Saturday, August 23, 2014

Start of Vinyl Collection

I'm not a vinyl snob anything, but last year I bought a cheapo record player which I immediately regretted, but it was already sent and returning it I would only get a fraction of the amount back. Since I have been buying vinyl from the local Goodwill. They only have crap, but here a few of good finds:

Crosley Cruiser Portable Turntable

Pointer Sisters - Breakout

Whitney Houston - Self Titled

Jody Watley - Self Titled

Footloose  OST

Piano Rags by Scott Joplin

Power Station - 33 1/2

Loverboy - Get Lucky

Human League - Dare

The two gems:
Dolly Parton - Greatest
Tina Turner - Private Dancer

P.S. There is also a South Pacific OST vinyl which I can't post without it screwing with the other images. I bought it for $2 but is retailing on Amazon for $250. SCORE!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Meals of Hayao Miyazaki

Ghibli feast #8: The Castle of Cagliostro

Ghibli feast #3: Laputa, Castle in the SkyGhibli feast #3: Laputa, Castle in the Sky

Ghibli feast #7: Spirited Away
Never got to make this one.
Ghibli feast #7: Spirited Away

Ghibli feast #4: Kiki's Delivery Service
Ghibli feast #4: Kiki's Delivery Service

Ghibli feast #2: Princess Mononoke
Never Photographed the Jerky, but you already know.
Ghibli feast #2: Princess Mononoke

Ghibli feast #1: Porco Rosso Ghibli feast #1: Porco Rosso

My Neighbor Totoro
Ghibli feast #5: My Neighbor Totoro
Another one that never happened.
Never made that sandwich.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Let's Try This Again

I am the worst blogger out there. I don't have a niche and am not a frequent enough blogger to even care, but I want to do it. Maybe I have some insight or not.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Things That Bother Me

  • People who have multiples in their Pinterest boards. Do you never go back and look at them? Why bother?
  • Beauty bloggers/vloggers/gurus who only do swatches on their hands. How it looks on your hand and how it looks on your face are two different things,
  • People who spend a boatload of money on sunglasses. Expensive sunglasses are the same shit quality as cheap ones, but hey whatever idiot.
  • You-tubers who complain about editing, video quality.... Hey. you're getting paid and if you can't do it right, quit or shut up.
  • Cyber-bullies.
  • Children at CicLAvia. NO!
  • People who eat the food they have yet to pay for at the grocery.
  • Old ladies at the grocery. There is something wrong with them.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Playing With Cheap Makeup

Kleancolor Femme Lipsticks
Kleancolor Femme Lipsticks
Purchase Here: Amazon
Great on its own, just not a good color on me.
As evidenced a lot of bleeding on me, needs a liner. Base not necessary.
The  most standard color of the bunch and does well without a base.

Probably the best for daily wear, was surprised at how much better it looked with a base.

It looks very nice. My favorite color of the group, but moves around a lot. Not for daily wear.
The worst of the bunch. This was a hard one to transfer to the lip and very shifty. Such a shame.
The biggest letdown. This was my most anticipated color and it is a very sheer wash and not build-able. Also the tube broke when applying.
Good stand alone with no base.
Another one that works great without a base.

Very nice color, but I foud this to move a bit. Easily a fave color, but not the best of collection.
Not the best on it's own, but better than some of the others. Very nice color.
Very nice on it's own.

I was shocked at how good they were. After watching some reviews/videos on them, I was up for a letdown. As a base I just used concealer which altered the color somewhat but also made it more vivid. A lip-liner or eyeliner base may be best.
Without Base
With Base

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Final Hour 24

 End of Event Meme:

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? They were all daunting. I wasn't so prepared.
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? N/A
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? One mini challenge really confused me and also I think they can be a bit time consuming so keeping it quick and simple is best.
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? N/A
  5. How many books did you read? I made a huge dent in a rather large book and finished one poetry book.
  6. What were the names of the books you read? A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin and The Moments the Minutes the Hours by Jill Scott.
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? GoT
  8. Which did you enjoy least? The poetry book
  9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders? N/A
  10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? I would do it again and I think this time I'll just be a part time cheerleader.
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Check In Hour 21

Pretty close to being done and calling it a night. Two pots of coffee consumed, four bowls of cereal and working on some green tea and Reese's cups to keep me going.I guess I wasn't very prepped it just sorta crept up on me. I'm really gonna try to finish this massive book.Guess I'm a slow reader.

A Game of Thrones
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Mini Challenge:
I am Jon Snow. I have taken "The Black" and that fella up top is Ghost (pretend that's a direwolf).

I got that haven't slept crazy look.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Check In Hour 18

Not much time left.  So I guess the other 2 books won't be happening tonight.
A Game of Thrones
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I'm losing my wind.

Check In Hour 15

Didn't check in three hours ago because after I came back from the library I TRIED to nap. I really want to finish GoT. Time for another coffee.
A Game of Thrones
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Needs a sweet treat

The Moments the Minutes the Hours by Jill Scott 
There were a few good poems I saved from this book.

The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
Barely 200 pages into it

Have yet to start Wuthering Heights which is another book club read.

Check In Hour 9

Currently at my local library where I started The Moments the Minutes the Hours Poetry by Jill Scott
        Pretty much done and I must say it was an okay selection. 3 out of 5. A book club selection I would never had read otherwise. It's funny as a college student I was obsessed with poetry, now I can barely stomach it. Still loves childrens poetry though.

Mini Challenge
This food inspiration comes from "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness
Matthew has diet very similar to a wolf and his indulgence is fine wine.
Warmed Nuts - sauteed in oil with shallots, rosemary, brown sugar and cayenne
Spiced Wine

Hasenpfeffer and brown bread

Apple crisp with baked brie

Check In Hour 6

So I've noticed a lot of readers tend to just keep it at one post and update at a check in hour but I keep making separate posts. Is that weird? I hardly ever blog anyway so a few extra posts won't hurt me.

Still Reading: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
Page 334 of 762 (I made myself a hearty breakfast and did a load of laundry okay)
Next I'm off to the library to start

The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours: The Poetry of Jill Scott

Mini Challenge
Best Book of Your Reading Year: Kindred by Octavia Butler

Best Non-Fiction Book of Your Reading Year: Canyons and Ice: The Wilderness Travels of Dick Griffith by Kaylene Johnson

Best Indie Author of Your Reading Year: A History of Stone and Steel

Check In Hour 3

Currently Reading: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
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Two bowls of cereal down and now heading for coffee town.

Check In Hour 0 Kick Off Meme

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
These reads are mostly finishers and Book club choices, so finishing GoT is top priority.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
My snack of choice today will be killing all the cereal I got so here :
Honey Bunches of Images
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Second time participating, I have a little idea how it works so agenda done. Got so little sleep last night I may quit even sooner. This one is less of a hobby and more of a get-er-done event for me.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

Last Readathon I put too mch effort into doing the checkins and never got much reading done. This time around reading is the priority  and I'll only check in every 3 hours.