Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Favorites

  1. Goodreads Really, this is a truly awesome website. Not only can I keep tabs on my own reading, and those of some of my friends, but one of my all time favorite authors (Tamora Pierce!) updates with her reading and reviews fairly often. She's not the only one! Felicia Day (perhaps best known for her webseries "The Guild") has supplied me with many "to-reads" based off her reviews, as does Jessica Day George (author of "Dragon Slippers," a series I fell in love with this past winter.) For my reads, click HERE.
  2. Annie's Mac'n'Cheese, 'nough said. 
  3. Getting mail. I love getting letters and packages! I love sending letters and packages. For the past three years my pen pal list has grown from one to six or seven. Whenever I can manage it, I like to be home when the mail comes so I can open whatever comes for me right away. 
  4. Autumn. I can tell it is close because suddenly I am craving the scent of nutmeg and digging more plaids than usual out of my closet. The weather is at last cooling down to something tolerable (though that might just be the coming hurricane?) and layering is once more not only practical, but fun. Back to School sales mean that my favorite notebooks (college ruled, marble) are not only in stock, but inexpensive. Everything has this glorious new feeling. Time to start fresh and learn new things. I do not even know for certain if I am going back to school this fall. It does not matter, autumn is autumn. 
  5. New notebooks. Is there really anything better than that first page feeling? "This one is going to be a novel, for real this time!" Inevitably, a grocery list or phone message will get in there eventually, but for the first few pages there is nothing but possibilities. :) 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thoughts on Thursday

  1. I want a corgi. I don't like dogs, but I like corgis.
  2. I really ought to start updating this blog more.
  3. Libraries are magical things. 
  4. Kentucky derby hats are highly amusing and a great way to waste time on Google Image Search. 
  5. I should probably get back to work now.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Music Music Monday- Lisa Loeb's "Snow Day"

I am picking out my new glasses today. As such, my musical selection is a wearer of amazing frames. Lisa Loeb is the Queen of the Cat-eye and I will love her forever and always.

This is possibly my favorite of all her songs. Here is a close second:

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Projects in Progress~!

This is the last week of my Kickstarter campaign for "Miki and Sir"- we are very close to the goal too! Please check it out!

Starting in on a quilt! I am not the best sewist/seamstress ever, but I have been wanting a lighter quilt for my be for some time. This also means shifting room decor around said blanket (so maybe, maybe I will put my Christmas stuff away. We'll see!) Expect photos of the process~!

Speaking of decor: I am slowly making my cube my own. Expect photos for this as well!

I have started using again. I really love the community over there, even if I am not strictly an anime/manga artist any more. No one over there seems to mind, actually! Anyways, I am doing a lot of Art Trades over there and some of them have and others WILL pop up on the art blog as well!

Playing with formatting for a story that has been a long, long time in the works. :) Ideas and such will probably show up here!

Summer reading goals: 50 books (of chapter book/novel length) and actually say something about each one.

Knitting! I finally learned how to knit and am thinking of expanding my scarf collection this summer so they will be ready for every possible outfit I come up with in the fall/winter. (As well as some for gifts... but I am mostly selfishly motivated here.)

Roller blading! There is a retro night at the local roller rink. Dressing in 80s/retro styles gets two people in for the prices of one. As such: the 80s are making a comeback in my clothing. DIY leg warmers and Flash Dance sweatshirts are on the horizon... as are side ponytails, scrunchies and other fun stuff. Photos of crafts and of fun times at the rink will be posted!

So yeah, finally really using this blog!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Coming Soon:

- Actual, regular entries!
- Inspiration posts (images, music and quotes that are keeping me going)
- Outfit posts (mostly for "Retro Night" at the local roller rink come summer time, but also other misadventures in getting dressed)
- The NEW office! (I got moved to a more different cubical and it is amazing/has a wall)
- Attempts at being arts-and-craftsy. I LOVE crafts, but in most cases I am laughably too impatient to master anything.
- Attempts at being musical. Mostly with Little Mama Cass, my blue ukulele, but also with my piano keyboard and voice. :) Sometimes with Joanna and other special guests. (These will be video or audio posts... not sure which.)
- Fan art Fridays. (Because I do not want to put any more fan art on the art blog... but cannot stop drawing Sailor Moon.)

Anything else you lot want to see up here? I don't know WHEN exactly I will start posting more, but definitely by May.