Saturday, December 17, 2011

New Piercing & Tattoo Shop in Calgary (Review)

A few months ago Kensington - Calgary, AB - got a new tattoo & piercing shop called "Get Pierced". It's located in the trendy Kensington area which is near downtown Calgary. I always walked by it and told myself that I will go in there one day. Well, that day was two days ago. My friend M and her friend Stacy wanted to get their belly button's done. Stacie found out there was a new place in Kensington which had a special on; Any piercing (Above the waist) including jewellery, $50.00! We were shocked and quickly made our way down there. I personally was nervous about how low the price was. Who charges only $50 dollars for any piercing, everything included? Turns out it's just a special deal they have on now because it's a new store and they want more people to come in. I've been getting piercing's and tattoo's for quite a few years now and I've been going to the same place the whole time. I don't trust a lot of people to put needles to my skin, so I'm not really willing to go to new shops without finding out the facts. I want to know if the place is clean, if everything is new and sanitized, and how long the piercer or tattoo artist have been doing it for. I would also like to see some work that they've done so I know what I'm getting into and I have something to go off of. Plus a bunch of other things that I find important and make me want to go there. 

So as we get to this tattoo & piercing shop, I was iffy about it. I didn't know what to expect. But once we got in there I was pleasantly surprised. It was a very open room, it looked clean and professional. They had lots of merchandise on display and a few rooms to do piercings and tattoos. So far so good. We walked around for a little bit and glanced at some of the stuff they were selling. They have everything from belts, t-shirts, hats, toques, bags, to ALL kind of piercing jewellery. And it was all reasonably priced. I was excited about this because normally when you go into a tattoo & piercing shop you pay out of the butt for anything they sell there. Well all of their merchandise was good quality and not expensive. After looking around for a bit we stood their for a couple minutes…the receptionist just stared at us funny. We told her they wanted their belly buttons done and she just smiled and nodded. After a little bit the piercer came out, and took them into the room. He used clean/packaged needles, jewellery and clamps. He put gloves on and cleaned the chair after each use. Stacie ended up going first. So the piercer let them pick out their jewellery, he marked/measured for her piercing…then got her ready and pierced her. After she was done they had a light bulb go off. She then realized she hasn't signed a waver yet to get her belly pierced in the first place. The piercer was shocked and pulled them out of the room and brought them to the "receptionist" and told her to get them forms to sign. (He didn't look to pleased). After settling that, my friend M was next. He did the same routine. Marked, measured and pierced. After he then explained that how to take care of them, how long it normally takes to heal, not to swim, play with it etc. and what to use to clean it. He directed them back to the receptionist where they paid. 

So far so good right? Well a couple things that bothered me about the service was:
-Not signing a waver right away.
-Not changing gloves in between people.
-Not cleaning the piercing after he pierced it.
-Not selling any cleaning products for tattoo's or piercings.
-No work displayed. i.e. pictures of tattoos and piercings they've done. 

I am not trying to talk down about this particular shop, but I think there could have been some changes/improvements with everything. I would recommend this place to someone looking in buy some cool merchandise or piercing jewellery because it is the best I have seen from any place I've been to. I wouldn't go back and get something done from them just because of my experience…unless I saw a change with their service and being sanitized. 

But please check it out!! Doesn't hurt to research it yourself and if you find it to your liking, don't be afraid to go. 
Here's their Website ----> www.getpierced.ca 

You'll be able to see their merchandise, location business hours, and much more. 

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I recommend for anyone going to a new place to get any work done on your body; please be careful and do your research. Not knowing anything about where you're going has consequences like; getting infections, diseases, unprofessional piercing's and tattoo's and permanent scars on your body.  

Friday, November 18, 2011

Piercing Advice

--I get asked a lot of things by a lot of people about my piercings, like; where I got them, did they hurt, how much was it, why'd you get it...etc. I'm hoping that this entry helps a little for anyone out there interested in knowing anything about piercings.--

Cleaning products & Techniques:

A lot of people who don't know a lot about piercings don't really know how to take care of them good enough, if at all. So here are some products and do's/don'ts of cleaning piercings.

H2Ocean: Skin care products that are for piercings, tattoos and every day use. H2Ocean has multiple products to help take care of your body the way it should be. You can find them in the majority of tattoo/piercing shops you visit.
Mouthwash: For oral piercings and day to day use. 
H2Ocean Salt Spray: For oral and every other piercing.
All these products are natural and used with salt. For more information and a list of other products here's a link to there site -----> www.h2ocean.com

Other Cleaning Products: sea salt water, tea tree oil(for healing, not cleaning), saline solution. You can get them at most grocery stores.

Do Not Use: Hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, glyoxide, ear care solutions, and ointments. **They are not meant to heal open wounds. There for they normally make it harder for your piercing to heal and dry them out, which irritates it.

When you get a piercings try not to touch it for the first few weeks. You carry all kinds of germs and bacteria on your hands, which then carries to your piercings. When cleaning it's better to use a Q-tip or cotton swab that way you can fully clean your piercing without missing anything.
If your piercing gets infected, don't make taking it out right away the first thing you do. There are products and solutions to help heal it. (You can spread the infection if you take it out). I'd Suggest calling the piercer who pierced it for you for any advice on what you should do.



My Recommended Piercing Shops in Calgary:

#1 The Arthouse Inc.
This is my number one choice because I have been going here for quite a few years. There are two different piercers name Laura and Sondra. They are the best of the best if you ask me and they know what they are doing. If you have ever gone to a tattoo festival here in Calgary, AB you would have seen them there. They have won awards for there business which includes; tattooing, piercings, laser tattoo removal and  selling jewelry&merchandise.
Link ----> www.thearthouseinc.ca

#2 Strange World Tattoo
This is my number two choice because I have gone here with a bunch of my friends who have nothing but good things to say about this place. They have gotten numerous amount of piercings and three of them have gotten numerous amounts of tattoos. They only have one person who does piercings and her name is George. She is full of information so if you have any questions she's the best person to ask. She also helps run the shop keeping the business going. Strangeworld has also been apart of tattoo conventions and has won awards for there business.
Link----> www.strangeworldtattoo.com

**All the places I have mentioned above are clean, sterile places.**



Word of Advice:

I believe getting a piercing is something that should take a lot of thought. It should be a decision you are willing to make, not forced by friends or family. I also believe that if it is something you want, you shouldn't let what others say keep you from.
On that note I also believe that you should wait until you're older (old enough to sign the consent sheet without a parent), all because it's not "permanent", it does leave scars. It shouldn't be something you get because a friend told you to get, or because someone thinks it would look "cool" on you. Your body=your decision.
**I highly recommend that you do your research before you sit down on that chair, and get a needle jabbed through your skin. What you do, and where you choose has consequences. Different diseases, bad piercings, un-sanitized jewelry/needles/piercing equipment and unprofessional piercers. Make sure you know what you're getting yourself into before you do it to your body.
***I highly recommend not getting piercings done by friends with things like; safety pins, sewing needles, and earring's. Even if they say they know what they're doing, don't always trust them.

Start Fresh

It has been quite some time since I've been on here...not that there were really many people reading this to begin with, but I thought I would start out all over again-again. I remember posting something quite a while ago saying that I was going to make this a piercing/tattoo, other body modification blog...never really did that. So here we go. Starting in about 20 minutes from now this will officially be a body modification blog, plus my day to day blog.

For those who do happen to read this blog, enjoy! =]

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

road trips

Yet again it has been quite some time since I last wrote. Lets give you an update about what's going on in the life of me. If you don't already know...since I can't seem to remember what I've written on here nor do I feel the need to go back and check..but I'm a big fan of UFC. Well, I've always admired it, but ever since I've started dating Daniel it seems my dad likes to order it a lot more. I guess more people to watch with him? Anyways. I'm a big fan, so is my dad and boyfriend. A couple months ago we found out that UFC was holding an event in Toronto. Being from Toronto, my father and I were hoping to fly down there and see it this past April. Well....that didn't happen. So we looked into it a bit more and found out that UFC was also coming to Vancouver...we waited for them to release the date of the event and away we went. We started planning out how we're going to get there, hotels, tickets, food, etc. As soon as those tickets went on sale, we were set to go. Just over a month later now since we bought those tickets...and I'm counting down the days till me leave. 2 DAYS! (Not including today!) I'm going to pack my bag, get some music ready and buy some snack foods because those are some of the key ingredients to the perfect road trip. Did I forget to mention that I LOVEEE road trips? I've been super stoked on this for a long time now. I know I'm young and am only a cashier...but I think a little weekend vacation to such a beautiful place as Vancouver is the perfect way to cheer me up.

I say cheer me up because lately things have been all out of whack with everything. I'm finally just finishing school which is a big load off....but work has been getting on my nerves more and more. When you think Wal-Mart most people think low prices, good deals. When I think Wal-Mart, I think under payed, miserable, stuck up people who hate their jobs. No one has any respect for one another and everyone gets the crap end of the stick because of it. It's almost like the managers and supervisors get paid to be bitches to you....it's as if they truly enjoy watching people make crap money, looking miserable and in some cases, cry. I say some cases because there are the odd few that actually break down and cry. Me being one of them. I'm normally not the one to break down and get bothered by the way someone has treated/talked to me....but in this case I just couldn't take it anymore. I try and tell myself that I'm the better person and they are just low life pieces of crap stuck working this s**t job for the rest of their lives...but when you get it every day from absolutely everyone. It tends to bother you just a little bit. SO I've made a little (big) promise to myself. Once I get back from Vancouver I'm going to find a different/better job. Wal-Mart can go shove it up their low priced, stuck up asses.

Other news.

Everyone has fights with their "best friends" and sometimes they get over it and sometimes they actually stop being friends with that person. About a year and a half ago my best friend and I got into a pretty big fight. The biggest fight we have ever had since we started being friends. It was bound to happen eventually...it just came sooner than expected. Wanna know what it was about? Her not liking the person I was dating. They both didn't get along very well and in the end her and I got into a huge fight and well... stopped talking. It came as a pretty big shock to some people because we were so close and did almost everything together. This one fight ruined our friendship and it hurt a lot more than I ever thought it would. I've had other "close" friends in my life before...but none that actually understood me for me. After that fight my boyfriend realized how it hurt me, and and blamed himself. I don't know if it was because of him, or also the fact that things were probably going down hill anyways? Losing a friend isn't something most people would want to experience...but will never have the control over. A couple months ago I was going through things in my room and found a picture frame with a picture in it of me and this friend of mine. It was a Christmas present she made for me a couple years ago. I had took it down shortly after we stopped talking and I figured I might as well put it back up. I really liked it. Not long after I hung that picture back up, I actually got a call from her. She had moved back into Calgary and was getting into piercing. She wanted someone to "practice" on and figured I would be a good person to do so. Her boyfriend predicted that we'd get to talking again and start hanging out. He was right. We talked over what happened and all the things we've missed in each others lives...and we have started hanging out again. I don't know what will happen with this friendship, or if we will ever be as close as we once were. I guess only time will tell.
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- "Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings." - Jean De La Bruyere -

Thursday, April 28, 2011

lack of

It has been quite some time since I've blogged and I apologize. I could make up some excuse and say I've been super busy or sick or something..then I'd be lieing. Well for the most part. I actually did get pretty sick not that long ago, it was the third time in under two months and it was by far the worst this year. It drain a lot of my energy and I could hardly talk.I wasn't interested in blogging at that particular time, but now that time has past I thought I'd better write something up here.

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I love Easter for the idea of the Easter bunny and getting little toys and tons of chocolate. The boyfriend and I decided that we were gonna give each other some chocolates and such...Not sure if that's cute and or pathetic. (You decide) So on April 24 when I got home he had set up all my stuff on my bed. It was cute and I was pretty excited. (Don't mind the fact that I'm 19!)


My Basket
What you don't see if the basket full of little chocolate eggs underneath everything. And I mean the basket is literally full of little chocolates! =]


Daniel's Basket
(Boyfriend)

I am not religious at all, so Easter to me is all about the fun of giving your kids or friends/boyfriends toys, little presents and candy. WHY NOT? But another reason why I like Easter so much is decorating eggs! Above you can see Daniel actually included an egg decoration kit in my basket...we put it to use right away!!


Daniel's Eggs
         Mine     

My last favorite thing about Easter is the fact that my family loves it just as much as i do. So we all get together and always have an Easter dinner filled with lots of turkey and dessert. Easter is almost as big as Christmas and Thanksgiving in my family....and hey! I'm not complaining. 


Snacks

    Turkey!

Carrot Cake and five different home made ice creams! (All made by my sister Angela @ cravingcupcakes!)
We also had pumpkin pie, chocolate macaroons and m&m, rolo/pecan pretzels!              

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

preferences

I'm not exactly sure if I've mentioned the fact that I love horror movies, but I'll say it again. I LOVE horror movies. If you know me, or my family you would also know that I am a bit of an outcast sort of speak because I like a lot of different things than most of the rest of my family. I'm into unique, different, scary, weird, crazy items. Including horror movies. I collect things like 'Living Dead Dolls' and figurines from Tim Burton movies-I have some from Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride". My latest collectors item is a little 'Joker' doll from Batman. The boyfriend gave it to me for Christmas because he knows how much I enjoy them. Turns out, he likes collecting things too. (We're actually going to start collecting some Family Guy little figurines! :)]


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(Sorry, I got a little side tracked.) Back to Horror movies. Horror movies now a days are not the best there has been. The ones you see today are the typical story line, and you always know who the killer is going to be. Way back in the day horror films were cheesy, horrible graphics, entertaining...but GOOD! They did the best they could with what they had, so if you have chocolate or soap for blood, so be it. All I know is that I'm sick of the poor young, gorgeous looking woman always getting killed. I know people in the movie industry are running out of things to make movies of, but there are millions of things you could possibly make a scary movie out of...they sort of made it work with the "Saw" series. (I say sort of because the first couple were decent, and gross. Original and good. Then they started getting lame, and repetitive.)


Scream is one of my favorite 'Scary' movies. I'm not sure if it's the ghost mask, or the multiple murders you see in every movie...this movie is on the top of my list. It's original, and well made. It's kind of old, but if you haven't seen it already, I suggest you watch it soon. (There are 3 Scream movies made, and the fourth one comes out next month! It's different then the originals, but it still seems like it could be decent. They've even changed the rules a bit.)
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I know there are much scarier movies out there...so please, leave a comment and let me know what your favorite horror film is.

Monday, March 14, 2011

30 Questions in 30 Days - The Finale


It's almost sad to see that I'm at the end of the 30 days already, but I'm kind of relived because it was hard to remember all the questions..and just blog about them every day.
I really enjoyed doing it though because it just shows all the random things we're asked on a day to day basis. This is something I'll do once a year, if I remember! [The last one is my favorite out of all 30!]

Day Twenty Five:
Question: What are you up to?
Answer: Not a whole hell of a lot. Typical answer.

Day Twenty Six:
Question: Will we actually make it there on time if we take the 9:26 bus?
Answer: No we wont, so we'll just take the earlier bus.

Day Twenty Seven:
Question: How about coffee at Starbucks in Dalhousie when she gets off school?
Answer: Sounds good. =]

Day Twenty Eight:
Question: What's up girlie's?
Answer: Not much.

Day Twenty Nine:
Question: Do you want me to stop playing?
Answer: No! The boyfriend was playing Call of Duty..he always asks me if I want him to stop, just in case I'm bored.

Day THIRTY:
Question: "Hi, I'm Chucky. Wanna play?"
Answer: NO! I just finished watching Jackass 3 with my dad and boyfriend, and when we were looking at what was on TV we saw 'Child's Play'. Of course the boyfriend and I had to watch it. Ahhh! That doll freaks me out.

where does the time go?


Yet again, I've been slacking quite a bit again. I'm truly sorry and I'm gonna try my best. Pardon me for yet another random, kind of pointless, blog post...again.
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Not too long ago the boyfriend and I decided that it's a good time to make ourselves a good ol' home cooked meal. We got the recipes from What's Cooking, Chicago? And Martha Stewart. Our meal consisted of Sliders, Garlic Parmesan Oven Fries and Peanut Butter Brownie Pie. (Makes my mouth water just thinking about it again!)
[Recipe links are in blue!-Below]
Our Work Station
     
Getting Ready to Eat

Greasy Delicious-ness!
  


Bon App├ętit 




 



Tuesday, March 8, 2011

big bellies

 
Apparently I'm the only one out of the majority of my friends not getting pregnant and or having babies. I don't know if it's because I was awake in health class where they tell you that when you don't practise safe sex, you CAN, and probably will get pregnant. I completely understand if you're in a good relationship and able to care for this baby you're about to bring into this world, and are actually planning on having a family...then all the power to ya.
Way back in grade 10/11 a good friend of mine actually got pregnant at the age of 15. She wasn't in a stable home because she was bouncing back and forth between mom and dad where they had rocky relationships. Her "boyfriend" at the time was also in a horrible relationship with his family and they were in no good situation to be having a baby. WELL they thought other wise. And in the end she gave birth to a little boy named Blake. The sad ending to this story was that her dad had kicked her out when he found out she was pregnant, and her mom would only allow her to live with her if she DIDN'T keep the baby. Just a couple hours after giving birth she was forced to hand over her baby to put up for adoption. That was just over four years ago. Her and I had lost touch but it turns out that she kept in touch with my friend Courtney. I just found out the other day is that she actually just gave birth to her second baby. She's only 19!?! I bet it's a lot better than being 15, but I hope for her sake that she's in a better place then she was four years ago.
This now brings me to my other good friend, Margaret (Margo). Just over two years ago in high school she gave birth to a baby girl named Emma. Margo was only 18 and had just graduated high school just five months prior. She had only been dating her boyfriend at the time for a month before she got pregnant. She moved her from New Brunswick two years before this with her best friend's family. She had no family of her own out here, so she had no one else to rely on but them, her Calgary "family" and her boyfriend at the time. Well after the baby was born they moved out, and things got rocky. He found someone else so she moved in with her "family." Ever since she's been the main guardian for Emma, the father barley makes time to see her or take care of her.
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Everywhere I turned in school I always heard about someone having sex at some party and being pregnant. Kids in my school would actually pretend they were pregnant to get attention. Other's actually were pregnant and had the choice to lie about it and stay in school, or tell a teacher and be kicked out. The high school I went to actually kicked out pregnant teenagers. I'm not exactly sure why, and if it was a good or bad thing. The scary part was the amount of young girls actually wanting to have babies at so young...or just had the bad luck happen to them. (They must be the ones who fell asleep in health class =/  ) You'd think after seeing all these young ones getting pregnant and witnessing your friends going through what they went through that you would learn and be smart about having sex....WRONG.
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My sister's good friend, and an old friend of mine has been in a nasty relationship with this man for quite some time now. He abuses her mentally, emotional and physically. They have gone their separate way numerous amounts of times, but yet always end up back with each other. Well this time it turns out she's pregnant. She's 20, but it's still young and not in the best situation. She's almost due and you can tell that she's confused and upset on what to do. She's not the least bit of stable-ness to be having a child but there's not a whole lot anyone could do. We've tried telling her that she shouldn't be with him, but she never listens. Fingers crossed this will some how turn out good. *fingers crossed*

SO, speaking of pregnancies and my friend Courtney, it turns out she's pregnant herself. Now this is a bit more tricky. She's 19, she can hardly keep a part time job, her boyfriend can't really keep a job himself, he lives at home, and she lives with her mom and step dad. Oh, did I forget to mention that her family are Jehovah witnesses? YUPP, you heard me correctly. She has the worst relationship with her parents because of bad situations in the past because of her miss-happenings. They highly believe in their religion and wouldn't take her being pregnant very well. She only found out yesterday that she was pregnant and already her boyfriend is telling her to have an abortion. Courtney doesn't believe in having them so she's conflicted about what to do. She believes that she'd get kicked out, and that her and her boyfriend can't take care of a kid. Problem is her boyfriend believes that is she doesn't have an abortion that she's NOT putting the baby up for adoption. In the end it's her decision...but it's going to be very hard. (You'd just think that after seeing what our friend Margo went through that she's be a bit more smart about sex...but like a lot of other things, I'm wrong.)
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On a side note I think it's extremely brave and amazing what young mothers are capable of doing. I say this not only because of how far along my friend Margo has come and how beautiful her little girl is, but also because of the fact that my mother became a teen mom at the age of 16 herself. She was living in the states at the time, and she happened to make a wrong turn in life, in the end I'm proud of my mother and happy because if it wasn't for that desicion then I wouldn't have my oldest sister Angela, and my mother probably wouldn't have met my dad, then my other sister and I wouldn't be here today! My mother is the most amazing, inspiring, greatest women I have, and will ever meet. I love her more than anything and I will always continue to look up to her.
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I promise all of whoever is reading this right now that I will not be having kids anytime soon. And if I do I'll make sure that I'm stable and in a good situation to do so.


making up for lost time

Well, trying to make up for lost time. I've been sick, and working, and finishing homework, and just pretty much lazy...which ended up in the pile up of '30 Questions in 30 Days' blog post they weren't done and just the fact that I haven't really done anything. I know this doesn't make up for pretty much anything, but I'm going to try and make up for lost time. Starting with the crap load of '30 Questions in 30 Days' post's I need to do. Starting NOW!
Day Twenty:
Question: What about Daniel?
Answer: "Nothing!" My friend Courtney tends to butt into conversations she wasn't apart of. My mother and I were talking about my boyfriend, Daniel, and then walked in Courtney.
Day Twenty One:                                                                      
Question: Have a good sleep babe?                                        
Answer: "Sure did, lol."
Day Twenty Two:
Question: When do you work tomorrow?
Answer: "I don't." :)
Day Twenty Three:
Question: Are you tired?
Answer: "No, not really. Like I can sleep, or I'm good to stay up all night."-I was staying over with my boyfriend at his sisters, and I yawned. Daniel automatically thinks I'm tired and ready for bed.
Day Twenty Four:
Question: What do you think I should do?
Answer: "Well, that's really up to you!" This question was asked by my friend Courtney. She has a little issue on her hand since she just found out she's pregnant. She's 19, and not really in a stable place in her life to be having a baby.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

slacking

Day Fourteen:
Question: Are you ready?
Answer: Yes. I'm normally ready in time to go to the gym.

Day Fifteen:
Question: When does your bus come?
Answer: Yes I still take the bus...and I don't exactly remember the time I said it came. But my mother usually asks me so she knows when I have to leave for work.

Day Sixteen:
Question:Can you wake me up at 7:30?
Answer: Why? Are you afraid of setting it for pm again? Mom mother tends to screw up the times she sets her alarm clock for. Sometimes she'll ask me to make sure she's up...just in case.

Day Seventeen:
Question: What time did you go to bed?
Answer: I haven't yet! This was the other day when I needed to cram finishing all my homework into one night. I've done it before, and know I shouldn't keep doing it because it never turns out. But my dad worked a graveyard shift that night, and by the time he got home he was surprised to see me up. He was wondering why I was up and when I went to bed. He seemed pretty surprised when I told him I hadn't gone to bed.

Day Eighteen:
Question: On the phone?
Answer: I usually spend quite a bit of time on the phone, and when the boyfriend and I haven't texts each other in a while, usually we'll catch up on what the other person is doing. I was on the phone earlier that night so he assumed, which is a good assumption, that I'm still be on the phone. He was wrong. I actually feel asleep. =P

Day Nineteen:
Question: Any Higher?
Answer: It doesn't really get high. A few weeks ago the pipes in my house got plugged up. So whenever we put clothes in the wash or flushed a toilet, the water in the laundry room and basement bathroom would overflow. Well it did it again last night...BLAH! It just leaks a craaap load of water, we use whatever we can find to soak it up. He normally only effects the laundry room, seeps into the furnace room and then over flows the bathroom. Which kind of soaks the carpet just outside those rooms. It stinks and isn't the most pleasant to deal with. Errrg!!

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Sorry for the lack of blog updates. I just really haven't had the time to do much on here.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

awkward

In my previous post I wrote about going to this ycc blogger meet up for all you Calgary bloggers. Now I'm just going to tell you about, well what there is to tell you about. It was in a little coffee shop in the heart of Kensington near downtown Calgary...for all you who don't know, Kensington is the place to be(usually.) But they closed off a little section in this coffee shop so all us bloggers could sit together..this was possible because the manager was a blogger himself. But basically the night started off with Merry (merrywithchildren) telling us why we're all here and what this night is basically about. We all had name tags with our twitters and or blog names on them, we introduced ourselves and then went our separate ways and mingled with other bloggers. I ended up going to this meet up with the boyfriend (toomuchthought) and my sister (cravingcupcakes). We aren't as open to talking to people we don't know so we ended up staying in the corner all night. A couple people came up to talk to us, so it didn't turn out to be as bad as I thought it would. I wish I could tell you I made some new blogger friends, but I don't really know if I did or not. My sister has a list of some of the blogger names, so I will have to get that off of her..but because things went by so fast, I didn't get the chance to remember their names. Overall it was a good night and awesome to meet some new bloggers.

 

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Completely random, but I think I might add it here. I know I have the greatest boyfriend when he decides that he wants to make a snow angel..for no reason at all. This was quite a while ago, but he decided one day that is what perfect snow weather to make a snow angel. Oh how I love him.

This would be his snow angel <3

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Day Ten:
Question: How was your sleep?
Answer: Awesome. It was well needed. My answer to my boyfriend who had to wake up many hours before me to go to work, so I got to rub it into his face that I slept good and for a long period of time. =]

Day Eleven:
Question: How are you?
Answer: Good. This was also asked by the boyfriend...it's our daily routine.

Day Twelve:
Question: Why aren't you here to cuddle with me right now?
Answer: Because I wasn't offered. The boyfriend was just at my house that night and by the time he got home I guess he was a little lonely...he should have invited me over.

Day Thirteen (today):
Question: What?
Answer: Again this was asked by the boyfriend. But we had just woken up and were sitting in the living room where he seemed a bit cranky, cause he was....but we were talking and in a very cranky he asked what. I don't even remember why to be honest but I called him cranky. He doesn't like it when I do that. =/


Friday, February 18, 2011

the little things in life

Last night the boyfriend and I celebrated our valentines together. I know whoever is reading this is wondering why we celebrated last night, and as I mentioned before...we both had to work on Feburary 14 and last night was the night we both had off. He really knows how to get to my heart! He ended up coming over on Wednesday night to spend the night so we could go out for crepes in the morning. He knew my favorite flowers were lili's so he suprised me at the door with them!! I'm pretty sure I would have cried if I wasn't to busy hugging him and kissing him.
[only two have bloomed
but I can't wait for the rest]

The next night, (thursday), we went out that early afternoon and got some crepes and frozen yogurt. We tried something new from our usual, strawberry cheesecake. I didn't have high expectations for it, but now I think it might be my favorite. (I highly recomend you go and try it out.) After our adventure for breakfast we headed to Chinook Mall for dinner & a movie, plus my suprise valentines present. He took we straight to Build-A-Bear where I got to pick out which bear I wanted, heartbeat/voice, and an outfit. I now have a badass, biker bear named Ryder! (He's a boy!)
[Harley Davidson leather jacket, awesome shades,
and knock-off converse shoes!]


After that amazing suprise we headed to what we thought was going to be Moxies for dinner, until we found out that Chinook doesn't have one. We settled for Joey's Tomatoes where we were pleasantly suprised with the delicous starters and entrees we had! We than headed to Kernels for some popcorn to sneak into the movie where we then saw "No Strings Attatched"! I must say it's on my top list of movies everyone of you should go see along side "The Green Hornet."


I must say that this Valentines was definetely my favorite. I'm pretty glad that I have such an amazing boyfriend that loves to spoil me! (If you want to head over to his blog here--->
toomuchthought, you can read his side of our awesome night together.)

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My sister is the one who had gotten me into blogging. I know I'm no PioneerWomen, but it doesn't hurt to give it a shot. My sister also invites me to random things like this blog convention they're holding here in Calgary for all the local bloggers. I'm going to give a shout out and ask you to come check it out and meet some local bloggers, enjoy some great coffee and hopefully walk away with some new friends and inpirations. Just click here----->twtvite, and I'll hope to see you there.

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I was tagged by Angela, just click that right there. ------^


1. I Have the biggest thing for animals. I'm always telling the boyfriend that him and I are going to live in a huge house just so we can have tons of animals. We actually have our eyes set on three different ones when we move out. -Pug, husky, pig!! The pug is for him, the pig is for the both of us, and the husky is mine. I'm madly in love with these dogs. They're the most beautiful dog, in my opinion.


2. I guess this next thing I like is technically two,tattoos and piercings. I'm hooked on the fact that I enjoy 'modifying' my body. I like the fact that my body has stories that I'm constantly asked about on a day to day basis at work. I like what they do for me and my appearance, and I know I'm not done getting more yet.

I promise I don't and won't have that many.

3. I am addicted to frozen yogurt, and I've gotten my boyfriend hooked too. It's mostly when we're at the movies because they happen to have a yogen fruz there. I just love, love, LOVE the fact that we get to try something new every time. Yum!


4. Flip-flops! If it wasn't for the snow, I'd probably wear flip-flops everyday, all day! I don't know what it is, but I can't stop wearing them.

5. Last but definitely not least..I'm addicted to all these cheesy reality/dumb TV shows. One I am pulled in by...Jersey Shore. I think I'm actually a little embarrassed to admit that, but I can't help watching this stupid, GTL, t-shirt time goodness. [Please don't judge me :( ]
This is where I tag four people:

Angela @ cravingthecupcakes
Daniel @ toomuchthought
Sharon @ Kolton's Mama
Blair's Girl @ Blair's Girls

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Day Six
Question: So do you like it?
Answer: It's growing on me! Earlier that day I went out to the mall with my friend to go present shopping. Randomly I decided I was going to get my hair cut because it was rather over-due. The boyfriend is constantly reminding me how much it bothers him...I have lots of hair which happens to shed, quite a bit. My mother later that night had dyed my hair for me..and when I can come she was wondering if I liked it. Yes!

Day Seven:
Question: Did you guys have fun?
Answer: Yeah we did. Again my mother had asked the question of the day. I'm not too sure if she knows that I'm even doing this, but I don't think she does it on purpose. This was the question asked after I went out with the boyfriend and his sister to Peters Drive In! Everything there is pretty much amazing. BUT after some Chocolate/Mocha, chocolate/Watermelon/raspberry, chocolate/marshmallow, chocolate/banana milkshakes, we headed back to his sister's house and hung out the rest of the night talking about random things.

Day Eight:
Question: Do you wanna go to bed?
Answer: Yeah..! This was an awesome day full of excitement, good food, and awesome presents. The boyfriend and I got home pretty late and decided that we were ready for bed. I was pretty tired and kind of falling asleep on the couch. It was a good time to hit the sheets.

Day Nine: (Today)
Question: Do you have any change on you?
Answer: I think I do. My dad usually only pays for everything with debit, and my mom needed some change to take the bus to work the next day. She didn't have any change on her either (which is pretty weird for her), but since I'm like the hoarder of change it seems like some days, I probably do have some change I can hand over.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

catching up

For you who don't know, I work at Walmart. Yeah I know...it's not the greatest place in the world, but a jobs a job! I am constantly seeing many candidates for peopleofwalmart.com If you don't know what I'm talking about, I suggest that you take a gander at the website I suggested above. You'll laugh your ass off along with being grossed out. But I promise it's worth knowing about and looking at. BUT back to my rant. Walmart always has TOOOONNNSS of candy and crap for all the holidays; Easter, Halloween, Christmas, Valentines..etc. We always put it out at least a month and a half before the holiday,minimum. During that month and a half we never run out of anything. Than you get to the day before or the day of the actual holiday and you can't seem to find a sing little chocolate. Reason? People decide to wait till the very LAST second to pick up all the things they need for that day. PROBLEM! They then have the nerve to pull princess and decide they want to complain (bitch) about the fact we have nothing left in stock.... Some days I just want to smack these people because they've had all this time to come before but didn't. So I don't really care. I just wish I would make at least 10 cents for every person who complains about these things...I'd be rich!

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I know I haven't posted my 30 questions in 30 days in a while, so here ya go.

Day Three:

Question: Are you guys ready yet?
Answer: That what asked on Feb. 13 by my mother. The boyfriend and I were hanging out at my house dog sitting for my sister's three dogs. Jabo, Lily, and Iggy! If you don't know, Iggy and Jabo are named after two hockey players that are my sister's hockey loving boyfriends favorite players. The dogs were going to sleep in my room that night and I had asked my mom to take the dogs out earlier so I didn't have to go out in the cold weather. When she was done she came in and asked if we were ready for the dogs to come in for bed. The answer was no.

CUTEST DOGS EVER!



Iggy Jabo(black), Lily(Brown/white)

Day Four:

Question: Do you work Tuesday?
Answer: Yes. That was the answer I gave my dad when we we're having a random talk one night. I was interested in his idea's for what I should do with the boyfriend for valentines day.

Day Five:

Question: How are you?
Answer: I was feeling like crap and wished I could sleep a whole lot longer. The answer I gave to my friend Jeff was, "Could be better." I've been pretty sick the past few days...I've felt like I was getting a cold, and today it finally hit me. It smacked me right in the center of my face where it now hurts to breath. I have a runny and stuffed nosed, and my throat is killing me. How do you think I'm feeling?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

love is in the air

How many of you are a fan of Valentines Day? I'm not too sure if I am or not. See, I have an awesome boyfriend (2mt4fbook) who doesn't really like me to pay for anything. [I know right? Most ladies would love to have a guy who's willing to pay for pretty much everything.] BUT I'm the exact same way, I also want to pay for pretty much everything because I love to treat people without anything in return...Is that bad? I'm also the person who loves to buy people presents. It can either be one BIG amazing gift, or a bunch of little, but completely awesome presents. My lovely boyfriend over there is also the same. He loves to spoil me or suprise me with random bits of happiness like a Starbucks coffee when I didn't ask for one. Which brings me back to Valentines Day. Should I honestly get into all this red and pink everything from candy hearts to the thousands of different chocolates? Yes! See, this is one day of the year completely dedicated to people who are in love. This is the one time that you get to spend a ridiculous amount of money on silly langeire and mountains of chocolates guilt free.

Normally I would love to go out on this day and spend an amazing night with the boyfriend, but it turns out that we both are working that day! BLAH! Solution=Valentines on Thursday the 17th instead of the 14th. What we're doing is still unknown. SO if whoever is reading this blog has any sort of idea's on what we could do, please throw come comments my way BELOW. [Try and include idea's that don't involve dinner + movies, making eachother dinner...that kind of thing. :)]

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Day Two:
Question: "You wouldn't want to go get me ice would you?"
Answer: This question came from my mom around 1:00 O'Clock in the morning. Her face has been pretty swollen the past couple days and we had just ran out of ice. Instead of waiting four hours for the our own ice to freeze, I went for a little walk to go get her some.
Day Three: (today)
Question: "Jessica, why do you hate me?"
Answer: *Laugh*, "I don't hate you!" Was my reply to my friend Aaron who was depressed after a night of drinking. We were on a three way phone call with my other friend Courtney and the two of us were just messing with him with a couple jokes here and there.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

trying new things


As you all already know I've been going to the gym. Today has only been my fifth day, but I'm already starting to see some results...My scale at home and the one at the gym show different results, but I think I'm going to trust the one at the gym. So as of today I have lost around 10 pounds! I know it's not a lot, but it's something. It definitely makes me feel good to know that the hard work is actually paying off. At the gym I go to they have a bunch of different classes anyone can try out, and last week I tried a body pump class. WELL today I did ZUMBA!!! Oh gosh did I look like an idiot. It is such a fun class though, so all you can do is laugh at yourself and keep trying. It is a really good way to keep fit and lose some weight...you just need to practice...just be warned that this class will show you how uncoordinated you really are.
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I am a huge movie lover. And if I really enjoy a certain film, I can watch it over and over. Just ask my whole family. When I was around 6/7 years old the movie "Titanic" came out. I had watched it with my whole family that day and fell in love with it. So within the next couple days following I locked myself in my parents room and watched the movie over and over...probably around 50+ times. To this day, it's still my favourite movie. BUT back to the point! My boyfriend and I love going to the movie theatres and watching all kinds of movies. Our goal before Christmas was to try and see at least one movie a week. So far that hasn't happened. But last night we went and saw "The Green Hornet". I must say that it was AMAZING. I laughed so hard and it's definitely a keeper on my list. There hasn't been that many 'great' movies out lately, so this one most definitely surprised me the most.

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I found a new favorite chocolate item. I found my new love at the movie's last night. We were getting some popcorn and in the candy stands there they were, just calling out to me. These delicious things are the Coffee Crisp Bites!!! Oh. My. Gosh. They aren't overwhelming with coffee flavour, so I bag you to try them. You just might fall in love too!



As for trying new things, I'm going to try a new questionnaire that 2mt4fbook created. It's called; Thirty Questions in 30 Days. This is what you do...
Take the first question of your day, remember it, write it down (if you have troubles remembering things), and when you get the chance...answer it! Don't forget, it has to be your FIRST question of the day. It can be on a sign as you're walking, or a question someone asks you. Here's the catch-they can only be answered once. So if the first question of day one is "What's up?", any form of that being 'sup', or 'wazzup' is out of our question category. And since it can only be answered once within the thirty days, you need to remember the second question of the day-as your backup. SO now it's your turn to take this challenge and GO answer it...NOW!



Day One:

Question: Do you like mango's?
Answer: "Mango's are disgusting!" Was my answer to my boyfriend's mother. I slept over at my boyfriends house last night and when we woke up today he had a missed call and voicemail from his mom about mango's. She was out this morning going grocery shopping and at this certain place if you spend a certain amount of money per purchase, you get something free! Today's free item was a case of mango's. She wasn't too fond of them herself so she was calling to ask my boyfriend if he liked them, or if my family wanted them. I don't really like mango anything. The actual fruit or even mango flavour in smoothies...etc. I was quick to turn that offer down.