Sunday, March 20, 2016

Happy Little Things

So about seven hundred years ago, quite a few of you (Lauren, AshleyAdalineEllie, Gwen, Maddie, Adelaide) did the happy tag, where you basically just list the things that make you happy, all in different categories, and because I'm a mushy, nostalgic mess, I'm going to do the same. I don't know who originally did this, I'm sorry, if anyone knows if you could let me know that would be great.

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Cinnamon vanilla cookie candles dust books petrichor clean sheets

 Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Saenz | Challenger Deep - Neal Shusterman | The Wednesday Wars - Gary D. Schmidt | Keeper of the Lost Cities - Shannon Messenger | Oh, The Places You'll Go - Dr. Seuss | The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien | The Amazing Book is not On Fire - Dan and Phil | Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life - Wendy Mass

Movies and TV
Girl Meets World | Legally Blonde | Dead Poets Society | Remember the Titans | The Princess Bride | Matilda | Leap Year | The Neverending Story | The Suite Life of Zack and Cody | Frasier | Breakfast at Tiffany's | Finding Nemo | Lord of the Rings | The Hobbit | Malcolm in the Middle | Parks and Recreation

aspire universe meliorism orphic oddity explorer escapade

Kansas City - The New Basement Tapes | Love at First Sight - The Brobecks | Woman Woman - AWOLNATION | Avalanche - WALK THE MOON | Anna Sun - WALK THE MOON | Luna - Bombay Bicycle Club | First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes | Dead Hearts - Stars | Taking Pictures of You - The Kooks | I'll Keep On - NF | Stay In the Clouds - Zee Avi | Anathema - Twenty One Pilots | Lovely - Twenty One Pilots | Recover - CHVRCHES | Forest - Twenty One Pilots | Ease - Troye Sivan | Two Young Hearts - Sabrina Carpenter | Oblivion - Bastille | Little Bird - Ed Sheeran | Dear Bobbie - Yellowcard | Holding Onto You - Twenty One Pilots | SING - My Chemical Romance | Spotlight - Patrick Stump | Banana Bread - Cavetown | LA Devotee - Panic! at the Disco | All of them Dreams - Tom Rosenthal | Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros | Suburbia - Troye Sivan | Slowtown - Twenty One Pilots

Other Things
My fabulous little El Bandito |  birds | the ocean | my dan to my phil | singing at the top of your lungs during road trips | koi fish | banana bread | finding new bands | those 'the way I see it' starbucks cups | the color yellow | fog | blue neighborhood | sunflowers | golden morning sun rays that hit all the corners of your house | art | books | stars | forests | plants | tea | dogs and cats | cloudy and rainy days | walks in the city | old twenty one pilots tweets | ice cream | fairy lights | lifting off in an airplane and watching the cities get smaller and smaller | staying in hotels | little cottages | overgrown gardens | flag banners | those bookshelves with rolling ladders

From what I've come across, this hasn't been a "be tagged and tag others" tag, so if you feel like diving into a sea of nostalgia and mushy feelings, then by all means, go ahead and spread the joy. It's a really sweet tag, and tends to make people happier.

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last night we finally got the keys to the new house my family's moving into, and I got to visit my new room for a while. It's a little smaller than the one I have now, so I'm currently in the process of  getting rid of a lot of old things. So far it's been a little scary, but something about spending some time to visit my new room and get used to it helped a lot. The neighborhood isn't bad; we're at the end of this roundabout surrounded by a bunch of trees. I still get the view of the sunset that I wanted and my window's behind a giant tree in the front so I still feel safe and secluded. I'm still working on getting used to it, but we'll just have to see what happens.

Also, I'm finally on spring break, which has been giving me more time to work on other things other than panicking over deadlines and trying to keep from tossing my textbooks out the window, so that's been great.

I hope you're all doing well! I think I'm finally caught up with most of your blogs (good luck to those of you who still aren't on spring break btw or who don't have it at all, wow) I hope schools been good for you, and that your pets and everything are all doing great.

Maybe one of these days I'll learn how to make an outro to a post without making it awkward

Until my next snack break between Parks and Rec episodes, kids

Thursday, March 17, 2016


So um...hi?? It's been a while. 

I'm back to the same old blog, just with a whole new url and look, which still feels strange honestly, but I like the new feel of it.
It's official, this is the longest hiatus I've ever had, but I needed it. I was wanting to come back a lot sooner, but it didn't exactly go as planned. Either way, I'm really happy to be back.
Please forgive me if I don't sound the same, it's been a while and quite a few of my interests have changed and I'm still not quite comfortable with everything yet. I haven't been on blogger for a couple months either, so if in the last week or so you noticed a sudden spike in your pageviews, that was probably me. I'm still working on catching up with everything and hoping I can reestablish this little corner of the internet. 
I feel like I left you all as the Dan and Phil + pun loving member of the community and then completely changed myself and dragged myself back, which feels unfair to all of you in a way I guess and I feel really bad, but maybe I can try to introduce you to the things I love (again).  It will probably happen in a post later on. 
Since I haven't asked in a long time, how are all of you doing? I've tried to catch up with the majority of you by reading blogs, but sometimes it's still hard to tell, so how's life for everyone? How is school, your pets, maybe some of you have made some drastic changes in your lives? (I'm really sorry, I'm so bad at this)
Hopefully by next week I'll be better at this. I do have a couple drafts already up and ready to go, so I'm looking forward to those in the meantime.

(And I'm going to get better at this, I promise.) 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Dear Future,

Thank you for being kind
Thank you for always settling in as the gentle present
Thank you for never being anything more than I can handle 
I'll admit, I was a little terrified at first when I first heard of you, but I appreciate all of the wonderful people you've given me along the way so I don't have to take this path alone
I'm sorry for pushing you away for the longest time when I was younger; you have to understand, I didn't know what to think
Because you bring such terrible, wonderful things, and I wasn't ready to face any of them 
But along with the people, you've given me hope and a whole new perspective on the most beautiful, horrible place I've ever seen
Please forgive me if I'm still a little hesitant, but I still doubt myself and wonder if I'll ever be ready to fully come out of my own little box I've grown so fond of 
All the same, I'm very glad you're here, and I invite you in to take a seat
Pour yourself a cup of tea and make yourself at home
I'm ready to hear all about the world you've built for me

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fun fact: I was sitting alone on a beach a few months ago, right behind the group of kids in the last picture. we all sat and watched the waves while the boy and girl on the far right played the flute while the middle one played the ukulele and the other two sang about the future and hope and love while the sun went down. Sitting on that beach behind that group of kids was the calmest and most at peace with the world I've felt in a very long time.

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this week's playlist
I'll Keep On - NF, Jeremiah Carlson | Heal - Tom Odell | The Light Behind Your Eyes - My Chemical Romance | Woman Woman - AWOLNATION | Kansas City - The New Basement Tapes | Avalance - WALK THE MOON | Portugal - WALK THE MOON | R.I.P. 2 My Youth - The Neighbourhood | What It Costs - Switchfoot | Maps - The Front Bottoms | Stay In The Clouds - Zee Avi | Ghosts That We Knew - Mumford and Sons | Carried Away - Dionysia | All These Things That I've Done - The Killers