Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I'm converting

To tumblr.

I'll be posting whatever links and photos, etc. I think is funny, as well as blogging over here:
http://www.colormekristen.tumblr.com

Hope to see you there :-)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Girls and Romance. No... Women and Romance.


I find it quite interesting that no matter how diverse a group of women could be... there is one thing that they all have in common. Every one of them wants to be swept off their feet.

I may be generalizing here, but no one wants to be in control 100% of the time. Those images of fairy tales and old fashioned tradition, they're all just dreams from another time. I'm pretty confident, however, that each woman still dreams of being on the receiving end of some romance every now and again.

It's funny to think about some bitchy girl and think, hey... she just wants to be swept off her feet too.

It's of like calling security guards "sparkles (http://www.asofterworld.com/)." Demeaning people in your mind kind of takes the power away from them. I guess that what "imagining them naked" is supposed to do.

Monday, October 19, 2009

This is my internet story.

This is why I am so adverse to the internet as of late.
... and by as of late I mean for about a year or more, now.

I have a love/hate relationship to the internet. I got started on youtube one extremely boring summer before I went to college. I had absolutely nothing to do so I wasted away the hours in which my friends were busy by watching videos. A month or so down the line... I figured out that there was a community. So, I began making videos.

I thought those people were so cool. Yes, people like Charlieissocoollike and Funnypranks.

I made videos despite my low subscriber count. As most people are in the beginning, I was obsessed with getting more subscribers. Hurt when people unsubscribed and secretly ecstatic when people did subscribe. I cared a bit too much.

The community was AMAZING! When everyone was on stickam talking, making new friends. I'm sure that is still around somewhere, but once that faded my interest went along with it.

People get sucked in by that website. It can be a good thing or a bad thing. It is what you make it. For me, I see how much it can turn into high school. People fighting to be known, to make other people think their cool so they're sub counts can go up.

That's so pathetic and I don't want to be a part of that. I don't want to be one of those people worrying about whether or not some strangers across the world think something you posted on your twitter, dailybooth, tumblr, or youtube page is cool.

I love meeting new people and making new friends, but not in a completely superficial way which I feel all of these "social networking" websites can become.

So henceforth, I have distanced myself from the internet. I still talk to people I know, make new friends here and there... but not with as much fervor I as I used to. Don't get me wrong, friends... It's just for the simple fear that I will get sucked in, again. I spent a long time becoming more confident, with the help of youtube, no doubt. And I just don't want to go back.

I can find a better way to share my ideas with the world.

In a nutshell... that is my love/hate relationship with the internet.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Viriginia Commonwealth University

People keep on asking me, "You're not going to VCU just because of your boyfriend, right?"

I respond, "no." and give my reasons. But no one believes you despite their knowledge of you as a person and whatever backed up bullet points you list for why you do want to go to VCU.

All I can do is think to myself... everyone is going to think that. All that matters is if I'm happy. And I couldn't be happier with my decision.

This decision was more about me than any other decision ever has been. Nobody could realize that as much as I could when I got the big envelope from VCU with the "2010 accepted student packet."

I'll admit it... I cried. I cried out of freaking happiness. Really, Kristen? Really? So much rides on this. This is my life. This is my second chance to be 20 and not screw it up. This is my second chance to go to school and learn about what I love. To make friends.

AND OH BOY will I make friends. I'm going to do my work and be the best effing student you've ever seen. Taking a year off, whether it was pleasant or not... was most likely a good thing.

And if people think I'm weak and shallow enough to go to school just for some boy... than so be it. Because I know I made the right decision. I'm fucking rad.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Funny nerd stuff.

If I had a tumblr... I'd post this there. But seeing as I am quite incapable of figuring out how to work tumblr... I will post this here. And, yes... I was going to blog about my life... but I thought this was better, ya know? Short and sweet.