the_huffster: (Giles)
So I have made a decision that, once again, is affecting my life.

My school have raised housing by $200 and that is something that I didn't need. Besides paying for my school, my parents are paying for my brother as well- and supporting us seeing as how neither one of us have jobs this semester. I feel guilty enough about my parents paying 50,000 bucks a year for me to go after a dream that even on my best days I'm not sure I'll accomplish.

I have on more year left and then I graduate from the Academy, but I've decided that I won't finish it in SF to save my parents money- 15,000 bucks per semester to be exact. That's 30,000 dollars a year. I'll be taking my remaining classes online, living at home again.

I don't want to leave my friends because they are some of the best people I know, but if anyone knows me then they know that I've never exactly been selfish when it comes to my family. And I don't want to know that I'm the reason my parents are barely getting buy.

After officially deciding this, I told my roommates (and two of my best friends) and this has resulted in Caitlin making a playlist dedicated to me. Although it's sounding a lot more like a funeral playlist, and it's making me even more sad about the fact that I won't be spending my last year with the crazy people that have been there for me for the three best, craziest, stressful, and funniest years of my life. I told them that I'll visit them, and I have every intention of doing that. Not because I feel like I should but because seeing as how I'm leaving a group of people that have become my family away from home behind, they deserve for me to visit and catch up on them to make sure they're still getting up to the crazy shenanagins that we get up to.

But...I have about 4 weeks left with them, so now is not the time to think about next year and be sad. I'll enjoy the "funeral" Caitlin is throwing me.

And on the bright side, my parents said that they'll put the money they're saving into helping me network. Which means I'll be going Splatterfest, Dallas Frightmare, and other horror conventions/film fests. And finally get business cards and a website. Now that that makes for what I'm giving up, but...I need to focus on the silver lining.
the_huffster: (Giles)
I'm real bad with keeping up on this thing, but I like to think it's because I get so busy. So we'll go with that reasoning.

Last time updated was when my aunt was in the hospital around New Year's, well she got better a few days before I flew back to SF and within four weeks she was back in Seattle. So all is good on that front. Yay!

Now on to the current updates:

School Updates )

Spring Break )

Post-School Update )

Work Update )

But other than that, everything is great in my world. I've been going to the gym Monday-Saturday for the last five weeks and have lost five pounds. My school has a heavy bag, so I've been letting my frustrations out on that every day (although I tore a bunch of skin off of my right hand on Tuesday, so no more heavy bag until that heals) and I've been going to yoga on Wednesday nights and that's been helping me let go of my frustrations and anger.

And the greatest thing about hitting the gym like I have been, I've been able to start swimming again! It took me about three weeks (since the last time I swan was two years ago) to get up to swimming a quarter of a mile non-stop, so now my next goal is to be able to swim half a mile non-stop. I'm slowly working up to swimming a mile with no breaks. Yay fitness!
the_huffster: (Giles)
So...I wish this update was filled with good news, although I guess it starts out with good news.

Good news-

My grandma turned 70 this past Sunday and, as a surprise, the whole family flew down on New Year's Eve. And was my grandma surprised when she saw her son, his wife, and his two sons (who haven't been around the family in years), and her daughter walk through our front door when she thought they were all in Seattle. And then she was even more surprised when she realized everyone was here for her birthday.

And then as a super secret gift, my mom had me go around and film on my phone from when my grandparents flew in (which was Christmas) to my grandma's birthday (which was this past Sunday). And then I went and made a little short film that we screened Sunday night- and that I made copies of for everyone on DVD.

Here's the film if you want to see it )
My cousins left late Sunday night and my grandparents left Monday morning. And my uncle and his wife were supposed to leave Tuesday. Key word- supposed.

Bad news-

My aunt had been sick since Thursday, but none of us thought anything of it since she tends to cry wolf for attention. So, to make sure nothing major was happening, my mom took her to a little clinic Monday morning. And that's when shit hit the fan.

What was originally just something my aunt caused herself (long story, so here's the cliffnotes- she takes meds she shouldn't, is depressed, does nothing but nap all day, stays up all night, and eats shit she shouldn't...so she's not in the greatest of health) turned into pneumonia. And then she was hospitalized Monday night.

At 11:30pm Monday night, my mom got a call saying her sister was being transferred to ICU- she had deteriorated at a rapid pace since my mom and her brother had left at 9:00pm.

Tuesday morning, my aunt went into an induced coma and put on a ventilator because she had gone downhill so much overnight and was having trouble breathing on her own. That's when my uncle cancelled his and his wife's flight out.

Turns out, my aunt has H1N1- and it's killed 7 people in Houston since December. And, we were all just informed that because of our contact with my aunt before she was hospitalized we are all infected with H1N1 as well.

So tomorrow (or rather, later today), everyone (excluding my uncle's wife who already got her shot) is getting the flu shot. And we're all now taking 1000mg of vitamin C per day. Which is all fine and dandy but now we're all freaking out because 1- my aunt's condition and the fact that we don't know for sure what's happening and 2- me, my brother, and my uncle all have coughs and I have a sore throat- which are symptoms of H1N1. Now that could be all coincidence but...it's still scary considering.

What a way to bring in 2014, huh?
the_huffster: (Katie McGrath & Anthony Head)
So, as we all know, the holidays are fast approaching. And my parents dropped the biggest surprise on me today. The surprise was so big, they didn't even know it would happen.

My parents went into Petco yesterday to pick up our three dogs after they had been groomed. It was pet adoption day and there was this sweet little pup that kept wanting attention from my parents. So my parents read her thing and found out that she had been abandoned (with 5 other dogs, one of which was her six month old puppy) over Thanksgiving by being thrown over a six foot fence into the backyard of a vet's office.

The dog had been going by Foxy once she was found and yesterday was her first day up for adoption. After petting her and getting to know her, my parents fell in love. But my mom wasn't sure how Kandi would react to another female dog so the adoption lady told her that they could just foster Foxy over the holidays, and if they changed things went well then they could keep her.

So...without talking about it, my parents took in this sweet little 2 year old pup and are now foster parents for the holiday season. Although, my parents have fallen completely in love with her (they changed her name to Lily) and I've fallen in love with her after seeing her over Skype.

I get to come home to four dogs for Christmas, and that's pretty cool.

I only have one picture of her right now, but I plan on taking more once I get home next week.
Read more... )
the_huffster: (11/Amy)
As far as updates go, I haven't done much writing with the exception of SoG. Actually, I haven't done much for any fandom simply because I was focusing on SoG and then SDCC13 happened, and then it was getting things ready for school again.

As far as SDCC13 goes, I got badges for all 4 days! Took awesome pictures, got three BtVS related autographs (and two pictures), AND got to the Bates Motel panel and had to hold back tears- both from sadness at not getting in, and from happiness at being able to get in. I got into the EW panel and was able to see Matt Smith, got into the Teen Wolf panel, got into the Haven panel (front row, got the best pictures ever, and two autographs), did the Bates Motel panel, and ended it all with the Once More, With Feeling sing-along. I bought my brother a stuff animal STD (inside joke with the family), the missing Buffy (and Angel and Faith) graphic novels I needed, and a Skyfall poster (for 1 bucks). I also got a free Evil Dead poster, and a Haven poster. And some other cool things.

Besides SDCC13, the only other exciting thing that happened was my Directing 2 teacher emailed me (I had him as a teacher last semester) to ask if I wanted to write a 5 page script (which equals a 5 minute short film) for the second week of class, since he thinks I have natural talent and other nice things that gave me confidence in my ability to direct. So I've been working on that for the last 5 weeks, and it's fun...but stressful since I feel like I have to live up to some high (and probably not real) expectation. While writing this script I went from a film about someone being stalked by a evil entity in their bedroom, to a mob hitman walking away from a job, to a conartist stealing from a serial killer, to (finally) a guy from a church giving into the temptation to steal and ends up dead.

And, finally, for the last update. My baby brother left for college yesterday. Me and my parents drove 4 hours with him to Corpus Christi to move him into his dorm and left Corpus Friday morning. It's been just over 12 hours and I miss my brother. I knew I would miss him just a little more because he's off at his own college, which means he's growing up, but I didn't think I would miss him this much. We got home and I walked to my room to put my bag away and had to pass his room. I kinda just stopped in his doorway and looked around, and ended up just breaking down crying because I already missed him. It might seem weird since I go to school in San Francisco and didn't see him that much anyways, but...it's just somehow different.
the_huffster: (Season 4)
So I was skyping my folks earlier this evening and it all started off fine, until they asked me what my plans for this evening were. I had plainly said I was planning on staying in for the night while my friends went to a sold out triple feature in Castro. This led to them getting on my case on how I never seem to go out.

Which isn't true. I hand out with my friends after class, play the kinect with them, or just chill in the basement/their rooms with them. It's not our fault that most of the fun places around us require you to be 21+.

When I told my parents this, they told me to get new friends. As if having a different group of friends will solve the fact that I'm 19 in a city where most of the places to go to on a weekend are 21+. And then they went on to say that I needed a job, as if I haven't been trying to get one since I got back from Christmas break.

They claimed they weren't yelling at me, but they were. And I was trying to drop the subject (I was agreeing with them and not saying anything when they stopped talking) but they kept dragging it out.

42 minutes into the call, my mum said she couldn't talk to me anymore and hung up on me. No "goodbye", no "good luck on your job interview tomorrow morning", nothing.

So I proceeded to log out of Skype so they couldn't call me anymore and went for a run in downtown San Francisco at 8:00pm. Not the smartest thing (especially since I just got mugged nearly a week ago), but I always run when I get pissed off. So I ran for an hour and then took a shower for an hour and finally got back on the computer.

I saw I had a text and thought maybe it was from my parents, but it wasn't.

Even though I know that there's really no (affordable and nearby) nightlife for a 19 year old where I am, I still feel like a loser for staying in on a Friday night.

Thanks, Mum and Dad! -eye roll-
the_huffster: (Season 4)
And for that, I apologize. I'm gonna fix that, so prepare for a long update.


First semester at art school )


Christmas break )


Second semester at art school )

Fics and videos )

the_huffster: (Default)
So I made it to San Francisco safely, and I've only been here 4 hours and I already love it!


My school is smack dab in the middle of downtown, right next to Union Square. Not much else to really report about my move so far.



Oh! My mom started watching Merlin with me on the plane, and now she's hooked. She wants to have a Merlin night tonight in the hotel room. It's really surprising cos my mom's not into that kinda show.
the_huffster: (Band Candy)
 So I just realized that it's been a long ass time since I gave a proper update on events in my life. And since I've got time, I've decided to really give out updates (and rants) about events that have happened this summer.

I'll put them all in separate cuts in case you don't want to read about the stuff you have on interest in. With that said, on to my update(s)!

Update: Dad's Heart )



Rant: The Shit I Put Up With From "Friends" (And When Enough Is Enough) )



Update: Film School and Nerves )

Update: BFFL Time and Concert )

the_huffster: (Season 4)
 Sorry about the lack of updates. Things have kinda been....weird.

Read more... )
the_huffster: (Pangs 2)
 You know that really weird pit of self-pity I was in a few hours ago?

Yeah, that's the one. It's gone.

Why? Because of the power of TV- and that sounded lame.

First, I quoted some Scooby Doo with [livejournal.com profile] bobbymcg  as she watched it over at her house.

Then, I ended up watching South Park for an hour. The first episode was the Jersey Shore episode, and I'm a big Jersey Shore fan....so naturally that episode made me laugh. And then this week's South Park episode came on...and I just about died!

THAT WHOLE EPISODE WAS A SUBTLE DOCTOR WHO JOKE!

The little robot thing reminded me of a Dalek as soon as I saw it, and then I was just waiting for a Doctor Who joke or something. And then the Dalek-wanna be said 'Eexterminate!'.

And I died laughing.

Finally, I watched Modern Family.

That show has yet to fail at making me laugh. Seriously, that show is secretly about my family.

Well, the Dunphy's are anyways. Which just makes me, my brother and parents love the show even more.
the_huffster: (Band Candy)
 So my little brother (he's 16) is dating someone who is a ridiculously awesome singer.

For a 16 year old, she rocks. She's one of those people who better get a record deal in the future.

That's how good she is.

Anyways, she was doing this singing competition tonight against other high schoolers in the Houston area.

1st place won 2500 bucks, 2nd place won 1000 bucks and 3rd won 500 bucks.

Out of the 12 people who were in this contest, she made it to the top 3.

Out of the top 3, she made it to the top 2.

She won second place.

Under the cut is mine and my brother's reaction to watching it on Ustream

Read more... )

April 24th

Apr. 24th, 2011 08:43 pm
the_huffster: (Default)
This was gonna be a gif story, but two things happened that prevented that idea.

1- Photobucket deleted majority of my gifs, so I had to go back and get them again (and that happened Friday)

2- I'm still uploading and reorganizing, but photobucket doesn't wanna work with me right now and being slow.

So this is gonna be a regular post.

Remember how sick I've been? Well, I got better Friday morning. So it was gonna be a good birthday.

Now, about my birthday....

IT WAS FUCKING AWESOME!!!

I went to one of my favorite places (Joe's Crab Shack) and ate this 6 layer chocolate cake. It was delicious. The only reason I had cake there was because we were gonna do cake the next day cos my great-grandpa didn't come in until 10 Friday night. So I had cake at Joe's.

Then my favorite part about my birthday came up.

PREZZIES!!!

I got a grand total of 175 bucks from my mom's parents (25 bucks), my dad's mom and step-dad (50 bucks) and my parents (100 bucks). My brother got me a t-shirt from the concert he went to (and one that I wanted to go to), and it was even better cos that's the first gift he has ever bought with his own money. My friend got me the Buffy Season 8 Motion Comics on Blu-Ray, and [livejournal.com profile] bobbymcg got me this bad ass Doctor Who shirt.

Now my parents got me so awesome stuff. First off, they got me a shirt- but not just any shirt, a Buffy shirt (it says, '...and then Buffy staked Edward. The end' and has the outline of two stakes in the background). Second, they got me tickets to the Houston comic con.

On top of all that, I got tweeted happy birthday by 6 celebrities. Which celebrities were crazy enough to tweet me, you ask? Here they are:

-Seth Green
-Clare Grant (Seth Green's wife)
-Amber Benson
-Clare Kramer (Glory from Buffy season 5)
-David Boreanaz

But, that's only four celebrities. What about the fifth one? (That's you thinking, by the way)

Well Celebrity Number 5 was the icing on the cake for my birthday.

I got a happy birthday tweet from none other than the man himself:

Sexy Beast

Giles

Uther

King Giles

Anthony Head

-insert geekgasm-

So my birthday rocked.

Yesterday, I went to Galveston with my parents and great-grandpa for a few hours. We ate at this nice sea food restaurant and I had some awesome shrimp for lunch. For dinner we went to this great place called The Potatoe Patch with my mom's parents- I had this great  bacon burger and awesome white chocolate chip muffins.

Now....the Doctor Who premiere.

Words cannot describe how PERFECT it was! I mean, my mind is still blown and I'm demanding that it be next Saturday RIGHT NOW.

The first episode of this season was just....

WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE!

I cried. I yelled at the TV. I laughed. I giggled. I even awwww'd.

Basically, my emotions were taken on a roller coaster. As was my mind.

I still don't like River or Rory.

I still ship Eleven and Amy. Hardcore.

The only thing new about me and this fandom is that I now ship River and Rory.

Don't ask cos I can't even begin to explain where that ship came from. All I know, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] bobbymcg is that I'm not alone in shipping them.

Now on to how my Easter went.

It was the same as any other day, with the exception of this nice little basket full of chocolatey goodness (that's right, I'm 19 and I still get an easter basket) and a big dinner.

My neighbor ended up having dinner with us (which gave us a full house of me, my brother, my parents, my mom's parents, my great-grandpa and my neighbor). And I love my neighbor, she's like family.

She even told my great-grandpa tonight that my parents were like her own kids- so my brother asked if that made me and him her grandkids.

We laughed in merriment.

Then after dinner we had my birthday cake.

Actually, the cake came after 2 hours of telling stories.

So all in all, this weekend has been a good weekend.

Except for the whole gif drama photobucket has put me through.

So I should be updating my fics tonight. As well as finishing up a video and most likely starting another one.

And, question....should I change my mood icon things?

If i do, I'm thinking either making a Buffy/Giles set or a Uther/Morgana set.

Or should I go with a pre-made Merlin or Doctor Who set?

Or make a Repo! set?

Or do I keep my Giles set?

What should I do?

March 27th

Mar. 27th, 2011 06:41 pm
the_huffster: (RHPS)
Another update in the life of this geek, but not a gif story...

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