Blog Prompt: Coolest Thing This Week

I repurposed a Birchbox for the sole reason of making a blog prompt box! I shake it up, pick a prompt at random, and write a blog post! You can read the other posts here.

Today’s blog prompt is:

What’s the smartest/coolest thing you’ve heard this week?

Oh man, I wish I could say something really profound and interesting but I honestly can’t think back to this whole week and what happened during it.

However, on Friday, I went to my cousin’s high school graduation. I was listening to the speeches they were giving, and the class president was talking about a senior at a sister school who had, unfortunately, had a serious swim accident the day before. So, instead of graduating that Friday, he was in the hospital, and he’ll never walk again. The president then asked everyone to hold their hands up in unity, and he was going to take a picture and send it to the student and his family to show their support and it was a pretty inspiring sight to see. A lot of students were wearing his school colors on bracelet to show their support and it just seemed so sweet and kind.

So I don’t know if that was the smartest or coolest, but it was certainly very heartwarming.

What about you guys, what would your answer be?

Blog Prompt: Young at Heart

Happy Mother’s Day! I’m spending the day with my mom, so here is a pre-scheduled blog post for your enjoyment! Let me know what you think!


I repurposed a Birchbox for the sole reason of making a blog prompt box! I shake it up, pick a prompt at random, and write a blog post! You can read the other posts here.

Today’s blog prompt is:

What are your thoughts on aging? How will you stay young at heart as you get older?

A lot of people I know are complaining about being in our late 20s. I, however can’t wait until I’m 90 years old and have 20 cats waiting to eat me when I’m dead. At the risk of sounding new-agey, life is a journey and I just can’t wait for the future.

I’ll admit being an adult hasn’t been easy; I’ve probably had more break downs because of being an adult than because of being a teenager. But there are so many things I’m looking forward to. I can’t wait to get a place of my own: to decorate it the way I want, to get my own furniture, to buy art to display. I can’t wait to travel as much as I want, find the career I really excel at (and that I thoroughly enjoy), read about all the medical and technological advances that the human race makes.

Even in the short term: I can’t wait for new seasons of shows I watch to be uploaded to Netflix, I can’t wait for the next Avenger’s movie to finish the Civil War plot line, I can’t wait to go back to LA in June.

Maybe I’m just really amused (or distracted) but I just think you have to find happiness in the little things to stay young. So many videos of toddlers are just them experiencing something for the first time. You have to try to relive that joy, especially when things are bleak. This is partly why I hate spoilers so much, but that’s another rant for another day.

Blog Prompt: Voice Work

I’m on vacation! This is a pre-scheduled blog post for your enjoyment. Let me know what you think!


I repurposed a Birchbox for the sole reason of making a blog prompt box! I shake it up, pick a prompt at random, and write a blog post! You can read the other posts here.

Today’s blog prompt is:

Your blog is about to be recorded into an audiobook. If you could choose anyone — from your grandma to Samuel L. Jackson — to narrate your posts, who would it be?

Definitely Tara Strong, she is amazing.

I’ve been aware of voice acting since my good friend Rebecca introduced me to her favourite voice actor (at the time), Naozumi Takahashi. He voiced her favourite character in a game she played (and also introduced me to). She then asked who I liked, and at the time, I loved the Cartoon Network show Teen Titans, so I said Scott Menville, who voiced my favourite character, Robin.

I actually liked all the voices on that show, especially Raven, who was voiced by the aformentioned Tara Strong. When I looked up these voice actors and saw all the other shows they had been on, I realized, the range they all had in changing their voices to fit the character.

I might want Tara to come up with a new voice for my blog, but I’d probably want her to use her Raven voice — it’s the best!

If I didn’t want to go the voice actor route, I’d probably pick someone who would make it funny to listen to, and at the time of writing this, I’m listening to the Spontaneanation podcast so I’d want Paul F. Tompkins to do it! Love him!

Blog Prompt: Ordinary Skills

I repurposed a Birchbox for the sole reason of making a blog prompt box! I shake it up, pick a prompt at random, and write a blog post! You can read the other posts here.

Today’s blog prompt is:

What ordinary skill are you bad at?

I can’t swim! Does that count?

Trust me, I have tried. I took swim classes every year for, like, all of elementary school. All different teachers, so it wasn’t the instructor. Couldn’t do go past floating (can’t float, either). My good friend Julie tried to teach me one summer in middle school (maybe 7th grade?). She gave up pretty quickly, though we had fun in her pool :). I even had to take swim classes in high school, couldn’t do it, I gave up and the teachers didn’t push it. Even now, my boyfriend Taylor was a certified swim instructor for children and I doubt he could’ve taught me. (He hasn’t tried. He has offered and I have refused purely to save my pride from embarrassing myself in front of my (then-new) boyfriend.

I don’t know why my brain refuses to learn how to swim; I understand the mechanics, hold your breath underwater, push with your feet and arms through the water, go up when you run out of breath. I just can’t seem to float. Or do all of it together. Whatever!

Blog prompt box Intro and #1

While prepping for my blog, I’ve made a blog prompt box! You can look through the gallery for my pictures.

Yes, it’s just a Birchbox that I repurposed. On top of the box, that’s just a mini Post-It I’ve had since forever and it’s kept on securely with washi tape. I like it! It’s no hassle, and I can shake it up without worrying about the lid going flying.

Anyway! Here’s the first one I pulled out:

Write about a mistake you can learn from.

Last month, I threw a bridal shower for the wedding I am in at the end of this month, and while starting up the propane, open flame heater for the first time, I had a fireball to the face. So lesson learned: No fireballs to the face again.

Okay, but seriously, here’s my real answer: When planning anything, double that time and plan that into your day. For example, if you think traveling will take half an hour, double it and assume it might take an hour to travel. Or if you think going to Fedex or UPS to ship something will take 15-20 minutes, assume it might take 30-40 minutes instead.

I used to do this when I was living in New York because of subway and train delays, but since coming back, I stopped thinking that way because I was driving and could control my commute. False! You cannot predict traffic even if you pull up the traffic report before you leave. Getting to a place early is always preferable to getting there late, so try that instead!

This doesn’t just apply to travelling — while planning the bridal shower I mentioned, I assumed I would have help putting up decorations, but due to an accident and the weather, I had to make and put up most of the decorations myself. Because the accident was last minute, I did not think to double my prep time and ended up rushed when the party started (some guests ended up helping set up the food — embarrassing). You can’t predict accidents, you guys. Anyway, learn from my mistake!