Yesterday I went on a mini adventure with my dad, brother, and sister!

We got lost for a little bit, but then we found a “pick your own sweetcorn” patch and we got 5 dozen ears for $10! Way better than the 1 dozen for $3 at the grocery store (and that’s on sale!).

Then we went to the dam and had strawberry cream pie at the “famous” Dam Cafe. Though to be completely honest I don’t see how it’s any sort of tourist attraction because it’s weird and messy and literally just the front porch area of a house with a counter and two booths. The pie was good though!

We watch some people fishing at the base of the dam for a while and I was getting really pissed that I wasn’t fishing too. I LOVE fishing. But we didn’t bring any fishing stuff and I don’t think any of us even got our licenses this year. We live in the land of 10,000 lakes but the city we live in now is literally the first city we’ve EVER lived in that does NOT have a lake! It has two rivers… neither of which I would ever eat fish from because they’re super polluted. It’s mostly just catch and release kind of fishing around here.

Anyway. We had a fun random adventure on a very beautiful day. Now that all of us siblings are older, we get along much better. The littlest one still has some mental catching up to do (no physical catching up, as she’s already taller than me!) but we’ll get there in time!

My little sister just informed keep she follows me here.

Wat.

Where are you, loser. WHERE ARE YOU.

AHHH I’M SO FRUSTRATED.

I can’t find the not-broken charging cord to my Nook, and I REALLY WANT TO FINISH ALLEGIANT .

I gave up looking for it because instead of unpacking and putting things where they belong while looking, I end up tearing open boxes, dumping the contents, digging through, and then shoving it haphazardly back into a box. It’s just making a huge mess.

So I was like “Okay, I’ll just go draw instead.”

Wrong-o!

I found my tablet pen while digging… BUT NOW I CAN’T FIND MY TABLET. What the hell!?! How often do entire tablets go missing!?! It’s usually the pen that ends up in fucking Narnia.

Anyone play Bakery Story?  I stopped playing back in March and now I got back into it.  Unfortunately all of my neighbors from before stopped playing too! 

So now I need new neighbors!  Add me: melonberrymint. I tip almost every day and always gift something back.

Anyone play Bakery Story? I stopped playing back in March and now I got back into it. Unfortunately all of my neighbors from before stopped playing too!

So now I need new neighbors! Add me: melonberrymint. I tip almost every day and always gift something back.

I’ve been wanting to make one of these for a while. What these are even called, I have no idea. Brooch, ribbon pin, badge, ribbon medal… I don’t know! I just know I like the way they look.
There’s a pin on the back to attach to tops/hats/whatever.
Also I can’t get over how nice photos on my desk come out with this LED lighting! No need for a light box!

I’ve been wanting to make one of these for a while. What these are even called, I have no idea. Brooch, ribbon pin, badge, ribbon medal… I don’t know! I just know I like the way they look.

There’s a pin on the back to attach to tops/hats/whatever.

Also I can’t get over how nice photos on my desk come out with this LED lighting! No need for a light box!

I sat this mirror on my desk because I had nowhere else to put it. But I’m sitting here, watching a movie on my laptop, and out of the corner of my eye I can see all my stupid expressions when things happen.
So I was like “I bet people will get a kick out of my seduced-by-Dragon!Cumberbatch-voice face. I’ll take a picture because it made me laugh.”
BUT THEN AS I’M TAKING THE PICTURE A SURPRISE SNEEZE ATTACK HAPPENS.
IT IS SO HORRIBLE AND I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING AT IT. WHEN I SNEEZE I TURN INTO A SONTARAN.

I sat this mirror on my desk because I had nowhere else to put it. But I’m sitting here, watching a movie on my laptop, and out of the corner of my eye I can see all my stupid expressions when things happen.

So I was like “I bet people will get a kick out of my seduced-by-Dragon!Cumberbatch-voice face. I’ll take a picture because it made me laugh.”

BUT THEN AS I’M TAKING THE PICTURE A SURPRISE SNEEZE ATTACK HAPPENS.

IT IS SO HORRIBLE AND I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING AT IT. WHEN I SNEEZE I TURN INTO A SONTARAN.

Tried to make tiny donuts. Kinda failed, kinda succeeded.

Pretty decent for a first try though I think. I wish I could find my felting needles so I could blend that icing into the donut a little more.

Finally found some stickers I deemed cute enough to put on my phone case. 

I didn’t want to do any intense decoden on this case because it’s the only case I have right now and any decoden case I take to work with me ends up looking naaaaasty.

Finally found some stickers I deemed cute enough to put on my phone case.

I didn’t want to do any intense decoden on this case because it’s the only case I have right now and any decoden case I take to work with me ends up looking naaaaasty.

melonberryfit:

Hot damned I’m feeling pretty cute today. 

Went to the doctor about my hand.  They still don’t really know what’s wrong.  She said something about built up scar tissue and fluids in my wrists and then she gave me a weird hand massage kinda thing and there was SO MUCH CRACKLING.  It was kinda gross! 

All she could do was tell me to take Aleve twice a day for a couple weeks to see if it helps with inflammation. I still have to keep wearing these cumbersome and ugly wrist braces though. Grrrrr.

Accidentally posted this to the wrong blog… but hey, it kinda goes there, too!

melonberryfit:

Hot damned I’m feeling pretty cute today.

Went to the doctor about my hand. They still don’t really know what’s wrong. She said something about built up scar tissue and fluids in my wrists and then she gave me a weird hand massage kinda thing and there was SO MUCH CRACKLING. It was kinda gross!

All she could do was tell me to take Aleve twice a day for a couple weeks to see if it helps with inflammation. I still have to keep wearing these cumbersome and ugly wrist braces though. Grrrrr.

Accidentally posted this to the wrong blog… but hey, it kinda goes there, too!

I was in such intense pain over the weekend I could hardly wait for my Monday doctor’s appt to come around… AND NOW THAT MY APPOINTMENT IS IN TWO HOURS MY HANDS SUDDENLY DON’T HURT.

WHAT?

I mean, I’m going to go in anyway, because this has been happening frequently (a lot of pain that randomly goes away) but UGH WHY.

I AM TRYING SO HARD TO LEARN HOW TO WEAR MAKEUP.

Sometimes I’d like to look my age. Without makeup… and ignoring my rather nice boobs, I look freaking 12. I AM VERY NEARLY TWICE THAT.

I almost never wear makeup because my job is messy and I end up smearing shit everywhere… and I can’t afford to go out so there’s not much reason to wear anything. And honestly, I don’t mind how I look “naked”.

As long as I have my glasses on I don’t feel ugly.

When did my forehead get so big?

huffingtonpost:

WALMART’S ICE CREAM SANDWICHES DON’T MELT IN THE SUN
But Walmart’s store-brand ice cream sandwiches don’t even melt in the sun, according to a report from WCPO Cincinnati.
The discovery was made by a local mom, Christie Watson, who noticed that a Great Value ice cream sandwich her son left out on their patio table hadn’t fully melted — even though it had been sitting out for 12 hours on an 80-degree day.
Watch the full report here. 

Not something I’d typically post, but I was reading this on my phone the other day and couldn’t comment with the app I was using (Pulse News).
I’m pretty sure the reason they don’t really “melt” is because it’s made with cheap ice cream. It’s not the “chemicals” in the ice cream, per say, but the amount of air that is added to cheap ice cream to take up space and make it, well… cheap.
Chris actually got some WalMart-brand ice cream the other night and it was super warm out so when it finally got home it was half melted. I was craving ice cream, so he scooped me some. It wasn’t melty and creamy like good ice cream is when it’s melty. It was foamy. Foamy to the point where I couldn’t eat it at all because I have a texture issue with foam (like cappuccino foam.). It’s foamy because of the air content. The ice cream is whipped up to take up more space (to make you think you’re buying/eating more than you actually are), and all those little bubbles are so itty bitty that they are still pretty stable once the liquid/cream around them melts, just like tiny soap bubbles. It’s not much different than say, Cool Whip in a tub, which you purchase frozen, but when you thaw it, it holds it’s shape because of the air whipped into it.
I know most brands (Edy’s/Dryers, B&J, even Haagen Dazs.) adds at least SOME air to their ice creams. It’s called “overrun" If they didn’t it wouldn’t be easy to scoop and would be super hard. SOME air adds to a good mouthfeel. Too much air, like in cheap ice cream, is just yuck.
Of course, I do know that there are probably some stuff in that Walmart ice cream you really don’t need… but they are most likely not the reason for the magical un-melty-ness. The guar and cellulose gums probably help those air bubbles stay strong in the heat!

huffingtonpost:

WALMART’S ICE CREAM SANDWICHES DON’T MELT IN THE SUN

But Walmart’s store-brand ice cream sandwiches don’t even melt in the sun, according to a report from WCPO Cincinnati.

The discovery was made by a local mom, Christie Watson, who noticed that a Great Value ice cream sandwich her son left out on their patio table hadn’t fully melted — even though it had been sitting out for 12 hours on an 80-degree day.

Watch the full report here. 

Not something I’d typically post, but I was reading this on my phone the other day and couldn’t comment with the app I was using (Pulse News).

I’m pretty sure the reason they don’t really “melt” is because it’s made with cheap ice cream. It’s not the “chemicals” in the ice cream, per say, but the amount of air that is added to cheap ice cream to take up space and make it, well… cheap.

Chris actually got some WalMart-brand ice cream the other night and it was super warm out so when it finally got home it was half melted. I was craving ice cream, so he scooped me some. It wasn’t melty and creamy like good ice cream is when it’s melty. It was foamy. Foamy to the point where I couldn’t eat it at all because I have a texture issue with foam (like cappuccino foam.). It’s foamy because of the air content. The ice cream is whipped up to take up more space (to make you think you’re buying/eating more than you actually are), and all those little bubbles are so itty bitty that they are still pretty stable once the liquid/cream around them melts, just like tiny soap bubbles. It’s not much different than say, Cool Whip in a tub, which you purchase frozen, but when you thaw it, it holds it’s shape because of the air whipped into it.

I know most brands (Edy’s/Dryers, B&J, even Haagen Dazs.) adds at least SOME air to their ice creams. It’s called “overrun" If they didn’t it wouldn’t be easy to scoop and would be super hard. SOME air adds to a good mouthfeel. Too much air, like in cheap ice cream, is just yuck.

Of course, I do know that there are probably some stuff in that Walmart ice cream you really don’t need… but they are most likely not the reason for the magical un-melty-ness. The guar and cellulose gums probably help those air bubbles stay strong in the heat!

As much as I absolutely hate doing donuts at work (mostly because I don’t get to make them look cute. I just have to pull them onto trays.) I REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVE making little polymer clay donuts.

I don’t think I’ve ever even showed you guys my donuts. I guess I figured “Well, everyone that makes polymer clay charms makes donuts. Mine aren’t that special.”

But… maybe I’ll dig some out of boxes tonight or just make new ones and post them anyway.

I’m so tired this morning I poured an entire mug of coffee creamer and put a splash of coffee in it.

I didn’t realized what I had done until I took a sip and nearly threw up. Oh god the taste…

I just need to go to sleep so time can go faster and I can hurry up and get tomorrow done with.

I am not in the mood to go to work and tomorrow is my Friday.