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Anne Frank & Me

“Take a look at your bookcase. If you had enough free time, which book would be the first one you’d like to reread? Why?”

Actually last week I started rereading “Anne Frank & Me”. I first read it in middle school. I checked it out of the library in 7th grade to do a book report on but I was such a bad student and pretty much bs-ed the report. But I was intrigued with it and rechecked it out of the library in the 8th grade. That’s when I finally sat down and read it. I loved it so much. I didn’t know a lot about the Holocaust (I still don’t know too much, they never taught us a lot). But it was the first book were I (sorta) actually felt with what the main character felt while reading it. I’m not gonna give any spoilers away.

I’d also like to reread the first Gossip Girl book and then continue the series. Same with Pretty Little Liars. I never did read after the first books of those series.

I have so many books to actually read though so those will have to wait.

In response to The Daily Post’s…”Off the Shelf

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Everything Gets a Name Eventually…

“Have you ever named an inanimate object? (Your car? Your laptop? The volleyball that kept you company while you were stranded in the ocean?) Share the story of at least one object with which you’re on a first-name basis.”

Oh yes. I do it to a lot of things I own.

  • The Doctor – are my phone & ipod. I need to rename my ipod I guess.
  • Nicola – is one of my memory cards for my camera. I have a few but I can’t think of all of their names.
  • Frank (the monkey), Twenty-two (the bear), Geronimo (the bear), Precious (the bear), Dave (the polar bear), Blue Bell (the blue bunny), Peacock (the green bear), Lola (the sloth) and Pebbles (the penguin) – are all my stuffed animals I have gotten/received from my girlfriend since we went on our first date. Pebbles isn’t in the photo below.PhotoGrid_1408071580159

Most things just have the name “fucker” or “shit” because they piss me off when they don’t work. My laptop doesn’t have a name yet.

In response to The Daily Post’s…”The Name’s The Thing

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How Can You Beat Handmade?

“Automation has made it possible to produce so many objects — from bread to shoes — without the intervention of human hands (assuming that pressing a button doesn’t count). What things do you still prefer in their traditional, handmade version?”

Nisu/Pulla: Even though I’ve never seen it mass produced (and I hope it never actually does), I’ll always eat handmade nisu. Nisu, or it’s actual name Pulla, is a Finnish cardamom bread. My Nana usually makes it during the winter. One day I hope to learn how to make it. Nana tried showing me once but since she’s been making it for probably 50 years (after she married my Papa), she makes it way too fast for me to keep up with. I need to learn how to make it through to keep the tradition alive. She’s pretty much the only one left in my whole (big) family who still makes it. I also have to find out if she knows my Mumu’s sweet roll recipe.

Knitting: I also love handmade hats, mittens and scarves. I tried learning how to knit once but I never seemed to get it. I wish I still had all hats and mittens my Mumu and Gigi made for me. Oh! And I love handmade knit blankets.

Pickles: The homemade pickles my Nana started making last year are quite something. I’ve never had a pickle like it in my life. I am addicted to them though.

Love Letters: Love letters from my girlfriend are my favorite. I have box of every little small thing she gives me. I say small things because I can’t fit a shirt or teddy bear into the box.

Bracelets: I love handmade string bracelets. I love the designs. One of my favorite designers is my friend Mel. She puts in so much effort. To see her bracelets, click here to view her shop. And here is her instagram for her shop so you can see her process of each bracelet.

Maple Syrup: God I love real maple syrup. But that could be because I’m a biased New Hampshire girl who will always prefer handmade syrup over that fake shit. I’m putting this in here even though people who make it run it through machines and “press buttons” to make it. They still have to do the whole set up to gather syrup from trees by hand so it still counts.

In response to The Daily Post’s….”Handmade Tales“.

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My Best Friend

” Do you — or did you ever — have a Best Friend? Do you believe in the idea of one person whose friendship matters the most? Tell us a story about your BFF (or lack thereof).”

I think everyone has a best friend. And sometimes that best friend constantly changes. It can either be a friend, mom, sister, cousin, significant other, dog, ect.

My girlfriend is my best friend. I trust her the most out of anyone in the world (besides my immediate family). I love her so much and I can talk to her about anything and everything. I absolutely love that not only she’s my girlfriend but my best friend too.

No story. I don’t want to talk too much about our relationship on this blog.

In response to The Daily Post’s….”On Bees and Efs

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Summer 2014

“We all have songs that remind us of specific periods and events in our lives. Twenty years from now, which song will remind you of the summer of 2014?”

I don’t really have too many. Mostly because most of the songs on the radio right now are crap. No really, they are. And nothing has been that big (in my opinion) during the summertime for the past (at least) three years. At least not any good songs. So here’s my top 10 favorite songs that have come out this summer so far…

  • “Classic” – MKTO
  • “All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor
  • “You & I (Nobody In The World)” – John Legend
  • “Counting Stars” – OneRepublic
  • “Really Don’t Care” – Demi Lovato
  • “Something Bad” – Miranda Lambert ft. Carrie Underwood
  • “Come With Me Now” – KONGOS
  • “I Adore You” – Adore Delano
  • “Secrets” – Mary Lambert
  • “Superbad” – Jesse McCartney

I know, I usually do mixtapes on Mondays but a mixtape fit for this post.

 

In response to The Daily Post’s…”Musical Marker

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24 and Still Not an Adult

“As a kid, you must have imagined what it was like to be an adult. Now that you’re a grownup (or becoming one), how far off was your idea of adult life?”

I can’t remember specifically at what ages I thought about what adult life would be like. I can remember though that at some point (probably when I was 9-10), I thought I’d be making a lot of money and by the age of 23 I’d be married (to a man) and have two kids. Have a nice little house. A nice car. Maybe a dog (I always wanted a dog). From the time I was 5 until maybe 10, I wanted to be a kindergarten teacher. Not too crazy of ideas. Well at least that’s all I can remember.

But at that age I had no idea that…

  • Making money is harder than it seems.
  • I would find out I’m a lesbian. So definitely not going to marry a man.
  • I’m still figuring out if marriage is my thing or not.
  • I’m 24 and still no kids.
  • Even if I’m going to have kids, I’d want to adopt and that won’t be for a long time.
  • Buying a house isn’t easy and it’s way out of my future.
  • I’m 24 and don’t have a license. Driving makes me nervous and anxious.
  • I’ll probably never have a dog. I love dogs but I’m afraid of flees.
  • Can’t be a kindergarten teacher. Tried taking early elementary my junior year at another school. I had to drop the class after two months because I was failing. Already went to 2 colleges so I can’t afford more tuition bills.

My life isn’t going exactly as I imagined but it’s not all bad. I need to fix some things soon so I can be unbelievably happy with my life.

In response to The Daily Post’s….”Adult Visions

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Please Don’t Sit Next to Me

“It turns out that your neighbor on the plane/bus/train (or the person sitting at the next table at the coffee shop) is a very, very chatty tourist. Do you try to switch seats, go for a non-committal brief small talk, or make this person your new best friend?”

Depends on the person and the conversation. I wouldn’t mind talking to a little old lady or man. A small child. But pretty much anyone in between, I’d probably move. Or look distracted with my phone. Unless the teenager/adult wanted to talk about sports. But then if it’s about any of the teams I don’t like or golf, no thank you. I would even talk about pop culture, but it depends on who or what. I don’t know, I don’t really like talking to strangers. I’m an introvert so I’d rather be left alone (that doesn’t mean that I don’t like talking to people online, I love it). But if you wanna talk about the Boston Bruins, the Los Angeles Kings, the Manchester Monarchs, Doctor Who or Sherlock…I’m your girl.

In response to The Daily Post’s…”Middle Seat