Jan. 15th, 2012 06:31 am
ivyette: (Lady Gaga)
Still no Cupid. But her *official* release is supposed to be the end of January, so she should be out in much larger quantities very soon.

Boyfriend says he'll buy me a create-a-monster pack if I clean my room. I know this sounds childish, but I'm the kind of hoarder who needs motivation to keep her surroundings from being condemmed, which, again, sounds terrible, but I never said I was mentally stable, did I? I know a lot of people don't believe me when I say these things, but I'm not lying. Still, it's motivation to do some things that need to be done, especially since my parents want to have my cousin's long-term boyfriend look at my window (there's a hole under it) and see if they can fix it. There shouldn't be holes in my walls, guys.

As I said on Tumblr, since one of the heads doesn't have a wig, I'ma tie a ribbon around her head and let her be a badass bald chick. It'll be fun. We'll have to sculpt another styrofoam torso for her.

I originally wanted the set with the dragon monster thing and the pink wig, but I've decided the vampire set has the prettier face, plus the blue head (supposed to be a sea monster) has a really unique nose, it's so cute. I am excited.

We also discovered today that eating at Outback is as cheap as eating at Chili's. This thrilled us more than I can express.

It's cold here. There was ice on the windshield! Well, not ice-ice, but it was a bit slushy. I wore my birthday present winter jacket. My uncle is still visiting. I think he might visit a bit too long, my grandparents are too old for 2 week visitors. Her brother left already but then again he always stays in a hotel.

Radcakes was magnificent on SNL.

-6:30 AM


Dec. 10th, 2010 06:15 pm
ivyette: (Default)
hiiiiii December

why you so cold tho?


Feb. 15th, 2010 11:00 am
ivyette: (Beatles)
2 things:
Kylie says her album should be ready for "summer". ASDKADK WHAT DOES THAT MEAN THO. SUMMER IS A LOT OF MONTHS.

plz hurry, Kyles.

Also I have a snuggie now. This is another one of those products that the universe spit out just for me. It's even bubblegum pink.

I won't wear it in public, tho, because that is ridiculously stupid.

-ivybsnuggieflower@10:59 AM


Jan. 13th, 2010 12:49 am
ivyette: (Beatles)


I love that second dress she was wearing. It's one of her own designs and akdjaskdj I waaaaant iiiiit.

Mmm... sims downloads. I'm so addicted to CC it's not even funny. I makeover the game-created townies to be less fug so I need lots of stuff.

Listening to VB rn. I'm sorry Kylie's biggest 7 million selling hit was released the same week as your debut single, Victoria. That must have been hard :(


it works!!

Also the heat guy came, he said we need to pay a zillion dollars because it's broken. Our AC units are not designed for this weather :(

-12:48 AM


Jan. 12th, 2010 12:10 am
ivyette: (Beatles)
Random thoughts not about cold weather:
~I put facebook in pirate. It's so much cooler now, it makes me giggle. I really only use facebook for like, farmville though. I almost never see a new message when it comes until I realize something's been sitting in my inbox for a week. Um, oops?
~No news yet on when Kylie's album is coming out. I'm pretty desperate for new Kylie. I'm still disappointed she didn't come to Florida (but then, she's such a non-entity here the US is lucky we got her at all. And she did release a digital download of the show, so.)
~Simon's leaving Idol to do an American X Factor. I have a feeling it'll fail pretty hard, but eh. I'll watch it.
~It's insane how realistic sims (in sims 2... sims 3 are just uncanny valley fat and weird and kind of look like there's something wrong with them... which is the uncanny valley principle, after all; we fear things that are almost human, and sims 3 definitely gives me the creeps) can be. I have a Britney Spears and a Drew Barrymore that are insanely like the real things, but somehow without that weird creepy factor that sims 3 has for me. Which is also why I'm glad they speak Simlish and not English, that would just be too weird.
~I want your love and I want your revenge, you and me could write a bad romance.
~Possible severe weather this weekend... and the temperature will be climbing back up by then, too. Florida is insane. But this winter is definitely going on record as one of our worst ever. They said in Tampa it had been below 60 for 9 consecutive days; the last record was 7 days in like the 50s. Insane.
~Facebook is strangely insistant that I talk to one person, but I have no idea why they picked her out of all of my friends. It's weird.

Mk... 25 degrees. Bleh. I miss not having to wear so many layers, and I miss slushies and ice cream :( I've had SUCH a slushie craving. I haven't had one since sometime in December.

-ivybcoldflower @ 12:09 AM


Jan. 11th, 2010 07:03 am
ivyette: (Beatles)

When the temperature outside is lower than my age, there is a problem here.

I'm afraid of my room. You can actually feel arctic wind blowing out of it. My mother even felt it. She asked if I had a fan on. I did not.


I'm making out my will as we speak. I will not survive this.

Oh, and in Snowwatch 2010 news: We actually DID get flurries on Saturday, but I MISSED IT. We apparently mostly got sleet tho, so I guess I didn't miss much. STILL. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?

The sun isn't out yet. Hopefully things will get warmer then. I am not holding out much hope though.

On the plus side, we're having chili tonight. When I was taking prednisone, chili is what I ate like a freaking fiend (that stuff made me eat like a pig and bloat up... and I'm still bloated :()

Mmmmchili. Not so mmm, cold weather :(

-7:03 AM


oh hai

8:47 AM:
It's 27 degrees now. Oh, well, in THAT case...

ivyette: (Beatles)
Speaking of watches, I never did get the flu last year. Me 1, Flu 0

Snowwatch '10, 10:35 PM

no snow yet. It's only 32 degrees rn, so. Now we wait.

-ivybsnowflower @ 10:36 PM

Snowwatch '10: 6:06 AM 1-6-09

Nope. Unless I missed it.

Oh dear.

Jan. 5th, 2010 07:04 pm
ivyette: (Beatles)
Possible snow tonight.


-7:03 PM


Jan. 4th, 2010 06:29 am
ivyette: (Beatles)
It's 29 degrees outside. "Florida's too hot" my ass.

-6:28 AM

ivyblosingwilltolivefromthecoldflower @ 6:28 AM

Oh, look! Now that the sun's up, the temperature's risen! It's now *30* whole degrees!

*falls over dead*

On the news they're showing a picture someone sent them of a palm tree covered in ice. Now there's something you don't see every day.
-8:16 AM
ivyette: (Default)
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I curl up and die until spring :(

-ivybhibernationflower @ 11:47 PM


Oct. 1st, 2009 03:51 am
ivyette: (Beatles)



Also, tonight was the first date on Kylie's NA tour, and I am seething with jealousy. Saw her debut a new song (via youtube, natch). ILU KYLIE, NEXT TIME BRING YOUR SISTER

Also just found out (from wikipedia, which means it's guaranteed trufax) that people with a heightened sense of smell (hyperosmia) are also often people who get migraines. Which explains a lot of things. Man, there's a name for every quirk, huh?

-3:55 AM


Feb. 5th, 2009 12:34 am
ivyette: (Liv)
So, just a warning, the newspeople today (I watch the local news a lot because I usually fall asleep after the morning news comes on, and wake up for the five/six o'clock news and then watch the ten o'clock news later on) were positively FLAILING about how cold they were expecting it to get. I heard reports that Brooksville (next town over and colder because it's farther from the gulf) will get down to EIGHTEEN DEGREES.

So, again, just a warning, when I get crazy from the cold I can't help myself and keep posting about how cold it's getting.

I had more to say but screw it, it's 31 degrees and my brain's shut off.

-12:40 AM

ETA 1:41 AM: 29 degrees.

ETA 3:54 AM: 28.7 degrees

ETA 4:57 AM: 26.7 degrees

ETA 5:42 AM: 26.1

ETA: 5:43 AM now it's 26.0 even


Feb. 4th, 2009 03:18 am
ivyette: (Individual)
Somehow I don't remember it being this cold last year. It's like I've completely forgotten what cold feels like.

I hate it. I can't even think straight. I'm just miserable. It's 37 degrees.

-3:18 AM


Jan. 24th, 2009 02:27 am
ivyette: (Individual)
It's 37 degrees outside right now. I'm feeling less crazy. Sleeping in the cold isn't good for me, though. Last night I had a dream that the middle Jonas brother whateverthehellhisnameis was hitting on me and I was all GET YOUR DISNEY SCENE SELF OFF OF ME EW. But I wasn't too mean because he was pretty nice.

Still feeling the crazy, though. It's affecting my writing. The thermometer I put in my bedroom says it was 57 degrees next to the wall. My bed is next to the wall. I cannot sleep in these conditions. It's not much warmer here in the living room next to the window either, hence not being able to write. We do have heat but it all goes in my mother's room, or something. The thermostat says it's 73ish or something. It lies.

Reading that all back over apparently I am no more sane than I was yesterday, sry

-2:32 AM


Jan. 22nd, 2009 01:23 am
ivyette: (Individual)
I don't want to hear people say it doesn't get cold in Florida, because it is now currently 27 degrees outside, right this very minute. IT IS BELOW FREEZING. I know there are other places in the USA where it's colder, like below zero craziness, but 27 degrees? Is still really, really, uncomfortably cold. In the summer when it's really hot I can just turn on the fan and ignore it. In the winter I can bundle my 97 degree body (even a nurse commented on how abnormally cold I am) in a heated blanket and still be cold because my walls have no insulation.

In short, it is a myth that Florida has no winter. You can have winter without snow, and thank God we do because if it was snowing right now they'd have to sedate me and keep me in a mental ward, because Jesus I couldn't handle that.

In conclusion the cold has made me insane, please disregard this crazy angry post.

-1:27 AM

3:35 AM
Oh God now it's 24 degrees please send help


Jan. 4th, 2008 08:21 am
ivyette: (Individual)
Several important things:

-Britney Spears is currently in the hospital being given a mental evaluation. If something serious happens to her, well, I won't be finding out late like I did with Anna Nicole. And you know what? No matter how useless she is as a human being these days, I'm genuinely saddened and concerned for her. http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com is, of course, taking care of any and all updates, for any person out there who may care at all.

-Also, some people won some thing in Iowa. I won't give a hoot until October about politics. I can't stand the thought of getting all attached to someone, only to have them cruelly snatched from my hands by the primaries. But I do want you to tell me: is who won/how the candidates placed a surprise? How do you all feel about it?

-Oh, and one of the news anchors on Fox 13's Good Day Tampa Bay show is retiring. I grew up hearing this man EVERY DAY before I went to school, and I'll miss him. It was his on-air partner (who is not retiring) who informed me that George Harrison had died. I don't know why I'm suddenly so chatty, considering my last post was about how I can't form coherent sentences. I still can't, I think. Anyway, happy retirement, Bill Murphy.

Man, I need sleep. Also, I'm REALLY cold. Colder than usual. My mother is currently possessed by the devil, there's no other explanation.

-8:26 AM
K, Edited to close one of my bold tags. This is what I get for HTML-ing without sleep.


Jan. 3rd, 2008 10:48 pm
ivyette: (Individual)
Okay, I'm too cold to function.
...I realize it'll be extremely boring if every entry from now until March is just "I'm cold" and "I'm cold" and "GAHHHH I AM SO FREAKING COLD", but I really can't help it.

I've hit a snag in the story I'm currently working on, in that suddenly I can't think of what to do with it. It was just, like, all of a sudden, in the middle of working, I just stopped like "hey, I can't write any more," almost like I'm a printer that ran out of ink or something.
...And look, I've done it again, in the middle of writing this entry. I think I've used up my quota of words for this... month? already.
Or it's just that I can't write when I'm cold. I have no idea.

-10:53 PM, 37 degrees F


Jan. 2nd, 2008 11:11 pm
ivyette: (Individual)
It's thirty degrees outside and my electric blanket only works sometimes (and I have to connect everything VERY CAREFULLY and pray while I'm plugging it in and hope I don't wake up to the error message flashing at me.)
It was eighty degrees just two days ago, because Florida is crazy. There is no making sense of Florida weather. It doesn't make sense. I don't mind, because I HATE THE COLD SO MUCH and I love having 80 degree weather in December, but now that it's January, well, winter has finally properly begun, and we probably won't be seeing 80 degrees for awhile. (Or maybe we will! Because Florida is CRAZY!)
I love this state.

Being cold actually annoys me, so if I seem angrier over the next few months, well, that's why. I can't help it. I find being cold to be frustrating and almost painful. I can ignore being too hot, but I can't stand being too cold. At least I have precious, precious socks. And the electric blanket is still a pretty warm blanket even when it isn't turned on. It's going to be a hard few months.

-11:13 PM

ETA: Okay, now it's 26 degrees outside, and I hate everything.
-3:57 AM
ivyette: (Individual)
Back in what I like to call my Era of Great Tackiness, which was 8th grade to 10th grade, I wore ungodly amounts of mismatched plastic jewelry, broken, dirty, mismatched shoes, and a lot of make-up which I was, hilariously, allergic to. This was like my own personal 80s. Everything was a poor fashion choice. Except we were really broke back then, so it was really just t-shirts and jeans with a lot of random crap layered over top.
Back before the word was widely used (God I'm old) I had a scene staple: a collection of arm warmers. By collection, I mean three pairs: fishnet fingerless, electric blue fingerless, and black handless (so they were just black tubes of fabric). I inherited this last pair from my grandmother, who was so skinny the two other things I inherited from her don't fit, which are her wedding band and her jade ring, which are a size 4 or something. Anyways, I marched around the hallways of Powell and Springstead with my arms covered in fabric and plastic like I didn't care, which, incidentally, I didn't.

I'm mentioning the Era of Great Tackiness because I've broken out the blue arm warmers again. Not because I want to relive some horrifying moments of my life, though. It's because I'M COLD.
In Florida, for those who don't live here, the houses are mostly one story, with a very small space above them called the "attic" but which doesn't have an actual floor, and you have to get to it by using a hole in the ceiling. They also don't really have a lot of separate rooms. The kitchen, dining area (or dining room, if you're richer) and the living room are all in the same general area, in the middle of the house (and the front doors as well as the garage doors commonly open onto this area as well.) Coming off of this area are the bedrooms and bathrooms.
The heat in the central rooms comes from several small ducts. Now, this doesn't quite work, as it's much harder to circulate hot air in a large space than it is in a small space.
Now, you'd think in the smaller rooms the heating efficiency problem might be a bit better. Nope.
My house has no insulation in the "outside rooms". These are rooms like mine that have most of their walls bordering no other part of the house. The parts of my room that do border the house don't border anything useful; how hot can a bathroom or a pantry closet get?
So no matter where I go at night I'm cold. According to WeatherBug, it's 42 degrees at the elementary school down the block.
My room is so cold that the parts of the bed I'm not currently occupying literally feel like I'm touching ice cubes. Even with an electric blanket cranked up to fifteen. Ack.

Anyway, the point of this entry is that while I like to believe I've left all of my bad habits behind, sometimes I have to embrace my inner sixteen-year-old (the one I'm identical to, according to, like, everyone ever) and wear arm warmers to actually keep my arms warm (omgwtfgasp!)

I'd wear the beautiful pink ones Bianca gave me, but those are too pretty and I might snag them or something, so I'm saving them for a time when I'm not sitting in the dark by myself.

In case you're wondering, the next era was the Era of Lesser Tackiness (tons of bangles and beaded bracelets and more beads than my poor neck could handle) which blended seamlessly into the Era of Oh My God, Everything Matches. I can't wait to see what my next era will be. Hopefully it'll be warmer.

-3:01 AM
P.S. Everything they've told you about Florida being a warm, sunny paradise all winter long is a BITTER, CRACK-INDUCED LIE.

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