AAC

So Another Anime Convention is a thing that happened this past weekend.  It was super fun times with Sam and Ed, and I got to meet a bunch of Sam’s friends and have fun with them as well.  We didn’t really do a whole lot of con-related stuff, but of the con stuff we did, the dance was the best part.  It was mostly just fun to hang out and goof off. :D  Booze, corgi pajamas, glowsticks breaking in Ed’s mouth, small pink bicycles…good times.

Had more plane issues (flight into Logan was delayed two hours, and return flight was flat out canceled and postponed until the next day), as per usual.  75% of the trips I’ve been on involving airplanes have had plane delays so far.  I used to sort of like flying; now I pretty much don’t, and I get to fly in a week and a couple of days for work, so I’m not looking forward to that.

But I can’t wait to see Sam again. :3

Terribly boring generic blog post

The Skrillex show on Friday night was…um…crazy? I don’t even know how else to describe it. Definitely the coolest stage I’ve ever seen. Next up is Panic! At the Disco later this month. They have been at the top of my list of artists to see live, so I’m pretty excited to finally get to see them. Now I just need Sierra Skyline to come out here and Fall Out Boy to get off of their hiatus so I can see them again. :D

For the past month and a half or so, I’ve been rewatching Sailor Moon. It’s kind of awesome and kind of bad, but it’s a classic. I finally made it to Sailor Stars (after the atrocity that was SuperS), so I’m coming to the end. Good times.

Went to see Drive today. I…um…wow. It wasn’t really about driving or cars or anything like that. It should’ve been called “Awkward Dialogue Scenes.” It had a terrible soundtrack, and as a whole, it just didn’t jive with me. Yet, the critics love it. It really doesn’t take a whole lot to make me like a movie, but that one just wasn’t that great.

-Philip

Hackensack

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything of linguistic substance, but lately I haven’t had much to post about besides Evey.

First of all, Katy Perry’s MTV Unplugged live CD is absolutely amazing. I love her voice so much. She did a brilliant cover of a Fountains of Wayne song, and the entire album has a “lounge” feel to it. It’s really worth checking out if you appreciate beautiful singing.

Anyway…

Yesterday I hit the 400 mile mark on Evey. When I got the car, it had 20 miles on it from the factory and the PDI at the dealership, and I took a picture at 22. The odometer reading grows so quickly. :P Come tomorrow, I’ll have owned her for a week, and I couldn’t be happier. Every time I walk up to it, I smile. There’s liking your car, and then there’s this – finally having a car that I once called a dream car. I just flat out love this car. It’s so much fun to drive. :D Everything about it is fantastic, right down to my switchblade key. I think between the Camaro and the Chevy Volt, GM is really looking up (Chevy Volt > all hybrids).

Last week was pretty awesome. I took off on Wednesday to pick up my car, and then I had the rest of the week off for Thanksgiving to enjoy it.

And speaking of Thanksgiving, I hope everyone had a good one. I usually make a post about being thankful, but I guess I’ve just been neglectful of my poor blog lately. :( We had delicious food (duck and deer, mmmm), and I have plenty of leftovers in my freezer right now. The rest of the holiday was spent with family and friends.

Now, it’s Christmas time and I guess I should be happier about that, but I really enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday. :P The tree is up at my parents’ and I put up a little one at the apartment, though I only turned on the lights once.

Other than that, I’ve been watching way too much anime and playing Starfox 64 a good bit. :)

I need to get back in the habit of updating this thing regularly, because I hate making this catch-up posts where I have to condense a bunch of crap into something readable (or slightly readable :P).

-Philip

Lots to Catch Up On

I think I’ve said this before, but with my Twitter microblogging, I find that I have less to write about in my blog because I feel like it would be repetitive, even though I’m pretty sure my blog readers and my Twitter followers don’t overlap all that much.

First thing’s first: I don’t think I’ve linked to fmylife.com yet, so…there you go. It’s a great site with some really short, depressing stories (some NSFW – all text though, no pictures).

Last weekend was pretty awesome. I did a lot of hanging out and picture taking, and on that note, my new camera is awesome. I don’t have any videos worthwhile posting yet, but here’s a picture:

I really like that one – not because it’s an excellent display of my camera’s abilities or anything, but it’s just a good memory, I guess. That party was really, really fun and I’m pretty sure everyone had an absolute blast. I hadn’t seen Damien in a couple years, MCat in over a year, and Bates or Mikrish for a quite a few months. It was really nice to catch up with all of them and hang out with everyone that I do see pretty often. We talked and danced and listened to music pretty much all night. Good times.

The Sunday morning after the party, some of us went to The Chimes for brunch and…dear Lord, it was absolutely delicious. Words can’t even describe it. I had a Boudin Omelet which came with some delicious grits and a biscuit. Soooo good. *drool*

As usual, my week was pretty lame after that weekend, until I got some calls to set up a couple of interviews. I had those on Thursday and they went pretty well. I got called back for a second interview on Monday at one of the places, and I have another interview with a different place on Tuesday. At least I feel like I’m getting somewhere now.

Also, I’ve had a cold for a few days now, and it’s been pretty annoying. The good news is that I think it was at it’s worst on Wednesday. I’ve been getting lots of rest, since besides those interviews, all I’ve been doing is watching Dragonball Z (thanks to a heads-up from Keith that anime was on sale at Best Buy). I call it DBZ marathon therapy.

I baked a Funfetti cake yesterday. Mmmm.

That’s it. I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I have to go back to Jeice talking about throwing some ribs on the barbie now. :D

-Philip

I Can’t Hear You

I started watching an anime with the weirdest premise last night. It’s called Akikan, and it’s about soda cans that turn into girls. Nope, this isn’t a joke – Japanese people are just that crazy. It’s actually pretty good though (and funny), I marathon-watched all 4 episodes that are currently out and I’m eagerly awaiting more (so I guess that makes me equally as crazy for watching it, eh? :P).

I had another interview today in Houma. It went pretty well, from what I can tell, but it doesn’t really mean anything if the compensation sucks. I officially turned down the job at Computer Sales and Services today, and I’m going to officially turn down the job with the parish government tomorrow. It really annoys me that employers don’t post the salary with job listings, because when I turn down a job based solely on the pay, it wasn’t only a waste of my time, but also a waste of theirs.

Anyway, for the sake of my friends that are still in college, I sure do hope President Obama works his wizardry soon and fixes this economy (yes, that’s a bit of sarcasm, but it would be cool if it came true).

But hey, maybe I should have said Kryptonian superpower instead of wizardry…

Thanks, Internet.

-Philip

You Know The Rules

And so does James Bond.

So, the wisdom teeth are coming out. This Friday, actually. Not excited at all.

Last week I planted a garlic clove in a plastic cup full of soil just to see what would happen, and right now it’s growing a sprout that’s about as tall as the cup and it split into two sprouts or whatever the heck you call it.

I saw this the other day on the corner of Highland and West Parker:

I mean, I saw The Dark Knight, and it was a good movie, but I’ve seen better this year. Then again, it was a good year for movies. Anyway, I didn’t think it was good enough for a random sign for a fake politician. If only people spent that much effort on real politics then maybe we wouldn’t have so many problems right now. :|

I hope no one needs styrofoam or boxes right now, cause we definitely have a lot of both at work…

…and I don’t feel like hauling them to anyone. :D

Whenever I graduate and leave ResLife, I sure am going to miss having some sort of authority and being back on the bottom again. Speaking of that, I think I might be submitting some resumés today. D:

You know, even though I don’t like the whole anime convention/cosplaying thing, I’m kind of looking forward to AWA. I’m not sure why, but I just have this feeling it’ll be different and might actually be a little fun. I mean, I always have fun spending time with my friends, but the conventions themselves are just a bunch of wandering around a bunch of smelly anime nerds and browsing through overpriced merchandise. Now I just have to hope that my fall schedule doesn’t ruin my chances of going, but I won’t know that until classes start.

Also, I wonder how many entries I’ve started off with the word “so”…

-Philip

Righto

So there’s an awful smell in our apartment right now. Kind of like some sort of fumes. Yesterday I had to chew gum to get the taste of it out of my mouth, and this morning it was still pretty bad. I hate crap like that, because you can’t ignore it. It sort of makes me glad I’m working so long today. I don’t have to go back to that crap soon.

In other news, I spent the last few days with Michelle, which was nice seeing as how I haven’t seen her for more than a couple hours alone for about two weeks thanks to one of her stupid coworkers that finally got fired. But now Café Milano is low on kitchen staff so she still has to work a lot, so if anyone that reads this feels like working for the parish president of Terrebonne Parish, go apply there.

Unless you’re crazy.

We tried to go to Blue Bayou, but it looked like rain and the lines were long (on Monday, of all days), so I don’t guess we’ll be doing that this year. Shame.

I got an A in Computer and Network Security and a B in History. Hooray. :D

Also, as much as I do not like cosplaying, anime conventions, and nearly everything that goes along with afforementioned nerddom, Michelle finally got me to agree to do one costume: Gene Starwind. She is going to be Melfina, and since Becca likes Outlaw Star, I believe she wants to be Twilight Suzuka. The only reason I am doing this is for Michelle, and I’m not asking anyone else to do this with us unless they want to. This is most likely the only costume I’ll ever do, whether or not I find it enjoyable. I already have an expensive hobby (I’M A COMPUTA) and I definitely don’t need or want another one.

Despite all of that though, I do plan to at least try to do Gene very well. Even though he’s tanner and muscular. :

-Philip

Three Things

One: I’ve been watching this drama/romance anime called “Bokura ga Ita.” I really like it so far; only on episode 5 though.

Two: I’ve been having this stupid song stuck in my head, thanks to my coworker, Eric.

Three: I had a #3, but I forgot it when I wrote #2, cause that song took over my head. So instead, I’m just going to pimp my forum again. We’ve got about 11 unique members so far, though maybe 4 or 5 of them are active. It’s not super awesome or anything, but, if you’re reading this, it can be better if you join and post. :D

-Philip

Total Randomness

I’m not sure why, but I feel the urgent need to blog about something right now. Nothing particularly interesting has happened lately, so bear with me; this will probably be really random.

I think you should have to pass a speaking test to be a teacher at any level, kindergarten – university. If you talk in an uneducated or hard to understand way…you’re gone.

I learned that China didn’t have drive-thrus until 2005, when McDonald’s opened the country’s first one. Apparently the Chinese had no idea how to use it, either. I guess they don’t watch enough American TV. :P

The stupid display on the head unit in my car keeps coming on and off, mostly off. I wish it would quit and just stay on.

I wish Viz wasn’t so anal about their licensing of Death Note, because that episode that I fake-fansubbed was really fun and I’d love to do more and get them out there somewhere.

I can’t wait until this summer because I want to go to the beach! :D

Well, I guess that’s enough randomness for now.

-Philip