Archive for September, 2008

Big fail

September 30th, 2008

Before I get to the subject of this entry, I just have to say… ZOMG I HAVE YOU NOW:

Resident Evil Archives is an out of print artbook, that I just had to get my hands on. It gave me difficulties since it’s out of stock everywhere I looked. I had to find an eBay or Amazon seller that did not ask for a ridiculous price on it. It’s the 3rd in my RE artbook collection, and I’m soooo happy to have it.

With Halloween approaching, motivation to work on my cosplays is coming back. I changed the list on my cosplay page again since I gain and lose interest in costumes so easily. One that was added is Neku

I decided to do a “test run” on a wig I already had. This is where the BIG FAIL comes in. Here is my first time spiking a wig. Tada!

Um… yeahhh XD;; It’s pretty bad. It would probably look a lot better if I trimmed some areas, especially the back and sides. Each spike should also be cut a little for a better tip. However, this isn’t the actual wig nor is a test wig, so I wasn’t willing to cut anything. Hopefully… I won’t fail as bad on the actual wig…?

Speaking of which, I’m torn on what color to get. Other cosplayers seem to be using orange, blonde, or brown. I like these two.

Orange is probably more accurate, but 27S is more natural looking. Thoughts?

I fall for it everytime

September 26th, 2008

Eva and I have talked a couple times recently about the evilness of blind boxes. What is a blind box? It’s basically a toy set, and each box you buy contains one toy in the set. However, the box does not tell you what’s in it! Thus, you get a random toy, and possibly one that you already have.

That’s… that’s so evil…! Yet… so genius! You have no idea how many times I get trapped in things like this. I always want to complete the set. I’ve managed to control myself on some, such as the tokidoki Moofia set.

BUT! Do you see?! Do you see the extra three that they made? They added strawberry milk, rice milk, and half and half recently! What’s worse is that my Moofia toys are set up in my work office:

Now when I get to work, I see them, and I’m tempted to buy more. I feel the need to complete the set. I haven’t bought a new one yet, but… I will eventually break down and buy more boxes. I’m sure of it. These are toooooooo cute to pass up.

Lately

September 24th, 2008

Hypothyroidism “can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight gain (caused by a reduction in metabolism), water retention, depression, muscle pain, increased cholesterol, fatigue, mental “fog” and more. Not only does hypothyroidism typically result in weight gain, but its symptoms and complexities make losing weight even more difficult.” (Source)

Ugh… SO THAT’S WHY. The past couple of months, I’ve kept up with my running and was eating better, yet I still gained a few pounds. I’ve also been feeling really tired even though I was getting enough sleep. I finally took a blood test last week. When the results came in, my doctor raised the dosage of my thyroid medicine. I guess my thyroid level was getting worse, which explains a lot.

I’m actually at a healthy BMI, not overweight, but I am still trying to lose some weight. I was 15lb lighter before having thyroid problems, and it’s just a weight I want to get back to. I don’t mind the daily medication; I’ll deal with the blood tests, but the fact that my metabolism is basically shot is kind of frustrating.

On a happier note, I had a fun weekend. My boyfriend, my friend Tina, and I went to a Six Flags amusement park with our friend Sam. His company had rented out the park, so only employees and their friends and family were there. No lines at rides! We rode every roller coaster enough times that it actually became… not exciting anymore XD;;

That’s when we decided to play some games, in which we won a big Sonic and a big Tails stuffed animal. Tina took Sonic, and I kept Tails. He’s chilling on my couch now:

Tails is my favorite Sonic character, yay :3