Monday, January 30, 2012

adventures in breakfast

i always figured i didn't like oatmeal.  i think i may have tried it when i was younger.  but i know i don't like farina or cream or whateverthehellyou'retryingtofeedme or shit like that.  i clumped oatmeal into the basket.

embarking on a new diet lifestyle is always tricky, but i was trying to find ways to eat things besides cinnamon toast crunch for breakfast every day.  not because i'm tired of cinnamon toast crunch, omfg are you serious? i love that cereal like a fat early-30s girl loves cinnamon toast crunch.

that's the saying, right??

so i picked up a box of quaker oatmeal.  cinnamon sugar oatmeal, obvs.  figured it would be cinnamondelicious.

and i decided to make it this morning.  i poured the little packet of oat thingies into a bowl, added the required 2/3 cup of cold water, bunged the thing in the microwave for 1:30 (packet said 1-2 minutes, way to be specific dick) and waited.

it was a bit soupy.  so i stirred it and put another :30 on the timer.

and it was still a bit soupy.  and BLAZING hot.  i decided to bring it in my office and let it cool off a bit.  as it did, it thickened into all it's cinnamon-oaty glory.  and smelled pretty good, if a little oaty.

then i decided to try it.  and was met with a consistency unlike any i had ever encountered before.  and i did not like it.  so i sent a text to awesome husband....  what follows is our convo.

me: do i have to chew oatmeal?

awesome husband: Um. Maybe.

me: then i don't like them.  swallowing them without chewing is possible but i don't know how fucking long it will take to digest.

me: which may be good.  then i won't have to eat again all day.

awesome husband:  I would guess that you should chew it.

me: then i still dislike oatmeal.

of course, i had already swallowed-without-chewing half of the bowl.  so i probably won't eat for another 6 or 7 hours, right?  does anyone know the answer to this?  do i have to chew oatmeal?  because, if so, cinnamon toast crunch shall remain my breakfast of choice.

Friday, January 27, 2012

omfg you guys

seriously.  worst blogger ever.  i get a gig piercing things and i end up ignoring all of you.

anyway, just a quick check in... from the tattoo shop :)  i haven't stuck any needles in things today.  it's been a slow week.  although i DID take my county thingamajig that means i'll get a fancy certificate and that i know how to not get AIDS.  or other blood borne pathogen thingies. 

but really, AIDS*.

but i've been busy.  working at home in the mornings.  working at the shop in the afternoon/evenings.  doing schoolwork in between.  occasionally cuddling with my cats.  seeing awesome husband once in a while.  i haven't even had time to cook proper meals.  so not only am i the worst blogger, i'm the worst wife.  awesome husband has been cleaning.

seriously.  i haven't cleaned anything in, like, months.  except the bathroom.  i've cleaned that ONCE since thanksgiving.

so, thanks for hanging in there.  i have some ideas for upcoming blogs and my schedule should be slowing down a little bit.  until then, look at this picture.

my little babeh sammy cat.  i love her so much <3

*according to my brother, one can make jokes about anything that has affected one.  we can make gay jokes, cancer jokes, AIDS jokes, and diabetes jokes because we have had gay family members, family members who've died of AIDS, family members who've died of cancer, and revbobdad has the diabetes.  so either lighten up or fuck off - i'm making AIDS jokes.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

reasons why SOPA/PIPA are tools of the devil you may or may not believe in

i'm up on my soapbox today.  since i don't know how to blackout my blog for a day (not like anyone would care either) i've decided to use it to try and spread the word, yo.

the word of SOPA/PIPA and how they will break the internet.  seriously.

first, let me make sure we all get what SOPA/PIPA are.  check out this awesome video with chad vader and our pal jenny the bloggess:  

got that?  okay, onto the next.  check out what everyone's favorite search engine google has to say about SOPA/PIPA:

and our gal nicki who does the loaded handbag happened to write an excellent article about SOPA/PIPA which you can find here: What Your World Will Look Like if SOPA Passes (Hint: It’s Not Pretty)

and finally, has some great information and links to your congresspeople. 

get on it, people.  please contact your representatives and tell them you do not support SOPA and PIPA.  email them.  call their offices.  tweet them.  facebook them.  and tell your friends to do the same.  or the next time you link a youtube video of your favorite song on facebook, you may be breaking the law.

i want to include a comment i made on jenny's blog earlier today.  i'm totally pirating myself - and i'm okay with that.

to any artists who have commented that online piracy costs you money, we get it. online piracy is a problem that costs many artists time and money – often, time and money that they don’t have. but what sopa/pipa will do won’t solve the problem of online piracy. they’ll just break the internet and censor everyone. 

i’m an artist, too. and without sites like facebook, twitter, youtube, blogger, pinterest, and etsy, i’d never be able to share or sell my art. if sopa/pipa were put into law, those websites may never exist again – or will be so heavily censored that many artists will be unable to use them for sharing/selling their art.

yes, online piracy is a problem. but would you rather support censorship of art, or get paid? i know we all need to get paid – but the art community cannot support censorship. yes, i’d love to get paid – but i’d prefer to keep the community open, honest, and UNCENSORED BY THE GOVERNMENT.

Monday, January 9, 2012

the final countdown

we're going on vacation.  i'm very excited to get back to disney.  it's been over a year since awesome husband and i have been to disney and the last time was to DEFINITELY NOT scatter any of my mother's ashes on pirates of the caribbean.  we would never do that.

awesome husband, my brother, and sisterfromanothermister will be going to disney together.  we're really excited to go back because it's been so long - awesome husband and i are used to going, like, two or three times a month.  we also got the dining plan so we'll be eating like kings and queens! lol

so the body piercing thing is going really well.  i've made a few mistakes and have learned from them, which is great.  not HUGE mistakes, but you know.  fixable mistakes.  fixable thanks to the fact that my mentor has been piercing for 29 years and is AMAZING.  i've pierced quite a few ears, belly buttons, and lips.  and a handful of nostrils, tongues, and eyebrows.  i'm still waiting on a septum, monroe, medusa, and nipple - then i'll have done every piercing above the belt :D

and on the adult acne front, things are getting better.  bet some of you didn't know that in addition to the batshit crazy, i also suffer from adult acne, did you? 

now you do.

anyway, nothing ever works at all.  so i decided to start getting facials and see if that helps.  the spa i found was well-reviewed for acne facials so i headed over.  i went three weeks in a row at $80 a pop (ouch) and purchased $140 worth of the product they recommended (also ouch).  and today i paid $130 for a non-acid peel (ouchouchouchouch).  HOWEVER my skin hasn't looked this clear in years!  i'm going through some purging right now so i have a few pimples that come up and go away quickly, and i'm getting some drying.  once my skin balances, it should look pretty good.  it's already really smooth, my aesthetician says that the ultrasound thingy does that.  i mean, smoothy smooth smooth.  hopefully once my skin balances we can work on the acne scarring and see if that can be improved.  and now i only have to go every 3-4 weeks for a facial.  and i was spending about $120 a month on shit that wasn't working.  really fucking frustrating.  so i'm pleased today.

awesome husband got an awesome new tattoo.  i wanted to show it to you all.

yes, he's hardcore. he also likes hardcore music.  so, you know.  it means many things.  although he did point out that his right hand will always say 'hard' now.