Monday, February 18, 2013

Mustache Chocolates


So, leading up to Valentines Day, I was texting one of my friends.




There are loads of reasons I don't have a boyfriend. Mostly because with two majors and a part time job, I'm not exactly the most available girl on the market.
But I got to thinking about it, since, you know, Valentines was coming up and all, and I decided that THIS YEAR I was gonna get me a VALENTINE!

So I went to the store, and got a box of chocolates.

"OH BOY! MUSTACHE CHOCOLATES?! These'll be perfect!"
My plan was simple...

Go to the Food Court, find a boy who looked lonely and single. Give him the chocolates, and...
The rest would be history. <3
So come Valentines Day, I stuff the chocolates in my bag, head to school, and skip my regular lunch so I can meet up with Prince Charming. Only, come Institute... 

*I'm starving*

"YAY!"

I always did have the best manners anywhere.
 Anyway. Just before my Institute teacher started the lesson, he gave out some cookies. But there weren't enough for everyone. 




And then the Institute Teacher proceeded to give the lesson. Somehow, we got on the topic of dating (big shocker), and the question came up if girls should ask guys on dates. The answer was no, because it's the guy's job, and in theory, if a girl has to push a relationship in the beginning, she'll have to push the relationship all the way through. 


What on EARTH am I gonna do with these mustache chocolates now?
 I was confused, and bummed. Until...



A lollipop rose.



And the rest was history.




And if any of you tease me about this, I will personally poke your face with my fist.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ira Glass, Quote on Success


“What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me . . . is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, and it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Pen IS Mightier...


So somehow I ended up in a Web Design class.
Weird, right? I suck at technology stuff. (I still don't know how to work our TV properly. Probably because I never use it...)
Anyway.


Once Upon A Time...

So I ended up in this Web Design class. In it, we're supposed to make a Graphic Design Resume.
One problem: I'm not a graphic designer. And besides not being able to work my own TV, compared to Graphic Designers, I suck at things like Illustrator and Photoshop.
So with my epic skillz, I made a Creative Writing Resume, (even though those don't technically exist...). But it's the only thing I could really do. Regardless, the resume rough drafts were displayed in class on a giant projector.

(The black bars are to protect my Nerd Identity)
...........
Admittedly, that's the only thing on there TO like, but thanks.

Well, after seeing everyone else's awesome resumes, I felt inspired, and tried again.



My Prof said the border could be used as a background, and to therefore get rid of it.
That left me with a regular, boring piece of paper again. And a pen.
Not okay.
So I tried to make it more appealing.

"What's with all the stars? Are you obsessed with them or something? Weird..."
Needless to say, that wasn't approved either.
So, ignoring all the previous advice of my professor about what to keep or get rid of, AND ditching the pen (because it just wasn't working) I made THIS (from scratch!) the day before it was due:



I felt pretty proud of myself.
It was viewed for the FIRST TIME EVER on the projector.

"Where did THIS come from? This looks NOTHING like what you were working on yesterday."

"...Is that a good thing? ...or bad?"

"... I'm not sure..."
IE: Bad.

..........................................
"... I miss the pen...""UHG!"


To be Continued...

If I can manage not to slit my wrists with a rusty spoon before I finish this project, that is...

Monday, February 4, 2013

What does "Flight" have to do with it?


For those of you who may be wondering something along the lines of, "Why is the URL to this blog 'The Flight Reflex' when it's themed all around Stars?"

My dear readers, flight has to do with EVERYTHING!

Let me begin.


Once Upon A Time...


There was POTTERMORE. (www.pottermore.com)
(For those of you who don't know, this is a site for Harry Potter nerd fans to get together and geek out.)
To make a long story short, when you sign up, you pick a name out of the list offered you. The name I selected has the word "Flight" in it.
My friends are all awesome nerds too (It's no wonder we get along so well!) and they've got their own versions of their names.


Our names have been shortened to protect our secret nerd identities.
(It's like what Super Man does, but backwards!)
Well, one day, they kindly invited me to see a play!


"I'd LOVE to come! But why are you guys laughing?"
The play was very audience interactive, and because of this, we needed name tags. Me and my friends decided to use our Pottermore nick-names.
After scrawling "Flight" onto my name tag, we went in, and sat down.
Eventually, several volunteers were pushed onto the stage.


"Wait a second, I did SO not agree to this!"
The host asks me for my name. Sticking with my name tag, I say, "Flight."


....


"Flight?"

"It's Hebrew for AWESOME."
I thought everyone knew that.

....

..........

...................................................

"Well isn't that FLIGHT!?"


And it was.

Which brings us back to this blog.
Why "The Flight Reflex" ?

"What do you mean 'Starlighteyes.blogspot.com' is already taken!?
What kind of MORON names their blog STARLIGHTEYES!?"

...

"Maybe I should rethink this whole blog thing..."

So I decided to call it it "The Fight or Flight Reflex" with a pun on my Pottermore name. Then I noticed that if I wrote it something like this: "The fLight Reflex" It was "fight and flight" being said AT THE SAME TIME!
And isn't that so FLIGHT?



Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Beginning


Let's be honest. 3 AM is the best time to get inspiration.
I don't purposefully stay up that late. I just sort of... wake up.

For example:

zzZzz
"I want to do something RANDOM and STUPID!"
"Like BUY A DRESS!"
zzZzz

It's my new favorite dress.

The other night, it happened again.


zzZzz
"I'm gonna start a BLOG!"

So here it is.

Admittedly, this blog had a bit more thought put into it than that dress. Mostly because I need a blog to post my pictures to for my photography class.

Go figure, right?