FavoritesFriday #1

People actually do this thing where they share their favorites of that month. Well, May is almost over, so I thought I’d tell you my May favorites. Usually, it’s about these make-up products, but I don’t use any. This FavoritesFriday will be a lot more interesting than make-up. You don’t believe me? You’ll just have to keep reading to find out…

My May Favorites:
Let’s start with some music. This month I’m really into an original song written by a YouTuber, Chester See. I’ve been listening to the song on repeat all month. It’s called That’s What I’ll Be! I’m pretty sure you’ll love it too.

If I’m telling you my favorites I just have to add at least one book. I love to read, but don’t worry. I won’t be sharing all the books I’ve read this month. Right now I’m reading Paper Towns by John Green. I’ve read all his other books as well. They’re really worth your time. I haven’t finished this book yet, but I love the story so far. Everybody needs a little mystery in their life once in a while.
“She loved mysteries so much that she became one.”

Oh, I have just one more story. But don’t worry, it’s the six-word story by Hemingway. I heard about these type of stories before, but never actually read the original six-word story by Hemmingway himself. He truly was a literary genius.
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Something else I really loved this month is my sister’s focaccia bread (maybe you have some other name for it?!?) It’s the best. No, I’m not just saying that because she’s my sister! If you like baking and cooking and all that sh*t, try it out! If you don’t, you can just buy it at the store.

I wanted to put some art in this post as well. This painting isn’t my months favorite. I’ve just always loved this painting. The Persistence of Memory by Dalí. They say painting can’t tell stories, but this painting is proof enough that that whole statement is bullsh*t.
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I also found this genius joke!
How many men does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
– One, men will screw anything.
(I know that this joke is really sexist, but it’s just really funny.)

And this quotes. It’s on this shirt my mom bought me.
“Be happy, it drives people crazy.”
She knows me so well.

And last but not least, I have this make-up tip. (I feel like I’m betraying myself by adding this tip, but it might actually help some of you.) I’ve been trying these different things against acne and found this simple solution. Smash an aspirin and add just a little bit of water, put it on your face like a make-up mask, keep it on for 15-30 minutes and let the magic happen. It won’t make all your acne disappear, but mine’s a lot less.

Those were my May favorites. If you have any favorites, or maybe some other make-up tip against acne, let me know!

Have a nice Friday.

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Total-Crazy-Thursday #2

I know my brain can go to some pretty crazy places sometimes. I wouldn’t say I’m a crazy person, but if people knew what was going on in my brain sometimes I would probably be in prison. (I’m just kidding!) The thing is, we always think we’re the only ones that have these crazy thoughts. Well, I came across this picture on the internet and I’m pretty sure even I’m not this crazy.
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I don’t even know what to say about this. I just hope that the person who created this post has a strong support system, because he/she clearly needs it. It’s good to know that my crazy isn’t as crazy as his/her crazy. His/her crazy is just on a whole other level. I can only hope to get to that level one day!

I know this was a short post, but the picture says it all!

Have a nice Thursday.

WhateverWednesday #13

This week and the next couple weeks I have finals. It’s always difficult to get myself to study. I’m the type of person that reads my notes once or twice and that’s it. It just sorta sticks in my brain, but only for a limited amount of time. I had one exam today and right now I probably know 80% of all the things I had to know for the exam. Tomorrow, that percentage will have dropped to maybe 30%. And next week I’ll only remember the fun facts that nobody cares about. (Did you know that Shakespeare had his own theater called the Globe?) I have my own Control + Alt + Delete button in my brain.
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Isn’t that what our school systems are teaching us, though? To remember these things for the exam, only to delete everything from our brain the moment the exam is done? Over the years my short term memory has really improved. I can read an entire book the night before an exam and pass with ease, but don’t ask me what the book was about the next morning. I wouldn’t know. My brain only really remembers the things that made an impression. The things that I found interesting, but if you don’t think that school is interesting, then what? There are other ways to learn than reading books. There are more fun ways to learn.
I don’t think I’m the right person to complain about these type of things. For the most part, I really like school. I find almost everything interesting and studying comes easy to me. I just think that we should start exploring what other ways there are that we can teach kids about the world. Not all knowledge is found in books.
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But what do I know right? Whatever.

Have a nice Wednesday.

10-things-Tuesday #6

I’m the type of person that loves to make lists. Writing things down just makes everything seem more organized. Well, it gives the illusion that everything is more organized. I don’t know where I’m going with this. It probably has to do with the fact that I’m making another 10 things list. Yep, that’s probably it.
You remember when you were a kid and you just wanted to know everything about everything? Why was your favorite word. (And your parents hated it!) I babysit once in a while and I just love how the brains of kids work. Their imagination is just crazy. This post isn’t going to be about how adults stop using their imagination. That we stop being kids the moment we grow up, because we don’t. It’s impossible to lose your imagination. It just changes. So this Tuesday, to remind everyone that you can never lose your inner child, 10 things kids asked their parents that make me love children (and my crazy answers).

  1. Why do dogs smell each other’s butts?
    That’s a valid question. To answer this question I’d like to refer to a Dutch comedian, Jochem Meyer. When he got asked this question he had his answer ready. “When God created all the dogs on earth, he decided to switch all the dog butts. Now, all the dogs are sniffing each other’s butts to find their own butt. It’s really tragic.”
  1. What happens when the tooth fairy’s tooth falls out?
    The tooth fairy doesn’t have teeth. That’s why she collects our teeth. She’s making the perfect dentures.
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  1. How would you know that you are happy if you were never sad before?
    This is a genius question. The truth is, you can’t be happy if you were never sad before. This just got really real.
  1. Where do dreams come from?
    I never thought I would use Freud to answer a question on my blog, but here goes. They come from your subconscious. What’s that you might ask. That’s where all your repressed memories are. It’s a really happy place.
  1. What did it feel like on your last day of being a child?
    It really hurt. All of a sudden I was surrounded by all these responsibilities and I realized all I wanted was to go back!
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  1. What would you do if you were born naked?
    I would never get dressed again!
  1. If you open a window when it’s cold inside and warm outside, does warm air come in or does cold air go out?
    Both!
  2. If you traveled into the future and killed yourself, would it be murder or suicide?
    How.. I don’t… My brain… It hurts…
  1. Since I know English and think in English that means that someone who knows French thinks in French too right?
    Oui, c’est la vérité. Mon français est très bien!
  1. Are there dinosaurs in heaven?
    I really hope so!!! I’ve always wanted a pet dinosaur.
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Have a nice Tuesday.

Make-it-happen-Monday #1

We all have goals in life. They can be small – I will shower today. Or they can be a little bit bigger – I will go to college. They always say that the first step is the hardest, but that’s not true. The first step is just like all the other steps. It’s just a step. One step isn’t going to make your goals happen. The real difficulty comes after the first step and after the second and after the third. It’s the drive to keep going. The strength to keep putting one foot in front of the other. You just need to remember that even a step backwards is still a step! Don’t let that scare you. Learn from it and make sure that your next step will be better, will be stronger. Make sure that the next time you take a step people won’t be able to push you back.
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If you really want it. If you really want to accomplish your goal, you will make it happen. I know I write a lot of funny and ridiculous stories on this blog, but I also want to be honest. A lot of things scare me. I want so much and at the same time do so little. Writing this blog is my step forward. I don’t know where I’ll end up, but that is part of the fun.
This blog is a way for me to talk to you. It’s also a way for you to talk to me. Whether that’s because I read your posts or because you leave a comment. This blog is just an amazing way to keep stepping forward. What I really want to say is this: If you have a goal, something you really want, let this post be the first step.
You just made the first step! Go, you. Now it’s all up to you… Will you make the second step? Will you keep walking?

Have a nice Monday.

FictionFriday #4

It’s Friday people! Just hold on for a little longer. It’s almost weekend. But because Friday has 24 hours, just like all the other days, I thought I would write another FictionFriday to give you some extra inspiration. Just a reminder how FictionFriday normally works, because today will be a little different. I choose four books from my own book collection. From those four books I randomly choose one quote (so I end up with four quotes). These four quotes will be the guideline for a short story.
This is how the past three FictionFridays worked, I really recommend you read them. They’re pretty fun. This Friday I thought we would do the same thing, but this time I’ll write a poem instead of a story. I found four poems I really loved, randomly chose one line from each poem and hope I’ll be able to turn them into something new.

First sentence from If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking by Emily Dickinson: I shall not live in vain
Second sentence from The Eternal Riddle by P.M. Raskin: Bent – never broken
Third sentence from Caged Bird by Maya Angelou: The free bird thinks of another breeze
Fourth sentence from Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox: There is room in the halls of pleasure

I shall not live in vain
Nobody can keep me captive
Without hesitation
I’m not afraid to break my chain

Bent – never broken,
Nobody can hold me back
Without silence
The truth will be spoken

The free bird thinks of another breeze
Nobody knows the real pain
Without mercy
They’ll be on their knees

There is room in the halls of pleasure
My soul will finally be free
With love and honor
My life will be treasured

I don’t know why, but I really like these FictionFridays. It always turns into something amazing.

Have a nice Friday.

Total-Crazy-Thursday #1

The Thursdays sorta always sneak up on me. Maybe it’s because my brain is already in weekend mode, even though Friday is still there like: “Dude, what about me?” Nobody cares Friday!
(Okay, I just have to share this. You know how Microsoft Word puts these red lines under all the words you misspell? I just wrote a sentence in English and there were so many red lines, I thought my language settings were still in Dutch. In truth I just misspelled pretty much the entire sentence.)
Back to what I wanted to write about. Truth is I have no idea what I want to write about, so now I’m just going to write about Word’s spelling check system. My brain is just empty today. I have no idea where this post will go, but let’s go on an adventure. (Any J.R.R. Tolkien fans? No? Okay…)
So… Word’s spelling check, huh? What’s up with that?
OMG! I have a brilliant idea. How amazing would it be if we had a spelling check in real life! God knows I mispronounce and mess up my sentences more times than it’d like to admit, but it would be amazing if this person would appear out of nowhere and would slap me in the face every time I make a mistake. If that would be a job, I’d apply right now. Bill Gates make this happen! But then again, they would be slapping a lot of toddlers and old people probably. Yeah, that wouldn’t be good.
Google is even worse. Google doesn’t just simply put a red line under the misspelled word, no he gets all mean and aggressive.
Did you mean:…
Excuse you, that’s just rude!

This post just got all kinds of crazy!
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I can only apologize. I mean I won’t, but I can. I can type the words. I can even say them. I don’t know! I should just stop.

Have a nice Thursday.