Wednesday, August 31, 2016

August 31st

Today was so wonky! I didn't work until 6:30! Work was really good though. It was my first time closing and everything went okay! I'm staying at Bead's house tonight because driving all the way home after ten is a gross drive. Too dark. Too sleepy!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

August 29th

Well, I kinda did a whole lot of nothing today! I did do laundry, but that's about it. My apartment is really chilly though! I'm wearing a sweatshirt! I'm really in the mood to just cuddle up and sleep though, I think. Cas was being a bother earlier but he seems to have calmed down.

I don't really know what to do to wind down for bed. I've already watched a decent amount of stuff on YouTube today, so maybe I'll see if I can get into a book.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

August 28th

I am so sorry for the rushed blog post last night! Brad and I were planning on coming home right after the show but it turns out this production has partnered with Broadway Cares and they had some amazing perks, including a backstage tour hosted by the Wizard! So we opted to do that (of course!) and blogging got cut short. So to make up for it, here's my thoughts on the show last night!

Overall, it was a great production. It's changed a bit since I saw it on Broadway (mostly just minor technical things or ensemble costumes), but it was still really solid. Elphaba and Glinda played off each other really well and they had a sense of humor I haven't seen in previous productions. Neither of them were my favorite leads I've seen, but they were both excellent. I was especially impressed with Elphaba's riffs. I also really enjoyed Doctor Dillamond! Fiyero and Boq were good but neither was very memorable. I was underwhelmed by Nessarose and Madame Morrible. However, the Wizard was the most amazing! Going in I had no idea that I actually knew of the man playing the Wizard...none other than Stuart Zagnit, the original voice of Professor Oak! (You can hear hints of it in his speaking voice, which made me happy.) He seemed to be really into his part and brought a really fun energy to the role. The ensemble was great too, and the only technical difficulty was a slightly wonky mic at one point, but these things happen. Everything was choreographed beautifully and the orchestra and lighting was wonderful!

The backstage tour was so surreal! Since I sat in the second row when I saw the show on Broadway, I've seen a lot of the props and costumes pretty close, but nothing like this! It was really cool to hear about how the Wizard's mechanical head works, and how much insane detail (and money) goes into all of the costumes. Glinda's blue dress weighs forty pounds! (For once in my life, I was really good and didn't touch any costumes or props! Unlike some people on the tour...adults, even! Honestly, it was awkward when the Wizard had to tell off a forty-something lady for trying to take a costume off its hanger.)

Special bonus: Me and Stuart Zagnit!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

August 27th

Wicked was so amazing! Brad and I are gonna go for a backstage tour now! I will report back tomorrow!

Friday, August 26, 2016

August 26th

Weekend! Wicked tomorrow! I got shoes! I'm so excited!

Have a backwards Cas!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August 25th

Pffffff, it got late before I had a chance to make a long blog post! There are two things in particular that are rattling about in my brain that I want to blog about, but I'm not totally sure anyone would care to read them, plus I keep blogging so late that I don't have time to get all of my thoughts out!

I've been having crazy dreams lately. Mostly involving this lady.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August 24th

Oh, today was a mess. But I did it! Even though work was crazy and my head hurts!

I'm hanging out with Brad now, yay!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

August 23rd

Kinda a bummer of a day. I had a bad headache this morning and didn't really get much of anything done. I only just took a shower like half an hour ago. So...I feel like I kinda wasted the day away, and I'm having a gloomy night anyway because depression is fun! I have a busy three days ahead of me but at least this weekend should be nice.

Monday, August 22, 2016

August 22nd

You know, sometimes you get your ass in gear and go to t'ai chi class, and it's fun. You learn some stuff and catch an Onix. Then you get a call saying your apartment flooded and to get your ass home. Because, you know, my apartments haven't flooded enough in my lifetime. But lo and behold, I came upon a smashed in front window and a soaked bathroom, carpet, and personal belongings. The supply pipe to the toilet burst and basically drenched everything. I have renter's insurance so I should be able to get some money back for the things that were damaged, but things like my signed Ninja Sex Party CD, signed book by Tim Gunn, and train pass from Dublin to Belfast aren't replaceable. (Hell, the ticket has no monetary value.) I'm just bummed because this is the third time there's been a water crisis in my apartment bathroom (the last two being at my previous apartment) and I'm sick of damp carpets, maintenance men in my house, fearing for Cas' safety (he literally could have jumped out the window and run away this time around), and fearing for my belongings.

Assuming my water gets turned back on in the next day (sigh) I just wanna take a shower and go out tomorrow before getting back to the work grind. I'm nearly over this cold (although I believe all the ibuprofen I took gave me a rash) and I just wanna be out and about for a little bit.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

August 21st

Happy Sunday! My cold seems to be in its final stretch, which is good because I felt like shit this morning. 

Just a few more days until Wicked!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

August 20th

My cold is in full swing! Sore throat is gone, but now it's all in the nose. It's was really funny before, now it's starting to get congested. I went out to the store today at least! I'm not a complete hermit!

Friday, August 19, 2016

August 19th

Guess who has a sore throat? Me...and Brad...I blame work. It was pretty chill today though. Now to find a snack that won't aggravate my throat and eat!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

August 18th

Work went well today! Yaaay! 

Brad has a Polaroid camera now. I am in love with it and also this picture he took of me and Cas. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

August 17th

I went to Buffalo Wild Wings for the first time today! How weird is that? I've had their food before but never eaten there. I had some amazing blueberry mint lemonade, and Brad and I talked about Nazi Germany. You know, as you do.

Now I'm watching the Olympics, diving this time around. I don't really like the commentators for this unfortunately. I hope whatever comes next is a little better.

Cas says hi!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

August 16th

So I had a really awesome experience at Planned Parenthood today (getting a new birth control prescription), and it just fueled a fire under my ass to keep that place going strong. My nurse was incredible, as was all of the other staff. Everything was so easy. I can't believe there are people out there who want to defund that place. Even if you are anti-choice, Planned Parenthood provides so many amazing resources. (You know, like birth control. To prevent unwanted pregnancy.) They also screen for STIs, cancer, and help people in a safe and confidential environment. I just fucking love that place.

Monday, August 15, 2016

August 15th

Well, I was at work until 12:30 AM. That was a doozy. I woke up so incredibly sore, and I actually ended up skipping t'ai chi because I felt so tired and out of it today. (The fact that I had Taco Bell for "dinner" at 1:00 AM didn't help either.)

Tomorrow should be a pretty chill day though!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

August 14th

Guess who isn't off work yet? This lady! I'm so tired! And blogging from the bathroom. I'm also super hungry. And I dropped my birth control pill on the filthy floor so that's in my body now. 

Late shifts!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

August 13th

Work was insane! Tomorrow is probably going to be tiring's a stage set and I'm there til 11:30 PM and ahhh that's really late. What is this, my last job?

Friday, August 12, 2016

August 12th

Bit of a slow day today, so I'm kind of out of sorts. I also have my bedroom window open for the first time in awhile so I can hear the raccoons yelling and it keeps startling me. I really need to get some good sleep tonight but I fell asleep when I was relaxing earlier and now  I'm like...fuzzy, but not really sleepy. I don't work until 5 tomorrow though so I guess I can sleep in if need be, though I'd like to get an early start on the day if I can kick my ass into gear.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

August 11th

Y'all, I hatched a sweet Vaporeon today. Also, I think floating made me really sleepy because I've been out of it all day.

BUT CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE OLYMPICS? I am so happy for Simone Manuel - first African American woman to win a medal in an individual swimming event, and she gets gold! Also, Michael Phelps is crazy. 22 gold medals. Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

August 10th

So my skin feels dry, but floating was pretty cool! Really trippy, too. Too salty for me, but a fun experience!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

August 9th

Brad and I are going to a floating tank place tomorrow! I'm so excited! I'm gonna have mine play nice music and maybe I'll fall asleep even though I have a phobia of falling asleep in water because I feel like I'll drown. Baths are not very relaxing for me. But I hope this will be!

I'm watching gymnastics right now! I wish they'd show more of the other teams. I get that I live in the USA but there's no suspense if I can't see what the competition is doing.

Monday, August 8, 2016

August 8th

I was going to write a super long entry tonight (I really want to talk about sexuality!) but it got late while I was watching the Olympics. Whoops! Hopefully tomorrow I can crank out a solid entry. 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

August 7th

Bagel sandwiches and Pokémon adventures? Sounds like a damn good Sunday. I'm thinking I might see if there's any Olympic stuff going on that I care about and the go to sleep!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

August 6th

Work was exhausting today. People get fussy over the pettiest things. 

Relationship advice: literally communication, always, every time. Don't bottle stuff up. Talking it out is better for everyone. 

Friday, August 5, 2016

August 5th

Happy Friday! I'm feeling better today, just sleepy. Work was so busy! But I got hugs from adorable kids so it's all okay. 

The Opening Ceremonies are pretty good this year! I like the focus on the environment and sustainability. 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

August 4th

Welp. Guess who is having unexplained anxiety again? I don't like feeling this way. So shaky and agitated and nervous. I made a doctor's appointment made though. I'm so damn stressed about everything. 

At least Uzo Aduba was awesome in Steven Universe tonight. Bismuth!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August 3rd

Just wanted to show off my lovely painting of Castamere! It was done by the fantastic Kelly McGrath of Blood Moon Gallery Tattoo. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August 2nd

I've decided to bring back an oldie but a goodie sort of post today...perfume review! Buckle in friends, it's been awhile. Since I adore the original Freak perfume my Illamasqua, I thought I'd give its very dissimilar flanker a try!

Freak (Scarab Edition) - Illamasqua

Even though this is nothing like what I would normally go for, I wanted to try it anyway. As it turns out, this is a pretty solid perfume. The ingredients smell expensive and opulent, and the bottle is absolutely a work of art as well!

This perfume is definitely dominated by plum and jasmine almost the whole way through. The jasmine is very reminiscent of the jasmine in Alien - very rich and sweet. The plum is dry and boozy, almost jammy but set off by the jasmine so it doesn't become cloying. There are other white floral notes dancing around as well, which give it a very gentle feminine vibe amongst the heavy plum and jasmine. I can smell the ylang-ylang and orange as well, but only faintly. They balance the perfume wonderfully. As it dries the scent becomes slightly drier and less boozy as the leather and moss come out. However, the other notes are still clearly there.

So, all in all, for being a perfume I would normally never try (I'm not a big fan of plum usually), I'm impressed. I find that it doesn't last very long on my skin, but I'm okay with that. I feel like it might be a bit too much if it was any stronger. I'll definitely revisit this in the colder weather too, as I feel it would be a great autumn and winter scent.

Overall rating: 7.5/10

Monday, August 1, 2016

August 1st

It's August! Whaaat? Leaves are falling! 

I didn't do much today so here's an excellent picture.