A Big Mood Monday
Today's good things: it was very cold outside tonight and that made me very happy, I got an 85 on my urban planning midterm even though my essay was so bad, I saw my intro to engineering TA around today and realized he wears ugly jeans so I'm glad he didn't respond to me on grindr in hindsight
Anyway, I realized that there are a few things I used to do in high school that I don't do anymore which I find very interesting. For one, I don't plan out my outfits as in depth as I did before. When I say in depth I mean I don't lay out the clothes for tomorrow before bed like I used to, I just check the weather and hope that in my dream I look really spicy and I am inspired enough to continue that spiciness to the real world. This ends up with me being late to class a lot because looking spicy takes effort and effort takes time and in the morning I'm the worst and have no time. Actually, last night I planned my outfit and then this morning I decided I didn't like it anymore and changed the entire thing and was late to class as usual. I am just left wondering where I went wrong the night before at 2 am when I finally made it to bed. So then this got me thinking about other things I used to do in high school, mainly actually watching tv shows and live tweeting. In fact, the two go hand and in hand. The return of all my favorite shows around the time school started meant I finally had something to tweet about. Just kidding if you follow me on twitter @anti_gravi_tea you'll find I have lots of other things to tweet about but anyway during high school I loved to live tweet shows. The most riveting times of my life were during season one of How To Get Away With Murder because I literally went bald after every episode and took to twitter to cope. Senior year was actually a really good time for my twitter career. It was also during senior year that my tv career ended as Parks and Recreation aired its finale season and I fucking lived for it. I will probably have to dedicated a future post to discussing Parks because it's literally something I can't consolidate in two sentences. I will just say that for a few days after the final episode I periodically shared articles reviewing season seven and the entire series as a whole despite everyone else moving on with their lives like normal. I obviously wasn't ready to move on and if you ask me today I'm still not ready. I think it's almost symbolic that I pretty much dropped out of the tv world with the finale of Parks and Rec. I still watch some things I guess, but nothing with as much fierce dedication as Parks. It's like my first true tv love. Nostalgia can really distort your view of the past but I have every single season of Parks on dvd and that's all the proof I need right there that Parks isn't some fabricated happy part of my life, it just was and still is. See how long this got? I'm going to cut it off right here before I start weeping.
In other good news, and also surprisingly fitting, Young Justice is getting a season three. If you don't know what Young Justice is you should go watch both seasons on netflix right now and educate yourself to what good storytelling and good animation can be. I really have to credit Young Justice to my entrance into the comic book world. Obviously part of it was from a crush on this boy who really loved Batman in junior year and so obviously my extra ass decided to dive head first into the comic book world to become #relatable. Lots of good came out of my extraness though and now I'm here, my second year of college with tons of comic book trivia I can summon on a whim but will probably tank my statics quiz tomorrow morning. Lots of good. Truthfully, I've been out of touch with the comic book world since going to college which is really sad but weekly updates are difficult to keep up with because as we all know I sometimes struggle to even write three good paragraphs for this blog. And honestly, once I lost my power as head gay comic book lord of Annandale High School upon starting my college career, what was left for me? I tried to find the comic book club here during the activities fair my first year but I think I found it absorbed within the anime club and their website was something like desudesudesu.com which I immediately steered clear of. I wasn't ready to deal with bad comic book opinions and neckbeards simply because I wanted to reclaim my former glory. I started my high school comic book club with my former high school crush. I did THAT. The comic book club at my high school doesn't even exist anymore. It had one year of incredible leadership and then we left and it crumbled. I hope the Gay Straight Alliance didn't crumble but I really was head gay too. I was the top of the high school food chain. I looked good, I had good comic book opinions, I had been president of the GSA for all four years, what more was there to life? But now I'm some washed up comic book fan, three too many crossover events behind and I didn't even bother to catch up over summer. But today we got news that Young Justice is getting a season three and that's lit a fire inside me I haven't had in a while. I'm going to make my triumphant return to the comic book world soon enough, the prodigal son will come home.
In more topical news, we discussed vertical gardens in urban planning today. That was interesting of course since putting more plants in more places on any building is a great idea. You don't need structural integrity you just need plants. I'm gonna make my entire civil engineering career based on that idea. Anyway, vertical gardens. They're cool but as my professor was talking about it I thought of this one obscure wall in the engineering school that's covered in ivy. It's actually very aesthetically pleasing. So aesthetically pleasing that I really want to give it a visit during golden hour one day and take pictures by it. Unfortunately I don't have any photographer friends at hand who are just dying for models to practice their composition with but I also haven't even asked any of my friends if they would be interested in giving the ivy wall a visit and taking pictures of me. I imagine one day when I have a man he'll love taking pictures of me and I can finally fulfill all my dreams of great candid photos out and about while we do cute things or even while we do not cute things like fill up gas or something but I just happen to look like really good that day haha what a surprise like what a camera I didn't even know. It's something like that. I don't necessarily want my man to be a photographer I just want him to have a naturally good eye with a camera phone you know. It doesn't have to be refined it just has to be innate ability. So anyway, I imagine me and my man would give this ivy wall a visit one Friday afternoon when we're bored and I'd get to finally take my pictures there and I'd live a pretty much satisfied life after doing so. Actually, not quite satisfied yet because there's also this one place by a library that's called the pit. It's this gated area that you can see into because the fence and gates are wood and they're pretty tall but on the door to the place it just says The Pit and I also want candid pictures in front of it because I really think that would be a look. Like, why is it even called The Pit? What warranted it a sign and such a vague yet intriguing name like The Pit? Also I imagine my caption for that picture would be really good given the time to think about it along with an actual picture to draw inspiration from. In my city there will obviously be lots of vertical gardens and it will be much easier for people to get good pictures in front of them instead of having to travel to obscure locations just for a couple pics. Maybe I'll even designate part of my city as The Pit. I'm glad I have this blog to document all these revolutionary ideas in civil engineering for my future career. You losers in the civil field better watch out, cause once ya boy graduates your boring ass designs are gonna get choppdt!!!
This was really fun to write today. Tomorrow is the election and also tomorrow I have a date at a coffee shop. Two very unrelated things but I guess big things I will have to put in my bullet journal. I'll probably let you all know how those go tomorrow but you'll have to come back to find out. As always, stay tuned for the drama of it all.