Wednesday, May 15, 2013

... sea lion woman, dressed in red ...

An absolutely ridiculous amount of things are going on at work this month.

May is a busy time at school.

I try to avoid talking about school-related things here - for a myriad of reasons. I just wanted to explain the sudden decline in posts.

I have, perhaps to bring my life some ‘calm’, been attempting gardening. My plants are on my back patio, and I have a terrible time remembering to water them. I’ve killed and revived my basil twice. I think this is a good sign – at least I can bring them back after their inevitable demise.


 This is Kris's Butterfly Plant and my Egyptian Walking Onion.It is weird and kinda tasty! Chives are in the pot with the onion, too.

Kris's Petunias, Gardenia, and Purple Basil.

My newest addition - Russian Krim tomatoes! They will supposedly be pretty and purple-black if I don't kill them.

Chamomile, Grapefruit Mint, Mint, Basil, Thyme, Rosemary and Kris's Hydrangeas. 

And photos of Leaf, actually PLAYING for once.

She doesn't like being 'caught' being cute.

Due to the fact that this is mostly pictures anyway - have some baby hippos. Because they are adorable.

Do not fear - going to CHEX in Charleston this weekend. Life is about to get awesome!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

... you sell the song for the noise ...

Well, THIS will be interesting.

THIS  being the next five weeks. Some might call it a race to the finish. It feels more like an ‘interesting’ tumble downhill. The list of things to do and places to go is … vaguely frightening.

All the ‘interesting’ is very nearly driving me into introvert mode. All I want to do is stare at my pretty flowers (The ones at work are from me to me. The ones at home are from the boy), make impulse purchases on Amazon, and watch River Monsters.

So I did, a little, for a bit.

Work wipes me out and then I feel guilty when my roomie and/or the boy don’t get awesome me. They get crabby, agitated, sleepy me. I need to pace myself better. 21 school days left.

Time to tumble on.

Monday, April 29, 2013

... you seem to prefer bitter endings, the only type that your hands can hold ...

Friday was a ‘just in case it snows’ day in my district, and there was no winter weather in the Upstate – so … I had the day off. It was nice having a nuclear Friday, like the boy and many of my buddies.
What did I do with that day off, you might ask? Slept in, went to 9Round and worked out, got home and changed before heading to the wisdom tooth doctor, gave Goodwill some stuff that was in my closet and needed to GO, bought nude heels for prom/weddings in the fall, drove home, ‘made’ a slipcover, fixed a rip in a dress, cooked a meal, packed my stuff for a few days in Greenville, pre-cleaned for the cleaners, chatted with my roommate, made it to a hair appointment almost on time, and had a hot date with the boy.

Not too shabby, if I do say so myself.

My wisdom tooth doctor (Dr. Bowie, who looks NOTHING like David Bowie,which is sad) said that it will not be nearly as bad as I had envisioned – no chipping teeth out, no ripping my face off, etc. I filled out a form as long as my arm asking all sorts of impertinent questions, a few of which I had to call my aunt for answers to (Have you ever taken diet pills? Is there diabetes in your family? Are you on a diet? Have you ever had a mental health issue? OMG DOES ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY HAVE ALLERGIES TO THESES MEDICATIONS OR HAVE THEY HAD ISSUES WITH ANESTHESIA?) and did not hand it over to the good Dr. until we had a good talk about how I was to be very VERY sedated. And that needles and I did not get along. He tried to laugh it off but I did not let him. When he, through a series of incredulous questions, discovered that I have -
· never had a surgery
·never given blood successfully
·never had an IV
· had issues filling vials for blood tests
he became much more reassuring and promised me LOTS of happy gas and a butterfly needle. He showed me the nerves he could hit in my face leaving it numb/hard to move and gave me statistics on how unlikely it was. Then he asked if I wanted them out next week.  Apparently he’s confident, but he’s not touching my teeth for a few months.

I would've let him do them on the spot if he looked like David Bowie.

My attempt at a love-seat slipcover was a Pinterest #NAILEDIT! moment –I ended up stuffing a sheet around the darn love-seat to make it somewhat presentable.The stripy one is my ‘creation’. The blue one is a cheap Wal-Mart cover. Darn you, Pinterest, for making me feel like I could accomplish this!

Ugly love-seat BEFORE 'slipcover'.

What my other furniture looks like 'naked'. Charming.

Sofa 'clothed'.

Love-seat - 'covered'.
I will be tweaking this, obviously. 

I love having my hair done, so is it any surprise that I am in love with Aveda’s Braid Bar?
Do yourself a favor - go. Ask for Lawrence. Revel in the awesome that is a perfectly braided updo. Feel like a million bucks – because I totally did. I may actually get a haircut there one of these days. My hair looked awesome until ... well. It got mussed. Life happens. BUT it looked like this for HOURS ...

No actual photos, because I don't plan things well. BUT TRUST ME, I was a pretty, pretty princess.

Saturday involved a trip to the zoo. The boy and I recklessly played on wet playground equipment and observed elephants taking part in coprohagia. I was disgusted, of course. 

While I was gallivanting, Bridethulu picked a bridesmaid dress for me.It will have a sash with a bow, which violated my ONE RULE of dress selection,but the dress itself is – dare I say it – re-wearable!

And then, ladies and gents, I got to go somewhere even more special than the zoo. I got to go to American Grocery. Words cannot begin to describe the awesomeness of this establishment. HOLY CTHULHU IN HEAVEN. Just go. Give them your money. Be in absolute awe. I have never in my life eaten such EXQUISITE foods. I got beef tongue and it was magnificent –the goat tacos were awesome –the desert was marvelous – and the beverages were perfect … staff was helpful and gave tips on food prep. I was just delighted by the entire experience. Way to go for date night, handsome! This is definitely a SPECIAL DATE establishment, and I am a lucky, silly, giddy girl-creature.

Sunday was girl’s brunch, and we finally got to try Southern Culture. Bottomless mimosas slung by a David Tennant look-alike named Drew and gossip paired well with the hearty, homey food. It’s a solid brunch joint. Blue Ridge Brewery is still my favorite – but this is a close second.

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