Will Grayson, Will Grayson, Will Grayson, Will Grayson…

14 12 2011

Oh. my. goodness.

I picked this book up yesterday from the library, and I just finished it in the wee hours of this morning after an unfortunate woke-up-before-the-alarm-might-as-well-read type of incident.

Let me just say that the ending… wow, the ending makes up for any imperfections that the book might have. The ending was absolutely amazing.

I started out the book enjoying it– and then I got to the second Will Grayson’s part, and it was not what I was expecting. I both liked it and did not like it at the same time. It wasn’t that I did not like the writing — rather, I did not like the second Will Grayson as a character much. However, I feel as if maybe that was the point.

Before I read the end, I was going to say that maybe I wouldn’t recommend the book to everyone, just a few people who I knew would appreciate it. However, now that I’ve finished the book in its entirety, I would say that everyone should read this book. Everyone. No matter what the reading taste is.  Admittedly, if you’re like me, it might take a bit to get into. But it’s honestly something that should be appreciated greatly, and I think it’s a fantastic read.

I’m not going to go into more details and give anything away, but this is roughly how I feel after reading it. Seriously. You should read it if you haven’t already. Because, it’s quite amazing.

In other news – I think I might switch to tumblr. WordPress seems to be glitchy lately, and I think it’s because of the “upgrade to pro” button chilling in my upper bar. *sigh* Makes me sad because I loved using wordpress. However, we’ll see how it goes, and I’ll post the final decision within the next week or two, along with a link to follow my tumblr if I do choose to make one.

DFTBA 🙂

supersecretlyawesome xx

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Socks.

12 12 2011

Just so you all know, I got new socks today. They have robots on them, and they’re amazing.

Anyways, to elaborate a little bit on my last post, I am done with my finals, which means I am done with my first semester of college. Next semester starts up January 17th or so, which means, I have OVER A MONTH off. It’s a bit crazy.

I’ve been home for a day and a half now, and it’s still feeling weird, like I’m only home for a weekend instead of a whole month. Not to mention that the fact it is going to be Christmas soon hasn’t even sunk in yet.

Right now, it’s not terrible- I love being home, and I love having time to just relax and write or read or sleep or watch Doctor Who. But I know that by the end of this, I’m going to be itching to be back at college. It’s just strange not to have people right down the hall that you can just knock on the door to eat dinner with or study with, etc.

The good thing (for my parents, at least) is that I’ve also picked up the habit of cleaning up after myself. So I’ve been cleaning and unpacking and all that jazz today.

I wish I could update this blog more frequently, but being the lazy person that I am, I probably will not. However, I do plan to write letters this winter, so if you want to be pen pals, you should let me know!

This post had a purpose when I started, but I’m getting sleepier and sleepier, and you know what I’ll just continue this laterZzzzzzzzzzz…..

supersecretlyawesome xx





THINGS. ALL OF THE THINGS.

12 12 2011

I need to do the things. ALL OF THEM.

Ahem. Anyways. What I mean, is that I need to do things over the break so that I don’t go crazy from boredom. So, like always, I am making a list! 

1) Finish the 3rd A Song of Fire and Ice book, maybe even the 4th. 

2) Catch up in Doctor Who! 

3) Start watching either Firefly or Sherlock or BOTH. 

4) Work. 

5) Crafts for everyone! (once cut out and keep’s website starts running again, that is…) 

6) Hang out with people from college while not at college! Crazy, I know. 

7) Practice flute for a duet with Sara! 

8) Obtain more socks. 

9) Get rid of nail-biting habit! 

10) Haircut/trim. So. Needed. 

11) Peppermint hot chocolate/mocha at Starbucks! Take full advantage of this! 

12) Spend time with family, of course. 

I might add on to this– sorry it’s not terribly interesting for most of you, but I needed to just get it out of my mind and onto…the internet. 

Have to run! Farewell! 

supersecretlyawesome xx





Walking like a Whovian: College and Other Updates.

17 11 2011

I just looked back on my previous posts on this blog, and I’m realizing that the last time I wrote anything about my life, I was super scared to move to college. In fact, I’ll admit, I was freaking out. Completely. I’m sure that you all are curious to know what my verdict is of college now that my first semester is NEARLY OVER.

Well.

It’s pretty freakin’ awesome.

Let me start off with saying that no, I did not get into marching band. And let me follow that up with saying, no I am not upset. Admittedly, there was some disappointment at the beginning, but I’m pretty happy with not being in it — I’m in basketball band and Engineering Chamber Orchestra (YES THIS EXISTS AAAHH), which are two organizations that I love.

My classes are going perfectly well, but I am SO not looking forward to taking physics next semester. Ew.

I was worried about finding friends when I moved in, but let me tell you, after the first wing meeting of the year, before classes even started, I made a ton of new friends, all of whom lived merely doors away.  And now, we are proud to call our wing THE most social wing in our dorm.  Admittedly, it definitely helped that we are all primarily engineers living in the women in engineering community in our dorm. (There couldn’t be any better community.)

Now, we have a group that fluxuates in in number from probably 15 to 20 or so of people that we all hang out with and get together and do things with.  While it might not be all of us at the same time, it’s still awesome to see us take up an entire table at diner time.

One thing that I noticed today, actually, is that I honestly have not been bored once this semester. I cannot even think of any time that I haven’t had something to do, whether it be studying or homework or making dinner with friends or trekking around campus.  I find that I very rarely do things alone, unless it is studying or homework (but even then, we have a giant group that always gets together to do chemistry and various other things).

There is so much that I can talk about, but there is no way that I can cover it in one mere blog post. I’ll try to start blogging more regularly, though there are absolutely no guarantees (free time? what’s that?).

In the meantime, when I say my friends are awesome, if you aren’t believing me, you should check out the youtube video we all made (that Alexa put together) the other week… Even if you don’t get the reference… it’s AWESOME.

And I’ll leave you with that. Farewell! ;D





Leaving the nest.

15 08 2011

HOLY BAJEEZUS COLLEGE IS SCARY.

Ending senior year and graduating was a fabulous time, and by the time I got back to Texas, I was so excited to go to college, it was absolutely ridiculous.  I could not WAIT.  If you had offered to let me go early, I would have accepted in a heartbeat.

Then, around halfway through the summer, it began getting closer and closer. And things started to become reality what with dorm shopping and exam placement tests and the like. I was still excited though; I couldn’t wait to dorm shop and plan my perfect room.

Around two weeks ago, I was a little less excited.

Now it’s here. I leave for college tomorrow morning at 6am, and I am SCARED TO DEATH.

I’m living 3 hours away from my family, and I am so so so so scared of being away from them. I’ve only spent 2 weeks away from my family at a time (at camp), and honestly, not living in my own home is seriously quite frightening.  I have to fend for myself and buy my own meals and do my own chores and figure out how to manage my time without any parental nagging.

And I am terrified that I’m going to do it wrong.

Not to mention that I have band camp this week where I’ll be auditioning for the marching band, which is a bunch of added stress and tears and stress and tears…

When did I get this old?

I remember when I was 13 and marveling that I’d get my license in 3 whole years!  It seemed forever away, and it felt like it was never going to come.  Of course, I got my license approximately 2 years ago. I used to think of college as a far off thing that would never actually happen (well, I knew it would, but it didn’t feel like it was going to). And now it’s tomorrow.

And what’s scarier than that is that right now, I’m also thinking about how it’ll be forever and ever until I move out and buy my own apartment and get my own job and career and car and dog and everything…

Excuse me while I sniffle pathetically.

I’m not worried about missing my friends or making new friends or anything like that. What I’m really going to miss (and what most of the stress is over) is my family. I’ve moved several times before, and throughout that whirlwind of schools and friends and experiences, my family has been the only constant. I’ve always been able to fall back on them, depend on them, and everything.

And now I’m leaving and going off to college and I just want to die.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m so excited for the new experiences I’ll gain and the classes I’ll take and the friends I’ll meet. And I know it’s something that has to be done–I obviously can’t stay home and commute to college or anything.

I’m just not liking the meltdown that’s coming with it. 😥

I’m not ready, but I don’t think I’ll ever be ready. So… I guess that’s it then.

Wish me luck…

supersecretlyawesome xx





College is tomorrow.

15 08 2011

College is looming, and I suppose that it’s a sign of maturity that I’m meeting it with a stony stare rather than an outright tantrum along the lines of…

NO I’M NOT OLD ENOUGH AAAHHHHHH I DON’T WANT TO GOOOOO I’M NOT READYYYY GIVE ME MORE TIME AFJKADSLFJKADLSJFKASGHKASLDJFKADSFJSKAL.

Well, at least I’m not verbalizing it.





Ten Things I Would Tell My 8-Year Old Self.

14 08 2011

Before I go into my lovely list, let me explain sort of where this idea came from.  I have this thing where when I find something awesome on the internet (example, a webcomic, awesome people on youtube), I go and watch or read all the things that are on this awesome thing.  Because that made total sense (not), here are some instances.

Once I discovered Questionable Content (the webcomic, questionablecontent.net) I spent 3 weeks reading all of the comics in the strip, starting at the beginning.

Same with XKCD.

And finally, I’ve been watching people’s youtube channels lately, and I’ve already gotten through all of frezned’s videos and am currently watching through all of vlogbrother’s videos and littleradge’s videos. Littleradge, or Liam, is the inspiration for this post. He made a video around 2 years ago that talked to his 9-year old self and encouraged folks to do the same. And since I haven’t blogged in a little while, I thought it was a good idea, so HERE IT IS.

1. You’re about to move to Maryland, but seriously, you’re going to meet awesome people so stop moping around in your room and go outside!

2. You know how you think that boys are gross? They are. So don’t ever give up that thinking (especially when you’re 14 – it’s NOT WORTH IT).

3. Don’t pick on your little sister and her friends. Seriously, they’re younger than you, and you just get in trouble anyways.

4. Don’t forget that you are so awesome, and even though the bullies at school might pick on you, just ignore them because you’re cooler than they will ever be.

5. Crying isn’t a weakness, and don’t ever let other people tell you it is because they’re losers and trying to make you feel bad about yourself. (Although, crying in school is probably not a good idea at this age.)

6. I’m sorry to break this to you, but fairies aren’t real. (But keep on writing stories and making up things in your head because you’re actually quite good at it!)

7. I know life might seem like it sucks right now because you’re living in an apartment and your dad is living a few states away because of the whole moving process, but try and make the best of your last days in Tennessee because you have two awesome best friends who will miss you oodles when you leave (and you’ll miss them too).

8. Workbooks during the summer might seem like such a pain, but trust me, you will appreciate the exercise in work ethic and academics when you get to high school and find out that you’re actually 4th in your class.

9. In a year, you’ll lose your last tooth in a Milk Dud.

10. Don’t give up dance! Don’t do it! You will regret it! So much!