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Saturday, March 15, 2003
So I was reading a book, THE O'REILLY FACTOR, and you have to remember, this was written years ago. But the goverment spent 4,000,000 (yes, 4 million 6 zeros.) on teaching about how to cut toenails. UGH! My parents are spending their $(tax) on clipping...TOE NAILS! ITS NOT THAT HARD!~Maddy
1:53 PM
I'm a BAD person!
Sorry a haven't written since the 11th. I've been really busy. My school play was this week and I had a Unit test in math...and blah, blah, blah!~Maddy
1:49 PM
My Play
Me and Maddy were in our sixth grade play. It was called the Auzzimagooths and the Chizzlewinks. I was a wall, and Maddy was a Chizzlewink leader. Basically, the story was about two places that fight constantly. The wall ( that's me) separates them. When wall is stolen, every goes ballistic. They call Alozo, who knows all but always ends up talking about something else. In the end, the wall circles around everyone, and the fighting stops.
9:19 AM
Amanda Speaks
I'm anti-war. I think we should'nt attack Saddam. He's evil and if we attack then we'd be evil, too. Two evils don't make a right. Let him attack, we're stronger. We have the power of peace, goodness, and fairness, on our side.
9:19 AM
Tuesday, March 11, 2003
Wait...something's wrong.
My cast is still here. Someone (not my parents) forgot to drive me there, and I missed my chance. So I will get it off today. But I'm missing dress rehearsal for my play~Maddy
9:13 AM
Monday, March 10, 2003
Who Wants TO Be A Miliionaire~Play it @ CA Adventure. I WAS IN THE HOTSEAT!
At California Adventure they have a re-creation of Millionaire. Exept the audience can get in the hotseat too. The stadium holds 650 people. And guess who got in the hotseat. Me. Instead of winning a $1,000,000, you win a cruise and other stuff. I of course didn't win the cruise, but I won 4 pins and a button that says I was in the hotseat. Worth:$36.00. On the 1st question I had to use 2 lifelines, but I knew the answer. I was so nervous! PRESSURE! Anyway I walked anyway on the 4th question, I WANTED THHE PINS!!!!!! But hey some grown-ups were on and 2 left only 1 question ahead and the other guy left with the button.Anyway I wanted to get right back in the hotseat, but I can't go back until April 8. My sister got 10th place once, my mom best score was 6th place and my dad got 2nd. But they all got that in game where only like 300 were playing. I got in the hotseat in a full house game.:( On the next show, for the 8th time since Nov., a guy won the cruise.~Maddy
9:44 AM
Sunday, March 09, 2003
I get my cast off tomorrow!~Maddy
1:52 PM
The book I'm Reading
I'm reading a book called the O'Reilly Factor! Its written by Bill O'reilly. Cool. ~Maddy
1:50 PM
Newsflash:Penny, Cal, and Joe
Yesterday I talked about a murder mystery party I was doing. Penny (Amanda), Cal (A guest), and Joe (My dad) were the murders. Sure I was a supect, the dead guy married me and deserted me! But, I'm too sweet. Amanda played the dead guy's sister. SHe needed $. Cal wanted revenge. The dead guy went to the reunion with the girl he liked. My dad hated the dead guy, he was the manager, the dead guy was a singer. In fact we ALL hated him. But still I'm WAY TOO SWEET.~Maddy
1:33 PM
Saturday, March 08, 2003
You may have seen weird comments about 'Amanda'. Amanda is my twin. See we share this site. But she never, EVER writes. But my mom wants her to.'ll usually here from me.~Maddy
12:15 PM
BILL O'REILY BIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's alittle teaser:

From humble beginnings on Long Island, New York, Bill O'Reilly has risen to become "the new pope of TV Journalism" according to television critic Marvin Kitman. In 2000, The Factor (as O'Reilly refers to it) passed Larry King Live to become the number one cable news program in the United States


12:07 PM
Ha,. Cool. :)
Here's some O'reily top stories go to:

I'm a Bill O'reilly fan!~Maddy

12:03 PM
'How To Host a Murder'
Its one of those murder mystery parties. I got one for my mom for her birthday. She never really seemed interested. But in October, I got invited to one, I HAD SO MUCH FUN! It was so awesome. I of course figured out the murder-Alex. Only I did, another girl, and the birthday girl's mom. Someone thoought it was me! I'm too sweet! IT WOULD NEVER EVER BE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~Maddy
11:51 AM
My mom wants Amanda to write about she's anti-war. HOW CAN SHE BE ANTI-WAR??? No clue. Anyway I was having an arguement with her about it. My mom was impressed what she was saying. Of course she was with me too. I WATCH THE NEWS! Amanda...doesn't.~Maddy
11:47 AM
Friday, March 07, 2003
Will you buy a cookie?
I'm a GS. And its time for cookies. See we are saving up for a trip to San Franciso to fly up to caddetes. We spent 2 hours both sales. We made $36 for our trip. 10 girls, 2 hour, 36 dollars. We each made $1.80 per hour.~Maddy *sigh* life's tough
10:10 PM
I'm Bored
Hey people. You know, I love getting feedback from people. You know comments and e-mails. See I look at ALL of them. I just do. I usually reply. I have a pen pal I've been writing to since April by mail. A great-uncle I write to by mail and tons of internet pen pals. I love feedback. Please respond@~Maddy
10:07 PM
Amanda is on a 3 year trip to somewhere. No, I wish. No, I love my sister, I joking. Amanda around she doesn't really like posting. But I do, on a message board I'm on, for about 8 months, I have like 760 posts on it!!!! Applause? Your not impressed by that? Fine turn around. Ha! Now your impressed, by nothing. :) I got that from a dinseyland guide. ~Maddy
10:03 PM
I was so close...
399 people have come. 1 person, someone 1 person must come soon~Maddy
9:55 PM
I'm now a permanet link from my mom's blog. If you haven't since it its!~Maddy
9:53 PM
The Amingooths (Amingeeths) and Chizzlewinks (Chizzlewonks)
a.k.a.Our 6th grade play. Its our 2 cities (Amingooths always wears blue, Chizzlewinks-red) fighting over a wall (woll). But then the wall disappers....I play a leader of the Chizzlewinks or should I say Chizzlewonks. I'm an idiot. In fact I don't really run the country my advisior does. Anyway you may have seen () see the leaders speak with a crazy acents and thats just what they are. Amanda's a wall. Ha. A wall. Made of people. Well, I guess if there wasn't a wall there would be no play right? Play=Mar.12th Oh when I told my mom I played an idiot, she said oh, they did type-casting. Ha,Ha, Ha~Maddy
9:48 PM
:( :(
Ok, I watch the news alot. But I mostly watch because of O'Reily on Fox. I dunno why. I think he's good. "WHo's annoying Bill O'reily now?" LOL! But he's on Vacation....~Maddy *sob*
9:40 PM
Something the REALLY TICKS ME OFF!
Yeah, I'm not happy today. Yeah. OK. So with my cast I can't go down to the playground, not even to sit on a bench. So I've been following this rule. People tell me that I probably wouldn't get caught, But if I did... And you know the most popular girl in school has a broken wrist 2 and she does P.E. Does she have a doctor's note? Dubious. I LOVE that word. SO today I couldn't stand it. I went down. I didn't get caught 2! I mean I get it off Monday (YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!) so its not like its STILL Broken. I just got the appointent monday.~Maddy
9:36 PM
My dad is a rebilican and he's taught me to be one. What people (a.k.a.:DEMORGRATS) say about Bush just attacking Iraq for their oil, IS A LAME EXCUSE, first of all he can go see kuwait and buy some oil from them. UGH! PEOPLE REALLY TICK ME OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~Maddy *Sorry about that, I kinda do that when I'm mad, see I'm kinda Cylomthia (a MILD case of Bipolar)and I do what my mom calls a Manic pharse when I talks really fast and all happy, then sad, then mad. Mood Swings , WHO NEEDS 'em?*
9:28 PM
Water Vs. Coke (Yes, Leah I copyed and pasted from your e-mail.)
And I would say I HATE COKE! But this is kinda cool.

wow, who would think coke was that bad 4 u?


This is really an eye opener.... Water VS Coke?

We all know that water is important. Let's see why:


1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.

4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pains for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers. If you exercise, you need more than 10 glasses.

7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

And now for the properties of COKE

1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.

3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke remove stains from vitreous China.

4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle.
The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

9. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.

10. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous Material Place Cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.

11. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!

Now the question is, would you like a coke or a glass of water?~Maddy

9:19 PM
Ahhhhhhhhhhh! I'm full in a room with anti-war peoples!
Our teacher, Ms. Carr, thinks its good to listen about the war. (Which is FINE with me) We talk about it. And I seem to be the ONLY kid who thinks we need to go to war. Listen People, if WE DON'T then Saddam is going to attack. GOSH! Sure I don't want to but its nessary. UGH! It ticks me off that I'm the ONLY person to reliaze this....~Maddy
9:17 PM
Thursday, March 06, 2003
Sorry, I didn't write yesterday, but I'm getting better. Anyways I'm homesick. Amanda got the flu and gave it to me. She wasn't at school mon-tues-wed and there today. I was there mon-tues-wed and gone today. Wel TTFN! (Ta, Ta, For Now!)~Maddy
1:26 PM
Tuesday, March 04, 2003
366 people have visited! I'm so happy. :)~Maddy
4:24 PM
Eric~Get a Life
Here's something someone said right after the game where Maddox came in.

Dear Voice of The Fan,

Kordell Stewart is the Best Quarterback by far. Replacing one guy on the team that has played this badly isn't going to fix its problems. I hope Tommy Maddox is the answer, but if he's not, the Steelers' superbowl hopes could sink by week 5.



4:13 PM
Anti-War Kids reports:

Iraqi kids deliver anti-war Christmas cards to British PM

Oh and what are you going to do about Saddam? I'm so glad we have freedon of speech unlike them. SADDAM IS BRAIN-WASHING THEM!~Maddy

3:46 PM
Pro-War Kids
I found this site:
Dear Mr President,

Saddam Hussein's determination to build chemical, biological and nuclear weapons is a danger to the lives of Americans and people around the world. As Commander in Chief of America's armed forces, please order military action as soon as is reasonably possible to remove Saddam Hussein from power and ensure the disarmament of Iraq.

I am pro-war and I feel good to know I'm not the only kid~Maddy

3:43 PM
Book Report
*sigh*Today was a Book Report Day. Here was a paragraph part of the report:

The Civil War was perhaps the toughest period in American history. The “United” States divided into 2 countries. A lot of people think the only reason the south wanted independence was because of the slave issue. Most people did not go to war because of this, everyone put their state before their country, and if their state was on the south, so were they. This book, When Will This Cruel War Be Over?, taught me a lot about the Civil War, and if you read it, you will have respect for the south.~Maddy

3:36 PM
Monday, March 03, 2003
Steelers signed Tuman

Tuman avoids free agency, signs new deal

February 28, 2003

By Teresa Varley

PITTSBURGH - Tight end Jerame Tuman avoided becoming a free agent by signing a three-year deal with the Steelers on Friday.

"I am happy to report that I signed a new contract," said Tuman, at a news conference at UPMC Sports Performance Complex. "I would like to thank Mr. Rooney, Kevin Colbert, Coach Cowher, and the whole Steelers organization for giving me an opportunity to play for a few more years here. All along, it is what I wanted and I am very thankful that I got the chance to continue playing here."

Tight end Jerame Tuman signed a three-year deal with the Steelers.
Tuman was drafted by the Steelers in the fifth round in 1999. He started seven games in 2002 for Mark Bruener, who was placed on injured reserve.

Tuman did not want to test the free agent waters, but there were times during negotiations that he didn't know if it would be necessary or not.

"It came to a point where there is a time period where you really don’t know what is going on with both sides," said Tuman. "It came to a point where I thought that may have to be the only way. But, it was never something that I wanted to do. I wanted to be a Steeler. I am really thankful that is what I get to do."

Tuman knows that his role will not change much from the past and is happy to do whatever is asked of him by the coaching staff.

"It is basically going to be the same at this point as what it was," said Tuman. "Mark Bruener is our starter and I am here to help the team in any way I can. That is all I want."

The Steelers still have three tight ends who are unsigned and will become free agents in John Allred, Marco Battaglia and Matt Cushing.

"I was wondering what was going on for a little bit there," said Tuman of the tight end situation. "We really did not have any tight ends available or any help for tight ends. I am glad we are getting back, lined up, and ready to go"~Maddy

4:10 PM
Hey wouldn't it be cool if Bill O'Reily interviewed Saddam?~Maddy
3:49 PM
Fox News
Pro-war or Anti-war? Fox-news says:
NEW YORK — As time runs out for Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to disarm or face a military thrashing from the United States and its allies, "pro-war" — or "anti-anti-war" — Americans are saying they have had enough of the recent protests in various cities at home and abroad.

GO Here for more FoxNews:,2933,79954,00.html~Maddy

3:45 PM
Lets face it, people are going to die in the war. Its not becuase of Bush, its Saddam's. He kills millions of his own people. Why should we let him be? THERE is NO reason. I AM TOTALLY PRO-WAR!!!~Maddy
3:41 PM
Sorry, I didn't write. I WAS AT DINSEYLAND! I went to Dinseyland at about 4:30. When we arrived it was about 5:30. We got our annual pass renewed. And went into the park. THERE WAS NO ONE THERE! We went on TONS of rides. And then the next day we went to CA adventure. I rode CA scearmin' (A big rollar coaster) 3 times!~Maddy
3:39 PM
Saturday, March 01, 2003
:) :)
I get my cast off (for my broken arm) in 10 days! La, La, La~Maddy *goes and checks e-mail*
3:06 PM
Hey people you are probably wondering where Amanda is. She's really busy. With school snd anything.~Maddy
3:05 PM
Where's the FIRE?
We had a fire drill on Thursday. Everybody was acting like 6th graders, we were out of class, missing Homeroom. The teachers were NOT impressed, and now they are giving dententions!~Maddy
2:52 PM
My poor kitty, I'm going to Dinseyland tonight and coming home tomorrow, she's so upset.~Maddy
2:37 PM
:) :) :)
I might not be able to post tomorrow because I'm going to Dinseyland/ CA adventure.~Maddy *smile*
2:34 PM
Friday, February 28, 2003
No one's commenting. :( :( :(~Maddy
5:57 PM
My loving sweet mother put on comments so you can comment now! :)~Maddy
5:56 PM
Thursday, February 27, 2003
La, La, La
I don't know what to write about! I went to French today. We learned the #s 1-12 and months. We have to were nametags. My friends and I play this game where we stick nametags and stick them on each other, with out getting each other to to notice, its really fun! ~Maddy
6:25 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2003
I really want to write more, but I'm tired(for once). I stayed up late, and didn't get much sleep lately. *yawn* So...Tired...Can't....move...on*falls asleep on keyboard*~Maddy
10:05 PM
I love rollar coasters. I just do. And I get to go to Dinseyland and CA Adventure on Saturday and Sunday! YAY! ROLLAR COASTERS! GO THUNDER MOUNTAIN AND SCREAMIN' OVER CA (They're my favorites. But I like the Haunted Manison, too. spooky things YAY!!!!!!!!!!!)~Maddy
10:01 PM
American Idol
I've been watching American Idol. Simon, that judge, is so mean! But its kinda fun to watch him, it makes it interesting. (especially when someone bad is on, but then its even fun to watch Randy and Paula, seeing Paula's smile fade, a hint your really awful, LOL!)~Maddy
9:56 PM
Here's something I wrote on Valentines Day (a week after I broke my wrist) on a message board:

Oh, so anyway, I BROKE MY WRIST! It hurts. I'm right handed and I broke my left! I am thankful for that! I'm also thankful that its not dislocated or anything. This has been my first day back at school since fri. I caught an awful cold. Anyway I broke it by slipping on CHEETOS! Stop laughing! I know your laughing! Stop! Fine, laugh.~Maddy

9:53 PM
Funny Stories
Funny and Embrassing Stories:

SO I'm a twin. And, for once, we were quiet. My mom thought this was a bit odd. So she went to find us. We were in the kitchen covered in flour. She asked what we were doing? We said," We're making snow!" (We live in CA)

Ah. And of course breaking the wrist, slipping on cheetos. Very embrassing in front of whole 6th grade.

I was going to Sunday School. And Amanda (my twin) was refusing to go. Finally my mom got Amanda to go. Then she couldn't find me. I had wandered outside, into the rain, sitting on a lounge chair.~Maddy

9:50 PM
It's offical
Ok, it's offical, I can't spell. Hey I'm olny (I'm just kidding, only) in the sixth grade! But I shouldn't misspelled Irac (I mean Iraq) Sorry for my mistakes!~Maddy
9:46 PM
(no title)
Amanda? AMANDA? Where are you? Oh yeah, sleeping. Sorry people, Amanda went to bed.And she hasn't posted today. I'm trying to post everyday because I told my mom I would if she put a comment about my blog. And I know you some people come from her blog. (
9:43 PM
Did I ever tell you that I'm an actress? I got an agenct about a year ago. But no one wants me on there commercial/show/movie *dramactraic* NOBODY LIKES ME! No I'm just kidding.~Maddy
9:39 PM
Ok this is some good news for Steeler fans:Kordell Stewart got released! Yes! *Does happy dance in front of my four beutiful cats*
Bear Fans:Look out-Kordell might be coming to your team~Maddy *skips off singing an Avril Langvine song Complicated.

9:36 PM
I had a stupid science test today. It was on maps! maps! When I told my mom she said,"Do you mean you have a social studies test?"
But no, a science test...on maps~Maddy

9:31 PM
Our Social Studies Homework was to watch 60 minutes II. (which my parents did not appove of) It was about Dan Rather interviewing Saddam Hussien. I thought it would be interesting to hear his side. My parents warned me it would be just a bunch of lies. It was. He said he didn't want war. (*sarcastily* Sure, I really beleive that.) He said he didn't have the weapons. Whatever. I watched 14 minutes (Gee, they should change the name to:60 minutes, but its so boring you can only watch 14 minutes. I wouldn't recommend it.~Maddy
9:26 PM
If you guys have any questions/comments, please e-mail me at I will reply. ASAP! (I'm very good about that)~Maddy
5:17 PM
Thank you
I would like to say to everyone, Thank You for coming. We have got 241 visits.~Maddy
5:12 PM
As you probably know I broke my arm. (I get it off March 10! YAY!) So I was able to go down to the field because my mom signed a note. But the evil person called and yelled at the office for letting me go down to the playground. They won't even let me sit ona the bench at recess and P.E. (a.k.a.:Phyiscal Education) It really is annoying. ~Maddy
4:52 PM
Here's Stuff About My First 2 cats and Amanda's first cat.

My parents brought me Star (1), my first pet. She was beautiful my parents recall, she had a beautiful coat. Not later she started going outside. And one day never came back. My parents guess that she got eaten…by an owl.
It took me about a month to realize that Star (1) wasn’t coming back. My first memory was getting Star Kitty (2). I remember…I ran into the pet pound and ran to a gray cat. And my sister picked the one in the same cage. They were brother and sister. The gray one had a very short tail, however the one Amanda wanted didn’t inherit the tail.
My dad asked “are you sure?”, my sister answered a quick yes without thinking about it, but I took a moment, I looked over at an orange cat next to it, and said “I am sure.
I decided to name the new cat Star Kitty, in honor of Star (1). Amanda decided to name her cat, Pinocchio (1). The two sweet, little kittens.~Maddy

4:19 PM
When some people think of twins, they think of two people who look alike. But, hey Amanda and I don't look alike.~Maddy
4:13 PM
Sorry...I didn't right yesterday. I got banned from the internet for fighting with my sister.~Maddy
3:44 PM
Monday, February 24, 2003
Nothing is really happening at school, and I don't have anything good to say right now.~Maddy
4:41 PM
Sunday, February 23, 2003
TYPO! Star Kitty was born in 1994

I wrote about my kitty:
Star Kitty Pumilia is Madeleine’s cat. Star Kitty is an American Shorthair. She is a blue cat. She is also part mynx, which means she has a very short tail, instead of a full mynx who has no tail. She was born in 1993.
FACT: Gray is referred to as blue but for some unknown reason people call the blue. (it’s the same for orange cats people call them red)~Maddy

2:59 PM
I HATE THE TITANS! They beat the Steelers by CHEATING! As for the Bucs I respect them. I also like the Packers. I use to like the Jaguars, but I HATE Andrew Jackson, which Jacksonvile is named after.~Maddy
2:54 PM
Arena Football.
I am a HUGE football fan(GO MADDOX! GO STEELERS! GO ROONIE FAMILY! GO BILL COWARD! GO TERRIBLE TOWEL ) Anyway so I was REALLY MAD when the steelers lost. (I even went to TN to see the game) So my family has been watching Arena Football. It REALLY weird because its only 50 yards so the score ends up to be 60 to 60. I of course am rooting for the LA team, since I live near there. (Can't say were, safety from the maniacs)~Maddy
2:35 PM
"Gods and Generals"
Yesterday, at about 6:00 I went to the mall with my dad. In the car he told me all about WW2. When we finally arrvied we went to Rubio's Baha Grill. (A restraurant in CA) After that we went to the movie "Gods and Generals". IT WAS SO COOL! It was about Stonewall Jackson in the Civil War. The actor played Stonewall so well.I TOTALLY recommend it! And its part of one of those sequel thinges (Like LOTR and TheTwin Towers, etc) The next one is called Gettesburg. I'm so exicted! And it was 3 1/2 hours long. When I arrvied home it was almost midnight. Amanda might have liked the movie exept:

*When Stonewall Died :(
*The battles.~Maddy

1:54 PM
Being Twins

I have recieved an e-mail about posting about being, earlier I have written about this:

As you know, my name is Maddy and my Twin's Amanda and The other set of Twins {at our school} are Abby and Amanda. Oh and last year I told my math teacher I had a twin [She never met Amanda] and she kept calling me Amanda and she never met Amanda. But she still called me Amanda.~Maddy

Amanda also wrote about it:
I had a request on my e-mail to write about being a twin. Well, being a twin can be fun yet very hard. I mean It's great to be with someone all the time because you always have a friend. You can tell secrets and share funny stories. But sometimes being a twin can be really hard. Someone is always annoying you, and you have to share all your stuff. Mostly being a twin is mixed. ~Amanda

Amanda is right about being a twin. Its always hard, being a twin. Probably harder than being just regular sisters (If you want to hear how hard it is mothering twins contact my mom @ her blog @ We are usually together. Which is hard. We fight a lot. But who doesn't? In the end, we are best friends~Maddy

1:40 PM
If you want to know somethings about are lives just email us and we could post thee answer. ~Amanda
11:34 AM
I had a request on my e-mail to write about being a twin. Well, being a twin can be fun yet very hard. I mean It's great to be with someone all the time because you always have a friend. You can tell secrets and share funny stories. But sometimes being a twin can be really hard. Someone is always annoying you, and you have to share all your stuff. Mostly being a twin is mixed. ~Amanda
11:31 AM
Hey everyone, I'm a certified babysitter! I know CPR and everything. If you have young children and need a reliable babysitter who loves kids, e-mail me and I'll give you the details. Remember, I only babysit in La Canada. ~Amanda
11:21 AM
Saturday, February 22, 2003
Civil War
The 1864 Proposal to Arm Slaves by Patrick Cleburne


GENERAL: Moved by the exigency in which our country is now placed, we take the liberty of laying before you, unofficially, our views on the present state of affairs.

. . .
The enemy has three sources of supply: First, his own motley population; secondly, our slaves; and thirdly, Europeans whose hearts are fired into a crusade against us by fictitious pictures of the atrocities of slavery, and who meet no hindrance from their Governments in such enterprise, because these Governments are equally antagonistic to the institution. In touching the third cause, the fact that slavery has become a military weakness, we may rouse prejudice and passion, but the time has come when it would be madness not to look at our danger from every point of view, and to probe it to the bottom. Apart from the assistance that home and foreign prejudice against slavery has given to the North, slavery is a source of great strength to the enemy in a purely military point of view, by supplying him with an army from our granaries; but it is our most vulnerable point, a continued embarrassment, and in some respects an insidious weakness. Wherever slavery is once seriously disturbed, whether by the actual presence or the approach of the enemy, or even by a cavalry raid, the whites can no longer with safety to their property openly sympathize with our cause. The fear of their slaves is continually haunting them, and from silence and apprehension many of these soon learn to wish the war stopped on any terms.
. . .
As between the loss of independence and the loss of slavery, we assume that every patriot will freely give up the latter--give up the negro slave rather than be a slave himself. If we are correct in this assumption it only remains to show how this great national sacrifice is, in all human probabilities, to change the current of success and sweep the invader from our country.

4:22 PM

Found this interesting.


The official also said chemical and biological weapons teams are now being recruited from the Czech Republic and Norway for deployment in Turkey.

NATO equipment and personnel are being deployed to protect NATO-member Turkey from possible attack in the event of a U.S.-led military strike on neighboring Iraq.

The deployment ends one of the bitterest fights in NATO's 54-year history.

France, Germany and Belgium -- NATO members who oppose a military strike in Iraq -- initially objected to providing the assistance to Turkey.

The Bush administration believes opponents of the plan wanted to subordinate NATO to ongoing negotiations over a new resolution on Iraq at the United Nations. But NATO is "not a talk shop," said a senior U.S. official.

Turkish officials say a "broad agreement" to allow U.S. troops on Turkish soil for a possible war against Iraq was reached Friday, but U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell cautioned "it is not yet a done deal."

A few details remain to be worked out, but the countries had reached a "broad agreement," Turkish Foreign Minister Yasar Yakis said.

Prime Minister Abdullah Gul said a final agreement "will be reached in the coming days. ... They understand our worries; we understand theirs."

The deal involves a complicated formula under which Turkey could get $6 billion in grants or up to $20 billion dollars in loans, an official with the prime minister's office said. Turkey also could choose some combination of grants and loans. (Full story)

4:16 PM
The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog says "the world is getting impatient" and he expects more active cooperation from Iraq on weapons inspections.

Apparently Iraq just missing one key to making the weapons. Isn't it weird I learned that in Social Studies?~Maddy

4:14 PM

The US-Iraq crisis is reaching a critical phase. We have been protesting, we have been sending thousands of messages to Congress and the President saying: NO WAR. But the media coverage of this crisis continues to be overwhelmingly pro-war in sentiment.

In order to challenge the media to address the human and social costs of war, we are launching a grassroots campaign to have the over 200 organizations in our Network to hold local press conferences to present facts and images to demonstrate why war is not "worth the price".

As I explained earlier why I'm pro-war, I have one thing to say, "WHATEVER!"~Maddy

4:07 PM
Cool blog
Ok. If you people like news and law and just about everything else go to my mom's website at Its really good.
Here's a sample:

Why I Still Watch Survivor

Actually, I don't still watch it. I put it on and then I fall asleep which really annoys me because I miss CSI and Without A Trace and then I wake up in the middle of the night and start typing on my blog and that's where you find me now. I do, however, try to watch enough to know who these people are so I can enjoy the well-written and much-better-than-the-show summaries the next day like this one from Reality News Online. ~Maddy

4:05 PM
It definitly shouldn't of been banned. If some kids want to drink a lotta soda, more then one a day, then let them. Its there problem and not ours or the school. At my school for Hot Lunch we have to drink Rally's or In&Out with Fruit Punch and Lemonade! Come on people....thats just a big loss for the school department.I bring my own soda for hot lunch.
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A good point. Too bad, they've already banned soda at our school~Maddy

3:39 PM
Did I ever mention my real name is Madeleine? Some people also refer to me as Mental Maddy. The reason is in our math class we did something called 'Mental Math.' And I would always tell me friends, "WE'RE GOING TO BE LATE TO MENTAL MATH!" And now they call me Mental Maddy. ~Maddy
3:28 PM
Today I went to a babysitting class. Its supposed to help me so when I start babysitting, I’ll know what to do. I learned a lot from the class. They even taught us CPR! It was taught at a hospital. Which was pretty cool. Some of my friends Alex, Emilie (Emily spelled the French way), and of course Amanda, were there. I’m not the biggest fan of little kids, but hey, babysitting is a great way to earn $money$. ~Maddy

3:27 PM
Friday, February 21, 2003

It's Wednesday, and you have a whole lot of reading to do by Friday for class. You've scheduled it out so that you can do just enough reading each night that you won't go crazy, but will still finish on time. But tonight, all you want to do is veg out and watch TV. What are you most likely to do?
Finish my reading. If I don't do it tonight, I'll have too much to do tomorrow, and I might not finish.

Do most of my reading, but give myself a break to watch one half-hour show. I'll make up the rest tomorrow night.

Promise myself I'm just going to watch one half-hour show, then end up in front of the TV all night.

Dude, forget the reading. I'm going to watch TV.

For a charity drive at school, you've agreed to give up chocolate for 21 days. On the 13th day, you're at a birthday party with a giant, moist, deliciously frosted chocolate-chocolate-chunk cake. (If you don't like chocolate, replace it with another favorite food). Are you going to give in?
No. I've got to be strong for the children.

If there's a way to do it so that no one will know, I might.

Dude, forget the children. I want chocolate.

Could you eat just one potato chip out of a full bag?

I could try, but I don't think so.

No, but I could eat just one bag.

Your crush, though adorable, is not-so-smart sometimes and has left his/her email account open on the library computer. Will you read his/her mail?
No! Evil evil evil! I'd shut the window down right away.

Soooo tempting. But no. Well... maybe. No, definitely no.

I gotta admit, I'd probably read the subject lines but I wouldn't open any mails.

I'd read every blessed thing in there.

In order to make the varsity team this year, coach has said that you absolutely must do a half hour of difficult exercises every day... which means you have to get up a half hour earlier every morning. You've been keeping up with it for a few days, but last night you got to bed late. The alarm is going off. What do you do?
Hit the snooze button, but just once. Then I'll drag myself out and do at least part of the exercises.

Hit the snooze button repeatedly, until I've missed my chance. Oh well.

Re-set the alarm for a half hour later. One day won't make a difference.

Get out of bed. I'll do what it takes to make the team. And next time I'll get to bed on time.

You've been begging for a kitten. Your parents have told you that if you take good care of your older cat and empty its' litter, feed it, and brush it, then you can get a kitten for your birthday. Think you can stick to their demands?
Yes. When ever I get a whiff of that poopy litter box, I'll just think soft fluffy kitten and get it done.

That doesn't sound worth it. Too much work.

I'll try, but knowing me, I'll probably get sick of it pretty quickly.

You're at the mall with $20 in your pocket. You don't want to spend any of it because you're saving up for a stereo. But now you see that T-shirt you've been wanting, the one that's sold out everywhere else. Do you buy it?
No. I'm saving for a stereo.

Well... what difference will $20 make? It's taking forever to save for that stereo. I'll take the T-shirt.

Your friend Rob has confided in you about a top secret crush on Emily. He made you swear up and down and up again that you wouldn't tell a soul. One day, you and Emily are chatting, and she says in a sad voice "I wish someone had a crush on me." You're most likely to say:
- "I know something you don't know, I know something you don't know. But I'm not telling."

"Actually, Rob does! But you have to swear not to tell that I told you."

"I'm sure someone out there does."

Your orthodontist has told you that if you don't wear your rubber bands, you're going to have to wear your braces an extra six months. But the rubber bands always hurt that first day and put you in a foul mood. Will you stick with wearing them for the sake of getting your braces off sooner?
I'll try, but they're just too much of a pain. Truth be told, I'll probably end up wearing my braces an extra six months.

If it means getting my braces off sooner, I'll do whatever it takes. Even wear those infernal rubber bands.

Now that I know it's about getting my braces off sooner, I'll wear them more often than I was. But I still don't think I can wear them all the time.

After much arguing and unhappiness, your brother/sister and you have finally made a deal not to raid each other's closets without asking. But, while he/she is away camping for the weekend, you have an urgent need to borrow that killer sweatshirt that you know looks better on you anyway. You:
Borrow it and give up on the deal.

Stick to the deal. I know I'd be bummed if my bro/sis did the same to me if I were away.

Borrow it and leave a note that says "Sorry, it was an emergency. Tell me how I can make it up to you so we don't cancel our deal."

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8:44 PM
In Memory of P.C.
I have done some research about one of my previous anestors, General Cleburne. He was a very famous general in the civil war. He was for the south. But even the north agreed he was the best general.
*Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
*Born in 1828
*Died in 1864 age at 36 at Franklin ,Tennesee
*”Stonewall of the West”
*Moved to Helena, Arkansas in 1861 from Cork Country, Ireland.
* He participated in the battles of Shiloh, Richmond (Kentucky), Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, and those of the Atlanta campaign
*”He shown like a meteor in a clouded sky”~ General Robert Lee
* Even through he was for the south he did NOT own slaves. He even tried to get the war settled. He joined the war for indepenece.

I might post more of this later.

8:36 PM
I found this Poem on The internet and I thought it was pretty good. I REPEAT I DID NOT WRITE THIS!

Posted By Hapigurl @

my best friend
let's share a seat upon a cloud
and watch each day go by.
your angel wings are all i need
all i need to fly.
your embrace hugs my soul
and reach in it deep
(to pull out a creature)
where unhheard monsters creep.
for all the times we laughed
and a few tears,
for our hours of friendship
is counted by the years.
the future that we share
and lemonde
is beauty to my ears,
the memories we have made.
for now we are joyful stars
dancing in the night
painting as we go,
a flight of all flights.
my time on earth was magic
because you were my friend,
do not shed a tear
our friendship will not end.
one day we'll be together
just like old times
we'll share a seat upon a cloud
one will surely find,
i watch each day go by
and i'll wait
for you to claim your wings ( so i can fly)
on this cloud by a gate.~Maddy

8:18 PM
I'm a Totally STEELER FAN!
(Go Maddox!)
p.s.: the terrible towel has powers~Maddy

8:14 PM

Being a Twin

As you know, my name is Maddy and my Twin's Amanda and The other set of Twins is Abby and Amanda. Oh and last year I told my math teacher I had a twin [She never met Amanda] and she kept calling me Amanda and she never met Amanda. But she still called me Amanda.~Maddy

8:12 PM
I did a poll on a message board about Harry Potter books:

book 1: 2 people
book 2: 1 person
book 3: 2 people
book 4: 1 person

Book 1 and 3 won in a tie!
Ok,so it wasn't a very big poll, but a poll is a poll.~Maddy

8:08 PM
Are you pro-war or anti-war? I'm pro-war. When war is necessary, war is necessary. Irac could bomb us, and what would you rather have? Them bombing us, or we bombing them? Send me your thoughts at Maddy

8:05 PM
On the news its explaining that France is 'awful' because they won't go to war. Well NEWSFLASH Germany and Beligum aren't supporting USA either, and I don't think its fair to make it sound like France is terrible...because they're not. ~Maddy

7:58 PM
Ok, yesterday my computer found a virus! I got to it before it became a problem. I got it in my bulk mail, the e-mail was or something like that! Beware!~Maddy
7:53 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2003
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So I broke my arm. I will have it on until March 10th. Two days before the 6th grade play. Thank gooddess it isn"t going to be on for the play! I'M SO HAPPY FOR THAT! I missed school for 4 days! I went on Friday. I got school off today, our school gets 2 days off for president day. :)! :)! :)! SO I've only been to school once sine I've broken my arm. Last night we had company. For alot of the time I was on the computer playing Europa Universalis 2. I totally recommend the game!

5:20 PM