Thursday, February 20, 2014


Heyyyyy. This is the 50th post. I feel awesome. (And congrats to Eliza and Kara. They helped.) Anyway. Being me, I took more than six quizzes. They all had something to do with which character I am from various things. (I took all quizzes from
Let's get started, shall we?

This quiz was "Which Harry Potter Character are you?". To be honest, I was expecting Luna. Or Hermione. Maybe Neville, if I wished hard enough. I've taken similar quizzes before, and I've gotten Luna. But hey, I love Harry. Poor kid. Still love him. So I don't have a real problem. Even though I'm not much of a leader, I agree with what is said. (Even though I took the OFFICIAL test made my J.K. Rowling, and my Hogwarts House is Ravenclaw. Not Gryffindor.)

This one was "Which Disney Sidekick are you?". I had no idea who to expect, but I'm happy with these two. LOVE these guys. And I throw a mean dinner party? Cool. I like food.

"Which Avenger are you?". I was not expecting Iron Man. At all. Never mind that he's my favorite, but still. I don't think I'm much of a show runner. I'll take behind-the-scenes. Or a small part. But hey, I agreed to post. But seriously. I wanted Clint Barton. Hawkeye is a boss. Love him with my whole heart. But Tony is my favorite. So, while I don't agree with the quiz, I'll live with it.

"What Game of Thrones Character are you?". This one I agree with. I only just started Game of Thrones, but I really like it. And I love Tyrion. He's not my favorite, but he's definitely in my top five. Plus, I agree with what's said. I'm a sucker for an underdog. And if you insult me and I laugh, maybe I'll be the one who laughs last.

"What Disney Princess are you?" I disagree with this one. Not the things that are said, because they're all true. But I am not Snow White. I respect her, and her movie, so much. But I am not Snow White. I'm way more of an Anna. (Even though her Disney Princess coronation hasn't happened yet, but that is coming sometime soon.) Or Belle. I'm so like Belle. So, sorry Snow White, I'm a Belle. And I have proof!

I told you I had proof. "What Once Upon a Time Character are you?". Belle. She's one of my favorites. Although I will admit that I started to stick up for myself last year. It had been a long time in coming. So yeah. Happy with this one. Never mind the fact that I counted my books I have here at college. And thirty-one, count 'em thirty-one, of them are books I haven't read yet. I've only read about nine. BOOKS!!!

"What Arrow Character are you?". Precious Roy. I love him so much. I love the entire show Arrow so much. It's my favorite. Anyway, I wasn't expecting Roy. I was thinking of the character who practically lives behind a computer screen and is super wonderful and helpful to everyone. But I am a Roy and not a Felicity, apparently. And Roy is pretty much my child, so I'm not that peeved.

"What Hunger Games Character are you?" Katniss? No. I'm sorry, Katniss, but I am not you. I am Peeta. The likable boy who makes bread. And is an angel and is perfect. I'm not the character who isolates herself and is only CLOSE with a minimal amount of people and knows a lot of survival things and can be ruthless if you cross her and . . . Okay. Sure. I guess I just wish I was Peeta.

"Which Toy Story Character are you?". Woody? I would have guessed Jessie. Or Bullseye. Or Slinky. Merp. But I like Woody. And the description does sound like me, doesn't it? Eh. No severe complaints.

That is all for today, folks. Hope you had fun. I know I did!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Quizzy (I Am Cheese)

Here are my six quiz results.  What a nice way to procrastinate a chemistry problem set.  Take a seat, amines.  I'll be there in a minute.  Or 20.

P.S.  Read Kara's previous post if you're really confused right now!
P.P.S.  These are all ripped straight from Buzz Feed... so don't hate me, Buzz Feed!

#1 How Sydney Are You? 

  1. You got: 80% Sydney
    Monika Hoinkis / Via Flickr: 18965083@N00

    You’re Sydney enough without being a w*****. Good on you for not overdoing it.

  2.                                                              Well, gee, Buzzfeed.  Thanks for calling me male genitalia.  Oh wait, (googles it), when Aussies say this word it means something else.  Something else dirty.  
  3. Moving on.                                                                                                                 Also, I know nothing about Sydney except for what I know from Finding Nemo.  And so does every other teen in America.  Awkward.                                                                                                                                                 Quiz #2: What kind of bird are you?

    1. You got: Emperor Penguin                                                                                                                                                                   Not to be narcissistic, but this seems pretty accurate.  I do complain a lot, but get mega excited over pretty much everything.  Biscuits and gravy for breakfast?  Cloud nine.  See Man of La Mancha?  Geeking out for weeks.  Discover Sherlock?  You WILL see about 4 tweets on this topic.                                                                                                                                                       (Side note: What in the world is happening to my formatting? Why am I stuck in the right margin?)                                                                                                                       Hey, if I'm a penguin, does that mean Morgan Freeman can narrate my future love life and parenthood?  Cool.                                                                                                                                                                              

      1. Quiz #3: What trendy thing would you really love if you actually tried it?                                                                                                                                      You got: Hitting up a bunch of summer music festivals

        The festival life is perfect for you, maaannn. You’re just trying to let loose before you’re too old. Grab a tent, some friends, and uh, maybe a few illicit things, and hit the road. Remember to stay safe, drink plenty of water, and be nice to strangers, you never know if you might need to hitch a ride with the person you’re grinding up against at the Avicii concert.

                                                                          A) I don't like grinding

    2.           B) I'd rather not bring illicit drugs

    3.           C) If I knew karate and/or had a big strong protective boyfriend with me, I think Buzzfeed is right.  Avicii, concerts, and tent camping are quite delightful.                                                           
    4.                                                                                                                                                                      Quiz #4: What Food Matches Your Personality?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
      1. You got: Cheese                                                                                                                                                            Thank you, Buzz!!! You picked my favorite food and all of the things I hope are true about me.  Big high five!                                                                                                                                                                                 Quiz #5: Which Muppet are you?

        You’re cheese. You go well with almost anything. Sometimes you’re a little nerdy, but you’re wise. You can appreciate things that are both highbrow and lowbrow. And in the end, you make a lot of people happy.


        1. You got: Fozzy Bear

          You’re one of the sweetest, nicest folks around, but you tell terrible jokes and you’re sensitive to the accompanying criticism. But who cares? You find yourself funny, and that’s all that matters. Wocka wocka.

      3.                                                                                                                                                         (Whines) Mooooom, Buzz just told me I tell terrible jokes.......                                                                                                                Well, I AM sensitive to criticism and amuse myself.  So... sure.                                                                                                                                                                                                Quiz #6: What State Do You Actually Belong In?

        1. You got: Louisiana

          You’re the life of any party and someone who is great to have on your side. You can probably drink like 10-15 beers at once. Not even in succession, at once. You’re a creative person, and even if you get a little wild from time to time, you’re a good person to know no matter what.                                                                                                          If I ever drink 10-15 beers at once or seem to be the life of a party, you know I have been body snatched and should probably perform a mercy killing.  I may infect the human race.                                                                               I have been to Louisiana twice and appreciate the eternal warmth, the down homey-ness, the wonderful thing that is New Orleans, and the alligators chilling out in their little special parks.  Also Chick Fil-A.  Nommmm...                                                                                                                             And there you have it!  Looking forward to Billie's delightfully snarky comments :)

According to this quiz. . .

Have you seen all of those quizzes you can take? You know the ones with the grammatically incorrect titles? "Which City Should You Live In?"  -----> "In What City Should You Live?"
Well, I enjoy taking them and as I was lying in bed last night, pondering what would happen if I grouped all of these answers together.
So that is what I did! I chose 6 different online quizzes, took them, and here I will reflect upon my results. This is purely for fun. However, the ball is in your court now, Eliza and Billie. Challenge accepted?

Quiz 1: If You Were Elected President, What Would Happen to America?
     Answer: You Would be on Mount Rushmore. "Well look at you! Striding along the best presidents in history. I’m glad you nailed it! America is stronger and better off because of your logical, patriotic leadership. Now go sign a book deal for $10 million and travel the world to adoring crowds, you earned it."
     Reflection: Well, I got elected president of our incoming class of Kappa Kappa Psi members, so that was cool. I don't know that it's Mount Rushmore worthy, though, but thanks for the vote of confidence, random quiz! I don't like crowds though. Can I just stay home and eat Nutella while watching Netflix with someone? I'd be all for that.

Snowths (better known as "those things that
sing Mahna Mahna") via
Quiz 2: Which Muppet Are You?
     Answer: A Snowth. "You have a great talent, but you sometimes feel outshone by those with bigger personalities. You’re punctual, reliable, and never without a friend."
     Reflection: I am punctual, and I try to be reliable, too, but seriously, a Snowth?! I was hoping for Beaker or Dr. Bunsen Honeydew! I am markedly disappointed.

Quiz 3: What Decade Do You Actually Belong In?
     Answer: You belong in the 50s! "You yearn for a simpler time when people were polite, curt, and followed the rules. Maybe people say you’re a conformist, but you know you just like things to stay a certain way. Home is where the heart is."
     Reflection: Yes. Yes Yes Yes. Yes to everything. You are right, randomly generated quiz!

Quiz 4: Who's Your Disney Best Friend?
     Answer: Dug from UP "You’re a bit of an old soul and value alone time. Sometimes you can’t believe kids these days, and you find things irritating just for existing (which is completely fine in your humble opinion). Dug may seem annoying at first, but he’s loyal and lovable and will put you in better spirits whenever you need it."
     Reflection: I think I could get along with Dug. He's friendly. He's also probably one of my favorite characters in UP. Also, I do sometimes wonder about kids these days, and I am sometimes irritated at things for existing. 

Quiz 5: What Kind of Girl Scout Cookie Are You?
     Answer: Chocolate Chip Shortbread. "Focused on living the best life you can, you are careful about what you put your body through. This includes watching what you eat, but you’re not afraid of a little indulgence. You’re smart enough to know it’s all about balance."
     Reflection: I'm sorry, random quiz, but ya kinda missed on this one. "A little indulgence" is not always me. Me is sometimes 3 oatmeal raisin cookies in one day because they are delicious and rare. And besides, are Chocolate Chip Shortbread even a Girl Scout Cookie? Where are they getting this information? I need sources! Who are your Girl Scouts?!

Quiz 6: What Font Are You?
     Answer: Futura. "You’re sleek as [heck] and a total individual. You know everything about everything, and if you don’t, you can just fake it. You know that million-dollar idea you had last week when you were drunk? Go for it, champ."
     Reflection: First of all, I did not have any million-dollar ideas last week while drunk because I. Don't. Drink. Just putting that out there. Let's be clear. I have had million-dollar sober ideas, though. Those were nice. Sometimes I was drinking milk. That's about as edgy as I get. However, I do know a lot about many things, and most of them are very random facts and trivia gleaned from here and there. All in all, I do like Futura. It's like Helvetica, but not so mainstream. (Typography humor. I'm such a nerd.)

Well there 'ya have it. Not bad for random quizzes with absolutely no scientific backing. Other quizzes I've taken have said that I am The Beatles, I should live in Wisconsin, and that I should do DIY projects (already on it). They all just amuse me.
The ball is in your courts, Eliza and Billie, if you choose to partake. Take quizzes, compile answers, reflect on answers. Do what you please!Over and out!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Just when you're least expecting it. . .

The week before this one was rough.
As in calling my mom and crying about how I was so lonely and bored.
It was a low moment.
And it wasn't that there weren't people around me. My floor is full of nice people.
It's just that last semester, almost every weekend looked something like this:
Marching band.
I was always doing marching band and it came to be what filled every week day from 3:30-5:30 and every Saturday from 8-4. I liked it too! 
Of course, there were the seemingly unbearable summer days where I'd shower twice because I was so sweaty, and those days were I just wanted to put my drum down, but we had to do it "one more time,"
but all in all, I loved the friends I made, the camaraderie, and the great feeling of accomplishment that came after each performance. (Also, it was a great workout!)
So when I came back from break and my roommate had a job and a boyfriend (they're cute!), I had a 14 credit hr. schedule (never again by the way. I had 17 last semester with marching band and it was fine.), and I didn't have marching band, I was beside myself. Miranda wasn't around as much and I had very little to no homework in all of my classes. I was bored. 
I know, I know. 
"Go find something to do!"
"You have more time for yourself!"
"You can't be bored in this big, great world!"
Yes, and no.
Maybe a better word would have been lonely. I was lonely too.
My days generally went like this:
Class, lunch, class, sitting in room for extended periods of time doing things like watching Netflix and Youtube or organizing, or doing both at the same time, dinner, back in room, go to bed. 
Many people don't bat an eye at having all this free time.
Well, I don't "hang out" well with many people. Especially spontaneously. I also don't like big groups.
When I called my mom, she basically told me
1. I can understand why you're feeling lonely and bored. You're just not used to all of the differences.
2. You can't stay in your room all day, even if you think you want to.
3. Go intentionally do things with others, and I'll be calling and asking about what you did.
So I did. I wrote down what I did that weekend that was intentionally people-y.
Saying hi! Eating with a group of girls at dinner! Leaving my door open when I'm in my room!
I continued to try to be intentional throughout the week.
God helped me out a lot this week.
In fact this weekend has made me slap happy. It's a little ridiculous, especially considering that I was basically hanging out with people for most of the time.
Here's why:
I got a bid for Kappa Kappa Psi, which is the honorary band fraternity. (i.e. it's not associated with the Greek groups on campus). I was so honored. This weekend was the initiation of sorts. It was so fun and mysterious and exciting.  Each of the seven "prospective members" was paired with a "Big Brother" from the chapter. My Big Brother's name is Erin and she is wonderful! We are percussion buddies and she's even from kinda near my hometown! Here are some pictures of the evening!

Erin and me!
We like cookies!
Nathaniel and me!
Carly and me! (She's a bass drummer too!)
This whole weekend has just made me pretty slap-happy in general.
It's totally a God thing, and I could go on and on, but I'll sum up the weekend like this:
Saturday: Kappa Kappa Psi
Sunday: Church, lunch with 4 awesome guys, and a Superbowl party

Moral of the story: If you're open to change, you'll begin to realize the change wasn't as difficult as you were expecting, and you're a lot happier on the other side. Sometimes a little slap-happy. :)