it would be great if people saw this documentary and learned from my mistakes. not that i’m a tragic person, i’m really happy now, but it would just make my heart soar if someone out there saw this and she said to herself ‘be strong, trust yourself, love yourself, conquer your fears’ just go after what you want and act fast because life just isn’t that long.
Instead of choosing one or two people, I’m just going to put a list here. I’ve followed a lot of you guys for a few years since I discovered Vulture Culture, and even though I might not talk to you because of my social anxiety, I still adore and appreciate every single one of your blogs and enjoy seeing your posts in the tag.
Even though we may not agree on every little thing, I really love this community and (most) of its members, and if any of you ever want to talk or want to ask me about my collection I’ll be here for you. Also, sorry if you have multiple blogs and I @’d you twice >o>;
And suddenly it’s Tuesday, February 2nd. On man, I just love it when a new month starts on a Monday. Probably because of the whole new start fresh slate thing times two. Or, perhaps because I love when my budgets start on a Monday. Either or.
Last weekend was a quiet one. A beautiful rainy stay-in-and-don’t-feel-bad kind of weekend. It was glorious. Except I did venture out for a few exceptionally awesome reasons. They are as follows:
As the clocked striked 5pm last Friday I scurried out of work and headed to the cake shop to get a birthday cake for one of my favourite friends, Wasila. I then squeezed the cake onto a very very very crowded subway to head to the balloon store before it closed. And then with a thousand and one balloons, got on the street car to head to the venue early to decorate. I love doing extra special birthday surprises for friends. Who doesn’t love a bouquet of balloons and cake? Exactly.
A huge crowd of friends came out for Wasila (which included a lot of my old running crew!) so it was wonderful to catchup with everyone, but my favourite part of the night was from 2am - 3am when there were four of us sitting in the restaurant when the lights came on talking about everything under the sun. We then wandered through the Distillery District with it all to ourselves as we took photos with the twinkle lights on our way to our cabs/ubers.
(I took an Uber Pool home that night, and had three separate very chatty drunk ladies join me. One girl had just changed jobs and told me the story about how she asked for more money when the new job sent her the contract, and that they gave her what she asked for! I was legit very proud of my drunk female companion. More women need to do that!)
On Saturday morning I slept in, then walked from my bed to my couch and binge watched “Younger.” It’s a light hearted show with Hilary Duff, who holy hell, is so beautiful, how did I not already know this?
At 3pm I met my sister for a manicure and pedicure at Tips Nail Bar on the Danforth. And? Oh man, what an incredibly disappointing experience. The manicure and pedicure was a gift from my sister’s husband. It was supposed to be a relaxing afternoon just the two of us, but, umm yea. I got shellac on my nails and look at it…
The tips of my nails looked AWFUL (see the black?!?!), and the girl who did them just straight up seemed so lazy. She didn’t touch my cuticles and wasn’t very pleasant. She also must have seen the black forming on my tips (no idea what it’s from!), but said nothing. For a $50 manicure, it better be perfect.
I complained. Obviously. Because Younger-Liz wouldn’t have, but Older-Liz doesn’t give a sh*t anymore, and they were nice, and removed it, but after THREE HOURS there, I walked out with no nail polish on my fingers. What a disaster. I’m still really annoyed, because now I have to go back to get it done. And I have to go back alone. And technically they didn’t really really give me anything for it, just not charge me. (Also my pedicure was sub-par.) Would not recommend this place.
On a brighter note, after that incident I took my sister’s dogs down to the lake for a beautiful evening walk while I collected my Fitbit steps.
I ended up eating dinner at their house, and we watched the Iris Apfel documentary on Netflix. I hope I’m that awesome at 93.
On Sunday… if anyone is still even here… because omg, so long(!), I watched 3,002 episodes of Younger thus completing my binge watch. At 3pm in the afternoon I had a solid 200 steps to my name. I was debating what to do with myself (as I needed to head out for a walk) when I got a text from my sister, “want to do something?” Ummmm, YES!
I ended up taking the bus to an Aroma in Leaside where I met Lily, my sister, brother and mom for a spontaneous coffee break. Lily upped her cuteness game as she played with my umbrella.
Ahh jeesh, I love this little lady so much.
Lily and I then did play shopping in Longos (Longos has awesome car-shopping cars for kids, btw), while my sister did her actual shopping.
I then walked the 7km (4 miles) home to round off January’s 10,000 steps each day goal. GO ME!!
I can’t believe I actually did it. Yippee! It’s a little daunting to think I have another 11 months of 10,000 steps a day, but it’s really become a large part of my routine, and I feel like it’s impacted most areas of my life in a positive way.
Yesterday I even walked the 6km home - thus saving a subway token, and enjoying this warmer weather. I feel like all this walking is forcing me to have quality time with my own brain, and it’s quite nice.
I also did my budget yesterday for the month of January. Here the details:
I pretty much ate and worked-off my income. Womp womp. I seriously can’t believe how much I spent this month on FOOD and FITNESS. Although, to be fair, January was a big month for Fitness because of Weight Watchers and Bootcamp going through, and those two items are a once-every-six-months thing.
But I don’t have an excuse for the food category. Boourns. Here’s the breakdown:
I’m going to try hard this month to bring my own lunches, and eat out less.
I’ve also been very good at tracking my Weight Watchers points this past week. My clothes feel SO MUCH BETTER than a few weeks ago, and I feel like I currently have really good momentum with everything. It’s a nice change, I must say. I’ve also had THREE people (yay!) notice my weight loss, which is really nice, and for the first time in a long time I feel like my cheekbones are coming back into play. If I lose 1lb this week, I’ll hit 10lbs loss on WW. Fingers crossed for this Thursday.
And with that, because this post has taken me two days to actually sit down and write, heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s back to work I go.
A few @therealjacksepticeye doodles , he’s my favourite YouTuber by far , sometimes , you just love so many things in someone , you don’t even know where to begin … I’m just gonna say he’s an angel , the best , the funnier , the one that scream all the time with a super cute and funny voice type of angel
hiiiii can you rec me some Saphael fanfic?? thaaanks xoxo
I’ve already answered a few asks of people asking for recs, so I’ll just link you to those posts. You’ll need to alter the links for babeliciousrockgod because she changed her URL, but just click on the link, delete the ‘babeliciousrockgod’ part of the URL and change it to ‘kindasimonish’ :)
I get asked for saphael fic recs quite a lot and I nearly always give exactly the same ones because I don’t read a very wide variety usually, so I’m going to start looking for others by writers I’ve never read yet so I can give better replies (and read more cool saphael fics XD)
Day 8: What’s your favourite species to collect, and why?
There’s just something about them I like a lot. Its weird since a few years ago my collection was so small and now I can say I have nearly 20 or so coyotes now. I’m always looking to add more to the collection and always hard to fight not spending all my money on them.
Partly collect them since at least as far as spiritual things go that its my spirit animal and the other part being they fascinate me. My area especially we get some really cool Eastern Coyotes and we see some wacky colors come out of my state the last few years. Very interesting how hybridization has change them around her and given them some cool coat colors. As you can see I owe a lot of coyote of different phases.
Warnings: a few swearwords but other than that just floof
Dan loved books. He loved books more than anything, and his favourite thing in the world was getting a new book and sitting down in the park with a coffee and not getting up until he’d finished it.
His love for literature was why he was now working in his local book shop. It meant he got discounts on the books and seeing as it was a tiny shop stashed away in a tiny street in some far off corner of London, he didn’t get many customers, which meant he could spend a good portion of his day reading. Another reason Dan decided to get a job in a small, unpopular bookshop was because he wasn’t particularly fond of interacting with other humans. He had one or two good friends and that was sufficient for him. Dating was even more pointless, he’d never been in a serious relationship and he didn’t really want to be in one.
Hey guys! I have some questions regarding Hekate, particularly her aspects as a goddess of witchcraft and magick.
I’ve been told many times that Theoi.com is wrong in saying she’s a witchcraft/magick goddess, but no one has ever showed me how or why. It makes sense, but I don’t feel right telling others the same without a source.
Another thing is jiust in general related to magick/witchcraft in the ancient Hellenic religion and life. Were they seen in a similar way today? As in, was witchcraft as it is now, or was it different?