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


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

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. 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 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.


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.