splits_thesky: (misc: look to the future now)

Merry Christmas, kidlets!! I'm so glad, now, and, really, all year, to know you guys and to be able to have awesome conversations with you all about awesome stuff, even if it all is only over the internets (though I did meet a whole bunch of you IRL this year!! Which was also awesome, obvz, and def a pattern I want to keep up).

Also, thank you so much to everyone who sent me a holiday card (so, uh, [livejournal.com profile] thefreshchuff, [livejournal.com profile] giventofly37, [livejournal.com profile] justspaz, and [livejournal.com profile] bohemu)!! They are all lovely, and rn being proudly displayed with all our other Christmas decorations (and then they'll go up to my room, and be displayed there!).

My biggest gift this year was probz tickets to Coldplay's summer tour next year, from my mom (which I was totally going to get her, because she loves them, but they were too expensive for me), but I also got a couple books (Flora's Dare, by Ysabeu S. Wilce, The Brief History of the Dead, by Kevin Brockmeier, and the first trade of Fables, which I am exciiiiiiited about, because I def need to pick up my comics reading again), Maroon 5's sophomore album (I still haven't decided whether I want their most recent one or not), and one of those reusable coffee mugs that looks like a paper Starbucks one or something, you know the ones?? ...also, I got, like, lotion and body wash and socks, but that's not as exciting. Oh, and a pair of boots, but I don't love them, though I do need a pair of tall brown boots, so I think I'm gonna go exchange them, or something. Oh, and Whale Rider! Which I've always sort of meant to see, because as far as I know, it's about: a, a girl being AWESOME, and b, WHALES, whiiiiich are both two of my favorite things. So.

Anyway, I hope you all are having a wonderful day, whether you celebrate or not!! <333333
splits_thesky: (dps: i'm still here)
Happy New Year, bbz.

♥ ♥

This year I just sat at home with the family, but we had a sort of mini-party - my mom got some noisemakers and a bag of balloons, which I then got the idea of drawing different characters that my nephews know on. Right now we have a Nemo, Piglet, Lightning McQueen, and some sort of Cookie Monster/Grover hybrid thing, idek. Anyway, it turned out to be a lot of fun. We made some construction paper party hats, and played with toy cars and dinosaurs, and so, considering I generally ring in the new year at some random party I really don't want to be at, this was really great.

Anyway, now I'm super tired, so I'm about to head off to bed. Rohan (my older nephew, for those who don't remember - he's going to be 3 on the 20th!!) wakes me up every morning promptly at 10 (today, it was so I could come out and play in the snow with him, which was nice, even if I was still half-asleep), so I've been working on actually getting to sleep at a reasonable time. So goodnight on my end, but also, again, happy 2010!!!<3333

ETA: Okay, this is from last year, but I felt so compelled to add this here, I actually got myself out of bed and came back downstairs to the computer:

...I haven't edited a post like this in a while, wow.
Oct. 19th, 2009 09:34 pm

lol what

splits_thesky: (disney: never gonna fake it)
HAY GUYS, soooooo there was a whole different post I was going to make today, buuuut because of recent events (um, called Dancing With the Stars and a conversation I had with [livejournal.com profile] boheme06 on Twitter), you get this instead:

(youtube hates me and won't let me embed this, idk why)

splits_thesky: (bandom: billiam: & the livin's easy)

lulz, confused??

so yeah, SOMEONE'S 21 TODAY!! )

Anyway, so yes, today I turn 21!! Not officially until 2:22 in the afternoon (it'll be 2:22 on 9/22/09. Maybe I should play the lottery with some 9s and 2s, jeez), but still, YAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY IT'S MY BIRTHDAY YAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!! Oh, and also, a very happy birthday to all my birthday twins, of course (because, okay, there are WAAAAAY too many to list, even with just the people that are of special interest to me)!!
splits_thesky: (misc: kind of a big deal)
O hay, kids. Uh, I'm baaack, btw!! For those of you not following [livejournal.com profile] saveaplace, well, A, my pictures are up: http://picasaweb.google.com/splitsthesky , and B, London was aMAAAAAAAAAAzing, and I totally want to go back, right this second. This morning, coming in to school, I kept wondering what'd happen if I just jumped up and got off at the next stop, somehow got myself to the airport, and just bought a ticket across the Atlantic right then and there.

Unfortunately, I couldn't (though, man, I wanted to. LONDOOOOOOON<3333333), though, because, oh yes, school. Fall semester started today, and was probably the least stressful semester beginning I've ever had. One, because, I mean, I was just in summer classes two weeks ago, so it's not like I've really been away from this lovely institution, and two, I'm pretty sure I'm at the point where I just don't care anymore. I mean, I don't hate school or anything (other than, y'know, the work and all, lulz), but I'm a senior now, I've been in school almost all my life, and at Temple for four years now, Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters aaaall included, and I've got this shit down so that I don't even worry anymore about whether the outfit I put together in the morning looks cute for a good first impression or if I know where all my classes are, or anything like that. Let me tell you, the night before every year of high school used to be so stressful for me. I went to school with basically the same kids I'd known since kindergarten, but I was always so worried about everything. I have no idea why, now, but it happened. Whereas, today, I just sort of stomped through my day, rocking it, I mean, but also sort of just, "I'm here, I'm getting my shit done. Everyone else, I could not give a crap". You know (not to get too philosophical-y, but), I do feel like I've changed since I've come to college, but it was really less changing and more just working with who I already was. Now I know what I'm doing (uhhh, well, I know what I'm doing here at Temple, anyway, once I graduate I'm going to be lost), I've got a great support team (I used to feel so awkward about having such few friends. Now, I still only have about 3 people I'd consider my BFFs, but they're amazing, and, honestly, they're enough), and, y'know, I'm certainly still failboating my way through life, but now I'm at least learning to work it, I think. So yeah, thanks, college! And okay, fine, I will probably miss you, come next May. ...Although, maybe I won't! I mean, it's not like I'm going to stop being the same person, just because I graduate. IDK, whatever.

ANYWAY. Speaking of my very good friends, a couple of days ago [livejournal.com profile] boheme06 and I had our anniversary (lulz, well, "anniversary")!! SO. HAAAAAAAAAYY BB, HAPPY BELATED ANNIVERSARY!!!!<333333 *CONFETTI!* I wanted to make a fanmix or something, but I still haven't made it back to my apartment, so...I couldn't. But definitely on it was going to be this song, so, um, there you go.
So basically, Lia, THANK YOU. Thank you for being an awesome friend, for being my twin, for always sticking around to cheer me up when I need it, for laughing with me at the most ridiculous things, until we both totally can't breathe, for completely vindicating my even making an LJ, and for...you know, everything. Like, thanks for not actually being a creepy 40-year-old stalker, because that would have made all those times we've met up reaaally weird, and also, totally confirmed all of my mom's suspicions about the internet. So yes, THANKS, and ILU, and also, we need to get a move on on our Halloween costumes, because it's almost September, and we NEED to rock that parade, hello. :D

...I feel like I had more to say here. IDK - it was my mom's birthday yesterday (HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, MOMMY, even though you will never read this, and also, I totally wished you actually on time yesterday)! I only saw my first full episode of CSI:NY this past weekend, but I also discovered it makes me ridiculously happy (EDDIE CAHILL LOOKS LIKE SEAN MAHER, COME ON. Also, Danny is adorable, and Melina Kanakaredes is rockin' it for the curly-haired chicks!!)! Schuyler Fisk is adorable and I want her to be my girlfriend (and there miiiight be a pimping post about her soon, so watch out for that, maybe)! WOOOOOO.
splits_thesky: (pooh: best bear in the world)
This entry was going to be about a lot of things, but mostly it was going to be whining about the heat. SERIOUSLY, guys. Ooookay, I mean, it isn't TOTALLY ridiculous like the folks in the northwest are getting, but (*puts on whiner voice*) it's really hottttt, you guyssssss. More than that, it's been humid as FUCK, which is not appreciated for several reasons. One, I HATE HUMIDITY, and two, I have no AC in my apartment. Thaaaaat's right, no AC - and while I do have fans, fans are good at cutting dry heat, and nooooot so great at doing ANYTHING AT ALL about humidity. Last night I had both my fans on, was sitting directly in front of one, with it just pointed straight at me, and I was STILL SWEATING. It was awful, guys.

Cut to today... )
splits_thesky: (Default)
Hey, so, turns out the summer is just as hectic as school times!!

For good reason, though - my cousin got married on Sunday (technically, my second cousin, but we've lived about 10 minutes away from them for, like, 20-odd years, so they're pretty much my immediate family)! And, to make matters more exciting, she got married to one of my parents' (and her parents', as a result) really good friends' son. So, while there was technically a "bride's side" and a "groom's side", everyone knew everyone, and it was just good times all around. We had to help get everything ready (because, since we're brown, we had to have about a million different events), so it was craaaazy hectic, and the weather decided to be craaaazy humid all the while, but it was still, overall, good times.
Oh, and it's a tradition for everyone to get mehndi(/henna) put on their hands (supposed to be auspicious), so my left hand currently looks like this. It's fading fast, though, which is making me sad. :(

Also, because of the wedding, my brother, sister-in-law and my nephews flew in from San Francisco!! So they're here for a while now, which is great, but which also gives me no time, because I usually spend my days running around after some nephew (well, actually running around after the 2-year-old, metaphorically running around after the 3-month-old). It's fun, I mean, and I love these kids to death, but it doesn't exactly give you a lot of free time.

I've also been listening to my new favorite band, Parachute, of course! They're going to be playing a show in NY on Saturday, which I was going to go to, but it turns out I can't, because I have to nephew-sit the whole weekend (ironically enough, because my brother and sister-in-law are going up to NY to visit some friends). BUT, I would stroooongly urge all of you nearby to go check them out, because they are AWESOME, and you will love it. I promise.

Anyway, bedtime beckons now, so I must away. Hopefully I'll be able to snag more internet time, but until then, I'm at least grabbing enough time to be able to keep up with my flist, so keep on keeping on with all your wonderful posting, kidlets!! ♥♥
splits_thesky: (misc: reason #398475)
Haaaay, 5 AM posting (aka, NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN, BREAK.)!!!

Anyway, this entry actually has a point (shock, I know!)!! And here it is - you guys, I think I may have just stumbled onto my newest obsession. And guess what, it's a band! And guess what else, they're not even in bandom!!

Meet Parachute! )

Yeaaaaahhhh, soooo.
I'm turning you on to a good thing, here!!
splits_thesky: (Default)
Wait, wait, I'm sorry.

Dear flist, NO ONE decided to make a First of May-related post today?? Generally, there're about FIVE, all in a row. FALLING DOWN ON THE JOB!!

It's totally okay, though, because I realize I've been falling down on the job, too (...the posting job, that is). Right now, though, I'm mainly just trying to make it out of this semester ALIVE.
About a month ago, my semester-attention-span toooootally wore out, and since then my slackerness has just been getting worse and woooorse. Now, at least, though, I only have finals-related stuff to do. I mean, my last day of class isn't until Monday, but I got through all my random, end-of-semester work, so...huzzah??

Anyway, so, IMMINENT FINALS, AAAAAAAHHHHH!!! I'm back home, though - most probably I'm just going to go in to Philly for my finals, and bring back suitcase-loads of stuff whenever I can (because I'm only taking courses the second half of the summer, so I'll be home at first). It's nice to be back, I gotta say, and not only because my kitty is so warm and snuggly (which, surprise, he IS!).

Oh, also, I've, kind of randomly, been catching up on movies I never saw, and always meant to. IDK, it just sort of happened?? But yeah, so now I've FINALLY seen Fight Club, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2, Clue, Shaun of the Dead, aaaand Hot Fuzz. Mostly, I came out of it with a massive newfound crush on Simon Pegg (<33333333333, omgggg), a strong desire to be a Ghostbuster for Halloween, and saying things like, "...I am Jack's complete lack of surprise", and of course, "Fl-flames...FLAMES, ON THE SIDE OF MY FACE...". Ahhh, GOOD TIMES. :D
splits_thesky: (pd: you saw me when i was invisible)
Hay, flist, guess what??

That's right, I loooooooooooove you!!<3333333333

Happy Valentine's Day, kiddies! )

splits_thesky: (misc: i love you is that okay)

So, this semester, even though it just started, was really nooooot going well. ...I was going to write out this whole thing about everything that was crap, but let's just say - well, it was CRAP. I started feeling myself falling into that rut of apathy I generally only get at the end of a semester, and I really did not have high hopes for the next couple months. But one day, kind of randomly, I decided this was going to be, like, my new theme song:

I tend to do things like this, though, and generally, they reaaally have no bearing on anything at all, much as it pains me to admit. But....somehow, this time it worked?? I don't know, guys, I'm still kind of hesitant to admit it, in case it feels the need to disappear or something, but - life is good right now. I mean, boring, yes (right now, life = school, for realz), and I am TOTALLY still in the running for Most Awkward Person to Ever Awkward (Lia, I almost sent you a text today that said, "OMG I JUST AWKWARDED ALL OVER THE PLACE", lulz) but I'm...kind of rocking it?? IDEK!!

Aaaanyway, so, in the spirit of life being awesome, I figured I'd share some happy music with y'all, that's sort of been my soundtrack for the last couple days. Sooo, onward!! )

Aaaaand now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go write a paper (but I'm totally still feelin' good, what is THAT).
splits_thesky: (disney: all things fabulous)
This weekend, I only really did two things. But by gum, they were BIG things!!!:

1. On Saturday (uhhh, pretty much all day), I wrote a 10-page paper. Which, okay, I have never written a paper longer than 5 pages in my LIFE (I mean, there was that time I wrote 12 pages all at once, but that was at least for two different classes!), so I consider this a win! PLUS, I was writing about "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", right, and, not only did I not whine ONCE about how I hated the poem (which...generally happens), I still love Samuel Taylor Coleridge buckets!! ...I have no idea what happened, you guys, but I think it's safe to say that Sammy T has officially been welcomed into the hall of my Academic Homeboys (um, which also includes Shakespeare, Homer, Darwin, and Gregor Mendel).

2. ........Okay, YES, I have fallen completely into the pit that is High School Musical. I mean, I was sort of there already, but this weekend there were ship manifestos and actually well-done chaptered fics, and LORD KNOWS I CAN'T RESIST THAT.
So, uh, here I am, now! I'm not sure whether or not I'm super excited for HSM3, though. Because, I mean, MORE CRACK, but also, if the rumors I'm hearing are true, and ...am I really spoiler-cutting for High School Musical??? WOW. )
...I have a feeling excitement is going to win out, though, especially because I spent all non-paper parts of my weekend whirling around in the HSM-vortex. But, I mean, REALLY, how can you not totally love THIS??? )
splits_thesky: (bandom: saporta: throw yer fangs up)
So, just got back from seeing Cobra Starship!!! \o/


Anyway, in addition to being mostly dead (but thrilled!), I smell, SO BADLY. Like, TMI, maybe, sorry, but it's not even ME, mostly, just that everyone there was SO FRICKIN' SWEATY, like that wave of people really was made of water, and they'd all just gone swimming in it. And generally I'd back off of people's sweat and stank, but I was SO DETERMINED to not let those weemos completely own the floor, so I was fighting my way through the B.O. like nobody's business. And so, yes, now I have to go take a shower (my sweat, I don't mind so much!! But the 40-odd people who got THEIR sweat all over me?? Yeah, that I mind). And then do homework, and then sleeeeeeeep, glorious sleeeep (\o/ !!!). WISH ME LUCK ON THIS GLORIOUS ADVENTURE, GUYS.
splits_thesky: (bandom: mcr: savior of the broken)
This was going to be one of THOSE posts - you know, the kind where my "angst" and "whining" tags get pulled out, but...it's not anymore. And it's not that I still don't feel the same things I did, um, this morning, but I've sort of just realized that, you know, I'm AWESOME, and people who don't recognize that are just making their lives less so (and also that the average college student is a complete douchebag, and I wouldn't want to associate with those kinds of people anyway, but let's not even go into that).

So, my lovely friends, here is some music for you! That song right there, "The Show", by Lenka is a powerful little ditty - it managed to get my thoughts about things right, make me feel better about it all, and, uh, dance around in my room every time it played.


ETA: Oh, I forgot to say, also good is Trouble is a Friend. Actually, if you listen to both these songs back to back, this one first, you'll pretty much have my day.
splits_thesky: (himym: mrs.&mr.&mr.)

So, it's finally time for something I've been meaning to post for a while now, but been to lazy to actually get around to! And what is that, you ask?? WELL.

So guess what, I love How I Met Your Mother! And, though, I adore everyone on the show, I've pretty much always been a passenger on the Good Ship Ted/Lily/Marshall. And so, after a mad marathon of episodes, complete with much "DSKUHJSODIFUJSAD OT3!!!1!!1!!11!!" flailing to [livejournal.com profile] boheme06, I was so overcome with love that I had to...well, make a fanmix.

and OH LOOK, here it is! )

And, now, if you want to also explore the other portion of HIMYM love and AWESOMENESS, [livejournal.com profile] boheme06 made a Robin/Barney mix!! Check it out, guys, because it is AMAZING. ♥♥
splits_thesky: (misc: reason #398475)
Okay, so, as I'm going to a John Mayer concert tomorrow (SO EXCITED, OMGGGGG!!!! And I'd be, anyway, but, okay, it's at the Susquehanna Bank Center, right? And, get this, this lady on the board at my mom's company friggin' OWNS Susquehanna Bank, and so now we have FREE, VIP TICKETS, OH MY GODDDDD SFGUASUDFIHSDFSDUIF), it dawned on me that not everyone has seen THE BEST THING EVER IN THE WORLD!!!!
And what is that, you ask??
Well, just this:


I don't care if you are a JMayer fan, hater, are just indifferent towards him, or even have never heard of him before, DOWNLOAD THIS, AND WATCH IT.

It's a little, quirky, HILAAAAAAAAARIOUS - well, TV show, sort of, that John did randomly a while back. It aired on VH1 a couple times, generally at, like, 2 AM, but I'm not sure if it still does. Anyway, it is quite possibly the most amazing thing I have ever seen - and I know I say that a lot, okay, but, SERIOUSLY. Like, John Mayer is one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE people-I-don't-actually-know, aaaaand yeah, this is one of the (many, MAAAAAAAANY) reasons why. I - just - seriously, I cannot say "DOWNLOAD THIS!!!!!!" enough. Here, let's say it a couple more times:


Yeah, am I being annoying yet?? Well, I'll stop, if you WATCH IT!!!

And dudes, you won't regret it, okay, it's AMAAAAAAAAAAZING. And also part of the reason that Pete Wentz's mancrush on John did not surprise me in the LEAST. Everyone has a mancrush on John Mayer!!! ....and if you don't, you'll have one after you watch this!!
So, here, to take us out:

featuring appearances by: Trick Daddy, fangirls, male pattern baldness, a bear suit, and MORE!! ...and AWESOMENESS!!!! YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT.
splits_thesky: (firefly: sean: omgz!!!1!)
You guys, I'm a little bit in love:

(this is what happens when your method of procrastination is clicking around on youtube!! idek what's going on, guys.)
splits_thesky: (Default)

DONE, AND DONE. \o/ !!!!!!!!!

And now, I am off to eat/nap (I had to wake up at 5 this morning, gag)/watch How I Met Your Mother (and, sidenote to you guys who watch: Ted/Marshall/Lily, y/y?? ...and I have a buttload of proof, so that's mostly a rhetorical question. Even more than it was when I just wasn't giving you another option, I mean. :D)!! WOOOOOOOOOOO.


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