amredthelector: (Oh noes mudkip!)
Roommate: Amred, why are you making all those sad noises at your laptop?
Amred: Because Andrew Hussie is a dick and also a genius.

OH GOD, JOHN, I AM SO SORRY I JUST WANT TO HUG YOU FOREVER PLEASE DON'T BE SAD WHEN YOU SEE MOM AND DAD ADFJDKFADFA AND ROSE PLEASE STOP BEING SO WEIRD PLEASE JUST GO FROLIC WITH DAVE AND JOHN AND JADE

In other news, I'm going to go hang out with a bunch of nerds this Thursday as they play with lightsabres and talk about Arthurian lore. FUCK. YES.
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Uuuugh, for the first time ever, midterms are actually kicking my ass. Writing a 12 page paper for NM history is the worse thing ever, especially since that class only gets two grades - midterm and final. I really hate it when professors do that, because it turns the class into pretty much pass/fail. Ugh.

Anyways, I made a thing! Or things, I guess! Mint Oreo Truffles~



These are amazing and really easy to make. Head over to my baking blog for the recipe!

Also, I didn't mention this in the blog because I hadn't tried it yet, but if you put these in the fridge for a while before eating? Soooo good. It tastes just like mint chocolate chip ice cream.
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HOLY SHIT, HOMESTUCK

FIRST WEBCOMIC TO MAKE ME CRY, I SWEAR

I NEED TO STOP SHOUTING 'GOD DAMN IT, HUSSIE' EVERY TIME I READ A NEW UPDATE
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Usually dislike two posts in one day, but I really need to just talk about this.

I got all of my final grades back today, and... I only got a D+ in Algebra. I'm so, so pissed off at myself right now. I worked so hard in that class. I got high B's and low A's on all my tests, got A's on all my quizzes... it must have been the final test that dragged my grade down. I'm just... augh, I'm so disappointed with myself right now. Fortunately, it's a passing grade, so I get credits for it, but I'm worried about how it will affect my GPA.
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I almost started crying in a diner this morning.

But not because of stress. Now, these last two days have been all kinds of stressful, yes. My car broke down, I waited over an hour for a tow truck, and now I'm going to have to get the alternator and the battery of my car replaced. I'm nervous that I won't get to check in to my dorm on time, or that I'll have to scramble to get my new ID card and books at the last minute. I'm worried that the mechanic won't get my car fixed today and that I'll have to spend another night in a hotel, where the only places within walking distance to eat are fast food joints. Yeah, I'm pretty nervous.

But I'm also so incredibly thankful and proud of the human spirit right now. I think that everyone has a tendency to fall into the way of thinking that humans are scum, and that everyone is only interested in themselves. But if I've learned anything from this experience, it's that people are amazing.

When I was waiting for the tow truck, out on the side of the highway in the middle of nowhere, freaking out because my cell kept dropping its signal, a nice old couple in a pick up truck pulled over in front of me and asked me what had happened. They offered to use their own Triple A card to call for a tow for me, and even offered to try and jump-start my car. I let them know that I was okay, and had already called for help, but I was very grateful for their offer. A few minutes after they had left, Triple A called me and apologized for the wait, and wanted to make sure that I was okay.

Once my car had been towed back into a nearby town, the mechanic that had towed it offered to fix my car, even though he didn't specialize in imported cars and didn't have the parts, but went out of his way to make sure he could track down the parts and have the delivered overnight.

I sent out a mass text to my friends to let them know what was going on, and the support they showed me was amazing. Within moments of sending it out, I got texts and calls from people, wanting to know if I was okay. A few even offered me monetary help, even though they don't have jobs. I was so touched by their kindness, and thank each and everyone of them.

This morning was what really did it, though. When I went into that diner alone, the hostess seemed to be able to tell that I was stressed, and was very kind and gave me my own booth. The place was very busy and understaffed, but the waitress that served me made sure that I got everything quickly, and even though it was obvious she was upset by the way the patrons were being so snippy that morning, she as so incredibly sweet and helpful. That little bit of kindness from someone I didn't know, and who didn't even have any idea about what was going on with my at the moment, was so amazing.

The world can be a harsh and cold place sometimes, but it is so amazing and heartening that people are so willing to help someone who's in trouble.
amredthelector: (Oh noes mudkip!)
ugh

uuuuuuuuuugh

uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh

was supposed to drive 400 miles to college today

200 miles into the drive, car's alternator & battery die

need to replace both, stuck in small town over night because my car is japanese & no one in town has an alternator, so one has to be driven into town overnight

fuck
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Oof. Life is out to get me this month. Busy like whoa. Here's basically how my next few weeks will play out:
Monday: school from 7:30 to 3:30
Tuesday: school (same times), kung fu from 5:30 to 7:30 if I feel like it (which I rarely do on tuesday)
Wednesday: school from 7:30 to 12, tai chi from 5:30 to 7:30
Thursday: school (normal time), ride two buses and a train from 3:40 to 5, math tutoring from 5:30 to 8:30
Friday: school
Saturday: kung fu from 10:30 to 12:30
Sunday: math tutoring from 10:30 to 12:30

And any free time is for filling out college apps, scholarship apps, and a bit of TV and rping. aldfgjkg
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Posting this from work - today's my last day. I just got my paycheck. I was given two free shirts. I had awesome ice cream cake.

:C I'm gonna miss this place. This was so much fun.

Pokemons coming next update, models the one after that.
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Don't mind me, I'm just feeling a bit under the weather.
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So, the math teacher I mentioned in my last entry? Turns out he died a few days ago of ACS. I know I should feel bad - and I do understand what his family is going through - but... honestly, I'm not going to miss emotional breakdowns in class.

Anyways, today I have for you some sci-fi arts and a meme.

I liek robots )

And now for the meme, which I lifted from [livejournal.com profile] dragonladycels

1) Go to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random and look at the name of the article. That is the name of your band.

1.5) Click 'Random Article' 15 more times. These are your track titles.

2) Next, go to www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 and check the last four words of the very last quote. That is the name of your album.

3) Finally, head over to www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/ and look at the third image. Whatever it is, that will be your album cover.

4) Muck all three up with your favorite photo-editing program and post the result.



Band Name:
Dete train crash

Album name:
Sundial in the Shade

Tracks:
1. ISOFT Group plc
2. Karaga District
3. Radio Noise Source
4. New Hampshire Route 18
5. Gun Pod
6. Turbinellidae
7. Tagesschau, Germany
8. Devil on my Back
9. McGibbon and Ross
10. WPPN
11. Seekirch
12. Texas Company Annex
13. Phosphatidylcholine-dolichol O-acyltransferase
14. Durin’s Bane
15. Express Lanes

It was actually pretty fun. Sounds like it would be an off-the-wall techno band. (Oh, and the original photo can be found here)
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WARNING: There will not be any art in this post. I know, I know, this is a sketch journal, but, hey, I want to talk about my day.

First off, I hate math. I mean, really, really hate it. My math teacher this year is totally incompetent, and has us do work WITHOUT TELLING US HOW TO DO IT. So far this school year, I have had four emotional breakdowns in the class. The kind were I just wind up weeping at my desk because I just do. Not. Understand. Today I had one of those.

Now, weird as it is, my school has 'half day wednesdays'. Math was my last class, so I didn't have to come back after lunch (thank god).

There's a Quizno's and a Starbucks next to our school. I went to the Quizno's for lunch, because an over-priced sandwich sounded good after the water works. It was there that I realized that I am a dick. See, the place was pretty busy, and I ordered my sandwich to go. But as soon as I got it, I just went and sat down at a table by myself and read. The workers there gave me the dirtiest looks, and I just smiled inwardly.

After that, I went to visit X at his house. I was just walking along for about six blocks. The neighborhood around my school/his house is a really nice one where the newest houses are about fifty years old. The sidewalks are this nice red stone that has a relaxing sound when you walk on it. And it was really cold, so there was no one around. Every thing was quiet, and cold, and pretty. It was nice. I made me.... well, not really happy, but I was at peace. Which is something I really needed to feel today.

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Anyways, like I said, not art today. There will be plenty in the next post, though. In the meantime, here's a few books you should read;

Maus by Art Spiegelman. A rich graphic novel based on the author's father's holocaust story. Done with Mice as the Jews, Cats as the Nazis, and Pigs and the Polish. Now, I don't really like holocaust stories - they're good, but they really make me sad. (I couldn't read some parts of Elie Wiesel's Night because I was crying) However, this one is just so stunning, I couldn't put it down. Check it out.

And After Dark by Haruki Murakami. This novel is just... whoa. I'm about half way through it, and I LOVE IT. I'm not too sure what's going on, but the writing is simply amazing. I'd love to read it in the original Japanese, if I could understand the language.

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