Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Awards and Such

A while back I was nominated for the Liebster Award and about two weeks ago I was nominated again by Tara at Tara Therese. I am embarrassingly finally getting around to doing this award that has an awful lot of stipulations that one must follow, but I'm okay with that because, hey, easy blog post idea.

Because every post needs pictures.

11 Facts:

1. For the past year I've been longing to switch to being called by my middle name. I have an average first name that I share with about 100 other people in my tiny school. Okay maybe not that many, but a lot more than I'd like. There's absolutely no other person with my middle name within a 100 mile radius from my house, or at least I estimate. But alas, at 16 the whole name changing thing would be quite the lost cause. A dreamer can dream though.

2. I can't choose a practical occupation for the life of me. I simply tell people I want to be a nurse (and hopefully/eventually a nurse practitioner), because at the moment it's the one that I would enjoy the most that wouldn't spur a dozen questions about job outlook or wages or what the hell is that even questions. Secretly I'd love to be a political scientist or a coroner/medical examiner or a journalist or a published author or all of the above, but school isn't cheap I hear.

3. I have this strange obsession with what my twenties will be like. I often get asked why I choose to be a nurse and not a doctor because I generally do well and enjoy school, but it's simply because I have this grand scheme of adventures and plans and fantasticness that I'm positive will take place in my twenties that do not involve medical school, a stressful no down time job as a resident, and a mountain of student loans that's in six digits. (Holy run on sentence. Please excuse that as I have no motivation to fix it. Hope you'll understand). I want to travel and eat strange shit and make friends and move cities and see Broadway shows and stuff.

4. I'm very afraid someone from my school will find this blog and put two and two together and realize it's me. Like very very very afraid.

5. I have this strange thing where I have strange dreams about doing strange things with celebrities. I've had frozen yogurt with Jenna Marbles (the Youtuber). I've opened a Mexican restaurant that only sold tacos with Ellen. I once went to Kylie Jenner's house and made sandwiches. I also played Candy Crush with Kim Kardashian in her limo. I even performed open heart surgery on Kim Kardashian and Buddy from the Cake Boss made a cake for the occasion (and this was all separate from the previously mentioned candy crush/Kim Kardashian dream). It's strange, I'm tellin' ya.

6. I've recently had this out of nowhere aspiration to be president. Like, a legit, for real, wanting to become president. I've thought about what policies I'd implement and what I'd do and say, but the odds of it happening are slimmer than a model's thighs. Also, I hear there aren't a lot of job openings.

7. I'm currently working to bring tie dye back into fashion. It's quite a shame it ever went out.

8. I'm an only child and I used to hate hate hate it so much. I have a good friend who was five siblings and I used to pray every night that I could be her (seriously, true story here people). It's an odd thing being an only child and not many people can understand what it's like. I guess what always got to me was the assumption that I was spoiled and had my parents never ending devoted attention all to myself. Or when people would say "wow you must be so lucky, I wish I was you." The grass is always greener.

9. I follow an embarrassingly high amount of "mommy bloggers". I'm pretty sure I've mentioned it before, but I'm running out of things to talk about on here. Not sure why I have such a compelling feeling to follow them, but hey, the kids are pretty cute.

10. I've been reading one week old blog posts for a solid three weeks now. I just can't seem to catch up. So if I comment on a post you wrote a week and a half ago, don't be surprised as I'm probably just now getting to it.

11. I really have been wanting to expand my blog for a while now but lack of time or energy or means to do so or all of the above have been keeping me from doing so. Hopefully I'll get around to it. Hopefully.

Questions from Tara:

1. Do you like to take distorted pictures of yourself?
Can't say I ever really have. But I'm sure it'll happen sometime in my strange life.
2. How would you describe yourself?
A stressed self conscious rad teenager who just wants to drop out of school and write shit and learn cool stuff all day.

3. What’s your best joke?
Why did the worker get fired from the calendar factory?

He wanted to take a day off.

4. If you had to change your name, what name would you pick?
I already unknowingly answered this in my 11 facts, but I would definitely make it my middle name. Or I would name myself Luna from the Harry Potter movies. I have a slight addiction to that girl.
5. Do you collect clothes tags?
YES. Unknowingly, but yes, especially if they look super cool and awesome. I always throw them on my dresser and think to myself "wow these look fan-freaking-tastic I can't just throw them away" and then five months later I begin to resemble a house from "Hoarders: Buried Alive".
6. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Probably hard shell tacos or homemade pub chips (or does pub chips imply homemade?).
7. Choose one: Famous, rich, or attractive
I wish I could choose one that wasn't connotationally self absorbed, but I can't. Most likely rich. Money gets you places. Sadly. 
8. Do you have a favorite letter?
Probably Z, because I love writing it in cursive. Or X because in kindergarten it never had a word that started with its poor self. It was always stuck with fox or ox, that poor thing.
9. Chocolate or peanut butter?
Hands down (or spoons down) peanut butter. Not really a huge fan of chocolate, but I could eat peanut butter out of the jar all day long. Believe me, it's happened.
10. Would you be chosen to act as Snow White or the wicked step mother?
(So I totally read this as "Who would you be, Snow White or the wicked step mother?" and because I don't want to re-answer this question, I'm going to keep my original one. Ooops.) 
My inclination to be different wants me to go with the wicked step mother because, hello, everyone else would choose Snow White. Like come on, the wicked step mother totally ran shit herself and didn't rely on the dad to do things unlike Snow White who couldn't even wake herself up. She relied on a prince to awaken her with most likely the worst kiss anyone could ever receive. But the wicked step mother no matter the story is totally independent and cynical and fantastic. AKA me. 
11. Which is your favorite hair color: pink, blue, or green?
Probably pink, but I'm not one to die my whole hair a non-natural color. Although I do have this thing for dying a strip of my hair different colors. My current favorite is red, which is basically pink, right?
My 11 Questions:
1. Favorite conspiracy theory?
2. Least believable conspiracy theory that you cling to as still being possible?
3. What piece of legislation would you enact to the world if we lived in a twisted society where the entire globe was governed by one person (aka you)?
4. Saddest moment of your life (let's get personal people)?
5. If you could give one piece of advice to a room of crowded people that were actually listening to you and not playing candy crush on their phone, what words would you utter out of your mouth?
6. Favorite TV show that would make you skip your cousins wedding so you could catch the season finale?
7. The oddest unknown fact you've every stumbled across?
8. Your biggest fear about your future?
9. The worst book you've ever read that you're still embarrassed you ever even gave it a try?
10. What is important enough to go to war over?
11. Favorite post(s) of yours?
Basically nominating the same people I did last time because I suck at that part. I'm also not nominating 11 people because I also suck at that part. 
Makayla @ Imperfect Fables
Purple Mist @ Insomnia Strikes

Kanra Khan @ The Emo Wolverine


  1. ermagerd thanks for the nomination :D (you spelled Khan wrong though but it's okay)
    Great detailed stuff btw. I had a "Im gonna be president!" phase for a whole year once lol but it wore off after I realized how impossible itd be xD

    1. Oh my goodness I'm quite embarrassed I spell your name wrong! I'll totally fix that and I'm so glad I'm not alone on the whole president thing haha! :)

  2. Thanks for nominating me!! It's eerie how similar we seem from reading your 11 facts.. I'm also trying to make the transition to my middle name (the first one is a cat's name, in my opinion), would love to become a journalist or political scientist, am in terror that someone I know could find my blog, and am an only child - weird, isn't it??

    1. Woah...that is quite weird how similar we are, but equally as cool. When I read your blog I often catch things that you say about yourself that basically describes me. So weird how this internet thing works!

  3. haha you are so funny. I always get the feeling my blog posts are not complete without pictures. I love your blog how did you make your banner it so nice mine needs updating