- by adminVery tired, I'm waiting for some downloads to finish so I can head'r to bed, where I long to be.
Alyx is over and snuggled on my couch; I made her leave her bed and come home with me in the cold to a bath in my amazing bathtub with fizzies and good-smelling things, vanilla Oreos and double bergamot Earl Grey tea, and she is watching The Secret and I'm half-listening because I'm happy but exhausted.
Here's my bedroom, that I can't wait to be in.
I put up some Christmas lights not too long ago, I really like the soft glow that they create.
My giant microbes
(Herpes and Sperm)
Here are some things I love right now:
This amazingly bright house from Apartment Therapy. I covet that window seat!!
A comic about that Top Gun song!
I've been searching for a cute tea ball for loose tea, and this tea submarine is perfect!
Even cuter, black & white cloud salt & pepper shakers!
Ty loves fonts, and informs me On The Regular that Helvetica is the "Jesus of fonts", I'm considering making him (burnt) cookies with these!!
These jaw-dropping outfits from Style Bubble. I could never come up with anything like this!
... and that's it for me, guys & dolls, I have a date with a super-fluffy pillow and some sweet dreams.
- by adminLong day.
It's blizzarding and walking to work this morning was basically The Shittiest, but I haven't gone outside since then so I've been pretending like maybe the walk home won't be as bad.
Maybe it won't.
I just finished doing a really tedious and repetitive task at work that basically took all day and am close to brain-dead and I guess I could look at the blustery walk as a wake-up call that will snap me back into thinking properly.
However while doing it I was listening to this new podcast I found called Relic Radio's "Strange Tales!" which is essentially old-timey radio shows and I'm really enjoying it; I missed using my imagination!
Also, no class tonight due to weather. Awesome!
I'm going to play the shit out of my 360 when I get home.
- by adminCheck out this wicked project Ty and I did together over the weekend!!
I'm totally in love with how terribly, terribly gaudy it is!
It's not actually crooked; I had to hold the camera above my head to take a straight-on photo.
- Foam board
- Super cute wrapping paper (we used two kinds)
- Mod Podge
- An X-acto knife for cutting!
I originally got the idea to do something like this from Urban Outfitters, but theirs is over priced and sort of ugly.
(and that's probably in US dolla billz, and before shipping, but I didn't look...)
Ours took about 2hrs to make, and cost probably... 20$ or so.
(the fancy paper on the deer was $5, everything else we got from Dollarama)
and I like this better because you can totally customize your deer based on what type of paper you use; I'm already making one for a girl I work with for her place.
- by adminThis past week and this coming one have been (and are supposed to be) ridiculously warm for mid-January, and as I mentioned in my last post this is really unusual for Winnipeg, so everyone is taking advantage of it and being outside as much as possible.
That being said, it was a perfect opportunity for Ty and I to wander around downtown, have some lunch, and take some pictures for some frames he wants to put up on his wall.
What is this trickery?
-or anyone that knows me, really-
is being made to play photograpgher and chronicler of my douchebaggery every time we go places.
I know I have a few Winnipeg readers, and if you haven't checked this place out definitely make a point to! It's on Garry St, right across from where Sonar used to be (or I guess still is? The sign is still there but it's not open)
The frittata was good (obvs we did sharesies) but a little too fishy for me.
This was a totally amazing lunch, ridiculous foodgasm that I highly reccomend.
It's actually located between the In and Out ramps of a parkade, and is just one big circular booth with stools around it. So neat!
It has weird hours so that's why we didn't go, but we're definitely going back to check it out and have some delicious schnitzel!
Despite being pretty slummy in a lot of places, the 'Peg does have some really interesting architecture and some very unique places, I'll definitely give it that.
Fun fact: this "bar" is right across the street from the Golden Room, which used to be the Gentleman's Club (they're both strip joints), and one time while I was walking right in front of this doorway a guy having a smoke outside the Gentleman's Club offered me a job as a stripper there.
Then Ty took me to the best toy store ever: Toad Hall Toys!Possibly one of the coolest places I've ever been, it reminded me of one I visited in England when I was a little girl.Obviously I honed in on the most wholesome stuff in the place.
It's unfortunate that you guys missed out on the moment where I found the toy fish that had teeth and proceeded to put it against Ty and say "chomp... chomp... chomp..."
It was definitely a shining, IQ-defining moment in my life.
PS: I was looking for "fish with teeth" to name the fish I mentioned, and found this instead? Wtf?!?!
One of my favorite fish are the plecostomus! I was excited.
(Is it sad that I knew how to spell that?)
I totally want to check this place out, their menu has shrimp cooked with roasted peppers and Jose Cuervo Sauce!!
"Oy! You can't ride you bike on the grass!"
- by adminI'm feeling pretty disillusioned with life right now; I keep pushing and pushing and I'm losing steam and it's terribly disheartening. Usually I'm good at pushing through tough situations but I just don't have the time anymore.
I miss Time.
Time to relax, time to myself, time to do nothing.
I'm constantly surrounded by people, going places, doing things. Even 90% of my downtime is spent with at least one other person and while that's still good it's also beginning to drive me a bit crazy.
Last night I was alone for four hours and I spent the entire time cleaning. Why? Because I haven't had time to properly clean, dust, sweep and mop my apartment since before Christmas and thinking about it is actually making me angry.
And no, it's not Ty's fault. He's around a lot. A lot. More than I prefer people to be, actually. But his presence is different so it doesn't really count, in a way, it's just really new and now that I've been catapaulted back into the 'ol work/school grind it really is becoming apparent to me that the only way I stayed sane all those months was because I spent so much time alone outside of those two places.
Now, not so much.
Oh and the loss of my lunch hours due to overwhelming schoolwork is a piss-off. My day goes by so much faster when I can dick around on the interwebz for an hour in the middle of my day; lately all the interwebz surfing I do is for moar articles on Iraq. Goddamn.
I know this will all pass once the Evening Class end-of-semester Blitz is over, but still.
and made 100$ in tips that night!
Those tights are on their last legs
RIP 'em in advance.
What a sweetheart.
Okay... studying time. Bye-bye lunch hour.
Oddly... I feel a million times better about everything & life now that I've blogged about it.