Happy Summer Solstice!

It’s officially summer! Today in Maryland, we received about 15 hours of daylight. Of course I had to look that up because I woke up just before noon, so I didn’t see the sun rise. I didn’t really do anything summery– just had a bunch of errands to run and still have a few more to do. So I’m going to head back to my “To do” list while y’all enjoy the song. Later!

[Ramblings] Since [I’ve] been gone…

 

Hey guys!

I seriously apologize for the lack of entries on here—real life has been more challenging this year than before ::insert sad face::. I’m still recovering from another upper respiratory infection—balls—that has hampered some of my real life plans. But the good news is that the worst of the sickness has passed. I still have a lingering cough, which triggers my asthma, but a new medication is easing that. So within the last couple of days, I’ve had a little more energy.

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[Ramblings] Who is you?!

No, the title isn’t a mistake. I purposefully typed it out that way. Because sometimes, you just gotta ask “Who is you?!” with the o_O face.

The above image has really become my favorite meme since I’d found it sometime a couple of years ago. But tonight as I looked through my Instagram feed, I found a post I wanted to apply it to. And because of that rant inside my head, I was inspired to write this post.

(Shame that you can’t post images in the comments on IG, because I would’ve posted this there!)

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[Reblog] Being Your Authentic Self

Sorry I’ve been behind on the posts here. But here’s a rundown:

1. A snow storm passed through and I gained a snow day yesterday, which was much-needed!
2. #MarchMadness will start soon.
3. Spring is officially next week, so we’ll see if the snow will stick around.
4. Got feedback on my beginning chapters of my novel, and I’m super geeked about it!
5. [For the time being] not sick!

Earlier, I’d come across this blog entry and since I’m a big fan of Noor’s, I wanted to share this with y’all. Enjoy!

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So for all you avid readers that have been eagerly sitting by your computer all day mechanically pressing refresh in expectation of my latest daily blog (so basically you, mother), your agonizing anticipation has finally come to an end. Before you march  (those seem to be in vogue these days) to Milwaukee, pitchforks in hand to passively aggressively critique my lack of punctuality, let me first explain myself. The tardiness of this latest installment is for a very good reason.

Tonight at 8PM I attended a speech given by Noor Tagouri, a muslim American on air reporter who currently works for the website Newsy. Now there are many superlatives that could be applied to Miss Tagouri; brilliant, competitive, trailblazer, passionate etc. but I am choosing a far more direct and considerably less elegant phrase— total motherfreakin badass.

I don’t throw around the phrase “badass” very often, in fact, I don’t think…

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Happy Valentine’s Day guys! I know that most of y’all celebrate it everyday– if you even celebrate it at all– but have a great day regardless. In the words of Dan Savage, Fuck first!

This means before you go out to that fancy restaurant or to that show, get all of the boning out in the beginning. Because after that night out, you just may be too tired to bump pelvises.

Anyways, here’s one of my favorites from the late Gerald Levert. Enjoy!

 

[WorldTraveler] Heading to Europe!!

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Hey guys!

I’m leaving for Europe later today (London, Paris, Milan) and I’m super excited! I’ve never been and am going to try to cram as much as I can in 4 days. I also just wanted to post a short post asking, what are you guys reading now? Since I’ve elected to leave my laptop home, I’m going to bring a couple of books with me and my tablet, which is housing about 100 books (I think!). I haven’t decided on which books yet, but they’d have to be mass-market paperbacks to save on space.

I do plan to vlog while I’m there since this is my 1st trip to these countries. And– depending on wifi– I may be snapchatting, so you can also follow me there (murjanian). When you’re traveling, what do you bring with you? Books? Movies? Tablet?

When I get back, I’ll post my 2017 goals list (overdue!) and update you guys on some upcoming trips  and stuff.

Later!!

Murjani’s Miscellania with… Emie –Take 2!

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Hey guys! Happy New Year, and I’m back with another episode of Murjani’s Miscellania. For today’s episode, I had the chance to chat with Emie on some updates since our last conversation, her recently released book, Black Snow, conventions and why some troupes in yaoi just don’t work out.

Apologies for the delay in releasing this episode– real life just had to come first. One of my resolutions this year is to be better about blogging, so here’s a first step. And no, I don’t have any sponsors [yet]; when I mention WordPress and Squarespace, I’m just poking fun because that’s all I hear when I listen to podcasts nowadays.

That and MeUndies.

You can find Emie at her Facebook author page here, and you can read my previous interview with E.K. Weaver here.

[Writing] NaNo is over, hello December!

 

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Yes, I survived another NaNoWriMo! I think my official word count was just over 52,000, which is the most I’ve done since joining the competition. The good news is that it definitely got me back in the swing of things. The bad news is that most of this will probably be scrapped because it’s just words– which is what NaNo is suppose to be.

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