So it’s been over a year…

Well, it’s fairly obvious that I only come here to post Christmas Lists, so here it is for 2012! :)

Christmas List 2012

Pictured:

Kindle Fire 7″ Wi-Fi 8GB, at Amazon.com
• Samsung Galaxy S3 White, for SPRINT

• EoS: Smooth Sphere Lip Balm in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Special Edition Gift Set
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EoS: Smooth Sphere Lip Balm in Sweet Mint

• Coach Legacy Signature Swingpack in Brown/Dark Brown

Other Crap:

• Coffee Mugs/Soup Mugs I love any kind of mugs! Especially LARGE mugs (soup mugs) – wide and shallow.
• Keurig Coffee Machine Single Cup Brewing System
LUSH Handmade Cosmetics: Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub, 4.2 oz

• BOOKS:

  • Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
  • The Magician King, A Novel by Lev Grossman
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
  • Imajica by Clive Barker

• GIFT CARDS:

  • Charming Charlie
  • Target
  • DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse)
  • Ulta
  • Khol’s
  • Amazon.com
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Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?

The holidays are right around the corner. And by this I mean that we have two and a half months until Christmas is upon us. I always say I’m going to start my shopping early, but that never happens. As requested, I’ve compiled my list early this year. So, without further ado, I present to you: “Shana’s 2011 List”

** Please note: the items highlighted in yellow (or have a ♥ next to them!) are those that are at the top of my priorities list. Most everything can be found online at substantially cheaper prices. ALSO, those with a strikethrough are things I’ve already got :) **

1. Microsoft XBOX 360 ♥
2. League of Legends Riot Points card, found at Best Buy.
3. Star Wars: The Old Republic game, for PC.
4. POLAR FT4 Heart Rate Monitor, in purple. ♥
5. Steve Madden Ace Boot in Black, size 8.5
6. The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim (Oblivion), for XBOX 360 ♥
7. Steampunk Cuff Watch, by Aranwen on Etsy.com
8. Tiffany’s sterling silver a) Infinity bracelet and/or b) Somerset bracelet with buckle
9. Kanye Houndstooth shawl/scarf in black/grey and white, pink and black.
10. Steve Madden Luxe – Craze in Multi-Glitr, Pewter, size 8.5
11. Ryka ASSIST XT 2, in  gray and aqua, size 8.5

12. BOOKS:

  • Daughter of Smoke & Bone – Laini Taylor ♥
  • The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern ♥
  • The Replacement – Brenna Yovanoff
  • Enclave – Ann Aguirre
  • Hex Hall – Rachel Hawkins
  • Across the Universe – Beth Revis

13. Gift Cards ♥

  • DSW
  • Ulta
  • Famous Footwear
  • Kohl’s
  • Amazon.com

14. NOT PICTURED (some are clickable):

XOXO,
Shana ♥

Indeed, Mr. Klosterman… indeed.

“Life is chock-full of lies, but the biggest lie is math. That’s particularly clear in the discipline of probability, a field of study that’s completely and wholly fake. When push comes to shove – when you truly get down to the core essence of existence – there is only one mathematical possibility: Everything is 50-50. Either something will happen, or something will not.

When you flip a coin, what are the odds of it coming up heads? 50-50. Either it will be heads, or it will not. When you roll a six-sided die, what are the odds that you’ll roll a three? 50-50. You’ll either get a three, or you won’t. That’s reality. Don’t fall into the childish “it’s one-in-six” logic trap. that is precisely what all your adolescent authority figures want you to believe. That’s how they enslave you. That’s how they stole your conviction, and that’s why you will never be happy. Either you will roll a three, or you will not; there are no other alternatives. The future has no memory. Certain things can be impossible, and certain things can be guaranteed – but there is no sliding scale for maybe. Maybe something will happen, or maybe it won’t. That’s all there is. What are the chances that your sister will die from ovarian cancer next summer? 50-50 (either she’ll die from ovarian cancer or she won’t). What are the chances that your sister will become America’s most respected underwater welding specialist? 50-50. It will happen, or it won’t. There are two possibilities, and both are plausible and unknown. The odds are 2:1. These facts are irrefutable.

Quasi-intellectuals like to claim that math is spiritual. They are lying. Math is not religion. Math is the antireligion, because it splinters the gravity of life’s only imperative equation: Either something is true, or it isn’t. Do or do not; there is no try.

Most whiners…

…rarely have time to think about anyone else. It’s all about them, and what they want, what they need, how they need it right when they want it, and why they even need it in the first place. Me, me, me! It’s not always about you – and maybe that’s your problem.

Goodbye, Outside!

With my essays and projects on track to be finished on time, I finally have the time to sit down and do some serious leveling. My goal is 85 by tomorrow morning. Looks like I won’t be going outside for a while… :)

Let the count down begin…

3 Days until: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion release

10 Days until: Christmas Winter Break

17 Days until: Christmas Eve

18 Days until: Christmas Day

24 Days until: New Years Eve / My birthday

27 Days until: FINALS WEEK

31 Days until: Philadelphia!

41 Days until: Begin New Term


I mean, really?

So the most recent Facebook trend seems to be the favorite childhood cartoon profile pic. The status message went something like this: “Change your fb profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood. The goal? To not see a human face on fb till Monday, December 6th. Join the fight against child abuse; copy & paste to your status to invite your friends to do the same!

I don’t know about any of you, but I have a huge problem with all these Facebook “trends.” Like the one above, they all claim to support the fight against [insert charity/cause here]. But can someone tell me how changing my fucking profile picture to my favorite childhood cartoon supports the fight against child abuse? How many of you retards actually sat there and said, “Oh. Em. Gee. It’s Rainbow Bright — FUCK CHILD ABUSE!” If you were like the majority (and I mean like 99.99%) of people, you had probably said something along the lines of, “Oh. Em. Gee. I LOVED/hated THAT CARTOON! Remember [cartoon]!? That one was SO awesome!”

Guess what, guys? When you changed your profile pic… NOTHING HAPPENED. Did you notice that? Or is the magic Fight Against Child Abuse fairy still counting how many morons there are on Facebook (I don’t think she has that many fingers)?

I think the last Facebook trend was the “update your FB status to say where you put your purse down when you walk through the door” trend. But they passed it around in private messages so every female had the status message that read something like, “I like it on the counter.” — and this was supposed to raise awareness for… uhh, I don’t even remember what. Probably breast cancer? I’m going to go ahead and just say breast cancer. Yeah. Pretty sure my awareness for breast cancer was raised all of… 0%.

Before that, it was your bra color. I just… I don’t even.. what is this– it bugs me because people are missing the whole point of trying to do this in the first place.

If people wanted to REALLY make people aware – they would link sites and encourage donations – they would encourage reading up and becoming informed. Child abuse, breast cancer, and every other type of awareness out there need more than just to become “the next Facebook trend”. They deserve more. These are serious matters that don’t give a flying fuck about your bra color, your favorite cartoon or even where you set your purse down when you get home.

Why.. in the entirety of these viral trends has nobody ever given me the link to learn more about the problem? Why hasn’t anyone linked to http://www.savethechildren.org or http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org or invited me to donate via http://www.thebreastcancersite.com?

You know what this reminds me of? It reminds me of how people say they believe in God, and they have “morals” and yet – those same people who fornicate and drink themselves to death, the same people who lie, steal, and cheat. They go to church on Sundays when it’s not football season. They pray to God whenever they choose, and instead of thanking him for the life they are living, they ask for more.

I don’t understand people at all. I, myself, am a hypocrit. I’ve been guilty of it all – but I’ve grown and become more aware of what it means to be a person, and not just a human. We have responsibilities and we have choices. None of which involve changing my profile picture on Facebook.