December 31, 2011

2011

Listening to some Michelle Branch right now. She used to be one of my favorite singers in the 2000s. I remember winning Platinum on Karaoke Revolution on "All You Wanted". I won't ever forget that because it was my friend's birthday party and I remember going to the bathroom and discovering that they had a landline phone in there. Lol.

So this mini project I gave myself last night is finally done! I was just sparked with inspiration after visiting Maria's stream again and realized I had so much free time (even though it was 11 at night). I went through extras of enlarged color negative prints from my color film class and pulled this one out. I didn't know what to do with it, I just let my hands and mind work. I watched The Adventures of TinTin during the process, multitasking between my fingers and ears. What sucks is that I already submitted three portfolios already, 2 that are really important, and then I create this. Nice. I'm just glad I finished the NYU application, the Tisch portfolio, all my AP homework, visited the Met for a report due next week, completed my Senior Art Show application, and still manage time to treat myself shopping, share some love with Lux, watch new movies, and finally update my iPod. Today, I helped my cousins move out and then cleaned the whole damn kitchen, every single bowl and plate. My back acted up a bitch but I felt like I needed to do the cleaning in time for the new year.

Speaking of the new year, I'm gonna be spending my last hours of the year at home as usual with the fam watching Dick Clark in Times Square on tv. Next year.. it will, it has to, be the year I finally see that frickin ball drop with my own eyes. I have to go at one point in my life, disappointing actually that I live here and have never gone.

2011 has been the most hard-working year for me so far. If I were to name one year where everything changed, it was this year. There were tough times and good times, all making me who I am today. I am a much more experienced person now than before and I have made better and new friendships this year as well. Too many things have happened, some all in one day, and I'm so glad that I was able to be a part of them. 2011 was good to me, a little bitch sometimes, but thank you for being a challenging one too. There's already so much I'm looking forward to, like turning 18 soon and having a lot more time to take photos after all these college apps! Can't fucking wait!

Thanks to everyone who still reads these entries, the people on my stats, fans, followers, contacts, thanks so much for the support, comments, and messages I've received all year. You've all been great! See you all in the new year :)

December 28, 2011

video games

♫ by Silver Swans

I can't stop listening to this cover. It's so dreamy and creepy and reminds me so much of Twin Peaks and those scenes where Julee Cruise sings at the hangout. You should check it out. Both the song and the series.

I hope whoever is reading this had a nice holiday. Mine was fairly swell. Instead of making my traditional fondant cupcakes for Christmas, I tried totally new recipes for cake pops and sugar cookies. For the cake pops, I used a recipe by Bakerella and made mine out of yellow cake, vanilla frosting, bittersweet chocolate, and peppermint. I tried the stained-glass thing with the cookies and they came out cute! Unfortunately, taking photos of them had slipped my mind because I was so exhausted (it was a Thursday night). I also made rainbow jello for the Christmas party we host at our house. The kids loved it! I don't like to eat what I make so I'm glad people enjoyed my goodies.

Our lights are still up for New Years and that means holiday shopping hasn't ended either. I'm supposed to be getting new frames this week. I hope! I can't wait to see them again, they're Praaada. That's the gift from my mom. Along with a new fur-hooded coat which makes me look like a bear and I have no issue with that. My dad got me a Starbucks gift card, which I have been using religiously, and a new Kitchen-Aid Hand Mixer, which will save me a lot of unnecessary dominant arm workout. What did I get myself? I don't even know if anything I got should count as Christmas gifts, I just feel like I deserve them after all this application work and good grades in school. I ordered myself a pair of Levi's (which I am so infatuated with) and Dolce Vita Jemmas (fiiinnally [insert Emma Stone's Easy A face]). Okay the jeans were from Zappos and I feel I need to tell yall that Zappos is so FAST on delivery. My package came about 13 hours after I placed it. What?! Bananas. Well yeah, it was one-day delivery but STILL.. Zappos offered it and it was free. Jussayin. My shoes haven't come yet but I'm super excited because I've been holding them off for a few months.

On a reality note.. I do really need to continue my NYU application. It is so freaking long and excessive but then again it's NYU. I'm not going to get in but whatever, I have nothing to lose except vacation time that I could be spending with my cute little kitty. See yall in the new year!

♫ Municipality by Real Estate

December 17, 2011

disc-overy



Listening to Tinie Tempah's album. Lux is sleeping next to me on the chair. I'm her human heater. I forgot what day it was every day this week. My back and neck has been killing me the past week or so. I'm going to have such bad posture as a result of carrying too much shit to school, never sleeping, and napping on the window on the subway. I wish I could take yoga again. The school should really offer it, there isn't any equipment except a mat and you sweat more than in regular phys ed. You get shit done and nothing will hurt as opposed to volleyball where I have to use my dominant arm all the time (also a reason why my upper body aches so much).

People have already gotten accepted into ivy leagues this week. I'm very proud of my peers. I wish I had done early action so I don't have to deal with the rest of the schools due in the next few months... but I didn't... because I'm lazy. That's not true. The reason why it took me more than a week to write my college essay was because school kept getting in the way. Honestly, they should really cut a lot of slack for seniors. It's such a waste of time.. traveling to school and back is a total of about 3 hours. I'll stop complaining.

Has anyone been watching American Horror Story? The besssst. I watch all my shows a few days after they air now. I don't even remember the last time I watched tv on a tv. I'm just so tired.. can't be bothered. I want to be in college already. I hate school. Baby Lux here is keeping me sane.

December 10, 2011

Luxxx

Been busy.. ever since I adopted A CAT. She's so precious. The baby's name is Lux and she's only 6 months! I've been early to school ever since I got her. She wakes me up at exactly 5:30 every morning. Crazy annoying when it's not a school day but I still love her.



Another highlight of the week is my package from Solestruck. They gave me one of Messeca's velvet holiday shoes and I looove them. Can't wait to wear them for Christmas! I can't wear them now because volleyball has taken over my life. Just kidding. Like 1/16 of my life. But I'm very much near spraining all my joints right now. My ankle especially makes it difficult to walk and carrying large loads make my wrist hurt.

Lux is kneading. She's so cute.. ready for bedtime. She'll wake in like 5 hours and sit on my face.