Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Reasons Why My English Teacher Has Concerns For My Sanity:

Does anyone else have that one group of friends that you just act insane around?  I certainly do. (We'll call them L, J, and A.)  And we all have English class together  I think you can see where I'm going with this. :D

Sometimes we do things we probably shouldn't.  We're not bad, don't get me wrong.  We're the "quiet" group, the group of nerds whom nobody at the beginning of the year suspected would do more than read books during class.  But it's true what people say-- "It's the quiet ones you've got to watch out for.  They're the thinkers."

Throughout this freshman year, we've been messing with our English teacher's mind.  For the purposes of this blog, I'll call her Mrs. Snickerdoodle. (That's not her actual name.)  Looking back at some of our recent shenanigans, I think she probably worries about us sometimes.  Here are just a few examples of why she has cause to question our mental stability:

Note:  Some of these are quite awful.

Reason #1:

Mrs. Snickerdoodle assigned a page in the Grammar book on reflective and intensive pronouns.  We were encouraged to get creative with our example sentences.  J and I exchanged grins, and you can probably imagine where this went.  We composed some funny ones, like "Way to go, Sherlock; give yourself a gold star."  and "Stephen hit himself with a stick." Then there were these:

"There's nobody in the world but myself and the Voices."

"We escaped from the asylum all by ourselves."

"I accidentally shot myself in the leg once."

"L, Rebecca, did you hide the body yourselves like I told you?"

Reason #2:

When asked to draw an inspirational poster for the football team, we all gathered 'round J's desk with our pencils.  The team was playing the Eagles that night, and after much debate, we drew a picture of an eagle being shot down by a knight with a flaming arrow.  The caption?  "The Eagles Are Going Down In Flames."

This occurred quite a few more times. Anytime we were told to make an inspirational poster for extra credit, we drew a picture of an animal burning alive.

Reason #3:

In October, when asked to write a scary short story, the four of us banded together.  Other kids in our class sketched together cute little plots about ghosts and Indian graveyards.

We wrote a bone-chilling tale about a five-year-old serial killer called "Little Timmy."  Little Timmy, as the story goes, has a friend named Paul.  But Paul isn't like most friends-- he lives inside Timmy's head and tells him to do things.  Timmy does Paul's bidding, which most commonly is murdering people by throwing them into an industrial-sized wood chipper.  Timmy then gets rid of the remains with a hose, and also the help of his large pit-bull, Cerberus.

Reason #4:

We sometimes exchange random tips on successfully hiding bodies.  We also like to tell creepy jokes in her hearing.

"What's the difference between a Ferrari and a pile of dead bodies?"

"I don't know. What?"

"I don't have a Ferrari in my garage."

Some of the looks on Mrs. Snickerdoodle's face are priceless.  Yeah, so... maybe it's time for us to give her a break. :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Hey peeps. :)

Well, I guess I can't really use that phrase now without sounding cheesy, seeing as how Easter is quite a bit in the past.  Ah, well.

Sorry (again) for not posting for a long interval of time.  I feel like I have to say that way too much.  I don't know... I just get so busy doing all these things I love... and I'm really excited about them for a while... and then the perfectionist side of me kicks in and gets really frustrated because I can't do everything... and it gets so overwhelming that I just quit everything for a while.  And then I come back, and the cycle continues.  Aargh. 

But nevermore!

No more "breaks" for me.  I'm going to post regularly if it kills me this time. :D

I'll do a real post soon, I promise.  Right now I've got to get my stuff together and run down to catch the bus....

Saturday, April 4, 2015

The "You Are Amazing and So Is Your Blog" Award

My friend Lydia from Through the Wardrobe had nominated me for this award:

1. Copy and paste these rules on to your award post.
2. Come up with at least 5 fun questions for your nominees to answer.
3. Nominate at least 5 people who you think are amazing and have an amazing blog.
4. List at least one reason why you appreciate the people you nominated.
5. Put this award on your sidebar or award/tag page if you were nominated.
6. Leave a comment on your nominees' blogs letting them know they've been nominated.

1. Favorite season?  Of what show?  OH, you mean like the weather!  (:D  Couldn't resist.)Winter.  I love the pure white loveliness and the snow and the hot-chocolate-fireplace-oversized-sweatshirt weather.  And also my birthday is in winter. :)
2. Favorite author?  L. M. Montgomery.  I've been obsessed with everything she's ever written since I read Emily of New Moon when I was nine.
3. Pens or pencils?  Pens.  I love the way they glide across the paper.  And colored ink is always fun.
4. Hoodies or sweaters?  Hoodies!!!  Sweaters are cute, don't get me wrong, but hoodies are the epitome of comfort.  It's also fun to wear ones with extra-long sleeves and flap your arms and hit random things or people with them... hehehe...
5. Favorite band?  Eh... does a duo count?  If so, then Florida Georgia Line. <3 <3 <3

I nominate:

Mia--  Mia can always brighten my day with one of her witty posts.  She's funny, good with words, and writes awesome stories.  Check out her blog The Idea Catcher here.

Chloee-- Chloee and I met through a pen pal service, and we've become really good friends-- seriously, sometimes I swear we were twins separated at birth.  She has a really cool blog called Yes I'm Irish where she posts about everything from life to writing.

Jess-- I love Jess's passion for all things period drama, LOTR, Anne of Green Gables, etc.  She cracks me up sometimes on her blog, The Diaries of Mannerbee Mansions, and on Google+. 

Jessica Joy-- She is so sweet and encouraging and so is her blog.  She has a great fashion sense and posts lovely pictures and poems. She writes at (Almost) Perfectly Pink.

Sarah Margaret-- I enjoy reading her blog so much.  She takes breath-taking pictures and she's very crafty with a crochet hook.  She blogs over at Trusting in the Lord.

Here are the questions!

  1. Chocolate or peanut butter?
  2. Skirts or pants?
  3. What is your favorite thing about spring?
  4. Sunshine or snow?
  5. What song makes you think of spring?

+I will be posting more this week... sorry for the break, I had several school projects to complete!
+I won second place in Hannah's Writing Prompt Challenge.  It was so much fun to read all the other entries!  If you want to go check them out, click here.
+Have a blessed Easter!