BEDA 01 – oops!

OMG! i completely forgot about Blog Every Day in April! i can’t believe i forgot!

well, take this as the first one, and i’ll do the one for today later. then i’ll have the required 30 at the end.

…i just …i really can’t believe i forgot!

well, we march onward i suppose.


>there is a name for my animosity toward Stephanie Meyer’s predilection for repetitive verbiage, and that name is “chagrin.”*

seriously, you could play a fucking drinking game to this book. which is really a shame since, with exception of the excessive use of “chagrin,”** it’s really not a bad book.

all the scenes and dialog move the story along. sometimes i think the pacing could be helped. maybe that certain conversations or descriptions run a bit long, but none are pointless.

i’m a little suspicious of my judgement however. ever since City of Masks,*** i’m afraid that anything will pass as good in comparison.

but no. the more i think about it, and rate it against my criteria, the more i think it’s ok. i mean, it’s no HP or Hunger Games or Apathy and Other Small Victories, but it’s definitely not bad. …and doesn’t drag on like Blindsight tended to do. and when i got to the end i really liked Blindsight, but there were moments where i was unsure. also, Blindsight had a character named Chelsea which i just found kind of distracting.

but i was talking about The Host. oh yeah, did i mention we were talking about The Host? we’re talking about The Host. yeah. so far, not bad. but i haven’t gotten to the end yet. it’s still possible it will be devastatingly disappointing. we’ll see.

* i was trying to find the right word for my feeling. more than annoyance. more intense than simple anger. rage would be overboard. i looked to the thesaurus and it suggested “chagrin.” :/

** which is among my list of favorable words. when it’s not grossly overused, of course.

*** which is pretty much the most annoying book ever. ESPECIALLY the ending. ugh! you remember, it’s the one i ranted about. the one that said “dragon eyes” and said something about two hearts beating as one, or some schmaltzy crap like that.

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>boring day

>sorry, blog, but i’m not really in the mood to write. not a blog post anyway.

i had a pretty boring day. i ran a bunch of errands, then i watched Doctor Who (which i’ll need to watch again, though i liked it), and then i started looking for new books to put on my ipod. any suggestions, especially sci-fi and/or supernatural ones, would be appreciated.

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>hey blog!

so i don’t know how, but we’ve been making our way through this month pretty damn fast. WAY faster than i was expecting. because of this, i’ve finally spent some time preparing for my podcast.

i was gonna go to Sci-Fi Friday* tonight, but i just was too tired to go. just driving home is tiring now since it’s never gonna take less than 30 minutes now. kind of annoying.

even though it’s only 10:30 i feel pretty tired now. yet there’s still so many things i want to do. …like watch the first two seasons of ReBoot. because nothing says nostalgia like watching the cartoons you grew up with. and i’m SO glad that i’ve procrastinated looking up that show till now. cuz they JUST released it last month. and they’re releasing season 3&4 (the last seasons) in June. so, yeah. perfect timing, universe. we should coordinate things like this more often.

in other news, i really need to just pick one thing to focus on and do it. i can’t decide on one thing and end up not doing anything. like, i start doing one thing and in the process of doing that thing, i think of something else, and i start doing that thing, and that keeps going till i get around to the first thing, and the circle keeps going until i go to sleep. and at the end of that circle i haven’t made any real progress on any one thing because by the time i get back to it i’m like, “where was i?” and i have to back track, and by the time i get to the point where i left off, i get distracted again. right now that’s the description of my entire life. :/

ok, blog. you’ve suffered through my aimless rambling for long enough now. we’ll take a break from the torture for now and take up again tomorrow.

also, this:

* same lady who put together the Buffy Meet-Ups also has get-togethers at her house. she is the one who is having the Doctor Who viewing party. <!– text

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>brain ache

>hey blog!

i’ve got a headache. i REALLY hate headaches. i mean, it’s not even THAT bad. and i know it. but i just don’t have a tolerance for headaches. other things, i’ll shut up and suck it up. headaches i can’t handle.

i can’t wait till Doctor Who comes out on Saturday. i’m gonna go to a viewing party with the Buffy nerds. so that should be fun! i’m also excited because i don’t actually have to torrent it to see it the same day it comes out. it’s showing here in America on time this season! 😀

in other news, my eyes are aching as well as my brain. …why do we call it a headache when it’s really a brain ache?
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>wishing for a TARDIS


time is flying, blog!

the good thing about this is it’s getting closer to the season six premier of Doctor Who! yay!!!

the bad thing about this is that I’m almost out if time for this post to be considered on time.*

the only good thing about there not being enough time for a proper update is that there was nothing much to say about the uneventful day.

* although there have been days I’ve technically been late, my sleep schedule was also off kilter and as far as I personally was concerned, it felt like it was on time. and as this is my personal blog exploring my thoughts and feelings, I think this should go by what time I think or feel it is. my sleep schedule is fine at the moment. therefore, normal rules apply at the moment. (that was longer than expected.)

>descriptive description

>hey blog!

i’m pretty sleepy, so i’m gonna keep this short, but i just feel the need to get one thing off my mind.

last week i was listening to this book about a ghost hunter. i wouldn’t recommend it or anything, but i didn’t want to kill myself. …although i do suspect i may be a bit forgiving.

in either case, this was the book i quoted the puke-worthy line from a few posts back. and though there were a couple more lines that were equally nauseating, they weren’t as irksome as some of the physical descriptions. the fact that most of them were blatantly cliche was bad enough, but…

ok, let me tell you what irked me first, then rant about it.

so there’s this hard-as-nails, older lady character that the main character is arguing with. first he (the author) says she has “raptor eyes.” now, unless you want to base this description on the Steven Speilberg movie Jurassic Park, then it’s a little hard to picture since no one has ever seen raptor eyes! ok, so you may be saying, “but Chelsea, clearly he was using the word by it’s other meaning which means a bird of prey.” and i’d be like, “ok. maybe you’re right. i guess i’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.” or at least i would say that if it weren’t for the fact that later in the same scene, he describes the same pair of eyes as “dragon eyes.” that’s right. we’ve moved from a real, yet unfortunately prehistoric and therefore unwitnessed animal, to an actual MYTHICAL CREATURE! snake eyes or reptilian eyes i could picture. and though it might not be the top pick for most original description, at least it would put an image in my head. and, seriously, let’s face it, it was so laden with cliches, what difference would two more make?

at least he didn’t go on to describe characters by likening their features to leprechauns and unicorns. though at this point i wouldn’t put it past him. but it’s ok if he does, because i won’t be reading any more of his books, so it doesn’t matter.

also, no more saying “impish grin.” this guy’s not guilty of it, but still. i was just trying to think of other things that annoy me in writing (just in general), and that was the first thing to come to mind.

ok. like i said, i’m keeping this short. and besides, if i write any longer it’ll just be me whining about things i’ve read that have annoyed me and occasionally made me want to shoot myself. in other words, this post would ironically become a writing of such caliber. and blog, i like you. i don’t want to do that to you. …i also like me, and don’t want to do that to me, either.

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>obvious priorities


ok. worst excuse ever. are you ready?

watching reality TV.

nothing near as vile as Jersey Shore (is that show still on?), but still. I should have blogged. writing should always come before watching. :/

I almost forgot completely but I was changing my phone’s wallpaper before going to sleep,* and after I looked at my home screen and saw my blogger app and was like, “oh shit! blog!” and now I’m blogging in bed on my phone.

ok. now I’m going to bed! g’night blog! see you tomorrow!

* so obviously a priority! HOW could I sleep without doing that first!?

>something substantial (?)

>hey blog!

so yesterday i zonked out on the couch for about an hour and threw off my sense of time for the rest of the day. i remember looking at the clock at 11pm, thinking “i gotta write my blog!”, making a cuppa, getting distracted, and looking at the clock again at 1am* in bed as i was about to fall asleep. i thought, i could quickly just write something about me going to sleep, but the last two posts kind of sucked like A LOT! so i figured i’d spare you and write something substantial today. which i will proceed with now!

so what i REALLY wanna do is make a vlog, but my hair looks like crap, so i won’t. i mean, while at face value that may seem really shallow, but lets look at it in the long run. i’m not one to go deleting my videos. which means that vlog of me looking terrible is gonna be up there forever. there are already a couple videos up there that make me cringe. do i REALLY need to make more? (NO.) does that REALLY sound like a good idea? (nope) can i just jot down what i want to vlog about and do a vlog tomorrow? (yep!)

so remember how i mentioned that i needed a new bonnet dryer? well i finally bought one. and it came lightening fast! as in, 1 day instead of my free 2 day (i <3 Prime). in case that wasn’t clear, that’s overnight shipping for the low, low price of free.

so hopefully when i use it tonight it doesn’t overheat and stop in five minutes, overheat and proceed melting my skin off, or otherwise break or malfunction. *crosses fingers* **

in other news, there really is no other news except maybe that i need to start working on #hotnerdsexy. gotta record a show in a couple weeks! eek!

* that looks like LAM, but i pressed the one key, i swear!

** might i mention that i take issue with saying “*crosses fingers*” (despite how much i say it) because of it’s double entendre properties. now, most of the time when you see people say it (just in general around the ‘nets) they mean they cross their fingers in a superstitious way which means they are hoping in favor of something. however, on occasion it can be taken to mean that you are lying. the classic fingers crossed behind the back. and every time i write “*fingers crossed*” i have to give myself a little reassurance talk that people will know that i mean that i’m sincerely hoping for the best as opposed to sinisterly lying to their faces. …i overthink things sometimes. i know.

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