Things I'm Loving

Little Things I’m Loving #1

I’m excited to relaunch this series! If you followed She Laughs, then this will look a lot like the Little Letters Series. I figured new blog = revamped series! Plus it gave me an excuse to play with graphics. Alright, so here’s a few things I’m loving right now.

Stranger Things. I don’t know if I can adequately put into words the love I have for this show. I was hooked as soon as I started watching Season 1 and was counting down the days to Season 2. Even though it came out the weekend before Halloween (and yep, I watched it all in one weekend), I’m still thinking about it. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. It’s the mysterious sci-fi, the keep you at the edge of your seat, the humor, the acting, the 80s, the friendship…ALL THE THINGS. I’m planning on rewatching the whole series soon. You know, hold me over until Season 3. For real though y’all, I already own multiple shirts, sweatpants and pens. I don’t play in my fandom.

David Crowder. I’ve been a fan for well over a decade, but seriously, what a gift he has. This song right here. Man. Just what my heart needed. Plus Tauren Wells? Dang….how have I not heard of him before this?

Christmas Lights. I can’t say that I have my house decorated, but y’all, I LOVE the Christmas lights around my neighborhood. I also love how my office is decorated – its full of lights and Christmas trees and all things cheery. It’s just so inviting and makes me so happy!

Pottermore Quizzes. Can one really have too much Potter? I vote no. If y’all are fans, what house were you sorted into? In the Buzzfeed and other type quizzes, I have always gotten 60% Gryffindor and 40% Ravenclaw. I’ve taken the quiz twice on Pottermore (because why not right?) and I got two different results. You guessed it, Gryffindor and Ravenclaw. 🙂 I totally took Patronus quiz again too. The first time I got a Buzzard. Wha? Why not pick an exact species because my first thought isn’t a powerful bird of prey, but a vulture’s bestie. This must be an American and English difference. When I took it again, I got a Grey Squirrel. I still vote I should have gotten a wolf or otter or something along those lines, but I’ll roll with those two…I guess…

What about y’all? What’s making you happy these days?

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Ponderings

Why it’s Better to Admit the Nerdy Things in Life

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m kind of a nerd. And not just because I read a lot (although, increasing your knowledge isn’t nerdy people…it’s brilliant :). It’s because lots of the things I like and do are well, a bit nerdy. I admit I wasn’t always secure enough to freely admit this, but good thing you grow up and become much more wiser right?

Here’s the thing: in the age of the Internet there’s lots of people who portray a persona of someone they’re not. Trying to look “cool” for a world of strangers. It’s bad enough for our kids to fear being who they really are, but if they look to adults for guidance, they sometimes don’t see a difference. I vote no to that.

You do the world a disservice ignoring this because you’re uniquely you. No one else is. We’re wired certain ways for an amazing and incredible purpose only we can fulfill. That’s why I’ve learned to embrace exactly the way I was made.

So this month’s post is where I gladly admit things about me I know are totally nerdy/quirky/only I do, but still me!

1. I memorized the Gettysburg Address for chuckles because it’s one of my favorite American speeches. It’s so beautiful and profound (if you ask me to recite it in person, I might get stage fright and mess it up though). I also have it hanging on my wall.

2. I may have watched Denzel Washington’s Academy Award acceptance speeches on Youtube recently. And teared up.

3. I only eat Vanilla ice cream. It’s not that I don’t like the other ones. I just don’t mess with the best. Hate away ;).

4. I watch Disney classic cartoons on a regular basis. And still cry. I mean have you seen the part when Mufasa dies?? Good golly, I’m a bawlin mess every time.

5. I have ordered the same exact thing at Del Taco my entire life. I kinda wish I was joking, but alas, I am not. It’s the original #3: Bean and cheese burrito with red sauce, fries and a root beer. If I feel like “mixing” things up, I’ll get a Cherry Coke.

6. I buy costumes for my cat. This past Halloween he was a dinosaur. As you can tell from this picture, he was thrilled.

7. Speaking of my cat, I considered creating his own Instagram account. This still might happen people.

8. If someone offered a class to learn elvish, I’d be all over that in 2.8 seconds flat.

9. I recently needed to write a bio for myself and this is what happened: “She wishes she could go to Hogwarts, live in Narnia and hopes one day Gandalf will show up at her door and invite her on an adventure. She also could never part with Dracula by Bram Stoker, The Giver by Lois Lowry or Mark of the Lion trilogy by Francine Rivers.” P.S. If you’re wondering what it’s for, check out this awesome new board I’m on here!

Well Internet, there’s a few to kick things off. Hope you enjoyed them! Now, it’s your turn! Please join in and share what makes you – you! I’d love to hear it!