Monday, December 31, 2012

Last Post of 2012

Happy New Year's Eve, everybody!  Although, it's actually New Year's Day already in some places, so I hope you guys are enjoying 2013 so far.

I'm going over to my grandma's tonight to celebrate with her and my cousins.  It's kind of a tradition we have, and I'm really looking forward to it.  I don't see my family much while at college, so I'm probably even more excited about it than I have been in past years.

2012 was a big year for me since I graduated high school and started college.  I'm excited for 2013 though.  2013 is the year I finally get to go to a One Direction concert!  You have no idea how excited I am for that!  I'm also doing something new on my Youtube channel that may occasionally affect this blog too, but I'll talk about that if it ever does warrant a blog post.  (I filmed the first video for Youtube yesterday, but it'll be up tomorrow.)

It's hard to believe that this will be my last blog post for 2012.  I actually have a Youtube video from the 29th that I still have to edit and upload today.  I definitely want to get it up before it's 2013, but I don't know what time I'm going to my grandma's and who knows if I'd get it edited there.  We'll see what happens.

I hope you all enjoy your New Year's Eve, and that you all have had an awesome 2012!  I'm sure 2013 will be great!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Sleep Problems

It doesn't feel like a Saturday.  I've settled into that point during school breaks where you have absolutely no idea what day of the week it is.  I keep getting confused.  Plus, I woke up fairly late today, and it feels like it should still be the morning, not the afternoon.

I watched How I Met Your Mother relatively soon after waking up.  I haven't really done anything else notable today other than write.  I'm pretty sure that it's going to be a really boring day.  I'll probably write some more, watch some Youtube videos, and read fanfiction.  I think that basically sums up how my day will go.

I've just felt really tired since coming home from school.  I have no idea what's going on.  I sleep way more than I do at school, but I feel tired all day.  I hate it, but I don't know what the problem is.  I set an alarm to get up in the morning, and I even had to set it on the other side of the room because otherwise I'd just turn it off in my sleep.  Still, I get up, turn it off, take it back to my bed, and I don't even remember laying back down and falling asleep.  It's crazy...

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Dogs, Sisters, and Books

This feels like the first day since Christmas Eve that everything is calm and not busy.  I guess yesterday was technically like that, but since I got a haircut, went shopping with my mom, and went out to eat with my family it felt really busy, and I didn't really have any free time.

Today I woke up to find one of our dogs in bed with me.  It was the first time he'd come to sleep with me since I'd been home (although I'd woken up to our other dog in bed with me a week or so ago).  That may seem like a really random and insignificant thing to point out, but our dogs tend to stay with my mom at night and only go to anyone else's beds when she's gone (which she was this morning for work), but I'm usually one of the last people they choose, so I appreciate when they deem me worthy, especially since I've missed them while at school.

My sister is currently fixing her hair in the bathroom attached to my room and singing very loudly.  She's been in there for about an hour taking a shower and everything.

I've pretty much done nothing all day except read.  I only need to read one more book this year in order to meet my reading goal on Goodreads, so I'm trying to get a lot of this book read today before I do anything else today.  In fact, I'm going to get back to readying it right now.  I'm almost to the halfway point!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Gifts vs. Family

This year was the first year that I didn't give my mom a Christmas list.  Usually I ask for books and movies and basically nothing else.  This year I figured that I had quite enough books that I have yet to read, so I refrained from asking for any.  (And I was definitely not surprised to get Amazon gift cards in place of books this year.)  I knew I was getting the Little Mix CD and the Take Me Home Target edition CD and a One Direction sweatshirt, but other than that I didn't have a clue what I was getting, and that was the first time that's ever happened.  Sure, I never got everything on my list, and my mom always got a few things that I hadn't asked for, but this was the first time that the majority of my presents were actually complete surprises. (Although after I opened up the Kindle case I remembered her mentioning that I might be getting one for Christmas.)

Lo and behold the majority of my gifts were clothes, which are nice, but not incredibly exciting as far as I'm concerned.  I got all of the Little House DVDs that I didn't own, so I now have the complete series, which I'm absolutely thrilled about (even though one case was torn up so my mom's going to see about returning it).

But the thing is:  this was the first year where I wasn't too incredibly concerned about presents.  This is going to sound cheesy, but this is the first year I can remember being far more excited about seeing family than getting gifts.  That's the main reason that I didn't bother giving my mom a list.  I know it's being away at college and the fact that I get homesick fairly often that caused it.  I guess homesickness is good for something.  I had a wonderful holiday seeing most of my family though.  I saw so many people that I hadn't seen since I went away to school in August (since my mom's family did Thanksgiving while I was gone because they love me so much).  It was a great Christmas, and now I have New Year's with my grandma and cousins to look forward to!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Book Review: The Order of Harry Potter by Colin Manlove

ISBN: 1936294052
ASIN:  B008MZR684
Published: November 2nd, 2010
Publisher: Winged Lion Press
Read from December 19th to 20th, 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads:
What makes the Harry Potter books so readable? Are they as Christian as is often said? Is Hogwarts real, or did Harry Potter dream his whole story? These are some of the questions explored by Colin Manlove in this dazzling new study, which looks at the Hogwarts books in terms of their readability, their literary value and their many meanings. Here you will find chapters on how much they owe to Christian fantasy and to alchemy; on what, compared to Enid Blyton's 'Fives' books, makes them page-turners; on the consequences of their interest in magic and imagination; on their love of change; and on the ordering of each book and the whole series through recurrent motifs and ideas. With these approaches, rather than simply selecting those few parts of the texts that support a theory, Colin Manlove is able to talk about everything in the Harry Potter books, from the smallest common room conversation in Gryffindor to the greatest struggles with Voldemort.

I feel kind of bad about posting a somewhat negative review on Christmas, but I honestly skimmed the last part of this book because I just didn't really like it.  It wasn't bad per se, but I just didn't have any interest in it.  The author spent a lot of time just comparing Harry Potter to other books, and this would have been fine to a certain extent of course, but it seemed to be all he did.  He spent a lot of time describing the other books and then just going through and pointing out similarities between Harry Potter and those books.  It was usually to point out something about the Harry Potter books, but it usually seemed to just become a comparison, and I honestly had no interest in reading those.

The parts of the book that I actually read in detail had a few interesting points, but like I said, most of it was just comparisons it seemed.  I feel as if most of it was spent describing the books he was comparing to Harry Potter to reader in case they hadn't read them.  Maybe that would have changed if I'd stuck with the book, but I just got so bored with it that I couldn't.

I don't really think this is a bad book.  It just isn't really a book I find enjoyable to read.  I'm sure it's a book that many others would find enjoyable though.  It just depends on what you enjoy reading.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Tired of Internet Drama

Today has seemed to drag on forever.  I spent a large part of the day reading as I'm determined to meet my reading goal for 2012.  (I have two more books to read.  I think I'll make it.)

Other than that I really didn't do all that much.  I wrote some and hope to get some more writing done in a bit.  I'm listening to HG Fireside Chat right now.  That's basically the extent of my day.

I don't know if I can blame PMSing or not, but the Internet just has really been getting on my nerves lately.  I'm used to dealing with drama in the One Direction, but it's been getting to me the past couple of days.  In addition, I seem to be dealing with a lot of crap online that has nothing to do with One Direction the past couple of days.  It's not as if stuff like this is new, but it's been coming quite a bit recently and I'm just not in the mood to deal with it.  It's probably a very good thing that I've been off Tumblr the past week or so (although Tumblr's one of the most drama free places), and I came incredibly close to getting off of Twitter for a long break earlier.  In the end, I just stepped away for a little bit and unfollowed some people who were creating drama.

I seem to have escaped drama for the last several hours though.  Now I'm just sitting here listening to HG Fireside Chat and scrolling through Twitter occasionally.

Two days until Christmas Eve!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

The World Didn't End

So today was the day that the world was supposed to end.  It was also the first day of winter, which I completely forgot until a couple of hours ago because of the whole apocalypse thing.

I didn't really do much today.  In fact, I've felt pretty horrible today.  I have allergies, so my head's been congested for months.  Today was the day that my allergies decided to really act up.  I've been sneezing all day long, and I have a horrible headache that medicine has only somewhat helped.  I just hope that I wake up feeling better tomorrow.

I managed to post another chapter of Life Lessons today.  Two updates in two days!  I also filmed a video today, but it probably won't be edited and uploaded for a day or two.  (I still have a video from yesterday to edit actually.)

I watched Naruto earlier, and I actually paused an episode of How I Met Your Mother in order to write this.  That's basically the only note-worthy things I've done today.  Although, I haven't been on Tumblr in two days, and before that I hadn't been on in three or four days.  I feel so disconnected from it, but I think the break's doing me good.  I'm getting other things done at least.

My mom just yelled to tell me that supper was ready, so I guess that's a sign to wrap up this post.  I'm going to go eat and finish this How I Met Your Mother episode.

Only three days until Christmas Eve!  At least I know I'll have something to do then.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Lazy Christmas Break

I always feel so lazy when I go home, especially since everyone else in the house has school or work.  My mom went to the store and tried to get me to go with her, but it was so early in the morning that I just didn't want to go.  Now I'm home alone with not much to do.

I'm listening to a Hunger Games podcast at the moment, and I spent the entire morning reading.  (I'm behind on my 2012 reading challenge on Goodreads, and I need to get caught up.)  That's probably what the rest of my day will be like.  I'll probably watch Little House after this podcast is over, and I plan on posting the next chapter of my Hunger Games fanfic later today.  That's basically it.

Only five days until Christmas!!!  Four until Christmas Eve!!!  At least that's something exciting to look forward to.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

First Impressions When You Have Social Anxiety

First impressions.  I'm horrible at them.  I've never really been secretive of the fact that I'm incredibly shy. (How can I be when I can't talk to people?)  But I don't think people who only know me over the Internet really understand what I'm like when I meet people face to face.  It's easier to be confident over the Internet.  I have the ability to edit this post as much as I want before I post it.  You don't have that ability in real life.  And it terrifies me.

I'm not even sure what it is.  In theory I could care less about what people think about me.  I don't hide the fact that I'm into nerdy things or worry about being judged for what I like.  But whenever I'm stuck in a social situation I suddenly fumble over my words, drop things, basically do anything possible to make the situation awkward.  I don't need to be officially diagnosed to tell you that I have social anxiety, so I guess I could excuse the whole thing because of that.  After all, disorders aren't necessarily rational.  My phobia of blood most certainly isn't.

Still, it tends to make life difficult, and I can't help but wish it would just go away.  I tend to adapt to social situations, and I'm able to get used to things after a while.  That leads to me feeling comfortable, and for a while I won't have many problems.  Then just out of the blue something happens that forces me out of my comfort zone socially, and it can screw with my anxiety for weeks.  And it's not rational at all, which means no one around me really understands, and that just leads to more problems.

When I did Hoosier Girl's State a year and a half ago, my roommate told me at the end that she'd thought I hated her when we first met.  She said that she eventually realized it was just shyness, and we became friends.  Still, the fact that she'd actually thought that bothered me a lot.  I don't like thinking that I make people think that.  I don't mean to come across as rude or mean or anything like that.  It's just that when I meet new people my body and brain tend to enter panic mood.  I have no idea how to handle it, which doesn't make sense considering I've probably met new people just as much as the last person.  My brain doesn't seem to realize that.  It basically shuts down, and I'm forced to try and operate without it.  This tends to lead to me doing things that seem awkward, weird, or outright rude to other people.  Often times I can't even force words out of my mouth.

Since most people can't possibly see what's going on in my head, they can't possibly understand that I'm basically unable to function because of the situation I've been thrust into.  Then, my brain realizes that it's not doing it's job, and that's when I tend to really start to panic.  No one ever realizes though because this is all happening in my head.  The only outward signs are my complete lack of social skills.  People don't know how much I'm panicking inside.

There's really no point to this post.  I don't have a solution to my problem.  Maybe I should go to a psychologist (believe me, I've thought about it).  Maybe I should just live with it like I have been.  The main reason I wrote this though wasn't because I'm trying to figure out how to solve this.  Honestly, what I wish most is that people would just understand.  I'm tired of people thinking I'm rude or that I just don't want to talk to them.  That's not true.  Almost every single time I do want to talk to the person.  I just can't.  My brain's not forming words, and I usually have trouble forcing anything out of my mouth.  I just wish people could understand that because no one ever seems to...

And there's my somewhat disjointed and depressing thoughts of the day that probably make no sense.  I don't even know what else to say.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Finally Home!

It's great being home finally!  I can't believe I get a month off of school!  I got home Thursday, and was exhausted.  I spent Friday doing nothing most of the day (and everyone else was at school or work), but I went out to eat at Red Lobster with my mom, grandma, and two of my aunts that night.  For some reason I was absolutely exhausted yesterday too, and right now it's two in the afternoon and I'm tired.  I think it's because I had to switch time zones when I came home.  It's only an hour difference, but I think it's affecting me.

I haven't really done much today other than watch Naruto and How I Met Your Mother.  Right now I've just been reading fanfiction.  Oh, and I managed to edit and upload a video that I filmed almost a week ago (finals kept me from editing).  I'm not really planning to do much today other than read and write.  I'm just so exciting when I'm home.  (Although I want to go see The Hobbit and see friends, but none of those plans are definite yet...)

Book Review: The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis

ISBN:  0064471098
Published: 1994 (first published 1953)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Read from December 2nd to 7th, 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads:

King Caspian has grown old and sad in the ten years since the disappearance of his only son. With time running out, Jill and Eustace embark on a perilous quest to find the Prince and bring back tranquility to the magical land of Narnia.

I really enjoyed this one.  It wasn't my favorite of the series, but it wasn't my least favorite either.  It seemed to go by really fast, but that definitely could have been because I've been reading longer books lately.  I like Jill, and it was interesting to see Eustace again and how much he's changed since the beginning of Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  I also liked Puddleglum.  It was interesting to see the giants and the whole world that was underground.

I don't really know what else to say about this one.  I liked it, but it was one of the least remarkable of the series for me.  I'm really looking forward to being done with the series though.  Only one more book to go!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

So Close to the End of Finals

My precalculus final was due today.  I'd been working on it for days (as it was a take home test), but I don't feel all that confident about it.  Some of the problems I just could not figure out.  It's turned in now though, so there's nothing I can do and stressing won't help.

Now I just have to get through my theology final tomorrow.  I'm not all that confident about it either, but I don't think it'll be as bad as the precalculus final.  I'd probably be more stressed out about if it weren't for the fact that I get to go home afterwards.  My roommate left today (lucky), so I have our room to myself now.  It's kind of weird because her side is much more emptier than normal.

I have the job of defrosting the fridge before I leave.  I should probably start that now since I have nothing in it, but I'm kind of scared I'll screw something up since I've never done that before.  I know what I'm supposed to do in theory, but I don't want to screw up and there be water everywhere.

I also have to turn in my rented textbooks and sell back one of the ones I bought tomorrow before I leave.  I'm not looking forward to that.  I've never done that before.  Does it take a long time?  I don't know if I should be expecting to be there for a while or if it will be quick.  Hopefully the later.

After all of that I'll get to go home though, and I'm incredibly excited!  I can't wait to be away from school for a month.  I haven't eaten decent food since Thanksgiving (except for a few trips to Subway).

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Book Review: Repotting Harry Potter by James W. Thomas

ISBN: 0982238525
Published: January 8th, 2009
Publisher: Winged Lion Press
Read from November 12th to December 1st, 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads:
A professor of literature for over thirty years, Dr. James W. Thomas takes us on a tour through the Potter books in order to enjoy them in different ways upon subsequent readings. Re-readers will be pleasantly surprised at what they may have missed in the books and at what secrets Rowling has hidden for us to uncover as we revisit these stories. The professor's informal and often lighthearted discussions focus on puns, humor, foreshadowing, literary allusions, narrative techniques, and other aspects of the Potter books that are hard-to-see on the hurried first or fifth reading. Dr. Thomas's brilliant but light touch proves that a "serious" reading of literature can be fun.

This is one of several book I got about Harry Potter when The Casual Vacancy came out because Amazon was offering them for free on the Kindle.  I downloaded all of the ones offered, and this was the first one I read.  (There was another one by the same author that I'm reading right now.)

I really enjoyed this book.  It's meant to be read and you're re-reading the Harry Potter books, but I started reading it at school and only had Deathly Hallows with me.  I figured that I'd read the books enough times that I basically have them memorized anyway, and I'd be fine reading this without them on hand.  I was pretty much right.  There were a few parts where I wished that I had the Harry Potter book with me, but overall I was fine without them.  If you're not as obsessed as me though, you'd probably prefer having the Potter books with you while reading this.

The book points out a lot of very neat things in the books, and a lot of them were things I'd never even thought about (which is crazy considering how much I think about Harry Potter).  It is a kind of book that will definitely appeal to some people more than others.  I'm an English major and writer, so of course talking about different literary elements is going to be interesting for me.  I love Harry Potter, and I love Jo's writing. Reading books like these help me with my own writing I think by pointing out how certain literary techniques are used in Harry Potter.

This is a great book for Harry Potter fans, but only if you enjoy going through and exploring all the different details of the book.  It's not the kind of thing everyone would enjoy.  I should say, that while it's focused around exploring Harry Potter kind of how you would if you were reading the books in an English class, the book never has a textbook feel to it.  It's a very informal and fun writing style.  I highly recommend the book if you're interested in that sort of thing.

Monday, December 10, 2012

First Day of Finals

Today's the first day of finals week, and it's amazingly gone by rather quickly.  This morning I had to go drop off my final portfolio for English.  It took less than five minutes, and then my entire morning was free.  I spent it studying for my history final that was later, working on my precalculus final, and reading fanfiction.

My history final was this afternoon, and I was surprised at how confident I felt about it.  There are a couple of questions that I wasn't entirely sure on, but as a whole there was nothing that really freaked me out.

I also posted a new chapter of Life Lessons.  Life Lessons is my Hunger Games fanfiction that's basically a collection of one-shots that take place about 25 years after Mockingjay.  There's a new character in the one I posted today, and he's the child of two characters from the book that haven't been in the fanfiction yet.  If you want to check it out, it would be really appreciated.

For the rest of the day I just plan to study for my theology final and read some Harry Potter fanfiction.  There's this Harry Potter fanfic that I've been reading for months, and I'm finally close to the end.  I hope to finish it soon (although probably not tonight).

Friday, December 7, 2012

Finals Stress

Today has been a long day.  I almost didn't write this post because I just don't really want to think about things.  It probably won't sound like much is going on, but the stress of finals has made every other little thing that happens seem a million times worse.  I'm just so stressed that I think I'm making myself feel sick.

Last night I dropped my phone in a bowl of ramen while eating dinner.  After a couple of really stressful hours I found out that it was in fact working for the most part, but certain things aren't working that make the phone really difficult to use.  For a while I was in a complete panic because I couldn't get a hold of people to tell them that my phone was broken even, but luckily it's working well enough that I can use it.  Now my only partly working phone is more of an annoyance than an actual full blown problem.

My precalculus teacher emailed us yesterday about making our final a take home test.  This sounds great because take home tests are always better, right?  Well, he uploaded the file and it's on a program I don't have on my laptop.  That's also more of an annoyance than an actual problem because I can go to the library and use the school computers.  What makes it a problem is that I have no idea how to use that program.  I'm going to have to learn how to use a completely new program, and that worries me since it's the final.  I'm worried the program will make me do worse since I don't really know how to use it.  There are all these different ways to enter formulas and stuff, and I have no idea how.

Other than that there have just been a bunch of small, really inconvenient things happening all day.  And the entire One Direction fandom still freaking out over Haylor is driving me insane with everything else.  I just want people to stop talking about it

Today was a "reading day," so we could study for finals.  I got very little studying done though.  Next week isn't completely packed with finals for me though, and I'm not really that worried about not studying today.  As long as I study tomorrow and Sunday I should be fine.  I'm sure this stress won't disappear until after my theology final on Thursday though.  However, then I have a month off of school, and I will be so unbelievably happy.

How I Met Your Mother First Half of Season 5 Review

As I've said before in countless places, the past two months or so I've been really behind on reviews.  I was (and still am) going to review one half of the season at a time, but I've watched past this point.  As always it's really hard for me to review TV shows because of the multiple episodes and it having been longer since I've watched the first episodes of the season and stuff.  It would be easier if I reviewed episode by episode I supposed, but that would be a ton of reviews and I'd get even further behind.  Instead, I'm just going to try and mention some things from the first twelve episodes of season five.

I loved Robin and Barney together.  They make an awesome couple, so I kind of hated when they broke up.    They story-line about them letting themselves go was funny I guess, but I also kind of thought it was overdone or something.  Maybe that was just me being bitter about it.

Another thing I noticed about Robin and Barney's relationship:  At first they say they're just going to pretend to be together in front of everyone, but by the next episode they both seem to have just accepted the fact that they're dating.  I don't know if I missed something or what.  Maybe other people didn't think it was a big deal.  I didn't care really, but I noticed it.

I really liked the whole Star Wars exhibit thing in the second episode since I'm a huge nerd, and then there were also the storm troopers in episode seven.  And I really appreciated the English degree joke in episode three as I'm an English major...  Another joke I loved was Lily's constant need to pee in episode five.  You have no idea how accurate that is to me.  I'm constantly getting teased about how often I pee.

This really has no point, but I just want to point it out considering I absolutely love the show Friends.  Monica and Ross' mom from Friends is the same actress who plays Lily's grandmother in the Thanksgiving episode.  Also, my sister used to watch Reba all the time and the older daughter from there (I don't remember her name) played Maggie in the tenth episode.

Another pretty random thought, Robin's laptop in the eleventh episode is so cool.  I want a laptop that looks like that.

And then in the twelfth episode (and the last one I'm reviewing) you have Rachel Bilson's character.  My friend Summer is a huge O.C. fan and made me watch some of it.  I don't know if she still does, but she used to love Rachel Bilson.  I think she's pretty cool too, I guess.  I'm not a huge fan of her character though, even though I know she's kind of important to the story.  The yellow umbrella is also in that episode.  Did I ever mention that my sister got a yellow umbrella for Christmas last year because of How I Met Your Mother?
I know that's really a bunch of completely random and disjointed thoughts, but I don't know what else to say.  I could point out more random things, but what's the point in that?  I enjoyed the episodes just like always.  I'm excited to watch the rest of season five.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My Thoughts on Haylor

Today was just a normal day until after classes when I discovered the amount of drama currently happening in the One Direction fandom.  Sorry to everyone who's not a One Direction fandom, but I just have to mention it because it's basically ruined my day.

There are pictures of Harry leaving Taylor Swift's hotel this morning, and everyone's basically freaking out.  Now, to me it's so incredibly obvious that these pictures are staged for publicity.  Every single thing we've gotten about Haylor has been.  A huge amount of fans (and in a weird turn of fate both Larry and Elounor shippers) can see that.  But for some reason tons of people are freaking out over these pictures even though just yesterday they thought it was just publicity.  This is just like yesterday.  Why do they suddenly think it's different.  Even though I know it's all fake I'm just getting really upset because of all this fake crap happening.  I'm just really mad that they're doing this at all, and I hate watching people freak out about it online and worry about whether or not it's real.  I just want this to be over.  I'm praying that once they leave New York, Harry and Taylor won't come in contact with each other for a very long time.

Anyway...  Other than that nothing note-worthy has happened so far today.  I hate speech and theology earlier (my last theology class!), but nothing out of the ordinary happened in either class.  I've worked on some precalculus, and I'm getting ready to work on my English paper.  Other than that I suspect today will be pretty boring.  Unless I choose to get caught up in the Haylor drama going on right now...

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Book Review: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

ISBN:  0316228532
Published: September 27th, 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Read from October 17th to November 12th, 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads:

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.
Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty fa├žade is a town at war.
Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils ... Pagford is not what it first seems.
And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?


Saturday, December 1, 2012

It's December!

It's the first day of December!  I can't believe there's only a month of 2012 left!  Only 25 days until Christmas (and possibly only 21 days left until the end of the world)!  Exciting!

One Direction had their first concert in a while last night, so of course there's tons of stuff going around Twitter and Tumblr about that.  I've spent a good part of my morning looking at that stuff.  In fact, all I've done so far today is sit on the computer and go to Subway for lunch.  It's still early though, and I have lots of homework to get done later today.  I'm not in the mood to write English papers, but I really have no choice...  Warning for any potential English majors: your finals don't just consist of tests like others.  I don't even want to imagine what finals will be like when I'm taking multiple English classes at once.

I'm going to go scroll through Tumblr and various other sites for a little while, although I really need to get to working on one of those papers soon...