Saturday, August 27, 2016

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I should be reading 90 pages for class. What am I doing instead? Becoming addicted to watching Quantico. D: It's so good! Best of all, it's got a pretty diverse cast and good plot!

All the while still secretly wishing that I could motivate myself to read a book or two... -__-"

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Working out and hanging out

These past two weeks have been a haze of tiring, but good times, lol.

Since I got back from Kyle and Michelle's place, David and I have been working out with Mikey every morning except for Saturdays, which are rest days. Because we workout at 7:30 every morning, I have to wake up around the ungodly hour of 6:45 every morning, which is earlier than when I had to wake up for my internship this summer! We workout and goof off for a couple of hours every day, lol. David and I have this bad habit of immediately eating something, showering, and napping after each workout, lol. So yeah, my mornings are pretty busy. :)

Last weekend, Kyle, Michelle, David, Megan, Nicole, and I went to Hilton Head. The last time we saw each other when David and I were in Kennesaw, we talked about how much we all wanted to go somewhere since it's been so long since we last did anything together and had wonderlust, lol. Because there was too many of us to fit in one car, we took two cars, with David and I driving in the second car, since we were two hours closer to Hilton Head.

It was really fun despite the argument David and I had. The hotel we stayed at was right next to the beach, so we spent the Saturday at the beach for 5 hours. Obviously, we all came away with sun burns, lol. David and I got into a fight because of misunderstanding that lasted almost the rest of the afternoon, but we talked it out at night and are trying to do better.

The last day we were there, we went to the Tanger Outlet to go shopping since all of the stores had lots of sales. Then we got lunch at what seemed to be the only Vietnamese place around because we wanted to try it out. Our waitress was this white girl, and we were so confused at first, lol. We ended up just speaking in English to her, but the server who was giving us our food was this nice old Vietnamese man. My sis told him thanks in Vietnamese and he was so surprised and happy that we could speak, so he told us that he would just speak to us in Viet from now on, lol. He was very cute and nice and even ran after us when we left, because Shelle forgot her to go coffee, lol.

That was when we split up to go home. David and I were on the road for 30 minutes when we were approaching another Tanger Outlet, and we made a split second decision to go since David was kind of regretting not buying a new pair of sneakers when we were at the other outlet mall (but we were so tired that we just wanted to go sit down somewhere, lol). We ended up going to Nike and Under Armour to buy shoes for David and workout clothes for me since they had a lot of stuff on sale. Then we finally went home, lol.

I finally reunited with Cam on Monday! He was away on vacation with his family the week that I came home, so we weren't able to see each other until that day. Lol, it was good to catch up with him and Jayson, his boyfriend, at Roly Poly, which was our usual place to grab lunch and catch up. They gave me a lot of advice about what to do about my rocky relationship with David since they both went through a rough patch recently and got through it together. And we had a lot of fun just learning about what we've been doing all summer, which was nice.

I ended up going Pokemon hunting with Mikey afterwards. We heard that you could catch Charmander's at the Indian Mounds at the Ocmulgee Reservations, so we went over there and caught some Pokemon even though it was so hot. It rained at one point, and all we did was run for our cars and got our umbrellas, lol. We even caught a Pikachu! Then we went to Fountain Park afterwards because we heard that it was a Magikarp and Dratini spawn site. It definitely was a Magikarp spawn site, but we only saw one Dratini, which is better than none, lol. It was a long and eventful day, especially because we had just worked out that morning.

I went Pokemon hunting with Mikey a couple of days later, too. We went back to Fountain Park to find more Dratini's, but we only found one again. It was so hot that we decided to get frozen yogurt, but us being us, we left the game opened as we drove, so we saw a Growlithe and Vulpix nearby before even got onto the main road, so we had to turn around and find them both. Then Mikey's mom called for him to pick her up since she was getting eye surgery that day, so we took another detour and picked her up and took her home from the doctor's. Basically, the whole trip to Menchi's and back to the park was full of detours, lol. We were back at the park at the parking hitting up a Pokestop when I noticed a Dragonair nearby, and that was the fastest we ever got out of a car. XD

Shanice had called an emergency meeting with Jackie and me the other night, so we decided to meet up on Thursday night and drink wine and eat cheese like fancy people, since we had talked about doing that earlier in the summer. We ate until we were stuffed and finished a bottle and a half of wine talking about our relationship problems and hilarious stories, lol. It was great. They didn't leave until almost 3AM, and I felt like dying the next day when I was working out, but it was worth it, lol. It was good to have girl time.

Last night, my college friends and I had a potluck at Harrison's new apartment, which was also great. We all hadn't seen each other often during the summer, so it was great seeing everyone again and catching up. The guys are always so gay towards each other, which was always hilarious, and we always end up shitting on one or two people, which always kills me with all of the shade and comebacks we come up with. Harrison, Carina, and Alec were still cooking when we came over, so it was fun watching them cook and pretending to judge them, lol. I definitely want to do something like that again.

Then, today, my high school friends and I had a get together, since we usually have one every summer and winter. Shanice is going to France for two weeks tomorrow, so I tried to make a get together happen before she left. Unfortunately, Jackie couldn't make it after all, so our interrogation plan didn't really happen, lol. Shanice brought her new boyfriend to the get together, so we were planning on interrogating him to see if he loved her because Shanice knew that she did, but she wasn't sure if he is in love with her. But we missed her chance when she went to the bathroom, lol. But I think it's okay, he really seemed to like her from what we saw; he didn't talk that much, so we're not totally sure though.

So yeah, it's been a busy two weeks since I got back home. I've also been slowly cleaning my room and getting rid of books that I've read and don't want to keep anymore and books that I haven't to read but don't plan on reading anymore. I've been trying to throw away or donate clothes and things that I don't need anymore so that my room is less cluttered and easier to pack up whenever my parents decide to sell our house or rent it out. Lol, I've got four piles of books on the floor that I want to sell. They take so much space that my room looks even more cluttered, lol. 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Cutting my hair

For the past couple of months before the spring semester ended, I've been telling my friends that I was finally going to get a haircut--or at least a trim because my split ends were getting ridiculous. A couple of months ago, before I left to go to Atlanta for the summer, I got a trim, but it was only two or three inches, and I wasn't very satisfied with it. I hadn't had a trim in so long that I had way too many split ends, and the trim couldn't get them all.

This past Sunday, I finally got my hair cut. I had spent so long in the months before debating on dying my hair or cutting the bottom half of my head off and leaving it buzzed that I still couldn't decide what to do when the time came. It also didn't help that I wasn't planning on cutting it for another couple of days so I could figure out what type of cut I wanted, so in the end, I chopped 7-8 inches of my hair off. I also got it layered and shorten my bangs a little bit.

I love it! I love having shorter hair and having my head feel so much lighter and not worrying if it was being caught in something. But. But but but. I think I could have cut it a little bit shorter or done one of those hair styles that I've been contemplating on for a while now, because my sis did point it out that my new haircut is usually the same haircut I get whenever I decide to cut it short. I don't cut it short often, but it's often enough to notice a pattern. I didn't realize it until she pointed it out. 

Now, I'm still debating on doing one of those haircuts... The only thing holding me back is the price, lol. I'm not working anymore, and I've got a lot of plans for the rest of the year that I need to save up for, and I don't know how much I should be spending on another haircut, especially so soon after I just got one.

Regardless, I'm really loving my hair in general. It feels so much better, it doesn't take as long to dry, it doesn't get in my way as much when I work out, and it doesn't make me want to pull my hair out, especially in this humid heat.  

A lot of the reasons why I cut my hair is explained in this video I found a month ago. Ariel pretty much summed up my reasons with her own, and she explains it so easily, so just watch it!

A lot of people mistake the phrase "be you" as "continue to be who people remember you as." I'm also guilty of this. My long hair is familiar; I've grown it out for as long as I was a kid. I'm used to having long hair, which is why I think it's been long overdue for a haircut. I need something new and different. I'm in grad school. I have one more year before I graduate and have to look for jobs and continue to be an adult, and I think it's time that I stop always doing what is comfortable and safe and do something different every once in a while. 

To be honest, I don't totally know my own motivations. Maybe it's an accumulation of hitting the undergrad milestone. Maybe it's an accumulation of too many split ends. Maybe it's an accumulation of too many longhaired struggles. It's probably all those and more. Either way, I finally got a haircut. I love it, and I might cut it even shorter or do something even more drastic soon. We'll see!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Books I Want to Read This Month

Hopefully I will be able to read a couple books before school starts again in a couple weeks.
  1. Homeland by Cory Doctorow
  2. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
  3. Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga
  4. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  5. Angelfall by Susan Ee
  6. Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  7. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  8. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
  9. Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
  10. Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
  11. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  12. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  13. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
  14. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
  15. Sadie Walker is Stranded by Madeleine Roux

Monday, August 1, 2016

July in Retrospect

Since I finished summer classes a couple weeks ago, I've been watching a lot of shows and anime, lol. I managed to read a book, but I can't bring myself to read the sequel even though I really enjoyed the first book...

I read:
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

I watched:
  • Ip Man 3 (2015)
  • The Shannara Chronicles Season 1 (2016)
  • Limitless (2016)
  • Blue Spring Ride (2014)
  • Scrapped Princess (2003)
  • You're Lie in April (2014)
  • The Good Dinosaur (2015)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Asshole Roommates Part 2

Lemme tell you how the asshole roommates have ruined the past few days for me. It started around last Friday.

That day, I had just come back from hanging out with Emily since she was in town for a couple of days. I was on the phone with David when I came back to my apartment, and the first thing I noticed was that the front door wasn't even closed properly. Then I noticed the music coming from inside. I opened the door, and it was like being blasted with music, because someone decided to put their speakers on top of the dish washer, which is close to the front door. It was so loud that I could barely hear David on the phone.

Pretty much, my asshole roommates and a bunch of their friends decided to pregame at our apartment on Friday night. The music was loud even in my room. I was so fucking pissed. It's not the fact that they pregamed on a Friday night that annoyed me, because they've done it before; it's the fact that they decided to practically through a party at our place and didn't give the rest of a warning beforehand. I don't know how long they pregamed at our place, because I got back around 11:30, but they didn't leave until 12:30, and I was just so done with them.

The next day, there wasn't even any room in the sink for me to wash my dishes that I left in there the night before in my rush to meet up with Emily on time. The sink was filled to the brim with their disgusting dishes that they never seem to wash. I had to leave to meet Shelle and her people to look at reception dresses in the morning, but by the time I got back to the apartment around seven at night, the sink was still disgustingly full.

Sunday night really pissed me off. David was spending the night again, and we ended up going to bed around one. Around three in the morning, I wake up because people are talking in the living room with the tv on. Like, wtf, it's three o'clock in the fucking morning! People have work in a couple of hours! Then, I think someone else comes over since I heard the front door open and close, and the talking gets louder. I knew that one of the asshole roommates had a friend over the weekend because I saw her sleeping on the couch the other day, so I knew it had to be her. I was just so infuriated because I couldn't sleep for an hour no matter how hard I tried. David eventually woke up, too, and I got even more mad because I know how much he needs sleep, especially if he's driving back home when I go to work.

I was so close to storming out there and kicking them out, but I didn't because I just wanted to fucking go to sleep. Yelling and cussing them out would just keep me awake for hours rehashing what was going to go down. I eventually fell back asleep, but when I had to wake up a few hours later, I just wanted to punch all of those assholes in the face and go back to sleep.

The guest was still there sleeping on the couch even though the other two guys from earlier were gone. I was hella petty and made a shit ton of noise in the kitchen and closing all of the doors loudly when I left. I knew she woke up because she was fidgeting, lol. She fucking deserved it. And more.

Yesterday, asshole roommate's dog took a dump on the living room rug. I heard the lesser asshole roommate tell asshole roommate about it, but did she clean it up? No. It's still there today! Katora tried to confront her about it by knocking on her door to talk to her while I was cooking dinner. I knew she was in there because I just saw her go to her room, but she didn't answer. So after Katora finished cooking her own dinner, she sent a text to the group chat we made when the assholes first moved in and said that the dog pooped on the rug and near her door.

When I saw her text, I wrote, "That's disgusting!" because I didn't know that the dog took a dump near her door, too. It wasn't until after I sent the text that I realized that she had put it in the group chat; I had thought that she had sent just me that text since I was already in my room, lol.

Eventually the asshole roommate decided to reply to the group text, and she was hella salty and defensive, lol. Like bruh, it's your dog. Clean up your own damn mess. She never clean up her mess. I'm pretty sure the lesser asshole roommate cleans up her shit half of the time, because I never see her do it.

Anyway, Katora and I are moving out this week, so thank God for that. Can't wait to leave this place; those assholes just continue to keep on making it worse and worse to live here. I honestly wouldn't even be giving a fuck if I knew that the leasing office wasn't going to fine me because those assholes keep on making the place look disgusting.

I'm gonna try to move out by Friday night so that I don't have to deal with all of their bullshit anymore than I need to. Just three more days~ I should probably start packing and cleaning now, lol.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Asshole Roommates

In order to not deal with ridiculous traffic like I had to last summer, I decided to sublease an apartment 15 minutes away from work. The apartment isn’t bad. It’s a little pricey because it’s fully furnished and is located in Midtown, but it’s not a bad place to live for $805 a month. I subleased in a 4bed/4bath apartment, and in the beginning, when I moved in, another girl living there just moved out. In the end, it was just me and Katora living together.

Neither of us realized just how nice it was living together until we got two new roommates a couple of weeks later. Where Katora and I are clean and don’t use each other’s stuff without permission, the new roommates (two volleyball players) are the exact opposite. They keep on using our stuff without our permission and leave everything piled up in the sink for days on end. They don’t wash our stuff until they finally throw everything together in the dishwasher a week later, and it’s disgusting. In the beginning, one of the girls had made lasagna and microwaved it uncovered, so the sauce splashed everywhere. No one would clean it up even after Katora left a note about it until she couldn’t take it any longer and did it herself.

What really pisses us off is the fact that they use our stuff and take forever to clean it. Katora just leaves her stuff in the sink if they used it until they finally wash it a week later, because she doesn’t give a crap anymore. She’s too proud to wash them, lol. I don’t have that option because I only came with a little amount of utensils and Tupperware, so I have to wash them if I want to be able to use them the next day. It’s so freaking annoying because lately, they started mixing up my Tupperware with their own, and they end up using all of it! I fucking need my Tupperware to put my lunch in it for the next day! I’m so fucking tired of this.

Katora and I spent an hour and a half just complaining about them last night while she was cooking for the next day about them. That, and about how the kitchen light went out since the day before and still hasn’t been fixed and how the sink faucet’s spout is also broken. Lol, I was washing dishes in the dark, and she was cooking in the dark last night. Like, literally everything about our apartment sucks, and we blame a large part of it on our asshole roommates.

Plus, we’re pretty sure one of our new roommates is letting her friend live with her, because that friend came inside by herself with her own key while we were hanging in the kitchen and went straight to one of their rooms. Like, we don’t even know who all lives here anymore! It’s so fuckking ridiculous!

We don’t even see the point of talking to them about it, because we had a group meeting in the beginning about all of that stuff, and did they listen? Hell no! They’d just continue to be assholes probably! It’s just two more weeks, and then Katora and my contracts end, and we’re gone. Free from them and their rude, slovenly behavior.

One of them has a small pet turtle that they keep in a small container. It smells like shit and also looks disgusting because they don’t clean it often. They leave food out on the stove for days at a time sometimes. It looks revolting. They told us that they moved from their dorms in GA Tech and that their two friends are going to move in with them after we move out, so Katora and I are wondering if they’re all just that disgusting or if they’re just being assholes to us. That, or if they think that this is acceptable behavior???

I grew up in an extremely clean home. I know better than to let the dishes pile up. Same for Katora. Same for a lot of my friends, so I don’t know why they act like this. I mean, if you’re going to use the dishwasher, fucking empty it out and put the dirty stuff in it after you’re down using everything! That way the sink doesn’t pile up and other people can use it! Common sense people!

So yeah, Katora and I desperately wished that it was just the two of us living there and are counting down the days until we can move out and stop dealing with this bullshit. She said that she’s planning on moving out early, and I wish I could do the same. D:

I hate how much this is ruining my summer. I swear, every time I was attempting to do my homework, they would be super loud and annoying in the kitchen or living room or have their friends over to do shots all of the time. It was really distracting and annoying. I don’t like that they keep using my stuff and not even having the decency to wash them, and I hate how dirty the kitchen is because of them. I’m gone most weekends partly because I have plans and partly because I don’t want to deal with them and their disgusting obnoxiousness. 

Such is the life of an adult. You gotta deal with random asshole roommates if you don’t go into it already with roommates in mind. And having at least one asshole roommate is basically a rite of passage in life. :P

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Cover Lover 45

I turned in my last paper last night! Now I just have to do my online finals by Sunday and Monday, and I'll be freeeee. This is very good since I've recently gotten addicted to Pokemon Go, lol. That, and I just ordered some books this past weekend, so I really need to start reading again. (I know that I definitely did not need to buy anymore books any time soon, but I couldn't help myself >_>)