The Creative Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated for another blogging award! A huge thanks to the ever lovely Adriana Gabrielle for the nomination.

The Rules:
~Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all nominees via their social media/blogs
~Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you (very important)
~Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers
~Pass these rules on to them

The Nominees:
Kira of Kira Budge: Author
Ariel of Ariel Kalati, Writer
Mel of The Ultimately Useless Stories of an Average Teenager
Joan of The Spastic Writer
Hannah of Just Hannah dot Rose
Hannah of To Journey Toward
Shelby of Shelby Writes

(Not nominating 15 to 20 people, because whoa that’s a lot. So: even if I haven’t nominated you, if you’d like to complete this tag, go for it!)

The Facts:

1. I’m super into movies. Like, SUPER into movies. I almost ended up double majoring in film (in addition to my creative writing and literature major), but couldn’t quite justify it since I don’t currently have plans to work in the film industry. (Instead I’m a film minor with a bunch of extra film classes just for fun, like the screenwriting course I’m in right now.)

2. I’m trying to get in shape this summer, so I’m currently doing a hundred situps and biking about twenty miles a day. I like biking, because when I’m riding one of the stationary bikes in my building’s gym I can watch endless Netflix. My goal’s to get up to thirty miles a day.

3. As a counterpoint to the getting-in-shape thing, I’m also really into cooking and I put on like eight pounds this school year because I was finally out of the dorms and so had a kitchen at my disposal.

4. I’m addicted to the CW’s crappy superhero shows. The Flash, especially. There’s just something about attractive actors and bad writing.

5. I own a ridiculous number of mugs. It started because I didn’t own any, so I had to borrow one from my parents when I moved to college freshman year. So I bought myself one on a trip, then two–then all of a sudden I had like twenty and people keep giving them to me as gifts and I’m starting to run out of space for them. (But also, like, can you ever have too many mugs?) (The answer is yes. And I’ve just about reached that point.)

Thanks again for the nomination, Adriana! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone else’s facts. 🙂


How To Be Productive

Step 1: Eat lots of whatever semi-nasty food you can find in your dorm room and prepare using a microwave. Or just eat it cold. Whatever works. Tell yourself eating will help with brainpower and all that. Because popcorn and ice cream and potato chips TOTALLY do, I swear. (Ish.)



Step 2: Stare longingly at ModCloth for hours on end, lamenting the fact that you spend far too much time procrastinating from doing your homework to have enough time to get one of those crazy “real” jobs that might just lead to having enough money to actually buy a closet-full of ModCloth clothes like you dream about. (Boom. Here. You’re welcome.)



Step 3: After fifteen minutes working, say you need a break to clear your head, and spend the next four hours watching Doctor Who instead.

Snapshot_20130925_16Bonus points if you spend five minutes trying to put this sort of webcam shot together. Because yeah. THAT’S worth it.


Step 4: Check Facebook every five minutes to make sure the sky hasn’t fallen while you were busy staring at that blank Word document that supposedly will metamorphose into a Spanish essay sometime hopefully very, very soon. (Please. Soon. I’ll pay you in stale Cheetos, dear Mystical Spanish Essay Writing Gods.)


Step 5: Write a blog post about being productive instead of actually being productive. (I’ve got 99 problems and “actually just sitting down and doing my homework tonight” is definitely one of them.)

Snapshot_20130925_8 #Deuces


Hopefully your evening is going a heck of a lot more productively than mine is. (Although if you just took the time to read this post, I highly doubt it. Go do your homework. Now. SCOOT.)

Yay for already counting down to the end of the semester when it’s only September!