Sunday, July 31, 2016

July 31st

Sleepy after a day at the science museum! I got to meet new friends and do science and also maybe catch some Pokémon. Check out Poseidon!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

July 30th

So Brad and I, being the masochists that we are, watch M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender movie. It was so incredulously bad. I can't even explain it.

I just want this movie to not exist anymore. Thanks. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

July 29th

Guess who got caught up on Steven Universe? THIS GIRL. Ohhh I am so excited. I want more Jasper. I want her story.

Brad's here! It's warm! I'm so thirsty! And sweaty! Summer is great!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

July 28th

Work tomorrow and then a free weekend! Good for Pokémon hunting. Also Brad and Andrea (one of Brad's friends) and I might go to a museum this weekend, which sounds fun! 

Despite having a pretty productive day (I did laundry! Yay!) I'm in a bit of a mood, and I haven't felt particularly chipper tonight. I just want to watch Steven Universe or something but I'm watching that with Brad. So maybe sleep? I can't even tell if I'm actually tired. I have to get up early though!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

July 27th

Guess who hatched a Ponyta today? This girl!

I have so much to do tomorrow! Mainly laundry. And cleaning my makeup brushes.

Cas is all over the keyboard right now. He typed "E" - what do you think he's trying to say?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

July 26th

It is really incredible how thirsty I get at work. It's really hot! And no one ever stops moving or talking! 

Here is a fabulous picture of me being a fabulous blonde. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

July 25th

Happy Monday! I was at the salon for over three hours today but I'm finally blonde! Like, not shitty blonde! Don't use box dye, people. It will take three sessions to fix it and your hair will be orange. 

I gotta take pictures!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

July 24th

Motion sickness sucks, huh? Can't even play Pokémon Go in the car. (As the passenger of course.) Last night I felt awful. Everything before the carsickness was fun though! Brad and I went to a couple parks and we found Pikachu! Yay!

Cas is suddenly being really snuggly, and I'm still a little sleepy from the Dramamine I took (that shit apparently lasts 24 hours), so it may be an early night for me! Tomorrow is another adventure in my quest to be the best blonde ever, so wish me luck!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

July 23rd

Laying down. No more looking at phone in car or right now. Nibbling ginger candy. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

July 22nd

Really not much new to report today! Happy to say that I'll be able to get Monday evenings off for my T'ai Chi class, and also that I didn't get scheduled this Monday night which is when I'm getting my hair done. (Hopefully it will finally be the color I want. This process has been ridiculous.)

Work is so tiring! I'm not used to having to be "on" for such long periods of time, and it is such a high energy job. No standing still! But hey, I work right by the best place to get smoothies and bubble tea so I'm pretty good.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

July 21st

Today was a day. Rough morning. Work ended up going well though (albeit a little overwhelming), and I hatched a Sandshrew in Pokémon Go. Now I'm just kinda sleepy and sore. More work tomorrow! Gotta make that magic happen!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July 20th

Work tomorrow! Work Friday! Work Saturday! It's really strange getting back into the routine of having a job. The hiring process for my job has been so long. I interviewed over a month ago and all I've had so far is a "shift" where I filled out new employee paperwork and got a very brief tour. It just makes me anxious, not having worked in a little bit, to get back into the swing of things. There's also the financial aspect, but hopefully with time that will become less stressful. And I start T'ai Chi in a month so that will help with stress as well.

In other news, for some reason I am experiencing the worst period breakout I've had in like...years. I very rarely get zits on my chin and I've got like four right now. I don't know if it's purely hormonal or something new in my skin care regime that I tried, but I'm not happy about it.

Also, the RNC is a joke. This election is a fucking joke.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

July 19th

Happy adoption anniversary to my darling Castamere! I'm getting a painting of him done by the lovely artist Kelly McGrath to celebrate. She's a tattoo artist and I love her style. I'll post a picture of the painting when I receive it. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post the preliminary sketch so you'll just have to wait!

Monday, July 18, 2016

July 18th

Brad and I went for an hour-long Pokémon walk! That game really is great. I would never go for a walk otherwise, even a short one. Walking is boring! Unless there's Pokémon and a nice boyfriend. Also I got a revive from a Jesus statue PokéStop. It made me giggle. Resurrection is real, yo. In Pokémon. 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

July 16th

My hair is slightly blonder! Getting ever closer to the ashy color I want. Why is is so hard? Ughhh. 

Brad and I are going to the park tomorrow! Whee!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016

July 14th

In the spirit of redecorating my room, I also decided to move my furniture around today. It was very heavy, and really hard work, but I did it! And I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I feel like I have a lot more space in here, which is great. Now I get to decorate and organize, which will also be hard, but I'm excited!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

July 13th

Brad and I went Pokémon hunting today! It was super fun. I really believe this game is both physically and mentally beneficial. I also can't wait for Sun and Moon!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July 12th

Hello sweethearts! Today was a really good day. I slept over at Brad's last night and we had a really good evening, had a good talk, watched some Legend of was nice. And since it was my first time sleeping there since I "officially" moved into my apartment, it kind of felt like being back home. I spent over a month there and I had really missed it. It's just so cozy and homey and it makes me feel really safe and happy. I got the best sleep I've gotten since I moved in to my own place, and just generally had a really pleasant time.

In other exciting news, my local Taco Bell is a PokéStop and I caught hella Pokémon while waiting in the drive-thru line.

Monday, July 11, 2016

July 11th

I'm having a good night. I had a good day. I feel very content. And Legend of Korra is great. 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

July 10th

Work day number one went well!

Also here is a Pidgey I caught today!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

July 9th

Horseback riding was so super fun! And I'm barely sore! My butt just hurts a little. Here's me and Duke, my best buddy!

Friday, July 8, 2016

July 8th

So at my apartment, I can see my garbage dumpster from my bedroom window. Not a big deal. Kind of annoying on trash day, but so it goes. A week or two ago, I noticed some movement around the dumpster. I thought it might be a cat, since we have a few around here. However, this critter looked a little more plump. So, a raccoon, I thought. The area around the dumpster is fairly well lit, but not well enough to really make out critters in the shadows. Later in the week I saw two of these critters at the dumpster at the same time. I decided they were definitely raccoons. It was night time, there was food, they didn't look like cats. A few nights ago, Brad drove me back home and I noticed some eyes peeping out at me. I had to go take a look. As I approached, there were three sets of eyes. Three raccoons! And they weren't aggressive. One kind of crept away into the woods, whereas the other two just hung out as I looked at them and said hi.

All this to say, I had to take the trash out tonight. There was leftover pizza and kitty litter. In this humidity, that was going to be a bad smell. However, I knew there would probably be a friend or two waiting for me. I already have an irrational fear of dumpsters because I used to think there would be a homeless person living in mine and he'd attack me. Now I was faced with the more realistic fear that a raccoon might get me. So I walk my ass outside, clutching my garbage bag, pizza box and phone with the flashlight on. As I approach, I see familiar eyes. But they disappear into the darkness. No worries, right? Wrong. My dumpster has a slide-open side, so I took a peek inside, thinking there could possibly be a raccoon in there, and I definitely didn't want to throw my garbage on a raccoon. Was there a raccoon inside? You betcha. A mom and her two babies, actually. And they seemed perfectly content in there. One of them was casually scaling the wall. They weren't afraid. The weren't running away, but they weren't growling or being territorial. I stayed out there for a long time. People walked by and looked at me funny. What was I going to do? Risk angering a raccoon? Or hurting one?

And that's the story of how my garbage is simply placed near the dumpster, and not inside of it. I hope the raccoons like the pizza.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

July 7th

I really, really can't wait to start my new job. I have training on Sunday, and I'm not just excited because I like where I'll be working or because I'll have income again- I'm excited to have human interaction. I know that probably sounds a little bizarre, but aside from Brad, I don't know anyone in this city. I don't have anyone to hang out with, I don't have coworkers who I see regularly, and really the only other person I know is the woman who does my hair. (Hi Sabrina!) Lately it's been feeling lonely, and also somewhat stifling, to sort of be forced to have all of my social interactions be with one person. I obviously love spending time with Brad, he's amazing. But I don't see anyone else, except cashiers and my neighbors in passing. No one else with whom to have an actual conversation. So going back into retail (technically it's retail entertainment) where I can have lots of people time, as well as coworkers who will hopefully be fun to be around, is really exciting to me. My current "routine" isn't much of a routine, and since I've settled into my new place and haven't had Brad's alarms waking me up every weekday, I've been more lethargic, less likely to go out, and definitely spending more time inside. I'm excited to work in a mall. I'm excited for my job. I'm excited to start T'ai Chi next month. I just want to get to know this city and its people better.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

July 6th

Hey-o, I'm 24 now! Today was pretty good! I mean, it started off with a dream where Jason Momoa asked me on a date. Then I got to sleep in, hang out with Cas, and then Brad and I went out. We saw The Shallows, which I really enjoyed and Brad did not. Whoops. We were going to see The Lobster but we missed it since there was only one showing today. My Japan Crate also came today, which was a nice surprise! I do enjoy me some Japanese candy. I hope you all had a great day too! Thank you so much to my wonderful friends and family who helped me have such a fun day. :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

July 5th

A very happy birthday to my wonderful mom!

I introduced Brad to Doodle God. I bought it yesterday after looking back on my old high scores and just had to buy it. And then I got Brad to play it. He made bricks like eighty times. I'm proud of him.


Monday, July 4, 2016

July 4th

So Exploding Kittens is a super fun card game. I've really missed playing card games! Ah, the benefits of having an awesome boyfriend...

Now time for the birthday rush! My mom's is tomorrow, and mine is the sixth! I'm excited!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

July 3rd

And it's night four of hearing fireworks all night. It's not even the fourth yet! I honestly feel bad for people who live around here who struggle with PTSD, because I can't even begin to imagine how bad this time of year is for them. Not to mention this is a holiday where we're supposed to be celebrating America and most of the people affected by PTSD that would be triggered by fireworks are combat veterans.

Anyway, today was a long day. I had a bad time at a Target store, which bummed me out because I've never been to a bad Target before. (I love Target.) Now it's almost midnight, and I'm still awake after watching Legend of Korra and some American Ninja Warrior. Brad's here too! So it's time to get cozy and get to sleep.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

July 2nd

This past week has been hard on me. My mental health just hasn't been where I want it to be. I'm tired more often, not sleeping well, anxious, and my depression is draining me. I've made the decision to totally change up my bedroom to hopefully improve my mood. My room just feels a little too cold, too stark, and not welcoming. I wanted it to feel chic and modern but it's just not homey. So I'm saying fuck it and redoing the decor, bedding, and adding some warmth and color. Here's hoping that'll brighten my mood.

Friday, July 1, 2016

July 1st

Happy July! I can hear fireworks going off right now. They're for my birthday, right? Not this dystopian nation where a twat like Donald Trump can be a presidential candidate?

Anyway, Brad's doing some sort of birth Hanukkah for me and I am so super excited about what he got me today! (Also, we finished season one of Legend of Korra tonight.)