I know that this doesn’t seem like it’ll be about banana bread or anything happy for that matter but just trust me for a moment. Recently I have been more quiet, exhausted, and anxiety ridden because my schedule is so busy that I have to try to figure out how to fit sleep in. So I am naturally enjoying the things I wouldn’t get excited about and they are what get me from day to day. I have had a few people ask me if anything was wrong or if I was mad at them and I assured them that they were not the problem. But! I cannot wait for this weekend because me and Navy Blue Dress are going to make banana bread again this weekend and even though I enjoyed it a lot before, I am incredibly excited about it and am looking forward to doing it with my best friend. Especially since it will be her birthday in 12 days! I would also really like to tell every single one of you that even though it sounds redundant and cliché, I believe in you and more importantly, believe in yourself because I know you can do it and when you believe you can do it you’re already half way there. I am also glad to say that I will have my bestie there to also make sure I don’t eat all of the banana bread before we even sell it!
Have an amazing day and got do something you love with someone you love. ❤
We still aren’t don’t with The Great Gatsby in class and I only found that out after my English teacher thought it would be a good idea to have a discussion and read an article about it. We already had to do the BRAWL and that was enough, more than enough actually. I would have preferred to just have taken a test on the book instead of doing this but I am in AP so what he says goes. I would just like to politely disagree with what he says though. At least the year is half over and I can read more AP books for the AP exam next year; fun all around me. I think the more we talk about the book the more I don’t like it. It’s like setting your alarm to wake you up to your favorite song because you will hate that song really quickly since that’s what drives you to get up from your pleasant dreams and comfy sleep and wake up. I’m sure there are benefits to discussing and answering questions about The Great Gatsby in class but I think you can only analyze something so much before you don’t see any new connections or points of interests. It’s the same reason why it’s a good idea to have someone else read your essay or whatever before you turn it in since you have read it so many times that it’s hard for you to see the grammar errors and helpful hints.
It’s important to know when to move on and when it’s worth it to try something new.
Hello hello hello! My topic for today is not something that has a great connotation among students and isn’t fun to talk about but definitely needs to be prepared for; College.
I haven’t quite gotten that far in my life, but it’s just around the corner and I’m really scared and nervous but excited and happy at the same time. My english teacher is having us write to the CSU prompt to help us with college. I don’t particularly like the idea of writing anyways but doing it this way makes the most sense because we can ask him questions and do it and have it done before hand. Even if we don’t go to a CSU we can use it as our personal statement and tweak it a little if you have to.
I personally have no idea, literally, what I want to be or study. I think that’s really the part that scares me most. But I’m hoping for the best and preparing for the worst so I’m going to do what I can so that it is less to think about when I do figure out what to do with my life.
This video I attached is really cute and helpful and that’s why I put it on here for you guys. Even if your already in college, out of, or just starting these tips will hopefully help you and at least make you smile at the nice little video.
Enjoy guys! I’m going to go find my way to my bed since I’m exhausted but good luck on your acceptance letters if that’s what you’re doing for college right now! Love you tons.
Hello there! Good to see you again so soon! Sadly, I do not bring good news.
Like we have been, I am going to tell you how our english DIY project has been coming along and, well, the truth isn’t so good. Navy Blue Dress and I have put up the Google doc for people to sign up for the first food competition, which would have been today, but people just aren’t signing up. It is really heart wrenching to be so excited and ready for something like this and have it fall down flat in front of you. No matter though because we have a plan! What we plan to do is very simple. Navy Blue Dress and I will make and sell ridiculously fun and tasty treats ourselves. We were considering making things and having a competition, or rather food taste in this case, and just make it ourselves instead of waiting for nobody to sign up and do that. However, we decided against it because we’re so busy and we figured that if people weren’t even commenting about this saying they were going or even signing up then how would we know that they would show up this time. And, again, it would just waste our time and lower our spirits further.
So, thank you all for letting us talk about this with you but I guess that’s where this journey ends with us and continues with Navy Blue Dress and I. If you guys comment and like this post enough then I’ll put up some pictures of us making our recipes and maybe even put the recipes up here. I hope you guys do respond at some point though because otherwise it feels like we’re talking to a wall or an animal who just watches you while you talk and then goes back to grooming itself when your done, as if you hadn’t said a word. Or even a hot cup of coffee now going cold waiting for someone to come along and pick it up. The little things can also hurt and tear your heart a little too.
Hello my darling. How are you doing? Well, let this make your day even better.
A little about me. I love the little things in life. Who doesn’t? It’s what makes everything so special, creative, magical, and definitely nostalgic. The way the rain sounds when you are going to sleep. The moment when you come home after buying all of your favorite foods. How no matter grumpy, tired, or exhausted, you will always have your family there for you. Waking up to breakfast. Falling asleep in the car or on the couch and waking up in your bed. When things go better than planned or expected. Bumping into a guy and looking up and having your stomach do cartwheels. Staying at home, reading a good book with some tea and cookies. No homework. British accents. Accents in general. Holidays with your family.
Goble Goble. Hahahahahaha. Phew, I cracked myself up I’m just that hilarious. Just kidding. Our project is coming along nicely guys and gals and I can’t wait to spend that first night with all of you lovelies! Except, I really wish that Navy Blue Dress had put up the Google doc so that you all can sign up to bring some food if you want to and the dates aren’t up there either. I think I’m going to go over right now and put them up there. In light of progress though we have made posters, well, Navy Blue Dress has and we are going to put them everywhere we can so that the event will be huge! More food the better right? I agree!
So now we have posters and we have a bunch of social media profiles and stuff but do you know how hard it is to create a Twitter or Pinterest account for this thing?? Like how do you even pin stuff about what we are doing?
That’s enough for my two second rant, thank you for letting me do that since you are so kind enough as to continue reading this but you are probably now wondering, as am I, if I’m going to take this anywhere anymore. Probably not but it’s still fun to talk with you guys.
Okay, so I’m going to go and put up the dates, and they aren’t written in stone either but if we were to change them you guys will be given plenty of notice. Go and look at them and hopefully they will work perfectly with your busy busy schedule and then you can come eat some food with us! Just remember that if you do plan on making something please make sure you sign up and tell us so that we can know about how many tables and how much food is going to be there.
Parting is such sweet sorrow! I refuse to say goodbye in hopes that we will talk again soon!
How are you? Well I hope you guys are having fabulous weekends, even though it’s just about over. But I am so excited about the project that Navy Blue Dress and I are working on together! I was really glad and excited when she asked if we should just work together. But that’s not even the best part because I wanted to make sure that she knew we could do either of our ideas but it made me feel special and loved when she was all “no, I really like your idea and I would like to do it with you”. Hahahaha. I sound so dopey but it was one of those cute bestie moments that you giggle at and smile hopelessly. Well, the project is coming together nicely because I could tell that when we started this it was going to be a lot to put together, an trust me it is, but it’s a good crazy. So far we have made a Pinterest account, a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and a page on here, which you should totally go and look at it. If you’re curious at what the project is, or don’t know what I’m talking about then go and look at the home page an click the page that says “Eat To Cure”. As far as dates go we only have tentative dates right now which we’ll put up on the page so you guys can see them. I say tentative because for one, we don’t really know how many people show up (I hope we get to see a lot of you there and finally meet some of you beautiful people) and we don’t know if we’ll be busy on the days that we chose either. If we do change dates though we will definitely give you guys tons of notice in advance so that all of you can still come and be apart of this really exciting thing. I’ll put the links to all of our separate pages on this post and the page so that you guys can find out more about this and join us even. You don’t have to make anything, just come down, have some good food with awesome people and maybe even some coffee.
I really hope to meet some our you lovely people, it would seriously like make my life, not just day, but life. If there’s not enough of you guys on the first one then we won’t be able to do it any longer. Navy Blue Dress and I will still have fun making our own food and selling it but it’s still so neat to share this with all of you.
Here are the links to the different social media sites I told you that we have created. Take a look, follow or like them, and share this experience with us because it will only make it more special and better.
For the food competitions that we are doing for our english project we need help on deciding which foods to do. Try and pick your top three if you can. Soon we are going to add a page on here with all of the information for the competitions and winnings and everything so you can come and eat some good food and possibly win some money. If you have any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated and we’ll message you back.
Recently in English we have been having discussions about the Scarlet Letter. Instead of doing a socratic seminar, group discussions, or even small group discussions, we get to do twitter chats with the entire class including our teacher! Yes, I know what you’re saying, why is so great, well I’ll tell you. It’s so great because we get to go out of the classroom for a day, talk among friends, and it’s fun because as you’re typing your answer, thirty odd more students are doing the same as well. It also makes sure that people’s responses are short, only 140 characters, because when you do in class discussions they can get pretty long. Trust me, I know. If you are scared of speaking out, or just don’t like it, then this is especially good for you because they can read it if they want to and you’re not as pressured with the whole class’s eyes on you. You don’t have to sit there waiting for the person to be done talking either because everyone is adding to the same conversation at the same time and this helps ideas to flow more fluently and quickly and more people get to speak this way. For me, they help me understand what we’re talking about a little bit more as well because if I put my answer up, the my teacher’s question, and see someone else’s and think that it’s just amazing, then I can favorite it, retweet it, or even comment on it to tell them what I think. It also gives you helpful criticism on how you view and understand the book.
All I’m saying is that this is really neat and effective in many ways and I’m going to actually miss English class after this year because I don’t know if my teacher next year will do this. I hope you do this at your school, and if not, then I hope you can convince him/her to let you try it.
That’s all for now! Tell me what you think and what you’re experiences were if you have done this before.
My english teacher is so amazing that you will not believe what he lets us do in class! Every Fridays we will not be doing school work . . . at all. Instead he lets us pursue our passions, dreams, ambitions, and interests by choosing whatever we want to learn or try!