31 Days of Blogging Honesty – Day 31

#31. Given the choice between going without television for the rest of my life or my computer, I would choose…

You know, it’s really funny that I’m answering this question right at this moment.  See, for most of these 31 days, I had the posts pre-written, so I didn’t have to worry about them.  I fell behind on a few of them, and this was the last one.  So I’m writing this at 9:45pm on June 4th, on my friend Ryan’s computer because my computer at home has decided to not work.  Not even easily fixable kind of not-working, no, it appears our awesome computer has gotten some hardcore virus.  So now I’m without a good computer to use, and this question is the easiest to answer.

I would go without television for the rest of my life.  I love TV, but I love my computer more.  I love being able to connect with a wide variety of people whenever I want to, I love going through wikipedia and looking up useless shit.  I love sharing my thoughts with people who give a damn, I love watching small webshows made by regular people like you or me. 

The fact that I didn’t answer this question until this exact moment is just too funny, but not funny in a laugh-out-loud sort of way, more like a “wow, my life fucking sucks and someone is laughing at me” kind of funny.

So you know what?  Screw you question, I want my computer back.  I’m going to go cry now.

Oh, and the computer thing – yeah that’s totally real, so I’m not sure when I’ll be updating again after this. 

Thanks for sticking by with the 31 Days of Blogging Honesty questions, and thank you Tom for orchestrating it!

31 Days of Blogging Honesty – Day 30

#30. I wrote a letter to someone I really miss (do this).  I mailed it to them (postal, not email) and this is what I wrote…

I thought this was a great opportunity to make my very own postcard like I’ve always wanted to, so that’s exactly what I did!  I photoshopped an image, messed around with it for a long time, but ended up with something I wasn’t ashamed to mail to my friends.  I ended up getting it printed at the photo place in Fortinos, and then after realizing that the back wouldn’t be good to write on, I pasted some cover stock to the back of the images (with rubber cement – thank you Saber for showing me this awesome but stinky stuff!).  I didn’t really mail these like actual postcards, because I wasn’t sure if they’d get wrecked, but I think the next time I’ll just chance it, who knows what can happen right? 

I mailed my homemade postcards to Saber, and one to my friends Alex and Aaron.  Here they are!  Oh, if you can’t read them, just click on the image, it’ll come up in a new window and you can then zoom in to read it better!

31 Days of Blogging Honesty – Day 29

#29. I just created a mixed CD for someone who had been deaf all their life.  The 15 artists and songs I chose are…

I enjoyed this question a lot, it was definitely one of the most creative ones of the bunch!  But you know me and music, I’m not too knowledgeable in the subject.  However, I picked 15 songs that I thought would give a give a nice overall introduction to music.  Here they are in no particular order! 

  1. Symphony No.9 in D Minor: Choral, Op. 125 – Beethoven
  2. Requiem Mass in D Minor – Mozart
  3. Across the Universe – The Beatles
  4. Changes – David Bowie
  5. Hurt – Johnny Cash (I know this is a cover, but I love Johnny Cash, and to be honest, this is still my favourite song of his.  This is far superior to the original)
  6. That’s Life – Frank Sinatra
  7. Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson (By the way, this is probably the best music video ever.  Seriously, go watch it)
  8. Respect – Aretha Franklin
  9. Enter Sandman  – Metallica
  10. Supercalifragilisticexpialodicious – Mary Poppins
  11. Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
  12. Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis Presley
  13. Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) – Janis Joplin
  14. Paranoid – Black Sabbath
  15. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga

Bonus Tracks Include: The Flesh Failures (Let the Sunshine In) – Hair, and Ballroom Blitz – Sweet.

I realize this is up a bit later today than it was supposed to go up.  I had put a video up to go with how I imagine someone who’s never heard music before would react to some of my song choices – and as a joke I put up a link to a clip from Star Trek: Generations when Data discovers the feeling of “hate”.  But, this morning I found that Tom from Morning Erection had used the same clip!  Well, being the type of girl who won’t order the same food at a restaurant as the person she’s with, I decided to wait until I found another video.

Alas, I did, and I think it works very well!  It actually has the first song on my cd list.  The clip is from Equilibrium, a film about a futuristic society of people who take drugs to impair emotions, because they believe emotions is what causes war and death and such.  Christian Bale plays a cleric, an enforcer who detains and sentences those who are “sense-offenders”, and he misses a dose of his drug, and begins to feel.  This is a scene showing the first time he really hears music.  It’s awesome!  Definitely check it out!

31 Days of Blogging Honesty – Day 28

 

#28. There is a scandalous article in the newspaper about me today.  Something from my past.  Most likely it’s about…

I’m probably the most uninteresting person ever, and I can’t imagine anyone trying that hard to dig up dirt about me.  Nothing that I wouldn’t easily admit that is.  My life is pretty boring, I haven’t really done much that I’d consider scandalous.  But, just because I don’t consider it scandalous doesn’t mean someone else won’t overreact to the insignificant details about my life.

There was a time way back when, I was in grade 9, and I lost my virginity.  I had three friends who really overreacted to it – however I only really hold blame over one of them, because she tends to overreact over everything and somehow has the ability to make people follow her lead.  She’s a real mob-leader lemme tell you.  If I was younger, I can see this being what the article was about.  I mean, when you’re in highschool, you have a reputation – even a nobody like myself.  It was really embarrassing, because she called all of my friends and told them.  Some people were really upset, most weren’t.  Back then I was really pissed about it, I was embarrassed, and that little bit of information kind of haunted me when I was in highschool.  I guess this would be what the “scandalous article” would be about.  Nowadays though, if it were to come out in the open, I’d probably shrug my shoulders and say “Yeah, that’s what happened”.

I guess there’s very little that I’d be ashamed of, at least anything the press would find out about.

"Greenie Goody Two Shoes" by TehSext on deviantart.com

31 Days of Blogging Honesty – Day 27

#27. Something I really hate about myself is…

I really hate answering these types of questions, because I find I’m the type of person to dwell on my negative attributes, obsess over them and become very unhappy.

But honestly, there are lots of things I hate about myself.  Some days I hate how I look, I hate that I’m fat, I hate that I’m short, I hate that I have a weird callous on my one finger, or that I have a cyst.  Some days I hate how unmotivated I am, how lazy I can be, how unproductive I am.  Some days I hate that I can’t sing, that I can’t dance, and that I can’t roll my “r”s.  I hate that I hate parts about myself sometimes, and I hate how easily other people can make me feel bad about myself. 

I think the best way to really answer this question though, is to say that: I really hate how I can let myself get bogged down with my imperfections, instead of embracing them.  Some days I do a really good job of this, some days not so much.  I guess it’s hard when people get hung up at my imperfections, because it makes it easier for me to become obsessed with them.

Really though, I don’t try to sit here and think “Gee, I hate me” – because I don’t.  It’s too easy to hate yourself, it’s too easy to just let everything overwhelm you and be unhappy.  I think that’s a really cheap way to go through life.  It’s much more fulfilling to work hard and feel something great in the end.