Monday, January 11

I haven't been feeling physically great lately. A lot of sinus and body issues that my body just wants to say screw everything and sleep it off. So, I slept for a long time this morning only to wake up to Neil kind of subtly text me before I did my post wake up look at the internet, that there was sad news awaiting me there.

My initial thought was that another one of my favorite elderly actors has gone away because it was their time, and there it was. My sister posted to my Facebook wall that my beloved David Bowie had lost his battle with cancer.

I still don't know what to think of it. 1) Cancer, in any form, is an awful bitch that needs to be irradiated from this earth; 2) I now live in a post-David Bowie world and I don't know what to do.

I know it's silly to be so upset over a celebrity's death like this, but David Bowie and his art were always there for me when I need it.

I was six when I first saw Labyrinth. It was at daycare and on glorious VHS. This was my first encounter with Bowie and I thought it was amazing. A few years passed and I could never remember the name of that movie but the fantastic performance that he gave always stuck with me and the songs! I would hum remnants of things that were foggy all the time and desperately search for this fantastical thing in small town Texas all the time. My family didn't have internet and it was still kind of a luxury at this point too, so I know it would have been so much faster to Google, but then I wouldn't have this story.

Then my pre-teen years came. At this point have discovered Space Oddity, Ziggy Stardust, Under Pressure with Freddy Mercury, and of course recognizing him on the TV. Mainly just obsessing over this music that made me feel things and love things in my very angst-y pre-teen years.

I'm 13. VH1 has popped the lid way open on 80s nostalgia bombs. So much so my mom to this day has issues with watching John Cusack movies and The Princess Bride with me because they were on repeat in our house so much, but I'm happy they did because after of years of thinking I was a crazy person and that this wonderful thing that included beautiful songs and the imagery of Jim Henson creatures was just a fantastic fever dream: there it was. Labyrinth.

Now out of everything this man has done, he will always be Jareth the Goblin King. Beckoning Sarah to forget about the babe and be his Goblin Queen. I, like any girl who loves this movie, wanted to be Sarah more than anything and still do, but unlike Sarah, I would let my sibling go for that trade. I can say this because even though I do love my sister she knows this to be a thing.

Labyrinth is just so quintessential Bowie that it combines everything you love about him and his art together. You get the fantastical over the top persona that is Jareth, you get the amazing pop/rock songs, you get the ballads all with the theme of other worldly-ness, yes some of this is Henson too, but if you have seen the behind the scenes footage of this (and I have, mainly due to the fact I own three versions of the DVD) it's so both of them and that's why this speaks to me more.

My parent's generation has Ziggy Stardust for that, which was a pure Bowie thing, but I have this and I see this version of him in all his work. I love him for being so transcendental. I love him for being the weirdo and it was okay to be that because that meant I could be the weirdo.

Simon Pegg tweeted out the best response this morning: "If you're sad today, just remember the world is 40 billion years old and you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie."

So this is my Bowie story to add to the numerous Bowie stories out there.

I know I will never be known the way he was. I know I will never create amazing art the way he did, but I know that I'm glad to have been in a world that I got to know this.

Another one to the pile (R.I.P. David Bowie)
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Another one to the pile (R.I.P. David Bowie)

Wednesday, January 6

So 2015 happened...Now we're in 2016!

That went fast. Last year was pretty awesome mainly because I actually socialized for once outside of work and then, oh yeah, I MOVED! I still can't believe that I did it, and not like to another city within the vast state that is Texas, I MOVED TO ANOTHER STATE!

So far, so good. I'm loving Michigan. Of course I lucked out and we are not having a terrible winter that I hear tales of but it is significantly colder and it's cool and what not.

I am also loving spending almost everyday with Neil. It's wonderful and feels like we've been physically together in the same space forever. I love it.

I can't wait for things to happen this year mainly because dates and exploring things and figuring out the stuff that is being an adult in another state, but it's going to be great because I have plans! I have no idea what these plans are but I got them!

I'm going to steal this idea (but stretch it for a week because I got sick on Monday and because I work in retail things are weird) from Lindsay DeFranco (An awesome blogger person/Philip DeFranco's awesome wifey that I admire! Go here for adorable vlogs of her and her little one who makes me smile and wish that all babies were this baby.) of taking a buffer day. Just a nice reset from the old year to the new year. I'm going to get organized and maybe unpack more of my things, but mainly get all of my clothes into proper places because I know he doesn't say it but I know my clothes being ALL over the place probably bother Neil. I know it bothers me.

Most importantly I want to figure out me. I got the guy. I got the sweet job. I know the road I kind of want to go down, but I want to make sure that it's it. It has a lot having to do with getting out of my comfort shell a bit, not too much (I'm not a crazy person. I like comfort. Have you seen how many comfy sweaters I own?! It's a LOT!).

So, I'm not going to make a resolution per se (<< Also totally used that word wrong but I like how it sounds and I'm going to keep it.). I want to figure out: Hey, I'm happy finally. What's going to keep me here? Whether that be finally reading ALLLLLL of my TBR pile of books or doing art again or just keeping up the exercising thing. I want to stay in this peaceful bubble of majority stress-free bliss that I have finally achieved.

So, achieve your bliss peeps and/or watch me maintain mine guys.

Happy New Year!

Since this post is very text oriented here's this. Also shout out to how accurate the photo manip is to the end result of Benedict being Doctor Strange! Speaking of Benedict: Sherlock Special! OMG! But that's another post. ><

Happy New Year and stuff...maybe? Yes!
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Happy New Year and stuff...maybe? Yes!

Tuesday, December 1

SOOOO much has gone down in the past month and I can't believe it's been a month!

New job happened and it's going well. First Thanksgiving with the boyfriend happened and it was a wonderful success with duck and potatoes and parades and breakfasts oh and Daredevil (I'm in love with Daredevil! Vincent D'onofrio makes me want to give all the hugs to him and want Kingpin turn into the most wonderful antihero ever)! I can't wait for more! Also first Michigan Snow!!!!! That was fun.

So, really not a lot happened but it's the big things that make it feel like that a lot happened.

Now that I know what things have in store for me I can probably get all settled into a routine again. I like routines. They make me feel centered.

And with that I leave you with picture things of food and happy things!

Recap accomplished!

Holy Crap! A Recap of November
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Holy Crap! A Recap of November

Friday, November 6

This album has only been out for a bit, but Lin-Manuel Miranda has out done himself this round. He's the main force from In The Heights a few years back and now created one of my new top favorite musicals ever. I love it! Go find it and listen to it forever. Also in the middle of reading the book it's based on it's brilliant too.
#fridayjams (2)
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#fridayjams (2)

Wednesday, November 4

I love that NASA just put out the biggest job ad out there today.

I assume, because the lovely Charles Bolden didn't come out and say it but basically did, it's because they have an astronaut shortage. NASA wants to do cool shit! They need bodies! Why would you not want to be one?!

If I actually majored in the things that are required I would totally find a way to get my fear of heights out of the way and get my butt up there, but alas art major (That's what I went to school for lately right? Art? By the way on major change #3. ><).

So, if you meet the requirements, and haven't heard 20 million other people freak out like I am over this, go do it! They start taking everybody's entries next month so polish off those resumes and get physically fit-ish!

Go, space things, go!

(Also, I will be your personal Earth cheerleader if you succeed in making it into the program!)

Picture: This is Samantha Cristoforetti and she, next to the Kelly brothers, is my favorite astronaut! This is a screenshot of her showing you how to use the bathroom. My favorite video is of her showing you how they shower up there. She does other videos but I'm five and I like knowing weird stuff! >< Also I know she's not NASA but they all know and respect each other up there so no big whoop!

NASA needs Astronauts!
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NASA needs Astronauts!

Tuesday, November 3

I have officially been in Michigan the longest I have ever been!

It's still a little surreal, but I think I'm in my bubble space still a bit. To be honest I don't want my bubble to burst, so we're going to pretend that is not a possibility and pray that it never will!

Also, employment has been gained! I'm really excited about that. There were not any upper retail management positions available when I started looking, but I have part-time key-holding position at Francesca's now. It's a step down, but they know I'm in it to win it and I am determined to show 'em what I got to move up their ladder. I start next week and the beautiful bonus of this location is that 1) literally next door to Starbuck's, 2) no awful Thanksgiving/Black Friday hours!, and 3) the latest they close period is 8pm!!! Crazy talk I know but it's going to be wonderful. I can't wait to start!

Official dating life, when we can, is also quite lovely. I like it.

Boxes are halfway being undone, so there's that.

Until other things of thought come!

Officially settled!
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Officially settled!

Saturday, October 17

I did it!

On Wednesday, I got my very tired butt up at five in the morning and proceeded to the airport courtesy of my grandparents to start my journey. It was really hard especially saying good-bye to the fur babies. There was serious talk of sneaking Buttons into my backpack and if anyone asked he was going to be my therapy animal, but Mom did not think that was a great idea. Plus, Mom needs Buttons to balance the crazy that is Earline sometimes. ><

It's Pops from Regular Show! ><
I did get to draw on a pumpkin before I left though! Mom has to have some kind of Halloween decoration up because I know she'll go straight into just fall things with out it!

Both of my flights were long and of course nauseating because I don't do traveling well. Never have never will and this was with meds too! 

Luckily, the end result was coming to my new home to a bed and naps because my beloved had to work all day so naps were naturally what would happen.

The next day was good. A lot of snuggle catching up and then I became a work tag-a-long because he was showing Hook at work and I love that movie a lot so why not! That was fun.

Yesterday was filled with scoping out places to work. Ugh, how I don't want that to happen, but apparently it is an necessity. I have a couple of places I'm thinking about, but the real challenge is my head and not to live there while trying to do this job searching thing.

Today, was a lazy day filled with rabbit hole of TV catching up and then a really good documentary about the mid-80s/early-90s Disney movies called, "Waking Sleeping Beauty". I highly recommend it to my Disney-phile friends and relatives who love that kind of thing.

So, that was my half a week of a new thing. It feels like vacation still because that's when I used to be able to come up here and enjoy things. I'm excited to do things and see where they go.

Snow is coming. I'm excited. I just hope my things come before it decides to become SNOW!!!!

From 90 degrees to freezing my butt off...well not yet at least
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From 90 degrees to freezing my butt off...well not yet at least