Oh, Facebook

We meet again.

A while back I realized just how annoying people act on Facebook. I was sick of it. But I just dealt with it, seeing no way out. But then it occurred to me that I didn’t HAVE to have an account. Sure, I wouldn’t be able to talk to a lot of people I went to school with last year, but who cares? We were never friends in real life so it wasn’t crucial that I knew you were baking cupcakes with your BFF. Most of my friends posted song lyrics daily, so it would not be missed.

This went on for a few months, me being totally out of the loop of things and going on with REAL life. I was actually quite happy about not having it anymore. Less distractions, you know? But recently a friend I had two years ago went missing. I found out about a week late, since I didn’t have Facebook and that’s how everyone around me had found out. I went ahead and reactivated so I could get some information about it and to download the poster so I could send it to my mom. I made the mistake of not deactivating right away and people noticed my online. Soooo I made a status about how it was back on temporarily. And now I have a little bit of a problem.

I’m stuck.

I want to keep posting and talking and liking and commenting, but I was pretty happy without Facebook for those few months. I don’t know whether to keep it or not.

It just occurred to me how very “Teenage Problems” this is. Who gives a damn if I have a Facebook or not? Only me, so what’s the big deal? I’m so lame.

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Such A Stud! – Part 5

OMG.

Today (Jan. 29th) was my 16th birthday! I woke up quite early (9:30) so I could have a very eventful day. I did most of my celebrating other days this weekend so not much happened today.

Friday I drove my aunt and I up from Redmond to Everett and went to dinner at this Irish restaurant and bar place called Shawn O’Donnell’s. It was really fantastic. Not just the food but I loved the atmosphere so much. It made me feel like I was at home, even though it’s not like I’ve ever been to Ireland. We had this waitress and she has two dermal piercings on her chest, a nose piercing, her ears pierced in like four different places, and the spot right under her eye pierced. So this made my dad ask me if I still wanted my nose pierced. I was just thinking, “YES! Jesus, I’ve been waiting on you this whole time dude”. So he asked her if he should let me get my nose pierced. She immediately said yes. So my dad asked her why. She explained that if he let me get this now there’s less chance I’ll go crazy with piercings later. She had asked her parents for her bellybutton piercing but they had said no so she had her friend do it like a month after that. When she finally turned 18 she just went overboard and got like 12 piercings in 2 years. Well, of course my dad didn’t want that so…HE SAID YES!!! After that great news we went home and I had this kickass birthday cake. It had Swedish fish on it. 😛

Then came Saturday. I got to go to REI and get new camping gear. A new sleeping bag and backpack. So rad. Plus there was a really cute guy that helped us out. BONUS! My grandmother came over and we went to this really cute barbecue joint. It looked kind of run down when we got there but the food was SO GOOD. It was like edible heaven that I got to ingest.

And then: MY BIRTHDAY!!! This year by birthday was on a Sunday. LAME! But basically I got up and went to breakfast. We went back home, watched some episodes of House, and then my dad said that I could get my nose pierced right then. I was so excited but really nervous. We had to drive around a bit before we found a place that was open. And now I will describe to you my experience:

We were driving around Everett and we finally found one shop that was open. It was called The Everett Tattoo Emporium. It was pretty small and looked a bit suspicious from the outside. My dad went in to investigate and waved to me signaling it was all good to go in. I walked in and part of the shop was under construction but they still had part of the place available for use. The man who pierced  my nose, Craig, was really awesome. He was very clear with everything and wanted to make sure I understood everything before he pierced my nose. We signed the paperwork and went ahead with it. He brought over his little surgery tray thing with the jewelry, needle, Q Tips, dye, and that weird tube thing they stick up your nose to keep from the needle piercing anything else. I watched while he sterilized the needle and everything. He definitely didn’t waste any time. He cleaned my nose, put a little dot of dye to mark where he was gonna pierce, had me go check if that location was okay, and then I sat down in the chair thingy. He bent the nose jewelry so that it looped to fit my nostril. I decided to go with my right nostril to get the piercing in. He stuck the tube right up there. I felt a little prick when he set the needle on my nose and he told me to breathe in deeply. I exhaled and he stuck it through. Then he fed the jewelry through and it was good. Now let me just say, anyone who says it hurts a lot is a big baby. It pinched but it didn’t HURT. Maybe I just have a high pain tolerance. Doubt it. Anyways, my eyes started to water. Craig said that it happens with nearly everyone. He cleaned up the blood, and that’s when I started feeling light headed. I felt myself drifting away. It wasn’t the sight of blood, this just always seems to happen when I get a needle stuck in me. I sat there for like three minutes and waited to feel better. Craig put alcohol on my forehead to somehow cool me down or something and I was back to normal before I knew it. He gave me the smallest bit of water after. He let me chill there for like 5 minutes. Then I got to check it out in the mirror. I was impressed! You could still see the dye but that would wash off of course. He gave me an aftercare sheet and went over what to get. Basically he told me the Saline Wound Wash from Walgreens was PERFECT. I have to clean it every 4-5 hours. He said don’t touch it with my fingers because “the bacteria on your fingers right now is the equivalent of the bacteria in an infection in your butthole”. EW, CRAIG! To be fair he did warn me that it was going to be nasty. He admitted he was trying to scare me so I wouldn’t touch it. Hey, whatever works, Man. You can be sure I won’t be touching it now! I can’t take me jewelry out for about two months. That’s fine by me.

It’s been about 11 hours since I got it pierced and it’s a little sore. That’s to be expected though. I’m due for another cleaning in a hour. Everytime I yawn it kinda moves it in a weird way that doesn’t exactly feel great. But it’ll heal in time. Mostly it just feels bizarre. I can see the light reflecting off of it sometimes. I was planning on getting one with a jewel on the end but Craig said I couldn’t for the first one, the jeweled ones have too many cracks and areas for bacteria to get in. I’m not bothered by that. It still looks good. 🙂

I’m very pleased with this whole experience. More about it tomorrow!

Whoa! It’s 2012!

Well I’ll be. It has actually become a new year. Everything in 2011 is now in the past. There will never be another 2011. We are moving into our nice little year 2012.  The last year of our lives.

Well not really. You’d seriously have to be mentally retarded to believe that. And I do believe most of these psychos are.

Buuuuuuut anyways. What’s happened in 2012 for me so far? I was asleep when it became the new year. I had allergies so I took some Benadryl and it made me über tired, so I went to sleep at like 10 and woke up at 2. I was just like, “Ohh. It’s 2012. I missed it. *whispering to myself* Happy New Year, me!” I just went back to bed after that. Well, two of my family members had their birthdays. I went back to school. Yippee! I sprained my ankle. Got accused of vandalizing my school bus. Hmmm…I think that’s all so far in the last 6 days. I sense this year will be eventful.

NOTE: This was written much earlier this month but for some reason I never uploaded it. So here you go!

A Very Bad Year In Sports

So, basically all the sports teams that I like are sucking.

1. Seattle Seahawks –

Loudest Fans in the NFL

Now, I am from the Seattle area and I am FOR SURE the 12th Man, but holy fuck, guys. You may be starting to warm up in the season but it took you quite a while. TOO LONG. We basically got a complete MAKEOVER of players and coaches. This is good and also bad. We lost Matt Hasselbeck. People always complained that he was a bad Quarterback and was always out with injuries. Well I call bullshit. I do believe that the Titans are kicking some ass. Well, last I heard they were doing well, so OBVIOUSLY we were just spoiled with Hasselbeck.

2. Everett Silvertips –

We ❤ Lincoln!

This is a hockey team in the WHL consisting of guys like 16 years old and up. I was so excited for this season because we have Mitch Love, a LEGEN – wait for it – DARY Silvertips veteran as Assistant Coach. So you can see why I’m just A WE BIT PISSED OFF that they’re totally sucking. I expected more out of them, and out of Mitch Love.

3. Team Lowe’s in NASCAR –

Hendrick Motorsports

Ohh, how I adore Jimmie Johnson. He’s such a fun personality. Some people argue that NASCAR is not a sport, well I have three reputable sources to back me up that racing is in fact a sport:

  • Wikipedia refers to “Motorized racing” under the Sport page.
  • Google dictionary describes the word sport to be “An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others”. Notice that I’ve underlined the part that connects with racing. Don’t tell me racing doesn’t take skill, you don’t only turn left. If you say that, you just sound like an asshole. You have a lot to worry about. Acceleration, breaking, curves in the road, when to refill on gas, when to pit, where rubber or debris is on the road, other drivers and their positions, tire pressure, etc. (By the way, you can get any definition from Google by simply typing in “define: [your word here]”.)
  • Dictionary.com states that a sport is “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.”. Now, I’m not sure if they meant racing on foot or what, but it works both ways (LOL).
Well, anyways. Jimmie didn’t win the Sprint Cup this year (that little bitch Tony Stewart did), but that’s fine since he won the 5 previous Cups all consecutively. That’s my boy!

 

4. Jason “Mayhem” Miller –

I'm a Mayhem Monkey!

Mayhem is a professional MMA fighter. He was once a very lovable and quirky host on MTV2’s Bully Beatdown. He was recently on The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 as a coach. As the season ended, the coaches of the two teams ( the other coach being fucktard Michael Bisping) would fight. Now, keep in mind that Mayhem hasn’t seriously fought for about 6 years, but he got his ass handed to him by the limey bastard. But the thing was, he was such an honorable loser. Even though every fucking person surrounding the octagon was booing at Bisping (because EVERYONE in the UFC hates his ass), Mayhem said something along the lines of  “Now, let’s just stop booing him for a second and give him a round of applause, he beat me in a fair fight.” So even though he lost, I like him even more now. He’s a cool guy. Check out his blog here.

The only upside was that Eastlake High School’s football team made it far into the playoffs and while the Wolves didn’t come out victorious from the Championships, all is well. At least I had one team doing great this year!

Onward Eastlake into the fray...

FYI, that splatter represents the spilled blood from our rival teams when we are victorious.

Phone UPGRADE

So, for the past year I’ve had the HTC HD7 Windows Phone from T-Mobile.

Teh suck.

Now, I’ll admit that the little kickstand thing it pretty tight, but I didn’t use it. Like ever. All that kickstand ever did for me was that it was something for my fingers to open and close in my pocket when I was super bored. Not to mention when the phone was leaning on it, the phone wasn’t even that balanced. It was just a waste. Most people with Windows Phones will tell you that the phone itself blows. They’re pretty cool at first but then it slowly starts to dawn on you that it is actually terrible. It doesn’t DO anything, and while the marketplace is allegedly expanding, do you really want to wait around for a phone to get apps or get a phone that already has thousands?

So for Christmas, I asked for a better phone. My favorite phone. It just recently came to the US.

So choice.

DAYUMMM! Look at that. Behold the Samsung Galaxy S II. You might notice that it has an 8 MP camera, the best that phones have these days. Maybe you are thinking that I’m spoiled for getting two new phones in the same year, and you know, you’d be right. The only thing I can say to make it perhaps a little more reasonable is that I got the HTC HD7 for free. Because I have connections. Well…my PARENTS have connections, so that means that I have connections, too. But whatever.

I love my new phone. It’s Android and GORGEOUS. The screen is spectacular and it is really very simple if you take a little bit of time exploring around on it. I don’t know about you, but that’s my favorite part. I just love finding the cool little things it does that nobody told you about. I have this cool LIVE wallpaper (which pretty much means your wallpaper is less like a photo and more like a constant…video?) that’s Matrix themed. It’s the raddest thing ever. I would recommend it in a heartbeat, for real. I am definitely on Team Android rather than Team iPhone.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S II > HTC HD7 WINDOWS PHONE

(and all other phones)

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. ❤

Disease Paper

In school, we’ve been working on a project for about a week. It’s called, “The Disease Paper”. Basically we pick a country in a region that was assigned to us, and then we find an outbreak of a disease that happened there in the past or currently. I got North/Central America. So I chose Haiti. Not to be rude, but I just figured with the earthquake earlier this year and the whole extreme poverty thing, it would be an easy one. And I was totally right. I found everything I needed in like half an hour of research and didn’t have to open ONE book. I love reading, but not “school reading”, where you get assigned some reading and it’s a fucking terrible story anyway. So I was pretty psyched about that.

I chose the disease cholera. There was a pretty recent outbreak of it so all the information would be fresh. I usually don’t try to pick the easy way out of school projects. In fact, EVERY school project I’ve ever done was about people and places no one even knew really existed. Who the HELL has ever heard of Bjorn Hrolffson? Fucking NOBODY, that’s who. And neither does the internet, apparently, because there were like TWO websites with any information about him, And those were limited anyway. So I guess only m 5th grade class will ever know who that dude was.

I wanted a break from these projects always stressing me out so I chose an easy one. And guess what? I didn’t hate it. I thought it was enthralling. And even more, I turned every single one of my assignments in a day early. And that’s just not me. This is really exciting to me, maybe I’ll actually like schoolwork now. I sure hope so. That would be most excellent.

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.

Now, here’s my problem about this project, though. The whole point of it is to write an essay. And I suck at writing essays. I’ve never gotten an A on one in my entire life. Not from lack of trying and hard work, I assure you I did both. I just CANNOT for the life of me structure it. I don’t know what my issue is, I’ve been writing these essays my whole life. I just can’t seem to get it.

UPDATE: I had to remove the document from this post. I wouldn’t really mind if people wanted to use the information that I found but that would just get somebody in trouble, I think. Sorry. 😦