Posted in Fall, Rules by Annazzz

Annas Declassified

GUESS WHAT?!? WE ARE THE OLDEST BEANS ALIVE!!!!!! Hey, y’all! It’s really more like my brother is a growing young bean that makes us feel old (he’s three years younger than us). AND NOW A JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL WHAT THE WHAT EVEN?!? O.O 

He’s really confused about why, but we threw him an “upperclassmen party” which means we made him cupcakes and sausage balls and played a card game that I only know adults to play outside of our group of friends. It was great and I hope he appreciates it. We even gifted him a beautiful guide to his classes this coming year! I hope he does, too; there was some great advice in that book. Each class got five rules, and they were specified to the teacher since he’s at such a tiny school. He better love it and us forever. 😉 

Seriously, hopefully, this year is great for him and for the rest of us folk returning to school. Amen! I hope it goes well for everyone and they learn a ton and have fun while doing it!

Keep your pencils on go and your brains on caffeine! ❤ 😉 😀 ;P O.O 🙂

Drive safely along your educational journey! ❤ 

Posted in Challenge, College, Fall, Life and Likes

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

 

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. ❤

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 ACG is Weirdo Who Demands Some Things Get Categorized While Claiming to Dislike Labeling, Baking, College, Double Crowns, Fall, Food, Life and Likes

Tech and Time

Hey, y’all! It’s just me tonight because, well, timing stinks. Also, Windows updates can take a while. The latter is AJA’s current problem.

Basically, I have classes and come home still, though I have talked to some more cool people than last post. AJA is making friends and trying coffee places and amazing Parmesan chicken sandwiches from a place that is probably much more popular after football season starts (less than seven days from this moment).

That’s all I’ve got tonight, and we will be back next week with more to say and both halves of this stretched thin whole.

Keep your books in the oven and your cakes in the sky. 🙂 😀 😉 😛 O.o ❤

Since I’m on the phone with her currently, AJA says, and I quote, “Technology is stupid. Drive safely.

Posted in ACG is Weirdo Who Demands Some Things Get Categorized While Claiming to Dislike Labeling, Broken Pieces, Challenge, College, Fall, Life and Likes, The Future, Travel

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.

Posted in Fall, Senior Year

1 Year, Also Pumpkins

Wow! I can’t believe that Halloween is here again. It’s been a year. :O

That’s both unbelievable and unbelievable, by which I mean that I can’t believe it’s been a full year! But also, I  can’t believe it’s only been a year? Yeah, it feels crazy.

Our point is, we have another pumpkin for our school’s Pumpkin Extreme Makeover (senior edition). We had some help from another friend outside the Annazzz, but we will still share it with you.

Last year we chose to base our pumpkin off the now exhausted and exploited book, The Fault in Our Stars. This year, however, we took a bit of different turn, though we did stay in a pop culture category, I suppose. This pumpkin featured a scene from the famous, legendary story of The Wizard of Oz.

I’ve yet to figure out whose idea it even was. However, that doesn’t mean it didn’t get carved and that it doesn’t rock.

So, without further ado, here is this year’s pumpkin:

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Happy anniversary to this blog, celebrate pop culture pumpkins, and drive safely!

*Sniffs.* It’s been a great first year. Here’s to many more! 🙂 ❤ 😀 😉 😛