I am so looking forward to my stitches coming out. I just had my wisdom teeth extracted this past Wednesday and I have had one stitch come out. I'm ready for them all to go. Also, Mom and I are going out to take pictures of graves for other genealogists. My Mom is really into genealogy and a lot of information comes from tombstones, plus old tombstones are really cool. Anyway, on this website people request pictures of graves and there are some requests for graveyards in town. Mom and I want to contribute to it. We're pretty excited!
How cool it is to be a kid. I'm trying to remind myself that in the big broad spectrum of things I know practically nothing. I don't want to go through an I-know-everything phase. I want to be humble. It's all fine and dandy to be smart, but I just need to remind myself that every person I meet knows something I don't. Despite their education, wealth, social status, they know something I don't. And I need to remain open enough to learn from everyone.
Obviously, based on all the posts from last week I just finished reading Jane Eyre. I'm taking some time off before starting a new book to get caught up on reading for school. Yaaaaaaay...
A center piece for Easter which will hopefully be posted about later this week. I've had a lot of fun with it so far. I hope it comes out as brilliant as I imagine it. Also, I saw a post on how to do high speed photography. I want to try it out!
I'm trying to figure my life out. Which is always fun. But right now what I think I want most is to be young and adventurous and ambitious. I want to bite off more than I can chew and stay up late watching obscure movies on Netflix. I want to spend my days avoiding the heat, making memories with friends, and editing weird videos.
I feel like I've always disciplined myself or restricted myself. And I'm trying to remember why.
I think it's because I've been afraid. Of people. Of possibilities. Loss. Gain. Life, basically. So I'm making the effort to be more open.
Even now I'm worried about getting carried away and losing focus. But how am I supposed to be happy and so scared at the same time? I just want to have a good summer. I'll do that.
Looking back // This past year was a little bit of a wild ride. I covered Shaky Knees Music Fest and got in reaching distance of some of my favorite musicians. I saw President Elect Trump live and in the flesh and got to report on it while snagging the most Enquirer looking photo I have ever taken. And got a photo with Major Garrett. I painted my nailsbased on books. I learned how to photoshop rainbows into pictures which may be the hardest talent not to abuse. I met amazing, talented artists. I lost my car, a true tragedy as ours was the most epic story soon to be told. I went to an author's house and an insane asylum. I read so many interesting books, essays and words I could bust. I got my septum pierced and grossed out my mom and, as it would turn out, my Dean. I wrote pieces that I am proud of. I finished up my last year of college and I got a degree.
2017 #GoalsWrite for local publications // I want to meet more people that live near me and feel connected to my town. I'v…
Stir and Drop Sugar Cookies by Betty Crocker What you'll need: 3/4 cup sugar 2/3 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour Additional sugar, if desired What to do:
Heat oven to 400ºF. In large bowl, mix 3/4 cup sugar, the oil, baking powder, vanilla, salt and eggs with spoon. Stir in flour. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press bottom of glass onto dough to grease, then dip into additional sugar; press on balls until 1/4-inch thickness. Dip bottom of glass onto a wet paper towel, then dip into dry gelatin; press onto dough. Repeat until desired color appears. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Recipe Review: So Betty lied about time and temperature. We burned our first batch. Our second batch came out perfectly cooked at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. We ignored most of step 2. You can see the full instruc…