Monday, September 26, 2011

I have returned from New York City, we got back around 3:30PM yesterday actually but only now am I starting to feel back to normal. I always feel this sense of melancholy when I get back from vacation because I'm thinking of all the things that went wrong, all the things I missed, how much fun I had, how much I didn't want it to end, if and when I will get to go back and see all the things I missed, etc. Also my legs and feet are beat from all that walking, phew. It is nice to be home with my beloved kitties and fiance, I missed them (even though I was only gone 2 days). New York City really is an amazing city. The trip was a mixed bag of good and bad but overall I had a good time. I'll go into more detail later but I wanted to post some pictures.

On another note, today is my little sister Becky's birthday, she is 15! She is the one in the white cardigan.

One of my best friends who I mentioned in a previous post is having a hard time right now and is in the process of getting separated, if anyone could help her out, or just have well wishes for her it would be greatly appreciated. They are awesome people and starting over can be very hard and they've all been through a lot. I have a link HERE if you want to help.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
No, seriously we do have cookies - they had a coupon at Costco. I mean I didn't actually use the coupon but it is the thought that counts? Tell that to the $2.00 I could have saved. I'm officially cookie'd out, they sell a tub that can make 80 cookies and we haven't even ate half that. I thought I would never say "I'm sick of cookies" but it has happened, mark this day in your calender.

Enough about the cookies, jeez.

Silly picture I took in my pajamas last week, I was really just focused on my hair cape.

Last night my boyfriend and I (mostly my boyfriend, I supervised with cookies. Let's play a game, take a shot every time I say "cookies") rooted through our boxes. We've never officially moved our stuff out of boxes and doubt we will until we get our own place. Anyway he was searching for my copy of 'The Lost Boys', I use to watch that movie over and over again as a little girl, I think there was (not sure why I'm using the past tense since I'd still pretty much go for it) maybe two men in the entire movie I didn't want to marry. We didn't find my DVD :( but I have my dvds currently in three separate places so watching "saxy" moves will have to be postponed, till then there is always youtube.

I found my Halloween costume, you are looking at it above. Now, must make cardboard saxophone.

I did rediscover some stuff in our boxes I had somewhat forgot about including my Living Dead Doll, one of my domo's whom I put a cat mask on, some Hello Kitty pencils, and this journal that I luff. I have a thing for collecting journals/diaries, although I don't write in my diary anymore, this blog has kinda become my un-official and less tawdry diary. Anyone else had a diary they kept up pretty regularly? I have an entire diary I wrote from just 2006-2007, I wrote pretty often then but I was going through a rough patch during that time period. I've had the same half used diary since then.

I leave to go to my mom's house sometime either tonight or tomorrow for our weekend trip to the isle of Manhattan and I'm actually kind of anxious about it, which is funny because my mom told me she was nervous too a few days ago and I was like "Why?" and now I'm experiencing the same nerves. I have the entire anxiety enchilada - the tightening of my chest... the sleepless nights...and the zit from hell!

This zit is reminiscent of Angela Chase's zit in that one episode of 'My So-Called Life', although my reaction to it isn't quite as dramatic however, my results are a bit more dramatic. So I've been washing my face, drinking water, and I put a warm wash cloth on it - well in the process of doing that I used really warm water and now I have this big red blotch in the general area of said zit and it stings. Mmmhmm, I'm so smart, so now I'll probably be prowling the streets of NYC with anxiety and a big red blotch on my cheek. Yay.

Does anyone have any tips on what to do about this blotch? It is driving me nuts.

I still haven't packed for my trip. I have no idea what to wear the second and third day. I've written out a "To Pack" list but clearly some details are missing. Ahhh. I'd like to say I don't usually get this way but I do.

I haven't really been up to much, lots of 'The Sims 3' playing. I go in my spurts with that game. My fiance and I stopped by Target last weekend, we've been waiting to see when they will finally stock their Halloween stuff, they had a few things the last time we were there but not much. We left with this skull bottle opener and skull wine stopper though. I wanted to buy a costume for our cats but my boyfriend is not a "dress up your pets" type of person, I personally find it adorable and it makes me giggle a little too much so I'm all for it. I'm particularly partial to the shark, banana, and dinosaur costumes(could only find a picture of the shark).

This is, yet again, one extremely random entry. It really hasn't been my day in the least, everything has been super stressful and I feel like I need a drink. I really hope I have a fabulous time in NYC and that I have a ton of fabulous pictures and stories to share with you once I get back. I've had some shopping issues I wanted to share with you all but I'm a bit distracted so later I suppose. Wish me zit/blotch, packing, travel, and NYC luck.

The gorgeous Scathingly Brilliant, had a post (while back now?) where she mentioned Swingin' Party by The Replacements, a song and a band I hadn't listened to in awhile - still irreplaceable.

Friday, September 16, 2011

9/16/2011 Wishlist9/16/2011 Wishlist by honeysuckelle featuring post earrings

Is there ever truly an end to what one wants? Even when they have a closet bar that always falls down from the excessive weight of all the things they have hanging up (which is sadly only half of my wardrobe, clearly this hasn't happened to me or anything... *shifts eyes*). I have more folded, stuffed in suitcases, and strewn around places. If I had to organize my clothes all by color, black would surpass all the rest by a long shot, I'm sure that isn't a rarity to have a lot of black items but as you can tell, I always want more. Lace, polka dots, stripes - I can't get enough. Don't even get me started on my jewelry, which is also in abundance.

Sometimes I feel like I'd be better off just getting rid of everything I don't absolutely love or that I've had over a certain amount of years (I have some things from 2004, seriously I do. Some of it fits, some of it is in good condition - others just... you can imagine).

I have an entire bag of clothes that are too small/not to my liking anymore that I need to get rid of, I know I have more that also need to jump into this bag, but I have yet to have the strength to break it off with these items. I don't want to lug all this stuff to a new place (whenever that happens... feels like centuries from now) so I probably should get around to that soon. If I posted a picture of my closet, jewelry collection, purses, and shoes it would be a mighty long entry. I guess the point of this mini-rant is, How much is too much?

Oh, how about I just blame the companies for having too many gorgeous things for me to covet, mmhmm, sounds like a plan (I'm joking of course).

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The last few days I have gone to post and kept stopping for various reasons. I want to say thanks so much for all the positive response on my hair, I was so flattered by the positive comments.

I just got done watching the 'True Blood' season 4 finale and wow, not exactly the most blithesome finale but then if it ended all peppy what would we have to worry and talk about in anticipation for the next season? I don't want to give away too many spoilers but I look forward to a certain someone(s? there were a few actually) returning.

I had a really fabulous weekend, my fiance and I spent Friday evening at the movie theater seeing both 'Don't be Afraid of the Dark' and 'Contagion'. It had been raining almost all day everyday for about 4-5 days last week, it was a bit frustrating looking out the window everyday to rain, this is coming from someone who likes the "dark & gloomy" but I was really sick of walking through rain puddles in inappropriate footwear (I gave in and wore my converse, which don't get me wrong I do like) - I just kept thinking "where are my rain boots? Oh, yes, I don't have any." Since I'm on the subject of rain boots, a few weekends ago when I went shopping with my Mom and little sister I saw a pair of Hunter rain boots in person for the first time and I have to say - they do look really fabulous, I wanted to try a pair on but I don't have the money for them and I'm not sure if they would fit over my fat calves. Does anyone know how they fit in the calf?

Anyway, I'm getting off topic, back to the topic at hand -- the movies, now I really liked 'Contagion'. Yes, it wasn't a perfect movie but I'm not into "perfection" (come one, come all to the post party where Honeysuckelle will put everything into quotations) which really seems like a silly concept to me to begin with because nothing is or will ever be perfect. I felt very anxious during and after the movie since I am a bit of a germaphobe and also I don't tend to have the strongest immune system so I know I would be kind of screwed in a similar situation. After the movie it sparked a lot of conversation between my fiance and I which I enjoy from a movie. I like movies that make me feel something (unless it is rage from it sucking). I want to see it again because I tend to miss so much the first go around.

'Don't be Afraid of the Dark' I'm a bit on the fence about, it wasn't bad but I just kind of felt that the characters were a little too (and this is a common issue in movies) dense for my liking. If something was talking to me through a furnace, no matter what my age, I would not respond or stick my head in the furnace so we could be friends, nothing good comes from a creepy furnace as this movie proves. Pretty much to sum up my thoughts on both movies, the most frightening things come in either small or invisible packages. I don't think anything is scarier than infectious disease because it has happened and could happen at any time to any of us, just ahhh, must wash hands - must washhh hands!

I was extremely heartbroken to hear about Andy Whitfield's passing, I really liked 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand', it was a very visceral show if you have not seen it (see it! The show gets better with each episode) and Andy Whitfield played the perfect Spartacus with just the right amount of strength, heart, and sex appeal. I don't tend to cry over famous peoples death but this one really hit me hard and I cried for awhile. I was just really hoping he would get better (and for awhile it seemed like he was going to get better) and that his career would continue to thrive since I loved him so much in 'Spartacus' and he was such a cutie pie. He was so young - only 39, just very sad. I was going to post a picture of him but I know it will restart the water works.

Over the weekend my fiance and I went to Ellicott City with our friends Laurie, Jason, and Troy. During the raincalypse (it wasn't quite to that magnitude here) Ellicott City had some minimal flooding (as you can see in the video) by the time we went there on Saturday everything was luckily back to as if nothing had ever happened. I had never actually been to the historic area of Ellicott City before and it was far more beautiful than I had imagined. We all had dinner at a brewing place where I didn't order beer, I'm not very fond of beer, at least not American beer (they had all sorts of beers mind you). We talked about our heritages, memories from growing up, and so forth and had a dandy time - they are an awesome and entertaining group. We walked, all up hill where I was faced again with how out of shape I truly am, to see Patapsco Female Institute but when we got there it was completely roped off so we turned back around.

Since I'm a house fanatic and our route took us along so many picturesque houses I figured I'd share them with you, oh hey the last one is for sale. I would die to live along that road, it was so beautiful.

Afterwards we stopped by the Forget Me Not Factory! This place was heaven on wheels, well it wasn't oh wheels, on foundation and rock if you want to be precise (damn you precision). It was chaotic but in the best kind of way with all sorts of theme stuff like dragons, fairies, and pirates it was just a whimsical paradise and everywhere you looked was something new. It was a place that someone like me dreams of, I can't wait to go back. As you can see they had costumes and clothing, I especially loved this cloak with a peacock feather design but it was a bit out of my price range ($270 I believe). They also had oils, jewelry, masks, figurines, and everything else you can think of. The second picture is a part of the Fairy section and the rest are all Halloween themed. Around every corner was something else, there was even an entire section set up like someones closet full of vintage clothing. There were signs that said you weren't suppose to take pictures of the clothing but I did (oppsies, I couldn't help myself, look at it! Plus I mean I'm a bit of a rebel).

I ended up with a couple of things, I got some almond oil that I have plans for (that sounds ominous) and a faux velvet bustier top with skull buttons. Its a bit costume like but I love it, I think it is just adorable and I could wear it to a club, or to be silly, or to the Renaissance Festival. Who am I kidding, I am willing to bet (especially since it is really flattering on) that I will be seen around the aisles of Target in this thing, I have no shame, I really don't. My boyfriend bought the steam punk dragon figurine in the top picture, isn't he cute? I think I should give him a name...

This place had some cute sparkly dresses hanging up on the outside, I will have to remember to check out this place the next time I'm in Ellicott City.

After our Ellicott City adventure my fiance and I made a bee line for the FYE at Arundel Mills before it closed and I left with some cds and dvds (The Cramps, Lunachicks, 'Fright Night', 'Waxwork', 'Trick R'Treat' and 'Outbreak') and then I saw someone get tackled to the ground and arrested by a mall cop. Everyone else found it very exciting since people were taking pictures and recording it and stuff, I guess they've never seen someone get arrested before? I was a little curious what this group of people had done to be chased and apprehended but I tend to keep on walking in those situations. That mall in particular seems to have a lot of shoplifting issues but who knows.

On Thursday we also went to McKays (a used book store) where I got some other dvds and cds(Rage Against the Machine, Adam Ant, 'American Werewolf in London', 'Amelie', 'Exotica', and 'Elizabeth'), I like my dvds and cds what can I say? We also stopped by the Temple of Dumplings, aka Cracker Barrel. I didn't think it could happen but I'm officially sick of dumplings (for now at least). My fiance and I don't get the best reception there, my fiance said an older woman stopped and stared at us in awe when we walked in.

I ordered more of my favorite perfume from Amazon which has arrived already and a new bra that I'm hoping will be magical (not really magical, well hey it can be magical, haha now I'm just imagining it transporting me into a magical land or in time or something) from One Stop Plus.

Another weekend (for my fiance and us, since he has off Thursday through Saturday) is upon us so I'm sure I will have much more to report soon. I hope everyone is well. I'm still not quite sure what to wear to NYC, it is only a mere 8 days away now! Eeeee, so excited. I'm going to leave you with my usual sign off of cats ,music, and a few clips. I hope everyone has a fab weekend.

Cat that hangs around the neighborhood, isn't he adorable? He is the sweetest thing ever, I might have mentioned him before.

Look at Hamby, hot bish! I love the opening intro to this movie 'The Others', actually there are an entire host of movie introductions that I absolutely love, I will have to do a post all about that one of these days.

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