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Crêpes!

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! I felt like sharing a recipe that I had prepared a couple of days ago for some delicious crêpes. I’ve been dieing to make them ever since I got something to top it with! My creation is shown above in the form of a dessert crêpe: decked out with chocolate syrup, a french vanilla ice cream filling, nutella, and powdered sugar! Of course, crêpes can be prepared in several ways, including a breakfast crêpe (with fruit  whipped cream, or pancake syrup), or a savory crêpe (with cheese, turkey, chicken and/or vegetables). Depending on what kind of mood one is in, a crêpe can be prepared to fit that style! Below is a basic recipe that I used to make the one above. It serves about four people, so make sure there are some hungry guests who would be delighted to try some as well!

Ingredients:
2 Large Eggs
2/3 a cup of milk
1/2 a cup of flour
1 tablespoon of butter
1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
1/4 a teaspoon of salt

1. To start off, melt the butter in a microwave. It ought to take only 30 seconds depending on the type of microwave.
2. Mix together all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl:  the eggs, milks, flour, butter,  sugar and salt. It could take a little while! The lumps should disappear after about a minute or so. Even if there are still some small lumps afterwards, it really shouldn’t affect the taste or texture in the end
3. Place a skillet of medium size on a stove top at medium heat. Apply some form of grease to the surface. It is best to use vegetable oil or a small amount of butter. Sprinkle a small amount of water on the pan to see if it is warm enough. If the water starts to dance (aka sizzle), then you are set!
4. Measure 1/4 a cup of the batter and pour onto the hot skillet. Tilt the pan so that the batter flows to clear the empty areas on the pan. Once the edges of the crêpe start to turn a little brown, it is ready to flip! For the first crêpe, this may take a while, but the time required on the skillet will decrease as the cook makes more. I’ve found that it is best to use a spatula to scrape the edges off the sides of the pan before flipping it so that it does not collapse into pieces. Let the crêpe cook on the opposite side (it shouldn’t take as long to cook).
5. Dress with toppings and eat immediately. These crêpes cool off very quickly!

Have some fun spicing up your crêpe! I had one other thing to say: the Mikeroni page is now going to be merged in with the homepage. All of my past entries will still be located on the page, but the ones for 2010 and later will come out in the form of posts. I’ve found this to be more efficient and visible to viewers, which is why I’ve decided to bring this into effect. Anyway, I hope everyone had a great New Years. I decided to spend mine at my friends house this year, which is a complete change of plan for me. Anyway, I came around six and we had snacks, played video games, and watched a movie. Most importantly, we tuned in to watch the ball drop in Times Square. I barely recognized it since my trip there during last spring break; there were so many people cheering and partying! Anyway, some wise guy decided to light some fireworks at midnight, so we all went outside in the below-freezing weather and started yelling and screaming. A while later, my friend showed me how to use my iPod, since I had just gotten one a couple of days ago (I know, I don’t really keep with the times *heh*). iTunes still bothers me greatly! I still am confused how to navigate its many tabs, pages, and clickables. I do hope I will eventually get used to it. In the mean time, I’ve been relying on my family to set it up for me. So far it hasn’t been great, since one wrong move in syncing it with my computer completely clears away all of the songs I had put on it. I slept over at my friends house that night, it was just so late to get a ride. Luckily there was a guest bedroom: it was sweltering hot during the night, but I managed. My friend told me that I finally fell asleep around 2:25am -exhausted. I don’t know how, but he managed to fall to sleep in a rocking chair! How uncomfortable! We woke up around eight o’clock. I’m not sure why, but waking up during a sleepover is always an awkward moment, since the early bird has to check over on their friend to see if he/she is up yet. Plus, it is nearly impossible to tell whether someone is fake sleeping, resting, actually sleeping, fake resting, or just lying in bed. The signals are so screwed up, that early bird just has to wait for that other guy to make a move. My panic about “what to ask/what to say” finally ended around ten: we decided to actually get up. I enjoyed a nice bowl of cereal and freshened up for the day.

Can you believe the school week is coming back in two days? It is rather frightening to think about, since I’ve been away from academic thoughts for so long. I hope I didn’t knock out any brain cells! It’s going to take a little while to readjust, but I believe in myself.

Moment We’ve Waited For

Hello everyone! This is Clonez, administrator of skydays147.com. I just want to start off by saying that this is my 147th post on this website! It is just such an honor on my part and my website 🙂

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Ever since the first sighting of the puffles back in 2005, Club Penguin has always meant to put in a Puffle Party in order to celebrate them. Unfortunately, that idea was probably kept in the back of their database for quite some time now, and it isn’t until 2009: less than four years later, that they finally got the idea to make one. People have been commenting in the past a frequent number of times on the Club Penguin blog to tell them that they should make one. I had even made a prediction about this one happening in a post I made less than 2 years ago.
ball-pit_2I thought that it was a little strange and out of the ordinary to have one in February 2009, because there hasn’t been much of an event to celebrate. For example,there is not a new color out to follow the release of the yellow one and everyone was expecting some kind of release of a new special item. Anyway, I just thought that this party is so much more unique than the past few, even if some people thought it was pretty small. The feature highlighted at the left is the ball pit, it is located in the forest.  This is probably one of my favorite rooms, it is a great hiding place. All of the little plastic balls in the tub are colored to be just like all of the different colors of the puffles. It is like swimming in a  giant pool of them. I am not sure why they added the white plastic balls in the tub. You know, recently Club Penguin has given a lot of hints about the white puffles. It seems like it could be a possibility that they might actually come out before the orange ones that I had predicted. I heard recently that there have been spottings of the white puffle in the Dojo. There is one that comes out every 30 minutes in the bushes. I guess Club Penguin is trying to make it similar to how the yellow puffle only came out of the bushes at a certain time like during the Halloween party. Only time can tell us what the future holds. For now we will have to wait for that answer.

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If you find yourself waddling over towards the underground area, I definitely suggest that you check out the room where the pool used to be. It has been transformed into a giant skating rink and the black puffles dominate the room. Even though this is the only puffle that does not have an expression on it’s face, Club Penguin really spent a long time putting expression into this room. fireThey have never dared to put in such an urban style into any of the parties in the past. I definitely think this is the best room at the party to see. It is very modern and there is a graffiti effect on the wall (except Club Penguin uses chalk instead because spray paint is a bad influence on younger children). If you look closely, you may find a surprise button on the wall to press that will light up all four black puffles in the corners of the room to turn into a spectacular festival of fire. The picture at the right is located on the floor of the room; I just thought it looked amazing with the black puffles eyes blazing with fire. This room finally brought out the expression in this puffle that has been hidden for years and that mysterious attitude of this puffle is revealed on the walls and floor.

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At this party, probably everyone has at least one puffle that they can relate to. This puffle likes similar things, has a similar attitude. The puffle that I feel relates to me the most is yellow puffle, which is why I thought that the lighthouse was pretty well decorated. paintingThe lighthouse features the yellow puffle through a variety of different arts, like acting (along with directing), painting, and sculpting. It was fun to watch the puffle act on stage, make sculptures of penguins, and most importantly, paint individual pictures of each penguin. The only problem with the painting is that it doesn’t have any of the clothing on you, which is understandable because it is just like the sledding game: they cant bring in every single piece of clothing because of the number of different clothing combination’s. Anyway, I thought that the picture was pretty cute even without the clothing, because real penguins don’t even wear clothing. The puffle was pretty happy with his creation. I took a picture of his/ her masterpiece, which is located at the left.

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As told in the fortune cookie that Sensei left in this weeks newspaper, it says “Keep and eye out for pirates”. Just in time for Rockhopper’s visit; the cove is updated to feature Rockhopper and his red puffle, Yarr.ship_5 The room is set up so that it is pirate oriented with a pirate ship replacing the surf hut. Although I was unsure why Club Penguin named it the “HMS Puffle”, connora had stated to me that “HMS” is added on to the beginning of ship names. According in Wikipedia, it is a ship prefix used for ships of the navy and it means “Her Majesty’s Ship”. I was still unsure why that was added on because a pirate ship isn’t part of any navy. Anyway, I still think that the room is decorated nicely. There is a free item located in the back; even though it is a repeat, it did kind of fit the theme of being pirate and puffle related. Although I do wish that Club Penguin would be more creative with their free items. A lot of people were hoping for an item for a puffle to wear like a hat on its head.

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Final Rating: Although there are not that many rooms decorated, the ones that were added on to were very creative and unique. Like I said, this party is the one that we have all been waiting for. You may feel that the free items were not that good, but like I always say, try and look past the surface of those free items and enjoy the party for what it is. I still do feel that a lot of the most important rooms on the island were not decorated and that is why the rating was lowered.

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