Monday, December 31, 2018

December 31st

I am sitting here with a bleach-blonde pixie cut, a full-time employee of a company, in an apartment that I enjoy, This is so very far from where I started this year, and I feel incredibly happy and lucky to be where I am.

2018 brought a lot of wonderful things into my life, some big and some small. I went to some amazing concerts (Dessa, Nightwish), tried all sorts of new cuisines (who knew there was Indian food that I like?), and met a ton of really awesome animals. (One of whom lived with me for two weeks - I miss you Kiwi, even though you gave Cas fleas.)

I went to two weddings this year, which also involved me going home to Minnesota for a few days. The trip was hectic but really wonderful.

I left my jobs with the Mouse and with Wag to pursue full-time employment, and received a promotion within a few months of starting.

After thinking about it for many months, I did go ahead and chop off all my hair again. It feels very good.

I made the big decision to taper of my Klonopin - which I am still doing, but I am down to 1/4 of a tablet per day instead of two full tablets in a day.

I moved from my old apartment into a horrendous sublease, then into a really great apartment that is both close to my job and close to lots of things I like doing.

And with regards to this blog, I blogged every single day this year. I'm proud of that.

I think I mentioned this briefly before, but 2019 is going to be my last year of daily blogging. This doesn't mean that I'll never blog again, but I don't feel like it needs to be a daily thing. For one, daily blogging isn't necessary or necessarily a good fit with my lifestyle. A lot of the time, my day consists of going to work, coming home and eating dinner and maybe hanging out with a friend of watching something on YouTube. That's not a bad day, but it's also not necessarily something I feel the need to document. I think after 2019, I will see how I feel about blogging occasionally. Maybe weekly, monthly, or just when something of note happens. But that's to see in another year.

Additionally, after completing one more year of blogging, I will have blogged daily for ten years. That is an absolutely incredible amount of time, and I often can't believe I've done it and I'm still doing it. So really, it's a good place to stop. I started this blog in January of 2010 and I have grown and changed so much since then. This year especially has been incredibly formative and good, so I am leaving 2018 on a positive note.

I know in the past I have set resolutions for both myself and this blog for the coming year. I don't have anything specific for 2019 - honestly, I just want to be healthy and happy. That's my goal. This might involve working out or seeing a therapist. Maybe it will involve other changes too. I want to be open to change, but also appreciative of where I am and what I have. I'd like to go to new places and try new things. I also want to continue to give Cas lots of cuddles, and blog about it all the time.

Thank you to everyone who reads this, or who has ever read my ramblings. Often this blog is a shout into the void of the internet, but at the end of the day, my opinion of this blog and what I do with it is the most important. It's my life, and I like to look back on it. Sometimes I want to kick myself for the short entries or vague posts, but in this day and age, I'd rather undershare than overshare anyway.

A very happy New Year to you, and to myself as well. Let's make 2019 absolutely magical.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

December 30th

Only one more work day before my vacation! Hooray!

As per usual, tomorrow is going to be a big old year end post. Who’s pumped for a hella long post? Just me? Okay!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

December 29th

I’m at my mom’s house! We just looked at a bunch of old pictures together. And Ellie let me pet her for awhile! It was kind of magical. This is the most she’s let me pet her in like ten years, no joke. So yay!

Friday, December 28, 2018

December 28th

It’s almost the new year! I’m really excited! Training at work has gone pretty well, and I’m very glad it’s the weekend. I went shopping for a dress for our company holiday party but I didn’t have any luck. However, I did go to the Disney Store and get two new Pua plush, so like...it’s all good, truly.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

December 27th

Brad is kicking ass at Pokémon Crystal! I got to watch him beat Lance, and Lance has great battle music. So it was a good night.

Cas is currently wearing a cone of shame and smells like cinnamon. This is because we found another flea on him somehow, despite however many flea treatments I’ve given him now. He was licking one particular area so much that his fur was getting sparse so I got him that collar, and then I gave him a flea bath that happened to smell like cinnamon, so he’s a very fragrant boy. About an hour after this bath Brad was a live flea on him though so I don’t even know what’s going on with him anymore. I just want him to be better. I love that guy so much.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

December 26th

Happy birthday to my seester!

I think training went well today. Not remarkable, but like, it’s the first day. Things will get better. Training sure is stressful though. I want to be likable and pass on my knowledge and be helpful and I don’t know what I’m doing. But hey, lunch was okay. I like trying new places.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

December 25th

Merry Christmas! I spent the day relaxing with Cas. I'll be seeing my mom this weekend, so I figured I'd just have a chill day. Lots of YouTube. Definitely a nap. Then it's back to business tomorrow - but not "as usual" since I'll be doing some training!

I'm in the mood for some Christmas shopping, honestly. But I'm saving money for MAGFest which is coming up super soon! Yay!

Monday, December 24, 2018

December 24th

Merry Christmas Eve! I had a half day at work (it was very slow, but I played Christmas music) and now I’m just relaxing. The weather is nice! It’s sunny!

P.S. Cas is a cutie pie

Sunday, December 23, 2018

December 23rd

Happy Christmas Adam! I’m super excited for a short week this week. And training on Wednesday! I think it’ll go well. I’m so excited for MAGFest, it’s really coming up soon. So much is happening! Whoa!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

December 22nd

Happy Saturday! I slept all day! I think I had some sleep debt to make up.

Brad and Cas and I are chilling out at my place tonight. We had plans but technology was not in our favor, so now we're just watching YouTube videos. It works.

Friday, December 21, 2018

December 21st

Today was my last full day at the front desk! Monday is a half day, Tuesday is Christmas and on Wednesday I get to train my replacement. I’m so excited!

Why is everything from KFC so dry?

I love cats so much. And also Pokémon.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

December 20th

I went to a little happy hour and now I am very sleepy! Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday. I should go see some cats.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

December 19th

Man, work was stressful this afternoon. Excel is a complicated program.

Kinda in the mood to eat...kinda in the mood to sleep. Sounds about right.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

December 18th

For some reason I wrote the date as November 18th. What is going on? Am I a time traveller?

I don't understand the appeal of drinking alcohol like...90% of the time. It just gives me a stomachache these days anyway. And my stomach has been out of whack since this weekend too.

I wish I could watch Reese play Danganronpa for like two hours a day sometimes.

Monday, December 17, 2018

December 17th

I really, really want to lose weight and get in shape. I just feel a little clueless about it all. Do I have the right gear? Equipment? Cardio? Strength? Endurance? Conditioning? Personal trainer? What do I do?

Sunday, December 16, 2018

December 16th

I am living for this short hair. I took a shower and blow dried my hair and my hair was completely dry in like three minutes. This is what I wanted and I am ecstatic.

I went to a Chinese lantern festival today as well, which was pretty rad. A little weirdly laid out, but still fun. There was also a performance that had foot juggling and plate spinning and the like which blew my fucking mind. One of the girls did foot juggling with a table. My mouth was literally hanging open, it was so cool!

Saturday, December 15, 2018

December 15th

Hi, I have a pixie cut now. It is bleach blonde. I am OBSESSED.

Friday, December 14, 2018

December 14th

After work happy hour was fun! Although seriously, cheap beer is not that great. Yikes.

Tomorrow: hair cut and color!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

December 13th

Agua del Sol by Escada
Notes include sorbet, raspberry, apricot, ice cream, pear, musk and citrus notes

I blind bought a rollerball of this when it came out -- the sorbet note really intrigued me. However, on me this is a sour floral with a fairly strong musk to it. I can't even pinpoint exactly which fruit(s) I'm smelling. Something like an artificial raspberry or grape, but it's hard to discern. Escada summer perfumes have been better than this, so this wouldn't be a top pick for me by any means.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

December 12th

Remind me to blog when I’m less sleepy. I’ve fallen back into that habit.

The old “do I wash my hair tonight or in the morning” question is really keeping me up. I’m thinking I may do a morning shower. How unlike me!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

December 11th

I was made aware that it’s only two weeks until Christmas. I definitely have not purchased gifts for everyone. I can probably pull something together, but like...I wish I could go all out. But I also need to save for MAGFest. Luckily my plane ticket and hotel are paid for so it’s pretty much just food that’s a necessary expense now.

Brad came over and played Pokémon Yellow tonight. He’s doing pretty well for his first play through. Unless he’s fighting Koga.

Monday, December 10, 2018

December 10th

Happy Monday! The weather is gloomy and I took a long nap. Whoops.

Oatmeal is so good.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

December 9th

Happy Sunday! I slept a lot today. It was nice.

Um...not an eventful day. Not much to report I guess. I'm just listening to Brad play Pokémon Yellow for the first time which is pretty rad, to be honest. The nostalgia!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

December 8th

My headache is still here...but Brad and I went to see Wreck-It Ralph 2 and it was fun! Now we’re eating Wendy’s, and I have a kid’s meal. My Saturday nights are fun.

Friday, December 7, 2018

December 7th

Well, I have a frustrating headache that just won’t quit...so I’m blogging now so I can sleep soon. I’m not even sure if I’m tired. I just have heard pain. And eye strain. Thanks, Excel spreadsheets.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

December 6th

Finally a nap after work! I feel like I’ve been sleepy all week. Now to sleep through the night, right?

Every time I wear Coco I forget just how long it lasts. I put it on at 7:39 this morning...and it’s still on my wrists! That’s super impressive.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

December 5th

I’m hungry! But I’m not sure what to eat. Graaapes?

I am freshly showered and I lost all of my sleepiness! And Cas isn’t even in here to cuddle with me!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

December 4th

The weather was dreary again today, aside from like three minutes of good fluffy snow. On the plus side, I did a lot of cleaning at home! I have...so much perfume. Anybody want some?

EDIT TO ADD THAT I MET A GOLDEN RETRIEVER NAMED SOPHIE AT WORK TODAY AND SHE IS GREAT

Monday, December 3, 2018

December 3rd

Tonight was productive. I found a new mattress and worked on cleaning my apartment. Then I got awful gas cramps for no apparent reason. Also, the weather is kind of a bummer. Real grey and rainy. Winter is really nice when there’s lots of fresh snow and it’s fluffy and pretty, but overcast dreary days and not ideal. I’m not sure what the weather is supposed to be tomorrow — hopefully nice!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

December 2nd


Fan Your Flames by Nishane
Notes include coconut, rum, tobacco, cedar, tonka bean

I thought I was destined to love this. The notes called to me, especially in this chilly weather. And yet I was met with mostly cedar - the sharp, Iso-E kind of cedar. This was at the forefront of this scent for about an hour before anything else really started to peak through, and even then nothing could overtake the cedar entirely. I was hoping for a boozy, coconut-y dream, but I guess my skin just didn't agree with this one. If your skin tends to amp up cedar, try before you buy for sure!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

December 1st


Captured by Candlelight by 4160 Tuesdays
Notes include cognac, cinnamon, toffee, fruity notes, beeswax, and oak


"Picture a huge Christmas pudding, trundled into an oak-paneled dining room illuminated by candles, the wax dripping on to the starched-linen tablecloth. Flaming brandy, sozzled fruit, rich pud, rich people, old wood, soft wax... that smell." - A note from Sarah McCartney, the perfumer

I'm not English, so I can't speak to how much this smells like an English Christmas or Christmas pudding. What I can say is that this is wonderfully unique. There's a distinct waxiness to this that I'm not used to smelling. That plus some gently spiced fruits and a rich, woody oak and cognac base make this sumptuous and rich, but never overly sweet. (It's almost bitter as it starts to fade.) It's foody, but still in a refined way.

Friday, November 30, 2018

November 30th

I visited Colony Cats today and made lots of cat friends! And Kiwi was there! Which is sad but also nice because I got to see Kiwi. I hope he finds a really good home.

I only just had dinner so I'm not sure if I'm ready for bed...but like, I slept really poorly all week and I probably need the rest. So I'll at least go lay (lie?) down.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

November 29th

So I’ve been mostly awake since like 4-something this morning because I had a weird existential panic attack. It was shitty and I still feel weird. But I’m doing better, like at least I’m not actively freaking out. So that’s good. I am pretty tired though. Kind of nervous to sleep though, in case I wake up panicked again. Send good vibes please!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

November 28th

Only about a month til my year in review blog post...I was thinking about this year today and my goodness, a lot has happened. Like...a lot. 2018 has been a big year!

Now that I’ve done pretty much everything I needed to do tonight (pretty much), I may just try to go to sleep early. My sleep schedule is weird - which hasn’t happened as much since my new job, but still happens - so I need to sort that out.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

November 27th

A slow Tuesday indeed! Can you believe it’s almost December? Because I cannot.

My lower back still hurts. And it’s snowy. But it’s okay! Because Cas is a good boy.

Monday, November 26, 2018

November 26th

I only did a little Cyber Monday shopping today. I held off on some good deals though! Because I am a responsible adult sort of! And I finished reading my book!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

November 25th

Not much to report today since a lot of my time has been devoted to...reading, of all things. I need to read more. I’m really enjoying it - I always do. Why don’t I read more? I’m finally getting around to reading An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green, and so far I’m really digging it. Well done, Hank Green.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

November 24th

I slept so much today, and I’m okay with that. Now Brad and I are playing Jeopardy! on the Switch. Also I had a delicious fish sandwich for dinner. Overall a good Saturday.

Friday, November 23, 2018

November 23rd

What a day. A slow day. And I ran out of milk.

I did buy a toaster though.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

November 22nd

Happy Thanksgiving! I have to go to work tomorrow. Also the only thing I was actively planning on buying for Black Friday (a Sherpa hoodie) is already sold out. So I guess I’ll just...watch some YouTube and go to bed?

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

November 21st

Sometimes you pay hundreds of dollars to find out that your cat is okay. And that's okay.

I'm so glad I have tomorrow off. I'm really tired.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

November 20th

Almost four hours at the vet tonight. It looks like Cas doesn’t have a blockage, but he needs to be checked again tomorrow. Which is an hour drive round trip and more money too. I just want my little man to get better.

Monday, November 19, 2018

November 19th

This is going to be a slow work week, I can feel it. I’m also really worried about Cas. It seems like he’s still losing weight. I don’t know. It’s upsetting me and freaking me out. Ugh.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

November 18th

Listen you guys. KFC is...actually kind of good. I had a craving today, so I went. And I got groceries. And played Super Mario Party with Brad for like...three hours. So I was at least a little productive I guess.

Cas is all goopy from his various topical medications, but at least he's pretty calm right now. I'm worried about him though, he's lost some weight. The vet thinks there might be an issue in his stomach. Given the fact that he likes to sneakily chew on plastic things, I'm nervous that he might have eaten some and it's causing him an issue. The only way to find out though is an ultrasound...and then, surgery? I don't know. This poor little guy. I hope he's okay.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

November 17th

Gotta love a $300 vet bill. But Cas’ blood and thyroid tests were normal which is really good! He was such a troooer. Even though he hid under the sink. He’s a good boy.

Brad and I played Mario Party tonight. It was actually super fun. I need a couch though.

Friday, November 16, 2018

November 16th

Ugh. I have a headache. Ted’s Montana was not a good place for dinner. The last 1-2 hours of work today sucked. I’m so glad it’s the weekend, even though I do need to take Cas to the vet tomorrow.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

November 15th

Hello! I’m very glad that it’s nearly Friday. We have a chili cook-off at work tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

November 14th

I just had a really weird and unsatisfying nap and now I’m super disoriented. I still haven’t had dinner. My eyes are dry. What an evening.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

November 13th

Listen, I’m so tired I didn’t even finish any of the YouTube videos I was watching. I just napped. Now I’m going to...sleep more, I guess? Work was busy and I just wanna be cozy.

Monday, November 12, 2018

November 12th

What an utterly slow work day. I was productive, there just wasn’t that much to do. Then after work I made a return at ULTA and got Indian food. And now I’m...doing more laundry, I guess. What a fascinating Monday.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

November 11th

Fawn by Ellis Brooklyn
Notes include neroli, coconut, magnolia and musk

This fragrance was a big old disappointment. I don't know what I was expecting, but the first whiff was a pretty generic "tropical" coconut with a lot of neroli. And then the coconut faded, and it was just neroli. Not even good neroli either - really one-dimensional and overly synthetic. And then it was gone. So not only was this fragrance unimpressive in terms of the scent, the longevity was also terrible. There are so many better neroli scents out there, ones with actual depth and complexity. Skip this one, it's not worth your time.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

November 10th

Pokémon Go Community Day was kind of underwhelming if I’m being honest. Minimal shinies and it was cold outside so it was just like...not as fun as usual. And the app was super buggy for me and apparently a lot of other people too, which made everything frustrating. Oh well.

Right now I’m pretty much just craving oatmeal, but also sleep. I had a dream last night about one of my childhood crushes, which was oddly nostalgic. I have such bizarre dreams.

Friday, November 9, 2018

November 9th

Work went slow this afternoon, and it got dark way too early. But tomorrow is Pokémon Go Community Day! For Cyndaquil! Yay!

I’m testing Fawn by Ellis Brooklyn tonight. It smells...very generic. I’ve smelled this before. It’s just a super generic or age blossom/beach scent. Sigh.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

November 8th

Mood for this week: productive but also sleepy

I can hear my neighbor’s music/TV but it’s all distorted. Though as I say that, I figured out what it is! I thought it was Phantom of the Opera, but it’s the Beast’s song in the new Beauty and the Beast movie. That was a pretty good song I guess.

Thank goodness for Friday, am I right my dudes? (*falls asleep*)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

November 7th

Cloud by Ariana Grande
Notes include cream, praline, musk, coconut, lavender, and orchid

I tend to stay away from sweet celebrity scents. However, this one intrigued me just enough for me to give it a try. At first, I couldn’t really make sense of what I was smelling. It was creamy, but also quite fresh. It didn’t smell like lavender in the way that I’m used to smelling it - but that’s a good thing. This wasn’t overly herbal. It projected a little, but it didn’t feel cloying, which tends to happen with similar scents on my skin. As it wears, this turns into a creamy, milky-vanilla scent with a hint of musk. This isn’t a love for me, but I do have to applaud it. This is meant to appeal to the masses and I think it will, but it’s not boring or unoriginal like far too many other celebrity scents. If you like a youthful, sweet scent but don’t want to smell like Pink Sugar, definitely look into this one.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 6th

I votes! And while I want to stay up and watch the results, I’m sleepy.

I also ran a mile today! A whole mile! I haven’t run in so long that I can’t remember the last time.

...perfume review scooting to tomorrow!

Monday, November 5, 2018

November 5th

Perfume review coming tomorrow! I tested Cloud by Ariana Grande, which is a new release. Spoiler alert: it’s a pretty good scent.

It was a slow Monday today, but I did buy some running shoes which is exciting. (I guess that also means tomorrow I really do need to start running...I was supposed to start today but someone went to see Lil Bub over the weekend instead of buying shoes...which was the right decision.)

Don’t forget to vote tomorrow if you haven’t already!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

November 4th

I’m super exhausted...but today was a good day. Lil Bub was magical. I am a happy lady.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

November 3rd

I’m at my mom’s house! And tomorrow I get to meet Lil Bub! I’m so happy!

Friday, November 2, 2018

November 2nd

I don’t have time to deal with dumb people and yet I put up with so many of them. Also, happy hour after work wasn’t even good. My drink was too expensive and the company was mediocre. And I had a headache. This evening is disappointing me. I even wore good perfume today, things should be much more exciting.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

November 1st

Happy November! This month should be good. Lil Bub meeting. Chili Cook-off at work. Lots of sweaters and nice perfume. I'm all about that life.

I miss Gilly Hicks, you guys.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

October 31st

Happy Halloween! I was a polar bear! A coworker and her friends and I went to a Disney trivia night, which was really fun. But now I’m tired! And I have a headache from wearing a headband all day! It feels like Friday. Can it be Friday? Or just this weekend in general? Because I am meeting Lil Bub this weekend and I am gonna cry.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

October 30th

Um so I need to take a shower but I’m sleepy and chilly. Ya girl may need to shower...IN THE MORNING. (Dun dun duuuuuun!) Because right now I’m under a blanket.

Monday, October 29, 2018

October 29th

Happy Monday! I was sleepy all day! Then I slept when I got home. For too long. Whoops!

All you need to know is I wore a cute sweater today and I felt nice!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

October 28th

Last night was a pretty decent party. I didn't really know too many people, and some dude got real handsy with a couple of girls, myself include. But it was good Halloween fun. There was a wiener dog there.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

October 27th

So I guess I’m at a Halloween party. I don’t know many people here. It’s like...very collegiate feeling. We shall see how this goes. I have good perfume on though.

Friday, October 26, 2018

October 26th

Oh thank goodness it’s Friday. This week felt so much longer than it had any right to. And my weekend plans are...minimal? I’m not actually totally sure what I’m doing. Hanging...out? Maybe? Laaauundry?

Cas needs to go to the vet next week. I guess Kiwi was exactly flea-free when he stayed here. So now Cas is an itchy boy. Poor guy. I gave him some flea medicine a few days ago because I suspected fleas, but I found a live one on him tonight. How long does it take flea medicine to work?

Thursday, October 25, 2018

October 25th

Today was a slow work day and I threw all my money at my Bowsette cosplay and some avocado toast. Being 26 is a weird time for me I guess. Ha.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

October 24th

Today was truly a super average, normal workday. But I looked cute, so that helps.

The real question of the night is whether or not I’m hungry enough to actually get up and do something about it. So far it’s looking like...not yet. But a midnight snack may be in order.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

October 23rd

What I should be doing: getting in the shower
What I want to do: curl up in bed

The weather was really perfect today. I walked around Easton mall and it was absolutely gorgeous. This is the kind of fall weather that I love. I want more of this.

I also want like...a lot of sweaters and hoodies and stuff.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018

October 21st

Still feeling like weekends should be three days long, ya know?

Pokémon Go Community Day was good! Not many shinies to be found, but I'm not gonna turn down an easy way to get some steps in.

Currently experiencing a headache...I should go to bed soon, but like...I'm not sure I'm actually all that tired. Not that I really have much else to do.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

October 20th

A huge thanks to Brad for reminding me to blog today, because I definitely forgot.

I freaking love going to cat adoption centers. I love cats, really.

Tomorrow is a Pokémon Go Community Day! The featured Pokémon is Beldum, which is...okay, I guess? I’m mostly excited about the faster egg hatching time. And getting out and doing some exercise!

Friday, October 19, 2018

October 19th

IT IS FLANNEL FRIDAY MY DUDES. Somehow about ten of us in the office wore the same flannel today. This is how I know I have good coworkers. 

Also, do you ever just like, sleep all evening?

Thursday, October 18, 2018

October 18th

You ever smack something against your ankle hard enough to leave a bruise...and then a few hours later do the same thing to your heel? Somehow my job is dangerous these days. Chairs and whiteboards...look out, y'all.

Tomorrow has been decreed Flannel Friday and I'm very excited about this.

So uhh...do I sleep now? I'm kind of chilly...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

October 17th

WHAAAAARGARBL

I feel kinda off tonight. I got home and slept...like really slept. And I'm still sleepy. I also haven't been hungry since lunch...I only just ate some oatmeal, and I'm not sure how I feel about that either. Is it the weather? Am I just experiencing some good old fashioned general malaise? What's the deal here?

At least Pokémon Go has Sinnoh region Pokémon now. I wanna get a Gastrodon.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

October 16th

I went out for drink with coworkers! Just one drink! I am really tired now!

Monday, October 15, 2018

October 15th

Sometimes you go out looking to buy new pants and you get a fluffy pink jacket instead. I'm out here living my best life, what can I say?

You ever buy something from Lush but then it goes bad before you can use it? Because I definitely haven't used the perishable face mask that's in my fridge and that has a best by date of today. Whoops.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

October 14th

This was a good weekend. It was really nice to see my mom and go to the zoo yesterday (even though it felt a little chilly), it was nice sleeping in today, it was nice hanging out with Brad and Cas and getting my laundry done too! I don't think I've got too much going on this upcoming week outside of work, but I guess we'll see. I'd like to do something fun! I just don't know what yet!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

October 13th

Zoo day was fun! I love the zoo. I wish there were 90% fewer people at the zoo, but oh well. It was still a good day. (If not a bit chilly.)

Tomorrow is gonna be a SLEEPY DAY. Also with laundry and a nice long shower.

Friday, October 12, 2018

October 12th

On one hand, I’m excited to hang out with my mom tomorrow. On the other hand, I’m very tired and would love to sleep in. Oh well. I guess that’s what Sundays are for.

It’s finally fall weather! Good old chilly but not cold, get cozy under some blankets weather! I’m so excited!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

October 11th

Autumn weather is finally here! I’m so excited! I wanna wear all the sweaters and flannels!

I’m very much looking forward to this weekend. I’m gonna see my mom, we’re gonna go to the zoo, and Sunday I’m gonna sleep in which is the best...it’ll be good.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October 10th

Who’s the sleepy girl with dry eyes? It’s me!

I should really shower tonight so I don’t have to in the morning...but I’m warm and tired...and kind of hungry too...

Tomorrow feels like it should be Friday.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

October 9th

Hi yes I would like to have more money please. Paying all of my MAGFest expenses early means I'm literally all set to go now, but my wallet is hurting. And until my company finds someone to replace my current position, I don't get to move into my promotion. Which means I'm not making what I will be after my raise...yet...sigh.

I went to the grocery store while hungry and only made one impulse food purchase! It was some bizarre Cheez-it "combo" box that also has caramel popcorn in it. It does kind of sound good though.

Monday, October 8, 2018

October 8th

There's a reason I don't like washing my face at night. The face wash gets in my hair. Then my hair feels gross. And my hands gets all wet, and the water always drips down my arms, and then I have to reapply lotion like four times. I'm trying to do better by my skin but my god, I need someone to do it for me or something. Also, my skin just needs help. I don't know what to do about it. It's not behaving and it's making me incredibly self-conscious. Ugh.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

October 7th

So, I was feeling poorly today and my mom didn't come over, so no zoo. Not much of anything really, just resting and doing laundry. Time for a shower now. I'd be really keen on becoming one of those countries that has a four day work week, and research seems to show that people are a lot more productive that way as well. Though I don't think I'm ready to move to New Zealand any time soon.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

October 6th

Kiwi is indeed back at the shelter. I do miss him, but Cas and I are having a good night together, and that’s important. I hope Kiwi finds a great home.

Zoo with my mom tomorrow!

Friday, October 5, 2018

October 5th

Things have been better, but at least it’s the weekend. I have a headache. And Kiwi is going back to the shelter tomorrow. This is not a decision I am taking lightly, and it’s really breaking my heart. But I want what’s best for him, for Cas and for myself. I shouldn’t have to feel guilty about that.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

October 4th

”I will just take a quick nap and...” Zzzzzzzzz

That’s been my evening. I had a stress dream about overspending my dad’s money at an ALDI. Standard stuff.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

October 3rd

Blech. I did not feel well this evening, and now I just feel out of it. I can't tell if I'm sleepy or not, I lost all my motivation, I just feel off.

Cas and Kiwi are fighting sporadically. Like, they'll be laying peacefully together on the floor, not a care at all for each other, and then they get all angry. It's unclear who is starting it, but it might be Kiwi and that has me worried. Well, it has me worried either way. Advice is welcome.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

October 2nd

Holy shit, look at the title of yesterday’s entry. How in the fuck did that happen? I’m like crying over here.

Ya girl is getting back into perfume swapping and it feels so good!

Aaand I’m super tired.

Monday, October 1, 2018

October 1stth

Happy Halloween First! ...I’m not that crazy, I promise.

Work was very long today! Things are going all right though. Waking up early is hard though, you guys. I like naps.

My cats are so rad.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

September 30th

I've been a busy bee! (And now my back hurts!) I did some work organizing my perfumes, sorting through clothes, and doing a ton of laundry. Now I need to shower. I don't know why I waited to wash my towels until late. What is planning, anyway?

Saturday, September 29, 2018

September 29th

Hi all! Everything is moved into my new place! Now I’m hanging out with Brad and my kitties. I’m so stoked to sleep in tomorrow. A totally free Sunday! Hooray!

Friday, September 28, 2018

September 28th

Long week: over. Weekend...yes please. I wanna sleep in so badly.

I’m not sure I want to keep my mattress. (I’m within the returns period.) It’s just very firm.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

September 27th

I wish I was more excited for the weekend...except I have way too much shit to do. I kind of spent last weekend adopting a cat instead of cleaning out my old place. And now I like...really gotta do that. This weekend. All of it. I don't wanna.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

September 26th

I submitted my resignation with Wag today, which means tonight was my last walk ever (as far as I know) with Ace. I had a cry and I gave him a hug and told him I love him. He really is such a good dog, and I'm going to miss him so much. Hopefully his owner will like, add me on Snapchat and send me pictures of him.

Cas and Kiwi are the dynamic cat derby duo today! I was resting after I got home from work since I wasn't feeling great, and boy howdy did my boys decide it was playtime. That's really good though! They're getting along well and they're having fun!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September 25th

My sleep schedule is off. My everything is a little off, really. I didn't realize how emotionally weird this week was going to be. It's been up and down a lot. But I'm doing okay, and I have two good cats here with me.

Monday, September 24, 2018

September 24th

There are two cats in my bed right now. I am a very happy lady.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

September 23rd

I brought home a new friend today! His name is Kiwi and he is a big ol’ chonk of a cat! He’s six years old and he’s a nervous boy! So we’re still adjusting here. Cas seems okay though. Obviously they’re in separate spaces right now, but it doesn’t seem like anyone is feeling aggressive. I’m just hoping they get along well so Kiwi can stay forever! I love him already!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

September 22nd

Tomorrow I’m going to pick up a cat. I got approved to adopt Chester, this super smooshy boy I’ve seen at the cat adoption place the last few times I’ve been. Hopefully he and Cas get along well so I can keep him forever!

Friday, September 21, 2018

September 21st

Happy Friday! I have my CPR certification tomorrow morning, so I can’t sleep in, but otherwise it doesn’t look to be too hectic of a weekend. And today was good! I hung out with cats, had Steak n Shake...the good stuff.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

September 20th

I came home from work today and slept. Juuust slept. Is my sleep schedule messed up? Probably. Whoops.

Having a Windows desktop computer at work means I have gotten alright at typing on that sort of keyboard. Which means the computer I'm on now, a Macbook, is becoming harder to type on. I don't like that. I used to be able to type so damn fast on this thing. I need to type more. Longer blog entries! NaNoWriMo! ...maybe not NaNoWriMo. But we'll see.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

September 19th

1. I accepted a promotion at work!
2. I am seven years self-harm free!
3. My dad is celebrating his 70th birthday today!

Today is a good day!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

September 18th

Despite not getting to sleep until after midnight last night, things are okay. I got free second row tickets to a pre-season hockey game, which was rad. Hockey games are fun. There's a lot of transitional stuff going on at work too, which has kind of been messing with a lot of us admins, but we're making it work the best we can.

My dad's birthday is tomorrow! He's going to be 70, which is kind of crazy. But he'll also be in town to see my new place! I haven't seen him in a few months, so I'm excited. Cas is excited too.

Monday, September 17, 2018

September 17th

Work was like...not the worst? It was kinda stressful, but all things considered...it was okay. And that’s okay.

First shower at the new apartment was a success! And I’m drying laundry now. I like this place.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

September 16th

I don't know if I'm ready for work tomorrow. I had a lot to do this weekend. My mom visited today. I brought Cas to the new place. It was a lot. I need a day to myself sometime. Maybe. Someday.

...But at least Cas is here with me!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

September 15th

Furniture is currently being assembled in my apartment, courtesy of Brad. I am so supremely overwhelmed by all the things that are now here. I need to do a massive declutter. If any of you want some stuff from my life, like clothes or Disney merch, let me know.

Friday, September 14, 2018

September 14th

Work sucked today. I don’t like saying that, but today was not a good day. Thank goodness it’s the weekend. I wish I had two totally free days, but it’s okay. I just need to be away from the office for awhile.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

September 13th

Someone was sleeping and was woken up by her alarm...totally not me though.

It was my favorite coworker’s last day today. I am really, genuinely sad about he. He’s a fun guy to work with and just to talk to, too. But he’s on to bigger and better things. I’m happy for him.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September 12th

My new mattress arrived! My apartment is mostly habitable now! I still have nowhere to eat or sit, but that's okay.

Cas is so good. He's extra cuddly tonight. And he gave me kisses.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

September 11th

I didn't sleep well last night. It took me til after 1 AM to fall asleep, and then I woke up at some point because I was sleeping on my shoulder so weirdly that my whole arm was in terrible pain. So work was...sleepy. And also a bit hectic for awhile. And I think I'm gonna head to bed early tonight.

Monday, September 10, 2018

September 10th

I got sheets! And a new pillow! And some towels! Being productive feels good. I can't wait for my new mattress to arrive. I want to sleep in my new place. (But like, not on the floor.) I think this weekend I'm going to try to transition to sleeping there on the regular. I'll have internet and a bed, and I think I can get most of my furniture moved. I do still need a place to eat though. That's a work in progress.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

September 9th

So I may have forgotten to blog until literally two minutes until midnight last night. My apologies. Though I have heard that yesterday's blog post is one of my finest works to date.

It would be so super great if the blanket I bought didn't smell like it had been sitting in a cheap plastic bag for six months. To be fair, it was cheap and on Amazon, but still. It's making my head hurt. (And so are my glasses. I'm trying to give my poor dry eyes some rest, but good god these glasses make everything weird.)

I'm going to try super hard to be really productive tomorrow. It feels a little hard to do stuff at the new place since I don't have all the "major" stuff there (like a bed to sleep on, or internet), but I'm getting there. I may try and work on the bathroom tomorrow. I don't think it'll be too hard to find a bathmat and shower curtain. Oh, and towels. Towels might be a little harder. But I can do it.

Friday, September 7, 2018

September 7th

HAPPY FRIDAY. This week wasn’t too long, in hindsight. And tomorrow I get a new bed frame! No mattress though. That’s in the works.

I don’t know where a sample of a nice perfume I had has run off to. I wanted to wear it again before o reviewed it but it probably rolled under the bed or something.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

September 6th

Well today wasn't too bad. I had my 90-day review at work and it went well! Hooray! I need to go to the post office tomorrow, like probably on my lunch break. Because I may have slacked off a bit when it comes to mailing out my Reddit Secret Santa gifts. Whoops. I also have to get up (extra) early because it's my turn to bring Friday snacks at work. But I mean, at least I get snacks tomorrow morning. I'm gonna have a bagel.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

September 5th

Man oh man, The Depression™ really got to me today. I was just miserable. The only time I genuinely smiled was when I saw a really content looking baby at lunch. And then it was back to being sad. I hate how depression can be like that. Everything is fine, then one thing sets you off and it’s like a literal dark cloud is surrounding you.

So uh am I living at my new place yet? Because I hate this sublease more and more daily.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

September 4th

So uh I accidentally napped instead of being productive. That was my evening. I was productive at work though!

Would recommend Daddy-o shampoo from Lush. It's purple and it smells like violets.

Monday, September 3, 2018

September 3rd

What a nice day off! I even moved a few things into the new place. I really need to find a mattress somewhere, and one that isn't crazy expensive. I also need to work on moving the things from my current place to the new place. My storage locker stuff has no deadline - I can rent that locker til the end of time. But I need to start moving the things from this musty hell house over. Luckily, there isn't too much big stuff here since this place is furnished. Sure, I'll be sleeping on a little daybed mattress on the floor of my new place if I stay there before I get my new mattress, but honestly, that's probably better than this place. It's so humid here!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

September 2nd

Guess who's excited to have a day off tomorrow? THIS GIRL.

I was hoping to have a fun evening out tonight but I sort of overdid it with German food and ate too much and had to go home and rest instead. Whoops. I've also had an on/off headache, so hopefully that stays away. I think tomorrow I'm going to try and move some more stuff into the new place.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

September 1st

Happy September! Happy new apartment day! I don't have a bed there yet, and won't til next weekend, but I'm just glad I have the place. I also at a really good sandwich today, and bought a bed frame, and then it rained a lot. Now I'm really warm (and a little hungry) but I'm very happy it's a long weekend.

I've also been testing quite a few new perfumes lately, so review soon maybe? Fragrantica is redesigning their site and it was tolerable until they completely overhauled the forums and made them look like shit. So...you know. Good stuff.

Friday, August 31, 2018

August 31st

So today was the slowest work day in awhile. But I went and hung out with cats afterwards so it’s all good. Also I looked cute today.

New apartment TOMORROW.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

August 30th

Slooow work day. And I guess college football starts tomorrow? Or so I've been told? That's not meant to be some hipster response, I genuinely didn't know. Sports are kinda out of my field (haha) of vision most of the time.

Do you ever eat too much at Red Robin? (Yummm.)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

August 29th

It is warm and sticky. I took an nap and I'm not sleepy. What's a girl to do?

Question of the day: Am I going to MAGFest? I'm still deciding.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

August 28th

Is it really almost September? I've been at my new job for almost three months now. This summer absolutely flew by. (Not today though, today was a slooow Tuesday.)

Where does one find a couch to purchase? I'm a little wary of Craigslist, but I also don't want to spend a lot of money...

Monday, August 27, 2018

August 27th

So. Many. Bug bites.

Today was all right for a Monday. I bought some new pants. (I still can’t find any tan/khaki pants, but apparently I’m having great luck with black ones.) I had some oatmeal.

I’m in the mood for a nighttime snack.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

August 26th

Huh. I keep hearing about four day work weeks in other countries and like...I’d be down for those. Or at least maybe like once a month? That’d be kinda cool.

I feel like I have so many bug bites. I don’t like this house. But it’s only one week til I get the keys to my new place!

I’m not sleepy enough for bed yet.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

August 25th

I’m not sure that today was particularly eventful, but I did try Outback Steakhouse for the first time. It was...okay.

I’m mostly just excited (and nervous) about moving!

Friday, August 24, 2018

August 24th

I got the apartment I applied for. Finally. I am so, so happy and relieved. I can do this.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

August 23rd

And so begins the apartment application process. I’ve found a place that makes me content and is within my budget. Now I wait and see if they want me, too.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

August 22nd

Guess who felt a little meh this morning and then after lunch got really ill? And then took ginger pills to try and help but mostly they just got stuck in my throat which made me gag? Yeah that was fun. I left work a little early. And I still don't feel totally better! Better than before, sure, but like...not ideal. On the plus side, Cas is hanging out with me which doesn't always happen when the housemates are home. God, I really love Cas though. He is a really good cat.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

August 21st

My alarm didn't go off this morning. It wasn't on, and I don't know why. It's set to go off every weekday. Luckily, by pure chance or dumb luck or whatever you wanna call it, I woke up at 7:15 AM and was able to make it to work on time. But that was an unnecessarily stressful awakening.

Work is a lot. I've got stuff to do.

Monday, August 20, 2018

August 20th

I have three apartment tours this week and I'm over the moon. I really, really hope one of them works out.

Here, have some quickie fragrance reviews!

Flowerbomb Nectar by Viktor & Rolf
Tonka bean, cassis, vanilla, patchouli, gunpowder, benzoin

Oh, Nectar. You drew me in with your gunpowder note, then gave me...well, just a more sugary Flowerbomb. Now, I like Flowerbomb. A lot, actually. And the idea of Flowerbomb with this dusty, dirty gunpowder accord really appealed to me. Maybe other people get this note, but on me this really just lived up to the Nectar name -which isn't a bad thing, I suppose. Flowerbomb is already pretty damn sweet, but if you want sweeter, you will probably enjoy Nectar. 

Cocoa Woods by Nest
Cacao, sequoia, sandalwood, ginger

I'll reiterate what most have said - this does what it says. It's warm, dry cocoa and woods. I have the rollerball, and the longevity is alright. Better than the spray, anyway. I think this will smell better in winter - it's quite a cozy little scent. I think layering this with a body spray (think Warm Vanilla Sugar) would really make this shine.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

August 19th

Housemates are back. Thank god for Brad, who lets me hide at his apartment. 

Also, I’m covered in very itchy bug bites. My right foot is totally wrapped up so I don’t itch in my sleep (again) and mess my toes up even more. 

I’m not sleepy yet. So...YouTube I guess?

Saturday, August 18, 2018

August 18th

I saw the new Christopher Robin movie with Brad today...and I really liked it! Well done, Disney. Live-action Disney movies are so hit-or-miss, but this was good. It had a good spirit about it. And I laughed out loud a few times. Pooh and his friends are just fucking precious, you know?

I also ate amazing German food for dinner so I'm a happy lady tonight.

Friday, August 17, 2018

August 17th

Today was a long and busy day. But Brad and I got pizza and watched The Last Unicorn, which is a stranger movie than I remembered. I like the book better.

So um...I think I want to go to the animal shelter this weekend and hang out with cats. I need to decompress.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

August 16th

I didn't even think much about perfume today, so no reviews. Work was very busy. I took on a lot of projects and now I'm stressed. And instead of being able to go home and relax, I have to go to this horrible house that I live in - hopefully not for much longer - and deal with all the garbage here. My housemates are back. I don't know how they - well, she - can preach to me about cleanliness in the same breath that she chuckles about the mice and bugs that live in this house, as she stands in front of her dusty bottles in her dank, musty kitchen. It's true, I don't recycle as much as she does. And I don't scoop Cas' box every time I walk past it. (That's actually a rule she wants to enforce.) But I'm also currently living in a house where I can't even take a shower because the scent of the hot, sulfur-scented water makes me ill. Living here is not what I wanted it to be. I knew I didn't do well with not having my own space - but I don't even have the luxury of a common area. All of my belongings are relegated to my little bedroom and impossibly small bathroom. I can't wait to move out of here.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

August 15th

What am I doing with my week? Why did my housemates have to come home? Why can't they just live in Florida or Tennessee forever?

Maybe someday in the future I will take a personal day and spend it with my cat. Because I am an adult.

More perfume reviews upcoming. Tomorrow probably.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

August 14th

What a slow day! But I’ve been productive at least. Laundry, cleaning, that sort of thing.

I don’t really know what I’m doing this week.

Monday, August 13, 2018

August 13th

Eau des Merveilles Bleue by Hermes
Marine notes, woody notes, patchouli

I've been meaning to try this since it came out, and I finally had the chance. I'm not really an aquatic fragrance kind of gal - there are very few in that genre that I enjoy. But I love the Merveilles line, so here we are.

First off, the initial whiff was distinctly of the Merveilles family of scents. I don't really know how that's possible, but it was instantly recognizable. Then, of course, it deviates into an oceanic scent. This scent isn't overly complicated; it has very few notes and is mostly linear. It's not one of those scents where the notes all come together to create this really unique or unexpected smell; if you know what the notes in this smell like, you can probably already tell if you're going to like it. For me, the dominating feature was the marine aspect. It was that very nondescript calone sort of smell, though not as artificial as some. However, I didn't find it to be particularly salty or sea breeze-y. And then the woody notes, which were only semi-present, were the same in that they were quite generic. Not any wood you could name, like cedar or sandalwood. Just a sort of woody aroma.

I realize this doesn't sound promising, but I actually don't mind this scent. It's not a "love" for me, but then again, few oceanic or aquatic scents are. Also, I'd like to point out that despite being marketed to women, this is absolutely unisex. I think this is one of those scents that I would enjoy more on someone else than myself - it's pleasant enough on me, but it's just not for me.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

August 12th

Eau de Soleil Blanc by Tom Ford
Coconut, orange blossom, ylang-ylang, neroli, tuberose

This is a delightful scent, very much one of those "summer-in-a-bottle" affairs. It's bright, citrusy, floral, and beachy. It has that suntan lotion accord that is essentially synonymous with beachy summer scents, and it executes it well. Compared with the original Soleil Blanc, this is definitely lighter and brighter. It's less creamy, and it feels a bit more sparkly. That being said, the longevity isn't as good as the original. Now, that's not too much of a problem for me since spraying this throughout the day serves as as a good pick-me-up, but I can understand why it's a drawback for most. Overall though, I'm very pleased with this one.

Grape Pearls by House of Oud
Grape, rose, vanilla, coffee, blueberry

I got a sample of this because the gorgeous bottle and unique notes really intrigued me. Unfortunately, I can't say I'm in love. The opening is...a lot. It's a cacophonous mix of rose, coffee, blueberry and grape where every note seems to be competing with the others instead of harmonizing. The grape and berries are full and sticky-sweet where the coffee and rose are dry and almost harsh. And then...all of that just disappears, and what's left is a vanillic rose. That's it. Where the other notes went, I do not know. (Or care to know, I guess - it was better as a vanillic rose anyway.)

Saturday, August 11, 2018

August 11th

Hi all! Sorry for being a lazy blogger lately. Yesterday was a long day. Then I had a headache all morning and into the afternoon today.

But I did have some good pizza today. And now I want to try and convince Brad to watch a movie with me even though it’s 11 PM. We’ll see how that goes.

Friday, August 10, 2018

August 10th

I am SO TIRED. Lots of driving. Then a wedding. Then more driving. Now sleep.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

August 9th

I’m not having a good night anymore. I just wanna go walk Ace.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

August 8th

Ooh girl, I am sleepy. Suddenly. Where did these sleepies come from?

Tomorrow is my Friday! Yay!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

August 7th

Ya girl is gonna try to go to bed early tonight. Fingers crossed y'all. My neck is already sore from something, but maybe this will somehow help.

This is a slow week. Which is weird, because it's only a four day work week for me. Maybe it's because I'm not sleeping well, and the weather is kind of all over the place too.

Solution: kitty cuddles

Monday, August 6, 2018

August 6th

I’ve gotten bad about sleeping in. I don’t sleep well at night. And then I hit snooze a bunch. This is not a good habit. It makes me tired at work.

So...what do I do this week? I wanna see the new Christopher Robin movie.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

August 5th

God, what a weekend. Dancing and drinking and going out with coworkers. How very unlike me. Also I'm super tired. Like very tired. And my house is very warm.

Am I ready for this work week? Uhh no. This weekend flew by. I guess I do have a long weekend coming up, but it's not free by any means. I'm going to a wedding!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

August 4th

Out with coworkers. First drink in years. Whoooo. I’m being good though. Lots of water and coke. Also holy shit alcohol tastes strong.

Friday, August 3, 2018

August 3rd

TGIF, my dudes. I've got plans this weekend! Haircut tomorrow, but more excitingly, a bachelorette party! Well, I say exciting. Also not at all because it's with coworkers that are into drinking and my sober ass is over here Googling how to look like I'm drinking when I'm really not...because while I know I shouldn't worry about what people think of me not drinking, I still do. But don't worry y'all, I'm not gonna be getting wasted. I'm smarter than that. I'm not going to put my health on the line just so my coworkers think I'm cool.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

August 2nd

Oh hey, time to watch 45 minutes of Danganronpa before bed. That's a good idea, right?

I'm so ready for Friday, and by extension, the weekend. Even though I don't really get to sleep in much Saturday. Oh well.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August 1st

Kicking ass and taking names in Pokémon Shuffle, you know how it goes.

This has been a long week already. Today was a slow day. And I'm out of milk.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

July 31st

Whoosh, into August we go! Time to get myself a new place to live, eh?

I went out for drinks with some coworkers tonight. How fucking adult is that? Aside from the fact that I just got a Coke...and then got shit for it...why is it so hard to be a non-drinker? Sheesh. And then I make excuses so I sound more fun, which is dumb. But I hate telling people I can't drink "for medical reasons"...people are nosy.

Monday, July 30, 2018

July 30th

Just Pokémon Shuffle-ing away into the night...

Listen, I did laundry tonight like a freaking adult. So...I can play Pokémon Shuffle. Yeah.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

July 29th

I had a fun lunch(? dinner?) outing with Brad today! we were going to get hot dogs, but the wait was entirely too long, so we went to a fun little pub instead.

Any recommendations for Apple laptop chargers would be super swell.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

July 28th

I'm home! I was at my mom's for way longer than expected. But I have new shoes!

I'm tired and very glad to have tomorrow totally free.

Friday, July 27, 2018

July 27th

Work was entirely too slow today. Then I drove in rush hour for an hour and a half to go see my mom. I’m spending the night, so it’s not like I have to drive back tonight, but still. I don’t like driving. I do like my mom though. She’s really great.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

July 26th

This month is going by pretty quickly. Big shoutout to Brad for reminding me that I need to ship my Reddit Secret Santa gift tomorrow. Still not totally sure when I'm going to do that, since I'm driving to my mom's house an hour and a half away right after work...so I guess during my lunch break? I hope there's a good lunch place by the post office.

Today was actually a pretty busy day at work. Lots of projects for me to do. Lots of mail to be sent out. I am pretty sufficiently tired.

I need more "casual Friday" clothes.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

July 25th

Guess what! I got to walk my great friend Ace today! For the first time in like two months! I am so, so happy. I love Ace.

Happy Hump Day! Or whatever corporate people say!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

July 24th

So Disney somehow fucked up and despite me ordering the July Mickey Memories plush, I got an email saying they couldn't fulfill my order. So that's bullshit. But as I learned today, they also haven't refunded me. So that's...extra frustrating. I'm not going to be collecting these plush anymore. I may even sell the ones I have...considering I could get several hundred dollars. Around $800-$900 if I sell my whole set! That's very tempting.

Monday, July 23, 2018

July 23rd

Sudden inexplicable onset of withdrawal symptoms at work? Is this protracted withdrawal? Good god getting off of Klonopin is a nightmare. I can't believe people use this stuff recreationally.

Cas is a tiny precious baby boy and I want to give him all the cuddles.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

July 22nd

Oh, Sunday night. The work week looms ahead. And I ate entirely too much at dinner so that's been fun. On the plus side, Cas is pretty much in my lap right now. Well, he's kind of off to the side. But he's being cuddly.

I need a new skincare regimen. I have no idea where to start though. And for some reason, finding a dermatologist is hard.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

July 21st

Rumor has it that tomorrow is going to be stormy. I was kind of originally planning on going to see my mom tomorrow, but I really don't like driving in the rain at all, especially not stormy weather. So...we'll see. Because I'd have to drive back tomorrow too...and two trips in the rain for a roundtrip total of just under three hours sounds...not ideal.

I got the July Mickey Memories collection! After much ado, of course, because Mickey Memories is kind of ridiculous. But hey, I did it.

Friday, July 20, 2018

July 20th

Oh hey, I might go visit my mom tomorrow! And today Brad and I visited puppies!

Also, American politics are real fucked up you guys. Jeez.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

July 19th

I’ve been sick all day. It has not been ideal.

Do I...watch YouTube all night? Maybe.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

July 18th

I've had a headache pretty much all day. I don't think I'm sleeping right. Also my chair at work just like...doesn't work for me. Maybe I'm too short, I dunno. But I can never sustain good posture in it.

Please send Cas kisses! He loves kisses!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

July 17th

You know, sometimes I'm just as glad to find out a perfume I've been wanting to try isn't what I wanted at all...because it saves me the money and trouble of buying it. Of course it's a bummer when you wear something that you've been wanting to try and it's just sort of okay, but like...that's all right. Plus, knowledge gained is beneficial.

Anyway, Violet Blonde by Tom Ford isn't really my cup of tea. It's objectively a good fragrance but it's just a "like" from me. And that's okay!

Monday, July 16, 2018

July 16th

I’ve been at the animal hospital for three hours now. 90% of that time has been waiting. Cas has been diagnosed. I just need someone to give me his UTI meds. That’s all. And yet, I wait. For hours. Aye.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

July 15th

Sometimes you try a new place for dinner and it's kinda...not great. But that's okay! You live and you learn! And you also don't take your garbage out to the street because it's nearly midnight and trash day will just have to be next Monday I guess.

I'm considering wearing a dress to work tomorrow, just to be fancy. Mondays can be fancy, right?

Saturday, July 14, 2018

July 14th

I visited cats today! I love going to cat shelters. I love cats. How many cats is too many cats? There's no such number.

I also bought new shoes and new books! What a day! I am now officially the kind of person who loves the weekend.

Friday, July 13, 2018

July 13th

Ooh spooky, it’s Friday the 13th! Work was super hectic this afternoon. Lots of stuff to do. Or maybe it just felt that way because it was a slow morning.

I’m so glad it’s the weekend.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

July 12th

Oh my god this workweek is slow. But I'm kinda teaching myself some new stuff in Excel, which is possibly useful.

I...am tired. So sleepy. I really want to take a long refreshing shower but that's basically not possible in this house. And I'm not super up for driving to Brad's house seeing as it is 10:15 at night.

Apartment hunting is stressful my dudes.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

July 11th

I kinda thought it was Thursday there for a second. This week has been pretty slow if I do say so myself.

I've been thinking a lot about my Klonopin crap lately. This is mostly due to the fact that withdrawal is currently pretty unpleasant and I'm getting increasingly worried that I'm going to have another one of those bizarre, massive panic attacks I had that got me put on Klonopin in the first place. That was September of 2014, if you can believe it. I've been on this garbage for almost four years. I'm seriously looking into something like a detox facility for after I take my last dose, because I can only imagine it'll be kinda rough. But those places are usually for people with addictions or who overdose, etc. whereas mine is a chemical dependency that came from taking a prescribed medication exactly as it was prescribed...so I don't know what to do about that. My psychiatrist has never seemed like she cared much. She strikes me as the "you pay me, I'll write you a script" kind of doctor, not someone who is particularly interested in how I'm actually doing. She cares because it's her job, not because she's empathetic. Or so it seems.

Any advice is welcome.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

July 10th

I made origami today. Work was...a little slow for a bit there.

Not much to report today. Kinda gross withdrawal symptoms still, but we’re getting through this, fam.

Monday, July 9, 2018

July 9th

I do not like this house and I would like to move please. I mean I guess being able to laundry is nice but also it smells like sulfur which is less nice.

Work has started off slow this week. Oh boy.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

July 8th

Squirtle Community Day was super fun! Except I got a sunburn! My poor nose. I need to treat it better.

The new(ish) Lush store at Easton is super rad and huge and I love it. I wanna spend more time in there. And! I finally got to test one of Lush's perfumes, which was a treat. I tried Sikkim Girls, which is a like a dirty white floral number. I liked it!

Anyway, time to cuddle up in fresh sheets and with a new blanket. Hell yeah.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

July 7th

My massage today was AMAZING. God, if I could live in that spa I probably would. I wanna get a facial treatment sometime!

Tomorrow I’m gonna go out and do a Pokémon Go Community Day! And I recruited Brad! We’re gonna catch so many Squirtles.

Friday, July 6, 2018

July 6th

Oh shit waddup I’m 26 today. I feel kinda old.

So work was slower than expected. But I got pizza afterwards, and now I’m hanging out with Cas. He’s such a good buddy. I wanna hang out with so many cats.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

July 5th

Work was so slow today. Yeesh. But hey, it's my mom's birthday! Happy birthday, mom! You're great and I love you!

Also tomorrow is my birthday! Hell yeah.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

July 4th

Sometimes you wear the wrong shoes and end up with three awful blisters on your feet. That's fun.

Work tomorrow should be interesting. I'm expecting a lot of phone calls. Hooooraaaay.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July 3rd

Portrait of a Lady by Frederick Malle
Notes include rose, incense, patchouli, cloves, black currant and raspberry. 

Rose as a note has always fascinated me. It has an incredibly long history, and it's come to symbolize so many things. Freshly cut, green dewy roses are sharp and fresh, powerful but still innocent in their cleanliness. A more powdery rose is classic, feminine, gently romantic. Dark, jammy roses are seductive and alluring and conjure up images of a true femme fatale - one who is strong but subtle in her ways.

All this from roses. It is regarded as perhaps the ultimate note of femininity. And here, it is the star. The star because it plays up multiple facets of the classic rose, all to perfection. This "lady" could be any number of ladies. A woman coming into her own, or a woman who knows her way, or anyone in between. That's why this rose is so masterful.

The funny thing is, I'm not usually a rose kind of girl. While I love it symbolically, the practical application of it sometimes feels contrived, synthetic, or unoriginal. And it's just never been my style, I suppose. But I think Portrait of a Lady can be anyone's style, and that's why I'm slightly enamored by it. I don't need a wardrobe full of roses of all varieties and occasions - but I do believe this is a scent worthy of being in my wardrobe.

Monday, July 2, 2018

July 2nd

I genuinely almost fell asleep at work today. I don’t think I was fully awake until after lunch. It was bad. But still, so worth it.

Question: why is my house unable to do internet? Most nights I’m relegated to 4G. I can’t wait to move. Seriously.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

July 1st

Dessa was AMAZING. I was blown the fuck away my friends. But now I am incredibly hungry and tired so I’m going to bed.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

June 30th

Well, my hair is like four or five inches shorter now. But just long enough that I can still put it up if I need to. No more messy buns though! Not enough hair! I’m still thinking about going really short again, like a pixie cut, but I’m gonna stick with this for awhile at least.

Dessa concert tomorrow night! I’m so excited!

Friday, June 29, 2018

June 29th

BLOGGING FROM AN IPHONE X. THIS IS THE FUTURE. I AM VERY SLEEPY.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

June 28th

Sometimes you accomplish nearly everything you mean to and then just get very tired. That’s me tonight.

I met my first wolf spider today. I picked my pants up off the floor and it was in them. It was unbelievably big. I was so startled that I felt sick and shaky. And the best part is, when I saw it I panicked and threw my pants. And I haven’t seen the spider since then. I even tried looking for it. So...it’s orovably in my bedroom somewhere right now. That’s freaking me out. Time to start meticulously checking all my clothes before I put them on now.

I need a hug from all that.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

June 27th

Happy Hump Day! I was surprisingly busy at work today. But like...not with fun stuff. Buuut it's almost payday so it'll be okay.

I gave Cas lots of hugs and love today. I really love him.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

June 26th

I am a sleepy sheep today. But I might be doing yet another perfume swap!

Appa is a good friend.

Monday, June 25, 2018

June 25th

I feel like Garfield.

However, I'm pretty fucking stoked for this upcoming weekend. Only four days of work til FUN TIMES.

I'm so behind on YouTube videos. Yipes.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

June 24th

So the house I'm subleasing a room in is like...not a great house. There's a lot wrong with it. It is, however, in an incredible location. The couple who rents it out are...interesting. They travel a lot, so the real saving grace with this place is that I get it to myself sometimes. But when they're here...I'm not a fan. I will literally stay out until 10 or later just so I don't have to see them. I've never liked roommates/housemates (aside from my family) so having to go back to it after four years solo is rough. Plus the wife is...intense. She picks fights with her husband a lot, about the most inane stuff. She also recycles...everything. Like everything. All the furniture in this place is "upcycled" crap.

Also all of the water here smells like sulfur real bad so I literally do not shower here. It's miserable and Brad is an angel for letting me use his shower so I don't reek constantly.

That's my rant for tonight.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

June 23rd

Happy 5th Birthday to the love of my life...Castamere! I got him a birthday tutu and he hated it but it was cute for the ten seconds it was on him.

I also went to Comfest today! I was a little overwhelmed because I kinda felt like I had o idea what I was doing, but I think I'd like to go back next year and stay a little longer.

Friday, June 22, 2018

June 22nd

I went on a date today! It was nice!

I AM SO GLAD IT’S THE WEEKEND WOW

Thursday, June 21, 2018

June 21st

So I’m awake entirely too late because I was having fun hanging out with Brad. I still need to shower before I go to bed. Whoops.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

June 20th

Welp. At least I went to the post office tonight, because I'm too sleepy to do much else. Whoops.

Goddamn I love perfume.

Oh! And I have a date on Friday night. So there's that...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

June 19th

What is up my dudes. I'm currently enjoying two new perfumes that I received in a swap. Not really sure if I'm going to review them on the blog (probably not, to be honest), but I'm still liking them a lot. They're both flankers and both super solid.

What if I just lived at DisneyWorld?

Monday, June 18, 2018

June 18th

Happy Monday! It was picture day at work. And also I want to chop off all my hair. Pixie cut again? Maybe? I have a hair appointment next Saturday and I'm gonna chop a good few inches off and then we'll see how I'm feeling. But like...my hair is long and damaged. I need hair inspo.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

June 17th

Today was a good day off. And tomorrow...back to the grind.

I really love good pizza. I want to try more foods. (I'm hungry right now.)

Saturday, June 16, 2018

June 16th

Goodbyes are hard. But I'm also incredibly glad I got to spend two years working with amazing people, and for a company I really believe in. I will miss my work ohana though.

Friday, June 15, 2018

June 15th

Well, today was slow. And long. And then I took a nap and had nightmares. But I am so close to having a day off and I am ecstatic, you have no idea. I just wanna sleep all day.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

June 14th

I'm in the home stretch of this week! I got my first paycheck today, so I feel reinvigorated! And I've been hanging out with Cas this evening which is kinda magical.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June 13th

Long work week is long. I have been working since the 4th. Every day. I am become exhausted. And my "weekend" is only one day. I wanted to do stuff that day but I think ya girl is gonna have a sleepy Sunday. We're almost there fam!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

June 12th

I've been testing a lot of fragrances lately, so here are a few reviews for you!

Baptême du Feu by Serge Lutens
Notes include gingerbread, tangerine, osmanthus, castoreum, and gunpowder accord

I really thought I was destined to love this one, but alas, it did not work for me. On my skin, the ginger was sharp, fresh, and honestly a bit acrid. It was so strong I felt like I could taste it in the back of my throat. I am generally a fan of ginger, but this just felt too raw.
Unfortunately, the ginger overpowered the rest of the notes in this. I detected osmanthus and a bit of that "gunpowder" note, but I wasn't even lucky enough to get tangerine or any citrus for that matter. 
I don't think this is inherently a bad scent by any means, I just think it's one that's best tested before purchasing. It's worth trying!

Fleur de Peau by Diptyque
Notes include iris, musk, rose, ambrette, and aldehydes

Musky iris and some aldehydes in the background. It's a gentle scent (very office friendly), and the aldehydes fade within an hour or two so by the end of the day it's just a musk. It's definitely more on the dry and dusty side of things. I think it could be unisex as well, especially as it dries down. Somewhat forgettable in the grand scheme of things, but pleasant nonetheless.

Oud Palao by Diptyque
Notes include oud, patchouli, rose, camphor, tobacco, and rum

I normally get along well with oud fragrances, but this one is an exception. The camphor comes across very strong in the first hour, and the whole thing has a very medicinal, herbal vibe. Now, in terms of composition, it really is lovely. It's impeccably well blended and it's more gentle than most oud fragrances I've worn, which may be ideal for some. (This does mean that the longevity falls short though.) It's objectively not a bad scent, but it's not at all to my tastes unfortunately.

Monday, June 11, 2018

June 11th

Man oh man I am a real working lady. When do I get to stop being tired? I just want a day off, guys. Please. Is it Sunday yet?

Do I sleep now?

Fragrance review coming soon...

Sunday, June 10, 2018

June 10th

Today was a good work day. I worked with good people, guests were nice, it was good all around. Only one more shift there! Kinda crazy to think about.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

June 9th

Do you ever feel like people are just like...pretending to like you? Or that they don't care as much as they say they do? I hate that feeling. And I hate that I've had enough experience with it for it to cause me doubts in nearly every friendship I make.

Also, I'm worried I'm not going to have any friends at my new job. It's such a different environment, and there aren't as many people around my age...plus it's not as much of an equal playing field in terms of positions, so what if people with more important jobs just don't see me at all?

I really am going to miss the camaraderie of my part-time job.

Friday, June 8, 2018

June 8th

Happy Friday! The first time I typed that I wrote happy birthday instead. Am I tired? Losing my mind? Probably.

Disney Store’s new Mulan collection is so amazing.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

June 7th

Oh hey, I get to sleep in tomorrow. Still have to work though. Lots of work. So much work.

I need a new pillow or mattress or something. The bed here makes me so discombobulated sometimes.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

June 6th

This has been a long week my friends, and I still have ten more days of work...in a row...to go through. Thankfully the shift at my part-time job are shorter than my 7:45-5:00 weekdays, but still. I would really like a day to decompress. This has already been a crazy week and I've not been sleeping super well, so everything is just that little bit harder. ...Also I want to bring oatmeal to work for lunch but I don't have any little bottles of milk I can take. Ya girl is not gonna bring a gallon of milk to work. Not this week, anyway.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

June 5th

If I could stop sleeping on my wrist funny that would be great.

How am I so sleepy? I napper! I got okay sleep last night!

So far so good at work. I hope I make friends.

Monday, June 4, 2018

June 4th

I got almost no sleep last night and despite falling asleep after work at like 7...I’m still very tired. It was a long day.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

June 3rd

God bless Stresed Kate who inevitably naps instead of taking care of stressful things. Not even stressful things, really. Just like...several things, which seem overwhelming because what is perspective anyway? So I guess I’m taking a shower...now? I still probably need to do laundry...am I ready for a normal people job? This adjustment period is tough.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

June 2nd

Tomorrow is my last day off til the 17th. Between my two jobs, I’m working every day. For two weeks. I am...less than thrilled about this.

Also, the blog has a new header! It doesn’t seem to want to upload in as high of a quality as its saved in though. How does it look for you guys?

Friday, June 1, 2018

June 1st

With a heavy heart, I gave my two weeks notice at my wonderful part-time job today. As I told my manager today, my coworkers there were my first friends in Columbus and they are absolutely my family. I have been lucky to have great coworkers at past jobs too, but never so many all in one place. I'm nervous for my new job, and very sad to leave behind such a great work family...but I'm excited for the future.

(Image: GIF of Rafiki saying "Change is good.")

Thursday, May 31, 2018

May 31st

I wonder if I’ll actually work tomorrow. God knows my part time job doesn’t have a lot of hours right now. In lieu of this, I’m playing video games with Brad. Hell yeah.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

May 30th

Today was a rainy, sleepy day for me. I'm...kind of tired now? Or hungry? It's very humid and my brain feels sticky.

No plans yet for tomorrow - hopefully the weather is nice so I can go out on an adventure!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

May 29th

It is warm here. And sticky.

I went to Target today and didn't even buy anything.

I watched Doctor Strange last night. Or Mr. Doctor. It's strange. Who am I to judge?

Monday, May 28, 2018

May 28th

All right friends, tonight I'm coming at you with a hot take: I thought Solo: A Star Wars Story was all right. It was not great, but I don't think it's an awful mess either. I have an interesting knowledge of the Star Wars universe; I have only seen one of the films start to finish, but my job has given me a lot more Star Wars knowledge than the average person who has seen only one of the films. On top of that, most of my coworkers really enjoy Star Wars, so I'm kinda of a second-hand fan if you will. So I was in a unique position to see this movie.
I knew a decent bit about Han Solo - the one Star Wars film I've seen all the way through is A New Hope. I also knew about Chewbacca of course, and had a slight knowledge of Lando as well. And to be honest, I don't think I needed to know much more. There were some in-jokes and references I could tell I didn't quite pick up on, and on the other hand, my vague knowledge of things and places made mentions of Tatooine and TIE Fighters click in my head.
So, in terms of special effects, scoring, sound design, costuming, all that jazz - I'd say this was top notch. The score had callbacks to original themes while integrating new pieces, which worked well. The planets and sets were all well-designed, and I found a lot of the ships had excellent designs both inside and out.
The casting was pretty good. This movie had quite a few characters that fall within the category of "funny guy but can also get serious when he needs to" but they were diverse enough in personality to make them all fairly interesting. Woody Harrelson and Donald Glover were both excellent choices. Emilia Clarke was also good, though I found her character to be a bit too trope-ish and uncomplicated, despite efforts to make her seem complex. (More on that later.) The part was well-acted though. And of course there's the titular Han Solo. I will be honest with you, I do not have a clue who played him. But I do think he was good. He was filling some huge shoes, and while I think Harrison Ford is iconic in the role in later films, this new guy wasn't half bad. He doesn't have the charm or the wit of Ford's Solo, but he's also playing a younger, more naïve Solo. Still, I would have liked to see a little more arrogant charm pulled off in that perfectly Han Solo way.

Here's my primary complaint with the movie: it has a simplistic script and characters with minimal depth. On the surface this movie is exciting and entertaining, but if you look closer, things start to fall into tropes, and badly. I've heard this film described as a heist film but in space, and if you've ever watched a heist movie, you know that they're not often character driven, or that the characters often fit a "role" and aren't much more complex than that. Solo is just that.
And from a feminist perspective, this movie...well, it fails in that regard. It doesn't even pass the Bechdel Test. Don't go into this expecting Qi'ra, the lead female, to be anything other than a love interest with questionable loyalty. Also, I say lead female, but in all honestly she's really the only female for nearly all of the movie.

So, do I recommend Solo: A Star Wars Story? Perhaps. If you want a fun action movie with some sci-fi elements, go for it. If you're looking for an iconic Star Wars movie, maybe not. It's got thrills and twists but it's unlikely to blow your mind. This may be a wait-til-it's-out-on-DVD kind of film.

However, one good thing did come from this viewing experience: It made me want to watch the other Star Wars films. I've felt a bit intimidated by the franchise since I didn't watch the movies growing up, and A New Hope never completely captivated me when I saw it. However, I have a newfound interest in the series, so I think I'm going to give it a try. If anyone wants to marathon all the movies with me, just tell me a time and place!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

May 27th

Man, pizza for dinner was a good idea. Even though I may have eaten too much...or at least too much to then follow it with crazy rich ice cream. Protip: if arugula is not available, spinach is a good alternative topping. Arugula is the best though. Oh Punch Pizza, please come to Ohio.

I think the Claritin I took today kinda messed me up. Like, I feel really foggy in the brain. And more sleepy than I should.

On the plus side, my hair feels pretty soft today.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

May 26th

Hi friends! It has been super rainy here today. I even got called off work. I did go to Perkins though...it was time for some potato pancakes. With applesauce of course.

No plans yet for tomorrow...any suggestions?

Friday, May 25, 2018

May 25th

Aside from shipment this morning, today was a pretty nothing day. I um...napped? I had oatmeal? I also had pizza for dinner but it made me feel weird. Delivery pizza is kinda weird huh.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

May 23rd

Brad and I went to the zoo today! I met a wonderful goat and now we are best friends!

Wish me luck at my job interview tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

May 22nd

Brad and I are discussing gender tonight. But tomorrow we're going to the zoo, so that should be a little more low key.

I'm still trying to catch up on all the YouTube videos I missed while I was in Minnesota. There's like...50 more. But I can do it!

Monday, May 21, 2018

May 21st

I have my laptop back! It only cost $510! Oh dear god!

...I have no money.

It's so stormy here! It's kinda nice though. Luckily it didn't storm during work. On the flip side, my car didn't start today and I needed Brad to come jump it. And I had to get an Uber to work. And work...was slow. But it's okay! I might have a job interview later this week!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

May 20th

I’m safely back in Columbus! Still tired. Still no laptop. But reunited with Cas! So all is well. I wish I had the day off tomorrow though...

Saturday, May 19, 2018

May 19th

Okay, I know my blog has been shit during this trip. I’m sorry. I am very tired and I don’t have a computer. Forgive me.

I did go to the Mall of America today though. It was amazing. I do actually miss going there. Can I live the The Alpaca Store?

Friday, May 18, 2018

May 18th

I am SO FREAKING TIRED but the wedding was really rad. I’m gonna sleep now.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

May 17th

Tomorrow is bridesmaid day! I’m so excited! Weddings! Joy!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

May 16th

All right! I made it to Minnesota! And I am sleepy. Possibly from residual Dramamine. But hey, I’m here. I’m home.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May 15th

Got my bridesmaid dress after all the alterations and it fits well. Got my nails done. Now...yes, now...I need to pack. I can’t believe it’s basically been two years since I’ve been on an airplane. I hope the weather tomorrow is a lot less rainy than today; I really want a smooth flight. Thank goodness it’s nonstop!

Monday, May 14, 2018

May 14th

DONT FORGET TO BLOG! Brad and I got caught up watching this “dorm room tour” from my freshman year of college. I was so lame. I’m still lame.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

May 13th

Happy Mother’s Day! I got to talk with my mom about her recent trip to Walk Disney World...I’m envious.

I have my very old laptop on me now! It’s black and heavy. And old. But it works!

I have to be at work in seven hours!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

May 12th

Man, I really do like Steak and Shake. I also got to visit Tucker today! He’s a 24 year old tortoise who has a balloon so he doesn’t get lost. He’s a big boy!

Work tomorrow! Also Mother’s Day! I’m bummed I don’t get to see my mom tomorrow, but we’re planning on meeting up soon, so that’s fun.

Friday, May 11, 2018

May 11th

Work wasn't too bad today but my goodness, my shoulders are hurting! I did get to do some hanging out and eating some good pizza though. ...I'm getting hungry again though. Leftover pizza, yes please.

I feel like tomorrow is my last chill day for awhile. I've got stuff to do before going back home! Wah! When do I pack?