Amusing word of the day: hobo.
I'm still giggling everytime I use it. I blame Woody Harrelson for his portrayal of a hobo in 2012, and my main man Walter 'Ginger Hobo' Kovacs.
also mmmmmmmmmmmm Matthew Lillard, shirtless <3
Things I want to say to you, but I know I never will:
I just want you to tell me: all those times that you made it seem like you wanted me (and still do), are they unintentional? Because as much as I pretend it doesn't really matter, it kinda does. It hurts. I just need you to tell me I read you wrong. That it was all me, and that I was a stupid little girl for believing that what I interpreted was the truth, and thinking myself special enough to deserve that attention.
I did like you, and I only let myself into it because I thought maybe you wanted me back. I know I should tell you how I feel, what with leaving and starting over again, but I can't bring myself to do it. Because what if you say it was unintentional?
What are the three best books you have ever read and what are the three worst? What made them so good or bad?
* Best of the best:
#1 Jurassic Park- Michael Crichton. Why?
a) it's Jurassic Park
b) it's a great book for someone who agrees that humans meddle when they shouldn't and are going to end up destroying themselves. Also, there's dinosaurs, and dinosaurs are way awesome.
#2 The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon- Stephen King.Why
? It's disturbing, touching, riveting and funny. It shows you how the human brain can endure some of the worst things in the world without breaking, and it mixes the real with the supernatural in a way that only Stephen King can pull off.
#3 Fight Club- Chuck PalahniukWhy?
It's Fight Club.
You can't talk about the book without blowing your mind, and that sucks, cause if you go into a book with your mind pre-blown, it cannot be re-blown.
* Worst of the Worst:
#1 Gravity- Tess Gerritsen. Why?
It's a shameless rip-off of a classic- Michael Crichton's Andromeda Strain
. Now, a) you don't rip off Crichton, because it just makes me want to kill you and b) just because you have changed the man character to a woman doesn't make your book any better, infact, it makes it worse.
#2 Twilight- Stephenie Meyer.Why?
Oh, where do you start? a) it has no plot b) it is just pages and pages of massive thesaurus abuse, some of which is entirely
) c) none of the characters are 3 dimensional d) it portrays destructive and abusive relationships as normal and e) THIS IS WHAT THE WOMEN OF FUTURE GENERATIONS THINK IS GOOD. HUMANITY IS DOOMED.
#3 You know what, that's about it. I seem to be lucky in the books department, cause I have an uncanny knack for telling off of the back cover if the book will suck or not. Now, if this was 3 of the best and 3 of the most average
books you've read... hrm.
MATTHEW LILLARD WAS ON GARY UNMARRIED LAST NIGHT
AND HE WAS TOTALLY ADORABLE AS ALWAYS
AND LYING HALF NAKED IN GARY'S SHEETS
AND SAYING "HOLD ME" IN THAT ADORABLE VOICE OF HIS
I LOVE YOU MATTHEW LILLARD
What three items would you place in a time capsule to help future generations understand you?
Hmm. I actually had to think really hard about this. How do you define yourself using three things? Personalities go way
deeper than that. At first thought, I'd put in three things I really like. Which means 1) a Pulp Fiction DVD, 2) a dinosaur model and 3) a photo of me with everyone I love. But then I think about it, and it doesn't really describe me that well. Yes, I love Pulp Fiction, but it's one of the many movies in the very large range of movies I love, and all it is is mind-fuckery and gratuitous violence. Yes, I love dinosaurs, but most kids not in their double digits yet do, too. A dinosaur model might also imply I'm one of those idiot girls who likes dinosaurs because they looked 'omg so cute
'. That wouldn't help. I like dinosaurs because I was introduced to them at a young age and they fascinated me. It's an amazing feeling to close your eyes and visualize yourself in a prehistoric era; dinosaurs surrounding you and the air smelling as fresh and clean as it ever will. I like dinosaurs because I know the past is one of the only ways we can learn about the future and the present, but not many people understand this. I like dinosaurs because they were graceful and majestic, even the stupid, lumbering ones. I like dinosaurs because they make me picture a world that humanity hasn't corrupted. A dinosaur model wouldn't help anyone accurately understand this about me. The picture is by far the most confusing one. It would show everyone I love, but what would it say about me? That I'm a people person, and I'm not really a people person. I'm a freaking misanthrope
. I have nothing but contempt and disdain for the entirety of humanity and a picture with me smiling in the presence of other humans would definitely not portray this. Yes, I love my family and my friends, but they're the only ones in the end that elicit any kind of feelings from me. Yet, if you look at my interests, these three things would seem to best describe me.
In the end, I think I'd put in
1) my portfolio of deconstructed dinosaur skeletons and skull sketches, accompanied by the Jurassic Park novel. This would imply I have more than a rudimentary knowledge of these dinosaurs and suggest I learn about them, helping whoever read it to know that they're more than just an item of squee for me.
2) a list of my favorite movies and why I like each one.
3) the picture of me with my loved ones, attached to a rant on my opinions on them, and my opinions on humanity in general.
There. Much better.
01) Not being able to participate in NaNoWriMo once again.
02) Staying home for weeks at a time.
03) Studying for most of that duration.
04) Having to fix lunch everyday because I get way too hungry, which eats up time.
05) Not being able to read anything I want to.
06) Doing Math sums for six hours aaargh
07) Drinking way too much coffee without realizing.
08) Not being able to sleep at night because my brain doesn't shut down enough.
09) Reciting random facts all the time until you can't remember anything else anymore.
10) Being abnormally thirsty.
11) Feeling guilty about going out to watch movies I've wanted to watch for the last 4 months.
12) Picking up every possible distraction and then complaining about it.
13) Constantly answering questions about how my studies are going.
14) Being entirely uncreative- thank fuck we don't have a creating writing external.
15) Having a hand that constantly hurts after the first word-heavy exam,
16) Taking way too much time during morning Yoga sessions to get out of studying and possibly pulling muscles due to over-exertion.
17) Losing track of the real world.
18) Being completely stressed out.
9Es, 6Ms, 1A
and a spectacular math fail presumably
So, yes, awesome day. As I mentioned to someone this morning "my brains happen to be one of the only things I have left and I need to defend them constantly".
So, I loved Surrogates. It doesn't surprise me because
1) The movie was spectacularly awesome and
2) I was incredibly excited about it. If I'd been this excited about freakin' Twilight I'd have loved that (and that's saying something)
It was also an awesome way to end two weeks of exams! \o/
(and learn important lessons like the only way you get food is if you stand in line, unless you rob the place- tell everyone you know, three people are in on the secret already!)
Look, just because I'm 17 and technology-savvy doesn't mean I want to buy your 400$ e-book reader (that looks enough like the real thing!!!!1!! not). I don't know if you understand it, but there is an inherent joy to reading a book. The smell of new paper, the crisp new binding and the way the pages yellow and feel smooth in your hand after a couple hundred readings. I don't care what fancy gadget you're putting out that's going to 'revolutionize the way people read', you're not convincing me to buy it. As long as they print books, I'll be buying them, and once they stop- well, then I'm going to have to give in. But until then I'll pick the good old printed-on-paper and have a reassuring weight in my hands kind of book. So, no, thanks. Keep your awesome offer to yourself and close your mouth because your look of disbelief/amazement does nothing for your pretty features.