January 28, 2009

Hello Year of the Ox!

Kimberlina posted about her Chinese horoscope, which intrigued me to check my own. As it turns out, 2009 is going to rock out!! (rock out with my cock out!! you know, cause I'm a rooster. perverts)

Get ready for an outstanding year. Aside from the Snake, the Rooster has the best prospects in the year of the Ox. This is the kind of year you have been waiting for, as everything seems to go your way. You have been diligently working towards some long term goals that finally come together this year.
Does this mean I'll get out of debt?? Or maybe that I'll start a family? Or my business will take off? I have lots of long term goals!

72% (10 favorable and 2 neutral months)
DAMN!! I can live with that!

2009 is a year that you should promote yourself: Your ideas and your talents will be highly regarded and you will be recognized for past and present efforts.
Okay, promote... I should read up more on the etsy articles for that!

The social life for the Rooster is a busy schedule. You will enjoy the company of others in many social functions and parties.
HAHAHAHAHHA! I'd have to make some friends that I can actually see in person first.

Take the time to get the exercise you need and everything should work out fine for you.
yeah... that's the problem, isn't? taking the time.

This a great year financially for the Rooster. If you have any available funds, you may want to reinvest it in your work. This could prove to be highly favorable and you will reap the benefits in your return.
That's soooo good to hear, because I was really worried about my finances. Part-time work is scary! But I do want to ramp up my business, so reinvesting sounds like a plan.

If my year is even half as good as all that, I'll be happy! As for red envelopes stuffed with money? Umm.. who do I talk to about that? Because I'm pretty sure mine never arrived... Is there a place I can get back compensation for all these years?

January 21, 2009

okay okay, a photo

I'm still iffy on the length (though from this angle it looks good.. but the waves in the back are annoying), but it definitely looks much better today.

January 20, 2009

It's a Good Day!

Maybe it was the inauguration, or maybe it was just that it was sunny and 75 again, but it was a good day. I was happy all day, I didn't sleep too late, and I had the gumption to come home after work and finish hanging all the framed pictures we have. Then, I did the unheard of... I cooked dinner. Not just any ol' thing either. I made mashed potatoes from real potatoes, and bruschetta, and tomato and garlic shrimp. DS and I enjoyed it over a glass of Riesling. yummy!!

In other news.. still undecided about the hair cut. I think it needs to be a bit shorter in the back. The crazy curls live along the hairline in the back, and at a 1/2 inch, they're choosing to stick straight out. Whacking them off should take care of that problem.

new haircut

Cut off all my hair today... not sure if it's the air here or what, but my hair has been nothing but a large ball of static mess since arriving. Couldn't take it anymore. So now, no hair. Well... it's about a 1/2 inch longer than my hairline. And I have bangs...

No pictures yet, I'm still trying to decide if I like it. I think I need to wash it myself. The hair salon lady was putting crap in it, and using fancy brushes and blow drying it.. Tomorrow, we'll see how it does with my roll out of bed and out the door approach to "getting ready". That will be a good test.

At least DS likes it. He's been staring out me with goofy grins and puppy love eyes all night. :P So you know, I've got that going for me.

January 06, 2009

So Exciting!

This is my big Christmas present that I probably mentioned before the move. However, tonight I got my first chance to try it out. I don't have any sewing projects at the moment, so I decided to just try each of the 99 stitches on a scrap piece of fabric. Okay, it was more like 94, because the last several were all button holes. It was so smooth! And threading it! Ah! Like butter. I can't wait to sew something real with it :)

Thanks Mom!!!

January 01, 2009

The Worst That Could Happen is Adventures!

Around 4pm today, DS and I decided to make the most of our last hour of sunlight and go for a bike ride. We live very close to some really nice paths, and you would think that would mean we could putz around for an hour and go home easily enough. But you'd be wrong.

So we started off fine, heading down the Turnpike trail, which hooks up our apartment with the Coast Route (aka, DS's path to work). Since the other day we took it east, we decided today we'd go west. It wasn't long before our pretty little bike path dumped us into neighborhood streets. A poor decision at an intersection to continue on the Coast Route took us into Hope Ranch, which is apparently where the rich people live. What we didn't know was that we were in for lots of windy roads in mountainous terrain. By the time we started doubting that we were still following a route, we'd already passed the point where I could have successfully turned around and biked home. That place was VERY hilly. And you would thing "coast route" would mean next to the ocean and flat, but you'd be wrong there too.

Around 5, we found ourselves at Arroyo Burro Beach, where lots of people had gathered to watch the sun set. There was no way we were getting home before dark, so I convinced DS to do the same, and hence, pretty photos! And also, my first time watching the sun set on the ocean :)

This was also about the time that the "bike route" began appearing as an actual thing on the road again, as opposed to sometimes having a bit of shoulder. So we hoped for the best and took the next painted route back towards where we lived.

Since we live less than a half mile from an In-N-Out burger (which I find hilarious... cause I'm 12), we took the bikes home and went straight out for food. We were exhausted and starving, and it hit the spot.

Now that I'm home, and have access to the online bike maps and Google Earth, I can tell you that we were, surprisingly, on the Coast Route the whole way through Hope Ranch, and that the total mishap ended up being nearly 14 miles of biking. Holy Crap! DS had guessed 8 or 9 miles.. no wonder I'm so tired! I'm not used to this "active" business.

My achy body is in need of a hot bath, and then I'm going to get ready for an interview to be the assistant to a toy designer in the morning. Life is good!

*in case you were wondering, we made it to santa barbara in one piece, the apartment is great, and all is well. there are back posts coming, but we just got to the camera cable late last night, and a girl needs her rest.