So since I’m in college and having what is probably the most meaningful year of my life, I think it would be a good idea to write down some of how I’m feeling and what I’m doing. I guess it’s kind of like a diary, so I hope to write somewhat regularly. But, true to the form of this blog, this could very well be the first and last edition of “Friday.” Here we go:
It’s March 5th. A friend’s birthday is tomorrow. Some of my friends are on Spring Break but not me, but that’s ok because my workload is really light these days. I had a couple weeks in there where I was stressed and working really hard, but I can relax for now. I’m actually pretty glad it’s not the break yet. The best part of the break is that hopefully, I will get to see several friends that I don’t go to school with, even though they won’t be off. Maybe I should do some work or something…
My boyfriend is going to Scotland during the break, which distresses me but not as much as you might think. It’s more like, the calendar is freaking me out. We started dating almost five weeks ago. Typically we only see each other on Fridays, and we’ve seen each other nearly every Friday since we started college at the end of August (hence, the name of this “series”). Aside from a one-and-a-half month respite where we went to the same calculus class last semester, I pretty much never see the guy if it’s not Friday. On top of that, he’s not big on texting or calling. Or on communicating at all, really (the other day he had the nerve to criticize somebody else’s communication skills – I called him out on his own but I didn’t really explain why so I think I might’ve upset him a little bit). So while I’m going to miss him (two Fridays without him, *sigh*), honestly it won’t be that different from the usual.
When he gets back there are only four weeks of school left, plus the ambiguous week of exams where we will both be busy and could very well go home on say, Wednesday. He lives three hours from me. Because of the way my curriculum is set up, there is the possibility that we’ll be separated for eight months, having only been together for three (but eight if you count the time where we were just friends). And that’s if we don’t break up by then. Now I know I can handle it – people aren’t exactly lining up to date me, plus I tend to use my self-control well. The question is, can he? Not saying I’m in love with him or anything, but I think he’s the kind you want to keep around. I like him more and more the longer I know him. He’s actually come a long way, in terms of how he acts around my friends and me. Either he’s a smooth talker (which precedence based on his dating history says is possible, but personal experience says isn’t) or he’s actually a sweet, caring guy.
Regardless of him, I dread the thought of this school year ending. It’s the closest I’ve felt to the happiness of childhood innocence since growing up, which is ironic considering certain other events of the past year. The poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost is true, and even though it’s totally cliche to use other people’s words to express your feelings (and we reference The Outsiders way too much), I’m going to do it. I like cliches too.
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people.
Hopefully we’ll be more active in 2014!
– J. Coco
Throwback Wednesday…? This day last year we held a Harry Potter Party! With cake!!
As any Harry Potter fan would know, July 31 was Harry’s birthday! And in proper fashion, Stosh, K-Tosh, and I celebrated it with a replica of the cake that Hagrid made for Harry on his eleventh birthday! It was a basic chocolate cake with pink icing and green writing. In the book, the message on the cake is spelled correctly, but we had a little fun with it and misspelled it just like the movie did.
How did you celebrate the holiday?
– J. Coco
I want to watch it.
Everybody on the internet is talking about it. Seems to be the first big series about competitive swimming. Some people say the attention it’s getting is sexist, because people who watch it just want to see dudes in swimsuits. Well, there’s nothing wrong with that. But it might have a good storyline!
I don’t even like swimming, though. In fact, I’m hydrophobic. The anime’s called “Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club.” Water makes me feel anything but free. I can really relate to Colonel Mustang. And yet, I want to watch it.
I watched the 2 minute preview on Crunchyroll. I liked it. It’s now available for everyone, not just premium. Episode 1 is cued up on my computer. New episodes apparently premiere Wednesdays.
I don’t know if it’s shonen, shojo, or what. It might appeal to a widespread audience. It’s new. It’s different. I want to watch it.
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!
It’s time for the First Art JPT….International Art First JPT Show….THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL JPT ART SHOW!
What does that mean? It means that all week long, in honor of Neville Longbottom’s and Harry Potter’s birthdays (7/30 and 7/31, respectively), we’ll be showcasing art, with a theme of “Things you are obsessed with.” The three of us will be making our own art, and for anyone who happens to read this, please send us your art, and we’ll be more than happy to show it! And by the way, there are many forms of art, including but not limited to drawing, painting, photography, cooking (yum), music, macrame, stamps, pottery, crochet…well, you get the idea.
So stay tuned all week long (and after, tee hee). Send us pictures of your art at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, this will be really embarrassing. =]
In the beginning, there was Toshiba. You know, those people who make computers. Their computers are pretty tosh, don’t you think? We think so. Anyway, tosh: \toe-shh\ (noun. adj. adv. v.) 1. Beyond awesome. 2. The perfect exclamation. 3. Any positive definition imaginable. 4. It’s tosh. 5. Just go with us here.
About us: (We’re tosh) (We’re the embodiment of tosh) (In case you couldn’t tell) (anyway…)
Well… you’ll eventually find out.
Our mission? Bringin’ the tosh.
Because the world could always use a little more tosh.
– Stosh, K-Tosh, and J. Coco