Thursday, December 22, 2011

I want teal hair!

Ever since I saw the move Aquamarine I've wanted teal/aqua streaks in my hair. I've been thinking about this a long time and I think I'm finally ready to defy my mom and do it! After my ear piercings are healed, of course. It would be hell and stupid to try to dye my hair with my ears all sensitive to infection (I got 4 more ear-holes on Tuesday!).The hair that started it all (above)! Sara Paxton plays a mermaid who is looking for love with a human teenage boy. A cute lifeguard, as it turns out. This movie is silly and rather childish... and I LOVE it!!
This hair is really pretty, too. The dark brown-black color is also nice. I think this is pretty much what I want.

This one's probably my favorite of all the pictures. I used to wear my hair in beautiful, long fishtails. I suppose I'll put the streaks in when it's long again. I'm thinking March or April. But I'm getting my tattoo in February. I figure, if I'm going to turn 18, I might as well get some use out of it and do all the thing that I want to do that my family isn't exactly ecstatic about. Which means dying my hair and getting a small, tasteful tattoo. Oooo, what a rebel! You know, I could be going to keggers and having sex. So my family should consider themselves lucky. So there.
I love this song:)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Winter Solstice/Yule Crochet Gifts

(I didn't make any of the hats shown, hopefully I can get some pics up of some of the ones I've made!)
This year, for Winter Solstice, I figured out from a Youtube video how to crochet winter beanies. I started collecting yarn from thrift stores and I've made quite a few hats and scarves. It's funny, I used the same pattern for all the hats but they all turned out differently. A few of them decided to be slouchy chunky berets, some are a little longer and have pompoms, and some are simple beanies. They have their own distinct personalities:) Actually, it's probably just because I keep losing my place and adding or forgetting rows... I had to be creative in my color mixes for the stripes because I kept running out of each color. That's the only problem with buying all your yarn from thrift stores, they may be only $0.25 but there's never quite enough. That's okay though, it adds a little more homemade-ness. I've heard that Michael's often has sales on yarn and I think I'll check it out. I other news: my sister and brother-in-law are visiting from NorCal and I love them! I made them hats, too:) With various shades of blue and gray and some black and white. Really, whatever cool colors I had left over. And by "cool colors" I mean blue, green, violet, teal...
My mom is learning guitar! She's always wanted to and I'm so very proud. I'm listening to her play Fleetwood Mac songs now:)
Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy Hanuka! Happy Yule! Happy Winter Solstice! Happy secular winter gift-giving time! really, just have a nice winter. There's no snow here. In Idaho. The land of the never-ending, freeze-your-ass-off winters. I'm getting a bit concernicus. I hope there's snow for Christmas/Yule/Winter solstice... Why am I using all these fragments?
P.S.: look at this. It always helps me when I'm depressed. Which, thanks to my bi=polar-ness, is about exactly pretty much half the time. You should also check out ALL of the "best ofs". Especially "the Alot" and "dogs don't understand basic concepts, like moving".

Thursday, December 1, 2011


It's probably a little weird, but I really love the character Ophelia from Shakespeare's Hamlet. I understand her. She's always trying so very hard to please everyone around her- but everyone seems to want something different! She's a crazy singing lunatic who has made some questionable decisions and been walked all over by idiots in her life. And her name is so pretty... This is a painting by J.W. Waterhouse, my favorite artist. She was picking flowers in a field. I like how this photograph is in a bathtub. It modernizes the story and seems darker somehow.
This one I found on Etsy and attached a link to the page so you can look at it and buy it and whatnot.
Ophelia was Hamlet's love interest in the play, but Hamlet was so distracted by his father's death that he didn't notice how she was affected by his ignoring her and his "pretended madness". I, personally, think hamlet really was crazy but that's a matter of opinion. Ophelia may have been completely nuts but the songs she sang during her madness were so appropriate to the situation. "He is dead and gone, lady, he is dead and gone/ at his head a grass green turf/at his heels a stone" Her father had just died and Hamlet had forsaken her. Poor pretty Ophelia. I would love to be her in a play, I'd be really good at her crazy scenes. She starts singing to the king about inappropriate things (that tend to make me think that she and Hamlet had been a little more 'serious' than people thought) "tomorrow is St. Valentines Day and and all the morning betime/and I a maid at your window to be your Valentine/ and up he rose and donned his clothes and dupped the chamber door/ let in the maid that out a maid never departed more" I love that.
On the topic of madness, here are some of my favorite quotes:
"Gallus Vibius strained his mind so hard to understand the essence and impulses of insanity that he dragged his judgement off its seat and never could get it back again; and he could boast of having become mad through wisdom."- Montaigne
"All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher"- Ambrose Bierce
"We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe"- Johann von Goethe
"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity"- Edgar Allen Poe
"A mite whimsical in the brainpan"- Firefly (I got this on a pin:)
So, this is probably the craziest post I've ever done. I hope it was enjoyable!