1 Year Blogiversary!! (Blog Party)

Howdy! Guess what! Well, I’m sure you didn’t have to guess because of the title of the post, but guess anyway!

TODAY  IS MY 1ST BLOGIVERSARY!

I’ve really enjoyed sharing this wonderful first year of blogging with you all. Thank you!

We’ll celebrate by having a blog party! Just comment a short paragraph about yourself with a link to your blog, and check out new blogs!

What: Blog Party on Creative Critique.
When: Now.
Where: Here.
Why: Creative Critique’s 1st Blogiversary!
How: Post a link in the comments with your name and a short bit about yourself. Check out other blogs and have fun!

So let’s celebrate!

Also, happy Veterans Day! Today it’s 100 years since WWI ended. Thank any veterans in your family or anyone currently serving our great nation. Now let’s party!pusheenparty

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Imagine Dragons ORIGINS!

I’m surprised. Touring from 2015-2020(if they’re touring for their new album, then it would be 2019 and 2020.) They wrote their 2nd album Smoke + Mirrors and went on tour in 2015 and 2016, and wrote their 3rd album Evolve while on tour for Smoke + Mirrors. Then they toured for Evolve in 2017 and 2018 (my experience at my local concert for Evolve) and now, if they tour for their newest album Origins, that will add two more years of touring. But as of now, they haven’t released any tour dates. They are playing a few more shows in November and December, though. But there’s no chance I’m flying to Mexico or Vegas to see them.

So it’s out today! Whoo hoo! I don’t like it as much as Evolve, but that’s to be expected if I’ve only heard some songs once. But I’m loving Zero, Natural, and Machine! You should check them out! I also think that the names of the songs are getting cheezier, like “Love.” I mean, who would name their song “Love?!” *Imagine Dragons did, Christina!*

You should check out Imagine Dragons’ new album Origins, out 11/9/18. I don’t like it too much yet, but I’m trying to!

What’s your favorite band? Song? Do you like Imagine Dragons? Tell me!

– Christina 😜🎶🎵🎼🎹🎧🎙🎸

Two Books That Remind Me of Today

Hello, hello! Sorry I didn’t post for the last couple post days. I kinda was out and forgot… so I disbanded my posting days! *Hello, random posting days!* Today I will be posting about books that remind me of today. Now, I read lots of dystopia and I am definitely not saying that society today is like dystopia. But in some books, there’s hints of reality. Also, thank you all for the 50 followers!

The Giver is a book about a society that has taken away pain and strife by converting to “Sameness”, a plan that has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives. Jonas is selected to inherit the position of Receiver of Memory, the person who stores all the past memories of the time before Sameness, as there may be times where one must draw upon the wisdom gained from history to aid the community’s decision-making. Jonas struggles with concepts of all the new emotions and things introduced to him: whether they are inherently good, evil, or in between, and whether it is even possible to have one without the other. The Community lacks any color, memory, climate, or terrain, all in an effort to preserve structure, order, and a true sense of equality beyond personal individuality.the_giver_first_edition_1993

This book reminds me of today because now, everybody is going with the latest trends and they are all the same. Some today take depression meds which take away your hard feelings, and granted — some really do need it, but lots of those feelings are called life. We all have them. The first bit I read of this book, I related reality to it. I’d recommend this book to everyone. The movie is good too.

The Hunger Games series is also one. Not so much the first book, but Catching Fire and Mockingjay are realistic in some sorts. The Hunger Games universe is a dystopia set in Panem, a country consisting of the wealthy Capitol and 12 districts in varying states of poverty. Every year, children from the districts are selected to participate in a compulsory televised battle royale death match called The Hunger Games.

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http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/The_Hunger_Games_trilogy

This reminds me of today because of things that people will do for television or views. In this book but more commonly movie, it revolves around a TV show in the future. The Capitol is hiding things from the country until Panem starts to wake up.

Drop a comment! Have you read any realistic books? What’s your opinion?

-Christina 😛

14 Game Facts

Hello, happy Wednesday! Exactly two weeks until Halloween! That’s why I decided to tell you 14 game facts. Here goes nothin’!

  1. The longest recorded played game of UNO lasted 3 hours and 10 minutes.
  2. Monopoly was literally a lifesaver in World War II. The Nazi army allowed the British government to send games to their POW soldiers. With the cooperation of the game’s publisher, the Brits hid real money within the stack of Monopoly money as well as compasses, metal files and a folded silk map. (Because silk wouldn’t disintegrate like paper. The soldiers were able to use those supplies to flee from the POW camp.
  3. Monopoly: Marvin Gardens doesn’t exist. It was supposed to be Marven Gardens but it was a typo that was never fixed.
  4.  Jenga is Swahili for “Build”
  5.  Talking is not permitted during a game of Chess. “Check” is not required. Only “Checkmate.” when the game is over.
  6. All the Scrabble tiles ever created would fit around the Earth 8 times.
  7. There are Dora The Explorer and Spider-Man versions of Chutes and Ladders now.
  8. The phrase “back to square one” likely originated from Chutes and Ladders.
  9. A woman created Candy Land for children recovering in a hospital but later sold it to Milton Bradley.
  10. The longest game of Monopoly lasted 70 days and they played for 54 straight hours.
  11. The longest game of underwater Monopoly lasted for 45 days.
  12.  Backgammon originated in Persia over 5,000 years ago.
  13. Senet is the oldest known board game, found in Predynastic and First Dynasty burials in Egypt from 3100 B.C.
  14. The name tic tac toe comes from a game by the same name, no longer played, in which players with their eyes closed tossed a pencil down onto a slate marked with numbers, and earned the score the number indicated — something like blind darts. The game dates back to the mid to late 1800s.

What was your favorite fact? What’s your favorite game? Drop a comment!

Christina 😛

*P.S. I’d also like to announce….. THE HEN BLOG! I’ve started a blog about hens, and I’d love for you to check it out!

BAND!

Hi, happy weekend! I’m so sorry that I didn’t post Wednesday. I was EXTREMELY busy practicing guitar before BAND PRACTICE!

This has been a really long week. Wednesday, I spent almost 4 hours practicing guitar for band. Thursday night after volleyball was my first band practice. They started almost a month ago, but my teacher knew that I could catch up. I believe that we are playing in December, but I’m not 100% sure.

I’m very excited! *My chickens laid another gigantic egg with another egg inside it! Another!*

Well, that’s the end of my short post!

Christina 😛

Chicken Update + Dreams in the past 3 nights

Hello hello! Guess what? At the place where I guitar lessons they fit me into the band program! It already started a few weeks back, but my teacher thinks that I can catch up. Want to know something sad? I lost my tuner. It’s like 15 bucks or something. And it’s red. You don’t often see those anymore. So NOW, I have to tune it by ear because I LOST MY TUNER!


My chickens are all laying regularly now. We’ve named them: Nugget, Ethel, Martha, Scramble, Cuckoo, Flash, Chickyn, Cashew, Sugar, and Drumstick. I still haven’t named 1. Have any name suggestions?

Yesterday, I was sitting down and Nugget was getting ready to take a nap on my lap *haha that rhymes* and Cuckoo (I named her today after an incident) jumped on my lap. Nugget freaked and started pecking Cuckoo. They pecked each other on my lap and Nugget jumped off and ran away. Then Cuckoo started pecking ME! She scratched my PJ pants like they were grass, and she was walking all over my stomach and lap. She kept pecking me and it HURT! Then she started walking up my stomach and I pushed her off.

Today, I sat down in the same spot, and Cuckoo jumped on my lap and started pecking me again. She did basically the same thing as yesterday, but today she climbed up my stomach and ONTO MY HEAD! I stood up as her claws were digging into my scalp, and her feet tangled around my hair. I ran around, trying to get Cuckoo off of my head. That’s when I named her Cuckoo. If you saw me, you’d see a tween running in circles with a live chicken on her head, yelling at the chicken. After about 15 seconds of that, Cuckoo decided that maybe I didn’t want poopy chicken claws digging into my brain, or maybe she realized that my head wasn’t a roost. 🐓

*Update. I decided to add a size comparison from when my chickens first started laying to now:

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This is the photo I took of the first 2 eggs they laid. In my post EGGS!
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This is a photo I took just a few days ago. I apologize for the blurriness.

Dreams I remember from Wednesday to Thursday:

I was playing a game where you had to get the player from the other team wet with some sort of liquid, and the other team had 20 players and my team, at the time, only had 1—me. I remember I used some sort of hand sanitizer gel that hardened like Jell-O and I put it into this baking mold somehow. Then this kid and someone else who I didn’t pay attention to came behind me. I knew that he was on my team. He must’ve been around 7 or 8 years old.

 The hand sanitizer Jell-O worked out, I think. It hit one of the teammates hidden in some sort of auditorium. Then—here’s the crazy part—the leader of the other team decided to change the rules to “everybody has to get wet to lose.” The leader of the other team was my volleyball coach.

Now, volleyball was that evening. I totally forgot Wednesday that Thursday night was volleyball. I don’t know if it was a coincidence that I had 2 volleyball related dreams, but if my brain can remember that in my SLEEP, I’m good 😛😁! I seemed to have forgotten that my coach was on vacation, though.

I couldn’t argue, so I did all these things that left me thinking really hard leaving me with a headache when I woke up. Then the boy on my team decided to go to his grandma’s house for some reason. There was snow on the ground, and the entire house was lit with Christmas lights. He warned me that if we walked by these stairs, it would wake his grandma and for some reason we couldn’t. I accidentally woke his grandmother so we had to hide for some reason.

That was a nightmare almost! Why, the first night, must I have had a nightmare? Then the dream changed.

I was practicing volleyball in this plastic-fenced area. How, I don’t know because it was crowded with 10 other people, and it was probably less than 10 feet wide and 5 feet long. There was this lady practicing tennis and then I somehow teleported to a basketball hoop. She served this huge tennis ball to me. Then I was back in the cage thing practicing volleyball.

Dreams Thursday to Friday:

All I remember is that my sister was making a chocolate cake with the frosting in the shape of a cat, and she was trying to fit this rainbow lollipop over the cake but it wouldn’t fit so she just jammed it right over the face of the cat-cake.

Dreams Friday to Saturday

I had to live with this family and they were really snobby and the two girls got to have a loft with amazing wallpaper and my room was like a trophy ledge on the wall. 😴🛏


Any thoughts? Have you ever ran around with a maniac chicken on your head? Do you remember your dream(s) last night?

Have a lovely (rest of) day!

Christina 😛