Forever Yours

it’s no secret that i’m a long-standing member of the Nermie Army. and as such, Lord Alex Day (it’s really so wrong that it’s really his name) has called out to his army to plug the shit out of his latest single.

BUT DON’T BUY IT YET!!!

or do if you want. but it’ll be best if you wait till the week of Dec. 18th. cuz then it’ll count toward him getting the #1 on Christmas in the UK. (i don’t know either. apparently this is a thing.) he’ll be giving the money to charity, too. so there’s that.

so in the mean time, feel free to get the song stuck in your head (as it’s stuck in mine) and watch the video. ^_^

>seeing the arrow

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because damned Alex Day turns off comments on his blog after a while, i can’t make this comment on the appropriate post. but i can’t just not share this either.

now, i read that post before, and it bugged me then. now, for some reason, it was still in my reader “unread”. which allowed it to bug me again. what, exactly is it that bugs me?

well, dear reader, i make my living by, among other things, sending FedEx packages. For the past 2 years there hasn’t been a work day gone by without me seeing one. Therefore, my complete bewilderment at having never seen said arrow in the logo absolutely infuriated me! however, upon the first read of that blog entry, it was a busy day at work and i had to spend my time sending FedEx and not staring at it.

but today i was determined. “dammit, if anyone should see that arrow, it should be me!” i thought. “i’m gonna walk to my back area and stare at that FedEx box (there is, in fact, a large sized FedEx box sitting back there) until i see that arrow!” and i got up, marched to the back and stared at the FedEx box. i frowned, as i saw nothing. “maybe if i tilt my head, look from different angles, another perspective?” a small tilt to the right, and i FINALLY SAW IT! there the arrow was. and i was so excited, i had to come share with you about it! i won’t tell you where it is, because that moment when your perception shifts is magical and i wouldn’t want to deprive you of that. but here’s the logo so you can see it for yourself! 🙂

in hindsight, i coulda just asked the FedEx guy. but, honestly, where’s the fun in that?
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>update… tl;dr

>so i’ve been posting a lot lately, but i haven’t really been talking about what’s going on with me. which is rather strange considering that this is my blog. in fact, i don’t even think i’ve mentioned The Guide to Nerdfighting …in your pants. which is weird since i’m absolutely obsessed with it. (my mother wants to strangle me every time she hears the word Nerdfighter now.)

so, i should probably go in chronological order, but since time in my universe doesn’t flow in a manner compatible with the rest of existence, that probably won’t end up working too well. so i’ll just have to write it the way it makes sense in my head!

so this morning i was driven to work by my mechanic. whom i’d never met before. because my mom always dealt with him. it. was. SURREAL. he has a beige Mercedes circa 1987 which looks much like this:
so old car, old guy, playing old music. i mean old like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland. literally.

i saw Hank Green last Saturday, and i posted pictures of that, but i didn’t write about it. as you would expect it. was. EPIC. in the middle of playing songs, he took questions for about half an hour. he answered everything from “what did you do before vlogbrothers?” to “pirates or ninjas?” to “Star Wars or Star Trek?” at which point he answered Star Trek. at which point 50% of the room’s hearts, including my own, broke. it was quite a strange experience to hear almost exactly half of a room cheering while the other half gaped in shocked silence. and near the end of the blissfully long Q&A, people were casually asking questions and he was talking as if it were just an abnormally large conversation. oh, and just a fun little point: when Hank got to the line “I’d be wearing wizard robes with gold and red” in This Isn’t Hogwarts, all the Gryffindors in the room started cheering. <3
Dr Noise opened for him, and i feel really bad that since i was so centered on telling Hank about The Guide i didn’t get a signed copy of his CD. 🙁 my one regret of the night.

but speaking of The Guide it’s the most wonderful thing that could possibly happen. that is, it will be if we ever succeed in getting the word out about it! and for the record, i WILL be committing my letters to Hank and John to paper TODAY. i’ve written a message to Alex Day (aka Nerimon) and i’ll be writing to other hi-profile Nerdfighters soon! so we’ll see how this pans out. and on a side note, i’m no longer an Alan fan (for reasons related to The Guide). 🙁

oh! and i am going to Hawaii on Wednesday! and i am EXTREMELY excited about this! there are only two things that concern me. 1) i can’t go to The Guide meeting that following Sunday 2) i may not be able to make/post a video that Friday for 7NAP. there’s no way for me to remedy not being able to go to The Guide meeting, but i am going to make a video on Tuesday and ask one of the other girls to switch it to “public” on Friday. hopefully though, i’ll just be able to make a video from Hawaii.

and that brings up 7NAP, which is 7 Nerds-a-Plenty, the new video project i’m involved in which is in its second week. i’m Friday, so i’ll be posting a video later today. i will also be posting a video on my channel later, because i’ve been meaning to all week, but just haven’t gotten around to it.

and i think that gets me all caught up for now!

oh yeah, and i like Hank’s song “The Vegetables” more than i probably should. :/

>Socrates and eternal love

>back in 1989, i was a mere 5 yrs. old. i enjoyed making mud pies, performing soap operas with my Jem dolls, perfecting my penmanship, and playing Socrates.

i’m gonna go ahead and say that this was the inception of my nerdom.**

i haven’t thought about this game for YEARS! that is, until putting this into my car’s cd player:

i – was – ELATED! all those happy hours learning my states and kicking ass at spelling! *satiated sigh* good times, good times.

in conclusion, i will love Lord Alex Day (no seriously, that’s his legal name!) forever because he opened and closed the first song of his album with Socrates audio clips.

that song, as well as the rest of the album, is pretty good, too. you can check that out here if you’d like.

**this is obviously a blatant lie. i was CLEARLY born a nerd. i mean, i enjoyed perfecting my penmanship. i ENJOYED it!

–UPDATE– 2009/10/03
the spazzy Daily Booth pic i took after opening my CD. taken from my phone- in the car:

it took embarrassingly long to get a shot i liked. then i was able to move on and go to the store for my mom and brother- whilst blasting Parrot Stories.