Monday, October 12, 2009

Festivities of the Weekend

Fuzzy hat + devil horns. Could I be anymore strange?Against my better judgment, I am going to post this awful picture of me. Stephen and I were in Goodwill in Indiana PA and he was like, please take a picture in this hat, and I was like OK! and then he was like put it on your blog and I was like yeah...! Now I look at it and I'm like good god, I look ridiculous. Oh well. See that, Stephen? I did it. And you also now have a picture of me in the WVU hoodie. I bet this is your favorite picture of me.

When we were up at IUP, Stephen also bought us matching Wolverine tshirts from Old Navy, because we ARE that cool, an incredibly sexy Blackberry case, and two handmade rings. I'm somewhat of a ring collector. When I'm on some sort of memorable journey and there happen to be handmade rings for sale nearby, I have to get one. I have about six so far from various moments in my life. The first one has a special place in my heart as the "Nine Dollar Garrison Day Ring" which I bought at the local craft show during my break from waitressing at Levanti's. Good times.

Also involved in our trip was a jacuzzi tub in our hotel room, watching the Pens game, and me trying my damnedest to get Stephen drunk. I almost succeeded. I on the other hand drank an entire bottle of pinot grigio, and busied myself with muttering about my crazy face, the photo of which is posted on my Facebook. And you'll just have to become my friend to see it.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Love for Final Fantasy X

FFX OSTInteresting day today. After hesitating opening the recently acquired Final Fantasy X soundtrack, I finally busted it open today and basked in the glory. I don't know why I waited a few days to open it. Maybe it's just kind of a big deal. I've wanted this soundtrack, all 91 tracks of it, since I spent that summer playing the game and shying away from sunlight. That was, I don't know, 8 or 9 years ago? I don't feel like looking it up. I just know that the soundtrack was an ungodly amount of money back then, and it just wasn't something I could buy. Recently I found that, plus the Piano and Vocal Collections, for an insanely cheap price on eBay, and even though I have no job and there's a little too much money on my credit card, I still bought it. And so I hesitated. It just makes me so geekishly happy. Some of those tracks..."Thunder Plains", the "Hymn of the Fayth", good old "To Zanarkand"...I can't help but know that that game, that music, created a lot of what I am today. That, and Elizabeth Haydon's Rhapsody, is why I started writing fantasy and why I have all of these musical scores.

So while I was listening, I realized that I hate my main male protagonist in my current novel work in progress. I hate him. He reminds me of Tidus from Final Fantasy X and that is a terrible thing, because he annoys the hell out of me. Auron is probably my favorite Final Fantasy character of all time, and it struck me that I have a character who is minutely like him. Basically in the silent, dark, badass way. He's just so much more interesting. Now I hate my main guy and that's a problem. I don't know. I guess we'll see where it leads.

Well, I'm off to pack a little bit because Stephen and I are going to Indiana, PA for homecoming at IUP. I'm not sure whether or not I want to drag my laptop along, or whether there will even be any free Wifi to be found, so I'm not sure about Caturday tomorrow. I guess we'll see.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Large Fries, Here I Come

For some reason or another, I haven't posted in over a week. I can't even imagine a reason why this is, because nothing has been very different. Actually I did have a story due for my fiction class on Monday, so yeah that explains why I forgot about Caturday. Or maybe I just have awful memory and couldn't even tell you what happened in my 9:30 class this morning?

Anyway, Stephen bought me a Snuggie. A leopard print Snuggie. Yes, he supports my weirdness. I've been meaning to take an amusing photo of me in it but that just hasn't happened for some reason. I think it's because every time I have a moment to do it, I just crawled out of bed or I'm so exhausted that my eyeballs feel like they're going to fall out and roll away at any moment. Yesterday I tried to record a weblog on my Flip, but the battery died and I had limited time to figure out how to remedy that. So perhaps tomorrow, or another time during my epic weekend coming up.

But all I know right now is that I can't concentrate on the screen anymore because I really want a Santa Fe chicken salad from Applebee's, or a root beer float, or a Whopper, or an oil and garlic linguine dish with spinach and onions and red peppers. I guess I can't complain about whatever I'll be eating today though. The only reason I can eat is because Stephen gave me some cash. So thank you, Stephen, for feeding my obsession of McDonald's Monopoly month even though it's impossible to win. I'm sure you're thinking that it's just an excuse to eat large fries and such, but no, that is not it at all. Absolutely not.