Archive for March 2009

Spring Break

Thursday, March 26, 2009 § 0

Spring break starts tomorrow, and I’m super excited.

I’m not even going anywhere. I’m really looking forward to sitting on my couch, catching up on all the tv I’ve been missing due to school, and spending sometime with my friends.

Unfortunately, I still have one more day of school tomorrow, and I’ve transitioned into “break mode” one day too early. Jane Eyre will have to wait.

On the note of tv, here’s another show I recommend you watch, it’s called, “Kings” and it’s on nbc. There’s a new episode every Sunday, but if you want to start from the beginning you can stream the shows online at hulu.com (which is what I did earlier today).

Its about a modern day “kingdom” (duh) set in a new york like setting. It sounds slightly cheesy, but its interesting, and raises some interesting issues while being entertaining. It also draws loads of allusions to the bible (specifically King David) which is interesting even if you’re not religious (like me).

I probably butchered that explanation so please check out the plot summary on nbc.com.

On another note, if you haven’t heard of hulu.com, you really need to check it out. It streams tons of shows (the office, 30 rock, heroes, bones) for free, with only a couple minor commercials.

I've got to go finish my homework now, to everyone in my school, have a fantastic break!

Busy Week

Sunday, March 22, 2009 § 0

Right now, its 11:38 on a Sunday night. I should be sleeping right now, but I’m not.

This week is going to be super busy for me. Its the week before spring break so a lot of teachers are cramming in tests and projects.

I’ve also got play practice (cinderella, I’ll talk more about it later) every night and gso (glenbrook symphony orchestra) rehearsal on monday night and our concert is on wednesday.

So right now, I’m just trying to relax while I can, because once I wake up tomorrow morning I’m in for a hectic week.

Womyn

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 § 1

Today, during my English class, we were having a discussion about gender roles in Jane Eyre (which I should be reading right now)

On the board, my teacher made a ven diagram with a woman side, man side, and the place in the middle. (We all thought this was funny) One of the kid’s in my class, changed the “a” in Woman to a “y”. This is because the standard “woman” has man in it, and that shows that woman is dependent on man to define it. (at least that’s what I got from it). This is according to some feminist philosopher who’s name I can’t remember. But, moving on, our English teacher challenged us to create a “meme” out of this. A meme is a “a cultural item that is transmitted by repetition in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes.” According to dictionary.com. I thought this was interesting, feel free to do with it whatever you want.

Online Shopping

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 § 0

Online shopping is something I do when I’m bored and or procrastinating doing homework. I do this along with facebook stalking, blog reading, blog writing in my free time.

One of the blogs I read posts a “Good Deals” section every day. One of them was about a sale going on at a t-shirt site, threadless.com*. It’s a really cool site, people submit designs, more people (you and me) vote on them, and every week the site founders pick some to print, paying the designer in the process.

There are some really cool designs. So when I got home from play practice today (I’ll talk about that later) I saw the “deal” and it was for a spring cleaning going on at threadless.com* with t-shirts going for 5$ (and 10$ and 15$ but it’s the 5$ that caught my eye). So I head over to the site, and twenty minutes later, I’m out about 22$ (3 t-shirts plus shipping and tax).

Here they are:

http://www.threadless.com/product/452/Fish_Tank

http://www.threadless.com/product/422/Get_Some_Fresh_Air

http://www.threadless.com/product/780/My_Playtree

*These are my “specific” links, where if you buy something I get a three dollar credit for my next purchase. If that skeeves you out here’s a normal link.

More Disney

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 § 0

So, I’m a little bored right now (actually, procrastinating) so I’m gonna post some more disney pics.

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I got this pin for donating 47 cents to the Wild life conservation fund. Some would call me a saint.

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Me in our hotel room. I’m not entirely sure what was going on.

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I just think that this photo’s really pretty.

Kittens Inspired By Kittens

Sunday, March 8, 2009 § 1

So normally I’m not a big youtube watcher, but someone gave me a link to this and it’s hilarious.

Disney World

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So like I said in my previous post, I went to Disney World with my orchestra and had a blast. I also said I’d post some pictures, so here goes.

(I’m not sure how my friends would feel about me posting pictures of them on the internet, so these are gonna be just of me or just the park)

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These are all I’m gonna post for now, If I’m bored I’ll post some more later.

Have a good rest of your weekend everybody!

Cooking

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In the past month, I’ve been a lot more interested in cooking and baking then I have before. I’ve made a couple pasta recipes before, so for lunch today I tried making one free hand.

Basically I cooked 1/3 pound of pasta (linguine), then in a pan cooked two tablespoons olive oil, one clove chopped garlic, a small tomato, some red pepper flakes, a chunk of chopped onion and some salt.

I mixed in the cooked pasta, grated some parmesan  cheese on top and got this:

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Right after I took this and showed it to my dad he said I should have used a different colored plate to make the colors pop, but I think you get the idea.

It was fun to make, and it was ok, but it definitely wasn’t the best pasta I’ve ever had. It was fun to make, but I think I’ll stick to recipes for at least a couple more times.

Disney World!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 § 0

Last thursday, at five in the morning I went with orchestra (superrrr cool right?) to disney world for a “tour”. Really, we spent half one of the days playing, and the other 4 1/2 we spent roaming around the parks.

It was pretty awesome.

But now I’m tired. A little sunburned. And I still have a lot of homework to do. I’ll post some pictures later. I took 702. Seriously.