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afer ventus or the river sings backwards

Enya's birthday!

Happy birthday, Enya! :)

Okay, so as of my posting this it's not quite May 17 here in Texas yet, but it is in Ireland. And with Enya's birthday, isn't that what really matters? ;)

I've mentioned before that because of stuff like this, Enya's birthday had almost become a sad time of year for me... but now that there's a new Enya CD (and I've been feeling slightly less worried overall), thankfully that's not the case this time! :D

enya box

I know I say this every week or so, but I'm still here

Sorry I haven't posted in a while even though my 21st birthday was last week. For my birthday I went on a trip to New Orleans with Mom, pathvain_aelien, and ellaina02, and I was going to post as soon as I got back. But then it started feeling like it would be too much effort to post about all of it since so much happened, so even though we got back on the 16th, it was only just now that I was able to convince myself to post anything. And even that's only because I decided I wouldn't add tags to it yet.

So anyway, what we did:

- The night before we went to New Orleans, we stayed at a haunted hotel in Jefferson, Texas. Most of it think it felt like it really was haunted, but we were all too sleepy to stay up and try to witness anything that was definitely unusual...
- In New Orleans we went on a swamp tour where we saw some alligators (and some raccoons on the shore, or whatever the swamp equivalent of a shore is because I'm not good with that kind of terminology), went on some streetcar rides (which would have been fun if there hadn't been so many confusing detours :( ), and went gambling a couple of times :) And despite having decided a long time ago to never drink alcohol even once even after I turned 21, I changed my mind at the last minute (well, not minute...) and had a strawberry daiquiri. I'm still going to refrain from having alcohol more than once in a while, but it was good :)
- Probably something else that I'm forgetting, since there were a lot of confusing moments on the trip.

My presents that I've gotten so far, aside from the trip itself:
- Ticket to a Sarah McLachlan concert on August 3!
- I get to pick out two games from the Nintendo eShop. I plan on getting Crashmo and Tomodachi Life, but I haven't bought them yet (though I already got the demo of the latter so I could decide for sure that I'd like it). Though at first I thought that pathvain_aelien meant that I could buy the games with my own debit card (or whatever it's called because I'm still financially illiterate after all these years), so I got NES Remix 2 as well before she clarified that I was supposed to... well, actually I'm still not sure exactly how I'm supposed to pay for the other two games (and I can't even describe my vague understanding of how I was supposed to do it except the money was supposed to be from either P_A or from Mom, and I forget which), so that's why I haven't done it yet. P_A, could you post a comment here explaining it both for me and for everyone else?
- Cards
- Probably other stuff that I forgot.

You know what? If you have any questions you want to ask me about the trip or my presents, you'd probably get better answers from P_A than you would from me. This is why I held off on writing this entry for so long - I can't explain things well even when I understand them completely :(

This entry does not get a repost button because it is friends-only.

Writer's Block: 9/11

Where were you?
Well, when it actually happened, asleep at home in Texas like I always was at 5:52 AM Central in 3rd grade (and, for that matter, almost always was in any grade from elementary to high school). I first found out about it on the news that morning about 3 hours later.

Not terribly interesting compared to the experiences of people who were actually in New York at the time, but at least the idiotic political opinion I came up with soon afterwards is made fun of by this userpic.


It's my party and I'll reference the same song I referenced last year if I wanna

Welp, I have somehow managed to survive everything for 18 whole years. Go me!!

I haven't gotten my birthday presents yet, but I did go gambling for a little while (awehla, I mentioned in a comment that it'd be tomorrow, but the plans ended up changing). I won $63!!! And we had a party at the autism intervention group I go to!

And, of course, the usual Museum of Accomplishments post:

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Also, in addition to today being my birthday, this is my 700th post in this journal!! I was going to celebrate with a list of the subject lines from all 700 entries in my journal (and, for once, even my community entries!), but I left my laptop unplugged while I was typing it, and since my laptop doesn't have a low battery alarm (despite claiming that it does), I lost a lot of it and decided to give up. Maybe for my 800th or 1000th entry?

uChIN RA G (you chin rag)



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updated prtsc land me

AAAAAfAfAf-F D College

Well, due to some hole in the fabric of space and time, I passed the essay portion of the COMPASS. Hole in the fabric of space and time, you and I are gonna get along just fine!

Also, since I just now found out about this survey:
Name:Matt Aaron
Birthday:July 14, 1993
Birthplace:Fort Worth
Current Location:Fort Worth
Eye Color:Blue
Hair Color:Brown
Height:5'10" last time I checked.
Right Handed or Left Handed:Right
Your Heritage:I don't really remember, but I think I am part German.
The Shoes You Wore Today:Athletic Works
Your Weakness:Essays
Your Fears:Essays
Your Perfect Pizza:Pepperoni. Only kind of pizza I like.
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year:Not to say anything that I wind up regretting later in life
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger:I don't really know what my MOST overused phrase is, but the only phrases I overuse are backwards music-related phrases.
Thoughts First Waking Up:ANOTHER school day?!
Your Best Physical Feature:The mustache I've been having to shave and will eventually let grow
Your Bedtime:10:30 PM
Your Most Missed Memory:Every summer I ever had
Pepsi or Coke:Water
MacDonalds or Burger King:MacDonalds. Except I spell it "McDonalds". Does that make me weird?
Single or Group Dates:I've only been on single dates
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea:Water
Chocolate or Vanilla:Chocolate
Cappuccino or Coffee:Can I use a lifeline?
Do you Smoke:Definitely no. I'm only 15 anyway.
Do you Swear:Holy whole hand dealer no, but I use backwards music-related substitutes a whole cattle-notin' lot.
Do you Sing:Sometimes, but not often
Do you Shower Daily:Not daily. About 5 days a week.
Have you Been in Love:*sigh* Yes.
Do you want to go to College:Yes
Do you want to get Married:Very yes
Do you belive in yourself:No, I don't "be live" in myself
Do you get Motion Sickness:No
Do you think you are Attractive:I'd be more attractive if I could keep my mustache.
Are you a Health Freak:No, but I have freaky health.
Do you get along with your Parents:Sometimes.
Do you like Thunderstorms:No, they remind me of the power going out, which reminds me of my computer not working, which reminds me of TORTURE!!!
Do you play an Instrument:I used to play the piano, but I'm out of practice.
In the past month have you Drank Alcohol:No, I'm only 15.
In the past month have you Smoked:No, I'm only 15.
In the past month have you been on Drugs:No, I'm-- Why do I even bother?
In the past month have you gone on a Date:No, not in the past month.
In the past month have you gone to a Mall:No, I rarely go to malls.
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos:No, I don't eat the boxes.
In the past month have you eaten Sushi:Ew no.
In the past month have you been on Stage:I help out with Face to Face concerts, so technically yeah, sort of.
In the past month have you been Dumped:No
In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping:Why would I go skinny dipping in the winter? I don't skinny dip anyway.
In the past month have you Stolen Anything:No, why would I?
Ever been Drunk:No
Ever been called a Tease:I don't know what that would mean, so no.
Ever been Beaten up:Yes, in second grade. And maybe other grades around that time, I don't remember.
Ever Shoplifted:Nah.
How do you want to Die:I want to die while listening to backwards music.
What do you want to be when you Grow Up:A computer or a math.
What country would you most like to Visit:I dunno. Probably England or Ireland.
In a Boy/Girl..
Favourite Eye Color:
Favourite Hair Color:
Short or Long Hair:
Best Clothing Style:
Number of Drugs I have taken:
Number of CDs I own:
Number of Piercings:
Number of Tattoos:
Number of things in my Past I Regret:10⁵⁷