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12:20am: i've been meaning to do this for a while so i'll do it today! i'm going to blog as the day progresses. i did this once before, but... here, i'll give you the blow by blow of the epic fail: at 7am i started, saved the draft, and left the window open for easy update access. i updated throughout the day at work. i came home and made my 6pm update (i was updating hourly). i saved the draft, and only after i'd hit the button did i realize that this is not the version i had been progressively saving to all day, but the window i had open at 7am. so instead of 12 posts, i had 2. it hurt. it really hurt.
anyways, i have been promising a post about the gathering, so without further ado!
there were 3 people, including me. which, i can't lie, i found rather depressing. we're in LA and i know we have a plethora of Nerdfighters because there were so many at the Tour de Hank! however, an overwhelming majority of them either didn't hear about the gathering, or refused to show up. :/
but i still think i made rather pretty signs to point them in the right direction! for those who are interested, *cough*Lydia*cough* video of the dismally small turn-out will be posted before the week is out.
after the "gathering" was through, i went to Barnes & Noble at the Santa Monica Promenade. it's three floors high, has escalators and an elevator going up the center, and the barriers are all made of glass so that from any vantage you can look and see all three floors of books! *swoon*
now, a bit of epilogue is that i spent most of my time in years 8-18 sitting any place i could find (a chair, a ledge, the floor) in my local libraries and the Barnes & Noble in Burbank. i even noticed last time i was in that particular Barnes & Noble that the trend had finally caught on and there were people sitting in nearly every row. (no longer would i be the weirdo receiving strange looks as people stepped over me. now, i was just another book lover on a Saturday afternoon.) so i thought nothing of finding a book i liked, nestling in a rather quiet corner, and beginning to read. but i overlooked the fact that this was not my Burbank Barnes & Noble full of nostalgia and comfy chairs. i even overlooked that there were no chairs. that is until a guard ever so politely (and i mean this literally, i was taken a little aback by just how polite he was. he appeared honestly appologetic.) that he was "sorry, but sitting isn't allowed in the bookstore." but at least i got to put a few notes into these, so it wasn't a total loss!
8:20am: it's raining! it rained all night actually. but i like that. it's the morning, "i have to drive through traffic" rain i'm not fond of. however, today it wasn't so bad cuz my mom drove. (welcome to the adventures of sharing a car!)
so, a couple things i forgot to mention about Saturday's gathering are a) it was at Santa Monica Pier and b) i used my Droid like CRAAAZY! it told me how to get to the pier, and then it showed me which way to walk (that's right, the navigation's not just for the car) to get to Barnes & Noble and to the gelato shop (i LOVE gelato!), an app told me how to get to back to my car (it's called "Carr Matey" and is pirate themed ^_^), and then it showed me where to meet the rest of my family who were shopping for new living room furniture.
accidental capitalization. once i start writing in a certain format, i have to stick with it! ---> So i'm going to try to update this as close to hourly as possible. wish me luck!
10:20am:ok, so all i gotta say is "WHY IS MY SIZE OUT OF STOCK???? IT'S NOT FAIR!!!" awesome shirt
12pm: i was scared when i saw this government tweet. but felt better when i saw this reassuring tweet. and went right back to shocked when i realized they're encouraging the madness! and on a side note, that is the real government of the country i live in tweeting about pop stars and JK Rowling. welcome to my sub-reality!
today is SUCH an awesome day to be online! right now i'm watching John Green live, and earlier i was watching JK Rowling live! AND i received the new ALL CAPS album today! i love them more than i should. :D internet, where would i be without you?
2pm: see, it's moments like this that make being a Nerdfighter awesome! just finished helping John prank Hank. the first stunt in a chain of events leading up to his birthday! here's the result! XD
3:24pm: so i looked at my blog post list and there were only 3 posts for March. i'm thinkin' one of the reasons is cuz i was considering how much blogging i was going to be doing this month! so, for May i'm either gonna love blogging or hate it. either way, i'm not gonna have another month where i only blog 3 times! lack of writing talent or not, that's just too few blogs. :/
4pm: something i never finished writing Feb. 20th: i have, rather recently, become more or less addicted to the internet. i can't remember the last time i went through an entire day without logging on. i blog, vlog, update, tweet, and scrobble. a chat app is always open, i worship Google docs, and TweetDeck is a godsend.
so it's a funny thing that i only just have come to fully appreciate my friendships online. wait! don't get offended! i already appreciated you! i said fully appreciate!
in the past couple of weeks i haven't had time to watch/read/comment on/respond to all the posts/updates my friends have made. (resulting in the small mountain of content i've now to get through. which i'm not exactly dreading.) i also haven't had time to chat on Skype (or anywhere else for that matter) as often lately.
i never realized how much i talk to people, or choose not to talk to people (sorry!), until i haven't had the time to do it. i've had to cut a lot of convos short, or not participate in them at all lately.
continuing this thought: this still, sadly, is mostly true. i want to watch/read/comment on everything, and i ALSO want to produce content for all of you to watch/read/comment on. but with all my online friends having YT channels and blogs, along with other blogs and YTers i follow, AND, ya know, IRL, it gets a little daunting. i've gotta get better at managing time though, cuz i don't want to give ANYTHING up. i either cut out IRL, cut out my friends, or cut out participating in the NF community. i don't know about you, but i'm not willing to part with any of those options. i love it all too much! well, IRL i wouldn't mind cutting out so much, but it's necessary to keep the other two. (need the job, to get the money, to stay connected and be able to afford cons and eventually travel.) so if anyone has any tips, please let me know!
by the way, it stopped raining at around 10am! ^_^ now it's sunny and kind of cool and breezy. in other words, absolutely gorgeous!
7:10pm: you have no idea how delighted i am knowing that i won't epically fail with my all-day blog this time! :)
so we're on the last legs of this blog entry. we're almost to the finish. i'm pretty sure i'm gonna wrap it up at 10pm. but now, if i buckle down and stay focused, i may be able to make this blog look a bit better!
10:08pm: just finished watching the "special 2hr presentation" of 24. the last season. i'm going to miss hearing Jack Bauer threaten to tell him where the (insert threat here) or "i'll kill your family!" another favorite is when he's holding a gun on someone and yells, "don't make me do this!" or the always classic, in a hushed and menacing tone between clenched teeth, "have no doubt. i will do this!" ah. good times!
anywho! if you've gotten to this point in the blog, then you've done it! you've gotten through HOURS worth of my worthless prattle. perseverance like this is really admirable!
i promptly failed that bit about buckling down and staying focused by the way. that went out the window immediately as i began reading Lydia's blog. (which i'm a bit backlogged on. :/)
well, i hope this makes up for the crappy blogs this weekend as well as the vast lack of blogs last month. :)