March 25, 2014

Quarter-life Crisis

I can't be having a "mid"-life crisis yet because I'm too young for that, so I'm going to call it a quarter-life crisis instead.

I've been thinking a lot lately about how I would like things to be different, but because I haven't done more than think about it while wearing sweatpants and watching TV, nothing has changed. Nothing against sweatpants, those things are warm miracles of comfort.

I'm trying to make future plans, most of which require me to have something more than an associate's degree in bullshit (liberal arts- what is that shit even supposed to be in anyway?). So, I might be going back to college for a bachelor's. I'm ridiculously scared when I don't need to be, but I thought I was done with homework! And my student loan is so close to being paid off that I'm a little bit hesitant to start piling on more debt. But I'm going to be 30 this year so maybe that's why I'm freaking out and thinking about babies. Stop it, brain.

I'm really wishing now that I just would have followed through right after my associate's when I originally wanted to. And then 7 years went by and I still haven't returned. This would have been easier when I was younger and had more energy. "Youth is wasted on the young." -George Bernard Shaw

February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's- I'm Back!

Happy Valentine's Day! My gift to you is this crappy post.

I wish I had a reason why I stopped blogging for the last month, but I don’t. I blame the winter blues. It’s cold and I don’t feel like doing anything other than sleeping when I’m home. Is that a great excuse? No, but taking a break is better than trying to force something. I don’t do good work when I don’t feel like putting in the effort, and I really wanted a break recently. It must be all of the TV and movies I’ve been watching and the books I’ve been reading that have had me so distracted.

Sherlock was back… this season was a bit different but I was glad to have new episodes. Can you believe that thing happened? Man, I didn’t expect that (I’m trying to keep this spoiler free)!

Thanks, Nerdist!

And then Walking Dead started back up again so I had to rewatch old episodes so I could remind myself of all of the messed up shit that happened to them. The latest episode was almost exactly like the comic and it was so good!


And then I have been obsessed with watching Angel for some reason. I blame David Boreanaz’s beautiful, beautiful face for that. I stopped watching after the part of the first season when the character I love dies (trying not to spoil it if you haven’t seen it, but the show has been over since 2004- watch it already) and I was heartbroken when they were gone. Kind of like Doctor Who, it took me a long time before I could watch David Tennant’s last episode. I skipped it and went straight to Matt Smith’s first episode because I couldn’t take the feels of seeing him go. Actually it was the same thing with Billie Piper’s last episode. I just can’t take the sad feels, guys.

But either way I'll probably try to start posting more again.

P.S. I'm posting from my iPhone and blogging from this thing kind of sucks because I can't get some of the formatting how I want (like linking things). So if you're looking for the Nerdist valentine's here they are: http://www.nerdist.com/2014/02/say-i-love-you-with-16-ultra-nerdy-valentines-day-cards/

January 13, 2014

No-tivation

I have no motivation (No-tivation) whatsoever these days. I can't force myself to stick to anything. And believe me, it would make things a lot easier.

 http://angryjogger.com/no-motivation-to-run-anymore-that-awful-feeling-of-malaise-on-sunday.html

Working out is a good example of this.
You should work out.
Yeah, but I won't
Why?
I don't want to.
But you NEED to. It's good for you and you're fat.
I know, shut up.
So?
Still no.
Ok, if you work out you can have the thing you want.
I can have the thing now.
Pretend you can't have it until you do.
But I know I can have it now. See? I'm getting it anyway.
But if you get healthier you will be smaller and you can wear the clothes you like.
I don't want to wear them that badly.
You hate yourself don't you?
Yes.
 I can't even trick myself into doing things that are good for me. Anyone else have this problem? How do you get motivated, or at least trick yourself into it. I've tried inspiration and that only works for a day or 2 at most.

December 31, 2013

Favorite Things: December

Happy New Year! I was going to do a "2013 Favorites" but I figured it was probably easier for me to link to my favorites archive... it's not easier for you though because you have to do all the work. Sorry. So instead I'm doing the usual. I'm a sucker for regularity.

Stuff I Saw That I Liked on the Interwebs
38 most haunting abandoned places- Some great and eerie photography.

46 most iconic LGBT moments of 2013- I may or may not have cried while reading this/ watching the videos. People should stop cutting onions near me.

Abandonded Star Wars sets in the desert- I love Star Wars and it was cool to see the remains of the desert sets.
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/abandoned-stars-wars-sets-in-the-desert-1368722235-slideshow/

Games
Quelf- Ridiculous, ridiculous game that leaves you without dignity. Alcohol is most likely required.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00421AGGG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00421AGGG&linkCode=as2&tag=lolaloop-20

Cards Against Humanity- This card game makes you feel like a terrible person. A terrible, hilarious person. It's kind of like a dirty Apples to Apples. It's a simple concept and it's easy to play but it is so FUN!

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I also just wanted to thank you, whoever you are, for taking the time to read any silly thing I've written. It always astounds me when I see any page views that aren't my own. However you found your way here, thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a fantastic new year!

December 10, 2013

I'm A Little Frantic This Holiday Season

As you can probably tell from the title I'm getting stressed out already about Christmas. Mostly because I don't know what to get anyone and even if I did I don't exactly have a lot to spend.

I decided the best thing to do was to get crafty and make some stuff. This could either turn out well or people are going to think that I'm not only cheap but that I give horrible gifts. I'm aiming towards "quirky" or "creative". So here are some ideas for crafts I already made (in case you're wondering) and other gifts I'm going to try this year. I do have to warn you that I go a little loopy here. I'm not apologizing or anything I'm just giving you fair warning. The holidays make me crazy.

Burlap & Canvas

I made my sister-in-law a canvas picture of her kids and burlap table runner using stuff I found at Walmart.

For the burlap runner: Burlap, black fabric paint, stencil (or make one using a piece of plastic, a X-Acto knife, and a google image search), sponge paint brush

Directions: I cut the burlap to the appropriate size and made a stencil. Then I put it where I wanted it to go, sponged on the paint and bam! Done! Just let it dry.

For the canvas: 8x10 canvas, transfer paper, printer, iron, Mod Podge (I used matte finish), small paint brush

Directions: Find a picture you like, print it on to transfer paper, and iron it on. Once cool, brush Mod Podge over it. I'm not really sure why I did that last part so you could probably skip it. It worked for me so... I'm just guessing here. Give it some rational thought and decide for yourself. I'm not the boss of you!

Other Stuff You Could Totally Make

I got the idea to make some food and drinks to hand out as gifts. They sound like they could be difficult but I don't think they will be. I'm mostly excited for the infused vodkas because alcohol.

Country Living has a slideshow of 29 Homemade Food Gifts that I'm interested in. Specifically the flavored salts and maybe some Espresso-Flavored Sugar Cubes or Tart-Cherry and Dark-Chocolate Bars. I'm going to look like Martha F-ing Stewart!

Speaking of Martha Stewart, there were also some ideas on her website. Like infused vodka. It's happening, bitches, and I don't even like vodka! I'm going to buy some vodka and throw some strawberries in that shit!

http://www.marthastewart.com/306889/flavored-vodkas?czone=holiday%2Fsantas-workshop%2Fsantas-handmade-gifts&gallery=274972&slide=306889&center=307035
Photo from marthastewart.com

Sorted (British Youtube channel) also has some ideas for food you can give as gifts. I like the recipe for Spiced Nuts and Marinated Olives. They have other great ideas, too!

As I try these I'll try to remember to let you know how they turn out. I'm hoping they turn out well! If you try any let me know how they turn out for you!

November 30, 2013

Favorite Things: November

I know I'm a couple of days late (December 2nd isn't that late) but if I date this post for November 30th does it still count? I mean, it's a lie but it would still be dated for November... but I was really busy doing stuff and things!

http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/p/keep-calm-and-do-stuff-things-5/

Games
Clumsy Ninja is adorable and clumsy and some more adorable. You help train him so he increases his skill level and gets different colored belts. Plus he'll high-five you after training and that's kind of awesome. I just feel bad when you're supposed to throw him around, but he doesn't seem to mind. Check it out in the iTunes app store or NaturalMotion website.

 Just look at that adorable little face!

Things that amused me

Buzzfeed
There were 2 posts I read recently: 50 Things You Will Never Be Able to Forget (awesome!) and Strange and delightful facts about Britishhistory. I was horrified by # 18! You're welcome.

Creepy Crickets!
I'm not sure if you knew this, but Crickets slowed down sounds really creepy. It's like they're singing to you with their little creepy angel voices.

This guy's Tweets
Elan Gale live tweeted his feud with the lady in 7A. It was Thanksgiving and the flight was delayed and apparently it was only Thanksgiving for the lady in 7A and nobody understood how they were messing up her day. She didn't find his actions funny but I certainly did.
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and that nobody got hurt on Black Friday (I'm scared to go out that day- here's why)! Now we can all be hit over the head with Christmas until that's over with.