Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pixie cuts are boring. I'm growing out and going scene.


Oh...and my jacket came today. It is utterly delicious. Pic up soon. Also a pic of my Irish Dancers.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

SPRING BREAK!!!! before and after

10 Things I Did Over Spring Break

1. Drank honeydew bubble tea
2. Went to community college art class
3. Walked five miles up a hill
4. Got lost...twice
5. Took the bus
6. Drove my Jeep (Joe)
7. Spent more than an hour in the bead store
8. Spent a long time looking at Burton snowboard jackets
9. Made lasagna completely from scratch right down to the pasta
10. Fought with my elder sister

Post spring break

1. I have a friend whose boyfriend is a pro snowboarder. He is sponsored by Burton and gets her all of this awesome Burton wear which is stylish, functional, warm, and makes me obscenely jealous. I spent a long time in the Burton store back home wishing that I had money to buy a stylish, functional, warm jacket to replace the one I have with only 60g insulation. I recieved a massive donation the day before I came back to school. #1 thing on my mind: ha--Burton Snowboard Jacket. I got online and bought this little beauty.
I should probably have put the money toward my school bill or something buuuuut I am transferring schools next year and going up north to an institute in the mountains. I'm excited but my 60g jacket and peacoat will not cut the wintry tempetures. This baby has a slew of pockets, 100g insulation, powderskirt, faux fur lined, fitted, stylish, etc,etc,etc. LOVE!!!
2. My elder sister's name is Elsa. She is almost as stylish as me. Recently, she cut her hair short...shorter than mine. So--I, being the competitive, annoying younger sister, got out my scissors last night and gave myself a pixie cut....realizing this morning that it's almost the exact pixie cut that Elsa has.
3. I am wrapping up application to my next school. My admissions counselour was an awesome Mexican guy named Steve who is funny, has a cute girlfriend, and played soccer with orphans in El Salvador over spring break. Somehow this changed. I got a call from the school this week to ask me a question about something and it was not Awesome Steve...it was a former friend of mine who I haven't spoken to in several weeks....AWKWARD. Even more awkward-- he called me again the next day to tell me that I had been accepted....yeah--awkward. I want Steve back.
4. Spring is springing and my allergies might kill me.
5. I've been teaching a few of my friends how to Irish Dance. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Are you afraid?

I drew pictures of monsters in my class notes. Watch out. They're the stuff of nightmares.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

New York City

I just returned from my trip to New York City yesterday. The trip kind of fused with my Spring Break.

What a place. It was only my second trip there and I stand amazed at the sheer number of people and the general intensity of every aspect of life. It was pretty freaking sweet. I trawled through Fifth Ave....and drooled a lot over the simply glorious amount of clothing. Anthropology, Free People, Juicy Couture....oh dang oh dang oh dang....so many places to spend the money I do not have.

Alright, so the reason I went to New York was not to empty my wallet (or my bank account). The reason I went was for a photography project for one of my classes. It was a blast and a half.
One thing that I have learned from this class:
You do not have to be a good photographer to make a good picture. All you need is good photo editing software. I am posting some of my finds to show off my trip. ha.

This is not the best photo, but I loved it because it struck a chord for us bass players everywhere!

Can you say PINK BIKE!!!! HECK YES!!!!
Whoever Mitar and Skippy are, I have deep admiration both for having names like that and for having their love eternally graven into the railing in Central Park.I loved the ornate building housing a business where one might find anything you could want. Turkish food, magazines, and Marlboros.
Myself by the Metro elevator.Myself standing before the city bustle. It had been raining and my hair is no longer straight, but I am still a pretty darn good looking person. We're set!

Friday, March 20, 2009


Some guy at work smacked my butt last night. I did not swear at him. I did smack him. My manager yelled at me.

But I still have my job.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Industrial Bar

I did it. I sucked it up and performed an industrial piercing on myself using a g10 stainless steel piercing needle and a lot of hydrogen peroxide. Afterward I thought about putting hoops in the new piercings but refrained because the posts are curved and putting curved posts in new piercings tends to be not only unpleasant, but bloody and painful. Ew. Sooo....I left the needle in the piercing for several days to give it a chance to heal. Once the swelling went down I went to my local tattoo place and purchased a g14 stainless steel industrial bar. I want to find a wooden one. My friend has one and it is simply beautiful. My dear cousin Kite was with me when I finally got around to replacing the needle with the actual bar. I had to swap it for my g12 piercing earrings before I could actually get the g14 bar through both holes. But dare I say, with minimal pain and only slight amounts of blood, I now have a lovely metal bar through the top of my ear. My ninth piercing. WOOHOO!!! Two more planned...but who knows what will happen.

Why are needles so addictive? I mean, I know why scientifically...but whatever possesses us to think that sticking a needle through our skin might actually be a good idea? *shrugs*

Ten Awesome Names I Have Given Animals
1. Norma Jean (beta fish)
2. Jemima (beige rat)
3. Chuck (beta fish)
4. Cyrus (snake)
5. Prometheus (tarantula)
6. Hermes (siamese cat)
7. Delia (beta fish)
8. Stanley (beta fish)
9. Roger (mouse)
10. Melissa (turtle)

Seven Stupid Names Other People Have Given Animals
1. Buddy (i have wittnessed this name on three hamsters and four dogs)
2. Buster (again, two dogs and a cat)
3. Bruiser (dog, what does that even mean?)
4. Fluffy (i actually know a cat which bears this label)
5. Cleo 1-9 (my sister's nine goldfish...they all had the same name)
6. Blackie, Whitie, and Brownie (three hamsters. guess what colors they were)
7. Cocoa (a chocolate lab...that's original)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Grilled Cheese

It seems that I have proven to be quite photogenic.

My friend dragged me through the snowy forest to the cemetary the other day in order to take approximately two hundred photos of me. It was severely exhausting. I then spent three hours editing them to make them look good.

Ten things:

1. Thermostat--needs to be turned up. It is frigid in here.
2. Easel--I think I spelled that wrong.
3. Pen--just blew up on my hands. Ew.
4. Geese--are noisy.
5. Coke--Is not Chinese.
6. Hobos--I rather want to be one.
7. Grilled Cheese Sandwhich--Is delicious.
8. Blink 182--....drool.
9. Yellow--Is beautiful.
10. Kangaroo--makes really soft leather.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I have just started working as a model at my local Hollister Co. Not gonna lie--when you work the floor at Hollister, people look at you. This is for several reasons.

1. They are trying to figure out if Hollister EVER hires ugly people/if Hollister would really fire you if you gained five pounds.
2 They are looking at all your labels to see if you are wearing anything that did NOT come from Hollister.
3. They are wondering if what you are wearing would look good on them.

I can't really say that I mind being looked at. PLUS I get a pretty sweet employee discount.

However, none of the guys who work there are good enough for me. SAD DAY!

Other unfortunate jobs I have had:

1. Terrible Tyler's Babysitter (Every Thursday evening and often Saturdays all day. This gig came complete with a turtle named Snappy)
2. I had my own business selling knit hats and scarves as well as quilted bags. (HA! Bet you never guessed that I could quilt, did you!)
3. Vacuuming out cars (GROSS JOB!!! You never know what you will find under someone's seats. UGH!!!!!)
4. My great-grandmother was in private business until the day she died. She used to hire me to answer her phone and make dinner while she took a nap.
5. Dishwasher at Cafe Mantra. (My friend who got to actually make sandwiches and coffee paid me a quarter every time I shouted "tips are good karma" at a customer. I could only do this when my manager was not paying attention.)
6. Artwork commissions. I've done this a few times. boring.

and the best one

7. Farm Girl. Yeah--I worked for my grand-dad. Fed the cows and shoveled...poop.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Class From 12-1: boys, mail, green, facial hair, swearing, sex, and wasted beauty.

Twenty-eight observations

1. There are no boys on this college campus who are good enough for me.

2. There are four boys just in this class who are in desperate need of a hair cut.

3. The system puts junk mail in my box far too often. This is irritating beyond imagination because I get excited over "mail" when usually it is just a reminder that the bookstore is having a sale on greeting cards.

4. Wool coats seem to have a way of attracting golden retrievers and attaching to their fur. It's worse than burdocks.

5. Scantron quizzes are better than any other kind based on three things: 1) They are always T/F or multiple choice. 2) They are easy to guess on. 3) The profs grade them quickly.

6. The girl in front of me looks really pale in green.

7. She recently dyed her hair darker brown and I really don't feel that it looks wonderful on her.

8. I think that I am allergic to the third earring in my left ear.

9. There is old gum stuck under my desk and it's kind of grossing me out.

10. My green Roxy hoodie (which I am wearing) has milk on the sleeve and needs to be washed. Unfortunate, right? Laundry here costs an arm and a leg!

11. My Nalgene bottle is BPA free!

12. Keagan is sitting next to me.

13. Keagan is wearing a blue shirt.

14. Keagan is trying to grow facial hair.

15. Keagan is proving unsuccessful.

16. My pink nail polish from two weeks ago is almost completely gone.

17. It really bothers me when people swear for no reason. I swear to be funny or to make a point and only around certain people. Swearing for no reason is just sound pollution.

18. I have eaten nothing but fruit and milk all day.

19. My prof talks about sex way too much. Some of us are trying to keep clean minds here, dude. We don't want to hear it.

20. My great-aunt sent me a box full of chocolate chips and peppermints. I am not sure if there was supposed to be significance to this or not.

21. The dean of women wants have a chat with me tomorrow....(Perhaps this is more of a mis-observation because I can't figure out what I did wrong!)

22. There is a chunk missing out of the side of the black board. It makes me wonder how it happened. Was my prof throwing things around or did he get hungry...? Great mystery of the world, right.

23. White walls put me to sleep.

24. Ryan (two seats over from me) has very nice arms. He should wear short sleeves more often.

25. The green-shirt-girl's earrings are all spaced exactly the same distance apart. This is not appealing to my eyes. That's what she gets for having them done by a professional instead of an artist.

26. White snow puts me to sleep.

27. I stopped listening to my prof when he started talking about sex...again.

28. The guy across the room from me is actually more beautiful than a lot of girls I know. For real, he is measureably beautiful. He has massive, thick amounts of dark, durly hair, piercing brown eyes with insanely long, thick lashes, lips that look like michaelangelo sculpted them, daaang and his legs....don't even get me started. He has nice arms too, by the way. It's sad that so much beauty is wasted on a boy.