Monday, September 5, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
So apparently I'm in a teal buying mode. I'm still loving the color of my yarn for my Cowl "teal-ish" and I bought these shoes at Marshall's the other day. THey're almost the exact same color! So I'll look color coordinated while knitting. Hey I try.
I found a song that makes me wish Brendan and I were going to have a first dance. It's called Kentish Town Waltz by Imelda May. It's so awesome. The chorus:
and we stuck with each other with all our might, we pulled it together and held real tight,
And I'm glad for us, I'm glad mo chroi but it's nothing to anyone except you and me
There were wrongs for every right, there's ups and theres downs
But you're the one for all my life, my true love I have found, yeah you my love I found
Alas, Brendan and I dancing = pointing and snickering by everyone around. I'll pass on that.
In other news my new girl crush is Olivia Wilde.
I want her skin. I WANT IT. I went to a dermotologist for the first time and she gave me prescription for $800 worth of creams that good ol WalMart got me for $20. SCORE. So in my head by the end of this I will have skin like hers. Yes I realize that might be completely not possible, but do I look like I care dammit? I WANT HER SKIN. Ooh I really like this pic of her. It's very English looking. Like she should go jump on a horse in the English countryside.
And lastly, I miss David Tennant. So I'm starting to rewatch all the old Who's with him in them. I just bought the Martha season. Even thought I hate Martha, I broke down and bought it jsut so I could own all the David ones. Have I mentioned that I'm HEARTBROKEN that Much Ado About Nothing starring him and Catherine Tate is ending it's run in london just like TWO WEEKS before I get there???? SADNESS!!!!!!!!
That's all for now!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
So, as I said, Pity Party Averted.
Monday, August 8, 2011
I think it's always harder when what was supposed to be a good week or day takes a turn for the worse. Maybe things wouldn't seem as bad if you hadn't had expected all to be happy and good. Such was the last week. My mom was coming to visit, we had a big event, mom was staying all week to hang out, then my bridal shower. The vent was great, fun, my best friends came out, me Audrey and my mom had a ton of fun. Then at dinner my mom got a call that my grandfather had a stroke. We got her a flight that evening out of San Diego up to Oregon and she was up there all week. Her poor dogs had no clue what was going up. All week it's been ups and downs on his health. Some days great improvement and some days major backsliding. I wish I could go up there, but really even if I could, my relationship with them hasn't been the best over the last decade. It had been years since they'd talk to me when I finally talked to them at my Aunts wedding a few years ago and even now, they don't call or write or anything. I send them cards sometimes but I miss them a lot. I miss my Papa the most. Then my bridal shower just ended up being a hang out with my geek squad (not my idea to call us that but it's definitely not a misnomer) plus me getting presents. I love my girls, knitting and hanging with them is always the best stress releiver. They are amazing people and I'm stuper damn stoked that I know them. I can let my inner geek out and they love me more for it :-)
So now I'm just trying to piece things back together. I basically took a mental health day today, spent time with my mom, had a good cry in my car this morning, got some stuff done. Lots of events coming up and school starts at the end of the month, so I'll be keepng busy. Luckily I get to see my mom quite a bit over the next month so there's at least that.
And I'm halfway done with my cowl. So basically I should just stop bitching eh? Things are never as bad as they sound in your head I guess.
On a parting note, if anyone prays or anything like that, please keep my grandpa in them. It would mean the world to me. Thank you.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
First thing on the agenda: KNITTING!
I've just started a new project for myself. It's the Infinitude Scarf by Jeni Chase that I found on Ravely. It was EXACTLY what I was looking for and I had my yarn all ready and waiting then..... realized I didn't have the right needles. BLAST! So I had to order them online. and wait. Okay it was only 2 days that I had to wait but still, I wanted to MAKE THIS!! So last night I get home and there are my needles.
I get out my AWESOME Sheep(ish) yarn in Teal(ish) and start knitting. And after casting on 240 stitches and doing half a round I realized this yarn MIGHT not have been the wisest choice. It's kind of itchy and fuzzy. Duh, it's wool. Well a wool blend. But.... I'm truly madly deepy in love with the color. Ooh wait wasn't that a Savage Garden song? Let's bring it back to Junior High! Wow haven't thought of that group in a while. ANYWAY, I decided I'm going to attempt to finish this scarf cowl wrap thing and then attempt to knit another one before we leave for ireland. THe whole poitn of this is so I have something to keep my head/neck warm while we're in freezing ass England and Ireland. So that's the plan.
In other news, my best friend is getting married in a mere couple weeks. EXCITING
and I'm going to see not one but TWO 100 monkeys shows at the end of Aug SUPER EXCITING
and then I get married Sept 10. Where has the time gone?!?!?!?!?
Monday, June 13, 2011
Being who I am, and having gone through all that I have, it's really hard for me to see people veering down a bad path. I see the beginning twinkles of it, worry but generally let people live, because I know as well as any that attempts to right them are futile. And then something happens. And it did. With no excuse or reasoning, only defensivness and table turning, there was nothing for me to do. I tried to put it all out there and got slapped in the face with a big bowl of "It's your fault, you should've.." She was slated to be in my wedding and had so far done nothing, not even get excited for me. So I'm done. I hope and pray that she gets it together and moves up and onward, but I can't get sucked back into old lifestyle and old behavior. I've come too far. So, I have a new bridesmaid in my wedding and I'm honestly BEYOND excited. I think my wedding party are some of the most amazing rad fun people I know. My new bridesmaid is literally like a twin sister I didn't know I had. I laugh more with her then I even thought was possible.
And so life goes on. Work, wedding planning, stressing about business, enjoying moments with loved ones and just trying to smile and be happy whenever I can.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Anyway, makes me want to play music. I wish I had time to play again. Oh well.
School is out this week! I have three finals and Wednesday night is my last one! I've got so much shit going on this summer it's not even funny but it'll be nice to have evenings off again. Come Fll Semester I think I'm only taking the one accounting class, because I don't want to miss a bunch because of the wedding and honeymoon.
This summer, I want to knit more, run more and sew more! That's the plan!
oh and I already bought my tickets to see the 100 monkeys in Aug :-) Twice.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Then Audrey and I drove back to the LA area, we went to Ikea and Joanns, which are always a good time. Then I dropped off Audrey around 6pm and drove to Hollywood. The Monkeys were playing! Got there a little late, around 8pm. Some really awesome bands played, Polaris At Noon, Vanity Theft, Hunter Valentine. I made some friends, danced around, drank some enrgy drinks. Finally a little after midnight, they came on stage! THE MONKEYS!!!! YAYYYY
I have a renewed love for Jackson. I mean really, could he be any cuter/adorable? Jeez la weez. They opeend with Ugly Girl and through the night played the monkey song, shy water, Reaper, Sleeping Giants, and a bunch of other awesomeness, including some new songs off their next album. I was bummed they didn't play Junkie or Made of Gold but I don't think they play those at shows very often
The show ended around 2am and I drove home. Traffic in Hollywood was ridiculous. I finally got home a little before 5am. I had been up for 25 hours and that last 30 minutes of getting home was ROUGH. But it was worth it! Amazing, show, can't wait for them to come back to LA again soon! I'm going to try to make it to their shows whenever they're nearby!
Friday, February 18, 2011
SCORE! Tomorrow is a 100 Monkeys concert! Can't wait! I'm going alone, but I dont even care, i'm going to have fun. Get to see my other imaginary boyfriend sing and dance and play music haha
My work has been going great. I really like everyone I work with and the work itself isn't too difficult, but keeps me busy and the days go by quickly. School is good too, I like my classes, just a lot of work but I'm glad I decided to only take three this semester. It's really hard to keep up with making things for Bop and Rocksy, but I'm trying.
AND one of my awesome friends is having a little bday party on Monday and I'm going to attempt a birthday cake for her. Hope my plan for it works out
And life goes on!
Friday, February 11, 2011
Life has been crazy for me with school and work. Mon-Wed I go to work at 8 and finish school at 10pm. It's hectic but Hey, that's life right? I try not to complain too much! and my favorite author has a book coming out in a couple weeks that I'm BEYOND excited for!!!! Yay for Feb! :-)
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Anyway, I was thinking about my previous post, trying to decide between my three leading men. Then I started really thinking about it. Hmmmm, David Tennant: Engaged with a pregnant fiancée. Matt Smith: Dating a model (Gavin Rossdales daughter). John Barrowman: Gay and has a husband (well civil partnership I think). Darn!!!
In other news, I stumbled across an awesome blog recently: Dangerous Romance. She blogs about urban fantasy and paranormal romance books (my fave). I recently won a contest and will be getting an Advanced Reading Copy of a new book! I'm super excited to get it! If anyone reads this blog, check hers out! haha
Back to Torchwood. I sort of like Owen, he's kind of an ass. The actor that plays him's real name is Burn. Who names their kid Burn? He has an interesting mouth.
Started a job and school this week! It's a temporary job, but I like it and the people are nice and I'll just hope that maybe at the end of tax season they'll find a reason to keep me :-) School is good, but man I'm going to be busy!
Remember my super secret project I'd been working on and was having a hell of a time finishing? well I finished it! No it wasn't the Christmas present it was originally supposed to be but luckily for moi, my friends bday is in Feb! So she got her present today!
Not sure if you can see the leaf motif in the white but MAN that was rough. I ripped it out probably 3 or 4 times because I just kept messing it up. But you know what? It was all worth it because she LOVED it!! YAYYYYYY!
But sadly, the day took a turn for the worse when I realized today was the day Comic Con tickets went on sale and they were sold out when I went and checked. WHY!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? How am I supposed to hunt down and abduct Matt Smith now?!?!!? It's not fair!!! Why is the universe against me????
So, to make myself feel better, I downloaded Torchwood Season 1. I mean really, if Captain Jack Harkness can't make me feel better, then who can? I mean besides the 10th or 11th doctor. I'm sure they would make me feel better. Hmmmm now there's a dilemma, David Tennant, Matt Smith or John Barrowman? Something to ponder while falling asleep tonight! :-)
Monday, January 24, 2011
My mom decided to come visit this past weekend. I didn't realize how much I needed to hang out with her. She makes everything better. Not by doing anything really, just by being herself. I can always count on my mom :-) I'm still feeling a lot of the crap I've been freaking out about lately but I'm also feeling stronger and better all around. I found out I got an extension on my unemployment so the fact that I haven't found a job yet isn't going to put us in the poor house yet. Brendan built me a ribbon holder recently and my mom and I put all my ribbon on it. No surprise it's already full but it'll definitely help keep the office a bit cleaner and more organized.I also was able to find an Adipose knitting pattern, SCORE. and I'm working on a Dalek dishcloth for my friends husband. He let me borrow all his Doctor Who DVDs so it's a thank you. I hope he'll like it. I've got like a million things I want to knit! I've been feeling knitty. So I'll be working on a blanket for my sisters new baby due in May, the dishcloth, a bear for the new baby, an adipose and my knitting group project of a sweater thing with this amazing cable tree on the back. It's beautiful, hope I'm able to make it.
School starts next week and I"m looking forward to it. Need to get books but don't have the money right now so not sure how that'll work but something will happen. And Audrey and I are doing our next event in Feb and then a few more after that so that'll be fun too. Lots going on in the near future. But first things first, I'm turning 28 tomorrow and I'm spending the day at Disneyland! Disneyland makes everything better. I'm sure of it!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
CraftGecko - really cute stuff! Love this pendant Really cute idea! Also a couple items for Breast Cancer Awareness, which is close to my heart since my aunt and Grandma both had it. Beautiful stuff!
Panda Love - If you like Kawaii, this is the store for you! Baggies full of Kawaii stuff like memo sheets and stickers! I love how cute this stuff is! Makes me wish I wrote or did something that I could use it!
The Fiction Dept - The postcard collector in me really thinks these are just amazing. I always hate throwing out postage, wishing there was something to do with it, because some stamps are just so beautiful.
Kelly Zarb - Beautiful, Colorful & Whimsical. I love the word whimsical, don't feel like I get to use it often enough. But I just love this little bird, sitting on it's branch on a pattern no less. These things never even would pop into my head. So darned creative!
Lampshades N Lollipops - Oh my. This shop was just out there waiting for me to find it. I mean really, I've been on my Doctor Who marathon for a few days now (finishes Series 1, 2, half of 4 and half of 3) and then in a swap I come across a site with little blue police box earrings??? If I could wear earrings (can't, allergic) I would buy these in a second! I love them! And I love this store!
And this concludes our etsy post for the day. Awesome site, Check. It. Out.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
In other news, I've watched all of Dr. Who series 4 in about 3 days and I'm in love. The Doctor even wears Converse. Now, I don't think his collection is as random as mine:
but nonetheless, it's awesome. Makes me feel ok about continuing to buy converse haha. I've seen some really cool custom chucks that I've been eyeballing. So anyway, that's all I've got going for now. Still looking for work, school starts in a couple weeks and I'm almost done with my Top Secret Knitting Project! Things are A-ok.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
During the summer I decided I needed a change and went red. I LOVE it. I feel like it's very me. The only downfall is the upkeep. Dark roots showing the world I'm not a natural red, darn them! But luckily my hair gal is a friend of mine and an amazing magician with hair. She's seriously AWESOME. Shanyce at J Russell Salon in Palm Desert!
Anyway, so Dilemma #1: Brown or Red? On one had I miss my brown hair, it was healthier, curled better, was so EASY. I had the whole super pale skin, dark hair thing going haha. But I've been told numerous times that my hair red looks totally natural and I totally pull it off. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Okay, next to think/worry about. Makeup. Natural? Retro? Smokey eye? I'm slightly obssesd with blogger/youtube makeup GENIUS Kandee Johnson, her makeup tutorials are so awesome, I could watch them all day. She has a wedding one, that's a sort of smokey eye that I think is beautiful. I also like the video on fall makeup look A LOT. If you like playing with makeup, check her blog and videos out, I could watch them forever, they're awesome.
Well I have some time to think about it, so I'll have to start putting together ideas and looks for my hair and makeup, try them out and see what works!
Friday, January 7, 2011
In other news, I don't think I got that job. The recruiter woman called me and said that they said they didn't think I was a good fit. But it was weird because she said that the woman said I didn't seem sure of myself. But I never interviewed with the woman. Oriana said maybe they were confusing me with someone else and she'd check on it, but as of right now that's where it stands. It's really a bummer and frustrating and also makes me just like nervous for any future interviews. I never thought I came across that way, but who knows. So, onward I go, applying to as much as I can and hope something works out.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Also, not everyone knows, but I collect postcards. I've been doing it for a while, have hundreds from all over the world. So my save the dates are actually postcards that we had made :-) I'll be sending the save the dates out by the end of the month!
Ooh, I just thought of something. This will be my last birthday as a single woman! haha. I'll be turning 28 on Jan 25. I just know that this wedding is going to sneak up on me and be here before I know it! :-)
Monday, January 3, 2011
PS - going to Disneyland for my bday at the end of the month. Yea!