A Room Tucked Away

An extra room has magically been added to your home overnight. The catch: if you add more than three items to it, it disappears. How do you use it?

I know I’m three days late to this particular writing prompt from The Daily Post. Still, I’d like to take a whack at it.

This kind of reminds me of the Room of Requirement from Harry Potter, really. The only thing is that you bring in your own things, and it seeeems like you can’t change the things you bring in there.

After reading a couple of responses, the one thing that has struck out most to me was the idea about three of the walls being ceiling to floor windows. I forgot who’s idea that was though. Bah! Still, the idea of large windows in place of walls is pretty nice. For the ground.. It’d be nice if it could change every now and again.  It can be a plush carpet for a while, and then change to a nice sandy area where you can dig your toes in and lightly massage them through the clumps. It could also be fresh grass–green, slightly dewy, and definitely not the itchy kind.

Aside from the ever-changing floor and ceiling-to-floor windows, it might be nice to have Christmas lights, too. They’re nice decoration, provide enough light to see by, and are dim enough to not hurt your eyes. The second item would have to be a nice and comfortable-sized padded porch swing. I thought about swings but sometimes they end up making my legs sore–not from swinging, but from how the swing wraps and tightens around my hips. With the porch swing, I can swing without getting too uncomfortable. It’s a gentle rocking that soothes my mind and body. That, combined with the different sorts of floors planned, should lead for a pretty magical and relaxing time. The third and final item.. I’m stuck with either a good book that changes whenever I finish, a music player connected via wifi (because no more than 3 items) that would play really any sort of music I desire, or thirdly –a good pie that replenishes itself.  Unless the Christmas lights were to be included as a function of the room and not an actual item. If not that, then hopefully it does mean I can rotate the items.

This room would be used for relaxation of any sort. Just a place to get away when the world is pressuring you in an uncomfortable way. It’s a nice place to listen to your own thoughts, or to clear your mind. I can see myself coming in this room a lot over the time present.

I’m going to go ahead and assume that this room is “password-protected.” It’d be very nice if, like the Room of Requirement, it would show up whenever I needed it or was thinking about it. It’d be a secret to everyone else. Maybe it would even function in a way similar to the Harry Potter spell ‘Repello Muggletum,'(Muggle Repelling Charm) in that whenever someone got curious of the room or where I was always disappearing to, they’d suddenly find something else they needed to do and would forget all about the case.

Ok, I think I really need this room to happen, now. haha Now I present the question to you: what would you want in your 3-item-limit room? It can be anything!

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Alright.

I realize that I have let myself seriously fall behind in my blog posts. I know that I’ve mucked up the challenge by taking this break, by not pushing through and making sure I make those deadlines. 

But it’s okay.

This is something that I had set for myself and, like everything else, I can fluctuate. I know things don’t always work out for me. I know I have things I do outside of this blog. I am a college student, afterall. I have not failed. I will pick this back up, and I will succeed this challenge. So fear not! I will be back after my bout with finals. I will have content for you to keep reading to your heart’s content! (If anyone reads, that is. I’m really unsure of traffic… but it’ll be here!) 

Until then, I bid thee all adieu. If you’re stuck in finals, good luck! I will see you on the other side.

Ten. Eleven. Twelve. Thirteen.

Ten. I’ve reached that magical number where I tend to fall off the universe and either never post again, or end up creating yet another blog or account elsewhere and start posting there instead. I can’t say that I plan it that way. I never realized it until I started going in today and counting the number of posts in certain other sites I had. Eleven. How is it possible that I don’t seem to pass this number? Twelve. Makes me wonder what else on the internet dies off or begins at 10. There’s fourteen. Then fifteen after that. There’s also the end. Maybe it comes from emphasis on learning only one through ten as a child, and then struggling to get to ‘sevten’ (seventeen). Then there’s that huge focus on youth and on the numbers that make up the ‘teenage years’ As if life ends when you pass that age. Heh. Whatever the reason, it’s high and mighty time to get to the next set of numbers. I want that gold star next to my name. I want that extra free time. I want that ‘free pass’ card. I guess all it takes is one more blog post. A few words will do; it’s just a couple of hundred words. It certainly isn’t like I don’t have millions of ideas running through my mind at all times of the day. I just need to sit and write. Type. Talk. Connect. Now is as good time as any.

Look, look!

….apparently it likes playing tricks on me by not posting whatever I had typed in..

IN ANY CASE—why do distractions come at the most inopportune (or opportune) moments? I’ve been procrastinating on studying for that midterm. I don’t see it going well, to be perfectly honest. Hopefully the prof was bluffing and we actually do have an exam in which materials covered in class will be included on the test. Urgh. Why couldn’t we have taken this earlier? There’d be less readings to cover for tomorrow ;~; Still. I must trudge on! Victory is less than a month down the road! Graduation here I come~ 😀

Sorry All!

(and mostly to myself.) I know I promised one post a day at the very least, but I have been extremely busy this weekend and without internet. Thus, I haven’t been able to even look at what I’m supposed to be blogging about this weekend. I have a big midterm tomorrow (Monday) so I don’t know if I’ll even be able to finish posting by then. Right now I’m looking to Wednesday as my catch-up date. I hope you all have a good (rest of the) day! See you then. 😀

May Blog Challenges!

Yesterday (well, up to two hours ago) was the first day of May.  With it came the end of my first month (or two weeks, really) on WordPress.  I’ve been having a lot of fun with it, but I feel like I need a little something to kick things up here. As such, I figured it would be a good idea to do a 31 day blog challenge! I’ll admit, I didn’t really find many, and even less were appealing or simple.  I did, however, narrow it down to three challenges. Two of them were blog challenges, the other is a photo blog challenge. I’m debating doing all three. I know I should have time, if I schedule myself accordingly. I’d have to do a few posts in advance, though, seeing as my weekends I 1–don’t carry my computer around during the weekends and 2–I’m usually extremely busy on those days. Then, there is the fact that I’m a student and therefore have midterms and other work to do. Add in that I want to do my own regular posts? It’s a lot of work. I don’t know if it’s too much to take on for someone who’s just starting off. I mean, I’m sure that I want to do a challenge. I know that I don’t want to make excuses for myself.  But I do also have to think realistically. And so, I have just decided that I will do two of the three challenges. In any case, one of the blog challenges is for 30 days. May has 31.

This particular blog challenge I got from Megan Smith (after scrolling endlessly through the tags).
31 Day Blog Challenge

 

As for the Photo a Day Challenge, I got it from zkmommy.

 

May Photo a Day Challenge

 

They seem pretty simple. I’m going to be starting this a little late, as it’s already May 2nd. Luckily, the first post on each challenge is the same so maybe I’ll combine those two. If anyone else wants to do either of these challenges with me, go ahead and comment or like. Let me know what you think!

I’m a Penderess.

Have you guys ever just sat there, mindlessly messing with your hands, only the slight pressure of an object in your hand giving you any idea whatsoever of what you’re actually doing or what you may look like?  Yeah, that’s me. I like to feel pressure on my hands in some form or another.  This could be me scratching at the insides of my hands, popping my knuckles, or tapping my nails away at the desk top.  The thing I find myself doing most of all is playing with the clip of pens.  I’ll use it to scratch between my fingers (when there’s no itch, mind you), to run on the crease between the inside of my nail and my finger, to make the soft snapping sound as it bounces back once its been pulled.  I know exactly when I’m doing it. I don’t know why I do it, it’s just something I like. It gives me something to focus any anxiety or nervousness on.  Unfortunately, it’s also the cause of many of my pen’s untimely disfigurations.  Yes, that’s right.  Those pen clips? They snap off. Just hearing that slight snap, probably as noticeable as a click of the pen top to others, resounds loudly in my ear.  The horror creeps up on my face as I slowly look down and realize what I’ve done.  I’ve killed yet another pen.  I’m a pen murderess. A penderess? Perderess? This really bums me down because I absolutely LOVE pens. I love knowing that there’s something just sitting there, waiting for me to pick it up and record my thoughts with, the ink coming out like in ribbons.  It’s so beautiful, really. Call me weird, haha. I just really love how beautiful pen ink (and sometimes, the actual pens. For those companies/people that combine the beautiful design with the perfect flowing ink: you guys are geniuses. I love you.)  As you can probably guess, I’ve just snapped off yet another pen clip. Do I think ‘oh well, that’s fine, I have plenty of other pens’? No. Absolutely not. The first thing that goes through my mind is ‘Shit. I’ve done it again. My beautiful peeennn!” The next? “How can I put it back?” It’s absolutely ludicrous! The first thing I want to do is superglue it back! How in the heck–that isn’t even possible, is it? Not even if it was a clean break! It just wouldn’t have the support it did before, it wouldn’t have the same seamless look.  It’s just not the same!

Okay maybe I’m making a ruckus out of nothing.  Maybe it’s too big a reaction. I don’t know. I just know that I’m a Penderess, and that I need to stop snapping the pen clips off.  Will I be successful? I don’t know. I guess I’ll see in a few weeks.