Monday, March 2, 2015

"Look at that! He's too fat to sit on the thermostat!"


Well, this week I forgot to keep up with my photo-a-day challenge, so for this week's update, we're going to answer Abbey's questions, and give eleven random facts about our week. 




Rules: 
A. Thank the blogger who nominated you.

Thank you, Abbey! We accept your challenge!

B. Answer 11 questions which they give to you:
Becca's answers will be blue, and mine will be purple.

1. What kind of cereal do you like to eat?
Cinnamon toast crunch.
Does granola count? Otherwise, rice crispies. We really don't eat cereal very often.

2. If you could write a song, what would it be about?
I have no clue. Technically I could write a song about anything!
Well, I have written a song, and you can hear it when you read "What Thou Need'st". :)

3. Do you know any Klingon words?
Nope.
Diddo.

4. Have you ever read the Haphazardly Implausible books by Jack Lewis Baillot? You should, they are great!
No, I haven't.
I've read the first one, but need to read the rest of them still.

5. Do you prefer going to the city, to the beach, to the woods ("Into the woods without delay, but careful not to lose the way..."), or staying at home?
Woods are nice.
Woods are very nice. We probably like them best since we don't have much for woods where we live.

6. What do you wish?
I wish I had a pet dragon that I could fly all over the world with. But what would I feed him?
Hmmm, I wish I had a time machine. That would be much fun.

7. Night or day? Moon or sun?
Night and moon.
I like day better, but the moon is prettier. :)

8. Have you ever interviewed a pilot (be it once or more than once)? Do you "get that reference" (or how about that one?)?
One of our friends at school has a brother here who's a pilot. We've never interviewed him though. We did understand the second reference. :)

9. Have you ever heard Bernadette Peters sing a Broadway song (or any other type of song)? You should, she is great!
Nope, for both of us.

10. What's your favorite Aesop's Fable?
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.
That's a good one, lets see... The Lion and the Mouse.

11. What's your favorite mystical/fantastical creature/race/being?
Dragons!
Griffins!

C. Give 11 random facts about yourself. Or in this case, about our week.

1) Last Saturday we borrowed "An American Tail" from a friend and watched it for the first time in like, ten years. We grew up with that movie, and it was really fun to watch again.  Although, we did cry at a few parts. 
"Somewhere out there, beneath the pale moonlight, 
someone's thinking of me, and loving me tonight..."



2) We told one word stories with friends, and insanity ensued. :) The Canadian Magistrates would not let Becca have a space ship, but instead, gave her a paper monkey. 

3) We have very much enjoyed Say Goodnight Kevin's Nostalgia Christian videos. Especially this one, and this one, and this one.


4) Snowball fights. They happened.  :) Indoors and out.

5) During a game of Settlers of Catan, we had a discussion about building a city solely out of kittens. Yup, "we're all mad here." 

6) When someone asked what was in Becca's train case, they misheard art supplies and wondered why she had octopi in the blue box.

7) Becca misunderstood what time the Wednesday morning AMOOK (Advancing Missions On Our Knees) meeting was, and thought it was at 5:00 a.m.. Then she discovered that she had the wrong time only after going outside into the cold drizzle and getting locked out of the dorm. 
So after a half hour of walking around to keep warm, she saw a light on in the host's house and knocked on their door. The AMOOK meeting was actually at 6:00, but she was just in time to help make breakfast. 

8) We've been practicing for the school's talent show with another pair of sisters, and having lots of fun.


9) Friday morning started rather poorly, with the majority of the girls in our dorm (including Becca ) waking to the blaring sound of the fire alarm. 

"And that can only mean one thing... the building's on FIRE! Haha!"
-Richard Maxwell, Adventures in Odyssey 
It wasn't, thankfully, but we still had to evacuate the dorm and go to the chapel. It was a malfunction, and it continued to malfunction throughout the morning. After the second evacuation, they told us to ignore it... but it was still really really loud.

10) We played a game of Dutch blitz with another Bethany and Becca. 

11) I picked up a shorthand book at a thrift store yesterday. Looks like a fun skill to know- I can use it to write secret notes to people. :)




Here's our questions to whoever would like to answer them. Feel free to do so in the comments, if you like.

1. Do you have a favorite movie you watched growing up? If you can't choose one, you can say your top three.

2. What is your favorite board game?

3. What book are you currently reading?

4. Have you been learning any new skills lately? 

5. Have you ever listened to Adventures in Odyssey

6. What is your favorite flower that blooms in the Spring?

7. You're in the mood to read a classic, so you pick up a book by - Charles Dickens or Jane Austen?

8. What was the last song you listened to?

9. Would you rather go for a hike or a bike ride?

10. Have you had a snowball fight this winter? 

11. Are you excited to read the next chapter of "Into Thorwood"?  :)


That's all for now!



Note: Our title quote is referencing a stuffed beaver we were playing with during the above mentioned game of Settlers of Catan. He actually did end up fitting on the thermostat, but didn't stay there for long, because everyone wanted to hold him. :)

15 comments:

  1. 1. Do you have a favorite movie you watched growing up? If you can't choose one, you can say your top three.
    Umm, we did not really watch movies when I was growing up, and we still do not.

    2. What is your favorite board game?
    Probably Scrabble.

    3. What book are you currently reading?
    Quite a few at once, I am re-reading All Things Bright and Beautiful, reading The Empire of Tea, and I am working slowly through A Tale of Two Cities.

    4. Have you been learning any new skills lately?
    Not really, just keeping on working on my old skills, especially photography.

    5. Have you ever listened to Adventures in Odyssey?
    No.

    6. What is your favorite flower that blooms in the Spring?
    I can't pick! I like them all! Well, I like bulb flowers, flowers that bloom an trees, and flowers planted from seed.

    7. You're in the mood to read a classic, so you pick up a book by - Charles Dickens or Jane Austen?
    Why did you ask this hard of a question?:) I would probably get one of each and and switch back and forth (I often do that)

    8. What was the last song you listened to?
    Italian Concerto by Bach.

    9. Would you rather go for a hike or a bike ride?
    I can't pick. Both.

    10. Have you had a snowball fight this winter?
    No, sadly. we are only just getting snow here in St. Louis, MO.

    11. Are you excited to read the next chapter of "Into Thorwood"? :)
    Of course!!!

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  2. 1. Do you have a favorite movie you watched growing up? If you can't choose one, you can say your top three.
    The Sound of Music!! (Which celebrated it's 50th anniversary of the premiere yesterday!!!

    2. What is your favorite board game?
    I like The Game of Life.

    3. What book are you currently reading?
    The Bible.

    4. Have you been learning any new skills lately?
    Filet Crochet. Just finished a doily that included it. First time I ever used filet crochet in anything.

    5. Have you ever listened to Adventures in Odyssey?
    No.

    6. What is your favorite flower that blooms in the Spring?
    Crocus...I just want to see a crocus right now! My favorite flowers are really snapdragons. I love the name and they look really cool.

    7. You're in the mood to read a classic, so you pick up a book by - Charles Dickens or Jane Austen?
    Probably Charles Dickens. I've never read anything by Jane Austen.

    8. What was the last song you listened to?
    I think it was "You're Just In Love" Bing Crosby Rosemary Clooney duet.

    9. Would you rather go for a hike or a bike ride?
    I think a hike. I do that way more often than riding a bike.

    10. Have you had a snowball fight this winter?
    Sort of. I stuffed snow down someone's shirt on a hike after I was pelted in the back with a very heavy and wet snowball!

    11. Are you excited to read the next chapter of "Into Thorwood"? :)
    I actually haven't read any. :(

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    1. Fun answers! I love snapdragons too!

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  3. Fun stuff! My favorite part was your random 11 facts about your week. The shorthand book looks fun! It may be an old-fashioned skill, but it still seems useful...especially for the writing of secret notes, right? ;)

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    1. Or I could start taking notes in class in short hand. Anyone looking over my shoulder would get pretty confused. :)

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  4. The little engine that could

    Chess

    The BFG Giant by Roald Dahl

    Crocheting, driving, office work

    Yes!

    Sweet William

    Charles Dickens :)

    KLove

    Bike road

    No.

    Yes!!!!!

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  5. Happy Friday girls!

    When I saw this post the other day, the first thing I thought the title quote was referencing was some new antics involving a bunny. :-O But I didn't think there was any bunnies at school... :-)

    I was gonna ask, "Oh, can anyone answer the questions or is it just for bloggers?" But then I saw comments; although there isn't much for ME to contribute for those questions, haha.

    I guess my fave movie growing up was Back to the Future? And Part II...

    An extra tidbit: I'm by St. Louis too! (Referencing Clara's comment.) But I haven't had any snowball fight in a long time...

    Hey, just thought of another Monk reference (since snow has to be picked up off the ground): "Animals do things on the ground... Terrible, terrible things." LOL


    I had been planning to drop y'all an e-mail to, I guess Bethany's address, back when you posted about the book. And more recently I came across an older post that prompted me to want to ask about Becca's name! :-)

    And since I also still never answered Becca's comment wondering how I came across your blog... Which was shortly after the "Hey, what are you doing up here?" post -- the guy at the end also made me think of a Monk quote, haha. He probably thought y'all were "a public nuisance, which is the worst kind of nuisance there is." ;-P

    (And yes, he must have been blind!)

    No, that's not my answer about HOW I found your blog, but think I found the answer I was looking for after retracing my "blog steps" (it was quite the unexpected journey at the time); Read: looking over my bookmarks. :-D I'll share later!


    God bless.

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  6. Granola totally counts as cereal!
    Aw, man, now I'm getting all nostalgic about McGee and Me. I love him. (Whoa... do you suppose the cartoon sequences were Nick's imagination? I never thought about it before! Mind=blown.)
    Thanks for answering my questions! I really enjoyed reading your responses, and hearing about your week! That's a super cool shorthand book. I've always wanted to learn (well, since I found out what it was).
    (And my favorite board game is Ticket to Ride or Age of Empires III. Age of Empires is a bit like Catan, except harder and longer. Have you played either of those? Carcassonne is really fun, too.)

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  7. 1. Do you have a favorite movie you watched growing up? If you can't choose one, you can say your top three.
    Either Toy Story and when I went into 5th grade The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (books are better)

    2. What is your favorite board game?
    Clue

    3. What book are you currently reading?
    Murder She Wrote (when I have time)

    4. Have you been learning any new skills lately?
    I have been trying to develop the few skills I have

    5. Have you ever listened to Adventures in Odyssey?
    Defiantly

    6. What is your favorite flower that blooms in the Spring?
    Violets

    7. You're in the mood to read a classic, so you pick up a book by - Charles Dickens or Jane Austen?
    Dickens

    8. What was the last song you listened to?
    I am a promise

    9. Would you rather go for a hike or a bike ride?
    Hike, I have less experience with running into cactus that way

    10. Have you had a snowball fight this winter?
    Yes, in fact I have been involved in one mentioned above ;)

    11. Are you excited to read the next chapter of "Into Thorwood"? :)
    Just read it, and Loved it
    (sincerely Guess who)

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    1. Hello Vance!
      Welcome to our blog :)

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    2. How did you guess? I saw this and wanted to do the questions!

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    3. It was the cactus that gave you away :)

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