Thursday, December 18, 2008

Questions asked, questions answered.

1. Do you like blue cheese? I don't know if I've ever had it.

2. Have you ever smoked a cigarette? No.

3. Do you own a gun? No, I don't think I've even considered the possibility.

4. What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? Never had anything from Sonic (Seconded!)

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Yes, but I get more angry/upset than nervous due to the crap-ass medical insurance systems available in PR that make me jump through hoops and hurdles (covered in flame!) just so I can get basic exams and such.

6. What do you think of hot dogs? Mystery meat that I can't get enough of. I'm horrible. I can't say no to a hot dog. If it's made out of meat, I have to think long and hard about it...but if it's chicken, that hot dog is gone!

(Hm, I just realized that my reply to that question can be misinterpreted...)

7. Favorite Christmas Song? Oh Come All Ye Faithful, All I Want for Christmas Is You, and most of the typical Puerto Rican Christmas music.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Water. I only drink orange juice if I'm sick or travelling, which will eventually lead to my being sick.

9. Can you do push ups? Yes. Not many though because I am unfit.

10. What's your favorite meal? I cannot pick? Sushi, dumplings, crepes, paella, pasta, stuffed peppers, my mom's bacalao, but I can tell you right now what I don't like: olives, capers, and red meat.

11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? Hm...I like jewelry to be either very delicate or extremely huge and bonkers. That said, I think I like rings, bracelets, earrings, and brooches the most.

12. Favorite hobby? Photography, graphic design, fashion, singing, cooking, traveling, among others. And shopping, definitely, especially thrift/flea market shopping.

13. Do you work with people who idolize you? I don't think so. Well, Gerardo says he does, but that's a very specific incident.

14. Do you have A.D.D? I don't think so, but I know I have OCD.

15. What's one trait that you dislike about yourself? I cannot narrow it down to one, but here they are: I expect too much from others, I self-deprecate too much, and I'm really bad at forgiving and forgetting.

16. Middle name? Maris.

17. Name 3 thoughts at this moment.
1) What am I forgetting?
2) I'm so hungry...
3) I hope I'm not getting sick.

18. Name 3 things you bought yesterday:
1) clothes
2) food Cafetería Mana
3) makeup

20. Current worry right now? Money, thesis, conference papers, and being a good host.

21. Current hate right now? Allergies, I forgot my water bottle, and I need to go to the ladies room...

22. Favorite place to be? New York City! Though I've kind of been missing European countries laltely.

23. How did you bring in New Years? With Damian and his family at a family friend's house.

24. Where would you like to go? I think this question should say where wouldn't I want to go...I want to visit the world!

25. Name three people who will complete this? I don't know.

26. Whose answer do you want to read the most? Whoever answers!

27. What color shirt are you wearing? Well, it has blue and white horizontal stripes.

28. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Never done it.

29. Can you whistle? No? Very poorly?

30. Favorite color(s)? Green, white,, mostly but I like vibrant colors!

31. Would you be a pirate? I like the idea of the pirate myth but in reality, modern pirates suck, so no...and being at sea with scurvy? Not awesome.

32. What songs do you sing in the shower? It's very rare for me to sing in the shower, but usually I sing stuff like...the Cinema Paradiso theme. Lately it's Oh Come All Ye Faithful. People, it's the choirgirl in me.

33. Favorite girl's name? Isabel/Elizabeth, Sofía, Victoria, Dorças. (If I ever give a girl that name, she would kill me because ignorant people would probably call her Dork Ass.) I like Ezra too. I know it's a boy's name. I don't care.

34. Favorite boy's name? Damian is pretty good...:P I can't really come up with boy names right now...I used to like Nicholas, but taking class with a viking professor of the same name kind of killed it for me.

35. What's in your pocket right now? Nothing. Well, lint maybe.

36. Last thing that made you laugh? Chris Rock.

37. Best bed sheets as a child? Hush Puppies!

38. Worst injury you've ever had? Never broken anything, but I have a bum knee that hurts like a mofo that lost on election day. That, and my jaw pops.

39. Do you love where you live? No. I mean, I like my house, but with all the construction going on in the vicinity, I'm not happy.

40. How many TVs do you have in your house? Four.

41. Who is your loudest friend? I don't know...I think we all have our moments of loudness...

42. How many dogs do you have? Three: Chewy the Pirate Prince of Darkness, Maya Oh Scratch My Belly Please, and Patch the Crazy.

43. Does someone have a crush on you? I don't think so...?

45. What is your favorite book? Pride & Prejudice, all the way.

46. What is your favorite candy? I can't pick...chocolate, crepes, fruit tarts...aaaaah!

47. What is your favorite sports team? I don't really follow sports.

48. What song do you want played at your funeral? I don't know...I plan ahead, but I don't plan this ahead...

49. What were you doing 12 AM last night? At Jennifer's house, wrapping up a small holiday get-together.

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning? Why does the dog keep doing this to me?! (She wakes up very early so I can open the door and she can wake up my parents.)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Warning: anime academia ahead...

Just some random thoughts that pop into my head when I watch anime/read manga...

Why do anime characters lack nipples? Is this a desexualization or objectification of the female? Dolls don't have nipples; are female characters being made into dolls?

What is the obsession with mecha (aka mechanical/mechanized armor)? Man's integration to machine? Overcoming the limits of the human body with a oversized mechanized humanoid?

What in Zeus' beard were Sadamoto and Anno on when they made NGE? Seriously...

Is Malice Mizer ever going to do a reunion concert? Seriously?

Was Shinji made more sexually ambiguous (allusions are made to attraction to Rei, Asuka, and Kaworu) to make the animated version of NGE more popular amongst girls for yaoi/shonen ai purposes? I think so...

What makes transgender so seemingly acceptable?

Is CLAMP ever going to finish X? Seriously?

Can Sora's death after the sexual consummation of his relationship with Arashi be considered a punishment? After all, he dies and she loses her powers...there's some sort of connotation of sex = punishment there...

That's all for now...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Curse of the Internet

Apparently I have some sort of...unholy mark on me that signals that every once in a very frequent while, I must go without internet. And this is one of those whiles.

My mother has been doing some extensive remodelling/renovating/whatever you want to call it and today they decided to just...yank all the cables from their wall plugs...and now, nothing works.

I am going to leave it at that before my wrath explodes upon the internet and things get worse. Here's a picture of a poinsettia to tide you over until I can provide some real content.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Rest is good.

The semester is nearly over, which is so marvelously awesome there are really no words or actions that can describe it, other than staying quiet, appreciating the weather, and nomming on assorted things. Now I'll finally have time to rest and work on my projects, which include conference papers, thesis, and advertising for an activity.

One of my professors asked me to design pretty much everything publicity related for an upcoming event. This is pretty cool because it gives me a change to practice my graphic design skills, rounds out my resume, and, well. Publicity?

Thanksgiving was good. I barely tasted the food though since I've been harboring a cold from Hades. Shitty as a I was, I dragged my ass to school to show the mock-ups I'd made. Here is a completely unflattering picture of my outfit!

I've been getting most of my stuff on sale lately. Either that, or Salvation Army/flea markets for me! Have to seriously save for next semester since I have to be making a few business trips. Of course, some fun will be injected with them too!

I'd been obsessed with that dress for a while and they put it on a half-off sale, so it had to come home with me! I've worn it way too many times...and I've had it less than a month!

Jacket: Salvation Army (kids dept!)
Pins: Kress (turned earrings into pins)
Dress: Pitusa
Shoes: Old Navy

I'd say expect more posts soon, but I can't promise anything! I want to catch up on lost sleep...

And I have to catch up on academic work. Oh thesis.