You know we like you to read our blog, but we also want to encourage you to exercise and play outside!  But what if you don't know what to do?  What if you are....BORED?  (dun dun dun)
I have a suggestion for you.  There are lots of fun activities to do EVERY season...even winter!! 
Some activities for every season are listed below:
Winter
Skiing.  Maddison and I both LOVE to ski!
Making snow angels.  It's fun, it's vigorating, and it shows off your creativity!!
Making a snowman.  This also shows off creativity and it makes you stronger!!!

Spring
Jump roping!  Some people think it's just for little girls, but it is fun and GOOD EXERCISE!!!
Roller blading.  There are lots of places to go roller blading, and you can improve your speed in everything you're good at!
Bike Riding!  It is awesome, and you can be odd while doing it.

Summer!!!
Swimming...builds muscles, is FUN, and refreshes you on a hot day.
ANYTHING IN SPRING!!! 
Squirt gun fighting!  Like swimming, refreshes you on a hot day, and you exercise your strategic thinking. 

Fall
ALMOST anything in spring, as long as it's warm.
Walking a dog.  Even if you don't happen to own one, you can always go to your local humane society and help them out!
LEAF CATCHING!!!!!  Okay, even I admit it sounds weird.  But seriously!  You can run fast and it improves focus!  If you can focus on a leaf, you can focus on anything!  Good exercise and is very fun!  In fact, I was just leaf-catching myself!  Me and my friends caught FORTY-ONE leaves!  We are odd, all right!  YOU CAN BE, TOO!!!

--Ashley B.
 
 
Dear Odd Topics Readers,

Wow! I am excited.
Do you know why?
Its because Odd TOpics is having its FIRST EVER
BLOG WRITING COMPETITION!!!
So for all you authors in waiting, its time to get writing!!!
Here are some rules for the competition:

1. You have to be between the ages of 0-200 Years old
2. Your blog entry has to be apropriate for all ages
3. Your blog entry has to be between 100-300 words long
4. Your blog entry can be on any apropriate subject
5. Your blog entry has to be your OWN WORK
6. No blog entries will be excepted past September 30th, 2009

Well that is simple! Now there is a lot of good authors out there, so here are a few tips on things that might impress us.


1. Make it about something that happened to you that was out of the ordinary
2. Make it about someone in your family that you think is odd
3. Make it about ANYTHING CREATIVE!!!

We're looking for new and original ideas.
And if we pick you....

Your blog entry will be featured on this site and you will be named
AMERICA'S NEXT TOP BLOGGER!

Sumbit now! Contest starts today!!!
Send it as an email (our emails are on the front page) or as a comment. Be sure to include your name, state, and email. Thanks!

Maddison & Ashley
 
 

Hey, it's Ashley again!  Madison was supposed to do a post last week, but it's been a while, and she hasn't done it yet, so I decided I'd better do it.  

So, what are Disgraceful Cups?  First, what is a cup?  A cup is a thing that you drink out of.  Anyway.  Back to the original question.  


A 'Disgraceful cup' is a styrofoam cup that has weird stuff written all over it in pen.  A styrofoam cup like that is a disgrace to its kind!  Here's a link to a picture of many disgraceful cups:
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/‌explorations/deepeast01/logs/sep14/media/cups_545.jpg




Enter the link into your address bar.  Aren't those cups disgraceful?  (the words aren't very disgraceful, but they make the cups disgraceful!!

Some examples of what might be written on disgraceful cups are: 

Disgracefulcupsandnonworkingpensofmadisonandashley.com Visit our site!*

or, 

We Rule!!  Disgraceful cups are awesome!


You can put some more things you may see on Disgraceful cups in the comments section, if you like.  Please, no inappropriate language.  





This is another one of our very odd writing topics!!




--Ashley B.


 

*We don't really have a site.  Don't type it in.