Thursday, November 19, 2009

Some new fish photos

This is our tank, from left to right.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Nose stud part deux

I can't believe I haven't posted a picture of my new nose stud yet! I got it done again a couple weekends ago. I was completely freaking out and Jesse wouldn't go with me (I think he thought I wouldn't do it if he wasn't there...I proved him wrong!) I love that I work at a business that respects who I am and what I can do for their company as opposed to what I have pierced. Go eBay!

Today is game day!!!

You can tell by the three exclamation points that I am fairly excited about the upcoming game night tonight. I have several friends coming over from work to play, and as Jesse's friend decided he didn't want to come, Jesse can make friends with all my friends. Maybe then we can go on double dates and such.

So, as soon as Jess is back from doing something fish-related at his folks' house, it's off to Costco to stock up for tonight and also just random stuff for the coming weeks. I bought some tomatoes yesterday with the intention of making roasted tomato basil soup, but I think I want to buy a few more varieties of tomatoes before I do it. Also, I found a simple-sounding shrimp bisque recipe that I want to try out. You know, I really like soups and I so rarely make them. I'll have to remedy that. I don't think Jesse is really keen on them, but oh well, he'll have to deal or make his own food.

We made two more batches of soap last night. Mine is scented with vanilla and cloves, and Jess' is cedarwood. So far I have not been too impressed with the scents we've been buying. They are essential oils as opposed to fragrance oils, which means they are naturally occurring instead of man-made scents. I really like some of the fragrance oils, but the whole point in making our own soap is so we use as little artifice as possible, including no colors or synthetics. But, maybe I'll be surprised after the bars dry out a bit and mellow with age. I still want to try the lavendar scent, as I think it will be the most spot-on oil of the bunch, but we already have our eucalyptus soap, and now these two batches, so it might be some time before we are in need of soap again. Then again, it's a fun hobby, so maybe we'll just make a ton of different soaps and that's what everyone will get this Christmas.

I totally thought I was going to beat my Guild Wars: Nightfall game last night, but alas, no go. What I thought was the end is actually about 4 missions away from completion, not counting the random quests along the way. And then I bought the original Guild Wars game, along with the expansion pack, Guild Wars: Eye of the North. Those should be coming to me shortly, so then I'll start to play them as well. I believe Nightfall is the latest in the series and I am none too impressed. The company ArenaNet has been working on the Guild Wars 2 game for a few years now and apparently are nearing completion as they released a video trailer for the game in August. It looks like it's quite the change from the original story in terms of graphics and some game play, but the storeline itselfs seems intact. Because the game is so different on a platform level, though, no characters will be able to migrate, so I wonder if all those currently playing the original GW will defect, or if they will split their time between the two worlds. I don't think I'll be one of those who rushes right out to buy the new game when it becomes available.

Monday, November 16, 2009

It's Friday!

Well, really it's Monday, but it's our Friday, so I'm pretty pleased. I've been dragging lately and feeling kind of sick, but I'm pretty sure it has to do with poor food choices over anything else. I had chinese food last night and today I am paying for it, that is for sure. Fo shizzle, yo! So, back to low carb for me...right in time for the holidays...yay.

You can hear the excitement, right?

Things are going pretty well. I'm all trained up in a corresponding field at work, which means I can jump in and help out when things get slammed. I have a new title, although that really isn't anything to write home about since everyone in the company is getting a new title. I guess we had over 700 titles in our company, and now there will be a little over 50. So quite the paring down of titles. Actually, it sounds like I was demoted, since I was "Customer Rep 2" and now I'm "Fraud Agent" or something like that, but my grade wetn up, and I'm not sure if everyone's grading went up or just select individuals.

I have been buying a TON of art from eBay lately, all from the same seller. Let me see if I can save them to my desktop and then I'll show you:

I just really love his work. You can visit his eBay store if you like: dk-art . Jesse keeps telling me we now have enough, but there are two small (and I mean small, 2.5"x3.5") pieces that are coming up for sale in a couple days. I tell him, how many hundreds of dollars do we have invested in our aquarium?! I think spending a little bit on art is not a crime. Then again, we're running perilously low on food, and perhaps I should be thinking about that instead of spending our money on original artwork. Something to think about I guess.
Have I mentioned how much I really like my coworkers? They are pretty cool folks and I think it really help the whole wanting to go to work thing when you have enjoyable people around. That being said, we're having a few of them over this coming week for a board game night. I don't know if it's a Utah thing, but most people here love to play games! And Jesse won't play with me when it's just the two of us, so I'm excited to have found a group who is willing to get together maybe once a month or so.
I was in a Bunko group (dice game) but I just started to feel like I didn't have anything in common with those ladies. So I tendered my resignation and thought maybe I'd hunt out a book group or something, which I still may try to do, but now at least I can have board game night.
I'm starting to think again about looking up dance classes for Jess and I. I wasn't able to focus on it when we had different schedules, but now that we have the same days off, it can totally work. Hopefully soon I can be relaying a report regarding how we were learning to foxtrot and Jesse tripped me or something. Good times.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Latelyness what's new... Well, I got my nose pierced again last Saturday. Jesse was very resistant to the idea. In fact, when I asked him if he wanted to go to the piercing shop with me he said, "Sure, and then I can get my lips sewn shut so I can starve to death," and I said, "Well, that's an option." That's how opposed to it he was. But now he's just like meh, whatever. That's right! It has pretty much stopped hurting at this point, although sometimes it still twinges. When I think about it I'm a little miffed at my old work that I had to get rid of it in the first place. I wouldn't have had to go through that again, and I'd be $50 richer. Oh well.

I'm going to Mom's today for a trim and color. She's been reading my book suggestions and I'm very glad I'm such a voracious reader that I can offer her suggestions. So I'm bringing her another book to read, and I'm bringing my new makeup case. Holy crap, I forgot to tell you about that! I bought a 120-color eyeshadow palette from eBay (sent from Hong Kong) and I absolutely love it! Not the matte colors so much, but the shimmers, totally! They are highly pigmented so you don't need to much color, and the combinations you can go are awesome! You can find some YouTube videos on them if you look up "Beauties Factory" I think it is. Great stuff.

I'm getting into makeup and stuff again. I think that's another reason I pierced my nose again. The last couple years I've not been putting forth much of an effort, but at eBay there are so many unique individuals around it's getting my creative bug going again. I've been buying a ton of gel/cream eyeliners also off eBay. I like the M.A.C. Fluidline gel eyeliners pretty well, especially the Sweet Sage color.

I think maybe I might want to get into shoes as well. A few years ago I was shoeshopping with a friend and found these patent leather pin-up style high heels and I loved them! I flipping hate high heels, so that's saying something. But they were comfortable and had thick enough heels that I didn't feel I was going to pitch over, and made me feel sexy. Unfortunately, they were too large and I haven't found a pair like then since. Granted, I haven't been looking to hard but Payless Shoes don't really have that style, so I think I'm going to have to hit up more of the swanky shoe stores in order to get what I want. *sigh* Fashion.

Halloween was pretty easy. I bought little trinket-type games and festive yo-yos, put them in a bowl on a stand and left it outside for the kids to choose. I only had a couple left by the end of the night, so I'd say they were a success. I just didn't want any candy in the house.

My extra training class at work is now over, so after this weekend Jesse and I will be on completely the same schedule, including days off. I suggested we should have his parents over for dinner because we haven't done anything like that for awhile with our schedules being so different these past couple months. So his folks are coming over Tuesday evening, which should be a good time.