Hello future readers!
It's been raining like crazy here in Springfield. I know rain is good for plants and flowers and animals, but I really don't like it when it rains. I like playing outside on the playground at school, And after school, I like zipping around the neighborhood on my bike, or playing tag outside with my friends. And on Saturday, after the cartoons are over, I'm usually all over the place until I have to come home for dinner. Playing inside is OK, but it's the pits when you know you can't play outside. This past Saturday, my mom got tired of hearing me whine about it raining AGAIN. She told me if I didn't stop, she;d find chores for me to do! YIKES! It's a good thing Kim called me and invited me over.
When I got to Kim's house, her mom told me she was playing up in her room.
Kim has a cute bedroom. It's smaller than mine, but I like it. I like her superhero bedspread, her pink wallpaper, and her little couch. I sat down and I told her I was glad she called me because the rain was driving me out of my mind. Kim told me that her mom said she should call me because she was whining and complaining that she couldn't go outside, just like I was! We had a good laugh over that one.
I looked over in the corner and noticed she had a new guitar. I didn't know Kim could play the guitar! I asked her if I could check it out and she said yes.
Kim said she asked her dad to get her a guitar, because she found out that Kerry was going to start giving lessons on Tuesdays after school at the Community Center. Far out! Kerry is a super guitar player, and I knew she'd be a good teacher, too.
Kim took back the guitar and started to strum it. She told me that her Aunt Cathy back east showed her once how to play the "C' chord. It sounded pretty, but that was the only one she knew.
I told her if she practiced and got really good, that she should take her guitar to camp this summer and she and Kerry could play their guitars around the campfire. Kim thought it would be a long time before she was as good as Kerry. I asked Kim if I could put on some music. She said sure. I don't know why, but whenever I go to someone's house, I always wanna turn on their record player or radio. Maybe it's because whenever I hang out in my room, I'm always playing music.
I pulled out one of Kim's favorite albums by Foster Sylvers. I think she likes him as much as I like David Cassidy. She's even got a poster of him over her record player. He sings with his family "The Sylvers" but he also had his own record album. I think he sorta sounds like Michael Jackson, but Kim doesn't agree with me.
I put on her favorite song, "Misdemeanor", and we made her dolls dance to it.
When the song was over, Kim felt like playing a game. She looked under her bed where she keeps them.
She pulled out her Perfection game. I like this game but it also makes me jump! You set a timer and have to put all the shapes in their spaces before it runs out. When the timer stops, the tray pops up and the pieces go flying! Kim's pretty good at it. After I put all the shapes in, I like to turn it off, but Kim likes to watch it pop!
Kim's mom brought us up a snack.,,Oreo cookies and 2 cans of Hi-C! (that's a fruit punch) Yum!
Kim got cherry and I got my favorite, peach! We rapped and told goofy jokes while we ate. Kim loves to do voices, she's so funny! I wish I could do that. It's groovy to have a friend that can make you laugh so hard you forget how hard or how long it's been raining, (and Hi-C shoots outta your nose! Ha-ha!) Maybe in the future you have weather machines like they do in the spy movies. Maybe your scientists can make it rain whenever they want to. I just hope that when they do, you have a dynamite friend to share your rainy days with.
Until next time, future readers,