cornhobble: (Default)
So yesterday my aunt turned to me and said, "You know, [name redacted], I've been thinking a lot about you lately." I said, quite eloquently, "Oh."

DOESN'T THAT SOUND ALARMING TO YOU, FLIST? I found it quite alarming. She is the gossipiest aunt ever, and I have the sneaking suspicion that when she says "thinking about you" she actually means "talking about you with my sister/mother/other relative." Of course all my other relatives are in Canada, and they already think I'm the weird girl who wears cartoon hats*, so I'm not really that bothered.

Speaking of dubious fashion choices! I made a leather bracelet thing today, it's awesome. And I know leather cuffs are at, like, entire toolbox levels of toolishness, BUT I JUST REALLY LOVE THEM. don't judge me ;___;



YOU ARE IMPRESSED, Y/Y/MFY? Once you look closely you realize the ~craftswomanship is at kindergarten level, because the leather strips are all fucked up because they were cut with scissors and I never learned how to cut straight. Alas.

*I didn't actually upload this pic, jsyk. But I totally own that hat.

pet peeves

Nov. 5th, 2010 11:44 am
cornhobble: (.Adam - pout)
What are your pet peeves, flist?

For me it's when I hold the door open for a guy and they freak out and insist I go through first. Before anyone calls me a ~humorless feminist~, I am so cool with dudes holding the door open for me. In fact, I think holding the door for someone (regardless of gender~) is the polite thing to do.

But I don't appreciate a guy being all 'OH HOLY SHIT IS THAT A FAIR MAIDEN HOLDING THE DOOR FOR ME? I AM FAILING IN MY MANLY DUTIES, AND SHE MIGHT FAINT FROM THE EFFORT. OH NO, DON'T TAX YOUR ARM LIKE THAT, LET ME HELP.'

SIGH. Look dude, if I reach the door first I'm going to hold it for you. The only other two options would be (1) to slam it in your face, or (2) to stop and wait for you to open it for me. Both of these options are distinctly unappealing. :|
cornhobble: (.Puck - Loser)
When you have friends that turn out to be somewhat sexist/homophobic/ist, what do you do?

There's this one guy I'm rather close with, but he's turned to be completely fail-y when it comes to women. Dude is totally sexist.

I've chosen to continue being friends with him in spite of it. I don't necessarily feel bad about this decision, because I don't think I should be obligated to be the perfect feminist who only surrounds herself with fellow perfect people (lol, that's not even possible).

But at the same time, it's like - can this friendship even last? I never let his sexism pass; if he says something misogynistic, I'll call him out on it. I can't help but think at some point he'll just get tired of arguing and cut off contact. I'm not going to stop being the Annoying Bitchy Feminist for anyone, but... I'd actually miss talking to him. :/

And knowing his ~tendencies... I judge him, ngl. That's probably not conductive to much of anything.

Sigh. idk, livejournal, I'm feeling a little melancholy and lonely today.

lalala

Oct. 9th, 2010 09:56 am
cornhobble: (.Dean - Journal)
Hellooooo livejournal! MY LURKER TENDENCIES HAVE BECOME APPARENT, I THINK. My flist is probably all 'who is this stranger bitch' rn, lol~

What is this facebook connect I see? D: omg WHY WOULD THEY DO THIS. I DO NOT NEED THE DOUCHEBAGS I KNOW IRL FINDING THIS JOURNAL, TYVM.
cornhobble: (RAGE)
Once when I was 12 I dressed up as a Native American for Halloween.

D: D: D:

I totally forgot about it for the longest time, but looking back... holy shit. I'm kind of ashamed of my 12-year-old self, because that racist shit just isn't cool, for a multitude of reasons. I mentioned this to my sister today, and she's like BUT WHY? I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT.

I D:'d, and then we got into an argument that ended nowhere good. Somehow the concept of blackface was brought up and both of my sisters AND my mom said they didn't know what blackface was and they didn't see the problem with (a white person) dressing up as a black political figure for halloween (for example, Obama). They asked if it was okay to dress up as other presidents (like George Bush), and when I said it was fine they said I was the racist one. RIGHT. Because it's not like blackface is SERIOUS BUSINESS or everything, people are so OVERSENSITIVE these days.

Then they said if it was okay to dress up as a police officer for Halloween, it was okay to dress up as a Native American. BECAUSE THEY'RE THE SAME THING, OBVS.

I'm so angry right, now idekjskla; jagdsfefdjkdf dsa RAGE RAGE RAGE

Fuuuuuuck.
cornhobble: (.Lafayette - Bitch Plz)
My Spanish-speaking, non-American mother thinks it's "ridiculous" that when calling customer services you have to press 1 for English, because English is the LANGUAGE OF AMERICA and should be considered so. >:[

I was just like... what? WAT? I mean, she speaks English too, and I know she's v.v. conservative, but. idk, I really didn't expect her to be with the unreasonable 'OMGZ BITCH I WON'T PRESS ONE' crowd. O_o
cornhobble: (.Brittany - You look terrible. I look aw)
Wow, I haven't posted in what feels like aaaaaaaages.

So I (attempted) to dye my hair purple. IT WAS A DISASTUH. Like, I was trying to dye streaks, not the whole thing, but the purple didn't take and now I have streaks of grayish-blonde in my hair. ;_; It's kind of lulzy, I must admit. I'm going to try again, which is possibly a really bad idea but I will prevail~~
cornhobble: (Default)
UGH I AM SUCH A FUCKING ASSHOLE.

I was supposed to help someone out with a presentation, but I forgot about it and instead of, you know, behaving like a reasonable adult and contacting the person in question I skipped the event. Later I just told him that my computer was messed up and I'd lost info. EVEN MY LIES ARE SHIT :(

He said it was fine and that I next time I should just give him a heads up. Then he said that other people had signed up, too, but they were pretty flaky and he hadn't expected then to actually show. He hadn't been worried about it because he'd figured that I would come through, because I've always been a reliable person.*

...

SUCH. A. MOTHERFUCKING. ASSHOLE. ._. THE GUILT, IT BURNS.

*I don't know why people think this, I am so far away from reliable it's depressing. Apparently I give a good first impression? Why do I suck so much. :(

WAT

Mar. 16th, 2010 04:47 pm
cornhobble: (.Dean - Journal)
So a group of people I know (mostly adults, a couple teenagers) were talking about affirmative action the other day, and I was outside the fringes of the group, ~listening. And, well.

It wasn't so much a 'I don't think affirmative action is necessary anymore' conversation as it was a 'OMG, IT'S SO HAAAAAARD TO BE WHIIIIIIIITE WE'RE SO OPPRESSED' conversation. One girl started whining that less qualified people get into schools just because they're minorities, blah blah WHATEVER.

Then 'omg reverse racism!!1!' was brought up and I decided it was probably wise to back away slowly. Like, disclaimer: you can be against affirmative action and not be a racist tool, yeah? I think. But this conversation had a seriously unpleasant underbelly -- we're a group of like-minded white people (well, all but one), durr hurr, say whatever you waaaaaant, no worries!

Then this one teenager who is Iranian joked that in a college application people from the middle east were grouped under 'Caucasian,' and that wasn't fair, that they should get their own group so that "we can mooch like blacks and other minorities."

Ha... ahaha... hahaha...

D:

idek, you guys. I DON'T EVEN KNOW. What do you think? Pretty dubious, y/n?
cornhobble: (.Adam - pout)
I took [this] emotional intelligence test today.

I got a 78. SEVENTY. EIGHT. D:

It's not surprising, but STILL. SEVENTY EIGHT? THAT'S THE BOTTOM 8% OF THE POPULATION. ~depressing~

My little sister got 141. Apparently this means the test is ~accurate, because she took a professional EQ test a while back and got the same score. This is the same sister who asked someone if she could call her 'Rachel' instead of her real name (Emily), because she thought Emily was hard to remember. LIFE IS SO UNFAIR.
cornhobble: (Default)
D:

GUYS. I don't think I like facebook. :(

Every time I read other people's status updates I make a D: 'BUT I THOUGHT YOU WERE NIIIIICE' face. Like, so far there's been shit-talking about other people and narcissistic proclamations of perceived sexiness and emo music quotes. YEAH, EMO MUSIC QUOTES. WHO DOES THAT?

So, question -- are people just meaner on facebook because they just want to blow off steam or is facebook behavior an actual indicator of someone's ~real personality? I mean, everyone is mean on the internet sometimes, it doesn't mean they're a bad person. But, like, CONSTANT DOUCHEBAG BEHAVIOR IS NOT OKAY.

[Poll #1532480]
cornhobble: (.Glee - Opinion)
So at my little sister's school, everyone calls the math teacher Mrs. Y. It seems kind of ridiculous, because none of the other teachers are referred to by initials and the math teacher's name is pretty easy to pronounce as far as I can tell.

Me: Wait, why not just call her Mrs. [name removed to protect the innocent]?

Sister: Oh, c'mon. It's an Indian name, WHITE BRAIN CANNOT COMPUTE

lmao. Sad but true.
cornhobble: (.Gandalf - DON'T YOU EVEN)
I know this guy irl, and he's not a bad guy, just... seriously irritating. He likes to argue a lot, and see, I actually agree with him most of the time, but he's just so SMUG and ANNOYING about it I find myself arguing the other side, just because.

Right now I'm arguing with him on facebook. >:( Like, I don't even agree with what I'm saying! But SOMEONE has to knock him down a peg or two.

...THIS IS RIDICULOUS
cornhobble: (.Dumbledore - Fabulous!)
Names have been changed to ~protect the innocent~

Friend: Hi, Alice!
Sister: Um, hi! :D
Friend: You don’t remember my name, do you.
Sister: Michelle?
Friend: No, Emily.
Sister: Well, I was close.

[little while later]

Sister: Hey, so can I call you Rachel instead? Because I can never remember the name Emily.
Friend: Sure, okay.
Sister: Hey Rachel, can you pass me my phone?
Friend: Man, this is the highlight of my day.

---

LMAO @ my sister, seriously. She ended up calling Emily 'Rachel' for the rest of the day, no lie.
cornhobble: (.Adam - pout)
So today someone came up to me all cheerful (WARNING SIGN #1) and asked me, "So hey, did you finish doing thing so-and-so?"

Me: ... D:

See, a while ago I promised to do something for this ~particular person -- more of a personal favor than anything -- but then I completely FORGOT about it and didn't do squat.

Now everyone's all "[personal profile] cornhobble, I AM DISAPPOINT!"

GOSH. SOMETIMES I NEED REMINDERS OKAY. :(

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