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

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Off to College...!!!


The count down has begun. The very short under-two-weeks count down. That's right I will be an official college student (or university student, depending on where you are in the world) in a little over a week.

Where has my life gone?! Like wow this all kind of is happening fast.

Actually technically for one I'll be a normal student and person. You see for the first time in my life I will actually be going to school. What, you ask? I never did school? No, I've never been to school. #LifeOfAHomeschooler Yup, homeschooled. So actually sitting in class will be an entirely new experience. Now I'm not worried about the academic side of college. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to handle the class work just fine. It's the going to school every day and sitting in class but that I'm a little sketchy on. I mean, what if my teachers boring and I fall asleep! (Ok that probably won't happen but whatever)

As far as academics, I'm actually ahead in college already. As a homeschooler one of the benefits was that I could take college classes ahead of time. You know, dual enroll. Which is what I did thanks to the help of modern technology. I've really actually already finished a semester of college and a lot of my gen ed courses. Which I am so thankful for now! Because of that this semester I've actually been able to pick and choose what classes I want. And I think I've selected some interesting ones.

.... now, just don't get overwhelmed by all of the incredibly amazing choices!! : )))

So what exactly am I studying? Well I haven't completely made my mind up yet. I'm a girl of many diverse interests. (Did I ever tell you about the time I wanted to be a fighter pilot?) For now I am majoring in Business with a marketing option. But I am also taking a film course. I really enjoy anything that has to do with films and their making but I'm skeptical of actually majoring in it. (even though I'd kind of like to) So I thought I would take the first course in the major (since I can) and see it I like it. It's obviously called Introduction to Film and I'm pretty excited about it. I think it'll be a fun class! But I am also taking some Business classes. And no, it's because I actually like business stuff believe or not. I know a lot of people do Business because it's kind of generic, but I actually like it.

So that is kind of the gist of my college plans. Freshman orientation starts on August 22 and classes begin on the 26th.

I am very excited and nervous all at the same time. And everything is crazy around  here right now. But mostly I am curious and I can't wait to see what is going to happen!        All Inclusive, Affordable, Quality Retreat! Costa Rica! Book Online.

Monday, August 10, 2015


I tried to resist. I really did. BUT A DOCTOR WHO TAAAAGGGG!!! yeah I knew this was coming... :D :D

Felicity nominated me for this after she posted it over on her blog. So thank you dear! You have made me a very happy fangirl.

So on with the questions!
1. Who is your favourite doctor?
 11. Always eleven. He just so quirky and funny yet so brave and inspirational. He never ceases to put a smile on my face. And Matt Smith plays him brilliantly! His acting and portrayal of the character are so spot on. Every episode is good.
2. What is your favourite story?
"Vincent and The Doctor" is one of my favorites. Not only is this one of the time travelling history episodes (which often tend to be my favorites),but this one also has a lot of underlying depth to it. I really just love this story. The end almost always puts tears in my eyes. Its really inspirational.
3. Who is your favourite companion?
Amelia Pond! I love how spunky and adventurous Amy is. She and Eleven get along really well together. And I love Amy and Rory together. They're adorable. Ooohh and Captain Jack from the earlier seasons. He just makes me laugh. :D

4. What was the first story you ever watched?
First episode? Funny you should ask. :D So I'd heard about all the Doctor Who stuff and thought I'd give it a try just once. So I clicked on the first episode I could find and it happened to be "The Rings of Akatan" with Eleven and Clara. Amazingly I liked it and continued to watch more! I have since gone back and seen all the new seasons.

5. What is your favourite series/era?
 Definitely The Eleventh Doctor and Amy and Rory. So basically seasons 5 and 6.  

6. What is your favourite pre or post regeneration story?
 I do like the funny bit when 9 regenerates into 10 and he looses his hand and sword fights on a spaceship. That one always makes me laugh.
7. What is your favourite TARDIS desktop theme?
Eleven's first Tardis interior theme. I like all the gadgets!

8. What/Who are your favourite villains?
 THE WEEPING ANGELS cause they're just so cool and creepy. I love that episode "Blink". Actually one of the first Doctor Who episodes I watched. I really just love how creative a bad guy they are. Budget cuts? No problem! We'll just create a creepy villain that is a statue when you look at it and doesn't move. No need for special effects here!
And that's the end! Only eight questions I know. Kinda sad actually. I love talking about Doctor Who!
Until later!
 (And remember DON'T BLINK don't even blink.) :D

Saturday, August 8, 2015

An Alaskan Adventure: Part 2

<<< That is the view from atop what they call haystack mountain. Which is another 4 miles up the dirt road from the homestead. Its apparently called "haystack" because there is this rock formation that looks like a haystack from below.

So continuing onward, after that first night which I spent at the homestead with my family I was whisked away to stay elsewhere in town for the rest of the week with the other bridesmaids. I knew Kaylee of course and I had met one of the other girls before but the rest of them I didn't know. I am a bit of an introvert so before I went up there to the wedding I was a little concerned as to how this was going to work out. I knew I could do and put up with just about anything, but I really didn't want to feel awkward or uncomfortable the entire week. But these other Alaskan girls I met (and most people up there really) were really welcoming and friendly. I immediately felt at ease with them, which was a huge thing off my mind. And like I said actually all the people I met in Alaska were very friendly. Typically when you go places like this people really don't like outsiders or tourists, but I found that Alaska where we were it was completely different. They tried to make everyone feel at home.

So the next few days were spent getting ready for the ceremony on Friday. Which included a lot of hard work but also a lot of play. On Tuesday night all the girls went out for a bachelorette party. Which turned out to be a blast. At one point they all decided to go swimming in the river. I opted out of that one because it was cool out and I was already cold. I took pictures instead. haha Apparently the river was even colder because they all came out shivering. :D

Oh and here's a random picture of me and a horse I found in Alaska. :D

The day after that we had the rehearsal dinner out at the homestead. I found the whole thing amusing because we didn't actually rehearse. We rehearsed the wedding the next day out at the ski lodge where the actual wedding was going to take place. At the rehearsal dinner we just ate hamburgers and played games.

And on a side note, this entire week I had no cell phone service. So I really had no way to get in touch with my family the whole week. I was just hoping I was where I was supposed to be and wouldn't get left anywhere! lol It ended up working out fine... Which was good...

Then Thursday we actually rehearsed. And it poured down rain. And the wedding was outside. So we rehearsed in the pouring down rain. And when you weren't concerned about getting hypothermia in July it was actually kind of funny. Very memorable.

And then we've finally gotten around to Friday. So that morning there was a wedding party breakfast out at the homestead, and then everyone was supposed to get ready and do pictures after that. Now the night before one of the girls was designated to do everyone's hair for the wedding, and she decided to put curlers in my hair and the maid of honors hair. Which led to the question of what were we supposed to do the next morning when we were eating breakfast with all the family and the groomsmen. At which point Leah (the maid of honor) was like "well I'll leave them in my hair if you do". And I was like well as long as I'm not the only person doing it! So, yeah, we showed up at the wedding breakfast looking very, er, disheveled with curlers in our hair and no makeup. It was, uh, a great lesson in humility and self confidence. LOL But it did work! My hair was very curled when those things came out. And my hair does not curl easily

I'm on the right. You can sorta see my dress here as we stand in
 the ceremony waiting for the rest of the peeps to get to the front.
Gorgeous location though, notice the trees in the background.
After breakfast everyone got ready. And once Kaylee out her wedding dress on there was basically lots of crying for the rest of the day. Tears of joy, I think? haha. :D

And we did all the bridal party photos. Which you're supposed to stand there and smile while you get eaten alive by mosquitoes. They've got TONS of misquotes up there. Its kind of ridiculous. But hopefully the photographer was able to work around that.

And then off to the ski lodge for the actual wedding. Which went really well. (accept for the small part where I nearly fell off the stairs during the ceremony when I walked down to the front. thank goodness that my groomsman escort caught me lolol) (at which point we started to laugh in the middle of the ceremony and had to shut up quickly) (I think I am just a lunatic) (if anyone was going to trip it had to be me) But the ceremony was really gorgeous. Certainly a day people will not quickly forget.

Yeah, they're pretty cute together. :D
We stayed in Alaska for about 3 days after the wedding simply so we'd have time to do a little sightseeing. We visited the North Pole (some town called that not the real thing) which had reindeer. We also got to see a hot spring. Most of my family went swimming in it, but I didn't really feel like it. Something about swimming in Alaska just doesn't compute with my brain. And my personal favorite, we drove four-wheelers up to the top of the mountain. Which was SO much fun and the view was AMAZING!

Our four-wheelers at the top of haystack.
And then we flew home. (well there was other stuff involved but this post is really long and I'm sure you all are tired of reading it lol)

I'm still a bit jet lagged. The time difference there was pretty weird. But is was such a cool experience. I hope to visit the last frontier again one day!!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

An Alaskan Adventure: Part 1

Also entitled "Alaska The Last Frontier" or "The Most Strange and Fun Trip of My Life".

Yes, I just got back from Alaska. Ya, that funny shaped state above Canada over by Russia. (I saw one of those amusing signs there that read "I can see Russia from my house". It made me laugh.)

Any of you watch any of those Alaskan shows on tv theses days? Cause I do (well my mom does and I get forced into watching them). Well my brother met this girl at college from Alaska and they got married last week. In Alaska. Which is a really long ways away. (Did I mention its a really long ways away?) And of course when I heard they were getting married and we were obviously going to their wedding in Alaska I immediately thought of every crazy Alaskan tv show where there are bearded mountain men and people get eaten by grizzly bears or freeze to death in the snow. (I've really got to stop watching reality tv. I don't like it anyway.)

But look! I lived! :D haha

And the most evil thing I encountered all week was some ferocious mosquitoes. (They've got some insane biting insects up there. like what even.)

But I'm getting off on rabbit trails; back to the story.

My dear brother of twenty was marrying a lovely Alaskan girl of the same age. And for the past several months our time has been consumed with helping them plan their wedding. Part of which was that I was happy to be asked to be one of her bridesmaids. (thank you!!)

Which then led to the adventure of finding a dress, but that's really a long story for another time. I did eventually get it two days before I left. (hehe oops) (no fault of my own) (seriously, I did try!) And the color theme for the wedding was lavender with cowboy boots, which was super fun! (hurray for not having to wear heels!)

So a week before the wedding date we climbed on an airplane for the 8-10 hour flight to the Alaskan wilderness.

As soon as we landed we were met outside security by our now Alaskan relatives and ushered into different cars so we could make our way to where we would be staying out on their "homestead".

The homestead being a generational property half way up a mountain and five miles down a dirt road in the Alaskan wilderness. Which obviously began our first adventure of the week.

I piled into a car with Kaylee (my bros girl and now my sister-in-law) and a few of her other bridesmaids while the rest of my family got into another vehicle. (actually both sets of my grandparents went on the trip which was so cool!) And as we drive halfway to the homestead we see what I would describe as a homeless/hitchhiker/crazy person beside the road.

Now where I am from it is illegal to pick up hitchhikers beside the road, but in the last frontier it is not illegal but in fact is encouraged. (Something about people being stranded and freezing to death when its 40 below...)

So when Kaylee sees the person she starts to pull over. Now this obviously inflicted a bit of, how shall I put this, freaking out on my part. And as I found out later, a lot on my parents part who watched the whole thing from the Yukon behind us. (my poor grandparents!) (yes, their car was called a Yukon which I found kind of funny) But as Kaylee pulled to the side and the "guy" got in the car I realized that he was wearing a mask and it was really Kaylee's younger brother. Turns out her family likes to play pranks and jokes just as much as mine does. Of course my parents didn't find that out until we got to the house 20 minutes later, but I was laughing pretty hard over the whole thing. But I'm pretty sure my parents thought I was about to be murdered by some insane gold prospector or something...

Anyways, I knew then that these Alaskan people were going to be pretty fun. They've got a great sense of humor!
I'm pleased to say we made it to the homestead in one piece. And the house they have up there in the mountains is pretty nice. I see why they like living there so much. And let me talk about the view! Talk about gorgeous! Alaska is one pretty place. I am now obsessed with their trees. If I had it my way I would have spent the entire week taking pictures of them. Most of the trees were Birch which have white bark. Basically fairytale trees.
But anyways, this post is already getting long so I think I'll write up a part two for later.
Until then!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Movies I'm Looking Forward To In 2015

2015 is pretty much half over! Can you believe it? I know I can't.

2015 has been a big year for me, and still has more to come. Mainly a big transition from high school to college. (which I'm hoping to write up a blog post about because there are some exciting/scary things happening next month!)

But for this post, what I want to focus on is the "still more to come".

We all know there have already been some amazing movies out this year. Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel's Ant-Man, and don't even get me started on Jurassic World.

*squeals and fangirls*

But there is still more to come!! 2015 really is the year of great films. So with out further ado, here are the movies that are on my "still to watch" list for this year.

Mission: Impossible Rouge Nation

There is more than one spy movie on this list. Okay, to tell you the truth the reason I'm excited about this movie is not because of Tom Cruise but because of Jeremy Renner. He's Hawkeye! I love Hawkeye. And I loved Jeremy Renner as the secret-agent-turned-analyst in the last installment of the Mission: Impossible series, Ghost Protocol. He was hilarious. Man, I loved him in that movie. So, yes, I am thrilled that Mr. Renner is back for another Mission Impossible movie. And hey, Tom Cruise isn't so bad either. (Oh and Simon Pegg! Lets not forget the king of geeks. He's great too.) :D

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

I'm curious see how it all ends. And cry over the deaths. Since you know everyone dies. *spoilers sweetie* Okay, not everyone dies. That's really not a spoiler, and I did read the book. So for this movie, I'm not as excited as I am curious. I'm really not in the Hunger Games "fandom" as a lot of people are. But I did enjoy the books, and I liked the movies. Honestly what I really like about this series is how thought provoking it can be, and how it really does have some psychological depth to it. I just like to think about this one.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Does this really need a description? Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, is talking about this movie. And how could you not? Its like the film series revival of the century! Mostly I'm curious to see old Han Solo, cause how are they gonna pull that off? I mean I love Harrison Ford, don't get me wrong, but I'm not keen on seeing my favorite space pilot as an old man. I might cry.

(the wild card) The Man from U.N.C.L.E

To be quite honest, I didn't even know about this movie until last week. I saw a preview before Ant-Man for it. But I immediately loved the trailer! Its in one of my favorite genres for movies, action/adventure and comedy. (Like Knight and Day. Love that movie. With me or without me?) And spys? Even better. At least that's what the trailer looked like. Not to mention it stars Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. #swoon Needless to say, I love the idea of this movie and I hope its as great as the trailer looks. But who knows, I really have no idea if this movie is going to be good or bad. But I had to add a wild card.

What movies are you excited to see that are yet to premier in 2015?
Did I miss a good one?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Liebster Award!

I was nominated for the Liebster Award! Thank you and hurray!! Now to fulfill my duties as a nominated one. :D

Here are the rules when nominated for a Liebster:
 a) Answer the eleven questions of the tagger.
 b) Share eleven facts about yourself
 c) Nominate up to eleven other bloggers
 d) Ask those nominees 11 new questions

1.  Do you have a favorite mug or teacup?
I was about to say no not really, but then I was like "Hang on!" My totally awesome Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon mug!! I just got it and I seriously love the thing. It makes me feel so special (even if I did buy it in a gift shop BUT IT WAS THE NBC GIFT SHOP IN NYC!)

 2.  Are you an adventurous eater?  (Do you try "strange" foods?)
Sure! I mean I'm not too keen on eating something like bugs, but I'll try just about anything once.

 3.  What fandoms are you into?
Thank you for asking! In no particular order, Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, Once Upon A Time, Star Trek, Sherlock, The Marvel Universe, etc. I'm sure there are some I'm missing.

 4.  What famous author/book do you not really care for?
Divergent. Liked the movie but the book pained me to read.

 5.  What obscure author/book are you nuts about?
Obscure? Uh... Does Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories count? Love those! Maybe Jules Verne or H.G. Wells? I love classics.

 6.  What's the oldest movie you've ever watched?
I've seen some old ones that is for sure. When I was quite a bit younger I loved the original black and white Little Rascals. Watched those all the time. As well as tons of black and white westerns. They don't make em like they used to.

 7.  What did you have for breakfast today?
A fresh peach. It was delicious.

8.  When did you first see your favorite movie?
My favorite movie? Now that is hard to pick out. I have a lot of favorites. I first saw The Avengers in a creepy tiny little classic theater when we were on a trip somewhere down south. I watch (and was amazed by) the new Star Trek movie when it was playing on tv. (I really was impressed by that one, having always been a fan of the tv shows) Lord of the Rings I watched because my brother begged me to. I guess, as for when, these have all been in the last 5 or so years.

 9.  Do you prefer fantasy or sci-fi?
Science fiction all the way!!

 10.  What did you expect your blog to be like when you started it? 
This blog? Just a place to talk about (and possibly fangirl over) movies. And to write up posts about my life. This is my second current blog. I write another one about my horses which you can find at

 11.  Has it changed?  If so, how?
Its changed in the fact that I've made a lot of new friends and have found lots of new topics to write about. I have certainly enjoyed this blog a lot.

And as for eleven facts about myself... I'm a dog person, tv person, and chocolate person. I like adventures, going new places, and airplanes. I want to own a mini cooper, a horse farm, and a jet. And I love English and Scottish accents.

I nominate:
The Adventures of An Elven Princess
Running His Road
Bays Over Baes
In the Depths of Dreams
Amber on the Mountain
.... and anyone else who wants to be nominated!

11 Questions For You

1.) Tv show you liked that you wished hadn't been canceled?
2.) What is the last thing you watched?
3.) What is the last thing you watched in theaters?
4.) What is your favorite song from a musical?
5.) Do you have a dream car? 
6.) Favorite fruit?
7.) Do you have any posters in your room?
8.) What song do you have stuck in your head right now?
9.) What movie are/were you most excited to see that premiers in 2015? 
10.) What book have you read and re-read the most?
11.) Favorite Olympic sport?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Trip to New York City


So in my little bio thing over there underneath my picture, I say that I am a "world-traveler". I figured I ought to fill you all in with what I meant.

The short version: I love traveling!

The long version: I've done a large amount of traveling over the last eight or so years. It all began when my dad got a different job that took him all over the country. And on the majority of those jobs I have accompanied him on. Most people when I tell them I'm headed to such-and-such a place they think vacation, which isn't really correct. That's not to say we haven't done our fair share of fun things while on a trip (we love trying out new stuff and going on adventures!), but more to say we don't have much of a choice where we end up.

Our style of traveling is not for the faint of heart or the non-adventurous. (Just ask my mom. She's got about a bazillion hilarious stories of our adventures.)

I've kind of grown up on the road. Its like second nature to me. I'm the worlds fastest packer. (maybe not really, but we have set a few personal records for how-fast-can-you-pack-a-suitcase-we're-leaving-in-an-hour type deal.) I rock at writing and doing school in the car. (and somehow I managed to get great grades and I'm headed to college in a little over a month!) I even have one of the most do-anything dogs I've ever met. (Princess. Poor thing I've taken her everywhere. But she knows she loves it.)

Speaking of college, one of the things I'm kind of sad about is the fact that I won't be able to go too many places this Fall. I'm definitely going to miss it. The nice thing about being homeschooled all these years is the fact that I've been able to take my work on the road with me.

Funny story: I visited Peru a couple of years ago (not work related; mission trip). Everyone had drilled into your head before hand the cultural differences and how you'd experience culture shock etc. Well, I attribute it to the fact that I'd been traveling the country since I was little, but I never experienced any type of culture shock. It didn't bother me at all. I was used to seeing new things. I thought that was funny when I got to thinking about it.

ANYWAYS, (yikes that got longer than I thought) all that to say I visited NYC again a couple of weeks ago. We had a job up in Queens and I thought it'd be fun to take the subway to Rockefeller Center in Manhattan.

Pretty much the whole point was to find the NBC Studios Experience Store where they have a Tonight Show gift shop.

I'm a big fan of The Tonight Show and Jimmy Fallon. I really don't know why. lol. :D

But to make an already long story short, we found it, I bought a Tonight Show mug, I fangirled a little bit, and we had a super fun time! (We also explored the New York Public Library a little which was cool. Mostly because I had watched the movie the night before where the world has the second ice age and they hide in library in NYC for the better part of the movie. My inner film nerd coming out.) (The Day After Tomorrow)

Oh and I took my camera with me and made a video! I felt like filming a bit of a vlog that day. :D

So there you have it! I hope this post made some sense. I feel like I just rambled on, like a lot. But I just wanted to share something else that I love with you guys! I hope you don't mind. ;)

Until I write again!

Monday, June 8, 2015

I Graduated!! (and senior pics)

Its official! I graduated!! I am now a high school graduate. Now more school!! Ok, not really. Just for a couple of months and then I go off to college. But whatever. :D I'll enjoy the feeling of accomplishment while I can.

I was homeschooled so I graduated with a bunch of other homeschoolers. We planned the ceremony, and I think it turned out really nice. And had quite the turn out! There were about 10 of us graduating more or less. (I'm too lazy to actually count) And a lot of people came to the ceremony. Like A LOT. I was really impressed and felt honored.

The actual ceremony was semi traditional. We walked in to the normal "pomp and circumstance". We walked out to a classical piece. We had a speaker. (whom I will attempt not to comment on) Each set of parents handed their kid their diploma. I debated after getting my diploma to hold it over my head and present it to the crowd like Simba in Lion King, but I decided to restrain myself.

The class (mostly the guys) were split on wearing caps and gowns. So the group ended up deciding to just wear caps. Which I thought was weird and made them look even stranger, but I made it work. (I actually was pretty proud of myself for my color coordinating my fashion that day.)

After the ceremony, I invited a lot of people back to my house and we celebrated with a party. We played games (one of which involved getting a pie smashed in my face, whose brilliant idea was that?) (actually it was hilarious and I was laughing hysterically). We randomly decided to go swimming in my pond. And we did Chinese lanterns. (Like in Tangled!)

AND A TARDIS CAKE!!! My totally awesome talented Aunt made me a Tardis cake for my graduation! Is it not amazing! And tasted super good too. Something like chocolate cake, Swiss buttercream icing on the inside, and white chocolate (dyed blue) on the outside. Like I said. Delicious.

All in all it was a super fun day. I'm so thankful for everyone involved! Y'all made it memorable.

So, in honor of graduating, I thought I would also share some of my "senior pictures". Which ended up being funny, because I got so busy I didn't have time to like actually plan a day to get a photographer to take them. But I really needed a picture to put on my invitation. So, one afternoon when I had some time, I roped my mother into using my camera to take some quick shots. It was quite amusing because my mom isn't much of a photographer so the whole time I was explaining how to set up the shots or whatever, but she really actually got into it and did a great job. I was impressed. Yay for awesome mothers! And I'm happy to say I sent out invitations with a picture. Success.

Anyways, here are a few of the pics we took that day. I'm calling these the honorable mentions because they didn't actually make it on the invitation. But I thought they were cute anyway and deserved to be posted somewhere. :D

Ya, and that's just me being weird. I couldn't resist.

Now its goodbye high school and hello college! (But more on that later...)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Photoshop Fun with our Avengers Pictures

So remember that Avengers: Age of Ultron photoshoot some friends and I did?

Well I have another friend who, upon seeing the pictures of facebook, decided to do a little "editing" on them.

Needless to say, it was very entertaining, and he did a great job!

I got a good laugh out of it so I thought I'd share.



The gun. lol.