Brewed Thoughts: August 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Something random

I have a strong feeling I'm one of those people who'll just get stuck at home during the four-day weekend. Pathetic, I know.

So...I have a couple of things that I hope will tide me over until at least the boredom settles in. 

  • We finally have internet at home. Sun Broadband. Nasty stuff. The damned thing takes two minutes to load a single page. I can't even decently buffer a single YouTube video. I can't believe I'm going to get stuck with this crappy connection for two years.
  • Currently watching Game of Thrones and I'm loving it. Reading the book wasn't as painful as I thought it would be, and the series is helping me get a clear picture of who's who in the story. I saw a couple of familiar actors from 300, Harry Potter and Troy. 
  • I have a new phone, though I still have to jailbreak the damn thing. Does anyone know where I can get a my|phone fixed for open line?
  • Another new manuscript to build, and I'm already writhing from procrastination.
  • Sleep. This weather is just perfect for it.

In other news, I still haven't received a damned Pottermore email. Dang it.

I've also been thinking about signing up for a Tumblr account. I wish Blogger had an active community and a reblogging function for those who are too lazy to post their own content. /heh

Sunday, August 21, 2011

And the list just keeps getting longer

I have this bad habit of buying new books while I still have boatloads of other publications to read. In this list:

  • George R.R. Martin - A Game of Thrones
  • Elizabeth Gilbert - Eat, Pray, Love
  • Sophie Kinsella - Twenties Girl
  • Ann Brashares - My Name is Memory
  • Philippa Gregory - The Virgin's Lover & The Other Queen
  • Jeanne Kalogridis - The Borgia Bride
  • George R.R. Martin - A Clash of Kings

Somehow, it feels like this is a good problem, don't you think? :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

A day with the Lourd

The thing about living in the city is that you can never get around anywhere without shelling out some money. This is the reason why I rarely go out on weekends (as in rarely). This week, however, was an exception; it's not everyday you get to meet one of your idols in the flesh. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

A quick Pottermore survey

Pottermore name:

What Hogwarts House do you think it SOUNDS like:
Sounds all Hufflepuff-y to me.

What Hogwarts House do you WANT to be in:

Does the username relate to you at all (why/why not):
The fact that it sounds fruity & gay, I don't think so. (I don't even know what possessed me to choose this username. What was I thinking?!)

What kind of wand would you wish to get:
Any kind of wood is fine, but do they happen to have angel feather as a wand core?

Pure Blood/Half Blood/Muggle Born:
Half-blood. Just because.

Which day 1-7 did you get into Pottermore:
I think  it was on the 3rd day.

Cat, Rat, Owl, or Toad:
Owl for mail, cat for a pet!

Expecto Patronum! What is your patronus shape and why:
A tarsier. So there'd be no denying who's a Pinoy wizard.

Oh no! You’ve found a boggart! What does it look like:
A ghost.

Riddikulus! Now what does it look like:
Robert Pattinson. LMAO.

Would you rather be an Animagus or a Metamorphmagus and why:
Metamorphmagus because it's something innate. Animagi are boring as they can only change into animals.

If you taught yourself to be an Animagus, what animal would best suit you and why:
An eagle or a hawk. I've always wanted to know what it feels like to fly.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I had a near-anxiety attack...

Credits to Kat for the screenshot

...when I couldn't find the blasted magic quill to get myself registered for Pottermore. Kat & I have been waiting the entire day for the clue, refreshing the page every 30 minutes or so since this morning (adik talaga, LOL). I was so anxious because the site would probably close in the next hour and a half and I was nowhere to finding the damn quill.

So, thank you, Kat, for saving my sanity.

And now I've registered as ShieldHeart84. Hell to the YES!

Can't wait to get sorted. :D