alice789: (windy)
Me
This is me, most days.

We do the dance right. We have got it made like ice cream topped with honey. But we got no money.

Huh

12 December 2012 11:34 pm
alice789: (that was uncalled for)
I think the Mayans were predicting the day Twitter would explode with "nothing happened" sarcasm.
alice789: (windy)
Combining two of my great loves, MLP and DUBSTEP.



Furk yeah. I am absolutely obsessed with this song : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2EWtS7Sif4

So I'm staying in Las Vegas for an indeterminate amount of time, and as unhappy as I am at this change of relocation plans, there's very little I can do about the matter. Such is life.
I've spent the last few weeks unpacking and I'm resuming my goals of making it to Fashion Week in 2013. I will be returning to my regular schedule of posts and pictures soon.
Good news - [personal profile] astah purchased a fancy fashion textbook I had been dying for, and it arrived at my doorstep yesterday. I'm a happy girl.

I went through a typical drastic physical appearance makeover for the year.
I am tired of the pasty pale look that is in vogue now. A bottle of Jergens Natural Glow Express Moisturizer is my good friend this winter.
I've been reincorporating black pieces of clothing into my wardrobe, even though I dislike wearing that colour these days. I'm still sticking to pastels, muted tones and cream white. And for the first time in my life, I prefer gold metallics to silver.
I also cut my hair, several inches off the bottom. Nobody seemed to notice.
alice789: (bitch)
Jack again!
Jack! He won't go away!!

I haven't been posting much, because I've been busy wasting time. Or rather, other people have been wasting my time for me.
Like, I sat in the lobby of the bank for over an hour, all just to change a few details on an account. BLAH.
alice789: (meh)
The fun started Friday morning. I am a nice driver. I do not rage in the car - except for when assface decides to speed in an active school zone, in order to pass me on the right, in the middle of an intersection, by driving in the bike lane - all to turn into the exact same driveway I'm going to (the drop-off lane for elementary students). I'm not sure if they were dropping off children, or if they were employees of the school...

Then that night, LVA Alumni Mixer at the Marquee. A party thrown by the alumni association for my high school. Some RSVPd a month in advance, and yet 100 alumni are turned away at the door to The Library at the Cosmopolitan, because only 100 people are allowed inside due to fire codes. What an absolute mess of planning that was.

And the next day, I get back from the store with a trunk full of groceries, park in my usual spot outside my house. I run in to unlock the door and drop off some bags, and turn to see some jackass running away from my car with an armful of my grocery bags.
I didn't shout after him. I didn't call to anyone. I just watched him go despondently.

I've decided this person must have been in dire need - though it is difficult for me to figure out who could have possibly needed those groceries more than me and my children.
Certainly someone wouldn't stoop so low as to steal food, unless they were starving to death, right?
I don't understand this act of theft, if they had approached me and asked sincerely, I would have given them something. Yeah, I'm poor as dirt, but I do feel compassion.
When I see someone homeless on the street, with sunburned face, asking for anything that will help, I give them my spare change. Because as bad as things may be for me at times, someone will always have it worse, and that kinda breaks my heart.
alice789: (even the plate)
"You start using your head. That's the lump that's three feet above your ass."
I've said this to people, and they didn't get it.

My head hurts. I just got back from Karter's 6th birthday party, held at Chuck E. Cheese's.
The flashing lights, loud music, screaming kids, and all the people talking to me, it was TOO MUCH.
Don't get me wrong, I like loud music, flashy lights, cheering crowds, and attention from people - Just not this sort.
I did eat a few slices of pizza, and enjoy lots of Cherry Pepsi. I had fun, so I shouldn't complain.

Since I have a quiet night alone, I took some Tylenol and watched the 1988 movie Dangerous Liaisons. I absolutely love period films, and that's all I really have to say. This movie, along with a more recent adaptation (Cruel Intentions), is based on le roman épistolaire français Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos written in 1782.
I highly recommend this novel, as it is on my list of favourites. Les Liaisons dangereuses is celebrated for its exploration of seduction, revenge, and human malice.
It shows how magnificent is the human capacity for viciousness, deception, jealousy, and pride - and being less severe upon my own species, it contains some small altruistic and noble acts, such as those prompted by love and affection. I find such stories fascinating, and touching.
"La vengeance est un plat qui se mange froid" - though not written in the novel.
A good read, nonetheless.
alice789: (hound)
When I got home today, I mended 12 shirts, 2 skirts, and 3 pairs of pants.
I hate mending and fixing clothing - even though I'm fairly good at it. Its one of those tedious tasks I set aside until the situation becomes dire.
In this case, my irritation at seeing the monstrous mending pile outweighed or overruled my lethargic tendencies.

I live and love by the philosophy that if something is broken, you fix it - you don't throw it away.

I love Alberta Ferretti. I own a gray cardigan by this designer. I altered it today, so I was looking at the care label. It is made of 100% cotton backing and knit wool cables on the front. It says Professional Dry Clean ONLY.
WHY must 100% cotton be dry cleaned??
I'm baffled. I also have tons of designer clothing made of cotton and silk that say "dry clean only". You know what? I throw them in the wash. Cold and gentle all the way - so far no problems.
Silk, especially, is a monofilament that is stronger than most synthetics and manufactured fibres. Its not delicate or fragile.

When I was in college, I did an internship for a designer, whose family owned a garment cleaning (dry cleaners) service. She confessed that in the back, their secret weapon was a regular old washing machine.
alice789: (bitch)
My computer died and refuses to even turn on. :(
It's my birthday this Saturday. No plans of shenanigans or rampaging the town as of yet. Such celebrations will probably have to wait for another year, when I'm not so busy. (Yeah right, like that will ever happen.)

:3

12 June 2012 12:34 am
alice789: (sleep)
Yesterday was Jericho's birthday! I'm recovering from the chaos, and will post again soon, promise.

Oh, in Dead Space 2, around the nursery / school during Chapter 6, there is miscellaneous graffiti near an elevator. Jericho's name is written on the wall. He really wanted you to know.

Day one

31 May 2012 11:57 pm
alice789: (Goldfrapp)
I woke up with only 2 hours of sleep, and in pain! (Its not okay, I'm gonna have wrinkles!)
I didn't want to go back to sleep, and I wasn't working, so I went shopping.
I bought a new pillow - I really needed it, as mentioned before, I've been waking up with headaches and severe neck pain for weeks.
Its crazy how something like having a fluffy pillow can really make such a difference.
I'm very particular about pillows and pillowcases, seeing as my face is buried in them for up to 8 hours at a time..

I also dropped by the used bookstore on the way back, but didn't buy anything.
I didn't know Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series had like, 14 books. Yeeesh! I started reading these when I was wee little, and book 9 was the last one I picked up, a few weeks back.
Yeah, I read dorky fantasy books.
BTW, I finished American Gods by Neil Gaiman last week, while sunbathing. I decided I liked it.

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I grew up in Coronado, California, and the ocean is something I truly miss. I love perfumes, flowers, pastels and muted colours. I love to watch anime, play games, read books, eat sweets, and drink ice cream floats.
Despite liking really girly things, I don't consider myself an exceptionally girly person.
I get a huge boner for Baroque music.

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