Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sloth

Today, I treated myself to a day off, a belated birthday present if you will. I know that it's early in the semester and taking a day off is frowned upon, but I wanted a day where I can just relax, check out upcoming books on blogs, watch tv and read. Technically, it's not a full day off, I did go to french class this morning and will be doing my homework starting pretty soon here, but I've been busy busy busy with something or other for the past 3 weeks, whether it be work, school, social obligations, or homework. I just needed a day where nothing was really expected of me. I found dozens of books that are coming out in the next two years, I will spare you the covers, titles, and synopsizes, mainly because the books don't have set cover designs yet.

The negative thing about looking for new books... is that I look at all the ones that I have, and I get excited because they all rock and i want to read them all...but reading a book takes time, time that is better spent reading school stuff, but reading about fallen angels, supernatural love triangles and world ending battles just seems so much more entertaining compared to Emerson describing what a poet is, with all do respect Mr. Emerson...it's boring and while i'm sure you'll still be talked about generations to come...I would much prefer to read about things that take me away to another world, another reality...not listening to you contradict yourself time and time again.

Now that all my literary friends hate me for saying that young adult paranormal romance is better than Emerson... I think I'll be done with this post for today. I am quite busy after all... teen mom is on tonight, and I still have to catch up on last night's episodes of the bachelor, tabatha's salon takeover and pretty little liars. :)

Ciao
B

Friday, January 21, 2011

Look Look Isn't it Pretty!!!

Not to be all materialistic and "I want, I want, I want" ...but I totally want!!
This, my friends,is the Apple Ipad. a.k.a little slice of heaven in the form of an electronic.Look at the wonderfulness...

The big, beautiful iPad display lets you browse your music collection by song, artist, album, genre, or composer with the touch of a finger. See your music as full-size album art. Flip through all your albums and tap to choose what you want to hear. It’s as natural as flipping through CDs.






Use the Notes app to jot down anything and everything and take it with you wherever you go. iPad is so thin and light, you can take it to a meeting, a lecture, even the grocery store. The iPad display gives you plenty of space to fill with your notes and to-do lists.


Calendar on iPad keeps your busy life beautifully organized. View your calendar by day, week, or month. See everything in a list. iPad changes views with a tap or a turn. In portrait view, you can see an entire month or the details of a single day. Rotate iPad to landscape, and you’ll find a list of the day’s activities on one side and your detailed schedule on the other. iPad makes it easy to focus on what you’re doing now, even while you plan for what’s next.


Download the iBooks app free from the App Store. More than a great ebook reader, it’s also an amazing place to browse and shop for books day or night. Tap the iBooks icon and your bookshelf appears. Tap the Store button and the bookshelf flips around like a secret passageway to reveal the iBookstore, where you can browse tens of thousands of books — many of them free. Browse by title, author, or genre. View what’s featured on the iBookstore, the New York Timesbest-seller lists, and more. When you find a book you like, tap it to see more details, peruse reviews, even read a free sample. Download the book and it appears on your bookshelf, ready to read. As your library grows, quickly group books or PDFs into collections to keep your bookshelf neat and organized. Books you download are also available on your iPhone and iPod touch, so you’ll never be without your favorite reads.


Isn't it pretty?! :) My Preeeeeeeccccccciiiiious! One day, One day I will be ok with dropping 500 dollars on something as spiffy as that. Unfortunately, I doubt that it will be in this decade, but I think eating and a place to live are a little more important...but they're close. 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Semester, New Routine...I hope

Back at school...mixed feelings. Love being with Chris but we're both so edgy right now because we have so much work to do and our schedules are basically opposite, thus creating very little time to actually spend together. The issue with being "edgy" is that very small comments or actions can be taken the wrong way, it's like we are looking for ways to snap at eachother, or a reason to be annoyed. It's not fun, It's wonderful when we can actually sit down and spend time with eachother...watch a movie, grab dinner, but those moments are so difficult to come by, thus creating the "other" moments where we want to have time to hang out but alas we can't...so we get frusterated. It's a tricky situation. Despite my rant...I'm not mad at Chris, not in the least actually, I'm just mad at the fact that we never get to spend time together, and when we do it's "catching up time" filled with homework, reading, e-mail reading, lunch, time before class, friends... basically time with a stop watch. I like it not! I just hope things go back to normal when we get the routine of the new semester down a little better.

On a less important but I'm sure more entertaining note... my tv shows are starting up, I'm way behind but Hulu (when it's working) is my new best friend...sorry Courtney. Kidding, of course. Teen Mom 2 started last week, Pretty Little Liars did as well (Still have to watch the premire), Supernatural is due to start back up in a week, THANK GOODNESS. It is difficult to function without the known fact that Sam and Dean are saving the world from Supernatural creatures gone Rogue. American idol has also started, but that's kindof a last priority show, I only will be watching it for Steven Tyler.

I think the real reason that I'm in a funk, is that i haven't had time to read for fun...at all. It's been reading for classes non-stop, so when I have time where I'm not reading...I'm sleeping or eating. Literally...I get up, go to class, read for class, (sometimes I work), and then I go to sleep. By the time I have time to actually read for fun, my eyes are so tired that I can't focus on the words...and fall asleep. This semester is going to kick my butt, but hopefully I'll be able to squeeze in a few fun books. To keep me from going insane of course!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

abrupt ending

I know that all I really talk about is books on this thing...and I'm sure that ends to be rather annoying for the people who actually want to know what I'm up to...BUT This time I get to do both. For the past, lets say, 36 hours I've read two books, and now, in the next half hour I plan on starting my third. I did start and finish Wondrous Strange, and now when I tear myself away from the computer, I will read the sequel...Darklight. I'm enjoying this nothing to do other than read....Oooo boyfriend calling...bye

Friday, January 7, 2011

Bad Choices.

I seem to have this strange obsession with reading a book the second after I bought it. Normal you say...there's more. If it's the first in a new series I HAVE to start reading it, if it's the first of a series that has been out for a while (maybe even the 2nd and 3rd books are out too) I put it on the self to read later. Now what sense does that make I ask you?!? None! The past three books that I read are Matched by Ally Condie, Paranormalcy by Kiersten White and Unearthly by Cynthia Hand.All new releases, all series with books that aren't released until at earliest...November. Sigh. When deciding what I wanted to read after Paranormacly I gave myself three options: Unearthly (the one I chose), The book that came out 5 days ago, is the first in a series, and in which book 2 comes out next JANUARY. Second Choice: Wondrous Strange, in which the trilogy is completed and all sitting on my self... or Option 3:  The Hollow, a trilogy, I have book one and two, three is out in October. NOW, the smart thing would be to read Wondrous Strange, because I have the whole series already, but no instead I decided to pick up the one that I would have to wait a year for in order to find out what happens next! Then when I'm done with the book, I'm left with this sad, impatient feeling of loneliness. Almost any other book I have would have been a better choice, It was a perfectly wonderful book (which only makes the waiting harder) but of course I will be just turning 22 by the time I can read it...lame. Now I'm in the same situation...I'm staring at my book shelf wondering which one I should read next...It's now between the new Anna Godbersen book about flappers...(that just came out), Wondrous Strange, and The Hollow! I am going to state on Goodreads that I'm reading Wondrous Strange, Hide the other options, grab the book and not put it down until I finish.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pretty Pretty

I just need to post the cover of this book! It's beautiful. It's the third book in my current favorite series and I have been waiting for this cover for months. Now I only need to wait 5 months until I can have the book... tear.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Well, A poem, a List and a tv show later...I'm off to bed

It's after 2.... again...I'm starting to think i'm an Insomniac...
I'm trying to watch the bachelor on hulu but the video keeps stopping and then I have to wait for it to load...it's a frustrating process and should have probably given up about an hour ago but I seem to have this strange uncontrollable determination to finish stupid things that take up time...like watching the bachelor. I was running out of unproductive things to do while I'm waiting for it to load, so I decided to blog, instead of cleaning my room of course, adding that one to my to do list for tomorrow...and tomorrow I will be mad at myself for not doing it tonight...oh the circle of procrastination. Anyway, my day was eventful. Courtney and I hopped a bus to the U of M, naturally the western suburbs decided that they don't want regular buses they want Coach buses, not that I'm complaining, it just helps the rest of the cities hate us even more. :) We walked across campus to one building only to be told we went to the wrong building...way to go Court... and then we just decided to go to Qdoba. Anyway, we picked fake names in case we ever needed them, I'm Jane, she's Kate, and then I fell (a figure skater mind you) on ice, in my boots...in the street... It was ok, i'm fine, I laughed, so did Courtney. Met a Homeless man, named him Norm, he couldn't talk...but he liked Courtney's coat, met Charisse at Mall of America, bought $40 concealer, none of you actually know what I look like...I'm actually very very tan, I just like to look pale...kidding. We shopped, we drank Starbucks...and Caribou, we tried clothes...ok courtney tried on clothes, and then we left. It was a wonderful day.

When I got home, I told my dad about Norm, in which he laughed and my mother made some negative comment (per usual) and then I went up to my room. I love my sisters very much, and I usually don't really care if they borrow my stuff, however, lexa has 2 laptops...but I walk into my room, and my window is open, her skype is logged on and i'm logged off all of my accounts that I usually keep up...Now Lexa...if you are going to sneak onto my computer when I'm not home...you should probably not stay signed into your skype account where I can see all of your conversations and mess with your friends ;). Not that I did anything, but I'm counting this as fair warning for next time. So that's lexi, then there's Mikayla, So I bought a new hat, and for some reason... anything thats in my room that she likes, she feels like I don't want anymore...I'm so sick of hearing "Brianna, Can i have it?" "NO! YOU MAY NOT HAVE IT!" If I don't want it, I'll just give it to you...maybe. ;) They may be a pain, but I love my sisters! They both have such big hearts, and each of them have such funny but different personalities. They are my girls!

So, I'm watching the bachelor...or trying to as you know, and Brad whatever his name is, the one who turned down both girls 3 years ago, is the new bachelor. What I don't understand is why everyone hates him because he turned them both down? If he realized that he wasn't ready for a relationship, and that he couldn't be with either of the girls then he's kindof doing them a favor. I know that I wouldn't want some guy to pick me when he wasn't sure. Now both girls are happily married, and he's stuck being the jerk that broke two hearts. Sometimes you can't help but break a few hearts, or get yours broken, it's part of the process of finding the one that you are supposed to be with. Women as a whole used Brad as a symbol of that "one guy" who broke their heart, and it's not fair to pin all that anger, and sadness on one man. He's not the only person to break up with a girl...and he has a lot of guts to do it on the show rather than leading her on for months afterwards.... I feel for the guy, having to deal with all the hate mail, and slander that he received isn't fair, he did the mature responsible thing, he figured out what was wrong on his end...how many guys would actually admit that HE was the problem? FEW! So give him a chance and show some respect you Brad haters. That was my rant to all the people on the bachelor that they interviewed saying that he's hated and an egoist. It made me mad.

This might end up being a long blog, I fear. The stupid hulu buffer thing keeps going down every 2 seconds and it is really agitating and I only have like 5 mins left so i don't wanna stop. I am mad at hulu.

Hulu oh Hulu
What is wrong with YOU YOU
All I want to Do
Is watch a show or two
Now it's almost three
and you are really annoying me

Do you like my poem? It took me a minute... I know... you're jealous. Oooo it worked 5 bars of buffering!!!YAY.

So... 5 bars evidently can go back to one in like...the same amount of time that 2 can go back to 1. I figured it would last a little longer...

Things not to do when you meet the bachelor:
1. Slap him... I don't think he liked that.
2. Tell him that he is hated by all women...also not very promising
3. Tell him the words "I have to be honest with you..." seriously every other girl said that...it's got to get annoying to hear the same thing 15 times.
4. Wear the ugliest shoes known to man...sorry they just bugged me.
5. Grab his ass...poor scared violated Brad.
6. Cry...Really? It's not like you're going to be dating Johnny Depp...It's some dude named Brad. (and not Pitt unfortunately)
7. Teach him how to propose... I think he knows...he just didn't want to.
8. Wear Dorthy's ruby slippers, dress in the same color as Dorthy and then quote the movie...You might...correction... you will come off a little off your rocker. ( I wonder where that expression came from... i wonder if it's in that expression game that Chris and I always play)
9. Telling him that you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you kiss your prince... and then kiss him... may have sounded like a good plan in your head... but in reality its kind of confusing...is he the prince or the frog?
10. Do a high kick... honey... you're in a dress... bad

I do like looking at all the pretty dresses.. It's like prom all over again. Or maybe just prom dress shopping all over again.

I have wonderful news... I am done with the bachelor episode 1 part 1 and i will try and sit through 2 TOMORROW. I am going to BED!!! Night! Love you Chris!!!!