Saturday, April 30, 2011

April 30th - What's coming

Hello everyone! I actually have a bit of time on my hands tonight, so I'm going to tell you about some of the entries I have planned for this upcoming month! Normally I don't plan entries in advance, but there are quite a few things I want to talk about, and what better way to start that off than with a new month?

Some things you can look forward to in May are...

  • A announcement about my future, coming May 1st!
  • A discussion on The Hunger Games movie
  • Lots of talk about the final Harry Potter film (and the new trailer!)
  • An in-depth review of Pokémon White (Nerd alert!)
  • Thoughts on my first year of college
  • An entry I wrote for Jon's blog, called "Shit Happens"
I can't believe I only have three more weeks of school left before summer. I'm looking forward to all of the relaxation that summer brings, and hopefully I'll have a job as well.

I have recently discovered so much good music, and there is one particular piano piece I'd like to share with you.

Friday, April 29, 2011

April 29th - Holy whoa

It appears the Blogger dashboard has gotten a tiny makeover...and by tiny I mean it doesn't even look like the same website. My blogging vibe is totally thrown off now. Like...I'm not in the zone I get in when I see the familiar Blogger website. Mind = blown.

Today, Gustavus served fish and chips in honor of the royal wedding. Sweet gesture, but I didn't appreciate the five hundred bones I found in mine. (Wizarding World of  HP = best fish and chips ever.)

I have an announcement that I'm saying for May because...I don't know, it's a new month? Anyway, that's coming!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

April 28th - Thoughts

I got Pokémon White about a week now. I beat the final gym leader today and I'm training for the Elite Four. Am I a loser? You betcha.

There are two types of people that annoy me more than any other sort: unnecessarily arrogant and belligerently stupid.

Thinking about the future makes me nervous.

And also excited.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 27th - My head huuurts

I was going to take one of Brennie's Ibuprofen, but it expired in 2009. I don't ingest expired drugs. That's scary.

I don't really have much to talk about today. I need inspiration!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 26th - Short again

Just another quick entry; I'm tired.
What do you call something that's the opposite of the bane of your existence?
My eyes are so fuzzy...

Monday, April 25, 2011

April 25th - The Doctor

New love: Doctor Who. I stayed up far too late on Saturday night watching that show and I am okay with that. Sure, it's another show to keep up with but I am excited to keep up.

It's really hard to focus on blogging when there is stupidity in the air.

I just want to hang out alone and watch Doctor Who and House and The Amazing Race and other stuff.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

April 24th - One Month

One more month until summer vacation. And now I'm going back to sleep. Cheers.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

April 23rd - I like this

Being at home is so nice. I love my bed, and the food, and the just feels luxurious compared to my little room at Gustavus! I am excited to get back though, but only because my DS charger is there and now that I have my sister's old one, I can finally play...Pokémon. Judge me all you want, but I love those games. I actually got to play a bit of White before the battery ran out - it was basically an hour of pure, unadulterated joy. Now I really can't wait for summer, so I can play White and Pearl and...everything ever invented. Video games are awesome.

Friday, April 22, 2011

April 22nd - Apeil!

I typed April as "Apeil" today, just like I did nearly every day last year. I bet it's because I'm at home!
I love my bed here. I already took a nap and now I just want to curl up and snuggle with my blankets.
My dad got me new perfume when he and my sister were in the Bahamas because it's duty-free there, and I'm so excited! It's "Weekend" by Burberry and it smells ah!-mazing.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 21st - Easter Break!

I have no class for the next four days! No class until Tuesday! I'm so excited for some relaxation back at home!

Here's a Simon's Cat video to brighten your day.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April 20th - Fall Schedule

I got all the classes I wanted for this fall! Hooray!

Since I'm planning on majoring in Communications Studies, I'm going to take the two 100-level classes, Interpersonal Communications and Public Discourse. I'm also getting my math general ed out of the way with Elementary Statistics, which I've heard is pretty easy. Finally, my English class: HARRY POTTER! That's right, a class all about Harry Potter. I'm so excited.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 19th - Why you should give back to your school

Good morning everyone! I bet you didn't expect to hear from me this early, did you? Well, I have a lot of stuff going on today, so I wanted to be sure I wrote in here nice and early!

First off, I'm helping with the Student Philanthropy event at Gustavus, and I'm really excited! Student Philanthropy is basically about encouraging students to give back to Gustavus, which is very similar to what I do at work, except at work I call alumni and parents. I think the best part about my job is that I'm legitimately interested in what I do, because it affects my everyday life at Gustavus. The money we raise goes to our school's Annual Fund, which is primarily used to give Gustavus students scholarships. All colleges have some way to give back though, so for all of you that aren't Gusties, I encourage you to give your current school or alma mater! (The best part is that it doesn't matter how much you give because it's participation, not dollar amount, that helps companies decide whether to support your school!)

Anyway, that's my spiel about why you should give. Of course, there are a bunch of other reasons too, but I have to keep getting ready for the day! Until tomorrow, auf wiedersehen!

Monday, April 18, 2011

April 18th - What's done is done

And now I'm here, beginning again the adventure of blogging daily. Even though I feel like since I wrote the one for the 16th, I haven't missed any. But I guess if you want to get all technical about it, I didn't post it on the 16th...oh well. Screw it. I'm still a daily blogger.

Thresh and Rue have been cast in The Hunger Games and I'm super psyched! They both look great. Hooray!

I'm also pumped for a four day weekend - gotta love Lutheran schools and getting Easter weekend off.

I need to do laundry. I hate doing laundry. I think I'm going to just bring my laundry home this weekend and do it. Good thing I own a lot of underwear!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

April 17th - Failure

I messed up, you guys. My post from yesterday is late. I had it written and for whatever reason I never hit "publish" - I came back to my computer just now (1:16 AM, April 17th) and it was there, unpublished. Written, but not posted. I think this means I have failed, and I literally feel sick. 461 days of consecutive blogging, and it ends like this. What sort of a bullshit accomplishment is that? I didn't stop on my own terms, I failed. Because of my own idiocy. Right now I feel like I should just give up blogging every day because it doesn't even matter now. I'd start back at 1. This is it, this right here is my first post of another run of consecutive posts. I can't even imagine starting over. Making it to one year was one of the greatest things I've accomplished. Now I can't have the satisfaction of two years because it has been restarted and this is entry one. I don't know if I can do it again. The fact that I blogged every day was an integral part of my identity. And now that's gone because I made a stupid mistake. I want to puke and cry and I wish this hadn't happened. I feel so lost knowing that I failed myself. I don't know what to do.

April 16th - Cedar Avenue and Quietdrive

Yeah, those bands are at Gustavus tonight and I'm going to see them. Gotta love free concerts! I looked them both up on YouTube and they seem pretty good, so I'm excited.

I'm glad I know how to be a temperate person, or all Hell would break loose.

Friday, April 15, 2011

April 15th - TGIF

I'm so glad it's the weekend. I've had such a long week and I need to relax. Even better, an essay I had due on Monday has been moved to Wednesday, so I get to relax even more! Good times.

I'm in the mood to watch The Kids Are All Right and Winter's Bone. I've seen the former, not the latter. But I want to reacquaint myself with Josh Hutcherson and acquaint myself with Jennifer Lawrence.

I received my Hunger Games necklace today! It's from a fabulous jewelry designer Fork's Forest. Here, I'll show you...


Thursday, April 14, 2011

April 14th - Pigs

My duty for tonight is to make cardboard pigs. I also have to start watching a Korean TV show called Boys Over Flowers for my Film Adaptation class. Good, light-hearted fun, here I come. Hopefully. At least it will be more uplifting than The Departed. And speaking of movies that feature Leonardo DiCaprio, Frrank Abagnale (the guy from Catch Me If You Can) is coming to speak at Gustavus and I'm super excited! I think I'm more excited for Sister Helen Prejean though.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April 13th - Whoa stressed.

I have so so so much to do! I am a very busy bee! I need to watch The Departed tonight too. I've actually never seen that movie, so I'm excited. I have to get back to work, but you should watch this video.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 12th - Howdydoo

I'm having one of those days where I don't know what to blog about. Yes, I ended that sentence with a preposition. Sue me. I just got back from work, which was fun. Class was al right. The weather is lovely. So all is just fine, there's just not much to say. What should I say? I guess I'll just leave this picture of a kitten here.

Monday, April 11, 2011

April 11th - Sigh.

They're casting extras for The Hunger Games movie in North Carolina this week. It's open casting. I want to go. Someone please take me there.

I finished rereading Catching Fire last night. The first time I read through the books, Catching Fire was my favorite. Now I like the first book better. I think it's because I love reading about their time in the arena and learning about the tributes more than I like reading about the rebellion. I think I'll try and make some progress in Mockingjay tonight and see where that takes me. Also, I've gotten very used to Josh as Peeta. Even though I wish his face was rounder.

The funny thing about blogging everyday is that you remember what you were doing on certain days. For example, the last time I cried was April 11th of 2010. Yes, it's been a year since I last cried. How strange is that? But I don't cry easily either, so don't go thinking I'm some cruel person with a stone cold heart who doesn't know how to cry. I do get emotional, there just are rarely any accompanying tears.

I really want a burger from Wendy's, which is weird because that's not a typical craving for me. Ever. I'm so weird!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

April 10th - Happy 100th!

Time flies! Today is my 100th post of 2011, and I'm so happy to say I haven't missed a blog post this year! In fact, I have successfully blogged for 455 consecutive days. Thank you to everyone who continues to read my blog - it is always appreciated! If you have any suggestions for what you'd like to see in the future, leave me a comment!

I started rereading Catching Fire last night - really, once you start reading The Hunger Games trilogy, you can't stop. I just want them to get into the Quarter Quell stuff again! That's the best bit of the book.

So, let me just take a moment to say that I watched iCarly last night, and I might have really enjoyed it. Okay, I did. A lot. That show has got the best love triangle I have ever experience in a show. Tonight or tomorrow I plan on watching the new Amazing Race episode while drinking my Amazing Race Snapple, and tomorrow I'll be watching House as well! TV sure is fun.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

April 9th - Rereading The Hunger Games

So last night, I took it upon myself to reread the first Hunger Games book. After all the casting that has been going on, I wanted to read it and have the actors in my mind. I'm pleased to say that I have found Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson to be very satisfactory choices for Katniss and Peeta. However, I'm not too excited about Liam Hemsworth for Gale just yet - Liam seems much to big and bulky for someone who is starving. Anyway, I'd really like to find time to reread Catching Fire and Mockingjay as well, but time is limited for a college student with much homework to do!

The special Snapple Amazing Race iced tea is actually amazing. I normally don't liked iced tea, but Brennie and I bought a pack of it last night and I'm sure glad we did. We also watched Holes last night, which was brilliant. I adore that movie just as much as I did when it first came out. (I saw it four or five times in theaters.) Khleo Thomas was such a little cutie back then! And my outstanding girl-crush Sigourney Weaver was brilliant as usual.

Friday, April 8, 2011

April 8th - What I Did Today

This is what I did today:

  • Watched John Green live on YouTube for two hours
  • Bought Amazing Race themed Snapple
  • Walked into town with some fine folks
  • Started rereading The Hunger Games

Thursday, April 7, 2011

April 7th - I haven't yet

Last year, nearly every day in April I remember that when I did my titles, I would accidentally type "Apeil."This hasn't happened yet this year. I remain hopeful that I can keep my typos to a minimum.

I had an especially fun night at work on Tuesday and I'm looking forward to working again tonight. On Tuesday I talked to the sweetest elderly couple, both alumni of Gustavus - and they were both 91 years old! They had just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary as well. Additionally, they are apparently both in good health. How cool is that? Gustavus promotes longevity!

I am in the mood for a seaside adventure, hopefully one that would include sailing. Who wants to join me?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April 6th - Three months & Cleaning

It's three months until my birthday! I'm getting old, you guys!

I just finished unpacking and cleaning my room, and let me tell you, I love that feeling of looking around and admiring how nice you've made everything look. I wish I could show you all! Maybe you should come visit me. All of you.

You know what sounds like a cool study abroad experience? Spending a semester sailing the ocean. I just received my big ol' info booklet from SEA Semester and I'm really excited about looking into it.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April 5th - THG Casting News

The three leads in The Hunger Games movie have been cast! What do we think of the choices? I'm feeling a bit ambivalent about Peeta and Gale. There are some major pros and cons to each actor. But I guess is Suzanne Collins approves, they must be good. We don't want another Twilight saga happening! (Of course, The Hunger Games series is actually well-written, but that doesn't mean they can't screw up the movie.)

I watched the first half of Avatar last night. Fayvrrtep fitsenge lu kxaní! Tsu'tey is my homeboy.

Monday, April 4, 2011

April 4th - There's a first time for everything

You know how there are horror stories of people ordering some nice product online and getting like, a piece of garbage in the mail instead of the product? Well, for the first time in my online shopping life, I have actually received a product that is not what I ordered. Let me tell you about it.

Ordering used items like CDs and movies is great because in general, even those the case might be cracked and look gnarly, the product inside is still functional. I recently ordered a used CD via Amazon (from an outside seller), and I picked it up today. (The CD cost me $2.95 and the shipping was free, so we're not talking a big monetary commitment here, just to be clear.) I opened it, and not surprisingly the case was cracked. Not a big deal. I put it on my desk to open later and put on my iTunes. Well, about five minutes ago I opened and and bombshell - wrong CD. In fact, it was actually a computer game. And not one that I want. So now I am without my desired CD and I have a really old computer game on my hands. (Seriously, on the disc it sys "compatible with Windows 95 and 98 - ancient!) Luckily I've been told Amazon returns are easy, so let's hope for that!

In better online shopping news, the swimsuit I ordered from Victoria's Secret also arrived! It fits perfectly and it just what I ordered. :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

April 3rd - What a difference a year can make

The thing about blogging daily is that if you're good at it, you can look back and know exactly what you were doing on a certain day. Normally dates wouldn't be memorable to me, but now there are multiple dates that hold significance to me. I can now know on which day I first tried something, met someone, bought something, and so on. It's really remarkable to me.

If you've been following this blog for at least a year now, you know about April 2010. There was a lot of drama in my life, and it caused me to change the way I think about a lot of things. It's strange now to think that what happened last year was so emotionally hard on me, and today it barely affects me emotionally.

The things you put on the internet - on a blog, Twitter, Tumblr, anything - are out there for everyone to see. Employers, teachers, friends, and strangers. Never underestimate who looks at the things you post. While it may feel good to let out your secrets, talk poorly of a fellow employee, or rant about your political views, it is extremely important to remember that if what you are posting is public, people can and will find it - and these people may or may not be people you want to read your posts.

Thought today I no longer feeling a gripping sense of loss whenever I think about my entry from April 3rd, 2010, I still keep in mind the lessons of the previous paragraph. It no longer causes me emotional distress to think about the relationship I ruined, but I will always remember what I learned from the experience. The internet, though a vast expanse of information, is sometimes smaller than you think. Its broadness means nothing when someone about whom you care discovers something you posted that is not to his or her liking.

I have learned a lot this year.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April 2nd - Tangled!

My mom and I just got back from seeing Tangled, and let me tell you something: that movie is just as good the second time. Actually, it's better. And now I want to see it again. I cannot express my love for that movie enough. It is just so wonderful. Ah! Please see it if you have yet to see it. It's magical and beautiful and it makes my heart glow.

Friday, April 1, 2011

April 1st - April Fool's Day!

It's a little late at night to play a successful prank on you guys, and even if I did, it would have been something predictable like me pretending to stop blogging or something. So, here's to more blogging! I'll never stop! (Don't hold me to that statement.)

Spring Break is fun. I like being able to watch TV. The Soup? Check. Chelsea Lately? Check. iCarly? CHECK.

I'm not ready to go back to school. Please don't make me go!