Tuesday, March 24, 2009

bowling and midterms.

89 isn't bad. Considering I didn't study and I didn't attend the class for most of the semester. I have a nasty habit of not waking up for my 9:55 class, but it's been easier since I decided I need to stop being lazy.

Last night was a good time. We were supposed to have gone bowling, but I guess plans fell through with the people that invited us/orchestrated the night, oh well poor planning I guess.

Instead Danny, Dane, Nicole, Regan and I ended up hanging out at Friday's which was cool. Geen Bean fries were good, but that dressing or whatever that they come with is soooooo not. It's wasabi/cucumber/ginger something, and it's kind of a flavor clash with the greenbeans. Oh well, Dan didn't seem to mind them too much so I let him and everyone else pick on them since I had already eaten dinner before.

This morning there was a huge accident on my way to class, and I was stuck in traffic with a friend that I hadn't talked to in a while. We met up about five minutes ago and talked for a while, which was good. I'm happy to hear that she's doing well. I miss her. We had a lot of fun together in certain classes our freshman year, when things were simpler and we didn't realize that when we get out we won't have jobs. YAY economic failure!

In other news, I have a To Do List that needs to be taken care of this week...

1.)do the laundry
2.)clean the bathroom, even though there isn't any running water in it right now
3.)drop that art class you've been meaning to drop for the passed week and a half.
4.)start writing the pattern for the cable wrap. Additionally, get some yarn for the prototype.
5.)Establish some kind of gym regimen.
6.)Possibly plan for Newport on Friday.
7.)Catch up with paper writing. Make appointment for the writing center for next paper.

Woo. I think I covered just about everything. I really have my work cut out for me this week.

Monday, March 23, 2009


I'm exceptionally horrible at coming up with titles. Yay brain farts!Though, however exceptionally horrible I am with coming up with titles, today was an exceptionally wonderful day. I spent the majority of it with my boyfriend, and the rest of it in class<3.>
I also decided that I like Michelle Branch. I like how her music corresponds to her look and how she repeatedly seems to play with Carlos Santana, which if fabulous because he is fabulous, and an amazing guitar player to boot. In any case I have a total girl-crush on her; I think she's gorgeous.

I love this picture of her where she's wearing that purple shirt/dress thingie. She's like southern rockish and tomboyish at the same time and it's kind of a really appealing look to me. I don't know, maybe I just want to steal her life.

In other news, I finished my first actual scarf in a long time. It was the black, cream and green one that I was making for a long time. I gave it to Dan and he loves it, I just need to put the rest of the fringe on. I decided that when I open up the etsy shop (finally) that those scarfs will be dubbed "Shinobi Scarves" because you can wrap them around your face/head a million times like a ninja and because Dan said I looked like a ninja when I showed up at his house wearing it. Addtionally, marvel at how gramatically sound this post is!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I feel like gardening

This post is a little pointless, but I wish that the "spring" weather up here was a little more garden-friendly. I want to take care of the mess that is my mom's garden in the front yard and get some azalea's or butterfly bushes and fill up some space in there...

She has like a hodgepodge of random flowers in the front, lilies, roses, black-eyed susans, tulips...She needs a little more uniformity and...

I don't know...


I want to garden NOW.

Friday, March 20, 2009

It's been a while

It's been a while since I felt anything blog-worthy has come up. I'm knitting up a storm because of the whole "house arrest" situation, but I'm not going to disclose any details of that here, I feel enough like a child for even having been put in this situation, I'm not going to make this like my livejournal in highschool where I complain that my parents are oppressive and they don't get me, even though I might feel like that's the case, it really isn't and I need to get over this, just like they will...

In other news, I'm in the market for a new computer, a Sony Vaio CS in Pink if you must know. It's very pretty, and I've heard amazing reviews, I decided I must have one.
My old laptop is getting, well, old and is at the point of no return. It runs very slowly, even though I just replaced the hard drive, and sometimes I get this little (I use the term loosely) bar of grey/smooshed together colors on the bottom of the monitor, and it only goes away when I push on the screen. It's a pain in the butt, and I'm really, really over it, it's time for a replacement.
Also, last saturday I got my hair cut, I cut off probably four inches, which is drastic. Dan's wasn't a fan initially, but almost all of my girlfriends are. He got over it really fast though, which is good, I have a funny feeling I'm never going to have longer hair again, short hair suits me so much better.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bargain Shopping is Immensely Satisfying...

So I've been having this dilemma lately...

Due to the economy being in the fricken toilet, I have no money, and due to the fact that I live mainly in jeans, t-shirts and chuck taylors, I have worn my jeans out, and haven't got the money to replace them. They were rather expensive jeans from American Eagle Outfitters (where I prefer to get my jeans) but I can't afford to drop another 70.00 on two pairs of jeans, my paycheck won't allow it at this point...

Enter Walmart.

Glorious, glorious Walmart...how I love thee.

Hitting up the sale rack/clearance rack at Walmart has re-affirmed my love of bargain shopping. Lately I've been enjoying shopping at Marshalls, the Goodwill store and Burlington Coat Factory to get discounted designer items, and even though Walmart doesn't have Sinful, or Juicy Coture it DOES have three dollar pairs of jeans...

and seven dollar sweaters...

and five dollar t-shirts.

In all actuality I used to hate Walmart, because the quality of the clothing sold there was well...not quality at all. But as of late it's been coming around, and the stuff they carry there (mostly the stuff endorsed by Taylor Swift, damn her) is really really really cute. They also have nice bags and a they ARE my go-to underwear people.

Be proud of me. I'm saving money. I'm not living beyond my means!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Post of Explinations

I like to think that I'm a rational human being, that the path I've carved out for myself is the right one. I promise the posts of this blog won't be heavy, but they won't all be light-hearted either. I'm working on using this blog as a way to help interested people get to know more about me, and eventually as a way for my family and friends to keep in touch with me as I move on through life, because let's face it...there are very few of us who want to remain in the same town they group up in for the rest of their life, and there are very few of us who do, but I digress.

Since this is obviously the first post, this is probably where I shall be posting the things that make me tick, and explination of sorts as to who I am and what I do with my life.

I'm Jackie, I'm a 20 (almost 21, still counting the days) year old College student who is attempting to become a teacher, before I turn 24 would be ideal. I'm dating a fabulous boy who I love to death, and we compliment each other perfectly. He does some crazy stuff, but I love him nevertheless. We have a "child" together, a California Kingsnake named Poe, who is adorable as much as he is bad ass.
I live at home, in CT with my parents at the time this blog was started, and hopefully I won't be living here for very much longer, in fact I'm banking on a few more years only. To pass the time, I swim, knit, and listen to heavy music. I also dabble a little bit in cooking and World of Warcraft on occasion. I love comic books, video games, animals, celtic mythology, and of course I love love LOVE knitting. I also study nature-based religions and read tarot cards.

I work at Michael's (the craft store, not the jewelers) where the employee discount helps my yarn stash grow hand over fist. I'm a custom framing specialist, and got certified as a professional framer last spring.

That's about everything. I'm fairly certain I have no friends that'll read this yet, but I'm hoping eventually that friends AND family will read it to keep in contact with me.