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.


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 😛


Please pray for us…

Hi there. I’d like you to pray for my sister and for the rest of my family. We’re going through hard times so I would like you to pray for us and wish my sister the best. I hope all is well with you.


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!


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 a couple. 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:

This is the photo I took of the first 2 eggs they laid. In my post EGGS!
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 😛

Join The Challenge: Comment-A-Thon 2018!

Hey guys, just wanted to spread the word on the 2018 Comment-A-Thon! I know this isn’t my posting day, but this seems really exciting!

Clara & Co.


Good morning, friends! I hope you’re all having a lovely October so far. I’m super excited for today’s blog post, but before I start, I have a few blogging updates to share. 🙂

First, you may have noticed that my blog looks different – what do you think of the new design? You can tap the “home” button on my sidebar to see the whole thing. I’d love to hear any thoughts/feedback that you guys have! 😀

Second, I started an Instagram account for my photography! I’ll be sharing some photos that you may have seen on my blog before, but I’ll also be sharing a lot of new photography. If you want to follow me, my username is @claraandcophoto.

Alright, now let’s get on to the Comment-A-Thon! This is the fourth year that I’ve hosted this challenge, and it’s always so much fun! Read below to learn more…

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29 Blog Post Ideas + My desk

Hi there! Happy Hump Day. This morning I went to the dentist and OH! Guess what! I didn’t have ANY cavities! That is rare for me. After my dentist appointment, I ate a doughnut in the car. I went to guitar lessons a couple of hours ago. I decided to write my post(s) now before I get lost in my evening-to-nighttime activity. (Volleyball, TV, mug cookie, dinner, reading, putting chickens in coop…)

29 Blog Post Ideas for those who need a reminder that you can post about basically anything.

  1. Crafts. Origami, seasonal crafts, any craft is amazing to share to people.
  2. Recipes. Have a wonderful recipe you’d like to share?
  3. Reviews. Write a personal review on books or movies.
  4. Photography. Go outside and take an outdoor photo shoot. Take pics of pets, antiques, anything.
  5. Personal event. Write about something big that’s happened in your life that really meant something to you.
  6. Uplifting quotes. Promote good doing and life with inspirational quotes and blog-speeches.
  7. Be a writer. Write a poem or a story and post it.
  8. Fun experiences. Go to an amusement park or vacation and write about it, including photos.
  9. Your entire life. Make a new series in your blog about how you got where you are now. Don’t put it in one post or people won’t read it because it’s too long. Write about your life story. Ups and downs, successes and failures, all that juicy stuff.
  10. Shopping. Write a post about your trip shopping. Include a complete list of what you bought.
  11. Embarrassments. Everybody likes a good laugh. Post about a time you embarrassed yourself in front of a crowd or lots of people. (Example: Dancing badly at a wedding.)
  12. Re-blog. Share one of your first, favorite, or most successful posts again. Your new viewers will love looking back.
  13. Best lessons learned. Share to your followers what lessons you’ve learned in your lifetime that you wish you’d known before.
  14. Tips & tricks.
  15. Ask for feedback from your blog followers. What’s your favorite TV show? Book? Color?
  16. Publish your artwork. Whether you’re an artist or a scribbler, fans would love to see your artwork, recent or old. It doesn’t matter if it’s a finger painting as a child that would be a good memory, or an amazing portrait leaving lots of awe, people love that either way.
  17. Let a follower write a post for you.
  18. Offer advice for tough situations. If you’ve been in a power outage or a bad car accident, people would love advice to keep in the back of their head.
  19. Top 10 post.
  20. List of favorite books or movies. It should be a long list.
  21. Past memories. It could be memories from childhood to last week. You can write about a silly memory or a sad one or happy… any!
  22. Write about things that you hate that other people like or vice versa. For example, everybody loves the Hobbit and Harry Potter book, but I don’t particularly like either of those series. Seriously, I don’t know why Harry Potter is so popular.
  23. Where would you move if you had to leave?
  24. Start a contest. It can be about anything, but make sure you have lots of participants.
  25. Learn something new and write about it. You can learn to knit or crochet, learn code, anything, and post it.
  26. Post your favorite music. What’s your favorite song? Artist(s)? Do you play an instrument?
  27. Read a book and write a currently-reading review. Read a new book and write your review as you are reading. They desperately tried to escape, but had no success. You might say, I don’t care if Ann doesn’t escape! I just NEED Felipe to get out. He can’t die!
     You can do that throughout the book, then write final words at the end of the review.
  28. Share your dreams and goals. Want to be a pilot? Have you BECOME a pilot?
  29. Interview family members. Your cousin might have an interesting life. Give it a try.

That’s the end of my “29 Blog Post Ideas.” I truly couldn’t think of any more because I’m under pressure. I bet that I’ll have a bunch more once I publish this post.

I decided to take a picture of my desk how it is. It hasn’t been cleaned in about a week so it got really messy. The picture is how my desk really is, I didn’t change anything except my computer to take the picture.

Yup. Really messy.

I am going to journal all of my dreams I have for the next few weeks and then post about them. I’m excited.

Have a wonderful evening!

Christina 😛