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Tehrin
18 May 2035 @ 11:49 am
Hey guys and gals, I've mostly moved on to tumblr for the time being as far as blogging goes. You can also find me and catch up with me in other places too! If you're an old friend, please don't loose touch!

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I still have my domains and such, but I haven't really had much time to maintain them. :)

I still do check and read my friends entries from time to time. I mainly use this account these days for purchasing Lolita stuff though.

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Tehrin
08 May 2011 @ 10:18 pm
On the wedding front
We got our food! $350 for the following (serves 50-60 people)
- Pulled Pork
- Boneless Chicken
- Garlicy Mashed Potatoes with skins (this is actually very yummy... but we chose it over the other side options simply because it'll be easier to keep hot and good)
- Macaroni and Cheese (4 cheese kind)
- 4 pints of BBQ sauce
- 5 dozen rolls/buns

We still need to get drinks. I also kinda want to make a nice salad bar. Will probably get salad stuff from Dollar Tree or Walmart brand, at least dressings, cheese, etc. Then just buy some heads of lettuce that morning from the grocery store. Maybe I will see if my mom can put together veggies of some kind for a side. Too bad corn on the cob isn't in season. It'd be perfect with this stuff!

Family is still bringing stuff as well, so there should be plenty of food to go around for everyone really.

Still need to get plates and cutlery.

Work
Manager training should officially begin tomorrow! I'm pretty excited. I bought some sticky tabs and a spiral notebook for notekeeping! Though maybe I should put it in a small binder for easier organization!? @_@ Agh!

Mother's Day
Mark's mom is in Florida on vacation. My mom is of course an hour away. So I gave her a call. We got Mark's grandma a solar dancing flower, a balloon and a card from work. She's in a rehabilitation center for the elderly right now. So she can use a lot of cheering up. She was pretty happy to see us and receive the little gifties. If there's any flowers left tomorrow, I'm going to buy one for my mom. I meant to before I left, but I needed to skedattle. :p

Then we went to Cassie's bridal shower. It was pretty fun, although we couldn't stay long since Mark had to take his parent's doggies out. We got to eat and stuff. So that was fun.

Stupid Toys!
Lesson learned: Avoid Ebay auctions for old toys! Although I'm not paying more than what I paid for another pony, I still feel like I'm overpaying because of last-second bidders who drove the original price way up to just a few cents shy of my max bid. I wish I had been outbid now. lol ;_; I think I'm going to stick to trading forums and for sale posts that aren't auctions. They tend to be a lot more reasonably priced.

...bought the new Applejack. Walmart didn't have the sets that I'm collecting, just bigger playsets. I just kinda want nearly individual ponies TBH. Oh, and with the Monster High dolls, the Cleo and Deuce sets are now at a more reasonable price ($25), so I might think about picking one up after the wedding.

Gonna clean off my top shelf so that the ponies can go there. Right now the space is being shared with plushies. I may move them to one of the lower shelves and put my FF figures closer together or something. I should also put my BJD's back on the shelf too. They're still in the baggie next to my bed, but I'd like them displayed again. The monster high dolls take up a whole row and are pretty crowded.

Mark's side of the dining room toy shelf is kinda bare. He needs more Lego sets. I know what I'm getting for his Bday! :D
 
 
Tehrin
21 February 2011 @ 03:46 am

I’ve been working more on wedding stuff lately. It’s hard to believe I’ll be an old married woman in just a few short months. Although I know it’s not going to feel any different than it does now, but I guess I’ll feel more obligated to do housework. lol. Yeah right.


I need to get my wedding artwork/design done and make the wedding invitations and wedding website. I guess that’ll be my project for the next week. I’m just going to make my own site instead of using some of the existing wedsite places out there. I just don’t like any of the designs.


I got materials to make my little sash/belt thingie to break up the white on the dress and help it match the shoes/fascinator. I’m using this tutorial for a big green flower. Then the sash is made of some turquoise sheer fabric. I’ll be adding some little beaded designs on the bottom of that and some cute little green lacy ribbon at the very edge. It’ll be super cute!


In other news, Mark got a new car! He’s been wanting a bright green car for a long time! Since his lease was almost up on his old car, he got this one. I’m not much of a car person, but bright green is really cool and stands out. You know, everyone with silver, black, dark blue, maybe a red… BRIGHT GREEN! :D




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Tehrin
14 February 2011 @ 07:09 pm

Oh poop! I haven’t posted here in quite awhile!


The last few months have been really hectic. I had to do a lot of work to do for some conventions. Mostly, getting a lot of paperwork and processing done. Then after that, attending the conventions and doing the work there. After that, doing the website for another convention (which took a great deal of time). I also had the stomach flu at the end of December, then a flu, and then just about a week ago, I came down with a bad sinus infection. UGH. I never get sick, so I guess my body was making up for being healthy the last few years. After being on some antibiotics, things have calmed down a bit (for now) and I’m trying to play catch up!


Also! We finally got our wedding plans organized! We’re getting married on May 20th. We’ll be getting married by the Mayor, and then having a reception (or more like a party/get-together) afterwards with extended family and our friends. We’re looking at food options now. It’s either going to be pizza and chicken, or some delicious BBQ (where we are going to eat tonight for Valentines day).


I also finally decided on a dress. It’s a really cute tea-length 50′s style swing dress with a sweet-heart top and ruffles! It was only $120! I’m wearing a bright green crinoline skirt underneath and wearing a birdcage veil with a feather fascinator. I’m also going to make a cute flower and organza belt to to around the dress. Lastly, I’m in the process of finding shoes. But finding blue pumps without huge heels and super-pointy toes within my strict budget is proving to be difficult. I always come across super-cute ones in the right color, but they have 4″ heels, and NO WAY!


But anyway, I’m pretty excited! :D




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Tehrin
07 December 2010 @ 07:54 pm

It’s hard to believe that tomorrow I’ll be 29! YIKES!


It’s strange. I remember my 9th birthday. It was cold and freezing. I think it was a weekend or something because I didn’t have to go to school. My dad and I went out in the morning. I had gotten some Tiny Toons plushies for my birthday, and I was holding onto one of them in the freezing van. I don’t remember any other details of that birthday… but it’s hard to believe that was 20 years ago! In another 20 years I’ll be 49.


I don’t feel 29. I don’t look 29 (outside of the few grey hairs I find here and there). And I certainly don’t act 29. I think my mental/emotional age is probably somewhere around 20. The idea of being a grown-up scares me… even though I already am. I mean, I can go with the flow, pay bills, manage finances, other responsibilities and the like. But I don’t think I’ll ever be the person so caught up in the burdens of finances and day-to-day living that I just look and feel OLD. Though I’ve heard that having children really changes things. Since I’m currently childless, that’s not a problem. I do eventually want to have children… but it’s not something I’m financially ready for yet. But it’s something I’m looking forward to.


I once dated someone that made a big deal about being grown up, about being an adult. That partaking in childish activities or interests was immature. Obviously, that relationship didn’t last. But… I still think of myself as a kid a lot of times. I don’t act like one, no. But I daydream. I love toys. I’ve been known to pass up buying myself clothes over a toy. Although if it’s a legit need, then yeah, I’ll pass the toy up. I’d rather watch animation or fantasy movies intended for families over romantic dramas or things women my age are supposed to like (and the same with TV).


I think that a lot of this comes from seeing my parents always concerned over fiances, bills, bills, bills, making ends meet. They never seemed all that happy. It was always an annoyance when I’d watch cartoons because my mom wanted to watch soaps, court shows, or the news. She still does this with my 4-year old great niece. Which is kinda sad.


I always observed how my siblings acted and treated me as a kid… like I was some kind of burden for being so much younger than them. There was an age gap of about 12-19 years between me and my siblings. I just never grew any sort of attachment with them. It’s like, once I hit 18, the dreams I had of being a cartoonist had to be crushed for something practical and grown up. I donno. :/


I don’t really think that I ever will grow up. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that either as long as you take care of your responsibilities. Obviously, my future family would need to come first and foremost. But… I’m not going to give who I am up because I should’ve “grown out” of it a long time ago. For all I care, I’ll be 85 years old, silly as ever, drawing, thinking up random nonsensical crap to amuse myself, and watching cartoons. I think that’s a part of my personality and who I am at the core… and not something that can be changed by just “getting older”.


That said, I want a Hello Kitty birthday cake and balloons tomorrow. :< *pouts*




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Tehrin
04 December 2010 @ 06:16 pm

So Thursday night was the last night of being in our old apartment. We moved in Friday after we got off work. Between both of us, we have so much stuff. It’s currently piled up in the living room and nearly impossible to get through. I didn’t bring a whole lot of stuff in with me when I moved from my parents’ house. I’m really not looking forward to unpacking. But I think since the bulk of the stuff is Mark’s, it shouldn’t be TOO bad (for me anyway).


We ended up using the master bedroom as an office for both of our computers and my cosplay stuff. It looks like my computer and everything is going to stay on the same old table for awhile. I was hoping to use it for my sewing/art supplies, but there’s very little space for more furniture in this room. But I’ll guess I’ll see after we get stuff unpacked!


The smaller 2nd bedroom is being used as our bedroom since it’s arranged in the middle with two big rooms on either side. It’ll make things a bit more quiet and peaceful. The only downside is that we’re closer to a busy road, so there’s the constant sound of traffic to contend with.


But overall, this place feels a LOT bigger than any apartment I’ve lived in. It almost feels like a small house! I’m also loving that we have a lot more kitchen space. I’m looking forward to baking cookies for the holidays since there’s more room to do that! We had NONE in the previous apartment. The counter space was taken up by the big microwave and the dishpan. We also have a dishwasher! So this is very awesome!




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Tehrin
22 July 2010 @ 11:46 pm
So, went to go try on dresses today! Tons of pictures below. I'm ranging them from "meh" to OMFG. I WANT THIS.

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Tehrin
30 December 2009 @ 12:03 am
Here's the meme I mentioned I'd start! There's code below post it in your own journal.

2000-2010:
A decade in review meme

It's hard to believe it's been ten years! These meme exists to highlight everything that made us who we are over the last ten years. Feel free to fill this out and send it around!

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Tehrin
29 September 2009 @ 01:00 pm

Yesterday, I went out with Mark and two friends for Sushi at our usual Japanese restaurant. We usually go on Saturday for lunch because it’s 15% off, and they have some yummy things on the menu that aren’t sushi. But we noticed they have a special on Maki rolls on Mondays. It’s $3 per roll (each roll has 6 pieces). So we bought 6 rolls and shared them. It was SO good. I never really ate sushi much before because it was too expensive and my family wouldn’t go near it. Of course, I eat all the cooked stuff, I’m not really fond of the idea of getting tapeworms or something else from uncooked fish.

I really have to say that I feel like a totally different person now that I’m out of my parent’s house. These days, it’s not so much that my mom is some kind of horrible person. But being away from them, I’ve been able to appreciate them more. I don’t want to go back for any extended period of time, but I enjoy talking to them now. My thieving niece, the loud blaring rap, and cigarette smoke are definitely things I can live without and will keep me away except for visits.

I still painfully miss my cat and I’m still heartbroken over it. I don’t think Mark completely understands the bond we shared. I feel guilty for leaving him. I just wish he would’ve stayed at home a little longer until I could get him. I’m hoping that he’ll turn up somewhere. I look outside everyday wondering if he made his way here by some miracle. Call me silly but I also believe that reincarnation, even if it’s just in animals could be possible. So maybe he will come back to me when I’m able to get him, but as a different kitty. I probably sound very weird but it’s little things like that which make me feel better.

I’m still having difficulties finding a job. I’ve put in at least 30 applications since July when I moved here and I’m still empty handed. I’m not sure what it could be that’s keeping me from being hired. I wrote in that I’ve been managing websites and doing design/illustration jobs by freelance since I held my last hourly job. Maybe they’re thinking that over qualifies me? Trust me, if I was overqualified, I wouldn’t be applying. I just NEED a job right now.

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Tehrin
26 September 2009 @ 10:41 pm

With the crazy amount of Wordpress themes out there, you’d think there’d be one or two that are what you’re looking for, right? Nope! The ones you do find that you like are on spammy sites and are littered with sponsor links.

I need to get around to designing one for myself. I actually have one in a PSD that I need to code, but I haven’t had the time.

The boyfriend creature is hacking away at a D&D MMO on the desktop, which is my preferred computer. I’m using a laptop running Linux which is pretty neat. I like the whole Open Source thing a LOT. But at the same time, I can’t play my usual games or do any work on Avaricia. I’ve been letting him use the other computer in the evenings while I use this one. Since he’s off during the weekends, I generally like to give him some computer time of his own. But then, I don’t get any work done!

I did a little reconnecting today and found a few online friends, including another one of my previous hostees from way back in the day. Hopefully I can find more down the road.

Speaking of wordpress, I’m testing out this LJ crosspost feature to see how it works. :) *crosses fingers*

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