How Much Does AGs in Alaska’s Brother Know About AG?

This post is going to be amazingly awesomely hilarious!!!

Why?

It’s featuring my brother! My two-years-younger, adventurous, trouble-making brother.

This post was inspired by Sam and Loren and Micah (on YouTube). Thanks, guys!

Here we go!!!!

Me: Okay, so, um . . . how many dolls do I have?

Brother: 9.

Me: No, I don’t have nine dolls.

Brother: Okay.

Me: You need to guess again.

Brother: 10.

Me: No.

Brother: 11.

Me: No!

Brother: 8.

Me: Yes! Okay, who was my first doll?

Brother: Crystal.

Me: And who was my most recent doll?

Brother: Tessa.

Me: Ye- wow, you got it right.

Brother: I named her.

Me: You did not name her!

Brother: It was my idea.

Me: It was not your idea. It was your idea to name her after someone from the Michael Vey books. You wanted me to name her Tara!

Brother: And then I said, “How about Tessa?” And you said, “I like Tessa. That works.”

Me: *dramatic pause* That is not what I said. Okay, whatever. Uh, moving on . . . So, what do you think about the new Girl of The Year?

Brother: I don’t know.

Me: You don’t know? What do you think about a doll who likes science?

Brother: That’s . . . awesome.

Me: Do you like science?

Brother: *blah blah blah blah blah ridiculous nonsense I will not write here*

Me: *yells brother’s name here* I can’t put that on my blog! Okay, come up with appropriate responses to these questions. Okay . . . how long have I been doing blogging?

Brother: Two years.

Me: No, my doll blog.

Brother: Okay, one year.

Me: No, less time than that.

Brother: Like, eight months?

Me: No.

Brother: Six?

Me: Yes, six months! Do you read my blog?

Brother: I scroll through it to support you.

Me: Oh, to support me. That’s sweet of you. (Note the sarcasm here.) Which one of my dolls likes gymnastics?

Brother: McKenna.

Me: Okay, um . . .

Brother: The only reasons I know these questions people is because she’s constantly blabbering about them.

Me: *Another dramatic pause* Seriously?

Brother: Yeah.

Me: *loud sigh* Okay, hey, hey, you get back here. I’m not done. Let me think. Um, which doll of mine is the one who has red hair?

Brother: Morgan.

Me: Nooooo, her hair is brown!

Brother: Um, it is . . .  I don’t know.

Me: It’s Emily. Okay, how many times have we been to the AG Store Los Angeles?

Brother: Four times.

Me: Four times? That’s close.

Brother: Five?

Me: No.

Brother: Three?

Me: Yes, three. Let’s see . . . how many of my dolls have their ears pierced?

Brother: Three?

Me: No.

Brother: I don’t know.

Me: Four. Okay, now I’m going to move onto some questions about . . . like, American Girl in general. Who is the current girl of the year? (This was back in 2017.) Not the one that’s about to come out, the current one.

Brother: It is . . . I know it . . . um, um, Lea.

Me: No, that was last year.

Brother: I don’t know.

Me: It’s Gabriela. Let’s see . . . you won’t know that . . .

Brother: No, tell me.

Me: Okay, fine. What was the original American Girl name?

Brother: You told me this one time.

Me: I did?

Brother: Yeah.

Me: You won’t remember. Okay, let’s see . . .

Brother: What was it called????

Me: Pleasant Company. I’ll be right back . . .

Brother: The what now?

Me: Pleasant Company. (Runs to room, returns with AG magazine). Okay, so what is this one called? (Points to doll.)

Brother: That is . . . the one from 1924, or something. Molly.

Me: That’s not Molly, Molly’s from the 40s, and no, this is Samantha, she’s from, like, 1904 or something.

Brother: See, I was on the right track. That was the one I was thinking of.

Me: How old was I when I got Crystal – wait, I can’t put that on my blog.

Brother: Why?

Me: They can’t know how old I am! Yet – maybe later. In the future. Okay, just look at this picture, not the words. Which doll is this?

Brother: The one who likes basketball. Jessie.

Me: No – wait, Jessie? Her name is Julie! That’s pretty close. Yeah, she does like basketball.

Brother: She wanted to be president. In the movie. (He’s talking about the short film AG made about Julie, if you haven’t seen it, it’s on their website.)

Me: Do I have this doll?

Brother: Yeah, you have Kit, but its name is Lindsey.

Me: Yes. But it’s not an “it,” its a “she.” What year was Grace Girl of The Year?

Brother: It was three years ago . . . wait . . . it’s 2017 this year, right?

Me: Yes.

Brother: But it’s going to be 2018 in a few days, right?

Me: No, in like 11 hours.

Brother: Okay, so three years ago it was . . .  2015!

Me: Now, is there anything you would like to tell my wonderful league of followers about dolls, or yourself?

Brother: (pause)

Me: Hello? We have dead air here!

Brother: (Says something I shall not write here.)

Me: Okay, we’re done here. Say bye.

Brother: (Says another thing I shall not write here.)

So . . . that went differently than I expected. But I hope you enjoyed it anyway! See you guys on Thursday!

AGs in Alaska

 

 

 

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A Day in The Life: Molly Elise

Hello there, everyone. It’s Molly here with today’s Day in The Life post! You’ve heard from Crystal, McKenna, and Emily so far, and now it’s my turn. I *sigh* had to put down my beloved SAT Prep book to do this post, but I think it’ll be worth it.

Also, AGs in Alaska wanted me to tell you that she is very, very sorry for not posting yesterday. School (all of her 8 subjects and many tutors/extra homeschool classes) has been keeping her EXTREMELY busy. She barely has time for anything else. So she apologizes for her lack of posting these last couple of weeks. She is happy to announce that this summer she will be posting three times, yes, THREE times a week! She just has to make it until May.

The very-much planned post featuring her brother has been postponed until MONDAY – yes, Monday, as it is a very long post and she needs more time, sadly. This weekend she will be working on next week’s posts, as well as a BLOG REVAMP!!! Her curret theme isn’t really working out for her.

And now, onto a day in MY life!

6:00 AM: As a studious girl, I feel it’s important to wake up three hours before the sun (you know, winter in AK) so I can get my morning routine over with and get onto school!

7:00 AM: Time to start my schoolwork! This year, I’m taking AP World History, Trigonometry, AP Literature, AP Biology, Chinese and Arabic, as well as preparing for my very first AP test.

12:00 PM: Grace forces me to take a break for lunch, which I would much rather skip so I can continue my studies, but she actually gets Tessa to help drag me away from my Trigonometry textbook. The nerve of those two.

12:30 PM: I eat a quick lunch before starting Arabic and AP World History. I keep working on school until . . .

2:00 PM: I just finished all of my subjects, and now I’m doing little fun reading with my favorite book, War and Peace. 

3:00 PM: Crystal decides we need to update my wardrobe and drags me off to the mall. YES, THE MALL. I DETEST THAT PLACE. But, to quote my oldest sister, “You have no life. You need to at least dress like you have one.” And, to quote Lindsey, “Whatever.”

5:00 PM: Crystal and I return with a maxed-out credit card (AGs in Alaska is not going to be happy about that one) and a new wardrobe.

6:00 PM: We sit down to spaghetti and meatballs with French bread made by Emily and Tessa. Morgan helped Grace make raspberry tartes for dessert, so I help myself to a small one and retire to my bedroom.

8:00 PM: After listening to some classical music and reviewing SAT flashcards, I start to get ready for bed.

8:30 PM: Since I’m getting up so early, I flick off the lights and pat Bennet on the head. See you in the morning!

Molly

Happy Birthday, Kaylyn!

Hi everyone! So many of you know this already, but today is Kaylyn’s birthday!

Cheers, confetti!

WAIT, WHERE ARE MY EXPLOSIONS I WANTED EXPLOSIONS PEOPLE!!!!!

Okay, never mind.

Kaylyn is the amazing blogger behind Kaylyn’s Random World, one of my favorite blogs in the world. Kaylyn has two amazing dolls, Izzy and Gracelyn, that you can meet by checking out her blog here. Today is Kaylyn’s eleventh birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAYLYN!!!! KEEP BEING AMAZING!!!!!!!

AGs in Alaska

Travels With Grace: Washington, Day #6

Grace here! IT’S THE LAST DAY OF MY TRAVEL BLOG!!!!!! WAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! I have this sweet post for you in which I say goodbye to my cousins.

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“Bye, guys,” I say sadly to my cousins. They are leaving to go home today (they live in a different area of Washington, and we came to my aunt’s house to meet up this week). I will also be leaving tomorrow to go back to Alaska.

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“We’re really going to miss you,” Cara tells me.

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“I’m going to miss you too, Care-Bear,” I say, giving her a hug.

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“Bye, Grace,” I tell my next cousin. “I hope we can visit again soon.”

She nods, her eyes watering.

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“I’m really sorry you broke your leg, Lea,” I say to the oldest of all my cousins. “Get well soon!”

“Thanks!” she replies.

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My three almost-sisters walk over to the gate dejectedly. “Bye, Grace!” they call. “See you soon!”

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“Bye!” I shout, as they march down the steps (Lea hopping, of course). “Love y’all!”

And . . .

Cut!

Okie-dokie, that’s all for Travels With Grace for now! I have had so much fun traveling and hanging out with my cousins, and I hope you enjoyed meeting them!

Love,

Grace

Travels With Grace #5: Washington

HI GUYSSSSSSS! WHERE WAS I YESTERDAY, YOU ARE WONDERING????? My mom said I needed to not use the computer for a couple of days, so that’s why. And on Monday I completely forgot until 11 PM was run over by a herd of elephants and was in the hospital!!!!! IKR, CRAZY!!!

ANYwho, here is the fifth installement of Grace’s travel series! Enjoy!

Ignore the grainy iPad pictures. I did not bring the right camera charger with me on my vacay.

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Lea is in the hospital after having broken her leg falling out of the crabapple tree.

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“Hey, Lea,” Cara says. “How are you doing?”

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“Hey, Care-Bear,” Lea replies tiredly. “I just, ya know, have a broken leg. Not much else going on at the moment . . .”

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Lea points to her lower leg, which is wrapped in a white cast.

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“Yeah, we’re all super sorry you got hurt,” Grace says sweetly.

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“Do you want to try walking?” I ask my injured cousin.

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Cara and I help Grace to her feet. “Why don’t you try walking down the hall?” I suggest.

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It takes her a little practice, but Lea hops down the hall on her shiny silver crutches.

Okay, that’s all! Sorry, it’s kind of short. The very last part will post on Monday, and then I have a super fun post featuring a SPECIAL GUEST next Thursday! You guys will L-O-V-E it. See ya then!

AGs in Alaska

Grace

50 Followers Alaska Q&A Answers + Alaskan Stereotypes & Bonus Facts!

Hope’s questions:

Is it cold there? (Well duh but I want to see what they say). Lindsey: It is very cold here, indeed. But I don’t really mind! I like adventuring outside when it is in the single digits.
Do you like living there? Morgan: We love it up here in Alaska. It’s so different from everywhere else, plus when we tell people in the Lower 48 that we live in Alaska, they always love it!
Are you used to the snow, or is it still special? Tessa: Actually, it doesn’t snow here as much as people think – it’s generally just cold. We can go weeks in the winter without getting any snow. So when it does snow, it’s always a delight. 

Kaylyn’s questions:

What is it like living in Alaska? Crystal: It is pretty much just like anywhere else (minus the Gucci boutiques.) There is also a lot of nature and open spaces here, which is cool for the rest of my family, but you know, heels are really not designed for hiking.
Do you have to hunt your own food like some Alaskans do on TV? Grace: Oh gosh, no. Our family does like to hunt, but there are grocery stores everywhere. 
Why do you live in Alaska? Emily: AGs in Alaska’s dad works up here. Also, we’ve been here ever since AGs in Alaska was born, minus a few years.
 Is it fun to live in Alaska? Molly: It’s a lot of fun to live in Alaska. There are a lot of unique opportunities to do cool things here! 
Have you ever had food from a lake/sea in Alaska? (I hope that makes sense. XD) Grace: Many, many times. AGs in Alaska’s dad and brother really enjoy fishing.
Is it hard living in Alaska? Lindsey: Sometimes. It is difficult to travel and it can kind of feel secluded – not because we’re lacking people or anything, which we aren’t, but because we’re cut of from the “Outside,” as it’s called.
Can you shop a lot where you live? Crystal: YES!!!!!! There are stores everywhere. Honestly, there are so many stereotypes about Alaska: No, people do not live in igloos, yes, there is electricity, no, polar bears do not roam down the streets. Where we live in Alaska it is just like everywhere else – shops, grocery stores, museums, even our neighborhoods look EXACTLY LIKE neighborhoods in the Lower 48. Like, if I didn’t tell you we lived in Alaska and showed you a picture of our house, it could literally be anywhere.
What do you like about Alaska? Molly: We like the amazing blue sky! It is super clear here because there is less pollution.
To you, what’s a highlight about living in Alaska? Tessa: Wildlife and nature opportunities. We camp a lot!
Do you live in a log cabin in Alaska? Morgan: No. Most people with log cabins use them only as vacation homes for the weekends and in the summer. 

Madison’s question:

What’s the weather like? McKenna: Winter: Cold and sometimes snowy. Also very icy. We can sometimes get “chinooks,” where it warms up and melts in the middle of the winter/right before spring. A few days later, it’s back to normal cold temperatures. Spring: Wet and rainy. Summer: Mostly rainy, some sun. Fall: Chilly and windy. We also like to joke that Alaska, like all states with snow, has a fifth season: breakup. That’s right before spring (generally in April) when the snow melts. Late October-March is winter, April-May is spring, June-August is summer, and September-Mid-October is fall. You may have heard about the Midnight Sun. That is when, in the summer, the sun is up until about 2 AM. In the winter, we get sun from about 10-6.

Ava’s questions:

Which one of you enjoy living in Alaska the most? Lindsey: ME ME ME! McKenna: No, it’s me!!! Lindsey: NO, ME!!!! McKenna: Fine. *sigh* Lindsey: Yeah, it’s me.
Do any of you wish you lived some where else? Crystal: I wish we lived in a place where I could wear heels year-round.
Emily, have you ever seen a moose? Emily: How funny! We just saw one today!

Bella’s questions:

How do you like living in Alaska? Tessa: It is fun! Very unique. Lots of nature, animals, interesting weather . . . 
How is the weather in Alaska during this time of year? McKenna: It’s cold with occassional snow and not very many hours of sun.
Best thing about living in Alaska? Grace: How special it is! We have cool places to hike, camp, fish, and hunt!
Worst thing about living in Alaska? Crystal: Only three months of heels!!!!!! *sob*
Have you always lived in Alaska? Emily: Almost. We lived in the Lower 48 for a few years.
Worst thing about being a blogger in Alaska? AGs in Alaska: Honestly, there really is nothing bad about it. 
Best thing about being a blogger in Alaska? AGs in Alaska: People find it very interesting where I live!
How do you live with no AG store in Alaska? (there isn’t an AG store there, is there?) Morgan: It’s tragic. We have to order online and pay ridiculous amounts of money (like $20) for shipping.
Since you live in Alaska, have you ever been to an AG store? Molly: Yes, AGs in Alaska has been to the one in Los Angeles three times.

Common Alaskan Stereotypes:

Do you have a pet polar bear? I’m sorry, since when has it been a good idea to OWN A WILD BEAR?!?!?!?!?!

Do you ride a dogsled to school? Generally only people who participate in the Iditarod (a famous Alaskan sled dog race in February/March ride dogsleds). 

Do you even feel cold? Just because we live in a cold climate does not mean we are immune to freezing temperatures. People who live in New England are not immune to cold, and they get more snow than we do. 

Can you see Russia from Alaska? Well, Russia and Alaska are seperated by the Bering Strait. In the middle is Big Diomede, which belongs to Russian, and Little Diomede, which belongs to the US. On a clear day, you can see Russia from Little Diomede. But that’s about it.

Why is it so cold in Alaska if you’re right by Hawaii and Mexico? Ahem. 

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Well, whadya know? A correctly drawn map!!! (Picture from Google.)

Hardly anyone lives in Alaska. This is a picture of downtown Anchorage, the most populated city in Alaska at over 300,000 residents (total number for AK is just over 700,000.) (Picture from Wiki.)

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With all those buildings? You would think SOMEONE lives there.

That’s all for the Q&A plus bonus facts/stereotypes about Alaska! If you have any more questions, I would be more than happy to answer them.

AGs in Alaska