Tired Car Birthday Hashtags Seagull

The title of this post is a merging of the topics on my mind right now.

I just remembered that I have a Vine account. Seven seconds is nothing, yet can be an eternity.

Also, Coco IS TWO YEARS OLD TODAY! As in right now. This instant. It’s amazing how much she’s been talking over the last couple of weeks. She tells me little stories and we laugh at a lot. She’s my light and I love seeing her blossom!

I’ve been feeling tired nearly all of the time, due to my schedule. I might be able to cut back on some stuff soon, but I need to make it for about another six months. Wish me luck.

I don’t think that I’ve ever owned a car that has such low miles. You either pay as you go or pay when something catastrophic happens. I’m thankful that I haven’t been on the side of the road anywhere for a long time. (My 1983 first Jetta, nicknamed Satan, I’m talking to YOU!)

Low mileage

Low mileage

One of my superpowers does NOT include having the patience to put together IKEA furniture, but this face was entirely worth it.

Coco and her new table

Coco and her new table

People I know have been moving, and have been choosing to move to New Orleans more often than not. I almost did the same thing once upon a time, pre-Katrina. It’s a bittersweet place for me and by that I mean that it reminds me of an alternate existence that I could have had, had I taken a leap of faith.

I had some beautiful yet sinister experiences while I was there.

Now that I found out through the grapevine that another friend is moving there, I think that would be a great impetus to give it another chance. For a visit or little vacation, for sure.

People like to complain about #hashtags that are used on the net, but you know what? You can find a lot of interesting stuff based on what people tag and can make new virtual friends in the process. Specifically I’m talking about Instagram and the #vintagemotorcycle hashtag as well as randomness on Twitter.

I’ve found some great accounts on Instagram that have nice pics of old bikes and amazing custom work. I recently revisited all of the bike pics that I’ve taken throughout the years and added the appropriate hashtags. #donthate

I’m running out of classes to take and don’t have a viable plan to tackle my Bachelor’s Degree situation.

My own birthday is coming up and I’m going through a little hair identity crisis. It’s taken so long to get it to look “normal” (whatever that is) but I don’t feel respectable nor interesting with this hair at the moment. SO. TEMPTED. TO. THROW. LEFTOVERS in it. I’ve still got some blue spectrum randomness in my stash drawers and it doesn’t help that Coco likes to look at them and say, “hair, hair” over and over. Although her version of saying hair kind of sounds like ear.

Edited to add: my friend and former co-worker Jody said the following on Facebook: “teal, where did the L go?”

Hair identity crisis

Hair identity crisis

That pretty much sums it up but I worry about my “hire-ability in the Silicon Valley” if I look “alternative” in any way. What do us creatives do?

Here’s a very good video that I had to watch for school and it’s James Bach. Besides being one of the world’s foremost experts on Software Quality Assurance and Testing, he happens to be the son of Richard Bach, who wrote Jonathan Livingston Seagull” title=”Jonathan Livingston Seagull” target=”_blank”>Jonathan Livingston Seagull and other neat books.

When I had mentioned in my last post that I don’t think that software testing is brain surgery, I didn’t mean to offend anyone. It’s a field that can be very challenging but it can be tackled by people like me, and that’s what I meant the first time around.

I think of people that I used to know when I lived in Seattle and how self-important they would act about their job, as if it was some kind of sacred mystery. I am reminded of something that I heard in my meditation class. Elitist first world problems, as in “you wouldn’t understand my suffering.” Explains some people to a T.

This was posted elsewhere by my stylist, Nicole, and it’s about moving to San Francisco. I laughed.

Don’t miss this Smiths tribute!!

Smiths tribute

Have a nice everything,

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Week in Recap 2.1.13

I’ve had the sonic death plague for most of the past two weeks.

Today is exactly two weeks from the time I got a flu shot. I’m very, very skeptical of them now and will heavily reconsider getting one next year. FWEH!

This is what happens when we’re sick at our house. We wear silly furry pants on our head that don’t fit anymore.

Coco pants

Coco pants

Speaking of where we live, we are moving further south down the Peninsula to be closer to the Googs. Hello, Mountain View. I hope that my commute to work will be ok.

So this is what’s happening when I try to log into my online courses. Thanks, Desire2Learn. I wasn’t looking forward to my annoying essay anyhow. Yeah.

Maintenance for how long?

Maintenance for how long?

Oh my goodness, new Depeche Mode! DAVE GAHAN FOREVER. /swoon

I QUIT SUGAR! At least, I’m following Sarah Wilson’s plan for cutting out sugar. I feel better already and it’s getting easier every day. Did you know that sugar is in EVERYTHING?!!!?

I Quit Sugar!

I Quit Sugar!

Here’s a pic of my famous lentil soup.

My Crock Pot lentil soup

My Crock Pot lentil soup

Lastly, I went for it and inserted Manic Panic’s Cotton Candy Pink into my highly calico colored hair. The inspiration was my Issey Miyake Florale perfume. However, it’s a fine line between pink and red (which looks terrible on me).

Cotton Candy Pink

Cotton Candy Pink

Thanks to Matt for reminding me of the existence of Lindi Ortega. Her voice reminds me of Emmylou Harris, who I adore. Definitely one to watch.

OH! I almost forgot. I’d be remiss if I didn’t tell you that I found hair inspiration from Instagram. Check out Kailey’s Mermaidens. She followed me on Instagram (liking my Jane Fonda Barbarella pic) and I checked out her site. What can I say?! I adore it! How I wish I had such inspiration when I was younger. Here’s to the future of blogging and the colorful characters on the net.

Kailey of Mermaidens!

Have a great weekend,

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Moved. Past Tense.

The entire process is still really icky and annoying. At least it wasn’t as traumatic as moving from Portland, OR late last year. I’m excited to work on my Goddess Haven course. More on that later.

That said, we are now inhabitants of Redwood City, no longer in Foster City. Now we’re closer to Facebook HQ!!! Hooray. Kidding about the hooray part, but we really are close to Facebook.

Here’s what Facebook looks like, in case you don’t follow me on Instagram.


The new place is a lot less expensive and we are nearer to civilization and Coco’s daycare. Maybe I might be able to luxuriate in such amenities as a nice, new office chair. I’m eyeing the Tarina Tarentino for Paul Mitchell flat iron at work. Here’s it in all its branded glory. I do like the peacock looking one as well.


I’ve got some homework to finish for one of my business classes and I’m feeling underwhelmed by school lately. It’s true. No end in sight, really. Maybe that’s why it’s frustrating.

Right now, little miss Coco is curled up next to me and it’s hard to get up to go to the computer. I’m on my WordPress for iPhone app right now, that’s how I’m updating this.

Here she is, helping to unpack earlier today.


Love and light,

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