Song of the Day: AR Rahman & The Pussycat Dolls - Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)

So I can report that it has become cooler! Though cooler doesn't necessarily mean cool. I can confirm that it's still like way hot. Today, I went to the library with my mother to finish our summer reading and get these cool water bottles they had as rewards. I also got some computer books about making Web sites to peruse in case they have any new ideas for my Web site, because I'm honestly kind of running out of ideas for new pages. It was a pretty interesting trip.

And then my mother and I went to the thrift shop on the way home. I found a nice purse for $2.00 and my mother let me get some women's clothes! Which I regard as an absolute win! I got a few cute blouses that I really like! My mother and I went to Goodwill yesterday and I found a couple pretty nice shirts too. I was hoping to find an iPod there, but no dice. I did find an iPod dock though! I haven't tested it out yet, but I don't know if the rubber band around the power brick it all that promising. Oh well. I assume if Goodwill took it, it's not going to blow up the house. Anyways, it was pretty interesting.

Also, if y'all remember the time my grandparents' house almost burnt down (go read my blog from like last month if you don't know what I'm talking about), then you'll know I was disappointed by the unhunkiness of the firemen that showed up. (Only one out of five was hunky, despite firemen's reputation for being super handsome.) Well, I can report that that's finally been made up for! There were firemen at the library for some reason or another (I think it was some sort of mistake or something) and of the two I saw, they were pretty hunky! Granted, I only saw them briefly, so I don't know for sure, but yeah.

Anyways, that's about all that I'm going to talk about right now. I'll talk to y'all next time!



Song of the Day: Girls' Generation - Paper Plane

It's supposed to be at least somewhat cooler in these coming days! At least it will be at night, which will help keep the overnight electrical bills down. Seriously, we've been having to turn the thermostat down by four degrees Farenheit at night, which, at least according to my parents, is impossibly expensive. I gladly welcome the return of autumn: at least in terms of weather, autumn is my favourite season, though the return of school is something I rather dread. I have just over a week until I have to go back to school! Ugh.

Anyways, I went to the dentist yesterday, and got the news that my eyes aren't really different from a year ago! Woot woot! Actually, the optometrist said she suspected that they would've worsened, since I'm a rather avid reader, but I also watch quite a bit of TV, so I guess that that balanced them out.

Also, I've started casually replaying Super Mario Odyssey these past couple of days, and I started casually replaying Super Mario 3D World a week or two ago. They're both games that (for the most part) one can just pop into for a few minutes here and there and grab a few moons or finish a few levels, and I quite like that! So yeah.

Anyways, that's about all that I'm going to talk about this time. I'll talk to y'all next time!



Song of the Day: Girls' Generation - Closer

I'm feeling much better tonight! Yesterday was pretty boring, and today has been pretty boring as well, but I've been feeling much better today overall. My parents and I had pancakes for dinner, which was honestly unsatisfying. Dinner should be a big meal so you don't need a tonne of snacks throughout the evening, but four pancakes is not a big enough dinner. So I've had some crackers, some yoghurt, and two granola bars so far, and dinner wasn't even an hour ago.

But yeah. It's been ungodly hot recently, but thank God, it's going to get a little cooler tomorrow, and then after that it's going to get a couple degrees cooler and stay that way for a while! Thank God! A second Absolutely Horrid Heat Wave has come to an end. Hopefully we can all be cooler and much more comfortable soon! I'm fully sick of the dang heat. So yeah. I can't wait for winter! Though the one thing I don't like about winter weather is that it's dry. But oh well, I'll just get a humidifier or something.

Anyways, that's about all that I'm going to talk about right now since my life is pretty boring at the moment. I'll talk to y'all next time!



Song of the Day: Girls' Generation - Forever 1

Happy Forever 1 day! As soon as I got up this morning, I watched the MV for Forever 1 and it's so amazing! This is definitely my song of the summer! I mean, something could theoretically still overtake it, but my school starts in like two weeks, so there's not much summer left. Wow, that's scary. I don't feel like I've done very much with my summer. I mean, I haven't done any volunteering, which I thought I would do, but at least I worked on my site and all, and found out more about me, and I started working on trying to improve myself. But I digress. I listened to the entire album this morning too on YouTube, and it's all really good! My favourite b-sides are Closer and Lucky Like That. I plan to do a full album review over the weekend!

Anyways, I had McDonald's for lunch yesterday, which was pretty cool, except I had a pretty late lunch and a large unsweet tea, which, given the freaking leviathan sizes of soft drink cups in America, meant that it took me another hour to hour and a half to fall asleep compared to normal. So yeah, I've been pretty tired all day today. Also, today and yesterday, I've decided that I'm going to start taking a walk around the backyard in the morning (or, as I like to call it, to sound all fancy, "taking a few turns about the yard") in order to try and get a better start to my day. I think it's been working pretty well so far, but we'll see!

Also, I've been keeping up my treadmill habit, and I walked two miles almost nonstop at three and a half miles an hour today, with a short jogging break and a couple of minutes where I went at three miles an hour. I know I've done more (my two days in a row where I did four miles at four miles an hour on an actual trail), but I'm still pretty impressed with my progress and I'm trying to build up my endurance. We'll see how that goes!

Anyways, that's about all that I'm going to talk about right now. I'll talk to y'all next time!



Song of the Day: Joey Lawrence - I Can't Help Myself

So I figured out what was wrong with the Terri Clark CD. It wasn't the DRM that made it not work on my computer - it was my CD/DVD player. I tried three other CDs that I bought today (I'll talk about that in a second) and none of them worked, and I think that the files that I got from the old computer didn't work because they're WMA files, not MP3. Bloody Microsoft, always with their proprietary crap. So eventually, I tried to get an old version of iTunes on the old computer, which didn't work, so I had to get them into iTunes as mp3 files on my mother's old Windows 7 computer and then onto a flash drive, which finally worked. I'd've done the Terri Clark CD too, but I don't know where that got off to.

Anyways, my mother and I went on a shopping trip today! First, we stopped by a thift shop. I found a Murder, She Wrote book and a cute infinity scarf. One of the little old ladies who worked there said that a certain blouse, which was pretty cute, would "look perfect on someone tiny like me". I felt super validated and girly! But my mother wouldn't let me buy it, because she said the neck was too big. :(

Anyways, after a quick stop at the bank, we popped over to the mall. At the CD store, I bought three CDs and one DVD: the DVD was season 11 of Murder, She Wrote, and the CDs were: BTR by Big Time Rush, Denim & Rhinestones by Carrie Underwood and Joey Lawrence by Joey Lawrence. That last CD made my mother giggle all through the rest of our trip, which was kind of annoying. I mean, what can I say? He's a great actor and a great singer, and my gosh, is he hunky! I mean, Joey Lawrence circa 1994 is my ideal boyfriend. I practically swoon everytime I listen to Nothin' My Love Can't Fix!

And then after than, we went to Barnes & Noble, where I got the following books: Villette by Charlotte Brontë, A Lady For A Dule by Alexis Hall, Murder, She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart and another Murder, She Wrote book. I looked for Ann Reardon's cookbook, but they didn't have it. They did have Rosanna Pansino's but it was 30 frickin' dollars! So yeah, no. I'm really excited to read that Alexis Hall book, since it's a historic romance (which I love) starring a trans girl (which I am), so yeah. It sounds super cool!

Anyways, that's about all that I'm going to talk about right now. I'll talk to y'all next time!



Song of the Day: Terri Clark - A Little Gasoline

So I slept a lot better last night! I realized that when I woke up during the night, I normally woke up hungry, so I ate some extra snacks before bed and I didn't wake up until about 6:00, and after a quick granola bar, I went right back to sleep! So yeah, I think that's my big problem. Which has been exacerbated by me trying to exercise recently, and trying to go to bed earlier so I don't have the time to snack as much in the evenings. But yeah.

Also, I'm having one of my bi-annual rereading of Jane Eyre right now. Well, I mean, I only read it for the first time a year ago, but I've decided that rereading it is now a twice yearly thing. And I'm rewatching The Autobiography of Jane Eyre at the same time! Though I started the rewatch before the reread and I'm getting through the series much faster than the book.

Also, I found a CD lying around the house recently: Fearless by Terri Clark. I tried to import it into my iTunes, but it wouldn't show up on my computer, so I tried the trusty old XP computer and also poked through the enhanced CD. The enhanced CD is so cool! It's an interactive little game type thing! However, I did have one big disappointment: the CD has DRM. I completely forgot that was even a thing on CDs! But oh well. I don't know how I'll get the music onto my iPod now, but I'll figure that out.

Anyways, that's about all that I'm going to talk about right now. I'll talk to y'all next time!



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