Friday, April 29, 2005
iPod!So as most of you guys know, I got an iPod shuffle the other day and I've been thinking...
I should give my new iPod a name! It does remind me of a specific name... I can't put my finger on it..
movie review.so I watched Stage Beauty.
Becky picked it out. It's about when guys played girls in English theatre. Then Claire Danes is all whiney about it. So she's all "I can play a woman too! I AM a woman!" So the King/emperor declares that women can play women and men cannot. Then the main guy who that always plays a women is now finding out that the can't act like a man, so him and Claire Danes start making out and like a week earlier he was shackin'up with this other guy... Claire Danes is so cheap.
Anyways, now Claire Danes realizes that she can't act at all. So she somehow seduces that guy into tutoring her on acting. It was all crazy. The end is sort of a twister, I don't wanna give it away... cause Claire Danes might actually end up dead... or not.
Saturday, April 23, 2005
How Frank spends his Friday off.well.. yeah.
yeah, I went shopping with the girls at Town East Mall for banquet dresses. Town East is sooo far away! And emily drove like a maniac. At least Angela wasn't driving. I heard she was a worst driver. So after almost getting into several car accidents, we get to town East mall. The girls look at dresses, while I listen to my headphones. Emily picks out this awesome dress. I'm like 'oh yessssa!' Then they are all 'you can't pick out the first dress you try on!' rejected! Then we wonder the mall, which is kinda ghetto since they are like in the middle of construction. Finally we get somewhere. A place with lots of dresses. Emily tries on more. I like some, I hate some. meh. You'll have to go to the banquet to see which on she chose.
Oh and here are some random pics I took.
Top-left is Eric lounging on a cool zebra-striped chair. Top-right is a some odd calender with a small dog. I call it dog exploitation and abuse!! Bottom-left is Angela next to some crappy VS wall. VS has really let themselves go. When did the nerds start vandalize their own building? Bottom-right is perhaps the ONLY good picture of Eric taken in existance!!!! seriously.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
so close.I am so close to finishing school! SOO CLOSE! Why can't I be there now?
Anyways, things are in overdrive for me academically. I have so many assignments and studying I should be doing but I'm not. I'm not doing it yet cause I know if I procrastinate it enough... when I do start it.... it will be fast and painless. sweet.
But there is a little joy left of my college life. There's going to be an awesome party at Monica's on Saturday. It is going to be sweet. You know why? Cause I'm getting trashed! Something I won't be able to do when I grow up and get a job... ugh. Which reminds me... I'll collecting money for 'stuff'. You know who you are. You people who just come to the party last minute and drink everything! Arghhh! I'm so drunk with authority.
So in my CTV class today we watch an episode of Passions. and OMG! I think after a whole semester of watching soap operas, I'm finally getting why people like this crap! It's good! oh shit! I'm going straight to hell. So we watch it and it has 3 basic storylines... I like describing!
Love Triangle: So there's a stupid idiot guy who has to choose between the girl he married and the his baby's momma. He can't have both. He needs to choose!! and NOW! So the two girls explain there reasons why he should choose her. Gwen, the wife, is all like 'we're married!' and 'that other girl is evil! She stole my fetuses!' and 'remember that time when she dress up as me in a blonde wig and tried to have sex with you?!' And Teresa (baby's momma) is all like 'Do you want your child to grow up without a dad like you did?!' and 'you even told me you loved me and that you only married Gwen cause she was pregnant... and now she isn't!' "Thanks to you, Teresa!! You stole my embryos!!" replies Gwen. CRAZINESS! Anyways, he finally chooses Gwen because He took vows under God... of course that didn't stop him from knocking Teresa up!
Troubled Teen: So the teen girl is all trying to rebel against her Cop father by going out with a Night Club owner named Spike... did I mention that she tatooed his name on her thigh?! Anyways, the dad is all 'I'm gonna get that man behind bars!'. Meanwhile the stepmom can't to anything cause apparently the teen girl is all like 'If you tell my dad anything, he'll call my mom and she'll come back and then eventually her and my dad will get back together!!' The stepmom is like 'GASP!' So the teen ends up sneaking out of the house and the stepmom has to lie for her. So in the nightclub, the teen is starting to realize that maybe she is in over her head with dating Spike... as he takes her to his backroom/bedroom.
I'm his mother!: Beth, a crazy lady who stole a couple's baby at birth, has just took a DNA test and is waiting for the results. Only she knows that she stole that baby! So now she's hysterial talking to her mother who is obviously 'doing the voices'. Beth is all like 'Maybe I can get fake passports off of teh internet!' She goes to the computer and starts typing vigorously. heh. The mother's all like 'You stole their baby! Run away now!' Then Beth says 'I'll kill the birth mom!! If I can't have her, she won't either!' The mom shakes crazily around the room explaining how Precious (a nurse that helped the mom which is also an orangutan!... seriously!) has all the brains and could solve everything. Beth is all like 'once I kill the birth mother the birth father will understand me and then we'll start dating!!!' Beth's mom tries to explain how there was like 17 things wrong with her logic. Then Beth's all 'I gotta get those passports!!' then she goes back to the computer again.
MEANWHILE the real parents are in a park arguing about the situation. The mom has absolutely no reasoning behind her suspisions about the baby, cept the feeling she got when she held him and breast feed him...
YEAH! Beth, mysteriously couldn't breast feed your own supposed baby, so ironically the birth mom did!!! The husband says 'that happens all the time'
Oh man... Daytime Soaps are so twisted. Which is why I'll probably start watching Passions. Out of all the soaps to watch.. Passions is the most 'out there' ones. This particular episode didn't have the usual fantasy that Passions is known for like the Witch named Tabetha, zombies, a doll that turns into a little person, and Precious the nurse orangutan that just when back to Africa with her family.
Stupid Professor Griffin!
BUT we did get our very first straight guy response today! When asked why should the guy choose Teresa instead of Gwen, he replied "Cause Teresa is hotter!"... I think everyone in the class turned their heads and looked at him and thought 'What the hell are you doing here? This is a Soap Opera class, you fool!'
Monday, April 18, 2005
bored... and it's been a slow weekend.There's aot of these lists. I'll give explanations too!
[x] I've consumed alcohol duh. I'm IN college.
[ ] I've run away from home. not even close. I have helped my brother run away though. hehe.
[x] I have lied to my parents about where I am. yeah, I'm at a friend's house... you know.. my friend.
[x] I don't like Bush because from what I hear, he is dumb. meh.
[ ] I don't like Bush with my own reasons to back it up. reasons? meh.
[ ] I am for Bush.
[ ] I listen to political music.
[x] I shut others out when I'm depressed. i guess...sometimes... it's mostly my parents.
[ ] I open up to others easily.
[ ] I am keeping a secret from the world (who isn't?)
[ ] I watch the news.
[x] I own over 5 rap CDs.
[ ] I own an iPod or MP3 soon! soon, I tell you!
[ ] I own something from Hot Topic
[x] I love Disney Movies.
[x] I am a sucker for hair/eyes. I almost spazzed out when Emily said she had dyed her hair like Christy Chermak!
[ ] I don't kill bugs.
[x] I curse regularly.
[ ] I paid for that cell phone ring.
[ ] I am a sports fanatic.
[ ] I have "x"s in my screen name.
[ ] I've slipped out an "lol" in a real conversation.
[ ] I love Spam.
[x] I bake well. I cook!
[ ] I would wear pajamas to school. (or have)
[ ] I own something from Abercrombie.
[ ] I have a job.
[ ] I love Martha Stewart.
[ ] I am in love with love.
[ ] I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS.
[x] I am self conscious.
[x] I like to laugh
[ ] I smoke a pack a day.
[ ] I loved Perks of Being a Wallflower.
[ ] I loved Go Ask Alice.
[x] I have cough drops when I'm not sick. they are so tastey!
[ ] I can't swallow pills.
[x] I can swallow about 5 pills at a time no problem
[x] I eat fast food weekly.
[ ] I have many scars (physical and emotional)
[x] I've been out of this country.
[ ] I believe in ghosts.
[ ] I can't sleep if there is a spider in the room.
[x] I am really ticklish.
[ ] I see a therapist.
[ ] I love white chocolate.
[x] Bite my nails.
[x] I am comfortable with being me. It's been a long journey to self-acceptance and confidence... but I think I've finally achieved it. And there are a few people out there that think my confidence is a defense mechanism!! They are so wrong. This is me! I am who I am. I'm not going to conform into what YOU think I should be. I'm doing my own thing.
[ ] I play video games. (only if i have to)
[ ] Gotten lost in your city.
[ ] Saw a shooting star
[x] Been to any other country besides the united states
[x] Had a serious surgery oh yeah... and it happened right before summer band my frosh year in college. I had a really hard time. I was like almost going to quit. But didn't. I'm awesome like that. But I did get to skip morning rehearsals!! I know! I'm so pimp!
[ ] Gone out in public in your pajamas
[x] I have kissed a Stranger I was wild back in the day.
[x] Hugged a stranger
[x] Been in a fist fight in 5th grade.
[ ] Been arrested
[x] Pushed all the buttons on an elevator
[ ] Made out in an elevator
[x] Swore at your parents
[ ] Kicked a guy where it hurts
[x] Been close to love
[x] Been to a casino Reno, baby!
[ ] Been skydiving
[ ] Broken a bone
[x] Skipped school
[ ] Flashed someone
[ ] Played spin the bottle
[ ] Gotten stitches
[ ] Drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour
[x] Bitten someone
[ ] Been to Niagara Falls
[x] Gotten the chicken pox hehe, I got it.. then gave it to everyone in my family! Even when I was 11.. I was sooo awesome!
[x] Kissed a member of the same sex d'er.
[ ] Crashed into a friend's car
[ ] Been to Japan
[x] Ridden in a taxi
[ ] Been fired
[x] Ever had a crush on someone of the same sex
[x] Had feelings for someone who didnt have them back
[ ] Stole something from your job.
[x] Gone on a blind date you know how some people are all like "blind dates suck! well... it's true.
[x] Lied to a friend
[x] Had a crush on a teacher
[ ] Celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans
[ ] Been to Europe
[ ] Been married
[ ] Gotten divorced
[ ] Had children
[ ] Saw someone dying
[ ] Been to Africa
[ ] Driven over 400 miles in one day
[ ] Been to Canada
[x] Been to Mexico OMG, Roy... we seriously need to go back to Mexico sometime!! I'll always remember the wacky adventures of Me, Roy and Cory walking around El Tajin, going to the Mexican country clubs, going to the bank with armed guards, and standing on top of the pyramids!
[x] Been on a plane
[x] Seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show
[ ] Thrown up in a bar I have some control.
[ ] Eaten Sushi
[ ] Been snowboarding
[x] Been Skiing Winterpark! woot!
[x] Met someone in person from the internet it's not what you think... but still... don't ask.
[ ] Been to a motor cross show
[ ] Lost a child
[x] Gone to college
[ ] Graduated college soooooooo close!
[ ] Done hard drugs
[x] Taken painkillers Mmmm, hydrocodine. I remember when I first got the pills I had two of them and then went straight to church... that was HILARIOUS! especially since, they took me up to the front alter so everyone in the congregation could pray for me... while I wobbled all drugged up.
[ ] Had someone cheat on you
[x] Miss someone right now I miss my family. Ever since I've been in college, I've become so disconnected to them. I have to hear all the family news like 3 weeks after it happens or not at all. :(
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
street smartsOkay, so I recently read an ethnography about The Vice Lords: a well-organized gang in Chicago. The first half of the book was very much like any other ethnography. It discussed the social and cultural imperatives of this particular gang. Then the last part was an actual autobiographical account by a member of the gang.
After I read this part I nearly lost it.
Now I'm not one to generalize or go outta hand when it comes to a particular culture of people...
In particular, they speak on a term often used 'street smarts' and it had me thinking. What do people mean by this exactly? Does it even mean anything? Is it ironically used to make 'book smart' people feel stupid?
And I've come to the conclusion that the term 'street smarts' is completely stupid! Knowledge of the streets?! What a bunch of baloney! Anyone who uses this is idiotic! ESPECIALLY IN THIS CRAPPY, CRAPPY BOOK!
So, in the book, they talk about a person with 'street smarts' actually has an advantage over someone with only book smarts. A person with book smarts will never know things about 'the streets' and will have to learn 'street smarts' in order to be as knowledgeable as the 'street smart' people. OMG. I almost threw up.
Street smarts is a knowledge of streets. ONE STREET! The street you live on. There's like a trillion streets in the city of Chicago and one person with street smarts doesn't know any other streets buy his own!!! They only think that they know all of them... Why do you think that these gangs are always fighting?! It's cause one group thinks they know everything about everything! Two people both with street smarts disagree about meaningless social facts... they fight about it.
People with 'street smarts' are egotistical. Gang people are too!! They are so into themselves. They give themselves too much importance. They create their own little worlds based on their immeadiate surroundings and call it 'the world.' They equate what happens in their imagined world as the way to live a life. Walking around being unproductive... thinking that the world revolves around them and their 'way' is the way to 'survive' in the world they created. Of course if they woke up from their dream world they can realize that they can actually have a chance at living in the real world without all these self-fulfilling prophecies.
STREET SMARTS = ENDLESS CIRCLE OF STUPIDITY/ IMAGINED SOCIETY/ VIOLENCE
BOOK SMARTS = KNOWLEDGE OF BOOKS = SCHOOL LIBRARIAN
Sunday, April 10, 2005
whaa?I found this off of someone elses blog. It's amusing.
Saturday, April 09, 2005
goin homeSo I'm going home today. It kinda feels good to go home and rest from school and junk. Anyways, I know you guys are going to miss me alot so I thought I would search the internet for fun things to do, so that you guys won't be all "I miss Frank so much!"
Games/ Fun Activites
Catch the Fly!
Get hooked again! [Road Block]
Make your own Snowflake
Feed a model
The Man's Commandments
Prison Bitch Name Generator
Freshman project ideas!
How to become an Evil Overlord
for Emily's bro
some gene-altering crazy shit.
like death much?
Give this to your worst nemesis
reserved only for Christy Chermak
How can anyone possibly be evil enough for this?
Friday, April 08, 2005
hrm.I don't usually cut/paste things out of people blogs and seriously talk about them...but.. yeah.
Toni Morrison's Beloved generates two lines of thought in me:
He spelled 'ridiculous' wrong.
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
new looka New look for my blog! whatcha think?
Monday, April 04, 2005
I conquer you game!I totally beat that Road Block game!! It took me forever, but now I'm the master of it!! Muhahaha! Take it game!
Now, I can do my paper without interruption!
doing my paper!
Sunday, April 03, 2005
couple chatsWho argues over AIM?! That's crazy! And if you are going to do it... why do it over the length of your hair...
Emily: i think i want to cut my hair back to this length
Emily: i like it that long
ME: I don't!
Emily: why not?
ME: I like it long.
ME: and I'm using my 'boyfriend says' card.
Emily: it'll grow back
ME: but I want it long now.
Emily: but it's so much easier when it's shorter
ME: 'I like it long' is a better reason to keep it.
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