Monday, August 24, 2009

My Excuse and Hypthetical, Future Child Auk

CSnyder is this week's Delightful Deviant. Why? Because he seems nice and . . . Well, just take a gander.

To the end of the world by =CSnyder on deviantART

Off the dock by =CSnyder on deviantART

Sometimes I think about blogging. Then, I imagine myself doing so. When that's all over, I really don't feel like blogging. If only I could imagine other things away . . .

Seriously, I think about blogging and attempt to do so, but I think too much. In my head most of my rants and vents just go away. Even when I want to rant, I give it up because I don't want to put myself out there as a negative blogger. When awesome things happen, its Internet appearance is hit-or-miss because extreme emotions bring out my short attention span. A new episode of Bleach could lead to the millionth viewing of Howl's Moving Castle which could lead me to listen to my current favorite songs (at any given time, I can talk that topic to death) and on and on . . .

True awesomeness doesn't last that long, but it's long enough to postpone blog entries.

So here I am. Little to say. First day of a new semester. I learned that an auk is not a fish; it's a type of seabird. Grandpa says that it's also a different way of saying "ark" and that I was close because auks eat fish. If I ever get a fish, I'm naming it "Auk". Scratch that. I think it'd be a cool human name. If I never have kids, I'll settle for the fish.

Well, I'm going to continue feeding my brain with musical and animated stimuli. I'll try to return to this blog sometime next week. Until then, and as always, take care. :)

p.s. Andrea, you are very cool for telling Scott about Personas. He told me and I'm quite happily swimming in a cosmic-framed Internet. I'm only slightly annoyed because you didn't tell me first. :P

Friday, August 7, 2009

I'm home and it's dA's b-day weekend!

I'm home! Yay! :D I had a great time in Redlands, but I'm happy to be home. If I could only teleport to a few places, Redlands would be one of them. I should probably make up such a list before I go saying something like that, but I mean it. Redlands is cool.

Now that I've expressed my excitement, I'd like to share something I like: deviantART. Specifically, some deviants. There are so many awesome people to choose from that I'm going to start highlighting at least one deviant and at least one of their deviations every blog post. It's dA's 9th birthday weekend, so it's a good time for me to kick this off. Okay, so I actually decided to do this because I'm too happy to be home to really say anything useful and I love dA enough to know that I want to continue this. Anyway, feast your eyes on some deviants (in no particular order).

jyoujo (previously jureba40)
He's one of my favorite deviants because his photography is absolutely wonderful and he's nice.

a frozen sunlight by =jyoujo on deviantART

stand still by =jyoujo on deviantART

She's a super sweetheart on top of being a neat photographer. She offered to feature me and I got back to her kind of late. She featured me anyway. That was super nice of her. :)

follow the leader by *kawaiiKitteh on deviantART

purple heart by *kawaiiKitteh on deviantART

Her cats (and dogs) are sooooooooo cute!

GNAW by *Aoxa-Cats on deviantART

Dexter's Pet II by *Aoxa-Cats on deviantART

When I get the itch to change my desktop wallpaper, I know where to go. He has serious skills.

World Map - Upside Down by ~vladstudio on deviantART

The Road to Aoraki by ~vladstudio on deviantART

Her photography makes me want to go for a walk except that's not so smart during the summer here. :P Anyway, she's cool.

Safe Inside by *Nelleke on deviantART

Last Note by *Nelleke on deviantART

Her deviations don't allow for embedding, but I'd like to tell you how cool her Little Lady and Little Dude are anyway. They make me smile. :) Smiles are cool.

That's all for now. I'll try to do the cool thing and show you pictures, etc. from my Redlands trip next post. Scratch that. I'm going to plan to do it. Anyway, until the next post, and as always, take care! :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Memory Fail; Positive Impact Win

I was thinking of giving up on blogging until I realized that I frequently need more than 140 characters to say what I'm up to. Well, that and I spent over an hour writing a post last night. For me, that almost equals baking a batch of cookies and burning all of them. What a waste!

Let's see. I'll start with what I've been up to and then tell you all what I really want to say. I saw a play called "1776" at the Redlands Bowl last Friday and Incendio play last night. "1776" was eh. Incendio, however, was sooooo coooool. Ironically, it was the one I dreaded the most. "It's tradition!", said Diane, so I went reluctantly. It took Incendio one note to kill that dread and steal my ears for the next 2 hours. At the end, I had to triple check the time because I couldn't believe that 2 hours had gone by. I wanted to hear more. I might have to buy one of their CDs sometime. Most likely, I will because their music is made for dancing.

Also, I've been watching "InuYasha" and "Bleach" lately. I'm on episodes 36 and 92, respectively. I have also recently watched "The Nightmare Before Christmas" for the first time, "Sphere" (no longer a favorite because I now know for sure that my favorite parts in the book are not in the movie), "Howl's Moving Castle" (one of my favorite movies), "Princess Mononoke", "Laputa: Castle in the Sky", and "Public Enemies". If you're thinking "Holy [expletive]! How the [expletive] have you watched so much anime and so many movies", my response is *shrug*.

Moving onto what 140 characters could not contain. As you probably know, I love music. Lately I've been mostly listening to The Civil Wars, E.S. Posthumus, and the "Howl's Moving Castle" movie soundtrack. I decided to mix it up today. To my delight, "The Blue Danube" by Johann Strauss popped up. Hearing it out of the blue (no pun intended) reminded me of the first time I remember hearing it. It was in an old cartoon (embedded later in the post). All I can remember about it is notes from the sheet music for "The Blue Danube" dancing around. Everything around me disappeared. If someone had told me that I had won a million dollars, I would not have heard them. Those awesome dancing notes had my undivided attention and filled me with joy.

After the cartoon ended, I forgot everything except those dancing notes, the name of the song, and how the song sounded. I know this because I just looked up and watched it on Youtube. Of the 7 minutes and 15 seconds, the dancing notes barely take up 10 seconds. Ha ha! In my memory's defense, I knew that there was something about that cartoon that has always bugged me. The brief appearance of those dancing notes is that bothersome thing.

I have to smile at how just a few seconds of a cartoon were more memorable than more important things in my life. I'd mention one or two of those important things, but I can't seem to remember them. :P

By the way, I feel like frolicking in a forest when I hear that song, so the rest of the cartoon might have affected me in some way.

That is all for now. Until the next post, and as always, take care!