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New Years Resolutions [02 Jan 2011|04:03pm]
[ mood | sluggish ]

+ Work on strengthening my body as well as my mind.

+ Change my diet. Eat fruits and vegetables everyday. Reduce eating processed foods dramatically.

+ Exercise. Join a gym, take a yoga class (I know, I talk about doing this all the time and it never happens. THIS year, it WILL!).

+ Minimize internet usage. Put forth more effort to be productive in the realm of reality.

+ keep a physical/personal journal. One of the pen and paper variety.

+ Detox. I've been interested in The Master Cleanse. It will be a challenge, but I think it will prove to be beneficial in the long run, pertaining to strengthening my mind and body.

My exercise, diet and detox plans are not in mind to lose weight, but to improve my entire being. I've always tried to balance the good with the bad in my eating and active lifestyle, but the bad always outweighs the good in the end. The comfort of old, lazy habits are no excuse anymore.

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Don't you know what's goin' on out there? This is no Sunday School picnic. [08 Nov 2010|02:09am]
[ mood | groggy ]

Daylight savings is making me feel extremely sluggish. It's only an hour, but it feels like an eternity. Every year, I hope that with setting the clocks behind, I'll somehow be able to wake up earlier. I'm chronically challenged when it comes to getting up in the morning. Even as late as 11 'o clock, I struggle with. The hour set back seems to help in the beginning, but I always end up falling back to my usual routine. I must break the habit. It's come to the point where I've become annoyed with being a late riser.

Recent happenings: Matt took me to NYC in September. It was all I wanted for my birthday. We went to the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum.

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Early October, Matt and I went pumpkin picking for the first time together! The farm we visited was adorable.

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The farmers market burned a pretty decent sized hole in my pocket. I only purchased 3 things (make that 6, including our pumpkins and batch of apples), but it was well worth it. First pumpkin pie of the season, farm fresh blueberry preserves, and a jar of local raw honey, complete with a chunk of the comb. <3

October festivities are my favorite. Matt and I, along with Chris and Aja, went to Eastern State Penitentiary: Terror Behind the Walls in mid October. It was fabulously done! Things like this should be open all year round.

The day before Halloween was The Asbury Zombie Walk. It was quite an experience. This year, the organizers were attempting to go for The Guinness World's Largest Zombie Walk. I believe they made it, but I'm not 100% sure. The statistics confuse me a tad. One site says they did, another says they didn't, so I suppose I can't believe anything until I see it in the Guinness book... Anyway, the event was unbelievably crowded. It really needed to be organized better. Much of the "walk" was spent standing around waiting to be counted. And as opposed to last year, it was cold. We had fun, regardless.

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Moi and co-workers. <3

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Halloween is my favorite time of year! I was "'80s Workout Fairy". This costume was totally fun to put together. I was going for outrageous/random. I think I've got it? The wings and tutu are hand made.

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Halloweenie comes to an end, and the real scary holidays loom forward. Joy! I count the minutes come the past-tense holiday season, circa: February (Being that I work in retail, gotta think about the period of dreaded returns... Guh).

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Shine, shine. [15 Sep 2010|06:08pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

"When you read this you're tagged. Take a picture of you in your current state, no changing your clothes or quickly putting on makeup. NO PHOTOSHOP. Show your F-List the real you!"

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Awkward faces sum up the real me. I already had on makeup. Does it still count?

Much needed vacation starts today. There's so many things I want to do and explore this week. Def want to hit up NYC. Chinatown calls my name. Maybe AC, though probably not. Yoga class? Paint room? Pierce other nostril? QXT's? I'm not sure I'll be able to do everything I have listed in my head, but going to work hard on trying. Birthday tomorrow! I don't feel my age, at all. I honestly still feel like I'm 19/20. Is that a good thing? At what point does maturity become mandatory? Must ponder...Ok, that's enough pondering.

Hibachi and Resident Evil Four Afterlife tonight. Oh Milla... <3

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Maybe a little joy. [21 May 2010|12:17am]
[ mood | happy ]

Been a while! I have news to report: Got a promotion at work! You can now call me CSM (Customer Service Manager) Julia. Yup! You need help, take it up with me. :) I didn't want the position at first, but my manager pushed me to go for it. I'm glad he did. This is really excellent for me. Got a nice raise and it's given me a great boost of confidence. It also opens doors to move ahead in the company, or other management positions, if the opportunity should arise. All very cool! ^.^ And the extra money will surely help in taking care of Fluff.

I rewarded myself with a nice goodie. Actually, several goodies, but one "big" one. The saturday before last, I got a nice new camera: The Olympus Pen E-PL1. It's wonderful! So easy to use too. I've been frolicking about, snapping pics of everything! I love it, and its wide angle lense. As for the "little" goodies. On the same day, I scooted over to the Collingwood Flea Market, and found a happy assortment of vintage '80s toys. Just what I was looking for, in fact! <3

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That little roly-poly dog in the front, I'm not sure what decade it's from. But I thought It was adorable, so I snatched it.

Fluffy is good. Still struggles, but he's a trooper. Lately, he's been going poo every week. I've been persistent with olive oil and hairball remedy, and it really seems to be helping. I cut back the Milk of Magnesia because he started losing the fur on his ears. I'm not sure if it's connected, but it seemed to happen after I began giving it to him everyday. Erg... :/

And that sums up everything thus far. I leave you with pics taken with the new cammm!

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More Fluffy stuff. Putting surgery on hold and visit to the vet. [15 Jan 2010|11:23pm]
[ mood | determined ]

Welp, Surgery for Fluff ain't going to happen at this time. It's waaaaay more than I thought it would be, and I don't have nearly enough to fund it. But of course, I can't pay in installments. That would just make life too easy. So, He's going to have to endure a bit longer. He'll be ok (I hope). I worry, and I stress, but he never seems to let it deter him. he eats, drinks, plays and acts pretty normal. Well, I'd say he probably sleeps more than his two brothers, but he doesn't show any signs of discomfort except on the days when he really concentrates on getting the poo out, and they are few and far between... which isn't good... But I'm trying to think positive, and help as best I can. It's all I can do right now. I'm tired of crying over it. That doesn't help.

Speaking of helping him along, He went to the vet today for a sedated enema. So I'm sure he feels fabulous. :)

Gotta save money! I'm considering setting up a Paypal donation thingie, but I'm not sure how that works... Mer...

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*Peeks in* [20 Dec 2009|04:15pm]
[ mood | okay ]

I feel like I've been avoiding my LiveJournal. There hasn't really been much of anything worth writing about. But it's about time I updated. I still check in, it's just that writing here has begun to feel like a chore. However, I just know if I don't write something, anything, I'll regret it. I have a need to keep some kind of journal, because I'm so absent minded, I won't be able to remember in detail whatever it is I needed to remember. I shall try to update more often. However, I have been thinking of switching my blogging to somewhere else. I don't like the direction LiveJournal is going. There's a lot of advertisements and ads now-a-days. It never used to be like this. I got a pop-up for a Best Buy ad the other day and I couldn't close it until the video was finished. Ugh...

Anyway, everything is going ok. Working a bunch, car payments going well, seeing friends more often, socializing more. Always a good thing. Fluffy is still straining. I took him off his meds because they weren't working. Been giving him straight up olive oil in a syringe and hairball paste. Can't really say that it's "working" but it's keeping him lubed which helps. After the chaos of the holidays are over, I think I'm going to take the plunge, and schedule Fluffy to go under the knife. I never wanted to do this, but everything else has failed. Diet changes, medication, special grooming, sedated enemas and continued visits to the vet. I figure it's best to go ahead and do this now, because he's still young, and hopefully, will be able to recover better with that advantage. I'm very scared, but I feel this is the best thing I can do for him. He'll have the chance to feel comfortable, for once in his life.

Christmas this year, I'm not going crazy. Just focusing on gifts for family. I can't really afford anything else, with car payments and Fluffy. Plus, Matt and I are trying really hard to save so we can find our own place together. Hopefully by next summer, we'll be out on our own. This is something I want more than anything. I don't want to be dependent forever. Money is tight, but I'm managing pretty well. :) Once I get Fluffy taken care of, I feel I'll be able to breath easier.

We got some bangin' snow yesterday. I love it. Got snowed in at Matts, but I have no winter clothes here, so I can't really play. *sad face*
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My pretty lavender tree is back!
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Happy Holidays everyone. Fluffy "Claws" says, "Ho-ho-meow! Meeeeerry Chriiiiistmas! ...Meow"
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Quick update, and DECODEN phones! [11 Sep 2009|10:42pm]
[ mood | ditzy ]

Quick updatey. I GOT A NEW CAR! Okay, this is semi old news (I'm sorry LJ, Twitter is the devil), but I'm still super excited! It's a 2009 Honda Civic LX, silver sedan. I bought it mid august, brand.effing.new! It's a dream! I'm financing it for 5 years, but that's quite alright. It scared me at first, but I'm warming up to the idea more and more everyday. The old pink Cav was getting pretty bad. Kept having problems that just weren't worth taking care of. If I come into more money (which I'm doing pretty good at work, and Fluffy is doing much better, although he still has problems), I can pay off a bit more to lower the finance, so that makes it a little less scary. I was going to take pics of the car, but I am such a bubble brain, I always forget. And when I remember, it's raining outside...

So that's that. Yay new car!

On another note, I'm not sure if I updated about this, but back in June, my phone was stolen. I had the Samsung Gravity. It was nice, but kinda lacked a bunch o' things that would have made it the ideal phone. Basically, the only thing that I liked about it was the Qwerty Keyboard. The camera was nice but, meh... I thought this would be a swell excuse to go ahead and get a sweet smart phone... But T-mobile has such a crappy selection. So I dug up my old Nokia 3060, replaced the SIM card, and figured I'd sit and wait for the next gen of T-mobile smart phones. So far, I'm not liking any of the new additions... I thought I'd be interested in that new MyTouch, but I'm not a fan of touch screen (With the exception of the iPhone, which Matt has). Before I had the Gravity, I had the G1 and couldn't stand it. Perhaps the Android smart phones are a no-go for me... I'm probably going to just wait a bit longer to see if the next wave of phones are worth while. In the meantime, these cute, decorative phones have caught my eye. And they're DIY! Cheapyness! Did someone say re-vamp? Oh hells yea!

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My scifi dream [12 Aug 2009|12:05pm]
[ mood | awake ]

I had the strangest dream last night. It was one of those kind that you wish you coulda stayed asleep for.

Anyway, me and somebody else. I'm not sure who. Could have been somebody I know, could have been a stranger (but it was a little boy), were abducted to some strange alien planet. We were being held captive in a cell that was made to look like a room from earth. It was bright white, had a two beds, a table, and a lamp. But the lamp wasn't needed because the room was so bright white, it was luminous. Even though we were abducted, the inhabitants were friendly, or at least, the abductor was. He looked oddly like, Abe from Oddworld:
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but he was pint sized. He treated us as guests and waited on us hand and foot, but he fed us nothing but potato chips and coffee, for that was the only earth food he had. A couple days, or weeks went by, I'm not sure, and our curiosity of why we were here and will we ever be able to go home was growing. He was very polite, and told us it was time to explain why we were here. He smiled and escorted us out of the cell. The interior of the ship, or house we were in, looked kinda like a level from MDK:
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(Notice a pattern here? I've got videogames on the brain for some weird reason). He brought us outside. I thought I'd have to hold my breath because I wasn't sure if there was breathable air outside, but the alien assured me it would be alright. Outside was dark. It was dark everyday, all day, because they didn't have a solar system. The landscape was all pine trees, the ground was white sand and everything was illuminated by floating, colored orbs. The alien brought us over to a desk that had a device on it that looked like a computer. Sat us down and told us to watch. My dream cut to an image of a dark planet, and a huge blob, that looked like rainbow colors stuck in random places, loomed slowly closer, and closer to the planet. Cut back to the alien creature, and he told us that the planet we saw was the planet we were on, and the blob was an entity from Toms River, New Jersey, Earth. It's mass was made up of food and plastic. Because there is so much of it on earth, it mutated into a blob, and left the planet, unbeknownst to the earthlings. It crash landed on the alien planet, and the inhabitants could not find a way to get rid of it. It smelled bad and took up to much space. Us two earthlings were brought to the planet because, the alien assumed we, being that we deal with food and plastic everyday on earth, would have a solution to ward it away. Being that we've never dealt with mutant, food/plastic blobs, we told him we'd do the best we could to help. He smiled, held up his hand, lifted a skinny finger and said he'd be right back. he rushed away and came back holding a colorful blob that looked like a miniature from what we saw moments ago. He was rushing and not paying attention to where his feet were going, tripped and dropped the blob. It splattered onto everything. He began to quickly gather it up. I tried to help but my method wasn't as effective. I got up, and stepped on a piece of the blob. It burned so bad! The alien didn't know what to do! But we tried to pull them off as fast we could. Then I woke up...


I wish I could have slept longer. I wanted to find out what happened!!! I suppose I could use it as a rough draft and write an actual story.. *ponders*

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[04 Aug 2009|02:01am]
So, I took my old computer home, and got it fixed up. My friend reformatted it, and hooked me up with a wireless router. Yay! Not that I really needed internet, but I wanted it. Just so I have something to do at home.

I found a CD case full of old PC games at my moms. I'm particularly excited about the game The Neverhood. Oldschool 95/96 claymation, point and click puzzle game. I tried to run it on my laptop, but it didn't like Vista. Installed in on my old pooter with XP, and it works fabulous!

This is my fave part thus far:


Anywhos, Work has been kickin' my ass latly. Long hours and less in between off days. S'ok tho. I need the money. I neeeed to get my car fixed up, and got Fluffy to worry about. He's still having poopy problems, even with all the meds he's on. I'm beginning to consider surgery, as much as I dread the thought... I think it might the only way he will find relief. But I'm scared for the possible complications, discomfort and a lifetime of uncontrollable bowels. :( Ugh, I don't know what to do. I wish I could take him to get cleaned out every week. I totally would if I could afford it.
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VNV in NYC. Hay, that rhymes! [23 Jul 2009|12:22am]
[ mood | good ]

This passed saturday, some friends and I went to see VNV Nation in NYC. It was a fantastic show. I got all dressed up and did my hair with dread extensions. Fun, fun! It felt like the old days when I frequented club going. Anyway, my friend Chris and I drove up to Jersey City to meet with our friend, Tommy. Driving up to North Jersey always puts me on edge. We ended up getting lost, and I kinda had a mini freak out... But we called Tom, and got back on track in no time. Took the Path train into the City, and walked to the venue. Easy as pie.

Picture time!

Seems every time I go concert going, I get stuck in the back. Oh well...

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Tim Burtons take on Alice in Wonderland. [22 Jun 2009|12:57pm]
[ mood | giddy ]

This was posted in the Tim Burton community and I simply had to share! I literally gasped when when I saw this picture:

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Read the article

I am SUPER excited about this!

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NIN 6/5 [07 Jun 2009|12:50pm]
[ mood | calm ]

Saw Nine Inch Nails this passed friday, in Camden. They def put on a good show, but compared to the last couple times I saw them, ranged on the lower end. I think I was just pissed because nothing went as smoothly as I had hoped. Firstly, I was pretty freaked because we got there super late. Left the house with plenty of time to find the venue, but Matt's GPS screwed us royally. Led us around in one big cirlce. I finally said fuck it, followed my own intuition, and found the place. I was so mad. Got there as NIN was playing, so I'm not even sure how much we missed. Payed 20 dollars parking courtesy of Livenation.com, and took us a half hour to find our goddamn seats. Even the venue security didn't know where to direct us. The whole concert experience was a freakin' nightmare. NIN was good. I really can't complain with the setlist because I heard a lot o' faves. I really wish they'd have played some Ghosts tracks. I SERIOUSLY wish Trent would go on tour and play just that stuff. Or at least, half that stuff. :P They played for about,...urm, an hour and 20 minutes I think? At least that's how much I think we got to see. Good performance, but there was no fancy lighting like previous performances, which is cool, but I gotta admit, it really makes a show fun. I seriously, seriously hope this is NOT(<-lol edit. I can't proof read apparently) their last ever tour. Because if in fact it is, NIN shouldn't have opened for Janes Addiction. No disrespect to JA, but they ain't my cup of tea. So what if they just got back together? If NIN is done, they should have been the headliner.

Ok, I'm done bitching. I shouldn't even be complaining because the tickets were a gift. I'm honestly super happy I got to see NIN again. And if there truly will, and sadly be no more tours, I'm glad I got to see them on the last one.

I got a short video on my phone. It's pretty craptastic, but it's something:

GAH! VIDEO NOT WORKING!!!

(this should work)
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Goodbye to everyone, we're going back in time. [29 May 2009|11:01pm]
[ mood | melancholy ]

Other than my last entry, I haven't really updated in a while, but that was today, so I wont really count that... Twitter has been occupying most of my "blogging" time. I know, I know. I'm such a traitor. But it's been easier to simply update that since I can send updates through my phone. I don't have a handy dandy Smart Phone, so I can't really keep up on here like I can on Twitter... But anyway, I'm trying to stray from the internet for a bit because it simply takes up to much of my damn time.

I feel like I need to write here since it's been a while (not counting the last entry), and the last entry was just a vent of sad things that I kinda want to drown out at the moment.

I've kinda been into trying out alternative foods as of late. As much as I like dairy based foods, I've kinda reduced how much I eat. I've completely stopped drinking straight up milk, lest for having cream in my coffee. I was never really a fan of drinking milk by itself anyway. So, I was at the health food store today, and I was actually looking for Purely Decadent Coconut Milk Ice Cream, but I never found that brand. What I did find however, may be even better:

Coconut Bliss
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Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge. Has anybody ever tried coconut milk ice cream? It seriously tastes like dairy. Has a bit of a coco-nutty taste, but I for one, love coconut, so no complaints here. I'm literally flabbergasted by how good it is. I want to try all the fun flavors! :D

Moving on. Random phone pictures. Ready for the nonsense?

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This is my favorite thing ever. Matt worked on this for hours. Etch-a-Sketches are very tricky and frustrating, but I love how dedicated he was. dawww!

A couple weeks ago, I was out in the backyard playing with Fluffy, and when it was time to head back inside, I tried to slip in quickly because Ebon was at the door, And when he gets out, he tries to run away. So me trying to smoothly sneak inside, I bump my hip on the side of the door so hard, it resulted in this bad ass bruise:
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Does that make me weird that I take pictures of my bruises? It was wicked, and lasted forever. Maybe it's just me, but when I get a massive bruise like that, they always heal from the inside out. That happen to anybody else? It always ends up looking like limes diseased-tick bite at the end.

Caterpillar hangin' out:
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It was a beautiful day. I nearly walked right into the little guy. I thought he was so cute chillin' on his silk thread. ^.^

Latest, But taken early this month:
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I want a new camera, dammit!

I miss my dreads. I ordered some natural colored synthetic hair from Dr Locks so, I'm hoping to make some kick ass natural looking dreads. I know I keep mentioning it, but I REAAAALLY want to get back into clubbing. I know it's silly, but I feel like not having fun hair on my head is holding me back from going. Derr...

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[29 May 2009|07:57pm]
[ mood | worried ]

Fluffy is continuing to have poop problems and I don't think it's going to get any better. He's been to the vet twice this month, and they diagnosed him with megacolon. He's probably going to have to be on medications his entire life, and may even need surgery down the road. He's so young too, it's just not fair. I'm very upset about this. I can't believe this has happened to my baby. I tried so hard to be a good mommy, raised him the best I could, fed him holistic foods, opted for natural litters, made sure he didn't get into any chemicals around the house, and still, he's ended up sick. I've spent so much money on him, and only going to spend more... And I can't bear the thought of putting him down. It may be the cheap way out, but I feel like it's such a horrible thing to be euthanized for. If it were incurable cancer, leukemia, or something that caused massive amounts of pain and suffering, yea then maybe I'd consider it. But constipation? Just seems so, for lack of a better word, lame! what a way to go... But I'm not going to put him down, as long as I can help it. I may need to get a second job tho...

And to top off the poo problems that Fluffy's having, Kuku had an episode last saturday. He couldn't pass one either. Which is so weird because he's never had a problem going. But he was BAD. I had to work that day so I couldn't take him directly to the vet, or else I would have. But he spent the entire day trying to pass a crap, and when I got home that night, He was crying and bleeding and the stool was sticking out of his rectum, but he just couldn't pass it. So I rushed him to the pet hospital. I don't know what I'm going to do if this is a continued problem for him. I'm having trouble affording one cat, let alone two getting cleaned out... Kuku seems to be ok though. For now at least. ugh...

Sorry to write about my kitty craps, but I needed an outlet. I'm kind of at my wits end here. I'm dropping so much money only to find that nothing's working. I wish money wasn't such an issue, but don't we all? Can I ask a small favor of whoever is reading this? send some good healing vibes to my kitties? Please? It's not much, but it helps...

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Late night guacamole adventures. [01 May 2009|03:38pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

Matt is away for his birthday. He left last night to go camping with some old friends at the Delaware Water Gap. I'll bet he's having a blast. I would have liked to go, but it's a !!BOIZ ONLY!! trip. Lame... Oh well. It's all good. I needs some alone time anyway.

Late last night, I was bored. When I'm bored, I like to eat. Eating is a good temporary cure for chronic boredom, right? I had 2 very ripe avocados in the fridge. They were on their last legs. If I hadn't eaten them last night, they'd have gone bad today for sure. I was thinking, what could I whip up real quick that's yummy, but not a sandwich (I usually make avocado sandwiches. They're good, but messy). Guacamole kept popping into my head, but I didn't have all the ingredients. I figured, I have nothing better to do, why not get some fixins'? Guacamole is so much fun to make. The finished product turned out pretty fabulous! I took a couple pictures because, I'm stupidly proud of myself.

Take one:
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I know, it doesn't look very appetizing. I blame it on the crappy camera phone. Well, at least ya get the idea.

Ingredients:

2 Hass avocados.
1 half small red onion.
1 half tomato.
1 mini red pepper (I'm not sure what kind it was. I picked it out of a batch that said "mixed peppers").
Lemon Juice.
Paprika.
Cumin.
Garlic powder.
Ground black pepper.
Dash of salt.

Just enough for one serving.

Chopped, mashed, and sprinkled spices all together (I kinda winged the amount of spices). It turned out fantastic! So simple and yummy. I read that most guac recipes require cilantro, but I opted not to buy it simply because, I know I wouldn't have used the whole thing, and it probably would end up going to waste.

And that's what I did last night.

I shall now distract you with a pink mini Popple on my windowsill.
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April fools, Anniversary, NYC, Super long entry, Pictures! [02 Apr 2009|04:00am]
[ mood | sleepy ]

It's after 12, so technically, yesterday was mine and Matt's 5 year anniversary! April fools, that be us. ;) 5 YEARS BABY! 5 more is 10, yeash! We had a great day. It would have been better if the weather wasn't so shitty, but we made the best of it.

My friend John was able to get us free train tickets since he works for NJ Transit, so that was a big plus for us. We tried to get the train at Long Branch, but the directions Matt got on his iPhone took us to the Monmouth Park station. We were so confused. We were going to stay and try to catch the train there, but I couldn't find a parking spot. It was for the best anyway. I found out that the train doesn't even stop at that station. I guess that would explain why it looked rundown and vacant. :D So we tried to find the Long Branch station in time, but ended up finding it as the train was leaving. I said, "eff this. We're going to Newark" So we got the hell out of Long Branch, and headed for Newark Penn Station. You might be thinking, why the hell not just drive into the city? Well, to be completely honest, the very thought of driving into the city scares the piss out of me. I can not imagine going through New York City, in my car and surviving. I just know I'd get into an accident if I tried... Newark was super easy though. I (semi) know my way around from all those hikes to QXT's. We even passed Q's, and parked down a side street that I, strangely enough, would always park at when the free parking lot was full. Funny, eh? That spot never fails to be open. It's like a cursed spot that nobody dares to risk parking in, except for me. So we parked and walked to the station. It was cold and beginning to drizzle. I kept hoping it would let up. At least stop raining, but my hopes were in vain... We caught the train without any problems and happily made it into the city, free of cost.

We exit Penn Station and walk down 7th. We tried to find a cab, to take us to Saint Marks in the East Village. Finding a cab at that location is hell, so we continue to walk 7th, and I'm trying to spot a free cab to hop into. No luck. Matt says, "Why don't you stick out your hand like everybody else, and hope one of them see's you." So I did, and sure enough, a cab pulled over. BUT, the car wasn't yellow. It was black, and didn't have anything identifying it to be a cab. Like idiots, we got in anyway. We made it to St Marks, but the guy charged us 15 bucks! Last time we came to the city, it wasn't nearly as much. Anyway, we walked through St Marks and all the asian restaurants I wanted to try appeared to be closed. So, we find our way inside this hippish frozen yogurt parlor called, Red Mango. It was amazing! Def the best frozen yogurt I've ever had. The toppings were fresh fruits as opposed to overly sugary, syrupy fruits from most places. Mmmm, I'm craving some right now! We hung out there for a bit before deciding to venture back outside. We walked around, trying to figure out where to eat. At this point, Matt is getting cranky because he's cold, hungry, and unsure which place would be good. So I picked a place that I thought looked interesting. We ended up in Je'bon, a modern looking noodle and sushi joint. Matt got what he usually gets when we have Japanese: 3 servings of various sushi, which is almost always the California, Alaska, and some kind of lobster roll. they didn't have the lobster one, so he got something else. I don't remember what it was, but it was weird. It had mayo in it... I got a dragon roll, with a bowl of noodles, chicken, and veggies in coconut milk broth. It was delicious. After dinner, we were thinking it might be best if we start heading back to Penn Station because, it's simply too cold, wet, and miserable outside. We walked up 3rd ave. Last time we were in the city, we walked this way, and there was a place that had bubble tea. So we're walking, and I'm trying to remember how far up it is, when I start to think it's no longer open. And then, out of the melancholy precipitation, and bitter cold, there it appears. Another cute asian place called, Saint's Alp Tea House. This plase was hoppin'. We sat down, I had almond milk bubble tea, and Matt had a slushy chocolate shake. This is where we began to take pictures.

Holy shitzo! A picture of me in my journal.
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"Mmm bubble tea." It's been so long since I posted pics of me. Look how much my hair grew. It makes me sad, I'm back to normal. It's not so bad. My hair doesn't feel as fried as it used too. Crooked septum jewelry needed adjusting, thus making my whole face look crooked.

Anyway, onward to more crappy camera phone pics. Hey, gotta work with what ya got if yer digi cam is broken.Collapse )

There ya have it. Happy 5 years us. And Happy April fools!

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This cracked me up! [19 Mar 2009|03:17pm]
[ mood | amused ]

This is really feckin' long. But if you're a Puppy fan, you might get a kick out of it.

101 reasons why Skinny Puppy fan[atic]s are unpopular




1/ They refuse to accept that most people have never even heard of Skinny Puppy.

2/ They refuse to accept that plenty of people who have heard of Skinny Puppy don’t like them.

3/ They refuse to accept that plenty of people who have heard of Skinny Puppy not only don’t like them, but think they’re shit.

4/ They think Marilyn Manson is a rip-off, the devil (not in a good way) and akin to Britney Spears in the musical talent and originality stakes.

5/ They think Trent Reznor is no more than a dirty thief.

6/ They think Front Line Assembly are sell outs.

7/ They have screen names such as ‘ice cream eyes’ and ‘urban needle’ which no one else understands.

8/ They also like Throbbing Gristle, Einsturzende Neubauten, SPK and various other noisy shit like that.

9/ They think Throbbing Gristle, Einsturzende Neubauten, SPK, etc are good influences.

10/ They refuse to accept that plenty of people find Ogre’s vocal style bloody irritating.

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*Edited to add* Written by a Skinny Puppy fan, s'all in good fun. :P
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Gaggles of 80s toys. [30 Jan 2009|11:57am]
[ mood | happy ]

My toy collection is groooowing. I salvaged a bunch of my old childhood toys from the attic some time ago, but I've begun collecting more! Ebay is love, and I am spoiling myself. That's ok tho. I feel like I'm getting to be a child again. Only now, I can have some of the toys I never got to have as a kid. ^.^

Take a peek:

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It's that time again! [27 Jan 2009|02:54am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Ok! I'm long over due with a weird cat lady pic post. These are just random shots. Some dating back to the summer, but most are recent. Here ya go:

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Pussy-a-plentyCollapse )

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Bert and Ernie go brootal. [13 Jan 2009|04:37pm]
This video cracks me up so much, I cry!

Watch the whole thing... :P
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