Monthly Archives: October 2014

My Mess Is My Home

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Q: What’s messier right now — your bedroom or you computer’s desktop (or your favorite device’s home screen)? Tell us how and why it got to that state.

A: Don’t take this the wrong way, but messes are absolutely my thing. What can I say? That’s my element. My mess reflects me.

When I say mess, though, I don’t mean apple cores and year old pizza hiding in a corner with smelly socks and other absolutely disgusting things. That’s what I like to call BOY mess (though I don’t discriminate. Girls can absolutely have that kind of mess, too. I’ve seen it.). My mess is more of a cluttered confusion of books, papers, purses, shoes, a potato smasher (I don’t know how that got into my room. But it’s there.), NON-smelly socks, etc.

Some people, to relax, like to read.

Others have music.

And some like to-shudder-clean. If you are one of THOSE people, we cannot be friends. (Unless you’re willing to do my chores for me…In which case you’re forgiven.)

Me, I unwind best in a mess. I sleep better with my clothes strewn about on a chair. (of course I’ll pick them up…eventually.) I concentrate more easily if I have pillows and blankets piled clumsily around me. I prefer having my shoes in a pile in front of my bed. That’s just how I think.

But, of course, my room isn’t a COMPLETE mess or anything. Half of it is my sister’s side. And she’s about the cleanest and most organized person you’d ever meet. So…if you were to enter my room, you would encounter one spotless, pretty-looking, organized half, the half you entered through-we did that strategically-and one chaotic display of books, stuffed animals, crumpled up paper, and clothing.

My sister hates my messiness. She’s constantly harping me about it, and with good reason. I don’t seem to listen. I grudgingly clean it every 3 weeks or so on my mom’s command, and it takes about a week for it to get back to its original state. I swear, it’s not on purpose. It just…happens. But, ya know, I’m in no hurry to fix it. As I’ve said, my mess is my element. I relax there. I get some of my best writing done in that mess. Should I really change that?

-Faith.

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The One Lovely Blog Award

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To start, I have to give a HUGE thank you to Just My Way Of Thinking (XxJMWOTxX) for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award. Next, I HAVE to thank everybody who has read and (hopefully) followed my blog! It’s so awesome to see that people actually read this thing, and for some reason they seem to like it. 😀 THANK YOU!!!!

Okay, now for the One Lovely Blog Award rules:

The One Lovely Blog Award nominations are chosen by fellow bloggers for those newer and up-and-coming bloggers. The goal is to help give recognition and also to help the new blogger to reach more viewers. It also recognizes blogs that are considered to be “lovely” by the fellow bloggers who choose them. This award recognizes bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a beautiful manner to connect with viewers and followers. In order to “accept” the award the nominated blogger must follow several guidelines:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award. (Check.)
  2. Add the One Lovely Blog logo to your post. (Check.)
  3. Share 7 facts/or things about yourself

Okay. Here goes:

I play the violin.

I’m hopeless with math.

I couldn’t dance to save my life.

I’m a diehard Whovian.

Also, I’m also a major Potterhead.

Ya know, I could go on for WAY too long listing my fandoms, so I’ll just skip ahead and save you guys from THAT novel…

I love Bill Cosby quotes. (“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” is my favorite.)

I THINK that could count as seven…

  1. Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform the nominees by commenting on their blog.

I HOPE I can remember fifteen bloggers. (Just to clarify, the bloggers I’m nominating aren’t all necessarily new, but I find them all beautiful in their own way.) Here we go…

1. Randa Lane-Haiku And More! I just LOVE your haiku! You’re a really inspirational writer. Keep it up!

2. Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Your prompts are just really great. I especially liked the recent one about the self-portrait. It’s a really great idea.

3. Saya..D Poet… The poetry on your blog is just beautiful. I love the way you bring things to life in such an amazing way. You are one of my favorites. 🙂

4. Mojowritin’ “Where word Mojo just keeps risin'” Love that tagline! 🙂 Your stories are really great, I like the way you think.

5. Improving Reality, One Story At A Time… I know I mentioned you in a post before, but you deserve an award! Your writing hasn’t ceased to amaze me. I will keep coming back to your blog because of that.

6. Writing Through The Fog. Okay, so I JUST found your blog, and so far I love it! I’m looking forward to reading more.

7. T.R. Mcleod Art. I love to look through your gallery of drawings, paintings, etc. I’m no artist,(I couldn’t draw if I tried) but you make me want to be. Thank you!

8. What’s For Lunch? I like the fact that there are multiple writers posting on your blog. It gives a different viewpoint post to post. Great job! 🙂

9. Steps Times Two. To show what I like about your blog, (besides your awesome poetry, which is a given)allow me to link to one of my favorite posts of yours, The World in Ten Minutes.

10. Hastywords. “Turning Tears and Laughter Into Words.” Your poetry is amazing. Though some of it is a bit dark for my taste, you can’t help but see the talent in the words you write.

11. Mel’s Vittles. I just have to say: Your blog makes me SO hungry! Those food photos are so awesome. THAT is why I like your blog.
Okay, I apologize. That’s all I got. I’ll go attempt to find more blogs to read and love now. Goodbye. 🙂

-Faith.

The State Fair and Me

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The fair has been in town this week, and you know what that means…

RIDES AND GAMES AND FRIED THINGS, OH MY!!!

The last time I went to the fair was when I was maybe… nine? Then, everything looked so “huge and amazing and cool and awesome andWhyWouldAKidEverLeaveTheFairItsSOOOOOOMuchFun!!!!!!!”

Yeah…I think I must’ve had a bit too much cotton candy that day years ago, because my memories of the fair are nothing like what I saw today.

When I was nine, the rides at the fair were these amazing huge-sized adventures that I just couldn’t wait to get onto, so I rode pretty much every ride that I could. But when I went to the fair today… I rode ONE ride, and that was mostly for the sake of nostalgia, because that was my and my sister’s favorite ride as kids. Most of them just looked dirty and shaky and pretty unreliable. But, just between you and me, I’m going back tomorrow morning- when less people will be there to see me- so I can ride more of them. (Hey! I got a free unlimited ride pass! It’d be a shame to waste it!) Assuming I don’t die, I’ll probably talk more about the fair (and the rides specifically)next week.

Oh, and the games. You “win” every time! Yeah, pay five bucks to shoot a dart at a balloon and you can win a stuffed animal that you wouldn’t pay a dollar for at walmart!

But I absolutely CANNOT bash the fried “on-a-stick” things. Yes, there ARE ridiculous things that are fried or on a stick. (One year, they actually had FRIED BUTTER on a stick at the fair.) And most of them I wouldn’t eat if my life depended on it. (Because I’d probably die either way) But I have to say, and laugh if you will, but I’m dead serious…I’d eat this; Fried, chocolate dipped cheesecake on a stick.

I’d like to end this post on a wonderful, delicious note so I’ll say one last thing about the fair, one thing that you cannot deny is amazing, and is probably the main reason I go to the fair:

Funnel cake.

Just…funnel cake.

That is all.

-Faith

What Does Sasha Think?

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I have a vial of truth serum. (Do not ask why or how; I cannot tell you unless you are okay with me killing you.) What am I supposed to do with it? I went to all of the trouble of attacking the guards and infiltrating the systems of-shoot. I’ve said too much.

Anyway, my point is, I went to a lot of trouble to get it. But why?

The answer is quite simple, really. To ask my dog what she really thinks of me.

Now, this is (of course) assuming that the truth serum would, in addition to revealing the true thoughts in a person’s head, allow any non-human recipients to have the ability to speak. Or at least give me a transcript or something. I mean, of what use would it REALLY be, if it didn’t? It’s not like any sane person would allow you to give them truth serum. For all they know, YOU were lying and you aren’t just going to ask them about their true, deep feelings for you. NO, you’re planning on finding out who REALLY ate your Twinkie last week!

Moving on..

I am very insecure when it comes to my puppy, and while I know she loves me, I want to know what she’s thinking when she walks into my room and begins talking* to me. I want to know what’s going on in her mind when she’s been cuddling next to me for an hour while I read, and all of a sudden, without any movement from me or her beforehand, she gets up and switches to my sister’s bed.

Because all I’m feeling then is the sting of total cold-hearted rejection.

I want to know what causes her to jump up and bark at the wall for NO reason whatsoever.

What does my Sasha REALLY think of me?

For all I know, she really hates me and it’s all just a hoax to get more treats off of me! I feel like such a chump…

I swear, the truth WILL be made known.

-Faith

*Dog owners: You know what I mean by “talking”. The short, loud growl meant exclusively to make you look at your puppy. Our Sasha also likes to repeat the one word she’s been able to learn to “speak”: Mom (because whenever that word is said in our house, a response is given immediately) over and over again between growls.