Oatmeal.

This term is already shaping out to be grueling and insane, and it’s only week two. Just when everything’s going great, life’s gotta throw a load of shit at you. It’s how we learn and progress and whatever, but goddamnit, this is stressful.

I probably shouldn’t even be typing this post right now, but rather working on the 3-4 page paper about the Great Depression that’s due on Wednesday that I didn’t know about until my teacher reminded us about it. Blah. I have Senioritis, I don’t want do research papers. Like ever again.

On the bright side, I got a new planner today. I’m pretty sure I’m more excited about that than most people should ever be, but it’s cute and small and pre-organized for me until next June! I also picked up Suave Kids detangler spray because lately my hair has been getting too tangly after I shower and I don’t like it. And yes, I use Suave Kids detangler. AND shampoo. That shit smells so good…and it’s cheap and works well. Don’t judge.

Also, I’m pretty excited because I picked up some exciting (in my world) breakfast foods: oatmeal and fancy Kashi & Fiber One cereals. I usually eat bagels or traditional or boring cereal for breakfast, but one of my teachers suggested oatmeal today. So while I was at Meijer I picked up Apples & Cinnamon and Strawberries & Cream. I can’t wait to have some tomorrow morning – I haven’t had oatmeal in a few years.

Bless Your Soul, You Got Your Head in the Clouds

Today has been a mini little rollercoaster of a day. I found out that I might be getting kicked off the family cell phone plan whenever we’re getting new phones this year. I guess I should be saying hello to adulthood or something. Pretty sure I’m gonna be moving to Sprint or Virgin if this happens. I love Verizon, but I’m not paying their ridiculous monthly rates for what I want/need.

Anyway, I don’t remember if I mentioned that the night we came back from New York City, I showered before bed and I fell in the bathtub. If I didn’t, well, it happened. And I have the biggest, ugliest bruise to show for it on my left thigh. It looks like I got violently beaten and it hurts. A lot. But I almost kind of like it in a weird sadistic way. It’s the size of Australia and it’s purple, blue, and maybe a little black? Gross, I know. But also awesome.

You know what else is awesome? Shopping. Today my mom and I went to Somerset cause I wanted to get the Royal Apothic Rollerball Rosewood perfume from Anthropologie. I got it, plus one of the most divine smelling candles ever – Illume Boulangerie Jar in Coconut Macaroon. It was that or the Whipped Cream and Pears. Or Angel Food. They all smelled AMAZING. I might go back and get the Whipped Cream and Pears one eventually. I also I bought mini candles from Bath and Body Works (today was their first day reopening the Somerset branch; renovation) cause they were 2 for $5 and they had some pretty neat scents.

And then I went shopping by myself later in the day cause I wanted to get my free underwear before my coupons expired at Victoria’s Secret. Speaking of which, the amount of underwear I’ve acquired in the past month should be outlawed. Seriously. I’m almost ashamed. Except it’s underwear, and I will forever think you can never have enough. Even when your giant Ikea box overflows…But anyway, I also stopped by Forever 21 and found this atrocious plus size dress that was in clearance for $8 and almost bought it except that I found a different $8 dress that wasn’t atrocious. Score?

And then there’s Meijer. I needed some essentials, but ended up finding other stuff, like Indian dinners! If living with Maria and Dan for a week did anything, it was spiking my interest in Indian food. They eat a lot of Arabic/Indian/that-part-of-the-world cuisine and I liked it. So I bought a few heat-and-eat Indian dinners from Meijer. They’re also conveniently low-pointed on Weight Watchers. Double fuck yeah! AND, Meijer was having 2 for $4.00 on Neuro drinks, so I got 2 more Sleeps. And when I came home, I discovered I had not one but 2 other Sleeps in the cupboard. Eight days of amazing sleep coming up, when I need it.

And finally, for the last time this month, Day 30: List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.
1. Contributions to fashion/art/photography.
2. Speeches.
3. Writing/poetry.
4. Philanthropy.
5. Being a good friend.
6. Weird and strange awesomeness.
7. My phenomenal taste in music.
8. Cooking/baking superpowers.
9. Synesthesia.
10. My hair. Vain? Maybe.

P.S. Title = Rumor Has It – Adele

Every Wasted Day Becomes A Wasted Chance

Today has been quite a little day. It’s the eve of my last final and I’ve been working all day (minus like a few hours of trolling around the internet at work, after I’d done all I could) on my tech pack. I think I’ve finished it and all I need to do is print it and stick that bitch in a binder! Which is a big relief because that means I can focus tomorrow’s 4 or so hours before lunch on adding finishing details to my garments like belts and bows! Fuck yeah!

My room looks like a pig sty right now though. I have like 10 million things on the floor next to my big Ikea bookcase. 75% school related, with some traveling stuff and old magazines. I can’t wait to NOT have all that crap on my floor anymore. I have so much stuff, omg. And speaking of stuff, I stopped by Meijer twice today. The first time was before work because I woke up horribly slothy and sick this morning and I needed meds. And Neuro Bliss. The second time I stopped by to get a thin binder for my tech pack (they did not have any thin ones!) and I also picked up a bunch of travel sized stuff for Philly, including Nivea Creme for $1. I was like WHY DID I NEVER THINK OF NIVEA FOR MOISTURIZER!?

Anyway, I went to Target cause I know they have thin binders and I ended up getting side-tracked (cause it’s Target) and bought 2 super cute Marc Jacobs style bangle watches. I had a moment where I couldn’t decide if I should get just one or both, but I figured that they’re only $16.99 and even together, they’re less than what I usually pay for watches. Plus, they’re so stylish!

This is one of the watches I bought, but in minty-seafoam-green.

After I got home, I barely had time to breathe before one of my friends called me up and asked if I wanted to go to Mongolian and I tried to tell her no because I had homework (and I really did) but she managed to convince me to go. I feel like a super piggy cause I had Chinese twice today. But what an experience that was at dinner with her. She was fucking high off her rocker and I met her boyfriend, who is a total loser and I’m pretty sure is the supplier of her hippie lettuce. I’m also pretty sure she thought she had me fooled about her being high because she wasn’t acting like she usually does when she’s high. But she ate like a wildebeest and kept saying everything tasted like eggs and asking the servers what was in the sushi she was eating. It was ridiculous and I was embarrassed to be in public with her.

On the bright side though, the last 20 minutes at work were pretty much the best 20 minutes of my day. HNI came up to visit and if my eyes deceived me, and I’m pretty sure they did not, it so appeared that he came up for the purpose of talking with me. At least, that’s what I took no carrying bag and a big smile on his face as he walked up to be. And the whole hey let’s chat thing. Ya know? Sigh. I love how easy it is to talk to him about pretty much anything.

Anyway, Day 19: If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
Oh god, this is such a hard question for me all the time because I want to live in multiple locations. Well, I guess it’s not that hard…
I’d love to live in London because it’s FUCKING LONDON, HELLO. BRITISH PEOPLE ALL OVER THE DAMN PLACE. Omg, I would probably just be walking around orgasming at every guy who opened his mouth and said something all British like. Holy shit.
Likewise for Australia. I’d love to live down under. All those Aussies walking around being all Aussie with their ridiculously awesome accents? Again, I’d be like GET IN MY BED NOW you sexy Aussie man with your sexy Aussie accent. Oh yes. Except that Australia has giant spiders and I’m not down for that at all.
I’d also love to live in Italy. I’m pretty sure I could pick up Italian really easily because it’s really similar to Romanian and vice versa. Also, it’s Italy. Hello. It’s gorgeous, there’s amazing food, amazing culture, and so on. It’s like sunshine in my mouth.
I also would like to live in Ireland. I know they’re like deeply religious over there or whatever, so I’d probably be like a total outcast, but I just have this really serene idea of the place in my head. It looks all beautiful and lush and green and quiet and again, full of culture. AND AMAZING ACCENTS. Same with Scotland. Plus Loch Ness and that folklore.
I think that’s about it though. Although, I did like Budapest, Hungary when I was over there…they seemed quite friendly. Probably cause they thought I was American.

P.S. Wondering about title? 

I’m A Shopping Beast

You know that feeling when you’re still technically sleeping but your mind suddenly becomes alert and conscious of the real world? That’s how I woke up this morning. I was chillin’ my bed still sleeping and suddenly my mind was awake and aware of being awake, but my body was still sleeping.

Nonetheless, I got up around 9:30 and spent an hour lulling about my house before I headed out shopping. I initially only had the intention of stopping by Joann’s to pick up stuff for class, Victoria’s Secret, and Meijer, but I ended up going to a lot more.

After Joann’s, I stopped by Payless to check out their selection cause I haven’t been in there in a long time. Nothing really tickled by pickle except for a pair of uncomfortable peep-toe pumps. I didn’t get them. Afterwards, I went to Plato’s Closet because I’ve only been there one other time many years ago and wanted to see what they had. I like the weird smell of the place. I ended up buying a BCBG tank that I returned later in the day, an Old Navy t-shirt, and an H&M big flowy top that I think I’m going to alter because I’m swimming in it and it’s a size medium.

I headed up to the mall after that cause I had to stop by VS to redeem my 2 free underwear cards. Let me tell you guys, I was SO tempted to get 5 more undies and call it day, but I also had 2 $10 off a bra cards and I used one. After that, I went over to PacSun and found out they were having 70% off extra clearance items with a red slash on the tag, so I got 3 tops. And of course, no mall stop is complete without at least a glance into Forever 21. They’re having neon orgasm all over that bitch. I found a really cute floor-length knit with lace overlay dress. The only problem was all the fat people bought the larges and only size small was left. Fortunately, accessories has no weight limit. I ended up buying some of those 90s hair snappy things, 2 different alligator clip flowers, a headband, and some blow clips. Phew.

And then I went to Aldi to get marzipan for my mom. But it doesn’t end there. I also went to Meijer to grab ingredients for this recipe. I forgot about the condensed milk so I make a substitute with dry milk, sugar, and water. Unfortunately, this didn’t help to congeal the pie very well so I had to freeze it for a while. I stuck it back in the fridge and last time I looked, it was kinda melting back. It tastes really good though! Normally this would be the part where I share a picture of my version, but it was dark when it was frozen enough to cut properly so better luck tomorrow hopefully!

And now that I’ve bored you all with the details of my shopping habits, I wish you all a Happy St. Patrick’s Day and I hope you’ve had a drink or two in celebration!

P.S. I nearly forgot to mention I was told a few times today that it looked like I was wearing no shoes because they blended into my stockings. And amusingly enough IMO, all of the people who told me this were workers in the stores and none of them seemed to give a fuck about it. They were amused, not alarmed. Huh.

P.P.S. When I went to return that BCBG tank at Plato’s, there was this guy there that I went to high school with. He is actually the kid of my elementary school lunch mom. Anyway, it was REALLY fucking awkward because I’m pretty sure he knows who I am or at least recognized that we went to the same school, but he made no sign whatsoever of acknowledging that we know each other. I was thinking about this earlier and how interesting and kind of rude it is to completely disregard someone like that when you’ve grown up around them your entire life.

P.P.P.S. There’s a new post over on Vivography. :D

Sriracha Cha Cha!

Update on the Weight Watchers? I think so. I weighed myself (nakedly haha. IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE) this morning before I ate and I am 5 pounds lighter than when I began! It’s so wonderful seeing a number on the scale that you haven’t seen in a while.

Afterwards, I went with my mom to drop my brother and his friend off at this venue they hit up on the weekends, and then we went to Meijer cause she needed to buy ingredients for whatever she’s cooking right now. I ended up buying some food items as well including strawberries and blackberries, Sriracha peas (like Wasabi peas, but not Wasabi) and peach-apple apple sauce as well as strawberry-banana apple sauce. Even though we have like a ton of apple sauce (but it’s plain.)

I think I got something else but I don’t’ remember what it was. I was very happy to find out Smart Dogs are only worth 1 PointsPlus point! Per link, but that’s beside the point. I love Smart Dogs. They’re vegan hotdogs and they taste x1000000000 times better than real dogs. And they don’t upset my stomach because they’re soy! The reason I know this is because I downloaded the Weight Watchers PointsPlus scanner app on my phone (which made it go all wonky and tell me there was no space left on my phone. LIAR) and I went around scanning everything to see how much it was worth. It’s also a calculator of points because if they don’t have it in their system you can type in the fat, carbs, fiber and protein and it’ll tell you the points value. I was a very happy camper.

Anyway, I think I’m gonna go watch Felicity and eat a tangerine or something.