Category: What Happened This Month

What Happened This Month: April 2017

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picture credits, editing mine, feat PicMonkey

Happenings-

  • Science Olympiad States happened.
  • Spotify finally started working on my computer 😀
  • I arranged Bohemian Rhapsody for flute, trumpet, 2 trombones, and tuba (tho we’re not going to play it XD)
  • Watching Moana and finding Lin Manuel
  • Finding out that Hangouts is slowly shutting down

Awesome-

  • Getting lots and lots of bookmail 😀 😀
  • When you actually prewrote blogposts to cover the week you were going to be really busy
  • Finding the song you’re playing in band in a meme
  • Chocolate bc Easter

Awkward-

  • When Hamilton doesn’t count for your history curriculum, even though it’s the only history you’ve done all year
  • When people interrupt your music with ads for their music. Like, guess whose music I’m not going to listen to next? Definitely not yours…
  • Waking up right before your flute lesson then spending the whole lesson choking on air bc allergies
  • When you get SO MUCH BOOKMAIL but the covers don’t match so you can’t do a photoshoot
  • When you’re procrastinating doing something that you’re doing to procrastinate on something that you’re procrastinating on
  • When your Spotify weekly is ON POINT

That Moment When-

  • When you title your essay “In Which My Brain Started Working Faster Than My Hand and I Started Mispelling Things . . . Then Ran Out Of Time (the title of my memoir, probably)” to show that you’re a serious essayist
  • You get 2x the likes on Insta because you’re posting b/w photos. Like…I’m not even good at b/w photography??

Practicing-

  • Wyman’s Silvery Waves Original Theme with Variations, piano (finally finished this one!)
  • Bach’s Inventio 5, piano
  • Bach’s Inventio 14, piano
  • Rondo in D Major by Mozart, flute
  • Flute for band:
    • Lincolnshire Posy
    • Suite of Old American Dances
    • The Stars and Stripes Forever
    • Exaltation by James Swearington (what a name)
  • A few jazz pieces for Bari Sax that I play on bassoon for jazz band
    • A String of Pearls
    • Blessed Assurance
    • Carnaby Street
    • Chattanooga Choo Choo
    • Pennsylvania 6500
    • Sweet Georgia Brown
    • and several others

Blog News-

It was a bad month for blogging 😄 I didn’t get to do any commenting on other blogs, and didn’t have time to write blogposts other than book reviews…sorry about that 😄

Posts-

Links-

Stats-

  • Views- 269
  • Visitors- 175
  • Countries Viewed From-
    • United States
    • Australia
    • India
    • United Kingdom
    • Canada
    • New Zealand
    • United Arab Emirites
    • Philippines
    • Netherlands
    • Brazil
    • France
    • Venezuela
    • Ireland
    • Germany
    • Mongolia
    • Spain
    • Malaysia
    • Italy
    • Vietnam

 

Media This Month: April 2017

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Musical Finds-

Cool Blogposts Read

I didn’t read many blogposts this month, due to that thing called LIFE. Here are the legit two I saw XDD

10 Things About Books I Shall Give Vague Pterodactyl Screams Over And Then Fall On My Head (by Cait @ Paper Fury)

Positivity (by Bonnie @ Bonnie’s Blessings)

Great Videos Watched

Twitter Finds

 

What Happened This Month: March 2017

OKAY SO UM 1/4 OF THE YEAR IS OVER ALREADY AND I’M NOT OKAY WITH THAT

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Highlights-

  • FINDING THAT THERE ARE MELANIE DICKERSON BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY SYSTEM
  • Daylight Savings Time (either started or ended idek) and IT’S STILL LIGHT OUT AT 7PM
  • The one snowstorm of the season in which it snowed approximately 3 inches and also occurred on the week of
  • Spring Break!
  • Hitting 100 followers on Twitter (@sqq100, follow me)
  • Science Night at the homeschool group, where I got to talk about rocks and other science things, scream about science, and bust a helicopter. ’twas very lovely
  • Not exactly a highlight, per say, but WordPress changed their layout at least twice

Awesome-

  • When Easybib massively upped their MLA 8 citation game #thelifeofastudent
  • Figuring out a friend has EDS because of his symptoms (seriously. My entire week was made)
  • Winning giveaways!
  • Showing the best friend Cait’s blog and him liking it
  • When this happened

  • Surprising your friend and having a fun girl’s day out
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Awkward-

  • When your AP Lang teacher assigns a 5-7 page paper to due over spring break
  • When it’s 3 weeks after spring break and you still haven’t done the paper yet
  • When your mom finds videos of you when you were in that awkward phase and plays them on the large-screen tv
  • Chocolate covered ginger. The chocolate and ginger flavours don’t mix, but it’s still good (#TraderJoesForLife)
  • When the neighbors are using a snowblower on<3 inches of snow
  • Writing formal emails

That Moment When-

  • There’s 65 copies of 1984 in your library system but you’re still 23rd on the holds list
  • You kinda want a white minimalistic Insta theme, but also still kinda want a colourful theme
  • You can’t type because you’re rapping

Practicing-

  • Wyman’s Silvery Waves Original Theme with Variations, piano (we’re *almost* done with this one omgns)
  • Bach’s Inventio 5, piano
  • Chopin’s Valse Op. 64, No 2; piano
  • Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, piano
  • Andante in C major, flute
  • Flute for band:
    • Lincolnshire Posy (what the composer was on while he was composing, I don’t know)
    • Suite of Old American Dances
    • The Stars and Stripes Forever
    • Exaltation by James Swearington (what a name)
  • A few jazz pieces for Bari Sax that I play on bassoon for jazz band
    • A String of Pearls
    • Blessed Assurance
    • Carnaby Street
    • Chattanooga Choo Choo
    • Pennsylvania 6500
    • Sweet Georgia Brown
    • and several others

Blog News-

Posts-

Links-

Stats-

 

  • Views- 393
  • Visitors-226
  • Countries Viewed From-
    • United States
    • India
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • United Kingdom
    • Canada
    • France
    • Malaysia
    • Philippines
    • Spain
    • United Arab Emirites
    • Norway
    • Japan
    • Singapore
    • Brazil
    • Greece
    • Italy
    • Germany

 

Media This Month: March 2017

lookit, another month where I forgot to keep track of my favorites! (I’ll learn sometime…we hope XD)

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Musical Finds

Cool Blogposts Read

Growing Older by Katie Grace

Running Out of Time by Olivia

You Might be Homeschooled If….(Don’t Fill In the Blank) by Abbie

Great Videos Watched

Twitter Finds

What Happened This Month: February 2017

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Highlights-

  • Science Olympiad invitationals AND Science Olympiad Regionals. (What is SciOly?)
  • Doing a cover reveal for Rebekah Eddy!
  • Learning the words to Guns and Ships (because, it’s of the highest necessity)
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Awesome-

  • Instagram stories
  • Winning a book giveaway
  • ARCs
  • Library trip
  • Actually having some sort of an instagram theme
  • Finishing the entirety of Hamilton in one sitting
  • Reading an really inspiring book and arranging music inspired from the book after reading it
  • When you’re at the library and there’s this kid being trained for a library job, and you legit know everything that he’s learning just because you come so often
  • When you realize that google photos can open straight onto PicMonkey
  • When you find typos in a book

Awkward-

  • When you don’t really tweet all month so have no points for your monthly recap post
  • When you write a blogpost about InCoWriMo but then don’t actually do it…
  • When you spell “adrenocorticotropic hormone” right but misspell “secretes” #scienceolympiadanatomy
  • When you realize that you have an essay due….yesterday at 5pm
  • Realizing how bad you sound on violin
  • When you attempt to go downstairs quietly so as not to wake up your family, then end up tripping and falling down the entire flight of stairs
  • You spend 2 minutes searching up “not esteemed synonym” when you could have just searched “esteemed antonym”
  • Going to piano lessons when you haven’t practiced piano in a month

That Moment When-

  • Your computer is really confuzed as to whether you use PicMonkey or Pinterest more and try to suggest both at once when you search
  • You realize that all three of your “music” tabs have Hamilton open
  • You realize that the plural of analysis is made by changing out the vowel, so analysis to analyses
  • You learn that meconium (a newborn’s poop) comes from when the baby ate its own skin particles in utero
  • You have 151 tabs open and suddenly one starts playing music

Practicing-

  • Wyman’s Silvery Waves Original Theme with Variations, piano (we’re *almost* done with this one omgns)
  • Bach’s Inventio 5, piano
  • Chopin’s Valse Op. 64, No 2; piano
  • Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata
  • in my defense I didn’t have piano lessons nearly all month, and almost all of January too, so
  • New music for flute for band:
    • Lincolnshire Posy (what the composer was on while he was composing, I don’t know)
    • Suite of Old American Dances
    • The Stars and Stripes Forever
    • Exaltation by James Swearington (what a name)
  • A few jazz pieces for Bari Sax that I play on bassoon for jazz band
    • A String of Pearls
    • Blessed Assurance
    • Carnaby Street
    • Chattanooga Choo Choo
    • Pennsylvania 6500
    • Sweet Georgia Brown
    • and several others that I’m too lazy to stand up and go look for right now

Blog News-

Posts-

Links-

Stats-

  • Views- 352
  • Visitors-222
  • Countries Viewed From-
    • United States
    • India
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Germany
    • France
    • Canada
    • Hungary
    • Singapore
    • United Kingdom
    • Indonesia
    • United Arab Emirites
    • Philippines
    • Brazil
    • South Africa
    • Romania
    • Mexico

Media This Month: February 2017

*cue me scrolling through an entire month’s worth of YouTube history, WordPress reader, Blogger reader, and Twitter*

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Musical Finds-

YOU GUYS. THIS IS A BLOGGY FRIEND

Cool Blogposts Read-

You Should Homeschool by Naomi

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Rainbows Shouldn’t Be a Sign of Our Pride by Hayley

Bonnie’s Opinion: I am Pro-Choice?!?!

that’s why our ribs are cages by Clara

Great Videos Watched-

k so like this is an accurate representation of me singing Hamilton

and because BABY

Twitter Finds-

 

What Happened This Month: January 2017

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Highlights-

  • 50 followers on the blog!!! Thank you guys!

50followers

  • Deciding to write the 7 in 2017 with a bar through the middle
  • Getting a new president (and me live tweeting the inauguration)
  • When all the people in your family finally get at least two digits in their age
  • Playing The Stars and Stripes Forever in band, and alternating between the first flute and piccolo part, which are both SUPER HIGH
  • Helicopters, and also finishing an entire SciOly event withing 2 weeks

Awesome-

  • When you realise that you’re basically British, because only the British say “realise,” “flautist,” and “numpty”
  • When you realise that Peter Hollins made a “Hallelujah” cover
  • Writing blogposts you CANNOT WAIT TO PUBLISH
  • Making cookies instead of doing school
  • SNOW (granted, it was mostly ice and there was about 0.5329849875cm of it, but who’s counting?)
  • Babysitting adorable kids
  • Finding out that your friend also does SciOly
  • Figuring out that playing scales while reading is the best thing ever
  • Having someone from “Harassment” calling your teacher during class
  • Not having flute lesson during the one week where you barely picked up your flute

Awkward-

  • Writing on your resume “assisting youth in creative endeavors” when in reality you helped 2 kids make crafts.
  • When you realise that the lyrics to “Baby It’s Cold Outside” are actually really creepy
  • When you ask a question in class and the teacher answers “Thank you for asking! I agree!”
  • When a spammer comments on your blog saying that the audio quality on your blog was superb?!?! EXCUSE ME I DONT HAVE AUDIO ON MY BLOG
  • Time signatures of 2 1/2 over 4 (WHO DOES THESE THINGS?)
  • Leaning over out of bed to turn on the radio, then falling out bed and bruising yourself.
  • When you get up to go to the bathroom during that awkward timeslot where it’s too early to get up and too late to go back to sleep
  • Google docs on mobile. Nuff said
  • When you’re the only one in physics class who know about the properties of mercury
  • Being the only girl in class
  • When you get all excited to use the stamp that’s been lying in your room forever…then realise that it’s a Christmas stamp and it’s not longer appropriate
  • When you twist your ankle really hard by standing up when your legs are both numb
  • When you instinctively double tap an insta screenshot someone sent you

That Moment When-

  • You have a blogpost scheduled to be published in 7 hours and you haven’t written it yet
  • You get a text that says “So I have something to tell you, but you can’t tell anyone (esp family members) and try not to scream ok?”

no-screaming

  • You’re logging hours for PE for this semester and realize that you literally haven’t done any PE since the first quarter
  • You open twitter to tweet about something, then tweet about something else instead but end up tweeting about said event
  • The teacher tells you to simulate testing conditions for your practice test, and you instantly turn on music
  • You find a bar of 4/4 in a piece of 4/4 music
  • When you spend 15 minutes addressing an envelope for a recommendation letter and then forget to give it to the person you’re asking the rec from.
  • You complain about how busy you are, then go do Chinese and find that you’re learning about the words “busy” “business” and “time”
  • You go to the computer to print something and end up eventually with a stack of printed paper 8 inches think…but you still don’t have that one sheet you were going to print
  • YOU FINALLY REALISE THAT THERES A WEEK BEFORE THE FIRST SCIOLY TOURNAMENT OF THE SEASON AND YOURE NOT READY

Quotes-

Me: “Is it socially acceptable to put gifs on resumes? Because I really want to put this gif on my resume”

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Me *looks at milk carton*

Me: “Man these milk people are good, they found a way to keep milk until 2017!”

*crickets*

Practicing-

  • Wyman’s Silvery Waves Original Theme with Variations, piano
  • Bach’s Inventio 5, piano
  • Chopin’s Valse Op. 64, No 2; piano
  • Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata
  • New music for flute for band:
    • Lincolnshire Posy (what the composer was on while he was composing, I don’t know)
    • Suite of Old American Dances
    • The Stars and Stripes Forever
  • A few jazz pieces for Bari Sax that I play on bassoon for jazz band

Blog News-

Posts-

Links-

Stats-

  • Views- 452
  • Visitors- 220
  • Countries Visited From-
    • United States
    • United Kingdom
    • United Arab Emirites
    • India
    • Canada
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Netherlands
    • Finland
    • Taiwan
    • Denmark
    • Ireland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Philippines
    • Thailand
    • Switzerland
    • Belgium
    • Singapore
    • Aruba
    • Indonesia
    • Russia
    • Sweden

Media This Month: January 2017

Usually I do a “What Happened This Month” recap every month, but this month I’m going to try something different. The WHTM posts are getting really big and hard to load, so I’m splitting it up into a “Media This Month” post with the new media I found this month and a “What Happened This Month” with a monthly summary and highlights and stuff.

We’ll see how it works.

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Musical Finds-

Just…ALL THE HAMILTON. But aside from that,

Cool Blogposts Read-

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How Are You So Productive, Aimee by Aimee…who knew?

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21 Answers to the Question “What are You Planning to do in Your Future?” by Rebekah

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16 Things I Learned in 2016 by Autumn

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My Dad, Mostly, by Olivia

Great Videos Watched-

Twitter Finds-

So, how did you like this? Do you prefer this separate from the rest of the lifestyle stuff? Are there other categories would you like to see?