Hi, and welcome to my blog-turned-place where I post my writing. This is my outlet to put them up, which was radically different from the blog that this started out as. I hope you'll have a good time reading my blog/place where I post some poetry and some short stories. I try to cover a variety of topics in these works of mine, so I hope any readers will enjoy it. I'm not an English major by any stretch, but I enjoy writing. Critique would be nice for my writing, cause lord knows I could work on it. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

When overseas shipping really gets aggravating

So it's now been two weeks and a day, and the Team Germany jersey that I bought off their official website still hasn't come. Yeah, I know their work days/hours are a lot shorter than ours and the jersey would have to go through customs. Still, it should not take this long. Though I think it would have something to do with the French language that I had to interpret through the site that actually had me buy it (weird, no?). Oh well, I can wait a week longer...hopefully.

SAT part deux

Yeah so, the other day I got my SAT results. And it blew. Seriously, how the heck did I do worse the second time around? I mean, I only improved total by 20 points, and that was for the Writing portion, which doesn't really count at all for colleges! My English comprehension even went down, and it's a semi-strong point for me! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!!! This really is an FML moment, cause I'm now gonna be working on preparing for a third SAT come October.

But on a related note, congrats to Eve Chase for making it to TJ. She really deserves it.


Yeah, so I'm at home doing pretty much nothing. Please call me, anybody, and just chill with me. Really, there's only so much I can take of boredom.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Fourth Day of Reunion

So at this point, it was just me, my bro, and my cousins who coincidentally lived in the house that my bro and I were so graciously living in. And I know this is going to throw people off, but we actually didn't play Rock Band to start the day. I was on the internet doing my stuff while my bro was somewhere doing something and my cousin Richie was playing WoW. Then we got down to business- Rock Band. A new band was born, Ghettow (note the strategic placement of the 'w' at the end). After that, we went to lunch to one amazingly pathetic Chinese buffet place. I mean, the place obviously had spent tons of money on decor, the food, not so much. I mean, my Sprite tasted like freaking Club Soda. So yeah, definitely a waste of time and money. After this pathetic excuse for lunch, my mom, my dad, my bro, and I put in another two hours at my grandparents' house. I feel so relieved and happy that we did so much work. But now, I'm leaving tomorrow to drive all the way, in one sitting, back to the grand ol' commonwealth of Virginia.

Third Day of Family Reunion

So again, after waking up to a massive Rock Band hangover, surrounded by empty soda and beer cans, we woke up. This would be even more awesome than I just described it. Another day of just chilling with the awesome cousins from the epic states of Colorado and Illinois awaited. And really, that just meant that we played Rock Band, and for a change of pace, Super Smash Bros Brawl and Kirby Air Ride and some people soloed in Guitar Hero 3. But seriously folks, we had the family pictures taken, which were fun to do; or at least more fun and yelling and schemes than are normally associated with family reunion photos. Not long after this, my dad and I went to my grandparents' house to do yard work. We ended up doing three hours of work, which was back breaking in the heat and with those dang skeeters. However, I felt good that I got to help out my grandparents, whom I probably won't be seeing much of either; ditto, cause I don't know many people who do yard work on Summer trips, much less family reunions. And as the last few posts have went, we ended the night with Rock Band, albeit with some cousins gone.

Second Day of Family Reunion

So, after all the guys were up until the wee hours of the morning either watching/playing Rock Band, and consequently sleeping in for about 10 hours, we were headed for a busy day. After having a single doughnut and nothing else to drink (well, excluding the ton of soda I had the previous night) it was time for the "beach". And when I say beach in quotes, it's because a) this is mainland Illinois and b) it was an artificial beach, made out of an old quarry. Anyways, an interesting side note is how my aunts and uncles came here when they were kids...weird. Getting back on track, it was pretty packed parking wise, but honestly, that's irrelevant. So other than the fact that I just lied about getting on track, cause I'm a sneaky fiend at that, it was awesome. It was like a standard pool, just with sand, like a beach. With the cousins, we immediately went to the deep end to do some heavy duty jumping in for pictures. Yeah, we basically spent the time there just jumping in and out of the water; contrary to anything you'd imagine it was a productive waste of time. After deciding to not go in, we played frisbee, which was pretty fun too. In fact, I'm going out on a limb and say the day was fun. Then we got home and played Rock Band until we couldn't take it anymore. And by that, I mean we played again into the wee hours of the morning with many a Airhead eaten and plenty of soda and beer (Disclaimer: the legal cousins drank this, not me) were consumed. And thus ends the second day.

Family Reunion Day One thoughts

So my family and I have arrived in Illinois after splitting up the driving over the course of two days, so the day was Friday (first day was up in Ohio, second one was all the way from Ohio through Indiana, and a tornado warning, to Illinois). We arrived safely, for those that might be asking (not like any of you guys out there read this blog), around 3-ish local time. We then unpacked our stuff at my cousin's house, and then headed out to the Oakland A's single A baseball affiliate, the Kane County Cougars, game. Unfortunately, it started storming, so no game. We then headed home for a Rock band marathon. This thus started a spiral of late night Rock Band marathons at 12/11 central time until none of us could see straight. So it was pretty chill first night of everybody being there.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Detroit-Pittsburgh Game 5 thoughts

It's currently a minute and a half in the third period, and it's pretty one sided. Detroit scored four goals within 10 minutes, going three for four on the powerplay. And they looked mad as hell, they're coming out with a vengeance. Though to be fair, the Penguins are losing it; they've taken a ton of stupid retaliatory penalties. The way this game is going, it's looking bad for the Penguins, they're going to be hard pressed to win game 6 at Pittsburgh. And Fleury really needs to get back if they want to stand a chance, cause getting yanked after five goals can mess with your head. Anyways, I call for the Wings to win it next game, so in six total.