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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Day 338 through 342

Ha! I didn't forget about this blog. It was Christmas, and I didn't take any pictures for awhile. I feel a bit creepy just going around and taking pictures of people like that, okay?

But instead, I later took some pictures with my mother's film camera! It's nice and fancy and old. Apparently two of the rolls of film didn't turn out right (lame!), so I've only got so many to share. Doing the counting, I've got to give you guys Sunday through Thursday: five pictures.

I got them on a CD, which lets me do what I want with them. Hurray!

I thought that last one was rather cool. You're being freed into a world where you can run and play on the swings you had as a kid, y'know?

In the middle of walking around, I looked down and saw a four leaf clover! I picked it (the pictures of it with the rest of the clover didn't turn out well) and had a bit of fun with it.


To no one in particular,

I hate all haikus. Even when I speak in them, without knowing it.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Day 337

So I messed up on day numberings and thought I was too far ahead. It turns out I'm right on time. How quaint!

I took pictures outside with my mother's film camera. It's a Canon 750 for the camera-smart people out there.I don't know or remember anything about the lens, other than that it felt like a wide angle even though it wasn't labeled like one. It was nice going around with a non-digital camera for once!

As I walked around the front and back yards, I accidentally spotted a four leaf clover. I took some pictures of it near the end of the film roll, then discovered that I had completely failed at putting the film roll completely in when changing them. So I went out and took 24 more pictures, including ones of the clover that was placed where I found it in such a way that I hope it looks natural. We'll see.

This picture, however, was after all that. The fourth leaf looks a little shy, and the clover was curling up. I got out my lamp and, after a bulb change, took this picture. I'm not 100% pleased with it, and I wasn't pleased with using a digital point-and-shoot either. Oh well.

Merry Christmas, peeps. I hope you get what you need, even if its not what you want.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Day 333, 334, 335, 336

Ho ho ho!

Judgmental Penguin is watching you from above. Be careful, for he is more watchful than Santa Claus. He also only knows when you've been naughty; he couldn't care if you've been nice. Thus is the life of Judgmental Penguin.

But hey, Christmas is on the way. The 'rents decorated the house today, and we have the (fake) tree put up now, as you can see. I got to pull it up from the basement, and Mom basically put it up. It's been in the family for years. The leaves have metal tips that get put into the center shaft. Completely safe. It has to be at least 10-20 years old by now, I'm sure. We've also got the manger set at the bottom, which has also been around for awhile. Not much else to say, other than that I think this picture turned out nice compared to the originals.

Why haven't I been updating? Simple - I've been at work and taking no pictures! The Christmas ones were taken today, and Judgmental Penguin had his picture taken Tuesday.

Working short shifts on Wednesday and Thursday was fun and relaxed. I get to drive around the golf cart for deliveries. The thing is a speed demon! A whole five miles per hour! It's crazy!

So, these are the stockings for my immediate family. They're hanging up over the parents' fireplace now. The ones on the ends are my parents' stockings. They figure that, since we get these nice sized socks that they get the big socks for presents.

Also, all the brick and stone is actually stucco. I used to think that it was brick and stone until I figured it out when I was about 10 or 11 (I've lived here since I was 2). Dad does fake brick and things like that. It's pretty convincing.

Lastly, these things. Oh God these things. Five of the six grandkids are getting these things. They spin and make giggling noises that would easily drive parents insane. I'm kind of glad that I only have to deal with these tomorrow, though. Poor parents have to deal with them even more.

If you're wondering, the fifth one is a giraffe. And if my body is found in my room on Christmas, then this picture will be my suicide note. I can take some annoyance and I regard myself as a patient person, but these things are bad. Just plain bad. Hopefully I'll survive.

That's all the pictures for now. Maybe I'll actually have an on-time post tomorrow. Then pigs will fly and Christmas will have freezing temperatures this year.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 332

OHO! You thought I was done, did you?

Well, so did I. I apparently don't know how to properly understand posting times and the dates they occur on. So sue me!*

Picture: Candle!

Background: So, yeah, nothing happened today. It probably wouldn't be a big deal to forget about today in the first place, since almost nothing interesting happened. In fact, yesterday's letter was written based off of getting grades today. How quaint.

So instead of a letter, here's a video about sexism.

Day 328, 329, 330, 331

Phew! Long past few days.

Thursday: Noo!

This baby broke. I was getting out of the car with my care hanging out of my pocket. The door slammed on the card, I walked away without knowing it, and it snapped.

I've been using it to carry around my student ID ever since I got this thing at orientation. I'm sure I can just go out and buy a new one, but that's lame.


Friday: Rehearsal dinner hall

I drove about 500 miles to Missouri to see some family. There was a wedding on Saturday that I was able to go to. Since I didn't have a Thursday final, I decided to move all my stuff out and get going. The rehearsal dinner was nice, the hotel was comfy, and there was a pizza place right next door that was delicious. I have nothing else to say about it.

Saturday: Okay, this was here the day before. Gimme a break!

The wedding was nice and went smoothly. I was asked to take a few pictures of it, but only a small fraction of them turned out to be any good. I also took a number of personal pictures, like this sunset and the next one of the flag. I might have ended up with more of those than wedding pictures, even though I took more at the wedding than I took at the reception.

Sunday itself was filled with another 8 hour drive, of which I was in the driver seat for the entire time.

Sunday: Flag!

Coming home to an unpacked room and lots of general crap thrown around from trying to clean up before moving back to college is...not fun. I grabbed my bookbag and clothes bag and brought them to my room.

I went to sleep at around 5 or 6 on Sunday thinking I would get woken up for dinner. Then I wake up and its Monday. I'm not exactly sure how that happened.

The drive up and wedding are excuses for not posting, alright? I've got pictures from these days, too, so I'm not doing that badly!

To my beloved school,

How is it that I can get a C in the class I expected to get a B in, and get a B in the class I expected to fail? Why is your curve so crazy? Why are you just nuts when it comes to tests? Why did you make me have a mental breakdown during one of my finals? How am I supposed to survive you?


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day 327


Picture: My RAT cap!

Background: I don't think I've taken a picture of it by itself yet. If I did, then I don't really care right about now. I just packed up everything I've got. I'm done with finals, and I'm ready to move home for winter break and into my new apartment when the spring begins. It's been a long night, what with Midnight Bud and all. There was much fun to be had tonight at Midnight Bud, especially playing bass drum!

But man, I don't remember getting all this stuff! At least two or three boxes has school/office supplies that was brought down here from Missouri. But then again, there are five boxes, at least three or four bags, a fridge, a TV, some groceries, a few minibags etc. So much stuff. It'll take at least five or six trips to bring down, which is going to be oodles of fun.



To a specific penguin,

Thank you for looking over me. You sat on my dresser all semester (except when it was raining the ceiling) watching my door. You look down on everyone you meat, getting your name. I appreciate everything you do for me, including wearing my RAT cap for me and displaying it with pride.

Thank you, Judgmental Penguin. Thank you.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day 326

I get distracted too easily.

Picture: Tech Tower

Background: Nothing to say about the picture. I've got a final tomorrow, my last one. What's going to happen after I finish this post is that I'm going to fill my belly with food and get some sleep. I'll probably roll around in my bed for an hour not going to sleep, knowing my luck.

Bonus picture below because I took two that I liked! The trees all around really took up any of the better views of the tower, so it has trees!

As I scrolled facebook, apparently someone said that they have 1117 songs in their music library. Figures.

Hopefully tomorrow won't be so bad. Wednesdays are never really that bad of days for me, generally. Then I go home Thursday! Woo!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 325

Picture: Friends!

Background: That guy on the bottom turned 21, so we had a miniature party for him. That's pretty the exciting part of my day. (Happy Birthday Billy)

My first final was this morning at 8am, and I woke up at 7:20am. I'm not a fan of getting up in the morning, so I was glad to get that over with.

That's all for today, studying tomorrow for a final Wednesday.

here's a lord of the rings video for you...

Day 323, 324

To my finals this week,


That is all.


(These pics were from midnight breakfast with CSA Chefs. Yeah.)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Day 322


Picture: More CULC

Background: I went home from zombie movie night and snapped this. That's about all my day has been. Worked 1-3:30 (yay, job!). Dead week is over. Midnight laundry will shortly follow this post.

To my body,

You've made it this far with a few naps along the way. Please forgive me for this upcoming Monday. I've got an 8am final that I need you to be up and ready for. I promise I'll let you rest afterwards. I guarantee it! So just hang on, things will be okay.

Then, you know, later that week you're gonna be moving heavy boxes. Yeah.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day 321


Picture: Drawing time

Background: DND was tonight! We raided a house of some bad people. Not all of them were bad, but their higher-ups were doing bad stuff. The house is now burnt to the ground thanks to someone in our group, even though most of us were planning on just leaving it to a stone room in the basement. Frustration ensues.

Earlier today I actually presented a final project with my group and got to rant on in the peer review about the fourth group member who did nothing (and didn't show up for the presentation). It was...enjoyable

I also watched a pretty depressing movie on HBO2 called Never Let Me Go. I was sort of raging at the characters and at the TV for what was going on. So sad. Bah!

That's all for today. I guess I have to write another letter. Fun fact: these things are the only times I ever complain about anything, if they're even complaints.

To Borderlands,

Why do you make my head dizzy? I do not appreciate this. I really enjoy playing you. I haven't picked up an Xbox game in a long time, and this is how I get treated? Maybe I should get some sort of motion sickness pills or something, because this has happened with one or two other games, as well as this huge, 360 theater about helicopters that I went to once. You're still an awesome game, even though I'm on my4th or 5th run through.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 320

Woo! Since I started the post at 11pm, it doesn't matter that I'm ending it at 3:20ish

Picture: Starburst!

Background: I had a big bag of these that I brought with me from back home. I've eaten them all but these seven. I love the cherry kind, so I save them for last and savor every last one of them. That's about all I have to say for these.

Today was long but not as bad as I expected. Yesterday was long and worse than I expected. I think I'm pretty evened out.

To online banking in general,



To my mom,

Thanks for putting up with me on the phone yesterday >_>


Day 319

An hour or so late, but it's here!

Picture: Yamaha Recorder

Background: I had this sudden urge one day to play recorder. So I went to Amazon and ordered one. I actually haven't touched it much until these last few days. It has been an amazing distraction! I've learned a few songs on it already, including the greatest fight song ever written, Epona's song, and Tetris (it's still rough). My plan is that one day during finals week, I'm going to go around campus just playing the songs I've learned. I may walk right through the Student Center, in front of the library, who knows. I was even thinking about sitting on that ledge that you can reach from Skiles walkway, but I don't know.

It should make for good Finals Week shenanigans.

To Dynamics Homework,

You're cruel. I was actually doing okay for your first three problems. You lured me into a false sense of security, then wham! You hit me with three more problems that have no sense to be made of them at all. You sicken me! I hope I never see you again.

Without love,

Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 318


Picture: Homework

Background: It's my Dynamics work, and it's due Wednesday. I haven't been a fan of this class, to be honest, but I've pushed through. Not much else to say about it.

(I actually cropped out my full name, though if someone really wanted to find me that badly, I'm sure they could).

To all my undergraduate friends that AREN'T at Tech,

You're so cute when you're complaining about finals on Facebook. Or when you're complaining about homework, tests, quizzes, or projects throughout the year. It's just so darn cute from my point of view. You should try coming here.


For all of you studiers, here's a good song to get you through studying. Looping is a wonderful thing.

Day 316, 317


Weekends are pretty chill for me, it seems. At least, non-game weekends. I didn't have much to take a picture of at all. So here's the recycling in my room that needs to find a place! There's...six Pibb cases, five of which are empty, a large pack of Dr. Pepper, and the Cheez-it box.

The book on top isn't going anywhere, especially not the recycling bin. It's a comedy about the end of the world, and a good book. Then again, I enjoy just about everything I read, so take that with a grain of salt. If you enjoy Neil Gaiman and/or Terry Pratchett, then you should like it since they're the coauthors.

Next, I want you to guess which side of this notebook has been written on. Go on, guess.

(Yes, it's the left side).

I really enjoy writing down my thoughts before putting them on the computer. Why? I dunno. It's something to do while I sit in the Student Center, usually. On the left is everything from my main story (minus part of one chapter) as well as what is currently half of another story idea. That one hasn't been worked on in awhile, but I'm not too worried about it. I want to knock out this big one first before really working on the other.

In other news, I finished the narration of Ashley's Story. If you haven't checked it out, I think it's worth your time to watch them all.

To Candlejack,

I don't get why you kidnap people who say your name. It's really confusing! I mean, it's like, you're just sitting at home, telling ghost stories, when

Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 314, 315

Absolutely nothing interesting happened yesterday. Nothing good to take a picture of. Well, there probably was, but I missed it.

So today, I took a picture of our sink. I had washed my dishes while waiting on laundry to get done. When I finished, and since nobody else was in the room to make it awkward, I snapped a few pictures before heading out. I like the water droplet in this one, but don't really like the fact that you can see me. I've got another one without me in it at the end, but it didn't turn out as good as I had hoped.

I also have this shirt hanging up. I mentioned it awhile ago (way back in day 87, looking through the tags). This shirt really likes to stay wet no matter how long it circulates in the dryer. I forgive it, though, because it's such an awesome shirt. Don't you agree?

If you don't, I will be disappointed. Or, as the author of Ashley's Story would say, "dissapointed".

That's all for today.

To Ray and Jake, who will never read this,

I'm so sorry. I don't know what else to say. I hate that these things have to happen, but I can't do anything. I know, I have the power to change it, but that's not how things are supposed to be. What has happened and what will happen cannot change. Again, I'm so sorry. But you'll live through everything, I swear.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Day 313

I know it was Hate Week last week, but why should we limit it to a week?
Need I say more?