Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Chicken Potty Training...and other stuff...hopefully.

Alright, as the title states, you may be confused. My mom's friend, let's call her Laura. Now Laura here called our house, and I picked up the phone. She, asked me this:

Tal: Bond Residence, Tal Bond speaking.
Laura: Hey Tal, do you know how to potty train a chicken?
Tal: What?
Laura: Potty train a chicken.
Tal: Is this a prank call?
Laura: No, I am dead serious.
Tal: Hold on, looking up on Google.
Tal: (I told her how to do stuff with the chicken. Here's a link to the website for training chickens:


See ya next time!


P.S: I may try Minecraft LP's again! ;)

Saturday, August 13, 2011


My TOOD is Segways. They're awesome. I really want one really badly. If you don't know, these are awesome little scooters with oversized wheels. Here's a picture:


These are AWESOME. You lean forward to go forward, back to go back. The handlebars turn.

Price tag? $5,000. I really want that kind of money.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


I loved going to church yesterday! It was great! If I may, I can leak some info out from the Bullpen...

The Loft Card is making a comeback!

The Loft Card was a card given to new members for a free soda and candy bar. We are still thinking about letting the Card come back, but its almost a sure fire fact! As soon as I can edit it however (we don't sell soda anymore).

Anyways, I really hope to play 9 Squares again. That was AWESOME! By command of Tal Bond, go bug Andrew Evans right now.

And as of today...

BASEBALL! Rays VS Royals.

We win! 4-1 runs! :D  It was awesome.

TOOD: Baseball.

Random Question: What was the biggest highlight of summer? Post in the comments!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Kindle Time!

I bought my Kindle. I am going to detail the car today for $5 so I can get overnight shipping.


Also, if you haven't heard, Nathan is undergoing surgery right now. He has a caved-in chest, and they're going to put steel rods into his chest to push it out.

It used to be worse, back then, they had to cut up your chest, and use their hands to push it up. Painful.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I want it NOW!

I have $95 and I want,

  • Bloggie Camera
  • Kindle
  • DSi

Now. I almost scraped enough money for my Kindle! I could use some money...*hint hint*

Yes, I am working for it. No, I will not share.

Tweet! Tweet!

That's right folks! I have a twitter profile! I had it for a while, but I am releasing it to the public!

Follow me!


Anyways, I'll finally get to go to my first Boy Scout meeting of the year! I'm so excited. :3

Friday, May 27, 2011

Back to my Invention!

Remember a few posts back I made a little life simulation invention idea? I could improve on that. Some could have a chance of not getting a job, and will be in poverty. If you run out of food, you lose health. If your kids hang out around other kids, there will be a slight chance that a new common cold/flu will be made, but if one kid has the flu, one kid will get the flu also. They will have it for 7 days, and have less health. Adults can only get sick from kids. If you lose all of your health, you 'die'. This is one of the only reasons for the consumer to come and bring them back to life (re-activate them).

What really sparked my interest was the Nao robot. Check it out.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Guess what? I got a job at the Preschool VBS Volunteer! I told you yesterday, but a lady called me for information. I got the job with 3-4 year old's. Yay! June 5th 4:30 PM I will not be available till 6:15. If you wanted to do stuff with the 'cool kid' during that time; sorry!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Yes! Joshua Awward! AH DANG IT!

Alright. I won a little prize I call...


Applause. Yes. It is the highest award at IBCREC. That's our church recreational stuff. I think you get it for being a leader and positive. I was the only one. Easy win! And here is IBC's answer.
8. Awards.  An Awards Night will be held, usually the Monday before the final game -- check the Registration form for actual dates.   At this time all of our participants will receive a certificate and trophy for their participation.  In addition, one person from each team will receive our Joshua Award for displaying consistant effort, sportsmanship, leadership and improvement with a Christ-like attitude.


Anyways, that contest? The Minecraft Slot Contest I promised? Nathan gave Thumbs Up. Yes. The Thumbs Up. Not the thumbs up. The Thumbs Up. You have to be under 15 however.

Use this Application to enter:
Do you play Minecraft:
If yes, what is your username:
What is your role in Minecraft:

Not doing the name thing, your profile should be enough. You can enter your first name if you want to, however.

Okay! You only win if I approve of it and you play Minecraft. Good day!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Alrighty...How do I do this?

Got a new program, Blender, trying it out now, 3D modeling. YEAH! It's GOTTA be easy...

Well. Woah.
Nah. Sorry if your computer just lagged. Uninstalling Blender...

I had a explosive time at camping. If you like fire ant bites. OMG. Pus everywhere.
So, anyways, I am having fun at home. It's not so bad. Just tiny little pus balloons. Writer's block. Argh.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

How odd---Bonus Post!

For those not in the know, I take blogging very seriously. I even put up ads for money. This blog was running for a couple of years and it only got $1.75. However, this is my most popular blog post:

...What? I don't even play Roblox any more! Just Minecraft. So I also wanted to do something along the lines of a contest of sorts. My Minecraft server, uses Hamachi, so you have to download something if you want to play. I am still going to ask for permission from Nathan however, then I will add another slot. Playing is very hard. I WOULD add a Let's Play video of me and Nathan playing, but he does not want anything recording us. Well, remember that redstone engineering post? Second place. Wow.

To enter the contest, just comment! It's that easy!

Anyways, no computer.

I didn't get to work on Second Class because I was side-tracked on my computer. My family took away my computer time until I get it done. I can only do blogging, homework, Second Class stuff-muffins, and Physics. Huuuuge book of Physics. I need to do 10 pages a DAY. To tell the truth? I never really get around to doing it. I don't know why.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Let's see..... No TOOD today? Gosh.

I don't really have an obsession today. I don't know what to do today. I don't have baseball practice ATM, we can talk about that. I don't really like some members on my team, but one kid got into Intensive Care and we canceled Baseball. However...

The other hand, however, is that I got a new Minecraft skin! Skins change your characters' look by the way. Nazis are interesting, so I picked Adolf Hitler. I don't know why. I also switch from that to a smiling yellow guy in a suit.

Nathan and I are racking up a good roll here. Once I call him, I might do a contest of sorts to give you a player slot in the game.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

120 posts on the wall...120 posts on the wall...put one up, write it down, 121 posts on the wall...

Alright. 121st post! Let's get something interesting going around. How about Hamachi! Nathan and I are going to use it. It makes a VPN network, Virtual Private Network for you non-techies (do we have non-techie friends?). A VPN makes a private network for only people logging on to it with file sharing and stuff. It has a static IP address for stuff like...MINECRAFT! Dad doesn't want me to use OUR IP so we can use Hamachi's IP instead! Super private, with a couple walls of protection for our lovely server. Here is what the hacker has to do:
  1. Find out our server. Some of us may leak it out...
  2. Find out if we are using Hamachi. Once he does.
  3. What IP do we use?
  4. What is the username and password?
  5. Are you sure?
  6. Are you on the whitelist?
  7. And finally, can we ban you?
So, seven walls of protection! Alright, lets get it on!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New game playing...and a tragedy.

Okay, NEW GAME! Ace of Spades. Its a game based off of Minecraft. Except it is a war between Green and Blue. GO GREEN! Anyways, it basically is a copy of Minecraft, but its cool.

And a game called Portal 2 came out, wanted to pre-order but Dad was too tired, and said the game would open up at 11:00 AM, but I told him a million times the game pack, the Potato Sack, has a special attribute. You see, the more people buy the Sack, the quicker Portal 2 comes out. It was released at 12:00 AM, not 11:00 AM. Why is this so important, you ask, it comes with a discount and the original Portal for free. Instead of the price for both in a pack at $45, its now, if you buy both, at $60. Ouch.

Anyways, homework is coming along great. Almost finished, then SUMMER! And babie. Yay.

Monday, April 4, 2011

My Invention (DON'T STEAL)

Okay, I just thought of a awesome toy. The AI Family Simulator or, Family Sim. Not a video game...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


BizTown kicks off! Most things go right, but read ahead to see what went wrong in this issue of TAL'S JOURNAL!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Aviation is awesome

Planes are really cool, and is one of the best kid-friendly sites to go to. Today, I will talk about the four forces of flight.

Monday, March 21, 2011


YES! I went to the camp-out, excuse me, camporee. A camporee is where a bunch of troops camp together.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lucid Dreaming CONTINUES!!!

I have yet to induce (read: make) a lucid dream yet. This is my total obsession for the week, but I have other things going on.

Aviation camp tomorrow! YAY! I may not be able to post until Sunday at maybe 5:00 PM. Ouch.

Sleeping problems! I have natural sleeping disorders, or insomina, or just can't sleep or anything! I can't go to bed! This happens every night, but this night, I didn't get tired until FIVE HOLY CRUDING AM!. That's right. 5:00 AM. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I gotz a Facebook Page!

Yay! Go on Facebook and go see it!

I got great news! The printer finally works! Now I can post more pictures! I still can't find the Sketch Book though, but stick around! I WILL get around to it!

Okay, Minecraft updated! It has beds, which skip night and set your respawn point. Well, if a mob (animals or baddies) touches your bed, you will wake up, and no time will have passed. Well, there is a large chance a zombie or a skeleton will spawn in your house on your bed. Zombies don't hurt anymore, and when you die, you get:

  • 64 Torches
  • Diamond Pickaxe
  • Diamond Axe
  • Diamond Shovel
  • One bed
  • Stack of 63 beds
Beds can not stack, so there is a problem here.

Well, see ya!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Steamy Steam!

Steam, is my favorite gaming platform. It is used with games you buy over the Internet and download, plus retail. Here's how it works:

Tal buys a copy of Team Fortress 2 at GameStop. Tal then installed it, then his Steam went crazy. It then recorded the purchase, then went away.

Later, Tal went to North Carolina. Tal brought his laptop and was blogging when he wanted to play Team Fortress 2. He looks in his suitcase. No game. Tal cries for an hour then goes to check his Steam. He checks his game library, then he sees Team Fortress 2. There is a install button.

Installing a game you already bought is free. Just log in.

After getting Plants VS. Zombies Game of the Year Edition for only $10 BUCKS. I made a Zombatar (Zombie Avatar) and saw that it changed the Flag Zombie. The Flag Zombie now looks like a zombified version of yours truly. Wanna see?
My Zombatar is a Flag Zombie!

Monday, February 21, 2011 may, just may, freak out.

Can you guess? CLOSE YOUR EYES. Think... Open now. Did you guess? I took up... SKETCHING. Yes. Oh yeah. As soon as I find my sketch book I will show you a sneak peek at my new comic...


Not the best name, now don't back me up on it. I want it to be pointing fingers at idioms in real life and video game like. Once my comics are released, you will see that I am the only one with hair. This is a symbol to show my overgrown blond hair.

Until then, we will talk Minecraft.*

Minecraft is way too awesome to handle, unless you buy the game. You should try. I lost my save file in a horrible mod crash, and made a new one. I have a new computer, so I will move it and try to make lets plays and such.

Till later!

*I love this game, and, my stats have shot up, so this is part of a experiment.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A whole bunch of stuff!

No podcast, yet, need to get a new file sharing software.

But I did get a whole bunch of stuff ready for one big post!

Lets start off on last Thursday. Nathan, (My practical brother, when we talk) brought me to something called BizTown. It's really boring, you do these economic things each week on Thursday, and after 6, you go to a amazing place. The economics are really fun though, and BizTown, is the amazing place.
Yes, you DO get to wear a suit. Because you are going to a small town, and you are the adult! Yes, it is a whole town, with a currency, run by kids. I am going for CEO of TBO. Nice ring to it. Or Verizon. Or Clear Channel. These three have something in common, they give real stuff! You pay currency to TBO for a newspaper, you buy REAL WORKING PHONES from Verizon, and you get to be on a TV show for Clear Channel! Now, I get back home, jumpy, and look inside the mailbox while in the car. "Tal," Mom says, "Do you think we missed a lot of mail?" "We must have." said me. A tornado of mail shoots out. "Bingo." There is this one package that catches my eye. But first. FLASHBACK TO DECEMBER.

SI, Sports Illustrated, sent me their kid issue. Nothing new.


SIK sent me the same issue! Except it was covered in sticky notes. The envelope that came with it had a bunch of stuff, and a dollar. They want me to vote on ALL OF THE SECTIONS AND ADS. I graded, for the first time, not all A's. I try to be nice all the time, but I really wanted that prize. They are giving out 50 T-Shirts! "Not a chance." My brain said. Our family, as you may know, has a huge losing streak. My generation and me, mostly me, broke it HARDCORE TO THE MAXIMUM EPICNESS.

Back to February!

Okay, I got the T-Shirt. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I thought it was going to be a dumb football thing, but I said Baseball was my favorite sport. So I got a baseball shirt. YES.

So, last night, my dad watched this "I shouldn't be alive" show. This guy, heard this story from these guys, about this horrible boat sink they had. They had no supplies. So, as the guy was telling how to save yourself, the story went on.

Apparently, this ship of 5 people sunk. A 30 foot wave hit their ship hardcore. So, they couldn't get their life raft. They got into a inflatable dingy. Just call it a boat, it hurts my fingers to type it. So they got in, but not until this one girl got her leg cut to the bone. Big whoop. You should see my brothers at action! They had so much trouble getting in the boat. And they looked underwater. Sharks. About a literal ONE WHOOPING THOUSAND. So they got on, quickly, and had no water for about 3 days. They got sores, and infections from bacteria. The captain, was very thirsty, like the rest of the crew, but he did something stupid. He drank the salt water from the water. After drinking a lot, he slowly went mad and crazy. Finally, the captain jumped in the shark infested water, and didn't want to come back in. Then, a bunch of sharks pounced on the captain. All that came out was blood.

Kids, please play Roblox* or Minecraft or just come back later.

But the captain wasn't the only one who drank. So did the skipper. The skipper, jumped in. Wouldn't come out, and decided to swim under the boat. Suddenly, the two girls and the guy, the only ones in, were bumped about a inch. Sharks were eating the skipper. And they were flying upwards into the boat. Then it stopped. The girl with the nasty cut? Died. She was barely breathing. The two were deciding on whether or not to eat her. After a day, the guy fell in. With adrenaline pumping, he managed to get back in without the help of his mate. After 5 days, the grand total, they managed to find a rescue boat. Both of them did something semi-stupid, they jumped in the water and swam full steam at the boat.

They managed to tell the story, later at land.

Do you remember the guy who lived on some supplies for 76 days at sea? Mom won't let me read about it, but the guy made a Grab Bag, that saved his life. Dad wants me to make a list:
  • Crank Flashlight
  • Crank Radio
  • Water Purifier
  • Some kind of solar charging thing
  • Fishing line and pole
  • Fishing bait
  • Lots of rope
  • Mirror, to signal
  • Gun maybe?
  • Plastic Bag
  • Lots of Tupperware.
  • Clothes and blanket. And a pillow, if it will fit.
Thats about it, Please comment if you want to add more.

Oh and, have you heard about the $35 camp I went to? Actually, it was three days ago. I missed it because I was sick. Nathan told me about it. :(

Friday, January 21, 2011

Minecraft Redstone Engineering!

My TOOD is Redstone, a wiring used in Minecraft. Here are some pictures:

Redstone Silent Alarm
Notice how the pressure plate activates the light.
Pulling one of the levers close the doors and turn on the lights. 

 Don't worry, I will get a demonstration up and running!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Okay! Fixed homework. Mixed Blessing!

Well, I conquered my fear of calling support (I just get scared.) and tryed to fix SOS, my homework. It's working pretty fine.

Minecraft came with a update an hour ago! Music blocks and coloured wool and 'dispensers' that shoot snowballs, eggs, or ARROWS OF DOOM. Best update since Halloween! I can't think of anything BUT Minecraft, for some reason. For Mom: Hope you feel better!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Okay, AMEX made Pass, a reloadable card...blah blah blah. GIVE THE CARD.
Anyways, I got back on Facebook! YAY! I still like Twitter more though...

How did you like my Minecraft tutorial? That shows I am into it, and I promised to finish it by deadline. Anyways, going to go to church. They have STARBUCX. Yay. And I have Student Leadership meeting tonite. Student Leadership (SL) is a program where kids can sign up to be a supervisor or whatever. Not many kids sign up though. I do the checking in and stuff and what not. It's FREE, except you have to buy a shirt ($10) on the first night and wear it every week. It's nice, but if you ask why I am not doing Tech, it's because the guy there (they have teachers for some catergories) underestimated me, didn't like what I did, thought I wouldn't know what to do, and basically acted like I had the IQ of a rock. He also acted like I was going to screw up. Sorry, but I am takin' my money else where.

Friday, January 7, 2011

It's here! My Minecraft Tutorial!

Filled with snapshots (wasn't ready for video), this post gives you the most fun on your $30 of Minecraft!

I wake up on this island, GREAT VIEW BTW. But I am practically naked. So lets go find a-
 TREE! Score! This will give us lots of wood for future building!
 Hold down the left mouse button to punch the tree. YES. Punching trees dosen't hurt you, but this is a little time-consuming.
 Sheep! BAAA! Punch these critters to get wool.
 This is a great mountain!
 On the side of the mountain, I dig a hole for my house. If you are great at building, try making a three block tall house out of dirt.
 Hit I to go into your inventory. I AM SO CUTE. Notice the crafting box...
 Place the useless logs to make planks! Click the plank a million times to get some.
 This box is too tiny. Lets fill up the crafting box with planks to make a workbench!
 Place your stuff neatly. AND I MEAN IT.
 Plunk it down with the right mouse button
 Right mouse it again to get a bigger crafting box! Yay! Lets make some sticks to celebrate.
 Lets make a pickaxe. Make the shape of the pickaxe to make it.
Also do remember that if a craft is only two items long and wide at most, you can do it in Tiny Inventory.
 But I almost forgot to dismantle my workbench. This turns it back into mini size so I can pick it up.

 Lets get some coal. There seems to be some up there!
 YES! This is it! Coal! Mine it NAO.

 Piggys are friends. So lets friend it and lead it to a great and happ--
 DIE PIGGY! Unfortunately, Blogger did not let me upload the picture of Piggy's death. Besides, Piggy didn't drop any bacon.
 This is me making my house bigger.
 Darn, pickaxe broke. This happens when you use it constantly.
 Remember that coal? Make torches in your inventory or the bench. Now place it everywhere where there is dark.
 Pretty house!
 Okay, I made a STONE pickaxe. You get cobblestone (the broken stone) and make a pickaxe out of that instead of wood. This has more health, and makes mining more faster. Also, we can mine more precious materials.
 "Honey! Dinners done!" This is a furnace.
So we can cook stuff. Wood and coal work best for fuel. Fuel is at bottom, food at top.
I just noticed that our front door is wide open. So we made a door.

Remember to put it on the outside of your house.
Oh no, it's getting dark! Monsters like zombies and skeletons want to kill you as they spawn in the dark. That is why we put torches. Creepers blow you up and skeletons shoot you. So lets get inside.

That is how you win. Well, you CAN'T win. But it helped you. Admit it.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Boy Scouts and Camp!

Well, I have Scouts tonight, and Mom said I can go to camp! Not camp outs, but a special camp of fun. Well, one problem:

I have to buy THREE TROOP T-SHIRTS AT $12 EACH! Just of some dumb bulk order. Then, with $36 out of my pocket, I also can apply for CAMP. FOR $35! Plus, I HAVE TO BUY THE SHIRTS or I will be kicked out.

On the flip side, I got Nathan $15 for Christmas, and now he has enough to buy Call of Duty: Black Ops. Sweet. So we may be able to shoot each other into oblivion, even with a lighter wallet.

Sorry for the negative review, but I needed to get it (and a chore) off my back today. I WILL make up for it by making a Minecraft tutorial coming January 8, 2011!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

More Minecraft Madness!

Pretty much my TOOD. Last night I had a TOOD, but then I forgot. Dang. Well anyways, I was going to make a walk through and such, but I don't have time for that right now. I am going to play Minecraft some more, which is COMPLETELY AWESOME. I haven't shown you a picture yet, so, here you go:

Mr Steve, the Default Skin
 This is the Default Skin in Classic mode, which is free. Minecraft Alpha went up to Beta, and doubled in price. But it is still not the full price, so buy now!

So yeah, that looks cool and all, but is it PRACTICALLY FUN? Yes. IS IT CREATIVE? Yes. IS IT FREE? No and Yes. Buy.

In my last Minecraft blog post, I tell you what it is. In this one, I am so hyped up on this new update stuff.

Anyways, I found out my TOOD, not the one from last night though. In Minecraft, you do this to make matches:

That black rock is COAL. I would like to go out with Dad and get some coal to light up. So that is my TOOD.

And the best thing is, Minecraft makes everything realistic. AND SIMPLE!
Logs come from trees. You punch log. You get log. Craft log. You get planks. Make workbench. Make sticks. Make pickaxe. Make super-hyper-awesome-ultra-deluxe-castle with a lava moat. Yeah. Thats how it works.

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