Wednesday, August 29, 2012

MUSIC MONDAY: (ON HOLD)

Hello there everyone.  Yes, yes, I know it's not Monday, I just wanted to update you all on why Music Monday's have been on hold for the past couple of weeks, while (of course) providing you with some tunes to accompany this long-spoken explanation.

For the past two weekends I have either been partaking in the festivities, or working Rock The Bells.  The weekend before last I was able to attend the San Bernardino event for free thanks to Jonathan & his awesome hook ups with Guerilla Union.  Last weekend I had the amazing privilege of working the photo pit for the Mountain View location.  I was working at Stage 2, which on Saturday was the 36 Chambers stage, ran by RZA, featuring all the artists he's had a pretty close relationship to.  So, Salt & Pepa, DMX, Ice Cube, Method Man & Red Man - people like that.  Sunday the stage was the Paid Dues stage, which happens to be an independent hip hop festival that Guerilla Union puts on.  This stage featured artists like HIT Squad, Zion I, DJ Quik, & Immortal Technique.  I was honored to have the opportunity to be a part of this.  If I could, I would thank Jonathan a million times (I probably can), & his team at Guerilla Union - Jojo, & Scarlett.

So, that's what I've been up to.  That's why I've been unable to function on Mondays.  Well, this past Monday we were driving home down the 101.  So, I was pretty functionable, & that road trip with my honey was pretty awesome, too.  Anywho, to keep with the theme here, listen to this!  (Doomtree wan't at the festival, but I'm pretty sure they've done Paid Dues before.)  Enjoy!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

LINKAGE:

Right now I'm probably walking around the NOS Events Center at Rock The Bells, beer in hand, music in ears, enjoying the sunshine, & blaring heat of southern California.  Not blogging.  But in order to keep this baby up to date, I wanted to show you all some linkage I'm loving this week.  Oh, & yes "linkage" is from the movie Encino Man, & I am indeed referring to the character Linkovich Chomovsky, played by Brendan Fraser.

Anywho!  That's the story behind the series name "linkage."  Here's the bizz!

I am really digging this Retro Eyes Party Dress from Lalamagic.  It's got one of the best prints I've seen in a long time.  Way to be imaginative, & not just slap on some tribal like everyone's doing.  Love it.

Watching Gabe & Dennis get drunk is seriously entertaining.  These two are friends of Jonathan's who (I'm guessing) cook & drink...?  Yeah, basically, it's stupid-funny, & we all love a touch of that here & there.  Don't lie.

I'm really excited about what's going down in the near future with Kelly, & The Pinpoint Method.  I really hope they come out to California for some design lovin.

Also, my girl Danielle from Dinosaur Toes has a new project that's pretty damn coo.  She paints these awesome portraits for her new company, Girl + Parrot.  Check it.

Oh, & one more thing.  A TESLA MUSEUM?!?!  Yes, help out.  This shit's legit.  So much excitement!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 17, 2012

FRIDAY:


Today is Friday, & this weekend is going to be a loooong one.  Jonathan is working Rock the Bells, & he's gotten me a couple passes into the event.  Not only that, but a LOT of his friends will be going too, so his house is going to be super busy with people in town for this music fest.  So really, things have been moving super fast lately, but lately I've been...

Watching:  Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 on Blu-ray.  Jonathan is going to be reviewing this for Racket once we're done with the season because it's all remastered, & pretty, & stuff.  Mostly, I just love all the syfy geekiness going on.  Oh, & Wil Wheaton as the newest crew member of Enterprise - rad. 

Eating:  Like a frat boy.  Seriously, I love me some potato - especially if it's got cheese & bacon on it, I was recently shown the best nachos in the world, & Jonathan's beer is almost ready to be chilled & enjoyed.  He's making a home brewed citrus pale ale with some extra hops for our taste bud's pleasure. 

Thinking about:  The future, specifically with Jonathan.  Yes, he's now a huge part of my life.  Not that we really share anything with each other, except experiences.  But thinking of our future is one thing we love to do.  Me back in school, paying off my car, being able to afford to move out, us going to Scotland, moving out of the country if things go a certain way.  You know, just dreaming.  

Anticipating:  August 28th - aka the first day of school.  My registration date was so late that everything was waitlisted.  Meaning, I'm on a list for 2 classes, that (in case someone who's registered doesn't show up) I could possibly be added to.  It's making me super anxious, but I just gotta stick it out till then.  After that, I'm either in school for the Fall, or I have to try again in the Spring.  Life will go on as it is, & always has.

Working on:  Putting more money into my car payment each month, as to pay it off sooner than 2 years from now.  I also need to work on getting my ass into work for 40 hours each week.  Making more money would really help me to not only pay off debt I have (which isn't much, really), but also afford things I currently can't.  Like, say...rent.  Yep.

Wishing for:  This heat to go away soon.  I'm an Autumn girl through & through.  I was born the day after the Equinox, I absolutely love spiced anything, Halloween is the BEST, & the changing leaves are just so beautiful.  Plus, the weather in California is so perfect in the Fall.  I cannot wait to go to the pumpkin patch, & apple picking with my boyfran.  So romantic.  (gross)

Feeling like:  A walking contradiction.  Not only am I really antsy & nervous about school, but I'm just so in love right now, & just super high on life.  All this fun is really getting in the way of my stress.  

Post idea via:  Sometimes Sweet

Monday, August 13, 2012

MUSIC MONDAY:

One of my favorite songs lately has been this version of Moon River performed by The Honey Trees.  It takes the nostalgia of the original piece written specifically for the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's & brings a new-found whimsy where before there was only heartbreak.

I enjoy so much about this video - from the quilted backdrop, to her dress, & that microphone - just look at it!  It's all just so pretty - so well styled.  These two know exactly what they're doing when it comes to attracting an audience.  Well, they've got my eye.  They've stolen my heart.  How about yours?



Happy Monday!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

OC FAIR - AKA - INSTANT ONSET DIABETES:

So, Jonathan has this cool magazine where he reviews shit.  In order to do this, he has to apply to events to get press passes & witness things that need reviewing (music, movies, lucha...).  This skill has come in handy for our social life.  Recently he got us into the OC Fair for free "to review the OC Dodgeball tournament."  This is pretty damn awesome, considering a beer alone is about $12, & that's not from Beers of the World, that's the Shocktop you get at the domestic, cheap-ass beer stand.  Food on top of that will break the bank. So bring a couple flasks of your favorite mixing liquor, get some free tickets, & you can totally afford the instant diabetes you'll get from all those deep fried noms.

After you're nice & liquored up, go pet some goats, talk to some little girls about what kind of rabbit you have (make sure to mention his big furry balls when they ask his gender), go ride the ferris wheel, take some photo booth photos, watch people fall on pogo sticks, eat more deep fried food, & watch drunk people try to throw rubber balls at each other in the dodgeball championships.  Finish the night off at Umami Burger, & drive home once you're nice & sobered up.


I love fair season.  But what I love most is the diet it forces me to go on immediately after.  We had so much fun being silly in such a silly place; trying out hand massages, getting our nails painted, sitting on display swings for more than our socially acceptable allotted time, & just being really annoying (I'm so good at that).  Oh, & I even won my fella a stuffed dinosaur, & a tiny stuffed shrimp.  

It's so hot here in SoCal.  I'm getting off this here hot-box of a computer, watching The Goonies, & eating me a drumstick!  

Never say die!  

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

AUGUST GOALS:













1.  Most importantly, is registering for school on August 14th.  Once I've got a class locked in, I can concentrate on other things.

2.  Like cleaning house.  Organizing my closet, purging possessions, straight-up cleaning.  I've been doing this a little at a time, but I need a huge overhaul.

3.  Blog regularly once again.  I've been doing this more & more while updating the design here, but once I get everything locked in, I plan on maintaining a good blogging schedule.

4.  This is a weird goal, but an important one.  I have a weight loss goal of 10 pounds.  If I can complete this by the time I'm 27, that would be prime.  Now, that isn't exactly one month, it's a bit over a month, but it's totally doable if I stick with it.  I know how, I just need to do it.

5.  Once I've registered for classes, & have one locked in, the next step is to get my arse back in school.  Classes start August 27th, & I'm psyched.  This is a huge goal for me, it has been for a while.  Realizing this is going to be such a relief.

6.  Something that's been really bothering me lately that I wish to change is my level of stress.  Funds are extremely tight, & the amount of stress this is causing me is ridiculous.  I have things to cut back on to reduce this stress.  Spending frivolously isn't really something I do, but lately I've been a little loose with the cash.  I need to tighten back up, & get my money under wraps so that life in general is a little more peaceful.

7.  Another personal goal for me is to stop apologizing.  I have no clue why I've been doing this besides the fact that it could be from stress.  But stopping to smell the proverbial roses would help.  The people who are around me are there because they want to be.  Being too apologetic for no reason is annoying, I know this.  So there's that.  Give myself a break, won't I.  (dat's Yoda speak)

 I've always thought of August as the last big break before the start of the holidays.  My birthday is in September, then comes Halloween, & so on, till the new year.  Things speed up after August, so if there's any time to refresh & start new, now's the time.  Let's do this.

Do you guys have any goals for this month, or 2012?

Monday, August 6, 2012

MUSIC MONDAY:

Why hello there, & happy Monday!  I've decided to start up Music Monday on this here blog of mine.  If you don't know what Music Monday is, just hashtag that 'ish on Twitter & I'm sure you'll get plenty of results.  In short, it's where you dedicate one day of the week on your blog (or whatever) to music.  Sharing music, talking about music, just all around lovin' up on music.  & since I am, in fact, a music junkie, I thought I'd start up this once a week series, where I show you guys what music I'm currently loving, lusting, listening to, or dumbfounded by.  Take this cover of Call Your Girlfriend, for example.  Lennon & Maisy are middle school girls with more talent than most of us have in our little toe.  Take a listen, be impressed, & come back next week for more ear candy.  Tootles!



P.S.  Happy-slappy birthday to my lovely cousin Amanda Jane, I love you, seester!

Friday, August 3, 2012

UPDATES:

Hi there, & thanks for stopping by.  Yep, this is me being "cordial."

::wink wink::

I wanted to post a few quick updates on here to keep things current.  First, I'm switching up the layout, the format, the design, & the pages on here.  I've been annoyed with having the same old layout I've been using for years, so that's going to be changing soon.  The pages will also have more info, be more concise & useful, rather than pretty & purposeless.  I'll also be redoing my main image (not because it makes people awkward, I relish in that fact).  It will be hand illustrated by me since I'll be incorporating more of my art on here once again.  Since I've finally got my inspiration back, thanks to my fella.  Honestly, the dude's just walking inspiration for me.  It's so cute, it's gross.

What else...

Oh!  I chopped off some more of my hair.  It's almost like I'm a short-haired kinda gall now.  We'll see.  Well, here, you take a look & tell me what you think.


Other than that things are pretty tame around here.  I've just been hanging out with this fine, funny fella of mine, drawing a lot more, getting more into photography, carrying my camera around everywhere even if I'm not taking as many photos as I'd like.  I'm back to Instagraming like a mofo.  I've been training my Turbo-dog to do things the right way, like not run over & eat the other dog's food just because he finished his & they're not done yet.  I swear he's just trying to help them finish their dinner, but I'm not too keen on it, & I'm sure they're not that pleased with him either.  Plus, since he's been spending a lot more time over at his new friends house he better get some manners during feeding time.  Oh, that little pig-dog of mine.  Anywho, yep.  That's life lately.  Puppy training, gross-icky love stuff, adventure, drawing, being more social, & blogging again.  I'd say that's worth an update.

Have a kick-ace Friday!