As you know, I’m working on a couple different ways to make some extra money around the house. So last week, Ben and I went to the park and took some shots to showcase the three main styles of crochet stuffs I’ll be selling on Etsy. I wanted to launch today, but all the pictures I took this morning with my own camera turned out pretty crappy. I thought about it, and I decided that if I have the time and the energy to do it right, I might as well scrap it and retake everything with Ben’s camera, even though that is maddening.
I don’t actually have a lot of time to work on the Etsy site, even though I think about it and talk about it basically constantly. I worry that when we do open everybody’s going to take one look at it and think, ‘all that drama for this?’ I mean, if I just wanted to make money, a minimum wage cashier gig, or a string of housecleaning jobs would have doubled what I’ll make from this store in half the work time. I’m starting this in the same spirit that I started to blog. I don’t really know where this journey will lead, but I’m going to go forward and figure it out along the way. There’s no real rush to open. It’s only my own anxiousness that’s making me want to get to the next step. I’ve been toiling over something nobody but Ben sees for literally months now (a month and 24 days counts as months, right?), and I’m anxious to get it moving. So, instead of this being a launch post, it’ll have to be a sneak preview of sorts. What can I say? Patience is not one of my virtues.
In the meantime, I’ve found a good calendaring solution for my immediate needs:
My “to do” board/office mirror
Hat by me (of course)
Scarf is a hand-me-down from my great grandma
Green tank (under the vest) from The Gap
Vest from Ross
Navy Talbots jacket from the thrift store
Overskirt is a wrap around from Many Hands in Corvallis, Or
Underskirt is from the thrift store
Shoes are Taos from Footwise Corvallis, Or
Yesterday was my Liveblog/Livestream of Die Hard 1. Counting myself, my boyfriend and everybody that joined us online, there were four people in attendance. No one stayed for the whole movie, not even me (pee break), but I had a great time and I can’t wait to do it again tomorrow.
I only actually slept between the hours of 4:30 and 7:30 this morning, and it’s 10:30 p.m. now, so this is probably going to make less sense then cows on a calculus. But a woman has to try.
I made a commitment to weekdaily posts, and I don’t back down. What’s the difference between a dedicated blogger and a pit bull with lipstick? The pit bull knows when to let go. Also, she takes the time to at least attempt to work on her appearance. Obviously the blogger stopped caring years ago.
Guess who had burgers for dinner and chili cheese fries for desert? Ben. But I helped.
Also, watch this. I already tweeted about it, but 60 whole people read my blog, only 520 people follow me on twitter, so… Wait, for real? It used to be 530. I must have scared them away when I told them to watch this. Whatever, who needs those people. Watch this, you won’t regret it. I laughed until I cried, and that’s not just because my eyes were starting to swell due to over exposure.
Can you tell why my knees are bad at 27? It’s because I stand like a damn double amputee all the fucking time! WHY CAN’T I STAND LIKE A HUMAN INSTEAD OF A MARIONETTE?!
Scarf is from a shop on Main Street in Seal Beach on Main Street. Beyond that, I have no memory of it.
Jacket is from a thrift store
Green long sleeved shirt is from The Gap
Maroon tank is from Target
Wrap-around skirt is from Many Hands in Corvallis, OR
Leg warmers are from Target
Merrell’s are from REI
Guess who’s a little bit drunk in these pics. It’s Ben. Just kidding, it’s totally me. And before you ask, I have no idea why I’m making the angry face in some of them. Ben and I went to Octoberfest and I had 22 ounces of hard cider and ended up like this. I’m a cheap date.
Also, the cat has recently (in the last hour and a half) decided that we’re in love, and she won’t stop jumping up on my desk to purr, sit on my keyboard and push all my shit off into the floor by rubbing her head on it. I guess she’s finally over being angry at the humans for the existence of dog.
Oh, and some of you are probably like “isn’t she in a 12 step program?” Yep. Still am, this isn’t a horrible, tragic relapse or anything. There are about a million more 12 step programs than the drunk one (although you wouldn’t believe it to hear them tell it!) and the reason I never say what program I’m in is because it violates the anonymity clause. I think it’s kind of obvious from reading my blog what program I might be in, but if you ever want to know, just email me, I’ll tell you in private, I have no qualms. Sometimes I get a little amazed that, with my genetics I’m not an alcoholic. But then I buy a beer, drink half the neck and leave the rest to sweat itself to death. It’s really rare to see me even this drunk. So don’t you feel lucky?
Scarf is from REI
Misfits shirt was a gift from my dad
Green undershirt from The Gap
Skirt is Forever 21
Green tights are from Target
Socks are also from Target
Vans from the Vans Store
This outfit was really comfortable, and I felt totally cute all day. As you may be able to see from the bunching around the knees, the leggings should have been a size smaller, but whatever, they were really cozy! I feel I must confess that I didn’t actually wear the taos heels to work, I wore my ever present Merell flats, but I’m so sick of seeing them in my outfit posts that I changed my shoes for the pictures.
Belt is from some (ugly) Charter Club slacks I bought at Macy’s. Honestly, I have no idea what I was thinking when I bought those.
Black top is from The Gap
Blue tank is from Target
Pink Skirt is from The Gap
Black leggings are from Macy’s
Mary Janes are from Taos
I bought this skirt on clearance at Target for, like, 6 bucks and I love it. It has pockets! Also, it’s basically see-through, so that’s why I’m wearing leggings under it.
Cardigan is from Macy’s. I cant remember the brand and I can’t find it right now. It might be NY & Co.
Olive tank is from Target
Black undershirt is from The Gap
Skirt is from Target
Leggings from Target
Merell flats from REI
I’m pretty sure I’ve worn this or a version of this before. Oh well.
The photos where I’m showing my nails didn’t come out that great, and it’s a shame because they were this wonderful matte yellow that I was fairly proud of. I got it by combining Revlon Top Speed #305 Electric and Pop Nail Glam #33 de-glaze.
T-shirt is from The Gap
Dress is from Ross
Underskirt is from Target
Saltwater Sandals are from Amazon