Saturday, May 11, 2013

Doughnuts, Asian Festivals, and the Doctor

That sums up my day.  My mom took my younger siblings--minus the eldest of my younger siblings, who was already at Tae Kwon Do--to get Krispy Kreme doughnuts (yum!) before we went on a shopping trip to get groceries and stuff for a trip we're taking down to visit friends.  I'll get to see Staples for the first time in almost two years I'm so incredibly excited.

And then we hurried to have lunch (we got Chick-Fil-A, which was also pretty awesome) and then had to leave to go to the Asian festival, where my brother was performing Tae Kwon Do and my dad was performing Hapkido (I hope I spelled that right) with other students from the martial arts studio they go to.  They showed forms and one-step-sparring-self-defense (my personal favorite) and also some exercises and board breaking and it was all-around awesome. Then we had some Asian-inspired-tacos (correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure tacos isn't an authentic Asian dish) (and are you sensing a recurring theme of food) that we got for free because the Grand Master's wife owned the place where we got the food, and they invited us.  Then two of my brothers and my dad went to eat at the actual restaurant instead of just the booth, while the middle brother and mom and the baby and I all went home.  

Then a friend called and we had fun and talked for like an hour and a half.  Then I went downstairs.  Then I came upstairs and that puts me here, with an English test to finish, and iPod to sync, stuff to draw, fanfic to write, and instead  listening to said iPod and writing a blog post.  Yup.  #LikeARowdyEmployee

Anyway, that picture that wasn't working?  The one I drew of the Doctor?  Well, I tried again, and here it is!

It looks like he's wearing eyeshadow ugh I'm sorry the pastels smudged.
Also I didn't use a reference so his nose is all wrong and his eyes and eyebrows are weird.

But other than the fact that they like to smudge when I don't want them to smudge, I've decided I really like pastels.  

Well, a parting quote for you, then I'm off to procrastinate.  (And I wonder why I never get anything done...)

There is the vicious circle that has been drawn for us by the huge mob which has become literate but not educated.  
-James Truslow Adams, "The Mucker Pose"

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


It's been awhile, hasn't it?  *looks around* Is anyone still reading this?  *shrugs*  Well, if not, all I'm doing is talking to myself, which isn't anything new.

Anyway, I'm caught up on my school!  You heard that right.  Essays=done.  Very big very scary Roe v. Wade essay that ending up being like 15 pages=done.  Test and essay on A Man for All Seasons=done.

So what's up in my world?  Other than being done (YAY!).  Still can't wrap my mind about how I'm done.

A Man for All Seasons is really tremendously good by the way.  It's by Robert Bolt.  READ IT.

I now have a totally unrelated meme that Blue posted on the Lakehouse and I just thought it was really funny so I'm posting it here okay.

And there you are.  I hope it made you laugh.  

What else?  Hmmm...well, I'm reading The Song at the Scaffold for English, currently.  I haven't as of yet gotten started on the actually book, but from the prefaces and stuffs that Seton is making me read first it looks pretty okay.  

I've noticed Seton really likes to assign books on--or rather, that take place during--the French Revolution.  I mean, we have The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Song at the Scaffold, A Tale of Two Cities...I feel like there should be more.  Maybe that's all there is.  Huh.  But also because of the movie Les Miserables is big, so I was thinking about that too.  Even though it's not assigned by Seton.  

I feel like I'm babbling.  Am I babbling?  (Yes, Spork, you are babbling.)  Okay, then, should I stop babbling?  (Yes, Spork, you probably should.)  Well then!  Moving on.  

I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and had a shopping spree. ^_^  It was very fun, and I got several supplies I've been wanting for a while.  And I tried pastels!  First time, ever.  I used oil pastels some when I was little, but pastels and oil pastels, as far as I can tell, are not the same thing.  I really like them.

...I tried to post my picture that I drew but I can't right now so sorry about that.  It wasn't the best (it was of the Eleventh Doctor) but considering I didn't use a reference and it was my first time with pastels I was pretty proud of myself.  Still am.  

Well, I should get back to reading.  So, peace out, good bye, etcetera.

You need a quote.

I should give a parting quote.  

Colan stood bare and weaponless;
Earl Harold as in pain,
Strove for smile, put hand to head,
Stumbled, and suddenly fell dead,
And the small white daisies all waxed red,
With blood out of his brain.  
-G.K. Chesterton, The Ballad of the White Horse
P.S.  Just for a heads up, the quote is from memory so it might not be entirely correct, and the punctuation almost certainly is not entirely correct.

P.P.S.  That's my mom's favorite stanza in the Ballad.  You're welcome, Mom.