Saturday, April 25, 2009

we'll no longer memorize or rhyme

it's my blog-versary :) i've been blogging for 4 years now! yikes.

so...i've been trying to build a little photography portfolio, and i had a shoot today. this is rakhee. she was super fun. it was SUPER WINDY today, but we just went with it.

a couple of favorites from the day. i've still got 394320483204 pictures to go through.

anyways. if you (or someone you know) are in the bay area, and wouldn't mind being a guinea pig for me taking pictures of you, shoot me an e-mail.

one of my roomies bought a tv for the living room today. our apartment is starting to have all of the necessities now, lol.

and i am hoping for the wind to go away. why, oh why, is it back?!

have a good one :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

you say tomato, i say to-mah-to

once upon a time, the boy had this chair. it originally came from the cabin, and was in the living room of the apartment he shared with linda. when he moved back home, the chair ended up in his TV room.

my friends had a liking for this chair. elaine slept in it one night. amy came up to visit with me once and was amused by it. she always asked me about the chair afterwards.

a little while ago, the chair went into storage.

i barely have any furniture, and my room seemed really bare. so today, i inherited the chair:

amy called it my "throne." haha. i love this thing. it's the one happy-colored thing in my room right now!

Monday, April 20, 2009

i keep throwing it down two-hundred at a time

throughout the month of april, the prima and tattered angels design teams have collaborated to create projects using both product lines. today was my day, and i created the above layout and card. the TA glimmer mist was super fun to work with - although my hands are still stained blue and pink. lol. but it was fun playing with the stuff, spraying paper and flowers and getting my hands dirty. you can visit both blogs for more ideas and for a fun giveaway on each!

we've been having super nice weather up here...i even got to wear shorts yesterday! the boy and i went out to tilden on saturday for a little bbq/picnic...the light was gorgeous, so i made him sit still for pictures. he was NOT happy. lol. but i like this one -

i took a hike around the presidio yesterday - from the golden gate bridge to baker bridge. i took a little side trail which led to this semi-secluded, really rocky, gorgeous beach. plus, the entire trail was pretty lovely, and it was SO clear that the bridge looked better than usual. i am kicking myself because i deliberately left my camera at home. THIS is probably why i should never be without my camera. gotta do this again!

have a good one :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

i'm movin' on...

i moved in here today:

my roommate search at my old place completely failed, so i was stuck having to find a new place. let's just say, apartment-hunting is completely awesome...NOT!

one little story/rant from my search:

there's this apartment complex right next to school. it's really not that awesome and rent is really expensive, but it's right next to school, so a bunch of students live there. i'd been noticing on craigslist that a lot of people are renting out their living rooms in these apartments, because rent is quite high here for some reason (seriously, you can get a decent room a little further from campus for the same price as SHARING a room here. in a more interesting part of the city). i waslooking for a cheap place, and i was desperate to find a place ASAP, so i figure it can't hurt to e-mail these people. besides, it would hopefully be a short-term lease, so i can get out of it if i really, really hate it. people are about to start moving out soon, anyway.

so i was supposed to check out this living room on a tuesday. the guy living in the apartment told me to call him when i'm close. i did when i was about 10 minutes away. no answer. i call again when i'm about a block away. a guy who sounds like he just woke up answers the phone. i'm thinking this is sort of strange, but it's about noon, and some college students DO sleep in until noon, so i'm like whatever. anyways. i tell said guy, "i'm caroline and i'm here to see the room," to which he replies "we rented it out this morning, sorry." um, what? THANKS FOR TELLING ME YOU *#&(@!&#(*#TARD. STRIKE ONE. this was the first appointment i had, and it was NOT a good start to my search. i call the boy, rant, and head back home. i'm especially busy that day and have 5928058230482304 things to do.

two days later i find an e-mail from him saying that the room is open again, and since he feels bad, if i'm a good fit for it, he'll give it to me for the very cheap price of $470. i think it can't hurt, so i say i can come check it out tomorrow (friday). he tells me to show up around 2. my wifi is down for some reason, and i try to go to two libraries to use theirs so i can check my e-mail, but all the libraries apparently open late on fridays. GRR. i call him on my way there to ask him for his address again, since i sort of remember where to go but don't remember what the exact address was. i tell him i'll be there in 5 minutes. i get to his building. i call him to tell him i'm here. no answer. call again. no answer again. this happens 2 more times. you have GOT to be kidding me. it's f-ing freezing and WINDY outside and i'm about to get blown away. STRIKE TWO. i'm pretty irritated at this point. finally, he picks up. again, he sounds like he just woke up, and sounds really out of it and kinda seems aloof, so the mental image in my head is of this white guy who's also a stoner. not my ideal roommate.

anyways. the guy tells me it's 8238. i'm thinking that's his apartment number. some guy happened to be walking out of the building and opens the door for me (you need a security code to get in), and i head up to the eighth floor. there is no 8238 - all the doors have letters on them. i'm really confused. i get back on the elevator to go back to the lobby. luckily, a security guard is in there, so i ask him where the 8238 is. he tells me that all the apartments here are a number followed by a letter (i.e. 2A), so i need to call this guy back. when i do, he tells me he lives in 10J. welllllll...THANKS FOR TELLING ME YOUR APARTMENT NUMBER YOU *#&!(#&!(#&TARD. STRIKE THREE.

i get to 10J. i knock on the door. no answer. i ring the doorbell. no answer. SERIOUSLY?! ...aaaaand YOU HAVE BEEN SHUNNED. i ring it again, and the door opens. the BOY (yes, not guy. basically boy) who opens it is not the white stoner i'd envisioned, but this asian kid who looks to be about 16. he later told me that he was a sophomore, but he looked super duper young. he mentions that two freshmen live there. at this point, i feel so OLD. even before i find this out, i've pretty much decided that i don't want that living room, no matter how cheap it is.

the living room was actually not bad. spacious enough, nice light, great views of lake merced and even of the ocean on a clear day. but seriously. that kid needs to pull it together if he's ever going to rent that room out.

but this, folks, is why apartment hunting blows.

i ended up taking a room in the same apartment complex. i found a cheap room for about the same price that most people in this building pay to share a room. the room is bigger than my old room, and i have a closet (no more crashing garment rack. hooray!) the only problem is that the lease ends on may 31, so there's a strong possibility that i'll be moving again after all that. argh. but i have a place lined up should that happen, so all will be good.

so...the fire alarm in the building is currently going off. i peeked outside to see if anyone was evacuating, but everyone seems to still be in their rooms, but i hear sirens. what to do? hmmm...of course this happens the first night i move in, right?

i leave you with some layouts i did for the mid-month garden on two peas, which went up last night. two of them are digi!

have a good one :)

Monday, April 13, 2009

gimme gimme gimme more...

i'm still making my way through those pictures from when my computer was broken, and i think i've finally gone through most of them :) here are a couple more to share with y'all.

from an afternoon out at crissy field. i love that's beachy, has a grassy area, and has the best views of the golden gate bridge.

poppies at golden gate park.

reyanna suggested that i check out jack london park. the boy's mother suggested it also, so we headed up there one afternoon. it was cool, although we barely saw a tiny part of it, since we got there kind of late. definitely going back, though!

we stopped by one of the wineries in sonoma also. wine tasting, yum :)

i think i mentioned on here that i finally took a trip to alcatraz. there were stunning views of the city both on the way there and from the island...

and of course i had to make someone take a photo of me "in jail":

and of me jumping in front of the skyline:


have a good one :)

Thursday, April 09, 2009

i'm still here

nothing super exciting to report with y'all (except that i'm moving in about a week), but wanted to share these two things -

i have the digi challenge digi challenge over at two peas this week, and it's to use the shape/marquee tool on a digi LO. i never knew that there was such an abundance of shapes included under the custom shapes tool in photoshop, and it was fun discovering them all - definitely something i need to play with more in the future. for this page, however, i used a heart to go along with the theme of the photos! "so thankful" LO was selected by scrapbooks etc. as one of the originals for the november/december make it yours column. you can go here to see the layout, and then create your own version of it for a chance to have it published in the magazine. there are also two other fabulous LOs up there that you can also lift! fun stuff :)

have a good one :)

Friday, April 03, 2009

digi KI

did you see that KI came out with some new KI came out with some new digital collections? me+KI+digi = swoooooon. i couldn't resist playing with some of it soon after i saw it!

i love that they have the old pieces of me and colorful lines in there, so i can print them out and use them again! yay! they also have some new, digi-only love elsie stuff. and they have a ton of super fun brushes, which i used on the above LO. exciting, exciting :)

this has been a crazy, busy, hectic, and stressful week. i'm in the process of finding a new place, and have tentatively found a place. it all hinges on someone taking the other room they're renting out, but looks good so far. fingers crossed. i've also had a bunch of things due this week, and i feel like i've constantly been running around and on the go, too. looking forward to my weekend...and BREATING. we're planning to go to zachary's. i've been craving it AGAIN!

have a good one :)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

i don't know why i can't keep my eyes off of you

spring break is over, i'm back in san francisco, and it's been busy. i'm having to look for a new place ASAP and it's been frustrating. grrr. the rest of my break was nice, and the cabin was nice. the weather has been lovely over here in SF since i got back though!

anyways. just sharing my garden layouts for you :) this month's garden is FABULOUS - go check it out!

this month's theme was stamping - soooo not my thing, but i do love stamping with empty toilet paper rolls. hehe :)

new product focus - this new baby stuff from little yellow bicycle is soooo cute. and i made it work on an all about me page!

have a good one :)

p.s. how is it APRIL already?!?!?