Tuesday, January 27, 2009

penny stamps.

Greetings wonderful people of the world wide web! We are nearing the end of January 2009, and I hope it's been a productive and positive first month of the new year for everyone. Lots of award shows, new episodes of television series and it's 80 degrees outside my air-conditioned house. Okay, that last one is a bit lame, but not unusual for Houston, Texas. 

A few things: I never got to show off my new Calendar! An excellent find on etsy.com, naturally. 2009 is the year for organization, making lists and getting things done. 2009 is for remembering birthdays, sending post cards, traveling, making friends and memories. 2009 is the year I get a good job. (Which is why my new day-by-day calendar is so useful! So when I get the job, I can remember when I'm supposed to be there!) 
On the news of the job front, I've been sending out a few resumes here and there, and I had an interview with LD Systems last week. The verdict of that event is still up in the air, but I am making optimism a rule during this venture. I am still wavering back and forth between live sound and the post production field, but as far as I can tell, that's just keeping all my options open. There isn't really a reason to feel the need to choose at this point. There are a couple other places I am looking into, but nothing definite, so I'll keep it ambiguous for now! 

In other news, my little brother found this sleeping bag (found here)  in his latest issue of GamePro magazine, which he then thought to show me as a joke. My response to this incredible creation was, "Oh my gosh, does it only come in orange, or are there other colors?" I think he thought I would think it was stupid, but on the contrary, I think it's amazing. And I want one. It comes in red and a forest green as well. It can keep you warm in temperatures as low as 14 degrees fahrenheit. (Side note: I did not know that there were 2 h's and an a in the word fahrenheit, so when I typed it originally, spell check told me I was trying to spell the word "fright." Which I was not.) Anyway, the body bag (which i realize now is a bad name for it, so kudos to whoever caught that) comes in three different sizes, ranging from heights of 5'3" to 6'3".  I don't camp, but having this would be like a jumpsuit that never lets you get cold! I could fight wintery crime in this. 

I am horridly behind on writing thank you notes (but they're coming! I swear!) and my technological correspondence has been lacking. I am about half way through the book "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, and then afterwards, I'll be starting the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. My goal is to have this list read entirely by the end of 2010 (hey, there are a lot of books, and I'm not anticipating being unemployed for much longer.) I saw Revolutionary Road last night, and while I do attest to it's brilliance, I do not recommend seeing it with an already damaged mood. It's a very intense, sad movie. One of the best I have seen in a while, definitely, but be forewarned. In order to balance it all out, I am going to see Paul Blart: Mall Cop tonight with Alice. 

Here we have my "I love you more than" statements from this website that Marina showed me! I think that people don't talk about love enough, and I can't get enough of it, so I had to join in on the festivities. Plus, it's always fun to see your thoughts mixed in with other people's. The first one is totally a Twilight reference, but the others are all me. 

This is an etsy find, and i just love the simplicity of the statement. The artist had others that said, "Be You" or "Be Happy." This one is just funny, and if I ever have a glass shower door, I'm going to get it. Life can be too complicated, we all need simple reminders every once and a while. 

Some artwork that Marina found for me on Etsy. I think there are obvious reasons I love this, and I really want to get it for my next apartment. Our brains get in the way with some things. There are choices in life that only a heart can make. Plus, I absolutely love the colors. 

I guess that's all from me. This blog took all day, honestly. Hope everyone has a productive, excellent week, and I will be writing again soon!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Yes, we can.

"In this unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope."
-President Barack Obama
44th President of the United States

After an emotional, historical day, I am asking all my fellow Americans to have a little faith, a little compassion, and a lot of hard work for a better tomorrow. He might not be your favorite, but you have to admire a man who not only seeing the silver lining, but wants to lead his country through the clouds to a clearer sky. Here's to a man who loves his wife, a wife who is adorably stylish and classy, and the two cutest J. Crew model first daughters, ever.

Best Wishes, Obamas. I have faith.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The One where she Travels...

Welcome to an entirely New Year!

I can't tell you how many times I tried to blog over the holidays, but I couldn't seem to keep my mind focused enough to write anything worthwhile! I hope everyone had a great end of 2008, and that the outlook for 2009 is pleasant. I did a lot of traveling between Texas and Louisiana, and got to see so much of my extended family and friends. It was truly wonderful to be around long enough this holiday to get to see those that I haven't seen in years! The craziest thing to think about is that I didn't get to see all of my family! 

The trip to Louisiana was a quick one, stopping only in Crowley, Tyler and then in Lafayette for just a brief while, but I managed to eat my way through. The weather was a little murky, as you can see, but that's the south in the winter for you! As usual, my time was spent talking, laughing and recounting stories from my father's childhood that sound almost like fiction. Hopefully sometime in the Spring, depending on what my life looks like (since I have no idea what tomorrow looks like at this point, it's hard to predict very far into the future) I'll be able to go back to LA and visit Baton Rouge and New Orleans. I haven't been down to New Orleans in so long, and I heard from a reliable source that there's store called "Breaumart" (pronounced Bro-Mart) that I just have to see for myself. I need to know what they sell. It's going to be fabulous.

For the New Year, I drove up to Austin to hang out with my best friend's college friends at a lake house in New Braunfels, Texas. This was my first road trip in my car since I got my new stereo, and it completely made a difference! Especially on the way back, when I had to make the three and a half hour drive on about 27 minutes of sleep. No worries though, I had loud music, plenty of redbull, and the drive on 290 between Austin and Houston is quite pleasant. I would love for some of my friends from California to come visit and take that drive with me. I feel like Texas gets a bad rap outside of the state itself, and the countryside really is breath-taking. Plus, look how awesome our road signs are! You will never forget what state you're in. 

Other news, hmm. Slowly, but surely, I'm getting myself together. I'm gonna start trying to get a job with a local production company to combat my compulsive shopping habits. I'm constantly on the search for new music, good movies, and good times. Planning another trip to San Antonio, most likely, when AC Weese comes down from New York City. And probably a trip up to New York some point in the Spring. That's the trouble with growing up, in my opinion, everyone gets too far away. It won't be until the summer that I make it back to the Bay, but baseball season is coming, and I'm extremely excited. 

I will leave you with this image of the Silver Volvo that I raced all the way to Austin. He was going fast, but I kept up. :)