Saturday, August 31, 2019

August 31st

Oh, I’m excited! I got some new shoes, a bra that ACTUALLY FITS and I found a shiny Buneary in Pokémon Go. Now I’m gonna eat some ice cream. Despite having a headache for most of the day (including right now), it’s been a good start to the weekend. Oh, and I met a cute chow puppy too!

Friday, August 30, 2019

August 30th

My performance review at work went well and then the power went out and we all got to leave early. It was a good day. Now I’m playing Danganronpa 3 and I am SO excited for the long weekend. No real plans yet, but I’m sure I’ll think of some!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

August 29th


I have my performance review tomorrow and I am freaking out. We are two CBD gummies in and my anxiety is probably still going to keep me up late. Hooray.

But I have some cute fluffy cats and I had soft serve ice cream.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

August 28th

Well, I had a productive evening. I returned a bunch of stuff at Sephora and I bought some pants for traveling. Now I'm trying to get myself to the shower but I'm sleeeeeepy. But I also know I'll be too sleepy in the morning to shower. I should really make it a habit to shower right after work but like...I'm kinda lazy sometimes, you know?

Also I'm low-key looking for a makeup cleansing balm. But like...not a crazy expensive one. I'm also kind of looking for a good face wash that isn't crazy expensive. I love my Youth to the People one but it's so damn pricy.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

August 27th

Today was slow and rainy. Like, very rainy actually. I wore the wrong shoes. I also had some weird gas(?) cramps for most of the day. So overall not the greatest day, but tomorrow is supposed to be better weather at least.

I just wanna cuddle cats.

Monday, August 26, 2019

August 26th

Hello! Being in my apartment is making my eyes itchy and my nose sniffly and I don't know what it is or what to do. I guess I'll vacuum tomorrow and see if that helps. But hey, at least I have tissues now.

The weather right now is grey and rainy and it's not doing much for my motivation. Work was super slow today. Hopefully things pick up later in the week.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

August 25th

I definitely had one of those days where I slept for like twelve hours but then was super productive in the afternoon. I cleaned a bunch (though I didn't get around to vacuuming), did a lot of laundry, steamed some clothes, all that jazz. I even washed my duvet cover! This week I have to mail back some returns and hopefully schedule a dentist appointment, but otherwise I don't think I have too much going on. I guess I have to clean my makeup brushes too...but that's not particularly exciting.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

August 24th

I went all the way to the Cincinnati Zoo and back today! That’s like four hours of driving! But honestly it seemed shorter than that. I just listened to Hadestown, which is really good! And totally stuck in my head now. The zoo was laid out kinda poorly but it had some rad animals. And I got to see my mom which was great!

Tomorrow I’m gonna sleep in and clean!

Friday, August 23, 2019

August 23rd

Hey all! I got my hair cut! And it's Friday! My mom really wants to go to the Cincinnati Zoo tomorrow, so I guess I'm driving to Cincinnati tomorrow. I will be listening to the Hadestown soundtrack on the way there.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

August 22nd

Sleepy day and sleepy evening. And I have to get up a little early tomorrow so I can make a CVS run before work. Gotta grab a “congrats on your baby” card for a coworker. I was going to do that tonight but it is late and even though I napped, I’m still tired.

School is going well though!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

August 21st

Moderately busy work day, but nothing crazy. Just a Wednesday.

I got two new perfumes from a swap today! I received Albatross (House of Matriarch) and Uomo (Valentino) and I am stoked. Also yes, Uomo is a men's fragrance. Technically. But I like it!

No clue what I'm doing tomorrow outside of work really. I guess mailing out perfume for another swap maybe? It's going all the way to Hawaii!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

August 20th

I am a sleepy lady tonight! I just wanna cuddle my cats, you know? I did have some oatmeal though. That was a good choice.

I just want a plain white shirt. Where do I get that? Like not a cheap one though.

Monday, August 19, 2019

August 19th

Oh, what a Monday. I couldn't type or even really think at work. For no real reason, just...sleepy brain I guess.

My eyes were also particularly dry today, and I've been taking steps to prevent that. Contacts out at night. Humidifier on. Eye drops. All that jazz. I'm excited for my new glasses to come though!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

August 18th

Matsuricon was really fun! I saw a fantastic panel with a guy from the Pokémon anime localization team and watched some terrible episodes from the first Danganronpa anime. There was a lot of good cosplay and good energy all around though. And I got some yummy Starbucks. 

Laundry is in progress! 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

August 17th

Hello from Matsuricon! It is late and I’m going to a panel about hentai. I am wearing a Bowsette ahegao shirt. We are feeling lewd tonight folks.

Tomorrow there’s a Danganronpa event! I’m pretty pumped.

Friday, August 16, 2019

August 16th

Well hey there cuties!

I was thinking about this blog last night, and I realized that it’ll be really cool to show this to my kids someday. Like hey, here’s ten years of your mom’s life. Have fun. I think I want to get the whole blog printed in a book actually - well, two books since it’s big. Like 2010-2014 then 2015-2020. What a cool thing to own!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

August 15th

I am feeling very heard and very validated. I put off seeing an optometrist for literally years, for several reasons. If you dig back into the archives, you will know that my last pair of glasses was kind of a failure. I felt that the prescription was too strong, and when I wore them I got this terrible fish bowl effect. The salespeople at LensCrafters assures me this would go away and I would get used to it. I even tried switching frames. And of course, it did not work. I was discouraged because they didn’t seem to care that I couldn’t function with those glasses. And when your prescription is crazy high like mine, glasses are not cheap.

I brought in two pairs of glasses to my optometrist today - my LensCrafter disaster pair and the pair that I have had since literally high school, because I can actually see out of them without getting dizzy. I explained my situation and why I had both pairs. She tested my eyes. She was friendly and competent and explained what she was doing. And she told me that when she looked at my eyes, the prescription I needed was in between both pairs. As in, it’s true that the LensCrafters pair was too strong. To have a doctor tell me that I was right and the previous folks were wrong felt amazing. I didn’t feel judged for waiting to come in. She was patient with me, and she got me a new prescription for my contacts too, since those were wildly overdue for a change (though not as bad as my glasses). I’m just happy that I am hopefully going to finally have a pair of glasses that I can actually wear again. It has been so, so many years since I have had a current, up-to-date pair.

(And of course because I got lenses, glasses and contacts and my vision insurance is pretty bare bones, I paid like $500 and I feel hella broke now. Ah well!)

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

August 14th

Snack time!

I was actually productive this evening! I went out and ate dinner and returned stuff! Good for me!

It does feel like this week should be over soon than it actually will be. I might also be going to a con this weekend? I have no idea.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

August 13th

It was a long day and my god I was sleepy when I got home from work. Like, more sleepy than I should have been. So...I napped. I feel better. My head is a little clearer. I've been having nighttime anxiety a lot again recently, so even nights like last night where I sleep with no cats in the room can make me sleepy the next day because I had to distract myself from my own thoughts until 2 AM or something.

Now I'm eating a PB&J and watching YouTube and having a chill time. Shower soon since I just put on a sulfur face mask.

Monday, August 12, 2019

August 12th

I think I drank too much LaCroix or something, I feel like I have bubbles in my throat.

Today was productive if nothing else! I got a ton of schoolwork done and did a lot of work-work as well. However, my eye hurts! I feel like I strained it somehow. Just the one though. My eyes are also crazy dry lately, so I'm thinking it may be time to bite the bullet and go to an optometrist to see about getting a new prescription for both my glasses and my contacts. And also see if we can do something about my dry eyes.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

August 11th

Today was fun! I hung out with a new friend and we got pizza and watched Queer Eye. It was super chill and I’m feeling pretty content. Back to the grind tomorrow!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

August 10th

I got new sandals, and I also got a purse for my trip! Now I’m eating ice cream and playing Danganronpa. Oh, and seeing Ace’s owner was really nice too. I’m glad I was able to meet her.

Friday, August 9, 2019

August 9th

I really ought to wash my face and all that but...I’m sleepy. And I did take off my makeup at least. 

Tomorrow I’m quickly stopping by at a going away party for Ace’s owner, but other than that, I guess I just have a little schoolwork to do. What I’m saying is I’m gonna sleep in like crazy. I’m cool with that. 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

August 8th

Tempo by Diptyque
Notes include patchouli, mate, clary sage, pink pepper, violet leaf and bergamot

You've decided to go for a hike to a small lake in the middle of the woods. However, being a perfume lover, you spray on some Coromandel by Chanel first, then set off. The hike is long and the path takes you through dirt trails and low hanging trees. Eventually, you reach the lake. It's been a few hours and you're dirty, but the lake smells fresh. The mineral scent of pebbles wafts around you, and some sage near the edge of the woods dances in the wind. You can still smell the perfume you put on earlier, but it's faint now, just a background scent to all of the nature around you.

That's how Tempo smells.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

August 7th

I am...sleepy. I didn’t sleep well last night. I gotta do better about that.

I’m having a kind of “I dunno” day/night. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll have more energy.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

August 6th

Pretty good, standard day over here! The mood right now is craving melon. Honeydew, cantaloupe...that sounds very good right now. I probably need a snack.

Every Storm A Serenade by Imaginary Authors
Notes include salt water, vetiver, calone, eucalyptus, and spruce

This is an oceanic aquatic done right. The calone is present but not overbearing or overly synthetic smelling. This is fresh and somewhat masculine, with a unique roughness from the strong vetiver. But the salt water balances it quite nicely, so nothing feels out of place. This feels like a scent for men who like mainstream scents like Bleu de Chanel but want something a bit more unique without being too avant-garde. It would also suit a woman who loves aquatic scents but wants something a bit more unisex. Definitely one to consider if you want that fresh ocean scent with a bit of an edge.

Monday, August 5, 2019

August 5th

Sometimes you play Danganronpa "until the first investigation starts" which ends up taking like three hours instead of and hour or two and then it's late and you're sleepy and you just want to eat mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Work was better today. I don't like my second desk though. The monitors are too close and they give me a headache, especially on days like today when I'm looking at plan sheets and spreadsheets and trying to read super tiny text. I bought some blue light blocking glasses from Amazon when I got home. They were cheap so I don't know how good they are, but I can always return them if they aren't great. Otherwise, yay, cheap glasses!

Upcoming reviews of Tempo by Diptique and maybe more this week.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

August 4th

Hey all! So, my date had to cancel. That’s a bummer. But I decided to go to an Irish festival! It wasn’t bad in and of itself, but it was incredibly hot with no wind or shade so I left early. Then I napped. Now I’m feeling better! I hope this work week goes better than the last. It should. Here’s hoping.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

August 3rd

This weekend is good so far! I went to the zoo for Community Day and caught some shiny friends, and I had some Subway (with a great sugar cookie), and now Brad and I are playing Danganronpa 3! I also have a date tomorrow which is really fun and exciting. Thank goodness for a good day, I needed it after such a long week.

Friday, August 2, 2019

August 2nd

TGIF. Seriously. What a week. I’m so glad it’s the weekend.

Tomorrow is Ralts Community Day! And I have a date this weekend with a nice lady! And I might go to the zoo again!

Also I have a fragrance review to post!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

August 1st

You know, I should have showered when I got home. That way I wouldn’t be in a position where I’m so tired I feel like I’m falling asleep but also needing to like, wash my hair. And shave my legs. And like...I just...I’m sleepy. This work week has been crazy. I have been busy every day, and not in the exciting or fun way. More like the oh my god is it time to go home yet way. Two days this week I haven’t taken a lunch break because I had to help with Lunch and Learns during the lunch hour. I’m not an engineer, so I don’t get PDH for stuff like that. I’m just there to help facilitate. Which means I don’t leave the office all day, which makes the days seem longer, except my days also feel short because there’s so much to do...I’m ready for the weekend.