Blue Sky Tag || ALSO I GRADUATED!!!!!! || 2018 Edition

Hi everyone! Today, I’m doing the Blue Sky Tag again! (If you haven’t read my first tag, check it out here!). Thanks, Hailey, for tagging me!

ALSO GUYS THIS IS THE FIRST BLOGPOST I’M WRITING AS A *GRADUATE*!!!!!!!! I still can’t comprehend it either, honestly.  I FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL. (also this Blue Sky tag was Hailey’s first blogpost post-high school, and I’m very excited about how perfect that is)

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The rules for the tag are: thank the person who tagged you and answer their 11 questions, then tag 11 more people and give them 11 questions to answer. So, here are her questions and my answers!

  1. Why did you start your blog?
    Believe it or not . . . I don’t really know? I initially started it to log some random thoughts that I had, and posted little life updates on it. This blog is now LONG DEAD, but its successor, which is still semi-active, is here.
    THIS blog I started to write more legit blogposts on, once I was more accustomed to writing things to post on the internet. So basically, I started blogging because I’m a chronic oversharer. #oops.
  2. If you could have dinner with any one person who’s alive right now, who would you choose?
    Hmmm…..in creative terms, I would have to say someone who’s pursued their dreams and been successful, so maybe someone like Abbie or dodie. In more practical terms, probably someone who’s done something cool in my field. (MY WORD I’M A COLLEGE STUDENT NOW I’M SO PROFESSIONAL)
  3. Favorite book of the Bible and why?
    For the Old Testament, definitely Proverbs. I love all the pieces of wisdom that are contained within it, in such easy to read form. For the New Testament, it’s less certain, but I really love First Corinthians. It’s such a beautiful book.
  4. Favorite music genre to listen to?
    Well, considering my music just went from pop to christmas to movie soundtrack to musical to kpop to classical? I DON’T KNOW MYSELF??? I think mostly indie (though I’m really bad at finding new artists to listen to SO GIVE ME YOUR RECS). But also a lot of pop. (also whatever Taylor Swift is??)
    Also fun fact about me! 9 times out of 10, I’m shuffling all of my music on Spotify and it’s a wild ride, honestly.
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  5. What’s your earliest memory?
    I have some vague ones of being in the car (particularly one of my mom telling me not to kick the back of the driver’s seat, which, WOW my legs were short enough to be able to kick the top of the back of the driver’s seat). I also have several of my mom playing with me, and I specifically remember when I was practicing piano (age 6 maybe?) and was very frustrated and bit the edge of the music stand. The teeth marks are still there.
  6. What job would you be great at, and what job would you be horrible at?
    I’ve said many times that a job I’d be amazing at would be those minimum-wage customer service jobs? Like those at McDonalds or stuff like that–I love working with people and serving people, and I honestly just think that would be an amazing working environment for me. If it weren’t for the fact that it’s not really sustainable.
    A job I’d be horrible at would be, ironically, what I’m planning on doing: a office type, sealed-away, mad-scientist job. I love working with people, and a job like that wouldn’t be fun, or good for me.
  7. Dream vacation spot?
    Definitely the Maldives or Bora Bora (or Hawai’i. I’m not picky). I’ve not been to any beachy-islands, but they are sO PRETTY. I WANT TO GO SO BADLY. But also Europe, because exPERIENCE.
  8. When writing, are you a plotter or a pantser?
    HA I don’t write! But I would definitely be a pantser, I think, if I were to write. (Case in point: Hailey tagged me in this over a year ago, and I’m just reading the questions and writing the post now . . . less than a day before it goes up!)
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  9. What makes you angry?
    So many things, honestly, but not many of which actually matter (#oops). Some include: people underestimating homeschoolers, people UNDERESTIMATING homeschoolers, PEOPLE UNDERESTIMATING HOMESCHOOLERS, and PEOPLE UNDERESTIMATING HOMESCHOOLERS. It’s a rather extensive list.
  10. What accomplishments in your life are you most proud of?
    THE FACT THAT I FREAKING GRADUATED???? LIKE, I FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL. I AM A FUNCTIONING ADULT WITH A SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION. But aside from that? I placed 7th nationwide once for Science Olympiad, which is super nerdy but which I’m SUPER proud of, if only for the reason that I managed to get that far. I’m also really proud of the memoir I wrote after being in Science Olympiad, and several blogposts (and all of blogging in general). I’m a simple person to please XD
  11. What has God been teaching you lately?
    Along with the fact that I GRADUATED and the fact that I MOVE OUT IN 71 DAYS, it’s just been a huge season of change for me, and it’s been hard coming to face that. uGH.

I tag:

  1. Lisa at Inkwell.
  2. Kara at Beautifully Broken.
  3. Julia at The Barefoot Gal.
  4. Maggie at Dreaming of Guatemala.
  5. Nichole at Thoughtful Inklings.
  6. Vanessa at Simply Me.
  7. Evangeline at An Odd Blog.
  8. Charley at The Miss Charley.
  9. Riley at Riley Aline.
  10. Maddy at Little Bit of Sunshine
  11. Hannah at Plottinger Twist

Go check out all these lovely girls! They all have such fun and amazing blogs. 🙂

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The rules are as follows: thank the person who tagged you and answer their 11 questions, then tag 11 more people and give them 11 questions to answer. (And if I didn’t tag you but you’d like to participate, please do!)

  1. How do you spend your money? Are you more of a saver or a spender, and what takes the most of your money?
  2. What is the pettiest thing you’ve ever done?
  3. Would you rather have a lot of acquaintances or a few close friends, and why?
  4. What book do you first remember reading?
  5. What is your most recent/most recent God-moment? (for those who don’t know, a God-moment is a moment that just works out so perfectly, and afterwards is just so apparent that God had his hands on the whole situation)
  6. If you had to choose between blogging and whatever other creative pursuits you have (writing, YouTube, photography, etc), which would you choose, and why?
  7. What are the books that you recommend to people?
  8. What language do you want to learn/have learned?
  9. What makes you angry? (same question as Hailey’s, because I’m so interested!)
  10. If you could eliminate one weakness from your life right now, what would it be?
  11. What is your top love language?

And that’s it! Thanks, Hailey, again for tagging me! What makes YOU angry? I’m so interested in finding out! ALSO! I’m looking for reads for my summer reading list. Drop me alLLLLLLL your recs!

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Random/Weird Thoughts 3

By this point, I’ve become fairly well-known for posting random thoughts that twist your brain. My first two posts are here and here. So here are some more random thoughts for your enjoyment!

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  • Why is it called “after dark” when it is really “after light”?
  • Is it good if a vacuum really sucks?
  • Why do we say “Something is out of whack”.  What is a whack?
  • Does the reverse side also have a reverse side?
  • How did a fool and his money get together in the first place?
  • If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?
  • Why do they call it the Department of Interior when they are in charge of everything outdoors?
  • Why do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?
  • Now stop singing. ^^
  • What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
  • Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
  • What hair color do they put on the driver’s license of a bald man?
  • Why do you press harder on a remote-control when you know the battery is dead?
  • If they squeeze olives to get olive oil, how do they get baby oil?
  • How do “Keep off the grass” signs get where they are?
  • Why does your nose run and your feet smell?
  • Why does an alarm clock “go off” when it begins ringing?
  • Why do we sing “Take me out to the ball game” when we’re already there?
  • Why does “fat chance” and “slim chance” mean the same?
  • Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?
  • Why are women never blamed for leaving the lid down?
  • Why do they call them buildings? Shouldn’t they be called builts?
  • What’s another word for thesaurus?
  • Can vegetarians eat animal crackers?
  • Would a fly without wings be called a walk?
  • What is the speed of dark?
  • How come you never hear about gruntled employees?
  • What was the best thing before sliced bread?
  • Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
  • If the temperature is zero outside today and it’s going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be?
  • Why do toasters always have a setting so high that could burn the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?
  • Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They’re both dogs!

 

The Blue Sky Tag || Tags (umm, duh) || In which I do a bunch of self promo that I didn’t intend to and also lots of gifs

Hey everyone! I was tagged by Abi Leah from Happily Abi for the Blue Sky Tag! Thank you, Abi!

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Rules:

1.Thank the person who tagged you
2.Answer their 11 questions
3.Tag 11 people
4.Give them 11 questions to answer

Questions and Answers!

  1. What is your favorite song?
    Um. So I’m pretty sure it’s not possible to only have ONE favorite song, but I really  like True Colors (particularly this cover), Oceans, as well as anything HAMILTON (duh?!), and this Roar/Brave mashup
  2. What new restaurant//cafe//coffee shop have you been to recently?
    Hm. I don’t really go to restaurants/cafes/coffee shops, but I’d love to!
  3. What books do you love to read?
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    Anything historical fiction! Also non-romance contemprary, and not-too-gory mysteries/crime/stuffs. As for authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Agatha Christie, Beverly Cleary, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (also ps my GoodReads is in the sidebar: follow me there *googles “how to self-promo bc I can’t”*)
  4. What is your favorite type of music?
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    Well, I’m a big fan of classical, because I’m a musician, so I like to listen to talented persons. 🙂 Aside from that, I like soundtracks: the Sound of Music, The Fiddler on the Roof, and lots of stuff like that. My “About” page has a rather comprehensive list of music that I like.
  5. How do you come up with blog posts? IM BRILLIANT.
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    No, but seriously. I do a bunch of book reviews, so there’s that. I also do Currently posts and Monthly Recaps, and also some Bullet Journal posts, and a bunch of random stuff that I randomly decide to do, like recipes and crafts, and thoughts, and….yeah, just *stuff* that I come up with.
  6. Why did you start blogging?
    Initially, I wanted to make a website showcasing all the things I had learned from doing rocks and minerals in Science Olympiad, so I started a small website (which is still active but which I will not link because it’s so cringy) that included a small blog filled with random thoughts that me as a middle schooler had. (and also thus why my site is called RocksandMinerals4Him) Many of these thought posts are now at my blogger blog (which I don’t really use anymore either).As for this blog, I had to create a WordPress username for a cooperate blog for school, so I made a blog then. I randomly decided to post my New Years Resolutions for 2015 one day, and then just got started “officially” blogging!
  7. What is the best thing to do on a rainy day?
    Stay inside and knit! knittingfuriously

    Or read. Or cook food. Or blog.

  8. How has this month been so far?
    Well, there’s only been 6 days (at the time of writing) so far, so I mean, it’s not been bad. Lots of school, blogging, stuff. The weather’s been pretty nice so far, so I like it.
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  9. What do you love to do outside of school//work?
    This question has mostly been answered up above, but I love to play music, knit, read, cook, and pretend I can do artsy things.
  10. What is your favorite comfort food? Hmmmm….I don’t know. I think it varies with how I feel…cookies, ice cream, chips and dip, cheese…it’s all junk, hehe.COOKIES ARE THE BEST THOUGH. HAVE YOU SEEN ME BLOG ABOUT COOKIES YET?
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  11. Where is your favorite place to visit?
    THE LIBRARY. or Barnes and Nobles. Or anyplace with books.
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I just realized that I hyperlinked a. lot. of things. Like a. lot. Ooops sorrynotsorry

Tagged Peoples

  1. A Girl Saved by God’s Grace
  2. Gabriella from A Heart Redeemed
  3. Bernie from A Bounce in Your Step
  4. Bonnie from Bonnie’s Blessings
  5. Brooklyn from Brooklyn Writes
  6. Hayley from Flourishing by Restful Falls
  7. Jeneca from Jeneca Writes
  8. Hailey from Now All I Know is Grace
  9. Chloe from Rustling Thoughts
  10. Brooke from Sunflower Soup
  11. Grace from The Girl Upstairs

My Questions

  1. What’s a memory from your childhood that’s particularly vivid?
  2. What is your favorite music artist?
  3. What are your pet peeves?
  4. What takes up too much of your time?
  5. What websites do you visit the most often?
  6. What is something that you’ll NEVER do again?
  7. What’s your favorite drink?
  8. What’s the most illegal thing you’ve done?
  9. What’s your favorite smell (if you have one?)
  10. If you wrote an autobiography, what would you name it?
  11. What place do you most want to travel to?

AAAANNNND that’s it. Thanks again, Abi!

You May Be A Science Olympian If…

Part 1 (Homeschooler edition)

I was thinking (that is a good thing). Science Olympians do a lot of things most people wouldn’t. And it’s weird. And because I’m obviously NOT PROCRASTINATING on studying for Science Olympiad, here is a list of things Science Olympians do.

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You may be a Science Olympian if…

  • Mission Possible sounds more right to you than Mission Impossible
  • Likewise,  Sounds of Music sounds more right to you than The Sound of Music
  • You’re more excited about the new event list being out than you are about summer break
  • Christmas break to you basically means “Two weeks of Science Olympiad and no school”
  • You have random maps of colleges in your brain
  • You judge people from different states based on how good their state is at Science Olympiad
  • You follow someone on Instagram just because they’re a Science Olympian and sometimes post sciency pictures.
  • You can appreciate how big size 10 font is
  • You have experience with drilling holes through textbooks
  • You’re known to write long scientific incomprehensible ramblings for biology
  • You’re known to write long confusing essays with scientific words in them
  • No one understood your biology project
  • You engage in a discussion as to whether Sharpie ink is able to add a noticeable amount of weight to an object (helicopters)
  • The final conclusion to aforementioned discussion is yes, Sharpie ink DOES add too much weight. (helicopters)
  • You hands perpetually have superglue (or any type of glue, really) on them (helicopters/ELG/Wright Stuff/bridges/towers/boomilever/anything with balsa wood)
  • You can say that you’ve gone to the fire station to ask how high their ceiling is (helicopters/ELG/Wright Stuff)
  • Similarly, you know exactly the dimensions of all the rooms with high ceilings in town (helicopters/ELG/Wright Stuff)
  • The people at the recreation center know you by name (building events in general)
  • Your kitchen counter is full of soda bottles, foam trays, plastic lids, and other miscellaneous recycling that cannot be thrown out on penalty of death (Bottle Rockets/Wind Power/Forensics)
  • You follow mineral pages on social media, rather than people (rocks and minerals)
  • You identify stuff you find on hikes (ornithology/forestry/rocks and minerals)
  • You collect insects/rocks and minerals/fossils for fun
  • You’ve been to the point where even Google is not useful –>
  • You’re learning to writes ambidextriously so that you can write with both hands to save time (CJAP, WI/DI, ExD)
  • You know how scary Splenda packets, foam cups, and plastic stir sticks can be (WI/DI)
  • Your procrastination abilities far exceed those of your friends’
  • Your friends don’t question anything you give the explanation “it’s for science” for.
  • You have the best friend group on the planet
  • You spend your New Year’s Eve discussing the social psychology behind New Year’s and New Year’s resolutions…because why not
  • You find yourself discussing earth’s magnetic field with your friend group
  • You discuss whether being consistently late is accuracy or precision while waiting for said consistently late persons
  • You’re exceedingly brilliant-for instance, you close your eyes while looking in the mirror and wonder why you can’t see yourself
  • You draw on your forehead with Sharpie as part of “scientific experimentation”
  • You constantly make jokes about dying…and oftentimes actually cannot see how you’ll be able to survive
  • You and the other Science Olympian are shipped at church
  • You’re unimaginably excited to “study,” better known as “socialization.”
  • You stay overnight at the coach’s house to study
  • You write “You May be a Science Olympian If” blogposts instead of actually studying for Science Olympiad.

Rant: Pokemon Go

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Not having a phone, I’m usually pretty far behind on current ‘popular’ trends. In this case, Pokemon Go. Yes, I just said it again.

My friend L told me about this new game, Pokemon Go, a couple of weeks ago, and since then, I have been BOMBARDED with Pokemon Go EVERYWHERE!

For those of you who are even more behind than I (I doubt there are many), Pokemon Go is a game basically, where you look for little Pokemon thingies that are scattered around the world, and collect them. Sort of like geocacheing, but electronically.

Part of my annoyance with this game is because I think it is a good idea! It makes people actually get out of the house, and go looking. I’m also very much motivated by collecting badges, achievements, and other stuff like that, so collecting Pokemon thingies (I have absolutely no idea what they’re called XD) is very appealing to me. And I have absolutely nothing against having electronically obsessed people getting out into public and, well, doing stuff!

What I don’t like, however, is how it’s pretty much taken over the world. I can’t think of something else right now that has been so talked about. I’ve found it in real life, on YouTube, and basically all over. the place. Basically, it’s gotten to the point where I’m really really mad at the entire world for even starting this trend.

Yeah, I get it. People like this game and they want to share to the world that they do. Fine. BUT IT DOESNT MAKE ME ANY LESS ANNOYED. NO SORRY POKEMON DONT SHOW UP ON MY BLOGROLL, MY YOUTUBE FEED, MY DESKTOP, GOOGLE, THE WORLD, OTHER HUMANS PLEASE.

And also, it’s kinda creepy. People stopping in random places, and you’re like, yup, Pokemon. The other day, there was a group of teenage boys stopped in front of my house, and I was totally freaked about it, but then realized that they were probably Pokemoning and not planning a robbery or a breakin.

So y’know, if you know where I live and play Pokemon, there’s one in front of my house. XD

Sigh.

I’m realizing that my ranting right now isn’t actually because I’m mad at Pokemon designers. I’m mad because I want to try it. And I’m also glad that I don’t have a phone and can’t do it.

Ugh.

Random/Weird Thoughts 2

A little more than a year ago, I did a post about random/weird thoughts that people (that is, not me) thought up about the weird things that happen in this world. Since then, I’ve come across more of these thoughts and wanted to make another post about them, since I LOVE reading these and twisting my brain. ^^


Have you ever wondered…

 

  • Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?
  • Why women can’t put on mascara with their mouth closed? (this I’ve never tested, but according to all the YouTubers I’ve watched, this looks to be true)
  • Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
  • Why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes?
  • Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?
  • You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don’t they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!
  • Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?
  • Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?
  • Why isn’t “phonetic” spelled the way it sounds?
  • Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
  • Why are there flotation devices under airplane seats instead of parachutes?
  • How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the morning?
  • If 7-11s are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the doors?
  • If nothing sticks to Teflon, how do they make Teflon stick to the pan?
  • Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of a drive-up ATM?
  • Is there another word for synonym?
  • Where do forest rangers go to “get away from it all”?
  • Why do they report power outages on TV?
  • If you lick the air, does it get wet?
  • Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always clear?
  • Why do they call them “Free Gifts”?  Aren’t all gifts free?
  • If a 911 operator has a heart attack, whom does he/she call?
  • If you can cry under water?
  • How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?
  • If money doesn’t grow on trees then why do banks have branches?
  • Why do you have to “put your two cents in”…but it’s only a “penny for your thoughts”? Where’s that extra penny going to?
  • If you drink Pepsi at work in the Coke factory, will they fire you?
  • Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They’re going to see you naked anyway

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Funny Road Signs

School…..ick…..I’m glad I have a few blogposts stored up to use.

As mentioned often before, I really like funny stuff on the internet. Here are some of the funniest road signs I’ve seen so far.

natives

Is there going to be a bad consequence?

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What do they want, expect you to fly?

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I certainly hope the person who designed the sign went to preschool!

suv

Definitely. We all appreciate you pulling your huge SUV right in front of us when we’re driving at 45mph.

stacked

One way, two way, I sound like Dr. Suess.

rain

I mean, that was just soooo not obvious. There is NEVER water on the road when it rains.

drunk

Is the guy drunk, or what?

deadend

Literal dead end. Wow.

cows

What’s up there? A farm? A barn with no floor? That’s kind of freaky. On the other hand, there’s the possibility that the cow’s going to get killed on its way down and then you’ll have fresh meat….

circus

Wow. That’s rough. Circus, anybody?

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Notices, notices….

plz die

Where did the tax money go?

Sign_Caution careful of your focus

Read the fine print!! (For those who can’t read it, it says “Also, the bridge is out ahead”.

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