I have things to do today, I have cleaning that needs to get done, and laundry that needs to be folded. Instead I am scouring the internet for knitting patterns, because I have itchy fingers. I want to make something that knits up quick and will keep my attention. I want something that will be pretty and usable for spring. Something that is not a hat, scarf or blanket, because I’ve made those things all winter long. I don’t need that pattern, I can’t follow them anyways, just a picture will do.
Knitting for me is therapeutic, it’s best done with a cup of tea and some Murder She Wrote, or maybe some Ingrid Michaelson and She and Him running in the background. If I need to get it done quickly then Tool and Nonpoint, but then it’s no longer therapeutic, just frantic, though still enjoyable. (Who knits to Tool? Well I do, that’s who. Wonder what they would thing of that.) I love the way the yarn turns into fabric, and slowly gets larger and larger, and then suddenly you have something from a string.
I’m need to enlarge my yarn stash, it’s shrank dramatically over the winter, and all that’s left is winter colors, I want bright and springy, yellows and pinks and greens. Then I need to just sit down and knit like crazy, until this goes away, which could be days, weeks, or an hour from now, but I have to do it. Until I do I won’t be able to concentrate on anything else.
Instead I have to fold laundry and do my dishes, when I’m finished, then I can knit.
One would think that Ada Lovelace day would celebrate computer programmers, being as she is considered to be the worlds first computer programmer, from way back in 1842. For those that don’t know, she wrote her ‘programs’ on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Machine. However this is not the case, it is instead an international day of blogging/vlogging/comic making, to draw attention to and celebrate women in Technology. While I do believe this to be a noble cause, seeing as how I am a woman, and I love Technology something fierce, I did still make sure I told my programmer husband Happy Ada Lovelace Day this morning, because he should celebrate as well. Without Ada Lovelace he would be without a job, or doing something he didn’t love nearly as much.
So here I am blogging to remind you to also wish your programmers a good day today. In the background, I’m listening to one of my favorite youtuber’s allthatglitters21’s vlog, and after I’ve posted this, I’ll go look at Angela Black’s lovely drawings I’m covering all my bases today, I may even call my husband to double check my html, because I’m feeling to lazy to look it up on my own, though I probably won’t do that, I’ll probably just post this and edit it if they don’t work.
Anyways, for everyone out there in Internetland, Happy Ada Lovelace Day, do something nerdy.
I’m sick again, this seems to happen a lot. I have an upset stomach, which of course I do because that’s the worst thing ever. I mean a tummy ache would instantly get you out of school in my house when I was younger.
So now I’m 23 with a tummy ache and I want my daddy (he always took care of us when we were sick, my mom worked) and I want to simultaneously vomit, cry and sleep. All I’ve had are a bite of toast and a little juice, and I feel terrible.
I’m off to go be sick now :(
But instead I want to cry so much that it makes me want to vomit. I made a deal with someone yesterday that if I did something they would purchase something for me. I upheld my end of the deal, and decided to check on the item the person was supposed to purchase. It was no longer there. I then made the mistake of searching for a replacement, I found one that I knew the person would not want to purchase, but feel in love with it anyways, to the point that while there are other alturnitives, I don’t want anything other than what I picked out. I am upset that the person doesn’t want to purchase this item, because it’s always this way. So I feel as though I hyped myself up for a reward that I will not be recieving. So while I should be happy that I got what is done, well done, I am instead very upset, and want to cry so much that since I’m not letting myself as I feel that seems childish, I now also want to vomit.
I’m alittle obsessive when it comes to my nails. I love them and feel that I should spoil them. The best possible product you can use to spoil your nails, is a cuticle cream. Cuticle creams are supposed to soften your cuticles, and moisturize your nails.
In the past I have tried a couple of creams, and since they have all fallen short of my expectations, I won’t name any names. But if it’s any other cuticle cream than this:
Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, well then it sucks. I am absolutely in El Oh Vee Ee with this cuticle cream. First off on the back of the box it claims to be: “A soothing blend of natural ingredients to nourish nails and soften dry cuticles.” I must say that it certainly lives up to it’s promise. The product has a wonderful consistency, of a thick heavy cream
and as you can see, it lasts forever, I have used this nearly everyday for 2 weeks, and I still have a lot of the product left. For each use you only need a tiny bit, and a little definitely goes along way. I use a lot more than I really need of this cream sometimes just because I love the way it feels. I rub this onto my nails weather I have polish on or not, and it works fabulously, my nails are brighter and have a nice sheen to them. They feel amazingly smooth as well. I think my favorite part about this cream though is that it smells like lemons, and that the scent lingers for quite some time.
My hands and nails, take a lot of damage, and are quite dry because I knit, and if you knit you know what I’m talking about. This cream has worked wonders for my nails, so my next project will be to test out Burt’s Bees Farmers Hand Salve, I’ll give my initial reaction of the cream when I purchase it, and a follow up review later.
Rainy Days are often a disappointment for many people. I don’t see it that way. For me Rainy Days are something to be relished. On Rainy Days, I laze around eating chocolate, reading for pleasure, painting my nails, and listening to music. Those are everyday things for me actually, but on Rainy Days they seem just a bit more decadent and pleasurable. There’s something immensely soothing about the rain hitting the windows. I wish I had a window seat, I would live on that seat. I’ve always wanted one.
I’ve decided I need to start a playlist for Rainy Days. It is going to be the best playlist ever. My favorite playlist of all.
I have a few of the songs picked out already so here they are :
1. Fearless-Taylor Swift
2. Be Ok-Ingrid Michaelson
3. Change is Hard-She & Him
4.She Doesn’t Get It-The Format
5.Inches and Falling-The Format
6. Love Story-Taylor Swift
7.Our Song-Taylor Swift
8. Ugly Girl-100 Monkeys
9. You & I-Ingrid Michaelson
10.The Way I am-Ingrid Michaelson
11. Hot Air Balloon-Owl City
12. Hello Seatle-Owl City
13. Fuck you very Much-Lilly Allen
14. Can’t You Just Adore Her-Mandy Moore
15. Extraordinary-Mandy Moore
Edit: The list is obviously not completed, but those are the ones that definitely belong on the list for me.
I bought this nail polish at Charlotte Russe on sale for $1 about a week ago. It’s full price is $3.50. I probably would have paid full price for it, but since it was discounted I snatched it up. The color doesn’t seem to have a name or even a number to identify it, but it’s a very lovely medium shade of purple.
I waited until last night to paint my nails, and I was vastly disappointed in the polish. The color is beautiful, and the brush is just like your average polish, not to big, not to thin. That is where the good things about this polish stop though. The formula is extremely thin and watery. It goes on very sheer and very streaky. You have to use 3 thick coats to get a solid color that’s not too streaky. The product also takes an extremely long time to dry even for a thin coat.
After the polish dried I applied my top coat, which is Orly top2bottom, let it dry and went to bed. When I woke up in the morning the polish was already chipped, and I hadn’t done anything but sleep. At the end of the day, I only had 2 nails that weren’t chipped, and I had been wearing the polish for less than 24 hours.
I am aware you get what you pay for, though most other cheapie polishes at least last 24 hours before they begin to chip off.
All in all, I was not impressed and I definitely will not be repurchasing the product. I guess I’ll be using this for polka dots and such in the future, just so the polish doesn’t go to waste.
K is probably the nicest person ever! She solved my MP3 player problem! With a Zune! That’s in her purse! And that’s awesome! I only have to remind her, but that’s okay, and her face I hearts it! Because they don’t sell the small ones any more! Just 8 gb or larger, and the 8 gb are getting hard to fine, so she just saved me and poeticvenom bunches of money, and I heart her face for it!
Here lately I’ve been on a bit of a spending spree, and while I’m not sure why I’ve allowed myself to spend so much on me, it’s got to stop. There are several reasons for this, such as many birthdays are coming up, as well as two “gifting” holidays. I have some rather expensive items that I would like to obtain this year, such as a new Zune player, one that will have a charger, as mine has disappeared. I could just buy a charger for the sony player I have, but I’ve wanted a Zune for awhile now. I know some of you are screaming Ipods are better, I have to disagree, awhile ago I took the pc or mac quiz and found that I’m 100% PC. I also would like the “Wild Child” bath set from Lush, it is a bit expensive, but I know that it would be absolutely delightful and very much worth it. Easter is coming up soon, I’ve got to get shopping for my sons basket, then my sons birthday, mother’s day, my wedding anniversary, and my mom’s birthday falls in there somewhere. So no more usless spending on myself.
I began using Clinique’s 3-step skincare this morning. Not long enough to make a difference, but I do have a few opinions about it thus far. Being a 3-step system it has 3 steps. The liquid facial soap, clarifying lotion, & the dramatically different moisturizing lotion/gel. There are 4 levels of skintypes & I’m level 3. I love step 1, liquid facial soap for oily skin. It lathers well & leaves your face feeling fresh/squeaky clean. Step 2, clarifying lotion, I’m on the fence about. I like how it makes my skin feel, but it has witch hazel in it, & I’m not a fan of the way witch hazel smells. The smell wasn’t as bad this evening as it was this morning, so maybe I’ll get used to it. It leaves your skin feeling tingly, but it’s meant to do that. Step 3, the dramatically different moisturizing lotion/gel is wonderful. I use the gel since I have an oily skin type, you only need a tiny bit & it’s just wonderful, my skin is really soft. So far I recommend these products, I’ll post an update in a few days.
This is in repsonse to this post by Shoesonwrong.
I’m still relatively new to Tumblr, as in having my own where I can post and heart other people. Though some of you I have followed for quite sometime, just by having a folder of bookmarks and I would check your posts daily. Then something terrible happened I accidentally deleted that folder full of my Tumblr loves, and I was sad, and I pouted for a week or so, I googled those I remembered, but then I realized there were a lot, somewhere upwards of 30 people, and I couldn’t remember them all. I hemmed and hawed and finally started my own Tumblr. I’ve found most of the people I “followed” before, and have found some new people.
There are a few people on here who’s faces I heart so hard that it hurts. Those people are in no particular order:
yowhatsthehaps -She always makes me smile
Thunderdolt - One half of my Favorite RVA couple
vmarinelli - The other half of the RVA awesomeness
aimee-b-loved -For Serious my phone has the hugest crush on her, it gets awkward sometimes
and last but not least since she is in the title of this post shoesonwrong
I would miss you if you disappeared, I guess I shoulda spoke up before, and instead of being merely (and perhaps creepily) voyeuristic, make you aware of my presence and that fact that I care. I care about all of the people I’ve mentioned, I think about them outside of Tumblr. I’m not really sure why but I do.
So Annie, if I may call you that, I follow you on Twitter now, if you go another 4 days without tweeting, I will notify you that it’s been to long, and the twitterverse misses you. I will try to ask you how you are as often as possible, to let you know that someone other than those you’ve mentioned would feel your absence and miss you. Should you wish I will disappear back into the masses of invisible people on the internet, but I will still care and still miss you if you go away.
I reblog a lot. It seems to mostly be yowhatsthehaps, I hope she doesn’t mind, I do heart her so I guess that’s good.
I reblog because I don’t know how to just comment on something or whatever without reblogging it. I should probably learn everything about this site, but I’m kinda to lazy too/to busy too.
If I reblog something you don’t want reblogged I will take it down no problem just tell me.
(well, not a baby, he is 12)
is shaving his head to raise money for childhood cancer. I know I don’t have many followers, but if you could reblog or donate to him or any other shavee on the site: