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End of an Era July 15, 2011

Filed under: Books,Movies — Me! @ 4:09 am

Alright. This is the obligatory post-DH blog that I feel like I should write, even though it’s 3:40AM and I have to be up at 9AM because my friend is coming over for a TV marathon and we’re baking cupcakes.

This is probably going to be really short because I don’t think I’ll talk about the movie itself at all right now – I’ll save that for the forum. What I’d rather talking about is what I’m going to miss. I read something the other day that put it much more eloquently than I’ll end up describing it, but I can’t find that post right now so I’ll have to paraphrase the idea. Basically, the author said she (I think it was a she) won’t be missing Hogwarts or Harry or whatever – we all have the books, we all have the movies. We can read or watch them whenever we please. Harry’s world will always be open to us, whether it’s a re-read of a favourite scene, chapter, book, or the entire series. That will always be there. What I’ll miss instead is the anticipation – not knowing what’s going to happen in the next book. Staying up late on a school night with your friends, theorizing because you just re-read the books and were able to look at a single sentence a different way, which brought on theories upon theories. The rush you feel when you read the title of the upcoming book for the first time, hear the release date.

I’ll miss lining up at midnight for the books and movies, just hanging out with some friends, and being able to make new friends with the people beside you in line just because you shared a common interest. Laughing, cheering, squeeing because you didn’t know what was going to happen.

We can always go back and read the books or watch the movies, but it just won’t be the same.

I feel like we’ve been spoiled, growing up with Harry. We’ve been able to go to midnight releases, we’ve experienced all the anticipation, glee, sadness, etc. in real time. Nothing will ever be as big, or mean as much to us, as these books. Nothing will top the feeling of seeing the movie for the first time with a theatre packed full of people at midnight.

Anyway, it’s not 4:08AM. I’m not really sure if any of that makes sense because I’m probably somewhat sleep deprived at this point so I’ll just leave it at that. I’m sure someone understands what I’m trying to get at.

I hope you all enjoy(ed) the movie.

 

The holidays are here! …Almost. December 11, 2010

Filed under: Books,Movies,School,TV — Me! @ 3:57 am

I feel like it isn’t exam time without me posting a blog while procrastinating my studies. :p Though, to be fair, it is 2:30AM. Would I really be studying at this time?

…Actually, yeah, it’s entirely probable that I would be studying at 2:30AM, so I suppose I really am procrastinating while writing this blog. Mission accomplished!

I can’t believe I haven’t written since September. That is abysmal. I really have been meaning to write more often, but a) I haven’t really had much spare time since the start of semester and b) my life hasn’t been all that interesting, though that’s not really news. :p Life is never that interesting while you’re in school. However, neither of those is an excuse because I am procrastinating studying right now and I always manage to find things to ramble on about anyway, so… I just suck at blogging, is what it really comes down to. :p I swear I still love you guys! <3

So, like I said, it’s exam time here. Boooring. I’m already so sick of studying and I’ve only written 2/5 exams. My last exam isn’t even until the 22nd of December, so I don’t even get to go home for ages! Only two days before Christmas. And then semester two starts back up on January 3rd. What the hell, school?! That’s hardly a proper Christmas vacation. And speaking of Christmas, shouldn’t it be snowing about now? This is Canada. We’re supposed to get cold weather and it’s supposed to snow! Geez. I have yet to get snow here at school, and it’s making me so sad. It was also really warm today — I suppose I should clarify that, though, because we all have different definitions of “really warm.” For me, considering it’s the winter, “really warm” was 2C, because I was outside in light sweat pants, a tshirt and a winter jacket and I was boiling. What happened to below 0C temperatures? What happened to the SNOW?! UUUGGHHHH. I can’t take this anymore. It needs to snow. It’s December. There’s a town that already has 1m of snow. 1 freaking metre! Why can’t I live there? *sigh* Although apparently there’s some snow at home, so hopefully the white goodness will still be there when I come home from exams for the break. =) A girl can dream, okay?

Speaking of my winter break, it’s going to be amazing. Hockey, friends, hockey, snow (hopefully!), family, hockey, no school, hockey… What could be better? :D I’m so excited. What are you all doing for the Christmas holidays? I hope you’re all having a good winter so far. (Or summer!) Ooh, I forgot to mention Love, Actually! That’ll be watched at least twice more this holiday season. I already watched it last weekend with a friend, and I’ve been dying to see it again since. That’s by far my favourite holiday movie.

Not much else is happening… Tomorrow I’m going to get up and study for a while, and my break is going to be watching Hockey Night in Canada with my roommate, and while we do that we’re going to eat some dip that I’ve made with nachos, we’re going to make a Christmas-y cake, and we’re going to play cards. It’s going to be epic. Be jealous. ;) And possibly, after the game, we’ll watch the Vampire Diaries that aired yesterday (or, I suppose, since it’s 2:30AM, it’s technically two days ago now…) since we haven’t seen it yet.

OOH. Speaking of TV, the reason I’ve failed to study today is because last night, I watched episode 2 of season 5 of Dexter because I’ve failed at keeping up with that show this year, and I can’t stop watching the episodes… I’m already on episode 8. This is ridiculous! I just… can’t stop watching. This show is too damn good! Although, I like to think that I’m being somewhat productive while I catch up with Dexter because I’m attempting to teach myself to be ambidextrous. (“Yeah, right,” you’re saying. “Productive? Come on.” I know, I know. I really should be studying… I swear, I’ll start tomorrow and study all day! You have my word. —  Except for the game, of course. I’ve already missed three games this week because of studying, I’m not going to miss another! Especially because I’m going to have to miss the game on Tuesday night, too. UGGHHH, stupid education, making me miss hockey. Not cool.) I really do want to be ambidextrous, though. Lefties are awesome. I’ve always envied them. I think I’m actually a lefty at heart because I wear my watch on my right hand even though I’m right-handed. Some people look at me weirdly, but it’s how I’ve always done it. *shrug*

I was just scrolling past my categories and saw “books,” which reminded me of my friend’s Christmas present! And by that I mean her Christmas present to me, which is a trilogy of books recommended to me by Brit. The first one is called The Poison Study, and it’s by a Ms. Snyder. Maria V. Snyder, I think? To be honest, I can’t exactly remember the author’s name and I don’t really want to look it up… But it sounds really good and I’m really excited to read it when exams are over. =) I also have to find a present for this friend… I think I’ll get her some candles/room sprays. She loves scents and sprays and stuff, so that’s perfect for her. I think. Also, I’ve asked my parents for Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and… DAMN! Another author whose name I can’t remember. Now I feel kind of terrible. Ah, well. I’ve yet to read this book, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it so I figure it’s a must-read, especially considering it’s the holiday season now. So if they can’t get it for me, I can always use a gift-card to Chapters and buy it for myself after Christmas. Either way, this book will be read this holiday season, and I couldn’t be more excited!

Anyway, I figure I’ve blabbed enough for one night. It’s almost 3AM and I still want to watch another episode of Dexter before I go to sleep… And it’s 50 freaking minutes! I feel like watching it is a bad idea, but I know I won’t be able to sleep anyway, so I might as well watch it. (Technically, I “might as well” study if I want to be productive, but we all know that’s not going to happen. I PROMISE, THOUGH. First thing tomorrow. Studying. I swear. All day, minus three hours for the game, and possibly 45 minutes for Vampire Diaries. But other than that, study study study! I can do it.

So I guess that’s it for tonight. What will you be doing for the holiday season?

I’ll see you guys later! <3

 

Ignore my ramblings. September 3, 2010

Filed under: Books,Hockey,Movies,Other,TV — Me! @ 3:20 am

Not having the same sleep schedule as regular people really sucks sometimes. The only thing that keeps me entertained past, like, midnight, are movies, books and TV shows since no one else is really up at this time, and since my parents are home I can’t exactly play piano at 3AM. I welcome the start of school next week, not only for something to do but also to make me sleep at normal hours, so there’s a likely chance that if I’m bored, I can bother someone and make them entertain me. :p

I swear I’m going to stop complaining about this soon. I’m such a hypocrite – I hate when people complain about things all the time, but here I am, always complaining about how I have a whack internal clock. I suck.

Anywhoooo. I’m just going to ramble for a bit because I really have nothing else better to do with my time. Yesterday I was out at BestBuy with my parents looking for a replacement battery for my laptop since it pretty much can’t hold any sort of charge anymore, but unfortunately they said it would take a week to get to the store. They recommended we call HP and have them ship it directly to my house at school, since I’m moving in on Saturday, but apparently they don’t sell the model I need anymore, so they gave me the number of their resaler near school so I could go get it from them… *sigh* I think what I might just do it go to the BestBuy near school and get them to do everything for me, even if that means I have to wait longer for it to arrive. I feel like dealing with a resaler would be kind of sketchy and I trust BestBuy. It is kind of out of my way, but since my parents will be driving me up and taking me grocery shopping on Saturday anyway, they said they could drive out to the BestBuy and order it with me, and then I can pick it up next weekend when it gets in or whatever, since I think I’m going to be laser tagging with some friends next Sunday. My friend and housemate’s boyfriend are coming to visit, so we’re going to go laser tagging (I’ve been told) and the laser tagging place, if I remember correctly, is just down the street from the BestBuy, so I’m sure they won’t mind if we take a detour after we’re done there and picking up my battery. :) Although BestBuy is currently experiencing technical difficulties with their website, so I can’t check their hours of operation.

On a random note, I’m really excited for tomorrow evening. I’m not too bothered with posting this (considering whenever I post plans, they’re always ruined in some way) because it mostly involves a TV schedule and it would take something astronomical to ruin that. Anyway, there’s another episode of JONAS, LA tomorrow and Camp Rock 2 at 8:30 (I think)! Yes, I’m a child. I’m weirdly attached to JONAS and I’m actually really excited for Camp Rock 2. Sue me. Also, we taped an episode of How I Met Your Mother that was on tonight for my mother (haha), because I was watching an episode and she came down and said, “Hey… I thought Neil Patrick Harris was in this?” And of course he is, but that particular episode didn’t have that much of his character (for the 5 minutes that she saw :p) and I noticed that later there was an episode that was pretty exlusively about Barney, so I told her and we taped it and we’re also watching that tomorrow. (Even though I’ve seen it, like, three times already. Don’t give me that look! It’s a great episode. (“Perfect Week,” in case you were wondering. Season 5.)) AND I’ve been told we’re getting pizza for dinner! :D Tomorrow night is going to be so awesome. I’m psyched. And something that made today awesome was my trip to Walmart in which I got some stuff for school – well… by “stuff for school” I mean I got Ringolos and some Gatorade, among other things that, you know, I actually need (like some hooks, soap, toothpaste, etc. :p). Walmart had red Gatorade, which I haven’t found in ages, and (wait for it…)

STRAWBERRY-KIWI GATORADE.

Yeah. I’m drinking it right now. (Well, not right now because RIGHT NOW I’m typing this blog. But you know.) It’s one of the most delicious things I have ever had in my life. I just love strawberry-kiwi juice. My friend Melissa used to have juice boxes of strawberry-kiwi juice at school and I used to have Five Alive, and we’d trade juices at lunch since she hated hers and I was … eh, I was neutral, I suppose, about mine, but LOVED HERS. I named it the Godly Juice because it was so fantastic. I’ve never met anyone else who loves this juice, which is kind of a tragedy on one hand because it’s so underappreciated, but on the other hand, more for me! And I’m always alright with that. :D

I’m also currently dying to discuss The Clockwork Angel with someone. Poor Marzieh is stuck in Iran without Internet at the moment and hasn’t even read the book yet! D: (Not by any fault of her own, of course.) That makes me so sad. I can’t post anything here, either, for fear of spoiling someone… Oooh, and also the snippet of City of Fallen Angels which is found in the newly published paperback of City of Glass. There’s not much in it, since it’s not even a full chapter, but nonetheless. I shall have to await Marzieh’s return. I hope you’re not too bored in Iran, Marzieh! <33 I miss you already. (This is kind of pathetic since of course you can’t read this, not having Internet, which also sucks! *sad pandas*)

I was going to say I’ll just leave it here, but I forgot to mention what I ended up getting at BestBuy! We were on our way to the cash since my mum found a case for her camera, and my dad pointed out this CBC special that was made in honour of the 1972 Summit Series and it was on sale for $7, so… It is now mine! I can’t wait to watch it. According to the front (if I remember correctly) it’s three discs, but it’s no larger than a regular DVD case, so I’m not entirely convinced. I’ll have to see when I open it on the weekend. *excited* That was all I wanted to say about that.

So now I’m really going to shut up because this is getting waaaay too long and I feel like watching How I Met Your Mother. Or maybe The Mentalist. Something.

Good night, blog. If anyone still reads this.

 

in which I ramble a lot more than usual. August 13, 2010

Filed under: BEDA,Books,Movies,TV — Me! @ 11:52 pm

I have returned. Did you miss me? I was in bed by 10:15PM yesterday and didn’t get a chance to blog, but I’m back.

Even though it’s been 49 hours since my last blog, not very much has happened… Two nights ago, the night of my last blog, I was up really late re-reading Catching Fire. In fact, I finished it at 5:15AM. At that point I went up to my room, but I started writing and couldn’t put the pen down until 6:30AM. At that point I attempted to sleep until 7AM and couldn’t, and at that point I figured it was useless and just went downstairs and had some Cheerios, deciding to just stay up all day instead and try and get my internal clock back to normal. After watching a half hour of TSN’s SportsCentre, I put on the Hannah Montana movie – it was actually quite amusing, and the guy who plays her “love interest” would make a good Peeta from The Hunger Games if his hair was longer and curly. To be honest, I picture Peeta with straight hair like the guy in the movie, but that’s how he’s described in the book, so… But filmmakers get a lot of things wrong these days; I’m sure they’re not going to pay special attention to how Peeta’s hair should look. If they’re even making a movie out of it. I’ve heard that they are from various sources and that it’s due out next year, but it’s already almost half-way through August and I’ve heard nothing about actors/actresses, potential directors, etc., so I really have no idea what’s going on. I’m not sure I’d like it if a movie was made out of the book, to be honest. I’d be curious and I’d most likely break down go see it if one was made, but I have no faith that Hollywood would do a good job with it. I’ve been so disappointed with movie adaptions of books lately, and this one is particularly gory and difficult to get right… *sigh* I guess we’d just have to wait and see. Again, if there even is a movie being made/that will be made in the near future.

Anywho, I ended up napping from 1PM – 2:15PM and then managed to stay awake until 11 when I finally fell asleep. I was asleep until 4:30AM when I suddenly woke up for no reason and couldn’t get back to sleep until 7AM, which was incredibly irritating, and then woke up for good around 12:30. That random 2.5 hours where I was awake totally threw everything off and probably didn’t help anything, so we’ll see how early I can get to sleep tonight. I did have a dream last night, though, that I’ve been told is very Inception-like. (No spoilers, though, please! I haven’t seen it yet.) I’m still confused about it, especially since I don’t remember much… But basically there were two parts. I’m not really sure what happened in the first part. All I know is that I met this awesome guy who was really nice and funny and awesome, and he seemed really into me. Then I woke up, but I’m not sure if I actually woke up or if what I was having was a dream-inside-a-dream and I was waking up from the dream-inside-a-dream so when I “woke up” I was still dreaming… I’m leaning towards the latter. Anyway, I woke up, whether it was real or not, and was disappointed because when you wake up, you never get to continue the dream you were previously having. It is the Law of Dreams. The Dream Lord from Doctor Who will tell you so. After being disappointed I went back to sleep, but I started dreaming of this guy again! Or at least, he showed up in my next dream, which is making me lean towards the dream-inside-a-dream theory because this NEVER happens in reality. Again, I have no idea what we were doing previously or where we were, but we were getting on a bus as if we were on some kind of trip, and I remember seeing my friends sitting near the front of the bus, but everyone had assigned seats and Mystery Guy and I were, of course, seat partners and we were seated near the back of the bus, away from everyone. At that point I was very confused as to whether it was reality or a dream, and I asked him that, if he was following me in my dreams or if it was all real, and I’m sure he replied and the dream ended after that, but I don’t remember what he said at all. What a shame. If I hadn’t doubted the reality of it all, I probably could have stayed dreaming a while, but once you realize it’s a dream, that’s pretty much it. *sigh* It was exciting while it lasted.

That’s pretty much it, really. Tonight I watched Jonas LA and became irritated at the abundance of sexual tension of TV these days. Seriously. Nick didn’t kiss Macy, on The Mentalist, Jane won’t kiss Lisbon even though it’s clear that they’re both in love with each other (although I don’t think Lisbon realizes it yet, but she will. Jane can totally see that she’s in love with him, though, so he has no excuse. Hear that, Jane? JUST FREAKING KISS HER ALREADY!)… And don’t even get me started on The Doctor/Amy, because there’s enough sexual tension there to… Well, I don’t know, actually. I don’t have a good ending to that sentence or a decent metaphor. There’s just a lot of sexual tension. (Or maybe I’m just crazy, but that’s how I see it.)

I’ve got 15 minutes left before I’ve missed two days of BEDA, so I think I’m just going to stop here. Tomorrow won’t be very interesting, but on Sunday I’m going to school to drop off some more clothes. This time we’re taking up summer clothes. Yeah. My mother wants to leave me with, like, two pairs of shorts and four or five tops for 14 days. This is going to be frustrating. Obviously it’s completely doable, I don’t mind wearing some clothes multiple times before I throw them for laundry unless they’re dirty, but I like to have choice, and by tomorrow I’m going to have to choose which clothes I can wear for the next two weeks. That sounds incredibly vain of me. Ah, well. I’m not too bothered, plus I have the rest of my episode of How I Met Your Mother to watch. :D I’ve been watching since before 11, and then I got distracted when Barney said, “I’ll write about it in my blog!” And thought, “OHCRAP. I HAVEN’T BLOGGED IN TWO DAYS.” Then I ran here, started blogging, and occasionally got distracted by Plurk because I’m having a hilarious conversation with Britney. And, quite frankly, it takes a while to get out over 1,155 words when you have to think of what you want to say because you don’t have a script. Anyway, I’m actually done now. I know I said that probably 300 words ago, but I’m actually done. XD I’ll see you guys tomorrow! 11 days until Mockingjay! WOOT.

 

Ewan McGreggor is sexy. August 10, 2010

Filed under: BEDA,Books,Movies — Me! @ 11:18 pm

I’m surprised by how fast I finished The Hunger Games! I started it yesterday and I’m already done. I was definitely anticipating it would take much longer to re-read, but it was better than I remembered. At this rate I’ll be done Catching Fire again by tomorrow or Thursday, and I’ll have to wait another 12 days for Mockingjay! At least I’ll have Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to pass the time. All 841 pages… I hope it’s good.

So this morning, after two hours of sleep, I ended up going for my blood work like I mentioned yesterday, and I’m not entirely convinced the nurse knew how to properly draw blood. You guys know that rubber band they tie on your upper arm to force the blood vessels out so they can actually get some blood? Yeah, she left that on for most of the time. She finally removed it on the third and last vial, but there was a weird sort of pressure in my arm… I’m sort of half convinced she partially collapsed a vein or something. I feel fine now, but it was a bit disconcerting earlier. Thankfully Ewan McGreggor appeared on my TV when I got home in the form of Camerlengo Patrick McKenna (*cough* Carlo Ventresca *cough*). Angels and Demons is such a fantastic movie, though I still don’t understand why they had to change the name of Ewan McGreggor’s character! It was totally unnecessary. I’m sure they changed some details from the actual plot as well, but apart from the ending I can’t really remember if there was anything else since I haven’t read the book in a while. It’s still a great movie, though. I wonder if they’ll make a movie out of The Lost Symbol, since it also follows Robert Langdon, unlike Dan Brown’s other two novels, Digital Fortress and Deception Point, which are unrelated to each other and to the novels involving Langdon. They should make a movie based off Digital Fortress, though, because that was a fantastic book and it involved lots of math. :D

And even though I didn’t actually blog about it yesterday, we didn’t go to the mall tonight to get my glasses. My dad finished dinner late, and I had to be home at 8PM to be moral support for a friend who was going to try and make amends with another friend, and of course this never went down because the other person didn’t show up until 9. So we could have gone to get my glasses. It’s funny how those things work out. Not.

I think I’m just going to leave it at that for the night. Oh, except for one thing: I hate how OMGIKnowRight spams people every so often on Twitter! Instead of having one or two tweets a day, they just decide to spam you with 20 posts every so often. It’s ridiculous! I would very much appreciate it if they just tweeted once a day or something. Anyway, now I’m really done. I have to go make a bagel or something because I’m so hungry. I’ve had, like, nothing to eat all day. That’s entirely my fault, really, but that doesn’t make me any less hungry. Yay for me posting on time today, though! That’s an improvement, at least. :)

I’ll see you guys tomorrow. <3

 

Lots of books to read.

Filed under: BEDA,Books,Other — Me! @ 2:07 am

So WordPress changed their little bar at the top of the page. I went to click “new post,” because it’s usually right up there, and instead I saw “my account,” “my blog,” and “blog info.” So that took a little adjustment, but we’re good because I have expertly figured everything out. (Here’s where you laugh.)

As you can tell if you’re reading this, it’s already August 10th which means I’ve… Say it with me! Failed BEDA again. I think I’m just going to look past all these failures and stop mentioning them because it’s become a tradition, really, that I don’t blog until after midnight.

Nothing particularly exciting happened today. I finished The Alchemyst, which turned out to be alright. It was an interesting story, but for some reason a slow read. I didn’t really find myself getting into it that often, but it was alright. I have The Magician so I’ll have to read that sometime, and I’ve discovered there are two other books. I can’t remember what the third is called, but I believe the fourth is called The Necromancer. I’ve also started to re-read The Hunger Games in preparation for Mockingjay, which is officially released in two weeks! I’m so excited. Another book also finally arrived at the library today after being on hold since early June. It’s called The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Apparently there’s been a movie based off of it recently, but I haven’t seen it. My Latin teacher from high school recommended it when I went back to visit her after I got home from university, so I immediately put a hold on it and it’s finally here! It’s going to take ages to read, though. It’s 841 pages. O_o And considering I have to read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire in two weeks and then Mockingjay AND The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo all before August 29th, this will be very interesting.

In other not-so-awesome news, I have to be up tomorrow at 7:15AM so I can go get blood drawn for the annual checks. I’m not sure I even want to get blood drawn that early… The nurses can’t be any more awake than I will be! I’m not afraid of needles, but it’s so easily to bruise or collapse a blood vessel… Well, it’s easier to bruise it with the needle. Generally you’ll collapse it if you have way too much pressure on it for a ridiculous amount of time. But still. Bruising blood vessels is painful. Let’s hope the nurse is both sufficiently awake and not jittery from any ingested caffeine. Wish me luck!

Aaaand… Those were pretty much the important parts of my day. That’s really sad. Tomorrow, as of now, seems to at least have more action – and by action I mean just more stuff to do, really. I have indeed learned my lesson and haven’t talked about anything but the blood draw in the morning, for that is definitely happening. I will let you know how everything else goes demain soir. (For those of you who don’t speak the beautiful language that is French, that means tomorrow night. Or, if I know me, tomorrow after midnight so technically Wednesday morning. :p If I’m still awake.)

I suppose I’ll leave it at that for tonight. I want to get back to The Hunger Games, partly because it’s so interesting, even though I’ve read it before, and partly because if I’m going to read four books in less than three weeks, I have to get GOING. I will see you guys tomorrow! :)

 

WordPress lets you post blogs without titles. August 5, 2010

Filed under: BEDA,Books,Movies — Me! @ 10:47 pm

Hmm… I’m very quickly running out of things to talk about here for BEDA! That just means my life is pretty boring, which is a little sad. BUT soon I will be living in my house near school, which will make things more exciting. Unfortunately I won’t be living there until the end of August, so I won’t actually be able to use that materal for BEDA, but that’s alright. I might have a few days of awesome material before BEDA ends. :)

Today was pretty normal, I suppose. I watched Ever After, which is a different sort of take on Cinderella in the sense that it’s based in the 15th century. (Or was it the 1500s? I forget. Something to do with 15, though.) It was quite good, actually. I wasn’t expecting it to be good after I learned that it was another story about Cinderella, because I’m not quite fond of Disney and when I think of classics like that I think of Disney, but it actually turned out to be alright. PLUS, Leonardo da Vinci was featured in it! If I weren’t so lazy I would go to Google and see when he lived, because that would obviously tell me if the movie took place in the 1500s or 15th century, but to be honest I’m not that fussed. If anyone is ever bored and hasn’t seen it, I would recommend you check it out. I liked it.

Hmm. In other news, I went out after dinner today with my parents and ordered my bed for school. It’s black like I wanted so it doesn’t clash horribly with my desk, and has drawers underneath it for extra storage. It also has a headboard that has a built-in bookcase, which is really great because I don’t have to just keep my books out on my desk and use bookends like my father had suggested. I wanted to show you guys a picture, but I went to Google and tried to search for the store but apparently it doesn’t exist! Ha. So there are unfortunately no pictures until I move in, if I even remember to take pictures then. I definitely meant to take pictures of my dorm and never did that, so… :p Anyway, my mother thought it was a huge hassle to find a black, single bed with drawers under it, but I think it was worth it. If I’m still going to have this bed and desk when I move out and get my own place (for real, after school), I would really appreciate it if my furniture matched. Now I have that goal accomplished, though, so I feel pretty good. I hope the bed turns out well! *KNOCK ON WOOD* It’s going to be an adventure getting it into my room, since the hallway and my room are both small but the bed and headboard come fully assembled, so… We’ll have to figure that part out. But other than that, my father is extremely pleased they come assembled because he didn’t want to have to put them together himself. :p

Anywho. In other news, I’m still sort of debating the books issue. I think I’m leaning towards getting them right as they come out… I just wish I didn’t have to pay $15 more. *sigh* I was considering maybe getting Mockingjay the day it came out and then ordering The Clockwork Princess and Fallout online and getting them delivered to my house at school, but the doorbells are broken there and I don’t want to miss the delivery person. Hmmm. Why do books cause such great dilemmas? Haha.

I think I’m done for tonight. I don’t have anything else to say, so I’ll see everyone tomorrow! <3