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Downton Abbey Series Review

All Spoilers are revealed. If you love Downton Abbey, leave now. This is dislike rant. A “hate” of this TV show. This is my opinions so you can dislike what I say but please don’t hate me in the comment section below. Lets begin..

Downton Abbey:

Downton Abbey is a historical period drama television series set in England in the early 20th century, created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece. (Wikipedia summary, not mine)

To describe the main characters in one word.

Robert Crawley: Pig, slut Reason: when his wife was sick, he decides to sleep with the lady’s maid, yikes.

Cora Crawley: Flirt

Lady Mary: Slut, Slut, and slut…. Sleeping with the foreign guy, he dies.. and then she is part of a scandal.. Sleeps with a man for a week and then refuses to marry him.. And somehow doesn’t sleep with the two people she marries… ok then…

Lady Edith: Adulterer and Blackmailer, She is a slut but didn’t choose to sleep with every guy she liked which was rare. First guy she sleeps with, gets pregnant, has a child and goes crazy and instead of telling her parents, she hides for the longest time only for the father found out last…

Lady Sybil: A “rebel”.. aka she married a man lower than her class… my favorite..

Footman Thomas: Gay, and no one is wants to tell the law but everyone knows he is gay.. ok then.

Dislikes:

Sex scenes in detail, details mentioned above, maids hooking up with guests of their boss,

Sodomites: Thomas, footman, Philip, Duke of Crowborough

Everybody gets away. Edith gets her happy ending even when she tells the truth about her daughter

Love: Feud between Isobel and Violet

Alfred…

OTP John and Anna Bates

Lady Rose’s behavior

Rating the show: 2.9 star… I am not that heartless

I would recommend for those who would like to watch it.. be 18+.. The first episode surprised me when I first watched it.. If you enjoy BBC or Poldark and can surpass the inappropriateness of the show, you will probably like it.

What show or movie, should I review next?

In the comments below, let me what your review is on this show…

Life Update

Happy Memorial Day!! Or happy Monday to all my international owlnerds.

I hope you enjoyed your day.. You could say I did… but I did start a second part time job today. (I will not be sharing that information).

#beindependent

This months total:

Writing: 5.5k words

Read: 2 books…

Three songs on repeat:

Only Want You by Rita Ora

What A Time by Julia Michaels

Out of Love by Alessia Cara

Next month goals:

write 5k words

Finish a writing project and possibly sharing it online.

Read: 5 books

Thanks for reading!!! Be back next week for a new blog post!!

April Goals

We are now a quarter of the year done.

I have read thirty-two books out of my hundred goal.

I have done two out of fifteen of my New Year’s Resolution.

This year has gone fast. Spring is here.

For the month of April, I am planning on doing Camp NaNoWriMo. Here is my profile.

Hopefully, I will get at least 5,000 words done.

Camp NaNoWriMo is a virtual writer’s retreat, designed for maximum flexibility and creativity. There are  “camp” sessions in both April and July. For each month, writers are willing to tackle any writing projects and try to get a certain amount of words done in a month. Word count can be as small as 30 to 1,000,000 words.

My reading goal, this month is around eight books.  I would do more but this month is a crazy month.

I am also doing a sugar and gluten free diet as well.

Any plans for this month?

Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

Liebster Award

Welcome Back. Hope you are having a great day so far.

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by  Emmaline.

Thanks, Emmaline, for the nomination.

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions they gave you.
  3. Name 11 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers to do this tag, and let them know you nominated them.
  5. Give them 11 questions to answer.

 

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  1. What is the main topic of your blog {or category?} Lifestyle/Books
  2. What is one thing you learned that will stick with you? That no one should be judged by their appearance.  But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7).
  3. What is one hobby of yours? Photography
  4. What is your favorite season of the year? Fall
  5. Do you have any siblings? Yes.
  6. What is one thing you never tell people about yourself that you’d like to? I am one of the few girls in my family that didn’t take ballet.
  7. What {or who} inspires you? Jesus, Carrie Underwood, Lauren Daigle
  8. Do you like chocolate? {if so, what kind?} Dark Chocolate or anything with peanut butter in it.
  9. What’s your favorite candy? Milky Way
  10. What is your dream job? World photographer and author.
  11. Tell me one random thing about the room you’re in right now.  I have Christmas lights dangling in my closet.

11 Random Facts about me:

  1. My favorite time period to read is the Salem Witch Trials or the gothic era.
  2. I enjoy listening to depressing music.
  3. I can play a little bit of piano.
  4. I love wearing black and blue.
  5. My favorite poet is Edgar Allan Poe.
  6. I love the Classics.
  7. I want to be an archaeologist until I saw all the requirements for it.
  8. I did karate and softball when I was younger.
  9. My element would be fire.
  10. I am a mixture of a tomboy/bookworm.
  11. Writing calms me down.

 

I Nominate:

@bookish beginnings

@Justwriting

@AverageTessa

Kate Flournoy

11 Questions

  1. What came first the chicken or egg?
  2. What is your superpower?
  3. What is your favorite drink?
  4. Any allergies?
  5. Favorite TV Show?
  6. Favorite childhood book?
  7. Love or hate makeup?
  8. Junky or Healthy?
  9. Homeschool, Private, or Public Schooled?
  10. Favorite holiday? Why?
  11. Favorite book genre(s)?

 

Thanks for reading

 

 

 

 

The plague of wanderlust

Have you experienced that great urge to travel? Imagining your toes between the sands of a foreign beach? Ziplining through the forbidden jungle? I know I can’t be the only one. The only problem is that you are broke. Or have no idea where to begin? Me, too.

Since I have no idea where to begin. Let me explain. One of my dreams is to become a world traveler. A very unrealistic dream, I know. Even a travel blogger would be nice but still clueless about what God’s plan for me is; I just had to be content with what I have right in front of me.

 Image from Tumblr

^ .^ this picture is so cool. It would make a cool travel tattoo. But enough of that. I am getting off topic.

I have decided to mention several places where I hope to travel to since visiting every country is unrealistic. Unless somehow, I become a bestseller author which still seems impossible.

Readers: Its still off topic.

Me: Fine.

One of the first travel experiences, I hope to have is to go to Nashville, Tennessee. If you know me, I love country music. The Grand Old Opry, Country Hall of Fame, Parthenon,  Music City Tiny House etc. You get the idea.

The Grand Ole Opry, an American icon and Nashville, Tennessee’s number-one attraction, is world-famous for creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences for audiences of all ages.  The Grand Ole Opry promotes the music of everyone from senior citizens Jimmy Dickens and Jean Shepard to hotshot youngsters Dierks Bentley, Trace Adkins and Brad Paisley. This multi-generational approach has served the show well for more than 80 years. It is one reason why the Opry can say with pride that it is "Th(image from Pinterest)

 

I really want to go to the Redwood forest. Its another dream of mine. I actually got a brochure from them after doing an assignment from my English textbook, Rod, and Staff.

Forest Floor, The Redwoods, California(image from Pinterest)

 

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Indonesia: The culture, animals, and landscape Everything, really. I love it. I really want to see Komodo dragons up close. I know its really dangerous but I really want to.

Bali, Indonesia (want to go) www.villapantaibali.com  Don't forget when traveling that electronic pickpockets are everywhere. Always stay protected with an Rfid Blocking travel wallet. https://igogeer.com for more information. #igogeer(image from Pinterest)

Of course, I pick one of most expensive places to go, Japan and no its not because of Pokemon. Ok, maybe it is.

Pokemon Center TOKYO   http://www.pokemon.co.jp/gp/pokecen/english/

(image from Pinterest)

To this. Love the landscape and Mount Fuji.

Mount Fuji, Honshu Island, Japan(image from Pinterest)

Beautiful Fields in Hillside Hokkaido, Japan

Beautiful Fields in Hillside Hokkaido, Japan

Life got even better. Owl Cafes exist in Japan. I LOVE OWLS.

Owl Cafes Exist In Japan, Which Is Yet Another Reason To Move There Immediately/ A number have sprung up over the past year, in Tokyo and Osaka.

My heritage is in Scotland and Ireland. So of course, I want to go my ancestor’s land.

Wicklow Mountains National Park, County Clare, Ireland

wicklow mountains national park, county clare, ireland • ste cullen(image from Pinterest)

Edinburgh Library, Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Library, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Kilchurn Castle in Scotland

Kilchurn Castle in Scotland.(image from Pinterest)

I continue this list forever. To see other places I hope to travel to, Check out my Pinterest board, Be Adventurous.

Where do you hope to travel to? Where have you been?

Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

How to impress a girl

Since Valentine’s day is just around the corner, I decided to give you advice on how to impress a girl. Share this with all dudes.  It’s for your safety,men.

1) Please don’t call a girl hot. She is not a temperature. She is human. Show some respect.

2) Girls have to be modest. Doesn’t mean you have to be immodest. Be modest in your clothing choices.

3) When talking to a girl, don’t talk about yourself. Let her know that you care about her needs too.

4) Don’t be afraid to talk with the girl’s friends. Even if what they are talking about makes no sense.

5) Be respectful to other people.

6) Don’t be ugly to other people in front of her.

7) Use common sense.

8) If you think you are going to have a future with a girl, show her that you can handle kids. Hang out with kids.

9) Be honest. Please if you like her, tell her. Please. I am begging you.

10) Whatever you do, don’t respond negatively if a girl asks you, “Do I look fat in his dress?” or “Do I look pretty” or whatever. Unless you really want your eyeballs to be scratched out.

11) Never compare women with other women. If you do, you can say goodbye to that girl.

12) Never ever talk about your ex, or girls you used to like. Just don’t go there.

13) Finally never, ever, never, ever, etc. Tell a girl that she dresses like your mom. Not to be rude but just don’t do it. Or you can say goodbye forever.

Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

Journal Entry 2

I am on a quest. A quest to find what I am. Taking photos of buildings, faces, and stuff in general. Studying up the art of tea. Possibly doing a business management degree. Honestly, I have no idea.

From chef, firefighter, counselor, lobbyist, teacher, vet, neurologist, photographer, and surgical tech. I don’t know what I want to be.

I am like a wheel of fortune still finding my dream career. Like one thing than several months later change my mind.

At the moment, I have some type of freelance business surrounded by tea, books, writing, and photography. Still, unknow of the details. Since just thought of it yesterday.

I am still on a quest on my calling. Still questioning the possibilities.

Seriously how does one know what they are going to be? Like the internet, states answer these few questions and then you will know.  But what if you don’t know the questions? What now?

I still don’t know what I am. In terms of what my career is.

I feel the odd person out when people talk about college. I don’t know. I literally went there. Unrelatable with those conversations.  Like what am I supposed to be?

Indecisive in myself. My dream career is scattered everywhere. I don’t know what, to begin with.

Follow your passion. Be you. Being patient is the key.

I really don’t know.

 

Singlehood

You are sitting there alone with a book in one hand and a cup of tea in the other. Then all of a sudden, someone lends over to you and examines what you are doing.  “Hey, why are you sitting alone? I thought you said you are going on a date.”

You laugh at yourself. Date? Who said anything about a date? You shake your head as you place your cup on the table in front of you. “No, you must be talking about my other friend.”

Have you ever been questioned about your singleness? I have.

When you have a family get together and your grandparents wonder why you are not courting/dating. The thought drives you crazy. You are not alone in this matter.

When the people you hang out are soon to be married. You feel like a third wheel.

But we should not confine on what they speak of. We should be working on our calling. Writing, accounting, engineering, etc.

Before we even start fixing our social status, we should first start by getting close to God. Read in His Word. Mediate on it. Trust in Him. We can’t do anything without having full trust in Him.

Good advice to single girls: "Get close to God first, before getting close to anyone else. God without a man is still God, but a man without God is nothing." ❤️

Singleness isn't a season to "endure" until marriage, but a season to serve God to the best of our ability. @girldefined

Are you struggling with singleness? I recommend you to watch  Girl Defined on Youtube. Also check out their book.

 

 

Essentials Every Girl Needs

So my blog is mainly about books but since there will be no book reviews for while. I decided to create a post all about the essentials every girl needs in her closet. So I am not like an expert.  This list is based on the research have done and my experience.

Essentials Every Girl needs:

  1. Solid color shirts or long sleeved (white, black, grey, brown, and white)
  2. Pair of jeans (skinny, jeggings, or whatever you prefer)
  3. A pair of jean shorts
  4. A pair of black slacks
  5. A pair of khaki pants
  6. A blazer
  7. A leather jacket
  8. Plaid shirts
  9. Least one Kimono (Black or floral)
  10. Solid cardigans (white, grey, black, brown, and white)
  11. A light jacket
  12. A hoodie
  13. A white blouse
  14. Tunics (any color)
  15. A sport bra
  16. Yoga pants
  17. Tank tops
  18. A swimsuit
  19. Flip flops
  20. At least a pair of each type of boots (ankle, combat, rain, cowgirl, and riding)
  21. A pair of flats (black preferably)
  22. A pair of heels (chunky, thin, or wedged)
  23. A pair of chacos
  24. A pair of sandals
  25.  A black dress
  26. A white dress
  27. A Striped dress
  28. A solid color maxi dress
  29. A floral dress
  30. Solid color sweaters (white, brown, grey, and black)
  31. A pair of overalls
  32. A pair of converse
  33. Running shoes
  34. Hats (baseball, fedora, cowgirl, beanie, etc)
  35. Scarves (thin and thick)
  36. A pair of gloves
  37. A belt
  38. A pair of sunglasses
  39. A pearl necklace
  40. A shoelace choker
  41. A silver or golden chain with a pendant
  42. Several pairs of earrings of your choice
  43. Several pairs of t-shirts of your choice
  44. Handbands, Hair ties, bobby pins
  45. Some basic makeup (mascara, lipgloss, and eyeshadow)

Did I miss something? Tell me in the comments below.  Once I get at least 50 followers, I will do a special post just for you guys. So like, follow, and share.