Monday, December 12, 2011

I haven't forgotten about my blog! I signed up for Yelp today and did my first (very short) review of a place called Lemongrass Thai Cafe in Tempe. It was quite good! My review is here. I plan on doing more in the future, especially since I'll be curbing my habit of eating out (hopefully).

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Heaven knows I'm miserable now.

I haven't updated this blog as often as I initially intended to. Shame on me. But I do plan on finishing one of the several draft posts I've saved. Now that I'm working an extra holiday job, I have less time to procrastinate, which means things don't get done. Hopefully I won't have to work on the weekend this weekend (I'm just going to tell them I have plans) since I'm supposed to be picking up shifts when it's convenient and filling in the gaps (even though they railroaded me into working tonight and missing my friend's party). I plan on doing a little shopping and relaxing and finally getting to sleep.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Variety post!

I've had this realization before, but it always takes more than once for me. I need to volunteer more. The benefit of this will be twofold. First, it will bulk up my resume and give me even more references (hopefully). I'm looking to be a part of a long term volunteer effort that goes on year round, or at least annually for more than just a day. Something that I can help plan and then execute would be ideal, so that I'll have references that can attest to my ability to do those things. Secondly, it will give me something to do. As I complained in my last post, life is dull right now. I'm in the "post-college slump" and excitement just doesn't come as easily these days. I actually have to make an effort to make my life interesting, and I dislike effort. However, this is what it's come to. So with an ongoing volunteer assignment, I can have something that keeps my busy instead of laying around on my (chubby) butt all day complaining about my boring life and eating bonbons (I never eat bonbons, but I'm thinking I should get some now to make this post more authentic).

So, I'm beginning my quest to find volunteer opportunities. The internet is irritating because organizations don't always update their websites. I've found a few organizations online that I'm going to apply to, but I need to find more referral sources. I know that I should network with my friends and acquaintances to see if I can dig anything up. Does anyone know of any other ways I can get connected?

In other news, I now have a part time, seasonal job with Macy's! I'm very excited about that. My mother reminded me that she too worked at Macy's, almost 30 years ago. I'm excited about the position because I can pick up hours that are available. From what I understand, I don't have a set schedule, which is good because I can have some flexibility and be free to do other things. It's all part of my "keep busy, get money" plan.

Random sidenote: Why is it that oftentimes when people (especially white people) dress as hippies/disco kings and queens from the 70's, they wear afro wigs? Were there no white people in the 70's? Did no one have straight hair? Why don't I see more fluffy blonde, Farrah Fawcett style wigs? (These are rhetorical questions of course, because other than jewfros, white people wore their hair straight in the 70's from what I can tell.) Anyway, that just gets on my nerves sometimes. When I think of white people in the 70's, I think of the Bee Gees, not fake afro hair.

Very fluffy, but still no fros. Source

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Just like Prince's mother! Damn.

Have you ever woken up one day and realized that you're not happy with the way your life is? That realization has hit me every year for the past 3 years or so. It happened again today, while I was sitting at the kitchen table and eating ginger snaps and realizing that I didn't have anywhere to go or anything to do for the Halloween weekend. I realized that next year, I'll be in my "mid 20's" and what have I got to show for it? Let's review.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

lace denim

Still working on my "what I bought from Savers" post. So in the mean time.... Looks I created on Polyvore. :P I'm new at this so don't ridicule me!

lace denim

lace denim by avannap featuring a lace dress

i'm on a boat!!!


Friday, October 14, 2011

When there is nothing left to burn, you have to set yourself on fire.

For a little while last year, I was going through some emotional issues and one of the side effects was that I lost interest in things that I used to love. Now that I'm recovering from those issues, I've rekindled my love affair with music. Almost every morning, I have to listen to some type of music to get me going (unless I listen to NPR, but even then they usually have cool bump music). My favorite routine is to get up, throw on and jam out while I wash the dishes or do some other mundane but necessary task. And after giving my listening habits some thought, I've realized that there are 4 major things that have shaped my current musical tastes. 

The Quiet Storm- Every night until I was around 10, my mother would leave the radio in my room tuned to 95.7 R&B while I was going to sleep. I have no idea why she did this, but I assume it was so that I wouldn't get scared at night and so that I wouldn't try crawling into her bed. Anyway, in the evenings, the station featured the "quiet storm" format, even though until yesterday I thought it was an actual radio show. As I laid in my bed, the smooth voices of Smokey Robinson, Anita Baker and the like lulled me to sleep and burned their memories into my brain.

Monday, September 19, 2011

This past weekend wasn't exactly riveting. It was actually pretty boring with the exception of my two hour skype conference with Christi and Annie. Finally! But my shining moment was making banana bread. I'll have to make a separate post about that later. So now I'm at work, kinda taking it easy since I had a rough morning. But the banana bread post will be tonight; stay tuned!

Monday, September 12, 2011


I was having a conversation with my boyfriend yesterday about astrological signs. Now, I'm not really one to take those to heart, but they seem to be relevant, at least when it comes to him and I and a few other people I know. I'm a Cancer, the crab. They are said to be emotional, nurturing, and to have a tough outer shell while keeping feelings hidden at times. I would say that all of the above applies to me. I have a feeling that my love of home design is connected to my astrological sign. I know that sounds crazy, but it's similar to how my boyfriend loves to travel and he's a Sagittarius. Who knows, really. According to, my horoscope for today reads:

The watery Pisces Full Moon shimmers in your 9th House of Adventure, luring you to swim beyond your current boundaries. Rather than thinking of reasons why you shouldn't take a risk, make this an exercise in writing your own ticket for a fantastic voyage. Just don't plan too far ahead; even the most amazing journey begins with a few small, careful steps.

Omg, vacay!!! Haha. The thing about horoscopes is that they're so open ended and vague, but this one sounds pretty positive. Whatever life throws at me, I'll be ready.