Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Cooking, Movies, Dinners, Moving, Last Minute Hangouts, Parties, & Conferences!

(I can’t believe I somehow managed to delete this whole fucking post. -__-“ Luckily, I had it pulled up in preview on another tab, so I was able to keep all of the text, but man, this was a pain to rewrite.)

It's been a month since I've last updated, and a lot of stuff has happened! I'll try to quickly go through everything that's happened since April.

Jessica and I finally made Pad Thai, lol. We got the ingredients and attempted to make it using the instructions on the back of the noodle package. We put way more sauce than they suggested because it didn't look like it was enough for all of the noodles, and it turned out pretty good! We kind of got waylaid by one of Jessica's roommates after cooking, so the outside parts kind of got cold from waiting for so long, which sucked. But overall, it tasted pretty good!

The next day, David's class finished early, so we made spontaneous plans to go watch Ready Player One. It was pretty good! I enjoyed it. It was just funny because a couple of days later, Brian told us that the movie was bad because a lot of stuff changed from the book, which was apparently the only book he read in eighth grade, so he was super disappointed in the movie even though he never watched it, lol.

That weekend, we decided to hangout at Harrison's and drink and watch Jumanji. Like usual, it was a fun, entertaining night. Jerry decided to buy these two packs of watermelon and mango flavored alcohol that came in test tubes, and they were the most disgusting things ever. No wonder they were so cheap, lol. The movie was good, but most movies with Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson always are.
The next day, I went to get a haircut with my dad from a family friend who recently moved into our neighborhood. She's only ever given me trims because my mom likes my hair long, but it was down to my butt and full of split ends. I had a job starting in a few weeks, and I wanted a change, so I cut my hair to a couple of inches past my shoulders! That's the shortest it's been in a long time, lol. I decided that I would cut it shorter once the rest of my undercut grows out some more, so that it'll be more even. That'll probably happen in another month or so.

The next week, we helped Victoria move out of her parent's house and into her new apartment. Luckily, she's not a hoarder like Mikey's family, so she didn't have a whole bunch of stuff to move. Still, it was kind of weird that she wanted us to help her unpack as well. Like, I understand helping people move because it's a hassle, but I wouldn't ever want anyone to unpack my stuff because there's a system of how and where I want to put my stuff.

That weekend, we went to visit and bother David at work! Apparently some of his coworkers were curious about me because I never visited him in the month that he'd work there, so I decided to arrange a dinner with the crew so that we could all harass David at work like the good friends that we are. Our waitress was really nice, and gave Kim and me an employee discount. After that, we went back to Harrison's to drink and celebrate Kim's birthday, which was fun. I couldn't stay out too long though, because I had to go pick up my aunt from the airport the next morning.

That weekend was my last weekend at home before I moved up to Michelle and Kyle's house, so I made a lot plans/got a lot of invites to hangout with as many people as I could. That Friday afternoon, I got lunch with Meethu and hungout with her for a couple of hours. I still can't believe that we hardly ever hangout even though we live in the same neighborhood, lol.

That night, I went to Harnish's house party, which was hilarious because drunk people are too funny. I hope I'll never forget Harnish and Harrison verses this couple during beer pong when Harrison stripped down to his underwear, and the rest of the guys took off their clothes, too, during the final rounds. I also met a couple of other people who live in my neighborhood, which was cool even though I wouldn't be around as much anymore to try to hangout, lol.

Michelle and Kyle also came down that night, so I hungout with them the next day and gave them some stuff to bring up to their house so I had less stuff to pack when I moved.

Krista also came over that night, and we spent hours talking. I haven't seen her since October, so there was a lot of stuff to catch up on. She also gave me a lot of advice and things to think about regarding David and my relationship. Lol, gotta love having psychology majors for friends. We found out that her boyfriend is a Flat-Earther and just about died from the shock and hilarity. She just said that she invested too much time and effort into their relationship to quit because of this, so they just don't talk about it, lmao.

The next day, Victoria hosted a housewarming potluck as a thanks for us helping her move, so I made strawberry muffins that tasted amazing. It was actually a pretty short party compared to our usual standards. I think it was because everyone was tired and introverted. I know that I was super introverted after spending so much time hanging out with people the past two days, but it was also because I had a hard talk with David earlier that day. It also bothered me that the during the days leading up to the party, Victoria kept on asking us to bring a whole bunch of stuff, and I was just like, what's the point of throwing a party if you don't have anything??? Just wait.

I spent the next couple of days packing up and cleaning up my room. David came over every day, which was surprising because I knew he was busy with school and work, but I think it was because he felt bad because of that. I told him that I felt like he spent more time with his friend Thomas because he went to school several hours early to hangout and do homework with him, he made plans to hangout with him outside of school often, he went to Thomas for emotional support, and when he's not hanging out with him at school, he's playing video games with him online at home. If Thomas was a girl, I would be jealous. And then he decided to get a job even though he didn't want to work until the summer, so whenever he was free to hangout, he was tired and introverted from work from work and just wanted to go home and play video games to blow off steam.

Basically, it took until I was talking to Krista for me to realize that we barely spend time together, especially lately, whenever I try to hangout because I'm moving two hours away soon. When we did hangout alone, he would be playing video games most of the time, so it just felt like we didn't spend much quality time together this past semester. So I told David all of this, and he was pretty down for a bit, and he kept on coming over whenever class or work ended to talk about everything.

Then I packed up my car on Thursday morning, got a smoothie with Mikey, and then headed out to my new home for the next year. I spent the rest of the day unpacking and learning about Michelle and Kyle's system at home.

I ended up going to this Pinterest convention, because Michelle was interested in it. It was pretty interesting. I got to try a lot of samples, and got to make my own metal band bracelet, which was fun. I also got to decorate a leather bookmark and luggage tag, which was cool.

Then I spent the weekend avoiding Avengers: Infinity War spoilers because everyone and their mom has watched it already, and I'm trying to be a good friend and wait to watch it with everyone else. UGH. It's been a few weeks since it came out, and I already got spoiled!

This post is getting long enough. I think I'll stop here at the end of April and talk about everything that happened in May in another post.

I’m trying to get back into the swing of things since I started working, but it’s hard to find time to blog when I’m busy with so many other things now. However, I’ve found that I have some downtime near the end of the day at work, so I’ve been stealing time to blog during breaks, lol. It’s slow going but better than nothing!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Cover Lover 50

I'm hungry and sleepy, and I want work to end quickly. 

Lol, everyone's been off topic and just talking for the past hour. I think I'm just being impatient because I'm going to watch Deadpool 2 later tonight with some of the other interns. :P Today's a busy one because we're also going to a BYOB build your own terrarium class and then going to the movies and then I'm driving all the way home at midnight probably.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Book Unhaul (14)

The last of my books I decided to sell at 2nd & Charles after I moved up to Kennesaw two weeks ago.

Visions (Visions 1-3) by Lisa McMann
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Spark by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Mistwood by Leah Cypess
First Test by Tamora Pierce
Page by Tamora Pierce
Squire by Tamora Pierce
Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce
Hooked by Liz Fichera
Pawn by Aimee Carter
A Healing Heart by Melissa A. Hanson

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Books I Want to Read This Month

I managed to read one book off of this list last month, but trying to adjust to my new work and commute schedule is difficult, so who knows if I'll be able to read much this month, lol.
  1. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  2. Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
  3. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon? vol. 9 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda
  4. Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  5. Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox by Forthright
  6. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  7. Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
  8. In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang
  9. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
  10. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  11. The Consumption of Magic by T.J. Klune
  12. The Sons of Thestian by M.E. Vaughan
  13. Meet Cute: Some People are Destined to Meet edited by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  14. All the Feels by Danika Stone
  15. Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

Saturday, May 5, 2018

April in Retrospect

I kind of ended up having a Marvel movie marathon with Kyle and Tawanda last week because Kyle was planning on rewatching all of his favorite Marvel movies with Spiderman in it. Then Tawanda came, and we had enough time to rewatch Guardians of the Galaxy before they left to watch Avengers: Infinity War with Michelle without meeee. Ugh, the things I do for my friends; I kind of regreted waiting to watch it with my friends at home, lol.

I read:
  • The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace

I watched:
  • Overlord II (2018)
  • Ready Player One (2018)
  • Jumanji (2017)
  • Dame x Prince Anime Caravan (2018)
  • Nailed It! (2018)
  • Juuni Taisen (2018)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Weekly Haul (103)

Why did I buy some more books when I'm moving tomorrow??? I don't know why either, lol.

The Rose Society by Marie Lu
In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

New Anime and Movies This Spring That I'm Excited For!

Lately, Georgia weather keeps on fluctuating from winter to summer, so it doesn't really feel like spring, lol. Regardless, there's a lot of new anime and movies coming out this spring that I'm looking forward to watching! Of course the new Avengers movie and season three of My Hero Academia are at the top of my list, and almost all of the anime I want to watch have difficult to remember titles, lol.

  • Rampage (April 20)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (April 27)
  • Deadpool 2 (May 18)
  • Ocean's 8 (June 8)
  • Incredibles 2 (June 15)

  • My Hero Academia Season 3
  • Mahou Shoujo Ore
  • Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi
  • Piano no Mori
  • Saredo Tsumibito wa Ryuu to Odoru
  • Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai
  • Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Book Unhaul (13)

I've spent the last few months slowly selling, donating, or giving away books that I don't want to keep anymore, and I'm still surprised that I have so many that I'm willing to get rid of, lol. However, I'm moving in two weeks, so I really need to make room for more things to pack up in, and these manga and manhwa are taking up space that I need for other things. That means it's time for them to go!

I'm kind of sad to let these go since I've had them for so long and really enjoyed reading them. :( But I don't ever feel the urge to reread them anymore, so it's time to let someone else give them a chance.

Moon Boy vol. 1 by Lee YoungYou
Moon Boy vol. 2 by Lee YoungYou
Moon Boy vol. 3 by Lee YoungYou
Moon Boy vol. 4 by Lee YoungYou
Moon Boy vol. 5 by Lee YoungYou
Moon Boy vol. 6 by Lee YoungYou
Moon Boy vol. 7 by Lee YoungYou
Moon Boy vol. 8 by Lee YoungYou
Moon Boy vol. 9 by Lee YoungYou
Reborn! vol. 1 by Akira Amano
Reborn! vol. 2 by Akira Amano

Hissing vol. 1 by Kang EunYoung
Hissing vol. 2 by Kang EunYoung
Hissing vol. 3 by Kang EunYoung
Hissing vol. 4 by Kang EunYoung
Hissing vol. 5 by Kang EunYoung
Hissing vol. 6 by Kang EunYoung
Special A vol. 1 by Maki Minami
Special A vol. 2 by Maki Minami
Special A vol. 3 by Maki Minami
Special A vol. 4 by Maki Minami
Special A vol. 5 by Maki Minami