Thursday, March 21, 2013

Friends. Or something.


Basically, I have a couple friends who decided I was offending them by not blogging about them. So, meet Tosha. Tosha is a vegan, this is his most prominent trait. Here, you see Tosha conducting an experiment, isn't he just so science-like? So. Much. Science. 









This is Chis, he's narcissistic and never seems to shut up
Here are all of us sitting. We are in a car. Sitting.

FRRIIIIEEENNNNDDDSSSSSSS. <3

Friday, January 11, 2013

Winter Break Already?!

Don't worry, I'll keep this post nice and short...
I actually just got off winter break a couple days ago! Was it productive and full of socializing, friends, and memories to last me for a lifetime? Probably not. If you consider sitting at home playing video games and not leaving the house for days productive, then I suppose it was pretty grand. However, it wasn't too shabby. Although I spent a majority of my time sleeping through the day, I really feel as if winter break this year gave me exactly what  I needed-- a break. Having leisure time, and not having to worry about my plans for the day was what I wanted most, and that was what I got.  Am I excited to be back in school? Eh. More or less!

-Terra Dactyl

Friday, December 7, 2012

Getting Over A Break Up Terra's Way

I started this blog post a while ago. I didn't quite know where to go with it. Looking back on it now, I don't think I was actually really over my break up yet. However, after storing the drafts in the deepest, darkest parts of my blog, I think I'm ready to finish it (and actually know what I'm talking about).

I know I'm young and naive. I know I'm not a professional when it comes to love. I know this. However, recently I went through a bit of a nasty break up with my boyfriend of a couple months. And let me just tell you, it definitely sucked. I'm not a dating kind of person, I like being attached to people, yes, but I think labels are ridiculous. Being exclusive to one person knowing that your relationship isn't going to last forever is just walking into a bear trap. Sure, you're happy, maybe they're happy, next thing you know, you're lying on the floor trying to figure out what you should do next to keep your mind off of them. I'm just going to throw this out there- I cared about this kid a lot. So it came as no surprise to me that I was super sad when I had to say, "Yo, this isn't working." In order to keep my mind off of everything that had happened, I began baking; when baking stopped working, I would clean something; and once I had cleaned everything, I would go find something else to do. In 24 hours, I did more than I would typically do in a week. I had to stop and really ask myself if what I was doing was really helping me overcome the situation, or just pushing it away to deal with later. I put away my flour, set down my guitar, and tried actually getting over this boy. I decided I would put it all into a compiled list.

  1. Eat.
    I don't care if you're trying to watch your figure. Eating delicious food will help keep your mind off of the awfulness you've just been through. Eat what ever you like, whether you want ice cream, or chocolate, or lasagna, it doesn't matter. Indulge yourself with the most delicious thing you can.
  2. Feel beautiful.
    If you feel your best in sweats and a tank top, by all means, wear them. If you think your hair looks gorgeous straightened, go straighten your hair. Remember, your body is your temple, and there is nothing wrong with decorating it. If you feel gross, or ugly, you won't be happy. Make yourself feel gorgeous. It doesn't even matter if you're going out or not, you can just look in the mirror and tell yourself, "Girl. You look supa' fine." If you feel confident and beautiful, you're ready to take on the world.
  3. Do what makes YOU happy.
    See, baking can be fun for some people, but I'm not a fan. The reason I began baking was the concentration it required, measuring, adding correct ingredients, finding everything, if I was busy doing that, I couldn't think about my ex boyfriend. I realized later on that I should do something that makes me happy, not something to just distract me. If you like video games, like me, go play them. If you like flying kites, go fly one. Just do what makes you happy!
  4. DTMF.
    If you aren't quite sure what that means, look it up. You need to look at it like this: you and him are over. It's time to move on. Right now, you may want him back, you may want him to love you again, but that doesn't mean it'll help in the long run. After I began this post, we ended up getting back together, two times, I think. Each time ended pretty much the same, break up, feel sad, start talking, back to the "I love you" thing. Eventually, we got in a fight that lead me to realize he wasn't that good for me. So I deleted his number, I blocked him on Facebook, and got rid of all means of communications between us. When someone asked, "hey, I heard you and ____ were fighting, what happened?" I would ignore it. Bringing up the subject did nothing to help me get over him. For nearly two months, we hadn't said a single word to one another, and three since we had seen each other. It helped so much. When, or if, you find yourself talking to them again, you may realize they weren't as great as you once thought-which is AWESOME. 
Hopefully these few tips help when you find yourself saddened by a heart break. And remember, there are always more fish in the sea.
-Terra Dactyl 

Friday, November 16, 2012

15 Things I Plan On Doing But Most Likely Will Not This Break

1. Start working out again
2. Catch up on my 80 miles of biology homework
3. Record music
4. Hang out with someone (aside from my cats)
5. Clean my room
6. Spend hardly any time on Facebook
7. Work on my writing
8. Make some videos
9. Do all my laundry
10. Make some money
11. Plan out my education
12. Discover a new band and listen to them all the time, forever
13. Fall in love
14. Start a bongo band
14.5 Get bongos
15. Practice my Chinese and/or French

-Terra Dactyl

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Things I Dislike About Tumblr

I know I've mentioned Tumblr in posts before, but I finally decided to actually write about it! Don't get me wrong, I love Tumblr, I could spend an hour looking through the "cats" tag. However, there are a couple of things I'm not too fond of...

1. The people of Tumblr
Here I am, scrolling through my Facebook page, when I see "Tumblr: Blank Blank and X-amount of other people are talking about it". Typically, this only occurs when A: The layout of the website has changed, or B: it's temporarily unavailable.Not that having fans is a bad thing, it's just, how they are. "Tumblr is my life." "I love Tumblr." "Tumblr." "Tumblr."  It's as if they're all addicted, and they make it clear, too. Not to mention, people who use this site consider themselves a bit more worthy than those who do not. In fact, people without a blog are called "peasants".

2. Tumblr is "blogging"
A common Tumblr picture
So, I'm probably going to get a lot of crap for this, but if you ask me, TUMBLR IS NOT BLOGGING. To me, a blog is full of original content, it should express your own thoughts, and mainly, it should be creative. Tumblr, however, is just a bunch of pictures of girls with colored hair, cats, food, and song lyrics/quotes. When I see a friend has shared a link to their 'blog', I will check it out, I'm a nice guy like that. From what I have seen, 75% of all these blogs are the same. It gets so bbbooorriiinnnggg. Really, how are you expressing yourself by clicking a little button that says "reblog"? You aren't. Sure, Tumblr is full of great content and funny cat GIFs, but it's all the same.

3. "I am so deep because..."
This is one of the most annoying things about the site. You log on, there's a picture, it's written on a paint chip. "I miss you," it reads. Wow. That was super deep. Oh, look, here's a blurry picture of some girl's legs in black and white, "Imperfection is beauty." This is really, really getting to my feelings. "I'm lonely" written on a crumpled up napkin. See, no matter what, people post things with the message, "I am deep." It really bothers me for some odd reason. Really, because you write something uncreative on your pants doesn't mean you are so very insightful and all knowing. It annoys me SO much!

Okay, I'm done ranting. I just needed to express this.
Have a nice evening.

-Terra Dactyl

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pixie.



What makes me smile most? I suppose there's one thing that makes my life 10x better: my sister. Although she drives me up the wall, and often times makes me upset, I still love this girl more than life itself. When I was younger, everyone told me, "Watch. One day you two will be the best of friends," and for the longest time, I argued. I had a hard time accepting that I would get along with this... creature. She was the biggest pain in my behind, and made me angrier than a bee who had their honey taken away, but as time grew on, I found out what they really meant. Sisters are mean, yes, and they get on your nerves, sure, but there is a connection there that others will never understand. Whether it's laughing until it hurts, or hurting because we're punching one another, whenever I'm with Pixie, everything just seems better. I know I can trust her, and I can really be me- and I mean really. Often times, I wonder what life would be like without her, and it saddens me. She means too much to me to even think that way. I remember once, when we were talking about my intents to graduate in the next two years, and how we both almost broke down crying at the thought of no longer seeing each other everyday. Okay... I'm going to stop now before this gets all mushy, and terrible. Anyway. I just love my little sister.
-Terra Dactyl