Not a Real Post.

July 22, 2010

This is just a quick update. My life went all interesting again and that’s why I haven’t really updated. I still don’t have a real job, or really anything that makes me money, but I have a boyfriend now. I’m currently at his apartment while he’s at work (alone! for the first time ever!). His apartment complex has a pool, so I’m totally planning on taking advantage of that a bit later since this is today’s weather forecast:

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Heat index readings 108 to 112 in the afternoon.

Yeah, screw that shit. I hate Missouri in the summertime. Currently, the humidity is 60% and we’re in an excessive heat warning until 8pm tomorrow. Also, he has a lot of games on his PC including Left 4 Dead and Portal. I’m horribly torn between “stay inside and play video games” and “spend some time at the pool and get a little bit of sun”. I’ll probably do both.


Coffee and tea.

April 15, 2010

I adore both coffee and tea. I’m pickier about my tea, but I’ll drink any coffee given to me. Especially if it’s black coffee. No sweeteners, no cream, nothing. I’ll drink the greasiest gas station coffee that’s been on the burner for who knows how long.

Tea, though.. There’s only two main teas that I love. I drink both of them the same: super-hot with 2 bags of Splenda.  The double spice chai black tea is amazingly good, and I drink about 5 cups of it daily, depending on how much coffee I’ve had.  It has a very strong flavor and isn’t for most people.  You can definitely taste the clove flavor in it. I think it’s slightly amusing that I love it so much when I’ve never liked chai lattes. Different people have different tastes. You may not like the double spice chai, but Stash also has normal chai.

The fusion red, white, & blueberry tea was an impulse buy one day.  I don’t regret it in the least.  It’s very yummy and pretty sweet even without the Splenda.

I find both of these at my local grocery store, but if your store doesn’t carry them, you can order online at stashtea.com.


Cemetery in Missouri City, MO

April 14, 2010

I adore this cemetery. It’s located in Missouri City, MO, at the top of a hill. I took some pictures. Please note, I am not a professional photographer and I know jack shit about photography. It was just pretty and I want to share.

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Some thoughts about dreams.

March 22, 2010

They say that all dreams have a deeper meaning. I doubt that all of them do. For anyone I’ve talked to when I’ve first woken up, I’m known for my weird, vivid dreams. Sometimes, I can only remember very few details—sometimes even as little as a sentence. For example, a dream I had night before last ended with, “And the older people were beginning to become more and more worried about shapes. Young bureaucrats, they felt, should live in rectangular houses. And young scholars should live in the brightly-colored round tents. Because that’s how it always had been.” I woke up moments after that, not remembering the rest of the dream.

Some of my dreams can be blamed on the television. I leave my TV on, on a low volume, all night. For me, it works perfectly as part night-light and part white noise. I know that before I’ve had very Scooby Doo-esque dreams, then woken up to see Scooby Doo on TV. Most of the time, my dreams can’t have much, if anything, to do with the TV. I usually fall asleep with either the Disney Channel or Cartoon Network on. This is on purpose, I’ve learned what happens to my dreams if I fall asleep with HBO on and a horror movie comes on.

I am sure that most of my dreams would cause a dream interpreter (does that exist as a profession?) to have an aneurysm. I wish I could get the motivation when I first wake up to sit at the computer and type my dreams up. A notebook and pencil next to the bed wouldn’t work, because I type much faster than I write, and I spend more time trying to figure out how to word things when I write than I do when I type. Oh well.


5 reasons I hate Twilight and Stephenie Meyer

January 27, 2010

1. The vampires suck! In the bad way!
Ok, I’m a vampire fan. I watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer when it began, I read a lot of Anne Rice, I’ve read Dracula multiple times. I was 11 when BtVS started and I started on Anne Rice not long after that. Now I’m more into True Blood/The Southern Vampire Mysteries. The vampires in Twilight are not real vampires. Ok, I can kinda get the whole animal blood thing, whatever, you have guilt. But sparkling in the sunlight? Seriously?

2. I hate Edward Cullen.
He’s creepy. He’s 108 years old, goes to high school, and stalks a 17 year old girl. I don’t care that he was 17 when he was turned, it’s not like he time traveled or anything. He’s 108.

3. I hate Bella Swan.
First of all, that’s one of the most Mary Sue-esque names I’ve ever heard. Which makes sense, because that is what she is. She has no real personality besides being in love with Edward. And she thinks all his creepy stalkerness is romantic. There is something wrong with this girl. I admit, I wasn’t very knowledgeable about romance at 17, but a fucking vampire breaking into my house to watch me sleep would still have freaked the fuck out of me.

4. It’s not well-written.
That’s mainly my book-snob coming out. I’m a big fan of “take it for what it is and don’t expect any more” and that’s why I can watch comic book movies without getting annoyed. But, really, this is not a well-written book. I’ve read plenty of teen books and some were really good. They can be good! It can happen! I don’t feel like quoting it here, but check out this link for an excerpt. It’s just so.. bland. Stephenie Meyer uses ‘big’ words to try to make it sound poetic (or something, I don’t know why anyone needs to use “chagrin” so many times in a book series). It’s almost like the sentences are much too short and concise to use such flowery language. Almost like she writes a sentence, then goes to thesaurus.com to replace most of the words.

5. The fucking vampires go to high school.
These people have obviously had to make up fake identities in order to go to high school. Why not just take college classes? You’re a goddamn vampire! You’re going to live forever unless there’s a really unfortunate event. Why the fuck would you want to go to high school?

So that’s it. I extremely dislike Twilight. Maybe if it had come out when I was 11, I would’ve liked it. For a couple of years, anyway. As I mentioned before, I used to read Anne Rice, but then I got over it.
Yeah, not the most in-depth thing I will write, I just felt like bitching about this goddamn series since it seems I can’t get away from it.


Well.. shit.

January 27, 2010

I planned to update this on at least a semi-regular basis and look, there has been a post since December. I just can’t think of what to post, really. Lately all that’s been on my mind is sex lately. For good reason, too! Haha. So I figure I’ll just give a rundown of the things that have been keeping me away from here.

And that’s really about all I’ve been up to. I started to draw a stupid little comic to put up here for the lulz, but I didn’t even finish that. Hell, that’ll probably be my next update, if it gets finished.


My top 10 favorite books.

December 22, 2009

A good way to start out, I think, would be a post about my favorite books. These aren’t in any sort of order because I’d spend longer trying to put them in order than I would typing all of this up. All of the stuff in italics is what’s on the back covers of each book.

1. Christopher Moore “Practical Demonkeeping”

In Christopher Moore’s ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature. The good-looking one is one-hundred-year-old ex-seminarian and “roads” scholar Travis O’Hearn. The green one is Catch, a demon with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets. Behind the fake Tudor façade of Pine Cove, California, Catch sees a four-star buffet. Travis, on the other hand, thinks he sees a way of ridding himself of his toothy traveling companion. The winos, neo-pagans, and deadbeat Lotharios of Pine Cove, meanwhile, have other ideas. And none of them is quite prepared when all hell breaks loose.

This is the first Christopher Moore book I read and I loved it so much. I’ve since read as many of his books as I could get my hands on. Amazon link.

2. Michael Ende “The Neverending Story”

Bastian Balthazar Bux is shy, awkward, and certainly not heroic. His only escape is reading books. When Bastian happens upon an old book called The Neverending Story, he’s swept into the magical world of Fantastica—so much that he finds he has actually become a character in the story! And when he realizes that this mysteriously enchanted world is in great danger, he also discovers that he has been the one chosen to save it. Can Bastian overcome the barrier between reality and his imagination in order to save Fantastica?

This is a total classic, in my eyes. It’s a fantastic fantasy, and if you liked the movie (the first one, anyway), then definitely read the book. Amazon link.

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