Monday, September 20, 2010

Reaching Into the Past

Sorry I haven't posted in like two weeks guys. I'm having trouble with college applications and school and getting my license and all sorts of crap. Right now I'm supposed to be reading Heart of Darkness but i can't help but fall asleep when I do, I'll try again, but at the moment i feel this is more important.
Have you guys ever overheard someone talking about something they wanted to buy and once you heard that you wanted one too? I heard this girl in my AP Literature class talking about getting a Navajo Print Cloak from Forever21. When she said that it made me want one too, bundling up in something colorful like that during the cold months would be the best. I went to Forever21's website, but didn't see anything about a Navajo Cloak, so i googled it. I found a few on websites like Etsy, but i wasn't willing to pay $150+ for one and I found a website that sells colorful Navajo print fabric, so now I want to make one. I think it will be a good, simple project to work on on weekends and keep me sane during my senior year, which seems to be full of work and tests and no fun hanging out with friends.
I feel like I've been avoiding the Native American print items when it comes to fashion, because in Georgia people talk about how every black person says they have Cherokee ancestors. I know i have Native American ancestors ( my friends tell me i have Asian eyes, but I have no Asian ancestors, unless you count Native Americans who crossed the bearing strait), but I hate falling under stereotypes or people thinking I'm saying it just to fit in. Now i'm more comfortable with not caring what other people think, which is good. I'm planning on doing a mitochondrial DNA mapping in my AP Biology class, so when i get the results I'll tell you guys if I have any asain ancestors, I'm kind of excited, but college apps and homework has me bummed, oh well, all part of school and such...

Below is the $160 cloak i was talking about. It's a simple design, the link is here. If if were $50 or less i would get it, but I think i can make one for less and I think i'd want a more colorful print.

I'll try to post more regularly, but I can't promise it. i'm trying to get all my college applications in before the end of October so i can have it done with and spend the rest of my senior year worrying about grades, graduating, hanging out with friends, and what dress I'll wear to prom. Shallow, i know, but all this work's making my edgy and kinda mean to people, and i hate being mean topeople who don't deserve it.
I hope to c u guys soon!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Dragon*Con 2010!!!!!!!!!!

Just wanted to say this early, sorry for not taking a ton of pictures, the first day I had to stand in line for 4hrs to get my badge and didn't feel like taking pictures, it was way to hot outside to be doing that. I didn't go the second day because i got sick, or Monday because I ran out for cash. All these photos are from when I went Sunday. A lot of the rooms i went into did not allow photography, and I spent most of Sunday avoiding this guy that wanted to know if I wanted to "hang out later", he was really creepy.Anyway, I guess I start with the few photos I took at Dragon*Con, once again I'm sorry, and also I'm mad at myself, because I knew i should have taken more photos.

I feel like I took more photos than this because I saw so much, but I guess I didn't If i go again next year I'll be sure to take more photos, but I'm not sure if i'll go next year, mostly because I don't know where I'll be next year, college wise.

I spent over $60 at Dragon*Con which isn't unbelievable, the two shirts I bought were $22 each, so that's the bulk of the money I spent, but I love the original Star Trek so I had to get some shirts. I'd have gotten a a Firefly or Serenity t-shirt, but I didn't see one i liked and I didn't have enough money. I also wanted a shirt from the show The Big Bang Theory, but i didn't really look at the shirts, because by the time I noticed them I only had $10, not enough for a t-shirt.
Yay! Star Trek! I love the original Star Trek! Yeah, I know, I such a dweeb, but I'm happy, so ha!
I love Spock! In my celebrity/character dream family (I'll create a family tree for you guys one day) He's one of my 27 grandfathers (I don't i have that many yet, but there are a lot)
I found a couple of pairs of studs I love! There pair on the left are ankhs, the Egyptian symbol for eternal life (if I'm remembering correctly) and the pair on the right are ying and yang signs in the shape of hearts.I also found these feather earrings with ankhs on them , I'm addicted to ankhs and aren't the stripes on the feathers cool.This part of my new obsession. I found this women that sold ear cuffs and all I could afford was one, so i go this beauty. i love how it looks on me! I's also inspired me to make wire ear cuffs to wear on the ears, they're pretty cool and I'm wondering if I could sell some wire ear cuffs to make some money, but we'll see.

All in all, Dragon*Con was pretty fun, but if i go again I know i want to go to the stuff early in the morning and late at night, because that's when they have all the cool dance parties and movie gatherings. I didn't go to any of that stuff this year because my parents worry to much, they didn't even know i was going alone until the day before and that made them worry even more. If i go next year i'll be 18, and if i have a way to get money i may just get a hotel room and say in a hotel near the convention all four days, which would makes things a lot easier and allow me to do more.

Recent Purchases and Song Addiction

There a few things that I've bought recently that i haven't shown you guys. I bought a bunch of stuff from Dragon*con, which was the last four days (so much fun!), but that'll be a different post.
A couple of weeks ago i found a leather jacket for $15 dollars at a thrift store near my school. I love it, I thinks it's 80s, but it could be 90s, I'm not sure.

What do you guys think? I think it was a great find!

I'm just now realizing this is the only thing I've bought recently, that's not from Dragon*Con. Hm.. I thought there was more.

Anyway, like a lot of other people I'm addict to "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry, what a great song. I'm not in love the music video and the 'sex' scene, but it's a great song and I'd love to have a beach party with all my friends and the guy i like, minus the stripping off our clothes part.