Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July 31st

Horrible news. I decided to take my laptop into the Apple Store because the backlight kept going out when the screen was tilted at certain angles. It wasn't a huge deal, just a bit annoying, but I figured I'd see what they could do. Well, my laptop is still at the Apple Store, and it'll be there for 3-5 days while it undergoes major invasive surgery. With a 10% success rate. I may need a whole new laptop...and I would have been fine dealing with the stupid screen but nooo, the guy was like ordering parts and asking me if I'd backed up my data (which I did recently, whew- though I hope they don't fuck up my computer because I literally as I am typing this I realized I didn't back it up after I made my new travel itinerary with ALL my London details and directions FUCK FUCK FUCK I can not lose that document. Oh Apple Store, please do me this solid and don't ruin my computer. Now I'm even more stressed about not having my computer. This is Harry Potter's birthday. This is supposed to be a happy day. I have all the anxiety! This is not good! Oh universe, please be in my favor in this first week of August. There is a lot I need from the universe this week. Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

July 30th

I made progress in my travel itinerary, thank goodness! I can't believe it's almost August. Also, it kinda hit me today that I won't be working regularly very soon! At least not where I'm working now- I'm going to try and get a job while I'm at school, obviously. And I'll still come back to my current job when I can, because hey, it's kinda awesome there.


Monday, July 29, 2013

July 29th

I am now the very happy owner of this gorgeous perfume:

This beauty is Féerie by Van Cleef and Arpels, and it is fantastic. It's a really unique's a crisp, woody berry. Very earthy, vaguely minty, and I can definitely see its relation to fairies.

I also bought some boots. God, they are fantastic. Pictures to follow!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

July 28th

I am stressing myself out so much with all this planning. I feel like I have a million things to do before my trip, and that includes things that don't even have to do with my trip, like school. I feel like time is just flying away and I've still got a lot of stuff to accomplish before school starts back up. Anxiety!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

July 27th

Stuck on BuzzFeed. Doing laundry. Had awesome Hang Outs with Eoin and Lexa. Bought an umbrella. Overall, not a bad day.

Friday, July 26, 2013

July 26th

I do my best not to talk about work on this blog because I don't want it to bite me in the ass someday, but let's just say today was not a good day. Long story short: one of my coworkers made a mistake that she didn't acknowledge until much later, which ended with me having to stay late. However, one of my managers was totally awesome and helped me fix said coworker's mistake, and I didn't have to stay as late as I was originally going to have to stay. Awesome managers make up for stupid coworkers.

After work I decided I probably ought to use my $10 off coupon that Victoria's Secret sent for my birthday. I was originally just going to buy something pretty cheap, like for $12, and then it'd only cost me $2. However, a total miracle happened instead. Backstory: At least three months ago, I was in VS with a different coupon, and I had no clue what I was going to buy. I tried on a gorgeous black lacy bra as well as some yoga pants with a sweet cosmic waistband, and I loved them both, but ended up getting the yoga pants in the end. The next day I decided I really didn't need the yoga pants, and that the bra was more practical. I went back to the store, and the bra was gone. Every bra in that style, every color, gone. I asked a sales associate about it, and she said she didn't know which bra it was. I told her where it was located before, and even the name of the bra, and she was clueless. So I left. I asked one of my coworkers about it, because she worked at VS too...she didn't know what the bra was. I kept checking back, but the bra never showed up.  ...Until today. The bra was there, with the same name, in the same colors. And they had my size. And they were having a deal where you got a pair of matching panties for free if you bought the bra. So I bought the bra, and I am so ecstatic. I literally had thought about this bra so often since I didn't purchase it the first time around, and now I get to own it! I ended up paying $20 for the bra plus the panties, which is amazing. So in the end...not a bad day, despite work being less than spectacular.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

July 25th

I started making my detailed trip itinerary! It mostly consists of my shopping day on Oxford Street at the moment.

My tummy keeps hurting. Why is this? WHY

I haven't worked in way too long.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July 24th

Good evening, my loves! I have a lot of planning to do. I remember reading that once you've been doing a task for 15 minutes, it's really easy to keep I just need to plan for 15 minutes and get really into it, and then I can do it in one fell swoop. This is how cleaning always goes for me. I do it for a bit, get really into it, and then clean for like two or three hours straight.

I haven't worked since Sunday. Days off are nice, but I'm trying to save some money for my trip...which is hard when you're not making any money.

Hi, Anfo!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

July 23rd

I've gone a bit crazy buying perfume again. It comes in surges. I don't buy any for months, and then I'm like I WANT ALL NEW PERFUME. So I bought two new perfumes (on eBay, reduced price of course!) and I'm doing a swap for some more. Fun fact: I've never paid more than $35 for a perfume, and I have four or five perfumes that retail for $80-$150. I must reiterate: eBay is your friend, dear readers. I have never been ripped off in purchasing perfumes via eBay, and eBay is generally viewed by perfume collectors as a reliable and cheap place to buy. I'm no collector, but I do like my perfumes and also having money.

Some current perfume suggestions, if you're looking for something new:

Lolita Lempicka by Lolita Lempicka - dry, warm, licorice scent. spicy and dark, with a delicious vanilla drydown.

Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs - quintessential floral perfume. not too green or earthy, and very fresh.

The Beat by Burberry - nautical and a bit salty. notes of tea and some bitter fruits. very sharp and fresh.

Omnia Coral by Bvlgari - a tropical fruity punch that isn't cloying or overbearing. summery and bright.

Monday, July 22, 2013

July 22nd

Hello friends! I am looking at cosplays from Comic Con and I am so envious of the craftsmanship that goes into so many of these costumes! I want to cosplay someday. Really, really badly. I just need to acquire some artistic skill first.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

July 21st

I have all call-ins this week. I'm all for having a day off, but I hope they use some of them, because I need the money.

In one month, I will be very jetlagged.

I am eating homemade Oreo ice cream. I am happy.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

July 20th




Friday, July 19, 2013

July 19th

I really want to keep watching Lucahjin's Suikoden II LP, but I'm sooo sleepy.

Baby birds tomorrow, whee! I wanna touch some tiny cuties.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

July 18th

Remember that time I was stuck in traffic for an hour and a half? Remember when I was supposed to get to work at 2:00 and I got there at 3:15? Hey construction workers, try not to spill hazardous liquids all over the freeway next time.

I found someone with whom I'm going to do a perfume swap! Whee! Oh Lexa, you know my joys.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

July 17th

I will be in Dublin in one month!

Lexa and I are Skyping right now. Well...her internet just died, so we're taking a break. But we're trying to be Skyping.

Do you ever just get sick of your perfumes? What do you do when you want to buy all new perfumes? What do I doooooo?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July 16th

My mom and sister and I are playing Phase 10. I am not winning. This is not Scattergories. This is luck.

Also I am hot. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

July 15th

Here's a problem: only 10 of the ~375 pictures of me on Facebook are from after I graduated high school. What the hell is up with that? It's really annoying to only see 3+ year old pictures of me on there. Also it makes me feel like I have no friends, because no one is taking pictures that involve me. Sad day.

Oh, and since I'm going to Europe alone, I doubt there will be any pictures of me from that trip at all- maybe a few if I can recruit some strangers, or from when I see Eoin. It'll be like I was never even in London! :( Sort of like how I have like three pictures of myself from my last trip to NYC.

Mopey mope mope.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

July 14th



It doesn't feel real. I'm going to London?! And Dublin?!? WHAT

Saturday, July 13, 2013

July 13th

Hello lovelies! I am doing a serious room clean at the moment, and it is exhausting. I'm so sweaty! I have a really bad habit of not doing laundry unless I have to, instead of just doing it once a week or something, so sometimes it gets a bit overwhelming, and then I put it off because it's intimidating, and then even more laundry piles up...anyway. I keep finding weird shit in my room, too. Like, stuff where I look at it and think, "Wait, why did I keep this?" Cleaning is such an adventure!

I also discovered that my asshole dog ate the crotch out of another pair of my underwear. They were pretty new and I'd only worn them once, but they were one of the pairs I got at Gilly for $3, so the loss isn't too painful. I'm just glad they weren't any of my favorites, or a really fancy pair! Thanks for going for the cotton ones, Darcy.

I wonder how many pairs of underwear the average American female owns.

Friday, July 12, 2013

July 12th


I'm going to fall asleep now and then wake up at 4:00 AM and be upset about being awake. My bladder likes to wake me up mid-dream, which is usually not ideal.

I need to try some other Mike's Hard flavors. This is a goal.

Also I think something has like gone awry with our mail because I ordered some stuff which still hasn't come, and my driver's license hasn't come yet and it's like a week late. I just want my makeup brushes, and to be able to stop carrying around my stupid yellow piece of paper that says even though my license is clipped, I'm still legit.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

July 11th

I forgot that yesterday was ANFO DAY! Happy belated Anfo Stewart Day, everyone! Oh Anfo, I am going to dedicate a whole post to you soon. Just you wait!

I'm so ready to start planning daily activities and outfits and stuff for London and Dublin. All the planning!


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

July 10th

I shouldn't be this tired. I think maybe I slept too much.

Conversation with Caroline just now:

C: "What are you doing?"
K: "Blogging."
C: "What are you blogging about?"
K: "I dunno."
C: "Are you blogging about meee?"
K: "I am now."


Anyway, people need to stop being obnoxious, the end.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

July 9th

Caroline and I watched Saw VI, and now we're playing Kirby Air Ride. This is the good life. 

I'm so excited to have the day off tomorrow. I wanna sleep and Skype and eat. That's all I need. 

Monday, July 8, 2013

July 8th

Lexa and I are finally Skyping tonight! (Lexa, I mistyped your name as Lea again. Who are you?!)

I am sleepy. So very, very sleepy. I am pulling and steaming clothes all week. Why.

At least I am wearing comfy jammies.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

July 7th

Liquor stores shouldn't be closed on Sundays. That's stupid and I want to buy booze.

I work so much this week, and it's all task shifts. I am crying in advance because the Dream Steamer is a thing.

I also really don't want to take off my nail polish. -shakes fist at sky-

Saturday, July 6, 2013

July 6th

It's my birthday! Whee!

Speaking of which, check out the gorgeous new art adorning the top of this page! The very lovely Eoin drew it for me as a gift, and I am so, so in love with it. It was a surprise, too! I love surprise presents!

I am so bad at discerning alcohol flavors. Literally it all just tastes the same. Like, flavored vodka? All the same flavor. Wine? All the same. Except for one really good wine I tried at Olive Garden once. And Sangria just tastes like wine. I need to try more drinks. Someone get me a piña colada ASAP.

Friday, July 5, 2013

July 5th

Happy birthday to my amazing mom! I love her to bits, I really do. And I'm her birthday present!

I'm going to take a shot of rum at midnight and I am excited.

Caroline and I are watching Saw V right now. Some guy is about to trach himself. (Perform a tracheotomy, for those not inclined to medical terminology.) Ahhh the human body.

It's almost my biiirthday~

Thursday, July 4, 2013

July 4th

I literally just got distracted by Neopets and almost forgot to blog. This is my life.

Happy birthday, America!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July 3rd

Happy Google Hang Out Day! Also, my neighbors seem to think it's the 4th, as they keep setting off firecrackers. I had a lovely time chatting with Eoin earlier, and I'm hanging out with Lexa in about five minutes!

I get paid time and a half tomorrow, and then I don't work again until Monday. And Friday is payday. I am mildly ecstatic.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July 2nd

Work was surprisingly fun today. I love when I get to do things that make time pass super quickly, and I love doing those things with nice coworkers.

I can't tell if I want to just fall asleep now or not. I probably will. I've got to be alert for my two Hang Out dates tomorrow!

Poll: What should my first (legal) drink be?

Monday, July 1, 2013

July 1st


I want it to be Wednesday so I can Hang Out with Eoin and Lexa. It has been far too long!

I may have found a really cool place to stay in Dublin. It's all nautical and it's by the docks and it's like a ten minute bus ride from central Dublin. Do want.