About anaesrout01

I'm a 20-something year old who loves to read, write poetry, listen to music, sing, take pictures, dance, and play video games. I am a huge fan of coffee, sushi and pasta. I'm also kind of old-fashioned in the sense that I love writing snail-mail (yes, hand-written letters). I like days filled with love, laughter, and hugs.

Don’t Know What to Title This…

Happy Sunday (and early Veteran’s Day), all!

Thank you to our veterans, and those who are still serving.

How have you all been? It has been such a long time since I’ve sat down and written a blog post — I just had nothing to write — still don’t know how this is going to turn out, but here it is.

This next month is going to be insane, as the holidays are coming — people will be sending off and receiving gifts, and I get the feeling that the post office is going to be a freaking madhouse. Lots of naps will be had, for sure. And perhaps, a lot of early nights. I am nervous that I won’t be able to keep up, but at the same time, I’m totally up for the challenge. I’ve also heard that our patrons have been known to bring us cocoa or coffee as an act of appreciation for what we do and all the chaos the holidays bring.

Over the past week, my sister has come and gone to California with a few gal-pals of hers — honestly, kind of jealous, as I haven’t had a decent vacation in more than 5 years (I do believe). I’ll have to try to take one, next year. We shall see.

Also over the past week, my friend Tamie’s hubby was on a hunting trip with a friend of his. They didn’t get anything, while out, but she and I were able to hang out for a little bit, one day. We went to Subway, because she hadn’t yet had anything substantial to eat, yet, and then we took her dog, Murphy, on a walk one of our many local beaches. (Maybe she’ll post any pictures she might’ve gotten, that day, on her blog..?)

Speaking of photos, I really want to go take photos with friends, but I feel like life gets in the way so much. I don’t want to be that person who has to “pencil you in” just to meet up for coffee and a chat, you know? I think that’s the one thing I hate most about being an “adult”. I mean, I get it; we can only get older and “grow up” — we can’t cling to the past and the way things used to be. *sighs*

I guess I’ll wrap it up, for now. I hope to be back soon with more content.
Until next time! ❤ ❤

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Short & Sweet

Hey all!

So, I think this is turning into a weekly thing (as it was always supposed to be) thanks to my bff M. & our Discord chats.

The boyfriend and I were at our local grocery store getting lunch, and I see something large fluttering next to the floor in our general vicinity; it’s a giant bug! (Anyone who knows me, knows I’m not a fan of bugs, flying or crawling.) My coworker, who was in line ahead of us, said it was a Gypsy Moth; I’ve never heard of that, never seen one before today, and I’m pretty damned sure it’s not native to Alaska — which leads me to believe that it came in with some of our produce or something — ick!

What are y’all up to today? Are you enjoying your Sunday (or Monday, depending on where you are)? Is it a lazy day? Are you working?

Short, but sweet blog post, today; not very much to say, I guess.
Hope y’all have a good week! I’ve got a six-day work week ahead of me. Wish me luck!!

Until next time! ❤ ❤

Rant: No More Outfit Creations — Here’s Why

Hey all…

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I am OBSESSED with Polyvore and creating outfits; I’ve been on that site for more than 5 years, if I remember correctly — tons of outfits put together, yada-yada. So, I went to go create some outfits last week, and I found out that the site was no longer there. Literally. Type in Polyvore.com, and it switches to THIS SHIT!

I told a friend about this, and he did some research and found this information. Like, excuse me? No! No, no…you’re not allowed to change this shit on me. Literally my favorite site/app, and you want to freaking break my world by shutting it down?! Um, no. I’m so freaking upset. So upset.

I’m going to mention here that I linked a LOT of my looks to my Pinterest Fashion board. Thank the gods I did. What I might do (and it’ll be a pain in the ass to do, anyhow) is to go thru the board and put all my Polyvore creations into one section. Seriously.

Anyhow, as I always say, thank y’all so much for reading my blog. I hardly ever post rants here, but this topic took the cake and shipped it to Canada. (lol, sorry Canadian readers — enjoy the cake..?)

Until next time! ❤ ❤

Birthday, Friends, Writing Short Stories

Hey all!

My birthday was nice and chill. Had the day off from work, then went to my friend M.’s place to have D&D just like old times; that day I’d made orange chicken for the crew, my friend K. brought over some chocolate & vanilla cupcakes decorated with butter-cream or non-dairy frosting that was marbled with purple & blue edible paint and plastic mermaid tails. It was great. I was so happy. I got my first Starbucks loyalty card, and my bff Tamie got me a gift card to our local book/toy/game store.

In the past month, a few of my friends came up to visit. First was my friends H., S. & R. and kiddos, M., and O. Sadly didn’t get to see S. & R., but everyone else I saw. It was a great time. M. went out tendering (fishing term) about a week ago, and O. left this morning for a week and a half, and will be back for his sister’s wedding in July! How exciting!!!

A few months ago, I went to my friend P.’s place for art night. Got the idea to look for writing prompts on Pinterest, and found TFR’s Writing Prompts. They worked out so well that I wrote, I swear, five installations of a fictional story starring myself and my bff. (You can find it here, if you’re interested in reading it.)

Anyhow, that’s all for now. I hope y’all are having an awesome day, and for those who celebrate it, Happy Father’s Day, and ALSO, HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!!!!!

Until next time! ❤ ❤

Job Side-Step & Upcoming Vacation

Hey all!!!

As of the past couple of months, I took a job side-step and started working in the post office attached to our grocery store — and I LOVE it!!! It’s way less chaotic, and we don’t get many disgruntled customers; it’s so laid-back and while, yes, there’s some heavy lifting involved, it’s totally fine. Now, was it a pay raise? No, but that’s all right. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: as long as you’re getting a paycheck, you’re in a good place.

In the next couple weeks, I’ll be [hopefully] taking a vacation in order to house/dog-sit for my friend who’s going on a cruise. Why am I taking a vacation from work? Well, one, because I need a freaking vacation; two, so that I can devote all my time to the doggo and not worry about having to go to/from work every day. I just hope I can get it approved, although, I’m pretty sure I’m already pre-approved from my manager in the post office.

During that time dog/house-sitting, I want to get back into a hobby I let fall to the wayside years ago; I want to get back into burning mix CDs for my friends. I can’t wait to see if I can make that a thing. That just requires a trip to Walmart — who’s currently in the middle of a store remodel — to see if I can track down some blank CDs.

Anyhow, that’s really all, for the moment. What’s going on with you guys? Anything fun going on for y’all, this summer? In the next month, I’m gonna be having a few friends come down for a visit, and I can’t wait to see them all.

Until next time! ❤ ❤

For Tamie 2018

For Tamie 2018

Lanvin laced up top
$1,045 – yoox.com

Blue jacket
betsyboosboutique.com

Levi’s elastic-waist jeans
$120 – navabi.co.uk

Lucky brand jewelry
lordandtaylor.com