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Valerie
30 May 2009 @ 10:42 pm

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Alan Lastufka and Hank Green launched DFTBA Records' street team today. YOU SHOULD SIGN UP. There are fantastic prizes and things. And it is good to spread the DFTBA word, yo.

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Valerie
Stranger: i am back!
with offerinngs
You: om nom nom
Stranger: yes nom nom
Stranger: it is in the form of a bucket!
You: I HAS A BUKKIT?!
Stranger: NUUU THEY BE TAKINN MI BUKKIT
You: WATS DAT U SAY? THEY STOLE TEH BUKKIT?!
Stranger: THEY STOLE DA SPESHIL BUKKIT
GO FORTHH AND RETRIEVE IT
You: I HAZ A MAGICAL BUKKIT RETRIEVING SAXAPHONE
You: *PLAZE SMOOTH JAZZ RIFF*
Stranger: PLAY THAT SWEET MELODY
You: SHAZAM!
Stranger: I TINK ITSA WORKINN
You: *DOES A JIG WHILST PLAYING HAWTNESS*
Stranger: TIS TEH WRONG BUKKIT
You: THEY CANNOT RESIST MY ENCHANTING POWARS
You: CRAP
You: OH NOEZ. HERE COME ALL TEH BUKKITS
Stranger: TAKE COVERRRR
You: I AM LIKE TEH PIED PIPER OF BUKKITDOM
You: I SHALL LEAD THEM TO FREEDOMZ
You: HUZZAH AND HOORAY
You: *MARCH MARCH MARCH* *SAXOPHONE PLAY* *BUKKIT GET*
Stranger: FREE TEH BUKKITS FRUM TEH RULE OF KING SASSOFRASS
Stranger: BE FREE BUKKITS B FREEEEE
You: *PRANCE PRANCE* HURRAH! TEH BUKKITS B FREEEEE
Stranger: look at them flying away
they grow up so fast
You: job well done, team. job well done.
You: *sniff*
You: they are so beautiful. off they go
Stranger: its okay soldier
there will be many more
Stranger: look at that beautiful brown one over there
so majestic and free
You: frolicking in the meadow. he's so happy.
You: THIS TYRRANY HAS GONE ON TOO LONG
Stranger: he is
and look he found a mate
You: THE BUKKITS. they deserve more.
Stranger: have you gone mad?!?!?!?!
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Valerie
03 April 2009 @ 09:38 pm
Today's thing that makes me happy: T-SHIRTS

Oh how I love them. In this big ol' harsh world we live in, people tend to judge quickly and unfairly. Especially by appearances. SO, combat the suckiness of that with FREAKING AWESOME BEAUTIFUL CLEVER HILARIOUS t-shirts!

Thanks to the intertubes, creating/finding great shirts is totally easy. One of my favorite sites for doing this is threadless.com. All their shirts are user-submitted; anyone can upload a design. Then, the lovely community votes on said designs, and the Threadless staff chooses 10 or so of the higher-rated designs each week and MAKES THEM. It's a super-collaborative, active, constructive environment, there's even a section of the site where people can upload their rough designs and get feedback and critiques and ideas from everyone else.

The process goes quickly too; I've seen shirts go from initial voting to printing in less than a month, and it's always exciting when one of the shirts you've voted highly and marked "I'd buy!" gets printed. So, so fun and nifty and cool.

The site has great sales and contests and promotions all the time; just last week they had a huge $5 sale.

And now I shall show you a few of my favorite shirts, some of which I own, some I WANT TO OWN VERY BADLY:

So much accordion goodness!



I have this one, and it is gorgeous. ( :( I failed at spelling gorgeous 3 times)



Clever AND adorable!



HARD. CORE. MAN. So rad.



Yahahah!



This one needs to be reprinted. It is fantastic.



Also, not too long ago, I won a gift certificate to customizedgirl.com via Twitter (one of the many, many excellent reasons why Twitter is awesome). I've been designing some stuff on there, and just ordered these four tonight:
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I cannot WAIT to get them :D

What are some of you people's favorite tshirt sites/designs/whatnots?
 
 
Valerie
06 March 2009 @ 02:18 am
Ready and one and set and go.

Thanks for cheering me on.

Here I go again on my own...

You jumped over some of my buses!

Kick it out, b-hand!

He's also available for proms and pizza parties.

See you later nice time!

 
 
 
Valerie
24 January 2009 @ 01:19 am
Hi. Hey. What is going on?

I don't like that compare people application on facebook. It always hurts my feelings. It always tells me my weakness is being a best friend. And being tough. And being adventurous, which is admittedly kind of true.

I, uh, just torrented?downloaded?stole the entire Mountain Goats discography, which is definitely not totally comprehensive, but is way freaking more than I had. I have so much to memorize. I always feel guilty if I can't remember the words to songs by bands I love, which is basically They Might Be Giants and the Mountain Goats. I hate to be singing along, and being into the song, and in tune with the emotion of the whole thing, and not being able to remember the words. It's so frustrating and gah.

My geography teacher is really nerdy and hilarious and animated and emphatic and has a speaking pattern and cadence similar to John Darnielle, the way he emphasizes strange syllables of words. It is awesome. Everything he says, I find insanely interesting, even when he's talking about something like colonial style houses, which is something I really have no interest in, I'll be completely riveted. He stresses g-sounds weirdly, like good and reGulation. John Darnielle does that a lot. Cracks me up.

I found a nerdfighter note in one of the Looking For Alaskas at the Barnes and Noble I went to today. I'd never been there before, and it was HUGE. Way, way, way bigger than any bookstore I'd been in previously. It had a freakin' escalator. I bought a hardback Alaska, and the second volume of Octavian Nothing, which I am hoping will motivate me to finish the first, which I have been very procrastinatory about even though I really like it. But the internet is just there, and it is easy, and it is interesting, and it's big.

I also got Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, even though I already had it, but I always feel bad when I like an artist's music but just rip it from library cds or something. I am a very guilt-ridden person, it seems like. I don't know. I got Heretic Pride too because I was feeling, and still feel, extremely horrible about taking all of John Darnielle's music.

And I wrote and put nerdfighter notes in all the copies of John's books I could find, which was only 6, which made me very sad. Three paperbacks of Alaska, one of Katherines, one mangled copy of Paper Towns in the YA section, and one downstairs marked 20% off.

BUT THERE'S GONNA BE A PARTY WHEN THE WOLF COMES HOME.

That is all.
 
 
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Valerie
01 December 2008 @ 11:24 am
I have stolen this from John Green.

1. What's your name?
Valerie. I think it's a good name.

2. What is your favorite thing to wear?
Jeans and a t-shirt. I do not care about fashion.

3. Last thing you ate?
Barbecue chicken pizza.

4. One place you will NEVER eat at?
I can't think of any place so detestable that I'd never eat there without having some kind of prior horrible experience. I don't think I'll ever get to eat at Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles, which is a shame because, aside from Rhett and Link's song about the place, the concept of those two foods together is pretty fascinating.

5. I say Shotgun, you say:
There are no exceptions for someone with a 'concussion.'

6. Last person you hugged?
I can't remember.

7. Does anyone you know wanna date you?
Nope.

8. Would you date anyone you met online?
Yep. Not anyone, but someone, yeah.

9. Name something you like physically about yourself:
I am tall enough.

10. The last place you went out to dinner to?
I don't remember the name of the restaurant, but their artichoke dip was good.

11. Who is your best friend?
Do not have one.

12. What time of the day is it?
9:23AM

13. Who/What made you angry today?
Nothing yet. I am slightly annoyed at this child's choice of movie, as she's picked it the last fifty billion times she's had the opportunity. I mean, I like talking cats and all, and Michael J. Fox is lovely, but...DO NOT WANT.

14. Baseball or Football?
I don't care about either. But I think baseball is more fun to watch.

15. Ever gone skinny dipping?
Nooooope.

16. Favorite type of Food?
Mexican.

17. Favorite holiday:
Meh. I don't care. New Years, I guess. Just because we usually go bowling with extended family and there's normally snow. I like snow.

18. Do you download music:
Not very often. I normally borrow CDs from the library and copy them. Which is just as much illegal, if that's what the question was after. Also, I do not like that we've switched to colons all of a sudden. I like continuity.

19. Do you care if your socks are dirty?
Yes. I do not wear socks whilst I sleep either. Unless it is extremely cold.

20. Opinion of Chinese symbol tattoos?
I agree with Dr. House: "Nonconformity. Right. I can't remember the last time I saw a twenty something kid with a tattoo of an Asian letter on his wrist. You are one wicked free thinker! You want to be a rebel, stop being cool. Wear a pocket protector like he does, and get a hair cut. Like the Asian kids that don't leave the library for a twenty hours stretch. They're the ones that don't care what you think."

21. Would you date the person who posted this?
If he wasn't married, and if he were ten or eleven or twelve years younger, and if he knew who I was, yeah.

22. Has anyone ever sang or played for you personally?
They were playing a song for me to hear, and I was the only one in the room, so yes. It was really wonderful.

23. Do you love anyone?
Of course.

24. Are colored contact lenses sexy?
Not at all.

25. Have you ever bungee jumped?
Haha. No. I don't trust rubber or plastic or whatever those things are made of. No sir.

26. Have you ever gone white-water rafting?
No, but it sounds fun and terrifying.

27. Has anyone ten years older than you ever hit on you
No.

28. How many pets do you have?
None. I used to have fish I won from a carnival when I was 4. I named them Tunzo and Dunzo. Then, when I was 10, I renamed them Carrot and Snowflake because I thought Tunzo and Dunzo were stupid names. Which they are not. I also had two hermit crabs which I was terrified of and which I never touched and which died before they ever changed shells which I thought was a rip off.

29. Have you met a real redneck?
Heh. Like they're a dying breed or something? Yeah.

30. How is the weather right now?
Below freezing. And! And! And! IT'S SNOWING.

31. What are you listening to right now?
Talking cats and dogs and the dryer. This makes me want to listen to something else. So I am going to turn on Pandora. Okay. Now I hear "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" by They Might Be Giants. This is much better.

32. What is your current favorite song?
"Alpha Rats Nest," by The Mountain Goats

33. What was the last movie you watched?
Sunset Boulevard. It was for a film class. I kept falling asleep. But this was because I was lying in bed, and also because it was night.

34. Do you wear contacts?
No.

35. Where was the last place you went besides your house?
My uncle/aunt/cousins' house where I ate a lot of mashed potatoes.

36. What are you afraid of?
Being singled out.

37. How many piercings have you had?
None. They scare me.

38. What piercings do you want?
None.

39. What's one thing you've learned this year?
That John Darnielle looks nothing like how he sounds. I mean seriously. That blew me away.

40. What do you usually order from Starbucks?
I have never been inside a Starbucks, and even though I really want to, I do not like coffee.

41. What Magazines are you reading?
Wired, mental_floss, Reader's Digest.

42. Have you ever fired a gun:
No. I used to have a cap gun. I still have a roll of caps in my bedroom somewhere. And some firecrackers and those little white things that pop when they're thrown at the ground. That's probably not all that safe. Oh well.

43. Are you missing someone?
Yeah. The people I spent the last thirteen years of my life with.

44. Favorite TV show?
The Office.

45. Do you have an obession with WoW?
No. I don't have an obsession either, but I think that is what you meant, survey.

46. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celeb?
No.

47. What celeb do you look like?
According to various sites, three year old me looks like Emma Watson, Lea Thompson, and Shakira.

48. Who would you like to see right now?
Daxflame. He's fascinating.

49. Favorite movie of all time?
Either Back to the Future or One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest which are two very different movies.

50. Do you find yourself loved?
It would be very sad if I didn't.

51. Have you ever been caught doing something you weren't suppose to?
Yes.

52. Favorite smell?
Burning firewood. Or fresh coffee, even though I despise it. It reminds me of the best parts of the best times with my friends.

53. Butter, plain, or salted popcorn?
I don't like popcorn unless it has cheese or caramel on it to the degree that it's more so the cheese/caramel that I'm eating.

54. What's something that really bugs you?
Self-absorbedness. Vapidity. When people ask something and don't bother listening to the answer.

55. Do you like Michael Jackson?
No. He creeps me out.

56. Taco Bell or Burger King?
Taco Bell. I love them. In spite of the fact that the last three times I've been there they've screwed up mah food.

57. What's your favorite perfume?
I do not know.

58. Favorite baseball team?
I do not care.

59. Ever call a 1-900 phone number?
No.

60. What's the longest time you've gone without sleep?
About 35 hours.

61. Last time you went bowling?
January.

62. Where is the weirdest place you have slept?
In the backseat of a truck next to TJ and Josh whilst going to Tennessee.

63. Who was your last phone call?
Grandma. But she wasn't there when I answered.

64. Last time you were at work?
Work as in what? I have never had a "job" job. Except ChaCha, I guess. But they made me angry, so I haven't done anything for them in months.

65. What's the closest orange object to you?
Meredith's hair on the cover of s4 of The Office. But that's more red than orange. Too bad.
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14 November 2008 @ 12:48 am

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