Things I like today, retail therapy.

I waited over a week. Ok, only 8 days but that is still over a week. And I still wanted the Fossil wallet. My current wallet, as you can see in the video was a cheap forever21 buy and was falling apart. I decided I needed a new big girl wallet, to make my new big girl age. Lets face it, I will not be forever 21. I refuse to be the middle aged woman complaining she can't fit into the medium. UMMM Mrs that's a juniors medium scoot your butt over to Christopher Banks. Anyway, I am super excited and can't wait to fill it up with all my wallet goods.


I'm an AUNT!

Well... kind of. I mean I've been asking my brothers to knock their girlfriends up but they just wont do it. COME ON. Hmmph. Good thing my big brother Erik adopted this adorable little peanut last week. Her names Laney, after Lois Lane of course. She's just 12 weeks old and came from an abusive dog breeder. Laney weights a whopping 2 lbs 4oz! what!?! I poop bigger than that. Eww. Forget I said that. Shes about two thirds ears.. a little dumbo of a pup. She follows Erik around like her life depends on it. It's the cutest damn thing I've ever seen. I'm a proud little Auntie.


Things I like today, prints

new wall


I dont know who made the "IT IS OK FOR ME TO HAVE EVERYTHING I WANT" print, but I fell in love with it. Seriously. I can have my cake and eat it too. Just watch.

Also, yesterday was my 333 post, with 33 blogger followers, that was kind of neat to see. Double also, I bought my mom a bouquet from Whole Foods. It rang up half off, not on purpose. YES!


Things I make, anti feminist remarks

Mothers Advice
Screen Prints on Lectra

I designed and printed these yesterday. I am sorry if this offends you. Wal Mart must have been out of sense of humors the day you went to the store. Judgmental, yes. Ignorant, no. That being said, I made these for my art and psychology class. We were discussing Freud and Lacon, I have no want to explain this to you. For it drains the crap out of me.


oh hey, crossed eyes.

Nice of you to hang out with me in the screen printing lab, aka central studio. Yeah, I'm a dork. I know. I made some prints today, that are funny and I think they look quite nice. Although you feminists... you might not appreciate them. I'll try to scan them at school tomorrow!

Also, the lady behind the deli counter at safeway said to me "I usually hate those old style glasses, like dont you guys know those are from the 40's and 50's?.... but they look good on you." Awkward lady. Was that a compliment? 'Cause it didnt feel like one.


Things I like today, girl scout cookies

heaven on earth. 'nough said.

Here you go Marko.

I am not posting pictures of birds on my blog because I'm cool and from Portland, I am posting pictures as proof to Marko. Plus, we all know I am not cool and really a Washington native. Yes, I am aware these pictures are crappy, it's not like I'm in art school people, don't be so judgmental.

Also, in case you guys were wondering, monkeys are not native to Washington state. Because sometimes boys are silly and try to convince me of such things. I did mama proud and proved him wrong.


Things I make, screen printing

This is a project I made for my screen printing class. Representing fabrics and color swatches from my grandmothers house. Its not easily seen in the photo but theres some flocking going on along with some gold leafing. The project was a lot of fun to work on but I am looking forward to doing some more traditional prints for the class.

Random Rachael Fact

One time I had the roof of my mouth skinned, then stitched onto other parts of my gums. In the long run its worked out really well. But at the time, wearing a plastic retainer covering my entire exposed raw roof of my mouth, really sucked.

Gross, right?


Thoughts on things.

  1. If you live 2 blocks from a PF Changs location, like me, you can order a sweet and sour chicken kids meal for pick up for under $5. Super easy, feeds me for two meals.
  2. I believe in gender roles, I am not a close minded pig.
  3. I don't know why WATSON on Jeopardy was not celebrated like national holiday or at least a sporting event.
  4. I do not like reading art theory.
  5. I love sushi and gossiping with David.

Oh hey being sick, welcome to 2011

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I hurt in the above places. Mentally add my knee to the gif. I had a vacuuming accident.


I have the best friends.

Who make me "you dont need that jerk" valentines day videos.

Karen, David, Cat, I love you. So much more than this says.


Things i like today, acoustic guitar

I just thought this video was cute. And by the video I mean the boys in the video.

I've noticed the last couple of nights, that I can hear the faint sound of an acoustic guitar through my walls. I never really hear my neighbors through the walls and this sweet sound of some lovely playing really makes me very happy.

twentyfive eat your heart out

First off, Natalie and I made these cupcakes, we were both very proud.

I had a great 9 days of celebrating my 25th birthday, thank you to everyone who contributed, all my friends who keep me in check and all my family for being so awesome.

I am going to give a very "short" version of the 9 day extravaganza.

I kicked my birthday week off with Chrissy on her birthday, February 3rd, at Rogue Brewery.

During the week I:

I had Ruby Ales and tots with Noelle at McMenamins at the Crystal Ball Room, I knocked stuff off a shelf at an art supply store, and we got asked if we were seeing the Social D show. No, we were not.

Holly picked me up for some birthday shopping at Clakamas, for lunch I ate a cinnabon and milk. I wish there was a Cinnabon next door to me. Dear Jakes, please move out and let Cinnabon take over your lease.

I met up with Martha Lewis at Tugboat Brewery for the best gossip ever. But their power went out and Martha and I wandered over to Clyde Commons, because Martha is classy. We ate cod fritters, brussel sprouts, seafood in a squid ink sauce, fried liver... and something else? Who knows, it was delicious and the Gin was also especially good. Mama Lewis, you crack me up.

I brought rootbeer/orange cream floats to my Theory and Practice class, happy birthday to me guys!

My parents took me to Bridgeport, where my father told the waitress my birth story, she was moved and we got a free round of beers. True story. We also ate some great pasta and my mom and I eyed my friend Chris in the kitchen. So technically a friend made me dinner, I think.

Then off to Rogue for that free birthday beer. Which I dont know if you can tell in the last post, but that beer was bigger than my head. Yes, I did finish it. Yes, I was very loud from that point on.

David had a beer with me, was a doll about carrying my birthday flowers(which were left in his car. oops.) Took me to NW 21st, where I used the bathroom at North 45, only to realize my friends were at the bar next door playing ping pong.

Hello Chrissy, I deleted the photos, I promise. Abigael, I am sorry I didnt call you the next night to go to the strip club, it really was a better idea when I was drunk. Why is it everyone wants to buy you a beer/shot on your birthday? Do they not see you are clearly intoxicated? I could clearly tell I was but did not want to be rude and turn down another beer. This is what being 25, single, and in college is all about... right? I thought so.

I took the day after my birthday off work. Best decision I've ever made me in my life.

Saturday, the 12th, I had my family birthday part at my parents house, with the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, third cousins, friends and of course my favorite 4 year old.

Wow. No wonder I am worn out today. Tomorrows Valentines day. Im pretending I have a boyfriend who's going to buy me chocolates, I understand it makes me look crazy. Shut up, dont judge. This last week has reminded me I am surrounded by people who love me very very much. I need not forget that when I mope for 3 seconds about how a certain someone didn't call me on my birthday. It's ok his mother, aunt, cousin and sister in law all wished me a happy birthday. I love/miss you guys so much. His poor next girlfriend, she has a lot to live up to. :)

Phew. Ok, the birthday/week has come and gone. Hello 25 years of age, I hope the grandness continues through out the entire year.

Oh and update, that super awkward date with the 24 year old sexy teacher a couple of weeks ago? He called me and we hung out again, as friends. Kind of. I might of been his first kiss. EVER. it was on the cheek. The poor fella/lucky me. Really though, lucky him too. I'm a catch. hahahahahaha. ok enough already.


The day after, aka dehydration

i am so happy i took the day off work. i'll give a birthday recap when im not a zombie.


Happy Birthday to ME!

I know everyone hate the sound of their voice, but i love mine. that is sarcasm. I have no idea why the sound is off, i tried uploading it directly and through youtube. if you want to see the version that is not messed up, come to my apartment.

My birthday weekend officially starts now!


Life does not get cuter than this

This made my heart break into a million little cute pieces.


things i like today, Single Girls

I know, its another bad love song. shoot me.

things i like today, home made frosting

I am very exciting to eat this by the spoon full.
I'm in a total bitch mood. Sometimes I just can't help it.


Dear Elevator

Dear Elevator,

I know I usually take the stairs up to my 3rd floor studio but I really do love you for all your convenience. You've delivered me to the correct floor unharmed 85% of the time. But when you pinch my fingers, it hurts. I still wouldn't have you any other way. Except... why the hell are you so damn small? Seriously, I dont know how my bed fit in you. I am shocked my couch made it through your doors, I'm sure Uncle Jimmy & Erik did some wizardry there.



I need your help.

Does anyone have any good links to recipes, decorating ideas, quick easy and cheap birthday party stuff? I turn 25 February 10th and I'm having a small(my families not very small) birthday celebration at my parents house. I would like to decorate and have a theme of some sort, but Idk. I like the idea of going with one color, like turning my parents house into a pink fun house but im lacking inspiration.



Best VW Commericial Ever

This is not only hilarious and cute but also puts high standards on my future perfect life.


Dear February

(I was named after this sailor, aka Uncle Michael)

I'm really excited about my birthday.
I'm a little less excited about turning 25.
I can't wait to finish projects that I've started for school.
I love the lovey dovey valentines day shabazz.
I hope the Packers win.
I hope I eat my weight in chocolates.
I'm aching to visit my cousins.
I can't wait for normal paychecks.
One month closer to summer.
I hope my heat bill goes down.
I hope the ground hog sees his shadow.
I'm excited to grow new relationships.
I hope to set up that doctors appointment, so i can start running.