Sophomoronic Musings

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Glee for all!

So there is this show on Fox and I love it.

I've never watched Fox before. Mostly because it's run by News Corp. and I'm not a big fan of that.

But I watch this one.

Every week.

Except for this week.

Because somebody decided to schedule baseball instead of Glee.

It's not that I don't like baseball. I can stomach watching the Cardinals on TV for 15 minutes. I'm basically a big fan.

But back to Glee - This show is wonderful. Besides the breaking out in to perfectly choreographed song and dance numbers, the characters could have been plucked right out of Mountain View circa fall 2007. And I can't stop laughing every time I watch the show. I just love it!

Let's start with Sue - she's the overbearing cheerleading coach who has more control over the school than actual principal. She's all about the favoritism and doesn't care about anything except for winning. I also bet that she a lot more money to her program than what should be allotted to other programs.

Mr. Shuester is the great teacher who has the students best interests in mind. His plan and commitment to revamp the glee club is a catalyst that sets the school afire.

And then there is the actual club: every clique is represented and they get along for the most part.

I'd be lying to you if I said that I didn't identify with Rachel. But that's the point of her character - every girl who has gone through high school has been just like her. You don't really fit in, you get ridiculed for your favorite activities, no body really understands you and the guy you like doesn't know that you exist. Oh high school angst, how I miss thee. Or not. If only she were freckly and semi-ginger.

I was the girl who wanted to be Quin - the prettiest and most popular girl at school. Except the part about being a mole and getting knocked up by her boyfriend.

And then there is the boy - Finn. He's that super-jock who is smart and is the best at everything and is incredibly attractive who doesn't know that you exist. And he probably won't ever realize that you exist. Even in college. But maybe he will after college. My fingers are crossed.

So that is my little plug for Glee - my new favorite show that is on my least favorite tv station. It's such a conundrum to watch, but I love it so so so much that I'm not going to stop. And you should watch it too. But on Hulu. That way you don't support Fox.

And someday I may regret writing that. Hopefully I don't.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

It's my space. Not yours.

This is an ode to the original social networking mecca: MySpace.
It transformed from the really cool thing to do when you were 15 in to something for middle school kids to pollute and bored college students to satirize.
This one's for you, MySpace.

Are you ready to answer these questions honestly even if it starts to get hard?
It's a MySpace survey. The questions aren't hard. They're stupid.

You never know what you got until you lose it? True or false?
If you can't appreciate what you have then you are better off not having it in the first place.

When is the last time you actually hung out with your first friend on your top?

What is the last thing you drank today?

Is there anything you would like to say to the person that you like?
Oh why yes and I think that posting it in a MySpace survey will surely get my point across.

Where would I have found you last night at 11pm?

Do you care what people think of you?
not really. That's definitely a high school thing.

Do you dislike anyone at this moment in time?
No, but if I did I would post vague clues about them in this section.

Any up coming events you're excited about?
Let's see: tests, pomping, painting, PR, Homecoming, (not) giving blood, and MySpace surveys

What's your plans for this Friday?
Teaching disabled children to ride horses and then attending a very classy bonfire.

Do you love anybody & would give up anything for them?
Yes and this is where I should declare my love for them

Have you ever slept on the floor with someone you liked?
Whoa. Personal information. What do you want? Like my life story here?

Are you texting anybody?
Why yes. Yes I am. And I hope they too are on MySpace and feel special that I am texting them and writing about them.

Where are you right now?
My dorm room. At Mizzou. In Missouri. Located in the southern region of the midwestern section of the United States. In North America. On the Earth. In the universe.

Do you have someone of the opposite sex you can tell everything to?
and I want to make them feel special by writing about them right here. Helloooo there, lovely confidant!

Who was the last person you talked to on the phone & what did you talk about
Because I feel like divulging this information on the internet and I seriously think that you are going to care.

Do you curse in front of your parents?
Absolutely not. Cursing is for baaaaaaad baaaad bad people. Or those who are easily frustrated.

What would you do if your best friend told you they were moving?
It would be along the lines of this: "Why are you leaving me? Why'd you have to goooooooo" (​uncontrollable sobbing) "Nooooooooo!" (more sobbing)

Who pissed you off yesterday?
The guys walking in front of me on my way to class. You are so slow! That person who cut me off. Jerk! I hope you all read this and feel guilty. I'll accept large bouquets of pink, cream, and light purple roses in addition to a Starbucks gift cards as an apology.

Does anyone hate you?
Oh yes. I want to name them all here so that they will hate me even more.

Do you want a small or big wedding?
This is a little personal. And I totally feel like divulging this information in a survey will help me attract a potential mate. And I highly belive that I will find one of those on MySpace.

Who was the last person that could tell something was wrong with you?
The last person who could tell? I think that means that they couldn't tell. I'm guessing that would be a stranger lived in a cave and was immune to experiencing human emotions.

Can you sleep without blankets covering you?
This obviously a very important question that will help you to get toknow me on a deep, personal level.

Hold hands with anyone lately?
Uh Huh. I'm obviously 12 and think that means something really special. Maybe we'll be "going out" next week.

Do you think the last guy/girl you kissed cares for you?
Just a word to the wise, fellow MySpacers: If you kiss somebody who doesn't like you, what are you thinking?

Have you ever felt replaced?
Yes. My parents replaced me with a golden retriever puppy when I left for college. I have been depressed ever since and discuss this with my therapist at our weekly sessions.

Are you open about your feelings or closed off?
I'm filling out a MySpace survey. I'd say that means I'm fairly open.

Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people?
Totally. And I'll name them in this section for everyone to see and gossip about it in the halls at my junior high.

Think a lot before you fall asleep?
I'm not sure about other people, but I spend most of my day thinking before I sleep at night.

What were you doing at 4am?
Sleeping. What were you doing this morning at 4?

Are you a jealous person?
Of course. I was jealous that other people were getting your attention by posting surveys, so I'm filling out one, too.

Do you like to sleep?
Sleep is necessary to functioning properly. I enjoy as much as I do breathing.

What are you looking forward to in the next 5 days?
Life. Sleep. Breathing.

How many tattoos do you have?

Do you think you are a good person?
I think the real question here is who would answer no to this question and why are we friends?

Last movie you saw in theaters, with who?
WHo goes to the movies anymore? It's called NetFlix, people.

What are you doing right now?
Ten million other things. And this survey :p
Aren't I cute?

Do you wish you were somewhere else right now?
In a land where I don't have to read for a history or journalism class.

What's the worst way to say "I love you"?
When you don't mean it.

What did you do yesterday?
Lived. Breathed. Slept.

What are your favorite color(s)?

How tall are you?
5' 8''

Are you happy right now?
I'm filling out a MySpace survey, so I must be practically desperate for attention. Chat with me!

Have you ever lost someone you wish you didn't?
Yes. And it was the worst thing in my life. (I would proceed to tell you about this ordeal in great detail, but I value both my time and yours, so I'll let you come up with a story to insert here)

Do you honestly have feelings for someone at the moment?
Yes. And I want to proclaim my undying love for them on Myspace.

Is there anything upsetting you?
Yes. And I feel discussing it in a survey will make me feel better.

Do you have a Facebook?
Yes. Like most college kids, I'm on Facebook. And Twitter. And Blogger. I'm basically super cool.

Ever walked in on your friends having sex?
That would be awkward!

Ever lay on a couch with the opposite sex?
I honestly believe that this survey was devised by a very bored girl in middle school. And I have just wasted 15 minutes of my life filling this out. And you just spent a few minutes reading. Sucker! Bahahahaha.

And don't forget. Repost this in 5 minutes and your TRUE LOVE will call you tonight. If you don't repost, you will be haunted by the Hash-Slinging Slasher for the rest of your life. FYI.

Monday, October 5, 2009

This Made my Saturday Night

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Big Dreams and Babies

This has been the craziest week of my year thus far.

Three tests, three quizzes, two discussion board posts, making stuff for my Theta Baby, Initiation, and I submitted my J4802 petition.

All I want to do is sleep. And I will be lame and do that shortly.

Today was Revelation, and although I was positive that my pledge daughter knew that it was me, I was still in a nervous frenzy.

What if she didn’t want me? What if she hated all my clues and presents during the week? Will she like the letters, picture frame, bulletin board, pin box, candle, and cookies I made for her?

About a half hour before I left to go to Revelation, I decided that even if she didn’t want me to be her mom, we would be wearing matching t-shirts and I made her chocolate chip cookies.

So, there.

But after running out the front door of Theta and “revealing myself,” she didn’t run away screaming, so I’m calling that a success.

My pledge baby is from KC and this summer, she came out west to go bungee jumping in southern Washington. So cool!

In other news: Earlier this week, I submitted my petition for admission to the convergence journalism program at Mizzou and I'm slightly terrified that I won't be accepted.

It's not that I lack journalistic experience.

I mean let's be honest: I got my first gig when I was 12, my first national byline at 15 and I haven't stopped writing since. I've wanted to be a reporter since I was 10. And now here I am in the pre-journalism program at our nation’s top journalism institute. I've pressed the "send" button on that little application, which will be reviewed and will reveal the future of my journalistic career.

I feel that my terror is justified.

I'm sure that it's hard to understand if you aren't in my position or know the background info on why I want to be a convergence journalist so badly.

As I am positive that you all know, the newspaper industry is dying a slow death that is painful for all those who revere the news to watch. It's like watching a catastrophe happen in slow motion and realizing that there isn't anything you can do about it.

But I can change it.

And it is that knowledge that inspires me.

Convergence journalism adds a completely new aspect to the news industry. We can keep the world updated with news in all mediums and we can supplement print content. All we need to do is come up with economic model that can efficiently support this and we can save our industry!

All right, so there’s a lot more to do than that one thing. But I want to figure it out. I want to do good, cutting-edge journalism. And majoring in convergence is how I plan to accomplish that.

I should find out if I get in to the program in a few weeks. Keep my petition in your prayers!