Monday, October 17, 2011

I needed more than just a cheap thrill ride

I have a confession to make. I might have a little obsession with cupcakes. I don't think I want to eat them anymore, but damn do I keep baking them. I woke up today and made cupcakes, got home after class and made more cupcakes. It's like, I bake to distract me from things I actually need to be doing. Especially since this week is going to be my busiest week by far.

Anyway. . . since I was so busy today, I lost track of time. Quickly showered and put on whatever I could find. Bad move since we did some photography today and we had to do a studio shoot. Harsh lights reflected everything since my skin's really bad at the moment. But meh, who cares. Selena Gomez says I'm beautiful anyway!

The haziness of some of these photos remind me of alcohol, house parties, and cool kids for some reason. Or maybe it's just the alcoholic in me talking. I guess I have yet to recover from that crazy intoxicated state last weekend.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Raise your glass

I went on a little shopping spree last Friday and went crazy on buying some baking equipment (but that's another blog entry!) because I wanted to make cupcakes. Plan for the weekend was to keep it low key and have a nice home cooked dinner. Nek minnit. . .

I never win anything ever so I was stoked when I won tickets to State of Mind plus a $50 bar tab! Got ready to go out and had nothing to wear. Luckily I found this vintage Mickey Mouse shirt lying around and knew I just had to wear it. Also wore my leather pleated skirt that I got for such a cheap price a few weeks ago. I tried it on as a joke because it looked like a "hooker" skirt but imagine my surprise when I fell in love with it. I think the floral headpiece puts the whole outfit together and keeps it from looking too sloppy!

I don't remember much from that night (First time to ever get that wasted!) but based from stories, I did a lot of raising my arms, talking, and even fell off a car when I got home. Oh god.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wise decisions.

A few Wednesdays ago, we went to Auckland for a day of rest and relaxation. Don't get me wrong, I love Hamilton and all, but sometimes living in a small town can get so.. suffocating. The last half of September seemed to be filled with drama and since I am a peace loving Libra, I do not do drama and I cannot handle that.

So off we went on our little adventure. A wise man told me to go and be free (Hi Dan!), and so I did. I treated myself to a nice lunch at O'Carolls Freehouse where I had the best onion rings ever plus yummy ribs then walked across to Casette for some Affogato for dessert. Vulcan Lane is where it's at in Auckland, me thinks!

Spent the day going places, eating, shopping, and just chilling. We might've gotten lost on our way home but that's just part of the adventure! Perhaps the best part of the trip though was walking along the streets of the city aimlessly, wandering through street after street with no direction. We literally went wherever our feet dragged us too! Also another highlight was when the bouncer at Britomart 1885 professed his undying love for me. I believe the exact words were "Bye! I love you". I fought the urge to run back and break down and cry and ask for his hand in marriage.

I feel like I've left all my drama and baggage in Auckland and that I've got my game back on! I'm Jess, 20 years old, and ready to face the world!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

20 good reasons

My big 2-0 last Thursday. 2 decades old. Wow. I didn't really have any plans except to go out to dinner with the fambam. I think my teenage years was spent making plans and following all the rules, and by now, I've learned that things never go according to plan. I didn't make any plans because I didn't want to be disappointed. I thought, wherever life takes me tomorrow, then bring it!

Only plan was to have fun and party hard. We had drinks at the flat, and then it was off to town! It was so nice to see familiar faces show up. Also had a super cute birthday card from Steph and got to blow my cupcakes too! Shout out goes to her and Lex for being such amazing good kids!

Bought a whole jug of cocktails and had some fun times at the VIP room. The ever amazing Shannon Rolfe  from Snap Star was there to capture the moment. 

All in all, it was a really good birthday! Part 2 happened last night. . . and that in itself is another blog entry! To be continued. . .