Thursday, August 22, 2013


So yesterday was a little hard. I was sore from my first day (the day before yesterday) of a heavy strength workout, tired, seemed like I made everyone unhappy at work, etc. So I'm up late playing phone games until like 1am... which I haven't done since high school... So, I slept in today, but I eventually got up because someone had texted and called me and forced myself to start my workout again. (No pain, no gain right?!) As I'm working out, Boy gets out of bed (before 9:00!! MIRACLE!) And he rushes out the door saying he forgot something in the laundry room. I just kinda think to myself... oooookay.... and keep working out. For helpers, we live right behind the laundry facilities... he was gone for a while. He eventually came back about 15 minutes later saying "I FOUND IT! 2 for 2 months." handing me two wild flowers.

I love flowers... Silly I know, but these are especially my favorite. He went out to the nearby field and picked them, but I don't care. They're cute and it made my day because he's never bought me flowers (besides last time I got roses from a boy, they went to target practice with my archery friends).

I really wish I could grow things. I'm not very good at it, but I'm trying. I try all the time. The only thing I've been able to successfully grow are black tulips, which I have never personally seen... Mom has only sent me pictures. lol Either way, I hope that I can grow something this next spring/summer. I better start now! Right? Or do I wait until the dead of winter? Oi....

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


I love anime.

Even before I went to Japan, I've loved reading and watching Anime. It lets me escape the world and my imagination and artistic mind just go. I love the art style and the stories that go along with them. I just recently watched an anime that I had been meaning to see, but completely forgot about. Boy brought it up on Netflix and though it was kinda creepy/spooky and the art was very different, I truly enjoyed this story. It's apparently based off of a true Irish folk tale which made it all the better. Always wanted to go to Ireland for their faerie tales.

There's a particular character whom I loved in this story, Aisling (almost sounds like they're saying Ashley in the movie). Either way, she's a faerie. A true faerie of the forest. Last of her kind. I absolutely loved the way she is portrayed in the movie. Mischievous, fun, a forest dweller, mysterious and cute. She doesn't have wings, but she doesn't have to. All in all, I fell in love with her. And you'll just have to watch to find out why.

Here's the movie to the trailer of the movie. The art is so different and fantastic! I love the Celtic knots and the way that they depict things so close, but then as soon as the character goes behind a tree, they are far away. Just so clever. Comparable to the great anime artist Miyazaki? I think so.