A Dork’s Guide to Surviving a Boring Class

Note: This’ll only work if you’re 100% dork. 100% fangirl/trashcan should also work =)

Hello, Internet Wanderers!

Again, it’s July 7th and I’m currently scheduling posts before I go on vacation because- I honestly don’t know why I’m finally doing this 😂😂😂. So, here is A Dork’s Guide to Surviving a Boring Class!

Now the intention of this is that you cure your boredom, while maintaining you’re low profile as a dork/trashcan and not getting called out cuz like #Awkward. Here are some things you can do to pass time while your bored:

Fangirl over something that happened in 2009. Trust me, this one works AMAZINGLY. The only thing you’ve got to remember to try not to do is die while fangirl-ing. Or having a seizure on the floor while being overloaded with emotions. I know that’s a lot to ask, but dying would be a tad bit obvious, don’t ya think?

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Play ‘This is Bob’.  Assuming you’ve got a pen, 2 hands, and a table to draw under, you can easily set up a game of This is Bob/Buggy/whatever you want to call him, right there under you’re desk. This is great if you’re in the mood to be a 5 year old again. If you haven’t heard of this game, wat is ur life. Jk, I’d try to explain it, but it’s kinda hard 😂😂

Try matchmaking. I know. This is slightly weird but if you’re extremely bored, just try some matchmaking between your fellow classmates. This should be a breeze as long as you don’t freakin’ turn around in your chair to find a match or let your eyes be too obvious. If you get caught, just say there’s a wasp and you were watching. Ultimate chaos so no one can watch you cry in shock/embarraswment of being acknowledged.

People watch. I loooveee people watching. It’s-again- slightly stalker-ish but super fun. You’ll find out a lot about people just by observing. Again, try not to be too obvious and if you get caught, the wasp excuse works for this too =)

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Daydream about Phan getting married. This works fine as long as  you tune in every now and then and realize that no, you’re OTP is still not married. *fights back tears*

Draw. Drawing on your hand is super easy to get away with and an easy way to pass time. Just make sure you have some drawings on your hand before you enter class and make sure that your teacher notices. That way, they probably won’t notice if there are more drawings at the end of class.

Fake vlog. I know this sounds weird but just narrating what you’re doing in your head is a great way to pass time. Just start talking to yourself (in your head of course) about how bored you are and you’ll start to get entertained. It’s surprisingly effective! Again, make sure you don’t get too carried away =)

I hope this guide helps you during those times when you’re just like

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‘kay byeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

-Anna ❤


Meme of Da Day:

I could use other memes/tweets/tumblr things but I feel like it’s just a known fact that Phan memes are basically the best ^-^

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Awkward Moments – Moving Edition

Millions of cringy/awkward/embarrassing moments are coming back at me right now 😂😂😂 I’d kept them buried in a dark and lonely corner of my brain but here we are, unboxing them for the world to see 😂😂😂

Hello, Internet Wanderers!

It’s currently July 11, 2017 and I just thought of SO MANY blog post ideas. This would be amazing, except we’re actually leaving for vacation tomorrow and won’t have wifi. Great timing, me! So, I’ve decided to finally be a responsible person and schedule these ahead of time! Here are some awkward moments that only moving kids will experience!

  • Liking someone in the 1st week of school, than regretting it when you actually get to know them and realize what a jerk they are.
  • Having to stand up and introduce yourself, in all 8 of your classes cuz we’re on a freakin’ block schedule now aren’t we.
  • When everyone else is laughing over something that happened to their class a year or 2 ago and you just have to sit there like oookkkaayyyyyyy…..

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  • When the teacher’s like, “You guys learnt this in 2nd grade, I know cause I taught 2nd grade here” and you just have to sit there like nope. Never learnt this in any grade.
  • When you text your old friends around a year after moving and they reply saying you’ve got the wrong number because they forget that you eVeN EXiST. (This just got real deep, real fast 😂😂😂)

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  • The “oh look it’s the new kid” whispers as you walk down a hallway. Like, excuse me, I’m literally a foot away from you.😂 Just because I’m new doesn’t mean I’m deaf. 😂😂😂
  • When your old friends think you’re miserable at your new school and you have to break it to them that you’re actually having a wonderful time.
  • Especially if you’re an expat kid, when people ask where you’re from and you have to contemplate between giving them the name of a country or the long list of cities. Like do you want the short version or the long version. *cues music* *dramatically unrolls long scroll* 😂😂😂
  • When you’ve got to keep bugging your old friends to tell you about the drama happening in your old school.
  • When people start calling you at around 3 am in the morning
  • When your phone bills are super expensive cause international calls and all.
  • When your old best friend is suddenly best friends with that one person you both used to HATE and you’ve just got to sit there and pretend nothing at all is off.

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And that’s it for today! I hope this was relatable to any of you guys who have moved!

‘kay byeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

-Anna ❤


Meme of the Day:

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Summer v.s. School- The Controversy

Back at it again =) after being too lazy to write forever hahaha. ha.

So I’m currently half way done with summer break. At this point in time, my feelings about summer ending are a huge mixed up jumble of nothingness. I feel like me (and my friends) face this controversy every single summer. I mean, it’s been like, a pretty long time since I’ve started going to school so you’d think that after all these years I wouldn’t still feel this confusion. But nope, still wreck my mind over it during these long summer days where I basically have nothing to do and can’t go outside cuz iT’s fReAkING 110 DEGREES OUT.

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Basically, I get really mixed emotions about going back to school. On one side, summers ending. No more sleeping all day, not having to worry about how you look cause you’re literally staying on the sofa the whole day, reading 10 books a week, binge-watching Netflix and YouTube, or watching movies all day. I mean, the list goes on and on and on and on. But on the other hand, I kinda sorta like school. NERD. Lol jk but actually, though, I love school. I like actually learning things and having stuff to do and socializing, mainly just socializing.

Some days, I’m worrying about human rights and global warming and terrorism and human trafficking and how it’s slightly alarming that this sentence is still going on. While other days, I’m tearing my brain apart over how I should be feeling about going back to school 😂😂😂😂😂 So that’s it for today! Thanks for joining me while I talk about my dysfunctional features =)

k byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

-Anna ❤


Meme of Da Day:

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The Sunshine Blogger Award =)

I can’t believe it!!

Hello, internet wanderers!

Sorry I haven’t posted in FOREVER. I’ve made tons and tons of drafts then deleted them all because they just didn’t feel right. After this I won’t be able to post for another month or so because I shall be ON THY VACATION. When I get back, hopefully I’ll start blogging regularly. But let’s be honest, it’ll be more of a “I’ll blog whenever I’m not too lazy too and can actually think of something to write” sort of thing.

So if  you couldn’t tell by the title, I got nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Thank you to Awkward Aris for nominating me! You should definitely check out her blog- she’s hilarious!

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

How Does It Work?

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog

Aris’s questions:

  1. If you could go back in time and witness any one moment in history, what would it be and why?                                                                                                                 I’d probably choose the Seneca Falls Convention. I’m a huge feminist so being able to witness the first ever women’s rights convention held in the states would be super cool! The Declaration of Sentiments was also formed in that convention so I would love to see that happen =)
  2. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?                                                                   I’m a vegetarian so I honestly haven’t exactly eaten anything really weird 😂
  3. What is your favorite word?                                                                                                    I actually go on pinterest a lot to look at weird words (this sounded a lot less random in my head) so one of my favorite words is probably one that I got off of pinterest: Vellichor. It’s described as the strange wistfulness of used bookstores.
  4. What is your least favorite word?                                                                                         Regurgitate. People just could’ve used the word puke but instead they invented regurgitate which just makes the whole ordeal a million times worse.
  5. Pineapple on pizza?                                                                                                                    Yes! Of course!
  6. What question do you hate answering?                                                                                 Uh…idk. Oh probably when substitute teachers pronounce my full name wrong (I go by Anna on this blog since my parents used to call me that when I was little, but my actual name’s a bit more confusing). So they pronounce my name wrong and I just want to wave it off and pretend it never happened but then they keep asking you if they pronounced it wrong which just creates an extremely awkward situation.
  7. What type of music do you like?                                                                                             Practically anything. Pop, country, acoustic, etc.
  8. What’s the worst joke you’ve ever heard?                                                                          I honestly don’t really know. Some of my teachers at school make some really bad puns but I try my best to immediately forget those 😂
  9. Which country/city would you like to visit the most?                                                      Umm….Probably Italy since the architecture is so beautiful.
  10. What are you opinions on socks?                                                                                           I’m fine with them unless they’re on a bed. I just can’t stand socks on beds. Bonus points to the person wearing the socks if the socks are random and mismatched =)
  11. Why?                                                                                                                                                Assuming you’re asking about the socks, I just don’t like socks on beds cause it just gets all icky and everywhere and aaagghhhh. And about the random socks part, I think it’s safe to say that anywhere who has random socks on is a great person. I mean, two words. Phil. Lester.

Ok now for my nominees!

  1. Ayla from British Girl Online
  2. Fred and George from Selcouth Humans
  3. Life is Random
  4. Stuffie Adventures
  5. Indie Song Lyrics
  6. Nocturnel Jen from Ten More Minutes
  7. Patricia Liu
  8. Ethereal Crystal
  9. Plants and Tea
  10. Candy

And my questions:

  1. What’s your current obsession(s)?
  2. What’s something you really regret from your past?
  3. If you were any food, what food would you be? (idk anymore. that was extrememly random😂😂😂)
  4. If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?
  5. Would you rather travel a century into the future or a century into the past? Why?
  6. What’s your favorite flavor of icecream?
  7. What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?
  8. If you changed your name, what would you change it to? Or would you keep you original name?
  9. Unlimited money or unlimited fame/friends?
  10. Cats or dogs?
  11. What’s your ideal weather?

This has been so much fun! Thanks again to Awkward Aris! Like I mentioned before, I mostly won’t be blogging for a while so I guess I’ll see you guys in August!

okay byeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

-Anna ❤


Meme of Da Day:

Here I gave you two to make up for never uploading 😂😂😂 Maybe I should just post memes everyday…that would be a LOT easier =)

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The Struggles of Having Glasses

The struggle is real.Smiling Face With Sunglasses on EmojiOne 3.1Smiling Face With Sunglasses on EmojiOne 3.1Smiling Face With Sunglasses on EmojiOne 3.1 <—- I wish I looked that cool wearing my glasses 😂😂😂

Hello, internet wanderers!

I’m writing this because I literally couldn’t think of anything else I am so fed up with the inconvenience my glasses create and have decided to dump my misery on you guys rather than being a logical human bean and finding a solution. Typical me.

I’m sure if you have glasses you have probably experienced these situations before. So here are a few of the struggles that come with glasses:

Sweating

Literally whenever I sweat, my glasses will just slowly start sliding down my nose. When I’m running or exercising (which I totally do not), my glasses will just slide down my nose no matter how many times I keep pushing them back up. I have legit taped my glasses to my glabella (didn’t just make a Phan reference) before just so that they would stay put. This is seriously annoying, especially during summer.

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Swimming

I swim a lot, recreationally and on swim teams. Both times, not having my glasses on is extremely tiring. When we’re playing games, I can never tell what’s happening. When I’m swimming and have to swim on a certain interval on the clock, I can’t freaking read what time it is because -of course- I dOn’T hAve mY GLASSES ON. I seriously need to get contacts 😂😂😂

Annoying People

It’s hilarious how people think having glasses is fun. Like what part of this whole shebang comes out to you as fun?? Beside the fact that some un-informed people are under some spell that glasses are fun, it really bugs me when they CONSTANTLY keep asking me to wear them. Like trying my glasses every now and then is fine, but when they have them on every 2 minutes or so, it really starts to get annoying 😂😂😂.

Snuggling

Every single time I want to go snuggle with someone or go to bed, my glasses are in the way, pressing into my nose. Every. Single. Time. People are always telling me to live a more spontaneous life, but that’s kind of hard to do when you’re glasses are ALWAYS IN THE WAY. ALWAYS.

Being a freakin’ blind bat

As much as I complain about my glasses, life without them is even more annoying. I feel like this is pretty self-explanatory….

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The -occasional- benefits (I repeat, very occasional) 

Although glasses can be a real pain, there are some good things. I get to skip eye tests during school, which usually means that I get to read for a 1/2 hour or so. I also remember that when I was 10, I thought I was really cool and had really sweet spy skills because the reflection of things happening behind me would appear on the side of my glasses 😂😂😂. I can assure you that my little brother and I had a great time “spying” on people just because of my glasses =)

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And that’s it for today! Next time someone complains about their glasses, hopefully you’ll know why! If you’ve got contacts, are they any better? Please let me know in the comments! ‘Kay bye!

-Anna ❤

WHY DO PLANTS HATE ME!?!

I honestly don’t get it. WHAT HAVE I DONE WRONG???????????

Hello, internet wanderers!

Today we’re going to talk about why I don’t count as a functional human bean. Idk why you signed up for this 😂😂😂

I kill plants. Like actually. See, when I’m at school in science and I have to take care of plant by watering it and all that stuff, I do fine. Then I take it home expecting a beautiful, green, healthy plant to keep me company on my desk, but I’m left with a dying blob that kind of resembles an upside-down, skinny, tan octopus. HOW?

I definitely know how to take care of plants since I do fine at school. However, the second my plant gets home it decides to commit suicide. Am I seriously that terrible of a person?!? I get it plant, I’m weird and sleep with a spiderman comforter (it’s incredibly warm) and eat an unreasonable amount of peanut butter, but is it seriously so bad that you feel the need to die on me and make me look like a spiderman-addicted, plant killing monster who only lives off of peanut butter!?!! WHYYY

And there you have it folks. Reasons why I’m a dsyfunctional human bean 😂😂😂 My fellow beans are very disappointed in me….

-Anna ❤


Meme of Da Day:

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The Stages of Moving

Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (overly enthusiastic much)

Hey guys and today we’re going to be going through Moving 101 *cues sad, dramatic music*

I’ve moved a couple of times before (schools, states, countries) so I feel like I’m in a pretty good position to be writing a freaking tutorial/explanation of how moving works.           So ya here are the different stages of moving! (I need to stop saying “so ya”.  I say it at least once in most of my blog posts ^-^)

Shock: Every time I move, I go through a kind of “what’s happening” phase. More like an OMG THE WORLD IS ENDING WHAT THE HELL AM I SUPPOSED TO BE DOING. I guess that’s panic but I feel like this only happens cause I’m a dramatic person ^-^

Denial: The next stage of moving, I’d say, is denial. I think this is a pretty good thing and if people just denied they were moving the whole time things would turn out a lot better. I think this because if people deny the fact that they’re moving, they can at least enjoy the rest of their time rather than sulking and wasting it. Which leads us to the next phase.

Avoidance (is that a word): When I moved in 5th grade, I went through a phase where I basically started drifting away from my best friends. On purpose. From my side. I did this because I had some incredibly genius idea at the time that if I slowly drifted away from them and just avoided people in general, it would be easier to move. I can assure you that I really regretted doing that during the summer because I realized I had wasted so much of my time and just made the move worse.

Longing: This is the point in time where a person has just said most of their good-byes and realizes that they may never see these people again. Or that it would at least be a while before the next time they met up. This where the sadness and loneliness really starts to set in and the longing for those people starts happening. Your friends still really keep in touch with you.

Dread + Misery: Now the next school year is coming up in a month or so and you really start dreading it. You feel really bad for yourself and just drown in your own self-pity and misery. Your friends still talk to you a lot and constantly text you saying they miss you. This is the part where you binge-watch YouTube for support almost 5 hours a day =)

Eh: The school year has started and-at least for me- it’s not like you hate it or love it here. Your old friends don’t text you as often and you don’t really care about anything anymore. I guess if you didn’t make a few friends at your new school and if your life was miserable there, this stage would be more depressing….

Comfortable: This is around half-way through the new school year. At this point in time, it starts to get a little more comfortable. You and your old friends still text every now and then but it’s always the same routine of going:

“Howz life?” Good. hbu?” “Good” “k ttyl” “k bye”

That was literally the extent of my conversation with most of my old friends, except for a few who I would freak out over Phan with…

Happy: By the end of one school year, I usually feel pretty happy with the not so new place. It comes to a point where I don’t want to move from this new-ish place I’m at. (We usually still end up moving though ^-^. Aaannnd the stages start all over again 😂😂😂)

 

So ya (see I said it again 😂) hopefully this can help non-movers understand more what it’s like to move as a kid. It’s actually kind of a fun experience because wherever you go you have a “fresh start” and you can make yourself whoever you want to be! It’s also amazing to meet all these new people. Even though you do lose touch with a few of your old friends, the true ones will stay with you forever =). wHy dO I alWaYS HAvE TO BE SO FREAKING CHEESY!!! And also sorry these are always so long 😂 I’m working on it. I swear 😂😂😂

k byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

-Anna ❤


Meme of Da Day:

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That’s it. I’m dead 😂😂😂

 

 

 

 

Update: Theme Change??

Hello!

I just decided to change my theme. Completely.

I’m not sure if I like this or not and I’d kind of like your guys’ help deciding. Please let me know in the comments what you guys think.

Also, in the meanwhile, my GoodReads stuff has been moved. I have my currently reading at the very bottom of the blog, and my read widget in the menu tab. Sorry about the extremely random and inconvenient locations but that’s where that stuff is going to be until I get this sorted out.

This is just a little mini update to figure out what’s happening… Thanks for your help!

-Anna ❤

Stay Dizzy

Hey guys!

So today I decided to try something different and actually write something meaningful (ish) =)

This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while and the more I think about it the more I realize how true this is. And yes, I promise to try not to make this as sappy as my other posts. (I’ll probably fail but oh well ^-^)

There’s this YouTuber/Instagram Model/ Social Media Influencer who you may or may not know. His name is Tristan Tales. Now this guy is super hilarious, relatable, and genuine. He’s also on Team 10 which is another social media group thing. I’ll put all of these people’s information in the end.

Anyways, he has this phrase that he alway’s ends his videos with and its “Stay Dizzy”. Recently, he explained what this meant to him and I found it pretty interesting. Basically, what he meant by stay dizzy was that type of lifestyle where you have a bunch of new opportunities and motivation. So many that it’s almost like you can barely keep up with what’s happening in life and everything turns kind of unpredictable. It’s like when your dizzy and you can’t really grasp what’s happening. I know that feeling sounds like a nightmare right now, but really, it’s an amazing feeling.

I’ve always hated change, but after my second move, I guess I’ve kind of accepted and looked forward to it. Although it’s not pleasant in the beginning, stepping out of your comfort zone and being unpredictable is something that can really make a person successful. I know I sound super cheesy saying this, but it’s actually true!

For some reason, I just kind of felt the need to share this with people, even if it only reaches a few. If you ever have an opportunity to do something, don’t automatically say no. Give it a chance, even if you don’t like it at first!

Anyways, that’s it for today!

See you later! Stay dizzy!

-Anna ❤


Tristan Tales

INSTAGRAM (@TristanTales) ► https://www.instagram.com/TristanTales
TWITTER (@TristanTales) ► http://twitter.com/TristanTales
FACEBOOK ► https://www.facebook.com/TristanTales
SNAPCHAT ► TristanTales
MUSICAL.LY ► @TristanTalesInstagram: @tristantales

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLO5YnTRG8jySOUeU2ohnpw

 

Team 10

TWITTER ► https://twitter.com/team10official
INSTAGRAM ► https://www.instagram.com/team10official
FACEBOOK ► https://www.facebook.com/Team10official
SNAPCHAT ► Team10officialsnaps
Musical.ly ► Team10official

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbEn1kwHr0TPmC9VPWIA_Mw


Meme of Da Day:

Not exactly a meme but still =)

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My Insane Reading Problem

I have a serious problem. Like actually.  WHY DO I KEEP DOING THIS TO MYSELF.

Helolo!!! (idk what that greeting was)

As you can probably tell from the title of this blog post I am facing a major, controversial, brain wrecking (is that even a word) issue. I start too many books.

And ya I know you’re probably thinking,  Oh that’s your major, controversial, brain wrecking problem Anna! You just start a few books at once. So what?  That’s what I thought, too, in the beginning. But nooooo. This is much worse than “starting a few books at once”.

You see, I start like 5 books at once on a pretty regular basis and this leads too:

  • Me mixing up characters. I’ll be in the middle of Divergent thinking, “Oh gosh, where did Harry go?”
  • Me mixing up plots. Again, in the middle of Divergent thinking, “I MISS FREDDDD!”
  • Me mixing up practically everything in these books. In the middle of Divergent– wait actually, I think you get the idea =)
  • People being extremely confused by my GoodReads account (I update my GoodReads account pretty regularly so my friends and teachers get pretty confused and bewildered about what I’m reading….)
  • Me being extremely confused by my GoodReads account (I’m generally a relatively confused person. I did not need this irrational habit on me, too.)
  • Having to figure out which book to continue reading. Every. Single. Time. I just want to pull out a book and read. But no. The universe shall not allow that.

 

I can assure you that I have tried to stop this problem. The problem is that it’s not that simple. I usually bring this catastrophe upon myself because of two things:

a) I get bored with a book. Thing is, I’m the type of person who rarely quits a book in the middle. I will manage to find away to keep reading, and usually that ends up because of lack of choices. When I’m all out of books, I’ll come back to the one I initially neglected and once I finish that book, I have usually enjoyed it. But this process includes starting a lot of other books along the way to stall time until I get back to the first book I started. I guess I’m realizing that I just start procrastinating about that book until I finally have no choice but to read it.

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b) I’m too excited. I’ll have brought home a lot of really good books I’ve been anticipating and hoping to read for a while, and my brain can’t figure out which book to start with. It must go into a weird auto-pilot mode or something which would be fine if my brain’s way of dealing with this was choosing through alphabetical order or doing eenie meenie minee moe. Unfortunately though, my brain decides to just start all the books at once. Because that is clearly the most logical solution to my brain’s little tiny panic attack.

 

Anyways I hope I’m not the only person that this happens to and that we can all combine forces and scream at our brain’s auto-pilot for making extremely irrational choices! =)

-Anna ❤

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