Friday, 26 September 2014

Nominated for a Liebster Award

I was nominated by the lovely Lucy of What the Fudge, so I now nominate:
Now onto the questions Lucy asked:

  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (location or whatever)
  • I see myself (hopefully) just finishing uni, with a job, or getting one. Location, no idea, Anywhere. I hope to do some travelling before I settle down, I know that. Who knows, in ten years, I might actually have a boyfriend to travel with!
  • What/who persuaded you to start blogging?
  • I'd been thinking about it for ages, as I couldn't become a youtuber, as I am A, way too awkward in front of a camera, and B, I like the anonymity. But what really got me into it was the fact that my friends were doing it too, so I wasn't alone.
  • What is your favourite food?
  • Oooh, either pasta (any, literally) or eggs, scrambled or in an omelette preferably!
  • What thing/things would you like to do before you die?
  • Do you want the whole list? Well, I want to bungee jump, skydive, travel the world, maybe live abroad a while. Publish a book, make a name for myself, raise a good family, keep a good job, you know, the generic stuff.
  • If you could meet one celebrity, who would it be?
  • AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH Not this one!!! Ummm, ummm, either Emma Watson (her UN #HeForShe speech was so inspiring) or maybe JK Rowling for writing tips.
  • If you could meet one fictional character, who would it be? 
  • AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH Not fair!!! Ummm, I'd love to meet Hermione Granger. She's been my role model since the beginning. Bushy hair team, forever!
  • What is your favourite band?
  • Either Mumford & Sons or Florence + the Machine
  • If you could have one super power, what would it be? 
  • Oooh, good one. I would love either telekinesis or flight. Those two just sound brilliant. Or maybe shapeshifting! Argh, can't decide
  • Who is your idol?
  • Ummmm, I suppose I look up to a lot of people now I think about it. I look up to my sisters, who are both older than me; my mum, who always tries to teach me a lesson to help me out; celebrities like Emma Watson or Rick Riordan, as they're trying to change the way people think, whether it's about feminism or dyslexia.
  • What is your favourite animal?
  • My favourite animal, either dogs or owls.
    Now for my questions for you!
    • What would be the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery?
    • What do you want to be when you grow up?
    • If you could live anywhere on earth (and take whomever you wanted along), where would it be?
    • What do you admire most about yourself?
    • Why did you start blogging?
    • What pet would you own if you could own any animal in the world?
    • What’s your favorite hobby?
    • What’s your superpower? Would you use it for good or for evil?
    • What is your favorite dessert?
    • Favourite youtuber?

    That's kind of it for now. If I get the time, I seriously will be finishing the next Writing Wednesday soon.
    Later Articulators

    Thursday, 4 September 2014

    Lessons Learned

    No, this post is not about my recent return to school (Year 10 is so much fun! (note the sarcasm)).

    7 months ago, I posted about the boy I like (the post has now been removed) So far, I think half my year group has discovered I like said boy, including him (he already knew, but he got to read the blog anyway) and today, a full 7 months after the posting of that disaster, I was teased about it once again, with a corridor full of people to hear.

    So, it started out with leaving fourth lesson (the penultimate lesson of the day) with one of the boys in my English class, let's call him Prick, called out to me that I was looking lovely. With boys like Prick, compliments generally have the connotations (haha, using my new English knowledge) 'duck and cover'. I was then told, I was beautiful, unique. Oh god. So, I walked a little faster, trying to catch up to a friend, who, of course, was walking with Him.

    Next thing I hear down the corridor is, 'Eve, so-and-so here's read your blog, and we think you might like a certain ***'

    This, of course, was not helped by my two friends behind me, who decided to point out that I was walking towards Him, rather than just 'away'. Thanks, true friends who always have my back!

    My favourite tactic for things like this? Hold your head up high, act like you're not bothered. As long as you're not facing them, they can't see the look in your eyes, the one thing that shows how you really feel. Maybe flip your finger over your shoulder as you go.

    This post was originally going to be longer, but I decided not to give anyone who stumbles across this fuel for their arrogant fires.

    A great start to another brilliant year!