I Want A Dog!

I really, really do. I have since we had to give our dog away years ago because my dad was frustrated with him and he didn’t get enough attention. His name was Darby. He was a Black Labrador Retriever. He was so great. We used to lay our heads on his belly when he was sprawled out on the floor. We called the “Puppy Pillow”. Well, he was way too big for me, I was just barely taller than him when we had him. I was sort of scared of him because he was a young dog and he didn’t really know to be extra gentle with a little tyke like me. He would just jump all over me and whip me with his Tail of Doom. He didn’t mean to hurt me, but I just couldn’t be around much to play. We had another dog for a while at the same time, too. His name was Chief. We all SWEAR that he had some sort of mental retardation. Well, he ate an electric toothbrush so…. He was a sweetheart though. I felt so bad because my dad was not nice to him, he always got pissed because one of his ears stood up and the other flopped down. He was a German Shepherd.

Well, it’s been so long! Around 8 years since I had a dog, and I have to say that I miss it. With the little contact I had with these guys, I loved them so much. I weeped when we gave them away. So here we are, approximately 8 years later and I sense that there’s something missing. I have one pet cat, Roxanne, but I really don’t care for cats. I don’t mind if they’re someone else’s at someone else’s house, I just don’t want to own any. I feel like they don’t offer anything. They need a litter box, they won’t listen, you can’t really play without being threatened with a nasty scratch or bite that kills a lot of people per year by the way. They just kind of suck. But dogs are a whole different animal. *Buh dum tss* They will play games with you like fetch of tug of war, they go to the bathroom outside, you can teach them tricks, you can tell them what to do and they listen (well-behaved ones, anyway), and they are extremely loyal and committed to their family. What more can you ask for?

I’ve tried to ask my mom to let me get a dog before but I was never persistent so she didn’t take me seriously. About a year ago, she got all excited about dogs and started looking for them. I quickly jumped on it and took over the research of adoptable pets in the area. I showed her like 10 very good options but she never took it any further. Then I was supposed to write a persuasive essay for school and I gave my mother three different options. She chose the topic of “Let Me Get A Dog”. She still made no further comment. I thought if I brought it up again, she’d think I was pestering her and I didn’t want to push her over the edge and appear immature.

So now it begins again. I did research all week long for dogs and I found one that I absolutely LOVE. I brought it up to her just today and I said, “I found a dog that I think we should adopt from a shelter. :)” She tried to deflect but I grasped on harder and she’ll have no choice but to give me a straight answer. No reply yet, she is probably asleep already or trying to get my sister to sleep. It’s doubtful she’ll answer me tonight but she sure as hell better tomorrow or I’m bringing it up myself again. She won’t be able to slip through this time!

My plan is to just play it simple. I have a particular strategy for this: make it easier for her to say yes than no. I’m hella good at getting people to do things a certain way so I hope it works out. I’m going to present my essay to her for the first time tomorrow. These are thoughts I wrote a year ago and they haven’t changed in the slightest so I do believe there’s some weight behind it. It will show her that my feelings haven’t changed and this is still a very real desire for me.

She isn’t too worried about my young 3 year old sister getting attacked. My grandma’s dog who is the most violent creature on this planet is even sweet on her, so no convincing needed there. The kind of dog I want doesn’t really shed so hairs everywhere isn’t an issue either. We just got rid of one cat so I think the expenses won’t differ too greatly. She’s told me before that money isn’t an issue. I’m starting to think that the may become a reality. Then again, that’s what I believed a year ago, and several times prior to that.

Deep down I know she wants to say yes. I just need to work for it.

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The Grammys!

What a show last night.

At first, I was a little pissed that we on the West Coast had to have a three hour delay before we could enjoy it. I mean, the Grammys were in OUT timezone! So we didn’t even get to watch Live. Pshh. Then when it finally started, I was kind of excited to see LL Cool J as the host. Mom kept bitching about how dumb his hat was, but I didn’t find it terrible. LL Cool J was announcing all the performers for the night, forgetting only Chris Brown. Good, Chris Brown is a total ass.

I started to get really happy when Bruno Mars began. He was in this cute gold suit with a pompadour. Him and the whole band were matching and kept doing these super fly moves. My mother sure enjoyed it! It was very old school and I really like that this is sort of his thing.

How cute!

Then that no-talent asshole Chris Brown came on and did some bizarre…skipping? Strange. Oh yeah, and it was all on these cubes. Well I don’t even know what to say about that. It just sucked SO HARD.

Fucker

I don’t really remember the order of the performances, so I’ll just be going all over the place with that. In between these Adele won some awards of course. No shocker there. I was really excited to see The Foo Fighters perform. I have an enormous soft spot for Dave Grohl. He was the drummer in Nirvana as you probably already know, and he is so talented. He actually performed twice and won an award! So proud! I think the BEST part of the awards was his acceptance speech.

LOVE IT. PERFECTION.

It was really funny because right after this they were talking about how later he was performing with Deadmau5 and David Guetta. Well, those are people who do their “music” entirely with computers. I think he hated them, really. But Dave Grohl is a good sport. 🙂

After that, Rihanna and Coldplay performed together in this weird psychedelic lighting and it wasn’t that great of a song, honestly. I’ve grown tired of Rihanna. I really like Coldplay but those are just two different music styles that shouldn’t ever go together. I was surprised to see that Chris Martin was not wearing that jacket of his!

 

How trippy that seems.

I don’t really know what to say about Katy Perry’s performance. I thought it was lame. They tried to trick everyone into thinking this other girl was Katy in this strange getup, but then it turns out it wasn’t ACTUALLY her, it was some random broad. And she had strange crinkled blue hair and it was not good. Not good. Dismal, even.

Bleh.

We had Sir Paul McCartney perform, of course. He sang some new song of his called My Valentine. It was kind of weird. Not his best, that’s for sure. I liked seeing him there though. He looks very friendly. I remember he was cheering on Adele as she received 6 awards. That must be great for her to get all the respect from him!

He's a lefty, just like me!

And then there must be something said about Nicki Minaj’s monstrosity of a show. It was supposed to be this story of how Roman, which is this character she has, is getting exercised and it’s very dark and crazy. I didn’t know what to do with myself while watching it. I just wanted it to be over. I wasn’t sure if it was better to keep looking at the horror going on or stray my eyes away. It was just so dumb. She’s kind of a lunatic.

So, Roman is a demon? Or what?

Now came one of the best performances in my opinion. I saw Adam Levine (Maroon 5) getting ready to start, and then…Beach Boys music. HE. PERFORMED. A. BEACH. BOYS. SONG. I kind of have a crush on Adam Levine, and this just added to it. Plus he looked SO AWESOME in his formal clothes but with his tattoo arms. Aww yeeaaahhh. He was wonderful! I am so happy he was there!

LOOK AT HIM! ❤

This Beach Boys thing also included the remaining members and also Foster The People in addition to Maroon 5. When Foster The People started, my mom was like, “Who is that kid? Look at that guy, he’s a child! He looks deathly afraid. He looks like a deer in headlights. He’s such a baby!” I had to check how young Mark Foster really was because my mom was bugging me. I found out that he’s actually 28. Who knew?

He looks younger than 28, I'll give her that much.

Of course Adele performed Rolling in the Deep. Everyone loved her, she got a standing ovation, blah blah blah. I like her but I’m sick of her songs CONSTANTLY playing and taking over my radio stations, m’kay? But she looked genuine and honored. And she was very beautiful, too.

A strong voice, she has.

AND THEN. The last thing that happened was so rad. All these great guitarists (Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, etc.) all jammed onstage. Bruce even broke a guitar string. It was like the best part. Dave Grohl can SHRED! I just loved it so much, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.

Right: Bruce Springsteen, Some Guy, Another Dude, Sir Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl RIPPING IT UP, Other Person

I actually forgot to mention this, but the first performance was Bruce Springsteen and my mother nearly shat herself out of excitement and sheer joy. I don’t get it. He’s pretty cool I guess but he was before my time. I have no clue why he is dubbed “The Boss”.

The Boss

I had a great time watching the Grammys. It was more about the performances than the awards to me. I sure am going to watch next year!

R.I.P. Whitney Houston

 

I’m Such A Hipster

I feel super lame even saying this, but I’m confessing to the undeniable fact that I am a hipster.

A few months ago in June on the 22nd, my friends Travis & Krystine and I went to a Panic! At The Disco concert in Seattle. The group that came on immediately before P!ATD was a band I’d never heard of before called fun. After the first song ended, I began to REALLY like them. Both of my friends agreed that they were actually pretty rad. When I got home, I did a little bit of research and I LOVE THEM WITH THE PASSION OF A THOUSAND SUNS. I immediately bought all their songs from iTunes and listened to it over and over and over and over again. So fun. has been a regular (and one of my most played) on my iPod ever since.

Then today completely out of the blue Travis, the same friend that came to the concert with me, started talking about the music video for a particular song of theirs. I searched it up and it was an excellent song! The music video (which isn’t the official music video, just an audio stream) was bizarre but after reading some comments I found it to be extremely creative. But then: HORROR.

While reading the comments to figure out what the hell was going on in the video, I concluded that Glee had covered it in a recent episode. And right there my heart shattered. I really love this band and I absolutely want people to know of their excellence and for the word to spread. But these people crossed the line for me. Don’t you fucking DARE say Glee’s version is better than fun.’s.

And now I’m sad. Because people will talk about how great Glee is and how much better their cover is and this band STILL won’t get the recognition they deserve. But I figured that I can TOTALLY be a hipster now. “I liked fun. before Glee covered them”. As annoying as that can get, I kind of respect it. I totally know how it feels, it’s happened to me far too many times. I suppose you could call me a Hipster Veteran.

So I guess all I’m trying to say is this: FUCK GLEE. Especially that bitch Rachel. She needs to go fucking die in a pit of fire.

fun. is better and always will be.

fun. ❤

Thanksgiving – I am Disappoint

Ahh, Thanksgiving. The day we’re supposed to give thanks for what us privileged folk have. But do we even really think about it? All I ever hear about Thanksgiving is that the bulk of Facebook is thankful for their families. While that’s great, it’s also not very creative. I’m all for loving and appreciating all that our families do, but I think if we have a holiday devoted to giving thanks, people could possibly come up with something a little better than that.

And here’s another thought. To give thanks for all we have, we gorge ourselves until we almost burst? Wow. That has absolutely no relation whatsoever. I just love the fact that we have three consecutive months devoted to eating. All starting in late October where little children dress up as Batman, Cinderella, and Donatello from TMNT and go knocking door-to-door to get free candy. So there’s our first holiday that encourages being fatties.

Our second is obviously in the next month November for Thanksgiving. Everyone who DOESN’T cook the turkey are all just huge, lazy fatasses. After we eat, we go take a nap and leave all the dirty dishes to the host. And people don’t even say thanks for anything some of the time.

Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Bitch!

Our last month would be December, around Christmastime. Sure, it’s mostly about gift-giving but we all know there is quite a bit of eating going on here. Stockings filled with chocolates, candy canes on the tree, a ham perhaps, and maybe even a fruitcake, as vile as that is.

So in America, we have three months in a row that encourage us to be fatty fat fats. I only say in America because that’s KIND OF a big deal here. Ya know, the whole ‘being super obese and having to wheel yourself down to McDonald’s every afternoon to get your Bic Mac’ thing?

America!

Either way, I think this is a little absurd. Not to mention Black Friday. I actually know people that woke up at 4 AM to go shopping this year. Yeah, no thanks. I’d rather sleep off my food coma in my super warm bed while you go into the blistering cold to get 50% off a pair of jeans from Walmart. *GAG*