Saturday, March 26, 2016

Cover Lover 44

Gotta love extended weekends, lol. We had Friday off because of Good Friday, and because it was a work day for my art class on Thursday, I skipped it as well to start off the weekend even earlier. XD I mean, I still went to school later to go workout with my friends and go eat a late lunch with both of my littles, so it was all good. 

After I got home, I quickly showered before Shanice came over and we went to go watch Zootopia and 10 Cloverfield Lane. Zootopia was great! It was definitely worth all of the hype. I got so many feels, lol. 10 Cloverfield Lane was pretty interesting until the last part when it went completely different than I expected, lol. All-in-all, both were good movies to watch. It was just really funny because both theaters were completely empty except for the two of us, so we got to talk as loud as we wanted and goof off while waiting for the movies to start. 

This weekend has been very chill so far. I have a homework assignment due tonight and tomorrow night at midnight that I have yet to start on and a test to study for, but I just can't bring myself to do anything productive...

So now I'm looking at book covers, lol. Some of these have already been out for a while, but I still really like them!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Perspective and Trust

Let's take a minute to talk about perspective and trust.

Today, my bf drove up to Kennesaw with one of his friends to visit another friend who had just transferred to Kennesaw State University. Sounds innocuous, right? Now, let's add a few details: he drove up with his friend who had made a pass at him earlier on in their relationship when Tre thought that he was gay, and they're visiting my bf's ex-gf who my bf has had a crush on since high school. Sounds a lot worse now, huh? Not to mention, his ex even called him once when she was high on anesthesia after a dentist appointment and told him that she regretted that their relationship didn't work out. 

Man, relationships are complicated, lol. But it doesn't have to be. I mean, I knew about all of this way before this trip even happened; David tells me everything that happens to him, so I know that he's on good terms with both of his friends. That, and because I'm also friends with the both of them, it's not a big deal to me about all of the things that happened between them and David, because I know nothing's going to happen. I mean, Tre pretty much told both me and David that I was Tre's gf now, lol. 

The main reason why I'm okay with David still being friends with the both of them is because I know that David loves me and would never cheat on me. It's as simple as that. He's been cheated on before (with his ex), and he hates that feeling the most, so he never wants to do that to anyone else. And I trust him. That's why I'm never jealous, because I know that he'll always come back to me. 

But yeah, I was driving home today thinking about life when I realized that David went on a trip to hangout with people who've shown interest in him before and thought that it was pretty funny.

Now I gotta go make this green tea cheese cake brownie for Jenny's party tonight! :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Spring Break is Over :(

I feel like this Spring Break went by way too fast! It went by in the blink of an eye. Now I'm back at school trying to remember how to be productive again, lol.

David and I went up to visit my sis and her fiance for half of the break since Meethu, Emily, and I had made plans on that Friday. David and I were planning on going back home on Wednesday but ended up extending it to Thursday, lol.

We mainly came up to visit Shelle and Kyle to help them clean up their new house that they just bought. That, and to eat at Iron Age, which renovated and expanded after they bought the restaurant next to them sometime last year. Omg, it was so good! Their menu also expanded, and we ended up trying lots of different types of food.

David and I went up on Saturday after I dropped off and picked up Brian from his ACT test at Mercer, and helped them pack some boxes in their guest room that we were staying in. The next day, visited our grandma for a little bit, we cleaned the house some and found out that the previous owner had messed around with the drainage in the backyard, so that was another problem they had to address.

Afterwards, we went to Iron Age to eat Korean BBQ, which was heavenly. Then, we went to Dave & Busters to walk off all of the food that we ate. Shelle and Kyle were addicted to playing this SpongeBob game where you drop coins and hope that the coins and cards fall down to earn tickets. If you collected all nine different SpongeBob character cards, then you would get 5,000 tickets or something ridiculous like that. Shelle and Kyle ended up getting two sets of the nine cards plus many extra duplicate cards. Basically, they had way too many tickets in the end and not much that they wanted to buy with them, so they bought the mugs that David wanted and the candy that I wanted along with these donut pillows for us, lol.

The next day, we ran a lot of errands with Shelle, who took the day off, and did a lot of cleaning. I finished cleaning the last bathroom while David vacuumed and Shelle steam cleaned. We stopped cleaning after Kyle got home from work and chilled and made dinner.

Tuesday was an off day for David and me, since both Shelle and Kyle had work. We met up for lunch and grocery shopping with David's mom and his older sis, Steph, since they were in town. After that, we went to the outlet mall near Shelle and Kyle's apartment and I finally bought some tennis shoes! Mikey and Alec have been getting onto me about my converses every time I workout with them, lol. David actually paid for them since he promised to do so a long time ago and because he felt bad for making me mad at him earlier in the week.

Wednesday, we went hiking on Kennesaw Mountain. It was fun at first because I was talking pictures for my black and white photography class. Then we hit the end of the first trail we were on that led to two different trails, one that was .9 miles long and one that was 2.5 miles long. Guess which one David chose to hike: the 2.5 miles one.

It was fine for the first mile, but after a while, I started getting hungry, and because we didn't pack any snacks since David said that we wouldn't need any, I started getting really hangry with him. Then, because we had parked in a different location than what we thought, we pretty much had to walk around half of the mountain to find our car, so I was even more pissed with him since we didn't turn around and walk back the first trail we went on like I mentioned the first time. Pretty much, we spent four hours hiking and walking from 10:30-2:30, so it was also pretty hot as well.

Once we got back, all I wanted to do was eat, shower, and nap forever I was so tired. That's pretty much what we did until Kyle and Shelle got home, lol. We went to their Wing Chun class later that night as well. It was pretty cool seeing all of their moves. 

The next day, we went home. I stayed at David's place for a couple of hours until he had to go run an errand for his dad. Then I went home and just chilled. Emily texted Meethu and me and told us that she had the flu, so we had to cancel our plans of visiting her at GA Southern, which sucked. Meethu and I made plans to go workout the next day instead, lol.  

Our workout wasn't as extreme as the ones Mikey made us do, so I actually wasn't that bad off although I had to stop doing arm exercises because my right shoulder was acting up again. But yeah, working out with Meethu, who doesn't workout much, made me realize just how much I've improved in the past few months. It just never really seemed like I improved much since Mikey and Alec are always so far ahead of me in terms of strength and stamina. Regardless, it's nice to know that I am actually improving.

My mom called and told us (my bro and me) that she wasn't coming home that night, so David ended up spending the night. We showered and pretty much just chilled for the rest of the night. By this point, I was super addicted to reading The Legend of Sun Knight series by Yu Wo, so I couldn't stop reading, lol. That's pretty much how the rest of the weekend passed by with me just reading.

So yeah, the break's over, and I'm just really sad about this, lol.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Dusty Reads: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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

Title: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Pages: 390
Publication: Feiwel & Friends
Publisher: January 3, 2012
Summary taken from goodreads:
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
I was super excited when just the synopsis of this book came out years ago. I was even more pumped after the cover was revealed and pre-ordered the book as soon as it was available on Amazon. That was four years ago...

I think I didn't want to read it after it came out because of all of the hype. I didn't want to get my hopes up only to be disappointed because it wasn't as great as I thought it would be due to everyone else gushing about it. That, and at the time, I usually waited until a second or third book came out before reading it so that I wouldn't have to wait as long to read the next book in the series if I liked it.

Now that the series is finished, I really want to read it, especially since they all received great reviews!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Books I Want to Read This Month

I really want to get around to read some of these books this month! I have too many first books in a series and not many of their sequels though... D:
  1. Homeland by Cory Doctorow
  2. Never Fade by Alexandria Bracken
  3. Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  4. Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  5. Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga
  6. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  7. Angelfall by Susan Ee
  8. Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
  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 Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  14. Nevermore by James Patterson
  15. Divergent by Veronica Roth

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

February in Retrospect

I'm happy that I got to read two books this month, especially because it's been a while since I last read a physical book. I'm reading the third book in the series but am kind of losing interest, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to finish it. :/ 

But I definitely watched a lot of anime this month, lol. My favorite would have to be GATE. It's so good!

I read:
  • Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I watched:
  • Seraph of the End: Battle of Nagoya (2015)
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (2015)
  • GATE Season 1 (2015)
  • Seiken Tsukai no World Break (2015)
  • Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (2015)
  • Deadpool (2016)