Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pinning

Is it the new "winning"? Or maybe "pwning"? Whatever it is, it's fun.


However, here's my gripe with Pinterest: It makes me spend money on things, and it's making me decorate the house I don't have. I will say that it feeds me pretty well, though. Man, people out there really know how to cook!


Okay, so this spending money thing... I have discovered a brand of nail polish that I am now nearly obsessed with. I went from never having heard of this brand to owning five of their colors. In two weeks. Seriously. And it's not exactly cheap.


Oh well. Anyway. It's called Butter London. Yeah, I'm sure there are people out there who have been using it for years. Sorry. I am now on the bandwagon. Er, nailwagon.


On top of spending money on nail polish and having "nail polish theatre" (to borrow a phrase from a friend) every week, Pinterest has made me want things - carpets, stairs, a themed bedroom - for a house I don't have!


My - very concise - thoughts on Pinterest: It's great when you're bored, but expect to want things you don't need and to spend way too much time in front of your computer screen. And beware of compulsive spending! You will fall in love with things you see!


To finish up, I have some pictures of the Butter London polishes I've tried so far.



Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My New Hobby

I have recently started teaching myself how to crochet. And by that, I mean I have recently started watching numerous YouTube videos. Seriously, though...I've learned so much.

I would like to brag that I've mastered the chain stitch, single, double, and half-double crochets, and crocheting in the round. Granted, I usually have to go back and re-learn some steps if I take a few days off from my hobby, but then I just get right back into it.

I made a hat! I'll add a picture.

I have also started making hats for friends, a scarf for my Madre, and my next projects will be a headband and an infinity scarf.

My yarn collection has become slightly ridiculous in a very short amount of time.

I find myself becoming anxious in situations where all I want to do is be at home on the couch making some creation.

Moral: I found a good hobby.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Slacking, But for Good Reason

My blog post for today is here:

erichdonahue.blogspot.com

It has tons of meaning, so go read it!

And here's a squirrel!
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