fotd 4.28.09

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
i filled in my brows for the first time today. didnt do too bad. i used smut e/s. 

too faced shadow insurance
beautiful iris e/s
arctic grey e/s
shore leave e/s
maybelline liquid liner (black)
maybelline great lash mascara (black)

love nectar lustreglass

neutrogena ultra sheer dry touch spf 30
studio tech foundation nc50
mineralize skinfinish natural dark

i just want it to be over

Monday, April 27, 2009
i got news that my job is ending two weeks earlier than expected. i thought i was only going to end one job this week but im ending two. as usual, these people dont know what they want or what they are doing. clearly the contract i signed in August said May 19. let me have been the one who wanted to "quit this bitch" out because i got this third job extra early in anticipation of being jobless for the summer. works out even better because i am utterly sick of job number one. it is not at all what i expected to be doing. i dont like most of the people i share an office space with and if i have to hear much more of that little office assistant boy's voice i am going to go off. why are you talking to your supervisor from across the room sounding like that and that fake laugh is obnoxious and it seems painful to produce. STFU! ugh. im ever so excited to see friday this week. plus 2/3 of my classes are over this week. one dude wants to be extra and meet on monday and them IM DONE!!!!!!!!

only thing is, now i have to be much more frugal. that sucks...

i will not

Friday, April 24, 2009
i am not going to watch obsessed. no one can make me. i know i've said many times how i love idris elba but that love does not outweigh sitting through beyonce's repeated failed attempt at acting. someone thinks i owe them this because we saw watchmen and did not enjoy it. i dont because i had no way of knowing it was going to be blue penis for 3 hours. im not going into this KNOWING i hate beyonce in movies. im in no mood to punish myself. my regular life is punishment enough, thanks. if it ever shows up in my sister's netflix queue (doubt it), maybe i'll watch. 

have you ever?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
stolen from T
my answers are bolded.

1. Started your own blog (duh)

2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (does rockband count?)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyworld/Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you were not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community (on tv)
36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been laid off from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee


happy earth day. plant a tree or recycle something. 

now that that is out of the way, let's discuss what i'm really interested in complaining about. yesterday marked day 30 of P90X. ive been doing the dvds consistently with minimal results. my clothes dont fit much different, and i have made no significant weight loss. those infomercials lie! they make it seem like stuff is dramatic. they want you to take pics at each of the milestones (start, day 30, day 60, and day 90). admittedly, i did not do that. but i know what i look like and i know if it was anything to write home about, people would comment as such. i dont think im doing it right. i feel like im going through way too much without much reward. as of right now, i dont see myself doing this program again after the 90th day. i'll check back in on day 60. 

ECOTOOLS brow grooming set

i won this wonderful kit from brittany over at clumps of mascara. the set made from recycled materials includes:

-a 5X magnification mirror w/ suction cups
- a spoolie brush (that's what they call it. it's a mascara wand...)
- an angled brow brush to fill in your brows using your favorite brow filler (the girl at MAC used eyeshadow in "smut" on me. gotta get me some of that)

i used the set and im so glad i won it and if something bad were to happen to it, i'd purchase it. get yours for about 10 bucks. what do you use to groom?

dear fuck up,

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
i don't remember what i said the last time we communicated but what i meant to say was: "leave me alone". i'm not exactly sure why you decided it was an appropriate time to contact me. for future reference, the appropriate time is never. it is unfortunate if your motive was that you miss me. i need you to be where? over it. when? a month ago. thank you so much for your consideration in this matter.

- the one you failed.

my hair

it's been 4 months since i last used heat on my hair. 120 days without a flat iron, curling iron, or blow dryer. my hair has looked really cute and it has also looked really bad. i've been washing it close to everyday with either just shampoo, a shampoo/conditioner combo, just conditioner, or just water. to go to work and school, i spritz with a leave-in and gel the edges and sometimes put mousse all over. other times, i just put holding spritz in and go. some of the products are alcohol-free, others have alcohol. i'm trying to use up these two greasy things i bought: doo gro and something from carol's daughter. so when i think about it, i throw one of those up in my hair and toss it in a ponytail. 

after 4 months i still have 3 or 4 different textures of hair on my head. there are parts of my head where i'm pretty sure it could take a relaxer and others where it will probably break off. i dont know what i want to do with it and im thinking about cutting and/or relaxing it. 

eww, a no-makeup pic to follow:

look at that ^. i have some corkscrew curls, some waves, some bone straight, and you can see the middle but there is no curl pattern. it's just fuzzy. 

help me out

Saturday, April 18, 2009
im starting a reading list for the summer. 

between classes, work, and vacay time, i'm setting a goal for myself. i'm going to try to read at least 5 novels. i used to love to read when i was younger but school has ruined that. some friends have inspired me to get back into it. i need something other than magazines for the bus ride across the city so i'm taking YOUR suggestions. 

what is your favorite book? if you say Coldest Winter Ever, you can exit stage right. what's a book that maybe isn't your favorite but you are fond of? 

i wont be selfish. here is a list of books i really liked (most of which i'm sure you've read):

1. their eyes were watching god- zora neale hurston
2. invisible man- ralph ellison
3. makes me wanna holler- nathan mccall
4. things fall apart- chenua achebe

song of the month

Friday, April 17, 2009

maybe you know

Thursday, April 16, 2009
how come when people on tv say "asshole" they only bleep the "hole"? and the "god" in "god damn", what about that?

why you over there lookin' at me

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
rule #437- if they are going to look, give them the show of their lives. 

i'm in MY car. traffic is unruly and i happen to like this song. i am gonna dance and sing obnoxiously because no one else is in here with me and it keeps me from getting out and whoopin' the ass of the loser who just did something to piss me off. what does this have to do with you? why do you need to say anything at all to me or try to grab my attention. the object is not to attend to anyone else.... 

look on quietly and either enjoy it or not but leave me out of your reaction. messin' up my flow...

next time, imma charge you!

random thought

Monday, April 13, 2009
i wonder what it would be like to date a sweet, smart, but corny white dude. 
Sunday, April 12, 2009

of the month

Friday, April 10, 2009
movie: Chaos
all you need to know is it stars jason statham and i find it hilarious

just the eyes

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
here's a step-by-step of what i did today-

1. apply too faced shadow insurance all over
2. apply rollickin' paint pot* to lid only
3. apply typographic e/s to crease and outer v
4. apply artic grey e/s over typographic and blend
5. apply arctic grey up to brow bone
6. apply dazzlelash mascara

*i dont think they carry rollickin anymore. check your nearest cosmetics company outlet or substitute with delft or some other similar color

april showers bring COLOR!!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009
i use color to cure the rainy day blues. my dad makes fun of my multicolored, polka-dot rainboots but they were a bargain from target, they keep my pants dry and they're bright so they make me happy. here's my look for 4/1/09:

you know the drill; i'm a mac addict...

eyes- groundwork paint pot, flip e/s, humid e/s, dear cupcake e/s, era e/s, MUFE aqua liner, dazzlelash mascara

lips- love nectar lustreglass

face- studio tech foundation NC50, mineralize skinfinish natural dark

i'm not, but

Saturday, April 4, 2009
i dont think im MADE of fail but rather some other related description. i dont know how to describe how i feel about my life so much of the time but i think i'll illustrate it thusly:

another question

Friday, April 3, 2009
when it comes to nail polish, do you like yours to sparkle or do you prefer a solid/opaque color?

why do you have a job?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

spa week is coming to DC April 13-19. i'm late and was trying to make appts: FAIL. but do you know something even more failtastic about my experience? i called the elizabeth arden red door spa at pentagon row and your cousin, Danielle, answered the phone like this:

"hahaha"..."hello, haha"...thank you for chosing Red Door...*giggle* "this is Danielle"...

i really should have been like "WHY DO YOU HAVE A JOB?" and hung up. instead i inquired about their Spa Week availability and was told they were only offering single process coloring. not according to but whatever....

no success at any place i called. that's what i get for being late. next year.

fotd: 3.30.09

i call this "seeing stars". imma get a better camera one day...

*all mac products, unless otherwise specified

eyes-too faced shadow insurance, rollickin' paint pot (seafoamy green), star violet (pinky purple), era (tan), flip (gold), make up forever liner (turquoise), dazzlelash mascara

lips- star nova lustreglass

face- concealer (NW 45), mineralize skinfinish natural (dark)

ninety's nostalgia

Wednesday, April 1, 2009