Sunday, July 28, 2013

Weekly Haul (74)

So Rightstuf had another sale on Viz manga... XD

I bought We Were There for my sis, so I actually didn't get that much manga, lol.

Blue Exorcist vol. 1-10 by Kazue Kato
We Were There vol. 12-16 by Yuuki Obata

Friday, July 26, 2013

Kpop Appreciation Post: Illy J, Infinite, B.A.P, BTS, Kim Hyun Joong

I am forever in the process of catching up on Kpop, lol. I found this song through one of my subscriptions a few weeks ago. I really like it! It's a lot calmer compared to the rest of the songs mentioned in this post, and the I love the acoustics; they go along with the guys' voices so well.

Listen to Illy J's "Stained"! Judging from the view count, they're pretty unknown, which is such a disappointment. They sound great. I'm going to check out the rest of their music.

But man, I've been out of the loop for the past month that I didn't even know that a whole bunch of my favorite groups had a comeback just last week alone! :c

First, there's Infinite's "Destiny", which I really liked. The is definitely catchy and still retains that Infinite feel that all of their title songs have, and the dancing was pretty awesome. Surprisingly, I actually liked everyone's looks. XD Their outfits weren't too strange, their hair was good, and their expressions! :DDD

Check it out!

B.A.P also had a comeback! Their song "Hurricane" was nothing like I expected. I thought--more like hoped--that they were going to go back to their badass image like in their first three songs, but instead, they had a more charismatic Kpop-y sound with a dubstep interlude that is becoming the norm in Kpop.

I liked it though. And I really liked the fact that Zelo had curls again, lol. Daehyun was lookin' awesome, and so was pretty much everyone else. :D

Listen to it!

I've been interested in BTS ever since their debut a few months ago, because unlike B.A.P, they promised that they were going to stick to their tough concept; they weren't going to change their image with each album, and that is awesome.

Their songs themselves are also awesome. They're tough, but they're also real and relatable. Their newest song, "We Are Bulletproof Pt.2" is no exception. I loved the beat and their attitude. Their singing was also really good as well as the raps. They had a really good blend of both, which is hard to find in a song nowadays.

Also, I loved their dance. The locked and loaded gun part of the chorus and the dance break with the hats were my favorites. :D

Definitely check out their mv!

I've never really been that interested in Kim Hyun Joong, but I definitely like his new song, "Unbreakable". It also features Jay Park, who is also awesome in the song. Plus, the abs... so many abs... :D

Thursday, July 25, 2013

responsibilities suck, yo

I feel like every time I get on my laptop, I've got at least two or three people or things that I need to respond to or do concerning responsibilities. 

First there's my new work-study job that I got, then there's scholarship stuff, and there's all of these club responsibilities since I've got like, three leadership positions--maybe four if we get the astronomy club reinstated. Plus, I also have to finish moving out of my apartment and have Deidra get her stuff out of the apartment by the end of the month.

There's always important emails to be sent and things to do. D:

And I'm also trying to catch up with all of my friends since we've barely seen each other all summer, let alone the past school year, and it's difficult because we're all busy. We've got jobs or summer classes or even both. The summer's almost over, and I'm going to be out of town in the next few weeks and won't be back until the day before classes start... 

There's just not enough time. D:

In conclusion, I don't like being an adult. I never want to grow up. Getting taxed is bad enough! I don't wanna be held accountable for my decisions! :P

Lol, I really just wanted to wank about some stuff. Don't take me seriously. I just did not expect to have to do so many things this summer before school even started. I am socially awkward, being polite is painful, even in emails--especially in emails. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cover Lover 34

Ugh. Today was so tiring it really showed at work. Cam had to leave around one cuz his couch that he ordered was coming in, and Charles and I decided to leave early too because we were too tired and unmotivated.

I've been getting four to five hours of sleep this week, which makes me tired enough, but I decided to skip breakfast this morning since I was running late, so I was practically in a hungry, exhausted daze until lunch. 

Also, I can't seem to take naps anymore because of really good Sterek fics. -__-

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesdays: Words/Topics That Will Make You NOT Pick Up a Book

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the Broke and Bookish.

I'm not a picky reader when it comes to topics, it just depends on what type of mood I'm in when I'm choosing a new book to read. Lately, I've been only reading action/adventure/series books because I want something quick and engaging with not too much emotional baggage because I've been too busy with summer classes and work. 

Top Two Words/Topics That Will Make You NOT Pick Up a Book:

I'm sorry, but to me, nonfiction books will always be synonymous with boring biographies full of pretentious people. I just can't. The only nonfiction that would ever interest me are those reference books about medieval weapons and stuff like that.

See reason above.

So yeah, that's about it. Like I said, I'm not picky. :P

Monday, July 22, 2013

Summer Classes Are Over!

I don't think I did that well on my Accounting test, but I really can't bring myself to care. :P

I'm hoping to have made an A on my Statistics test or else I'll end up having a B in that class, which would really suck considering how well I was doing in the beginning. :\

But whatever. I'm too happy about not having to study for a whole month before classes start again. XD Now I have time to do other things! Catch up on a whole lot of things.

Also, new Teen Wolf in an hour! :DDD

Sunday, July 21, 2013

yet another weekend cramming/procrastinating ;__;

My last two tests are tomorrow, and I am hardly prepared. D: This is mainly my fault--as always--but still. Ugh, I hate myself so much sometimes. 

I meant to study after work on Wednesday and Thursday, but the A/C broke at the apartment on Tuesday and was in the middle of being fixed the next day, so I couldn't even go upstairs to attempt to study because it was so hot until some time after nine. By then, I couldn't bring myself to care study, I was too hot and tired. :P

...I don't even remember much of what I did on Thursday night. o__O I unpacked my stuff that I had brought home from the apartment, and I think I read half of a chapter, and then I goofed off for the rest of the night.

Then I started my period on Friday, and I couldn't find my pain medicine that I bought a few months ago, so I was basically too distracted by cramps for the majority of the night when I tried to study. That lead me to spending too much time on Tumblr trying to distract myself from the pain and then losing the motivation to study anymore. -__-"

Michelle came home on Saturday, so it was impossible trying to study with her there ordering me around to help take her stuff out of the car or just bothering me. -__- In addition, when my dad came home, we went to the movies to watch Pacific Rim, which was pretty cool. 

Today, I studied a bit before my dad came home and we left to go to the apartment to finish moving all of the big furniture out of it before our lease runs out at the end of the month. And I should definitely get back to cramming since I only have a few hours of brainpower left.

(I can't believe I stayed up until four this morning reading a fic. D:)

I'm just ready for tomorrow to be over since I refuse to take the finals on Wednesdays, no matter what my average is. I'm still going to have at least a B in both of my classes, and right now, I can't bring myself to care if I don't make at least one A.

But yeah, once the tests are over, I will officially be done with summer classes and can enjoy my summer study-free again. To celebrate, I get to enjoy the new episode of Teen Wolf with Shanice tomorrow night. XD

Just a few more hours of torture!

Saturday, July 20, 2013


The other day, I got Shanice interested in a YouTuber that I follow called danisnotonfire. We ended up watching a couple of his videos about the internet and Tumblr, and we totally related to one of his videos called "FANDOMS".

Basically, he talks about how you suddenly get sucked into fandom because of the internet, which eventually leaves you rocking back and forth on the floor reeling in feels every time you log onto the internet, especially Tumblr.

But yeah, because of Teen Wolf, we've been really sucked into the fandom because Tumblr is a terrible enabler with brilliant gifsets and fics and edits that causes us too many feels.

If you have an obsession with a TV show, movie, band, or all three, you will probably relate to this video. :P If you don't, you can at least enjoy his British accent. XD

Friday, July 19, 2013

Book Review: Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

Title: Shut Out
Author: Kody Keplinger
Pages: 273
Publication: September 5, 2011
Publisher: Poppy
Summary taken from goodreads:
Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. At Hamilton High, it's a civil war: the football team versus the soccer team. And for her part,Lissa is sick of it. Her quarterback boyfriend, Randy, is always ditching her to go pick a fight with the soccer team or to prank their locker room. And on three separate occasions Randy's car has been egged while he and Lissa were inside, making out. She is done competing with a bunch of sweaty boys for her own boyfriend's attention 
Then Lissa decides to end the rivalry once and for all: She and the other players' girlfriends go on a hookup strike. The boys won't get any action from them until the football and soccer teams make peace. What they don't count on is a new sort of rivalry: an impossible girls-against-boys showdown that hinges on who will cave to their libidos first. But what Lissa never sees coming is her own sexual tension with the leader of the boys, Cash Sterling...


SHUT OUT is an amazing sophomore novel. While I liked Kody Keplinger's first book, THE DUFF, SHUT OUT easily became my favorite out of her books (so far) because Keplinger took my favorite parts of THE DUFF--the amazingly developed characters and their real problems and the underlying message that most girls underrate themselves when they should be doing the far opposite--and takes it even further to discuss the hypocritical standards of society, particularly about societal expectations about males and females and sex.

And Keplinger writes about it in such a wonderful, unobtrusive way. She's not preaching about it at you; it's not even the main plot. But because it's written more like an unexpected addition to the sex strike, it's great for younger readers who have yet to realize the double standards that are imposed on males and females, especially the ones that are commonly brought up in high school such as slut shaming and giving up your virginity so early. It gives the readers a gentle push in the direction of feminism, and I am all for it. The more people realize just how unequal and unfair it is between the sexes, the better.

And can I just talk about how AWESOME Chloe is? She knows what she wants and she's not afraid to say it. She doesn't let rumors and name-calling get to her, and she's the best type of friend ever, always staying by Lissa's side no matter what and giving her sound advice. She sees through all of the bullshit of high school and relationships. Best of all, she's okay with being herself. No pretenses, no facade. Overall, she's great.

The other characters were also great. Lissa had her flaws, and although it took her a while to sort out her problems, she finally did, and she was likable once you understood all of her ticks and why she had them. Cash was an interesting male lead. At first, I was worried that he was going to be one of those stereotypical love interest who was hot and mysterious and that was it, but Keplinger proved herself once again on showing a guy who got embarrassed in front of the girl he liked and who was funny and had his own family problems--someone who was also human; not some perfect guy that everyone unquestionably fell for. And Randy...well, I already figured out how he was going to turn out near the very beginning.

The writing was great, the plot was awesome, and the characters basically carried the whole story. I definitely recommend reading SHUT OUT. And if you want to read a similar story, I recommend THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB by Elizabeth Eulberg, which is also a really good book although it had the potential to be something really amazing if it had expanded on some aspects of the book like how it did in SHUT OUT.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Shows I'm Currently Watching: Teen Wolf, Free!, Monstar, Blue Exorcist

It's been a while since I did my last one, and I've somehow ended up starting watching a bunch of different shows and anime these past few weeks. -__-"

Oh my God, this season has me exploding with feels every week. Like, there's a new episode every Monday, and it literally takes me the rest of the week to recuperate before the next episode ruins me. I wonder if I'd be freaking out as much if I didn't have to wait a week for a new episode since I'm used to watching Teen Wolf all in one go when the season's already over (season one when it was on Netflix) or almost over (season two).

There's only two episodes out so far, and even though it's kind of ridiculous, I still like it enough. I think most of the characters are amusing, especially Haru and his obsession with water, lol. The art is really pretty, and I'm pretty sure the main reason why people are watching it is because it features lots of shirtless guys because it's a swimming anime. That, and it's targeted towards the female demographic, which is rare. :P

I've only watched two episodes of this Kdrama so far, and I already like it. It might be because of all of the singing involved, lol. It's still ongoing, so I'm not in a rush to catch up yet, because Teen Wolf has taught me that waiting every week is detrimental to my health. XD

This is the only finished series that I'm currently watching, lol. I only meant to watch the first episode to see if I liked it enough to want to buy the manga because Rightstuf was having a sale on all ten volumes, but it was so good that I ended up watching three episodes before stopping to do some errands. Then I spent too much time the next day watching the anime instead of studying like I was supposed to. -__-"

Until my classes are over--which is next week!--I don't think that I'm motivated/interested in reading anything. That, and all of these shows are keeping me preoccupied enough as it is. :P

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesdays: Authors Who Deserve More Recognition

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the Broke and Bookish.

It actually took me a while to think of some authors because I've been in the book blogging world for so long that I don't really remember who's not popular because I've heard of them or their books for a while now. :P Although this excludes debut authors because I have yet to read anything recent these past few months.

Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition:
  • Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Jandy Nelson
  • Jordan Sonnenblick
  • Moira Young
  • Julia Hoban
  • Marie Lu
  • Barry Lyga
  • Hannah Moskowitz
  • Mike Mullin
  • Kirsten Smith

Monday, July 15, 2013

Tumblr Pics 39

Urgh... today was not good. 

And it's all dark and thunderstorm-y and I'm too sleepy to study...

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Super Late Graphics Camp Post?? ...I Guess?

So basically a year ago, I told you that I was going to this Graphics Camp for a week...and then I never mentioned it again once I got back. I haven't mentioned anything for the past few months though. -__-" (I just still don't really feel like blogging, I guess? I don't know; it's more like, there are other things I could be doing instead watching stuff on Youtube. OTL)

But yeah, I figured I'd get around to it now before I totally forget about my whole experience. :P

Camp was fun. We even started off the trip with a bang. Jeffy came over to pick me up while I was frantically trying to stuff everything into my bags because I decided to finish packing at the last minute. And then we had to turn back around after we had left 15 minutes later because I forgot to pack sleeping close. -__-" And then Jeffy decided to go 100mph since we were on a quiet deserted road and his car basically broke down after we got off the interstate to get some lunch because of that. We basically had the car in neutral while we drifted to the gas station that was thankfully right next to the interstate.

Jeffy called his dad to see if he knew what was wrong after trying to see what was wrong with the car himself, and parents ended up coming to get us and driving us to the camp after putting Jeffy's car in a different location and calling a towing company on the way. The ride up was kind of quiet as Jeffy sulked after his parents berated him for going 90mph (cuz he definitely wasn't going to tell them the real truth, lol) in his old car.

We honestly thought that we were going to get to camp late since the check-in time was from 3-4, and it was already three when Jeffy's parents showed up, but we somehow managed to get there in time. :) But either way, since Jeffy's parents didn't know that he was driving me there, too, we lied and said that we ran into each other with my other friends who were also going to camp and that he offered to give me a ride since he noticed that car car was packed, so I texted Emily and Jeffy texted Alexis to tell them to tell the people at camp that we were going to be arriving late while also telling them about our alibi if Jeffy's parents ask about my friends.

Lol, now that I think about it, we had so much lying and scheming going on, it was a bit ridiculous. :P

So, we checked in, and it turned out that I didn't have a roommate because the way that the rooms were situated involved two rooms combined with a bathroom connecting them together. Each room has two beds, and the room that was connected with mine had two of my friends from HOCO. The reason why I got my own room was because Emily and Alexis's bathroom door's lock was broken and they didn't feel comfortable living with strangers who could easily come into their room and steal their stuff, so the camp people asked if it was okay if I lived in the adjoining room and they were okay with that since they knew me (and I didn't have a say since I wasn't there, lol).

After we waited for one more person to arrive--there was only 10 people who came in all, it was a surprise to all of us at how evenly split it was between guys and girls, lol--we went to go eat dinner, but it turned out that the dining room was already closed, so we ended up walking around campus trying to find somewhere to eat that would take our meal card. In the end, we went to Subway and had to pay for our own meals.

Once done with eating, we went back to our part of campus where our rooms were at. What's funny about the place was that, unlike most places where you're locked out of a building, our place was locked on the inside. You had to have a card that only teachers and PA's had to swipe to open the doors to let us out of the building and swipe again to get into the building behind it that was where our rooms were at.

Anyway, the building had its own rec center/hangout place. It was movie night, so we finally agreed to watch "Coming to America" since no one had watched it yet. While we were waiting for some of the student staff to set up the movie, we went around the room and introduced ourselves, and afterwards, the girls had set up the ping-pong table while the guys played billiards. In the end, the guys quit playing billiards and played ping-pong, getting super competitive, which made it less fun for the girls. :/

Then it was 11 and we had to go back to our rooms to shower and get ready for bed. We had to wake up at seven the next morning, which I wasn't really looking forward to since I usually went to bed around one or two. But I woke up nonetheless thanks to Eriko, the girl PA.

We went to a different building for breakfast and then went to what was basically the Graphic's room where we spent the majority of our mornings and afternoons in designing and creating things. I really liked the room although it was way too cold for my liking, but it made sense since the room consisted of four rows full of 27" iMac computers and rolly chairs.

I have to tell you, after experience a huge HD screen like that all week, it was hard not to see the appeal of an iMac and wanting one myself. -__-"

In that room, using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and/or Photoshop, we all created our own designs for metal water bottles, stickers, foldable boxs, hats, shirts, posters, and pages for a book. In another building across campus, we got to see how to make the plates for the stickers and the machine that used the plate to create and cut our stickers (which was a lot) and transfer our designs from a pieces of paper onto other objects and cut out perforated holes to make our boxes.

It was really cool and interesting to see how to do everything, especially since we got to help take part in every process of everything that we did.

Check out my t-shirt! I still wear it to bed, lol. It hasn't faded at all. 

Then, for dinner, we would go to a different dining hall or building depending on what we wanted after the first few days when we found out that we could use our meal cards to eat out at some of the restaurants around campus. And since we had to pay for our own dinner the first night that we came, the people in charged of the program told us that they would pay for ice cream for us, so we got to go to Cold Stone and get free ice cream, which most of us saved for later since we just ate dinner at Einstein's beforehand.

After dinner, we always had something planned, which usually had us in the rec room for the rest of the night until curfew. On the second night, we had a mandatory karaoke night, which meant that all of us had to sing at least one song on the Wii. It was hilarious watching Ian and Spencer especially since they both really got into it, and Spencer was always dancing and doing these funny moves whenever he sang.

After we got tired of that, we went outside and played Capture the Flag. Alexis and I were picked as the captains since we were the most quiet of the group while they were explaining everything. What I realized later was that I had unknowingly picked all of the athletes to be on my team. Kamaria plays lacross and volleyball, Eriko plays soccer, and Grayson and Dylan are football players. I was the only nonathletic player, and I was the leader, lol. But I was mainly a figurehead since we all came up with the strategy together.

We hid our flag, which was Eriko's bright yellow tank top on a door handle in a corner at the far end of our side of the field. I hid in a bush right in front of it, Kamaria hid behind the dumpster that was second closest to our flag, Dylan climbed up a tree to act as a lookout, and Eriko and Grayson stood in front of our jail, which was a brick grill.

While Eriko, Grayson, and eventually Dylan went to our opponent's side to look for their flag, I was moving around behind the bush, being eaten alive by mosquitoes. It was really bad. When I get a mosquito bite, it swells up to at least the size of a quarter, and by the end of the night, I had over 50 bites on my arms and legs. I really regretted not changing out of my shorts and into pants earlier.

And when I finally was called out from hiding behind the bush to help get Grayson out of jail, Kevin pushed me too hard and I lost my balance and fell on the concrete floor, scraping both of my knees so much that I started bleeding. I went to the bathroom and cleaned it up and joined the game a little bit later and eventually got out of jail with Dylan's help, and we managed to win in the end. :)

By that time, we were all tired and dripping in sweat (except for Spencer, Jeffrey, and Emily who had been in our jail for a long time, lol). I was so sore for the next three days, it really sucked, but it was funny too. I really need to work out more.

I always say that I like to run, but I never go running... and all I've been doing lately is staying in my room all day on my laptop or in bed reading. I can really see the amount of flab I've been gaining over the summer. ;__; But it's so damn hot outside that I never want to do anything once I step outside!

...I'm digressing.

Besides designing different stuff like stickers and boxes, we also learned how to make three different types of books: spiral, perfect, and the double-loop. The teachers had taken pictures of all of us when we had karaoke night and used it to design the cover of the books. The rest of the class had to design at least one page for the inside of the book. I was too busy working on all of my other designs that I didn't really know what to submit for my page, so I just created a crosswords puzzle using words that we learned in class. 

For the rest of our nights, after going swimming and playing wallyball (which had their own drama, but I don't really wanna type it all out), we learned how to play ERS and quickly became good enough at it that our games were always super intense and funny. It was great. Emily, who is never competitive, is a boss at the game, and Ian, who was the one to teach us how to play, always roars whenever he losses, which is how he got the nickname Rex. XD And Kevin is usually a beat behind everyone, so he'll be one of the first out, and whenever he realizes that there's a sandwich, he'll slap his hand down on top of everyone else's even though it was over by then.

It was really fun. On our last night together, almost all of us went back to the rec room and played ERS for the last time, and it was a blast and kind of sad at the same time since we all knew that it would be our last time playing ERS with each other. I found it also really sad because every day, I would get to know some of the other campers better, and it sucked that we had such a short time to hang and play together.

The next day, we had to wake up early and put our stuff in the van to go to the Rock, which was this graphics company a couple of hours away that we were going to have a tour of before going home. We ate breakfast at our usual cafeteria place before we left and slept in the van for the majority of the ride up there.

It was interesting. After getting a brief slideshow, we split up into two groups--a girl group and a boy group--and got a tour of the place. Afterwards, we had lunch and got to listen to some of the workers' stories of what they did and how they got there.

Then it was time to leave. Jeffy's mom picked us up from there and dropped me off home. The ride back wasn't even that long since the Rock is actually somewhat near Warner Robins. It was around a 45 minute ride.

So yeah, this is a year late, but that's basically what happened at Graphic Design Camp at Georgia Southern.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Today was really crappy. D:

Shanice, Meethu, and I were planning on going to the movies today, but Meethu said she'd meet us there because her mom wanted to go look at some houses first, so Shanice and I went and watched "White House Down" but couldn't watch "Pacific Rim" and "Fast and Furious 6" like we had wanted to because of reasons, so we left and decided to rent something from Redbox and watch it at my place instead.

Yeah, then things really started becoming shitty. 

We were at Redbox, trying to decide on which movies to watch before we realized that we could just watch it on Netflix or somewhere else online, so we left and went to Shanice's house to pick up her Macbook and HDMI adapter since my HDMI adapter was still at the apartment. We lazed around for a while trying to find something to watch on Netflix and waiting for "Rise of the Guardians" to buffer while we waited for Meethu to come over, but Meethu eventually texted that she couldn't come over after all since her dad was coming home early. And there was no movie we wanted to watch on Netflix that one of us hadn't already seen or some reason or another. In addition, the movie was not buffering and Shanice's Macbook was being laggy for some reason. 

I blamed the weather. And my own laptop because it was also being super slow and laggy. Shanice blamed the wi-fi, lol, since her laptop was not used to my wi-fi. 

In the end, we decided to just go to Redbox after all and rent "Rise of the Guardians" and "Hansel and Gretel" to watch, only we went to a different Redbox, and "Rise of the Guardians" was already checked out! So we went to McDonald's to pick up a quick dinner since we were a little hungry and remembered that there was another Redbox across the street at Kroger. Luckily, one of the two kiosks had "Rise of the Guardians". 

When we went back to my place, Shanice put the movie in her laptop and started it up, and we spent some time trying to find out why the input button wasn't working (I had to use the other remote), and things were looking pretty well. We watched a commercial for "The Croods," and Shanice was just about to plug her charger in so that her Macbook wouldn't die, right before it shut itself off. 

Then she smelled something burning coming from her laptop where her HDMI adapter was plugged in. D: She couldn't turn it on, so we tried to research it online, but everyone said that it was best to get it serviced, so she called Apple and found out that she had 17 days left on her warranty and that she might need to purchase an AppleCare Protection Plan or something.

Anyway, we're going to the PeachMac store tomorrow to see if they can fix it or if she does need to buy the Protection Plan after all.

The other problem was the fact that the TV was also not working. It was still on from when we were trying to watch the movie, but when I tried to change it back to our satellite, it wouldn't work, so I turned it off. And I haven't been able to turn it back on since. DDD:

I tried researching it, unplugging it, doing a forced restarted, and calling the company. They said that I had to get it serviced and gave me two phone numbers. Of course, it was late so they didn't answer. And I called Shelle back since she called me when I was on the phone with the company. The ironic thing was that this wasn't the only broken TV in our house right now. The big screen in the living room hasn't been working for the past few weeks, and Shelle had to call and try to fix it last week for my parents. The only solution she could come up with was getting it serviced as Sears, but we haven't had a chance to take it to the store to get it fixed, so we might just have to wait until my dad's free to take both TV's to the store. 

I still haven't told my dad yet since he hasn't come home yet. :\ Just told my mom and she thinks it's the lightening's fault. Shanice said that it might be because of lightening because we don't have a surge protector for the game room's TV, and the one we have for the living room is really old, so. :\ I think we need to invest in some surge protectors now, especially since it's been raining/thunderstorming/lightening for the past few weeks.

Also, when I tried to log onto my bank account after giving up on trying to fix the TV, my account was frozen since I typed in my password incorrectly too many times. Like, seriously? SERIOUSLY??? I had to go online and reset my password. Ugh. 

But yeah. Today totally sucked. Tomorrow better be better. Or else I'm going to go crazy. 

Lol, Shanice and I were wondering if today really was Friday the 13th cuz it sure felt like it. :P

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Dusty Reads: World War Z by Max Brooks

Dusty Reads is a weekly post featuring a book that has been sitting unread on my home shelf for some time.

Title: World War Z
Author: Max Brooks
Pages: 342
Publication: September 12, 2006
Publisher: Crown
Summary taken from goodreads:
The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time.World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years. 

Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War.  

Most of all, the book captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event. Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts requires a degree of courage on the part of the reader, but the effort is invaluable because, as Mr. Brooks says in his introduction, “By excluding the human factor, aren’t we risking the kind of personal detachment from history that may, heaven forbid, lead us one day to repeat it? And in the end, isn’t the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as ‘the living dead’?” 

Note: Some of the numerical and factual material contained in this edition was previously published under the auspices of the United Nations Postwar Commission.
I watched the movie a few weeks ago and absolutely loved it. I've had this book for three years now, and I have yet to crack it open, which, after watching the movie, seems like a crime. :P

But seriously, I've heard that the movie was different from the book since the book focuses on more than one person, so I really think that I'll like it since it chronicles the events of the outbreak all around the world, not just about one person but many people and the impact the virus left on everyone.

So yeah, I should definitely get onto reading this book sometime soon. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I got a job!

I forgot to mention this last week since I was so busy cramming for my tests, but I got a job!

I had an interview last Tuesday, which I didn't think I did so well because they're first question was what did I know about them, and I totally blanked. -__-" I mean, I really should have prepared myself better about knowing about them since the email telling me about the interview suggested me to check out their website, which I did; I just browsed through it and didn't remember much besides reminding myself to check out Bearlinks, and that was the only thing I could talk about when they asked me that question.

And it started pouring when I got off of work to go change into my nicer clothes for the interview, and it was still raining when I had to go for the interview, so I looked like a mess with frizzy hair, rolled up dress pants, and flip-flops because I refused to wear my flats in the rain because I knew they would become ruined. And yeah, trying to navigate through the rain and clean up took longer than expected, and I was lost for a bit trying to find their office, so I ended up being a few minutes late, and ugh. I did not think I made that great of a first impression, lol. I was so frazzled and nervous, like this dude, lol.

Towards the end of the interview, they told me that they would call or email me with their decision some time next week, so I thought that I would have enough time forgetting what a fail I was during the interview (I wanted to slap myself for how many times I said "like" during the interview). Then, the next day during class, I checked my email during break and saw that I was hired! I had a mini heart attack in class; I didn't expect to get a response so quickly. c:

I could not believe it, especially since they told me that they had a couple of other interviews after me, but I guess I seemed competent enough for them to want to hire me. I think it was because of my resume, lol. 

But yeah, now I have an office job during the school year. It works out really well since I have two hours free in between classes every day, which is when I'm going to work instead of laze around and procrastinate, lol. But yeah, I hope they don't mind me eating lunch while I'm working, lol, cuz that's my lunch time every day. :P

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Best/Worst Movie Adaptations

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the Broke and Bookish.

The first five movies I did not like because they didn't stick with the book's plot well enough or the acting and/or the graphics were bad. 

Top Five Worst Movie Adaptations:
  • Twilight
  • Blood and Chocolate
  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Avalon High

These I thought had the best adaptations because of the great acting, the great scenery, and the great cast. Plus, they all stuck with the book's plot pretty well without skipping too many scenes or changing too much to fit with the movie's quicker plot. 

Top Ten Best Movie Adaptations:
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & 2
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Prince Caspian
  • Tomorrow When the War Began
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Both lists were actually pretty hard to come up with since there are a lot of movie adaptations I've watched but have yet to read the actual book to compare each other with.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Movie Review: This Is the End

Title: This Is the End
Running time: 107 minutes
Release date: June 12, 2013
Rating: R
Summary taken from IMDb:
While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.


Maybe it was because I had my expectations too high for this movie since it seemed really awesome when I watched the trailer months in advance, but yeah, I was kind of disappointed with THIS IS THE END.

I think my main problem with the movie was the characters. Almost all of them were so self-absorbed that it was hard to like them since they were so stuck up their asses. And there was no character growth until the very end, so it was really difficult for me to sympathize with any of them.

Also, it was really hard taking the plot seriously when the special effects were really obvious. I thought that with their budget, they would be able to have better GC effects. I mean seriously, half of the flames looked like something I would see on YouTube.

The ending wasn't that great either since it was really rushed, and I didn't think that they deserved what happened to them so quickly, especially since their individual reasons for being left alive was barely even acknowledged, so how could their last few actions save them?

Friday, July 5, 2013

Cramming for my tests again... ;___;

I hate how no matter how many times I tell myself to read over the chapters we just went over and study during the week, I never do it, so when a test comes around, I'm scrambling around trying to cram everything in during the weekend. 

I've got an accounting test on Monday and a statistics test on Wednesday, and I haven't even finished reading half of the chapters for the accounting test. I'm taking a quick break right now because my brain is feeling like mush and everything I've read has just blurred together.

Accurate gif is accurate. 

Gotta go study now. =3=

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Books I Want to Read This Month

I did pretty well last month reading three books off of the list. Then I became sidetracked with VIXX and Teen Wolf and didn't read anything for two weeks...
  1. The Dealer by Robert Muchamore
  2. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  3. From What I Remember by Stacie Kramer & Valerie Thomas
  4. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  5. The Boy Book by E. Lockhart
  6. Linger by Maggie Stiefvator
  7. Chime by Franny Billingsley
  8. Tiger's Curse by Collen Houck
  9. Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers
  10. The Whole Stupid Way We Are by N. Griffin
  11. UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn
  12. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  13. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbarb
  14. Prodigy by Marie Lu
  15. Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Top Ten Tuesdays: Most Intimidating Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the Broke and Bookish.

This wasn't a difficult list to compile, lol. These are some of the books that I own that I have yet to read because of their high expectations and more likely than not, pagecount.

Top Ten Most Intimidating Books