Wednesday, September 29, 2010



I've been using Grooveshark a lot recently since my poor computer kicked it.

The weirdest ad, I guess it's an ad I didn't click on it for fear that it would actually happen, showed up at the bottom of the page today.

I'm not really sure what to make of it.

Except maybe that Grooveshark is taunting me...

This is war.

*Click to see it bigger!

Monday, September 27, 2010


So I've finished my dress, finally.

I sped through the cutting and the sewing. If I had been smart I wouldn't have sewn it together before I had it fitted to me, but I'll consider that lesson number one.

I learned how to sew a zipper after about three tries!

I learned I hate ripping stitches out.

I also don't like hemming a dress.

It took me probably a week to figure out how to do it. But it is finally complete... Unfortunately I still have no computer...

It's like there is a void in my soul. Ok a little dramatic, but it is incredibly frustrating to have a full camera and no where to put the pictures so I can take more.

But hopefully everything will be fine by the end of the week, fingers crossed.


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Flickr is being mean and not letting me put pictures on here.

Not sure why.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Self Worth

Meg, over at A Practical Wedding wrote about money and self worth today. Definitely something I can relate to/struggle with. She talks a lot about not selling yourself short, about fighting for the goals you want to achieve. Actually you should just go read it, she says it a lot better than I do.

But that got me thinking about my goals, my decisions, and the way I live my life in general. I fall into the pit of low self worth everyday. I undersell myself because I think it's what I should do, it's the way I should behave. If I offer a lower price for higher expectations, people will see me as polite and, honestly, not a bitch.

Now I'm not sure if it's where I grew up or who I grew up with, but people throw around the word bitch like it's nothing, I even catch myself doing it sometimes. What upsets me the most is the word comes into play when there's no need for it, or it's completely unnecessary. If I get upset at someone, "Wow stop being a bitch." If I spiritedly disagree with something, "No need to be a bitch about it."*

It gets really old.

It also gets under my skin. Why can't I speak out about something, why can't I be angry with someone without being called a name.

And I think that's where my low self worth comes from. If I step out of the bounds of polite and demur, I'm in bitch territory. Why try to put myself out there, be confident, assertive even, if it's just going to get thrown back in my face in the form of a hurtful name?

So now that I've identified it I can work against it.

*Never has this come from Tag/husband face, just clarifying.
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Fun Fact: I typed in instead of trying to get here.

But speaking of diagnosis, there is one for my computer. It's hard drive gave out.

Luckily Tag says it's salvageable, so I'll be able to pull all my important stuff off of it.

This also means I'm getting a bigger hard drive so I don't have to move pictures to Tag's computer every two months just to have enough space!

Overall this is a victory.

Friday, September 17, 2010


Mr. GDB I have a secret for you.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


My computer got dead... So very dead.

Sad face.

I was hoping it would be fixed by now. Unfortunately not.

So until then, I'll be commandeering Tag's computer, but no pictures...

He doesn't have an SD card slot. Even bigger sad face.

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On other less sad face inducing news, I'll be in West Virginia this weekend visiting one of my best friends.

Not only that I the best book to read for the three hours it takes us to get there!

Friday, September 10, 2010

I think just maybe, I'm crazy

I decided last night it was going to be a good idea for me to start sewing my own clothes.

Just on a whim.

I then decided a dress is the place to start. (My cousin-in-law is getting married in a month or so.)

So today I borrowed my mother-in-law's sewing machine, bought some fabric,


a pattern, some thread, and fabric cutting scissors.
I'll keep updating as it goes on, we'll see where this ends up.

*Oh birds. They are so pro.
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Read this and this!

It's what a gentlemen would do!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I Found It

I'm going to let you in on a tiny secret about myself. I really really like fall, I won't say love because I'm not sure I'm that comfortable with our relationship yet. I really really like the colors, the chilliness, the smell, Halloween, the clothes, pumpkins; I really really like everything about fall, except that it's a precursor to the dreaded winter...

And here we are on the brink of it and of course I'm ogling all the fall clothes like a schoolgirl ogling textbooks.

That's what they ogle right?

So, in all the ogle I've been doing, I've found it! Finally, after years of searching and I mean years, it is here I've seen it and am ready to purchase it!

The perfect coat.


Right, right?

Perfect and it only took me 27 years to find.

*It's from the Land's End Canvas collection
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On a side note to this perfect coat rant nonsense.

Whenever I go to type in tags if the letters are from tags I've typed before it automatically pops up.

I can't get it to not auto fill in, the only solution I've come up with is to hit the space bar a bunch of times until it quits.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day

I was in New Jersey for Labor Day. It was sweet. My family was there.

And a Pepper.

And some babies!

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I also got to go to the beach for the only time this summer.
It still counts right?

We'd go more except for the fact that it's so far away.

Also Pepper hates the beach.

That's him hating the beach. Love.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Goings On

Our bathroom paint is peeling. It's because our upstairs neighbors have a leak somewhere. We live in an apartment so it's not really our problem, except for the intense and ever present fear that the ceiling is going to collapse in on our heads as we shower.

I think I'm most worried about being buried alive naked, it's life threateningly sensual.

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I've decided it's important to take my camera with me everywhere.

I'll probably look like a pretentious tool hauling my camera through the grocery store, but so be it.

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Maybe to justify said decision, I'll document all the things I do.

These will make for very short posts.