I thought I would give you a tour of some of my favorite spots and comers of my house. There are alot of things I don't like about my place, mainly the color of the walls but it is a rental so there's nothing I can do about it.There are also a lot of things that I love about my house, like the abundance of space! Today I'll start with my bedroom and hopefully over the next few weeks I'll be able to take you through the whole house.
We finally went and saw Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. Both G. and I read the book a while back so when we saw the trailers for the movie we were intrigued.
The movie was fun and very action packed but to say they took artistic liberties with the story line would be an understatement. Also I am starting to wonder if CGI animation hasn't ruined special effects. It seems as though now that they know the producers know that they can do anything they want to they feel the need to do just that for shock and awe value. Over all I would give it a 7 out of 10 on my vampire movie rating scale.
We saw it at the discount theaters in Carson City and I was impressed with the facilities. I used to work at this theaters when I was in high school and the building has gone through some renovations since then. They downsized a bit from 10 theaters to only 4, but these are of higher quality then they were when I was working there. Even though you have to wait a little longer to see the movie you want because of the fact that it is a discount theater it is well worth it. The two of us got into the movie and got treats for under $20!
Last weekend another carnival came to the park next to our house and I took some pretty cool pictures that I forgot to post so here they are.
One of the games was shooting zombies with paintballs!
What a wonderful long weekend I had! Friday I spent a good portion of the day at the DMV, but the good news is that I have my identity back! Anyone out there who has ever been married or divorced knows what a pain the whole name change process is. It feels good to be able to use my maiden name again, though it's going to take a while for me to get my old signature down again.
Sunday my love and I made the trip up to Tahoe and thanks to a good friend of ours were able to ride the gondola up to heavenly ski resort free of charge!
First there was brunch
French toast croissant! OMG the butter, flaky goodness, it was mind blowing!!
The gonadal went from state line up to the heavenly ski resort and it was a pretty steep climb.
This just made us giggle so I had to take a picture and post it
asked us to post about the things that we can't live without. This made me think about what's really important in my life and what I really couldn't do without.
These are my two favorite perfumes. The tall one is sensual amber and the little bottle is twilight woods. I absolutly love the way these two smell. I use the amber one almost everyday and the twilight woods one on special occasions. They're both from bath and body works, I even have an extra bottle of the sensual amber so I'll never run out unexpectedly.
A few other things that I though of but didn't get any pictures of are:
-burts bees chapstick
-urban decay liquid eyeliner
-my coach prescription sunglasses.
These are some of the finer things that make life bearable!
A late 4th of July post. Spent the day being lazy and the evening watching fireworks with the family.
We roasted some tasty marshmallows and made smores. Try putting a Rolo (chocolate candy with caramel in the center for those of you who have never had one) in the center of your marshmallow before you roast it. It gets all melty and is soooo good!
We has some sparklers but they were really old and kept going out and starting back up again. Kind of a pain in the ass, but still fun.
Then there were fireworks. Couldn't get many pictures because there was a street light that kept coming on and messed most of the pics I took.
I forgot to take any pictures of my outfit but here's one of me and my adorable niece.
Spent a lovely day at the beach on Sunday. We went with my friends from work and her family.It was really great to spend some time with her and the kids. I used to live in an apartment attached to their garage and see them everyday so I've been missing them since I moved in with G.
G. spent practically the whole time throwing the Frisbee
My friends little girl and I made a wicked cool sandcastle even though we didn't have a bucket or anything. We are masters of improve.
That would be me in the big ol'hat hidding from the sun as much as I could. I also repeatedly lathered up with some SPF 70 so no sunburn or tan for me!
It was one bitchen sandcastle!
There were lots of little ducks and geese around. They're practically tame and will come right up to you to try and get some food. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not.
Hope you all had a great weekend! Did you do anything fun and interesting?
The Art of lounging;
First, a little bit of exercise is nice. Some may think that this defeats the purpose of a day spent lounging, but for me it makes me feel better about spending the rest of the day on the couch. I took a nice walk to the library, where I lucked out and found a copy of the BBC version of Northanger Abby that I hadn't seen yet.
Next, proper lounging attire is mandatory! You want to be comfortable, and be able to move into all the seemingly afterward positions that may result while you get into a prime position on your couch or favorite chair. For me that means my favorite lounging shirt and sweatpants. Also I like to have a headband or something to keep my hair from falling into my face.
(sorry about the dark pic it was a cloudy day)
Now I choose to spend the day having a Lost Girl marathon, which is something I have been looking forward to for a while. Other times I have spent the whole day watching movies or reading a book from cover to cover. What you choose isn't as important as how you chose to enjoy it. For me the couch is my throne, and I only leave it for bathroom and snack breaks. Snack are another important aspect of the lounging experience. Some my be tempted to spend the whole day binging on junk, I do not advise doing this! Some junk is essential, but make sure to mix is a dose of healthful food as well. This helps eliminate any guilt you might feel later and prevents a junk food hangover ( trust me this is a real thing!). Also keep a stock of your favorite beverage on hand, for me iced green tea.
yummy grapefruit with sugar!
One last thing that I add to the mix is a project that I can do while watching the T.V., something that doesn't take a lot of concentration. This time I was working on a scarf that I am knitting for the winter, other times I've done a bit of embroidery or cut pictures out of magazines of collages and such. You get the idea. This isn't mandatory for a day spent relaxing but I find that it helps me stay in one place and not feel the need to keep getting up to do other things. It helps me to feel productive even though I'm spending the majority of the day sitting on my arse.
This is how I do it, how about you? Any tips or ideas on how to spend a day lounging on the couch?