Written by Cheryl Adamson
HEB cooking class
Where - The Woodlands
Wine - Inca - Torrontes (white)
Menu - Seafood
All - The food was great! Except the scallops
"What are kids interested in today?"
Interview with Trent Stalsby about Pokemon
Written by Pat Stalsby and Michael LeBourgeois
Michael & Pat: They have a newsletter for HARC where your mom goes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Your mom and I decided we would do it together since both of us can't talk as well. So we're going to find out what is Pokémon so we can make a newsletter so that the grandparents and stuff are wondering why all the kids like Pokémon. So what is Pokémon? Is it a person?"
Trent: its little creatures mixed in with real animals. I'll show you in a minute.
Michael & Pat: I thought Pokémon was somebody's name. Is it?
Trent: No, it's not anybody's name.
Michael and Pat: Is it something that you read? Is it a game? A TV show?
Trent: It's both. It's a TV show and a game.
Michael and Pat:Do you have it on your Nintendo DS?
Trent: Yeah I have lots of Pokémon games on here. This right here is an addiction Pokémon? It's a dragon. This is the same thing. There are three diction worlds. This is a volcano Pokémon. It's mixed in with some sort of dog. This is an alpha Pokémon.
Michael and Pat: Who is your favorite character?
Trent: Ash. He's like a teenager. This is my person on this game. His name is Ethan. The other one on my other games are called locus.
Michael and Pat: So his name is Ash? Is he the best guy?
Trent: Yeah, on this game I can battle Ash.
Michael and Pat: So people are trying to beat him?
Trent: Yeah he's one of the Elite 4s. Have you ever heard of one of those? They're like champions at stuff.
Michael and Pat: They're the Elite 4s of the Pokémon's? So all of these guys are Pokémon's?
Trent: Not Pokémon's, they're Pokémon trainers but they have Pokémon's.
Michael and Pat: So when you play do you usually play on your DS?
Trent: Yeah. There are Nintendo's and then Nintendo DSI's. I have all of them except for DSI Elite.
Michael and Pat: Do you collect little cards for Pokémon?
Trent: You mean like the playing cards? Yeah. I used to have some. You don't play with them. You just collect them. The game can run on Play Station II and Play Station III.
Michael and Pat: Mostly guys do it or girls do it too?
Trent: Sometimes girls can. Cause you can play with a boy and a girl on this.
Michael and Pat: Those are just character names?
Trent: Some of those are just trainers. The one with the hat on is Ash and the other one is May.
Michael and Pat: What's the difference between a trainer and a Pokémon?
Trent: The trainer is a normal persona and a Pokémon has moves and can battle each other.
Michael and Pat: So Ash is a good person?
Michael and Pat: There are other bad people too? Who are the other people?
Trent: The ones named Team Rocket and Team Galactic are bad.
Michael and Pat: So they are characters?
Trent: Some characters are bad and some characters are good. You want to beat the bad guys and save the Pokémon's. If the bad people beat them they can take over the earth. Ash and my person are both good but we just like to battle sometimes for practice.
Michael and Pat: We saw a photo on the Internet that looks like a watch. What is this machine?
Trent: It is called a Pokewatch. If you find one some people will give you apps for Nintendo DS.