This afternoon I headed out with my mom, my brother (read: person with car lol) and a few nieces to buy some garden flowers. I want to start a pretty little garden in the balcony outside my room, because it’s looking really drab out there right now (I’m not just being fussy, it really is drab, like the rest of our 24-year-old house). So we went to the Manila Seedling Bank, which as some of you may know is neither in Manila nor a bank, but a large lot at the EDSA-Quezon Ave intersection where a good number of vendors sell ornamental plants. We got a few miniature rose seedlings.
So today I finally decided to haul my ass to a salon, after several months of noticing that what started out as a fancy hairstyle had evolved into a mop. So I went back to my “usual” salon, Toni and Guy in Trinoma, which by my standards is an expensive place (P850 for a cut, not including tips). But the thing is when you’ve got an over 20-year track record of terrible haircuts AND a head full of cowlicks, you learn when it’s worth it. The nice thing is there’s a stylist at that branch named Benj whom I’ve been to on several occasions now and who hasn’t let me down. I just told him to keep the length, and asked him for suggestions about the shape (because I clearly have no idea lol), and he eagerly thought up something to “bring out the waves,” etc etc and I agreed.
In fact my only mistake throughout the session was that while waiting for my turn I let the salon assistant coax me into a back massage, and immediately remembered why I don’t get massages. I felt like a slab of beef being tenderized. I do not understand how people find that relaxing. The hardest part was trying my best not to giggle the entire time because I have the most ticklish spine in the history of ticklish spines. But anyway the haircut went well, they styled it and everything, and of course I took entirely too many pictures of it when I got home. It looked better before the humidity and sweat and headphones and such, but anyway here are two pictures in which I manage not to look like a total goober: Continue reading
1. I have had some really spooky dreams lately and I’m pretty sure they coincide with the days I ate poorly. The first dream started out calmly enough with me teaching a random dude some game hotkeys, but then we ended up in an elevator gone berserk falling swiftly down and in various directions(???). I then “woke up”in a hospital, then at some point the scene cut to me in the backseat of a car with my father(!!!) in the front seat, only for us to be targeted by some sort of shootout moments later. I ducked just in time to avoid getting shot, and woke up soon after.
The other ~scary~ dream was me showing up late and unprepared for a test. I still have recurring, extremely stressful dreams about schoolwork, which is not surprising considering the lazy-ass student that I was in college. When I wake up from dreams like that and realize I’ve been out of school for years, I’m overwhelmed with relief.
2. Random guys trying to hit me up on Facebook using World of Tanks as a pretext is nothing new (and it doesn’t bother me as long as they’re not being skeezy, but some of them are). The latest one stepped up the game with a gallant hit-on-me/invite-me-to-a-clan/ask-about-my-about-tiers combo. But the guy had a 47% win rate mwahaha not so slick now are ya, kiddo. Yes I realize I’m kind of being a dick for saying that, but he was a little skeezy.
3. Tiger has been all about Iron Man lately.
4. On a related note, if anyone has an extra US $300 lying around that you have nothing to do with, I could really use one of these:
5. Every so often I go 90s music sound-tripping on YouTube, and during my last one I remembered this song by Peter Andre. It’s a great song, really really sexy, and WHY WAS I LISTENING TO THIS AS A 12 YEAR OLD.
It’s in the same league as that ‘N Sync song about cybersex. No wonder I’ve turned out so messed up as an adult.
6. A few days ago joined a website for Barça fans. It’s primarily in Spanish, and yesterday a girl from Senegal sent me a friendly message in what appeared to be Google-translated Spanish. Someone sent me a Google-translated message thinking I could only understand Spanish. It’s like a glitch in the universe lol.
7. The company I work for has ever so generously decided to fund my new CPU. :3 I didn’t even ask for it.
8. I have this nagging thought in the back of my head that I should try songwriting. This isn’t the first time. Anyway you’ll hear of it if I ever come up with something that doesn’t completely suck, although chances are I’d get my sister to sing it instead of me.
9. This morning I was feeling a bit down and weak but then my mom made me a cup of coffee, and I realized things can’t be all that bad. ♥ An advanced happy Mother’s Day to all the nanays out there.
10. I’ve decided that I really want to finally try skydiving this before the end of the year (it’s one of the things on my very short bucket list), so I’m trying to do my research on possible drop zones. Sadly it doesn’t look like there are currently operating drop zones in Luzon. But the one in Pattaya, Thailand looks promising, and I’ll go all the way there if I have to.
**TO MY IRL FRIENDS: LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT TO COME WITH, OK? THE MORE THE MERRIER LOL if you are even remotely interested get in touch with me.
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So anyway that’s that. I’m chipper at the moment but these past few days have been emotionally trying for me, I’m just doing my best to stay afloat. Here’s your random 80s video of the day.
LOOK LOOK LOOK :3
I’ve actually had that poster for over a week, but I just got to see the movie last night lol. Without getting into too much detail (for the sake of anyone who still hasn’t seen it):
DURING THAT PART
WITH THE SUITS
I was so excited during that bit I had my fists to my face like a giddy schoolgirl. I want to watch it again!!! But even more so I want action figures!
Like I mentioned in my previous post, I’d picked up Age of Empires 2 a few days ago. It did not disappoint. For those unfamiliar with the game, it’s a city-building/strategy game that’s set from the Dark Ages all the way up to the Imperial age. I wish I could take screen shots but as it is I can just barely get it to run without the color issues (old game + Windows 7 = not good).
A few things:
☆ It’s a wonderful game and (I guess) can produce lots of exciting battles but since I’m still entirely a noob at it, I just play it sandbox-style against the easiest AI, kind of like an ancient SimCity except there are neighboring kingdoms who try to kill your people and steal your land.
☆ For the tutorial campaign you follow the orders of a highly excited William Wallace, i.e. the tutorial voiceover guy with an entertaining, if objectively bad, Scottish accent.
☆ You use the same key (delete) to remove unwanted structures or units. Thus I have all too many times been subjected to the shock of accidentally killing my own innocent villager while trying to remodel my kingdom walls. They let out a groan of pain when that happens and I have actually said sorry out loud to the monitor.
☆ There’s no distinction between male and female villagers except for appearance, and there’s no minimum number of villagers required for any building, mining or logging task. They don’t get exhausted or anything. So at some point I sent a female villager to put up a several miles of stone castle walls all by herself, and I was like damn, look at that woman go.
☆ I’m so bad at the game right now I managed to get a light cavalryman killed by a wild pig.
☆ I’ve also lost several warships because enemy monks “converted” them and turned them against me.
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I’m gonna go watch WW2 in Color now, so allow me to end this post by saying today I ordered a Caesar salad and my body responded with seemingly a mixture of confusion and rage. I’m still feeling sickish actually, I’m gonna go lie down.
Back to form! Random video time! This one misses the 80s by a few years though lol but it’s been stuck in my head all day: