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Rachel
02 March 2009 @ 11:41 am
So, it's 11:41 by my computer's clock, and I should be in class. But I'm not. You know why? Because we have a snow day! Yaaaaaaaaaaaay! This has so far meant a leisurely morning of RPing (I am now Ahiru at Drama Drama Duck, and it is much, much fun!), but I know that I'll hate myself if I don't use at least some of this extra time for homework. Because I have a lot of makeup work on account of the fact that I've spent the last two weeks with what I stupidly thought was the common cold. (Turns out that it was only the common cold for a few days. After that, my wonderful immune system felt that it was time to give up and leave me with a rather nasty infection.)

Also, I have recently discovered the true joy of Pokemon. I've been addicted to that damn game for weeks, ever since kiarasayre and vivider forced me to start playing it. I have literally lost sleep over that game, playing it long into the night and sometimes into the morning. I had just decided that I hate that game for sapping my life away and giving nothing back (except for a level 80 Venusaur named Neville) until I told my brother that I was playing. He sounded quite surprised that I would play such a childish game, and then proceeded to tell me about his Pokemon game. We talked for about 10 minutes and he gave me pointers on how to finish the Sevii Islands quest. That's the longest I think I've ever talked to him on the phone. I mean, granted, I could only understand about a third of what he was saying because he MUMBLES so much, but the thought was in it. And now it seems like he almost likes talking with his nerdy older sister. Yay for heartwarming brother-sister Pokemon stories!

Lastly, while I was typing, kiarasayre mentioned the phrase "hot sex" in relation to the current snowstorm. As in, "It's going to start snowing again tonight? Hot sex!" I have never heard anyone use that phrase to convey a sense of joy before. In fact, I was hitherto unaware that the expression meant anything more than simply, "pleasurable or attractive copulation". Hmmm, fascinating.
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Current Mood: awake
 
 
Rachel
16 February 2009 @ 09:02 am
Things I must never do again:

  1. Try to use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to hold a drink instead of a glass. Next time, I must wash one of the dirty glasses instead.

  2. Try to obtain cold water by waiting for an ice cube to melt. Warm water from the tab will suffice in this instance.

  3. Try to melt an ice cube over the stove in a measuring cup. Cheap plastic cups and open flames are not meant to go within six inches of each other. If I do this, the measuring cup will melt. Thus ruining our only 1/2 cup measuring cup and causing the apartment and possibly the rest of floor 6 to smell strongly of burning plastic.

  4. Try to make some use of my efforts by drinking the water that has been melted along with the cup. This water will taste of melted plastic and probably hold the chemicals in melted plastic within it. Note on this list item to my future children: I'm so sorry for causing you to be malformed.

  5. Try to use my highly lacking mental abilities to entertain my need to be lazy. Next time, I must do what any normal person would do and get iced tea from one of the many shops in easy walking distance from my apartment.


So, in conclusion, this has been a very unsatisfactory and counter-productive morning. And I honestly don't think I have done anything this stupid in my life. This includes the time I ran into a busy street when I was four. At least in that instance the only consequences of my actions were possible death or a spanking. In today's situation I have caused future generations of my family to be malformed. Or I've just given myself more health problems. Like cancer. Oh my God, I hate myself.
 
 
Current Mood: ditzy
Current Music: My stupidity ringing in my ears
 
 
Rachel
25 January 2009 @ 12:58 pm
So, I realize I might be getting a little strange by posting twice in two days. But I feel that I must post to my journal about this. As the subject of this post says, LiveJournal can read minds. Since I don't have a paid account, I get all of these advertisements in the margins of my screen. One of the ads I've been getting says, "Find Locally-Grown, Organic Foods in New York". Now, I'm not so crazy that I only eat organic or local foods, but I know that any place that sells such foods would be happy to cater to a vegan. The question is: how the hell did LJ know to give me THAT ad? I'm not affiliated with any vegan community, nor have I ever visited any vegan sites while logged in. My screen name contains the word "vegan", but does LJ really have a program that scans screen names for words like "vegan" or "organic" just so that it can give them fitting ads? Okay, so I suppose it COULD have such a program, so maybe LJ doesn't read minds. But really, this is a bit excessive, LJ. You are getting money just for hosting the ads; why should you put any more effort into getting those ads noticed?

I feel less freaked-out now. And even if LJ HAD read my mind, it would have done a crappy job. I don't eat exclusively organic and I could spend a lot less money on my vegan-ness just by going to Stop & Shop and buying tofu - rather than going to this special hippie market and buying SPECIAL VEGAN TOFU.

(For those of you who don't know, tofu is bean curd and is therefore always vegan. Unless you lather it in cheese or dead cow or something. And that's just gross.)

So, speaking of memes, I am so happy that my meme from yesterday is already traveling teh webz! I am now getting slightly addicted to answering memes, and thus I shall do this one that kiarasayre showed me. The goal is: Pick 15 Canon or Fanon relationships that you like and describe them in 15 words or less. Then make your friends reply to you and guess who they are. So go look here -> Under the CutCollapse )

In other news, this post looks very disorganized because I can't see what's under the cut and what isn't. So now it looks like I've just switched topics in the middle of something. Oh well. I think I'm off to go apply for my first RPG now. As Peter Pettigrew! I'm so excited!
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Current Location: next to a box of tissues :)
Current Music: Waltz of the Flowers
 
 
Rachel
24 January 2009 @ 02:36 pm
I have recently learned to make an LJ cut. Thank you to kiarasayre for the coding! <lj-cut text="Whatever you want the cut to say"> Whatever the text is to be cut </lj-cut>. God, I am sooooo internet-savvy. So, in honor of my Great Learning, I shall use this bit of code in my post. To post a meme that I made up. It is the Awesometastic Fanfiction Meme! Pick 10 characters from your favorite fandom(s) or original characters and watch the awful situations unfold around them! Yay!

Fanfiction Meme - Possible Spoilers for Several StoriesCollapse )
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Current Location: My desk
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Roommates singing Ouran theme
 
 
Rachel
12 January 2009 @ 12:34 am
So, like certain other people on my Friends List, I have just finished watching all of Princess Tutu AGAIN. I have spent the last few minutes screaming and crying. I just joined a Princess Tutu community, although I'm not sure what to do with it now that I'm in it. Currently I am listening to Swan Lake and posting about my overwhelming FEELINGS to my Livejournal. And it has just occurred to me that that is what Mytho-Senpai really needed this whole time: a LIVEJOURNAL! What better way to express your feelings of loneliness, sadness, and frustration than to post it on teh webz for everyone to see? I mean, why didn't Ahiru think of that long ago, rather than having to run around and fight using bad-ass ballet to get pieces of Mytho's heart back? I'm a genius... Oh, I should also mention that FAKIR IS SO EPIC AND AWESOME AND MANAGES TO USE THE WORD "MORON" EVEN IN THE LAST EPISODE.

Speaking of Fakir, I found an RPG that I want to play him in. Ummm, can one of my Livejournal-savvy friends tell me how to go about joining such an RPG?

I also want to learn to make LJ cuts, because then I can put up writing and BE LIKE DROSSELMEYER -

I mean, I'm not a dork or anything....

Also, my dear Firebird, can we get together any time soon? I suppose I should be posting this on YOUR blog too, but perhaps it would be less confusing just to call you. Er, probably tomorrow, rather than at this dark hour.

I should also extend a message to Ms Pauseless, who left me a voice-message on my phone a full week ago but whose voice-message was unheard until today because I had lost my phone INSIDE OF MY SHOE. But anyway, you asked if we could get together. That would be awesome and I would love to... but I need to figure out transportation, being unable to drive myself.

Oh, by the way, for those of you who care... my parents have agreed to take me to sit my Driver's Test next weekend and have pointed me to the Driver's Manual online in order to study for it. So I'll be driving soon, maybe! If I'm not too scared to get behind the wheel! Incidentally, this same pair of parents who are so kindly assisting me in getting ready for my test have also asked me to help my brother study for it. I knew there was an ulterior motive involved. This task worries me - partially because it means reading the whole manual to my brother, and partially because it means that my brother may soon be behind the wheel of a car. Shit, Massachusetts. You're in trouble now.

Anyway, I still need to finish creating my Princess Tutu playlist. I still need to track down a full recording of "Giselle". I shall go do that now, I think. I might also find a new recording of "Carmen" while I'm at it. FEMIO FOR THE WIIIIIIIIIIIN!!!!!!!
 
 
Current Mood: sad
Current Music: Swan Lake, Korialan - FAKIR MUSIC!
 
 
 
Rachel
24 December 2008 @ 07:14 pm

Why am I writing in LiveJournal again? Because I want to. Not because my roommates are bullying me into it, but... *breaks into terrible '90s British pop* BECAUSE WE WANT TO! BECAUSE WE WANT TO!

Wow. Sorry about that outburst. That was uncalled for.

By the way, would you LOOK at that icon I have up! Oh my God I loves it! It's from Princess Tutu, which, despite the name, is probably the best anime ever to be made. If you haven't seen it, do it now. NOW, BITCH. The first few episodes may be a bit overly Shoujo-ish, but it gets REALLY good. Oh, and if you do watch it, remember to watch in Japanese. In the English dub they take some pretty girly characters *cough - every guy in the show - COUGH* and try to make them more manly for our non-Japanese senibilities. It doesn't work well.

Speaking of nerdy shows to watch, any of my adoring fans who watch Dr. Who should see this video -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hXPuudMlP8
It's a Monty Python Dalek! YAAAAAAAAAY!

Um, should I have put that under a cut? I'm not sure how to do that yet, but I'll figure it out eventually. Anyway, I guess Viewer Discretion is Advised for the above link. If sound bites from Monty Python or Daleks scare or disturb you, please don't look at the link.

Aaaand before I go, I just want everyone reading this to know how miraculous it is that I can post at all. I was stranded in New Jersey for several days because of the snow. I was with Hannah, so it was all good and fun, but I did not have much access to the internetz at her house. So I am pleased to be able to write this.

Bye, peeps. Oh, and I think it might be almost Christmas, so Merry Christmas to all of you who are celebrating. Maybe next time I'll put up some writing. Or some pictures of my kiiiiiiiities, who are adorable little monsters as usual.
 
 
Current Mood: chipper
Current Music: Danse Macabre
 
 
Rachel
10 November 2008 @ 09:13 am
Um, so this is another post. And I'm trying out another icon. It's L! I can write his name in Japanese, too. Look:
エル.
See? See?! Actually, you probably can't see unless you have Japanese on your computer. It might just look like two little empty boxes. Anyway, it's not that exciting. I'll stop that now.
So, lessee, do I have anything else to talk about? Er, I'm almost done with my homework. Except that damn Russian essay. I REALLY don't want to do that damn Russian essay. But I know that I'll regret it if I don't do it. Dammit. Dammit, dammit, dammit. Stupid Russian essay.
Um, I'm NOT up-to-date on NaNoWriMo, but I'm still working on it. And I will get it done, I promise. I refuse to give up this year!
My family and cats are doing well, except that the Mop is having some issues using the litter box. He seems to think that the rug in the bathroom is an okay place to poop. I think he might be a bit ill, although other than the pooping issue he's just as loveable and annoying as usual. Rosie keeps getting bitten by Lucy, and Dan is still scared of everything. Last report I heard was that he was sitting in my room, getting high on catnip to calm himself down. But that's all normal.
There is an add on my screen that tells me that Paris Hilton's IQ is 120. I hope that's true; much lower and she'll be as dumb as everyone says she is. Of course, this add also said that Bush, Obama, and Palin all have an IQ of 125. It's hard to believe such a coincidence. In fact, it's hard to imagine that this site managed to IQ test all of these people. So I'm doubting its accuracy.
I think that's all I have to rant about. So... do svedonia.
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Current Mood: calm
Current Music: Kids With Guns :(
 
 
Rachel
08 November 2008 @ 10:03 am
...I don't know if I get this. I just post stuff about my life? That's... odd. I mean, my life isn't that interesting; who would want to hear about it anyway? I'm in college and it's hard, I'm angsty about how my parents pressure me to work, I'm excited by the prospect of Thanksgiving because I get to go home and see my cats, I like hanging out with my roommates and I don't like feeling sick. That's... really boring. But I was cajoled and deceived and bullied into getting a LiveJournal, so I guess I'll have to use it and write about something. Hey! Maybe I'll put my writing up here. That way, the people who DO see my LiveJournal can see it and comment on it. Yes, that's what I'll do. Haha, that's funny. Like I'll have enough writing to fill up a LiveJournal. Oh well, I'll try. So... about the writing... well, I need to find some of my writing to put up here before I can post it. Next time, I promise! To my... adoring fans?
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Current Location: My desk
Current Mood: sleepy
Current Music: ...Satisfaction?