The Zoo (and Books)

As you might know, yesterday was spent at the zoo.  Only on the ride over was I obsessing over my Ebay on my phone.

It was a very warm fall day, but cool enough that I needed a sweatshirt (I also put shorts on, which was, apparently, tempting fate).

We had a very nice day, and I only complained a few times (about my shoes; I wore my Converse, and they are so worn out that little crunchy leaves got inside from the bottom).  I took a ton of pictures, but I need new batteries for my camera.  I brought three sets, and ended up wearing every single one out.  I didn’t even get a picture of the zebras.  (Or I just need a new camera…)

We also ate zoo food, which was awful.  I got chicken nuggets (10 for $10), and they were McDonald’s quality.  They were greasy, and I came out of the restaurant feeling worse than when we went in.

My internet is slow today, because I was up until midnight watching videos on YouTube (I’m only allowed 750 MB every 24 hours, according to college rules.  When I go over, they bump my speed down), so I’m not going to put photos up of the animals.  I will say, however, that I got quite a few good ones.

And then, when we got home from the zoo, we went to Goodwill to search for clothes for our Halloween idea (Marla Singer and Tyler Durden from “Fight Club”).  I found the perfect dress: (it’s supposed to be ugly, but the more I look at it, the more I love it.  The color is awful though.)

and also got some books for my book stash, which is growing larger and larger by the day.  Who knows when I’m going to have time to read all of them.

I got “Fair is the Rose“, “Plainsong“, “The Scar” (which sounds soo good), and one that I’ve been wanting for awhile, “The Time Traveler’s Wife“.  They were all $0.89 except for “Plainsong”, which is hardcover, and that was $1.79.  I love cheap books.

Speaking of books, I picked up The Yarn Harlot’s books at the library.  I’ve finished “Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter” (it took me a night) and look forward to finishing the others as well.  I also got the book I put on hold; “Lolita“, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “Strange Pilgrims” (a collection of short stories) for the story, “The Trail of Your Blood in the Snow“.

Since we’re talking about reading, I’m happy to say that I’m more than half way through “God’s Concubine”, and I love it.

I have a lot of reading to do, because Kyle’s mom also gave me a few books; “Pushing The Bear“, “We Are All Welcome Here“, and “The Shadow of the Wind“, which the review calls a “dream date for those who love books”.  And then from home, I brought Candace Bushnell’s “One Fifth Avenue“, the book I bought in the Florida airport, “The Botticelli Secret“, which has a bookmark in it from when I started, and I still haven’t finished “Scar Tissue“.  I’ve pretty much completely removed that book from my mind, even though I want to get through it.

Wow.  Look at all the books I want need to read.

(Notice “The Clan of the Cave Bear” stuck in there…Probably won’t get to that before it’s due back at the library.)

And one more thing; the Halloween giveaway has been moved to become a Christmas giveaway. :)


It’s Off to the Zoo We Go!

At 9.30, we’re leaving to go to the zoo.  I’m a little bit worried about leaving my ebay, because I’m bidding on stuff (but I have been outbid on all the brush sets except for one), but the couple of things I’m bidding on; the brushes end before I leave, so I can make sure they’re mine, and the other one thing, I don’t even need anymore, so I could care less whether I’m outbid or not.  It is BENEFIT eye primer, (which sells for $20 on their site, and I bid not even $2 on ebay) but I already ordered some from e.lf.  I would love, however, to have the good stuff.

Okay, I changed my mind.  I have to have this stuff after reading the reviews.  But I have 4 days to make sure it’s mine.

(This is me, as soon as I get out bed, hardly taking the time to rub my bleary eyes.  I. HAVE. TO. CHECK. MY. EBAY!)

Because it’s almost Halloween, look for a giveaway.  I’m currently in the stages of thinking one out.  It will be up soon.  Doesn’t everyone love giveaways?

Youtube (and Ebay) Obsessed

So for the past couple of days, the reason I haven’t been blogging is because I’ve been watching YouTube videos.  This channel in particular.  I’m not sure why, because I’ve never really been that interested in make-up, but the video tutorials on how to do certain looks really fascinate me.  Not only that, but the girl (Jenny Shoop) is so adorably awkward sometimes, and it makes me laugh.

Because of her “Pigments!” video, I signed up on Ebay, and I’ve been searching for deals.  I actually got the same set that she uses (and spills!) in the video.  Also, I bid on several sets of brushes before I learned that once you bid, if you win, you have to buy.  It’s not like each set was a hundred dollars, but they aren’t crap either.  So I may end up with a bunch of makeup brushes, if so, that may turn into a stash for giveaways…

Does anyone have other giveaway ideas?  I’ve always wanted to do one…

P.S.  If you have a YouTube account, you should subscribe to her channel.  When she gets to 500 subscribers, she’s giving away MORE stuff!  The first giveaway, she gave out so much makeup it was insane.


*Edited to add:  Kyle is taking me to Brookfield Zoo tomorrow, and even though there aren’t any hyenas there, I’m super excited!  I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures (polar bear pictures for my brother :) ), and I’ll show you how my day goes :)