BAAAAAACK

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I’m back! I’ve settled myself in a new city with a new view and new people. More to come after this bout of job hunting in the rain. STAY TUNED!

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So I was feeling gross and depressed today–probably a combination of nasty weather, February holidays, and a giant coding project that I really should be working on–so I went out to the store and bought the following:

COFFEE (“Wide Awake” single servings for the Keurig)

Milk (for coffee)

Sugar (for coffee)

Bobby pins (wouldn’t want my hair falling into the coffee…)

And HAIR DYE (because when I get depressed, I do drastic things with my hair….see my previous post about cutting off 12 inches….)

I’m about to use this fancy shmancy Precision Foam Colour (WITH A ‘U’, BECAUSE IT’S JUST THAT FANCY!) by John Frieda to dye my hair “Dark Caramel”….which is also coffee related, just saying.

I’m hoping for something Natalie Portman-esque, but I know that’s not how these things tend to work. Still, a girl can dream, can’t she?

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I’ll follow up with pictures in an hour or two.

Edit: I don’t think this is going to do anything (my hair is so naturally dark) but I LOVE this hairstyle!

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In the mug this evening

I GOT NEW MUGS! NEW MUGS ARE MY FAVORITE!

So I have this growing obsession with interesting/funny/awkward/weird/inappropriate/clever coffee mugs. I have collected 3 good cups in this category so far, and I thought I’d share them with you. The first two are an homage to my humor muse blog hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com and the third IS ONE I ACTUALLY MADE FROM AN ACTUAL PINTEREST TUTORIAL THAT DIDN’T ACTUALLY BLOW UP IN MY FACE LIKE ALL THE OTHERS. I feel quite accomplished. Here are the ones from Allie’s site:

“I can do anything.”

“I procrastinate and that’s okay because I’m ten times less likely to become a serial killer.* (*rough estimation)”

And here is the one I made (in photochronological order, a word I just made up):

Things you need:
1. Normal, boring coffee mug
2. Permanent Marker(s)
3. Oven

Step 1: Write stuff on your mug. Or decorate it with your doodles. Do whatever you want, just MAKE IT MORE AWESOME!

Step 2: Preheat your dirty, spaghetti sauce-speckled oven to 350 degrees. Wait for that annoying buzzer. Maybe clean off your oven while you wait. Maybe eat more spaghetti instead.

Step 3: Wait MOAR for oven to preheat. Add MOAR awesome to your mug’s design.

Step 4: DON’T BE STUPID LIKE SARAH, LEARN FROM SARAH’S MISTAKES. Put your mug UPSIDE DOWN directly ON THE OVEN RACK, NOT on a baking sheet (as shown). Putting the mug on a baking sheet will ensure that everything you can’t manage to scrub off of the baking sheet will leap onto your pretty, clean mug and you’ll spend 20 minutes trying to clean it off.

Step 5: Go watch YouTube videos of cats, infants, cats acting like infants, and infants acting like cats for 20 minutes.

Step 6: Carefully remove mug from oven (it WILL be hot!), let it cool, and ENJOY HOW MUCH COOLER AND MORE ATTRACTIVE YOU ARE DUE TO YOUR NEWLY CUSTOMIZED COFFEE MUG.

Things I did today instead of doing the things I needed to do today.

So I mainly go to school online (where else do you learn web design?) I work Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. I do my schoolwork on Monday & Wednesday.

Except when I don’t do my schoolwork on Monday & Wednesday.

In what I’m sure will be a FASCINATING chronological display, HERE ARE THE THINGS I DID TODAY INSTEAD OF THE THINGS I NEEDED TO DO TODAY.

1. Got up at 7 a.m., started my coffee, checked email.

2. Email from Pottermore? I wonder what’s going on….

3. Go to Pottermore

4. HOLY BAJESUS, THE HOUSE CUP IS GOING TO BE AWARDED IN A FEW DAYS???

5. DUEL ALL THE SLYTHERINS!

6. MAKE ALL THE POTIONS!

7. COLLECT ALL THE CHOCOLATE FROG CARDS!

8. Look at clock. Freak out. It’s 10:30 a.m.

9. Put on clothes to get day started.

10. Grab coffee, admire new mug

11. Spill coffee into lap.

12. Change back into sleep clothes.

13. Have a very nice conversation with sweet old maintenance man who came over to fix living room wall…..while in sleep clothes…with Zitopolis on face…new colonies every day…

14. Clean entire house

15. Make a chocolate chip cookie cake in a pie pan with leftover Halloween candy smushed into the top

16. Decide house smells like Christmas.

17. Decide to make house look like Christmas.

18. Tear apart an old Christmas basket full of fake poinsettias.

19. Fashion fake flowers into new Christmas decorations for stairs.

20. Pretend to be Frank Sinatra. Curse Pandora commercials about engagement rings.

21. Take a shower.

22. SKIP CLASS (Psychology I…at Community College…I have no regrets.)

23. Internet from 4 p.m. to about 8 p.m.

24. Try make up tutorial from YouTube

25. Accidentally Prostitute Face (okay you can’t tell from the picture, but I caked the makeup on- JUST LIKE THE TUTORIAL GIRL DID!)

26. Spent 15 minutes washing face off. (Put honey and bandaids on Zitopolis to discourage expansion of the colonies.)

27. Read ONE page of homework.

28. OH MY GOD, I FORGOT WORDPRESS EXISTS!

29. Make this post instead of doing productive things.

30. Finish this post

My new favorite thing:

Hello, bloggers.

Look at your sister.

Now back to mine.

Now back to your sister.

Now back to mine.

Sadly, your sister cannot craft like mine.

Look down.

Now back up.

What do you see?

You see my new Mason jar iced coffee mug.

You are jealous.

(PALOMA’S TUTORIAL, “Crafty Crafting: Mason Jar To-Go Cups” can be found here!)

-Sarah

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Bonus (because I love this so much):