Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Favorite YouTubers!

Hello everyone!

Today I thought I could share with you some of my favorite YouTubers! I absolutely love YouTube so I thought I could recommend like two YouTubers from all different parts of YouTube. I will separate them into categories with links to their channels in case you want to check them out.

BookTubers:
BookTubers are, if you couldn't tell by the title, people who talk about books onYouTube. They usually make videos like book hauls, book reviews, book tags, and book sketches.
Some BookTubers that I would recommend are:
1. Regan from PeruseProject https://www.youtube.com/user/PeruseProject
Regan reads a lot of historical fiction and fantasy. I actually ended up buying a few historical fiction, one that I can think out off the top of my head is All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, books because she kept raving about how good they were.

2. Christina Marie from LuLo Fangirl https://www.youtube.com/user/krazytina05/featured
Christina Marie reads a mixture of genres. I actually (think) I found her because she talked about the Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare. The Mortal Instruments Series is one of my favorite series of all time.


Comedians:
1. Jenna from JennaMarbles https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9gFih9rw0zNCK3ZtoKQQyA
I feel like most people have already heard of JennaMarbles. If you haven't heard of JennaMarbles, she posts videos about various things. She does drunk videos, videos with/about her dogs, about girl and guy things (ex: "What Do Boys Do In The Bathroom In The Morning" and "What Do Girls Do In The Bathroom In The Morning"), and many other things.

2. Jessi from JessiSmiles https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFK38AHf8dMg4vwb1nsvKqQ
Jessi posts drunk videos, and story time videos. I just recently started watching her. I think she is funny. I think she is more known for her vine.


Travel Vloggers:
I have just recently found this part of YouTube. I didn't know about this part of YouTube until about two months ago. I love seeing all these places that these people get to go. My dream in life is to travel and experience different cultures. Watching travel vloggers inspires me to go out and make my dream of traveling a reality. On to my recommendations....
1. Nadine from Hey Nadine https://www.youtube.com/user/nayders07
Nadine was the first travel vlogger that I found. She does videos not only about where she is traveling but about advice about traveling (how to save money and make money while traveling). She does travel packing videos, what she eats in a day (she's a vegan), and room tours (she shows people what her room looks like where she is staying).

2. Raya from RayaWasHere https://www.youtube.com/user/RayaWasHere
Raya mainly does videos about where she at in the world.


News:
I will say that I do not find most news programs interesting so I do not usually watch the news when I go to YouTube but I just had to mention this YouTuber because I watch his videos almost everyday. The YouTuber I am talking about is Philip DeFranco. One topic that I think that people on news programs can't help but mention is the election. I am sick and tired of hearing about what the political candidates are up to. I get that hearing about some things are important but I feel like that is what most news networks are reporting.
The reason I like Philip DeFranco is because he mentions other things that are happening in the world besides the presidential election. https://www.youtube.com/user/sxephil


Well there are some my favorite YouTubers and I hope you go check out their channels!
Let me know in the comments who your favorite YouTubers are!
Thanks for reading.
I hope you have a good day!
~Mariah

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

The Lotus Casino!

Hello everybody!
Today I want to talk about Americas Incredible Pizza Company. (No I was not paid to talk to you about this place. I just found it pretty entertaining and I wanted to talk about it.) Earlier this month my family and my brothers friends went to Incredible Pizza for his birthday.

The one we went to was in St. Louis, MO and it is the size of a mall. Here is the website if you want to find out more information: http://incrediblepizza.com/family-fun/ipc/

On the website you can schedule different kinds of events. The one my mom chose was (obviously) a birthday party. The price varies depending on what kind of event you choose and how many people are attending.

Okay. I want to start out by saying that there is unlimited amount of pizza, salad, drinks, and desserts when you go here. One thing that that I liked and want to mention is that there is themed rooms to eat in. There is one room that looks like a diner, one that looks like a high school gym, and one that says family dining (it looked fancy). These themed rooms are free to eat in. You just go in and sit down once you have gotten some food. You could also rent a room, for a limited amount of time, which is what my mom did.

On to the games. The game room is crazy. There is lazer tag, racecar races, bumper cars, a 4D theater, and much much more!

You lose track of time while you are there. We got there at 1 and were there till after 5! This place is like the Lotus Casino in the Percy Jackson series. I felt like you could spend a whole day in there and not know it till you checked the time or looked outside.

One thing that I couldn't believe was that there was constantly people in this place. There was never a time in the 4 or so hours that we were there that this place wasn't covered with people. It wasn't over crowded but I just couldn't believe that there was a continuous amount of people coming and going.

My brother and his friends had an amazing time. Heck I had a great time and I'm 20! I would recommend going to this place if you are looking for a place to host a birthday party or any other event.
This place is very clean. Even the bathrooms were clean. Also the people who work there seemed very friendly.

Let me know in the comments if you have been to Americas Incredible Pizza and let me know what you thought!
Thanks for reading.
I hope you have a good day!
~Mariah

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Weekend Reads!!

Hello everyone!

I have been in a reading mood lately. All I want to do is read. So today I thought I could share with you the books that I would like to finish this weekend.


Here are the three books that I plan on reading this weekend. I am trying to stick to my TBR for the month. If you guys have not seen what I plan to read this month here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxhp4KgfkJQ

I am currently reading If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern. I am really loving this story. It is very cute. This story, for those of you who don't know, is about this girl, Elizabeth, and she is very uptight. Everything has to be in order. Until Ivan comes into the picture. Elizabeth is taking care of her nephew Luke and Luke one day meets this man named Ivan. Ivan can only be seen by Luke until one day Elizabeth sees him too..

The next two, maybe three, books that I plan on reading this weekend are Just One Day, Just One Year, and maybe Just One Night by Gayle Forman. 
Just One Day is about a girl, Allyson, who goes on a trip around Europe before she starts college in the fall. One place that the trip was supposed to take her was Paris but they couldn't make it there.  One day while she was on a train Allyson meets Willem and he tells her that he can take her to Paris for just one day. She says yes and this story is of their adventure. I read this book two years ago and really enjoyed it. I am rereading it so that I can read Just One Year and then maybe Just One Night. Just One Year is Just One Day but from Willems perspective. Just One Night picks up where Just One Day left off. 

I hope I can get to all of these this weekend and maybe put up some reviews later on. 
Let me know down in the comments what book you are currently reading or what book(s) you plan on reading this weekend. 
I hope you have a good day.
Thanks for reading!
~Mariah

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Deadpool Movie Review!

Hello everyone!!

Today I want to talk about a movie I just saw. I just saw Deadpool in theaters and I loved it!

Oh! I will be referencing scenes from the movie today but none of them will spoil the plot of the movie.

I want to start out by saying 1) I have not read any of the comic books that go along with the story and 2) do not bring children to this movie. I was scrolling through FaceBook when this movie first came out and I saw a bunch of post from people saying "Don't take your kids to this movie it is very violent and has nudity." This movie is rated R. I was thinking to myself 'Why in the heck would these parents not check the rating on a movie before buying a ticket for them and there kids? How stupid can you be to not check the rating on a movie before you go and see it?'



On to what I thought....
Deadpool has a little bit of every genre in it. It is gory, funny, romantic(?) (I guess...he has a girlfriend. (But) This is not a chick flick. Deadpool isn't some lovey-dovy movie.), and action packed.

I really liked the beginning credits. They didn't say who was in the movie like every other movie I have seen. It said stuff like staring a moody teenager (Deadpool isn't a teenager. The only one I could remember was the moody teenager.)

One thing that I liked about this movie is that he talked to the camera like he was talking to the audience. I don't remember seeing another movie that has done that before.

One thing that I thought was kinda weird/funny was when Ryan Renolds made fun of himself in this movie.
Another part that I thought that was funny was when Deadpool pointed out that there are only two X-Men, Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead, in the movie when he goes to the X-Men house. He said something along the lines of how he thought that the people creating the movie didn't have the budget to hire other X-Men.

There were people in the movie theater who didn't stay till the end to see the scene after the credits! I don't think that you are a true Marvel fan if you don't stay till the end. The scene didn't give much for the next movie but still.

This is definitely one of my favorite super hero/villain movies. I can't wait until the next one. I'm hoping that Deadpool teams up with the Avengers or the X-Men for a movie. I think it would be really interesting to see how all the characters would interact.

I would definitely recommend this movie to people.
Just talking about this movie makes me want to go watch it again.

If you have watched Deadpool let me know what you thought in the comments.
I hope you have a good day!
Thanks for reading.
~Mariah

Thursday, 7 April 2016

March Favorites | 2016

Hello everyone!
I am excited because today I am going to talk to you about the things that I was loving in the month of March. There is a very random mixture of things.


Here is an overview of some of the things that I loved this past month!


 These plaid shoes are amazing. They are so comfortable. I walk a lot during the day and these are the  only shoes that don't make my feet feel sore.


I have used this Elf face primer for a little bit. I can't really tell a difference in my skin at the moment. I think that is because I don't use it everyday. Maybe when I start to use it more often I will be able to notice something. What I really like about it is the smell. It reminds me of summer.


Okay! This deodorant is possibly the best deodorant I have ever bought and the most expensive. This deodorant was $7-8! I am used to buying the $3-4 deodorant. I won't be going back to the other deodorant again though. I (again) love the way this smells. It also smells like summer. It has kind of a citrus smell. If you get this deodorant I suggest getting the clear kind that way it doesn't leave marks on your clothes.


These are possible the best pants I have ever bought! These are jeans that fit like leggings. I bought these from Rue21 and all I want to do is wear them.
I do have a few complaints about these pants. 1. There are no front pockets. There are back pockets but no front pockets. 2. They get those little fuzz things. You know, those fuzz things that you get on the insides of your thighs when they rub together. Its a little annoying.


The next thing on my favorites list are these bluetooth headphones. I love these. The ear buds are attached to the wires and the earbuds magnetically attach to the headset. I love this because you don't have to untangle wires.
The one thing that I find really helpful about these headphones is that it tells you the battery level as you are listening to things. It will tell you battery high, battery medium, battery low, and battery low needs to charge. The thing is that I always forget to charge them. :( I listened to the whole audiobook of Yes Please before the battery got low so they have a good battery life, I think.
The only complaint I have about these headphones is that when you are watching a video on YouTube the audio and video are not synced. I know what you might be thinking..Did you try to watch the video with regular headphones and see if the video sync was still an issue? My answer to that is yes I did. The video played just fine with regular headphones in and it was wonky when I tried to watch them with these headphones.

The next thing on my favorites list is an app and that app is the podcast app. Since I walked (and am still walking) a bunch in March I needed something to listen to while I walk, besides audiobooks. I have gone back and forth to three different podcasts. The three podcasts that I listen to are the Jenna and Julien podcast, Psychobabble, and Serial. I don't listen to Serial that often but every once and a while I will turn on a episode.

The last thing on my favorites list for the month of March is music. (Almost) Every time I write a blog post I find myself going to YouTube and turning on Halsey's new album. I love it. If you have not heard it I suggest you go look it up. My favorite song is Castle and I think it is my favorite because that is the first song I ever heard by her.

Let me know in the comments what you were loving in the month of March.
I hope you have a good day!
Thanks for reading!
~Mariah

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

March Wrap Up

Hello everybody!
Today I wanted to share with you all of the books that I read in the month of March.
                               


 The first book that I finished in March was Yes Please by Amy Poehler.
I loved this book. I did a review for this book and I will link it here: http://plethora-of-nonsense.blogspot.com/2016/03/yes-please-review.html
After reading I Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson and then reading Yes Please it makes me want to go out in the world. I want to explore and make memories.  So that I can document them and share my experiences with people.
Books like these inspire me to do more in my life.

My rating: 4/5 stars








The next book that I finished was Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. This book will make you laugh and cry.
This book is about a girl who loses her job and then goes to a job center to find another job. One that opens up is a caregiving job and the girl, Louisa, will be to required to take care of a quadriplegic man.
This book is very good. I highly recommend it. There is also a movie coming out soon.


My rating: 4.5/5 stars








My reading this month was terrible. I am 5 books behind for my reading goal for the year. Maybe I can catch up in the month of April.

Let me know in the comments what books you read in the month of March!
I hope you have a good day!
Thanks for reading.
~Mariah

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