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! ❤ ❤

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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

Spring Semester 2018

Spring Semester 2018

Red purse
shein.com

Bangle bracelet
katespade.com

Green earrings
$28 – veryexclusive.co.uk

Earphones earbud
boxlunch.com

Happy 2018!

Hello All!!

First off, happy freakin’ 2018!
Life seems to have been so busy/hectic and lazy at the same time; work is still a thing, as is chilling out with friends when possible. I last spoke with you guys in December. Safe to say that life gets away from me really easily, and I am no longer apologizing for that. Most of you have been here long enough to understand that I am so inconsistent here, and you’re still (at least, I hope) reading my blog — and for that, I’m superappreciative!!!

On January 23rd of this year, my area was shaken by a 7.9M earthquake, followed by a tsunami warning. It was so, so scary; my dad was around for the 9M earthquake in 1964 and it was, from what he told me, pretty insane. I never thought that I would go thru that in my lifetime…ever. BUT!!! Nothing happened; no catastrophic waves, nothing. Just a lot of sirens, about a minute of ground-shaking, and people rushing to the tsunami evacuation designated areas. Luckily, the boy and I were above the evacuation line (100ft above sea level), so we were fine. [He was playing a video game with his best friend in Wyoming while I was freaking out…haha.] The entire town was like a crowd of sleepy zombies; it was amusing, but I didn’t recover from the experience until a week and a half afterward.

Now, let me tell you about the craziness that was Monday at work. I signed on, and was assigned to one of these express lanes. I took a look at my schedule to see when my break was, and was relieved to see that an hour after I was to get back from my break, my coworker H. was supposed to come to my register and take it over. She ended up relieving our other coworker, B., and didn’t even bother to come to her assigned register. I even told her that she was supposed to be on my register, but she said, “No,” and proceeded to work on the register behind me. I could feel her smirking smugly at the back of my head. I was stuck on the express lane for my entire shift (a whole 8-hours)!! I was seriously so upset; I didn’t report it to the manager, but when I told the bf about it later, he said I should’ve spoken up.

These past two weeks, I’ve been super-restless; my D&D group hasn’t met up for a game in that time, and I’m kind of going nuts and am a little sad. I love my social time; I miss my friends. Being at work and around my community doesn’t count. So today, I’m working on this post (also, stay tuned for a fashion post or two), and painting my nails for Valentine’s Day. I honestly can’t think of anything else to do with my time.
(Also, in the past 3 weeks — or so it feels like it’s been that long — my art night group that meets on Sunday evenings hasn’t been coming together either due to sickness and conflicting schedules. UGH!!!)

  • YouTube Channels I’ve Been LOVING!:
    — My Best Friend Jes, or JesReadsBooks. She is so sweet, so awesome, and has recently delved into the vlog scene on her channel, which is a great addition to her normal book-tubing.
    — Ashley’s Vlog Channel: She’s so smart, so relatable, very “no BS” kind of person. I love watching her vlogs, and her friend Steph is also pretty darn awesome.
    — Jenn-freaking-Im!: She is such fashion goals, life goals, oh my gods, I love her.
    — Abby Williamson, as usual…
    — My girl, Loey!
    — Sarah Hawkinson for fashion & real-talk
    — And last but not least, my girl Cassie. (The link is to her main channel where she does product reviews, but she does have a toy collecting channel as well as a muk-bang channel, if you’re interested in checking those out, as well.)
  • Spotify Playlists I’ve Been Into!:
    — Ultimate Indie
    — My Discover Weekly
    — Abby Williamson’s Songs of the Day Playlist
    — Atmospheric Calm (mostly for napping)

Well, I think that’s all for now. Fashion posts to come shortly. As always, thank you all so much for sticking with me and for continuing to read my blog; it means so much to me. Happy 2018 to you all; may it be the best year ever.

Until next time! ❤ ❤