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Saturday, December 26, 2009

pepperoni stick romance

Stockings are the favorite part of christmas in our house. We just all love the random little gifts. Anyways, my mom was opening her stocking, which my dad did for her, and she pulls out this long package and gets the happiest look on her face. "Are these what I think they are?" she smiles. She unwraps four tillamook pepperoni sticks and just couldn't be more pleased. I don't think I have seen my dad win so many points from a gift...ever. Not with beautiful jewelery, not with a day at the spa...never. She was so touched. Almost moved to tears I think.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

In love

with the flowers in this wedding. perfect.

Friday, December 11, 2009


is far far far too close. I lost track of time and I'm moving and have no idea what I am going to do. I love doing home made gifts, esp ornaments but haven't seen anything really fun and interesting that I would want to gift. Last year I made beaded snowflakes. I was so pleased with the result but I can't think of any equally elegant, interesting ornaments to make...

Listening to Christina Aguilera's Christmas Album

Always puts me in the spirit. Slowly cleaning my room and thinking about decorating for Christmas tonight.
I start a new job in Portland on Wednesday. Left Steve on good terms and ready to have a life again. Had the best night of sleep in months last night knowing that nobody is going to send me across the country at a moments notice. It was lovely.
Will be crashing with Melissa in her apartment while I look for a place, which I am SO excited for. I am going to live by myself (well, plus joseph) and I really think it will be a good thing. I can decorate however I want. I see so much floral in my future. And an octopus themed bathroom. Yeah, you heard me.
So sad to leave my roomies in the Eug but will see them often as I can't live without them. Looking for a place within blocks of Melissa and David Z. Can't wait.
I'm going to be working as an administrative assistant- similar to what I did for Steve minus laundering tighty whiteys and plus free time. 8-5, M-F. yes. please.
I will be putting in my two weeks at Marie's this weekend. So sad. I love my job there. And I love the people, especially my boss. I'm probably going to be a big fat mess on my last day.

Friday, October 30, 2009

wedding planning

I think that wedding planning should be approached as though you are "branding" the couple. Creating their room-feel and aesthetic as a couple. Making something that represents them as two individuals and as a couple. Something I would like to do someday.

Post-edit. Original blog entry was at 3:14 Am this morning. Actually surprised that the first drunken blog entry took a year.

It almost makes sense. And was something that I was going to write about anyways but...goodness.

Monday, October 26, 2009

out with the cosmo, in with the glamour

I was at the airport this last week, looking for something fairly mindless to read on my 7 hour flight. I had already been through this month's Cosmo and since Scarlett Johanson was on the cover in the shot above which is really fun and sexy and amazing(and I have a sizable lady crush on her/wish I was married to Ryan Reynolds((I know the photo of him is gratuitous but...why not I say?))) I decided to give GLAMOUR a try. I've been reading Cosmo for years, not because it's good necessarily...because it's not, and the articles started repeating after I'd made it through about 6 months of my first subscription, but because I like the absurdity of it and it's a magazine I know my way around. Sort of like, when you get really used to a grocery store and when you need a jar of minced garlic you know EXACTLY where to find it?? Cosmo is like that for me. I know where to find horrible sex advice and completely unrealistic fashion editorials. I quite frankly assumed all women's magazines were carbon copies of Cosmo and so there was no point in switching it up. I was wrong. Glamour is still a pretty typical women's magazine with the usual sections on hair, makeup, men, sex etc. However, the stories had...wait for it...substance. And the fashion editorials had some (if not all) clothes that I would really consider wearing, hair styles that wouldn't get me >committed, and health advice that didn't involve comparing calorie counts of a turkey wrap and a turkey sandwich. Also, they are in the middle of what seems to be a pretty legit campaign to have realistic models featured. And I LOVE the way they are going about it. Their article featured a beautiful photo of several plus size models (sizes 10-14) and went on to explain that they don't want to put "normal looking women" in their magazine. Because, none of us want to open a magazine and see an over-worked, stressed out, emotional mess. Magazines are a form of escapism. We want to BE these women. We don't want them to BE us. So the idea is to have healthy, average-sized, BEAUTIFUL women in the magazine. Women who look glamorous and amazing. Women that we are still jealous of but not in a I-better-go-throw-up-my-lunch kind of way. I love the idea of opening up a magazine and seeing a size 12 woman rocking the latest trends because for one-that lets me know that I could wear what she is wearing and look good. And for two, three, and four it's about fucking time. I personally don't think stick thin women are pretty. They gross me out a little and I imagine that having sex with them would be really painful. This is not to say that skinny women can't be beautiful I'm just gonna go out on a limb and say that a HEALTHY size 0 woman's vertebrae don't stick out like stegosaurus spikes. Glamour's push for a healthier image of beautiful women came from the attention given to the "woman on page 194" pictured below. It was a small picture but it got a LOT of attention, letting glamour know that there was money in soft ladies. Her photo is NOT airbrushed which is so lovely.

I will not abandon Cosmo entirely. I like to read the sex articles out loud with my ladies and if I need minced garlic I'll know where to go but changes are afoot, people.

So uh, buy glamour. They're not perfect but they're better. I'm going to subscribe...after I get paid of course. I leave you with the photo I mentioned before with all the beautiful women...some of which are actually BIGGER than me. When do you EVER get to open a magazine and be she's hot. And I'm actually skinnier than her. never, that's when. Click to get the full sexy.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Oh sweet baby jesus...

sweater-gasm. I need at least half of these. NEED.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

flowers and learning.

floral arrangements from ink and peat in Portland.

"And introduce an element of cynicism and darkness into it and just realize that we're all vulnerable. We are humans. There is a finite end to this life and we're all going to face it and a little silliness can help."
Alan Thicke

"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."
Edgar Allan Poe

"I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that's the basis of Greek mythology."
Brendan Fraser

"Would it be beautiful or just a beautiful disaster?"
Kelly Clarkson

"Falling in love-you should go with it, regardless of whether or not your heart gets smashed. You'll be a better person."
Sandra Bullock

"Falling out of love is very enlightening. For a short while you see the world with new eyes."
Iris Murdoch

"All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears - of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, or speaking before a Rotary Club, and of the words "Some Assembly Required” "
Dave Barry

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I love this line.

I've been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and laughed

I wrote this for you

quotes from this sweet ass blog.Pretty emo most of the time, but in a really good way.

And you keep whispering the same story to yourself "I'll be unhappy now because that'll make me happy later. Because that's how a story works." So your happiness will always happen later, never now. Life isn't a story. Life is chaos.

Things just break sometimes. Maybe we should blame that third person we became, that personality we shared together. Maybe it's their fault because you're a good person and I think I'm a good person too. We just weren't made for this.

Oh shut up. Every time it rains, it stops raining. Every time you hurt, you heal. After darkness, there is always light and you get reminded of this every morning but still you choose to believe that the night will last forever. Nothing lasts forever. Not the good or the bad. So you might as well smile while you're here.

This is not where art and commerce meet. This is where commerce slips something in art's drink. Steel coffins, gears grinding with glee. There's space on the conveyor belt for one more. This one's old and rusted, jaded and the green has faded. We need more bright dreams to sell. Who knows. It could be you.

what is going on I wonder.

I mean sweet jesus, what the fuck is going on? I just had to re-read my last blog entry to remember what my life was like, pre-Steve. Steve is my boss. He is a cowboy/entrepreneur/environmentalist/hard ass/ funny guy/good hearted/ mean sunofabich/genius. I am now working as part of his 3-person administrative team. The man runs something like 5 companies/projects mostly to do with renewable/green energy and he owns my life. I haven't been home in a week, and am typing this entry from a hotel room in LA. Since I started the job I have traveled to a 1.2 Million (yes, million) acre Ranch in Nevada, to New York, to New Jersey, to Hawaii, and to LA.
That documentary, Houston We Have a Problem, that I mentioned in a previous post...he owns the production studio that made it.
I just spent 5 days in Hawaii. Expenses paid. I was in Hawaii on business. I mean what the fuck. And also, here is the first hotel we stayed in.

And to be quite honest, the photo doesn't do it justice. This was in Waikiki. We moved to the North Shore for the second half of our trip and stayed at Turtle Bay Resort, where they filmed Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Honestly the resort was a let down, but the sweet ass villa that the girls moved into before I was sent to LA was amazing.
The shitty part of Hawaii-couples EVERYWHERE. Nothing but honeymooners and just generally disgusting couples.

Brings me to my next point, been single for about a month. Still weird. Still haven't taken the pictures down in my room (not that I've had time). Basically just figuring my shit out.

Living with Jason Box and Maggie is lovely. I miss them. And Joey.
Joseph and I have been going to the dog park and he's hilarious to watch. I was a little worried about taking him because people are idiots about pit bulls but he is so irresistible everyone loves him.
I think that's it for now. Ask me about Brazilian BBQ sometime.

Friday, July 3, 2009

this blog post is far too long

Sometimes when I don't write on here for a while I get really overwhelmed about what I should post. How will I remember the things that I wanted to share over such a long period of time? Is there anything worth sharing? And then I get a complex about my life.
Marie Calenders wants to make me a supervisor. Heaven knows I need the money. I'm going to take the position but in the interest of not letting myself get stuck in a restaurant for years I'm trying to find something with more substance during the days. I've registered with Americorps and am looking for something through their listings but everything I love requires travel and giving up my other job. While this is something I would love to do, just like moving to Portland or Woofing or wandering around the country....there's one little problem. Student Loans. My payments are so hefty that I have to have a steady job. I can't do anything that doesn't guarantee a certain amount of income. So I'm searching for something in Eugene. I've found a couple things that I need to write cover letters for. I hate writing cover letters. I guess I just don't know how to do it properly. I still would love to do something in Wedding Planning but I guess I don't know where to start and none of the planners in town have taken me up on my offer of free help.
Even though I feel a little stuck in Eugene I still love it here. Everything is so pretty here right now and there are delicious burritos at the supermercado across the street, sugary crunchy amazing waffles available till midnight a couple blocks down, and a lovely park around the corner.
The country fair is next weekend and I can't afford to take time off which is so depressing. So I'll just have to rush my way through during the day and then head to work. And really, how am I supposed to get my boobs painted if I have to go to work after?(ps- I don't know them. found them on google)
There are a couple of documentaries coming out that I'm really excited about. One is Food Inc and the other is Houston We Have a Problem. I know that the Bijou is going to be playing Food Inc and I'm going to see how many people will come see it with me. My guess is not many. For some reason most people I know would rather not know what they are putting in their bodies. Not that I'm perfect. I ate like half a bag of ruffles yesterday.
I've been watching a shit ton of CNN lately. And before MJ died, it was actually really informative. For the first time in a long time I felt like I had an idea what was going on in the world and didn't feel like a disgrace to Political Science majors everywhere. But since Michael died, all I know about is Michael. I'm curious of course, just like everyone else. But I really wish that he was the second or third story and not the first. There's still a lot of important shit going on all over the world.
Speaking of Michael, that was an odd moment. Michael Jackson died. How weird is that? Box and I were on our way out to the video store when we heard. Blew my mind. She made a good point when she asked me "Are we seriously old enough for our celebrities to be dying?" My mom called me to see if I had heard, and while I was calling her back she was on the phone with my brother to see if he'd heard. It was kind of surreal. I grew up on MJ. My brother and I were obsessed. Anyways, I've been listening to nothing but Michael for about a week now.
In other news that has absolutely nothing to do with my life, how fucking sad is Jon and Kate?
That's all I have to say about that.
The fourth of July is this weekend and I'm going to be at Marie Calenders. I'm really bummed. I love being at my parent's house for the fourth. Drunken family and fireworks. And veggie dogs that my mom buys special for me :).

oh, and I graduated.

Friday, June 5, 2009

what the fuck

Breaking news
My house is fully haunted. Offering evidences A and B
A-breakers that flip themselves off
B-doors that open and close on their own

This link lists ghost remedies. Among them,garlic hanging in doors(check) and painting your door red(check). Did the previous owners try to de-ghost the house?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


These are photos of the flowers that are growing at our house right now. I'm still deciding if I am going to pull up the bulbs and take them with me. Photos to come of my garden at the new house!

house, puppy

Joseph Monster Stalin Esqu. is my dog. He is at least half pit bull and was abandoned by his former owners and is still a little skinny but he's loving and hilarious.Also, as evidenced by this photo, a murderer of purple unicorns.

This is our house. It is near sweet life, laughing planet, and a lovely mexican supermercado with carnes frescas and delicious burritos.
Also, probably haunted. Notice the ghostlike blur (naysayers might call this a piece of lint or the cottonwood taking over the city). Also, tiny creepy door in jasons closet. Garlic hanging at the entrance of the garage. Spiders galore. kids hand prints all over the garage. General old house creepiness.
So I realize that my posting is erratic at best. eh.
Things that have happened:
My house got broken into and all of our shit got stolen
Box and Maggie moved into our new house.
I got a dog
Box got a cat

Things that are about to happen:
Graduation in 10 days
Student Loan payments begin
Move into the new place
Melissa and David Z peace out

Saturday, May 2, 2009

"For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command or faith a dictum. I am my own God. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us."
Charles Bukowski

Friday, May 1, 2009

babies do not belong on the book

Baby pictures do not belong on facebook and myspace. Baby pictures belong on an online album specifically for baby pictures. The link to that album belongs on facebook and myspace. I'm just sayin.

Thursday, April 30, 2009


I've been losing faith in my veganish diet lately. For a couple reasons.
1. I don't have any money to go grocery shopping and my roomies are all meat eaters so really the only food in the house that's me-friendly is pbj and pasta with red sauce. ugh.
2. Pizza smells amazing.
3. even though I enjoy cooking once I actually do it, I have to plan it ahead of time and that's annoying. So I've been living on burritos. Laughing planet, burrito boy, mucho gusto...all of the above. all delicious. But seriously, I don't think my diet is very balanced

But, the thought of eating meat actually grosses me out, which is a good thing. And I know that even a little bit of dairy would be a very slippery slope. And seriously, that stuff is terrible for you.

I began wading through vegan blogs again today. I found vegan dad. And he has restored my enthusiasm. I find myself adding every single one of his recipes to my 'must try' list. They all look so easy and are not based on mushrooms. Too much vegan food relies on mushrooms (including gardenburgers, apparently the only kind of veggie burger that restaurant chains recognize. sick. THERE ARE OTHERS. Give me some boca for goodness sakes. oh my gatitos negros) which I find disgusting. Vegan dad specializes in kid-friendly vegan, healthy food. And kid friendly food is mary friendly food.

Friday, April 24, 2009


The sun has graced us with its presence, however breifly. Sunshine means smoothies, less clothing, more reading, hookah, blankets on the grass, and obscenely wonderful sunglasses.
A lovely lady that lived in my hall freshmen year wrote in my signature book, "you look beautiful in the sunshine. I hope the sun follows you." It's one of my favorite things anyone has ever said to me.

Box, Jason and I have a home for next year. It is in springfield, but it's lovely. We'll just have to find a way to get home from the bars. :)

Friday, April 3, 2009

but seriously though

I know the food posts are getting a little out of hand, but seriously though...
I made the most amazing sloppy joes for lunch today. Better than any sloppy joe I have ever encountered. This is going to be the meal I make for people who are used to eating meat because it's so damn tasty.
Basic ingredients are fake ground beef, onions, green peppers, nutritional yeast, garlic, soy sauce, ketchup of course, dijon mustard, vinegar, and plenty of cholula. I also decided to put some shredded cabbage on mine. It was so damn good.
But seriously though...check this out.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

love love love it

How pretty/creative/simple. It's going in my idea book.
You can find more pretty things here

nah nah nah nah

I freaking love the lyrics to this song. Sugarland. I'm seeing them in July with all my ladies:)
Snake oil and roses. Pockets of dirt.
Hands of a fortune teller's son
Young love shaking the earth, like a heart shot out of a gun.
Lips like gravity pull me under. Wreckless weather on his breath.
Smells like rain, it hits like thunder.
A storm is coming, I got nothing left.

So we run... Yeah Yeah Yeah, we run.
Come undone like a string on a sweater, that you pull but you know better,
But doing what you shouldn'ts half the fun.
So we run.

Fire and laughter. Fence posts flying.
Feel the fever in the air.
Can't remember what came before him, and what after I don't care.
Hands are tremblin'. I Swore I wouldn't.
One more look and I'll give in.
Hundred reasons why I shouldn't.
But I lost my heart and wanted him to win.

So we run... Yeah Yeah Yeah, we run.
Come undone like a string on a sweater, old enough and should know better
But doin' what you shouldn'ts half the fun.
So we fun.

Nah Nah Nah Nah
Nah Nah Nah Nah
Nah Nah Nah Nah

I hear the lever on his voice. It's a calling not a choice,
And I can't keep myself from following the sound.
Yeah you may never know, how fast that you can go,
Till someone lifts your feet up off the ground.

successful cooking adventure!

I made delicious nutritious fajitas last night. For others this may seem like a small victory but I am by no means a cook. I took pictures of my tasty dish.
This is the recipe I used. I didn't add the spices, instead I used cholula. Next time I will use even more cholula. And I added corn.I mixed cholula with follow your heart brand fake sour cream. I'm a dipper. I like to have something to dip my food in.
This is my bowl of fajita mix, full of peppers, onions,corn, chilis and tofu. This was my first time ever cooking with tofu and it was super duper easy.Okay, I'm done bragging now. But seriously, go me. :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

rant number two.

So i basically grew up in restaurants. When I wasn't working in a restaurant i was working in retail. It is my firm belief that the world (or at least the US) would be a happier place if everyone had to work in a restaurant and in retail at least once in their life. It is incredible the lack of common decency and perspective that I see on a day to day basis. A few notes:
-If you order something, and you don't like it, that isn't our fault. If it's cooked wrong or there's hair in it, by all means let us know. But if it's just not your personal preference, don't order it next time. Restaurants make specific dishes in specific ways. If you want your meatloaf to taste the same as it does when you make it...then make yourself some damn meatloaf.
-NEVER. EVER. snap your fingers to get your server's attention.
-If you drink a cup of coffee in 30 seconds flat, do not expect me to keep it full. slow the fuck down.
-Unless the restaurant is empty, chances are that you are not your server's only table. Give her a break. Yes, servers should always give the best service possible, but we're human.
-COUPONS ARE A PRIVILEGE NOT A RIGHT. Free food is never ever your right as a customer. If you are upset by the idea of actually paying for your meal then please leave.
-If you don't have enough money to tip, please eat at home or go to McDonalds. I don't get paid enough to dodge your 8 bratty children and refill your diet soda 13 times if you're not going to tip me.
-When your server comes up to your table, dammit stop talking. Your conversation will be there when she leaves. She's got shit to do.
-If your server forgets something you asked for, ask again. politely. Don't keep quiet and hold a grudge through the whole meal. Think about how many times in a day you forget small things. And yes, the lemon for your water is a small thing.
-If you are out to eat and your 80 year old grandparents are paying, check the tip. They probably left five dollars, regardless of the ticket amount. Be a nice person and throw in some money for a proper tip.
-15% is baseline. If my server is shit I leave her 10%. If she's a total bag of vaginas I leave her change. But if your server is decent leave her 15-20%. If she's working her ass off, and you can afford it, make her week and leave a fatty tip.

That's it for now. I'll add as I come across infuriating situations.

Also- If you are rolled into the restaurant in a wheel chair because you are so obese that you can't walk and you order cherry a la mode for an appetizer and country fried steak with extra gravy for dinner, I'm judging you. Anyone who says otherwise is a liar or they're just as fucking stupid as you are.

vegan is a four letter word

Since I decided to change my eating habits, I've been using the word 'vegan' because I find that its the easiest way to explain that I'm avoiding meat and dairy products. It's a recognizable word. However, I'm not technically vegan, I don't think. There are actually lots of different perceptions of exactly what being vegan means. Some vegans don't eat honey because bees make it. I eat honey often. Some vegans won't eat sugar that's been processed using a system that includes charred animal bones. I am not nearly this intense. I am avoiding meat and dairy. I've been known to eat chips with whey and chicken fat in the ingredients. I had clam chowder at Mo's(and it wasn't very good). But for the most part I am being good. I'm trying to avoid high fructose corn syrup and other shitty ingredients.
Anyways, the point of this rant is that once people hear the word vegan or even vegetarian they feel as though they need to help you monitor what you're eating. I'm not allergic to meat. I'm not gonna die if I eat dairy. It's just a choice I'm making. I'm choosing to change the things I'm eating.So, I don't need food police. So dammit, i'm not a vegan. So please, don't feel the need to tell me that my meal isn't totally vegan. I probably already know. And I don't care.
Okay, I feel better.
I made asparagus last night my favorite way, which is drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with seasoning salt and baked till soft. I ate a lot of it and then this morning I put it on an onion bagel with follow your heart fake cream cheese. It was freaking delicious. I was going to take a picture but I really needed to put it in my body. so, maybe next time.
Tonight I'm making tofu fajitas and I'm stoked about it.

Monday, March 16, 2009

I'm kindof a stalker.

so, i stumbled upon this tumblr that i think i've mentioned before. this is my is a good heart.
I found my way to this girl's livejournal and have been reading it. it's a button on my browser window. I don't know her. I just read her blog. This isn't the first time. I feel like a total creeper but I'm addicted. I've put up a list of sites i love before but here is a savory new one.
the frisky, particularly their section called thoughts from guys on our im. It has been very enlightening.
Also, take a peek at the blogs I follow for some vegan cooking blogs that are going to probably be my saving grace. once my lazy ass starts cooking.
I made a new feather hair piece today for st.Patrick's day at work tomorrow. it's obnoxious and i adore it.
I also bought a binder and 6ish bridal magazines.
Jbox and i decided we're gonna be wedding planners and I am making an idea book. I'm excited about it. I shall scan things in that i find especially exciting. Also, I am resolved to visit more often. I just love her. I also love Jen. Jen is one of the creators of Ban do. This is a company that makes beautiful hair accessories similar to my feathery ones but a million zillion times better and classier. Anyways, this woman has the coolest life. She is a photographer, journalist, hair accessorie designer, and stylist. This is one of her blogs: my polaroid blog . I want to buy a ban do. Maybe I'll ask for one for my birthday this year.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

feather headbands and beer

It's been months since I wrote anything on here. I'm not sure why I've neglected but eh, it happens.I have been at my new job for about a month now. Hop Valley Brewing Company is a new brewery in Springfield OR. We brew our own beers and the food is quite good although our chef seems continually unaware that he works in a springfield (springtucky, as it is sometimes called). He is constantly frustrated by the public's inability to appreciate his complex foods, substituting american cheese for the chevre on our veggie sandwich and sending back burgers that appear to be underdone(apparently because we grind them in house and smoke the meat our coloring is different...?). The beers are tasty though. Even though I'm not a huge fan of strong beer I love a few drinks of the Vanilla Porter and the IPA. For the most part I really enjoy the people I'm working with. I work days so everything is very low key.
In other news I've given up meat and dairy. After some prodding from a friend I read Skinny Bitch and did some research online, concluding that meat was definately not for me and I could do without dairy. I miss dairy. I'm coming up on two weeks now and i miss cheese. Some of the fake dairy products are quite good. The cream cheese is spot on and the veganaise is perfect because I only like a little bit of mayo anyways. The sour cream is alright. Soy milk is different but still good. I was already using fake butter. The cheese however, is not even close. The texture is a bit much for me but I'm getting used to it. I've been browsing vegan cooking blogs and it looks promising. I'm not much of a cook but will need to learn as most restaurants don't cater to a vegan diet. I'm not being crazy strict about it. still eating honey, still had me some breadsticks at the olive garden last night. Lots of fruits and nuts is easy for me, but i'm not a very adventurous eater so expanding my veggie intake is difficult.
After all of my insisting that I wouldn't stay in eugene after I's looking like that's the case. I'm applying for some internships and jobs that I've come across online but if I can't find something that pays me pretty well, I just can't justify moving when I have two jobs and I'm making decent money. (especially with student loan payments looming) Jbox and I have discussed starting a wedding planning business which sounds lovely. She and I plan to live together next year but we haven't figured out the details. Margaret and Melissa seem to be intent on going to portland which is where I would like to live but I don't have the means or a guaranteed job there. Melissa has the benefit of being groomed for a state job and maggie has the benefit of her parents supporting her.
In less significant news, I made feather headbands last night. They are lovely and I want to make so many more. I sewed some crystals into them and bought some fun little trinkets to attach as well.
Also, I saw wicked. It was fantastic. So wonderfully staged and the costumes were incredible. The singing was beutiful and I just loved it. The vegan donut I got at voodoo afterwards was almost as good. :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. -Barack

For the world has changed, and we must change with it.-Our new President.
Full text of the Inaugural Speech.
The speech was lovely. I can't wait to see what happens over the next four years.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

check it out

These are some lovely places that I check daily and steal from regularly.
Oh Joy!
heart like twigs
this is my is a good heart.
Flickr: LaraJade's Photostream

Friday, January 16, 2009

This blog is steadily becoming nothing but stumble commentary. Oh well. Another round.
Does she love you? This is so damn adorable.

And now we're two for two. This jewelery site reminds me how lovely it is that what's trendy has run head-on into the things I love. pretty, vintage, flowery, sparkly, whimsical. All oh so trendy. all oh so me.
On that topic i also love black nail polish with soft clothes and accessories. which is why i have recently painted my nails black (besides the fact that lauren conrad does it, and duh. i love her). Black nail polish and pink flowers is just so Isn't life wonderful and don't fuck with me.
And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too." Khaled Hosseini, the Kite Runner

Sunday, January 11, 2009

oh stumble, you're so good to me.

stumble gave me this lovely lovely quote.

"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself."

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Abandoned Amusement Parks

Stumble took me to some pictures of abandoned amusement parks and I just think the photos are so interesting/sad/beautiful/eery/wonderful for a fashion shoot. I want someone to take artsy photos of me in amazing clothes on a broken down ferris wheel. is that so wrong?