Thursday, September 25, 2008

Quick Update!

Quickie update before I head to lab. It's been a while since I updated so I don't even know where to begin, but I'll start off with the cupcakes I baked for a good friend of mine yesterday.

Today is his birthday but I decided to bake him some cupcakes (my friend made the sweet potato cake) yesterday since I'm busy today.

Last night the bf and I went to Birmingham to pick up his car (finally!) after a month and a half of being up there. We went to Cheesecake Factory for dinner and slowly headed down... and I think that was about it for yesterday aside from a random Waffle House run at 2am in the morning earlier that day, to videochat fest from 3-430am then waking up at 9 to head over to campus since my friend was buying lunch. After all that, we baked stuff, did a mini-celebration, then I headed off to take the bf to his beloved car.

Tonight the bf is cooking pasta for me, and I'm helping him back since.... dun dun dun... he bought a house! He will be closing on the house next Thursday, but the lease for the apt is up on Tuesday, so he'd have to pack everything by tomorrow night (since he leaves for Maryland for h2o on Saturday morning) and have it moved into the garage of the new house. Hectic!

Tomorrow though, the friends and I are planning on heading to Atlanta for some fun, then an up-in-the-air plan for Six Flags on Saturday. The bf returns Sunday, but I will be back home to do some tutoring and picking up my new contacts! Woo! Anyway, lab is calling my name. I should head out, ciao!

Monday, September 15, 2008


Edit: My friend decided to make a collage of my pictures... haha. Thought it was cute, so I thought I'd post it up! Most of the shots are after the cut :p

Spur of the moment... impulsive...haircut. hahaa. Well, I originally wanted it shorter than my first cut from back in April, but the stylist talked me out of it. He was totally flirting with me btw :p Hahaha. Anyway, he was like, please reconsider for one more minute! He gave me a few options and told me that he wanted to give me waves in my hair and thought it'd look great on me. I actually didn't have time for a perm, so I just got the cut and I love it! I kinda look like a mushroom... like Toad from Mario lol. The bf saw me and thought I did too, and I think he's still getting used to it. But with this cut, at least I can grow it out without having longer lengths up front and shorter in the back, and looking all funny.

The layers he gave me is great. Even the bf noticed and said that I had two distinct layers and could see the top layer flowing over the bottom. Anyway, the stylist gave me his schedule and number in case I wanted to come back and get my hair done again... which I'm planning on! Anyway, onto pics that don't do justice. I will upload ones that look better later! (I know I always say this... haha).

Update: More pics!

You can tell that I'm working diligently at the library :p

Friday, September 12, 2008


So I wasn't expecting to do much tonight, but few of my girl friends and I decided to go out and grab dinner at a local restaurant named Niffer's. I decided to dress up a bit, and when the bf saw me later that night, he said I looked like a skank. Wtf!!! He's just afraid that it'll get guys looking... whatever :P Not like I care, nor would I go running after other guys.

Since my posts have been lacking pictures lately... here you go!!

Something seemed lacking/off with my make up tonight, and my hair was way too poofy up top earlier in the night. Meh...

The rest of the pictures need to be rotated, so I guess I'll be posting them up later. I hate this blogger photo upload crap!!!

My brother and I are going to Atlanta tomorrow, then the bf and I are heading over to the condo that he's buying soon. Mm!!

Update:9/26 APR BBQ 10/18

If any of my readers happen to drive audi/vw or have friends who do and are enthusiasts, I'd love to see you guys at the BBQ!!!!!!!!

They're having a huge sale, and depending on where you're driving from, there should be a good amount of caravans you could come along with. Currently, there are about 300 people who have RSVP'd for the event, and frankly, I'm expecting less than 30 ladies to be there (most of whom may be those crazy dubber car enthusiasts who may be a lot more masculine than the guys there lol). So break up the sausagefest and come out!!

Not only are they having a huge sale, but I could probably get you guys a good deal on other things if it doesn't work out, as the bf is the lead sales guy!

Anyway, come out, eat some free BBQ with us and hang out. It would be awesome to see any one of you out there with the rest of the crazy dubbers!! (I'll probably be disturbing the zen of the dubbers with my nissan, haha).

Looks like there are more than 460 people who have RSVP'd already. Damn!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

MAC Mineralized finish

^ that is AWESOME. It's all I've been wearing since I bought it! All I do is dab on some concealer on my dark circles, and use the matte part all over my face (one coat) and then highlight the cheek bones, down my nose, and occasionally on the brow bones with the shimmery side and it gives me a nice golden bronze and glowy look. I LOVE IT. LOVE LOVE LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE.

Besides that, I've redone my nails, so now they're all uniform and not chipped... and look professionally done. I did traditional french tips, and shaped my nails to be square. My mom actually sells OPI nail polishes, so I grabbed a few and I've been using them.

I may or may not do a tutorial, but I've gotten pretty good at swiping a perfect straight line of white tip across my nails with my right hand, and my left hand has gotten pretty steady. Still, I need to clean it up, so the best way I've found to do this, is take a Q-tip, dip it in nail polish remover, make sure it's not dripping the liquid, and neatly clean up the messy line you may or may not have created. Then add the top coat! I prefer using a pink-tinted color as a base before doing the tips, so the pinks of your nails are a bit more vibrant and not so muted.

I need to take few pics of how my face looks with the mineralized finish, I guess a side with, and a side without the mac fix+ (it's been great even without the fix+ so I haven't been using it). My face pretty much looks flawless and I'm wearing less than I have before! How awesome is that? I've also managed to lighten up my make up bag (while cleaning it out).

My everyday look has been:
face: concealer, mac mineralized skinfinish
eyes: HIP paint in Secret (sometimes), koji eye talk (just about everyday now), mac liquidlast, bare natural mascara
lips: BURT'S BEES. I normally use the regular yellow capped one, but I've recently purchased some shimmery pink one, and I guess I could do a swatch for it, but it's super cute!

Anyway, I'm thinking about getting more colored contacts, I currently have hazel and sapphire blue or something from acuvue 2. It sucks that I have to purchase 2 boxes every time I buy a new color, since my eyes have different prescriptions! Soo...

I'm definitely getting Gray...

But I'm torn between turquoise and green. Do I want a bright one or another subtle color?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Brows & Stuff

So after seeing Jessica's tut on her fabulous brows, I decided to do mine (I needed to distract myself from work that I've been avoiding all day... i.e. studying for that stats exam, and writing my paper that's due tomorrow).

So here are a few pics that I snapped on my mbp! Not sure how I like it. It's probably not too different from my brows before, but then again, I'm always conservative when it comes to using vibrant shadows and changing the shape of my brows (not so conservative when it comes to hair styles/colors though haha). Oh, and don't mind the eyeshadow... I had some turquoise/blue thing going on, then decided to play around with it and smoke it out and it turned out a hot mess! But I don't really care, since no one will see me walking out and about like this, haha.

Oh yeah, so instead of going to the library and over to a friend's house like I had planned, my bf surprised me tonight by coming over tonight! It was sweet of him. Way better than the way he surprised me last time by pissing me off THEN showing up, lol. We talked about some things this morning, and things seem to be better, and he's definitely showing effort, so I won't complain. Although, by a huge coincidence, I found out some info... that made me question certain things... and this is my dilemma, and how it began...

So last night, he was busy working late, and I didn't really talk to him too much since I was heading out to the library for the rest of the night. He did link me to some forum that he was posting on, and me... always browsing around, clicked around until I saw Courtney's name. I clicked on her ID and it led me to the last post she made, on some thread calld "lol bump." So of course, I clicked, and read through some stuff. Most of her posts were stupid comments that post whores make, so I skimmed through. The thread had some funny stuff in it, so I kept reading. Somewhere among all the comments I skimmed through, she mentioned that she was having quiche for dinner. Did I make a huge sticky on it? No. BUT, when Chris mentioned to me today, that he had quiche for dinner last night, and that when he went home hungry, he didn't know what exactly to make with what he had. He ended up looking it up and made some with what he had. Coincidence? Am I thinking too much into it? I know for a fact that he doesn't have pie crust at hand... and after working 12+ hrs... why the hell would you want to go out to a grocery store to pick up stuff to make quiche, of all dishes? It just doesn't make sense. Maybe it'll make sense to some of you since you guys are outside of the box, lol.

Anyway, the only logical explanation I could think of, was that he worked late, and she prob texted him saying she was making quiche and invited him over, and he went without thinking too much into it. Feeling guilty afterwards, he does what I do often, by telling the half truth and clearing your conscience. So he tells me what he had for dinner, telling me the TRUTH, but only partially. He then feels better.

Blah, I'd talk to him about it, but I don't want him to think that I'm spying on him. I was already having trouble with the whole picture deal this past weekend, but I finally got over it today, talking to an ex bf who made a really good point. He couldn't even begin to explain this one, so I'm kind of in a hole, and if I don't ask, I think I'll probably drive myself crazy.


Sigh, I guess I'll write my paper and talk to him tomorrow since he asked me to come over and cook with him.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


I love my schedule. Every M/W/F + Saturday, Sunday is an off day for me. Too bad I have a stats exam and my paper due tomorrow. Oh well!

So yesterday, after my classes, I headed over to the LI-BARRY. With plenty of food, of course. And instead of studying, since I knew I had today to do it, I sat around and took silly pictures with my friend, lol.

And this will continue.... today! Ahahaha.

Monday, September 1, 2008


So Saturday wasn't a great day. After the post, it kind of went downhill. The bf and I were supposed to hang out, but due to some dude from flying out from cali to write an article about the new APR facility and him having to show him around and "entertain" him, it pretty much ate up the whole day. I tried to get in touch with him all day, except he didn't respond until around 430 when he calls to tell me what was going on (I had no idea that the guy was down here) then says he'd call me right back. When he says "I'll call you right back," I've learned not to expect a call for at least a few hours, or at all. It's sad, really.

Then my friend Lewis calls me, asking what was up and wanted to catch up. Lewis is my best friend that I've known since either 9th grade or 10th. I can't really remember, but we had a slight fling when we first met, but it didn't work out, and now him, his brother, my brother and I are all like family. Anyway, he goes to school about 2hrs away from me, and I figured, what the hell, I'm gonna drive up and get away from all this Chris deal. I wasn't going to wait around for him to call me and tell me he can't hang out with me. Fuck that.

I actually took a nap till around 7:30 when Chris finally texts me and says "my bad, i have been busy entertaining this guy from" I can't quite remember what I said to get that response, but it doesn't matter anyway. I didn't care and I was already getting ready to leave the house. So finally around 8:15, I get out of the house to head over to UAB. 15 minutes into the drive, Chris texts me asking what I was doing. When I told him where I was going, he goes... "WTF why?" He then asks me when I was coming back and says he promises that he would take me out this weekend. Normally, I would have asked if he wanted to see me that night, and even turn around, feel better because he sounded like he was trying to make it up, but honestly, I put up with too much of this nonsense to really care. He apologized several times saying he didn't know I was waiting all day for him then gave me a bunch of excuses I didn't care for. Then he stabs at me and says I obviously can't handle him being busy. Excuse me??? If he can't take 10 seconds out of his life to call or text me and say "Hey, sorry, but something came up for work and I can't hang out today. Raincheck?" then yea, I can't handle him being "busy." Clearly, if he's too busy to spare 10 seconds, he doesn't need a gf. I've been really understanding about work taking up a lot of his time, but what I can't understand is why he can't tell me what's going on at the time and stop reserving my time and wasting it. Just because my schedule is more flexible, and I put effort into it being flexible, doesn't mean that it is worth any less than his time is.

He then begins to whine and says he wishes I was back. Wtf? I was an hour and a half into the drive and he wants me back? He was out at dinner and found some time to text me, and said he wants to be with me that night. Again, normally, I'd be all like awww!!! I'm coming home right now! but I didn't. I told him that I MAY have turned around if he asked me when I was only 15 min into the drive but I wasn't turning around then. Oh yeah, so I had fun with Lewis and everything, but on the way back, I got a fucking TICKET!! I was going 70 in a 65, and pretty damn sleepy (I left around 330am) and somehow the speed dropped to 45 before I knew it, and I was pulled over. WTF. I'm broke and this fatty wants to write me a ticket. UGHHH.

So... all Sunday... from around 230 till 930, I hung out with him. We didn't really do much, except watch movies and cuddle and go out for dinner, until he had to go out with Wes, the dude from cali, and Keith, his boss. So I left... when my friend says I should come over cuz she made sweet potato cake! OHH YES!! So I head over, eat cake (after the huge steak & ribs dinner I had) and they decide they want to invite some people over a drink. Uh oh. I honestly don't like beer, and we began to play drinking games, and it's like they were plotting against me! There were a lot of people I didn't know, and they thought I seem like a fun drunk and tried to get me drinking as much as possible.

Mind you, I hate beer. So every time I had to drink, I chugged it down so I wouldn't have to taste it. In midst of all this, I got hungry! So my friend made me pizza.. and I had 2 slices. Then, I'm not sure why, but I got hungry for some McDonalds, so some of the guys went and brought it back. Yup, I had those too. After drinking a shit ton and eating, it sobered me up... until one of the guys nagged on me saying I couldn't chug down my coke. Excuse me? Coke and I are like best friends! We have a bond that no one else does! So I proceeded to chug down the 20oz coke. Yup... finished that too.

Do you smell trouble? I do! When people began to leave, my stomach wasn't feeling so great (I had some shots in midst of all the drinking too) so I went in the bathroom and puked up EVERYTHING. From steak dinner to the mcdonalds I ate! Sooo gross. But I felt so much better afterwards, hahaha. Then we walked around... tried to sober up a bit (I was pretty sober, but super hyper from all that coke) and decided to walk through a cemetary to get a good scare. I was either still drunk or too hyper... or didn't give a shit, and I was running through that place like it was mine. My friend was telling me that he felt like we were disrespecting them... and I somehow compared the public cemetary to a public bathroom. Anyway, we went back, watched Shutter (not scary at all), and I drove home... and passed out, around 5.

BUT, before I passed out, I logged onto facebook for the first time in a while! I deactivated in June, if I remember correctly, because Chris asked me to. And lo and behold, I find pictures! Courtney, that hoe, uploaded pictures of herself, Arin, her roommate, and Chris. Not all weekend did Chris mention Courtney. Not to mention, he didn't tell me she was there when he was out driving all day with Wes and Keith. Not to mention, he failed to let me know that he "ran" into them, so he says, when he was out at a bar with Wes and Keith.

Does it sound fishy to you? He's driving them around in some of the pictures, and the girls' make up seems way too fresh for him to be driving them back because he didn't want them taking a cab since they drank a lot. Once my "WTF? BS?" radar goes off, I find so many things to back it up, it's not even funny. I texted him at like 5am saying I was disappointed in him. He was out acting retarded, with his pants rolled up with a cig butt in his mouth and posing with Arin. He failed to tell me any of the above. And yesterday, he tells me he wanted to go shopping with me today, and all today, he's with Arin. I tell him around 430 that he can just hang out with Arin for the rest of the night if he wants. But nooo, he says "no... it's okay." When does he finally call and ask me if I want to see him? 10. He might as well have told me that he was gonna be with them all night, and THEN ask me afterwards if I wanted to see him. WTF is wrong with him? Around 10:20, I leave the house, and he calls me saying his boss texted him, telling him to be at work by 8 tomorrow and that he had to sleep early tonight. I tell him that I'll just turn around and head back home then, and he says I don't have to and it doesn't mean I can't see him, just that I'd have to leave early. I didn't want to bother arguing, so I went over. He was cuddling with me, watching some movie called Pirates of the Silicon Valley, and I don't think I felt anything. I didn't feel like I was spending quality time with him, and I didn't feel like I was there because I wanted to be. At first, I didn't want to see him tonight at all, but I wanted to see him to talk to him in person about all this shit. But did I? No. I don't even know if I want to bother bringing it up. Make the effort to talk things through...

He did ask me several times what was wrong and why I seemed depressed. I denied it and said nothing was wrong, and put minimal effort into holding his hand so he wouldn't feel too ignored.

Whatever, if he's going to push me away and take me for granted, I'm not gonna bother coming back.


Oh, and I'm officially on a diet.

And my hair color seems to be lightening up a bit... so I kinda like it. I've been experimenting with no foundation and trying to get the most natural and flawless way of making my face look with LESS make up!

I think for the face, I had concealer for my dark circles and finishing loose powder from Clinique. Super sheer... I don't even think it's buildable lol. Then I set it with MAC Fix+. I absolutely love that stuff.