I live in a forest pretty much -*-
You drive down this road, then turn onto another road that looks like it should be a nature walk or something, then you turn one MORE time, just before the road turns to dirt, drive past an "elect Obama" sign, and a red laminated "caution baby foxes" sign, and you'll see my house! Well, actually you can't see it if you are just driving by. There are walls of trees on either side of your car as you drive down the road, with mailboxes poking out toward the street at odd intervals. If you manage to not pass our driveway, you can pull in to the front of our house...which is surrounded by trees on all sides.
Murder of the Treefolk-*-
After a short time of living here, and after the initial shock/awe of the sheer size of, and space in our house, my parents decided they needed to cut some trees. About 20 trees. Oh, my parents didn't cut the trees, god no. They hired some professionals to do that work.....Except for this ONE tree. My dad tried to cut it with a hand saw(on the side facing our house -_-;), and my mom leaned on what looked like a twig against the big tree to try and push it away from our house. She failed. As me and shawn watched from afar, wondering why they were being so careless with this tree, it began to fall...towards our house...on our dining area...the branches of this huge tree took down another skinny tree with it. I heard glass shatter, and saw the tip of a tree that shouldn't have come down in the first place come within FEET of our new house. FUCKING GENIUS! My mom came in. A bit flustered...and said "Well, it didn't go exactly as planned. You guys have to go out and get some chainsaw oil. Your dad needs to cut this tree up before night fall" Oh great. Now Shawn and I had to run our asses out to town just to get some oil that they should've had in the FIRST place to cut the tree down. Genius. P.S. The tree landed on top of the Professional Tree Cutters equipment, but luckily it had some type of metal frame on top so it didn't break. What was the glass breaking? A bird house that belonged to the original owners. I didn't see any dead birds though.
Shawn and I have applied to so many places -_- Way more than what I ever did in California. First, I signed up at the place my sister works, and I am officially a substitute on call for young children. Can you even picture that? Basically, if a teacher is sick, or knows they can't teach someday, they call up a sub or two to fill in. Nothing has really happened yet though. No calls. But my sister claims in in. We also both applied to a temp agencey that said they may be able to get us a thing for Yankee Candles. We wont really know until the 15th. So yeah. I also asked about applications at JoAnne's fabrics, applied at an ice cream shop, a book store, a bakery, and pretty much any ol' place that I've seen a help wanted sign. The search continues.
I only have classes 3 days a week :D!!! BUT, tuesdays and thursdays are um..kinda..packed full >< but hey. At least I have a 4 day weekend every single week so that allows me time to get jobs done, and homework done and not feel to bad! ALSO: I have almost an hour between all my classes, since my classes last all day, so I can be getting homework done inbetween! wee!
I've been sewing quite a bit. I made a skirt, but didn't use a pattern...so it came out a little wonky, but it is definitely still wearable. It is cream colored, with rococo style deep red roses, pink and white lace at the bottom, and dark red ribbon for accent! I also have opened up a new etsy shop with a lolita type theme to it. As I get better at sewing, i hope to sell more things there. Check it out and tell your girly/loli friends: lovelylatte.etsy.com
---Oh. The websites I have been getting inspiration/ideas from are as follows:
*Baby the Stars Shine Bright
---LJ Communities (fun for posting finished works, looking at other people's ideas, or just chatting)
*EGL (elegant gothic lolita)
*Egl Crafts (this one doesn't update as much :(
*lace and flora (just pretty things and photos mainly)
---And here is a design I am going to try, but not in that gross purple color. I'll probably make it shorter, and add lace/ribbon and stuff. See how it goes.
* Skirt Instructions
* Felt Ideas (I might try to incorporate some things here into my designs)
Smash Bros. Brawl Tourney-*-
Shawn and I have been practicing quite a bit on Smash Bros Brawl. We do really well if we team up against other teams, and we practice one on one with eachother often. We try to connect with my brother online, but it is laggy sometimes. We use this website called smashboards.com and go to the friend finder (smashboards.com/ff) "our" screen name, that I just kinda picked for lack of something better, is "PrincessPikmin". My main is pikachu, and his is jigglypuff. Shawn loves the idea of a cute little pink squishy ball that can kick ass like none other, and I just like pikachu :/ I sometimes use Peach, often use Olimar, and once in a while try ice climbers or Shiek (she was my main on melee) There are lots of tournaments in the Massachusetts area, but nothing going on right now. We were actually going to go to one just this last sunday, but it they weren't playing brawl. Just melee :( I'm going to see what is involved with opening up a club at school (for brawl :p hehe)
Visits and Traveling-*-
My brother is coming over for his birthday for the weekend (this weekend). Should be fun. It means we get free food at least...
My mom, dad, Shawn and I all went to Oxford NY to see my Grandma, uncles, and one of my aunts. There was also a parade. I can't really describe the boringness of it. Quaint, but kind of ... dull...eh.
phew. that is all for now. cya~