Monday, February 27, 2012

Meowsday C.9

Ha! You guys thought I had forgotten about our dear old kitty feature. Nope, I just been fighting an awful cold, going to school, and working like a mule. So, sorry for the late post on this fine, rainy, Monday. Enjoy!

Introducing today, Mrs. Susannah from Susannahbean and her little Mr.


What is your cat's name?:
My cat's name is Mr. Earl Marshall Littlejeans. 

Why did you pick that name out?:
When my boyfriend and I adopted him, his name was O'Malley. We weren't huge fans of that name, so I picked Earl (because he's gray, so like Earl Grey Tea!). One day we were watching the movie Rushmore, and at the very end there's a line where they say, "What did you think, Mr. Littlejeans?", and my boyfriend repeated it to the cat. It just sort of stuck, and we ended up giving him a middle name just because :)

Nicknames:
We call him Jeans more than anything, but I also call him Jeansy, buddy, little guppy, and about a hundred other random things!



How you met:
We adopted Jeans from the local humane society in September 2008. I went to the shelter by myself first, and I really had my heart set on getting a little orange kitten. There weren't any, and I was about to leave, when I saw this little gray dude in the corner. He was so pretty, I asked if I could see him and they let me take him in the little play room. He totally won me over, he climbed behind my neck and nibbled on my earrings and played like a champ. I brought my boyfriend to meet him the next day, and he loved him, so we brought him home!



Special characteristics (features that make them unique:striped tail, white paws, etc...):
Jeans has a really pretty blue/gray coat, which makes some people assume he's a Russian Blue. I've read up on it, and it is possible for regular domestic cats to have that distinct coat color, so he's probably not a Russian Blue, but he's just as pretty :) He has very bright green eyes, and a whole "vocabulary" of meows. 

adorable thinngs they love to do (loves catnip, hides in dryer, etc...):
Jeans plays more like a puppy than a cat! We play fetch and he loves catnip. 



And anything else you would like to include:
I know it sounds silly, but Jeans wears pajamas at night! Without pj's, he's up all night biting our toes, knocking stuff down, and pawing at the wall. We found out that if we put a t-shirt on him, he goes to sleep right away and sleeps all night. It's odd, but it works for us! 


Isn't He a cutie!? If you would like to be feature on the next Meowsday, click here.



Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My week...

My new favorite Drink, Venti sized Passion tea, yum!

Lately I feel that all my posts contain the Starbucks pictures. But what can I say! I been spending so much time working full time and going to school. Seriously, today is my first day off since last Friday, that is four 8 hour work days!

 I am exhausted.

For those of you who have been asking, I am loving my job! Now that the first week is over, my training is over and I am now a certified Barista. Yay! All I need now is to practice my cup coding and remembering all the coffee recipes. And yes, this is as hard as it sounds but practice makes perfect and I already feel more confident with every work day. The only bad thing is that I feel so mentally exhausted by the time I clock out. Hopefully this diminishes with time because I really, really, really enjoy going to work. 

Another little highlight of my week is that I am finally learning how to drive. Yes, I am almost 24 and I am barely learning how to drive. I am learning to overcome my driving paranoia. So I am taking the wheel and, hopefully, by the end of the year I will be a licensed driver. Imagine, I will be able to drive myself to The mall!  

Hope your week was a good one, anything exciting happened?

P.s if you are a regular Reader/Commenter of my blog, you should visit My Reads page. Your name may be up there now <333

Monday, February 20, 2012

Meowsday C.8

Meet Lisa Berg from  Lala Faux Bois and her little girl:


What is your cat's name? 
Piper

Why did you pick that name out?:  
She is named after the Piper Warrior airplane that I earned my pilot's license in.  

Nicknames:
She has lots of nicknames and we call her Little Kitty (her brother is Big Kitty) more than anything.  

We call her Smooch and Pepita a lot too :)


How you met:
A friend of a friend hadn't fixed their cat (Shame! Shame!) and they had a litter they were trying to adopt out.  We say she picked us because she was the only one of the litter that didn't run and hide when we came over.  She was 2 lbs and the tiniest thing ever!

Special characteristics:
She is a calico and part of her lips are black! (You can't see that in the pictures)



adorable thinngs they love to do (loves catnip, hides in dryer, etc...):
She LOVES to sleep and cuddle and always tries to lure us to bed for a nap.  She will lay on anything you set down- books, laptop, wet clothes lying out to dry, etc.  Whenever I'm doing yoga, she will lay on her back looking up at me and I have to stop my pose to rub her fluffy belly :)

And anything else you would like to include:
One weird trait- if anyone coughs or sneezes she will meow.  Even if she's sleeping she does a little tired meow!



Isn't she a cutie!? If you would like to be feature on the next Meowsday, click here.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Blue Valentine

Last Friday, Emmanuel and I celebrated (belated) Valentines day. For this special occasion, Emmanuel took me to a place that I been wanting to go since forever, The Cheesecake Factory. What made it more special was that the restaurant is at my favorite mall in town. After Dinner, we stopped at the Walmart down the street. There Emmanuel bought me the cutest polka dot bag with a big black bow. I love it!









 It was a short, quick date because I had to work early the next day but I had such a lovely night and the food was amazing. Thank you Emmanuel for another amazing Valentines day, I love you 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My week...

1. Booboos being adorable, as always. 2. My perfect bed hair. 3. Booboos hating on my Valentines hair piece. 4. Yet another adorable picture of my little girl. 5. Booboos sitting on Jeffree's face :) 6. Starbucks company laptop, I really like the cover. 7. & My Green apron. 

What a week! 
Saturday, I woke up to awesome feathered hair. It was also my last weekend being unemployed so in celebration to that I spend most of the day in my pj's and laying in my bed watching nothing but bad TV, sure am going to miss this little lazy things.

Sunday/Monday were my homework days. I spend the majority of my time reading and preparing for my midterms. Fun right...oh, I did go over to my Grandpa's to eat fish tacos, nom!

Tuesday (Valentines day), it was my first day of work at Starbucks! after that, nothing big happened because Emmanuel and I postponed our Valentines for Friday. So stay tuned :)

Wednesday, was my day off. Early in the morning my mother, twin, and I went to Jack in the box for breakfast then we went to Walmart to look around. Why? Idk, my family is weird like that (I would personally gone to the mall instead, lol)

Thursday, I work my first 8 hour shift. By the end of my shift, I was TIRED! After I got off, I headed over to Manny's school where I spend another 8 hours doing homework and studying, I also squeezed in this lovely recap of my week >.< Very tire some day :(

Tomorrow, Friday, Emmanuel and I are going to celebrate our belated Valentines day. Emmanuel is keeping our date a secret. I am very excited to find out what we are doing :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New changes


The problem:
Lately, I've noticed how everybody now has a pretty cool button on their comments that says "reply". In a way, I like it because we have the chance to reply to our readers but In another way, I don't like it. As much as I want to think this is a neat idea, I am still not content with this new feature. 

Here is where I get technical: Say we reply to a question, how is the reader suppose to know that we answered their question! I guess they can come back to the post and see if the blogger reply to them, but seriously, who of you do that? I know I don't I must make about 25 comments a day and usually I don't keep track of who they are. Get my point now? 

How to fix it: There should be a notification process where an email notice is send out to the reader telling something them something like this "Meowwzie responded to your comment for (enter posts link here)

Wouldn't that be awesome? I think so. But since I don't see this happening soon, I am now going to change my comment box from regular Blogger's to Disqus

Don't worry though! I love Disqus because not only will you get notifications from my replies but you can sign in with your twitter, blog, google account, etc... and also you can  leave a link back to your blog. Cool right! 

So please bare with me because I am trying to make this easier for you guys rather then complicate things. 

Let me know what you think, k? Want to add Disqus to your blog? Go here

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Starbucks


So today was my first day being employed by one of the coolest places in the WORLD! 

    How cute is it that my official start date was on Valentines day? Definitely love at first sight. I started very early in the morning (6am) because I had a lot to cover. Although, I haven't learned how to make the drinks yet, I did spend 4 hours with my Manager learning everything about being a Barista for Starbucks. The highlight of my day was when I got to put on my green Apron. I was like, Finally! No, seriously. This has been my dream job since I was a teenager. I can't even began to tell you how many times I have turned in applications and had interviews for this place.

    I am so ready in meeting new people, getting weekly tips (cashing!), and best of all drinking all the free coffee. Bring on the lattes. Yum!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Meowsday C.7: Special Feature

   As a fellow Cat lady, I am honored to feature Miss Tiffany Mamone and her two cats. Although, I've never met this lovely lady in person, I followed her on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram and there isn't a day when I don't see an adorable picture of her and her cats. She is a Star Wars enthusiastic with a punk Rock soul and her style is wicked. Some of her many Tattoos include two portraits of her cats which were featured in the NY Post last year.

So have a nice Valentines Week and do fall in love with Miss Mamone and her cats: 


What are your cat's name?:
I have two cats, Victor Murder and Emily Disaster.

Why did you pick those names out?:

 Tim Burton's  The Corpse Bride  first names, punk rock last names. 

Nicknames:

Vicky, Vic, Jelly Belly, Buba /  Em, Emmy, Em-bot, Baby Girl


How you met: 
My fiance and I rescued them at 5 weeks old from a crack house in Philly. 

Special characteristics: 

Victor is a beautiful idiot. He could totally be a model but he'd too damn dumb. He is an orange cat but depending on how he feels, sometimes he turns almost white. Its pretty nutty. 
Emily has crazy markings. When she was a baby she was gray with faint white stripes and snow white feet.  The older she got the more orange started to show. Now, it looks like she traded one of her back legs with a orange striped cat. 


Adorable things they love to do: 
My cats are totally insane, in totally opposite ways! Like I said, Victor is a beautiful idiot, I swear his brain is the size of an apple seed. But this is what makes him adorable. He likes to scream and do back flips off the wall then scatter away and hide under the bed.  I have no words to explain this but its very entertaining. Emily is obsessed with yogurt and whenever I am eating it she will attack me with cuteness and cuddles in hopes that I feed her yogurt.  She also likes to get in the shower.  



And anything else you would like to include:
I don't believe in declawing my cats, so I buy nail caps called soft paws. They come in all different colors, like pink, purple and glitter. They are easy to use and don't hurt one bit! :D 


♥ ♥ 

 Did they steal your hearts? I knew they would!



♥ Happy Valentines ladies 

If you would like to be feature on the next Meowsday, click here.

Till next week, 
Meow!
P.s This is my 100th post! Yay

Thursday, February 9, 2012

My week...


Hi! Again. I think Thursday's are a better day to do my recap/highlights of my week because they won't intersect with Meowsday :) So this is going to be a short post::

On Monday, I received my schedule for Starbucks, I start on Valentines Day! plus it looks like a very busy first week. We also went over the uniform. So on Tuesday, Emmanuel and I went to buy my Black Uniform, now I can't wait to start working! Wednesday was OK. I cleaned my room and rearrange some stuff that way I can have better lighting for my outfit/weight loss post pictures. Which brings me to today, Thursday: Homework. I spent most of my day reading and finishing up some assignments for this week. And as you can see from the picture, Booboos never left my side <333

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Weight Loss Wednesday

Please excuse the bad lighting

Right now you're probably asking: What the heck is she doing?! 

Actually, I was just "posing" :) I am pretty sane right now. I been Playing Ddr and watching how much calories I eat everyday. Plus, I am seeing results! I am barely in my beginning stages of my weight loss but half of the clothes I had to put away after I gained weight are out and I am wearing them again. I am also noticing that I wake up feeling good and happy everyday! Isn't that the best?  See ya next Month! 

Current weight: 133lbs (Down 7 lbs)

Waist: N/a yet 

Hips: N/a yet

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

UFO


Tell me the truth, does that look like flying airplanes? I didn't think so. Last Sunday while at my house, playing Ddr, I heard a loud bang in the sky. Soon after, a few people and I saw what look like meteors falling south of us. I managed to grab my phone and take these two pictures. They were falling very fast. But guess what?! Not soon after, three military airplanes flew at high speeds toward the direction of the falling debris.

So what does that say? UFO. That's right, I said it.

It might not be of the extraterrestrial  kind but I am pretty sure something fishy was going on in the sky of SoCal. Ofcourse, they are going to hide it from us. No shock there! Either way, I know what I saw, my neighbors know what they saw, AND I heard others from my city talked about what they saw. Some even say that Tijuana, Mex. did a report about it but soon after the report was block from the internet, Hmmm...

Hopefully the CIA or a secret Men in Black won't come and erase by memory. But for now, this was strange and scary.

What do you guys think?

Monday, February 6, 2012

My week...

Booboos relaxing in my bed/ Booboos climbing on top of Emmanuel/ Booboos acting crazy while in heat/
Mexican food restaurant arrangement/ Booboos and her cute paws!/ Delicious drink at Red Robin/
Rock balancing in Seaport Village/ Pizza after an Ddr/ The Queen performing Super Bowl XLVI

I can't believe January is over! This year is going by so fast. Here are some Highlights of my week: 

Monday: I woke up to find my dresser down on the floor (Thanks Booboos). Then spend most of the day reading and doing homework. I also had to endure Booboos and her meowing--Poor baby was in heat-- She was Meowing and climbing on everything and anything. 
She even climbed up on Emmanuel's back, hehe.

Tuesday: I had a semi Interview at Panda Express but I ended up only turning in an application. Then later on I accompanied Emmanuel to school where I worked on some things for school. 

Wednesday: was a big day for me! I went to an interview at Starbucks and left with a job :)
 Actually: I left, went home, and then hours later got the call. I was jumping up and down the rest of the day!!! The biggest scare of my day was when the power went out and my phone had 10% battery. I was scared I was going to miss the Starbucks call. 

Thursday: I went with my mom to her MRI. She has had some health scares lately and we hope to find out what is going on soon. After her doctor's appointment we met up with her Boyfriend at a Mexican food spot.  My day ended when I went to Emmanuel's school to finish up some homework. 

Friday: I went with my mom to the Doctor, again. While waiting in the waiting room I had a neat surprise when this two girls, Martha and Chantal, recognized me from our old neighborhood. At first I was very confuse but then I remember who they were: My Sailor Moon pals! This two girls, sisters, lived down the street from my house and we would always play with our Sailor Moon barbies. Oh, the 90's. It was so nice to see them again. I hope to be able to keep in touch with them >.< 
For our Friday night date, Emmanuel and I went to Red Robin to eat some burgers. I ordered the endless Strawberry freckled Lemonade, It's so delicious!

Saturday: Emmanuel's family and I headed out to baseball tryouts then to Long John Silver's for Dinner. Afterwards we went to Seaport village. I never been there on a Saturday, so I had a great time seeing all the  side walk acts. My favorite was the rock balancing act. 

Sunday: Super Bowl! I didn't really watch it because I was busy doing homework and such but I did take a break to watch the Queen Perform. All hail Madonna, she was amazing!

Meowsday C.6

Meet the lovely Sarah from The Purr Diaries and her two cats:


What are your cat's name?:
Bosco who is 6 years old and Oliver who is almost 1


Why did you pick that name out?:
Bosco is named after a song called 'Hey Bosco' by my favourite Australian band Jebediah, and Oliver is named after a wonderful cat I had as a child who never came home one day :o(


Nicknames:
Bosco: Bos, Bossy Boots, Boscorelli
Oliver: Ollie, Wally, Tiny, Pumpkin Pie


How you met:
Bosco was adopted at 6 weeks old from a friend of a friends whose cat had had kittens and desperately needed homes for them. And Oliver was rescued from the RSPCA last June. I try to support shelters and shelter cats as much as I can - I sell art in my Etsy store and donate proceeds to CatProtection Society and I volunteer at the RSPCA's Cat Legacy House.


Special characteristics (features that make them unique:striped tail, white paws, etc...):
Bosco and Oliver look quite similar which was unintentional! We were hoping to get a black or ginger kitten when adopting Oliver but he chose us so we didn't have a choice! They are both tabby and white - Bosco brown tabby and Oliver gray tabby. Two very special characteristics are that neither of them are normal sized cats! Bosco is very big (but not at all overweight!) at 7kgs and Oliver is tiny for his age at only 4kgs!


Adorable things they love to do (loves catnip, hides in dryer, etc...):
Bosco loves playing chase! It has been his thing since he was little! He also refuses to drink out of a cat bowl! Or any bowl for that matter. He will only ever drink out of a freshly poured glass! I also mix a little bit of water in with his wet food to make sure he always gets enough.
Oliver is still a kitten so is a bundle of fun! He loves catnip, loves the laser pointer (a little too much - he gets over excited so we have to limit it!) and sleeps in bed with me every night. He is also very vocal and follows me around the house. He is always in the same room I'm in.


And anything else you would like to include:
To hear more about my two boys come on over to The PurrDiaries! We also have a Facebook page! 
My cats are so inspiring to me so they are always the focus of my art. You can see Bosco and Oliver inspired art in my Etsy store and I also have a new Facebook page for that too  :o)
I LOVE CATS!!!



How cute are they? I know I will be visiting her Etsy real soon! 
Plus, if you are on Instagram, you can always be delighted by her pictures, Follow her @purrdiaries 

If you would like to be feature on the next Meowsday, click here.
Till next week, 
Meow

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Love & Crafts


Hi Girls!
    I know many of you guys are into crafting so I thought I would share with you guys one cool site that I recently discovered. This magical place has everything you need starting from: Cabochons to even crafting books and kits. The supplies here are cute and  modern while the possibilities are endless. 

So if you are looking for a new craft store or want to start something new then let me recommend you guys this wonderful place where your imagination is only the beginning






So head on over to Sophie &Toffee and let your dreams come true. 
Don't forget to come back and let me know what you bought <333

Plus, for those who feel uninspired, they have a blog filled with many inspiring delights.Go check them out!