Thursday, January 6, 2011

Slow here on the blog....

So... I haven't been on the blog much. Christmas crafting took a lot of my time. Plus there were some swaps I signed up for that had to be done. There were Christmas concerts as well. Oh, plus we just had 2 concerts this week as well. It was awesome- we joined up with the jazz band for an orchestral-jazz mix-up and it was quite a success! We have to play it AGAIN in a few weeks for the jazz band's concerts on top of practicing for our own March concert! Needless to say, I've been busy. I've been trying to keep positive, but I keep getting pulled lower and lower. Im unhappy in the orchestra due to recent events. I try to go with the flow because I dont want to sound like a petulant little girl, but I am just angry at how I've been treated. I was told one thing and then something COMPLETELY different happened. Now I have to grin through my teeth and act like I accept it. Oh well, such is life. Anyway, I'm on twitter a lot more now. I also recently discovered tumblr, which I highly enjoy, although I don't completely understand how it works. I've been watching a lot of Netflix. I watch Destination Truth and Ghost Adventures a lot... I'm just re-watching things since I've watched all the episodes and seasons that Netflix offers. I watched all the Psych seasons they have available as well. I just started watching Dexter (1st season) and I LOVE it already :). I haven't been working on too many crafts. I got into a slump because I don't have a lot of supplies to make these things as awesome as other people are making them. So, I got kinda disgusted with myself and my options. I took a little break from crocheting, only picking it up to complete squares for my 2 square swap groups. I have SO many things I want to make, it's crazy. I really want to revisit the music bag. But I failed so badly at it before Im scared away for awhile longer. I want to try a music blanket as well. I would like to make a Destination Truth blanket/pillow and a Ghost Adventures one as well :D. A new craft I am going to attempt soon is freezer paper stenciling. I have fabric paint and a black hoodie. I plan on doing something Nightmare Before Christmas for that.
OK well I think I've rambled on for far too long now. My thoughts are very disorganized right now.... so I'll just say goodnight for now :).

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gorey ATC Swap

Swap-bot swap: Gorey Alphabet ATC -Letter A
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New swap I'm in.... it's going to be a huge, and I do mean HUGE, series. It's the Gorey Alphabet ATCs. See this link- Gorey Alphabet . It's super-cool and I'm looking forward to something a little outside the box. I'm thinking of quite a few ideas :).

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Schleich Giganotosaurus give-away!

First off- NOT on my blog or by me! OK, that said- these things are so cool! I really love Schleich models. They are so detailed and nice. This dinosaur is very cool. It even comes with a little human to show the scale between the dino and the human. So, the wonderful person over at "Feisty, Frugal and Fabulous" is hosting a give-away of one of these cool models. That link takes you straight to the give-away page. To enter, just follow the directions. As you can see, this blog post is one of my additional entries :). I would love to win this for my little boy! He loves dinosaurs. What boy (or girl, in my case!) doesn't like dinosaurs?! Anyway- good luck to you, if you decide to enter!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

♪ concert ♫

So, I attended another concert performed by the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. They performed Polovtsian Dances, Violin Concerto, and Scheherazade. It was really wonderful. It was also the last concert of a very sweet lady I had the pleasure of meeting in my orchestra. We kinda hit it off. She's such a nice lady. She's moving to England. Anyway, I am honored I got to see her last concert here. AND- she gave me her tenor saxophone and I'll be getting an old flute of hers real soon. The tenor sax I plan on fixing up over time- no rush! I am *deliriously* excited. I have wanted a tenor sax forever! This is an old sax, too. I plan on shining it up, fixing it up, and playing the hell outta it! The flute doesn't work- or of I wanted to repair it, would probably be costly. So- I plan on turning it into a lamp :). My first lamp project! She didn't have it with her, but she'll give it to our friend Aaron who in turn will pass it on to me. Back to the concert- I adore Russia. I feel that in a past life, I had to have lived in Russia. Russian music is so expressive... it can be dark, scary, brutal... .or light and airy. I know that all music can be that way.... but Russian music just sort of emphasizes it. I had a great time and hope to see them perform once again!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Delicious desserts to share!

Ok bloggies- somehow today, i managed to stumble upon, but NOT using StumbleUpon, two absolutely mouth-watering dessert posts on this lady's blog. My mouth will not stop watering at the thought of these desserts!!!
The first I found is the "White Chocolate and Peppermint Covered Popcorn". It's popcorn, white chocolate, and candy canes!! How *simple* and how delicious-sounding. The original post can be found here:

I will post my own pictures of my process when I make it, along with any tips/advice/problems. The second one I found was also in this same lady's blog, as a link. She offers it as an alternative to the one above.... alhough, alternative? I want BOTH!

I am thinking I will make both. My orchestra is ACTUALLY having a little Christmas party this year :). I'm sure it won't be extravagant, but we were told we can make and bring something.... so that I will! I also have ideas on a little Christmas gift for everyone ..... I'm SO nervous about that. I've never given a gift to 99% of the orchestra and I'm worried about their reaction :/.

Anyway- that's for another post. I hope you enjoy those recipes and look for future posts about my own experiences with them!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Friendship books

Swap-bot swap: Spankin' New FB Swap
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Ok, followers of The Blog... I am now into Friendship Books (or FBs, not to be confused with facebook, also FB or fb....). I joined a swap on the ever-awesome Swap-Bot for friendship books. This swap is newbie friendly, which was a relief. MOST all of the FB swaps I've came across have been for already established books. I've never made one before, so I never wanted to join any of those. I've been reading up on them and it seems like a small, quick, fun craft. I know I'll make mine decorated... but I don't require anyone decorate their pages... I understand that those are called "decos". Anyway- if anyone is interested in penpalling and fb's, please send me a message: histechnoangel at yahoo dot com. If I can remember to, I'll post some pics of the books I make. I've already received two. One was very easy to understand, beautifully done. The other is very confusing. It looks like the book is supposed to be sent back to me, instead of the person who made it. It already has my info in it! So.... I dunno what I'm supposed to do with it, since my name & address has already been put in by the person who made it. At any rate, this is still a fun new craft.
I feel kinda bad as I've completely neglected my crochet work. I've BARELY done anything. But, when we had our own place it felt like I had more freedom to do such things. I don't feel so free right now. Weird.... I can't explain why. BUT I need to get off my butt and get to getting. I have items that need to be made for gifts. I'm excited about that. My orchestra is actually having a christmas party this year. I decided, after much debate, that I will make everyone a gift. I settled on an ornament :). It will be music-themed of course. I will get something separate for the conductor and for my principal (first chair/section leader) clarinet. They are both instrumental (bwahahah) in helping me better my abilities. I want to do something special for them..... just haven't figured out what :/. If anyone reads this and has a suggestion, feel free to throw it at me.
OK I think that's everything at the moment. If I think of anything, I'll post more later! Have a great day :).

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Day!!

Don't forget to Vote!!!

I just came back from voting, myself. I don't normally post political stuff, but I'm happy to post this. If it's not who you like, it's ok- no comments necessary. Just breathe and remember we're all able to vote for who we want! This is America!! :D Be thankful we have such freedoms as the ability to vote. Anyway- I just hope all Americans got out there and voted today.