Friday, January 28, 2011

Midterms.


Dear Midterms,
I hate you. Good day.
Sincerely,
-A frustrated exam taker
*^That's what is says in the picture, but it's too small to see*

Midterms... have been conquered.
Exams are officially the worst things on the planet. I literally studied from four o'clock in the afternoon until one in the morning. Not fun. Functioning on only five hours of sleep is not good. But, midterms are now over!
And... the good news is that I did awesome! I don't mean to be arrogant or brag or anything, sorry if it comes off that way. I got a 98 (YES! A 98!) on AP Bio, I have no idea how that happened, and a 96 in my advanced math class. All the other subjects I got above a 93. Not bad, not bad at all.
Now I can sleep, not obsess over studying, and be generally less stressed and a more pleasant human being to be around. I turn into a viscous creature during exam times.

Between getting my thankfully good exam scores and going to a cafe downtown with a few friends, and tonight watching Bend It Like Beckham, it's a good day.

I promise I will take some AG pictures soon! I know I've kind of been taking over this blog and there has been very little actual American Girl posts. :/ Sorry about that!
-Brooke
*who is a very happy person right now*


Saturday, January 15, 2011

A post of anything and everything...

"Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go."
-Herman Hesse
Ever screwed up so bad and just can't stop thinking about it, reliving it, having it replay over and over in your mind? It's not the greatest feeling.

*Sigh*... now that that's out of my system, I will move onto more ramblings. The picture above is of a sun conure, her name is Juliet. She was in the sunlight and preening her feathers and I thought it was most beautiful thing, so I took a quick photos.

Thanks for all of your name suggestions for Lanie, I'm still debating over what to call her. I haven't had much time for the AG's lately, unfortunately. Sorry I haven't been doing much posting with them, it's more of a bunch of rants (like this!)

I've seen more movies in the past week than I usually do in an entire year. I just don't go to the cinema at all usually, for whatever reason, but I just saw The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Tron, both in 3D (really, are there any movies not in 3D now?) Anyways, I liked them both, and just thought I would throw that random fact out there.

Also, I was bored today, so I threw together a slideshow of pictures to a song that I recently heard. None of the pictures are mine, credit where it is due!

video

So this post was completely random and kind of pointless, but oh well!
Adios,
-Brooke


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Meet 'Curls'

Lanie has arrived! I'm not sure if I like that name for her, though, so at the moment I'm just calling her 'Curls'. Does anyone have any name suggestions? Something unique, but not totally crazy.

I love her hair and her eyes are beautiful. I got her as a Christmas present (the first AG I've gotten for a present in a long time). I hadn't had the time to take pictures until today. And of course, it RAINED. It poured, and melted all of the snow we had, which was several inches. Uh... So I went outside into the dreary snow-less backyard to take some pictures.

*warning - this is where the post gets really rant-y and self pity-like XD*

Okay, so on the the topic of photographs... mine have really been terrible lately and I find myself having to do a lot of editing just to make them presentable. I try to resize them, but it always makes them blurry. Plus they just haven't been that great to start out with. As far as point and shoots go, I love my Kodak and it has taken some great shots. It's just really fussy half of the time and not getting good pictures at all lately. I find myself really wanting a DSLR when I see all the great photos people take with them, but I know it's probably never going to happen. It's frustrating me and I don't know what's up at the moment since every picture I take lately is turning out just plain bad. I guess I'm just in a rut or something.

*rant over*

Moving on! Anyways, that's "Lanie" - or that's what I'm calling her temporarily. I like the environmental part of her story, I think I'll build off of that. I've been progressively thinning out my collection and not really talking about it much. I forgot the 'new doll hype' feeling, if you know what I mean. :D Sorry, that sounds really greedy/materialistic.

Well, I'm still not sure on names, so if you have any suggestions, be sure to comment!
-Brooke