Interview with the Elusive Porkchop

 

 

February 21, 2016

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A couple weeks back I promised I’d try and get an interview with a friend of Fluffy Pink Slipper’s and Spotted Bag’s named, Porkchop.

He is very hard to get a hold of because he works a very top secret job with computers. But he did agree to reveal 5 things about himself, as long as the questions I would ask could be answered with just a single word each.

So I thought as I made my list, who is Porkchop?

He is shy, mysterious even.

He is sarcastic.

And he is a long-time acquaintance of Spotted Bag.

But what else?

Whew, this is going to be interesting…

Where to start?

Alright, here’s the list of questions I sent over to him and the answers I received back:

(the “*’d” responses are my thoughts on his answers)

Question #1: Your favorite color?

Porkchop: Blue (btw, boring question)

Question #2: Favorite word?

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*I like this word too. It is pronounced: Say-guay, and it is a way of saying lead into a new subject. It is also the word for those two wheel carts people stand on to cruise around on, like at the beach or at the mall.

Question #3: In one word, describe the friendship you and Spotted Bag share.

Ridiculous!

*lol

Question #4: If Spotted Bag changed jobs, what job should it be?

Not a SINGER!

*I wonder why that is?

Question #5: Can we do a better interview with questions and answers and tea, when you are not on a secret job?

No.

Well, he sure seems busy. Like I said, he’s a tough guy to get a hold of. He is extremely nice, you can count on him if you’re in a pickle. He’s just not much for conversations. He’s what people call an “introvert,” it means he prefers the quietness that being alone, brings.

Luckily, you will get to see more of him in Adventure #3, That Terribly Ugly Feeling coming September 2016.

Well, as always, thank you for stopping by, hope to see you soon!

Love,

DFB

List Ten: Books and Activities for the Month of February, 2016

February 2, 2016

© Dirty Foot Butterscotch

Hello Again!

Today is February 2nd, also known as Groundhog Day.

I remember being in Elementary school learning all about that little critter named Punxsutawney Phil who lives in Pennsylvania. Every year, this little guy is asked to come out of his hole in the ground, and when he does, if he sees his shadow, he then affects the whole seasonal change from winter to spring!

Now that’s one powerful rodent!

I’d just love to know more, wouldn’t you?

A screengrab of a video by the tourism website of the state of Pennsylvania shows the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil being watched for signs of his shadow.

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Well, in celebration of Punxsutawney Phil’s special day, I’m writing this post to let everyone know about some great blogs and websites out there that have taken the time to gather together many different books and activities, not only about Phil, but for the whole month of February itself!

Did you know there’s a lot going on this month?

#1 Well for starters, it is Black History Month. That means, this month we should all take some time to focus on the great influences the African-Americans of history have had on our great world. Their history is rich in culture and sacrifices.

(Although personally I think their history should be fully integrated with all history lessons, and taught all year, but until that time…)

Let’s honor them and check out some of these books and maybe, do an activity or two?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And for some great Activity ideas, head on over to:

http://arlenesandberg.blogspot.com/2015/01/celebrating-black-history-month-with.html

 

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#2 February is also National Dental Care Month, meaning we should all focus on taking better care of our mouth and everything in it – our teeth, our gums – they’re important!

 

So I’d like to share with you what I found for books, tips, and activities for National Dental Care Month…

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Found on: mylifeandkids.com what an amazing site! So much good info! She not only has these books listed, but tips on teeth care, activities to make it all fun… and tons more!! Check it out!!!

Here’s a few more books you might like…

#3 Some people feel February is a great month to focus on fitness.

So with that in mind, here are a few sites I found with some great book listings and activities to encourage kids to be fit and healthy this month:

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found on themeasuredmom.com

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To see more info on kid yoga, go to: http://www.kidsyogastories.com/yoga-cards-for-kids-games/

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I found this neat “Wheel of Fitness” on http://www.eagered.com/w/w-is-for-wheel-fitness

And here’s another book you might like,

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At school, Little Critter learns all about having a healthy lifestyle—from a balanced diet and the food pyramid to exercises that keep him in shape. Now Little Critter can show his family how to stay fit and have fun doing it!

#4 Okay, so like I said earlier, today is Groundhog Day. So for those of you interested in knowing more, check out these books…

 

#5 Alright, Sunday, February 7th is Super Bowl #50. To celebrate, why not read some of these books about football, and try a couple of these neat recipes?

 

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And how about some Photo Booth ideas?

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Or better yet, it is Fitness February, how about a nice game of football?

Alright, what’s next?

#6 Monday, February 8th is Chinese New Year – the Year of the Monkey. How about reading up on this Chinese holiday and try making a Chinese lantern?

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For sale on: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Chinese-New-Year-1688798

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#7 When most people think of February they think Valentine’s Day. They associate this day with the colors red and pink, they think of hearts, and above all – love. But why?

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for more info, you could check out wikipedia’s page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day

Valentine’s Day is February 14th. Here are some books for Valentine’s Day for you to read, and of course a few suggested activities and recipes…

Click on the above images to find out more and follow the links!

And Finally, how about some really yummy recipes?

#8 The 15th of February this year is Presidents’ Day. This is a day to honor and remember all of the men who have thus far served as President of the United States. Do you have a favorite president? Would you like to know more?

Well check out these books…

#9 Dia de La Bandera is celebrated in Mexico on 24 February. It is their Flag Day, the day they honor their national flag. Why not learn more about Mexico and their culture? And maybe try a few recipes?

 

#10 This February, is a special February. This year is Leap Year. This means we get an extra day! Instead of twenty-eight days this month, we get twenty-nine! Why?

Well there aren’t many books that I found, but I did find these two:

 

But an online search led me to this site:

http://www.timeanddate.com/date/leapyear.html

 

And here’s wikipedia’s:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leap_year

And I found this neat chart on Pinterest:

Here are some activities to do just to celebrate and have fun on your extra day!!

 

Hope this gave you some great ideas!

Until next time!

Love,

DFB

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