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Still no PCM post. Whoops!

Here was my Friday night.

5:20 PM - Get home from work. Have taken chicken out to make a stirfry last night, decide it is too hot. Briefly consider pizza, decide it's too hot for that also. Make myself a sandwich instead, drink tons of water and limeade.

7 PM - Make myself a mojito and put on an MST3K episode (Netflix instant queue <3) while also desultorily web-surfing.

8:45 PM - Finish the movie, write a few reviews on the Sephora website, and start another re-read of Moving Pictures.

9:15 PM - Put down the book to get more water, promptly forget about it, and start another MST3K episode. Bounce around different makeup blogs. Take some pictures of my lips and then put on a layer of Lip Venom, to see if it actually plumps my lips.

10 PM - See that Phyrra has swatched the new colors from Shiro Cosmetic's Super Effective Expansion. Remind myself firmly that I am saving money and not buying any more makeup.

10:30 PM - Pause the movie to take more pictures of lips, upload them to my computer, and compare. Decide that the plumping effect of Lip Venom is minimal, but it tingles nicely and is a great gloss and smells fantastic so I don't care that much.

10:35 PM - While comparing pictures, realize my pores look huge. Randomly decide to put on some makeup and try a semi-dramatic eye. Amazingly, by being quite patient, I kinda managed to pull it off.

Pictures! )

11:45 PM - Start uploading and sorting pictures. Belatedly remember that MST3K episode I had on and start it again.

12:15 AM - Absently start a third MST3K episode that I hardly watch and start my LJ post.

Not the most productive night, but fun. And now I should really get to bed. Night, all!
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Still no PCM post. Whoops!

Here was my Friday night.

5:20 PM - Get home from work. Have taken chicken out to make a stirfry last night, decide it is too hot. Briefly consider pizza, decide it's too hot for that also. Make myself a sandwich instead, drink tons of water and limeade.

7 PM - Make myself a mojito and put on an MST3K episode (Netflix instant queue <3) while also desultorily web-surfing.

8:45 PM - Finish the movie, write a few reviews on the Sephora website, and start another re-read of Moving Pictures.

9:15 PM - Put down the book to get more water, promptly forget about it, and start another MST3K episode. Bounce around different makeup blogs. Take some pictures of my lips and then put on a layer of Lip Venom, to see if it actually plumps my lips.

10 PM - See that Phyrra has swatched the new colors from Shiro Cosmetic's Super Effective Expansion. Remind myself firmly that I am saving money and not buying any more makeup.

10:30 PM - Pause the movie to take more pictures of lips, upload them to my computer, and compare. Decide that the plumping effect of Lip Venom is minimal, but it tingles nicely and is a great gloss and smells fantastic so I don't care that much.

10:35 PM - While comparing pictures, realize my pores look huge. Randomly decide to put on some makeup and try a semi-dramatic eye. Amazingly, by being quite patient, I kinda managed to pull it off.

Pictures! )

11:45 PM - Start uploading and sorting pictures. Belatedly remember that MST3K episode I had on and start it again.

12:15 AM - Absently start a third MST3K episode that I hardly watch and start my LJ post.

Not the most productive night, but fun. And now I should really get to bed. Night, all!
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ETA I posted a better picture, so go look at the Super Effective Expansion pic again! :)

Holy crap, heat wave. I like warm weather, really I do, but I don't like feeling like I'm stepping into a sauna every time I go outside.

But that's not why I started this post. The point of this post is: makeup geekiness.

The other day, I referred to myself as "a bit of a makeup geek" to a friend. His half-incredulous response was, "makeup geek?". Which, okay, touché. But... )

See? Makeup geekery and just plain geekery, all in one place! I love Shiro Cosmetics already.

That turned out much more tl;dr that I had intended. Short version? The Super Effective Collection is awesome and I <3 it, and I think this post qualifies me for makeup geekery automatically. And now, I should be getting to bed. Next time, a PortCon 2010 roundup! Maybe!
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ETA I posted a better picture, so go look at the Super Effective Expansion pic again! :)

Holy crap, heat wave. I like warm weather, really I do, but I don't like feeling like I'm stepping into a sauna every time I go outside.

But that's not why I started this post. The point of this post is: makeup geekiness.

The other day, I referred to myself as "a bit of a makeup geek" to a friend. His half-incredulous response was, "makeup geek?". Which, okay, touché. But... )

See? Makeup geekery and just plain geekery, all in one place! I love Shiro Cosmetics already.

That turned out much more tl;dr that I had intended. Short version? The Super Effective Collection is awesome and I <3 it, and I think this post qualifies me for makeup geekery automatically. And now, I should be getting to bed. Next time, a PortCon 2010 roundup! Maybe!
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So Miss K of Aromaleigh has just released her newest collection for order. And holy crap, guys, I want to order them SO much. The collection is called Victoria's Revenge and it's very Victorian/steampunk/fantastic, with color names like Scratched Scruples and Mania's Focus and Gaslight Tears. Moreover, the colors are gorgeous (click on the picture to zoom in). Consequently, half of me is trying desperately to remind myself that I said 'no spending money on frivolities while apartment-hunting and -furnishing' and the other half is trying desperately to convince myself that $25 for a sample set wouldn't really hurt, would it? Argh, I have no self-control.

The apartment search goes on, but I think I may go with the studio I looked at last week. I liked it best of all the places I've seen and I know I can afford it - it's a studio, but eh. At least I'll have my own kitchen! I'm looking at another place tomorrow, but the hassle of getting in touch with the owner just to schedule a showing has not impressed me, so it would have to be a really nice apartment.

In unrelated news, I finally watched 'Let The Right One In' last night. It was fantastic, subtle and creepy and heartbreaking. And such brilliant casting! It was funny, they had a short behind the scenes featurette, and it ends with the director saying that he thinks the film became so successful because they were able to make it with artistic freedom and integrity. I couldn't help but wonder if this was a veiled jab at the American remake scheduled to be released later this year. (Google says yes.) Why, Hollywood, WHY?

(Though I must admit, I am interested to see if Chloe Moretz is up to the role of Abby/Eli. And I enjoyed Cloverfield. So the American version might not suck. We'll see.)

(Also-also, are they seriously considering sequels to both Cloverfield and Kick-Ass? No, seriously, WHY?)
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So Miss K of Aromaleigh has just released her newest collection for order. And holy crap, guys, I want to order them SO much. The collection is called Victoria's Revenge and it's very Victorian/steampunk/fantastic, with color names like Scratched Scruples and Mania's Focus and Gaslight Tears. Moreover, the colors are gorgeous (click on the picture to zoom in). Consequently, half of me is trying desperately to remind myself that I said 'no spending money on frivolities while apartment-hunting and -furnishing' and the other half is trying desperately to convince myself that $25 for a sample set wouldn't really hurt, would it? Argh, I have no self-control.

The apartment search goes on, but I think I may go with the studio I looked at last week. I liked it best of all the places I've seen and I know I can afford it - it's a studio, but eh. At least I'll have my own kitchen! I'm looking at another place tomorrow, but the hassle of getting in touch with the owner just to schedule a showing has not impressed me, so it would have to be a really nice apartment.

In unrelated news, I finally watched 'Let The Right One In' last night. It was fantastic, subtle and creepy and heartbreaking. And such brilliant casting! It was funny, they had a short behind the scenes featurette, and it ends with the director saying that he thinks the film became so successful because they were able to make it with artistic freedom and integrity. I couldn't help but wonder if this was a veiled jab at the American remake scheduled to be released later this year. (Google says yes.) Why, Hollywood, WHY?

(Though I must admit, I am interested to see if Chloe Moretz is up to the role of Abby/Eli. And I enjoyed Cloverfield. So the American version might not suck. We'll see.)

(Also-also, are they seriously considering sequels to both Cloverfield and Kick-Ass? No, seriously, WHY?)

Randomness

May. 20th, 2010 10:24 pm
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Scientists have gotten one step closer to artificially-created life. Amazing, yet somehow frightening.

If I wasn't firmly saving my money for (a) an apartment (still searching) and (b) stuff for my apartment (like kitchen stuff...furniture...a bed...you know, those little luxuries) I would be all over this. A Pokemon-themed mineral makeup eyeshadow collection? Sign me up! (Also, sounds like Aromaleigh may be coming out with a new eyeshadow line that is steampunk-inspired? Fantastic.)

Apartment hunting is ongoing. Everyone is telling me to have fun with it, which is good advice, but I just find it stressful. I'd much rather spend my time pretending to furnish and decorate my still-theoretical new place. (If she sold prints of it, I would buy 'Why Do Robotic Octopuses Cook?' in a heartbeat.)

Randomness

May. 20th, 2010 10:24 pm
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Scientists have gotten one step closer to artificially-created life. Amazing, yet somehow frightening.

If I wasn't firmly saving my money for (a) an apartment (still searching) and (b) stuff for my apartment (like kitchen stuff...furniture...a bed...you know, those little luxuries) I would be all over this. A Pokemon-themed mineral makeup eyeshadow collection? Sign me up! (Also, sounds like Aromaleigh may be coming out with a new eyeshadow line that is steampunk-inspired? Fantastic.)

Apartment hunting is ongoing. Everyone is telling me to have fun with it, which is good advice, but I just find it stressful. I'd much rather spend my time pretending to furnish and decorate my still-theoretical new place. (If she sold prints of it, I would buy 'Why Do Robotic Octopuses Cook?' in a heartbeat.)
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After not posting for almost a month, I have LJ post backlog - a ton of ideas that I want to write about and no energy to do so. Topics I want to discuss: the progression of office drama at work, how badly written my company's mission statement and core values are (seriously, they make me want to scream every time I see them), some books I've recently read, some movies I've recently seen. The probability that I will end up writing about any of these things? Who knows.

Instead, I want to tell a story that most of my P-town friends have heard, but my friends outside of the P-town area have not, yet.

Last Wednesday, I came home from RP night to find an envelope with my name on it on the kitchen table. I opened it up to find two pieces of paper. The first was a formal notice to vacate the premises by July 1. So of course I'm all flailing around "What did I do! I didn't do anything wrong! I pay my rent on time! I'm a good tenant!" and then I look at the second piece of paper. It's a letter from my landlord to all of the tenants saying we're great, he can give us good references, etc, but he's had some financial difficulties and is declaring backruptcy (!) and is selling the house (!!) and the new owner needs us out. (I'm guessing whoever's buying it is planning on just living in it as opposed to renting the rooms.)

Let me say that this is not in any way a disaster; I had already been thinking about the possibility of moving out and had started saving money. I wasn't expecting to do it so soon, but it's not going to be impossible for me. My sister would probably posit that this is actually the universe's way of getting me to move - I tend to be very cautious about life changes so who knows when I'd actually move on my own? (On the other hand, what kind of universe would make my landlord go through bankruptcy just so I'd move? So I am suspicious of this idea.)

So, I am now apartment hunting. Which involves me taking initiative and calling people I don't know, to set up appointments to evaluate/critique/possibly semi-haggle regarding available living spaces. Those of you who know me can imagine how easily I am taking to these tasks (ha ha). So many calls to make! And decisions! Should I rent an apartment on my own? Get a roommate? (Cheaper by far, but I am so tired of living with other people, you don't even know.) Get an efficiency, which is sort of like having a roommate inasmuch as I would only have a single room to call mine? Hmm.

And of course, because I am silly, I rediscovered Apartment Therapy and have spent a ridiculous amount of time drooling over design ideas that I could never actually pull off, but that look so amazing and fun. Apparently I have a frustrated inner interior decorator? Except I'd be terrible at interior design as I have no color or color-blocking sense. Sigh.

Wow, it's...later than I realized. Bedtime!
amatyultare: (pass me that textbook)
After not posting for almost a month, I have LJ post backlog - a ton of ideas that I want to write about and no energy to do so. Topics I want to discuss: the progression of office drama at work, how badly written my company's mission statement and core values are (seriously, they make me want to scream every time I see them), some books I've recently read, some movies I've recently seen. The probability that I will end up writing about any of these things? Who knows.

Instead, I want to tell a story that most of my P-town friends have heard, but my friends outside of the P-town area have not, yet.

Last Wednesday, I came home from RP night to find an envelope with my name on it on the kitchen table. I opened it up to find two pieces of paper. The first was a formal notice to vacate the premises by July 1. So of course I'm all flailing around "What did I do! I didn't do anything wrong! I pay my rent on time! I'm a good tenant!" and then I look at the second piece of paper. It's a letter from my landlord to all of the tenants saying we're great, he can give us good references, etc, but he's had some financial difficulties and is declaring backruptcy (!) and is selling the house (!!) and the new owner needs us out. (I'm guessing whoever's buying it is planning on just living in it as opposed to renting the rooms.)

Let me say that this is not in any way a disaster; I had already been thinking about the possibility of moving out and had started saving money. I wasn't expecting to do it so soon, but it's not going to be impossible for me. My sister would probably posit that this is actually the universe's way of getting me to move - I tend to be very cautious about life changes so who knows when I'd actually move on my own? (On the other hand, what kind of universe would make my landlord go through bankruptcy just so I'd move? So I am suspicious of this idea.)

So, I am now apartment hunting. Which involves me taking initiative and calling people I don't know, to set up appointments to evaluate/critique/possibly semi-haggle regarding available living spaces. Those of you who know me can imagine how easily I am taking to these tasks (ha ha). So many calls to make! And decisions! Should I rent an apartment on my own? Get a roommate? (Cheaper by far, but I am so tired of living with other people, you don't even know.) Get an efficiency, which is sort of like having a roommate inasmuch as I would only have a single room to call mine? Hmm.

And of course, because I am silly, I rediscovered Apartment Therapy and have spent a ridiculous amount of time drooling over design ideas that I could never actually pull off, but that look so amazing and fun. Apparently I have a frustrated inner interior decorator? Except I'd be terrible at interior design as I have no color or color-blocking sense. Sigh.

Wow, it's...later than I realized. Bedtime!
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So, yesterday evening I lost my phone somewhere between my car, the Biddeford Hannaford, and Jason's apartment. After much checking and attempting to call it, I concluded it's lost forever and bought a new one. Now I need to recreate my address book. Everyone, text or call me, please? My number is the same; if you don't have it, let me know.

I am fairly pleased with my new phone (QWERTY keyboard FTW!) and it wasn't as expensive as I feared due to the niceness of the Verizon store folks, but I feel slightly disgruntled and somewhat guilty that I was so careless.

In other news, work stress is gradually bleeding over into life stress, primarily because of Christmas. I'm averaging about nine hours a day at work now, not including lunch, which is lower than the average 10 hours a day a few weeks back but is still a long day. And I'm so behind on everything that I am constantly fighting mental inertia - I have no idea how I'll ever get caught up, so it's easy to slow down and just get the minimum done, and I really have to push myself to do more. This all equates to little time and less mental energy to think up and shop for Christmas presents. I still have several people to buy gifts for - this is by far the most down-to-the-wire Christmas I've ever had.

Eh, enough whining. My life is actually really good - I'm having a lot of fun, my friends are great, and Jason is amazing. I'm just a little tired, and therefore grumpy. But it will pass. More importantly: PHONE NUMBERS. And I shall venture out of Panera on what will hopefully be my last shopping trip of the Christmas season.
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So, yesterday evening I lost my phone somewhere between my car, the Biddeford Hannaford, and Jason's apartment. After much checking and attempting to call it, I concluded it's lost forever and bought a new one. Now I need to recreate my address book. Everyone, text or call me, please? My number is the same; if you don't have it, let me know.

I am fairly pleased with my new phone (QWERTY keyboard FTW!) and it wasn't as expensive as I feared due to the niceness of the Verizon store folks, but I feel slightly disgruntled and somewhat guilty that I was so careless.

In other news, work stress is gradually bleeding over into life stress, primarily because of Christmas. I'm averaging about nine hours a day at work now, not including lunch, which is lower than the average 10 hours a day a few weeks back but is still a long day. And I'm so behind on everything that I am constantly fighting mental inertia - I have no idea how I'll ever get caught up, so it's easy to slow down and just get the minimum done, and I really have to push myself to do more. This all equates to little time and less mental energy to think up and shop for Christmas presents. I still have several people to buy gifts for - this is by far the most down-to-the-wire Christmas I've ever had.

Eh, enough whining. My life is actually really good - I'm having a lot of fun, my friends are great, and Jason is amazing. I'm just a little tired, and therefore grumpy. But it will pass. More importantly: PHONE NUMBERS. And I shall venture out of Panera on what will hopefully be my last shopping trip of the Christmas season.
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Well, are you?

First real snow of the season today (if you don't have to shovel, it doesn't count as real snow), and I am reasonably pleased with my car's handling. Say what you will about Fords, but at least I can get up my street's hill and don't spin out every ten seconds like with the Volvo. But I'm still taking it very slowly and carefully of course. Friends in the P-town area or otherwise in bad weather, stay safe.

We decided to close the office today, so I am currently hanging out at the Westbrook Panera. Free wi-fi! Hot chocolate and really tasty mac & cheese! But I'm heading over to Julie's momentarily to watch her play WoW, hehe. It'll be good times.

I owe my friends list a real update, but I am a little too lazy at the moment. Maybe later? Short version: things are stressful at work but are otherwise good.
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Well, are you?

First real snow of the season today (if you don't have to shovel, it doesn't count as real snow), and I am reasonably pleased with my car's handling. Say what you will about Fords, but at least I can get up my street's hill and don't spin out every ten seconds like with the Volvo. But I'm still taking it very slowly and carefully of course. Friends in the P-town area or otherwise in bad weather, stay safe.

We decided to close the office today, so I am currently hanging out at the Westbrook Panera. Free wi-fi! Hot chocolate and really tasty mac & cheese! But I'm heading over to Julie's momentarily to watch her play WoW, hehe. It'll be good times.

I owe my friends list a real update, but I am a little too lazy at the moment. Maybe later? Short version: things are stressful at work but are otherwise good.
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I am sort of in this happy yet weirdly anxious mood where I feel so grateful for my friends and their awesomeness, and am concerned that I will never be as good a friend to them as they are to me.

THANK YOU, EVERYONE. You rock and I <3 you all.

Still on a bit of an adrenaline high after dancing (it's been so long! and it was so much fun! definitely needs to happen again) but I think it's bedtime. Later, all!
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I am sort of in this happy yet weirdly anxious mood where I feel so grateful for my friends and their awesomeness, and am concerned that I will never be as good a friend to them as they are to me.

THANK YOU, EVERYONE. You rock and I <3 you all.

Still on a bit of an adrenaline high after dancing (it's been so long! and it was so much fun! definitely needs to happen again) but I think it's bedtime. Later, all!

A question

Oct. 13th, 2009 06:34 pm
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Those of you who are in the P-town area or thereabouts: I am trying to organize a night out at a club (dancing!) this weekend. What I need to know is: would Friday or Saturday night work better for y'all?

I am pretty excited about the prospect, if I can actually get it all figured out and arranged.

A question

Oct. 13th, 2009 06:34 pm
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Those of you who are in the P-town area or thereabouts: I am trying to organize a night out at a club (dancing!) this weekend. What I need to know is: would Friday or Saturday night work better for y'all?

I am pretty excited about the prospect, if I can actually get it all figured out and arranged.
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] virgoslaw: Tights are Not Pants. Possibly the best grass-roots social action movement in the history of the world.

Today was a good day, for no particular reason - I just found myself smiling and being bouncy and cheerful. After last week at work, which was full of small frustrations, I really appreciated it. (I have to add, though, that last week outside of work was great. It was so full of awesomeness that I can't even list it all, in fact.)

This weekend Mom is having a 'harvest party' up in the DFC, so I'm heading up Friday night. I'm not entirely certain what she has in mind; I know she had some grandiose plans when she first came up with the idea, but she's been pretty busy with work.

I forgot to post and commemorate it, but last Monday was the one-year anniversary of me moving to P-town. Last Tuesday was the one-year mark for being at my job. It's gone by quickly while at the same time feeling like it's been forever since I didn't live here. Life is strange sometimes.

My 24th birthday is rapidly approaching. I told everyone I wanted us all to go out dancing. We never do, and it's one thing I really miss. But now, I need to figure out what dance clubs in P-town (a) exist and (b) are decent. Hmm.

(One suggestion was a gay club - which would be fine, gay clubs are generally more relaxed than straight clubs in my experience - called Styxx. Which amuses me because our favorite club back at 'Gate was also a gay club called Styxx. Small world...)

I need to get up early tomorrow, so I'm off to get ready for bed. Night, all!
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] virgoslaw: Tights are Not Pants. Possibly the best grass-roots social action movement in the history of the world.

Today was a good day, for no particular reason - I just found myself smiling and being bouncy and cheerful. After last week at work, which was full of small frustrations, I really appreciated it. (I have to add, though, that last week outside of work was great. It was so full of awesomeness that I can't even list it all, in fact.)

This weekend Mom is having a 'harvest party' up in the DFC, so I'm heading up Friday night. I'm not entirely certain what she has in mind; I know she had some grandiose plans when she first came up with the idea, but she's been pretty busy with work.

I forgot to post and commemorate it, but last Monday was the one-year anniversary of me moving to P-town. Last Tuesday was the one-year mark for being at my job. It's gone by quickly while at the same time feeling like it's been forever since I didn't live here. Life is strange sometimes.

My 24th birthday is rapidly approaching. I told everyone I wanted us all to go out dancing. We never do, and it's one thing I really miss. But now, I need to figure out what dance clubs in P-town (a) exist and (b) are decent. Hmm.

(One suggestion was a gay club - which would be fine, gay clubs are generally more relaxed than straight clubs in my experience - called Styxx. Which amuses me because our favorite club back at 'Gate was also a gay club called Styxx. Small world...)

I need to get up early tomorrow, so I'm off to get ready for bed. Night, all!

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