Apr 29, 2010

Plaid Poetry Thursday #4

Firstly, sorry I missed Tuesday this week. It was my grandma's birthday, who passed away quite a few years ago. My grandpa likes to take my mom, aunt, and me out to dinner on April 27th in her memory. I figured I'd just skip it this week since it's not like Tuesdays are a big deal anyway.

So... I didn't write anything new for my indie study this week... Well, that's a lie. I wrote a piece, but didn't work much on it and we ended up working with the video class on our short films today instead of looking at pieces... I guess I can post what I started working on and I'll show you some progress once it gets edited a bit. Mmkay.

(This, like basically everything else I write, is still untitled)

An old man leans back in his chair,
Eyes half-shut, mouth half-open.
“I’ve been carting around a guy from Nigeria all week.”
He has bright, white hair and thick, square glasses
That hang from his neck on a string.
“Have you ever seen a bull fight?”
The old man’s shirt pocket sags under the weight
Of his rusty old pocket protector.
“You know, there’s a kidnapper in the area.”
His hand sits idly on the table,
But his knees are always shaking.
“Please, call me Roaring K Slider Boom. Or Jack.”

The deep wrinkles around his pale blue eyes curve up,
And he grins.
The first time I saw her, I said, “Wow, man. Wow.”

So yeah, that's all I have for you. Woooo.

Apr 26, 2010

Mirthful Monday #4

Here are some jokes!

(You have to say this one out loud, not read it, in order for it to work...)
Q: What's black and white and re(a)d all over?
A: A newspaper!

More jokes posted beneath the "read more," but don't click it if you don't like gross humor (aka dead baby jokes).

Apr 24, 2010

Self Centered Saturday #4

Oh hay. So Ben Folds was amazing. Unfortunately, I didn't bring in my camera, so the only pictures I have of the show are from my phone. I'll see if I can get them on my computer at some point.

Hmm... I got to hang out with the best friend yesterday. She is insane but I like her that way. :) WOOT.

I'm discovering more and more that some of the people I know are really bitchy. Like, REALLY. Especially when they don't get their way. I dunno, I guess that's just how some people are, right? Anyway, my friends are amazing and suchly so I guess it's all good.

I'm going to be LAZY today and play Sims until tonight, when there is this thing at my school where a bunch of the senior boys put on a talent show. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna go to that. I have at least one friend who is in it, so I'd like to see his act, but also there are some really funny/talented fellas performing so it should be fun. Just gotta get the moolah to go. (I was a dummy and deposited all my cash into the bank yesterday, not thinking I should hold back $10 for the thing tonight. Whoops.)

I think that's all I really have to say about myself for today.

Apr 23, 2010

Plaid Poetry Thursday #3

Sorry it's late! I've been super busy the last two days so I haven't really had a lot of time for the internets.

Anyway, I went to a Ben Folds show on Tuesday. This was the result. (Not really my best work, but with some editing, it might turn out alright.)

Outlined in indigo

It’s a very dark room,
But the platform is bright and the piano’s outline
Is indigo.
He sits behind the Yamaha,
Indigo-outlined just the same,
And he sways and jumps and wails
and pounds on those keys
as though we are his best friends
and he wants these moments to count.
We’ve known him for so many years.
This is our Christmas morning,
When he gives out the best presents
And all we can do is watch and smile and wish for just one more.
He basks in every moment,
When all of us are standing still,
Aching for that next line, next note,
And even when some guy yells
His only response is
“What?” and then he goes on playing,
As though the word has no meaning in his world.
Why should it?

Apr 20, 2010

Two Sentence Tuesday #3

I'm going to a Ben Folds concert tonight. Hopefully, Erik is a good driver.

Apr 19, 2010

Mirthful Monday #3

Hey kids. I know this is rather old, but it makes me laugh.

You should click here for the funny thing!

It's the dramatic reading of a break up letter. It's hysterical. This girl basically wrote this letter to her ex... I want to laugh at her, because it's written SO poorly, but from what she said, it seems like her ex is pretty ridiculous as well. They were probably just 14 at the time. (I don't get why "chris" was at breakfast with her and her little brother, though...)

Here's to hoping that your Monday got a little brighter.

Apr 18, 2010

Self Centered Saturday #3

Sorry for not ACTUALLY posting this on Saturday.

I spent the weekend at my friend Lauryn's house. We partied it up. I didn't feel like updating my blog from her computer since I didn't know how long it would take, so I'm just doing it today instead of yesterday.

It was really nice to have a weekend away from home. Her parents were gone for the weekend and she doesn't like being alone in her house, so it worked out well for me to just stay there Friday night (along with our other friend, Maggie). Well, Maggie left on Saturday morning, but I stayed for a while and we ended up just hanging out all day and going out and having fun last night. :) Lots of good music and funtimes. Plus there were some cuties who made googly eyes at us, which was fun. Woot.

I had dreams about college last night. It was really strange. It didn't look like the college I'm going to, but I know it was. The dorms were like cabins, with 4 or 6 bunk beds. It was strange. Nothing really interesting happened.

The Boyfriend spent the weekend at his dad's house, which also worked out well for the hanging with Lauryn time. Not that I didn't want to see him, but it was nice not to have to worry about double-planning or whatever. It was just us gals (plus two of our male friends for a little while on Friday).

Uhh... I guess that's pretty much it!

Apr 15, 2010

Plaid Poetry Thursday #2

Here you have it, another unedited piece by moi! :D
(Again, I have ideas for edits already, just have not yet put them into place.)

Click the "read more" to see the story...

Apr 13, 2010

Two Sentence Tuesday #2

I'm putting in my college deposit on Friday! In other news, I still need to finish my piece for Writing Group this week.

Apr 12, 2010

Mirthful Monday #2

This time, I will tell you a joke! Yay!

 Q: How many hipsters does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

(Answer under the "Read more")

Apr 10, 2010

Self Centered Saturday #2

This post is all about me! Yay!

I just got home from my sister's bridal shower. My mom and I managed to buy the ONLY two duplicate gifts off the registry (well, I guess us and the other people who bought them). Oh well, at least they have receipts.

In other news, I HATE BANKS. I overdrafted last week. I got a letter in the mail last Thursday saying I was at negative $40 (shut up!) and I got paid the same day, deposited my $50 BEFORE 2pm on Friday, and thought nothing of it. The way the bank explained things to me, they said if I deposited any check before 2 on a weekday, it would go through that day, but if it was after it would go through on the next business day. Well today, I got home and found a letter from the bank marked April 8th. It told me my account was at negative $30. Apparently, my check did not go through until Monday and they didn't even put a halt on the overdraft fees over the weekend. I'm pissed, to say the least. Luckily, I had some cash on me and my mom (who can be extremely awesome at times) gave me some more, so I'm going in tomorrow morning and depositing it all. WHY THE HELL DO BANKS CLOSE SO EARLY ON SATURDAYS?!?! UGH UGH UGH. I already called and left a message with customer services, but they'll probably just tell me that I didn't deposit early enough or something stupid like that. It's too bad I'm a minor or I'd switch banks (since I did some research during my econ class and found out that mine is the most expensive). Yuck.

On a lighter note, I'm going to see Ben Folds in concert on the 20th with my friend Erik! I think it will be fun. He and I don't get to hang out very much, so it'll be nice to spend some time with him.

I guess that's all I really have to say right now.

Apr 8, 2010

Plaid Poetry Thursday

Plaid Poetry Thursdays are the days when I post whatever I've written for my writing group in school throughout the week. It's Plaid Poetry because my friend Nicole and I always wear plaid on Thursdays and we sometimes write poetry. This week, I had to write a short film. This is a very rough draft, and there are already some revisions in mind, however I figured I'd post the original here and maybe save the revised version for a later post. :) Enjoy!

Oh and I'm sorry if the formatting is kind of weird. I copied & pasted off of MS Word and Blogger didn't seem to like it much.


UNTITLED (Wanna give me a suggestion?)

Apr 6, 2010

Two-Sentence Tuesday #1

I think I need to add one more "Theme-Type" day to my week. I've decided to make it TWO-SENTENCE TUESDAYS! Why? Because... I don't know... I probably won't have a lot of time on Tuesdays? It tends to be a day when I like to see The Boyfriend (and then we watch Parenthood!). So... yeah. Here goes.

I slept with my window open last night. It was raining, and when I woke up, I was cold.

Apr 5, 2010

Mirthful Monday #1

Hey kids. Today is the first installment of MIRTHFUL MONDAYS! :D How exciting! Now, in case you didn't read the introductory post to the new way I'm going to start doing things (even though it's literally the most recent post, probably directly beneath this one), this is how Mirthful Mondays will work: I will be posting something I find funny and then say a few things about it. The reason behind this is because Mondays are TERRIBLE and I'd like to make them a little less terrible for anyone who reads this.

Link: Wheezy Waiter

Wheezy Waiter is this guy named Craig who does a vlog (video blog for those of you who aren't hip to today's internet lingo). He is from Chicago (woot!) and he is quite hilarious. He's been doing them for almost 3 years and recently, I've been going through, trying to watch every episode from start to current. (I've had a lot of time on my hands this week.) The Wheezy Waiter seems to be a little crazy (but in a good way). I know he posts these videos on youtube (which is what the above link goes to), but I believe he also has a blog somewhere. If you're really that interested, you'll be able to find it easily, I'm sure.

Here's to hoping your Monday sucks a little less!

p.s. OHMAHGAH I actually made a vlog attempt. It's in the last post, since it makes more sense there... uh.. yeah.

Apr 3, 2010

Feeling Inspired

(Sorry, this post is going to be a long, informative one... Get ready...)

I think I'm going to start re-working this blog. I've got some ideas and I think they're going to work out well. I mean, I write a LOT, especially for school, and yet I struggle to update this blog for whatever reason so I figure if I give myself "rules," so to speak, maybe it'll be easier.

On Mondays, I will post something funny because MONDAYS SUCK. Perhaps something like a "Joke of the Week?" Or a terrible website (i.e. ManBabies.com or TackyWeddings.com). Or a funny YouTube video or something else. Something to make you fine folks chuckle.

On Thursdays, I will post whatever it is that I've written this week for the indie study I'm in. If it's long, I might see if I can figure out how to hide the text behind a link that will take you to the post itself... I know that LiveJournal has a feature like that, but I'm not so sure about Blogger. We shall see. In addition, I will not be adding new things to my "art" blog anymore, since they'll probably be up here.

Since this is MY blog, I think I'll do whatever I feel like on Saturdays. It'll most likely be something about my life (which will hopefully get more interesting in the next few months as high school wraps up, I go to Anime Central, and my sister gets married).

I may/may not start video blogging every once in a while. Can't decide whether or not it seems worthless at this point.

Here's my first attempt at vlogging... It's nothing great, but it's a start... (Please go easy on me! Haha)

I think I might also look to get some more readership, since I don't want to be doing all this for no one or very few people (thank you if you do actually read this!).

I guess this concludes... Saturday post #1? Hmm... No, I think maybe I need like "names" or whatever so that I can tag the posts so that they'll all be together when they start to pile up.

FunDay Monday? Nah, that sounds lame... How about Mirthful Monday? That is a fun word.
Plaid Poetry Thursday (I'll explain later if I haven't already)
Self-Centered Saturday!

So this concludes Self-Centered Saturday #1.