I Bake Cheese and Onion Muffins at Night.

I’ve still got 19 points left for today – I’m so proud of myself. And I had time to Zumba while THIS delicious looking Cheese & Onion Muffins recipe was a-cookin’ in the oven. I found it on foodgawker which is my favorite place to find recipes, and decided that I needed to make it ASAP. Unfortunately, due to the fact that it is night time, I could not take gorgeous pictures of these muffins, but none of them have been eaten yet (they were done at 9 PM) so I’ll take pictures tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy the picture off the recipe:

Furthermore, I ordered the matching laptop sleeve to my laptop over the weekend and it was delivered today in the most obnoxiously large box. I was like really, Wal-Mart? Really? I don’t need like 2/3 of a carry-on bag sized box for a flexible laptop sleeve that could’ve gone in like a pizza box. But whatever, at least I got the merch and it looks gorgeous and matches my laptop!

Matchy matchy.

That’s pretty much all I got for tonight.

Joie de Viv!

Good and bad news: I have found out that HNI does not read this blog, which may or may not mean he could remember that conversation and pay a visit, which would be amusing and terrifying, as well as exhilarating. Apparently, he’s under the weather. Like running a fever, yet still at work kind of under the weather. If we lived in a different dimension where it were possible for me to be all mother hen because we were more intimate (get your mind out of the gutter. okay now put it back in there), I’d have gone all mother hen on him. Sadly, that is not the case.

The good news is that we had a big spoonful of fun coming up with name ideas for the photography blog I’ve mentioned he really wants me to make. Among the candidates are “Foo’ography, Yo” (it would be more hilarious if I were from the hood) “Small Visions” because I get Asian eyes when I laugh, and “Vivi Snap” which he REALLY likes. I was just brainstorming a little bit by myself and thought about “Joie de Viv” which would be a play on words of “joie de vivre” which is joy of life in French. And my name means lively; alive, so it makes sense in several ways. Plus, it’s such a gorgeous sunshine yellow.

Anyway, so after last night’s post, I did join Weight Watchers and so far I’m pretty happy that I did so. Apparently you’re supposed to lose about 1 to 2 pounds a week. I calculated some weeks back about that and figured that if I lose at least 1 pound a week, that’s 52 pounds in a year, and if 2 that’s 104 pounds in a year. That would be so freaking awesome. I hope I do start losing at least 1 pound a week. It’ll make a difference in 2 terms!

That’s all I got. Night ya’ll!

Procrastination At Its Finest.

Amount of desire I have to write an essay on Madeleine Vionnet, due Wednesday: ||

I am such a procrastinator. Instead of writing the essay, I’m here, writing this post. Because writing thoughts is easier than searching for informations (yes, INFORMATIONS) and craftily rewording them into an essay. Yes, I’ve had 2 and half weeks to do this, but I didn’t have a desire to do it then and I sure as hell don’t have any desire to do it now. But I know as soon as it’s over, it’s over. Blagh.

So today I did I think 40 minutes of Zumba. It was quite nice. I’ve missed exercising. I haven’t had sufficient time to do it lately, and therefore I feel like an extra fat piggy – especially since I gained back 4 pounds. Which doesn’t sound like a lot, but for me it’s the difference between feeling happy with myself and feeling like a complete failure at life. Right now I’m in the median of the two. I’ve been thinking of joining Weight Watchers. The fact that I have to pay for it would probably keep me on track more than anything. That way, if I slack, I can slap myself on the hand and be like “THIS IS HARD EARNED MONEY YOU ARE THROWING DOWN THE DRAIN!” I should really get on that…

Anyway, so I was really excited that The Artist won best picture last night at the Oscars. And Jean Dujardin won best actor in a leading role. He’s so cute, it was wonderful! I still need to see that movie. And I still need a partner in crime to see it with. I thought about asking HNI to accompany me, but I feel like he’ll say no. Although perhaps I should keep a positive attitude, as you never know. Man, I swear, if he reads this blog…hahaha Betsy and I were discussing that last week and she said something like “If I knew someone wrote about me, you bet your ass I would follow that blog just to see what they had to say about me.” I agree. In which case, his ego must be the size of Australia.

Okay, I’m going to go attempt this essay. But not before I share this picture of these Dolce & Gabbana shoes. I want them.

Oscar Night!

I have quite a lot of pet peeves in regards to working in retail, but one of my top is  when people walk into the store like 15 minutes before we close. And then they see that you’re closing, and ask if you’re closing, and then they proceed to want to know the prices for half the jewelry counter. LISTEN BITCH, I want to go the fuck home and drink a glass of alcohol – because of people like you. I have a million things to do before I can actually close, and you’re hindering my ability to get them done in time for me to get home at an acceptable time. Furthermore, IT’S OSCAR NIGHT, AIN’T NOBODY WANNA STICK AROUND AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR ASS.

That said, it is Oscar night and I’m watching the red carpet right now. I’ve only caught this last half hour, so I didn’t get to see ALL the pretty dresses, but that’s okay, but I’ll find a compilation of pictures of everyone later on. I do really like Jessica Chastain‘s dress though. I’m a huge sucker for rich, complicated damask  designs and this one hits the right spot.

AND she's a ginger. <3

And now it’s time to sip my wine and watch Billy Crystal turn on the magic for the next 3 hours. Have a good night people!

Philly Bound!

I completely forgot to vacuum my room today when I got home from work. But on the bright side, I did change my bedsheets and now they match the trimming or whatever it’s called, in my room. Life is good.

But life is going to be even better after this term! I’m (almost) officially going to Philly to visit my best friend and I am so, so excited! I may have just seen her in August, but it’s still gonna be a sweet treat to get to spend a whole week with her, especially since we live in different states. I can’t wait! And we’re going to New York, so I can cross that off my “Places I’ve Been To” list. Including Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty! And probably the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Oh it’s going to be wonderful. Watch out east coast!

Anyway, so I shopped around a little bit after work in the actual store and found myself some nice tops for pretty good prices. I bought this really flowy, hippie-reminiscent sheer ivory blouse by Buffalo for $11.98, 2 simple rayon tank tops, one white, one black, that will go with my various cardigans by Tahari for $9.98 each and this cream heather butterfly cap sleeve dressy tshirt by Calvin Klein for $7.98. Have I mentioned I love shopping? I should get paid for it.

I should probably go read or something…but not before I share this awesome trailer:

I might have to go into a rant about stupid bitches like the principle in that trailer later on.

Sniffin’ Eucalyptus In The Corner.

Fridays seem to go by so quickly in this apparel production class I’ve got. I could barely believe it when it was lunch time. Alyza and I tried out Zoup! today and we both really liked it. Plus, this guy I see all the time in the library works there and recognized me when he served me, so that was kinda cool. Afterwards, we popped over to Whole Foods to get Alyza some eucalyptus oil for her sinuses and when we got back to class, I snapped this fantastic picture of her sniffing it like a crack addict.

I also participated in a photoshoot today where I know I didn’t model to my full potential and I’ve kind of been mildly kicking myself for it all today. I was the first person to be photographed, so while it was in progress I thought it was just test shots and not the actual shoot so I wasn’t giving it my all. And then it was like “Okay, you’re good!” and I was like wai…huh? But I glimpsed a few of my pics and they were pretty good. I was very happy to see my hair turned out really red. I felt like a true redhead, it was fabulous.

When I came home, my mom and I went out shopping and I ended up buying NYX lipstick at ULTA in these 3 fantasically bright coral colors. There’s one in particular that makes me super happy because it’s really bright and attention-grabbing. And given the fact that normally I do not wear lip color, it’s doubly awesome. NO, tripley awesome because I usually think of myself like a pig in a wig when I wear prominent lipstick – but this one I really love in particular. I’ll have to take some pictures wearing it. (And I was thinking of making a Youtube video too…haven’t made one of those in a while.) I also bought this coraly red nail polish that matches the tone of the lipsticks. And I picked up some dry shampoo because 1. I’ve been wanting to get some for a long time and 2. I don’t feel like washing my hair until Sunday, so I’m not going to.

Lastly, I just watched the episode of Glee I missed on Tuesday (I’m in the process of watching New Girl, it’s loading; I love when Schmidt calls Cece “Cecilia.”) and holy moley! THE HELL WAS THAT!? What a total bloody (pun intended) cliffhanger at the end there! And now to play the waiting game until April. Woooo wee.

Does This Title Get Your Attention? SEXUAL. Okay, How About Now?

Okay, so let me start off by saying today has been a very busy today consisting of me taking off my Tahari blazer and putting it back on at least 10 times. Which probably doesn’t make sense to everyone else, but it totally correlates in my mind. Also, the temperature at work was whacko all day. Anyway, I’d been working on the faculty wall all last week and this week and I finally finished it (and had it printed) and it was so totally gratifying when J1Boss, Syed, and I put it up and the president and director of education both practically peed their pants with excitement. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of the wall to share what it looks like – BUT! – please know that it was a labour of Photoshop love and the administration seems to seriously love it. I can’t even remember the amount of time the DoE called me a genius today. And I got a hug from both of them. It was pretty damn glorious. HIGH FIVE SELF!?

Awesome achievements aside, I was totally and completely just super and beyond happy for a few minutes because HNI came to visit me today for the first time this term! (Our schedules don’t overlap too well ): ) God, I sound like such a little schoolgirl, but I don’t even care. It was so, so, so happy he trekked it up there today. We had a cute little of exchange where I said something like “I haven’t seen you in forever!” and he said he’s been working and I said something like “I missed you a little bit.” and he said “Just a little bit?” and I was like “Okay, a lot.” I internally squealed. Unfortunately my happy bubble was interrupted by one of my classmates who was looking for a book that we didn’t have and then she lingered and kept talking and he left 10 minutes later. I swear if she’d have gone away we would’ve had a much longer conversation. *Sigh*

I still wonder whether he reads this blog. I’ve been trying to come up with sneaky ways of finding out, but I don’t have anything good yet. Maybe I should stop being a pussy and just ask straight out. MAYBE I WILL.

Anyway, so apparently it’s supposed to snow HARDCORE here tonight and I’m really, really hoping that we might have a snow day tomorrow. That would be so fucking glorious I might even celebrate by getting chinese. And then I’ll spend the day watching motherfucking Felicity and trying to push myself to do homework. Like I should’ve been doing for the past 3 hours. But instead I took pictures of myself and edited them and ate Sunchips like a piggy. Here is one result, that my best friend Maria calls ‘lobster chest.’ But I still love her.

I really love the way my eyes turned out.