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Jack’s Mannequin and Relient K

Yesterday Laura came up to visit and to see a Jack’s Mannequin and Relient K concert, which was our Fall 2010 concert. At first, I was excited about this concert because I liked Relient K, but upon listening to some of their music in preparation, I realised that I did not like them as much as I had originally thought. So I went to this concert not expecting much simply because it is much more enjoyable when you actually recognise songs.

But I have to say, I had fun. And I have a bone to pick with Truman. If you are going to buy a ticket for a concert, wait in line for about an hour, and then fight your way into the mob of people in front of the stage, what the hell is the point if you are going to just stand there for two hours? Seriously, a handful of friends and I were some of the few people getting into the music. Most of the crowd was singing along, but refused to actually show their interest. It just seemed like a waste of time.

And at first I thought, “It is the beginning of the concert, maybe people will get more lively as it goes on.” WRONG! There were maybe two songs in which the majority of the group started dancing. I just do not understand. If you really like the band enough to be there, then why not get into their music? And if you are only there because it was cheap and you had nothing better to do, then how about you go sit down in the stands? Or, like me, you could still enjoy yourself. I mean come on. I recognised two songs, and one of them was ‘Africa’ by Toto. IT IS NOT EVEN ONE OF THE BANDS’ SONGS!

All in all, I had fun; even if I spent the last half of the concert drifting into sleep. I find it reassuring that I can fall asleep in a concert. It means that I can probably fall asleep just about anywhere.

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So Sue Me

So I didn’t get back into my room until 2.30 this morning, so looks like I forgot to post yesterday. Oh well. On the bright side, I watched three movies last night, so that was fun. I also kicked ass at LIFE.

I think today is going to be spent cleaning my room. Hopefully I will finish and not have to worry about this again until end of semester, but I rather doubt it. As much as I like to clean and organise, I am horrible at maintaining any level of organisation. Guess that’s just the INTP in me.

So sorry about not posting yesterday, I will try to be better about that from now on.

-Ryujin

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Almost Missed It This Time

Totally almost forgot to write tonight. Good thing my blog is one of my most visited sites on Google Chrome, or I would have failed early in the game.

Anyway, I had something interesting happen today, and was excited for having something to actually write about; and I have forgotten it. But in other news I have finished organising my desk. Unfortunately it is the drawers of my desk, and so it still looks like I am a complete slob. Oh well.

And I have nothing more to say to you people. I bid you farewell.

-Ryujin

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Not Much New

So it may be 11.30, but I promised to write everyday, and write everyday I shall.

I honestly can’t think of anything fun or exciting that I did today. I reorganised my bookshelf so that my textbooks actually stand up rather than sit on top of each other. Pathetic as it may seem, but that makes me feel really accomplished because that has bothered me for a long time. So now all I have left to do is reorganise the rest of my room and I will be done.

Well enough of this. Hey, I said I would write, I never said I would write a lot. I’m going to go back to listening to the Music of Glee.

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Bleh

So, I drove up to Dairy Queen today to pick up a schedule for this coming week. I had  already resigned myself to the fact that the majority of my time these next three weeks would be spent working, so you can imagine my surprise when my manager told me that she didn’t have any hours to give me this week. This is basically the best news I have heard in a while.

But it also means that I have to keep myself entertained for four days until Christmas. As I’m sure you have gathered (even if reading this is your only interaction with me) I have a very short attention span. Example: In the past hour I have, in this order, listened to Lady Gaga for ten minutes, read for ten minutes, trudged upstairs and tried to sit through The Santa Clause 3, got bored, and repeated the process.

So having nothing to do for the next week bodes ill for me. And as my family does not have wireless internet, that means my time on the interwebs is rather limited. If all else fails, I guess I could always try to read my chemistry textbook, which I bought back home for some unfathomable reason.

So I guess that the moral of the story is I will most likely cut myself, just to know what it feels like (I have legitimately thought about this, but more on that later). Happy Holidays!

-Ryujin

PS. As you may know, getting new socks is one of the most exciting things that can happen to me (I am basically Dumbledore). I have two new pairs of bed socks, and they are the softest socks that I have ever worn. Okay, bye for reals this time.

Days Until Christmas: 5

Edit: I just realised that Christmas is way bigger than anything else in my Cloud of Doom. This amuses me.

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Previously on “Life” …

So, finals week is upon us here in Kirksville, and I get the feeling that I should be much more stressed out. I mean, I only have two comprehensive finals, but I see everyone cramming like crazy, and I feel like I should be doing the same. However, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that finals week is my favourite week of the year. Not only do I not have any classes, but it seems that there is always something to do; even if it is just watching Saw with Missi’s house. That being said, I have probably eaten more junk food in the last four days than in the last four months. And tonight is Reading Day Eve. This should be interesting.

In other news, this past Friday I met the only other furry in Kirksville, a senior at TSU, and it was freaking awesome. Not only can I say that I have met a friend from the internet IRL, but I now have a friend in the fandom, which is nice. And according to him, I didn’t come off as a complete freak, which is good.

That is actually something I am really self-conscious about. Don’t get me wrong, I love myself the way I am and do not plan on changing, but I realise that I am really weird. So I always worry that when I meet people for the first time that they won’t like me because I freak them out. And then it all kind of snowballs from there and I end up freaking out for nothing. Not to mention that while I love meeting new people and making new friends, I am terrified of the initial conversation. Maybe this has something to do with me being an introvert, maybe not.

Well, I’ve taken up enough of your time. I will try to post stuff more regularly in the future.

-Ryujin

Days until Winter Break: 3

Days until Christmas: 10

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Group Projects

Just putting this out there, I HATE group projects. They basically combine all of the worst things in the world for me. I have to interact with other humans, the majority of which are dumb arses. If i get to pick my own group, that is usually fine, as I just pick my friends and am done with it. But when either the groups are picked for you, or I don’t like any one in the class, then this is literally living hell for me.

Now, I don’t mind projects, except when they involve speaking in front of groups (as this one does); but I do mind when my group consists of two people who are just fine with putting everything off to the last minute. I am just as guilty as the next person when it comes to procrastination, but when something is due in three days, maybe it is time to start working. Just a thought.

But the worst thing is when I am the only one taking the project seriously, and so I end up doing all of the work. I don’t particularly care, but when members of the group tell me that we should probably get together and start the project, and I am already done, it just seems a little unfair. “Ryujin,” you might say, ” just don’t do everything. Make them help, too.” Easier said than done, I’m afraid. I don’t do groups well for the simple reason that other people’s ideas usually sound stupid to me.

Example: For this project, our group was supposed to find a topic related to technological advances through chemistry. When I asked my group members what they wanted to do, both of them said they didn’t care. so I chose a topic that I found interesting. When the time came to write a presentation outline, neither of them knew anything about the topic, so I ended up writing the outline myself. And of course, since I was the only one who had bothered to do any research at all, I ended up putting the presentation together. The only thing that my group partners will have contributed to this project will be their voices as they read off what I have already written.

Sorry for the rant, but honestly that is probably all I am going to use this blog for. So deal with it. Bitch.

-Ryujin

Days until Winter Break: 16 (aka Too Damn Many)

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