Looking back into the past with your best friends

The essence of friendship, relies solely on the power to momentarily overlook the count of how many friends you have, and instead count their value they bring into your life. With that being said, I may speak based on my own experience, but at some point in your life, you and your best friends will look back and laugh at the corniness of your pasts.

1) That guy you were convinced your best friend was going to marry. Yes that guy who was a model citizen back when you encouraged her to confess her “love” to him, who is now a complete douchebag and only serves as a reminder that you can overcome mistakes.

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2) The day your instincts were right. 

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3) When you watched movies and you were both convinced they were based on your lives. 

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4) The first time you had too much to drink in front of your best friend, and you tried to act like you were fine.

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5) The popcorn button on the microwave didn’t do s**t, and it took 2 bags to figure it out.

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6) When one of you had to move away ,and you put on a brave face to stop the Apocalyptic feeling that ran through your veins.

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Not every friend who enters your life will stay, but a good friend will leave a good feeling in your life forever. The best you can do is build memories and carry on.

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

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Daily Prompt: A Name for Yourself

The Daily Prompt for today: Some writers’ names have becomes adjectives: Kafkaesque, marxist, Orwellian, sadistic. If your name (or nickname, or blog name) were to become an adjective, what would it mean?

 

Mischievous. I’m always up to something (not evil) and I like to prank my friends :p. You can even add the word ‘clumsy’ because I’m usually dropping things, bumping into walls, etc. Every time I notice a bruise somewhere on my body, I’m not surprised anymore. Perhaps, I should watch carefully where I go, but I think it’s mostly because I’m always on the move. The word ‘creative’ also comes to mind, because my friends are always wondering where I get all my ideas from. I don’t think they have me all figured out just yet, which I guess leads to yet another word, ‘mysterious.’ Honestly, the only ones who truly know me are my family and my BFFs. You know, not everyone understands a daydreamer :p

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Netflix: Your nagging conscience

I love Netflix. I do get a lot for what I pay for each month. Thanks to it, the word ‘sleep’ has disappeared from my vocabulary. Netflix is a nagging little conscience that just won’t quit until it sees you binging on your favourite TV Shows or Movies, regardless of whether your eyes are red and shutting down, or you are alert and awake. If you have Netflix (like me) you’re probably craving a long and proper sleep. Here’s a reminder of what that’s like:

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-Netflix makes you like movies you never thought you would. Your quality senses usually decrease at night, when you decide to watch a movie, because it has become part of your routine.

-Netflix is your lullaby. There are times when your favourite TV show or movie become your bed time story. Because sleeping on your own terms has become your weakness, and you must listen to your favourite plots in order to regain your sleepiness. You know, because how dare one go to sleep without listening to Rose cry as she realizes Jack has officially gained his wings (Titanic).

-Netflix is good for your budget. Ever had those sudden cravings or a scheduled trip to the supermarket? Forget it. Netflix will remind you not to go because your favourite scene is about to play. Sometimes, you’ll find yourself grabbing a plate of fruit, instead of going to the store to buy a box of ice cream cones, because yes the movie is THAT good.

-Netflix has somewhat increase your reputation. The staff at your local library will believe you when you tell them you’re thinking of checking out books and that you’ll actually read them.

-Netflix has changed the way you watch TV. On the rare occasion you decide to check your cable channels, commercials will drive you insane to the point of no return. You now have zero patience.

-Friends? What friends? Oh, you mean the ones you converted into loving Netflix and are staying home chatting with you when you could be hanging out? Oh yes, I remember.

-Netflix has made you movie greedy. How dare Netflix charge you so much per month and not have every movie in existence? After all, you have sacrificed part of your monthly clothing budget to pay for it. Yes, very first world problem.

-Netflix has made you forgiving. It may not have all the movies, but it only takes one TV show or movie that takes you down childhood memory lane for you to trust it again.

 -Netflix: You have a paper? How about a long movie?

-Netflix: Homework? How about a career change? Watch movies and become a movie critic.

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Netflix is awesome, though. It does kill boredom :p, and I can relive the good old memories by watching some of my favourite movies and TV shows, without commercials and whenever I want. It feels good having a bit of control despite the hectic work schedule! Hey, if your favourite dance scene comes out, you can dance to it without making a fool of yourself :p (well, that is until you do decide to show this dance to your friends and end up making a fool of yourself).

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

 

Your Ipod breaks: An Apocalypse

My best friend’s Ipod broke today, and we had a moment of silence for it before she RAN to the store to get a new one. Because my friends, when your Ipod breaks, all hell breaks loose.

 

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The power music has on you is immense, you can’t live without it when it is part of routine to listen to it when: you go for a walk, to the gym, to help you sleep, to inspire you, to write, etc. I remember when I was in my pre-teens (more than 13 years ago o_O) I couldn’t live without my CD player and Walkman. There was a time when my sister broke my Sony walkman, which was very dear to me, and I thought life was over. Of course, my parents taught me a lesson not to make a big deal over objects you can replace, but I realized listening to music meant a lot to me.

 In reality, it’s not the Ipod itself that matters to you when it breaks, but the connection you lose when it happens. The connection that helps inspire you or get you through a bad day, when you listen to your favourite songs. Which is why as soon as you get your new Ipod, you don’t spend time admiring the machine, but you quickly start transferring all your playlists.

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Just remember not to lose yourself in unnecessary despair; Ipods can be replaced. You can still listen to music on your laptop, your phone, ipad, etc. It does feel like an Apocalypse, but it’s no more than roadblock.

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Special ways of greeting and inside jokes. Got any?

I have to say I have different ones with my friends, and it’s funny to see the look on other people’s faces when they don’t get what we’re saying :p. Of course, we explain to them so they won’t feel left out, but it’s funny anyway. Here a few of my inside jokes and greetings I have with my friends:

1) One of my friends got the song, ‘I will survive’ stuck in my head for a while. Since then, every time we see each other, it goes like this:

Friend: I will survive…

Me: …hey, hey!

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2) I have a friend with whom I speak in LOTR code.

Me: Could you GIMLI a second?

Friend: Sure, ARWEN you come back, could you…?

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3) One of my best friends loves monkeys as much as I love penguins, so this is us:

Me: Hello, your monkeyness

Her: Hey, penguinista!

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4) I don’t know how it all started, but I always call my sis, “ladybug”. I’m still trying to remember why :p.

How about you?

 

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Daily Prompt: Witness Protection

The Daily Post asks: When you do something scary or stressful — bungee jumping, public speaking, etc. — do you prefer to be surrounded by friends or by strangers? Why?

My parents are opposite; my dad hates heights and speed, but my mum craves it (which is why she wants to go paragliding in the summer). This set me up for a whirlwind of emotions, because I crave speed and adventure, but at the same time I am a chicken clucking and clinging to my soul. I never succumbed to peer pressure when my friends and I went on rollercoasters, and I only agreed to go on them, because deep down I wanted to so bad, even if it meant fainting in the middle of the ride (which I didn’t). Because I’m not a big fan of crowds, I prefer to have at least a friend or family member with me, for emotional support (or emotional destruction if they encourage me to go on a ride of terror).

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Daydreaming is my unpaid internship

I have shared the first page of my novel with a few friends and family and have received positive feedback. The common question is, “How did you come up with all this? How did you think of the names?” The answer is, daydreams and dreams have become my unpaid internship. I intentionally daydream and dream my entire novel, in order to put realism in it. I’m basically creating the entire world and scenarios in my head, as I go on with my daily life. I can lucid dream, and this allows me to continue working on it while I’m sleep. I don’t know how I do it, but thank goodness I can.

I came up with the name for my main character while I was in the bathroom. It was definitely not my intention to do so, but ideas just come and go, and the name was so good I didn’t want to flush it down the toilet (pun totally intended). I’m not proofreading at the moment, because it is wasting too much time, and I want to make sure I have the story written down. There are a few holes I need to patch, but I have learned not to worry about the final details, in case the plot changes along the way. I have learned to control my daydreaming, because if I want to pay the bills right now, I need to be able to work with society. I used to zone out a lot, but now I only do when I allow myself to do so. It isn’t easy, because my novel is part of my life and it is hard to stop the ideas flowing in, but I’m managing. I have to admit, there are days where it kills me inside when I don’t pay attention to my writing voice, or when I cannot daydream, and it does cause me stress, but I use my days off to let the dreams escape and the words come to fruition on paper (or Word document). It doesn’t make it 100% better, but I have learned to accept it and to be grateful for what I have.

I believe to a certain extent that my daydreaming is a symptom of me being an Empath (read this website) and that’s why I live to dream and shut down if something won’t let me do it. The reason I’m writing this post is because I have discovered this recently (specifically, yesterday). Events in my life finally make sense, dots have been connected. Some people thought I was crazy when I predicted deaths in my family, or when I knew how they felt before they told me what was happening. It is not scientifically proven, but I can tell you all the traits you read on that website are mostly true for me (the meat and antique ones do not apply to me entirely nor depression). But, this probably explains why I don’t do well in crowds and why I don’t like strangers rubbing off on me when they pass by. If I have to be in a crowd, for example when I go out with friends, then I do it without complaining. It doesn’t mean I cry and scream if I’m around too many people, but I get tired by the end of the day. I don’t know where I can go from here, but whether I’m an Empath or not, at least now I know I’m not the only one with those traits :).

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Robert Downey Jr. approves of me!

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

 

What’s up with Mother Nature?

Oh Mother Nature, you’re always up to something, aren’t you? You didn’t stopped after you gave us a terrible winter — did I mention before my vacation, I slipped and hit my back and head? I was okay, though — you had to delay Spring and kept giving us snow while my friends enjoyed the beach and sunshine. Just when I thought things were going to get better, they actually did! The forecast for today was 15 C and it really was. I could not believe my eyes, I thought I was looking at the weather in Vancouver, or my ipod was broken. I put on a hoodie and went to the bank…BIG MISTAKE.

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I felt a bit of wind when I left my place, but I did not think too much about it. I was overwhelmed by the warmth I felt. I really thought I was dreaming or that I was suddenly transported to Florida —okay, I know it wasn’t that hot, but it felt that way compared to the awful winter we had— I felt happy, I felt like all the troubles in life left me. I was singing tunes and skipping by the front yard (okay, not really).

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And then Mother Nature decided to crush my spirits by sending a hurricane-like wind all over the city. It’s like Mother Nature here in Ontario is on eternal PMS.

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But, I didn’t let that get me down. I told myself I was going to enjoy this walk even if I were to be swept by the wind. I pretty much did. The ENTIRE walk to the bank and to the market,  my hair was tangling, my hoodie almost flew away, and my glasses (yes, I wear glasses) did not protect me against the dirty dust. It is my day off today and I just wanted to go for a walk and relax, but nope, that wasn’t going to happen. I have to admit it was hilarious trying to escape the gusting winds, but Ontarian Mother Nature just loves to poke fun at me, and sometimes I just want to be left alone. Poor Sun, it comes out and shines down on us, and we can’t even enjoy its company. Seriously, what the heck Mother Nature? I’m about to lose it.

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Friendship – A to Z challenge

A to Z challenge letter for today: F

 

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Friendship

Friends do not last forever, we all know that, yet sometimes we take the good ones for granted. I guess it is in our turmoil of emotions where we get lost and forget to thank our friends for withstanding our rants. The good ones will remain by our side and help us pass the unexpected roadblocks. Do we take the time to be there for them? We do. Do we thank them all the time? Sometimes we forget. Subconsciously, we expect them to help us or stand in front of us and listen to our achievements and failures, and it isn’t our fault. However, it is in our friend duty to recognize whenever they may have surpassed  our expectations. Good friends do not ask for a reward, nor do they even ask for a gesture of gratitude, but inside them they want you to thank them. Respect your friends and do not help them because you have to, but because you love and care for them. This is a quick reminder that we DO have friends who love us, but we must return their selfless act and be good friends, as well.

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

I have a thousand aunts

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A thousand is an exaggeration, but it feels that way, and it is an amazing thing. You see, these “thousand” aunts of whom I speak are not my biological aunts, but they are the fruit of an everlasting friendship that was formed during my mum’s school years. I’m not going to mention names nor ages, because what’s important is what their sentiments have shown me.

A lot of times we take our friendships for granted, and sometimes there are poisonous friendships worth abandoning. But what they have taught me is that a solid friendship is not impossible. I have many solid friendships myself, and you have no idea how tight I hold on to them; not because I have to or I’m afraid of being alone, but because of their tremendous value they have brought in my life’ just like my aunts. “Oh,  you’re exaggerating. I’m sure they’ve made you uncomfortable at some point.” In all honesty, absolutely not. They’ve always shown me their effectiveness of ushering my life with joy. It has been countless times that my thousand aunts have been there for me and my family ; they are my family. They saw me in mum’s belly, they saw me as a baby, and they saw me growing up. I visited them and their children many times; some were older than me and some were babies and I called them ‘cousins’. I remember one of them at my 6th birthday party, he was (I think) less than a year old; he’s now in his early 20’s! In addition, I recall a visit to another aunt when I was little, and her daughters introduced  me to the Curious George series (the old school ones). My aunts opened the doors for me to explore other worlds and languages (some of their children spoke German), and always reminding me of living life in quality and not quantity.

They have always had a positive impact in my life, and responded within seconds to any struggles I, my family, or other aunts have faced. They were there when my grandma passed away, and were there last year when my grandpa passed away. They’re like the A-Team, except with Aunts, or Guardian Angels if you want a different name choice. There was even a point when one of my aunts became my substitute Math teacher. Of course, I did get in trouble with her for talking too much (at this point, my mum was used to getting these type of phone calls), but she was gracious and during that time, I enjoyed Math –after she stopped teaching me, I disliked it again (typical).

What inspired me to write this post  is the current undeserving mishaps life has brought them lately. Without going into much detail due to privacy, I can say that it is related to grief and health issues. This is one of the ways I want to honour them. However, despite everything that is happening to them, they never break, but they show courage, kindness, and Faith. What a wonderful thing is to have people surrounding you, who are selfless, and act from their hearts to ensure YOU are well. They probably do not realize the impact they’ve had in my life (and others), but I can attest to the positive imprint that they have marked (and continue to do so) in this world, and I will pass on their legacy to my future generations.

I have a thousand beloved aunts, not in the literal form, but it sure feels like it, and that’s a good thing. I feel like I have a thousand aunts, because they’re walking angels who show that friendship is everlasting. They remind me of the goodness in the world and that love and true friendships still exist. Hold on tight to those you love and the ones who love you back, because eventually, their lives and our lives will let go of each other.

PS: This is my 100th post!

 

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤