Wednesday, December 31, 2014

December 31st

2014 is coming to a close, and with that comes my year-end wrap-up! Buckle in!

First and foremost I want to thank every single person who took time to read even just one of my blog posts this year. In rereading my blog, as I do before the year-end wrap-up each year, I noticed I've been posting more short entries than I'd like to, so my blogging resolution for 2015 is to have longer posts with more (and hopefully better!) content. As far as this year goes, I hope you all enjoyed reading about what I did, even if I do have more entries about sleeping or being sleepy than I do about most other things.

2014 started off strangely for me. It started with a New Year's Eve kiss from someone who would end up not treating me very well, and that was a very painful experience. It was also a learning experience, and an experience through which I did things and felt things I hadn't felt before. It is not something I look back upon with much fondness, but every hurt is a lesson, and every lesson makes you better.

Through the spring I found a new job, a new apartment, and new friends. It was busy and stressful, but I found myself with a job that I love and an apartment that led me to getting one of the best parts of my life, my wonderful cat Castamere. In July I turned the very regal age of 22 and had an all-around good time with work, with Cas, and with life. I also experienced heartbreak in the summer, and it was as much a friendship heartbreak as it was a romantic one. It was a slow decline into cutting someone out of my life, and it was - and still sometimes is - very painful. But the past is the past. La strada percorsa non si cambia, ma su quella da percorrere può accadere ancora di tutto!

In August my health decline started, and it stuck with me for awhile. I wasn't able to work until the end of November. During that time I felt worse than I'd felt in many, many years, and it was very taxing on me. Concerts I'd wanted to see for years were marred by anxiety, my sleep schedule was unruly, and my life in general was full of stress. Luckily I had outlets in places like Lucahjin's LPs and in TwoDots, and of course in my wonderful friends and family.

November and December have been good. I went back to Ireland, which was absolutely incredible. I'm currently spending time with Brad, who I met through Lucahjin, and he makes me very happy. I had a fun Christmas, I'm working again, and while I still don't feel the same way I did before my medication stopped working back in August, I do feel much better. I feel so lucky to have my friends, my family, my cat, and everyone who reads this blog in my life.

Thank you all so much for sticking with me through another year. I can't believe it's been five years now. I started blogging daily in 2010 and like I've said before, it's become so much a part of my daily life that I can't imagine stopping anytime soon. I never thought I'd still be blogging daily at this point in my life, I never thought so much of what's happened since I started blogging would happen. I don't need tons of readers or a fascinating life for this blog to mean a lot to me. Lexa, who I met through this blog during my first year of running it, is still a dear friend of mine and I love her so much.

I'm excited for 2015. I'm ready for another year of blogging, too. There will be another entry tomorrow, telling you all how happy I am for 2015 to begin.

To all the people, places, and things in 2014 that gave me joy, thank you. From Legend of Korra to Belfast, Northern Ireland, to my mom, thank you. Suikoden II, The Amazing Race, my cat, my sister, Hatoful Boyfriend, Game of Thrones, Dún Laoghaire, and more. Thank you to my friends, my family, my romantic interests, and everyone else - from people I watch on YouTube to strangers I meet and who make me smile - who has helped shape me this year and continues to do so. This year wouldn't have been the same without you, and I can't express my gratitude enough. I love you all, and I wish you all the best in 2015. Thank you!

NEVER BEFORE SEEN PICTURES FROM IRELAND (I told you they were coming! I'm hoping to post some more, with captions, soon - but for now, please enjoy these photos from Belfast and the Game of Thrones tour):

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

December 30th

I am exhausted. I wasn't earlier, but I'm really sleepy right now. Like, I could go to bed right now.

Year-end blog post: tomorrow! And it shall be big! But for today, this picture, presented without context:

Monday, December 29, 2014

December 29th

So we postponed going to the Mall of America until tomorrow, but I got my contacts today and I did some chores. And Brad made delicious green bean casserole!

I got some yummy new perfume in the mail today! It's Coach's "Signature Rose d'Or" and it's delicious. It's leather and oud and very nice and wintery! Can't smell any rose though, but it reminds me of Dirty English or a similar cologne. So good! 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

December 28th

It's birb streaming time! And tomorrow, Brad and I are going to the Mall of America! But I feel kinda icky tonight so that's blah. Tomorrow is a new day though!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

December 27th

Happy weekend everyone! Work was pretty slow today, but still good! Nice coworkers make jobs so much better. 

I need to go grocery shopping. At Walmart. How scary!

And Monday is perfume swapping day, and car fixing day! Yay!

Have a peaceful Sunday, my friends!

Friday, December 26, 2014

December 26th

Happy birthday to my wonderful sister! She is a whopping 18 today!

I worked today and then I work again tomorrow, but short shifts. 

Brad is here now! Yay for friends coming to visit! 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

December 25th

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas!

I just spent the last hour putting away clean laundry and everything (well, nearly) I brought back form my parents' houses, but I had to take a quick blogging break. I'll be posting about what I got soon I hope, but for now, stay warm and have a wonderful holiday!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

December 24th

Happy Christmas Eve! Why do we say "happy" when it's the Eve but "merry" when it's the Day? I just noticed that today.

I'm doing ALL THE LAUNDRY at my dad's house right now. Then tomorrow I'm going over to my mom's house for some presents and food and such, and then heading back up home. Then I get to be super nervous for approximately 24 hours while I wait for Brad to get here on the 26th! I have work on the 26th so that'll take my mind off the anxiety a bit, but agh, this sort of thing makes me nervous! At least I cleaned, and we have some plans! I kind of want to make an itinerary though. A loose one, but still. Itineraries make me feel better.

I hope you're all enjoying your presents if you've gotten them already, or that you get exactly what you want tomorrow, or if you celebrate something else or nothing at all, I hope you're enjoying your December!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December 23rd

Happy Christmas Adam! (Do people still say that?) I have been cleaning like a maniac for the past few hours and I'm nearly finished, but I had to take a quick break to blog! Sitting down to blog has made me realize that in fact, my back really hurts, and I should probably take some Tylenol. Cleaning is hard work! I have a bit of tidying to do yet in the bathroom, and then I need to vacuum and clean the litter box, but then I think I'm done! I have a few dishes to do, but I might do those on the 26th in the morning.

I hope you are all staying warm and aren't too stressed over Christmas preparations!

Okay, almost done! Can't stop now! Gotta clean!

Oh, and hopefully in the next week I can do a big week of blogging, including some talk about Legend of Korra and The Amazing Race, as well as finally post those pictures that are a month overdue! Thank you all for being patient!

Monday, December 22, 2014

December 22nd

I had a productive day at LensCrafters today! Hooray! And then tomorrow I get to clean all day, which I'm not so excited about. But I need to clean my whole apartment because Brad is coming to visit! And my room is pretty messy. Whoops. 

Look at this amazing perler that Shawna made me! It's Shuu!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

December 21st

I'm hoping for an early night tonight...I don't think I fell asleep until like 7 AM yesterday/today. And I actually have things to do tomorrow! There are appointments to be made! Groceries to be purchased! Places to go!

But for now it's Portal 2 streaming and then sleep. Good night, my dears!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

December 20th

I got to go hang out with my lovely friends at Sarah's holiday party! Now I'm going to stream with Mike after I Skype with Brad.

I am so super hungry though! I may have to indulge in my new mini egg rolls.

The Amazing Race is something I also need to talk about. Tomorrow may be LoK and then the next day, TAR. I need to talk about things! Ahh!

Friday, December 19, 2014

December 19th

I was going to blog about the Legend of Korra finale but it's been an hour since I finished watching it and I still don't even have the right words. I do have a lot of tear-stained tissues though. That show is truly incredible and I can't believe it's over. What an amazing journey. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

December 18th

Tonight is going to be an early night for this girl! I am already super sleepy. 

Brad is telling me to blog about INAPPROPRIATE BLOGGING TOPICS

Here's to a good work day tomorrow! Stay warm, my friends!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December 17th

Portal stream with Mike tonight! I do love Portal a lot, so this should be fun. 

Cas seems better today. I did some serious apartment cleaning today, and I think he might be eating again! Yay!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December 16th

I have way too much to do this week. I felt really gross again today so I didn't get much done unfortunately, but I did do my dishes! Small victories!

Cas hasn't been eating his dry food lately. I noticed it when I got back from my dad's house, and he hasn't started eating it again since then. However, if I give him wet food, he'll eat that. He seems to be drinking less than usual too. The only thing that's different is, of all things, his litter. I'm wondering (and hoping) that's what's making him feel off. Everything else is the same. So I'm going to head to PetSmart tomorrow and get him his old litter back. Then hopefully everything will go back to normal! He hasn't been acting strangely though, so it's baffling and worrying, but I hope it's just because I changed his litter. Back to the cheap stuff I go!

I really, really need to go to bed at a decent time tonight. I was up basically all night last night and my sleep schedule is messed up hardcore, so I'm going to try and fix my wonky now-nocturnal rhythm back into a good ol' diurnal one I have work on Friday, I need to be normal!


Monday, December 15, 2014

December 15th

I feel kinda icky tonight. My ice cream didn't sit well with me. Though I might be on stream with Mike tonight!


Sunday, December 14, 2014

December 14th

Two Dots is being glitchy! Waah! Brad and I are both having technical difficulties. 

I need to get to bed soon but I'm not tired! What do I do?

Saturday, December 13, 2014

December 13th

Happy 12/13/14! I hope you are all staying warm and cozy! I'm a little chilly at my mom's house right now, but we're playing Heads Up, so I'm enjoying myself anyway.

This is the first night I haven't Skyped with anyone in awhile! It feels a bit strange. But soon we shall be reunited! Brad, Lexa, Mike, Jon! Skype with me!

I can't believe this year is nearly over. What a year it has been! I can't even believe how much has happened. But those are sentiments for another entry. I love you all!

Friday, December 12, 2014

December 12th

I felt crappy this morning, so I ended up sleeping some more. Now I'm streaming with Mike. Or rather, he's streaming, I'm just a guest. 

Tomorrow I'm off to my dad's house! Going to try and get some decent sleep tonight, but damn this game is good. Play Stick of Truth if you're a South Park fan. It is impeccably made. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

December 11th

Good evening! I hope you're all keeping warm! I did some actual cleaning today, like an adult! After I stayed up til 3 AM, of course. 

Tomorrow: LensCrafters! I hope that's not too much of a bother. 

I'm in a Winnie the Pooh mood. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December 10th

I'm blogging early tonight because I'm thinking my new meds are making me extra tired, because I slept in like crazy today and now I'm tired again. Dammit.

To be fair, I did stay up kind of late. Hooray for late night streams!

I've got an Orange Julius smoothie, my lobster sweater, and nice-smelling perfume. Plus I get to Skype with Brad soon. So I'm trying to stay happy! Even though LensCrafters is giving me a hard time trying to get my glasses fixed (that prescription is way too damn strong) and order new contacts. I also might get to guest on Mike's Stick of Truth stream again tonight, if I can stay awake! We shall see! I need caffeine and I have none!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

December 9th

After an attempted scam on eBay, I was refunded my money. Now eBay is telling me the item isn't paid for. Well of course it's not, eBay, you gave me my money back. Sigh.

People: Don't scam. It's really low and shitty and not nice.

I slept all day today. I don't know why, but I'm really tired. Possibly my new meds are messing with me. Also possibly it's because I haven't had to get up and work so I've just been a hermit. I do have things I need to get done though. I need to order new contacts, and see about changing the prescription in my new glasses because it's just too damn strong. Every time I try wearing them I feel sick, so I just end up wearing my old glasses.

I think I'm gonna drink some Danimals.

Monday, December 8, 2014

December 8th

Brad and I finished My Immortal! How many times have I read that now? Five? At least five.

I want a black leather Jackson and some stilton bo-ots. Also, hi Lexa. I love and miss you dearly.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

December 7th

Mike and I finished reading My Immortal! He really enjoyed, and so did I. I enjoy it every time. Brad and I will hopefully finish it tomorrow! I'm also really close to beating all the new Two Dots levels!

Cas says hello and farts at you kindly.

It's going to be weird not working this week! What do I do with myself?

...I should clean. And send out Christmas cards and the letter and art I've been meaning to send to Reese. I WILL DO THE THINGS!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

December 6th

I am so tired today. Work was really fun and my shift went by pretty quickly, but now I'm feeling tired from working busy three days in a row after not working for three months. So my goal for tonight is to get some good sleep, and my goal for tomorrow is to right a good, long blog post. I also want to play some more Hatoful Boyfriend! And finish watching Holiday Star! And I have to catch up on Legend of Korra!

Friday, December 5, 2014

December 5th

Whoa, work was a doozy today. And tomorrow is going to be even longer, and busier, and there's so much to do!

But Christmas decorations! Yay! I want some for my house. Also a little outfit for Cas.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

December 4th




Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December 3rd

Hello friends! I am super sleepy tonight. I'm blogging now because I feel like I'm about to fall asleep right now. I'm picking up a shift at work tomorrow and I have to do things before that, so I have to get to bed early anyway. 

Cas is blogging with me tonight! He's right here on my chest. :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December 2nd

Game of Owns is the best podcast. If you're a fan of Game of Thrones and you don't listen to it, you're making a mistake. Get on it.

I slept really poorly last night. I had a nightmare, woke up, went back to sleep, then had another nightmare.

It's puffy cookie o'clock!

Monday, December 1, 2014

December 1st

We've almost made it through another year of blogging! I can't believe it's December and the year is nearly over! Thank you all for sticking around with me for another year.

I'm at my dad's house tonight and I'm kind of chilly, so I'm about to cuddle up in bed and get some sleep. I'm tired! I got to spend some time with my mom and sister too though, which was really fun. I also finally got my birthday present from my mom, which is...perfume! (Surprise of the century.) She got me Marc Jacob's Daisy and I'm wearing it right now, and I'm really excited to own it. It's pretty different from most of my other fragrances, and it's definitely a safe and inoffensive scent, so it's a great addition to my collection. Yay!

Stay warm, my loves!