Thursday, March 29, 2012

Everything I try to write quickly morphs into science fiction.

     Script Frenzy begins in exactly 50 hours, and I'm more than a little bit terrified. The nervous energy which I so lack when I need to study for tests is out in full force. It's like a caffeine buzz, just without the caffeine. Or the staying up until 3:30am working which I usually associate with caffeine buzzes. To compound the problem, I won enough coffee to fuel 1 elephant or 30 large men for a week. Please don't check my math.

     I also got this customizable mug thing. It comes with a glaze pen, so I can draw stuff on it which will almost certainly end up less awesome than I hope it to be. I won it in a raffle at my first Screnzy event of the year, which was awesomely amazingly fun. I also got to donate to the Office of Letters and Light while doing it!

What should I draw on my mug?

Also, don't expect any good posts for a while. I will be Screnzying.

It's just really, really inspirational.
That might be my enthusiasm speaking.



P.S. My posts have been lazy. I will try to rectify that. Eventually.
P.P.S. I've realized that I need somewhere to put my lazy hyper posts, so I may be repurposing my old blog in the near future. Maybe.
P.P.P.S. If I fail the literacy test, it's because of my inability to stay on topic in a paragraph.
P.P.P.P.S. I changed the theme of my blog to being all purple-y. I don't know why. I'll change it to something else, eventually.
P.P.P.P.P.S. I should work on my use of postscripts.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My posts are of an alarmingly low quality.

     Flyergirl at Drizzled in Awesomeness tagged me in a Question Thing. I filled out her eleven questions in a sinus-infection fuelled haze, but neglected to do the rest of the survey. I'm taking this as an advantage to write a quick and lazy short and sweet blog post. 

First, eleven facts about me. They're apparently supposed to be fun facts. I can do this. 

1) I usually wear colour coordinated mismatched socks.

2) I volunteer with young adults with mental retardation every week. They give amazing hugs.

3) I play guitar, ukulele, and a bit of piano. I tried to learn recorder, but it went missing (i.e. my father hid it.)

4) I can recite 34 digits of pi. I have chosen to view this as a good thing, but you can really interpret it in either way.

5) My favourite Yiddish saying is "You can't dance at two weddings with one butt."

6) I love to bake. One of my fanciest recipes was a custard-pomegranate pie with a chocolate coating on the crust. Chocolate cookies are the standard, though.

7) I have seventeen first cousins, and am in touch with all of them. I am in touch with many more second, third, and fourth cousins. 

8) My heritage includes almost everywhere in Europe. I'm a first, second, and third generation Canadian.

9) I've had over 10 pets. Fish, hermit crabs, a rabbit, guinea pigs, and dogs. My first fish when I was a toddler were named Dis and Dat, because I couldn't make the 'th' sound.

10) I'm a wrestler. A really, really bad wrestler. Still, people are sometimes deluded into thinking that I'm athletic from the 6 practices/week during the season.

11) It's maple syrup season. I've been making it by tapping trees with my grandfather.

See? The colours made it fun!

Now, my 11 questions. I don't want to tag anyone. Just do it if you feel like it.

1) Apple juice or orange juice? Trust me, it's an important question.
2) If all Boops are Beeps, and some Beeps are Blops, then how do you feel about non-sequiturs?
3) What do you mainly do on the internet?
4) If you could compliment yourself, what would you say?
5) Why do you blog?
6) At the moment, what books are you reading?
7) Do you understand modern art?
8) There's this see through toilet stall in Switzerland. You can see out, people can't see in. Would you use it?
9) Which was your favourite childhood TV show?
10) Board game or bored game? (Do you like board games?)
11) If asked to address your country in an emergency, how would you begin your speech?

      Here is a picture of my face with weird webcam effects. I was in a cam-whorey mood. I'll probably take it off in a fit of camera-shyness later.

The Rules:
1. You must post the rules. 
2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged. 
4. Tag eleven bloggers, however, you can break the rules and tag fewer people if you want. Make sure you hyperlink their names/blogs.
5. Let them know you've tagged them!
6. Have fun!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I'm sick but in denial, so this will be semi-coherent.

EDIT: Oops. I forgot to post the rules or tag people or do anything survey-ish.

The Rules:
1. You must post the rules.  (this is awkward.)
2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
4. Tag eleven bloggers, however, you can break the rules and tag fewer people if you want. Make sure you hyperlink their names/blogs.
5. Let them know you've tagged them!
6. Have fun!

 Flyergirl at the lovely Drizzled in Awesomeness tagged me in a Question Thing. I like her blog. It's a good blog. I enjoy her posts.

1) What is your favorite smell?
I like the smell of books. New books smell like excitement, fresh knowledge. Old books replace that smell with one of either wisdom or mothballs. I can't tell which.

2) Who would win in a fight: Neil Patrick Harris or Darren Criss?
Neil Patrick Harris. He has a death ray, can pick up the ladies, and is adorable.
Although Darren Criss plays guitar and sings, he cannot match NPH's prowess. Then again, DC does have magic.
I HAVE AN IDEA! I can ship them, right? Okay, great. They will suddenly realize that they love each other and collapse into a sweaty heap of limbs. DC will be on top.

3) Tell us a nerdy joke.
I have many, many, many of those.
Helium walks into a bar. "We don't serve noble gases here," sneers the bartender. Unconcerned, He doesn't react.
A Higgs Boson particle walks into a church. The priest tells him to leave. "You can't be here! They call you the God particle! That's sacrilegious!" Higgs Boson replies, "but without Higgs Boson, how can there be mass?"

4) Describe a situation in which socks and sandals would be acceptable footwear.
I may have worn them hiking before. I couldn't find any closed-toe shoes and needed to cover my feet, so I figured that if my socks were awesome enough people would forget about the sandals. It didn't work.

They might be acceptable on Sheldon Cooper. Yes, they would be acceptable on Sheldon Cooper. Definitely.

5) How will you ever get out of this labyrinth?
I like puzzles, the suffering's worth it. I'll stay here all day.

6) What food would you like to have growing on a tree in your backyard?
Cabbages which turn into anything you wish them to be. Is it strange that that makes more sense to me than the idea of cabbages growing on trees?

7) Compose a poem describing the nature of a stubbed toe at 3 AM.

A form of poem of my own invention:
Oh no!
I stubbed my toe!
This isn't fun, I have to go!
OH CRAP I CAN'T WALK BECAUSE MY TOE HURTS TOO MUCH. I woke up the dog, too. He's barking now.
Oh no, stubbed toe.

A haiku:
a toe meets staircase
and a staircase meets a toe
staircase has more fun
I thought that the Helvetica was a nice touch.

8) What is a quark?
You mean a fundamental constituent of matter observed in 1968 through deep elastic scatter? If you don't know what a quark is, it don't matter, you've still got 'em. Oh, strange charm.
It's also a type of cheese.

9) What is the best way to eat an Oreo?
Eat the first one by biting right in. After that, divide all remaining Oreos to be eaten into an icing pile and a cookie pile. Eat 90% of icing, then all of the cookies but one, then the remaining 10% of icing, then drink a glass of milk, then eat the last cookie.
I think about this too much.

10) Feelings about Kony 2012?
These two articles sum it up pretty well.
I won't throw my money at Invisible Children but the documentary was compelling and awareness is a good thing. It needs to be about Joseph Kony, not Kony 2012, though.

11) What would you do with a superpower that allowed you to use your toes as fingers?
I already use my toes as fingers. I'd love to develop the ability to play guitar or piano with them, though. I could do duets with myself. That would be really cool.

I think that I need to sleep now. Good night.

I'll make up the questions and tag people in the morning.


P.S. I think that the quality of this post is unparalleled, no? 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I refuse to apologize for posting infrequently.

     Sitting in the school library. Lunch ends in five minutes, but I am writing anyways because I am just that badass and to heck with the consequences.

     It never feels like a library here. It's an open concept room with a green accent wall that manages to just miss being hospital green. That's good, I suppose. The rest of the walls are made up of a combination of bricks with industrial-feel paint slopped onto them and exposed red brick which is almost pretty. Paintings try to lighten the atmosphere, but most of them are dedicated to students who died too early. So they don't really work.

     The badly stocked library shelves -- (this is when I was kicked out of the library.)

      This is all for the better, as my descriptive writing can be aptly described by the word meh.
I could go into the etymology of the word. I think I will. Basically, Bart and Lisa said the word on The Simpsons this one time. That is all.

     So "meh" went from obscurity to being on a watchlist of Oxford English Dictionary for official word status. Words spread at an incredibly fast rate, especially with the internet being around to help them.

That being said, some words are dying. Marvelous words like gypsation, phylargyrist, and tudiculate** have already left our lexicon. Fallaciloquence, starrify, quotientive, quaeritate. This is why you can adopt a word at

I picked coherentific. 

Which word will you adopt?


*Not strictly true. Some people speculate that it comes from the Yiddish "feh," which pretty much translates to "screw it." That origin has been lost to the sands of time and Western animation.
** In order: Coating something with gypsum, a lover of money, and pound or bruise.