change that’s coming with the newly changing times.

If all else fails, turn to meditation or God to help you. When you’re mad, you might say thing that won’t end up well for you. So the best thing to do is to remove yourself from the situation and find a way to calm yourself before attempting to deal with the problem at hand.

With love,

Dale <3<3<3

How To Make An Apple Bomb

In the mood for something healthy? Me neither, that’s why I’m going to introduce you to a tasty treat I picked up while out camping.

Ingredients: Any kind of apple, brown cinnamon and/or sugar, aluminum foil, knife, and spoon.

1.) First you take the apple and knife and cut out the top of the apple like you would carving a pumpkin. Cut off any excess apple and eat it.

2.) Next you take the spoon and hollow out the apple, but leave some insides in it. Once again, devour everything you carved out.

3.) Then put the brown cinnamon and/or sugar to the top and pack it down and add some more.

4.) Now, I only know one way to cook these and that is wrapping it in aluminum foil and putting it on the outside edge of a fire bowl and turning it every 3-5 minutes. It should be good after about 20 minutes. You know when it is done when you can take a fork to it, apply a little pressure and the fork will slide right through. When you think it’s done take it out and enjoy your apple bomb.

The Car of Tomorrow

There’s a brand new car in Nascar that goes faster, safer, and makes a lot more competitive race! It’s called the Car of Tomorrow, and it definitely could be! This new car could revolutionize Nascar and the way races are done.

This car was first announced to the public on January 12, 2006, but has been in the making for 7 years. This car was made because of the death of Nascar superstar Dale Earnhardt Sr. who died in a wreck in the final lap of the Daytona 500. This car is made to increase fuel efficiency, safety, competition, and to lower maintenance cost for teams. Many other racers also dislike the CoT. Even Kyle Busch who won at Bristol with a CoT said “They suck,” in victory lane.

A total of 13 races using the car of tomorrow have taken place in 2007. Hendrick Motor Sports has 5 wins Hello viewers, this week I’m going to be talking about the Car of Tomorrow (CoT.)with The Car of Tomorrow, Joe Gibbs Racing has 3 wins, Dale Earhnhardt Inc. and Richard Childress Racing have 1 win. In the 2008 season, the CoT was originally thought to be used in only 26 races. However, after the Car of Tomorrow’s success in earlier races, Nascar asked owners about fully introducing the CoT in the 2008 season. 80% of Nascar owners voted for the CoT to be fully raced in 2008, so it was decided that this car will be full time next year.

Car models for the CoT include the Chevrolet Impala SS, Dodge Avenger, Ford Fusion, and Toyota uses the Camry. Most manufacturers use a different model in current cars, except Toyota, but many will most likely use the same model in the 2008 season.

Many people still did not like the CoT, one of the reasons being that Toyota is the first foreign car in Nascar. This season, Toyota has not normally done very well in races. People thought that it would level the playing field to quickly for Toyota, and not be fair to other manufacturers that have been perfecting their design for years. Another large advantage Toyota is getting is that Joe Gibbs Racing, which contains racers like Tony Stewart, will all be driving Toyota’s next season. Joe Gibbs Racing officially announced that they will be driving Toyota’s in the 2008 season.

Jimmie Johnson, with a win last week at Martinsville, trails Jeff Gordon by 53 points in Nextel Cup standings.

Nextel Cup standings:

1. Jeff Gordon

2. Jimmie Johnson

3. Clint Bowyer

4. Tony Stewart

5. Carl Edwards

6. Kyle Busch

7. Kevin Harvick

8. Denny Hamlin

9. Jeff Burton

10. Kurt Busch

Well, thats it for this week. I’ll have a new post up every Friday for sports. Be sure to check out our other blogs, video podcasts, and audio podcasts.

Sincerely,

sparky101

Massive Wildfires Rage On!!!

San Diego, California, a massive wildfires continues to burn thousands and thousands of acres. 1 million people had to flee their homes to escape the fire. The fire has burned over 100,000 acres of land around San Diego, threatening about 56,000 homes. According to CNN.com, “It will not end until it reaches the ocean or the winds change,” said San Diego Fire Battalion Chief Bruce Cartell. at least 17 fires have scorched 680 square miles in just San Diego alone. Every emergency shelter has been filled to its capacity, even the navy has ordered sailors out of barracks and onto ships to make room for evacuating citizens. The smoke is so think that water from the ocean and the pools are turning black with soot. the soot is also covering the sun up. The fire has spread so fast that people who were in no threat last night are now being ordered to evacuate their homes.

In other news, police charged Tyler McIntyre, a 14 year old boy, with one count of manslaughter on his twin brother. Christopher McIntyre was at home with his brother, father and a teenage stepsister when Tyler shot him with a handgun. the police were not sure if it was a homicide, a terrible accident or murder. The investigators would not tell why it took them a month to charge Tyler. Tyler McIntyre had been charged with criminal damage and Christopher McIntyre faced charges of disorderly conduct with a domestic violence aggravation, threatening and intimidating, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In other world news, four British parents died trying to save their drowning children when they got caught in the powerful current. Bob and Debbie Fry ran into the ocean at Praia do Tonel, Portugal after their children, George and Rose, had got caught in the current while playing with a German child. When the couple from Wootton Bassett, near Swindon in Wiltshire, were dragged out into the sea their friend Jean Dinsmore also waded into the waves to try to rescue the children. All three of them were swept away.