Pumpkin Patch Fair

Over the weekend, I went to a small little Pumpkin patch fair by my home. It was so cute, and I wanted to stay there forever! It made me feel like I was in an old time being surrounded by all those pumpkins. And the country music they played was absolutely beautiful!

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20141018_212233   Picked up this little guy to take a picture with him and his friends. lol

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The following day, I started gutting out the pumpkin and attempted to making Frankenstien COME TO LIFFFFEEE! But this was as close as I got. 🙂

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It was overall a BRILLIANT trip to the patch! I want to go again just to walk around.

Any pumpkin carvings for you?

The Stand-Still Blues?

Do you ever have those days where everything and everyone around you seems to still be moving, but you’re at a stand-still?

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I call this the “stand-still blues”. You feel so out of sorts, and like nothing will fix how you feel. It’s pretty bogus if you ask me. It’s unfair to feel this way when you contemplate WHAT lead to this feeling, but can’t come up with any. Huh.

Jesus. I am having one of those days, my friend. And let me add that it blows chunks.

I don’t feel productive whatsoever. I’m constantly feeling so closed off and that anything people say sounds a lot like that teacher from the Charlie Brown movies. That whole, “Womp, womp, womp…” is all I’m hearing, but am not fortunate enough to understand what exactly is being said.

Sigh.

So now I’m sitting here, at my desk at work, and pondering how to change this when we have those days. What could possibly be beneficial to giving a small nudge in the uplifting direction? I’d say sleep is required, but what if you already HAD a good night’s sleep?

Ya get me?

Do any of YOU have any remedies to curing the “Stand-Still Blues”?

Interview: Simon Rich on Guilt, Humor Writing, and Being the Worst Person Ever

Gives me hope in my writing. Brilliant interview. funny.

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Jessica Gross | Longreads | Oct. 2014 | 17 minutes (4,290 words)

By the time Simon Rich graduated from Harvard, where he served as president of the Harvard Lampoon, he had a two-book deal from Random House. Less than a decade later, the humorist has written four short story collections and two comic novels. He also spent four years writing for Saturday Night Live (he was the youngest writer SNL ever hired) and about two years at Pixar, and is now at work on a film and a television series.

Rich’s level of productivity, impressive as it is, takes a backseat to the quality of his humor writing. His stories are crystalline, eccentric, and universally hilarious. Many of the stories in his new collection, Spoiled Brats are built on an unusual premise, or told from a surprising angle. In “Animals,” a hamster narrates his wretched existence as a…

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My First Book Review!!!

So i know this isn’t one of my “10 Things About Me” challenge, BUUUUUUUUUTUH….

I just HAD to post the news. It’s probably no biggie, but to moi, it’s eh-huge!

I officially have a review on Barnes and Noble for my first book: Barriers of Commitment! I was doing my thang of checking up on sales, and voila! There it was… sitting so beautifully and next to it were five sparkling stars!!!!

Okay… so they weren’t SPARKLING… but there were five. Honest.

Here’s the review from Charisma001 left today:

Read this when it was on Wattpad. Such a great read! I’m currently saving up to buy this book, the author did such a wonderful job of creating someone so drool worthy like Nathan. This story was so heart aching,and at times I had gotten overly emotional that i cried. I’m hoping for Book 2, so I can’t wait for the next one!

I don’t know who you are, but I thank you for taking the time to review my book. That means the world to me! >_<

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3. Working on a Collage

About a year ago, I started thinking of an on-going project that I could do when school gets on my nerves. while other people were making sculptures (I suck, i really do. I’m not THAT creative), I remembered how much I am glued to my computer. Sadly, that was becoming a problem. So i decided to change it up a bit and make it out to be like i was “working on art”.

And ta-dah! Photoshop was born into my computer’s external drive.

So, i decided that since i like collages so much, i wanted to make one too. The subject of my collage came to me over a discussion with a friend who accused me that I couldn’t think of anything romantic due to my lack of… well… caring. To prove her wrong, I decided to create up different drawings that would reflect the most romantic thing between a couple: a kiss.

Yes. That’s right. Am i wrong? Probably. But that’s ok! You don’t have to agree with me. But i’ve gotten a few responses that my drawings remind them of a childhood experience or something they’d like to do with their significant others. THAT’S what my art is about. I just want to hear people’s thoughts… their feelings… it’s like… hm… how can i explain…

Okay. It’s like I’m creating a made up story, and in turn of letting someone read my “book”, I get to hear one in return. Beautiful, i know. It’s the inner writer inside. Haha. Just kidds. Maybe.

Without further stalling… here i present my “Work In Progress“: The Kiss Collage.

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2. I Go to UCR.

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 Though it wasn’t my first choice, UCR has been pleasant to attend. I don’t know what to blog about this school other than I go there to study art.

andrewcrowley_2621092c That’s right… I’m a studio art major, and NO… my classes don’t consist of me just coloring all day.

But that’d be awesome.Though not really, because I don’t like to color.Nojumbocrayons_zps82c29737

GASP! WHA–?!

I know… I know… confusing. But it’ okay. Just breathe.

Still with me? Perfecto.

This post was lame. But it is part of my TEN THINGS ABOUT ME challenge. So there’s that. Kinda boring… :/

Thanks for reading!

1. I’m a Wattpad Writer

I don’t want to burn myself out on the first day of blogging, but I thought about how I’m going to blog and every time I do, i think I’ll write a little fun post about myself. Boy, does that sound conceited!

I figure that to get myself out there, and separate from my introvert self, blogging is the best way for me to be social. Therefore, this will have to do for now. 🙂

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I’m not sure if any of you have heard of Wattpad; the hit writing network in the world right now. I stumbled upon it a few years ago when I wanted to get back into writing. I love to write, i learned, because I wrote a story halfway through when I was around twelve, but kept it put away. Once on the site, I decided to pull out that story from the shoebox i kept it in and rewrote it before it was uploaded.

Like any amateur writer, I was hoping for some feedback or a few votes, but received none. unlike on here, I was feeling a little bummed that my story wasn’t getting attention. It was competing with a whole bunch of other stories that (i read and were quite interesting to read!) i didn’t have a chance with. But then one year later, after i’ve completed my novel, all of a sudden I’m getting my inbox overfilled with comments about how i ended the story, and others commented on the story itself, some were quite devastated!

It was then that I began to ponder how long they had been reading my story, and how many others who didn’t comment were still reading it. It was exciting to say the least, but then began my journey of continuing to write. What was supposed to be only ONE book has now turned into four, possibly five.

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My story, Barriers of Commitment (book1 in the BOC Series), was officially published on Septemeber 26, 2014. It was so exciting to hear the responses about my book on wattpad. For now, no one’s bought the print copy, but like i did for Wattpad, I will have to wait patiently for those readers to stumble upon my baby and take a chance at reading it.

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It feels incredible to admit that I’m a writer, and now a published author. And i guess dreams really do come true if you work hard enough.

What’s something that you worked hard for?