Monday, June 15, 2009

The California Coast

Here are some pics we took on our trip home from San was so pretty! We drove about 9 hours on the Pacific Coast Highway. It was kinda scary cuz of some of the cliffs with no guard rails or anything. And always true to fashion, Dave made a comment about driving off a cliff and how no one would find us for days and days. How cheery!
We also stopped by one of the only locations in the US that wild elephant seals come to molt in Big Sur, CA. It was really cool but they smell so awful!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Anchors Away!

Oh my, I am crazy in love with anchors! Spending my summers in Superior,WI- a pretty tiny city in the very top left hand corner of WI, sitting practically on top of the largest of the 5 great lakes-Lake Supeior. Summers there have always been memorable and bittersweet. Visiting with my grandparents, aunts and uncles, old family just always makes my heart hurt to think about all the great times. We always spend a few weeks out of the summer there, swimming at the lake, hiking the vast woods, shopping in Duluth, just overall enjoying the outdoors and fresh air. For this reason I find myself in love with anchors, they seem to represent the stability that Superior has always been to me. The one place in the world that I can always go and it will be the same (even if it's just in my head), the one place where I can be me, the place where I was born, well actually Duluth, but still. It's almost a magical place to me. The whole nautical theme actually reminds me of it. I am kinda bummed though because I know that anchors have become all trendy, but luckily the trend is waning away, but still I hate that. But it will not stop me from enjoying a symbol that reminds me of all the good times from my past with the people I love. So anchor tattoo here I come...after I get some more money, I'll buy these great items from Etsy as well!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Weapons weapons weapons

I know it's a sick obsession to like guns. The fact of the matter is that I only like the way they look. I don't care about the whole power trip people go on because they own a real one or anything like that. I think they are actually pretty creepy, but I think the same thing about cars, anything that has a vast amount of power kinda scares me but also fascinates me (i.e- my mother). Guns, knifes, swords all that stuff makes me just live in the moment. Not sure why but when I'm around anything potentially brain just goes numb to anything else?! Can't figure out why but I guess that's what maybe draws me into it. If you've never seen the earrings in my shop under the ETC category on Etsy check them out. I have hand guns, swords, soon to have up even nun chuck earrings! The whole works, that's what I mean by liking the look. I have gun necklaces too. One of which is not for sale that I wear religiously. I have wanted an old gun that doesn't work anymore but I can't seem to find a cool one that is resonably day though. Last year my husband was sweet enough to get me a Halloween costume that came with a cowgirl hat, a holster and gun... that was really fun role playing btw-he's so thoughtful! Hee hee! And today I sold my machine gun bracelet. I am going to miss it. That thing got complements up the ass-oh well, off to Roma!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Dave's Jason Cake

Yay! So yesterday was Dave's birthday. I got him a butt load of prezies (presents) because he's so super spoiled and doesn't even realize it! But my favorite thing about his birthday was his cake. He is such a huge horror fanatic, especially for Jason Voorhees, my goodness, that I had planned on making him a Jason cake, somehow. Now seeing as I can not bake or cook worth a shit, my mom decided that she would make one of her yummy cakes from scratch for him. Thank god. He wanted his fav. yellow cake with chocolate frosting. So his wish was granted. And lo and behold his Jason cake was made. I am so proud of it. I used some red and black gels for the details which was pretty easy. The hardest part was the mask's nose because it had to be raised up and frosting a tiny piece of cake sucks, but it came thru looking pretty sweet.

So my mom made 2 layers for the cake and frosted it with the chocolate frosting and then she made a 3rd layer for the mask. I shaved off the sides and a little off the bottom to give it the mask it's shape and then we frosted it with regular white frosting. I am a little upset because I added "blood splatters" all over the chocolate base part and I think it could have done without. But other than that I am really proud of it. Then Dave had the nerve to say that next year I won't get off so easy because he's gunna be wanting a Freddy (Kruger) cake...ha, yeah right!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Birthday Calculator

A few weeks ago my husband had sent me this birthday calendar thing in an email. Normally, I do not like these mass emails filled with jokes, funny videos, and what not but this one was right up my alley. It was way friggin cool. It's called the Birthday Calculator. I thought it was entertaining and interesting, to say the least. Here was some of mine-the parts I found the coolest and/or most accurate...

The moon's phase on the day you were born was waning gibbous.

Your date of conception was on or about 8 October 1982 which was a Friday.

Your birth tree is
Apple Tree, the Love

Of slight build, lots of charm, appeal and attraction, pleasant aura, flirtatious, adventurous, sensitive, always in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and tender partner, very generous, scientific talents, lives for today, a carefree philosopher with imagination.

Your lucky day is Monday.

Your lucky number is 2 & 7.

Your ruling planet(s) is Moon.

Your lucky dates are 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th.

Your opposition sign is Capricorn.

Your opposition number(s) is 8.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Woodpecker

Your plant is Wild Rose.

You were born on a Friday under the astrological sign Cancer.

Your Life path number is 11.

There's a lot more than that as well. You could email it to a friend who is about to have a birthday or just to read over for fun. I thought it was really neat!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tag Monster on the Loose

Hee hee, I just realized that I was tagged by Kate8085! Her blog absolutely rocks, so be sure to check it out!

8 things I am looking forward to:

1. Dave's Birthday (on Friday)
2. Visiting my grandpa this summer
3. An earthquake...I can feel a big one!
4. Setting up the pool
5. Getting a hair cut?
6. Laying out in the sun
7. My birthday
8. Spending time with Jen

8 things I did yesterday:

1. Did some birthday shopping
2. Played cards
3. Stalked my sister with my mom?
4. Had a meltdown
5. Went to San Bernardino twice?
6. Went to McDonalds and forgot to get Dave something :(
7. Did our contract
8. Wrapped some presents

8 things I wish I could do:

1. Draw
2. Sing
3. Be nice
4. Pay attention
5. Travel Europe
6. Fly
7. Be Outgoing
8. Live by a lake

8 shows I watch:

1. Ugly Betty
2. Estate of Panic
3. Weeds
4. United States of Tara
5. Hell's Kitchen
6. Jon and Kate + Eight
7. Judge Judy
8. The Soup

8 Blogs I'm tagging:

1 .RockerByeBaby
Clemart Design
Granny's Postcard's
Heathen's Hearth
Little Papoose

I love San Francisco!

So, a few weeks ago was our 1 year wedding anniversary, specifically May 22. My husband and I decided to drive to San Jose, CA which is about 6 hours up from us. We wanted to visit the Winchester Mystery House, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and go to San Francisco-mainly to tour Alcatraz! So we left on Monday and had a nice drive. Towards the end of our drive up we went thru this awesome farming community that smelt of garlic and onions and we even saw a sign for Garlic Ice Cream? Interesting. I shoulda tried some.

When we got to San Jose that night we just hung out in the hotel room. We had a little kitchenette and a huge 2 person jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, it was wonderful. The next day we got up and toured the Winchester Mystery House. That was beautiful. Our tour guide was Wayne and he had the most maniacal, uncomfortable laugh I've ever heard in my life. But the story of Sarah Winchesters life was kinda sad and pretty amazing.
No wonder there were so many escape attempts. That view is torture!

Then we went to San Fran on Wednesday. It was freezing cold, windy and foggy! But S.F is such a beautiful place that I didn't care much about the weather. We visited all the piers and the Golden Gate Bridge, it was a lot of fun. Then we spend the last part of the day at Alcatraz, that was amazing. You can basically tour the whole grounds on your own, there is no guide. You get a little recorder with headphones that tells you where to go and tells you stories but after that you can do what you want. And you can stay there as long as you want, we stayed for like 3 hours. It was great. I was really sad leaving SF I wished we could have stayed longer and meandered thru the city, but maybe one day we will!