Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's related

I made more cookies guys!!

Also, I've started knitting a red scarf for my stepmom.

I've been so productive (not really). I still have 2 group projects to work on for school and I haven't touched either of them :/

Needless to say after I finish this blog post that's what I'll be doing.

As far as resolutions go I've already fulfilled what I would have pledged to do anyways (drink at least 3 bottles of water a day and start a new functional hobby). Instead I've decided to compose a list of things that I need to acquire before I go to college:

-A new winter coat (since mine was stolen)
-A hair dryer
-A small, but sturdy bookshelf
-A bank account (sad that I don't already have one... then again I always have cash handy)
-A tiny umbrella that I can fit in my purse
-A laptop
-More art supplies (watercolors, acrylics, charcoal--- you know, the basics)

And that's just the tip of the iceberg, but for now it's a start.


Friday, December 30, 2011


Guys. I've found my new thing. Knitting.

And before you mock me for being an "old lady" like many of my family members, think about how awesomely functional it is. For those friends that are hard to buy for? I can now knit them a gift. Not to mention if I ever need a sweater, I no longer have to shop around for the 'perfect' one.

I'm no expert or anything, but I've managed to knit myself an infinity scarf over the past few days. Hopefully I'll eventually be able to make something awesome like this, that Eeshie suggested. Tomorrow I'm going to buy more yarn so that I can feed my knitting habit. Sadly, I was given a book for Christmas about knitting, but I'm a bit slow so I've had to resort to watching youtube tutorial videos in order to learn techniques. BUT, I knit on!

Guys. Really. You'll never be cold and lonely if you knit. And not just because you can knit yourself dolls and scarves to keep yourself warm. It's because people feel really special when stuff is made for them so they'll at least pretend to be your friend in order to get some mittens out of the relationship.

Just kidding.

Knitting is awesome though. Err'body should do it. It's better than drugs.... At least I would hope so.

Ok. I'm going to bed.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Still sick

Christmas has gone and passed this year and I have to say that gift wise, this Christmas was awesome.

Other wise, it's been a little crummy.

I still have the flu (the worst has past though) and my sister has come down with the chicken pox.


Not really.

I have a pile of homework that I have yet to touch...

And I have no idea how everything is getting done.

On the bright side, I've started knitting! Yay!

Friday, December 23, 2011

2 days till

I’m obsessed guys. I’m obsessed with making origami hearts out of dollar bills.
And thanks to the recent influx of cash from MY FIRST EVER PHOTO GIG I’ve been able to feed my habit. Let’s start at the beginning. Last Wednesday my yearbook adviser asked if I was going to be free over the weekend. I, being the lazy, awkward social pariah that I am said “No, not really,” with flippant shrug. It’s a good thing that I wasn't busy because she had already volunteered me to take pictures at the wedding of the daughter of a registrar at our school. When I met with Mrs. So n’ So she was a busy blur. She briefed me: I needed to take reception pictures at their venue from 2:30 to 4:30 and I would be paid $50.

I had to keep my eyes from jumping out of their sockets I was so excited. I asked if my sister could tag along to help and she agreed that it would be better with two photographers there. She bought the cards that we needed for our DSLR cameras and last Saturday I spent my afternoon acting like a professional, trying to capture intimate happy exchanges between the guests at the wedding. Since I am inwardly a creeper this was the perfect job for me. Also, there was probably around 200-300 guests there.

My principal was there and she was very impressed with my work ethic.

I was a bit stressed because there were people from my school there and I felt a bit like an outsider, but then I remembered that I was there to work, and not there to avoid socializing with people that I don’t really mesh well with. Once I got over myself I ended up having a lot of fun.
The bridal photographer seemed a little miffed that my sister and I were there and every now and then I would catch him glaring at me, but I got over that too. I was hired to take pictures of the guests, not the bride. I was NOT encroaching on his territory. I mean, he was probably being paid 10x what I was getting paid so I don’t really know why he had his panties in a twist.

I ended up spending a generous portion of my money on Christmas gifts for other people, but I like seeing people’s face’s light up when they open gifts, so I’m kind of glad that I’m back where I started: broke.

Well, not completely broke….

Thursday, December 22, 2011

December 22

I have been baking and making goodies for most of Christmas break. My house smells like the Keebler elf factory.
Today I had a secret santa gift exchange with five other friends at Panda Express and it was pretty awesome. My friend Madelyne (who is starting a blog!) made me an awesome Ravenclaw tile and bought me an awesome camera lens cup!

I liked the fact that our exchange was small and intimate because we were all able to pick out the perfect gifts for each other.

On another note, I still can’t believe that Christmas is only a few days away. The weather has been so sporadic in Texas that it makes it hard to even think that it’s Christmastime. Not to mention there’s been a lot of drama surrounding a nativity scene in a town nearby mine and it’s honestly really stupid. Some people in Wisconsin or something want them to remove the scene from the court house lawn due to the fact that it melds church and state.

As someone who is passively religious, I could care less if it was a Menorah, Nativity Scene, or a reindeer taking a huge crap on the lawn. Personally I find all holiday decorations beautiful and I think it’s pointless to throw such a big fit over something so little. I understand we have a freedom of religion clause in our US constitution, but instead of eliminating the representation of a certain religion I think we should foster equal representation. Also, Texas (and anywhere south of the Mason Dixon line) is going to be SUPER Christian. There’s no getting around it. I don’t know.

I guess I should step down off my soapbox and retire to bed.

Did I mention that I’m sick? I managed to stay healthy while at school, but as soon as I get home I end up catching something from my little brother (who has pneumonia). Needless to say I’ll be taking a hefty dose of Nyquil and be sleeping with the Vicks humidifier on tonight.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I’m not dead!

No, but for realz. Almost every time I managed to find a bit of spare time to blog I ended up having something come up.

Things I have wanted to blog about:
-My second experience giving blood
-Art world BS
-MY BIRTHDAY. (I’m legal y’all!)
-College stress

Reasons why I haven’t been able to blog:
-I’ve been volunteering at various Christmas things for the past few weekends
-Last minute cram sessions for tests
-Scholarship deadlines
-Christmas shopping
-My dad needed me to take screenshots of 550 (yes FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY) pages and then crop them and email them to him in increments of 50
-I’ve been busy in the kitchen making Christmas goodies

And I so missed being able to write about my day and vent everything that I’ve been bottling up for the past MONTH. So, to combat this awful crime of an unwanted hiatus I am scheduling 30 minutes of blog time. Every day. Of course, this is easier said than done so we’ll see how it goes.