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.

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 :(

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


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.