Saturday, January 23, 2010


Well it is finally the weekend. I must admit, I have nothing really important to write about right now. I am reading frequently, but nothing particularly fascinating. So, I will just sit here and write whatever pops into my head.
It is a journal after all.

I have decided to write about the Crusades, because I find that period in history interesting in so many ways and I would love to share with you.

When the Turks invaded and conquered the Holy Land, it became almost impossible for Christian Pilgrims to reach their places of worship there. Before the Turks came, the Holy Land was inhabited by Arabs, who weren't converted to The Muslim religion yet and were more tolerant of Christians. The Muslim Turks, on the other hand were not at all tolerant, because they had been taught by Muhammad that all infidels should be killed.

So, Pope Urban II resolved to do something about this. He called for a Crusade to recapture Jerusalem and the Holy Land. He said that all those who fought would be granted free remission of sins and forgiven of all debts to the Church. Pretty Sweet right? Well, thats what the Crusaders thought. Because they didn't know the great news of Christ: That they don't have to do anything to get remission of sin. All they had to do was ask for Gods forgiveness. Because Christ came and took our punishment by dying on the Cross.
However, Urban Failed to mention this, and the people were deceived.

The First Crusades goal was to recapture Jerusalem. It lasted from 1096 to 1099.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

{Something kinda fun}

Did I mention that I make jewelry? Well I do. And I will show you some now. I sell sometimes, at local craft shows, and I love combining my jewelry hobby with my photography hobby like I've done here:

This necklace is one of my favorites. Just copper wire and gold beads and red beads.

This pair was a little tricky.. But I liked the out come. Copper is in lately and I love gold. Plus: everyone likes the backed hooks, right?
Tell me what you think!

{Sincerely Me}.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Oy. Its been a long day. I'll spare all you lovely people the gruesome details though.
I did get around to reading the Encyclopedia though! I read about Aardvarks.

Incidentally, they are quite famous for being the first thing in most dictionaries and encyclopedias. They are a funny looking animal, with a long snout which is used to collect ants and termites. They are also known as ant-eaters. There is a TV show called Arthur, which is about 'the friendliest Aardvark you'll ever get a chance to meet!'. However, in actuality, they look absolutely nothing like the one in the movie.

They look like This:

They are native to Africa and though they look somewhat like pigs to the untrained eye, they are not at all related to pigs.
And the word Aardvark means Earth Hog in Afrikaans.

Well. Now you know.

Come back again!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Windex. (And other intriguing things..)

It's interesting to look at everyday, household objects, and think (really think) about them. Where did they come from? Who looked at that particular thing and decided to eat it. For instance: Who first looked at an onion, chopped it up and said, "Gee! This thing tastes horrible! I think I'll put it in my sandwich!".
I was wondering these things about Windex. So, I looked it up.
Now, I have to admit that this has nothing to do with my encyclopedia goal. I am not in W yet.
But I thought I'd share what I learned with you..

Windex has been manufactured since 1933, when Erich Drafahl invented it. It contains Detergents, Ammonia, and fragrances to mask the odor of the ammonia. It remains the most popular glass and household cleaner on the market. Because of its flammability and high solvency it used to be sold in metal cans. It has been modified somewhat since then.

So. Now you know all about windex and you can go off and impress your friends. I will have some A stuff ASAP.

Thats all Folks!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The First Post.

Alrighty. Here we are.

Before we start here are a few things you should know about Advice From a Caterpillar:

1. I have never blogged before, so bear with me.

2. Alice in Wonderland is the best book ever.

3. I am an American. And I do not support Obama.

4. Coke will always be better than Pepsi, and Macs will always be better than PC's. (this is not meant to offend anyone. Just my personal opinion.)

5. Chocolate cures whatever ails you, but chocolate milk gives you super powers.

6. Calvin And Hobbes, is and always will be, the funniest comic ever. Runner up is Get Fuzzy.

7. I promise to write as constructively, entertainingly, and interestingly as possible.

So. Here we go. I am reading the encyclopedias, starting now. I will check in with you every so often with status reports and interesting tidbits of information.
Thankyou all for reading. Please leave comments and let me know what you think.