Friday, July 31, 2015

Legends of Western Cinema Week - The Wild Wild West

Hey guys!

One - I'm going to hold a contest when I get to 50 followers! So make sure to tell your friends about my blog - I have some pretty good prizes planned. :}

Two - Emma and Olivia  are holding a Legends of Western Cinema week, and I thought I would join in too!

Sooo, today I am going to do a post about one of my favorite Western sort of TV Shows - The Wild Wild West. 



The Wild Wild West is about the country's two first Secret Service agents, Jim West (younger guy) and Artemis Gordon (older guy), and the adventures they have in the 1800's western frontier.

My favorite character is probably Artemis. He doesn't get enough attention, and Jim is too sure of himself, hehe.

Their adventures are CRAZY!!! Once there was a man made almost entirely out of metal, and he was nearly invincible (but of course! Jim saves the day ;) ). The costumes are awesome, and it's fun looking at all secret things Jim and Artemis stock up on. (Such as a gun hidden up Jim's sleeve or a bulletproof vest.)

There is almost always a romance between one pretty girl and Jim, but she vanishes by the next episode. I was pretty sad about that in the first episode, because there was this girl named Lydia who was promising and had lots of spunk. I was hopeful she would become a regular character in the show, but no such luck. :(

Usually, the show goes like this:
1. Mr. West is either given a mission by the president or finds some suspicious activity wherever and tries to stop it, and that leads to a huge, rollicking adventure.
2. Some stunts, a few boring talking scenes, and the bad guy getting really mad at Mr. West.
3. Mr. West and sometimes Artemis get stuck in a TRAP set by the bad guy to kill them both! :O
4. Mr. West rescues himself and the pretty girl and Artemis, too (except in the rare case that Artemis saves Jim)
5. Happy ending, usually with Jim and Artemis riding off in a train.

Even though (as you could see from the list above) it's a bit predictable, but the writers come up with some very...creative plots, and the acting is pretty good.

Well, that's my Wild Wild West post. A bit later than I had planned to post it, but not five years late, so it's all good!

Thanks for reading!

~Lydia~ <3

Friday, July 24, 2015

100 Questions

Hey guys!

Celia at CECE did one-hundred random questions to celebrate 100 posts on her blog, she answered 100 random questions, so I thought I would do them too! Here we go....

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4. 

"I am Prince Flame. What is your" ~Seaside Mystery
Yes, it's Magic Kitten. Note it is my sister's book.

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, What can you touch? 

The other pink office chair.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV? 

The Time Tunnel. Going through a Time Tunnel phase....

4. Without looking, guess what time it is. 

Around 9:30 PM?

5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time? 

10:06 PM.

6. What is on the walls of the room you are in? 

Um, windows, some pictures, curtains, a clock, and a TV.

7. Are you listening to music right now? 

Yes! I never go on the computer without listening to music. Right now I'm listening to My Everything by Owl City.

8. What color is your bedroom carpet? 

White.

9. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? 

.......................ccccccccccccccooooooooooofffffffffffeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

10. If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be? 

Robert Irivine. Hehehehe. ;P

11. Who sent you the last text message you received? 

Hi, my name is Lydia and I have a phone but not a phone subscription therefor I can't send/receive text msgs.

12. What did you do for your last birthday? 

I went to a hotel and stayed there for three nights, went to the mall for one day, hung out another, and went to Barnes & Noble, Hobby Lobby and Olive Garden the last day.

13. Is the glass half empty or half full? 

Um. Full, I guess XD

14. If you could meet any one person (from history or currently alive), who would it be? 

Adam Young!!

15. What's under your bed? 

Drawers. Yep. Inside one drawer is books, and the other has extra blankets.

16. Think fast, what do you like right now? 

Peppermint Moca creamer?

17. Do you sing in the shower? 

#YES! #whodoesnt

18. What do you want to be when you grow up? 

Hmmm. An author(ESS) (all my friends on AIC are laughing. You guys totally didn't know that...), a singer or, if those don't work out, a teacher.

19. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go? 

Paris!



20. Are you a morning person or a night owl? 

Night owl all the way. Last night I stayed up till 1:30 in the morning, and got up around 9:30.

21. Can you touch your nose with your tongue? 

Yep!

22. Can you close your eyes and raise your eyebrows? 

Yeah...can't everyone?

23. Do you have pets? 

Two cats, Twilight [boy] and Twinkle [girl].

24. What is your best childhood memory? 

Hmm. I have so many good memories, I can't decide! :) I like thinking about the time I first learned to ride my bike without training wheels, though.

25. What's your favorite color? 

Aqua, yurple, or electricpinappleappleis.

26. What's your favorite food? 

Tie between bacon, popcorn, fried dough, and tomatoe and cheese bread things.

27. What's your favorite dessert? 

Brownies!

28. How old are you? 

1,332. No no I'm only 11. XP

29. What are some of your favorite books? 


Um, well, I've read so many books I can't remember a lot of them, but here are the books I can think of right now: 

The Chronicles of Narnia, Katy, Little Women, and Into the Wild.

30. What are some of your favorite movies? 

The Chronicles of Narnia (actually only LWW and Prince Caspian, if anyone wants me to write a bashing post on VotDT give a holler), Annie 2014, Cinderella 2015, and Tangled.

31. What kind of music are you into? 

Styles or artists/bands? I'm just going to go with bands/artists. Owl City, Building 429, Newsboys, Red, Everfound, Skillet, and Group 1 Crew.

32. If you were going to write a book, what would you call it and what would it be about? 

I AM WRITING A BOOK! Several books actually.
1. Felicity's Sword - a young princess and shy boy must work together to save the princess's sisters and her kingdom.
2. A Star Trek fanfiction book part of my fanfiction series. It doesn't have a name yet, but it's about Captain Kirk's daughter and her adventures in space. It's the second one. (No, I will not be sharing it, it's purely for my own enjoyment if I ever want to read through it).
3. Many, many colab stories/books with various people on an MB I go on.

33. What accomplishment are you most proud of? 

Being way above my reading level for kids my age....

34. If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go? 

UK.

35. Who are some people you'd like to meet someday? 

All of my best blogging buddies and AIC pals (love you guys! <3), Adam Young, Patrick Stump, Ben Barnes, Anna Popplewell, Georgie Henley. Skandar Keynes, William Mosely, Will Poulter though in recent pictures he looks kind of scary...., (basically all the Narnia cast lol), Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, yeah yeah okay don't want to spend too much time on this question or I'll be up all night.

36. What's one of your favorite habits you have? 

There is a piano right next to my computer, so whenever I walk past it to get to the computer, I HAVE to play a song or a couple notes on the piano before I get on! XD

37. What are some things that make you really happy? 

The computer, Narnia, my friends, my sis, but most of all, Jesus!

38. What are some things that scare you? 

Dogs. They don't exactly scare me, but I'm very wary of them.

39. Do you like to plan things out in detail or be spontaneous? 

Sometimes I plan things, sometimes I just wing it. Really depends what I'm doing and what mood I'm in.

40. Would you rather live in the country or the city? 

The country! I've always wanted to live on a farm.

41. Do you have any brothers or sisters? How many? 

One little sister, the amazing, sweet and adorable Jo. :)

42. What's your favorite part of today so far? 

My chocolate moca frappe I got at McDonald's! (Yes I eat there. I've went there since I was three and I'm not sick yet.)

43. What's your favorite joke? 

Snail: I want to buy a car.
Car Salesman: What kind?
Snail: A really fast car with S's painted all over it.
Care Salesman: Why?
Snail: So when people see me drive by, they'll say "Look at that S car go!" (escargo)
It's really weird I know, but I've always liked it for some reason. XD

44. Do you like spicy food? 

A little bit of spice is okay, but I don't like too much.

45. If you were a type of animal, what would you be and why? 

A centaur who lives in Narnia. I would be able to keep my face. >.<

46. What's one of the strangest things you've ever done? 

Nothing really comes to mind.

47. What are some of your major goals in life? 

To be a lovely God-fearing lady who everyone loves and looks up to. :)

48. What are some of your smaller goals in life? 

To be awesome. Pretty much got that one doooown, though.

49. If you could try out any job for one day, what would you like to try? 

I would want to be a judge on The Voice during the first section of the show. That would be pretty cool!

50. What's your earliest memory? 

A fuzzy image of my purple butterfly bedspread.....

51. What's the biggest decision you ever made? 

To start a blog. My life has been affected a lot by that.

52. Who's your best/closest friend? 

I really have this small circle of friends. They are all amazing and equal. :)

53. If you could learn on random skill, what would you learn? 

How to play the synthesizer! I've always wanted to do that for some reason.

54. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? 

I'm not really sure yet. I'm pretty sure I'm more of an extrovert though I have a bit of introvert in me too. ;)

55. Do you think people can control their own destiny? 

Everything is really in God's Hands, not ours.

56. What are some of the first things you do in the morning? 

As soon as I wake up enough I get dressed and ready and then head straight for the coffee pot.

57. If someone were to make a movie about your life, who would you hope to play you? 

Carrie Underwood. She looks like me, is Christian, and is an amazing actress! What more could I want? ;)

58. Would you rather be hated or forgotten? 

Hated. I don't care what other people think of me, and even if everyone in the world hated me, I would still have God. He loves me no matter WHAT in the world I do or say.

59. When's your birthday? 

April 21st, 2004.

60. How tall are you? 

Four foot something. I'm pretty close to being five feet, though!

61. If you were a super hero what powers would you have? 

Go-Go Tomago's awesome powers!

I also really want her hair. Just sayin'. 
62. What is your favorite holiday? 

Christmas!

63. Can you tap dance? 

Tried. I stank at it.

64. What's your favorite pizza topping? 

Tomato or garlic!

65. What's your favorite song? 

That changes. A LOT. Most of you know about my song of the week, soooooo....
Anyway, right now it's Impossible by Building 429.

66. Do you prefer baths or showers? 

Showers!

67. What color socks are you wearing? 

CURSE YOU SOCKS!!
(I hate socks...xD)

68. How many pillows do you sleep with? 

One. I also sometimes use a stuffed animal for a pillow if it's hot. Don't ask me why.

69. Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets? 

Sunsets. The colors are more vibrant when the sun is setting. :)

70. What do you typically have for breakfast? 

Coffee. And if my parents force me to eat anything, cereal.

 71. Have you ever been in a newspaper? 

Twice. One reporter took a picture of me and Jo on "Santa's" lap, and one where there were some school records published in the paper and I was in them.

72. What's the longest you've gone without sleep? 

A day or so?

73. What's been your best present? 

It really varies from year-to-year. Right now I really like my flattening iron (for my hair, not me, mind you XD), but it will probably change next Christmas.

74. Have you ever sleepwalked? 

"MOM, DAD?!"

75. Can you do any accents other than your own? 

Yep! An Irish one! IDK why but I spent a LONG time practicing one and now I'm pretty good at it. I can also do a British accent but it sounds more "What ho!" then the more realistic "It's Narnia..."

76. What are your favorite smell/scents? 

Mint, coffee, bacon and lavender!

77. Are you left or right handed? 

Right handed.

78. Are you a clean or messy person? 

Clean! I'm constantly dusting, or vacuuming, or tidying up! I am literally known as "The Vacuum Queen" in my family. XD

79. Who would you want to play in a movie about your life? 

And repeat.

80. Who's your favorite villain? 

Mmm. IDK.

81. If you were in a band, what instrument/role would you play? 

The lead singer (I love to sing), or the piano, or backing vocals.

82. Do you talk to yourself? 

No, not really.

83. Do you sing to yourself? 

NOOOOOO! Jo: YES, SHE DOES. Me: Fine yes I do.

84. What's your favorite Disney movie? 

LWW all the way! Or Tangled.

85. Do you always wear identical socks? 

Yes, when I absolutely have to wear them, I do always wear matching socks.

86. What's the most unusual name you ever came across? 

DeForest Kelley.

87. Have you ever walked into a wall? 

Nope!

88. What color are your eyes? 

A blue-green sort of color.

89. Are you allergic to anything? 

Not that I know of!

90. Have you ever heard any outstanding rumors about yourself? 

Nope! Good thing, too! :)

91. If you had a warning label, what would yours say? 

WARNING! Very prone to breaking out into song at random moments and making Narnia references!

92. What was the last thing you ate? 

Bisquick biscuits.

93. Which fictional character do you wish was real? 

Katy from the book Katy! We would be pretty good friends. :)

94. Do you like vanilla or chocolate? 

Cocoa!

95. Which would you rather have if you had to, a broken leg or a broken arm? 

A broken arm.

96. What nicknames do you have/had etc? 

Lydie, The Vacuum Queen,

97. If you were to become a famous singer, what would your debut album be called? 

Lydia Dyslin. Singers and bands always do it that way, so.

98. Have you ever performed in front of a large audience? 

Twice at my two tap/dance recitals. (Never doing that again....)

99. If you met a Genie who offered you three wishes, what would you wish for? (More wishes does not count)

For a bigger house (tee hee), for insertpersaolthinghereidontwanttoshareontheinternet, and for me to look pretty. XD

100. If you ruled your own country, who would you get to write your national anthem? 

Adam Young, or if he wasn't availible probably Carrie Underwood! One of the two.

Well, that's it! It sure took me a long time to answer all these but it was fun! Thanks for reading everyone! :)

~Lydia~ <3

Friday, July 17, 2015

how to organize your pinterest

Hey guys!

If you have been on Pinterest as long as me, you know that it can get out of control pretty quickly! 

Before I organized it, (or made a new account because I was too lazy to do all that work, hehe) I had like a million boards (half of them didn't even have 3 pins on them), I was following all these people who posted pictures I didn't even care about, and it was just downright messy. :P 

Today, if it is like what I just described, I'm going to show you how to organize your Pinterest. 

Boards: 
Have any boards where there are only like 5 pins? Move them to another board, like an "etc" board. That's where I put all the pins that don't fit on my other ones, instead of making a board just for that one. 
After you are done, delete the original board. Do this until all of your 1-pin-boards are gone! 

I like to organize my boards alphabetically. It's actually not that hard to do, and it looks really nice once you are finished. Just drag and drop where you want the board to go.

Make sure to choose nice covers for your boards. A theory or funny picture from Tumblr is cool, but it doesn't look very nice as a board cover.
To change your board cover, just mouse over the board you want to change the cover for, and then click "Edit". It will have a button where you can scroll through all of your board's pictures and choose one that you like.

Try doing this with the titles of your boards, too:

If you try it and don't like it, you can always change it back. :)

Pins/Pinners:

Sometimes, I'm just scrolling through my boards, looking at pictures, replying to comments, when suddenly:

Yikes! Plastic does not look very appetizing! 
Ahh! A pin is on the wrong board. How did that happen?!
No worries. Just scroll over the pin, and click the pencil that shows up in the top right corner. Then, choose the RIGHT board for it to go on.
Problem solved!

If you have an overload of pins everyday to look through, try going through the people you follow. Unfollow the ones that you don't know or don't have boards that you even like.

So yeah. If anyone wants to follow my Pinterest, you can do it here. 

Thanks for reading! :)

~Lydia~ <3

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

the sisterhood award

Hey guys!

I was nominated for the Sisterhood Award by my friend Emily at The Imaginary World of Emily McConnell.  Thank you very much, Emily! Your questions are always lots of fun. :)

Rules:
-Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
-Put the award logo on your blog.
-Answer the ten questions sent to you.
-Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
-Nominate ten blogs. 
You discover that someone you've known your whole life is in fact- not real. Reaction? 
First of all - woah. Second of all, WHAT?! Third of all, if it was someone I loved, *uncontrollable sobbing*

Favorite old TV show? (has to be earlier than the eighties) 
This is a dangerous question to ask me. ^_^ I CANNOT choose just ONE TV show. Most of the shows I watch are old.
I have narrowed it down to my top ten favorites, in no particular order. Star Trek (TOS, of course. We all know how I feel about...TNG!!! *gasp*), The Brady Bunch, The Donna Reed Show, Lost in Space, Happy Days, I Love Lucy, The Time Tunnel, The Partridge Family, and Land of the Giants.
Although, there are like a zillion more...>.<

You open your door to discover the dandelions in your yard have actually turned into real lions. How are you going to take care of this problem?
ASLAN!! ASLANASLANASLANASLAN. That is all I have to say. :D

Guinea pigs or chinchillas?
Chinchillas, of course. They are so cute! :)
I could bombard you with pictures of chinchillas, but alas, I do not have time. :(
Maybe in another post! :)
"NOOOO!"

Do you follow world/national news much?
There are lots of radio talk shows on on my way to piano, so I really have no choice. xD

What’s your favorite verse in Revelation?
"Here I am! Stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with them, and they with me." Revelation 3:20

Which Nordic (Scandinavian) country do you want to visit? Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Denmark or Norway?
Denmark.

Do you know what the Baltics are?
Um. Aren't they countries or something? IDK for sure...

If one of your fictional characters (or a character from your favorite TV show or movie or book) was to be your mentor, who would you choose and why?
Lucy Pevensie from Narnia. 1. She's Lucy. 2. She's so close to Aslan, gentle, kind, caring, pretty! Everything I wish I was...;P
Or Kirk. Because he's KIRK!!!!!!!!! KIRKKKKKKK <3333
Okay just forget I ever said that...

And finally- would you rather be bucked off a horse and break your arm and a rib, stepped on by an elephant and break your leg or nearly drown in a river?
Nearly drown in a river. Because, you know...I can't really stand pain...xD

I am going to nominate everyone who wants to do this, because most people have gotten it already, I think.

My questions:
If you and your best friend(s) were going to dress up in matching/coordinating outfits, what would you choose? (i.e. salt and pepper)

Popcorn or bacon? 

What is your favorite band? 

Do you eat the little mints or chocolates the waiters/waitresses sometimes give you at restaurants after you pay your bill? 

Favorite snack food? 

Have you ever listened to Owl City? 

Book you are reading right now/book you just finished? 

What was your favorite book when you were little? 

Opinion on sushi? 

Can you boil water without burning it? 

~Lydia~ <3

Monday, July 6, 2015

Leaving

Hey guys! 


A quick post to let ya'll know I am going on vacation and won't be online for four or five days. I will not be reading or commenting on your posts, or checking my email, or anything like that. I'll be back soon! :)

~Lydia~ <3
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