Friday, April 22, 2011

Birthday Blues

Oh, birthdays. How is it that the day of my birth is met with so much frustration these days? It's not what you think; I'm not fretting over getting old. I'm friggin 20 years old, I've got my whole life ahead of me (provided that 2012 doesn't actually end with all the creatures on earth dying... or a zombie apocalypse). I'm excited about getting older, and I was really excited about this upcoming birthday considering it is the last interesting birthday until I turn 30. I mean, let's face it, once you turn 21, the rest of your 20s are kinda lame. Twenty-two through twenty-nine are largely neglected because legally, nothing much changes (except when you turn 25 and can officially rent a car) and thirty is only interesting because your twenties have suddenly passed you by and you desperately want to cling to your youth.

Anyway, I've spent my last few birthdays laying low, not wanting to make a big deal out of it because I didn't want to be the brat who always needed attention (even though we all know I'm an attention where at heart) and I struggle with both needing and fearing being the center of the universe. Here's how my birthdays have looked like since middle school:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Posting From a Moving Vehicle

I know, I haven't posted in awhile. My badness! I've been super lazy this past week, and a little busy, too (though mostly just lazy). So the blog had been put on the back burner. Have no fear, I'm still committed to making regular posts! Sometime I just can't be motivated to write (well, type) because it seems like it will take a lot of brain power, and other times I feel that life is so uneventful that there's truly nothing to say. But here I am, still posting! And from a car, no less!

That's right, I'm using my sweet Android phone to update my blog, because I'm awesome.

So, Thursday night I went to my grandma Isoke's house, and I helped her make her own blog. I love my grandma, and she is a very smart, very wise woman. That being said, she's definitely computer literate. Combine that with forgetfulness, and you can probably appreciate the what resulted. I took her to blogger (because I kinda know how it works), and of course you need a Google account thingy.

Me: grandma, do you have an gmail account?

Her: maybe, but I wouldn't remember the address.

Me: okay, it says you do.

Her: well, I don't remember the password.

Obviously that little debacle took some time to sort out.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Birthday Cake!

This weekend, as you all know, I spent the weekend up in my hometown, keepin it real (as always) for my brother's 10th birthday party.  Yes, 10 years ago my little brother was born, all 4 pounds of him! Now he's 73 pounds, and as energetic as ever!  I had fun hanging out with my family and eating cake.  Of course,  I took pictures (and videos, although I don't know how to get them off of my cell phone), and I allowed myself to have a grand ol' time.  So here's how my weekend went:

In order to catch the earliest Amtrak train, I spent the night at Kourtney's house, which is closer to the station than my house.  I woke up at 6:30 (yes, in the morning!!!!) and made my way to the bus stop with a very groggy Kourtney (my sweety loves me enough to roll out of bed just to walk me across the street; how lucky am I?!).  We had just missed the bus, but luckily another one came about 7 minutes later.  I kissed baby goodbye, hopped on the bus with all the early risers, and headed toward my destination!  The train ride to Sacramento was not too bad, and I was lucky enough to have a very polite seat buddy-- we ate our breakfast together in silence as we made our way through Martinez, Fairfield, and Davis (she had a bagel, I had a Dr. Pepper).  The thing I hate most is having to get off the train and wait for your connecting bus. Nine times out of ten, it's cold and windy.  I'm never prepared for this, despite bringing two sweatshirts and wearing pants.  I'm notorious for being fantastically freezing no matter how many layers I have on.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Using my Phone

Yay! Another post from my phone! Okay, so I'm currently away from my computer, but I wanted to make a post, so I'm using my phone to post. Just so you know, I'm still not used to the qwerty touch typepad, so if I have some serious spelling and grammar errors, you'll know why.

I just got a new app on my phone which basically lets me do cool effects for pictures. I've been fooling around with it this week, and as a photography newb, I'm please with my progress. If I can figure it out, I'll post some on here. Be gentle with your criticism; remember, I'm a newb.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

This is the view from my school. The sleeping lady is beautiful from afar!

Spam is Lame!

Okay, so I've gotten some complaints from friend who have tried to comment on the blog and weren't able to.  And here I was, whining to myself because no one was commenting! Now I know why.  So, I went and changed the settings for comments, which means all my peeps out there can make comments and they will actually post.  However, they will be moderated, just so I don't get a buttload of spam.  Spam is lame!

Get it? I thought it was funny...

I didn't post yesterday because I procrastinate.  Awesome. So I had to go write some essays and do math homework.  Also, Kourtney came over and we spent the day eating delicious food and watching comedy specials.  She knows how to treat me like a queen.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Embracing the Blessings of Warm Weather

I didn't have time to post yesterday because it was such a BEAUTIFUL day, I had to go enjoy it a little.  So, after working in the morning to the early afternoon, my friend Tashi and I took a quick walk to one of the local parks in our area.  We grabbed a few snacks and made it a picnic!  I took my camera with me, so here are a few shots of the area: