April 30, 2013

7 things

1. Last Thursday I was watching Hannibal with my parents, well actually I was watching in my hostile room which is next to the kitchen and my dad was watching it from the kitchen while he was cooking himself some shells and cheese. He came into my room in between commercials and one time in particular when a father and daughter were looking at an elk through a scope as the father was coaching the daughter to hunt. She shot the animal and it cut to the next scene with them in their vehicle as the animal was strapped to the hood. My dad very quickly interrupts and says, "Isn't that funny how they just shot an elk and now they have a deer strapped to the hood." I would never had noticed this but of course he picked right up on it. Instead of being caught-up in the story line of the episode (which is what I was trying to do) it quickly turned into a hunting lesson from my dad. He was watching the daughter begin to gut the deer on the table when the father told her to start at the throat and my dad was like "No, no, no, that's all wrong. You start at the asshole and cut that out, cut the penis off and go up from there." He went into much more detail about how to properly gut a deer and this is when I blacked out and began to have flashbacks of when I was younger, sobbing while I was forced to hold the leg of a dead deer that I failed to shoot myself while he properly gutted the deer like a real man does. Needless to say that was the last time I ever went hunting again. I can show you my hunters safety badge if you don't believe this happened. Come to think of it, I've probably already mentioned this already. I have NO new stories. I am now my mother.

2. I'm hoping to have some time to do a couple of simple projects this weekend. I have the itch to create something just for fun. I die a little more inside every week that passes by that I don't.

3. There's nobody to go on a bike ride with and it's the perfect for it right now. I would normally go with my mom but she recently had surgery so that's out of the question and I only see Tyrone from the hours of 10pm - 1am every day. I'm just whining, ignore me.

4. I don't trust those (The) Lumineers creeps, especially the one that never stops smiling. No, I just can't.

5. I spend most of my work day complaining about read receipt confirmations. YOU DON'T NEED THEM ON EVERY DAMN EMAIL - STOP IT!

6. I've had A LOT of coffee today. It feels like a Wednesday and it's only Tuesday. I hate Wednesdays so you can guess how my week is going so far.

7. Not having enough alone time, I know I've bitched about this before but you can consider this the whining version of "7 Things," is really getting to me. Even after seven months of living with my parents I am still not used to coming home to having people there that I have to talk to. That sounds bad and I don't know how to explain this with out sounding like a major asshole and I'm sure my family thinks I'm an asshole for being like this but with out alone time my brain literally does NOT function well. I lock myself away in our hostile room some nights but even then it's just not enough because I can feel them out there. Especially right when I get home from work it is really hard to just dive into a conversation without having a chance to breathe for a few seconds. Shit! I know this is coming off so asshole-ish. It's draining to me and I'm not sure how to pull myself out of myself to get over it. God!! I need therapy just to explain it. Fuck!!

April 23, 2013

What some have said about brandy-son Zen master flash

Bragging rights.
(names & usernames removed for privacy)

In case you've ever wondered what people who have bought from me thing you can sleep at night now. [WINK!] I have a 100% rating on Etsy and am hoping that lasts. Most buyers do not leave feedback and that is okay although I wish more would (but only when it's positive.) [ANOTHER WINK! come on PEOPLE!]

April 21, 2013

Pickle Notes

I came home from work on Friday night to our hostile room covered in yellow post-it notes left by my brother. Sometimes he's sweet.

April 19, 2013

7 Things

1. Boston

2. Boston

3. Boston

4. Boston

5. Boston

6. Boston


April 18, 2013


This photo has become a thing for Tyrone and I. He took it if me one day in a store messing around and now we send it back and forth to each other when were not in the greatest of moods randomly throughout the days. It's all funny and sad really.

April 14, 2013

April 6, 2013

7 things

1. I really want to try this Phases of the Moon art piece.
{he looks into my soul}

2. I have a ton of merch pictures to take and the Sun is being a total douche today. The hostile room we are staying in gets some really good lighting. I'm hoping to catch a bit at some point today.
3. We might go see Evil Dead tomorrow, I can't wait because I've heard good things and it will be nice to spend some alone time with Tyrone since he's been beyond busy lately. We had plans to go see the musical Evil Dead that came last weekend but we ended up not being able too. I was not happy.
4. I'm still in my pajamas.
5. Tyrone is feeling the heat of working full time, going to school full time, trying to fit in homework, band practice, shows, family time and WIFE time. I feel his pain. I never want to go back to school. I remember how busy I was and have no idea how I would handle juggling all of that now days.
6. We're still at my parent's house. I have so much anxiety lately about moving out, like I've never done it before. So weird.

7. I only went to the gym once this week.

April 2, 2013

Compact Mirror Makeover

I've had this compact for quite some time and it has definitely served it's purpose, but it had started to lose some of the jewels on it. They were beginning to pop off pretty easily so I just went at it pretty hardcore (insert your perverted sexual innuendo here) with my big stick (I can't stop) that technically meant to push my cuticles back.
Before I removed all of the jewels I had planned to paint it black, but since Luck wasn't being a total c-word it turns out it was already black underneath. So, all I had to do was whip out my trusty white paint pen and draw my design. At this point, if you've been following this blog for awhile, you're probably thinking I'm having an affair with my white paint pen because all of my DIY's pretty much involve it and I can safely tell you that although we haven't gone all-the-way, we HAVE had fantastic cuddle sessions. Tyrone has been so busy as of late he hasn't even noticed the pen laying between us in bed at night.

After I removed all of the jewels there was some sticky residue left and I just removed that with some goo-be-gone and nail polish remover. The nail polish helped the paint stick better too. I finished it off with a coat of glossy modge-podge.

I know my design is a bit self-absorbed but I don't care.

Geometric Shoe Makeover

A pair of $5 canvas boat shoes from Walmart and a paint pen and you've got an original pair of shoes to wear all Spring and Summer. I'm laughing at myself because I bought boat shoes. Yes, they do look like Toms shoes which helps, but I use to make fun of an ex for his boat shoes so when I see them I can't help but laugh.


There's a pencil pictured because I though I would draw the pattern on first with that, but in the end I just went for it and free-handed the pattern with the paint pen. Free-handed? Is that right? That doesn't sound right, oh well, since when do I care.
I stuffed grocery bags into the toes to give some sort of sturdy surface to write on.

letting the paint dry


These were fun to makeover and really easy to do, plus they are incredibly comfortable.

someone would rather have me play fetch with them - he was staring me down pretty hard