Monday, January 31, 2011

Wop Wop Wop Wop

So today I had a raging migraine, but since my school is occupied by pill nazis there was absolutely no way I could take ANY advil. FML.

Once I got home I took some meds, and now I'm a ok.

Anyways, my AcaDec team is currently obsessed with this dance fad called the wop, or wopping.

You just have to see it to even understand.




But yeah. For some reason I've been listening to a lot of 'trashy' rap and Ke$ha. I mean, have you heard her song Cannibal? No? Well I've been listening to it on repeat while studying for my Physics and APUSH tests on Wednesday....

What is wrong with me?

Besides that, nothing much is going on with me. I've decided to NOT give into teacher pressure (which is arguably worse than peer pressure) and I'm not doing LD debate this year, but I will do Extemp speaking. With my editor position next year, AcaDec, Z-Club, and Art Club I decided that I need to cut down on all the things that I'm doing--- ergo since the school doesn't care about LD debate then neither do I.
Oh yeah, I'm in the market for a new book to read and I'm open to suggestions! I've already read a lot of Vizzini, Flinn, Napoli, Bradbury, Rand, Palahniuk, and Vonnegut to name a few....

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Blue and Yellow

So despite my general lack of enthusiasm I shared in the last post about AcaDec competition, the competition went pretty well. It was a giant nerd convention. I feel as if my team was one of the more attractive teams there, but what do you expect? Pretty people don't willingly participate in two days of nonstop testing over 10 various subjects. There was however a nice selection of handsome boys there, but they were outnumbered by their other nerdy counterparts.

(I'm in a blonde/chinese sandwich!)

Everyone sans one person was well behaved, and I was so sweet my teeth should be filled with cavities. Why was I so sweet? Well, this guy (let's call him Foxy) has been annoying me for quite some time, and I know he has personal/family issues, but when you're annoyed by someone no amount of pity in the world can make up for it. So instead of being overtly rude I was the definition of polite. Emily Post would have been proud.

He threw a fit about every single restaurant we went to, and complained about "eating too much and gaining like 10lbs" every single meal. WELL, maybe if you didn't ORDER ENOUGH FOOD TO FEED AFRICA you wouldn't feel like a bloated whale.
We went to Pei Wei, BJ's Brewhouse (best root beer ever!), and Olive Garden. The only restaurant that Foxy wanted to go to was Olive Garden because it was "cheaper than the other places." Bitch please. Olive Garden was the most expensive place we ate at. And when we got there he was all like, "OMG, these prices are way more expensive than the ones in our town." and I was like, "No, no, I assure you they're the same exact prices. Have you ever eaten at Olive Garden before?"
UGH. And the most embarrassing part came when he pissed one of our waiters off. Since we were a table of 11 we were assigned a waiter and waitress. When we were ordering drinks he asked for two glasses of pink lemonade. At the Olive Garden. For himself, because he guzzled them down so fast. The waiter, a saucy spanish man, was visibly appalled and somewhat miffed by this tacky request. Not liking the waiter's attitude he instantly attached himself to Christy, our other waiter. Oh Buddha. In order to get back at the other waiter he wrote a recommendation letter for Christy and left it on the table.

The entire AcaDec team was mortified. I almost died in my seat. And to top it all off, he left a crappy tip. One of my team members said to him, "You know, I think Christy would have appreciated a green note more than that note." Yeah, if I was Christy I would have rather had a $20 in my pocket than that crappy piece of paper that was nearly illegible.

Anyways, besides Foxy I had a wonderful time.
Inside BJ's!

Nathan! Our resident ladies man.

Cookies!

There were so many schools! (Hang Vu took this picture :D)

Fruity drinks at Olive Garden!

Oh yeah, I scored a 925/1000 on my speech, and highest in my division! Yay!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Freshly Squeezed

So, this time last year I was freaking out about AcaDec regionals, but this year I'm just like... eh. The team isn't as prepared as I would like us to be, jeez I'M not as prepared as I would like to be so I don't really know how I feel about competition.

Aside from AcaDec things have been pretty weird. One of my closest guy friends has become distant and weird. Things just aren't gelling the way they used to, the jokes have run dry and we don't have that much in common anymore. It sucks.

Oh well. On the bright side today the Yearbook sponsor (head honcho person) told me that they wanted me to one of the head editors for next year(!). She said that my friend Ashley and I would be good for the job, especially since we get along and we're friends. It's a big responsibility, but I think I can handle it :)

As for the title of this post (I almost typed toast) I've been really into FRESH juice. Like, taking a grapefruit and squeezing its life into a glass... yummy yum yum yum. In fact, I'm drinking some fresh grapefruit juice right now! Er, never mind I just finished the glass...

Anyways, is anyone else feeling a little on the fence? Not happy, not upset... just in between?

Monday, January 24, 2011

PUNCHIT

Do you ever feel so overcome with anger that you have the urge to punch the nearest object to planet Gliese 581 C?
Yes, No, Maybe so?
Lately I've been getting upset at things, but since I'm me and you're you I tend to bottle things up until I EXPLODE. Anyways, I almost exploded all over some random kid at school today.
I need some counseling... or perhaps a nice strapping lad to be my punching bag. Oh wait.
On the bright side today my friend Taylor lent me this movie to watch called Gentlemen Broncos. The director also directed Napoleon Dynamite, and it has Jemaine Clement of the band Flight of the Concords in it. I don't know, if you like weird indie-ish movies with awkward teen home schooled boys then I think you'll like the movie.
Here's the trailer for it.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

This weekend

Recently my school's Drill Team went to Disney World. Most of them got these really cool hair wraps that stay in for up to 2 months, but cost an arm and perhaps a leg. No really, it's $1.50 and inch, and if you want special beads the price goes up. Anyways, knowing that I was all sorts of crafty and artistic, one of the girls asked if I could wrap hair. Curious, I went online and read a few articles and watched a few YouTube videos on it. I'm pretty sure I'm addicted to wrapping hair.

It's not the best, but it's my first attempt. Anyways, my dad got some new ink for my printer and in the package came these two mail-in recycle baggies. All you have to do is put your old electronics like cell phones and whatnot and just put it in the mail. If more places made recycling this easy then more people would do it...

And, I've been listening to Oh No by Marina and the Diamonds all weekend. I'm pretty sure my sister is sick of it by now, but oh well.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Class Ring!

Although you may find my enthusiasm nauseating, I don't care. I can now punch a motha trucka in the face and leave a nasty ring imprint. Also, who can resist a little bling?



Monday, January 17, 2011

Like the inside me

So I recently visited Em's blog and found a video of this wonderful asian named Luan. I swear guys, this person is like the voice in my head. No really, in my head I talk like a gay Vietnamese man-boy from Houston. For Realz.

Anyways, today my family went to visit my grandparents and on our way to their house I saw this random lady in her 60s driving AND plucking her chin hair with giant tweezers. At first I thought the drive thru employees at McDonald's slipped something in my iced frappe, but my everyone else in the car noticed too.
She was in the lane next to us, and I almost had a panic moment because every time she plucked a hair out her car would swerve ever so slightly near us. Then again, maybe she had some hot bingo date at the senior center and needed to do some lady-scaping, but ran out of time because she was eating out at Denny's with the ladies and forgot to set the alarm on her jitterbug for her to leave early....
Or maybe she was just a vain senile senior citizen.
You never know.
On a more relevant note, school starts back up tomorrow and I can't remember if I had any homework assigned to be over the 4 day weekend.... Ooops.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Off to Olivanders!


So....

Since I'm going to be a senior next year and whatnot, my grandparents decided to surprise me the other day with the news that this July I'll be going to THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER!

It's my senior/birthday gift, and I'll be staying about 4 days at the park, but I'll probably be on the road making stops and such for about 10 days. Driving from Texas to Florida will be... not as bad as driving from Texas to Las Vegas.

Anyways, I'm excited because on our way there we're going to be stopping at Paula Dean's restaurant and various historical sites and kitschy locations!

Now all I have to do is try to stay sane waiting for July to roll around.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Don't bore me with the details, no really please TRY to be interesting

Sometimes it is very hard for me to take serious people seriously.

Most of the time their seriousness is due to something dark and terrible in their past, but really, who wants to spend their entire day talking to a strait facts statistics type of person. I mean, you don't have to be childish or vulgar to be interesting or funny.

I always dread having to meet and interact with these types of people because I end up going to extreme lengths to get them to unwind. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. All I know is that if I have to listen to another unenthusiastic re-telling of how some guy watched a perfect game of baseball and then went to Target to buy some pottery for their mom I will forgo all social etiquette and just walk away.

Ugh, that's the last time I use my "you know what they say about Target joke" on someone that uninteresting. I feel like I wasted an entire hour filling bad conversation with awkward bouts of laughter because I thought he was joking the entire time, but in reality this guy was completely serious about EVERYTHING.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Epic of my life

CLICK IF YOU CAN'T READ IT.

For those of you who are uneducated in the knowledge of sophisticated comedic television, I'm sorry. For those of you who know who Daniel Tosh is, I have one thing to say: DREAMS DO COME TRUE!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

No sweat


After leaving school early yesterday with a fever I did a lot of nothing.
Sure yeah, I probably should have studied or something for exams this week, but I didn't feel like I needed to. Today I took my AP English terms test and made a 94, so I feel like I'm doing ok. My philosophy about learning is that for me, stuff usually sticks the first time around and I'm quite good at recalling figures and facts. Ironically, if I study too hard I end up second guessing myself, causing my grade to drop an average of about 5 points.


My AP Physics exam was fairly easy, as was my Acadec one. Sadly, I won't find out those scores till next week. I feel a little anxious about my semester grades because they could either make me or break me. As of the last update I'm one spot away from being in the top 10% (I'm #33 in my grade) so hopefully I did well enough to ensure that I have a spot in the top 10%.


Anyways, here's hoping that the rest of my exams are as easy as today's. (Now I'm off to start my Physics lab report!)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Thanks, I got what I wanted.


Snow! Sadly, they postponed school till 10am, meaning that I still have to turn in my Physics homework.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Please send more of this

a view of my backyard being sprinkled.

I'm a bit excited about this nasty weather. Monday is when my Physics HW is due and I still have 5 problems left. Tuesday-Thursday I have end of semester exams, but if school is canceled I can....
Have more time to do my homework
Have more time to work on my Physics lab
Be lazy for a few more hours
STUDY

So yeah, here's hoping that East Texas has the worst weather ever! sidenote: my friend Andria's birthday is Tuesday and the weather is hindering me from getting her a cool present so I'm kind of screwed on that end...

Friday, January 7, 2011

Vlog?

video

I realize that I said 'anyways' wayyyyyyy to much.... but oh well. Practice makes perfect? And I did my vlog in two shots... and my editing is still pretty choppy.

And no lie, I really need to get rid of some of my Harry Potter trading cards. I have a box full of them.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Working on something!

So I've finally shot my first video blog! I'm super excited and I'm in the process of editing it right now, so hopefully it'll be up by next post.

Anyways, yesterday was the People's Choice Awards and I watched it instead of studying for my AP History test... yeah. Probably not the smartest thing to do, but hey Conan was pretty darn funny. As was Queen Latifa. Plus, studying for my history test seemed... pointless. My teacher has the knack of throwing in random obscure questions that no one knows.

Lovely right?

My physics homework is due Monday, and my physics lab report is due Wednesday... Needless to say I'm going to be doing a whole lot of physics over the weekend.

On the bright side, I'm wearing this totally awesome bra that I bought yesterday. It's strapless, and if you're anything bigger than a C cup you must know how near impossible it is to find a strapless bra that doesn't make you look weird and lumpy. TMI, I know, but you have no idea how much this excites me. It did not however excite my wallet, which took a pretty big hit. Oh well, it was worth it! Finally, I can wear halter tops and strapless dresses without looking funny!

Anyways, I don't know how to follow up that semi awkward note so I'll just wind down with a picture of my dog in mid-jump.

Monday, January 3, 2011

This and That Guy

So I'm not going to lie, the first day of school wasn't as bad as I was making it out to be. Sure, I could have used another day off, but I feel like it's not going to be that hard to get back into the routine of things.

Of course, I say that now, but I'm sure once my Physics lab rolls around I'll be eating those words. My love/hate relationship with Physics still exists, and I can't help but think that if I was better at math I'd probably like it a lot more.

Recently my obsession for video taking has hit an all high level. So far I have filmed at least 3 minutes every day of just random stuff, but mainly people being weird. I enjoy filming people when they least expect it.

I've posted about This Guy and That Guy before... here's a video I took of them today!
video

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Project Live 2011

So I've always wanted to do something like this, and I guess now is as good as a time as any to participate in Indie and Chic's Project Live.

It seems pretty cool, and I already have an idea of what I want to do for this month's prompt which is making a funny video. As per usual, click the picture to check it out!
Anyways, I have no idea if I'll actually stick with it, but I'm hoping for the best!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Never Helvetica

For some reason I've been obsessing over fonts as of late. No lie, if I had the money I would buy every fancy font out there. FONTS ARE WHERE IT'S AT.... graphically speaking (or yelling).

Sarah Von at YesandYes.org posted a link a while back to a quiz created by Pentagram that can categorize you as a font. I meant to make a post about it a long time ago, but I ended up forgetting about it until now.

Anyways, it's super fun, interactive, and highly entertaining if you're someone who notices tiny little details like me. (click the picture to take the quiz)
My result was New Alphabet, which suits me, but I can't help being a little envious of the poeple who got the ever elegant Archer Hairline. If you take the quiz, tell me what you get!