The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

I just love Fridays. For three reasons:

1. I get to do all my writing assignments and projects, tests and such, and those are very quick.
2. IHeartFaces has Fix It Friday that gives me something to work on while I'm bored after school.
3. Tonight I am working on my solo with the choir! Nervous, but ...EXCITED!

Anywhoozins. Here is my report on the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. I will do all in my goofy and funny power to make this as enjoyable as possible.


This pyramid is the oldest of the Ancient wonders, and the only one that has lasted until today. It was built with nearly 2 million bricks, each weighing approximately two tons...Imagine hefting those about!
The person who yelled at people to make it was the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu, who wanted it as a tomb when he died, around 2560. B.C.
Methinks Khufu was a little kookoo. What about you-you?
I mean, honestly, I wouldn't wanna be put to rest in a huge, freaky temple. A coffin is fine for me, thanks.
When it was built, the Great Pyramid was 481 feet high, over the years, it lost 30 feet off the top.
It was ranked as the tallest structure for 43 centuries.
Popular structure.


The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built by Nebuchadnezzar II, around 600 B.C. It is said that he had them constructed to please his wife...
Maan! Imagine.
"I am upset."
"Why are you upset, my wife?"
"I have nothing beautiful to look at."
* calls second hand man *"Make my wife a hanging garden."
"Do it."
"O-o-okay...Um...How big, sire?"
His wife, Amytis of Media, was from Persia, and Persia was beautiful. Who knows? Maybe he made it to look like Persia, her homeland.


Well, this little dude..Well...He's not very little. Some 39 feet tall.
A recent critic said,
"It seems that if this Zeus were to stand up, he would unroof the temple made to house him."
The statue was created by Phidias. Kudos, Phidias.
In the sculpture, he was wreathed with shoots of olive and seated on a magnificent throne of cedarwood, inlaid with ivory, gold and precious stones. INCLUDING: Jade stones. ( xD YEAH! )
In Zeus' right hand, a small statue of crowned Nike, goddess of victory, (so THAT'S where the shoes get the name!), also chryselephantine, and in his left hand a scepter inlaid with metals on which an eagle perched on the top.


A temple dedicated to Artemis, around 550 B.C at Ephesus. Nothing remains of the temple.
So that is all we know of it.
Pretty exciting, huh? Wanna see somethin' awesome?


The tomb of maussollus was a tomb built between 353 and 350 B.C. Approximately, 135 feet in height.
It was designed by Greek architects, Satyros and Pythus. It now lays in ruins, but it's pretty sweet...:)


The colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek god, Helios, erected on the Greek island of Rhodes by Charles of Lindos between 292 and 280 B.C.
Before it's destruction, it stood over 107 feet high, making it one of the tallest statues in the ancient world.
Media reports in 1989 initially suggested that large stones found on the seabed off the coast of Rhodes have been the remains of the colossus, but that has been proved to NOT be true. :P :)
The statue was made of bronze, and could not have been built with it's legs apart, because it would collapse from it's own weight.
Heavy dude.
Ancient accounts describe the statue as being built with iron tie bars. Much of the iron and bronze in it was reforged from the various weapons Demetrius' battle left behind.
SO THAT is where all this recycling stuff started.


This lighthouse was a tower built in the 3rd century B.C on the island of Pharos in Alexandria, Egypt to serve as the port's landmark, and later, a lighthouse.
Probably why they call it the lighthouse now. That would just be boring. 'THE LANDMARK OF ALEXANDRIA', Ooh! So exciting! Such oral interest...:P I'd love to read THAT school report.
It was about 380 to 490 feet. People are still arguing about it.
It was among the tallest-man-made structures for a while.

And there now...


* jumps through screen and pours water on you *

I'm DONE! You can get on with your life now!

C'mon!!! I tried not to be too boring...

* sigh *

I chose Guarani, Ye'Kwana and Cherokee I wanted to do Indians, because 1. I'm part Cherokee. I wanted to bring back the Ye'Kwana, because I love them. and 3. I am surrounded by Guarani-speakers. My mission is to find whether they support evolution or creationism, and to find similarities. I searched the Google for Guarani and Cherokee, but Dad and Jewel were more than helpful for the Ye'Kwana version.
I am MONK, so I'll do alphabetical order.
Cherokee 'tis.
NOTE: I stole this from a website. :)

Cherokee belief ( This supports Creationism.)

The earth was a great island floating in a sea of water, suspended by a cord at each of the four cardinal points, hanging down from the sky vault, which is solid rock. When the world grows old and worn out, the people will die, the cords will break and the earth will sink back into the ocean and all will be water again. The Indians fear this.

Origin of Animals
Origin of Animals

In the Beginning

When all was water, the animals were above, beyond the arch, in Galunlati. It was very crowded and they wanted more room. They wondered what was below the water and "Beaver's Grandchild", the water beetle, offered to go and learn. It darted in all directions across the water's surface but could not find a firm place to rest. Then it dove to the bottom and returned with some soft mud, which began to grow and spread on every side until it became the island we call earth. Afterward it was fastened to the sky with four cords but no one remembers this.

Native American Waterbird Symbol
Native American Waterbird Symbol

Creation of Mountains and Valleys

At first, the earth was flat, very soft and wet. The animals were anxious to get down so they sent different birds to see if it was dry but they found no place to alight and returned to Galunlati. When it seemed to be time, they sent out the Buzzard, telling him to go and make ready for them. It was known as the Great Buzzard, father of all buzzards we see now. He flew all over the earth, close to the ground but it was still soft. By the time he reached Cherokee country, he was very tired. His wings began to flap and strike the ground. Wherever they struck the earth, there was a valley and where they turned up again there was a mountain. When the animals above saw this, they were afraid that the whole world would be mountains and called him back. The Cherokee country remains full of mountains even today.

Sun symbol
Sun symbol

Creation of Light

When the earth was dry, the animals came down. It was still dark, so they got the sun and set it in a track to go across the island east to west every day. It was too hot this way and the Red Crawfish had his shell scorched to a bright red and it spoiled the meat. The Cherokee do not eat it.

The conjurers raised the sun again and again seven times until it was right and left it there. Every day the sun goes along this arch and returns at night to the starting place.

The Underground World

There is another world under this arch, much like ours in everything...plants, animals and people, except the seasons are different. The streams that come down from the mountains are the trails used to read this underworld. The springs at their heads are the doorways in which it is entered. In order to do this, one must fast, go to the water and have one of the underground people guide them through. We know that the seasons in the underworld are different because the water in the springs is always warmer in the winter and colder in the summer than the outer air.


Seven Nights Watch

When the plants and animals were first made ( we do not know by whom) they were told to watch and keep awake for seven nights. In the same sense, young men now fast and keep awake when they pray to their medicine. They tried to do this and nearly all were awake the first night but the second night several drifted off to sleep. The third night more slept and then more until by the seventh night, of all the animals, only the owl, the panther and one or two more were still awake. These animals that remained awake were given the power to see in the dark and to make prey of the birds and animals which must sleep at night.

Of the trees, only the cedar, pine, holly, spruce and the laurel were awake to the end. For their endurance, they were given the power to be always green and to be the greatest for medicine. To the others it was said, "Because you have not endured to the end you shall lose your hair in the winter".

Adoption of the Human Race
Adoption of the Human Race

The primary figure in most Guaraní creation legends is Tupa, the supreme god of all creation. With the help of the moon goddess Arasy, Tupa descended upon the Earth in a location specified as a hill in the region of Aregúa, Paraguay, and from that location created all that is found upon the face of the earth, including the ocean, forests, and the animals. It is also said that the stars were placed in the sky at this point.

Tupã then created humanity (according to most Guaraní myths, the Guaraní were naturally the first race of people to be made, with every other civilization being born from it) in an elaborate ceremony, forming clay statues of man and woman with a mixture of various elements from nature. After breathing life into the human forms, he left them with the spirits of good and evil and departed.

Pretty sweet, eh?

And Ye'Kwana. This one was very interesting to me. I'm gonna wing it, because it is so long, I might get a few wrong...But...Dad barely remembered it. So...Here goes.

I think... With a funny, modern twist. ;)

Wanaadi, the Ye'Kwana god was lonely, so he made a woman. He fell in love with her, but she kept running away. He chased her and she still got away. He tried making more women, but loved none of them as much and they ran away too. He was sad, and decided to turn into a sloth and look for her. ( Why a sloth, I don't know.) He was shot by a hunter who took him to an old lady's house... She knew who he was.
"You are Wanaadi. I know you. You created me."
"Yes." Said the sloth. "What's crackalackin'?"
"I left you and fell in love with a man but he beats me and is not good to me."
So the sloth took the old lady back to the jungle and tried and tried to turn her back to the beautiful woman that she had once been but he couldn't. So...He...burned her. And hung her up in a tree in a caccoon thingamajiggy.
He left her there for a few days and then called all of the animals of the jungle. They came in a hurry.
"Cut her down!" He demanded.
The monkey went up and couldn't stop laughing, so he was cursed.
Same with a great bunch of all the others...( I dunno... If I saw a rotting corpse I probably wouldn't laugh. I'd be shakin' in my tubesocks.)
The one animal that could, was the lizard. He went up, ( held is giggles in, I guess...0.o) and bit the rope so that she fell.
He was blessed with a tail that shoots. ( Oh, joy of joys!)

The creation story is very short.

Wanaadi made a mountain that looked like a tree. And ...somehow...we don't remember...People were...created from that tree. As the times wore on, the people cut down the top of the tree and that cut off communication with Wanaadi.

I hope you enjoyed this. I sure did.
I think it's safe to say that they support Creationism.



I have started school.
Which means I will have more stuff to blog about. WOO!
But also means I won't spend quite as much time on the computer.
* boo *
I know, I know...

The books are huge. I'm annoyed at them. But the Science guy is funny! And none of them are uberly boring.
I now realize why Mom chose A.C.E for furlough...Imagine carrying those bricks around everywhere?
ME:"Mom, where's the A.C.E stuff?"
MOM:"I used those for furlough."
MOM:"Cause the big ones are hard to pack and carry around. We wouldn't have been able to carry them around everywhere we went."
ME:* mutters * "Ah, yes. What a shame, what a tragedy..."
MOM:* giggles * "Get in there and get started!"

No, now I really am overjoyed that I have school. I can't believe I said that... But during break I've been terribly bored. Now it's back and I'm determined.

And now I'd best return to my stuffs. :)


- Available: Uh...What?
- Age: 14.
- Annoyance: People who run up and poke you.
- Animal: Aardvark.

- Beer: Ew.
- Birthday: August 30th.
- Body Part on opposite: .Umm...An--kle?
- Best feeling in the world: Happiness. ( XD )
- Blind or Deaf: Neither.
- Best weather: Hard rain.
- Been in Love: .../:o.
- Been on stage: Yes. Every Sunday. I am in the choir.
- Believe in Magic: Only God's magic. :) The bunnies in the hat are kept in a secret compartment and shoved in there until the dude pulls him out. Or, when they don't move the hat off the table, there's a compartment under the table. The reason they has bunnies is cause bunnies make no noise. I mean...If I was locked in a stuffy little thing I'd sure make some noise! Poor bunnies can't...Save the bunnies! Don't hire magicians!
- Believe in Santa: Daddy has told me that unless I do, I get no presents.

* standing ovation * I BELIEVE!!!!
- Candy: Gummy worms!
- Color: Turquoise! The color of a square on my bedspread and of my new bracelet and of a fish in the pet store and of my friend's teddy bear's eyes!!
- Chocolate/Vanilla: White chocolate...Vanilla-y chocolate.
- Cake or pie: Cheesecake is better than pie. Or cake. But that's not one of the options..Vanilla cake with chocolate frosting.
- Country to visit: France.
- Cheese: Cheddar cheese. On toast. Cheese toast. Dipped in grape jelly. Cheddar cheese toast dipped in grape jelly. SMUCKER's grape jelly. Cheddar cheese toast dipped in SMUCKER's grape jelly.

- Day or Night: I'm weird. I'm a night owl and an early bird. :)

- Eyes: They change colors. o.0 O.o 0.O

- First Thoughts Waking Up: What time is it? What day is it? I need to make my bed. Ugh... Look at my desk...I need cereal. Anna, come cuddle! WOW, it's cold!
- Food: Yes, I-I-I like food. It's rather, uh...Nourishing.

- Greatest Fear: ..... I hate those freaky people that walk on sticks and dress up like Abe Lincoln or...The african ones at Busch Gardens are scary, too. They FREAK me OUT.

- Goals: Win the soccer game on Saturday.
- Gum: Chiclet.
- Get along with your parents?: I love my 'rents! :) XD XD

- Hair Color: Blonde.
- Height: 4'11...Since I was 11...

- Holiday: Valentine's Da-a-a-o!
- How do you want to die? =O...Uhm...I haven't thought that far ahead yet...\:o.

- Ice Cream: Love it.
- Instrument: Piany. :)

- Jewelry: Subtle? PNA! HAHA! Too much is never enough!!!!!!
- Job: Professional Procrastinator.

- Kids: I like them. They make me laugh and they are cute.
- Kickboxing or Karate: Neither, but if I had t' pick...Karate.
- Keep a journal?: Uh-uh. Diary. (s)

- Love: The opposite of hate.
- Letter: Z! Awesomest letter in the history of awesome letters!
- Laughed so hard you cried: Yes. I'm watching a funny Monk video. XD

- Milk flavor: ??MILK FLAVOR. The flavor of MILK.
- Movies: uh uh uh uh FINDING NEMO!
- Motion sickness?: yeah...HUH-uh! Never!
- McD’s or BK?: Both. :)

- Number: 14.

- One wish: McCja and McCbr, GET HERE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Perfect Pizza: Pepperoni, sausage, white cheese and lotsa sauce! With mushrooms.
- Pepsi/Coke: Pepsi.

- Quail: Pretty birdies!

- Reason to cry: Lots of them.
- Reality T.V.: None.
- Radio Station: I live in P A R A G U A Y. I don't like ANY radio stations here.
- Roll your tongue in a circle: * rolls tongue in a circle *, * bows *
- Ring size: I have NO idea.

- Song: Beauty and the Beast...Best song in the history of great songs.
- Shoe size: hehe. 7 -7 1/2
- Salad dressing: Ranch.
- Sushi: Ew. No. NE-VER.
- Slept outside: Yeah...I lived in the JUN-GLE!
- Smoked?: Never. EVER smoked.
- Sing well?: ...I like to sing...
- Strawberries/Blueberries: Both are good in cheesecake, jellies and jams, pies and muffins, but I can't stand them alone.

- Tattoos?: UCKY!
- Time for bed: 10:30 or 11.
- Thunderstorms: WOO!:) :) :) :)

- Unpredictable: hmm....predictable people are unpredictable...but you can always predict that unpredictable people will do something unpredictable... * copies Kateh's ansa *

- Vacation spot: My bed. With QUIET. And a good book.

- Weakness: Less fortunates.
- Which one of your friends acts the most like you: Katie. Definitely.
- Who makes you laugh the most: ...My friends.
- Wanted to be a model: NO.
- Where do we go when we die?: Have you asked Jesus to be your Saviour? Do that and then we'll talk. If you haven't already...Of course.
- Worst Weather?: HOT HOT HOT slimy weather.

- X-Rays: Never been to the emergency room. :)
- Ex's: ?? Huh??

- Year it is now: 2009...And sunny. XD
- Yellow: snow! XD

- Zoo animal: Uh...That weird zebra thing with a long purple tongue and the head of a giraffe...I forget what it's called.

1. Talked to in person? : Dad.
2. You went to the mall with?: Dad.
3. You went to dinner with?: My famlya.
4. You talked to on the phone?: I THINK Dad.
5. Made you laugh?: Verje.
6. Hugged you?: Dad.
7. Said they loved you?: Phika.
8. Held your hand?: ...Uhm...Turma...At church, when you say goodbye everyone shakes hands.
9. You cried over?: ...
10. Watched a movie with: McCel.
So, friends in Blogoworld, GO FORTH AND DO THIS MEME!

Something I Find Funny...

For the few, the proud, the HOMESCHOOLED.

You know when you look at the back of your big, fat books and see the recommendations? And the sappy stories on how they helped the struggling pupils?

I find them hilarious.

"This book truly opened my daughter's eyes!"--Gail Brood, Ohio.
( Uh-huh...She couldn't open them before?)

"This was a true bonding tool between me and my son. And it really has helped him."--Jill Black, South Carolina.
( Try playing video games with him. :)

"We have tried at least 3 different books, at least 3 different times, and this is the only one that worked!"--Marla Hew, Florida.
( Have you tried 3 different 'looks'?)

If they let the KIDS recommend the books. :)

I hate history even more now.--Kayla Ridge, Kansas.

I used this to put me to sleep, it was so boring! Forget about soft songs... This worked like a charm.--Matt Peterson, Maine.

This is awful! It takes sooo long!--Katie Henry, Tennessee.

My eyes have been opened, and I have now closed them. I hate it.--Gina Tuck, Oregon.

I hope I put a smile on your face! :)

My rant is through.

I Need To Rant...


I have no idea what on Earth it is. Everyone on Facebook is sending me Flairs and invites to join a club with the display picture of this creepy vampire dude and I'm sick of it! And somewhat scared. People have changed their profile names to like, I ♥ Edward or whatever his name is. I don't pay attention.
Everyone is saying,
"Oh, he's so gorgeous! The movies are fantastic!" Yada...yada, yada... I would rather not join that group, thanks. It's gonna give me nightmares!
Everyone is emailing me and saying I'm judgmental. I don't care. Twilight is creepy. At least to me.
I have been receiving numerous bumper stickers that say that I like it. WHO is this person to say that I like a group that gives me the heebie-jeebies? How does this person KNOW I like it?
One bumper sticker said:

McCain ( square ) Obama ( square ) Edward ( checked square ).
WHY would I pick him? I'm beginning to think he's worse than Obama! In the profile picture, he looks like a freaky zombie!


Then again...Maybe not. But...Obama supports abortion and Edward supports...Uhm...Drinking people's blood.
I'm scared.
What has America come to?


My rant is finished. Thank you for your cooperation.



I just entered the iheartfaces contest. Every week, they have a fun contest and a special guest judge photographer!

I've never won, but, of course, I hope to. I entered a pic of the lovely Anna: has my entry.

I hope that even if I DON'T win, I wanna be in the collage. They have the college so that almost every entry is shown! I love that! :)

Well...I gotta go now!
BTW: I've created my own writing code called Syfus. :) It's awesome!

Go Cardinals!

Tonight is the SuperBowl.


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