The Patience Required To Order Things Online Not Through Amazon Prime Is Almost Unreal
We have been so pampered with this free two day shipping that suddenly when some other website offers you free economy shipping you're expect far better results than what actually happens. I have recently undergone this hardship the day after my birthday when I decided to spend all of the money I got on a singular pair of shoes. The thing is that I've been wearing my tennis shoes to play volleyball for a year now. Being a tennis to volleyball convert, and I'm saying this as if it's a common occurrence which it may very well be, my only athletic shoes were built for the shitty, unkempt concrete courts townhouse complexes build to attract tenants but never really utilize. Suddenly I get to school and instead of doing the usual political flip flop I just fuckin flip flopped on my sport of choice and now I was indoor like four days a week on a dusty gym floor. Granted you don't do that much explosive jumping in tennis but they've served me pretty well and my tennis shoes weren't ugly so it was fine and I could still keep a semblance of my athletic looks put together. Fast forward a year and having fully developed into a volleyball freak I was ready to commit an entire pair of shoes to playing volleyball but it's hard also needing to look good at all times so I had to also find a pair of shoes that looked good and performed well and didn't break the bank. Actual volleyball shoes are ugly so that was an immediate no I'd rather break my ankles than wear them so moving on. A lot of volleyball players actually wear basketball shoes and luckily since there are some shoe fanatics out there I had a ton of youtube reviews to work with before deciding on which pair of shoes were the ones for me. It's always scary diving into a new part of youtube like how do you know this is the right introductory channel for this youtube subculture? How could I be sure I was getting exposure to the real part of the basketball shoes youtube section? So fast forward the daunting experience of watching eight minute reviews on insoles and flyknit patterns and I finally picked my pair and it was time to spend my money.
Okay so I realized I got out of hand with that first paragraph so here's a paragraph break so everyone can just take a fucking breath like there are a lot of thoughts on this one subject who knew? So I've chosen my shoe model, didn't realize there would ever come the day in my life when I was gonna be on the search for basketball shoes but life comes at ya sideways sometimes, it really does. The day after my birthday I'm feeling particularly bold, and I had gone through a couple websites looking for the shoe and a lot of them had them on sale for under $100 which was such a steal so I was prepared to just take whatever neutral color under $100 they had and call it a day but then I decided to run this decision through my sisters and cousin and that was immediately where I went wrong. So this one gray shoe that was being discounted had a the rubber soles that were like a muted orange color which sounds kind of weird but I didn't think they looked that bad and for the $25 off I thought it'd be a worthwhile trade off but then I showed the critics both gray options and they ended up voting for the gray one that wasn't on fucking sale. I think the argument that got me was whether I wanted to keep my street cred or save money and I guess that really fucked me up cause I was like well shit guess I better spend $1000 on these damn shoes so I don't lose anything superficial on the courts huh! The gray pair they chose was nicer but it also wasn't on sale so I was just pay extra for some extra aesthetic appeal and it ended up being how I used all my gift money so to all those hoping I would enrich my life with their gift of $$$$$ I'm sorry. So besides not being a sensible shopper that day, I place the order and I get free shipping but it's take almost two weeks to get to delivered like not only did I play myself by paying full price but also by Foot Locker who chose the slowest damn shipping they could. Exhausting. But I'm currently wearing the shoes in my room because I'm extremely satisfied with my purchase so all that shit I just talked was purely for theatrics like whatever I'm gonna look so hot when I get back to school and VB is gonna wanna jump my bones after he sees me jumping an extra inch thanks to these cute ass basketball shoes. Will certainly document my first day back playing with him in these bad boys. I am just as excited as you all, honestly.
Anyway, something else that's been on my mind recently is the trash can back at my apartment. Before Omar and I left we put one last bag of fresh trash into it so that it wouldn't sit and fester inside the kitchen which, you know, smart move. The only problem with this decision is that fresh trash is very likely to attract the raccoons back to the apartment which is honestly a problem I don't think I'll ever be able to solve. Knowing what I know now, they're unstoppable and I have succumb but there was still an ounce of resistance left in my body and so after putting the bag into the trash can I got the cayenne pepper and sprinkled the shit out of it into the trash can. And then to be really extra I closed the lid to the trash can and sprinkled some on the lid so their sensitive little fingers would get a load of that heat the minute they tried to touch it. It just makes me nervous because it would be so gross if like they just knocked over our trash can and left it all hanging out for a god damn month like I'm not there to pick up after their inconsiderate asses. I can't make sure that at the very least the trash gets back into its container like no for month there could be trash just all over the steps outside our door and I will be so upset if that's what I have to walk back to. So upset. Can't help but also wonder if the cayenne pepper on the outside got washed away with the rain and is somehow negatively affecting the water table... Like that amount won't but I can't also be worried about that like there are implications to the things you decide to sprinkle outside!!! So this whole trash situation has pretty much not been solved and the raccoons still plague me and now suddenly the fate of Charlottesville's water table also plagues me. I'll be sure to let you know how the trash can is when I get back to school. Here's hoping for the best and if there are any mystics out there who can either speak to raccoons or cast a protective spell over my trash can I'd be so grateful.
So last night I was up until like 2:30 am which one isn't that surprising but I was up because I was watching mametown videos which is Mamrie Hart's like side channel where she gets to do stupid shit and not censor her cussing. Does she censor her cussing on her main channel? I can't actually recall now but basically when she says fuck there's no bleep so. I found her $10 hauls particularly funny last night as there were multiple times during those videos when I just couldn't hear what she was saying because of my laughter so if you're looking for a laugh I'd recommend them. I think Mamrie is one of the actually funny youtubers out there like legitimately her sense of humor can be so spot on. This sounds like an odd promo for her anyway the other thing I noticed about her mametown channel is that it's built on segments!!! Segments in the sense that there are multiple $10 hauls, and multiple face mask q and a's called #maskmeanything and there this other segment called like aunt rants or something but basically segments!!! They're a hit. I love that. I just love the concept it's such a concept like it's a good way to make content. Your viewers won't always like each segment but some will enjoy it all and some will just tune in for the ones they particularly like but they always know that like a $10 haul will be coming back around sometime eventually. That's the type of shit I wanna do here honestly. I'm gonna start that high playlist segment when I get back to school. It's just the right direction and after my experiences last night at 2 am the confirmation bias was so real. So basically what this means is that 2017 is gonna be a wild time for this blog cause we're gonna get it into high gear real soon. Like, comment, and subscribe obv.
This is the most I've written in so long lmao and it's all because of my damn shoes like I didn't realize I had so many thoughts but what a story. They're still on my feet right now actually. I feel extremely white having them on but I just want them to break in as fast as possible so I'll sacrifice some of my morals for it. But anyway, that's all for now. As always, stay tuned for the drama of it all.