Thursday, July 17, 2014

My weeds.

I have waay too much to do lately (some of it is actually fun) and I really dislike the number of bugs that attack me when I go outside, so I've let the yard go to hell. One upside of this, aside from the freedom that comes when you just stop caring about something, is the 'pretty' weeds. I'm talking to you, thistle.

This is my new excuse for the state of my landscaping... It's for Art!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

A little slice of last week.

Last week was a bit crazy, and I've already got my nervous breakdown penciled in for this week (being short-staffed and actually caring about things like customer wait times make your eyes twitchy, trust me). Just to keep things interesting for us last week, the air conditioner decided to break on the first 90 degree day...just like it did to us last year. It's really kind of a dick. When we came in on Wednesday morning, it was already 85 degrees (and only about 70 outside. FUN).  In an attempt to keep a bit of sanity going, I decided to record some of the gems of the morning.

"Do you have the heat on?"'s 85, at 9 AM 

"Is your air conditioner broke?"....again, 85, yup 

"Oooooh! It's warm!"..... grrrrrrrr 

Luckily they fixed it pretty quickly, but really people. I know I'm rather tiny and very pale, but that does not mean I'm so anemic and frail that I need to have a sauna going to keep me alive.

The thing that always keep me alive, as always, is music. And last week I got to see the Arctic Monkeys at Stage AE. I felt sick from working in the sauna and didn't really feel like going, but I'm really glad I forced myself. They are fantastic live. If you watch Orphan Black, the lead singer is what I imagine Felix would be like if he were a singer rather than an artist. Which is to say mesmerizing and full of sass and swagger.

Coming up this Saturday is the WYEP music festival, so I'm looking forward to some fantastic free music at the end of this hell week. Free music and a giant pitcher of sangria. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I'm still alive!

At least I think I am. This is the last day of my mini vacation, in which I was supposed to be super productive, and get my shit together, and make a couple phone calls... yeah. I also really wanted one day where I could stay in my pajamas all day and not put on makeup or otherwise deal with the outside world, but the cats are out of food, so I have to go to Target at some point today. On the up side, I left the house three times to go to the Arts Festival (and one of those times I got to sing on the main stage, woo!) so that's a positive. And I did bring one of the cabinets upstairs, and it's currently sitting on a tarp waiting for me to strip and paint it. That only took a year...hopefully bringing it upstairs was the hardest part, but we all know that's not true. Yay project procrastination!! Now I'm going to watch Penny Dreadful and try to figure out a way to put off Target till tomorrow, but I already put my face on, so I'm sure I'll leave the house eventually.

Also, the Mika Pandora station is the best thing for post-TFIOS movie depression. Just in case anyone needs help with that.
This is where I'm pretending I spent my vacation. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Happy Spring! I know, it snowed here yesterday, but whatever. The sun is out, and the pollen is trying to kill my face. Sounds like Spring to me! Sunday I got to visit one of my favorite places, Phipps Conservatory, and play with my camera a bit. It was 82 degrees that day... (WTF April?!) I'm still playing with the photos, but here's my favorite so far.

I really wish all of nature didn't try to explode my head, I'd really like to be one of those people who keeps a beautiful garden with all kinds of flowers... maybe colorscape the whole yard... but nope. I should pretty much view spring from inside a bubble, camera lens pointing out, Benadryl on standby. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014


This morning I doubled yoga classes and completed my 30 day Challenge... all 30 classes, done!
I work well with deadlines. Give me one, and that's exactly when I'll finish, no sooner, but I'll get there.
I think this has been an incredibly valuable month for me. I'm still processing a lot of things, and I'm struggling with even more, but I've learned about myself and what I'm capable of, and that's something I need to hold on to. Because I can actually accomplish things, if I put all my energies and focus into them, and I can feel good about meeting goals, even smallish personal ones.

Saturday, March 29, 2014


That's exactly what my head has felt like it's going to do since Monday. I'm pretty sure it's going to drive me over the damn edge.

But I WILL finish Challenge. Two classes in the morning... bring it.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Play Time

Basically all I want to do lately (besides all the damn yoga) is play with my phone. Specifically the camera and editing functions. Which is making me want to go out and play with my big camera, which is making me want to buy new lenses so I can make play time even better. I am addicted to beautiful pictures.

I didn't make these original images, but I took the pictures and played with the editing.

From fabulous Etsy store- solocosmo

Vintage photos from the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market

I'm getting my spring creative itch. Hopefully this year it leads to something productive!