Today I've been trying to record the vlog to announce the winner of the hello kitty giveaway. It's not going well. I don't know what's up with my software or whatnot, but if I can't figure it out tonight I'll just announce the winner tomorrow in a normal blog.
In the meantime, please enjoy this cute kitten video:
I have one more bottle of Hello Kitty for MAC nail polish I'm willing to give away. It's Vestral White and comes in the super cute bottle and packaging of the HK for MAC line. I'm also throwing in a little notebook and a ruler. It's back to school season and even though I'm not in school, school supplies are one of my favorite things.
To enter this giveaway you can do up to three of the following:
1.) Simply comment on this post. 2.) Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post. 3.) Tweet about the giveaway (my twitter: click here).
[edit: please let me know in your comments how many times and what ways you entered! Thanks.]
I'll draw the winner on Tuesday the 25th and then do a vlog about it.
Let me know if you have any questions and good luck!
I'm coming up on my 150th post and I'll be doing a giveaway to celebrate! I have one more Hello Kitty for MAC nail polish I'm willing to give away and some other fun HK stuff.
For now though I have some pictures to share with you. Do you know of Zoya nail polish? It's formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate & camphor free. Recently they had a very cool promotion where they gave away three nail polishes free to celebrate reaching their goal of 5000 twitter followers. These are the colors I picked:
Loredana, Casey and Laurie.
I love gray nail polish so I decided to do Loredana with french tips using my Hello Kitty for MAC On the Prowl (the lighter gray).
Just Loredana ...
Loredana with On the Prowl tips
Loredana is a really amazing matte velvet finish. The pictures don't really capture how matte it really is. And the lighter gray polish has a normal amount of shine to it. I really like the contrast in texture.
I initially heard of Zoya through All Lacquered Up's blog (which btw is an amazing and addictive blog). Zoya only sells their products online and to professional salons so that's prob why, but far I'm loving their polish and had a good experience with them.
Now we'll just see how long I can keep this manicure looking good ... I am not nice to my nails.
a cute little short film/love story i happened upon today.
And going in a totally different direction ...
Last night I watched Noriko's Dinner Table. It's sort of a sequel sort of a prequel to Suicide Club/Circle. I liked Suicide Club, but it was maybe a little too fucked up for my taste. Despite the gore being over the top almost funny and really unrealistic, it grossed me out and was hard to watch a lot of the parts.
However, Noriko's Dinner Table was a lot less gory and a lot more touching. I liked it a lot. I think it more obviously illustrates the theme of being connected to yourself and to other people (specifically in an age where technological communication ironically disconnects people), but I think they're both about that. And both about alienated youth bla bla bla. Suicide Club left me feeling mostly confused. The trailer isn't very good, but it gives you a little preview of it. Has anyone else seen either Suicide Club or Noriko's Dinner Table.
And the trailer for Suicide Club if you haven't seen the movie yet:
-Horse drawn carriages banned in Portland? The mayor tweets, asking for input. This is controversial, but I think PETA is stupid. They blame the recent heatwave for killing a 27 year old carriage horse. Well duh! 100+ temperatures can do that, especially to animals not accustomed to extreme heat, and although horses can live years longer than 27, that still seems like a fairly ripe age for a horse right? PETA also says that horses have died in nearly every city that have horse-drawn carriage operations. Also stupid. You know what? People have died in every city that PETA operates. That's all I'll say about PETA right now. If horse drawn carriages really are cruel, I apologize, I don't know a lot about horses, but it seems like the sort of thing they are bred to do...
Michael and Adam semi unexpectedly dropped by on Wednesday. It was a good day filled with Mexican food, going to the park and pantsless river wading, pictures, ridiculously strong drinks at a gay bar in Olympia, the Oyster House and general Centralia sightseeing.
Quote of the day was "Not to scare you, but there's a bee on your penis."
Me and Adam. The blood was rushing to Adam's head.
Here are some videos. The best fight scene ever. lol
Absolutely ridiculous Major Lazer video for "Pon de Floor" (NSFW)
In my previous blog I said I'd talk about the results of the poll about employment. Here's the breakdown:
Hate it so much, I'm constantly looking for something else or an excuse to quit.
It's not fun, but I don't have any plans to leave.
It's not bad, I shouldn't complain but I do.
I love my job!
What gets me though, is that the highest section of the poll is the unemployed/self employed/other category. which is obviously a bit vague. This is where I fit. But I never feel like I fit in. Are there really others of you like me? WHERE ARE YOU?! I need to know.
I don't want to attempt to make much sense right now, i just took my ambien and only have a few more minutes til total passing out. but! i wanted to show you some new crafty things I've been doing (:
In my previous post I mentioned seeing a psychiatrist. I'd seen a psychiatrist once or twice when I went to college and I didn't really like or dislike him. He annoyed me a little because once because I think he implied he thought I had an alcohol problem. Anyway, this guy I saw last Thursday was pretty cool. He did not accuse me of having an alcohol problem, though he did ask if I thought the TV was trying to send me secret messages.
Anyway, I've been taking Wellbutrin because my previous insurance wouldn't cover Cymbalta which is my anti-depressant of choice. Now that the state is paying for all my medical stuff, I'm back on Cymbalta (adjusting is hard) and also got a rx for Ambien and Xanax (for insomnia and panic attacks respectively). Well last night, due to my change of anti depressants, I was feeling reeeally panicky and it was late so I thought "Oh I'll just take this Ambien and it'll put me to sleep." but it didn't make me sleepy. And I was still panicking. So I thought "Oh I'll take a Xanax and THAT'll put me to sleep."
And it did. But not before I did all kinds of ridiculous things I have only vague memories of.
I woke up and thought "huh. I smell like smoke." Shit! I ruined my 2 week streak of no smoking. Apparently last night I thought cigarettes would be a good idea so I drove to the gas station and bought a pack (I also bought some sweet berry Stride gum as evidenced by a glance into my purse this morning). I recall running into a curb and I still haven't gotten the nerve to go outside and make sure I didn't do anything bad to my car. I don't think I "drunk" dialed anybody, but I checked one of my chat boxes this morning and apparently I'd told someone "oh man. xanax + ambien = like 4 shots of vodka on an empty stomach!"
Today all I can do is shake my head in disappointment. The worst part was this morning I woke up with an equally bad, if not worse panic attack but I'm afraid of taking anything lest I go crazy being pretend drunk! I'm going to assume my downfall was the combi of ambien and xanax together because I've had them both before separately with no crazy effects.
Well. Anyway, I listed my monster drawings as prints you can buy from my etsy shop. I hadn't updated my paper store for awhile and though it was due time.