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#28. Do the Cinnamon Challenge

Warning: This video contains a lot of ugly faces, coughing, gurgling, and spitting. Oh and it was also filmed on an iPhone, so that’s pretty horrific. Watch at your own risk.

You’re all familiar with the cinnamon craze that exploded onto the Youtube scene about two years ago, correct? If you have no idea what I’m talking about than consider yourself immensely lucky as you are one of the few lucky individuals who have had the pleasure of not taking part in the Cinnamon Challenge. I, up until a week ago, was also one of those rare people who decided to skip the whole cinnamon madness. However as soon as the fad passed I began to have a gnawing curiosity to find out exactly how bad the cinnamon challenge really was. So with a bit of free time on my hands I decided that it was time to finally find out the answer to this burning question. My final verdict? It is horrible. To be more precise; the first five seconds will trick you into thinking it actually isn’t that bad. But then things will take a turn for the worse and your nose will begin to burn, your mouth is zapped of moisture and all you can taste is an overwhelming amount of cinnamon that makes your eyes water and your head ache. Even after gulping down and gurgling two huge glasses of milk, my throat still felt raw and my nose burned terribly. In fact the burning didn’t subside until the next day. To say the least: I don’t even like cinnamon toast anymore.

(On another note: this video is the first one I’ve done for my week-long vlog challenge. Also my tank top was messed up in this entire video. Does this bug anyone else like it bugs me?)

May the summer be ever in your favor,

Megan

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A Bit of Writers Block?

First off I want to apologize for abandoning this blog for a while. The last time I posted about my bucket list adventures was in June! But I suppose I have a “sort of ” reason behind my disappearance. Lately I’ve just been feeling…blah. I’d been completing bucket list items left and right but when it came time to write about them I just couldn’t. I would feel distracted and twitchy and unable to sit down and put effort into blog posts. And the more I put it off the more posts I needed to make and that just added to the pressure I was feeling. So finally I decided the best thing to do was go on a hiatus. However my hiatus applied only to the blog- I have continued to make process with the bucket list and I finally feel ready to catch you all up with what I’ve done this summer. So prepare for a plethora of posts coming your way soon.

May the summer be ever in your favor,

Meagan

Here’s a picture of my dog wearing sunglasses to make up for my lack of posts:

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Singing and Dancing in the Rain

#37. Create a summer playlist.

#108. Dance in the rain. image[1]

I love rain. I love those days when the sky is gray and the world is hushed and quiet. I like the way the world seems to fall into a sort of humming silence on rainy days. I’m not saying I would like to live in a world where it only rained, because I wouldn’t, but I do enjoy the rain. And because of that I decided that I would try to dance in the rain while it was pouring – a little ode to those childhood days when I would splash in  puddles and run around until I was soaked to the bone. For the week or so I’ve been out of school I’d say half of those days have been rainy. However I was looking for a downpour and all I was getting was a drizzle. Finally about two days ago the heavy dark clouds of a storm rolled in. I waited patiently and when the sky opened up and released a torrent of rain I dashed out side. Within minutes my clothes were soaked and I was dancing with a fury I didn’t know I possessed. The storm lasted all of ten minutes and then it was back indoors to change out of my wet attire. All I can say is I had a splashin’ good time.

May the summer be ever in your favor,

Meagan

 


Last Day of School Celebration

image[1] (8)My freshman year came to an official end on June 6th, 2013 at noon. I meandered out of my classroom where I had just finished a grueling two-hour history final. To say the least I was in shock. That was it. That was my whole freshmen year. My first year of high school was over and all I felt in the pit of my stomach was a gnawing sense that I had just wasted a pivotal year in my life by worrying about tests and grades, instead of focusing on myself. Isn’t there more to life than the marks you get in school? Was the anxiety really worth it? The answer is no. No, it was not worth it and I most definitely regret some of the choices I made this year. But that’s life and you live and you learn. And I guess you’re always going to have some form of regret.But don’t worry I made sure not to start my summer in a cloud of despair. In fact I did the opposite and had myself a little party of three. And in eight hours, with the help of my friends, I managed to complete four bucket list items.

#86. Spontaneous photo shoot with friends.

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After a quick lunch of pizza and a stop at the frozen yogurt shop my two friends and I arrived at my house. We quickly changed into our bathing suits and headed for the nearest pool. A look at the deserted parking lot and instantly we knew something was up. The pool was closed but we still had hope that another pool would be open. Stop two and we realized it’s a pool for those fifty and older. With sinking hearts we pulled into the parking lot of pool #3. With baited breath we ran to the gate and saw that lifeguards appeared to be setting the pool up. A look at the schedule posted and we saw that the pool was scheduled to open in a half hour. So what did we decided to do for  thirty minutes? Have a spontaneous photo shoot on a playground of course. The pictures scattered around this post are a sampling of the many photos taken. The quality is sub par as they were taken on an iPhone, but nonetheless we all had fun.

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#40. Have a burning party.

image[1] (6)After a half hour was up we walked back to the pool expecting the gates to be wide open. Alas they were not and even worse there was no sign of the lifeguards! With a feeling of image[4]dread I realized there was only one more pool we could possibly go to. With our fingers crossed we headed to the last pool and were met with the glorious sight of opened gates. Success! We swam for a few hours in the freezing cold water and then it was back to my house for a burning party. If you aren’t familiar with the concept, a burning party is not a disturbing ritual involving the sacrifice of baby animals but rather a chance for elated students to burn all their school papers at the end of the year. I suppose it’s similar the book burnings of the second World War, however instead of burning classic literature to suppress the population from gaining too much knowledge we simply burned useless notes, failed tests, and boring worksheets. What’s interesting is that all our hard work and effort was put into those assignments and we were willing, even happy, to burn them without a second thought.  To ashes, to ashes indeed.image[4] (3)

#96. Fluffy Bunny /#99. Make s’mores.

Once again if you’re not familiar with the term, Fluffy Bunny is a “challenge” where you stuff as many marshmallows into your mouth as you can. After each marshmallow you have to say “fluffy bunny.” I’m not sure the point of the game, but I will admit I was intrigued as to how well I would do. Before starting I guessed that with my chipmunk cheeks I could probably hold up to ten marshmallows, however by the time I had three in my mouth I was seriously doubting my ability to hold four much less ten. The marshmallows quickly became a gooey mass in my mouth and sticky saliva dripped down my chin. I hit my limit at six, when my gag reflex kicked in and I heaved the mess of marshmallows up. The sticky lump fell in my hand and I quickly threw it into the fire. Next my friends tried and the results were as followed: 6, 6, 4. After that experience none of us were thrilled at the idea of s’mores, however five minutes later we had forgotten our ordeal and were roasting marshmallows. Let’s just say s’mores are much better than the Fluffy Bunny challenge.

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All in all it was the perfect way to kick off the summer!

May the summer be ever in your favor,

Meagan


#2. Go to a concert.

Losing him was blue like I’d never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
But loving him was red
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My favorite thing about concerts has to be the sense of unity between everybody. I love the way complete strangers start conversing together and how everyone knows every line to every song. I love the way everyone just lets loose for one night.  

ggWay back in December my sister stayed attached to her computer for two hours in order to secure three tickets to Taylor Swifts’s Red Tour. After five months I had nearly forgotten about the concert image[2]until the week of when my mother mentioned our tickets had come in the mail. Anyway if you hadn’t guessed my sister, her friend and I all went to a Taylor Swift concert this past weekend. In order to get to the concert venue we had to take the lightrail. The tram was packed full of people all buzzing about the concert and trying to guess what songs she would sing and what costumes she would wear. After fifteen stops we finally reached our destination and  were greeted with an overwhelming amount of people dressed in Taylor Swift memorabilia. After fighting through the crowd we enter the concert venue and immediately I lost my sister in the crowd. Alone and without my phone I nearly started hyperventilating. However my sister managed to find me quickly and for the rest of the concert she forced me to hold her hand.  To say the least I was mortified. Here I am, nearly fifteen years old and I still need my sister to hold my hand. Despite the embarrassment and the fact that a bottle of water and some fries cost fifteen dollars the rest of the concert was amazing. Ed Sheeran who was the opening act was absolutely FotoFlexer_Photodsbrilliant. And Taylor’s performance was terrific. She performed every song from her latest album as well as some of her older songs. My favorite part was when she got off stage and ran through the crowd to perform on a smaller stage that was literally only three feet away from our seats. Even better Ed Sheeran joined her on the smaller stage and together they sang their song Everything Has Changed. It was one of those perfect nights that I’ll remember  for years to come and I think it was a fanatastic way to start the summer.

May the summer be ever in your favor,

Meagan

(First post for Summer 2013! I’m a little rusty with this whole blogging thing, but I’m sure I’ll get into the swing of things after a few posts.  Anyway just wanted to say thanks to everyone who reads my posts and follows my blog. You guys are the best!)


Bucket List 2013

The 2013 bucket list is up! I’m sorry I’m two days late on posting it, but I’ve been crazy busy with end of the year school shenanigans. Anyway remember summer starts June 1st. So be ready, because this is going to be one heck of a summer.

2013 Bucket List:

  1. Go canoeing or kayaking.
  2. Go to a concert.
  3. Have a massive water fight.
  4. Hula hoop, jump rope, and play hop scotch.
  5. On a rainy day play all the board game classics.
  6. Sticky note a car.
  7. Get a 12 scoop sundae.
  8. Make a smoothie using bike power.
  9. Buy some Vans.
  10. Celebrate a foreign holiday.
  11. Get my splits and scorpion.
  12. Make a glitter piñata.
  13. Get an awesome tan.
  14. Spend a whole day relaxing.
  15. Rock a red lip and sunglasses.
  16. Fork a yard.
  17. Bicycle spokes notes.
  18. Message balloons.
  19. Coke & Mentos experiment.
  20. Play on a slip and slide.
  21. Do yoga as the sun rises.
  22. Take a Zumba class.
  23. Participate in The Thirty Hour Famine.
  24. Superglue a quarter to the ground. Wait and watch.
  25. Destroy a watermelon.
  26. Go paintballing.
  27. Learn sign language.
  28. Have a BBQ.
  29. Do the cinnamon challenge.
  30. Volunteer.
  31. Make a new friend.
  32. Be spontaneous.
  33. Go to the carnival.
  34. Go crabbing.
  35. Go fishing.
  36. Plant flowers.
  37. Create a summer playlist.
  38. Get a JUMBO snowcone.
  39. Color a pair of white canvas shoes.
  40. Have a burning party.
  41. Play messy twister.
  42. Go to an amusement park- ride all rides.
  43. Go rock climbing.
  44. Have a movie marathon.
  45. Go paddle boating.
  46. Go peach picking.
  47. Make a peach cobbler.
  48. Make peach iced tea.
  49. Create a chalk masterpiece.
  50. Walk to Dunkin’ Donuts for breakfast.
  51. Get a tan tattoo.
  52. Get a henna tattoo.
  53. Go to a drive-thru movie.
  54. Finger paint on canvas.
  55. Fix my crayon art.
  56. Throw a paper airplane off a bridge.
  57. Train for a 5K.
  58. Pierce my bellybutton.
  59. Have a lemonade stand.
  60. Make strawberry lemonade.
  61. Practice soccer and lacrosse.
  62. Create a music video.
  63. Record a vlog for a week.
  64. Use a Polaroid camera.
  65. Learn how to play poker.
  66. Free Hugs sign.
  67. Plank because why not?
  68. Start a collection of something.
  69. See a midnight showing of a movie.
  70. Wake before 8:00 am every day.
  71. Write something every day.
  72. Stay outside for 12 hours straight.
  73. Do the 5 dollar challenge.
  74. Have breakfast a midnight.
  75. Go hiking.
  76. Learn something new every day.
  77. Make a “Summer Memory Jar”
  78. Sleep under the stars.
  79. No-budget shopping spree.
  80. Attempt the accent challenge.
  81. Attempt new hairstyles.
  82. Take a photo every day of summer.
  83. Say yes to everything for a day.
  84. Go vegan for a week.
  85. Take a midnight stroll.
  86. Spontaneous photo shoot with friends.
  87. Get waffles from The Waffle Truck.
  88. Plan a successful prank.
  89. Go on a picnic.
  90. Have a fancy tea party. Crustless cucumber sandwiches included.
  91. Spend the day doing ridiculous things.
  92. Roll down a giant hill.
  93. Tie dye white shorts.
  94. Have a corn on the cob eating contest.
  95. Watch the sunset and the sunrise on the same day.
  96. Go coning.
  97. TP someone’s house.
  98. When driving shout encouragements to runners.
  99. Make s’mores.
  100. Splatter paint.
  101. Take a picture with a random stranger.
  102. See another Shakespeare production.
  103. Play tennis.
  104. Make popsicles.
  105. Make box cars.
  106. Make dessert lasagna.
  107. Make my bedroom Tumblr worthy.
  108. Dance in the rain.
  109. Run every day.
  110. Release floating lanterns.
  111. Go to the beach.
  112. Swim a lot.
  113. Put soap in a public fountain.
  114. Go rollerskating.
  115. Get iced coffee.
  116. Go somewhere new.
  117. Go ziplining.
  118. Eat cake without hands.
  119. Have fun.

May the summer be ever in your favor,

Meagan


Wake up, it’s time for School!

School starts on Tuesday (duh) and I realized some of the items on my list were ongoing, so I need to update on how those went! Here it is:

#6. Wake up every morning before 7:30 am.

It happened. Guys, it actually happened. I managed to drag my bleary self out of bed for the majority of the summer before 7:30. Success is sweet!

#19. Do 100 sit-ups every day.

Again, it actually happened. Do I have a six-pack yet? No, but hey maybe one day right?

#71. Walk el perro (dog) every day.

Except for a few burning hot humid days, Aud and me got in a daily walk pretty regularly.

#77. Go to the gym regularly/run regularly to get in shape for soccer.

It happened. Sort of. 🙂

#78. Take a picture every day of summer.

Completed!

#79. Go to the pool a ton. Perfect my cannonball.

My cannonball is the talk of the town, for your information.

#80. Get a dark tan.

Eh, not as dark as I would have liked, but I’ll take it over the sickly pallor I had before.

#93. Spend as much time outside as possible.

97.6% of my summer was spent outdoors.

#99. Actually do my chores.

My mother is happy that this one worked out.

So there you have it guys! I decided this post would be best if I kept it as short and sweet as possible. Sorry if I disappointed you. As for whether I shall keep this blog going, I’ve not decided yet. We’ll see where life takes me.

May the summer be ever in your favor,

Meagan