Archives for the month of: July, 2010

Before I continue, I just want to say that no, I have not drawn anything since yesterday. I figured typing the words “art” and “update” in the title box wasn’t really worth it. Moving on.

I am currently in the process of completing my psych homework.

That’s right, I said psychology.

I may have mentioned that I’m taking classes this summer, and today I’ve decided to specify. I’m taking an introductory psychology course, just to clear those cobwebs outta my brain and keep me up and running for at least part of the summer. I also really just enjoy learning about the functions of the human brain, so the class is actually a lot of fun. The only problem I have with it is the staggering amount of homework.

Speaking of work, my school gave us a summer reading list, which I have yet to start on. I feel bad because most of my friends are talking about all the books they’ve read so far, and I can’t tell ’em I’ve read anything. Because I haven’t. Yet here I am, updating my blog.

Short blog today. I like these.

Post up questions, comments, or random stuff!
~hedgehog

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So I’m kind of trying to work myself into a less-lazy state of mind for the rest of the summer. Obviously, that’s not gonna be too easy for me…but it’d better work out before school starts or else I’m gonna be screwed.

As I may have mentioned previously, I’m going into freshman year. I’ve figured out that I’m more of a “glass is half empty” type, especially when it comes to anything school or work related. So there are people out there who will look back at their high school years as the golden eras in their lifetimes…But the way I look at it, these few months of summer are my last months of freedom until I go off to college (and don’t get me wrong, college is a lot of work…but getting in to college is what I’m worried about). Looking on the bright side, though, I’ve now got my ADHD meds to help me stay focused, and I have my trusty friends to support me.

On a less existential note (not very existential to begin with, I know), I’m still trying to keep up with my artwork. Drawing’s something I do for fun, but I don’t really get around to drawing much, even though it’s a lazy summer. Besides, my dearest mommy CRUSHED MY DREAMS when I was about 10, by saying something like, “Don’t waste your time drawing. I know you like it, but you’re never going to be as good as your dad.” (daddy’s a professional storyboard artist). Mommy probably doesn’t even remember every saying that to me, but TRUST MEH MOMMEH, I DO.

Anyways, there was a 40% off art supply sale at Graphaids Art Supplies yesterday, which I’ve been looking forward to all week because I wanted to buy a bunch of copic markers. So mommy takes me there, and only let’s me buy FIVE MARKERS. Ah well, it’s better than nothing. So yeah, hopefully I’ll be using those new markers to color my drawing whenever I get around to it.

Today was the Obon Festival for the local Japanese American basketball youth club. My team’s job was to fry and sell wontons to raise money for the club, which–to put gently–was something I really was not particularly looking forward to. Much to my surprise, it was a lot of fun. I was probably born to be a salesperson.

Yehp. That’s it for today! Dad’s yelling at me to get off, so I miiiggghhhttt see you tomorrow. Possibly.

Drop by to ask questions, leave comments, or just to say hi. I’d appreciate that.

~hedgehog

OHK, so I don’t have too many goals for the summer, as you guys know. But one of the very few goals I did plan to achieve was to update my blog daily. MISSION: FAILED.

So here’s my post for today. I’m not gonna guarantee that you’ll be seeing one tomorrow (in fact, the chances of that are quite slim), but I certainly will make an effort. I’m really hoping I can work this blog into a routine or something.

Anyways, it is now officially SUMMER.  I’ve been out of school for a good 4 weeks now, but man, it hasn’t felt like summer until today.  It’s been pretty chilly and gloomy around here lately, so that’s thrown me out of the swing of things a bit.  So when the heat gets up to 90 degrees today, it’s goodbye, jacket, hello sunshine.  Hel-lo pool.  Helllllo tank top and shorts.  Hello flipflops.  And my personal favorite: hello laziness.

Cool days always make me feel like I have to do things to prevent myself from being bored, but for some reasons, hot  days make me feel like I’ll never, ever, ever be bored and I can pretty much laze around the house and fall asleep any day and everyday.  I wasn’t very productive today, even with my buddy Eesechay over, partly because I just wanna lie in the sun, close my eyes, and sleeeeeep.  The pool woke me up a bit, though.  It was the first time I’d really been swimming in 2 years.  

Unfortunately for me, those lazy days don’t last forever, and God knows that I still have things to get done.  I have classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of every week, so I still need to get my lazy butt out of my bed and get ready.  But with my wardrobe still packed with winter/spring clothes, what on Earth am I supposed to wear?

The answer: shorts and a biggg tee.  Just cuz I’m too lazy to wear anything else.

A friend pointed out to me that I’m not exactly the most fashionable person around, even when it’s not Summer.  That’s true; I’d wear shorts and a big t-shirt everyday, if I could.  I’d wear a sweatshirt and jeans in the winter.  I don’t, though.  But fashion-lovers out there, don’t breathe a sigh of relief quite yet: my style consists mainly of button-down shirts and jeans.  

I’m cool with that.

While some girls out there are flipping over summer sales and the latest trends, I’m not flipping over anything.  I’m too lazy.  And I’m cool with that, too.

Questions? Comments? Post away!

~hedgehog

While I was writing yesterday’s post, my brain started spazzing and I could not stop writing. Like, I’d finish one train of thought, and then I’d start another, and another, and another, and another.  Luckily, I realized that I was really, really rambling, so I chopped off about half of it and whatever was left was what you got to read.  The funniest part is that none of what I had originally written was important in the least; I was writing because I felt like writing.

…I think I’d better start updating more often, or I might go completely insane.  So my goal for the summer, among other things, is to update my blog daily.  Hopefully you won’t mind if you get 2-sentence posts every once in a while ^^

On an entirely different and random note, I went to watch Eclipse (part of the Twilight Saga) with my friend Lucky (not her real name).  I didn’t go to watch it because I was desperately looking forward to seeing it or anything; I went to watch it because I was dead tired from my psychology class, and I figured that I hadn’t seen Lucky in a while, so it couldn’t have been too bad.  The other option would have been to watch the (as she so delicately worded it) “wack-Asian” movie, The Last Airbender (which I honestly wouldn’t have minded watching, if not for the terrible reviews and the fact that it lacked Asian actors–hence the “.  Lucky and I decided that Eclipse seemed a more mature option, anyways).  The Last Airbender does not meet the Asian standards. At all.

Watching Eclipse with Lucky was an experience, seeing as she happens to be a die-hard Jacob/Taylor Lautner fan.  I watched Twilight with my mom, which was a totally and completely awkward ordeal because of the random make-out scenes between Edward and Bella.  I watched the second in the series, New Moon, with my school friends Fish, Phayle, Circle, Beta Foof, Barwelro, Eesechay, and Fish’s cousin (who does not happen to have a nickname and who therefore will not be named at all.  ‘Hedgehog’ seems normal in this lineup), and we had went to watch it purely for the purpose of ridiculing it (in the beginning, the rest of the audience laughed at our jokes, but towards the middle, a few of them began telling us to shut up. Which we did not).  So Eclipse with Lucky was different.  Very, very different.

For me, the movie was most definitely not the highlight of the evening.  It was more fun when we were waiting outside, waiting for Lucky’s dad to pick us up from the theater and taking tons of stupid-looking pictures:

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So there’s me, with my fail-attempt at acting Asian, because I’m so white-washed I’m pretty much not Asian 😛

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Me and Lucky.  This was actually before the movie, so…I lied. Sorry.

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BWAHAHAHAHAHA. This was such a stupid picture.  I was kind of just leaning against the lamp post, and Lucky snaps a pic.  So I tried to get her back, but she actually posed for the pic. 

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Me squishing the liony thingy.

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…She completely caught me off guard. I think I realized what she was doing a little too late, so in my failed attempt to smile, I ended up..sticking…my tongue…out…?

 I don’t have this kind of fun with my friends from school.  Don’t get me wrong; I love my friends and all the crazy things I do with them…but that’s a different kind of fun.  The kind of fun I had with Lucky was the girly, “ohmygosh!” kind of fun, while as my school friends are not girly at all.  The past couple of years, I’ve really hidden my girly side because I thought that being a tomboy would be so much more fun, when in reality, I really needed to incorporate both the “ohmygoshtaylorlautnerishotttt” (which he is so notttt) side of me and the “i’msocoolbeingalltoughandrandom” side of me.

Not saying I’m going to start being girly in school, because I’m not.  Girl moments are reserved only for my girly friends.

So share your experiences with writing, spazzing, girliness, tomboyness, and The Twilight Saga! Haha, but if I end up getting 100 comments telling me how great Twilight is, I will probably go and commit suicide in the corner.  Kidddinnngggg 😀

See ya tomorrow!

~hedgehog

OH, and for those of you who wanted to know about how I did in the State Science fair, I’m sorry to say I got absolutely nothing. Nope. Zip. Zero. Nada. Missed my state testing for the fair, had to suffer through interviews for about 5 hours, had to wear a very very very uncomfortable suit for the judging, and then….what? I get nothing.  Not even an honorable mention.  I’d love to tell you that the comptetition was tough and that there were a lot of projects in my category, but I cant, because there was a grand total of 17 projects in my category.  With 4 rankings and 2 honorable mention slots, you’d think I should have won something, huh? I wonder if it had something to do with the fact that 2 other people happened to have the exact same project as I did?

Goes to show that I am nowhere close to meeting those dreaded Asian standards.  But good luck to the rest of you, regardless of whether or not you’re Asian.