nebulia: a nebula (sod off-fallen the webcomic)
I had these plans. They're starting Supernatural season 4 here tomorrow at 8, subbed in espanol. So, I was going to take my test Friday morning, relax/internet/watch season three in the afternoon, and go to the final symphony concert in the evening.

That all went brilliantly. The concert was fantasic; the national orchestra is as exceptional as the Ticos claim it is. They have every right to be proud of it. Also, I got to see a piece writted for the OSN in its debut last night, which was really cool. I was part of the first audience ever hearing that piece, and I really liked it. It had a lot of aspects of modern classical music, but I love modern classical music just as much as the good old stuff, and it was really good.

So, then, on Saturday, I was going to go to Volcan Irazu, and then relax/watch more Supernatural. And on Sunday I was going to go to Volcan Poas and get back in time to shower, eat dinner, and then actually watch Supernatural on TV. For once. XD

But whatever. Today.

So I get down to downtown San Jose at 7:45 to catch the 8 o'clock bus (the bus comes back from Irazu at 12:30). That all goes brilliantly, and I meet this girl who just graduated from UKansas in Manhattan (Kansas). She's with her boyfriend, and they're in CR for two weeks because her boyfriends from Mexico and they've been doing the long distance thing. That was cool.

Anyway, so it's an hour and 45 minutes or so to Irazu, and by the time we get to the gates it's rainy and windy and (when we get outside) probably around 40-some degrees, maybe less with wind chill.

Whatever. I'd totally hike anyway.

The problem is that there was a rockslide in the park. A ROCKSLIDE. So the park is closed today and tomorrow, and for good reason: not only is it dangerous, but none of the frickin' place has power or water or anything.

So we turned around and went back to San Jose.

On the way home I talked to a guy from Taiwan (though he lives in Florida now), who's here for a week. He was pretty cool. It was nice to talk to him. He'd been to a lot of countries in Latin America, and it was cool to hear about that. Apparently, the traffic in Brazil is even crazier than it is here in San Jose. I'm not even sure how that's possible. XD

So I went and got white grape juice and cookies from the automercado, and I guess I'm gonna start the supernatural marathon early. I think I'll try Irazu next weekend, and go with Susan, because she wants to see a bunch of the volcanoes.

Whatever. As soon as I go home (since I'm at UVeritas right now because I don't have internet), I'm changing into my pajama pants and dry socks and curling up in bed.

It's cold. And rainy. I love it, but I really wish I was in Irazu. D:
nebulia: a nebula (Default)
Went with Dad to run the dogs tonight after I got home from work. Mape came too, even though he doesn't need to practice like Toby and Molly, who are hunters, do. But it's nice for him to get out of the yard and he really likes it.

Anyway, it was pretty cold, about 28 degrees. Not a lot of wind like there was earlier, and anyway, when we're not hunting we run them in this field near our house that's surrounded by trees. There was still snow on the ground, and it was dark, but there was a pale moon and some ambient light. Some light clouds, but not a lot.

And so we were running them, and Dad looked up and said, "Wow! Look at the ring around the moon!"

There was, as Dad so aptly put it, a ring around the moon. It wasn't close to the moon--it was a big ring, but it had this beauty to it, like it was an orbit. It seemed perfectly round, and the moon was full or nearly full, and it was one of the beautiful things I've ever seen. I wished I had my camera so I could have taken a picture of it. It was so cool.

And then it made me think of that old slogan--"Ring around the moon, rain coming soon." Which is odd, because the forecast says sun for the next few days...

We'll have to see which wins out.

Anyway, that's the news for today.

nebulia out.
nebulia: (matsujun)
I promised pictures, and here are pictures!

pictures out of my window into my backyard )

And we can't forget the front yard... )
I love snow soooo much! Yes, and we got all of that today, thankyouverymuch. *happydance*

nebulia out
nebulia: a nebula (yosh-ouran high school host club)
IT'S SNOWING!!!

go read!

Sep. 30th, 2007 10:07 pm
nebulia: a nebula (boring)
Right, guys.

Just finished one of the best books I have ever read: I am the Messenger, by Markus Zusak. It is a seriously wonderful book and I highly recommend it.

Seriously. Go read it.

I also recommend The Book Thief, also written by him. I didn't think it possible I could like a book he wrote any more than I liked The Book Thief, but I did. I am the Messenger was SO much better than the Book thief, and I loved them both.

Geez. In one year, I have added two books to my top five list (The Road, and now this one). It was the same from eighth grade to eleventh, and suddenly, in the space of three months, it changes. What. The. Hell.

It now reads:

Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
The Road, Cormac McCarthy
Zazoo, Richard Mosher
I am the Messenger, Markus Zusak
Crown Duel, Sherwood Smith.

But seriously. I was getting kind of tired of not finding any good books that weren't vampire!romance (The twilight series is excellent, but really, I'm getting tire of all the hype around it, and Jacob Black annoys me)...but now, I have found hope.

Go read I Am the Messenger, now. Please. It's wonderful.

Today was this slow, steady buildup of storm. Most of the morning and all afternoon it was clouds rolling in, wind, humidity, and then, at about five, the dam suddenly burst and it just poured, half the time in the sun. It's still cloudy and crap out now, but I don't think it's raining anymore.

It was kind of cool, though.

nebulia out.
nebulia: a nebula (take you home)
Swim meet tonight.

Dropped 15 seconds on my 500.

Yay!

*off to the hot shower*

The weather's been wonderful the past couple of days--cool, in the 60s and low 70s. I LOVE it. A lot. :)

nebulia out.

Fic

Sep. 6th, 2007 10:04 pm
nebulia: a nebula (such great heights)
Title: progression: the art of contentment
Summary: they are perfectly at ease with each other, but sometimes you have to move on to make life worth living.
Warnings: A distinctly odd Kenshin mindset, Jinchuu spoilers, KK, some rather strange sap, general verbosity and word vomit
Rating: Would you say PG-13 or PG? I mean, Moonstruck's just rated PG, and they actually say they have sex...I'm not sure. (Shut up, nebulia, and stop citing old Cher movies...)
Notes: Still mostly unedited; I've kinda gone through it once, but not seriously.

Overall, what do you think? Does the present tense work? I love writing in present tense, but I don't do it a lot, because then it's ruined. I think there's a lot of awkward sentence structure and the like; is this true? Does it work? I'm planning on fixing most of it, but should I leave it alone?

What about a title? I'm not sure about that, either.

progression: the art of contentment )

It's a big thunderstorm outside! I love the sound of the rain! And the thunder!

Urk, Iowa.

Aug. 13th, 2007 03:43 pm
nebulia: a nebula (sod off)
Working down at the dealership again, at least until the decision for whether or not to sell comes through. But who am I to turn down busy work and ten bucks an hour?

It's been less humid the past few days, though no less hot. At least my glasses don't fog up when I walk outside, like they did last week and on Saturday. *sigh*

I am so tired. And I have voice lessons. And then the start of swim team. I hope to God I don't have to swim tonight; if I do, I'll say I have to leave for babysitting or dinner or something.

And then, the best part of my evening: MBF's coming over to hang out! Yay!

nebulia out.

Habits

May. 8th, 2007 07:53 pm
nebulia: (girl from cirque du soleil's O)
I think I mentioned that I went for a bike ride on Saturday, for the first time in a few years. It was really, really nice. Last night I only had time for a quick ride around the block, but todsay I had a nice, hour-long ride on the Greenbelt. It's so pretty, and I listened to Jet (my newest discovery as far as good bands), and just had a really, really nice time.

I've kinda been responsible lately. I've done almost all my homework, I've been preparing my app to Colorado College for this summer, and I've been getting out more. I still love going online, but I'm not nearly as hooked up to it as I was, and it's been okay.

My birthday's in four days. I've been on LJ for only a little longer than that, and I'm glad I started using it. It helps me keep a regular journal, something I always felt I should do but never did. It's good, though. I like rambling, getting my feelings out.

I think I'll make biking a habit. So biking to school or around campus when I go to college or whatever can become something of a habit. Walking everywhere's a drag, but I'm trying not to be so lazy. Bike riding is just the thing. I actually like it a lot.

I am a little sore, though. I'm always a pretty hard rider, courtsey of my dad being a hardcore biker, and so I tend to push myself. Usually I'm not too out of breath, but getting back on the bike does make me a little sore. *sigh* I don't think it should take too long to get out of that, though.

So, that's that. Today I went to Borders with gothsocks and LCA. I love hanging out with them--it's so much fun. LCA, it turns out, is totally confused about the whole HLBF/gothsocks/LCA thing, so I filled her in. Because she needed to know. And apparently HLBF is ditching class. I was worried about LCA, but now I'm more worried about HLBF. It's getting confusing.

*sigh*

I'll have to play therapist, too. I don't mind helping picking up the pieces...but still...

nebulia out.
nebulia: a nebula (the scared guy)
So. I'm going on birth control. Periods...once a month...you have no idea how fucking amazing that sounds. Not to mention less symptoms, less acne...it's gonna be wonderful.

So yes, I went to the gyno. It wasn't too bad--she didn't need to do a pelvic or anything, which was good.

Meanwhile, today I rode my bike for the first time in years and I loved it. It was so nice. I'm going to have to ride my bike more often. ^_^ I went down to the greenbelt and rode all over looking for a nice quiet spot to sit, and then I sat. And then I went home. It was really nice. It's cloudy and windy today, which is really nice, to tell you the truth.

There's the usual gothsocks/LCA/HLBF drama...but I won't go into it. I feel bad for HLBF, though...in some ways she's given up on LCA, but all she wants for her now is to be happy. I mean, I know she wouldn't turn down a relationship if LCA offered, but she's convinced gothsocks still secretly likes LCA. And though she doesn't think LCA wants a romantic relationship with gothsocks anymore, they're still best friends. Having best friends of my own, I see where HLBF's coming from. She gets that LCA really needs her friends right now, and LCA really wants gothsocks to go with her to the prom.

I'm not bothered by this, as long as they still go out to birthday dinner before with me. XP

I just worry for them, you know? For all of them. They're my friends, I love them, and they help me.

I just worry.

Well...stuff to do. I'll procrastinate some more. And then I'll get to work cleaning my room and writing the two FRQs the God of History Teachers assigned me to write.

yeah.

nebulia out.
nebulia: a nebula (sod off)
Tonoght at play practice I had a huge fight with a girl I've known since seventh grade. I've never really liked her, though most of the time I've been mildly friendly towards her, even though I think she's a self-righteous kind of girl and she dresses far too risque for her size--it's not that she's fat, but she's tall and has some meat on her and is really sort of pretty, but...she shouldn't be wearing skirts that short. So, more like she needs to stop deluding herself and wear a size bigger.

But I digress. My problem with her is not her fashion sense. It's the fact that she's a self-rightwous bitch. But she's friends with a lot of my friends, so I was always friendly with her anyway.

But tonight we had a huge fight--it's been building up, and I've always just kind of rolled my eyes when she would tell me to shut up in US history or whatever--getting angry over it takes to much energy and makes me the bad person (though sometimes I did interrupt her because I'm a little self-righteous too, sometimes, and I thought she didn't know what she was talking about--she's not the only one at fault)--and...thought the amount of emotion it took was huge and if one of my other friends hadn't been there I'd have backhanded her...so I was in tears after I left (Thank God I didn't cry in front of her).

But now...and even after I stopped crying, I feel really liberated. I don't have to be nice to her anymore, and I don't feel bad about not really forgiving her or anything. During our arguement, she cited being sick and on her period as a "Don't fuck with me" kind of thing, and I told her I didn't give a flying fuck because your period comes once a fucking month and no one else gets a break when they're sick, so deal with it (which is totally true--I'm never going to back down from that). But anyway, I don't feel bad about it, and she was avoiding me but I'm definitely not caring, and I'm serious. I don't care. I didn't skirt to the other side of the hall when I walked past her, I didn't leave the room just after I walked in because she was there, and apparently a lot of our mutual friends in drama were kind of expecting it, because they're okay with it. Even her best friend, who, oddly enough, I really trust, was cool with it, and understood my point of view.

So I feel happier than I have in a long time. Because, I think, now I don't have to pretend. And that's very, very good.

In other news, it wonderfully rained all day today and I'm exhausted because of 6-7 hour play practices each night, but whatev. It's almost over, and I like drama anyway.

nebulia out.
nebulia: a nebula (sod off)
Play practice is URGH. And while I have internet connection at these 6 hour wonders, the school's wireless has blocks on it. *sigh*

And when I'm not at play practice or doing homework...I'm watching Gokusen.

The J-dorama. Shut up. But no, it's really great because it's so funny. And you totally know how it'll end, and the show's perfectly okay with that. It doesn't take itself seriously, which I love. And Shin is FUCKING HOT. Seriously. Right now I'm watching the Graduation special, but I'll finishe it in the morning because I'm tired now.

So...now I definitely ship Shin/Yankumi. Because it's fun. And Shinohara is definitely gay. I've decided this.

Last night it rained really, really hard. GB and I went out and played in it for like 20 minutes--we were soaked to the bone, but it was SO MUCH FUN. I'll be playing in the rain until I'm 90.

I'm going to bed now.

Night.

nebulia out.
nebulia: a nebula (the scared guy)
It's been snowing. ALL DAY.

What. The. Hell.

I can't tell if I like it or not.

But What. The. Hell.

nebulia out.

LAWL

Apr. 6th, 2007 04:39 am
nebulia: a nebula (such great heights)
You Are 89% Tortured Genius

You totally fit the profile of a tortured genius. You're uniquely brilliant - and completely misunderstood.
Not like you really want anyone to understand you anyway. You're pretty happy being an island.


Hehe.

In other news, looks like I'm going on an antidepressant soon. I'll find out more about that later.

Also in other news, I'm really, really tired. Tonight, as soon as the good friday service is over, I'm going to bed.

It SNOWED on Wednesday. It's been cold ever since.

Not sure if I like it or not.

nebulia out.

Wow

Apr. 3rd, 2007 05:59 am
nebulia: a nebula (the scared guy)
I had a dream where Kaoru was trying to master the meaning of thunderstorms and tai chi (and teaching herself), and someone (Aang, maybe? Only old) was saying, "She's making great progress teaching herself, but she's still not as good as the others," because she was like the only girl in this Buddhist monastery and wasn't allowed to learn with the boys. But Aang felt bad about that, because she was very talented.

And my friend Bert was a Buddhist monk. Which was funny, because he is NOT a Buddhist monk (though he is a black belt). And he was showing Zuko and Katara and Toph really cool stuff about like healing and stuff, and he did this complex healing process group meditation thing, and Toph was just fine, but Zuko and Katara were (in Bert's head) very much in obvious mental pain because they hadn't worked through their LOTS OF EMO ANGST HOMG. And so Bert was going to fix it, and then I woke up.

There was a Zutara plot in there somewhere. Maybe they were two seperate dreams about eastern religious practices.

It was weird.

I think there was a HUGE thunderstorm last night. Even if it was just in my head, I loved it.

EDIT: Nope, thunderstorm was frickin' real, man. And it was AMAZING.

nebulia out.
nebulia: a nebula (katsushiro)
There'd been a piece of something (not sure what it was) floating around my keyboard making it hard to type, and I finally pried my "a" key off and pulled it out and now I'm flying and fancy free or whatever that phrase is.

Went to see Peacful Warrior with gothsocks. It was really fun. The movie was good--not the best movie I'd ever seen, but incredibly fasincating, and it was a gymnastics movie, but the sports weren't too overpowering. The writers did great things with dream sequences and what happens in the mind and the lighting and cinematography were incredible. It was actually really pretty cool. The main character was hot, too. gothsocks and I mocked some and wowed others, and I spent a lot of it on the verge of tears. I do recommend go seeing it, but I wouldn't pay for an evening showing. I might go get the DVD, though, when it comes out. Because it really was good, and also because the old mentor guy (who, while being an old mentor guy, was not your typical old mentor guy) said some great, great things.

So yeah. Go see it.

I still need to see a lot of movies though--Pride, 300, In the Land of Women, Penelope, Amazing Grace, and Premonition are all on my list. The third and fourth ones I think I'll rent, because they've come out but not here in the midwest. I REALLY wanna see Pride...even though it's a sport movie, it's about swimming. Dad and I actually might go see it, I think.

So yeah. That's how we roll 'round here. Ados.

It's been windy/rainy around here all day. It's sunny now, but I don't think it'll last long--at least, I'm crossing my fingers. I want it to rain more, dammit!

nebulia out.

postscript

Mar. 24th, 2007 01:56 pm
nebulia: a nebula (zutara)
It's cloudy and rainy today. I luuuuuurve it.

gothsocks came over last night for a sleepover. Fun! We giggled and laughed and made fun of each other and it was a blast. We also broke my desk chair, hehe...

Now I'm off to do homework, w00t.

nebulia out.
nebulia: a nebula (les amis de l'abc)
Started swimming for fun this morning at the club.

Yippee.

Had the AP Euro test from hell today. I mean, my AP teacher is God of Gods, but it was hard. Incredibly hard. My brain is still leaking out of my ears.

Eight days without cutting! Whoopee!

The magazine is also up and running, hooray. Well, not up and running, but we had the first meeting today, which is very, very good. So that's how we roll around here.

It looks like rain, it smells good, it's in the 50s...I love this weather. I hope it actually gets around to raining, but this isn't too bad.

And I have five math assignments to do and an essay to write, so I away!

nebulia out.

Nice days

Mar. 3rd, 2007 02:09 pm
nebulia: a nebula (les amis de l'abc)
Yesterday was wonderful in that it was cold and snowy. Gothsocks came over and we had bunches of fun. We made cookies and watched Howl's Moving Castle and Avatar and it was a blast. Yay.

Today is cold and sunny and just as beautiful. I've been very productive today, too; I did laundry and picked up and snowblowed. It makes me feel good, productivity.

I'm still cutting, but I didn't on Wednesday. And only once on Thursday and Friday and today. This is a good thing, obviously.

erm...that's about it. I'm not feeling particularly eloquent about my daily life right now, though I do feel like writing. So off I go!

I can't believe it's March already. Wow.

nebulia out.

Huzzah!

Mar. 2nd, 2007 11:29 am
nebulia: a nebula (heihachi)
No school! Huzzah!

nebulia out.

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