Giant Blog Post of Doom

So, here are all the random quotes and hilarity that occured while I was at Myriad’s house. Just a quick post, then I need to get back to my novel!

M: That’s not a TV. It’s a piano.

(I would like to point out that I did not call it a TV, she was just having trouble finding the word)

K: Well that was exciting. Let’s never do it again. (When I broke her internet)

K: Hey look, a cheerio! This was mine. (Yup. And then I ate it)

M: And then this person invaded my home and broke my internet.
K: Technically I was let in.
M: And then this person abused my trust and broke my internet.

M: I’m sorry. I’m being confusing. By trying to get oxygen. (She was having trouble breathing, so kept taking these weird deep breaths.)

M: Ok. Write or die. Writing or dying. What the hell am I doing?
K: Dying.
M: Well, there is that.

K: ‘Hey, sexy lady, I’m a snake charmer want to charm my snake?’
M: Has anyone actually used that line before?
K: I don’t know but someone should.
… Hang on, I need to write that down.

K: You left your uterus out here. (No comment.)

K: What is that pink thing? Is that a lobster?
M: I’m not exactly sure.
K: Does it have whiskers?
M: Yeah. The little one has those, too!

K: Do you want a peanut bus?
M: Yes. (Oh, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade…)

K: That’s what brown sugar is for. Candying shit.

K: She could receive a message about dolphins. Or elephants in tutus … it was the first thing that came to mind. Ballerina elephants! Like in Fantasia!

K: Do you feel good or feel well?
M: You feel well. You feel good if you’re helping the poor or-
K: TIGER! (picks up tiger stuffed animal and shoves it in M’s face)
M: That’s a tiger. If you were wondering.

M (sees me typing): Oh, I heard spider …

M: You’re over 36,000. You whore.

M: Bet that you live, because either you die and you don’t care …
K: Or your computer freezes and no one will know. (Babylon 5 movie)

K: What is she doing?
M: That’s her battle cry.
K: That’s a terrible battle cry.
M: It’s not my battle cry. (Same movie)

M: The dolphin has been inserted, by the way.
K: That just sounds so wrong! (I made a bet that she had to write a dolphin in her novel)

K: Let me shigoogle this. (shigoogle)

K: Will you love me forever?
M: Probably?
K: Ok. Just checking.

K: I was aware that it was a moose a while ago, I just suddenly had the urge to shout it. (She kept doing puzzles, and one was a moose)

M: Dear lord, what are we listening to? The Dark and Endless Dalek Night. Ok, that makes sense.

M: Fuck this duck. It’s a swan. (Also a puzzle)

K: I haven’t quite decided what I’m going to do with Seymour now that I have him. (Myriad randomly told me to put a stowaway named Seymour in my novel. So I did.)

M: K, psychedelic monkey in your story NOW.

Published in: on November 29, 2011 at 1:10 pm  Comments (3)  

Last Day …

Since it’s Thanksgiving vacation, I came to visit Myriad. It’s been exciting. A friend of mine drove to Chicago, so I rode with her. And the 5.5 hour drive ended up taking like 8 hours. We got turned around at one point and drove in the wrong direction for AN HOUR before we noticed. That was exciting. Yeah. Then I got to take a bus to Myriad’s, which was really kinda awesome. It was a double decker bus, with wi-fi and outlets and the entire roof was a skylight. Of course, I got on the bus at 11pm, so I couldn’t see anything out the skylight, but I imagine it would be awesome in the daytime. I got in a 2am, pretty much just got to Myriad’s house and then went to bed. So the next morning, when I went downstairs, I was NOT expecting Myriad to shove a hospital bracelet at me and tell me that she had gone to the ER the night before. I mean, how much trouble can you get in in the 8 hours that I was sleeping, right?

Anyway, that morning (Wednesday) we got up, went downstairs, and I promptly broke her internet. Trying to connect, my computer decided to reconfigure it, and then the “home” network suddenly became the “Fred-PC” network, because my computer is named Fred (I didn’t name it), and no one could get on. We did eventually manage to get it fixed, but then everyone else had some troubles getting onto the internet. And somehow we managed to hide the whole incident from Myriad’s father. Whoo!

Thanksgiving was … uh … well, we ate dinner with her grandmother and great aunt. Some of it was ok, and then some of it was … oh my god get me out of here. But we survived. Myriad was almost taken out by the gravy boat.

Yesterday we went to some little boutiques and I bought a couple Christmas presents for my roommates, and something for Dea, something that she doesn’t know about, in addition to the spice set that I’m gonna get her. And then we basically sat around the house working on our Nanos. We did watch a Babylon 5 movie which was … very Sci-fi. That’s really all I got about that. We both got a ton of work done on our Nanos, though, and now I’m only 1 day behind instead of like 4.

This morning I wandered downstairs, took a shower, and then wandered back into Myriad’s room, where we started talking about old computer games like Math Blaster Mystery, Dr. Brain, and King’s Quest. The really fun thing that we discovered is that their intros and playthroughs are on youtube, so we watched that for a bit. Eventually today we’re going to go see Puss in Boots, which is supposed to be good.

There’s just one problem: I leave tomorrow morning! 😦 I don’t wanna go! I wish Thanksgiving was longer … I really don’t want to go back to school and I don’t want to leave.

Next time, Myriad has to come to ME.

Published in: on November 26, 2011 at 1:18 pm  Comments (1)  

ABCs of me

I stole this from my sister. Should be fun.

Age: 22

Bed size: Queen.

Chore I hate: All of them.

Dogs: I have a dog that lives with my mom, but none with me.

Essential start to my day: Shower, get dressed, put makeup on, dry my hair.

Favorite color: Blue

Gold or silver: Silver.

Height: 5’6.5″ I say ‘and a half’ because my sister says she’s 5’6″ and I know I’m taller than her.

Instruments I play: Technically I can play flute/piccolo, but I don’t actually do it ever. And doumbek.

Job title: Keeper of All Knowledge aka Data Manager

Kids: none

Live: Illinois

Mother’s name: Susan, often goes by Sue

Nicknames: none.

Overnight hospital stays: none

Pet Peeve: know-it-alls, inaccuracies in movies/TV shows, when professional videos/books mix up Greek/Roman gods (I don’t mind if people do it too much)

Quote from a movie: I don’t usually quote movies. But I remember quotes, and if you quote it wrong, I will correct you.

Right or left handed: right handed

Siblings: blood related: one sister. One almost-step sister, one almost-step brother, one ex-step sister and one ex-step brother.

Time I wake up: 8-830.

Underwear: Yes.

Vegetable I hate: Brussel sprouts, spinach, mushrooms, celery, cucumbers … I hate a lot of stuff but I will eat most of them, except brussel sprouts and spinach

What makes me run late: talking with my roommates in the morning. I’m almost always on time. I’ve been like 2 minutes late to work a couple times.

X-rays I’ve had: teeth

Yummy food I make: Curry, chicken salad sandwiches. I don’t usually make yummy food. I usually make food that is quick and easy, like spaghetti and sauce.

Zoo animal: Not the monkeys or apes. Basically anything else.

Published in: on November 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm  Comments (2)  

Random Post Suggestions

So every time you post a new post on WordPress, it gives you suggestions for a new post. And their topics are usually pretty lame. I’ve been saving up!

Well, I was a classics major, so Ancient Rome, obviously.

This reminds me of Project Runway. And reminds me how I don’t know how to sew. So, it would probably be called something like “I hot glued some felt together, please wear it.”

Depends … how far future? Far far far future? Sure, why not? My future, like when I’ll die? No.

… uh … I dunno.

Surprised to like? No, not really. I love most genres. Except westerns. But romances, fantasy, some sci-fi, horror, war, thrillers, action/suspense … none of that is really surprising.

I sprained my thumb and now I have tendonitis.

Ok, this one really could be its own post. Or several posts. Because I love movies, and I can make a pretty big list.

Ooh, I got this twice!

I probably should have taken some anthro in undergrad.

Mayan would be nice.

Well, extremely cold weather you can put on more layers, so in that way hot is better, but I really don’t do well in the super cold weather, either. I like about 70-80 degrees …

Black. That’s what I wear everyday, anyway. Or maroon, I’ve got enough of that, so long as I can wear jeans on the bottom. If I had to wear SOLID maroon? Definately not. I’d go with the black.

Published in: on November 10, 2011 at 1:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

Day … uh … what’s the date? 10. Day 10.

Wordle: nano again

Check it out! The word “back” isn’t the second largest word, anymore! I’ve been trying to use it less. So if you had to guess what my novel was about, based on this word cloud, what would you think?

I went to a write in on Tuesday. And I was kinda disappointed. I feel like most of the people there were super immature, and the rest were writing their novels out by hand. It was … interesting. I did get a ton a words written, though, which was good because yesterday I didn’t even write 500 words, but I’m still on track.

Ugh, I have so much work to do. I need to write a 10 page paper for my linguistics class, analyze a five minute conversation, including noting pauses to the 10th of a second, and write a paper for another class, that really has no page limit, it’s just write it until I’m done writing. Not looking forward to it. And in the meantime, I need to keep writing for nano. I guess I should stop watching so much tv then. Well, I’ll run out of Firefly episodes soon.

Published in: on November 10, 2011 at 12:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

nano day 4

I write like
Ian Fleming

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!

Yeah, I be badass.

Also: Wordle: nano day 4

Currently at 5505 words.

Published in: on November 4, 2011 at 5:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

Whoo, one day down!

Wordle: Day 1.5

Ok, so here is the wordle from my first 2500 words. (Click to embiggen) I’m kinda tempted to keep doing this every day now as a way to check my progress. In case you couldn’t tell, my main character is named Anastasia.

Published in: on November 2, 2011 at 8:52 pm  Leave a Comment