ii. recap


aha! you say. here is another recap! you say. and yes, there is one, i say. believe it or not, i actually have lots that i haven’t been able to write about! alright, well, let’s not say lots, but there have been some changes in my life that i haven’t mentioned. and so, here we are, at another recap of Anna’s life.

i. i’m seeing the world a different way.
through glasses, most specifically. yep! i have glasses. but just for long distance, so it’s not all the time. i managed to snag a pair that i love, and hopefully i’ll be showing you guys a picture of them soon! :) (soon, hopefully. i have to get some pictures uploaded from my nikon, which... might take awhile. but hopefully soon...)

ii. i made baked beans. yum.
i honestly love baked beans. (even if they’re from a can) my favorite way is with hotdogs. also, onions taste good in it, too. i love onions. i’m kind of different like that. i just like onions by themselves, too. actually, if you like cook/fry onions and take all their taste away, they aren’t as appealing in my opinion. basically, i like them when they’re spicy.

iii. i’m playing Frozen.
...on the piano. i got this awesome Frozen piano book, and i’ve been having a blast pounding out “love is an open door” [and pretty much everything else, though i warn you, “do you want to build a snowman?” is as sad when you play it on the piano as when you listen to it in the movie]. i also got two other piano books, a piano guys book and a book with themes from the “new” (2006??) version of “pride and prejudice.” they’re all really awesome, and the nice thing about the piano guys book is that it came with optional cello piece and - yay yay - i play the cello, too, so that’s sweet. :) (it’s slightly hard for me, since i haven’t been playing the cell for very long - less then a year! but we’re almost there... kind of - but i’m still able to start-and-stop my way through them. :)) my favorite one is “a thousand years,” because it’s just so gorgeous. :) (you can listen to the piano guys’ version of “a thousand years” here.) speaking of the piano guys...

iv. the piano guys.
they just came out with a new song! i didn’t know part of it, but it still sounded pretty cool. if you want to check it out, just look up the piano guys on youtube and go to their channel. (and if you’re new to the piano guys, you should check out the rest of their songs [if you want to, of course]!! they’re totally awesome. :)) anyway, have any of you guys heard the one called “story of my life”? i love that one, it’s kind of sad, but it’s really pretty. :) oh, oh! and “batman evolution.” i love that one!! :)

v. stories.
yup, here we go. ;) first off - just wanna say, isn’t it so much fun to read older stories written yourself? oh my goodness, it’s just sooooo funny. :) usually, they’re not the best in quality (usually pretty cheesy and stuff) but usually they’re hilarious. =D and then there’s the time when you think, “dude, i could totally change this into really good story now.” i have a new story started off one of those, and it’s actually pretty good. (man, i should really write on that...) anyway, so, i’ve been thinking about stories lately, and i really want to write a story where the main character’s like really a lot like me. i feel like most stories are about daring, adventurous, curious people who take everything in stride and do things pretty perfectly. except i’m not really like that, you know? i’m sometimes shy - unless i know you, then i’m pretty loud - and i’m not really looking for some kind of crazy adventure where i could be killed, and i don’t break rules (and i don’t think it’s good when “curious” people do, either). and i was thinking of some story about this person, who’s like me. and i couldn’t help but think that this could be a really good idea. :) as they always say, “write what you know.” hopefully i’ll be able to tell you more details about it later.

vi. different.
you know what’s really weird? when i was younger, i was so different. rephrase: now that i’m older, i’m so different. and now that i think about it, i think that the differences might be good, you know? i’m not as shy. i’m more willing to do things that i feel like are totally out of my comfort zone. stuff like that. and i think, maybe different’s not that bad...

vii. escuchar música.
so, i’ve started to learn Spanish, which is kind of crazy, but pretty rewarding and fun. i love that moment when you’re learning, and then it just all starts to fall into place, until you can start writing sentences and everything makes sense. it’s one of the greatest moments ever, i feel like. (and the coolest thing? you can in Spanish on our computer! sweet, right? :)) i love practicing by having fake conversations between two people, and then translating them. (translating being optional, of course.) for example (i’m using fake names, just to clarify):

Marisol: ¡Hola, Rosa!
(Hello, Rosa!)
Rosa: ¡Hola, Marisol! ¿Cómo estas?
(Hello, Marisol! How are you?)
Marisol: Muy bien, ¿y a ti?
(I am well, and you?)
Rosa: Así así.
(So so.)
Marisol: ¿Cuál es la fecha?
(What is the date?)
Rosa: Es el diecinueve y noviembre.
(It is the 19th of November.)
Marisol: ¿Qué te gusta más, bailar o cantar?
(What do you like to do more, dance or sing?)
Rosa: Me gusta más cantar.
(I like to sing more.)
Marisol: ¡Adios!
(Goodbye!)
Rosa: ¡Adios!
(Goodbye!)

i don’t know why that’s so much fun to write, it just is. :) i think it would be awesome to be like fluent in Spanish one day. and like maybe try another language. what language? not sure. (maybe Irish? that’d be sweet. :)) oh, and by the way - “escuchar música” means to listen to music. :) which... i like to do. :)

viii. crêpes!
so, guess what? i made crêpes! it was pretty awesome. i kind of made them way too thick (apparently the recipe was for like fourteen, and i made like four...?), so i’m hoping to try it again sometime and make it better. also, i tried custard. probably won’t make that again any time soon. it was actually pretty good, just a little too eggy for my taste. (except then it was in the fridge for awhile, and when i ate it again, it tasted better. so...? i guess i don’t know.) i’ve also got my eyes set on creme puffs. and like crème brûlée. i’m excited. :) *rubs hands together in anticipation*

ix. and they all said ¡adios!
i’ll talk to you guys later, and hope you have all have a great day! :) God bless! :)

be a hero,
anna

4 comments:

  1. This is so true! I can relate to almost everything on here-- the Piano Guys play awesome music! Your blog is great; I'm so glad to be following along :)

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  2. Wow, sounds like everything is going fantastically!! I love Spanish and am currently planning to major in it :)
    And I completely know what you mean with writing about a character that's like you; yeah, it's super fun to write about characters who are daring and adventurous, but it's also great to read about characters who you can relate to. Can't wait to hear more!
    God bless!
    Christina
    PS: because of this post, I'm currently listening to the Piano Guys playing the Hobbit music. Oh. My. Word. It's so gorgeous!! I love it so much. Wow. Hehe, thanks!

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  3. Hey Anna,
    Welcome to the club of glasses girls :j
    I've had mine for as long as I've been following you (that's 2 years)
    Wow, that feels like soooo long ago, but at the same time it's like yesterday you know?

    Your beans look like what my family calls Beanie Weinie's (That name goes back generations in our family so whenever I see beans and hot dogs together and someone calls it beans I'm like, BEANIE WEINIE'S!!! I've heard it that way since I was little so it doesn't sound weird to me anymore :)

    AwwwwwwSOME!!!! That's so cool I'd love it if Anni got some of those music books too, especially the Pride and Predjudice one. I love it when she plays...you should record yourself playing cello (just the audio in case you don't want to show yourself) than you could post it on here so we could hear it, I'd love that!!!!

    I love the Piano Guys too they're the best and the, "Thousand Years" one is my favorite too!!! I have it on my iPod.
    I also love their Christmas songs.

    Oh, my goodness I know what you mean! When you reach a certain age you start to really reflect on how much you've changed and you're kind of amazed...I've definately come out of my shell a lot more this year than ever before.

    Anyways that's it for now.
    Keep on blogging.
    Your Friend
    Sarah

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  4. Hi Anna, it's nice to see you again!
    i. Yay you got glasses!! Isn't the world so different with them?
    ii. Mmm, baked beans...
    iii. That's sound sooo fun!! I would really want to hear you play those Frozen songs in real life!
    iv. If you like the Piano Guys, you will most likely like Lindsey Stirling...check her out if you haven't yet. :)
    v. Yessss, post more stories on here, I must read!! Also, do you have a wattpad account?
    vi. That's what I've been thinking too, I'm better at speaking to people I don't know, but unfortunately not people that are my age...is that weird?
    vii. Spanish! I want to learn it, and now I've just learned some words. ;)
    viii. You're making me hungry...
    ix. Hope to see another post from you soon!
    ~xoClaire

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