Sunday, March 10, 2013

No more phones

I hate talking on the phone more than most people. Just the idea of making a phone call makes me physically ill. I hate everything about it. I hate the way my voice gets all funny when I use the phone. I hate weird silences. I hate calling family members to thank them for gifts. It’s so awkward and no one seems to understand me.

Sometimes when I know that I have to make a phone call I will think of the entire conversation in my head beforehand and think about how awkward it’s going to be. I’ll think about it so much that it makes having to make the call one hundred times more terrible. Sometimes I’ll even prepare everything that I am going to say on the phone on notecards. It’s so ridiculous. I know other people have problems like this too, but it doesn’t make me feel any better that I have to suffer from it as well.

The only way I can get over it is when I type the phone number in and press call without thinking about it. The phone call still sucks, but it’s all the thinking about it before hand that is really the worst.

I am waiting for the day that telephones become obsolete to texting. They should remove the speaker and the the mic from all phones and make them completely text based. That’s the kind of world that I would want to live in. If I was the leader of the world I would make all phones illegal. Only texting and emails would be allowed. How much better would life be if that was really implemented? I’m getting dreamy eyed just thinking about it.  

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Wishlist obsessed

I think I have an addiction to wish lists. I guess it could be worse, and I could be spending my money buying tons and tons of things. Instead I shop by going through stores that I love and adding all of my favorite things to wish lists. Is this normal behavior? It feels a little weird to me.

Sometimes I go onto different websites and I make accounts just so I can start making wish lists. I wonder if there is a universal wish list site. That would make my life a lot easier. There probably is. I should look that up later.  

The worst thing about this addiction is though, is that by the time I am ready to buy something, I’ll go through my wish list to pick something and see that most of the things I really wanted are already out of stock. It’s very sad.

These are the pathetic things that worry me in life. A sad addiction to coffee and wish lists. I am the very definition of first world problems.

Now if you don’t mind, I am going to go and make myself a nice hot cup of coffee and then I am going to spend three hours on urban outfitters saving shoes to my list. 

I want to be alone

I’m an introvert. I love to be at home as much as possible, but unfortunately I live in a house where there are people home all the time. It’s starting to drive me insane.

I do my best work when I am home alone and it’s really quiet. Unfortunately for me, lately there has always been someone in the house in the day time, and I find my productivity becoming even worse than usual because there is constant loudness of a television, or someone talking on the phone.

I think it might be time to get myself a new laptop so that I can leave the house and work. Even though I will be surrounded by people, I will still in a sense be alone since I won’t know who anyone is. The laptop that I use now is such a pain in the butt because it doesn’t work unless it is plugged in. So it’s essentially just  a tiny desktop computer since I can’t bring it anywhere.

Anyway back to my loud house. I hate the sounds of various televisions all over the place. I love watching tv as much as the next person, but do they have to be on all the time? I only ever turn my tv on if I want to watch an episode of a show I love, or if I am going to watch a movie. I don’t see why it needs to be on all day blaring even when I am not using it. But other people in my house do not feel the same way and it is starting to make me insane.  

Friday, March 8, 2013

Getting into baking

I’ve recently discovered that I love to bake. For the longest time I avoided baking because I thought it would be too much effort. I also had a bad experience where I tried to bake a really complex cake recipe and it took me about six hours before the entire thing was done. It did taste really delicious, but that’s six freaking hours of just sitting around baking, which is way too much time.

Then I found the itch to bake again when I found a really simple cookie recipe. The cookies were quick to make, and they were delicious. Ever since then I have been going around the internet collecting massive amounts of recipes so that I could put my new baking bug to the test.

I borrowed a hand mixer from my mom which makes baking a lot easier, but I was thinking that if this is something that I am going to be doing regularly then maybe I should buy myself a stand mixer. They are so pretty, and they can be used for a lot of things besides just baking. They’re pretty expensive, but I’ve heard that they last for a really long time. I was looking at stand mixer reviews here and I definitely think I might be convinced that I should get one now.

Whatever I do, I know that baking is most certainly something that I am going to continue to explore and enjoy. Plus aside from it being fun, it’s way cool to have delicious snacks around the house now. 

Netflix Instant is terrible

What is the deal with the horrible selection of movies for Netflix instant? I can’t believe I am paying for a service that only has the worst movies that were eve released. Netflix has a pretty great selection of television shows, there are a lot of shows that I have never watched before that I want to see, but when I am in the mood for a good movie, I check on Netflix and it’s not there. I’m not just talking about recent movies. There are tons of older movies that I want to watch that are no where to be found in their library.

Even though the selection of television shows are great, they are terrible at updating them. It’s about two years after a season ends before it even goes up on Netflix. I know that it is difficult to acquire the rights to things, but at the same time I am wondering what the purpose of having this service is if it’s so terrible and I get frustrated every time I look at the selection.

I love watching horror movies and the selection of horror movies is probably the worst thing about the entire service. It’s honestly just a bunch of stuff that they collected from the syfy channel, and that is not a compliment. It’s all the kind of movies that even I could have been cast in. No plot. Bad acting. Just horrible all around. I am waiting for the day when Netflix will finally transform into a service worth having.