Monday, June 30, 2008

Grandma Madsen: Homeless

This is a picture of my poor, homeless Grandmother giving water to my cousin Ben while he was running. As you can see, she is very poor, and has only a blanket for a skirt. Those expensive running shoes she has on were stolen from someone on the street. So was the jacket. But, even being a thief, she volenteered to give Ben water.
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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Alien Attack!!!

This post is about my evil alien cousin, Lauren. She is an alien in disguise, and I have put this post up to prove it. As you can see, she has learned to use her evil hovering powers to attack us. Here is a picture of her, preparing to take over us with her evil assistant, Sophie.

This is a picture of Lauren's evil assistant. As you can see, she is very evil and cunning.

You'd never think that you'd see a picture of me being captured by aliens. Well, here it is. I am screaming, and my knees are in an odd jumping position. I have no idea how that happened. I was lucky to have escaped the aliens and be here alive. I used my super running powers to run away.

Maelynn, on the other hand, was not so lucky. She was also captured by the aliens, and didn't escape. Goes to show you what super running powers can do. May she RIP.

Now, be on the lookout for aliens. For they might be all around you in everyday life. Like my cousin, Lauren the alien.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Goldilocks and the 1 Dad

Here is some background on this subject: We were over at my grandparent's house for the night, and it was pretty late since we had been allowed to watch Mr. Holland's Opus.

Once upon a time, I was in the Bunk Room. The fan was on, but it was too hot with the blankets on. So I took them off. Then it was too cold without the blankets (, and the sheet didn't warm you up enough). So I finally decided to go into my parents' room into their bed. So I did, and it was nice and cool in there.

Then my dad came in and threw me off the bed, first my arms then my legs. And I never returned again.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wasatch Back Relay Relay

Okay. I will tell everyone beforehand that this post will make me look really good, so now you have been warned.

My Madsen family just did a long relay race this weekend (6/20-6/21). We got to stay in a car for 36 hours when not running, but we still had a lot of fun (,at least in van 1). We all did 3 legs. my legs added up to 13.3 miles.

At the starting line, my grandma was ready to go, but it wasn't time, so the starter did a little advertisement, and raced my cousin Ben, let him win, and gave him the trophy of a Myo Med pain relief lotion (that smells really bad). The starter basically walked, just to tell you.

Grandma had a good start, and we had fun squirting runners for the first couple of hours, during quite a few people's runs. (Then we decided that we were too tired to squirt anyone but our runners.) My cousin Ben (,who is my age) and I ran our first legs pretty well, although I thought that my first leg was my worst. Thankfully, the sky was overcast, and it wasn't nearly as hot as it was last year. (I didn't run it last year, though.) We got to go to our hotel after our van's run ahead of time. (GO US!) We swam, showered, and then headed back out for our night runs.

I ran at about 9 in complete dark, and our van finished at about 2. Then we got spaghetti dinner at 2:30 in the morning, and headed back to our hotel for a refreshing 1.5 hour sleep. Then we headed back for our last run at about 5.

My run was uphill, but I still kept up 10:30 minute miles. Ben ran with sweats on, and it looked like he kept pulling his pants up, though he informed us that his pants were just uneven, and he was trying to straighten them. *hehe*

Although it was fun, we were really glad when we got to the finish line. AND GOT FREE POPSICLES! :-) Our team averaged about 9 minute miles, I think. Dad will correct me if I'm wrong.

All in all, it was a very fun race, but I don't really feel like running it again until next summer. Right now, I'm working on catching up on the 8 hours of missing sleep. (I only got 2.)

If anyone else feels like running 15 miles, wearing a sweaty wristband, getting next to no sleep, and driving in a car for 30+ hours, comment, and we might find a place for you on our team next year.

Sorry that there are no pictures on this blog. I think my dad will put some on his.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Professional Cup-stackers?

This may be a surprise to you, but cup-stacking is a sport. A real competitive sport that quite a few people are engaged in. Anyway, Rachel and Gracie learned how to cup stack (with a bunch of paper cups), even though they are really little. It is so cute to see Gracie carefully putting one cup on top of the other. I can't wait until these guys are older and they can learn the tricks to cup-stacking. I don't know if they'd really like it since they wouldn't be allowed to knock them down into a mess, though. Here are some cute pictures of them and their cups:

Monday, June 2, 2008


Okay. I have a cousin named Joshua Sabey. He is in the nation's best track team and can run a 400 meters (once around a track) in 47 seconds! (I can run one in about 1:30.) But I know him from a very different perspective. Here are some photos to show you:

Aww... Josh.

Some Questions

  • Why isn't Puerto Rico a state when Hawaii is?
  • What is the most important thing that everything is based on in this world?
  • Why do we say "a lie" and "the truth"?
  • What is truth?
  • Why do we park in a drvieway and drive in a parkway?
  • How do we know atoms exist if we have never seen them before?
  • Why do people use cigarettes when it says on the cover something along the lines of "these might kill you"
  • Why do people only use DVDs instead of VHS when DVDs get scratched?
  • What is the difference between a blue ray and a regular DVD?