Ferndale

Ferndale Flood 2014: Day One

Last week I shared the write up about what my family is going through.  Now I want to share the video.  I have been doing video everyday of the damage and work done.  Just to show what is really going on here.  This is NOT how our Basement normally looks, the mess seen in this video is caused by stuff falling over and floating in water.  We normally have plenty of space to walk around down there and even work space.  This mess is bad, check out the video.

2014 Michigan Flood

On Monday August 11th, 2014 Michigan was hit with a rain storm that has caused lots of damage to the Detroit area.  Flooding.  Streets, basements, and more.  Cars were trapped on the freeways as they filled with water.  Others had sewage back up, bringing water out of the sinks.  This flood directly affected my family and I.  As our basement was flooded while we were on vacation down to Florida for the Nickelodeon Resorts attempt to break the World Record of people dressed as Turtles.  We just returned to Michigan Monday morning and this is some coverage of the beginning of our new trials.  The reason Cowabunga Corner has not had fresh stories two days in a row.

Review; Michael Nesmith Solo Show 2013

As a child I did not listen to the radio very often.  When I would hear music, it would be records or tapes of the other things my family enjoyed.  The music I heard most was The Monkees, a band from the 1960s which was created for a TV show starring Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Peter Tork and Mike Nesmith.  This became my favorite music growing up.

FanFic: The Day Raph Saw the Light

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan fiction. This is often one of the things that fans rely on when we get very little coming out for the Ninja Turtles. Back in the late 1990s, I would read and write TMNT fanfics. Though shortly after the 4Kids series aired in 2003, more TMNT fans appeared online and it became very, very hard for me to keep up with the different fanfics online. I would like to share a few of these fanfics here on Cowabunga Corner. I'm going to start off with one of my shortest TMNT fanfics. It's been updated with my improved writing skills and my editor. This story is all told by Raphael's point of view and if I lined up my stories in a timeline, this would be one of the later ones.

Day Raph Saw the Light
Written in 1999, updated 2012

“MIKEY! DON'T! STAY AWAY FROM THERE!! MIKEY!”

Memories "TMNT and Christmas"

TreesmMerry Christmas everyone!   Ever since I was a kid Christmas has been one of my favorite Holidays.  I love all the colors of Christmas lights, going out with the family on Christmas eve to see all the houses done up for the Holiday.  Having the big dinner with the family.  Of course I gotta say gifts are always fun too, but that is only a perk for the excuse to be together with everyone.  I know not all of our readers take part in this Holiday, though I feel all Holidays have this special thing to them no matter which ones you’re a part of.  It’s the warmth of being with those you love, and for my family Christmas is a big part of that.

Bullies - My Beginning

 

Bullies, something I’ve touched upon a few times here on Cowabunga Corner and about the history that I’ve been through. Every story has its beginning and for me it, it started all the way back in kindergarten. One boy had the power to influence my call and beyond.  Though I do not think he ever realized that it would go in the direction that things ended up going.  I will always remember the beginning being some of the hardest times for me.  In this story, I will call him JR.

The Local Bang!

I'm going to paint a picture, though first I want to make it clear that I don't know if anyone was hurt or not, or even how it happened. Though this was a big shake up.

Friend Memories #3

I’ve written about bullies and shared some of the bad stuff that I’ve been through.  Though while it’s easy to write and complain about people, sometimes we forget to cherish those that we have.  So I’m going to take time and do write ups about friends that have come into my life who I still know and hang out with to this day and how these people were able to see through the lies and cruelty of those others around us, and get to know me for who I am.

Getting into Karate

Growing up was very hard for me, though my family life was great, school was a total nightmare with all the fights I had to go through.  People would gang up and attack me, and when asked why, it was always “because my friend was doing it”.  Most of the years I would not even attempt to hit back. I hated pain and it would go through my head, if I hate it why cause others to be in pain?  So instead, I would drop down and let them beat me up.  Most superheroes taught you that you needed superpowers or gadgets to be able to defend yourself.  So the idea of fighting back for defense did not come to me till I became a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Friend Memories #2

I’ve written about bullies and shared some of the bad stuff that I’ve been through.  Though while it’s easy to write and complain about people, sometimes we forget to cherish those that we have.  So I’m going to take time and do write ups about friends that have come into my life who I still know and hang out with to this day and how these people were able to see through the lies and cruelty of those others around us, and get to know me for who I am.  This friend was introduced to me from my friend, Belle, and end up becoming one of my closes friends.

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