Happy New Year

I’m literally the worst blogger ever. This blog is just there in case I decide like writing stuff down every few months, which is clearly what I’m doing, since my last post was in October.

So NaNoWriMo has come and gone, Christmas has come and gone, and now it’s the first day of a brand spankin’ new year.

How daunting.

I’m not usually one of those people with the cliche resolutions and hopes and dreams for the new year, but I’m trying to be optimistic about it. 2014 was full of change. Good and bad. I have a feeling 2015 will only bring more change, and I’m praying it’ll be mostly good.

This post is pathetic and short because I really don’t have ideas at the moment, but maybe I’ll think of some. I have some projects for 2015 in the works right now, and it’ll be pretty awesome, let me tell you. 😉

Have an awesome new year everyone, make 2015 the best!! And hit me up on social media if you don’t already so we can chat, I love chatting with people.

Lots of love and peace this year to every one of you four people that read this!!

xoxo,

Grace ❤

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Cat Posters and Ended Hiatuses

Why am I so bad at blogging?? I just can’t seem to grasp the concept of writing regular posts and actually making an effort to have a real blog. No one really reads it anyway, so apparently I don’t like myself enough to “write for myself”. Which, in all honesty, is probably true.

Anyway. How’s it hangin’, blogosphere? My life has been hangin’ in there, like an inspirational cat poster.

I have been caught up with balancing work and school with my fandoms (way harder than it sounds). And you may be thinking, “Grace, you’re kind of an adult now, aren’t you? Shouldn’t you really prioritize your life instead of being concerned with the exploits of characters who do not exist??” Well, mature intellectual blogger person, you might be right. I, however, don’t seem to understand that concept at all, and thus I spend my days being extremely concerned about the lives (and deaths D: ) of fictional characters. Don’t you judge me, it’s an escape from the harsh reality I live in.

(that is a total exaggeration, my life is good)

Anyway, my dance season has started and I spend Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays with kids under the age of 8. On Thursday mornings I spend it with 2 and 3 year olds, which is just about my favorite thing ever. I love kids. They’re so sweet and they say the funniest things. I love kids, but I am extremely tired of dealing with some of their mothers. I swear upon all that is good in this world that I will never be that mom, coming into classes uninvited, giving teachers a hard time and picking on other kids so discreetly that you can’t truly say it’s bullying. The MOMS not the kids picking on others, it’s ridiculous. I’M THE HIGH SCHOOLER HERE, NOT YOU.

Well, aside from that, and school (and orchestra…) my life has been FANDOMS. It’s fall! And do you know what that means?? MY SHOWS ARE OFF HIATUS.

Doctor Who is on, Agents of SHIELD is on, Legend of Korra is on, Star Wars Rebels is on now, and Supernatural just premiered too (but I haven’t gotten to see that one yet). FANDOMS ARE LIFE. Agents of SHIELD is my favorite show on right now, though Rebels really blew my mind and I LOVED IT SO MUCH GOOD LORD. I think I’m going to write a real SWRebels review sometime soon, because I have a lot of thoughts about that show. Anyone watching any of my shows right now? Tell me what you think about them. I’ll give one word(-ish) reviews of all of them right now.

Doctor Who: Awesome.
Agents of SHIELD: DEAR GOD HELP ME
Legend of Korra: nOPE
Star Wars Rebels: So much yes.
Supernatural: I am very afraid

There. That works.

In other news, I’m kind of Twitter famous now (no not really at all but let me dream)

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See?? The Official Marvel and Agents of SHIELD Twitters retweeted this post, and all night i was getting dozens upon dozens of notifications. Actually, I’m STILL getting notifications for it. I’m at over 70 Retweets and 150 Favorites now. Crazy.
*puts on sunglasses* I’m famous now.
And, when Rebels premiered, the official Star Wars Twitter favorited my tweet, another famous moment for me. God, I’m just going places in the fandom world apparently.

Next subject on my mind to write about for some  unknown reason on my lunch break before I have to go to the dentist (ugh I hate the dentist) and then back to work, is this: Writing.

It’s October! Which means November, aka National Novel Writing Month is right around the corner. For the past what, four years(??) I’ve done NaNoWriMo, where you write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. I’ve won four years in a row too, hitting the 50k mark before or by November 30th. Despite all the craziness this year brings, I am going to go ahead and try to write anyway. I trust you, unknown blogosphere, with my writing plan for this November.

I plan on taking the next month to write 50,000 words of drabbles for my OC Star Wars universe that I have been cultivating and developing for the past four-ish years. A while back, a friendship ended with someone I used to write this universe with (which both saddens and angers me tbh, especially because said person was one of two people who I have ever let read my stuff) so I want to revamp and start over, instead of making myself upset over people and things I can’t control, I’m going to remake this fanfiction universe that I am way too emotionally invested in, and do what I want with it. I’ll be focusing on the characters of said person, and remaking them to be my own. I want to create fun characters and fun alternate universes even, because AU is what I do best. I’m already getting into the mindset with a new story that I’m working on, which I’m actually writing on my phone between work and school, lol. Hey, whatever works right?

So is anyone else doing NaNoWriMo? I’d love to hear your ideas and plans, and I wish you all the absolute best with it!! Have fun! If 4 years of NaNo-ing has taught me anything, it’s to have fun and don’t stress yourself out. Also eat a lot of Halloween candy and Christmas cookies. Just me? Oh, okay.

I thought I had more to write about, but I guess I don’t. Oh, I went on my Senior Trip at the end of last month, we went to Washington DC and all over Virginia, and I got to stop and see my dear friends Lilly, Caroline and Savanna along the way. ❤ The entire trip was an absolute blessing and I should probably give it it’s own post, which if the inspiration strikes, I will write. There was so much to process I still haven’t gotten it all figured out yet. All I know is that whenever I think about the train ride that we took up there, I get a little bit woozy. Monticello (Thomas Jerfferson’s house)  was one of the highlights of my trip, I was literally reduced to tears standing in his garden in the misty rain wearing a super cute outfit that made me feel like I was in a romantic comedy. But seriously, I have to think about it and write about it someday, because I’m pretty sure it changed my life.

Okay guys, enough of me ranting. How are you doing? Are you hanging in there like my cat poster?

Lots of hearts, peace and buckets of sunshine to you, my lovelies.

xxx

I’m Hooked On A Feeling

It’s been a while since I blogged, hasn’t it? I’m kind of full of sarcasm and rage today (post Disney depression…it’s a real problem) but I’m going to try and crank out a decent post because God knows I should have done this a long time ago. 

To be honest with you guys (what, all four of you? thanks for reading btw) I woke up in a bad mood today. It had to do with very very sore feet, sadness that I am no longer in Disney World, the impending school year, and seeing people retweeting things that show up on my Twitter feed from someone I really really despise. I’m trying to put the negativity away though and I’m fighting it with one thing at the moment. 

Guardians of the Galaxy. That movie made me feel so happy. It was hilarious, kickass and with all meanings of the word “EPIC”. There really wasn’t anything about it that I didn’t like. Star-Lord/Peter Quill can be added to my list of Marvel Men that turn me into mush. What an amazing movie. We are Groot, guys. We Are Groot.

So I just came back from Disney World. It was amazing. We were there for 8 days, stayed at my favorite resort, Port Orleans Riverside, and went to all four Disney Parks. We also hit up Downtown Disney multiple times, doing some major shopping and bowling (among other things). We had a blast. I hadn’t been to Magic Kingdom in 4 years, and Animal Kingdom in 8, so it was really really awesome to go back and relive all our old memories and make new ones. If you want to see pictures (because I took too many to actually include in a post) just look here at my Disney Instagram. I posted just about everything. @disney.fangirl on Instagram

Being in Disney for a full week really started to help me get my priorities in check as far as my future goes. I’ve been holding onto the goal to work there for a really long time (honestly for about as long as I can remember) but now I know for sure that it’s something I want to do. As soon as I can too. My friend Stephanie took us to meet characters while she was working and we had the best time, seeing her friends with their friends and just all the fun involved was incredible. We had so much fun and got the best pictures ever!! I loved it. I can’t wait to work there myself someday soon. 🙂 

My summer is coming to a close, which means going back to school and dance. I was very pleasantly surprised at how much all the people from dance suddenly contacted me as the week came to a close. Dance starts next week, and suddenly teachers and kids alike need me again. It feels good, actually. I’m excited to start working again and being with my kids, despite it meaning I will probably get sick. It’ll be worth it. Hopefully.

This was a great summer though. Aside from the amazing Disney trip we just had, I spent two weeks in the Keys relaxing and binge watching television shows like the insanely amazing Veronica Mars which I highly recommend for everyone ever to watch, and we had an amazing trip to Star Wars Weekends earlier this June. It was a great time spent with amazing friends. I’m so so so very blessed by them. ❤ It was a very unforgettable trip and meant the world to me. I love my HU fangirl family!

I’m running out of things to talk about. I think I’m going to sleep some more today and write some fanfiction, because I am still recovering from our week in Disney and I don’t feel like doing much of anything today. Let me know how you guys are doing!! I miss talking to people! Hope your summers were all amazing. How are things going, friends? 

Lots of love from a very very tired and drained Grace ❤

xoxoxo

 

Currently

Sometimes I’m so full of myself that I think that people really care about what I am currently up to. 

Currently watching: NOTHING. EVERYTHING IS ON HIATUS AND I’M LOSING MY MIND. I’m casually watching Avengers Assemble the cartoon series when I get a chance to sit down and watch it, because it has Hawkeye being snarky in it and that is all. I also watched Mr. and Mrs. Smith last week for fun after reading a Clint Barton and Natasha Romanoff fanfic based after it. It was way better than I thought it would be and I actually loved it a lot.

Currently reading: Les Misérables, for school. I already love the movie and the musical (I’ve seen four different versions of it online) and I am enjoying the book a lot too. I didn’t think I’d like it as much as I am, it’s written beautifully. It’s just very long. Other than Les Mis, I’m reading a lot of fanfiction. If anyone wants to read any good Clint/Natasha Avengers fanfics, let me know, I can hook you up.

Currently listening: To Pandora. My Pandora account has such a variety of music on it, I flip from 70’s rock to New Age Indie, to Disney Music to Star Wars soundtracks, and right now I’m listening to a station dedicated to fiddle music and folk songs. 

Currently trying: To be positive. I’m very stressed right now, there’s a lot going on and a lot on my shoulders, and I can feel myself getting extremely burnt out. I’m hoping that by focusing on the good things, I can avoid being negative and frustrated as I get through all the stuff I’ve got going on.

Currently waiting for: Star Wars Weekends!! I am so excited to go to SWW this year, I’ll get to spend it with my best friends in the world, Autumn, Savanna and my cousin Butterfly is tagging along too. I’ll get to meet some friends I haven’t yet, and see friends who I haven’t seen since last year! Star Wars Weekends is always such a blast, plus, we’ll be in Disney. I can’t wait. I am just trying to get through everything else to get there. 

Currently upset over: Warehouse 13 ending. I watched the series finale on Monday night, and I am still extremely disappointed that it’s over. Such a great show. I think the ending did the series justice, and I am really really annoyed with all the hate and disapproval of it. I could go on for hours about how wrong just about every single person who judges the show and what happened during this season are, but I won’t, because I’m trying to be positive. ^^^

Myka Bering is perfect and allowed to fall in love if she wants that was her decision and I hate that everyone is saying that it was poor or lazy writing because I have a long list of reasons why it isn’t and why I love what happened in that finale other than my OTP becoming canon because I didn’t even ship them until this season okay everyone go away don’t touch me

Currently enjoying: My new phone. If I had your number, or if you want to give me your number, message me anywhere, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, email, etc and give it to me, since I have to rebuild all my contacts again. It’s an iPhone 5c, and let me just tell you, that phone is awesome. Why didn’t I have an iPhone before?? This is me, accepting defeat and joining the social norm. 

Currently stuck in my head: Like a mixture of four different songs from the dance recital. I was backstage so much I heard all of them, and when I’m not doing anything they’ll just pop back into my head. Specifically, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”, “Dance The Pain Away”, “Lady Marmalade”, and “Vogue”. It’s driving me insane. 

Currently wishing: For dance to be done so I can go to Disney and see my friends. 

Currently hoping: That it doesn’t rain this weekend because I really want to go to the beach.

Currently shipping: Maks and Meryl from Dancing With The Stars (THEY ARE REALLY PERFECT OKAY AND I LOVE THEM TOGETHER I CRIED OVER ONE OF THEIR DANCES I’M SO HAPPY THEY WON) and Clint and Natasha from The Avengers. O.T.P.

Alright, I’m sure you’re sick of hearing about me. What are you all currently up to? 

Happy almost-Anniversary to my parents, they’ll be married for 23 years this weekend. 🙂 And Congrats to my friends Nanci and Brian, who will be getting married this weekend! Another note of congratulations, my best friend Savanna’s brother graduates from Air Force basic training this weekend, and we’re really proud of him! Congrats Chase! 

That is all my friends, I’m sure you’ll hear from me again soon, and don’t be shy! Talk to me!! 

xoxo,

Gracie ❤

Kids Say The Darnedest Things

Don’t they though? Kids are hilarious. I couldn’t really think of a decent blog post to put up, because I am incredibly lazy/busy and have spent my entire Spring Break cross-stitching like the complete nerd I am (also watching Supernatural, which only promotes the nerd-self-image). 

I’m a dance teacher, which is essentially like being a pre-school teacher, but with music and loud things like tap shoes or maracas. Whoever decided it was a good idea to give a group of 3-4 year olds maracas AND tap shoes clearly did not have my sanity in mind. I also have twenty 5 year olds with cardboard surfboards, another idea that was, again, not thought through AT ALL.  When I’m not yelling at small children to stand on their numbers (for those of you not part of the dance world, we put number stickers on the floor that serve as spot holders for the kids) I am either tying shoes, running errands for the teachers, or taking kids to the bathroom. I also am the go-to person when someone is crying, (teachers or kids, hahahahhahaa no seriously) and I end up picking up messes too.

To get to my point, my job, plus my gig as a babysitter, leaves me with quite hilarious stories about kids, who really do say the darnedest things ever. 

When I was babysitting last Friday, the little girl (one of my dance girls) had a blanket wrapped around her and looked at me deadly serious and said “I am a baby vampire!!” before jumping on me and sucking on my arms for five minutes straight, while giggling like a maniac. The same kid told me a few weeks earlier (during dance class) while looking me straight in the eyes, her nose right up by mine, “I’m going to suck all the blood from your body.”  I’m pretty sure that having an 8 year old brother is messing with this poor kid’s head. Either that or she and her family are vampires. 

Another little girl (keep in mind these kids are wearing cute tu-tus when all these situations occur, ok?) was holding my hand and gave me a hug and then told me, “Miss Grace, I want you to come home with me forever, I can shove you in my trunk and you can drive home with me!” and I laughed a little and then she said, “or you can ride up front with my dad.”  SHE’S FOUR.

In my baby class, the youngest age I teach, we have a little girl with her brother doing tap with us, they are the cutest kids, and I truly do adore them, because they are the cutest freakin’ things you’ll EVER see. While lined up for a dance, the little girl stood behind the boy (he has really poofy afro-like hair) and he looked at me and shrieked “Miss Grace, Pheobe’s eating my hair!!” and the other teacher and I looked at them and asked Pheobe if she was eating her brother’s hair because she was hungry, and she pulled a clump of his hair out of her mouth, placed it in my hand, and said, “No, I eat food.” 

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One time three little girls were fighting over my lap when we were going to sit and watch a dance, and one little girl said to me, “You need to grow more legs.”  Which, obviously, is the best option in that situation.

Other crazy things kids have done to me is slap my butt (repeatedly), kiss my eyes (????), stick their hand in my bra (she was three and that cleavage must have looked rather inviting), peed on my shoe (I wish I was joking), rubbed their hands all over my (rather stubbly) legs and shouted “WHY IS IT SO SCRATCHY?” and sneezed in my mouth.

I’m like shuddering remembering some of those. I have gotten sick so much from teaching little kids, my doctor said there was nothing to prevent it, kids are gross and filled with germs. So that’s just wonderful. 

I’m sure I have plenty of more stories, these are all just fairly recent, since I am so brain-dead from being with the kids all week that I can’t remember past like a few months ago. 

So I know at least a few people are following me, so talk to me people, I like you guys (I lied. I love you. All of you. Passionately.) so drop me a line (or a comment) and talk to me about stuff. Kids, funny stories, random things going on in your life, in your fandom, etc. Let me know if you find my obsessive use of parentheses annoying (I sure hope not), and do me a favor and check out my good friend Matthew’s blog and follow him!! He’s going to China this summer and is blogging about his travel adventures and preparations.

Okay, I’ll think of some real posts soon, but until I do, have at it leaving me some comments. Peace out, my homies.

Grace 

New Blog, New Me

I used the most cliche title for this post I could possibly think of. You tell me if I succeeded.

Everyone does that thing at some point in the blogoverse where they do the whole “new blog, new me” BS. I guess that makes me too? I am thinking of this as more of my “big girl” blog. I started my first blog when I was a very sadly naive 13-going-on-14 year old girl, caught up in the thrill of discovering fandom, online friendships, online disputes, and the drama of the homeschool world.

I’d like to consider myself a bit more mature than that now, seeing that by this time next year I will be a homeschool graduate, I have a job, I am out of the house more than I am in it, and life has essentially worn away my naivety to the point where I really want to burn my old blog with fire.

Anyway, I’m going to move on from that. I am closing the proverbial door on my terribly embarrassing younger self and moving on to bigger and better things. Good idea, right? I think so.

So yeah. Welcome to the Big Girl Blog. New Blog New Me. Put your past in your behind. If you didn’t get my Lion King reference right there, exit through the door on your left. (that was a Captain America reference. Be prepared for a lot of poorly thought through puns and references on this blog. It’s part of the new me.)

A friend of me saw this blog linked through my instagram and was sorely disappointed to see I had posted nothing on it. I almost did that on purpose, because I have a lot of kids following me on Instagram who think blogging is either cool or lame, and I wasn’t sure what I wanted them to see of me. With my tumblr being terribly inappropriate and not wanting anyone to see the much more immature me on my old blog, I didn’t have anything. So I made this blog instead.

I guess I should introduce myself. If you followed me from my old blog (poetically entitled “To Thine Own Self Be True” way before I knew Shakespeare as anything more than Romeo and Juliet) congratulations. You know me.  If not, I might as well go ahead and say something (get it? that’s my new blog’s name. I hope you’re keeping up.)

I’m Grace. I live in Florida, I enjoy eating, sleeping and watching TV. Now I sound incredibly lazy. But it’s true, I enjoy those things.

I’m a dance teacher, I kickbox, I play the viola, I write, I like literature and history, I am an extremely hardcore fangirl, and I am too busy for my own good. I like to cook, I don’t mind cleaning, I hate being yelled at. I want to work at Disney World desperately. I am still deciding what I want to be when I grow up, even though I am still cool with being a Princess. I’m looking forward to all the new things that will come my way with college and life in general, though I feel like it’ll be a very long year and a half to get there.

If you want to know more about me, you can read my About Me page, which is very expertly done. (no it’s not)

I have literally no idea where this blog is going, but I’m sure it’ll be fun. Hopefully. Thank you for reading, bear with me!

(also I am trying to figure out wordpress, I am very used to blogger.)