Thursday, August 23, 2012
Anticipating: Erich's birthday! Its tomorrow, and we took a nice little "staycation." Unfortunately, he has come down with a cold, so he is laying low. I'm hoping he feels better by the weekend, so we can adventure a bit. Oh, and I'm also anticipating listing items in my brand new Etsy store! The coasters I just made in the picture above will be listed, among some of the jewelry I have been making. My vintage Gucci bags will also be going up there, because I just have way too many bags and I need to clean house a bit.
Listening to: Summer 2012 Saddle Creek Sampler. I snagged this from Amazon for free, which was awesome. It has artists such as Bright Eyes, Cursive and The Mynabirds. You can find the album here, and check out more of their free downloads. This is how I discover new music, and its safe to say that 15% of my iTunes library are free albums I snagged from Amazon.
Loving: The Beatles Yellow Submarine vinyl figures, recently released by Funko. I am totally in love with these little buggers, but I can't really justify spending the money on these at the current moment. My birthday is in November, so here's to wishful thinking! Fun fact: I have The Beatles Yellow Submarine tattooed on my back.
Planning: what to do this weekend for the boy's birthday! Especially tomorrow. I have no clue what I want to do yet. Maybe I'll take him out for a nice lunch out on the town or something. He just made a comment as I was typing this, saying something that he wants me to surprise him. This coming from the guy who does not like to be surprised. Jeez, nothing like pressure at the last minute, right? I'm sure I can think of something.
Reading: my advance copy of Damien Echols' Life After Death. I was lucky enough to receive a copy from the publisher a few weeks early, in order to give my readers a brief review of the book. If you are unfamiliar with Damien Echols, he is a gentleman who was on death row since the mid 90s for a crime he did not commit. If you have ever heard of the West Memphis 3, Damien is one of the three individuals who was wrongfully imprisoned for the horrific murders of three children in West Memphis, Arkansas. Their story has fascinated me since I saw a documentary on HBO when I was in middle school, and I am so grateful that Damien sent me in the right direction to obtain a copy of the book.
Watching: Disney flicks, believe it or not! I just got my paws on The Rescuers/The Rescuers Down Under Blu-Ray set , and I'm going to watch it as soon as I'm done typing this. I will never tire of watching Disney films, even when i'm 64. :)
Wishing: I could get my paws on a solid camera, to take pictures for the blog. I usually use my iPhone, or I have someone with a nice camera help me out and take some shots for me. I would really like to have something of my own, so I could adventure out and snap some beautiful shots. I have been eyeing the Nikon D5100. A friend of mine used to work for the company and recommended this model for what I plan on using it for. The price is definitely not in my range at the moment, but I have been saving up points on my credit card, which I can cash out for gift cards to various places that sell the camera. Its an older model, so I'm hoping I can still acquire one before the holidays.
Working on: my organizational skills. I have been utilizing my planner to a greater degree, and using mini Post-it notes for my blog posts, thanks to something I read on little chief honeybee. Its actually been one of the best things I've done lately! I'm actually putting together a ginormous contest, which will hit the blog later in the year, plus starting up a weekly or bi-weekly feature from other bloggers I admire.