IT’S SUMMER!!!

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It’s summer!  3 months of fun, friends, and frolicking among the flowers.  OK, maybe not that last part.  To ensure that there is fun, however, I have begun on a list of things I could do!  No doubt you’ve noticed by now I like to make lists 😉  Here I will share some of the things I am doing that may be fun for you as well!

Summer Fun Times List!

  1.  Geocaching

          I don’t know how many of you already do this, but I have never done it before.  It seems rather strange to me.  I still don’t quite understand it.  But I’d like to try it at least once, maybe with some friends.  If anyone has any tips on how to geocache, please share them in the comments below ^_^

  2.  Cooking and Smash Booking!

          I have planned to cook more this summer–I have cooked before but not very complicated things. Also, due to an idea my sister gave me, I got a smash book for the crafts and food I make.  I have made a playlist on youtube called “To Cook” which basically consists of feastoffiction videos.  If you don’t know what feastoffiction is, it is a channel on youtube that makes videos on how to make foods from different media.  Check them out for yourself 😉

  3.  Go to a drive-in movie

          I got this idea from a badge on Lifescouts.  I’ve never done it before, but it sounds like a ton of fun.

  4.  Learn something new

          I have several new things I would like to learn this summer, even though I’m not sure if I’ll get to all of them.  Some of them are Morse code, fencing, and martial arts.  

  5.  Write, write, write!

          While I have wavered on the idea of doing Camp NaNoWriMo, I’ve been thinking about doing something better.  If I write for at least 10 minutes a day the entire summer, no doubt I’ll get rather far with the book.  I might still do Camp NaNoWriMo, I’m just not sure.

So, what are you doing this summer?  Anything exciting?  Share in the comment section below!

DFTBA,

Rambling Writer 😉

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Bike-riding and Yo-yo Flinging.

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Konnichiwa!  I suppose I should start with the bike-riding badge.  When I was very young, about the age to learn how to ride a bike without training wheels, I avoided learning to, due to fear of…well…falling.  Then one day, one of my friends told me that she had had a dream I could ride it, and while this seems a strange thing to motivate me, it somehow did.  So I began to learn.

On to my yo-yo story.  I don’t have an amazingly interesting story about how I learned, I just remember not being very good at it at first.  I can’t do any fancy tricks, but I enjoy simply making it bob up and down.  Once, when I was in middle school, a man came with yo-yo’s and showed us different tricks with them.  It was fairly interesting, but nothing I’d be willing to practice for long periods of time to learn, unless I was really bored.

Any of you have stories about yo-yoing or bike-riding?  Share them in the comment section below.  ^_^

DFTBA,

Rambling Writer 😉

3 in 1 Day

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So yeah…haven’t posted in a while.  I’ve been insanely busy.  However, no doubt you don’t want to hear about that.  Anyways, since I haven’t been posting in a while, that means there have been quite a few Lifescout badges put out since I’ve been gone.  Among them, there is the Kite-Flying Badge, the Camping Badge, and the Roller-Skating Badge, all of which I have done.  I haven’t flown kites in a while, however, and I would like to do it again.  The last time I remember flying kites was with my father in either a park or a field  I’m not sure which came first.  Needless to say, if you don’t live in a place with much wind, I wouldn’t be surprised if you haven’t flown a kite before.  It’s mildly entertaining, to me, at least.  I might find a kite-flying competition more interesting, as I am a very competitive person.

I roller-skate usually once or twice a year, tops.  I don’t generally do so with my family though; most of them don’t like it.  I roller-skate with my friends, or, actually, they roller-skate, and I fall.  A lot.

I have camped before, but I avoid it whenever possible.  It’s not as if I hate nature, or I don’t like getting dirty, it’s just too uncomfortable for my liking.  I will happily sleep in a cabin, but not in a tent.  I love other aspects of camping, such as cooking over a campfire, hiking, and being without technology for a bit.  (Says the girl who desperately listens to as many pop songs as she can on her iPod and radio before leaving her precious music to go to camp for a week)

So, what are your stories?  Have you camped, roller-skated, or flown a kite before?  Comment below.

DFTBA,

Rambling Writer 😉

Birthday Party Badge

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I have had  several of these, and have gone to quite a few as well 😉  I’ve had two surprise birthday parties, which I find extremely fun.  Once, when I was fairly young, I was going to go to disney a few days after my birthday, so my mom said I could have a friend over, but nothing special.  After dinner, they asked us if we wanted to go play outside.  On our way out, I realized I had left something in the kitchen.  So I came back to find my sister and mother busy decorating the room with streamers.  My sister quickly pushed me out, and the entire time I was outside I was simply waiting to go back inside to my surprise party.  For my cake, I believe they made key lime bars, which I like much more than traditional birthday cake.

Have you ever had a surprise birthday party?  If so, write about it in the comments.

DFTBA,

Rambling Writer 😉

Vocalist Badge!

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Konnichiwa!  Now, I am guessing I do not really have to explain how I have earned this badge.  Unless, of course, you haven’t been paying attention to my posts at all lately.  However, I can go a bit more into depth on this topic than I already have.

I remember deciding I wanted to be a famous singer when I was in about 1st grade.  Each year, for 1st-3rd grade, I had a specific objective relating to singing to complete.  I cannot remember what the other two were, but I do believe 3rd grade’s was to learn how to hold notes for a long time.  I got into choir for 4th and 5th graders both of my last years in elementary.  I hated it.  We were forced to do it, and I found it terribly boring.  Still, with the dream to become a singer, I went into choir all my years of middle school, and vocal ensemble on top of that, a select group of singers from the choir who did more complicated songs.  Occasionally, I genuinely liked some of the songs, however, I still found choir practice terribly boring.  I don’t know when, but somewhere in middle school my dreams of being a famous singer faded, as I realized while I was somewhat talented, it was a very competitive field and I didn’t really stand a chance.  However, my dream of going into high-school choir did not.  I had been looking up to them most of my time in choir, as they did fairly interesting songs.  One of my favorites has always been their rendition of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” which I got to do my first year when I joined the choir.  The practices are just as boring in IHL as they always were in middle-school, but I endure them for the performances.  Performances I am currently not attending, but I am still glad for the practice my voice gets.  A lot of things have changed since I first dreamed of being a singer, such as what I aspire to be.  I have been thinking lately that I may go into linguistics to become a translator.  My ultimate dream at this point is to write a book that turns into a movie, a good movie, not a movie that was ‘based’ of off my book, but is nothing like the actual book.  Something that people get excited about.  Which reminds me…

No writing challenge today, just a question.  Do your interests clearly show in your characters?  Often my characters are artistic because I admire that sort of thing.  What is it that they mirror from you most?  Comment below.

DFTBA,

Rambling Writer 😉

Songwriting Badge

ImageKonnichiwa!  This is the songwriting badge.  I debated with myself whether or not I had earned this, and came to the conclusion that I had.  One of my first songs I am fairly sure I still remember correctly;

One angel, two angel, three, four

Five angel, six angel, seven more!

Eight angel, nine angel, ten as well,

Te-en angels, singin’ so well!

I was in elementary, therefore the terrible quality.  I believe I was quite proud of this song at the time, however, and occasionally sang it to my friends to show off my skill.  I can’t be quite sure, but I think that they were impressed enough, after all, the tune wasn’t terrible, though I probably stole it from someone else-accidentally, of course.  One person even asked me to sing it once, to show how well I could sing to a fellow classmate.  A few people asked me to be in bands in elementary school, before they realized that 1) It was highly improbable a band put together by a bunch of elementary-schoolers would be popular 2) That any of us were talented or dedicated enough for it 3) and that my skills in the instrument the recorder would not be useful in this endeavor.  Thankfully, I realized these things, and told them they we could if they still wanted to during middle school, knowing that they would probably forget about it next week tops.

I apologize that I have not yet finished my IHL ‘Tour’ post, but I have been very busy and have not had much time for it.  I thought I should give you at least this post ^_^  Anyways, I have to go to play practice, so matanae!

DFTBA,

Rambling Writer