Years before Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and even MySpace, the preferred choice for social networking was Xanga. Yes, that blogging website that you either used to detail every single day of your middle or high school experience or used to keep in touch with your friends via comments and eProps. The new crop of social media websites have left Xanga to rot in recent years and now the website is on the verge of shutting down. (You can, however, donate to keep the site afloat if you’re feeling particularly generous and/or nostalgic.) Upon hearing this news, I realized that I had to save and archive my old blog entries! I haven’t been really consistent with updating this blog, or my previous blogspot blog (Bob Loblaw’s Law Blog?), but I was pretty good with updating my Xanga all throughout my four years of high school. I started blogging right as my freshmen year of high school began and kept up with it until the summer before college. I never really look at it anymore, except for the rare night when I’m feeling really nostalgic. So, if you’re like me and want to preserve all of those high school (or middle school) memories of failed tests, first concerts, Quizilla results (YES), movie nights, make sure you create an archive of your entire website!
Due to my embarrassment (and the sheer volume) of the cringe worthy and mundane material found on my Xanga, I’m not going to share the link here (if you do know it, let’s all recognize the brilliance of my username), but I will share some of my best (AKA stupid) entries.
[Side note – please recognize the brilliant foresight in the following post]Wednesday, September 29, 2004
So I’m sure most of you have heard about the news regarding Conan and Jay Leno and if you haven’t it’s most likely that I’ve told you. I’m so happy for Conan because this is such a huge honor but at the same time I’m worried. Most people who watch the Tonight Show the typical audience for Conan; how would they react to certain things that they do on the show? I’ve read some article in which this idiot (some old guy who watches Jay Leno) says that when Conan takes over “he’s got to stop all that spinning stuff”. What the hell. That’s his trademark! WHAT WOULD CONAN BE LIKE WITHOUT HIS STRING DANCE? HUH?Would Conan have to change? Most celebrities are safe at the Tonight Show (Jay Leno pretty much asks the stupidest questions) but it’s totally different at Late Night. Will Conan have to start acting nicer and stuff? Plus The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien doesn’t really sound good. Who’s going to take over Late Night? I was watching the Insider (haha. Pat O’Brien. Why did he leave Access Hollywood if he’s just going to move to some other entertainment show? I thought he was “moving up”; remember his coverage of the Olympics on NBC?) and they threw out a bunch of suggestions.People I wouldn’t mind taking over: JON STEWART, JIMMY FALLON, JIMMY KIMMEL.
People I have a problem taking over: CARSON DALY (oh my god please no. *gags* He’s not even funny. What the hell are they going to do with him as a host??). TONY DANZA. (worse than Carson Daly. Please please please God no. Ugh. Thank god his show airs at 3 when I’m still at school).
Well, at least I have 5 years to think about all of this…..
Thursday, October 02, 2003
Do you know how most people are afraid of the dentists?? Well, I’m not afraid of the dentist, but I’m afraid of the optometrist….yup…I’M AFRAID OF THE EYE DOCTOR!!!
Okay, so yesterday after school I went to the optomotrist(how do you spell that??????) and I panicked……because my stupid doctor always seems to purposely (okay….not sure about the spelling..*cough*fanny*cough*…..say my eyesight got worst so she can get more money……(I need a new pair of glasses…get it??)..so I go into the room….and she tests my eyes……then…..*evil music plays* she dialiates my pupils by putting in this yellow stuff….it feels super weird…so she shines a bunch of lights and stuff…which hurts since my puplis are larger……and I go outside to choose my glasses or something…and then….SHE SAYS SHE HAS TO TAKE PICTURES OF MY EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh man…the last time she did this was too years ago and it was not the funnest thing in the world to experience…….I had to put my face into this thing and look directly into this small orange light. Then out of nowhere there is a small green square moving and she tells me to follow it…I follow it and FLASH!!!!!! I experiance a few seconds of blindness……Dude..it hurt cause my pupils (once again) were dialated (anyone know how to spell this?)….so when I closed my eyes I saw this big blue circle….it sucked…….oh yeah….ever notice how amazingly bright flouresent lighting is??? It actually gave me a headache…..
Wednesday, March 17, 2004
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!! I really hope all of you are/were wearing green today. Or else I’ll have to pinch you!! (seriously, you don’t want me to pinch you. Mwhahaha…)Let’s see…today in Modern World we watched some old German horror film with atonal music (classical music with absolutely no melody). The music was okay in the begininng but after awhile I began to get a headache. The movie was alright; it was silent and you had to read the dialouge and stuff. Oh and somebody painted the film so ocasionally there was a tint of blue, green, or orange.I failed my math test. Stupid upper bound lower bound thingmabobber…grrrr…Yesterday I took the last School of Rock flyer. I might scan it and this time actually try to crop it and make it not sideways.Oh yeah, I got a nose bleed while at Kumon. I hate radicals.
Monday, June 07, 2004
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
By Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson (II)
AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I watched it on Saturday with my dad and my brother. I LOVED IT. IT WAS A MILLION TIMES BETTER THAN THE FIRST TWO. (in my opinion. ) Of course there were things that they skipped and things that were out of place (for example Harry getting his Firebolt at a completely different time) but I think it was okay. (they didn’t explain who Moony, Prongs, Padfoot, and Wormtail were and that’s kind of important. Towards the end I kept waiting for him to ask). I mean they put things together seamlessly and nicely. GO WATCH IT. NOW. Is it weird if I thought Proffesor Lupin was strangely attractive?
Friday, September 02, 2005
Saturday, February 04, 2006
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
There are waaaaaay more posts that truly show you how much of a loser I was back in high school (lots of emo posts…and I mean, literally, posts about emo music) so I will spare those of you who clicked on this entry. Hopefully, this post reminded you of how great it was to not have statuses and tweets and how as a result, you were able to blab on and on about your day without feeling embarrassed about it because it was actually fun to read about all of your friends’ days at school. Yes, I stalked people online before Facebook and MySpace. Yes, I’m probably FB stalking you right now.
(Oh, for those of you who did have Xanga, remember how you could customize your blog with a scrolling message or a song that autoplayed? I used to think that was so cool, but I’ve just realized how annoying that must have been. Apologies to anyone who had to endure that on my Xanga and listen to songs like this or this.)