Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A to Z Challenge

     Yesterday, a friend of mine told me about this thing called the A to Z challenge. It sounded like fun, so I signed up. If you do not know what the A to Z Challenge is, it's when bloggers post one article a day during the month of April. The post is supposed to be about something that starts with the letter selected for that day. We start with "A" on April 1, and continue through the alphabet until April 30 with "Z" (breaks on Sundays). If a blogger is inactive for 5 days, they will be cut from the challenge. It's also a great way to "get out there" a bit. I will not be using a theme, so my posts will mostly have absolutely nothing to do with each other. I'm excited to see what happens :)


Monday, March 21, 2016


     I love puns. This year, a few of my friends and I are in charge of making a newspaper for our homeschool group. We will have comics, a crossword puzzle, interviews, and whatever other crazy things my best friend comes up with. We had an idea to create a pun section, and I have been appointed to be in charge of that :) I'm aiming to have a variety of brilliant puns and slam-your-face-on-a-desk stupid puns. So here I am, sharing my puns with you. Keep in mind that, although I can occasionally be brilliant, I did not come up with any of these.

What's the tallest building in your city?
The library, because it has the most stories.

Where did Noah keep his bees?
In the ark hives.

Whiteboards are remarkable. (hahahahahahahahahahano)

Did you guys hear the joke about the high wall?
It's hilarious. I'm still trying to get over it.

Astronomers got tired after watching the moon go around the earth for 24 hours so they decided to call it a day. *insert stern face*

A sheep, a drum, and a snake fall down a cliff.

What's the difference between a cat and a comma?
One has claws at the end of it's paws and one is a pause at the end of a clause.

I support farming. You could even call me

What do you call a snobbish criminal going down stairs?
A condescending con descending.

And my personal favorite:
What's the difference between a dirty bus stop and a lobster with breast implants?
One is a crusty bus station and one is a busty crustacean.
(who has the time to come up with these????)

And here's one that's not really a pun, but it's smart:
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You're welcome :)


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

All You Have To Do Is Believe (not really, but it helps)

     I am an optimist and I like to believe I can do things I can't. It's great, because sometimes the only thing I need for something to happen is hope, and if it doesn't work out I can still find a way to be happy.
     I have developed this logic from playing games in a gym on Sunday nights. We play a game called Resurrection, which is basically dodgeball on steroids. All you have to do is run around and throw balls at people (which by the way is extremely satisfying). If you get hit, you sit down until the person who hit you with their ball gets hit. Then they sit down and everyone who got hit by them gets up. Therefore it never ends. Unless something gets screwed up somehow, but that's never happened. Anyway, I love this game, but I have no aim whatsoever and can't catch to save a child. I usually end up taking the sneaky approach and hiding in the corner until someone comes within range, then I throw my ball at them when they aren't looking. The best thing is when they are one of the really good players who got a lot of people out, and half of the people sitting down are like "HALLELUJAH." But I still can't catch or throw, so those moments don't happen nearly as often as I'd like. What I discovered is that the power of believing in yourself really helps. (Also making sure you have good form when you throw). When I say to myself, "I can't catch," I don't. But if I start thinking, "I can throw this ball with the power of many flying unicorns (which would make it a pegasus) and hit that person," then I usually still don't, but I'm much closer than normal. Even though I didn't hit them, I am recognizing improvement.
     Moral of the story, sometimes being pessimistic just makes it worse. If you think, "I can't do this," you probably won't. Having a positive outlook is something that really helps me get through life. I have many reasons to be depressed, but I'm not because I know that good things far outweigh the bad.


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Hello Again

     Hey there. I have been inactive for the past few months. I could blame this on holidays, dance, or the other pile of things going on. They did play a part in it, but that's not the real reason.
     I got a blog because I like to read, write, and share my opinion. The issue is, when I try to write a post, I get writer's block. It's not because I have nothing to write about, but it's because I don't want to write something stupid and get judged for it. I don't want people to judge me for choosing a certain topic or being an amateur writer. I want to express what I'm thinking and give other people the opportunity to read it.
     Lots of people say they won't judge you, but sometimes, as humans, we judge without thinking about it. Not only can judging be hurtful to the person you're judging, it can be hurtful to you. If you're constantly judging people who are "lesser" than you, you gain your self-confidence from putting others down. If you judge people who are "perfect", you put yourself down because you are not as "perfect" as they are. I am who I am, and you are who you are. Everybody's different. What would the world be like if we were all the same? Boring. I don't judge people on appearance or talent. Are you awful at painting, but you do it anyway? Congratulations, I'm not judging. Props to you for trying. Do you post pictures of your Starbucks on Instagram? Congratulations. I personally wouldn't do that, but go ahead. I won't judge you. Do you like to sit in your pajamas eating Lucky Charms and watching Dora? Congratulations, have a nice time. My point is, if you enjoy doing something or want to try something new, just do it. *insert John Cena* If you end up hating it, at least you tried.
     Ultimately, God is the only one whose judging matters in the end. But there is one thing I will judge you for. Your attitude. I don't care if you have a seemingly "flawless" face. If you have a crappy attitude, you can be sure that I won't enjoy your company. If you're fake, I won't trust you. If you're kind, I will make an effort to be in your presence. Sometimes we make mistakes and come across as rude or ignorant without trying to. I understand that. But if you always have a bad attitude and you know it, that means you are too lazy to make even yourself happy. So why should I think that being around you would make me happy? You don't care about how you act, so you won't change it. You aren't the center of the universe. You still matter, but so does everyone else. Everyone is equally special. 
     The happiest people are the ones who realize that life isn't all about them and God is the only one who can help them fulfill their purpose on this earth. You might not think paying for someone's food or giving them a card would be a big deal, but it might be to them. You could bless so many people just by turning your focus away from yourself. Share that last donut, no matter how much you love chocolate frosting.

"Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven..."
-Matthew 5:12