My 2020 summer bucket list // collab with Purely Oliva and Not All Who Sonder!

Last year summer started when school ended, but this year, my marker for the beginning of summer has changed to the switch from nice to hot weather. Which in an unfortunate series of events, happened last week. Ugh, that allusion doesn't even make sense. Where am I going with this intro? Dude, writing intros is… Continue reading My 2020 summer bucket list // collab with Purely Oliva and Not All Who Sonder!

I baked peanut butter cookies & banana bread (ft. Excessively Possible Recipes)

If I had three wishes, I would use them to make myself 1) a tea-drinker 2) a really good crossword puzzler and 3) someone who is able to confidently walk into the kitchen and bake a signature snack from memory without it taking hours. But seeing that nobody has offered me even one wish yet,… Continue reading I baked peanut butter cookies & banana bread (ft. Excessively Possible Recipes)

What I am most proud of myself for doing junior year

Two years ago, I listened to this episode of What Should I Read Next?, and in it, the guest talked about the Dressember challenge. The Dressember Foundation is a non-profit that aims to end human trafficking, and the Dressember challenge is where people commit to wearing either dresses or ties for the entire month of… Continue reading What I am most proud of myself for doing junior year

Three stories of people being absolute legends

Andrew Carnegie In 1898, Spain and America signed the Treaty of Paris of 1898 and ended the Spanish-American War. (Well, we call it the Spanish-American War in the US, but "a more accurate name would be the Spanish-Cuban-Puerto Rican-Philippine-American War.") Also, why are so many treaties in US history signed in Paris? Two others I… Continue reading Three stories of people being absolute legends

Guys, these are my thoughts on retrospectiveness

In War and Peace, Tolstoy writes about the "law of retrospectiveness...which makes all the past appear a preparation for the subsequent facts." By the way, retrospectiveness is not a real word. Sorry, I guess you don't have the same clout that Shakespeare has, Tolstoy. Wait, did I just copy it down weirdly?? Ugh, there's no… Continue reading Guys, these are my thoughts on retrospectiveness

Good books I read in April

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes Keywords: fiction, war, Vietnam, marines, suffering, fear, boys, courage, friends First line: Mellas stood beneath the gray monsoon clouds on the narrow strip of cleared ground between the edge of the jungle and the relative safety of the perimeter wire. Last line: Only the shadows themselves could change. Thoughts: The author,… Continue reading Good books I read in April

If you’re needing something new to watch

Maybe this will be helpful because you're bored, or maybe it won't be at all because you've reached the level beyond bored AKA SUPER BORED where nothing is interesting? TV Shows // recommended by friends Money Heist // Mark Where to find it: Netflix Number of seasons: 4 seasons (5th season not confirmed yet I… Continue reading If you’re needing something new to watch