Posts Tagged ‘consumerism’

Oh, Stop Being Such A Drama Villain (This Title Goes Out to You, Daniel)

April 24, 2008

Happy Pig in a Blanket Day! The letter of the day is Z, the word being zanyism (meaning ‘buffoonery’). Both are marvelous words.

I finished the Kevin Clash autobiography and am now almost done with If Harry Potter Ran General Electric as well.

I got a one hundred percent on my vocabulary quiz! That is exciting, especially considering I am on a one hundred percent streak for those quizzes. Words entice me.

Tomorrow, I, along with many others across the world, will be participating in a Day of Silence. I have scanned and posted the card we must show to our teachers if given any grief for not speaking. It is below:

 

There are only five more days until my birthday. I am extremely excited, seeing as I comprised a list this year, something I have not done since I was much, much younger. Because I made a list, I will be receiving things that I actually want and will use. Thrilling, eh?

Oh, books, you never cease to amaze me.

I am still keeping an eye out for job opportunities. I still really want to work at a grocery store. I love them. The best place to work at, I guess, would be Giant. Because it is right next to the library and all. The only problem is that it is about fifteen minutes or so away from my house. More money would end up being spent on gas than I would actually earn.

My mother got the family cellphone bill today and, whoopee, I spent the least out of anybody! I only spent about $2.65 on text messages, about important things, a few months ago. So, hooray, I do not have to pay off anything (unlike my older brother Jake and my sister Clara- they both have to pay around thirty dollars)! I am such a good kid.

Conformity, marketing, consumerism, I dislike you all. And society, for causing all of these to exist.

Blasted world, messing up my sense of time. I keep getting mixed up on the date, time of day, and day of the week. Ironic, considering I have a pocket watch hanging around my neck at all times.

Wallie was absent today. I am wondering what will happen when he (if he) gets back tomorrow, considering so many people will not be speaking.

Friends, I love you. Family, I love you. Strangers, I love you. Baby Hitler, I love you. Adult Hitler, I despise you. Dead Hitler, I wish you had experienced a regular life and gotten some help. Sad people, I hope you become happy soon.

Best wishes, global beings.

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I Almost Had To Skip Today’s Post

April 23, 2008

The title is not a random nightmare. It is true, seeing as our internet was not working for all of today and I did not think it would begin working before the end of today.

Speaking of random nightmares, I had one last night. A nightmare. It involved an ant named Wallie who pretended to be my friend in order to try and kill me. Everybody kept warning me about his killing streak but I just kept telling them, “But he is my friend!” In the end, I am not exactly sure what happened, but I know it involved an explosion. Now that I think about it, the ‘nightmare’ sounds pretty funny, but I was terrified at the time. Seriously. For about an hour after I woke up, I was still scared. It was hard to look my real-life friend, Wallie, in the eye after knowing that, as an ant, he wished to kill me. I am fine now, though.

Hank put up a new video, a Question Tuesday video. Unfortunately, he did not answer any of my questions, but it was still an enlightening experience. Also, it reminded me once again of the fact that tomorrow is Wednesday… and you know what that means- the Wednesday Club!

It also happens to be Club Day at school, which happens once a month. I will be going to German Club and Random Acts of Kindness Club because, unfortunately, Meditation Club was cancelled for some reason.

By the way, today is National Jelly Bean Day. The letter of the day is ‘E,’ meaning that the word of the day is (you are all going to love this one) eellogofusciouhipoppokunurious. It is thirty letters long and means, ‘good.’ I was actually able to incorporate it into a regular conversation when the aforementioned Wallie asked me how my day was going. I responded with, “Oh, I guess pretty eellogofusciouhipoppokunurious for a Tuesday.” It was epic.

Today, in Child Development, we made SNOW! It was extremely exciting. There was this white powder and, when you add a pinch of it to water, the little molecules sucked up the water and grew, forming this amazing white stuff reminiscent of snow. I really want to get myself some of that magic powder. There is some at http://www.thinkgeek.com that looks just like it. I will most definitely be buying it sometime in my life. This is what it looks like:

Does it not look spectacularly fun?!?

I have finished almost all of my fourteen library books (due tomorrow), by the way. I have about half of the last book left to read. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

I have read two or three books about marketing and consumerism recently, by the way. Brands, ugh, I wish they did not exist. That is all I have to say on the matter.

Hey, did you know that the only fifteen letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable? I think that is pretty awesome.

Happy Tuesday and many more to come.

Ooh, I almost forgot- guess what one of my friends, Rachel, gave to me today?

No guesses? It was a Dwight Eisenhower pin!!! I was so excited when she showed it to me that I did not even realize she was actually GIVING it to me. When I realized that, I WAS SO HAPPY! It is red, white, and blue, and reads, on the center white section, ‘IKE,’ which was Eisenhower’s nickname, by the way. I love it.

 

Anyway, I really DO need to get off of here now. I have things to do, places to go, lives to save.

Or not.

“My Heart is All A-Flutter and My Hands Are Like Butter- Oh, What To Do About Life?”

April 9, 2008

The amazing trip was even more amazing than I could ever have imagined. We walked from school together and went to Giant, where Starbursts and M&Ms were purchased. Then we went to the nearby library and I checked out fourteen books. I cannot wait to read them- they all seem to be fantastic.

After the library we wandered around for a bit, filming ourselves being our usual crazy selves. We had rolling-down-hill contests, carried around umbrellas regardless of the lack of rain, and formed the message, ‘Pizuzu.’ using various scarves and jackets. Then we went back to the library, where our parents picked us up.

Overall, a very fun Wednesday. I can’t wait for next week’s Wednesday Club.

Unfortunately, as for the pocket watch I really wanted, the bidding got way too high and I was unable to purchase it… however, I am still looking for another one to buy.

My new Threadless shirts finally came in the mail today. I am using the opening of the package as a reward for me once I finish typing this.

The socks I am wearing are twenty-three years old. I just thought I would tell you that. They are Class of ‘84 socks of my parent’s. I think my mother’s, though I am not positive.

Today I also got papaya juice on my way home from the library! I have been craving something tropical for many a month now, therefore this was extremely satisfying. Not to mention that it was just about the best juice I ever had.

I am very happy right now. I am all a dither (there goes another use of the word of the day!), for some reason. That means excited or nervous, in case you don’t know.

It is Name Yourself Day and Winston Churchill day. I finished my homework and am going to open up my shirts and then read until dinner time. Then I will eat dinner and possibly either read some more or go on MSN messenger, perhaps both.

Happy Wednesday.

Oh yeah, hooray, my birthday is in twenty days! Isn’t that terribly exciting? Of course it is.

I love you all to pieces, whether I know you or not. In fact, I love everything right now. And everyone. Isn’t the world just such a happy place?

Pinky swear, pinky swear. Pins and needles in your hair.