Tuesday, December 29, 2009

formspring.me

i have had the biggest most massive crush on you for a couple years now. i first saw you on youtube and we became kind of friends. nothing could ever happen so i'd never tell you but i wanted to say something. dont respond.

I responded! AHH.

Ask me anything

Saturday, December 26, 2009

D-Day(?) A blog.

T-24 days until school starts.

I remember the first day at Gordon College so clearly.

I was so nervous. Huge ass butterflies flying around my stomach... not to mention the extreme need to pee. A large line of cars wrapped around the campus. Filled with new students, the cars slowly moved forward one by one as each person got all of their orientation information. As we passed by the Student center, I RAN out to use the bathroom. Peeing was pure Heaven after not being allowed to stop (orders from my brother, the chauffeur). As I left the Student center I looked to my right, hoping my brother would not be too far off. I ran down and got back into the car, awaiting my fait... or rather, my orientation packet.

Everyone was so nice and welcoming, as they efficiently helped me with my stuff up to my room so they could continue to the next person as they arrived.

Looks can be deceiving. Gordon College started out well, and ended in shit. Maybe, it'll be the opposite at Virginia Commonwealth. It'll be a bit hard at first, trying to get back into the swing of things- taking notes, doing work, making friends... but then, hopefully things will fall into place. Hopefully, I fall into place at VCU.

Friday, December 25, 2009

The Christmas Loot (woot)

For Nintendo DSi-

Kingdom Hearts 2
Pokemon Platinum
Mario and Luigi: Bowser's inside story

Scribblenauts handbook

Serenity Collector's edition DVD

Barnes and Nobles Gift Certificate

One awesomely heartfelt and rather artistic card from my sister, as well as a black spray painted cigar box with a cheetah on the top

Some cute magnetic bookmarks and little snowmen stackable pencils

And most of all... drum roll please... bahdabahdabahdabahdabahdabahdabahdabahdaaa

The new 8GB MinoHD Flipcam :-DDD





Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A blog for the fashionless


Warning: No American Apparel, Lookbook.nu, or the perfect mess of hair past this point.

I've noticed as of late that fashion is becoming more and more popular. There's been some kind of revival to expressing yourself via your clothing. Networking websites like www.lookbook.nu make it possible to showcase your ideas, style, and even your own designs (for the aspiring fashion designer). The store American Apparel has also become a huge player in this "fashionista age." With mostly unisex clothing and quite plain designs, American Apparel lets you be the stylist by allowing you to mix and match pieces so you can create your own looks.

This movement of expression through your everyday clothes is almost the antithesis of couture, however. Glance through certain popular magazines like Nylon or Glamour and you'll notice a trend in all of the put together looks in their Fashion&Style section. They are the exact opposite of that... NOT put together! Mismatching patterns, a ripped pair of tights, dirty worn in boots, and lots of layers. This fad has led us back to our roots. Our own Digital generation has drifted back to eras long gone by shopping in thrift stores and wearing hand-me downs. Stores like Urban Outfitters and Free People even strive to look more vintage and worn in, as to roll with the times. It seems as though everything does come full circle.

Polaroid: abercrombie & fitch jeans, forest green converse, navy long sleeve "thermal/waffleshirt " with small yellow flowers all over it, and what I like to call a "slouchy hat" (to hide an abundant stream of curly hair).

I've never been one that was too concerned with fashion. I like to look good, however I'd rather spend my time and money on things like... graphic novels, comics, and video games. I like to think that I'm not the only one out there who would rather be consumed in the little fantasy world making music or being on the computer brings than thinking about what I'm going to wear. I am amidst the age of a new and unique fashion revival, yet it is completely passing me by. Every now and then I start to feel like I am missing that part of my brain that says get out of bed and put something together that doesn't involve a pair of dirty jeans.

Polaroid: dark brown uggs, that same pair of stained jeans, long sleeve grey shirt, and that good ol' "slouchy hat" (to hide the abundant stream of curly hair).

I'm all for a good fad. There's nothing like something new and exciting to make you completely different, yet just like everyone else... but, for the first time I'm embracing FREEDOM! Not showering everyday, taking ways under an hour to get ready, and glancing into my closet and just hopping into what happens to catch my eye and... doesn't look half bad. And most of the time it's that same pair of jeans... that same comfy cardigan, one of my favorite t-shirts, and that good ol' slouchy hat.

This is my style. Take it or leave it I am a jeans and t-shirt girl. I'd rather spend my money on books, and my time playing video games or watching daytime television. And while I may not be apart of this new movement, I accept it. Now more than ever, it is a call for difference. It is a call for showcasing who you are and not who corporations want you to be.

So, live on thrifting and lookbook! I'll be just over there... most likely... doin'... not much of anything.








(no hipsters were harmed in the writing of this blog)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Damn yo hobbies!

I have hobbies.

a) the internet
b) comics, graphic novels, and the occasional novel (or so it has become)
c) dancing
d) ukulele
e) Writing & even the occasional drawing
f) Video games
g) Television/Movies

I enjoy many a things, however those I feel are the most prominent. How many hobbies can one person have?

I want to pick up:

h) photography (to better my ability to use a camera technically and therefore artistically)
i) some type of REAL instrument (Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass... I haven't decided)

With school and a job and hopefully a life, how much time will I have for ANY of these things let alone the things I want to pick up? I'm already mediocre at all of the hobbies I already have, how many more things do I want to be mediocre at?

Don't you ever wish that you could be more single minded? I do! Damn me and my interests! I wish I could just focus on getting better at ONE thing. If I could do that, then maybe I wouldn't need so many mediums to express myself. I just don't know If i can.

Frustration! GRRR.

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Possibility of Australia

If I want to travel, Study Abroad is a really good option. Australia is the only place VCU offers that would cost the same tuition as VCU and I wouldn't have to worry about "staying a VCU student" if i choose to go to another school that wasn't in the exchange program. (Plus, I wouldn't have to know another language-hah, I mean i love it, but I'm not proficient in italian or russian sorry to say)

I would also be able to take classes in my major! The only thing is there are a few things that I need to think about when applying:

1- would they accept a transfer student?
2- I need to keep my grades above 2.75 to even be considered
3- WHEN should I go?!
4- Would I be able to go when I have only upper level courses left to do? (At VCU you need to have a certain amount of upper levels in your major taken at VCU in order to graduate)
5- I would have to get IN to the program!

I guess the big thing I would have to worry about is the application process, but I would get it done and I know that. And there is the WHEN should i go...

I don't want to be completely unattached from VCU. I want to have a life there. I want to have friends in Richmond. If i study abroad I am away for a whole semester. I want to be at VCU for awhile before I go away. So when I go away for a semester everyone doesn't just forget about me. I need to have friends before I go away so this doesn't happen... (because that would suck).

There are two things I really want to do a- Have a life at VCU and in Richmond and b-travel. Now, I just need to figure out how to make those two things work together.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I've figured it out.

I've figured out the recipe for families.

They know your buttons and they somehow always come about to push them over and over and over again.

I, uh... guess that's how it's meant to be, eh?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Before I had to go through registering for classes my one thought was that I am going to finish school as fast as I can and enjoy it as much as I can.

As time goes on I'm seeing that it's going to be a little harder than I thought...

I have pre-requisites and Gen eds I have to finish, plus an entire major to start from scratch.

Advisors aren't much help. At such a big school, I guess it's understandable that you have to worry and care about yourself because absolutely no one else in the administration does. It'd help a lot of if one of them could get back to me so I could figure out my plan for the next few years.

I want to be able to travel and screw around and I thought that I could only do that after school, but maybe the most convenient thing would be to stay IN school and work around that schedule.

I don't know... we'll just have to see. If only my freaking advisor would get back to me!!!!!!!!!!
Agh.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Spring Semester

Next semester is going to be really trying. I am going to be in 7 classes, 6 of which are Gen eds that aren't quite up my alley. I have no choice, though If I want to start my major courses come next fall.

As of now I'm enrolled in:

U.S. Government
Chemistry & Society
Choices in Consumer Society
Texts & Contexts: Dante
Introduction to Economics

I still have to over-ride a filled course or two and get into Statistics and a Mass Comm class.

I feel like I should talk to my advisor again (even though she absolutely does not care about me since she is coordinating with thousands of other students) because I am going to be inundated with work I don't understand. If I can take some of these courses in the summer, I think I should wait.

O.k... now to e-mail her.

Wish me luck for this semester :-I !










Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dream Jobs

Let's be realistic... I don't have a lot to show for my skills, right now. If I was to be thrown out into the job market today I could probably find a job, but only because I seem to get lucky with these things. I need to improve my skills, but I can only do that If i really think about what I may want to do one day.

1-Camera operator

It would be awesome to be a camera operator for a documentary-style show. Something like on TLC or Discovery.

2-Director

I love having a hand in everything and I think I'm good at it, but I'm certainly no where near where I would have to be if I want to go full time.

3-Producer

4-Media coordinator for companies

There are tons and tons of companies out there trying to get in touch with the public these days and they don't know how. Companies ALL OVER need people who know medias like the internet.

5-Journalist... LIKE person?

Haha, I don't know.. I don't want to be a journalist, but I respect what they do. I want to be able to put the truth out there whether it's in video form or writing.

6-My voice

I don't know what I want to do. I just know that I have opinions and thoughts that I want to share with the world in some way. I just need to find how I can do that.

As of now here are the skills I need to GREATLY improve upon:

1-Still Camera Work. I have my mothers Nikon from the 70's and I have to work on that until I have an opportunity to get a Digital SLR. In the long run it would save me money to go digital, rather than spending money on Film (As much as I love the art of analog). Once I'm completely comfortable with still photography it'll make it WORLDS easier to fully operate a video camera.

2-Writing

3-Dancing (Just for fun... because I love it... and because I miss it dearly)

4- I need to continue to make videos while I'm in school... even If I'm not a in the BFA program.