August 31st is the best birthday because right before it everyone is like “Ah yes the end of summer! Last trip to the beach! Air conditioning! Ice cream! Outdoor sports!”

And immediately afterwards its “Pumpkins! Sweaters! Bonfires! Boots! Snuggling up with books! Warm blankies! Crunchy leaves. More pumpkin!”

Had a good birthday celebration with my family. Mom made from-scratch mac n cheese, dad made pulled pork, and we drank a lot and played a lot of Cards Against Humanity.

My brother won the game with this beautiful trio of cards… and then he gave me my present which was X Files action figures from the first movie! AHHHHH.

It’s gonna sound weird, but that was my favorite movie when I was little. I was an avid X Files fan from age 7 onward and when the movie came out I watched that VHS over and over again.

So yeah, we had fun. I almost threw up from laughter multiple times during the night.

I am so ready to eat this cake you guys.

I don’t want to wait until after dinner.

After successfully managing an outbreak of black hair algae with a handful of ghost shrimp and lowered lighting, I decided to finally fill my tank completely! The crypts are getting bigger every day and the hairgrass is starting to branch out!

I know it doesn’t look like much at all right now, but I already love it. And I’m about to order red cherry shrimp, willow moss, pennywort, baby tears, and some marimo so hopefully those will all be here soon.

I plan on starting my DIY co2 generators very soon, since the lack of co2 was causing the black hair algae. I just have to finish drinking the soda that’s in the bottles I need to use! hahaha.

I’m still on the lookout for two perfect pieces of driftwood for my miniature trees though. Hm. I also still don’t know what kind of fish I want. I really miss having puffers, but they’re brackish and would eat the shrimp anyway…

Cake!! 

Gonna decorate tomorrow.

Cake!!

Gonna decorate tomorrow.

I do not like the “i ate too much” feeling. Like wow my tummy is so full of stuff it’s uncomfortable.

I wish there was a quicker way to make it go away other than just letting my insides do the digest-y thing.

… and besides exercising.

LIKE, ISN’T THERE A FOOD I COULD EAT THAT MAKES THIS FEELING GO AWAY?!?!

Bakin’ mah birthday cake.

I replaced the oil in the recipe with “lychee sauce”, which is just pureed lychees mixed with the syrup they were canned in and reduced to an applesauce consistency.

It doesn’t taste very lychee-y as batter, which was kinda expected since lychee are kind of subtle to begin with… but I’m sure it will still be a yummy cake!

No one will ever make me feel bad for dying my hair and not having my “natural color” because hot damn I feel like a fucking goddess after I dye it.

Trying a different purple (I know it looks very red… ). Actually it’s the same purple from the first time (Vidal Sassoon London lilac) but it’s going on top of a medium auburn so we’ll see what happens. 

That cheap burgundy from last time turned my hair black and it’s taken a lot of shampooing to get it back to a respectable auburn. But now my roots are super obvious so I decided to try purple once more. If this doesn’t turn out then I’ll just stick to reds until I have a job where I can have crazy colored hair.

Trying a different purple (I know it looks very red… ). Actually it’s the same purple from the first time (Vidal Sassoon London lilac) but it’s going on top of a medium auburn so we’ll see what happens.

That cheap burgundy from last time turned my hair black and it’s taken a lot of shampooing to get it back to a respectable auburn. But now my roots are super obvious so I decided to try purple once more. If this doesn’t turn out then I’ll just stick to reds until I have a job where I can have crazy colored hair.

Woo back to purple! So glad it didn’t turn out jet black like last time. Gonna stick with Vidal Sassoon for my purple dye…

Woo back to purple! So glad it didn’t turn out jet black like last time. Gonna stick with Vidal Sassoon for my purple dye…

Couldn’t say no to this sweater.  I wanted it to be baggier so I should have gotten it a few sizes bigger…  Buuuut I already took the tags off and it’s still cute anyway. 

I have to wear a sports bra with it tho because my big boobs make it look funny.

Couldn’t say no to this sweater. I wanted it to be baggier so I should have gotten it a few sizes bigger… Buuuut I already took the tags off and it’s still cute anyway.

I have to wear a sports bra with it tho because my big boobs make it look funny.

I’ve almost done it.

I’ve almost completed my seven days in a row of work… without crying. I came REALLY close last night because of my migraine… but I still didn’t!

ONE MORE DAY. ONE MORE DAY.

AND THEN THREE DAYS OFF FOR MY BIRTHDAAAAAY.

daydreamersjournal replied to your photoset “After work today I went to go get some crackers to go with dinner and…”

would you consider picking up any to sell 0: ? I’ve always wanted some for conventions but they’re way too expensive here in Canada

I totally would if there were any more baggies!

I’ll keep a lookout though because they’ve still got a lot of jewelry to sell that’s still on displays! <3

Do I want to pay $16 in shipping to get my marimo and lucky bamboo here by Friday? I AM SO IMPATIENT.

Dang it I wish the “marimo” available around here were actually marimo and not just balls of java moss.

I spent over an hour in Goodwill and didn’t find much. I hate shopping there after they changed from color-coded to size-coded… Especially because I can literally fit into small through extra large depending on the brand. Fucking women’s clothes anyway…

I did find a couple cute pieces for mori kei though. I tried on like five very adorable mori dresses but only one fit nicely. Boo.

I’ll take pictures when I get home tonight. I’ve got a migraine coming on and I still have 7+ hours of work ahead. No one in the bakery looks happy today so I assume that means I’m going to be here late.