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Thankful

Hey, y’all! HELLO! So, as you know (or may not, no judging) this past Thursday was Thanksgiving for Americans everywhere. 😉 YAY TOO MUCH FOOD AND WEIRDNESS!

As a result of that (both being Americans and having had this day to celebrate) we wanted to share ten things we’re thankful for.  Soooo onward, we go…

 

  1. NEW EXPERIENCES (like a strange bean’s family)
  2. Family and friends (that eat your experimental thanksgiving pizza happily)
  3. STUFFING/DRESSING/SEASONED BREAD PRODUCT SOAKED IN FAT
  4. Cookies!!!!!!!!
  5. LEFTOVERS
  6. Time off school and work to contemplate the deeper things of life
  7. MORE NEW EXPERIENCES (like disc golf and bird watching)
  8. Realizing that some experiences are meant to be shared and some are best individually
  9. Naps #) because they make everyone’s mood better when done right
  10. Sister queens (platonic soulmates) to have ridiculous conversations, video chat seven minutes apart, and go on some crazy (donut) adventures with.

 

Keep your turkey in the ball pit and your seasoned bread in the churn! ❤ 🙂 😛 😉 😀 O.o

Drive safely! ❤

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Done.

Hello everyone! First thing’s first: goodnight and goodbye…to the performing arts extensive intrusion into our life. 😉 Hey, y’all! AMEN! I took music (me too on this one!) and theater appreciation (and I might as well have taken this one with all the events I’ve been to ;)) this semester, and it meant I (we, because AJA is AMAZING) had to attend 7 (two of them got me bonus points) events between the two classes.

It was intense, with three (four if you add the non-academic event ;)) events within three days one week. I’m so thankful to have AJA and our other friends that tagged along to go with me so I didn’t have to be lonely while doing it. I don’t know what she’s talking about. I did it for the bonus points ;). Really, it was a wonderful time. Too wonderful to do justice more than simply providing you with a list of what we went and saw and came back to speak of.

 

  1. A Classical Music Concert Thing Sang by A Brilliant Man with Piercing Eyes
  2. War of the Worlds

  3. A Group of Students Performing Music Made with Drums and Percussion Instruments I Did Not Know Existed

  4. Threepenny Opera

  5. A Modern Jazz Concert That Made You Contemplate Your Existence And Long To Be  A Musician Despite Having No Musical Ability

  6. Phantom Lady

  7. That Harry Potter Thing I Didn’t Go To Or Understand The Purpose Of But–Ooh! Pretty Orchestra Music!

  8. A Christmas Story

Ahem. All of this to say: WE ARE DONE, KIDDOS! WE ARE OUT! WE ARE FREE! THE END. Just two more weeks until the semester dies! Truuuuue, and then it’s winter break and we have all sorts of fun stuff planned to do. It will be WONDERFUL.

Later, y’all. Drive safely. ❤
Keep your bows moving and your costumes changing! ❤ 😉 😛 O.o 🙂 😀

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Great Week

Hey, y’all! So, the more fun you have in a week the more likely you are to not have the time to post about all that fun. I know that’s been happening a lot lately, but it means we’re having a blast. That part, at least, is good.

Basically, we’ve been driving safely as per AJA’s rules, and y’all should always keep your teas bubbly! ❤ 🙂 ;P 😉 😀 O.o

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Awakened

Hey, y’all! HI! 

Although this is a previously referenced topic, I’m not sure if we have ever TRULY expressed the sincerity and relevance of it. Brownies. Must I say more? Like, really, that itself had to have just given you shivers (yikes… shall we keep this PG?). Unless you dislike chocolate or have never had a brownie.

Yesterday afternoon ACG and I made brownies at her home where I declared that I was pretty sure my brownie sexuality had been awakened. I mean, honestly. This is just the biggest appreciation post ever for brownies. That’s true.

Anyway, if you’ve never had a brownie, PLEASE do us–but mainly yourself–a favor and get brownie mix. You don’t even have to bake them (says us, we are not doctors or responsible for any food poisoning cases –eat safely 😉) and eat them with a spoon!!! Or bake them and eat the edge pieces. Your choice. JUST EAT BROWNIES! ❤

Oh, and drive safely. ❤ 

Keep your batter in the bowl and your pitcher in the cabinet 😉 O.O 🙂 😀 ❤ 😛

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Pumpkin!!! (Happy Birthday to Us)

For this year’s annual pumpkin, we decided to commemorate our friendship and queenliness. 😉 After all, three years of blogging is quite a while. Four whole pumpkins of joy. #) Four pumpkins, three years, and six years of friendship!!! That’s insane in the best way possible. We’ll just let the pumpkins speak for themselves.

Keep your stems on straight and your carvings tasteful! ❤ 🙂 ;P 😀 O.O 😉 O.o

Drive safely and don’t run with your carving knives. 😉 ❤

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Also, we started writing Halloween songs while we worked, so here is “O Pumpkin Tree.”

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Music, Hats, Oreos, and More

What do music, cowboy hats, fried Oreos, and face paint have in common? Well, if you’re from North Alabama (or maybe been on our blog a while), you’ll know this one right away. Fiddler’s Convention!!! Generally the first weekend in October, it’s where all the best crafts, music, and foods come to party.

On the local college campus, vendors set up anything from woodworking to beautiful jewelry (possibly like a necklace someone pretty great might get for their friend 😀 (so many ❤ to my beautiful sister queen)). One booth–other than the cactus and choker booth I stopped at–that we really took advantage of today was some very detailed face painters! 🙂 We embraced our inner children and seized the moment for a dollar each.

We debated designs for a while, unicorns and hearts, but both ended up settling on suns covered in glitter. They were beautiful and different even though they were the same design choice off the board. We were in lines with a bunch of kids, but there’s a time in life to let loose and enjoy yourself completely. Today happened to be one of those times. Yes, indeed, it was.

The designs this lady and her young assistant could do were astounding. A nice reminder that art comes in so many forms, which is really what Fiddler’s as a whole is. It takes all art forms, especially those not typically renowned in museums and history books, and provides them a place to display as well as their artists a chance to earn money for their work. I can’t agree more, and I definitely don’t have a more eloquent way to say that. For some people it’s a social event to find a friend to walk around and “be seen,” but it has a character so much deeper than that. It’s a place full of new experiences, tastes, and plenty of sights. I already can’t wait for next year. Me either! 🙂

This weekend was a blast and there were plenty of life experiences but perhaps the most important lesson was to not only drive safely but park safely, especially at your local conventions and festivals. ❤ 😉
Keep your ears open and your eyes watching! ❤ 😀 😉 O.o 😛

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A Message to a Queen!!!

Hey, y’all! So, I know it’s the middle of the week, but I realized something. AJA’s birthday has only been mentioned once, and it was in passing to debate traditional versus cookie cake. That’s insane!!!

I don’t draw attention to point out that she’s getting older or anything like that. I am posting this because she’s an amazing sister queen to me, has done this for me at least twice, and really deserves somebody–everybody–to post something like this for her.

With that being said, AJA, happy birthday. I don’t post things like this enough, definitely not as much as you do naturally, and I want to be better about that because you’re an amazing person in my life. I don’t know where I’d be without you. You’re my best friend of six years now, it’s coming up on six years since I first spend the night at your house, played Rock Band, or tried to put Sour Patch Kids on anything. In that time we’ve tried to shoot sprinkles (by mutual bad judgement) and probably thousands of other sketch ideas. We’ve gone on crazy adventures and made tradition out of carving a pumpkin about TFIOS.

My point is that you’re a queen that should be recognized for being you more often. You push yourself until you’re exhausted for the people you care about. I think sometimes you worry about upsetting those same people more than you could upset them. You deal with a huge load every day and have taught me how to be brave by still being here and functioning today. There has been a lot of change and things to happen, but you still keep rolling. You’re beautiful and have been such a great addition to my life. Thank you for that, and I hope that this day is as amazing as you are!

Love you! ❤
ACG 😉 O.O 😀 #)

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Pizza My Heart

Hi! Hey, y’all! Tonight has been inspired by supper. By pure coincidence, we both had pizza for supper, so we thought we might share with you a little bit about our preferred pizza experience. It’s the universal meal: sleepovers, rewards for clubs and teams, and family meals. Basically everybody loves some kind of pizza, and why not give it the place of honor that it’s due.

Of course, there are some Not So Great pizzas out there, so we thought tonight we’d share with you our qualifiers for a good pizza experience.

 

  1. The sauce must be good, and there must be enough of it.(Sauce texture has to be appropriate. Nothing too chunky. Truuuuue.)

  2. The crust can’t be too thick or too thin. If the flavor gets absorbed by bread, you’re doing it wrong. If you’re eating off a cracker, you’re making a questionable decision. (Handmade is my personal favorite, and I also like when the bottom is toasted and crunchy while the top under the sauce is still a little squishy.)

  3. Closely related, the crust should be able to support the entire structure of the pizza. I don’t want to bring this to friends and eat it in a living room having to use a plate, really, much less a fork. (I think napkins aren’t cool, but I like pizza that would do just as well served on a napkin as a plate.) Napkin opinions differ, but that aside, same. If you want to eat pizza with a fork, be my guest, but it should not be necessary!

  4. The flavor of the cheese on a pizza has to be rather specific. It cannot be too salty, but it has to be at least a little salty.  And, please, for the love of every pizza, do not burn your cheese!!! It should be melted (YES) and thickly layered (ALSO YES), but do not burn it. The way to know it’s done right? Does it stretch? If yes, you’re good. If no, you’re just wrong. 😉

  5. Do not try too hard (as with all things). Pizza is not supposed to be gourmet or frou frou. If I want something that has potential to be in a five star restaurant, I’m probably not going after pizza. Please make something casual and fun. Pizza, after all, is an American food. We all know that Americans really and truly are not known for having the most divine food choices. Please don’t soil that reputation.

 

Pizza preferences can vary vastly from person to person, but we both stand by these qualities. Although, I guess we won’t shame you for your pizza choices. I know people that have to have them without cheese or like them without sauce, and I can still be in the same room as them. Before we go, though, we wanted to share our favorite part of pizza: the toppings.

 

I like chicken (and sometimes mushrooms) on my pizza, if given the option. My favorite pizza flavor is Hawaiian, fruit over vegetables any day. ;P Ham and pineapple are musts, but tonight my Hawaiian also had chicken on it O.O (this sounds so good!), so that was interesting.

 

Keep your pizza on the counter and your heart in the sauce!!! 🙂 ❤ ;P 😀 😉 :O O.o

Drive safely, not distractedly by pizza, even though it is great. ❤

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The Great Teascape

Hey, y’all! ‘Ello!

So, we graduated about a year ago. That makes most of the classmates approximately nineteen. That being said, week before last we attended a double wedding shower tea for two of them (which is ridiculous! they are children! and they shouldn’t be allowed to be getting married! BUT, hopefully it will work out well, despite my opinion on their age).The interaction was a little stilted (she’s under exaggerating), but my favorite part had to be making the cake balls I took. ;D

The only super enjoyable part of this event was getting to shop and bake together honestly (true). Hats were involved (ew). Food was awkward (and random + there was too much of it). Conversation was more awkward (definitely).  Life was the most awkward (agreed).  Which is to say, while we care about these girls and wish them the best, and a dear friend hosted the event… It was not A Good Time.

No, it really wasn’t. But we went, we ate, we talked, and we were two of three that gave cards (is that weird? I thought you did that with presents?). Then, we left. I have never been so grateful to get in ACG’s truck. I have never been so grateful to have a pending errand to help my dad with that got us a reason to leave.

 

So, next time you find yourself in this sort of situation, we bid you a safe drive away from it. 😉 ❤

Keep your puns in the cabinet and your scones in the kettle. 😉 😀 ❤ 🙂 O.o

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Sorta A Birthday E-Card, Kinda Repetitive

Good evening, everyone in our time zone, and good every other time, all you other people! It is AJA tonight, not because ACG is unavailable. In fact, she’s next to me as I type this on her computer. However, Monday is her birthday, so tonight I will be posting in celebration! 😉 

ACG has been one of my closest friends for years now. She is quite literally the only human I feel like completely gets me and I am beyond lucky to have her in my life. We have shared so much, and she has been a queen through all of it. I know this is repetitive and unpoetic, but the bottom line is that she is my favorite person. I love her and I hope she has the best birthday on Monday, even though she has to wake up early for a school project. :/ 

Drive safely and celebrate the ones you love! ❤