Tuesday, March 27, 2012

rude or improper

pupstairs by ceck0face
pupstairs, a photo by Digital Heather on Flickr.

She's never done this before, so I had to snap a pic.

So I finally broke down and joined pinterest recently. I put it off for such a long time because of my addictive tendencies. I saw it being a time-suck that would take priority over laundry, cooking and hygiene. I know myself. I got an F in grade school when I got a super Nintendo because Donkey Kong Country and Bubsy were more important than writing about president Garfield. And I'd like to also add that when I finally did write the paper, I made a bunch of stuff up and to this day I have a hard time remembering what parts truly happened in history and what is my own baloney.

Anyway. I'm not addicted yet but only because I'm still very confused by it. I'm convinced that I'm "doing it wrong." It's all very overwhelming and the idea of categorizing and filing stuff I like seems like a chore. So for now, I don't repin stuff, I just like it. I wonder if that's rude or improper pinterest etiquette. I dunno. But it has been a great tool for generating traffic to my "job blog."

You can find me on pinterest under heathersez

I'm still enjoying doing it. As a matter of fact, this month has been my most profitable. I've been getting a ton of traffic and that was even before I joined pinterest. I also started posting on facebook when I write a new article. I hadn't been doing that because, I dunno. Embarrassed? Why is blogging such a dirty little secret for me? It's a long story. Well, it's a short story, but maybe next time.

You can read my work blog over here.

Lately, I've been writing articles that are essentially installments in a wedding series. It's been a lot of fun. Getting married was so much fun. I'd do it again tomorrow, if we could.

Disney in two days. I'm a lucky girl. For lots of reasons, of course. Goodnight.

Monday, March 26, 2012

addicted to draw something

draw something! by Digital Heather
draw something!, a photo by Digital Heather on Flickr.

Okay so my husband and I and most of our friends are addicted to draw something. It gets frustrating because a few of my friends are real Picassos (and I suck).

Today was funny because within seconds of each other my husband and my friend Patrick had to draw the same picture for me. Jason drew his and then added "Patrick's is better," not knowing Patrick had just drawn an awesome Frodo. We were all in different places at the time and my husband later said he was just pointing out that Patrick draws awesomely and could draw a great Frodo. Funny stuff. I had to share this side-by-side.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

rituals are fun

easter eggs by ceck0face
easter eggs, a photo by Digital Heather on Flickr.

These are eggs that I colored with my family last year. I'm excited for Easter. I always am. Sadly, it is the pageantry that excites me. I say sadly because it's the opposite of what Easter should mean for a Catholic girl... or what Passover means to my husband. I love buying a cute outfit and cute spring shoes especially for Easter Sunday. And I really love coloring eggs. What can I say? Pagan rituals are fun.

My dishes are being replaced... but I'll believe it when I see it. If they don't make me return the broken ones, I plan to make some sort of mosaic picture frame since they ARE our wedding colors. I was thinking today about the moments that have defined my adulthood. Moments that stood out and made me think or say, "Wow, this is a big deal. This is adult stuff." Ordering those dishes was one of those moments. They were our first "nice" dishes in our new house as husband and wife. I know. It's cutesy and ridiculous. I'll stop.

Speaking of husband and wife... Jason and I are finally going on our honeymoon. We've been married about 5 months but everything has been crazy. He had to go back east right after we were married and I wasn't cleared to fly by my doctor. Then I was in the hospital. Then we moved. We had only his income until recently and when I received my unemployment backpay, it almost all went towards bills. And our tax return went towards a washer and dryer that we had been without since we moved. The washer and dryer was also one of those "adult moments." Anyway. So next Thursday we're going to Disneyland. I can't even express my excitement. It's a honeymoon and Disney. It might sound tacky or cheap, but we really REALLY love Disney. Nothing could top a Disneyland honeymoon.

Oh. I guess I should say, we're only going to Disney if I'm not pregnant. We should know in a few days. If I am pregnant, then yay! and we'll just go out of town instead but nothing as thrilling or physical as a theme park. If I'm not pregnant, I won't feel that little sink of disappointment though because it means Disney! That will be an awful tease for any other month that I'm not pregnant. I'll want to go back every time.

I think this baby is waiting to come because he/she knows we haven't honeymooned yet. They know exactly how much of a pain in the butt they plan to be and know that if we don't go now, then he/she isn't going to let us for a very long time. It's actually quite considerate of him/her. So thanks baby!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

monster posters

monster dining room by Digital Heather
monster dining room, a photo by Digital Heather on Flickr.

This took forever. I'm not in love with how it came out, but I'm too exhausted to care. They'll stay like this until we move. It required much more math and measuring than Jason or I care to do for at least a year.

I also really hate the uneven white borders that most have. I've had the posters since I was in college but finally got around to getting frames. Anything smaller is an awkward size that probably doesn't exist and I hate thinking about pricing out custom framing. Ugh. Maybe someday when we're rich.

I still need Bride of Frankenstein. I don't really want Phantom of the Opera-- I'm not a fan? And it's true, I have Dracula twice, but I really like both versions. We have some other monster posters that didn't fit-- physically or theme wise and I'm not sure what we'll do with those.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

so many reasons

I purchased these dishes from Fab.com about 30 days ago. I used to love Fab.com, only hating how poor it made me feel because they have so many neat things that I just don't have the money for.

I've been impatiently waiting for these dishes for lots of reasons. They're beautiful. I fell in love with them the second I saw them. This picture does them no justice. They remind me of peacock feathers and my wedding and both at the same time. When I saw them online I instantly knew that if I didn't buy them and never found them again, it would make feel sad for the rest of forever. I probably sound dramatic; I'm a dramatic girl.

I woke up this morning and thought
A) when are my dishes gonna come?!
B) why does Fab.com shipping take forever?!
and C) how can people afford those $7,000 pieces of furniture on Fab.com in this economy?!

I said oh well and got to work doing the "paid-to-blog" gig. Not here. Somewhere else.

Later in the day, the UPS man came while I was going to the bathroom. I went to get them as soon as I was done, knowing that it was them. And it was. But you already know that.

I carried the box inside and opened it. Inside was the box of dishes with pictures like you would see on a store shelf. I opened that and began unpacking it. Jason came home and I even said, "Imagine if these were broken!" I said this because we have had a string of bad luck that either began or was highlighted by a very terrible washer and dryer purchase. I opened the dinner plates (the set also contained salad plates and bowls) and they were VERY broken. I knew it. They weren't even kind of broken. There were shards everywhere and ground up dust that used to be my dishes. I stopped unpacking them because I was so mad and didn't feel like vacuuming up glass/dust later on.

I called customer service and waited 90 minutes before hanging up because that made me even madder. I normally wouldn't have that kind of patience, but I put the phone on the counter and on speaker while Jason and I washed dishes and cooked dinner.

I don't doubt that the situation will be remedied. It's just a pain in the butt. I want these dishes. I don't want a refund. I don't want different dishes. These dishes were to be our first set of "nice" dishes and we loved them for so many reasons. Oh well.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

posters we love

We've hung more stuff as you can see. It's hard not to when Michael's has frames on sale.

We have two more that will have to go on another wall (E.T and Ghostbusters). I think E.T is one of my all-time favorite movie posters. It's simple but powerful-- if that makes sense.

We bought the two posters not pictured on Amazon for less than a dollar each and paid a couple dollars shipping. The printing quality is fine. The paper isn't any different from most posters. We wanted posters we love without spending a ton of money and that's what we got.

For extra nerd credit these three are hung in order of release date. Good grief, right?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

stained glass window

stained glass window by Digital Heather
stained glass window, a photo by Digital Heather on Flickr.

I put this up yesterday and really love it. Otherwise this window faces a brick wall and it's the same wall that the neighbor cat sits on and taunts Bowie. So it's all-around useful! You can see this window in the earlier pictures I've posted of the house interior.

The colors are perfect too because the green matches the wall and the golden/brown colors go great with the couches/furniture. I bought it at home depot and spent about $40. It goes on just like any regular window cling. I had to buy two ($20 each) because of the window measurements and I didn't want a big obvious seam somewhere.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

living room

living room by Digital Heather
living room, a photo by Digital Heather on Flickr.

Here's a quick look at the living room. I can't decide if I like everything like this. We'll see. Everything is ours except the couches-- the matching sectional set and chairs belong to the homeowners.