Archive for August, 2010

What’s in my bag?

August 26th, 2010

I’ve done the bag meme before, but after seeing Jenny do it, I was inspired to do it again since the contents of my purse have changed a little. So… here it is!

Purse

1. tokidoki bag
2. Paperchase bag. I put my camera in it to keep it from getting scratched.
3. I always carry a compact camera with me, so I never miss a good photo moment. It’s also been handy for my Project 365. This is a Canon Powershot SD940.
4. Philosophy lip shine and chapstick
5. Car keys + key to my parents’ house. There’s 3 keychains: Dragonball Z, “So many pedestrians, so little time”, “I didn’t lose the keys this time, I lost the whole damn car”.
6. Cell phone. I don’t actually like it, but I’m waiting for my contract to end, so I can switch providers.
7. Wallet
8. Allergy medication, just incase allergies act up
9. Eye drops for re-wetting contact lens
10. Tissue pack
11. Face oil absorbing sheets
12. Pack of 5 Gum, “Cobolt” flavor
13. Keys for work and home. Since we still have the lease on our previous apartment, I’m carrying 2 sets of house keys and 2 sets of mail keys.

I actually bought that wallet a few days ago. My previous wallet was falling apart, so I was due for a new one. I like this one a lot because it can hold all of my cards:

2 are credit cards and 1 a debit card. 2 are my health and dental insurance cards. The rest are membership cards at stores and restaurants. I’m such a sucker for those things. If there is a discount to be had, then sign me up!

New things + photos

August 17th, 2010

When fiance and I moved into our new house, there were several things we wanted to buy. We have a really old couch that should be replaced. We don’t even have a dining table. However, the moment we saw our 40″ LCD TV in our new family room… it looked too small. Getting a new TV got bumped up as top priority. Yeah, our priorities… they’re not always practical.

So, a week ago, we finally bought a new TV and stand. It’s a 55″ edge-lit LED TV =D We love it so far, and I think it’s the perfect size for our family room.

new TV

This past weekend, we decided to go to Ikea to get other things we wanted. We went on Saturday, which was an awful idea. It was way too crowded, so we bought a few wall shelves and picture frames and bolted out of there. They’re for these 2 alcoves. I’ve been trying to figure out how to decorate them, and I think adding shelves would help.

Wall alcoves

We also went to see Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, which we loved. I thought it was such a funny movie; there was never a dull moment. If you’re the type who will think it’s stupid because it’s overdone with a lack of story, then… you probably don’t want to see it. If you’re willing to turn your brain off and just enjoy the humor and visuals, then I’d recommend it.

I also saw a friend that I haven’t really seen since college. He’s awesome at photography and was excited to know I have a DSLR now. We’ve decided to start going out to take photos together. We met up on Sunday at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden. Here are a few photos I took:

Icarus

Young Girl

The rest can be seen on my Flickr! We’re hoping to do this often. We just need to think of more places to go :3

Weekend for hobbies

August 1st, 2010

It’s nice once in a while to have a weekend just to work on your own personal projects. Mine has been both relaxing and productive since I managed to spend time on a few of my hobbies.

Photography
There’s something that’s been on my “to buy” list for a while now, and I finally bought it. It arrived on Friday – a 50mm f/1.8 Canon lens. I’ve been messing around with it, mainly using Peanut as my model:
Good morning

Nap time

I love it so far and can’t wait to go out to take more shots with it :3

Webdesign
I uploaded a new design to Shattered-Wings.net. The idea came about when I thought, well, I know Prototype and Scriptaculous well. Why haven’t I used them on my sites yet?

I feel like Shattered-Wings.net has become my playground for any weird, impractical, and/or experimental ideas I have. Over the years, the content has become so barebone that I can think of the design first then shove the content in there afterward. That’s really the only site I can do that to XD;;

Sewing
Today, I started on making the pants to my next cosplay costume, Haku from Spirited Away. I’ve been working on the blue outfit he wears underneath.

I was making really good progress and was very determined to finish them today, but then…! I ran out of thread D= I was so close too! I just needed to hem the bottom and add an elastic waistband. Oh well, it will just have to wait another day.

I didn’t mention gaming, even though I did some, but… I game everyday anyway, so it’s nothing special XD;;