September 29, 2012


So I was hopping around Twitter, just absentmindedly reading tweets because it's Saturday afternoon and I'm bored.  You'll never believe who I found.

Oh, just a certain 5 MDBC girls.  They just joined today, it looks like.  I hope they're okay with me giving out their usernames, just in case y'all want to follow them, too.


Okay, so I know it's not actually them...but the fact that someone created Twitter accounts for the 5 MDBC girls is pretty cool. xD

September 27, 2012

If I Were...

After yesterday's serious post, we need something lighthearted.  Agreed?  Well last night, July posted this fun thing on her blog, and it's my turn to fill it out! :)

If I were a gemstone, I'd be an aquamarine (it's just so pretty!) or my birthstone, the ruby

If I were a scent, I'd be cinnamon rolls or one of my favorite B&BW fragrances

If I were a pair of shoes, I'd be some Christian Louboutins or one of my pairs of black boots

If I were the weather, I'd be spring-like: warm and temperate but with still a soft breeze

If I were a facial expression, I'd be a soft smile shared between best friends, parent and child, or a couple

If I were a car, I'd be a Ford Focus, I guess, lol

If I were a time of day, I'd be 2 AM (pssh, that's not because it seems to be Taylor Swift's favorite time of day...)
If I were a month, I'd be May

If I were a place, I'd be Paris or London

If I were a liquid, I'd be cherry Coke

If I were a taste, I'd be sweet with a little kick (kind of like sour gummy worms)

If I were a sea animal, I'd be a dolphin or a sea turtle

If I were a food, I'd be a bagel...or cinnamo rolls

If I were a colour, I'd be a vibrant teal

If I were a musical instrument, I'd be...hmm, I'm not sure!

If I were a flower, I'd be a lilac

If I were a song, I'd be "Begin Again" by Taylor Swift.  Or any Taylor Swift songs, for that matter.

If I were a planet, I'd be, um...Venus?

If I were an object, I'd be a book.

If I were a fruit, I'd be a peach.

If I were a sound, I'd be a cat's meow.

If I were a day of the week, I'd be Friday or Saturday.
Now it's your turn!  Sound off in the comments or on your own blog. :)

September 26, 2012

Let's Get Serious

I have a feeling I'm going to have fun blogging today.  Why?  Because I'm going to discuss politics and religion.  I urge you to read this, even if you disagree with my views.  It's important that, although we as youth cannot vote, our voices are heard!  Because, guess what?  All the problems that exist in our country today?  We'll be inheriting them in a few years when we become adults.  I'm already a bit worried about where America is headed.  I almost wish y'all could actually hear me saying this all because I apparently get this certain tone of voice when I'm discussing politics and religion, and my friends think it's kind of interesting, lol.

So let's start with the attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya.  Guess what?  We were lied to about it all pretty much.  The Obama administration knew within 24 hours that the attack, which killed our ambassador and three other Americans, was a terrorist attack.  Yet, they've been standing by the reason that it was due to a a trailer for an anti-Muslim film on YouTube.  And guess what else?  One of the attackers was pinpointed, and nothing has been done to apprehend him.  Oh, but there's more!  There are now allegations that this knowledge was all covered-up because of the upcoming elections.  Seems the current administration wants President Obama to seem innocent and perfect when his position as commander-in-chief is clearly in trouble.  I'm still not done, unfortunately.  I wish it ended there.  It doesn't.  The morning after the attack in Libya, Obama did not attend any of the intelligence meetings.  Instead, he was on a plane to Las Vegas for fundraising with J.Z. and Beyonce.  He's also called all the trouble in the Middle East "bumps in the road".  Um, people were killed.  I guess any death is a bump in the road, then?  Including abortion? (Okay, I'll stay off abortion, because I could go on for hours about that topic and that's not what I was planning to talk about today.)

Hmm, what else?  Oh, yes.  So last week President Obama turned down a meeting with the Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu.  He said there was a scheduling conflict.  Okay, so I get that.  I mean, there's so many other important things to deal with right now!  The bad economy, the Middle East turned practically upside down, gasoline prices rising....oh, wait, what's that?  Those very important issues aren't what prevented our president from meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu?  He was appearing on The View instead?!  Good gravy.  Apparently the upcoming election is more important than the fragile relationship with the U.S.'s most important ally.  By appearing on The View, the Obamas are trying to regain the women vote that they're losing from the last election.  But still!  Israel is teetering on "the precipice of annihilation each and every day". [Quote from]  I've never really been a big fan of presidential candidates or the current president appearing on talk shows.  My feeling is they're just trying to win support.  I'd rather see debates during election season and let former presidents and VPs visit talk shows.  Our leader is supposed to be the commander-in-chief, not an entertainer.  President Obama even skipped a luncheon with world leaders.  It was the first time in twenty years that a U.S. president has skipped such an event.  That's pretty shameful.

Finally, Donald Trump was asked to speak at a Christian college on Monday.  He told the students that Jesus would want them to "get even" (in other words, exact revenge on their enemies).  His rep was later quoted as saying "that the Bible is filled with stories of God getting even with his enemies, Jesus got even with the Pharisees and Christians believe that Jesus even got even with Satan by rising from the dead."  Hahahahaha-NO.  God and Jesus never got even.  God dealt out punishments to those who disobeyed his commands.  Jesus didn't "get even" with Satan when he rose from the dead.  He triumphed over death.  There is a big difference.  God has never needed to exact revenge on Satan.  And Christ didn't preach revenge; he preached the exact opposite.  Consider Matthew 5:38-39: "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.'  But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil.  But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.'  Now contemplate Romans 12:17: "Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all."  And Romans 12:20-21: "To the contrary, 'if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.'  Do not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."

So that's my political and religious post for the day.  I hope it really gives you all a lot to think about.  And if you want to be involved, write to your representatives in Congress and your senators!  Let your voice be heard!  If enough of us send them letters, those in Washington just realize the youth need to be represented and given a better future.

September 18, 2012

My Vacation!

So right now I'm on a lovely vacation in Door County, WI. We're at a great hotel in Sturgeon Bay, and we've gone a lot of places on the peninsula. We got here Saturday and explored the town (it's changed a bit since we were last here, like, 7 years ago). We had dinner at a great restaurant, and I got this amazing salmon that came with this INCREDIBLE seasoned rice. Then yesterday we went over to Washington Island where one of my besties vacations every summer (hi, Alisa!). We went to the Danish Mill (a bakery) on her recommendation. They have some great baked goods there. We drove around the island, and saw where Alisa's family's cabin is, and went up in a lookout tower (lots of stairs, great view), and then took the ferry back. We went to a few of the towns on the way back to Sturgeon Bay, and we went to a restaurant in Fish Creek for dinner. I'm going to rave about the restaurant, so if you're not interested, skim ahead. xD It's called the Cookery. The architecture of the building is very pretty on the outside, and I loved the decor on the inside. I got walleye, and it was a little spicy, but I'm kind of sensitive to things being spicy. xD It came garnished with lime slices so I used that to even out the heat. It came with a baked red potato, which tasted fabulous. (If you skimmed, this is where you should start reading again.) Today, my parents went to a county park and hiked for a couple hours. I stayed back at the hotel because I'm fighting a cold, and I wasn't feeling too well this morning. So I worked on homework (I have a lot from my co-op, bluck :P) and watched Once Upon a Time (my new show addiction). This afternoon, just as it started to rain, we went shopping. Most of the stores were pretty boring to me, but we went to this pet shop (it didn't have any actual pets for sale), and I got an awesome travel mug for my tea to take to co-op. We chatted with the store owner while she rang up our purchase, and she asked if I had any pets. I told her about Sunny, and then I told her about volunteering at the animal shelter. She generously gave me a free bag of cat treats to take to the kitties there! :) That was so nice of her, and I really appreciated it. I always love having new, special things for the cats there. Well, that's all...except some pictures! :)

Sunset on Sturgeon Bay.

View of Washington Island from the ferry.

View from the lookout tower on the island.

View down the stairs from the top of the hill at the lookout tower (sorry that it's sideways :P).

Rainy view from my car window at one of the antique stores we had to visit for my dad. I love the raindrops and storm clouds.

September 12, 2012

Design Girl

Right now red is my favorite color. Why you ask? It's the title of Taylor Swift's upcoming album and her current favorite color. And it and black inspired a design I created.  I want to share this design, but I'm on my iPad, and it won't let me upload the picture. So look for this post to be updated later tonight!

And yes, I used Instagram, lol.

(The words on the design say "Back to Black", "Girl of the 40s", and then I pointed out that the bow ties the sash in the back.)

September 8, 2012

Contest Winner! And More. ;)

So it's a gorgeous fall day!  Except when you're stuck in the sun for too long, lol. 

First up on the agenda is the announcement of the contest winner!  And that person is....Hermione! :) She had 10/13 correct answers. ;) Hermione, you can blog on whatever you choose, and just e-mail your post to the same address you sent your entry to whenever you're ready.  One of my BFFs, Kate, had 9/13, so congrats to her, too. :)

I'll provide all the correct answers, just so y'all can stop wondering. :)

1. Taylor Swift's middle name is Alison.
2. The author of The Medusa Plot (a 39 Clues book) is Gordon Korman.
3. Envy Green, Love Red, Blue Despair, Night Black & Snow White-any of those four were acceptable :)
4. A joey!  I think most of you got this one right.
5. Ella in Ella Enchanted was played by Anne Hathaway.
6. There were 13 to choose from-Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (if you left 'Bay' out of Massachusetts Bay and 'Providence Plantations' out of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, your answers were accepted).
7. James Buchanan, the only unmarried president thus far was number 15. (Abraham Lincoln was #16, by the way...)
8. Snow White was the first Disney princess.  Her movie was released in 1937.
9. Shetland Sheepdogs, believe it or not, came from England, not the Shetland Islands as so many people think. ;)
10. Polar bear
11. Chlorophyll, but I accepted most spellings. ;)
12. The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World are the Great Pyramid at Giza (the only one still fully in existence), the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis/Diana at Ephesus, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.
13. Taylor Swift's upcoming album, due to be released October 22, is titled Red.

And finally...I'm going to share my latest Polyvore collection with you. :) Enjoy!

September 5, 2012

Real Life Fashion

So I decided to show y'all a random outfit I put together.


Okay, so here's a list of the pieces I used.

Jacket=Target, a few years back
Necklace=birthday gift from a friend, but it's from Charming Charlie's, if I'm remembering correctly. (Hannah, if you're reading this, let me know if I'm correct or not. ;))

So, yeah, that's something I'd wear to church or maybe to co-op if we didn't have to wear polos, and skirts didn't have to be to the knee or longer. :P

Random Question

Here's a totally random question for y'all to answer.

If you had transformed the major Greek gods and goddesses into normal high school students and wiped all but a few minds of their real identities, who would you leave with memories of being a Greek god? (Of the ones listed below.)  You can choose up to three.


September 3, 2012

Bored Emma=New Contest!

So in my boredom on this lovely Labor Day, I have come up with a new contest idea.  I will post a yet-to-be-determined amount of trivia questions.  You need to e-mail your answers to me (usual e-mail address, but I'll post it at the bottom of the post for your benefit), and I ask that you don't look up the answers (so we're running on an honor system here).  The person who has the most right will get to do a guest blog post!  If we have a tie for first between two people, they'll both get to blog.  If there's more than one, then it'll go to the person who sent their answers in first.  The contest runs through September 8, at 1 PM Eastern Time.  As for spelling, if I can tell what you meant, then it will be accepted. ;)

1. What is Taylor Swift's middle name?

2. Who wrote The Medusa Plot?

3. Name one of the short stories I've written that has a color in its name.

4. What's a baby kangaroo called?

5. Who played Ella in Ella Enchanted?

6. Name three of the original 13 American colonies.

7. Who was the fifteenth American president?

8. Who was the first Disney princess?

9. Where did Shetland Sheepdogs originate from?

10. What is the animal most associated with Coca-Cola?

11. What is the name of the green pigment in leaves?

12. Name one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World.

13. What is the name of Taylor Swift's upcoming album?

E-mail address to send your answers to: