Thursday, June 26, 2014

»fifty two week 26«

52 is a series where I answer a question every week. These are a bunch of questions that I just found and put in a randomizer. Hopefully I don't sound like an idiot in most of these.

Week 26: If you died today, would you say that you lived your life to the fullest?

Hate to say it, but no I don't think I've lived my life to the fullest. There are things that I want to do in my life that I haven't quite accomplished all that I wanted. I want to go cruising in the Caribbean, I want to go shopping in Paris. I want to eat crepes in a park in Japan. There are so many things that I want to do in my life that I haven't the chance to do yet, but with this set back with losing my job. I don't have the funds to be able to go out and do things. Maybe I can convince my husband to take me on that cruise. :) 

And here's the make up questions. 

Week 22: Name something you would do if you could not fail. 

Man, If there was something that I would be guaranteed not to fail at? Life 100% not be able to fail at? I was initially thinking of something along the lines of being the leader of the first Mars Colony or climb Mt. Everest or explore the Marianas Trench. Something huge and epic. But lets shoot small and say I can have a successful blog. I feel that I treat my blog as a job and not the journal it should be treated as. I want this little spot on the internet to be my life and my mark on the world. Maybe I just need to get out of the house more and live a little bit so I can report back more often. 

Week 23: What is your most treasured memory from your life?

I think that my most treasured memory currently is seeing Robert's face when we said our vows at the courthouse. The goofball had the biggest smile on his face and a few tears in his eyes. He looked like a giddy school child. That look of happiness on his face is probably the happiest I've ever seen him. I'm looking forward to creating more memories with him like that throughout our lives. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

»thoughts about moving +52 pick up part 3«

Moving is hard. There is is just so much things that are in this apartment and having to either pack it away or throw it out is really tough. I've probably got rid of half my closet with clothes that don't fit or that I haven't worn in over a year. I've thrown out more unused game cases or games I no longer play. Tomorrow I'm packing up the kitchen and getting that ready to move. I don't have much to say but I felt I had to put something out there.

Here's fifty two for today!

Week 20: If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be? What would you do? 

If I could be anyone for a day, I feel like I would be someone who worked for RoosterTeeth. I'm not sure who I would be for sure, but I would just want to work at RoosterTeeth, probably in the Achievement Hunter office so I could play video games for a living.

Week 21: Who had the greatest impact on how you choose to live your life?

The person who had the most impact on my life besides my parents was a strong woman named Marilyn Lipscomb. She was a woman who held very strong to her faith, even though I didn't necessarily agree with that faith. She was also a person who had a very strong work ethic and who's main philosophy in life was to "kill'em with kindness". While I grew apart from her in my early twenties, I'm sad that she is no longer in my life.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

»Candles, candles, candles + 52 pickup part 2«

Hey finally a post with pictures! Rob and I are in the process of moving out of our apartment. Unfortunately because of my job situation we can no longer afford it. Sad days. But silver lining is that I can get rid all these candles that I've accumulated over the past 3 years. So while taking breaks going with packing, I put together this little post about what to do with the jars of your candles after using them all up! But first you have to clean out all that remaining wax. So here's my method of getting rid of wax in glass candle jars!

Steps One and Two

So first things first, you've got to melt your wax. I like to use a generic candle warmer. I normally burn the wicks when I use the candles, but when there is less than half an inch of the candle, there isn't really much point in trying to burn them any more. And in my experience the candle won't burn anymore anyway. Once all the wax is melted, you want to put some water in the glass jar. The reason why you want to do this is because the wax hates water, so it will leave some nice little pockets in the wax and it will force the wax to float to the surface. Once you got some water in there, you want to put the candle in the freezer so that the hot wax can cool down. If the water freezes that's okay, just let it thaw out.

Steps Three and Four

Now for the fun parts! Go ahead and take the candle jar out of the freezer. The wax should flexible enough to be able to stab the heck out it. I started by stabbing the wax with a chopstick I had laying around, but to really get everything out of the jar, I pulled out an Exacto knife. Before you really get into digging the wax out, if there is any water in the candle, make sure that you drain it before you really start trying to remove the wax. Once you have all the wax removed, go ahead and soak the candle in warm, soapy water. The water should be warm in case there is any hardened wax is still in the jar, and so that the labels can be removed as well.

And that's pretty much it. I don't have any pictures of this particular jar while its clean because I scrubbed the label to hard and cracked the jar. I have a few more candles in this size, but here are what some of the ones I did as they were drying!

So here's the two fifty-two post for today!

Week 18: What is your most embarrassing or funniest moment?

I don't think I have many embarrassing moments? But since my brain likes to confuse my words and pronunciation, there have been pretty funny moments because I can't talk or something along those lines. There have been times that I've said something with Rob, and it just cracks him up. But one that stands out was when we were in DC last year, we were using Google maps and it said a street name really funny, and I just repeated the same way it said it, but in a funny voice. We joked about that street name the entire rest of the trip.

Week 19: What is the one thing that you are most proud of?

I can't really say that I'm proud that I'm married or anything like that, but I will say that one of my main achievements has been graduating high school. It sounds really silly right now and when I say it out loud, but I didn't think I would graduate on time, and being able to pass and graduate with my class without any summer school or being held back was really a good moment for me.

Monday, June 23, 2014

»three things I'll always say yes to + 52 pick up«

To be honest, this blog post is going to be a whole lot of wishful thinking and a bit of *wink wink, nudge nudge* for my husband for future gift ideas. Because of my unfortunate job situation I wasn't able to celebrate my birthday all that much. Sadly my birthday was just spent lying in bed. So I've been thinking about some things I would love to get for my birthday or Christmas that I'll never say no to.

Number 1: A New Car. 

While I tolerate my current car, and I'm glad I don't have to make any kind of current payments for my Pontiac. I'd love a new car with working windows and radio system. Right now I'm torn between three different car models; the Fiat 500, the Mini Cooper, or a Ford C-Max. If anyone were to get me new car, I'd be crying of joy. 

Número dos: A Quality Pair of Headphones

I have about 3 pairs of earbuds that I use. My mobile skullcandies that I got for Christmas from my brother. My LG Tone Pros that I use for my in-car audio and bluetooth needs. And then another pair of earbuds that I keep on my nightstand. And I while I like earbuds, I need a pair of Headphones. My hearing is not the best, and is probably getting worse, so I'd like to move away from the direct in ear experience. I really can't choose myself the pair that I want, but I have 3 that I would choose from. My top three headphone pairs are the Beats by Dre Studio in white, the Bose Custom QuiteComfort, and the Razer Krakens in Green. Though I will admit that I only want the Krakens because of the Achievement Hunter guys from RoosterTeeth. 

Numéro trois: Shopping Spree/Spa day

Who doesn't love a good shopping spree? Clothes, shoes, a facial and massage followed by a mani/pedi? Yes please! I would love to be able to just go out one day and splurge so much nice quality clothes, a plush day at the spa, followed by a wonderful dinner.

What are some things that you would love to get for your birthday and/or Christmas.

Since I've been gone for a while with the 52 posts, I'm going to be making up 2 each day this week. Here are Week 16 and 17 52 posts. 

Week 16: Would you say that you're more like your mom or your dad?

I should of had my husband write this, haha. But while he likes writing sometimes, he's sometimes like me in the fact that we never finish what we write. That being said, I'm more like my mom. My mother is one of the most amazing people that I know. We like to show off everything we love to people who don't really care about what we are showing them, ie our husbands. And we love to have fun. We both don't drink that much. 


Week 17: What is the one thing you would like to change about the world you live in?

Well this is going into beliefs, but I believe that it is a basic human right to have health care. I mean, we only have one life to live, we only get one body. We should be more focused on taking care of ourselves and we should have a preventative stance on health care versus having a reactive stance. Plus the fact that it cost a fuck ton of money to have health care in South Carolina... and well that's all I have to say about it.