September Round Up // Awkward Teachers & Buttons


September's been a crazy month, friends! A ton of things have happened this month, and it's all flown by so fast, just as the slices of cake that's been devoured by my family for quite sometime. This a new series I'm going to try to do, mainly because these next several months will be busy and I won't be able to write as many full blog posts about recent events as I'd like, although I'll try my best.

// Went to homecoming for the first time. I may have slightly procrastinated in going to school dances, but a lot of the time legitimate reasons popped up, mostly revolving around musical theatre. It’s honestly super fun to have the Spanish exchange guys to go and scream in the middle of your dance circle because they think something cool is happening due to our group just chanting really loud with the music. What’s really cool is being crowded behind a ton of sweaty bodies all jumping (because face it, NO ONE knows how to dance) with everyone singing aloud to “Don’t Stop Believing.”

// Playing Scrabble against the Spanish kids and them (accidentally) thinking I’m a native speaker??? The day before they left (as they’re from Spain) converged with Mexico’s Independence Day, so those two events lead to having a board game day, where this guy and I played the game against two exchanged but with Spanish words. I hadn’t played the game since I was six, so I was slow, but I kept hashing out consistently these long Spanish words I knew to the point the two girls we played against kept shouting at me and I just sat there really awkward.

Friend two seconds before saying, "Turn your hair around like a hair commercial!"

// Taking senior photos! My friends and I decided to take photos on a limb so I dragged them to the forest near my house and we kept throwing leaves up into the air and jumping up unstable tree trunks on a curved hill. As for me, I wandered around different towns near by to take photos. In fact, the cover photo from my previous post is a shot of that.

// Squealing in front of the teachers??? On accident? I had been looking for something that day and was not feeling okay as I went through the halls looking in the ground. As I was heading back to third hour, three language teachers kept blocking the door. My science teacher last year came by walking with his coffee mug, and my brain, still out of it, automatically assumes his coffee mug is aimed at my face so I squeal and rush back inside. This was not the mortifying part, no: not only did I get a talk down about how I wasn’t scared of my former APES teacher, but the language arts teachers then start to mimic how I looked and sounded walking into the classroom in front of me, hands in their head, leg popped up bent and making weird squealing noises. Never again do I want to see something like that.

// Volunteering! I helped out at a civics fair in town using a button maker and I guess people are impressed by it. It’s incredibly awkward to go out and have so many local organizations and news reporters video recording you that I literally squeaked, “I am the mighty button maker.”

// My birthday. I’ve officially Lieseled? And it’s a weird feeling? I still can’t comprehend that I’m seventeen! I starting this blog when I was still twelve! Agh!

// Book festival! There’s going to be a much greater elaboration post on this, but I was tons of fun! I can’t spell any of the words from The Mortal Instruments right, but give me Harry Potter and I’ll rock against the competition.


// School! Don’t get me wrong, I love it, but my classes are posing a challenge and I can tell you I’m often more stressed than I am relaxing. The terrible jokes in Physics and Calc have been helping me out.

// A girl spilled her breakfast, mashed chocolate bananas, in the bathroom, and combine that with toilets and it looks like someone threw up, so I stood their gagging until I helped her clean up.

// Nothing much else, really...

Let's explore the woods, they said. It'll be fun, they said.

It’s been the number one factor why my posts have been so limited. I’ve been working on Cahira and the Ghosts plus some other projects for a time now and besides school and college, those projects are my main priority thus placing blogging on the back burner. I have some upcoming writing deadlines soon I’m exceptionally nervous about, so please bear with me? I’ll try to reply to comments by the end of this weekend though.

// There’s a playlist with some dated songs that’s been on repeat not because of nostalgia, but instead the calming feel that’s associated with studying. My favorite tracks are “Poet, Solider, King,” by the Oh Hellos and “1234” by Colony House. Other than that, I’ve listened to some older Bruno Mars, Lorde’s Melodrama and more people.



// Reread The Lunar Chronicles which I haven’t read since the end of my freshman year, and now I’m a senior??? LIFE GOES BY SO FAST.

// Watched You’ve Got Mail, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Jackie, La La Land, and Sherlock Holmes, a stark contrast to what I usually watch mostly because the past Fridays consisted of my grandmother and I being the only members present in our house while everyone else is out partying or watching a movie out. I can’t help but sing “Moon River” aloud because it’s such a good song! Also rewatched some of Stranger Things to prep for season two and started watching Friends for the first time.


I’ve solidified most of my universities. This month has been impeccably busy getting my footing with my classes, so a lot of the time really consisted on just focusing on that. Thank goodness I did a huge chunk of my college applications over the summer or I would have been melting under the mess of stress I’ve created for myself! I’ll be doing some Senior Sunday posts just revolving about what I’ve been doing for that (along with some weird things I’ve learned along the way) just to help with people who may be going through the process in the future so keep an eye out!

How is your September? Are you excited for fall to get into full blossom? Seniors, are you excited for these next several months (and if you're not, still contact me for a collab because I have ideas)? Is everyone ready for NaNoWriMo (which is in about a month, ahhh)?

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    1. Thank you, Evangeline! I feel old but I’m also not that old??? xD

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  2. omg you're a senior now? Good luck this year, with college and school, and just everything :) Looking forward to the Senior Sunday posts even though I'm nowhere close to being a senior in hs hehe. I always love reading posts like this from you, it seems like you have a lot of things going on :)

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    1. Yes, I am a senior now and to be honest there hasn’t been a ton of breathing room for me to relax (and do other things, like reply to blog comments)! I do have Senior Sunday Posts planned but they won’t really go on until the next semester, just because a lot of it is fun-filled and will also help while waiting for admission letters. Actually, a lot of things haven’t been going on as of late, but I’m hoping to change that up pretty soon!!

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  3. Haha, I found your Spanish story really funny. Good luck with your college applications and a happy 17th birthday!

    Catherine
    catherinesrebellingmuse.blogspot.com

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    1. I still can’t get over the Spanish story! I just happen to like to read a lot in Spanish, I guess, his picking up longer words— I can’t help but go to a restaurant or a hardware store and just read the paint instructions in Spanish just to pass the time. It’s awesome. xD

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  4. Happy Birthday!!! I loved all the stories!! :)

    xx Bubbles

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed them, Bubbles!!!

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  5. happy birthday EEP. fall. super exciting. school. not so exciting. i wish you the best of luck with senior year and your novel!! <3

    ~ noor

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    1. Oh my gosh, Noor, my feelings resonate with you right there. Luckily, there’s two inservice days in a row and I’m planning on catching up with everything I need to by then, for school related things. Thank you!!! <33 But the question is, is Cahira and the Ghosts really a novel, or something else altogether?

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  6. YOU WATCHED YOU'VE GOT MAIL?!?!?!?!?!

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    1. HOW HAVE I NOT HEARD THOUGHTS ON THIS YET???

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    2. YES I AM SORRY THAT I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO CHAT LIFE IS BUSY BUT I WILL INSERT THOUGHTS DOWN BELOW!!!

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    3. Spoilers below for those meandering the comments!!!

      Meg Ryan + Tom Hanks = OH MY SHISH KEBABS I CANNOT WITH THESE TWO. I know they’ve been paired up as romantic partners in films, but this is my first time seeing them as a pair (was it Meg Ryan who was also in Sleepless in Seattle, but I may need to double check that). The soundtrack was good, the storyline is SO GOOD (um, a romance between two warring book shop owners is just REAL because couples will fight over books). I was disappointed towards the end, when Joe and Kathleen were hanging out towards the end because it was an elapsed time, but more importantly Kathleen’s side of things were underdeveloped as the audience does see Joe falling for her more, screen time wise. I may have to watch it again, but honestly it was a good movie. ^.^

      End spoilers!!!

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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