Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A Transition?

As my 10th grade year begins, I've realized that I truly have enjoyed writing on this digital website. And as much as I do like writing about my closest friends, I have also come to realize that I've ran out of friends to write about. And I know what you're thinking, "Well Karsten why don't you make new friends?" Well you see I'm extremely socially awkward and plus my social anxiety levels peak each time I start a conversation... so yeah. But I do just adore writing on this thingy (plus it would be great to look back on this when I'm old and grey and laugh hysterically at my teenage self.) So ima continue this blog and just write about my adventures/obsessions/environmental rants. Because since it's so hard for me to get out what I'm trying to say through speech, I'll just do it with typing I guess. And even if no one will reads my posts, well I simply do not care cuz this whole writing thing has become a stress reliever. So yeah I hope people will keep reading this thing but if not oh well cuz I think it's a blast! Btw I think the new name for this blog should be called The Nordic Hippie. So yeah thanks for reading!
Maybe a new background photo? Photo courtesy of meridian.com

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Reflection and Predicting My Future

This post is gonna be a wee bit different than my usual posts. I'm gonna reflect on how I've changed throughout my ninth grade year at Treasure Mountain Junior High. Cause what isn't more fun than to read/write that?

At the beginning of this year I was really unsure of who I wanted to be once my seemingly endless days of being a teenager ended. I knew that I wanted to leave Utah and travel to a place where I can find people who are more like me but I had no clue as to where that place would be or who those people are. But as the year progressed I became more familiar of what I wanted to do. And I've also found people who I relate to and feel comfortable being myself around. And thanks to endless google map searching, I've found the perfect area to live. The Pacific North West! I don't really know where in the PCW yet but anywhere from San Francisco up is good for me! And after being invited and going to an environmental film festival (thanks Faith!) I've discovered what I wanna do with my life. I wanna do something with ecology and human impact and basically just saving the Earth. So yeah I guess you could say that I've changed and realized what my path truly is.

And I guess you could say that I'm more in touch with my free spirited side after this year. I've always been a kind of a rule follower and a subject to societal norms, but after this past year I have become more adventurous. Before, I went on long trail runs to get a workout, but now I go on trail runs to get lost (and to get a workout). To get lost both mentally and physically. I love to just get lost in my thoughts and when I go running I can get totally misplaced in my head thinking about what my life truly means and such. And there's been plenty of times where I have just gotten completely disoriented and on a completely new trail, so I call my dad (who's an avid mountain biker and has probably been on every trail ever) and we figure out a way back home. So yeah, I guess I've changed in the way that I've become more acceptable to the idea of being free.
A picture that I took this year in California. And idk I just like this photo. I was
adventuring when I took this photo so I guess it relates to my this post.

And like every year of my existence, I have gotten to know myself a little better. I'm so happy to be on this absolutely glorious planet. And another year here has just heightened my fascination in living. So that was how I've changed this year, I hope I didn't bore you into your inevitable death. Thanks for coming along with me on my ninth grade blog journey!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

An Update on Faith Staley! "Give Peace a Chance"

Faith styling withs some sick shades and a
little sister. Selfie courtesy of Faith Staley.

Now I know I've done like literally thousands of blog posts on Faith Staley but she's fun to write about so let's do it again shall we. My first initial post about Faith was probably back in quarter one or like quarter two so it has been awhile. So let's begin with what has changed in Faith's life since the last interview.

The Snapchat captions says it all. Selfie
courtesy of Faith Staley.
Faith's family has adopted a new puppy named Rosie. And let me tell you I love puppies! If I could take a bath in puppies I totally would. So when I heard that Faith was getting a puppy I basically squealed out of pure joy. Now raising puppy is not as cute as a puppy itself. So when I got my puppy I had to clean up a lot of her "accidents" so to speak. And now Faith has gotten accustomed to doing that as well. Animals are weirdly like extremely sassy and strangely jealous when a new pet comes along. So I wasn't surprised to hear that Faith's kitty (Lizzy) has been meaner than usual. So now Faith has a lot more scratches which is new. Another change is that Faith rearranged her room which actually isn't that     unusual. But still extremely amazing. You can read more about her spontaneous room reconfigurings here.

Some new addictions that Faith has developed are mainly focused on new musicians. Now you probably know this artist quite well Winds of Change (it's pretty A+++ tbh.) And there's another band that she's been listening to a lot more than before and that band is the ever glorious band called City and Colour.
from his undoubtedly famous song: Riptide. But Faith absolutely adores another song by him called

Yep so thats it for this blog entry and I hoped you enjoyed learning a little bit about what's happening with Faith's erratic and hectic life.

Monday, May 4, 2015

An Update on Morrison Haslock! "A Fanatic Harry Potter/Percy Jackson Fan"

Morrison in her natural habitat just
chilling and such. Photo courtesy of
Morrison Haslock.
The last time that I interviewed Morrison was so long ago I don't even remember doing it. But alas I did, and I thought that it was time to write another post on this hardcore fandom obsessor.
First off, Morrison is still quite obsessed with all of her past T.V. shows and books and such, but she does have a couple of new things that she likes as well. This includes the newest Avengers movie (god it was the best tbh) and so now she breaths, eats, and drinks DC comics/Marvel comics ever since she saw that truly wondrous movie. But along with her newest addictions, she still has her old  ones as well. I mean she still loves Harry Potter (it's a true classic if you ask me) and she also still enjoys Percy Jackson fanatically. So she still the same ol' Morrison.

Morrison has also started to draw a lot more frequently than she used to. Most of her works are inspired by her fav T.V. shows and movies. And all of them are of people as well. This girl carries her sketch book practically everywhere and is always showing me some work (and they're all really good tbh). I personally can't draw a anything even close to a human without the head being way to ovally shaped and the eyes to look like demented eggs. And my trees just look like green blobs on top of overly thick and long sticks. So yeah, props to you Morrie!

Well I do hope that that was fun and satisfying for you to read. I mean cause it sure was a blast to write! I hope that y'all will come back to some more of my posts, thanks!

A drawing that Morrison did of a character she created named
Lena. Photo courtesy of Morrison Haslock.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Chloe Geddes: "A True Animal Lover"

An adorbs cat! Courtesy of Barts and The London.
Chloe is a bright individual with a big personality. She has strong opinion and a gargantuan spot in her heart for animals. Chloe loves cats, like I mean she really, really loves cats. She would probably be a cat if she was given the opportunity. She even stated that her biggest inspiration is her pet cat. That is one seriously different individual.

But anywho, Chloe loves her horses along with her cats. In fact, her favorite memory was the time that her little bitty baby horse crossed a stream for the first time.  And Chloe remembers that tingling sensation called being proud because her horse finally faced their fear and had a blast enduring it. But besides for that memory, she has a couple more that she absolutely adores. Chloe also loved the day that her cat came home for the first time and she got to name him. Oh how I love the feeling getting a new pet! You just feel so happy and all you wanna do is, hug and cuddle and kiss your new family member until they've had enough of it. But the best part is naming them. You can truly make your animal feel welcomed by giving them a personal name that means so much to you. Or it can just be a name that you love. But anywho, Chloe also likes the day that her war with a squirrel began.

Another thing about Chloe is that she is obsessed with Disney. Like you could ask this girl anything about Disney and she would tell you lickety-split. But she does not enjoy swear words (me too, unless their added for comedic effect). And one more activity that she an intense passion for is adventuring. I too love adventuring! I just feel so free and I'm filled with glee from top to bottom. But Chloe love to adventure with the animals that she loves, which is fun as well. But anyways, I love getting lost in the woods, and honestly I think that trying to find my way back is the best part. It's just such a blast cause at the beginning you don't know where you're gonna end up, and I just love that feeling.

When Chloe is older, she wants to live in a place with lots of trees and a lot of snow. So basically, she wants to live in a place like Park City. And want she wants to do as a job is actually pretty interesting. She would adore being a world class spy.

So, all in all Chloe is an amazing and truly fascinating human. She is a hardcore animal lover and a gritty adventurer. She battles with squirrels and cuddles with cats. Chloe is a disney obsessor with a big soft spot in her heart for her furry friends.