Thursday, July 31, 2008

Confession Number Forty-Five

I must confess...

... that I am overwhelmed by this SECOND change to Facebook.

I cannot believe that the whores (internet, that is) over at Facebook would make another change! And after just 2 weeks of the total revamp!

What Facebook update? Justin, I don't know what you're talking about...? You must be dilusional.

Ok... So it was a minor update. But still, it's an update. And this one I do not like.

It used to be that you could view your friends' status updates in the side bar on your home page...

(I know this is the old-old facebook... but I couldn't find the old-new one)

But now you have to click "Status Updates" in order to view your friends' updates...

I liked it so much better when you could just look over to the right and see that Delia WANTS TO WATCH HEROES. EHH (true story right there!)

So, one thing to say to those Facebook Whores... If something is working perfectly fine and isn't broken, why change it?

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Confession Number Forty-Four

I must confess...

... that I have spoken with a yellow-shoe-wearing, wedding-band-holding, boom-box-carrying "homeless" man named Dave.

It was on my way to the car after a musical downtown. This man stopped me and my 3 friends (who were all girls) while we were walking on the street.

I blogged/vlogged about it on my other blog (you can click the pic to read the schtick)

Justin's Blog

Sunday, July 27, 2008


This is not a confession.

These are icons, ones that I've handpicked.

Look at them carefully, each one is a story.

What do you see? What do you imagine, think of, when you see each one? Which ones inspire you? Which ones bore you? Which ones intrigue you?

Which ones will you remember?

What does it mean to you?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Confession Number Forty-Three

I must confess...

...that I am in love with The Dark Knight.

It is, quite simply, the best movie of the year. I won't go and spoil anything (really, blogger should consider cuts like LiveJournal has; it's so much more convenient), but it was amazing. Above and beyond everything I'd thought it would be.

Christian Bale, as always, is a superb Batman, and an especially astounding Bruce Wayne. He reaches a part of his character that is at once darker and also softer, more human.

What really makes is a fantastic movie is The Joker, played by Heath Ledger. The Joker is really a new kind of villian; he's so insane that he's come around the bend back to sanity. It's such a sickeningly captivating performance, and I really think that Heath Ledger deserves a posthumous award for it.

The supporting cast (Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, etc.) is also astounding in their performance.

Christopher Nolan is a genius in movie-making.


Monday, July 21, 2008

Confession Number Forty-Two

I must confess...

... that I have started to blog again on my personal blog.

Yes, after 6 months I have began to blog again.

Now Justin. Surly you won't be updating your blog that often. I mean last time it took you a whole month to write a new post.

WRONG! I have decided that I will try to keep it updated more.

How are you going to remember to update it?

Well, I've started this Vlog-like thing. I will record a short video of something and then post it on the blog along with a written explanation.

Are you using YouTube to host your videos?

Nope. I am using I wanted to keep my YouTube account specifically for edited videos and special videos I make. will be a more personal account for me.

I am very excited to do this. I've got two posts up right now. Just head over to and read them.

Confession Number Forty-One

I must confess...

... that I have been experiencing massive deja vu in the past week.

It is such a freaky feeling. I ask myself, "Haven't you already done this?". And then I think, "No, this couldn't have possibly happened before."

And it's happening with small things. For example; I was looking at a website and looking at some profiles and I thought, "Hey, I've already seen this." And I knew I had seen it before, but I was looking at it for a different reason. I felt like I had looked at it at the same time too: right when I got home from work. It was super weird.

It makes you wonder if there is some outer dimension of time where you can travel ahead when you dream or something and experience a couple events that you will experience.

Weird. That is all I have to say.
What's the weirdest Deja Vu experience you've had?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Confession Number Forty

I must confess...

... that I absolutely adore and love old people!

Sure, there are those grumpy ones that aren't much fun to be around. However, I haven't met many of them.

I love the older people that are so nice and you can talk to just about anything and they're interested. I guess since they've lived so many years they realize that life doesn't have to go so fast and you can just take some time to talk to someone.

They are all so wise because they've experienced so many different things. They know what to do in certain situations and they are just amazingly awesome.

However, the older people that I adore the most are my grandparents.

They are truly amazing people. They share so much love with us that sometimes I just don't understand. They always love spending time with us.

My mom's parents travel about 45 minutes once a week to spend a day with us and take care of us. I absolutely love them. Even my friend, who has only met them about 3 times loves them.

They bring us food that they spend hours on in their garden. Like, they grow the best corn ever. Not only that, but my grandma makes treats just about every time they see us. They also share the food they grow with friends around their neighborhood.

And they are even more wonderful. There is a sweet, crazy (in a good way) woman about 10 years older than them that lives up the street from them by herself. Do you know what they do? They call each other about twice a day just to talk. My grandpa takes her trash out for her. And my grandma makes her food every now and then and shares their food from their garden with her.

They finally got recognized when they were crowned the first Mr. & Mrs. Insert Town Name Here. They didn't really want the award and my grandpa said, "I'll be glad when this day is over" on the day of the crowning.

Amazingly, awesomely, wonderfully, adorably, lovingly nice is what they are (plus some more adverbs).

I love them.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Confession Number Thirty-Nine

I must confess...

... that I have been extremely anxious for the past week whenever the mailman has come.

One might think that because I am anxious when the mailman comes, I have a crush on him. So not true!

AP Scores are supposed to be mailed mid-July. And what time is it? Yup, you've got it! Mid-July! That means that any day now I will recieve a letter from the College Board saying "You scored a ..." on the AP U.S. History Exam. And then I will either be extremely happy, mad at myself, or indifferent.

4 = Indifferent
3 & Under = mad at myself

P.S. I listened to Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" as I wrote this :-)

Confession Number Thirty-Eight

I must confess...

... that I have a new favorite, non-serious, song from a musical!

It is from the musical called S'Cool, a very High School Musical esque show. I have even started singing High School Musical songs while listening to the CD for S'Cool.

Now, you're probably wondering how I came across this musical... Work. I am helping with a Stage Camp for 8-14 year olds and this is the musical they chose. Yay!?

Anyways, the song that I LOVE is called "Stop, Blog, and Roll!" And the first time I read the lyrics I thought, "At the end they should scream 'INTERNET WHORES!' ", because it is so much like me and the internet.

The lyrics are as follows:

Stop, Blog, and Roll!
Here's my life, digital.
It's real life, can't you tell?
Ev'ry one's doin' it!
I'm online!
Upload, download, ev'rybody reload.
I-Pod, rocker.
Where's my pop-up blocker?
Scan me, LAN me.
Baby, please don't pan me.
Domntime, online, I can be one of a kind.
Wired sensation;
What's the fascination?
Megabyte, ev'ry night?
Pixilation out of sight.
Here I am!
Here's my life on the "web."
It's real life; straight a-head.
Ev'ry one listen up!
Watch me, please!
Wireless, what a mess, this internet is in my head.
Worldwide message board;
Talk to friends in Singapore.
My eyes are glued to the screen;
Ev'rybody make a scene.
E-mail me!
(my favorite part's next!)
Digital computer freak!
I M Me!
Here's my life, digital.
It's real life, can't you tell?
Ev'ryone listen up!
Be my friend!
Here's my life; on the "web."
It's real life; straight ahead!

AMAZING! I am so glad that someone would write a song for people like me! I think this even has potential to be the theme song of the League!

Here is a link to a video that has the song, don't be thrown off by the Curella De Vil video.

P.S. Youtube potential anyone?

Confession Number Thirty-Seven

I must confess...

...that when I watched this:

I started thinking about my own second grade experiance. And the first memory I remember is that Justin and I weren't in the same class. We were in the same class in first grade, you see, and we were like, best friends forever.

I think that I saw Justin's class going to lunch or recess or something, and my class's line passed his class's line and I saw him and wanted to wave but didn't while feeling sort of alone and sad.

This, of course, passed as the year went on because I had (and still have) a short attention span, and so I got over it pretty quick and made new friends.

Still, Justin, you broke my heart. :P

(I'm thinking about giving this blog a makeover soon, in terms of the layout and stuff. Stay tuned.)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Confession Number Thirty-Six

I must confess...
... that I am in LOVE with Justine Ezarik, otherwise known as iJustine in the internet world. She is like everything I want to be but more.

She is the internet, and says so herself. She has a blog, a channel, a youtube channel, a myspace, a facebook fan page, a twitter, and even a second beta website.

She is a freelance graphic and web designer and video editor. Just about everything I want to be! But there is one thing about her that I absolutely adore...


She is a freaking consultant on Macbreak, a podcast all about Apple products. Not only that, but she recieved international news coverage when she made a video about recieving a 300 paged iPhone bill from AT&T. She rocks.

I would love to be an Apple Fanatic. But it would be useless to turn into an Apple lover right now because all of the computers in my house are Windows-based. But I want SO BAD to have a Macbook and an iPhone and an Apple TV and an iMac and just everything Apple!

Oh, and the fact that she drew the Twitter Fail Whale in the sand on the beech just makes my heart palpitate.

I love iJustine. She is my idol.

(I'm tempted to invite her to the league of internet whores. )

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Confession Number Thirty-Five

I must confess...

...that I'm a Twilighter.

There is so much I rave about concerning the Twilight series; so very, very much. Since I have a male co-blogger who has probably not read it and has no interest in doing so (the boyfriend doesn't either, because he's obviously close-minded in his male stereotypes, something which I will remedy), Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer, is the first in a four-part saga written from the perspective of a 17 year-old girl named Bella, who is going to live with her father in the dreary, rainy, little town of Forks, Washington, since her mother is getting remarried.

At Forks High, she meets the mysterious Edward Cullen and his siblings, who are reclusive despite being devestatingly beautiful, and becomes irrevocably invovled in their world and their secret.

This is not the point of my entry, but more boys should read this book. If you are a smart male, you will read this book. There are females all over the world, ranging from ages 12 to 35 who have devoured this book, and there's a reason: Edward is the perfect male. So, just a little peice of advice from me: READ THIS BOOK BOYS, AND TAKE SOME TIPS FROM EDWARD.

Anyway, none of that is the point. The point is that I just pre-ordered my copy of Breaking Dawn, the fourth and final book in the Twilight series, which is released in 19 days. I am so excited I cannot even express.

(Also, I ordered Havemercy by Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett, which I'm also irrevocably excited about because JAIDA IS A GODDESS I TELL YOU, A GODDESS AMONG MORTALS.)

So, basically whenever gets my books to me, I will disappear from the face of the earth for a day or two while I devour Breaking Dawn like a rapid, starving animal.

What books or movies or fandoms in general do you just get crazy about?
(Yeah, I'm going to start asking questions now. Get involved, bbs.)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Confession Number Thirty-Four

I must confess...

... that I can't wait until my older brother moves out of the house and goes off to college.

The main reason I can't wait is because I will finally have my own bedroom! This will happen because my youngest brother, who I currently room with, will be moving into my older brother's soon-to-be-old room.

For just about my entire life, except for when I was an infant, I had to share a room with one of my brothers. They have switched in and out, each getting their own bedroom as they left. IT'S MY TURN NOW!

And the best part about this is that I will have the largest bedroom of all of my brothers! I will be glad to help my brother move in to college!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Confession Number Thirty-Three

I must confess...

... that my vocabulary has significantly worsened since school has been let out. I try to think of words to describe things and they just aren't in my mind. Well, they are, I just have to pry into my brain for awhile in order to get them to come out.

For example; I had trouble thinking of the word morbid for Confession Number Thirty-Two. I knew the I knew a word to describe something related to death, but it took me awhile. At first I thought of gruesome, but I knew that wasn't right. I finally figured it out.

Another example; I couldn't figure out how to tell my brother that my new computer had crashed the night before. Instead, I simply just said 'shut down', and, although it got the point across, it wasn't as effective.

Maybe when I start all that summer reading I should be doing my vocabulary will resurrect from the pits of my mind.

Confession Number Thirty-Two

I must confess...

... that I am curious as to how someone was beheaded by the Batman roller coaster at Six Flags Amusement Park in Georgia.

I know I am being a little morbid, but I am just wondering. Did some one's legs catch him as they went through the bottom half of the loop? Or was his head caught on one of the roller coaster's cars?

Well, after looking at some videos and pictures of the roller coaster, I have decided that it was probably both. I'm sure the major force came from the roller coaster cars themselves, but I bet someone's legs helped wrap the teenager up in the coaster.

Take a look at this picture so you can see for yourself how low this coaster gets to the ground. It helps make things a lot clearer.
But, to be clearer, this guy was an idiot. However, one person that doesn't get pointed at for being an idiot is his friend who went with him. The two of them jumped over two six foot fences that were marked with signs waring "Danger" and "Restricted Area: Authorized Personnel Only". From there they continued to run under the ride towards the park. And why did they do this? To get back into the park faster after eating their lunch outside of the park. Simply because they did not want to take the time to go back in through the correct entrance.
IDEA! They should make a ride that puts people into simulated situations of theme park traumas. They could have wax statues of 17 year old boys with no head and a girl with two severed feet along with a cable wrapped around her ankles. Okay, now I'm getting too morbid.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Confession Number Thirty-One

I must confess...

... that I have gotten myself a laptop today. Yes, a laptop, all for myself.

I know what you're thinking... "But you're only a Junior in High School!", "You don't need your own computer!" And I would have to agree with you. However, I have wanted my own laptop for awhile now. Originally, I was looking at Macbooks, but I just love my money too much (Sorry Apple, I still love you). Instead, I got myself a Gateway M-1626.

This Gateway is UH-MAZING! It has a 4GB Memory, which is very difficult to find in a laptop at a low price. And... AND... it has a 250GB harddrive! 250! Not to mention, it has one of the best Graphics Cards for a laptop. The only downside is the mousepad, which I can definitely live with because I plan on getting a wireless mouse.

All of this was only $650! Six Hundred and Fifty Dollars! I would have expected something like this to be at least $900.

So, I officialy love it. I will probably use it for the rest of my blogging for a while.