Hi guys! I’ve been trying very hard to keep smiles on my face lately. We are still very much struggling after being displaced by the ever so lovely Hurricane Sandy. Yes, I am aware that it was months ago but there have been a lot of lingering effects and after putting out so much money in such a short amount of time, catching up to a point where we aren’t behind has not been easy.
But fortunately, I signed a lease for my very first apartment in late November and we’ve been slowly unpacking and getting things sorted even months later. It has been a consistent struggle and we’ve just about exhausted our resources. Not to mention our emotions and sanity being on the fritz and we’ve been at each others throats so, we’re struggling just as hard to keep the peace with the small things. Going out to the movies now and then, ordering take out and staying in to snuggle up and have our own movie night, board game nights, video game nights, having friends over. They don’t come easy when we’re ready to pull out our hair but it is completely necessary to take a moment to breathe in the midst of all the chaos. And sometimes we even splurge a little when we know we shouldn’t because we need to treat our selves to a little something or all the struggle would be for naught. So, here’s to keeping the important stuff in perspective and not losing sight of our own happiness and sanity in the midst of it all.
In other news, I truly believe that there isn’t one gpoy photo of me that doesn’t have the busiest background in all the land. Who needs paint when you have cool things to put on your wall?
So, I really shouldn’t have spent money on this. But it was just sooooo shiny and pretty, so I did. Tomb Raider Limited Edition controller! It’s got all these nifty scratches and grooves in it and the corner which I’m assuming is supposed to give off a bandaged effect has a pretty cool texture to it as well. It’s even got this weathered, dirty paint effect going on. So now I have a choice between this and trusty C-3P0. Both of which are not allowed to be handled by others,
I’m awaiting my pre-ordered collectors edition in the mail because my local Gamestop stores didn’t have it in stock anymore. Yes, I’m kind of going all out for this one. After playing it at NYCC in October, I was pretty pumped about it.
No make up and Galactus all up on my shirt.
And a funky eye, apparently.
- Friend: How obsessed are you with Harry Potter on a scale of 1-10?
- Me: 9 and 3/4
In other news, it looks like I have strange space armor on. Back/neck pain forever.
GUISE. GUISE! LOOK. LOOK AT IT. LOOOOOOK.
So after digging through the treasure chest of lenses and camera bodies that my grandfather gave me, I finally found a combination that almost works. This is an Olympus OM-1n paired with a Tamron 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 lens which is affixed with an very irritating Tamron Adaptall-2 ring. As far as I know, this one just needs a battery. And it looks like there might be mold in the viewfinder but hopefully that can be cleaned. I also have a Canon T90 which might have a broken shutter and a Minolta X-700 which has just a spring where the shutter release should be. And a slew of other lenses.
It’s not my grandfather’s Minolta, which I’d really like to be using, but it’s a temporary fix until I can get it shipped to me. I’m going to try and get the Minolta X-700 fixed in the mean time though because it seems to be flawless aside from the missing shutter release button. At least I have something to shoot with for my assignment next week. IF I can figure out how to use the damned thing.
In other news, dirty hair, fucked up make up and dark circles under my eyes. Attractive.
Oh, hi tumblr. Due to an immense lack of sleep, I’m fucking exhausted. Someone is smoking the most potent weed in the world outside my window. I’m apparently being harassed by people that I don’t know. I’m 3 different kinds of frustrated. I’m severely anxious about starting school after wasting 3 years. I’m in serious want of a friendly counterpart, preferably of the nerd variety. I’m about to give up on the male species all together, not that it wasn’t a long time coming or anything. Haters are definitely hating at an all time high right now. I’ve experienced way too much let down in a small amount of time. I look like a fucking disaster. I’ve been subconsciously incorporating the words frak & fraking into my daily vocabulary. That probably has something to do with the BSG marathon I’m doing. I’m awaiting the Mass Effect 3 launch and the R2-D2 Xbox launch VERY eagerly. I’m madly in love with my PS Vita. I may have a serious problem with window shopping for rockabilly/pin-up type clothing.
This have been random facts with Brianna. TL;DR. But no ones actually going to read this so it’s cool.