Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Boots with the stigmata

I suppose it's bad that every time I see "Apple Bottom Jeans" written out, my brain reads it as "Apple Bottom Jesus." And then the mental image is...oh fuck it, I'm going to hell.

I only have one final exam left. The rest of my classes? Straight A's so far. Well, one A-, but whatever, it's still sort of an A. I'm hoping that I can do super-crazy-well on my sociology exam and finally have a semester of straight A's...I haven't done that since elementary school.

I finally got to see "Juno" tonight! Kate was like "Hey, do you want to go get Chinese food and rent 'Juno'?" and I just stared at her like "What kind of a dumbass question is that? Get your shoes on, let's go!" And then she kept saying "Hey, guess what! I get to hang out with my BFF Laura!" She literally said bee-eff-eff. It was awesome. I think she's the only person who can do that sort of thing without sounding stupid. Anyway, "Juno" was all kinds of great. Not as wonderful as "Little Miss Sunshine," but then again that is the epitome of what films should be, always, so I don't expect anything to live up to it. "Juno" was, like...an enjoyable version of "Napoleon Dynamite." Meaning, it was silly and spawned a million catchphrases, but unlike "Napoleon Dynamite," it made me a happier person.

I get to spend Friday evening painting small children's faces! Woo and yay! I solemnly swear to refrain from painting inappropriate or terrifying things, and I promise to avoid the use of Sharpie or other indelible materials.

Wait, shit, can I paint? Hmm.

I am seriously having to retype every word about ten times because there's no longer a stable connection between my brain and my fingers. This is because it's almost four in the fucking morning and I am really, really tired. Yay for sleeping tomorrow.

Whoa, dream big.

Friday, April 18, 2008

So, where was I?

It seems that I have not touched this blog since February. Here is why.

My beloved computer, my high-school graduation gift from my parents, gave up on life. I tried to turn it on one day, and it just sat there and squeaked "oooiiil caaan...oil can!"

So I took it to see the Wizard of Best Buy, but instead of giving my computer a new heart, they shipped it off to Louisville to see if the super-wizards could exorcise the demons.

And I got a call the other day from Best Buy saying that my computer was resolute in its decision to not live anymore, and would you be able to drop everything and come pick out a new laptop, oh, I don't know, immediately?

Well, Kate took me there the next day. It was confirmed that yes, my computer and everything I'd stored on it for three years wound up in the Louisville Computer Graveyard or whatever. See ya, music library! See ya, IM logs! See ya, photos and journal entries! Except I won't "see ya," because you're ALL GONE FOREVER.

Anyway, I did get a new computer, basically comparable to the old one. I hope that doesn't mean it's going to die too. I like the new computer so far, although I'm having a hard time importing my music library from my iPod to my computer. Turns out you have to set it on disk drive mode while it's connected to the old computer, which if you recall is fucking dead. Nobody allows for this shit. At least I have a computer again, though. Last night I stayed up until 7am playing with the internet, just because I could. Now I am tired and cranky but dammit, I am blogging my little heart out because it's been far too long.

I actually gave something up for Lent this year. I know you're not really supposed to tell people and all, but I figure nobody reads this anyway, right? I gave up masturbating for Lent. Why? Oh, I don't know. Brittany suggested it in jest, and for some reason I thought it could be a good idea. Which it was, I guess, even though I felt like a horrible human being those two times I just couldn't take it anymore. It was a good experience, though. Between that and having to go without my computer for a month, I've learned a great deal about what's really important to me.

What's really important to me is the internet and my vagina, dammit.

But really, I've learned that there are other forms of stress relief besides staring at a computer screen or indulging in some happy alone time. I've had to actually deal with my life instead of blocking it out. I've actually gotten schoolwork done with time to spare instead of procrastinating. I've learned to find other ways to occupy my time, and I've learned to manage my time better.

Don't get me wrong, I missed the hell out of my computer while I didn't have one, and there was a certain void in my life during Lent. But now I know that I am capable of giving up things that I thought I couldn't. And hey, now I appreciate things more.

*awkward turtle*

I'm running on 5 hours of weird sleep right now, so I think I'm going to go ahead and go to bed while it's still dark outside.

Hooray for life, et cetera.