Speaking of the internet, I kinda felt like talking about the sopa/pipa blackout Wednesday. But I'm also not the most informed on the subject (there are way more intellectual articles and videos you can find discussing the matter) and you guys know I tend to stay away from the annoyances of politics. But I've kept somewhat up to date on these bills for the past few months because I do feel pretty strongly that the internet is a place that should be free and the vague wording of the bills when they first came out was very threatening to tons of sites and new media jobs. And the result of the Blackout was just so interesting to me. The way Google and Wikipedia and tons of others took a stand. Big corporations and individuals alike bringing awareness to people and telling congressmen how they felt. You've got the mix of intelligent protest, emotional appeals, and inevitably a little crazy internet thrashing around, lol. But I'll shut up about the subject now and just leave this link to Google’s result of their petition (which I did sign):
Other than that my week has been pretty uneventful. I've gotten 33 of 36 achievements on Temple Run and I've had fun giving my phone alarms slightly ridiculous titles. Because I don't have the incentive of class to get me out of bed before noon, I usually set multiple alarms so I can be a functioning human being at a reasonable hour. It goes from 'wake up' to 'ok, NOW become conscious' to 'how about now?' to 'ok this is ridiculous, get up!'. Unfortunately, my semi-conscious state tends to ignore these only until it feels is an ok time to wake up.
I went to the library the other day and picked up a few books. Hopefully I'll finish before college takes away most fun reading time. Oh, and I've come across some awesome places we should visit if we ever go on the road trip we're planning (one involves both Florida and zombies!)
Anna Beth: I look forward to the eventual posting of your London adventures.
Rachael: Awesome hit counter, thanks!
Sara: What did you think of The Fault in Our Stars?
Amy: I feel like I haven't seen you in forever! Not since New Years anyway. See you soon though, new roomie :)
Shelby: I'm sorry to hear about your internship :/ I'm sure you'll find something equally as exciting! Oh, and your History of Israel class sounds really interesting, a least the title does anyway.
Sanaa: I think your vlogs are brilliant and it's kinda intimidating for when I eventually do one
Amber: Yule Ball? I'm jealous....
So yeah, I don't know why I just kinda felt like replying to you guys in my blog instead of comments, I just kinda did. Tell me if it annoys you or if I should just be normal and talk in comments.
Ok, I guess I've run out of things to say so I'll leave you with my awesome pick of the week: 3D fish painting
*Update* (only about 5 minutes after posting....ugh timing)
I was just on Picnik to update our locations picture and:
bad news: picnik's closing
very cool news: until it closes in April, all premium features are free! fun will be had, by me at least...
just felt like mentioning it, because I like mentioning things....