Sunday, August 29, 2010

You won't believe this

After an afternoon trolling around the Berlin Farmer's and Flea Market with Jamie, we did the unthinkable. Well, a few months ago it would have been unthinkable. But we took Gizmo to a nearby park that didn't have Billy Joel, but did have a dog park. Gizmo experienced his first dog park! Since it was enclosed, Gizmo was free to roam. That was good and bad. Good for safety, but bad because Gizmo is a huge wuss and was afraid of all the other dogs and tried to climb on my head to escape them. But since the sun was setting when we arrived, people left shortly after we arrived and Gizmo had a ball! Well, he ignored the actual tennis ball that I threw, but he had a ball in the metaphorical sense. Yes. Sure. Ok. Good times.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

It's new to moi

Had a very lazy day after a horrible migraine attack the night before. Despite my laziness, I did wash my new-old bike. If I wasn't so lazy I might have ridden it. The weather was perfect for it. But I think the tires need some air and that would have meant I had to go buy a bicycle pump and I was far too lazy for that business. Not to mention far too poor. But at least my bike is now presentable. So, here's presenting it. I definitely need to give my bike a name. Any suggestions?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

a wild dog in wildwood

Since my one class of the day was canceled due to the School Picnic, Jamie, Gizmo and I went down to my aunt's gorgeous house in North Wildwood for some sun and fun. There wasn't much sun, but it was fun. Within less than an hour of arriving on Tuesday night, Gizmo found himself in the pool. He was running all around the backyard and I was trying to keep him away from the pool, but clearly he is not the next Messiah. When attempting to run across the pool, he discovered gravity. The following day he took a second dip while trying to just touch the water with his paw. Despite the fact that he was in twice, he was probably only in the water less than 30 seconds. I always pulled him right out. It scared me! I don't like to see him struggle! Maybe next summer I'll take him down and see if he'll actually swim a bit. It was really, really cold so there wasn't too much swimming going on. Just a day that showed me what it would be like to have a toddler. And I'm clearly not ready for no babies.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Hit up a huge label party hosted by Columbia Records with Jamie. It's nice to be honored for our incredible contribution to the music business. It's about time. After all we did back in '07-'09. I was really flattered to be featured in the Columbia Records display case. We also killed at "Cornhole". I'm not into that name. I think I'll rename it, "Throw the Washy" instead. So, Jamie and I played Throw the Washy and were undefeated. It got pretty boring slaughtering all these other artists at Throw the Washy so we ditched and hit up the hottest joint around; the Cheesecake Factory. And what happened there? They put a damn spotlight on me at my seat! I can't go anywhere without being recognized anymore! But Jamie was working hard so I would forgive her for knowing Paramore songs by buying me a drink and some cheesecake. It worked! We're finally friends again! Cheesecake solves all problems! Except lying. It doesn't make people stop lying.

Friday, August 20, 2010

White male aspirations

Spent all day building castles and killing Indians.

Troubles Bubbles

Due to Shermin possibly needing a new battery and/or alternator, I had to skip class and go home. Going home is never a total loss, but the bonus was that I got to spend some time with my mother and my brother. So, if I had to skip, at least I got to see people I don't see so much anymore! Luckily, Shermin doesn't need a new battery or a new alternator. Unfortunately, corrosion has eaten away at some wiring and I'm quite sure that VW will charge us an arm and a leg. Going to be hard to drive without them.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Another wonderful day in the neighborhood

Little did I know, I had left my lights on and would return to a car with a dead battery and thus have an awful evening. At least I don't need a new alternator. . . yet.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

I Love Paul

I was extremely lucky to be given the opportunity to attend my 3rd Paul McCartney show. Definitely feeling very blessed to have ever gone even one time so the fact that I've now gone to see him three times is beyond amazing. And he didn't let me down. Obviously, I successfully sneaked my camera in this time and got some snaps. I also took a video, but I haven't put that up anywhere yet. But believe me, it was fantastic and I'm very grateful to the McCarthy clan for allowing me to have the opportunity to go! It was especially great to go with a family that was so well versed in the history of the Beatles. I learned a lot. ;)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Just another Saturday

In case you wondered, as I did, if Fuddrucker's sold turkey burgers, they do. And they are delish.

If you ever got the sudden worry that Fandango could lie to you, as I wondered, about where a movie is playing and when, they do. They are liars.

If you ever wondered if, as I did, The Other Guys was any good, it was. But I did think it would be better than it was. I was mildly disappointed, but I do not live in regret! After all, I learned a lot about tuna and sharks.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Trapped like beavers

Another adventure to Philly that lead to feet covered in blisters. And no fireworks to make up for it or anything. Let's blame the fact that it was Friday the 13th rather than my shoes. Deal? Deal.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Time is money!

Obviously, I went to the zoo. The Philadelphia Zoo to be exact. Went with my Drawing and Anatomy class. Sketching live animals is hard. They move. Furthermore, it's not exactly fun to sketch in the zoo period. It's hard to find places to lean my pad on and there's a lot of nosy children. This one child liked my sketches so much she told me her phone number and told me to call her so I could give her art lessons. I don't know what was weirder; that this little child so freely gave out her cellphone number to a complete stranger or that she had a cellphone in the first place. She was pretty young. I'm a terrible judge of ages, but she seemed to be in the 7 to 9 age range. Well, just so you know, I turned her down. I'm an art STUDENT not an art TEACHER and my time ain't free! Time is money, honey! She should know that! She's got a cellphone!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I totally blew my Acting for Animation midterm monologue.
I may have lost this battle, but I will not lose the war!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I'm a zombie

Today was a day I would have liked to have skipped class, but couldn't. While trying to sleep, I was seized by a migraine that wouldn't allow me to sleep until about an hour before I had to get up. Regardless, I drug myself to class and tried to make the best of it. Which really means that I tried my best to stay awake. After my first class, I went and had a super healthy, nutritious lunch. The Walnut Street McDonald's does not have good fountain soda. Just a warning.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Midterms are a blast

Although I had to skip out on a trip to the beach with my mother, aunt, and uncle due to having far too much to do for midterm assignments, I still went down for dinner. I figured I should make the effort since my aunt doesn't come up from Texas too, too often and she's apparently moving to Washington state so I think those visits will be even lesser. My cousin and his little girl, Eva, came by as well. She's pretty cute and loves me because I've always got a lot of bracelets on every time I see her. She gets fixated. As you might have guessed, Gizmo was completely freaked out by her. At first he wanted to bark at her but then he just wanted to follow her around and stare at her. It got to the point where she'd crawl from the living room into the kitchen and back and he'd just slowly creep a few steps behind her. It was pretty funny. She loved it. She kept screaming with joy, which further freaked Gizmo out. He's the biggest wuss ever. He's scared of babies.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

This post is brought to you by Pat's Pizza

I didn't kill anybody with any candlesticks in any halls, but I did this amazing work of art.
Don't act like you're impressed. Seriously.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010