Monday, August 30, 2010

Holy crow

I just have to say that I got a hold a book from the 1600s today. It was in the rare book vault at the Mercantile. Seriously, I died a happy geeky death. That is all.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Redemption Post

So, since Lauren hates me for my last post, this is my kissing up to her to get in her good favor again. This is a list of our favorite things. No, they're not raindrops on roses...but whiskers on kittens might just be one.

Rainy days...

Thanks fork/knife for the picture.

Red headed Scottish men ::coughJamieAlexanderMalcomMcKenzieFrasercough::

Thanks for the picture

Kittehs (even though I'm allergic)

Please love me through my goofy looking face...

Banana milkshakes from Checkers

Banana's in general...especially Banana phones!

Coke Icees

There is tons more that I could say that we love...but I think I'll save those for a rainy day when I make Lauren mad again ;)

A Silly Lauren + a Giggly Elyse = Good Times

I have some really good responses to the whole Edward vs Jacob thing, and I've got an awesome new versus up my sleeve...but I don't want to reveal them quite yet. Right now, I just want to help illustrate the randomness that is our epic friendship. This was our last night of hanging out for a while since I'm moving. Four measly states aren't going to separate us for long, but still...emotions were running high. So anywho, Lauren I love you and this is dedicated to your silliness and your ability to make me laugh...a lot. PS: I hate the way my voice sounds on camera.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Battle of the fictional characters: Round Two

As Elyse posted, she and I can never agree on sides in any book series other than the Host. This is when it gets serious:
Please note there are humongo spoilers!!

Jacob Black v. Edward Cullen
Jacob Black: Bella describes Jacob as a "happy person" who extends this happiness to the people around him. As Jacob's character emerges in New Moon, he is shown to be cheery, passionate, adventurous, but hot-headed. Jacob is also able to phase at will into a giant wolf, and sometimes when angered he will involuntarily phase. His body also heals quickly, he can communicate with his werewolf pack telepathically when in wolf form, and he is physically stronger and faster than a human.
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Edward Cullen: Edward, like all vampires in the Twilight series, possesses superhuman strength, speed, endurance, and agility, and is described as being inhumanly beautiful. Edward has certain abilities that are his alone. He is the fastest of the Cullens, able to outrun any of them. Perhaps as a result of a talent for empathy in his human life, Edward can also read the mind of anyone within a few miles of himself.
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While Edward has the whole immortal thing going on, Jacob has passion and the recklessness of youth going for him. I am betting on Jacob, because I know for a fact that Edward would not mortally wound Jacob out of respect for Bella, while Jacob would feel much less guilt about offing Edward. I also am Team Jacob for personal reasons- He's more passionate, attractive, and dynamic. He is a man and doesn't "put the pussy on a pedestal" like I feel Edward does. Edward... is controlling (you can't be friends with certain people?), manipulative (Oh yeah, we're getting married. You hear that Jacob?!), and Hot/Cold (Ohhh Hilly...). For me Jacob wins the physical and emotional battle here, hands down.
What do you guys think? Team Jacob, or Team Edward?

Battle of the Fictional Characters Round 1

As you may, or may not know, Lauren and I never agree on whose "team" we are when it comes to fictional characters. The only character we can agree on is adoring Ian from The Host. I decided it might be fun if I put up whose team each of us is on and let ya'll decide who would win in a fight. Geeky, I know. But still. So here's round one. Please note there are humongo spoilers!!

Peeta Mellark -v- Gale Hawthorne of The Hunger Games

Here's a "borrowed" description from each on Wikipedia.

Peeta: The 16-year-old male tribute from District 12. He is described as being "medium height with a stocky build"[3] and has "ashy blond hair that falls in waves over his forehead" with blue eyes. He is the town baker's son and is talented in baking breads, cakes and icing cakes, which proves to be an unexpected boon to him in the arena. Upon arriving in the Capitol, it is discovered that Peeta has an instinctive ability to perform on camera and manipulate public sentiment. He has harbored a secret liking for Katniss since they were five that continues through the Games. He is rarely moody or upset and generally takes things lightly. Peeta saved Katniss's life when she was 11 years old by giving her bread when her family was starving, but the two never talked until the Games. At the end of Catching Fire, Peeta is captured by the Capitol.

Gale: An 18-year-old who is Katniss's best friend and hunting partner. Like Katniss, he has dark hair and gray eyes. His father died in the same explosion that killed Katniss's father. The pair have combined their respective talents, his at trapping and hers at archery, to become a highly effective team. Their success makes them fixtures at District 12's black market, the Hob, where they trade their illegal game for other valuable items. Gale has three siblings: Rory, Vick and Posy. Gale is less resigned than Katniss to the authority of the Capitol and even suggests half-seriously that the two flee to escape selection for the Hunger Games. Gale is in love with and fiercely devoted to Katniss, although she doesn't know it at the time. During the tightened security in the second book, Gale is caught with a turkey he shot in the woods. Though he claims he found it in the district, he is beaten severely, but Katniss's mother heals him. He returns at the end of Catching Fire to tell Katniss that District 12 was destroyed, but he managed to get her family out okay.

So basically, Peeta is the baker next door who totally stole my heart, and Gale is the hunter who shot Lauren's heart. Who'd win in a fight? I'd totally put all my money on Peeta (picturing Lauren yelling at me while I write this). Even though he isn't a natural born hunter like Gale, he has the wit about him to survive. He's made it through two Hunger Games so far...that's not too shabby. What do ya'll think?


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Photos pertaining to our nerdy interests:

I know this will make Elyse super sappy, which is why it's so much fun! Both of these scenes, even though I am TOTALLY team Jacob, make my heart hurt. And if they make my heart hurt, imagine what they do to my elysiepiecie.

"i promise to love you forever- every single day of forever."

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Hello- I'm Lauren!

Nice to meet you! All you need to know about me? I love all music: indie, rock, hip hop, old music, and everything in between, old movies, screwball comedies, vintage clothes and basically I'm an old-fashioned gal who likes to pretend she's hip and modern. I am as much (if not more) a nerd as Elyse, and my nerdiness increases exponentially when we're together- hence this blog! I'm pretty sure we were separated at birth (and by a few months), because we're both nerdy about Twilight, museums, book series in which we can join opposite sides of loving boys (Team Jacob, Team Gale, etc!), and everything anthropology (Hegemony!).

We have some ridiculous moments, but I love them all (Did you know bats say "Batty bat bat"?) and I cherish every dumb moment we have, like when Elyse toenails herself. I am so glad we've started to document the dorkiness. Most recently? Elyse has discovered that I give her diabetes, and I've started to feel as sappy as her when I think about Flightless Bird or drinking tea on a porch.

Enough of the sentimental mumbo jumbo. You want to know about me! So, the best way to describe me? Probably through quotes and photos, which is exactly what I'm going to show you! Aren't you excited?! Let's get started.

"This isn't the time to make hard and fast decisions; this is a time to make mistakes. Take the wrong train and get stuck somewhere. Fall in love... a lot. Major in philosophy, because there's no way to make a career out of that. Change your mind, and change it again, because nothing's permanent. So, make as many mistakes as you can. That way, someday, when they ask what we want to be, we won't have to guess... we'll know."

"I've always liked the time before dawn because there's no one around to remind me who I'm supposed to be, so it's easier to remember who I am."

"I've always felt out of step. Like literally stumbling through my life. I never felt normal. Because I'm not normal. I don't want to be."

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