I'm a young, Southern lady who loves Jesus, my family, and my dog. I rock POTS (look it up), scoliosis, and the occasional migraine. I play softball for my school; also Derek Hough and Prince Harry make me swoon. I live with Momma, Deddy (family joke), Dog, and my awesome brother who shall henceforth be known as Brochacho. I love reading, writing, graphic design, and sweet tea. Did I mention I like sweet tea? Oh, and I'm pasty white...
Let's start off with this picture from the recent news:
Over the past week, Buckingham Palace has raised American flags alongside its usual Union Jacks. Reportedly, this is to symbolize restored political alliance between the two countries; however, I'm here to tell you that the real reason the flags are up is for me and Prince Harry. They're obviously there to celebrate our relationship.
Anyway, this coming week is full of exciting events. including BROCHACHO'S BIRTHDAY!!!
It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, though (at least, I don't think it was... we'll find out in February). And it was all good afterwards; I went home and took a nap.
In other news, President Trump was inaugurated on Friday! He and the First Lady spent their day attending ceremonies, making speeches, and attending balls. They are now in the White House in Washington, DC, where they will serve for 4 years. Here are a few pictures from the big day:
We pray that the Lord will provide our new president with wisdom and peace as he leads our country.
I know some of you might be confused, but for (possibly) obvious reasons, I needed to change the name of your favorite blog. It shall henceforth be known as The Mysterious Musings of a Southern Girl. Nothing else will change. I'll still serve up MONDAY PUN-DAYS, complain about homework and softball, and fill your life with exciting stories about Momma, Deddy, Brochacho, and Dog.
Thank you for being faithful readers, and don't forget to comment or share the new name!
Your Royal Paleness
***P.S.~ Prince Harry has been notified of the change. Like everything else, he supports me whole-heartedly.
It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here. Unfortunately, many legends and notable friends passed away in 2016, including those from the music, TV, and sports worlds. Their impacts on both American and world cultures will never be forgotten. Read on as we remember a few of these prominent individuals.
Carrie Fisher (1956 - 2016). Beginning in 1977, Princess Leia (played by Fisher) took the sci-fi world by storm in George Lucas' Star Wars franchise. Lately, she made appearances in the newest spin-offs, including the most recent prequel Star Wars: Rogue One. Later in life, Fisher became a strong advocate for mental health in the United States. She is survived by her dog, Gary.
Debbie Reynolds (1932-2016). Reynolds, passing just days after the unfortunate death of her daughter (Carrie Fisher), left multiple generations heartbroken. Starring in Gene Kelly's Singin' in the Rain at just 19 years old, Reynolds was launched into the stardom of 1950s and '60s Hollywood. She later captured the hearts of children, young and old, in Disney's hit movie Halloweentown in 1998.
George Michael (1963-2016). Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou was born in London to a Greek restaurant owner and an English dancer. Rising to fame in the eccentric pop duo Wham! in the early 80s (and later pursuing a strong solo career), Michael went on to sell more than 100 million records around the world, with hits such as "Faith" and "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" instantly defining an insuppressible generation. After his sudden passing on Christmas day, it was revealed that Michael had been secretly donating millions of dollars to numerous charities and individuals. He is survived by his father and 2 sisters.
Arnold Palmer (1929-2016). Fondly nicknamed "The King" by his devoted fans, Palmer won 62 PGA titles over his extensive career and clenched 4 Masters wins. Today he is widely regarded as one of the best players in golf history and remains an original inductee of the World Golf Hall of Fame. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush in 2004, followed by the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009. Palmer passed away in late September while awaiting heart surgery.
Alan Rickman (1946-2016). Born in West London, Rickman is credited with nearly 70 roles in various films and was awarded a Golden Globe Award in 1997. Possibly best known for his role as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series, he captured our fascinations as both a villain and a hero. After a stroke in 2015, Rickman was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Unaware of its severity, he passed away peacefully less than 6 months later.
Nancy Reagan (1921-2016). Wife and best friend to former president Ronald Reagan, Nancy served as the First Lady from 1981 to 1989. By championing her "Just Say No" campaign, she succeeded in raising awareness about recreational drugs in America's youth. Nancy remained active in politics well after her battle with breast cancer in 1987 and her husband's death in 2004. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002, accepting the Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of herself and her husband in the same year. She is survived by her 2 children, Ron and Patti Reagan.
While these are only a handful of those who passed away in 2016, our hearts and prayers are with all of those who are suffering a loss. God offers an eternal hope and peace for those who trust in Him. With His free gift of salvation, the faithful will live forever in His presence.
In other news, have y'all seen Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them???We went and saw the movie, and I am currently reading the screenplay. Love, love love! My favorite creature so far is either the Niffler or Pickett the bowtruckle. I don't want to spoil anything for anyone who hasn't seen it, but just know... it's fantastic.
In order to start off the new year right, let's have a pun, shall we? It will be Harry Potter-themed in order to promote both Fantastic Beasts and the last day of Harry Potter Weekend. (By the way, did you hear NBC obtained the rights to the HP movies???)
How do Death Eaters freshen their breath? With dementos.
Happy New Year everyone! Your Royal Paleness ***P.S. One of my favorite Christmas presents this year was a stuffed alpaca with REAL alpaca fur. It is literally the softest thing I have ever felt in my life. Get your own stuffed alpaca or other genuine products here at AlpacaDirect.com!