Today’s word: Irksome [urk-suh m] (adj.) Meaning: annoying;irritating;exasperating;tiresome; bothersome; tending to irk According to Wiktionary it originates from the Old English word weorcsum (“painful, hurtful”).
Other forms: irk, irksomely (adv.), irksomeness (n)
Spanish translation: irritante, fastidioso
And now a list of things that I find quite irksome:
When the lid of the toilet or the seat itself is left up.
As a student in film watching movies is like homework but I hadn’t been doing a very good job at keeping up. I have access to movies on DVD, at the theater, on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and on Xfinity OnDemand…my watchlist goes on and on.
On September 7, 2015, I started keeping track of the movies I was watching. My goal was to watch at least 15 movies that I hadn’t seen before by November 7, 2015…here’s the list!
There are eight instances of the phrase “Don’t worry about it”, plus one “Don’t worry about that”, one “Don’t worry about me”, two “Don’t worry about Johnny”s, one “Don’t worry about those f*ckers”, and two plain old “Don’t worry”s.
There are thirty-four spoon shots.
A lot of the film’s dialogue was dubbed in, which is why there are many out-of-sync scenes, particularly those involving Johnny. Tommy Wiseau was said to be unable to memorize lines, necessitating the use of cue cards, and the sound crew was reportedly plagued with difficulties.
Watched at a friend’s house on DVD at about 12am
Thoughts: Terrible, seeing this once is more than enough. The dubbing makes me want to cry as a sound person.
So many movies, so little time.
Have you seen any good movies lately? I’m always taking recommendations!
I started this list of life goals in 2005, when I was thirteen. I added to it a few times in middle and high school and I’ve checked a few things off that I have accomplished since. The way it’s written below is what it looks like on the first page of this journal, cross throughs, checkmarks, excessive exclamation points and all.
“DREAM — When we take time to dream, we discover the many windows to our soul.” – Isabella Burani
The reasons I keep journals never diminish, I love seeing the growth in my ideas and thoughts. Dreams/Wishes AND Goals
Go to college (A university)/get a well paying job that I like ✓
Be in band through high school
Become good awesome at the piano
Start a family (after I’m 20…maybe 25…at least)
Stay in touch with my family and friends even after I start my own family
As of Sunday, May 24, 2015, I am an Uptown girl. It is one of Chicago’s many small neighborhoods north of the downtown area (where I used to live) and it is right next to Lake Michigan.
The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind, everything happened so quickly but it’s all very exciting because I, for the first time, live alone in my very own studio apartment. During my move and the past couple of days, here’s what I have learned and realized so far:
I have way too much stuff…okay I already knew that…
In a tiny studio apartment, organization is key
I hate not having a dishwasher
I should have asked if there was AC
I don’t have a peephole in my front door
It’s weird not having a TV/Cable/Internet (yet), but it’s kind of nice at the same time — CDs and DVDs are really making a come back at my place right meow
I love saying “MY” apartment
Sometimes kitchen cupboards/drawers are like flowers, they are just there to look pretty
If I want a hot shower, it’s a quick shower
I am so glad to have my full size, non-lofted bed back
300 square feet isn’t so bad
I live wonderfully close to the lake and it makes for a great walking/running experience
A shopping cart you can take home with you is an excellent purchase
I get way more steps on my Fitbit now that I commute to work and school
I am much more conscious of my electricity use
It’s going to take a while before I get completely organized and decorated
I feel like such an adult, I should blog about this.
And so I will!
Look out for small apartment tips, on the train stories, adulting adventures and more.
Have a lovely Wednesday!