Día de los muertos Round 1

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This past weekend I threw THE BEST party!
I think the fact face painting was involved brought it up a couple of notches. I was SO exhausted getting everything ready but it turned out to be a lot of fun. I’ll let the pictures explain themself…

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OH, and this was the decorations before

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Needless to say it was a lot of fun. Tacos, dance machine, face paint mixers…. it was great. I’m considering having a round II. Either way, I hope your actual Day of the Dead is great.

Also, this was my outfit at work previously that day.

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I love that dress.
Happy day!

So much full

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Today was a day off with a plan!

… so naturally none of what I needed to do actually happened and I got distracted by other things.

I made a tremendously long list of what was like like goals than errands and was hoping too tackle a few things.

Instead I ended up going out to eat with this loser

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… don’t even ask, no one knows what’s going on in this pic.

I have to say I feel like my bangs looked pretty good today. It’s the little things that make me happy.

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I’m elbows deep in a lasagna, as they say, so let me finish cleaning.

Here’s a collection of adorable things pressed against glass. You can save them as your phone wallpaper our lock screen.

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I believe in yesterday

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Okay. So. Lots to catch up on for such a fast weekend.

Yesterday…(insert Beatles hit here. Not that garbage Boys II Men version.)

Yesterday I worked an 8 hour shift at my little part-time jerb. It doesn’t happen too often AND we were open an hour later so I just was expecting a sucky day.

A family came in and was trying to configure ideas for a particular mask. I was tossing out ideas and one was ‘noh face‘ from Spirited away.
The dad was American and kid was Asian.

Dad, “ooooh that’s a good idea. See Sam, a lot of people know the studio ghibli movies.” Dad explained how Sam goes to Japan and that he’s half Japanese so I replied “honto?” Which means really? In Japanese and dad responded back in Japanese then mom (who was Japanese) and daughter came around the corner and I said “Nihongo ga sqoshi wakarimasu” which means ‘I know a little Japanese’.
Mom, whom I later found out went by the name Kazumi, was so kind, polite and excited!
We all chatted for a while and I talked about my trip and where I went and where they got married and how long they were married and my face hurt from smiling so much. I had to let them go but I ended up running to the front so I could ring them out. I wrote down my email and gave it to them telling them I’d love to be friends since it’s difficult to learn a language without anyone to speak to it with. They humbly accepted and said bye in Japanese.
I. Was. On. Cloud……9!!!!

Then! Yes, there’s a then. THEN!

One of the most creative people I’d ever met in my life. Writing creatively, artistically, musically, the list goes on. And that I haven’t seen in about 10 years or more came into MY store (out of every store in the northern hemisphere) and I just about melted into a puddle.
It was so fantastic to see him again. I’m sure you can smell the teenage crush I had on him….
Either way it was nice to chat.
A couple hours later my ex boyfriend from 6 years ago, his mom came in and I helped her with a costume.
Not. Weird. At. All.

It was such an amazing day. I hope to hear from the Japanese family again. And even if I don’t, I made good friends with them.

After all of that the Triforce and I went to play dance games and even got photo bombed.

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I asked mister photo bomber to join in on a selfie.

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Tigers, Grooves and a bang(s)!

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Sometimes my put too much on my plate, and sometimes I just smash the plate and pour a cauldron of errands all over its disastered remains…. that was this week. Busy, busy, busy!

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My tiger friend and I here were supposed to do a lunch and learn with his friend about her job since we were considering applying.
We ended up getting distracted at the mall looking for shoes (that was our excuse at least).
We ended up never even looking for shoes. I honestly don’t even remember what we did for those few hours.

Later that day we made it to my favorite Thai restaurant, you know the one I’m addicted to.

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Don’t ask me what was happening here. I think I was praying to the heavens that my food would come quickly because I was starving.

A couple days later tiger-man and I dressed up all snazzy-like and interviewed at her employment. It went really well even though I was shaking from nervousness. But my eyebrows gave me the confidence I needed.

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I guess tiger-man was fist pumping cause my eyebrows came out so great… only explanation.

That same day I had a doctor’s appointment to check out my throat, I was really scared because I’ve been having problems swallowing food. They want to put a camera down my throat which terrifies me but everyone said I’ll be okay.

My girlfriend came over that night and cut me some new style, I knew I’d instantly regret.

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Kinda dark but that’s us fooling around.
The way I feel about bangs: you look cute right after you style them but you wake up like this..

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Kinda Jimmy neutron-ish.

Now, for the BEST thing of he week…
Tiger-man and I had to wake up SUPER early (like a whole 9:00) to drive an hour away to get a big, heavy, metal, beauty.

And here’s what it’s all about:

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We’re PUR-ETTY darn excited about this, which now resides in my basement. And we agree will stay there until the second coming of Christ..
At about 900lbs, it’s not going anywhere.

After dropping that off at home I immediately had to run to work.

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Had a little fun there with this adorable hat I’m gonna buy.

I’m so, so, SO exhausted and my week isn’t over. I still have dentist appointment, vet appointments, more interviews….I need 2 of me.

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Now go take a siesta for me…

Spicy Grandma

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Amongst a very busy day I got to take myself out of my stressful element and spend some time with family, even if it was only shortly.

I started my day off right with furry kisses and Oremonogatari…

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-Yes, they were yummy (he was sure to show off his butt to me too).

Then went to visit grandma with Zazzles.

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Lastly, Zazzles and I got some spicy Thai (I decided to go a full 4 stars of spice today). It was much needed.

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Hope your day was full of food, anime, cat butts and grandma’s too.

Once the paper’s crumpled up it can’t be perfect again

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The worst part about waking up from an emotional dream about my daddy is trying to walk away from it throughout the day.

Sometimes I feel like I’ve been so broken I’m never going to be okay or normal again. That I’m always going to be this defeated up little girl that doesn’t know how to function correctly. Like my arms are legs and my legs are elbows and I’m trying to ever- so-carefully balance myself so no one can see I’m about to fall.

Obviously I had a dad dream again last night. It was my least favorite kind. We all thought he was passed away but I found out he wasn’t. He just lost his cell phone for a year and was working at a convalescent home feeding people. We laughed and poked fun and I was relieved he was alive and well after all.

My least dreams, where I find security and comfort in knowing it all wasn’t real… to then wake up and get slapped with reality.
The sting of the slap lingers for the day and I don’t know how to function. My skin feels uncomfortable, I want to cry but I can’t. I just walk forward trying not to acknowledge it because if I let the flood gates open just a little I’m afraid all Hell will break free and I’ll never be able to keep it together.

I think something broke inside me that day but I don’t know what. But I feel like a car missing a spark plug: functioning but dangerous and rough.

I wish I could be a penpal to heaven.
So I can write to dad and tell him all the things. Things I’m doing… things I don’t know if are right or wrong… things about the house… questions about his life. I also wish I didn’t wish and could just properly carry on.