I\’m Right

Where ‘Awkwardness’ is the name of the game. Or just the story of my life.

SkM&ittles August 28, 2007

Filed under: babbling,I don't even know,Life,Randomness,Reflections,Summer days — alwaysbri @ 9:13 pm

It’s weird how sometimes things will totally just blindside you. Like when you completely expect something 100% and it doesn’t happen. I don’t know how to explain it except that you are totally surprised.

The best example that comes to mind was today when I got home… There was a bag of candy on the counter. Colorful candy circles. M&Ms. So I grab a handful and toss some in my mouth. And it was weird. Chocolaty. And fruity. crunchy. And chewy. Apparently it was a mix of M&Ms and Skittles. And it wasn’t a big deal or anything but in that second i was like, “what the heck,” as I was completely expecting M&Ms and randomly got Skittles too. Plus the fact that M&Ms and Skittles def aren’t supposed to mix like that. Which is completely beside the point.

This summer has kind of been one of these things, too. Completely different than I thought it would be. Not bad at all, just different. It’s been random. At the beginning of summer I set aside this whole notebook thing for writing down all the fun stuff I did, imagining how full and awesome it was going to be, and how i would look back through it and go, “gee whiz i did a lot of neat stuff this summer.” Wellll i’m looking at my list. I kinda stopped writing and every once in a while I will try to fill it in but end up just writing the highlights and probably missing a lot. So I have like a page and a half of stuff. Hmm.

Now, there are a few weeks of summer left, and I fully plan to make the most of them. If i can find things to do. Kala is coming back soon. YAY. it’s been weird not having her here. I was so worried when she left. For one that she might not come back, and for two that i would be bored all summer. I have been bored a lot, it’s true, but what else is new. And i’ve had a really good summer doing things with other people. i’m so excited she’s coming home tho. And summer’s not over. Lots more days for lots more plans with lots more people. or the same people i’ve been hanging out with usually. but i like it. Labor day has always been kind of the judge of summer’s end for me, so i’ve been kinda freaking out about that, but college doesn’t start till later in september, so i can breathe easier, at least for a while. off topic. again.

It just kinda surprised me when i realized that next week my sisters are going back to school. little bit of a reality check.

Gah. this post totally had a point when i started and now has become just another installment of “Brianna babbles about nothing that anyone really cares about” where you guys skim without caring that much and then comment to be nice. or don’t comment at all. sigh. this happens far too much. My blog deserves more respect… it should be getting insightful or profound thoughts and instead it’s stuck with boring me. ah well. teehee i have fun. even if no one reads this. or if i decide not to post it at all. But I have to say, I wish I was more inspired to write some good posts…

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Skimboarding August 21, 2007

Filed under: Amusement,Klutz,Randomness,Summer days,Sunshine — alwaysbri @ 12:03 pm

Caught a few on video… not my best rides but all i got lol… couple graceful wipe outs… so fun. horrible video quality but whatever.


And I bought a skimboard, so i’m thinking there are going to be at least a few beach runs in the near future.

 

Email Survey FAQ August 13, 2007

Filed under: Amusement,Insults,Lemonade,Life,Mr. Darcy,Randomness — alwaysbri @ 6:09 pm

Many people have wondered how to take these forwarded email surveys that somehow seem to surface at random times throughout life. As far as I can see, there are 4 ways to deal with these surveys.

1) Sarcasm. The overly sarcastic approach is a very popular one. You tease and kid and exaggerate. You roll your eyes and say completely random things. This way, ‘serious,’ and ‘kidding’ collide and blur. And, I mean, what’s the fun of making fun of someone who spent half the survey poking fun at themselves and /or others? Okay, it’s still fun, but trickier.

2) The Disclaimer. Also a frequently used device. This is where you make up some sort of excuse, however lame, in hope that if anything is ever brought out, you can recite a well planned reason for your momentary insanity. I have to say, I don’t really think this one works all that well, unless the person is extremely gullible. Excuses carry little weight. I mean who could take some of them seriously. Examples of lame disclaimers:

a. I just went to *insert physical activity here* and I’m really tired, so I may not make sense

b. I’ve been up for *insert insanely long amount of time* and I may seem kind of random

Even if this happened to be true, people see it and don’t really care all that much. There are, however, a few excuses that I think would work.

a. I had to do that really fast so it’s possible I lied so I could have a shorter answer.

b. And I’m really wishing I could have seen your face when you read some of those answers I completely made up.

I’d buy those.

3) What They Want. I can’t say I have ever seen someone use this approach, but I figure it would work if you don’t care what they think and would answer the survey seriously anyway. You know they just read these for the blackmail material, and whether or not you have a crush on someone. So just tell them. Example:

i. What is your name? molly. I tripped over this chair today and totally looked really stupid… everyone was like staring and laughing… I am a huge klutz.

ii. What’s your favorite season? Summer. I have a crush on this one guy. He’s on the polo team.

I figure, you answer 2, maybe 3 questions like this, they have all they need and you don’t have to do the rest of the survey. Makes everyone’s life a little easier.

4) To The Point. Just write a really to the point survey and answer it instead. Like the previous idea, this hasn’t seemed to happen as of yet. It would look something like:

     i. Describe, in detail, all major and minor embarrassing moments in the last 3 weeks.

     ii. Name, picture, and social security number of your last 3 crushes.

 

     iii. List any habits you have, your potentially embarrassing qualities, your pet peeves, and anything one might use to quickly tick you off.

Answer these questions however you choose. No one will know whether or not to take it seriously or not because it’s so random. You could tell the truth, and people probably wouldn’t believe it.

So as far as I can see, these are the 4 ways to take these surveys and have some dignity left after. Or maybe not dignity. But at least the upper hand. And it’s just really fun.

 

Dream (And a Little Rambling) August 8, 2007

Filed under: Bitterness,Deep Dark Forests,Life,Randomness,RANT,Summer days — alwaysbri @ 1:11 pm

Have you ever had a dream you just can’t shake? Like all day you can’t stop thinking about it… I had this awful dream last night, and it’s weird cuz I keep remembering it. Usually I have weird dreams but this one was just scary. I don’t know, it’s weird to not be able to shake it. That happened to any of you before? Anyway… that’s all.

Oh except I want to complain about the weather a bit.

What the heck is this!!?!? August. Clouds. Chilly. It doesn’t work! So so lame.

Alright now i’m done for reals. And if you couldn’t tell this is yet another attempt to create a post with little to go on. I had an amazing post ready a couple days ago then i realized i was wrong so i couldn’t post it, so all you get is this. deal with it.