Saturday, December 27, 2014


You know when you do something once, but then you start to want to do it again.  Its starts out small and you get just a taste, but then suddenly you start brainstorming ideas and you want more. Then that little need turns into an itch you just can't scratch.  That's where I am right about now.

Don't worry I'm not talking about heroin or anything like that.  

It's Tattoos!

I got my first one a couple years back.  I was crazy nervous about it and I thought it was going to be crazy painful. I was over reacting a lot. It did not hurt that bad. However I was anemic at the time and a bled a crazy amount. Poor Helen. She still did a kickass job though. If you are ever in need of a tattoo in the small town of Corona, CA, she's the lady to do it. She works at a small place called Zombie Tattoo. She is also a wolf enthusiast which I think is awesomeee!

My second one was more recent. I got it last year out here in Illinois at a place called Heathen Ink. Where the owner, Bek did an awesome job.  Its two watercolor paper cranes. Its fairly simple, but I want to do a lot more with it.  I'll post a picture whenever I finally finish.  

I started and now I want more.  If tattoo weren't so expensive, I'm sure I would have a lot more. A lot lot more. It does not help that I am incredibly indecisive. I've been planning the two I have since I was itty bitty. Yepp.  

I got the itch... but I don't have the inky needle I need to scratch it. 


Hiiii! I know this a bit late but...

Merry Christmas Everyone! 

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday.

Also I know the presents aren't wrapped. This is the only "decent" christmassy picture I had on me. Also....EPIC DEADPOOL PAINTING above the stocking.

Friday, December 26, 2014

1,986 Miles: The Do's and Don'ts

Lets face it. At least once in our lives, we thought "Hey, I wanna go on a road trip. It sounds like fun." Little do they know what they are really saying is "Hey, I wanna sit in a car for a really long time."  I've done the trek from California to Chicago about 6 times now. Why? Maybe I'll tell you some other time. 
There are certain things that I have picked up...
  • The Passengers (or the people that will help you not get into a horrible car accident cause you fell asleep at the wheel):  The golden number to remember is 3.  Especially if like me you are given a nice mint condition 94' Toyota Corolla that is better suited for dunking in the Pacific Ocean to catch crabs.  Now, why 3 you might ask.  One to drive, one to watch the driver, and one to rest.  Just enough to be safe, without being super crowded and you can use the back seat as a bed.
  • Car Choice (or the car that will look cool and burn all my hard-earned money vs the little 4 door rust bucket that has better mileage and wont flag the police):  Personally I was never given the choice of SUV or Crossover, but those would be #1. Unfortunately, it was between a Ford Mustang 08, which 19-year-old me thought was a fantastic idea, and my little rust bucket. As you can guess, the first time I went with the cool sports car. Nope. Never again.
  • Food (or should I be smart and pack some healthy home cooked food or eat gas station food and stop at fast food chains): To be honest, I usually go with gas stations with a hint of local diners.  As nice as it would be to just pop open the cooler and pull out some nice sandwiches, my cooler was overrun with Red Bulls and Starbucks Doubleshot cans. Soo... my snacks usually consisted of Bugles, Chex Mix, Almonds, Chewy Bars, and Candy. The sugar rush helps I promise.
  • Route (or fast and boring or slow and scenic): Most of the time, the difference in route times is only about 2-4 hours. Take the time. Go the scenic route, its basically the point of choosing to drive across the country.
  • Entertainment/ Electronics (or what the hell do I do for 38hrs) : Radio might be your first thought, but driving in and out of mountains and low populated areas make a consistent radio signal almost impossible. I recommend an iPod and either a cassette adapter or auxiliary port. CDs work too. Make sure to make an upbeat, energetic playlist to keep you going for the drive. Another option that I've used when I could, was comedians on Pandora. The jokes keep your brain going, which keeps you awake. If you're the passenger, car games as old school as they sound are great. I bet you anything punch buggy will keep you're driver from falling asleep.  There are also portable gaming consoles like the NintendoDS or the PS vita, or even just and iPad.  It all works.
  • Other stuff (or probably the important stuff): A GPS or maps because whether you like it or not your phones signal does not reach everywhere. Sunglasses because the sun can be a bitch. And a pillow and blanket to make break time extra comfy. A camera for personal records. Deoderant, a toothbrush, and some basic toiletries are also a must. Your friends will thank you.
  • THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: AVOID NEBRASKA AND IOWA. They are literally the most boring states to drive through. If you do chose to go through these desolate plains. the moment you hit 1/8 of a tank, REFUEL. Don't take chances. No offense to people who live there. I'm just saying you literally see the exact same landscape over and over and over and over...
  • Lastly. Dress comfortable. As in sweat pants and a hoodie or t shirt.  Lets be real, you don't need to get all dolled up to sit in a car for 38 hours. 

Random Questions Answered....

Here it goes.
  1. What color is your toothbrush?  Its green and blue with some orange bristles. Oral B... I think
  2. Name one person who made you smile today.  My boyfriend/roomie. :)
  3. What were you doing at 8am? Laying in bed watching YouTube videos and browsing StumbleUpon.
  4. What were you doing 45 minutes ago? I was in a very intense game of league of legends. I thought we were going to lose but I got a killer late game. ;)
  5. What is your favorite candy bar? Reese hands down!
  6. Have you ever been to a strip club? Uhhhh.. Mayyybe...
  7. What was the last thing you said aloud? Stahhhp!.... (my cat was being a jerk)
  8. What is your favorite ice cream? Rainbow Sherbert
  9. What was the last thing you had to drink? Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee. Which is probably a horrible idea cause its 11pm and I gotta get to bed soon :0
  10. Do you like your wallet?  Its meh...
  11. What was the last thing you ate? A slice of amazing chocolate cake.. from Costco surprisingly.
  12. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?  Nope. I actually haven't updated my wardrobe in almost a year. I should get on that.
  13. What was the last sporting event you watched?  Thursday night football. Steelers v Ravens.
  14. Whose the last person you talked to on the phone?  My pops. He was just calling  to check up on me and complain about stuff.  It's usually nothing but he dealt with my dirty diapers and stuff so I got to humor him.
  15. What is your favorite flavor of popcorn?  Extra buttery movie popcorn.
  16. Ever go camping?  Absolutely! Every August for almost every year of my life!
  17. Do you take vitamins daily?  Uhh. Most of the time, but if my mom asks yes everyday.
  18. Do you go to church every Sunday?  Nope. Not since I moved out of my parents house 6 years ago.
  19. Do you have a tan? I don't think so, but everyone else says I do.
  20. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza? Do you prefer sunrises to sunsets? There’s no right answer.
  21. Do you drink your soda with a straw? I haven't had soda in forever!!! I miss that fizzy goodness. Damn you healthy lifestyles.
  22. What did your last text message say?
  23. What are you doing tomorrow? Work-School-Study. It's a vicious cycle.
  24. Creamy or Crunchy peanut butter? Creamy of course! There's something about the way it just blends with strawberry jelly in a pb&j.
  25. Look to your left, what do you see? A fat little cat that s still hungry. -.-
  26. What color is your watch? Its 2014 I have a phone.
  27. What do you think of when you hear Australia? R.I.P. Steve Irwin. I miss that guy.
  28. White or Wheat bread? Wheat. Gotta watch that girlish figure.
  29. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru? That’s a stupid question.
  30. What is your favorite number? 6
  31. Who did you email last? My college professor. He insists that we email in our papers, but I don't mind. It just means he can't lose mine and we save a couple of trees and my printer ink.
  32. Any plans today? Finish this thing and then off to bed. Gotta wake up bright and early.
  33. How many states have you lived in? 2- California and Illinois. Don't come to Illinois in the winter. The winters are ridiculous.
  34. Biggest annoyance right now? My evil refrigerator that decided to die.
  35. Last song you listened to? That song by Milky Chance that keeps playing on the radio. It super catchy but I can never remember the title.
  36. Can you say the alphabet backwards? Yes. I've had practice.
  37. Do you have a maid service clean your house? Nah. It's a one bedroom apartment. If I can't manage to keep it clean, then I am a disappointment to my mother.
  38. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? Converse! I've had these bad boys since 2012 and they are still going strong.
  39. Are you jealous of anyone? Meh. I pretty content where I am, however I do wish I could trade places with an executive from G.E. or Disney for a week. They make more in a day, then I would make in a year.
  40. Is anyone jealous of you? Uhhh. No?
  41. Do you love anyone? Absolutely!
  42. Do any of your friends have children? Yes and I’m at that age where my Facebook is blowing up with baby posts. Its kind of crazy.
  43. What do you usually do during the day? Procrastinate.
  44. Do you hate anyone that you know right now? No?
  45. Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily? Yes, I work at a coffee shop. They make me greet every single person that steps foot in there.
  46. What color is your car? The dealer said gray, but It looks very green. I think they need a color wheel.
  47. What would be the one thing you’d take to a deserted island? Bear Grylls
  48. Are you thinking about someone right now? Yep, Bear Grylls.
  49. Have you ever been to Six Flags? Yeah. Gotta love those roller coasters.
  50. How did you get your worst scar? My bike and I had a small disagreement with my neighbors mailbox. Actually, my brakes went out and I took that sucker out.
Alright there it is my first post yay!