Friday, October 22, 2010

Come on.

Oh brother. My last post was... Spontaneous and I felt like writing it. You guys are weird to be weirded out. Hmph.
I don't usually write something like that and it's not really something people write about (unless it's Lily because she can always write about her boyfriend without anyone going o-O)but I felt like writing it so there. And I really needed to write that down.

So there you go.
I'm not a robot.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Theories not good enough to prove

Ah, school... You go to school on the very first day and you have no idea what's going on. Who is who and what your classes are.
Time passes, you're meeting new people and getting acquainted with others that at the beginning of the year you never thought you would have anything to do with them. But time goes by, and you get to know them better, and realize that they're really awesome people. You start taking an interest in them that could be for the better or for the worse. You find little ways to get to know them better, to hang out with each other. And then a hint catches your eye. And then another. You're so excited about these hints, but warn yourself not to think too much of it and get your hopes up. So you decide to give little hints back, easy enough to be mistaken for just friendliness. Days go by, and you're catching any little action that could be interpreted as something more than just being nice. From the beginning you thought they might actually like you. So you observe. And then, after a couple of weeks or so, you realize that you're starting to like them. It's unbelievable that you let yourself fall for them so easily. But you can't help it. You feel happy, yet tortured. It takes all your energy to resist blurting out something you don't want them to know... yet. And you realize, that even though your theory isn't good enough to prove, you feel content with the little level of friendship that you have together. And you realize that you can wait, although every day you're starting to like them more and more.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


My birthday gifts:
KT Tunstall's new album!
A sweater!!
Tie-dye kit!
A notebook!!
Bubble wrap! :D

And I am soooooo freaking grateful for all of these gifts! Every one of them means soooooo much to me. I really, really love them all.
Thanks, family! ^.^
I had an extremely amazing birthday.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My birthday is tomorrow.

...When did that happen?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Best lines from Filmcow Cartoons

Mr. Happy Face: I'm gonna cut your throat open and use your blood as syrup on my pancakes! Yaaaay!
Don't run, Timmy! I wanna cut off your skin! I wonder what's inside your dog, Timmy! Mmm Organs! Look Timmy! I'm cutting up your dog! Mmmm, look at all these organs! They're so slippery! You're so soft, Timmy!

Note: I would have added more, but the video was extremely unsettling and I got grossed out.

swiffer!: What is all this music and singing?! No, surely you jest! How can the cleaning be done?!
I'm breaking up with you, Meredith. You and your old mops and brooms. Me and swiffer are running away to Santa Monica to become street musicians! What?! How can this be? I've never wanted you more! Well, you could say I've been swept off my feet! Haha, jolly good!

How to play the violin: Johnny, you have been given a violin, now play it. Do it johnny! Yes, yes Johnny! Play the violin! Play it forever! Mama, help me! But the boy has to learn! stop it, Ron! Fine. stop playing. Play the violin, Johnny....

John McCain and his vegetables: The whole freaking song. What are you doing in here John? I'm singing to my vegetables... Don't do that.

The interview: Take a seat. Uh... There's no chairs. Have you ever poisoned a fellow employee? Are you serious? Yes. Have you ever followed a customer home? No... And hidden in their closet until they fell asleep? Sam, have you ever performed sacrificial murder on one of our customers?
No! Samuel, Sammy, can I call you sambo? Have you ever taken a hollowed out skull and sipped blood out of it in the glorious name of Satan? sataaaan! This is kind of ridiculous. Have you ever played an organ constructed out of human meat? That... That isn't even possible! Yes it is! I've played one. It sounds terrible. This is... Well then wrap your mind around this! I have no butt, Sam. I have no lower body of any kind. You could say I'm a merman. Is that why you have no chairs? Tell me please! Are my eyes bleeding? It feels like blood is dripping out of my eyes! Why did God take my butt? It wasn't a gradual thing, Sam. My butt just walked off and left.

Meh, I would put more, but this has been a draft for waaaaay too long.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Imaginary conversation

I'm Maya.
What's your name?
Nice to meet you, _____.
Do you like drawing?
Awesome! Me too. What type of stuff do you like to draw?
Wow. That's pretty cool. If you want, I could help you with some drawing techniques.
Ok! Great.
I saw you bring that yoyo to school the other day.
Haha, awesome. I really like yoyos too. Do you know any tricks?
Cool! Can I see?
Very cool! Could you teach me some of the tricks?
so what are your hobbies?
Haha, cool.

That's as far as the info for my imaginary conversation gets.
Maybe I'll use it someday.
With a real person.
In real life.
At school.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Polyphasic sleep

Ooookay, since I told you guys that I would explain what this is, and since I missed school and have nothing else to do, I shall explain. It's super interesting.
Okay, let's begin with the basics of sleep first. There are 2 types of sleep. NREM, which means No Rapid Eye Movement, which is composed of 4 parts, and REM, which is Rapid Eye Movement.
If you already know all this stuff, you can skip these next 5 or so paragraphs.

NREM stage 1
stage one is the first stage of sleep (duh). You're basically just drifting in and out of sleep while your muscles relax. It's not a very important phase, since this is just the phase where you fall asleep.

NREM stage 2
This stage makes up 40% to 50% of your sleeping time. Brain waves slow down with an occasional burst of fast waves. Eye movement stops at this stage.

NREM stage 3
Your brain uses really slow brain waves, called delta waves, along with some other bursts of brain waves. It's the first stage of deep sleep. During stage 3 it can be really hard to wake someone up.

NREM stage 4
This is the second stage of deep sleep. In stage 4, your brain is almost exclusively using delta waves.

REM stands for rapid eye movement. This stage is the most important, since this time is when your brain works to heal your body and rest. This is also the stage where dreaming occurs. In this stage, your heart rate gets faster, your eyes move rapidly, your breathing becomes fast and shallow, your blood rate increases, and your muscles are paralyzed. The average person that sleeps 8-9 hours will usually get around 1-2 hours of REM a night. The more REM sleep you get, the more rested you feel.

Polyphasic sleep involves taking multiple short sleep periods throughout the day instead of getting all your sleep in one long chunk. A popular form of polyphasic sleep, the Uberman sleep schedule, suggests that you sleep 20-30 minutes six times per day, with equally spaced naps every 4 hours around the clock. This means you’re only sleeping 2-3 hours per day. I’d previously heard of polyphasic sleep, but until now I hadn’t come across practical schedules that people seem to be reporting interesting results with.

Under this sleep schedule, your sleep times might be at 2am, 6am, 10am, 2pm, 6pm, and 10pm. And each time you’d sleep for only 20-30 minutes. This is nice because the times are the same whether AM or PM, and they’re consistent from day to day as well, so you can still maintain a regular daily schedule, albeit a very different one.

How can this sleep schedule work? Supposedly it takes about a week to adjust to it. A normal sleep cycle is 90 minutes, and REM sleep occurs late in this cycle. REM is the most important phase of sleep, the one in which you experience dreams, and when deprived of REM for too long, you suffer serious negative consequences. Polyphasic sleep conditions your body to learn to enter REM sleep immediately when you begin sleeping instead of much later in the sleep cycle. So during the first week you experience sleep deprivation as your body learns to adapt to shorter sleep cycles, but after the adaptation you’ll feel fine, maybe even better than before.

It requires some discipline to successfully transition to this cycle, as well as a flexible schedule that allows it. While you’ll be sleeping a lot less, apparently it’s very important to sleep at the required times and not miss naps.

A side effect of this sleep schedule is that you need to eat more, since you’re spending more time moving around.

The downside to this sleep schedule is that it can be inflexible. I’ve read that you can delay naps by an hour if necessary, but missing a nap can cause a rapid crash that takes a while to recover from. This means you only have about 3.5 hours of waking time between naps, 4.5 hours if you push it. So this can restrict your options a bit. Of course, you have to balance that sacrifice against the gain of many extra hours per day, every day.

Everyman sleep
This schedule is often considered to be less “extreme” than other forms of polyphasic sleep, as it contains a “core sleep” of a few hours, usually in the early morning, as well as short naps during the day. In reality this system may be more physically difficult to adjust to, as the core sleep will delay the sleep deprivation which triggers the brain to adapt to instantaneous REM sleep upon falling asleep. However, the system may be easier to adjust to psychologically than other sleep schedules, as the core sleep provides a sense of delineation between one day and the next.
Everyman sleep is more freeform in structure than other polyphasic sleep schedules; sleepers nap whenever they feel tired rather than at set points throughout the day.

Polyphasic sleeper PureDoxyk notes that not every combination of core sleep and naps works – too short, a core sleep is only as effective as a regular 20-minute nap, while too long a core sleep makes the sleeping schedule more similar to siesta sleeping than true polyphasic sleep.


And that is the information I gathered. I copied the entire subject of polyphasic sleep and everyman sleep from and

Check the sites out if you want more info. I found all this super interesting and I'd like to try it out some day.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A few of my favorite things

In my life I have found many things I love.
A bar of chocolate, a rainy day,
The crescent moon, watching anime.
I love my family, my dogs and cats,
I love horseback riding and awesome hats.
I've learned to draw, write and sing,
All of these are my favorite things.
I love drinking coffee and chocolate milk,
The wonderful feeling of touching silk.
Listening to music, reading in my room,
My friends cheering me up when I feel doomed.
I love late nights when everyone's asleep,
When I find beautiful memories I'll always keep.
These are a few of my favorite things,
Watching Tim Burton and when Johnny Depp sings.
I love motorcycles, Dr. Horrible's sing-along blog,
Waking up to see the lake covered with fog.
These are a few of my favorite things.

Friday, October 8, 2010

During October

Ah, October. One of my favorite months of the year. I like it.

Today, we threw Noah's birthday party. "Blah blah blah, party, etc," skipping most of the party, when we were done eating pizza and had nothing to do, we decided to have a water war, although almost none of us had a bathing suit or change of clothes. We were looking for an outlet to play music outside so we could listen while we were playing, and I was walking around barefoot like I always do. Yay. And then I stepped on a rock. A very sharp rock. Yeah, it hurt. Acting like it wasn't that bad and all, I just pointed out that I stepped on a sharp rock and I'd be fine as long as I wasn't bleeding. I looked down, and oh--hey! It was bleeding. Hurray. Anyways, it bled a lot, then I cleaned it, then we had our water war. It was super fun, I'd say it was the highlight of the party. I had fun. And before that, Keddy and I made COOKIEs! They were so yuuuuummmyyy! xD Yeah, they were good. I had fun.

And now my birthday's coming up!

And school is school and I feel like I've lost track of my homework and I'm kind of stressed. Thank God for weekends. But I would really like a vacation of at least 10 days to try to adapt to the Everyman sleep schedule. For those of you who don't know what that is, I'll post some info on it in the next blog post I do. It's super awesome. But I'd need time to adapt. Anyways, yeah. Guuuurh school is annoying. Not only the educational, but also the social. I've discovered that I'm really antisocial... It really makes me sad. I wanna socialize! But I don't know how... Anyways. I encourage my friends (Keddy and Andrew) to write more on their blogs >.> Because I like to read! xD

I'm done now. Because you gotta save your drama for your llama.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


...It's so much better than the real world. I feel so happy in my dreams. They all turn out how I want my life to. But then I wake up...
Unconsciousness is a temporary escape from the world. You get to escape from reality for a while, take a break from your normal routine.
I wish my fondest dreams were real.


Sunday, October 3, 2010

How come it's so hard to come up with a decent blog title!?

With the new month started, school started, life continuing, I'm feeling pretty good. Although I have school tomorrow and I haven't finished all my homework. Geez, sure shows you not to be dependent on people. I mean, I need those results, people! Ugh.
Anyways, I was staying at this pretty rich guy's house while my dad was house sitting it, and man, was that place cool! A 200 inch movie screen, around 4 42 inch plasmas, 3 stories high, a pool on the roof, guitar hero, a cubby, etc! It was AWEsOME! Yeah, it was cool.
And now I'm home, and I'm dreading doing homework and going to school tomorrow, and I'm talking to a friend and I'm telling him to make a blog, and I'm writing this blog, and asking people questions about homework, and thinking how Mockingjay could have been sooo much better and blah blah blaaaah!

Geez... I didn't even have coffee recently. You energetic shrub, you. ... shrub? ...I have no idea.


I'm so booooooored!