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Fri, Dec. 19th, 2008 09:01 am

It's in less than 2 weeks so I need to get out invites this weekend. send me your email if you've never gotten an Evite from me and you'd like to be there. I'm having it New Year's Day because most everyone I know is off of work, and there is no way I can get that Saturday off. Don't worry, it doesn't start till 2pm, for anyone who will be partying the night before.


Mon, Dec. 15th, 2008 09:31 pm
I'm selling my vintage living room tables if anyone is interested. I'm sad cause I've had them since my first apartment, but I don't use them anymore and they've just been sitting in the garage, so it's pointless for me to have them. I don't have room for them anymore and I plan on buying all new furniture in a year or so anyways.


Current Mood: nostalgic nostalgic


Thu, Dec. 11th, 2008 01:08 am

Yes, apparently hell has frozen over, because I actually had the time and energy to create some jewelry and make an Etsy shop (I am so not a crafter). I still need to add (and make) more things (and take some better pix while I'm at it), but here's the link if you want to check it out.


I set it all up last night during an episode of insomnia at 5am, not really expecting much, and the same afternoon I already had a sale, so I'm excited.

Also, I've got a booth this Saturday 12/13 @ ArtPool in St. Petersburg for their super awesome art/craft/garage sale so I'll be there selling my crafty stuff, along with lots of other stuff including vintage clothes, club clothes, toys, vintage household items, and a whole lot of other stuff.

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished


Tue, Dec. 2nd, 2008 09:39 pm

clothes and video game stuff... prolly will post more later


not trying to spam anyone, a few of my friends have asked me to post links to ebay when I've got stuff up :)


Tue, Jun. 17th, 2008 10:23 am

Link Below- where it says "rate this" click on the 5th star to give him the highest rating.

Also, next to it where it says "recommend" click on that too...

There are 6 photos in the gallery, you can vote and recommend every photo.

You do not have to register or login to this website to vote, which is super cool. It only takes like 2 seconds and is not a complicated process (unlike many contest voting sites).


Current Mood: silly silly


Sun, Feb. 3rd, 2008 09:03 pm

pix from Dirty But Sophisticated.....

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more photos from the show are posted here and here. It was a lot of fun. Marina williams was the fashion designer (and photographer for a lot of these)

in other news.... I feel deathly ill. I would like to rip out my lungs right about now, I have a really really really bad cough and it is making me miserable. Of course I have two 15 hour days ahead of me, because i have school and work tomorrow and tues. hopefully I'll make it.

I'm able to book appointments in advance for when I start doing services at school next month.... starting 3/6 I'll be available Thursday evenings after 5:30pm and every other saturday.... please comment for details... prices are really low and I think I can even give you a 50% discount if you are a first-time client so it'll be ridiculously inexpensive.

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Current Mood: sick sick


Fri, Sep. 7th, 2007 03:33 am

I'm doing the Farm Sanctuary - Walk for Farm Animals this year...

If you'd like to sponsor me and help animals, *CLICK HERE*

If you want to sign up for the walk yourself, go to this link


They are doing this in a bunch of cities, not just Tampa

Current Mood: determined determined


Wed, Jun. 27th, 2007 07:49 pm

The pre-ebay sale.... Cute Tshirts, club wear, shoes, etc. Check it out.

click here

comment/message/email me if you are interested...


Mon, Jun. 25th, 2007 02:16 am

look who I just found lurking outside.

he's finally back home

Current Mood: ecstatic YAYYYY!!


Wed, Jun. 20th, 2007 05:37 pm

There was another Spoon sighting last night... Tony went outside to get Little Kat to come in and Spoon was sitting down right in front of the house. So Tony called his name, and he went "meeeeoooow", then proceeded to haul-ass and run away again. Oh well, at least he's alive.

Hey so I'm on the cover of Creative Loafing this week. I haven't been able to find a copy yet (everyone still has last weeks), I'll scan one when I do. Here's a link to the online version:


The photographer was the fabulous Val

Current Mood: thirsty thirsty


Sat, Jun. 2nd, 2007 01:03 am

Well, the good news is, after 2 weeks of being missing Tony and I had a Spoon sighting a couple days ago. He's alive and looking ok. The bad news is he ran from us and is still outside, hiding in a drainage ditch opening. This was not a big deal a couple of days ago. However now it's raining BAD and there is supposed to be a tropical storm hitting within the next few days. Tonight I sat down there for a half-hour shaking a bowl of food in the pouring rain trying to lure him. He meows at me but won't come out. I don't know what to do. :(


Fri, May. 25th, 2007 01:24 am

Busy busy busy....The usual, working, freelance, baby, family, social-life. My first mother's day was nice. "Vega" got me a new cd burner, and some stuff to resurrect my ipod which had been dead and neglected for about 4 months. My aunt was in town last week and my whole family went to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure this past weekend. It was fun, I hadn't been there in about 5 years. Vega enjoyed himself, except for at the Terminator 2 3-d thingie.. the loud noises scared him and he was screaming. lol.
Had a fun freelance gig last week, doing makeup for 5 of the girls from WEW. There was a videographer there, doing a "behind the scenes" type thing with the girls so if any of you are fans of women's wrestling, you may see me doing makeup on pay-per-view. haha. Went to the Castle on Monday night, that was ok. Today we took Vega to the beach..
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Here's the really crappy news..... Spoon is missing...again. He's been gone for a week now, we have combed the entire neighborhood looking for him. One night I thought I heard something outside at 6am, so I went out there hoping it was him, but alas it was some crazy drunk lady lurking around in our yard. He's so freakishly anti-social that I doubt he's found a new home. I am really devastated, I hope he is ok, and I'm so scared that we'll never see him again. :( He's been gone for 7 days, he's prolly afraid and hungry. I miss him so much, I hope he comes home.

Current Mood: sad sad


Wed, May. 9th, 2007 02:27 am

It's been a while since I updated.... Nothing post-worthy has been going on anyways, other than work and mom-type stuff. I haven't had much freelance stuff lately, work is always slow this time of year tho. I've been working crazy hours at my full-time gig, I worked overnight shifts twice last week, to assemble a bunch of new makeup displays. I loved it, I wish I could work 3rd shift more often.
Our new house is pretty sweet. It was infested with ants when we moved in, which sucked for a few weeks. Most of them are gone now though, hopefully it will stay that way.
The baby is good. He's got a doctors appointment on Monday, I can't wait to see how much he weighs now.

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Current Music: lemon jelly - stay with you


Thu, Apr. 19th, 2007 12:42 am

gotta love fakes


at least this one is good at photoshop, every single one of those photos had a watermark with my info on them before they were posted online anywhere. still creeps me out though, some of those photos are literally 7-8 years old, and haven't been on any of my websites for years.

I sent a salute to myspace so hopefully the profile will be deleted soon. Wouldn't you know I already had a salute made from the last time I had a phototheif. lol.

Current Mood: annoyed annoyed


Mon, Apr. 9th, 2007 10:49 pm
So we are all moved into the new place, just trying to get organized now. Our new house is awesome. I'll post some pix when everything is in place. Easter was fun, went to my parent's house with Tony and Vega, my sis and Bea were there of course and Ryan, Theresa and dollita came too. My mom made lamb so I brought a tofurkey as usual. lol.

Here's my new brown hair.

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Sun, Mar. 25th, 2007 09:39 pm

Busy busy busy. No freelance action this week but we've been trying to get moved to the new place. I'm hoping we'll have everything moved over on Weds. by the latest then I'll have a few days to get the place cleaned up. I've got so much to do this week. Ugh, I need money too, I have 3 invoices out there for makeup gigs that I still haven't been paid for, I'm praying that I'll get checks this week because I need that money to pay my damn bills. It's ridiculous how long some of these corporations take to pay a hootchie, they wouldn't pay their friggin utility bills this late I bet.
In other craptabulous news, someone stole Tony's cell phone. What kind of broke-ass loser to you have to be to steal a cell phone these days? We thought it was just lost but someone prank called his brother twice from it, they also called Canada a few times and a bunch of other random numbers before we found out it was stolen. Then after I got the service suspended, the tards tried calling customer care to get it turned back on. I'm hoping they are stupid enough to try and bring it to the tmobile store. Grrrrrr.

BTW, I'm a brunette now, I had my sis dye my hair brown and it looks awesome. I haven't had a "normal" hair color in about 10 years (when I decided to go back to my natural color, and ironically enough, fried my hair and had to cut it short and dyed it black and purple again a week later anyway). It's different for me though, hopefully I won't get sick of it too soon. I liked the red but it is wayyyy too high maintenance and I don't want to do my hair black again just yet because it was so hard to get the black out. I don't have any pix yet, my camera is out of batteries and I can't find my charger. I'll post some soon tho...

We took Vega to the beach on Monday and he looooved it.

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Wed, Feb. 28th, 2007 09:22 pm

Went back to my real job last week. I was totally dreading it, and I was sad when I had to leave Vega but as soon as I started driving I was fine. And working was great, I really missed everyone and my job is just so awesome. It's nice to get out of the house, go out to lunch every day and have adult conversation as well. The bad part though is that, typical, the day before I went back to work I got sick. Saturday I ended up with laryngitis and Sunday I literally had no voice at all. I'm doing much better now though. I still sound a bit like Bea Arthur, but I feel fine.
Other than that, life is fabulous. Tony and I are waiting to hear back about a house we want to rent. I'm hoping it works out for us, or that we find something else this month. I want to move to a new place asap.
Monday I did makeup and hair for a project for Frank Strunk III, which was super fun. I can't wait to see the pix.
Tonight I got an email from James Ryder asking me to model for a makeup workshop on Monday night so I'm going to do it. I can't believe they remembered me. Anyways if any of you aspiring makeup artists are looking to take a workshop, this one kicks ass, I highly recommend it. They'll be in Tampa area this week and next, and in a bunch of other cities this year, CHECK IT OUT

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Wed, Feb. 7th, 2007 01:52 am
Vega had a doctors appointment this morning and he is doing GREAT. He gained 28 ounces since his last appointment 3 weeks ago, so he's up to 9 lbs now, and he's 2 inches longer. Crazy!

Here's 2 from Orianna's Fashion Show
(photographer = Rik Bowman)

Here's me doing makeup

I think this model's makeup came out the best. and DAMN she's flexable. lol.

I also have some sad news... Ratsy died this morning. I was really upset, I'm going to miss her a lot. She was a few years old though, she had a long happy rat life.


Sat, Jan. 20th, 2007 08:27 pm

I'm the featured makeup artist for this month on display mode.



Tue, Jan. 9th, 2007 07:56 pm

of the makeup I did at the "Living Paintings" Fashion Show on Dec 16th

fashion designer/artist: Orianna Kurrus
photographer: TDIR Photography

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Fri, Jan. 5th, 2007 11:37 pm

Vega was born Tues 1/2/07 at 7:17pm. 7 lbs even and 19 1/2 inches.

here's some of the pix that the hospital took..... I have lots of my own too but no time to post them yet. I had to have a c-section so I'm still in rough shape.


thanks to everyone who already heard the news and visited, or left comments and well wishes. :)

Current Location: home
Current Mood: happy happy


Fri, Dec. 22nd, 2006 11:51 am

Yesterday was my last day at work. I am kinda sad about that, I hate not working. But I have a bunch of paid time off I need to use before the end of the year and also I have a hard time being on my feet all day because the baby's head is resting right on one of my nerves and I have sciatica now. Tony sent me to get a pre-natal massage last week because I was in agony. Besides that everything is going ok healthwise. I'm going to the doctor again on Tuesday and I have an appointment to be induced on January 1 if I don't go into labor on my own before then.

Anyways I haven't been able to do much lately and it's killing me. I hate just sitting around. I'm trying to get the rest of my holiday shopping done. Tony's got the day off today and tomorrow so now at least I have a helper/bodyguard. People are such assholes, I swear. I was at a store earlier this week and some lady plowed right into my spine with her cart when I was waiting to check out. She didn't even apologize or anything either, even when I turned around and I'm sure she could see that I am very pregnant. I prolly would have gone off on her had I not been completely shocked. What is wrong with people?

last week I did makeup for Orianna's "Living Paintings" show... Here's a few pix (click for full-size)...

Fashion Designer/Artist - Orianna
Photographer - Rik Bowman
Models - Demelza, Natalya, Saraliz, and Carlotta

Current Mood: uncomfortable uncomfortable


Sat, Dec. 9th, 2006 09:41 pm
Not too much going on, just waiiiiiiting for things to get super-exciting. I don't have much longer, about 2 or 3 weeks.
Thanksgiving was good. We went to my parent's house and I brought an UnTurkey, mashed potatoes and a few pies (2 apple and a peanut butter chocolately type one). Work has been going ok. It's starting to get really busy of course. Next week I am cutting down my hours a little bit, then prolly even more the week after. I'm going to try to work up until the 24th and then take my leave, we'll see how it goes though. I am starting to experience random contractions and it really is not any fun especially when it happens at work. I'm hoping I'll be able to return to work the first or second week of February. My auditions for the pro-artistry team is going to be around then anyways. So typical, a few weeks ago I randomly got a job offer to work for a makeup line for 2 months next spring in Paris that pays an obscene amount of money with travel and accomidations provided, which of course woulda been awesome if I had no life but obviously I am not going to be able to do it since I will have a young bebe at home.
Spending most of my free time trying to get myself organized. I still have a lot to do around the house, but I'm getting there. I cleaned out 2 closets last week, only 3 more to go. I got a hold of someone at Moccasin Lake and Tony and I were able to donate all of our extra reptile tanks, equipment, lighting and such to them. We also donated a bunch of blankets and cat stuff to the humane society, and I just gave 3 other huge bags of stuff to a thrift store. If I could ever get the gigantic mountain of dirty clothes in the bedroom taken care of, things would be perfect. Unfortunately our washer/dryer is super teeny and it takes literally about 3 hours to wash and dry a 1/2 basket of laundry. I'm prolly going to have to either go to the laundromat or the parent's house to take care of it in a timely manner.
I'm not going to the Castle Anniversary party tonight, this will be the first one in 10 years that I will ever have missed. I just don't feel like it, plus nothing fits my 9 months pregnant self and I didn't feel like wasting any money on clothes that aren't going to fit me in a month or so. There isn't really even a theme to dress up or anything this year either. Oh well.

Current Mood: calm calm


Wed, Nov. 15th, 2006 10:39 pm

Live has been pretty darn fabulous lately. Tony's brother and his g/f just had their baby today (she found out she was preggers about 6 weeks before I did), so that's pretty exciting. Work has been great, my schedule has been awesome because there are so many seasonals working who pick up all the weekend hours. My job also is starting a nationwide professional artistry team next year to do makeup for events, fashion shows etc. and I just found out today that I was one of two people from my store recommended for try-outs. I don't know the dates yet but I'm getting sent to audition for that in Ft. Lauderdale sometime, I'm so nervous and excited. Wish me luck! The commercial I did makeup and hair for last week went flawlessly, I got a call-back today that they were so happy with me that they are sending my contact info to their other affiliate networks in other cities, so hopefully more freelance work will come out of that.
My health is good, I was starting to feel sick again a few days ago but I'm fine now. Hopefully things will stay that way. I think the trick is to make sure I get enough sleep. The baby is in the right position now, he was breached at my last appointment so that is good. I've only got like 6-8 weeks left, crazyness. I've had some minor uncomfortable stuff happening, but all-in-all pregnancy has not been even close to as horribly difficult as I had always imagined it would be. I finally am starting to experience what they call "preg-tarded" though. 2 days ago at work I couldn't find my car when it was time to go home, i literally walked around for like 20 minutes and couldn't remember where it was. I lose my keys and my cell-phone constantly. The worst thing is that I lost my makeup portfolio somewhere, I was freaking out big-time about that. But good news, I tracked it down. Apparently I left it at the Volkswagen dealership when I was getting an oil-change, and they had it in the lost and found. I am soooooo lucky that they found it.
Speaking of things turning up missing, did I mention that the termite people ganked a bunch of our stuff? They took all of our alcohol, and did the same to one of our neighbors!! Tony actually talked to someone about it and their excuse was they had to "dispose of it for legal reasons" because it wasn't double bagged. However they left us plenty of food products that weren't double bagged, it also said nothing on their pre-caution sheet about double-bagging anything. Tony's switchblade is gone and a bunch of our tools too. Ughhh.

Current Mood: good good


Mon, Nov. 6th, 2006 10:54 am

Things are going very well. Tony and I stayed at the hotel when our apartment got tented and kept the animals at my parent's house. Everyone was fine, except for Spoon who hid in the garage under my dad's tool station and wouldn't come out for 2 days. I ended up working the haunted tour at the hotel, which was fun, but I was exhausted. 3 of my aunts and my grandmother got to town on Friday and they all stayed at Tony's hotel too. It was great, Saturday we had a birthday dinner for me and Alice. Yesterday was my baby shower (the first one). It was really really nice, my mom and family went all out, I am so thankful to everyone who came. I am really fortunate to have so many wonderful people in my life who care about me. I am having another shower in a few weeks that my friend is organizing (less formal/more casual) so -last call- if you want an invite let me know.
Work has been good. I've been getting freelance makeup offers like crazy lately too. Thursday I'm booked for a tv commercial in the morning, which I am very excited about.

Current Mood: happy happy


Sat, Oct. 28th, 2006 01:18 am
The past few weeks have been crazyness. I have so much to do, I don't know how I'm going to find time to do it all. I got really really really sick last weekend and had to miss work and get put on medication, bedrest, etc. So that wasn't fun. Wednesday I had my glucose test and more bloodwork to see how my iron levels are. Everything is fine though, I'm especially happy about the iron because I would have had to see a hematologist if it didn't improve. Tonight I did makeup/hair for Orianna's fashion show. Tomorrow morning tony and I are going to childbirth classes. Ughhhh, and because I don't have 8 million other things to worry about, our apartment building is infested with termites and is being tented on Monday. Which means me, Tony and all of our animals are going to have to evacuate for 48 hours. Not only that, we have to remove pretty much every piece of food, vitamins, empty reptile tanks that we may end up using in the future, the baby's mattress, and a whole bunch of other stuff I can't even remember right now. We got a 2 page list of stuff we have to either move out or put in anti-contamination bags, then of course when we do get back home we are going to have to clean termite poison off of every inch of the house and clean every single dish and piece of laundry. Biggest inconvenience ever. So I guess we are going to stay with my parents. We could also stay at the hotel Tony works at but he really doesn't want to do that.
Next week is going to be crazy anyways. Halloween is on Tuesday, my birthday is on Wednesday and the baby shower my mom is having for me is on Sunday (my sister and a friend are having another shower for me next month). I somehow miraculously managed to get next weekend off of work but my grandmother and a few of my aunts will be in town so I'm sure I'll be busy busy.
Anyways I should prolly attempt to get some sleep because I have to be up early tomorrow.

Current Mood: rushed rushed


Mon, Oct. 2nd, 2006 10:25 am

I'm about a week shy of 7 months now. Everything is good, other than the fact that my iron was low. I've had anemia my entire life though so that's not really a surprise. I've been taking supplements and eating cream of wheat every day (since spinich is out of the question) so hopefully I'll be up to normal levels by my next bloodwork appointment so I don't have to see a hematologist. I can feel the boy moving around and kicking and stuff. It's neat. Tony has been awesome. He's been at every doctors appointment with me and has been a huge help with everything else too, including cleaning up after the cats since I no longer can do that.

Work has been ok. I've had 2-3 brand trainings every week because all the makeup and skincare lines are coming in to promote their fall products and because holiday season is coming up shortly. So lots of education (and free stuff) for me. Other than work I've been busy at least part of the time. Last month I modeled in a last-minute fashion show for Marina Williams, which was fun. pinkyskull was in town a few weeks ago so that was good times. Me and Tony went on some gambling cruise for his work at one point which was fun for about an hour but lasted way too long. Tony's birthday was last week. We just got another car also so if anyone knows anyone who may want to buy a 20 year old truck with minor electrical problems for under $500 let me know because we need to sell it asap so I can get it off my insurance.

I've got a bunch to do next month. I've got a makeup class, a fashion show, halloween stuff and childbirth classes on my plate so far. I was throwing around the idea of doing makeup for howl-o-scream but decided against it because I'm way too busy. I keep getting offers for dancing and modeling stuff which I cannot really do right now, it sucks because I could use the extra $$. I have been getting a lot of offers to do wedding makeup too, which I don't mind every once in a while but it's not really my thing. I'm kinda thinking I should get more into the bridal world though because it is a huge money maker and it would be helpful after my maternity leave if I could freelance on the weekends and just work very part-time somewhere else. I'm having 2 bebe showers, prolly both in November sometime so I'll post info or ask for everyones email when everything is organized.

Anyways I'll try to update more often, I promise. I'm just having a hard time keeping up with life right now because I'm so exhausted. And I'll post pix soon too, I have tons but I can't seem to find the cord to my camera right now.


Thu, Jul. 27th, 2006 09:53 am


Sun, Jul. 9th, 2006 09:08 pm
Hey Hey Hey,
Sorry for the lack of posting. I had been feeling awful for a while from morning sickness, then I got the stomach flu for like a week, which was terrible.
Anyways I'm feeling much better now. I had my first doctors appointment on Wednesday. I am 14 weeks (3 and a half months) and in great health. We got to hear the bebe's heartbeat. I can prolly do an ultrasound next month, of course this depends on if I have health insurance yet or not. The morning sickness stopped about 2 weeks ago which has made my life much easier. I get headaches a lot now though and I'm really really tired sometimes. I'm finally starting to gain some weight too, I weighed 106 at my appointment, I think I was swolen though because the rest of the week I've only been 100-101 lbs. But I still have gained about 5 pounds or so. I'm starting to show a teeny bit. My mom is taking me clothes shopping later this week for bigger/maternity type stuff. What I need most is pants for work, the ones I have now are all size X-Small. My due date is January 7th.
I've had to slow down a bit, but I'm still keeping busy and doing stuff. I haven't been out clubbing in a while (the smokey environment bothers me and I'm not drinking of course) but we've been going to shows and stuff. Friday I am going to the Bad Art for Bad People opening, next week I'm going to see Rancid. I might have a freelance thing going on on Friday during the day too, not sure yet though. Next month I'm going to model for Orianna at the Wearable Art II show, which I am super excited about.
I got a new car last month. I got another VW Beetle, but it's a 2006 and it's red. I liked my other one a lot but the lease was up and the buy-out on it was more than I wanted to pay so I just bought one. Here is a crappy picture.
Last week I joined the "How Cool.com Girls contest" and I just found out I was one of 2 runners up this week and won a gift certificate, which is super awesome. I only posted a link once on myspace and I didn't think I had that many votes because a bunch of other people were spamming everyone with their link, plus there are like over 60 other girls entered so that was a happy surprise that I was one of the 3 with the highest votes without having to annoy all my friends. Anyways the contest is ongoing so if anyone wants to vote for me CLICK HERE and click the 5th star on all the pix to give me the highest rating (apparently you can vote every 24 hours).
In sad news, we lost a few pets recently. Pixel the rat passed away a few weeks ago. It was not a surprise, she was in the advanced stages of cancer and very old. Pandora the gecko died last week of old age, she was probably about 12. Happy the tarantula died a few days ago too, she was in perfect health and wasn't in the middle of a molt or anything so we aren't sure what happened. She was wild caught from Thailand though, so who knows how old she was.

Anyways it's been a while since I posted pix so here's a couple from a shoot in March with Val.

Me and Alice


Current Mood: okay okay
Current Music: judas priest - living after midnight


Wed, May. 17th, 2006 08:49 am
Back from New York. I was sick practically the whole time. I didn't even make it to the makeup show because I felt so awful. I didn't really get to hang out with anyone either, well except for the lovely nurse_bateman who went out to dinner with us on Monday. It wasn't a total bust, we did some shopping and some other stuff but it was really random because I kept having to go back to the apartment to lie down. It was definately nice to be out of Tampa for a few days though, and I got to relax a little bit for once in my life. I have to work today, which I am not really looking forward to. All I want to do is sleep and eat cookies. Blah.

Last week during a thunderstorm our router got fried (this is the second time this has happened) so we have to get that fixed since we can only have internet on one computer at a time now.

We liberated Turtleface last week. Our old neighbor bought a house and built a huge pond outside and he's got 6 turtles of his own in there. Turtleface has been depressed and turtles usually do better when they are around other turtles, so I'm sure he will be much happier there.

Current Mood: thirsty thirsty


Tue, May. 9th, 2006 10:31 am
Haven't been doing much because I've been sick, sick, sick.

Working all week. Going to New York on Saturday. I'm soooooo excited.

I did makeup for a shoot on Sunday before work, the pix are awesome. Here's a few (click on the image for full-size)....

Model - Kitty
Photographer - Crystal Collins

I got an airbrush compresser last week, I still need to buy the hoses and the airbrush gun but I'm hoping to be doing airbrush makeup and bodypaint by the end of the month, mid-June at the latest.. I'll keep everyone posted, but I am going to need friends to experiment on and most likely take photos of.. There are supposed to be some airbrush workshops and demonstrations going on at the makeup convention in New York, so hopefully that will teach me some tricks and none of my friends will have to be full-on lab rats for me. lol. Honestly though, I'm hoping I won't have any problems. I've used airbrushes for art and graphic stuff before, so it's not like I'm unfamiliar with the whole concept.

I still have Miami pix to post. Hopefully I will get to that this week. :)

Current Location: home!
Current Mood: thirsty dehydrated
Current Music: liquid people - ice cream parlour


Wed, May. 3rd, 2006 07:52 am
Miami trip.... Training was awesome, I learned so much. I honestly didn't do toooooo much otherwise because I was so busy with training, I mostly hung out with my roommate for the week and my other friends from work. We went shopping a few days, friday night we went out to some club in South Beach but it wasn't really my kinda scene. Saturday I got to meet the lovely trainthebody and her b/f and we went to Kitchen Club. Sunday night me and a few of the girlies went to the Sundressing preview at the MAC pro store on South Beach. We weren't even going to go but we all needed to buy stuff from there, plus we found out that they were serving cocktails so we ended up going and it was lots of fun. It was really crowded and they screwed up my order though and ended up giving me 3 things I didn't want (which i returned) and double charged me for something (which I can't get my money back for unless I go back to the south beach store, ughhhh), but I got a bunch of free products so I'm not too upset. I was supposed to do makeup for a shoot on Sunday but the model had a sunburn so it got cancelled. The $$ would have been nice but I wanted to relax anyways.

Anyways, busy busy as usual. Yesterday I did makeup for a shoot during the afternoon, last night tony and I went to see They Might Be Giants. Thursday I'm working at 6am because our new computer system goes live and I'm like the cash register expert, lol. Sunday before work I'm doing makeup and hair for a shoot. I'm not sure when my next day off will be, because I'm going to New York City next Saturday for The Makeup Show. Yesterday I booked our flights and signed the lease for the apartment we are subletting. I'm sooooooo excited.


Wed, Apr. 26th, 2006 10:33 pm

Stolen from megablue and some random people on the c12_neworleans community

all of the following designs are by Ragdoll

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Got back from Miami last night. I've got pix and an update from that adventure too that I need to post eventually.

Current Location: home
Current Mood: sleepy sleepy
Current Music: fatboy slim - funk soul brother


Sun, Apr. 16th, 2006 09:49 pm
New Orleans was a blast, I love it there. I didn't get to do the Tea Party fashion show because the designer I was working for lives in Canada and got stopped at the border and had all kinds of drama and couldn't make it. But that's ok because the night-time fashion show was super awesome. Did some shopping and drinking. Finally got to meet the lovely xerametinx and see my beloved megablue. And it was nice to spend time with my Florida friends (techdoll,razor_candi, winter_skin,synthetikbeauty, little_red). I didn't really take any pix but I'm sure someone else will post some that I can snake.
Today was nice. We got home around 2:30pm then went over to my parent's house for Easter dinner and such. We had an easter egg hunt for Beatrix, she is so cute.
Not home for long, my flight for Miami leaves around 8pm tomorrow. I'm doing laundry and I need to pack and clean my makeup brushes. I'll be there for more than a week. So if any of you South Florida people want to hang out, let me know. My classes are from 9-6 during the week so I'll be free in the evenings and all weekend.


Mon, Mar. 27th, 2006 10:43 am

I had a reaaaaaaallllly bad day on Saturday. Just reaalllllly bad. Drama in the morning involving outdated gossip, work was a madhouse and almost every client I dealt with was nasty to me, and just a bad vibe all around.
But this week is going to be better, and things are already off to a good start. Yesterday I got a call for a gig doing makeup for an instructional DVD that will be disributed at the Humane Society. It pays well and I think they mentioned that they may even be supplying the makeup which will be all profit for me, plus it's something that is beneficial to animals. And it could lead to future work. So yay! Tommorow night I also have rehearsals for the fashion show on Friday at that "Sins Of The Flesh" party.

Lots of travel coming up. Sephora called me this morning and scheduled my training in Miami. It's going to be in April from 4/18 - 4/21 or something. Like literally a day after I get back from Convergence. I need to finalize my NYC plans, I'll definately be there may 14 and 15 for the Makeup Artists Convention. My parents, my grandmother and some of my other relatives are going to be in NYC for one of the nights when I'll be there too because they are all going on a cruise that leaves from there. When I get definate dates I'll let everyone know, there are lots of people I want to hang out with. I'm planning on being there for 4 or 5 days, and hopefully subletting an apartment like last time so if that happens maybe I'll have a small get together.

I'm in the process of cleaning up my friends list on myspace. I've deleted over 1500 people already and I still have like 75 pages to go through on my flist. I used to just accept anyone who sent me an add request but I don't have time for that crap anymore so I'm trying to just keep it to people I already know (IRL and online) or that work in the fashion or entertainment industry. Anyways the reason why I am even mentioning this is that if I delete any of my LJ friends by accident let me know and I'll add you back.


Sat, Mar. 18th, 2006 06:53 pm
Great week, life is fabulous. I'm in decent health once again. I love my job. There has been all kinds of trainings going on which I get to participate in. It's awesome. Not only for the product knowledge but brand training means free food and gratis.

Thursday I modelled for lightleaks. It was fun, and the photos are amazing. She only lives like 10 minutes from me, I'm really surprised I've never run into her before. Hopefully we will work together again soon. anyways here's a few pix.

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Today I had off of work at Sephora and it was wonderful. This morning I did makeup and hair for another shoot with Doug. Good times, I love working with him. (click the pic for the larger version)

Model - Rene
Photographer - Doug Swinskey

After that I went to a wedding. My best friend from high school got married. It was really nice. I'm actually going out in a few to meet up with them at New World Brewery.

Current Mood: happy happy


Thu, Mar. 9th, 2006 12:27 am

I am sick sick sick. I am allergic or just having some kind of adverse reaction to the anti-biotics I was prescribed last week. So I've been in complete agony the past 2 days. I'm getting better though, I'm hoping to be almost back to normal tomorrow because I'm off of work and don't want to waste my whole day being in pain and not able to leave the house like I did on Tues. I was actually able to eat some food tonight, so that is definately an improvement.
Other than that, things are pretty darn good. I'm loving working full-time at Sephora. Sooooo much happier. I was supposed to do makeup for a shoot Sat. but it got cancelled....Then at the last minute I got booked for another shoot so that ended up working out well and being a lot of fun. Here's a couple pix from that (click the image for full-size, you know the drill). That second pic is pretty much unedited, the sunsets in Florida look so crazy in photos.

Model - Uriana
Photographer - Doug Swinskey

Also, here's some pix from the runway show at The Bank in December (designer- Orianna).....

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There's other stuff for me to post about but my back is realllly sore right now and I should lie down.

Also, if you live near Tampa go to this art show on Saturday.

Current Mood: sore sore


Mon, Feb. 27th, 2006 05:28 pm
So tomorrow's my last day at my day job. I was really irritated last week and was considering using my vacation time and stop coming in, but you know what, I have done absolutely nothing productive and have just sat on my ass for the past 3 days, and I'm sure tomorrow will be no different. All I'm supposed to really be doing is supervising the new girls and typing up procedures (which I finished already). If they want to pay me to not do anything and also pay me for my unused paid time off then I'll deal. The attitude has simmered down a bit too. I actually got an appreciative email on Friday and "good luck" flowers today. Tomorrow I'm getting taken out to lunch. So whatever. After tomorrow I'm not ever going to have to come back, so I'll just take the extra $$.
I'm sick. I got sick on Thursday, I had laryngitis all weekend, and now my throat hurts really bad again today. I should prolly go to the doctor before my health insurance situation changes. I slept all day yesterday (literally) and that didn't even help me. Blah.
I faxed my appeal to be exempt from Jury duty last week and they DENIED me. I'm so pissed. I called today and they said all they could do was reschedule me. So I rescheduled for sometime in May and they are going to send me a new summons thing. Ugh. Why do I get picked for this every year?
The rest of the week should be good. I start full-time at Sephora on Wednesday and my schedule is awesome. It's mostly afternoon and night shifts. I've got Saturday off but I'm doing makeup for a shoot.
We bought our plane tix for New Orleans, so that's one less thing to worry about. My grandfather is in town. Tomorrow night me and Tony will prolly end up at the Downtown Dunedin Mardi Gras thing, since it is like a half a block from our house.


Tue, Feb. 21st, 2006 11:51 pm

Just stock photos, nothing crazy. only a few for now.

Photographer = Steven Andres

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Current Mood: tired tired


Mon, Feb. 20th, 2006 10:32 pm

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Current Mood: busy busy