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In which I update everyone on a few things after two weeks away from school, including a stolen bike seat, finishing The Dog Stars, and watching Guardians of the Galaxy.

My personal channel: http://www.youtube.com/gnaistvlogs

About Fate

It’s hard to argue about destiny, about fate.
Everything seems so random.
Coincidence, chance, happenstance, circumstance,
Without logic or reason.
Good things happen to bad people,
Bad things happen to good people.
But sometimes, amazing things happen.
The right time, the right place.
It’s magic.
I met you when you needed me most.
I filled a void that perhaps only I could.
In that time, in that place.
You did the same for me.
And I wonder,
How could meeting you not be written in the stars?
How were the conditions just exactly perfect
For us to meet the way we did?
To connect the way we did?
Just because it wasn’t meant to last
Doesn’t mean it wasn’t meant to be.
I don’t know if it was fate.
It’s unknowable.
It doesn’t matter.
But I do know that I’m so grateful
For that time.
For that place.
For you.

In which I talk about my two week stay at home to visit my grandfather in the hospital.

My personal channel: http://www.youtube.com/gnaistvlogs

effyeahnerdfighters:

#StuffOnHeadsForJohnGreen

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Yayy! Someone compiled the “Stuff on Heads” pictures, and I’m part of it!! I’m at 2:53! :)

My original picture can be found here: http://gnaist.tumblr.com/post/94128977737/stuffonheadsforjohngreen-elder-cuddlingham-and

Aug 9

In which I worry about a few people I care a lot about.

My “Stuff on Heads” contribution: http://gnaist.tumblr.com/post/94128977737/stuffonheadsforjohngreen-elder-cuddlingham-and

My personal channel: http://www.youtube.com/gnaistvlogs

Aug 8
stuffonheadsforjohngreen:

Elder Cuddlingham and I hope John gets well soon! Sending many warm and positive thoughts!
We’re also reading The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (pictured behind us). My bestie Vincent, who I met through Nerdfighteria, sent me his copy. For anyone who wants a book recommendation, it’s a great read.

I did a nerdfighter thing and put stuff on my head to wish John Green a speedy recovery from his viral meningitis.
Feel better soon, John!

stuffonheadsforjohngreen:

Elder Cuddlingham and I hope John gets well soon! Sending many warm and positive thoughts!

We’re also reading The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (pictured behind us). My bestie Vincent, who I met through Nerdfighteria, sent me his copy. For anyone who wants a book recommendation, it’s a great read.

I did a nerdfighter thing and put stuff on my head to wish John Green a speedy recovery from his viral meningitis.

Feel better soon, John!

Aug 5

Night Vale Themed Asks

  • Cecil: Who/What is the object of your adoration and/or obsession?
  • Carlos: What do people like most about you?
  • Wheat or Wheat By-products: Do you have any food allergies?
  • Dog Park: What was something you weren't allowed to do as a child?
  • Hooded Figures: Have you ever had a supernatural encounter?
  • Sheriff's Secret Police: Have you ever broken any of Night Vale's laws?
  • Weather: What is your favorite song?
  • Kevin: Something that makes you smile that really shouldn't.
  • Steve Carlsburg: What is a quality you dislike in a person?
  • Angels: Did you ever or do you still have imaginary friends?
  • Rico's Pizza: What is something you could eat every week for the rest of your life?
  • Mayor Winchell: What is something you are deathly passionate about?
  • Desert Bluffs: What place in the world do you hate the most?
  • Telly the Barber: Something you regret.
  • Glow Cloud: Have you ever killed an animal, accident or otherwise?
  • Khoshekh: What is your dream pet? Dead or alive, real or imaginary it doesn't matter.
  • Man in the Tan Jacket: Something you wish you could forget.
  • Apache Tracker: What is the most tasteless thing in your wardrobe?
Aug 4
Happy Esther Day! I love you all. Tell your family and friends that you love them!

Happy birthday, Esther.

Happy Esther Day! I love you all. Tell your family and friends that you love them!

Happy birthday, Esther.

Aug 2

In which I observe Esther Day and recite a poem for Esther.
This Star Won’t Go Out Foundation: http://tswgo.org/

The video about my 10k: http://youtu.be/0ehs99RJBwU
The video after I finished Esther’s book: http://youtu.be/nzTtsb8Sn80
The video when I started Esther’s book: http://youtu.be/vlBQ8ktV878

My personal channel: http://www.youtube.com/gnaistvlogs

Music Meme

You can tell a lot about someone by the type of music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your ipod/phone/itunes/media player and write down the first 20 songs. Then pass this on to 10 people.

I was tagged by femmedplume. Lists are fun! :D

  1. Landon Austin - Stop Time
  2. A-Mei Chang (張惠妹) - 永遠的畫面 (Forever Picture)
  3. Cassadee Pope - You Hear A Song
  4. Celine Dion - Next Plane Out
  5. A-Mei Chang (張惠妹) - 離愛出走 (Away From Love)
  6. Band Perry - You Lie
  7. Final Fantasy VI - The Fierce Battle
  8. Ella Fitzgerald - In A Sentimental Mood
  9. Ella Fitzgerald - Begin The Beguine
  10. Final Fantasy X - ザナルカンドにて (To Zanarkand)
  11. Ella Fitzgerald - Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  12. Final Fantasy IV - The Prelude
  13. Matthew Gaydos - A Handful
  14. Celine Dion - River Deep, Mountain High
  15. Final Fantasy I - Dungeon
  16. Chrono Chross - Fortress of Ancient Dragons
  17. A-Mei Chang (張惠妹) - 跟我一起瘋 (Join Me In My Crazy)
  18. Chrono Trigger - Dome 16’s Ruin
  19. Wicked - Wonderful
  20. Taylor Swift - The Best Day

This list isn’t *entirely* representative of the stuff I listen to, but it does show off a little of how eclectic my taste is.

I tag: abridgetothestars, allicat-strike, allihearisradiogaga, jurassicaaaa, kelsnotchels, matthewgaydos, oswinoswaldtheluckyrabbit, s-kelevra, theinvinciblebookworm, and yestarawood. Of course, if you see this and you love music and/or memes, feel free to do this as well! I tag you too!

And don’t forget: You’re amazing, you’re wonderful, and you are loved. <3

In which I talk about getting into poetry.
My first poem: http://gnaist.tumblr.com/post/92808520567/snapshot

My VidCon vlog: http://youtu.be/VGxuaghP2jU
My video from Hank’s concert: http://youtu.be/0fyxtbMKXfc

My personal channel: http://www.youtube.com/gnaistvlogs

Snapshot

I never really read or wrote poetry growing up, unless it was for an English class. But I’ve recently been reintroduced to it through my friend Vincent. Through him, I recently joined a poetry group on Facebook. The group has a weekly #PoetryPromptChallenge that members can use as motivation to write a poem. This week’s challenge is called Snapshot (prompt written by group admin narglesbooksandpoetry):

Snapshot - (noun) - an informal photograph taken quickly, typically with a small handheld camera
Write a poem, a quick poem as if it were a snapshot of your life. Imagine a polaroid camera, but instead of spitting out a picture, it spits out words describing everything as if you were blind. I challenge. Do you accept?

I wrote the following poem. It wasn’t *that* quick, though. It definitely took longer than a polaroid picture would take to develop. But, this might be my first proper attempt at a poem. I’m kinda proud of it. I hope you like it too.

I wake, I rise.
The morning brings hope.
I eat, I shower.
The water brings warmth.
I bike, I walk.
The office brings routine.
I walk, I bike.
The house brings relief.
I smile, I laugh.
The joy brings life.
I hurt, I cry.
The pain brings value.
I sleep, I dream.
The night brings solace.
I think, I feel.
The love brings purpose.

In which I talk about getting into the podcast show Welcome To Night Vale.

My VidCon vlog: http://youtu.be/VGxuaghP2jU
My video from Hank’s concert: http://youtu.be/0fyxtbMKXfc

My personal channel: http://www.youtube.com/gnaistvlogs

In which I talk about The Little Prince (by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry) and my roommate Sam coming home.

My VidCon vlog: http://youtu.be/VGxuaghP2jU
My video from Hank’s concert: http://youtu.be/0fyxtbMKXfc

My personal channel: http://www.youtube.com/gnaistvlogs