Wednesday, November 20, 2013

come walk with me

Halloween was awesome as usual.  Lots of fun activities, lots of parties, and a moderate amount of candy because I'm dieting.  Alden had a blast and I'm so excited he decided to celebrate this year!

I worked ahead (worked my ass off) and I am finished with all of my fall courses except for my finals.  I wanted to get ahead because Alden is out of school all next week and getting any programming done with him around is nearly impossible.  He's just very loud and he likes my attention and having that going on while trying to learn a programming language is not really something I've mastered.

We did our first 5K of the season last weekend.  It was a lot of fun.  My shins hurt pretty badly the next day because I'm not a walker or a runner.  I prefer strength training to cardio anyday.  I'm down 31 lbs. since I started losing weight in July.  It's been pretty steady and I'm still working hard to reach my fitness goals.  I desperately need new clothes at this point.

Alden's got a fever of unknown origin.  I'm assuming and hoping it's just a cold but who knows?  I hope he feels better in the morning because like I said he is out ALL next week and I was planning to get some deep cleaning done the next two days when he was at school.

I started my holiday cleaning today.  I cleaned out the kitchen cabinets and cleaned off the top of the fridge and stuff inside the fridge and freezer.  I also did general tidying.  I have big plans to tackle the bathroom and living room tomorrow if all goes well and the bedrooms (particularly under the beds) on Friday, after my morning workouts of course.

I really hate pretty much all foods associated with Thanksgiving so even the food doesn't draw me in like it does most people.  The fact that I'm dieting this year won't be hard.   MY favorite part of Thanksgiving is that I put up the tree & lights on Monday and then I spend each night of the week drinking wine until the lights are bit hazy and I watch all the Friends Thanksgiving episodes and laugh until my face hurts.  That's my favorite Thanksgiving tradition.

I hope this finds everyone well.  I probably won't post again before Thanksgiving so HAPPY TURKEY GENOCIDE DAY YOU BUNCH-A WEIRDOS.  Much love. Have some musics.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

happy haunting!

It's been ages. I'm a bad blogger!  I've been busy with school and Alden being in school and working out and Halloween coming up.  October is always crazy busy at our house.

Our house got sprayed by a skunk a couple of weeks ago.  Everything seems to have aired out except for my purses which is annoying.  I've been having to carry out of season bags because my purse corner got skunked.  SO VERY GROSS.

As always, this time of year I've been drinking an assortment of seasonal beers.  My newly discovered favorite is the Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale.  It is delicious.  I also really like New Belgium's Pumpkick.

I'm a bit behind on my movie a day October Halloween themed  movie watching but I think I'll be able to get caught up.  So far I've watched:
Carrie (my all time favorite)
Cabin in the Woods (another favorite)
Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters (SO BAD)

I have everything I need for my costume except for green boots.  If anyone has any green boots in a size 7.5/8 and is willing to let me borrow them I'd be forever grateful!

School is going well.  I hate all of my classes but I'm trudging through.

My weight loss has stalled at the halfway point which is super annoying.  I just want to get past this plateau and get fit.  I basically just want to be a tiny assassin.  Small and unassuming but can kick your ass if need be.  That's my goal.

Okay now I'm off to watch horror movies and catch up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. because I forgot it existed last week.  I'll try to be better about updating.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

goodbye summer...HELLO FALL!!!

So summer has officially come to a close in my house.  I start Fall Semester tomorrow and Alden goes back next week.  It was a fun summer, I got to do a lot of super fun stuff like hang out with my family and friends regularly, see a bunch of concerts, and meet one of my favorite authors.  I didn't go on a vacation this year but I didn't really mind because I got to do so much other stuff that was way more fun anyway.

Anyway, fall is right around the corner and as most of you know it's my FAVORITE time of the year.  HALLOWEEN! PUMPKIN BEER! HOODIES! LEGGINGS! BOOTS! CHILLY AIR!  Hopefully I won't be so swamped with schoolwork that I can't post more often.  I've been slacking over the summer with my writing but I am going to make an effort to do better.  I'm trying to do better in all aspects of my life.  I've started working out and eating healthy again, I've started cleaning up messes as soon as I am finished making them so there's less crap laying about.  I've lost 13.5 lbs so I guess I'm doing something right.  I want to lose quite a bit more so I'm just going to keep at it.

Anyway I better get off here and figure out what to wear tomorrow.  Here's the contents of my bookbag, I swear I'm an adult.

Peace out cub scouts.

Monday, July 15, 2013

we are stardust

So I met Neil Gaiman last Wednesday evening in Nashville, he was just as lovely in person as he is in interviews/online.  His hair is just as fluffy as you'd imagine.  I finished reading his new book "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" last night which I highly recommend.  It's a tiny little book (less than 200 pages) but it's packed with every emotion imaginable.

I've just been doing school work, reading, cleaning and trying to diet and exercise.  So nothing too exciting on that front.

My birthday is next week and I still don't have a clue as to what I want to do.  I'm sure I'll do dinner & drinks with my family but I want to have a party.  I hate living all the way in the sticks because I hate to ask people to drive all the way out here but at this point that's all I can think of.

I'm gonna go read and hula hoop for a while.  I hope everyone is having a great summer.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


This morning I woke up to a vomiting kid and a ton of math homework.  School sucks, well really just the math but I'm trudging through it.  The other two courses are simple & fun.  I can crank out an essay in no time and I've been messing around with Photoshop for ages so they are both a walk in the park.  However, math is trying to kill me.  I have worked for over 13 hours the past 2 days just trying to get my grades up.  Word problems are THE WORST.  They never ever make any sense to me.

After a trying day today of math-things I have spent the evening doing laundry (I'm still up because my comforter is in the dryer) and catching up on about a month's worth of YouTube videos that I haven't gotten to watch because I've been working my butt off at this school stuff and attempting to have some semblance of a social life.  Thank The Seven for Jack Daniels, Jenna Marbles, Hannah Hart, John & Hank Green and Grace Helbig for making me laugh.  I also got my email about Neil Gaiman's signing that I'm going to here in a couple of weeks and after reading it and Amanda Palmer's blog about the book I AM EVEN MORE EXCITED which I didn't know was possible.

I have a birthday party for one of my best friends and a Bob Dylan concert to get to before any of that happens and I need to work on my attire for both ASAP.  I also need to start thinking about my own birthday party and what I want to do.  I'm thinking maybe a 60's/Mad Men themed party.  I don't know, I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.

I've been in a funk lately and I need to snap out of it.  When I get depressed I like to turn off all the lights, lie down in the floor and listen to Alan Ginsberg readings.  They are my therapy.  This is my favorite poem. It's where this blog's URL originated from.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Summa Summa Summatime

Classes for Summer started today and it looks like I am going to be super busy for at least 5 weeks and then moderately busy for the next 5.  I went into my courses and did all of the work I possibly could for the first week without having any books yet.  I am most excited about my Composition and Rhetoric Class, the essay topics basically write themselves.  In fact, I have already chosen my titles for all of them!

I Was Born A Poor Black Child*
I Am Going Into This Field To Reach My Goal of Decorating a Cubicle with Unicorns
10 Steps To Becoming A Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Does Jon Snow REALLY Know Where To Put It?
Why Ryan Gosling Should Join My Marriage
Inspirational Figure:
River Tam, Because I Can Kill You With My Brain

Seriously though, I am excited to get to write assigned things again and I'm hoping it will lead to more productive hobby writing, like on this blog and just for fun.

I am seriously dreading the math class but I'm just going to wish on stars, light candles, and cross my appendages that I can get through it.  I just have to get through it and I will be okay, really.  The Photoshop class is using a book similar to the ones I had for Web Tech and Flash and they were very thorough and easy, plus I've been playing around with Photoshop for years so I should have most things figured out.

I'm going to go enjoy some reading now before I get my school books and have to do real work and am ripped out of Westeros. Ciao!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

someone's gotta help me dig

I found out that the B I thought I made is actually and A.  So I got all A's last semester!  YAY!  My GPA is slowly climbing up.  Alden is also doing well in school so that's awesome.

Now if I just just win the lottery so we can afford my books/software that'd be great...

The concert on Saturday night was fantastic.  We went shopping and grabbed some food before the show.  The show itself was great. They sounded even better in person than they do on the album which is always nice.  We hung around after the show to meet the band and ask them to sign our shirts and they did.  I was practically swooning the ENTIRE TIME.  

(I am resisting the urge to put the Ygritte/Jon swooning clip here because it would be a spoiler for those who aren't caught up on Game of Thrones but just imagine it's here k thnx).

Mother's Day was lovely.  I got to hang out with Alden, my mom, sister, aunt, uncle, papaw, and nana.  Alden made me two really pretty beaded bracelets, a card, and he painted me a coffee mug.  Admittedly the mug is my favorite part, he wrote "I *<3* You" but the heart is anatomically correct looking instead of being a boring old regular heart.

This week I'm just trying to tidy up the house a little bit, figure out what the hell I need for my upcoming courses, and enjoy my last week of absolute freedom this summer.

Not that I'm complaining, coming up I have Dropkick Murphys, Bob Dylan & Wilco, Neil Gaiman, and Neutral Milk Hotel.  So I have a fun action packed summer/fall planned, it just has to happen around my stinking coursework.