Archive | March, 2013
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Doctor Who!

30 Mar

Doctor Who!

Tomorrow is Doctor Who!!! I am nerding out as I type.

Why Do children Grow Up?

30 Mar

First of all I must say that I am not a parent unless you are like me and count being a pet parent equal to being a child parent. But this is about my little sister. It was only a year ago when she demonstrated interest in the attractiveness of male characters in a T.V. series. (the series was the Tudors, and lets face it there is a number of attractive people in that show) At the time I though it was amusing, I must admit that the fact that she said someone was “hot” startled me.

But then not long ago she showed up at the house with a boy following her like a lost puppy. At that moment I knew she was no longer my little sister that cringed at the mentioned of anything remotely romantic. She was now a part of the grown-up-ish populations. She dresses up before he comes over, where as before she would slump down wearing her pajamas shorts and what ever else was not to dirty in her bedroom floor, while blogging on tumblr occasionally redirecting her attention to food. Now she is fully alert all day and actually does not stay on Tumblr for that long. I am not sure if I miss it or it is the fact that I feel older as she seems more grown up. But it has caught me by surprise and while I like the kid that now seems to hang around the house, I miss the group of girls that would often descend upon the house and eat everything they could. I don’t know maybe I just want to go back to the time when everything was easier, but I must admit that her teenage angst and mood swings have lowered in magnitude and well the house is rather calm now. I don’t know what will come next but these are my thought for the moment. 

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How to get rid of People

29 Mar

So I realize I do this far too often, sometime willingly and sometimes it is just a reflex. Ok so obviously I have friends and others who have not left me and I am in no way what the popular assumption of anti-social (by the way being anti-social so much more than not wanting to hangout with people, look it up). Now to the heart of the matter, are you at all familiar with those people who call you through out different times during the day or even come to your house wanting to sell you things. Or perhaps they just “have an amazing promotion they want to share with you!”. They want to know who you are, even though they called you, and sometimes they know the name they should ask for and then you are a bit more trapped when they ask for you and in all innocence you respond saying that you are indeed the person they are looking for. This is specially frustrating when lets say you are waiting for an important phone call and you think this person, who just wants to hear your opinion about a product makes themselves sound important, is the person you want to actually hear from. Now I realize that this is their job but do they have to be so pushy? Can one of them just be like “oh you are busy right now? sorry it’s all chill”. No! they have to be pushy and keep calling or keep asking you for things. Maybe their job is important but when you are in the middle of almost burning something and you are waiting for a phone call, and some pushy personality tell you that you ‘have’ to talk to them they should not expect you to be nice. 

On sunny days such as this one I am writing on, there are always several door-to-door roof repairing companies, or rug cleaner businesses that send out representatives to talk to people about their jobs and perhaps aid them by giving them a good price, on lets say their lawn manicured. While this is something that is good at times I cannot help but be frustrated when it happens. You open the door after you make the dog stop barking and you see that it is someone with the cutthroat instinct of a good salesperson that somehow can intimidate you into making repairs to your house or something like that. These could also be the people who petition in the streets (specially in Portland) to either sign a petition to legalize marijuana (or as they call it Cannabis  or perhaps they want you to donate money to clean up the river. Good causes? well maybe it depends where you are on wanting clean rivers, but when you encounter one in every corner of your chosen walking path, every person with a binder or board in their hands becomes the enemy. Some people have even gone as far as just yelling “NO!” when they ask “Do you care about starving children?”.  But seriously people this has to stop, No means No, just drop it I know it’s your job but hey we all have crummy jobs let it go man. Now if you really care about any of there things being offered to you they right on, Needing gardening services and having someone coming to your house offering gardening services seems like a win/win. Equally if you care about starving children and can spare an automatic charge to your account for who knows how long every month, that is great thank you for helping starving children. But my point is that some just do not want to do any of those things.

Now I must admit I am a coward, my gender associated upbringing has made me want to be polite and nice to all of those to whom I speak to. It is not something bad, being nice is good, all I am saying is that sometimes being nice can be exhausting and troublesome. So in order to not be “not nice” I resort to other forms of rejection.  I have as I have been told a young sounding voice through the phone, so when someone call asking for my opinion, or wanting to sell me something, or refinance my home; I simply increase the pitch of my voice and say I am not yet 18 years of age and there are no legal adults present. Yes I know it is a bad thing to do but really in a few call they should realize that I don not want their services or someone abandoned a young adult to their own devices. When someone comes to my house and knocks on the door I simply say I am not the owner of the house and they are away on some sort of vacation, from which they will not be returning any time soon. again they might think I have murdered someone in this case but hey better to take two seconds after answering the door that have them try to explain what it is that they do and how they are different from the other similar businesses. When walking down town I simply look at my phone and avoid eye contact. It is very important to avoid eye contact at all cost. once you look at them they will hone on you and they will know you are weak! If i do end up falling for the typical “Hey how are you today?” which is what they do when every person around them is avoiding their gaze, because as human we have made to answer such questions, at least one person will say “fine thanks” and almost none of them will be walking fast enough to get away.  Remember the words “I don’t have no card information with me sorry”, If you know another language you could try to use it but be very careful because they might also know it and getting stalled in a different language is the same as getting stalled in English. 

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27 Mar

This is so well though out and I agree with it.

Three Chic Geeks

bad boyfriends

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and it’s time to think about to whom you’re going to profess your undying love. As dedicated fanboys and fangirls, we all have a few characters we are at least a little bit in love with. Or a lot in love with. Or obsessed with. You know, that kind of thing. True love won’t be stopped by the constraints of reality, after all – you are absolutely certain that Dean Winchester is the man for you. Great, but we here at 3 Chic Geeks have extensively gone through every one of our fictional crushes and picked apart all the reasons why they would NOT be good boyfriends. Read on to find out what we think would be the dealbreakers for each of the characters!!

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This Liebster Award

27 Mar

I am just honored to be nominated, we are all winners. Well no reality does not work that way there can only be one and we must cut each other’s heads off until there is only one immortal left! (see what I did there, fun and clever). Ok so here is the rest of what needs to be done when you, yes you (unless you are not then sorry) are nominated.

The Rules of the Award

1. Post eleven facts about yourself.

2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you and create eleven questions for people you’ve nominated.

3. Choose eleven people (with fewer than 200 followers) to give this award to and link them in your post.

4. Go to their page and tell them.

5. Remember, no tag backs.

That’s not too complicated, is it? Anyway, here’s some facts…

11 Facts I have chosen to let you know

1. I am Peruvian (which mean I was born in Peru) and it took me a lot of effort to learn English and it even made me cry once.

2. I have a wand from the Harry Potter theme park and I use it to play with my siblings.

3. I have not preference over Star Trek or Star Wars, they are both awesome movies and I will not get into any arguments about it.

4. I am a self-proclaimed Whovian (that means Doctor Who fan) if you ever insult the tenth doctor I will get into an argument.

5. I want to eventually become a medical doctor but I feel like I am not ready yet.

6. My worst fear is to be trapped in a relationship which leads me to be terrified of commitment, for which I am terribly sorry to the people in my life.

7. I love Harry potter and it was my childhood go-to book.

8. I am a soccer fan, but I am not a fanatic. I will get exited if we win but I will not make the teams victories or losses part of my life I believe fans should only be spectators and accept the fate of their teams.

9. I was not allowed to watch “the Simpsons” or “Dragon Ball Z” when I was a child I don’t feel like I lost much with “Dragon Ball Z” however “The Simpsons” seems to have a larger hold on most of society.

10. I did not keep any of my close childhood friends as I grew up.

11.  I am just recently making my peace with skirts/dresses and the color pink, this comes from years of going to a catholic school and having to wear a skirt almost every day, and my will to fight gender stereotypes way when I was still very young and did not know there were gender stereotypes.

11 Questions From “Wheel of Why”

1. What is your biggest pet peeve?- Sticky/dirty hands who don’t care or realize they should wash their hands and continue to do things or worse try to touch people.

2. What is the worst book you ever had to read for a class?- “Ten healthy ways to deal with Stress”

3. What is your go-to karaoke song?- Don’t have one yet, it is part of that commitment thing.

4. If you could participate in any Olympic sport, which one would you pick and why?- Volleyball because I like the sport, fencing is a close second but sweat gets accumulated inside the mask.

5. Do you prefer apples or oranges?- Oranges, they are nice and refreshing.

6. If you could go back in time and give the fourteen-year-old version of yourself one bit of advice, what would you say?- Do not take Calculus it is not worth it you will not need it for your major and what ever you do never……. (I would not finish the sentence and go back to the present time because that always happens in movies)

7. What is one popular TV show/movie/book that you just can’t understand all the hype about?- Glee I just don’t get it.

8. What are your thoughts on butterscotch?- It does not harm me nor does it bring me benefit.

9. If you could permanently and unilaterally change one American law, what would you pick?- I truly have no idea what I would pick.

10. Which teacher had the biggest impact on you?- Mr. Fey my Social Studies teacher, he made every lecture a story within history.

11. Are you more confident in your singing abilities or your dancing skills?- It depends I can follow choreography pretty well but I can also harmonize. If you find me solo I will hide as fast as possible.

Questions for you the Nominated Blog!

1. What has been the best time of your life so far?

2. What are you looking forward to?

3. What is the one thing you would change about the world and why?

4. What is the worst thing people could do in-front of you?

5.  What did  you eat today?

6. who is your favorite superhero and why?

7. What T.V. show/movie has taught you the most about life?

8.  If a movie was made about your life, who would play you?

9. What is the most important thing you would protect with your life?

10. What is you favorite T.V. show?

11. What is the first thing you do when you see an Oreo cookie?

11 The Blogs you should follow right now! 

1. Velociriot!

2.Hot Diggity Daffodil

3. Spoonbreaker

4. Three Chic Geeks

5.What Katy Read

6. 365 Days of Bacon

7. She Said What?

8. The superstitious naked ape

9. Ice cream mamma

10. Doing time on The Donau

11. Someone Fat Happened

Ok well that is all you have your nominations.

The Beauty of the Oregon Coast

6 Mar

So over the last four days I have been in the Oregon coast town called Coos Bay. The city surrounds another town called North Bend which is even smaller than Coos Bay. Both towns are full of friendly people and because the towns are so small getting from one to the other is almost seamless. You can literally end up in either North Bend or Coos Bay without noticing it. Now what did I do in such a small town? Well On my way there from Portland I stopped by a town called Roseburg at the request of my brother where we entered a Coffee shop that is also joined to a store. Now this may be very common when many Grocery shops contain Starbucks and such other coffee shops. But wait listen to me this place has amazing sandwiches that range from sizes 4 inches to 24 inches, and trust me (or not it is up to you) these sandwiches are incredibly good. Now you can enjoy a delicious sandwich while browsing the shelves for comic books!!!! yes you read right comic books. They have anything from golden era JLA members to Blade and fantastic Four. I have yet failed to remember the name of this wonderful place but I will get back to you on that.

Another interesting thing that is actually in Coos Bay is a Chinese restaurant that in the morning serves diner food like omelets and scrambles with hash-browns. This is more in North Bend by the way Again I will get more info on this as soon as possible. So this is pretty much what I did in my four days at the coast apart from going to the beach. Now the interesting thing about the beach was that my brother who had not driven faster than 25 miles per hours before, drove there. I was white knuckling the door, my thoughts were ‘if this thing goes down I will have a quick exit’. Obviously all went well but there is something so mortifying about being the passenger of a person who has not much experience driving. So this trip to the Beach had it’s thrills and amounts of good food. I will be back for more soon.

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