Sunday, May 31, 2009

Coming out of the "nerd closet"*

ZOMG I IS LVL 80!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111

So, you know, "woot" &etc.

*I'm not sure how much I'm "coming out" as a nerd, seeing as at least 4 out of my 6 readers already knew I played World of Warcraft.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Things I Lie Awake Thinking About

I've devised a test so that one can know what generation they belong to. It's a fairly unhelpful test, as one can generally tell which generation he or she belongs to by, say, checking his or her birth certificate. It also only distinguishes between two generations: mine and my parents'.
And here it is!

Finish the lyric:
"I wonder, wonder who, who-oo-ooh, who..."

If you answered "who wrote the book of love?" you are in my parents' generation.
If you answered "what's in a wonder ball?" you are in mine.

This test really works better vocally.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Things I've downloaded on a whim that work out very well.

The StumbleUpon Toolbar.

Much boredom that would have been spent playing mindless games on the Internets are now spent perusing pseudo-intelligent and interesting websites. Right now I'm taken with a website of nature photography, particularly the bird section. I very much like birds.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Ways My Mind Works When I'm Tired

I got an email with the subject line "Reverse Signs of Aging" and got really excited. Have they made some sort of breakthrough in gerontology? That's so cool!

Then I realized it was just an ad for an anti-wrinkle cream.

Never mind.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ah, young love

I have a friend (more of an acquaintance) who lives about 220 miles away from her boyfriend. While they are able to see each other every day at school, the summer months promise to be unbearable for these lovebirds. As a result, she created a facebook album where she will upload a new picture of her from that day so he can see her.
Every picture is the same - same hairstyle, same expression, same room, etc - all but her clothes are static.

She posts a caption like "Day 4: "If my team loses I'll be mean all night, if you tell me to relax we will get in a fight"... I hate the Rockets. I also miss singing that with you. Love you."
And he posts a comment like "best one yet. you look so pretty"

It's all a bit sickening, really. Nice kids though.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Thoughts from under a twin-sized bed.

Oh, I forgot I had this.

So that's where all my sharpies went.

Oh cool, my lost earrings. I was looking for those. Don't see that one earring that people tend to complement me on, though. How sad. I was hoping to find that. I like complements. They make my insides go all gooey with <3!

Under-the-bed pictures are rather uncomfortable.
I'm not choking myself, but rather am attempting to hold my hair out of my eyes.

I wasn't under the bed when I wrote this, just so you know. But I did crawl back under for picture takings. I wonder what that says about me.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Post-procrastination blog. Not funny. You can ignore this one as well.

I finished my paper a couple of hours ago. It's in Interview Talk Show Format. Not very creative (I'm pretty sure about 75% of my class is doing it this way) but it works. I'm not going to post the entire thing here, due to it getting very long and dry and about theories and stuff (which I personally find fascinating, but I am a "nerd"). But here's the first part, which is kind of funny, maybe.

BB: Hello, and welcome to “That Sounds Interesting!”, America’s eleventh most popular talk show! I’m your host, Bernice Barnes. Today, we will be discussing the topic of Body Modification. This will be a very special show, as all of our guests will be joining us from beyond the grave! Please welcome sociologists, Jean Baudrillard…

JB: Hello.

BB: … Michel Foucault…

MF: [nods]

BB: … and George Herbert Mead.

GM: Happy to be here, Bernice.

It's the "beyond the grave" part that just tickles me. In my mind, the talk show host is that squeaky woman from Office Space. "Corporate Accounts Payable, Nina Speaking. Just a moment."

Yeah, like that.

Well, my neighbor has finished yelling at her ex-boyfriend on the phone and is now readjusting those large wooden letters that hang on her side of the wall we share. (I'm assuming her initials, but I cannot remember what they are right now. I only ever see them when I'm walking to my room and their door is open.) Soothing sounds - like the mice crawling through the walls at home. Must be sleepytime.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Things that bother me #2:

Super religious conversion spam disguised as blog comments.

Me: Oh look, I have a comment! Someone loves me! I feel totally validated!

Comment (written by someone called "h" whose profile doesn't even exist): Do you want to know the truths about Jesus? Here is practically an essay filled with propaganda that mixes Christianity and Islam in a way that isn't accurate with either religion and sounds like it was written in a different language and then messily translated.

So I delete it and, hurt, crawl away to complain in a blog. (Perhaps this should be called "Baby's second complainy blog"?)

Laura Marling has a pretty voice.