Let's try this...
That was basically my reaction last Friday as I was driving to my house. So I'm driving down this country road and I look up ahead and see that by one of the houses there's a bunch of people standing around this pickup truck with a cage on the back. Being naturally curious I looked to see what was inside as I drove by. I expected a big dog or something. Or maybe a sheep. But what did I see? A freakin TIGER!! Yes I, silvershriek, saw a tiger in the back of a freakin' pick-up truck.
In case you're wondering no I am not delusional . . . though it wasn't there when I drove by again 15 minutes later... As Luffy would say it's a 'mystery tiger' lol
Anyway, that was my week. I also got an email I wasn't quite sure what to think of. I listen a lot to Pandora internet radio, apparently more than I realized. The company sent out an email saying they were going to limit mobile online listening to 40 hrs a week (for ipods and phones and stuff). They went on to say that listening on the computer was still as long as you wanted. They emphasized the fact that most people never get even close to that number so it shouldn't be a problem for most people. However! I am apparently among the 4% of Pandora listeners who top 40hrs a week. I was like really? I listen to music that much!?! I was frankly shocked lol But I think it might have something to do with the fact that I occasionally leave pandora on without remembering that I did so. Or I'll pause it on a song that I like because I have to do something and then forget about it . . . at least, that's what I hope is the problem. It was rather embarrassing to find I was in the 4% though XD
Hmm, what else in my life that's interesting? Oh! Because of a wonderful friend of mine I recently acquired (okay, more like months ago) a Naruto wall hanging and I finally got around to hanging it up. I just thought I'd post it so everyone could share in the Naruto happiness. Thanks cricket20 for the awesome room decor
Okay, nevermind. Apparently the jpg image was too big -3- Anyone know how to make it smaller?
And blurb I really mean. I've been meaning to post several dozen posts before this but never actually got around to doing it. So now I feel like I have dozens of things to say to you all, but I probably won't remember most of them :/ That's my problem. If I don't write it down, I'll never remember. *sighs* Sometimes it's hard to be grateful for my brain . . . and then I'm reminded I could be brain-dead and so now I'm grateful again lol
So, um, it's been awhile. How's everybody doing? I know my world may not show it but I've been stalking theO pretty regularly as indicated by my comments on various people's posts or pics. I'll just give a shout-out to pandaman08 who I've recently become friends with. Thanks for answering all my random child lit questions ^^ You guys should check out her profile or send her a random pm. She'd love to meet you . . . at least, I think she would. Some of you guys are kinda strange
Oh, and I'd like to thank those random people who have kept viewing my world even though I haven't posted in it since the 15 of December. You always made me laugh when I saw those views keep going up when nothing was there. I'm popular without saying anything I guess. It's a talent. What can I say?
Hmm, what have I been doing recently? Well, I've started doing three miles with a friend every monday and wednesday. I'm very proud of myself because I haven't really done distances that can be counted in miles since junior high (I'm in college now). Needless to say I look pretty pathetic gasping for oxygen on the 6th lap, but hey, pathetic looking exercise will eventually turn into impressive exercise right? Right?
How am I feeling right now? Well, I'm irritated because grooveshark won't play my playlist *pouts* Excited because I've been getting a lot of stuff written in my story. Discouraged because I have a whole other notebook of story stuff that I need to put into the computer. Basically my emotions are running the whole gambit I suppose.
Erm, what else. I've been taking a lot of random classes this semester since it's my final semester in school 0.0 (If you can, please pray that I find whatever path in life I'm supposed to take careerwise. I'm really hanging up in the air on this one -_-) Anyway, I'm taking First Responder which is basically learning first aid and how to respond to different emergency situations. I'll be getting certified as a EMR if I can pass the test (seemingly more doubtful all the time XD) But it's okay if I don't pass the test since I basically just took this class because 1) it seemed like a good life skill to have and 2) so I could mutilate my characters with medical correctness lol I mean, really, all I knew to do if someone got cut, say, with a sword or whatever was "and they wrapped that with a bandage." Hey man, sorry about that wound. Hope you don't get gangrene or something lol
I'm also taking Old Testament Poetry (Old Testament as in the Bible). It's very interesting. I never knew Hebrew poetry had so many different types of forms like synthetic, acrostic, and a dozen that don't come to mind atm along with all the regular poetical stuff like metaphor, synecdoche, apostrophe, litotes, etc.
Another interesting class I'm taking is American Sign Language with cricket20. It's my first time taking a class like this and it can be a bit overwhelming because all the other people in the class seemed to have previous experience signing before I feel a lost a lot, but we have a great teacher who's really encouraging. She had her mom, who is functionally deaf, come in the other day and tell us about how she was sent to a deaf school when she was 13 and how she met her husband there. She would stand at her dorm window and sign to him on the ground because the boys and girls weren't supposed to talk to each other at that school. Things sure have changed a lot since then lol
Okay, I guess that's enough personal information overload for one day. Don't say I never told you anything about myself xP Jana mina! And Ganbatte!
This is my shout-out to aminesick! Because he randomly made my avatar do awesome things!!! If you're digitally illiterate like me, you could even ask him to play around with yours and see what awesomeness he could procure
I hope he doesn't mind I just potentially offered his services ^^"
But I mean really? My dragon is FLAME-ING. Like literal flames coming out of the mouth! XDXDXD Thanks so much aminesick. I really appreciate your random generosity *bows in gratitude*
In case you couldn't tell by that title, yes, I am back. My computer ended up not being fixed, but I got a new one instead. Welcome me to the world of Macness people XD I bought a MacBook Pro yesterday, so I've been uploading and downloading all over the place to get the new computer in working order. It can be frustrating at times not knowing which button does what lol But I'm sure I'll get used to it eventually, ne? Plus I have you guys to ask if I get too stuck. Thanks ahead of time ;)
I'm so excited to be able to get back on theO. I feel like I've missed so much since I've been gone! You guys are way too freaking productive. How's a girl supposed to catch up on all this stuff I ask? Plus, our exams were finished on Thursday so I finally have some breathing room to do some actually drawing and writing. I'm so excited XDXDXD
Anyway, I should get back to uploading/downloading/pushing random buttons. See you guys around and have a merry Christmas!