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Old 08-01-2009, 09:05 PM
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Talking BI August Contest - Part 1 - Creative Writing ends 8/8

BI August Contest - Part 1

Creative Writing

Rules:

Each member may only submit one contest entry.

Post entries ONLY on this thread - no chatting.

Do NOT copy anyone else's entry, do not copy any previous DCT.

Entries should be fairly short, one or two paragraphs.

Images are encouraged, but not required.

If your image is hot-linked, your entry will be disqualified.

If you have more that one BI account, your entry will be disqualified.


Contest ends on August 8th at 11:59 PM ET.



What are you writing about?

You will be writing up what you would post if you got to start the DCT.

What's the DCT? The Daily Chat Thread - located in the Coffee House section of the forum.

You can write about just about any topic, within the rules of the forum. Remember to keep it appropriate for ALL ages, from as young as 6 to as old as 100



What can you win?

The top 7 staff picked entry writers will be awarded one day each week, for 2 months, to post the DCT and get the coveted 1st post

The next 7 staff picked entry writers will be the alternates to post the DCT if it has not been posted or if the winner prefers not to post.

The grand prize - a Sparkly Snow Leopard Code - will be awarded from a drawing of all entrants in the August Contest, parts 1 & 2. So be sure to participate in both parts so you can be entered twice!!

Good luck all - and be sure to check the weekly member-hosted contests too - there are some great ones going on right now


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Old 08-01-2009, 10:07 PM
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Ok here is mine (If there was already a chocolate if i could do another one i would because i didn't see it and Augsut 2nd is actually chocolate day)

Title: Chocolate DCT for August 2nd

Today is officially Chocolate Day! People around the world are celebrating Chocolate with Chocolate Ice Cream,Chocolate Bars,Chocolate Cake, EVERYTHING Chocolate!! Post here how you would celebrate Chocolate but for now enjoy the DCT!

I will add pictures later (I know it's short)
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:14 PM
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If I start a dct.

Well hello everyone! and welcome to the DCT of and we will be talking abou
t pandas! ( i hope you like them!!!) Pandas are very cute animals that eat bamboo! There are Giant pandas, red pandas, and more!!!!!!! And you can chat as much as you want here! a free chatting thread! but no bad language! Also guess what i like pandas too!!!!!!!

Here are some pictures: Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size. here is a word scramble! (I ikel pdanas! aya! od uoy? ) oh yeah! today is panda day!!!!!! we talk about pandas!!!!!! and talk panda language!!!!! rawr!!!! ( i think thats how they talk!Lol)
Thank you ilikepanda for this amazing talk about pandas! (which is me!)

Panda song
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Pandas! Pandas! Pandas!!!!! Yay!!!!!!They are great!!!!! ( not much of a song. lol)

Oh yeah! You can't really get it as a pet though... But you can get it at your local Build a bear workshop! where you can stuff it! dress it! and stuff........ well enjoy the DCT!
Here is the Scrambles answer! Dont Peek until you solve it!
Spoiler: show
I like pandas! do you?


Remember! 1 tag per person! or it wont be fair!!!

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Old 08-01-2009, 10:14 PM
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Here's my entree, good luck to all that enter;
We want more S'mores! DCT for August 10th, 2009.

August 10th marks the day known as National S'mores Day. S'mores have been a favorite campfire treat for years, for both the young and the old. While cooking them over a fire may be the most popular way to make smores, you can actually use a microwave to make them instead! Ahail the mighty microwave!

Now for some fun-facts about S'mores!

-S'mores were first created in 1920, which means they've been around for quite awhile.
-The first person to create S'mores is unknown.
-The word S'more is short for "Some more!"
-American's buy around 90 million pounds of marshmallows a year, people sure must love S'mores.
-Hershey's makes more than 373 million chocolate bars a year, with that amount of chocolate imagine this, you could make hundreds of millions of S'mores!

Did ya enjoy those fun-facts? Want to know more?
Here's the recipe to some S'mores! Remember, before cooking anything ask a parent or guardian to help.

Making S'mores:
Ingredients-
Chocolate Candy Bar
Graham Crackers
Marsmallows

Instructions
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Break off a square of the graham cracker.
Add a piece of the chocolate bar to the graham cracker.
Roast a marsmallow over a fire. If you're not camping just put it with the chocolate.
Put another graham cracker to top off the recipe.
Eat and enjoy!
(If you're using a microwave make sure to heat it up first, and then enjoy.)

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Happy National S'mores Day!! Enjoy the DCT bellow!

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Old 08-01-2009, 10:17 PM
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Fashion Day is a day where you can wear anything you want. Any Style any colors any item.You can wear a Orange hoddie with Light blue Converses. Post What You would wear on Fashion day.Really Colorful things are mostly worn on fashion day!
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Old 08-01-2009, 10:25 PM
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Music Appretiation Day DCT for August 10, 2009!

Music is something everyone listens to. It's part of everyday life. This DCT has information to help us appreciate music more!

Music is the universal language. There are so many diffrent genre's for diffrent parts of the world. There is Rock, Rap, Pop, World, Country, Dance, Raggae, Salsa, RnB, Soul, and so many more! Music is what ties everyone together! Have a great day and chat away!
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A Hawaiian DCT for August 21st

On August 21st, 1959 Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States of America. Since then no other states have been added.

Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. to be completely made up of islands. The capatial of Hawaii is Honolulu, on the island of O'ahu. A recent census estimates the population to be about 1,283,399 people. We generally think of Hawaii as the state with Hula Dancer and amazing waves, Hawaii is home to many volcanoes. In fact, the whole island encompasses almost all of the volcanoes around the area. It is a new state, a fantastic get away, and a beautiful place.

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Old 08-01-2009, 10:59 PM
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National Ice Cream Sandswich Day- August 2nd DCT


In July and August, we find many special days for one kind of ice cream or another. The ice cream sandwich is so popular, and tastes so good, that it earns its own special day....today.
Ice cream sandwiches have been around since the early 1900s. Vanilla, chocolate and a combination of the two, are the most popular. You can make homemade sandwiches. Just put some ice cream between a couple wafers, and.. ...Voila! Don't have wafers? That's okay. Put some ice cream between two of your favorite cookies.

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INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (2sticks butter) softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups real chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
UTENSILS NEEDED:
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 large wooden spoon or paddle
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Wax paper
  • Ice cream scoop
DIRECTIONS:
The children can combine the flour, baking soda and salt, blending until uniform. It is best to emphasize gentle motions because many youngsters have a tendency to let it rip when combining dry ingredients, as Big Chef Hannan found out when Little Chef (Jack, age 4) launched "a few flour clouds."
The guiding adult should preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, preferably on a low surface or on spread newspapers on the floor, 4 to 5 feet across, suggests BC Hannan, have the children beat the softened butter (an hour at room temperature or a moment in the microwave), granulated white and brown sugars, and vanilla extract until fully blended. Amy Mayfield mixes in the Cuisinart, "We go by a system: Addison (7) and Kyle (5) take turns...in order that everyone is happy. Eggs usually go to Addison but that doesn't seem to be a problem for Kyle as his past experiences have not been that great with eggs (messy, messy)."
One at a time--this may be a good place for taking turns--have a child blend in an egg until completely incorporated. The Krabacher children, although only 4 And 6, "can even crack eggs and have gotten to be good mixers." After both eggs have been beaten in, stir in the chocolate morsels, nuts, and/or raisins.
The younger children can mix the ingredients that their older brothers and sisters have measured out. As always, it may be a good idea to place newspaper on the floor and have the mixing done down there, helping to prevent high-level spills and providing a steadier base for little tikes to work on. After the mixing is complete, have the children use a tablespoon to place dollops of dough in rows about two inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Greasing is another task perfectly suited for the smaller hands and easily accomplished with a small wad of paper towel and a pat of butter or slight "pour" of vegetable oil.
The cookies take only 9-11 minutes to bake, the part of the project to be done only by the adult on board. Big Chef Hannan said that " the smell of luscious cookies filled the air." Remove the cookies from the baking pan and allow them to cool, either on a rack or in the time-honored tradition on a split brown paper bag. They must be allowed to cool thoroughly before the next step, so now might be a good time to take a break and have everyone kick in for a mid-project cleanup. Of course, this is a logical end of the first step if you prefer to break this into a two-phase affair.
The Hannans' "had a few cookies before bed and saved the rest for morning", while the Krabachers' simply let "the cookies cool while we ate dinner." The Mayfields did the cookies first and a few days later finished the project.
On to the ice-cream part: For the scooping and stuffing, have a bowl of warm water at hand, rinsing the scoop between each dip of ice cream (believe me, I worked in a Baskin-Robbins after school.) Lady Chef Hannan, from the rival Friendly's chain didn't believe about the warm water until Big Chef prevailed for at least an attempt. She is now a convert! It may be helpful to measure out the first dip and see if your helpers are able to match the size each time. Too large and the sandwich will become a terrific mess ; too little and it cannot be properly called a sandwich. According to her dad, Katie Hannan (not yet 2) "was more interested in breaking some of the cookies, because she realized we were eating the mistakes."
The Mayfields based their assembly on something they'd seen elsewhere. "We had recently been to the ice cream chain "Cold Stones," where they take ice cream and mix in whatever you want (cookies, candy, fruit, etc), so we did that with the ice cream before putting it in the cookie sandwiches. The kids got to scoop the ice cream, throw in the M & M's, and mix/pound away. Then they scooped it between the cookies which needed some assistance doing. They waited about 10-15 minutes, then raided the freezer."
Speed is important here and an assembly line, with you as the overseer pitching in where it slows down and placing the finished product quickly into the freezer, is a good idea. Or as the Krabacher children demonstrated, by "topping them and eating them right then, in about 2 seconds," the sandwiches may not make it to the freezer. Another good idea, for any freezer item, is to have masking tape (remember that stuff?) handy for dating the now nearly invisible item. Tupperware comes in handy, too, for keeping any excess air out and keeping the completed chipwiches fresher longer.
A variation: Crumble nuts or pre-frozen M&M's, and roll the outside of the chipwich, the part with the ice cream showing, in the mixture. This is something small hands are particularly adept with. For crumbling, first wrap whatever you choose in wax paper and then in a paper towel, give the kids a wooden mallet (meat tenderizer), and let them go at it. In no time they will have created the desired crumble.


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Old 08-01-2009, 11:44 PM
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Smile Disney World

I am going to be talking about Disney World.

In Disney World there are diffrent places you can go there is Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Disney Hollywood Studios, and the Magic Kingdom.
Disney World has many diffrent rides like tea cups and space rides it is so much fun. You can get many souveniers and and gift through the entire park. You can also buy an autograph book and get autographs and pictures of all the disney characters. Here are some pictures.
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Here is a picture of each place.
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DCT for Sunday September 9. NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY(USA)
In 1970, Marian McQuade (helped by her husband, Joseph McQuade) began her campaign for a day to honor grandparents. She wanted to have a special day to honor grandparents, for grandparents to show their love for their grandchildren and for children to become aware of the strength, knowledge and guidance they can learn from older people. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed an official Proclamation and the first Grandparents Day was celebrated on September 9, 1979. When Mrs. McQuade passed away in 2008 she had 15 children, 43 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
This is a great day for a special activity. It can be as elaborate as a day at an amusement park, or as simple as cookies and books day, with plenty of lap time. It was not meant as a day for gifts and cards but a day for love and hugs. If you can't be together use your phone or computer and share some time. "I love you" are great words and "I love you, grandma(or grandpa)" are even better:
Tell us what you've done to celebrate Grandparents Day.

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