29 October 2011 @ 07:57 pm
Obviously I've left making my costume off until the last minute. Will I finish it? Will I still be sewing it when Becca gets here for pizza on Monday? Will I have to get Becca to sew me into it? WHO KNOWS? THE ANTICIPATION IS KILLING ME.

Oh geez, I started this because I was going to talk about how awesome my life is but then Meeko came over and sat on me and I can't think when I have a cat in my lap. And now I have lost my entire train of thought. There was something in there about being a fucking rockstar and how I'm thrilled I've gained weight.

I really think this cat has brain sucking powers or something.
Current Mood: excited
Fandom: Halloween
Subject: Music for Fighting the Undead
Title: Smells Like ZOMBIE Spirit: A Halloween Mix for Screaming, Running, Fighting, & Everything in Between
Warnings: I used this mix as an excuse to use a terrible font. Apologies. Excessive use of Queen music.

28 October 2011 @ 02:01 am
I really should go to bed, but it is raining and I am so happy we are finally getting rain that I'm trying to stay up to listen to it. Too bad the rain's too late to save the camellia. Damn thing officially kicked it a few days ago.

We stuck a scarecrow right outside my window, and now I get scared every time I open my curtains because I keep forgetting it's there.

And there goes the last of the rain. I think it's done for the night. It was so nice to have a good downpour.
20 October 2011 @ 10:30 am
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] _samalander at Chocolate and Slavery
On a serious note: It's October and in a few days kids will be begging for candy at your door. Lets talk about chocolate.

Did you know that cocoa farmers engage in human trafficking and slave labor to make your chocolate bar? They do.

Did you know that TEN YEARS ago there was an international protocol passed requiring chocolate makers to work to end child slavery? There was, and people were too busy patting themselves on the back to enforce it, so nothing has changed.

Think a boycott will just hurt the people who make those 15 cents a day? You're missing the big picture.

Addicted to chocolate? Fine, here are the Fair-Trade companies that don't use slave labor.

Want to give money to supporting international labor rights? You can do that, too.

Want to learn about better candies to give out at Halloween? I have an app for that.

As a side note, I know money is still very tight for people (at least everyone I know), but there are non-chocolate alternatives that you can give out. In fact, non-chocolate is generally cheaper than chocolate, so you can save money! Skittles, starburts, bubble gum, and lollipops are all delicious.
18 October 2011 @ 08:32 pm

Project fem!Quail-Man is a go! I just need to stitch the Q on, and figure out what I'm going to wear under it (either a white t-shirt or a white long-sleeved blouse depending on the weather). And depending on the weather, I may turn my khaki pants into khaki shorts. I just need to go hunting for my towel-cape and figure out how to do the belt. I have the belt, I would just rather not have to totally destroy it because it is a rather nice belt (only $6!!!).

And I bought some extra felt so I'm going to try to coax Bernie into being my Quail-Kitty.

So far I've spent $0.60 on felt, $1.92 on two different pairs of underwear (I wasn't sure which would go over my pants best and at $.096 a pair I had no problem buying two different kinds), and $6 on the belt.

Now I need a wee little bit of help.

First off, does anyone have any ideas on how to get the belt to stand up? Right now I think I'm going to have to cut the belt in order to get it to work because knotting it hurts my wee little noggin. Also, I think I'm going to cut the towel so that it knots around my neck a bit more comfortably.


[Poll #1787679]

Aaaaand I was going to post this video but embedding is disabled. SO CLICK THROUGH AND WATCH IT.
Current Mood: excited
09 October 2011 @ 01:29 pm
Had a talk with Sarah last night. She is awesome and made me feel better about things which have been bothering me. Also I may be doing a Snow White outfit for Halloween now and wearing my IW JSK. BECAUSE APPARENTLY I ALWAYS COORDINATE THAT ONE IN A REALLY UNIQUE AND AWESOME WAY?

(Seriously I was so happy when she said that because one of the reasons it was so easy for me to leave the lolita community was that I felt like I could not coordinate to save my life.)

Dude, I have not worn lolita in like a year. Sarah and I were talking about how we have both been wanting to wear it again. I do miss the clothes. Just not the wank/elitism. I met some really wonderful people through the various lolita comms I'm in on LJ, but every time I get ready to start posting in a new LJ comm or join a new fandom, I automatically brace myself expecting it to be like getting into lolita. Which can be...scary, if you are a noob and make newbie mistakes. I'm always REALLY SHOCKED at how nice people are outside the lolita community.

And now it is raining. Rain rain rain rain rain. I am so happy.

Oh. My coworker is here so I have to turn down my music and stop dancing. Bummer.

eta: And because it is raining it is sure to be super duper slow at work today so leave me a comment with a fandom/prompt and I will write you a short ficlet that will most likely be terrible but hilarious (or quite possibly neither).
Current Location: work
Current Mood: bouncy
08 October 2011 @ 10:49 am
Haven't been feeling well so I've been MIA-ish except for tumblr. I've been watching FMA: Brotherhood and staring at walls with my cats. Feeling a little better today, which is good since I'm working all weekend + Monday. We've had a recent dip in temperature, not much, but I think enough to cause me to feel pretty damn shitty. And my brother opened his mouth and said some stuff that left me not wanting to talk to anyone. I really have to admire his ability to say crap that pisses me off right when I think we're starting to finally grow up and get along.

Aaaaaand I'm really tired because I was a genius and decided to stay up until 2 am when I had to be at work this morning.

My epic Halloween plans have hit a bit of a snag because my truck broke down (again) and so that set me back by $200+. Now I need to figure out what I can whip up from what I have at home. I might be able to wing a crappy Batman costume. I know I could pull off a Josie & the Pussycats outfit easily too. I'm going to start decorating this week. I think I need to buy more spiderweb for the house, and I'll probably be making trashbag ghosts all week, but I am super looking forward to Halloween this year.

Aaaand here is a meme )

I keep telling myself I'll write more and do more, but somehow I just end up spending all day staring at the tv watching anime or documentaries. At least I'm learning?
Current Mood: tired
13 September 2011 @ 02:50 pm
Okay, I just realized I don't work at party City anymore. Which means I don't have to wear one of their crappy ass costumes. Which means I can be whoever I want for Halloween. Which means....


Just need to figure out which one. Aksdjlskdjlajdlk I'm so excited.
Current Mood: excited
29 October 2010 @ 12:21 pm
Spent the last week being sick, sick, SICK!!! Now I'm feeling so much better and am looking forward to two of my favorite things: Halloween and NANOWRIMO! (woo!) Today I'm going to be a mummy, tomorrow a taxi driver, and Sunday a pin-up kitty cat whore! I am super excited ♥

Two big bang mixes down, one to go! It's been really fun.

Okay, so I meant to make this a long entry, but I've already run out of things to say. If you're going to be at Oni-con this weekend, take lots of pictures for me, 'kay?

My work hours this weekend are completely fucking RIDICULOUS so I'm going to wish y'all a HAPPY HALLOWEEN in advance, 'kay babes? Have a great weekend ♥
Current Mood: excited
23 October 2010 @ 12:00 pm
My work schedule for the next week-ish:

TODAY: 1p to 11p/12a-ish (store closes at 10 then an hour or more of recovery depending on how shitty my employees want to be)
SUN 10/24: 10:30a to 9p (store closes at 6/maybe 7 idk what our new hours are)
MON 10/25: 8:30a to 6p
FRI 10/29: 1p to 12:30a-ish (store closes at 12, crossing my fingers it will be dead that late but who knows. We've never done these extended hours before)
SAT 10/30: 1p to 12:30a-ish (same as above)
SUN 10/31: 10:30a to 8p (supposed to close at 7, but crossing my fingers everyone will be trick-or-treating and not shopping)


Seriously. Need to find a job.

THE EXCITING: November 6-7th trip to Llano, TX. I love geology.
November 13th: trip to Galveston for ~oceanography~ expedition with Cy-Fair class.
16 September 2010 @ 07:27 am
It is 7:20 am. I need to leave in twenty minutes. I am still sitting on my ass on the couch with a bowl of cereal on my stomach. I feel so drained right now, idk if I can take geology. I don't know if I can be totally present. But we're having another quiz on the geologic time scale and I'm already so lost in that class I can't afford to skip.

(and now here's where I get ramble-y)

When I was about 13 I could pick up the phone and ask someone who knew me, knew me probably better than I know myself, if he thought I was a bad person. And he would always say no. I could ask him if I were a bitch. And he would always say no. But now I think that maybe he was just saying that to shut me up. Becca says I'm good and kind and give more love than she ever knew was possible. But I think she only says that because I feed her.

Costume-wearing starts Friday at work. I need to find the belt to my taxi driver costume and I need to get one more since I work all weekend and that's three days. I only have two costumes right now. I know some people don't like Halloween because they don't understand how anyone could want to be someone else. But right now, I'm really looking forward to being able to escape into that.
Current Mood: morose
27 September 2009 @ 09:53 am
I wanted some Halloween icons for myself, and I really wanted to do some NaNo ones because I can't wait for the crazy to start. Halloween icons from caps from FRoP and are from Ouran High School Host Club. NaNo icons are based off this year's art.


  • Credit
  • Blanks can be used as bases
  • Alterations/additional icons on request

Trebuchet. )
Current Mood: accomplished
21 September 2009 @ 12:34 am
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Halloween is coming.

I have some new friends on here, so in case you haven't been around in past years, get ready for a lot of bitching about people and me being tired. I'll try to post pictures when I dress up for work. I usually work six days a week and at least seven hours each day I work. It is, hands down, our busiest time. You ever been out on Black Friday? Yeah. It's like that. ALL OCTOBER.

I need a Halloween icon. I can't believe that I haven't had one. Ever. What the fuck self. This post will have to cope with my work icon.

After Halloween I've got National Novel Writing Month. I'll be trying to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Yeah. Fun. Good times, good times....

After that I'm home free because Christmas isn't really that big of a deal. Except for the decorating. Yeah. That takes about two weeks. No lie.

Sorry I haven't been around much. There were some personal-ish things happening to me, around me, without me, etc. and I am notoriously bad at dealing with big life changes. I'm feeling better about things now (not that they're better, I'm just mostly done having my little angsty Spock moment) so hopefully I'll be posting and commenting more.

I may be picking up even more hours at Party City because right now it looks like my school job is going to die. The student doesn't actually need me and there aren't really any openings available to me. I'm conflicted about it. I'm glad because I'll be able to work with D.J., but I'm also bummed because I love my work at the school. I've gotten a semi-promotion thing at Party City though, so it's nice that people have to listen to me now. :3


Just, you know.....for your info.

I've started RPing. I've never really been super into it, but [livejournal.com profile] startrek_diary is undeniably AWESOME.

Aaaand this post is winding down. I'm going to go pick around the internet and see what I can find to make an icon out of. Wish me luck or something. Idk. My mind is wandering now.

OH HEY. BIG NEWS. IT IS BAD. My pirate costume is gone. Not even discontinued. It didn't go on clearance or anything. It really bums me out that I can't wear it anymore. I'm probably going to pick up some poodle socks and a pink scarf to go with my skirt, and I've got a sexy taxi driver costume to wear now, but I'll miss my pirate outfit. I've been wearing it for years. Dustin and D.J. and Chris couldn't believe that they weren't going to have their little pirate girl working the dressing rooms anymore. Now they'll have to deal with a SEXY TAXI DRIVER ordering people around in the back. D.J. freaked out a bit about my costume choice. I don't think he likes the idea of me in anything even remotely sexy. It's cute. I love my managers. They're all awesome. But not Dustin. Just D.J. and Chris (who bought me fries btw it was awesome). I love these guys. It is seriously the only reason I've stayed here this long.

I can't wait until I can dress up!!!!
Current Mood: excited
Current Location: home
12 October 2008 @ 11:22 pm
Ahhhh...I'm in so much pain....! I love it. (And no, I'm not some sort of masochist) But, there is something that is just oh-so-satisfying about working your hardest all weekend and coming home sore and in all sorts of pain, but also knowing that you have done your best, helped lots of people, and looked absolutely FAB whilst doing all of it.

I swear, this weekend was both total bliss and absolute hell. We are finally into the full swing of things at P.C. and Halloween is right around the corner. I'm so excited for the holiday, but I do abhor the way people (a.k.a. customers) blowing things waaay out of proportion. They tend to ruin the holiday not only for themselves, but for others as well.

Nothing particularly memorable has happened yet, but I really don't think that anything will top last year. Haha, I don't think I ever told any of you about it!! Okay, well it went something like this:

ME: *folding costumes and working dressing room whilst looking FAB*

FEMALE TWENTY-SOMETHING CUSTOMER: *comes out of dressing room stall and hands back balled up costume that is totally not within the confines of its package*

ME: Did you like this costume?


ME: Oh, I'm sorry. I hope you can find something you like.

FEMALE TWENTY-SOMETHING CUSTOMER: Oh, I'm sure I will, there were several others I wanted to try on, anyways.

ME: Oh, that's good.

FEMALE TWENTY-SOMETHING CUSTOMER: Yeah. *starts walking off* By the way, it's okay that I don't wear underwear, right?

ME: O.O ... *realizes she has to fold and repackage costume, turns to secondary dressing room associate* Can you fold that while I run these costumes to the back?

No lie.

For those of you who have been wondering, October is Halloween month and, as I work at a party store, I'm quite busy. I've picked up more hours so I haven't had as much time to be online. I've been reading your entries, I'm probably just not commenting as much as I usually do, nor will I be posting as much as I normally do. But, ne'er ye fear, November is right around the corner, and I will taking part in National Novel Writing Month and will, inevitably, be using livejournal as if it were Twitter. Haha, but I wouldn't do it if I didn't love it! Anyone else thinking of taking part in it?
Current Mood: tired
Current Location: home
Hey guys, I'm back. Finally. Just over two weeks without power. I actually enjoyed it. :D

I'm slowly catching up on all of y'all's journal entries. Slowly but surely. I'm probably not going to comment, but I am going to look.

Oni-con's been rescheduled. Pushed back to December. More time with Anna also, more time for NaNo. 8D I am soooooo excited. She will be my new best friend. I don't need Sarah and Beth anymore. I'll have ANNA.

Loooool noooooo. Everyone has a special place in my heart and there is room for growth without kicking someone out.

Geez...in two weeks, I have forgotten how to type. :(

Current Mood: weird
20 July 2008 @ 11:16 pm
Lately I've been missing my mouth when eating and drinking. (lol) So I've had a lot of spillage on my clothing. This is especially embarrassing when it happens when I'm on break at work, because then I can't change and have to go out on the floor in my dinner. :[

Speaking of work, we're finally getting ready for Halloween. :D We had our first batch of interviews today, and we've got some candy and Halloween items/costumes from last year out on the floor. (Don't worry, only the deco and costumes are from last year. The candy's new--I swear!)

I'm soooooo excited. Halloween is my favorite time of year, and it gets to start in August for me. 8D

Now back to my paper that's due tomorrow that needs to be peer reviewed before turning it in.

Have I ever mentioned I hate peer review stuff? I mean, I'm not saying this to sound high-strung or anything, but I'm a good writer. Better than most my age. It makes it really difficult to go over someone else's paper, correct it, hand it back to them with about forty red marks on it, and then get mine back with nothing on it and just the words "You did a good job." That really bothers me, because I'm not getting anything out of it. I would like it if I could get some sort of feedback, like "Maybe you should rephrase this so it implies _________" or "Y'know, a better word here might be ________." Instead, I get nothing until I turn my paper in to my teacher and get graded. And then, it's a kind of one-sided critique, because I totally miss out on the chance to explain why I chose certain wording here and there, and sometimes that little explanation causes a person to suggest a totally different turn of phrase there. I feel like I don't improve with peer reviews. I don't mind helping out my fellow class mates, but I really wish that I got something out of it as well. :(

Ugh.....back to paper.
Current Mood: frustrated
06 July 2008 @ 11:27 pm
Independence Day fireworks pics are coming soon......I SWEAR!!!!


Ummm....why can't anything normal ever happen to me? Just wondering...


Why are you late for class? Cat threw up on my bed.
Why are you late for work? My neighborhood was closed off for a bike marathon.
Why are you late for work (again)? I got stuck behind a chuck wagon. (True story!!!)

What has prompted this little preponderance? Well, my glasses are broken. Want to know why? Of course you do! Well, Click for epic recount of the absolute epic-ness!!! )

D: WTF?! HOW does this kind of stuff keep on happening to me? And I really liked those glasses...they had zebra stripe on the insides. :[ Now I'm wearing my old ones that look really horribly crappy on my face and they make me feel all psychedelic because I'm not used to the old prescription anymore.

Want proof?

Here, I'm ugly now. :[ )

Well, okay. It's not that bad (especially since I'm comparing it to Beth's face! XD ), so I had to hold my fringe up to make me look all awkward and stuff. I don't like calling them bangs, because it just seems so....vulgar. Lol...I'm so old fashioned!

I'm thinking of starting up a Harley Quinn costume for I-don't-know-what.I can't wear it at work because our costumes have to be Party City only things, but...I REALLY WANT A HARLEY COSTUME!!!

She's my absolute fave! ♥

But yeah...I've found these two links (1 2) that I really like. I'm a tad bit nervous though, since I've never really partaken such a large project before. :$

Blah...I feel like making a long entry, but I don't really have anything to say. SOY MILK!!!!!

Recent Activity )

So that's it for now! I guess.... Maybe so.... I want to say more.

Oh yeah! I've been drinking LOTS of soy milk lately. Several large glasses a day. V. good for my health (I feel waaay more energetic) but v. bad for my wallet. I need a third job just to afford my soy milk!!! DX

(BTW, muffins to whoever can spot the King in my photos!)
Current Mood: energetic
Current Location: HOME~
Current Music: "Someday" - Victoria Hart
31 October 2007 @ 09:05 am
Happy Halloween!!!

And holy $h!t....NaNo is TOMORROW. WTF?!?! How did November freakin' sneak up on me like that!?!? I'm SCARED WITLESS. It's great.... XD

Have a good day my dearies.....I hope y'all get the Halloween cards I sent you! but now Sarah because I forgot to stick hers in the mailbox until right about now...oops
Current Location: Halloweentown
Current Mood: Wicked.....XD
Current Music: "This is Halloween" - Panic! At the Disco
28 October 2007 @ 10:26 am
Panic! at the Disco + Nightmare before Christmas = WIN x 20

Current Music: "This is Halloween" - Panic! At the Disco
Current Mood: Halloween-y
Current Location: HOME
27 October 2007 @ 12:28 am
....or Sparta. Hard to tell nowadays...

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