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Would You Rather Fictional Grab-Bag Edition

Stealing this wonderful idea from katiescottagebooks (whom you should follow if you don’t already!) who got it from http://rosepetalsandfaeriedust.com/ (whose blog I just followed! How cute!)

I made my sister, Bethany, do it with me for fun.

Would you rather, be a tenant of Mr. Darcy or Mr. Knightley?
Bethany: Darcy. I just hate Knightley.

Me: Knightley. He seems more hands on with his management style.

Would you rather spend a day in the 100 Acre Wood or Neverland?
Bethany: 100 Acre Woods. Neverland is scary.
Me: 100 Acre Woods, they run around murdering each other in Neverland!

Would you rather attend a tea party with the Mad Hatter and company or meet the Wizard of Oz?
Bethany: Tea party with the Mad Hatter. I’ve always wanted to be in Wonderland.
Me: Maybe Wizard of Oz…I feel Mad Hatter is a little too trippy for me.

Would you rather spend a summer at Netherfield with Jane and Mr. Bingley, or at Hamley Hall with Squire Hamley?
Bethany: Obviously Jane and Bingley. They’d be quite great to visit.
Me: Same. Mostly because I haven’t read Wives and Daughters and don’t know Squire Hamley.

Would you rather be “rescued” by Gilbert Blythe or Colonel Brandon?
Bethany: Probably Gilbert. I don’t know. I’d be fine with either.
Me: Gilbert! Easy. Col Brandon is a little too mopey for my tastes.

Would you rather marry Laurie or John Brooke?
Bethany: John Brooke. Laurie is annoying. John Brooke seems like a nicer guy.
Me: Laurie. I think he has potential.

Would you rather have to participate in a skirmish as a member of Robin Hood’s Merry Men, or as a member of the Musketeers?
Bethany: Robin Hood’s Merry Men. They are just better.
Me:
This is really hard. I did go through a Three Musketeers phase where I read the books and watched like 7 different movie adaptions. But I’d have to go with Robin Hood as well. I do love fighting unjust taxation!

Would you rather have a jolly holiday in a chalk painting or enjoy a tea party on the ceiling with Uncle Albert?
Bethany: Oooh…chalk painting if I get to go on the carousel.
Me: Chalk painting if Burt comes along.

Would you rather have to chaperone, through their entire courting experience, Lydia Bennet or Anne De Bourgh?
Bethany: Anne De Bourgh. I don’t think I could handle Lydia.
Me: I’m not sure I could handle Lydia either, but I feel like Anne would be supremely boring. So I will give Lydia a go.

Would you rather marry Mr. Wickham or Mr. Elton?
Bethany: You see…I don’t know. Probably Wickham. Wickham is at least charming. Mr. Elton has a terrible personality.
Me: Wickham is more charming…but he runs through money too fast. As much as Mr. Elton creeps me out, he does have a nice parish.

Would you rather spend the rest of your life in Middle Earth (starting from the time of the journey of the ring), or Narnia (starting from the time of the Pevensie’s first visit)?
Bethany: Narnia. It is…Narnia. Also Narnia doesn’t have giant, talking spiders. And I’d get to meet the Pevensies! And the Beavers! And Mr. Tumnus!
Me: Yeah, Narnia always wins.

(Then we decided to add one.)
Would you rather visit Sanditon with Charlotte or Bath with Catherine?
Bethany: Catherine!
Me: Catherine as well. I’d try and steal Mr. Tilney from her.


Sibling Work Out

Most of my siblings are very active. They work out regularly. They stretch often. They have hand eye coordination.

I do not.

But today my sister came home and talked my siblings and me into working out. She turned up the the music and lead us through squats and knee ups and rythmic movement. And then, as I flopped down exhausted, she announced warm up was over.

But it was fun! Anything with my siblings is fun. Even working out .


Canvassing

Today Bekah and I went back to our roots and canvassed all day with Americans For Prosperity. 

It was fun. Lovely weather, terrific GOTV survey, old friends. It made me miss working for AFP. Or more specifically, miss the possibility of it all. Of working full time and doing a job where every new projects holds potential. Of meeting new people and hearing their stories. Of creating memories. It was a season and like all seasons came to an end. But I miss it!

And I’m glad for days like today where I get to go back out and volunteer. (All the fun, none of the pressure.)


The Greatest Shower

My sister-in-law loves the movie The Greatest Showman, so for her baby shower, my sisters planned The Greatest Shower! They did an amazing job. Everything was super fun and creative. Check out some of the decorations! 

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Stage 3: Childhood Memories and Underrated Presidents

My siblings and I wrapped up our road trip yesterday! We had a lovely visit with family in the morning and then tracked down the playground our parents used to take us as kids. 

We all agreed we needed a better playground in our back yard. 

We wrapped up our trip with a visit to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library!

It was a very cool exhibit. I learned a lot and definitely want to return someday. 


Beginning of the End

Today marks my last Monday at Young Life. I will miss it here. I plan to write out a more thorough post at a later time. For now, I just feel a sense of sadness that my summer is coming to a close. It has been a lovely summer full of fun and fulfillment. Mondays don’t feel like Mondays. I’m always eager to get back to work. 

But I guess all good things come to an end. After all, new blessings cannot enter your life if you cling to the old. 

I’m so grateful for this summer! 

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Hanging with SCOTUS

Guess where I was tonight? Yeah, I guess the title gave it away. THE SUPREME COURT.

The Federalist Society held an event there tonight. Justice Alito was in attendance, though I did not get a picture with him. I did grab one with Scalia. Doesn’t he look thrilled?

More than the location, it was truly cool to be in the room with so many Fed Soc presidents from across the country. Talk about future leaders.

Wisconsin had a nice showing!

Truly a fabulous evening to a wonderful day.


Solo Wardrobe

After a semester in England and a summer in Idaho, I like to think I’ve got the whole ‘living out of a suitcase for several months’ thing down pat. I have yet, however, to get used to preparing for a fancy event while relying exclusively on my own wardrobe – and much less so with only 1/8th of my wardrobe. 

This weekend I’m attending a fancy reception. By sheer chance, while packing for this summer, it occurred to me to throw a Little Black Dress in my bag. After all, you never know. That spur of the moment decision saved me from finding a whole new dress. However, I did not think to pack accessories! 

Back home, if I needed accessories, I would go home. There I would have access to three collections (belonging to my Mother and two sisters) all besides my own. Everything would fit. Everything would generally match. And if it didn’t, I would jump into my car and drive to a place to find something that did. 

But not here. Vehicle-, sister-, and Charming Charlie-less, I am forced to fall back on my own innovation! And that is never a good sign. 

Thankfully, I have 4 roommates and 8 housemates and even though their wardrobes are similarly limited in the cocktail party department, we’ve managed to patch something together. (Thank goodness for Amazon Prime and two day delivery!) 

At any rate, matching clutch or not, this weekend will be amazing. Stay tuned for more details. Hint: I won’t be in Colorado Springs! 


White Water Rafting

I have no photographic evidence of the adventure, but after I got lost last Sunday, we went white water rafting. It was my second time going but my first time with adults and not screaming 7th grade girls. It was a really fun time and I did not fall in!

By the end, though, my foot was killing me from shoving it in the side of the raft. I’m amazed it didn’t swell up. It still hurts! Someone needs to invent a better way of staying in the boat. Speaking of hurt, today is the first day I don’t feel my abs every time I move! What a workout! 

If you ever find yourself in Buena Vista, Colorado, I highly recommend Noah’s Ark Whitewater Rafting and Adventure Co. https://www.noahsark.com

If you can get Kat as a guide, I recommend her! She was awesome! 


A Delightful Day

I think Tuesday/Thursdays are going to be my favorite days. At least, today turned out to be really fun. Here are some highlights: 

  • On my way to school, a homeless man told me I was beautiful! (In full disclosure, he also asked me for apple juice so he might have been just buttering me up.) 
  • I made a new friend! (Not the homeless man, though he did ask for my number.) 
  • I got free pizza at lunch.
  • I won a Starbucks gift card! (Won might be too strong a word. I was given it because I got cold called on twice my first day of classes and the lady at the Lexis Advance training was very sympathetic.) 
  • I wore my hair in a low bun all day and it STAYED! (Yay perms!) 
  • I read a book for fun between classes called Loyalty and Legislative Action: A Survey of Activity by the New York State Legislature 1919-1949 by Lawrence H. Chamberlain and it was so unexpectedly good I gave it 5 stars. 
  • My roommate bought me KIMCHI so I got to eat that with my dinner.  

All in all, a delightful day.