In Which I Was Tagged For Something, And I Forgot To Do It Until Now: A Novel By Me [Foreword by Jenny]

Amulya tagged us to do a 4th of July tag thing, and I was unaware until today; so let’s do this really, really late thing.

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1. What do you think of when you think of the Fourth of July?
America is now going to be unproblematic for 24 hours and then after that I will continue to point how how screwed up our country is.

2. Do you have any special Fourth of July traditions?

Eating a lot of food because of grilling.

3. Do you watch any of the Fourth of July programs on TV?

No, I watch Netflix.

4. What does the 4th of July mean to you/what do you think of it?

The day our country was established. Also, a very special day of playing that one game of figuring out if someone just got shot or if those were fireworks. That’s always fun. *rolls eyes*

5. Any Fourth of July/Patriotic songs that stand out to you?
The Star Spangled Banner.

6. What is your favorite type of firework?
I don’t really have a favorite.

7. Do you think people should continue the custom of fireworks on the Fourth of July even though fireworks can have negative impacts on the environment?
I personally don’t care for fireworks, but I don’t think everyone in America is gonna give that tradition up anytime soon, so…

8. What do you/your family usually do on the Fourth of July?
Stay home, have family time, eat food, etc.

9. Have you owned any Fourth of July themed accessories or clothes before?
Does a shirt that says USA on it count? Other than that, no.

10. Who do you tag?
No one.

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It’s done, Jenny.

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a bit [a lot] overdue…

Hey Kenzie, Amulya tagged us to do a 4th of July tag but we haven’t done it yet and it’s been a month, almost. Haha, I did mine first so I think that means I win here. XD Also, you still haven’t updated your about me page. *pointed look*

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1. What do you think of when you think of the Fourth of July?
The Declaration of Independence getting signed, ‘MURICA FREEDOM WHOO, and fireworks.

2. Do you have any special Fourth of July traditions?

I watch the fireworks from my house and manically take pictures.

3. Do you watch any of the Fourth of July programs on TV?

No, bruh.

4. What does the 4th of July mean to you/what do you think of it?

Let’s reiterate: ‘MURICA FREEDOM WHOO.

5. Any Fourth of July/Patriotic songs that stand out to you?
The Star Spangled Banner.

6. What is your favorite type of firework?
Two types: the one that looks like a gold weeping willow, and the one that makes the weird bird-getting-sucked-into-a-vacuum noises that are gold and swirly.

7. Do you think people should continue the custom of fireworks on the Fourth of July even though fireworks can have negative impacts on the environment?
As of now, no. Because ‘MURICA FREEDOM WHOO. But maybe in the future when all of us pesky humans finally realize that we’re treating the Earth horribly, there will be some sort of technology that will still allow us to view fireworks without having to damage our Earth even further than it already is.

8. What do you/your family usually do on the Fourth of July?
Go shopping, eat food at some restaurant, and watch the fireworks.

9. Have you owned any Fourth of July themed accessories or clothes before?
I wore this red shirt with the American flag on it once when I was a kid, but that was when I was unstylish and didn’t care about aesthetics or fashion.

10. Who do you tag?
Anyone who still wants to do this long overdue tag.

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It’s your turn, Kenzie.

~Jenny

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In which Jenny learns from her past mistakes.

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Yay for legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states! It’s a good step forward, America. [Check out Kenzie’s post all about that here.]

I wrote a post a few months ago here. It was about how I couldn’t stop thinking about Mint (code-name for one of my ex-crushes) because we didn’t have any classes together in high school. I thought that it was such a big deal. But now that freshman year is finally over, I’ve realized something: I DON’T GIVE A DAMN ANYMORE. Honestly, all feelings that I had in middle school just disappeared. I think that’s a valuable lesson we can all learn from: feelings change. As we grow up, we mature and begin to realize how childish and irrational ex-crushes are, and we move on! I’ve come to realize that I wasted two-thirds of my lowly middle school life liking some douchebag [& other names that are not very pleasant] who wasn’t even worth my time. Something I can tell Kenzie’s grandkids about. XD All in all, don’t make the same mistake I made. Instead, focus on yourself, your friends, your hobbies, and your grades. [Be grateful I put my life experiences on this blog so you guys can learn from my mistakes. …Wow, in a way, I’m kind of like Dan Howell from danisnotonfire on YouTube, I guess. O.O *cue Reasons Why Dan’s a Fail music*]

Eat some celebratory Nutella,

~Jenny

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#lovewins: A Post About Today’s Supreme Court Ruling

I finally remembered how to get back on here. Score one for me. Now, let’s dive in.

THE SUPREME COURT DID AN AWESOME THING. Today, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is constitutional. This resulted in it being made legal that states can no longer ban gay marriage in the US.

Now, if you’re like me, you’re dancing in your room to Tegan and Sara, while wearing plaid, and throwing glitter and rainbows all over the place. Okay, maybe not. Probably not. I’m not even doing half of that. But there’s no denying that this is huge.

The LGBTQ+ community has been fighting for this for years, and now it’s here. Some people, they aren’t that happy about the situation (glaring in Scott Walker’s direction, with side eye), but that doesn’t stop the community from celebrating. We finally did it.

But, it’s also important to remember those who didn’t live to see today. The teenagers and adults that now lie six feet under and never got to see their dreams come true. Those who were treated so miserably that they didn’t hold on long enough to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

But we have not reached the light at the end of the tunnel. We’re just much closer than we were before yesterday. We still have a fight to battle. We still have much to do. We still are yearning for the days where being a part of the LGBTQ+ community is just as important as being heterosexual. Where we don’t get shamed for being who we are. Where people of all varieties are seen, heard, represented, taken care of, and find happiness; instead of worrying about how being themselves may ruin the life they have ahead of them.

But we won. We got a line in the tally marks. But we’re going all or nothing. It’s not over. No, it’s just begun.

Happy last days of Pride Month, America. And for those LGBTQ+ community members, throw your rainbow flags in the air and celebrate for everyone. Show us your pride. : )

Kenzie (aka: a proud LGBTQ+ community member)

let’s begin again.

Hey, Kenzie! Long time no write. Hopefully you’ll be able to view this post…Sometime…If you ever get the notification…

A lot of things have changed since…a year? I forget. But obviously, it won’t seem like a lot for you since I see you practically every day. Anyway, I hope we’ll be able to continue this blogging collaboration.

It’ll be fun.

~Jenny

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In which Jenny writes a note to herself and hopefully if you’re having the same problem you can learn from this too.

because of course you know there isn’t a happy is a bittersweet ending.

(Don’t judge me on the pictures, I’m a hipster and I was tempted. When I want to post hipster pictures, I post hipster pictures. XD)

In relation to Kenzie’s post, I’m gonna be talking about high school. Just a quick one, though. Because I am having difficulties right now…About what, you say? Schedules. I’m trying to keep my thoughts away from Mint (we’re calling him that) but it’s not working. And we don’t have any classes together, although I’ll see him during passing time from photography.

Now you’re gonna learn from my mistakes, ladies and gentlemen: please don’t freak out whether you have one class, all classes, or none with someone you like in high school, or your best friend, or your worst enemy. Because the possibility is that you’ll only talk to him a few times, ’cause you’ll have other awesome & amazing friends to hang out with! You’ll also (hopefully) make new friends, so please calm down.

Okay, to be honest I’m writing this post just so I can calm myself down because I was seriously freaking out…I still kind of am. XD

That’s all I have to say.

a part of me is slowly crumbling away, because i’m the tea cookie and he’s the tea.

~Jenny

High School Never Ends

Or at least that’s how one of my favorite bands, Bowling for Soup, put it.

But really, does high school really last forever? Are you still going to be looked in the future the same way you were in high school Who knows? But this question still lingers in my mind. Who do I want to be in high school? How do I want to leave my mark at that school?

The answer for me is simple: I want to be myself.

The truth is, I’ve worried about fitting in before, but now I have reached the point of not caring about what others think of me. If they like me, that’s great, if they don’t, that’s on them. Everyone is different. I’m not going to hate someone just because everyone else does. I have made that mistake before, and I won’t make it again. I’m going to take the time to know the person before judgement.

I’ve learned a lot about life over the past two years, and I’ll sum it up. Reality is scary. People aren’t always who you think they are. People hurt other people because they can. But there’s people who are ones to lend a helping hand, and help build your true character. I’ve been lucky enough to know a handful of those people, in real life and online, but I want that to be part of me. I want that to be part of who I am, and I’m trying to work on it.

So, if high school in fact does never end, at least I will be seen for who I am, and who I aspire to be. Fangirl, writer, lover (of a lot of things), future teacher, and just me.

Because that’s all I ever want to be. And so should you. Forget the haters, you being you is the best thing you can be.

Geronimo.