Sunday, February 28, 2010

A blog award?

Wow! Thank you Cheree for my first Blog Award. Heck, I didn't even know these things existed! Anyway, since I'm always scrambling for blog topics, this made my post very easy. 

The Rules:
1. Thank the person who tagged me. (Thanks Cheree!)
2. Copy and Paste the award on my blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated me.
4. Tell up to 
6 lies and 1 truth about myself.
5. Tag at least 7 people for this award.
6. Post links to their blogs.
7. Comment on each of their blogs to inform them of the nomination.

Here are the lies (Just remember one of them is the truth):
1. I've actually had several names. Rachel, which I go by now, isn't my real birth name.

2. Although I'm Korean-American, I can't stand Korean food because it's too spicy for me. Bleck.
3. My shoe size is 8.5.
4. Out of all the household chores to do  (laundry, doing dishes, vacuuming), my least favorite is doing dishes. 
5. To date, I've claimed fourteen books as my own from various public libraries.
6. I hate Girl Scout cookies. They're overpriced and don't taste all that good, in any case.
7. I have to have everything neatly organized (a bit anal retentive). 

Um, so I don't really have anyone else to pass this onto that hasn't already gotten the award. So sorry for the double-nominations, folks!

1. Kurt
2. Annie
3.  Jay
4. Vicky
5. Tamara
6. Ashy
7. Mireyah

That's all for now! I've been feeling a little Looney, especially since I've been watching Looney Tunes for an  awesome American culture class that I'm taking.

Currently Reading:


Currently Listening to:

Currently Procrastinating on:

* A paper for said American Culture class,
* Writing an article for the school newspaper, and
* Working on promoting The Ante Review.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I have many things to do.


Those of you who follow me on Twitter might know that I'm a wee bit obsessed with xckd. *ahem* It's one of many interests, which include:

1. Young Adult/Middle Grade Fantasy (Harry Potter, Hunger Games, His Dark Materials, Chronicles of Narnia, etc)
2. Salsa (Pico de gallo, pineapple habanero, etc)
3.17th Century classical music (Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, etc)
4. The Olympic Games (Speed-skating, figure skating, etc)
5. Apples (Fuji, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, etc)
6. Major book awards, (Pulitzer, Man Booker, Nobel, National Book Critics Circle, etc)

This is more a warning than anything else: potential topics that  might surface in this blog, especially since I have no clue what the heck I'm doing. 

To close: 

Currently Reading:

 When You Reach Me  A History of the World in 6 Glasses

Currently Listening to:
 Peri - Euridice / Banditelli · Fagotto · Cecchetti · Zambon · Foresti · Bertini · Benvenuti · Zanasi · Ensemble Arpeggio · de Caro Have One on Me

Currently Procrastinating on:
* A Spanish essay,
* Reading Wallace Stevens (although he does rock),
* And editing The Cavalier Daily 

Monday, February 22, 2010


I suck at this.

But I'm trying.

Okay, to start off: a survey!

    001. What is Your Name? Rachel
    002. How old are you? 19
    003. What is the link to your website, blog, or myspace?

    004. What is your height? 5'6"
    005. Do you have any siblings? Sistas :)
    006. What is your eye colour? Brown
    007. What is your hair colour? Dark brown
    008. Do you wear glasses or contacts? I have one contact for my left eye. Strange. o.0
    009. Are you right handed or left handed? Funny story -- born left handed, but am currently right handed. I blame my mother.
    010. Do you have any piercings? Just two, one in each ear.
    011. Do you smoke? Nope.
    012. Do you swear? >.> Sometimes I slip up.
    013. Do you get along with your parents? Yep.
    014. Your heritage Korean-American
    015. Your fears Sleep paralysis and really large spiders.
    016. Goal you would like to achieve this year Keep up with this blog, finish writing novel #3,
    017. Most overused phrase on an instant messenger lol
    018. Best Physical Feature Umm. Let's just say that I'm not disfigured in any way.
    019. Your bedtime Usually around 2 A.M.
    020. What time do you arise in the morning? Depends on if I have work in the morning. Either 6:30 A.M. or 8:30 A.M.
    021. First thoughts waking up? Shut up, you stupid alarm.
    022. Do you shower daily? Yep.

    This Or That?
    023. Bright or dark room? Depends on the circumstance! ;)
    024. Chocolate or vanilla? I love chocolate.
    025. Dogs of cats? My adorable precious baby poodle Smokey.
    026. Pepsi or Coke? Coke.
    027. McDonalds or Burger King? McDonalds (although Burger King has onion rings...)
    028. Ant or Dec? I had to Google this so ... neither?
    029. Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea? Lipton.
    030. Cappuccino or Coffee? Coffee (a tad obsessed)

    In the last month have you...
    031. Drank alcohol? Does a sip count?
    032. Gone to a mall? Today, in fact.
    033. Eaten a box of Oreos? Nope
    034. Eaten sushi? Nope
    035. Been on stage? Nope
    036. Been dumped? Nope
    037. Gone skinny dipping? Nope
    038. Stolen Anything? Nope. I'm fairly boring.

    Have you ever...
    039. Laughed for no reason? All the time.
    040. Been caught doing something you weren't supposed to do? All the time.
    041. Been in love? Indeed.
    042. Fired a gun? Nope
    043. Been drunk? On love.
    044. Been called a Tease? o.0
    045. Been beaten up? Nope
    046. Shoplifted? Accidentally.

    What was the last....
    047. Furry thing you touched? My poodle
    048. Thing you've said? "Bye."
    049. Song you've listened to? "Used to be" - Beach House
    050. (Who was the last) person you've spoken to on the phone? Mommy
    051. Movie you watched? Um, honestly can't remember. I saw "A Serious Man" recently.
    052. Thing you were doing before this? Looking for my phone charger (unsuccessfully).
    053. Time you cried? The time you cried and threw your crayons across the floor
    054. Song you've sang? "I'll never love this way again" - Dionne Warwick
    055. Time you looked at the clock? Looking at my laptop time
    056. Food and drink you've had? Grilled tuna salad from Coastal Flats (yum!) and water
    057. Flavour of gum you've chewed? Big Red (cinnamon)
    058. Shoes you've worn? My wannabe Target brand Uggs. lol.
    059. Store you've been in? Urban Outfitters

    060. Planet? Earth
    061. Age you've been so far? Seventeen. Although 19 has been nice, too.
    062. Season? Autumn, and then summer.
    063. Number? Twelve
    064. TV show? Avatar: The Last Airbender. Do the Olympics count?
    065. Flower? I'm always a sucker for roses.

    066. How much cash do you have on you? Like ... $12. My life savings. (Hey, I'm a poor college student.)
    067. What's a word that rhymes with 'door'? Floor
    068. What T-Shirt are you wearing? Not wearing one.
    069. What brand of shoes are you wearing? Not wearing any right now.
    070. What did your last text message say? "Ughh. It got canceled."
    071. What were you doing at midnight last night? Watching the Olympics.
    072. What's your current desktop picture? The cover of Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree"
    073. What's a word that you say a lot? Anyway
    074. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? White. It never gets used.
    075. How is the weather right now? Brisk, but warm for February.
    076. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? Their smile.
    077. Are you too shy to ask someone out? Nope.
    078. Can you do a headstand (not using a wall)? Nope.
    079. Who would you like to see right now? My boyfriend.
    080. How many pillows do you sleep with? Three
    081. Would you go on a date with someone on MySpace? No
    082. How do you want to die? Peacefully
    083. What do you want to be when you grow up? Haven't quite decided -- maybe a writer, maybe a lawyer, maybe an editor.
    084. What country would you most like to visit? Spain
    085. How many CDs do you own? A bit archaic, eh?
    086. How many things, in your past, do you regret? Let's not dwell.
    087. Do you think you are attractive? hm.
    088. Do you believe in yourself? Sometimes.
    089. Do you want to get married? Yes.

    In a boy/girl...
    090. Favourite eye colour? Green
    091. Favourite hair colour? Brown
    092. Short or long hair? Depends on how he pulls it off
    093. Height? At least as tall as I am.
    094. Weight? Can't deal with someone lighter than me.