Thanks for the Feedback and the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

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I would like to thank the few of you who gave me feedback on some questions I had yesterday. Only one of you gave advice about my itchy scalp problem. Shout out to Kimmykimmycocopuff (that is such a cute screenname!) So, I will most likely follow some of that advice and record the results here. We actually don’t have hard water around here, so I’ll be on the look out for that Paul Mitchell Tea Tree shampoo at my local Sally Beauty Supply soon.

As for the video reviews, I actually have a nice handheld video camera. Unfortunately, I must have forgotten to pack the charge cord when I moved annnd my grandmother might have put it up in storage. So, for now, I may be testing the waters with videos with my laptop webcam.

I’m thinking about posting up my first video possibly tomorrow. I didn’t know what to talk about, but then it hit me. A few months back the fiance and I finished up my favorite animated TV series, Daria. This show was a huge part of my life when it aired and still is today. It was his first time seeing it. I thought it would be razor to do a retrospective video together (if I can get him to agree to it). What do you guys think? If not tomorrow, I think that will be the first video. I’m going to try to do a balance of both writing and film. This is going to be a fun experience.

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In other news, I want to give a big thank you to those at https://bookidote.wordpress.com/. For nominating me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. When I first started this blog, I never thought I would get the amount of recognition that I have been receiving. I really am very appreciative that all you readers out there want to see what I have to say.

Rules are:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.

2. Put the award logo on your blog.

3. Answer the ten questions sent to you.

4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Nominate ten blogs.

I am guessing that since this is a “sisterhood,” my choices should be ladies. So, here we go!

  1. What are your September favorites ? (books, music, products,etc.)  I never really did the whole “monthly favorite thing.” I just like what I like at any given time. But I can tell you about some wonderful products I bought this month! I recently discovered LUSH and have fallen in love! For those of you that don’t know what LUSH is, it’s a homemade cosmetics store that makes everything by hand and uses natural ingredients. So far I’ve gotten Grease Lightening (an acne fighter), Angels on Bare Skin (a facial cleanser), Eau Roma (facial toner), Imperials (facial moisturizer), and Happy Hippy (body wash). So far I have used Angels on Bare Skin, Grease Lightening, and Imperials. I can’t wait to try the rest!
  2. What is THE ONE BOOK everyone should read at least once in their lives? The Perks of Being A Wallflower. That book really helped me during a dark time.
  3. Where is your favourite place to read ? I used to love to read outside on my college campus. I guess I’m an outdoorsy reader. I like to read in coffee houses too.
  4. How did you come up with your blog name ? I actually took it from lyrics from the Everclear song “Rocket for the Girl.” I thought it summed up how my fiance makes me feel. Look it up and give it a listen! I also met the lead singer of Everclear back in June.
  5. What is the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you? I honestly don’t know.
  6. What’s your worst habit? Low self esteem
  7. Out of all the places around the world you’ve been to, what’s your favorite? I haven’t been to many places, so Disney World
  8. What are 3 essentials a blogger must have? Patience, good writing skills, and manners
  9. As a blogger, what do you think we can contribute to the community? A different perspective.
  10. Best comment on your blog so far. I’ll have to comb through them and get back to you on that.

I nominate:

  1. http://veganneeds.com/
  2. http://inbetweenmoderation.com/
  3. http://hollypopdoesbeauty.com/
  4. https://daisy9979.wordpress.com/
  5. https://abrashattitude.wordpress.com/
  6. http://creatyvebooks.com/
  7. https://justinaluther.wordpress.com/
  8. https://ashonthird.wordpress.com/
  9. http://beautyforgood.net/
  10. http://problemswithinfinity.com/

My questions:

  1. What was the first book you ever found yourself attached to?
  2. What was the first television show you ever found yourself attached to?
  3. Describe an embarrassing moment.
  4. Describe an event that actually scared you.
  5. What movie can you just not watch? Why?
  6. If you could date a fictional character who would it be?
  7. If you could create your own perfect partner, what traits would you give him?
  8. Worst date moment.
  9. What was your first concert?
  10. If you were granted three wishes by the Robin Williams genie, what would they be?

The First Post Challenge

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So, this morning I was nominated by the lovely lady at A Caffeinated Blog to do the First Post Challenge! Thank you so much!

The rules:

  • link your first post
  • name the type of the post
  • explain why this was your first post (reason for writing)
  • nominate fellow bloggers to participate in the challenge

I am just going to copy and paste my first post.

It’s my first post, yay!  I guess I should start with what possessed me to do this and what this blog will be about and what not.  The other day I was sitting with my godmother at the kitchen table when she made the remark that I should make a blog.  Truth be told, I have made several blogs.  Just like millions of other people on this Earth, I never kept up with them.  Quite frankly though, a blog sounded like a good idea; it would keep me on top of my writing and I could shamelessly plug the articles for my job.  But what to write about?

Well, my favorite thing in the world is actually a person. Tee Hee. ^_^   I was also inspired by another blog that I follow called A Diary of Dating (http://howitwassupposedtobe.wordpress.com/).  This wonderfully written blog is about a young woman that has been chronicling her love/dating life in hopes of one day meeting her future husband.  So I got to thinking; Hmmm, I believe I already found mine.  I could write all about our exploits together up till our wedding day and then I could start a whole new blog about our married life and why I had to explain to his mom why I hit him with that frying pan.  I know what you’re thinking now.  Well, what if we break up?  I can always trash this blog and start a new one. ^-^

I’ll probably post up some other things about my life too.  These things will probably include my life as a college student since my graduation comes in May.  Then hopefully, I’ll get into grad school and I can write on that misery.  I write articles for a magazine in my spare time and I’ll post up links to that when I can.  I might even post up some of my own written works.

Now a little bit about myself, I am in a wheelchair with a condition known as Cerebral Palsy.  And yes, it does affect the brain.  But in my case, it only affects the part of my brain that enables me to walk on my own.  I’m a writer, so naturally I’m also English major.  I love 90s alternative and grunge.  I did steal the title of my blog from an Everclear song.

Well that’s all for now.  I know I should have probably started this blog with how I met my future hubby.  But that will come at a later date.  I need to get this blog looking better.  My man will also have to keep me in line on updating this thing as well.

This was actually re-posted from my original blogs on Blogger and Tumblr. But I just couldn’t get the readers I wanted on either site. So, I moved to WordPress and never looked back! It was basically just introducing myself and why I chose t start a blog.

Now I nominate:

Wishing

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I think it’s kind of funny that you guys gave me a lot more likes on my latest book review than my entry about meeting a bonafide celebrity. I mean I know Everclear hasn’t been mainstream since I was a kid, but still it’s freaking Everclear! This band was huge when I was a kid and their music provided a lot of happy moments for me. As a young adult in college, the music helped me even further by getting me through the hard times that life has to offer. I was shocked I didn’t even get one comment. But hey! I know you guys are busy.

I didn’t write up this entry to scold anyone though. There’s a reason the title is called Wishing. Let’s go back to that entry about me meeting Art Alexakis. I didn’t write down our whole conversation of course, so there is some stuff missing. I mentioned that the album Invisible Stars was totally razor and he naturally said thank you and asked me if I had heard the new album yet. Unfortunately, at this point in time I hadn’t. Well, the day after the show I ordered it. It is called Black is the New Black and it is glorious.

Now, I am a naturally meek person, but I decided to message Art on facebook and tell him how I felt since he had asked me about the album. An hour later, I received a message saying thank you and it was great meeting me. Wow. What a nice guy!

Unfortunately, there was something that had been bugging me since his show. I’m sure for those of you that read the entry, you remember him asking me what my favorite song was. He did this so he could play a song just for me during sound check. But I was just so flustered meeting one of my heroes that I gave the standard radio hit. But in “I Will Buy You A New Life’s” defense, it is a wonderful love song!

I wished I would have told him a certain song off of Invisible Stars and that song is called “Wishing.” So, I messaged him again and explained myself. That song got me through the worst break up of my life and I’m honestly not sure if I will ever be over it. He hasn’t answered and I don’t expect him to. He’s a rockstar! I didn’t expect him to answer the first time! Here’s the song if you want to hear it.

Art also did a recent interview with Spin magazine:

http://www.spin.com/2015/06/everclear-art-alexakis-sparkle-and-fade-interview-summerland/

The Blog Tour: My first nomination!

When I logged on this morning to check out what my fellow bloggers had written since yesterday, I discovered that I had received my very first blog nomination! I want to thank the writer at https://acaffeinatedblog.wordpress.com/ for inviting me to this blog tour.

Let’s start with the Rules: Pass the tour on up to four other bloggers. Give them the rules and a specific Monday to post. Answer four questions about your creative process that lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.Compose a one-time post on a specific Monday (date given by your nominator).

1. What I’m working on at the moment?

At the moment, I just want to get out of graduate school with my Masters. Here and there, my fiance and I are trying to wedding plan though. But that process has had a few bumps in it.

2. How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I don’t really have a set genre. This blog was really made to chronicle my life with my husband to be and my love of pop culture. Though most of the time those take a backseat to skin care, my own writing, book reviews, graduate school, and ranting. So, really this blog is about my life and everything that goes with it. One day I could be posting a piece of own writing, a book review, a skincare review, a movie review, or just my thoughts or what I did today. Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get!

3. How does my writing and creative process work?

I really don’t have a creative process. I just take whatever I want to write about and go. The editing happens after the free write. Sometimes I like a little music in the background though.

4. Why do I write and create what do I do?

If you asked me what my main inspiration was I would have to say it is my husband to be. I started this blog as a way to chronicle my life with him and how he “ruined me in all the right ways.” I wanted other disabled people like me to know that we are not doomed to be alone forever, as I once so foolishly thought.

I would say another big inspiration is other writers and my bookish nature. 90s pop culture is probably my second favorite thing to write about besides my partner. I grew up in the 90s grunge era and was always a big fan. But I just love the decade in general. In fact, the title of my blog comes from the Everclear song; “Rocket for the Girl” from their 2012 album Invisible Stars.

Now, I’d like to nominate following fellow bloggers:

https://kelzbelzphotography.wordpress.com/

http://writingstories.rocks/

https://mycollegeodyssey.wordpress.com/

https://justinaluther.wordpress.com/

If you wish to participate, and I hope that you do, please answer the 4 questions listed about that I’ve answered. You can answer them anytime that you’d like as I don’t have a certain Monday in mind. Have a great day!

Beginnings (orginally posted May 28, 2013)

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It’s my first post, yay!  I guess I should start with what possessed me to do this and what this blog will be about and what not.  The other day I was sitting with my godmother at the kitchen table when she made the remark that I should make a blog.  Truth be told, I have made several blogs.  Just like millions of other people on this Earth, I never kept up with them.  Quite frankly though, a blog sounded like a good idea; it would keep me on top of my writing and I could shamelessly plug the articles for my job.  But what to write about?

Well, my favorite thing in the world is actually a person. Tee Hee. ^_^   I was also inspired by another blog that I follow called A Diary of Dating (http://howitwassupposedtobe.wordpress.com/).  This wonderfully written blog is about a young woman that has been chronicling her love/dating life in hopes of one day meeting her future husband.  So I got to thinking; Hmmm, I believe I already found mine.  I could write all about our exploits together up till our wedding day and then I could start a whole new blog about our married life and why I had to explain to his mom why I hit him with that frying pan.  I know what you’re thinking now.  Well, what if we break up?  I can always trash this blog and start a new one. ^-^

I’ll probably post up some other things about my life too.  These things will probably include my life as a college student since my graduation comes in May.  Then hopefully, I’ll get into grad school and I can write on that misery.  I write articles for a magazine in my spare time and I’ll post up links to that when I can.  I might even post up some of my own written works.

 Now a little bit about myself, I am in a wheelchair with a condition known as Cerebral Palsy.  And yes, it does affect the brain.  But in my case, it only affects the part of my brain that enables me to walk on my own.  I’m a writer, so naturally I’m also English major.  I love 90s alternative and grunge.  I did steal the title of my blog from an Everclear song.

Well that’s all for now.  I know I should have probably started this blog with how I met my future hubby.  But that will come at a later date.  I need to get this blog looking better.  My man will also have to keep me in line on updating this thing as well.