Friday, June 5, 2009

9. Psychoanalysis with Mother

Just in case you were curious as to why I turned out the way I have, this should provide some wonderful insight.

  • Apparently, I had this big blue basket of books that I would drag around at all times when I was 3-4, and I would dump it everywhere and pretend to read the books. This would explain the reason why my room looks like this:

  • If I didn't understand my math homework (absurd!) in my first few years of elementary school, I would literally destroy my bedroom out of frustration. I would violently throw everything off of my desk, knock it over, rip down posters, flip my bed, and stab the walls with assorted and pointed objects. My mom would threaten to videotape me and show my teachers. I don't know what this explains, but it's too interesting to leave out.

  • Once when I was little, I asked my mom to take me "on a field trip" to the Post Office so I could mail myself a letter. Once again, I have no idea what that means, but I'm sure Freud would have a few words.

Oh, Sigmund... Who doesn't respect a psychoanalyst with sex-crazed mothers drooling over him and his psychedelic fluffy couch? Most people.

There was more to the overall conversation, but I'm far too lazy to keep going. You get the idea.

Monday, June 1, 2009

8. I have absolutely NO motivation whatsoever.

In ten days, I will be here:
Dans dix jours, je serai ici :
En diez días, estaré aquí:

I don't even know what to do, I'm so excited. No puedo aguantar más de ese puto colegio, y solo quiero irme. Ya he salido mal en mis exámenes de esta semana, porque a mí no me importa un culo. Je veux seulement m'en aller en Colombie et ne pas être dans l'école ici.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

7. If you ain't got no money...

I didn't have school yesterday! So I didn't have an exam. It was fantastic. And I'm on Skype right now!

I've discovered the teenage trashy obsession that is picnik; basically a really easy photo editing website. Since I had nothing to do all day, I decided to take advantage of my finding the USB chord for my camera and edited pictures of my friends. I have friends, for real.


And that's all. Janelle, Nicole, Gabe, Matt, Donnie, and Blue.

Woo! It was fun. And for a very short post, this kinda took forever.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

6. Keyboard FAIL

I hate it when I forget to switch keyboards. I always get stuff like:


Doesn't even LOOK the same. Stupid stupid.

Why am I posting for the second day in a row?! I'm bored.

Watch this:
*R rated*

It's a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake. That rhyme isn't very good. Let's spice it up a bit:

"Rape me with a rake and I will bake a pretty cake."

Now that's catchy.

Want an idea as to how snowy it is outside?


Not even kidding. Now this is quite spiffy. I write all of these using the HTML, so I switched over to compose to see what this looks like. And I'm writing beside an avalanche. That's pretty cool. The thing is, I don't really know when I'm done writing next to it. Maybe I'll post another picture.

Wow, that looks cool. I love that album, and you should too. I'm actually listening to Sister Winter from Sufjan's 5th Christmas album since it's all snowy and whatnot.

KAP History exam tomorrow. Grrrrr. Hopefully this turns into a full out blizzard (knocking over houses, crippling the elderly, etc.) and school is canceled tomorrow. If that is the case, I won't have the exam until TUESDAY because we have Friday and Monday off. Yay Martin Luther King Jr.!

You see, I was about to post a picture of him, but I figured that having a Lil' Jon/Lazy Town video and MLK Jr. in the same post would be way too random.

Now I get to think of something to do until 7:35 tomorrow morning. Studying is clearly not an option. I suppose I'll watch another movie. WHICH REMINDS ME:

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly was such a great movie! It really shows you how much you take for granted in life. The main character is paralyzed and can only communicate by blinking his left eye. The film explores his imagination, his memory, and the results of his relationships up to, and during, that point. He writes a book during his paralysis. Unable to move the vast majority of his body, a transcriber recites the French alphabet by order of frequency (most frequent letter first and so on) and he would blink when the correct letter was stated. Those are individual letters...and he wrote a book. It's based on a true story and it's incredibly sad. The book would be a very interesting read.

I still have to see Y tu mamá también. I might watch that today. I was also recommended El bola and the trailer looked really good. The French film I wanna see the most at the moment is Entre les murs and I can't find it anywhere!

Okay, I need to stop posting. This post has taken me at least 45 minutes.

Is Twitter any good? I might have to check that out since everyone else is doing it. Peer pressure is fun.

Neil Patrick Harris on Saturday Night Live!

Okay, but seriously. I've embedded like 4 videos. I should go do something. I think I'll link this blog to UniLang. UniLang is full of bored people so I bet more than one person will read all of this.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

5. "Will you shut the door?"

Sure! You're standing right beside it, but I understand; extending your arms is simply out of the question. It's only been open for two hours. Luckily for me, it's right by the computer and the weather channel says that with the wind chill it feels around 9°F. It's all good. It's exam week... I've already taken English, Spanish, and Pre-Calculus. What is most shocking is that I already got my Pre-Calc score back: 34/40. Not too bad. Band and French tomorrow! Things that are great right now:

The most addicting thing since the yo-yo, Alphabeat is so wonderfully europop-tastic and SCANDINAVIAN! I don't know what it is. I don't normally like this kind of music, but they are just so cheesy that it's perfect. I discovered them very recently thanks to this video.

Stuck in my head, ALWAYS.

I'm actually gonna watch a movie right now. Either Y tu mamá también or Le scaphandre et le papillon. I'll talk about both of them at some point. Sooo, that's all for now. Sorry for the short post.

Við sjáumst.

/the new layout totally threw off the pictures in my older posts; we don't talk about that./

Monday, December 22, 2008

4. "I'll punch you back...

and watch your fat jiggle." Thanks Blue.

Yesterday was a great day because it was rave day.

Bonus points if you're a creeper, you don't know me, and you can find me in that picture.

Cool things:

Falling into the 'Coolest Movies Ever' category, El Orfanato, (The Orphanage), is my newly discovered all-time favorite horror film. I actually hate horror films, but this was fantastic. Made in 2007 and produced by Pan's Labyrinth's Guillermo del Toro, the story follows the life of Laura, a woman who returns to the orphanage in which she was raised and decides to turn it into a home for disabled children. An argument with her adopted son leads to his disappearance and the film follows her as she attempts to uncover the secrets of the orphanage as well as the kidnapping of her son. Let's embed some trailers up in herr.

The double possessive in Icelandic.


'His owner's voice' = 'Rödd eiganda hans' (voice of-owner his)
'His mom's name' = 'Nafn mömmu hans' (name of-mom his)

and so on. Exciting! Don't judge.

Today I discovered Þjóðlög, an album by Ragnheiður Gröndal, and I have to say that it's some pretty nice stuff. Ragnheiður has a very nice voice and, staying true to the albums title, sings "Folk Tunes" throughout the 13 track, 40 minute album. Fans of very subtle instrumental arrangements, strong female vocalists, folk songs and North Germanic languages (!!) would most definitely enjoy this.

To wrap up the list of cool things, I present this picture:

Why yes, that is Blue's head! Thanks for asking.

Not-so-cool things:

Obama has, from the start, been a "fierce advocate for the equality of gay and lesbian Americans," but having the most blatant anti-gay, Muslim, Jewish, [insert non-Christian or minority here] pastor, Rick Warren, give invocation is a big mistake. Obama's reasoning is that he is "reaching across the aisle" to include people of different political views. Could someone politely let him know that they're both against gay marriage? I don't see too much reaching, sorry. I'm mainly complaining because I'm tired, but it's still a bit odd to me. To remedy this, however, Obama has invited a gay marching band to perform. I don't see how that makes things any less controversial. To remedy the antisemitism, a rabbi is to provide closing statements. Gays and Jews everywhere should be thinking, "lolwut"...

United States? 15th Place.

Falling three spaces from 2007, the United Nations' annual Human Development Index reveals that the United States is the fifteenth most developed country in the world. So much for the best country in the world... Coming in 1st place for the second year in a row? My homeboy, Iceland. Full list can be found here.

That's all I can think of at the moment. If I don't see you before Christmas, Gleðileg jól og farsælt komandi ár!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

3. The Front Door is Open...?

I've said it once and I'll say it again: I cannot maintain a blog. To make up for this, I have decided to make this entry rather extensive, covering many different categories that are important in everyday life... I suppose. It will serve as one entry to last a week at the least. Let us embark.


This is going to be a condensed version of this week's best music, hopefully. It is very likely that I'll get carried away.

is a very difficult band to write about. Eh, that's not necessarily true, but it is very difficult to label genre-wise. has attempted to tackle this challenge by stating that, "the band is certainly hard to categorize with influences ranging from modern indie rock to 60’s pop music to classical music." Sufficient enough. They come from Iceland, but all of the songs with lyrics are in English. Very clear English, I might add. It's very peaceful to me and I suggest you listen to the full tracks that are streamed on to get a better feel for the band. Sleepdrunk Seasons is the only album that I have, and it may be their only one. No wiki article, so I'm as clueless as you are.

When I think of guilty pleasures, two musicians immediately come to mind: Basshunter and Yelle. French electro-pop taken to the extremes with subject matter ranging from boy problems to porn. If it's trashy, it's mentioned in one of the tracks on her latest, and only, album entitled POP-UP. Since I don't trust you enough to check out the catchy music that everyone should hate, but for some reason they just can't stop listening to... I will figure out how to embed videos.

If that works...then super. And that is very condensed! I'm impressed. Next topic!


Now this one is fun. I will try to stay consistent with my two of each and stick with two of the best movies I've seen recently.

I'm not a big fan of the Asian movies with the fighting and all that, but House of Flying Daggers was simply amazing. I mean that in the original sense of the word, not the watered-down high schooler way. It follows a younger Chinese dancer who's a member of a radical group against the new government. If you're a fan of action, you won't be disappointed. If you're a fan of semi-romantic plot lines with breathtaking cinematography, you'll be blown away. Zhang ZiYi is quickly becoming one of my favorite actresses.

And keeping with the foreign theme of this week's favorites:

I should thank Blue every day for forcing me to watch this movie. Jeux d'enfants is a story of a quirky childhood game turned obsession in a complex and beautiful love story. I laughed, I cried, I stared at Blue for a minimum of 5 minutes at the end, jaw to the floor. It's full of twists, turns, and the best of French humor and production that exhibits how ahead of their time the French filmmakers continue to be. One of my top 10 favorite movies of all time without a doubt. Trailers will be embedded...

And the opposite of kudos to whoever chose the English title...


I've been reading quite a lot lately. I think I should limit myself to one this week since I'm getting really tired and I have many more categories to cover. This one is great though and it is another one of my instant favorites.

I think that everyone in the entire world should read this book. It's about everything that everyone goes through during their lives. It's incredibly real. The book follows a written letter format to an anonymous character and it details the life of Charlie, a freshman near-genius with such a diverse group of acquaintances; punk rockers, homosexuals, jocks, cheerleaders...everyone. It's easy to identify with someone in the book. It's also not all that happy all the time and it conveys all sort of messages. It's full of usable advice, tattered friendships, confused relationships, awkward encounters, and even the obligatory belligerent, racist grandfather. Buy it or borrow it from someone.

TO BE CONTINUED! I can't keep my eyes open.

If you've read all of this so far, I'm so proud of your attention span.