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.