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Who has two thumbs and totally failed on #100happydays ?

Answer: this guy (imagine me pointing at myself with my thumbs. my camera is broken at the moment.)

Though I wish I were the person who took photos of every significant (and insignificant) thing, I am not that person.

So I don’t know if this (non)relationship with the camera will ever be revived (or just plain -vived), but I’m hoping it’ll get a little better.

happy days :)

SO. I just found out about this thing called #100HappyDays. It’s basically a challenge to take a picture of something that makes you happy for 100 days. Since I am new to this “actual blogging” thing, I thought I’d try it out.

You can read more about the challenge here, and join me! :)

an ode to the internet

Disclaimer: I don’t actually know what an ode is, nor how to write one.

Internet- dearest darling, Internet,
you are truly one of life’s delights,
a drop of honey in the midst of things that are not sweet like honey is (?)
I can only imagine what loss I would feel
if you were to leave me completely.

But
I would so love to discuss the way you’ve been acting of late
being ever so teasing
and not very pleasing (rhyming = I am a poet)
so I’d just like to know
why?

I’m not angry, or upset
just disappointed.
I thought I could trust you…
but now I know I can’t

I don’t know what I’m getting at
But, baby, please come back
I know it’s not easy being you
But you know what else isn’t easy?

Doing online homework when the internet isn’t working.

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So yeah. That was me trying to write. I’m not very creative, nor am I original in the slightest. But I am just getting little frustrated at the internet at the moment. Although it seems to be doing pretty well when I want to procrastinate. Such is life, I guess.

gonna make this blog real

I realize that my blog is really super unattractive. Alas, I have no design skills, so I will be asking my good friend (whose name is also) Eunice to teach me a little sumthin’ sumthin’ about designing websites. I may even dabble a little on my own.

Also, I want to get a good camera (or at least better than my phone), but I’m not sure if it’s worth investing in. Should I just use my phone until I can afford a really nice camera? Or should I worry about getting an actual camera in the first place? I don’t even know.

Yeah, so I just want to get into the process of making this blog thing real. You know? Maybe start off small and make actual posts about actual food or fashion or DIY or life or something.

Maybe my problem is that I want to do too many things. Too bad. It’s my blog and I’ll make it eclectic if I want to.

slutty brownie surprise and roommate probs

So today, I had dinner with my Bible study. We made chicken fajitas and it was delicious. Serious talent in this group of ladies. There were homemade tortillas and mango salsa and guacamole, and it was just really, really great. (also, there was actual chicken and onions and peppers, too). And for dessert, we had some slutty brownies.

Now, if you don’t know about slutty brownies, let me tell you a little about their composition: the base is a solid brick of chocolate chip cookie, on which lay a single layer of double stuf oreos, topped with brownie batter. This sugary monstrosity is delicious and rich, like… Tom Hiddleston’s voice. (I’m a teeny bit obsessed).

What made this slutty brownie a “slutty brownie surprise” is that there were sprinkles on it. That’s it. Nothing special. We (Kasey and I) just really liked that name, so we stuck to it.

Now, I wish there were pictures to show y’all how cute and chocolatey this dessert was. However, I am a blogging n00b and forgot to take pictures. Whoops. So just imagine a brownie with rainbow sprinkles and oreos and cookie lurking beneath the surface.

Anywho, we are going to get to the personal stuff, because that’s what I do.

I recently just blew up at my roommate for belittling my job (I’m a tutor at the writing center) and also just making some racist comments, and now things are just super awkward. I think she’s trying to ignore me, which is just really a big change from the chatterbox she usually is. So I don’t really know what to do about it. But the thing about roommates is we are going to be sharing the same space for another 4 months, so I want to cut the awkward out of this. So yeah. My life is not so fun right now.

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a good, fun first week of February. It’s gonna be a chill (pun intended) time.

I told you so

There is a reason why my past blogging experiences have pretty much been failures. I write of, of course, my tendency to totally abandon projects such as this one. A big reason that I am so inconsistent with this is that I don’t actually know what I want this blog to be about. Maybe it’ll be ramblings, but I want it to be more than just a personal journal. I’ve been thinking about maybe making it into a baking/cooking/DIY/life kind of thing, but that may just be too much structure for me. To be honest, I really like just writing about my day.

Something that I really want to get into is taking more pictures/videos of the things that I do. I find that I don’t really have any souvenirs of the cool things (if any) that I have done because I don’t really document things well. I guess pseudo-blogging will be my first step into documenting my life.

Anyway, I’ve driven for about 7 hours today, as well as read a bunch of syllabi, so I am dog tired. I just remembered that I have to move my car in the morning before the first day of spring semester starts. Because of such things, I will be calling it a night.

a new year

I’ve been on break for a week now, and I’ve been able to de-stress a bit. I went to retreat which was quite amazing (and I’ll maybe talk more about that later). But it’s the start of a new year in less than two hours, so I wanted to share some resolutions. Here they are in no particular order:

exercise
get all above b’s
update blog once a week ish.
go vegetarian one week/month
read one book for fun per semester
read entire bible
memorize romans 8. alternately, isaiah 55
learn more guitar chords

I’m hoping that by publicizing this, I’ll be more motivated to do these things. Also, I am going to spend the first week of the new year away from the computer as much as possible. Hopefully, it’ll work out. After that, I’m going to really try to make this a thing. Maybe even with pictures and video. Anyway, to whoever may be reading this, have a happy new year!

college and things

Alright, so here’s the deal - I am currently an industrial engineering student; however, this isn’t really rocking my boat. So I recently made the decision to change my major. Aaaand here is the other deal - I don’t actually know what I want to do with my life. There were two options that really appealed to me based on my two dream jobs: (1) to open some kind of food service place (like a bakery or a café or something like that!!) or (2) be some kind of science tour guide person at a science center (like the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago or the Exploratorium in San Fran). So basically, I wanted to see what my options were for those two career paths. I narrowed down the options to culinary science and elementary education.

In the end, I am choosing to major in culinary science. Not only does my passion for food trump most things in my life, but I can imagine a life in food service, even if it means that I get crappy hours or whatever. Maybe it’s just that I personally don’t have any motivation for things I’m not passionate about, but I truly believe that passion is legitimately the path you need to follow in life, because choosing something else just doesn’t work out in the end.

I just wrote up a 4 year plan to graduate college instead of studying for my math final for a class that won’t matter in the long run. I admit that I have some problems with my motivation, but I’m glad that it allowed me to see that I don’t have a future with engineering.

On that note, I’m going to try to motivate myself to study for my differential equations final. I am probably going to fail. And that is just too bad for me.

The Start of Something New

Did I reference High School Musical in the title? Totally. I feel like I am lost in life. I have no idea what I am doing, what I want to be doing, or what I should be doing. Finals week starts tomorrow, so this might just be me procrastinating, but I want this post to be a promise- a promise that I’ll try to figure things out and be honest with myself. It’s easier for me to be accountable for my actions if there is an audience. Granted, I have no idea if anyone will actually be reading this, so there’s that.

Something I’ve learned recently is that I’m an external processor. So maybe writing my thoughts out is going to be helpful for me. It’s funny though- the reason I don’t want to keep a journal is that I wouldn’t want people reading it, but I am posting this online where anyone could see if it they wanted to. I never said I was consistent.

Anyway, the idea is for me to process the thoughts I have about my life and whatnot. And it would be super cool to get other people’s opinions about it, too. I probably won’t be very consistent (especially this week), but I’m thinking about making it a New Year’s resolution type of thing. So yeah. I’ll  write something about myself as an introduction (but it’ll probably end up being a reflection of my “self”) sometime in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled, bros.