Random Friday Facts!!!

Try to work these facts into your conversations. The reactions you’ll get will be priceless! Here is your useless information for the week:

  • In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
  • Hippophobia is the fear of horses.
  • In a deck of cards, the king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.
  • Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy.
  • The amount of force used to bite through a carrot is the same amount of force required to bite through your pinky.
  • In ancient Greece, the people believed that ginger-heads would turn into vampires after their deaths.

What Is Courage?

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
– Attributed to Winston S. Churchill

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year, if not the most wonderful! When turkey day rolls around, prepare yourself for family, fun, and, of course, food. A personal favorite of mine: sweet potatoes. And let’s not forget mashed potatoes. And bread. And dressing/stuffing. And. . .well, the list goes on and on!

Every family celebrates Thanksgiving in a different way. My family tends to sleep in, eat a fatty breakfast, then cook like crazy, eat way too late in the afternoon, then be lazy for the rest of the day. Our traditions are pretty straightforward — but there must be mashed potatoes. If there aren’t good ol’ home-made mashed potatoes, then forget it. Thanksgiving just isn’t Thanksgiving!

But I think that we, as a culture, often forget what Thanksgiving is really about. Yes, the food is awesome, and the free time and relaxation are great. However, I think we get caught up in the eating, and forget that this is a holiday where we stop and consider: What are we thankful for?

Personally, I am thankful that I am free to worship God without fear of persecution. I am thankful that God is faithful. I am thankful for my amazingly patient parents. I am thankful for my special and sometimes-annoying siblings (whom I love with all my heart!). I am thankful for apple juice and bread and mashed potatoes. I am thankful for literature and music. I am thankful for my supportive, ridiculous, and goofy friends.

So, what are YOU thankful for?

Random Friday Fact

Ah, Friday. If you’re like me, it’s the end of a long school week and you’ve done nothing but absorb information. So, I have decided that I will give you at least one other thing to absorb — except it will be either cool, gross or weird. Random facts are so much more fun to learn, after all!

I’m going to give you three random facts today:

1. After you die, your hair keeps growing for several months.

2. The number ‘172’ can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.

3. American car horns tend to beep the tone ‘F’. (I’m a music nerd. I couldn’t resist, okay?)

Useless info. Who doesn’t love it?!

Welcome to Randomness 411

For my first-ever post, I wanted to give you a run-down of who I am and why I am blogging. And what you can expect from this site.

Believe it or not, this is actually a school assignment. But, since I love to write, I have decided to continue this and post whatever comes to mind. So you might visit my blog one day and read about movie scores, then check in another day and see a post on apple juice, then come back in a week and be greeted by a quote from someone or other. . .you get the idea? There is no bounds to my randomness.

If you’ve read my profile, then you have a basic understanding of who I am. I have five younger siblings, one of whom is adopted from Ukraine. I am the experiment child. If you’re the eldest child in your household, you understand exactly what I mean — you have to wait ages to watch things, get a cell phone, drive, try new things, etc. But being the oldest has its perks. Extended bed time, anyone? #Score

My dad is a music minister and my mom has homeschooled me since birth (along with my three brothers and two sisters). Yes, I am a Christian and my faith is the drive behind everything that I aspire to do, whether it be my music or writing. I have trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and strive to make him the center of my life. Because my faith is such a big part of my life, I’m going to give you a super-short version of my testimony: I was raised in the church and taught from a very young age that Jesus died on the cross to save me from my sins. I acknowledged Christ as Lord of my life when I was 7, but didn’t truly understand what it meant until I was older. My faith in God is not my parents’ faith. Let me make that very clear. I have set out to shape my own faith in pursuing truth through reason, not just by blind belief. And I believe firmly that God is real and that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven. If you have any questions about my testimony, I would love to share the details with you!

Also, I play piano and flute, and love to sing. I enjoy occasionally composing music as well. Writing is my second-favorite past-time, behind reading. My favorite genres include fantasy, mythology, and dystopia. On top of that, basketball is my all-time favorite sport. (Go Spurs!!!)

Last but not least: You don’t have to worry about objectionable content on this blog. I won’t posting anything inappropriate or crass. So please feel free to browse as I update! I have no idea what I will be posting — basically, whatever comes to mind!

Finally, thanks for stopping by! I will be blogging something else soon, so feel free to come back. I’d love to hear your opinion!