Hello, beans of all kinds! Tonight’s post is brought to you by The Clock, our human comprehension overlord. 😉 Hey, y’all! Not only is it our overlord, it kind of gets in the way sometimes and flies way too fast when you wish all it would do is slow down. I feel that.
Speaking of, for a large portion of America, tonight (Sunday morning @) ) we will be “losing” an hour. Or, at least, letting the fall borrow it, which can kind of get in the way of things. I’ve tried to understand the logic and process before, but I decided it was confusing and to just roll with it. There was a smart guy in the past who decided this helps time work best, and it’s what we do now. Maybe I’ll understand one day. That smart guy was Benjamin Franklin (thank him for all your battery uses as well)! But, yeah, no, this time I don’t know what he was thinking. (He was thinking that it was more efficient for candle use to use natural light and stay on “normal hours” when it was available than to burn candles to stay active normal hours.)
All of this to say: today has been weird and tomorrow is bound to be weirder, but maybe if we all sacrifice this representation of a portion of our life to The Clock, we will survive and get more daylight out of the deal. More daylight is always great, especially if outdoor activities are on the to do list. Tomorrow will probably be the weirdest day of the year (not really, it will probably be the most groggy due to the lack of sleep) but we’ll get through it and enjoy the benefits that come on its heels. True!
Drive safely into the sunset at 9PM 😉 this June, thinking of good ol’ Benny Franklin.
Keep your springs on your feet and your pillows on the clock. 🙂 ;P ❤ 😀 😉 O.o
Hey, y’all! HellO! So, with the new year comes the new semester for college students like us. WITH ALL NEW AND EXCITING CLASSES! Exactly! And while schedules can be annoying, the classes are definitely pretty exciting (for both of us, no matter how so very different they are this semester).
This is the semester where our majors are really taking a forefront, providing us with deep knowledge of our most beloved interests. For me, that’s sciency stuff like anatomy and microbiology. For ACG, all things lit and writing. 😀 True that, though I do think I should get a science credit from having a best friend who has definitely talked at me more than 64 hours about biology. ;P
Either way, we’re both super excited to get started in on our major classes this time, and I think I can safely say we’re both really looking forward to hearing about each other’s and everything that is coming with this semester. I know I am at least. 😀 Always. I think 2018 is off to a magnificent start! 🙂
So, y’all better drive safely. 😉 ❤ Keep your shoes in the safe and your books in the refrigerator! 😀 😉 😛 O.O ❤ 🙂
Hello, friends! We hope you all have had a wonderful 2017, despite some…interesting circumstances throughout the world. Hey, y’all! Definitely! 2017 was messed up in some ways, but in others it was really, really great, too.
As this year comes to an end and another steps in to take its place, people from all around have various ways to celebrate the new year. I know that we have a few traditions of our own that we like to keep (and add to as time goes on). Now that ACG has been poetic about the whole ordeal. 😉 ❤ It’s time for yet another a list post to top off this wonderful year! Which is to say, here are OUR favorite New Year’s traditions and a little about them.
Sparkling grape juice: It tastes good. AJA’s parents had it at their house for us one year a long time ago, and we liked it. It’s a seasonal thing, so this is one of the rare times we get to have it. Yay for feeling fancy and staying sober! 😉 ❤
Most years, we also have a singing party. Playing games like Rockband or Sing It! I don’t think that will be the case this year due to the game consoles not being easily accessible, but there will still definitely be games played…board games, that is. 😉 ❤ We can’t forget card games! And I think this will be a hilariously fun substitute. 😀
I think most every year we have had confetti guns. The fact we get to shoot things in the house is overshadowed by the epic confetti wars that tend to take place after we’re out of ammo. 😉 Another thing that’ll be slightly different, but there will still be so much confetti…for ACG to lovingly direct into the most uncomfortable of places, despite my efforts to dress accordingly. @) I have mad skills… that you were usually accidental. liar.
To summarize: we always have a New Year’s Eve party, where when it’s possible ACG and our other close friend spend the night. This year, while breaking all the other traditions, we get to add a new member to the party, although he will NOT be spending the night for a few obvious reasons. We do get to add a new member, and while it will be strange, I am excited to have this be one of the added traditions I mentioned earlier. This year is going to be epic!!! 😀 ❤
Drive safely into the new year! ❤
Keep your glasses in the air and your confetti in hand! ❤ 😉 O.O 😛 😀 😉
Hey, y’all! Guess who’s back today?!?! Oh no. That implies I’m actually here. I’m a projection of AJA. You are, and we love it!
She’s here. She’s still tired, because things haven’t exactly calmed down in her life (the opposite has actually happened, lol…somehow), but she loves us enough to be here right now. Um, yes. In honor of football (which I don’t watch) and ACG’s posting recently.
Roll tide! We won tonight, but I can’t exactly say I was paying enough attention to know much more than that. You see, the Alabama season kicked off tonight (pun intended (no)), and in my family, that means megawatts of excitement, screaming, and excessive jumping around. I sit in the room if I’m home to spend time with my family, but in the past, many posts have been written during games. O.o And my family watches Project Runway during “The Game.” 😉
And that’s basically our update. I’m tired. We’re here. Drive like a maniac. 😉 Carpe diem! (But of course do it safely. <3) Keep your cleats on the runway and the offense out of the red zone! ❤ 🙂 O.O 😀 😉 😛
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
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.
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. #)
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 🙂
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
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 🙂