Monday, October 31, 2011



This is my favorite holiday!

I promise, I'll make a more substantial post later tonight/early tomorrow morning.  This is kinda like a placeholder, a promissory note that something better is on its way.

I also wanted to make sure that I got a post in on my favoritest holiday.

I'm doing theory homework, watching Ghost Hunters, and handing out candy...and eating some, too!  Bliss.

Monday, October 24, 2011


A few months after X-Men Origins: Wolverine was released into the wild yonder of numerous theaters, there was a rumor going around that a Deadpool movie was in the works and would be released in 2012.  I opened up the interwebs and searched on IMDb for this movie.  And it was true!  Deadpool, probably my favorite comic book character of ALL TIME, was getting his own movie.  And Ryan Reynolds was slated to be him.  In that internet search, my dreams were coming true.

I've kept tabs on the movie and noted with great angst and sorrow that the release date was being pushed back.  

It wasn't until today, just moments before I started writing, that I checked the status of the movie and saw something that caused great horror and almost had me swooning in my desk (which would be embarrassing as I'm currently in class).  Deadpool has been pushed back to 2014.  WTH, Hollywood?  Where's my freaking movie?!

Please join me in my anger.  I'll be pouting in a corner, planning some sort of major coup that will get me my movie faster.

**In case you can't read the Wolverine and Deadpool interaction:
W: Oh, come on.
D: No.  You smell of beef and cheese.
W: I'll give you a cameo in my next movie.
D: ...fine.  You're the best there is at what we do.  But what we do best isn't very nice.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Short, but..

Okay.  I have 18 followers now (woohoo!) and we're getting closer to my goal.  But, because I'm excited that I have more than four people following my blog, I'm gonna do the giveaway anyway, even if I don't get to 30 followers by Halloween.

So.  In light of this, I now need some ideas for what you'd like to see in the giveaway.  Keep in mind that I'm broke, okay?  Because if you tell me to include a 3D tv, I will snicker at your stupidity and move on.  Yup.

Alright.  Comment and give me ideas so I can make this giveaway even more epic than it already is. \(*o*)/

I have no pictures that really relate to this, so enjoy this picture of me acting like the nerd I am.  And yes, that is a balloon wolf which was gifted to me by the lovely ladies at the Provo Library after a Balloon Guy performance.  The Balloon Guy was freaking amazing.  I laughed so hard!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


This is a boring post, but I would like to inform y'all that I was not only on time for my morning class, but I was EARLY!  Yahooooo!

That is all.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Library

I love my library.  Seriously.  If the library had a human persona, and that persona just happened to be male, I'd marry him in a heartbeat.  Seriously, though, my library is the best library on the face of the earth.

I kid you not.  There are always programs to go to, numerous author events, and basic good times.  You can tell that the librarians really care about their job and the library, which makes it an excellent place to simply go to when you want to study or just plop down in a comfy chair and read.

The Provo Library rocks.

Anyway, I volunteered at an author event yesterday.  There were four authors: Becca Fitzpatrick (Hush, Hush), Michelle Hodkin (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer), Elana Johnson (Possession), and Moira Young (Blood Red Road).  It was set up as a panel and the audience was able to text in their questions, which were displayed on a screen behind the authors.  It was a truly excellent way to get audience participation without breaking up the flow of questions by hauling around a microphone to the various audience members.

Also, pictures of the event to come.  I'll add them to this post when I transfer them from my phone to my camera.  I meant to do that yesterday, but I got home pretty late from the event and didn't feel like cracking open my trusty laptop and getting it done.

And can I also say that the morning comes REALLY HEAVEN-FORSAKINGLY EARLY when you go to bed late?  I mean, it was relatively on par with when I usually go to sleep, but it seemed worse this morning.  I blame my brain-addling cold which makes sleep near IMPOSSIBLE.  I mean, despite my exhaustion of the previous night, I couldn't breathe well, so sleep was fleeting.  It was like trying to catch a frolicking unicorn and a leprechaun at the same time.

Anyway.  If you live in the Provo/Orem area, definitely check out the Provo Library (<---oh my goodness, it's a link!).  You won't be disappointed.  You might actually run into me as the library is my second home.  Yep. All they need is a hot chocolate machine or something and I'd live there.  The building is beautiful and there are totally rooms in there that would look lovely as my bedroom.  I can picture it now... *wanders away in a dream-like daze, fantasizing about living in the library*

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Wow, two posts within minutes (ish?) of each other!  Un-freaking-believable.


So, you know that Halloween-inspired giveaway I mentioned a little bit ago?  Well, I'm halfway to the 30 followers I need in order to make it even better!  I already know something of the things I'm going to include in the swag bag, and decided to share.  Click here to check out some of the things that may be included with the bag.  I say may because there's lots of stuff on the page.

And on that note, back to my literary theory homework.  Woohoo...(Ah, Edvard Munch.  This is such a fitting picture.)

Edgar Allen Poe

I love Mr. Poe's stories.  I love the narration style, the word choice, the masterful way in which he can heighten emotion and instill fear.  His treatment of death is amazing.  In short, I love him.  And when a friend told me they were making a movie about him, I was excited.  Then she told me it wasn't really about him, per se, but more of a work of fiction.  He was in it, of course, but the plot is that a murderer is offing people based on his short stories and their sometimes very gruesome deaths.

Well, I hopped on my trusty computer and decided to watch the trailer.  I was shocked.  In a good way!  The movie looks amazing.

On that note, watch the trailer.  There better be a midnight showing.

Nevermore have I wanted one...that was lame.  But amusing, hehehe.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Apples, apples, apples...

Last weekend, I went a little fruit crazy.  There was a farmer's market in my neighborhood, and I pounced on all the fruit that they were selling...and bought way more than I actually needed.  Yep.  I bought a freaking ton of apples, pears, and peaches.  But...they're soooo yummy!

After realizing just how much fruit I purchased, I immediately started Googling some recipes that would use a lot of fruit.  I stumbled across a relatively simple recipe for apple cobbler and made it.  I fed it to my roommates and my mum.  They were my guinea pigs...but there were no complaints.  Win!

So, I decided to blog about it and share the recipe that I found via a recipe app.  And.  There are pictures.  Yay!

Apple Cobbler

4 or 5 apples (You can also combine fruit.  Don't be shy!)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 large egg
3/4 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pinch of cinnamon--optional
A small bit of vanilla and rum extract--totally optional!  I love experimenting with extracts, so I always find an excuse to add at least one.

1) Preheat oven to 350.
2) Peel, core, and slice the apples into a 10-inch ceramic or glass pie plate (I used a 9x14 inch pan, but I also doubled the recipe).
3) Combine remaining ingredients.
4) Pour mixture over the apples from the center to the edges.  Try to coat everything!
5) Bake for 1 hour
6) Sprinkle the finished product with cinnamon and that's it.  Enjoy you're delicious cobbler.

I'm going to make this again, but I'm going to mix apples and peaches.  I'll let ya know how it turns out.  But you're baking it, Super-Nerd, you say, so we already know it will be amazing.  To this I say, I know, but it gives me a chance to report just how amazing it really is.

Monday, October 3, 2011


I love music.  And so I decided to take a little break from writing my paper to share with you my current song obsession.

Freak on a Leash by Korn, featuring Amy Lee from Evanescence.  The song without Amy Lee is freaking fantastic as well, so if you don't care for A.L. check out the original song.

And that's it.  Now, back to my paper...which is due tomorrow.  I hate myself.

And just so you know, this video is a live version, so it's softer.  But still.  Beautiful.  Love it.

And how...

Geez.  Can you (yes, I'm addressing my readers collectively, because that's definitely easier than naming you...even though there are only 13 of you, so it wouldn't be that hard.  Whatever.) believe that it's already October?  That means that Halloween is right around the proverbial corner!  That's right.  My favorite holiday of all time is getting close.

I'm getting antsy.

My awesome friend and I are dressing up as Daft Punk for Halloween.  If you haven't heard of this band, you should be deeply ashamed of yourself.  Go listen to them.  Now.  Click me to listen!  And while you're listening, click on over to my friend's blog and check out our costumes so far.  She was smart and took pictures of them.  I didn't.  I blame unintended glue inhalation.

Now, I'm getting antsy because school is already a month in.  I'm a third of the way done.  Holy crap!  I want school to finish up, but it's pretty freaky how fast the month of September whisked by.

Moving on from my insecurities, I have nothing new, really.  Oh, I'm getting ready to post a massive book haul (poor Borders...but my bookshelf is rejoicing!) and another recipe post (with pictures).  But yeah.  I'll probably do a post of some griping and complaining about school because that's what student's do.

Oh!  And my friend added my cat to my blog background.  Cute, no?  She's pretty fabulous.