Monday, March 26, 2012

Pics and it happened!

So I cut my hair over the weekend. All the bleaching and dying, and bleaching and dying some more, that I did with my hair last year really kind of dried it out and I was getting tired of trying to make it look decent everyday...so I hacked it off. Well, rather....I put it in a low ponytail and had my mom hack it off for me. Then I trimmed it up to a halfway decent length and I'm happy with it now. It's simple and it feels nice. 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Pulling Faces

So this will mark day six of teeth whitening. I've been using those generic brand whitening strips for five days now and I've been attempting to document the results.






Why yes I did have to pull some interesting faces to reveal that much of my teeth for the camera. And yes, it looks way awkward when cropped. Meh. I guess I'm used to looking awkward....but honestly I'm only seeing mild results. Granted, it's supposed to take fourteen days, but....

Anyways, it's Friday and I get to leave today. Woot! Laterz.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Withering

You know, I think if I didn't have a little bit of food still hanging out in my room I would start becoming very malnourished. I'm running out of money for food here on campus and I have this innate phobia of the cafeteria. Specifically, eating there alone, which is how it always seems to go down...

I have this fear that when I run out of crap to snack on in here I'm gonna die. If I had a kitchen and a job, I would just stock up on groceries and cook my own food. Which would be decidedly better than anything the cafeteria could offer but I don't currently have access to such things.

So I feel like I'm gonna have to suck it up and go back down to Garvey for food next week. I'd rather not, but I'm gonna have to. I can't subsist on just fruit and crackers....

Monday, March 19, 2012

Ominous Skies and Rain Clouds



Good afternoon! How is everyone? I'm doing alright today. I'm currently sitting at my desk eating some soup with scallops and working on an English essay about Nazi propaganda photos. Interesting stuff right?





Them clouds look pretty ominous don't they? Within minutes of uploading these photos, the sky grew tremendously darker and now we're having a torrential downpour. I could only giggle in amusement as half-naked hussies scrambled for the indoors. No lightning or thunder yet, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


Regressing a bit, I have to say that I had a fantastic weekend. I didn't really accomplish much of anything and even though I felt tired and hazy from all the humidity, it was still good. It was relaxing and I had fun. 


*Lightning!!!!*


My brother gave Chris his old xBox 360 and then Chris bought MW3 so they spent a good chunk of Saturday night playing. I sat around in my brother's room and watched them with a glass of Coke and tequila. That was enjoyable. 


On Sunday, Chris and I visited the thrift shop. I hadn't been there in a while so I gave it a go to see if I could find a light jacket that would be suitable for spring. I ended up finding more than just a jacket, of course, but that was to be expected!




These first two blouses are the exact same item in the exact same size, just two different colors. I lucked out, because they're both awesome! And made of lace!




This is my new spring jacket. It's lined with velvet and even has velvet covered buttons. It sits just below my hips and is nicely fitted. It has shoulder pads hidden up in there somewhere but I'm not too bothered. I also got a black corduroy blazer, but alas I didn't bring that one to school with me so I have no photos of it. Next time!


I also got myself some generic brand teeth whitening strips. They're pretty much the same ingredients as Crest but for more than half the price. What a deal right? So I put some on last night....




See a difference? Yeah, me either...


I also brought back some yummy food from home. Mom gave me some grapes and strawberries to keep in my fridge, and I also made green tea cupcakes. Finally right?! They turned out soooo gooood too, I'm really happy! And I have some cans of Arizona green tea, which is amazing.






Well, have a good evening folks. I have to get back to that essay which is due on Wednesday. And study for a Math test. And read up on Philosophy. Laterz!

Friday, March 16, 2012

70 Degrees F

It's a warm and blissful day. The windows are open and Kayla is propped up in her chair, lounging in front of the computer, and letting the warm sun seep into her pale glowing legs. She is calm and she is happy. A sip of water slides down her throat and her eyes focus once more upon the screen....






Wellllll...classes are done for the week and I'm SO looking forward to getting out of here tonight. I've got my stuff packed up already so now I'm just watching Youtube videos and killing time before Chris arrives. I even cleaned my room already. How productive hmm?


If only I could convince myself to get a head start on my homework for the weekend. Blegh. I just want to sit here and enjoy the cool refreshing breeze coming in the window. Gods, it's so lovely outside right now. If I had someone to chill with I'd probably go for a walk.


If you guys check out my daily style blog you'll know that I mentioned that I've worn a dress every day this week. It's true, I even donned one today. That's like....a new record for me and I hadn't even intended to do it. I wonder if I can pull that off over the weekend too?


Speaking of the weekend, tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, which I won't really be observing unless it's some kind of rite or ritual to the fairy peoples of Ireland. I guess if you count starting a bunch of seeds a rite, then I suppose I AM observing it. Because that's my plan for tomorrow. It's going to be so nice outside so I'm gonna plant seeds in my little starter kit. Whilst working on homework of course.


On Sunday I'm finally gonna make my green tea cupcakes, also whilst doing homework. I've been putting off baking them for over two weeks now since Mom always doing something in the kitchen when I'm home...but I'm not putting it off any longer.


So....I'm gonna get to Youtube. Have a lovely weekend, fellow bloggers.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

One Lovely Blog Award


List seven things about yourself and then tag 15 other bloggers.

1. I've been suffering from depression for over 6 years and I've just now started taking antidepressants. I feel better already and I feel as though I can start letting things go and move on.

2. My dream is to live and teach in Japan. After I graduate, my plan is to get a job as an ALT with JET or another government sponsored program and then drag my boyfriend with me.

3. I love raspberry iced tea. I drink it all spring and summer long. Following behind this is iced Matcha Latte.

4. I'm obsessed with Heath Ledger's Joker. v_v *shame....* I even write fan-fiction and collect photos on my computer. He's just a fascinating take on my favorite comic book villain.

5. I have almost all the Puppet Master movies. I'm only missing a few of the newer ones and I'm always on the hunt to find them cheap somewhere. My favorite puppet is Blade, of course!

6. My favorite color to wear is grey, because it's classy and less obviously "Goth" so I can coordinate it so many different ways. It also makes red hair look more vibrant!

7. I enjoyed being "stuck" with needles. I think that's why I visit Bio Life and donate plasma so often. Which is funny, because I used to be terrified of getting shots as a kid.

Passing it on:

Witchin' in the Kitchen
What I Wore 2Day
Zerudas Wonderland
Requiem in D
Saffron Sugar
Intravenous Sugar
Justine Chantelle
Moments like Diamonds
Bats and Bunnies
The Midnight Ballroom
Keep Calm and Blog On

That's as many as I can come up with here that probably haven't been nominated already. And since I was also nominated for this award over on my Lolita blog, I'm just gonna x-post because I'm lazy!!! ^_^

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Glass Half Full....

But what's in the glass? ^_^






It's so warm outside right now that I have my window open and the breeze coming through feels heavenly. I know it's not very "gawthick" and insults my pale skin's sensibilities but I love sunshine. It's almost like I can sit outside and photosynthesize or something. At least I can make Vitamin D and I'm sure that'll also help my antidepressants along in treating my depression problems. So I'm gonna soak up lots of rays. After applying SPF  50 of course.


On my last day of Spring Break (which was Sunday) I transplanted my Aloe Vera into a bigger pot, since it was getting awfully crapped in the previous one. Now hopefully it can expand and grow huge and I'll have tons of aloe this summer for any possible (definitely probable) sunburns. 






Of course my mom's cat wanted in on every photo, but hey, maybe she's worried about sunburn also. She does spend an awful lot of time on the porch in the summer, lying in the sun. A viable concern indeed.


So it's Tuesday. This means I've been taking my antidepressants for a whole week now. Maybe it's just a placebo effect, but I do feel better. He said it would take up to two weeks to start really working in a noticeable fashion, but hey....


Whatever the cause, I want to hang onto this. I feel cheerful and friendly. And motivated, sort of. Which means I'll probably work on my homework for Biology tonight, which I'm quite behind in. I've been watching Youtube j-vloggers do their thing and talk about being an ALT in Japan and that's really driven up my motivation to work for my dreams as well. 


I even printed out some hiragana worksheets to practice on when I was in the library earlier. ^_^


This is nice, I really do hope it lasts. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Transitions

Well spooky peoples, my spring break is drawing nearer to an end. Unfortunately, I spent most of this week being rather sick and dealing with side effects from my new pills. Add on to that some crap weather and we've got one rather unhappy me.

I went to the doctor on Monday to talk about my depression issues. I was lucky enough to get a doctor who is well-versed in mood disorders and takes treatment seriously. So we talked a little bit about my symptoms and medical history. He ended up prescribing my a medication called Celexa, which is a generic version of Prozac. It's supposed to take a minimum of two weeks to take full effect, so until then I just have to ride out the nasty side effects. Which have included thus far: headaches, insomnia, and nausea. Oh yeah, they also make me a bit drowsy and dizzy.

I just keep telling myself that this is going to help and to stick with it. I'm tempted to just chuck the whole bottle of pills into the garbage at this point though. I wanted to enjoy my spring break, not spend it camped out on the couch and praying to whatever gods I still believe in to keep my stomach contents in my stomach.

I had all these plans to dress up this week too and those have gone, quite literally, out the window. Any ambition to write much of anything disappeared too. I'm so tired of feeling sick and bored all the time.

Anyways, sorry this was just a whiny personal rant, I do hope the entries to come will be cheerier.

On a brighter note, look what Eva made for me:


Isn't it adorable? <3 I totally want a bat purse now to complete the look!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Spring Break!


Hello ladies and gents!~ It's officially spring break now and I'm back home in Buffalo with my family, which means I'm feeling much much happier about life in general. So happy, in fact, that I went ahead and dressed up. I haven't worn these dreadfalls in.....years I guess, and I decided it was time to dust them off and give them a go before I sell them. I'm simply not a fan of the color combination anymore so I might be in the market for dreads of a different hue...


So...if anyone's interested in buying them off me, I'll probably sell them around $30-40 w/o shipping. I paid at least $100 for them new and they haven't gotten much use, so more than half off is quite deal no? Let me know!



Thursday, March 1, 2012

A very grey day

It was sunny this morning, I swear. Sunny and so warm the snow was melting. Now it's cloudy, cold, and grey again. The snow looks dismal and makes me long for spring and summer. Screw my seasonal allergies, anything is better than this.

It's also March 1st, which means Black March is starting. So no buying or downloading any content (music/movies/etc) from major corporations. If the mood strikes me though, I will support local artists who actually retain all the funds from their work. It shouldn't be a big issue though, I have plenty of old books, music, and movies to tide me over for more than a month, no problem.

I missed out on Sophistique Noir's theme of the month post. I had this great idea to assemble all the articles of grey clothing I own (which is a LOT) and photograph it, but I've been a bit busy this week and I got side-tracked. So perhaps next month then.

Next week is spring break and I'm super excited. It'll be a whole week of dressing up and chilling out at home, doing things with the boyfriend and family, and just generally being away from the school zone. I'll also (hopefully) be starting medication on Monday if I get something and so that week off school will be good for monitoring how I'll do on it. I'm a little nervous to be honest, but I know I need to treat this and start moving on with my life and being happy.

I don't have much homework tonight either. Just some readings for my Mythology class since we have a test tomorrow and then I think I might watch Bram Stoker's Dracula. Maybe it's just me but I think Gary Oldman makes for a very sexy Dracula. It's probably just me, yeah.


Anyways, laterz! ^_^