Friday, December 12, 2008

I just need to vent

I am so freaking pissed this morning and there isn't anyone I can vent to, so I'm going to vent to you dear readers, if you're not in the mood to hear a stupid rant about stupid people, please skip over this post.

Ok disclaimer done.

I work my ass off at my job, I'm really good at what I do. I'm an incredibly honest person. I would never steal from anyone, let alone people I do business with. That said, we had a tenant who was bringing her rent in cash because she was having some sort of issue with her bank account. I let her do this for a couple months, thinking she'd get it sorted out, well it's been about 6 months now and it's getting pretty old, especially since I have a remote deposit scanner now and don't have to go to the bank, except when she brings her rent in. This month, I get her rent, gave her her change, photocopied the money (after she left, she didn't ask for a receipt), and put the cash in a sealed envelope because I was afraid the money might get lost. I got to the bank and she informed me it was $100 short. I proceeded to freak out. I scoured my purse, where the sealed envelope had been. No money in my purse, well that's not entirely true, I had $3 in my wallet, love my check card. Then I rushed back to the office, tore apart my desk and the money wasn't there, then I thought of checking the photocopy of the money, sure enough it was $100 short. So I redid the deposit and had my boss call the tenant and let her know that it was $100 short. Now said tenant is accusing me of stealing $100. So I don't know what my boss will say when she gets back from vacation. But she knows me really well and knows I would never, never steal money from anyone. I am so upset over this, I've known this tenant since I was a kid and now she's accusing me of stealing her money, wtf?!?!?!

That's all, I'll have another post once I've calmed down from this.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Oddly Fitting

Which creature of the night are you?
Your Result: Sorceror

Control is the name of your game. You are a studied tactician and scientist and you seek a kingdom where things make sense, damn the morals, even if you have to create it. You are cold, calm and calculating.

Werewolf
Cthulu Spawn
Vampire
Ghost
Incubus/Succubus
Demon
Which creature of the night are you?
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Thursday, December 04, 2008

How awesome is this?


I just found out from Cupcakes Take the Cake that my birthday, December 15, is national cupcake day! How awesome is that!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Number 6

I found this on The Woolen Rabbit, and I think it's fun.

Here's the challenge from Kathy: go to your sixth picture folder, find and post the sixth picture, pray you remember the details; tag five others. So here's mine:

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This is my little monkey man in his old room acting like a weirdo. Steve wanted to document the old room before we moved. I'm not going to tag anyone, but if you wanna do it, go for it!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Holy Crap!

Ok, so I'll admit it, I'm a bit of a Disney Nerd, but seriously this is an over the top wedding:
The Dress:


The Cake Table:

So all of you coming to the wedding, be glad I'm not this much of a Disney fanatic.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I finished an awesome book

I just finished reading Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. I loved this book, I know it was meant for teenagers, but it is incredibly well written and is a great story line. Though it is no secret that I love books and movies about vampires, so I may be a bit biased. I wasn't going to read this book, but after great reviews by 2 friends who aren't into vampire books I decided to read it. Man am I glad that I did, I literally read this book in 4 days, it's freaking addictive.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

This made me laugh

This made me think of Steve and laugh out loud in my office today:

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
Cyanide & Happiness @ Explosm.net

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I love this one

I love this even more with the entwining of souls:
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Wedding Quilt

I know you all must be getting sick of wedding talk, but since I'm planning a wedding it looks like it's going to continue for a while.

I really want to do a wedding quilt for my guestbook. I got the idea from Speakaboo on craftster:


I want to have maple leaves though for the guests to sign and I'd like the tree to look more like this:

I also love the wedding rings at the bottom of this. I may also go with a tree of life theme:
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But I don't know where I'd put leaves on that design. Hmmmm.

Friday, November 14, 2008

WTF?!?!?

I was reading the Beauty in Real Life blog today and this was part of the quote about the "Eyeslices" eye pads they are giving away:
eyeSlices® are innovative eye treatment pads that combine the natural essence of nature.

WTF? the natural essence of nature? What the hell is that?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pub Knittin'

Tonight I went to knit at Hennessey's almost everyone was there. It's nice getting to see so many people at once. I dig it. I'm not staying at home tonight through Sunday night, my Mom is in Texas and my parents have a new female roomie so my Dad didn't want to be staying there alone with her, you know, don't invite the appearance of evil and all. So I'm staying at their house, I don't know how that's going to work though, makes it hard not getting to be with Steve all night.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Old Woman

Have you guys seen this commercial from Kaiser Permanente?



I love this song so I looked up who it was by, it's an artist named Michelle Shocked I downloaded her Short Sharp Shocked album. I love this woman. Here's the original video for this song, When I Grow Up, you have to love the weird 80's ness of it:


Monday, November 10, 2008

I Made A Hat!

I made the Buttercup Beret for a 1930's Glamour swap on Ravelry. I think it came out pretty well. Here's some pics for you all:
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Here it is as a slouchy hat (how I'd wear it):
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And as a beret:
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Don't mind the looks on my face or the fact that I'm wearing 2 sweaters, it's early and cold. But I'm thinking of making one of these hats for myself. I'm kind of digging the slouchy hat thing.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Awesome treat for my feet to live on

I want to make one of these. I love it! Now if I can convince Steve that we need one in our house:
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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Wedding Shoes!

I think I found the shoes I want for the wedding (for now):
Bella-Vita Teeker

Friday, November 07, 2008

100th Post

WooHoo, I'm on my 100th post. I have no idea why I'm still up, everyone in my house is totally asleep and I need to be awake tomorrow, I'm taking my niece out to lunch to ask her to be one of my bridesmaids but I just can't sleep right now. I've been looking at wedding stuff all night, it's kind of becoming an obsession, but I just really want it to be an expression of us, and of our love for each other. I asked my best friend from highschool, Lolo to be a bridesmaid today and she was so excited she literally jumped up and down.

On the knitting front I finished a beret tonight, it's for a swap, but I think I'm going to make one for me, it's too cute for words and super fast and helps take up some of those single skeins laying around. I'll take pics after it's blocked.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

I FOUND AWESOME CAHSMERE

I found the yarn I want to use for my bridesmaid's shawls! It's only $36 a cone so I should only need 2 cones for all 5 shawls! I can't get the page to load, but it's from Colourmart. Should be good stuff!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Election

I'm pretty happy with the President elect, but I am more than pissed off about prop 8 passing. How can we deny a group of people a right based on something they can't change about themselves? That's it, before I get to preachy, I'm going to sign off.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I Voted

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Yep, that's right, I voted today, and I got my super sticker. I have to say that I honestly didn't know anyone who was running for the local offices, so I voted for all non-incumbents. And I of course voted NO on 8! No one in my office did, and I've been having to bite my tongue about the fact that they all are voting for segregation and taking away the rights of a whole group of people.

Monday, November 03, 2008

No Caffeine

Today I quit drinking soda, I'm trying to cut back on my caffeine and my high fructose corn syrup. Holy crap, I feel like I've been doing cocaine and am having withdrawal from that. I have a horrible headache and feel sick to my stomach. I'm gonna go sleep, I'll let you all know how it goes tomorrow.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Halloween Part 2

So I got to have 2 Halloween costumes this year. This first one was for work, I went as an 80's chick, I found silver leggings at Target and I needed an excuse to buy them, plus my real costume was too short for work. So here I am on our balcony, sorry for the turned pic, that's how Steve likes to take them:
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Then for Halloween night Steve and I went as the Dude and Ms. Lebowski from The Big Lebowski during his acid trip. I made my costume and knit Steve a sweater from the movie, which I'll have to post later since he wasn't wearing it for these pics:

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And here is Steve without his wig looking decidedly like a gay Mr. Clean, but I still love him:
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That was our Halloween night since we didn't have the munchkin, it was super fun!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

NaBlaPoMo and Halloween Part 1

I've decided to do the NaBlaPoMo again this year, a post every day for all of November. I think it'll help me get my blogging mojo back.

Ok so onto the content of the post. We took C to Disneyland last weekend to watch the fireworks and he decided he wanted to wear his costume, so here he is, my little dead pirate:

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You can see S and C in this one, they were watching the fireworks and eating popcorn.

I'll have some pics of S and my costumes tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

More Wedding Stuff and Some Beautiful Stuff

So I think we've decided on a wedding location it's in Lake Arrowhead and set out in the woods, I don't have any pics right now, but I figure next time we're up there I'll take some and post it.

So I went to McDonald's to get a salad the other day and saw this sign in the drive thru:
McDonalds Sign
I'm pretty sure that quicker isn't a word, but hey, what do I know?

We went to the Shake Shack a couple weeks ago and this was the view we were greeted with:
Sunset at Crystal Cove
Sunset at Crystal Cove 2
Beachcomer as seen from the Shake Shack
There are days when I remember why I pay as much as I do to live in So Cal.

And for posterity here's one of Steve at the Shake Shack:
Steve at the Shake Shack

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Wedding Dreams

So last night I had a dream about the wedding, it was stinking awesome. But my dress was the part that was so amazing. It was a tea length peacock blue strapless retro inspired dress with a granny smith apple green crinoline sticking out and I was wearing red heels. All my brides maids were in red, Steve was in a black suit with a green shirt and black tie an the guys all had on black slacks with red shirts and black ties. It was freaking amazing! How do I convey this to my Mom? I am kind of in love with my peacock color scheme, but it's a fall wedding and I feel like maybe it should be more rustic, is there some way to incorporate rustic into that color scheme? Can I maybe do more of a funky shabby chic thing? I dunno, these are all things to ponder...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Holy Amazing!

Did you know that Tim Burton is directing a version of Alice in Wonderland? And the Johnny Depp is confirmed as playing the Mad Hatter? I think I might have just died and gone to heaven! I wonder if Danny Elfman is going to do the music? I would be wonderful! Here's the IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1014759/

That's all for now.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Wedding Bells

Ok, it's been far too long since I've updated. Sorry all, work gets crazy at the end of the summer. But the big news is that Steve and I are engaged! I think we're looking at next October for the wedding, so we've been kicking around ideas, and I knew I didn't really want fresh flowers for the bouquets or boutonnières but I was having a hard time thinking of something else, until I found this:
It's from this store: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5767847

I think I'd make my own but I love the idea, especially getting to use buttons!

In other news I finished a pair of socks in August:



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They are the Embossed Leaves socks from Interweave.

More update later.

Friday, August 29, 2008

My 100

Got this from Glittyknittykitty:


Below is a list of 100 things that I think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food - but a good omnivore should really try it all. Don’t worry if you haven’t, mind you; neither have I, though I’ll be sure to work on it. Don’t worry if you don’t recognise everything in the hundred, either; Wikipedia has the answers.

Here’s what I want you to do:

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred (glittrgirl):

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (this one scares me a little)
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (Yay for Disneyland where I first had this)
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (this one I want, I may have to do this for my b-day)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu (this one scares me too)
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (never again though)
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine (not a big fan)
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe (doing this this year for my b-day for sure)
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam (not a fan of this either)
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

That's my list, how many have you had?

Friday, July 18, 2008

I made a dress!

So I finished this like a week ago but forgot to post it. But I made a dress from a vintage pattern! Here's the shots:
Front
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Back:
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Close up of the fabric:
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On me:
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Also, notice the super cute table cloth I made. It makes the apartment feel so much homier.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Beautiful Days

I love Summer in So Cal, it gets a bit hot, but it is beautiful here. I've been having one of those weeks where everything has been insanely busy and crazy and all that, but in spite of it all, I have felt serene and beautiful. It's the little things that have been making me happy lately. Take Monday, I went and got my car washed, well drove through a wash. But the colors were just so pretty I thought I'd share:
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There may be another post today, we'll see how the day goes.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Daring Bakers

Yep! My first Daring Bakers Challenge, Danish Braid! I loved making this, it was a bit labor intensive, but I would for sure do it again. I chose to make the braid with an almond vanilla filling. It was wonderful, Steve and I both loved it, so on to the pictures:

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Some of the egg wash spilled onto the paper and burnt, but the braid didn't.

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Friday, May 23, 2008

MY C AR IS FIXED!

I finally got my car back 39 days after it was hit, but it looks like brand new:
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Also, I got the first block in my Dear Jane Quilt done, but I realized it's supposed to be in Oranges not Reds, I decided to to color on color for the quilt. Here it is, I'm thinking it may become a hot pad or something:

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This makes for a happy 3 day weekend, see you all next week.

One Word Meme

I got this off of my swap partner's blog Cake Makes the World A Better Place.

The idea is that you can only use one word for each of your answers - so here we go

1. Where is your mobile phone - purse

2 .Your significant other - Steve

3. Your hair - growing

4. Your mother - work-a-holic

5. Your father - creative

6. Your favourite thing - rain

7 . Your dream last night - reminiscent

8. Favourite drink - Whiskey

9. Dream/goal - happiness

10. The room you're in - office

11. Your ex - married

12. Your fear - elevators

13. Where do you want to be in six years - loved

14. Where were you last night - home

15. What you're not - angry

16. Muffins - blueberry

17. One of your wish list items - serger

18. Where you grew up - here

19. last thing you did - texted

20. What are you wearing - vintage

21. Your TV - over-used

22. Your pets - parents

23. Your computer - new

24. Your life - happiest

25. Your mood - content

26. Missing someone - Steve

27. Your car - fixed!

28. Something you're not wearing - dress

29. Favourite store - Anthropologie

30. Your summer - busy

31. Like (love) someone - Chris

32. Favourite colour - green

33. last time you laughed - today

34. last time you cried - unsure

35. Who will re post this - Jerry?

There we go, it's harder than you think, because you want to explain choices and you can't.

Pics of the fixed car to come later today.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Rambling

I don't really know what I want to post about today, but it's one of those days that I just feel the need to blog. It's my favorite kind of day, overcast, colder, kind of gloomy. I know that's a very goth statement of me, but it's the kind of day, you want to sit home and be creative, I would love to be home right now quilting. I think that's my big passion right now, I'm kind of burnt out on knitting, I'd love to be knitting, but I can't find anything I really want to knit. I think I have knitting ennui. For me it's an Ani Difranco kind of day.

Steve and I were talking about taking this girls to Disneyland, my Dad's best friend's daughters, they are 15 and 19. He made me feel old, because I don't have my finger on the pulse of teens today, but then I got to thinking and I don't think I had my finger on the pulse of kids when I was that age. I think that's part of growing up with a weird lesbian environmentalist in the house. I never saw the world the way most people did, I wasn't listening to the music of the time, I still don't.

I never realized how much I was missing from my life before Steve came along and turned it on it's head. I have never been so happy in my life. Between having a man I love dearly and who loves me back with the same intensity and becoming instant mommy with Chris, I never knew I could feel so much at once. This kid who isn't even my son has taken my heart and made it 4 times bigger. Steve is the only man who has ever been everything I need when I need it, he constantly surprises me, and I love that he isn't weak minded, and isn't willing to back down on his beliefs. It's funny to me how things in life work themselves out. I think that's it for now.

I know this post was totally random and disjointed, but I just needed to talk to someone without being shamed into going to church. I feel like everyone here at the office constantly gives me the stink eye for living with Steve and not being married, but thus is life.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

AHHH!

Ready to kill some people in my office for pure idiocy, that's it.

This post actually has fiber content

Are you amazed? I've been spinning, I filled a bobbin with half of the fiber I got from the Spunky Club in April (maybe) don't remember. But here's the first bobbin:
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I'm going to spin another bobbin and ply them, no idea what I'm going to make with it yet, but it'll come to me I'm sure.

I thought this was cute when I looked in the back of my Dad's truck this morning (still don't have my car back, hopefully this week):
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Why is there purple lined up in the bed of the truck you ask?

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They're flowers that fell off a tree, I love the color, but these suckers get slippery when they are on the cement.

So on my lunch break today I went to the LAB to get some lunch at The Gypsy Den, and I decided to stop into Urban Outfitters where I got this super cute hat:

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And here it is on, I don't know what inspired the off kilter Rockabilly pompadour, but I'm kind of diggin it today.
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We're moving Pub Knitting tomorrow night, we'll be at the Steelhead Brewery in Irvine by UCI, should be fun times!