Monthly Archives: July 2010

I’m out in the woods!

Talk about urban camping! I can actually get a signal and log onto the web at the Albee Creek campground in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park! Not only that, they have power outlets in their wooded seating area at the arena. Wow-y wow-y. That makes it easier for a high maintenance girl like me. We’re supposedly in ‘bear and cougar country’ but I haven’t seen any.
But what I *did* see….
*water snakes (TWO of them!!)
* lots of spiders
* an owl
* blue jaybirds (is that what you call them?)
* a caterpillar that tried to get into my beer. Yikes!
* biting flies and mosquitoes
* a dog (yay!)
The Redwoods are pretty, but I feel like it’s an extended Hendricks Park! But sure, I know how to appreciate old growth forests.
Still – I am VERY excited to be on the way to San Francisco today!


This could easily be one of my more selfish posts, but I just need to share my latest purchased items.

Check out these boots from Chinese Laundry: Can you say GORGE?! These bandage boots hybrids go with anything! Especially vintage dresses if you want to add a little punk to the pretty. They’re pricey, but I scored them at Ross for $20!!!
And then I went into Sephora (cue heavenly music). Awww… I just can’t get enough of Too Faced! I thought I was hooked on the new kitchy Asian phenomenon Tokidoki, but when I saw the summer collection from TF, I converted back. I bought the so-called “Natural” eye shadow palette, but I’d rather call them supernatural. It’s this season’s hottest shimmery bronze and gold shadows, perfect for a pale beach-babe-wannabe like me. If you’re fair, they’re your best bet to play up what God gave you. For those blessed with darker hues, I’d use them as shimmer effects. You can’t go wrong with these.

Why I love my coworkers!

Quick update!

OK, folks. I’ve been a bad blogger lately, but I have a good reason! Jamie and I are getting ready to head out on our adventure!! To make a looooong story short, this is what I’ve been doing the last days.

1) Quit my job. Very bittersweet. Sad to leave my co-workers and a great place behind. Excited for new opportunities (and bigger paychecks!).

2) Shipped my belongings. What do you do when you need to stuff 5 years in boxes? You write a big check, that’s what you do! I’m a compulsive collector, and I always have a hard time tossing things away. Even after weeks of sifting through my shit, I still had way more than I thought I’d ever own in my life.

3) Packing!

4) Cleaning!

5) Watching “Dexter”! OMG, I so hooked on this show. Season 1 was OK, but season 2 blew my mind. Jamie and I are now trying to speed through season 3 to get as much gore as we can before we go.

6) Saying good-byes. 😦

7) Looking for new jobs….

8) Cooking! Now that my evenings are free, I get to eat dinner with my hubby again. Yay!

9) Mapping out our trip. No, we don’t agree on everything, but at least I get to decide every little detail about California and Louisiana.

10) Trying not to think too far ahead. We’ll deal with things as they come, one day at a time.