Friday, February 24, 2012

Reading Week

Well, reading week has been busy, visiting and recovering and what not.

I also cleaned my room. And when I say clean my room, I mean really cleaned it.

I had to have my mom's help, since I was still kinda sick.

What we did was take everything out of my room. Everything.

Then we took the furniture out, and washed the walls.

I have spent the rest of this week sorting through eveeeerything in my room. Everything. I've sorted through every paper, every folder, everything.

So now I have a beautifully clean and organized room.

I think this kind of thing is something people (including myself) should do every year or so, kind of like spring cleaning.

It doesn't just help get rid of things you don't want or need anymore, it helps you find memories.

I found little things, like the wristband to an amusement park I went to with a good friend a few years ago. I can remember the visit on my own, but this wristband helps.

I also found things that aren't really associated with memories. Like notebooks. I have a ton of notebooks. It's almost silly. I filled up my desk with them.

I'm still sorting posters out, since I have to lay them out flat for a while, but I will soon be done!

And with that I'm off to enjoy the last little bit of reading week!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sick, again

I had planned to do a blog post on Doctor Who this week, because Doctor Who is awesome.

And then yesterday I had the bad luck to wake up extremely sick. When I say extremely sick, I mean so sick that I slept over 17 hours in less than 24 hours, and still was tired and ill.

So, needless to say, a post on Doctor Who will not be happening today, as I find it mildly amazing that I'm still conscious.

Instead, I will discuss the book and soon to be released movie, The Lorax.

The Lorax is a good read. It's a book ahead of its time about considering how we use our resources in the world.

I would definitely recommend The Lorax to anyone - young or old.

It has a great line. "I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees."

It definitely makes you think.

But I'm off to pass out again.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine's Day

Valentine's day is upcoming, and for people looking for gifts this can be stressful.

A lot of  friends I have have been stressing about how much flowers cost (a lot).

Red roses seem to be the traditional Valentine's gift, which to me means that after a while they don't mean as much. Why not throw some of the favorite flowers in? It means that they can go buy a dozen red roses for almost $30, and then you're done. But what if your significant other likes iris's? Or Tulip's?

Wouldn't `t it be better to get them the flowers they like?

There are more types of flowers than roses.

Avoiding the flower thing altogether could be good too. Get creative. My significant other got me Cthulhu Slippers for Valentine's day this year.

Ahhhh! Cthulhu's eating my feet! Nomnomnomnomnom.

These are perfect (for someone like me). They're practical, and there was thought put behind them. Every time I put them on I'll think of my significant other. 

Personally, I think the best gifts come from a person going out and getting their partner something that made them think "So-and-so would love that" when they first see it.

If you really want to go the flower rout though, why not try a potted plant? Then they live longer, which seems more romantic than giving someone something that's dead.


Something I've also found interesting is Valentine's day and White Day.

From what I understand, the Valentine's day and White Day split is done mostly in Japan and South Korea. (Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong)

As I understand it, on Valentine's Day, women typically give chocolates and gifts to their friends and guys. On White Day, which falls on March 14th, The guys reciprocate the gifts. Which makes sense to me, it's logical (this gets me odd looks from my female friends). That way, they don't forget to give a Valentine's gift (it does happen), or don't go thinking that you're just a friend and don't think of getting you one (because you can still give gifts to friends). It also gives a month to plan.


Another thing could me making a card, it's inexpensive (hopefully) and it means more.

But, off for the food and whatnot, see you next week!

Friday, February 03, 2012

Concerts, concerts and more concerts

Apparently Winnipeg is a real hot spot for concerts these days.

In the next four months I am going to at least three concerts.

Five Finger Death Punch, on April 9th at the Burton Cummings Theater.

I won't lie, I find them attractive. I'm a bit of a fan girl for Ivan Moody.

He's the one with the blond mo-hawk.

Paintball has never looked more appealing

This will be the 3rd time I've gone to see them since April 3, 2010.

They opened for Korn that show. They also headlined Rock on the Range here last August. This time I get to go as a birthday gift (as the tickets aren't too expensive).


Next is Trans-Siberian Orchestra on April 13th.

The tour is called "Beethoven's Last Night 2012". I don't know what this tour is about, since all the other times I've seen then it has been around Christmas.

For those who don't know, Trans-Siberian Orchestra is basically metal Christmas Music. And it is awesome. Most people who have heard any of their songs will have heard Wizards in Winter (it's hard to find a video to post... so I'll let you guys use your Google and YouTube powers  to find it if you want.)

I go to a lot of concerts where there are flashing lights and pyrotechnics (Rob Zombie, Slayer, Korn, ect.)

And Trans-Siberian Orchestra concerts can match these big Metal bands in the pyrotechnics category. And the flashing lights category (their concerts are not good for those that can have seizures induced by flashing lights). The last time I went I was sitting at the back of the stadium, basically as far from the stage as one could get, and I could still feel the heat from the pyrotechnics.


Speaking of Pyrotechnics, Rammstein is coming to Winnipeg may 10th. This will be their first time coming to Winnipeg... well, ever, from what I understand.

Those pictures are from Sehnsucht (the dark ones)
From what I understand Till Lindemann is a qualified pyrotechnician.
Lots and lots of fire.

I don't hide the fact that I like more metal music, but my taste is really eclectic. Still, I've had people ask me why I like Rammstein.

"Isn't is in German?" They say

And I tell them, "Yeah. So what?"

I don't know German (as of yet, it's on the list), but I do at least do checks on what's being said in songs. As someone who grew up listening to people speak in Greek half the time, I have an appreciation for how other languages sound. Example, I have never been yelled at by a Greek person because they're angry, we're just a loud people. 

So I plan to learn the languages of some of my favorite bands. Meaning that come hell or high water I will be learning Japanese (fluently) and German.

Now, Some more Rammstein pictures! Have a good day everyone!
Till, you look like the Joker.

Here's some video's also, most people would likely know Du Hast if they know no other song

But here are some other songs!

Wollt Ihr das Bette in Flammen Sehen.

(Not reccomded for young audiences)

Typed in English (as I found it on my copy of Live Aus Berlin) Weisses Fleisch

Also. Look at the shoes shooting fire. Dear Lord that's a little scary.

Du Riechst so gut.

Look at how much fire there is in the first minute of this song!

Also, really, really not safe for children. In general none of these are ok for kids.

Best comment on this video? :

Till: Ohhhh... Die nasse Haaaauuuuuut (pervert face, crotch grab)
Richard (to himself): Cant he act like a normal person for once?"

Made me laugh so hard.

But, that's all for me today, bye bye!