30 Day Challenge: Wrap it before you tap it.

So, as you probably noticed, I missed out on the last day of the 30 day challenge so I’m posting this to kinda wrap it up.

First of all: as an answer to the ‘what would be hardest if I suddenly had a penis’ question, I must say peeing because how the hell do you work that thing. Haha.

Now, as for my it’s taken me so long to write this: my computer has kind crapped out. It was already on its last leg but then shit happened and well… yeah. As for right now, I’ll be trying to get on sporadically but blogging is going to take a back burner to everything since I can’t really type on my iPad or phone as well as I can with a keyboard. I’ll let you guys know as soon as that can change.

For now, I’ll miss being about to blog regularly but I’ll see what I can do when I can.

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30 day challenge: Blueberry Cabbagepatch

29. Share an unpopular opinion.

First of all: OMG THIS MONTH IS ALMOST OVER AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I’M GOING TO BLOG ABOUT AFTER TOMORROW.

So, unpopular opinion time. I don’t get the obsession with Benedict Cumberbatch. I don’t find him attractive. I have no desire to care about his career. I just don’t get it. He looks like he has rammed his face into a wall multiple times. He has permanent stank face any time I see him act and it just detracts from the story line. 

I hate Benedict Cumberbatch. #sorrynotsorry

30 Day Challenge: Prime Real Estate

28. What does your dream house look like? You can describe the inside and outside or use photos you find online—whatever works best for you.

So, I don’t really have an idea for the outside of my house mostly because it depends on where I live. I’m the adaptable sort. However, I do have some key decorative/structural ideas that I’d love to have if possible.

I’ve kind of always pictured living in an apartment in NYC but to afford the one that’s in my head, I’d probably need to be famous or royalty so I’m just going to describe it and go.

Ideally, I’d want a wall of windows, particularly in the living room. I love natural light. The only way this would work though is if they’re interrogation-room-style mirrors or if I lived high enough that no one could be peeping in.

I want a mural of Starry Night on one wall, also preferably in the living room.

I want a wall that is entirely either a dry erase board or a chalkboard. I like leaving messages for people, especially cutesy ones for my significant other. I’d like this to exist in the kitchen or near the entrance.

I want my bathroom to be floor to ceiling records. I blame Pretty in Pink for this one. But I love the idea of my musical taste being on display plus it’s kinda fun and funky.

I need lots of book shelves.

I want an oversized, super comfy chair for reading/naps.

I hate overhead lights. I’m all about natural light or soft light via christmas lights or lamps. I’m weird like that.

Those are the only concrete ideas I have about my ‘dream house’ right now. I’m sure I’ll come up with more things. I’m just kinda weird, I guess.

30 Day Challenge: Some people just say it better.

27. List 5 quotes that mean a lot to you and explain their significance. From: http://sumofourmoments.blogspot.com/2011/05/30-day-challenge.html

So, I’m a bit of a quote junkie. Five is such a small number for me, let me tell you. But here it goes.

1.  “Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch.” – Will Fetters (writer), Robert Pattinson (speaker), Remember Me (2010)

This movie was basically one of the first times I saw Robert Pattinson, post-Twilight, and didn’t want to punch him in the face. Despite that revelation, it’s also a pretty amazing story and there are multiple points within the movie where you just feel something simply because of the words. This quote is probably my favorite of all time because there’s so much you don’t realize about yourself and your impact on the world around you. No matter how insignificant your influence may have been on something, you still influenced it and it’s will always be there.

Another great one from this movie: “GANDHI SAID THAT WHATEVER YOU DO IN LIFE WILL BE INSIGNIFICANT, BUT IT’S VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO IT BECAUSE NOBODY ELSE WILL. LIKE WHEN SOMEONE COMES INTO YOUR LIFE AND HALF OF YOU SAYS: “YOU’RE NOWHERE NEAR READY”. AND THE OTHER HALF SAYS: “MAKE HER YOURS FOREVER”.” – Will Fetters (writer), Robert Pattinson (speaker), Remember Me (2010)

2. “That’s the best revenge of all: happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good fucking life.” – Chuck Palahniuk.

This is kind of morbid but I’ve had quite a bit of bad luck with friends and boyfriends (refer to day 6). Over the years, I’ve learned that rather than getting mad or dwelling on it, it’s better to just be happy. Most of these friends/boyfriends want nothing more than to have ruined me and what better way to prove that they didn’t than to be happy?

3. “I LIVE IN TWO WORLDS. ONE IS A WORLD OF BOOKS. I’VE BEEN A RESIDENT OF FAULKNER’S YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY, HUNTED THE WHITE WHALE ABOARD THE PEQUOD, FOUGHT ALONGSIDE NAPOLEON, SAILED A RAFT WITH HUCK AND JIM, COMMITTED ABSURDITIES WITH IGNATIUS J. REILLY, RODE A SAD TRAIN WITH ANNA KARENINA, AND STROLLED DOWN SWANN’S WAY. IT’S A REWARDING WORLD, BUT MY SECOND ONE IS BY FAR SUPERIOR. MY SECOND ONE IS POPULATED WITH CHARACTERS SLIGHTLY LESS ECCENTRIC BUT SUPREMELY REAL, MADE OF FLESH AND BONE, FULL OF LOVE, WHO ARE MY ULTIMATE INSPIRATION FOR EVERYTHING.” — RORY GILMORE

Wow copy and paste got a little crazy with that one. But I completely ADORE Gilmore Girls. It is such a wonderful representation of the relationship between my mother and me. And this quote, from Rory’s graduation speech, is so very me that it’s insane. You see, I spend a lot of time buried in books. My family used to joke that if they ever wanted me to know something important that happened at a family function, they’d have to have it published and bound in leather first. While I do love the characters of my books, the characters of my life are so very vital to my success. This quote definitely embodies that idea.

4. “PEOPLE ARE SCREWED UP IN THIS WORLD. I’D RATHER BE WITH SOMEONE SCREWED UP AND OPEN ABOUT IT THAN SOMEBODY PERFECT AND READY TO EXPLODE.” — NED VIZZINI, IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY

The downside to copying things from other sites is the fact that they copy in the format of that site. le sigh. Anyways! I think this quote is one of the most honest representations of the world and relationships. It’s so very very true.

5. “We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?” – Stephen Moffat (Writer), Matt Smith (speaker), Doctor Who – The Big Bang

First of all, major Whovian. I’m such a nerd. Second of all, this is such a poignant line because it’s so true. We live our lives and then we die. Sure, we’ll live on in memories and photographs but those are just stories people have of us. Stories of the moments shared. So make sure those stories are ones you want to be remembered for, right?

30 Day Challenge: blogger fail… womp womp

As you guys may or may not have noticed, I missed yesterday’s blog. In part, this is because I was at work and just had an overall busy day and with the snow and stuff, I just forgot to pre-write it. 

26. Take a memory from your childhood (one that you remember better by stories than by the actual memory) and write is as a short story from a third-person perspective.

However, after seeing the topic, I’ve decided to skip that one because I am SO NOT A writer. Kristi and Maggie are definitely more of the writer types, especially Kristi whose plays and short stories I’ve read over the last year or so. Holy canoli y’all. 

That’s just not how my creativity works. Clearly, I have no problem putting words onto the screen. I’m just so good with the ‘making up stories’ part of the writing process. Yeah. So, that’s a thing. Anyways, I’m about to write up today and tomorrow’s posts so I don’t miss anymore!

30 Day Challenge: Punish me please.

25. Give up something for a month, or plan to do something for a month and blog about your progress/struggles/triumphs. Source: From: http://www.molly-greene.com/101-blog-topic-ideas

I’m already regretting this idea but since I have only one other idea, I think this may be it.

So, yesterday, I was talking about how I find religions interesting from an academic perspective. I think, for the next month (or maybe longer because that’s quite a bit of information to cover in a month), I’m going to research the basic premises behind the four major religions in America as determined by http://religions.pewforum.org/ and pictured below.

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Basically, each week, I’m going to research Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Muslim practices, one per week. If I had more time, I’d research even more in-depth (like the different branches and everything) but a month isn’t a long time. Like, ideally, I’d like to read the religious texts for all of these religions and then just assess them from an academic perspective. Oh my god, I’m such a nerd. But yeah, so that’s the plan.

Or maybe I’ll just read this huge, 700+ page book my stepdad just gave me that he says I absolutely HAVE TO READ.

Yeah, one of those. I’ll figure it out.

30 Day Challenge: Religious Exploration

24. What religion, outside of your own, is the most fascinating to you? Why?

Let’s get super serious for a second. I am not a religious person. I don’t follow a particular secular religion at all. I haven’t been to church since elementary or middle school. I don’t follow religious scripts.

That being said, I do find religion interesting. I like researching parts of different religions. I like the idea of reincarnation. I like the story of Adam and Eve. I think Judaism is really interesting.

So, to answer the question, I FIND ALL RELIGIONS interesting. But I think this prompt just gave me an idea about the prompt for TOMORROW so keep an eye out on that!