Tuesday, January 6, 2015

#NewDay 5: Robotics


Sure, it may have just been out of a little kit, but it is freaking exciting! Sorry my nerd is showing.

Robotics has been my topic of study as of late, I've been reading up about them on the internet and watching some Ted Talks on Robotics on Netflix (which I highly recommend), but I've never actually tired to build one before!

The only problem right now is the fact that I don't know if he actually works. Yet.

You see he's a SOLAR POWERED robot and the thing is right now work kinda steals all my sunshine throughout the week. I go to work and it's dark and I leave work and the sun is already setting on the horizon. Not so conducive to running solar powered robots.

You don't know how depressing it is to need the sun and not have it.

I was gonna go home on lunch today and try to run it in the -10 degree sunny weather, but then Becky wanted me to go eat Mexican food with her instead. I told her she was thwarting my plans to bring about world domination. Because of course I plan on taking over the world with my army of deadly robots. This tiny robot is obviously just my first step.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Weekend Wrap-Up

This New Years resolution is hard.

What was I thinking?!? Trying to do one new thing each day?!

It's really hard to think of new things to do. Especially when you are a creature of habit and really super lazy.

Mona really doesn't think I'll make it. She keeps telling me with her sarcastic voice and pity face, "You can do anything you put your mind to". When she says you can do anything you put your mind to she's really saying, "you are never going to do this", "let's set some realistic goals", and "don't quit your day job."

Real supportive that one.

I'm only going to keep going to spite her.

Watermelon Surprise
#NewDay 2

I went out Friday night with a friend and I told the Barkeep to surprise me with a girly fruity drink.  I don't go for the surprise drink especially of the girly fruity variety. And let me tell you, this drink did not change my mind about that.

It tasted, and looked, like a Watermelon Jolly Rancher. While I like Watermelon Jolly Ranchers, having it as a drink is a little overpoweringly sweet. It's definitely not something I would have ever ordered on my own, but it was worth the try and I finished the whole thing. Plus, now I know I don't like it.

#NewDay 3

I almost gave up on day 3. 

I was super super lazy. It was a Saturday. I had the apartment to myself, and living with three other girls, it's very rare to have the apartment to yourself for a whole day. I didn't want to do anything. 

It was around seven at night I still hadn't done anything. Not even gotten ready for the day. But I needed to leave the house. I needed food and a hairdryer (mine decided it only wants to work halftime. Leaving me with freezing hair in the winter...not good). 

I was just gonna skip it. I could order delivery and go with wet hair. Putting on real pants and makeup just seemed like too much work. 

Weird fact about me: I never leave the house without jeans/dress pants and makeup. 

Then I thought to myself, "Wait a minute! I NEVER leave the house without real pants and makeup!" 

Time to try something new!

I was going to brave the shopping world barefaced and in sweatpants!

So, I just got up and left. 

It was freeing and empowering experience. Although it wasn't empowering enough for me to take lasting photo proof. I sent Mona a Snapchat that would be gone from evidence within five seconds, just to prove to her I did something new for the day so she couldn't give me crap, but that's it.  

Honestly, I don't know why I've never gone out of the house like this before. It's not like a wear an overpowering amount of makeup or always have to be dressed to the nines. I guess I just feel like a slob walking around in my pajama's and not getting my washing and prepping my face for the day.  

But it was nice. I might do this one more often. 

#NewDay 4

"I got that red lip classic thing that you like" 

Speaking of makeup. It was on my mind when I was out shopping without it. 

While I always wear makeup out of the house, it's not a crazy lot of makeup. I try to keep it very natural. I don't like to draw a lot of attention to myself. Attention tends to make me uncomfortable. Yes, I'm a little awkward and weird. Don't mind me. 

But this whole new branching out and trying new things thing got me thinking why not go a little bold and crazy. Go on. So I bought some red lipstick. It seems to really work for T. Swift. 

It think it worked for me too. I got a lot of complements like: 

"You look 'really' really nice. Like more than usual" 

"Sexy babe"

"You're going to attract all of the men

"Your face looks better than mine!

"I could see you coming from across the room and I love it",  

and my personal favorite:

"I was going to comment on your Instagram picutre, but I thought that would make you uncomfortable", 

That last one about sums me up when it comes to complements, but I think I'm keeping the lipstick. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year #NewDay 1


Welcome to the year 2015! The year of Back To The Future 2!

I know I've been a little bit missing in action as of late, but you know with the new year comes new goals and this year's number one goal is to start up blogging again! Lucky YOU!! (lucky me too, I've really missed it.) 

Also, as another goal, I've decided I'm going to try and live a little more glamorous, keep you on the edge of your seats lifestyle. Girl gone wild type stuff. And by "gone wild" I mean I'm just gonna try doing one new little thing each day this year, without giving up by February. (Mona doesn't think I can do it) 

It's not gonna be anything super big, but something to get me out of my comfort zone. Try something new. It will be educational. And I might find some new things I really like!

Yesterday, DAY 1, #NewDay 1, I watched stand up comedy on Netflix. I've never watched stand up before and I thought I might try it. See what I like. See if I even liked it.

What I discovered...

1. There is a lot of stand up comedy I do not like. Stand up can be really crude and it can also be really boring. Neither of which I like very much.

2. They all have surprising long intros to their videos. It's creepy. This one had a 20 minute introduction video to the stand up comedy portion. I ended up just fast forwarding over it it was so weird!

3. I like Keven Hart and John Mulaney. If you have any recommendations based on these two comedians (who are really very different) please let me know!