August Updates

1) I may as well get the disappointing out right away.  I lost Camp NaNoWriMo.  I would have had to tell you eventually.  I am still happy I got started on my story-hopefully this should help me to finish it in the future 🙂

2) I began an Online Japanese course!  Woot!

3) I painted most of my room, and should be done soon

4) I am going to camp soon.  It has cabins and wonderful food.  There is one night generally where one’s cabin sleeps in a lean-to or in the forest, and another where all the cabins in one section of the camp (there are three) go on a hunt for their flag in the middle of the night and try to make it back to the bell before the other campers.  It is a surprise which night it is, too.  We generally have to venture through a creek and hide in some bushes, giving a very good chance to get poison ivy.  Somehow, miraculously, I haven’t gotten it before.  But I have always been rather reluctant to do either activity, to put it mildly.  This time, however, I am going to try to not only be positive about it, but also make the best of it.  After all, there’s no point in ruining it for the people around you, right?

How did you guys do on NaNoWriMo?  Doing anything crafty?  Finally, is there any tips you gave for my camping experience, for example, what to bring, what to do, ect.?  I’d be happy to hear them in the comments below!  Don’t forget to follow and like if you enjoyed this post!


Rambling Writer 😉


Camp NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo!  AKA National Novel Writing Month, which is in November.  Hopefully, anyone reading already knows of this wonderful month full of coffee and late nights in front of the computer, but if you do not, it is a month in which those at encourage everyone to try to write a novel in a month.  What you do is set up an account on, set your word goal (Anywhere from 10,000-50,000) and finally, write!


If NaNoWriMo is in November, why am I so excited about it now, months away from when it happens?  Well, Camp NaNoWriMo is essentially the same thing, except in the summer.  I’ve done normal NaNoWriMo before, but never the Camp NaNoWriMo.  I am hoping this time I can get a decent word count, since I should be less busy.  That is, if I don’t decide to take the super-insane-Japanese course over the summer.  I didn’t tell you about that, did I?

Well, I have recently taken an interest in learning languages, Japanese in particular.  The problem is, I can only take one language at a time.  So, I am currently taking Spanish, which I find fun, interesting, and helpful to my improving English.  I have the option to switch to Japanese online next year, however, that would mean dropping Spanish, which I think is becoming more and more important in today’s economy.  Which is where learning it in the summer comes in.  Of course, even the most intense course of Japanese over 3 months time would never cover a year’s worth, but at least I could get started on it.  I was also thinking I may be able to take an online course for Japanese next year, and get worksheets from one of the students taking Spanish to do on my own.  The problems with this idea is that 1) I have to find a student willing to copy all their worksheets for me 2) It will take the utmost discipline to keep up with all my classes and still get straight A’s and 3) I’m not sure if I’m allowed xD

Now, back to writing.  Camp NaNoWriMo is explained on this website -I highly encourage you to do this, even if you haven’t written before.  So throw away the perfectionist for a month, and write!  This would be my writing challenge to you for, well, one month.

Now, to end with the words of a Mr. John Green-“This is what I love about Novels, both reading them and writing them.  They jump into the abyss, to be with you, where you are”.


Rambling Writer 😉

The Going to Everywhere and an Exchange Student

Konnichiwa!  If you have not yet realized this, or I have not yet told you, I love Japanese culture.  Well, currently, there is a student from Japan in my house.  0_0

She is super awesome, though for privacy purposes, I will not use her real name.  In this blog post I will call her ‘Midori’.  I have learned a lot from her already, as I am trying to learn Japanese, and I hope she has learned a lot from me.  Also, in those past few days, we have been going everywhere.  To American restaurants, American shopping malls, American museums and cities.  Not that I am complaining-it is exorbitantly fun for me as well as her, however, it does take a lot out of you.  Happily, today is a Saturday, which means I got to sleep in.  I went to bed at 12 and slept till 9  but didn’t get out of bed till 10 xD

I am going to need energy for today.  Today we are going to the Philadelphia Art Museum, and then possibly shopping around in Phile afterwards.  Of course, Midori’s interest comes first, in this as, as this is her first visit to America.  So if she wants, we’ll stay at the art museum till closing time 😉 

In other news: I haven’t posted a new badge in a while, have I?  Well, here is one of the most recent ones, that I have already earned 😉Image~I have played with my mother a few times, though I usually lose.

Shoot, I just lost the game.


Rambling Writer 😉