Storytime: Facebook Snafu

Aloha humans! I discovered something interesting about the Facebook sms notification system.

I signed up for Facebook for the sole purpose of getting extra in-game currency in apps I like. Only reason. It decided to send me notifications of text (sms notifications) and told me that I could reply “stop” to stop receiving notifications.

So I did.

But I keep getting them. Every time it sends a text, I reply stop. Today, I kinda lost my temper. I sent:

“Stop”

“Stop forever”

“I  don’t give a s***” (uncensored at the time)

Later, I was on the phone with Lyn, the only person I friended on Facebook. She asked what was up with some weird posts. I was confused so she sent me a screen shot. It was my second two texts. For some reason, if you reply with anything other than “stop” Facebook posts it.

Good thing I don’t use that account seriously.

Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie

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Storytime(?): New Art Project

Aloha human! I recently got a new assignment that may be interesting to some of you.

So, in my ceramics class, my teacher has drawing and painting assignments we work on when clay is drying or firing. Today, we were told to draw a superhero/villain in our sketchbook, then to scale up our practice sketch onto a larger paper to paint or color.

Guess who I chose?

That’s right! Of course, only if you said the semi-aquatic egg-laying mammal of action I think you did. Yeah, I chose Perry the Platypus. But this time it wasn’t just out of my platypus obsession! It was also out of laziness.

See, sometimes I use that class’s sketchbook to do fun drawings of whatever I want; since we use them so rarely, my prof. is fine with it. She says it’s good practice. About a month before this assignment, I drew Perry in my sketchbook and outlined it in pen (I used colored pens to match the color of the source material). I liked the way it came out, so when we got this assignment I got my teacher’s permission to use that sketch as my practice and go ahead and start on the big paper.

Two of my classmates also finished their practice sketches and started their final copies. A boy across the room did a sketch of the Joker from Batman the Animated Series and the girl next to me did Starfire (from the comics, not either Teen Titans show). Both were more detailed then mine, but they still finished so quickly I couldn’t help but be impressed.

Anyway, that’s as far as we’ve gotten. I guess I can talk about this more when I’m finished. I may even post a picture of the final project.

Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie

Storytime (In Progress?): Grump Quest

Aloha humans!

I, way back a while ago, mentioned Grump Quest. What is Grump Quest? Well, it is a quest, related to Game Grumps.

Specifically, it’s a quest to watch every Game Grumps (with Dan because, bring on the hate internet, I don’t find Jon that entertaining) series, in order, then read the TV Tropes Funny page on that series.

It started as me trying to read the Game Grumps TV Tropes and realizing I didn’t understand most of the jokes. I decided the thing to do was to watch the first series on the list so I could understand why they were funny.

It did not disappoint!

This led me to decide that if the first series was worth the time, maybe the other early series were too. So, I set up Grump Quest. Anyone with too much time on their hands is welcome to participate. The rules are simple:

  1. You must start with either the first series with Dan (Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out) or the first series overall (Kirby Super Star)
  2. You must complete every series you start without skipping any episodes
  3. You must watch the series in order of appearance on the TV Tropes Game Grumps Funny Page (Coincidentally, the order of release), without skipping any
  4. You are welcome to pause the quest at any point, but make sure to write down the last series you completed, or you’ll have to start over.

The great thing about this challenge is if you don’t like Game Grumps, it works with any long-running YouTube channel. I hope those of you who have nothing to do right nowcan enjoy the challenge of Grump Quest.

And let me know how far you get!

Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie

Storytime: Pokemon

Aloha humans! So, as you probably know, with the purchase of my new phone, I made sure to get Pokemon Go. I live in a fairly small town with a lot of churches. Just the kind of place this game is awesome for. Pretty much everything is withing walking distance of my house.

I’ve been playing it in bursts between classes and on buses and junk, but today I finally had my first real outing.

So my town has three gyms, a church, a Masonic lodge, and a war memorial. My sister and I went out with a plan to hit the church gym, then head home. We did not do that.

So the church and lodge were both Mystic gyms. Liz and I are Instinct. We walked to the church and I challenged it while Liz tried to catch a stubborn nearby pokemon. I beat the Xatu guarding the gym and left my Venonat in its place. Lizzie left her Eevee.

Then, I wanted to hit the library pokestop, which is right next door to the Masonic lodge, so Liz and I walked there and then decided we may as well hit the lodge while we were there. I got a 10 km egg from the library!

We faced the Masonic lodge gym at the same time. It housed a Chinchou and a Vaporeon. I used Bellsprout and Liz used Chikorita. We crushed them with out Grass-type might despite the fact that they had a much higher CP than both of our pokemon.

I left another Venonat and Lizzie left a Staryu.

On the walk home, a 2 km egg I had hatched into a Remoraid. All in all, it was a good first outing. Oh! And we got to hit the library stop a second time.

That about sums everything up! Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie

Storytime: The Bird

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAloha humans! In case you can’t tell, I’m a bit freaked out.

Let’s back up.

I’m at my Mom’s house, which means the characters are Mom, Mimi, Blue, and me. I have a morning routine where I get up at 5, get ready, then sleep until 6:15, when I wake up anyone who needs waking up, today, Blue and Mom, then go downstairs and chill until I have to go to class.

This morning, I got up, got ready, and I walked through the kitchen and to the bathroom. I brushed my hair and teeth, then turned to go back to bed when I hear a really loud rustling sound. I look up and there is a shadow freaking out against the ceiling and run upstairs.

So, still freaking out, I wake up Mom and Mimi. Mom wants nothing to do with it (we actually had a few moments of considering if it was a bird or bat or just a really huge moth. We narrowed it down to the first two, leading to Schrodinger’s bird-bat), Mimi is ready to take care of business. I go with Mimi to help, but the moment we get to the bottom of the stairs we see a fricking mockingbird sitting there on the entryway to the kitchen. I moved back up the stairs to freak out a bit.

But then, oh then, this stupid bird flies up the stairs too! It looked like the thing was flying right at me. I noped out and ran into Mom’s room and shut the door. In my panic, I forgot all about Blue, on his bed, right outside, with the bird! Mom will never let me live that down. We got Blue into the room and waited.

Unlike the rest of us, Mimi was not irrationally scared of the bird. She was just annoyed.

Through the door we hear a crinkling of plastic and the flapping of wings, then quiet, then the front door opening!

Mom: “Did she just catch it in a plastic bag?”

Me: “Surely it’d be louder if she did. Right?”

Front door opens and closes again and Mimi comes upstairs, and tells us it’s gone.

Mom: “How’d you do it?”

Mimi: “I caught it in a plastic bag”

Me (starstruck): “That is so bad***!”

So, that’s how my Mimi, the toughest person in our house, caught a bird while Mom and I panicked in Mom’s room.

Seriously though, I was freaking the heck out. Laughter and tears and an inability to sit still. It was crazy.

Anyway, that’s the story. Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie

Storytime: Phone

Aloha humans! I may or may not have mentioned previously that I have no phone. At all.

Or rather, I had no phone at all, because over the weekend I gots me a phone! Yep, here’s what happened.

I walked in with a mission: find a smartphone under $150 with a button. Apple was a bit (read: a lot) out of my price range.

So, after failing to find anything in my area’s big convenience store, I went to the AT&T store. Now would be a good time to mention that Liz and Mimi were there too (Liz needed a phone, Mimi needed to change her plan).

When we first walk in, we wait a long time, then we are helped by a girl I’ll call Marie. Marie didn’t seem to want us there. She wasn’t very helpful and all she did was tell us what we couldn’t do.

We left and went to lunch.

We come back and are helped by Steve. Steve was great. He was social and helpful. He helped us set up our phones and plans and all that. Also, I may or may not have previouslyy mentioned that I have taken up saying various words and phrases in a wide variety of different languages. Not intentionally, it just sort of, happened. Anyway one of the things is saying thank you in German (danke). I forgot about that and said danke to Steve and he turns around and says

“Sprichst du Deutsch?”

What shocked me most was that I knew what that meant. What shocked me second most was that he not only knew what I meant, but he responded in German. I responded in English

“Just a little”

And then we left. With phones. I got a Samsung Galaxy Express Prime 2.

I also got Pokemon Go. More on that at a later date.

Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie

 

Storytime: ~Weird Dreams~

Aloha humans! So, the other night I had a really weird dream. I can’t remember all the details, but I’ll list off the stuff I do remember.

  • It took place in a ridiculously tall building
  • the first two floors were for games
    • one arcade, one casino
  • the next hundred or so were a hotel
  • I have no idea about anything above floor 72
  • I was staying in a room on floor 72
    • room 50?
    • there were three or four other people staying there
      • I do not know these people in real life
  • There was an Orbeez claw machine
    • I was very good at it
    • For some reason another girl really wanted orbeez
  • When I was playing the claw machine I scooped up a lot of water too
  • I asked this little guy who was with me to get something to drain the water
  • We apparently offended someone?
  • Chase scene across several floors
  • Stupid elevator
    • there were 275 floors, but the elevator buttons only went up to nine
    • I have no idea why
    • there was one elevator that went up to 275, but good luck finding it
  • Some weird stuff I can only vaguely remember

And that’s about it. I have no idea why or what it means, but this is the dream I had.

Now last night! I had a weird dream then too. I could make it it’s own post, but that would be awfully repetitive of me, so I’ll put it here.

There was a panther and a python and they were friends. Apparently the python, who’s name was Al for some reason, was always having to protect the panther, who was a girl, and he was sick of it. So, she was in trouble, he was nowhere to be found, and for some reason she looked like a bunch of snakes in the fight. This may or may not have had something to do with my phobia of snakes.

Okay so the panther wins the fight, but now for some reason she’s split into two house cats. One larger one and one smaller one, but both within average house cat size range. So now here are me and my sibs, but we’re all younger. Bro, was about 17 which puts Liz at 14, me 13, and Blue 10-11. I think he was 11. Anyway, there is a bag of candy on the counter. This is important. So I try to kick out the panther turned pair of cats.

I open the door, point to the larger cat, and then point out the door. For some reason this works, but when I got to close the door, the cat jumps ridiculously high and hooks onto the top of the door. This repeats a few times before I give up and let the cats stay.

Then my sibs and I argue over whether to tell our mother now, or later. We cleverly use the Now and Later candy to illustrate the argument. I say we should tell her right away, but everyone else says we should wait. This is not the first time we’ve had this argument, apparently.

I woke up before we could make a decision, but I bet I lost.

That’s all!

Thanks for reading humans, love ya all! Byeeeeee!

-Lorie