Merry Christmas!! + New Most Prized Possession Photo Shoot (Spoiler: I got a new guitar for Christmas!)

Merry Christmas, fellow bloggers! I’m SOOO sorry I haven’t posted lately. I’ve been SUPER busy, and we’ll get to that in another post. Today, we’re just celebrating Christmas! And celebrating Christmas also means celebrating my new most prized possession *drumroll please* *dudududududududududududududududaaaaa*

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A guitar! She’s beautiful. (P.S. In that photo, I forgot to take the tuner off 😊)When my family finished opening our gifts, my dad said “I think we’re missing one for Boogs,” and he went into his bedroom and came out about 30 seconds later with a gorgeous guitar with a silver bow on the neck. (oh, also, I’m “boogs.” It’s a nickname that my fam gave to me when I was like 3 years old because I “boogied” to music and stuff.) So, I freaked out, took it, and ran upstairs to play it. 5 minutes later, my dad came upstairs with my new pedal that he got me, and set it up and everything:

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After I learned to use the pedal, my dad took the guitar downstairs and started adjusting it to my needs. I love my new guitar. It’s about 2 pounds lighter than my old one, and speaking of my old one, here’s a picture of the sisters together:

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Sorry for the blurriness. 

My new guitar (the blue one) plays so much better than my old one, and my old one played excellently!

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My family is very musical. My brother plays bass and percussion, my sister plays flute and piano, my dad plays bass and is in a band, and I play guitar and I am in two unofficial bands. (By unofficial, I mean both bands are managed by a music school and every 12 weeks we play a show with 3 songs. It’s not like we have REAL gigs. I mean, I’m in 6th grade!)
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This photo shows her true colors, literally. It fades from silver to teal to blue, my favorite colors. Thanks, Mom and Dad!! 🙂 it’s called “ocean fade metallic”

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Did I mention that I also received 24 picks? It’s hard to choose a favorite.

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It’s my favorite kind of pick, that thickness and shape. You may have noticed throughout this post that I like the color blue. My favorite color is teal, though. The ones in the picture are just the new ones. These picks will last me ten years or so…

That should sum up this post, but how did my Christmas go other than my guitar stuff? Amazing. Other than what I previously mentioned, I got a green and blue lava lamp (my favorite colors), water dance speakers (I asked for the lava lamp and the speakers and got them. I’m surprised.), my grandma got me a Trench CD (Twenty One Pilots) and a $10 iTunes gift card, my brother got me a harmonica set, my sister got me this galaxy rock thing, my parents also got me a HUGE windup snow globe (I’m obsessed with those things), I got socks, hats and gloves, and Sloggers mud boots which was also on my list and if I forgot anything else, oh well. 🙂

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I took this picture a few days before Christmas. I like the angle but you can’t see the star. Also, that wasn’t all of the presents.

It was again the best Christmas ever, as I’ve said for the past 3 years or so (well it would’ve been longer if four years ago when we lived in the RV, I wasn’t worried sick that Santa wasn’t going to come because we didn’t have a Christmas tree or a chimney. It was definitely the smallest Christmas ever that year, but it payed off.)(^^^^^^ have you read the post?)

How is/was your Christmas? Do you like music? Was this the best Christmas ever? Talk to me 😛

Sincerely,

Christina ❤

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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!