Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Oh no! Mi Ojos!

Yesterday was a red letter poopy day for my eyes!

First... I left my samples in the oven for what would be a run involving five different cycles of ramping to various temperatures and holding for various amounts of time that would add up to around 40 hours total... needless to say I programmed the oven and left.  Well, I returned the next day to check on it and it said POWER FAILURE across the screen, so I go "Oh no!  My samples!" and open the oven only to find my face greeted with 1300 degrees Celsius of blazing heat.  HOOOOOLY crap.  There is no way to adequately describe the awesomeness of that kind of heat assaulting you from 6 inches away.

My eyes still kind of hurt and my vision was blurry and watery for awhile... I am horrified there might be permanent damage, but Bahb assured me the same thing happened to him plenty when he used to fire his own pottery (have I ever bragged about his pottery?!  It's beautiful and he gives me some from time to time!).

THEN!  Then I noticed I didn't have my glasses in my purse and I remembered I was struggling to put them back in their case at the checkout at Target when I was buying a sun tea jar (I just HAD to have sun tea, didn't I?!).  Since the sun tea jar was too big to carry with one hand, I guess I didn't notice in my fumblings that my glasses didn't make it into my purse.  

By the time I noticed they were missing they were long gone.  Even though they were prescription, they were still Ray Ban Wayfarers and the lady at Target broke it down for me when she said "look, many people have lost Ray Bans here, but none have ever made it to the lost and found."

People these days!  I need those to SEEEEEE!

Button Up: H&M
Dress: Urban Outfitters (Nom de Plume)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbells
Bangles: Forever 21

I need to rush off to get my hair cut and dyed right now.  I am trying to grow it out, but I just want to cut it short so much.  It will be an epic battle to see how long I hold out before I have an ultra-pixie again.  

Also, I need to go get some glasses today!  My old ones look terrible and make me dizzy.  I'm kind of tearing up thinking about my old glasses, they were with me through a lot.  They were tear-stained for months after a really bad break-up, but they were also cutely misshapen from falling asleep (in jamroom, duh!) countless happy, snuggly times with Bahb after watching marathon amounts of To Catch a Predator or The Office.  Good or bad, they were my key to understanding and interacting with my world and I never would have imagined my connection with them would be this profound.

I'm literally tearing up!  I mean, really?  Who cries over lost glasses?  It's like they were my security blankie... my reassuring comfort that no matter how random and strange my new "adult" life might become they would always be there and I would always look out from behind them unchanged.  

As I sit here, squinting at the computer screen trying to see what I'm typing, I implore you, go hug and kiss your glasses, tell them how much you appreciate them.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

If you grew up with holes in your zapatos...

I am still being a bad blogger... it was so easy to get out of the habit of blogging and now I'm finding it's almost impossible to get back into it...

So the wonderful Dimi at Little Witches/Tiny Wizards so graciously bestowed upon me the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award, and I definitely need to do a post about that asap!

But today me and my messy lookin' hair need to be real quick.

I'm meeting an old friend of mine who moved away for college years and years ago for frozen yogurt and a stroll around Tempe Town Lake tonight, which is why I referenced a Jay-Z song from the early 2000's.  We listened to so much bad music together back in the day that it now makes me basically bubble forth with nostalgia when I happen to hear it again.

Like Taking Back Sunday?  Like The Used?  Yup, and even like Cam'ron's "Hey Ma" and Paperboy's "Ditty" and Nappy Roots' "Aw Naw."  Awesome.

And of course Jay-Z's "99 Problems."  And I actually have two prominent (peep-toe) holes in my zapatos today.

We were so cool driving around in my 30 year old Mercedes singing along with all of these mainstream rap songs while we drove to Wendy's for lunch or as we rushed off to Superstition Springs Mall as soon as school got out.

Tank Top: Blue Cult
Skirt: Urban Outfitters (Lazerade)
Necklaces: a little gift shop in Tombstone, AZ and Buffalo Exchange
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Sun Glasses: Ray Bans

Whoa, "Ditty" is going to be stuck in my head all day now. It's my own fault, I keep hitting "Replay"on YouTube.  I have been basically listening to it all morning.  

Just bob your head for Paperboy and the Ditty, you know?

Anyhoo, I feel a little bit like Lydia with all them there necklaces, but I have to say I like it.  I always appreciate how Lydia pulls them off so here's my homage.

Have great Tuesdays!  Holy shit, is it really Tuesday?  I thought it was Monday until I typed Tuesday.  

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Arizona Adventures

Oh no!  I've been a terrible blogger lately, haven't I?!

This past week I had my amazing little cousin, Emily, come to visit from Illinois.  She had never been to Arizona before, and I did everything I could to make sure she saw just as much of it as possible!  I took her down to Tombstone and Bisbee, just a few dozen miles from the border of Mexico, all the way up to Lake Powell at the Utah border.  

My dad took us to the Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon, which was a first even for me!

Here's how you get into Antelope Canyon... what the fuck, right?

Here's some of my pictures of the canyon.  Emily and I scampered off in the canyon taking snapshots and climbing and exploring while my dad took his time taking beautiful photographs.

I took all of these though, so compositionally correct they are not.

Emily leadin' the way.

Three showers later and I still have dirt in my hair... but it was totally worth it.

Me leadin' the way.

We climbed on stuff!

Here's the pictures from the Grand Canyon.

Doin' sum lunges... noooo big deal.

This seemed like a very appropriate place to practice me some made up Tai Chi.

While my dad was taking his photographs, Emily and I took embarrassing pictures of each other.

Stereotypical tourist pose.

Cuz Love!

Best picture.  Ever.

We saw nature!  Then we chased nature.

Eeeeesh.  I made the mistake of looking in before I went potty.

It's cute how much of a little ham in front of the camera my cousin is... probably because she's an aspiring Broadway actress.

More pictures of the canyon that my camera couldn't really do justice.  I can't wait to see the photos my dad got.

Last but not least, especially because we went here first... Tombstone and Bisbee!

These were taken at the Birdcage Theater.  There is an episode of Ghost Adventures (with Sexy Zac!) that was filmed here, as it is notorious in regards to paranormal activity.

The Black Moriah.  This horse-drawn hearse is one of six created in the 1880's, and the only left in existence.  It is worth upwards of $2 million.  

Apparently the naked figure of one of the "soiled doves" who, ahem, entertained in the Birdcage Theater's private rooms is seen down here from time to time. 

That table is where the world's longest poker game took place.  It lasted 8 years and 5 months.  There was a $1,000 buy-in, which in the 1880's was over $30,000.

Where the magic happened.  In this room Wyatt Earp solicited a prostitute named Sadie Jo, for whom he later left his common-law wife, Mattie Blaylock.

Birdcage Theater, or, apparently, Theatre.

Wonder Buns!  

I didn't get many pictures in Bisbee, which is an uh-mazingly photogenic little town, because I was pms-ing real bad and wanted to get started on the 4 hour drive home sooner rather than later.

But we still wandered around a little and went to a few antique shops.

Anyway, that was what I've been doing!  I hope everyone has had great weeks, and sorry if this post is a little discombobulated... I took over 520 pictures and had a hell of a time picking my favorites!

Have great days anyone who may see this!
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