Monday, July 28, 2014

I'm 25 and Now Too Old for Roller Coasters


This weekend, after my sister threw me a lovely little white themed get together at our apartment, my boyfriend and I took a small trip down to the salty shores of Brooklyn's Coney Island. It's a small little theme park right on the boardwalk where the lines aren't too long, the food is greasy and good, and the rides range enough to suit all comfort levels. We decided not to go until night fall, but by mid-afternoon I wasn't feeling too well. It was that time of the month and my stomach cramps were making me want to punch the nearest thing to me. My boyfriend was getting worried that I would bail on his plans, but a heat patch from the CVS down the street saved the day, but by 6 I was ready to go. Once we entered the park we were like to kids suddenly allowed to pick out anything we wanted at the candy store. Luna Park @ Coney Island, is small, but not tiny. There were empty seats at the game booth promising crazy fluffy neon prizes and a good amount of roller coasters to choose from. After warming up on a game and some treats we decided to go on our first roller coaster together. I thought, this wont be bad. Most of the people on this ride are 12 year old kids. Surely if they can handle it, I can. As soon as the ride took off I was screaming and cursing with my eyes closed, too scared to look just in case the roller coaster malfunctioned and  I was flung or dropped to a horrible death. Afterwards I felt disoriented, wobbly, and rather old--and definitely not ready to go on another. And I saw that my boyfriend was feeling the same. We kept it tame from then on and settled for Cotton Candy and carnival games, which turns out I am surprisingly good at. Toward the end of the night we watched fireworks from atop the large swing ride. On the subway ride home, I sat with both arms full of plush prizes and a purse full of smaller prizes from the arcade. I was looking out for some kids to give them too, but alas I ended up giving them to my cats, who had a fun time tearing at the plush ears. It was a great way to end a great birthday weekend.



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Happy Birthday To Me!


In honor of my 25th birthday, I've treated myself to some Outlander goodies. For those unfamiliar with the book series, Google it now, watch the series in August, and thank me later. I designed this custom tote to showcase my love for my favorite character in the series, James Alexander Malcolm McKenzie Fraser. He's amusing, handsome, tall, intelligent, courageous, and just totally and completely swoon worthy. Being an Outlander fan under the age of 30, I am in a very small boat. The series is just two years younger than I am and most of the fans are passed middle age. On Monday, to celebrate properly, I am going to see an advance showing of the new show along with a Q&A with the author and cast. Needless to say, I am most excited to see the man who will play Jaime. I will be sure to take pictures! None Outlander-related, I am very anxious to see what my boyfriend will get me for my birthday. He isn't the best gift giver, but there is always thought behind it. On Saturday he is taking me to Coney Island's Luna Park. I've never been, so I am very excited, especially if there is going to be funnel cake!

So ladies, what do you wear to a seaside theme park? Any suggestions? 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I am a Black Haired Wizard Droid with Large Hairy Feet

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Have you ever taken a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test? In my opinion it is the best personality test out there and the results are tons of fun to read. I especially love trying to guess other people's personality types and I usually find that I am spot on. I've made my sisters, my boyfriend, and my old college roommates all take it. The results are best when shared. If you haven't taken one yet, you can here. I would also recommend taking the test on more than one site so you can compare your answers. I find that no matter how different the questions are, my results are usually the same, but it is good to check. Some tests out there are just plain trash. And after you have read your revealing/lengthy results, then you can geek out like I did and look at these personality charts as according to the worlds of The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Harry Potter. You can click on each picture to enlarge the chart. Then I want to know who you are! Are you an elegant elf? A wise wizard? Or a kick-ass Jedi? I for one don't mind at all being compared to R2-D2. Enjoy the test, and let me know of your results. P.S, if you didn't get it from the title of the post, I am totally a ENTP--but on my bad days I just might resemble Lord Voldemort ha.   

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Glitter Everywhere!




I know know why glitter is only limited for the holidays at the school I work at. Not only is it nearly impossible to clean up from floors, but it sheds endlessly from your project until all you are left with are sparse remnants. I decided to make block glitter letters for my library, but I had no idea I had just signed up for an hour long clean up session where I only manged to clean up 25% of the mess. I really need to write a sincere Thank You letter to the cleaning and maintenance staff. But overall, my windows came out pretty decently. Now I just need to get to the pile of book waiting to be shelved, but decorating is so much more fun.


These are the puff balls that I should have just made but instead I went to Michaels and bought them from the Martha Stewart Collection section--damn her packaging, it gets me every time. thankfully Michaels always offers coupons, so the price wasn't that bad. It was originally supposed to be strung horizontally, but I cut them up and hung them this way to really fill the window space. 


My library is a part-time music room, so to incorporate the themes I printed out some music notes and added 3D books as well, that I made my printing out the same thing twice. I have to thank Microsoft clip art for that one!


And here it is all together! I love how it looks on the backdrop of the city. I know the kids can't read, but I hope they will appreciate my battle with glitter to give them this sparkly look. 



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

25th Birthday Wishlist

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My 25th birthday is coming up. I'm not as excited as I thought I would be, but I vow next year I will take an awesome trip and tell everyone that I am turning 25 again! Here are some Birthday Wishlist items from my favorite store Nordstrom. I showed my boyfriend this post before I published it, so hopefully he will get the hint. My boyfriend is a bit slow that way--I have a feeling that he wants to get me a graphic novel. I love graphic novels, but it is hardly the appropriate gift for your girlfriend for her birthday. Anyway, I wanted to accomplish so much before my 25th birthday, but no worries--I forget that 25 isn't that old. But I think now its time to start coming up with a 30 before 30 list I've been seeing around. I think the first thing on that list will be a trip to Scotland. I'll definitely need to ask for a pair of rain boots next year. Anybody else have a summer birthday? I still don't know what to do on mine! All ideas are welcomed.