Clairifornia: The Happy Land of Claire

Archive for December 2009

Wowzers!! I now officially have 100 comments!! But the problem is, I’ve had this blog for almost a year and Chloe ( has had her blog for about a month and has over 400!! Now, now… I’m perfectly happy with my wonderful and faithful commenters (I don’t think that is a word) . I just thought it wise to produce such useful information. Hence, I pledge to post more often, and therefore receive more comments.


Check out these awesome facts!!!!
1. Cats have 32 muscles in each ear.
2. Crocodiles can’t stick their tongues out.
3. All polar bears are left handed.
4. A snail can sleep for 3 years.
5. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than it’s brain.
6. Butterflies taste with their feet.
7. If you cut off a cockroach’s head it can survive for weeks without starving to death.
8. Slugs have 4 noses.
9.Giraffes can clean their ears with their tongues.

Holy cow!! It’s Christmastime already!!!! I’m not ready yet!! Of course I’m excited!! Who wouldn’t be!!?? Merry Christmas and a happy new year (for heaven’s sake!!!) !!!!!

Isn’t it cool that you can tell the temperature by listening to the insects?!?!?!! But it’s possible! My grandma says, ” There are so many things to know in this world.” Well, this is how to do it:
Cricket chirps:
1. Count the number of chirps in 15 seconds (Fun fact: they chirp by rubbing their wings together!)
2. Add 37. Your final number is the temperature!
Katydid chirps:
1.Count the number of chirps in a minute.
2. Subtract 19.
3.Divide by 3.
4. Add 60. Your final number is the temperature!

My birthday was about a week ago, and one of my friends gave me a “chanchito”. Chanchitos are little three legged pigs. Supposedly, they are a token of goodwill and love when given to a friend. So, now I have a little clay chanchito from Chile. It is awesome!!!!! I named it snort.


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  • Adele: it has been 3 monthes, one week and four days since you posted. Please post claire! Adele
  • deleo: ok fine. 1 month. but that's still a long time.
  • deleo: i agree with Helen. this is the most boring post i've ever read. can't you post something? i mean, helen hasn't posted in a month, and you havn't po