À la plage.

Hello everybody! Last week, I was at my sister’s place, which happens to be near the beach.
I did a few bucket list items there.
#7. Pull an all-nighter.
This one was kind of a fail, but I’m not willing to attempt another all-nighter, so I’ll count this one. I did this the night before/on which I was supposed to leave for my sister’s place. Up until 3.30 am (which was when I was supposed to “wake up”) I listened to music & kinda zoned out. Then I “woke up”, got dressed, & left for the airport. By the time I got into the plane, it was already 6.15 am, which was when my all-nighter officially got completed. Yay.

#12. Build a sandcastle.
We attempted to make a sandcastle without buckets & shovels, & this was the outcome.

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Voila!

#54. See the sunrise.
We set our alarms for 5 am as the sunrise was to be at 5:47 am (we googled it). We finally got out of bed at about 5:15, & we left the house a bit after 5:30, which resulted in us reaching the beach just in the nick of time (walking to the beach that’s the closest to the house takes 15 minutes).

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While heading to the beach.

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Fossa ooh!

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Fossa aah!

After watching the sunrise we had breakfast at a 24-hour restaurant at the seaside. It was great.

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#4.Go bowling. 

We went mini bowling at the local arcade. It was quite fun (except for the part that I didn’t win).

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The ball was so tiny!

Afterwards we played air hockey. And then we attempted to play a car racing game in which we couldn’t quite understand the objective.


Here are some other pictures from the trip-

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tried to take a tumblr-esque picture.

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On the boat to the beach.

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tryin’ to be artsy.

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prettyyy.

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I think this was a river?

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Until next time,
Briar

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Camp!

Howdy! How’s everything going? 😀

As I mentioned in my previous post, I went to camp 2 weeks ago for 6 days of non-stop awesomeness, after which normal life feels really bland 😦 I’m still trying to adjust.

The funny thing about this camp was that I was with my school friends (my best friend Cody wasn’t there, though), because this camp was organized by our school, plus there were kids from another school. We lived in tents, & there were 8 people allowed in each tent (but on the last day, we managed to have a sleepover in the tent I was in, so that night there were 15 people in our tent XD). It was freaking cold there during the morning & evening, but the afternoons were stifling.

And as for why we had a sleepover with almost double the amount of people allotted to each tent, it’s because, well, I feel kinda dumb saying this, but there were these stories going around at dinner that night that some evil spirit thing has been coming to the woods that were next to the row of our tents at exactly 2 am everyday, & he had this huge axe kind of thing with him, & once you saw him he would disappear within an instant. All of us were already extremely tired from the day’s activities, so none of us actually bothered to use our brains, believed the story, & got gigundo scared. So two of our friends (there were too many of us so we had to split up into seperate tents) decided to stay in our tent, then 4 of the girls from the other school came over too because their school’s kids were so freaked out that they had started making a huge deal out of it & called up their parents to pick them up & these girls got really irritated by that (not to mention it was scaring them too), plus one of our tent mates’ friend came over too.

In my Autumn Bucket List’14, there were 2 tasks that were to be completed at camp, which I managed to knock off the list, plus I did another task there too.

#29.Play a crazy prank at camp.

My friends & I played a bunch of idiotic pranks on each other all day, everyday, & none of them were really thaaat crazy, but I think that the one I’m counting for this task was quite memorable.

Basically what happened was that we all were returning to our tents one evening, & me & one of my friends (let’s call her, um, Sal for now because I really can’t think of an appropriate nickname for her right now) decided to put leaves (you know those little oval ones?) in another of our friends’ hoodie. So we gathered a handful of those leaves & sneaked up behind our friend just as we were reaching the tents & we slipped them into her hoodie, & she was like “Whaaa-?!” Naturally, my reaction was to yell out “Yay!” & jump with joy, but the thing is, I didn’t realize that I’m standing right under a tree that had really low (& thick) branches, so I ended up getting hit really hard on the top of my head & falling down. Right there on the ground. In front of everyone. Brilliant.

#28. Pull an all nighter at camp.

It wasn’t exactly an all nighter, but I’ll count it as one, because we really didn’t have it in us to stay up all night after a tiresome day of activities, & then be woken up at 4:30 am with our instructors running all around outside, heartily shouting “Wake up, everybody! Wake up!”

We just managed to stay up later than usual. So, yeah. And it was the same night as that Evil Spirit/Illegal Sleepover night. We stayed up talking about random stuff & eating cup noodles & stuff.

#27.  Accomplish something on my Life Bucket List.

At camp, we went zorbing (which is task #49 on my Life Bucket List)! Woohoo! It was one of the best parts of camp.

To be honest, I was terrified of going into a plastic ball & getting rolled around, & at one point I considered backing out of it, but then I realized that it would be utterly dumb, because, seriously, haven’t about a million people already done it? Exactly. Plus, I had my lucky socks on, so, yep.

I’m glad I didn’t back out, though. It was amazing, & according to me, it’s one of those things everyone should try at least once in their lives.

<< The photos are in my friend’s phone, so I’ll add them here once I get them from her! 🙂 >>

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Sayonara!

-Briar

And comments make me happy. Just saying.

3 more tasks done from the Summer Bucket List

In the past week, I did 3 more items from my summer bucket list, two of them with my cousin AKA The Pancake Monarch (because she likes pancakes).

#21. Make a luxe headband.

I found this tutorial on Pinterest on how to make a luxe headband. Here it is-

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Le tutorial

Painting the feathers was a nightmare. It isn’t as easy as it looks.

Feathers!

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The effort & the stained fingers were totally worth it though.

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The final product.

I only used about 9 or 10 feathers at the most. I have no idea what I’ll do with the remaining 40 or something.

#19. Make pink lemonade.

I did this task with The Pancake Monarch. We grabbed a large bowl, lemon juice, sugar & water & I started making the lemonade while Pancake Monarch searched for the red food colouring (we didn’t have any pink food colouring). I was talking to her while absentmindedly pouring the lemon juice in the bowl. I didn’t realize that I had poured in the equivalent of about 11 lemons (I was supposed to pour in of about 3 or 4). I poured in the water without looking at how much juice I’d poured in, while Pancake Monarch finally found the food colouring. She put in 4 tablespoons of sugar in the bowl while I added the food colouring.

When we tasted it, well, you can imagine our faces. Pancake Monarch added lots of sugar- so much that we had to add more lemon juice after that.

Our magnifique lemonades

Our magnifique lemonades

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#23. Pull an all nighter.

The Pancake Monarch & I did this task the same day we made the lemonade. Although Pancake Monarch fell asleep at around 3 am, I managed to stay awake till sunrise. All we did was eat cake, drink Coke, click cringe-worthy pics, & play UNO. After Pancake Monarch fell asleep, I listened to my still-under-construction summer playlist, watched 82DaysOfSummerDaze’s videos on YouTube (their blog posts/vlogs are awesome- I really don’t know how I didn’t know about their blog last summer), browsed Pinterest & painted my nails. After seeing the sunrise, I pretty much immediately fell asleep.

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Still haven’t thought about how to end blog posts,

Briar