Wednesday, December 24, 2008

What is the world coming to?

So I found this dude's posting about an apartment he's wanting to lease in Vancouver, and bitching about why does it always get taken down?

This guy wonders why his posts keep getting deleted? Its nothing about his religion, its because he's an unethical landlord! You can't do all that shit he's saying he wants to do- you can't regulate who your tenent brings in to his/her apartment- when they pay rent it becomes their property and you (as landlord) cannot enter unannounced except in really rare instances like if they think there's something seriously wrong like a fire or something like that. And the fines he wants to instill on people for doing something like bringing a water bottle into the exercise yard (which he controls when you can use it?) that's insane.
I have so many problems with this guy's post, not even considering he's a born again christian who interprets the bible literally...Its like paying to live in prison!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Play's the Thing

So I've been working on my Hijinksensue play a lot since I've been done with school (as of Friday at midnight when I got done with my Literary Criticism Paper and got home from the Party- lots of wine + english majors= A LOT of talking and a LONG party).
I want to get it a bit more polished and a lot more done before Christmas, I might take my laptop to South Carolina, but I don't know how much writing I might get done while I'm there. It's at 6 pages right now, and while I've based the idea and the characters off of the people from Its starting to become my own thing.
Right now I am drinking some wine from Francis Ford Coppola's vineyard (very good by the way), listening to one of Amy's podcasts while she is playing Super Mario Bros 3, and I am not only writing my play, but reading plays that were submitted for the Surfacing Emerging Playwrights Festival. (I'm on the reading Committee and we meet when we get back from break to pick the plays).
A selection of titles from this years submissions:
A Modern Seduction (a play written entirely in chatspeak)
Don't Look Back (a twist on the Orpheus & Eurydice story)
Little Whores and Playgirls
Portrait of the Asshole as a Young Man
Poster World
The Sexual Misadventure of 64 Squares

Ok. I've got stuff to work on. I'll catch you all later.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Beer Splosion!

So I've had SEVERAL beerages splode on me today (as well as one mochage [a mocha])
The Mochasplosion occurred at the grocery store- our local store has just recently opened a Kaldi's coffee inside, and I thought I would partake and try their mocha. All was well, I did my shopping, but as I was walking to my car, my mocha esploded all over my cart and all over me. I get to the car, put my stuff inside, and then while driving home, my mocha once again sploded all over me. So I took that as a sign that I was not meant to drink that coffee, and perhaps even not drink Kaldi's coffee so I got rid of it. But then after I got inside and unpacked the stuff from the store, I knocked over a pint glass that my girlfriend left on the end table full of flat beer. It got all over the floor, all over my shirt, the wall, basically anywhere the beer could have gone, it did. I get it cleaned up, and when I thought I was done, I found MORE beer on the floor and no reasonable explanation for how it got there seeing as it was no where near where the original spill site was located. (Still a mystery).
Later this evening, I was pouring my girlfriend a Guiness, and when I go to open the can, it too esploded all over me.
I guess today was just the 'lets esplode all over Sarah' day for any beverage I came into contact with .

Monday, December 15, 2008

2008 Meme

1. Where did you begin 2008?
I was.... I dunno. Nothing spectacular. I think we were here in StL, but I don't think we did anything. Honestly I can't remember, so nothing that was special or stuck out.

2. What was your status by Valentines Day?
Same as the past 3 valentines days- With my then girlfriend, now fiancee... We don't do valentines day, but I'm sure we cuddled on the couch and watched a movie or something.

3. Were you in school anytime this year?
Yep, Still am in fact.

4. Did you have to go to the hospital?

5. Did you have any encounters with the police?
Only when Mark taught at Krav (since he's a cop). And when I had my accident.

6. Where did you go on vacation?
New Mexico for a week in January, South Carolina for a week In July/August, New Mexico for a week in August.

7. What did you purchase that was over £100?
Rent, a new Ipod w/ bday money, Amy's engagement ring

8. Did you know anybody who got married?
My uncle Jon and his new wife Theresa, we went to the wedding in Boise in June.

9. Did you know anybody who passed away?

10. Did you move anywhere?

11. What sporting events did you attend?
12. What concerts/shows did you go to?
Gaelic Storm- Once at the Duck Room in July, Twice at the KC Irish Festival in September

13. Your birthday?
Just a couple days ago, Dec. 12. I had my last day of class, went out for Ethiopian food for dinner, saw a movie that had potential to be good (Rachel Getting Married) but turned out to be a way downer movie. I got a barbeque basket thing for my (read Amy's) grill, and a laptop sleeve from my parents, and a Harry Potter tee shirt from Amy (the one w/ the Hogwarts seal and the motto: Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillamus.)
14. What is the ONE thing you thought you would not do, but did, in 2008?
Get engaged.

15. What have been your favourite moments?
Getting engaged, seeing Gaelic Storm 3 times... stuff like that.

16. Any new additions to your family?

17. What was your best month?
Sept. 2x Gaelic Storm

18. Who has been your best drinking buddy?
Amy, although we've gone to the bar w/ Scott and Sarah a couple times, and while Scott is a complete lightweight, they've been fun.

19. Made new friends?
Scott and Sarah

20. Favourite Night out?
Probably A couple weeks ago when we went to the bar then back to Scott and Sarahs

21. Other than home, where did you spend most of your time?
Pearson House basement

22. Have you lost any friends this year?
23. Change your hairstyle?
its growing out

24. Have any car accidents?
yeah, back in March some asshole ran into the back of my car when I was stopped at the stoplight

25. How old did you turn this year?
26. Do you have a New Years resolution?

27. Do anything embarrassing?

Not more than usual

28. Buy anything from eBay?

29. Get married or divorced?

30. Get hit on?
Only by my girlfriend/fiancee

31. Been snowboarding?

32. Did you get sick this year?
Couple colds

33. Are you happy to see 2008 go?

34. Been naughty or nice?

35. What are you looking forward to most in 2009?
Grad School, moving on with my life

Sunday, December 14, 2008

So, studying for finals isn't going too well. Luckily my final for tomorrow (Myth and Classic Literature) shouldn't be too bad. I'll hopefully get more done for my 20th Century poetry final on Tuesday after the final tomorrow.
I have GOT to work on my Joyce paper! I need to send my professor a rough draft ASAP. The final is due Friday, and she wants to see a rough draft before that.
My cartiledge piercing hurts kinda bad. I took some tylenol, and I've cleaned it thoroughly. Hopefully it'll be alright. It is new, so there should be some discomfort.
I shouldn't have taken that four hour nap this afternoon, cause it's almost 11 and I'm not sleepy. I have to get up earlyish for my final.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

HijinksEnsue Play Snippet

So... I TOTALLY haven't updated recently at all. Sorry for that.
Things are SUPER UBER busy here, I'm getting Grad School applications in right now, two down, (six I think?) to go.
Tomorrow's my 22nd birthday
Next week is finals week.
I'm writing a play based on the podcasts...
Here's an excerpt from it for your perusal.

The Setting:
Sportsworld, a sporting goods store, located in the southern coastal area of Texas
Joel- a clerk at the sporting goods store who has to deal with the idiocy of the customers on a daily basis.
Eli- Joel’s best friend, a stoner who’s constantly hanging out at the store, talking with Joel while he’s working, and passing judgement on the other customers
Various Customers
The lights come up on Joel, a shaggy haired kid in his late teens standing behind a counter, perusing a tech manual on computers
A bell rings as a door opens, and in walks Eli who greets Joel

Yo Loser! You missed a HELL of a party yesterday… that dude Josh was there and he had lots of … you know… inspiration. Might be just what you need to finally finish that comic you’ve been writing for what… since high school?
While I appreciate your attempts to (with finger quotes) “encourage” me to finish my GRAPHIC novel… I don’t think weed from some dude you just met at some party is the answer. I just… (Sighs) I dunno… I just need something to happen to me, something new … something less stupid and … Texan.

Dude… not another rant about how things suck in Texas…
The door opens again and a couple of nerdy type guys (mouth breather types) enter, as the bell rings, Joel like one of Pavlov’s dogs perks up and is instantly the diligent employee.
Welcome to Sportsworld, can I help you find anything today?
Nerd 1: (nasally)
Umm.. yeah… We’re looking for something like ah uh tennis balls? Those are solid aren’t they?
No, they’re not solid. (Giving Eli, who’s trying to stifle a raucous laugh, a “do you see what kind of idiots I have to deal with” look)
Nerd 2
Well, we’re looking for rubber balls that are… y’know…
… Solid? (Finishing the sentence for Nerd 2)
Nerd 1:
Exactly! Do you have anything like that?
We have racquet balls… I think they’re solid.
Nerd 2:
Resplendent! Might we purchase a large number?
Do you two even PLAY racquet ball?

Nerd 1:
Uh… no. We need them to put on the end of our spears and arrows.
Spears and arrows?
Nerd 2:
(Matter of Factly)
Um… yeah!? For the SCA.
(Under his breath to Nerd 1)
Losers don’t know anything…
(While ringing up the nerd’s purchase)
What in the blazing fire of Mordor is the SCA?
Nerd 1:
The Society for Creative Anachronism. The Kingdom of Ansteorra?! Any of this sounding familiar? We’re members of the Barony of the Stargate. Highly ranked actually…
Ok, I’m going to stop you there… those things coming out of your mouth? I believe that they MIGHT be words, but they’re not words that make any sense to us normal people… so can you nerdlings get out your dork to human dictionary and tell us in REAL PEOPLE words what you mean?
Nerd 2
The Society for Creative Anachronism, or SCA, is an organization of like-minded individuals who enjoy getting together and experiencing life as we believe it would have been in 17th Century Europe.
Nerd 1
We have people who are craftspeople, knights, nobility… basically anything that you think of.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Its been awhile, I know.
School's almost out, two weeks to go til Finals are over.

My To Do List (Since that's all I've been posting recently anyways)

Tuesday 4/29
Final Play Due
Wednesday 4/30
Shakespeare Scene
Tuesday 5/6
Tragic Themes Paper Due
Play Review for Playwriting
Playwriting Final
Tragic Themes Final
Wednesday 5/7
Shakespeare Final
History of Medieval England Final
Thursday 5/8
Comedy and Satire Final
Friday 5/9
English Departmental End of Year Party

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

86% Barack Obama
83% Mike Gravel
83% Dennis Kucinich
83% John Edwards
82% Chris Dodd
80% Joe Biden
80% Bill Richardson
78% Hillary Clinton
45% Rudy Giuliani
37% John McCain
29% Mike Huckabee
29% Mitt Romney
25% Ron Paul
20% Tom Tancredo
20% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

Monday, January 14, 2008

New Toy!

So after 5 years of having a livejournal and posting exclusively there, I've decided to expand into a blog as well. I don't know how different they will be, at least at first I assume they'll be pretty similar except when I want to post more private things, then I'll use my LJ as it has a screening function. But anyhoo....
For those new to me and my life here's a quick recap:
21, College Student living with my girlfriend of nearly two years (Two years Feb. 1)
English Major emphasis Drama- want to end up teaching highschool english at a private school.
My dad is at Seminary in Virginia, (To become an Episcopal priest fulltime)
My mom is a Family Practice Doctor who also teaches at a Residency Program.
My little sister is about to graduate from Highschool and is looking to go to school for science or math of some sort, possibly at a school close to my apartment, though that is unknown at this point.
Tv Shows I like: Battlestar Galactica, The Dresden Files, The L Word, Law and Order (all flavors), Project Runway, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, and Brothers' and Sisters

Authors I Like: Phillip Roth, Michael Chabon, Vikram Chandra, Milan Kundera, Frank Herbert, Kurt Vonnegut ... to name a few.
Playwrites I enjoy: Tom Stoppard, Luigi Pirandello, The Bard (Of Course), and others....
My favorite band is Gaelic Storm, has been since my freshman year of highschool, so seven years and counting now. I've seen them perform twice, both times at the Kansas City Irish Festival, but I am hoping to get to see them again this year.
I have two cats, George is a long hair white and brown kitten who just turned 11 months, and Socks is a short hair calico with orange, black and white fur. Both are extremely cute and love to cuddle.
I hope that's enough of an introduction to me.
Thats it for now.