Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I completely forgot to put in a title and my mom wants me offline. So [insert descriptive title here]

"Terence beckoned her in and, with a vague sense of surprise, realized that he loved her." - The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady, by Gerald Morris.

I love that quote. It's so romantic in such a sweet way, and from a cool series, too. My Potential Best Friend, who I think I will promote to Most Probably a Best Friend despite my insecurities screaming at me, lent the first two books to me. They're Arthurian legends, but Morris takes a really neat slant on the characters. They're all somewhat Mary-Sue ish, but Round Table stuff isn't really supposed to have three-dimensional characters. I'm surprised at how a series in a genre that is usually so cliche manages to stay admirably true to the original stories, but still has its own originality. I enjoyed reading the series over my week internetless.

Yep, I spent a week internetless, just to see how I'd do. It was fine, I guess. I had to check my e-mail because my babysitting jobs are organised through that. I ended up talking on the phone a lot with MPBF and reading a lot instead. Guess what I discovered? MPBF AND I ARE THE SAME PERSON. Seriously, it's kind of scary. I've found my friendship soul mate, to some degree. I just hope I don't fall in love-love with her, I guess xP

I apologise for my long, unruly post. I hope that the ratio of my boring posts to my interesting posts isn't terrible.

<3 Gabi

Socks: Boring.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Lonely Singles Appreciation Day!

I think us singles need some love, yes? I wouldn't mind candy either, actually. 

I have a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach at the moment. I'm falling back into the same habits I had last semester, that only started after I got depressed for a while. I don't think I've completely recovered my old motivation, which I could really use right now. Oh well.

GUESS WHAT I FOUND A COPY OF?! HARRY POTTER. IN HEBREW. It's taken me a while, but I've finally finished the first chapter. That's a start. 

It's really cool when I can stand in a room and here people speaking in a language which I'm not expected to understand. Very ninja-like.

--Gabi (I left out the heart as an act of defiance against commercial holidays. Or I was lazy.)

Socks today: One bright pink, one blue. It doesn't really reflect my mood right now, actually, I'm kind of icky feeling at the moment. But they're still awesome :D

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Amazing Internet Things You HAVE TO Check out

The internet is an awesome place, and I have all of these epic things in my bookmarks folder. I think I need to share them with you guys.


Left Handed Toons -- This used to be better than it is now, I admit, but even if you just read the archives it's still awesome.

Questionable Content -- Another awesome webcomic. Just read.

XKCD : XKCD is awesome :) 

I have more webcomics, but I can't overload your brain circuits.


Haircut - a choose your own adventure song -- This is by the same dude who does Potter Puppet Pals, and I'm a little bit in love with him.

The Vlogbrothers -- This is an AMAZING Youtube channel. I love Hank and John.

I also have more of these. Eh, for later.

In terms of random websites, I have a few interesting ones.

Wrockbox is the best place ever if you want to listen to nerdy Harry Potter music. It's actually amazing. **fangirls**

 If technology, current events, and some other random stuff is your thing, check out BoingBoing

TV Tropes is an absolutely amazing website, but it will ruin your life, in terms of a time sinkhole. 

Oh, I just discovered Shelfari, and am cataloging every book I've ever read. I'll never finish, but it's kind of neat to be reminded of what I've read.

This one is probably the most important. lets you answer reeealllyyy easy questions and donates rice to starving people. 5 minutes on it a day helps a lot. 

<3 Gabi

Socks today: Plain and white and a little bit damp. My neighbour and I went for a long walk through the snowy neighbourhood, chatting about society, superficiality, and guys while getting our socks wet. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Today I am here to review books! Also because I'd like to feel somewhat productive on my last day of freedom before school starts again. I've read a lot of books recently. Well I always read a lot of books. But I feel like writing book reviews at the moment, so shuddupandletmewrite. 

The first book of today is a VAMPIRE BOOK. 

The Reformed Vampire Support Group

Please don't hurt me, it isn't a typical vampire book. By the way, this is one of those books where the back cover ruins the first 20 pages. Be careful. Catherine Jinks writes from the POV of a vampire named Nina. She is 50 years old, but as she looks 15 she has to live with her mother. People also frequently act like they would act towards a 15 year old, and Nina probably has around the same emotional maturity. Anyways, there's a mystery that I think I won't mention to keep the first 20 pages wonderful for you, and some interesting stuff happens. I enjoyed reading this for its fresh view on vampires as people who are just sick and bored all of the time, and like that it keeps most of the old vampire lore, like going out into the sun = death, not sparkliness. It was a cute book. Not as good as the other books by Catherine Jinks, Evil Genius was brilliant, but it was enjoyable enough.
I don't think I'd recommend it out of the blue, purely because it was a good read, but not a great one. It wasn't a waste of my time though, so if you see it at the library and have nothing else to read, pick it up.

The Outsiders

THE PICTURE LIES!! You will not be able to look inside if you click on that, as far as I know. The Outsiders was recommended to me a few times, but I never really got around to reading it. I read it, and it was AMAZING. I loved the personalities in it, and how real they are. There's some great anti violence stuff going on there, as well. It's really worth reading. I'd say more, but the entire thing has melded into one big mush of awesomeness in my head, so I don't know how much analysing I'm capable of right now. Just read it.

I think that I was going to write about a book called Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli, but it's kind of heavy. Very much worth reading, but heavy, and I don't want to discuss it right now. 

Anyways, any book recommendations? I'm in the mood for something like Douglas Addams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, or something like what Tamora Pierce writes. I haven't read proper science fiction or fantasy of the easy reading sort for a while. 

<3 Gabi

Socks Today: No socks again. I'll put on some thick ones before I go out to walk the dog, though. xP