Recently, I've decided that I need a new musical obsession; someone to listen to, and know all of their songs. I asked one of my friends, and they both suggested the band "Imagine Dragons." I've heard of them before, but until last Wednesday, I hadn't listened to their music.
Well, boy am I glad that I looked them up. Their music is absolutely amazing! ... and that says a lot. I don't like a whole lot of the modern music. Their songs that they sing have great lyrics, a great sound.. and just everything!! Sugar and spice and everything nice. To give you a bit of background, Imagine Dragons is an Indie.. rock band in Las Vegas. If you like good music.. Look them up! Haha. Seriously. LOOK THEM UP!!
Ever since Christmas has passed, I've been a little less psyched for winter than i thought I'd be. I've been thinking, since we live in Chicago where there is brutally cold weather, it's only fair that we should have some snow. But clearly, LIFE IS NOT FAIR, so us "midwesternians" must be forced to endure long winters without snow. Did you know that right now we are in the middle of one of the longest "no-snow" streaks in Illinois' history? Well, that's the frightening truth.
Anyways, since this winter is not like normal, I've been fanticising about the summer to come. I've been all over Wanelo and Pinterest looking for bikinis, dip dye, and sunglasses. I CANNOT WAIT to get my beach waves, tan, peaceful look. I CANNOT WAIT to go back to Six Flags, and to go swimming, and to spend every second with family and friends.
Also, to get a little taste of Malibou and summer happiness, I've been watching re-runs of Hannah Montana, and listening to "If we were a Movie" ; and I know what you're thinking, but I just need to have some hope that I will get through the last four months of middle school alive. I think I might start walking around and saying "hashtag.. SUMMER COME BACK!!" C:
Recently, I've been lamenting on the commonly overlooked music of the past. A lot of the time, people listen to just modern music(pop, and rap, and all of that.) I just don't understand. I think pop and rap are mainly based on a lot of jumbled up love stories made with a whole bunch of cliche lyrics and situations. No. That's not what good music is! If you look back at older bands like The Beatles and Pink Floyd, you really see how unique and cool music can be. I mean look at the song "Wish you were here" in comparison to "What makes you beautiful." There is no comparing. I think One Direction really doesn't have great song writing talent, while Pink Floyd uses great unique lyrics, with metaphors, and everything like that.(Even though it is shorter than a lot of modern day pop songs, it has way more of a point.)
What I guess I am trying to say is that you guys should all go listen to some quality music from the past, and maybe some Alternative! Haha I know if Fionna reads this she will totally agree. :) Well go listen to something other than Thrift Shop people!! :) give your ears a break.
This morning as I left church, I confronted an unpleasant downpour. I find this unacceptable considering the fact that it is mid-December. I mean isn't it supposed to be snowing outside? Winter fun is like 60% based on snow, and did I mention that every inch of rain is equal to ten inches of snow?! Well it is, and this is depressing. I think in order to embrace the weather an cope with this... Bleh... I am going to start running outside the next time it rains. Tis' this freaking rainy December to be jolly. :D
Has anyone ever actually had Christmas carolers come to their door? I mean really- I've never had them come to my door, never heard someone talking about having them come to their door, and never witnessed people nearby getting "caroled" to either. I really think its quite unfair that movies would set up my mind into thinking that smiley singing people would come to my door, when that never happens.
There would be so many interesting things to do to scare the carolers away, like serving them hot tea while they sing saying it'll "help their voices", or starting to sing with them. But no, Apparently it is too much to ask of the world. I think in an act of Christmas spirit, this year my friend Maggie and I are going to go house to house singing with weird looks on our faces, just to see the reactions we get. Honestly, since there are currently no singing people at my door, I must take action myself.
People say that boredum is the fuel for imagination. I think this statement is completely and totally true. Whenever I am absolutely dieing of boredum I always end up creating weird and awesome things, and coming up with really good ideas. One day about two years ago, I was really bored and happened to be in the middle of a field. I had duct tape. Long story short I ended up making an amazing slingshot, and it was bright pink.
Whoever is reading this, knows that when we have a really mean and boring substitute teacher, we come up with thing to do;
we make things out of paper, play weird question games, and so on.
I think I am right in saying that paper football must have been invented by extremely bored children.
Boredum fuels imagination. Imagination is good. Maybe being bored isn't always a bad thing...
This past weekend my friend Maggie and I write down a new "practical" bucket list of things we must do; things that are very well possible. recently, we have completed a few of these things, such as drawing faces on all of the eggs in my fridge, having tea party in British accents, and making long distance straws to drink out of. I must admit, we stole a few of these ideas from the vast array of interweb material, but still, it is OUR bucket list.
The weekend was absolutely packed full of odd things, which made me realize the fun that you can make with simple household objects. I'm going to admit right now that I HATE technology. I hate it when you go over to someone else's house and they text. I don't know if its just me, but the stuff drives me crazy. People are supposed to hang out with EACH OTHER, not their phone or iPad. Grrr.
Getting back to the point, this bucket list has really brought me and my friend Maggie into having more and more fun every time she comes over. You should really make one too, fellow blogger. Practical bucket lists are EASY, ENTERTAINING, AWESOME, CREATIVE, HILARIOUS, ANS JUST ALL-AROUND FUN!!!! For your curiousity, here are some fun ideas on mine and Maggie's bucket list!
1) put a cellphone off the hook inside of a yard gnome and scare people
2) roll up in a blanket and have someone pull the end and unroll you quickly
3) spend an entire day eating every meal with chopsticks
4) go in public eating vanilla pudding in a mayonnaise jar
5) shave someone's eyebrow in their sleep
6) fill bubbles with smoke
7) superglue a quarter to the sidewalk and wait until somebody tries to pick it up
I want to start out by saying that by Huggies, I do not mean pull-ups, unless for some reason you think that makes sense here..
Okay, so I feel I must express how much I absolutely love hugs. The other day, my friend Fionna and I were discussing hugs, and how they are just so warm and fuzzy! Whenever I'm really cold, or sad, or something like that, a hug makes everything all better, especially when the other person smells good. I mean really, this might sound creepy, but I'm being serious! For example, Fionna smells like Christmas sometimes, and it just reminds me of the holiday season!( Like i said in previous blogs, I LOVE Christmas!)
I think this week I am going to wear really fuzzy clothes and Christmas perfume so I can avoid hugging random strangers!
Also, hugs are a great expression of emotion. If you love someone,in whatever way, you can simply be like: "I love you ____!!" and then hug them. It really is a practical form of affection. :) This week, if any of you fellow bloggers see me and I look cold, feel free to give me a big hug, as long as I know you. (If you are a random blogger of the internet, please don't hunt me down then hug me, because that is in fact frowned upon in most societies..)
I JUST LOVE HUGS!!:)
Yesterday, I went to a pumpkin patch, with my friend Steffan and his family. It was very.. interesting! We spent the day going through a "haunted house" eating fall food, and watching pigs... race. My family doesn't ever go pumpkin picking, so I was curious as to what we might do. We drove through small towns and cornfields, until we got to the pumpkin picking farm. The first thing we did when we got there, was walk around the place. I saw a whole bunch of country/ fall things, like a tractor, pigs, and even a zebra! (not that zebras are usually found in AMERICAN countryside.) Steffan and I also saw a corn maze, so we decided to walk through it. Once we got lost, we decided to just stay to the left wall the whole time, and sure enough, that led us out of the maze.:) Later, we decided to go through a haunted house, which ended up being more funny, rather than scary. The "scary" people were actually not real people, and.. it was just hilarious. It was fun. At the end of the day, we decided to watch pig races, and then took a picture in a giant rocking chair. Oh my gosh, that rocking chair was so big! It was super fun to rock in too.:) Overall it was a fun day, and we left happy, with two tiny, very cute, matching pumpkins. I'm excited; now I know what pumpkin farms are like! :)
Last night after I wen to the football game, my friend Marie and I went to our friend Linnea's house for a bonfire. We sat in hammock chairs, and decided that when we went home to my house we would watch all of the old movies we used to watch when we were little; the movies that are still on VCR tapes. Marie and I arrived at my house, and went through my movie cabinet, tearing it apart until we found Spy Kids, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We got out my old T.V. (which by the way was about 3 feet in volume.) It was so crazy how watching those childhood movies brought back old memories.:) Spy Kids was my absolute favorite movie for like at least 4 years. Thinking back to the years when we used to play in the mud and climb trees really made me miss being seven. Why can't I go back in time!? We're forever alone. Spy Kids (the movie) is my whole life. :)