Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bach, I FEEL like "sweet death."

I'm sick. AGAIN. Whyyyyyyy do I have to be sick again???

We're leaving for Yale in a week. What the hell kind of shitty timing is this, body?

That's one reason why I haven't been blogging lately, despite always saying that I plan to blog about this or that next time. Writing is something I like to do and feel like I'm fairly good at, but it takes a lot of focus and concentration and clear thinking. I don't exactly have the time lately to prepare for and then experience such mental strain too often. This semester makes me want to spend all of my free moments participating in such productive activities as napping and watching shows on Hulu.

My sickness is apparently sinusitis and an ear infection, but the doctor says I should feel better by Friday. Cross your fingers, everyone.

I feel too crappy to finish this post. Hah. Sorry! Before I go, however, I feel like you all should know that I started following another show. I know! Don't eat me. I started watching Cougar Town. Sure, it has the world's stupidest title, but it's surprisingly funny. The interaction between the mom and the son is priceless every time. And I just love Courteney Cox. I had to! Besides, new episodes of Family Guy don't appear on Hulu every week. It's merely a trade-off.

Now it's bedtime before I die of deathness.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Simply Incredible

A few hours ago was just chilling on computer, procrastinating as usual. Then I see a flashing pop-up window heralding an unprecedented event - a Skype call from Hayley Hoover. I answer.

LITTLE ONES TO HIM BELONG...." and so on, until the song was complete.


And that was it. I didn't know what to make of it or how to carry on with my life after that. All I know is that it was the most exciting slash hilarious thing that happened to me all day.

Anywho, I'm back at school from fall break. Fall break is such a dirty tease. So dirty, in fact, that I don't feeling like blogging about it at the moment. I'm going to tell you that I'll talk about it later, but you know as well as I that I may or may not do that.

One thing I will tell you is that I nearly gave myself a concussion yesterday. I had to sing in yet another choir concert, and I lost my keys somewhere in my car just 20 minutes before I had to be ready. I searched and searched, but I couldn't find them. I started to get really freaked out and frustrated. Then I must have lost control of my motor skills because I opened the driver's door WAY too fast and hit myself squarely in the forehead. Really, REALLY hard. It was one of those pains that hurt so badly that I couldn't even feel it at first. I thought I was going to pass out right there in the parking lot. I'm really surprised I wasn't concussed. I'm still carrying a souvenir of the incident in the form of a painful lump on my head. I did find my keys, though.

In other news, why have I committed to following so many damn tv shows? Seriously. Hulu is a very good, very bad thing. Right now I'm watching Glee, Heroes, 30 Rock, Family Guy, The Office, Lie to Me, and FlashForward. Why? Who the hell knows. There's no real reason to follow Family Guy since it's not at all a sequence, but I am anyway. I just started FlashForward yesterday. I got the craving today to start watching Ugly Betty, but I told myself no. Seven shows is quite enough.

In other other news, why can't I do any damn school work? I am so burned out. OH, BUT HEY! My other PRAXIS scores came in, and I passed! I CAN GRADUATE IN MAY!!! This news just burns me out even more.

Finally, I just wanted to take a second to thank my commenters, especially commenter The Vagabond, who said that she likes the way I write. That makes me really happy. One of the reasons why I don't blog more often is that I take incredible pride and care in the way I turn a sentence, and I'm not just talking grammar. And to commenter Kristin, my ultimate dream job after college would be traveling the world. I wish I could forgo my career altogether and just travel for the rest of my life. I have an insatiable wanderlust.

That's it for tonight. I'm sleepy and mostly caught up on tv. Wish I could say the same for my homework.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

You'll Never Guess

You will never, ever, ever in a million years guess what I did tonight.

Time for a little back story. About a week ago it was my friend Kirk's birthday. He and some of his MALE friends happened upon a van from a radio station. They asked the radio guys what they were doing, and the radio guys said they were raffling off tickets for the Chippendales. Kirk and company decided to enter the raffle just to be funny. A few hours later, Kirk's phone rang. He won the tickets.

Flash forward to tonight. I step away from my phone for a few minutes, and when I return I have 3 missed calls and a text from Kirk asking, "What're you doing now?" I call back, and my friend Katie asks me in desperation to go see the Chippendales with her. I had completely forgotten about those tickets. She begged me. She wanted to go so badly, and no one else she called would go with her. It was a funny idea, but I didn't think I would enjoy that sort of thing, so I said no. She begged me some more, but I still said no. After I hung up, though, I started to feel bad. If I didn't go with her, she wouldn't get to go at all. I was the one thing standing in between this girl and her night of crazy hilarity. And it wouldn't cost me anything. So I caved. She freaked out and said, "I'MMA BUY YOU DRINK!"

So yeah. We went. We didn't really know what we were going to see. It was awkward and horrible but also kind of hilarious. It was a giant casino ballroom filled to bursting with drunk women who all seemed to enjoy watching muscley men strip off tacky costumes in a raunchy way. Katie and I were pretty uncomfortable at first, but after a while our terrific senses of humor kicked in. It really was hilarious, especially considering that 98% of the people there were truly getting their kicks while Katie and I were laughing at everything. Weirdest part? We actually spotted two men in the crowd, both of whom seemed to be there with their wives/girlfriends. Sounds like a fantastic date idea.

OH! And one of the Chippendales was named Corey Matthews. Hahahaha. Katie said, "I guess that boy really met the world!" Get it? Yeah.

So now I can say that I've been to a Chippendale's show. It was only a favor for a friend, and I didn't even enjoy it properly, but I went. We bought Kirk a Chippendale's tank top. I can't wait to give it to him. I think his reaction will be well worth the collective $20 we spent on it.

I don't feel like typing anymore tonight. I swear I will talk soon about what my parents did in New York. I won't forget. Tonight's story just trumped it all.


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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *squee*


Can you believe it?! I can't believe it. Well, I can kind of believe it. I can't believe I finally have my scores. I'm going crazy! After years of dreading it, it's finally behind me.

And I actually did alarmingly well. The range of possible scores is 100-200. The passing score for my state is 151. I got 190!!! Seriously! How the hell did I do that?!?! I feel like they had to have switched my scores with someone else's. It's like in Legally Blonde when Elle got an impossibly high score on the LSAT. No wait! It's like that episode of Gilmore Girls when they got their PSAT scores. OK, I guess the Legally Blonde reference is more accurate. I'm getting carried away. I just can't believe it!!!!!

I really needed this today. I had a really crappy morning. My conducting professor spent a humiliatingly long time berating me, my conducting, and my work ethic in class this morning. It's frustrating because I don't actually give a shit about being a great conductor. I just want to graduate and get the hell out of here. And maybe direct a church choir. Anyway, I was in a bad mood this morning. Then as I'm walking to choir around noon, I see Kaci Kimball walking toward me quickly. "Our music PRAXIS scores are up! Michael saw his. He passed!" And then I proceeded to have a conniption fit.

My breathing was heavy and my hands were shaking as I attempted to log into the PRAXIS website. Oh, wait. I forgot my username. Crap crap crap. So I have to go through the security question ordeal (this time, thankfully, it wasn't "Who is Bob Saget?"), reset my password, and try again. And finally, there it is. I didn't even look at my number right away. I just took a slow, relaxing breath for the first time in months as I looked in awe and incredulity upon the word PASSED.

Then I texted everyone whom I thought would care (admittedly only three people). Then I took an ecstatic DailyBooth picture. Then I updated my Facebook status. Then I simultaneously took a shower and began writing a stupid song about how excited I am. It was a good afternoon.

Granted, I'm not out of the woods yet. The battle is only half won. I've still got my PLT score to worry about. The PLT was mostly essay, so it's almost entirely subjective. Oh, great. Now I've gotten myself all worked up again. CHILL, self. You did amazingly well on the music test. ENJOY IT.

I have so much more to blog about, but I'm just too sleepy. Next time I'll tell you about my parents' NYC excursion sans offspring, from which they returned yesterday. Jealousssss.

Goodnight! <3

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P.S. My YouTube channel claims that I have watched exactly 14,000 videos to date. Sweet.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I always forget there was a president called Zachary Taylor.

It rained today. It rained really, really hard today. It rained really, really hard ALL DAY, and I had a lot of places to go. But that's not the most horrible thing that happened today!

I went through the drive-thru at my beloved Yeero Yeero for lunch, and I decided to shake things up a little. I usually order a chicken gyro pita sandwich and add feta cheese. Today I ordered a chicken gyro platter instead, which is basically the sandwich in platter form with a side of vegetables and a drink. Well, the pouring rain and rushing wind must have made it difficult for the Greek kid in the headset to hear me, because I got home to find that my platter did not contain chicken. They gave me.........LAMB! *gasp* Oh, the horror.

Ok, it actually wasn't too terrible. It definitely wasn't as good as the chicken, though. So lunch today left me a little disappointed. Maybe it was sign from God that I should drop the feta and pick up an apple now and then. My bank account could definitely use the break. I'm supposed to be saving for a trip I may want to take this summer, and I haven't been doing so well with that lately. I need to get one of those design-your-own credit cards. The background image of mine would just be the words "INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL IS BETTER THAN GREEK FOOD AND NERFIGHTERLIKE T-SHIRTS."

In other news, ALL CAPS music has been stuck in my head all day, probably because I've been listening to it in the car all day.

Whew, ok. I'm back. I had to go pick up my roommate because her won't start. Hah, we really don't have good luck with cars around here, do we?

I think I'm going to end this particular entry now anyway. Like I said, I did a bunch of things today, such as go to church and go to church orchestra rehearsal and sing a choir concert at a church (it is Sunday, after all), but nothing truly interesting happened. When I had a thought today, it was usually that I wanted to take a nap. I guess there was one awkward/funny moment to take from today, but I decided to make a video about it. I know, right? I actually made a video. Grrrrrr busyness and sleepiness keeping me from videoness!

Speaking of videoness, did anyone else notice that John Green left Gerald Ford out of his video about U.S. Presidents' last words? I did. Still, it's a pretty badassly nerdy video. I hope my last words are good. If not, tell them I said something worthy of being memorized by Pudge Halter.

And with that, I leave you. Goodnight, all!

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Zombies and Corn (but no zombicorns)

I may be getting burned out on school, but I'm still taking time to savor those truly college experiences while I still can. Tonight was one of those night, as less than an hour ago I was on a crowded front porch with a bunch of my drunk friends, wearing a toilet paper costume, ducking as a wounded butterfly kept trying to land on my face. It was my friend Kirk's 21st birthday party, and it was pretty ridiculous.

The theme was sci-fi. We had a cut-open styrofoam head with exposed spaghetti brains on the table and Dawn of the Dead in the dvd player, except for when Zakk challenged me to DDR. We were both terrible, although he was surprisingly not terrible for a guy with muscular dystrophy. Kirk's mom sent him 21 counts of 21 different things, so we had 21 bouncy balls, 21 jars of bubbles, 21 party blowers, etc. In case you've never heard it, I can assure you that 21 people blowing 21 party blowers simultaneously makes an indescribable noise.

We were all supposed to dress up like sci-fi characters, even though only about half of us did. Lame. I went as a PG version of the girl from The Fifth Element. I'm not really comfortable enough with my body to not wear a shirt, so I did. Hah. I did my best to recreate her outfit using toilet paper and tape, but it was pretty difficult. Most people could tell who I was, though....once I told them. :-P

The one thing that's sometimes awkward about this group is that most of them are dating each other. It's not a problem, really. They do their best not to make me like the wheel of a certain odd number. When they act all couple-y, though, I feel like I should go away and let them have their couple moment. The trouble with booze is that it makes people act especially couple-y. And tonight we had the added bonus of two people who are not a couple deciding to act rather couple-y anyway. Sigh. It just made me a little lonely. Well, at least I had Leah and Andrew Jarboe to entertain me.

On an unrelated note, I went to the corn maze earlier today with Christopher, Rachel, and Justin. It wasn't as cool as the corn maze we have back home, but it was still kind of fun. It got less fun and more frustrating as we got more lost. I guess we weren't exactly lost; we kept finding ways out. We just never found the official way out that we were searching for. That was a little disappointing. I also tried to befriend some chickens that were hanging out by the maze, but a little boy chased them away too soon. After the maze, we went back to Christopher's and watched tv while we ate pizza that gave me the shits. Woot.

In other news, I think I have officially gotten Christopher hooked on Glee! Woohoo!! :-P And I should probably go to sleep now. Goodnight!

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Just a little updatey sort of update.

I was a pretty worthless human being this past week. I starting feeling sick again, so I got some antibiotics. If my stomach wasn't full enough when I took the pills, I got excruciating pains like the fire of a thousand burning suns in my abdomen. So then I wanted to skip class, and once you start skipping, it's hard to stop. Plus there was that night we drank and watched Glee. Siiiiigh.

Therefore, let it be resolved that I have a fun, relaxing weekend and be ready to get back into the swing of things on Monday. I can do this. Grrr. Senioritis is a bitch, especially the second year in a row.

Speaking of getting burned out, tonight we had our second Friday night concert in the past two weeks. Just to shake things up, the concert was at a casino. And by "just to shake things up," I mean that Dave freaked out about a church-affiliated school choir having to sing at a casino, but he went through with it because we agreed to sing before we knew where it was. I didn't think it was a big deal, although it was pretty awkward having to stumble through hoards of drunken gamblers who were confused by our tuxes and gowns as we tried to find the room. Dave (choir director) made us show up an hour early, and there wasn't even a place for us to warm up. And on top of that, it was probably another hour until they were ready for us to sing. All of this on a Friday night. Needless to say, everyone was cranky and hating the world by the end of it all.

On a side note, is it bad that I feel like I have to update my blog frequently or I will lose count of how many times I eat Greek food? I have an ongoing tally in my head, and I constantly have to think, "Ok, it's two times more since my last blog..." Yeah, I need a Yeero Yeero twelve-step program.

Well, I suppose I better go to sleep now, as it is nearly 2 AM. I have to get up early-ish (for a Saturday, anyway) to do the March for Maji. Basically you pay $2-5 to walk around the field for a few hours, and somehow that helps build water wells in Kenya. I know, I know, it's symbolic. It just sounds silly when you say it like that. :-P Anyway, free food + exercise + good cause = not too shabby. And after that, I'm going with a few of my friends to the corn maze! Yaaaayy!

Goodnight/morning, everyone!

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P.S. I should really check my comments on older entries more often. I just saw the awesome comment that Maribel left on my crazy self-discovery blog. It made me smile. Thanks! :-)