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XV [07 Feb 2006|05:09pm]
[ mood | creative ]

Meme stolen from smeddley

1. Comment here and I'll pick one of your LJ interests and draw a picture.
2. You have no say in what I draw for you, or in how much it will suck! (and mind you, it really could suck)
3. Put this in your journal along with the pictures people drew for you (or, you know, not).

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XIV [03 Feb 2006|05:41pm]
[ mood | grateful ]

preoccupation

It's brand spankin' new, people.

preoccupation

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XIII [31 Jan 2006|05:55pm]
[ mood | touched ]

The Bartimaeus Trilogy: Ptolemy's Gate (book 3)

It's a relief to say that I finally finished this. Not because it was bad by any means (quite the contrary actually) but because at the same time I was busy reading Malcolm X for school. I'm still not done reading X. So no reviews for that. Pffht.

The Bartimaeus Trilogy (somebody needs to tell me how to pronounce that. I've been saying it Bar-ta-may-us, but I'm most likely wrong and it's disconcerting to be talking about it with someone and not knowing if it's right or not) is a trilogy of books that have been coming out at a steady rate, and that I have been picking up on my many treks to B&N. I plucked it off the shelf in a mild interest; however, as soon as I began the first book it was something that I would never cease to adore.

To brief the general storyline: Bartimaeus is a demon summoned from the 'Other Place' by Nathaniel - a slowly prospering magician. Sound boring and irritatingly un-unique? I thought so too. And then I read the books and I realized that they are possibly the most unique works I have read in a very long time. The author uses Bart (let's just call him Bart. So much easier to type out.) as the main character, creating a 1st person point of view as Bart leaves humorous footnotes about the text and more commonly, his thoughts. The story switches back and forth between characters. Starting a new chapter and leaving Bart behind, then following around Nathaniel.

Book 3 ended the trilogy remarkably well, leaving me feeling satisfied and not curious as to what happened to so-and-so, or whether or not this-thing-I-was-wondering-about-took-place.

4.5/5

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XII [23 Jan 2006|05:23pm]
[ mood | amused ]

This is the funnest thing I've done in a long time.

It's a bit depressing that I look more like the male version of me.

Okay, really depressing.

Image hosting by PhotobucketImage hosting by Photobucket

Le sigh.

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XI - What's in Your Wallet? [23 Jan 2006|04:41pm]
[ mood | grateful ]

Idea stolen from mattfantastic because, truly, it is the coolest idea ever.

Take a picture of your wallet closed, then a picture of it open. Then list the contents of your wallet.

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Hoo boy. I sure am interesting.

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IX [22 Jan 2006|05:43pm]
[ mood | satisfied ]

Yesterday I ran up to Hobby Lobby and got these amazing fabric paint markers.

Today - I was bored.

So I Pimped a JacketCollapse )

I realize they are fairly large photos, but I feel like I can do that now because I no longer have dial-up. Oh the power.

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VIII [22 Jan 2006|09:53am]
[ mood | cold ]

Animal Crossing!

That's right, I finally gave in to the fad and I bought the game.

I'm a little confused with it... don't really... get the point of it... but it's fun so far.

It seems silly to stick a rating on this one, so I'm not going to. I'm just going to say that if you have a DS and want something fun and mindless to play, then this is it.

I really needed that.

Think I'll hold off on the Nintendo games until Twilight Princess comes out. Urg. I'm tired of waiting for that. Not buying games will be my personal strike against Nintendo.

Then again, my XBox is broken *teardrop*

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VII [20 Jan 2006|05:56pm]
[ mood | almost dead ]

I finally beat the level on Trauma Center, and now I'm stuck on another one.

Damn you moving tumors.

I probably have more to talk about... probably. But I'm so very tired and more than a little lazy today.

Plus my fingers are cold and it's making it hard to type coherently.

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VI [17 Jan 2006|06:00pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

DS: Under the Knife - Trauma Center

Holy... God.

While not actually difficult, it is easily one of the most frustrating games I've played in a very long time.

You are 'Dr. Stiles' and basically you follow a rather cheesy storyline and preform surgery's pertaining to that line. Besides the fact that I killed the first person I operated on, ended up calling the nurse a 'vindictive bitch' more than once, and nearly killed myself while saving someone else, it's not that bad of a game.

The downfall (for me anyway) is the fact that it requires at least some measure of coordination and speed. You choose from several different surgical instruments to preform a certain task, and it's mindnumbingly easy to accidentally touch something else.

I'm still trying to save a patient from multiple aneurysms.

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V [15 Jan 2006|07:01pm]
[ mood | tired ]

Hoodwinked!

I saw it yesterday. I am tired, so this review will be short and to the point.

It was interesting... not what I expected (okay, somewhat similar to what I expected, but not exactly). This seemed to be one of those movies where there was so much potential and the creators just ruin it. Granted, it had it's good moments (the singing mountain goat being one) but all in all it was kind of a waste of time. At least my time.

Perhaps it was the rubbery looking animation that irritated me. Who knows. But I was definitely disappointed.

2 out of 5 stars. Sigh.

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IV [09 Jan 2006|05:46pm]
[ mood | weird ]

Scholastic has had a writing contest... which... I would post a link for, but I can't find the website... Anyway, long story short I applied for it. Science fiction! I wrote and finished the story today, the day it was supposed to be postmarked, yeah. No surprises there. I procrastinate like crazy. CRAZY. The minimum amount of words it could have was 600, and, you'll like this, I had 601 words. Aw yeah.

My English teacher did not seem too happy with me, but he never is, so no harm. We call him 'Master Graham' as in 'Jedi Master Graham' not master as in slavery, though that might also be fitting on occasion.

The story was about a guy named Edgar, guarding over a warehouse in the middle of nowhere, that soon goes inside the warehouse to find... what does he find?! I'm not telling until I find out what Scholastic thinks about it. Whoo. I'm bad at summaries. Bad me.

Well, this journal entry was about 10 levels of pointless.

Go home and drink some tea you faggots.

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III [07 Jan 2006|09:47pm]
[ mood | energetic ]

I finally got around to seeing The Chronicles of Narnia today. Yes'm, I know it's been out for a while now, and I know that it's weird for me to just now be seeing it, but dammit I have things to do.

So the movie.

Having read all of the books several years ago, I'm surprised to say that I actually enjoyed the film more than I did the novels. I can't say that about many movies. In fact, this is only the second that I've been able to claim that (Cider House Rules being the first).

Even more surprising is the fact that I still enjoyed it after being forced into the bottom row of the theatre. It's been out for... 2 weeks now? and yet every seat was full. Normally this isn't a problem, because I'm just one person (as far as I know) and I can sit next to a stranger if need be, but today I took my kid sister and Dad along, so we required three seats, and, naturally, there weren't three in a row... anywhere.

Yargh. Going off on a tangent.

The actors for Narnia were well chosen. Except maybe the Witch. Though it wasn't really the actress that bothered me. It was her hair. I kept staring at it throughout the entire thing, wondering how in the hell she got such tiny dreads. Or how she kept it up in such a tight bun.

...So I'm thinking that I won't be able to give a straight forward analysis of the movie today. Um...

4.5 stars out of 5. 5 stars seems to perfect.

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II [06 Jan 2006|08:07am]
[ mood | irritated ]

Yesterday we started new classes. Trying to make small talk with the girl across from me, I asked her if she played any games.

"San Andreas."

She answers. I'm thinking, okay, don't own it but at least we have something to talk about now.

"Is that still only for Playstation?"

"It's not Playstation it's Playstation 2."

"Does it really make that much of a difference that I said PS instead of PS2?"

"Yes.'

"Fine, is Grand Theft Auto still only on PS2?"

"No, it's on xbox now too."

For some reason it irritates me that people feel the need to correct you if you don't add that little '2' to the end of Playstation. If they called the 360 XBox 2 we wouldn't call it that, we'd just say 'XBox.' XBox 2 sounds gay.

I guess I'm just not a morning person. This didn't really bother me yesterday night. Now I'm all flustered and annoyed.

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I [04 Jan 2006|03:15pm]
[ mood | bored ]

There are few things which I find truly interesting. Journals are one of these. Never being able to keep a written journal (my hand always cramped up from writing too fast and my fingers sort of curled inward after awhile) the next best thing, is, obviously, one online - typed.

If this will be a good idea, or a bad one, that remains to be seen. Though at the moment I'm thinking that it is a good one. Generally I am mercilessly wrong.

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prelude [04 Jan 2006|01:53pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

WHOA SURPRISE MAKE MINE A SUPER SIZE
FUCK ALL THIS METAL SHIT IM BRINGING BACK THE
SYNTHISIZE
Y`ALL DONT REALIZE IM WHAT YOU CRITICIZE
I TRIED TO COMPARTMENTALIZE BUT I DIDNT KNOW WHAT IT
MEANT
JUST LIKE THIS SIPPIN BACARDI
JUST LIKE THIS LA DI DA DI
JUST LIKE THIS JUST LIKE THIS JUST LIKE THIS
DONT IT MAKE YA FEEL LIKE SHIT MUTHA FUKA
DONT IT MAKE YA FEEL LIKE SHIT OLD MAN
ONCE UPON A COMPROMISE
I DRESSED UP LIKE A REGULAR GUY
AND HAD MYSELF A VERY GOOD TIME
HO SURPRISE WELCOME TO MY ENTERPRISE
FOR ALL OF YALL WHO JUST ARIVED
KISS MY ASS TWO TIMES
YALL BEST RECOGNISE
IM THE SHIT GUYS
THOUGH I TRIED TO COMPROMISE
IT CAME OUT COUNTER CLOCK WISE
ALL MY FREAKIN PEEPING TOMS
IN MY BASEMENTS MAKING BOMBS
IM THE MOST I SUPPOSE
YOU COULDNT POSSIBLY BUTTER MY TOAST
ALL MY GOTH CHICKS WRITE`N PROSE
WITH MY FINGERS IN YOUR NOSE
IM THE MOST I SUPPOSE
YOU COULDNT POSSIBLY BUTTER MY TOAST


Yeah. This is a test.

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