Sunday, October 31, 2010

halloweenyness

Since apparently I'm a horrible person and didn't post about the Halloween shindig last night in my half-of-a-nothing post, I'll do it now. (I wanted to give it its own post, thank you)

So as I said, I went as Penny from Dr. Horrible, hence why I dyed my hair red. Except the henna crap took FOREVER to do, between the fact that I needed someone else to do it for me, mixing the stupid mud dye crap, putting said mud in my hair, letting it sit for forever and taking another forever to rinse it out in the shower. And in the end, it wasn't even the right shade, 'cause hers is a dark burgundy red and mine came out very strawberry blonde/gingerish.
(the EGE found this pic, obviously Penny is the girl in the ripped jeans)
(Laura felt compelled to take the picture of the back of my head)

Oh well, I really like the color anyway.

So the EGE went as Dr. Horrible himself (certainly has the paleness and skinniness down...), Laura was V from V for Vendetta, her boyfriend Tang was a vampire, our friend Tara was some character from Doctor Who, our friend (and my fellow percussionist and SM) Bodhi was a zombie musician of sorts and his girlfriend Jerrica was a cat. Definitely a weird assortment.

We had the most amazing bacon mac&cheese (well, honestly, how is bacon mac&cheese not amazing?) and pizza bread and Wife Soup (Firefly joke) that the EGE brought and a ginormous oatmeal cookie pizza thing that I brought. I even made the whipped cream myself (I had time to kill...) and put gummy bears on top... even though everyone just ate the gummy bears...

And we watched How to Train Your Dragon 'cause that was my present to Laura (the party was half-Halloween and half-birthday since her birthday was a few weeks ago). And it was still awesome the second time. Though I think it's just cooler in the theater 'cause the screen is so big.

There was a lot of poking and pushing and shoving and jumping on people and awkwardness and all-around abuse, but what's a little harassment among friends? :)

Overall, definitely a great way to spend Halloween-Eve.

And on that, happy Halloween/Samhain/pre-Day of the Dead!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

things i've learned today

Lighting design on-stage is complicated, but actually switching the lights is pretty easy.

A giant cookie doesn't cook quite the same as a bunch of smaller cookies.

Oatmeal cookie batter looks really weird.

Making whipped cream is a lot less fun than eating said whipped cream.

Henna hair dye gives a really cool result, but man does it suck to do. Mixing it sucks, putting it in sucks, having it sit for an hour sucks, washing it out and turning my shower that weird mud color really sucks...

Being a temporary ginger is fun :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

quick post

Football games in the wind still suck. Just saying.

I'm going to bed.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

chilling

Gov meetings suck. Which is why I'm deciding not to go to tonight's zoning meeting. I went to a town council one last night and by George was it dull. Also I have journalism stuff to do. And a football game tomorrow night. And stage setup stuff and a birthday/Halloween party on Saturday. Gah! So much to do!

Speaking of Halloween and the party (hosted by dear Laura) my costume itself isn't that intensive, since I'm going as Penny from Dr. Horrible (which we watched at the anti-homecoming shindig). Just a tanktop, flats, ripped jeans and a hoodie that I have yet to find. But sometime in the chaos of Saturday, I have to find time to dye my hair, since Penny has dark red hair and I don't. I bought some henna stuff around the time school started, so luckily I don't have to waste more time buying it, but it takes at least an hour to set. It'll fade before it grows out, which is nice. I'm actually kinda excited to be a ginger for a few weeks, it'll be an interesting change.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

:P

I went to one of the local coffee shops today after the half-day 'cause I heard they had a part-time opening. Ha. "Part-time" my butt. They were looking for 2:30-7 on weekdays and probably all day on weekends. That's not part-time (at least for a high schooler). I really wish it was possible to find a part-time job that didn't take up all of my time.

Also, I wore my rainboots to school 'cause... well, it was raining.... and a bunch of people who normally never talk to me complimented my boots. It was a little weird.

And finally, just a random thought, but whose horrible idea was it to put celery/onion chunks in salads? I mean, the kind with mayo and meat or potatoes or egg. Seriously. The celery/onion ruins it.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

a no-good, horrible, very bad day

I'll go in random order (i.e. not chronologically).

It kinda started last night, 'cause I got into a huge fight with the EGE over stupid crap. We fight a lot, and we fight about stupid crap a lot, but not like this. It was horrible. (We resolved it, but that doesn't fit in with today's theme).

This afternoon, I was driving home from my dermotologist appointment, got almost all the way home and lo-and-behold the road is closed 'cause of an accident. Thank goodness I sorta know the backroads.

I almost hit a squirrel on my way home.

I did a scary tire woo-hoo thing on the pavement a few different times, between having to floor it around a corner to get on an on-ramp and the rain.

At drama rehearsal this afternoon, I was painting the triangly board things that go outside and say "Hey! Come see our play!" and I kinda sat in some of the paint that got on the floor so now I have white paint splotches on my butt.

I have to go to a town parks and rec meeting tonight for gov. Because that class isn't bad enough.

And probably the worst news I received all day, during homeroom. It was one of those announcements where you just know something horrible happened, just by the way our principal got on the PA. One of our math teachers, who was my precalc teacher last year and one of the cooler teachers I've had, wasn't in today or yesterday because he not only went missing sometime this weekend but took his own life in that span. It was a hee-uge shock to the entire school, and a little rough considering it was less than a year ago that Matty B passed away.

So, Mr. Conlon, I know I could probably do better, but I'm where I am in math because of you and all the funky activities we did in class, so thank you for all you've done. You'll be missed greatly.

Monday, October 25, 2010

i was doing good, too...

I had my softball yearbook article done, pictures and everything, all ready to be put on the page. Life was good. And then I remembered, "Oh right, I still need to do the baseball one." If it weren't for the fact that all the baseball players are jerks and won't respond to my interview emails, I'd have this one done too. Aaand, my third article got changed, but our editor-in-chief, who I'm not a huge fan of in the first place, decided not to tell me that my article got changed. And I was s'posed to have all my interviews by today. Ugh.

Too much to do. I have to interview the baseball coach tomorrow, maybe see if I can sneak into rehearsal before my dermotologist appointment, somehow find time to go to a town meeting for gov class... grrr... the weekend won't come soon enough.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

y'all can shut up right about now

Everyone thought I was crazy for predicting a Rangers/Giants World Series. They had no shot against the Evil Empire or the Phillies.

But wait. Who's playing on Wednesday? Oh, that's right, the Rangers and the Giants. Bronx superiority my butt. And I just don't like the Phillies. So skeptics of San Fran or Texas can...go die...or something...

Also, yesterday's post was the 777th post. See, it was good luck :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

FTW

(And that would be "For the win", not "Eff the world")

Anyway. Again, Yankees fans can go suck it, 'cause the Rangers are on their way to their first World Series in franchise history. And A-Roid struck out to end the game, which the Rangers won 6-1.

Giants and Phillies are playing now.


Also, today and yesterday had some rough moments.

I was at percussion ensemble last night, and we were gonna try some things with trash can percussion, which we've done before. I found two small plastic buckets that we could use, except they were stuck together and I had to have one of the guys pull on one as I pulled on the other to separate them.
You can probably see where this went. The buckets separated, I went flying, landed hard on my derrière and whacked myself hard in the head with the bucket. And as if doing that wasn't bad enough, the bucket hit my eyebrow just right that it not only cut it, it broke my glasses too. So I had to spend the next 10 minutes fixing my glasses while everyone else was actually doing percussion things, and the leader (the kid on quads) was getting mad 'cause he thought I was just stalling from having to play.
In the end, my glasses are fine (the lens just popped out and they're a little bent, but not much more than before), my eyebrow is fine though it still hurts to touch, and my butt really hurts from landing so hard on it. As in, I took ibuprofen for it. The EGE knows how much of a shocker that is.

Earlier today, I was working online on my laptop when the internet freaked out. I restarted it, reconnected the wi-fi, turned it on and off a few times and it still wouldn't work. I plugged it into the computer jack thing, still wouldn't work. I came to my aunt's to watch my cousins, I jump on the computer, the wi-fi here is doing the same thing. I connected to the wi-fi fine but it won't connect to the internet. My uncle, who is a computer person, has no clue why it's freaking out. Blarg.
And that's my story. Hopefully the Wi-fi Fairy will come and magically repair the connection to my laptop so I can watch the game and do computery things at the same time.

Friday, October 22, 2010

restrictions

There's all sorts of rules, at least in our area, about what conditions are acceptable for sporting events. Things like stopping play if it is thundering and lightninging out, not having practice if it's ungodly hot out, that sorta stuff. But nowhere is there anything about being outside when it's cold. We had our pep rally today (rescheduled from when it was s'posed to rain last week and it didn't), and it was so flipping cold that all I did was huddle into a little ball and try to not freeze under my 2 sweatshirts and 2 shirts. It's a good thing I didn't care what happened during the pep rally, 'cause I couldn't see in my state of rolled-ball-ness.

Giants lost last night :( but they're still leading the series 3-2. Rangers go for the series win and the WS trip tonight against the Yankees.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

take two

Ok so the Rangers lost last night. But they're still ahead in the series 3-2. Which means that as long as they win tomorrow night, it's all good.

Giants won again last night, so now they lead the series 3-1. Lincecum is pitching tonight and I am ready to see him send those Phillies home packing.

And I still feel like a jerk about yesterday :P

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

i need a life

I'll start you off with a quote from me earlier today, before rehearsal. I'll give background after.
"Yeah, I'm sure that'll go over real well. 'Why are you late?' 'Oh, I just had a minor existential crisis in the parking lot, but I'm all good now.'"

Today was going pretty well (I only partially screwed up my monologue) until I decided to be a self-deprecating jerk (you know, my usual self) just because the Red Cross came to school today for a blood drive, which they do a few times a year, and the EGE donated and I didn't.

I know, really stupid reason to get all depressed and angsty. But considering that at every. stinking. turn., he does something to outdo me or otherwise make me feel like an unworthy loser, I felt that I had every right to. It gets old after a while. Also, it was kindof a slap in the face for me seeing the booth but not having time to schedule an appointment.

(Though, according to the site, I might not be able to donate anyway 'cause I'm too short. By a flippin' half-inch.)

Anyway. I went on my whole self-deprecating rant and then was late to rehearsal. Luckily our director didn't care, 'cause I think our stage manager (who was there for at least the beginning of my rant) told her, and then he tried to make me feel better and it helped a little. I'm still a little mad though.

Also, I was a big girl and submitted all my Common App stuff last night (yay!) and then the teachers who are writing my letters of recommendation decide to tell me that my entire college application system thing is screwed up. Turns out they had the wrong username and password. Fail.


On a lighter note, Rangers are a win away from the World Series after a 10-3 win last night. Woot!
Unfortunately they're losing 5-1 right now, but that can change.
Giants, who lead the series 2-1, host the Phillies at 7:57 (what kind of time is that?!)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

so suck it

2-1 series lead. 8-0 win last night. 2-hit gem against (supposedly, though I beg to differ) the best team in the league. And yet everyone is still bent on the Stankees winning the World Series. My question to you: what kind of crack are you smoking?!

I'm really thinking that the picks Andrew made on The 'Ropolitans are gonna happen. I'd love to see the Rangers go all the way. Granted, it'd be nice if the Giants made it to the World Series too, but you can't have everything.

Monday, October 18, 2010

i give up

Not exactly in a stellar mood, between having a bunch of horribly long calc problems for homework and having spent a good portion of my afternoon fighting with people about college stuff.

Phillies won 6-1 last night to even the series at 1 and 1. Rangers face the Yankees tonight, their series is also tied at 1.

Ugh. Off to work on more calc. It's not hard, just long. And drawn out. And repetitive.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

win.

(The Giants did win 4-3 to take 1-0 series lead against the Phillies, but that's not what I was going to talk about.)

I'll start with yesterday morning. I had to be in 2 places in school at the same time (yes, on a Saturday), 'cause we were going to start working on set stuff for the fall play and I volunteered to help set up for homecoming. Why, I'm not sure, since I didn't even go, but it was kinda cool to be involved anyway. I was actually bad and didn't help out with set stuff at all 'cause we had so much to do for homecoming. 300 balloons is a lot to blow up. But luckily the freshman advisor (who was my Current Issues teacher last year) bought us all pizza, which was cool.

I ran to the store on the way home to get some stuff for my contribution to dinner, went home, took a shower real quick and was a horrible person 'cause I got to the flan party almost an hour late. But everyone knew I was going to be late 'cause I had stuff to do. And I wasn't exactly a happy camper 'cause I had to dress up, and dresses and heels just suck.

Our massive TV-watching escapade involved watching Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, which was really funny. It had kindof an anticlimactic ending but then we made it better by watching it with subtitles in Wiccan. They weren't real subtitles, it was a joke the producers put in for the first minute of the DVD, but they were silly. And then we watched a few episodes of Firefly, but only two since they're the hour-long ones (or 40-minute, whatever).

For dinner, we had this yummy chicken pasta thing that the EGE's mom made, plus my spaghetti tacos. They weren't anything special, just spaghetti with either pesto or kicked-up spaghetti sauce in a hard or soft taco shell/tortilla whateverness. I thought they were pretty good, but they didn't go over quite as well as I had hoped since the tortillas were a little small and I didn't break the noodles before I cooked them, and the sauces were partially storebought, but oh well.

We continued the homecoming evasion with 2 rounds of Apples to Apples, and the joke was that we were whatever green cards we won. For example, Laura's boyfriend Tang was cruel, unusual and some other third thing that I don't remember, our friend Tara was meek and something else, and the EGE was dysfunctional. My cards were sexy and ridiculous, and I wasn't sure whether to take that as a compliment or not...

And then we concluded the evening with a round of Never Have I Ever, or NHIE for short. It was pretty nice at the beginning, and then we resorted to targeting individual people and asking really dirty questions, but every game reduces itself to that eventually. It was much fun.

In whole, flan party > homecoming. Definitely.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

flan party: successful

More details tomorrow. I'll just provide you with game recap stuff and then I'm going to bed.

I didn't realize the Rangers/Yankees had a game yesterday and today, but the Yankees won 6-5 yesterday and the Rangers won 7-2 today. And the Giants are currently winning 4-3 against the Phillies. Unfortunately I didn't get to see any of the Halladay/Lincecum matchup :(

Oh well. Hasta mañana.

Friday, October 15, 2010

todavía no puedo sentirlos mis dedos de pies

It'll only get worse from here. Great gorram was it cold out there. It wouldn't've been so bad if it wasn't windy (or sprinkling...). We weren't even really s'posed to play because it was raining (rain=bad for instruments), but noooo, we had to go out in the freezingness and play 'cause a local news station was filming us. We left after the halftime show, around 8, and as the title of the post says, I still can't feel my toes.

The ALCS kicks off tonight with the Rangers/Yankees. As of right now, the Rangers are up 3-0 thanks to a 3-run shot by Josh Hamilton off CC Sabathia.

NLCS is tomorrow night, in a helluva pitching duel. Halladay vs. Lincecum. That'll be fun to watch.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

i knew this was a bad idea

No news on the postseason. Instead I have school stuff to share.

This week is Spirit Week, and today was Opposite Day. Though it wasn't advertised as Opposite Day but instead as Cross-Dressing Day, essentially.

This in itself was a problem for me because, while I'm certainly not a cross-dresser, I tend to wear a lot of jeans and t-shirts, which is pretty gender neutral. So I couldn't go in a dress, 'cause even though it would be strikingly different, I'm still a girl, and I couldn't go in a collared shirt and tie, 'cause even though it'd be the right gender, I've worn collared shirts to school before for presentations and such.

I eventually said "Screw it, I'm wearing the collared shirt" and asked the EGE for a tie. I also had a pair of his old shorts that he outgrew and gave to me (my collared shirts are also EGE hand-me-downs), so really I went around school dressed as him. Minus the long hair and stuff.

But everyone else. Oh, dear. Not a lot of people dressed up, there were more girls participating than guys, but the guys who did participate went all-out. There were several people that showed up in skin-tight shirts and jeans, tanktops and skirts and leggings, even teeny little dresses. By George was it horrible. I saw waaaaay too much of several people.

I figure that they'll probably ban Cross-Dressing Day next year, but at least we have some funny pictures for the yearbook to immortalize it and all its brain-melting glory.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

rangers it is

5-1 was the final score. They face the Stankees on Friday at 8pm.

So there you have it. Round 1 is over. The Reds, Braves, Twins and Rays have been eliminated. Now it's down to the Rangers, Phillies and Giants to beat the Yankees however way it pans out. I'm really looking forward to a Rangers/Giants World Series. That'd be great. I wouldn't care who won :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

down to two

In the NL at least. Giants beat the Braves 3-2 again (though without the errors dude to help them), winning the series 3-1. They play the Phillies on Saturday night.

Rays and Rangers have their deciding game tonight at 8:07. I don't care who wins this game and goes onto the ALCS, just as long as whoever it is beats the Yankees.

Monday, October 11, 2010

another one bites the dust

Phillies had a 3-game sweep of the Reds, winning 2-0 last night.

Giants won 3-2 last night, the last run being on the last of 3 errors by the same guy on the Braves. Needless to say he's not playing tonight. Giants lead the series 2-1 going into tonight's game.

Rays forced a death match tomorrow night by winning 5-2 over the Rangers.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

the weakest link

Twins fell through AGAIN. 10th consecutive postseason loss, 6-1 to the Stankees. 3-game sweep. Fail.

Rays stayed alive with a 2-run 8th and 3-run 9th to beat the Rangers 6-3. Rangers lead the series 2-1.

For today's games: Rays @ Rangers at 1:07, Giants @ Braves at 4:37 (series tied at 1), Phillies @ Reds at 8:07 (Phillies lead series 2-0).

And finally, happy 10/10/10, everyone :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

again.

That's the last time I'm waking up early on a Saturday to take some dumb college test. I even said "Screw it, I've been to 3 of these already, I'm not getting dressed" and went in my pajamas. Glad that's over.

Anyway, Reds lost to the Phillies 7-4 with their 4 errors (yikes), so the Phillies are leading the series 2-0 right now. Braves beat the Giants 5-4 in 11 last night, series is tied at 1.

Today's an AL day, with the Rays @ Rangers at 5:07pm and the Twins in the Bronx at 8:37pm. Currently both the Rangers and that team we're not gonna talk about have 2-0 series leads.

Friday, October 8, 2010

do or die

The Twins have one last chance at getting rid of the Stankees (unless they win tonight, in which case they have an additional one). Let's not ruin this one. You already lost 5-2 last night.

Rangers beat the Rays again, this time 6-0. Also in Shut-out-land, Timmy pitched a 2-hit shutout as the Giants beat the Braves 1-0. Yay for the win and his 14 Ks but way to fail in the Run Support Dept.

Just an NL tonight, Reds @ Phillies 6:07pm, Braves @ Giants 9:37pm.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

round 1

Rangers beat the Rays 5-1 last night, and Roy Halladay pitched another no-no to blank the Reds 4-0. That's the second-ever postseason no-no, so yay for him. And the Twins lost but that's ok, they'll win the next 3.

Right now (4:53pm) the Rangers are beating the Rays 6-0, Twins vs. Yanks at 6:07, Giants vs. Braves at 9:37. Phillies vs. Reds at 6:07pm tomorrow night.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

está aquí

The postseason is here. Dun dun DUUUUNNNN!

I didn't really make much of a bracket since I don't really care who wins, as long as it's not them. So as long as the Twins win tonight (and the two games after that), I'll be fine.

Also, I screwed up, the Giants/Braves game isn't til 9:37pm tomorrow night. Sorry.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

tomorrow.

Tomorrow starts Postseason Chaos. Not today. Today I'm working on my drama monologue, freaking out about my AP-problem quiz in calc and wishing I hadn't left my calc book at school 'cause I have other homework to do. Go me.

And the guy who failed at bombing Times Square back in May (you know, the day after I was in NYC) got life in prison. Good.

Monday, October 4, 2010

the official breakdown

Since baseball will be easier to track now that it's down to 8 teams instead of 30, I'll actually try to stay up-to date on it.

For the American League...
EAST: Tampa Bay Rays
CENTRAL: Minnesota Twins
WEST: Texas Rangers
WILD CARD: That team we're not going to talk about

And for the National League...
EAST: Philadelphia Phillies
CENTRAL: Cincinnati Reds
WEST: San Francisco Giants
WILD CARD: Atlanta Braves

This doesn't apply quite yet, but home field advantage for the World Series games is with the National League (for the first time in forever).

My picks? Obviously, when push comes to shove, I'm rooting for anyone that isn't the AL Wild Card. But my four favorites are the Twins, Rangers, Rays and Giants (in no particular order).

Let the games begin! Tomorrow. Rangers @ Rays 1:37pm, Reds @ Phillies 5:07, Stankees @ Twins 8:37, and Braves @ Giants 9:37.
(what's with all these 7s? Can't we just make them nice times, like 5:00 or 9:30?)

Anyway. Stay tuned, folks.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

the end.

No more 2010 season. Luckily the Sox ended on a good note, beating the Stankees 8-4. And the Rays have the AL East, which is also good (they beat the Royals 3-2 today. Alex had the 2 RBIs in a 2-run homer in the 4th.)

Sayonara, 2010 season. Hello, postseason. Give me the Twins, Rangers, Rays or Giants.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

something new

Good song.

Anyway. You know that old saying, "you learn something new every day"? Today I learned that when my dad was growing up in Aberdeen, Washington, his neighbor was the school bully, a young chap named Kurt Cobain.

Yeah. That Kurt Cobain.

I knew that they went to the same school, and that he was 2 years older than my dad, but I didn't realize they were that close.

Just some food for thought.

Friday, October 1, 2010

whoops.

Forgot to do the obligatory End of September tradition yesterday. Darnit.

On a related note, Billie Joe really needs to ditch the blond hair. It looks really bad.

Sox are officially eliminated from playoff contention, have been for a good portion of the week but I kept forgetting. Rays and Stankees are tied at the top of the AL East. I'm looking for a Sox win over the Stankees tonight, and as horrible as it is, a loss from the Royals ('cause that'd be a Rays' win).

And I have to write a bunch of essays this weekend. I need to finish my last one for the Common App, then one for one of the honors programs and one for a scholarship.