17 October 2012

Getting Better

My sinus infection is slowly getting better. I'm better functioning and able to study, finally. I was afraid I wasn't being productive enough and warned my professors. So far, only one has responded, and has been amazing.

I still hate my week old bouquet smelling nasal spray and my horrid tasting cough medicine that looks like antifreeze, but it works. That's the important part.

In the mean time, I've been blogging way too much, watching cartoons snuggled up with my cat, and watching Charmed like it's going out of style. The later seasons have been coming on TV early in the morning, though I've just started a mini marathon of the first season.

It is sooooo grainy on this HD tv! Doesn't stop me from loving the hell out of it.

Eventually I will get all of the seasons. Eventually I'll get all of the seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, too. Those shows were my favorites in high school, and generally the only bits of television I watched after I got entirely sick of The X-Files after Mulder disappeared. After that, I hated that show. Most of my fashion at the time was inspired by characters in either Charmed or Buffy, haha.

I need to study now. I leave with another song of the night, Love Spit Love's version of How Soon is Now. This song was originally done by The Smiths in 1985. I most fondly remember this version of the song from the movie The Craft (another one of my all time favorites), and then later as the theme song for the show Charmed.

Have a great night, everyone! 

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16 October 2012

Song(s) of the Night

Got some more tunes for the night for you, lovelies.

Tonight is a bit of a three for one special - I've been listening to Placebo and David Bowie a lot lately. David Bowie has always been an inspiration to me because of how versatile he is. I grew up listening to his music with my father, and wanting to be Ziggy Stardust. I love his transformations, his music, and - being frank - the man is damn sexy. When I read through Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles I could see him in my mind as the perfect Lestat.

So I begin with one of my favorite Bowie songs, Let's Dance. Every time I hear it on the radio I blast it and sing it like a madwoman, not giving a damn about who is watching me. I have a rule in my car: if David Bowie is playing, you shut the hell up. Period.

I've always loved Placebo as well, from the moment I heard the song Pure Morning on 103.1 The Buzz  in 1998. I played the album Without You I'm Nothing so much that I finally wore out the disc. Brian Molko used to be one of my biggest fashion inspirations. He is so androgynous, something I've always fancied, that I tried my damndest to be like him fashion wise. 

My song for them tonight is Taste In Men, off of the Sleeping With Ghosts album. 

Now, the cherry on top, both Placebo and David Bowie performing Without You I'm Nothing live. This has to be one of my all time favorite songs period. I love the lyrics, I love the music, and I love it even more when two of my favorite artists team up to sing one of my all time favorite songs.

I'm off now to continue my nightly medicine routine to help kick this sinusitis. So far the z-pak has helped kill some of the breathing issues, and the nasal spray has only made my poor abused schnoz bleed even more. The cough syrup is the color of antifreeze that would go in a car, and the muscle relaxers for my TMJ make me go to sleep. This week is going to be one big blur.


Influenster Got A Makeover!

If you've been following this blog for any length of time, I'm sure you know that I'm a member of Influenster.

What is Influenster? Influenster is a community of trendsetters invited to share their lifestyles and show their influence to quialify for personalized product shipments, special rewards and exclusive deals from brands they love.

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Now that the site has been improved, you have to request an invite from the site itself or from an existing member.

It is definitely worth it to sign up. So far, I've received three VoxBoxes so far (Love VoxBox, Summer VoxBox, and Bride to Be VoxBox). I've had the opportunity to try so many products that I would have probably otherwise bypassed thanks to this program. And it's not always sample sizes! I have received quite a few full size products and money saving coupons through the VoxBox program.

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15 October 2012

The Results Are In

The illness that has been making my life hell for the past week and a half is definitely sinusitis. She said it was caused by a combination of my allergies and smoking.

I now have a slew of medications to take on the daily until this beast is gone.

Until then, I'm bundled and wearing scarves that cover my jaws and ears even though it's about 85 degrees outside. We don't get fall in Florida - just a slightly lower temp with the same awful humidity. I look like a loon out there in my scarves and hats.

My next challenge is to quit smoking, if stress doesn't get to me this time. Another one of my employees called me earlier to tell me he might be quitting, and I'm losing another because of a medical condition. That is all well and good, but I'm the one who has to take up the slack when it comes to picking up shifts. It just so happens that I have a deposition coming up and if both people decide to leave this week, my choices are to either close the store or wind up in contempt of court and face potential jail time.

I'm ready to quit myself, I just don't have a backup job to pay the bills.

I'm sick of all of the drama.

14 October 2012

Walking Dead Season 3 Premier

I've spent all weekend watching the Walking Dead marathon in anticipation of the new season.

All I can really say is Oh Em Gee. Times infinity.

Thar be spoilers ahead, so if you haven't seen the episode please disregard this post, or come back after you've seen it and share your thoughts!

11 October 2012

Hells Yeah!

The twenty page paper that was due?

Not only did I get it in on time, but apparently writing about pot was the right thing to do.

I got a perfect score and my professor loved it.

How does it make me feel?

10 October 2012

Hunger Games FTW

Old post is old. I just realized that I hadn't published this, and it was only a draft. Enjoy the geekery.

After a few months of anticipation, I got my copy of The Hunger Games last night. In true need fashion I got the special package with the pendant, which I wear with pride ^_^

Let me just say it was fucking awesome! 

I read all of the books, so I was almost afraid when I heard they were making a movie. 

I wasn't disappointed. Jennifer Lawrence is the perfect Katniss. I cannot wait for the other films to be released. 

I was particularly pleased with how absolutely dreary District 12 was. It was everything that I had hoped for after reading the books. I also adored the hallucination scenes. And Rue! That girl made me cry so hard. It was love from the first moment she appeared in the books, and it was love when she first appeared in the movie. It's hard not to love her, to root for her, to develop an attachment.

I still have to do a full post with all of my China Glaze Hunger Games Collection colors (that I'm missing a few of T_T). I'm so geeked over this series it's not funny. 

I finally got earrings to match the pendant, but they are so heavy that they are almost impossible to wear for more than a few hours. They leave my ears in pain.  

Drive Like Ray Charles Day

It appears that it is Drive Like Ray Charles day in my city.

In a simple fifteen minute drive, I was nearly sideswiped by some kid who fashioned himself to be a billy badass and thought I wasn't turning fast enough at a three way turn, nearly smashed between a school bus and a big truck, nearly clipped the rear end of a trailer because the idiot driving didn't pull fully into the turning lane, honked at by some asshole riding my bumper when there was an entire empty lane next to us where he could clearly pass, almost hit again by the truck riding my ass after a paint truck in front of me didn't have break lights on their trailer, and then nearly hit by a small Chevy in the turning lane going to my house because I apparently wasn't going fast enough for his taste.

All of that in the less than four mile drive from my mother's school and back to my home.

What pisses me off the most is half of that happened in a school zone. A fucking school zone.

I would have expected this when I lived in a larger city, not in this town of less than 70,000 people.

It doesn't help that I'm PMSing like hell and don't want to deal with any sort of crap today. I'm not in any mood for any sort of dumbass behind the wheel of a vehicle that they don't fully know how to control.

This is on top of seeing articles about a friend that passed away recently. The articles aren't bad - it's the comments on the articles that make me want to choke someone. You didn't know him, have some fucking decency. My boyfriend and I knew him, and no, we won't talk about it. End of story.

I'm done with this post for now. All I have wanted to do for the last few days is rip heads off of people.

09 October 2012

Song of the Night

I'm on a huge 80's kick. I was lucky enough to be old enough to catch some of the music toward the end of the decade and remember watching the videos on Mtv. This one came out the year I was born, but still got airplay for quite a few years after that.

I was SO excited to see Shannon's Give Me Tonight on the Party Monster soundtrack. At the time I was experimenting with the club scene in central Florida, so it almost seemed like it was my soundtrack at the time. There are so many songs that seemed so fit for me and the scene at the time. Listening to it always brings back great memories.

This one will always be one of my favorites - another song that reminds me of my days of leaving the house after 10PM and not coming home until just after dawn, after watching the sun rise over a cup of coffee at Denny's.

05 October 2012

Song of the Night

Song of the night: New York New York by Nina Hagen (1983)

The cool thing about this woman is she was considered an opera prodigy as child, then combined those skills with electro and punk and then bam, instant magic.

She's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, I will admit. My parents hated her voice, and hated when I blasted this song, but I always thought it was amazing. She is in her own league with sound and fashion. She's amazing. 

Enough with my blabbering. Enjoy!

20 Page Paper Due Sunday

Have I started said paper?



At least it's about a topic I'm quite familiar with: pot.

I can write twenty pages about pot and it's many uses.

I know it's not very beauty related, but I may share it after the semester is over, if I get a decent enough grade.

04 October 2012

Recent Health Issues and Stress

Recently I've had more health issues come about.

A few weeks ago I was told by my dentist I've got TMJ. I was given some medication, but now that I'm finished with the meds, my jaw hurts on BOTH sides when it was originally only one side.

My muscles and joints have been going haywire for a while now; diet changes have had absolutely no effect since I assumed it was a potential dietary thing. I've got an appointment with my doctor in a few days to discuss the possibility of arthritis, which does run early in my family. I'm hoping that I don't end up on more pills. I've already got a decent daily regimen thanks to allergies and other issues with my teeth.

I'm too young to be falling apart! I'm only 27 for cripes sake!

I just want to be healthy and stress free. Stress is the largest part of my TMJ. I grind my teeth at night. My boyfriend says it sounds like two balloons being rubbed together. The stress of school and my job don't help, and the only days I don't grind are my days off. Last night wasn't a very good one, and I did grind a lot, mainly because we are in the process of training a new hire (which went well tonight - she's the one) and then one of my top employees being out with a contagious virus.

I've got quite a few things that need to be finished before bed, though tonight I'm going to forgo my usual duties and just go to sleep. I've had such a stressful week otherwise I think I deserve one night where I just lay in bed and watch the History Channel until I fall asleep.

Bride-to-Be VoxBox 2012

Hello, everyone!

I was qualified for another great VoxBox from Influenster, this one for brides to be.

There are some amazing products in this box, including hair care products from Schwarzkopf Professionals, eyelashes from Kiss, and some herbal relaxation aids. I'm really excited to try it all!

In conjunction with this box, I've created a new blog focusing on all of the nerdy ideas that we come up with for our wedding. Zombie wedding cake, anyone? The new blog can be found here: nerdweddings.blogspot.com

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02 October 2012

Long Time, No See

I aplogize for such a long absence. Life has been insane, as usual!

School has started once again, and I've been going full force with school and work.

My store's second anniversary was over the weekend, and I drank entirely too much.

This degree has proven to be much harder than the last, and the workload is very high. I think I'm in over my head, though I will try my best.

I'm also going to be creating a new blog full of wedding ideas. Our date hasn't quite been set yet, thought want to have a space to keep my ideas.

I hope you've all been well!


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