October 31, 2012

In Celebration Of All Hallows Eve

The first debut of my entire* costume was on Monday night and I must say, we looked so cool!! I wish I had my hair dark to look more like Selene (from Underworld) but there's no way I'm dying my hair again. Adam was a good sport and dressed up as my vampire boyfriend, complete with fake leather and biker boots.

Eh, close enough. I'll have it ready by the time Comicon comes around.

Needless to say, we were very cool for one night. We also got to carve pumpkins last night and we get to party tonight as well! This is why I love Halloween. Continuous parties, costumes, and good times.

*The costume wasn't completely done because we didn't have our contacts in. They hurt like a *&%#$. But I will probably stick them in for pictures later. 

Adam's classic pumpkin that took him maybe 10 minutes

My kind of awkward pumpkin that took me way too long (I don't like scooping the guts out).

October 29, 2012

Do What We Want Weekend

Usually there are always things that need to be done, events to attend, or work to commute to. Through a series of miraculous events I was able to have work off on Friday so Thursday night began my weekend. Adam and I celebrated by going out to Thai Basil and if you ever go there, I would recommend the yellow curry.

Friday was wonderful. The only thing I had planned was a doctors appointment around 10 but that morning I was woken up by a call from Adam saying "Put your shoes on. I'll be at your house in 30 seconds." Still adorned in my pjs and with hair flying wild, I went downstairs to find Adam at my door, still in his pjs, who then literally dragged me out of my house with no explanation until we got in the car and I saw what he had in the backseat. It was a giant pirate ship kite!

After our impromptu kite flying adventure and my doctors appointment, we decided we were going to take our free day to climb South Mountain. (We did get sidetracked at the Mesa Art Center for a while before we finally made our way to Phoenix). The hike was great and the weather couldn't have been better. No one got first blood this time but we did have fun watching the sun set and the city of Phoenix light up below us. 

Adam on the sacrificial altar.

We were trying to get the city in the back ground but we aren't very good at self photo shots.

Looking studly with Phoenix in the background.

At the top of South Mountain.

After we walked down to where we parked we drove up to a vantage point to check out the city lights. It was wonderful but the wiggly road made me very car sick for the rest of the evening. Later that night I took some aspirin for my headache and I guess my stomach didn't like that very much because I spent the rest of the night puking my intestines out. 

Other than that, Friday was great. All plans for Saturday were canceled due to my dead stomach so Adam took care of me and brought over the essentials to make me fee better: ginger ale, saltine crackers, Pride and Prejudiced, Ever After, and Rambo parts 1-4. Adam knows how to pamper a girl. 

October 24, 2012

Week of (Attempted) Fashion 18

Here another example of something I fail at. The last time I posted one of these was almost exactly two months ago. I'm going to try and make it a habit again.

These ones wont have dates because I have no idea when I wore these. Just be reassured that I have been wearing clothes for the past two months.

My Life In Pictures

I love picture. I always say that I'll start taking more, but we all know I'm full of crap. But here are some pictures on my life as of late. Mostly for my own enjoyment.

I've been spending a lot of time with Adam's little sisters and I must say,
they are a riot! They're both pretty young but already very witty and wild, as you can see. 

Here we are at a masquerade  Please ignore the cleavage. I tried to Photoshop it out but 
that looked even more awkward. 

Ariel and Michael with a very cool sculpture on Mill. It was pretty hidden behind a office building 
but it looked like massive crystals bursting from the ground. So cool!

Sporting new attire: Adam's stolen shorts, flip-flops, and a mismatching jacket.

My cute little brother, Joey with our niece, Claire. Both looking very happy.

We found this amazing drawing bored at World Market. If you want to send me money so 
I can get this, I would love you forever.

The Parental Units, reunited after my mom's 3 week AZ vacation.

Claire again, looking like trouble.

I Need A Stress Ball

I am sucking so bad at this blogging thing right now. Things are piling up for me to do in all aspects of my life.  A few huge projects at work were placed on my desk and I've been slaving over those to get them finished within the deadline. As a result, all my normal work, like the mail and such, is getting backlogged into a huge mound! I'm having a hard time catching up, especially since my brain is running in several places at once.

Ariel's wedding is right around the corner and that brings along a lot of work and planning. I'm sure Ariel has it worse off than me with the wedding stress but it's still bouncing around in my brain all day. That mixed with worrying about my writing class assignments where I will soon be forced to create a literary work of art (says me) that only fills three pages and then present that to the class (which is equivalent to bearing my inner soul) and have them critique it.

Also, I'm still paying off those stinkin' hospital bill from my unfortunate ant bite and trying to replenish my savings account at the same time. And even though Adam is a fantastic help and makes me relax and slow down a bit, he decides to start investigating the Navy. Just too much is going on right now. My brain needs a break, lest I implode from stress and pressure.

I have not been able to sit and draw for I don't know how long. That was my outlet. That and writing, which is now turned into a deadlined assignment.

I don't want to sound complaining because having stuff to do is better than having nothing going on. I just need some time to sit outside and just stop for a moment and breathe and do nothing else but exist. Soon. Soon.

October 10, 2012

Prepared For Halloween!!!

I can honestly say that I had my Halloween costume 99% done before October 1st (I think). I'm sure I've ranted about it several times before but I will say I LOVE Halloween! It's my excuse to spend money on costumes and paint my face and not be deemed as extremely weird.

Would you like to know who I will be this year? Yeah? We I don't know if you have ever seen Underworld, but...BAM!

Don't worry, I watched it CleanFlix

Yeah, that's right. I'm going to be so cool (I hope) and my costume is pretty darn close to the original (I think) and I am only slightly terrified to wear it (I lied). I just need to order the contacts and find something for the wrist braces.

I think I'm seeing a theme for the last few Halloweens. I've been either something that involves blood, guns, leather, contacts, or all of the above.

This was me last year:

If you must ask, I was a Zombie Apocalypse survivor.

Basically, I'm just picking something that's along the same lines but this time people might be able to actually tell who I am without having to ask. And this time I'll be completely covered. I went a little crazy trying to get the beat up survivor look. 

Also I'm very excited because Adam is going to dress up as an Underworld vampire with me (but in guy form)!! Hopefully when I put everything together I will look pretty cool. I also hope I find a couple parties to go to. 

When I told Ariel about my idea she just looks at me and says, "Haley, why can't you just be a princess?"

As long as I can be the princess of DEATH!! 
Just kidding. 

But seriously. 

Too Tired To Photoshop

I got to work today and then decided that my outfit was horribly awkward. From the front I guess it looks pretty swell but from behind? It looks like I have a lunch lady back and you can see my underwear lines, as well as my undershirt. I decided I will just try to stay seated all day and make sure no one sees my posterior.

The front of my awkward outfit. 
I will not show you the back. 
See how tired I look?!?
And I still have class until 10 tonight!!!

I'm debating whether or not I should dump my hot chocolate down my front so I will have a good excuse to go home and not come back.* Maybe I could throw in a couple tears as well.

I have been so sleep deprived lately that I just want to sleep where ever I go. For a couple of nights I was helping Adam finish a paper for class but last night we decided to have a movie night. We didn't get to his house from Institute until 9:20 and then we decided to make dinner before we went to my house to watch The Importance of Being Ernest, but we both got a sweet tooth and decided to stop at the store to get brownie mix.

After burning the first batch, perfecting the second, and finishing the movie we decided to call it a night (it was now about 12:30am). Then I had a long night of dreams with hostages and nerve gas and I woke up at 6:30. I wanted nothing more than to melt with my mattress and call in dead to work.

A good thing about this week, I got several new books in the mail that I'm very excited to get through. Also, the amount of books I own now necessitate an entirely new bookshelf. I love books so much. I hope you are  one of those people who feel the same. There is an escape that can be found in books that no other means can provide. It can instantly teleport you to a different time and place. Heck, it can transform you into a different person for a few hours. There is no other way to do that!

So.... you should pick up a book and start reading. If you don't know what to read, just ask and I'll give you a recommendation. Or you could check out my book blog for my reviews.

* I ended up drinking all my hot chocolate. It was too good to waste. Looks like I'll be at the office all day now.

October 03, 2012

A Very Large Crouton

I'm still alive. These past few weeks have been amazingly busy with school, wedding planning (not mine *sob*), and family emergencies. Thankfully things are calming down just a bit. Actually, they aren't. I'm not sure why I said that. Things are just as crazy as before but thanks to a new medication*, I'm not freaking out.

Here are some very cool things going on in my life as of late:

- Work is going well. The intern is no longer a threat to my sanity. He is actually a friend now and very fun to chat with in a non-intimidating way. We are also going to be moving right after Thanksgiving to a bigger building in the same complex. I get a very cool, modern reception area.

- School is in full force. Which is to say, my one class is going well. Despite my initial aversion to my teacher, I can accept the good with the bad. The homework thing is great as well because it's mostly reading and, let's face it, those who write usually like to read. Therefore, homework is a treat for me.

- Health wise, I haven't been totally normal since the ant bite and I'm royally pissed. Thankfully I'm chipping away at the rather large bills coming in thanks to my habits of saving (there goes all my school savings).

- Romantically, Adam and I are having so much fun! We recently went to a super hero themed party and were looking so fly (see foto below). I'm also making a painting for him and he's writing songs for me. I think we've got a pretty good deal worked out here.
Batman and Robin, now with t-shirts and jeans!

Us, trying to be so very cute. 

Not sure if he's "feeling the music" or falling asleep.

- Family wise, everything is kind of going haywire but that's okay because we're a cool family that knows how to stick together when things get rough. 

- I found this really amazing crouton today and I couldn't help but to share my excitement. Isn't that amazing?? It also tasted really really good and lasted much longer than a normal crouton. This may be the highlight of my day! :)