i'm feeling quite today!
For some reason our power went off this morning, but it lasted all of three seconds. Odd, considering it's a perfectly nice day outside. Compy-chan here woke me up when it rebooted itself for the first time in 6 months- I never turn it off ^^; And since my family can't fix clocks, I get the lovely job of going around the house and setting all the clocks. Honestly, is it that hard to set a clock? I guess so.
I never thought this would bother me, but my house is very lonely. I've always been used to having people around me and in the house- mostly my brother and sister- since I'm the youngest. I eventually got used to my sister being gone when she left for college, and it was just my brother and I most of the time (my parents work a lot). But now my brother has a full-time job, and it's basically me and the house. I actually like being alone, but not all the time. I try to go out and exercise, or call a friend to do something, but I'm still alone most of the time. Is this what it's going to be like next year when he's at college too? I honestly don't want to be in the spotlight, which being the youngest has given me the advantage not to be. I just don't like getting lots of attention; I like observing people more. In a lot of ways I guess I'll be "living by myself" next year as an only child. This will be...interesting.
Oh, wow- fireflies! *girlish giggle* I went out running around dusk and when I got back home, they were lighting up my backyard! :D I tried catching one, but it was already so buggy out and I was all hot and gross. :P Besides, catching fireflies is more fun with at least two people. Eventhough I don't like summer that much, I love fireflies! ^_^
Mmmm...strawberries! :9 I'm so glad I listened to my Mom last year and helped her plant a strawberry patch- now we have a huge patch! I didn't think they would grow well in our pesky soil, but I guess that shows how much I know about gardening. But for now, some strawberry shortcake!
Well, what an entertaining evening I had. ‹/sarcasm› I was lucky enough to go to the movies, but unlucky in that I had to go see the atrocity named "The Fast and the Furious". "Gone in 60 Seconds" anyone? Yeah, it was like that and all those other nameless and utterly stupid fast-paced car movies from Hollywood. No, instead of getting to see something inovative like "Moulin Rouge" or even something somewhat interesting like "Tomb Raider" my friends came up with the bright idea that "hot guys" in the movie would make it worth seeing. I laughed. Eventhough fan service is not what I come to the movies for, even these "hot guys" were pretty ugly. Sweaty, dirty, and swearing "qualities" are not what I look for in any guy, thank you. Ok, so the cars go fast. Is that supposed to impress me or something? In some places in this movie I just cringed. For example, the whole big-overprotective-brother love thing. "You break her heart, I'll break your neck." Gee, that only pops up in what- every other movie made to date? I know that the focus of this movie wasn't the love story (or what there was of one) but anything original would be appreciated. I suppose if predictable plots, overdone action scenes, and boring characters are what you look for in a movie, go for it. Although I couldn't stop asking myself "is it over yet?" at least 10 times throughout the movie. And the only good song I heard was a techno song at a scene where there was a rave, and that was about it. I really need to see a good movie. X_x
Wai wai! My Two-Mix shrine is open! ^_^ I'm so glad I got it done. Now children, go and bask in the glory! :D
I think I should start a collection. I've never really collected much of anything, and the idea has always interested me a lot. There's just so much to choose from in the collection field. I love beach stuff, like sand dollars and starfish, but I'd be afraid of breaking them if I kept them out, and I wouldn't want to keep them in some box in my closet. Anime-wise there's so much to choose from- plushies, keychains, posters, figurines...I wouldn't know where to start. However, I do like collecting art. More like manga art! :DD It's just so pretty to me, and it's so different. I love finding really high-quality art online and such, a lot of which is from video games. Suprisingly, video games have some of the best and highest quality art. I'm extremely picky about what I collect though, so my collection grows very slowly. And many of the images I love can be seen in layouts. ;D
I want to see Moulin Rouge so bad, but I have no money. *makes kitty eyes* Won't someone take me?
I went to our drama club party today- it was the BEST party! I had so much fun. *^^* The party was at one of the seniors' houses, and it was absolutley beautiful. His house is right near a big pond, and his house itself is very old-fashoned and pretty. There was this gazebo outside that had a roof and wall made out of a criss-crossing pattern of wood, and there were flowers and vines growing all over it. It was so beautiful. The house is massive, and they had a pool and a canoe, a net for volibol and badmitton, a "game room" (with a pool table and ping pong table) and swings outside on these huge oak trees and everything. Gosh it was pretty. ^^ There were about 30 of us there, and we spent most of our time in the pool. Of course, we had to run out every hour or so because it was raining, and the lightning kept coming and going. :P But then we'd all run back in and start romping in the water again. ^_^ And while a bunch of us girls were talking while it was thundering, the guys filled a huge tub with water, and- suprise, suprise- snuck up on us and made us all wet. Did we care? No. We were already soaked. ^_^ But we got the guys back right before we left. Oh victory, how sweet it is. >;D
I'm so glad school's over. This year was the hardest year I've ever had, and I'm completely exausted. It's not that I tire easily, but I get really stressed out when I'm assigned lots of work, which in turn makes me frustrated at my inabilty to concentrate. It's like being on "that time of the month" every single day of my life. XP I always try to pace myself, but I usually end up snapping at my family and friends because I feel stressed out from the amount of work I have. I always feel bad about it later, but I simply can't be civil or concentrate on anything until I finish what needs to be done. Last year didn't seem to be as much of a problem, but my schedule wasn't quite so demanding either. I find it hard to believe I'll be a junior in high school next year. Then again, I found it hard to believe I was a sophmore this year too. Sophmore- I love that word. It's an idiom that means "wise fool" in Latin. I love idioms.
Happy birthday Treize! ^_^ Beware, you may just recieve one of those very cheesy online birthday cards from me! ;D
I really need some chapstick right now. So why can't I ever find what I need? I have this really bad habit of losing things that are important to me. I'm somewhat obsessive-compulsive about my chaptick/lipgloss (since I practically live off it), so I buy tons of it and put some everywhere. Then they somehow disappear. I usually just keep some in my backpack or my pocket (I hardly ever use a purse) but then it falls out when I'm not looking or someone borrows some and doesn't put it back. :P So now you know- for my birthday, chapstick- hoards, and massive hoards of chapstick! XD
*nervous glance* Look guys, I'm #1 (ichiban! XDDD ) on the Otaku Blogs webring. Does that have any significance? *nervous laugh* Maybe it's just the first one on the list because I'm viewing it from my blog, but it's still spooky. I know for a fact that many people don't read this, and the thought that they would is just silly. But it's still a nice feeling. ^_^ *the #1-spot webring fanatics beat Ameka to a bloody pulp for stealing their coveneted spot* Iiyaa.... X_x
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I just heard about the school stabbing in Osaka. That's so sad, especially after all the shootings here in the U.S. I thought violence in schools was mainly just a problem here (because news of it in other countries is pretty rare) but apparently it's spreading. That, or our news stations just choose not to tell us about what happens in other countries. It bothers me that America is known as a "self centered country" because we know little to nothing about the happenings of other countries, but a large part of that is because we're never given information through mainstream media sources. Still, you always wish things like this would never happen.
I'm in a vicious cycle. And the worst kind of cycle- my sleep one. ;_; This week, I've been so exausted from all the work/projects/tests/papers from school that when I get a chance, I just come home from school and crash for about 3 hours. I'll then get up to start on the pile of work I have to do (that magically seems to get bigger each night >_<) which takes me about 5 or 6 hours, not including having dinner, actually having time to take a shower, blah blah blah. By the time everything's done, it's about 3:00 a.m. and I go to bed. Then I wake about three hours later to go to school and start the day over again. Currently, I have 4 tests (Bio, Math, English, Latin) a history paper, and my English portfolio (about 10 of our papers that we've edited over the year) due on Friday. I'm starting to lose track of the days. As in, I can't tell one from the next. @_@ I hate complaining, but one more day of this and I'm going to pass out from exaustion.
Has anyone heard Ayumi Hamasaki's new single "Signal"? It sounds very...hippie. In a bad way. Not very Ayumi Hamasaki-ish at all. :P Most of her songs just completely blow me away with their quality and astonishingly-cool morphs of techno and pop, but this song is just so drap. Really- what are those, bongo drums in the background? XP What I really want to hear is Two-Mix's new single "Gravity Zero". Maybe some fortunate soul with Napster has the song now, waiting for me to download it...which is too bad, since nowdays you can't find anything on Napster. >_< One day I'll create a haven for music-obsessed people like myself, where they can get any song they want without all this lawsuit and copyright infringement crap. Of course it would have to be one of those sketchy, underground illegal-operation deals, where some lucky traveler gets nicknamed "le mole" and brings all the top-secret info from the upper-world, power hungry bitches who hoard all the money to themselves.
Allright, after that short and scary story twist of South Park and Final Fantasy VII, I promise I'm ok. I think.
I have no idea what to get my brother for graduation. Any ideas? He's so hard to shop for- along with all the other members of my family. :P All my parents can think of are stupid things, like "school supplies" and "things he'll need for college". Umm...sorry. I don't really feel like getting him a pencil sharpener as a present. I know they mean well and all, but I don't quite get my parents some times. I want to get him something really special. I think I have a good idea, but it would take me a while to "make". I want to get a big bulletin board he can put in his dorm that has a reference to every inside joke we've ever had. If I can even remember them all. @__@ We have so many, it's hard to keep track. Most of them are from the Simpsons, practically the entire script of "Robin Hood: Men in Tights", Nintendo quotes and jokes (from good ol' games like the original Zelda, Contra, Super Mario Brothers, Excite Bike, Kirby's Dreamland, etc.) various other movies, songs, and lots of other media sources I can't remember. For example, when we were little Nathan and I had a little cassette tape that had Cristmas songs on it, including the song "Silver Bells". Somehow we got our hands on a tape player that could record over the cassette songs, so my brother and I had a little "song mixing fun". We changed the lyrics so that everytime the people on the tape were supposed to sing "silver bells", it had us saying "silverware" instead. And then at the end, the people were going to sing "...it's almost time..." and then they were going to sing "for Christmas day", but we put in "FOR AN ALIEN INVASION!!!!" instead. To this day, I don't know why we put that in though. *shugs* You get the idea. My brother and I were like best friends when we were younger, so we had the best time thinking stuff like that up.
I didn't think the SAT's were that hard, and I finished with an extra twenty minutes. I suppose after taking the AP Europeon history exam, anything seems easy after that. X_x But it's done, so I'm glad. Hopefully school will be done soon, because then I'll be really happy.