Insert Obligatory New Year’s Post Here

Usually I type these up in Scrivener so that I have an extra chance to proofread before publishing, but I’ve already spent the entire day procrastinating rather… Read more “Insert Obligatory New Year’s Post Here”


Twenty Things DotA 2 Taught Me About My Twenties

I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching lately. Whether this is a product of too much free time, a lack of real direction in my life, or… Read more “Twenty Things DotA 2 Taught Me About My Twenties”


When We Hit Our Lowest Point

  Well, the season is upon us again! Legend of Korra season 2 began airing two weeks ago, with the third episode capping off last Friday. I… Read more “When We Hit Our Lowest Point”


50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Originally posted on TwistedSifter:
  Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and trick can help you organize and de-clutter space;…


Fermata Friday

In hindsight, ‘Musical Monday’ or ‘Tuesday Tunes’ might have been a better choice, but it just felt like a music day to me. So, without further ado, Friday Show and Tell!

Looking for something different? Tired of the same kinds of songs? Look no further than Pentatonix for a fresh take on well-known songs. Clearly these kids have the Courage to Create, and frankly, they’re fantastic (Fermata Friday, frankly, fantastic…I have got to stop the alliteration).

Anyway. This group is taking a cappella music to an entirely new level. Believe it or not, every last sound in each of their songs is made by someone’s voice, and they sound about the same even before studio magic. I can hardly do them justice here, so just take a few minutes out of your day to listen to them. I promise you won’t be sorry. Their youtube channel can be found here:

On a side note, I desperately want to start an a cappella group now, which is hard to do when no one else wants to. This is a problem I intend to solve with a condenser mic and multi-tracking. Stay tuned for more time-wasting activities, brought to you by someone who should be writing instead…

In other news, I can’t help but think that each of these ‘awesome’ moments was only a step away from being on that World’s Dumbest TV Show. Kudos to them for avoiding that typecast…


When the ‘On’ Switch Just Isn’t Working

  For the last week, my computer has refused to turn on normally. One morning, ready to write (or waste time on the internet), I went to… Read more “When the ‘On’ Switch Just Isn’t Working”


Why Mario Kart is a Microcosm Of Life

  The trusty Wii-Mote. On top of my freshly painted chest of drawers that my father and I slaved over during Christmas Break. But mostly my father.… Read more “Why Mario Kart is a Microcosm Of Life”