November 26, 2012

Please let me introduce – the Interruption

Posted in Big Changes, Happy News at 3:45 pm by wangeli

So, as usual, posts have been erratic. I’m always planning to post on a regular basis, but life has this way of throwing a wrench in my plans. Right now, one of my wrenches is named Belladonna – Bella for short. She’s almost 4 months old, black and white and shows signs of severe ADD and mental retardation. Tye swears up and down that she’s a normal kitten and that’s what you do when you are that young. All I know is that she needs constant watching…. and that if there’s ever silence in the apartment then she’s probably breaking something, stuck in something or asleep. And lately, it seems like there is a lot of the first and second. Bella came from the basement of my best friend’s apartment, a second generation of kitties from a pregnant stray (Momma cat) that showed up a few years ago. Momma cat moved on, but she left behind a little baby girl cat that turned around and had her first litter right before DragonCon. Well, Laura got that cat neutered and convinced Tye that he needed one of the kittens (He did). So I wound up driving 7 hours with a completely and totally crazy kitten to bring her home to live with my equally crazy cat and boyfriend. We’re quite a family.

Bella is a handful. She likes sitting on my keyboard when I open my computer, climbs into the oven, dishwasher and fridge, eats people food and trash and chases Pepper. I swear that she is a whirlwind of trouble…. every freaking second of the day. And she’s working on honing her killing instinct on feet, hands, pillows and even her tail. Oh yeah, and it’s Christmas time, so she has a tree that I’m having a time teaching her not to climb. Bella is definitely testing the limits of trouble-making cuteness.

Oh and she’s made a point of reminding us that she’s still a wild, free basement kitty. She’s outgoing and “chill” around us, but when guests come over, she gets skittish. So who wants to come over to my house and make the kitten uncomfortable. She’s lucky she’s so cute.

Speaking of cuteness – here are a few pictures to show you what I’m having to live with. All I have to say is Poor Pepper!


August 17, 2012

The Best Laid Plans

Posted in Apartment, Big Changes, Dragon Con 2012, Happy News, Steampunk tagged , at 3:55 pm by wangeli

Normally by this point in time, I’d be blogging madly about the outfits I’m making for DragonCon and all of my big plans for that weekend. But instead – I moved to a different state.

I’m going to go to DragonCon, but the move has eaten up most of my money and all of my time – so it’s a reuse and redo D*C for me. And since I won’t have a hotel room – I can’t have 60 outfits to look all cute in. Even more sadness šŸ˜¦

But don’t worry friends and fans, I’ll still have some posts about D*C, some outfits to show off and all of that other stuff… šŸ™‚

And I’m steampunking my new apartment – mostly because my boyfriend doesn’t care what I do as long as I don’t spend him broke. So budget steampunking it is!

You can steampunk anything!

December 27, 2011

Christmas Shout Outs!

Posted in Happy News, Holidays at 12:16 am by wangeli

I love getting things – any sort of things. So I’m even happy when I get socks and tupperware. So my gift receiving happiness bar is set pretty low. But this year my friends and family blew it out of the water. I got some really amazing gifts!

So a special shout out to everyone who went above and beyond with gifts! Here are my absolute favorites that make me feel so super loved:

  • My very own Dress Form! Thanks Rebecca
  • A handmade steampunk light with an Edison Bulb and cage! A one of a kind piece from Laura
  • An underbust corset, which will be the core of my Edwardian Ball outfit from Andrew!
  • The Never Ending Story from my brother and sister-in-law.
  • An absolutely gorgeous necklace from Nessa
  • And I got a ton of wonderful stuff from my Mom and Step-dad, but my favorite so far is the pitcher with an ice core! Amazing!!
  • My very first grownup umbrella from my Dad…

I got a ton of other amazing things, but these were the things that blew my mind with their awesomeness… IĀ  just needed to share them with you!

December 9, 2011

Super Excited!!!

Posted in Happy News, Steampunk, Vacation at 4:18 pm by wangeli

So I’m super excited! Did you already get that? Well here’s why – I’m going to the Edwardian Ball in LA! Woohoo!!

This is be my first trip West Coast ever! Already a big treat on its own. AND Hello giant Steampunk party!! And this is how official it is – I’ve bought plane tickets. Now I just need tickets to the party AND an outfit. What?! Okay – got some work to do…

Hoorah last minute outfits – thanks to DragonCon – I know you well…

October 12, 2011

A Happy Sock Surprise

Posted in Happy News, Lolz at 8:10 pm by wangeli

Wow – I ordered my socks on Friday and even with the holidays, I got them on Tuesday. Color me impressed!

So Thanks Sock Dreams – I’m now rocking awesomely cool socks in these chilly days… now I just need some better clothes!

October 10, 2011

Bye Bye Wicked!

Posted in Happy News at 5:29 pm by wangeli

Wow – Wicked is finally over and I’m actually going to have a chance to have a life again.. Well as much of a life as I’ve ever had. And with Christmas up ahead – it looks like it’s getting close to time for me to break out the sewing machine and start crafting! Well after I recover from putting in 0ver 80 hours working last week.

But here’s an exciting tidbit! Fall around here doesn’t mean a lot – need to change most of my wardrobe, but I have broken out my sock and boot collection! Yippee! And thanks to SockDreams, I actually have super cute socks to wear. Now I think I’ll buy a real grownup purse or two, and be cute from head to toe!

April 25, 2011

Wedding Trip

Posted in Happy News at 4:34 am by wangeli

So awhile back, Andrew and I attended my friend Rebecca’s wedding. She had an offbeat wedding at the Auburn University Museum. It was a beautiful ceremony – done at Sunset and great fun to see all of my old friends. Andrew was sad because they roped off the art and we couldn’t see anything. Boo – bad museum. So here are a few pictures:

Everyone is Irish on St Pat’s Day

Posted in Happy News at 3:36 am by wangeli

It hasn’t been all work and toil – I went out with my friends for St Pat’s. Here are the pictures to prove it!

March 23, 2011

Happy Days are here! Again!

Posted in Apartment, Big Changes, Happy News at 2:14 am by wangeli

Ahh there is something about Spring… I’m drugged to the hilt with my allergy medicine! There is Spring in the Air. And I’ve started a new job.

I love my new job – of course, they give me snacks and sodas! And they play with Nerf guns!! And their office is totally steampunk. It is awesome!! But enough about that… seriously – there is more good news.

So… After a while of floating on Laura’s couch and looking, but not loving, new apartments – I’ve finally found a new place. So in the future, I will have a new apartment. What does that mean for you? It totally means that you’re going to get some new decorating posts! And since Laura isn’t pushing me out the door (Yet), I can slowly move in. Yippee!! Maybe I’ll steampunk my new place… maybe…

So look forward to that readers!

March 10, 2011

Hi Internet World – I’m back!

Posted in Big Changes, Happy News at 6:46 am by wangeli

So I know that I haven’t been around in a while… a long while… And I’m sure most of the internet has forgotten that I’m alive. Sorry about that. But I’ll be honest with you. First, if it wasn’t for my sudden and very unusual bout of insomnia, I wouldn’t be updating this blog at this point. And I really only write for myself… and my mom… oh yeah and you šŸ˜‰

I guess you want to know what has brought me back – well it’s good news!! After a very long time being sadly laid off – I’ve found a new job that doesn’t involve trays and does include health insurance. I start next week and I’m a little nervous, but hoping for more good days then bad. And a stash of M&Ms. I am excited to show off my new tea drinking abilities in an office setting.

And there is more good news – now that I have a job, I can move off of my friend’s couch and into my own home. I’ve actually found a few that I like, but as always, am having commitment issues. But you know how much I like moving into a new place!! And I’ve been inspired by Steampunk Home ( – so I may bring my new steampunking hobby into more than just my clothes. So hopefully I’ll have awesome pictures of a new place to post.

But in the months and months that I’ve been gone, I have gone out and done stuff. And, since I’m up anyways, I guess I’ll post a few updates! Enjoy!!

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