Thursday, February 28, 2013

Internet Clutter, real life clutter, and vacation planning...

In trying and getting this blog setting up, moving, and everything that's going on right now, I'm more than ever realizing just how disorganized my online life is. Actually, no, not so much disorganized as very very cluttered. I have 5 google accounts and all of the extended google things that go with them, like plus, drive, play, and obviously here, blogger. It's confusing, I have to have a cheat sheet with passwords, and I really need to get that stuff under control.

It'd probably be best to just tie everything down to 3 accounts. Seems simple right? If you've ever changed email addresses, you know this is NOT the case. That shit is complicated. So I keep getting frustrated by how cluttered it is and then frustrated because trying to clean it up is a giant hassle.

I feel overwhelmed with clutter in general right now. Now that all my furniture is put together, what's left is finishing up the unpacking and it's driving me bonkers. There are piles of miscellaneous stuff everywhere. I have a brilliant storage solution that's great but I have to figure out how to make it actually work (time for the dollar store, anyone?) .

I'm leaving for Hawaii in 2 weeks and 3 days and that's awesome! But suddenly I am realizing I'm not at all prepared, realizing that I want to  go snorkeling and I really need contacts for that, but my contacts samples hadn't come in yet, ahhh! Was just told they'd been ready for a while but no one called me. Thanks guys.

I just feel like I'm running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. In semi-related news, if you aren't watching Go On on NBC you should be, it's hilarious and a wonderful ensemble cast. I may have marathoned all of the episodes up to date this past weekend. (Spell check needs to stop telling me marathoned isn't a word, pfft).

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day - My Three-Way date, be jealous!

I can't believe it's already February 14th, how'd that happen!? Time files! I have a lot of great memories from childhood of Valentine's day, which is what the holiday most brings to mind, to be honest.

My plans consist of having a three-way date with Holly and this fine gentleman:

Holly's schedule got bumped, I originally was going to go to the special event at LACMA, but we have decided to spend the holiday drinking Moscato, enjoying the always entertaining Mr. Bond, and hanging up curtains (I'm getting desperate for them).

As our lovely special treat (well besides the Moscato, which to be honest is the only wine I have a true appreciation for), I will be baking these:

I'm going to tinker with the receipe (food dye for red cupcakes or heart sprinkles) a bit to make them on theme. Of course once I decided this I realized I don't own any muffin/cupcake tins and apparently Holly doesn't either! These are kind of a necessity in general because MUFFINS okay, so I'll pick them up along with a whisk (we have no real idea what we do and don't have kitchen wise really yet).

As for love, well, right now it's all about me loving myself. I had my first Weight Watchers meeting last night and signed up for an extension course at ULCA for the spring. All steps towards me being a happy healthier version of myself. And hey, each cupcake is only 2 WW points! SCORE!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Starting to feel at home...

Slowly but surely, our apartment is feeling more homey. Granted, we still have boxes and suitcases full of stuff, but we've been busy busy busy!

I got most of the kitchen unpacked on Monday, as a week of eating out is hard on the wallet, especially when we've already been spending so much just on household stuff. There have been many a trip to Ikea, Walmart, Bed Bath, and Beyond, and Target, which all adds up. After clearing out Holly's storage unit into the apartment we finally have silverware  yay! I've been making use of the fact that we have a dishwasher, which was a requirement for me this time around apartment wise (not having a dishwasher is serious business, people). Between my ICE (in case of emergency) food and Holly's storage unit food, we have a ton of canned food, which is a reminder that I need to create an Emergency Preparedness Kit for the new place. I kept saying I would get around to it at the old apartment and never did, beyond always having a bunch of bottled water around.

Holly cleared out all the empty boxes from the living room yesterday and it looks like a living room now, YAY! We've got our side tables and lamps up as well as our flowers, now we just need to hang the painting! The entire living room is being designed around this painting:

The Lights by Alice X. Zhang

Which I have been wanting for what feels like ages now, and with my apartment savings got in the largest available size on canvas. Works out nicely, as it's an interpretation of a scene from Tangled which Holly loves, so we both adore the painting. I'm really happy with it, if you haven't heard of society6, check it out, it's filled with wonderful artwork that you can't pick up in any brick and mortar store and the money goes to the artists. Alice is one of my favorite artists on there, I just want all of her work!

We haven't put together any of the furniture yet, so we haven't completely unpacked. It's not quite ready for pictures to show off, but it's now feeling more like home, which is a great feeling.