WHAT TIME IS IT? SUMMER TIME!

Hey, y’all!!! Sorry if I’m a little overeager today, but this week has marked the end of a HUGE accomplishment for us. WE ARE NO LONGER CHILDREN IN THE WORLD OF COLLEGE!!! (aka we completed our first year and are both now at least sophomores 😀 ) Yes we are. Sophomore year is still terrifying to come up because we get to start all over again (I mean, sorta… but at least we know where the least cringe elevators are in a lot of buildings lol, so true), but that doesn’t matter because we are DONE for now. YAASSS!!! 😀

With that, naturally we have stopped using our cognitive processing for at least the first couple weeks of summer. I’ve stopped being able to talk (I apparently cannot type, so this post is a huge accomplishment 😉 ), and we have resorted to filling our time with easier (read as: mindless) and more fun activities (which is anything as long as we’re together instead of me being 130 miles away 😉 AMEN ) .

To be more specific, however, we’ve both taken up playing a few games on our phones or computers. The common games have to do with something near and dear to most everyone’s hearts…pets! The one we both have is Neko Atsume, which is a cat specific game, but ACG is into a game that includes a massive variety of animals. It defies gravity (*restrains my inner musical nerd* #Wicked), so I appreciate that along with the multiple kinds of animals. Also, I got conned into getting Neko Atsume, but I appreciate it so much that I forget AJA “tricked” me into it. ;P (We were talking, and she told me to get it, so I did it on blind faith. Got that right! It was a suggestion! )

Other games we’ve recently enjoyed is an Inside Out game Thought Bubbles, and if you remember summer 2015, you’ll know we loved Inside Out very much! The game is just as cute as the movie, although slightly more infuriating once you get to level 38. @) I think ACG has a version of Candy Crush, she’s playing too. Soda Saga. I can’t stand find the bears, and currently eat the chocolate is eating my lunch, but it’s fine.

I’m sure by the end of this phase we will have found even more games to play, but for now I think we’ve covered them, except AJA has more cat specific games she can tell you all about. 🙂 DON’T MURDER YOUR CATS LIKE I DO BY RUNNING INTO THE SPIKES. MAKE YOUR FINGER MORE ATTRACTIVE. PET YOUR KITTENS REGULARLY! DON’T FORGET YOU HAVE COINS!!!!!!!!!!! Ahem. It’s called Play With Cats, if you’re into that sort of thing. 😉 Blame my college roommate. For probably more than just that game, but that’s for another time. (I’m just kidding, she’s chill.) I don’t have that cat games, but they’ve been cool to observe. Gotta love distracting yourself from reality through pixels, lol.

Drive safely, and don’t play with cats while doing so. 😉 ❤

Keep your cats in pixels and your pixels in the nail polish!  🙂 ;P 😀 ❤ 😉 :O O.o

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. ❤

“Z”s and Liquids

Hi! Warning: I haz had an energy drink and I’m v. hyper anyway.

Read as: “Someone had a lapse of judgement and gave me a liquid. I’d ALMOST suggest running.”

PLEASE. I’m not that bad. I’m perfectly… I’m perfect. That’s the end of that phrase. Plus now I have Sprite, if that makes you feel better. No more caffeine.

Whatever, inappropriate use of “z”s and liquids is not what we’re here to discuss. Today, it would be “bad brand names”…or just take out the “r.” (Although I would like to point out that an electronics company named “buffalo” just doesn’t seem right. Okay, now onto bad band names.)

Honestly Calm, In the Mosh Pit would be a very bad band name. Especially compared to my current obsession of Panic! At the Disco

And I’m just going to throw out “most big hair bands” and be done with that section.

Hmmm… Well, there are some band names that are bad because they’re down right vulgar(I’d probably avoid any band that’s got much more than one or two symbols in the name, too), but I’m assuming that’s not the kind we’re here to talk about so instead I’m just going to say anything that’s mostly made of initials and not actual words. Like… Go by what your initials stand for, please.

And don’t ever go public with a band name that you came up with in any English class that’s focusing on literature for the day. #ThatTimeWeWrote8SongsAboutTheScarletLetter  Anything that can be derived from “classics” should probably be avoided. Names for a band or any songs that you would put on a playlist for it.

Not that there’s many people that would do that. But if you were thinking about auditioning anywhere with one, make sure it’s stellar before attempting it. Because chances are that even your English teacher will just stare at you when you mention it’s existence. Maybe laugh nervously. Yeah thankfully that didn’t affect any grades and he’s pretty easy going…

Drinking Lying Down would be a bad name. For a band name or a song or an album. Don’t use it. Actually it might be pretty cool. I mean, I’d listen to them. Maybe. Are they annoyingly pop punk? Because that’s the only music (not true, btw) I like. Maybe, they’re more alternative realistic (realistic? new genre 😉) rap than anything.

I’d also avoid anything that takes a name word by word and uses the antonyms (Stand In Girls, for example). Or uses synonyms, like Creating Serpents. Basically, if you bring syntax word play into it, just stop and wait for some real inspiration.

OH! Don’t ever name it after someone you’ve been crushing on either! (Kissing Kyle, Falling for Fred, Lonely Because of Lisa, Check Yes, Juliet, Bad Cookie, Krazy for Katy (ha…haha not thinking about Daemon Black at all now)) Bad idea!

And if you’re wondering how we know what we’re talking about, you probably have good reason to ask seeing as how this isn’t attached to some musician’s Twitter account. That answer is simple: Basically trust us, because we’re the demographic most bands are looking for.

That, and…well, we know what we like, okay?!?!?!?!!?!?! It’s not wrong for two teenage girls to actually have a lasting opinion on something related to music! *turns away and sobs dramatically*……;) Babe… *doesn’t hand stroke because she hates that* Chill…

So, to conclude, if you took my advice from last week, you’re probably not reading this. If you didn’t, congratulations, you win an award of proverbial standing.

This time, try the knife (it makes prettier sparks) and keep your microphones away from the cats. 😀 🙂 😉 :O 😛 ;P

*sighs deeply* My advice is to not ever listen to ACG and always drive safely.

Writers, relationships, and tater tots….?

Hey! It’s our earliest post yet! 😀 I think… O.o Or it might not be, but I haven’t been corrected yet so… 🙂

Oh dear. We’ve already got two emojis. No, three. Wow. Okay, well, at least she’s in a good mood. I’m in a good mood, but really grossed out. That’s not the question at hand though. I think we’ve had one earlier post, but who really knows?

Not me. So okay, y’all! If you’re reading this you’re probably a writer. Or a reader. Or you may be neither and watch for the pictures (ha, take that, AJA! Emojis for the win! Technically we do have pictures of our pumpkin, too.) but either way, this is our perspective and maybe a warning to the unsuspecting on what to expect out of a relationship with writers.

 

Writers are a little bit…different, which sometimes makes having relationships of any kind–whether it be friendship or something more–difficult or just plain confusing (or very very very interesting).

Yeah, yeah. They’re mostly interesting. Until they’re too far gone. Which may not ever happen, depending on how many worlds they create and try to balance and figure out and plot for. Kind of like sloths.

Sloths? Sloths. They are very interesting creatures and they don’t move a lot. Kind of like writers in their natural state. Oh. Well we move more than sloths (nah!) but less than clock pendulums or gears of a moving machine.

 

One thing you might have to but shouldn’t necessarily worry about is if you’re with them and they randomly start laughing. There are about three options:

  1. They’ve completely gone insane, ready to be committed. (This is unlikely. They’ve probably been insane they’re whole life and committing them will only be confusing. ‘Cause that’s a reason to avoid getting help.)
  2. They’re laughing at you for no real reason (or maybe one you’ve yet to notice) but mean no real harm by it. Of course, they could be being a jerk and are abusing this article? Post? Yeah.
  3. Something absolutely hilarious happened in a story they just thought of or you saying the words “tater tots”(or any other greasy snack  food of your choice typically associated with a fast food restaurant) simply made them think of potatoes and Mr. Potato Head and how funny he would be in a scene (back to writing) or how stupid he’d look with his mustache upside down. (Sometimes I’m waiting for my computer to load and laugh at the phrase “I a squid with one I/eye” and I never know which he’s/I’m/my brain is talking about.)

(Because there’s a real guy talking in her head about aquatic
creatures. Not. He’s very real to me, ACG. You know this.)

 

Setting inappropriate laughter aside. You don’t have to worry about ever truly being at a lack of a hypothetical-may-or-may-not-really-be-plausible-scenario. Most writers either keep one in their back pocket or love the impromptu-last-minute-stringing-together of a story.

 

One problem for those significant others (hopefully spouses, esposos if you will) of a writer might be naming your kids. Because anyone who has a lot of characters has gone through a lot of names. Besides the lack of originality, I can imagine that it would be very disappointing to think of a kid you named after a character and think about all of the flaws (whether it be lack of development or true character flaws) or admirable qualities they possess and that the child might or might not possess. This is why the idea of two writers getting married is super cute and also extremely worrisome. Because…HOW DO YOU EVEN HAVE CATS?!? I’m looking at you Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs. How do you even have cats? You can’t name them anything. You can’t name anything! (I named a character after my dog. *sighs quietly* *hangs head*)

Not getting into the fact that I think animals don’t exactly count the same way (no offense to anyone who considers their true baby of a different species) because, they’re not humans and so that makes it different. It does, but it’s still got to be weird. So consider not marrying a writer if you ever want to name your children something other than “hey, kid.” Or consider marrying a writer and being a name generator. I feel like the second option is best. Yes, because NOT HAVING RELATIONSHIPS WITH WRITERS JUST BECAUSE THEY USE A LOT OF NAMES IS NOT THE ANSWER! …maybe.

 

One last thing writers do that you really need to keep in mind when maintaining a relationship with them is that they will stare off into space or start using it as their calculator, timeline, spreadsheet, etc. They will stare at other people. And since for the most part writers are heavy readers, they will be in love with several thousand characters and keep their noses in a book and/or keep it glued to their persons. It will be weird. So if you have a problem with weird…. Well, you’re out of luck.

 

Maybe somehow this has informed you on how to have a relationship with a writer. Or not. Probably not, but we can all pretend it did, right?

 

As always, keep your heads on sideways, move your checkers pieces straight and EAT MORE TATER TOTS!!! 😀

 

And drive safely. 😉

 

…emoticon!

 

🙂 😀 😛 😉 O.o :O ❤

 

*sighs*