Rants from a Cynical Raven











I want to start off by saying I’m sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted. I’ve had a lot going on and I’ve just been so busy!! Please forgive me

So my friends are awesome…no, I don’t care about YOUR friends, my friends are better. They’re super amazing, super positive and I’m the luckiest person in the world to have them. Nothing in particular sparked this post about my friends, just that they are amazing XD One of my buddies from Middle School came down from New York recently, so I decided that it was time to celebrate with her!!! So I got a bunch of us together and we all went to karaoke. Not your lame bar with a karaoke machine, a REAL karaoke place!! It was epic! Music, laughter, souju, good times were had by all!!! I’m sad she’s back in New York….I MISS YOU!!!!

GOD I LOVE THIS GAME MORE THAN I SHOULD!!!!! Dynasty Warriors, otherwise known as the most repetitive game in the history of existence. I can’t help it, the fact that half of these people were real and half of this shit actually happened I get so sucked into it. I think that it’s also because I want to become a Chinese History professor that I’m so into it. I actually want to specialize in the turn of the 2nd Century/end of the Han Dynasty era…..yes the era that Dynasty Warriors takes place in DON’T JUDGE ME!!!! Anyway, I went out and got the expansion pack for DW6 and besides getting to create your own characters, I’m not too impressed with it. You do get to load all your old stuff from DW6 and the horses and combat are better, but again, not too impressed. Oh well…when DW7 comes out I’ll buy that too…….because I’m a consumer whore…

So I went to the Distant Worlds concert a week or so ago (for those that can’t read the image above it’s “music from Final Fantasy”) I had a lot of fun with my friends but I do have to say that the previous years were better. They had an amazing music selection this time and I got to meet one of the Tenors!! I -was- impressed, however, with the fact that they sang the opera from Final Fantasy 6 “Maria and Draco” and sang it well. The guy they had singing Ralse’s part was amazing and he only looked like he was 18!! Perfect! It made me realize that I really do love all the music from Final Fantasy and that I’d really like to own all the soundtracks. I already have FF7……and my birthday is coming up……hintidy-hint-hint….

LOOK OUT WORLD!! I’M LEARNING KOREAN!!! MWUAHAHAHAHAHA!!! No, really though I am learning Korean ❤ I’m excited to be learning a new language even tho I’m kind of learning by myself. My friend Vinny said when she gets some time she’d offer her services to help me study and put everything into context. Right now I can read a lot of it but I have no idea what any of it means XDD Just like “I totally know that reads: ha-ba-say-yo” BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN!??!?!?! I’m learning ^^ It’s great to learn! CAUSE KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!!!

Speaking of concerts!!! OMFG D’ESPAIRSRAY CONCERT IN LIKE….2 DAYS!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAY!! I’m excited as always to be a part of the music scene. I’m going to be crazy as usual and Dr. Sweet and I are going to leave around 2a.m. to get to a show that doesn’t start until like….6p.m. or something. Yes…crazy. I’m also excited cause I get to see some folks I haven’t been able to hang out with for months!!! Makes me happy ^^ YAY!

In other random news, I’ve been dating again ^__^ I’m still really……not sure about a lot of things since my last break-up but I’m always willing to try. Always. I’ve got a guy in my sights and I ain’t stoppin’ til he says no!! XDDDD Ah…I’m such a go-get-’em kinda gal…no wonder I scare so many guys away…I’m aggressive XDD ‘Til next time, folks!!!



I’ve been gone for awhile, I’m sorry to all those that like to read my blogs but I’ve been trying to pick myself up. April 30, 2010 my father past away. I’m dealing with it how any one else who lost some one they loved would deal with it. Been crying, been depressed, I’m kind of not sure what I’m doing or anything. My father was my best friend, made me what I am today so I feel sort of lost. I’ll be ok eventually, I just don’t know when.

In other news, I’ve decided that I’m going to concentrate on my music. I feel like with all the rush-dating I do to try and find some one I actually want to be with, that I’m just wasting energy that could be used on more productive things. Why am I trying so hard? I should just let it happen so I’ve decided that I need to get hardcore with my drumming. I’ve started taking more lessons (once a week) and I find that I’m really, really happy when I’m lost in the beat. I’m not thinking about anything except the beat and the rhythm. I don’t know what it is about the drums that make me happy, exactly, they just do. My drum teacher is freaking awesome, the man is partially deaf so he watches and feels the beats I make instead of hearing them. He corrects me perfectly and I’m still amazed at how freaking good he is. My band has accepted me back and that makes me happier than anything. I’m still not fantastic at drums (about where I started, honestly) but I know that I can be great and I can’t wait to start making real music with my band mates.

Computers: I have a love/hate relationship with them. Recently I moved into a new room and finally uncovered my pc that I built about 5 years ago. I decided to fire it up to see how it was running. My analysis: Not very well at all. The computer was riddled with viruses but I couldn’t physically find any, I just knew they were there. So after looking through it and then having a friend look through it, I decided to just format the HD. I took everything I wanted off of it anyway, where’s the harm, right? No! Computer refuses to let me format the drive. No matter what I did (even using my external hd as the master) would not let me format it. Finally had to borrow a disc from a buddy of mine (Dr. Sweet, as you know him) and was finally able to force a format of the drive. Not before the viruses burned out my wireless pci…luckily I had a spare, but still, pissed me off XD

FOR THE HORDE!!! So since I got my pc up and running I’ve decided that I’m going to play WoW again…I’ve missed it and honestly I really need to lose myself in something when I’m not playing music. WoW will definitely help me with that. Not to mention that I have a good buddy on my old server and I love her to death. I will run with her once again and WE SHALL OWN ALL!!! I miss my character, too. Yes, she’s a Hunter, but she’s a BADASS Hunter…with outdated gear cause I haven’t played in like…….6 – 10 months? Yeah…any way. This is just my “hey, this is what happened and what I’m up to post.” Hopefully I’ll write more soon.

D.R.B.

March 26, 1935 – April 30th, 2010

I love you, daddy



So yesterday signaled the end of a stupid process to which my ex was the result. You see, back when we were living together I used to buy points for my X on Xbox Live (see what I did there?) and I guess when I left him (which I did in a hurry) I left my credit card number stored in the Xbox. Lo and behold a few months later I notice charges on my credit account for Live Points I didn’t buy. Begin the stupid process of calling my bank, having the card stopped, destroyed, and petitioning for the charges to be reversed. Honestly my bank is pretty awesome about that stuff and it didn’t feel like pulling teeth to talk with them; over all nice people.

However…since I’m a cynical and vindictive bitch, getting my money back wasn’t enough. You don’t treat me like crap and then steal my credit card, sorry. So I called up Microsoft to tell them my problem, and honestly all I asked was that my credit card be removed from his Xbox. Not only did they remove the card, they banned his account. So needless to say that day ended SO well.

My mom, sister and I went out to this awesome restaurant called “Antique Row” yesterday as well. While I was having myself an nice pasta I noticed this staring at me from across the booth made my freaking day.

So my good friend, we’ll call him Dr. Sweet, has studied for AGES in Cosmetology and as a result, he is the only person I will even let touch my hair. I got myself a haircut yesterday, and I love me some awesome hair. the man is a freaking genius with hair, I don’t care what anyone says.

Any how, as I’m driving home I decided to stop at my local 24/hr pharmacy to grab some hair dye and left with hair dye + scooby snacks. I love me some Scooby!! As I am having the cornucopia of processed fruit flavor in my mouth I noticed the back of the fruit packet had a warning label. Yes, there’s a warning label for fruit snacks now. OUR CHILDREN AREN’T SAFE!! THAT OR THEY’RE JUST STUPID!!! Honestly!! What are parents teaching kids these days that we need warning labels on our fruit snacks? I blame the parents entirely for this label. You hear that American parents? I’m looking at you!

Skip ahead, skip ahead…I woke up a little before 6 this morning, I was taking my dad into the Military Hospital to have a port put into him so they can readily administer his meds right into the lung for his Chemotherapy. I don’t know about you, but I want to go to a Military Hospital when I’m sick, these people are amazing. I have never been to a hospital or had a doctor that was as nice, informative, and accommodating as the folks down at the MH. It was raining down here when I went, for those of you who do not live in Southern California, rain is a rare sight and I enjoy it greatly. Most of the rest of “So-Cal” does not agree with me. It seems that all you need is one drop of water on your windshield and the entire community has a collective spaz attack. OH GOD THERE’S WATER FALLING FROM THE SKY!! HEAVEN MUST HAVE A PLUMBING PROBLEM!! QUICK!! WE MUST APPEASE THE PLUMBING LORDS BY SLAMMING INTO EACH OTHER AND DRIVING FRANTICALLY ON THE FREEWAY!!! The rain also brings out the snails….This little guy was taking up that whole side of the bench!! Bench hog…anyhow…

So after about 2 1/2 hours my dad comes out of surgery hopped up on all kinds of morphine. He’s singing to himself and saying things like “…..let’s get on a plane”  “lol wat?”   “a plane, let’s get on one, you have your passport?”  “sorry dad, don’t usually keep it on me”  “damn!” Now…where we would have gone, who knows! Who cares!? OFF TO ADVENTURE!! Ahem, so anyways, my dad is home safe and sound with a few more cables inside him that he didn’t have before. His assimilation is almost complete! The Borg ship is coming!!

All in all I’ve been ok the past 2 days, I’ve been keeping up with Final Fantasy 13, and honestly I’m still not impressed. It’s entertaining, but it’s not the staple of the series, nor are the mechanics what I think they should be. Once I beat the game I’ll do a video review and you can hear all about my ranting on it then, like I know you want to. You’re mad about me aren’t you?



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