Monday, December 31, 2012

December 31st - A Year In Review

The end of this year really snuck up on me! I forgot to plan a massive end-of-the-year post for the blog!

...and that's why I spent the last hour rereading all of my entries from the past year. 2012 was a long year. Things that happened in the spring feel like they happened over a year ago. Things have changed, of course, as usual...and really, since I've just had my 1,000th consecutive entry like a month ago, there's no need to get too sappy.

Here are some wonderful things that happened this year:


  • I had loads of fun being a member of my school's SSA and hanging out with brilliant people
  • I got a great job and have a ton of great coworkers
  • I discovered some literally life-changing fandoms, like Game of Thrones/ASOIAF and Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • I was very, very fortunate and was able to meet Alan Rickman, Neil Gaiman and Tim Gunn
  • I became even better friends with Lexa, who I met through Blogger
  • I read amazing books, saw fantastic films, and experienced so much art
  • I got my first car
  • I turned 20 - goodbye, awkward teenage years!
  • I hit my 1,000th consecutive blog entry and had a lovely third year of daily blogging
In eight minutes, the last blog alarm of 2012 will sound on my phone, and another happy year of this will conclude. Despite my forgetting to blog one day, I am still so, so pleased with this blog. I've said it a million times but having this blog has changed my life so much more than I could have ever anticipated.

And thank you- whether you have only ever read just one entry or if you've read 100. Thank you to Lexa and Kady and Jon (and Anfo) for helping to shape this blog. I can't wait for 2013.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

December 30th

SKYYYYPE NIIIIIGHT
We're talking about our middle school awkwardness. We were so lame.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

December 29th

Tonight I made the excellent decision to watch How to Train Your Dragon.
I'm one of those people who despite being non-religious and non-superstitious tends to feel very emotionally connected to a lot of my dreams. Dreams may not have any literal significance (as in, they do not foretell things), but they are powerful. My dreams have given me ideas for stories I want to write. And sometimes, something will come up in a dream which I decide to try in real life.
Last night, I had a bunch of really bizarre dreams, one of which featured a couple of Dreamworks characters, included some from How to Train Your Dragon, as well as Rise of the Guardians (which I really, really want to see). I have been meaning to see HTTYD since it came out, but never got around to it, despite how good everyone said it was. But this dream was like a kick in the butt, you know? It got me in the mood to watch it, so I did. And I am so glad that I did! It was a really fantastic movie. Gorgeous animation and beautiful soundtrack, plus a really sweet storyline. If you haven't seen it, definitely at least consider it. It's not a Disney movie, so they aren't shy about discussing death or using words like "hell" and "damn"; it's not a sugar-coated fairytale where in the end everyone walks away unscathed. Overall conclusion: Two thumbs up from this blogger.

Friday, December 28, 2012

December 28th

I'm rewarding myself with oreo ice cream and QI to celebrate the end of the most hellish work week.

That's it. That's my night. I'm so happy.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

December 27th

I'm at my dad's house! I have internet again!

Work, man. I've done a lot of it this week. Seven more hours tomorrow, then I get Saturday off! Hallelujah!

(Come visit me at work tomorrow, okay guys?)

I am now going to have some delicious ice cream because why not.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December 26th

Happy birthday to my sister!

I just drove one of my coworkers home and decided to use my phone's MapQuest app to get me home. Well, bad idea. It took me through all these creepy twists and turns, and then dropped me off...not at my home. Luckily I knew where it put me, but still. How obnoxious. It's 11:30 and I left work a little after 10:00. It's too late to just now be getting home!

Still no internet here at my mom's house. 3G blogging on my phone, aww yeah.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

December 25th

Merry Christmas!

My cat farted in my face today. It smelled like 200 litter boxes at once.

Also there is no internet. Merry Christmas, mofo.

Monday, December 24, 2012

December 24th

Happy Christmas Eve! I hope you're all having a wonderful night and that your Christmas is merry, if you celebrate it!

I'm so happy to have a day off from work tomorrow.

I want oreo ice cream. I want to make this happen.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

December 23rd

Caroline and I are watching Holes. This movie is better than I remembered. A true classic.

...I can't wait to work all of Christmas Eve.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

December 22nd

I'm at my mom's house. I am freezing cold. My mom is insanely stingy about her heating bill so it's always cold here in the winter. I am wearing a sweater made of wool and I am shivering.

My work schedule this week...I don't even want to talk about it. Saturday cannot come soon enough.

Friday, December 21, 2012

December 21st

Happy apocalypse, everyone!

Work was crazy. I went from work to lunch to pick up my sister to shopping with my dad to dinner with my dad. No break periods. And I accidentally woke up at 5:30 AM and couldn't get back to sleep. Plus side: I found some really cute mint green skinny jeans for $15(!) at Charlotte Russe. I can't wait to wear them!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

December 20th

So...we don't get paid time and a half on Christmas Eve. That seems really unfair. Especially since I have to work that night.

I'm watching Hank and Katherine on Hankgames. It's cheering me up. I have to leave my house at 7:00 AM tomorrow. I work at 9:00. I am so sleepy.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December 19th

I am so damn tired. Work was exhausting. And it's going to be exhausting tomorrow, and the next day...every day for the rest of this month, I'm sure.

Did I mention yet that I'm hopefully taking a t'ai chi class next year? I am beyond excited. I'm gonna be a real waterbender.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December 18th

Sleepytime. I have to work late tomorrow.

Have you checked out the P4A? Check my link in yesterday's post and donate to charity! :)

Monday, December 17, 2012

December 17th

Happy P4A Day! If you're not familiar with the amazing Project for Awesome, please check it out! It raises money for a ton of different charities, and there's content from a bunch of amazing YouTubers as well. DFTBA!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

December 16th

SKYPE
SKYPE
SKYPE
SKYPE

I keep having Game of Thrones dreams. Varys, why are you in my mind??

Saturday, December 15, 2012

December 15th

Dear The Media:
Associating Autism, Asperger's, and other mental health conditions with violence is so extremely detrimental to so many people. People with mental health conditions are not inherently inclined towards  violence and should not be treated that way. Mental health issues are already extremely stigmatized, and this is not helping.
Here is a pretty (amazing) picture to help you understand:


See what I mean?
Thanks.
Love, Kate

Friday, December 14, 2012

December 14th

I know you all know about the shooting. I know that you're as mad and sad as I am.

I thought I couldn't feel worse about it...until I was shown this image:


That's right you guys- some dumbass, heartless Beliebers were posting this disgusting crap on Twitter. I am so, so done with humanity right now. REALLY? Some show that you can watch another time is more important than children getting murdered? R E A L L Y? I have no words for any of this.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

December 13th

Dear self:

Stop staying up late. Netflix is your enemy right now. Sleep is good. Do it more often.

Love,
self

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

December 12th

Good news, everyone! I have recovered from the existential crisis that was yesterday's blog entry.

Missing a blog entry came as such a shock that it really just rattled me and I didn't know how to react. So, I apologize for the freakout. I have reconciled my emotions by determining that on January 11th, 2013, I will be able to say, "I have been blogging daily for over three years now and only missed one day." That sounds okay to me. Not what I had intended, but so be it. Things happen. Can't change it now.

Happy 12/12/12, by the way!

I am slowly but surely making my way through the first season on Merlin. I tried watching it almost a year ago now I think and didn't enjoy it, but with all the hubbub about it on Tumblr, I decided to try again. And it's not bad. A bit of a slow start to be sure, but I hear that it gets really good. So I'm anticipating that. I've also been meaning to watch Once Upon a Time as well as Downton Abbey, but I can only do so much at once! I still have to rewatch the A:TLA series finale and Legend of Korra. I hope I like LoK better this time. I won't have such high hopes, so maybe the disappointment will be less soul-crushing.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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I am in utter, complete shock. I went to look at my archives and there's...no blog post from yesterday. I didn't blog. I thought I did. I was home by 9:00 PM. I remember my blog alarm going off. I was on the computer.

This is literally surreal. I feel sick. How could I forget? How could I ruin this for myself, and so stupidly? It's not like there was an emergency and I couldn't get to a computer. I was there. I thought I blogged. I always blog.

1,064 consecutive entries. That's the final count. It's not even a nice number. My last consecutive post wasn't even nice. It was short and stupid and pointless.

I feel like crying or throwing up. I never wanted it to end like this. I wanted it to end on my terms. I was doing so well and I literally cannot believe this. I don't know what to say or write or do. I don't know if I can blog again tomorrow as if nothing has happened. Now what do I say? "I've blogged every single day for over 1,000 days except that one time I forgot." No. Now I have nothing. I have lost the one constant in my life. The thing I did, that I always did, I messed it up. Now what? Now I have blogged one day, consecutively. What complete and utter shit.

Should I be proud of my blogging accomplishment? Yeah, probably, but I wasn't ready for it to end and it didn't have to end. I could have kept going for so, so much longer.

I ruined it for myself. I ruined one of the best things I've ever done. I'm not ready to be done. But now this is just a blog. It's not a special blog. It's a blog like everyone else - everyone else who blogs often, but not every single day. That's what every other blog is. But mine was different. It was something I did, the only thing I did, that I was so good at. I was good at blogging everyday. It was my thing.

So now what? I want to keep blogging, but I feel like my blog no longer has a purpose. It's not like I blogged about anything important most of the time, it was a just a blog where I blogged every day. That was its purpose. And now that's gone. And the archives of it are brilliant and telling but now what is it?

"I've blogged for over 1,000 days consecutively and never missed a day."
"I've blogged for over 1,000 days consecutively, and I've only missed one day."

The second one just sounds like a fuck up. "Hey Kate, why did you miss that day?" It wasn't an emergency. I had internet. I just screwed it up.

I feel like I've lost a part of my identity. Like something has been ripped out of my chest and there's a hole there.

Maybe I'll convert this blog into something else. Maybe I'll start blogging about different things. I don't know. I feel so lost.

December 11th

Tomorrow is the last repetitive date until January 1st, 2101. Number and dates and time are funny.

Tonight I feel like this dog:


Sunday, December 9, 2012

December 9th

SKYPE NIGHT SKYPE NIGHT SKYPE NIGHT

Snowstorm in Minnesota! It's so cold here!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

December 8th

Remember when I had a normal sleep schedule? Me neither.

The Blogger iPhone app FINALLY got an update so you can tilt your phone sideways and type with a full keyboard. Now I can blog from my phone without it taking 600 years to type things out!

I had the craziest inception-esque dream. Like, the kind where you wake up within your dream but you're still dreaming, except in this dream I was like ten levels deep into dreams so I kept waking up and it felt slightly more real each time, like I was really awake that time, and this happened like ten times. Then I actually woke up and was super confused. Dreams, man. What's up with those?

Friday, December 7, 2012

December 7th

Hey Lexa, your Christmas present came in the mail today! :D

My mom wants me to play Scrabble with her...again...I am so damn tired and I want to go to bed. It is 11 o'clock PM and this is a reasonable time to go to bed. Sigh.

Man, I have to work for like eight hours on Sunday. What is this nonsense.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

December 6th

Seven months until my birthday!

I just totally owned at Scrabble, and that never happens. Over 300 points and everything, aww yeah. I got the X, J, Q and Z. Whee.

Now time to play Scattergories! I've never lost a game of Scattergories.

I'm going to show my mom a Vlogbrothers video. I'll show it to you.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December 5th

SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY INTERNET

Like 50% of websites I frequently visit aren't loading. They're just white pages.

At least I have you, Blogger. :3

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December 4th

I feel like right proper crap right now. Feeling sick is no fun.

I did start reading The Casual Vacancy, though. It's kind of exactly what I expected from listening to the MuggleCast episode about it. In short: Brilliantly written, but not my kind of story. Also, the complete and polar opposite of Harry Potter...but I'm sure you've heard that already.

Seriously though, I just feel like Jo shouldn't be saying those words! It's a bit disconcerting to like...read a sex scene by her. It's as if through Harry Potter, I feel like she doesn't know about things like sex and cussing and all the other stuff from TCV. Or at least that she'd never acknowledge them. And then bam, we're talking about penises and cocaine and all sorts of other things.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December 2nd

Everything is the Game of Thrones Season 3: In Production teaser and nothing hurts.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December 1st

Happy December!

Disregarding all religious context and focusing solely on the music, Du Måste Finnas is still one of my favorite songs ever. YouTube that shit.

I know Photo Booth pictures are stupid....but I have a cat sweater and I wanted to show you guys.


Friday, November 30, 2012

November 30th

It's almost December!

I don't have to work again until Wednesday. This is a picture of what I will look like until then.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

November 29th

Not feeling well, so I'm going to bed now.

Unrelated: Forgot to take my Lexapro for a few days and I've got the brain zaps.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

November 28th

-creeps around Neopets-

Long day at work. And tomorrow will be long, too. But at least Secret Rewards starts up again at Victoria's Secret tomorrow, which means I'll be headed there after work!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November 27th

I've missed the Phillip DeFranco Show. I got really behind on my YouTube subs and now I'm trying to get back into them. Yay, HankGames and SourceFed!

I've also gotten back into gif making. :)

I watched the series finale of iCarly. Got a bit teary. What a good show.

Monday, November 26, 2012

November 26th

I literally thought I was going to pass out from exhaustion at work today. I could barely keep my eyes open. Then, a lovely coworker helped me with my shipment and I discovered a caffeinated drink that actually works for me! (Things like tea and soda don't wake me up.) This particular beverage is Drive by Vitamin Water. It has an interesting taste that gets better as you drink it, plus I was fully functional by the end of my shift. I'm crashing like crazy now though so I'm going to sleep.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

November 25th

SKYPE NIGHT

Hello, Lexa! We're discussing spoilers and such. Good times!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

November 24th

I'm still in the Black Friday recovery period. I felt super sick this morning, and my sleeping and eating schedules are really off. And of course, I had to work today...and tomorrow, and the next day...

If I can stay awake, I really want to watch Brave tonight. I keep seeing these amazing gifs on Tumblr and I just have to see this movie.

I'm also almost 2/3 done with my rewatch of A:TLA. Remember that time I watched all three seasons in like a week? That was crazy times.

Friday, November 23, 2012

November 23rd

I am about to go to bed, but I thought I'd post first in case I sleep all day and all night, which could very well happen.

highlights of working midnight to 6 am:

  • the hot shirtless greeter, duh 
  • the best cupcakes ever
  • at 4:00 when one of my managers starting walking around the store going “it’s FOUR IN THE MORNING. it’s FOUUUUR IN THE MOORNIING.” 
  • the person who lit and smoked a cigarette in the fitting rooms
  • the random piles of undies that kept appearing 
  • the customer in the line to check out who decided she didn’t want one of her shirts anymore so she just threw it 
  • when the line wrapped around the whole store 
  • one of my coworkers having an allergic reaction and getting hives on her nose 
  • the GM’s pep talk: “you have to keep working! it’s like how if sharks stop swimming, they’ll die. if you stop working, YOU’LL DIE.” 
  • the sweet, sweet feeling of clocking out

Thursday, November 22, 2012

November 22nd

it's snowing
whyyyy

I have to go to sleep now. I have to go to work from 11:30PM-6:00AM. I. Cannot. Handle. This.

Also I am having feelings about Sandor today.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November 21st

So much driving. I have a massive headache/neck ache/shoulder ache/jaw ache. And of course I'm working tomorrow night from 11:30 PM-6:00AM, so I'm sure that will help.

I am so damn tired right now. And my sleep schedule is going to get messed up tomorrow, so I'm just ging to be a mess this weekend. I vote for having a paid vacation.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November 20th

Early post today whaaaat??

Got my hair cut and my eyebrows waxed. I am feeling like a new person. (The waxing was free...yay, coupons!) I've never waxed anything before, and it wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. It was kinda fun actually, except for when my skin got all pink and angry afterwards. But hey, now my brows are fab! I also got my scary pre-mullet chopped off. Growing out a pixie cut is haaaard, yo.

Anyway, this early post is brought to you by the fact that I'm about to head up to St. Cloud for the night! Yay for seeing friends!

Monday, November 19, 2012

November 19th

I have so many things to do! And not enough time! Ahhhhh!

I'm also really tired, and my sleep schedule is super off. You know what will really help with that? Working 11:30PM-6:00AM for Black Friday. I see no problems with this.

Also, a big thank you to all of my readers- the blog hit 19,000 views today, which is lovely because it's the 19th today as well. Yay!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

November 18th

No matter how many times I get retweeted or tweeted at or favorited or whatever, I never expect a celebrity to acknowledge my tweets to them or about them. It still shocks me every damn time. Big celebrities or niche celebrities, I always just assume they're going to read my tweet and then forget about it. Maybe they won't even read it. But now that I have been acknowledged by several famous folks on Twitter, it does seem interesting to examine who responds and who doesn't, and what they respond to. Celebrities who I think seem very humble and in tune with their fans don't seem to use Twitter to express this much. Take Evanna Lynch, for example. She is super fan-oriented, and she even goes to Harry Potter conventions as a regular guest, not as a speaker, or someone who signs autographs. (Though certainly she does the latter two things as well.) But on Twitter, she really only interacts with her friends. I have tweeted at her a few times, and have never gotten acknowledged. (That's not meant to sound bitter, just stating a fact.) Another person like this is author John Green. He is very involved with his fanbase, but doesn't often show that over Twitter. John has tweeted at me though, and it was in response to a critique/suggestion I gave him. But he doesn't retweet "fan stuff," like Grey DeLisle or others like her. Grey is amazing on both Twitter and Tumblr- she follows back, favorites tweets to let you know she's read them, and very frequently talks to fans. I would say Grey is more of a niche celebrity, but that by no means makes her unpopular- in fact, she has a huge following.
Then, of course, there are the celebrities like Stephen Fry, or Justin Bieber is you want to change demographics, but in essence, the ones who have millions and millions of followers. The ones who don't tweet at fans but once in a blue moon. The ones who you tweet at incessantly, but the ones who also probably miss all of your tweets because they get thousands of messages per day.

One of the things I like to examine when considering who tweets at who is what the celebrity is known for. Are they actors, authors, politicians, musicians, etc. Politicians and musicians seem to do the least fan interaction, whereas authors seem to do a lot. I have also had a lot of luck with actors personally, though not "A-list" actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, et al.

I got a weird dose of being temporarily flooded with interactions when Josh Groban retweeted me. I suddenly gained followers and had people tweeting at me left and right. This lasted for about two days and was in reality not actually a huge thing, but it seemed very overwhelming. I was minorly Twitter famous for a day. And that made me realize how very, very cool it is that celebrities even have Twitter accounts. If my interactions tab was constantly filled with ten times as many tweets as I was getting because of my Josh Groban tweet, I would go crazy. How do you even read all of that? But I loved getting the new perspective, and it really made me appreciate the celebrities who reached out to me, even if they are very small in terms of Twitter fame. (I'm talking about you, Neville Page.)

Twitter is utterly fascinating because it really does break down barriers between us common folk and famous people. I grew up accustomed to the fact that I would be lucky to ever meet a celebrity, let alone be acknowledged by one. But Twitter has given fans the opportunity to constantly tell their favorite celebrities how they feel, and for celebrities to reciprocate if they want to. I think that's really, really cool. I have exchanged ideas with some of my favorite authors, and a musician I love wanted to share my humor with his fans.

The lovely Kristian Nairn was kind enough to tweet at me tonight, which is what brought about this whole post. I had a serious freakout moment about him tweeting at me, and it sort of made me go, huh, why did I do that? Why did he tweet at me? LET'S ANALYZE STUFF. I know this post is super convoluted but I'd love to hear everyone's feedback on this. Have you had a celebrity encounter via Twitter? With whom? Who do you want to talk to on Twitter? Let me know!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

November 17th

Well, this upcoming week is going to be ridiculous. Spending Tuesday night in Saint Cloud, then Thanksgiving and Black Friday madness. Not sure when I'm going to have time to read. I work until "10 PM" on Wednesday but last time that ended up actually meaning 11:20 PM so I have no clue.

I feel lethargic and hungry tonight.

Friday, November 16, 2012

November 16th

Step 1: Request Black Friday off two weeks in advance because you have plans
Step 2: Get scheduled to work Black Friday anyway

This is my life. Midnight to 6 AM. Ho-ly-shit.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November 15th

Letter Press is a game that I am playing on my phone now! Thank you to Tommy for introducing me. I am thus far kicking ass.

We are currently talking about how my short hair makes people assume I am lesbian. (Or at least, it did- the longer it gets, the less often people assume that. It's bizarre.)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November 14th

I tend to plan my day around the time I am scheduled to work, as most other people presumably do. So when I have to stay at work until 11:15 instead of 10:00, my night gets a little frantic. Usually, since my workplace can be a bit weird about hours, I'll be okay if I have to stay 20-30 minutes late. But over an hour really messes me up. I was told I was working until 10:00, and that's what I anticipated. This also meant I worked over 5 hours straight without a break. I. Am. Tired.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November 13th

Caribou has redeemed itself. Turns out when a totally awesome employee makes your drink and adds stuff to it, your drink ends up being really, really good.

Random weird shift tomorrow night from 6-10. Apparently it's some audit thing. Well...at least I can eat dinner before I go. Still, what a bizarre time.

Monday, November 12, 2012

November 12th

Slow day.
Very slow.

I'm going shopping for winter boots tomorrow though, which could be fun.

I miss pumpkin chai tea. Can you buy pumpkin flavoring online?
Where can I buy chai tea in bulk?

My new earring is all angry and stuff.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

November 10th

Welp, I was sick last night. That coffee did not sit right with me. Took six Pepto capsules, still didn't feel better, ended up staying up til 5:00 nibbling on saltine crackers and watching Jumanji. Now I remember why I don't drink coffee! The funny thing is, though, that I didn't even finish my drink. Not even half of it. Coffee and I just don't get along. Although, I've had coffee-flavored ice cream recently, and that was okay. But now I just don't want coffee anything. I miss pumpkin chai. I think I'm going to buy my own pumpkin flavoring and start getting iced chais from Caribou, and then when I get home I can put in the pumpkin flavoring. Also, I want to know what plain iced chai tastes like. Is it any good?

Friday, November 9, 2012

November 9th

Someone needs to up my Lexapro dosage because iced pumpkin chais are officially gone form Caribou. Those were the best. I tried some mint mocha thing tonight and I feel so nauseous now. I hate coffee.

I bought my sister's Christmas present today! I am such a nice person.

...I also bought myself some stuff. Payday!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

November 8th

I have a GREAT HUNGER.

I got my jewelry changed in my helix piercing today! It is now purple instead of pink. Also, ouch.

I need to get my haircut, which feels really counterintuitive since I'm growing it out, but I'm getting this weird mullet thing again. Short hair is becoming very high maintenance. :/

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November 6th

I voted! I hope you did too! and I hope you made a smart decision. Watching NBC all night, and biting my nails anxiously. I hope all of you realize what is at stake here. I do not want my rights limited because I am a woman. That is absolutely absurd. Let's get it done, Obama!


Monday, November 5, 2012

November 5th

Didn't get a chance to watch V for Vendetta today. Maybe this weekend.

I'm back at my mom's house and it is freezing. My teeth were chattering earlier.

PSA for today: PLEASE VOTE WISELY TOMORROW.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

November 4th

HODOR! says Lexa.

Lexa and are going to get Tyrion Ponies. (You know, those short horses.) This is the future!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

November 3rd

Caroline and I are about to watch Human Centipede. I am terrified and excited. We also watched Paranormal Activity 2, since we were going to see PA4 today but she backed out on me. Siblings, man.

Friday, November 2, 2012

November 2nd

I just remembered it's almost November 5th! I get to watch V for Vendetta!

I beat the Elite Four, you guys. It was awesome. Now I get to catch all the post-game legendaries and go to a certain location that excites me VERY MUCH. Ahhh!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November 1st

Work was long today. It will probably be long again tomorrow. Sigh.

Tonight shall be spent playing Black 2 because I am at Victory Road and I am so excited. I gotta catch a Zweilous! (A female, and it shall be named Daenerys!) Oh, my lovely ASOIAF team. They are brilliant.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October 31st

Happy Halloween! I spent an obscene amount of time playing Pokémon Black 2 today. It got really good really fast, and I started freaking out and having an emotional breakdown, basically. Gen V is the best, y'all.

I'm also very pleased to say that Nicole won Face Off! (I voted for her!) But now what am I supposed to watch? I'm so behind on The Amazing Race! Maybe I'll try and catch up.

I can't believe it's almost November!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October 30th

I have a headache. I want to go to sleep.

Face Off is live tomorrow! I love live results shows. Nicole should win, by the way. Her makeups were brilliant.

My dad "got my comforter washed" and now it smells like sad nastiness. I still have no comforter. This makes sleeping sad.

Monday, October 29, 2012

October 29th

Skype date with Lexa! And I get to sleep in tomorrow!

abandoned roller coaster

Sunday, October 28, 2012

October 28th

A post I made on Tumblr yesterday, which I am pleased to say has thus far received only positive feedback:


Am I supposed to resent being a white American?

FIRST OFF: I am not denying my privilege. I’m not stupid; I know I have it easy. but lately, just because I am white, I have garnered dislike from people for supporting another cultural identity.
I don’t know what to tell people. I don’t pretend to understand what you’re going through, I only offer my support. but the people who say not to get involved in things like cultural identity make me so upset.
you’re right- I’m not a native american. but I live in a state with many reservations, and I have made it a point to educate myself about these reservations. I do not wish to be ignorant to my surroundings. and yet, when I post my support for decreasing the prevalence of sexual violence in native communities, I get backlash because I am not personally a native american.
besides, I have a cultural identity, too. just because I am not a minority does not make it less important. I am not just a white girl, I am irish and german and english and scottish. I am allowed to be proud of where I come from.
let me reiterate: I am not denying my privilege. I am not denying the fact that there is oppression, racism, and hatred that other cultures must face that I do not experience. HOWEVER, it is not right for someone to expect me to remove myself from appreciating or supporting another culture because I am not a part of it. 
maybe this is just a small portion of tumblr users. I want to believe that instead of being ostracized from other cultures, I can be an ally. I’m not saying I literally want to join the culture- that is someone else’s identity, and I have my own. but to be outcast from a culture because I am not a part of it - I get that white people did that once. but to do it back to me, does that make it right? by all means, keep your culture sacred. I am not expecting anyone to share private rituals, detailed family stories, or things very personal to the culture with me. I only want to learn and to not be ignorant. if that is wrong, please tell me why.
tumblr, I want to get your thoughts. is this post justified? have your experienced either side of this situation? at what point does my interest in a culture become inappropriate?
thank you for your input, and one more important note:
*if I have said something blatantly offensive in this post, PLEASE tell me. I am not trying to be offensive in any way. but do not yell at me- if there is something wrong in the post, just explain it to me. tell me what I said that is not okay. I don’t mean to be ignorant but there is just no way I can know every single thing that might be considered offensive, or misconstrued by someone.*

Saturday, October 27, 2012

October 27th

File under: Pokémon being deep and shit





I really love this game and its unexpected wisdom.

Friday, October 26, 2012

October 26th

I am genuinely considering going to bed right now. I'm randomly really tired. Odd, considering I just drank a chai tea, but as I may or may not have stated before on here, caffeine typically doesn't affect me. Unfortunate for late night studying, for sure.

I bought stuff from Bath and Body Works. I shouldn't have, but it's payday. I got lipgloss, lotion and two mini candles. They all smell so wintery and warm and sweet!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

October 25th

Please do not dress as a "Sexy Native" this Halloween. The sexualization of Native American women is more troubling than one might think- please take a look at this. The documentary included is really powerful and interesting.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October 24th

My Sandshrew (named Dorne) is evolving as I type this. Hello, Sandslash!

No work tonight, and a call in tomorrow. What a weird week.

I need Caribou chai tea in my life again.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

October 23rd

Without explicitly saying anything, Carrie Hope Fletcher has reminded my of the saddest line from The Fault in Our Stars and now I'm just sitting here all sad. I really want to reread that book. And I still need to read The Casual Vacancy. Aaaand get through A Feast for Crows. Literature!

Monday, October 22, 2012

October 22nd

I'm not sorry for yesterday's entry. I thought it was pretty damn profound.

Thank goodness I had today off from work, because that seven hour shift on Sunday was really damn tiring. And then of course my mom did that obnoxious thing were she tries to like, one-up my pain.

"Mom, work was so long yesterday, I was there for seven hours."
"Yeah, well I was at work for 15 hours."

Sorry, I didn't realize it was a competition. Like, as if you working more makes my long day irrelevant. Was your day rough? Sure. But you work long days every day, you are an adult who works a full-time job. I'm sorry my suffering is just so insignificant because it's less than yours. Maybe next time you have a good day, I'll tell you mine was better, because apparently that's all that matters, the person who had the most intensely good or bad day.

Time to play Pokémon Black 2. I'm naming all of my Pokémon after ASOIAF characters. My Purrloin is named Arya!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

October 21st

Hodor hodor hodor. Hodor! Hodor, hodor hodor.
Hodor...
Hodor hodor. Hodor.
HODOR.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

October 20th

The new work uniforms are so comfy! And cute! Hallelujah! I guess I can show mine off at my SEVEN HOUR SHIFT tomorrow. I am so not excited.

I would rather stay up all night reading AFFC...but...work. :(

Friday, October 19, 2012

October 19th

New work uniform tomorrow! Unfortunately that does mean I have to get up early to go to the mall, but I'd rather that than end up with an ugly or ill-fitting outfit.

Ice pumpkin chai tea from Caribou is my life force. It is the best drink I've had from there in a long time. All hail autumn drinks at C-bou.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

October 18th

I have the most awful neck/shoulder/headache. I am miserable. How am I supposed to read tonight?And I have to work a ton tomorrow. And on Sunday. This is not a fun weekend.

My hair is still black.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

October 17th

New work uniforms on Saturday! I am ecstatic! I kind of loathe the ones we wear right now.

In other news, my hair is accidentally black. Did you know that "Mahogany" by Nice 'n Easy is actually black? ME NEITHER. It looks kinda okay though. And in the sunlight, you can see hints of mahogany! I dunno, I think I look kinda like Elvis or Ash Ketchum. It's very bizarre.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October 16th

I am registered to vote and I got my flu shot. This has been a productive day. I also bought more hair dye since if you recall, the last dye literally did not change my hair color. The last color was literally called "darkest brown" or something like that and my hair looks the same, so I'm being bold trying something that is called "brown/mahogany black", which basically looks like a very dark red-brown that is very nearly black. But I don't actually want black hair, but very dark brown. Apparently that is harder to do than it seems.

Monday, October 15, 2012

October 15th

Tonight's song: White Knuckle Ride - Jamiroquai

IT'S LITTLEFINGER

My copy of A Dance with Dragons came in the mail today, and it is HUGE. It's a hardcover, and it's like...massive even though there are fewer pages than like all the other books. Whew. The maps in the front are so pretty though!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

October 14th

Why did my pageviews get reset? I do not have only one pageview!

Game of Thrones night with Lexa!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

October 13th

I need coffee. This is serious. I cannot stay awake.

What if I have mono.

I still haven't had my flu shot.

I have an early day at work tomorrow. I want to sleep all day.

Maybe there's something in the air in my bedroom.

I had nightmares all night last night.

I need some serious action to take place in AFFC. I need Sandor.

Friday, October 12, 2012

October 12th

I'm going to bed early tonight. Sorry, AFFC. You're on hold until tomorrow night. I had a long day at work and I stayed up too late last night and it's bedtime for Kate.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October 10th

Okay. I need to go to bed early tonight. I don't know when I'm going to catch up on my reading, though.

Here Blogger friends, I made this gif. Lannister pride and all that.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October 9th

I'm behind on reading! Ahh! I feel like I'm being sucked into a vortex of procrastination. I also work a lot this week, so that's terrifying. I need a day to read. A whole day, please. That day could have been today, but I sort of slept instead.

I need gif practice. Would anyone like a gif? Or a graphic? Suggest something for me to make!

Monday, October 8, 2012

October 8th

I have the day off tomorrow and I'm super excited. It's gonna be A Feast for Crows ALL DAY LONG AW YEAH.

Actually I will probably sleep in very, very late and enjoy it very, very much.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

October 7th

Coming off of that high note, I don't know where to go. Back to normal, I suppose?

I rediscovered my old Neopets account. It's actually pretty good. I'm not dirt poor and my pets don't suck. #Winning

I can't believe I just did that hashtag.

I'm gonna make a gif for a stranger on Tumblr because I'M NICE.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

October 6th - 1,000

One thousand. That is how many consecutive days I have blogged. Since January 10th, 2010, I have blogged every single day. Sometimes it was only one sentence, and sometimes it was many paragraphs.   But without fail, a blog entry has been posted every day, one thousand times.

I would hardly call this a quality blog. Certainly there have been times where I have written entries containing great profundity, but more often than not, I just post what's been happening in my life. That might not be as impressive as some blogs out there, but it's what I've done and dammit, I'm proud of it. I'm proud of the alarm on my phone that goes off at 10:00 PM every day. It reminds me that I'm still doing this, that it's still part of my life. It's not the biggest part, or the most monumental part, but it's definitely one of the most consistent parts. I can't imagine going a day without blogging now. It is so ingrained in my mind that it is something I must do daily. Nothing at all would happen if I skipped a day, but I just can't. It has become more routine than I ever thought it would.

This blog was originally supposed to be about the content. I was going to document the minutia of my daily life. I would look back on it, and remember the good old days, and swim in the nostalgia. But it somehow evolved to more than that, and that's been worth more than a dry but complete listing of my life.

Because I make posts like this at momentous occasions, such as the end of each year, there is no need to reiterate the entirety of everything that has happened because of this blog. For simplicity's sake, I will just mention once again that this blog has given me friends, new experiences, mysteries and so, so much fun. Everything that has happened, even the fact that this blog still exists, is more than I could have ever anticipated. I am so happy and so lucky that this stupid little project has given me all that it has.

I don't know what the future holds for this blog. I have no intention of stopping anytime soon, nor do I have any goal in mind for how long I would like it to continue. I suppose I will blog until it feels right to stop. If ever I miss a day, that day will likely mark the start of me blogging more irregularly, but with better content. And if I never miss a day, then this blog will perhaps continue on until the internet is obsolete.

I want to extend my sincerest thanks to all of my friends who have made this blogging experience what it is. I am a better person because of this blog. I am happier, and I am more aware of myself. This blog might seem like nothing to the average eye, but it has made so much of a difference for me. So thank you all for your support, and I will see you tomorrow. :)

Friday, October 5, 2012

October 5th

Today is day #999. I won't get too sappy, since I'm saving that for tomorrow, but oh my goodness. Can you believe it? That's a lot of blogging, my friends.

I have had a mildly ridiculous week. I finished A Storm of Swords and had another amazing Skype date with Lexa. I met Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer. I will hit my 1,000th blog entry tomorrow. I declare the first week of October to be a celebratory week. There will be punch and pie. (/obscure reference)

Did I mention on here that Josh Groban retweeted me? Or that Gemma Whelan favorite one of my tweets? Or that Neville Page tweeted at me? This is also celebrity news from this week. I'm practically famous.

I really wish my room was bigger, because I want to be on my computer at a desk, sitting in a chair. Being in bed just makes me feel like a lazy bum.

Oh, I also dyed my hair this week. It was supposed to turn out as this dark, ashy brown but it basically didn't change at all. It's like the exact same color, but shinier. Sigh.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

October 4th

Long post has been delayed again due to poor planning on my part.
Tomorrow, I promise!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October 3rd

There will be a much bigger post tomorrow, but I am spontaneously at an Amanda Palmer concert, so I'm blogging from my phone. Whee!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October 2nd

Grey DeLisle is like my favorite person today. She was literally calling her fans on their phones and talking to them in character voices. She is so involved and just wonderful and nice. Also she's now following me on Tumblr and reblogging my stuff?? What? /flails

Monday, October 1, 2012

October 1st

Holy shit, my 1,000th consecutive entry is going to be this week. What even.

All right. I went to bed at 10:00 last night (I know, right) so I need to catch up on reading. There are two deaths coming up that are going to be a big deal. Also, I instantly regret buying mint chapstick. Littlefinger, you ruin everything.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

September 30th

I was going to read so much tonight but for some reason I've become really tired. I only read one chapter, and I want to cozy up under the covers and sleep. This book is taking over my life, seriously. But I like that. And I really can't wait to continue with the series.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

September 28th

My mom and I are watching Secret Princes. New favorite show? I think yes.

Also, I can't wait to read The Casual Vacancy!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

September 27th

I have no idea where September went.

I am straight up exhausted right now. I stayed up until 5 AM reading (totally worth it) and it wore me out. But I am very pleased with my reading. It's been far too long since I've devoured a book like I have with A Storm of Swords. I think the last one must have been The Fault In Our Stars. And next it will be The Casual Vacancy!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

September 26th

A Storm of Swords is so hardcore right now! People are dying all over the place! It's tragic and enthralling. I've read so much this week, and I'm going to read a ton tonight too, I hope. But the next chapter is Bran, and I never get too into those. Stupid Bran.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

September 25th

The Game of Thrones Challenge is so fun. I've just finished my third graphic (which is below!) and I'm loving getting back into Photoshop. Anyway, I'm watching Friends again...sigh. Face Off was really good tonight! I'm pretty pleased with how this season is going.

Anyway, here's my graphic from tonight, featuring Cersei and her badass dress from Blackwater Bay. :)


Monday, September 24, 2012

September 24th

I need a haircut, like right now. Pixie cuts are ridiculous to maintain.

Anyway, I'm watching Friends. Ross and Rachel are about to GET IT ON. I love this show. It just cracks me up. Everyone is perfect.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

September 23rd

I'm watching the Emmys. I just had an emotional breakdown about the Game of Thrones part in the drama montage. CRYING. Lexa, I know you can relate. Dany and Tyrion were both there.

I am about to find out if Peter Dinklage wins.

NOOOOO
UGH
NO
FUCK THIS SHIT

Saturday, September 22, 2012

September 22nd

A Storm of Swords sure is picking up. Pretty sure like ten characters have died so far, and I'm not even halfway through. Plus all the marriages and loss of limbs...it's remarkable. And a bloody brilliant book that you should all read. (But read A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings first!)

Time for Saturday Night Game of Thrones Skype Session Time with Lexa!

Friday, September 21, 2012

September 21st

Is now a good time for a nap?

I need to read tonight but I'm so tired! It's a bit weird, since I'm pretty sure I slept enough last night.

Also I dreamt about Game of Thrones.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

September 20th

Grey DeLisle is such a flawless human being. Like, she used the word 'good' when she should have used 'well' and I still love her. That's true love right there.

A Storm of Swords is REALLY LONG. I feel like I'm making progress and then I realize I've only read 30 pages out of 1,100 and it's sad. But I'm getting there! I shall conquer this book!

Well, time to return to YouTube.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

September 19th

Besides being my dad's birthday and Talk Like a Pirate Day, I've decided to make this Watch an Episode of an Animated Show Day. I started my rewatch of Avatar: TLA this morning and while I don't think I'll finish rewatching as quickly as I watched it the first time around, I'm eager to see it all again. It's funny how much of an impact animated shows can make on your life, intentionally or otherwise.




Tuesday, September 18, 2012

September 18th

Today was not as exciting as yesterday. Today, I slept a lot. I wore (and am still wearing) a cozy sweater. I ate yummy cookies. But I did not meet any celebrities.

Sigh. My hard drive is almost full. Maybe because my laptop is like seven years old and it can't hold much. I really ought to upgrade soon.

Monday, September 17, 2012

September 17th


So I met Tim Gunn today. I didn't even know he was going to be at the mall! But then he was and I stood in line for 2.5 hours and then he and I chatted and he signed my book and ahhh TIM GUNN YOU GUYS.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

September 16th

but seriously is it too soon to rewatch A:TLA

I bought another sweater today. I have so many freaking sweaters. But I'm returning one tomorrow because it has like, sharpie or something on it that I didn't notice when I bought it.

I have been having bizarre dreams recently.

I need to get some reading done in A Storm of Swords even though I now know about like 10 people who die. Oh Lexa, we are such bad people!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

September 15th

Game of Thrones night with Lexa! We're spoiling each other because we're bad people. EVERYONE DIES.

Friday, September 14, 2012

September 14th

I'm ready to rewatch A:TLA.

Also I need to read A Storm of Swords because I managed to fall behind because I'm a slow twat and now I need to stay up and read.

I visited Nickelodeon Universe while at the mall today because I wanted to stop by the Aang statue. I did a Fire Nation salute and people probably judged me.

I have the day off tomorrow!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

September 13th

Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when Legend of Korra started and it was stupid. Sorry, 20's/30's vibe, cars, electronics, and all the other, more complex things that make me dislike you, but you are making me unhappy. I miss the Gaang.

I need to get to reading A Storm of Swords because I got behind and ahhh that makes me nervous!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September 12th

I'm in a singing mood.

Oh my effing god. Avatar: The Last Airbender was so amazing. Beautiful in every way. If you have Netflix, please watch it. It really is a great show.

I've started Legend of Korra. Not so sure about it yet, but I'm sure it will grow on me.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11th

"I'm going to watch Avatar now. If you hear me crying, don't judge me." - Actual sentence I just said to my sister. I'm about to watch the four part series finale and I am feeling all the emotions. I get so invested in shows, plus this show is pretty damn amazing. I hope Legend of Korra is, too!

Monday, September 10, 2012

September 10th

I'm super tired tonight. I'm going to bed early and not watching/reading as much as I want to.

Avatar has really good music, especially this season. Also, I learned the intro monologue. Yay, I'm cool.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

September 9th

Today I have discovered a new friend in Pepto-Bismol. How have I never used this product before today? It's awesome!

The new Doctor Who episode was unfortunately once again a disappointment. I worry about this season. And the show.

However, Avatar: TLA is the best thing that's happened to me recently and I just finished season two. I know the show is thought of as "for kids" but oh my god, it's dark and it's about war and it encompasses every genre and it's just great. I'm going to watch it now, actually.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

September 8th

Remember when the olympics were on and there were those commercials that were a group therapy session with Shawn Johnson and it was for the new show with Matthew Perry? I never really liked those commercials because the show looked dumb, but oh my god they were on every single commercial break.
So anyway, today there was an ad for the show and I literally did a double take (this is after seeing the Olympics commercial like 40 times) and was like holy shit is that MATTHEW PERRY?! Oh my god THAT'S CHANDLER FROM FRIENDS!
How did I not notice that the first 1000 times I saw that commercial?! The commercial even says "Starring Matthew Perry"...how did that totally go over my head? I like Friends, and Chandler! I am so slow.

Friday, September 7, 2012

September 7th

I am extremely conflicted. I want to watch Avatar: TLA all night, but I also want to read A Storm of Swords all night. Avatar is my favorite show right now, I swear. I am having ZUKO FEELINGS. I need to read my three chapters first though. (Lexa and I are reading this book club style!) Okay. I need to get started reading now!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

September 6th

The layout is currently in a transition period right now, so my apologies for it looking at bit bare. I'm trying to figure out a decent header, but I've kind of been focused on other things as of late. (I'm so, so close to being done with A Clash of Kings!)

I'm possibly heading back to work tomorrow, and it's bizarre because I haven't been there in two days and I feel like I've had a lot of free time. (I spent more of this free time napping than I originally intended to.)

I can't decide if I'm excited for the new Doctor Who episode. I suppose I am excited, but I'm also apprehensive. The last one was a bit disappointing, so I'm really hoping this one impresses me. It's got some great guest stars, so I'm hopeful!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September 5th

Today I have a Doctor Who review for you all. There are no spoilers, so don't worry if you haven't seen the episode!

Thoughts on Asylum of the Daleks (no spoilers)

The biggest problem was that it tried too hard to be interesting.
It was like Moffat (and surely some others) decided that it needed every possible sort of emotion to be present as well as be dangerous, sexy, and new. It just ended up being a bit clumsy, I think.
It’s very hard to tackle so many things in one episode, and with the return of an iconic Doctor Who figure (the Daleks), it seemed like there was an unnecessary amount of stuff. There was too much going on - I’m sure the plan was to make it seem epic because there were plot twists and new characters and old villains and romance and heartbreak and all sorts of other things but it was just too much. 
What I often tend to love about Doctor Who is its subtlety. Clever little lines that make me smile, characters who have genuine, realistic aspects instead of being caricatures of an archetype - but this diverged too far from that. There was no grace or subtlety. It was like someone was trying to convince me that this show was great instead of just showing me through well-done storylines and interesting people.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September 4th

No work tomorrow OR Thursday! It's like I get a weekend off! I'm so, so excited to have time off - it's my first time to have a break in about three weeks. I can rest my feet, finally!

Plans:

  • Sleep a lot
  • Eat a lot
  • Finish A Clash of Kings
  • I can't remember what I used to do in my free time
  • It's been so long since I've had any
  • WHAT DO I DO

Monday, September 3, 2012

September 3rd

I can't wait for Wednesday! I'm watching Friends in celebration of my upcoming day off. Also, playing with my kitties!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

September 2nd

Nadia and I did fitting rooms at work today. We're not even trained to do that. Yes, Labor Day weekend is insane. Now I'm about to go to bed because I'm totally wiped out from working an extra hour after having to get up early...so much is going on! Ahh!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September 1st

Oh my god. Worst day of work ever. I am beyond exhausted and I don't even wanna talk about it. Please give me a hug, okay, thanks.

Friday, August 31, 2012

August 31st

Browsing Tumblr tonight, I came across a girl who was talking about a recent kidnapping victim. The victim is 15 years old and a female. The poster on Tumblr is of the opinion that the 15 year old victim did not dress appropriately for her age and that she should have known she could get kidnapped dressing like that. (The victim was last scene wearing a shirt with her midriff showing and a belly button ring.) The Tumblr poster, by the way, is a 17 year old girl. And let me tell you something. She is the scum of the earth. The worst sort of ignorant bitch that can exist. People keep calling her out on it, and trying to tell her why she is wrong. And she isn't listening. She's acting like a self-righteous bitch and I am furious, furious that there are people like her in this world. I hate it and I'm extremely angry tonight.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

August 30th

If you've read The Fault In Our Stars - what do you think about dressing up as Hazel for Halloween? I kind of want to, but I'm worried some people might take it the wrong way.

I'm going to bed early tonight because I'm losing my damn mind up in here, fo realz.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

August 29th

Every damn day sine I started working at the mall I've seen this sign, and now it's finally here - OOGUST 29TH. Does that mean I get to see a new sign when I go to work? I kinda hope so.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August 28th

I'm getting more and more tired, and I just keep working and I have no time to relax anymore. I'm behind on updating TNDP. The only time I have anymore is late at night, after work, and that's when I'm most tired. I don't need a day off - I need a week off. I need to recuperate and get stuff done.

Monday, August 27, 2012

August 27th

Late night working BUT I scored two perfumes for $10.00 each...I love knowing when stuff goes on sale so I can get it. :) I also ate some delicious Chinese food for dinner. ALSO I watched the season two finale of Face Off which was amazing! I'm very pleased with who won.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

August 26th

Face Off is my favorite show right now. It's a competition based on special effects makeup (body painting, prosthetics, etc.) and it is so damn good, like scary good. There are aliens and fish and demon Wizard of Oz recreations. And the new season is airing now (Tuesday nights on SyFy!) so you should all watch it! I'm in love. :)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

August 25th

More tired than I've been all week. Seven hour shift tomorrow. Pretty sure I'm just gonna go to bed now.

I do want some ice cream though, but I'm still full from dinner.

Maybe when my blog alarm goes off.

Friday, August 24, 2012

August 24th

I'm making progress in A Clash of Kings, I promise. But I tend to get tired after reading just one chapter, so it's a slow process.

I'm now going to do some laundry and eat some oreos, and then cozy up under the covers and read/fall asleep.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

August 23rd

I work 38 hours this upcoming week. No days off, of course. And this is a part-time job. That's supposed to be about 20 hours. My feet hurt, I'm tired all the time, and to think I'm trying to get a second job! I'm just overwhelmed and AHHHH.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

August 22nd

Sam Clafin as Finnick in Catching Fire? Oh yes. This is good.

We had snacks at work today! Cheetos, M&M's, all that jazz. It was amazing. I think I need some cereal now though, because snacks plus a Luna Bar isn't really dinner.

Once again, I'm tired and my heels hurt, so I think I'm going to go to sleep early. I can't find anything to do on the internet right now. Tumblr is slow, I've got one YouTube video left to watch in my subscriptions...I dunno. What do I do? My eyelids feel sleepy, but I'm not tired enough to go to bed.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

August 21st

Welp. I'm about ready to go to sleep now.

Maybe I'll read some ASoIaF first, Lexa? ;)

Monday, August 20, 2012

August 20th

My feet are SO tired and I work at least seven hours tomorrow. What am I going to doooo?

I intentionally don't have my computer here so I can read A Clash of Kings. Excitement!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

August 19th

I'm thinking of being a volunteer for some sort of hotline, but I don't know which one would best suit me. I'm a bit afraid to do like a proper suicide hotline because I'd be terrified of saying the wrong thing and then the other person actually going through with it...but if you have any suggestions for something a little less life-or-death, please let me know!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

August 18th

It's rainy. It's late. I want to go to bed and snuggle up under the covers and sleep until 11:00 tomorrow morning. But of course, I have to go to work.

I did some serious reading last night. I was up until 3:00. I want to do it again but I forgot my book at my mom's house.

Layout change is coming soon, I promise...sometime when I'm not exhausted from work.

Friday, August 17, 2012

August 17th

I work nearly 40 hours this week. I don't know what I'm gonna do with myself, but I'm gonna be tired. (Lexa, sorry if I don't finish A Clash of Kings soon - I'm working every evening asdfghjkl how.)

Blog layout makeover coming soon - get excited!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

August 16th

I apparently am living in a household where I am not allowed to ask religious questions of my sister. Sorry, but if you're so passionate about your faith, why do you get so upset when I ask you a question about your beliefs? I just don't get it. Even my mom is defending my sister on this. Whaaat.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August 15th

Watching Game of Thrones with Lexa was beyond epic...even though it was the third time I'd seen that episode.

Updating TNDP all night now!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August 14th

Guess who has no internet? THIS GIRL. Thank goodness for smartphones with 3G. But that does mean no good entry tonight...I'll hopefully have internet tomorrow night though!

Monday, August 13, 2012

August 13th

Well, it has over 1,000 notes now. Who knew my silly little gifset would be a hit. Tumblr is so strange...my set of two pictures that I only applied PSDs to got more notes than the Snape/Lily gifset I spent two hours making. Sigh...I wish that gifset was popular. But I'm still really pleased about my Mewtwo set getting over 1,000 notes...maybe it'll keep going! Eeee!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

August 12th

People, we're almost at 800 notes. How did this happen?

The closing ceremonies were lovely...The Spice Girls were definitely the best part. I had a Spice Girls backpack in like first grade. Those were the days!

I get tomorrow off from work - hooray! And I'm going to see Brave with Dana! More joy!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

August 11th

You remember that Mewtwo gifset I posted awhile back? It's got over 500 notes on Tumblr. 200 are from today. I dunno which popular Tumblr reblogged it, but I'm excited.

Also tired from work. And for some reason I have to go in at 11:00 tomorrow morning even though I'm pretty sure my availability thing online says noon or later. Sigh.

Friday, August 10, 2012

August 10th

I'm totally pooped from work, and I'm sore too...and I work like six days this upcoming week. Ahhhh.

Your daily gif present from me:


Thursday, August 9, 2012

August 9th

I made the saddest gifset ever last night. I couldn't even look at the last gif while I was making it, so I ended up holding paper over the computer screen so I couldn't see it. (It totally turned out well, because I apparently have mad Photoshop skillz.) Anyway, if you want to see that gif and the other like...ten I made last night, go to my Tumblr!

Here's a companion piece to the Baratheon gif I did last night, this time it's a Greyjoy one-


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August 8th

I'm in a gif-making mood tonight, so here's something for my Baratheon-loving friends:



Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August 7th

Lexa and I had an amazing four hour long Skype session last night. We talked about important things like scrunchies and Tim Gunn.

Work was brutal today and I'm super exhausted. I should probably try and be a normal human being and go to bed at a decent hour tonight.

Monday, August 6, 2012

August 6th

Today's thoughts, succinctly:

I've been 20 for a month now! How very odd to think of that.

I've got a task shift at work tomorrow and I'm nervous. If I have to do shipment, I'll actually be so depressed.

My doctor isn't returning my calls and I need her to write out a new prescription for my medication. I literally have one dose left. What do I do?

I have a Skype date with Lexa in 15 minutes! Yay! Never mind, she's calling now! Toodle-oo!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

August 5th

I didn't do much today, so I don't have much to talk about. Um, TNDP is doing a book giveaway, so that's exciting. I've never done a giveaway before.

You guys should all be on Tumblr. It's the place to be.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

August 4th

I just got home from seeing The Hunger Games with my mom. She hadn't seen it yet and I wanted to see it again and the tickets were only $3.00 so you really can't go wrong there. I actually ended up liking it a lot better the second time, because the first time I saw it was the day after I'd finished rereading the book so during the whole moving, I was making mental notes of the things that had changed. But this time I just sat back and enjoyed the movie!

I'm quite tired now after having some bizarre dreams last night that kept waking me up, so I think I'm actually going to go to bed now. I also might have to work tomorrow night, so I've got to be well-rested! It would be a four hour shift, which means no break. :(

May the odds be ever in your favor!

Friday, August 3, 2012

August 3rd, Esther Day

I wanted to share a Tumblr post I made today in honor of Esther Earl, a girl who passed away two years ago at just sixteen years old after a four-year battle with thyroid cancer.

Today is Esther Day and it celebrates her life and contributions to the Nerdfighter community. After Esther passed away, a really fantastic charity called This Star Won't Go Out was started to help families who are struggling with the expenses of having an ill child. Many people don't realize the massive expense that comes with having a sick child, but oftentimes at least one parent has to quit their job to stay at home and care for the child. This means less income, coupled with the crazy expensive medical bills from things like chemotherapy, pills, surgeries and more. So if you would like to help support this awesome charity, please check out tswgo.org and considering donating. You can also do what I did and buy a super awesome wristband for only $5.00 - all the proceeds go to This Star Won't Go Out!

Here's the Tumblr post:


Happy Esther Day, Nerdfighteria
Today, on this Nerdfighter holiday celebrating the life of Esther Earl, I want to talk to you guys about community. We as Nerdfighters are lucky enough to be a part of a welcoming, active, charitable community, and I think that’s pretty incredible. One thing that Esther talked about in a few of her videos was this awesome community and how when she was alone in her room, she wasn’t truly alone because of all the friends she had online.
A lot of people discredit online friendships, saying that your friends online aren’t “real” friends because you haven’t met them. I think that’s absolutely stupid. By having that stance, you are dehumanizing the person at the other end of the friendship by implying that they are somehow less than worthy as a friend simply because they are not physically present. Countless times, lives have literally been saved by online friends and even strangers responding to a cry for help posted on Tumblr. Online relationships can be extremely meaningful, sometimes even more so than face-to-face ones.
This is one of the reasons I am so passionate about making this project a success. Bringing people together with even just one commonality (in this case, an awesome nerd-tastic community) can change people’s lives for the better forever.
I am so grateful that Esther was also passionate about the realness of online friendship, and she is evidence that online friends can be the best of friends. So in honor of Esther, reach out to someone online today. Make a friend in this community. They can live right by you or half a world away, it doesn’t matter. This community is a force to be reckoned with an we should utilize that to its fullest.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

August 2nd

AMERICA EFF YEAH. So pleased with the result of the gymnastics finals - go Gabby! She seems like a sweet girl.

I'm obsessed with my cats, it's unhealthy.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August 1st

Happy August! It's weird to think this isn't back-to-school month for me. But hey, hopefully I'll be getting a second job soon and I'll be too busy to think about school. But right now my feet hurt like crazy from work. I may switch my hours up a bit to work my current job on weekends and my new job on weekdays. We'll see how it all pans out!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July 31st

Happy birthday to two wonderful people, JK Rowling and Harry Potter!

I just cried over the USA winning the team gymnastics competition...and I'd already heard earlier today that we'd won. It was just so touching and wonderful. The only problem was that other than Russia, NBC didn't show any other teams. Hey NBC, did you know that five teams compete?! Crazy!

Monday, July 30, 2012

July 30th

Let's play a game called "Olympics or Gay Porn" 


Two years ago today, my mom and I were at the Harry Potter theme park. I miss it. And tomorrow is Harry and JK Rowling's birthday, which is lovely.

Anyway, I'm in a shit mood tonight. No cheer over here.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

July 29th

All I want to post today is the best saying ever about how to live your life. Enjoy.

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”
― Marcus Aurelius

Saturday, July 28, 2012

July 28th

I'm so sore and tired from work that I don't even want to watch the Olympics. So I'll just leave you with Hermione being smart and rational and I just love her okay.


Friday, July 27, 2012

July 27th


Can't decide if the best part of the opening ceremony was the forging of the rings or JK Rowling.

Photoshop is being a twat right now and it's frusting because I wanna edit photos of JK Rowling from the ceremony but it's being slow and uncooperative ugh first world problems.

I don't wanna go to sleep but I have to work early tomorrow and ugh can I please stay up watching YouTube videos.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

July 26th

Okay, remember Karen from Mean Girls? I just wanted to tell you all that I recently met a girl who is actually Karen. Like, they have the same personality and voice and everything. (Actually they look totally different, but...you know.) It's so bizarre and I keep expecting this girl to try and tell me the weather with her boobs.

So I stayed up until like 4:00 AM last night making gifsets. And one of those was a bunch of gifs from the first Pokémon movie. Sooo enjoy Mewtwo. :)





Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 25th

Hello sexuals! (What?) The folks over at DFTBA News did an interview with me last week, and it's just been posted to their site. Despite their apparent lack of reading my answers to see how I spell things associated with my project, it's a pretty decent article. (Also they changed my initialism, TNDP, to NFD for whatever reason...my project is called TNDP, dammit.)
Anyway, if you want to check it out, head on over and read it.

You can also check out The Nerdfighter Directory Project, which is the new site I'm working on. Feel free to join if you're a Nerdfighter!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July 24th

I removed the ifttt task that posted to my Twitter feed whenever I blogged, so now I feel less stupid about posting short entries because now no one will see them.

I don't know why I do this blog right now. I just do it to do it, so I can blog every day and say that I do...but it's not like I'm posting anything good. I've got a Tumblr and a Twitter, why bother with this blog if it's only basically a slightly extended Twitter? Thoughts?

I'm still gonna get to 1,000 posts though.

Monday, July 23, 2012

July 23rd

I just finished watching a playthrough of Super Paper Mario on YouTube, and my goodness, what an interesting story! The game starts off a bit slowly and it's not terribly interesting, but it ends up as this really tragic and complex love story, which is pretty unheard of in a Mario game. Usually it's like, Bowser is the bad guy, he kidnapped the princess, we have to save her. (Though admittedly, the plot of the original Paper Mario, my favorite in the series, does follow that premise.)

I really love video games as a platform for beautiful story-telling. I think that too often, people think of videos games as either mindless tasks or mindless shooting. But games with backstories, complex characters, and thought out plots are really incredible. Even games that seem childish or simple, like Super Paper Mario, convey much deeper messages than one would assume. One of my favorite examples is the Pokémon Black and White games. Not only is the plot far more in-depth than the original, simple plot of Team So-and-So wants worlds domination, we have to defeat them, but as you progress you realize that there are actually many, many trainers who offer applicable wisdom. There is an overarching theme of diversity and acceptance, shown through the use of foreign-speaking Trainers, as well as many NPCs who are basically there saying proverbs. Not to mention the actual main storyline, but that's a whole other ordeal!

I'll leave you to think on this line from a Trainer on Route 15:

"La strada percorsa non si cambia, ma su quella percorrere può accadere ancora di tutto."
("The road you have traveled does not change, but on the road you're going, everything can happen.")

Sunday, July 22, 2012

July 22nd

So there were two open spots directory next to each other in the parking garage today right, and I went in one and another car pulled into the other one. And then I get out and this guy jumps out of the other car and literally is like THAT WAS REALLY RUDE YOU KNOW. And I'm all like uh what now? And he tells me that his wife had her blinker on and how dare I take her spot. So I calmly remind him that there were, in fact, two spots right next to one another, and that I actually took the one farther from the entrance. And he goes WELL I GUESS YOU JUST THINK YOU'RE SO IMPORTANT, HUH? And of course I was in total disbelief (and still am) that this man was so upset about the fact that I took the spot that his wife was going to pull into even though there was one right next to it.  Like I just cannot. What even is this nonsense. So I walked away while he grumbled to his wife about what a horrible and rude person I am. I mean can I please get some affirmation that this is actually not a big deal that I took the parking spot on the left instead of the right? Like it's literally a four foot difference and they got the closer spot anyway. I am just livid about this because it's too damn ridiculous.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

July 21st

I already tried to post this and the internet decided to die on me...so now I'm doing a stupid short post from my phone. Sigh. Time for a foot massage.

Friday, July 20, 2012

July 20th

I am SO TIRED AND SORE. I can't even move my neck properly and my feet are miserable. On the plus side, there are two really great songs on the playlist at work right now and this makes me really happy. One of them actually got me thinking about The Fault in Our Stars and then I was like emotionally folding bras and it was embarrassing.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 19th

Good evening! I've got to wake up way too early tomorrow to do some nannying, and then I might be heading to work in the evening as well. Hooray for long days!

I finally got my hair cut today and I'm so pleased with it! I really do love having short hair. :)

So here's that mama hog I met at the ranch yesterday...she's so big!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July 18th

I had a lovely time with Sarah today! I got to play with kittens, horses, a dog, hogs, a chicken, and goats! I also got to milk the mama goat! No horseback riding, but maybe another day. Here's me and Apple:


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 17th

I'm starting up my Nerdfighter project tonight! But for now I'm going to take a shower and go to sleep...I have to get up at 7:00!

Monday, July 16, 2012

July 16th

Back on a Photoshop binge. I made a gifset I'd been meaning to make for ages, which was great, plus another little one for my Tumblr sidebar. You should look at the gifset and critique it, since I'm still pretty new at using Photoshop.

I'm going up to the ranch to see Sarah this Wednesday! I'm really excited to see all the animals.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

July 15th

One year ago today, Deathly Hallows part two was released. I didn't realize that until tonight, yet on the way home from work I was listening to the soundtrack for the first time in months. (And getting emotional all over again.)


Saturday, July 14, 2012

July 14th

Is it possible to like...become dyslexic? Because I just read the time as 12:01 and almost vomited. It's 10:21.

I work tomorrow night, if any of you sexy people want to come see me!

Right, so I've been playing Scattergories and Scrabble with my mom all night. Now it's time to read PostSecret and then...I dunno, watch Skins or something.

Friday, July 13, 2012

July 13th

Oooh, happy Friday the 13th! My day has actually been all right so far...not really any different from usual. How surprising. I did totally beat my mom at a game of Scrabble though, which is like, unprecedented.

I've only got two call-ins next week, which means there's a chance I won't work at all. Weird how it can go from working five hours a day for seven days straight, then four days off before two call-ins. Silly work!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

July 12th

I'm more tired than usual today. I haven't been sleeping properly lately, and that combined with lots of hours at work is really making me sleepy. So tonight I'm going to attempt to go to bed nice and early, then wake up at a normal hour, then have a pleasant Friday the 13th, complete with my wonderful black cat.

By the way, I bought some super cute shorts and a sweater today...I'll try to remember to post pictures soon.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July 11th

It was so lovely to see Sarah and Ben yesterday. I swear, I've been so antisocial since I got my job!

Sammy doesn't like being in my room anymore, since she got so scared when Forrest was in there. I really hope she decides to venture back in though, because having her sleep in here is the sweetest thing, even when her snoring keeps me up. Ellie slept on my bed this morning though, which was bizarre since Ellie usually doesn't like me (or anyone). When I get my own place, I'm going to have cats. At least two. And at least one Scottish Fold because oh my god those cats are perfect.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July 10th

Forrest is going home to his mommy tonight! It has been lovely having him here, even if he does chew the carpet...and poop a lot. He's currently napping under my bed though, so he's not causing any trouble...for now. :)

I had a conversation with John Green on Twitter today. It was like the highlight of my summer. Or at least my July. Screw birthdays, John Green is way more important.


Monday, July 9, 2012

July 9th

I want to apologize in advance for the probability that a lot of entries this week will be short. I work every night for at least five hours at a time and I come home quite tired. Work has been really fun though, even the day where I literally spent all five hours of my shift redlining price tags. (Putting on the stickers with the reduced prices = redlining.)

Forrest is leaving tomorrow and then I get to do a MASS VACUUMING because oh my goodness there is hay everywhere. Forrest is a messy boy!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

July 8th

Sorry for the short post tonight, but I am so tired from work! My mom and I are watching Taboo, then I'm going to eat dinner and go to bed!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

July 7th

Oh my goodness. I work so much this week. And my feet already hurt! It's fun though, plus we got new uniforms today!


Friday, July 6, 2012

July 6th

I'm not a teenager anymore! I don't feel like I'm 20, though.

Forrest is hanging out behind my bed like a sweetheart. He's so poofy and nice.

I'm really tired for some reason, and not feeling too well. And I work every day for the next 7 days...oh snap. I'm going to be so tired. I need bandaids for my feet!

I'm listening to MuggleCast and hanging out. Like I've said before, throwing parties for myself isn't really my thing.

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