Sunday, December 20, 2009

Poop Cupcakes

Two Delightful Deviants for the delay: curiouszoology . . .

Rain by ~curiouszoology on deviantART


Listening by ~curiouszoology on deviantART


Surprise by ~curiouszoology on deviantART

. . . and chirilas

UrbanJedi series 1 by ~chirilas on deviantART


goose in lomo by ~chirilas on deviantART


guardian of freedom by ~chirilas on deviantART
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Yeah, I know. I normally post on Friday nights. It nearly killed me to not be consistent. So where was I? Um. . . right here. I didn't post because I got caught up in messaging. Take note of those words because I doubt you'll see me type them again.
Well, today is my birthday. Pleasant surprise: I got more birthday wishes than ever, and that's not even using an adjusted scale for importance of people. Sure, that might be because of Facebook, but I don't care. It's still nice that they took out a bit of time. I got to spend the first few hours of the day at my good friend, Shelbi's, house. Next, I saw Avatar in IMAX 3D. It's probably the best movie I've seen in a while. It stood up to all of the hype. If you haven't seen it, see it. Now. In 3D. Go. Then, I had dinner at BJ's. Super yummy. ^_^ When we were all done, it was starting to get cloudy which made me happy. I like clouds, especially if they mean rain. My aunt made me my favorite pie when we all got home. That was also super yummy. ^_^ The last major thing of the day is just getting to chill. Yes, I like getting out of the house and doing things, but there is nothing like doing nothing. It's just bliss.
Now I will explain the title of this post. At Bazaar Bizarre last weekend, Shelbi and I saw $2 cupcakes with frosting swirled into the shape of poop. I couldn't stand the thought of paying $2 for a tiny poop cupcake, so I decided to make them for her birthday party. At said party Shelbi, Alisa, and I assembled the said poop cupcakes. They were awesome. I had more fun putting them together and making a mess of it than eating them. That's how things like that typically go. The party as a whole was fun and I wish Shelbi yet another belated happy birthday. :D
I'm going to watch SNL clips. I see they have something to do with Gilly. That has to be funny.
Until the next post, and as always, take care. :)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Few words

This week's Delightful Deviant is NestR because I can't believe I live in the same world that he photograhs. It's beautiful!

Eden by *NestR on deviantART

Pinkietude by *NestR on deviantART

Sphethereal by *NestR on deviantART

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I'm not in the mood to rant today and I don't have any fantastic stories to share. I'm so excited that this weekend is here that I can't get my mind to focus on other things easily. I'm just going to dump a few things that made me smile this week.
My friend showed me this video. I still can't stop imagining rainbow pigeons everywhere I go. :P


Glee: Sectionals

Done. I'm too excited! It's raining and I'm going to Bazaar Bizarre with Shelbi and I'm going to see my grandparents! :D

On a side note, I need to fix how manga affects me. I keep reading things backwards. :P Also, Andrea, I hope you savored the sight of me playing a game with the family. It's not happening for a while. -_- Maybe I'll explain that in a future post. . .

Anyway, I need to get some sleep before I get up really early. Until the next post, and as always, take care. 8)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Proceed with the lights on. My brain melted.

This week's Delightful Deviant is dina-bv. I first saw those fall colors and deemed her delightful. :)


Under your spell by =Dina-bv on deviantART


Warmth of your heart by =Dina-bv on deviantART

Could not embed this one.

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My blog in sum

Knitting makes me happy.
Making things makes me happy.
Learning makes me happy.
"The Lucky One" is sappy.

People make me sad.
People make me mad.
People make me glad.
I'm like my dad.

I aspire.
I desire.
My cookies are on fire.
I have no use for tires.

My friends are cool.
I go to school.
I've not mentioned mules. (Or have I?)
In history, I drool.

Sometimes I post.
Most days I don't.
Today I ate toast;
On Thanksgiving, roast.

Bob the Apple sucks.
Both the person and the story.
No, this part doesn't rhyme,
but Bob shouldn't even be in my summed blog poem. >.<

My cats are cute.
Photos, I shoot.
Tea, I do not chew.
I like the color blue.

Music is awesome.
My family is awesome.
Some things are not awesome.
I don't know what else rhymes with awesome.

Links, I share.
you to challenge me, I dare.
For me, making sense is rare.
U.S. history isn't fair. T_T

Yes, I do have friends. -_-
I love pens. ^_^
Clothing, I mend.
This is the end. :D
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Yeah. . . I did just type that off the very top (or bottom, it would seem) of my head. I really had nothing else to say. My brain kind of melted and I thought you'd all get a kick out of it. I'm pretty sure I said most of those things on my blog. If I didn't, it's because the idea was either trashed or put into the part of my brain where Lazy lives.
Ick. That was a bit too weird. for my sanity. I need to go do other things before my brain melts again and I do something else that causes my plushies to laugh at me.
Oh dear, I'm going crazy. T_T Leaving now.

http://www.variety.com/graphics/photos/reviewt/rtreasure_planet.jpg

Until the next post, and as always, take care. 8)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I want to make. . .

Instead of a Delightful Deviant, I'm going to share some things I admire/want to make.

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00e553c2163888330120a69b3472970b

http://kickass-peanut.deviantart.com/art/Catbus-Shoes-62796553

Approximately this. I can't find a picture from the movie, but I want to make Howl's coat and a black and white version.

Wizard Howl by *rainstormangel on deviantART

Stroll through the sky by *B1nd1 on deviantART

I love Urahara Kisuke's hat.

Bleach: Urahara by ~JJ-ANIME on deviantART

Urahara by ~Pablo-Oz on deviantART

Byakuya looks cool.

Byakuya Kuchiki by ~Petlefeu on deviantART

I love Neliel's hair.

Neliel Tu Oderschvank by ~meili-melee on deviantART


Origami Dress by ~Fraeggle on deviantART


Howl Moving Castle ::01 by *Cvy on deviantART


Studio Ghibli Shoes by ~Bee-Delicious on deviantART

I don't know where I found the rest of these.


 
 





 
 
That's all for now. I have homework to do, things to clean, and people to attempt to help. T_T
Until the next post, and as always, take care. 8)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Memory: the awkward and the pleasantly ddd

After Shelbi sent me a funny video about awkward moments, a bunch of memories came back like the 80s have fashion: a ridiculous flood. I don't have an amazing memory that stuns people; I have an awkward, good memory that gets me into troubling situations. Andrea can name all the times she hasn't believed me because I remembered something trivial from AGES ago and how we've fought over who was really dreaming (for the record, she dreamt, I spoke of reality). Unfortunately, the extent of the trouble has no bounds.
At school, I have to suppress my memory so people don't think I'm a stalker. Feel free to laugh if that image seems odd. Sometimes I can't help but remember weird details that no one should remember. Also, it bugs classmates because no one likes someone who knows the answer to a question unless it's going to win them something (or they want to cheat--the biggest reason I remind myself that I don't know anything). Even then, the geek is often not accepted for their knowledge. Friends have threatened to break my wrist over remembering things I just can't help remembering. Hence, I try to avoid groups and shut up my brain when it thinks it knows something it doesn't. They don't want me to tell them about whatever article I just read, and I don't want anyone to think I'm a know-it-all. I'm really not. I don't know much of anything. I just love learning.
It's not all bad, I should probably add. Because I don't throw it all out there with a big personality, I'd like to think I have quality friendships and I know how to organize a project that helps everyone feel good about working together. My memory allows me to recall stories that some people think are entertaining. When I was leaving EAS, a friend told me that they'd miss hearing my funny home stories. Another friend recently told me that they appreciate my intelligence (and creativity and mellow, cute disposition). I'm glad because there's no point in me enjoying information if no one wants to hear it. Hold it in is useless. It's like that silly Veggietales story about the man who had all of the bananas and the man who had all of the strawberries. I can learn all I want, but it's nothing until I pass it on.
Even as I say that, more awkward situations than pleasant ones pop into my head. Like I somehow remembered the name of the guy sitting next to me in a class from roll call before we were introduced, so I kind of new his name before the appropriate time. :S Or how I can't recall most of one campmeeting. I honestly don't recall much of the year before the last one (or maybe it was the year before that? It's too late for thinking) and it gets awkward when I'm with those friends and I just don't remember. What's weirder than the things I remember is what I don't remember.
It's works out. What's the point in living if we don't live forward? A little bad reminds us that there's plenty to come and we'll just have to experience it to satisfy our hungry curiosity.The future will always pwn the past.
I've rambled enough. I'll share another of my favorite deviants and some links after I sleep off Andrea's delicious cookies.
Until the next post, and as always, take care! 8)
 p.s. I forgot to add that my right leg is definitely longer than my left. That explains my lack of balance. I'm too tired to fit this in properly. I'm sure with sleep I could come up with something mildly cohesive.

Friday, November 13, 2009

History exam: done as of Thursday 2:30 pm

This week there are two Delightful Deviants: B1nd1 and tenchmaker. B1nd1 because her characters are excellent. They're full of emotion, creativity, and awesomeness.


Autumn Dance by *B1nd1 on deviantART


Rainy Porch by *B1nd1 on deviantART


Tropical Birds by *B1nd1 on deviantART

trenchmaker because her art is adorable. ^_^


Bubblephant by *trenchmaker on deviantART


Lost Delivery :Pong: by *trenchmaker on deviantART


Bubbles by *trenchmaker on deviantART

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You don't want to know what I've been doing lately except maybe about the movies I've seen: Monsters vs. Aliens, Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Crash, and 2012. All good. Monsters vs. Aliens is my favorite from that group. I heart B.O.B. Anyway, sharing/dumping time.









I'm making braciole on Sunday. This will be very interesting.

One of the few parts I really liked from this movie.


That's all for now. I think I'm going to pick up the guitar and attempt to use the pick again. Until the next post, and as always, take care. 8)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Arrogance

I shall start by saying there is no way I'm attempting this. I think I've demonstrated my ability to fail enough times. Moving on. . .
Right. I promised a couple posts. Well, there is no picture because I just finished and banished it to the room. What am I speaking of? A scarf. A manly blue scarf. That's it.
There really isn't anything wrong with it. It just symbolizes the demise of a friendship. You see, I take arrogance and rudeness about as well as a 2-year-old takes brussel sprouts (unless you're Andrea in whose case* it's onions).
It started with the "just-right" friend. Unfortunately, I'm a naive sucker for things that are better than they seem when my brain decides it's time to watch me squirm. (Still training the brain to be kind to the body that resists the urge to bash the brain into every brick wall.)
The breakdown of the friendship took a while. At first, the friendship seemed peachy and upright (new goal: make a James and the Giant Peach reference every week. Kidding.). As I became acquainted with the true magnitude of the arrogance, the ship molded. Well, that's only from my point of view. Being a friendship between 2 people, there is another half to the story. I do not know it being one half (end of weirdly used analogy, I promise), but I've witnessed it and discussed it enough to guess a good deal of it.
Arrogance breeds a certain kind of ignorance that is almost laughable. No normal person would tell me "you may know all the big words, but I act it out" when speaking of (social) psychology. You need only know one thing to know what's wrong with that sentence. Psychology is the study of the mind. Ergo, people with brains act those things out. I don't mean to call the friend stupid, but really? *head-on-brick-wall*
I wouldn't mind it so much except I can't even say "hi" without being insulted "jokingly" or talked to like a child. I cannot be considered a child just because I have neither a driver's license nor a job. Sure, my social skills are not exactly graceful, but I'm not completely lost. Obviously, I can and do socialize with people frequently. These are only a couple of the things I've had to put up with.
Back to the scarf, I was asked to make it. I'm the kind of person who generally knits things for people because I like to. Friends and family are likely to get something at some point in time. I was a little annoyed when I was not only asked if I was going to be making the friend something, but asked again if I would make something specific. No biggie. I took a mental note. Just a couple weeks later, I was asked if and when I'd be done.
-_-
I didn't even have the yarn. Months and repeated assurances that i would do it later and I'm done. The manly blue scarf is wide, medium-length, and not necessarily soft. Manly blue yarn is hard to come by in Placer County let alone soft manly blue yarn. The scarf is perfectly fine, but I did not enjoy making it. I felt terrible about the yarn and how I really didn't want to make it for a friend. Knitting is a hobby for me. I make friends because I like them. This situation is not an example of either. I'd like to burn my scarf and the ship, but I won't. In the past year, I've rid myself of a friend and plowed my nerves through a nonfriend. I think I can figure out how to handle one arrogant person and give them a scarf with a smile.
We'll see. . .
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I'll share 1 thing before I sign off. I have super fun schoolwork to do. :D

I love Neliel. I'm finally at the place in the manga where Nel Tu comes in, so I've been cracking up. I like her better in the anime because of that voice and little parts that are added in, but the manga is still awesome. Gotta love a still shot of Nel Tu flying Supa Speed at Ichigo. ^_^


Until the next post, and as always, take care. 8)

*I've never used this term before. Something about it feels underused. That probably means wrong, but you know what I mean, right? >.<

Friday, October 30, 2009

My plans and an ass-kicking peanut (Tom Lehrer mention, too)

 This week's Delightful Deviant is kickass-peanut because she kicks ass. She picked her name well.

GIANT Cremated Toast by *kickass-peanut on deviantART

Calcifer's moods by *kickass-peanut on deviantART

Soot Gremlins by *kickass-peanut on deviantART
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Plans. Ah. They're fun to make even though they often break. As of this week, my plans are as follows:

1. Knit and crochet like crazy. Some of the items include a scarf (will post about this one soon), a hat, a yoga mat bag, and plushies.
2. Make lamingtons. Scott and I really want to make some, so we're planning to in the near future. Will tell about it if we do it. We just wish Natalie would make them.
3. Pass U.S. History with a B. I've given up on optimistically thinking I can pull off an A in that class. I just don't like it enough to work for it. I'll keep trying, but I won't mourn over a B if that's what I end up with.
I can't believe I just said that. I never ever aim for a B.
T_T Moving on. . .
4. In the future, get a degree in either neuroscience or psychology (scratched out psychiatry and put neuroscience in its place). I have decided I'll just have to be a doctor in something that doesn't require so much contact with people. I won't be stubborn just because I'm sick of being told that I'm not socially eloquent enough to pull it off. I can prove that I'm not completely inept in social situations in some other way(s).
5. Learn how to play the guitar, viola, and cello. Also, improve my piano-playing skills.
6. Successfully teach my study buddy how to understand algebra. I just can't let him fail. I can't watch someone try so hard and still not get it. There must be a way to help. I'm hoping to find it.
7. Prove to Scott that "bazinga" pwns "bazing" as a word to express pwnage. I have a feeling that I'm going to end up the one who is pwned, but I'd still like to try.
8. Read my giant stack of books. I'll dedicate a post to this one. Yes, it's that long. And yes, I do have enough info to make an interesting post about it. At least, I hope so.
9. Watch all of the anime, movies, and tv shows, read all of the books and manga, and own all of the forementioned items on my lists. Yes, that is supposed to be plural. I love my lists and other methods of organization. :D
10. Make several items from shows (mostly anime) I like. Howl's coat being near the top of my list in original and alternate colors.
11. Relocate the subbed version of Howl's Moving Castle that I lost. T_T (I don't know how it got deleted, but I want it back. >.<)
12. Figure out how to make a ROM work. It'd be even better if I could get my old system back, but I need something until I can get a new one. I miss playing Sonic, Pokemon, Crazy Taxi and.  . . *sniff* Pen-pen. I can't even continue this list. It's too sad. Oh, dear, I need a life.
13. Fight world suck with united awesomeness. I want to do my part to join the other nerdfighters in this cause. If you don't agree, please just pet a kitten and try not to agree with getting rid of world suck.
14. Learn how to write and speak several foreign languages. French, Spanish, German, Japanese, and Loxian are just a few. This is one area in which I need optimism.
15. Stop bugging people with the things I've learned. I'm pretty sure that's gone from somewhat cute and interesting to oh-em-gee-this-girl-won't-shut-up-and-she's-such-an-uncool-dork. I don't think I'm all the way there yet, but if I mention math outside of class again, I'm going to get slapped. :P

I'm ending here because I think you get the point (though I could go on and on because I like planning and organizing those plans). I'm pretty ambitious. I need more lifetimes. :P

Done blathering on and on about lists and the junk in my head. It's time for other stuff on the internet.
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I can't find Tom Lehrer singing this, but this is my favorite lipsync.


That tune came from this song. It gets stuck in my head. :P






Until the next post, and as always, take care. 8)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Nature day and a thought about Christmas :S

Yesterday my family went out to the Waffle Barn, a yummy restaurant, and explored nature. My aunt and I did not come home with a Quaking Aspen, but we will have one in the backyard someday. Anyway, here are some unedited pictures. Enjoy. :)











As much fun as I had, I wish I had tried to sneak into the Junior/Senior retreat. Instead, my family failed to find Bigfoot, decided against going into the green hot spring (well called), and almost got lost had an adventure exploring the forest. The only wildlife we saw was a bright orange and black beetle. No deer, squirrels, chipmunks, mountain lions, bears, birds-- rien, nada, nothing-- in the middle-of-nowhere forest. -_-

Oh, I haven't mentioned anything about my knitting lately. I took a bunch of stuff up to Eleven B a week or 2 ago, made a couple cute hats for myself, and finished a scarf. I'm now working on a laptop case for Scott. I think the next items on the list are a scarf for Isaac (who is leaving for Texas in a little over a month), a scarf for a classmate's fiancee, a yoga mat case, and whatever I feel like making for Eleven b. I'll get the list straightened out soon. Christmas is in exactly 2 months, after all. :S (Christmas is one of those holidays that cause the thank-you card Nazis in my family tree to fall from above and deliver their messages of "YOU FAILED!". Naturally, I'm contemplating how I approach the holiday well in advance. Nazis like octopi, right?)

Until the next post, and as always, take care. 8)

Friday, October 23, 2009

A music meme and other musical things

This week's Delightful Deviant is  iNeedChemicalX because her photography is sweet, soft, and nostalgic. It's like seeing someone's memories in a frame.


A gentle moment by =iNeedChemicalX on deviantART


Make a memory by =iNeedChemicalX on deviantART


Keep me up all night by =iNeedChemicalX on deviantART

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I think it's been established that this blog is on shuffle, or rather, the blogger is on shuffle. Speaking of shuffle, I've never gotten around to this meme, but it's one I feel like doing at the moment. I had a similar one in my e-mail, but it went poof the moment I felt like doing it. I just found this one on a Google search. The really interesting stuff will follow. I'm just doing it for fun (which is why foreign titles and embarrassing songs will be included).
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Take your ipod or mp3 player. Set it on shuffle. Use the songs that randomly play as the answers to these questions.

How would you describe yourself? My Name is James
What do you like in a member of the opposite sex? Calling It Quits
How do you feel today? Dai Katsugeki
What is your life's purpose? Tonari no Totoro
What's your motto? Kaze no Oka
What do your friends think of you? Other Side of the Radio
What do your parents think of you? I See the Moon
What do you think about very often? Sing It Back
What is 2 + 2? Beggin' Me
What do you think of your best friend? Dream Star
What is your life story? Sakura Biyori
What do you want to be when you grow up? Angel
What do you think when you see the person you like? Overture
What will you dance to at your wedding? A Summer Song
What will they play at your funeral? Framed in a Still Picture
What is your hobby/interest? Dancing on the Berlin Wall
What is your biggest fear? Fragrance of Nature
What is your biggest secret? February Sea
What do you want right now? Kakkou II
What do you think of your friends? Kaze no Toorimichi
What will you post this as? He's a Tramp
What time is it? Sogno Agitato
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Well, that was fun for me. I did not rig that first one, by the way. That's a song from James and the Giant Peach, a movie I happen to love and own a couple songs from. Moving on, I'm learning how to play the guitar and I'm hoping to get a viola in a few months, but I have one tiny problem: I don't listen to much guitar music. I like the piano and cello the best followed by the viola, violin, and hang drum. I hate the quartz singing crystal bowl. I'm getting a headache just thinking about that instrument. As far as the guitar goes, I'm indifferent. I'm only learning it to prepare my fingers for playing the viola (callouses) and because Andrea has a guitar that she's not using. I've learned the E major, A major, B7, and D major chords, I think. I'm not 100% sure of the "major" part, but I'm just trying to figure out how to enjoy this instrument at the moment. I'll work on getting the chord names down later.

 Well, I think this song is going to be my goal. It'll take a while to get there, but I think I'd like to play it. I prefer it on the piano, but there's no harm in trying to play it on the guitar.


This one is nice, too.


I think learning this one in the future is a requirement.
I only like this song because of the movie Whisper to the Heart.

That's all I can come up with at the moment. I need to explore my collection to see what I can start with and work up to. It'd be sad to learn an instrument that I don't enjoy.

Until the next post, and as always, take care. 8)

Monday, October 19, 2009

It starts with madness

Yeah, I fail. I won't lecture you on everything I learned while working on my social psychology project as long as you don't ask.
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Joe Hisaishi + 9 Cellists = Madness, indeed.



Hp is cool.
All I'm going to say is whoa.
Her Morning <-- Awesome video.

XD Pigeons

Pigeon Pilfer from Michael Stevenson on Vimeo.

I don't know what to call this, but it's in the realm of cool.

VIDEOGIOCO by Donato Sansone from Enrico Ascoli - Sound Design on Vimeo.

I had forgotten about this until I was going through some old links.


Find more videos like this on AdGabber


That's all for now. I'm going back to diving into Fullmetal Alchemist. Until the next post, and as always, take care. 8)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Delightful Deviant

This week's Delightful Deviant is redbeard31 because he has crazy gorgeous nature photography.


9lily118 by =redbeard31 on deviantART


leopard198 by =redbeard31 on deviantART


leopard171 by =redbeard31 on deviantART

I have a social psychology project to do, so until the next post, and as always, take care. 8)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Excuse for Failure

Apparently I fail absolutely when I fail. There is no fuzzy gray line. In this case, I'm speaking of my "new plan" (currently scheming a new new plan because I don't want to fail). With my failure, I have a valid excuse to explain. I'll just start with Monday. . .

Monday
10:40 AM- Strange feeling during yoga. Nostrils not cooperating with breathing that requires the plugging of one nostril at a time. Big breath through mouth and shrug.

3:30 PM- Starting to feel sick because I'm in the doctor's office. I have a single task on my mind: explain that I want acne medication. Nada mas. Also, I nearly have a panic attack at the mere mention of a shot. To my relief, I was only signed up for a mist and that is postponed.

Sometime in the evening- Someone says something on Myspace that turns me into an angry, thesaurus-wielding firecracker. I resist the urge to introduce four-letter words into my vocabulary in spite of Scott's assurance that they will work and the person does deserve them. I fail to get my point across and the ignorance and arrogance continue. I *might* dedicate a post to the issue.

I hate Monday grumble session, anyone? -_-

Tuesday
Way-too-early-AM- Dear Lord, what is this feeling in my head? There is stuff blocking my ability to breathe. I am going to DIE. Ugh. *goes back to sleep probably because I lost consciousness due to a lack of oxygen*
6:20 AM- First pill for acne medication taken. Throat and nose malfunction simultaneously. Someone please tell me that the storm I hear caused the school to close for the next week so I can go back to sleep and not entertain the thought of suicide.
7:00 AMish- Nausea decides to join the weird cold symptoms. Aunt Tracy notices and orders me to take some medicine that will help counteract the effects of the other one and with my cold. I thank her, but I really want to thank her later when I don't feel anything. Numbness is an amazing feeling.
Lesson learned: I lack the ability to take the acne medicine on an empty stomach in the morning before breakfast.
8:30 AM- Amazing feeling! After cola syrup and Advil: Cold&Sinus, I can conquer the world! Plus, it's all stormy. YAY!!!
12:45 PM- Medication starts wearing off. Head threatens to abandon ship. U.S. History canceled. Woot. Library filled with people setting up an art exhibit. Too. Much. Noise. Relocation to lounge. I stare out the window with a couple other people in awe of the terrifyingly powerful yet beautiful storm. Ah. *sniff*
10:20 PM- Astronomy killed my head. A dose of Nyquil and I am out like a candle in the ocean.

I hate Tuesday grumble session, anyone? >.<

Wednesday
6:20 AM- Head not exploding upon consciousness. Improvement.
11:50 AM- Yoga: survived. Somehow. Cold seems to have improved significantly. Advil and Nyquil, I love you. *glomp*
11:51 AM- Panic sets in. U.S. History exam TOMORROW. :S Tuesday morning was less painful than this realization.

Males, I know why you have a nothing box. I envy your ability to use one. Upon realization of my inability to have one, I figure it out and feel an amazing feeling for about 2 seconds. My reality box is bigger than my nothing box. T_T

Thursday
2:25 PM- Exam: survived. It's Thursday? Oh. Meeting soon. Brain= relived and fried.
4:10 PM- Counseling appointment leaves me feeling less confused. I am filled with a desire to be Dr. Alyssa N. James (psychiatrist). The family does not hear the end of it starting when Scott picks me up. Also, I read in The Theory of Everything by Stephen Hawking that Murphy's law is proven by science: Disorder increases with time. Ergo, things get worse. This amuses me so much that I also have to tell everyone in the family about this. Most of them probably started tuning me out almost 18 years ago anyway. :P

What was I doing the rest of the night? Oh, yeah. Trying to find my life while doing homework with a broken brain. When 11:30 PM comes around, I look around with shifty eyes because last time I checked it was 7:00 PM. Life and homework must wait until morning. Title of Dr. James, I might achieve you in the future.

Today, Friday
Um. I made little progress on something I was supposed to be working because I was watching Jyu Oh Sei (also on hulu); I recommend it to anyone who likes anime. I actually needed that. My mind is everywhere right now. I'll be ready to return to tackling the list of things I need to do  tomorrow night.

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If you don't understand my excuse, I'll sum it up in a few words: Sick, stressed, and scatterbrained. My new-found nothing box was crushed too quickly by my reality box, so I have nothing particles messing up my system. I think the weekend will get me back to normal (whavever that is).

Anyway, I have some internet finds to share.



I missed TBBT this week. :( Still, XD.
If you haven't seen the utilikilt, you're missing out.
I still want to learn the dance in this song. I'm hopeless. . .


That's all for now. Until the next post, and as always, take care. 8)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Birdo

I learned about this yesterday. I think someone once told me that Birdo is male, but I don't think I was listening very closely.


From this, I get that Yoshi is gay and Nintendo history would probably be an awesome history course. Gaming culture never ceases to amaze me.

Until the next post, and as always, take care. :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

How to find an article about male nipples

See? I'm sticking with my plan. Let's see how long I can keep this up.

Shelbi, I hope you're reading this because this post is for you. Msn is deciding that you are not allowed to know what Google did to me. Thankfully, Blogger is on the fun side (Facebook is on msn's side >.<).

I'm working on a project for social psychology on gender differences and similarities. Naturally, I turned to Google to find an article about how males and females see color differently. I typed in "color male female scientific american" because the article I remembered involved those words. Of course, Google decided that I was being too lazy (I had the link already in my ginormous bookmark organizer). It gave me this article. Yes, Google knows me now. It knows that I want the strangest article possible. I'm not sure why Google wants me to know why men have nipples, but I'm thoroughly amused.

Also, I like Nadine's belt and this made me laugh hysterically (in my head). Lastly, I've witnessed this.


Until the next post, and as always, take care. ^_^

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Artistic Nerd's New Plan

Who is the odd one out of the bunch? (Hint: It's blue.)
Hello, blog. It's been a while. I have a new plan that should take care of that. You see, I'm an internet hound. I search, read, and watch things every day. I send most of the links I find to Shelbi. I've been neglecting this this thing because I've been reading a lot and too terrified to write (U.S. history -- don't ask). This is where my new plan comes in. I'm going to share at least 1 thing I've found every single day. Once a week, I'll have a deviant artist spotlight thing. Maybe I'll even say what's up every so often, go on a rant, tell a story, or share a conversation--anything goes. To kick off yet another restart, I'm going to do the deviantART spotlight and share a few links and such.

This week's Delightful Deviant is . . .
Sooper-Deviant because he captures nature with enviable skill. Some of the animals are downright cuddly-looking, so I cannot resist thinking ":aww:". Just have a look. His gallery is drool-worthy.


Sharing Time


For the Love of Typewriters from The Art of Jordan

Marc Johns is fantastic.

Serious kudos to these guys.




Music video for Black and Gold by Sam Sparro Seeing the clip from Fame made me want to look up the song. I really like it.

I saw this weeks ago, but I'm sharing it now.


I was shocked when I saw this on Glee. I can't find the clip, so you'll just have to find the episode to see what I mean. I was impressed. This is just the song, so you can hear why.


I want to make this.


Nat is back!!!!!!!!

That's all for now. Until the next post, and as always, take care. 8)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I love paper

No Delightful Deviant because I'm sharing my love of paper. You'll see how that works in a second.
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Okay, so I ranted to my heart's content last night. I complained. I whined. I overcame the urge to type in all caps and just used more words. Now, I can show some more pleasant things. :)

On Friday I was hanging out in the school library. I decided to take a stroll because I spotted a few shelves filled with dictionaries. Instead of doing the really geeky thing and picking up a really old dictionary, I checked out the opposite bookshelf. Soon enough I came upon the papercraft section (I don't think it has a name, but the whole section had a craft theme). Before you go and think "Oh, no. You're one of those tree killers who enjoys torturing paper products for your own amusement. You sicken me," be patient. I love trees and the amazing things people do with paper. I'll just show you what I mean. I can't show you the 1971 book by Hiroshi Ogawa called "Forms of Paper" that I borrowed, so I'll show you some awesome paper stuff from deviants (mostly) and other cool people. Enjoy. ^_^


Epcot Ball by `synconi on deviantART

My Pet Dragon by ~Richi89 on deviantART

Miniature cranes 2 by ~orudorumagi11 on deviantART


Origami Dress by ~Fraeggle on deviantART

Source


Kusudama by `synconi on deviantART


Swan by `synconi on deviantART


Nine tail fox by ~guspath on deviantART

Check out this flickr collection, too.


Quiet by ~seriouslytwisted on deviantART


Butterfly by *xnattyx on deviantART


Senbazuru - 1000 cranes by ~wastedlimes on deviantART


Paper Bird by *luminatii on deviantART


Tare Panda by ~wossm on deviantART


Straw Stars by ~neoreflection on deviantART


colourful love by ~cosmogurl on deviantART


Paper Sculpture - Tree by *luukie on deviantART


Paper Violin by ~OceansWind on deviantART


Cottage in the Snow by ~cmcefee on deviantART


Organic by ~CosmicWinds on deviantART


paper.cut by ~fu-fu on deviantARTv


concentric circle2 by ~jfatsnorlax on deviantART


DNA or ADN Helix by ~Foligna on deviantART

And there's plenty more. Crazy huh?

I'm done sharing for the moment. Until the next post, and as always, take care. :)

p.s. Okay. I lied. I almost forgot that I have to show Scott's funny, loud hiccups.

Friday, September 4, 2009

TGIF I've been in need of a rant

This week's Delightful Deviant is tokyoxterror. I think "delightful" is the wrong word in her case because I wouldn't put frosting on her photography and eat it. (Jeepers Creepers combined with frosting would probably be poisonous.) It's just plain cool.


Hilarious by ~tokyoxterror on deviantART


Dull Day by ~tokyoxterror on deviantART

I think "deserving" would be a better word now that I've consulted thesaurus.com. :P
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Ugh. It's the end of the 2nd week of a new semester. I've been falling asleep in the car on the way to class every day and I just fell asleep during family worship time. Stress has been accumulating in the forms of drowsiness, a stye, nightmares, daymares, and an overall feeling of blech. When school stress combines with a few social stresses, and those stresses bombard my focus, I get the runaways.

I run to sleep. I flee inside my head with only a podcast or music or just anything else to experience and melt into. I collapse into a movie. I do anything I can to not experience the world around me. I know that the social stresses have always existed and the school stuff is going to work out, so I have to run away and let it all go. I hate being there because I don't have any control. I can't tell my friends to stop worrying about my loner status; they want to fix me. I can't and won't fall for the trend to always be in search of a boyfriend or just a crush; I'm quite happy without one. I signed up for school to be challenging and I can't control the factors that turn it all into a huge mess. I just have to let it go and move forward. As the theme of The Series of Unfortunate Events goes, "there's always something."

My somethings are the following:

1. I have people. I'm super grateful. I may prefer to be alone much of the time, but it doesn't mean that I don't have family and friends. The people who say, "Alyssa, you need more friends," are wrong at least partially. I believe in quality, not quantity. I try to back my people up and am grateful for all the times that they're there for me.

I may not be a social butterfly, but I do get around.

2. I'm 17-years-old, I'm in college, and I have a lot of hobbies. Someone expects me to be on the search for someone to suck away half of my time? Heck. No. It's not my time to find love or pretend to search for it. Sure, if and when that special someone comes along, I'll probably be happy. I'm not going to force something that I may not be ready for. I've had to deal with enough creepy admirers and relationships I realize I just fell into rather than relationships with people I've fallen in love with. I'm quite happy being single and building up my friendships. Not to mention working on building up confidence in my self. I know where I stand. Pointing out my fears and past does not solve anything; it just ticks me off (as my rant is probably making evident).

I may not have a significant other, but I don't care. I want to live a significant life.

3. I love learning. I took on a full load because I like classes (minus U.S. history, for now). I like discussions, figuring out how things work, expanding my mind, seeing from another perspective, reading, pursuing my interests, and watching someone teach something they're passionate about. I don't love drama or when I can't get the things I need to actually learn. I'm lucky to not be dealing with drama, but the other thing is getting in my way. I'm learning, so it's okay. I'm being forced to expand my resources and find new ones. Sure, I want to kick myself for not calling the school months ago to check on my financial aid status, but it's not going to help. I just have to be patient and work around it. I feel pathetic when I'm not learning. I could at home, but I only get credit if I attend classes. Even if those classes sometimes stress me out or seem redundant, I'm going to take them because I'll feel good in the end.

I may suck under pressure, but it's not going to suck me in for too long. I have determination. (I'd say "I have resolve", but that's Ichigo's line. :P)

4. I'm a selective speaker. I seem mute so some; obnoxiously garrulous to others. I just can't talk to some people, so whatever I have to say goes elsewhere. I just don't enjoy talking and socializing like some people do. I keep up a few conversations and chat with a stranger every now and then, but I try to think more than speak. Sure, I'm not that great at it, but it's all about practice. What would I say if I talked more? Well, if I knew that, I'd speak.

I may not always speak my mind, but my mind has a definite voice.
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I don't have nothing and I'm not insane. I'm at a point at 17 that most people aren't at until they're 19. My 17-year-old knowledge does not have the cozy advantages of 18+-year-old hindsight. I'm in the process of learning, of living. I'm not empty, yet I'm not full. I'm just working out the balance and I probably won't figure it out for a while. I'm young and I'm different, and I'm getting stronger. The more comments I receive, the more sugar I have to ingest (I'm going to stick with Mary Poppins on this one. Salt doesn't sound pleasant.).

I realize that I need to make my thoughts known at the time they're being demanded. That's part of conversation. It's one part I suck at because my mind goes blank and I can't think. So I've tried to think some things out here in a kind of declarative form. I think I've said enough for now. I have plenty of rants in me, but I can only tackle so many at a time while still making sense.

I feel better now. I hope you're all feeling well. Until the next post, and as always, take care. :)

p.s. I don't want to repeat any of this for a while. I just don't have the heart to rant like this often. Next person to bring any of these topics up is probably going to get a blank stare from me unless I am absolutely forced to face the topic. If that happens, they're going to have to carry my exhausted body home. I probably won't have the energy (or heart) to demand anything else as much as I'd want (and am currently craving) a cup of green tea and ingredients to bake cookies.