Friday, January 12, 2018

Winter Wonderland Tag

Helloooooooo again! So I figured I could get away with doing this tag because it's technically still winter. I mean, we're not even two weeks into January yet...

Tag Rules:
  • Link back to The Storybook Journal and to Cordy's blog(which I ADORE her new title!)
  • Answer the questions; think Winter-y thoughts! Include pictures, if you like.
  • Tag at least 3 other bloggers, or more if you're feeling ambitious. :)

1. Name a few things you love about Winter, and a few things you don't love so much about it.

I love winter because I get to wear scarves, boots, mittens, and beanies early in the morning. And my mom makes hot chocolate every morning for breakfast. 




The only two things I don't love about it is the traffic on the freeway and the super-mega packed stores. Like, "PLEASE I JUST WANT A PACK OF COOKIES! Can I just go before you?!"



2. When you were a child, did you "believe" in Santa Claus?

Of course! Who doesn't believe in Santa Claus? And my parents would always show me the movies that prove that he's real... (Elf, The Polar Express, The Santa Clause, to name a few!)

Frodo used to tell me that he never believed in Santa Claus because he was never told about him. But I think he's fibbing. What adult wouldn't tell little Frodo about Santa Claus? That's ridiculous!



3. Is there a book or movie that you really love to read in the Winter as opposed to other times of year?

Hmm, not really a book per say...


*gasps from readers* I KNOW! I'M SORRY... but movies for sure.

4. Is there a particular Christmas movie that you watch EVERY year as tradition?

We always watch Elf, It's Christmastime, Charlie Brown!, and the live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

And AFTER Christmas, we watch White Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, and Little Women



5. Do you usually get a real tree or a fake tree for Christmas? Who's in charge of decorating it at your house?

We always get a real tree. And everyone is mandated to participate. We turn on the stereo to 103.5 and everyone puts their special ornament. It's usually an ornament that you make at school. Mine was a blue ornament with my hand on it. Each finger was a little snowman and I made it in kindergarten. But it broke a couple of years ago... *tears*



We get a real tree in Bag End, too. One year, Frodo wanted to go and actually cut down a tree. I was against it but Bilbo was amused at the idea so we all went. It was bitter cold. He did end up cutting the tree down but it took him all day. Bilbo and I just drank tea while Frodo chopped away. He was really sore for the rest of the week though...  


Me when Frodo was chopping down the tree
6. Does your family usually stay home or go visiting (relatives, friends, etc.) on Christmas Day?

We stay home on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day we go to our relative's house. We all meet up at one house and stay there for hours and hours. This year, everyone is gong to be there. It's going to be crazy and I'm not really looking forward to it. 

~After Christmas~

Well, I actually DID enjoy myself. I got to talk to a lot of my family members that I normally wouldn't talk to. And I had Boston Creme Pie for the first time. MAJOR PLUS!

7. What does your family usually do on New Years Eve? Any traditions? Do you ever stay up till midnight?

We try to stay up till midnight but sometimes it doesn't work out. But this year, it worked out! One of my older sisters came over and I won at The Game Of Life.



8. Do you get snow where you live? If so, have you ever built a snowman and named him Olaf?

At Bag End, we get a very minimal amount of snow, which only lasts for about a week. And at home, we don't get snow. We just get sun, sun, and more sun. But we like to go to the mountains and play in the snow.


And yes, I made a snowman(in the mountains at home) named Olaf and spent a half hour shaping his head because I'm a perfectionist or something like that.

Hmph...
9. If it's snowing outside, would you prefer to go outside and build snowmen and enjoy it, or would you rather stay inside with a blanket and something hot to drink and maybe a movie or a book?

I would play in the snow, of course!



10. When do you start looking forward to or getting excited about Spring?

After New Year's haha :P

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And I tag:

My weirdo-of-a-sister Liah at Pics and thoughts and me

MovieCritic at Movies Meet Their Match

The Author at To Write Or Not To Write

SO that's it! Hope you all enjoyed your holidays and have many more to you! Warms hugs to you all!



Friday, December 22, 2017

Concerning My Inconsistency

Hi! Me again!


I was going to do a tag but I figured I should apologize for being so inconsistent.

I don't fully understand why I just stop blogging for a while. I mean, I want to blog regularly but it never works out the way I want it to! It could be that I don't put enough effort to try and blog regularly. But school and family and other stuff just tend to drain my energy. But a little something for ya, I saw The Last Jedi. I have a lot of feelings(which is why I'm using Inside Out gifs) about it but I figured I shouldn't say anything just yet. 


Other than that, I've been doing nothing really exciting. So yeah, I'm going to work on the next tag. There are SO many that I want to do!!! See y'all soon!


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

WORLD SERIES... ARE YOU READY FOR IT?!

I'm totally just coming on here spontaneously to say that we're going to win the World Series.


My mom has been so excited all day today and it's FINALLY going to begin! She said we have a "dream team" again so we're totally going to win this. We're going to make history.

We're even getting Wienerschnitzel for dinner, on account of the game of course. And my mom (almost) hates eating there because it's "not healthy".

You say science, I say healthy... tomato tom-ah-to
We've sung the National Anthem and we're waiting for Dad to come back with food. I'm so ready to eat some corn dogs and chili cheese dogs! Let's go, Dodgers!


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My Top Three Favorite Baseball Movies:

1. A League of Their Own. 

This movie is gold to any baseball-loving gal! Full of sisterly love and funny moments. We only own it on VHS so it's on our Christmas list this year! Liah and I love watching this movie every once in a while. It's a must watch on my list.

We quote this movie too much XD
2. The Sandlot. That one movie your parents finally show you because it's one of those "you're getting older now" movies.


Yes, yes, this quote is famous but it works wonders in everyday life
3. Angels in the Outfield. A Disney classic!


I think I've only seen it once or twice but it's a good movie that more people should watch.




Sadly, I don't know anyone who owns this movie. That's probably the reason why I've seen it so few times. And I don't have cable...

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I better scoot before my family gets upset that I'm blogging instead of watching the game. I can't believe that we made a home run on our first bat! *horrible victory dancing*



Who are you rooting for this World Series? Do you even watch baseball? Are there more baseball movies(or movies with memorable baseball scenes) that I missed?

Friday, October 20, 2017

Homeschooler Day at Six Flags aka BEST DAY EVER(explained with Zootopia gifs)

GUYS. This Monday was Homeschooler Day at Six Flags. AND I WENT.

WHOOP WHOOP!
I've never been to Six Flags before and I LOVE rollercoasters, so it was a dream come true for me. I wish you could have seen my face that day. I was the happiest hobbit on Earth. Just in case you didn't guess, I went on ALL of the rides. I'm very proud of myself. I mean, of course I want to get on everything but when you're in line for something like this...

This picture is of the ride Superman: Escape from Krypton
That's when you start to second guess your confidence. Anyway, I'm giving you spoilers to my fantastically amazing, unrepeatable day. 

Image result for judy hopps amazed gif
I walked in and I said, "THIS IS WHERE I BELONG."
                 
So after we parked, got into Six Flags, and met up with my friends, we went on our first ride. 


A few facts about Goliath:
  • It has a 255 foot drop, which is the 7th tallest drop in the world!
  • Its highest speed is 85 mph
  • It's 235 feet tall
So this drop is the length of the rollercoaster AND THEN you go into this underground cave. That's why it's 255 feet. I didn't know this when I rode it, you guys. I was really surprised.

A video for you...

And in line, we had the perfect view of Superman which scared my friend, Aiden, the entire time. Every time the ride would start and finish, he would keep on saying that he would NEVER go on. After the first seven times, I gave him a pack of Oreo's so he could say that he would go on and stop talking. But he didn't want any and we didn't hear anything else from him about the Superman ride.

After Goliath, we went on this ride, which is now my favorite...


This is Twisted Colossus! The line was fairly short for such a long track. It's built to have two tracks into one. The cool thing is that you go on both tracks during the ride. You go on the blue track first and then the green. It makes more sense to watch the video.


This ride used to be Colossus but was transformed into Twisted Colossus in the Summer of 2015. I rode with my dad on a separate car than my friends. So when we raced, I was able to say hi to all of them!
Me rambling and taking up too much room on this post
So I'm just going to list the rest of the rides we went on for you. Chronologically, of course.

After Twisted Colossus, we went on Scream, Riddler's Revenge, Superman, Tatsu, X2, the "Classic" Revolution(it was supposed to be virtual reality but they were getting it ready for Christmas...) and then Twisted Colossus again!

We are SO accomplished.
So that was my first time at Six Flags! I'll always cherish this day with my friends. This memory will shine bright in my long-term memory.

Thanks for reading my day at Six Flags with a bunch of crazy people. I hope you enjoyed! Bye!


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Tolkien Week Tag

Huzzah! I've kept my promise and I am going to finish this tag. RIGHT NOW. So let's get started...

1. How long have you been a Tolkien fan?

Since I was 11 years old, I think... After all-

But we are good at multiplying! I mean, adding...
2. Has your love of Middle-earth affected your life?

Abso-tutely-lutely! I don't know where I'd be without Tolkien actually. Every time something came up in my life, I would open up one of his works and something in there would help me.


3. If you had to take the One Ring to Mordor, which character would you choose for your sole companion?


Probably Sam. He's just the most helpful, encouraging friend any hobbit could ask for.




4. Which is scarier, Shelob or the Balrog?


Shelob. Hands down. I just can't with spiders...



I used a Harry Potter gif, you guys... throw all the rotten tomatoes now.
5. Which two towers do you think Tolkien was referring to in the title The Two Towers?  (i.e. Orthanc, Barad-dûr, Cirith Ungol, Minas Morgul, or Minas Tirith)

I always thought it was Minas Morgul and Minas Tirith because it was about the bad side wanting to bring down Gondor. That's good reasoning, right?




6. Whose wardrobe would you like to have?

My own *deep evil laugh* That would be awesome if they could make me my own wardrobe. Please? PRETTY PLEASE?! Fine, I mean, Eowyn's is pretty too. 




7. What do you think an Ent Draught would taste like?

Like water. But really intensely clean water. So pure and clear. Probably taste unearthly even.




8. Where in Middle-earth would you like to live?

Well, I already live in The Shire so other than that, I think I'd like to live in Lothlorien.




9. Do you have any Tolkien-related opinions that surprise other people?

I don't really have any other "friends" that have read the books/seen the movies. But, when I run into someone that has only seen the movies, I tell them that I like the books better. It usually gives a little shock to them. 


Also, I like the Hobbit movies but I don't like that they added a love triangle-thing in there. I liked Tauriel but they just... I don't get it. I think the only reason they added that was because they wanted more sales.


10. List up to ten of your favorite lines/quotations from the books or movies.


I don't have time for ten but tell you what, for the next nine posts, I'll put one of my favorite quotes. For now, my favorite is from The Return of the King.




Saturday, September 23, 2017

Happy (belated) Birthday Bilbo and Frodo!

Alright, I know I'm late but this week has been crazy busy for me! I had a wedding last night and this week was BEYOND packed with things to do.

Speaking of the wedding, my cousins are here from Georgia and yesterday the younger one(he's three years younger than me) comes to me and hugs me. And then he asks, "Guess who's birthday it is today?"

And I thought, "Aw! He thinks I don't know it's Bilbo and Frodo's birthday and wanted to surprise me! That's so sweet!"


So I said,"Bilbo and Frodo's birthday?!"

He laughed and said,"No, you dork! It's my birthday today!" I started laughing so hard and apologized. And then I told him that he had one of the luckiest birthdays in the world. He just rolled his eyes and walked away. I felt like a total idiot...


In other words, you remembered my birthday over your cousin's birthday, you weirdo.

Hey, at least it's engraved in my mind and I'll never forget after this. Besides, this post is dedicated to you and Bilbo so you're not supposed to be here!

I'm just looking! I also want to make sure you were going to say nice things about me to all of your readers *grins*


*rolls eyes* Why of course I would say all kinds of nice things about you! Especially on your birthday! *pinches his cheeks*

Paws off, Fawn! This is my personal bubble.

*groans* Then get out of mine! Hurry up before I call Bilbo...

Bilbo in his chair while we're arguing... again
If I stand behind you, am I not in your personal bubble anymore?

You can watch but no interrupting! Got it?!

Fine, Miss Bossypants, you win.


That's better. Now I believe I was about to tell you what we did for their birthday before I was so rudely interrupted. But, no matter! I shall give you a full and proper account of yesterday's festivities.

I woke up early and started baking loaves of bread and biscuits for the day. Then I woke the boys up, said 'happy birthday' and told them to go to the marketplace to get fish for dinner.

That wasn't pleasant...

*glares at Frodo* While they were gone, I made breakfast and prepared for second breakfast.

Breakfast was so good. We had eggs, ham, roasted potatoes, and fresh biscuits with homemade jam. It was so good. Great, NOW I'M HUNGRY!

Then stop shouting and go eat something instead of interrupting me!


With pleasure... I take my leave, my lady.

*busts up laughing* You're so ridiculous. Well, after they came back, we read outside until it was time for second breakfast. I made lemon vanilla pancakes with fresh blackberries. We miiiiiight have had a few slices of bacon with that...

*singsong voice* I'M BACK! You're barely at second breakfast?! 

You mean, you already ate?! That's... scary.

I know. After second breakfast, Bilbo and I went down to Tuckborough to visit our relatives over there. They had told us weeks prior that they had some gifts for us so we had plenty of time to get them gifts too. 

So I packed them some fruit, cheese, hard meat, and bread for elevenses to eat on the way there. And while they were out of the house, I made their cake for afternoon tea. It was a tea cake with a orange zest glaze.

Fawn put some candles on it and we invited Sam to come over and have a slice...


These weirdos thought they were going to get a huge cake! But it's not like we were having all kinds of guests over. So after a slice (or two) we talked with Sam for a bit about the garden and some herbs that Bilbo wanted to get. 

It was very... informational. That's pretty much all I can say about that. It's different reading about plants and their medicinal qualities than it is to talk about it. 

You're right but it was still rather intriguing to me. It's fascinating how much information Sam knows about plants! He's like an ancient natural-remedy doctor... or rather, he could be. Making potions and brewing teas! My goodness! TEA! I forgot about tea! *runs off*



I guess I'll just pick up where Fawn left off! Sam gave Bilbo a flowery plant that we could use for brewing tea. It's a purple flower. Anyway, he couldn't stay for dinner. But we got to eat baked fish with steamed broccoli and carrots. Oh, and Fawn made this very delicious cornbread-pudding-thing to eat with the fish. It was more like dessert, now that I think about it...

*sigh* Tea is brewing now.

I was just telling them about that really amazing cornbread thing.

It came out a lot better than I expected it to! We were so tired from that day so we didn't have supper.

But after dinner, we passed presents around. I gave Bilbo a wooden clock from Erebor. I had it sent to Sam's hole so Bilbo wouldn't see it.

That's right! I remember you telling me. I gave Bilbo a new flower pot to put Sam's flowers in. I may or may not have known about Sam's gift to Bilbo...

Oh suuuure you didn't. Sam gave me a carved bookend of a bird for my bookshelf. It's incredible. The details are so intricate. He said that he asked for this specific one three months ago. He's such a great friend.


What?! That's so cool! *pouts* I want one...

You can always look at mine...?

It's not the same! Anyway, I gave Frodo a leather notebook and a set of drawing pencils.

I'm going to use them for my animal sketches. My other one is getting really worn out. The pages are falling out and everything.

That's precisely why I got you a whole new set! Now you won't have to wait until Christmas!

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And that's it! That's how we celebrated their birthdays! I know I'll be a day late but tomorrow I'm going to fill out the Tolkien Week Tag. How did you spend September 22?