Thursday, May 31, 2012

it's a wonderful world

This has literally been the longest week ever. Not because anything bad has happened- just because on Tuesday I was convinced that it was Friday. (By the time Friday finally comes around, I'll probably think it's next Wednesday...) So, I'd like to give a big thank you to Demi Mist over at Beauty and the Mist for the lovely award she gave me! It certainly added a little sweetness to the week. (You should definitely go check out her blog if you haven't already- it has plenty of wonderful beauty and lifestyle tips.)

Isn't it cute? (Also, funnily enough, the last award I got was right after a music post too- this post and this award, in case you're new to my scribblings and curious. Does this mean I should just keep writing random posts about songs?)

Without further ado, here are seven facts about me!
  1. I'm bilingual- French and English- and I consider myself far more French than English. (This despite the fact that I listen to more English music, speak more in English, and read more in English. Go figure.)
  2. I'm a leapyear baby! Secretly, I'm only four...
  3. One of my pet peeves is when people answer an instant message with something like 'not much' or 'lol'. Seriously? At least try to keep the conversation going!
  4. I've never been on a Ferris wheel. (I want to, though!)
  5. I'm insecure about my eyebrows. They're dark, bushy, straight, grow extremely fast... they really have no redeeming features.
  6. I love old movies (like 30s-50s)- they're so quirky and funny! 
  7. I wish I had a nickname. (I'm trying to persuade my school to call me Cupcake or Cupcake Girl- story to come- but no success yet.) 

And here are the 15 people I'm tagging:


If you haven't checked out these blogs yet, you definitely should- they're all great. Hoping you're all having a wonderful Thursday, and that your week has been shorter than mine!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

singing the day away

"I'm moving slow and steady, and my head feels like a waterfall." (Slow and Steady, Of Monsters and Men)

This is the song lyric I have stuck in my head today. (Yes. I only ever get one line stuck in my head, and then I sing it all day. Aren't you glad you don't live with me?) What does this even mean? How can your head feel like a waterfall? Right now, I'm imagining Rapunzel. "Let down your hair! Oh, it looks like a beautiful blonde waterfall!" (Is this really a compliment? Hmmm...) Other examples of odd lyrics that often get stuck in my head are:
·         Strawberry Fields Forever, The Beatles. "Always know sometimes think it's me, but you know I know and it's a dream." Isn't this a paradox? (However, it was written by the Beatles... probably in a drug haze... I shouldn't be searching for too much meaning.)
·         Take Me to the Riot, Stars. "Good news is my shoes is lined with all my nickels and my tens." How do you fit nickels in your shoes? I guess it would be a good workout- like weight-lifting for your legs!
·         Alligator Sky, Owl City. "Where was I when the rockets came to life and carried you away, into the alligator sky?" What exactly is an alligator sky? I'm picturing Can anyone explain this to me? And where did these rockets come from, anyway?
·         Ours, Taylor Swift. "I love the gaps between your teeth, and I love the riddles that you speak..." This one is simply perplexing. How are teeth gaps in any way attractive?
·        Taylor, Jack Johnson. "She used to be a limber chicken, time's a been tickin', now she's finger lickin'" KFC reference? Really?

Have you heard any of these songs? What kind of songs do you get stuck in your head?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

by another name, would it smell as sweet?

You know what they say- April showers bring May flowers! (Except that here, it's still raining in May... is there a saying about that?) So this Tuesday, I'm bringing you a gorgeous harbringer of spring- my favourite flower!

Lilacs! The smell is just intoxicating... (Although, in all honesty, I must admit that roses remain my favourite flower esthetically. Shh, don't tell them!) Even better, the bush in our backyard always blooms a week later than all the others, so I get to breathe it in for even longer! If ever I find a perfume that smells exactly like fresh lilacs, that will become the only one I ever wear. What's your favourite flower, and why?

Another favourite thing: Wonderful People Who Do My Hair. (Ok, so this category contains exactly two people... but whatever.) You have to admit, this looks pretty cute. (Note that I look freakishly pale today and was incapable of making any cute faces to accompany it, so I stuck with just the hair.)

Has anyone else done this? Any other easy and cute suggestions?

Monday, May 28, 2012

one of the reasons i can't wait to move out

There are a few advantages of living in a small town (...I'll get back to you on what they are) but shopping? Definitely not one of them. The other day, my friend Kori (over at The Musings of an Awkward Panda) and I went to the mall, hoping to discover some exciting finds.

Why we expected this, I have no idea.

We have a security guard at McDonald's and a hurricane simulator (pay two dollars to mess up your hair! Yay!) but we don't even have a photobooth. (We also have security guards around random piles of rocks in the countryside, so go figure.) What kind of mall doesn't have a photobooth? (Probably the same one that keeps a 'Now Open' sign on for six years after its actual opening...)

After that initial disappointment, we decided to simply wander around the stores, a process that took about fifteen minutes since there's only really three. (Unless you count the sketchy restaurant where people find chunks of metal in their food...) However, in the last store, we saw something that made the entire trip worth it.

Isn't this gorgeous? Apparently someone saw an old garbage bag, decided to paint it fluorescent orange, and put a price tag on it! For only eight dollars plus tax, it could be yours forever!

Oh, and the worst part? I went back the other day, and it was gone. Yes, you read that correctly- someone actually bought this monstrosity.

There are no words.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

how is this even dancing?

Last night, I went with a few people from my school to a dance. Now, as I've mentioned before, my school is SMALL. Everyone knows each other. We're all basically, if not friends, able to hang out peaceably without punching each other in the face. (Ok, so there are some people I would LOVE to do this to... but I am a nice person, so I resist. However, if she comments on my fashion sense one more time...)

This friendliness also means that our dances are pretty tame. (Well, only about twenty people come, so what can you expect?) However, when we walked into this dance, my eyes nearly popped out of my sockets. EVERYONE was grinding.

I just don't understand this. It's like, whoa. I don't even know your name, so why are you attempting to rub your junk in my trunk? GET AWAY FROM ME, FREAK. I am not that kind of girl.

If this has ever happened to you, this video might be helpful:

Or you could try my friend's plan, which was
1.       Smile innocently.
2.       Dance in the other direction.
3.       Elbow the offender in the face.

Has anyone else experienced this? What did you do? (Or maybe I'm wrong. Maybe it's actually super enjoyable. If so, please clarify this.)

Friday, May 25, 2012

sharpie love

So I'll bet you're all just dying to hear which was the correct answer from yesterday's post... and it was...-drumroll- B! A was completely fictive (thank goodness... can you imagine the embarassment?) and C wasn't me- it was one of my friends! (I helped cover her, but didn't do it myself for one reason: BUGS.) Obviously, this is just another reason why Sharpies are wonderful. I LOVE Sharpies, so today I thought I would make a list of all the uses they have! (Can you guess I love lists too?)

·         Clothing décor. There are tons of beautiful designs out there you can do with markers! You may not want to wash your clothes (or wear them in the rain) for fear of running... but hey, as long as you never sweat or go anywhere with dust you're dandy.
·         Hair colour. Has anyone tried this? Admittedly, I haven't... but I bet it would work like a charm! (Hey, if you can do it with food colouring...)
·         Installation art. You know how when you were younger, you drew on walls with crayons? Why not take it up a notch and use something a little more hardcore? (Plus, a marker is a little less suspicious than a can of spray paint.) 
·         Tattoo trials. Want a tattoo, but aren't certain if it'll look good? Draw it on with a Sharpie! You could even get your tattoo-er (tattoo-ist?) to do it- that way you'll know if they have a steady hand. (And a word of advice: if they smudge, you might want to find someone else...)

Does anyone else have any alternate suggestions? I hope you're all having a wonderful Friday, and using your Sharpies for good! (Aka: NOT drawing a mustache on the face of your nemesis while she's sleeping... muahaha, not that I would do that...)