Saturday, December 26, 2009

peanut and friend

i haven't seen "UP" yet, but here's peanut's new twin brother.
p.s. man. i'm setting this blog post to publish at 1pm tomorrow...i wonder if i'll have arrived in taiwan by then? bah. i dread the 100 year long flight...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

x-mas eve

hey there. trying to keep this blog nonsecular, see, with the whole "X"-mas thing...
anyway! 'tis x-mas eve. i hope you are all with your loved ones, a loved one, or feel loved today, tonight, and well, to be honest, always. so i guess tonight my wish to you is no different than any other night. but really. i'm flying tomorrow to a land far far away and i'll be gone until january 11th.
to those family and friends i got to see briefly this holiday break, i Love you. thank you for being a part of my little ol' life. i'll miss you!
happy holidays(whichever you celebrate) and happy new year. stay healthy, safe, and overcome with the joy in knowing that i will return 11 days into the brand new year of 2010.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


i've been wanting a vintage-y varsity jacket for a while now, i've no idea why. something about how classic and nostalgic they are.
here are a few i like...but the search continues...



Tuesday, December 22, 2009


to be continued...

Jessie and I were supposed to be working on our resumes at Coffee Bean this afternoon. Instead she got sidetracked with complaining about ex-girlfriend's and my mind was preoccupied with the idea of making soap after seeing this tutorial. I had a coupon for Michael's so I went and bought the soap base, but they sure make the whole process look a lot prettier. The tea I steeped didn't give the base much aroma, and I didn't find the nice square molds in tutorial so I made due with dixie cups and tupperware (of the nicer shaped tupperwares). Results were definitely meh. I think I need to invest in some good smelling essential oils and some dried flower petals or something to perk up my soap. Oats and chamomile was my first successful soap. Someone is going to get an oatmeal breakfast surprise in their sink real soon.
The end.

P.S. Kids are so great. Especially when they get mad at you for not playing with them and erase all the pictures in your digital camera. I love kids. LOVE EM! I DO!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

hullo hullo

so. i'm officially graduated!
there is no explanation of how happy i felt when i finished my math final (with flying colors, i might add) and was DONE DONE DONE with school. it felt like a huuuuuge weight was lifted off me. no more homework, no more midterms and finals projects, no more studying, no more! i feel good.
the holidays are quickly approaching. most of my time is being spent coordinating schedules for visitors and friends i haven't seen in a while who are home for the winter break. have to make time to see them all before i leave for taiwan on Dec. 25th. yes, christmas night we are flying to taiwan for my cousin's wedding. i'll be gone until jan 11, so don't be surprised if i don't update for a while.
and be surprised if i update from taiwan. international blogger extraordinaire! (not really.)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

retro gift ideas

retro inspired things are just plain better looking to me. i daydream about living in the 60's now. from anthro.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Finals week.

This might just be the last finals week I'll ever have for the rest of my life. I'm getting too old for this anyway. It's monday. 2 down, 3 to go...I wish it was wednesday already!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


This is an article from WGSN, a "trend forecasting" website.
It costs $40,000 yearly to subscribe, and it's what alll the fashion/makeup/apparel/etc companies use for inspiration.
What, you thought trends were completely arbitrary? (They are.)

Pantone picks turquoise as top shade of 2010
WGSN 08.12.09

Tropical turquoise has been chosen as the colour of 2010 by Pantone.
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, told AP there was no runner-up to turquoise in her mind because people crave escapism and freshness after a tough year.
"The shade is on the cusp of blue and green, which makes it both inviting and serene – characteristics associated with blues – and invigorating and luminous, which comes from green," she said.
Pantone's colour for 2009 was mimosa yellow, intended to carry a hopeful, optimistic message.

You heard it here first. Get in line for that new turquoise car, turquoise fridge, turquoise...!!!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009


im a bit obsessed. aren't these rings perfectly subtle and lovely stacked together? stumbled across them on my old work website, rare device. they've got the most unique and wonderful gifts, clothes, and accessories; i highly recommend checking them out since gift giving season is right around the corner...

Sunday, December 06, 2009


adobe illustrator.

did i ever post this? i cant remember. anyway, it took me months but i finally finished it. the end.

Saturday, December 05, 2009



mmhmm. that's all.

Thursday, December 03, 2009


Remember that line from---what's that Arnold movie? With the mars, and the bulging eyeballs, and the Dennis Quaid...........Total Recall? Yea! That. Well it's completely irrelevant to what I'm about to say.
Two more weeks of school left for me. Two weeks! I'm graduating from a college I'm semi-embarassed to have attended, only to find myself feeling even more behind for some reason. I'm about to turn 26, feel unsure about what exactly I want to do with my 'career', am on the verge of losing my mind at home, and yea, the only thing left to do is "figure it out".
Okay, I'm fine. I'm not trying to complain. I'm trying to figure it out. But howwwwwwww??? Does anyone have it figured out? Do the people my age paying their mortgages and getting engaged and advancing in their companies and buying new cars have it figured out? Maybe. But I'm kinda glad I'm not in their boat anyway. On the bright side of things, I have an open road to follow, just not sure where it's leading. Or which road to take for that matter. What? I'm confused.
On the other other bright side of things, hey! I found the "twooooo weeeeks" lady!

P.S. If you're ever feeling down, you should google-image (yea I made that a verb) "total recall".

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


i saw this guy at the mall. he was pretty cute so i stalked him online:

yea, im lame.