Friday, October 29, 2010


Happy Halloweekend everyone!!

This is my favorite holiday [right after Christmas because I'm pretty sure you're just automatically supposed to say that Christmas is your favorite holiday].
Do something spooky and maybe cause yourself some sleepless nights. Because when else is it perfectly acceptable to do so?

Personally, I really want to see Paranormal Activity 2. BUT. The first one damaged me. Seriously. I was in tears that night in bed because I was so afraid. And this is coming from a person who LOVES scary things. So we'll see if I muster up the courage for the sequal [I'm betting on YES. I just can't resist].

The bulk of my weekend will be spent in College Station, tailgating for the football game. As of now, my costume is completely non-existant. I told Aaron we should both be Keyboard Cat. He was not ok with this idea. So at this point, looks like we'll both be lamesky and not dress up. Send vibes for last minute inspiration!

Have a BOOtiful weekend! [sorry, had to]

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A designer obviously doesn't live here

If you are expecting to see photos of an impeccably decorated apartment that belongs in the pages of House Beautiful or Design Sponge, STOP LOOKING NOW.
I am TERRIBLE when it comes to making things pretty. I'd like to think that I have good taste and know a good thing when I see it, but ask me to put it together myself and I'm at a loss. I can read design blogs to my heart's content and never be able to recreate what those geniuses do.

With that said, here is the one part of my abode that is complete: A wall with bookshelves and a TV stand. Thank you, IKEA.

Please disregard the lack of books. I read. A lot. All of the books that have been read are at home in San Antonio, so I plan on bringing them back here in order to make myself look more scholarly.
I still am lacking a couch, though I did buy a coffee table off of Etsy yesterday. It is painted a light brown with a blue top (I promise it's actually cute), so hopefully that will bring a little color into the room. I love white, but I love color way more.

And this picture is just for the sake of the hydrangeas. They were GORGEOUS. Apparently Chester didn't think so, as he had destroyed them by the time I woke up the next morning.
R.I.P. hydrangeas.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Still alive.
Cable and internet is now in my apartment!
[yet I am still blogging at work]
I have much picture uploading and TV show catching up to do.

Some highlights of the past couple of weeks:
1. Delicious Mexican food.
2. Spending entirely too much money on apartment related things. IKEA took a chunk of my soul. And I still don't have a proper couch, coffee table, or pretty bedside table.
3. Indian pizza! Yes. The Bombay Pizza Company in downtown Houston puts Indian food on pizza. But it's not typical pizza crust. What it is is MAGIC. Can't stop thinking about it.
4. Finding out that Chester is about to get a new friend. An orange cat showed up at my parent's house [almost exactly one year later after Chester was found. We apparently have a think for finding friendly orange cats around Halloween], and my mom is bringing him to me so Chester has someone to keep him company. Chester requires lots of attention, so this will make me feel better when I have to leave him alone.

Tomorrow is mine and Aaron's two year anniversary! We are having dinner, and apparently he has a whole day of activities planned for Saturday. I am quite excited. Since my new camera was part anniversary gift, I plan on utilizing it fully this weekend so I can have quality pictures like you other fellow bloggers!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'm alive, I swear.

My absence from the world wide web has me severely distressed.

I got all moved into my apartment in Houston on Saturday, albeit without CABLE or INTERNET. Also, I have no living room furniture. So basically, my place isn't quite the hot hang out spot yet. However, I am loving having my very own apartment. Chester likes it to, though I think he's rather bored. He needs another feline friend to keep him occupied.

Yesterday was my first day of work, and it was OVERWHELMING. I know NOTHING about the oil and gas industry, so I'm basically having to get a crash course in it. I had no work computer all day, so I ended up reading financial reports and forecasts about O&G. Yeah, you're jealous. I know things are always crazy on the first day and I'm not expected to know anything, but it was scary. I hope I'm able to catch on quickly and be good at this Marketing Research. I may be using my degree, but it's been over a year now since I've been in school. Send good vibes please!

As you can see, I now have a work computer. Unlike my previous job though, I won't be able to spend my days surfing the net and watching TV. No, I can now only utilize such things at lunch. This means that I'll be really busy, which is good. I WILL be sufing the net, but it will be spent looking at the Bloomberg Economic Calendar and IEA Oil Forecast. I'm purposely not spelling out that acronym because I want you to think I'm fancy.

Friday, October 8, 2010


First and foremost, does anyone know where I can get a kitty cat hat like this?! Chester obviously needs one. As an orange cat who was found but 9 days before Halloween, this is his favorite time of year.

In other news, today is my last day of work before the big move. I know this job has really been kind of pointless and has not helped advance my skills or resume in any way, but I will miss the people. There are some favorites I'll miss the most: Cindy, the clothing manager who would always come by my office just to chat and share gossip, and Mary Fran the beer-loving, restaurant connoisseur who reminds me so much of my mom. They've all been so good to me, and for that I am very thankful. Also, I will miss being able to catch up on TV shows, blogs, and Perezhilton all in a day's work. I have a feeling there won't be time for that with my new job that actually utilizes my degree. Time to grow up, I suppose!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October joy

My little heart is so excited because it's OCTOBER. This particularly favorite month of mine always evokes images such as this one:

Creepy? Maybe. But I will forever associate October with Halloween, spooky stories, crisp air, warm desserts, a constant feeling of excitement, and...wait for it...New England?
In about the second grade in music class, our teacher showed us "fall" pictures that went along with the Halloween themed songs we were singing. I will never forget one in was of a white clapboard church with a tall steeple, surrounded by hills and trees that had brilliantly colored leaves. The caption said it was taken in New Hampshire or Delaware or somewhere in that New England vicinity. So ever since then, fall and Halloween are synonymous to New England in my mind.
Oh how I would LOVE to spend the fall in a quaint New Hampshire town. There's something so romantically spooky about it. Is that weird? Romantically spooky? I don't think so.
I wish I could fully explain the feeling that fall gives me! For a whole month I'm in a glorious mood!
So you can bet that I'll be eating too many pumpkin flavored things, reading scary stories, and DVRing EVERYTHING on tv that is remotely related to Halloween [History Channel and Travel Channel have the BEST documentaries and shows on during this time].
I hope everyone else will be enjoying this month as much as I plan to!


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