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The Amazing You Tag – Answering My Own Tag Questions

Hullo, everyone! You might remember that I started a tag for my two year blogiversary! I was tagged by both the wonderful writinganyone and the amazing erinkenobi2893. Thanks so much, you two!

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The Rules

  • This tag has ten questions, which you never have to change.
  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Include the picture in your post and tag it with “amazingyou”
  • Answer the questions
  • Tag as many people as you want

The Questions

1. You’re on a deserted island, and you find a cave. What would you expect to find in it?

It depends on how insane I am at the moment. If I am perfect sane, probably animals or natives (possibly cannibals) and I probably wouldn’t try to find out. If I’m starting to go a little crazy (from being stuck on a deserted island alone), I’d probably expect terrorists wanting me to build a missile (heehee!) or a secret government lab or a portal to Narnia/Middle Earth/Asgard…

2. If you could have one superpower, which would you pick?

SO MANY. I mean, I’m writing a whole book about superheroes! I love the idea of teleportation. That would be super helpful for getting places. But then again, super speed would be really awesome, too. Imagine being able to type super fast… I’d probably go with super speed.

3. What one song would you choose for the theme music for a movie about your life?

Probably one of Bach’s inventions played really slow on the piano, because Bach is awesome and he’s my favorite composer to play. Or one of tobyMac’s songs, like my absolute favorite, Till The Day I Die.

4. You can only wear one color for the rest of your life. What color would you pick?

Black, definitely. Any other color would get really annoying after a while. Plus, if I wear black, people might think I’m creepy and leave me alone. And it’ll make me look like a spy… so many pros, so few cons. 😉

5. What’s one thing you want to do that’s wild, crazy, or unusual?

Build a time travel machine? Create my own JARVIS? Go to Russia? Again, SO MANY THINGS! Probably make JARVIS and then make him into The Vision.

6. If you had to give a speech to the whole world for five minutes, what topic would it be about?

It would be about how much God loves everyone, and what he did for us. And basically, LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. And abortion is murder. And a lot of other things. Hush, I could definitely fit everything into five minutes…

7. You get to have lunch with any three famous people, present or past! Who would you pick?

Definitely J.R.R. Tolkien, because LotR and writing and awesomeness, and probably C.S. Lewis, too, for the same reasons (with Narnia instead of LotR, though).  And… Joss Whedon? Because after the crazy stressfulness of Avengers: Age of Ultron he decided HE’S NOT GOING TO DIRECT INFINITY WAR NOOOOO!!!! So I would definitely offer to help him with that – he can do whatever he wants and I’ll do the rest…

8. What is your favorite smell, and why?

I love cinnamon, but I also really, really like the smell of cold. Real, outdoors, winter-is-coming cold. Mmmm, happiness.

9. Share one of your favorite quotes.

This is one of my favorites.

“All we must do is decide what to do with the time that is given us.”

-Gandalf, in The Lord of the Rings

Because Gandalf is awesome.

10. Give us two true statements about yourself and one false statement, and see if your followers can guess which one is false.

  1. I have one sister.
  2. I love economics.
  3. I’ve watched five Marvel movies.

Well, I tagged a bunch of people when I started the tag… But since I want my tag to keep going, I’ll go ahead and tag a few people! 😉

Merenwen @ Shattered Fractals | Jaye L. Knight | Cait @ Paper Fury | Izel @ A Bookish Flower | YOU!!!

Have fun with this, guys! 😀

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5 Reasons Why Planners Are Awesome

I have to admit that I am terrible at staying organized. Not only my room, but my schedule, schoolwork, writing… But, then again:

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I’m trying to do better this year, so I’ve been organizing my daily planner that I got for the new school year. I’ve been having quite a bit of fun with it. And that, my friends, is the reason for this post.

5 Reasons Why Planners Are Awesome

  1. It helps you keep track of things. Let’s be honest, no one has a perfect memory. And it’s very easy to forget that you have a dentist appointment on a certain day and to schedule a fun trip with a friend on that day. You don’t want to be the one to cancel at the last minute because you forgot about something important. Besides, if you write it down in your nifty planner, you don’t have to memorize the date.
  2. You can keep track of assignments. We’ve already established that we tend to forget things. And if you ignore procrastination, forgetfulness is a big cause of missing assignments, whether for work or school. A planner is great for keeping track of these things.
  3. It can help you set goals. I tend to forget, change, and ignore my writing goals when I simply make them in my head. Writing them down in a planner helps me remember I need to try to meet them, and it also makes it seem more permanent. Either way, I feel it helps me hit milestones. And as another plus, the more goals you set (and meet), the more you can reward yourself. But we can talk about bribes rewards another time.
  4. It doesn’t distract. This is the big reason for using a physical, paper planner instead of your computer. In the age of Internet and wifi, sometimes we’re too connected. And while it may seem handy to have your planner on your phone, you face the distractions of Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and Snapchat and Tumblr and Pinterest and Youtube and whatever other social media sites you’re on. Just sayin’.
  5. They look cool. There are so many different options for planners out there, it makes it hard to choose! If you find one that you absolutely love, you won’t feel any shame carrying it with you.

And there, my friends, are five reasons why planners are awesome. Do you use a planner? How do you keep your schedule organized? And are you ready for the school year? Comment below!

The Amazing You Tag – Two Year Blogiversary.

Well! I’m going to admit that I was not planning on posting today, but something made me change my mind.

Something quite large and interesting, actually.

You see, on my computer’s calendar, I had an event marked for today. And guess what?

It’s this blog’s second blogiversary!!!

That’s right. I’ve been around in the blogosphere with this blog for two years. So let’s get this party started!!!

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It’s not my birthday, but oh well.

Instead of something like the blogiversary post I did over on The World of the Writer, I thought I’d do something that I’ve wanted to do for a while now: start my own tag.

So here, my friends, is the Amazing You Tag.

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This tag has ten questions, which stay the same every time you pass it on. The rules are as follows:

  1. Thank the person who tagged you.
  2. Include the picture in your post and tag it with “amazingyou”.
  3. Answer the questions.
  4. Tag as many people as you want.

On to the questions!

1. You’re on a deserted island, and you find a cave. What would you expect to find in it?

2. If you could have one superpower, which would you pick?

3. What one song would you choose for the theme music for a movie about your life?

4. You can only wear one color for the rest of your life. What color would you pick?

5. What’s one thing you want to do that’s wild, crazy, or unusual?

6. If you had to give a speech to the whole world for five minutes, what topic would it be about?

7. You get to have lunch with any three famous people, present or past! Who would you pick?

8. What is your favorite smell, and why?

9. Share one of your favorite quotes.

10. Give us two true statements about yourself and one false statement, and see if your followers can guess which one is false.

This blog would not be what it is if I didn’t have all of you awesome followers, so I tag every single one of you! However, I know that it’s best to tag some people specifically, so I shall.

First off, a special tag to erinkenobi2893! Happy blogiversary! 😉

Sarah @ Lights And Shadows, Gabrielle @ Write For The KingMandie @ Mandie’s WorldFreakishly Fangirlish @ Insomniac Fangirlboth Sierra and Rebecca @ 26 Countless Possibilitieswritefury, awkwardlyartistic, and everyone else!

Have a wonderful day, everyone! And enjoy! (Don’t feel obligated to do this is you got tagged. It’s just for fun!)

To All The Squirrels…

Before my day gets too busy, here’s a post for all of the squirrels that follow my blog.

May your day be filled with nuts and warmth,

And all your family close around.

May you not be chased or eaten by my dog…

Have a Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!

 

Shout-out Saturdays @ Mandie’s World

Hey, everyone! Go check out the new series my sister’s starting, Shout-out Saturday! A new quote to guess every week! (And pictures made by yours truly. 😉 ) Go check it out!

Awkwardly Artistic

Don’t you just love alliteration?

My dear friend has just started her own blog!

This is what I like to call “shameless friend promotion” (Get it???). Anyway, she’s awesome, an amazing artist, a great writer, actress extraordinaire, and a quirky introverted teenager *cough* like me *cough* although you won’t be able to tell by the way she writes! So go check out her blog! I dare you! 😀

And, in case you missed the first two links, here’s the address:

www.awkwardlyartistic.wordpress.com

Superheroes Must Be Crafty!

Hi, everyone! I recently finished a fun crocheting project that I’d like to share with you guys.

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Yep, you got it! I just finished crocheting my first pair of fingerless gloves; not only that, but they’re Iron Man gloves!

Click here for the pattern I used. I must say that I definitely had to adjust the pattern a lot to accommodate for size differences, as I have really small hands. 😉 The cuffs of the gloves are a little big on me, so I’m going to try using elastic on them. I had a lot of fun doing this, and it was a pretty simple pattern; what I didn’t know was easy to look up on Youtube. 🙂 It is a little time consuming, and they’re definitely not every-day, all-purpose gloves, but they’re pretty neat. 😀

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And, as a bonus, here’s the hammer I made for my Thor costume a while back…

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Hope you have enjoyed my creative nerdiness! 😀

The Versatile Blogger Award

So I realized that I’d never accepted this award from the amazing icedmocha34. So… I’m doing that now. 😀

Seven Random Facts About Me

  1. I may seem like I have good comebacks and nice witty lines sometimes, but… ha-ha… yeah. It always takes me a long time to think of those, usually a week or two afterwards. Although there is the occassional one that actually works out.
  2. My room is a graveyard. A graveyard of unfinished projects that
  3. I can’t resist a chance to make someone laugh. (As if you couldn’t tell by my comparing my room to a graveyard and then not finishing the sentence about unfinished projects…)
  4. I seem to use “…” a lot at the end of sentences… I guess my thoughts tend to trail off. Go ahead. Count every time I do that in this post. And comments. And e-mails/texts for those of you who know me personally. 😀
  5. I struggle with making lists. I really do.
  6. I’m not the most organized person. And one of those unfinished projects mentioned in fact 2 is cleaning my room. 😛
  7. I just finished completing my Thor costume for church tomorrow night. Woo-hoo!!!! 😀

Seven Nominees

  1. Quotes From the Coffee Shop
  2. The Monday Heretic
  3. Red Lettering
  4. Mandie’s World
  5. This Girl Is Saved
  6. The Comeback Kids Blog
  7. The Upstairs Archives

Enjoy, my friends!