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Bitch! Where the hell have you been?

3 months! 3 MONTHS!! 3 MONTHS!!!!

Yeah, sorry for being a shitty blogger these past few months. Life has simply gotten in the way. So this is a mini-update of why I have been gone, plus a promise (that I hope I don’t fall short on) to get back into.

So in the beginning and pretty much through most of last year, blogging was something I looked forward to doing. It was an escape from everyday monotony and I truly LOVED it! When I had a post ready to write or publish, I would walk out of my shitty job at the end of the day and this was me…

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But blogging can be hard work sometimes. It takes time, to write, to photograph, to edit, to test, to review, plus that whole task of coming up with good content – or shit you think at least one other person in the universe might want to read. So sometimes there are days like this…

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But then you get a really good comment, or an awesome new follower, or some major website shares something you wrote, or you have a “They like me! They really like me!” moment when 2000 people share and like your post and it makes it all really exciting again…

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And sometimes you get sent free stuff to review and you just gotta do that dance…

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But then life smacks you in face and in my case it was a combination of things, though ultimately I had so many other things that I was seriously worried about, other necessary family, pet and financial responsibilities to handle, and a lot of job hunting stress that blogging turned into more work than fun for me.

I had so many posts in draft form, but could never get around to finishing and publishing them. I felt almost guilty and more stressed that I was some how wasting time blogging when I had more urgent issues to work out first.

Really, this may sound crazy and hell, I am crazy sometimes – down right ridiculous – I know, but I would be like “Yes, today wasn’t so bad and I have some time, I’m going to blog now!” and then…

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So since some of what I was dealing with has been sorted out and my stress levels have gone down a tiny bit that brings me to right now, tonight, this moment, my first little step back into blogging (which for the record has been fun to write), because its awesome and you’re amazing followers and this whole process used to be so exciting for me.

I want to get back to this…

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Here’s hoping ♥

 


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Mini Rant: The WordPress “Topics Explorer”

Gosh! Sometimes I very much HATE the fairly new WordPress Reader>Explore Topics layout! It makes it much more difficult to discover new, interesting posts and bloggers.

Let’s face it, sometimes I just don’t want to scroll indefinitely through a topic/tag.

And of course, there is the “loading…” and more “loading…”

Okay. That is all. Mini rant concluded.


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Foodie Moments: Healthy Dinner? + I HATE getting a new driver’s license!

So I was feeling like a “healthy” late-dinner, since today was so hectic that I didn’t get to eat anything all day – got home and wolfed down the half of a chicken friend steak I had left from last night (no sides, just the steak and water). A few hours after scarfing down the fried stuff – I needed to compensate and opted for healthy goodness – at least I think?

You know when you think what you are eating is healthy, but it turns out it is the same amount of calories as a cheeseburger? Not that I’m a calorie counter, but I try to balance my bad eating with good foods. Well, I’m having one of those kind of moments, but hey – I already ate it all up, and it felt healthy – so even if it wasn’t quite as good for me as I think it is – well I’m going to opt for tricking my brain into thinking it is.

What’s in the bowl:

5 oz. Non-Fat Greek Yogurt – Vanilla

1 whole medium-sized banana sliced

4 medium-sized strawberries sliced

About 20 green grapes

Small handful of Vanilla Almond Granola

MINI RANT:

I absolutely hate having to get a new driver’s license! Besides the waiting, which is forever boring and expected, I always end up with a semi-crappy photo. Today, I had to get my third license ever and it wasn’t an improvement, at least I don’t think so.

I think I should have just skipped the line and renewed online, keeping my 18-year-old-me photo, which was semi-decent.

First license I had, I ended up with a big ridiculous mid-laughter smile on my face – thanks mom! And they didn’t let me take the photo over. Second license, picture was okay, but I think the camera was crooked because I swear it looks like I’m about to tip over in the photo – which I definitely was not. Today’s, well the first one was totally awful, but the girl was nice enough to let me take it over. The second take was I guess an improvement, but the clerk was telling me to smile and you really don’t want to, so I ended up with a dumb half smile-smirk thing going on. Just overall, an unattractive me.

Yay, get to have that crappy one for another 6 years! Unless I opt to go subject myself to the line, and the waiting, and the undeniable feeling of needing to bathe in sanitizer – just to get another semi-crappy photo!

Does everyone suffer with bad driver’s license photos every time? Or is it just me?

Grrrrr…