Painting

Things have been crashing down around me pretty hard. They slashed my hours at work; some jackhole tried to steal my car and it cost $500 to repair- all my savings; and my grandmother fell and fractured her hip. Awesome.

A couple of months ago I took some money from my savings to buy paint supplies. It was quite the dilemma to decide if I even wanted to do it- I polled everyone on Twitter, at the office, and texted several friends.

I finally got around to painting today. I figured that since my savings was gone I might as well put those supplies to good use.

It’s a poor excuse for abstract- a medium I don’t really understand. I definitely do not have talent, but I’m okay with that. I just put down what I saw in my head (although they didn’t quite turn out the way I saw them). There’s something soothing about putting brush to canvas, and mixing colors.

 

Of course Richie was super supportive and turned the music studio into an art studio.

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Prep

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Mae West

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Red Box #1

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Sunflower (don’t let Vincent find out)

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Cherry Blossoms

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That’s all I’ve done because I ran out of canvases

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I know I’m not Caravaggio, but I like them.

iTunes Breakdown Game!

Took from LadyVamp! Thank you!

Pull up your iTunes, music, iPod, or whatever you use to store you digital music and answer the following questions!

I used my I-Pod!

How many songs:  626

Sort by song title:
First Song: Addicted- Amy Winehouse

Last Song: 이러지마 제발 (Please Don’t…)-   K.Will

 

Sort by time:
Shortest Song: Vivaldi’s Concerto in C for 2 Trumpets (:49)
Longest Song: Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture (18:06)

Sort by artist:
First Artist: AC/DC- Thunderstruck
Last Artist: The Zombies- Time of the Season

Sort by album:
First Album: The Age of Plastic- The Buggles
(Video Killed the Radio Star for you young ones)
Last Album: Don’t You (Forget About Me)    Simple Minds    80’s Super Hits

 

Top Three Most Played Songs:

Smokey Taboo- CocoRosie (95 plays)

Tango to Evora- Loreena McKennitt (87 plays)

Hold Tight- Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mich and Tich (82 plays)

 

Search each word and type the first song to appear

Death: Cherry’s Dance of Death- Planet Terror Soundtrack
Life: Best Day of My Life- American Authors
Love: Crazy Little Thing Called Love- Queen
Hate:
You: Crazy For You- Adele
Sex: Blood Sugar Sex Magic- Red Hot Chili Peppers

Lies:

Sad:

Butt: Butthole Surfers- Pepper (yes, I know it’s the band and not the song, but it’s all I’ve got)

Purple:

Music: Please Don’t Stop the Music- Rihanna

I HAVE FOUND HEAVEN

This weekend, Richie and I attended the Second Annual Kansas City Beard and Mustache Competition (no, heaven wasn’t there) and Richie placed third in his category- full beard natural over eight inches.

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Before the competition, we had lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings (no heaven there, either).  We split a sampler platter (onion rings; nachos; boneless wings; and mozzarella sticks) and cheesecake bites. Which were fried. I ingested too many calories and went nineteen hours without eating another bite. No headaches, and I didn’t get hangry. (Where you’re so damn hungry, you’re angry)

 

So yesterday I decided I was going to start eating healthy. I was going to buy some fruit and make more smoothies and I was going to clean up my act because I’m 31 years old and I just can’t do this shit anymore.

 

Then, today, Richie took me here:

Rocket Fizz (photo taken from website)

 

Yeah, an old fashioned Soda Pop Candy Shop. Tons of candy and soda and posters and awesome music. Our budget was $10.

 

My $25 receipt laughs in the face of your budget.

 

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There was also a butterscotch soda, but that was gone before we got home.

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New favorite store, ya’ll.

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July Good Things

Today is my two year anniversary of blogging. I know I’ve been terribly slacking off this year. Sorry. Blame the fan fiction. In honor of this momentous event (and lazy day) here’s my good things list for July.

 

1) Got sorted into Slytherin at Pottermore

2) Went back to being a redhead

3) Finished Feather and Fan scarf

4) Cast on Foggy Seas scarf

5) Crashed a wedding

6) Started a new tradition

7) Visited Lone Elk Park for first time

8) Ate at Yemanja Brasilg for first time (not impressed)

9) Read 15 books- my busiest reading month year to date

 

I can’t believe it’s freaking August. What? I mean, Halloween is less than three months away, which is awesome. But still.

Sunday Tradition (photo heavy)

Yeah, I’ve already broken it. I know. I slept so deliciously but it was so hot when I woke up this morning.

 

I know.

 

Instead I’m going to blog about Lone Elk Park.

 

I work in a little cubicle. I don’t do a whole lot outside of work, so when Sunday rolls around, I’m usually suffering from cabin fever and begging Richie to take me for a drive. Usually we don’t because he mumbles something about “tired” “heat” and “wasting gas”. If we do go for a drive, sometimes it’s through local neighborhoods so I can look at the houses.

 

But this time we went for an actual drive. I knew Richie would never tell me and I would never guess, so it was a pretty quiet drive. However, when we made it out past Fenton, I was thoroughly confused.

 

Lone Elk Park.

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Now, this was once a big outdoor area, and the military came in and killed all the animals except for one elk. (see where I’m going with this?) The military eventually left and this became a reserve for elk and bison.

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Me: Why did the military take over this area?

Richie: Strategery.

 

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We didn’t see any bison, but we did see a bunch of elk and deer

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A little explorer

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A birthday cake

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And this little fellow.

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Unimpressed raccoon is unimpressed.

 

Oh, visitors’ center selfie.

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We Kinda Crashed a Wedding and a New Tradition (photo heavy)

Sort of.

Richie says we didn’t crash it because it was in a public place and that crashing would have meant walking up and sitting down with everyone else.

Yeah, I’m not that brave.

I’ve decided on a new Sunday tradition, so last night I decided I wanted to get a bit of a head start. Richie and I went to Tower Grove Park for a walk and to take some photos of Nature.

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When we pulled into the park, there was a horse and carriage ahead of us. I thought it was strange because there aren’t usually carriage rides in Tower Grove. We parked, got out, and began taking photos.

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We came upon a couple in the middle of the path, where we learned there was a wedding going on (hence the carriage)

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and some drama. According to Bonequeshia and George (aliases obviously- in case they were questioned) the bride was two hours late; the bridesmaids were cussing and fussing; the groom was drinking; a bunch of guests had already left and things were being torn down.

 

Awesome.

 

The bride was in the carriage, I guess waiting for everything and everyone to show back up. She had bright red hair to match her bright red flowers. Like you do. Bonequeshia’s son said that’s probably why she was late.

Bonequeshia’s Son: She was coloring them with markers.

Me: Think she’ll get a contact high?

Son: He’s going to wake up in the morning and his pillow is going to be all red.

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This is my photo of Richie to prove that we were there for other reasons, not sneaking up on a wedding.

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Anyways, they got married and it was all perfect and lovely.

Well, lovely.

I wish them the best of luck.

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The family Concresha that we met last night (ALIASES) were so much fun and I hope we can crash more weddings with them in the future.

 

Anyways, new tradition. I’ve decided that on Sunday mornings I’m going to get up and walk to the park with tea and my camera and take photos. I live so close to tons of parks so this should be fun. This morning I went back to Tower Grove around 9:30. It was quiet and not too many people were there, which was awesome.

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Free hugs inside! Don’t be such a wimp.

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Why would you put a bench directly under a tree? I get wanting shade, but look at all that bird poo. Ick.

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Of course I had tea and a book with me. I mean, duh.

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Anyways, by the time I left, it had gotten a little warm. So I think next week I’ll go a little earlier in the morning. I won’t tell you where I’m going before hand because I don’t want you stalking me, nutjob. But yes, you have this to look forward to on Sundays now.

 

Good for you.