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December 12th, 2012

14 Dec
PHOTO #99: More Socializing

PHOTO #99: More Socializing

I went out with friends two days in a row? Yep. I know sounds crazy to me too. We went out to support my work friend who owns a Karaoke company. I had attempted to go a couple of times before but had failed, miserably. So, this photo was taken the second successful time going. Now mind you, I do not sing. Unless it’s in the comfort of my own home, or somewhere no one else can hear me. I just go to hear all my other friends make fools of themselves, or to surprise me with a pretty good voice. Either way I had a really good time.

I’ve always wondered what turns people onto Karaoke bars though. What makes you want to go up on a stage and sing a song in front of a bunch of strangers that are judging not only your song choice but also your voice. I could never do it. Then again it does look fun. I just wish I wasn’t so scared. Maybe when I get around to making a bucket list it’ll end up on there. Or I might make it a resolution for the new year to quit being so shy and just try something! It will take a lot of coaxing.

In other news, I may already be trading in my iPhone 3GS for an iPhone 4GS!! My manager has a friend who is trying to sell his, and he’s going to give it to me for $50! Which is the same as what I paid for the 3. So, I am super-duper excited. But won’t be getting it until monday.

I.

Can’t.

Wait.

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November 27th, 2012

28 Nov

PHOTO #84: The Moon From An iPhones Eyes

Yea the quality is not great, but I really like the photo I took of the moon. It was looking mighty creepy tonight. It was full (though I think the full moon is actually set for the 28th, it looked damn full to me) and super bright. I was about to take a picture of the chocolate bars I bought, I was so desperate for something to take a picture of. And then I saw the super bright moon in the sky, and took a shot of it instead. You all know what chocolate bars look like anyways.

Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, happened today. I literally woke up went to work, came home, and here I am. The only thing is I cancelled plans I had for tomorrow. Because they may have to do surgery on my brother again. 😦 Which also means he wont be released until maybe thursday. Which means no wednesday night b-day party. 😦 But we’re just going to postpone it until he gets out.

The whole thing with my brother is really the only thing I can think about. When I’m at work I have a pretty repetitive routine, so it’s not hard to multi-task, or completely zone out while still completing things. So, the whole shift kind of goes by in a haze. It’s weird, because back when I was a kid I had this mentality that nothing bad could happen to my family. You heard stories, or saw things on T.V. about people being hurt, or sick. And I would be sad for them, but I believed there was this wall of protection around my family, like nothing bad would happen to us. Even though I new that bad things happen to people randomly and for no specific reason, there was no way I could prevent something from happening. I just had this positivity, this feeling that nothing ever would. Of course when I grew up that positivity started fading away, as bad things would happen to the people I love. It’s hard to believe in something when the opposite keeps happening.

Life is hard.

November 19th, 2012

22 Nov

PHOTO #76: Best Friends

So, I finally went out on Monday! Woohoo, my first time in over a month. I had a great time. We drank a lot…we talked a lot….and we cried a little. Yea. It’s hard not to bring up what you are most emotional about at the time when you’re most drunk.

I have known these two ladies since I was four years old. It’s going on nineteen years now! We’ve had our ups and downs. Treated each other not so greatly. But, in the end, we gravitate back together. It’s hard not to when there’s so much history there. We’ve been through life changing events together. Life, death, and everything in between. We went to the same elementary school (JK to 8) and the same highschool. I think we’ve stayed pretty close through all of it. I mean that’s a bond that really can’t be broken. There’s no way to forget 19 years of your life, really. We’ve helped each other through hard times, and supported one another’s decisions, no matter how wrong we may have thought they were.

I kind of want to do a before and after photo collage of us. Because I know there’s a picture of just the three of us when we’re around five or six, and I just spent a long time looking for it, with no luck. But I know it’s around somewhere. I think that would be a fun thing to see. How we’ve changed, and how we’ve stayed the same. So that’s one of my next craft ideas…we’ll see if I actually finish this one…

Accomplishment of the day: Going outside on my day off and having a social life!

November 9th, 2012

10 Nov

PHOTO #66: More Bond Promo

Weird picture aside (I’m too lazy to put the dress on) I am super excited for tomorrow! Turns out the one manager that was enforcing the rule for skirts to be past our knees is on vacation. When I got to work today, still sad about not being able to wear any of my dresses, I saw girls wearing ridiculous crap. Like skin tight, cleavage showing, barely covering their asses let alone their knees. So, I went up to them and asked what they thought they were doing. And they said no one told them to take it off. So…screw it! I’m wearing a dress tomorrow. That’s that. So this is a picture of the dress’s fabric. It’s sparkly 🙂 . I’m so excited to wear it tomorrow. I’m still trying to think of what shoes I’m going to wear, and how I’m going to do my make-up. Hopefully I give myself enough time to figure that out tomorrow. Because I really just want to go to bed right now. I literally just got home from work…it’s 3:30am! So. Not. Cool. It’s more of the same thing unfortunately. No one doing their job, no one willing to put in the effort to do things right, so that I don’t have to spend hours fixing things when they go wrong. It’s getting ridiculous now. And there’s this miscommunication between the managers as to what my job is daily. Am I the teller, or am I the assistant manager? Because honestly, I could do both, but I would go crazy and get ripped in half at some point I’m sure. And I would be at the theatre every night until 3:30 am. Just like tonight.

Guhhh…’til tomorrow I guess.

November 8th, 2012

9 Nov

PHOTO #65: Skyfall

Here is my biggest accomplishment for the day. Tomorrow Skyfall comes out, and we are doing a big promo for the film. We are doing decorations, guest will win prizes, we’re serving special drinks, and Bond themed ice cream. That sort of thing. So, at the end of my shift my manager and I began the decoration process. Filling balloons with helium and stringing them together is a hard process. And a long one. We were literally there until 5am. And we’re not finished. It was a lot of fun though. This is my first chance for decorating since the Halloween party, so of course I wanted to help.

The only reason I’m still up is because everyone is allowed to dress up for this. But girls have to wear dresses that go below their knees. And those don’t exist for people under 30 in this century…but I wanted to research Bond Girls, and see what sort of things they wore. I found out a few things. Mostly that I probably won’t be dressing up 😦 . I don’t have any past-the-knee dresses.

Otherwise, today kind of sucked…I was in a pretty bad mood. And people pretty much told me they noticed. But, it’s not like I was mean to anyone. I was just quiet, I kept to myself, I wasn’t really smiling. But, when I had to I did smile, and conversed with people. I just wanted to be left alone to do my thing, and get my thursday shit done. But, that’s virtually impossible in a place where you’re the only person there at the time who knows how to fix almost everything. I’m not saying no one else knows how to do anything. I’m just saying if someone asks me to help them, I can’t say no and pass them off to someone else, because most likely I can.

November 3rd, 2012

4 Nov

PHOTO #60: New Projects!

This is a drawing I did for my sister, she wanted me to make a dress for her in a vibrant but not ‘orangy’ red colour. I doodled this one day, and she found it and said it was exactly what she wanted. Now months later, she still wants me to make the dress for a Christmas party she’s attending, but I’m sure she’s thought of some changes from this initial design. I thought I’d dig it out as a reference for her, and we are going to start on the specs tomorrow. I’m pretty excited. It’s been a while since I’ve put together a dress. And then, I’m nervous because…well it’s been a while since I’ve put together a dress. So we’ll see how it goes, I have high hopes for it. We’ve also already bought the fabric, so that’s out of the way! Picking the right fabric can be hard. Especially when you have a vision of what you want, it’s soul crushing when you have to settle for a fabric that does not suit what you need.

Hopefully this will put me in the mood to make something for myself as well. I have so much fabric, I should really use some of it. That will be my next goal, after this dress I’m going to make something for myself. A cute dress shirt maybe, or just a dress. I’ll decide on that later.

P.S. I am getting this post out before midnight! Woohoo for goals and reaching them…sometimes…I’ll keep trying.

October 27th, 2012

28 Oct

PHOTO #53: Halloween Awesome Fun Times

Today I threw an awesome Halloween Party at work. Even though I was working at the same time, I think it all came together pretty well. We had Pumpkin carving, a Pot-luck, a costume contest, and a movie. I got prizes for the winners of the pumpkin carving and costume contest. As you can see from this picture we are a bunch of slobs. We had chips , chocolate, candy, pop, cupcakes, someone made pudding, and rice cakes, some one even made chow mein.

After all the festivities I wanted to show a few movies in the theatres, but it turned out almost everyone wanted to see Shaun of the Dead, people who had voted for other films (there were about 15 other movies to choose from) agreed to go see that one. Though only a few of us actually stayed to watch the whole thing.

I have never really been the planner when it comes to parties, I tend to take the back-seat approach, so this was a new experience for me. It was hard. But I liked it. Thinking of prizes to give people, what tools we would need, finding things to serve food on. It wasn’t too hard to get supplies, we work in a place that deals with a lot of food. So it was easy to find plates, knives, forks, cups, those sorts of things. I wish I could plan more of them. It’s hard to find places to hold them, sometimes impossible.

Here’s to trying new things. Let’s hope I get more chances.