Saturday, August 29, 2009

Usually I post funny/entertaining/conceptual posts, but this one was just me expressing... stuff. Take it in.

Ever get to that point where a song literally makes you lose control? Where that infectious beat matches the pulse of your blood and you HAVE to scream out the words at the best parts??? Or better yet, if there are no words, you just start drumming or air-guitaring out of nowhere regardless of who's watching?

I wasn't really going anywhere with that, but I wanted to see if any readers have felt the music tearing at their soul too. But today I was thinking about what I said in a post a while back about the partial cause of wars, genocide, and racism. I said that it was lack of being considerate about other people, but now I see that wasn't quite it. I'm pretty sure that it's the lack of seeing the life-force inside each person that makes all us humans equal. It's our spirit inside that all humans have in common and it's what we do with this that sets us apart from other people. So being blinded to the spirit in every person combined with a certain mob mentality (you know, maybe a brainwash in Hitler's case or a common goal like recapturing the Holy Land), people will kill/demean/harm other people.

The notable thing is that I see a mob mentality in other situations too, where people think it's okay to do something as long as other people are doing it too. THE recurring example of that is a fashion trend: maybe Ed Hardy right now, a scarf tied around the neck a certain way. When you see your best friend has 200+ friends on Facebook, you'll friend anyone you get a request from, even though you don't know them. And around the lunch table the conversation turns to a common topic like race, or religion and I'm not even saying that's bad cuz it's offensive, but no one seems to think about the other person's thoughts or if they think it's offensive to bring up the topic in the first place. So I think, "It's probably just human nature for this mob mentality thing to happen." And that's why I'm so passionate about starting something, you know, trail blazing. Also going my own way by starting something new. So it's individuality that's hopefully going somewhere, and I don't care if it catches on as a trend or not. Hey!, this leads to today's FATAT:

  • Start/find/recreate something you can dedicate yourself to. It can be a club, a physical project, a band, a Youtube vid, a hobby, or if you're REALLY enthusiastic, a fetish. Something that you're passionate about--make it happen. You can stick to it and add to it over the years, set a goal and take it somewhere. Listen, you might not know where it'll fit in your life 20 years from now, but I'm sure you'll find a place for it. And don't worry: If you're really passionate about it, you won't forget. Who knows where it could take you?

Tonight I decided to go with kind the self-expression blogging where you vent; I hope you don't mind the change of pace. ;)

~(Yours truly,) Nerdette Ari

P.S. I learned some of these concepts by being introduced to (and by that I just mean listening to a recording of) this guy named Eckhart Tolle. Please google him if you're interested.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Our First Encounter

Well, we were at the outlets after Splish Splash the other day, and we had our first encounter with a chinese lady! That spoke chinese with us!! And she was like "do you know where Adias is?" And we were like we have no idea let's get Ariane's mother. But we said it IN CHINESE!! Mwahahaha!!!! I'm so proud of ourselves. And Ariane did her happy dance :P

~Nerdettes BWiNDA!!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Um... Untitled?

This is coming to you at 12:59 A.M. on Saturday the 16th of August... Woohoo!!! It's tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So yesterday, being the last day (graduation), had me sort of bummed subconsciously most of the day because I know I'll miss spending time with the AWESOME people from the 6-week Chinese program. I realize it was such a great experience that I just didn't want it to end.

...Of course now I can catch up with the rest of my life, go on the computer for extended periods of time, and get to sleep at a decent hour (like I am right now :P). The story behind that is that I was Nerdfighting and watching Youtube vids all night, and I really wanted to get this post up before bed... AND HERE IT IS!!!


Blinda and I (plus a couple insignificant relatives of mine :P) were walking down the street and I saw the To
kidoki logo and lo and behold: They had a Tokidoki store!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But that was only an Awesome Level Rating of 3! XD When we walked inside, it was so much more amazing than I would've ever guessed; there were
skateboard designs, adorable shoes, such cute tees, and the new designs blew my mind. That's like an Awesome Level Rating of 11. So I've only seen the stuff online before and my mom said, "Life's short. Why don't you get a t-shirt?" and O-M-effing-G, I am showing a pic of the one I got.

If you wanna look at some of this guy's (A.K.A. Simone Legno's) other fabulous stuff, either click on the image or click here. There were 2 things in that store that I liked immensely, and this "Women's Ninja Dog" design is one of the best, I swear. ;) I'll put the other design up for the heck of it.

In other news,
well, there isn't actually much left to say, so just check out the new poll right underneath Ousmane. Thank you, and have a nice day. (I know. WTF was that?!?!)

How about: ROCK ON! IT'S SATURDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

~Nerdette Ari ^_^

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Belinda's posting for once in her life!!!

I'm here in the Apple store on this MacBook Pro posting!! And i haven't been posting for a while, so i guess I will now. And SOMEONE'S playing Cooking Mama next to me :p

Saturday, August 8, 2009


This is nerdy and melodramatic, I know, but THERE HASN'T BEEN A POST IN LIKE 3+ WEEKS!!!!!!!!!!! So yeah, that's the reason for the post title; that Chinese program's been keeping me sooooooo busy that I've had even less of a life than usual. :'-( But it's been the best experience thus far and I can't wait for our graduation!!! *Squee!* I'll give you a sample of what I've learned so far:
我喜欢吃包子! 小鳮,大心。
I like to eat steamed buns! Little chicken, big heart.

It's fun, but I have even less free time than usual to spend with friends, or get on the internet (aside from Gaia Online, my addiction XD). Oh god, 5 weeks of summer just passed me by and I didn't even know any better. @_@ <--Dizzy smiley

I could lecture you or write a book review or some-odd other such seriously nerdy thing, but instead, Ima rap you some nerd freestyle, son.

Ok, ok, I'm just kidding!!! XD But you should've seen the look on your face!!!!!!! ;) What I'm actually gonna do is post one of my comments on a vlogbrothers video.
Yea, 1 up baby. XD It's amazing that the Vlogbrothers 2.0 Project inspired the birth of a new community (Nerdfighters!), the war against WorldSuck, and the writing of the brilliance that is Paper Towns. Btw, was it this video that inspired Radar's Omnictionary editing fetish?


~Nerdette Ari

Click here to see the vid I commented on (opens in a new window)!!! This video is essential to the Nerdfighter community's system of beliefs, so you'll really feel the love once you watch all 400 of their other videos. :P

That's all 4 now folks, I decided to keep it short and sweet this time; well, at least as short as it gets when this blogger nerd decides to get out of bed and onto the computer on Saturday!!! TTFN,

~Nerdette Ari <3 (愛)

P.S. I believe my new punctuation fave is the semi-colon.

P.P.S. I wonder how hard it would be to find a post of mine WITHOUT a "P.S." at the end...