No, I don’t claim to have words of wisdom as I’m not that wise. I mean to say that words are wisdom of themselves.
As in, people should be more careful with the words they use. “Hate” is always a good example, as is it’s opposite, “love”. Fairly simple concept, not a big secret at all.
I’m sure most any person of public discrimination would tell you that their choice of words is their biggest struggle and fear, and that anyone who claims otherwise could probably stand to be more careful.
People forget, what with the “status update” being all sorts of prevalent these days. It’s awfully selfish.
"Pensa oggi, parla domani." the Italian equivalent of "Think before you speak", literally "Think today, speak tomorrow". It has much better imagery in Italian, weighs a little heavier.
Being mindful doesn’t always mean you’re being controlled, held down, or being stripped of your “freedom” to speak.
Outbursts are very childish.
It’s been one year since Superbus played their first show in America, in Los Angeles, appropriately.
One year since the best show of my life, easily one of the best days/nights of my life.
Ha, one year since I’ve changed my phone’s background because I’m such a pathetic sap. Yeah, it’s the one of me and Jenn. I always said I’d change it on the year anniversary, but I just don’t want to believe that it was so long ago.
I still think about that night every day, the whole experience that came with it. I still imagine all the different ways it could’ve gone and how I felt ill-prepared for every moment. I spent so long fantasizing over what it would be like to finally see them and it was nothing like I’d imagined, not even close. It was so much more.
And it continues to be rewarding — before that show, I never had the confidence to come out of lurking the RAS boards or inquire about WLS, never even thought being part of the Superbus Family was an option. Now I have people who geek out with me over Superbus stuff every day, a complete 180 from just a year ago.
So maybe I wouldn’t give everything to go back to that night, hm? Rather, I’d do everything possible to keep going, to see them again one day, maybe with all the new friends I’ve made, maybe in France.
I miss the days when I had more time to spend pawing over the smallest details of my favorite band, creating fan pages and avis and gifs and bgs. I thought that’s just what fans do, but the silence I put out now does nothing to justify how much I truly appreciate and cherish this band.
I love it, I love it all.
(btw, happy new year)
It looks like this year has already started to fill up! So much so that my mind can’t really handle it, so I’m putting a list down here. It’s never 100% guaranteed that it’ll all happen, but one can hope.
January 1st (was) my Amor’s birthday. c: Every year, the whole world celebrates our passage in time, but I get to double-celebrate the day Omar was born. Dumb kid! <3 lovelovelovebarflovelove
January 2nd-5th : SacAnime !! “Starting” on the 2nd because it’s actually “Day 0”, where’s there’s going to be a special screening of “Star Trek Continues”, a webseries starring Vic Mignogna as Captain Kirk! If that’s not nerd enough for you, I’m coincidentally cosplaying as Spock this time around. I KNOW SHUT UP I LOVE HIM FFFF
January 8th - Reel Big Fish at Ace of Spades, Sacramento. It’ll be my third time seeing them live. :D luv yew gaiz
January 9th - Godfrey at Punchline Comedy Club, Sacramento. I’ve always wanted to see his stand-up, but missed him this past October in Oakland. Luckily he’s coming to my city this time! We’ll go if we’re not able to get train tickets to Oregon departing that evening.
January 9/10th-13th - Hopefully taking the train to visit my sister in Oregon. It’ll be my first time actually taking a train somewhere because we don’t think Omar’s car will be able to make it through the Oregon snow. -.- Train also gives Omar (and me ») time to play with his super cool limited edition Legend of Zelda 3DS XL (saying the whole name is necessary to level of coolness) that someone awesome got him for Christmas. didsomeonesaybestgirlfriendever
March (mid-end ???) - Celebrating mine and Omar’s 3-year anniversary with a trip to Disneyland and Los Angeles. Level of excitement: CHILD.
May (end ???) - Not only will spring semester be over, but we’ve got a trip to New York in the works with some good friends from our old French club. Bucket list item for sure.
August 17th-20th - Vegas trip and getting to see Eliza in person for her birthday and her Britney show! How much more fun can you pack into one event?
Those are all the things I can assign a date, or at least a rough one. Half this list is all happening in the next couple days, so I’m gearing. On top of all this, I know of at least Yelle and The Ting Tings that are coming out with albums this year and going on tour. Neon Trees also has this surprise thing going on that we’ll see about.
I also have the opportunity (yet again) to become a assistant teacher in France teaching English to French students. That would have me departing sometime in September and staying for 7 months. I’ll post in detail about that later because it’s kind of a heavy subject.
Anyway, that’s this year’s pre-cap for now. Here’s to their realization!
1. What was the last TV show you watched?
Parks and Recreation, bitchesss. That show is a fucking godsend.
2. What was the last alcoholic beverage you consumed?
A Strawberry Seagram’s because I’m a wimp.
3. Have you ever lied to get out of a date or relationship?
The first time Omar asked me out, we were at my doorstep and I pretended to get a really important phone call so I could get out of it. AHAHA <3
4. What do you think of velvet knickers?
5. Have you ever been in the back of a police car?
Man, there are always really stupid questions like these that are just fishing to be interesting.
6. Post a screenshot of your tumblr dash
That seems like a lot of work.
7. Post a screenshot of your facebook newsfeed
Mm, nope. Yeah, too much work.
8. What do you normally order in a bar/pub?
I don’t go to bars, though I always imagine that when I do, I order coke with lemon. I don’t know why.
9. Have you ever wanted to be a police officer?
I used to want to be a stunt double.
10. What is your usual everyday dress code?
Sometimes if I’m trying, I like tomboy chic, but these days I don’t mind staying in my work uniform. Sad.
11. Do you lift weights?
12. Sherlock or Doctor Who?
Neither, but my roommate is really into both series so there’s a good chance I’ll end up checking them out.
13. Do you know self defence?
I probably should.
14. What fandoms are you part of?
Superbus Familyyyy <333
15. Who is your OTP?
Yeah, you know me!
No wait, that’s OPP.
16. Glitter or feathers?
Is this a real question? Glitter, you cretin.
17. Daisies or buttercups?
Gettin’ all Lisa Frank on me now.
18. What countries have you been to?
The Philippines once, when I was too young to remember.
I can’t wait to go to France someday, and all over the world.
19. Do you think schools should bring back corporal punishment?
Naaah. As an aspiring teacher, that sounds like something I would not want to do.
20. Post a screencap of a Google maps view of your hometown, state or county.
HAHA, that is hilarious.
21. Have you ever self harmed?
My my, isn’t this escalating.
22. Do you look after your body?
I wanna say… I take note, but don’t exactly review. lolol
23. How much sleep do you get per night?
Not enough, but more than I used to. Probably average around 5-6 hours a night.
24. If you could take only one trip with the Doctor in his TARDIS where would you ask him to take you?
OH GOD, back to the moment where Superbus’ manager told me to come hang out and I bailed because I wanted to make sure I was front row at the concert. If I had known it’d be that easy to get to the front, I’d have taken up her offer in a heartbeat. Not only that, but I’m sure it seemed rude. I’m sorry!
25. Do you think women look good in suits?
i liek tomboy chic
26. Matches or lighters?
Matches to play with, lighters for candles.
27. What is your favourite type of cake?
Oddly enough, I was just thinking the other day that I prefer white cake. I don’t know why. It just seems more delicate and delicious.
28. Who was the last celebrity you spoke to and what did you say?
I think the last time it was a tweet between me and Dragonette (coulda been Dan or Martina) about “ego-karaokeing”.
In person, I think it was Jenn. And a looot of things were said, my personal favorite being “I love you”. hahaha She’s a pretty cool cat.
29. Do you get starstruck?
The only time I’ve ever gotten starstruck was when I saw Jenn in person for the first time. She walked out of the building right in front of me, but I was so dumbfounded that she was real that I didn’t say a word and could hardly look at her. Haha! It felt more natural when we actually met a couple hours later, but I was definitely blown away at first sight.
Anyway, this was fun. Well no, it wasn’t. Now I’m just reminiscing about Superbus, which would’ve happened without this survey anyway.
We get to hear a piece of Jenn’s solo work in like, four days. I’m excited and nervous and kind of scared but mostly excited. Mhmm…