today i emptied out my closet. sigh.
dad’s moving, so all my stuff has to go into three categories: storage, mom’s house, or trash. which is a difficult decision to make! i’m trying to work on my pack-rat tendencies but these are extenuating circumstances!
but once i get it all done tonight i’ll be basically packed and moved out. there aren’t really other places in the house i can store stuff, aside from my closet and my bed stand. so i’m hoping i can get everything done tonight and be done with chore obligations at dad’s.
in the meantime, dad and i had breakfast for dinner, which meant a whole pound of bacon and some pancakes! tigger was really jealous so he spent awhile licking his chops and pretending his own dinner of kibbles was a masterpiece of cat food cuisine. i’m only half convinced.
kristen’s grad party was yesterday. everyone there i knew or had spoken to at a party, so i had a great time! beer, shrimp, dogs, the whole shebang.
- tiny scented candle
- wine cork inside a glass jar
- piece of coral
- also a piece of coral
i’m slowly learning how to use my camera. tonight i thought i’d try out freelensing, which is super risky and not at all what you should be doing as a first-time dslr owner. whatever! i am courageous or something.
i had a lot of trouble figuring out how to get the camera set to the right aperture and ISO settings, and even at the most extreme the photos turned out super dark. i’ll have to work with it more to see if i missed something, or if that’s just the way this particular camera does things. the internet tells me it’s possible to have them turn out the right brightness! but the internet sometimes lies.
yesterday started out slow (cheese and crackers in front of the tv all morning) but then emily texted me to see if i wanted a play date, so we met up at the mall! (since graduating college i have spent a lot of time at the mall—something i didn’t do as much when i was actually in the developmental stage of my life where being a mall-rat was acceptable)
we did some light shopping; i bought these sweet earrings which i’m pumped to wear, but nothing else. and then we hit up p.f. chang’s for drinks and then the cheesecake factory for dinner. all in all a really excellent surprise afternoon.
and then of course teen wolf at lauren’s, which was nice because i had someone to flail with and also because it was the best episode of teen wolf yet!!!!
my life has been mostly teen wolf tonight but i downloaded my photos to my laptop and i caught myself being a goober
yo lemme tell you about the grilled cheeses i made for myself and my dad. his was plain and mine had egg and onion in it and let me tell you.
tigger had a long day of guarding the house from birds and bugs and the noise of the dishwasher, so he tried to take a nap. hard to do when you’re this cute and everyone loves to bother you!
mom and i went to the isabella stewart gardner museum today on a spur of the moment! i’ve always loved the gardner for being eclectic and strange and for having such a rich history—thefts, legal drama, and above all, a owner-curator-head-bitch-in-charge who said things like “hey can i borrow this sweet-ass painting for my museum, i will return it later,” and then DIDN’T.
plus, you know, there are a million sargent paintings, and a whistler! so.
they don’t let you take photos in the museum but we had lunch in the café (which was… technically not legally allowed to be built, according to isabella’s will) and so i snapped a few of lunch. is day-drinking classier if you do it at a museum with your mother? we just don’t know.
i drove my sister to the cape today and on the way back i stopped to explore underneath the bourne bridge because i was hoping jason bourne might live nearby. no such luck.
i catch tigger trying to snoop through my underwear drawer.
“i was— isn’t this where you keep the, uh, the cat treats?” he stammers. he isn’t fooling anybody.