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(no subject) [Dec. 25th, 2009|01:40 am]
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1. What did you do in 2009 that you'd never done before?
move cross country

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I kept most of them, and yes, I always make long term goals.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
no?

4. Did anyone close to you die?
no.

5. What countries did you visit?
none.

6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?
a little more balance, a more predictable day in/day out schedule, just a little more consistency....

7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
February 28th, the day I started my trek cross country. August 3rd, the day I started at Capella. October 1st, the day I moved in with my boyfriend.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
moving cross country. finally getting shit together to quit target. getting everything aligned to start college.

9.What was your biggest failure?
gaining a lot of weight. Working on fixing that right now....

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I had a lot of anxiety with my job at target. I've also been in poor health because my life has changed so much the last year it's been go-go-go and I haven't taken good care of myself.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
lightsaber tattoo, sailor moon stuff, my clarisonic face brush, my ipod touch, purikura, plane tickets, good food & drinks.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
lots of people. I try to surround myself in good people. to name a name, i'll say bella!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled?
the media. ugh.

14. Where did most of your money go?
rent & food.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
I can't really name anything. I've been too busy to be excited about anything.

16. What songs will always remind you of 2009?
any of the Tim & Eric songs.....mainly, "Petite Feet" or, "I sit down when I pee"

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

- i. happier or sadder?
in between - depends on the topic.

- ii. richer or poorer?
richer

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
take care of myself.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
worrying.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
with Aaron's family, and on the phone with my family.

21. Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
work stuff. I'm on the phone all day.

22. What LJ users did you meet for the first time?
none.

23. How many one-night stands?
none. sorry, i'm boring. I've been dating aaron for over three years.

24. What was your favorite TV program?
mad men, sailor moon, biggest loser, daisy of love (so lame!)

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
target??

26. What was the best book you read?
I didn't have time to read, which is awful. I read manga online at breaks at work. I read a lot of Ai Yazawa manga.....

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I've been getting deep into girl groups....

28. What did you want and get?
a boner?
I actually bought a LOT of stuff in the last few months. Now that i'm making good money, I'm buying a lot of stuff. A lot of sailor moon stuff I wanted as a kid. Buying more clothes. A membership to curves. I've just been spending a lot of money!

29. What did you want and not get?
my wisdom teeth out.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
the fall, persepholis

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I went out shopping for house stuff with Aaron and then out to Ginger Hop. I turned 24.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
having my arizona world and my minnesota world being one...but that's impossible....I'd say more time, then.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?
"Learning how to dress in the cold"

34. What kept you sane?
Aaron, Bella, Booze.

34 b. What kept you from losing even more marbles?
Cross stitch, crochet, blogs, pictures.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
???

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
health care.

37. Who did you miss?
my entire family.

38. Who was the best new person you met?
I've met a ton of great, new people.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009:
don't take people for granted.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
HOOOOOOO-WEEEE! WHAT UP WITH THAT, WHAT UP WITH THAAAAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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(no subject) [Dec. 6th, 2009|04:16 pm]
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Just finished this flier for Black Blondie and the Triple Rock New Year's Eve show. I like it.
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(no subject) [Nov. 28th, 2009|12:13 am]
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So, i'm in AZ right now and I'm leaving tomorrow. This is my second time back since I moved in feb and it really throws me off. When I visit here, I feel like I can no longer identify with the state since it's no longer "home". I love spending time with my family and everything, so I'm not denying that, but it's like I don't belong here.

Then I go back to minneapolis, and I kind of feel the same way. I wasn't born there, i'm not a native, I don't "get it" like the rest of them do. It doesn't feel like "home" either.

I guess I'm going through this weird "home identity crisis". I don't feel like I belong anywhere.

Anyway, it's been really nice here, though. I've shopped a lot and I've been making up for lost time like no other. I'm exhausted and so is my bank account. I'll need to go into severe budget mode soon....that is, after I get my christmas shopping done.

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(no subject) [Nov. 20th, 2009|08:46 pm]
Joanna
ugh. weekend will only consist of "grown-up" stuff.

switching insurance
fafsa
computer shopping (for school)
finding good, thermal curtains
upholstery
house work (I do this nearly everyday, though)
packing for my trip
re-arranging kitchen cabinets
conceptualizing office
trying to find tax stuff from 2006 so I can get my SS8 submitted....finally

Ugh. and I have a bunch of stuff I want to do before the end of the year. I really need to make a consultation appointment to get my wisdom teeth removed. then next year I can focus on doing the invisalign thing.

it was an alright week. Some people moved desks, so the guy who hums all day is no longer right by me. I'm so freaking happy about that!

BORING. My 16-year-old self would probably have kicked my ass for being so boring. how pathetic.
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(no subject) [Nov. 14th, 2009|12:34 pm]
Joanna
* Still no pics of my house. It's been an awfully slow process of finding new pieces to work in this place. I'm picking up a large wall shelf tomorrow, though. I'll be happy about that.

* Work is going well. I skipped out on the Gala last night because I just didn't feel like getting fancy. Thankfully, Aaron was okay with that. We stayed in and watched WIZARD PEOPLE! (hilarious "book on tape" of harry potter and the sorcerer's stone over the movie).

* I've been buying a lot of stuff on ebay. A lot. I've gotten several Classic Hardware pieces, Sailor Moon Manga (only two left I need) and DVDs (I now have the whole series!!!!), a butter bell (the most amazing thing ever), a large scoby so now I can brew kombucha properly, japanese cosmetics, the original three "art of star wars" books, and "The Art of NANA" book.

* Notice a trend? Ugh. I feel like I'm kinda compensating for all the stuff i wanted as a little kid. Now that I'm making decent money, I'm buying stupid crap. I suspect that this will calm down soon, but I'm having fun.

* OH, I got a really nice Soia & Kyo down coat for the winter. It's super cute. I got it for a steal - it was originally like $400, and I got it for $170.

* I joined Curves! This last week has been hectic, so I've only been twice, but I can't wait to get into a great routine. All this going out since I moved here has caught up with me. I feel unhealthy and gross. I'm also going through a detox program right now. So far, I'm feeling somewhat better, but once I get working out more often, I know i'll feel great.

* BIG NEWS. Yesterday, I took a huge step in my life. So, I work at a university. We get free tuition. I've been putzing around with the idea of *finally* getting my bachelor's...So I called up one of our enrollment counselors. We discussed all my options. I'm going to submit my final application this weekend.

* I'm finally cooking again. It feels so good! I really couldn't cook in my old loft since the ventilation was so bad (illegal, even) and the smoke alarm would go off every time. I think I'm going to make some bibingka today. yay!

Okay, I have a *few* photos I'll share....


The first dusting of snow last month


This is the view right by my desk. So pretty!


Sorry for the bad pic. It was raining out but it was really pretty. This is the view from my floor's lunch room.
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tired. [Oct. 26th, 2009|03:41 pm]
Joanna
jeeze, it's been over a month since i've posted....a lot has happened. I'll get to all that later, but man...

I'm exhausted.
I need a break.
Everyone is driving me nuts.
I feel inadequate.

Well, that about sums it up. I just want to sleep!
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(no subject) [Sep. 22nd, 2009|08:07 pm]
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I know it's been a long time since this originally aired, but Aaron and I watched this the other night and it's been stuck in my head since! I love this song!!!

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i love mad men. [Sep. 21st, 2009|08:47 pm]
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Seriously.
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starting to move.... [Sep. 12th, 2009|05:00 pm]
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Today has been pretty chill so far. Aaron is out doing errands and so I started to pack some stuff, mainly a portion of my books & dvds. I have a ton of notebooks & journals. I came across my first serious sketchbook that I started over 11 years ago when I was 12 years old. Now, I'm sure those of you who know me or have been reading this awful thing for a long time know that I have a deep love for Sailor Moon. My life changed drastically due to the Pretty Soldier. If it weren't for Sailor Moon, I don't think I would've taken such a serious interest in art. So, I found my first sketchbook. This was the first page.



You may notice that the page has been ripped in two areas. My sister got mad at me and threw it behind the fridge, ripping the cover off and the first few pages. I was devastated. Not too shabby for a 12-year-old, if I may say so myself!!! I filled the entire sketchbook with drawings from sailor moon. I really didn't have friends as a kid, so doing stuff like that was very therapeutic for me.

Since I've been kinda bored, I redid my LJ a bit. Go check it out. Instead of Angelic Pretty Cakes I used a design by Lotta Kuhlhorn. If you like the design I used, check out her site at http://www.lottakuhlhorn.se. I saved quite a few!

I cannot wait to move and get out of here. It seems like things are falling apart here...literally. The plumbing in my kitchen sink is a joke. It's gotten to the point where it leaks like crazy since they bought cheap pipes. I know they won't fix it because they're converting the place into a single unit. The CO2 alarm goes off all the time because the place isn't properly vented. I've noticed quite a few cracks in the wall, so they probably did a really poor job of fixing the place up. I just can't wait to be out of here.

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Have you heard the new Kenny Winker song? [Sep. 6th, 2009|11:44 pm]
Joanna
Don't trust me / I'm a total dickface liar
Don't listen to me / I'm a hard dick, fuck face, she-coward liar
I'm a liar

doo-doo doo-doo, doo-doo doo-doo, doo-doo on you
doo-doo doo-doo, doo-doo doo-doo, doo-doo on you

Don't make love / to any part of me
My dick tells lies / Just like my son of a bitchface
Don't undress / In my house
My house is a terrible camera
A camera
With fangs and shiiiitttttt

Sheedoobee, Uh-huh
Sheedoobee, shecoo, Shedoobee

*dun dun dun dun dun dun dun*

Don't eat that roast on the table
We fucked up on the table
Don't tell me my whistlin' is good
Whistlin's dead
And we both / know that

I'm alone in these woods that we call life
You're a perfect wife for a dead man / And that's not me
If you are still there in the dark / don't reach out to feel my heart


You will only mush your perfect phalange into my demon turd of a soul
Your hand would go into my satanic cheeseburger
A.K.A
My heart's vaginnaaaa
Yeah, Winker rules, man.



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