Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Necessary College Vocabulary, Lesson One

1. Sexile (n): comes from combining "sex" and "exile"; To banish a roomate from the room/dorm/apartment for the purpose of engaging in some lovin' relations with one's partner. Usually a pattern occurs where one roommate typically does all the "sexiling," i.e. getting ass, whilst the other more often becomes the "sexilee," resulting in their exile from the vicinity (and general lack of ass-getting.)

I totally got sexiled last night. I had to go into the bathroom to talk on the phone, but when that became occupied, I stood awkwardly in the living room and ate pickles.

2. Fire alarm (n): a screeching system of beeps, sirens and lights, equal in decibels to that of a jet engine, that must go off in college dormitories at least fifty times a month, especially when people are sleeping or showering.

After I had been sexiled, and the other and friends were all chilling around, the fire alarm went off. We thought nothing of it.

3. Spazzcakes (v): To freak out and go completely insane; (n) A state of extreme emotional and intellectual disorientation.

Then one of the roommates suddenly decided it was the candle one of us was burning that caused the fire alarm. This resulted in everyone suddenly going spazzcakes. Hint: (It was not the candle that caused the fire alarm.)

4. Fail (n, v, adj, adv): Self-explanatory.

I thought it would be a good idea to, instead of blowing out the candle, grab the candle and run. This resulted in drippy wax going all over my hand and arm, as well as the slick wood floor. Meanwhile the roommates were screaming to put on pants and get the hell outside or we would all burn to death.

5. Food Coma (n): When you eat so much food you feel sleepy and irritable and have no choice but to fall into a coma-like nap.

After all the stress, I cooked a whole pot of mac and cheese and, since no one would help me eat it, I consumed the entire box and fell into a food coma.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I am guilty

I am tired of musical theater.

I am tired of hearing my roommates sing theater songs.

I am tired of hearing youtube videos of musical theater songs blasting from the living room.

I am tired of hearing the people talk about type and audition material.

I am tired of hearing them judge their peers and friends so harshly.

I am tired of seeing the same kind of songs and the same movements and the same things from people performing.

I am tired of hearing people belt.

I am tired of being judged by everyone in a career choice that will have no impact curing world hunger or homelessness or any of the world's problems.

I am tired of musical theater and its cliches.

I am in a weird mood.

It's only a week into the semester and my career choice is already burning a hole in my enthusiasm. I am a terrible person and should be killed instantly.

I could mull on this longer, but I've got 2.5 songs to learn.

Mostly, I am just tired.

Please don't be too hard on me.

But I'm just tired of being a part of a field that will not care whatsoever whether or not I contribute or not.

As I write this, my roommate is on the phone talking to someone about her belt and how she used it on a song. And I am so happy for her. She's megafuckin super talented. I envy people who have no doubts, who never tire of discussing vocal arrangements and character choices. I just don't know what's wrong with me. Is it just that I don't have the right temperament for anything?

No, I'm not making any rash decisions, and changing my major. I love the collaborative art that is theater. I think, though, that the MT-Concentrate (not MT cocktail juice) is making me go a little crazy. I don't know. You know what, just ignore me. Kthxbai.

[/useless rant]

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

There's a llama at the end of this post

Ok: So I generally stray away from religion that's "organized" (most likely due to my decidedly disorganized personality) but it's really interesting to study and observe how people revolve their lives around religion... from an outsider's point of view, that is. Yes, we should all study religion and try not to be biased against any of them. (Which doesn't happen. Everyone's a little biased. I have to try really hard to not be biased against the predominant faith in Texas and all of the states for that matter, but it's hard)

Judging by that intro, you'd think this would be a long rambly rant-y post, but alas, it's not. It's a comparison of quotes.

A biblical quote one of my friends recently posted on facebook reads "Trust in the lord with all your heart and do not trust your own understanding." or something to that effect.

However, a popular quote among Buddhist scriptures reads "
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, even if I [the Buddha] have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own understanding." (Truth be told, it's one of my favorite quotes of all time since it promotes being an independent thinker)

Interesting, no? Generally, all faiths preach goodness and kindness and helping the fellow man... but this, my friends, is one way in which they severely differ. Food for thought. [Insert deity of choice here] bless. Y'know, if you're into that. :)

And now, to relieve the headache I've most likely given you via my ramblings, here is a picture of me and a llama.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Nanananananananananana BATMAAAAAN batmaaaaan

Nanananananananananana BATMAAAAAN batmaaaaan

Saturday, January 2, 2010

That Entry That Everyone Writes God I Am So Conventional

Since my wonderful favoritest person Kelly wrote a beautiful entry to ring in the new year on her blog, I decided that I should get down to it and finally make some new year resolutions.

1. I will improve my conversation skills in Japanese. This means I'll have to learn Katakana (one of the three alphabets) as well as some Kanji (the dreaded Chinese characters)
And I wanna learn the basic, basic, basics of French and Spanish and Chinese and Korean. And maybe Italian too. Actually, I will just devote a whole lot of time to learning lots of languages.
2. I will read many more books
this is very similar to Bird's. We both are new proud parents of Kindles so that should help.
3. I will lose about five-ish pounds
and I really mean it this time. But it'll mostly be about changing diet since exercising makes me want to kill myself and I do feel guilty about how much sugar I consume.
4. I will not eat meat unless it is absolutely necessary
i.e. family gathering where my grandma will disown me if I don't eat her beef because "we're made of meat" and all the other stupid excuses they came up with in the 50's to justify all the disgusting things they ate.
5. I will figure out what it is I want to do with my life.

Ok, so lots of people don't know this until they reach mid-life... but seeing as I'm a theater major who doesn't even know if this makes me happy, I figure I've got to do something before I find myself wallowing in unhappiness.
6. I will write music
and poetry and plays and short stories and I won't hide them in shame, even if they really are terrible.