Decisions

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There are things we have to do in life, things that are hard. No matter how tough, sticky and painful they are, we must do them.
And then there are things in life we DON’T have to do. …. Which essentially is everything.
You don’t HAVE to do anything at all you don’t want to. There are consequences but ultimately you don’t have to do them.
‘oh but I have to pay my property taxes’
‘these kids aren’t going to take care of themselves’
‘how else will these bills get paid?’

If you truly don’t want to do it put one foot in front of another until you’re away, far away.
Just understand that the effect it carries is one you can live with.

A s-MASH-ing surprise for someone sorta kinda special

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It is a difficult thing to find honest happiness but when you do find it, it’s like a shot of honey after a mouthful of salt with a cut tongue… soothing and sweet.
This new guy, who’s not so new but an old… Old ancient friend, has been my honey. He’s soothed so much of my pain. He’s bridged me over a lot of suffering.

April 10th I decided to throw him a surprise party… Although it was stressful to have so many ppl keep the surprise it was well worth it.

I also made the most amazing cake…
Double layer cornbread cake with mashed potato frosting, drizzled in gravy, topped with fried chicken.

There were friends, family and lots of food… It was great…

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A kimono, some Japanese teens and a man that will melt your heart

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This year I’ve gone to more concerts than ever before!
The best thing about it was i was able to see 2 of my favorite Japanese artists, Wagakki Band and Babymetal. Last night I saw
Joe Bonamossa, who is also not very known.

It was REALLY thrilling seeing people with amazing skills that are not very known, display their talents.

Wagakki Band is a blend of traditional Japanese instruments blended with modern western instruments covering Vocaloid with original songs as well. They were my favorite concert I’d ever been to. It was beautiful and Yuko sounded like an angel. They even did a sword show in the middle of the concert! It was honto sugoi!!!

Listen to wagakki band here.

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Babymetal is an original mixture of adorable Japanese teens sweetly headbanging in pigtails and singing to thrashing guitar and drums. There are exactly their name; Babymetal. They are slightly more known but still not huge. It was at an intimate enough venue at the house of blues in Boston. They are absolutely different than what you’d expect.

Check out Babymetal here (best song and video, lyrics are serious too. Translation here)

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Blues IS Joe Bonamossa. Honest man making an honest blues album, ALL soul. His voice will absolutely amaze you. Also not well known, Joe released an album 5 weeks ago and it made it to #5 on the billboard charts which is amazing since it is all superstars then good ole Joe that no one’s ever heard of. As he put it, “I can imagine those superstars [Rihanna, Adele, Bieber…] waking up on their mattress made of money, walking downstairs in their mansion, picking up their issue of the charts and saying ‘who the fuck is Joe Bonamossa!?’…”
He swapped out over 10 guitars for the concert plucking the strings with heartache, his voice was like warm milk chocolate pouring over your naked body.

Fall in love with Joe here (vocals start At about 2:20)

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Update on me

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A lot has happened in my life since last October.
I have a better job, I have new roommates and the biggest change is…. I’m officially divorced.
Life throws lemons at you. I tried to make lemonade but if the other person in the kitchen is trying to toss those lemons in their meatloaf things get difficult…. Bad metaphor, I know.
I’m just saying I tried the best I could but here we are.
Regardless I’m happier than ever and busier than ever. I’ve remodeled an entire room, and got a “60 tv. And a LOT of ice cream.
I think I’ll be okay.
Life is still hard. Not wanting babies is the equivalent of being a Siamese twin survivor. Ppl look for my second head and are confused.
Being with someone that for so long had my same baby views makes it difficult when you’re out in the world and others don’t share that view. But i guess it’s like being vegan while living in America, you get judged no matter what.
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I need to put up the full ‘after’ photos.
I’m so proud I did this myself.

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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And lastly

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