Thursday, November 8, 2012

I'm Engaged!!!!

Sooooo excited!! My boyfriend of two years proposed today!!  Our second anniversary of our first date was yesterday, but I had to work, so we went out today.  We took a walk in the park like on our first date.  It was raining, but we both love the rain, so we took an umbrella.  We walked up to the upper duck pond and he started talking about our first date.  Then, all of a sudden he took out the ring box and got down on one knee!  I bawled.  The ring is absolutely gorgeous!!  Beyond anything I could ever have imagined!





Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Corset Progress...

So, I've finished sewing the lining and inserted the busk.  When I sewed the lining, I had originally meant it to be only for the mockup, but then decided to use it for the actual corset instead of wasting fabric.  The lining is twill and the outer fabric is coutil.  I cut it on the cross-grain as it doesn't stretch as much...it does on the bust and hips, but the waist doesn't and that's really all that matters.

This is the first time I've ever inserted a spoon busk, but I think I did a pretty darn good job, if I say so myself. lol

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Corsets...


I'm finally getting back into corsetting....it was hard to wear them when I worked for the hotel as I had to bend so much...and to be honest, I was lazy.  I started making a new one towards the end of working there, but I got bored and stopped...I have a tendency to switch interests in the middle of stuff.  It usually cycles between corsets, knitting, and The Sims.  I then picked it back up a couple weeks ago and finished it...however, I was 35lbs. lighter when I started it, so the waist was waaaay too small. lol  So, I finally decided to come to terms with having Rufus back (a nickname given to my gut by my sister. lol) and have decided to make a bigger one that will actually fit.  I'm using the pattern by Laughing Moon, which I used on my first (real) corset, as I've always liked the shape it gave me.

Here's a picture of what it looked like...sorry they're so fuzzy...my sister took them on her phone (one of those pay as you go, crap ones).  This was back in January 2010.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Bummed and hurt...

Ok, so yesterday I tried to change my availability at work to 7pm instead of 9pm because I really don't like coming home that late.  It throws off your whole schedule, you know...you eat later, and are hyper so you can't sleep right away, especially if you need to go in early the next day.  Also, I'm developing night blindness when I drive...seriously...it's a frightening experience for me to drive at night because all the lights blur into eachother....

Anywho, so I went in and turned in the request form...15 minutes later I was called to the office and the store manager...the head honcho...was there and told me that if I was serious about it, then she'd have to let me go...ok, I get that...I'm a new associate and need to be more flexible...but then she went on to say that my availability was overlooked somehow and that had she known that I was only willing to work until 9pm, that she would never have hired me in the first place...wow...so, basically I was hired by accident and the only reason why they're keeping me there is because they really need cashiers to get through the holidays.  I just feel so wretched and worthless right now....

Also, today was incredibly hectic, as it's friday and most people got paid, and I was constantly putting in action codes to get money and other things...9 times out of 10 a CSM never came...so I was giving people change in ones...like one person I had to give them $17 in ones!  I don't know if they were ignoring me on purpose or if they were all just extremely busy...which most of the time they didn't look like they were...but I felt so alone and ignored all freakin day long...and both my breaks and lunch were off...  I went to both breaks about 15 minutes late and went to lunch 25 minutes late...I'm starting to hate this place more and more by the day.

Anywho...rant over....

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Walmart...

Got a permanent job at Walmart as a cashier...I was really hopeful at first because I love Walmart...then I realised that I only love SHOPPING at Walmart. lol Not being confined to the building for 8 hours.  Actually, I really don't even like shopping there anymore.  They closed down our little one in the town I live in and opened this new superstore a few miles down the road.  I really miss my little Walmart...it was nice not having to fight for parking or anything just to get a skein of yarn and a gallon of milk, you know.  It was small and cozy and just the right size.  I mean, it's nice to be able to get groceries and clothes in one place, but it just isn't fun anymore to roam the aisles...maybe I'm just weird...plus, I really don't get many groceries there anyway...I go to Winco a couple blocks away, which is specifically for groceries, is much cheaper, and has a wider variety of stuff.  Anywho...just ranting...and figured I'd post something, as I haven't in over a month...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Been super busy...

A new Walmart Supercenter opened up in our area and the temp agency I work for were sending people to help set it up...I was one of those people.  The store just opened today...it was a mad house...like no one had ever seen a Walmart before. lol  It was sad to see all of our hard work trashed. :(  But then, people don't really care when they go into a store, do they, what goes into putting it together...  Anywho...will start my regimen back up on Monday...gonna rest my feet for a bit before I abuse them again.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Fitness Week Two

*sighs while banging head against the wall*

Well, I hurt...more than I really should...and I gained weight...  Now, I didn't really watch what I ate, as an experiment to see if just exercising could help me at least maintain my weight, and then start dieting later on to boost the process...well, I guess I need to start dieting now...  It seems I take after my grandfather in the fact that I literally have to starve myself and workout until I can no longer stand in order to lose weight...this fucking sucks...  On a lighter note, my measurements went down fractionally...

Friday, July 20, 2012

My Simself

I uploaded my simself to Cstyles the other day.  I'm pretty proud of her.  She's kind of a 'perfect' version of me...perfect skin...no rolls. lol  She's curvy, but sims don't actually have 'rolls' so to speak...even if they're enormous...  I had to use pretty much every slider out there on the market to get her to look right...I have a weird face. lol  And you really have to, to get a realistic-ish looking sim.  She's not 100% accurate, though...I have a tattoo on my let arm of my mother's signature, a small tattoo on my left breast that I did when I was 16...no, it didn't hurt, but I do regret it...and the bottom half of my hair is copper.  You can't really do that with hair in TS3, unfortunately, so I just went with my natural dirty dishwater brown hair. lol

I really love this pic...it explains me to a T.


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Also, here's a pic of my arm tat...I love it...


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

They should make this into a movie....

I really love the Absolut Greyhound commercial...they really should make it into either a short-film, or a full length feature....I'd watch it...

Here's the full video...


Watch it full screen and in the highest quality...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Baked Mac and Cheese

I've been trying to find the perfect baked mac and cheese recipe and after severely altering Alton Brown's recipe, I think I found it. My boyfriend loves it, and I made it for my sister's wedding reception and got many compliments. I think it's all in the simplicity of it... Test it out and tell me what you think!  Also, if you need it converted to metric, let me know...

Poses I've made...

When cmomoney's Pose Player first came out, I got really excited and made a couple poses...then lost steam and stopped. lol  But, here's the one's I've done...

Smoking Pose










If anyone has any requests, though, I might get back into it...don't hold your breathe, though. lol


Edit: I uninstalled TS3 eons ago and the pictures seem have been lost to the ages. :(  But I re-attached the download links since CStyles is gone.

Tattoos I made years ago...

When Ambitions first came out and we were given the ability to have tatted sims...I jumped at the chance to create my own.... Unfortunately, I can't make them anymore because I no longer have photoshop. I've tried gimp, but they always come out fuzzy. :(  Anywho, there's a lot of them...34...

CelticCross1


CelticCross2


Fitness Day Two

Well, I damn near killed myself yesterday doing the fitness test. lol  I'm more out of shape than I thought...well, not really...just not very strong...which in all honesty, I don't really care if I can lift 50lbs easily, I just want to be able to run for 5 minutes straight without dying and to have my 23.5" corsetted waist back...

Anywho, I just did the first workout, and I'm sweating more than I thought I would...low impact, my ass. lol  I do plan on treadmilling for at least 30-45 minutes later today to burn some extra calories and to work out some of the soreness from yesterday.

Edit...just took before pics...won't post them until the end...and only if things go well. lol

Monday, July 16, 2012

Need to lose weight...

Since I quit my job at the end of February, I've gained over 20lbs. It sucked at first, but I just had to buy new jeans and a new bra, so it's starting to get really bad and noticeable. Also, I've gotten back into drinking soda, which isn't good...I was bad and bought a case the other day...I've been trying to avoid it coming to that, but yeah....

Anywho, the apartment complex where I live has a gym and I try to use the treadmill every day for at least 30 minutes, but I'm lazy and often 'forget' to do it. lol Plus, just walking on the treadmill for 30-60 minutes can get really boring.  So, I looked around on youtube for some easy workouts to do, and came across a lot of people doing stuff in their homes, and that was just too weird to watch...but then I came across some videos from a website called Fitness Blender which are quite professional looking and easy to follow. I went to the website, and found out they have a crap ton of videos for pretty much every part of the body at different intensities....and they're all free! Then I saw that for $4, they'll let you download a pdf that gives you a complete 8 week plan of which ones to do and for how long...totally grabbed that offer! Let's see if it works... It's kinda late in the day, but I'm still going to be starting today because Day 1 on the plan is just to do the fitness test.  Also, I'll probably be doing them later in the day anyway....

Also, I've decided to post my weight and measurements, not only to track my results, but also to embarrass myself into keeping it up...I'll only post them once a week, though...

So...here goes...

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Asylum Update #9

Day 16
For some reason, Johnny got stuck standing in front of the shower for several hours, and wouldn't move.  I tried to have Khalida tell him to go clean, but he wouldn't respond.  I then cancelled all his interactions, but still he wouldn't move...  I noticed that a thought bubble complaining about the broken sink kept popping up, so I fixed the sink...still didn't work.  I then moved him to see if he would snap out of whatever was wrong with him, but ended up having to reset him. :(

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Asylum Update #8

Day 12 was really boring, so I didn't bother taking pics or anything.

One thing I find kind of cool is that at work, your sim takes care of their hunger and bladder motives, so you don't really have to worry about feeding them and making them go pee before they go to work unless the bar is in the red.

Day 13
Khalida was really tired after she got home from work yesterday, so she went straight to bed, which was good because she woke up at 4:30.  This gave her enough time to plunge the toilet, pee, bathe, eat, and do some research before she went to work! :)

The crazies aren't really being that crazy...I'm a little disappointed...I was hoping that having a grumpy sim, an evil sim, and a hot-headed sim would make things more interesting...like everyone fighting with each other all the time.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Asylum Update #7

Day 9
Khalida went off to work and a few hours later, Coral broke the shower...


Friday, June 1, 2012

Asylum Update #6

I'm writing this post as I play again, so I apologise for the choppiness...

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Asylum Update #5

Wow...that was a long day of and doing nothing....and I got PAID to do it! lol

Anywho, I'm home now, and decided to get another round of simming in....sorry for the massive updates...

Asylum Update #4

I'm at a one day temp job right now, where I just sit here and sign people in all day....they told me to bring something to occupy myself, so I brought my laptop.  I tried to hold off playing my sims for a good 3 hours, but I got so bored...most of the people that were supposed to show up, haven't...

FYI...this post is being written as I'm playing, so if it doesn't flow well and seems a bit abrupt at times, that's why...

Anywho...it was day 4 still when I loaded my game...I got another message about Khalida ruining the boss's surprise birthday party...silly game...  She got home and made just enough money to cover the overdue bills...§4 left...phew! lol  I'm glad I changed everyone's clothes...wouldn't be too appropriate to have nakey sims running around while I'm at a job. lol

The other sims are busy building skills...woo more points...and then I realised that I had put two Logic skill objects in the house...chess table and telescope...oops! :p

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Asylum Update #3

Ok, so I finally got back into my game...been a couple days.  I realised that I hadn't taken any pics of the asylum itself....

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Asylum Challenge

Well, yesterday I made the patients and built the asylum.  At first I tried making it look like it was all run down, with the paint faded and peeling and all the metal rusted, but by the time I got around to the furniture and stuff, I got tired of messing with CASt. lol  I did at least try to pick vintage-y colours for the furniture, and most of the stuff doesn't match.

For the patients, I made 4 females and 4 males.  For the my non main sims I just hit the randomise button and went with the weirdest looking sims.  I did make a couple of them adults, though...I thought it might be interesting if some of the patients turned into elders at some point.  For their traits, I tried to pick some interesting combos.  I think one of them is evil, and another is a klepto...  And for their lifetime wishes, I tried to choose ones that didn't involve them needing to leave the asylum.  For my main sim's lifetime wish, I decided not to go with rolling a die to choose.  The first time I tried this challenge...this is actually my second time trying it...I ended up getting a really easy lifetime wish...just maxing out 3 skills...not very interesting.  So this time I just picked the one that seemed the hardest.

The main sim has to have the traits Insane and Loser, and the other sims all have to have the traits Insane, Hates Outdoors, and Absent-Minded.  The traits I'm listing with each picture are the traits besides those.

TS3 Challenges

I've decided to try out some of the Sims 3 challenges.  I really want to try the apocalypse challenge, but it's so damn convoluted. lol  I'm trying out the asylum challenge right now (because it's easier), to see if I have the patience to finish a challenge.  I've tried the legacy challenge before, but I got bored very quickly.  I think the farthest I've gotten was the third generation. :/  But that doesn't have very many rules...you just do whatever you want and try to make it through 10 generations.  For me, I need a bunch of rules and stuff or else I'm just gonna do what I always do with the same old sims.  That's my problem...I start out with my favourite sims and then get bored when they start having kids. lol  I'm currently playing on my boyfriend's laptop because it only has the base game.  I think it'll be easier to start out with just the base game because there's less to think about, and then eventually work up to all the expansions.  I might install Ambitions, though...I really miss the careers and some of the objects/clothes.

I'm back....

I'm back, not that anyone really noticed. lol  I deleted my old blog a while ago because I didn't feel like updating it, but thankfully the address was still available...