Tuesday, February 28, 2017

One class almost down!

Spring Break starts next week, and I am READY. This month has been rough, especially the past two weeks where everything accumulated. This is because I'm taking an online class in addition to two at night classes at Mercer. The online class is only eight weeks long, so everything is condensed, which meant that I had a lot of homework due almost every week. 

Lol, the final project for this class was a marketing plan, which averaged to be around 15 pages based on the sample projects that he showed us in class. Instead of working on it slowly over the week, I basically spent an hour researching information the night before and writing the whole thing the next day. My paper was nine pages long. I'm not even aiming for an A anymore. -__-"

Now, I have to read the last six chapters of the textbook and take the final, and I'll finally be done with one of my classes! Does that mean that I'll use the extra time to actually do homework for my other classes once I'm done with this class? Probably not, lol. I'm terrible with time management. My motivation has really gone down since this semester started. 

But yeah, I'm really looking forward to Spring Break! We're planning a surprise birthday party this Friday night for Mikey because his birthday is next Sunday, so he'll never expect it, lol. He just thinks that we're all hanging out on Friday because we haven't had time to hang out as a group in a while. Lol, it's gonna be great. 

Ugh, I don't want to read six chapters though. I'm just procrastinating at this point, lol. Although there is this other manga series that I really do want to finish reading now that it's finally completed...

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Dusty Reads: I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

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

Title: I'll Give You the Sun
Author: Jandy Nelson
Pages: 371
Publication: September 16, 2014
Publisher: Dial Books
Summary taken from goodreads:
A brilliant, luminous story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell 
Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. 
Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.
This radiant novel from the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.
I remember reading and absolutely loving Jandy Nelson's first book, THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE not too long after it was released. It was so well-written, and I loved all of the characters. There was just a lot of emotions that came with this book, and it left with a one of the biggest book hangovers after I finished reading it, because it was so good.

Fast forward a few years, and I found out that she was releasing a new book, so of course I preordered it and waited months and months for it to come. Then, one day, it appeared in my mailbox and I was so excited to start reading. But then homework and tests and anime got in the way, and the book started getting so many awards and recognition... Now it's 2017 and I still haven't read it. -__-"

I will get around to reading this sometime this year! I must! I've only heard great things about this book, so I'll probably devour it as quickly as I devoured THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE once I actually start reading it.

Friday, February 17, 2017

I love my friends (because we are awful to each other)

Like, I cannot express how much I love my friends and how awesome and hilarious and ridiculous they all are. Whenever we hangout, especially in a big group, things are always crazy fun. Oh man, I still laugh when I think about all of the embarrassing things we did to Jerry last Friday night, lol.

Our group decided to go to Sushi Thai last Friday since Mikey got out of work later than expected, so we couldn't go to the new Indian place in Macon like we had originally planned. This was totally fine because we all were down for sushi and had a blast the last time we went to Sushi Thai the previous month. This time, we were surprised by how packed it was and by the lively atmosphere since there was a live singer performing at the open upstairs portion of the restaurant.

We had a cute waitress named Gwen, who graciously put up with our ridiculousness as we decided on what to order and made fun of each other. Most of the guys had ordered a beer, and things just got funnier afterwards when another waiter came by to deliver the drinks since Gwen wasn't old enough to do so.

Because it was so busy, we didn't get our food for a while (we didn't even get our soup or salads until most of the food started arriving!), which just meant that we roasted each other even more as we waited for everyone to get their food, lol. The best part was when Jerry said that he didn't want to touch his chopsticks because his hands were sticky, and I was just like "Yaoi hands" like it was the answer to everything, because we always joke about how big his hands are that they eclipse the sun, lmao. He made this face at me, which was when I realized that our waitress was still at our table talking to one of our friends, so I was trying to say sorry, but I had already taken a bite of my pad thai, so it was hard to say anything. Alec saw the whole exchange and started laughing, which made Harnish want to know what happened, so I had to explain yaoi hands to both him and Harrison, and the whole table died when they heard about what I just said about Jerry, lol.

During one of the times when Gwen stopped by our table, we told her about how Jerry was a Sheriff who had a reputation for slamming people in the jail, so she thought that we were talking about this when he threatened to give us his hands throughout the night whenever we picked on him. It wasn't until we were wrapping up and paying for our meals that Mikey spilled the beans and asked her if she knew what yaoi hands were, and she straight up ran into the nearest corner of the restaurant and laughed into her hands for the longest time! XD

The best part was probably right when we were about to leave, because Harnish had told Gwen that it was Jerry's birthday, and he wanted her to get as many workers as possible to sing happy birthday for him. Harrison heard his evil plan and went along with it after beating him up after she walked away, lol.

The thing is, apparently Harnish and Jerry were both in band together when we were all in high school together, and it was a band thing where they would all wish Jerry a happy birthday everyday. That's why when Harnish found out that Jerry was coming to eat dinner with us, he and Harrison started saying happy birthday to him, which annoyed him a lot, lol.

So when another waitress stopped by our table by the end of the night and asked us who the birthday boy was, we all paused for a second and immediately pointed towards Jerry because we are assholes, lololol. They then asked us who the birthday boy was, so we told them to sing to Jerbear instead of Jerry because that was his embarrassing nickname that Mikey told us when he first introduced him to us, lol.

We found out that our waitress actually sang opera from the waitress we had the last time we came to Sushi Thai, so while a group of workers sang happy birthday to Jerry, we would randomly hear Gwen singing in opera, which somehow made everything even more hilarious. And then, right when we were finally leaving our table, one of the waiters who sang happy birthday said, "I hope you have a happy birthday Jerbear!" We died laughing again, lol.

Lol, it sounds like we just embarrassed Jerry all night, but we all roasted each other throughout the night. David was acting really weird throughout the whole night, which was both amusing and odd, lol. Jerry's was just the most eventful and memorable though. Regardless, Harrison said that he's not friends with us anymore, lol. We're too embarrassing for him, lmao.

A smaller group of us went out to eat at Genghis Grill in Macon last night, which was fun. It was nowhere as embarrassing as it was last week though, lol. However, because Alec was still hungry, we ended up going to the Publix a couple of stores down from Genghis Grill and bought a pack of muffins and ended up huddled up on the only bunch outside of Publix and eating them in 50 degree weather as we talked and goofed off for a while.

I'm definitely glad that I've gotten closer to a lot of my friends that I've met or met again in college and that their friends that they brought along are also really cool and friendly.

Lol, we had originally planned on getting sushi together at least once a month, so I wonder what ridiculousness we'll have in store for March.

(Also, we plan on going out to eat in a big group with Jerry again and telling every place we go to that it's his birthday, because we love him so much, lol.)

Monday, February 6, 2017

Cover Lover 48

Ugh, there's so much homework I need to do before I go to class next week. I've got to answer this week's discussion post, answer the case study questions, read the court cases, catch up on my textbooks reading, and catch up on my other required book reading because I have to write a paper on it in two weeks. Not to mention, I have my first accounting test today and need to take my midterm for my online class sometime this week. And I'm hosting my sister's wedding shower on Sunday. D:

Why do I do this to myself? I had more then enough time to get caught up with my homework this past month! What did I do instead? Read fanfics! Ugh.

On another note, check out these cool covers. I think most of these came out last year, but I'm still in love with them.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Books I Want to Read This Month

I only managed to read one book off of this list last month, which was a little disappointing, since I thought I would have had a lot of time to read before classes started again. But at least it's better than not reading any book, so I guess there's that, lol.
  1. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  2. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
  3. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
  4. Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga
  5. A Midsummer Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
  6. Tilt by Ellen Hopkins
  7. Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  8. Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
  9. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  10. Never Fade by Alexandria Bracken
  11. Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
  12. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  13. Cress by Marissa Meyer
  14. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  15. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

January in Retrospect

I definitely watched a lot of movies this month. In my defense, it was with friends and family, lol. I'm glad I was able to read at least one book before classes start, because I've been swamped with homework since the first day of classes. February is going to be even tougher since my online class is finished at the end of the month, which means lots of projects and papers due before it all.

I read:
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Glitches by Marissa Meyer

I watched:
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015)
  • Yuri!!! On Ice (2016)
  • The Giver (2014)
  • The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
  • Home (2015)
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender Season Two (2017)