My Want-Not-Need Shopping List


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  • New cute stationary and cards.
  • Strawberry Lemonade Powerade.
  • Gel pens.
  • A pretty food journal.
  • A Darker Shade of Magic Trilogy.
  • Too many tapestries to count.
  • Pretty yarn skein combinations for a new blanket project.
  • Hot fudge, for ice cream nights.
  • Dream catchers.
  • Rescue books, from thrift stores.
  • Michiko to Hatchin DVD set.
  • Foaming soap.
  • A bigger writing desk.
  • Yearly zoo or aquariumΒ pass.

You know there’s always a difference between the shopping lists of things we NEED versus the things we WANT. That’s my current WANT list, it was satisfying to write. What’s on your want-not-need list?

~Jamie

My Forged Summer Bucket List (again)


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So last year I did this silly thing where instead of making a summer bucket list around May, I made it at the end in August with a bunch of things I actually did do. πŸ˜„ It was very fun, so I figured I’d do again! Let’s see what I got accomplished on THIS summer bucketlist. πŸ˜‰

Watch “Stranger Things” and LOVE IT.
Visit my best friend and have a blast.
Celebrate my birthday at the Rainforest Cafe.
Make apple fries for fun.
Get a job at Dairy Queen.
Eat at Captain D’s in Georgia and die from nostalgia brought on by flavor.
Buy a JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure t-shirt.
Watch Deadpool and love it.
Start driving.
Make friends at work and avoid drama.
Recreate Mellow Mushroom’s bruschetta with dollar store items.
Watch Finding Dory in theaters.
Watch CivilΒ War in theaters with my best friend.
Go to ComiCon, high-five Deadpools, and buy more anime posters.
Eat genuine southern food while in the south.
Go swimming once.
Make a nice paycheck by filling in for other people.
Survive airport security and travel.
Have sleepovers with the little bro and VHS Disney movies.
Cook Miss Rita’s Apple Cider Vinegar Chicken twice and die from the yumminess.
Learn new crochet stitches.
Redo my purse so that nothing gets lost again ever.
Pick homegrown strawberries.
Cut potato chips out of my diet to save money , then crave salt for two months.
Soak in the tub during a heavy rainstorm.
Watch Olympic swimming and gymnastics at the neighbors one evening.
Make overall big life adjustments for the better and be happy for the future.

That was my summer; I truly was able to jump into some things I, like driving and getting a job. Meeting James was huge and amazing too, and all the little things are so wonderful I don’t want to forget them. ❀ What’d you do this summer?

~Jamie

Awkward But Awesome


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Awkward: when your boss gets annoyed that I can’t hear her over loud machines, or read her mind.

But Awesome: when she still trusts me with money and calls me to cover others because she knows I’m dependable.

Awkward: starting a third blog when IΒ can barely keep up with the first two.

But Awesome: starting a third blog completely for music and being TOTALLY HAPPY WITH IT.

Awkward: buying wall art at a thrift store, needing nails to hang them up, and then procrastinating on it for an actualΒ year. @_@

But Awesome: finally hanging them up, making my room look rad.

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Awkward: rearranging my room’s furniture right before dropping dead from a cold in a huge new mess.

But Awesome: getting all better and having a brand new-looking room; because we have better wifi now so I can move the TV and dresser out of its one corner. πŸ˜„

Awkward: finding out I have to work a double shift on Saturday.

But Awesome: well…it will be….once I see my next paycheck. πŸ˜„

Awkward: trying to learn things as quickly as possible in my new job at Dairy Queen.

But Awesome: having wonderful new coworkers who help me, give me rides, and treat me like family. ❀

Awkward: rewatching Modern Family for the ump-teenth time.

But Awesome: it’s Modern Family. You can’t overwatch this one. πŸ˜‰

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~Jamie

Currently: Baking in the Kitchen


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Currently listening: to the One Outs original soundtrack. Stupidly fun to listen, so funky and cheeky. ❀

Currently sitting: at the kitchen table facing into the living room, and moving back and forth with the oven baking chocolate chip banana muffins.

Currently liking: the GrammarlyΒ extension for Google Chrome! It’s so much better than the WordPress proofreader–ugh.

Currently drinking:Β lots of water, still. It’s freaking hot out there and it’s refusing to rain in my neighborhood, so I’m continuing to suffer. Gotta stay hydrated! πŸ˜„

Currently writing: more often my second blog, Jamie Talks Anime. It feels good to be back! I gave it a new layout too, and for some reason, that’s really brought back my motivation to write again! Feels awesome!

Currently watching:Β Frasier, on the living room TV:”Ham Radio”, one of my favorite episodes!

Currently obsessed: with my newest third blog, My Soulmate: Music. If you remember in an earlier post I mentioned I wanted to find more ways to better express myself this year? This spontaneously became one of them! I’m posting a favorite song almost every day AND I LOVE IT.

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Currently tired: of politics. Enough. Said.

Currently excited: for my birthday this Sunday! I actually hadn’t thought about it very much this year, but my family and loved ones have been getting excited about it and now I’m excited too!

Currently scaring myself: with finding a job and practicing driving. I’m doing both at the moment. I really hope I have a job by the end of August, I’ll really need it by then. Thankfully, the driving part has been easier than expected. Left turns aren’t that bad, I just learned a trick for parking, and I successfully drove on 7 lane roads for the first time the other day! It will be very interesting when I’m comfortable enough to buy a car and can go where I like. @_@ πŸ˜„

Currently stuck in my head: so many songs. ❀

Currently wishing: for rain, rain, lots of rain! I WANT IT SO BADLY.

Currently praying: that I continue to be safe while driving, that I find myself the right job, and that the right vehicle will be made available at the right time and place and price.

~Jamie

The Happy Tag!


My blogging palΒ SW tagged me to do theΒ happy tagΒ (and doΒ check out her blog A Free Mind, it’s one of my favorites! <3) So I complied just a few things below that make me happy!

BOOKS:

“The Night Circus” ( ’cause magic) // Sherlock Holmes original novels and short storiesΒ  // “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (THE NOSTALGIA.) // Treasure Island” (pirates, hello?! XD) // Dracula”Β  //

WORDS

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Twitterpated (“Love-struck.”) // Serendipity (“Finding something good without looking for it.”) // Wanderlust (“a great desire to travel or rove about.”) // Collywobbles (“butterflies in stomach.” // Kawaii (“something super stupid cute.” pst, my own definition. πŸ˜„ ) //

MOVIES/TV:

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Movies/TV:

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (because Ellen equals happy LOL)Β // Clue (my fave! πŸ˜„ ) // The Office US (I credit it as saving my life with joy.) // Frasier (my life was not complete before I saw Frasier.) // Murder by Death (mystery parodies FTW) // Erased (tears. so many tears, but most of them happy.) // Harry Potter (#ObviousReasons) // KonoSuba (happy feels happy feels happy feels.) //

SCENTS:

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the air before it rains // pizza // pool water //Β freshly baked brownies //Β white citrus Bath and Body foam soap // hotel rooms// the smell of mint when you open the floss containerΒ // and that speCIAL SMELL NEWBORNS HAVE ON THEIR HEADS THAT YOU JUST WANT KEEP YOUR NOSE BURIED IN FOREVER,Β BECAUSE SWEET MAMACITA.

SONGS:

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“Sh-Boom”Β Β by The Chords // “Clean” by Taylor Swift // “Sing” by Pentatonix // “Rise” by Selena Gomez // “Female President” by Girl’s Day // “Spy” by Super Junior // “Fireflies” by Owl City // “Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles // “Sleigh Ride”Β  by Leroy Anderson //

MISC:

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balloons // aquarium trips // Hercule Poirot //Β fairy tales // CASUAL CAPSLOCK CONVERSATIONS πŸ˜„ // Encyclopedia Brown // jellyfish // candles // anime marathons // bubble baths // Β Mickey Mouse // color // bubble gum chewing //


 

I tag anyone who hasn’t ALREADY been tagged to do this…is there anyone left who hasn’t? Everyone in my circles seems to have done it. πŸ˜„ But if you want to do it, I’ll come comment on your post if you leave me the link! ❀ Because comments and commenting also make me happy! ❀

~Jamie