Em from Two Girls Two Mountains (who I collabed summer bucket lists with) is starting a new blog- The Beaming Blonde(!), and what better way to kick everything off than with a blog tour? Her first post will be this Saturday (thanks Olivia), and that is when my suspicions that her blog is going to be fantastic will officially be confirmed.
But, before the actual part where she talks about five things that are important to her and why, a quick-ish sidenote.
I am both surprised and delighted that you (Em) spelled “blond” blonde. Until this evening as I’m writing this intro, I’ve always thought that “blonde” was just the British version of the word, but, according to this post, the story goes deeper than that.
In British English, you use blonde for girls and blond for guys: the blonde girl, she’s a blonde, the blond guy, he’s a blond. In American English, you still use blond whenever it’s for a guy: the blond guy, he’s a blond, but you also use blond every time it’s an adjective for a girl: the blond girl. The only time you would use blonde is as a noun for a girl: she’s a blonde.
Which prompts my follow-up thought: where did you (Em) learn about the great and mysterious subtleties of blond vs. blonde? And also, thank you for starting your new blog and doing a blog tour and letting me be part of it- otherwise, I don’t think I would’ve ever realized there was a bigger difference to blond vs. blonde than what side of the pond you’re on.
Okay, the word blond is starting to look weird now, so I’m going to take that as a signal to move onto the actual blog tour part of this post. After your eyes cross the line, you will (mostly) be reading words written by Em.
First of all, thank you Annie for coming up with such a cool idea! (Editing Annie: You’re welcome even though oops, I guess this is a good time to mention that this was not something I thought up. I completely stole the idea from the podcast called ahem, Five Things.) I hadn’t heard this question before…and it was harder than it looks 🙂
But. Here are 5 physical items that are important to me (in no particular order):
1. My bullet journal
Is that cheesy? idk. (No, that’s not cheesy at all. :)) But it holds basically my whole life-to-do lists, what I’ve read, mood trackers… I’ve been keeping a bullet journal actively since the beginning of the year (so over 8 months when this is published!) (Whoa, nice.) and to be honest it’s made such a big difference in my life and productivity. It’s far from perfect, but I love it anyway 🙂
2. My laptop/phone
I’m combining these because they’re both electronics (that’s not cheating…right?) (Haha, you’re good.) and also because I use them for blogging, schoolwork, and photography (my phone.) All of these things combined take up a pretty big portion of my time so they definitely can’t be overlooked 🙂
3. My Kindle
Okay, so, storytime: I had a kindle and I loved it so much, it had been over 5 years and it was like my baby. And then one day I came home from school and half of the screen was frozen. (Ahh, oh no.) And that was the end of my kindle… But I’m still putting it on here to represent my love of books
and in honor of my dead kindle
(Let’s take a moment of white space for Em’s beloved kindle.)
4. My Polaroid camera
I saved up for it for so long. I did so much research before buying it. I use the film very very rarely and try to save it because it is so expensive. And I really do love it. I have a wall of Polaroid photos in my room (well, part of a wall) and it’s one of my favorite parts of my room. (I don’t have a Polaroid, but I think they- the photographs and the camera itself- both look so cool.)
5. My white converse
So I was trying to think of a clothing item or something that I could put down for this…and I immediately thought of my white low top converse shoes. I love them so so much and I wear them all the time…they’re my favorite of the shoes I own, and I’ve had them for a long time ( I think it’s time for a new pair…) but they’re so worn in and nice.
It’s me (Annie) again.
Do you write any words the British way? For some reason, I tend to spell “theater” theatre and sometimes “gray” grey. I’ve never spelled “color” colour though.
What would your five things be? I’m going to try and do this fast and not over think it: library card, one of my notebooks or maybe a pen, earbuds, my from God necklace, and my backpack.
Did you know about blond vs. blonde? And finally to end this post, another weird grammar thing: