Weird Dreams and OMG College

So the other night I had a very weird dream.  I had a little blond-haired green-eyed child.  She was probably no older than 2, but she definitely had hair and could walk.  And I was with a couple of my friends (mostly those I work with or used to work with) and we would periodically leave the child alone.  Oh, and they were pregnant as well.  When we would leave we would have deep discussions about the best and worst experiences of our lives, and then I got to talking about unnamed baby daddy (which isn’t anyone I actually know).  So when I went back to the house I left my child was at, there was the baby daddy standing outside (with blond hair and green eyes) and I remember saying I didn’t like him but wanted him to be there for said child.  Then I woke up.  I posed the brief summary via twitter, and one of my friends said that baby=stress and the fact that most of my friends were pregnant meant they were stressed as well.

That might be an understatement.  College has hit, and it has hit me hard.  Most of my classes involve a lot of homework and I also have to keep up with my job, which doesn’t give me much time for said homework.  And one class has a lot of advanced people in it, and it’s just intimidating.  Sigh, not to mention Shun has also been busy so we haven’t had much time to talk either.  My friends (some, not all) have also been having their fair share of drama so I get to “partake” in that as well.  Unwillingly mind you.

This weekend doesn’t look much better considering I have class until 3 today, then I work 5 until close, and tomorrow I get to be up bright and early to go in a 7:30.  I. hate. mornings.  I haven’t gotten up this early for a job since I worked at JCPenney, and the early hours was part of the reason I hated it so much, that and the excess of hours given to me heh.  But on the plus side, the clear liquid/cracker diet I did yesterday seemed to work.  My stomach is quite full of air, but it’s not upset (and wasn’t after breakfast) so maybe I got that fixed.  So despite the amount of work I have to do today and tomorrow, I can at least take solace that my dinner will be good, whatever it may be.  And who knows, maybe I can find the elusive taco truck this weekend.

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My Mini-Summer

So I have been away for about a week, from the computer and from the university.  I decided that I should probably take a break from the boring summer that was my life and venture on home for a bit.  It was kind of spur of the moment, in the only way you can really do anything spur of the moment with a job, but it was worth it.  Wednesday of last week I left early and spent two days in my home hometown (the one I tend not to claim).  It didn’t really do much except remind me of why I moved so far away from that shithole.  I saw a couple of people from my high school, and visited with one of my good friends that I hadn’t seen since November.  It was good to catch up.

Then on Friday I went to my sister’s place and then we went to Sitar (Indian restaurant).  It was the first time that I have ever eaten Indian food, and even though it was a bit spicy, it was delicious.  And by the way, Indian people are geniuses.  Fried cheese balls in syrup.  Then we ventured out to Club Rush and got our dance on.  Sadly, our partying was over at about 12, we are all such oldies.  Saturday involved some clothes shopping, cup cakes, doughnuts, Audition (Takashi Miike movie), and swimming.  Not really in any particular order there.  Sunday I went to see my best friend from high school and we went to the mall, took pictures, pretty much what we used to do in high school.  She also gave me the cutest pen ever (which I’ll post a picture later if I remember).

Sunday evening I ventured on down to Birmingham and visited my grandma.  We mostly talked that night because I was tired (got up at 6 that day because my body hates me.)  Then on Monday we went to a lunch thing with some of her church (I suppose).  It was pleasant, even though I had to hold my tongue more than a few times because of differing political view points (no, Obama is not a Muslim, sigh).  Then we headed over to Aldi’s (I have never been to one before).  Honestly, if we had one in Auburn or Opelika, I think I would go there all the time.  It was awesome.  Then at around 4 I headed back home, got back, watched Scott Pilgrim Versus the World, which I thoroughly enjoyed.  Worked yesterday, yeah, lame.

Slumber Party and Plans for my Visit Home

So last night some of my friends from the theater and I had a slumber party at my place.  It went well, there were some tears shed but they were dried and we continued to have fun.  There was a lot of dancing and junk food, and tons of pictures, which I will share some of the better ones.

As for tomorrow, I will be heading home for awhile.  The first half of my visit (until sometime Friday) will be devoted to my parents and my Guntersville/Scottsboro friends.  The second half to my sister and Mai, and maybe there will be a day in there where I can visit with my grandma in Birmingham.  I haven’t seen most of my friends since November or December, so I’m looking forward to seeing them.  Anyway, not a lot interesting except school will be starting soon :(  Then I really won’t have a life heh.

Life Without Facebook: Week 1

So it has been one week since I deactivated my facebook account, and honestly, I thought I would have a much harder time without it than I actually am.  There were no withdrawals, no important information missed, nothing.  The only thing that is making it a slight inconvenience as of right now is the fact that facebook is still in the third spot on my scroll thingy (I have no idea what you would call that, but the drop down box where you put in the internet address.)  I’ve had a couple of people ask me why I decided to delete it, but nothing major.

And life goes on without facebook.  In fact, I have a lot more time that I don’t waste on facebook to, well, waste on other things I suppose.  But the other things I choose to waste it on annoy me far less, such as watching movies, hanging out with friends, taking P-chan for a walk, reading, etc.  I don’t constantly feel like I missed something important and have to run to facebook every couple of hours to make sure that nothing has happened.  It’s wonderful.

Sadly, as my brother-in-law has pointed out, facebook might become such an important website for businesses and such that I might have to go back one day.  Not that I particularly want to, and I won’t for as long as that remains a viable option for me.  But if I did go back, I would handle it differently.  I don’t know though, so I’ll cross that hypothetical bridge if I ever need to.

Something I think I’m going to do before the new semester starts (maybe, because school is fast approaching) is to write a short story.  I haven’t gotten to do that in some time, and I really miss the creative outlet.  I want to try to also get my short story portion of the blog up and running, but I just haven’t gotten around to doing that yet.  I still need to work out some bugs on the poetry.  Eh, I’m lazy.

Oh yeah, I have watched some movies…

I’ve watched a lot of movies over the summer, and I usually review them but as of late I just haven’t.  So there are several that I have watched, but I think I’ll only hit a select few in the review post.  I’ve watched Knight and Day (low 4), Inception, Karate Kid (low 3), Salt (4), The Last Airbender, Toy Story 3(low 4), Despicable Me, The A Team (3), Shrek 4 (2), Jonah Hex (3), and Dinner for Schmucks.  I think that’s it as far as movies I’ve watched in theaters.  I’m only going to review my thoughts on Inception, The Last Airbender, Despicable Me, and Dinner for Schmucks.  The others have my number rating in parenthesis.

Inception: I’ll definitely have to see this movie a second time in order to take in everything it has to offer.  It’s definitely one that you need to pay attention to in order to understand what is going on.  There are a lot of twists and turns in the story, and it is also a long movie.  That aside I really enjoyed it.  Reminded me a lot of Shutter Island, which I think I still like better.  The only thing I don’t think I really liked about Inception is how rushed the ending felt to me.  And I understand that it was beginning to get a bit on the long side anyway, but I think the ending could have used a little bit of work.  That aside, I will probably watch it again sometime because there is too much in it to catch it all the first time through.  I thoroughly enjoyed it though and give it a high 4.

The Last Airbender: First of all I have to kind of defend Shyamalan (sp?) in that they had a lot of material condensed into one movie.  They took the first season of Avatar and based the movie on that, so of course characters will be merged, scenes edited or left out for time, etc.  But I think they would have been better off working with less, maybe the first half of the first season, because the whole movie was rushed and jumbled and I often felt like they were jumping too quickly from scene to scene.  The writing was not done too well.  Strange words were often used and it didn’t sound natural.  There were also some very non convincing scenes, the prime example is the scene with the imprisoned earth benders and the only thing keeping them from kicking fire bender tail was a lack of motivation.  The acting was terrible, the only semi-convincing character was the prince.  And the names were pronounced wrong, which is extremely odd because it is based on a television series where the names have already been said.  The plus side is that it starts to get somewhat better toward the end.  I would still only give it a 1.

Despicable Me: I had high hopes for this movie, and so did a lot of other people I’ve talked to.  It was a cute movie too, but it didn’t really live up to my expectations.  My main problem with the movie was the plot hole that was hinted at, but never given a resolve or explanation.  I won’t give too much away here for those of you who haven’t seen it, but there is no real explanation to the mother son relationship being resolved at the end. It was entertaining though, with some cute moments as well as funny moments.  I just wish that kid movies were a little more intelligent like they used to be.  I don’t mean to sound harsh, but I feel like a lot of the clever jokes put in there for adults aren’t there anymore, or they have changed.  I don’t know, get off my lawn.  I would say high 3.

Dinner for Schmucks: I have been looking forward to watching this movie for awhile, mostly because Kristen Schaal (aka Mel from Flight of the Conchords) was in the previews and she cracks me up.  But what I didn’t realize was that Jermaine Clement (FOTC) and Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd) were also on there.  They were probably my favorite parts of the movie.  It had some funny parts, but for me was one of those hard to watch movies because the situation just gets worse and worse as they try to make it better, if that makes sense.  Probably one of my favorite American comedies that I’ve seen this year (not that I’ve seen a lot though heh).  I would probably watch it again.  Oh, and if you think mice are cute, you should definitely watch it.  I squeed a couple of times.  Over all I think I would give it a high 3.

So that is it for movie reviews today.  Maybe I won’t let myself get so far behind next time, or something.  Heh, I need to start updating more (and I have been the past couple of days).  Just have to get my regular writing every couple of days back on again.

Zumba Video

I don’t think I ever linked this on twitter or facebook when I had it, but this is my zumba class’s response to Shakira’s Waka Waka.  You can’t really see me very well, but I’m on the top screen wearing my gray Cotton Row Run shirt and green capris.  I didn’t really know the dance well enough to be closer heh heh, but it was fun and I thought that I would share.

Prospects for my last couple weeks of summer vacation

I’ve had a really busy summer of mostly working, which has paid off (in the form of me actually having money and being able to save some of it), but I haven’t gotten to see many people or spend much time with friends.  I know that this will only be made worse by the addition of a full class load (15 hours) plus anywhere from 3-4 days a week of work, but then again I know that it will pay off because hopefully I will get to go to Tokyo in November and Vienna next summer.

However, I plan on taking five days off work just to make a visit home, probably the last one I will be able to manage for awhile.  It will be worth it, because I love visiting with my family and friends.  Not sure of what we are going to do together and what the whole game plan is as of right now, but I do know that activities will have to be on the cheap side.  But it will be good to get to see everyone again.

There will also be a couple of get togethers locally with friends.  I have some movie nights planned and a possible sleep over.  Other than that it will be the same ol’ same ol’ with work and sleep.  I know it isn’t eventful, but it’s what I do heh heh.