Posts Tagged ‘puppy’

Twenty-Five Things About My Day

May 25, 2008

This post is going to be mostly in the form of ‘today I…’

So, here it goes…

Today I…

[1]Went to Petsmart to get toys for Gatsby. There was this monstrously huge dog there with a head nearly as big as all of Gatsby

[2]Went to Safeway and bought tons of stuff four Memorial Day- including stuff to make Smores, and marshmallows that are blue, pink, and white and shaped like stars

[3]Had a miniature turkey and cheese sandwich for lunch

[4]Learned how to play chess, played it five or six times, and taught my little brothers how to play chess- it is now one of my most favorite games, only beaten by Scrabble

[5]Read part of Verbatim and then ditched it in order to play with the chicks outside

[6]Took Gatsby for many walks and marveled over how adorable he is

[7]Thought about and nearly decided upon what to get for Laura for her birthday party

[8]Came in second place for the high score of Chicken Invaders 2 and typed my name in as ‘thegrimreaper’

[9]Left my bangs down all day and repeatedly had to push them out of my eyes

[10]Became extremely excited for many things that are going to happen soon

[11]Watched “The Legend of Sinbad” on Backyardigans[12]Listened to Schoolhouse Rock history songs outside

[13]Wore purple socks that Gatsby kept chewing on

[14]Itched my nose many times

[15]Struggled to think of twenty-five things to write on here

[16]Woke up at 9:37 in the morning

[17]Took a shower

[18]Taught Archie to not poop on my hand

[19]Thought we were going to have school tomorrow

[20]Saw a picture of myself at age seven wearing a pink checkered dress and a huge smile on my face

[21]Wore my hair in pigtails because they make me feel like adulthood is not quickly approaching

[22]Thought about exactly what I want to be when I grow up and failed to completely decide (which I do nearly every day)

[23]Had cherry pepsi, which is my favorite soda and also very bubbly

[24]Considered jumping out of the car while it was driving

[25]Made many wishes about many things

and

[Bonus] Hoped that the internet would begin working again so that I could post this already

Yeah, so today was interesting. I keep thinking it is Sunday and, well, it is. I have barely read at all this weekend, which is unfortunate considering I still have four more books to read before Wednesday Club when they are due.

Also, I really wanted the Dr. Martens I mentioned yesterday but, unfortunately, my mother told me about how Dr. Martens sort of mold to the shape of your foot and the used ones I wanted would have already done that to the other person’s feet, making it so that if I wore them then I would get foot problems, if that wording makes any sense. Plus, she said the seller jacked up the price of the shipping and she would not ever buy from them because of that. Apparently, the shipping was over twice the amount it should have been.

Anyway, it is nearly dinner time. My father is making Cabo chicken, which I believe is some sort of chicken marinated in lime juice or something, and angel hair pasta. It should all be delicious.

Farewell and have an excellent Memorial Day!

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The Great Gatsby Came Hither!

May 25, 2008

The sleepover of yesterday to this morning was epic. Alexandra (obviously), Kaitlyn, Rachel, Sarah (not my friend Sarah from school- Alexandra’s neighbor; she was not able to spend the night, though), and I were at the party, and it was fantastic. We played Candy Land and watched Stardust, a movie Kaitlyn brought. Quite frankly, I find it extremely hard to believe that I had not heard of it before then. Stardust is a bit like… well, I cannot really describe it to anything- I guess the closest would be The Princess Bride. Anyway, Stardust is now one of my favorite movies of all time. It is just so… I cannot think of any way to describe it, once again. My friends’ and my favorite character was Septimus, played by British actor Mark Strong. The character looked quite a bit like Alan Rickman does playing Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies, and he was on a horse at one point. For this reason, Rachel and Kaitlyn had previously named him Snape on a Horse. And oh, Snape on a Horse, how wonderful you are.

At Alexandra’s house, there is a projector rather than a television screen. It is humongous, and Alexandra’s older sister Jessica hooked it up to her laptop. Then she played slide shows of various magna fanfiction, to which we made shadow puppets and promptly poked them as well as other things such as give them glasses and censoring any ‘inappropriate’ parts of the pictures.

The other epic part of the sleepover would have to be, without a doubt, pulling an all-nighter. Alexandra actually fell asleep around one in the morning, but Kaitlyn, Rachel, and I stayed up all night. We defined an all-nighter as staying up until the time you woke up the day before. In our case, it was around 5:45 am. Actually, Kaitlyn fell asleep around an hour before this time, but she made it up by waking up and staying up for an hour extra before crashing. In the end, we each actually had about five hours of sleep. Not bad for a sleepover.

In order to stay up for so long without becoming bored, we played over four straight hours of Truth or Truth, which is Truth or Dare edited in order to not have to get up and do something- Alexandra’s house is extremely creepy, especially at night, what with the many small doors to the attic, dark closets, and glass dolls. We also watched part of (I say part of because I fell asleep- this was after the all-nigher) some exploitation documentary (or whatever Alexandra’s father referred to it as) that was made back when marijuana started being used as a drug. It was crazy ridiculous- it kept calling it ‘the dread marijuana’ and ‘the scourge drug’ and stuff. It sounded so out-of-whack that it was actually pretty funny. We spoke of many, many things during that party.

Oh yeah, during the daytime/nighttime we also played Mario Party I and Pokemon Stadium on Nintendo 64. It was very fun.

So yes, that was it. It was absolutely amazing. Alexandra’s father brought me home in the end, because my parents were “going out to lunch” (to be explained in a bit) and were therefore not available to bring me home.

They say that bad things come in threes. Is this the same for good things? I sure hope so, because my life lately has been two big bundles of good luck. It seems that carrying seven lucky pennies around for a day really paid off.

First good thing- you all already know about this one: Archie! She is becoming even sweeter than before, regardless of the fact that I was nearly positive that was impossible.

Second good thing- (I could scarcely write this, knowing what cuteness lies in the room next door) WE GOT OUR PUPPY TODAY! I got home from my sleepover and found that my parents had left at 7:30 am, supposedly to go out to lunch. But, really who in the world goes out to lunch at 7:30 in the morning? A rather obvious cover-up, if you ask me.

They ended up being gone for quite a while. A few minutes before getting home, my mother called Clara’s cellphone and said she needed help carrying things inside and that we should all meet her outside. Right after hearing this, I knew what was going on. They had not gone out to lunch- they had gone to Pennsylvania to pick up our puppy!!!

He is absolutely adorable- he is really roly-poly and has these fantastic-looking eyes and this super soft fur and… my goodness, I am going to post a picture below. Oh yeah, and his name was voted upon (thank goodness the first name I wanted won- I do not think I would ever get over having a dog with a cliche first name)- it is Great Gatsby Moose, Gatsby for short.

Here he is sleeping with Archie on his head (for double the cuteness!):

And a better picture of just him:

My, oh my, he is cute.

The auction for the Dr. Martens I want ends tomorrow. The price was already extremely good, yet nobody bid on them and now the price has lowered! I am just hoping my mother stops procrastinating and comes over and types in her credit card number so I can buy the awesome boots- she keeps most of my money in a bank account and I do not have a credit card or anything to buy things online.

Gosh, I love having plans on Fridays- it makes the weekend last much longer.

I took a shower after the sleepover and decided to leave my bangs down after it, despite the fact that they are down to the tip of my nose now. I sort of swooped them off to the side so I can actually see without them hanging in my eyes, and it actually is not that annoying.

I feel so lucky right now, so tremendously lucky. I have said that a billion times, and I have said that I have said it a billion times, but I love life so much.

Alright, I simply cannot stand it- I am going to play with Gatsby. Farewell!

Project Beginnings, the Secret Spot, and Shoes

May 21, 2008

Wednesday, oh joy. Wednesday club. Not only that, but I got to miss all of school to help out in the preschool. You know, because of the whole HSA thing. It was awesome- I am seriously considering becoming a preschool teacher.

Project beginnings- there are two of them, hence the plural form of ‘beginning.’ The first is not really a project, more of an ongoing thingamabobber. It is something that countless have done before me- record books I want to read. It is titled ‘Books That I Wish To Read Before I Die’ and has about five or six on it so far. More will surely be added, mainly classics that must be classics for a reason that I would like to find out. The second project is one I may have read about somewhere, or perhaps just subconsciously, seeing as I cannot for the life of me recall where I read it. Anyway, it is to collect the signature of everyone I meet. I have started by gathering the signatures of some people I have already met, mainly the Wednesday Club participants and a few family members.

Oh my, how lovely, it has begun to rain even harder than a moment ago. It was raining a smidgen earlier, but promptly stopped.

The Secret Spot- well, somebody jokes whose name is Brittany came to Wednesday Club with us today. She showed us this amazing spot behind the library, where there are a few benches (one of which is a memorial for Craig J. Fritz- while Courtney was sitting on it, Laura cleverly pointed out that Courtney was on the fritz) and such. It is this really lovely place, much nicer than the far-away benches in the front of the library.

Shoes- for a while, I have only had one pair of shoes to wear. Naturally, with time comes wear, which comes with tear- and my green Chucks are fantastic as ever, but they will not be alive forever if I continue to wear them every day of my life. Hence, my idea that I need to get another pair of shoes. There is currently a pair of Dr. Martens in my size on Ebay, which I am hoping my parents will buy for me. You know, because shoes are considered a necessity and all, meaning that my parents would be willing to buy them. I am running out of money and I have yet to find a job. Anyway, these shoes are a tremendously good deal and I really want them. Along with these, I love the most likely aforementioned yellow rain sliders. The auction for them is ending in about a day, and the price has yet to raise significantly. This pair is yet another thing I am hoping my parents will purchase for me. Before it is too late.

Alright, that sounded sketchy.

Blast! I just remembered that I missed a writing assignment in English today- meaning that I will have to make it up. I honestly do not like making things up. Just the thought that I am behind on something- ugh, it makes me shudder.

Laura is going to have a party next week or something! I believe I mentioned this enough already, but I am extraordinarily excited. Plus, I will get to meet the amazing Sabrina! I had a chance to meet her at another party some time ago, but I got sick and was not able to come. Which was utterly dreadful, seeing as I rarely get sick and the sickness just happened to arrive on the day I did not want it to. Then again, I never really want to be sick.

Sorry, I am getting off topic. The number of the day is three thousand two, the holidays are National Memo Day and National Waiters and Waitresses Day, the word of the day is lugubrious, an adjective meaning ‘excessively mournful.’

Laura is a genius.

Sorry, I just keep thinking of how much smarter than me she is.

Oh yeah, I believe my ants have started tunneling! I guess they are extremely slow, because the tunnels so far are very short- still, they are there, sure as day.

Speaking of the ants, I have named one. The one that I always find ‘punching’ the glass. Thank you very much, Laura, for searching the encyclopedia to find out about the physicist (whose name, drumroll please, is Pascal the Curious!).

Hooray, the chicks will arrive tomorrow (or possibly Friday, but I am hoping tomorrow) and the puppy will be picked up from Pennsylvania in a week or two!

Blegh, lately I have been developing a number of habits. One, for instance, is that I find myself pointing at someone when they say something I do not agree with. For example, my mother will tell me that she hopes it is not raining and I will just, all the while keeping a straight face, point right at her. I have not an inkling how this was developed. Another is to say, ‘what do you think this is, a free-for-all?’ whenever anybody… well, actually, whenever. My mother has nearly forbidden me to say it, I have been saying it so often. Again, I have no idea why I have begun to do so.

…and we whispered the secrets of our brains.

Good night, everybody.

EDIT AN HOUR OR TWO LATER: Oh my goodness, I guess I was so excited about this that it completely slipped my mind- right now I share a room with two sisters, Clara and Emma, though I have wanted my own room for a long time.  Well, my parents are seriously considering putting walls up in the huge sunroom we have in our house and making two bedrooms.  Since Jake and I are the oldest, we would get to each have one!!!  I am so excited about this, so monstrously excited.  I have said that a billion times about other things, but I truly cannot wait for this to happen (which I am hoping it does).  My goodness, my own room would be amazing.  I could… paint the walls fantastic colors, and put bookshelves everywhere, and have a loft bed with a desk underneath it and… my goodness, there are so many amazing possibilities! 

Alright, end of edit, good night for real now.

Over A Dozen Exclamation Points

May 19, 2008

Alternate titles (because alternate titles are an awesome idea):

An Ant For Each Year And One For Good Luck

An Abundance Of Excitement

Yup, you have guessed it- my ant farm arrived today!!!! I was so excited, all day long, that I could scarcely sit still in class. When I got home, sure enough, the package was here! After a bit, I caught sixteen ants and put them in the ant farm. I am hoping they are the right kind that will actually dig through the gel- I will not know, though, for twenty-four to forty-eight hours, the estimated time before they start digging, according to the instructions booklet.

Jiminy Crickets, this is exciting!

I am currently reading two different books- one about human individuality titled No Two Alike and the other about Mary Mallon titled Typhoid Mary. Both are quite interesting.

The weather is rather nice today- not very sunny and kind of windy.

Nobody has bid on the yellow rain sliders on Ebay yet- they are only about thirteen dollars (that includes shipping) so perhaps I will be able to buy them!

Hooray, our chicks are arriving on Thursday!

Oh joy, we are getting our puppy next weekend!

Fizzing whizbees, Laura is having a party soon!

Wowzers, John Green is going to upload a video EVERY DAY this week! How monstrously exciting is that?

Hurrah, I get to miss school on Wednesday- plus there will be Wednesday Club after school!

My goodness, there are a humongo amount of amazing things happening in the near future! More of those magnificent things to come-

We are having chicken noodle soup for dinner!

The “In Case Of Zombies” shirt has been reprinted on Threadless!

My ants are fantastic and will start tunneling soon!

There are over a dozen exclamation points in this post!

Life is the best thing ever!

I am going to play with a pinwheel outside after dinner!

Obviously, it is a very exciting day. What joy awaits!

Farewell, Mexican jumping beans.

EDIT: In all of the excitement, I completely forgot to tell all of the things of the day!  The number of the day is seventy, the words are ineffable and janiform (incapable of being expressed in words and having two faces), the boring holiday is Boy’s Club Day, and the nonexistent color of the day is sunrise.

Hooray for Mothers and Gifts Everybody Can Use

May 11, 2008

As all of you undoubtedly already know (it seems that I have started many a posts with that beginning), today was/still is Mother’s Day. My family always does the traditional breakfast in bed of strawberries, bacon, eggs, and sometimes a doughnut, as well as the card, magazine, and gift-giving of every time.

The magazine we bought my mother was Dog Fancy, because she has gotten into reading about dogs and making sure out future puppy does not end up like our miniature poodle Daisy. When we got Daisy, she was already one-and-a-half and had developed the mannerisms usually reserved for cats. She does not play fetch, is not very energetic, and does nothing the stereotypical dog does. Out future puppy will be like a ‘normal’ dog, seeing as he was not bred for being in dog shows like Daisy. Daisy is a purebred show dog from Arkansas, which sounds pretty funny if you think about it.

We also bought our mother some organic lemon Italian soda, whatever that is, and gave her various cards and flowers like always. Then, it was time for the big present- “You have just won a new printer!” is what I wanted to say, but instead I just held my glee inside. I am thrilled that we have a new printer- our current printer/scanner/copier/fax machine stopped printing correctly a year or so ago (I think a black pen became lodged inside of it or something) and duplicated letters in the last four inches of the ink. So, yeah, now we have a new all-in-one printer and can print schoolwork without having to e-mail it to our father a day or two before so that he can print it out at his work.

Abie, Benny, Emma, Clara, and I played Spiderman Monopoly today. We also played Chicken Invaders 2 and Chicken Invaders 2: Christmas Edition on the computer. I love those games.

Additionally, I began knitting a “sister scarf” with Emma. Basically, one of us knits about an inch worth of any color and then gives it to the other, who changes colors and does the same. It is about four inches long right now, I think.

James and Ellie and Henry and Oliver.

Sorry, those are just my four favorite names. I have been thinking quite a lot about names lately.

I guess somebody might like to see what the antfarm I am getting looks like.  Even if nobody does, here is a picture: 

My mother said yesterday that I could order it today, but because it is Mother’s Day I think I will badger her about it tomorrow.

I stayed up until about midnight last night, starting and finishing I Am The Wallpaper. It was an okay book, though dreadfully cliché. Then again, most books are. Pretty much everything is cliché, in a way. Even my saying that everything is cliché is cliché. Oh wow, I just looked up how to put an accent over an e! Just click ALT and, while holding that down, type in ‘0233.’ I am thrilled that I finally know how to do this.

€ <– And wow, look at that, the Euro symbol! It is ALT + 0128.

© <– Look at that, it is the copyright symbol! I am going to put a copyright at the bottom of this page.

Well, this post is now at least a page long, and Emma is done with her scarf section. So, farewell, and happy Mother’s Day!

©2008, Slapdash Jargon, all rights reserved.

Of Skateboarding Cows Knocking Over Piles of Chance Cards and Somebody Being a Legend

May 10, 2008

For some reason, the internet is currently down in my house. Therefore, if this post is not put up until tomorrow (Sunday) then I have a perfectly valid excuse. If it is up today, then never mind that.

Ignore the above sentences.  Obviously, it is now back up.  It is amazing what a difference a quick restart makes.

Today I read most of A Higher Geometry, which has turned out to be a simple book but not a bad one. I suppose I just feel that it is simple because I have been reading mainly non-fiction titles lately. I am almost done with it and will be finishing it once I finish this post.

I finally started on my striped scarf but have only done a few rows so far. They are knit with a bright green yarn that Emily gave me.

Right now the majority of my family is at the mall. Honestly, I do not like the mall or anything it stands for. Even if I did, I have to stay home and baby-sit Benny and Abie right now. They are acting a bit off, mainly, I think, because it was raining all of yesterday and some of today so they could not play outside, and now they cannot because our parents are not home.

A little while ago, I watched “I Am Legend.” I really liked it, actually, though it made me cry a lot and scared me senseless at some parts. Either way, it was a very good movie.

I created a typography design (that I hope to use on a t-shirt) today. It is titled “A Conversation In Arial,” and features two unidentified people speaking back and forth. Without meaning to, I formed the words into the shape of a boat, and in the end formed it more so into one. As I said, I would like to print it out on iron transfer paper and iron it onto a t-shirt.

Here is a picture of it:

I am very excited about getting our puppy. A name suggestion that people are starting to agree on is ‘Gatsby.’ I much prefer it to Wyatt and Moose and, seeing as nobody has taken to my suggestions of ‘Theodore’ or ‘Octavius’ seriously.

Oh my, Mother’s Day is tomorrow! I am prepared with a lovely card I made, complete with pressed buttercup flower in a homemade envelope and a paper flower pop-up. I am quite proud of it, to be honest.

Hmm… I am trying to think of something to speak of.

Well, apparently yellow shoes are in, or, at least, were when a magazine I read a few weeks ago was written. It is a good thing that all of my shoes are green.

Oh yeah, I played Monopoly: Electronic Banking Edition with my little brothers. It was… interesting. Benny kept running off into the sunroom and coming back with toy cows to switch the traditional pieces with, and Abie did the same with Pokemon. Apparently, it is hilarious when a tiny metal Altoids tin is on the same space as three cows. Even more so if one of the cows is riding on a toy skateboard.

Okay, I have to admit, that part was pretty hilarious. Still, it is not hilarious when the skateboarding cow knocks over the pile of chance cards. Not at all.

Hey, I think I may be ordering my gel ant farm today! That would be delightfully enthralling.

Happy Saturday, May tenth, 2008, specks of human.

May the force be with you.

Anxiety And A New Insult

April 15, 2008

Today is Eraser Day and Titanic Remembrance Day. The letter of the day is R, and because of this I chose a word of the day beginning with R. However, there were two remarkable R words so I just declared today a day of two words. They just happen to be rampallion and ragabash, both of which are so obscure that I quite doubt you will find them in an abridged version of a dictionary. Anyway, a rampallion is a thief or scoundrel and a ragabash is an idle, worthless fellow. Don’t you just love the word ‘fellow?’ Oh, and of course the words of the day. All are spectacular.

Mental note- tomorrow’s letter of the day is ‘C.’

Anyway, I was trying to find a way to use the words and ended up discovering a remarkable insult. Call out to somebody, “You rampallion of a ragabash!” and watch them stop dead in their tracks. Not only that, but it is extremely fun to say. Try it some time.

The anxiety part of my day comes from four exciting things coming up in my life. I am very anxious for these to happen, therefore have had trouble concentrating without my thought straying away. Several people have asked me if I was daydreaming some time today.

The exciting things are as follows-

[1]My pocket watch’s arrival, of course! I am very excited to see what it looks like and try it out. Not only will it make me very happy, but I will be able to stop constantly asking others what time it is. I am quite obsessive about knowing what time it is at all times.

[2]Our family’s puppy! I’m not sure exactly when we will be able to bring him home, but I know it is in less than two months. Maybe six weeks, give or take a week. I really don’t know, but I’m gosh darn eager to meet him!

[3]Wednesday Club, which happens to be tomorrow. Of course I am excited about this! I love having something to do after school, especially on Wednesdays, and our club is the jokesest one around.

[4]The arrival of our new chicks! I cannot wait to see them and pick one out to be my own. I am going to think up a fantastic name and train her to be the most magnificent and enviable chicken around. The chicks will be coming sometime in May.

Oh, yet another thing I am anxious about- my birthday, which is coming around in fourteen days.

Grrr, there is a wire in my braces that keeps poking my cheek. I tried putting wax on it but I strongly dislike the feel of it and have chosen to endure the pain rather than have a wad of grossness in my mouth.

I now plan to finish The Lies of Locke Lamora once and for all. It is taking way too long to finish, longer than many other books I have read, and I am anxious to move on to other books. I want to know what happens at the end and be done with it, once and for all.

We are watching Remember The Titans in English in order to write an editorial from the point of view of Lou Dimes of Gathering Of Old Men as a man living during the time of both the book and the movie. I have seen that movie too many times to count. It is completely ridiculous, but at least it is better than listening to the distracting antics of the loquacious fellows of our English class as Schoder unsuccessfully tries to calm them down. Or is it?

Make haste, my dears, for you are killing a second every moment you waste.

EDIT A BIT LATER: I also forgot to say that my family is going to the Free Pepsi Float Day at Arby’s… it should be fun… not to mention delicious!

Doing Nothing For An Entire Sunday Can Be Rather Uplifting

April 13, 2008

The weekend is coming to a close. I am trying my best to use double-pointed needles to knit a mini scarf bookmark and failing miserably. I really did do nothing today. I started knitting projects and pulled them apart quickly, rolled a small amount of blue yarn into a tiny ball, and many other useless things. Actually, I did make two Chinese staircase bracelets, but they aren’t very noteworthy.

I began another pair of striped fingerless gloves. I did not complete them and am not even halfway through one.

I think there are sixteen days until my birthday, though I am not positive.

*mentally counts*

Alright, I was correct. Sixteen more days until I have existed on this planet for fifteen years. Oh, joy.

Today feels more like a Saturday than a Sunday. I do not know why.

Last night I began my endeavor to try and become a mediocre ventriloquist using a book I checked out from the library. So far I am not that good, but I am still attempting.

Gee, I just noticed that I have not used any contractions in this as of yet. Boy, does that excite me.

That sounds sarcastic, but I really am glad to notice that. I do not like contractions very much but have not, for the life of me, been able to stop using them. Text, almost down. Now for regular speech.

Perhaps I will make a pompom once I finish typing this. It should not be very hard, seeing as all I need is a small bundle of yarn and a crochet hook, both of which I own numerous.

Yesterday afternoon my parents tried to give our dog a haircut. She is a miniature poodle and her haircuts are normally quite expensive, so they figured they would try and save money as well as the time it takes to drive back and forth from her groomer. However, they completely flunked. Now Daisy looks sort of like a wet rat. An unfortunate sight.

Because of this dreadful haircut, my sister Clare put doll clothes on her to cover up the bad job. They made Daisy look even more ridiculous, though she seemed to like having them on.

Oh yes, I did do something today. I planted some red, yellow, and orange flowers in a little pot of dirt. And, hurrah, my sister found her cactus seeds from many moons ago! She let me have a few and I planted them right away. Let us hope that they end up growing and my year-long dream of owning a mini cactus will come true.

Less than two months until we will be able to pick up our Chocolate Labrador Retriever puppy. We have yet to pick out a name that everybody agrees on, so if anybody has any possibly crowd-pleasing ideas then, by all means, post them here.

May your spleen never transform into a solution to the European Union’s impending energy crisis and become a battlefield for the impending war to end all wars.

Also known as goodbye.

EDIT A FEW HOURS LATER:  I just won an Ebay auction.  For a pocket watch!!!! It’s silvery gold and has a second clock within it that tells seconds, just like I wanted.   I am now beyond thrilled and my drabby Sunday has become magnificent.

SECOND EDIT ANOTHER FEW HOURS LATER: I totally forgot to mention that today is International Scrabble Day as well as Thomas Jefferson’s birthday.  Sorry, Tom, and sorry to you too, letters.

A Humdrum Thursday, But Nonetheless Phenomenal

April 3, 2008

And you question how so, if today was so very monotonous? Well, first of all, it was a Thursday. Thursday is actually my favorite day of the week. Not only because I think it is way too underappreciated, but also because it is the day right before Friday, and Friday signals the weekend’s beginning. However, Friday could not possibly be my favorite day of the week because it is normally the time when I will not see any of my friends for a few days, until Monday when school begins again. I am awful at planning things and often end up procrastinating terribly, so weekend plans are usually out of the question. Anyway, there was no use to do all of this ranting to merely explain why Thursday is my favorite day of the week. What I was really planning on typing up-

So, as I mentioned, today was a lovely day regardless of all of the normalcy. It was Don’t Go To Work Unless It’s Fun Day as well as Tweed Day, both of which I did not celebrate because a.) I prefer to go to school rather than break the law, and b.) I do not own anything tweed.

My chosen word of the day was oblivion. Its meaning fascinates me, having to do with the state of being forgotten. They amaze me greatly, the thoughts that came to mind upon reading this definition; for instance, do things exist if they are forgotten?

I asked my friend Laura this very question, and she made some valid points.

For example-

[1]If they are merely memories that have been forgotten, then no, they do not exist.

and

[2]If they are forgotten objects, then they still do exist, relatively at least.

Anyway, tomorrow is Ten Word Friday. The letter of the day happens to be ‘T’ tomorrow, so at least one of those ten words will have to begin with a ‘T.’

Ooh, and I am now extending a thanks to the abovementioned Laura, who kindly allowed me to borrow her book titled The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told. It’s amazing.

Threadless is having a five dollar sale on a few select shirts, four of which I am planning on buying.

I just thought I’d let you all know that.

On a much more interesting and thought-provoking note, I have been thinking for a while and… I want to get dread locks. No, seriously. I have been reading up on them, and looking at pictures, and have found that those with dread locks have their lives changed from them, all because of merely a hairstyle. Getting dread locks, it seems, is a spiritual process (or some sort of rigmarole like that) and I would like to get them very much. I have been considering this for about a month or two now, and my opinion has remained unwavering. However, every time I try to mention it to my parents I end up chickening out. I just feel like they would find it funny and think it was all a joke, and not take me seriously in the slightest. I suppose I will have to find a good time to tell them, and accumulate a few of the many reasons I wish to. I just know that, after the initial joking phase, they will get all serious and try to convince me otherwise, planting dumb reasons in my mind and trying to sway my opinion.

In any case, I am going to stop writing and ranting here. I already am having to type this up extremely quickly because I am babysitting my little sister Lydia. She is currently watching Shrek a few feet away from me, but I am sure her attention will not be held for much longer.

So, to all of you, best wishes.

Don’t let the wake bugs bite.

P.S. My family is getting a Chocolate Lab puppy in about two months.  It will be a male.  He was born a few days ago and pictures will be sent to us soon.  At any rate, I am telling you this to ask for name ideas.  I wanted to name him Teddy (possibly short for Theodore as in Theodore Roosevelt, yet also doubling as a tribute to Ted Lupin, orphaned at such a young age during the final installment of the Harry Potter series) but my family is vetoing that idea.  My second choice was tied between Bartholomew, Barnaby, and President.  I love all of them equally, but once again my family has completely vetoed those ideas.  Their suggestions have been becoming increasingly more awful- Bruno, Moose, and Guy among them,  I just don’t want a dog-sounding name.  I want one that is named after either a president or book character or is merely a regal-sounding name, but my family does not share the same opinions.  Ah, well, at least I will be able to name my chicken whatever I wish to.