Usual Problems, and Other Weird Things

My memory can’t make up its mind. Sometimes it’s good to me, and sometimes it’s its usual self; useless.
So far, I still can’t remember a book I looked at a couple years ago, but never read; and a car commercial from about maybe two years ago. I can’t remember if the car was an Infinity, or a Lexus; but I’m pretty sure it was an Infinity. I’d like to save the video to my favorites on Youtube.
Speaking of Youtube favorites, I have had quite a few laughs this week:
Laughing Gas
White House Correspondents’ Dinner Part 1 and Part 2
Angry Girl
Bla Bla Bla music video
Couch Airbag Prank
“Fake it”
How to speak English (Charlie McDonnell one of my favorite Youtubers)
Corporate song and dance
Cat vs. Treadmill
With Child (Julian Smith one of my favorite Youtubers)
Dad life
Swedish self-cleaning toilet
Crazy commentary about Justin Beiber getting egged
Phone commercial spoof (George Watsky is awesome)
And probably more by now; so yeah, that’s been fun.

My dreams have actually been crazy nightmares that are getting annoying and scaring the shit out of me at the same time.
I used to have nightmares about Godzilla chasing me, ever since I was seven. Then I started having nightmares about a Dementor (from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) sucking the life out of me over my bed, when I was twelve or thirteen. Lately I’ve been having nightmares about ants attacking me in my bed, but that’s just because I’ve been seeing carpenter ants all over the place (floor, walls, and the CEILING). Just the other night I had a nightmare about a fire-breathing dragon chasing me; this thing was about the size of Godzilla if not bigger. It blew fire like a tornado. This really scared the shit out of me.
I have a book that interprets my dreams the old fashioned way, but every time I looked up the meaning of my dreams, I got nothing but bad news. So I’m avoiding it.

I’ve been looking for this dictionary for a while; but I went to this Scholastic book fair at the university a couple days ago and picked this up. Probably a mistake, because I’ve come across several words that are not in this dictionary. I want a dictionary that defines every word in the English language. Is there such a dictionary? I guess I’ll keep looking around. I’m trying to broaden my vocabulary, and work on my memory at the same time. Plus I like reference books. This website has everything I could ever need, and I love it. I also subscribe to their word of the day updates, and I downloaded their Blackberry app. They should come out with a book if they haven’t already.

I guess I have been cyber stalking Johnny Depp. I didn’t realize it until today. If I can’t get to where he is filming, I gather information (pictures, video, etc.) from my fellow fans on their awesome up-to-date websites. So, I never miss a thing. I have a list of fan websites I check daily, and I even get updates to my phone. I’m going to watch the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides premier live tonight, much thanks to Jerry Bruckheimer.
I’ve been too lazy to make a video of all the photos I’ve been collecting lately; but I explained this to my subscribers on Youtube, so hopefully they don’t mind, and will just check my Flickr album. It takes a lot of work to make a video and upload it to Youtube; it’s really a pain in the ass.

Lately I’ve been reading The Dog Walker by Leslie Schnur, and trying to maintain my inbox. My mom has been spamming it with articles that “I should check out”. I swear she emails me over ten articles a day. The problem is, while she’s on a computer 24hrs a day, I’m reading a book 24hrs a day. I am constantly interrupted every day by my grandmother’s calls, so I downloaded a custom ringtone for her. It’s perfect.

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Sudoku and Literacy

Today I awoke to a late morning, as usual.
First thing I did was several Sudoku puzzles. I’ve done 6 1/2 pages today (the half means I’m not done for today). Pretty much the whole day was dedicated to Sudoku (70% Sudoku 30% Reading).

I also finished a book today. Lottery by Patricia Wood was a heartwarming novel full of inspiration. I enjoyed every page. I learned (among several things) that there’s a difference between being retarded, and just being slow. This is the second novel (I can’t remember, I’ve read so much) I’ve read where I felt a little intimidated by the author. Their aren’t very many authors I come across, where I feel the author is overqualified to be writing. But Patricia Wood is one of them. Outstanding book for her first novel.
Now I’m reading a book I hope will help me in the future. But after reading Allen Shawn‘s foreword, I see otherwise. I’m already intimidated. My god, this guy can write! He comes from a literary family, which explains a lot. I have a feeling Wish I Could Be There: Notes from a Phobic Life will be a good read. After all, my mom recommended it to me. She’s good at recommending things; she knows me so well.


It seems like every day I wonder if I should switch to an Android, or keep my beloved Blackberry. They both have issues; no phone (or anything else for that matter) is perfect. But I feel comfortable with my Blackberry. I’m not too comfortable with touch screens. But I need Android’s apps. I go back and forth in my mind all the time. I’m going to go to T-mobile tomorrow and see what else there is to do. I can upgrade in September, but maybe there’s another option (when I was with Sprint, there was always another option).
Here is what I need:
A phone that Twitter supports for their official app
High photo/video quality and easy access
Good battery
Maps and navigation
Speaker phone
Keyboard
Email access
Durable phone (tough when dropped etc.)
Calendar w/notification capabilities
Reasonable price
The problem is the “no perfect phone” part, and a phone with a reasonable price. But I doubt I’ll find anything less than $500 nowadays.


I finally watched Lady Gaga‘s Born This Way music video. My first thought was how much I hate her mini-movies. Then after I got past all her slutty outfits and dance moves, I realized how familiar the song was. This is not the first time she’s been accused of copying off Madonna, and I doubt it will be the last.


Now if you excuse me, I have some Honey Nut Cheerios to eat.