A Blogtober Switch-Up – Saturday Share

So, I’d originally planned for Saturdays to be fashion posts for Blogtober, because I really do enjoy putting outfits together and sharing them. But, honestly, I’m feeling very self-conscious and don’t like how I looked in any of the pictures. The outfit didn’t seem to fit right and looked frumpy and just… I didn’t like it, I didn’t like seeing myself, so I’m scrapping that idea. I’m much more comfortable behind the camera, anyway.

Which leaves me in a bit of a pickle about what to do for Saturdays.

While I try to figure out what to do for the remaining three Saturdays, please enjoy this update about what’s been going on with me, lately. Read More

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Friday Free-For-All: Let’s Hook Up!

I’m chronically single at the moment. And, while I did say at the beginning the year that I wasn’t going to put forth any effort in regards to romance, it’s impossible to not think about it at all. I’m human and I just want to be loved…

…in very specific ways. Kind of like a cat. Except I won’t scratch your face if you try to take away my food. …okay, exactly like a cat.

I’ve been seriously considering making a new dating profile, despite my first-hand experience and evidence that dating websites are full of assholes and weirdos. It will probably never happen, because of the aforementioned assholes and weirdos, but I’ve still been wondering what I might put into said profile.

And then I decided, hey! I have a blog! Why don’t I just make a post that’s basically my dating profile and then I can just send the link to my potential victims matches! BRILLIANT!

Let’s begin. Read More

Thankful Thursday: New Friends

I’ve never been great at making friends. In high school, the way I made friends was latching onto one or two nice people who made the mistake of being polite to me and integrating myself into their friend-group. After high school, I had one person who I could honestly call my friend (and even then barely), and all of my social outings happened through her.

Through her, I met Pup, and when she and I fell out, Pup’s friends became my new friends. After we fell out with them, it was pretty much just me and Pup against the world, even after we broke up.

But, lately, I’ve been making friends left-and-right. And, honestly, I couldn’t be more grateful. Read More

Watch-This Wednesday: Cartoons

Like most millennials, I spend a lot of time trying to relive my childhood instead of thinking about my bleak present and bleaker future. These days, it’s easy to pretend I’m still a kid with so many great cartoons.

Here are some of my animated TV faves. Read More

Tasty Tuesday: Ice Cream Filled Cake Pops

Yea, you read that right. I took the greatness of cake pops and shoved ice cream into them. And yea, they are as good as you’d expect.

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I like chocolate, okay.

It’s still pretty warm here in Southern California, so I thought a nice cool ice cream and cake treat would be perfect to send out these dwindling days of summer. Cake pops are fun and cute little treats, made 1000% better by adding a small scoop of chocolate ice cream.

As you can see, I like a hefty cake-to-ice cream ratio. You can use less cake, but I’m not sure how well they’ll work. The cake adds the stability needed to keep it on the stick when dipping.

But, we’ll get to that. I’m sure you’re wondering how you too can make this playful delicacy.

Well, follow me, my friends. It’s actually easier than you might think. Read More

Music Monday: Imagine Dragons

Lately, I’ve been on a huge Imagine Dragons kick. This band has rapidly become one of my all-time favorites. I bought their first three albums (I haven’t gotten the chance to buy their newest, yet) and 90% of the songs just blow me away. Even the other 10% are still damn good.

Their lead singer/songwriter, Dan Reynolds, struggles with two physical illnesses as well as depression. A lot of the bands songs seem to relate to these struggles, particularly my favorite song “Monster” which really speaks to me in regards to how I feel about my own mental illnesses.

On top of that, the musicianship is incredible and Dan’s voice is my newest obsession. His voice combined with the band’s lyrics evoke a deep soul that is absolutely captivating.

So, to kick off Blogtober, I want to share some incredible songs from one of my favorite bands.

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The moooost wonderful tiiiiime… OF THE YEAR!

As we go into the last few days of September, as the crisp cool weather of fall and winter creeps ever closer, as dark clothes once more dominate the shelves, I can’t restrain my giddiness. Living in California, we don’t really get “fall” so much as “a couple weeks of pre-winter,” but I’ll take it. Halloween is fast approaching, witches! Whoo!

You know what’s also fast approaching? Read More

The Joys of Public Transit

I don’t drive. Not only do I don’t drive, but the most important thing I’ve learned while learning to drive is that I’m also very bad at it. So, maybe it’s a good thing I don’t drive. Not only is it a necessity that I take public transit, but it’s also a public service. You’re welcome.

Still, nothing is a better motivator to learn and improve my driving than riding the bus. The city bus is a cesspool of some of the worst humans the world has to offer. Case in point.
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Get Out of My Bubble

Note: This is less of a “post” or “essay” and more of a “seething rant” because, holy shit how dare you? I’ve been sitting on this post for two weeks because every time I try to write it, it goes off the rails into Rage-ville. I’ve finally just come to accept that this topic is just going to have to be a spewing of visceral vitriol and I’ll have to punch a few pillows when I’m finished writing it. You’ll see why I’m reacting so violently when you get to the picture.

Privacy is kind of a big deal to me. Some people might raise their eyebrows at that, considering my whole life is an open book on the internet, but it really is. Everything I share here is specifically curated to not reveal too much (and if I feel something does reveal more than I’m comfortable with, I have no qualms about deleting posts or setting them to private).

It’s also my business to share that information. I don’t share too much of anyone else’s lives, because those aren’t my stories to share. I use fake names for all my friends. I don’t post pictures of mine or anyone else’s face.

For deeply personal reasons, I am vehemently against taking pictures of people without their consent. Even if what they’re doing is unbelievable. Even if it would go viral and get me All The Views. I don’t do it, because it is not my place to take someone’s face and put it up on the internet.

Recently, I kind of broke this rule of mine. Read More

This post is partially inspired by my dear blogger friend, Allen, over at The Midnight Goose. These are thoughts I’ve had for a long time, and a distantly recent post of his inspired me to finally write them down. Read More

Meet the Blogger!

So, I was planning on taking September off, and scheduled a post explaining what is going on with me and why I need A Break. But, after a bit of consideration, I’ve decided to postpone my vacation from the internet until a little later in the year; either October to properly savor the Halloween season (which is basically my Christmas), or November to focus on NaNoWriMo. Let’s be real, probably November, because I need every spare ounce of focus to complete that beast.

Unfortunately, that kind of left me without a post for today. So, I’m taking a cue from Allen over on The Midnight Goose and filling out a “Meet the Blogger” type survey. But not the same survey because I feel like that would be cheating. I went and searched out my own. Read More

Spiritually Torn

I’m in a very strange state of flux, which makes it very difficult for me to think of things to write about. I’m feeling torn in many spiritual directions. Read More