Posted in ACG is Weirdo Who Demands Some Things Get Categorized While Claiming to Dislike Labeling, America, grain of salt advice, Life and Likes, Summer

Sweat Soup

Hey, y’all! HELLO! We don’t have much news, but what we do is a HOT topic. 😉 Oh, ACG… Oh my my my.

THE HEAT OF THE SUMMER IS UPON US AS WE APPROACH THE END OF JULY, especially in our region of the nation. Nearly every day this week the weather app on my phone has reminded me to be cautious due to extreme heat. Walking outside has been voluntarily becoming ingredients in sweat soup (contents: sweat, 100% humidity, the probability of skin cancer, and deodorant that lasted .2 seconds; WARNING: may result in spontaneous human combustion). The app said 87 and the real feel portion said 104 one day. That’s insane.

How do we combat this? We have no idea. We’ve just come to accept that it’s hot in the summer; it was hot in the summer in the past, and it will always be hot in the summer. Well, until our impending ice age, BUT FIRST WE MELT!

Stay safe out in the heat, my dudes. Wear your sunscreen, and please wear your deodorant, even if it won’t last. My words of wisdom: stay in the AC, if possible. Yessssss, do that!

Drive safely away from the sun!!!

Keep your heads in the freezer and your feet in the pool! ❤ 😉 😛 🙂 😀 O.o

 

Posted in America, holidays, Summer

“It was the 4th of July… You and I were fireworks…”

Hello! Hey, y’all!!!

So, being the good American teenagers that we are, we want to talk about a huge part of an upcoming holiday. The holiday we’re talking about is July 4th, or Independence Day for non-Americans to whom July 4th is just another day of a month. The “huge part” of that holiday we’re talking about is a truly American tradition: blowing things up. Okay, okay… Fireworks, which aren’t actually American, but that aside. They’re pretty…like our country. Exactly! They’re one of the most integral parts of the holiday, besides family (and nationalism #) ).

There are all kinds of fireworks sold in enormous quantities leading up to the day. IMAGINE: ENTIRE STORES FILLED WITH COLORFUL EXPLOSIVES. THINGS THAT POP AND CRACKLE JUST FOR CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT. SQUEALING CHICKENS THAT HAVE BALLOONS THAT APPEAR OUT OF THEIR REARS BECAUSE YOU SET THEM ON FIRE! Nothing has ever sounded more patriotic! (I think you can tell I don’t understand what fireworks have to do with America.) I did not know those existed (city folk have to get creative since we can’t have big booms in our backyard :/). My favorites are more traditional like Butterflies and Roman Candles. Snappers were always fun to use, and sparklers (the most beautiful gift to firework kind) were a childhood memory attached to a long story about being separated from my mother.

 

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The Squealing Chicken (Source)

 

Fireworks can be really beautiful. For Americans on July 4, they are exciting and bring people together in this country to remember that we are all together in this nation that isn’t perfect every day but is pretty great on the overall.  

My personal theory on the purpose of fireworks in connection to Independence Day is not well researched, but I think it fits. There’s a line in the Star Spangled Banner that says, “the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.” Fireworks can loosely mimic cannon shots and serve as a nice piece of symbolism to remind us of the war that was fought for Americans to have their own country and make their own rules for themselves.  (This thought makes a ton of sense to me and is kind of great, in my opinion.)

Have a happy Fourth of July, whether it’s a holiday or not!!! Keep your heads in the air and your hands in the matchbox! ❤ 😀 😉 😛 O.o 🙂

Drive safely, especially if you’re in America since it’ll be a holiday! ❤

*Note about the title: Fourth of July by Fall Out Boy was stuck in my head. #)

Posted in ACG is Weirdo Who Demands Some Things Get Categorized While Claiming to Dislike Labeling, America, Life and Likes, Summer

Five Seasons of Moms

Hi! Hey, y’all! So, thanks to Netflix, we hit a major goal this weekend. As you may recall, during spring break we were on a mission to binge watch a show called Switched at Birth. We didn’t have that opportunity at the time for a couple of reasons: time restriction and the fact the last season wasn’t released on Netflix until this Thursday! It was so annoying seeing as I couldn’t watch them as they were new and weren’t on Netflix yet, but we did it! The last season was a little shorter but that didn’t make it any less enjoyable. To be quite honest, it was my personal favorite season. I can’t tell the seasons apart when I haven’t watched them all at once (I have to know the scene you just finished in a book; the chapter number does not work.) so I don’t know which is my favorite. Numbers are beautiful for referencing thing for my personality. #)

 

It was fun to watch them grow and change and the sisters get closer and learn to defend each other and themselves. Honestly, amazing relationship dynamics all around. Everyone grew up and got some great adventures on the way with drama to spare. I think my favorite part, though, was to watch the girls’ relationships with their moms (new and known) blossom into friendships as well as a mother-daughter relationship. It really is nice, especially as they aged and grew into adults (young ones) themselves. It was very emotional. The characters in this show were very lucky to have two sets of parents, but especially two moms, although I do have to say ACG and I pretty lucky to have our moms as moms, even if we only each get the one. I think we’ve finally convinced them to sign off on an unofficial dual childship, but even without that, AJA is right. Our moms are spectacular. With Mother’s Day being tomorrow, that has really been brought to the forefront of our lives right now.

 

So to any mothers reading this: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! And to any children, tell your moms or the mothering figures in your lives that you love them tomorrow, and until next week, drive safely!

 

We love our moms, and you better love yours, too! Keep your hugs in the car and your flowers in the pool. ❤ 😀 😉 O.o 🙂

Posted in ACG is Weirdo Who Demands Some Things Get Categorized While Claiming to Dislike Labeling, America, College, Life and Likes

Payback for the Pre-College Post ;P

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So, AJA is gonna be frustrated with me, but to be fair I suggested taking it and giving a “brief tagline/caption” for this picture before I got the idea to do this.

I’m not good at pep talks between the two of us; that is her department fair and square. Therefore, I guess it’s good this isn’t a pep talk. If y’all didn’t know, Thanksgiving was this past Thursday, so I’m going to be thankful for a minute.

I’m so thankful to AJA for dealing with my headspace. We’ve known each other longer than this blog has known us and before the internet knew me at all. I’ve always had thoughts racing ninety miles a minute, and that is best evidenced by the fact that most of the crazier ideas for posts have been something she said and I ran a marathon with. I get grand ideas, and she makes me stop to think. If they aren’t realistic or hurting anything she obliges me, but she keeps me on the ground, too. For that I am so thankful.

I’m not always one to stop and think serious or handle serious well, and she both does and helps make me to practice doing it. There’s so much more to say here, but I am thankful for her making me do the hard things instead of just reigning in all the easy things to talk about.

She’s helped me strengthen my logic and debate skills even if the circumstances weren’t always great behind it. She’s encouraged me to go after things and do things even if it’s just so I have tried for what I want. She continues to prove that she would walk over flaming coals for anyone that has earned her trust and protection. She isn’t perfect, but she’s my best friend.

For these things, I am thankful. The list could go on and on and on, but I’ll stop it here. When we agreed that I was going to post this picture she told me to tell y’all to drive safely. So:

Keep your cornucopias full of blessings and your shoes full of feathers. 🙂 O.O

Drive safely!

Posted in ACG is Weirdo Who Demands Some Things Get Categorized While Claiming to Dislike Labeling, America, Fall, Halloween, Life and Likes, The Future

Sizzling Spooks

Happy Halloween! 🙂 Hey, y’all! I know you may not believe us, but the calendar doesn’t get confused that easily, Halloween really is Monday. She says that because where we’re from, the weather has not quite caught up with what we’re calling this season. Uh, yeah. It is not supposed to be a high of 80 degrees on the last full week of October. No, that is not quite the usual at all, despite what this year seems to be illustrating.

It’s really unnatural. October is supposed to be the month of hot cider and hot chocolate and hot coffee and basically you’re supposed to get a break from all this nonsense of oppressive heat and get to make the decision to bring it into your life. Yeah, it isn’t supposed to be still melting when you get into your vehicle and having to keep the AC on. I should be able to leave it off because of a comfortable temperature or have the heat on even just a little and wear long sleeves to cover the rest.

But, I guess the weather has other ideas for us this year. Maybe it means that we will have a nice, easy winter and nothing crazy will happen. Aw, come on, I’ll be disappointed if there isn’t a few weeks of sweater weather. I didn’t say warm. Besides, sweater weather can start as soon as it sinks below 68. True.

Maybe the roads will stay clear and you can all…drive safely. 😉 ❤

Keep you snow in the freezer and your sweaters in the closet. 😉 ❤ 😀 😛 O.o 🙂

Posted in America, Broken Pieces, Challenge, Life and Likes

Tired

The following post contains brief discussion of weight loss and cultural views. Be safe. If you are sensitive to this content, please take care of yourself and check back with us next week. ❤

GOOD EVENING! (sorry for the caps; i got excited!) And likes to overcompensate. ;P Hey, y’all!

Here’s the question of the night. Do y’all ever just get tired of things? That’s really vague. I’m sure a lot of people get tired of a lot of things. Sure, studying, chores, work, school, etc. are tiring, but I’m talking about the things that you don’t think about being tired of. The things that you just do or deal with until one day you wake up and realize that you’re tired of it are what I’m referring to when I ask if you get tired of things. That was much more detailed. Thank you. I try.

The thing that inspired this post–the thing that ACG and I both find very, very annoying and problematic–is:

I am sick and tired of people “needing” to lose weight. If they need to for immediate health concerns, okay, but not everyone needs to. You are beautiful and wonderfully made. AJA sent me a picture just the other day that made me this point. You are beautiful. Do not forget it, and please stop trying to change it by leaping into the miry pit of weight loss.

Yes! I support this sentiment.

This is not us saying that anyone who feels they need to lose weight is being ridiculous nor are we trying to invalidate anyone. There are serious situations out there where people have fallen into the miry pit, and they are not at fault for doing so. It’s just sad that culture has cultivated this self hatred and it’s frustrating to not be able to persuade anyone otherwise. Amen! No one should be made to feel this way by anyone or anything, much less those trusted to lead–whether by opinion and trends or example or anything.

 

Stay beautiful and drive safely! ❤

Keep your hands in the air and your eyes to the sky! ❤ 🙂 O.o 😉 😀

Posted in America, Challenge, grain of salt advice, Life and Likes, Senior Year, Writing

If I Were Famous (Media, Social)

Aloha! I would like to ruin the mood for everyone right off the bat: we lose an entire hour tonight. We are cheated! VICTIMS OF A HEINOUS CRIME, I TELL YOU! (Thanks, Benjamin Franklin.)

Hey, y’all! I will add to that by saying that I really wish I understood when the minutes of the hour just started back at zero and went through the same hour again. However, I have never stayed up to find out, and that would probably be lame anyway. Truly, it’s not that lame–okay, it kinda is. BUT, I have done it. Just…sleep instead. Please. But, that means that we get sunshine for longer (YAY!!!), too, at nights.

That is not the only news from the week. I have now been corrupted (slightly) by the internet {social media} and AJA is to blame for the poor, poor socialites that have to deal with me now. Oh, please, you’re doing a better job than I am and I’ve been working on this for YEARS–like, legitimately six. SIX YEARS, MAN! (Why am I yelling this entire post? Who knows.) Maybe…it’s a lot of banter with the fashionista drama queen version of myself from the other side of the county. Either way, it feels strange, and Twitter is a weird little bird all its own. I mean, I strongly dislike Twitter because I’m not witty enough to be effective in less than 140 characters, but she is doing well! No one should doubt ACG’s abilities.

Awww, thanks. ❤ I’m honored. I still feel a little weird telling anyone who has bothered to hit follow random facts about where I am and what I’m doing that I’m 90% sure no one really cares about, but I am getting to the point where I at least like to think about cool moments that people would care about if I were famous. I mean, that’s basically what social media is for. You just pretend that everyone is hanging on your every action and press post. My main problem is that I prefer to live in the moment than try to post about it, so I don’t post often on social media. Most of the time it happens when I’m bored and there is something other than my face to post a picture of or talk about. o.O Not that you can’t do both, but I feel distracted often. BUT… We’ll see how this goes from here with ACG contributing to the world’s mass communication with itself.

 

Don’t tweet and drive, which is another way of saying “drive safely.” ❤

Keep your thumbs on the bulb and your hair out the window.
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