Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bow 11 #4 This week, basically, sucked.

I was supposed to be doing overnights (10p to 7a), remolding the store,  but at 9 Monday morning I got a phone call saying "why aren't you here, you we're supposed to be here at 5." I was like "No, I'm overnights, and I went to bed at 6, so there is no way I'm coming in."

So since Tuesday, I've been getting up 3:30 to get to work for 5. We've been redoing pets, TWICE, and other random tasks. I won't get to into it much more because I'll get angry, but basically, it sucks worse than anything I've ever done, and I still got a week left. I am exhausted and greatly looking forward to another week of this crap.

In uncrappy-ness; there was an STF show last night!!!!! I brought two of my work friends. They seemed to like it, hopefully they'll go again in the summer. :) It's hard to explain how much I missed Stranger than Fiction, but I really did. I can't wait for June for weekly shows again.

Today is awesome because I'm still on that STF high, it's hard to explain unless you've been to a show, but I love them so much.

Books read in 2011: 1...
currently reading: The Once a Future King. (if I was working overnights, It would be done by now.)

Monday, January 17, 2011

week 3: I'm going to do a challenge.

Because I have an uninteresting life. But first, I want to thank everyone who left comments on my last blog post. See that you guys, my friends that I've never met feel the same way, it just... just, you know makes me feel better about feeling the way I feel. So thanks. :)

So Whimsy set a challenge of sorts in her blog this week, which was "who are your top 5 (or however many you want to say) fictional characters. As I read the blog I was like "I can do this," however, it was WAY harder than I thought it would be.


1. OWEN MEANY (A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY by John Irving): If you haven't read this book, seriously, give it a try, I'm not saying you'll like it, but it's really worth a read. I first met OWEN when I was 17, a junior in High School. He was a paper back novel that I figured I would look  up on spark notes before the test, but I actually read this book, every page, and that little guy changed my life forever. OWEN MEANY is speaks in a way the whole world can hear. For a girl that didn't have a voice, OWEN was is the reason I have one now. OWEN MEANY changed my life. No other character, or real life person wait, I take that back, there is one real life person who has done more for my life than OWEN, but nothing means more to me than that character in that book. I can't imagine being who I am without him.

2. Topanga Lawrence (Boy Meets World) I'm not what one would call "normal" I'm not as odd as Topanga  (Seasons 1-3 Topanga she got kind of normal toward the end there.) by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm not normal. Being 7 or 8 years old and seeing a girl like her on television allowed me to just be who I was without caring. The show may have ended 10 years ago, but characters like Topanga are relevant, important even today. I honestly wish I could point to another television character and say "That girl, she's going to show girls that it's okay to be who they are, just like Topanga did."

3. Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter) Dumbledore is flawed yes, but he is always the greatest wizard of our time. He's that first real father figure in Harry's life, the first person he really trusts. Dumbledore is witty and perfect and exactly the kind of wizard an 11 year old girl needs in her life.

4. I know I'm new to the fandom but really The Doctor (Doctor Who) I have never, ever felt like this about a fictional character. It's hard not to love The Doctor, for me, more in a Donna way than a Rose way. Who doesn't dream of getting away, traveling the world, time, space.

5. Marty McFly (Back to the Future) Shortly before Harry Potter was a huge part of my life, 11 year old me LOVED Marty McFly. I still love Marty McFly, I was Marty McFly for Halloween. He's my ultimate time traveling hero. Back to the Future was the first really "nerdy" thing I was into, no one else in my class had even see it at the time. This movie has been a weird life long obsession of mine, and Marty has EVERYTHING to do with it.

Today is awesome because I spent a decent amount of the day in a blanket fort

Books read 1
Currently reading: The Once and Future King T.H. White.

Monday, January 10, 2011

BOW 11 #2 The internet has made me a nerd*

*No it hasn't, but it greatly helped in the process of me accepting the fact that I was never going to be a "cool person." Not that I ever wanted to be a cool person, well, I did, but I knew there was a very slim chance of this happening, and now I'm rambling. I'm rambling in a blog post.


I have recently come to the realization that I would not be who I am without the internet. The internet has enhanced my nerd-ness, without this marvelous creation I, honestly have no idea who I would be. Since I'm an old person, at least, you know, compared to most of the people that read this, at 24, I didn't have internet in my house until 7th grade, LATE 7th grade, but honestly, I wasn't a big internet person until I was in college, like my junior year of college.

Now, I started reading Harry Potter when I was 11/12 ish. 1998 or 1999, I loved the books, lived by them, but I became a full fledged Harry Potter is the most important thing to have ever happened in the history of ever person until I got into the fandom on the internet, like a year and a half ago about the time I watched AVPM for the first time. It was with that play that I realized there were people like me. Actual living breathing people like me who loved Harry Potter like I loved Harry Potter, and there wasn't anything wrong with that. I believed them to me a myth, these people like me. My friends all thought I was a freak, that I took the books too seriously, no one understood. Until I saw Darren Criss sitting on that suitcase at the beginning of AVPM, I figured I would never find "my people" (you know what I mean by that, you guys basically).

But the Harry Potter Fandom was just what opened the door.

If you've been following this blog for a while, or happen to be following me on Twitter, you know that I recently "discovered" Doctor Who (I was told to watch this show when I was in high school, but never did. It was not until my internet friends pushed me that why that I did).  This show, OMG this show. I would not have ever thought to watch it, without the internet, now, I feel like I have no idea what my life was without it. That fandom is fairly intertwined with the Harry Potter fandom, at least, in my experience, with my group of friends. It's been fun to be a part of something, like it with people. People I may not know, people who can't sit in the same room as me and watch it, but still, they're watching it with me, from wherever they are.

It is through this internet, mainly Tumblr, Tumblr has A LOT to do with how much of freak I am, really (I say "freak" I mean "awesome"). I got netflix because of Tumblr, mostly to watch Doctor Who, and SKINS (SKINS! OMG why isn't American TV a faction as awesome as British Television?) and because I have the subscription I might as well watch, well, everything. So now I'm watching Merlin, and tomorrow I'm going to buy the Arthur legend book, because I get confused easily (and everything I know about the Arthur legend is from the Disney Movie "The Sword and the Stone," and Disney movies aren't exactly known for their accuracy in story telling.). It's so interesting!

I used to think myself as a relatively "normal" person with a slightly "unhealthy" obessession with a children's book, but slowly, recently I've discovered who I'm supposed to be. I kind of wish I had gotten into the internet sooner, like when my friends did. That I had been into youtube earlier, started watching the vlogbrother sooner, learned who I was sooner.

But hey, isn't that what you're early twenties are for? Finding yourself?

today is awesome because I have the awesomest friends in the world, IRL and in this box I type things into.

Books read: 1
Just finished reading: Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu
3 out of 5 Stars

Monday, January 3, 2011

Because Maggie Asked

Maggie said...

I think you can manage it. What have you considered in terms of jobs? What type of thing do you want to be doing? (Besides writing novels, of course. I already know you like doing that. XD)
I get asked this a lot, like, everyday, mostly in the form of "You have an English degree? Why aren't you teaching?" The only time it wasn't phrased that way was when I was asked by my High School English teacher, because if I ever became a teacher, he'd be the first person to die of shock, I'm legitimately that socially awkward and afraid of people. So I'm going to answer it, in blog form.
In the summer of 2009, I worked as an intern for the safety department of a big company, my basic job was to re-write the safety procedures and other such things, and I was pretty much the personal assistant of the head of the safety department. It was awesome. 
I would LOVE to do something along those lines again. Writing, being in an office, not standing at a cash register all day, having a normal 9-5 or 7-3 or whatever. I even enjoyed being the assistant. It was new, different, I actually looked forward to going to work. I would live to work for that company again, seriously, if I got that chance I would jump on it.
At this point, honestly, I'd settle for an office like job where I wasn't required to wear blue all day everyday.
I hope that made sense. Ideally, in 10 years I see myself being a sane version of Maureen Johnson. 
Oh, also I've decided to jump on the BOW 11 train, so you can expect more unquality, rambling, obnoxious blog posts for THIS GUY!
Today is awesome because my room is unbelievably organized right now.
Books read -1. currently still reading The Book Thief.