Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July 31st

Happy birthday to two wonderful people, JK Rowling and Harry Potter!

I just cried over the USA winning the team gymnastics competition...and I'd already heard earlier today that we'd won. It was just so touching and wonderful. The only problem was that other than Russia, NBC didn't show any other teams. Hey NBC, did you know that five teams compete?! Crazy!

Monday, July 30, 2012

July 30th

Let's play a game called "Olympics or Gay Porn" 

Two years ago today, my mom and I were at the Harry Potter theme park. I miss it. And tomorrow is Harry and JK Rowling's birthday, which is lovely.

Anyway, I'm in a shit mood tonight. No cheer over here.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

July 29th

All I want to post today is the best saying ever about how to live your life. Enjoy.

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”
― Marcus Aurelius

Saturday, July 28, 2012

July 28th

I'm so sore and tired from work that I don't even want to watch the Olympics. So I'll just leave you with Hermione being smart and rational and I just love her okay.

Friday, July 27, 2012

July 27th

Can't decide if the best part of the opening ceremony was the forging of the rings or JK Rowling.

Photoshop is being a twat right now and it's frusting because I wanna edit photos of JK Rowling from the ceremony but it's being slow and uncooperative ugh first world problems.

I don't wanna go to sleep but I have to work early tomorrow and ugh can I please stay up watching YouTube videos.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

July 26th

Okay, remember Karen from Mean Girls? I just wanted to tell you all that I recently met a girl who is actually Karen. Like, they have the same personality and voice and everything. (Actually they look totally different, but...you know.) It's so bizarre and I keep expecting this girl to try and tell me the weather with her boobs.

So I stayed up until like 4:00 AM last night making gifsets. And one of those was a bunch of gifs from the first Pokémon movie. Sooo enjoy Mewtwo. :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

July 25th

Hello sexuals! (What?) The folks over at DFTBA News did an interview with me last week, and it's just been posted to their site. Despite their apparent lack of reading my answers to see how I spell things associated with my project, it's a pretty decent article. (Also they changed my initialism, TNDP, to NFD for whatever reason...my project is called TNDP, dammit.)
Anyway, if you want to check it out, head on over and read it.

You can also check out The Nerdfighter Directory Project, which is the new site I'm working on. Feel free to join if you're a Nerdfighter!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July 24th

I removed the ifttt task that posted to my Twitter feed whenever I blogged, so now I feel less stupid about posting short entries because now no one will see them.

I don't know why I do this blog right now. I just do it to do it, so I can blog every day and say that I do...but it's not like I'm posting anything good. I've got a Tumblr and a Twitter, why bother with this blog if it's only basically a slightly extended Twitter? Thoughts?

I'm still gonna get to 1,000 posts though.

Monday, July 23, 2012

July 23rd

I just finished watching a playthrough of Super Paper Mario on YouTube, and my goodness, what an interesting story! The game starts off a bit slowly and it's not terribly interesting, but it ends up as this really tragic and complex love story, which is pretty unheard of in a Mario game. Usually it's like, Bowser is the bad guy, he kidnapped the princess, we have to save her. (Though admittedly, the plot of the original Paper Mario, my favorite in the series, does follow that premise.)

I really love video games as a platform for beautiful story-telling. I think that too often, people think of videos games as either mindless tasks or mindless shooting. But games with backstories, complex characters, and thought out plots are really incredible. Even games that seem childish or simple, like Super Paper Mario, convey much deeper messages than one would assume. One of my favorite examples is the Pokémon Black and White games. Not only is the plot far more in-depth than the original, simple plot of Team So-and-So wants worlds domination, we have to defeat them, but as you progress you realize that there are actually many, many trainers who offer applicable wisdom. There is an overarching theme of diversity and acceptance, shown through the use of foreign-speaking Trainers, as well as many NPCs who are basically there saying proverbs. Not to mention the actual main storyline, but that's a whole other ordeal!

I'll leave you to think on this line from a Trainer on Route 15:

"La strada percorsa non si cambia, ma su quella percorrere può accadere ancora di tutto."
("The road you have traveled does not change, but on the road you're going, everything can happen.")

Sunday, July 22, 2012

July 22nd

So there were two open spots directory next to each other in the parking garage today right, and I went in one and another car pulled into the other one. And then I get out and this guy jumps out of the other car and literally is like THAT WAS REALLY RUDE YOU KNOW. And I'm all like uh what now? And he tells me that his wife had her blinker on and how dare I take her spot. So I calmly remind him that there were, in fact, two spots right next to one another, and that I actually took the one farther from the entrance. And he goes WELL I GUESS YOU JUST THINK YOU'RE SO IMPORTANT, HUH? And of course I was in total disbelief (and still am) that this man was so upset about the fact that I took the spot that his wife was going to pull into even though there was one right next to it.  Like I just cannot. What even is this nonsense. So I walked away while he grumbled to his wife about what a horrible and rude person I am. I mean can I please get some affirmation that this is actually not a big deal that I took the parking spot on the left instead of the right? Like it's literally a four foot difference and they got the closer spot anyway. I am just livid about this because it's too damn ridiculous.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

July 21st

I already tried to post this and the internet decided to die on me...so now I'm doing a stupid short post from my phone. Sigh. Time for a foot massage.

Friday, July 20, 2012

July 20th

I am SO TIRED AND SORE. I can't even move my neck properly and my feet are miserable. On the plus side, there are two really great songs on the playlist at work right now and this makes me really happy. One of them actually got me thinking about The Fault in Our Stars and then I was like emotionally folding bras and it was embarrassing.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 19th

Good evening! I've got to wake up way too early tomorrow to do some nannying, and then I might be heading to work in the evening as well. Hooray for long days!

I finally got my hair cut today and I'm so pleased with it! I really do love having short hair. :)

So here's that mama hog I met at the ranch yesterday...she's so big!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July 18th

I had a lovely time with Sarah today! I got to play with kittens, horses, a dog, hogs, a chicken, and goats! I also got to milk the mama goat! No horseback riding, but maybe another day. Here's me and Apple:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 17th

I'm starting up my Nerdfighter project tonight! But for now I'm going to take a shower and go to sleep...I have to get up at 7:00!

Monday, July 16, 2012

July 16th

Back on a Photoshop binge. I made a gifset I'd been meaning to make for ages, which was great, plus another little one for my Tumblr sidebar. You should look at the gifset and critique it, since I'm still pretty new at using Photoshop.

I'm going up to the ranch to see Sarah this Wednesday! I'm really excited to see all the animals.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

July 15th

One year ago today, Deathly Hallows part two was released. I didn't realize that until tonight, yet on the way home from work I was listening to the soundtrack for the first time in months. (And getting emotional all over again.)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

July 14th

Is it possible to like...become dyslexic? Because I just read the time as 12:01 and almost vomited. It's 10:21.

I work tomorrow night, if any of you sexy people want to come see me!

Right, so I've been playing Scattergories and Scrabble with my mom all night. Now it's time to read PostSecret and then...I dunno, watch Skins or something.

Friday, July 13, 2012

July 13th

Oooh, happy Friday the 13th! My day has actually been all right so far...not really any different from usual. How surprising. I did totally beat my mom at a game of Scrabble though, which is like, unprecedented.

I've only got two call-ins next week, which means there's a chance I won't work at all. Weird how it can go from working five hours a day for seven days straight, then four days off before two call-ins. Silly work!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

July 12th

I'm more tired than usual today. I haven't been sleeping properly lately, and that combined with lots of hours at work is really making me sleepy. So tonight I'm going to attempt to go to bed nice and early, then wake up at a normal hour, then have a pleasant Friday the 13th, complete with my wonderful black cat.

By the way, I bought some super cute shorts and a sweater today...I'll try to remember to post pictures soon.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July 11th

It was so lovely to see Sarah and Ben yesterday. I swear, I've been so antisocial since I got my job!

Sammy doesn't like being in my room anymore, since she got so scared when Forrest was in there. I really hope she decides to venture back in though, because having her sleep in here is the sweetest thing, even when her snoring keeps me up. Ellie slept on my bed this morning though, which was bizarre since Ellie usually doesn't like me (or anyone). When I get my own place, I'm going to have cats. At least two. And at least one Scottish Fold because oh my god those cats are perfect.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July 10th

Forrest is going home to his mommy tonight! It has been lovely having him here, even if he does chew the carpet...and poop a lot. He's currently napping under my bed though, so he's not causing any trouble...for now. :)

I had a conversation with John Green on Twitter today. It was like the highlight of my summer. Or at least my July. Screw birthdays, John Green is way more important.

Monday, July 9, 2012

July 9th

I want to apologize in advance for the probability that a lot of entries this week will be short. I work every night for at least five hours at a time and I come home quite tired. Work has been really fun though, even the day where I literally spent all five hours of my shift redlining price tags. (Putting on the stickers with the reduced prices = redlining.)

Forrest is leaving tomorrow and then I get to do a MASS VACUUMING because oh my goodness there is hay everywhere. Forrest is a messy boy!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

July 8th

Sorry for the short post tonight, but I am so tired from work! My mom and I are watching Taboo, then I'm going to eat dinner and go to bed!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

July 7th

Oh my goodness. I work so much this week. And my feet already hurt! It's fun though, plus we got new uniforms today!

Friday, July 6, 2012

July 6th

I'm not a teenager anymore! I don't feel like I'm 20, though.

Forrest is hanging out behind my bed like a sweetheart. He's so poofy and nice.

I'm really tired for some reason, and not feeling too well. And I work every day for the next 7 days...oh snap. I'm going to be so tired. I need bandaids for my feet!

I'm listening to MuggleCast and hanging out. Like I've said before, throwing parties for myself isn't really my thing.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

July 5th

Happy birthday to my wonderful mom! She's like my favorite person ever and I love her dearly. :)

So um, work was moderately exhausting tonight. The leather flip-flops we have to wear aren't supportive at all so my feet really hurt, plus I was basically running around like a chicken with my head cut off for the first three hours because I still don't know where anything is.

Forrest is here safe and sound! He's making my room stinky but it's okay because I love him.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July 4th


Nothing on the internet is working right now, so I'm here. Hello, people.

Fireworks have been going off all day, but here's the thing...what's the point of fireworks in the daytime? They don't even look cool then. Plus it's like 100 degrees so I'm not sure why anyone is even outside in the first place.

I'm bunny-sitting starting tomorrow! The wonderful Forrest will be staying in my room for a few days while his mommy is in Ohio. I will be sure to take pictures!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

July 3rd

Okay, the internet here is seriously messed up. It took 10 minutes to load this page. I can't work in these conditions!

Speaking of which, I had work tonight. It was like the most slow night ever and nearly everyone got off early. I was scheduled to work until 10:00 and got off at 8:15. But I also work a few more times this week, so hopefully I can make up for those lost hours...I need money!

Also, I might be Forrest-sitting this week. I love my nephew bunny. :)

Monday, July 2, 2012

July 2nd

Work tomorrow, hopefully! Call-ins are kinda sad because I don't actually know if I'll be working until an hour before my shift starts. So I actually have to drive part of the way there since it takes more than an hour to get there in rush hour traffic.

Now Caroline and I are watching TV together before I run off to my room to read. Oh George R.R. Martin, how you toy with my heart!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July 1st

Happy July! It's supposed to be over 100° this week! Good thing my work uniform includes a cardigan and skinny sweats! But we apparently get new uniforms on Saturday so I'm super psyched. That also means a new playlist and floorset and lots of other fun things. Also my birthday is this week!

I totally missed doing something for my 900th entry. Whoops. Maybe I'll do something later this week to make up for it.