Friday, October 29, 2010

Another video but also a poem! That's better right?

Youtube time once again. I don't know this video isn't very interesting, except for my impression of an Italian midterm. You should watch that part. To expound upon my point about going to a wake, it was a very odd experience for me.  My relative who passed away I didn't know very well, so I sort of felt out of place except that everyone knew who I was and was asking me about school and life, but then there's a dead body sitting up at the front of the room. I guess this is my poem about it.

What is a wake?
A conversation about a body
A conversation over a body
You’ve gotten so tall
How old are you again?
Wow, a writer, that’s wonderful.
What is a wake?
Is it for her to wake or for us to wake
And wake to what?
Wake for what?
Awake, awakened, reawakened
But all I want to do is sleep
It seems indecent to be hungry
And yet I am
It seems indecent to be excited to get dressed up to slather makeup on my face zipper up my boots blow dry my hair and stare in the mirror and judge
And yet I do
So what is a wake?
Or rather, why is a wake?
Why not just the funeral, the real deed to be done, after all.
But still we wake.
For her?

For us?

For no one at all and nothing but an excuse to look at a body
What is a wake?

Fair warning, I haven't written a poem in a very, very long time. This was just a way to sort of get my feelings out there, I wrote this during my freshman year seminar class, which I'm sure my professor really appreciated. Also in that video up there I talk about NaNoWriMo, which is National Novel Writing Month.  That is correct, through the month of November I will be valiantly attempting to write a novel. In 30 days. 50,000 words. Ahhhhh. I've been thinking lately how I haven't written anything in quite a while "because I'm busy" or more accurately, because I'm lazy and I'm afraid it won't be any good. And now this excellent opportunity has presented itself for me to start writing again, so I will be taking on a lot more then I can handle, and hopefully by the end of the month I can say that I've written a novel. That would be a very cool thing to say. I think I'm done now, so bye.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Communal Bathrooms and Why You Should Hate Them

I'm shamelessly whoring myself out on my own blog again, first of all because it's my blog and I can, and second of all because 23 views is a travesty that needs to be corrected immediately. I couldn't think of a better thing to talk about in a video, so there it is.  I need viewers and subscribers and commenters and raters and whatever the hell else you can do on youtube to a channel to do a lot of the other ideas I have, such as TMI Tuesday where I read TMI's that people send me. I don't know about you, but I think me looking disgusted and feeling awkward on camera would be really funny and worthwhile.  I was also toying with the idea of 69 Damn You Fine Fridays, where I talk about a really hot guy that you should love and/or stalk. I could do that without viewers but it's more fun when people actually watch you. SO WATCH MY VIDEOS THEY'LL GET FUNNIER I PROMISE.

I mean, just look at these quality stills.

How could you not watch this video?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mountain Dew and vodka does nothing for a Macbook.

I decided to post a blog today because my friend Celina Blackberry Messaged me and said "I love your blog." At first, I was confused as to why she was even reading my blog (apparently she was bored), but then I decided that I didn't care any ways and that it just made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside and inspire me to put something up. 
Last Saturday, my friend Lauren and I decided that we were going to drink alone in her dorm since everyone else went home for the weekend or was busy. We also decided that the best way to get drunk was to play a Harry Potter drinking game while watching The Goblet of Fire. The rules were as follows.

Take a drink every time:
  • you see Cedric Diggory
  • someone says "muggle"
  • someone casts a spell
  • Ron and Hermione awkwardly flirt
  • someone talks in an accent that's not British
  • someone says "Triwizard Tournament"
  • someone says "Voldemort" or "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named"
Clearly, we're just ridiculous nerds. Also, to any one who knows anything about the world of Harry Potter, this drinking game would get you ridiculously drunk, especially when the vodka your drink is mixed with smells suspiciously of rubbing alcohol. I decided it would be a good idea to bring my Macbook to Lauren's room with me.  In retrospect, not the best idea, since I ended up spilling a mixture of Mountain Dew and rubbing alcohol vodka on it. Of course, drunk me was still like this.
"No, self, your laptop will be totally fine just wipe it off with your sleeve and keep drinking til you can barely walk back to your own room wo0o0o0ooo party"

After I sort of threw up on her floor, Lauren decided it would be a good idea if I went back to my own room, which I somehow managed before I blacked out and started texting and calling people. The next morning, I was extremely concerned about my computer. I was also extremely concerned because I felt like I was going to blow chunks. And I did. All over the floor. Thankfully it was clear liquid and easy to clean, but not until I had slipped in it on my way to getting a towel, therefore winning the "Classy College Chick" award. I was so proud.
It was then that I realized that something was horribly wrong with my Macbook Pro.  Some of the keys were sticking really badly and my touchpad wasn't working at all.  Apparently, it did not take too kindly to the Mountain Dew and vodka. Thankfully, the rest of the computer was completely fine and some of the function has come back to the touchpad since then, but it's still nowhere near where it was.  I now have to use this stupid little USB mouse most of the time until I can get it checked out in the Apple Store to see how much it would cost to get it cleaned out.

I hate this thing.
The moral of this sad, sad tale is to never mix electronics with vodka. Bad things happen. I live this life so you won't have to.

Also, I'll probably be making a new youtube video tomorrow and posting it so make sure you watch it and junk.