21st Century Bullshit

The best way to get me uninterested in a class and in what you have to say is to make me read the textbook.

Maybe I’ve been spoiled, or maybe it’s just the way the world is starting to work, but this is 2013 and I’ve had enough teachers who would rather have a large class discussion than admit that not everyone is good at taking tests and still administer a test (the hypocrisy makes me vomit), to know that 21st century modernism does not/should not include 20th century teaching styles that require one to read a wordy textbook and be able to spew the bullshit written in it as a measurement of my intelligence and comprehension of a class.

I am more than a test score. I am more than my ability to answer a question or define a word.

Expensive Parrots Part II

So I went to the other Petco tonight after school because I know they have a better betta selection.

And they did. I ended up buying this guy, who I named Aeon Flux due to his coloration. He’s a double tail male and he reminds me of Lavender, who had similar coloration, but less see-through.

This Petco also had birds: lots of parakeets, and one Sun Conure parrot named Leaper (awful name, IMO) that was not as energetic or happy to see me as the two green guys at the Petco across the street. Leaper was also much more expensive ($599 originally, but he was 25% off and $449).

Anyway, I’m going to try to convince my parents to let me have a conure. But I have to have a Victorian style cage if I ever actually get a bird. Because I don’t believe in any other cages. The standard square ones that are popular nowadays are ugly. Any bird of mine deserves a gorgeous cage. Like this one.

Lastly, Tara and Kruiser the fluffy cats were still there for adoption and it literally made my heart ache seeing them sleeping and knowing how much trouble I would get in if I brought one (OR BOTH, AS I WANT TO) home. On my way home I decided if I ever have children, I will never deprive them of the joys of touchable pets.

Expensive Parrots

So I went to Petco today with the intention of buying a new betta fish, but I was unimpressed with the selection and ended up spending 10 minutes checking out the Conure parrots they had (which were like $369 or something crazy a parrot). They were SO cute though. Super energetic and super sociable and all they wanted to do was lick my fingers. I managed to get at least one good picture while they were jumping around all over the place, excited about me giving them attention.

Aren’t they the cutest though?

Anyway, so I stopped by Marshall’s too cause I had some time and I wanted to see if they had any hour glasses left, and they did, so I bought my mom an hour glass since I broke the last one.

I also picked up this super awesome, ornate picture frame that I’m not sure what I’m going to put in it yet, but I’m glad I own it cause it looks awesome.

I also found this random hexagon shaped glass box made in India that I decided would be the perfect container to store my “things that made me happy today” notes for this year’s “365 challenge”. (I’m not adhering to the whole 365 thing though).  And I’m in love with it.

Vivography Sneak Peek Detroit Edition!

Here’s what I got tonight.

Since I bought a nifty SD to USB converter, I can upload my pictures with more ease now, so I did that tonight and got to editing stuff for Vivography. SOOOO, here’s the sneak peek I shared on the Vivography Facebook page. Look for more pics TOMORROW on Vivography!