Don't even try to imagine the squee that erupted when I flipped it open to discover it's an AUTOGRAPHED COPY.
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Applied for a roleplay...I've never played through LJ (or, GJ, as the case is). Oh well, hopefully 'twill be fun.
My last Forensics meet yesterday. It went moderately well. I didn't do so hot, but I had heavy competition, so that was okay. I ate Starbursts. Love those things. I swear: I WILL learn how to unwrap them with my tongue. I can tie a cherry stem, so it can't be that much harder, can it?
Finished Time Traveler's Wife--it was very good. I've started reading The Sandman...I've gotten through the first two collections, and we have the next three at the school library, so I'll pick those up on Monday. I really enjoy them...the "Cereal Convention" is pure genius and awesomeness <33
Senior Ball next week...I think it'll be fun. Also this week...it's SOMEBODY's birthday ^_^ (I got your present yesterday, I hope you'll like it.). My throat kind of hurts, but the day is balmy and lovely.
Mom commanded me to I think I'll go outside for a little bit. Get some fresh air.
Should be working on scholarships but I'm not. So there. I need water.
Lost's on in fifteen minutes SQUEE!
I haven't posted in a very long time, because of several time-consuming activities. One of them is drama (which is, at the moment, filled with drama and asshats. Expect a rant on that in the near future), and when I get home from drama, I have my shows (I never miss my shows. If I'm not home, I tape them.), and, the past two nights...STAGE COMBAT! We finally did something COOL with Drama Club...a guy from a local professional company came and did a brief workshop in stage combat. We learned front and back falls, slaps, hair-pulling, punches, elbow jabs...it was totally sweet. We're trying to see if we could do another, longer course, and that would make me crazy with glee. My one regret is that we didn't get to play with swords, but apparently you have to train for weeks before they let you actually use a sword. T.T
Tonight was the Academic Awards banquet, which is boring and sucks. If the school *really* valued my academic achievement, they would give me candy and then let me leave. And since I'm in NHS, I had to set up AND serve fruit. Dude. Aren't I supposed to be smart? Don't we have stupid people to do the menial labor? .......Mostly kidding.
Oh well, oh well, oh well. I want to write, and don't have time. I finished American Gods (AWESOME) and started The Time-Traveler's Wife on a lovely person's recommendation. It's good so far. Senior Ball is coming up, and if I want to ask someone, I have to mobilize. I have an idea on who I can ask, but I'm not sure if I will. We shall see what we shall see.
Rrgh. The drama thing is really pissing me off, so it will get it's own entry later. Happy Lostnesday to all!
That's the greenest icon I have (in more ways than one ^__^)
Went to Forensics...I probably would have powered, if not for the bitchass judge in my 3rd round who ranked me 5. 5? WTF, I got ranked 1 and 2 in my first rounds, and then (in a round with all but one or two people I had already had) you rank me last? Hellz no. *grumblegrumbleskankrassafrassingrumble*
But ja. Today was busy day for all, so when Mummy and Juju get home, we'll probably all just chill with soda (for me and Ju) and something alcoholic (for Mum and Da) and groove. Also, we're getting carry-out of some kind, yay! Don't want pizza...KFC sounds really good, though. Mebbe Chinese? Or Culver's...Culver's is always good.
That reminds me...I finished Fragile Things on Wednesday (very good), so I moved right on to another Neil Gaiman, American Gods. I'd tried to read it before, but I was young and not attuned to weirdness yet, so I didn't get it and quit. I'm about 3/4 of the way through with it right now, and I'm really enjoying it. I'm a big Gaiman fan (No, I haven't read Sandman yet, the first issue is always out when I look), and I read Anansi Boys, so it's about time I read it. Of course, something that thrilled me immensely is that they go to House on the Rock. House on the Rock is like, two hours away from me. I've been there, man! I saw the freaky dolls and demented furniture and all that cool stuff (the Infinity Room was under construction when I was there, though, so I missed that). It just tickles me to no end that a book featured a place in my state, where I've actually gone. And Shadow goes to Culver's! And, in a freak twist, Weeki Wachi (totally spelled wrong) got mentioned. For those who don't know: Weeki Wachi is a little springs thing in Florida, where they put on a show with divers being mermaids. I saw it when I was just a wee lass, one time when I was visiting my grandparents. And to see it in a book? SQUEE! <3 I lurves you, Neil! I like to read his blog, it tends to be very funny as well.
I now officially know my home is a proper American household, controlled by the commands of the idiot box. My dad is at the Sports Show with a friend right now, and what does he say before he leaves?
"I'll be home at Lost time." Hee. ^_^
Didn't post yesterday, because I bought Casino Royale, and I needed me some James Bond. No time for LJ when there are sexy secret agents to be ogled! Huzzah!
Night of Drama is coming up crazy fast, and I'm kind of really really worried about it. I mean, it's all just kind of a vague "oh, and then we should do this...and then maybe this" and it hasn't seemed to set in with anyone else that this thing is ONE WEEK AWAY and we haven't actually rehearsed anything. Ever. At all. >.<
I found a ficbuddy who I'm ranting to about my epic which
will never actually get written I'm hoping to start soon. I've also decided to skip the chapter that's giving me trouble, go on to the next one I had planned, and shove this one in later if I really need it (which I probably don't.) Also, I had an awesome brainstorm for a short piece I'm doing for a scholarship...it's an idea I'd had before but discarded because I didn't think I'd be able to get a full story out of it. So I was sitting in Focus zoning focusing, when lightning bolt! If it's not enough for me to do a full length piece on...why not make it into a short piece? Huzzah!!
Really glad Bones is coming back (Angel! I missed you!) and I'm always excited for Lost. On the book-front: I finished Devil in the White City today. I really enjoyed it...everyone told me that the architecture bits get really boring but...I kept waiting for a really long, boring architecture part and I finished the book, so either it was so boring I've blocked it from my mind, or...I just didn't find it dull. But I'm a huge history nerd, and the whole thing kind of thrilled me, since it was in Chicago, my hometown (represent, y'all!). I started reading Fragile Things, which is a collection of short stories by Neil Gaiman, who I love to absolute death. I'm about halfway through it, and I've enjoyed most of the stories immensely, and all of the stories a lot.
Subs for dinner w00t!
My eyeballs hurt. This has been a (slightly disturbing) trend lately...I don't know if I'm on the computer too much, or reading too much, or watching too much tv, or if my eyeballs are just shriveling and dying in my poor young skull, but whatever. Nothing to be done.
Going to a party tonight (w00t), which should be fun. Where there is pizza, there is fun, so says I. But I hope it's a good time and that the snow doesn't ruin all chance of on-going w00tage. I also have a 6:30 am departure for my Forensics meet tomorrow. Hell. So, no late-nighting for me, but I'll still break it down yo.
Loving "Narcissus in Chains." I *know* Anita is a terrible Mary Sue, and she really annoys me a lot of the time, but I love the world, and I love the boys. I don't know how all the other characters can be so fun, while Anita is such a whiny bitchass...especially the minor characters. I *love* the minor characters. And Merry (from her other series) really isn't that bad. She's got the Sueish tendencies, sure, but not the inability to enjoy *anything* without a novel's worth of moping and bitching at all the cool people. Also, lest I be accused of witholding info, teh pr0nage is not a downside.
That's pretty much it. I'm trying to get back into the writing game, and I've been in the mood to write a few one-shots, maybe some snap-shots/mood pieces. Anyone who has suggestions or challenges would be snuggled.
I was really happy with Lost last night...as much as I adore the crazy twisty mysteries (and that's not sarcasm, I really do love it), it was nice to be able to just have some *fun* for a change. Also, in light of the several close-ups (moody and otherwise): I always knew, though it seems I'd forgotten...damn, Sawyer is sexy. Yum.
Slight let-down from HappyBookDay! as I've started reading three, and have zero interest to continue two of them. Devil in the White City seems like it'll be good though (it's been recommended to me over and over and over and over: "You like history! You LOVE serial killers! READ IT") and my other hold is in, and we'll (hopefully) pick it up today. I'm trying to read all the Anita Blake books in order (shut up, it's not called a *guilty* pleasure for nothing) and though I'm still waiting on one (I think it's been lost) I'm moving on with the others (I like the pretty boys! Shut up!).
There was a little precious gaiety in AP History today. APUSH is a class of much giggliness, mainly because I'm in it with my beloved Asian Jello Jiggler. Jello and I just kind of set each other off. The class has brought us everything from "Fear The Flying Squadron of Jesus!" to the "Elusize APUSH Essay Carrot." In a class that's that fact-intensive, everyone gets a little bit cracked. But today we were watching propaganda from the WWII era...really really boring, by the way. But we were watching a Nazi reel that consisted of music playing while Hitler rode around in his little car and German people waved at him, when the following exchange takes place (keep in mind that Jello is an extremely perky little Asian girl):
Jello: Wasn't there some Nazi thing for kids?
Me: The Hitler Youth?
Other Person: Apparently it was cool to be in it.
Me: It was like Boy Scouts.
Jello: For killing people!
I couldn't help it....I pictured a flyer showing happy little Aryan boys in a canoe with the heading "Like Boy Scouts for Killing People!" and snerked mightily, which wouldn't have been bad, except Master P (keeper of all-knowledge) wasn't here today, so the sub gave me a really dirty look. Oh well.
LOVE my new moodtheme.