Friday, February 17, 2012

Feb 16 & 17: Happiness

Disney Princesses: Belle

Disney Princesses: Belle by bunni711 featuring metallic gold shoes

Feb 16: Jamie came over today and we stopped by the library to drop off some movies we had, plus a game we had gotten out - Super Smash Brothers Brawl for the Wii.  I wasn't very good at it, but it was pretty fun.  Tough on the thumbs, though.  We picked out some more movies, and they all ended up being superhero movies.  We got The Green Lantern, Captain America, and X-Men First Class.

We had some delicious chocolate chip waffles for dinner and watched a bunch of tv.  When we were leaving to go back to his house, we accidentally dropped my leftover Valentine's chocolate in a mud puddle.  It was pretty funny - saved me some calories.  (That, kids, is sarcasm!)

I got all of chapter 10 labs done for networking.  I can't believe that class ends next week.  Then I pick up two more - ugh.  I found out what I got on my directions paper, too.  It was a B (with the 10% off), but that's what I was expecting.  I'm glad it wasn't worse.

Feb 17: Today was a good day.  James and I just hung out and had fun all day.  I did get chapter 11 labs done today, so it wasn't all fun and games.  James got a bunch of work done, too.  We watched some tv, including an episode of The Office that we missed.  It was pretty funny.  I have a bunch of 30 Rock episodes to catch up on (like 4).

I've been reading my book (The Help) more and I really like it so far.  I'm always happy when I have a good book to read.  Generally, I pick good ones to read, but sometimes I end up with flops like The Pelican Brief (just your standard "thriller" book).  I hope that if I ever write a book I don't settle for writing generic crap just so I can make more money.  (I'm not saying that particular book was crap, though.  It was just mediocre.)  I find that popular authors often start cranking out pretty terrible books after a while.  I think it's because you have as much time as you need to write the first one, and then you only have so long to write other ones after that.  I think the pressure of the contract and coming up with a great idea in such a short span of time is just a recipe for a pretty unimpressive book.  I think if I ever really did write a good book, I might never sign on for more because then the subsequent books would just plain suck.  I'm not that great at coming up with good book ideas on the fly - especially ones with well-developed plot lines and characters.  That's what makes so many books by popular authors bad.  I think it's also what makes so many popular movies bad - they just don't have enough time to formulate a great story line and character progression.  I would rather write an amazing book than be rich for writing a bunch of sub par books.  I'm on a tangent, though.

We had some Burger King for dinner, but we had a long wait before his parents got home form grocery shopping.  They also had to pick up Jamie's nephew (yeah, it happens pretty much every week!)  We were pretty hungry, though, but I ate some of that new Krave cereal with the chocolate inside.  It was pretty delicious.  Burger King was really good (we got some chicken sandwiches because they're on sale now, plus those new fries which I pretty much love!) but I did get sick off of it.  Fast food is just not a great thing to eat.  We probably won't eat out very often once we get our own place, but I'm not going to complain.

We watched The Green Lantern while we ate.  It was alright; it wasn't terrible.  I think it suffered from the same lack of development that I was talking about before.  Plus, I looked up some Green Lantern stuff after it was over, and apparently Parallax was originally the name Hal Jordan took after he became a villain.  I guess in later comics it was the personification of fear, kind of like in the movie.  I wonder why they chose that name, though.  It's actually an astronomy term, but I think they probably chose it because it sounds cool.

Jamie's parents picked us up some snacks, including my fav m&ms (peanut butter!)  I didn't eat them, though, on account of my being ridiculously full from dinner.  I shall save them, though.  Mmmmm...

Jamie is sitting next to me looking at memes on reddit.  He bursts out laughing periodically while I'm typing this.  He's so cute.  <3  I'm gonna go cuddle him and look at the funny pictures he's laughing at.  Goodnight!


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Feb 14 & 15: Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Outfit

Valentine's Outfit by bunni711 featuring a reversible coat

Feb 14: I wasn't able to spend Valentine's Day with James, but we are planning on celebrating over the weekend.  I'm pretty excited about it, too.  Today I spent a lot of time on Polyvore making outfits.  I also hung out with Teddy and watched some tv.  I took care of some of the Valentine's candy my mom bought today.  I did talk to James today, like I do every day we aren't together.  I still miss him, though.  Everyone is feeling romantic today.

I finished my book tonight before I went to sleep.  It turned out to be pretty good.  This is how I rated it:

Water for ElephantsWater for Elephants by Sara Gruen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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I wish it hadn't taken me so long to finish, but I've been really busy lately.  Unfortunately, I didn't get any work done today, but to be honest, I really need some time off!  I have an easier week this week, but I'm going to get started on some work tomorrow.

Feb 15: Today I got up and actually started organizing my room.  Yes, we moved a while ago (was it December?  I can't remember), but I'm not home all the time and I've had a lot of work.  Also I was being lazy about it, geez!  But I got a lot done today - organizing papers and such and getting stuff set up all pretty on my bookshelf.  I listened to a bunch of music today, too.  I took a nap after lunch because I'd been working all morning and listened to music after I got up.  I've had Adele's Rolling in the Deep song stuck in my head.  I listened to a little bit of the album, but wasn't taken with it (I only listened to like 2 other songs), but don't worry! I'll give it a shot.  I have, more than once, listened to an album the first time and hated it, then went back and listened again only to fall in love with it.

I watched a movie on tv earlier with Lindsey Lohan in it.  It's the one where she goes to live with her grandma.  It was alright.  Later, I started this book:

The HelpThe Help by Kathryn Stockett

It's good so far.  It's actually written from the point of view of the lady who does the housework and takes care of the kids - "The Help", if you will.  But yes,  it is good so far.

I've been working on some JavaScript, too.  We're learning how to make drop down menus. I'm pretty excited about it.  I also saw that in the cases for the chapter, it shows you how to make a hanjie puzzle - which is a Japanese picture puzzle like in the game Picma on Kongregate.  I would love to learn how to make that game!  Plus, I need to look up some more of those; they are so addictive!

We had taco pizza for dinner - it was sooo good!  Then we watched Rio on blu-ray on my laptop.  (Me, mom, and dad - with Teddy napping nearby).  It was really cute.  I think Jesse Eisenberg is pretty funny, but of course I loved him in The Social Network.  That was a great movie.  Well, I gotta go call James back (it's getting late - I always write late at night!)  I miss him.  He's coming back over tomorrow, though.  I can't wait to see him!


Monday, February 13, 2012

Feb 12 & 13: Finally a Break

Purple Converse Outfit

Purple Converse Outfit by bunni711 featuring beaded jewelry

Feb 12: I had so much work to get done today.  I decided to do the other JavaScript project since I was having so much trouble with the first one.  It ended up being a really good decision.  I had a much better time working with the other project and got it done in pretty good time.  It went pretty smoothly, too.  It was a slow going day because I've been really tired and more than a little burned out from this week.

James and I watched the Grammys and I worked on the two quizzes for networking.  It was a little difficult to concentrate.  The Grammys were pretty interesting.  There were a lot of weird acts, though - like Nicki Minaj.  I don't even know what was up with that.  Bon Iver won best new artist, though!  I'm so excited because he's one of my absolute favs!!

I ended up starting my networking paper pretty late, but did get it in on time.  I was cutting it a bit close, though.  This class has a lot of work but none of it is very difficult.  I really hope the new classes that start next month won't have huge workloads because I'm feeling pretty overworked.  Thankfully, we don't have another paper due for tech writing until the middle of next month.  I need to start on it anyway, though, because it's a bigger project.  It's also worth something like 29% of our grade.

James is (hopefully) working on getting caught up this week while I'm at home.  He wasn't able to get last week's work done because of everything that was going on.  He was feeling pretty terrible for a while there, but I think the new medicine he got is starting to help some.  He should be able to get some of that work done now.

I'm so relieved that this week is over.  I still feel stressed even though I don't have a lot going on next week.  I think it's that feeling that there is always something coming up that I should be working on.

James bought some cool Converse online:

And I'm still lusting after these:


Feb 13: James and I headed back to my house after two weeks at his house.  I'm really glad he is feeling better and I have been missing my Teddy bear.  It's nice to have some time to myself, as well.  Even so, I always miss James like crazy!

I've been exhausted all day.  I did get my laundry done, though, and James and I stopped by the library to pick up a book I had on hold:

The HelpThe Help by Kathryn Stockett

I'm really excited to read it now, but I still have some more of Water for Elephants to get through.  I just haven't had much time to read lately.  Now I'm 2 books behind on my reading schedule, but I won't give up hope yet.  I'm going to try to finish this book while I'm at home.

After the library, we got some polar pops (which we haven't had in forever!).  Teddy was so glad to see us and I missed him so much!  We just watched tv and hung out with him.  I also made a bunch of outfits today on Polyvore (including the one at the top of this post).

James and I were talking about what to do for Valentine's Day and we might go up to Applebee's and the mall.  I don't really have any money to get him anything, but I do plan on making him a Valentine.  That's about all I can do.  I wish I had some money!  It will be fun to walk around the mall again, maybe look at some books and try on some shoes, like these:

If I had any extra cash, I would love to get those or the black and red ones.  But anyway, I'm just excited to go out for Valentine's Day with my honey!