Funny Answers Pt. 11

Question  Hi, Average Boy,

Where is the most exciting place you have ever lived? I live in Japan. It is really different from America. By the way, I love your stories!


Answer Hey, Buffy!

Yes, Japan is way different from America! For instance, they have a different word for everything! I've never been to Japan, but I hear it's really nice.

The most exciting place I've ever lived is in my tree house. I lived there for a week after what I like to call, "The Great Science Experiment," but what my dad calls, "The Day We Had To Get New Carpet.” It was pretty exciting sleeping out there! Anyway, thanks for reading my stories!

Your friend and mine, 

Average Boy

Question  Dear Average Boy,

I have a friend I would like to keep in touch with. I was hoping you might have some tips. In the summer we sometimes see each other at the library and we call each other on the phone, but that's all. I'm worried she might move away. So I'm hoping you can answer my question.


Answer Hey, Yvonne!

You see each other and talk on the phone? It sounds like you are doing a good job of keeping up with her. Phone and in person are the best ways. You may want to try sending her smoke signals. I tried that with Billy once, but he said it just looked like I was shouting. Plus the people who had to swerve their cars around the fire in the middle of my road seemed a bit annoyed. I guess some people don't know the importance of communication! But it sounds like you do. 

Keep calling and meeting her, and you guys will stay friends-even if she moves away!

Thanks for the e-mail! Hey, e-mail is another great way to stay connected! I don't live near you, but we're friends!

Your friend and mine, 

Average Boy

Question  Dear Average Boy,

I think you’re soooooo funny! I hope that you always stay at Clubhouse, so that my kids will be able to have Clubhouse magazine and read “Adventures of Average Boy”! I’m only 11 so that probably won’t be for a while. For now I’ll just read them, and hope that Bob Smiley will stick around!


P.S. Allykat is my basketball nickname!

Answer Dear Allykat,

My nickname in basketball is “The Bench Warmer.” I love basketball! I sit next to “The Water Boy,” and we have a blast at every game! Thanks for the letter. I’ll try to keep writing until you are married and have kids. Thanks for reading and for the e-mail!

Your Friend and Mine,

Average Boy

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