Not that the day is totally doomed- it's also Heather's birthday. So happy birthday to her!
Hello from ALL THE FRANCE!
Hello from Question Tuesday! It was actually supposed to be last week, but everyone (myself included) forgot about it, probably because of the awesomeness that was spring break. I dreamed that we went back to the beach last night :). Then I woke up and realized that it wasn’t summer yet :/. Oh well! I had the joy of finishing class by 10 o’clock this morning, so I guess it’s time for some questions!
What kinds of things do you see as symbols of hope?
Well, I see snow as a symbol of hope. Possibly because all children have it engrained into their brains that snow = no school. But also just because it’s so pretty and I like it :D
What song is stuck in your head right at this moment?
We don’t like
What we don’t
Understand in fact it scares us
And this monster is mysterious at least
The musical was sooooo good guys!!! And I love the mob song, and pretty much all the songs in Beauty and the Beast, so I am perfectly happy to be reliving my musical experience in my head <3
Rank these in order of cuteness:
- Old people
4. Old people
Rank these in order of cuteness:
- Gerard Butler
- David Tennant
- Aaron Tveit
- Liam Dryden
- Ryan Reynolds
What? Why would you do this to me?!?!
1. Liam Dryden
2. Aaron Tveit
3. David Tennant
4. Gerard Butler
5. Ryan Reynolds
Being closer to my age does a lot to improve your cuteness.
What’s your favorite Girl Scout cookie?
Tagalongs! Mmm, chocolate and peanut butter…
Are you excited about (someday) being an aunt or being a grandma?
Which of your siblings do you think will be the first to get married?
Probably my sister. I don’t see my brother being in any hurry to get married.
Which of us bloggers do you think will be the first to get married?
I kind of want to say Anna Beth just to spite you :)
Do you think we’ll succeed at VEDA?
Well, I think we will succeed in making videos next month. Whether we’ll have someone for every day of each week is less likely.
What are the chances of a snow day worthy blizzard happening this week?
Well, greater than our chances during most of winter. But still pretty low. Kentucky is just not allowed to have blizzards :/
Do you like spinach?
Maybe? I don’t think I’ve ever had it. (Don’t give me that look…)
What’s your favorite comic strip?
How do you feel about camels?
They’re cool looking. But they also like to spit at you, don’t they?
Are there any circumstances in which you would rob a grave?
Well, I mean, anything's possibly, but probably no realistic circumstances.
Are these questions too random for you yet?
Well, this is gonna be a tough decision guys. Who should win Question Tuesday this week? I mean, a lot of readers submitted a lot of questions. I think I’m going to have to go with… Anna Beth! Yeah, she definitely submitted the best questions this week. See you all next week! (literally! Cause it’s VEDA! Get it? :P)
Hello from the Humane Society! Well, I’m not there anymore, obviously, but that’s where I just came from. One of my group projects for Block requires 7 hours of community service, so some of my group members and I went over there today to walk doggies and pet kitties. It was fun, though I was just about completely covered in cat fur by the time I left.
We only ended up walking dogs briefly, because they were being a little bit difficult today. Like, snarling at the other dogs, making a break for freedom when we opened their kennels difficult (that wouldn’t have been so bad had there not been four dogs to try and push back in).
Also, I at least was a little confused by the system they have set up to tell you which dogs to walk. It’s a chart that says, like, which ones are sick or potentially dangerous or have already been taken out or for some other reason should be avoided by volunteers, but then you have to go back and forth between the chart and the kennels to figure out which ones are which. I guess it’s not actually all that complicated, I just didn’t look at it very hard.
So then we pretty much spent the rest of the time picking out kitties to hold and pet. And they were all sooooo cute and sweet! We played with the two who were spotlighted for having been there the longest, and I honestly have NO idea why they haven’t been adopted. One of them is gray with a white belly, and the other one is gray and brown and SUPER soft. They were so adorable and friendly, and really I just want to take all the kitties home. But I can’t. Can’t have every cat :/
Ooh, and there was another pair of kitties we took out that were a lot of fun. They were both really big, like probably around 15 pounds, and super fluffy to boot. There was this cat ladder kind of thing on the door of the room we were in, and it was kind of a combination of funny and scary whenever they would get on it, since they were so big that you could see it shaking like it might not hold them. And then they both decided they wanted to be on at the same time. It held, thankfully, but we were all a little leery.
So that’s been my cuddle-tastic day so far! I must say, playing with kitties and puppies is not a bad way to spend a couple of hours. But now I have to try and make myself be productive before fencing tonight, since I have to get ready for kindergarten tomorrow. See you guys next
Hello from Friday! I had no internet for blogging on Tuesday, seeing as I was busy roadtripping in FLORIDA!!! So instead you get me today :)
You guys mostly already know that this was my first time in Florida. In fact, it was the farthest I have ever been from home (until our proper road trip this summer!). And it was awesome!!!!!
Seriously, I was never all that interested in going to the beach until I actually went. And then I got there, and it was basically the best thing ever. So today’s blog is going to be the top 7 reasons why the beach is the best and I want to go back.
7. The view
NO EDGE GUYS!!!! I mean, it’s not exactly the universe, but still. It just keeps going! There’s so much, and then there’s even more, and it’s just so pretty!
6. The sound
I’ve heard people talking about “the crashing” of waves and stuff before, but it never really sunk in until we started walking toward the beach and I just heard this constant, thunderous crash in front of us. Then of course I saw the beach and the constant crashing of the waves into the sand and I started to understand. It’s like nothing ever sits still. The previous wave is always washing back toward the ocean just as the next one is speeding toward the shore. It just never gets old.
Ok, so sand isn’t always so great. It gets pretty much everywhere and then never wants to go away. But you know what, that’s just a testament to how much the sand loves us and wants to stay close to us. Can you really blame it? :P Even if it is a little bit annoying once you’re trying to leave the beach, it’s pretty cool while you’re there. I mean, we went in March when it’s not super hot yet so the sand wasn’t burning our feet, and it’s really nice to walk on, if a little bit difficult once you get to the completely dry part and your feet start sinking in with every step you take. And next time we go, we definitely need to bury someone in it. I feel like that’s a right of passage or something.
My pretties! I actually sort of have a collection of seashells, but I’d never actually gathered any of them for myself before. They all came from someone else’s vacation or a Girl Scout craft or somewhere like that. So it was kind of really cool to actually walk along the beach and see actual sea shells washed up on the actual beach by the actual ocean. It actually happened,
guys. And now I have some of my own finds to add to my collection, and that’s pretty exciting :).
And I thought it was interesting to see just how integrated the seashells are with the sand sometimes. I guess over time they just get crashed into the sand so much by the waves that they break down into little pieces, so you can see little tiny bits of seashell mixed in with the
sand, especially as you get closer to the ocean. It’s a little bit sharp to walk on, but I thought it was cool.
Are everywhere, and it’s pretty neat. We sat down to have a picnic at one point, and it was really funny as all the birds on the beach started slowly circling us, just waiting to see if we would drop any bread for them. I think my favorite was the seagulls (were those seagulls?). They had this really pretty, trill-y sound, and I liked it.
And apparently it’s fun to run into a big flock and see them fly away, but I wouldn’t know. I’m not that mean (coughannabethcough).
W00t sandcastles! I’ve probably tried making sandcastles in my grandparents’ sand box or at the park or something, but it’s just not the same if you’re not at the beach! We didn’t actually have any proper sandcastle-making tools, so it was a little bit challenging for us, but I think our sandcastle turned out beautifully. I mean, we had all the essential architectural features:
-The moat circling around the structure (I mean, there was no water in it, but it’s the thought that counts, right?)
-The drawbridge going over the moat (wasn’t really functioning, but it looked pretty cool)
-The wall surrounding the castle itself (a little bit short and prone to falling apart, particularly when I touched it, but we got it worked out eventually)
-The towers on the corners of the wall (kinda lumpy, but we did have limited resources, and anyway, I got them to stay put eventually)
-The gate set into the wall (which was partially the cause of the crumpling the walls, but again, we worked it out)
-The castle (was really just a shapeless lump, but I liked it anyway)
-The shell decorations (which I was happy to install, and I personally think were the best part of the design. Not that I’m biased or anything…)
-And no sandcastle would be complete without the foreign dictators who came to conquer us and force us into slavery to complete and protect the castle (if Jill and Rachael are good at anything, it’s telling us what to do)
-Followed, of course, by mutiny and the construction of a separate barricade to fight the oppressors (which looked a bit like Anna Beth digging her own grave, but that does at least fit in with the plot of Les Mis pretty well)
1. The waves
This was my absolute favorite part of the whole beach! When we went on Tuesday morning, it was kind of cloudy and the red flag was up, so we weren’t supposed to actually go swimming, but in my opinion, I don’t think swimming is really necessary. All we had to do was go stand by the edge and wait for the waves to crash into us. The water was a little cold, but it didn’t even matter. And then Anna Beth and I had lots of fun body boarding- we just waited for the really big waves to crash over us and carry us back up the beach. My knees got a little bit of extra “exfoliation” from the sand, but I would have stayed there playing in the waves all day if it hadn’t started raining.
So there you have it. My top seven reasons why the beach is the best and I want to go back. Unfortunately it looks like I’ll have to wait awhile, though. Now I’m back home and I have reality to deal with. Any by reality, I mean far more homework than I’d like to discuss. Eww. But Florida was so much fun, and you guys are the best, and now I’m more excited than ever about this summer!!!! Byyyyyeeeeezzzzzz!!!
Hello from Borington, population: me. I can’t think of anything to talk about, guys! I even did a Google search, but apparently I am beyond the help of even the internet. Sad day.
So… what’s going on with me? School, pretty much. And procrastinating on said school. Business as usual, basically :P.
It’s raining today. That’s a thing that’s different from your typical Tuesday. You know, I like rain. Precipitation in general, really. I mean, snow is obviously my favorite, but rain is cool too. Less so if I have to walk across campus and I forgot my umbrella, but as long as you’re prepared, the rain is actually pretty fun, in my opinion. Like, you put on your rain boots, and you’ve got your umbrella, and you’re walking around with really no cares in the world. You can spin your umbrella around, and slosh through the rain puddles to your heart’s content, even jump in them if you want to!
And if you’re inside, I really see no reason to complain. The rain makes a happy drummy noise on the roof, which is especially good for falling asleep at night- it’s like nature’s lullaby :).
Plus, there might be thunder! I actually really like thunder storms. The lightning and the clouds are really pretty to watch (as long as they don’t start spinning around and coming toward the ground- tornadoes are a thing I definitely don’t like), and I think it’s fun to try and count the seconds between the lightning and thunder to see how far away the storm is.
And really, I think rain and storms are a nice change of pace. Like, I don’t think I’d enjoy living somewhere like California where it’s always 70 degrees and sunny. It’d just get so boring. Plus, the sun and I don’t really get along, but you guys should know that by now…
Besides, if you consider the alternative, I feel like rain is really the better option. Rain waters the plants and makes everything pretty and green and alive. Drought turns everything brown and dead. Places without enough rain turn into miserable, hot, thirsty deserts. Too much rain
makes floods, and I… actually kind of enjoyed it the last time it flooded? I felt bad for the people who had flood damage and everything, but I thought it was really pretty seeing all the ponds spring up out of nowhere, and it kind of made getting places an adventure. Especially my house, since basically three of the four routes leading to it were flooded over. I dunno, I just thought it was cool getting to see the same place in a different way.
And… I have now spent an entire blog talking about rain. I’ll go now. Bye!
Hello from another Tuesday topic provided by Anna Beth :). Have I told you lately how wonderful you are for giving me stuff to talk about? So basically, I mentioned last week about how people are just naturally inclined to try and organize the world around them, and this week I’ll be discussing why that is.
First of all, it’s basically necessary- it’s been built into our genes as a way to help us survive. Because if you think about it, not being able to recognize patterns and organize experiences and objects into categories would make it pretty hard to live at all, even at the most basic
levels. Take food for example. Without the ability to categorize, you can’t even determine what is and is not edible. You’ll just go around putting random things into your mouth and hoping that you don’t drop dead. So, in order to find food, you have to be able to recognize that, hey, that shiny red thing on this tree looks similar to that other shiny red thing I ate yesterday. You know, it tasted pretty good. I think I’ll try that again. And then you have energy, and you get to keep on living!
Conversely, you also have to be able to recognize what to avoid. So if you eat a few bright purple berries from a bush and spend the next week expelling the entire contents of your digestive tract, you need to be able to put two and two together and recognize that berry again so you can avoid another week of misery and possibly death. To do this requires the ability to put the things around you into at least two categories: “tiny purple berries of death” and “not tiny purple berries of death.”
Of course food isn’t the only thing important to survival. We also need to recognize other things, such as animals, that can help or hurt us. If we see a crocodile, for example, we have to be able to remember our last crocodile encounter so we can make the wise decision to stay far away. Organizing also helps us when it comes to something that we haven’t seen before. Accordingly, we may later run across an alligator and note that, although different from the crocodile, this particular animal is similar enough that extreme caution should be used until more specific information can be obtained.
Just like animals can be helpful or dangerous, so can members of our own species. Accordingly, we make these same judgments and categories when we encounter people. Meeting a person for the first time, you may think, wow, that big, tall, muscular guy could probably snap my neck without even trying. Maybe I should be careful around him. Or, you may think, wow, look how scrawny and bony that guy is. I don’t think he could hurt me. And so you do the same thing with other readily observable characteristics. What a person is wearing, what they’re doing, who they’re around, what kind of facial expressions they’re making, all contribute to that initial impression that helps you to decide whether this person is dangerous or approachable.
Now, these initial observations are completely natural and can be really helpful when you’re trying to decide whether the fat, balding man in the van really has candy. Problems come about, however, when we fail to allow room for error and alteration of our categories. If you see a girl in your class with multiple piercings, wearing all black, and sitting alone in the corner, for example, you may initially think that she’s scary and up to no good. Maybe you get partnered together for an assignment, however, and discover that she’s actually really funny, volunteers at an orphanage, and is basically not scary at all. If you don’t take the time to test your categories and allow things to move around from “possibly scary” to “really friendly” or “definitely deadly,” then your organization method is flawed and not doing anyone any good.
Flawed or rigid categories, then, are what lead to really big problems, particularly when it comes to our thoughts on other people. Racism, sexism, ageism, and basically any form of prejudice or stereotype against a certain kind of person is a direct result of forming an initial
opinion and both refusing to alter that category based on actual information and also generalizing so that anyone even a little bit like that initial impression gets forced into the same category.
So, in summary, categorizing and looking for patterns are the basic skills that allow us to organize and therefore interact successfully with the world around us. We take a previous experience and use the knowledge we gain from it to help us make decisions when we come across similar situations in the future. Because these categories are mental constructs and not inherent to the world around us, there are certainly flaws to this system, which can lead to misjudgments and bad decisions, but on the whole we really couldn’t do without it, so all we can do is try to be aware of these limitations and watch out for times when life is more complicated than our categories and patterns will allow for.
Hello from I have to blog today! After last week’s topic of different kinds of learning styles, Anna Beth mentioned something that I thought would be interesting to talk about. She mentioned how our grading system often tends to put the focus more on doing everything right in order to get a good grade instead of encouraging a natural desire to learn and explore. And I do agree. I know that personally my top priority tends to be on figuring out how I can get a good grade much more so than actually learning and gaining a deeper understanding of the subject, and I’m fairly certain I’m not the only one. It’s not even that I’m not interested in the subject; I like learning, and I usually enjoy the classes I’m taking. It’s just that I’m also a perfectionist, and I have definitely let that character trait affect my priorities when it comes to school. And there’s also the fact that grades are kind of important. Prospective colleges/scholarship offerers/employers (do employers look at your GPA? Idk…) are going to get their first impression of you based on that one simple number, as opposed to a lengthy interview where you explain everything you have learned over the course of your entire life. So you can’t exactly say that students don’t have a point when they get stressed over what grade they’re going to get.
Obviously, the emphasis that American schools place on grades and testing (don’t even get me started on standardized tests…) is an issue, and a lot of people would like for us to come up with an alternative, but that’s a lot easier said than done. Some people say we should just focus less on grades and not even really mention them to students. I know one college I looked at back in high school emphasized the fact that they only really record grades for the benefit of graduate schools that their students apply to. Now, I don’t know about you guys, but that would really, really stress me out. Just because the people giving you the grades don’t put much stock in them doesn’t mean that the aforementioned grad schools/colleges/people-holding-your-future-in-their-hands won’t. And at least when teachers and schools recognize the importance of grades, they’re willing to work with you to help you figure out what you need to do to achieve your goal score and how you can work to improve if you’re not where you want to be. De-emphasizing grades, I feel like, would give students pretty much no control. Like, I just imagine a student going up to the teacher to ask about an assignment, and the teacher being like,
“Oh, don’t worry about it.”
“But… did I do alright?”
“It’s not important. We don’t really care much about grades here.”
“But, but I need to know. Did I demonstrate proficiency in the concepts we’ve been discussing? Do you think I’m on track to be prepared for, like, my future?”
“Really, don’t worry about it. Your grades aren’t going to matter until you go try to get a job or something.”
And see, that does not seem very pleasant to me. (Obviously that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but you get what I mean, right? Despite the risk of grades becoming too prominent a factor in students’ actions, if you’re going to give them, students need to be aware of them and their
potential to affect their lives.)
So, if there’s no way to have grades without their importance being prominent, why don’t we just get rid of them all together? Teachers can just write out a summary of every student’s performance at the end of the grading period detailing the pupil’s strengths and weaknesses and providing the teacher’s opinion of the student’s proficiency. Which is all well and good, but do you think someone trying to determine if a student is right for their program/school/etc. is going to want to read all of that? We’re talking dozens of reports to wade through, and that’s just for one student. Considering that colleges can have thousands of applicants every year, I don’t think that’s a very feasible request. So grading systems are kind of necessary in a highly populated society such as ours. The people reviewing a student’s school records need a simple system to compare different students’ academic performance and determine who better suits what they’re looking for. So this is how we come to need letter grades and percentages to categorize people. The fact that, as I mentioned last week, people aren’t actually that easy to categorize, that no system can accurately represent the whole person and all their positive and negative features, is irrelevant. People are still innately driven to organize the world, other people included, into categories and try to make sense of their surroundings, and grades are just one product of that necessity to label.
I feel like I’ve kind of gone off on a tangent, but I also don’t feel like wading through all that to try and fix it. Sorry :/ To wrap things up, then, yes, grading is a problem. It puts the focus too much on reaching this abstract label and not enough on actually improving your skill and knowledge. But at the same time, our society requires that we have some sort of system to determine how well students do in their classes, and we have yet to come up with a better alternative. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing anyone can do to make it better. As a teacher, it’s important to try and make sure that high levels of learning correlate as closely as possible to high grades, so that the things students do to try and improve their grades will be deepening their knowledge at the same time (grading is, after all, supposed to be representative of learning). And as a student, I guess it’s important to recognize that grades, though important, are not the only thing of importance. It’s ok not to be perfect, as long as you’re doing your best and working toward whatever goals you have set for your future (definitely still trying to learn that lesson myself…).
And that is the end! Speaking of school stuff, though, I have my first field day of the semester tomorrow. That means I’ll be spending all day at an elementary school! With kindergartners! Eeeeeee!!!!!!! So that’s exciting :) Kbai!
Hello from my first true school blog of the year. School started last week, obviously, but I wrote the blog before I went, so I don’t think it really counts. Anyways, things are starting out (and looking like they’re going to stay…) kind of crazy. This semester is Block 1 for me, which is when things start to get SRS BSNSS for Elementary Education majors- so much to do! At first I was extremely freaked out, so of course, I procrastinated on everything until the weekend. This meant that, when everyone else went out to eat to celebrate six months till our road trip (!!!!), I had to stay home and suffer the consequences of my procrastination :/.
And apparently there was a baby! (Of course Sara’s more upset about missing the baby than the friendship :P).
But anyway, once I actually got to work and got most of it figured out, it wasn’t so bad. So I’m going to try not to let that happen again!
Gosh, one week into the school year and I’ve already suffered a minor meltdown…
So! This week’s topic is Question Tuesday! Since the Phantom voted me favorite last week :) So here we go!
If you had to change your first name, would you add an H to Sara and still be a Sarah, or would you pick an entirely different name?
I think I’d just pick a whole new name. I just don’t think I could make the Sara to Sarah transition. Plus I could pick a cool new name. Not sure what it’d be though. I’d have to think on it.
How many pictures of cats/representations of cats do you have out in plain sight in your room? (I have 52. Beat that.)
Umm, 4 stuffed animals, 2 drawn representations, and… Reni. So it looks like I’m not quite as crazy obsessive as you. Oh, darn…
Did you ever watch Serenity? Cause I feel like you still haven’t watched Serenity…
I… will watch it, you know, eventually. I’ve just been too busy lately with… school and… YouTube…
If you had to be a plant, what kind of plant would you be?
I’d be… ooh, I’d be a willow tree! Cause they’re pretty, and I like trees :)
Umm… Dan and Phil? (Note this is a bromance, not… slash fiction, or whatever it’s called…)
There’s probably a better (and less indicative of the YouTube obsession I seem to have caught from Jill) answer, I’m just not entirely sure what counts as a bromance. Like, I think Sam and Frodo are one, right? But they aren’t interesting enough to be my favorite. Ooh! What about Pippin and Merry? Are they a bromance? Cause, you know, one of them being my future husband and all, I think that’s a pretty good choice…
What’s your opinion on this thing I found on tumblr: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9ugp0Pm7u1qz4d4bo1_500.jpg
What’s your favorite song from Dr. Horrible?
Probably either "My Eyes" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQyNN2SfPwQ) or "Slipping" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RidsxnnVTR4). I love the way the two voice parts interact in "My Eyes," and I just really love 'Slipping"!
What’s your favorite song from Phantom of the Opera?
Grrrrrrr. "Down Once More" maybe? Really just the whole ending is amazing and all the feels and just aaaahhhh!!!
What’s your favorite song from Les Miserables?
I…I don’t know the songs from Les Miserables.
Who’s your favorite character from Les Miserables?
Ummm, the brunette one? Who pretends to be a guy and gets shot?
Who’s your favorite character from Lizzie Bennet Diaries?
Which Lizzie (or Lydia, or Maria Lu) episode has been your favorite so far?
Quite possibly the most recent one- especially the last 10 seconds or so with Darcy. :D:D:D:D AND THE SHOULDER TOUCH!!!!!
Do you like favorites questions? (If not…oops. Too bad.)
Pretty sure you already knew that the answer to that was a negative and are just intentionally being cruel to me…
What do you think is going to happen to Lydia (provided we haven’t found out already by the time you answer this)?
Bad things… have you seen today’s video? I just want her to know what he’s really up to! WHY AREN’T YOU SEEING THIS JANE AND LIZZIE?!?!?! GO HELP YOUR BABY SISTER!!!!!!
What’s your favorite Pride and Prejudice adaptation?
Probably LBD. It’s just so made of awesome!
What classic book would you want Hank Green and etc. to adapt to a web series next if they do another one?
I’m not sure. Another Jane Austen, maybe? I really like how they have several different channels incorporated into it, so I’d hope they’d do that again, though maybe with more main characters? So instead of just having Lizzie’s main channel and several supporting channels, have several more main channels going at once. I think it’d be especially funny if they didn’t know about each other’s vlogs at first. I just think that would be really amusing :) Like, I don't remember exactly how Sense and Sensibility went but what if Elinor and Edward were making their own separate videos before they met, and then they meet and still don't know about them and that would be cool and stuff.
What is your opinion on the following quote? “Man is indestructible because of his simple will to freedom.” Bonus points if you know who said it!
I don’t know who said it, and I really don’t get it or feel like taking the time to look it up…
Is there any thing or entity or idea that you actually hate? Not just dislike. I mean hate.
Not that I can think of?
Speaking of which, how strongly would you say you experience emotions?
About average, I guess? More so for inconsequential things. Like LBD, for example :)
What kind of things make you feel good about humanity/the world?
Babies and children and cute things and seeing people be super nice.
Having watched the first episodes of both Farscape and Downton Abbey, which would you prefer to continue if you HAD to watch one of them?
Probably Farscape. Historical stuff tends not to interest me so much.
What do you mean Downton Abbey is too modern…?
I don’t know things, ok! You guys just try to make me justify my dislikes and so I say stuff that sounds like stuff but isn’t really stuff! Can’t I just dislike things in peace?
Is life a lie?
You’re a lie.
Are you opposed to books where sad things happen, or is it just TV and movies?
I’m not opposed to things where sad things happen- Phantom of the Opera is amazing, and lots of sad things are amazing, it just has to be done right. And anyway, I am human and therefore entirely allowed to be inconsistent for no good reason!
Have you ever seen Titanic? If so, what’s your opinion of the movie?
Yeah. It was fine.
Would you let me dress you up as Audrey Hepburn for Halloween this year?
Lol, sure :P
What song do you see as being our theme song during the road trip?
Ummmmmm… Kiss the girl? It’s not really road trip related, but I like it, and most of us know all the words, and it’s fun to sing/yell it together, and we are going to VidCon after all.
How do naps lure us in so easily?
I’m not really much for naps. Mostly they just make me feel groggy and generally worse than if I’d just toughed it out and maybe gone to bed early or something. Plus if I leave my contacts in, then my eyes are all red when I wake up. And it's not like I'm going to take them out just to take a nap.
If you were Ursula, whose voice would you steal?
Well, I wouldn’t, because that’s mean, but I do really like Amy Adams’s voice. She sings pretty :)
Can someone be loyal to a fault?
Sure! If you’re too loyal to one person or thing, then that can interfere with your judgment and make you go along with something even though you would otherwise think it was a bad idea. It can also be annoying to the person to whom you are loyal, since you may, in your loyalty, decide not to mention their faults, and when said faults are brought to their attention in another manner, they will be annoyed that you didn’t bring it up to them and save them the embarrassment/misery.
Also, Sara, would you let me dress you up as Helena Bonham Carter…possibly in one of her weird movie costumes?
She would probably be more Halloween-themed than Audrey Hepburn, but I think I’ve had my hair crimped for too many past Halloweens.
If a guy was on his deathbed and he was in love with you, would you marry him to satisfy his dying wish, even if you weren’t in love with him?
I don’t know that that would be a good idea. That’s a pretty big lie to go through with, even if the guy is dying. And surely he would know that I didn’t love him back? That just wouldn’t be any good at all.
Also Sara, would you let me dress you up as both Helena Bonham Carter and Audrey Hepburn at the same time for Halloween…split down the middle?
What have I done? Become a thief in the night? Become a dog on the run? Have I fallen so far, and is the hour so late, that nothing remains but the cry of my hate?
Aww, don’t be so pessimistic- it’ll get better!
P.S.- I think Javert has spotted you- you may wanna run… or, you know, sing a duet. Whichever suits your fancy :)
Tell me, princess, when did you last let your heart decide?
Awwww, Aladdin <3
The first question! The question that must never be answered, hidden in plain sight. Doctor who?
I would very much like to know. But I also don’t really want “silence to fall,” so I guess I can be ok without it.
Will you join in our crusade? Who will be strong and stand with me? Beyond the barricade, is there a world you long to see?
What the weird?
We are a pretty weird bunch, aren’t we?
Are you interested in a vocal tutor?
I think I’m a little too busy for that at the moment, but thanks for the offer :)
The Empty Child:
Are you my mummy?
I’m afraid not. Sorry :/
Are you my mother?
Again, no. But I’ll adopt you if you can’t find her!
Sam I Am:
Do you like green eggs and ham?
Eggs are fine, but I’m not much of a ham person.
So those are all the questions! I choose Rachael to win, because her loyal question reminded me of those “too much” questions, which are fun, and because she isn't mean :) Have a good week, everybody!
P.S. And I presume she’ll be answering those next Wednesday, not tomorrow, cause that’s really soon. Kbai!
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