July 31, 2010

I just accidentally posted this on mix tape.

That hiatus I took was even shorter than I imagined it would be. The days went by too fast. I have not accomplished all that I dreamed I would at this point. Oh, well. It's summer and I'm lazy. At least my desk is more or less clean! That is if you discount all the various art supplies strewn atop it.

I got back from my friend Regina's birthday party/sleepover an hour or so ago. We had watched Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Hercules and The Emperor's New Groove (while snacking on delicious, homemade rice krispy treats of course) as part of pseudo-movie marathon last night. We played a pretty fun game of Apples to Apples, too. I was not tired at all, and thus stayed up until about 5 am, talking and laughing with three other girls who had the same problem going to bed. It was great. The waffles, bacon and orange juice for breakfast were heavenly.
I made this Mockingjay pin for Regina because she loves that The Hunger Games books and I wasn't sure what else to get her besides dollar bills that I creatively packaged and then hid about her room. She loved both.

Now I want to make a pin for myself, or for other people, like Scarlett, who has recently fallen in love with the trilogy. Anyone else interested?

I will catch up with everyone's blog posts soon. I missed everyone, even though I was only gone for, what, five days?

P.S. I'm watching season one of Heroes on DVD. So, so good. Apparently season two is crap, though. Is that true?

July 26, 2010

I'm leaving you.

I am taking a short hiatus from the blogging universe.
There is so much I need to accomplish in real life and so little time.
Thus, I will be gone for a week.
Well, a week and a half at most.
But when I get back, you will probably see one more vlog.
(The last one for a while. They are a pain to edit.)
And also a recount of a friend's birthday party/sleepover.
Try not to miss me too much, dears.

July 19, 2010

Don't you wanna just curve away?

I have exactly three more weeks of summer until I start my junior year of high school. It's crazy.

In other news, I have still yet to finish The Red Badge of Courage. It is by far the least favorite book I've read this summer and that's saying something considering I managed to get through The Scarlet Letter which I gather is generally disliked. However, I have read and enjoyed the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. I thought it had a quiet, powerful quality. It wasn't a book I put down and thought "I want to share this with someone," but it was still an interesting story that I think affected me. I certainly think differently about what money can do to people and how it can also, indirectly or not, ruin their dreams. Now I'm reading Invisible Man and am liking it thus far.

A question before I go. Should I do another vlog? Or is my voice too mellow for you? (I still find that a very odd adjective to describe a voice. When you say that, I feel like I should be a hippie. And I'm not a hippie!)

July 17, 2010

You'll never leave this island.

These past few days have been great.

Thursday I hung out with close friend, Emilia, who's beyond sweetawesome. Seriously.

Her and I encountered an interesting sign at the park we went to. Apparently Chick-fil-A thought they should advertise -- at a park -- nowhere near one of their establishments. Here's a fun fact to fool your friends with: I've never eaten at one. So tell me, is it any good?
Then yesterday Nikki came over to watch Shutter Island on DVD with me. What a depressing and yet intriguing movie. I won't say anymore so I don't spoil it. We also saw Alice in Wonderland since I had it rented. I was only mildly entertained by it and thus am grateful I did not spend an outrageous price to see it in theaters.

I still want to see Toy Story 3! I think I heard talk of my mom figuring out movie times for tonight... Edit: Never mind. Wishful thinking.

July 14, 2010

It's the way I see.

I received this from Em. Thank you, dear!

The rules:
1.) Get very excited that you won. YAYYYY!
2.) Choose ONE of the following options of accepting the OMB award.
a) Get really drunk and blog for 15 minutes straight or for as long as you can focus. (I do not condone this one!)
b) Write about your most embarrassing moment.
c) Write a "Soundtrack of Your Childhood" post.
d) Make your next blog post a vlog (video post). Basically talk to the camera about whatever you want.
e) Take a picture of yourself first thing in the morning before you do anything else (hair, make-up, etc.) and post it.
3.) Pass the award to at least 3 (or more!) other bloggers, but don't forget to tell them!

I chose option D. I don't know what YouTube does with my voice! Sorry my 'S's are so sharp. And that I am such a weirdo.

(The entry I was talking about that included my EnV Touch.)

I pass this lovely award onto Maddy, Shelby and Abs!

July 12, 2010

Dead hearts are everywhere.

I'm having a hard time reading The Red Badge of Courage. My mind loves to wander. I've been playing My Spanish Coach (don't ask) for inordinate amounts of time instead. Oh, right. I finished Fahrenheit 451 a week or so ago. Ray Bradbury is a genius.

I can't get my passport any time in the next month because I'd need my dad's signature and he's in Maryland. I'm thinking of taking up the glockenspiel again. I've been playing tennis for at least an hour every night when I'm not making money babysitting. Thank you for apologizing, you-know-who-you-are, and by the way, we should hang out sometime. I want to see Toy Story 3 and Shutter Island. Now imagine if they combined those two movies. Toy Island 3? Shutter Story? Online clothes shopping is turning into a hobby of mine. This is not good for my bank account. I need to save, save, save for Scotland.

I can't believe I start school in less than a month. As if it's any consolation, we go back on a cool date. 8/9/10. That first day, when I have to wake up at 6:00 in the morning, is going to be brutal. Staying up late and sleeping in has become my lifestyle, unhealthy though it may be.

I want an extension of summer.

July 07, 2010

Harry Potter, the beach and a sleepover all wrapped into one.

I was invited to Puja's sweet 16 beach/sleepover party this past Monday through Tuesday. I wasn't sure what to buy her as a gift and she said she wanted nothing. Thus, I decided to make her something I figured she'd love. The result was a Harry Potter themed box with a dozen Reese's inside: a combination of two things she enjoys dearly.
On Monday, me, Puja, Regina, Patricia and Puja's extended family went to the beach for a couple of hours.
We tried to make a model of "New York" and this was the result. We couldn't even make a skyscraper. Fail.
Then after we got sufficiently sun-burned, back to Puja's house we went where we met up with Aniesa. Chaos ensued. What seemed like hundreds but more like tens of Puja's relatives came over to join in the celebration. We ate chimichangas, spicy Indian food, and cake. We also played Mafia, and watched Puja open her many presents. Including this one.
That's right. She got a car! She was shocked and elated. I'm happy for her and have no reason to be one bit jealous considering I haven't even bothered to acquire my permit yet. Yeah, I should do that soon or I'll be riding the bus forever. Bah, that might happen regardless. Gas money is quite expensive.

Then the aunts, uncles, cousins and other assorted relatives left and the sleepover truly began. We talked, but not in a gossip-y way that is always portrayed in the movies. No, our conversations were humorous and intelligent. We played card games, I laughed so hard at my own stupidity I started crying, we watched Taken and then got much-needed sleep.

It was an awesome party. I love my friends.

I apologize for the long post yet -- for once -- stuff has been going down.

Oh, which reminds me! Someone please explain to me why the two days I actually have something planned, multiple other friends can and want to make plans then and there? I mean, how does that work?

July 03, 2010

Honorary.

Lauren gave me this lovely award a week ago and it completely slipped my mind to mention it before now. I'm sorry for the delay. It does not mean I'm any less grateful! Thanks very much, dear!

Here are the rules:
- Thank whoever gave you the award
- Post the persons logo/ award onto your post
- Create your own logo for the award to pass on
- Pass the award on to other bloggers

My logo to pass on:
She had four recipients so I think I will too. They are: Sophie, Senpai (Issac), Scarlett, and Ruth.

July 01, 2010

Beware, I rant today.

I've been sleeping at odd hours and I don't really mind. The only consequence is I have an even harder time distinguishing the days.

I went and saw the midnight showing of The Last Airbender with my best friend last night, er, this morning. Let me put my honest opinion out there of it. The movie is ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE. Sitting there for the first few minutes, I thought, "oh, maybe this won't be as bad as I thought." Then Katara talked and immediately it went downhill. They can't even pronounce the most important name, Aang, right! It takes itself too seriously. There's horrendous acting. The characters aren't really characters, they just pick random times to talk about the story or back story awkwardly. The battle scenes are probably the only marginally cool thing and its only redeeming quality, but by that part of the movie you're ticked you've had to wait an hour in pure agony for anything good. My brother was just about ready to walk out of the theater.

If you loved the cartoon, you're going to be sorely disappointed. But even if you've never seen the Nickelodeon version, I think you are going to dislike the movie. The trailer I saw for a movie with talking owls looks better for goodness sakes!

So I spent $13 to see it at midnight in 3D and there was NOTHING IN 3D! How dare they! It's really not even worth the matinee price for the non-3D version. Instead, invest in the show's DVDs.

I'm off to babysit.