Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dexter

The last few days Ive been slacking on here but they have been pretty uneventful. Im currently watching the season finale of Dexter Season 3...I know I know, so far behind in picking up on this show but Im now obsessed with it. It's so addicting. I just want to know why the 4th season isn't on Netflix, actually all of the seasons besides the first one are missing. Hey guys dont take my addiction away!!

Anyways Jess is in bar-tending school now...well almost done with it as its only a 2 week course...so we have been actually trying new drinks. Last weekend we drank apple martinis. I hate to admit it but they were really good even though I was very embarrassed to drink them. Girly drinks aren't really my thing. Give me a PBR over that stuff any day. We did get a bit silly really quickly but then we just fell asleep...we are such old people. I really like being us though. We watch movies, occasionally drink and just chill. Its so much better then riding up my anxiety going to parties and trying to act like Im not shy.

And lastly I know I keep saying art art fart sooo here is a painting I did a few years ago. I know its not recent but I really really love this piece and Im proud of what I did. I hope yall like it.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hedgehog Heaven

So I have been wanting a hedgehog for years and a few weeks ago I heard about a lady who was trying to get rid of her. I of course jumped at the chance to get him and went to pick him up this Wednesday. He was a classroom pet for little children which is apparently a bad idea as this little guys dont like all that noise.
I havent really decided yet if Im going to keep him or not, he's really grumpy and tries to bite me whenever I pick him up, because of that I havent settled on a name...I was thinking about Oprah as a joke or Hedwig cause I am a huuuuge Harry Potter fan.
I feel like I am in a bit over my head with trying to get him socialized. He really really hates people but I am trying. Right now he's on the kitchen table beside my computer snuggling with some gloves. He seems to like fuzzy things the best. When he gets really mad he runs figure 8s around his cage for about an hour.

He is so darn cute though I cant help but be attached to him already. Yall would die if yall saw him search for food, he snuffles around his cage making little noises. So adorable.

I tried to snap a few pictures, they aren't the best as he also doesn't like having his picture taken. Hopefully as time goes on he gets over that. Me and Jess have been watching tons of cute hedgie vids on YouTube they are the best.
Oh goodness if I could carefully get a pic of what hes doing right now. Nibbling very daintily on these gloves. Well I kinda got it. Its a bit blurry but yall will get the point.

Isn't he precious? Do yall have any other name ideas? Any one else have weird pets?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Im going going back back to cali cali

Not really but I decided that since I cant for the life of me get my pictures off of my cameras then Ill just tell y'all what I did and all that loveliness then Ill do a bit of a photo dump later on. I warn you this post is going to be verrry longgggg!!!
Anyways Thursday night was St Patty's day, I didn't wear green to work but I do have much green in my tattoos so I figured that was acceptable. My boss brought these huge blinky light glasses that I decided I had to wear all day long.
After work I went home to pack but I ended up mostly just watching Dexter and playing with Thor. I couldn't sleep because I was nervous about flying on the plane alone the next day.
Friday morning I got up, took Thor to the kennel, went to the bank and finished my packing before being dropped off at the airport two hours early. I got lost several times before I found my gate and settled in to read. This funny little security man let me skip all of the line because he said he liked my plugs. I enjoyed that.
We got on the plane, had some technical difficulties which was scary because the didn't explain the problem very well. I arrived in Dallas and promptly got lost on the way to my next gate so I decided to stop and eat before going on but the prices were so ridiculous it took me a while to convince myself to get something.
Finally at 6ish that night I arrived in Los Angelos and realized that I forgot to get my id back from security in the airport in Nashville. I tried not to freak out and caught a car to the hotel to eat with my parents. We went to this amazing little place called the RockNFish. Hellooo!!! It was so yummy. I got grilled artichoke, mom got crab pasta with corn sauce and my pops got crab-cakes with baked potato and macaroni. Our waiter was really funny and kept making fun of us being southern and for drinking water instead of alcohol. They also had really good taffy mints for afterwards. I need to find more of these!!
We went back to the hotel room next to watch a little bit of the tube before falling asleep exhausted from travel.
The next day we woke up bright and early to spend the day in San Diego. Its about a two hour drive from LA so we wanted to start as soon as we could. On the way there we stopped in Huntington Beach at a little bagel shop, I am obsessed with bagels! I would eat them for every meal if it wouldn't make me big as a horse. It was really rainy and overcast when we arrived. We were all freezing cold and were wondering what in the world had happened to this sunny California we had heard about. I seriously took way too many pictures of all the animals in that zoo, my favorites are the big cats and monkeys. You SoCal people are so lucky to have such a great place to go to.
 The weather eventually picked up so we had a nice drive back to LA, stopping in Laguna Beach for a while to see the sites. Now if I could live anywhere in CA I would definitely live in Laguna Beach, its beauty captures me. I didnt know where we should eat so I asked some local bloggers and the lovely Bridgette Blonde told us to go to In&Out Burger. I am the worst person in the world at finding places but eventually we got to one and man that place was hopping. We all ordered a burger and shake. I thought it was just going to be a lot of hype but I was surprised and enjoyed it. Can we get one in Nashville please y'all?
Sunday was a horribly miserably cold rainy day. We literally drove all over Southern CA trying to escape the rain and see the sites but no such luck. (we did see snow though, how bizarre)  I was car sick and slept most of the day so I dont remember a whole lot. We did try to visit one of my friends in Paso Robles but he wasn't home from Vegas yet. I am still very bitter about this!! I miss my transplant Nashville friends when they leave. I will tell you the SLO area is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! I understand why he moved back now that I have been there myself.
That night we ate at a sea food restaurant in Santa Barbara right on the pier. It was still rainy and my nausea was out of this world but I still ate a crab. I took a pretty awesome picture of the little dude right before he got in my belly.
Monday my mom had to go back to work and it was still rainy so me and my dad stayed in the room until the afternoon. Thankfully the day ended up being beautiful so I GOT TO GO TO THE BEACH!!! We ventured out to Manhattan Beach after eating at Wahoos fish tacos. The thought of a fish taco sounds so disgusting to me. I did not eat one!! I did have some tasty enchiladas and tacos though, fish not included.
The beach was lovely, tons of people were out soaking up the sun even though it was still pretty chilly out. The houses along the boardwalk were so amazing. I tried to not look so obvious that I was lurking in all of them, I couldn't help myself though. I even took some sneaky pictures of them muahahah. I was supposed to hangout with my friend Josh all day but he is really slow soooo after our 3 hour walk we went back to the hotel to wait for my mom to get off of work. We went out to eat at a horrible little Italian restaurant, I was not in the mood. It was so cold I didnt want to be outside. Eventually Josh came to pick me up, we went to the pier in Santa Monica. It was freezing but really pretty. I saw a sea lion in the water and we went underneath the pier. It was kinda creepy lost boysish-like. I, of course, being the awesome clumsy person I am fell in the water a little bit when a wave came up. Yes I did get my shoes sopping wet and covered in sand. Did I also mention that I had to be on a plane at 4am the next morning? Well, I did. We walked back over a bridge to his car and back to his house. I really enjoyed hanging out and wish we would of had more time but I had to at least get a little bit of sleep before my full day of travel.
After only 3 hours of sleep I got up to go to the airport. It was still freezing, it was a pain in the arse to get though security...apparently if you forget your id then you are in fact a terrorist. It was a pretty uneventful day besides the fact that our plan was delayed and then it took me over an hour for the special people at the airport to finally find my id.
My grampa picked me up then I went to get my Thorbles and hangout with Jess. All in all it was a very good trip and Im already itching to go to explore some more. I hope next time I go my friends actually make time for myself. That would be pretty nice. Actually I think it would be pretty fun to live there for a few months, that is if it wasn't so darn expensive.

Ill try to get my pictures working and up sometime this week. I also need to do that art post I have been talking about and introduce my crazy hedgie friend. Hes pretty much a nut I can already tell.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

IM BAAACk

I got back from California yesterday afternoon and feel like Ive been running around like a chicken with its head cut off since then.
I was going to write a blog post yesterday with an art update to keep yall tied over till I compiled my post about my trip but I cant for the life of me get pictures off of my devices right now. Now I know Im not the best at technology but everyone knows how to download pictures right?
Maybe my phone is messed up (hopefully not) but I will try to get it back up and running as soon as I can.
I know yall are sooo anxious right? Haha

Yesterday after I got back Jess came and picked me up to take me to eat at Qdoba which made me a happy camper. The weather was so nice that we went and walked around downtown for a couple of hours. I love the west coast don't get me wrong but Nashville is my heart and soul. Whenever I leave the south I feel my roots deep in my bones, calling me home. I love it here!! There really isn't a whole let better to me then sitting down at river front, leaning on friends, talking about life with some good blues playing in the background. Call me crazy but that is ideal!

After we left downtown he dropped me off at home where I was alone for the first time in quite a while so I decided to take that opportunity to catch up on Californication and wax myself. I am not the most confident body waxer so when I can I try to let my hairs grow out so I can practice on myself. This is my life haha. At least Im devoted right??

Well Im off to get ready for the day. This teacher gave me the opportunity to get her hedgehog since she is quitting teaching so Im going to go pick her up then meet with my friend Jenny for pizza and girl talk. Hooray I finally get a hedgie!! Ive been waiting for years for this!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I hate how I talk

video

Forever ago I saw a lot of people were doing the dialect meme thing annnnd its better late then never right? Dont yall make fun of the way I talk now ya hear. I think I sound so silly on camera, I redid this a few times then gave up. I talk alot more animated in real life and prolly sound more southern haha. And yes I am speaking about you SamARTha when  Im talking about that rain at dawn question. I thought your answer was so cute. And I know I said my next post would be an art one but i promise I will do it tomorrow when I get home from work. Im going out for St Pattys day...Ive never done this before.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Bodacious Hair

I posted a little bit on Tumblr about my love for big hair last night and I figured Id do a bigger one on this blog because I can.
Maybe its partially because I am Southern but huge, teased out, hair sprayed hair just gets to me. It looks so good! I would do all of these hair styles every day if I had any skills at all. Sadly makeup is my forte', hair and anything else girly is a little too complicated for me.


Firstly Amy Winehouse has always been one of my idols...forgetting the fact that shes a coke-head...I love her. She has such a powerfully jazzy voice, I could listen to her records all day long. Id love to meet her, well an undrugged her.


These next couple of ones I found on random sites...I suck at crediting so if it makes you sad then you can send me them.


Who will teach me how to do these gorgeous styles? How beautiful are they???



And lastly neeqleinthehay.tumblr.com drew me this badass little picture and it needed to be posted!!! Yall should ask her to draw yall something, shes amazing.






Sunday, March 13, 2011

Errp Derrp

Ive been thinking a lot lately about getting more seriously into blogging even though on the day to day my life isnt very interesting so Im not sure what Id talk about.
I want to start doing outfit posts and doing a drawing a week to make myself actually do art more. Also take/post more pictures of my life. Do reviews of products, especially having to do with makeup/skincare since that is my life.
Is there such thing as like a product tester? Is that a full time job anywhere and does anyone know how one would go about getting hooked up in that industry?
Ive been thinking about the future and I know that working in a spa the rest of my life isnt for me. My dream is to make enough money that I could go to effects school out in LA and start making a living doing that. I live off of creative energy it fills me with the best feelings!!

Another thing is Ive been trying to decide if Im going to move into this house closer to work or not. Its a really good price and has everything included into the rent BUT I dont know if I would feel comfortable taking Thor into a house that already has three dogs. He does kinda like to mark his territory...that would be so embarassing. Also there is the bathroom sharing thing...ewwww. I dont know what to do. I feel like I could be repeating myself from a prier post but Im too lazy too look back and see. Yall tell me what to do!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Its about that time again

Yep it is adventure time again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On this coming Friday I will be leaving the Nashville airport and arriving in freaking sunny Los Angelos for the first time in 2 years.
My mom has been planning to go out there for the past few months to train people for work and I decided it was high time for a reunion with that city and my friends there. My dad is actually coming too so it will hopefully be a fun time. I know that the hotel we are staying at has a heating pool and an workout room that I plan on taking full advantage of.
I will be hanging out with Shayna, Josh and I was hoping to see Bobby but he is lame and doesn't want to drive to where I will be. I am bitter for sure about that one. I guess I will have to take a special trip back out to the west coast for him next.
Anyways I dont know a whole lot about LA or really California in general so Im not really sure what to do or where to go...If anyone knows of some good places please let me know. Just remember that Im not 21 yet and therefor arent old enough to rent my own car so Ill be relying on my feet and possibly Shayna.

Im so freaking excited!! As much as I like my job it weighs on you after a while and Ive been feeling really blah the last few days so Im thinking this is exactly what I needed. I would like to have a lot more money in my budget to go shopping but that aint gonna happen. Maybe next time??!!!


And Yes I did just google this shit and copy the first two I thought were pretty. I do what I want.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hi Too Loo Ri

I meant to post this yesterday but as you can see I am slacking big time in the old blogosphere....I slack a lot all the time. Ive been a busy kid with work, finding a place to live and trying to have a social life.
Anyways yesterday its been a month since my gama died and also a month since I started as my new job. I cant really say I miss her any less but I am happy to say that at least it seems to be getting easier. Im doing alot better on thinking about the good times and not focusing on that last horrible day. I received some of her jewelry and try to wear something of hers everyday to help remember her. My grampa seems to be doing better as well, or at least he is faking it well. Im going to try to go over and maybe spend the night at his house tonight after work. I havent seen him in over a week, bad Kellers.

Also things are going really well at work, every seems to get along for the most part and I usually stay busy. There is really something special when you are giving someone a facial, they relax fully and tell you how good it makes them feel. That really makes me happy.
Im not making as much as I would like yet but I supposed that will come in time. I wish that groupon and living social would not have been invented though because that is killing out business quite a bit.

And one more thing I finally found a great place to rent about 8 minutes from work if that. Id share the house with two other women and 3 dogs but Id be afraid to bring Thor since he likes to be dominate and she already has a dominate dog. Also he likes to mark his territory sometimes and her house is too nice for that. The only thing I dont like about the house is that Id have to share a bathroom with a stranger....I havent shared a bathroom in years. I really dont have time to move for at least 2 weeks though, since my parents and maybe myself are going out of town, so she will prolly end up giving the room to someone else. Oh well you win some you lose some.
My ideal situation would be sharing a 2 bed room 2 bath with a friend but all of mine are pretty much already living where they want to or wont consistently pay the rent so Im stuck driving almost an hour to work everyday.

All in all Im feeling happy at the moment so its all good. Now Im off to work for the day!! Cheers!