First week complete

8 Sep

I completed my first week of school on Friday and I can say it is going to be a tough semester for me and I need to figure out a better way to manage my time. It didn’t help that immediately after class I drove down to South Carolina to spend a weekend at the beach with my family. I spent a majority of the weekend stressing out when I was going to get my homework done. I got up early Sunday morning and went to a local coffee shop and knocked off my math. That was really the only thing I needed to do since it was due at 11:59 that night. I was able to enjoy the rest of the day on the beach and then later at a dinner show with pirates.

I will probably enjoy most of my classes other than English 102. I’ve never been a big fan of English classes. Boring. The course is mostly discussion based, which is hell for someone who has social anxiety. I don’t think I will do well in this class, but I will try my best. This will be my last English class I have to take, so I just need to power through it.

Math will be good this semester, I think. I took this same class last semester, but ended up dropping it because the teacher failed so hard (lazy powerpoint reader). This go around, I picked the teacher I had this past winter, so I know he will be good. I like his teaching style a lot. After this math class, I will only need to take one more math and I will be done with it.

My Japanese class only has 5 students total and its all the people I liked last semester in Japanese 101. I am glad I have the same teacher because I really like her. Its a very casual learning environment, which I really like. On the first day, I found out the class was almost cancelled because not enough students were enrolled, but I’m not sure why they let the class happen. I would have been extremely sad if my Japanese class was cancelled. Its my favorite class!

I was originally going to take a Black & White photography (film) class, but it was on a Saturday and I just have too much going on during the weekends this semester. I dropped it and enrolled in Digital Photography II. I have the same teacher from last semester. I have mixed feelings about the teacher, but at least I know him and what he expects.

I’m also taking Drawing I which I am not sure what to really expect out of this class. I am terrible at drawing, but at least this is a class for all skill levels. I just need to not compare myself to others because I am new to this and don’t know what I am doing, so of course I am not going to be producing some fancy pants drawings. It will take practice. I think it will be a fun class, though.

Week 35 in photos

8 Sep

239 - Clean Desk

239 – Clean Desk

240 - Lone Banana

240 – Lone Banana

241 - Thai Food

241 – Thai Food

242 - First Day. Long Day.

242 – First Day. Long Day.

243 - Pet. Me.

243 – Pet. Me.

244 - Art Student.

244 – Art Student.

245 - Book Bench.
245 – Book Bench.

August 2015 Recap

1 Sep

August was kinda butts for me, but that was how I essentially felt all summer. I didn’t really leave the house much, but I did on occasion.

– Finally made it to the farmer’s market – got some fresh veggies and tried a Blacksauce Kitchen for the first time.

– I made a really amazing fresh tomato sauce for pasta. It blew me away with flavor. I wanted to cry because it was so good.

– Watermelon obsessed.


– Attended a Yelp event in Towson at this newly built, fancy apartment building. I hung out in a hammock for the majority of the time while I was there.

– Took Oscar to the vet finally for shots and to check on a lump on his back which thankfully turned out to not be cancer.

– Tried Ravage Deli for the first time.

– Painting more. Even if its just swirly abstract stuff.

– I got super sick with a stomach bug. It had me out of commission for a few days.

– Tried poutine for the first time. I enjoyed it.

– Went to IKEA twice, got two new raskog carts.

– Got new hair: back to boring brown for now.


– Went to the art store and got supplies for school.

– Lots of video chatting.


– Made milkshakes with cotton candy grapes.

Week 34 in Photos

30 Aug

232 - New Hair

232 – New Hair

233 - Trip to IKEA

233 – Trip to IKEA

234 - Terrible Lunch

234 – Terrible Lunch

235 - Post Storm

235 – Post Storm

236 - Late Night Birthday Card Discovery

236 – Late Night Birthday Card Discovery (Thanks, Erica! Sorry I just now opened your letter!)

237 - National Dog Day

237 – National Dog Day

238 - Art Cart

238 – Art Cart


28 Aug


Feeling – Excited & happy that school is starting in two days!

ListeningOperator Please – Back and Forth

Reading – Sadly, nothing. I’ve failed at reading books so hard, but I just charged my Kindle so hopefully I will be reading something soon. Any suggestions?

Working on – Getting my office area clean and organized. It is currently a giant mess.

Thinking about  How good it feels to create more art, even if its not very good.

Craving – Salad. Greens. Vegetables.

Looking forward to – Japanese class, going to the beach, and going to Asheville for a wedding.

Making me happy – Smiley Google hangout times.

Week 33 in Photos

27 Aug

225 - SO Delicious

225 – SO Delicious

226 - New Undies

226 – New Undies

227 - Poutine

227 – Poutine

228 - Tacky

228 – Tacky

229 - Wiggles

229 – Wiggles

230 - Last Day of Blue

230 – Last Day of Blue

231 - Ch-ch-changes

231 – Ch-ch-changes

Week 32 in Photos

26 Aug

218 - Belated Birthday Present

218 – Belated Birthday Present

219 - Seasonal Side Salad

219 – Seasonal Side Salad

220 - Waiting at Wegmans

220 – Waiting at Wegmans

221 - Sick as Balls

221 – Sicks as Balls

222 - Swirly Paint Times

222 – Swirly Paint Times

223 - Waiting to get Inside

223- Waiting to get Inside

224 - Hubert's

224 – Hubert’s


21 Aug

Why can’t all days be like this? I woke up excited to tackle some errands. It felt good to go and pick up a prescription and get my student identification. That’s all I did, but I feel accomplished. I wish every day were like this. I don’t know what I can do to do for every day to be full of good feelings.

Happy weekend, everyone.

How I Start My Day

20 Aug

– 2 ounces cold brewed Zeke’s Sumatra Mandheling.
– 4 ounces unsweetened vanilla soy milk + 4 ounces unsweetened vanilla almond coconut milk.
– 2 tablespoons homemade vanilla bean syrup OR 2 tablespoons Nesquik chocolate syrup.
– 3 ice cubes.

+ Pour equal amounts of milk into frother. Add Nesquik syrup if using. Press start.
+ Pour 2 ounces of cold brew into a mason jar.
+ Add in 2 tablespoons of vanilla bean syrup (if not using the Nesquik).
+ Pour in milk.
+ Add in 3 ice cubes.
+ Stir.
+ Drink & look at the internet for an hour or so.


18 Aug

This summer has been pretty rough for me. At the end of the Spring semester I had all of these great ideas of things I wanted to accomplish over the summer. I felt like I could take on anything. I started out pretty good, full steam, into summer, but as time progressed, I just found myself falling deeper and deeper into a depression. Too anxious to go anywhere or do anything. My sleep schedule got wonky as hell – sleeping all day and staying up all night. I tried correcting my schedule multiple times, but nothing ever seemed to help. I pretty much neglected everything that I like and I’m anxiously waiting for school to start in a couple of weeks. I’m hoping once I am back in school and into a routine, I will feel slightly better. Though, I am sure I will be feeling overwhelmed and anxious about school related things once things get rolling, but I think I’d rather experience those sort of feelings than just sitting around stewing in my own thoughts everyday.

How did I manage all those years without something to do? I don’t know if I ever felt this bad on a regular basis back then, but maybe I did? There’s a constant pressure inside my head that just won’t go away.

I’m disappointed in myself because I wasted my summer. I didn’t go for bike rides, I didn’t keep up with my food blog that I was so excited about, I didn’t cook, or clean. I literally did nothing productive. Its absolutely embarrassing. I did go on a couple of road trips, but that was when I was before I started to feel like shit.

Where’s the fast forward button?