Thursday, September 2, 2010

New red shoes! I have a bit of an obsession with red shoes. These are a little more subtle than most of mine though, so I'm hoping I can get away with them at work. I'm off to find out!


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Tuesday, August 31, 2010


This just brightened my day

25 cute cats in boxes

Things have been really rather boring around here lately. I am still trying to adjust to this schedule (Which is to say a schedule with constantly changing variables) but today I was awake and out of bed before 10 and that felt pretty good. I got my hold removed from my school account (They're still fighting me on that one semester, even though I now have a GPA of 4.0 (If you don't count that one semester)) and I finally got to writing a letter to the dean asking that the semester in question be removed. I mean, it was six years ago, and considering the fact that for the last three semesters I haven't gotten anything lower than an A-, It's time to let the damn thing go.

I also got together all of my supplies for my latest crafting project! I've been on Craftster for a few months now, and I heard rumor of a swap in the forums, for Tank Girl!! So exciting! Tank Girl is a movie that I fell in love with probably...jeeze, 10, 15 years ago? When I heard that the swap was happening for all things TG related, I just couldn't help myself.

I'm not going to say anything yet, because I linked to my blog on my profile and I don't want to give away any surprises for my partner, but I'm pretty stoked on what I'm putting together. I'm going to take pictures all the way through, and I'll show you guys the process and finished products when it's done!!


Now I'm off to actually start sewing, not just talking about it.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Oh Hai Interwebs!

I'm suffering from lack-of-computer-time-itis i think, I just spent about 4 hours staring at the interwebs, reading a ton of blogs, looking at hair color reviews, shopping for mood rings and goggles, and checking my schedule for classes that start wednesday.

It's strange. it doesn't feel like weeks since I've been on, but it has been. Sorry I haven't been around! I'm trying to adjust to this new schedule. I'm still waking up at 7 because that's when I got up for my day job, but then i fall back asleep until 10 or sometimes 11. it's kinda bumming me out. I'm looking forward to school starting again. I'll still have the bizzarro bar/food service schedule, but it will put some order in to my life. hopefully then I can start doing productive things again and not laying around and watching 8 episodes of Futurama in a day and eating pizza.

The new job has been going really well. I'm making pretty decent money (More than I was at the desk job it seems) and its flexible. I hate that sometimes I wont see Adam for a day or two, but we're making a point to do date nights when I don't work, and that makes up for it.

We're also planning for a vacation in October. We're going out to Portland with friends of ours! I'm so excited! I've never been to the west coast, but I love everything that I see and read online. Plus, we've been talking about moving out of Maryland for a long time. I don't want to jinx it, but I think this vacation might be a bit of a scouting tour! I'm really tired of the HORRIBLE traffic and crime and violence and drugs. The job market is terrible, no one wants to pay, yet our housing market is INSANELY inflated. We paid over a hundred and sixty thousand dollars for our house. It's a semi-detached. We spent almost two hundred thousand on a trumped up townhouse. And that's nothing out of the ordinary here.

I'm looking forward to living somewhere that's green, not concrete. That doesn't have rampant murders and drug use, mostly by children under 20.  I'm looking forward to going somewhere that doesn't make me shudder at the thought of having children.

I love my city, but twenty six years here has made me harder and angrier than I ever want to be. I want to live somewhere soft now.

wow. so there's my little impromptu rant!

Anywho, I have a bunch of pictures from the new camera, but I can't find my card reader. Grr!! As soon as I find it, I'll have stuff posted!


Saturday, August 14, 2010


I just got an email from Anthropologie

It had one thing in it, a picture of these boots.

In a frenzy of excitement I opened the link, only to find that they were $300.

WHYYYYYY?!?!?!  I'm going to go cry a little now.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

This weekend...

This weekend was a lot of fun. Spent the day Saturday baking cookies and hanging out with my mo and sister. Then went south for a bit for a cookout with good friends. It was a really long day but tons of fun!

I made two different kinds of cookies. One kind was the Root Beer cookie that the Dainty Squid wrote about. They were delicious! And really really easy. I think next time I'll need to add food coloring though, to get them a little darker.

I also used a recipe that Adam found online Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookies. I wasn't too into them at first, but WOW. I totally underestimated these guys. They're AWESOME! I can't wait to have them for breakfast this week :)

Today I worked about nine hours. The morning was really slow, but it picked up a lot at night, so hopefully tips will be good! (We do a tip pool because all of the servers help each other out, so they won't know what everyone gets till the end of the night).

Now I'm just waiting to go to sleep for what is my last full week of my day job. It's a bitter sweet thing. I'm really happy to get out of there, but I'm really going to miss a lot of the people that I work with (And some of them not at all.) But, I have pretty good contact with a lot of them outside of work, so I just have to make sure to keep that up!

Next weekend I have Saturday off, we're going to see Scott Pilgrim!! So stoked! Then I'm going to spend the rest of the day working on my new project. I found this guy on the side of the road by a dumpster. I don't know who was throwing it away, but I can't wait to clean it up and give it a new paint job.

The wood is really beautiful, and I'm actually sad to paint it, but it's got a lot of superficial damage that's going to have to be filled in with wood putty. I plan on painting it black and doing the insides of the drawers bright colors like greens and purples. And maybe getting some nice handles for it. I'm super excited!

Hope that you all have been doing well.


Thursday, August 5, 2010


Training is going pretty well. Unfortunately, I don't have a computer at all at work anymore. I mean, I am leaving, so it's not like I need one, but I get bored! And I can't blog every day like I was loving doing. But that's ok. Just under two weeks left, and then I'll have all day to blog my little heart out.

For now, lets do a little anthropologie lusting.

I can't tell you the last time that I actually bought something retail price. I always try to find it either on sale, or just skip everything completely and go right to the clearance racks. It's gotten to the point that even my wish lists are clearance. Is that sad?

I'm going with no. I think thrifty is sexy. ;)

So here are my top picks for dresses and skirts that are currently on clearance at anthropologie!

I love the cut of this dress. I love octopuses too. You put the two together, viola, instant pretty.

The colors of this dress are so nice. It would be a great addition to any wardrobe because with simple accessory and shoe changes it could go from the beach to work to a night out.

I'm not usually an orange person. But the color combination on this dress is so pretty. Coupled with that silhouette, this is a great summer dress.

I think that a good, dark neutral skirt should be a part of every wardrobe. You could pile on tons of bangles, necklaces and beads, a slightly baggy tank top, and a pair of wedges and do total gypsy/boho chic, or you could pair it with a fitted button down, cropped cardigan and kitten heels and wear it to the office. There are few things this skirt couldn't do.

Flight 'Round The Garden skirt

I love the shades of green in this skirt. The monochrome is truly beautiful too. It's a very bold skirt done in a very subtle way. Love.

Ok. It's only 10:30 but I'm off to bed. Tomorrow is Friday! I sure am excited. I have a girls lunch planned too!

Hope your Friday is awesome


Tuesday, August 3, 2010


I have a new baby! here it is with my other baby. She's pretty curious about it. It's reminding me that there are perks to having two jobs. Like having an expendible income. I'm making a point to not use it as such though, and now that the camera is obtained I'm saving everything. Sorry I've been so quiet. I have two weeks left at the day job! soon I will be back. I'm so very excited! AND I'll have a whole ton of great pictures! :)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy weekend!

I addition to my crazy schedule, today is my Dad's birthday (Happy birthday Dad!!) and tomorrow is my Mom's. (Happy birthday Mom!). So I will be extra busy.

To start your weekend off pretty (and apologize for being extra quiet), here's my favorite nebula (People have favorite nebulae right?) to keep you company

Hope your weekend is beautiful!


Thursday, July 29, 2010

god I love funnel cake

I love Natalie Dee.

I also LOVE the state fair. (Cows! CHICKENS! I love chickens!)

So this cracked me up this morning

I can't wait for our fair to start!

Also, they hired my replacement! She starts Monday. Since I'm currently doing a lot of my blogging at work, it might be quiet around here next week and the week after. I'll try to post at night though. I'm just glad that I would have 60+ hour work weeks soon!  :D

Celebratory funnel cakes for everyone!


Monday, July 26, 2010

8 days a week

So the work schedule is still full tilt, minimum of 6 days a week, 8 hours a day. Money is good though. Really close to having my DSLR!!

Also, my sweet loving panda said that because I had been so good and working so hard, he thought I deserved a present. He bought me a Bamboo tablet for the computer! I'm so very excited. I've wanted one for a long time. :D

Tonight, in a rare moment of quiet, I did this little sketch. Its neat how much it really responds to you like a pencil.

Now I'm off to bed, and to put more red in my hair, and peel off the remainders of this sunburn. MMMmm, flaky skin.


Friday, July 23, 2010


While I am actually enjoying this two job thing, and the extra income that it brings, I can't wait to have free time again. I have been sitting at my desk all morning daydreaming up some amazing sewing and painting projects, and I'm so antsy to get started!

Unfortunately, that's not today. First job 8-5, second 6-3am. 18 hour week day, here I come! Hurrah!

Oh well. It's almost done. There was a third interview today. Hopefully one of them will work really well!

For now I'm going to go re-watch all of the Scott Pilgrim trailers. Again. <3

Happy Friday everyone!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A holy crap moment

I just wanted to share this with you because it BLEW MY MIND

Lightening in Athens, Greece as seen on NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day

It's not the heat

Right now it should be a very pretty 88 degrees outside. The very pretty refers to what 88 degrees usually feels like. It is currently about 8,000% humidity though, so it feels like 98 degrees.

Today I am thankful for my freezing cold cubicle.

The weather around here has been really impressive lately though. Because it's been so hot and humid, there has been a TON of thunderstorms and heat lightening. (Adam keeps telling me that there's no such thing as heat lightening. I keep telling him to shut his mouth.) I LOVE lightening and thunderstorms.

The dog does not. AT ALL. In fact even the slightest rumble (Or firework, or fire cracker, or car door closing loudly) sends the dog into a fit of hysterics where I'm positive that one day she's going to shake so hard she explodes. I feel so bad for her.

Is she not the cutest thing? I find it hard to talk about her without posting pictures of her ridiculous cuteness.

I started this post with something to say but now I don't remember what it was. I'm sure it will come back to me. For now, here's another picture of heart melting adorableness.


Monday, July 19, 2010

On tolerance

I found this article recently on MookyChick, and thought I would share. There was a lot of intolerance in my life from a lot of different people (Myself included) on a lot of different subjects.

Everyone will encounter something in their lives that they don't understand, or find frightening, disturbing, angering, or some other negative emotion. They will do or say things that are intentionally or unintentionally hurtful to people that enjoy these things. This is just a fact of life. We don't mean it (Hopefully) but some day, somewhere, it will probably happen.

This article from mookychick is specifically geared towards J-rock. However it's got a lot of helpful advice for people dealing with "Strange hobbies" in general. And most of it is pretty common sense. We all know the golden rule. We should make great strides to apply it, especially at times when we just don't understand some people. Even if those people are furries.

Have fun with life. It takes all kinds of people. And those people you think are super weird and you just can't understand them? They probably think you're a little strange too. 

(And don't worry, I'm not hatin on the furries. I've got them in my family, and I have a great deal of love.  <3)


Window shopping

As I've said before, I've had the shopping bug bad, but I've been making great efforts to spend as little money as possible. So here are my recent must haves (Ok, really wants.) from

Tell me this is not the sweetest dress ever. The ruffle down the front and black piping on the edges are subtle but add so much. And that color is perfect. This is a great dress for the office or a date. Sweet, yet flirty.

This is a great summer dress. The detailing on the hem and bust is so nice. It's a more sporty cut and fabric, which is made really feminine by little details like that. It would also be really cute for work or winter paired with a cardigan. 

I love the simplicity of this dress. I don't typically for an empire waist with pleating, but I think it works really well in this piece. The sleeveless/turtleneck combo is also really versatile. It seems light enough for a cooler summer day, but would be very cute with a cardigan and tights in the winter.

I am a sucker for eyelets. And for gray. Both of those points stated, I love this dress. The embroidery at the top, and eyelet details are subtle but really feminine and fun. I love the scalloped cap sleeves too, it's an unexpected detail that adds a lot.

This is a little more formal than most of the other dresses, but tell me you wouldn't wear it every chance you got. Most definitely my favorite dress, I love everything from that adorable sweetheart halter top to the beautiful yellow and black patterning on the hem. This is a perfect dress. I might have to be saving up for this one, right after I finally get that DSLR.

Speaking of cardigans, I love them too. I have a pretty serious collection, and I'm always looking out for more. I would love to know where I can get this one, because I love it, but the site it's on shows it as out of stock, and I can't seem to find it anywhere else. Grr! 

Well, it's probably for the best. It's all about saving money right now, right? The fewer temptations the better. :)

What are your thoughts? Have you had your eye on any dresses lately?


Sunday, July 18, 2010

There's no place like home

I'm glad to be back. As much fun as vacation is, it's always nice to come home.

Plus the sofa bed that we were sleeping on was hell.

I'm remembering that the worst part of sunburn is not the burn but the horrible itch that then burns even worse. I'm glad it's not really bad, and it's already starting to clear up.

Vacation was really fun. I didn't take as many pictures as I thought I would, but that's ok. It was only about two and a half days. It was a lot of fun to spend time with my mom and stepdad and sister, and there was extended family there too that I got to see for a while. It was a pretty good vacation all in all. AND we spent under $100, which is another big bonus.

Tomorrow though it's back to the real world, so I should get to sleep.

Hope your weekend was great too!


Friday, July 16, 2010

Adam: holy shit! that kite is like 800 feet long!
me: the dragon?
Adam: thats not a dragon. that thing's the WORLD ENDER.

Edit: they pulled it down soon after this, and as it was laying on the sand Adam says "it looks ashamed now, like it's saying I'm sorry, I didn't mean to eat stars". Love.
Hunter S Thompson has been keeping me company this vacation. its been very nice. he's helping me work on my tan. I wish I could spend every friday like this.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I have arrived...

at the beach.

it's 1 am and I'm too tired to show my excitement after a 3 hour drive.

beachy posts to come.


Friday, July 9, 2010

So close, yet so far

I turned in my resignation letter yesterday. Super crazy mind exploding exciting.

I also told them I would stick around to train the new person.

What the F*CK was I thinking? For the love of god I'm going to chew my damn hand off if it means getting out of here. I hate spreadsheets. I HATE THEM. I also hate tapping. TAPPING MAKES ME WANT TO STAB BABIES. Yet the guy two seats down from me (Who will remain annonomous because he's an awesome guy but MY GOD THE TAPPING) Seems to just LOVE TO TAP.

I'm going to start clawing at my face by the end of the week.

Sorry, I feel that the content of this blog has slowly degenerated. I hope that you still enjoy it though! It occurred to me the other day, that while some of my favorite blogs are ones like A Beautiful Mess and The Dainty Squid, they're not the kind of blogs that I should write. Because they're not blogs by me. They're amazing and wonderful and a great source of inspiration, but I can't do blog posts showing awesome pictures of my awesome vintage collectibles or updates on my latest crafty beautifulness for sale in my store, because those things aren't a part of my life. My life is full of working and school and whining about things and in between all of that being rather ridiculously goofy.  I think that so far I've been really true to myself, but I have also censored myself a bit for fear that you're all going to say "That girl's just wacky" (a thing my mother says on a weekly basis) and leave. But from now on I'm going to be a little less censoring. (Except for the word f*ck. I'm going to try to not use that. Cause I use it a LOT. No promises though.)

And I'm ok with that.

I hope you are too!

I forgot where I was going with this. But oh well.

I've been doing more shopping than I should ever be allowed to do (Mostly more black stuff for work, and my new hat. NEW HAT! :D) so I have to limit myself now to purely window shopping. I have a ton of that to share. It will be up soon.

Happy Friday all!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

woo! New favorite hat obtained!

Now if it would only go below a hundred degrees so I could wear it...

Good news everyone!

I don't have Lupus!

One disease to mark off the list

Edit: This is the second time I have used this title for a post. It's because whenever I say it I say it in Dr. Farnsworth voice from Futurama. And that cracks me up.

the one that got away?

I have one goal today. One, singular goal.

That is to make it to the mall on my lunch break and buy my perfect hat.

I went shopping with my sister this weekend. My new job has a dress code that specifies very little except that everything should be black (or jeans). I used to LIVE in black. It was the only color I wore. Even my jeans were black. But somehow a lot of that has wandered out of my wardrobe, and thus needed to be replaced.

While on this run for black, I came across the PERFECT kelly green knit slouchy hat. It was HUGE, which is good because I have a deceptively large head. It was my FAVORITE color. It was super cute on.

It was also $17. Being as how I had already spent about $40 (And am very poor), I just couldn't justify that.

However, I have since remembered that I have been looking for the perfect slouchy hat for literally about a year and a half.

$17 is reasonable to end that frustrating search.

Now I Just have to hope it's still there.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I do have things to say

as it stands though, I have been going through nearly violent bouts of twitchyness.

I'm currently sitting here shaking my whole desk because I'm bouncing my leg up and down so fast. I have a large number of doctor's appointments this week. I'm also planning on finally quitting my job. (Another reason I've been so quiet. I've been training at my new job after I leave  my old one). Doctors make me nervous. They take blood. I HATE IT when people take blood. I either cry or laugh hysterically. Like a mad man. It's rather frightening.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to talk to the hubs online for a bit. This was my opening statement

me: i got to come home after the doctor
  cause i did all my work early
  and the doctor stole my bloods
  and one of the bloods was to test for lupus
  and i wanted to tell the nurse not to bother
  cause its never lupus
  everyone knows that
 and now im a little woozy
  the only cure that i can see
  that becomes apparent to me
  is sleeping
  and lots and lots of cheese
  the cheese will make me well
  i am teh hungree
  i didnt eat my sammach
  so its still at work
  waiting for me
  i will eat it tomorrow
  for now though

That is a usual sentence for me. I'm a little twitchy. and prone to rants. and changing the subject rapidly. I try to downplay that when talking to people I don't know (Or when blogging) but sometimes it leaks out.
Now, I'm going to go probably drink more coffee (I'm sure that will help) and maybe actually write my letter of resignation for my first job. That might be helpful. Instead of just disappearing one day.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010


So I got the job! That's the reason for the quiet this week. I've been leaving soon to be old job and heading down to new job for scheduling and paper retrieval and such. I also still have class until the 14th, so over all it's been a jam packed week! I'm so very excited though!

I go in tonight to start real, official training. I'm nervous, and a little sad, I will admit. I'm going to miss being home every night and weekend. BUT Adam and I have both been working really hard on furthering our educations and this will make it easier on both of us. (He doesn't study much when I'm home. I'm a bad influence.)

I'm also excited because I'll be at my old job still for a while, until I'm completely trained and they find someone to replace me and they're trained. So any money that I make at the new job won't HAVE to go towards bills. Instead, it's ALL going to go towards my camera! YAY! I already have about $500 saved up. So close! I'm almost to the body, then just a little more for the lens I want.

So much excitement! And it's a beautiful 78 degrees outside today! I think I'm just going to explode if I have to sit in this cube much longer!

Hope your week has been amazing too!

(Oh, and Hi to new followers! YAY!)


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Waiting!! RAH!!

Still waiting for a phone call.

Found out today that I could double my classes and go full time and not have it affect my schedule there at all. But that's only if I get the job.

I'm going to go pray to something. Hell, I'm going to go pray to everything

Monday, June 28, 2010


I had a second interview today with a restaurant I would LOVE to work at.

Of course I was late.

I left 40 minutes early, made great time, and one exit away, I hit GRIDLOCK.

I mean takes-20-minutes-to-go-500-feet-sloths-walk-faster-than-this gridlock. So I was very late. And my phone was dying. But it stuck around long enough for a call to 411 and a transfer to the restaurant, and a frantic explanation of what was happening. And then I made it there. And I think it went well.

I hope.

I wonder what I did karmically to deserve things like this?

Oh well. One day I'll master the ability to get somewhere on time. Or I'll find a way to open a wormhole and teleport there.

 I'm sure that either one could happen.

Weekends with wings

So the last few weekends have just been zooming by. This weekend was no different.

I took some pictures, but haven't loaded them, and I have stories but not a lot of time. So I will leave you with a promise of a longer entry later, and some videos to make you smile. (Or, if you're as overly emotional as I am, cry your eyes out)

Oh TJ Thyne. I love you!

The only seat belt campaign I have EVER supported. (Don't get me wrong, I think they're important. But around here the slogan is "Click it or Ticket" and it makes me want to punch things.)

And finally, one of the luckiest little kitties ever. AW! I get so warm and fuzzy!

Article here

Hurray for overjoyed weeping!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Oh Friday

I think that's just going to be the name of every Friday post I ever make. It just seems to want to happen that way. Why fight it?

It's been a strange day so far. I've spent much of my lunch break sitting and watching the AMAZING San Smith work through her Ustream channel

I really find her whole life to just be so inspirational, and she just makes me smile. I'll admit it. I have a desperate girl crush. :)  But how can you not love an adorable, pink haired, amazingly talented person like her? I'm looking forward to this weekend. We are going to a local punk festival Saturday and seeing Less than Jake, and Tonight, I'm going to Johns Hopkins University to check out their observatory. That should be a lot of fun. It's a MASSIVE telescope and should offer all kinds of wonderful sparklys to look at.

Other than that there hasn't been much happening. There has been a lot of preparation for happenings. but nothing yet. I have been applying for a TON of jobs, and actually had a talk with my boss that went very well and pretty much told him that I was looking to leave. I love my job, and I love the people that I work with. But spending every day sitting behind a desk, and dealing with a ton of mental stress is not exactly my cup of tea. I like to be moving and dealing with people and staying active, and I actually get really depressed when I can't do that.

It is also getting harder and harder for me to get the classes that I need to finish, being as how I can only take night classes. So I've been looking to retail management and waitressing/bartending, and recently a reference desk job at the library (Which I would kill for. seriously. it's a sweet job) So I'm really hoping to hear something soon. (PLEASE PLEASE!!!)  Adam's also looking for a new job. I don't want to talk about his situation (Again with the fear of job retaliation) but I'm staying hopeful and supportive. Cross your fingers for us!

I also had to make a few doctors appointments, the last one with a neurologist, to get some stuff checked out. It's scary, but not terrible, and totally manageable if it is what I think it is. So hopefully that will be good news. I don't want to say anything and have everyone be like OMG!! And then come back with never mind! HAH! Yeah. so. When I know something you will. :)

I'm off now to finish my bit of work and maybe go home early, and I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend!!

And if you need a little pick me up, check out this adorable little lady.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010


For the third time this month the AC went out in my work building.  It is MISERABLY hot when that happens.

I was going to post something today that wasn't giveaway related (Sorry about all that!) but I think my brains might have been fried. Later. Or tomorrow. Whenever I start to feel like I'm capable of breathing again. It's hard to do that when the humidity is 185%.  ;)


Giveaway season?

I always got excited because spring and summer were flea market season. Apparently they're awesome giveaway season too!!

Check out The Dainty Squid's new giveaway! A chance to win a SWEET hoodie from MungoCrafts!

I'm really torn between these two

I have been DYING over her stuff for SO LONG, but I just haven't had the money to spare. How sweet would it be to just win one? :D

and I'll even grudgingly wish you luck too if you enter. ;)  I kid.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

on flip-flops and waffles

It's a very hot week here in the Baltimore area. Upper 90's for yesterday and today, and it looks to remain that way for much of the week. I would be doing nothing but lay in my parent's pool all day, given the choice. Unfortunately real world stuff exists and I have to go to work and school.

Today at work I picked up this little cutie. (One of the perks of working around toys and comics all the time)

I think I'm going to name him Patoot.We hung out in my car at lunch.

I would like to point out to my high school choir teacher that this is where my treacherous life that's full of sin has lead. I'm obviously unstable and doing devil worship in my car. with stuffed animals. :P

I would also like to point out my new favorite necklace

Woot yard sale finds! It's got neat little animals on the back too. I should probably take a picture of that. I DID take a picture of my hand. Cause I burnt the crap out of it last night taking a pizza out of the oven. Again with the dangerous life I lead. You can see the little sucker there by my thumb, all wrinkly and charred. So sad.


The craptastic picture quality is due to the fact that these were all taken on  my phone. While I was sending them over to my email for posting and such, I also came across these gems from February

Yes. There is something wrong with us. But tell me he's not adorable in that hat?  <3

oh, so anyway. Back to waffles and such. I'm going to say a word. It's a bad word in our house.

It's Baby


I have this funny problem, I have a broken baby clock. It's not that I don't want kids, I just...well...I don't really care.I just don't. I have very little opinion of children either way.

There are times where we talk, and state that we have cats, and you can put cats in clothes, and carry them like babies (And oh I do. Both.) and thus we do not need a people baby. And a lot of times I'm totally cool with this.

And then sometimes, there's a little part of me (I think it's my uterus. Damn uterus) is like, but...aren't they so cute?

And then I'm like, yeah uterus, they are. But you can borrow one from a cousin like ANY TIME. (Seriously, we breed like rabbits).

But sometimes...on a few rare occasions, I find myself having the talk with my uterus, and....agreeing. Hell yeah they're cute. What could we name it? Wouldn't it be so cute in this little skeleton hoodie?? And then I get excited.

And then a few hours later I don't care again.

I know that its not something that I even want to think about happening for another few years. I want a new job, that I love. I want to finish school. I want to teach. And then, well...Then maybe we can revisit this line of dialog uterus. Maybe then.

Until then, I'm just gonna keep reading adorable blogs like Sometimes Sweet and living vicariously through them. :)


Monday, June 21, 2010

accessories are important too

So I've been looking at buying a new camera. I've said something about that before, no? I believe so.

This morning, I came across this Giveaway from the wonderful Sweet Irie!

A giveaway to win one of her awesome handmade camera straps? Yes please!!

You have until July 5th to enter, good luck if you do!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

and raindrops on roses and yadda yadda

Some of my favorite things (Read, most of my favorite things) are barnyard animals. I love them. One of my biggest dreams is to live in a house with land enough for some sheep, goats and of course chickens.

Sheep and chickens are probably my favorite. Seriously. Have you ever hugged either? You're not really living until you have. Chickens are awesome huggers. They're super squishy cause of all those feathers. They're modest though, and they usually try to squirm away. I think they're embarrassed that they're so awesome to hug.

Last night Adam showed me this picture and I squealed in a frequency that was only really heard by the dog.

Seriously, How SWEET is that sheep!?!? Do you not just die looking at his happy little face?! I do.

I'm now going to go laugh so hard I throw up. Just a little. :)


(BTW I have NO IDEA where this picture originated. If you do, let me know! I want to give credit. (And hugs and high fives for taking the most awesome picture ever))

Thursday, June 17, 2010

It must be love

Last night Adam and I spent a good half an hour watching Katy Perry videos on youtube. It all started with curiosity over the California Girls video, and blew up into a full blown distraction from dishes and studying.

There's something heartwarming about snuggling with your hubby, watching super girly cupcake and Barbie themed pop music videos, and hearing your man say "Her videos are SO COOL".

This morning, on a completely unrelated site, I came across the following beautiful creation on sale at Neiman Marcus

                         Via Neiman Marcus

His response to my email containing the ad?

"lets buy 2 and we can make our own Katy Perry video"

Am I not the luckiest girl in the world?


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Damn you little orphan Annie.

Now I have that Tomorrow song stuck in my head. I swear. One wrong thought and you're stuck with something in your head for the rest of the day. :)

Anywho, I'm feeling better. I can't say much better. But it's definitely a marked improvement.

I spent the morning making and planning some purchases. I got House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, and ordered all 6 of the Scott Pilgrim books. I've already read all of them (Well, all 5 that are out), but I didn't actually own copies. I'm so super stoked! For that AND the movie! I can't wait for August. :D

I've also been researching nice SLR cameras. Currently I really want the Cannon Digital Rebel XSi, but Adam is pushing for the Nikon D90. My thought process is, we have two flip video cams, and I hate grid lines in viewfinders, and think that the GPS capability is stupid, so why would I get the Nikon when I can get the Cannon, a great new lens and a remote and STILL save somewhere around $200? Don't get me wrong, I like Nikon a lot. It's just not exactly in our price range right now.

I'll wear him down. ;)

Oh, and did I tell you about the great wasp adventure? (No, I'm not talking about the hair metal band)

A few weeks ago I went to lunch, and thought that I would enjoy the day by eating my sub in the car, with the windows down and the radio on. It was really nice, and I spread everything out on my lap and was listening intently to NPR when I heard this strange noise. 

I turn to look and a GIGANTIC wasp almost smacks right into my face. 

I have NO IDEA HOW, but I managed to keep calm, and sat there, barely breathing, waiting for him to fly back OUT the window. 

So he flies around, and lands on my steering wheel, and then on my door handle, and then decides that he's going to land on the wrapper on my lap. 

Only he doesn't. 

He keeps going, and lands on the seat right next to my leg. Now, I can't see him, because of the wrapper on my lap. (And I'll be damned if I was moving!) so I'm just holding my breath and feeling like I'm going to vomit and waiting. 

He'll fly back up, I think. He's just on the seat. 

No. He's not on the seat. 

He's up my dress.

The very SECOND I felt that fluttering in my skirt, I yanked it away from my leg, threw myself out of the car, and ran screaming across the parking lot, shaking my skirt out like a mad woman. 

(People will move away from you  very quickly when you do this)

Across the parking lot, I assaulted some poor woman by loudly informing her that I had a bee up my dress and holding my skirt up around my waist insisting that she look for it. (THANK GOD I was wearing tights!!)

She informed me there was nothing there (And also left very quickly) and I was left to make my way back to the car and perform a full wasp inspection. 

I don't know where he ended up, but I'm certainly glad it wasn't attached to my bum. 

To this day, every time I wear this skirt and it brushes my legs my heart stops, just for a second. :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

rain clouds.

Sometimes it's just not possible for me to be happy.

I know that it's in my head. That I can wake up and make the most of the day and be happy, no matter what. But sometimes I can't. Sometimes I'm just too tired.

I'm tired of fighting, and feeling trapped, and being mistrusted for no reason.

I'm tired of being looked down upon by people who are no better than I am, and who don't actually know the real me.

I'm tired of feeling like there's no way out of things.

I'm hoping that soon it will change. That I'll be in a position where I can tell you everything without fearing the consequences. That hopefully there will be nothing but good news in the near future.

I want to go home, to snuggle with my cats and get hugs from my husband while he tells me things are going to be ok.

Instead I have class.

At least I remember my homework this time.

I'm sorry for not being very good company today.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

I'll be honest

I teared up a bit.

Ok, I teared up a lot.

This amazing project collects Polaroids from cities all over the world, capturing the people that live there, and their dreams.

These can be found at

People are amazing creatures

And I want her to accomplish her goal of raising giant sea monkeys. I'm just saying. I support that.


Friday, June 11, 2010

Good news everyone!

A while ago I was invited to participate in an art show where designers from all over were provided with a tiny little Yoka and told to go crazy. 
Hi little Yoka!

So anywhoo, this is my little guy! Cause let's face it, there's no more appropriate attire for a bear than a bear suit

Just look at that tiny buttflap!

I was pretty proud of the little guy, and his hand stitched bunny. That stinker is SMALL. (Yoka himself is only about 2 or 2.5 inches tall)

Well, I received word today that my little guy sold! Yay!! There were so many amazing artists involved that I thought surely he would be lost in the crowd, but he's found someone to love him after all! (Though I really am just the teensyist bit sad to see him go) It was definitely a happy start to the weekend.

You can see a ton of other pictures and find out where they're off to next on the facebook page!