Archive for May, 2008

Sparkle Girl’s Diary VIII

Dear Diary,

Sometimes I have to do research on different states for school. Last week, I did New Mexico. I asked Kim why Mexico is called Mexico and New Mexico is called New Mexico. He said that he didn’t know.

Sometimes he knows things, and sometimes he doesn’t.

Sometimes, he answers my question, and I find out later that he just made up the answer. I asked him why he does that. He says he always tells the truth about things that matter.

Today, I did research on Hawaii. I had to pick out eight Hawaiian things and draw pictures of them.

The state tree seemed like it would be a good thing to draw. I bet Kim a quarter that the state tree of Hawaii is the palm tree. It’s a good thing that he didn’t bet me a quarter because it isn’t. It is the candlenut tree, which, in case you didn’t know, is the only state tree that is not native to the state it is the state tree of.

The state mineral seemed like it would be a good thing to draw, too, but it wasn’t. The state mineral of Hawaii is the black coral, which is really hard to draw. So we looked up some other things.

The state fish was good to draw but it was hard to write down the name. It’s name is Humuhumunukunukuapua’a. If Kim had told me that was its name, I would have thought he was making it up. But that’s what it said in the computer.

I found a picture of a Hawaiian shirt with palm trees on it so I got to draw palm trees after all.

Signed, Sparkle Girl