Saturday, October 29, 2011


So I've come to realize every time I post another thing on this bloggity blog, I am saying sorry for the absence...of me.  And I know you guys don't want to hear about how much school is stressing me out right now, but you know what? I don't care! Hah, sorry that was fun to say.  Anywhoo, I'm not really sure what to do about this little (big) situation...maybe I'll just start posting on Saturdays? Sigh.  I detest homework.

Also, I have begun to find that I'm gravitating towards the color black.  A lot.  Help! I swear I'm a colorful person!

 Are you intimidated by the large stick/dagger I have in my hands? Hmm...just kidding!

Oh, look! A little moth on the pepper plant!  Watch out little moth, those are spicy!

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Feeling a bit drowsy today.  Could possibly be that I took a four hour PSAT today.  Ah, well.  Anywhoo, all of this testing and driving (oh, did I not tell you guys? I got my license.  No big dealio...heh) had really taken quite a toll on me and in my laziness I took a nice, long nap.  I woke up feeling as if half my life had gone by and that I had wasted a precious Saturday.  Oh no!  So, I decided to do some dyeing.  No no no!  Not dyeing as in dead dying!  Dying as in fabric dying!  Whew, my apologies.  Anyway...I was looking for something, anything, to use on my boring white little dress so I did a bit of experimenting. 
And yes I am wearing a Gryffindor velvet blazer, thank you very much for noticing.  And, yes, I am also eating pizza.  Go away, I'm multitasking.

Emily's Dyes (Around the house edition)
Coffee Grinds
Sherry Vinegar
Curry Powder
Red Wine
Grape Popsicle

Monday, October 10, 2011

Feeling a bit grunge

Sometimes I have these phases, these phases in which I focus my attention on one show, or movie or person and totally try to relate my life to his/ her situation.  You guys have all witnessed this sort of phase in my crazy Flashdance post. (Even though I never ended up buying my very own leotard, I still wanted one, and that's what counted).  So what is this new phase you ask?  Well, ladies and gentlefolk, my obsession numero uno on the list right now is My So Called Life.  Claire Danes, only fifteen when she shot the first (and last!) season of My So Called Life portrays Angela Chase subtly, yet brilliantly.  And yes, the show was cancelled, but extremely clever nevertheless.  When my mom first gave me the DVD box set Channukah of two years past, I had not been so excited.  I don't know what phase I was in then, but I can tell you it probably wasn't the nineties.  Now, of course, I consider it a little piece of treasure, among a few episodes of Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared.  You must see this show, it's like Freaks and Geeks on steroids.  Plus, by the end of the season...can you say emotional roller coaster?!

Anywhoo, I decided to take a bit of inspiration from Angela, the "princess to grunge queen" main character and her rebellious friend Reyanne.  And of course I had to include a picture of my (as my father likes to put it) "dirtbag" shoe which is about to rip...I will never quit wearing them, though.  No one can stop me!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

One more time with feeling

Hold on
one more time with feeling
try it again
breathing's just a rhythm

Heyo guys!  And by guys I mean girls...but 'hey girls' sounds anyways...
I have been waiting so long for this weekend, hence the song by Regina Spektor ^ and no, not because I enjoy fasting for Yom Kippur, but because I just am!  Though this school week went by pretty fast for me, I just couldn't help but feel happy that by the end of the week I could just take a nap!  A cat nap! I probably got an average of six hours of sleep every night this week...bleh.  But woot woot now it's the weekend and time to partay!  And by partay I mean sleep! Oh, and see 50/50 because Joseph Gordon-Levitt is...well...there are just no words.

So here's my little transformation from casual art wear (I had time to do some pastel-ing after school today!) to sleek service attire.  Heh, I think I'm so clever.
From casual art wear....

 I am an artist, therefore I need not wear shoes
 I believe I was still trying to appear artistic

.....To sleek service attire!

 Scary red eyes...ahh!
Tata!  Wish me luck for fasting!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

So you had a bad day

Sometimes I feel so incredibly empty, numb.  Sometimes I feel there's no point in doing anything if I know I'll only fail in doing so.  I just cant explain it.  Sometimes you have bad days.  I'v had my share of bad days these past couple weeks (so maybe lets call it 'bad weeks') so I'm pretty sure I get the gist of what a bad day truly amounts to.  It amounts to failing your drivers test for the first time.  A bad day amounts to having your backpack stolen and later found emptied in the girls bathroom.  It amounts to failing your drivers test the second time because you didn't look both ways while pulling back into the dmv.  A bad day amounts to not being able to look at yourself in the mirror, any day.  Don't call me superficial, or a drama queen, because those are two things I am not.  I can't help how I feel and I can't help that maybe I do over exaggerate, but that's what we teens were put on this earth to do.  So today I have at least fulfilled my requirements to live as a teenager in the twenty first century.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Middle

Jimmy Eat World
The Middle

Don't write yourself off yet.
It's only in your head you feel left out,
Or looked down on.
Just try your best,
Try everything you can.
And don't you worry what they tell themselves
When you're away.

It just takes some time,
Little girl, you're in the middle of the ride.
Everything, everything will be just fine,
Everything, everything will be alright. (alright)

You know they're all the same.
You know you're doing better on your own, (on your own)
So don't buy in.
Live right now.
Yeah, just be yourself.
It doesn't matter if it's good enough (good enough)
For someone else.

I just love this song.  It's so positive and happy and wonderful.  The fact that I have played it over and over again is consistent with my very-proud-of-myself attitude.  I haven't felt this good since I won my debate in AP US History!! Woohoo!  I didn't make that big of an accomplishment this time, but, I did turn in my (might I say beautiful) portfolio for my adv. fashion class today...woot woot! It felt so very awesome to turn that in.  And, as a side accomplishment, I just took off my bra Flashdance style.  Booyah.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Teeter Totter

Today has been a bit of a reminiscent day.  This morning I tested beach water with Josie for the Surfrider Foundation (it happens every other Sunday) as I did my freshmen year of high school.  It was hot but I still couldn't help but feel happy we were at it again, together.  When I got home I went on my old computer (ie, my dads computer) and started looking at all the pictures and found the one below.  I love this picture. Truly, deeply love this picture.  I cant remember who took it, but I do remember it was the last day of freshman year at this giant park (where we also had a picnic).  That year was probably one of the best school years I've had so far and even though I'm not as close to these girls as I used to be I still just love how happy we are.  On the teeter totter.