Friday, December 2, 2011

By The Way

Anyone interested, can now find me at my personal site or on my hubpages profile.

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Newest Creation

Old Gryffindor shirt that no longer fits + fabric scraps + plain black hoody and pleated grey skirt from Goodwill = New outfit for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows midnight release!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

So, I don't know how it's going  to go, but I've started a tumblr. It's . I think I'll probably still write my blog posts here first, but I'll put everything else up on there....I think. Who knows really. So, check out the new post. It's purposely for Tumblr since it's kind of why I added it to my web portfolio...but I think it turned out really well and tells a lot about me.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Since I haven't written in a while and I don't know when I'll write again...I just figured I'd post a comic I made ages ago for ...I've been meaning to finish another one that I started along the same lines (the love of kitcheny things), but I just haven't had time....I think I would like to develop my own comic style though and do a story or something...or maybe random ones...or maybe both....who knows. Anyway...Here's the comic. I apologize for my writing. It's three in the yeah. Not much more to explain. Btw, you should check out the site. I made the comic a link to it as a record on the you can go see some of my other records, or even better, join the site and make some of your own.


Thursday, September 30, 2010

What would you do?

Okay, yes, I realize I didn't do any of what I promised to do last week. To be honest, I had a feeling that would happen when I said I'd do it. I actually started the one for HIMYM, but it just got too rambly and I got too it never got finished.

Anyway, after saying goodbye to Thomas today so he could go to work, I stopped off at Big Lots in order to find the paper shredder I felt I should have bought when I was at a different location earlier this week. They didn't have it, but I did end up buying this retro flip clock that I loved the moment I saw it. I was super excited, because I love anything retro and it was only $13, but I was hesitant because money has been a little tight lately. Unfortunately the excitement has started to wear off because it's a pain to set and keep on the right time since, like a vending machine, it doesn't always release the number as it should. Rewind back to when I first bought it now. I stepped out of the store and there on the ground was a $10 bill. There was no one around and it was in the middle of the street, so I just picked it up.

Immediately I didn't really know what to do. I'd always been taught to ask around and try to find out whose it was or turn it into the authorities, which in this case would be the manager of the store I found it in. Since neither of these really applied, I was kind of at a loss. After a while, I migrated to trying to decide what finding such a thing meant. Of course, leave it to me to analyze something so simple.

What I came up with...
1) It could be a sign from God saying I needed to lighten up on myself and just buy stuff I like every once in a while.
2) It could be a test from God, to see what I would do. However, since, from what I remember, I've been taught to believe that God no longer tests us in that way, I feel I can discredit this idea.
3)It was just meant as a gesture to kind of help me with money and I should keep it for when I need it.
4)It was some sort of pay it forward thing....and I should give it away to charity, or some random person off the side of the street.
5)It was just luck.

Yes, I know I was over-thinking it a little too much....but I don't just really struck something inside me. With all of the stress of wedding planning, work, housework, etc. It's been really nice to realize when things kind of fall in place like that. I've had a lot of help from a lot of people lately, especially with the wedding, and I'm so grateful and appreciative of it all. It really makes me feel loved and makes me really feel like this is all meant to be. I hope thats not too sappy for any of you.

As far as the $10 bill, it's still in my wallet...awaiting my decision. We'll just have to wait and see how it get's spent. So, as the title of this post asks, what would you do?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Deconstructing Jane Austen (Literally)

So,  few weeks ago, I was scouring through etsy to try to find things for the wedding, when I came across a listing by anovelamore of confetti made from Jane Austen's Emma. I thought to myself, "What a great idea!" I had it all planned out that I was going to buy hard cover copies of The Time Traveler's Wife, a compilation of Jane Austen's novels, and a compilation of the Bronte sisters' novels. The pages would become confetti, and the covers would become flower girl baskets, in the spirit of some book purses I've seen around the internet. Well, some people weren't so sure about the baskets, and I started to wonder if it was worth the money to buy all three books, so I started to rethink things.

A few days later I went to work at the bookstore and saw that we had received this lovely edition while I was out. The actual cover is white, so I might can use it for something else, and it's thick enough to theoretically make enough confetti. Even if it doesn't, by the time I've punched every page out, I'll be tired of it. The best thing about it of course, was that it was only $7.99. Of course, I felt bad buying the book under false pretenses, if you will, but since I already own almost all of the novels in there, two of which I still need to read, I decided it was better to use this cheap book than the others.

So, for several weeks,  the book just sat on my coffee table collecting dust and what not. The closest Michaels is about 20 minutes away, so I just never really made the time to get over there. I figured I had plenty of time before the wedding, and even partially assumed we'd just do this as a group the week before once everyone was in town and in wedding finishing mode.

Anyway, yesterday we ended up near the store anyway, so I stopped off and got two heart hole punchers, one jumbo sized and one regular. I have to say I was semi confused because jumbo was the second smallest size out of like five different sizes. I guess they slowly expanded the line and didn't feel the need to rename it. Once we got home, I sat the stuff to the side, figuring I'd get to it over the weekend. After a while however, I got kind of bored and thought, "I might as well." So, I grabbed the necessary items, two punchers, the book, and a shoe box to keep the confetti in.

Thomas decided to help me so he took the smaller one and I took the larger one and we went to work. By the way, if you plan on doing this yourself, I'd say the best way seemed to be to fold one page in half, until it was small enough to get two rows of hearts punched out. If you go thicker, than it's too hard to punch, let alone fit in the little slit the puncher allows for paper. Also, you get more hearts for your punch. Oh, and you might also want to make sure they aren't sloppy folds, or you'll end up cutting on the fold and making weird shaped flower-like double heart things.
The first rip. Gasp!             Accordion hearts        I loved this bigger one.

Probably about thirty minutes later, though I really have no clue how long it was, we figured it was time to stop. It was after about one in the morning, so we were pretty tired and ready for bed. To the left is how far we got, 71 pages into Sense and I guess we got roughly 35 pages punched thoroughly. However many it was, I know it was about a grocery bag worth of trash.

To the right you can see just how little confetti was made from all of that work. It's probably more than I figure since the pieces are so small. All I know is we have quite a bit left to do. I'll try to do as much as I can during the day when I take breaks from work to watch a TV show or a movie. Speaking of, I better get going so I can work.


P.S. These pictures all came from my phone because my camera wasn't charged enough. I think it worked out pretty well. I do have a droid so it is relatively good quality. Thomas did "judge" me a bit for documenting the whole thing.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Boy, I've been slack

Okay, first of all, to add to the last list, I'm also probably going to also write a blog about Kevin Kline's film In & Out. Though it was a silly comedy on the surface, there was a lot in there that was really interesting about in terms of views on homosexuality in the late 1990s. Oh well, we'll see.

Anyway, as you can I changed up the layout a little bit. I'm not completely sure how I feel about it. I might prefer to have a picture background. That's neither here nor there though. I got on here to say that next week, in honor of premiere week, or at least that's what I'm calling it, next week on TV I'm going to make a list each day of ten reasons why I love the show that premieres that night. The only exception is Thursday night because there are so many premiering that night.

Here's the schedule:

Monday: How I Met Your Mother

Tuesday: Glee

Wednesday: nothing...I get my wedding dress that day and hopefully will be going to Mr. Jason Mraz in concert that night.

Thursday: Bones

Friday: nada

Saturday: nope

Sunday: Bored to Death

So yep, that's all I have write now. I've got to get back to work.