Today is my birthday. I celebrated it yesterday by throwing a party. My boyfriend, one of my sisters, her boyfriend + a couple of friends came over. I got some great gifts which I’ll show you later. Today my home is a complete mess. Like it should be after a great party.
Emilie Autumn released a new album this week. So far I’ve only heard one song from it but if the rest of the album is as good as this song it’s awesome.
Emilie Autumn – Time for Tea
What do you think? Do you like the song? Are you a fan of Emilie?
In three day I’ll be 29 and I’m having a bit of trouble grasping that I’m that old. It’s not that I feel old because I don’t. I feel like I’m the same person I was ten years ago, only happier and wiser. It’s just that I don’t feel like I’m at that place where someone close to thirty should be.
I dislike the expectations of my age more than my actual age. It feels like all my friends are having babies, getting married or buying houses. That’s what’s expected of someone my age but I’m not there yet and I don’t want to be. I don’t feel the need to get married. That whole “every girl dreams about her wedding day” is bs. I’ve never dreamed about my wedding. And starting a family? I don’t even like kids!
And call me immature but even though I rarely party these days I prefer having the option to do so rather than being stuck at home with kids every weekend. I don’t want to settle down in that way. I’d much prefer being young a little while longer.
Besides, when have I ever been the one doing what’s expected of me?
I’m watching Battlestar Galactica. I’m halfway through season three after having watched the series now and then for a couple of months. I won’t be able to “save” the rest of the episodes though, watching a episode once in a while, making the series last longer. Since I’m in the middle of my summer leave from work and my boyfriend isn’t I’m spending a lot of time alone and watching TV-series is something I do a lot when I’m alone. It’s such a shame only four seasons were ever made of BSG. I want more! I’m not a big fan of Sci-Fi but there’s always exceptions. Star Wars is one, so is X-Files and now also BSG. And oh my god I love Kara and Lee. I’m totally fangirling over their relationship going “aaaaaawwwwwww!!!!” whenever they’re cute together. If I ever did a cosplay I’d do Kara. I don’t look anything like her, except for maybe a similar nose, but it would be a cool cosplay anyway because she’s so badass. If I was into cosplaying that is.
Other than that, I’m trying my hands at photomanipulating. I’ve never been all that into photomanips except for the horrid blends I used for site layouts a couple of years ago. Now I’m giving it a serious go though and I think I’m doing pretty well for a total manip newb. If you want to see the things I’ve made look here and here. Obviously I’m still learning but I’m pretty pleased with my learning curve.
Oh look. I’m writing about what I’m doing during my days. I don’t do that often. That’s because I think no one would be interested in what I do. Because this is pretty much it. I don’t go to a lot of concerts or parties, I rarely travel and the city I live in isn’t all that exciting. Provided I had enough food I could easily spend a month not leaving my apartment. I rarely get bored because almost all of my hobbies are indoor hobbies best done in solitude. I can spend days working on art or web design. Or reading a good book. Oh well, not days reading one book perhaps considering I easily finish a book in just one day, but you get the picture. Then there’s TV-series and movies. Not to mention home decor projects and cleaning. Yes, I actually enjoy cleaning. I love a clean apartment. It makes me feel accomplished. What else do I do? Work out on the treadmill, have dinner at the balcony, randomly surf the internet for hours. I do leave my apartment once in a while though. I have a job, I do enjoy geocaching and love shopping. But most of my time I spend at home. That’s why having a nice home is so important to me, with me spending so much time in it.
Oh well, this turned into quite a long entry. Sorry if I bored you. I assure you though, even though my life may sound boring, I’m happy with it. Even when I was a little girl I could spend days in my room working on my own little projects. I’ve never been someone who has to have people around me and things to do 24/7. Anyway, another episode of Battlestar Galactica awaits and then it’s time to hit the sack.
I just found the most wonderful furniture manufacturer. They’re called Black & White and sell super elegant contemporary furniture with a 16th century and gothic twist. Everything is sooo beautiful! If I had the money I’d decorate my entire home in this style.
Ever wanted a skull to place in your book case, to get that mystical and gothic feeling in your home? But why stop there? When you can make a chandelier out of bones. Or maybe a coat of arms. Heck, why not hang some human skull garlands in the ceiling as well? Sound a bit extreme? Well that’s exactly what they used bones to make in the Sedelec Ossuary.
The Sedlec Ossuary, located beneath a cemetery in Kutná Hora, Czech Republic, is a ossuary containing the bones from between 40,000 and 70,000 people. The bones are used making creative artworks and decorations. The following photos are from the official site.
Have you heard about post mortem photography? During the 17th century when photography was still rather uncommon and very expensive, something you did maybe once or twice in your life, it was common to take a photo of a loved one who had passed away. For many that was the only photo they ever took of their loved one so for them it didn’t seem as morbid as photographing the dead does today. It was just something to remember a family member by. As photography became more and more common post mortem photography slowly disappeared almost completely. Now there’s no need to photograph our dead to remember them because we already have so many photos of our loved ones as living.
Due to the nature of the photos I won’t throw them in your face. Click if you want to see them, or don’t if you think it’s too disturbing. There’s no gore though, just dead people.
I took this photo back in 2010 I think, in a toy store. Like you probably know I’m a feminist against oppressive gender roles. Like this oh so funny toy cleaning wagon. On the box it says “let the kids help out with the cleaning in the house in a fun way”. By “kids” they of course means girls, judging by the girl in the photo, the pink colour and the fact that it says “4-girlz” on the box.
Now you might say it’s only toys and shouldn’t be taken so seriously but I think it should. What kind of message does this type of toy send out to kids? Why isn’t there a cleaning wagon “4-boyz”? Because the old gender roles tells us that women do the cleaning while men do things like fix cars and build furniture. Of course there’s nothing wrong with women cleaning and men fixing cars if that’s what they like doing but teaching kids that those are the roles they should take on in life, that’s wrong.
Does this one have to be “4-girlz”? Couldn’t it just be “4-kidz”, with both a boy and a girl on the box? This box looks like something straight out of an ad from the 50s. You know one of those ads with a smiling housewife holding some kitchen appliance. Only this is the 21st century and this is a toy. It’s disturbing.
This is what my couch bed looks like in bed mode. I haven’t made the bed yet since Nicky and Sarah aren’t too ken on getting up even though it’s 6 PM.
I bought a new dresser from IKEA. This one to be exact. Link.
My hallway with the new dresser.