My Questions For the World

Well, we’re done with high school.

Should I be crying? Because I’m actually so ecstatic that it’s over! I’m gonna miss my friends and teachers of course, but let’s be real…we’re DONE!

I guess you could say we ended our year with a bang, but our dysfunctional grade also almost messed things up again. Some people tried to have a balloon fight in school in an effort to squeeze in a senior prank, but that fell through when the principal found out first thing in the morning. Bravo, children.

We did have the water balloon  fight after school in the lot, which was {legal} and kinda fun. More fun was this big ice cream mess in business calculus! I’ve told you time and again— that class is about food more than anything.

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I had this ice cream at 10:30 AM, and I was off the walls. Insanely hyper.

Anyway, I got to sleep in today, which was wonderful in every way. So now I’m gonna answer some wild and crazy survey questions created by yours truly! Arman kindly asked me (yes, kindly can you believe it?) to come up with this week’s Spill It Sunday questions, so of course I said yes. I love me some survey questions! I also like Arman when he isn’t threatening to chuck things at me.


I’m answering these on Tuesday, but the link up will be Sunday! Obvi.

1) What is your happy place?

The summit of a hike. I haven’t even gone anywhere that amazing, but nothing beats that feeling of accomplishment and peace.


2) What are you wearing right now?

A t-shirt and shorts (aka my pajamas).
What a color combo, eh?

3) Cookies or cake?

Why did I ask this question?! This is a toughie. I feel like I eat cake more often, but I prefer cookies. Favorites include oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodles, and peanut butter (betcha didn’t guess that last one).
Like Kylie’s Almond Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies…I could go for some right now.

4) Which chore/errand do you despise the most?

Vacuuming. Even though dad does it most of the time, I’m not a fan of it when I do vacuum. Moving all the furniture, the loud noise, lugging the thing up and down the stairs, maneuvering around the wire… On the bright side, it definitely counts as some daily moves!

5) What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

I haven’t done anything super crazy, but the one thing that comes to mind is when I went Peppercorn helmet diving in Bermuda.
Bermuda Helmet Diving
The helmet dive was different from scuba diving in that you didn’t wear a suit and you basically just walked on the ocean floor (we were in a fairly shallow part of the ocean). Air was pushed into the helmet at however many miles per hour to keep the water out, and the heavy helmet just sat on your shoulders. I, being maybe 10 years old at the time, was FREAKED OUT when the guide first took me down. I started screaming in my helmet so he took me back up to the boat until I was ready to not be a chicken anymore. I wish I could find the pictures because my face is the picture of terror.

6) Brag and tell us one thing you love about yourself!

I love my public speaking ability. I definitely give credit to my dad for teaching me the tricks of the trade.

7) Now tell us one embarrassing fact about yourself.

I used to pretend to be Hannah Montana all the time. I would film myself singing her songs, pretend to be giving out autographs, try to write original songs, and make my brother take pictures of me dressed like Miley Cyrus (of the past). I don’t know why, I really don’t.

8) Name three things on your nightstand.

My prayer book, a squishy stress ball brain, and a container of cocoa butter (body butter).

9) You can ask a famous person one (and only one) question. Who is it and what is your question?

 Mother Teresa: Who was the most influential person in your life?

10) Would you rather live in the breathtaking mountains or on a gorgeous tropical beach?

As much as I love a tropical beach, I would have to say I’d rather live in the mountains (hello, happy place!). To be honest, I’m thinking of Jo right now. I wanna live where she lives, because it looks like this:



Yes, please.

Have a great day, friends! If you have a blog, try out these questions and link up with Arman on Sunday! If you do not have a blog, answer some of the questions in the comments below!

So tell me:

Cookies or cake?

Beach or mountains?

Your answer to any of the other questions!

Behind the Scenes #22: Lame High School Seniors


Being random with Amanda today!

1) Why are the seniors still going to school? We have three days left and we do n-o-t-h-i-n-g in our classes. As my friend Kristi said, my phone battery runs out faster by the end of the day because we have to entertain ourselves with social media. The only motivation for me at this point is my Italian final.

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All day, every day

2) My gym membership ends today, which is both good and bad. Good because I can work out outdoors more often (and focus on things like yoga and pilates), bad because I don’t get to use the TRX bands anymore. Those things rock.

3) I fell for it. I fell for the “I’ll like a bunch of your pictures so you can notice my amazing pictures and follow me” on Instagram. Someone decided to like 10 of my photos without following me, so of course I had to check out who this person was. When I found her Instagram, I saw beautiful food pictures and fancy French captions. I didn’t want to do it, but I followed her. I feel defeated.



4) Speaking of Instagram, Gina from Running to the Kitchen posted several photos from her hike through the gorgeous Zion National Park yesterday, and I died. I want to go there so badly now.

5) The best part about making way too many pancakes and waffles for a sleepover breakfast? LEFTOVERS.


Banana pancakes with 2% Greek yogurt, sunflowers seed butter, and maple syrup. Glass o’ milk on the side!

Confession: I took my super sweet time eating this and was fashionably late to school. Whoops.

6) All the music students at my school are having a huge cook-off tomorrow, and the teams are divided by grade. Seniors are gonna kill it. My contribution will be chicken fried rice, and I think we’re also gonna try to sing and perform for the judges to complete the experience. It’s Iron Chef meets America’s Got Talent.

7) Obsessed:

Riptide by Vance Joy

8) We tried to a senior prank of sorts today called the “senior snuggle.” Basically, all the seniors were supposed to lie down in the hall and just chill there in between class periods. However, a lot of people chose not to do it, so it was a classic failure.

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9) I’m trying this overnight hair-curling technique where you just twist your hair, tie it, and sleep on it. In the morning, I hope to have nice, wavy curls, but there’s no guarantee. It has worked beautifully for my friend, Kristi, so fingers crossed that my hair cooperates as well as hers!

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I’ve tried overnight hair curling techniques before, and let’s just say that I never thought my hair could morph into an afro. But it’s possible.

10) I have a question for you all: Do you like my Fascinating Friday Links posts? I didn’t do one last week, and I’m just not sure if I want to do one every week from now on. I’ve gotten feedback before that they’re not the most interesting posts (ironic), but I’ve also gotten positive feedback for the links. How do you all feel about it?

Hope you all have a fantastic day! Smile a lot 😀

So tell me:

Have you ever fallen for the like-for-follow on Instagram?

Any cool senior pranks you know about?

Have you ever tried heatless curls before?