>where’s the beach?

>i’m home! and then there was no internet!!! and then my mommy fixed it. apparently the power plug to the modem died. so, new power plug and all is well. (this is a nerd house, so we already had a new plug. ♥)
so today after the Guide meeting (which i attended whilst en route with the Skype app on my beloved Droid), i went to Redondo Beach with my family. that is, my mom, my brother, my aunt Roxanne, my aunt Judy, and my cousin Jay*.
because my aunt Roxanne is cheap and would rather walk half a mile than spend $10 on parking (no. literally.) we walked for way to long to get to – the “King’s Wharf” or something?? we were supposed to end up at the beach. ya know. sand, water, and more sand, and then more water. but we never made it there. only my family wouldn’t be able to figure out how to get to the large expanse of sand and water that stretches 840 miles (from the top to the bottom of California).
i just got very distracted by tweets midway through my last sentence, started clicking the links on said tweets, and it took me an hour to get back to finishing this blog. :/
now i’m just too sleepy to say anything else worth saying. if i continue, it will just end up as worthless gibberish. or wait, i think that constitutes the entire contents of this blog. shit. :/

*his actual name is John. i’ve asked both he and my mother why i call him Jay, and both said, “i don’t know. that’s just the way it’s always been.” so yeah.
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>inspired

>i was just reading Lydia’s blog and, as per usual, was inspired. she always writes the lovliest things and makes me consider what’s going on in my life.
now, i don’t know how many sunny days there are in California, but i do know that i have a pretty sunny life (despite the clouds currently threatening rain outside). my life is filled with laughter and friendship and inspiration and fun plans.
i’ve been thinking a lot about my life in general lately, especially since designing the wall behind me in my videos. it’s covered with places/events i’ve been to, music i like, and friends i’ve made.
not too long ago, i was quite depressed. all my irl friends were out of town, i was feeling less and less of a connection to them anyway, and i just couldn’t seem to find a purpose. like, a “what the hell am i doing with my life?” purpose.
it’s so different from today, where i’m planning today’s video(for 7NAP), thinking of how i’ll be editing another video(for my channel), checking the VidCon countdown, figuring a savings plan to go to England, collecting things for my culture packages, and finding a theme for the next Nerdfighter gathering.
it’s ironic how my irl friends being out of town or in other countries means not talking to them and growing apart, but half of my online friends are in other countries and we talk all the time and are constantly growing closer.
maybe that has more to do with me changing and the kind of people i choose as friends. but whatever it may mean, the fact remains: while my life could use more money, better focus, and a bit more exercise, there’s definitely no lack of sunshine!<!– text

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>internet = epic fail

>i was in the mood to write a happy blog today. i was going to write about how wonderful the world is and why life is sweet. i was going to write about how inspired i am and how much i love people.

but then i opened my browser and saw things like this

and this

and this!

so – i’m very sorry – but that’s just not gonna happen today.

-and so starts September.