I think I need to buy some gingko supplements or something because holy Jesus wow. I keep getting distracted by the internet and not focusing on what I need to be doing – homework and spandex research. I suppose it doesn’t help that neither of these things is inherently interesting to me.

I do miss the discipline I had in high school though. I’d come home, eat, do my homework, and then go online. Now it’s like I come home, I eat (depending), I go online, I do homework when I feel like it. Sigh. Just five more weeks. Shit.

And tonight might get interesting. *Crosses fingers*

You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful!

Okay so, I’ve finished constructing all 3 of my outfits for my apparel production class  (minus the finishing touches – sashes and such) and I am soooo happy and rather proud. I’m kind of really in love with my red with black lace overlay dress, and the top to my rose overlay skirt looks rather bomb. And I finished the presentation board for fashion design 2. Now I just have to do the tech pack (AP) and muslin garment (FD2). I still might explode.

But overall, today was a very good day. Like I said, finished garments was pretty much the design highlight of the day. And like an hour long discussion with HNI. It was a wonderful way to take a mental break from sewing and have a mutual mental-pickle tickle session. YES, MENTAL-PICKLE TICKLE SESSION, YOU READ THAT RIGHT. Okay seriously though. It was kind of funny cause we were watching some video and both saying how we want/need whatever it was, and he said this is why we get along so well. I was like YES. SAME BRAINWAVES! I wanted to like reach out a brain hand and give a mental high 5. If that makes any sense.

Anyway, Day 13: Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
1. Love/lust/guys. That whole little area of my life really fucks with my brain. If you’ve read enough of my posts, you know this already. In the words of Kanye West, “that shit cray“.
2. Pastas/chocolate. Hellooooo, most delicious foods in the world. I go weak in the hands (roaming!) for that shit.
3. Electronics. No matter what store I’m in, if they have an electronics section, I’m gravitating there. Cameras? SHIT SON, let’s play!
4. I’m kind of shy. Believe it or not – if I’m alone (no friends or otherwise) in a room full of strangers or what have you, I’m not one to be all out and crazy. I think this is more of a weakness when it comes to branched off situations that involve getting stepped all over. I’ve been more active in realizing when that happens to me and putting my foot down and saying fuck you, but I feel like I’ve gone through life letting people take advantage of me and I deeply dislike that. NO YOU CAN’T BORROW MY RULERS WHEN YOU DON’T BRING YOUR SHIT TO CLASS EVERY FUCKING DAY.
5. Indecisiveness. I’m indecisive by nature. I never really noticed it until kid with the face pointed it out when we worked together. It doesn’t really bother me except when it’s something important and I’m like fuuuuck I don’t know what to do – should I go for A or B? And then begins the whole cyclical mindfuck of weighing both sides of the equation. Seriously a GIANT circle of “a or b”? I’m workin’ on it.

P.S. I’m in love with this song. Can someone please sing this to me? I’ll love you forever.

If I Took You Home, It’d Be A Homerun.

Pretzels with honey mustard are the salty snack equivalent of lemon bars. I just spent my remaining 6 points of the day indulging in them and they were SO GOOD. I thought about using them up on half a marzipan bar, but decided pretzels and honey mustard were more what I was craving.

Anyway, so I went to Target to get some foam core board for my fashion design 2 presentation board and spent about an hour in there cause my graduated friend Joe was working and of course I had to stop and talk with him a while. I ended up getting, among other things, this fantastic banana yellow nail polish and those makeup sponge wedges. So, of course I had to try out the nail polish and that awesome ombre technique with the sponges, and I ended up with some pretty sweet looking nails if I do say so myself. The only downside is that Essie’s No Chips Ahead topcoat takes, literally, fucking hours to dry and I’m pretty sure I just messed up like 4 nails by scratching myself a few minutes ago. Unfortunately, I don’t have pictures of my awesome nails (yet!). But I will. I’m proud of them.

Speaking of fashion design 2 class – I’m like 75% done with my board. Thank SWEET baby Jesus. I gotta match my fabrics with Pantone colors and print that shit out along with a title and season and then glue everything down. And then I’ll just have to finish up my target market thing and make one of the garments I designed.  *Sigh* And yet, there is still so much to do. That tech pack for apparel production is gonna be a hefty piece of work…not to mention finishing those garments. My head is going to explode.

That’s it for tonight. I need to go write a poem before I pass out. Last night’s sucked pretty bad cause I was half asleep while writing it.

Oh, wait, Day 12: Describe a typical day in your current life.
I wake up in the AM. I get ready for school/work. I get there. I either go to class and then work, or spend 7 and a half hours working. This consists of sitting in front of a computer most of the time and browsing the internet. Occasionally I put books away and answer questions/help students out with various dilemmas/give advice/proof-read papers, etc. I also check-in periodicals and spend a decent amount of time talking to my bosses/coworkers, as well as HNI when he comes up. Then I come home and eat. And exercise. And do homework if I have any. And I get online and spend probably around 2 hours before bed checking on my various daily websites. And let’s on forget I update this baby every night. And then I either go to bed or read a chapter in a book/write a poem/write in my diary and THEN go to bed. That’s it.

P.S. Wondering about the title? Click me.

Don’t Forget To Set Your Clocks Forward!

Today was actually incredibly productive. I dropped by Fabric Warehouse, Haberman’s and Joann’s and finally bought fabric for my Apparel Production 1 class which cost about $100 total. It was a nice little adventure to get out of the house. Then I came home and made the halfscale skirts for Fashion Design 2 and thought about doing the sketches for AP1, but I got sidetracked and ended up cleaning out my closet, vacuuming (finally!) and putting clothes back into my closet/Ikea boxes. Now my room looks 7x cleaner than before. And there’s room to set stuff down in the cubbies in my bookcases/dressers.

That said and done, I started watching Hello, Dolly! on Netflix but then my mom came in my room and said An Idiot Abroad was on so I was like maaaan, that’s why I started watching Hello, Dolly! Because I knew An Idiot Abroad’s new episode was on at 10, but they were having a recap from last week, so I watched that episode with my mom, then an episode of Ancient Aliens, and finally to new episode of An Idiot Abroad. Which was hilarious, regardless of the fact that it wasn’t a normal episode. Ricky finally had Karl get a prostrate examination and he was hidden camera watching/listening in on the procedure and giggling the whole time. I laughed so hard. I love Ricky Gervais so damn much.

Lastly, I promised a picture of the pumpkin pastry last night, so here it is!