Something Saffurical

June 10, 2008

How Far I’ve Come In a Year

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Saff @ 8:24 pm

I had dinner tonight at the freshmen dinning commons with some friends. The freshmen were talking about how they had to move out of their dorms all in a rush and all the troubles they were having trying to take home everything they’ve accumulated over the year and it didn’t hit me until now that I was doing the exact same thing last year. Which got me thinking about how much, but also how little, things have changed since then.

Last year at this time I was beginning to get depressed about leaving for the summer because it meant I would be spending the entire summer without Karen, whom I had been spending practically 24/7 with since I fell for her. Last year, I also had no other friends besides Karen, my suite mates, and Mally. I was spending all of my free time in my dorm with Karen, doing whatever she was doing. (I know, how sad.) I never really got out much or anything.

Then I take a look at my schedule this week. First, I had dinner tonight with a bunch of friends. Tomorrow I’m getting together with another friend to work on some papers. Thursday I have work, but then after that I have party to go to. And Friday I have yet another party. How did this happen?! I really used to be a sad no body, but now I actually have places to go and people to be with.

But it kind of took me a lot to actually get here. The first two quarters of this school year I was still pretty much a sad no body. I was spending almost all my free time at home with Karen. But I did take the step of joining my sorority, I just never really got to know them until this quarter. In fact, this is all almost thanks to Karen leaving and me getting drunk at that pledge event.

Whatever it is, I’m very glad that I’ve gotten this far, though there is still a long way to go for me.

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I feel like I want to add what I wrote on facebook as well cause I feel like I said different things…

So the thought of the freshmen rushing to move out on the same day as their last finals has got me reflecting on my life in the past year and how much it has changed, or how little since most of the changing happened this quarter.

I mostly have my sorority to thank for how much better my life has gotten in the past few months. Especially my pledge sisters. You guys are awesome! Sorry it took me so long to break away from being shy. Actually, that goes for my whole sorority too. You guys are incredible! I wish I had gotten less shy sooner so I could have gotten to known everyone better, but I’m working on it now! ^.^

But yea. My life. So much better. I have my sorority that I love oh so much. I have a job that I really enjoy. I have discovered the green belt that’s practically my backyard. I got this lip ring that I’m really loving now. I have my house mates who’ve been incredibly supportive of me. A close friend and I got a much needed break which I think did great things for the both of us. I’ve gotten closer to all my close friends who live far away. And thanks to a certain sister, I am definitely taking steps with continuing with this whole improving my life thing that I was too scared to take before. The only thing I haven’t quite improved on is my study habits… but I’m ok with that =P

Anyway, I don’t think I’m going to actually tag anyone in this note, but if you are in my life now, I am super grateful to have you and I thank you because you probably have changed my life in a positive way.

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May 21, 2008

I Like Rainbows

Filed under: art, blog — Tags: , , — Saff @ 9:27 pm

So I fail with the whole keeping up this blog… But again, I will try! haha

So thanks to my little, whom I love by the way, I got some pretty rainbow ribbon and decided to make little keychains with them for my sorority.

Take a look!

I’m going to try to get my hands on some more ribbon so I can make more than just six. Actually, I don’t really need to make more than six if only a few people in the sorority wants one. They make me happy. =) The rainbows and my sorority hehe.

BTW, fuck yea! Gay marriage now legal in California!!! Very fucking exciting!

May 4, 2008

Finally Moving On…maybe

Filed under: art, blog — Tags: , , — Saff @ 2:54 pm

Karen and I used to sit on the couch together a lot. She’d usually be watching TV, and I’d just join her because… I wanted to be with her. I really liked sitting on the couch with her. I considered it to be our couch. I didn’t like it when other people sat on it. Yes, that’s horrible, I know, but I was in love. Okay, so that’s probably not a good excuse. Anyway! Since I’m such a sentimental person, I didn’t like the idea that she wouldn’t be sitting there this quarter. Well, in general I didn’t like the idea of her just being away. Anyway, when I got sad about her leaving I drew this:

I thought it would bother me a lot that her presence wouldn’t be there. But it’s been about a month now, and I’m doing ok. In fact, I don’t really spend that much time on the couch anymore heh. But a few weeks ago, I was feeling sad again about her not being around…

I don’t really know how to describe what I felt. But I wanted to share the doodle with you.

Anyway, I feel like things are starting to get a lot better now. I’ve been hanging out with my sorority sisters more, even though most of it was just rush events, but we’ve got a few plans for just hanging out now. And I’m glad I got drunk on Monday. It helped me loosen up around the pledges and I feel a lot better about hanging out with them now. I would have been too shy otherwise heh. So things are looking good. =)

April 29, 2008

Things You Wish Your Teacher Would Stop Saying

Filed under: art, blog — Tags: , , — Saff @ 3:10 pm

So actually, I’d like to start off by apologizing for not updating over the weekend. I have drawn a few more comics/doodles, but I just didn’t have the time to scan and upload them and stuff because, as you know, I had that stupid term paper to work on all weekend. I turned it in yesterday and so I was thinking about updating with a comic yesterday, BUT then I went and got drunk. (No, I don’t normally drink… it was my first time, maybe this is a story I can tell… if someone asks =P)

Anyway, I was going to put up a comic comic, like one I came up with and drew on my own. However, after my Chinese linguistics class today, I thought I would share with you guys how ridiculous my professor sounds in this class. He’s the chair/head of the Chinese department I think, but I don’t know how he ever gets anything done in English cause his accent, and some of his grammar even, is horrible.

Whateh yrou shoulda do?
*click to enlarge

This is the first time I actually did any editing on photoshop besides just cropping off my other doodles and notes. Hopefully I made it easier for people to see. And, as you can obviously tell, I typed up the words and covered up my horrid writing lol.

By the way, I know I don’t have a huge fan base or anything, but if there are any of you out there, when my comics accidentally get so big, would you prefer I make them small like I did today and have you guys click on it to see the full size? Or do you want me to try my very hardest to draw them relatively small? Or… suggestions?

lol ALSO! haha I don’t know what it’s like for you guys to post comments here, but I’ve made it so that only the first comment you post needs to be approved, and then you can freely post more comments after that. I’m just trying to prevent spam comments that I used to get on my old blogs… So don’t be discouraged to comment just cause it needs approval first! 0=)

April 25, 2008

SERENITY!!!

Filed under: blog — Tags: , — Saff @ 2:41 am

So last night, or actually just a few hours ago, I watched Serenity for the first time after I’ve see the Firefly series AND on the big screen!
It was all so incredibly exciting!!! Seeing all the sexy people on the big screen. The incredible space scenes. The terrifying screams of the Reevers. Okay, the Reever sounds weren’t as exciting because they were scary heh, but everything else! Incredible!

One of the people I went to watch it with was one of my sorority sisters who is also a huge Firefly fan. We were so giddy about getting to watch Serenity on the big screen. River just looked so awesome fighting. The way she moves and everything! My friend and I kept giggling at each other at our favorite parts. And we cried when Wash… *sniff* oh Wash…
He is one of the reasons why I consider Serenity a stand alone from Firefly. I do not hold these two together in anyway really, except just that the characters are awesome and sexy. But since this was my first time watching the movie after I had seen Firefly, I started seeing all these little changes that they made to the set and costumes and everything! Like Mal’s suspenders are all wrong! I liked how they were plain brown ones in Firefly. It fit him better. The plastic ones they have him wear in Serenity were all wrong. They just made it seem like they were trying too hard to add more futuristic characteristics to their costumes. They’re in space! They don’t need to add more futuristic things like retarded looking suspenders!! … Sorry, they were bugging me through the whole movie. So was his red shirt that had normal buttons in Firefly, but had strange ass clasps that made it seem to have an Asian influence… *shrugs*… I’m picky.

Anyway, despite my complains, I really REALLY did enjoying watching Serenity again! Now that I have watched the series, it makes so much more sense! And watching it the second time around is so much more fun too! Especially with my friend there to giggle and get giddy with haha.

April 20, 2008

Have A Merry Un-Picnic Day!

Filed under: blog — Tags: , — Saff @ 7:55 pm

Well this is a day late. Actually that’s not true! It is Un-Picnic Day! Oh I think I’m so funny.

Yesterday was picnic day. It’s the hugest event I’ve ever seen my school put on! Every department had displays/events, many other organizations came too with their booths and it was just huge. My sorority had an awesome float in the parade. We did an Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass theme. The float looked awesome! We had people dressed up as different characters. It was incredible! And I ended up being the one driving the float haha. That was kind of cool.

I think what I was most excited about was hanging out with my sorority. I really like them a lot, but I’m still shy and slightly awkward… And so now I’m a bit worried about the new people rushing this quarter, not that rush has started yet, but it’s usually pretty outgoing people who are very comfortable with themselves that join, at least I think, and I’ll still be awkward and shy -_-. I just hope I get over it soon cause I really enjoy hang out with them.

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