Sickies

Ugh, I have been sick to my stomach all day. I’ve been having a lot of stomach problems the last six or seven months or so, but this is different. This was brought on by a pita chip, which was utterly disgusting and now I’m so queasy from a quarter-sized bite that I’ve thrown up twice and I’m sitting here nausiated out of my mind and waiting for more heaving to come. I’m so tired of being sick every second of every day, if it’s not one thing it’s another, but this time I’m kicking myself because I could have avoided it.

That’s Rich.

Let’s pretend, for five seconds, that I ever remember to renew my own domain names. Let’s also pretend that I didn’t let one of them expire by accident and will now never see it again as we zip right to the fact that I, meaning the great anyone ever, and broke as a matchstick and couldn’t afford to renew the domain anyway.

At least I’ll have birthday present money for my mom’s birthday on the 4th, and she’ll look at the gift and sort of tuck it behind the others saying she’ll open it later so I could easily put a cat poo in it and she wouldn’t even notice, lol. Ah, the love in my family is great and strong!

I’m hoping that selling off all of my wordpress themes will make me enough cash to renew Beautiful Sin, because I’m kind of at the end of my rope here with this being broke thing. I’m over it, I want to go back to my previous dream life where I’m dumb and rich and can get liposuction, lol.

Picnic Daydreams

Ahh! AHHH! New favorite website! How did Dean Deluca know I wanted gourmet food for a picnic? Magic, that’s how! Evil mind reading magic! They’ve got teas, oh holy thunder of the Gods, they have teas! And ice cream thingies, I don’t even know what kind most of those are in but it’s absolutely adorable! Of course I want to go picnic with the coffee ice cream in an insulated bento, though I know it’d melt but I suppose I can pretend it was supposed to be ice cream soup, lol. Actually I could likely put it in a thermos with a few ice packs or use a cooler instead? I don’t know how well that would work but I’m definately willing to try it.

And obviously, anyone who knows me can attest to this, I’m a cake fanatic. Me and Natalie share this fixation with eachother that start with frosting and ends with lemon custard, lol. The Seashell Cake is absolutely beautiful! That’s what you call mouth watering right there, and honestly I think I’m going to have to sneak over and steal it because, yes, look at it – theivery is in my future! I can’t let Nat see it, there’ll be a fight over it and I don’t want to die for real over a cake I don’t really have, lol. So there you have it, I’m going to be kind of a pig here and have a pretend ice cream and cake bento picnic with iced tea. And I’ll get pretend sick, but that’s ok, because if I’m pretending anyway I may as well pretend I have health insurance!

Gorgeous Glasses

I’ve talked before about how I need to be able to afford new eyeglasses, and how I’m skint broke and can barely afford to keep my domain name registered to keep my blog online here at Beautiful Sin, so this isn’t news to my regular visitors I’m sure, but I just got through reading up a glowing ZenniOptical.com recommendation from over at The Clark Howard Show and I really think they deserve praise like that from a consumer advocate show.

I mean, where else are you going to find such gorgeous glasses for such a low price? We’re talking an insane amount of stylish frames, you can get single vision lens, tinted sunglasses lense, even sunsensor and bifocals for as low as $8 and YES they are able to fill perscription orders for that price! I just adore their frames, the selection is amazing, plus they manucature their own frames so you get the lowest possible price every time because you’re not paying a middle man or extra for shipping, storage or wholesale prices that other glasses retailers pay, so you don’t get gouged on the price. My abolute favorite pair of glasses are pictured here, tell me those aren’t adorable? They’re so me! :)

Walk for a Cure

I know a lot of people are touched in some way by disease and dementia, and everyone has to go through their own struggles, but one struggle that my sister and I have both had to deal with is taking care of a parent who was plagued with Alzheimer’s in their twilight years.

It’s something that just tears you up and eats you alive, especially for our family because we couldn’t afford treatment like so many other people out there. It’s scary, you’re totally alone in something like this and you can’t see a way out, and we weren’t even the ones afflicted, I can’t imagine how horrible it must be to have the disease.

If you’ve been touched by Alzheimer’s or know someone who has, or just feel strongly about finding a cure then please sign up for the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk as a team captain! Normally these walks are 2-3 miles and occur in the fall on a weekend morning and with the help of the Alzheimer’s Association you can help find a cure for this debilitating disease. Please do what you can, if you can’t walk then please spread the word and donate if possible!

Scantagious!

SO, finally bought that flatbed scanner I’ve been raving and ranting about wanting for two months! It was shipped out from Hollywood, CA. this morning and should be here in only three or four days – whoo hoo! It was cheap so the scans will likely suck balls, but what are you gonna do, eh?

It’s a beauty for such a cheap scanner ( only $37 shipping and all from Amazon.com ), comes with USB cord, instructions and the best part is it comes with it’s software so I can actually use it instead of having to download the software online which is entirely impossible given my USB situation and now they don’t work on the only computer here that’s hooked up to the internet. Plus it’s a lame-ass DSL I can’t figure out so I can’t just move the cable to one of the laptops or I would have by now ( Believe me, I’ve tried! I also tried to find Satsu! Nevermind… ). So yay, software means I can actually use it! YAY ME!

One of the first things that’s going to happen is that Laota is going to start a scan, screencap and promo/still resource gallery over at Laota’s Gallery and make it a gallery again like it used to be. It’ll be one of those sites where you can basically use whatever you want as long as you link back, pretty sweet deal, eh?

Some Reservations?

Rawr. Every time I watch No Reservations ( or anything Anthony Bourdain guest stars on ) I wonder how I’ve managed to not trap him in my man trap yet, lol. He’s some sexy man, that one, even if he is old to the third power and kind of a mean little snot. I’m in love with No Reservations. It’s 100% better than Andrew Zimmerman’s weird food show, partially because Andrew’s such a Jeremy Piven (sp?)-style douche bag that he actually and quite literally makes Ryan Seacrest, who I’ll affectionately refer to as Queer Eye from now on, look like the real Dick Clark by striking comparison, lol..

I’ve become such an advid fan of the Travel Channel, though, I find that I watch it more than History Channel these days only because they’ve started out matching History in the exotic places they go and the fun, weird things they get to do on those shows. Plus Bourdain makes ass fun of the likes of Bobby Flay (dick) and Rachel Ray (psycho), and that sits well with me, lol.

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Van Woes

Well, it’s official. The van is a piece of vintage, 1981 crap lol. Okay, I love that van, and if it ever, you know, went anyplace I’d love it even more. I kind of want an Audi, though, because I know I’ll never be able to afford that Air/Gas hybrid I saw on the History channel, but at least with an Audi I could check out the turbo charger’s over at TurboChargerPros.com, right? Great site, loads kind of slow but it’s worth it for the huge inventory! Technically you don’t need to own an Audi to buy from them, everything from Mitsubishi to BMW are covered, check it out!

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Vacation Memories

One place that I’ve been wanting to go just for a vacation is New York City. I’ve never had the cash to just kick back there, so it’s never been a vacation destination that’s within my reach but maybe if I check out the New York City tours from the Trusted Tours & Attractions online travel guides I could find something more within my price range? They offer pretty great prices on tickets for tours throughout the country in major tourist destinations. Actually, if you’re interested in winning a free $150 gift card from iTunes, just sign up for their eNewsletter by July 31st of this year – easy peasy.

Actually, come to think of it, even when we do have vacation money we never go to the East coast. It’s more like going home for us, if I go on vacation in the U.S. it’s almost always in Southern California. We used to regularly visit my step sister and stay with her — in Oceanside, in L.A., in Burbank and San Diego. I think Oceanside was my favorite but one of the few that I remember clearly was the year we tried in vain to come up withthings to do in San Francisco, lol. San Fran is very much a community type place, and we had the worst time trying to come up with wreckless fun to have in what’s largely suburban territory. Oceanside has been the best so far, come to think of it.

Bourdain Is My God Now

So, I love Anthony Bourdain. I’ve just decided I do. I’m a huge fan of No Reservations ( travel channel ) because of the places they go, the food and the culture, and I’ll never get to go anywhere so it’s nice to have a pretend experience, but even if it was just a stupid cooking show I’d still love Bourdain, that man is so freaking funny, smart and sexy, I don’t know where they found him.

I’m starting to think he’s lobbying for my affection, lol. He’s from New York, he quotes Nietzsche, loves The Ramones, gets inked, drinks, smokes, bitches and makes fun of the likes of Rachel Ray and Bobby Flay ( two hosts I despise ) and it makes me wonder if I made him in the garage with my power tools and just forgot about it? Seriously, it sounds like I programmed him myself, doesn’t it? Lmao. I’m watching his Vietnam ep right now and waiting impatiently for No Reservations China episode that’s this week. And now he’s smoking, because he knows that drives me insane. Okay, so maybe I’m a bit obsessed, lol.