Friday, June 29, 2012

Lebster Award

So, while looking around for some more blogs to follow I found I was tagged by Jess at Rabbit Library and I will for sure be following your blog, and thanks! 

So the rules are:

  1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
  2. Answer the questions the person who tagged you gave you.
  3. Make 11 questions for the people you tag to answer.
  4. Choose 11 bloggers and link to them in your post.
  5. And no tag backs.

The 11 Things About Me:

  1. Even though I love to wear lot of black and dark clothes I love to surround myself in color.
  2. My room has three different colored walls with one that has them all (purple, green, and blue) with black touches (like the bedding, frames, lamps, etc.)
  3. I'm going in for my first job interview Monday, July 2nd, for a job working concessions at the Metra and/or Montana Fair.
  4. I'm a loser because I still don't have my Driver's License and most everyone I know does.
  5. I love Thai Iced Tea and I think it is my favorite drink ever!
  6. I like wearing ties and want more.
  7. I like tattoos but don't think I'll ever actually get one no matter how awesome they are.
  8. I like to wear colorful socks, especially if they are stripped or something.
  9. I am currently reading The Hobbit and am loving it and I'm listening to my mom read The Hunger Games to my sister, loving that too.
  10. I feel bare if I leave the house with out sunblock on.
  11. I absolutely love purple and hate when it shows up blue in pictures.

11 Questions I Must Answer: 

  1.  What was the last book you read?  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, for school.  Love that book.
  2. Do you prefer daytime or nighttime? I prefer nighttime, or evening, and my mind seems to wake up then and I have energy.
  3. What place to you want to travel to? So many...Thailand, Canada (Toronto and Ontario), the UK, Australia, Japan.
  4. What is your favorite comedian? Well, there is only one that comes to mind: Brain Regan.
  5. What is your favorite flowers? I love Tulips...and Poppies.
  6. What was the last Science Fiction you watched? The Abyss, a 1989 movie.
  7. Do you still keep any of your childhood items? Yes, mostly stuffed animals and nicknacks.
  8. Do you listen to classical music? Not all the time but yes, and I do enjoy it when I do.
  9. What is your favorite book character? That's a tough one, there are so many...Gandalf, Sherlock Holmes, Elizabeth Bennet.
  10. What is your favorite dessert? Coco brownies that my mom makes or her pistachio cake. Heaven!
  11. Do you prefer drinking shake or smoothie?  I prefer the shake but I like both.

The People I'm Tagging:
Some of the bloggers I would tag have been tagged and I am going to count them anyways even though they obviously don't have to do this again. :)  So, am I cheating?  Probably but I don't really care too much.

  1. FadeToBlack. I just love her blog.
  2. A Dark Mind in Dark Times
  3. Adventures of a Blind Goth
  4. Confessions of an Australian Goth
  5. Geeky Goth Girl
  6. Graveyard Picnic 
  7. Sincerely, Boots
  8. Stripy Tights and Dark Delights.
  9. The Halloween Ladybug
  10. The Outcast of Adam Road
  11. The Walrus Room
Numbers 8. and 11. I know have already done this.

My Questions for You:

  1. What is your favorite candy?
  2. What book are you currently reading or have just finished?
  3. What was the last movie you saw in the movie theater?
  4. Do you like the Opera?
  5. What is your favorite restaurant?
  6. Do you prefer Autumn or Winter; Spring or Summer?
  7. What is your favorite fruit?
  8. What do you carry around the most?
  9. What is your dream car?
  10. What anime shows do you watch?
  11. Do you have a favorite stuffed animal?


Monday, June 25, 2012

A Rant About Mormons

I just kind of wanted to write about my rant with Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses, and if you are one I am not attacking you, in fact don't even take it that way, so no offense.  But I must say, some of the ones I have run into are rather, uh...on the creepy side for me.  And I am not bashing your religion, I feel that to be very wrong, but I am going to rant and you shall see about what.

Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses are, so I have been told, are Christians, they are a denomination of their own.  I am not necessarily going to disagree with that, since I don't know that much about Jehovah Witnesses, but I do know a lot about Mormons.  And while there is not really anything bad about being one, I want to stay away from it myself.

Do you ever get those people who go from door to door all dressed up nice and have their Bible with them and what ever else and will not leave you alone?  In fact you may even dread it when you see them walking down your street.  Well I know I have.  No offense, but when some people think of Christians they think of those people who come knocking at your door trying to convert you to what they believe, and that is not most Christians here, in fact it is only those two.  It really does bug me, I guess it's a pet peeve of mine, when they won't leave you alone even when you tell them you go to church, you are a Christian, and you are not interested.  Then I feel the urge to shut the door on them so they get the message and leave me alone.  I have never done that as it is rude, but I have thought of it...I'm only human here.

I think going door to door like that is wrong, because if that person wants to find God, they will find Him, He's everywhere, there are churches everywhere, except where it is illegal of course.  And doing that drives people away and makes them get frustrated, that or they just don't care.  Also, one time my mother and I got stopped on a walk when two Mormon men stopped us and didn't like how we were trying to leave so we could walk and told them we were Christians and went to a church already.  Then they gave us a card that said something about being married in Heaven, and no, there is no marriage in Heaven, not eve sex as their is no need any longer. 

I actually had a friend once who was a Mormon, her name was Jessica.  I remember her telling me about how they were Christian and believed in Jesus and all, but then she told me later on that they weren't allowed to have a Bible in their house, but they had to have the Book of Mormon.  If you are a Christian then you kind of need the Bible, God's Word, which He says to read.  One time she invited me to go to church with her, which was a very interesting experience for me.  She said that they had to go to that one by their house and everyone who lived by it had to go there, and it was like that everywhere, you have to go to a certain one, unlike other Christians who pick the one that best suits them if you even want to go (like us).  It made me a little uncomfortable as I was not used to going to a church where the men wore suits and the women wore dresses and long skirts, or where you had to sit in pews, and listened to the pastor read from the Book of Mormon.  When they broke us up and I went with my friend and her age group, the group leader asked if I was Mormon and I said I was Christian (you know, no denomination), she gave me a funny look and then everything got awkward.
What bugs me is that being a Christian apparently isn't good enough, you need to be in their denomination.  That's wrong because we are on the same side and are all Christians no matter what little difference there may be, right?   That's what I believe, that we are all on the same side no matter if you are Lutheran, Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, etc.

So one morning on a Saturday when I was still in my pajamas the doorbell rang so I went to answer it, and it was two Jehovah Witnesses (which I noticed that the women go around and for Mormons it's the men that go around...) and they were going on about the end of the world and all that stuff.  They actually were nice about it when I told them that I was already a Christian and all, and they usually are pretty nice about it.

And while I won't go into some of the more disturbing things that I have come to learn about Mormon beliefs (like polygamy and old guys marrying teenage girls, which they don't do anymore), I will say that they don't have Christian beliefs and are sometimes against what the Bible says and are actually more of a Cult, which I found was very interesting.  Also, they say that God was a man on another planet (or whatever) and that he as so good that when he died he got his own world...  Also the guy who came up with the Mormon religion, which I believe it to be it's own religion, was all alone with no witnesses and no one around, it was all him.  A lot of people saw Jesus in His day and saw Him die and heard Him speak, and all the prophets in the Bible had witnesses, and wrote about real people and what they saw, it wasn't just one man writing a book (he would have to have been at least a thousand years old).

I know that all that may have sounded like I was attacking, but I was not, I was just letting out a rant and sharing my personal opinion, and that is perfectly okay if you disagree.  People have can believe in whatever they choose, that is not my business.


P.S. I when to the Highland festival, which is like a Renascence fair with medieval stuff, and will blog about it later this week I think. :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Eating Healthy and Not Eating Meat

If you want to know a lot more about eating a proper God made diet (so I call it...) than maybe you should watch the documentary Forks Over Knives.

Now of course I knew that eating too much meat was not good for you and that you shouldn't have dairy products, and I knew some of how industries that produce our meat and dairy mistreat and basically abuse the animals, but there was some that I didn't know that much about that I do know. 

See, I have never been against being a Vegan, there's nothing wrong with that at all and you are probably much healthier eating the proper fruits and vegetables and whole foods you were made to eat.  now a little meat here and there is not bad for you, but eating it the way us Americans do, as the main meal, now that is not good for you, and neither is consuming so much dairy products like we do.  Eating processed foods is what you want to eat if you want to get fat or be's crap.  Not too mention that if you happen to eat a little bit of meat every once in a while it would be better to have it from an animal that has been treated properly and has been feed the food that it was meant to eat.  Cows should eat corn and grain, they should be eating grass...yet when you buy beef at the store it is from poorly feed cows which in turn means you are eating meat that while not be good for you because the animal was feed wrong. 

I don't usually think of it that way all the time when it comes to eating because I'm hungry and I eat, but anymore I just don't think that I can stand to eat it when I know all that I know about what I am eating. 

When God made creation and made us, we were not to eat any meat, even after the Fall we could not eat meat, until after the flood.  He knew what He was doing when he made us, He knows what is good for us and what is not, but of course we never listen.  If you go and read the Bible, were there are instructions to the Jews and how they needed to live in order to be clean (which would be the boring and longer books at the beginning of the Bible, of course) He listed the foods they were to eat and not eat, and you were not to eat Pork...and I can't imagine why (yeah, sarcasm here).

In the documentary stated at the beginning, there was several years of research done that showed consistently that when 20% of meat was being consumed the rate for cancer went up, but then it was only 5% the rate when down and reversed.  And actually that makes a lot of sense.  Back in the olden days, lets say over a hundred years ago when meat was not eaten as it is now, cancer was not that big of an issue, unlike now when we eat more meat than ever and cancer is the highest it's ever been. 

Not to mention, why do we drink milk that is from another animal and is made ONLY for that animal and NOT for us?  It doesn't make any sense when you think about it.  And it makes me sick to think that they wait till the cow is old enough to mate and they then keep them pregnant for four to five years and they never see the light of day again and never get to go out side again.

So, I don't think I will stop having meat all together, but if I eat it, it must come from a farm that treats it's animals properly and feeds them right, and it will only be every so often.  Also, fish it good for you to some point, such as fish oil.  I'm sensitive to dairy so that really won't be that hard to stop having, I'm sure I'll feel so much better in the end.  And a diet of whole foods and freshly grown foods is so much healthier and better for you, so why not eat good.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Monthly Poll: Hair Colors


I absolutely love different colored hair, it's just so beautiful and fun.  I so miss my red hair and one of these days when I have some money I am going to dye it again.  The above picture I found on pinterest and every time I see it I wish mine was like that, such a pretty red!

There was a time when dying your hair meant that you were a freak, but now a days it seems that it's pretty mainstream, or at least much more accepted by most people (so I have noticed). 

What's your favorite hair color?

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Teal
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Pink
  • Black
  • Naturally Colored Hair
  • Red

This is all for now as I am off shortly to dinner and a movie and need to finish getting ready and whatnot.


Friday, June 1, 2012

My 100th Post and DIY Projects for April & May

I'm terribly lazy at times and it happened to be one of those times all this week and last week, and I wanted to post this yesterday, on the last day on May...but here we are, in June.  So happy first day of June!

Anyways, this is some of the DIY projects that I have done over the last couple of months that I wanted to share with you all.  I had fun doing these too.  Also to mention that so far I have done 100 posts, this being post 100.

I didn't do any before or after pictures, just the after part...

This was just a plain black bag that I used for school books and such.

This green shirt below with the safety pins  I did in May with my fabric paint.  For both the bag and the shirt I used the fabric paint, except I used only silver on the shirt and not white.  This tip on the bottle makes it quite easy to "draw" on the material if you're doing something like writing or doing say, safety pins.

 The vest above originally had poofy sleeves that while, I did like them, they just didn't fee like something that I would actually wear so I cut them off which is the result of what you see and I quite like it this was.  :)

You would not believe how hard it was to find black gloves.  And then when I did find them (a whole rake) I kept forgetting to buy a pair...  But I finally did and cut the tops of and I love them!

 These were my plain black skinny jeans that I love so much, mostly because they actually fit me like skinnies.  I can't believe how hard it can be to find skinnies that actually fit my legs and aren't like straight jeans instead.  This is the only pair I have found and honestly I was a little scared to do anything to them but they were getting this and faded and summer was coming.  So I took the scissors to them and some safety pins.

So I was at Hot Topic about a month ago *gasp* and while looking through the store I saw black skinny jeans with rips and safety pins, the idea I had for mind, and they were like $50 I think.  It only cost me like half that to do mind.  $2 for a pack of safety pins, $20 for the jeans, and who doesn't have scissors.  Why buy a pair like that if you can make them?

Okay so the last two here are not DIY projects, but they are some great finds that I bought while shopping with my two best friends a few days after my birthday.  I found this cardigan for $10 at a second hand shop called Runway Fashion Exchange.  

And, yes, from Hot Topic I got this bow for only $2.95 (I believe) on clearance and it was exactly what I was looking for, for my hair.

 This is it for my 100th post on my only blog.  I hope you all have a wonderful day.