Friday, September 30, 2011

Halloween Countdown

Oh yes, it's that time of year again.  While many are still biding their time until Thanksgiving to usher in "Holiday" spirit, I'm getting absolutely giddy over the fast approaching month of October (dude, we've got like 4 hours to go and IT'S HERE!!!!). Yes, October is my favorite month of the year, far and above the often touted December many in the US treasure oh so much. I look forward to October every year, it's my Holy Month, if you will. NO ONE better mess with October. Heads will roll ( just kidding, I'm a lover, not a fighter).

Here are a few reasons why October is the best month ever:

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Oh Great, Another Blog...

Yes, you read that correctly.  I've got yet another blog.

This time it's not my fault!  It's actually for school. For my Queer Studies class we're doing group projects in which we must create a group blog about a specific topic related to Queer Studies.  My group's site is currently under construction, but as soon as we get it all pretty and awesome I will post the link here and on facebook so you can check it out.  It should be pretty interesting.  This is what our blog will do:

This tumblr will examine the history of queer people and their multiple social identities as it is recorded/interpreted through media (particularly film/television and newspaper) from local and large communities (say Oakland newspapers vs. the New York Times). The alterations according to sources will be noted to see how the masses interpret this media as supportive of the queer community or detrimental. This documentation will start from the early 70's onward.
So.... you should all check it out when it's officially launched for the semester. It's on tumblr, which totally throws me off because it's kinda similar to blogger and yet it's not at all like blogger.  So some things that I expect to be the same, aren't. For instance, I was trying to make my personal tumblr all cool and swanky, so I browsed the templates and found one I really REALLY liked, and I clicked on it to make it my blog's template.  And it asked me for my credit card information.


So I looked back at the templates and I realized that the ones I was looking at all cost money.  And I'm not talking chump change, I'm talking 50 buck for a template.

OMGWTF are you KIDDING ME?! It makes me cringe just spending that much money on school supplies, let alone a friggin template for my blog. Where does tumblr get off trying to charge that much money just to make your blog look sexy?!  It took me like 10 minutes to find where they hid the free templates (is this because they were indeed hiding them or because I'm just computer illiterate?  Well....) I kinda hate tumblr already.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Yay for finally posting!!!!

So... I haven't posted since August, and things have changed!  First off (and I dunno if you can even see the difference if you yourself don't have a blog on blogger) everything looks different on blogger!  Now my dashboard is all fancy, and my posting looks all fantabulous, and I've only just started using it but I love it. It reminds me of Up: "I just met you, and I love you."

That pretty much sums up how I feel about the change thus far. In other news, school is fun, I'm learning lots, blah blah blah.  The usual. I have so much to say and yet no time to say it.  These are the things I'd like to eventually talk about as far as my experiences in the time between this post and the last one (it has been many days): how I feel about school now that I've been here for about a month, the new multifaith group I joined, moving to Alameda, and of course my new job.  I will get to all of this as soon as I can, but right now I gotta go read an article for my anthro class.  Because I keeps it real.

 Oh my goodness, I'm also SUPER PSYCHED for Halloween coming up, and I will surely be posting pictures of all the holiday amazingness that I see in the next 5 weeks.  Yes, there will be a countdown, and yes, I will be posting pictures every five seconds, so be prepared. GET EXCITED.