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25 Jan

SOOOOOOO the reason I haven’t been blogging for the last couple weeks is because I got grounded. This is the only time I’ve had in a while to actually blog. Oh, the horror!

But what I wanted to talk about is birthdays.

I just HATE it when you realize you’re friend’s birthday is coming up and you haven’t gotten them anything yet. Now, with me it’s simple. I always get people something, and I usually get it around a month in advance. However, this month wasn’t exactly the case. What with me getting in trouble, it being the new year, and mid-terms, I haven’t gotten around to getting this guy anything yet. OMGZ! (Oh my gawd zombies) It bugs me to the extreme, and I’m started to get worried. What if I never get him anything? (Ridiculous, I know. I have time, I think I’ll make it.) I HAVE to get him something! I will feel horribly guilty and seem like such a monster. And I don’t want that! Plus, I’m awful when it comes to getting something for a guy. I can go out and shop for hours for my girl friends, but when it’s a guy I’m shopping for I freeze up. I’m not a dude, how should I know what he would ask for on his birthday? With girls it’s always jewelry or makeup or something with glitter and sparkles on it. Guys? Not so much. I don’t think glittery things are considered very manly.

So, that’s my mini rant of the day, the first on in a long time. I’m such a person!


It’s Not a “Cool Story, Bro.” This is Depressing, So Listen Up.

11 Jan

My Friend: Cool story, bro.

Me: WHAT?!! Were you NOT listening to that incredibly awesome and inspiring lecture I gave you on the difference between the words ‘their’ and ‘there?!!’

My friend: …Not really. Was I supposed to?

Me: -___- I hate you.

And this is my reaction to people when they say, “Cool story, bro.” It’s kind of rude and inconsiderate, especially if I was talking about something really important to me. And usually I don’t talk about serious stuff because I am an incredibly stupid person who doesn’t take things seriously. (Actually, I lie. I’m extremely gullible. Once my friend was telling this really crazy story about what he did after school one day and I totally believed him.) Anyway, it’s just… annoying. What if you were talling me about how your cat died and you were all sad and stuff and I said,

“Cool story, bro. Tell it again. Oh, and while you’re at it can you make me a sammich? With mustard. Yeah. Mustard.”

Like dude. Seriously? That was incredibly rude, even without the sammich-making part.

So yeah. You got to see a piece of my mind today. YAY!!

Are You Illiterate?!

15 Dec

It disturbs me greatly that people cannot seem to spell. Especially when technology gets involved. People seem to be increasingly dependent on spell check and other things because they simply cannot figure out the correct spellings to simple words. Some can’t find the difference between their, there, and they’re.
‘There’ is used to describe a location or place.
They left the wrapped gifts there.
‘They’re’ is simply a contraction of ‘they are’
They’re leaving Christmas Gifts at peoples houses.
And ‘their’ is used to indicate possession.
Their hearts were full of holiday cheer as they left gifts at peoples houses
See? Was that so hard to understand?
It also bothers me when people use texting language 24/7. Some people even use it in their rough drafts for English essays! I mean, come on! Using ‘r’ for ‘are’ and ‘u’ for ‘you’ is not acceptable. You’re perfectly capable of using proper grammar in the real world. Texting language should be limited on the internet too. Most of the time when I read things important of the internet with many errors in spelling and grammar I get bored and frustrated with the piece of work and don’t take it seriously. Why? Because it’s unprofessional and makes you look dumb. Limiting your vocabulary only hinders your writing abilities.
Watch me have a million spelling errors on this post.

My Apples are Malfunctioning

12 Dec

So I checked out my blog to make sure that all my posts for the past week or two look good if I’m logged out, and guess what I saw?
There has been NOTHING POSTED.
For some reason the app didn’t post all my updates for the past week. I am not amused. I was looking forward to a great and incredible start to the month and it flops on me. Like a big mushy pancake. Ewwhh. Anyway, since I can’t possibly write 11 more posts in one day, I will write two posts a day for the next few days to catch up on my blogging. And I will double check to make sure my apps are updating my blog properly. (I blog primarily from my phone. Apples is code word for apps, in case you were wondering about the title.)
Why does the world of technology hate me? I thought they would love me for all the crap I put on the internet but apparently not because NOTHING IS FREAKING POSTING!!

I Am a Derp

27 Nov

Ok so I haven’t posted anything on my blog for a few weeks.
That makes me the worst person on the planet. Why? I will tell you why. I PROMISED you guys I would keep up with the Word of the Week, and I PROMISED you that I would update weekly. And I haven’t.
What is wrong with me? I am a dream-crusher.
But I swear I will make amends. Sure, this month was rocky, but I have decided to blog every day in December. How does that sound? Yes very good. New content everyday and exciting things to read. I swear. I won’t forget you guys ever again. In the meantime, this month is almost over, so I am going to spend the next couple days preparing myself and enjoying the last few days of illiteracy before I go back to chipping my fingernails off on the keyboard while typing.
I will be back.
December 1st.

Of Detention and Musical Sugary-ness

18 Oct

So you all know I had to serve my detention today, and it didn’t quite go as I expected. Instead of the teacher making us do a bunch of work, she had us sit for forty-five minutes in silence. (That rule was kind of broken because my friend and her friend were talking the whole time…) I admit, I couldn’t stand the silence. I solved this by taking out my flute, checking the keys, polishing it, etc. I sat for about half an hour doing this and eventually, I finished checking it. The only thing I hadn’t done was tune it. I sat for a few minutes, debating my options. The teacher was right in front of me, and I could either break out in song and get in trouble, or inconspicuously begin tuning it. Of course, I could have saved myself the time and effort by simply putting my flute away, but I was bored and I had left my sketchbooks in my locker so I couldn’t draw. Anyway, I put together all the pieces, lined up the holes, and then began playing really low notes and gradually getting higher, until I could tune it. My theory was that if I started with low notes, the teacher wouldn’t care and if I sloooowly worked up to a higher note, she wouldn’t really notice if the change was really gradual. I guess it worked, because she didn’t say a single thing about me playing the flute. That obviously means I’m NINJA because I can play my flute in detention.

BUT I wanted to talk about our lunch period, because that’s pretty weird too. But I am going to have to explain a few things to you first so hold on.

Okay, the first thing you need to know about our cafeteria is that it is huge. There a bazillion tables, and most of them get filled. The second thing you need to know is that everyone can sit where they want, but usually in the first week of school, people find their friends, pick a table, and sit at that table in the exact same spot every day for the whole school year. The cool gangster kids usually sit at the long tables at the back of the cafeteria by the windows. People like me sit with a whole bunch of nerdy awesome people at the front of the cafeteria. The upper-classmen eat outsides sometimes, and the mentally challenged kids sit in a section of the cafeteria tha is a little separate from the rest of the cafeteria. Oh, and the ‘outcasts’ sit in this back room thats kind of quiet, or at least, that’s what I have heard.

Anyway, our school has this whole healthy kick going on, so they took away the Iced Tea, cut down on some of the snacks in the vending machines, and reduced those little cookie packages to half their size. AND they replaced them with these slurpies.

Now, slurpies are not the most healthy thing. They are PACKED with sugar, so giving these to us was a bad idea. Today, my friend poured half of his in his coca-cola and shook it up and drank it. I dipped my crackers in it, because I decided they were to dry and tasteless. It was like dipping them in jelly. But that’s not the point. Another one of my friends mixed together both the flavors of slurpie and added some other things in to the mix. (I am not going to go into all the gory details because that won’t help me reach my point and I need to stop typing, my hands are cramping.) But what I’m trying to say is that you don’t replace the Iced Tea with slurpies. It just doesn’t work for a bunch of hyper-active freshmans. No. I don’t care what the administration says. YOU DO NOT GIVE HIGH SUGAR FOODS TO FRESHMANS!

Unless you want a lot of unfocused kids in your class, don’t give them sugar. Period.

The Bottom of the Hot Chocolate is Always Best

15 Oct

Seriously. You know what I mean. You go to the store and buy your hot chocolate, but it’s too hot to drink right at the moment, so you wait for a while. But in the end, the temptation of the hot chocolate wins out and you end up sipping the drink and burning your tongue. Therefore the beginning of the hot chocolate is the worst. But then, ten minutes later, the hot chocolate has cooled enough to drink comfortably and then you can enjoy the subtly sweetness and the dreaminess of the hot chocolate. And then, before long, you have reached the bottom of your cup. Here, you realize that you have two centimeters left in the bottom so you slowly drink the rest, but it’s so good because all the chocolate has sunk to the bottom (so it is pure chocolate heaven) that you guzzle the rest and instantly regret it. And then you want to buy another hot chocolate and repeat the whole process over again.
That is what happened to me this morning because I’m weird and don’t drink hot chocolate like a normal human being.
Anyway, what I really wanted to talk about was school.
So earlier in the week, my science teacher was out all period so we had a substitute teacher. We were instructed to fill out a sheet of paper as we watched an educational DVD. Well, me and my three friends sat down, filled out the whole sheet, and turned it in. The students in front of me all went crazy and were super loud and failed their assignment. Guess who got in trouble?

Me. The innocent bystander who got a near-perfect score on her paper.

I’m not really upset that I got a detention, it’s the fact that I got blamed for something I had nothing to do with, and all the bad kids got away with everything. I even explained my situation to the regular teacher and had several people to back me up, but she stubbornly refused to listen to me and take off the detention. Now, I have to serve a teacher detention on Tuesday, when I could have used that time to finish my art project, which is due Thursday. I also need help on my project because it is only halfway done and I still have a lot of work to finish. I considered filing a report, but it was over a little detention, so I don’t think it would have done anything except make me seem like a baby for not being able to handle a little time with the teacher. This is the injustice of our school.

Oh well, at least I have hot chocolate.


13 Oct

Don’t you just hate writers block? I was going to write something super cool and somewhat educational but instead I got bored and by brain died and now I can’t think of anything to write. So, I decided to talk about Facebook.

Facebook is going insane. Recently, they have been updating like cah-RAZY! It’s simply ridiculous! I mean, I don’t really think that all of the updates are stupid, but most of them are! Like, the chat update. All my friends are listed to the side of the screen, and only 5 of them are online. So now I have to scroll through the whole screen to find someone to talk to, and then by the time I find them, they go off to Hawaii or something because they don’t answer me! It’s not funny at all. Oh, and the whole business with the chat now linked to my inbox? Are people really getting so lazy that they can’t take those few extra seconds to click on their inbox and send someone a message? Come on!

I liked the old Facebook. It was simple, and there weren’t a bunch of ads messing up my page.

I promise I will write a longer in the near future… I’m just tired.

Check This Out!

12 Oct

Hey everyone! So a couple of my friends were asking me what NaNoWriMo is and I told them that it is National Novel Writing Month, and that they have the chance to write a 50,000 word novel in a month during November. It’s only a little over 1,300 words a day for all of November. It will be a bit challenging, but exciting too and I am awaiting the kick off of NaNoWriMo which takes place on October 30th. Here is the link to their site you can sign up for free and get more information.

Coffee and Malfunctioning Computers

10 Oct

I just want to say ‘thank you’ to my mom for buying me a medium expresso mocha thing at giant with dark chocolate. (Thanks Mom.) It was very delicious and I am happy that my brain is now functioning enough for me to write somewhat intelligently.

That said, I would like to say something to my computer.

“Computer, YOU SUCK!”

Now, you may be wondering why I am so angry at my computer. Well, I have a very valid reason. As you know, I love to blog. I try to blog every day, and I spend a good hour or sometimes two if I find a good topic. (Like yesterday, I found very educational and interesting information on rattlesnakes. In fact, yesterdays post was the longest post I have ever done.) Well, my family is very busy, and we all need to use our imac. I am constantly interrupted when blogging and need to open a new tab so my family members can get on the computer. Sometimes, I will get up for a quick bathroom break and my dad will jump on the news and close my tab accidently, so I lose all of my work I have done and I have to start all over. As a result, my reproduction of the original post is never as good as the one I did on the first place and I am angry at having to retype all my work and mad at my dad for causing the trouble. So, to save the pain that comes with blogging, I hopped onto my mini computer. (You know those tiny hp mini computers that the TV used to advertise all the time? Well, we bought one a while back, before the imac. After we got the imac, however, we kind of abandoned the tiny computer and our old clunky windows computer we have.)

Let me give you some background information before I get farther into the story and you get totally confused. My family moves a lot because of my dad’s work. As a result, every house we move into has to have a new internet connection set up. At my house in Havertown, the internet connection worked fine on all three of our computers. (The hp mini, the windows computer, and the imac computer.) We then moved to our current house our Wyomissing. We set up a new connection here, and then successfully hooked up the imac to our new internet.

Here’s the thing. At first, the imac was the only thing connected to the internet besides my family’s collection of iphones. (My mom, dad, my brother, and I all have iphones, ranging from the 3g to 4g models, probably soon expanding to the legendary 5 model, thanks to my dad. Oh, and possibly the ipad that my dad also wants to get.) However, after everyone started using the imac, My dad set up the windows computer for me to use so I could work without interruption. Then, the windows computer died. It totally crashed on me. My mom likes to use the term ‘bombed.’ So, I tried to use the hp mini.

It didn’t work.

My dad spent three hours trying to figure out how to connect the hp mini to our internet connection. It simply wouldn’t work. I just tried to connect it but I couldn’t even find the connection panel. So now, I have to open a Microsoft Word document, type out my blog posts, save it to my flash drive, and then take my flash drive over to the imac. There, I have to plug in the flash drive, find the document, open it, go to my account, open a new post, copy and paste my word document to the post, and then format it to fit my blog.

It’s just too much work. I feel like I am about to cry.

However, I am going to try to convince my dad to take both computers into the store to try and fix the hp mini and then solve the puzzle of the internet. I think the windows computer is totally dead though, but my mom wants to get all of our baby pictures and stuff off of it so that is also a job for the store.

I miss my functioning little eight inch computer.

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