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jewelry dilema [10 May 2009|11:42pm]
[ mood | bouncy ]

No one really reads this, but here goes

I've picked out my circlet for the wedding. i'm getting it with an opal. http://www.medievalbridalfashions.com/forever-my-heart.htm

I'm trying to find a necklace now. Should I get a set, probably this one http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=-49997476¤tIdx=37&subCategory=-49998498%7c-49997997%7c-49997476&catentryId=1000007
or just a necklace, possibly a cameo or choker, like this? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:VRI&item=300312257822?

Next hurdle: hair

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meme [17 Feb 2009|01:26am]
stolen, as usual


-------------6 years ago----------

1.) How old were you?: 16. 11th grade.
2.) Where did you go to school? Charlotte High School
3.) Where did you work? I was in the charlotte symphony orchestra, which paid
4.) Where did you live? port charlotte
5.) Where did you hang out? home, dana's house, pip's house
6.) Did you wear glasses? nope
7.) Who was your best friend(s): pip and dana
8.) How many tattoos did you have? none
9.) How many piercings did you have? ears
10.) What car did you drive? mom's suv
11.) Had you been to a real party? lol, no. just sleep overs
12.) Had You had your heart broken? no

-------------3 years ago----------

1.) How old were you?: 19
2.) Where did you go to school? University of Florida
3.) Where did you work? publix bakery (seasonal)
4.) Where did you live? Gainesville/port charlotte
5.) Where did you hang out? across the hall, or matt's dorm.
7.) Who were your best friend(s)? amy, jess, scott, matt
9.) How many tattoos did you have? none
10.) How many piercings did you have? still just my ears
11) What car did you drive? didn't
12) Had your heart broken? felt guilty for breaking someone else's...



1.) How old are you?: 22
2.) Where do you go to school? notter school of pastry arts
3.) Where do you work? publix bakery
4.) Where do you live? orlando
5.) Where do you hang out? My house, scott's dorm
7.) Who are your best friend(s)? matt...everyone from college really
i9.) How many tattoos do you have? none
10.) How many piercings do you have? STILL only the ears
11) What car do you drive? brilliant blue pt cruiser ♥
12) Had your heart broken? nope

1 MINUTE AGO: filling out further up
1 HOUR AGO: talking to matt and watching top gear
1 DAY AGO: finishing my artisan breads notebook.
1 YEAR AGO: trying to make it through my senior year. one more research paper...

I LOVE: matt
I HATE: people that can't drive
I FEAR: spiders
I FEEL: bored
I HIDE: umm...stuff
I KNOW: the 8 major functions of eggs in baking
I THINK: working and going to school sucks

First piercing: 12
First credit card: never had one

Last big car ride: to Gainesville for Hoggetowne Medieval Faire
Last movie seen in theaters: Inkheart
Last food consumed: carrot cake scrap from school
Last person you texted/called: matty
Last CD played: empty hats 5
Last drink drank: orange tangerine juicy juice, i think

I AM: a pastry student
I HAVE: a brilliant fiance
I LIKE: baking
I WISH: I didn't have a dull job
I DANCE: in a rather wiggly and repetative fashion
I CRY: when I get yelled at.

COLOR: green
DAY(S): Friday
MONTH(S): October
SEASON: autumn
DRINK: mnt. dew

CRIED?: saturday, 'cause I need a weekend
HELPED SOMEONE?: yeah, about and hour ago, tho she won't know until she wakes up
SAID 'I love you'?: in the past hour
WRITTEN IN A DIARY?: that would require owning a diary
HAD A SERIOUS TALK? saturday after crying

_______ Best ________
1. Male Friend: matt
2. Female Friend: pip
3. Best Age: what? 21 i suppose
4. Best Memory: forget why, but saying 'that's why i married you' and cracking up back before we were engaged

_______ Worst ________
1. Time Of Day: early
2. Day Of The Week: mmm sunday
3. Food: red fucking peppers
4. Memory: flipping out over my crappy iced petit fours and crying in front of my class.

_______ Last ________
1. Person you saw: matt
2. Talk on the phone: matt
3. Person you kissed: matt

_______ First ________
1. Kiss: don't remember
2. Serious b/f or g/f: greg
3. Job: bakery clerk

_______ Today ________
1. What are you doing now: avoiding sleep
2. Tonight: class
3. Wearing: single-breasted chef's jacket, houndstooth pants, black non-slip shoes, and a tall white hat with pleats
4. What did you eat for lunch: swanson turkey pot pie. man i love pie.

_______ Tomorrow ________
1. Is: tasting our carrot cake, ny cheesecake, and grandma's chocolate cake
2. Got any plans: wash my hair, got to class
3. Goal: work on the bathroom
4. Dislikes about tomorrow: the possibility of 7 recipes in an 7 hour span
5. Likes about tomorrow: i get to eat cake
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Culinary School [04 Jan 2009|12:32am]
[ mood | happy ]

ok, so i've made another lj account for my pastry school stuff. we're supposed to bring a camera every day, so there should be lots of good things. dunno how often i'll post, but classes are evenings, monday through thursday.
tell your friends

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The Golden Compass [31 Dec 2008|05:32pm]
Pantalaimon. He's supposed to be an ermine. They made him a ferret in the film.



the head's a bit different.
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[26 Nov 2008|12:32am]
[ mood | tired ]

silly memes
everything memeCollapse )

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[26 Nov 2008|12:31am]
[ mood | tired ]

Alright, people. Here's what I've go so far (if you want me to imbed photos, let me know):
The ceremony and reception will be Saturday, October 10, 2009 at Leu Botanical Gardens http://www.leugardens.org/Weddings.html. I haven't picked the site yet. The ceremony will be at 10am and reception from 11am-3pm.
My dress will be from David's Bridal http://www.davidsbridal.com/bridal_gowns_detail.jsp?stid=2294&prodgroup=10.
I was thinking for bridesmaid dresses, something knee-length and in clover at David's Bridal (if everyone likes their prices) http://www.davidsbridal.com/bridesmaids_return_by_color.jsp?cfid=52 But something you'd be comfortable in, and wearing again if possible.
This is the circlet i want http://www.medievalbridalfashions.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=55 I still need to pick what color for it
and the matching necklace i may or may not get http://www.medievalbridalfashions.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=62
The colors are lavender, plum (dark purple w/some red- not violet) and moss green
There is a bit more, but i'm tired

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45 movies, 26 books [30 Jun 2008|11:02am]
[ mood | groggy ]

I has a PT Cruiser. Very bright blue. Now I just need a job.

so, the memes (yanked from E):
100 top movies, and 100 top booksCollapse )

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[20 Jun 2008|09:43pm]
[ mood | busy ]

I've been living in Orlando for about a month now. I've applied to some hotels but no one's offered me anything yet- but there's a career fair on monday at OCA.
Once I have a job, I'll buy a PT Cruiser, and officially have an adult life.
Anyone interested in wedding details?
The colors are lavender, plum, and moss green (although burgundy is easier to find than plum).
My dress (which i have yet to buy) is from david's bridal strapless a-line, very pretty
Haven't really decided anything else, but I'll be sometime fall 2009. I'll update when I have.

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[11 Jan 2008|04:12pm]
[ mood | energetic ]

My last semester is all set.
International Trade, Renaissance Masters, Marketing, Drug and Alcohol abuse, and Tae Kwan Do.
Drug and alcohol abuse is only so I can graduate. I needed 1 credit of a 3000 class, and that's 2.
I enrolled at the Le Cordon Bleu Orlando Culinary Academy!! I'm taking the patisserie and baking course, starting in august. wooo!
My admissions lady sent me a scholarship competition; you enter by filling out the form and writing a short essay. 10 finalists are chosen to bake and plate 2 desserts in 1.5 hours for judging! 1st place gets $1500, 2nd $1000, and 3rd $500.
Did I mention I don't have classes on fridays?

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my turn [11 Nov 2007|01:13am]
[ mood | crazy ]

almost finished my cloak!
another one from the other side!Collapse )

appearently there's something asian about my face?

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slightly gross, sorry [10 Nov 2007|12:11am]
[ mood | aggravated ]

I don't think I've ranted enough about my mice's eye problems.
Hestia, who got in a fight over the summer, still hasn't let her eye-area heal, because she scratches it every day. a little gross, but not infected so i don't worry too much.
The weekend before Halloween, i stayed over at my gma's to decorate. When i get home, Buttercup's eye is not only injured but infected. ARGH. It's still oozing a little, but i swab it with q-tips, and it's healing nicely (the uh...socket. no more eyeball). Not that she needs the eye, but wtf is their problem? Sheesh.
Orianna and Peach are just fine. There's just a new pecking order now...

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[09 Oct 2007|12:21am]
[ mood | tired ]

yay, a book meme!Collapse )
ugh, so much to do this month...it'll clear-up in november, tho
Reminder: I turn 21 next thursday.

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[04 Sep 2007|01:05am]
[ mood | awake ]

so Sunday was one hell of a day.
Woke up with a poisonous (i think) spider in the bathroom, which tried to charge me (though most likely he was trying to run and hide) at one point, leading me to scream and freak out everyone. Matty arrives and we go out to run some errands, and have lunch. While at lunch in CiCi's, lightning stuck far too close for comfort, and knocked out all the power for about a minute.
When we left, we were still under the overhang, and lightning hit in the parking lot AGAIN. right in front of us. It wasn't so close our hair stood up, but again far closer than we liked. (we heard a pop, not thunder) So we ducked into the nearest store, where it struck for a third time in the parking lot. Scared the crap out of us. I think I nearly climbed up matt, but I didn't scream at least.
Later on, we headed between Outback and Lowe's, and one palm tree had been snapped of at the head (just a trunk with the frond-ball on the ground).
I read that some areas lost power, one apartment caught fire, there were multiple accidents on the road, some power lines on archer went down, and some horses were electricuted when lightning hit the tree they were standing under.
wtf, gainesville? wtf?

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[22 Aug 2007|12:53am]
[ mood | tired ]

So moving in went well. I had enough time to pack well. I have a ton of kitchen stuff, but a lot of it fits in the island. the food is all in cabinets and the fridge. Yay. Got a wet/dry dustbuster that i'm quite happy with, from target for $20 (black&decker). It's got good suction, though the cup is small.
Need an access code for Finance, and hopefully Matty finds his old public econ book. And eventually my brit lit teacher will let me know what books we'll need. I'm so ready to start my senior year.
So I'd read that mice take sick and die rather quickly, but I hadn't really witnessed it before. Nooblet was fine when we got home, but then i noticed that she was not moving, her eyes were bugging out, and her mouth was hanging open while she gulped air. In about 15 minutes, she crawled down the tube, but then she started rolling, then spasmed, then was still. I wish I could've done something for her, to at least make it less painful, but it was very fast. I hope it was just her, because i'd be very upset if all my mice died.

Also, i bought an orchid a few weeks ago. My phal is lovely, but this one is a dendrobium, and green with a purple center. I believe it to be a Burana Green Star. the tag just said 'hybrid'.

some better, closer picsCollapse )
i miss my matty.

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[25 Jul 2007|09:56pm]
[ mood | happy ]

So our vacation is going well.
we've done lots of things, including going to Disney, and the Arabian Nights dinner theater.
and shopping.
so many photos, so little time...Collapse )
so yeah. one more day of fun, then i have to head home. and back to work. *sigh*.
hope everyone is having a good summer!

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[05 Jul 2007|10:23pm]
[ mood | tired ]

Ho! A proper update:
Finished matty's cloak. Came out quite well, other than the part where i melted the table top into it. And once he got home, half the clasp popped off. stupid gapped seam...
Working lots more. Woo. Including me, we have 5 people that work in the bakery. And one girl is leaving in a few weeks. They'll have to hire someone before I leave, or they'll just have a decorator nand 2 other ladies (including the manager). As slow as it is, i don't think that's enough.
Got matty's vacation off! A whole week with matty in Orlando. Including a day at Disney (it's good to have friends in the biz).
Made a cake for a memorial last sat. He was the head of a Corvair club (i think founder, too).

I had to redo the car a few times, so i gave up and made it from fondant (ugh icing issues).
so weeeeee can't wait for the 21st!

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[27 Jun 2007|10:44pm]
So I finished the cake yesterday. It didn't turn out too bad. Made a goof: forgot to pipe a border until after i cleaned up, so it goes from blue icing to black piping gel...and the front hood airvent thingy was off-center. and couldn't get the fondant black without a concentrate, so i painted the tires. ew. but ut tasted great! and dad really liked it.

more step by step photosCollapse )

so work is going well. get my first paycheck tomorrow. i can now mass-produce cakes. i thought baking and packaging 1800 cookies was rough, but yesterday i iced, decorated and packaged 24 cakes for july 4th. today did 192 cupcakes (don't worry, that's only 32 packages) for july 4th. got to use the airbrush. wee. and set up and boxed 40 apple pies. I sound so impressively busy, don't I?
anywho, almost done with matty's cloak, just have finish the hood, hem, and the clasp.
i need money....
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Cake Diary: GT40 part I [23 Jun 2007|11:29pm]
[ mood | tired ]

so for my dad's birthday Tuesday, i'm making a cake into his favorite car: a Ford GT40 from Le Mans racing, in Gulf colors, that won at Sebring in 1969, #22. (he's awefully spacific, isn't he?).
So i asked what type of cake, frosting, and filling he wanted, the rest is (was) a surprise (had to ask a question about the hood that kinda gave it away...). It's a dark chocolate cake, with a peach Grand Marnier filling, and chocolate icing (only the filling is mine. Thank you Betty Crocker BOGOF). I baked 3 13x9, filled and stacked them, then began to carve. I'll scan my ref sheet later, but there's marks, dimensions, and conversions all over it. lol. Carving cake is hard work! I iced it then ran to work.
I'll cover it in fondant tomorrow (yay, orange flavored!), maybe cut out the tracers for the airbrush and plan out my decals. monday i'll actually color and decorate. (ie, pipe lines, air brush, make 'decals' and tires, and maybe try my 'glass').
I think it's going well, and next week it seems i'm making a Corvair cake for the recent passing of the head of a Corvair society (who gave me $500 for college).
and since Matty'll be here tomorrow: Fantastic 4!, figuring out how he wants his hood attached, finishing his cloak, a little showing off at work (sorry love, seems you're going to have to juggle!) and general hanging-outness. weeeee!
My cake now:

What it's supposed to look like:

pics in stages, but i was busy so there are some jumpsCollapse )

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[18 Jun 2007|11:42pm]
So I haven't updated in a while...
I got a job. working for Albertson's in the bakery. Are we surprised? Only like 16 hours a week, but at 8.30 an hour that ain't bad. I've worked 3 days now. I'll be closing most of the summer it looks. But so what? their bakery closes at 8pm.

My car wouldn't start yesterday. Couldn't get home, so dad picked me up. This morning had it towed by AAA to get it worked on. I was afraid it was the starter ($300 to replace!), but it was just some crapped-out security thing. They ripped it out and threw it in the trash, and now my car starts. Yay! I'm going to have to sell this thing for more, with all the work i've paid for.

Um, yeah. started making my own fondant. Very sticky, but well worth it. And did i mention i have an airbrush (thank you matty!)? It's a simple little thing, designed for model making, but it's good to start. But don't make stencils out of printer paper... Started working on gumpaste flowers. I'm having trouble with the undersides, where the wire starts to show.

Working on some garb for Matt. starting with a cloak, we don't want a repeat of Hoggetowne next year...

I suppose that's it. and Matty and I hit 1.5 years last sunday! (like a week before yesterday)
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[06 May 2007|08:52pm]
[ mood | blah ]

so today i applied for publix and got a car so i can get to work (since i live in BFE and can't get anywhere without a car...). its a banged up chevy beretta '95. saw it on the side of the road, paid $275. not wonderful, but sufficient.
nice, ne?

surprise!Collapse )
also got a high-rise for mices. they are very spoiled mices. but i've bought all i will for them (besides food and litter). they now have 3 wheels.
so much space!
with the third wheel upper half they have internets

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