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Balls, Galaxy Cake

Hey, y’all! Heyyyy #) 

We have had quite the wild ride this week–everything from doctor appointments to classical music to learning to embrace gym sweat and how to cope with Friday the 13th curses–but we wanted to share with you all the sweetest part. 😉

So, there’s a post here from the end of May about the “Great Teascape,” and in it, we mention that we baked cake balls together. Well, they didn’t actually turn out all that great for a multitude of reasons.  Those reasons being: we were inexperienced, reckless, and didn’t freeze them for 20-30 minutes before trying to dip them in the melting chocolate. @) BUT since we have LEARNED. We have GROWN. We successfully made the most (well, okay, they still weren’t perfect but we liked them) BEAUTIFUL cake balls! 😀 Be quiet. They’re beautiful, perfect babies, and the colored white chocolate was probably the best part!

Cake Balls

As you can see, they aren’t perfectly smooth and decorated like Starbucks’ or anything, but I am very proud of us. Me too! They are so, so delicious and were so, so much fun to make! 🙂 

 

Keep your chocolate melted and your icing purple! ❤ 🙂 ;P 😀 😉 O.O

Drive safely by bearing in mind your sugar high before getting behind the wheel. ❤

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Posted in Challenge, Fall, grain of salt advice, Life and Likes, Rules by Annazzz

NOUN, VERB, PLACE, ADJECTIVE, BODY PART

Hellooo!!! Hey, y’all! This week we have a ADJECTIVE NOUN to VERB with you. Once you VERB this post, you will VERB what I VERB. I know this has to seem quite ADJECTIVE, but here we VERB. If you can’t guess, we played a game last night that has a similar setup. Something like Pad Dibs or something. ;P

 

To be honest, this game was not the official Mad Libs company. It was on a fun, little website called, “Mad Takes.” Still, it was all the fun of Mad Libs. I can’t tell y’all how similar or different it was (identical essentially), because I’ve never played the official Mad Libs (a travesty!). What I can tell you, is that it was a blast, and I’d do it again anytime (hehe, you should NOT have said that oh my my my O.O).

 

If you are ever looking for a laidback party game or something to pass the time, this website is great. Of course, the original Mad Libs is pretty great, too, and is a way I got to know some people at the college I attended last year. It’s a very casual game. I can only imagine how you got to know people that way, it’s not like the words you choose randomly say way too much about you sometimes. I think I learned a thing or two about ACG and our other good friend of six years. Definitely, I think “Love Letter” was the best creation we made for AJA. It was so much fun to throw out random words and have just as much fun reading the finished product. Very much so!

MadTakesLoveLetter

Well, that VERB it, guys. I hope you all VERB this game as much as we do. Remember to VERB ADVERB! ❤

VERB your NOUN in the PLACE and your BODY PART in your NOUN. ❤ ;P 🙂 😀 😉 O.o

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BREAKING NEWS: IS THE COLLEGE RULED BOHEMIAN LINE TREE GOING EXTINCT?!?

Hello! Hey, y’all! Guess what? School starts in like 2 weeks!!! AHHHHHH That seems QUITE unreal honestly, but that doesn’t mean we can get away with not being prepared. So, today we solved that problem which meant braving the school supplies section at Walmart. And if you use Walmart, you know what that means, and for those of you that don’t, imagine flies at a picnic–everywhere and constantly moving around each other towards what they want.

As ACG will tell you, not all the flies always get what they want, at least not easily. For some reason, a certain school product seemed to be in limited supply. What on earth is wrong with the world? I could not find a five subject college ruled (emphasis on college ruled) notebook anywhere it seemed like. Staples didn’t have one when I looked, and then all Walmart had was wide ruled. The only ones that we found easily were specially bound with spiral and fabric and colored dividers and it was just a crazy headache. What happened to all the college ruled notebooks in the world??? *sighs* Alas, the only conclusion I could reach was that the College Ruled Bohemian Line Tree is going extinct. What a heartbreaking time to be alive. :/ (Don’t worry, we’re not crazy. ACG just made this species of tree up in 9th grade, and it grew into an inside joke. My friends were constantly exasperated at my aversion to using an appropriate amount of paper, especially in math class.It’s awful! I love the Bohemian Line Tree and think it should be fiercely protected!!! But, I found a notebook and some stickers to decorate it with, and AJA found what she wanted for this school year, too. A big binder with a zipper and a shoulder strap! 🙂 

Overall, it was a successful trip to visit the great beast that is Walmart. So, in all your educational pursuits until next time, drive safely. ❤

Keep your hands inside the cart at all times and your smiles in the car after you survive! 😉 ❤ 😀 O.o 🙂 ;P

 

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Until next week…

Hey, y’all! It’s just ACG here tonight. AJA is not feeling her best (though she is amazing and continues to run herself past tired to do things with and for me).

Also, I would love to say that I may not be the one that is quite as quick to post an appreciation post, but she isn’t the only thankful one. We may have moments where we butt heads. We may have moments where she messes up. However, we also have a lot of moments in our friendship where I mess up and she is rightfully mad but does eventually forgive me and helps me work it out.

So this is nowhere near as good as hers are (and I wouldn’t dare try), and this is not anything close to the post we were planning, but I love you, AJA, and thank you for sticking through everything with me so far and planning to in the future.

 

Keep your hearts on the line and toes in the safe! ❤ O.o 😉 :/

Posted in Challenge, Life and Likes, Rules by Annazzz, The Future, winter

Straight Lines and Serves

Hey, y’all! Hi! So, today we have a story of our adventure instead of a topic to comment on exactly. It was a truly terrific time we had today trying to play tennis. (I worked really hard to fit all those t’s in there! But enough tomfoolery.)

We come from a town that doesn’t really have a lot to do, and today we were going to hang out as we often do 😛. We ended up at the city park (it’s more of city wannabe, tbh), and I had so conveniently remembered tennis racquets. (The weather is also great for January. It’s about seventy degrees this weekend. Hahaha let’s thank the Chinese for making up the myth of climate change so we could enjoy the weather (please note this is a joke) 😉 )

Due to the lovely weather, we did get to use the racquets. Well, sorta. I don’t know that you can call what we did playing tennis. It was totally tennis.  Mostly we didn’t hit the ball and ran around the court while getting shown up by some older dudes. We think they knew each other previously, and they had been practicing. It had been over a year for the two of us, however. Not that we were ever that…skilled. My claim to fame was that I was able to hit it in a straight line by the end. I kinda could serve it. @)

All in all we ended up with black hands, and I was barefoot so I’m sure my feet were filthy. My brother and his friend have been called out for a tennis match in a few months. We’ll keep you informed on how that goes. 😉

 

Keep your tennis in the winter and your hearts on the court. 😉 ❤ 🙂 😀

Drive safely with the racquets in the back.

Posted in Challenge, College, Fall, Life and Likes, Rules by Annazzz

Information Translation

Good evening! Hey, y’all!

Our Important Question of The Night is: Do you prefer pencil or pens? Or, how about chalk, markers, or a slim device to clutch while delivering information? Pens for sure, and I’m not sure about the second part. I guess I prefer a device while speaking. I have no preference anymore really. A nice pencil with the right lead will always get the job done in my opinion. But the others aren’t really things most people run into everyday, unless they possess a certain job: instructing.

From elementary school levels to doctoral programs, most instructors have to pick a teaching medium. My favorite in elementary were the smart boards, especially when my teacher spent part of her planning period to make graphics dance to greet us when we got back for class. In my opinion, chalkboards were always so interesting. I think it’s because they denote a “classic” style of teaching. Agreed, but I never had that until high school to know. It’s really intriguing.

This post might seem a bit random. However, while we have had posts that are just random, I feel like this is interesting to reflect on since we are both nearing the end of our first semester in college (yikes times eight!!! Ahhhhhhhh O.O). I know that I personally have experienced a variety of mediums in my classes.

It totally isn’t random. One of the biggest challenges for preparing for exams has been figuring out how to translate the material given us into a way we can understand then back into a way to show on tests. For me that’s meant rewriting everything. For ACG, she gets a little creative… My psychology information is currently splashed across my bedroom door in rainbow chalk. My bedroom door was painted with chalkboard specifically for scenarios like this. Exactly because it is best to make use of the many, many different mediums to transpose information. I also like to type information out from study guides that the amazing professors like to give for tests.

These are just some random meanderings and thoughts about information mediums. Some are more old school like chalkboards, but like me, some of those same chalkboard fans can still appreciate the technological opportunities that have been provided. In the classrooms there are combinations of most every method present, but how we choose to translate that best for our learning is completely up to us.

So, wish us luck with all of this as we study for finals. Good luck to y’all for every test or quiz y’all may be facing. Keep your worms in the cookie jar and your lights in the trees. ❤ 🙂 😀 😉 😛 O.o  

Drive safely. ❤

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Dear Us,

Hey, y’all! Hi! Tonight we’d like to take you on a journey to the past… I think everyone has moments in their lives, or even just concepts, that they wish they could go back and advise their past selves on a little better. If you don’t have experience with realizing you made some mistakes or needed to think things through a little better, you probably shouldn’t read this post. Let’s be real. You’re Too Perfect and therefore don’t need any advice. Lol, question me on that ten years ago and I’d have been booted out faster than you could say snap. Even just five years… *sighs* Maybe just three. 😉 I’m just kidding (mostly Not really, but that’s true so it has to be okay.). I am the kind of person who has constantly revised my past decisions in my head (I think there was a time when I was an infant that I questioned whether or not I really should’ve cried about that stomachache), so if you’re anything like that this is a post for you.

 

However, the fact that I was very assured that I wasn’t really wrong on anything and my way was best for most of my life, I have plenty of moments I still realize I was being stupid and ridiculous during. Aha! She admits it. But what ACG is saying is…now you get to watch us critique our past selves and hopefully learn from us.

 

Past, ACG, there was no need to make everyone listen to you. You had no idea what was going on anyway. You had no clue, and they didn’t care if you said anything or not.

To my past self my first piece of advice would be: YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING WITH YOUR HAIR. STOP. LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER. FIX YOUR HAIR. Or, at the least, do not wear a “George Washington” ponytail that is approximately two inches long at the base of your neck. That’s…just… It’s not cute or quirky. It doesn’t make you look like you don’t care. It’s just…Very Confusing. Side note: stop trying to be “cute” and “quirky” in a way that will make boys like you and girls jealous of you. You aren’t somebody’s fantasy. You aren’t there for their curiosity. You are yourself and that is plenty interesting.

Speaking of boys, just stop. Stop running in circles, and stop running off the ones that don’t fit your short-sighted thoughts. They may actually turn out to be cooler than your all knowing self thinks, and being an Auburn fan isn’t a disease. Give them a chance, and for crying out loud don’t tease them about every. Single. Thing. Conversations work, too.

There’s so much advice to give about boys. Wow. It’s okay to say NO in big letters and a loud voice. That should probably be my first piece of advice, but I suppose as long as it gets said. If you don’t want to talk to a guy, you don’t have to. If you don’t want to talk to a girl, you don’t have to. But…as a girl, girls aren’t often an issue and also their listening skills are better. My point being: no isn’t a bad word. They’ll make you feel like it is. The whole world will make you feel like it is. But “no” isn’t an ugly word. It isn’t mean. It’s the truth, and sometimes it hurts. But holding it inside hurts you more. And, love, you are the only one you’re responsible for.

IF YOU WANT SOMETHING GO FOR IT. Try it. If you have the opportunity and you want to and you “pride” yourself on not being dictated by others’ opinions, please, just go for it. Apply for it. Pursue it. You may not regret not per say, but you will see all the reminders, and you will wonder what it was like. You will think you were the biggest idiot when you feel like you don’t fit in the path you chose. There will be days that you’re okay with it. There will be days you smile. But hold on to what you’ve got, and go for what you want.

The last piece of advice I have to offer would be contrary to ACG. Don’t be afraid to have limits. You really won’t regret not going with a boy to your senior banquet/prom/formal/whatever. (I can promise you that will be a bad experience if you do not love him in at least some capacity.) You really won’t regret not going and standing in a loud gym with a bunch of strangers. You won’t regret staying in and reading. You won’t regret taking a moment and knowing what you don’t want just as much as what you do. Which, I guess, ultimately is the same exact advice in ACG’s put we’re approaching the limit from the left this time or something. Do what will make you happiest and most comfortable. No one else. You aren’t here to prove a point. You’re here to live your life.

 

Okay, y’all, keep your breathing even, and count out of order! ❤ 🙂 ;P 😀 :/ O.o 😉 😛 ❤

Oh, and of course, the top advice of the night is drive safely. 😉

 

PS – This post took extra time to write as we were pulling from the heart and was thus posted at at approximately 12:15AM Sunday US Central Time. We did not slack and not work on it Saturday night. ❤

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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 Challenge, grain of salt advice, Life and Likes, Rules by Annazzz

Problem Tech

Hey, y’all!

Welcome!

Technology is a wonderful thing… I cannot imagine my life without technology. Well, it’s amazing, when it’s working. No offense to cat people, but it can be kind of like a cat from what I have heard. It is either cooperative, or good luck trying (especially when wet).  The ability of technology to knock over all your expensive vases and poop in your flower pots when you need it most is astounding. This problematic tendency of technology comes in many forms. Here are a few:

  1. Your ability to receive text messages just flies out the window for a few hours. No biggie.
  2. Autocorrect corrects your correctly spelled word to a previous misspelling as though it is helping you.
  3. You find out that you can’t turn vibrate off, and your vibrate is so loud that you can barely hold it in the air (not touching anything) without still hearing the noise.
  4. Your battery decides to drain itself in the middle of the night for NO apparent reason.
  5. Mysterious things happen with it. (Vibrating in a pattern with no notification visible so you are convinced it is about to explode, notifications that are irrelevant to anything you have on your phone yet show up with no explanation, etc.)
  6. Sometimes it seems to have brainwashed you and as though you are dependent on it since it is so convenient, and not only because of your generation. *looks pointedly at anyone above 30 reading this post before they can hate*
  7. Even without autocorrect, the human error of not being able to type on it. This one isn’t really the fault of the technology, just a problem that comes with it, brains not working well enough to use the keyboards correctly.
  8. There is the danger of knowing too much or being distracted by technology when you should be focusing on something else.

 

Those are the top eight we can think of, but they are definitely not all of the possibilities, so keep a list of your own, too.  Keep your phone in the forest and your cacti in the shower. 😉 😛 😀 :/ 🙂 ;P ❤ 😉

I’m sure I’ve used this one before, but don’t let technology get in your way as you drive safely. ❤

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200 miles and the life with a head…

Hey, y’all!!! Greetings from a place 200+ miles below where this blog began(and still has a presence). That whole concept is nuts, but very important. I can only ever say hi from about 45 minutes from where this blog began, so let’s hear from the adventurer first, shall we? Yikes. Way to put me on the spot.

Since Thursday, my life has been flipped on its literal head. Yes, so flipped that it now has a literal head. Anyway, move in and “Welcome Weekend” has been fun but I am super sore. I’ve gone to some weird parties, got some weird information, and met some weird (but super awesome) people. So, yeah.  That’s my life right now. On to more homegrown adventures…

While AJA has just been getting information and making tons of awesome friends, I started classes on Wednesday. I have been to all but one of them once, and have more than likely  talked to less people than she is probably already considering friends, since she is such a party-mixer-chick now. 😛 Seriously, though, if anyone wanted to know who the butterfly is…*points in the general direction south that I am not positive I know anyway*.  I have a new five subject notebook, and have figured out where I want to park I think. Today I gave my family a backseat tour of the places I’ve been going so far. It’s been bigger than our tiny high school, but I haven’t curled into a psychotic ball in the corner from the culture shock yet. I may be a butterfly, but that doesn’t mean if one of us gets to have a nervous breakdown, it shouldn’t be me first since I am the one living with a stranger I’m uncertain how to interact with. (Teasing… but arguing because we all know it’s true. Yeah, yeah ;P I’m just pointing out that it isn’t as shocking so far as I’ve been warned it’s supposed to be.)

Fun question for first time freshmen out there like ourselves: how many of your profs or the adults you’re interacting with have said a dirty word in the first twenty minutes you’ve been interacting with them because for me it’s…90% of them. That seems pretty light. If I do the math in my head it’s not, because really I’m thinking 4 of 6 professors have, but still. I do second the question, though!

So there you have it, our lives and attempts to find a niche. Hopefully I will lose the invisibility cloak soon and AJA’s classes have a smooth liftoff on Monday morning. Keep your books in the sauna and your dog in the backpack. 🙂 😀 :/ ❤ 😉 😛 😉 O.o ;P

As always, drive safely into new adventures.