Monthly Archives: February 2011

Photo Challenge Day 02

Day 02 –  A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest

Rocky.

We have a...special...relationship.....

We have been friends consistently since 3rd grade. Ok, so there was that one time with the Beavis and Butthead vhs…

Very Very special...

I am sad, because on my computer I only have pictures from May 2008 on. It’ll HAVE to do.

We met at girl scouts in 3rd grade. Everyone made fun of me, and you became my friend.

There have been many special moments.

“Hold on Greg, Lana is choking on a skittle”

 

30 Day Picture Challenge.

I’m sure now and then I will still blog occasionally, but probably as a continuation of this 30 day thing 🙂

Because Bry and Rachel practically forced me to do this. (Not really, but I want to).

Day 01 – A picture of yourself with ten facts

I was in a fancy french restaurant in NYC!

1. Music rules my world. Playing music, being surrounded by music, listening to music. All of it.

2.  There are a lot of projects I am dying to start, but just don’t know how. I am tired of sitting around and spending my time on the internet.

3. I think I am too stupid for my family sometimes. Everyone in my family went to great schools, grad schools, or at least became something great and are doing something great with their lives. I probably won’t even get into grad school with my grades.

4.  I secretly wish I was a fashion designer. I have tons of ideas for cool outfits. Once I learn how to sew, I plan on making a lot of my own clothes, and selling clothes on Etsy. But I need to learn how to sew first.

5.  I am very antsy (hence the blog name). I always need to be moving around, travelling or keeping busy. If I stay in one place for too long, I get bored. Thank god for opportunities to get away for a lot of the weekends in the school year.

6. I have a need to be in charge and in control of most situations. Maybe it’s because I have a hard time trusting people. I also think that if I don’t take control, I will get left behind.

7.  I’ve never played D&D. I realllly realllly want to though!

8. I dwell on the past a lot, and I think about the future too much. I need to live in the NOW.

9. I like discovering “new” things. Whether it’s a new show, a new hobby, or new music.

10. I used to have negative self esteem before I moved away to college. Can I make a vow to never let me raise my kids in an area like Burlingame?

Valentine’s Day

There are many people who have many different view on Valentine’s Day.

There are those that love it, go all out on their loved one with gifts, cards, fancy dinner, etc. ; There are those that hate Valentine’s Day because they are single, and call it “Singles Awareness Day”; There are those that think it is just a stupid hallmark holiday, but still make a big deal about it; Then there are those who just…don’t care, and treat it like any other day.

I am one of those that just DON’T care. Maybe you might say “But you are in a happy long term relationship!” Yes, yes I am. And for the first 18 years of my life, including 18 valentines days, I was single. Did I care? No. It was just any another day. My mom would get my sister and I little gifts, and maybe we would go out for dinner as a family, but it was really just any other day, except everyone was either a lot more romantic, or a lot more depressed. I never let it bother me. Being single was just that. I didn’t need anyone to feel sorry for me, or to bring any extra unwanted attention to myself either.

This was my third valentines day with my boyfriend. Sure, we went out to dinner. So what? We go out to dinner at least once a week. It was just any normal night for us, really. Did we exchange gifts? Nope. We don’t need to spend any extra money on little crappy things we don’t need. I don’t need jewelery to know that my boyfriend loves me.

You know what I miss? Valentine’s Day parties in elementary school. We would decorate shoe boxes, and get valentine’s for everyone in our class that had a theme (Maybe animals, or scary movie characters, etc). Everyone would get a valentine, it was always lots of fun to open up our “mailboxes”. It was just a simple, fun time.

I’m not saying it’s not fun to be super cheesy and romantic, but when you are in a long term relationship, you don’t need all of the “show” to show off to everyone else. Hell, I would’ve had a great night if we cooked pasta and watched a movie in our pajamas.

Grocery Shopping Extravaganza!

Have you ever noticed the type of people that shop in certain stores? Well, today I’m going to write about that.

Here in lovely Humboldt County (Mainly excluding this to Arcata/Eureka area) we are limited on all kinds of shopping we can do. For groceries, if you live in Arcata, you most likely do most of your shopping at Safeway, Wildberries,  the Arcata Co-Op, or if you are lucky and get a ride, WinCo (which is located in Eureka).

Safeway is your average run of the mill grocery store. (Equivalent of Albertson’s, Lucky, Vons, Ralphs, Rays, Path Mark, etc.) Upon entering a Safeway, you will see everyone. Depending on the time of day, you get Moms and Dads with their kids, college students looking for a midnight munchie, and sometimes a bum or two. Personally, I don’t really shop at safeway, unless I need something quick (i.e. need something for a recipie) or a mixer for beverages, or whatever.

I do most of my shopping at WinCo.

This is NOT the Eureka WinCo!

For those of you that don’t know what WinCo is, it is a giant 24 hour grocery store that is located in the upper western US. The inside looks like this.

Basically a Costco JUST for food.

Winco is what I call a “shopping experience”. You can never just get in and get out. I always spend at LEAST an hour everytime I go to WinCo. Even if I know exactly what I need, and where everything is. There is always something forgotten that I need to run across the store to grab, and I always like walking through all the aisles, because I always find something that I had forgotten to put on the list.  The most fun part about WinCo? The people who shop there. Now, I might be some kind of hypocrite because I shop at WinCo, but only because it’s cheap ( Most people do for this reason). Most of the people that can be seen at the Eureka WinCo…are ,shall we say, tweakers. I say most because I know non-tweakers who shop at WinCo, but a majority of the people that you might see walking around probably just smoked crack in the bathroom. On top of that, everyone thinks it’s still 1995 and that Bill Clinton is still president.

This guy will be really pissed if you do drugs.

Not only will he be pissed, but he  if you do drugs, he will also use his garden shears to cut off your balls, if you don’t it’s his mullet. The choice is yours.

ANYWAYS, going into WinCo is like jumping into a time machine. Don’t look the children in the eyes. DON’T LOOK THEM IN THE EYES.  But they have awesome prices, so it’s always tricky going there. I never go alone. I wanted to start a site “people of winco” but as opposed to Wal-Mart being an attractive for strange freaks everywhere, it seems that just the Eureka WinCo is strange.

Next, I tackle the Arcata sector of the North Coast Co Op.

Arcata Co-Op

My boyfriend is Vegan and I am vegetarian, so we can get most of our food at WinCo, but we usually will go to the Co-Op as well. The Co-Op isn’t as expensive as Wildberries (A local, organic grocery), so this is our next best option. I like the fact that they are local, but they carry a wide variety of vegan alternative products. But, because of their “organic and local” viewpoints, instead of tweakers, we get hippies. I fit in a lot more at the Co-Op with my reusable bags than at WinCo.

The Co-Op is basically our Whole Foods/Trader Joes, but mostly cheaper because it’s a locally based shop.

We love our job! Weeeeee!!!!!