Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Restaurant: Pike Place Chowder
Location: Pacific Place Shopping Center, 4th floor, Seattle

This photo of Pike Place Chowder is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Address: Pacific Place Center • 600 Pine St. 4th Floor • Seattle, WA 98101
Type: Rings and Tentacles
Name: Fried Calarmari
Price: Just under $11.00 (not including tax)

                  Calamari Conquest: Alyssa's Point of View.
                                The Calamari was very good and not to crisp but not to soft. Comes with Cajun Aioli (dipping sauce). The calamari looks like rings and tentacle squid things. The Calamari also comes with seasoned fries, which personally isn't really my favorite. I would give this 4 squids (AKA stars)


                 Calamari Conquest: Robbie's Point of View.

                            The calamari at Pike Place Chowder was some of the most delicious tentacle and ring calamari that I've ever had! Other than the few burnt ones, only one or two, all of the pieces were tender, crisp, and prepared almost to perfection! The meal also comes with seasoned fries (delicious) and aioli, which makes the calamari even more delicious. I highly recommend stopping by this place if you're passing through the area.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016



     This new series will be about things to do without screens. In this series we will tell TRUE stories about things we did on our days we call NO SCREEN DAYS. This will be our first story and will be telling about the kite flying.

Kite Flying Morning
and Windy Frisbee

      We were at a beach and took out our kites. My kite was a Giant Panda. Remember Giant Pandas are endangered, so lets keep an eye on our furry friends. Robbie's was a frog and to go deeper into detail, it was a frog with a long tail. The kite often swooped and dived. My Panda kite was a kite (LOL) and had about 5 steamer like things dangling off. It seemed more balanced than the frog but could of just caught the breeze. 

As my mom and I ran up the small  hill, I gripped my kite handle and ran as Mom shouted "GO!!!!!!". As my kite began to search for a breeze like Sherlock Holmes, It began to dip. I freaked out and began to back up and release more string. Truly I don't know if I was doing it right, but my kite began to rise and let out more. It then started drooping again and I managed to get it back up and the cycle continued for what felt like years but was only minutes. "This is so fun! People should do this more often!" I exclaimed. We did this for almost an hour. 

Robbie tripped once and we got it really high! But I was exhausted so I went and put my kite away. "Hey Lyssie! Catch!" Mom said as she launched the Frisbee at me. I caught it as I moved to the side, into the path of the Frisbee. I through it back expertly, but that darn wind! It went what looked like miles away as my mom went to catch it. "Oops!" I said, my brain blushing. Windy day. No wonder it was a good day for kites! Not so much for Frisbee. 

As Robbie came on over with his kite in triumph, Mom got distracted an almost hit the car throwing the Frisbee. I ran over to grab the Frisbee and hopped into the car. "I flew my kite the highest" Robbie was probably thinking. He even flew higher than Mom! I sighed as I hopped into my booster seat (Yes, yes I know I'm in 4th grade. I'm just short!). I got buckled, leaned my head back, and thought, "What a fun morning!"


Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Restaurant: The Hook; Seafood, Broiler, and Spirits 

Location: Edmonds, WA
Address: 18521 76th Ave W Ste 101, Edmonds, WA 98026
Type: Steak, Fried
Name: Salt & Pepper Calamari 

Calamari Conquest. Alyssa's point of view.

The Hook's breading on their calamari tastes like chicken tender breading. Their calamari stays together and still isn't chewy. It tastes good and comes with a lemon and Aioli (dipping sauce). I would recommend to this to omnivores.


Calamari Conquest. Robbie's point of view.

The Hook's steak Calamari, 'Salt and Pepper Calamari', was outstanding in every way. The appetizer came with around eight pieces of fried steak Calamari with a side of Aioli sauce. It had great tasting breading, and wasn't soggy. The Calamari didn't fall apart and was nice and tender. It wasn't crisp, but it also wasn't super soft. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good meal of seafood.



One distraction at time, the long waited for blog, now is open to public because of this one amazing post! Today we will be introducing our selves to you guys... Right NOW!!

I am Alyssa, a 10 year old girl that lives somewhere over the rainbow. 😝 Just kidding! Anyway, I will be doing blogs on here with my brother Robbie and my silly puppy😝. Here are a few things about me; my favorite hobbies are reading, video games, and cuddling my family. My favorite color is green and I love nature. I like turtles and trees and also, don't make fun of me, LOVE school. I might even code a game on here because I like to code and use my imagination. My favorite book is Mr. Lemoncello's Library, but I mainly love every book but that one is really good. Some of my main video games I play are Minecraft, Tomodachi Life, Terraria, and apps on my tablet. Currently I am writing a chapter book called Eagle Eyes. My favorite animal is a Red Fox, even though I don't know to much about them. Otherwise, it's defo a dog. I like to camp and to shop. One of my favorite TV shows is Brain Games. I like to keep a steady beat and love music. I sort of prefer music over PE but still am excited to do the PE games. I love art and have a Unikitty that I painted with my mom and hangs on my wall. I am defo not the most organized kid, but whatever. I love sports and play softball and soccer. I can improve in many ways but I still do it. I am pretty quick on my feet to, making me better at batting and running the base, and out running other people in soccer. I have a comic strip called The Amazing Adventures of Goldfish and Frog that I will be posting on our blog. My favorite board game is Munchin and my favorite card game is Machi Koro. I play the violin and have a mini business called One Scrap a Time that sells cat toys, Pick up pals, and eyeballs. Not creepy. That was were we got our name One Distraction at a Time. Kinda tells about us. Distractions... LOL. On our blog we will be doing book reviews, One Scrap at a Time related stuff, and other stuff. 

Hello there, people I don't even know who are reading our blog! My name is Robbie, and I have a very talkative sister, as you can probrobly tell from her bio. I'll tell you a little about myself (because I have to), but with brevity. I live on earth in a vaguely known plot of land called home. I'm a fairly introverted person, and as a result, kind of an outcast (everyone expects boys to be physical and social). I don't mind though. I've got books, video games, an awesome sister, an incredible mom, and my imagination. I like to put myself into different situations in my mind, almost always inspired by other things, like Star Wars and Minecraft. I'm a quick learner and am very organized, although I sometimes seem hard of hearing (which I'm not). I have a few friends, but all I need is my sister and parents. I hope that whoever is reading this comes back to our blog every once and a while to check back. Have an awesome day!

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Sorry about that mini bio. It was specially typed by Roco herself. But you probally can't read Roco talk so here is a translation of it.

Hi I am Roco. I like carrots. I like kissing people. Especially Robbie. I like to cuddle mommy. I wake Robbie up in the morning to do business I don't even need to do. I'm a dog yo. I love to sleep on Alyssa's lap when she reads. Will you pet me? If not I will turn you to ashes. Rar. -Roco (puppy)