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.

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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.

My Top 3 Favorite Bloggers(So Far…)

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Okay, so, I’ve seen some really great bloggers on here in the short time that I’ve been in the Blogging world, and I think I should give a few of my favorites a shoutout.

Before I begin, though, I must warn you: There is absolutely NO rhyme or reason to the types of blogs I read, and therefore you really shouldn’t expect that you’ll find all of one kind of blog on my blogroll. I can promise you this, though, you’ll see some pretty cool people.

My personal top favorite blog to read lately has been the website of miss Girl on the Contrary. I just love the fact that I don’t have to spend even ten minutes on her site in order to read quite a few really awesome posts. She really makes me laugh with her observations, and she tends to say a lot of the things I think before I really think much about it. I wholeheartedly recommend reading her site.

Another favorite: Improving Reality, One Story at a Time. I first saw this blog because I searched “short story” in the tag bar and found a really gripping, well thought out short story to read. Upon further reading, I saw quite a few other really cool posts on here. Really a great thinker, this woman. I highly recommend reading her blog.

And #3 on my top 3 blogs: TraBlogger. I read this guy’s blog because of the amazing pictures he posts of places and things around the world. It’s really awesome that he gets to see different cultures up close and personal, and he’s sharing that with us through his blog.

Now that’s my top 3 FAVORITE bloggers. (So far… I’m still reading. :D). (Oh, and that’s not including the Daily Post, which I guess technically counts, but it also technically doesn’t, since they’re the reason I’m posting this…)

If you want to see some of the other bloggers I enjoy, check out my Blogroll. As I’ve said, there’s no real rhyme or reason, I enjoy reading everything from mommy blogs to cooking blogs to music sites. But I’m sure you’ll find a great read on there. 🙂

-Faith

A Warning to the Readers…

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It has been one BUSY week for me, guys! I honestly kinda forgot this blog existed for a few days(You may laugh now). News flash to me: Schoolwork can get HARD some weeks!

So… confession time: I am WAY behind on the Blogging101 prompts, unsurprisingly.

WordPress world, get ready for some SERIOUS LiteraryFaith blogging! ;D

The World We Live In

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Loud.

The noise blocks all thought.

Phones.

TV.

iPods.

Websites.

Media.

Music.

Too much, too much to bear.

I’ll explode if it doesn’t stop.

Everybody absorbed, looking different ways.

They aren’t aware of each other.

How does this happen?

Life is a series of who likes my words, and who doesn’t.

I don’t want to be one person’s opinion.

I want to be ME.

But that’s so hard today.

What if I’m not liked?

What if I’m just too different?

What would they say then?

Should I care?

No.

No, I don’t care. I shouldn’t care.

I WILL NOT be one person’s opinion.

I WILL be ME.

I will say what I need to say, and If you don’t like it, say something different.

Say something that is YOU.

And don’t judge somebody else’s ME.

We all have flaws.

Insecurities.

Fears.

And we all have gifts.

Talents.

Loves.

We are PEOPLE, for heaven’s sake.

Why is that so hard to understand in the world we live in?

Don’t Judge a Theme By Its Cover… It Just May Surprise you.

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I’m doing some catching up on the Blogging 101 posts that I missed the past few days, and I picked out a new theme! After looking at 20+ themes that I was sure I’d hate, I have now picked out the very same one that I originally said I would “NEVER use.” because it was just so “Loud”. That just goes to show ya how little we really know about things when we judge by the cover and never really open the book.

What Would You Do For A Klondike Bar (Fiction)

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The heat was blinding as I trekked farther and farther away from the safety of my vehicle. Why did I do this? Nobody in their right mind would subject themselves to the threats of this wilderness. I took another step, and another, my energy waning all too quickly. Sweat poured in buckets from my head, and I could feel my exposed arms and face crisping in the sunlight.
It must’ve been 150 degrees out here, and me without so much as a bottle of water to quench my ever-growing thirst. It felt like miles I walked, without seeing a single indication of life.
Walking, walking, walking. Too far I had gone, too far to go. Would I make it? My life flashed before my eyes. I saw invitations to birthdays, Christmases, and baptisms, most of which I hadn’t gone to. Had I been too distant in my life? If I died here in this desert, would anybody miss me? Did anybody need me? I didn’t know anymore.

I made peace with my God, and I was listing the things that I wanted forgiveness for when I saw it, two feet away from me. My savior. The door to safety, my way out of this torture.

Thanking God and making a promise to continue our little chat later, I gratefully took the remaining step through the door to my local Walmart.