Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Today was so awesome, a half-day of school and super fucking chill. I didn't pay attention at all in any of my classes, i just drew and listened to music. All my classes went by fast today (other than it being a half day). I had a quiz in NSL that I think I did pretty well on. Other than that there was nothing to do in any of my other classes. I decided not to retake this one quiz in French because I decided I could just take the C (15.5/20). It wasn't too cold today, even though Mark was complaining the whole time, while waiting for the bus, that it was cold. Well it's his fault he didn't bring a jacket or anything.

After school Mark and I took the metro up to Gaithersburg to go to meet Emily, Maribeth, and a few other people at Chipotle. We ended up not eating at Chipotle, but at Quiznos. After that we walked around a bit more and people bought/ stole stuff from Barnes & Nobles. Haha. I found it kind of funny. After that, Mark and Maribeth left to go to Maribeth's house to do whatever they planned. Emily, Ana, Ben, Allie, Cameron,Zach, and I walked to the Lakeforest Transit Center, but about a half hour later, we realized that the bus we needed to take to get to Allie's house didn't stop there. So, we took a different bus, got off at some place (I forgot where) and waited. While we waited I got out my iPod speakers and we chilled and listened to music. We proceeded to drawing stuff on the side of the glass of the bus stop thing. After waiting for so long, the bus came and we finally went to Allie's.

Her house was pretty tight I guess. I played her classical guitar and a bit of her electric. We started watching the movie Office Space but didn't finish it because we all lost interest in the movie and ended up just wanting to leave. We walked all the way to Cameron's house from Allie's. It wasn't too bad of a walk, just very long. We stopped and waited for the bus several time but eventually just gave up and decided to walk the rest of the way. We went through this Military recruiting place or something. We went down into this creepy kind of stairwell that had steel doors and chains on it for a bit until we reached the bottom and no one wanted to brave on in front and lead. Apparently sometimes homeless people stay there sometimes. As it started to get dark we neared Cameron's house. I think his house is pretty big. It's also pretty tight. We played guitar/ drums/ bass/ that other good stuff, listened to loud music, played pool, watched some movies, and just chilled. I left around like 10:45 or something, I think. Ana's mom came and took Emily home and drove me to the Shady Grove metro station. I got on the metro at sometime around 11:00 and got home around 11:45. I'm glad I ran up the escalator at Medical Center because right as I got to the 34 stop, the bus arrived. I was saved from waiting in the cold.

After I got home I had to knock on the door because my parent's were asleep. I think I woke up my mom. I put all my stuff away and went downstairs to get apple cider and raspberries, which were deliciously awesome. After that I was pondering whether or not I should get one of my stencils and go spray paint a road sign a street from my house. I ended up going out to spray paint it. While I was painting, I got nervous because there weren't many cars around but when there was one, I thought that they would stop. Haha. After I finish painting I realized that there was some guy in a car watching me because the light was red, so I walked quickly back to my house. I got a bit more nervous carrying a spray paint can and a stencil as about 5 more cars passed me out of no where. Ah well, it was a good experience though, I guess. I think what I spray painted up on the sign was terribly shitty because of my hurrying. Ah well, at least I didn't get caught or what not. That would have really sucked. I think I'm going to go check up on it tomorrow (well, today I guess, but later).

Well, since today is Thanksgiving, I'm eating dinner and doing stuff with my family and their friends. I think Emily is probably coming over to chill here and eat dinner here. Mark might hang out too. Also maybe Spencer. My mom bought the tofurkey stuff already. Woo vegetarian stuff! I hope that not many people go outside on Thanksgiving so that I can have a fun time painting the walls under a bridge and spray some new stencils and maybe do other stuff.

It's getting late, not really I suppose but whatever. It's 12:48, I'm tired and I still need to take a shower. I think I'm going to go to sleep very soon.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

This post is most likely to be short. Nothing much of interest happened today. School was generally boring. I took a 2 hour nap today. Haha, fun right? I usually don't take naps. I was so tired today.

In first period, we went over safe sex and all this other boring shit. It's such a lame way to start the day. Second period we watched a video on the state and local governments. Third period always sucks. It's Precalc. My teacher is seriously half deaf. My worst class of the day (I think...) Fourth period, wind ensemble, we played our instruments like always. We got a new piece a couple of days ago, so we worked on that. Lunch, I went in for a re-teach in French. After lunch I had French. It didn't go by so quick. Sixth was chemistry. We had a test today which I don't think I did too well on. I think English has become one of my better classes this quarter. I have a high B in that class and we're reading the Odyssey. It's not that bad a book. I stayed after school with Alex to help him with his photography stuff. It turned out to be really boring. He needed help with like everything, I'm not even joking. He didn't remember anything he learned.

Hmm... What else did I do today? Well, I'm not sure.

On to tomorrow! I think I'm going to bring my iPod speakers to school and not my binders. I might bring my longboard tomorrow too. After school should be fun. I'm going to Gaithersburg with Mark and meeting up with Maribeth, Emily, Allie, and all those other people who I fail to remember. I think we're going to Chipotle then to some kid's party. Mmmm sounds fun. :]

I think that's all for today. If I should bring anything else tomorrow, IM me or text me. Sleepy time soon.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Une Anée Sans Lumière

I'm so glad we only have two and a half days of school this week. Too bad I have like 3 tests/ quizes tomorrow and a couple on Wednesday...
Ahh well, I'm still looking forward to getting days off, even though I'm not going to do anything. I hope I can go to DC sometime this week/ weekend. That would be fun.

I want to go put up some more street art sometime soon. It was fun last time I did it. I'm still pondering whether I should make a person out of newspaper and wheatpaste he/she to a wall. I'd really like to make some stickers and put 'em on some stuff.

Yup another short blog today. I think the song Peacebone by Animal Collective makes me happy. Mmm good song. You should go listen to it.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Asleep On A Sunbeam

Nothing interesting happened today. Cousins. Home Depot. Spray paint. Flute. Guitar.
I think I'm going to write up my holiday wishlist later because people have been asking me what I wanted.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

13 Seconds

Today wasn't too bad. It was boring. Not much happened. I ran errands with my parents.
When we went to Hardware City today, I bought a paint respirator! Which I'm happy about getting. I also bought two more cans of spray paint! Yay!
After I got home, I painted a bit. Then, Mark, Emily, Maribeth, and Daniel came over and just sat around my house. Well, at least my being grounded is almost at an end. I want my own damn record player...

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Moon

So, the rest of today ended up not as eventful as I thought it would be. I went to Mark's dad's party at like 7:00. I took pictures of random people I didn't know, then, later of Metrophish and some of Billy Woodward & The Senders. Before starting to take pictures I got this huge ass mother fucking stomach-ache that hurt so damn much. To add to that I almost threw up in the bathroom. After my fun bathroom time I got some Coke which eased up my stomach. When both bands finished playing. Collin, Mark, and I went up to Mark's dad's office to hang around and eat. We were planning to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl but Ethan forgot to bring the cables that hook into the T.V.
Later, Andy, Mariana, and Daniel joined us and we just lay around the office listening to music. When Andy and Collin leave to go downstairs,l Daniel decides to go over to the computer and change the music that was playing, which was Pedro The Lion. It was nice, chill music, but no, he has to change it to some heavier stuff that didn't fit the mood at all. Mark and I kind of yelled at him until he informed us that he had to go to the bathroom. We changed it back to the music that was playing before. Mariana drove Mark, Daniel, and I home. Well, more like to Mark's house. Mark didn't want Daniel going into his house, only to leave way later than Mark wanted him to. It didn't stop Daniel. We hung around Mark's house for a bit, Daniel and Collin left after Mark got a bit pissed at Daniel. Hehe
I just got on his computer after that and randomly commented on peoples facebook statuses with "orly" or something random. I left his house at around 12:30. I ended up not having a super awesome late night adventure. Oh woe is me. Today (Saturday) I get to either A) hear my mom bitch to me about grades or B) give me a boring lecture. Sunday will most likely resemble Saturday.

I'm pretty psyched for the 2.5 day week coming up.

Where Eagles Dare

Today was pretty good, I'm a lot happier and glad it's Friday. I'm Not going to write much now because not very much has happened today. I'll get on later, maybe midnight or so, and edit this post (maybe make a new one?).

Mark should stop being sick and go to school. He was well enough to go to school today. Just didn't feel like it. Lame, should have gone. Not fair that he gets a 3 day week.

I hope the rest of my day turns out good. I might have a midnight adventure or something. Hmm. Yep.

Random playlist time!

Untitled (but has a lot of indie stuff on it)

King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1 - Neutral Milk Hotel
Neighborhood #2 (Laika) - Arcade Fire
Eventually, All At Once - Joan Of Arc
Neon Bible - Arcade Fire
Two-Headed Boy - Neutral Milk Hotel
Cassandra - Paper Rival
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
The Headmaster Ritual - The Smiths
Holland, 1945 - Neutral Milk Hotel
Swimmer King - Paper Rival
Wake Up - Arcade Fire
Peacebone - Animal Collective
Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1 - The Flaming Lips

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Floodgates Released

Well, I just got home and I'm probably just going to go off ranting.

Today fucking sucked.
I feel a bit on the down side as of right now. Depressed, a bit angry, and really fucking tired. I'm not quite sure why I'm depressed at all. It just comes and goes I guess. Just read the rest of this and infer I guess.

It started off as a good day, and I guess throughout the course of the day it got progressively worse.

Today, my friend asked this other kid if he had STDs, and I guess that just ticked me off a bit. I'm not going to reveal who either of them are, as to keep them anonymous and away from/ out of conversations. I guess they fucked yesterday, or sometime this week. While I heard all this, it made me imagine that happening and angered me. Whatever, maybe I should keep my nose out of these things, but it just pissed me off. It would seriously suck if she got some STDs. She's a good friend. The other kid is just a little cunt most of the times, he lies a whole fucking lot. I don't even know why I'm writing any of this. As of right now I feel like breaking something. The rest of my day just piled up. I don't feel like doing much today. Funny, I find that my life is quite comparable to the book, Hairstyles of the Damned. It's like my life is becoming more fucked up in a way. Maybe it will get a bit better. This I do not feel like explaining to people. If you ask me why, to me, it seems this way, I may or may not tell you, and if I do tell you, I probably will not tell you everything.

I started off the day listening to cheerful, happy music, and as the day progressed (and my mood changed) I transitioned in to music that fit my mood, music that was loud and heavy with some screaming. Something like that. I listened to mostly grindcore, some post-hardcore, noisecore, and (real) screamo. Mainly An Albatross, Phobia, Discordance Axis, Lightning Bolt, Saetia, Orchid, Some Girls, and some At The Drive-In. As I write this, I am listening to An Albatross. The music that I listen to most of the time reflects my mood.

So, I guess I'll move on to talking about my day.
First period. Health. I got to stare at a Powerpoint about a baby's growth in the mother's stomach. Second period. NSL. Half-listened to my teacher talk about the Senate and House of Representatives, followed by a video. Third. Precalc. I didn't pay any attention in that class what-so-ever. All I know is that my teacher didn't teach much at all, she just went over homework and the warm-up the whole fucking period. The shittiest class the whole day. I drew random stuff on my assignment.
Lunch. I don't feel like talking much about it seeing as it relates to sex, and random talk. It was a bit extended (and early) because during the normal lunch time we had old people come to our school and eat lunch with students, dance, and all that great stuff. If you're really curious about lunch, which I'm sure none of you are, just ask me or something...
Fourth period. Wind ensemble. I don't really have to tell you what I did that class. Fifth. French. We just sat around did one assignment on "qui" and "que" and also got to use the Activote egg things. Sixth. Chem. Lab day. Boring. The lab more than sucked, even though it was with acid it wasn't very interesting. Seventh. English. We spent the whole class reading Book 9 of the Odessey. Pretty much my day. A little after fourth period I got depressed, I guess. That sums it up.

I got bored, so...
I decided to add some random thing about music.
Like what albums I've been listening to or some playlist I made. Random shit. Yup.

Album: End On End
Artist: Rites of Spring
Genre: Emo/ Emocore

  1. "Spring" - 2:32
  2. "Deeper than Inside" - 2:16
  3. "For Want Of" - 2:58
  4. "Hain's Point" - 1:53
  5. "All There Is" - 2:00
  6. "Drink Deep" - 2:23
  7. "Other Way Around"* - 3:11
  8. "Theme (If I Started Crying)" - 2:11
  9. "By Design" - 2:11
  10. "Remainder" - 2:31
  11. "Persistent Vision" - 2:37
  12. "Nudes" - 2:32
  13. "End on End" - 2:36
  14. "All Through a Life" - 2:27
  15. "Hidden Wheel" - 2:31
  16. "In Silence/Words Away" - 3:00
  17. "Patience" - 1:58

Album: In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Artist: Neutral Milk hotel
Genre: Indie/ Folk

  1. "The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. One" – 2:00
  2. "The King of Carrot Flowers Pts. Two & Three" – 3:06
  3. "In the Aeroplane over the Sea" – 3:22
  4. "Two-Headed Boy" – 4:26
  5. "The Fool" (Spillane) – 1:53
  6. "Holland, 1945" – 3:12
  7. "Communist Daughter" – 1:57
  8. "Oh Comely" – 8:18
  9. "Ghost" – 4:08
  10. (Untitled) – 2:16
  11. "Two-Headed Boy Pt. Two" – 5:13

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Astro Zombies!

Haha random song as a title.

Bleh. So, I'm pretty bored right now. I've been making and cutting stencils for like the past hour. Yesterday, I finished a stencil of a TV. Today, I'm working on one of a man in a gas mask, Joe Strummer, "DIY or die", "you don't need it.", and unity. It's probably going to take me a while longer to finish.

As I am writing this, I am listening to Fiction Romance by the Buzzcocks.

Today went by pretty fast, actually. Throughout my first four classes we didn't get much done. We watched a movie in both Health and NSL (1st and 2nd). Precalc was boring as usual. I actually listened today. I dozed off in the middle of class though...
During lunch I was talking to Thor about music, shows, and that stuff. Apparently the show I wanted to go to on November 2nd was very... how would I say this? Um, interesting. I wanted to go see Yip-Yip. Besides that, the band that they were opening for or whatever was AIDS Wolf. The interesting part was, apparently, the whole band was on PCP for the show and their singer was kind of... crazy. She jumped around and grabbed people in the crowd.
In 6th, I had a quiz, which to my surprise, I think I aced! In 7th we're still reading the Odyssey and will probably be doing that for some time.

Since I don't feel like talking (or typing, in this case) about the rest of my day at home, I'm going to talk about art or something... maybe music? Who knows. :p


[suh-ree-u-liz-uhm] -noun; a style of art and literature developed principally in the 20th century, stressing the subconscious or nonrational significance of imagery arrived at by automatism or the exploitation of chance effects, unexpected juxtapositions, etc.

I think that surrealistic art is amazing. Most people that I show it to think it's extremely weird or creepy. Some of it is, but that's what makes it so intriguing. I find that surrealism makes me think and it also makes me want to draw something interesting.
Here's some examples:
Hans Hemling by Michael Hussar

Aren't these two paintings kind of fucked up? I find them amazing but they make chills run down my spine. I don't know why, but I love this type of art. If you want to see more surrealism, here's the place to go: beinArt
The one to the right is Mother and Child by Karl Persson.
The one below that is Shiny Chicken by Karl Persson

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Skips On The Record

I only made this blog because Emily told me to. I probably would not have made it otherwise. So, uh I guess thanks. Haha.

To start off, I think today was pretty boring, nothing new or interesting happened. School went by like usual. I half slept in 1st period, which is health. Boring class, we watched a movie about some lady giving birth. Fun stuff, right? 2nd Period, I listened to my teacher talk about the Senate and House of Representatives. 3rd I spent the period texting and drawing. 4th is wind ensemble, kinda self explanatory. During lunch I got some decent hot cocoa from Giant then proceeded to go back to the school with Mark. We ate in the hall in front of the library for the first time today. We talked about boring stuff that anyone reading probably would not care to read. :P
5th period totally sucked because I had a French quiz that I was not prepared to take. I think I failed it and that especially sucks because my French teacher isn't giving us a chance to re-take the quiz. 6th was boring, sleep, draw, and half listen about how to write molecular formulas. Not very hard stuff. 7th I had another quiz, this time on the Odyssey. I find it funny how when someone asks me what I'm listening to and I tell them, they're like, "What?... I've never heard of them," or, "That's so random."
Throughout school I was thinking of what stencils I should make and what I should draw. Anyone have ideas?
I'm pretty sure that almost all school days are boring now. I think I've done too much "interesting" stuff to see school as slightly fun or interesting.

After I got home from school, I decided I should make a stencil. I gave it some thought and ended up making a stencil of a TV. I WANT TO GO STENCIL STUFF SOMETIME SOON AGAIN! <3 :]
I think street art is awesome. Wheat pasting, stickering, graffiti, stencils. I admire the people that do it.