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 MÃ¥ste 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.