(click to see bigger) I was a gypsy! Made from an odd assortment of old clothes... Boo was Emo, he got really into it! See below...
& I couldn't recover the deleted haircut photos without coughing up $20 to ApplexSoft, so forget that! These'll have to do!
Ok, seriously, who with a Mac does NOT have this pic? lol
*Ok, so remember about two months ago when I said I'd get back to you tomorrow? Well, yea, let's start from there...*
What I wanted to write about was Katherine (formerly known as Smeagol) coming to visit for the first time in about FOUR YEARS!
So, as you can guesstimate, it was a long anticipated event that went by way too quickly! :'(
She came down for a ceremony her father had to participate in and she only stayed for a couple days, visited me for one. T_T
It was kind of awkward at first, but we ended up laughing it off nervously and trying to catch up with eachother's past near-half-decade. Then the conversation turned to Jrock and we migrated to my Fool's Mate magazines, and there we were brought to eachother's present fixations. :) we both really want to start a band, which will likely be difficultly done interstate, but new, for sure! We ended up going to dinner at a favorite local sushi restaurant and talking about each other's progress in the Japanese language (which was pretty comical; she says it's worse for her, though, because she's asian, so when she tries to speak her super-american-japanese all her listeners think she's a twinkie xP). After that, the adventure really began, when I had to drive her to the relatives with whom she was staying- on a military base- where all GPS locating and mapping is blocked - which includes MapQuest, the way we had planned to find our way back! D8 So, we didn't realize this fact (though it seems pretty obvious in hindsight :P) until we were already on the base, in pitch black, 9:30pm dark. I kept asking, "Does this look familiar?" But nothing did, except for the hanger that we drove by from different angles about four times. XP
After about forty minutes, her mom called asking where we were. Embarrassing answer, "Eeeh, somewhere close, I think..?" We finally got her cousin to drive out to another building we had driven by enough times to know where IT was, and then we said our goodbyes and おやすみなさい's and parted ways (after, of course, her cousin had given me directions out of that abyssmal labyrinth).
And that was that. Good luck in college, Kat! 頑張っておください!!
*The following post is utter nonsense. The product of me writing after 10pm, with nothing on my stomach but candy corn and chai tea, and with way too much information to convey. Apologies. And, should you begin to wonder, should you dare to read on, the random lines followed by a time and date are indeed tweets that have been randomly inserted where I deliriously saw fit. Consider yourself warned & have fun!*
Sorry about that again. I had some pretty serious virus problems that resulted in me getting a new laptop (yay!). My old one, Sleighbell, finally passed away on Thursday, losing almost complete function to the Virut virus, having to be formatted+reinstalled and traded with my father for a brand new MacBook Pro (I know, I’m an ex-PC traitor), may her bitchy soul rest in peace.
And so begins the reign of Sleighbell the Bitchtastic the Second! :D
To other more mentionable passings that have occurred since my absence, rest in peace, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, Jasmine You, and Patrick Swayze. :’(
School started up again 3 weeks or so ago on Monday. :( And it appears my computer is not as fixed as I thought. :( WHAT IS WITH ALL THESE TECHNICAL BUGS!? D:<
o.o Bad season, eh?
SO, WHAT YOU BEEN UP TO?
WELL! It all started with my cousins coming over. I went back and forth to the beach to visit them and didn’t spend much time online except to wrap-up on some coursework.. Then, the day before they left (to see my grandpa) we had a power surge at my house that took my PC and Modem down. I waited for a few days to get my dad’s permission to use my school card for repairs (in which I took a BAJILLION photos of my cat and went on an absolute cleaning frenzy where I found an old note from my highschool freshman year stalker that still creeps me out and makes me sad simultaneously), and then went and got that fixed (a $130 for a $20 piece!? Pfft. Don’t use CompUSA, you’ve been warned). Then my dad took me to see ‘Public Enemies’ which sucked more than that power surge…
SO, after being all excited about having my computer working and networking my internet again, I gleefully turned on my Toshiba laptop (aka Sleighbell the Bitchtastic ☺) only to find that in the week of visiting of my cousins my Kaspersky had expired and I had a lovely virus rear its ugly head in my face. >:(
After tinkering with it for a while, I discovered it wasn’t just your typical Trojan (and by “tinkering” I mean dropping into DOS and weeding through files for about an hour and then rebooting into safe mode about 50 times, each time thinking I finally got it, but to no avail) but actually the ViRut virus. Fun, fun. So, I immediately went into denial and decided to go spend my four-year-old movie theater gift cards. :P
So, out to see ‘Transformers 2’ with Jen, and then to ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ with grandma and Angela (now back from grandpa’s), which was the most surreal experience ever; my grandmother, Angela, and I were the only ones in the theater NOT crying… made me feel like part of some sort of stoic scrooge gene pool, especially considering the full grown man next to me who couldn’t go a full minute without cleaning his lenses from tear-steam. :(
Then, after another day of driving myself nearly insane again with my ‘I-CAN-FIX-IT-MYSELF!’ mentality, my mom gave me two tickets to the early screening of ‘500 Days of Summer’, so I called Jen and off we went but an hour later than we should have (arrive an hour AND 40 minutes early!? Riiight. Uh, no), so we ended up watching ‘The Hangover’ instead. lolz
Sometime in between here and there I discovered via twitter (my only internet source was my iPhone ;( ) that if you type “Find Chuck Norris” in google and click the ‘I’m feeling lucky’ button, something magical happens. :D
Then it was final exam time, and spent the next few days studying up for those and then actually doing them, and they all turned out pretty well! :D For that, I celebrated by finally watching ‘SuperBad’ which was hilarious and need to *Mental Note* BUY IT, RACHEL!
AND I SAW THE ALICE IN WONDERLAND trailer when it leaked on twitter, and am so excited!
Other tweets I don’t really feel like rephrasing… :P
-I saw these vids on YouTube and could not stop laughing thru the whole thing… http://bit.ly/10DhlH & http://bit.ly/hWR65
-http://bit.ly/1d3HjT interesting interview that I read way too late. :/9:21 PM Aug 5th
-finally got a last.fm account: http://www.last.fm/user/darkewe...5:23 PM Aug 9th
-Meeting my nieces and nephews. 12345. Wow, lot of names to memorize. @_@2:54 PM Aug 13th [still remember ‘em: Bailey, Marinda, Alyssa… nevermind… xP]
AND THEN KATHERINE CAME TO VISIT! :D ...but I'll post more about that tomorrow, since I'm already rambling nonsensically....
And then I chopped off all my hair in front and gave meeself bangs! Wee! You know how all those women’s magazines say if you wait too long for a hair cut you’re bound to do something drastic? Well, they’re right. ;P
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Then I went out to see Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea with my sister and Alexis before they headed off for their freshman year of college. Our sushi dinner ended up running late, though, so we had to see ‘District 9’ instead, which was totally not what I was expecting but very VERY good and worth seeing. :D WASABI CATERPILLER! from Samurai Blue. http://twitpic.com/e1ljj6:37 PM Aug 15th from TwitterFon
The next day, my mother and I drove Randi up to UF to stock up her dorm in prep for the final farewell. We met her twin Croatian roommates before eating at Chili’s and settling down in a hotel, where I stayed up watching –I think- the third Matrix movie on mute, which seemed okay in that format (I’ve heard otherwise about the full version :P) while my mom slept.
We went home, I plead with my dad for a new laptop before school started, and he caved, then I caved into getting a ‘virus-free’ Mac, so against my PC ways. BUT! Now I can finally post this, so it was all worth it in the end! :)
Boo is jealous :P
Then I saw ‘The Ramen Girl’ (cute, but not spectacular), ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ (Impressive! :D), and ‘Repo! The Genetic Opera’ (Not so impressive, except for the parts with Sarah Brightman, and… for some reason… Paris Hilton :S)
Something I didn’t know about Repo! Until the credits
After that, I discovered that my dad had started writing his memoir () …
Got some sparkly converse for myself…
And a bag of chocolates + $50 from Grandma and George for driving them to the airport. :)
Got my kanji learning wall poster!
....school started... meh :(
… and then it was Linda’s bday. So, my dad and I went to pick up roses for her at this little shop run by a husband and wife (with their son doing flower arrangement deliveries) and as we were walking out the door with Linda’s new bouquet, the woman handed me a light purple rose for free because it matched my makeup and the lettering on my shirt (*^_^*) She was so sweet! And off we went to take Linda out for lunch.
some more blah blah in the form of tweets about what I want to see :P -Matsuyama Kenichi in new film RT Japanator Koda Kumi to sing opera in Matsuyama's next film? http://tinyurl.com/myn78410:46 PM Jul 9th from web -must see Paco and the Magic Book (Pako to mahou no ehon) and Memories of Matsuko...10:12 PM Jul 9th from web -becoming rather interested in ▵ - Perfume. But I'm also a big fan of Vocaloid, which the trio reminds me of... live-action style -so i need to look for marble pop, nk kidnapped my daughter by yokota sakie, now&then here&there, and possibly Kalafina...1:12 PM Jul 8th from web -i want to see 9 and ong bak