December 26, 2010

I woke up in a car, traced away the fog so I could see the Mississippi on her knees.

That's literally what I feel like. It's as though I went I went to sleep on October 31st and woke up on December 23rd. A lot has happened in between then and now (obvs...) but here are the highlights:

My parents spoiled me for Channukah and got me three (yes 3!) new purses, fleece lined leggings (amazing), clothes, books and a lovely, comfy new Tigers hoodie. Basically, a bunch of awesome stuff.

Helped Hannah put up her Christmas Tree, which was taken down approximately one week later because her kitties terrorized it.

The Metrodome in Minnesota collapsed, leading to the Giants v. Vikings Monday Night Football game being played at Ford Field. They gave out free tickets at 9am the morning of the game, but I didn't get a chance to get down there because of work.

Luckily, my boss, Jaison, is amazing and let me use his stub from the Sunday Lions v. Packers game (which they won!) so I was able to go.

I tried to find someone to go with me and after calling/texting/begging about 15 people, I finally found someone. Clark and I ended up sat 12 rows behind the Vikings end zone.

The game was pretty routine, except that it broke Brett Favre's streak of games started at 321. By the end of the game we moved down to row 4.

It was pretty fun-made for a long night, but definitely worth it.

Spent the night helping my mom in Jackson at one of her trainings and ended up driving through the Holiday Light Show at the Jackson County Fairgrounds.

Recieved quite possibly the best cookbook ever from Kim, my friend at work. With the inscription "Now that you're all adult and shit, get cookin'!" Love it.

Made a "Pimp Cup" for Randy, our sales guy at work.

Attempted to make a fondant covered, two tiered cake with my mother...

"Attempt" being the key word.

Also, even though this happened before Thanksgiving, it's definitely worth mentioning. I met up with John and Scott, who are friends from high school (which was the first time I'd seen anyone since graduation) and headed down to Detroit to eat at Slow's BBQ. Oh. My. Lord. So good! I had a pulled pork sandwich and mac & cheese. It was delicious and I was so stuffed by the time I left! And now, they are one of my customers at work, so hopefully I'll be able to eat there more often hehe
After we went there, we drove around the city for a bit, before ending up at this really cool art deco, jazz bar called Cliff Bells. It was so cool-a really great vibe, beautiful architecture and art, and when we were on our way out the jazz band started playing. It was a pretty perfect end to the night actually :-)

All in all, it's been a pretty busy month, on top of finishing the semester and taking my finals (I ended up with an A and a B-whoo hoo!) and spending $900 on my car for new tires (planned) and a new catalytic converter (unplanned). We also had a record year at work and were pretty much way over our planned sales every week, which is great but tiring! But everything worked out and Holidaze 2010 are officially over! I'm basking in the post-Christmas lull, before we get busy again for Valentine's Day. There's no rest for in the bakery world.

We also had our first major snow/ice storm which put the entire state of Michigan out of commission for about 5 days. The roads were so slippery, my Jeep kept sliding around on the *surface streets*! I was too scared to even attempt to get on the high way. It looked really pretty though, but unfortunately, as soon as I have to shovel/scrape my car and thought of it being the tiniest bit pretty flies right out the window!

Christmas involved my uncle coming in from Chicago (to find a place because he's moving back!) dinner at my aunts with my grandmother Christmas eve (where I scored a few more vintage purses, including another Louis Vitton yippee!) brunch with at my grandfathers and then my mom's twin brother and his family coming in tonight. A lot of family stuff for sure, but on the up side I did find my Hanson Christmas cd, so all is well :-)

December 1, 2010

It's a wonderful life that I find myself living.

I have a few things to mention but first things first...


Thanksgiving this year was pretty darn good actually. My Grandfather and his wife were in San Francisco visting her children and my grandmother decided she didn't want to celebrate, so we just did our own things at the house. My parents, little brother and I, along with my friend Rebecca who is going to school in Ann Arbor. She is from California and couldn't go home for the holiday and my mom was more than happy to have her over. Our neighbors ended up coming over for desert so, all in all, a low key, drama free holiday.

My mom made a *ton* of food. She brine-d a turkey, made green bean casserole (not the regular mushroom soup kind either, which I'm not a fan of. This one was actually really good!), Meme's sweet potatoes (my grandmothers recipe-actually more like desert than a side dish. So effing good), mashed potatoes and sausage stuffing. For dessert, we had pumpkin pie mousse with homemade whip cream and ginger snap cookies. We got most of the recipes from I wish I would have taken a picture of the spread-there was so much and it all looked so good! My mom is such a great cook-I can only hope to one day be able to cook food like her :-)

After eating all that food, I could *literally* barely move. Luckily, most some of my stuff is still at their place hehe Me and my mom got up at the leisurely hour of 8 am and were out the door by 9 to do some Black Friday shopping. My mom usually hates shopping, so I was super surprised when she suggested we venture out, but I am rarely one to turn down shopping, especially on someone else's dime! I ended up getting a new pair of black "boots with the fur" and we picked up the rest of Channukah presents, which are unfortunately still in her possession.

We went to a few shops, and were back by noon to eat some left overs, watch a movie and take a nap. Pretty much an excellent day after Thanksgiving.

Work slowed down a little bit this week, but it will be picking up again sooner rather than later. Luckily it makes the time go by quickly (as if it didn't to begin with lol) I'm finishing up my last 2.5 weeks of the semester, as well. Have to finish up planning and preparing for the next one...ugh.

Today was also our first snow fall, which is amazing considering I can't remember a winter where we didn't have any snow in November. But luckily, December 1st brought some.

This was the view from my office window at 9 o'clock when I got to work this morning.

And then 10 o'clock. By this time, I'm already dreading the drive home, and lamenting the fact that I need new tires and bitching about how much said tires are going to cost me.

But luckily, I live in Michigan and by 11:30, almost everything was gone. Meaning I can put off getting my new tires for at least a few more days :-)

And finally, a belated Happy Blog-iversary to myself!

I can't believe it's been a year already! I started this as a place to write poetry, because I am occasionally a 13 year old emo girl stuck in a 22 year old's body, and after me and my ex started having issues I stopped writing for a while. But I'm really trying to make an effort to blog more often, and I've been really enjoying it.

So here's to another good year of blogging!

November 23, 2010

Would you give it all up to live again?

The Holidaze have officially hit the baking world. We've been crazy busy, which is great. We had a few down years when the economy took a down turn, but it seems like this year, people have really been making up for lost time. Even though we've been so busy, my moments of feeling "stressed" have been few and far between thus far. Sure, I've been mad or frustrated with people, but it wasn't the normal "stressed out, I wanna rip out my hair and scream", which I'm really thankful for.

To keep my self somewhat sane, I've been doing a little shopping. But not the normal "Let's go shopping for holiday gifts for friends and family!" Oh no, it's totally been all about me lol

Let me preface this with I don't usually like flats. I'm short, like *really* short. So when I've been drawn to shoes, it's always 4" or 5" or higher, just so I'm of normal height when I wear them. But now that I work in an office and I can't wear heels, I've really taken to flats. Now, don't get me wrong, I still love me some sky high stilettos, but I've come to the (saddening) realization that I do not live in New York or LA and have fabulous parties to attend on a regular basis. In reality, I live in the Midwest and I often go weeks, if not months, without an occasion to get all dressed up for.

I ended up buy a pair of brown flats this summer so I could wear my sun dresses and not wear my Birkenstocks and boots like I had been all winter and spring. After I got over the initial breaking in period, I found that they were actually pretty comfortable! (For some reason, I've always been ok with my feet hurting if there's 5" heels involved, but flats I never found justifiable lol)

Side note, I've been pretty obsessed with leopard print ever since I saw these:
I die.

So fierce I can't even stand it. But because of that whole "I live in Michigan and don't go anywhere necessitating me spend exhorbanant amount of money on shoes that will still on my shelves more often than not" thing, I couldn't bring myself to spend the $100+ to buy them.

So one night at Target (i.e. my fave store) I stumbled upon these:
How effing cute are those?!?! They are a little uncomfortable to break in, but for these, I will suffer hehe

I also picked up some other stuff including these:

Zebra and sequins? Yes, please.

I'm not sure why, I just find those so cute!

After all this shopping, I really need to buckle down on the spending. Winter is coming fast and I need new tires-sometimes I dislike being responsible lol

November 20, 2010

Lord knows I'm weak and won't somebody get me off of this reef?

It's been a pretty eventful week, to say the least. It started out with a test in my Logic class (which I got an 89% on- Woo Hoo!), moved on to work being crazy busy (the Holidaze have hit, and with a fury!) plus some good stuff, but my hormones were crazy so I was one big ball of nerves (and tears) for most of the beginning on the week. Yay....or not.

Thursday I went to the dentist for the first time in like 3 years. I know, I know, it's bad. I just kept putting it off and since I knew I was going to have to get work done, and I couldn't afford it, I really put it off. But my wonderful mother (and father too, although I'm not sure if he knows it yet) are going to help me pay for my dental work, which includes one filling, one crown and getting three wisdom teeth pulled. I'm getting the filling in two weeks and I'm going to schedule the appointment for the crown for January probably and I have to go see the oral surgeon about my wisdom teeth. Blech.

I was feeling pretty domestic this past week and ended up baking some Butterbeer Cupcakes (yes, from Harry Potter) in honor of the premiere hehe

The turned out pretty well:

They are butter cake (with cream soda and butter flavoring in the batter-yummy!), filled with homemade butterscotch ganache and topped with butterscotch butter cream and a butterscotch ganache drizzle (say that five times fast-whew!) I had a minor melt down, when I couldn't find mixing bowls in my new place and had to rush over to my parents house with all my ingerdients at 9:30 at night. But they turned out pretty darn good! I gave a few to my family to sample, and brought some in for my co-workers and everyone gave the rave reviews-so yay!

And speaking of premiere, you know I was at the midnight show!

They look so old! I can't believe it's almost over :-(

I liked the movie for the most part. The special effects were cool, the action scenes were pretty sweet and the I actually really liked the music too. But, they left out my favorite part of the book (with Kreacher and the locket-that part gets me every time I read it. So sad) and they shortened a lot, I'm sure because the book was so jam packed and even with splitting the book into two movies, there was just too much stuff to show. So, all in all, I liked the movie but the book was definitely better.

I already want to re-read the books again! I just re-read the entire series before this movie came out, so before the next one comes out (in July!!!) I'm going amp it up- re-read all the books *and* re-watch all movies.

Me= huge nerd

November 13, 2010

'Cause only in the movies can you replay every scene until it comes out clean.

I'm usually not too big a fan of movies.

For most of my life, I couldn't sit still long enough to watch a full length movie. I usually got distracted, or started day dreaming, or more often than not, fell asleep. It happened at home, at friends, even in the theater. It was bad. But the past few years, I've gotten over my movie ADD and started to enjoy movies a lot more.

The past few weeks I've seen some really good ones that I thought I'd post about.

First up:
City of God.

I saw this one the night before Halloween at the EMU Student Center Foreign Film Night. Leto convinced a Hannah and I to go see it. It's in Portuguese, with subtitles. It's about drugs and gangs in the slums of Brazil. It was way intense-lots of guns, and drugs, and blood. But really, really good. It could have ended up being a typical "redemption story" (boy grows up poor, experiences drugs/violence/etc, moves past it and becomes successful) but the cinematography was really great, as was the acting, so luckily, that set it apart from other films.

Due Date.
Zach Galifinakis is effing hilarious. I was late seeing the Hangover, but after I saw it I (along with the rest of the country) just fell in love with him. He's so odd, and his humor is kind of out there, but it works for him (probably because that's the roles he keeps getting cast in, but whatever). So him along with Robert Downey Jr, who is definitely having a career revival at the moment, were a pretty good pair. It was your average "cross country buddy movie" but I swear I didn't stop laughing the entire time.

Last but not least:

My mother and brother convinced me to see this. I wasn't that into it when I saw the previews. Action and action/comedy just usually isn't my genre. But mom was paying so I couldn't really say no :-) Luckily, I ended up liking it. It wasn't anything too spectacular-the action was exciting enough, the comedy was funny for the most part. Morgan Freeman pretty played his usual "wise old black man" and Bruce Willis did his best "action hero." John Malkovich was decidedly creepy, which isn't anything new but he was a close second to the best part of the movie. Miss Helen Mirren. I just love her-she's just so fierce. And pretty. And funny.

Oh, Mary Louise Parker was in the movie too. But I can't look at her without thinking of Nancy Botwin and Weeds. Blah.

At the moment, I'm having a study party and am almost all studied out. I mean, there's more to study, of course, I just don't know if I can do it! haha Hence, the procrastinating by writing this :-)

November 9, 2010

And I'd like to say, "I'm sorry", but we lived to tell about it .

I know I'm a little late, but I wanted to post a picture of my Halloween "costume". Halloween this year was pretty low key. The only parties that were going on, were on Sunday and since I had to work both Sunday and Monday, I wasn't really that interested. But, I did promise my co-worker I'd do my hair for work so....
I present "Walk of Shame Snooki" haha

I had a dress and stuff all picked out since I thought I was going to a party, but when I didn't I ended up just doing up the poof, throwing on a men's button down, and my Uggs (hence, the "walk of shame" designation). Surprisingly, I got a lot of compliments about my hair, which was kind of weird lol

This past Friday, my mom and I took a baking class at work where we got to make these:

We learned how to make fondant, then roll it out, cover the cake, dye it and make decorations and we left with a nice little 6 inch cake. I knew if I took the cake home to my house, it would go to waste, so I brought it with me to some friends who were more than happy to eat it. I still have about half of it left to eat, along with 3 lbs of fondant to use...oh my lol

Work is pretty crazy right now. It seems like as soon as Nov. 1 rolls around, everything goes insane. I've already had a mini meltdown so hopefully I got it out of the way and the rest of the holiday season will be smooth sailing. I can hope, right?

October 28, 2010

I give myself to you from the essence of my being and I sing to my god, songs of love and healing.

I have officially given up on online shopping. I bought a super cute camel pea coat that ended up not fitting and being entirely too thin to hold up to a Michigan Winter, so I unfortunately, had to send it back. It may be the third largest disappointment of my life, right behind the
house on Huron River Dr. and the Michael Kors purse fiasco.

The only good thing to come out of the disappointment was that my mother took me coat shopping and ended up finding a pretty cute jacket.

I'm usually not a fan of Guess but this coat was just adorable. I'm still searching for a camel trench/pea coat, but this will be a nice addition to my (ever growing) outerwear collection.

I also got a new pair of ear muffs which I am wearing as we speak (type? who knows?). Dork, I know.

All in all, a pretty good night-cupcakes, shopping, and dinner with my mom (in that order, by the way haha) and then watching Game 1 of the World Series with my dad. He actually asked my mom if I were coming over to watch the game with him...because he wanted me there...Who'da thunk it?

In not so happy news, I had to say good bye to two of my work friends this week :-(

Me and Christie at Patti's Birthday Party
(I unfortunately don't have any pictures of me and Emily together-sad)

Christie is off to Pennsylvania with her (now) husband and Emily moved out to Denver. It's so weird to go to work and not see them-I miss them both already!

Also, Pandora just played Vanessa Williams on "Lil' Wayne Radio". I think that's my cue to get up and change it haha

October 23, 2010

Glory days, well they'll pass you by. Glory days, in the wink of a young girl's eye.

Nothing of note is really going on, but I've taken a few pictures that I wanted to share. So pretty much, these are just things that make me smile :-)

First, is my hometown. A lot of people rag on Ypsilanti, where I grew up, but I love it and unless for some reason my parents move to the other side of the country, I don't see myself leaving anytime soon. It's got just the right mix of small town and big city. Case in point, when I was driving home the other day I passed by this:

Outside the computer repair store, there was a piano that had a sign saying "PLAY ME!". And sure enough, an old man sat down and started playing "God Bless America". I turned down my music and listened for a minute. I just thought it was really sweet.

Right next door to my hometown is Ann Arbor, and unfortunately, people often compare Ypsi and Ann Arbor, and try to shed a not so nice light on Ypsi, which I hate! And while I usually resent Ann Arbor for making us look bad, it does have some pretty cool stuff, like this:

It's a fairy door. Probably can't tell from the picture, but it's about 6 inches tall and there's lots of glitter and sparkles all around it. It's on the side of an art gallery downtown. There are tons of them all over and they've been there for years, but I've never actually seen one. I found this one when I was walking to the concert with my Dad and I saw all the glitter on the ground and before I realized what it was I asked if there was a drag parade that I missed. Haha.

Next, is my brother because he doesn't get mad when I send him random pictures in Target.


Lastly, is my nail polish. I'm loving all the new fall colors, and was really drawn to this gold that I found.

It's ULTA Lotsa Luxe and then I found gold glitter made my E.L.F at Target (It's called Golden Goddess) for $1, so you know I couldn't say no hehe I look like I have a disco ball on my fingers, but I kind of love it!

October 19, 2010

Cruel to be kind means that I love you.

First and foremost, it's October 19th. Meaning October is more than halfway over. Meaning November is almost here. Meaning New Years is almost here. Yeesh.

Last week, for my Dad's birthday, he took us to the Ark to see Nick Lowe.

A totally different vibe than the other shows I saw this month. I'm an most definitely my fathers daughter- A rap show, a punk show and a folk show all within a two week span. It was pretty fun-me and my mom went shopping beforehand down in Kerrytown and my dad met up with us for dinner before the show.
(Obligatory cell phone picture. Nick Lowe and his opening act Garent Watkins)

At the Ark, there are some obstructed views from posts and stuff. We sat down behind one at first and were debating about whether or not to move, when we noticed that, sitting in front of us, was Brandon Wiard, who I was basically in love with when I was younger. He used to play shows at a local record store and I would go watch him with my dad and just kind of stare creepily at him haha We ended up moving but it was the closest I had ever been to him, and I was so effing excited, even all these years later! lol

But, one of the best parts of the nights though was getting to wear my new shoes.

This picture doesn't really do them justice-Nude, patent leather pumps. Kinda plain, but oh so fierce.

They are a little too big, so when I was walking with my dad I told him that one of my feet must be bigger than the other because one foot kept slipping out, but the other didn't. He gave me a weird look and said "Well, some women have one breast that's larger than the other." To which I answered "I have that problem too, but right now we're talking about my feet." Probably one of the funniest conversations I've ever had with my dad. When he told my mom what I said, she just cracked up.

Yeah, we're weird. No big deal.

Besides me loving those shoes, I love their price tag even more.

Umm...$7.56? Yes, please.

Besides all that, life is pretty uneventful, which is fine by me. My grandmother moved in to my parents house this weekend, so that's definitely adding some stress and excitement, but it's only temporary.

The semester is about halfway done, and now it's time to start thinking about next semester. Like I said before, Yeesh!

October 8, 2010

Catch it on prime time, story at nine. The whole world is going insane.

Last night I headed out to Pontiac with Rebecca to check out these guys at Clutch Cargos.

Bad Religion
(Following my undying love for bassists, the one on the far left...yummy. Even though he's def a silver fox now lol)

It was the first night of their new tour and wow.... I'm pretty much deaf, my body hurts and I couldn't sleep last night because 4 hours later, I still had massive amounts of adrenaline coursing through my body, which a) explains why I'm up at 7:30 on my day off and b) doesn't bode well for the meeting I have to go to at 10am.

But it was totally worth it.

Off With Their Heads opened up for them, who I hadn't heard before, but ended up really liking. We got there early enough to get a place in the front on the bar. It was definitely one of those shows where you were either front row or back row-anywhere else and you were in the pit. And, at the ripe old age of 22, I'm too old for the pit. I ended up standing next to this kid who was super cute, but more on that later :-)

Bouncing Souls played next.
(Again, the bassist, in the hat with all the tattoos. I die.)

I used to listen to the Bouncing Souls way back when, so it was pretty cool to see then live. To be honest, I was really surprised I didn't see anyone from my past at the show. My old friends and I used to listen to these bands and this was the only date in Michigan, so I thought for sure I'd see someone.

The poor lead singer had a broken toe-poor guy. You could tell something was up because the rest of the band was jumping around and he wasn't :-( But he jumped/hobbled off stage during the last song and shook everyone in the front rows had (ie ME!!!!) Mad props for that one though.

(Bouncing Souls singer-crappy pic from my camera phone)

At this point, cute kid next to me (who will now be referred to as James) and I have been talking throughout the show, he asked me to add him on Facebook, etc. I told him he had to come say good bye to me before he left if we got separated in the crowd haha I'm a dork.

So Bad Religion came on next. They just wrapped up their 30th Anniversary tour, and like I said, this was the first night of their "Dissent of Man" Tour. The energy was crazy. My chest and arms are bruised just from being pushed up against the bar. They played a pretty long set, which was pretty sweet plus they played my fave so yay! Plus Greg, the lead singer, looked right at me and sang the chorus to it (The perks of being in front! :-)

(Greg from Bad Religion plus two of the bouncers-Again, crappy camera phone pic)

Every 30 seconds the bouncers were on top of me trying to grab a crowd surfer, which was kinda distracting, but they did a good job because I only got kicked in the face a few times lol James got hurt and had to be like lifted out of the crowd :-( And some total creeper came and stood next to me. He kept staring at me and breathing all gross. Plus he kept trying to talk to me...ew! Me and my friend on the other side ended up switching places and he *still* kept staring at me. Creep.

After the show, James hobbled up with his dislocated rib to say goodbye and give me his phone number, even though he lives 5 hours away, it was still a cute gesture. Also, I may or may not have invited him over last night hehe He didn't come obviously, but he said he'll make a trip down sometime soon or I could come up there. Not sure if it'll happen but sweet none the less. He gave me a kiss on the cheek and walked away.

But...he ended up parking right next to us haha My friend went to go bum a cigarette from someone and he walked me to the car and in the sweetest way possible, pushed me against the car and kissed me. I felt like I was 16 lol But it was fun...and he was sooo cute. I'll probably never see him again, but he definitely made the show more memorable. So James from Petoskey, if you ever read this-Thanks :-)

I was debating about going, but I'm so glad I went. Sometimes I miss my days of being a dirty punk rock kid, but I'm finding I thoroughly enjoy being a punk rock kid at heart, and not having to add the word (or be) "dirty".


This was a picture taken at the show. I'm in the middle, Rebecca on the right and James from Petoskey on the left. He's cute right? haha

October 3, 2010

'Til then I call-They sky might fall, but I'm not worried at all.

Last night I got the opportunity to see this man in concert.

Mr. Solo Dolo AKA Kid Cudi

Occasionally, Ypsi gets some big stars to come play, so last night he was at the Convocation Center at EMU. I ended up getting free tickets (and then almost not getting them, but then getting them again...phew). I don't think I blogged about going to see him because I didn't want to jinx it, but luckily everything worked out and me and Rebecca were able to see him :-)

Ro Spit and Paradime opened up for him. I was feeling Ro Spit, but Paradime, not so much. I mean, he wrote an ode to Guinness-Kind of reminded me of a low rent ODB. But I can't hate too much, considering he's from Detroit.

Then Chip Tha Ripper came out and I'd heard him before so that was pretty sweet. I liked him a lot-Anyone who has a song called "Plural" about girls and weed is thumbs up in my book. "Two goin' at once-I like my girls like I like my blunts". Hilarious.

Cudi put on a pretty short set, unfortunately, and there wasn't an encore, which was weird. I don't think I've ever been to a concert where there wasn't an encore, so that kind of sucked.

I felt old-all the kids were like 15. How do I feel old at 22? That's totally not fair!

September 30, 2010

I heard somebody yell, "Savage, where the chorus at?"

This week has been pretty hectic. My boss was working nights, and since there's only four people in my department (including him), not having him around really puts a strain on the rest of us. But luckily, he's back this week. Although it's not going to slow down too much-The holidays are almost here in the bakery world, so it's only going to keep getting busier. Jan. 1st can't come soon enough :-)

Besides that my friend Chad is leaving for the Army tomorrow. I took him out to dinner on Tuesday and was really proud I kept myself together...untill he hugged me good bye. I couldn't help it-I just lost it. He's been one of my closest friends-the kind of friend who no matter if we talk every day or go two months without seeing each other, he's still one of the people closest to my heart.

My Chad-showcasing his undying love for Zombies last Halloween.

He'll be gone for 4-6 weeks at basic, then back for two weeks for Christmas and then gone for 7-9 months. Lord knows, I'll be sending lots and lots of prayers his way :-)

Besides, all that life is good-uneventful, but good. Hopefully this weekend, I'll be going to a concert, and another one next week, so at least I'll get some fun in before the holidays really start to kick my butt haha

September 20, 2010

So I can call just to tell them I'm fine and to show, I've overcome the blow

All of a sudden, it's a month since I last posted. Whew-busy, busy, busy.

Between school and work, I feel like time is moving at hyper speed. But it's all good stuff, so I can't complain too much.

Let's see besides that, I went to my first Lions game so that was pretty fun :-) My boss gave me a pair of his season tickets for the last exhibition game, which they won! Yay! It was the same night as the Eminem/Jay-Z concert in Detroit, so when my friend Leto and I were leaving the game we stopped and watched Jay-Z perform "Empire State of Mind" through the gates.

Me cheesin' on the way to the game in my new Lions Tee-shirt haha

Let's see what else...been on two dates... The first one wasn't too bad. He was nice, like really nice, too nice. That's just not my style, unfortunately.

The second one was a DIS-AS-TER! He was so unbelievably rude, I was literally in shock. He went on a tirade about how the city of Detroit should be demolished and after that I was so angry I couldn't even look at him! He asked me if I was nervous because I wasn't making I contact, and it took all I had not to tell him I wasn't looking at him because I was disgusted and wanted to leave! Plus, he mentioned sex or some form of it about five times, which in my opinion, is totally inappropriate for a first date. And he wore a hoodie. A hoodie to a first date! I mean, put some effort in please! When I got in my car to leave, I burst out laughing. I couldn't even be angry, all I could do was laugh :-)

October is going to be crazy busy. Besides school and work and getting ready for the holidays at work, there's a few concerts I'm planning on going to and might be planning a trip to DC the last weekend in October for John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity. So hopefully all that works out :-)

August 24, 2010

Now, in history only seventeen have thrown a perfect game. A most exclusive club and a most exhalted fame.

If we add Harvey Haddix, we should totally add Armando Gallaraga. Ha :-)

Went and saw the Tigers kick some "Royal" ass last night (get it? Kansas City? Royals? Lame, I know, but humor me!) 12-3, with a 7 run 6th inning. Plus we were 6 rows from the field. So cool! I never realize how big the players are, until I see them that close up.

And, let me tell you, Miguel Cabrera looks every part of his 6'4", 240 lbs. He's a big boy.

Dad got a pair of tickets from an old co worker so we got to get in early to see some batting practice because he's a season ticket holder. Dad let me use his glove, which I kindly pointed out to him, I didn't know *how* to use. I was a soccer and tennis girl, never softball. So he wore the glove for BP and I wore it during the game, during which nothing came to us. But...

We were standing in right field waiting for some lefties to come up and hit something out our way. It was just us and one other guy in that area and we had like 5 minutes before the a gates open and everyone else came in. The guy standing by us suggested we trade off, so if he got 2 balls, he'd give us one, if we got 2 we'd give him one, etc.

And sure enough 30 seconds later, a ball came right at us. We didn't catch it, but the guy grabbed it and threw it to me. A few seconds later another one came to us and we gave it to him.

Right then, the gates opened and everyone else was let in.

So we left and got our hot dogs and waited for the game to start :-)
My first MLB baseball-Tigers vs. KC Royals 8/23/10

(Through process of elimination, we decided it was Alex that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!)

August 15, 2010

Everybody hit the ground. I think I might have missed my calling.

It's been a few weeks...A lot has gone on that I wanted to write about (like spending a whole day shopping with my mom and not arguing or going to see the Tigers *lose again* with my brother) but I never got around to writing about it all. Always wanted to but I guess I get sidetracked too easily :-)

I've been on a few dates-neither of them really worked out. I'm not too worried about it, I suppose. I'm starting to miss the "idea" of a boyfriend, more than I am my ex so I think that's a good sign. Although there's still days, which sucks more than I imagined, but for whatever reason I'm supposed to be feeling these feelings and all I can do is walk through them. Thank God I have friends to carry me and help me because I'm pretty sure I couldn't do it without them. I spent pretty much the whole drive out to my friend E$'s house crying my eyes out, but as soon as I get there, of course she put a smile on my face and it completely changed my day.

The apartment/house is coming along nicely. Everything I bought looks a-dor-able together! I'm making the lampshade tonight/tomorrow and I'm so excited to see what it looks like all finished! Aside from all the small stuff to go in the room, I bought a mattress. I'm officially an adult now! No one else seems to think it was that big of a deal, but I seriously had a panic attack haha

Good news-Dad got a job! Yay!

Bad news-I have a muscle spasm in my neck, which my dad seems to think is caused by stress. No bueno.

I suppose that's all. It's going to be a busy week or two. Moving, painting, need to figure stuff out with school (I'm a horrible procrastinator!). Semester hasn't even started and I'm already ready for it to be done :-)

July 31, 2010

Put down your sword and crown. Come lay with me on the ground.

First things first-I found a place to live! Yay! My aunt happened to know someone looking for a roommate, so I went and checked it out. I really wasn't planning on anything coming from it because I was pretty adamant about getting a one bed room and being on my own. But the place was just so cute and the girl was so sweet, I fell in love. It's a little 3 bedroom ranch over on the east side of town-fenced in yard, garage, cute little kitchen and basement. It's really adorable. Plus, she's letting me paint which is pretty awesome. So I'm moving middle of August, luckily most of my stuff is still in boxes :-P

I want to have an "adult" bedroom. No more of this college-dorm room-nothing matches BS. I have a comforter set that I really like-it's kind of Indian themed with a henna pattern in like burnt orange and gold-ish colors so I think I'm going to get some shade of yellow to put on the wall. I got some shelves and a H-U-G-E mirror that are all in a really deep that's what I'm going with. Hopefully it'll all come together!

I went on a little shopping spree last week-oops! But how could I not when Old Navy was having a crazy sale on jeans! I got three pairs for $7.50 each, plus a white trench coat for $12! Amazing!

Then, silly me went to DSW. And told myself I wasn't going to buy anything. Cause that's totally possible, right?
Apparently not.
They look kind of plain in the person they look a lot taller. I think they are like 5.5 inches...maybe even 6. But they only cost me $12. The little yellow stickers at DSW are my best friends.

Then on the way out the door, I see these.

With another pretty little yellow sticker, meaning these cost a whooping $9.

I swoop them up, and literally run out of the door before I can buy more shoes.

Unfortunately, that only lasted about 24 hours, until I went back and bought them in brown too :-)

I did buy some stuff for my new place, which I am rationalizing as "investments". New shoe organizer, some shelves, etc. But I'm really loving the wall decals I grabbed from Jo-Ann Fabrics.

This is one of them (Not exactly, but same basic idea).
The kit I got came with the chandelier and some butterflies to put around it, which are cute, but wouldn't really go with everything else in the room. So I bought some cute little birds with a metallic damask print, which is my absolute fave. I'm pretty stoked to put it all together!

Also, I made a little pit stop a little shop we have around here.

You've never heard of it, have you?
Nah, didn't think so :-)

Every time I go in there I see all these super cool light fixtures and I always want them but never get them. Well, I found one in the As-is section (i.e. clearance) and had to buy it.
It looks kinda weird here, but it's a wreath basically, with little LED lights. And the one I bought is black. I can't wait to put it over my bed.

They also had these super long (I'm talking like 8 ft.) mirrors in there. 2 for $10. I didn't get them but I'm seriously kicking myself about it. Me and my mom are supposed to go shopping this week, so hopefully they are still there. I don't really know what I'd do with them...but I want them haha

My dad has a second interview this week so *cross your fingers*. Other than that, I'm dreading going back to school. Tomorrow is August 1st... Um WHAT! Where did my summer go?!?

July 18, 2010

Now does anyone know the name Gabriel Prosser? My conscience says he's the one that history missed.

Went on a first date earlier this week. Blah-I dislike first dates, especially ones like this. He seemed really sweet and nice and I was even over looking the fact that he was young (not young exactly, but my age, which is young for me). He was late...And not just five minutes late. No, late by like almost 40 minutes late. And we went to Qdoba, which, while delicious, isn't exactly first date material in my book. On top of that, he didn't even offer to pay! I would have actually overlooked all of that, but I wasn't really attracted to him (too short :-/ ), so it was kind of an all around bust. C'est le vie, right?

After we got done, I had some time to kill before meeting up with one my friends so I went to my favorite store, AKA Target. And just what do I find but these beauties...

I needed a new pair of wedges and for $13, I couldn't say no! Plus they are like 4.5 inches, and I love me some (artificial) height.

So then I walk into work the next morning to a nice little surprise on my desk.

What's that you say? You don't see anything special about this plain black shoe box? Well don't they always say "It's what's on the inside that counts?"

Well it's totally true!

GAH! How effing cute are those! A woman I work with brought them in for me because they didn't fit her. So she gave them to me. For free. Um...these shoes cost $400 (I only know that because the price tag is still on them!) I have no idea what I'm going to wear them with, but trust and believe I will find something and it will be FABULOUS!

Been apartment hunting a little bit this week, to no avail. I'm putting a halt on it for a week or so, so that I can settle down and relax and let things happen, instead of me getting all controlling and messing things up.

The concert on Thursday was amazing. Although my ears just stopped ringing yesterday and my body is still a little sore from the pit-I'm getting old ya'll! (Yes, I totally just said that and I'm only 22-kill me now lol) Tim Barry and The Whigs were the opening acts, both of which were pretty sweet. Hoping they come back to town soon-would love to see any/all of them again.

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