Saturday, October 22, 2011

Midterms/Goals for the November (Early!)

I have fallen off the face of the planet/been taking midterms. I want to die. Anyway, this is what has happened since my last post:

  • I bought an iPhone 4S. I have the review written (I just need to take photos.) Overall, it is so awesome. 
  • My boyfriend had his wisdom teeth removed, and I have been trying to make him more comfortable, with differing degrees of success. I feel so bad for him.
  • I have been working my butt off at my new job, and it has gone pretty well. I have no real social life (it is Saturday, and I will be leaving for work in about an hour, and I won't get home until 11:30 tonight... if I'm lucky. If not, it will be closer to midnight. I work the same hours tomorrow) but I'm able to get by. 
  • I signed up for Zumba training! I'm going to be an instructor! I'm so excited. 

I have also set up some goals for myself:

  • No fast food. I will bring a WW dinner with me to work, and go straight home afterwards. I don't need to be wasting money on junk.
  • I will work out 4x a week, no matter how busy I am. I need to be fit for Zumba!
  • I will track my points every day. I have paid for the membership, and I have the app on my phone. To not track is just simple laziness. 
  • I will wear blush! I don't usually wear it, but I get so many compliments when I do. 
  • I will wear makeup every time I go out. It doesn't have to be a lot, but the truth is this: It takes me less than ten minutes to apply my makeup, and people respect me more when I wear it. 
  • I will spend 15 minutes per day trying to clean the house! It has become a bit cluttered recently, mainly because B and I are so busy. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wint O Green Lifesavers Are Really, Really Great.

As I have whined about before, I have a wicked, miserable, horrible cold. 

I also have a new job. That I have to show up to. 

Therefore, I'm not able to take any awesome-but-sleep-inducing cold medicines. 

This is where Lifesavers come in. 

I love them.

Here's why:

They soothe my throat

Are low in calories

Smell good to those around me, unlike cough drops

I like them when I'm over my cold, also unlike cough drops

Overall, Wint O Green Lifesavers are awesome.

No, I'm not affiliated with Lifesavers. 

Yes, I'm finally off work and at home, and have taken a fair bit of Nyquil. My coherency level is probably less than zero. 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mrow. (This should have posted on Friday.)

My boyfriend got a cold and decided to share the wealth, plus I started my new job and have been crazy busy. 

This week:

I started my new job, which is wonderful but exhausting. I work Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 3pm to 11:30pm. I'm going to be DEAD tonight.

I decided to work out hardcore, and only lost a pound with WW. And I'm still up 2lbs from my starting weight. Grrrr. 

I bought a Kindle! I have wanted one for a long, long time, but I made myself wait until I had another steady job. I sold some of my textbooks back to Amazon, and used the gift cards to treat myself. 

My parents got a new car, and I'm attempting to learn how to drive a standard car. It is not going as well as I had hoped. My personal vehicle is super heavy, and their car is light. I'm too used to flooring it as soon as the light turns green. 

This job is surprisingly easy, but I still have work dread. I'm not sure why, because the job itself isn't too terrible, but I just... dread it. It is about 1pm here, and my shift starts at 3. I have about an hour and a half before I have to leave. Yet, for some reason, I'm all like "I don't want to go to work." But If I were to call in today, I wouldn't have anything better to do. I would just sit at home and read. 

I have become completely addicted to Greek yogurt parfaits. I buy nonfat Greek Yogurt, frozen strawberries and peaches, and put it in a reusable container. I have been taking it to work for lunch, and it is pretty delicious. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Should I?

Right now my grandmum, mum, and younger siblings are all getting ready to visit my Uncle in Iowa. They are going to drive there, and it will be a two week trip.

I want to go.

I would have to drop my classes for this term, and I would probably have to quit my job, but there is this part of me that just wants to go. Like Steve Jobs said, when you have been unhappy for too many days in a row, it is time to change things. I know that this trip isn't the magical key to happiness, but it would be a once in a lifetime experience. I have never been so irresponsible in my life, but I just don't know what is keeping me here.

I mean, I'm able to drop my classes without penalty until the thirteenth, and I think that I would be able to find another job. I just... I want to go.

I have been working or going to school or both since I was fifteen. I'm a year ahead in school. What would the crime be in taking the term off and just enjoying myself? I would start a major hunt for another job as soon as I got back, and it would be perfect.

Why yes, I am an escapist. I'm in class right now, have work in two hours (directly after) and then another three hour class after working four hours.

I'm exhausted.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

My Philosophy Instructor....

Is chatty and likes to keep his students out until 11pm on a school/work night. I know I'm worthless as far as posting goes! I'm so, so sorry.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Evil Shades!!!!!

I got the stuff I ordered from Evil Shades today! This is not a proper review, just an excited "YAYYYYYY!" post. I'm going to take good photos and post all about it tomorrow. It is too dark here for me to get a decent photo now. I'm wearing Lost Kiss on my lips in this photo though :)

Right now, I'm loving:

Dr. Pepper TEN

Dark eyeliner and sparkly shadow

Green Tea

Dangly Earrings

Right now, I'm wanting:

A weekend away

Burberry Lipsticks (All of them, or at least all of the nudes/reds)

A soft, buttery leather satchel to carry my laptop/textbooks

Amazon to get the books I sold back so I can finally order a Kindle

Right now, I'm loathing:

The fact that my physics instructor has to teach. He is a nice enough guy, but incapable of teaching. Condescending with no sense of humor. Example: He asked us to make a graph in Excel today. I asked him what sort of graph (line, bar, etc.) He responded by telling me that I should understand Microsoft Office products because they are essential in business. It isn't that I don't understand how to use it. I just don't know what he wants.

The weirdness of starting a new job. 

Being lonely. 

Not being able to exercise. I've literally been too busy this week. Every 20 minute segment of my day has been planned out, and I'm ready to relax! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Things I'm Using in October.

Last month was pretty terrible for me. I had no free time whatsoever towards the end, and with moving/finishing work/basic life stuff I had little to no time to blog or even wear makeup. I seriously think that I work Virgin and Sin from the Naked palette with mascara and lip balm every day.

This month is a lot more open for me, and now I can get back in to the groove of beauty/fashion. Yay!

I'm currently using:
Colgate Optic White Toothpaste (yes, another whitening product.)
Olay 7 Total Effects Body Wash
Maybelline Baby Lips


I'm trying to wear eyeliner daily to improve my skills. I am meh when it comes to applying eyeliner, but I love the look.

I'm  going to work out 20 out of 31 days this month. I have a bit of a cubicle belly/butt now, and I'm not overwhelmingly impressed.

I am going to get a 4.0 this term. I'm taking harder classes this term, and not only am I going to get a 4 point, I'm also going to test higher than college algebra. I'm going to take the placement test on November first, and need to study my butt off. Wish me luck!

Monday, October 3, 2011

McDonald's for Dinner.

Which, as a vegetarian, amounts to french fries and a Mcflurry. 
My parent's have a Bible study tonight, and so I come into town with them and drive around while they do their thing. It sounds horrifically boring, but I love to drive. It makes me happy. 

We go to the McD near the capitol in Salem, and it is always sad to me to see all these incredibly well dressed men sitting alone here with the food. I know they are busy, but the loneliness of it bothers me. Weird, no? I guess that it strikes me because these men all seem powerful when they are at work, but they just seem small and alone here, sitting in the corner with their cheeseburger and hot fudge sundae. 

Meh. Maybe it is just me. 

I'm completely dead tonight. I'm a mentor for one of the philosophy classes, and a part of that responsibility is to proofread the papers for the students that ask. Someone just emailed me their paper. Want to know when it is due? Tomorrow. At 8. I also have a bunch of my own homework that is due tomorrow. Essentially, I have about five of my own papers to write (not double spaced) and proofread and 20+ of someone else's. Yay! 

Not completely upset though. I love proofreading. Seriously. I would love to spend the rest of my time at university working as a TA. 

Off to edit! 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

It's lotion season!!!!!

For some reason, I always start moisturizing hardcore right around this time of year. I don't know if it is out of fear of the oncoming dryness, or if I am just less annoyed by the sticky after-lotion feeling. Anyway, I stole one of my mum's Bath & Body Works body butters and have been using it for a few days. I usually use Body Shop butters, and they are still my favorite.

The B&BW butter that I tried is the White Cherry Blossom scent, and as far as scent goes, it is perfect. A light scent that lingers, but not remotely overwhelming. This butter is incredibly thick, but almost harder than the Body Shop butters. I don't know how to describe it, but it is almost waxy. I don't feel like it sinks in to my skin so much as it goes over it. I apply it after my nighttime shower to seal in moisture, and I haven't really noticed much of a difference in the two weeks that I've been using it. I have gone through most of the jar though, which is fairly typical for body butters, though I usually don't go through them that fast. Overall, I'm meh with these and would probably only repurchase on an epic sale. 2.5/5

Crappy midnight pic on my Macbook. Yay me!