The Rantings of an Indentured Servant

Sort of Self Explanatory, Don't Ya Think? If it's not obvious, stop. Pan up. Re-read. There you go genius...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Thumb and Thimble

Well, Chastity and I have started a business called The Thumb and Thimble. We are making 18th and 19th century clothing for living history. So far we are at least breaking even, which is cool. =) Check us out if you ever need some reproduction clothing.

We do stays, shifts, petticoats, corsets, crinolines, bustles, coats, breeches, trousers, ... pretty much anything you would need except for hats and shoes (at least for now.)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

I'm getting Married... and other stuff

Well, the first part is pretty self explanatory yes? I am getting married to the Marine =) We're having a May wedding and invites are going out or I'm personally delivering them this week. I am very happy and very excited about this.

I am also very, very busy. Weddings are not easy to prepare. However, things are going much better than expected and we are actually on track! Amazing. Now, let's just hope I don't go bridezilla on anyone.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

New bed set and things...

Well, my new bedset got delivered today. Yay!

I'm trying to put my room back together into some semblance of order. I do love the set though.

As for other things in life...

It's a little bit complicated (but then life is never really simple.) Well, Ktreva would be happy to know that shortly after new year's the sailor and I split (mostly his choice to break, but I understood the reasons and so it was on relatively good terms... much better than my last break as most of you know.)

I am currently with a wonderful person who is a gentleman and a scholar and I shall refer to as "The Marine" (mainly because he is exactly that, although he will be out next January.) I am very happy with him. Actually, I believe this is it. I've never been quite so sure of anything before. I would not be surprised if in the future I became Mrs. Marine to be honest. I know this is probably a statement that is going to get me called an idiot many times... I even realize how stupid I sound saying it.

But nevertheless, there it is. Life is falling into place piece by piece and I've finally found the piece to fit this part of my life. It's such a good feeling.

I am truly content with things.


Sunday, February 03, 2008

Stupid meme

(x)Rocky Horror Picture Show(x) Grease(x)Pirates of the Caribbean(x) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest() Boondock Saints(x) Fight Club(x) Starsky and Hutch(x) Neverending Story(x) Blazing Saddles( ) Universal Soldier( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events( ) Along Came Polly(x) Deep Impact(x) KingPin(x) Never Been Kissed(x) Meet The Parents(x) Meet the Fockers() Eight Crazy Nights(x) Joe Dirt(x) KING KONGTotal so far: 15
(x) A Cinderella Story(x) The Terminal(x) The Lizzie McGuire Movie() Passport to Paris(x) Dumb & Dumber(x) Dumber & Dumberer(x) Final Destination(x) Final Destination 2(x) Final Destination 3(x) Halloween(x) The Ring() The Ring 2() Surviving X-MAS(x) FlubberTotal so far: 27
() Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle(x) Practical Magic(x) Chicago(x) Ghost Ship() From Hell(x) Hellboy(x) Secret Window(x) I Am Sam(x) The Whole Nine Yards() The Whole Ten YardsTotal so far: 34
(x) The Day After Tomorrow(x) Child's Play(x) Seed of Chucky(x) Bride of Chucky(x) Ten Things I Hate About You() Just Married(x) Gothika(x) Nightmare on Elm Street(x) Sixteen Candles(x) Remember the Titans(x) Coach Carter(x) The Grudge() The Grudge 2(x) The Mask(x) Son Of The MaskTotal so far: 47
(x) Bad Boys(x) Bad Boys 2(x) Joy Ride(x) Lucky Number Slevin(x) Ocean's Eleven(x) Ocean's Twelve(x) Bourne Identity(x) Bourne Supremecy() Lone Star(x) Bedazzled() Predator I() Predator II() The Fog(x) Ice Age() Ice Age 2: The Meltdown(x) Curious GeorgeTotal so far: 59
(x) Independence Day(x) Cujo() A Bronx Tale(x) Darkness Falls(x) Christine(x) ET(x) Children of the Corn(x) My Bosses Daughter(x) Maid in Manhattan(x) War of the Worlds(x) Rush Hour(x) Rush Hour 2Total so far: 70
() Best Bet(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days(x) She's All That() Calendar Girls() Sideways(x) Mars Attacks!() Event Horizon(x) Ever After(x) Wizard of Oz(x) Forrest Gump(x) Big Trouble in Little China(x) The Terminator(x) The Terminator 2(x) The Terminator 3Total so far: 80
(x) X-Men(x) X2(x) X-3(x) Spider-Man(x) Spider-Man 2(x) Sky High(x) Jeepers Creepers() Jeepers Creepers 2(x) Catch Me If You Can(x) The Little Mermaid(x) Freaky Friday(x) Reign of Fire() The Skulls (x) Cruel Intentions(x) Cruel Intentions 2(x) The Hot Chick(x) Shrek(x) Shrek 2(x) Shrek 3Total so far: 97
() Swimfan(x) Miracle on 34th street(x) Old School(x) The Notebook(x) K-Pax(x) Kippendorf's Tribe(x) A Walk to Remember() Ice Castles() Boogeyman(x) The 40-year-old-virginTotal so far: 104
(x) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring(x) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers(x) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King(x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark(x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom(x) Indiana Jones and the Last CrusadeTotal so far: 110 (I’m actually beating Contagion at this point…)
(x) Baseketball(x) Hostel() Waiting for Guffman(x) House of 1000 Corpses(x) Devils Rejects(x) Elf(x) Highlander(x) Mothman Prophecies(x) American History X(x) ThreeTotal so Far: 119
() The Jacket() Kung Fu Hustle(x) Shaolin Soccer() Night Watch(x) Monsters Inc.(x) Titanic(x) Monty Python and the Holy Grail() Shaun Of the Dead() WillardTotal so far: 123
() High Tension(x) Club Dread(x) Hulk(x) Dawn Of the Dead(x) Hook(x) Chronicle Of Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe(x) 28 days later(x) Orgazmo(x) Phantasm( x) WaterworldTotal so far: 132 (are high numbers bad?)
(x) Kill Bill vol 1(x) Kill Bill vol 2(x) Mortal Kombat (It’s Grau’s fault for this one!)() Wolf Creek(x) Kingdom of Heaven(x) The Hills Have Eyes() I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman() The Last House on the Left() Re-Animator(x) Army of DarknessTotal so far: 138
(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace(x) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones(x) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi(x) Ewoks Caravan Of Courage (I know it as The Ewok Adventure)(x) Ewoks The Battle For EndorTotal so far: 146
(x) The Matrix(x) The Matrix Reloaded(x) The Matrix Revolutions() Animatrix(x) Evil Dead(x) Evil Dead 2() Team America: World Police(x) Red Dragon(x) Silence of the Lambs(x) Hannibal

Total: 154

I was way too lazy to space them at the moment... but I beat my blog daddy by four... bwahahah


Grown up things....

Well, I went out today on a mission: to buy a bookshelf.

I own quite the number of novels, reference works, picture books, etc... Part of being an English major I guess (and English teacher!). I was also going to check out some beds and such. I've been sleeping on a futon since I got home. Now, I got a new futon mattress that helped increase the comfort level, but a futon is a futon.

I returned home the proud owner of a brand new (on sale) bedroom set. Complete with a classic Queen-sized Cherry Sleigh Bed, Dressor and Mirror, and 5 drawer chest. Don't forget the amazing real pillow top mattress and boxspring.

It felt almost like when I bought my car. lol. I was thinking to myself, wow... this is such a grown up purchase. I'm spending a lot of money. I know it's an investment. I can take this set with me to my future home. It came with things like warranties. That's good.

Yet, at the same time I was thinking to myself: wow... this is such a grown up purchase. Am I ready to really be a grown up? I'm doing okay at it so far, right? I have a career, I make my car payments, I pay my bills, I take care of my own needs... I actually even take care of other people's needs. That's rather grown up. Am I doing this alright? It's not like you can make the dean's list at being grown up really... no report cards that come in the mail telling you how you are doing at life.

I just hope I'm not going to blow it. I want to do this life right. It's the only one I've got.


Friday, January 25, 2008

22 annuals and other things...

So... I recently turned 22 years old. Last Friday was the actual day of my doom to be precise.

You know, it actually does feel a little bit different when I sit down and think, yes. I am 22. I have been of age to consume adult beverages for a year now. I have pretty much nothing else to look forward to. There are no real "coming of age" years headed my way anytime soon.

All that is left is flat out life friends. And you know what? It's not that bad I guess.

My job is going well, life in general is going well, I really couldn't ask for more.

Well, except for maybe fewer students per class. That would be soooo sweet! *sigh* oh, well...

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Eerie fortune cookies

The General and I have long been claiming that essentially we are really the same person. We're not sure how this happened, or even why. The fact is that aside from our biological sex and one nut allergy (his, not mine...(wait a minute... out of the gutter kids!)) we really do have a buttload in common.

Today, for lunch we went to a lovely little hole in the wall chinese buffet. Now, I delicately dogged my honey chicken and rice as The General tentatively checked unidentified foods for the possible presence of any nut product. After both eating our fill, the server brought our check and fortune cookies by the table.

They say it is bad luck for you to pick your own fortune. I have a few problems with this because even if you are the person handing out the fortune cookies you are still basically deciding which one will be yours by delegating them to everyone else. Especially when there are only two of you at lunch... whichever one you do not pick for the other person you will have, in a roundabout way, picked for yourself.

Anyhow, The General grabs one and I take the other. We crack them open and would you believe it? I read mine out loud and he just starts laughing. What's so funny? It wasn't that bad of a fortune, right? Something about success and yeah, yeah, we all know to add "in bed." Really, you could add any prepositional phrase to the end of a fortune cookie to make it funny. For example, if a fortune is "You will come into great amounts of wealth" you could just as easily say "in the fridge" as you could say in bed. You sickies just decided to be perverted enough to choose in bed because of your dubious morals and base sense of humor. I know what's up.

Well, to get to the point... lo, and behold, The General and I had exactly the same fortune on our small little strips of paper. The interesting thing was that our lucky numbers and "learn Chinese" portions happened to be different. Thus, I am submitting this into evidence as further proof of our being the same person, minus the aforementioned two items. And now the lucky numbers and learn Chinese portion of our fortunes.


D&D is back baby!

Well, to help me get out of my recent funk (it happens sometimes *shrug*) The General has decided to DM a campaign. Sunday was our first gathering.

Needless to say, man have I missed gaming! Granted, as of right now this is only a every other Sunday occurance. Enough to basically get a fix and hold us over 'til next time. But for now that is enough. I happen to be running a female half-elf lawful good Paladin named Aly who is rocking it out as an aspirant of the Knights of the Road in a kingdom where Elves pretty much are hated as much French people are in the United States... yea, I live dangerously.

There should be many grand (and hilarious) adventures to come.


Saturday, January 12, 2008

And the carousel of life still spins

Well, finals are here, term papers have been turned in (not yet graded, but at least we are done with the process), and my personal life has had better moments.

If there is one thing that I've learned in my near 22 years on this planet we call Earth, it is this: Life waits on no one. It is like at the carnival, when you are on the carousel. You are riding up and down on your little sparkle mount, when right in the middle of the ride something awful happens: your horse stops moving. What do you do? You can't just yell down to the Carny running the ride, "Excuse me sir! This horse is stuck. Could you please stop the ride so I can get onto a different one!" The Carny would simply laugh at you, if he even bothered to respond at all. He would just sit at the controls and keep the ride moving.

Life is much the same. It doesn't matter how bad things get or how much money you have... She does not discriminate by gender, race, or ethnicity. She does not hesitate for us to collect ourselves. She simply continues on, oblivious to the fact that we have not.

It's humbling, really. The human race, being as egocentric as we are, tends to believe that Life should pause for us, grieve with us, take mercy on us... But She is cold and turns a deaf ear to our pleas as she passes us by, the beautiful visage of one who has never worried or loved; smiled or cried.

Here we are, the stains of tears, the smile lines, the broken hearts, and a broken horse. She has left us with nothing to do but to finish the ride... because no matter the reason our horse has stalled, the carousel of life still spins.

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