My rule these days is keeping things short and sweet. It was November. It’s now December. I’m cold. I can’t believe the year is almost over and if one more person talks about it being the end of the decade I’m going to collapse on the floor and have an existential crisis.
So anyway, let’s focus on November for right now, because that seems slightly less threatening than focusing on December.
This month, I blogged about:
- Making progress on my senior project
- My thoughts on Celeste, and how playing an insanely challenging game was good for me
- All sorts of random trivia with the Sunshine Blogger Award
Also, you can watch my 1SE compilation for November 2019 via Google Drive this month. I don’t understand all of the COPPA stuff happening with YouTube, and while I don’t think it’s as big a deal as people are making it out to be, I want to wait until I understand everything before uploading anything else there. But here’s the video!
As for the rest of the month…
It’s kind of hard for me to remember everything that I did in November because it was… well, a lot. At the beginning of the month I spent a weekend visiting my friend Noelle at her school. It’s been quite some time since we saw each other last, and it was fun to hang out for a few days. (That’s her cat, Everest, that you’ll see at the beginning of my 1SE video).
I registered for classes this month too, which is less exciting but INFINITELY more stressful. I’m all set for my last semester of classes though, which is… an interesting feeling. I’ll report back once I figure out if it’s a good or bad feeling.
Hannah and I went on another trip to see Wolves At The Gate this month too! This time our travels took us to Cleveland, and we made it all the way there and back in one day. It was a long journey, but I don’t think I’d have it any other way. Bonus: I met her new kitten, Pluto, and I finally got a picture with WATG after the show!
Both of my parents celebrated their birthdays this month too. Dad was actually near my school on his birthday, so he came by and we got to spend some of the afternoon together. I went home for Mom’s birthday, and our whole family was together, so that was nice too.
And last but not least, we celebrated Thanksgiving at the end of the month. My church held a “turkey dinner” the Sunday before, and then we had a family meal together on the actual day. The food was delicious and I already miss it.
A lot of November was getting to spend time with friends and family, and so it was just a good time. I’m so grateful for all of the memories that we made together and for the ways that they’ve encouraged me this month.
In the middle of all that I was also…
Season three of both My Hero Academia and The Dragon Prince! I really enjoyed both of them – I think we got to see a lot of character development in both casts, which I always love. The Dragon Prince was especially fun, since a lot of major plot points were brought together this season. I’m always impressed by how much they can fit into a nine-episode season.
EVERYTHING FOR SCHOOL. I read Book 3 of The Faerie Queene which is my favorite of the ones we read, and now I’m working my way through John Milton’s Paradise Lost. My politics class tackled John Locke’s Second Treatise and John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty this month as well. On a more exciting note, I bought the audiobooks for Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom during Audible’s holiday sale, and I’m looking forward to re-experiencing those after exams are done.
“Who I Am” from Wage War’s latest album Pressure, “Lines of Your Hands” from The Devil Wears Prada’s album The Act, and “Black Light” from Violence by My Epic. I discovered all of these songs on the trip to Cleveland. Thanks Hannah!
I finished the main story of Celeste! As I guessed when I wrote my blog post about it, it was really satisfying to reach the summit of the mountain, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel rather proud of myself. I still have two more postgame chapters waiting for me, but I decided to take a break to play Pokemon Shield which came out this month! I’m in love with Wooloo. It’s my new favorite Pokemon.
Around the Internet
- This cat who joined an NFL football game
- Blimey Cow – Why you don’t have a significant other
- Jordan Taylor – How to-do lists hack the human brain
- Did You Know Gaming? – Satoshi Tajiri: How Pokemon Was Made
This month, I’m thankful for new buttons, a cozy bed, Chick-Fil-A Milkshakes, my leather jacket, sweatpants, ice cream, winter coats, assignment extensions, cooking class, new boots, internships, kittens, EZ-Pass, Sheetz, Celeste, Spotify, new Pokemon (Wooloo!) going home, slippers, and winning NaNoWriMo.
How was your month? Did you read, watch, or listen to anything especially exciting? For all of my American followers, how was your Thanksgiving? For everyone else, what are you looking forward to in December? I’d love to chat with you in the comments!
Until next time!