Saturday, June 30, 2012

June 30th

My goodness, it's nearly July! July is a bit too warm for my taste, but my birthday is on the 6th so I'm like morally obligated to like this month.

I keep meaning to finish up the first A Song of Ice and Fire book but I really only like to read when I've got a good chunk of time to do so and lately my schedule has been kind of erratic.

I heard on Tumblr that we get new AAA's at work on July 7th. (AAA's are our uniforms.) If that's true, that's totally awesome because I just got the current one and then I'd get to "retire" it and wear it around casually plus get more free clothes! I love love love where I work. :)

Friday, June 29, 2012

June 29th

Okay, it is ridiculously hot in my room. It was freezing two nights ago and I was snuggled up in blankets, and now I'm sweating. What's the deal, house?

Caroline and I watched the Olympic trials tonight. There was this amazingly fast guy doing hurdles and I swear he was part gazelle. The swimmers were good as well, but gymnastics was the best part. I like a lot of the girls this year, so I can't wait to see how they do against girls from other countries! Surely it will be the usual eastern European girls as well as the Chinese who are the main competition, but I always love it when there's some stray girl from like Bolivia.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

June 28th

Cool, good thing 3/4 of my work shifts next week are call-ins. I want guaranteed work! Every day! All the time! I do work on my birthday though, which is nice. I didn't have plans anyway! I never do, really...I feel weird planning parties for myself. If someone else wants to, that's fine, but it just seems selfish to have an event celebrating myself. I don't actually think I've had a birthday party since I was 15, and that was a surprise party that included me and three other people. I live large.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June 27th

Well, I'm using OS X Lion now. Here's hoping Apple will reimburse the fee they made me incur my charging my old debit card and making me overdraft. Lion, you'd better be worth it.
So what's new on Lion? All I've noticed is the startup screen and some new apps in my dock that I don't think I need.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June 26th

Happy half birthday to my wonderful sister Caroline! Only six months until she gets her driver's license, how crazy is that?

I want to read Game of Thrones right now but I always get sleepy at this time of day. I'll be awake again at 10:00 or so but ugh, this is like my lethargic period.

Someone needs to kick my ass into shape and make me update the layout and graphics for this blog. Yell at me, you guys!

Monday, June 25, 2012

June 25th

Six months until Christmas! ...That's actually terrifying. But hey, it is almost my birthday and then I'm gonna be like a non-teenager and everything. Adulthood approacheth!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

June 24th

Caroline and I are watching Orphan. I actually really like this movie...great acting and it actually has a plot. We also watched Paranormal Activity 3, which was less good.

Orientation was great this morning. And I love my uniform! Yay!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

June 23rd

Good evening, lovely people! I am now officially employed! Hooray! I am so, so excited to start work. To be able to work at a store that I genuinely love is so cool. So if you guys ever happen to be on your way to Gilly Hicks, come see me!

Friday, June 22, 2012

June 22nd

My sister and I (and later my mom) watched The Grudge tonight. Yikes.

My interview today was really fun! I actually quite like interviewing. And I really hope I get this job because I love the store!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June 20th

You know when you're little and things seem enormous, then you grow up and they don't seem so big after all? I had the opposite of that experience today. The Mall of America seems even more huge than it did last time I went, if that's even possible. But I bought a super sweet dress and nice summer shirt so it was worth it. I also gazed longingly into The Alpaca Store.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

June 19th

I'm tired, but I need to make a long Tumblr post tonight. I wish so much that I could post it here, but it's not the sort of thing I post here. But if you know where to find me on Tumblr, go for it. For now though, I'm just going to chill...then go on Tumblr, then either read or go to sleep. I'm going to the mall tomorrow for job stuff, so I have to be well-rested!

Monday, June 18, 2012

June 18th

Good evening, fine folks! Remember how awhile ago I was on about not liking Skins? Well, turns out I must have been watching the wrong season because I decided to start from the beginning since Joe Dempsie and Hannah Murray are in the first series and it's so much better than whichever season I'd been watching. If the internet is kind, I might even watch more tonight.

I also need to read more. I could stay up all night reading, really, but I need to be productive tomorrow so I really ought not to do that.

I want to revamp the layout of the blog. I have come to loathe the graphics and color scheme and now that I have Photoshop, I think I might actually be able to make it into something I like.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

June 17th

Happy Fathers Day to all the wonderful dads out there! I'm currently feeling a wee bit tired from staying up all night reading A Game of Thrones...whoops. But I'm making good progress and I love the book. There's so much you don't get from the show alone! And I can see why the whole SanSan thing exists, I'm just curious to see where it goes. Sandor is scary.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

June 16th

I'm in the midst of playing Scattergories with my mom, but I needed to take a break to blog. I've never, ever lost a game of Scattergories, so I kind of love playing because it's like the one game I'm actually good at. And then I ended my sentence with a preposition and everyone judged me.

Friday, June 15, 2012

June 15th

I have not had the best day. However, since this is a public blog, I can't talk about it because hey, anyone can read this. That's the problem with this blog...I can't actually talk about anything I want. I wish I could vent about things, but that seems unwise. So I'm dealing with a massive headache and watching Friends to try and make everything better. It's not working yet, but I am talking to my wonderful sister and that helps a little.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

June 14th

I want a Ped Egg. I don't even have gross feet but it looks so nice and anyone who knows me knows I love my skin to be extra smooth.

I've been listening to MuggleCast again recently. I need to download some really old episodes, like from before the seventh book came out. And the 100th episode, where they got the books and everyone was crying. Memories!

Apparently iCarly is ending and final shooting is happening now...I'm gonna be honest you guys, I love that show. It's smart.  It's not dumb Disney Channel humor. :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June 13th

Ugh I can't even with Photoshop right now. I need someone to actually teach me this stuff because I literally am stuck trying to do a simple task. Can I make a fancy gif with PSDs and textures and all that? Sure. Can I figure out the width and height of my image? Nope.

If someone wants to Skype with me and teach me things, please tell me. I would be very grateful.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June 12th

I'm tired, but not sleepy. Like, I feel run down and like I want to sleep, but I'm not in a sleeping mood. I  want to watch more Futurama and make more graphics and read more in A Game of Thrones. But I need to go to bed because if I stay up as late as I did last night again, I'll probably sleep in until 5 PM tomorrow.

Monday, June 11, 2012

June 11th

Someone needs to take away my computer because I've discovered Photoshop. I was always scared of it because I've never been taught how to use it and the online tutorials are confusing as hell, but I decided I wanted to be like all the amazingly talented graphic artists on Tumblr who make gorgeous pictures of my favorite I attempted Photoshop.

It's a really bizarre mix of extremely simple and intuitive and oh my god this is so overwhelming there are 600 buttons. But I made some graphics last night that are NOT GOOD, just warning you, but I want you to critique them so I know what to do better!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

June 10th

I'm oddly emotional tonight. It must be the Tony Awards. James Corden just won and gave a lovely speech and I was nearly crying. And as I said on my Twitter, when the Les Mis trailer came on I actually did cry. Les Mis is a really beautiful musical. It may be my favorite musical. It's funny because it's not my favorite soundtrack, but the show as a whole is so deep and so complete and so rich. Seeing it makes me feel alive.

I've already written four (long) blog posts for the SSA Blog-a-thon that Ben is doing, so I'm a bit worn out. So, I'm sorry this is a sloppy and short but my brain has turned to mush.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

June 9th

I'm about to watch the Game of Thrones season two finale with my mom. I've already seen it, but she hasn't and I'm pretty sure she's gonna flip. It's so good, and there's so much happening and all my feelings. Oh god, the feelings. And of course tonight I'm going to read more as well. I'm so, so glad to have found a new fandom about which I am passionate and for which the screen adaptation doesn't suck. I've got so much to look forward to as well, since I'm not yet done with the books, and of course the TV series is still coming out for the next three years. This isn't like The Hunger Games fandom, really, it's deeper and the fans more serious. It's not been infiltrated by tweens saying which "team" they're on, and the TV show is well-made and accurate - that's not to saying the Hunger Games movie was bad, it was just...nothing spectacular. The Game of Thrones show is literally a spectacle. It is intense and vibrant and deep...though of course, not as thorough as the books, but what can you expect? I do love being passionate about a series though. I love the feeling is brings, the anticipation and the feelings. The literal grief you feel for the death of a character, the tears you shed. The happiness for their happiness. Those feelings are so surreal and yet so tangible, and it's fantastic.

Friday, June 8, 2012

June 8th

I get to do social activities tomorrow! I've been so consumed with job searching that I haven't had much time to hang out with people, but tomorrow I'm going to a bonfire! And there's gonna be hotdogs!

880 consecutive entries! We're getting close to the big 900! I can't believe it.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

June 7th

I sure hope the world doesn't end in 2012...none of my shows come back until 2013.

My goal tonight is to read more Game of Thrones and to sleep. I keep accidentally staying up too late and then sleeping in the next day. Last night I stayed up watching House. I think I should catch up on that while I wait for my other shows to release new episodes. It's not like House is a long-term commitment. I've seen the first six or seven seasons and it's ended now anyway. I could make that work.

If you have any show suggestions, I am more than open to hearing them!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June 6th

One month until my birthday! Not that I have any plans for my birthday, I never do. I feel weird about throwing a party because it seems so narcissistic.

My room is hot. My computer is burning my legs. I want chicken nuggets. Life is hard.

What now?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June 5th

Hey, my car has license plates finally!

So my mom's house is crazy hot. I'm like sweating off my deodorant, I swear.

I did get apricot facial scrub though. That's exciting, right?

Monday, June 4, 2012

June 4th - Spoiler-free Game of Thrones talk

This has NO SPOILERS! :)

Game of Thrones was brilliant.
They somehow managed to include all the POV characters in one episode, which never happens. There was a lot of emotion and some fantastic acting from just about everyone. Peter Dinklage needs another Emmy for his performance this season, I swear. He just gets better with each episode.
The finale scene last season was so beautiful and I kept thinking that nothing could top it. It had the best music, the greatest cinematography, it was just incredible. So I kept wondering how the final scene of the season finale could compete. Well, it was definitely just as good, but in a completely opposite way. Last season was rebirth, beauty, power and regality. This one was fear and awe and coldness and also the coolest visual effects ever.
I can't believe how long it will be until the show starts up again. Now I'm waiting for this along with Doctor Who and Sherlock, neither of which are starting up again until next year.
Luckily though, I have the books! I'm slowly working my way through them since they are 800-1,000 pages each, but that's actually good because it gives me time to actually read them all before the next season starts!
It's very weird to have watched the show before reading the books, and now I'm flip-flopping so that's going to mess with my head. Going into next season I'll have ideas of how I want people to look (and probably be disappointed) instead of knowing them and then sort of...finding out more details by reading the books. I hav always been adamant about reading the books first but I don't want to read the third book because I feel like I'm reading spoilers! I know that doesn't make sense but it's like I'm spoiling the show by getting ahead of where the show is.
Oh, sweet conflict!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

June 3rd

Oh my goddddd I can't wait to watch Game of Thrones.

People on Tumblr who get pretentious because they gain a lot of followers is really effing annoying. Humility is such an underrated characteristic.

Back to the job hunt tomorrow.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

June 1st

You can't look up anything on the Game of Thrones Wiki without seeing a spoiler, can you? I just wanted to know the sigil of House Reyne.

I'm trying to listen to the Game of Thrones audiobooks, but the narrator says some of the names wrong and it's driving me crazy. I can't even focus. There's a new narrator for later books though, so I guess I've got that to look forward to.

I'm bleedin' exhausted, guys. Why am I so tired today?