Friday, May 18, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
1. What is your favorite App? (even if you don't have a smart phone I'm sure you've played around with someone else's)
2. You have to come up with a book title on the spot- what is it? (don't think- just say!)
Aw, poop. Moving on...
3. You are given the choice between laughing at everything- always, or never being able to laugh again. Which would you choose?
4. What natural disaster scares you the most? (tornado, hurricane, earthquake, flood, etc)
5. What time do you wake up each day? What time do you go to sleep?
6. (question courtesy of Katie) Who's your daddy, and what does he do?
7. What's the craziest dream you've ever had? (like an actual dream- while you were sleeping)
Anyway, hope you're having an awesome Wednesday, friends! Whatcha doin today? Do tell, do tell. :)
Monday, April 16, 2012
Check out this etsy shop! Isn't it so AMAZING!? I started working for my friend Jessica, who is the OWNER (yes, owner) of this shop. I started working this past Saturday, sewing tags and cutting out pieces of fabric for the pillows. Fun stuff, my friends. Fun stuff. I love it. :) Plus, I get to tell her some of my ideas for pillows and we could possibly make them. SO COOL, right!? :) Mwhhaha. Yes, it's so cool.
These are my favorites from her shop...
So snazzy, I know. :) Check out her shop and comment which one's your favorite! Tell me!! Please, reader. I gotta know what you like. :) And you can like her stuff on facebook too, if you want. Go here for that cool stuff.
Hope you're having an awesome Monday! Cause mine is really boring. The end.
Friday, April 13, 2012
But then I got in trouble because I jumped in a puddle that was in the street.
Plus, if it thundered while I was in class all the kids would scream. Thinking about it now, it's sort of hilarious because we all had high-pitched voices. So...you know. The screams still echo in my mind. Call me scarred.
Though I feel bad for my teachers. Seriously. What if they've become deaf?
But I still love rain. No matter the cost. :) Is it raining where you are right now? Do you even like rain? Or is it just me? Anything awesome happening in your life today? I'm going to go see Mirror Mirror with my friend in the afternoon today. Let's hope I don't drown on the way.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
1. Would you rather have your life be a constant vacation or always stay home?
2. What is your favorite book? (it can be any book! cook book, picture book, whatever!)
Seriously, tell me it's the best book ever.
3. You have to be on a reality tv show- which would you chose?
4. What is your favorite form of exercise? (running, zumba, step, etc)
5. What is one thing that you've never tried but are CONVINCED you hate? (foods, activities, etc)
6. Do you have any hidden talents?
7. What's the best prank you've ever pulled?
Anyway, hope you're having an awesome day, person on the other side of the screen! Just ate 5 spring rolls...ah, soooo good. And in an hour heading over to my friend's house to watch Nacho Libre. Fun stuff, my friends. Fun stuff.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The first kiss, my friend. Yes, yes. You heard me right. The first kiss.
I have no boyfriend and I don't think I want one until after high school...but I don't know what's going to happen between now and then. If for some reason some random guy is going to pop out and say, "I WANT TO KISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!" What do I do? Seriously, people. :) THIS IS SERIOUS!
I've got boundaries. Nothing past kissing until marriage, my friends. Just putting that out there in words. BOOM! I don't want to give myself away so easily to any guy, you know? Though back to the...uh...you know. Kissing part. I've heard many different preferences and they're all over the place. Like, "Go ahead and kiss a guy. It's just a stinking kiss." Or other people are like, "SAVE IT! SSSSAAAAVVVVEE IIIIITTTTT!!!!!"
And I just don't know what to do. If I should, save the first kiss for the engagement day or wedding day, or just kiss the guy. I dunno.
So, what do you think? Keep it or give it? And if you're married, did you save your first kiss or did you give it away?
Okay. You gotta tell me. It's killing me. And do you want me to die? I hope not. Because I don't feel like dying today. Or for a really, very, long, loooong time. Amen.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Anyway, I'm basically writing this post just to let you know that I haven't forgotten. Though I'm sort of "burned-out" on what to write about on my blog... Ever get that way? Where you just don't know what to say sometimes? Most people write about their daily-life on their blogs, but I don't really want this blog to be that sort of place. I haven't exactly figured out what this place is, but don't worry. I'll keep on keeping on (posting). :)
So days have been filled with school, reading books, rereading the Hunger Games, going to the movies today for the Hunger Games, and JEEEESUS. Going through emotions (like any other girl my age. Geez, story of my life). Figuring stuff out. Experiencing craziness. And...finding God in the weirdest places. Finding the places that I love. Trying not to pee in my pants while hanging out with people that are HIL-LARRY-IOUS. Getting excited over nothing. Exhausted from everything.
But I like it.
I like it a lot.
And that's what keeps me from posting these days.
How've you been, my friend?
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
But I had to wait four hours+ in line to see it. It was fun cause I with some friends. :) Ahh...fun. A lot of people had copies of the first book in hand...so they read it while they waited. Man, I can't tell you how much I wished I had one of those. haha I don't own my own copy of the Hunger Games series! I know, it's INSANE! haha But one day, I will buy them and re-read them and...yeah. All that good stuff. haha
Hunger Games Emotional Rollercoaster (so stressful. haha)
Finally, sitting in the theater. Lights get dim. Okay, reader...the last few minutes of waiting for the movie to start I got so nervous. I don't know why. Don't ask! haha I thought I could pee in my pants or something...which happened to be my worst fear at the moment because I didn't want to have to go pee in the middle of THE HUNGER GAMES!! Geez. Who would want to do such a thing?
You see the people. The different lives. The Capitol. District 12. Katniss. Gale. Peeta... And then...the Games.
Seeing it. Man, it was intense. Or at least, I thought it was. :) Then while I see everything Katniss and Peeta go through I wonder,"Would I survive in the Hunger Games?"
The Hunger Games movie was pretty good. But after all of this, I'm telling you, the books are better. WAY better.
Have you seen the movie yet? Favorite scenes? Characters? Quotes? Let's discuss! :)
Friday, March 16, 2012
I can't get it off my mind. The horror movie I watched. It was called, "The Grudge." Maybe you've heard of it? I dunno...it was creepy. And jumpy. It was about this kid who ate people and lived in a person's attic. Terrifying, right? More like, HORRIFYING. I was with a bunch of people I didn't know and so once the first scene happend I was already screaming, "NO!! NOOOOOOO!!!!" and hugging this girl's knee that I didn't even know.
Yeah, I'm weird.
The people I was with were "Experienced Horror-Movie Watchers" so with me...all wimpy and dorky and such a middle-schooler...it was sort of hilarious. I was like, "Yo, dude. I am FREAKED out!"And...yeah. Every jumpy scene I screamed.
And that was the night my reputation was ruined.
I was known as the girl with the scream that was scarier than the horror movie itself.Yup. A guy actually said that. He was like, "Woah! That girl's scream is scarrier than the movie!"
And I am proud.
Then somebody died and I just ran out of the room...and didn't come back. For one thing...I was scared. Number two...I...don't...know.
I was sort of forced to watched this movie. I had the choice to leave...and save myself from being mentally scarred for the rest of my life (geez)! But I didn't do it. I fell into peer pressure, I guess.
Peer pressure is hard. Because for me...running out of watching a horror movie sort of ruined my reputation. I was known as the girl who was a wimp and couldn't survive watching the entire movie. I'm not saying horror movies are wrong, I'm just saying that I didn't feel like it was right. I felt like I should've left. And so I did. And even though I felt embarrased because maybe if I had survived through that movie I could've made some friends...maybe those people weren't right for me. I don't know.
God loves fighters, not quitters...a guy named Robby Dawkins would say. Even when times are tough and something doesn't feel right, God's looking down at you sayin', "Wow, that girl was fighting for something good. I'm so proud she's mine."
Besides...I just gotta say, The Hunger Games movie is going to be WAY better than this. Seriously...the world will be watching.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Lately I've just been wondering, "Why?" Why the bad stuff continues to eat me (and people in general) alive. I think I get a break from it all, but I don't. It just keeps on coming. Like waves. Never ceases. Or so I think. I was rereading an entry in one of my journals I wrote a while ago and I read this (I know what you're about to read is sort of dramatic. But I don't know...I was just trying to describe how I felt):
"Silent waves. Silent drowning. Silent death. I feel so trapped. Honestly, it feels like there is no way out of this. That I will always, constantly die. Over and over again."
Everything I go through, I work through it silently. First, the waves come. Boom. Ouch. Man, that hurt. Then I realize that what happened is actually affecting me. Anybody got a band-aid? A deep, emotional band-aid? Anybody? Then I hide it.
And depression starts.
I close off. I "protect" myself. Which in the end I hurt myself more, because I block out almost everybody. Sometimes...even God.
"...he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave in the sea,
The bad stuff are the waves. The wind is the depression. The doubt are the thoughts that "you aren't going to make it". The tossing is the way you hurt yourself. Belief is faith.
Perseverance is hard. Really hard. Fighting against the tough stuff is one of the hardest things ever. And yeah, whatever struggle just popped into your head right now, that's your tough stuff.
Why, God? Why me? Why does all the bad stuff happen to me and no one else? Why do you let me go through this? Why do I feel so alone?
Jesus was thinking of you. When he was being beaten and dying on the cross, he was thinking of you. When people hated him for what he was teaching, he was thinking how it worth it was going to be for YOU. Yes, you. Whoever you are. Jesus IS thinking about you. About everything he loves about you.
And that he hates to watch you go through pain. He hates to watch people hurt you. And let me tell you this, somebody once told me that God tried to work it out with that person who hurt you. He's still working with them, but he tried to convince that person to turn around for good. But they didn't listen.
God is your shield. He's fighting for you.Hear all that bad stuff? See all that bad stuff? Remember God's with you. Always. Constantly. Remember that when you're walking through the lowest of the low times in your life, he's walking by your side. Even when you can't see or feel or hear him, he's there. He feels what you feel. He's crying with you. He's hearing the stuff people tell you. It hurts him too.
"Even now, (yeah, even when you feel like you could die)" declares the Lord,
God wants you. Even if all you have left is broken. Even if you feel like you could honestly die. He wants that. He wants to pour healing into those places. Pour deeper than any person could. He's capable of reaching your darkest places. The ones nobody knows about. He wants to heal you and love you. Care for you and give you hope. And yes, he's still thinking about you even though you're pretty convinced that he's completely forgotten.
Yeah, there's still the waves. There's still the wind. The doubts. The tossing. But there is still hope. There is still peace. There is still love. Remember that in your darkest moments. It's not over yet.
*Make sure you turn off the music at the bottom!