29 November 2008

any time

Being single is okay, but it would be nice to be somebody's special someone on cold winter days.

26 November 2008

my teeth hurt

I think I have cavities. I should go to the dentist, but I really don't like it there.

I can't sleep, so I was going to try and finish a drawing I'm doing for my friends, but I got fed up and frustrated. So I stopped.

"Well. About how I'm not nearly as good at the things I wish I were. That I feel like I'm good at a lot of things but not really, really good at just one. And about how that confuses me and I don't know what I want to do with myself or my life. Which makes me just ultimately not want to do anything, and just enjoy everyone else who does the things I wish I were much better at instead."

That is what I just said, when asked what I was thinking about.

I am very confused right now. I am missing Macy a lot. I think if I could just cuddle with her right now, everything would be okay.

I was clicking... click, click, click, click... and found her stuff. That is some really neat stuff.

I would like to go away for a while.

I am sounding a little crazy.

Sleep, sleep, sleep.

24 November 2008


I have an idea. It's a really good one.

paper chains

More Christmas decorations!

On Wednesday, if I don't have to work, I'm going to my parent's house to make a pumpkin cheesecake and an apple pie for Thanksgiving. I'm in charge of dessert again this year. I'm excited to spend the day in my mom's kitchen.

18 November 2008

creating christmas

I spent my morning painting Christmas balls and sketching out my ideas for the decorations that I'm going to make for my first Christmas in my own home. I am so excited to get everything up and finished. I'm going to surprise my sister and put all of the decorations up while she's gone one day, so that when she comes home, she'll find that our apartment has been transformed into a cozy winter wonderland!

Tomorrow I am going to leave the city and spend some time in my parent's back yard (the woods). I'm going to spend the day digging in the dirt, collecting twigs, pine cones and rocks. Yesterday I bought a huge bouquet of dried flowers from Pike Place to use, too. I'm so antsy to get everything finished - I wish I could just do it all right now! But instead, I must bundle up and walk down town to work.

16 November 2008

coconut cupcakes

I made these last night for my work Holiday party at Anthro today. I think they are quite possibly the best cupcakes I've ever tasted. I couldn't stop eating the frosting!

Here is the recipe if you would like to try them.

Coconut Cupcakes

3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter - at room temperature
2 cups sugar
5 extra large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
14 ounces sweetened shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 325.

Cream butter & sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. With mixer on low, add eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl. Add vanilla & almond extracts, mix well.

In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In 3 parts, alternately add dry ingredients and buttermilk into the batter - beginning and ending with dry. Mix until just combined. Fold in 7 ounces of the shredded coconut.

Line muffin pan with paper liners. Fill each to the top with batter.

Bake 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan for about 15 minutes.

Frost and sprinkle with remaining coconut.


1 pound (2 cups) cream cheese - at room temperature
3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter - at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
1/2 pound (1 cup) confectioners sugar - sifted.

Beat together all ingredients, adding the sugar last.

Barack & Michelle are going to be on 60 Minutes tonight, but because of the party, I'm going to miss it! I wish I was caught up with the rest of the world when it comes to current television technology. I suppose I'll have to youtube it.

14 November 2008

jelly fish

I love this. I was so inspired by coe and waito's special projects. I wish I could somehow mimic all of these things to decorate my apartment.

09 November 2008

all smiles

Happy days are here again.

07 November 2008

before bed

It's been two days, and already I am getting plenty of job offers. I received three phone calls today! I can breathe.

And because there is a very strong chance I will be employed again soon, I splurged a little. Look what will be coming for me in the mail next week!

This does not look like something I would normally carry around (expensive labels, I mean), but it's a special thing for a very special time.

05 November 2008

yes we did

This morning when I got out of bed, I felt like a little girl on Christmas. I have this feeling of hope and excitement for our country and its people. I am so proud of what we accomplished yesterday.

Last night I cried, shouted and celebrated in the streets with thousands of other strangers. It was a night I am never going to forget for the rest of my life. I felt like I belong to a great Nation for the first time.We are a part of something huge. This is amazing.

Today is a new day!


04 November 2008


I voted for Obama today and as I filled in the little circle, I felt so proud and excited. I almost cried on the way home. I have been following this campaign for a year and a half now. I can't believe it's all almost over!

Now I am baking cupcakes for my guests that will be coming over later for my little Election party. I'm watching the news and as of right now, Obama has 3 electoral votes, and McCain has 8. I'm trying not to get too nervous...

I lost my job today, because my nanny mom got laid off. I am a little scared and unsure about what I'm going to do about this. Anthro keeps cutting hours - so much, in fact, that I only was scheduled for two 4 hour shifts this week. So, financially, things are not looking good for me.

Without sounding negative, I would like to say that this year has been very shitty. I don't take the good things that have happened for granted, but overall - the bad has outweighed the good. If Obama wins this Presidential Election, I will have hope that 2009 will be a much better year.