During the 1st Week of December My True Love Sent to Me... @ Monday, December 09, 2013
Monday 2nd December
No bunnies were seen. :( Didn't make lunch and paid for it literally. You think the airport is expensive? Wait till you check out the school caf (an told later the asian one on the other side of the acre is cheaper). $2.50 for 2 chicken nugget (McD sized) $1.50 apple, $4 muffins, $7 sandwiches. $5.50 yoghurt. Miss the city, perfect market structure = lots of competition and cheap things. A meal at the caf will set you back $20+.
Brunch, pasta and egg salad. Got half half and was charged the higher price (must check prices next time first!). Pasta with feta, broccoli essence and LJ. Underwhelming. The egg salad was with peas/corn/carrot (freezer variety) and egg pieces, boiled separated white and yolk, with a sweet mayo. It was very nice, not the $7 price tag though. We need more Subways around here.
Late lunch after the exam at Peko Peko, Chicken Noodle Soba. Very nice, had this before, a little too much MSG though. Love the chicken, needs more noddles. My favourite dish here is still the teriyaki chicken, though their salads and sushi rolls ($3 brown rice) sell very well, being the near the station is why, I think.
Won tickets for a French film playing this weekend!
Checked out Santa's Village, got a picture of an elf and tree.
Selfie/Elfies were taken - not by me.
Arty Crafty Mondays
Tired and lazy we missed afternoon tea. Regret that later on. Went and had my make-up done, contouring and all at NP, the SA was disappointed I didn't buy anything on the spot. Some people look completely different and amazing with make-up, I'm not one of those people.
Had to get change so we bought a 'Golden Gaytime' Cupcake from Cupcake Central (the guys there are always very nice), it was meh. Nothing amazing. I'm looking for a bit of zing, an orgasm in my mouth - but with food. :P
We got certificates, well not me, as I was called up and they had put the shortened version of my name (Char) so they didn't give it to me. Well that would have been awkward if I could see. To make it worse, the photographer took pictures of everyone who got an award/certificate.
Limited pictures as wearing a mask (which I got many compliments for) meant no glasses and hence vision was limited to 2metres. There was lolly buffet (missed the styling - could I offer to style it next time?), finger food and lots of drinks (no ID) required.
Ate raw meatballs (you'd think I learn from the first time) tis was gross. The spring rolls were nice, fish cakes a bit too soft. Met a girl, she's a dog groomer - literally that is her job. She doesn't have one of those trailers like 'Jim's Mowing' btw. We met a complainer, too much alcohol not enough food. On the invite it did say party (and ball O.o) but it asked for dietary req, which was odd. Next time they should say finger food will be provided/served.
There was a boy band, they were loud, and they played things I actually knew that were still modern. Like 'I'm a Believer', 'YMCA' and 'Jessie's Girl'. Unfortunately they wouldn't know anything I'd like to request.
Are we late? (12pm) I think so. I love getting lunch/dinner delivered to the apartment, though it's rare as we're in the CBD, food is everywhere within walking/tramming/training distance. Lunch arrived at 1.25pm.
After it hailed.
Daiso adventures. Found some modeling clay, saw the engineer from the food tour (he has a unique look, grandfatherly style and a walking stick) said hi (he doesn't remember me :P). Decided yes I do love the foam flowers, just waiting on more colours. Found a big rose, I'll get it if I can find red glitter cheaply to coat it.
Candy samples. Best is the salt candy. Cherry is yucky.
The others are meh, strawberry was nice.
Picked my subject for next year, no creative writing and photography yet (perhaps S2) due to clashes. That was quick. Saw Mr French (Chef), called out his name but I got it wrong O.O one letter off (his name is not in English).
Shops, picked up a book I ordered (xmas/b'day present for me, fun read for us) last month, that came from the US. Skimmed it and I like it, so does Andy who will use it as a guide. It's not old-fashioned like some of Zoe Foster's advice in 'Textbook Romance' which is a guide for me to be a spinster. Foster says it's up to the guy to make the first move. NEVER make the first move. Fact: 2nd last guy to ask me out was 3yrs ago.
Here's a quick review of the book. I bought the book because I had a giftcard but you can get it as a epub here for free I've tested it and it works. After that I used zamzar to convert it to a pdf.
Upon chance a $$$ homeware/gift shop had 20% off today only. This is where I bought le beau's swan mask (tie on, black & silver). There were only a couple masks but we found a black/silver one on a stick that I really like. I would actually use this , and have pictures with 2/3 of my maskes at home (no.3 being le beau's mask). $27, I got it for $22 on sale. No exchange, no refund, nothing. Dislike those stores. I'm keeping it though. Those dark wine flowers are lovely, but they're $10 a bunch. If they were $5 I'd get one, perfect for a new headpiece.
Love this, if only they had a bunny.
Home. Won four competition today! You know those surveys that offer 'Win one of x $y value gift cards'? Well I rarely do them, but for work I did one (selected crowd though) and won a $100 gift card for a small jewelry shop (in the $$$ not Bevilles/Prouds/Zanels jewelry world it's devalued to around $20 and probably can get you a key chain). Got to make an appointment, as they're a custom place and don't sell/have any info online.
Won 1 in 50 M:Edition by Maybelline New York SuperStay 2-Piece Sets. Tickets to a play next week, and a $50 gift voucher for a etsy-ish arty craft shop. :) Should update my profile to say one of my hobbies is 'competitioning'. :P
The dr hurt his back and is out of action till next year... Which isn't great, but we have a replacement, an Irish dr who I heard is lovely. Don't like Merlin's accent, he sounds odd.
Therapy. Gradual exposure... Well that ain't going to happen. When I see it I'll be on the floor flipping through my book to find the instructions, and everyone will think I'm a maniac.To try hard to get a paid job or no? I have a job, it just doesn't pay, but I do get work exp. And as we don't get timetables till March so idk how any internship is going to work at all really.
Making friends. Step 1 to making friends: find them. Psychopaths anonymous. When we all get together are we meant to kill each other or form a gang and take over the world? :P Freud says the alike will compete and kill, while different types will form gangs. I believe that everyone you meet online (almost) is a serial killer. But if I wasn't so into the "stranger danger" belief I'd try meetup and a dating site I have subscription to (no I didn't buy it). We'll use the couples version though. In the past few years I've joined a papercraft group (for the retired...) and some stuff for school, met people, got fb friends but no one I actually connect with. Last person I connected with only talk to me when no one else is around - yes she's ashamed of being seen with me. :P
Howaboutwe.com. Info, you can select looking for activity partner or friend. It's got lots of bad reviews for customer service btw. It's for NY mainly. How it works.
What do you think of meeting people online?
I forgot how big regular size was at Grill'd!
Mail! A surprise gift from le beau sent in a very heavy tube. <3
DIY Twine Lollipop Card @ Sunday, December 08, 2013
The first time I made this it was a bit stressful with analyzing how I was going to stick it down and have the string tightly wondered in a circle. Everyone says to use sticky dots (think double sided tape but in circles) which I didn't have. If I went down that path I'd need to cover a circle with little dots. But then I figured it out, actually le beau suggested it. We'd get some card, draw the circle, cover it with the tape (doesn't have to stay within the circle. Stick down the twine. PVA it. And then cut it out. So without further ado here's our guide to making your own twine lolly pop card.
So we made a tutorial on how to make your own twine lollipop. These are pretty cool though you don't want to make more than two. They say 3rd time's the charm, that's not true, first worked, second failed. This is best suited for middle school kids & older, gets boring fast with the younger ones.
Step 1 - There's three ways you can do this. a. Using the compass, draw a 30mm diameter circle. b. Alternatively go freestyle with the size, but do see how it looks (size comparison) with the paddle pop stick. c. No compass? Trace the outline of something with a round base that has a good size. Might find something in the bathroom.
Step 2 - Put double sided tape all over it, like in the picture. It must go outside the edges of the circle, and don't have gaps between the tape (like me) - so that there's tape everywhere.
Step 3 - Take the tape off. Tie two knots in the same area in the twine, that is your center. Stick it down in the middle of the circle. Zoom in, stick the twine down around the center, going in circles, pressing down often. The circle needs to be tight, but not so much that there's isn't room for the whole strand to be stuck down.
That is what you should have - it need to be a circle, but it's ok to see the pencil lines.
Step 5 - When it's dry (the next day) cut it out. As the "ModPodge" has sealed it in, it shouldn't fall apart and should stick perfectly (twine to card). Cut out some double sided tape and stick it on the length/diameter of the back of your twine circle (if you're a skimper feel free to only attach a tiny bit to the top and the bottom of the circle, in the middle). Peel off the backing and attach your paddle pop stick.
Add a ribbon and you're done! Attach it to a card if you like - here's one we prepared earlier. (Hence two pictures with pink twine, and the rest with red.) Other ideas: you could write a cute message on the back and post it to your sweetheart, deco for a lolly buffet, kid's birthday parties, etc. Perhaps a mini version as a cupcake topper? Tell me if you do end up using this tutorial, and what you created! :)
Any questions or comments?
Lush Love @ Saturday, December 07, 2013
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