Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Santa! Oh My Gosh! Santa is Coming! I know him! I know him!

Oh my gosh! It has been so long since I have posted and I feel horrible. Christmas is fast approaching. Only 2 more weeks! Finals are this next week and I can't believe I am almost done with my first semester of college! Tonight we are having an Awkward Christmas Extravaganza! It's going to be so much fun. We are all going to wear ugly Christmas sweaters, and take pictures and decorate Christmas cookies! OH! And Santa is coming! (Yes I am in college and still get excited for Santa!) I made my Christmas Sweater because I didn't have one in my closet. So I am a Christmas tree! It's pretty funny and I've been wearing it all day and people keep coming up to me and telling me how awesome it is, or laughing and smiling when I walk by and telling me how it makes their day to see someone so festive. In my eyes that means I accomplished something by spending three dollars on a package of tinsel and hot gluing it to a green shirt. So with finals coming I haven't had a lot of time to do much, but I can't wait for Christmas Vacation. We have almost a month off, and my friend from Nepal, that I met here at college, might come over a few days for break and we will go sledding and do some fun stuff. I am super excited to spend time with my family. Even though my cousins won't be here like they usually are, it still should be fun. I miss getting together with all of my friends and sledding in Pahaska like we used to do every year when we were in high school, but I got a new sled and hopefully I'll still be able to go up and sled with some of my new friends. I hope you guys all have a wonderful time with your families this winter. So Happy Christmas! And have a great New Year!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Upcycled!

I have finally been doing art again and this time it's more craftiness than artistic, but whatever. For this project I upcycled a cheese grater into a rack for my earrings. All I did was paint it, add some cup hooks for feet, and ribbons for decoration. I hope you enjoy.

 



 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Time for Change

New layout, new perspective, new life. The time is fast approaching. I have 2 weeks before I move out, leave for college, and start new. It's been crazy with packing, and cleaning. Not only do I have to pack the things I'm taking, but also all the things that don't need to be in my room so my parents can use it as a guest room. My mom has let me put all the boxes of stuff I'm taking in our tiny little living room so that I don't have to get everything confused, so our house has been kind of crazy these last few weeks. I've been really preparing myself to leave, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally too. I've been doing a lot better lately and trying to look at things in a positive way. I'm more excited than nervous which I think is a good thing. I hope I'll have a great time. Everybody tells me that college years are the best years, the years you make lifelong friends and memories. I hope it is that way with me. Also, to explain the picture, even though they are not healthy, I know this, this week was the first time I was able to get my hands on a twinkie in my tiny little town since they disappeared off the face of the planet, so I had one. I never really ate them before and I don't plan on eating them regularly now that they're back, I just decided to have one, for fun. Well, signing off now. Have a great day.

Quincy

Friday, May 3, 2013

Crazy Crazy Life!

post signatureI have been so busy lately that I haven't really had time to do normal fun things. I am less than 3 weeks from graduating high school and my teachers are cramming so much work into these last few weeks. It is SO STRESSFUL! We are supposed to have two performance assessments for each class, and they are to be given one in the first have of the semester and one in the first part of the second half of the semester. We are now sitting with 3 weeks left and my teachers are just now giving us these assessments. Honors classes suck. With everything going on in my life right now, this is the first time I can say that I am struggling and stressing over school. I am taking honors anatomy and physiology, and my teacher is so behind that he expects us to memorize the muscles of the muscular system in a cat and know where they are located after spending two days on it. There are more than 70 that we have to know and all he did to help us with them is quickly run through a powerpoint with diagrams for 1 day. On Monday we are supposed to come in and look at one of our dissected cats and he will have all these pins stuck in the different muscles and we have to know what they are. The worse part about this is that as he was going over them he wanted to have us find them on the cat, but we have to dig under 3 other layers of muscles to find some of them and by the time we found them he had gone through 4 other slides. I don't know how I'm supposed to memorize 70 muscles when he gave us one day to go over it and mentioned each muscle once. He hasn't even given us any memorization tools for his class. I have no idea how I am passing. I was just diagnosed with a brain tumor and have been missing a lot of school for doctors appointments. I really hope that everything will pull together before school gets out. I don't know how much longer I can do this. I have all this stuff for all my classes not just anat and phys. I just can't wait until I'm done with high school. Then comes stress of getting a job and making money to save for college. I have stuff going on after school every day until we graduate. Scholarship ceremonies, planning meetings with colleges, and all sorts of stuff. I didn't mean to rant about all this stuff. Just wishing things would go smoother, but from what I hear this always happens right before you graduate.
Hope your lives are going smoother.
Quincy

Saturday, April 13, 2013

My Love of Vintage Advertising

For the longest time I've always had an interest in vintage advertising. From Coca-Cola to Maybelline, the beautiful women and timeless layouts just make you want to buy the product. I've gathered pictures of a few of my favorites to show you.
Coca-Cola

Oldsmobile

Oldsmobile

Hanes Pantyhose

Maybelline Mascara

More Maybelline

Chrysler

Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola

Kelloggs Frosted Flakes

Coca-Cola

Hanes Pantyhose

Kodak Cameras

Hanes Pantyhose

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

 Today just happens to be Dr. Seuss's 109th Birthday, and because he taught me so many things thru out my childhood, I thought he deserved a post today. From lessons in life on never giving up to being individual and never letting anybody tell you who you are,  I will always be in debt to this man. I remember reading Dr. Seuss from the time I could comprehend a story. His books were my favorite from my childhood and I can clearly remember wondering if I too had a wocket in my pocket or a vug under my rug. I remember countless hours during the Christmas season watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas in all of it's versions. The nap time after nap time of reading everything from The Foot Book to Oh! The Places You'll Go, and in my later life watching Horton Hears a Who with the little kids I babysit and making up Suess/Shakespeare spoofs for my British Literature Class. "I will not kill him with a sword. I will not kill my Scottish lord. I will not stab him in the back. I do not want to, Lady Mac." "Did you hide him here, or there? I hid Polonius under the stairs." But most of all Dr. Seuss taught me to not worry about what people say or think about me but to be 100% myself.  "Only you can control your future" "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." "A person's a person no matter how small" "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind." And "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" These a few of Dr. Seuss's words that have stuck in my mind and always will. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss, you will always be in my heart. 

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!




Happy Valentines Day! Just thought I'd post a couple cute pictures and wish you a good day. I'm not doing anything special today, I might stay in and watch a movie with my sister. Are you doing anything special with your love?        post signature

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Dealing With Post Potter Depression


List of Harry Potter things I'll probably keep forever.
1. My complete set of books, hardcover and paperback and all my collectors bookmarks.
2. My dvd's
3. My marauder's map
4. My jewelry sets (time turner, radish earrings, cork necklace, etc.)
5. My complete collection of collectors stones.
6. My glitter Harry Potter overalls that I've had since I was in kindergarten and wore until I was in eighth grade even though they gave me an extreme wedgie and itched my legs. (I will force my kids to wear them or turn them into throw pillow or something.)
7. My Hermione Granger poster that my best friend Laurel wrote out the entire tale of the three brother out on in silver sharpie. So cool. This will be kept forever.


Things I will bear to part with.
1. My Harry Potter Lego Sets. Currently these are listed on Ebay for $250.
2. My gobs and gobs of other Harry Potter posters ranging in all sizes. I will never again have the wall space that comes with being the oldest child with the master bedroom. I bow down to poster tacky and the ability it gave me to cram 20+ Harry Potter posters in a 3 square foot area.
3.My loads of Harry Potter Board/Card Games. I will be keeping Harry Potter Uno and Harry Potter 20 Questions as these were my favorite, but I don't believe my college dorm room will give me a whole closet devoted to games of which most have that beloved HP logo.
5. My Harry Potter trading cards. I never figured out how to play this game, so they don't have much attachment to my heart except for the fact that they were harry potter so I had to have them.


I am sure there are other things, but for now I will stop ranting on my ode to Harry Potter, my life long love, and begin the process of healing my post potter depression and moving on realizing I have to grow up some time. But as a final note, in the words of Alan Rickman, "When I am 80, I'll be sitting in my rocking chair and reading Harry Potter. And my family will say 'After all this time?' and I will say, 'Always.'"

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