Friday, March 17, 2017

A Collection of Words From Me to You {#1}

After a couple of weeks of thinking, reading, listening, and collecting, I have put together this illustrious collection of some of my favorite words. The meaning of each is provided (thanks to Merriam, but what I like most about these words is the sound of them as they roll out of my lips.
So here they are for you to enjoy, because why not.

a visible disembodied spirit :  something that haunts or perturbs the mind
indisposition to motion, exertion, or change
the business of designing, making, and selling fashionable custom-made women's clothing
 suitable to a palace
a gentle breeze from the west
 what is to be marveled at
he quality or state of being radiant
 a digging implement adapted for being pushed into the ground with the foot
 to wish for earnestly
a level or rolling treeless plain that is characteristic of arctic and subarctic regions, consists of black mucky soil with a permanently frozen subsoil, and has a dominant vegetation of mosses, lichens, herbs, and dwarf shrubs
 a mischievous person
 the planet second in order from the sun
  a woman whose great charm or beauty arouses adoration : a female god
entitled to reverence and respect
the moon at any stage between new moon and first quarter and between last quarter and the succeeding new moon when less than half of the illuminated hemisphere is visible
moral depravity or corruption
something hard to understand or explain
 a person who rules or reigns
a watercress
a model of excellence or perfection
Well, there you have it. 
These aren't my ONLY favorite words. No, I have many more. But, I trimmed it down to these.
Have a good day!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A Few Things I'm Glad Exist

First of all, before I dive into a few recent 'favorites', I have to thank you all for the support you showed me in the comments of my last post. I did a lot of praying before I put anything about Beauty and the Beast on  this blog, and I felt like the Spirit was leading me to share my heart about the issue. All of your comments just really encouraged me and confirmed that I did the right thing in that respect. So I just gotta say 'thank you' for that!

So anyways, here are just a few favorite things that I have been enjoying lately (and for good reasons!).
There are new things, as well as old things that I am returning to.

SPRING IS HERE, PEOPLE..Well, not technically. The actual date of Spring is March 20th, but STILL. It looks like Spring, it feels like Spring, so therefore it IS Spring.
This is my favorite time of year. Early Spring, specifically. It's not full-blown Spring yet, but the flowers are just starting to peep around everywhere, and you have maybe a dandelion or two, and the grass is kind of half green and half yellow, and there's these cute little buds popping out all over the branches and the trees, and the weather is (for the most part) amazing... Just. Yes. *breathes deeply* *sighs contentedly* *because Spring*

Book Find: "How to Talk to Anyone". So I saw this book at Barnes & Noble, and it looked pretty interesting so I took it home. Fellows, I am really glad I picked it up. I don't know about you, but I can get pretty shy when I talk to people, and I have to admit that my communications skills are NOT the best. :P # this is what happens when a person cares more about reading and doing crafts and staying at home than actually going out into the world and socializing.
Anyways, I'm halfway through the book, but it has really helped me so far. It gives tips on starting conversations, carrying conversations, how to keep eye contact (which I've always been horrible at :P), as well as other tips and tricks to bring to the table when conversing with people. 
So I definitely recommend this book. It isn't super psychological and complicated, nor does it resemble a boring school textbook. Plus, I just find the cover super cute...? Anyone else?

Broadway: Newsies
I am aware that most of my followers have seen and loved Newsies. So you are probably excited about this part. I had never actually seen it before. I mean, I'd heard of it, but I'd never seen it. Nor have I heard any of the songs, nor have I ever watched any trailers for the Broadway show or anything.
I was a babe in the woods, when it came to Newsies.
Well, no longer. My friend's grandparents bought me a ticket to the three day event thingy in cinemas to see a live filming of the production.

I had no idea what I've been missing. What acting! What dancing! What voices! I had a super good time with my best friend and I enjoyed the show immensely.

And, once or twice., I may or may not have... *lowers voice*...occasionally... *glances around* ... kind of...*whispers*....fangirled.

I'm going to let you in on something. In case you didn't already know, I don't like musicals. I might even go so far as to say I HATE them. That is not including a few exceptions, however. Such as 'Singin' in the Rain', 'White Christmas', and a few others. And Newsies, my friends, made the cut. Which surprised me, because I am not a fan of Broadway musicals in particular. They just bug me.

'Hamilton'? Nooo.

YouTube: Blimey Cow. I have really enjoyed Blimey Cow's videos lately. They have just been funny as well as eye opening to me. I try to show some of the videos to my mom, but she never likes them because "that guy talks too fast". XD I guess he does, but his content is still great!
And I have to mention how happy I am for Jordan because... *sniff*... he got engaged. I don't even know this kid, but I've been watching him for years and it's just so cool after watching all the videos he's made about the struggles with dating and courting and crushes to see that he has happily found his special someone...

*dries happy tears* Onto the next subject!
I have to mention Sherlock Season 4!!!!! (aka the best season of the best show ever). One of the good things about the fact that I've FINALLY watched this season is that I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT SEEING SPOILERS ON MY PINTEREST FEED ANYMORE. I had to unfolllow like 2 of my favorite pinner's Sherlock boards (Abbie C.'s and Ashley Elliot's) because I kept seeing Season Four spoilers. So now I'm just going to hop over and follow them back because I've seen the episodes. *hops*
Abbie was decent enough to warn people of spoilers in her board title, which I was grateful for, but not before I ACCIDENTALLY SAW A FEW THINGS I SHOULDN'T HAVE.

This gets me every time. XD
Even with the spoilers I saw, the season took waayyyy too many unexpected and devastating turns.
I mean, just...*sniffs* John... Mary..... Sherlock.......... Redbeard................Molly.......*cries softly*
I can't tell you anymore. But I died like a thousand deaths watching it.

I'm usually not the kind of person to obsess over a TV show or a movie or anything, but if ever a show mercilessly ripped out my poor little heart, it was this show, this season.
For sure.


And can we just take a second to appreciate what a great actor Benedict Cumberbatch is? He pretty much blows me away in every role I've seen him in (like, three roles other than Sherlock). I mean, seriously. He's the best.
*Salutes to Ben*
Yes, yes, and yessss.
I'm thinking of doing a 'Sherlock BBC' week on the blog sometime, and we can post stuff about Sherlock, and the show, and our favorite characters, and there can be a tag, and other Sherlock fun stuff, and you know.... what do you think of that? I'm not sure how many of my followers actually like the show, so it might be boring for some of you.
Ok, I'm going to end the Sherlock section of this post because I feel like I'm beginning to repeat myself.

Please Look at the Moon. Guys. I have been completely obsessed with looking at the moon lately. It is so pure and absolutely perfect and breathtaking and gorgeous. If you have the moon where you live (and I know you do), look at it tonight if you can.
Also, I'm pretty excited about those 7 new 'earths' NASA has apparently discovered? I was pretty intrigued at the news. The idea that there are other planets with water and air wayyyyy way out there is just so cool to me. *shrug* I don't know. I just like space, y'all.

It's been about 4 months and I'm still laughing at this meme. 
I had to share because guys... this meme. XD I just can't...

*laughs my little triumphant laugh*

Hooray for Writing: After almost a year of no writing, I've actually done a little bit of plotting on my story lately. Just this week I wrote TWO WHOLE TIMES. Which is way more than I have been used to.
It was great.
#Behold the most disciplined writer ever.
The story is coming along splendidly where it was at a standstill before, but I'm quite a ways from holding a physical book in my hands. :P Wish me luck, I guess.

Working my way through Star Wars: It's been an interesting ride, but I have a couple of friends who are helping me out in my journey as I watch this series for the first time. :) At this point, I've seen IV, V, VI, and I. I know I definitely like IV and V.
VI was OK, and Ep. I was a little weird... I'm just not sure how I feel about the whole thing, but like I said, it's been interesting. I am pretty excited to watch one of the recent  movies, though :) I've heard great things about Rogue One. But, *shrug* we'll see. :)

Coming to a Realization: I decided I will be totally fine if I never get married. I mean, I would be happy to GET married, but if God is like "actually you'll be fine single", then I am perfect with that. It gives me more time to serve the Lord wholeheartedly. And I have plenty of things to do with my life other than spend it with a husband and children.
But like I said, I'm trying to stay open to whatever God has in mind. Be it easy or hard.
#hopefully easy
#but probably hard

So that is what I have been up to lately, if anyone cares. :)
Thank you for reading!

It isn't the great big pleasures that count the most. It's making a great deal out of the little ones. -Daddy Long Legs.

p.s. See, I told you happy posts were coming. :) 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

I Don't Share Opinions, But Here's One:

I was so excited to see 'Beauty and the Beast'. I have been waiting to see it ever since I heard they were making it, maybe two years ago.
And I've been excited about it. After all, the animated BATB is one of my favorite Disney movies.
So yeah, you can imagine.

A couple of days ago, I discovered this article.
I know, go ahead and cry.
I don't usually share opinions on this blog. I just don't. I'm not an 'opinion sharer' outside of movies and books. I don't talk about politics, or anything controversial at all.

And I know I will be fighting a losing battle with this. Disney is a big company. There are probably millions of people out there who are just tickled pink to see the first 'openly gay' character depiction in a Disney movie.
But I can take my own little stand in my own little way, can't I? And maybe some of you who read this will, too. That's why I wanted to write this post.
I'm not 'against' gay people at all. Nor do I 'hate' gay people. God tells us to love everyone (your enemies, your neighbor, etc.). But I don't agree with them, not one bit. No more than I believe it's right for anyone to steal or lie or disrespect authority. It's all just sin.
We already have enough 'sin' in Disney movies, by way of 'innuendos' and hints and messages. But this. This is as open as it's ever been and I can't ignore it.
A bit of innuendo is not too hard to ignore. I can close my eyes to a little 'innuendo'.
If I couldn't, I wouldn't watch Sherlock BBC (ever heard of Johnlock? :P)

But this. Thiiisss.... *cries*

Disney is stepping out too far this time, and I don't want to be with them when they do.

A friend said to me in an email:
Unfortunately, I agree with her.

So yeah, basically I'm saying I won't be seeing the movie in theaters like I was planning, and I won't see it for a long time. I know a million other people will go see it even without me, but I, for one, will not give them my time or my money when they put out stuff like that.

Oh, I'll see it eventually. I'll watch it when I can see it for free and none of my money will be going to their box office gross. That's just my little decision, and I decided to share it with all of you, in case 1: You didn't know about this (and you ought to), and 2: In case you want to... you know... join me in my little, ehm, snubbing thingy. Or whatever you want to call it. *shrug*
:P :P :P

I used to be so excited for all the posters and the trailers everywhere, but now I'm just *banging* *my head* *on everything*

See you later. Happy posts coming soon.

p.s. Current mood: :P :P :P
p.p.s. I think in my head I will still be excited to see the movie until I finally do. Because IT'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST FOR PETE'S SAKE. WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME, DISNEY?
p.p.p.s. Let me just say that some of the stuff that Disney is coming out with would make the actual Walt Disney roll over in his grave. Shame, shame, shame.
Ok I'm done.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Then Sings My Soul

O Lord, my God! When I in awesome wonder

Consider all the worlds thy hands have made;

I see the stars,

I hear the rolling thunder

Thy power throughout the universe displayed

Then sings my soul
My Savior God, to thee;

How great Thou art,
How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul
my Savior God to thee; 

How great Thou art,
How great Thou art!

When though the woods and forest glades I wander

 and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees; 

When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,

And hear the brook,

and feel the gentle breeze;

Then sings my soul
My Savior God, to thee;

How great Thou art,
How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul
my Savior God to thee; 

How great Thou art,
How great Thou art!

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation, 

and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!

Then I shall bow in humble adoration, 

And there proclaim, my God, how great thou art!

Then sings my soul
My Savior God, to thee;

How great Thou art,
How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul
my Savior God to thee; 

How great Thou art,
How great Thou art!

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