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Bouncy Brain [Oct. 14th, 2013|02:14 pm]
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[mood |hopefulhopeful]

I feel like I haven't worked for months. Such a strange feeling to completely, 100% disconnect yourself from your job for over a week. I've never done that before, and it really helped me to hit the reset button. While I don't yet feel refreshed, I don't hate the idea of working right now, if that makes sense.

Disney was awesome. It rained (as in monsoon-style rain) the first day we were there, but what's nice about Disney is that because everyone has paid a ridic amount of money to be in the parks, people just grin and bear it. Slap on a poncho, buy a cheap $6 umbrella, and make the best of your day. The first day was Epcot where we indulged in the most decadent lunch we've ever eaten (thanks to our pre-paid dining plan) that involved Timm ordering a $56 steak, and me essentially having an orgasm over the best beer/cheddar soup that has ever touched my lips. Every meal on the Disney Meal Plan comes with dessert, so that day, it was white chocolate cheesecake (for him), and maple creme brulee (for me). Just...wow. Later that night, we saw Sugar Ray in a free concert, and watched the fireworks explode over the lake.

Day Two was Magic Kingdom, which is always a blast. Day Three was Hollywood Studios, which I was pretty unimpressed by, surprisingly, but we had two delicious meals that day, so food made up for it. ;) Day Four, our flight didn't leave until 7pm, so we spent the morning back at Epcot. The sun was out in full force, and with a heat index of 92, I became a little dehydrated, and we had to go back to the hotel lobby to sit for a while til it was time to go home.

This whole weekend, Timm and I were SICK. The kind of sick where you get out of bed to sit on the couch, then go back to bed, then get up to eat, and go back to bed. Saturday morning was the worst. I woke up and immediately felt like something was horribly wrong. I went to the bathroom and....let's just say that it was painfully obvious that I was severely dehydrated. I had an incident very similar to my Hagerstown incident that Steph coached me through. FULL ON dehydration - nearly fainting, almost threw up, blacking out, panicking to the extreme, couldn't talk or move my hands...it was bad. Really bad. Timm forced me to lay on our slate floor as he fed me Gatorade through a straw until I came around. I genuinely believed I was going to have to go to the ER. I'm so thankful I didn't. We both made it through the weekend by watching a ton of Mad Men episodes and sleeping.

Friday, I got some possibly amazing news. I'm a bit scared to jinx it, but fuck it. A tattoo shop in Baltimore decided they wanted to start advertising with the paper the week before I left. The sales rep that's working with them chatted with me about it since she knows I like tattoos. She mentioned that Ami James was now a part-owner of the shop, and would be visiting often with other guests. Immediately, my brain went:

Ami worked at The Woo$ter Street Social Club.
The Woo$ter Street Social Club was featured on NY Ink.
Megan Massacre was on NY Ink with Ami.

Sure enough....she's coming to Baltimore, and I have first dibbs on an appointment. You might remember that she's my #1 top choice to have finish my quarter-sleeve. There are no words for how happy that would make me, but I'm scared to get my hopes up.

Sorry for this rant of a post - I should probably update more often so I'm not as wordy.  ;)
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Let the good times roll [Sep. 24th, 2013|09:38 am]
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I always tell myself that I'm going to get back into writing on LJ. Maybe this is the time?

I've been keeping myself ridiculously busy lately, and I have a love/hate relationship with it. I hate it because when I don't get enough sleep, I am a horribly cranky bitch. I love it for every other reason imaginable. I love seeing friends. I love experiencing new things. I love being social (to make up for all the times when my social anxiety keeps me inside). I love just feeling good. There's no other way to put it.

This week, Timm & I are going to dinner with a friend tonight, and Friday night I'm seeing Ke$ha. YEP. You read that right. I'm seeing Ke$ha and I'm so damn excited. It's funny - the guy I know who works at the venue where she's performing said that people of all types are coming out of the woodwork wanting to see her. Punks, metalheads, hipsters, all of 'em. hahah I think that on Sunday, we're finally going to Renn Fest, which I've wanted to do since opening weekend. HOLY SHIT I WILL EAT ALL THE THINGS.

And then in a few short weeks, we're off to Disney World (yes, again). So excited - I really just want to get away!

I emailed a ton of burlesque troupes/artists around the area yesterday trying to find classes, so here's hoping!
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Whorin' [Jul. 8th, 2013|01:09 pm]
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So, just because I have to whore myself out EVERYWHERE, I have my next YouTube video up.  :) If you are bored, please take a look and tell me what you think! I'm still really trying to grasp all of the new lighting & editing tools I have at my disposal, so hopefully, things will only get better from here.

Also....not going to lie. If any of you could find it in your hearts to repost this video, or a link to my channel (http://www.youtube.com/theglitterfallout), I would be eternally grateful. Getting your name out there is hard, and I would love any help I can get. If you have a business/service you need pimped out, I'll gladly do the same for you. :)

So I mentioned the new stuff I got. I ordered this fancy-schmancy lighting rig last week. It has three lights on huge tripods. Two of them have reflector umbrellas and the third is supposed to be used for backlighting/additional lighting. I REALLY need to find the correct room to use them in. I was fiddling with the lights for so long, and I still haven't quite grasped where they're supposed to be, which angles, etc. I'll get there. ;)
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Weekend Shenanigans [Jul. 1st, 2013|08:35 am]
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For some reason, the last I-don't-know-how-many Sundays in a row, I ALWAYS feel like crap. My sinuses are a mess, and I seem to go through at least a box of tissues. I'm sure that a bunch of this has to do with the fact that I've been eating like complete shit and not exercising for the past few weeks, but other than that, I'm at a loss. I thought it was a sinus infection and even went through a round of antibiotics, but yesterday, I was a hot mess all over again.

I've promised myself that I will get back on the "healthy horse" pretty hard in July, and I'm really going to try here. I'm still going by my "Life in Moderation" plan (hey, if I want a hot dog, I'll have a hot dog. I just won't have THREE hot dogs.), but I'm really going to focus on exercising again and portioning myself better.

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Well.... [Jun. 25th, 2013|01:48 pm]
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The makeup tutorial is live! I wound up re-filming the original one I had done because a) I really hated how sick I looked and sounded in the first one, and b) I had the time.

I'm happier with this one, but still nervous! haha For a first time, though, it's not too bad. I know that next time, I want to change a lot. (More editing, shorter video, WAY better lighting that I have to look into buying/making, etc.), but it's a start. :)

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Realization [May. 28th, 2013|03:49 pm]
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This Friday, I'm going to a show with a lady who I've never hung out with one-on-one (just in group settings). Next week, I'm going to a show with a gal and two guys that I've never hung out with outside of a group setting. This makes me RIDICULOUSLY happy.

Honestly, I feel like I've kind of given up on a few friendships in the last year. One instance of this - I'm not cutting the person off completely or anything drastic like that, but I'm through trying as hard as I was. I was always the one planning the visits, making the trek, spending the money, driving the distances. She....she did nothing. I'm just finished.

It's time for me to break out of my social anxiety shell and start making new friends. I whine that I don't have friends that like drag, so I posted an invitation and found people to go with! I need to stop making excuses.
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I'm very excite! [May. 23rd, 2013|10:29 am]
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[mood |excitedexcited]
[music |VNV Nation, "Epicentre"]

I'm going to use this journal today for what I used to use it for circa 2005-2006 or so. I'm going to get myself even MORE pumped up by talking about all of the wonderful things that I have planned for the next few weeks. I just feel like so much of my winter this year was spent staring into a television and sitting on a couch. I was so antsy to just DO something, and it looks like I'm going to be able to get all of my nervous energy out over the next few weeks.  :)

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A promise [May. 20th, 2013|01:15 pm]
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*I'm writing this for myself as motivation.

In a little less than two weeks, I have a show I'm going to. It's not a huge deal - just a burlesque/drag/suspension show in Philly. However, considering that there was a theme to the night (Vaudeville) and I haven't really dressed to the nines in ages, I decided to treat myself to a little outfit. While I don't think anyone would call it "skimpy", it still doesn't leave much to the imagination.

This means that in the next two weeks, I need to step it UP on the "eating better & exercising" front. I've been doing pretty well (averaging at least 2-3 gym visits per week, if not more, and eating mostly well), but I can do better. I'm determined to make it to the gym at least 3x a week in the next two weeks, and exercise at least one additional day per week at home (even if it's only for 20 minutes). For eating, I will be a vegetarian while at work. Fruits, veggies, cereal, etc.

I'm not looking to lose weight really, nor am I looking to have Jessica Biel's body in a 2-week time period. I'm just looking to shed a bit of water-bloatiness and to feel GOOD in that outfit.

Today, I reconnected with my old friend, Mr. Lemon Water. This means that I am peeing every 30 seconds, which SUCKS, but I know that this is what works for me in the bloaty business. Any other (SAFE) suggestions for how to feel better physically in that time period would be extremely welcomed! (And let it be known that I do not have, nor can I afford to buy a good blender at the moment, so juicing of any kind is out.)
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Color Me Happy [May. 13th, 2013|11:08 am]
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This weekend was non-stop insanity from the second I woke up on Saturday til the second my head hit the pillow Sunday night. I'm exhausted today, and my allergies are kicking my ass, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I THRIVE on being that busy. It's what I live for.

[Random babbling & photos]

Saturday morning was the Color Run. I had an absolute BLAST. I was covered head-to-toe (and beyond) in rainbow goodness by the time the race was finished. I'm already trying to figure out what my next 5k will be, and I fully intend on jogging through some (if not most?) of the next one.
Color Run

Immediately after the Run, I went to sit with Timm while he sat for his tattoo. This is the same tattoo that he started in 2004 and was never able to get finished. The end result was beyond amazing. He has one more sitting, but it shouldn't be a 5-hour marathon like this one was. In the middle of the sitting, I had to go home to shower and close my eyes for 45 minutes, but I went back for the finishing touches on his tattoo (and to force him to eat a granola bar). We grabbed some dinner, and then sank into the couch until we crashed around midnight.

On Sunday, we drove to NJ to spend time with my mom for Mother's Day. It's funny - when I go to visit my mom, I realize every time how much we are alike. We like to RunRunRun the whole time, whether it's just walking around Target, going out to eat, or walking around the block. We're rarely just sitting there, and I love it. Whenever I go to visit Timm's parents, we RARELY leave their house. We usually eat two meals each time we go, and there's a lot of TV watching or video game playing. It's very low-key. It's just interesting to see the different ways of life, if that makes sense.

We had a really good time, but between all of the travel and the events from Saturday, I was wiped and collapsed HARD into bed by 9pm.

* On another note, I'm about 99% sure that I'm having Timm's tattoo artist color mine in. After seeing this tattoo that she did, I was sold:
That shading is EXACTLY what I'm looking for. On the dot. I'm hopefully putting down my deposit at the end of May!

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Fluffy Fluff Fluff [May. 1st, 2013|02:06 pm]
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[mood |ecstaticecstatic]

Seriously, warning: This is the fluffiest fluff entry ever. Deal.

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