Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Mein Bester Freund

Not really sure why I put the title in german, I don't even speak german. That just happened to be what i wanted to name this post, and it happened to be one of the few things I know how to say in german. (It means "My best friend" if you didn't know)

So anyways. . . I am a cat lover. . .
haha just kidding!

So anyways, so anyways, I just wanted to dedicate this blog post to my best friend in the world Amanda Dayton. This week has been a really hard week, with finals on the way and a bunch of other stuff going on. It has made me really thankful to have Amanda as my friend. She watched Glee and The Wonder Years with me when I was sad/ stressed, made a video for Gratten's birthday with me, and stayed up late with me watching pointless youtube video's even though we both had early morning classes. She is probably the one person who knows how to cheer me up when I'm sad, and she is the one person I can go to for anything. I truly believe that she would do anything for me, as I would do anything for her.

For those of you who didn't see this video on facebook (and for those who did, it is so awesome that you should watch it again) here it is:

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Yes, this video was supposed to be very awkward.
This is what we made G-rat for his B-day.

And this is the best video we found on youtube at about 2 in the morning.
It was funny then, and it's still funny now:


So bad that it's funny! 

I just want to thank Amanda for being the most awesome roommate/ best friend ever!
I love you!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Zombie Project: Stage 2

So I finished my zombie project a while ago, but I have just been way to lazy to update my blog. Here it is now, though. The finished product of my zombie project.












I kind of liked how in my first shoot, the photos were a lot darker. But everyone in my class said that they wanted to see more background, plus it the photos turned out a lot sharper with more light.

On a side note, my professor loved my old man picture so much that he had me e-mail him a copy to use in his lecture for next year. I was kind of proud of that. Oh, and my 3D design teacher loved my marionette (I will blog about that soon) so much that he took it home with him to take pictures of it in his studio.

Side side note, I found out while I was trying to send my picture to my photo teacher that I had lost all the pictures that had been on my camera. I had to delete them off my memory card when I used Gratten's camera to take photos but I thought I saved them all on my computer, guess not. I am just so thankful for this blog and facebook or else I would have completely lost all of them.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Zombie Project: Stage 1

For my final in photography, i thought it would be fun to stage a zombie invasion. Last light I did some shots just to turn in as my progress check. We didn't have much time, so they weren't as good as I would have hoped. We went down into the "zombie tunnels" AKA the "sheep tunnels" where it was super dark. We didn't have many lights or a tripod, so a lot of them turned out pretty blurry. However, when I go out again to get more shots, Gratten is going to set me up with some better equipment and help me out, so hopefully it will turn out better.

Here is what I have for now:








Not as good as they could/ will be, but for a start, they are pretty freakin' awesome!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Title for This Could Not Be Reveled at The Moment

So lately I've been spending a lot of time by myself. Amanda, I don't blame you at all so don't think that I do. I understand that you've been busy with the show. But I'm glad its over and we can spend more time together again :) But everybody else just seems to have better things to do these days. So I decided I would find ways to entertain myself. I read two AMAZING books that Amanda recommended: Looking for Alaska, and Paper Towns. Both written by John Green. I think I liked Paper Towns a bit better just because it wasn't nearly as sad, but not by much because they were both fantastic. I finally understand a lot of Amanda's quotes, and why her name on her blog is Margo Roth Speigelman.



I actually started doing some drawing instead of just wasting all my time playing Zelda. I was just sketching a dolphin one day and it turned out to be pretty awesome, so I decided to do a full on picture of it. It isn't finished but here is the progress so far.



On Friday I was sitting alone in the apartment just reading when Kadi came home. I actually spent the rest of the night hanging out with Kadi, Julie, Danielle, and Kacey. (Some of the other residence on my hall) It actually turned out to be a blast. It snowed a good inch and we went out and had a snowball fight. After we got cold, some girls in Eccles A, invited us over for hot chocolate. Later that night we started watching some animated series of Zelda that was made in the 80's. We started watching it just as a joke, but I think we are kind of actually getting hooked on it. We are up to episode 4.



Saturday,  I ended up hanging out with all of them again. We watched the Uninvited, which is one of my favorite movies, scary or not scary I have decided. We also watched Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. I saw this movie in theaters when it first came out, but I had completely forgotten how pointless of a movie it was. The only part I liked was the very first part where the dolphins just randomly float up into space. Also, I had never noticed this before, but Danielle pointed out that the first person listed in the credits was "The voice of the whale." And for those of you who haven't seen the movie, the whale plays and very insignificant role and is only on screen for all of 30 seconds. So we thought that was pretty funny.

Today in church, I actually got up and bore my testimony! Which is the first time in like. . . forever. Stupid Kacey told me and Amanda to go up, and then he would. Of course me and Amanda said no way, but Kacey got up anyways. Then, while there was a long awkward silence, Amanda went up, so I knew it was my turn. And then, as if this day wasn't strange enough already, I VOLUNTEERED to play the piano in Relief Society! I don't know what has gotten into me, stupid good influences.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

R.I.P. Juniper, you will be missed

Yes, it is true today was Juniper's final day. Even though I am not living there anymore, I am still super sad to see it go. Apparently the heater broke and there was no way they could fix it, and since the building is so old they cannot replace it. Juniper Hall to me was more than just a dorm building, it was the location where I spent the greatest year of my life.


I have so many great memories of that place. I met so many wonderful people. We stayed up late every night, played sardines, walked to maverick wrapped in comforters, made lip syncing videos, made stop motion videos, played truth or truth, peed our pants (not me but others), spit chocolate milk all over the walls (Ruby), built forts, had sleepovers on school nights, measure our heights against the wall, found Zac Efron in the bathroom stall, broke the celling lamp, wreaked havoc and did many other immature things that most college students would be way to embarrassed to ever do. 

And so today, as everyone was moving out me and Amanda snuck into the building and took some things to remember juniper by.


We stole our old room number signs.

Among the immature things we did, we stole all the fake trees in Juniper for one night and stored them all in my room.




And afterward put them in front of an RA's room.

So we also had to take a tree, just for the memories.



And a bush for good measure.

I will never forget Juniper and all the good times I had there. I wish everything could have stayed exactly like it was back then, but alas, things change and nothing ever stays the same.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Update

So I haven't posted on here for a few days and I just feel like I need to. So here is an update of what has been going on in my life right now, starting with last weekend:

First of all I went to go see my school's performance of "I love you, you're perfect, now change" twice. It was hilarious. The best part was that I knew practically all of the songs because Amanda is the understudy for the show, and she had been singing the songs around the apartment for weeks. It was so fantastic that I probably will go see it for a third time before they close.

Saturday:
Me and Amanda were pretty much left by ourselves. So we decided to go on an epic adventure across campus. We ended up walking around like zombies, joining random strangers in a game of steal the flag, and exploring the haunted pipe tunnels that run under the auditorium with a girl who lives across the hall from us, Danielle.

Sunday:
My friend Amber came over and we ended up taking fall pictures with Amanda. It was loads of fun. We were later joined by our friend Josh Durfee and some theater kid I had never met, who turned out to be pretty funny. Together we made brownies. Afterwards we gathered up a bunch of kids, (mostly theater kids so they were all very loud, but I'm not complaining) and I was introduced to the single greatest game I have ever played: Hostage. The object of the game is that there are two teams, the teams split up into two groups: the drivers and the hostages. The drivers then take the hostages of the other team, blindfold them, and then drive them to some remote location out in the middle of nowhere where they would have no idea how to get back. (To make it not entirely impossible we had a driving time limit of 20 minutes) After the hostages had been dropped off and abandoned, they then had to call the drivers of their team and try to direct them to come pick them up. I was super fun. I'm not really sure how, but Madison and Amber (Who were the drivers on my team) knew exactly were we were by the very vague directions we gave them. So were were picked up shortly after we were dropped off. The other team, however, was not so lucky. Madison and Amber had gotten on the freeway and driven them all the way to Kanaraville. It took them a good 40 minutes after we had returned to the apartment to get back.



Monday:
Most pointless Halloween ever! I didn't even get to dress up or carve pumpkins. I was pretty depressed about this, especially since I had the best 80's bridesmaid's dress to wear. Oh we did watch a scary movie though. I think this was on monday, was it? Oh well. So we watched this movie called "The Box" you have probably heard of it. It was about this guy who drops this random box with a button on top on this family's door step, and tells them that if they push the button they will receive 1 million dollars, but someone they don't know will die. It wasn't really a "scary" movie, but it was pretty suspenseful. It got kind of weird towards the middle, but in the end it redeemed itself.

Tuesday:
It snowed! It didn't last for to long, but for the few minutes that it lasted it was snowing hard!



Wednesday (worry free!):
I realized at about 2:00 that I didn't have anything to make a "found object" sculpture out of for my class at 4:00, so me and Kadi drove up the canyon in search of some treasure. We ended up finding a lot of great stuff! Earlier in the year I had found some old rusted metal things up the canyon that I had brought home for an occasion such as this. This time I found some bullet shells, a skeet, (I don't know if that's actually what they are called, but it was one of those clay discs they use for skeet shooting) a broken mirror, and a bunch of colored broken glass. After looking at all my found objects, I realized that one of my metal pieces had two semi-evenly centered holes that kind of looked like eyes, and another piece looked just like a nose. So I decided to make a mask. (this might have been influenced by the fact that I have been playing Zelda: Majora's Mask lately) So far it is turning out pretty cool, I will put a picture of it up when I finish.



Thursday (today):
I just got back from art insights. The speaker was so funny! His name was Chuck something, and he was a photographer. He was so strange and he kept staying the most random things, but it was hilarious! Plus his photos were quite cool. Plus plus, I got to see Gratten, who I haven't seen for what seems like forever. Man I forgot how much I love that kid! Gratten if you are reading this, which you probably don't read my blog at all, I just want you to know that you are an awesome friend! Amanda, you too! I love you so freakin' much! (and I know you read my blog :)))) (extra chins for enthusiasm))

But yeah, that was my week in a nutshell. I hope to have some epic stories from this coming weekend. (Wow this is probably the longest post I have ever posted, sorry if it was a bit of a read, if you even read this far, if you even read my blog)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Victory is mine

Let it be known that today I, McKenna Horman, at the hour of 2:30 have finally completed Zelda Ocarina of Time! Something that I have been working towards for a long time. Now this is 2/6 of the zelda games that I own that I have completed. I know thats not a lot, but trust me, these games are hard.
Now its on to Majora's Mask!

Friday, October 28, 2011

I liked today, (before it was cool)

Today had to be one of the greatest days of my life. Today was the day that I got to dress up as an old man. No it was not for Halloween or anything like that, but for my photo class. Our assignment in class was to take a self portrait, and as I am not to fond of pictures of myself, I wasn't too stoked. But then I had this ingenious idea: I didn't have to be myself at all. Our teacher gave us full freedom with this picture as long as it had a concept behind it.

What I came up with was kind of a joke about hipsters, but at the same time reflected my secret wish to be hipster. ( I already have the "bands no one has ever heard of" music part down great) But anyways, I was on my favorite website the other day, Iwastesomuchtime, when I found this picture that sort of spiked my idea.


I thought it was perfect.

So what did I do next?
Dressed up like an old man of course! (It wouldn't have been quite as fun if I had stayed the same gender, plus I don't think it would have worked as well)

And so after half and hour or so of putting on makeup, getting my outfit together, (I would like to thank Nick Hilton for letting me borrow his pants, and Amanda Dayton for doing my makeup, and letting me borrow her hobo clothes) having to deal with a gross yack hair mustache going up my nose and in my mouth, and driving to the Grind, the result was this:


Best. Day. Ever.
Thats all I have to say.


Friday, October 21, 2011

Life: Unriddled

I have determined what I am going to do with my life.
Forget about school, forget about work, I have found my final goal in life.
What is it? You might ask.
My ultimate and final goal for my life, is to learn how to play the uke. . . like this:

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Gore!

Again this post is really late, sorry about that.

Last week I agreed to help Madison with here makeup class by letting her practice on me. Of course I was super excited about this, because what makeup was she doing? Gore makeup!






Pretty awesome if you ask me. 
I was apparently beaten, given a black eye and bloody nose, and a huge gash on my forehead.

Later that night, I was staying up late studying for a test while Nick Hilton was doing homework in our apartment, when Rachel came home with a chinese goose egg that one of her residence had given her. The goose egg was grayish in color, and smelt of cat food. We had to try it. We cracked the egg open and cut it in half. The inside was grayish as well, except for the yolk, which was mushy and yellow. It looked disgusting to say the least, and Rachel chickened out on tasting it, but me and Nick were brave enough to try it. And how I regret it. Not only did it smell like cat food, but it tasted like it too. Also, It had a real grainy texture that just added to the grossness. Immediately I spit it in the trash and ran to the sink to try and rinse it out. However, the graininess was very hard to get out, and my mouth still had traces of the egg in it for hours. But now I can proudly say, that I have tried a chinese goose egg.

Dec Your Door

So this post is kind of late, due to the fact that I have been super busy. (Playing zelda and such) But I'm posting it now.

Last week was our schools dec your door Halloween competition. First prize was Howl tickets (the Halloween party) and 2nd and 3rd got pizza for the room, so of course we wanted to win. It started out that we wanted to win just for the prize, but then after we walked through and looked at everybody else's we wanted to win just for competitions sake. The hall that I live on is Harry Potter themed, so my roommates and I thought it would be a great idea to make our door match.

After 2 whole days of work, and agonizing hours spent kneeling on the floor painting (My knees were quite sore afterwords) this is what we came up with:






After all this hard work, we were judged, and the scores came in. We had placed. . . 4th!? I couldn't believe it! After looking at everybody's I was sure we would have came in 3rd at the very least. And we were sure we had put way more effort into it then most people did. Furious, we decided we would look up who had won the top three spots. 

Now this is where I get really mad. I wouldn't have been so upset if the doors we had lost to had been really cool, and there were some really cool ones out there. But no, the ones that won were all pretty lame I must say. Not to mention that 2 of them were a "fire hazard" which we were told that you couldn't have anything stick out past the door frame or else you would get disqualified. Hence why we move our snake's head up out of the door where it used to be. (and looked a lot cooler) I was mad. But you know, it was still a lot of fun to make even though we didn't win. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

I Need Some Wub

One word:

Dubstep

My newest obsession. (I tend to have a lot, don't I?) While surfing the Youtube today in search of some sick dubstepping, among the Pokemon, Zelda, and Harry Potter I came across the most amazing piece yet.

2nd word:

Inception

Put them together and what does it equal?
-Awesomeness

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Gawh

Creepiest thing of my life.

I am going to have nightmares for weeks. I found this an seriously was about to puke due to how creepy it was.

Here is the story of Edward Mordrake, a man with two faces. (Voldemort (but so much creepier)):

Edward Mordrake was reportedly a 19th century aristocrat in England. He supposedly had an extra face on the back of his head, which could neither eat nor speak, although it could laugh or cry. Edward begged doctors to have his “demon head” removed, because, supposedly, it whispered horrible things to him at night, but no doctor would attempt it. He committed suicide at the age of 23. via imrimri.tumblr.com

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This is not a real picture (there are none) but an artist's representation.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Oh no! Snow!

There are many things in this world that go great together:
- Milk and cookies
- Hair and hairspray
- Black and White (from 1965 and onward (haha just kidding))
- Hobos and Cardboard boxes
- Chairs and tired legs

Snow and Biology homework, however, do not mesh so nicely together.

I woke up this morning only to look out the window and see a thin layer of slush on all the cars. Immediately my heart sank. As the day wore on, matters only got worse. At about 12:00 today was when I first witnessed snowflakes falling from the sky. I cried out in despair. To top things all off, I was stuck doing biology homework in the library all afternoon. Biology has got to be the hardest class I am taking this semester, and we always have a ton of homework. At the moment I have given up on homework and am writing this post.

To cheer up all those who are hit with this early winter gloom, here are some funny pictures:




This one is titled "Reach for the Stars!"






Hope you enjoyed these.