Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Passed Florence ^_^

So I made my goal of 5 miles today. I was estimating that would take me just into Florence, but I passed right through it. ^_^



Yay! That's about it.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

All About Accessories

Any old jackass can throw on a costume, but it's the accessories that make it special. I'm close to finished with that little bit. First, since every butt-kicking anime chick needs a super huge weapon (and a smaller one for backup) here is what I've decided on:



More practically, I need something to hold my ID and keys and such. While we were at Target Aaron noticed a cute little purse shaped like a take-out box! Hehehe. I noticed a trick-or-treat bag with Hello Kitty's face on it. Being the impulsive one that he is, he grabbed both:



Awesome. I did make my 3.5 miles today. And guess what?



I'm at Brak's house! ^_^ Maybe just shy. lol I also caught back up on my cleaning. With all the pre-Halloween hustle and bustle I was set back for a moment, but I'm definitely back on track.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Come Join Me! (big picture alert!)

I finally started working out again. Guess what? Our stationary bike has a setting that shows how many miles you've peddeled. Peddled? No. Pedaled. Weird. Anyway, a while back I read one of S. King's short stories where a guy was using a stationary bike in the basement of his apartment complex and had it facing a stone wall and he painted a mural on the wall so it looked like he was biking through the country. He printed out a map and would mark his progress and daydream about stuff he was passing. There's more but I don't want to ruin it for anybody. Anyway, I thought, what a great idea! I can't very well paint a mural, but I can track my progress. My first destination? Corpus Christi. ^_^ It took me a while, but I found a website where I can actually place markers on a map and it will tell me the distance so I don't have to try and fudge it. Here is my first day's progress:
3 whole miles. About halfway to Brak's house! I'm aiming for 3.5 miles tomorrow. 4 the next day. And so on 'til I get to about 15 or 20 maybe? We'll see. lol I'm probably not going to blog this every day 'til I get there. If I do blog I'll add that little one at the end. Only after mass amounts of progress will I blog this huge bitch here:
BAM! lol There's a little key up in the corner. So this is my fake trip. 280 miles. Wow. I'll fake see you in fake Corpus Christi!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

First Halloween Hair Test

I had a really good idea for how to do my anime hair and I think I may have almost nailed it. Just a few things I think I need some help with. I am going to re-bleach and re-dye my hair before Halloween so it can be it's absolute bluest best. I'm going to have it mostly down with two pigtails popping out from the top. In the pictures I am using clips to accentuate the 'tails, but these will be replaced with big bows or ribbons. How cute?! ^_^ I just don't know what to do with my bangs. . . .


Off to the side?


Or straight down?

I kind of like the straight down. More animeish. Should I trim them? Maybe to just halfway down my eyes or just under my eyebrows? Hrm. Also, for my makeup I was thinking earlier I could use some rhinestone accents. ^_^ That'd be cute, right? Ideas? Anybody?

Can anybody else get the "tell us what you're _____" thing working? I keep getting errors. :-(

Friday, September 18, 2009

Got My Costume!

Yay! ^_^ So we went up to Spirit Store and I tried on both of the ones from my previous post. There is good news and bad news. The hippy top didn't fit. That really sucks, but saves us $20.



The Kimono one fit, but the sash/bow part isn't quite long enough, so I'm going to have to extend it just a bit. That's why it looks kinda ill-fitting in the picture. Aaron pinned it for me so I could take the pictures. I want to pick up some knee-high socks or stockings and perhaps a pair of wickery sandal-heels. I think that would look cute. The make-up didn't quite stand out as much as I wanted, but that's just the first trial. Also . . . hehehehe . . . since I'm doing an anime chick and not a geisha we peeked around a bit for a good weapon and found one at HEB. We've almost got all of the parts for Aaron's costume. And we found some possible dresses for his whore. He's also got a really fantastic idea to go with that, but I'm not gonna give anything away. ^_^ If we can pull it off (I might need your help, though, Sandy!) then it'll be totally worth the secrecy.

Monday, September 14, 2009

I Can't Decide!

Halloween is coming right around the corner. Aaron's doing Jack the Ripper. Got his contacts ordered this morning. Yay! I was pretty set on "anime chick" . . . until we went to Spirit Store and started looking around. I did find a cute outfit for the anime chick that I really like:



How awesome is that? I also saw something else. A super cute hippy top:



I want that too! I might get both if I'm lucky. I would totally wear that top all the time. Although I could wear the geisha outfit too. Hehehehe. *winks* I just don't know. I think part of the problem is spending too much time in the mall with all of the expensive skinny-bitch clothes. I always feel like shit after that. Once we get a little money together I'm going to have to try on that hippy top to see if it even fits. If not then my decision is made for me anyway. I still really like the "anime chick" idea . . . I just don't know exactly where I would go with it. Turning into a lot harder of an idea than it first seemed. *pleh* Course we still don't know what we're going to do. And then there's next year to concider. Next year is our 10 year anniversary. Big milestone. *pleh* Maybe I'll feel better after I get some sleep.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Banana Boats

How about we talk about something other than cleaning for a moment here? Sound good? Good. Two things first, this isn't an eating adventure cuz I've had 'em before. ^_^ I'm just sharing them with you cuz they're good. Second, my chocolate chips melted so the pictures aren't going to look quite like they're supposed to, but you'll get the general idea. Good? Good.
Okay, so as far as I can tell bananas have 51 grams of carbs. Sorry Sandy. Maybe you could split one with someone? lol Anyway, first thing you want to do is get your tools together.



Then you carefully peel just one part of the banana. You want to break the seal in the back so you can open the peel on the inner curve of the banana. Like so:



See? Then you take your knife and slice a wedge out of the banana. Like how Subway used to cut their bread. This way it looks like a canoe. (get it?) Now it gets tricky. Less tricky with the melted chips, actually. You want to cradle the banana in the foil square, fill the canoe with the choco-chips (I used semi-sweet, Aaron likes milk chocolate, but you could use white or caramel or buttersotch or whatever) and reclose the peel flap:



Then wrap up the foil:



Then it's off to the fire! If you're cooking on a bonfire wait until the last of the sticks are smoldering and just throw 'em in. Same with the grill, actually. lol Cooking time depends on how much heat is leftover. I've never tried it in an oven, but I guess it's possible. You just miss out on the fire taste. Basically you want the chips melted and the banana to get soft, but not mushy.



lol



To eat you just carefully open the foil, peel back the peel and dig in with a fork. If you did it right you should be able to get chunks out at a time without too much difficulty. Another alternative is to take an apple, cut off the stem part, core the apple, fill with redhots, replace the top, wrap in foil and cook the same way. So good.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Feels Good Being Clean

Yesterday was downright exhausting. Feels good to sit down after a nice bubbly shower. It's kind of an interesting story (isn't it usually when a person is awake for more than 24 hours? Makes you want to know why?) so let's start at the beginning. Some of you kno this part so feel free to zone out 'til the next paragraph.

Woke up Thursday afternoon like normal. Made dinner, ate dinner. Like normal. Went to leave to check the lot dumpster and pick up Friday's dinner. What's this? There is a note on the windshield. From the landlord. Wants all the leftover furniture and crap from the pod fiasco taken care of and he's determined to find where the water leak is and fix the siding on that side of the house. Okay . . . I told him twice already we don't have a leak. If he doesn't figure it out soon then he's going to want to come in here and that's more than potentially problematic. That would be downright disasterous. One thing at a time, though. Went out and grabbed some screws to take care of the siding, along with dinner and a few other necesities. Spent some time out at the lake to clear ourselves before the day ahead.

So, Friday morning rolls around. I call my dad and fill him in on the situation. He gives me a $ figure for bribe for anyone that can help us. That anyone turns out to be Nathan. I don't think we could have done it without him. At around 8am I drop Aaron off at Nates. A while later they come back with the truck. We start working on filling up the truck and the van. Truck goes to the dump, van waits at Nate's, truck meets van, fill truck, return van return truck and repeat. Four trips to the dump in all. Didn't completely finish 'til around 4pm. But it's done! And it gets better. Before "repeat" I was putting the last of the cardboard in the van and ran into our good neighbor. Figured it might be a good idea to find out what he knows. I was right. Turns out the landlord found out where the leak was. Blame lay with the other neighbors across from us. Had a toilet that wouldn't stop running. You know, quite possibly the easiest thing in the world to fix. I've done it twice myself. So everything got taken care of!

Once the dump trips were done Aaron and I swung by Spirit Store. Figured out why he didn't get so much as a call for that application. They hired out of Austin. Picked up a bottle of latex. Grabbed milk from walmart and finally worked our way back home. For good? For maybe. lol I started work on this blog and then Nate called needing our net and mom wanted to get on so I just scrapped it. Shortly after Aaron and Nate head off to hang out and Elvis and I get some sleep. Ah, but there is one very terrific part of the day that was passed over. At some point during the day (I forget exactly when) the guys swung by this new game/dvd exchange place. Like how Game Stop used to be. They have atari and nintendo. Everything! Aaron splurged a bit on some movies. ^_^ Re-picked up Audition so we don't have to stress about getting that back, Scanner Darkly which we were just talking about, and Aaron grabbed a dvd especially for me. Let me give you a hint:



Sailor Moon! Six episodes from the SuperS season, my favorite season! We're going to be going back regularly. Oh yes, we will. hehehehe. So, Aaron finally comes back, we get a little more sleep, wake up, head out for Saturday's dinner, and then come back and shower off Friday. Feels good being clean. Yesterday was a horrid, sweaty, productive and it's finally over. Even more good news, the stupid construction people left our driveway driveable! *faints* Can you believe it?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Here We Go Again

Still working. Still going. Almost done with today. After this I'm putting the 2nd load in the dryer. I think I'm actually finally running out of clothes to wash. yay! There's still a lot to be done, though. I'm also working my way outside the room here and there. Cleaned the area around my dad's chair and moved the endtable over there. Hehe We went to the lot last night to drop some trash bags in the dumpster and someone had left a grill out there. Like, bbq grill. So we swapped the garbage for the grill. I dunno if he's gotten to look at it in the harsh light of day yet, but it seems alright.

Tomorrow's going to be a super busy day. Y'all wish me luck I can get through it. Especially the part where I have to get out of the driveway and also especially the part where I have to get out to the landlord's new office. *pleh* That'll probably make the zcoil store seem like a cake walk.