Specifically are there any off the beaten path things that you guys find awesome? Any general hints or tricks for traveling.
Same with France. Home of the Illustrious MoMaN.
^ If you have not seen that you are deprived. Even more deprived than me. (Alright, that was horrible)
Aside. Spotify is good. Hell yeah. Thanks to Wihl on #teamliquid IRC for the key :DD
I got my AP scores a week late. They arrived mangled. I was so fearful and stuff, but they showed up in my mail today. Damn you USPS.
I got all 5s. I was really surprised. Didn't expect it in calc or chem. 4 fives. Hell yeah.
This envelope survived world war III, USPS Edition.
Third aside: how long do the esports shirts take to ship in the USA? I'd like one before we leave for our trip, but that's only in seven days
Second. I'm just disillusioned with most things. Just generally disillusioned. I think that a lot of it is irrational, and my mental state has carried over from all of the medical stuff, and my mom's constant verbal jabs/attacks/abuse/whatever they should be called.
Here are some things that are bothering me.
1) My dad works for the state of California. For Caltrans (dept of transportation). He is fairly libertarian. Except for on substance (abuse?) things. but he irrationally hates mass transit. Sure, we live in a fairly spread out area. I tried to take the bus to a local store today, but buses only ran every hour, and I'd need to transfer. It was way faster to ride my bike 6 miles both ways :/
But in any case he hates mass transit (I think the high speed rail thing for CA just costs too damn much but w/e) So we're going to britain and outside of london he just wants to rent a car. Was trying to look for alternatives and he got pissed.
I've never really used mass transit, but it seems amazing >.>
2) Not having a drivers license. I've had the permit for a year and a half, and drive all the time, but I sitll can't have a license :/ Frustrating, considering all the hooligans that have a license. I drive more conservatively than the entire lot, but I can't drive :/
3) Never have been to a legitimate party. Sure, its not a huge deal and I'll have a chance hwne in college, but my parents demand to talk to the parents of anyones house I go to. And if they don't seem responsible or wont be there I cant go. And then my mom attacks me for not going ,but she wont let me go because there could be alcohol, or pot or whatever. And even going to parties without that go past 10pm she refuses to let me go.
4) Xenophobia in the home. My mom especially is xenophobic. Always making snide comments about mexicans. And shes won't buy anything made in an asian country or mexico because it's obviously contaminated. (food items) And there shouldn't be a second language in the home and Chinese shouldn't be taught.
5) Stupid america. I live in the suburbs and nothing happens. I'm upper middle class, I do well in school, I stay at home, I live a boring life. I never drink (more on this later) I can't go anywhere because its all roads, you have to be pushy to get your way, dumbshits walk around thinking they are so cool, and nobody appreciates dressing up. (totally unimportant...)
6) Nobody leaves the country and experiences the outside. If thye do they just play sightseer and don't see what the locals see. Which creates warped perceptions/
7) Money: My parents have very strange priorities when it comes to money. I save money like a crazed person. But my mom won't work, then complains about money. The worst thing is she spends money for hte family then makes me feel like shit that we are. Especially when she says I need things I don't. And then brings it up "well, we got this for you, but it's expensive..."
8) Alcohol. Pretty stupid. I've never really had any substantive amount to drink. I have a feeling it doesn't matter at all. If you look at Europe basically it's left alone, and I have no european friends that go out and binge drink or anything. But in stupid america we limit it so much that everybody (not really) drinks, on weekends, at parties and gets wasted. But I don't know what alcohol is like, so I'd like to try it. But wait, it's illegal. And my parents keep on saying it would be the end of the world if I did. We make it such a big deal in america...
They are the type of people that go through a bottle of wine a year. Both my parents have non alcoholic beer. They gave me a huge lecture about hbow I could order alcohol with a meal in Scotland but if I did I'd be in so much trouble blahblahblah. And then regressed with well you don't have any freedom anyways, so that shouldn't be a problem.
9) Culture Boredom: I"m just so damn bored. What should I do. i'm one of a zillion fairly privileged white guys (and asians too lol) in a boring city. Then I go to Europe and hit all the tourist stuff, never seeing what's really there. I'm sick of the US culture ;/
10) Just plain disillusionment. I'll have my third surgery next summer. The american medical system just generally sucks. I don't do anything. Go to library. Sit at computer. Do mun. Talk to friends online or at school. But don't really get engaged. I'm engaged in really very few things :/
Went to local asian market. Bought chocopie. Haven't had any yet. Will have and talk about tomorrow. When riding bike back from store this random korean lady stopped me and asked where I got it.
$2 for 12. Hell yeah.
WHAT SHOULD I COOK?
Any advice on any korean (or any other non-american) dishes that I should make. I'm fairly capable. What would be good for dinner in the coming week? My mom is complaining about her cooking all the time. She likes korean food, and will eat it because it was made in america lol. I want to make dinner for the next week so she'll shut up >.>
I figured since I've been blogging so much, I ought to actually include who I am.
And yes, I'm 17 tt
GODDAMNIT I'M 17