Archives for July 2015

July 31, 2015

And I’ll Become The Sea…

For an earth sign (Virgo) with a rising earth sign (Capricorn) as well, I sure love the water. I literally come alive when I am in or near the water. For years I’ve joked that the water turns me into a child again. And it’s pretty much true. My “froomie” has been witnessing this first hand, and even caught the evidence on tape. Aside from my already existing love for water, C and I had been unable to see each other for 3 weeks due to our completely opposite work schedules and my weekend shifts (his is steady, mine changes weekly). So since I’d been feeling down about that and just feeling kind of lonely on my days off, I started walking down to the Sound, since I live not even a quarter of a mile away from it. I’ve also managed to explore parts of Port Townsend and also checked out Illahee State Park.

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And, just because this sunset came out wonderfully, comeplete with moon and because my roommate and I are absolutely adorkable and silly, here’s a couple more photos.

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Jellies! I’d never actually seen jellies before other than in an aquarium. And there were at least 100 of them just floating and swimming around in the sound by Illahee State Park. It was definitely a new experience for me. I’m assuming they are harmless as people were swimming in the sound and there didn’t appear to be any complaints. Maybe it’s a depth thing? The swimmers were farther out.

Anyway, it’s been extremely peaceful, perfect for some thinking and introspection. I found a little vista complete with benches that overlooks a huge part of the sound and has paths that follow down to the water’s edge and I’ve taken my journal up there a few times to just write and soak up some rays. I’ve been collecting shells, dipping my feet in the water, feeding the ducks and laid back on the massive rocks while staring up at the clouds. Of course, I’ve been bringing tons of water to keep hydrated while I spend a couple hours in the sun. And I’m slowly turning a couple shades darker, despite my use of sunscreen. It may not be as nice as spending time with my boyfriend, but hey. A girl has got to keep busy.

Speaking of C, he and I are actually taking some vacation time together next week. He is off as of this morning and until Sunday night when he goes back to work. My vacation starts after my shift tomorrow and goes until sunday morning. We are going to spend 5 wonderful days together and have lots of adventures lined up, so expect lots of pictures when I blog again after my vacation. We’re staying locally, but the best part is that I’ve barely even scratched the surface of Washington and am eager to see it all!

Have you been on a vacation yet this summer? What were you most looking forward to doing? Leave a comment and tell me all about it!

July 26, 2015

Stacking The Shelves #4

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that showcases the books you are adding to your shelves. These can include ebooks, physical books you have purchased or ones you have borrowed from friends or the library.

Due to my higher rent and the number of books that I currently own, I’ve put myself on a pretty strict book no-buy. The only exceptions to that are thrift stores and yard sales, but I’m not allowed to spend more than $10. So I’ve been relying on the number of books in my own collection that I haven’t read as well as falling back in love with my local library. Here are the books that I picked up this week:

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I devoured The Santangelos as soon as I picked it up. I started reading Jackie Collins books when I was about 13 and always loved the Lucky Santangelo series. I won’t go into major details but while it was in fact a perfect summer trashy read, it was not nearly as good as I had hoped it would be. Oh well. I have also already finished Everything Leads To You and Drawing Down the Moon. Next up are the Sookie Stackhouse books. I can’t believe I didnt read these before, thought the last time I tried to get into them, I couldn’t. Now, not only do I love the series but I pretty much have been devouring all the series by Charlaine Harris. Definitely enjoying the cozy mysteries like the Aurora Teagarden series.

What books are on your shelves this week? Leave me a comment and share away!

July 16, 2015

7 Things I Just Don’t Have Time For

01) Eating YOUR Favorite Things: I’m sor— No. Forget that. I won’t apologize for it. I don’t like cooked apples. I HATE gravy. I think brussel sprouts taste the way moldy old sweat socks smell. Kale is okay in small doses but I don’t want it in my smoothie. I’m 34 years old. I’m going to eat the stuff I like (healthy and crap) because hey, it’s what I like. What a concept. You eat your breakfast sandwich with canadian bacon. I’ll enjoy my lox and bagel, thank you very much.

02) Voicemails: I hate having to call a number to listen to the 10 second voicemail that someone left me, when they could have simply texted the same damn question. Even better? Listening to the voicemail just to get rid of that damn blinking icon and hearing just that quick CLICK as they hang up. You couldn’t have done that 2 seconds prior?

03) Are You Still Watching ______?: Eff you Netflix. Yes. Yes I am in fact marathoning 9 seasons of How I Met Your Mother followed by 4 seasons of The Walking Dead and 18 episodes of Futurama (okay, yes that is an exaggeration) and no, I don’t need your condescending attitude about my viewing habits. Don’t you have better things to do? Like making sure the third season of Hemlock Grove is finally added?

04) Broken Hair ties: As Caitlin said, there is nothing worse then that awful snap as your hair tie breaks and your hair tumbles down at the most inopportune moments. I have waist length hair and work with food. I tie my hair back with two hair ties a day and every so often comes that dreadful sound, that sounds like a car backfiring that echoes in your skull. *shudders*

05) Rudeness to People in the Service Industry: In my line of work, Customer Service comes with the job. I don’t mind it too much. It’s not too hard to smile, say hello and answer the same question 12 times a day. What pisses me off is when you say hello to people who can’t even smile back or acknowledge your existence at all. Hey, guess what. I’m human, not a droid. Don’t make me spit into your cake. Just kidding. I would never actually do that. But don’t make me want to. Please.

06) The other person chronicles: Robin really hit the nail on the head. If you are choosing to be the other man/woman, quit your bitching. I have no use for cheaters/homewreckers. You knew damn well what you were getting into when you started it. Oh and when they cheat on you? DO NOT think it is okay to start complaining about that. After all, if they were willing to cheat with you, why wouldn’t they be willing to cheat on you?

07) Bae/Fleek/Swag What?: I just … I just really don’t understand this new age of slang. I mean yes. Every generation has weird words. But at least Awesome is a word. What the effing eff is fleek? And why the eff do you want to refer to the person you love, as … poop? No thanks. I’ll stick with calling C douchewaffle. Hey. At least it’s two real words AND I know that I won’t have to think about the fact that 6.8 million people are calling their loved ones the same thing. Right?

What are some things that you just don’t have time for? Let me know by dropping a line in the comments!