If Robert Downey Jr. had played Jack Sparrow

He would’ve done excellent! Not saying Johnny Depp wasn’t great, though. 

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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 ❤ ❤ ❤

 

Ellie’s Photography

Hello everyone! I know it is Monday and your hair is probably turning grey from the despair,  looks like tangled spider webs from whatever you did on the weekend, and you probably dozed on and off during the day…

 

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…but, remember that there are only 4 days until the weekend! Let’s end your Monday on an inspirational note. Here are some photos to make you smile, and hopefully inspire you :).

Ta ta for now! And do not forget to share the love 😀

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Never in my life did I imagine this would be possible

That’s what I’m going to say when I meet Robert Downey Jr, but I’m not writing this post to talk about him. I hope he acknowledges me one day :p

Something great happened today, and I am not sure if this means I’m officially grown up or I appreciate some animals more than I used to. I semi-awoke early this morning to a weird noise by my ear. I did not think much of it, I thought it was a fly that got in my room. I went back to sleep and woke up and heard the same sound again. I was still in bed and turned to face the wall, and I saw a giant, well a big beetle crawling up to the window. I didn’t know it was a beetle at first, I just stared and went, “the heck is that thing?”

Do you want to guess what I did next? No, I didn’t kill it, ran, dance, cry or marry it. In fact, I wasn’t scared at all –okay, maybe I little bit — but I decided to lure it into a bag and throw it out in the grass. I used logic, the beetle or whatever creature it was didn’t bite me, therefore it was not dangerous, so I chose to let it live. If it was a spider, I would’ve killed it or used the vacuum. It was definitely not a ‘cute’ bug, but it is the first time I’ve let a bug live, so props to me for doing that :p. Oh, but it’s not over. Get ready for a plot twist! I came back from the front yard and while I was getting ready to go out, I noticed something crawling up another wall. It was back!!!!!!! I don’t know how the thing escaped, nor do I want to know just so I won’t have nightmares tonight, but it was back, like the Terminator. I was about to scoop it out with a dust pan, but it moved and I got scared, so I threw it against the door. I saw it land on it.

I knew where it was, so I went to the door to get it and, dun dun dun, it wasn’t there! It disappeared, and I am not joking. I had to be somewhere so I decided to let it go and deal with it when I came back. I didn’t see it again. Perhaps, it came back to thank me? I’d like to think so, just for the sake of not losing my mind. What if I imagined the whole thing? I was half awake after all. What if there were TWO? I’m confused. These bugs BUG me all the time, ha ha, see what I did there? No? No? Okay…

Arwen I thought (haha another Lord of the Rings pun, get it?) I was never going to get over my fear of bugs, I guess I finally did? About scooping out spiders, I don’t know if that will happen in the near future, but maybe there is hope :p. Bugs and Arachnids rejoice! Well, not arachnids just yet.

What is the moral of all this? It is possible to overcome fears, it feels weird growing up, and be kind to bugs, they may just thank you for it :p.

 

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

 

Thank you! Merci! Gracias! Netflix!

If I ever had doubts about your greatness, oh dear Netflix, I have none now. I don’t know why I did not notice before, or perhaps you recently just added these and I missed them, but I have to thank you from the bottom of my heart for adding ‘The X Files’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes 2’. You’ve just given me a new reason to drool over watch Robert Downey Jr. I have to admit, the first Sherlock Holmes wasn’t great, but the second one was awesome, and it gives me a reason to dream about what life would’ve been if I were married to RDJ stay up late…

Okay, sorry, I was just daydreaming about being rescued by Iron Man.

Oh, and yes..The X-files, Netflix has added ALL 9 seasons of The X Files. This is beyond awesome! Oh my goodness RDJ as Sherlock…ah okay, back to The X-Files. Well, there’s not much to say about that now, is there? Yes yes, I want to go see RDJ! Thank you Netflix!

Do YOU watch Netflix? 

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

 

Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues

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Overall, I’m a happy person, even when I don’t want to admit it. It is not always easy for me to find a solution when I start singing the blues. But, first of all, I can’t sing, so I know it’s all metaphorical, but that’s already set me up for failure :p. It depends a lot on why such sadness was sung. If it’s because of my “day of the month,” and want to defeat the cramp demon, I just take a pain reliever and watch movies all day, and if I have to work, then I just go to work and suck it up.

That seems fairly simple, right? But, how about when sudden sadness kicks it? Yes, I do visit Robery Downey Jr.’s facebook page and drool at all his greatness, while I rock back and forth drinking tea, shedding tears of joy and pain all at the same time. That’s when my body decides to join in my frustration, and releases a war of a thousand cravings simultaneously stabbing me until I take charge. I binge on ice cream and potato chips, and if I didn’t hate myself enough at that moment, sometimes I go and buy a burger. You’d think that would help. Wrong. The next day I feel guilty for eating all the junk and become sad that I now have to workout a bit more than usual. But, then again, working out helps, right? Yes, unless your muscles are sore, because the food guilty made you try an intense class you haven’t done in a while. You get the idea, it’s a whole fire that you can never put out.

My solution now, is just to keep it simple and live with no regrets, as a method of avoiding singing the blues. If I feel like eating popcorn, I go and make popcorn and not worry whether it’s too early or too late to eat it. Basically, live your life in moderation and without hurting yourself and others. If you feel like going for a walk, then go for a walk. So what if it’s rainning? If it’s warm enough, get an umbrella and a jacket and go out. If you don’t have the right gear, go out anyway, let the rain fall on you and run back home and take a shower. I’ve lived in Vancouver, I know all about rain.

It’s about remembering how to enjoy life again. I listen to Enya when I write and when I feel down. I watch Lord of the Rings for inspiration. I read when I want to vent anger, because a lot of times you’ll look at other characters’ lives who have it a lot worse than you. Even if I don’t want to read, I grab the book and place it on my face. Be clumsy, be silly, be content. If it means hugging your stuffed animals, then go for it. I pray when I feel cheerful and hopeless, and if you don’t, that’s totally fine, but it works for me. Hey, even my Faith struggles at times and I don’t feel like acknowledging the guy up there. But, this is me. I can’t tell you how to live your life or give you a manual on how to overcome your own sadness.

My advice is do not prepare to be sad or for when you’ll become sad. Live your life right now, the way it feels right for you; laugh with friends, love everyone, go for the hike you’ve always wanted to do, eat that chocolate cake without feeling guilty (you know you want to). Live to the fullest so that you can remind yourself of the beauty in your life, when you feel sad. Everyday, life will bring different challenges and worries, and nothing will ever prepare you for them. I do so many things to cheer myself up, I have lost count. You grow everyday and you’ll deal with struggles in a different way. But, you have people who love you and it is important that you see this.

Bonus: I like to draw hearts a lot <3, and that cheers me up. Every status on my FB starts and ends with 3 hearts.

 

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

 

My top 10 favourite snacks

I’m a bit (just a bit) picky when it comes to food, but one thing I love is snacking! Whether I snack while I watch a movie, to satisfy cravings, or to stop myself from drooling over Robert Downey Jr, snacking is quick and fun (at least to me). So, here’s my top 10 list. I was going to write 5, but I didn’t want a snack to attack me during my sleep feel like a leftover (haha get it?). Well, of course I can’t include every single snack I like, but here are the ones I like to indulge in the most, in no particular order:

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1. Anything that has nuts and peanuts (thank goodness I have no allergies). This includes trail mix.

2. Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and frozen blueberries

3. Popcorn (not microwaved)

4. Nutella and chocolate(when I have a sugar craving)

5. Broccoli, corn, and peas mixed together

6. Cheese and crackers

7. Cheerios with almond or coconut milk

8. Boiled eggs

9. Greek Yogurt

10. Honey

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What do YOU like to eat as a snack?

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Of course! The world only rules me when I want to eat an unhealthy snack!

Happy Oscars Day!!!!!!

I haven’t missed the Oscars since I was little. It is a show I can watch, where I know I won’t see half-naked and/or naked women disrespecting themselves on television. It’s been a pleasure (no pun intended) to enjoy the great hosting skills of Ellen DeGeneres for the past 2 years. Not only does she bring charisma and laughs, but she embraces viewers and makes them feel welcome into the awards. Who else brings pizza in the middle of an award show? It’s PIZZA! PIZZA! PIZZA! Of course, it would’ve been nice, if she were to send all of us at home a free one. But, not only did she bring food, she also managed to take an awesome selfie to post on twitter! I would’ve love for Robert Downey Jr and Leonardo DiCaprio to be in it, but I guess I can’t be too greedy. 

Speaking of Leonardo DiCaprio — king player of the supermodels — I was saddened when he didn’t win the Oscar; however, I do think Matthew McConaughey deserved to win. Well, sort of, I haven’t really seen ‘Dallas Buyers Club’, but I’ve seen clips from the movie. It looked like he put a lot of emotion into his character. I didn’t recognize him when I first saw the trailer. His character really came to life, in the clips. Which is why, I’d like to see the entire movie. As for Mr. Jack Dawson, I’d rather him win for another role. I’m sure he will one day. He’s a naturally talented actor, who effortlessly portrays the true initiatives of each of his characters. You don’t see many actors, who are able to make their characters seem realistic.

Congrats to ’12 years a slave’ for winning Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. It’s good to see that this movie got the recognition it deserved. Which brings me to tonight’s disappointment, Gravity. I don’t want to completely destroy this movie with my opinion, because the whole movie is not bad or disastrous, but it is not the superb movie it was made out to be. The effects and sound were great, and I’ll give credit to the director, because making a movie is always hard work. However, in terms of plot and message — that is if you compare it to other nominated movies — it lacked substance. I do believe it is overrated, and unless they actually went into space to film, the Academy should’ve given more credit to other movies. In my opinion, there was too much hype. Sandra Bullock is a very good actress, but this movie didn’t reflect on her true talent, shown in her past movies. 

Let’s move on to Animation. Frozen took home two Oscars; one for Best Animated Film, and the other for Best Original Song (Let it Go). I couldn’t be happier. This is a very good movie for the entire family; especially, sisters. It has a simple message, which is love conquers all. 

Overall, this was a good show. I think Ellen DeGeneres did not disappoint as a host, and should be a permanent host for the Oscars. Even though, there were wins/losses I didn’t agree with, I still feel it mostly recognized true talent and hard work. I do wish it had more performances. I know the awards are already long, but I would love to see a bit more artistic expression. They can always cut the Red Carpet walk a bit short, right? :p

Let’s hope this year brings more talent, great movies, and an Oscar-winning performance for Mr. DiCaprio! He does deserve to win an Oscar, already!

 

 

Of course! The world doesn’t rule me today!