July 11, 2015

impulse buying

I'm getting dangerously inspired by bloggers and youtubers lately. I'm afraid I might do something drastic like work on mine. 0_0
   yes I still use those emoticons like 0_0 and uwu... pardon my scene phase

Also I had a random spike in page views. Odd. That's probably related to, oh I dunno, posting content.

   Interesting (debatable) fact about me: I love to shop. For a while something about retail therapy made an appearance in my bio here on Blogger. The bad part, I'm an impulse buyer. I love to see something fun and interesting when I'm out and about at Target or where-have-you and just up and buy it. I dunno it releases endorphins and all that. Now I don't particularly want to get into all the Does It Truly Make Me Happy discussion, because that isn't the point here, but it is fun.
   However, as someone who doesn't have a steady income, and who really should be putting all income aside for college, I shouldn't be impulse buying at Target. Honestly though I'm planning quite a bit of money on my trip to Europe with Keeley (see last post for link bc I'm lazy). Don't tell.
   But, to help a little bit with this little issue, I've tried the oldest trick in the book: making a note of something I wish to buy and seeing if I feel like it's worth the money in a couple of weeks. Here are some of the notes I found in my phone today:
 1. fanny pack  (WHY do I think I need a fanny pack?)((spoiler alert they're coming back in style you heard it from me))
 2. 10 ft charger for my phone. Chris the Nerd bf made me realize how pointless that is when you could just use an extension cord. I still like the idea of a Mega Long Charger though...
 3. Some nail polish from Sephora named "Alive". I should really do my research on that one! Because it was a great summer neutral.
 4. German/English DK dictionary. Might be a little premature seeing as I just started learning German a few weeks ago. But DK books are so PrEtTy!
 5. Crayons. Ok I went ahead and got those. Back to school sales and all.
 6. Photo organizer from The Container Store. My favorite place.

I did buy the photo organizer today because it was on sale and for all the other reasons that I justified it with. I'm very happy with it and I'll (ironically enough) post pictures when I've organized with it.

Signing out for now,
   Callie Anna

June 24, 2015

I keep making dramatic entrances back into the world of blogging, only to go back on hiatus immediately. Sorry about that.

I believe I mentioned in my last blog post about how I was beginning my journey to Hogwarts. Now I have read all the books and watched all the films. It was a wild ride, one that I loved. Now I can focus on learning all Harry Potter trivia and being thrilled that another movie in the canon is being made. Also, if you're my best friend and a new blogger, (not to name names, Keeley) you should definitely start reading the books as soon as possible.

Let's see.
I'm nineteen.
I don't have a “real” job. I clean houses, with the occasional babysitting or dogsitting gig thrown in.
I graduated high school, homeschooled all the way, and took a gap year, which just finished.
The gap year was very good for me. I've talked about my health issues, most generally described as anxiety and eating disorder before, and now I'm here to say that I'm recovered. It was really hard going for several years, but I fought hard. My mother especially helped me. She had my back through everything and was an incredible encouragement. If you need someone to talk to about mental or physical issues, please hit me up. I can probably relate better than most.
I've been dating my wonderful boyfriend for almost a year now.

Lol this is my old bio... it was definitely time for an upgrade.
I'm billyBobjoe. Occupation: nerdfighter. I live in the south with my family. Jesus is my Lord and I homeschool. Star Wars and Owl City are just a couple of fandoms! Red Vines can do anything, but Strawberry Twizzlers are appropriate and able substitutes. Retail Therapy is necessary. Dragons are cool, I read every day, and I have Anatidaephobia!

And here's a comparison of 2013 me and a more recent selfie.
I obviously grew my hair out and decided that makeup is not necessary. Both good things.

August 16, 2014

littles happies and the Boy Who Lived

I just want to be surrounded by things I love.

I guess that's what everyone wants.

But right now, with my music and my stuffed animal and my notebooks and journals and doodles and laptop and online collections of pictures and books, I'm so happy.

I guess this is the introvert in me being satisfied. Normally I'd rather be with people than not, but right now me and my hobbies are enough for me.

So hi! I'm currently sick, hence the random posting and quiet happiness in my hobbies that I don't always take time for. My summer has been fun. I've hung out a lot with my little group of friends. I started dating my best friend a little over a month ago as well. I'm pretty ecstatic happy about that.

Also, I'm not going to college this fall, though I graduated in May. I'm taking a gap year before going to a Christian private school to study archival history.

I haven't read much this summer/year but the few books I have read have included Harry Potter! I finally began that fantastic journey that I've been looking forward to for ages it seems. I've currently read all but Deathly Hallows, which I began but never finished so I could finish it with my sister and brother. I've also seen the first four movies, which I love to death. Harry Potter won't just be another fandom to me, of which I have many, but something special. I've loved experiencing it alongside my family and can't wait to share it with my own family someday.

Let's see. What else is new? I saw and LOVED Guardians of the Galaxy to death.

I'll probably be back pretty soon, when I get my new laptop at least. :)

xoxo Callie Anna

March 10, 2014

end of hiatus?

I can't believe you guys still check my blog.

Like wut

I'm not here. Trick though, because NOW I am.

I haven't decided if I'm coming back truly, but I felt like peeping in on Blogger and seeing how it was going. I know I know I have too many social media accounts, but what can I do?

As far as my dash shows, Blogger is dead. Approximately three people I followed before still post. Sad isn't it? People have gone to college and moved on and started using Tumblr and gotten married. It's weird. and here I am in between math lessons, listening to Arctic Monkeys for the first time and writing nonsense.

My last post was full of inspiration, but looking back, it was a high point before another storm. I guess that's why I haven't been on much. I'm sick of talking about my health and mental state and all that, so I'll just say that my life's been a roller coaster. One that only goes up, you ask? Ha. Okay.

The past and present are important and all, but right now I'm just...right now.

I'm about to graduate high school. I have a dance recital coming up. I'm going to Florida with my best friends in May.

I like music that makes me snap my fingers. Lots of music makes me want to dance and some make me headbang or clap, but only special music makes me snap along with the beats and syncopations.

Okay, turns out, I think I missed Blogging. I'm coming back I guess. I think it's probably because I'm way too obsessed with myself and like to talk about me.

September 13, 2013


I've been quite inspired recently.


Seeing as I finally got around to posting on here, something must have changed.

Maybe because the school year has started, bringing responsibility and schedule. I don't feel like that is the reason, simply because my Senior year hit me up out of the blue. I knew it was coming, but forgot, kept it at bay.

My summer was perfect. I slept and snoozed and napped and ate and swam and partied and rocked out and laughed and goofed and fooled around and watched television and practically lived at my friend's house. It was just what I needed.

But August came anyway. It does that, doesn't it?

And I was glad. Don't get me wrong. I want change. I like change. I need change. But I was also scared. I mean, who isn't when their Senior year rolls around? Sure I'm excited! I see the opportunities and also the end.

So August was a month of guessing for me. Should I be focused? Colleges? Be lazy or productive? *sigh*

Slowly, THINGS started happening.

My sister left for college. It made me think.

I was cast as the titular character in our drama club's fall play.

I finally began dance classes.

My friend KeKeJ came to visit.

And when THINGS happen to me, I make other THINGS happen. It's a cycle. Laziness leads to more laziness and productivity to more productivity. I may not have appeared to have been particularly productive these last few weeks, but believe me, it's all building up in me. The inspiration. I'm about to let loose.

Take dance, for example. I've been wanting to dance since I saw a clogging troupe at an amusement park when I was four or something. Then, seeing Singin' in the Rain sealed the deal. I wanted to move like that, to become part of a song. For various reasons, I couldn't and didn't. I took a two-month clogging class with my sister, mother, grandmother, and a bunch of other grandmothers a couple of years ago, but that didn't fulfill the need inside me.

This last summer I began an adult ballet class with my mother. It was hard. I almost cried each week because I was so far behind. I didn't know any of the steps, steps which were, I might add, in French; I couldn't even touch my toes. I improved hugely over the summer; how could I not?

Three weeks ago, continuing with ballet, I began jazz and tap. This is a class for 12 - 18 yr olds. I am one of the oldest, but still having a ball. Some of the girls are divas and some don't even try. I just soak up as much information as I can and have as much fun as I can. It helped a lot that the song for our first combination was Hurricane by Panic! at the Disco, one of my favorites.

Since beginning, I have stretched like crazy. Almost every day you can find me in my room, sweating in my Spanx. I went from not being able to touch my toes while sitting down (16 days ago) to touching my face to my knees in the same position (as of today). It's hard, but seeing progress is incredibly encouraging. I will definitely be the most improved in my class.

So how else have I been inspired? Would you believe it if I said the internet? Yes, you probably would, since you're reading my blog and most likely frequent the glorious, if screwed up, place we call the internet.

I see, hear about, learn about, watch, listen to, participate with, laugh at, cry at, think about, and look at interesting people and things on the internet all the time. The people in my fandoms are smart and make good artwork.

It's difficult to explain, but sometimes, the tapestry of life (super original metaphor, I know) is just so beautiful that it blows me away. Strings of my life come together in such an amazing way every now and then, and just... inspire me.

One could ask, "what do Princess Mononoke, jazz shoes, and lions have in common?" and the answer would be ME.

What inspires you?

July 16, 2013

Night Photoshoot with Minion

 I had Katie over to spend the night and do some photo-shooting! Credits to her and me. Editing credits to her. Peace!

 Us chicas having fun

 Hey look there's a camera up there! *typing without looking because I'm watching Full House*

 Isn't she gorgeous!? Look at those eyes!!

 Katie didn't want to take the time to take a picture of this beautiful, fragile egg shell. She mostly wanted to squish it. "I shall call it Squishy, and it shall be mine...and it shall be my Squishy."

 If you look really close, you can see a demon rabbit. With fangs.

 Whoa I'm a floating astronaut trippy babe!


 For some reason this looks like it was taken, intending it to look like it was some drunken party. Do you get that feeling? I don't know why. It's chute doe!

 Slow shutter speed for the win. It's a musical note!

 Haha see her gum?? Nasty ew.

 And yes that shirt DOES have fringe ALL over it! I'm a flapper!

So there we go! It was a lot of fun, but we both got so bug-bitten! I've been itching for days. This was one of our more typical sleepovers. You can see pictures from an odder (that's not a word) one next time. We also laughed and yelled "bottom" and gossiped and snapchatted peoples and flooded peoples' inboxes til 3 in the morning. Then we slept in a crib of pillows and blankets. So that was fun!

The two of us together are like flame and gasoline because we are so explosive together.



Katie = Minion

May 14, 2013

Travels // La'Haina

La'Haina is a little touristy, quirky town that used to be a port. It's an hour drive from where we are staying. You don't "go" to La'Haina, you "do" La'Haina. Take it all in. Shop. Breathe. Do unashamedly touristy things.

 It's so wonderfully blue and green and American. Look at that!

 Oh and were they the best burgers! I don't EVER say this. I don't say this lightly, but that was the best burger I've ever had. It had bacon, pineapple, Maui onion, and Hawaiian sauce. Oh my was it good.

 Nom. The place had a 50s diner feel. Not like, "we're trying really hard to be relevant and appeal to a generation obsessed with vintage", but like "we happen to have lots of cool memorabilia and have an awesome atmosphere". So yeah, I bought the tee shirt.

 Dude, did I enjoy that burger. I wouldn't post such an odd, slightly unattractive picture unless I wanted to prove my love to that burger.

 Apparently Maui, specifically La'Haina, has a touch of Britain. So that was just there.

 Hawaiian Sunset shave ice. It was delicious. It was flavored mango, guava, and strawberry. See? I had such amazing food!

This is America's largest Banyan tree. It stretches over three city blocks. The branches grow out and drop down to the ground, making new trunks. It was really neat! That's the main trunk.

This guy had some gorgeous birds to get Real Hawaiian Feeling Tropical Pictures taken with.

Pretty bird

I talked the parents into letting me get a tattoo. This was at a place called Henna Lounge, but my tattoo wasn't henna. It was jagua, which is a new product. It lasts longer than henna and looks black like ink.

Before anyone asks, it means "Rat" because I was born in 1996. I have a necklace charm of this kanji as well. Also, before you get all "ew rats are gross and that must mean that you're gross and nasty too" (oh my gosh stap being like that) I'll say that the Rat is the beginning of the Chinese zodiac, making it the most important. The rat is synonymous with intelligence and ambition. Those born in the year of the Rat are supposedly clever, quick-witted, funny, and sharp. I appreciate these traits and wish to identify with them.

Well, that was La'Haina. It was amazing and fun! I did some shopping and came home full and tired.

We leave for home tomorrow morning. When I get back I'll get the rest of the trip presented in blog post form for you guys and myself!


Travels // 1

Aloha! It's gorgeous here and the eating's good.

We bummed around the first day we were here, Monday the 6th, because Sunday was such a hard day of travel. I hadn't flown so long before and it was exhausting. I body surfed and swam and read. Also we had to go shopping for groceries, a necessity even in Hawai'i. We went to The Cinnamon Roll Place, as evidenced by Gnome, and had some good rolls for breakfast. We ate at Cafe O'lei for lunch the first day and it was great. I had this roasted turkey sandwich with dijon mustard, tomato, sprouts, spinach, cheese, lettuce, and avocado.

This is the building in which we are staying. We're on the second floor, which is perfect. You don't have to climb many stairs, but aren't right there in front of the beach where all the people are.

Hey look, there's me! I look super cute with my lei that I got at the airport. My mom ordered one for me and one for my sister to greet us when we landed like Hawaiian tradition.

Well, that's all I have for now. That's a general update and post, but I'll have more later! Mahalo!


May 4, 2013

partees and people and OMG IM GOING TO HAWAII

*walks sheepishly to the computer, turns it on, and sighs*

Sorry guys, I just got so DANG-ED busy all of a sudden! I did stuff every day. Like, I mean, WENT places and did stuff!


I don't have pix right now because I'm a terrible, lazy human, and like to not live through the lens of a camera when hanging out with people. SIDE NOTE: "people" sounds like "perplle" when I say it because I got stupid rubber bands (which is bubber rands with the first letters switched. you're welcome) in my face for my braces.

So I had prom, which was super fun! My boy Snook took me and we danced and goofed off. It was fun. The after party was carnival-y and had inflatables, so yeah. It (prom and all) wasn't what I expected at all for some reason. I don't even know what I had envisioned, but not that. Maybe me and my friends just can't live up to the elegance and "this is the night of your life" thang.

The week after that I had school, rehearsals, and then went to my friend Katie's play with some people. We went to Sonic afterward and chilled. Literally, we chilled. It was freezing that late at night! She was super good performing as a spoon. Don't judge, they were doing Beauty and the Beast!

The weekend after that I went to a Father-Daughter Banquet with my dad and little sister. That was a lot of fun, as was the bowling after party, though I suck at bowling. I bowled a 64, so that's all that needs to be said. I will say, in a feeble attempt to retain my dignity, this was the worst I have ever done, normally bowling in the 80s or 90s. Oh hey I have pix for me bowling!

See my cute college swag and harem pants? I am a hobo, hipster clown.
psyching up

thur she goes!

look at that form! Yeah-huh!

My excited "I made some pins fall over!!" dance.
happay happay fist pumps!!1!

 So that was bowling. Then the next day Snook and Chris the Goat came over to watch The Three Musketeers. Watch it if you get the chance, it's wonderfully stupid and unrealistic. I'll have you know that I invited one other dude and three girls, but none of them could come so DON'T JUDGE ME.

Then came production week for Seussical. We performed three times today and we're done now and you can't understand me unless you've had post-show depression. It sucks, but in a good way. Also, I'M GOING TO HAWAII TOMORROW AND STAYING FOR TEN DAYS AND ITS GONNA BE ALL BEACHY AND STAUFFFF! So thats good! Moar pix to come. Expect the same type of thing as from my Cali trip: a couple updates, a Gnome post, then an absolute photo dump. Kay cool? Cool.

Oh but I just love my partners in crime in my cast. They are the bees knees. I love theater people because they are crazy, but also weirdly respectful (most of the time) because they know what's it's like to be told to be quiet and not sing so much. We're all so cute together too. In our makeup. Hugging each other and working together to make everything perfect and fun and special. *sigh* already nostalgia.

PEACE OUT BBYS! see ya in Solla Sollew....or the WEST COAST! YEEAAUUHHHH!

- billyBobjoe

PS little sassy person
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April 4, 2013

appalachian wine and prom

Those two things are not really related, just the two things that are on my mind right now! Haha don't worry!

This is a song that I absolutely love.

"They both met in the midnight sky
Got lost in each other's eyes
Then threw away the map
And lost the key

God sent them their first two kids
One named Fire the other one Wind
With a note that floated down
For them to read

It said 'You asked what it was like up here for Me'

Mother Earth and Father Time
Fell in love over Appalachian Wine
Hit a rough spell and almost lost their mind
Raised a little hell before they fell in line

Fire came out with a restless soul
It only got worse as he got older
'Til finally he got
Too hot to tame

Time said, 'Son, I know it's hard,
But you're breaking your mama's heart'
And Fire looked up through tears
That made the rain

He said 'Why is it everything I love I set aflame?'


Wind was born to the open sky
With a bad temper and a wandering eye
That kept him on the run
For most his days

Earth said, 'Listen, hear my child,
See, I used to run that wild,
'Cause it's hard to put a finger on the pain
But Son you can't outrun a thing like shame'

Then Time and Earth got on their knees
And prayed, 'Dear God, oh can't you see?
The Fire's too hot, the Wind's too cold
And loving them is gonna kill us both'

Then God reached down and took their hands
Dried their tears and smiled and said
'That's kinda what it's like up here for me,
Yeah, lovin' them'll cost you everything'


So, Prom's tomorrow! I'm super excited! I'm going with my friend Matthew Snook and we are going to have a ball. I promise pictures of us and me and my dress and everything! Today I got my braces changed from green to blue because green braces with a blue, black, and white dress is a no-no. I got bling and a purse and I'm going full-out girly freakout! I'm so excited! Wanna bet how long I keep the heels on? It won't be long I know. I know you don't want to read anymore of this, so I'll be off, but I'll be back with pictures soon!

And bee tee dubs I'm going to Hawaii in a month!!!

K, peace out. billyBobjoe