Wednesday, January 27, 2016

You Can Follow Me on Instagram?

This is just a really short note to let you all know you can follow me on my Instagram account for my other blog if you'd like. It's simply @karisatcollege or :) See y'all around!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

First Day of Classes! (wait, canceled!?)

So today was my first day of classes for my second semester. 

And, yes, they got canceled.

Well. Almost ALL canceled.

Sadly they didn't cancel my 9:00a.m class. *sniff* But everything AFTER that got canceled.

Because we got SNOWWWWW!!! We almost never get snow. So we were all really excited!!

It turned into a super chill (haha get it?) day. Played some games. Lounged in the caf. And decided to do a photo-shoot! I love taking pictures and generally I have no lack of willing model volunteers. It was snowing so heavily that it was absolutely gorgeous! My fingers kind of froze. (can't really wear gloves while you take pictures...) But it was so worth it cause I really had a lot of fun. 

I got someone to at least take one picture of me so I'd have it. See the pretty snow! :D 

Anyways, looks like this next semester I'm going to have about 15 hours of classes. (Unless I decide to try out for the play. They're doing the Sound of Music, and I have such a baby face I think I could play one of the kids pretty well. But I'm still unsure about the whole idea because it is a lot of extra time. Maybe I could just try out for the part of a nun or something...) Which is more hours than I had last semester. I have 9 am classes every day. At least its not 8 am! I'm hoping I'll settle in to everything nicely and it'll be a good semester. We shall see! 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

College Recap (and why I love microwaves)

Break has nearly come to an end. I'll be back at school soon. Classes start in a week. So lets talk college. And life. And college life.


Loads of new experiences happened last semester!

 People ask me all the time what I think of school. Is it hard? Have a boyfriend yet? Etc. etc. etc. (Anyone read that in the voice of that Indian guy from that musical whose name I can't remember? All I can remember about that is that quote and the fact that she had a giant hoop skirt dress the entire movie. Anyways...) My answer so often surprises people. (well, not the boyfriend thing lol they'd be surprised if I did respond favorably on the that note) The school work is not hard. Perhaps I just had easy classes last semester. I think I did. Either way they weren't a problem. The "hard" part of college was the social aspect. Like wow. I didn't realize how terrible I was at making friends until I went to college. But gracious. I'm practically a hermit! Ok, maybe not that bad. But really. Its not like I can really feel bad about it though. Cause practice makes perfect, right? And, well, to be quite honest I have never had to make new friends before. Its not like I ever went to school or moved somewhere new. So that has been a huge learning curve for me.

practice makes progress- Practice doesn't make perfect. My karate instructor used to say only perfect practice makes perfect, and then I heard Michelle Duggar say Practice makes progress.:

Another learning curve I went through was living somewhere new. It took me awhile to get used to it. They say it takes 6 weeks to form a new habit and that is kind of how it was for me. But I did get there eventually! And I'm not dreading going back next week, which is awesome!

I participated in some interesting new things too. Like going to a formal event for the first time. (I skipped on Prom. Shame on me. lol) Dressing up was fun! Though there was no dancing involved which bummed me out. Thought the whole banquet was Hunger Games themed which was pretty sweet!
Some of the girls on my floor. That'd be me in the black dress under District 4. 
I also got to act in a student short film. That was interesting to see myself projected rather giant-ly in the auditorium. I won't lie, that was pretty sweet. My first ever public showing of a film I was in! (even if it was only five minutes long LOL) I actually hadn't even seen the footage before it was shown so  I was kinda nervous. Like what if I looked awful!? It worked out. I didn't die. (Hurray!!)

You know what I really missed this semester? A microwave. That was random. But I got one to take back with me and I'm really happy about. I'm looking forward to hot chocolate and popcorn!!

Recipes in a mug are perfect to cook in the microwave to be ready to eat in minutes. All you need is a mug and a microwave! Find breakfast, dinners and dessert recipe ideas in a mug. Enjoy these delicious recipes.:
Guess what I've been pinning on Pinterest lately... 

So. Its 2016 now. A new semester approaches. So here's to another brave semester! I am going back, and I will be one step closer to that degree, an education, and a brighter future.

(Life. Did I say anything about normal life? Idk. lol. How about this. I got a car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) (With that and my microwave I am a very happy college girl. :D) 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Cinderella Week Tag (thought this sounded like fun!)

Seems like there is a thing going around about Cinderella this week. And since I haven't done a fun movie tag in awhile I thought I'd join in on the festivities!

Cinderella Party Tag:

1. In the vast array of fairytale heroines, what particular character qualities most define Cinderella? 

Well, she is a girl with a great deal of will. It all the stories she keeps a positive attitude despite the cruelties that befall her. She is also sweet, good natured, and has a love of the outdoor world. 

2. What are some of the deeper, big picture differences you see between retellings where both stepsisters are nasty and others where one is nasty and one is kind? How do you think the two takes differently develop/illuminate/affect Cinderella’s character and also the overarching story itself?

    I have to say I like the story the best where one of the sisters is kind and other other is rude. I think the kind sister adds a level to the story that would not be there otherwise. The kind sister gives Cinderella a reason to stay with her cruel family. If the entire family were cruel, well, if I was Cinderella I would have packed up and left a long time ago. 

3. Are you an animal lover? Would you eagerly count mice, lizards, cows, and geese as friends? Dogs and cats?

     Yes! I'm quite the animal lover. I'm not big on mice or lizards, but I do think cows are pretty cute and I have several ducks. Definitely a dog person, but I have two cats as well. 

4. After asking question #3, I realized how remarkably many of the adaptations I’ve seen have Cinderella either horseback riding or involved with horses. Have you ever ridden? If so, have you ever ridden sidesaddle or bareback?

     I love how horses are involved frequently in the Cinderella stories. I have ridden! I'm actually a little obsessed. I currently own a cute little quarter horse mare named Lady. I've been riding since I was very small, and I love to ride bareback. I actually take pride in the fact that I can ride decently well bareback. Its a good skill to have and not as easy as it looks. 

5. Your favorite Cinderella dress/s?

6. Do you ever think of Cinderella while doing your household chores? :)

     Sometimes if I'm washing dishes and there are a lot of bubbles I think of the animated film. And then that song gets stuck in my head...

7. What major character traits do you think are essential in a faithful prince? 

      A name. I always appreciate it when they give Prince Charming a name. That is the beginning of all characters. 

8. Your top THREE favorite fairy tales (as in the original folk tales, not adaptations).  

     I'm honestly not big on fairytales, I don't think I really know any of the originals. 

9. Your top FIVE current favorite fairy tale/legend type films (BESIDES any Cinderella adaptations).

     Oh gracious. I haven't even seen all the animated Disney princess movies! But let's see. I liked the Snow White and the Huntsman movie. A bit darker than your average princess. I am really looking forward to Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson! I can't wait to see that one! 

 10. If you could play Cinderella and the story could be set in any region of the world and any time period, what would you pick? And what would your dream ‘ball gown’ for it be like?

     I like how the recent live action adaption with Lily James was set. I think that was just about perfect. And I dunno. I think her dress was rather pretty.

11. And (purely for fun :))… what color/s do you immediately associate with Cinderella?


Friday, November 6, 2015

The Part of the Show Where I Rant about Blogging and Life

Guys, I have really missed blogging. That might surprise you. "Why Karis! You've been blogging twice a week on your other blog! What can you possibly mean??" What I mean is that, I miss being myself. I miss being able to write about whatever in the world I want and not caring what people will think when they read it. After all over here on my real blog if people don't like how I write, they just don't have to read it. And I'll never see them in real life. I am not a journalist. I have never claimed to be. And I never will be.

I am not a writer.

The only reason I ever write is not for writing itself. No, I don't enjoy plain old putting pen to paper like a lot of other bloggers do. I write because I want to talk about something I enjoy. Most of the time that ends up being horses or movies or Benedict Cumberbatch. (lol) And I miss that.

So true.:

I don't like it when people expect things of me that I am not. If people expect me to be a journalist, well you're just going to have to shop else where. If you don't like how I write, sorry, I am not changing anytime soon. Bye.


I'm in a mood for ranting, can you tell?

Let's continue. :D

You know, I am really quite bad socially. To be honest it is difficult for me to make friends. It takes me a long time to become comfortable around people. I am friendly enough I suppose, but when it comes to feeling at ease around people, it takes me a long time. I just have a hard time. I don't really know why. I think being antisocial is kind of part of my personality. But it is definitely something I am working hard to overcome. I mean, I want to make new friends. I want to hang out with people. But I just feel really really awkward and uncomfortable a lot of the time.

I am an introvert. I suppose that is a given. But I'm not particularly shy. Like I can pick up a conversation with people. Its more like feeling like you've been accepted. The little things in life are what gets me, like picking a table to sit at during lunch. I suppose I could even label this a little bit as social anxiety.


Perhaps I just feel out of control. I love predictable variables and people are often so very unpredictable. Perhaps it's even a deeper issue. Do I honestly think if they truly know me that they will accept me? I suppose these are good questions to ask myself. Honestly, I don't know. But I do know that I feel uncomfortable around people a lot. Given I've never been to school before, but man everyone else around me already seems to be best friends! And I'm back here like "Yes! Hurray! I ate lunch with someone today!" Sometimes I laugh at how pathetic I am. lol! I'm trying guys! I really am. But like I said above, there is only so much I can do to pretend to be someone I'm not.

Good grief. College is just ridiculous for trying to figure out who you are. I feel like I'm all over the map.


But the good news is that stress/depression/anxiety levels have definitely gone down. So that is a praise! I really do feel like as a whole I am in a pretty good place right now. The only thing I am complaining about today is people wanting me to be things I'm not. So in light of that, my life is not all that bad right now.

Anyways! I'm gonna quit writing now. Its been so great to talk to you all again! I have to say I do love all my true internet friends. Hope you all are having a great year! (And Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!)

Friday, September 25, 2015

Living the College Life

Hey you all! I suppose you'd probably like and update as to how things are going. Its been awhile since I've posted over here.

I have now survived one month at college!

Here's a random selfie with my roommate. She blogs at
It really does deserve a moment of celebration. I am quite proud of myself. Its been hard but its also had its good times. I've decided going to college is a bit like a roller coaster. Constantly going up and down. The first few weeks were kind of rough. I don't do well with change. But I feel like I've started to get into more of a routine now and its not nearly as overwhelming. I am learning. And that learning goes far beyond books. Right now I'm learning about who I am and how I react to the circumstances around me. Let's just say its been interesting.

One thing I'm really enjoying here though is my Film Class. Its so much fun! Its a lot of work, but its studying something I actually love. Which is just awesome. And no, we do far more in class then just watch movies. We've actually been working on writing scripts and we're going to make shorts films in class. And in the other part of class we've been learning about the history of film, which is actually quite fascinating. (For homework last week I had to watch a three hour long silent film. That was new..)

And in other news, I'm actually writing on a new blog. This blog is specifically for the college (the school asked me to write it). So if you want to read weekly stuff that I write, check it out. But no worries, this is still my personal blog. I'm not leaving. ;)

Until I write again!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

College. Can't Say I'm Loving It.

Its probably a really terrible idea for me to be writing about college right now.

Honestly its very overwhelming. Extremely. All I can think about it how in the world am I ever going to complete a semester.

That probably partially due to freshman orientation. The professors idea of keeping everyone super busy so they're not homesick, but really its exhausting everyone out of their minds.

Let me just say, I am majorly looking forward to going home this weekend. (hopefully) I am going to need a break and a chance to recharge before coming back to campus. That is the introvert coming out in me. But I have never been around or talked to so many people constantly in my entire life. I really should have been prepared better for this.

But on the other side, I have met some fun people in my class. Yesterday I was waiting for my friend/cousin to get out of her meeting and I was wondering around looking for something to do while I waited. I was walking towards the door and I saw outside two people sitting just chilling and talking. Well the guy I had met earlier because he was in my orientation group, but the girl I didn't know. But I was like hey, I'll try something new and just put myself out there. So I went and sat down beside them and started chatting. Well it turned into a very entertaining conversation that several more people joined in on and when Rebekah got out of her meeting she joined us too! (though I think she was a bit shocked that I was talking to random people. I think I surprised myself!) So that was my one entertaining accomplishment of the week. We'll see if it happens again...

Classes started today. I had three things I had to be at right in a row from 10:00 to 1:00. They went well I think. I mean I don't know. I've never sat in a class before. It was kind of overwhelming and scary and claustrophobic, but I felt accomplished too. I'm kind of nervous about how much homework I'm going to get. I really don't know, and I really hope it doesn't become and overwhelming load. (I think that is the word of this post. Overwhelming.)

So I'm at college. Can't say I'm loving it. But I'm hoping I'll become accustomed to it.

Mostly though, I just hope I survive the week.

it is what it is.. there are something we can change, all we can do just accept