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R.I.P 2014 – 2017

Hey, y’all! Hello!

Today,  we have quite the news for you! If you’re reading it, you’ve already seen part of it. WE HAVE A NEW THEME!!! 😀 It’s called Scratchpad and is adorable. If you don’t believe me, keep scrolling down until you find the pencil sharpener. Or a pencil shaving. 😉

Along with this adorable update, we changed our “About Us.” It made me realize that we were babies (the smallest of beans with questionable access to the internet) when we wrote it the first time and that we actually can’t still high five sometimes. Although, TIP: LOOK AT THE PERSON’S ELBOW APPARENTLY!

And the final bit of news that really does not concern our readers too much: we finally made an official profile for just this blog instead of using ACG’s account! That’s true. It was a headache to switch until we found the transfer button, but it’s for the best and I’m excited to have it feel even more official than it has. Apparently, a separate login does that. LOL @)

To illustrate what a change this was, below is the old and new versions of our “About Us.”

2011 – 2017

Well, it’s not really “about me” it’s an “about uS.” Just sayin’. We can’t high five, we’re insane, and we like chocolate. Oh, wait, that’s like a lot of girls.

Okay, now let’s get serious. There are two of us. There’s Anna the Country Girl (ACG) and there’s Anna, Just Anna (AJA).

The real things we like books, boys (fictional boys sometimes more than real), and creating people in our minds to talk to when we’re not together. Of course, we write them down, so I guess you could call us a couple of writers.

So, in short, keep your head in the clouds, feet on the ground, and READ ON!!!

2017 Revision

About The Blog

Hello! Hey, y’all! If you’ve stumbled upon this piece of the internet, you’re in for some…well, interesting weekly posts and occasional pictures. This blog began way back at the dawn of time in 2014 when we were still adorable and slightly confused high schoolers. The anniversary of its start is celebrated by a new carved pumpkin every October because we were entering a competition, and it stuck. Of course, though the pumpkins have changed (and hopefully improved) over time, we still love this blog and posting about usually not-so-serious things. We have grown and changed right along with the blog, but some things about us have stayed the same. We are still best friends, writers, and two girls with thoughts to share (and sometimes our heads in the clouds 😉 ).

The Girls

*Note: our identities on this site were created at the beginning of the blog. For consistency, these will remain, although we much prefer being simply Anna and Anna.

Anna the Country Girl (ACG)

I’m generally the optimist of the pair who loves to use y’all and gives pointless advice at the end. “AJA” tricked me (I’m teasing. I totally went willingly.) into doing what I do on the internet today. From social media to blogging, it’s thanks to her, and I’m so glad that we have this together and have had it as long as we have. I’m still scared of a large portion of the vast expanse that is The Internet, so I hope y’all appreciate her puns and meme references.

Fun facts: I’m an Aries and tend to match the descriptions. Sarcasm is actually my first language. My favorite colors are red and purple, and fantasy (werewolves specifically) is my favorite genre to read. I don’t like sports, but I have a dad and brother that do, so it’s a part of my life come fall. I use a lot of emoticons, and the poop emoji is my favorite of all time. I love colored pens, especially if they have glitter in them.

That’s me in a nutshell! Keep your heads in the clouds and your pens to the paper! 😛 ❤ 😉 O.o 😀

Anna, Just Anna (AJA)

A female bean who was born in 1997 and is learning to cope with being an adult bean. I tend to use bold font, internet slang (ironically, of course), and terrible puns as my favorite forms of communication. My signature is “drive safely.” I have been friends with “ACG” for 6 years (as of 2017) and am not sure that I would ever survive without her. Writing has always been a survival tool of mine, so running a blog with my BFF was a no brainer.

A few more fun facts: I’m a Virgo–you know what that means–and I like to argue. My favorite color is generally black, unless it’s yellow. Oh, and I have always liked chocolate and been uncoordinated as is ACG. 😉

I hope you enjoy seeing our nonsense and always remember to drive safely. ❤

Hopefully our new about is less…awkward and…immature, but still just as informative, if not–you know–more so. I have to go with moreso, because the last one didn’t make a ton of sense. Not really. It was a little…silly, which wasn’t bad for a couple of young eleventh graders instead of college sophomores (ACG is a sophomore, don’t argue with me, dual enrollment or dad -_-). But, it’s better now, and we have the old one here to forever look back on in memory. RIP old theme and old about!

We’re glad to get this updated and a new look for the blog as a whole, and we hope that y’all love it as much as we do!  Keep your hearts in your minds and your hands in the air! ❤ 🙂 ;P

One thing that hasn’t changed this week is that you should drive safely. ❤

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

Wise Waiting

Hey, y’all! It’s just ACG here, because AJA just had her wisdom teeth removed. She’s doing really well, just tired and hurting some (as you know if you’ve ever had the…experience). I had mine done when I was younger so I don’t remember it as well, but it’s not something people forget. She’s brave and strong, though, so she should be back next week. 😉

We aren’t doing watermelon dresses like we joked about last week, and because of the circumstances, our plan for this week will be postponed until next week. (It’s really great, promise.)

Until then, keep your shirts in the pool and your toys in the dryer. 😉 😀 ❤ O.o 😛

Posted in ACG is Weirdo Who Demands Some Things Get Categorized While Claiming to Dislike Labeling, Baking, Double Crowns, grain of salt advice, Life and Likes, Rules by Annazzz, The Future

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

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 ACG is Weirdo Who Demands Some Things Get Categorized While Claiming to Dislike Labeling, grain of salt advice, Life and Likes, Rules by Annazzz, The Future, winter

What Not To Do in 2017

Hello. Today’s post has been contemplated long and hard until we finally settled on sharing with you the best toenails of 2016. Not really. While the toenails were a great idea, we decided to acknowledge the upcoming life event. Where did 2016 go? Oh, and hey y’all!!! So, today the real topic is: Things Not To Do in 2017.

  1. The first thing to not do is to dig yourself into any holes too deep to climb out of, verbally or literally. Mainly verbally, because they make ladders and ropes for the literal holes.
  2. The second thing to do is not move to Canada. Look, I know it seems like a good idea. The systems they have in place, you know, actually work, but…don’t do it. Just don’t. Don’t ruin Canada, too.
  3. Don’t get sucked into too many dangerous adventures that might end up injuring you. Living on the wild side is good and all, but you are appreciated and loved by at least one human, so please don’t die in 2017 doing dangerous things.
  4. Question your existence–do not do that. Have a glass of milk, eat a cookie, and remember simpler times. Let’s put an end to the existential crisis.
  5. Get lost in New York City. If you live there, use a map, and if you don’t go to Rhode Island instead.
  6. Eat seven dozens of donuts in ten minutes. You will ultimately void number four, and end up existentialism…if you do not explode your own stomach or choke to death…or something.
  7. Miss out on any opportunities due to fear or stupidity. If you want to try it, figure out how to. If you’re afraid to, see if it’s something you can face.
  8. Don’t forget to drive safely. 😉 In the internet and in other areas of life, 2017 seems like a dangerous year, so why not make it as safe as possible? ❤
    8.5. Never forget to keep your leggings in the library, and…

 

(Happy New Year 🙂 😉 😛 😀 :O ❤ :/ 🙂 O.o)

Posted in ACG is Weirdo Who Demands Some Things Get Categorized While Claiming to Dislike Labeling, Baking, Bucket List, Double Crowns, Rules by Annazzz, The Future, winter, Writing

Previously UnAired Post: “Winter Wondertasks”

Hey, y’all! Hi! *waves furiously* (Yes, it’s one of those nights.) So, last week we were wordsmiths. Tonight, though, we want to share with you a more “action based” set of ideas. Ideas that might chill you or that you might just find very chill ;). That was a bad pun (doesn’t mean I didn’t laugh). We are going to share with your our list of top December/winter-bucket-list-ideas, so they should be very chill.

  1. Decorate a tiny Christmas tree that may or may not be alive.

  2. Bake all the things! 😀 (seasonal and unseasonal 😉 )

  3. Meet up with old friends, and eat lunch, and get all the coffees!!!

  4. Make a million and two words. (Okay, not quite literally, but either or both of us writing large chunks on our current writing projects over our winter break is definitely a goal!)

  5. Ice skating with my younger brother who will probably make us look like baby giraffes because he is naturally that balanced and coordinated sometimes.

  6. See the anthropomorphic movie Sing at some point between now and January 8. Yesssss!!! (sorry to cut into her point but YES (It’s actually ACG’s idea, but I’m on board… We saw Moana this past Thursday, so it’s her turn 😉)

  7. Wear flip flops as many days of December as possible, because why not?

  8. Wear sweaters as many days of southern December as possible, because why don’t we have normal seasons?

  9. Spend as many days as possible with your Best Friend before the c-word rears itself again.

That last goal is my absolute favorite. 😉 But to reach that goal, she has to drive safely as you all should. ❤ (This one was a stretch. My apologies…)

Keep your goals sober and your eyes wild. ❤ 🙂 😛 😉 😀 O.o

Posted in ACG is Weirdo Who Demands Some Things Get Categorized While Claiming to Dislike Labeling, Fiction Land, The Future

We’re Writing (about) The Future

Good evening! Tonight we’d like to take you on an adventure to a magical world…a world of the future. Hey, y’all! It’s mystical, magical, and out of this world. This all sounds very vague, and unfortunately that’s because what we will be talking about tonight has not truly come to pass. Yet!  Yes, yet. Hopefully that will change someday, maybe even in the nearer rather than more distant future…

Now most people would say things like flying or self driving cars when thinking about the inventions of the future as we are. We’re talking about, well, not that, because cars are already driving themselves (minus that nasty ethics debate). One pretty rocking invention would be a tablet-to-closet program. If wardrobes could be holographically condensed, organized, and stored within hard drives instead of hangars, imagine how much more floor space places would have. Imagine how much cleaner kids’ rooms would be when all they had to do was “zap” their clothes back into the tablet.

In a similar vein of super technological advances, if it were possible that people could scan something similar to QR codes with a device or implant and receive the information as knowledge in their brain, I feel like that would be super cool. Imagine how interactive that would make museum and historical sights! Or if they were placed on books, suddenly having the knowledge of certain information needed for tests or job performance.

Also along those lines, and pulling straight out of a scifi book, if everyone had a chip in their wrist that kept up with all their stuff. By stuff I’m talking money and driver’s license and those things. Cars could possibly even be made to only recognize the driver’s chips so that you didn’t need a key and people couldn’t steal it.

Technology seems to be the first line of thought for improvement for both of us, but there are so many other things to that could use improvement. However, it is getting late and before we drone on much further, I think it’s time we wrap it up.

So, don’t forget to drive safely, or make sure that your “Vehicle of The Future” is programmed to. ❤ 😉

Keep your chips in potato bags and your clothes in the refrigerator! 😀 😉 😛 ❤ 😉

 

PS – I, AJA, take full responsibility for the vague Paramore reference.