Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ten Things NaNoWriMo Taught Me

Ten things NaNoWriMo taught me:

10.  Improve my typing speed.

9.  Not care about spelling things wrong in the first draft.

8.  Do 700 wds in a fifteen minute word war.

7.  How to appreciate coffee.  And possibly become dependant on it.

6.  How to properly snag a table near the only outlet in the B & N Cafe.

5.  How to order a cup of coffee in the most efficient way.

4.  With enough determination, desperation, and support, a 13k word day is more than possible.

3.  Fellow Wrimos are the best support group a person can have.

2.  It is possible to write a 50k novel in 30 days.


Friday, January 27, 2012


I'm sitting here watching the Return of the King on TNT tonight, and even though it's a trimmed-down theatrical version, I'm reminded of how much I just love the dialogue, the music, everything.  I've been putting quotes up on Facebook and Twitter practically non-stop since I found it while flipping through channels.  I'll share the latest exchange I put on Facebook--definitely makes the Top 10.

Pippin:  I didn't think it would end this way.

Gandalf:  End?  No, the journey doesn't end here.  Death is just another that we all must take.  The grey rain curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass.  And then you see it.

Pippin:  What, Gandalf?  See what?

Gandalf:  White shores....and beyond.  A far green country, under a swift sunrise.

Pippin:  Well, that's not so bad.

Gandalf:  No.  No, it isn't.

There's so much dialogue in this movie that I love, but that's the only one I'll post for tonight.  Have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Recipes you CANNOT make in my apartment!! :-(

Didn't know there was a waiting list to join Pinterest.  Oh, well.  I still found these yummy recipes through their site.  Unfortunately, it doesn't look like I can make ANY of them in my apartment!

Broccoli Cheddar Soup (mention that and you have my instant undivided attention!) from The Comfort of Cooking

Actually, I probably could make this one myself, although we don't have a muffin tin.... Also from The Comfort of Cooking:  Bacon-Wrapped Egg Toast!! I'm getting hungry....

Aaaaand Oreo Truffles from Chef-In-Training!  I might be able to make these, but for a college student with mountains of homework, it's a little much for a snack ;).  If i was going to a party or something, I'd put out more effort.  Don't they look yummy?

Well, that's it for today, hope this got everyone's taste buds going!  As for me, I'm gonna go open up a can of soup or something.... ;P

Somethin's Gotta Give

Okay, so even though I'm not having the shop open right now, I still need to blog in order to 1.) Not go crazy and 2.) Keep this blog from crumbling into the abyss of dead, unwanted, unupdated blogs.  SO.  This is going to become less of a "just jewelry, all the time (and the occasional lame excuse)" blog and more of a "so this is how my day went...." blog.  I know I should have been doing more of that in the first place.  So I'm going to post more treasuries maybe, maybe waste some time on Pinterist, though I'm not entirely familiar with that world-- I have noticed the button on Etsy now where you can "Pin," along with tweeting and facebook "liking."  I guess being more involved in what's around me and not just what I'm doing (or not doing) is probably the best way to go about this.  And then I need to start mentioning this stuff on Facebook and Twitter directly instead of just linking it to my blog.  Perhaps this should be my rather late New Year's resolution.  Taking time off from the beading to develop a more solid networking group or system or strategy.  Sounds like a plan.  Stay tuned and hopefully I'll keep this up!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Forgot I Hadn't Updated....

I honestly thought I'd updated since the last post.... Well, I'm updating now.  So, here's the deal.  I didn't want to haul all of my beads and junk back to my apartment in Greenville.  Up the stairs.  So I've decided to keep the shop on vacation for a little longer until I decide what to do.  I'm definitely not closing it down or anything.  The only thing I would be doing is maybe taking a few (FEW!!) supplies with me for things that are relatively easy for me to make, along with the pieces that are already listed in the shop, of course.  But I haven't decided yet.  I'm leaning more towards keeping it closed until the semester is over, so that way I'm not stressing about my shop along with everything else.  I suppose I'll keep everyone posted.... or at least rant about more roommate troubles, and classes....general school-related stuff, basically. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012


So I'm back from my little trip to Atlanta for Passion 2012 this year.  And I'm sick.  So no, I haven't taken any pictures, and I promise I waited to open everything until the proper day.  Although I should have cheated a little on Day 12 from Lori Burek because I forgot to bring a notebook!  The irony....  But I feel terrible right now, so I'm not going to go into any kind of detail about my week in GA until I'm better.  The shop's still on vacation until January 11, after I've had a decent amount of time to go back to Greenville and start classes up again.  Now, I'm going to go hunt down some soup.